Find out what’s shakin’ with the Queen

I will be performing ala my “nom de hips” Nocturra and you can catch my act for free! Here’s the info:


Club Flotsam Night

9 p.m. Thursday, June 26

Mr. T’s Bowl

5621 1/2 N. Figueroa

Highland Park

Free, one drink minimum

(323) 256-7561


Catch live music performances by

 Mrs. Brown’s Lovely Daughter

Out of Town

Skyline Electric



I will be belly dancing with swords, my veil and other surprises to an eclectic music set.


There’s also a free raffle and other fun!!


Hope to see you Thursday,

Queen Mickie

Royal Pup in Times Square Thursday!

                                                                                Hello dear readers,



It’s me, your favorite Royal Pup, and I have big news… for a little dog, any way. I have been selected (along with a lot of other dogs across the nation) to have my photo appear in Times Square Thursday morning. Here’s the why and how:


More than 1 million people pass through Times Square each day, but never would they think more than 9,000 of America‘s picture-perfect dogs would appear in the spotlight.


This spring, “Dancing with the Stars'” Drew Lachey and his German Shepard, Luka, teamed up with Purina Dog Chow to give every pooch the chance to shine in America’s most famous intersection – and now, 9,000 lucky dogs will have their day, with one, even luckier dog there to see it all in person.


On June 19, 2008, more than 9,000 dogs from across America will illuminate the Reuters/NASDAQ Digital Tower in Times Square as Purina Dog Chow presents “Picture Your Dog in Times Square.”


And the winner is? Sassy, a two-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, and her owner, Dayna Culbertson of Marysville, Wash., will be there live for Sassy’s “big screen” debut, and also will enjoy a five-day, four-night stay in the New York City.


All dog lovers can view the photos on the digital tower by visiting beginning June 19 at 6:00 a.m. EDT until 2:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, June 20. Those who uploaded pictures of their cute canines will be notified via e-mail of their dog’s larger-than-life close-up.


See all the cute canines at


On June 19th, Atticus will be featured on one of the digital displays in Times Square, New York. Atticus will appear between 6:45 AM and 7:05 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST).  Actual times may vary.


Congratulations Sassy!  I am thrilled and honored to be part of the tail-wagging fun!


So wake up early, watch for my photo and, while you’re up, give your furry, feathered or finned best friend a treat.


Paws up,


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Queen to have colorful day at Chalk Fest

I have been requested to make a royal appearance Sunday at the Pasadena Chalk Festival. The funny thing is, they really didn’t have to ask, as this is the must-go event of the year~ next to the Doo Dah Parade, that is.


The Chalk Fest is the other big happening that helps support one of my favorite causes, the Light Bringer Project (the other is Doo Dah). LBP in a non-profit organization that offers opportunities for art and art education throughout the community. They reach out to everyone, including children and the mentally ill.


Please plan some time in your busy weekend to check out this awesome event. If you come Sunday, look for me in my Official Crown. And if that’s not enough– it’s FREE!


Here’s the basic information from , if you need more, please visit the site.


WHAT: THE PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL, the world’s largest street painting festival, will draw nearly 600 artists from across Southern California, who will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create spectacular murals on pavement the size of two city blocks! Amazing works of art from every style imaginable, classical to contemporary, whimsical and fantastic to socially relevant, will be created and shown over the course of the weekend.


This one-of-a-kind public art event, now in its 16th year, is free-of-charge at Paseo Colorado. The most outstanding murals, as selected by the participating artists of the 2008 festival, winning jetBlue round trip tickets, along with other special awards from our sponsors, will be announced at the event’s conclusion.


THE PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL attracts artists and design teams from many regions of the country and virtually every Los Angeles-area community. Leading art schools, museums and cultural centers are also represented at the festival. Chalk benefits the community arts programs of the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization.


10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


WHERE: Paseo Colorado located at 280 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101 (between Marengo and Los Robles Ave.) Murals on Garfield Promenade and Upper Fountain Court



  • 600 talented artists of all ages and ethnicities – professionals, non-professionals and students
  • Spectacular masterpieces created on pavement throughout Paseo Colorado’s beautiful Garfield Promenade and Upper Fountain Court
  • Thousands of visitors – young and old – each day
  • Madonnari Bistro featuring light fare and cocktails and proceeds benefiting the Light Bringer Project
  • Live music representing many cultural influences
  • Small painted canvases by festival chalk artists available for viewing and purchase at the Art Gallery


OK, now carry on, as you were!

Two chances to ‘touch’ royalty

Yes, dear readers, you read that right~ you have not only one, but two – count ’em, two – chance to see and meet me in person (and Atticus too):


MECDA’s Belly Dance Carnival

11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 7 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Santa Anita Park

285 W. Huntington Drive


$17 adults and $7 seniors and children 12 and up


 There will be two stages with continuous performances, live music, shopping, children’s activities, American and ethnic food and more. But most importantly~ I will be dancing with one of my Official Doo Dah Princesses as Almase Arabesque ( on the Gypsy Camp Stage at 2:50 p.m. Saturday.


Mount Lowe Excursion – History Hike

8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21

Pasadena Museum of History

470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena


Reservations: (626) 577-1660, Ext. 10


Atticus, the Royal Pup, and I will be joining historian and curator Michael Patris for a special hike to view parts of the historic Mount Lowe Railway. It’s moderate three-mile hike. You’ll need to bring a picnic lunch, but beverages will be provided. You’ll probably want sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen and your camera too. We’ll be carpooling from the museum’s parking lot, so don’t be late!


Ooooo and if you have a portable musical instrument, grab it and bring it along for the hike so we can celebrate “Make Music Pasadena.” As for me and Atticus, I think we’ll be bringing our voices, as Atti doesn’t care much for my kazoo playing!


Hope to see you, my loyal subject, at one or both of these fun events!!

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Readers fete the Queen


After my day in the sun last January, it seems that my readers – and assorted loyal subjects – have been lauding more attention and interest on Sir Atticus, the Royal Pup. I’m not quite sure why, but it’s fine as long as he doesn’t start writing a blog. Still, every once in a while I am remembered.


The other week when I attended the Renaissance Faire, one of my readers Michael Toth ran into me. He is not only a fan of my stories, but talented himself– a photographer!


Michael asked me to pose for a few photographs and I obliged. (Yes, it is demanding being the Queen… but it’s a lot of fun too!) He mailed be a few of his favorites along with some of his gorgeous sunsets and gave me permission to share them with you.


If you like Michael’s work and would like more information, drop me an e-mail with your phone number and I’ll get it to him.



Thank you, Michael, happy shutter-bugging!


Now carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie

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