This year, we decided to try a new thing where we'd buy our pumpkins close to Halloween and then they wouldn't rot and need to be thrown away by the actual holiday. This had the added benefit of giving us extra time to trash talk.
We got our pumpkins from a nearby church. The pumpkins were priced by width and our total came to $24. It hadn't occurred to either of us that this would need to be a cash transaction and we had a total of $19 betwen us. Fortunately, Raj's pumpkin had a couple of suspect black spots, so they gave us a discount of How much do you have? We'll take it.
It turned out that his pumpkin had indeed already started to rot. He was forced to cut that hole you see there to get rid of the worst of it. When he is judged the loser of this competiion, he will likely try to use this disadvantage as an excuse, but I'll remind him that pumpkin selection is a part of the competition.
He turned that hole into one of the eyes in the pumpkin on the left there. I decided this year to go for cleverness over actual carving skill (since, let's face it, I'm not exactly a finesse player in the sport of pumpkin carving) with my pumpkin pi idea. I was pretty proud of myself when I came up with it. Sadly, a quick Google search reveals that many, many people have thought of it before me.
Alright, ladies and gentlemen, it's up to you. Probably you should not take into account which one of us provides you with free entertainment at least once a week. Just straight up pumpkin judging. What say you?