I can honestly say that I've never chosen a pumpkin because it was ugly or quirky or non-traditional. I've always chosen a pumpkin because it was a nice color, size or shape. Sometimes the color, size and shape decision was influenced by the fact that I was going to carve it or paint it, but usually not. I just see the pumpkin that looks "good" and that's the one that comes home. Sort of like the Christmas tree that looks good on the lot but once at home, you realize it doesn't fit the house or the stand or any of your actual Christmas tree needs.
It's often taken a good long time to find the perfect pumpkin, there are just too many to choose from and I have to actually pick them up and hold them before I know whether I've found "the one". Tessie blogged about trying to find the perfect pumpkin out of the hundreds and hundreds at the patch. She had some trouble choosing but she did it and it is a nice pumpkin.
My big kids always seemed to choose a pumpkin in the same way but now, times have changed and 9 times out of 10 they choose a pumpkin that looks a little different, a little quirky or downright ugly (though ugly is in the eye of the beholder and all that.)
Pasta Queen's post about warty pumpkins says it all, for me. I'm just not attracted to the warty pumpkin.
Gina, on the other hand, picked a bumpy pumpkin and she likes him quite a bit.
Are you attracted to the bumpy pumpkin or the warty pumpkin? How about the green pumpkin or the white pumpkin? Or are you a traditionalist? And which is better, tall and skinny or short and round?
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