The Vespa Has a Name!  

Posted by Agnes Regina

So... tonight, at dinner, I was going to do the drawing as previously planned, but on discussing the names that the four little kids pulled out of the Vespa helmet (a sort of semifinal,) we all hated them, for various reasons -- too long, too blah, didn't make sense (like Violetta, which really means purple... right.) But then someone cried "Call it Celeste," which is Spanish for light-blue (and heavenly), and then someone brought up the fact that officially the color is "Aurora blue."

What's a sanguine to do? Choose both, of course! (And the nerd, Devil's Advocate, should have been happy, because the initials were still ACV.)

But on later discussion with the Devil's Advocate, Edward, LuciaRosa and the Stick Figure, we determined that Aurora Celeste is a horrible name for a bike... yeah, I guess it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too romantic and fairy-taley.

So Tesla it is. If I feel like making it more girly I can always diminutive-ize and call her Tessie. Which is short for Teresa. Who is a cool saint...

Right.

I guess I'll have one of the Fathers bless/baptize Tesla next time I'm over at the school and one of them has a Rituale handy.

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29 comments

yup the devils advocate is a nerd...

September 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

WHO IS THIS ADVOCATE OF THE DEVIL I KEEP HEARING ABOUT......and why is he a tradcat? or is his name meant sarcastically........I would think it is....I would hope it is......

September 15, 2009 at 9:49 PM

When in doubt, google it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_advocate

September 16, 2009 at 1:34 AM

hea a nerd that we know.and yes he is a trad cat

September 16, 2009 at 6:45 AM

you dont know what a devils advocate is????? you need to attend Fr Trinh's religion classes.

September 16, 2009 at 11:15 AM

LOL.... Tom, a Devil's Advocate is a very trad thing!

September 16, 2009 at 4:17 PM

wut is a devils advocate?????

September 16, 2009 at 5:16 PM

we're gonna have to make a rule about all tradcat members having to know the basic steps and people involved in canonization.

September 16, 2009 at 6:57 PM

are you gonna teach everyone everything they dont know?

September 16, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Now I'm thinking that I should name my car. Martha the Mazda? Mary the Mazda? :)

September 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Mary Magdalen Mazda. Or Margaret Mary. M'n'M for short.

September 17, 2009 at 12:13 AM

And in answer to bubblefeet's question, "Are you going to teach everyone everything they don't know?"

One of the spiritual works of mercy is, To Instruct the Ignorant.

(No offense, Tom... we can all be ignorant of a lot of things! But then, that's why they say you learn something new every day!)

September 17, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Hey guys, it's ok to not know something. Life would be boring if there wasn't new things out there for us to find. This issue got me thinking though. Has anyone seen "Fiddler on the Roof"? One of the important lessons learned in that movie was that when you follow traditions without knowing the reason behind them more often than not they are thrown by the wayside. Maybe we should all work on taking different aspects of our Tradition and post a short bit on what it is and why we do it. Basically, why is it important? Maybe this will also help those of us with chronic writer's block. Traditiiiiiiooooon, TRADITION!!! =)

September 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

m'n'm sounds good i think you should go with that edward

September 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM

I like that idea, Jude! What shall I write about? Probably "Why NOT to Sing "On Eagle's Wings" at Mass" (haha!!!)

September 17, 2009 at 5:11 PM

well edward, i dont personally see any reason against you naming your car but you should name it after a great person. Oh i dont know..."maria the mazda"?

September 17, 2009 at 7:53 PM

I already named my car..it's "The Grey Pilgrim"! ;)

Tesla! I like that!!

September 18, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Okay, by process of elimination, looking at this Devil's Advocate dude's profile, I'm gonna confidently guess that it is Ig. Since he's a member of the Familia De Erausquin blog and his name is the only one I'm not seeing on the list of "fellow bloggers"

September 18, 2009 at 6:42 PM

ding ding ding you win 1 million dollars in monopoly money stop by our house to pick up the grand prize

September 19, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Of course Ig would choose to be Devil's Advocate. Agnes, that would actually be a good topic to discuss. Why certain music is not appropriate in church. I await the results!

September 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM

that is gonna be a really long post

September 19, 2009 at 5:47 PM

Oh boy. Really, I might as well just post the encyclical on Sacred Music of St. Pius X! I may do a bit of an essay on that when I find time.

September 19, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Wow..... I feel really stupid.....

But you live and learn, I have done worse, then make myself look like a complete idiot. lol I am so dumb.....sigh thank you stick-figure-girl, I appreciate your be belittling me..... makes me feel more stupid.....

September 20, 2009 at 11:42 PM

Dear Tom, don't feel stupid! As Jude says, we all make mistakes!

September 21, 2009 at 12:38 AM

it's ok tom. if you want to make fun of me for being stupid just call anyone who knows me and they can give you an entire book on stupid comments by me.

September 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Can I have a copy of said book? Signed by the author of course.

September 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM

since when is there a book...or do you mean enough information for a book?

September 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM

no...the book isn't in print yet.

September 26, 2009 at 1:08 PM

oh...thought so

September 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM

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