Archive for February, 2008

Mint Julep Queens are Busy

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

mjqs-at-six-pence-nov-30.jpglinda-and-jennifer-nov-30.jpg (click) Some of MJQs and Lady Jeanne practice for a Lounge party at the Six Pence Pub. Queen Linda, (AKA Aida) Mercury Lounge expert and Queen Jennifer.

Honeys, 9 of the MJQs can’t attend Leap Lounge Party.  Never Fear.  Of 28 Royals, that is only one third.  If half the Queens are available, (that is 14 to those of you that just woke up), then it is a wonderful showing.  What with the other demands on our royal selves, remember, no matter what time or season, it is always a bad time of year for a party!

On other news, Andres came by to install a SPAM software trap-thingy on the blog so I don’t get all the Russian and Greek looking mess generated by computers ’round the world.  “No, vxigana, I don’t need to follow links to viagra.” “Thanks, but no thanks. The lost cost loan you are advertising sounds like a scam, so there’s no need to write back 12 times a day Mr. Cryvigiant.” How nice to have such helpful software that screens out annoying mess and kind, smart assistance to install it. 

Queen Dee & The Savannah Children’s Choir

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

picture-067-1.jpgQueen Dee has been honored with the One Small Voiceaward from the Savannah Children’s Choir. Lady Bamford (British Royalty)was named also as a recipient this year.  A cocktail reception to honor these two ladies will be held at JCB on March 8th from 6:00-8:00.  The cost to attend is 100.00 per person and can purchased online at Proceeds benefit the choir. What a regal and worthy cause!

Sadly my consort and I cannot attend since that very night we are giving a dinner party for a couple that purchased a gourmet game dinner we donated for the silent auction at the Junior Achievement Gala. Go to their website to learn more and send a donation to honor Queen Dee. 

The Savannah Children’s Choir, P.O. Box 23355, Savannah GA 31403

Mint Julep Queen Leap Year Lounge Party

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Here’s the Ladies and FOQs list invited for Feb. 29th party. Attire is jeans, boots and tiara. (MJQ Texas Tux)

Lady Ann M. asked to Coronation Nov 30 attended 2 parties

Lady Jeanne P. Attended Nov 30

Lady Lee Ann S.(attended April 14 and Nov 30th)

Lady Kelsey A. ( attended April 14 and Nov 30th)

Lady Caroline H.  (attended August 31 party Alligator Soul

Lady Nancy B.- Attended August 31 and November 30th - Dottie

Cindy M. wants to stay FOQ(?)

Hannah M. –Jennifer Nov 30th

Leslie F. FOQ attended Nov 30 Becky c

Lady Aimee D. –friend of Stacy , Attended Nov. 30th

Lady Glenda B. attended Nov 30 FOQ dottie, carolyn

Lady Barbara G.- has gown and tiara ready!!( invited by Annie,  and me) couldn’t come

Diana B. -Sue and Patty g. need address

Regal treasury, Save the Date, & 6 P Salad

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

The Founders and 2004 MJQs met for lunch and planning today and reached some decisions.  (Leslie was in Thomasville, Stacy had a Telfair deadline, and Cathy had family matters that called. ) Founders, Mary, Carolyn, Becky, & 2004 Queens Annie, Sue, Dottie, Dee and Linda attended.  We had a little shrimp and crab salad that consort Stephen prepared and My “6 P Salad” that is my recipe. Also Fab cookies from Back in the Day Bakery and brownies. 

First, we will cap our membership, for the time being at 30 Sovereigns.  We may change this cap as we see fit in the coming years, but for 2008, this is the top number of members. Maybe we can have our Royal arms twisted and we increase to 32. We sahll see.

Next, a collection to stock the Royal Treasury will be enacted.  Each MJQ will be asked to pay $50.00 per year to cover certain needed expenses.  A yearly assessment will be sent out to note this collection.  Postage, paper, trolley, banners for New Queens and photographer are the accepted expenses. If you find that at this time membership in this group is just not a priority, at this point, please let me know since we have a waiting list of Ladies that want to join us for flouncing. Look for snail mail note with deadline for submission so we an see how many openings we will have for new royal members, should you be unavailable.  The next Coronation date will be April 12th.

On Coronation matters, every Mint Julep Queen will be required to wear green evening clothes and tiara.  Some of our past royal choices have been white evening pants and Thai silk jacket, rebuilt prom dress, or Bella Mia neon chiffon.  Do you have to wear green evening attire and tiara? Yes. Any concerns or questions will be directed to Sue, Annie, Carolyn, or myself.  All the MJQs need to look like Queens at Coronation. Get advice from Sue if you need help deciding what to wear or finding the right look.

Another topic was attendance.  If you are interested in attending only parties with your consort, then you need to excuse yourself from MJQ Reign.  You have mistaken our group for some other organization. Please let us know how busy you are so we can invite a Royal that has time to flounce.

Our next gathering will be for all Queens and Friends of Queens.  We will go to Alligator Soul and then to the Mercury Lounge on Congress Street and flounce in Boots, Jeans, and Tiara.  Dee says the jeans & dress shirt with cowboy hat is called a “Texas Tuxedo. ” What should we call our Lounge-Look? Watch for the The MJQs Leap Year Lounge Party invitation and details in an invitation to be sent by Feb. 14th.  Oh, and by the way, what happens at Mercury Lounge stays at the Mercury Lounge.  Queen Linda even uses a stage name when there:)  

On travel plans, the trip has been postponed until October or so.  More on that from Carolyn and Sue.  

A suggestion was made that we get julep cups that we would bring to bars for cocktails.  Ross Simmons has sets 6 cups at of silver plate at good prices.  Then we have them engraved with our name and maybe our logo.

MJQs lunch tray was re-newed when dear Vernice had lunch for 4 at Savannah  Quarters Country Club last Friday. Ya’ll, have the grouper tacos if you are invited. The tangerine sorbet was luscious! Conversation fun.  Honeys, I gotta start reading more. Terri and Vernice were up on some novels I have got to read. I just don’t know when I will fit it in.  Terri had the tray passed to her so she will host the next luncheon.  Thanks Vernice for a fun, delicious lunch.

Reign On!

Erica’s 6-P Salad

1 lb. bag frozen, small green peas

1 can white acre peas drained, rinsed,

1 small to med onion chopped and sauted

1 can field peas, rinsed and drained

6 oz. chopped pimento, drained

1 cup pearl pasta, (aka Israeli Couscous) cook according to package directions

½ cup shaved parmesan cheese

½ cup olive oil

½ cup salad vinegar

Chopped fresh cilantro (¼ to 1/3 cup)

Salt to taste

Cayenne and black pepper to taste

 2 Teaspoons of sugar

Cajun seasoning to taste

Mix all ingredients in mixing bowl and add drained hot pasta. Stir Gently.

Chill and marinate at least 24 hours.

Mix in shaved parmesan cheese serving.

Serves 8-10 as side

New MJQ, Tricia

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

07-trisha-at-coronation-2-1.jpg (Click) This how a queen should look when she gets Coronated. Queen Tricia,  one of newest MJQs recognizes the extreme thrill of the moment!

Meet Queen Mary Ann

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

45.jpg(click) Queen Mary Ann

Today is darling Mary Ann’s birthday.  The MJQs sent her a cute card and I also sent a card from me.  Yes and special one I made on Kodak Gallery.  Seems spell check doesn’t happen when you do a personalized photo card on Kodak’s site and late one night after a looong day, I worked on her card.  I spelled Birthday, “birhday” on one part.  Lovely.  It is the thought that counts though,  n’est pas?

Mary Ann has missed many a queens event in 2007 due to a crushing work schedule and hopefully she will have more time this year!  If you haven’t met M.A, she is a fun-loving, super smart, gorgeous voiced, multi-talented MJQ with a Fab attitude.  I met M.A. almost 18 years ago (or more) when she and I were in a little production of My Fair Lady.  I was in the chorus and she was Professor Higgins’ housekeeper. I hope she and consort Fredrick had a lovely weekend in the Realm and celebrated her Royal day!

Queen Cathleen

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

44.jpg (click)Queen Tricia and Queen Cathleen our charming and Royal Queens attend their first Coronation,  November 30th. 

Cathleen’s birthday was January 22nd and I plead ignorance since I missed it! I know her Consort, Gene planned a big celebration.  We love that about him. 

Broken Resolution

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Hey. Obviously I can’t keep up with a blog post about Meet a Queen a day. The plan was to make all of January about meeting the MJQs.  Plus, I missed Cathleen’s birthday.  January 22nd was her big day, Queen Dee reported.  Uh-oh.  So look for Cathleen and Mary Ann (Feb. 9) in a blog post this week.  I have forgotten how to re-size images since it has been several weeks since I tried! Yikes. Seems if it is a skill or a name that is new, and I don’t practice using it, I forget it within weeks, days, or even hours. Images to come.