Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunset Over Salinas Valley

Old Stage Road, outside of Salinas on 29, April 2010.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Land Lord FAIL! Parte Dos

Que onda loco? ¿Que pasion? Whassa matter? Why doncho you ever return phone calls, ese?

My compadre and comadre are right. You ARE a Flake!

My ruca was a little upset that you never called back so that we could rent that little casita up in Maine. My ruca would really like to visit up there. You see, my vieja and her little traviesos get tired of all the beauty around el Estado Dorado, the Golden State. It would be nice to visit around this great country of ours, and what could be more different than my barrio here on East side than York County, Maine?

Why didn't you ever call back, chavalo?

Is it because of the way I look?

Because I can tell you, 'mano, I have less tats than my oldest, and she's a chavala. I got my first gang tat when I was initiated at 7. No me digas que tienes miedo? Don't tell me you're afraid, loco? I'm a harmless little fuzzball, I would never hurt a fly, unless that fly never called me or my friends back de una casita that would be just right for them.

Is it because you think that I was born outside of the country? No es verdad, joto! My family has been what is presently the American state of Califas since 1820. When did they come over you say? The first of my ancianos came on over in the boat shortly after Cortes, que Dios lo bediga, in 1529.

Is it because you think I can't pay the rent? I would like to transfer within my company, and my jefes think i would be a good match for our TV station in Portland. Mira, here's a retrato of me at work.

I have even won an Emmy, buey!

Do you think we are going to be too loud for the neighbours? Neta, Holmes! We are a quiet family with quiet friends. Just ask my next door neighbours! We host little quiet parties, like the one in the picture right below....

This was my daughter's Quincenera, a small intimate gathering, as you can see. We put on chanclas, and danced for a couple of days. It was a toda madre, I tell you.

Mira, güero. I am not just some pachuco who came off the street. I won't leave the baikas from the kids out where the people can see them. no somos chafa, caborn. We are high class quality people. I will even leave my fuscas (guns) in Califas. Plus I am a Miclo (light-skinned Mexican-American), so I know I will fit right in in southern Maine, even though I am a little panzón (fat). I look pretty good, in fact!

¿ My carrucha? I know it will fit right in in the state of Maine! I will put it in the garage ALL the time!
Come on, get yourself some canicas, and rent to me or my friends.

¿Me entiendes, Méndez?

Ay te Wacho (Be seeing you!)!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kramer Sighting! Florida Edition

It's time for another edition of Kramer sighting!

This time, our roving correspondent went to the Sunshine State, where it only took her 12 hours to get to the Panhandle section, and one in flight scare out of Atlanta!

Let's go to the videotape!

This house certainly looks large enough to house all the Kramers. Plenty of room to do all their laundry and that of Fort Bragg combined. Pretty nice. there is even a HUGE WHITE BUS (yes, it is a bus according to its paperwork) parked in the front. Could this be them? Let's take a closer look....

The interior floor of this particular Bus certainly looks like it is used to haul kids around, and possibly may even be home to tropical amazon life. however, those kids in this particular Bus don't look anything like the Kramer children. They appear to be much too old to be the ones we knew in California. Plus there does not appear to be any boys around.

This Cutie Pie cannot possibly be the youngest Kramer! Although very cute, this young lady is much too big and has WAY too much curly hair to be the one we know. this young lady also seems to be walking very well, while the one we know was not walking too much way back in September.

Believability Rating: 37%. The problems with this sighting, even though this blog went to the expense of sending a correspondent all the way to Florida, here is what is wrong. first all, the house on second thought, does seem a little small to house all 132 Kramers.

Secondly, the children we did get pictures of are too different from the ones we remember. Lastly, the young lady we did get a picture of had really long curly hair, bangs, and was walking just too well to be the Cutie Pie we remember. Plus, no one whacked the correspondent in the knee, hobbling her for life.

So, the search continues, although the trip to Florida was not entirely fruitless. Our correspondent spent nearly a week in the Panhandle of Florida, in the Spring Break capital , and very nearly partied with thousands!

Tune in again sometime later on this week! There are reports Naval Officers have been spotted not just in California, but on the Central Coast, and even at Mission San Juan Bautista!!!


Friday, April 23, 2010

On That Jesus - Borg Connection...

I knew it had to happen sometime, I guess.

"You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own."
To those who attack the Church: "Small words from a small being, trying to attack what it doesn't understand."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stormy Sunset on the Central Coast of California

Sunset on the Central Coast of California during a Spring Storm.

It cannot be told from the picture, but the winds were gusting up to 40 Miles Per Hour.

Now That Is Hardcore Traditionalism

It's not easy being a hardocre Traditionalist Young lady. You want to practice the Faith and worship as your ancestors did, but you still want to keep a healthy, active lifestyle. What do you do?

Have Mom make you a Sunday Dress that can also go with any exercise equipment!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If only Our World Was As Beautiful As Pandora!


Enjoy a picture of our little tree Hugger!

In honour of Earth Day, this blogger will not be showering or using toilet paper all day tomorrow!
Happy Earth Day! Remember, YOU are killing the Planet, and you are making Al Gore cry!

Land Lord FAIL!

Are you in the mood to get jacked around by people who have nefarious connections with Senators Reid and Daschle?

Do you want to deal with people who don't return your calls to rent you a property but then renege on it?

Do you really want to deal with someone who is going to the new 10th Circle of Hell?

Well, then look no further than a Certain Place with Media in its name, along with that street that is between 17th and 19th.

You produced a video for the Democratic National Committe about Bush's broken promises, but then you say that no one has contacted you for two days? Yeah, right. I guess you would know about broken promises. You are pretty much an expert in the area!

This blog tried to contact the porducer for this Media whore, but was only able to procure a picture:

The flake was unavailable for comment.

Hey, a better rental will be found! We are praying for it!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Dresses

Here are a couple of dresses that were made for the girls. They are from Sense and Sensibility Patterns. Here are just three pictures to show some progress.

The Bodice for the smaller dress.

The nice straight edging for the larger dress. So proud of this!

Holy Saturday in Santa Clara. They came out so well! Finishing them was a bit tricky, as the button holes were only finished on Holy Saturday, in the car, just past Gilroy, and that child had to change at the restroom at Our Lady of Peace!

Hitler finds out who the new Archbishop of LA is....

and he is not happy....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vigil of the Pasch, 2010

In the tradition of the Eastern Catholic Church, Easter is called the Pasch. here are some images of the Vigil of the Pasch that took place at St. Basil's Eastern Catholic Church in Los Gatos. It is part of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Van Nuys, and Fr. Anthony Hernandez is the Pastor.

The service started at 730 PM with the Office of Nahdrobroje, and then went into the Resurrection Matins. The Church is mostly dark. It appears like there is much more light as the exposure was nearly 1 second. The Tomb of Jesus Christ is symbolized by a Shroud.

Everybody in the Church, starting with the Priests (there were two) and the Servers, makes two prostrations before the Tomb / Shroud of Jesus.

The Paschal Candle is lit, and the Faithful light their candles.

The Church starts to become brighter.

A Procession begins to form. We will all Process around the Church while singing and chanting "Christos voskrese iz mertvych! (Christ is risen from the dead!).

An Acolyte with a Triple Candlestick stands behind the Lector of the Epistle.

The Gospel is Chanted by Father Anthony.

The two Priests begin the Anaphora, or Canon of the Divine Liturgy.

After the Divine Liturgy, Easter Baskets are blessed in the Parish Hall. These Baskets will have foods that Eastern Catholics have given up for the the Great Lent, such as Milk, Cheese, Meats, and other delicacies.

Father Anthony (third from the right), Father Michael (second from the left), and most of the servers. Forgot to get one of the Servers in the Picture!
If you have never been to an Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgy, is is well worth going to see what it is like, to paraphrase Pope John Paul II, to breathe with the other lung. It is beautiful, to put it simply. One prays along with the same Liturgy as St. John Chysostom, whose is the author of this particular Liturgy.
To hear the chants at this Church is again, beautiful, as everybody chants.
Father Anthony comes to Salinas twice a month for the Divine Liturgy. You can find out more information at their website, .

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Blessed Easter To All!

Surrexit Dominus vere, Alleluia!

Христос Вoскресе!

Christ is Risen!

Cristo ha Resusitado!