Rollerblading in Glendale

April 30, 2009

I’m not so good at it. My friend Vera rode her bike to my place, and I decided, after a few years, that I would rollerblade on our excursion to Coffee Bean. So we started off @ Kenwood & Doran…..

The wheels on my skates just don’t like to stop! But I was determined to keep going………We were at a stop light and I went down on one of those yellow bumpy areas without stepping over it and…… BAM!!!!!!! I fell right on my bottom in the street! So funny! I picked myself up, hoping that people were in their cars laughing at me, and we went to Michaels. In the store I put my hand on my head and MY CROWN WASN”T THERE! The look of shock on my face convinced Vera lightning fast that I would perish without it! 🙂 So melodramatic. So she saved the day and went back to get it!

Vera Valentine saved my crown!

Vera Valentine saved my crown!

As we left the parking lot, I fell again. But this time I put my crown in my purse. Anyways, it was a lovely day and I was so glad to fall in front of my lovely citizens of Glendale!

Queen SKittles on my rollerblades @ California & Glendale

Queen SKittles on my rollerblades @ California & Glendale

Vera & Me after our ride

Vera & Me after our ride

Cheers,

Queen Skittles

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Strip Club in Glendale…..Not recommended

April 30, 2009

Dear Friends,

After my roommate and I watched my recent purchase of The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston & Kevin Costner, we spontaneously decided to go to the strip club by San Fernando- Godfather-The Gentleman’s Club, “Fully Nude”. I planned to go to a strip club for the first time on my birthday (March 26th), but opted for the Red Lion instead. Wise choice! I love my German Pub 🙂

So we went on a Saturday night, which I would think is the best night to experience any club. We didn’t want to valet, but even then it was $3 to park on the dirt area next to the club. (For all who don’t know, this strip club is located by the train tracks next to the 5fwy & 134.) $20 to get in. That’s sort of reasonable for a Saturday night. (By the way, I’m typing this at 1am while I watch old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on hulu.com while eating popcorn & drinking a cold vodka tonic.)

We enter through the red velvet draperies and a cute girl with a yellow thing on greeted us. I’m all nervous because I’ve never been to a strip club before, but she was super nice! I also, of course, wear a crown (a small one, it’s my “everyday crown) whereever I go, so she commented on it. I told her I’m Queen of a Parade. She laughed politely. We sat down (not at the stage). We watched at a table for awhile. Some of the girls were good. Some were AMAZING. One girl went allllllll the way up the pole to the top! I love appreciating a beautiful woman, just like most people. I’m not a lesbian but I am an artist and I like observing people. So that’s why I’m interested in strip clubs.

While we were there for a little less than 2 hours, we saw about 10-12 girls on stage. Now, I don’t really need to see everything, but it IS called a nude strip club. Only 2 got completely nude! If the girls aren’t going to be fully nude, that’s fine, just say it’s partial and serve alcohol! But I believe this club is into false advertisement. So not-so-fully-nude girls without alcohol. Very confusing. A couple of the women were “older” too…….probably 40’s. That was weird. Not that I don’t think women in their 30’s or 40’s are beautiful and sexy, but really……in a strip club?

There was a light crowd in the beginning and more guys came later. Of course they got creepier. There were a few non-creepy ones. All-in-all VERY good people watching! Not really my thing, however. Maybe once a year. Although I liked some of the girls, I was disappointed that I didn’t wait until Vegas to go to my first strip club. Ah, well. I’ll be in Vegas on May 21st!!!!!!!

I hope this was amusing to whoever reads this.

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


By:Co-astal Show……A Success!!!!!!

April 30, 2009

Well, the shows went wonderful! For those of you who didn’t catch my earlier posts, I showed a couple of photo series/installations at a fundraiser event for LA Children’s Hospital & arts education for the kids! The event happened over 2 weekends at 2 different locations. I posted photos from both weekends on my flickr……

Here’s the link for the show at Mimoda Studio(www.mimodastudio.com) on March 27th: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/sets/72157616483456911/

At the Poor Dog Group Warehouse on April 4/5th, I had 2 installations (a documentary series & My Royal Court series): http://www.flickr.com/photos/julieklima/sets/72157616362442565/

Hope you all enjoy!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be updating my website with better close up shots of each photo in my “gallery installation” section.

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


1 Atheist vs 4 Christians

April 13, 2009

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/179097/Christopher-Hitchens-vs-Four-Christians.html

No matter if you are atheist or Christian, it is interesting for either side to listen to this debate.

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


Whiskey & Movies

April 12, 2009

Time for me to vent a little. The movie Man on Fire……Christopher Walken & Denzel Washington play characters that are hanging out, and Denzel pours them straight Jack Daniels. WHY Jack Daniels? It’s a terrible whiskey, which is too expensive for what it’s worth!

And THEN in the tv show The Wire, at the bar, a guy gets a shot. Its jack daniels and he drinks it and makes a face, like it was hard to handle.

Makes me laugh. HAS to be advertising because I drink better whiskey than that. Jack is a low quality whiskey. And just to make my point, I took a sip right now of it straight. Awful! It’s a mixer only!

Here are whiskeys I believe are wonderful on the rocks or straight (I prefer on the rocks)—

Bulleit Bourbon (I had this in my flask while I was on the horse during The Parade)

MacCallan Scotch 18 year (12yr is good, but 18 is better)

Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Elijah Craig (I think I’ve had 18 year)

Talisker 10 year

Tormore 12 year

Bushmill’s

Jameson

Maker’s Mark

I had to vent. Thanks for reading.

Cheers,

Queen Skittles


I’m in an art & performance fundraiser event this weekend!!!!!!

April 2, 2009

Here are the fliers for the show, with my new series- “Queen Skittles- My Royal Court” and also a couple documentary photos at the end (which is a big installation in the space!)

come check it out! there will be a wonderful dance&theater&music show that’s about 1 1/2 hours long and then a party after! (so you can hang out and view all the artwork!)

hope to see you all there!!!!!!!queenskittles_by-coastal_flyerpdg-rockstar-flyerinnout_photobyjulieklimapacificstreet_photobyjulieklima

Cheers,

Queen Skittles