Monday, May 10, 2010

Charlie Orr writes about designing 2 book covers and an audio commercial for me at the BAP blog. I have been incredibly blessed with some of the most wonderful cover designers. Especially considering the peanuts I pay them. Or in Charlie's case, I'm not sure if I paid him at all. Definitely not for Pterodactyls or the audio. I gave him a kaleidoscope wrapped in pink fairy paper. He thought I was implying something, but honestly, it was the only non-Christmas paper I had in the house. He also might have misunderstood at first and thought the kaleidoscope was dildo.

I am forever misunderstood, even by those who understand me.

On the topic of perfume, here are some suggestions based on your astrological element. I'm a Capricorn (Earth), with Gemini rising (Air), and Virgo moon (Earth).

Earth signs like establishment scents and sedate florals. A Taurus or Capricorn feels enveloped in a peaceful aura of tranquil luxury and dignified standards when swathed in something officially classic. Don’t you think? And Virgoans never want to smell overpowering. They’re terrified of it. Better a whiff of oatmeal soap than to seem naff or worse.

Gideon was sick for most of last week, so I haven't yet gone on my perfume excursion. I am armed with last week's suggestions.


  1. That post doesn't tell me what to like as a Scorpio, dang it. Guess I'll keep buying from all genres with abandon.

  2. Scorpio is water.

    "Water signs love super-heated orientals (Shalimar, Angel) though Cancerians tweak that to honour their nostalgia. If it is a vintage fragrance that has not seen the light of day since the 1930s, voila Kataka. They love the history of it."

  3. I know dick about astrology, except that I'm textbook scorpy. Why are they a water sign?? Scorpions live in the desert, hello.

    I like Angel a lot but orientals are probably the category I'm least drawn to/most picky about. HMMMM

  4. Elements:

    Fire Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
    Water Signs - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
    Earth Signs - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
    Air Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

    Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces—water elements: Torrents of passion well within water signs and they feel things deeply. However, water signs are always emotionally reserved, no matter what impression they might give on the surface. Still water, it as been said, runs deep, and the mystery about water pertains to this group (especially Scorpio). A water sign will always become quiet or withdrawn when they are trying to sort things out. It will take some time to get to know them well, for they reveal themselves slowly. They realize their intense emotions hold tremendous power, and they tend to handle their feelings carefully. When they fall in love, water signs love with their whole hearts and all their devotion. Their sensitivity makes them highly romantic, even sentimental. Often psychic, water signs read your true intentions simply by reading your gestures and body language and will trust actions more than words (Pisces, particularly, has elevated this talent to high art). This is a highly imaginative group and very creative. Their observations on the human condition often inspire masterpieces of painting, music, photography, literature, or dance. Working in studios or small self-employed businesses (usually connected to the creative arts) appeals to water signs. Their right-on-target-intuition makes them succeed in financial areas too.