hi hi hi this is kiki from ketchup (the kinship of experts in tea, coffee and herbs’ unfailing predictions) and we are working so so so so so hard to bring your regular blogger back from the void or wherever she is

omg i’m so buzzed right now do you have any idea how much tea i’ve been drinking to do this? never gonna sleep again


so many shapes in my cup

boot (means caution)…. boat (means discovery)…. do not walk sign (means I DON’T KNOW! HOLY MOTHER OF CHIP I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT ONE BEFORE)

i’m just a novice though,

my mentor is on it

i think

his eyes are like vibrating right now and he can only speak in tongues and he’s in the bathroom half the time and if you chug enough caffeine will you start to see the future without even looking at the shapes? or do the shapes become animated like if your eyes vibrate, like with those old-timey thingies with a round piece of paper on a string and there’s a bird on one side and a cage on the other side and twisting the string really fast makes it spin and the images run together and all of a sudden the bird drawing is inside the cage drawing?


is the meaning of life just a spinning picture of a bird? i’d have more tea to find out but right now i’m the only person on the scene who is still capable of typping


I found a bunch of notes lying on the ground where the house used to be

here’s one of them

okay pee break



FIVE OF CUPS you will die

Placement: The Minor Arcana


In the famed Rider Waite Smith deck, a person in a black cloak cries over spilt… whatever was in their cups. In the Sola Busca deck, an elderly man with a pained expression wanders through a barren landscape with six empty jugs while a rat pulls his stockings down. All the leaves are brown, the leaves are brown and the sky is grey, and the sky is grey.


Right side up:

You cannot chop despair into a nice fruit salad. You cannot delete disappointment from your calendar. You cannot hide defeat in a fetching pair of argyle socks. These efforts are a waste of time, and time is a precious commodity that you do not have.


Upside down:

Move on. You could spend every waking hour suffering the same losses, or you could rise to the occasion and collect a complete set of personal failures. Test the strength of your heart by breaking it over and over again. Fail a class, or a semester, or an entire program. Round off your resume with six or seven abandoned career paths and you will never need to retire.


Classic Five of Cups deaths:

  • Terminal frowning accident
  • Starving in the depths of despair
  • Drowning in tears
  • Lost and not found
  • Pinned with Eeyore’s tail
  • Shivved with a broken dream