Starting some new Halloween traditions (aka: What do you get when you cross Halloween with Easter with jozjozjoz?)

Self portrait taken in the mirror of the guest restroom at Mike's place.  Click to embiggen.
Since I went to a great Halloween party last night, I didn’t feel the need to go out again tonight. Instead, I stayed home and gave out candy (no, not walnuts) to the five groups of kids who showed up at the door. Since I had pretty much given up on trick-or-treaters coming to the door at around 7pm, the kids who did show up each got a crapload of candy (Tootsie rolls, pops, dots, etc) from me.

I had pretty much watched everything I could on our main TiVo while I was waiting for trick-or-treaters, so I got bored & decided to do some stuff in the kitchen. I usually buy eggs in bulk at Costco (five dozen at a time) and will hard-boil a large pot of eggs at one time. When I put the hard-boiled eggs back into the fridge with the other eggs, I usually mark them with a large ‘X’ across the top with a black sharpie.

We decided against carving pumpkins this year (no time), so I thought I’d get my Halloween creative jollies off on the hard-boiled eggs. Kind of a Easter-ish twist on Halloween, or something.

I started off with a couple of simple jack-o-lantern-type faces, but then started drawing other animals and progressed to (somewhat) recognizable cartoon characters. Can you tell who/what I was trying to draw? (Hey, I wasn’t trying to be DaVinci, I was just doodling on eggs…)
2004 Halloween Eggs by jozjozjoz.

Since I had just watched an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (“Hi” to my friend Craig… not McCracken!), I did a little tribute in hard-boiled egg and sharpie:
2004 Halloween Eggs by jozjozjoz.  Inspired by Foster's Home.  Apologies to Craig McCracken.

I wrapped it up with some tributes to some of my favorite bloggers… the Domokun is inspired by the pictures of Mikey that Joelle posted. And the Lockergnome was inspired by Chris Pirillo himself. (And you thought I wasn’t going to do anything useful with that mousepad I got at Gnomedex 4.)
2004 Halloween Eggs by jozjozjoz.  Inspired by Mikey and his Domokun. 2004 Halloween Eggs by jozjozjoz.  Inspired by Lockergnome.  Apologies to Chris Pirillo.

I don’t know if I’m going to do this every year (I wasn’t planning to stay home and make eggs… it just turned out that way), but this is the kind of thing that happens when I have too much free time on my hands…

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