Countess Chocula

Online digs of author Susie Salom.

Estar Guars Loteria.

I seriously want this on a t-shirt.


  1. Countess Chocula

    18 April 2017 at 10:15 am

    I looked up ‘chingona’ ’cause I’m a writer and that’s my bag, just to get a sense of how others might interpret a word I’ve heard my Dad say all my life. I found a pretty fun thread about it, some think it’s profane, others just think it’s Pachuco slang. But a star for my favorite comment goes to the person who asked: “Isn’t it actually a shrub in Mexico that has beautiful purple flowers but smells more like garlic?”


  2. Love it!

  3. First thought:

    Leave it to Suze to make a bad-a$$ warrior really all about a rare weird flower. πŸ™‚

    Second thought:

    60? I thought there were only 54. You know that I never met a numbered series of mythological symbols that I didn’t like. My most recent blog post talks about a Buddhist variety from my childhood that I almost forgot about.

    • Countess Chocula

      18 April 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Numero uno: what a kewl first thought. Exceedingly pleased.

      Dos: Headin’ over to your place to check out the post!

  4. Understand, I was a child of the 1950s –familiar with some Pachuco epithets– but this one seems to have evolved across the spectrum like some anglo words like wicked, crazy, far-f’ing out, etc. which may be misunderstood if we wear the t-shirt around grandchildren. Then again, it might be hilarious.

    • Countess Chocula

      19 April 2017 at 10:30 am

      Having read your posts for years, I remember you were born the same year as my Dad. Your comment makes me wonder how close to the border you were raised. 🌡

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