Success and Failure

Grumble say: Puny humans!From the Dead Letter Office:
Our friend Gzzlglug writes…

Subject: Bruno

It’s sad, really. I had the highest hopes for my pumpkin monster involving lavish plans with PVC, dowels and wire. Novice that I am, I stupidly believed that I could do this with a real pumpkin, and have ended up with (rather cool) skeletal arms protruding from a black-draped ladder, upon which the head sits.

Hey, Glugmuck

If you don’t count swearing, “I stupidly believed” ranks as one of the top 10 most-uttered canards by the haunt engineer. A few other gems in that list are: “We assumed”, “Randy said”, and “It’ll be fine”.

Tape ZombieTo date, I can’t recall a single project that ended the way I thought it would when it was hatched. Sometimes that works out for the best, and sometimes you get a Packing Tape Zombie.

Enjoy your successes and toss your failures over the fence. They make good nesting material for bunnies and quail. Tape Zombie - 2 years laterPacking tape zombies, however, degrade differently. They’ll hang around, usually out of spite, to remind you of your spectacular potential for inadequacy.

On the plus side, when it finally fills up with ants, it will eventually burst.


Success and Failure…

4 Responses to “Success and Failure”

  1. Spook-great job as always! The mausoleum looks fantastic!
    Keep it up!

  2. Thanks, Hawk Girl

    Just began wading through the gigabytes of photographs from this year. Started last night while “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” was on in the background. Nice touch. :)

  3. ok – well – since my note yesterday, I have now turned into creepy pumpkin-head groupie, perused Pumpkinrot and GrimHollow and have developed a huge inferiority complex with my sad, wilting pumpkin head sitting on it’s ladder. Shall endeavor to experiment with paper mache and plastic and copious amounts of duct tape and see what I can come up with for next year.

    Failing that, do you…ummm..take commissions?????


  4. Pam,

    Those are both great places to fuel up the old inferiority complex. Mine’s parked out in the garage now since it outgrew its closet.

    I can offer two bits of advice on the subject, and the first is this: Always buy duct tape on sale. Second, do exactly what you just said. Experiment, learn, and blaze new trails. Have fun in the creating.