Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Did you know that if you stick Christmas Lights in a Microwave at Full Power for about 10 Seconds, that they light up in different colours, even if they are a sting of White Lights? Check it out....
This would be a fun science experiment for school credit if somehow I could figure out why they turn different colours.
Here is a sign that was posted at the Swank Farm Corn Maze (Maize?!?) in Hollister, CA.
And yet Corn was thrown at a Spouse. We won't say who, but her name sounds like Schmeather.
No Assault charges were filed, and no one was arraigned in Superior Court, County of Los Angeles.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hey is that Ulysses up ahead in that red Toyota truck? We have been disappointed before, but this one was going around 70 mph, so there was a good chance. Let's try to catch up to him.
Could that be Ulysses? There are various sightings of big red Toyota Trucks, but we don't often have our camera out. Plus to spot a Ulysses in the wild is fairly rare. It took us from Blackie Road to Espinosa Road to catch up, but then we were able to see if we had our catch. Was it him?
BELIEVABILITY RATING: 100%. Not only was the driver Mexican-American, just like the perp we were looking for, but our boys INSIDE the Truck confirmed that indeed it was Ulysses, still talking about how Batman: The Dark Knight is not only the greatest movie ever, it is the single greatest THING ever. Also, this truck was going 73 mph towards Salinas, which also fits the profile. Lastly, we could hear 'Ave Maria" blasting even over the highway noise.
For our First Ulysses sighting, we had a good one. We did not bomb out like our Kramer sightings, but we are starting to believe that that Family did indeed move out of the area (Note to selves: We will need to do something about that).
If they did move out of the area, why are we seeing so many big white vans?
Point your browsers here again to Pizzashooters for more Ulysses and Kramer sightings!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Since I have a sewing machine, and since the more qualified seamstress has recently moved out of state, I was given the honor of making them.
I traced around one of Father's other maniples to make a pattern, and then began cutting the interfacing.
Now for the part of sewing that always scares me the most: cutting into the fabric.
The color of the fabric was a good match for the vestments, but it was very thin and soft. To use the technical term: swishy. So I used the interfacing to help keep its shape, and give the Maniple more weight.
A Maniple is supposed to have three crosses, one on each end, and one in the middle. Since I didn't have time to order cross shaped apliques, I used ribbon. Juan picked it out. Worked on this late Saturday night after an afternoon at the beach. There's still time!
Sunday morning and they were finished! Phew! Seen here against one of the vestments used at Mass.
They have told us and many other people that they have moved away, but we keep on seeing evidence that they in fact have not moved away. Case in point, we keep on seeing their Van. We have now taken to keep a camera close by just in case it is the Kramers.
Here is the latest sighting:
We suspected it was the Kramers. It looked like their Van, and it was near a church. We figured that they were just trying to avoid us so that we would not eat more of their food. We moved in for a closer look.
Sure looked like them!
Then on closer inspection, the driver was Mexican, or at least looked like it, and convincingly. Second of all, why would they be in Watsonville? And why would they have a sign on their van offering to take people to flu clinics?
BELIEVABILITY RATING: 72%. This actually is rather low. What brings this rating down a lot is that the Driver was Mexican. He probably still is, for all we know. Only God in his infinite Wisdom and Knowledge would know for sure.
So this sighting was a bust, but we are sure there will be ample more opportunities to go Kramer Sighting!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Dawn breaking out, with the Star Sirius in the middle of the clouds.
Let us come up with some better names for this Faire. Here are a few:
1. Come as your Favourite Dungeons and Dragons Character
2. Boobs Are Us
3. Where's Dumbledore?
4. PaganFest 2009
5. Burning Pagan (Just like Burning Man, only less Pot and Chronic, and even less Mexicans)
7. Men In Tights
We're sure there are a few others.
Apparently this guy's job was to lie passed out in the street. Sweet.
The jousting tournament. This guy was representing Scotland, but we weren't allowed to cheer for him as our section was assigned the German knight.
Someone decides to deliver a message to Juan and frighten him by leaving a Lemon near his feet.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Who the heck gave you permission to grow up so fast? It was only a short time ago that you were putting Butter in your hair to our amusement.
Yeah, we're saving that for future dates that come to the door.
Today, some Jehovah's Witnesses came aound. They come up to Monica. Here is the conversation:
JW: Hi, do you speak Spanish?
Birthday Girl: Non, je ne parle l'Espangnol.
JW: Oh. Would you like a pamphlet?
BG: Non, je suis Catholique. Avoir!
That's our little girl!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tracey cooked us a fantastic dinner.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Where to go on vacation? We figured we had about a week or maybe a bit less. I figured that would be maximum we would last with each other before felony charges would be filed. Probably against Nicholas. Oh man, if only we knew what was coming in June!
Well we chose to go to the Grand Canyon. Not the new one, but Grand Canyon Classic, the original one in Arizona.
So the day is coming when we were to leave, and we find out that there is a Snow Storm just behind us, and will hit Williams, AZ right as we are getting there. We had chains, and practiced putting them on, but if things got really hairy, our alternate plan was to head south once the snow stopped us, and to go to San Diego.
So off we go!
Just outside of Bakersfield, up in the hills, we already encountered snow. A foreshadow of all the snowballs thrown. Usually by Monica at Nicholas.