October 31, 2004

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...

Posted by jozjozjoz at October 31, 2004 11:53 PM

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Headline of your local newspaper today, November 1, 2004: No Halloween Treats from Joz - Squirrels revolt.

Cool egg art! (And the current dog up on The Dogs of pic... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!)

Posted by: redsaid at November 1, 2004 12:29 AM

Oooh! Hello Kitty egg!I am still in England. More kids are doing Hallowe'en here than back in Indianapolis.

Posted by: Nez at November 1, 2004 12:35 AM

Boiled eggs is definatly something I've never seen or heard used before on hollowen.Nice character designs.

Posted by: Philly Jay at November 1, 2004 08:51 AM

Yummy. Eggs. I was going to hand out bottled water to fat kids this year, but in the end I chickened out. Hard Bolied eggs would be a nice healthy alternative too though. hmm. Maybe next year.

Posted by: orbicon at November 1, 2004 09:08 AM

definitely too much time on your hands...

Posted by: yoshi! at November 1, 2004 10:16 AM

What? Just the one color??? Don't you have other colors at your disposal?

Posted by: Deltus at November 1, 2004 10:18 AM

those are the cutest eggs ever!

Posted by: t at November 1, 2004 11:13 AM

We are SUCH twins!!! I love Foster's Home, it cracks me up and those are really well drawn. I want a set :) sign me up ;)

Posted by: Meeta at November 1, 2004 11:40 AM

Those are awesome! I'm glad you had a good time at the party - it was good to see you again!

Posted by: Michael Doss at November 1, 2004 11:44 AM

Hey! You're letting your hair grow longer, again. :)

Posted by: keith at November 1, 2004 03:50 PM

what a cool idea! i love the Hello Kitty and the Mickey, but i agree with Deltus -- you need different color sharpies.

Posted by: P at November 1, 2004 08:18 PM

i love this!!! wish i could draw...*sniff*sniff*

the eggs are so cute :)

Posted by: Howard (AiYahh) at November 5, 2004 01:44 PM

I guess that officially makes me an egghead?

Posted by: Chris Pirillo at November 5, 2004 04:41 PM

I like the self-portrait with the candles a lot!

Posted by: William at July 30, 2005 02:04 AM

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