Sunday, October 3, 2010

160 - Good Grief, Charlie Brown


pumpkins here
pumpkins there
pumpkins flying
through the air
is it
the Great Pumpkin
come to bring fun
or little boys
in big bodies
& a giant toy gun?



What can you say in 160 characters? Go see Monkey Man.

Spent the day at the pumpkin patch with the family. If you enlarge the first photo, that is no the moon in the sky, but my pumpkin traveling 225 feet though the air. I figure, I helped it accomplish a latent dream of flying, but we really have to work on the landing.

And just for fun, Mami shows us whats happening today.

Have a great Sunday everyone!

110 comments:

Matty said...

I heard it was Charlie's birthday too.

TechnoBabe said...

We have never been to the pumpkin patch here. That looks like fun shooting a pumpkin in the air like that.

Someone Is Special said...

I loved your pumpkin.. Brian, you are invited to Room for Romance

Lovely 160.. Mine is up..

--Someone Is Special--

Deborah said...

Oh very good 160, looks like great fun, that's one impressive flying pumpkin!
... and no we don't have (had to google it) Bengay LOL

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
The Pumpkin Blaster...What a nice little rhyme and great use of 160 words too!
(What a nice way to spend an autumn with your family too!)
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-o

Susan Deborah said...

Dorothy did the work well, I reckon. I did enlarge the picture and was surprised. I have never heard of pumpkin-blasting before. Yours is a different culture! Glad that you had fun.

A wee curious here: Do you only blast pumpkins? What else happens?

Joy always,
Susan

Susannah said...

Oooh, flying pumpkins, I love it! lol
Nice 160.

My 160 - His First Time.

Brian Miller said...

susan, no it was a blast in more ways than one...smiles. we spent the day running through corn mazes, riding hay rides, picking pumpkins, playing with the farm animals...they had a huge bin filled with corn kernels that the boys played in like a sand box...there was a corn gun too where you launched dried ears...all of the launched food would be eaten by livestock eventually...there was also a slide called the mine shaft which was an underground slide...rubber duck races...lots of fun...but that would go way over 160...lol.

Katherine said...

Is it a bird, is it a plane .. no it's Brian's flying pumpkin!!
Wow it sounds like such a fabulous day of fun!

Mrsupole said...

Hi Brian,
So glad you all had a blast, your day sounded like it was a lot of fun.

Happy Pumpkin Day to you all.

God bless.

PS...doing okay, will be back soon.

Cindybrown said...

This looks like so much fun!!! Boy that pumpkin had some power behind it!!Glad you had a wonderful time :)

izzy said...

Just made pie ! owe someone a loaf or 2 of pumpkin bread-
Launching pumpkins, huh;wouldn't want to be under the landing ! a spray of seeds
maybe...interesting!

the walking man said...

My only question is: Is it still good for a pie after the landing?
Never ever waste a good pumpkin pie says I.

Cheryl said...

Nice one Brian. The flying pumpkin is great. I suspect no amount of "work" will make the landing anything but splat.

Fireblossom said...

It's the Flying Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Incoming!!! LOL.

Thank you, Brian, for all of your wonderful recent comments. I am trying to catch up a little, today. :-)

gautami tripathy said...

pumpkin flying through the air!

I like that!

:D

patched flashback

Heather said...

flying pumpkins, oh my! I've never seen such a thing! great words here! and the picture of the flying pumpkin made me smile...I'm showing this one to my kids!

Dulce said...

Oh MY!
Pumkins and canyons... that mind of yours...
:)

Tom said...

last year there was a nationwide pumpkin shortage...guess they're doing alright now!

5thsister said...

Ha! I have a 50 year old big boy that I think would enjoy that big gun as well!

joanny said...

A FUN 160- our pumpkin patch here is nothing as fun as that, my boys would have loved it.

cheers,
Joanny

Vicki Lane said...

Hilarious! I'll bet your boys loved it!

Vodka Logic said...

We have kids in the neighborhood who do a great job with out the gun.. great 160

Maha said...

sounds like you had fun

BLOGitse said...

Never heard/seen this kind of fun before!
Happy Sunday!

Mighty M said...

That pumpkin can really fly - too fun!

Tara R. said...

I would love shooting a pumpkin cannon.

Lori said...

This sounds like you and your family visited a pumpkin patch and had some fun together. Such good memories your making with them. Hope your Sunday is wonderful!

CM said...

Hahaha...too funny...boys will be boys!

McGillicutty said...

I wish we had a pumpkin blaster... looks like fun.. my hubby would totally get into that!!!

Dianne said...

Ha! that's hysterical. a pumpkin chucker. found poetry.
Mine is up
have a great sunday,
the rain finally found the west coast
Dianne

Eva Gallant said...

My grandson's cub scout troop get to do this every year. They think it's great fun! l

Lynn said...

Shooting pumpkins? I've never heard of that! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

kkrige said...

Awesome Brian! Woohoo!!
go pumpkin go...

Myrna R. said...

It's great to have fun. Nice to be with your kids, and I know - the kid is revived in you too.

I love how you can create a poem out of any experience or thought. Enjoyed this one as always.

Kay said...

oh... poor pumpkin! Just a few hours ago, I sent the text.... mmmmm pumpkins! :( Your words say it true, little boys in big bodies with a gun.. haha

sounds like fun! :) (poor pumpkin)

yet snazzy write to accompany it!

Jerry said...

oh to be a pumpkin in a blaster

Tracy said...

Thanks for the smile this morning. I have seen these things, but never known anyone who actually used one.

Birdie said...

and I was wondering what was that orange ball flying over our house the other day ... and it was Brian's pumpkin ... :-)) happy Sunday Brian!

Betsy said...

A big pumpkin canon named Dorothy! LOL! :)

That first picture is incredible!

The second...is that you with the mowhawk and your boys? They grew their's out and you had to get one? haha...nice.

Sounds like a wonderful day!

SY said...

one word..... awesome!!!!

TALON said...

Now that looks like a blast - for little kids and big kids :)

Alice Audrey said...

That is an impressive toy gun. Big kid toy.

Carolina Linthead said...

LOL! Nothing like a good punkin chunkin' gun...

Barbara said...

Love pumpkin patches and the pumpkin blaster looks like fun. :0

Good, Bryan!

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

it sure sounds like fun! happy Sunday to you too!

Daniel said...

Look's like fun. Yeah, the landings always seem to be the real issue.

Monkey Man said...

Wow! What fun. A punkin gun. Love this time of year and your 160. Thanks for playing, Brian.

Bernie said...

Brings memories of taking the children to the pumpkin patch, they loved it but we didn't shoot them in the air like that (my son would of loved it.....:-) Hugs

gospelwriter said...

yup, it's getting to be about that time, isn't it? Excellent 160!

PattiKen said...

You are a man of many talents. Maybe it's time to move up to bigger things. I posted something on Sightings for you.

Unknown Mami said...

I've never heard of pumpkins shooting through the air, I guess that's how you squash the enemy.

adeeyoyo said...

Wow, you have pumpkins for Africa! Dorothy looks quite incapable - but my goodness have I been proved wrong! Wonderful family fun day... Lucky kids - big and small!

sheila said...

Oh boy, what a FUN post! And that is SOOOOOO funny about the pumpkin in the first pic! OMG, sweet orangy post!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Loved the Charlie Brown reference!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What fun. It's been way too long since I've been to our pumpkin patch here.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I wanna blast pumpkins!

Claudia said...

that sounds fantastic - we don't have something like this over here...i know someone who would love to try this...

California Girl said...

I take it the gun is for the pumpkins? Is it loud? They shoot corn cobs through a cannon here at the local Corn MaiZe. It's pretty cool. Well, the guys like it anyway.

JeffScape said...

Haha! I need one of those in my lawn.

Victoria said...

Long live the Great Pumpkin!
Fun 160.

Victoria

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/sunday-160-sweet-ps/

Brian Miller said...

cali...it gives a pretty good phwump...its al air pressure so...

David Waters said...

We have amazing pumpkin patches around here, most have corn mazes along with them...great times, looks like your day was grand :)

Madame DeFarge said...

Looks like great fun. Why don't we do that sort of thing over here?

Maggie said...

How interesting!! Wish we had that here!

gayle said...

I want to go to a pumpkin patch this year..........hopefully we can!! Yours looks fun!!

Magpie said...

What a lot of fun!! I read in the comments all the things you did. I bet the boys were tired and slept well that night. I love to watch these competitions on the science channels when they launch the pumpkins. The Great Pumpkin is a family viewing tradition in our house. ..."I got a rock..." :)

Me said...

Awesome pic! The flying pumpkin rocks! :)

william said...

sounds like a great day had by all :)

Prayer Girl said...

What lucky children you and your wife have, they have such a wonderful family creating beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

PG

Captain Dumbass said...

There's little to compare with the joy of firing a pumpkin from a cannon.

Everyday Goddess said...

Very cool!

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, nothing like a good old pumpkin blaster to make a party!! :)

Looks like a ton of fun. Pumpkins appearing here now too, yay.

xo

only a movie said...

I bet your boys loved the flying pumpkin. Awesome.

Snuggle Wasteland said...

We went to the pumpkin patch on Saturday, too. Sadly, there wasn't a pumpkin catapult. My boys would have LOVED that.

Tiffany said...

What a shot!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I've never been to a corn maze. (I have nightmare like thoughts of Children of the Corn) but the pumpkin patch sounds like fun!

I have a pumpkin growing in my yard (that I didn't plant) and I'm actually excited to see how big it gets before it's time to pick.

Way to go with the pumpkin blaster.

Beedeebabee said...

I've seen pumpkins launched by a trebuchet, but I've never seen a pumpkin gun like that! I can't believe how high your pumpkin got. What fun! Great pictures and your poem is really cute too. :) Paulette

Liza said...

that is SO COOL!!!
the Great Pumpkin...love it!

alex said...

last time was in a pumkin patch i was a little girl im hoping i could go back this year
):)(:(

Just Be Real said...

Is that like a potato gun? Thanks Brian.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Shoot out at the pumpkin patchÉ

That is wrong, Charlie Brown, just wrong!

Amy said...

Would love to see flying pumpkins. A few years back we had a pumpkin patch launching some (Little People Big World) but we never made it out to see it.

Caty said...

that looks kinda fun...hope no one was on the receiving end though :)

ds said...

Now that is something I have never seen before! A pumpkin blaster (is that what's on the sign?)--ingenious. But will it be a match for the Great Pumpkin ;)

KB said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun, Pumpkin.

R. Burnett Baker said...

I've been to a pumpkin patch. But it didn't have a big gun! Hummmm....After the landing there will be seeds sprouting pumpkins someday where you least expect it!

Rick

Pat said...

Splat! Looks like fun!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian:)

I can see you had a wonderful time with your family and your post reflects the great fun you had.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

Reflections said...

As we passed the pumpkin patch on my way to dropping off stuff at work today, I commented that we needed to do this.

Has been a very long time... and only a quarter of a mile from my workplace. Need to add it to my to do list this year. Sounds like a funfilled day.

The Empress said...

My 2 boys love to do this.

Once, just thinks it's dumb.
Me? secretly, I like to do it, too.

WAAAY FUN!!

Happy Sunday, B.

P.S. If you have the time, pls stop over and read the fantastic post at bossy betty.

It is tremendous...one of her best.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I would so love to do that with my godson. What a blast!
Happy SIMC, jj

e said...

I've never heard of shooting pumpkins...smiles. Glad you and the boys enjoyed your day.

Goofball said...

good grief :D

Sonya said...

I miss Pumpkin Patches..they don't have those here in The Netherlands and what a shame it is!

MsBabyPlan said...

I love pumpkins, Ican't wait to move to Canada to be part for the Halloween fever!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Zuzana said...

Oh, this post made me laugh out loud and what a better way to start a mundane Monday morning then with a good laugh.;)
The first picture looks like there is an UFO in the sky, hehe.;)
I am sure this must have been a memorable day for you guys.;)
Have a great day dear Brian,
xo

Valerie said...

Cute and fun. I thought the 'thing' in the sky was an air balloon... glad someone pointed it out.

Jill said...

OH MY! My boys would be in HEAVEN to shoot off that pumpkin launcher!!

I think it does disrespect THE GREAT PUMPKIN though...doesn't it?? HA!
;)

Sh@s said...

Enjoy!! =)

Lorraine said...

Wow amagician with words and pumpkin, how awesome are you!!!!

gaelikaa said...

Pumpkins! Halloween is coming.

natalee said...

Oh that looked like fum.. my boys would have loved that

JStar said...

:) I miss those pumpkin patch days. My girls are too "grown" for that now lol

she said...

a pumpkin blaster - that is so cool!

secret agent woman said...

I love seeing the pumpkin stands out this time of year.

Becky said...

Kalimera Brian(goodmorning in greek)Oh I loved those pumpkin patch days.I can remember when we took the girls.My oldest lovedd Halloween.Her and her dad lol.lol@a pumpkin through a cannon Ive never seen.Didnt it break all apart and hit everyone,lol.

Have a good one Brian!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Love the pumpkin flying. i dont think they do that at our pumpkin patches but its been awhile since I've gone to one! ;)

Syd said...

Wow, there is one flying pumpkin. The landing would be a bit messy I'm sure.

Marla said...

Punkin Chunkin......now that is good time Okie fun!!