You too, could be queen

Tiny tears come to my eyes as I finally see it on paper– Doo Dah queen tryouts are almost


here. It’s too sad and too true. My reign is winding to its end and the only way I will be happy is if a really, really good applicant steps forward. One who has charm, intelligence, wit and talent. One who can carry on my legacy to the fullest. One who will make me proud.


Do you have what it takes??


No Doo Dah Party and Queen Tryouts

1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23

Tryouts begin at 2 p.m. with crowing at 5:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 280

179 N. Vinedo Ave. (between San Gabriel and Altadena Drive)

East Pasadena

(626) 792-9938

$5 cover, except for first 25 queen hopefuls. Cover goes to American Legion’s charity of choice


There will be performances by Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf, food, drinks and more. Come out and audition or cheer on your favorite hopeful.


Queen hopefuls please register by calling (626) 205-4029.


Also, entry forms for the 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade are now being accepted. $10 per marcher. Proceeds benefit Light Bringer Project. Be creative and innovative! Homemade conveyances are encouraged. Pets and motorized vehicles must be approved. Call (626) 205-4029 or visit



That said, I wish everyone a safe and spooky Halloween!!


Now carry on, as you were…

Sharing memories


Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not good to be the Queen because it is. In fact it’s great. And one of the best parts is having a legion of fans who are kind and nice and love to share their lives with me.


Today, I opened my e-mail to a surprise. My friend Richard Reese sent me a photo from when I danced at McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena for its Friday Art Night Event Aug. 1. I didn’t even know he had snapped the photo…

 maybe that’s why I look so good ha ha!


Thank you Richard for sharing this with me. And thanks to all my other readers, friends and fans who make me feel extra special by letting me in to a small part of your world.


Now, ’nuff mushy stuff!  Carry on, as you were,


Queen Mickie

Doo Dah dates to remember

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The next Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is just around the corner, so it’s time for you to start thinking about how you would like to participate.


You can try-out for queen (although you may be hard-pressed to outdo my audition last year), garner a spot on the court, plan an awesome parade entry or perhaps just be a part of the festivities.


Whatever you decide, it’s guaranteed to be fun~ after all the Doo Dah Parade is Pasadena’s biggest party!


Here are some dates for you to mark on your calendar to get you started. Full details to follow as they are announced:


Sunday, Nov. 23  Official Queen try-outs


Saturday, Jan. 10  Pre-Doo Dah Party, Old Towne Pub, Pasadena


Sunday, Jan. 18  Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade


For more information, come back and visit my blog. Also check out



Queen’s appearance on “Marty’s Corner” now showing on You Tube

The headline says it all- you can now watch clips from “Marty’s Corner” on You Tube and see your favorite Queen, plus revel in her wit and wisdom. What could possibly make your day even better?!


Follow the links and enjoy!


Now go out for a walk and enjoy the sunshine!

Fun revisited and to come


In addition to being the Queen of the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, I am also Fun 101 Grrrl. This means I get to have many extra adventures. Most recently, you were able to read about and watch my experience in the world of standup comedy. I guess I made a splash, as I was mentioned in comedian Bobbie Oliver’s newsletter:


The Rubber Chicken Gazette is on the cyber news stands now! Check out this month’s Chicken at the link below for all the latest info in the world of StandUp Academy and StandUp Productions. Enjoy!
You can read about my next foray tomorrow (Saturday) in our papers. This time I join Pasadena artist Dave Lovejoy for a class in raku pottery. I’d love to find out if this inspires you to get a little dirty!!
Lastly, the date for Atticus and I to appear on the L.A. Art Walk Hippodrome shuttle bus has changed. The event will be held next Thursday (it’s always the second Thursday of the month) and is definitely worth your while. We, however, will be on the bus next month on Nov. 13. For more on that, visit
Now carry on, as you were…