I usually stay away from politics in public forums like blogs and such. In fact, I do not claim to be a member of either of the two major parties. I’m an independent, which means I have the distinct ability to poke fun and satirize both political parties as I see fit.
Tonight, Mitt Romney is in my cross-hairs because of his off-hand comment about Big Bird in tonight’s debate.
Again, I must reiterate, this is not a condemnation of Romney as a candidate, just my addition to the Sad Big Bird memes I’ve seen all over the ‘net since he made that comment.
Now, I just want to go drown my sorrows about Big Bird’s budget cuts in a pint of ice cream while I watch Follow that Bird.
Instead of Devil’s Night mischief, the Jackson family will be carving pumpkins and eating cupcakes from the Just Baked bakery. Because my daughter is completely obsessed with Elmo these days, I’m going to turn my pumpkin into Elmo. I’m not creative enough to freehand an intricate pumpkin, but give me a stencil and I’m all set. Luckily, the Elmo stencil shouldn’t be too tough – plus it will make Lily’s day.
If Elmo isn’t your kid’s thing, Nick Jr. has plenty of free stencils on their site as well. Unfortunately, they don’t have an Olivia stencil, so I’m sticking with Elmo.
If you’re interested, here’s the stencil I found online from a guy named pumpkinman. Besides Elmo, he also has plenty of cool options including Batman, The Joker, Jack Nicholson from The Shining, and a few assorted Disney characters as well. Come back to my blog later tonight to see pictures from our Devil’s Night pumpkin fun!
Courtesy of Pumpkinman_01 – click the image for all of his free stencils