I Wanna Roar in the Year of the Tiger

Today starts the Year of the Tiger. Louise sent this really nice card with a wish for an auspicious to launch the new year. Thank you, Louise, it has started very well.

Thank you, Louise

In a fun little turn, the Google Doodle for today celebrates the Year of the Tiger.

Google Doodle for February 1, 2022

I always wanted to have a tiger as my spirit animal. Sadly, I was born in the Year of the Pig. Yeah, go ahead and laugh. And don’t even bother reading about the personality traits or horoscopes for the Earth Pig. Dammit, I wanna be a tiger. And not that Eye of the Tiger song by Survivor. More like Roar by Katy Perry.

Cannabis Dispensary Postcards

Here’s marketing at its very best. This is a postcard from Serra, which bills itself as “Purveyors of Quality Drugs.” Their Portland store is a long way from the old head shops of the 1970s. My friend who sent this card said the place has a minimalist design aesthetic. Totally chill.

If the quality of this postcard is any indication, they’re running a high end shop there. (See what I did there?) And I started to wonder if other cannabis dispensaries offered postcards as well. If you run one of those shops and want to send me a postcard I’ll feature, hit me up on

Jeepneys in Manila

That’s a Jeepney in the Philippines. They’re a very popular form of transportation around the country, says Jens Meiners in Car and Driver:

Jeepneys are the Philippines’ most popular form of public transportation, and they are a pure anachronism. They got their start as Willys Jeeps left behind when American GIs departed the Philippines at the end of World War II. Filipinos then began recycling them as buses with bodies made from galvanized or stainless steel, fabric covers instead of side windows, and longitudinally mounted benches with room for 20 (or more) passengers. Those beginnings are still apparent, despite the cheeky Mercedes-Benz stars affixed to the front of many modern Jeepneys.

This postcard took almost two months to arrive in the U.S. from Manila. I wonder if it was delivered on a Jeepney.

Cade’s Cove

A postcard from the Great Smokey Mountains

Pretty Halloween Postcard

Look at that beautiful Jasmie Becket-Griffith card.

Alice in Wonderland Postcard

This card is a piece of art. No wonder the Cheshire Cat is smiling…look at those big eyes.