Today is Earth Day, and while I would have loved to share a photo of the whole planet with my wonderful readers, I had to settle on that little place I call home New York City. The photo you see below was shot by me yesterday as I stood on the bank of the East River in the aptly named “East River Park”.
It was a beautiful day here in NYC and I was at the 1st Annual Hot Sauce Expo and just could not resist sharing a quick visual of our Big Apple with all of you. I shot this with the Droid phone and uploaded it to Facebook, so some of my first viewers saw it there. If you get over to these parts during the last few weeks of Spring or in the Summer, so take a wander here and snap your own shot. You will not regret doing so. Obviously the photo shows some of the East River, the Empire State Building and to your right a tiny bit of the Chrysler Building.
Happy Earth Day my friends. Treat her and each other with kindness. We’ve only so much time to spend together after all.
Click For IRS Site; You’ve Still Time
It’s that time of the year again my friends so pay up if you owe and make sure you get that stuff postmarked today because this is it. Of course I am surely hoping that all of our wonderful readers are getting something back from Uncle Sam. I just love when that happens for me I tell you that much. Anyways, I could not resist posting a photo of this dreaded institution when I passed by not too long ago, and for now that is all I have for you. Don’t waste time getting your papers finished if you were snoozing. See you again real soon.
Just a quick post to wish our readers a very “Happy Easter” today, and while we fully realize that some of you were also celebrating Passover this past week, I extend a “Happy Pesach” to you folks as well. We do Easter over here in case you wondered and with that being the case I snapped some images specific to the day.
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Many of my friends know of my absolute appreciation for the comic book medium, and so many of those have variant to their covers when they get released so I felt that it would be a good time to do the same thing with a not too long ago posted recipe. I recently tossed together “the Exploding Omelet” as my title and here is the variant to that original theme. I also decided to share some of the preparation steps and visuals with you this time around. Let’s go. This recipe begins with two eggs, a couple of slices of hard salami and pepperoni, jalapeno peppers, a mushroom and a slice of American cheese.
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I realize I am being silly with that one, but I had a super late night after a Rock and Roll show last Friday and as I was walking up Times Square to the train there it was in bright, tractor beam level brightness……The McDonald’s sign!!!!! For a hot second it found me frozen in my tracks.
Was I hungry? Or was I more tired than is good for me? Did I need any shots for my Foodspotting account? Since I was not too sure, I decided to pull myself away from its maw and myriad of guilty pleasures and head down into the mire of the NYC Transit system. If I was lucky I would be back home in about two hours. Yeah, it was that late and Bay Ridge is like the moon at that hour. Sigh.
I saw this painted on a wall that I had passed on West 49th street in NYC and liked it so much I made a post out of it for you all. Sadly I didn’t see much else in terms of an artist or piece name but enjoy just the same. Hey I also did this post completely by Smartphone which was something that had not been tried yet. Ciao for now my friends. Always appreciate the life and pulse of the world around you. It’s good for the soul.
Since it’s once again time for the “wearin’ o’ the green” I wanted to wish all of our readers a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day and share a couple of images with them as well. All of the stuff you see was captured on wanderings around our fair metropolis shortly before the actual St. Pat’s Day.
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It had been awhile since I did anything for this category on the PiercingKen blog, so I decided there was no time like the present. I had been rocking at three consecutive nights of Metal shows and awoke ravenous not too long before this posting and decided to do a little something different from making an omelet.
This time around I took a couple of eggs, a giant mushroom and a few slices of pepperoni since I just love the stuff and rather than slowly and carefully prep each piece and assemble them as I went along, I opted to toss it all in the pan together and cook it up. The end result looked like the aforementioned omelet had exploded. Tada.
Of course since I also have a great appreciation for cheese a single slice of American was added along with a healthy dose of hot sauce and the pictured wheat toast. This took five minutes to do. Give it a try sometime. Bon appetit.
This is a Piercing Ken PSA
By now, all the card carrying New Yorkers know about the MTA subway fare increase and as expected we are all rather upset about it because services remain lackluster while ridership seems to be up more and more each day but it is what it is. The reason I’m posting something is because the other day when I went to refill/replace my card, I saw the sign posting below as I began my transaction. Yep. If you want a new card you will be charged an additional $1 so you might want to hold onto a couple of your depleted ones so you can just refill them and not face the additional charge. I guess someone finally decided that all the tens of thousands of plastic cards that are laying around in the stations and in the streets are unnecessary litter.
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He’s apparently opened up a Production Company in NYC. Go figure.
Oh yes, so before you all ask, I totally am aware that this is not related to the legacy Heavy Rock band with the same name nor the insidious associate of DC Comics super-villain Darkseid. Figured I could avoid numerous comments about it by coming clean early on.