Okay, Okay, is everyone here?
I know you’re probably wondering why the Queen chose Camacho’s Cantina on the very touristy Universal City Walk at Universal Studios in California. But I swear Camacho’s has INCREDIBLE food and some of the best Margaritas the Queen has ever tasted. I’ve already ordered us the chips and salsa and guacamole (which they make at your table). They are to DIE for.
After a thought-provoking and intense conversation in the Saturday Errands post (for which I must give a shout out and heartfelt thank you to Marzirocks for being courageous enough to start), the Queen thought we could use a little jollity and frivolity–which of course sounds like the name of two gay Muppets (Bert and Ernie, are you listening?). So grab one of these Patron Margaritas and dip one of those melt-in-your-mouth tortilla chips into that freshly-made guacamole and let’s have a fabulous day.
A funny young man. It’s always a pleasure to see someone turn their difficult moments into something positive. And the boy is definitely “crackin’ but he fackin'”, meaning he may be telling jokes, but he’s also telling the truth.
Life Has Its Ups and Downs
Since we’re so close to an Amusement Park, why not try our hand at Roller Coaster Creator, and build one of our own? The Queen warns you: it’s not as easy as it looks. The program actually factors in physics. But I love a good roller coaster. It’s where everyone becomes a screaming queen.
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.“–Bertolt Brecht
The late theatre artist and social activist Robert Alexander (and a personal mentor of mine), used to say “In the Act of Artistic Creation, we are Whole and Sane.” Creativity and Imagination are primary tools to the discovery of oneself, and the world. I was a part of the production talked about in the linked article, and while we were there we led workshops in which I saw people transformed through the power of their own Artistry.
The Queen LOVES this site from the National Gallery of Art. In preparation for our final California destination, give a couple of the interactive projects a try. And then print them out and put them somewhere that you can see to remind yourself what a special creator you are.
The Queen has been extremely blessed to see some phenomenal places in this world of ours. The J. Paul Getty Museum has got to be among the top 5. Nestled in the California Hills–just outside of L.A., it is the perfect coalescence of Form and Function. The museum and the grounds that surround it are nothing less than jaw-dropping–with exhibits featuring the great masters and grounds that feature unimaginable views of the City of Angels. Every vista, every garden is as much a work of art as any piece in the museum. I can (and do) wander through it’s serene Immensity from morning till evening, contemplating the human ability to create. If I do nothing else when I am in Southern California, I refuel my soul with a visit to The Getty.
Well, it’s a long trip back for some of us. But we can always sleep in the car or on the plane. Thank you for sharing another Sunday afternoon with the Queen. And tell me, Miss Things: what eateries and destinations throughout the world should we visit next? Let the Queen know and I will book reservations!