Happy Easter My Dear Readers

We just wanted to take a moment and wish all of our readers a very “Happy Easter” today if they are celebrating. It’s our holiday too for those curious and I am getting ready for the usual practice of morning mass and then some time with family. If this is your celebration we hope that you enjoy the day as well. Of course to our esteemed readers that are still celebrating the Passover holiday we hope that has been wonderful for you.

I didn’t post a lot of images this time around, that happens on occasion. Until next time.

Happy 15th Birthday To My Cat Spooke (3/24/2017)

I’d like to take a moment and say that today is pretty awesome for me since its the 15th birthday of my sweet black cat Spooke who was born in my old apartment on this very day. I’ve had her since her birth and she is quite the important part of my world. I like to think that she is pretty spoiled every day but today she is going to get a little more of that since she is a very good and loving pet.

She was enjoying some lounging on my pants as you can see in the photo but I was trying to get her attention for the necessary photo and to show her one of the gifts that I picked up for her to celebrate the day a little better.

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2017

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day and I apologize for not really having a whole ton of photos representing the green but I actually didn’t see all that many in my travels and have been busy working on some of the other ideas that I have for the website. I did find the sign at the local Bridgeview Diner interesting as it lauded “Saint Patrick’s Week”. My guess is the upcoming parade that I usually feature here for you out of towners is the rationale behind that. I always enjoy that parade and will hopefully be there on Sunday 3/26 when it happens. Stay tuned.

So I was in the diner to get myself an order of the corned beef and cabbage dinner. I love the stuff and its a tradition that I try to keep up with every year. I’ve never tried to cook this for myself though since I don’t actually think I am patient enough but maybe the next time around I will give it a go. The order came with an ample supply of the corned beef, the cabbage, two potato wedges and two carrot pieces. The whole thing is NOT pictured in the photo. I had the rest a little while after finishing the first plate. They provided a couple of slices of rye bread but honestly they should have prepared some traditional soda bread instead. That makes more sense to me. I also had a bowl of their split pea soup that came with it but that is not pictured. There you have it.

Learn more about the actual holiday by clicking on the Wikipedia entry below.

Official Holiday Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick’s_Day

Celebrate Dr. Seuss and “Read Across America” Today

On this day way back in 1904, the great literary figure Theodor Suess Geisel was born and you know him best as “Dr. Suess”. His most famous creations in his books fell to Horton (who heard a Who), The Grinch (who had stolen Christmas in case you didn’t know) and the initimible Cat In The Hat. All of them a part of some truly timeless stuff. The author has been gone from this plane since 1991 but his works remain forever a part of our childhood psyche and when I saw this photograph that I had taken a few years ago on my phone I decided to bring him up right here on The Chronicles.

Another reason to bring this up is the fact that the National Read Across America Day was set on the author’s birthday and despite my only learning that this particular occasion existed before I penned this narrative, its premise is quite easy to understand. It’s also rather cool so please my friends, let’s get off Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a little while and read something in a physical book form. You can keep this website or the PiercingMetal.com one open of course since there is no need to get crazy about shutting every online aspect out of your day 🙂 I think reading to someone is also an important part of what today stands for and if you are in the position to do so, please keep up that process with the younger member of your family circle. As far as your reading time goes, hey open one of the books that you forgot about in your bookcase since we all have those. Even a comic book or a magazine or digest is a good idea. You can even donate books that you don’t want to a local hospital or shelter if you feel you are done with them and don’t need them taking up anymore space.

That’s all I have for now. Happy Birthday Up In The Cosmos Dr. Seuss. Thank you for all your fanciful stories that made growing up all the more adventurous so so many of us.

Official Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss
Official RAM Website: http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

Pencilling It In With Piercing Ken :)

If you’ve examined my PiercingMetal.com site you probably are well aware of the regional events calendar that it features. If not, this has been an offering for the readers since that site was launched and back in 2015 it had a significant upgrade to a WordPress plugin called “The Events Calendar”. To say that this has been a boon in keeping the site visitors aware of all the awesome that is happening around us is an understatement. That makes today an exciting day for me here at The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken since I have decided to integrate this same calendar plugin as a feature on this website as well. Clicking the logo image below will launch it for you but you can do that a little later since I want to discuss what this one will entail first.

Initially I thought that I could easily share the Webcalendar from PiercingMetal.com over here and be done with it but with the readers of this site being very different from that side of my creative coin I decided that it deserved a calendar of its own. Since The Chronicles is a Lifestyle website this calendar would feature more lifestyle related items than my other one and surely no Metal shows at all. At times there will be some listings that mirror the PM.com one such as the NY Comic Con and other related events but there will also be conventions and festivals that you would never see lined out on my other site. I’ve already begun populating the final regional performances of the circus and the upcoming NY Auto Show and in most cases these listings will come with links to purchase tickets to make it easier on you. I’ve already made plans for some food-related and family focused happenings to be listed and at the end of the day the goal remains the same – get people into some fun-filled and interesting events.

The Chronicles Calendar can be accessed via our menu options at the top of the page and I encourage you to bookmark it as it will be updated regularly. I hope that you all enjoy it and tell others that its here. Please feel free to toss some thoughts on this new initiative down in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

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