Monday 30 September 2019

Triple XXX Puns & Word Play

Let's end September on a bawdy note, shall we?

And that concludes today's post!
Thanks for reading!

Friday 27 September 2019

And Now, In Tarot News

Here's a round-up of three tarot-related items that are currently of interest to me. I hope you find them entertaining as well.

1. Wisdom of the Cailleach Oracle Deck

Irish artist Jane Brideson, who blogs at The Ever-Lasting Ones, is going to publish a gorgeous oracle deck in the summer of 2020 celebrating the Crone Goddess, known in Ireland as The Cailleach. I've signed up for my copy already! Now that I'm in the Crone stage of life myself, her imagery speaks directly to me.

The art for this deck is so beautiful and compelling that I had great difficulty choosing only a couple of examples to show you here --

You can see more card images here and get additional info about this forthcoming deck at its facebook page.

2. Good Omens in Tarot

Have you seen the new AmazonPrime/BBC mini-series Good Omens, based on the cult classic novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman? I highly recommend it! Who knew Armageddon could be such fun? And this may be blasphemy, but I think the film version is even better than the book! Michael Sheen as Aziraphale the angel and David Tennant as Crowley the demon are simply outstanding in their respective roles.

'Lena, a self-described "geeky art goblin," who blogs at Better a Witty Fool Than a Foolish Wit, has recently created two wonderful tarot cards honouring that conflicted pair, which I must share with you!



3. My New Tarot T-shirt

Squeeeeeeee! My Rare One bought me this awesome t-shirt in Vancouver when we were there in August! It's going to become my new favourite thing to wear, especially when I'm doing a tarot reading. Isn't it perfect?

Now, you may think it's tacky, but I'll have you know that when I was visiting my sister earlier this month and wore it out in public for the first time, I got THREE compliments on it from complete strangers! In Walmart and Tim Horton's, if you must know, but still.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Leonard Cohen Returns!

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I've adored Leonard Cohen's poetry and music ever since I was a teenager in the 1970s. People who say he's depressing, negative or can't sing just don't understand! The man was a genius.

And of course, death can't hold him down. Recently, there have been two big announcements about Canada's beloved bard --

(1) Commemorative Stamps!

As announced in The Globe and Mail last week, "[t]hree new stamps from Canada Post celebrate the late laureate of existential despair, with portraits displaying him in different stages of his life."

The first stamp shows him as a young man in 1967 at the start of his musical career. Leonard Cohen was already a noted poet and novelist in Canada at this point. He is squatting, as if poised to stand and grow upwards to reach his full potential.

The second stamp reproduces a 1988 photograph. Here Leonard Cohen is standing upright, tall and confident. having come into the full power of his musical career as a singer-songwriter. This is the period during which he wrote Hallelujah, for example, which is probably his most famous and most covered song.

The final stamp shows an elderly Leonard Cohen in 2012, whimsically perched at the top of the image, looking upward to heaven. Always a spiritual seeker who wrestled with the Divine, he died in 2016, still grappling.

(2) Posthumous New Album!

At the time of his death, Leonard Cohen left a number of unfinished poems and songs which his son, Adam Cohen (also a singer-songwriter), promised to complete and release for him. This final album, entitled Thanks for the Dance, will be available for purchase in November. One short spoken-word song, The Goal, has just been made available --

Oh, that line -- "the neighbour returns my smile of defeat" -- classic Cohen! The art in the video is Leonard Cohen's work as well -- he often doodled little sketches in the margins of his manuscripts.

This album will be going on my Christmas list for sure this year!

Monday 23 September 2019

Autumn Equinox Blessings to You!

Yes, it's the first official day of autumn today.
And you know what that means . . . .

I like pumpkin spice too, but ONLY when it's
in a pumpkin-based food item like pumpkin pie,
pumpkin muffins, pumpkin loaf, etc.

I do NOT care for it in non-pumpkin-based items
like lattes, popular though they may be.

My philosophy regarding non-pumpkin-based items is --

But these days, it almost seems like pumpkin spice is in EVERYTHING!

And for all you Dune fans out there . . . .

People! Just stop and think of the terrible toll
your pumpkin spice addiction is taking!

Consume pumpkin spice responsibly, everyone!

Thursday 19 September 2019

Another Blogoversary?

Yes! She Who Seeks blog is ELEVEN years old today! Wow, that's a lotta years to have been pumping out stolen cartoons and memes, assorted cat videos and miscellaneous balloon juice, isn't it?

Putting together this post, I discovered that "eleven" is NOT a particularly exciting or famous number.  It's hard to build a theme post around it. This is the best I could come up with.

A super slow speed limit --

That kid named Eleven from Stranger Things --

The old British tradition of a mid-morning snack called "elevenses" --

Image result for elevenses

No one ever says "behind the eleven ball" --

This is really stretching it, I know, but
7-11 and its famous slurpees
(at least this has a bonus unicorn, yay!) --

Hockey legend and Edmonton's favourite son Mark Messier,
who always wore number 11 on his jersey, whether playing for
the Edmonton Oilers, the Vancouver Canucks or the New York Rangers --

Yup, that's it. Pretty sad, eh?

If you can think of any more famous or exciting elevens, help me out in the comments, willya?

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Please Be Advised

See you again in mid-September-ish!

Monday 2 September 2019

Happy Labour Day!

Oh, if only we didn't need pesky little ongoing necessities like food, rent/mortgage, clothes, etc.! Then we could all kiss the workforce goodbye and live a life of leisure like the 1% do.

But huzzah! There is one day of the year which recognizes the invaluable contributions of labour to our economic system, whether people comprehend the true nature of that system or not.

And this is not the day to be snarky or holier-than-thou about anyone else's occupation or profession -- we're all in the same boat when it comes to trading our life energy for money.

And above all else, make work and your job your priority!
Like this prime example of Worker of the Year --

Stifle those doubt-filled, non-conformist impulses!

It won't take a toll on you over the years!

Work-life balance? Fuhgeddaboutit!

Your boss knows best!

Try to get along with everyone, fer gawd's sake.

And always remember . . . .

There now, doesn't that make you feel better about work?