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“The Chronicles” Of Piercing Ken Is Heading To Toy Fair 2019 @ Jacob Javits Center

Hey there readers, just a quick alert about our next few days of activities as “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” Lifestyle Blog will once again be heading to the American International Toy Fair that will be happening at the Javits Center over the next four days. This is our 9th year of attendance and much like the last few years, additional reports will be posted over on PiercingMetal. Be sure to stay tuned for these narratives so you can be on top of the holiday purchasing season.

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Much like our coverage of the New York Comic Con, the Toy Fair adventures will be serialized posts with many of them being direct company focuses to offer greater impact on their product lines. I might do a day by day overview with additional thoughts but that will be a battlefield decision at the moment. Those interested should bookmark THIS TAG as it will bring up anything that gets posted about the 2019 Convention. Some of the reveals have already been shared on the “Toys and Collectibles” Category so check that out as well if time permits. I also encourage that you follow our Official Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since I plan on being very active on them during the event and would love to have you along for the fun discoveries.

Stay tuned for the fun, I can’t wait to share my findings with all of you.

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2019 Grammy Awards Full Winners Rundown

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The Recording Industry calls this the “Biggest Night In Music” for the year and to fans of some genres out there this is probably true. As a tried and true supporter of Metal and Rock, this is generally a disappointment but that is a matter discussed over on the website and not here on ”The Chronicles” since the audience is a lot more varied. The Grammy’s were given out over the course of the last few hours and I’ve been researching and typing to get them all to you shortly after the broadcast. I didn’t watch more than fifteen minutes of it since “The Walking Dead” was on and that’s more important to me. Also, the disrespect of Rock and Metal with their awards being announced and given out before the broadcast even aired found me discussing the matter on the Metal site on THIS POST so do please check that out if you are so inclined. This list is long so you’re going to want to get comfortable. Here we go.

Record of the Year:
“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“All the Stars” — Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Album of the Year:
Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs and Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
WINNER: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By (Various Artists)
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Celebrate National Pizza Day 2019

Today is National Pizza Day my friends and I am here to help assist in regaling the glories of this delicious food item. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s one of the best creations to come to be and without question it remains one of my very favorite things to eat. Living in Brooklyn is awesome based on just how many quality pizzerias there are to choose from which bring to mind our featured photo that I am sharing from our Official Instagram.

About The Photo: This photo was actually shot this past Wednesday when I had an event to attend at Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Every time that I am in Greenpoint, I try to make a stop at the nearby Triangolo Pizza shop as its only a few blocks away from the venue. It’s generally a good idea since these events often lead to consuming a few beers but on this particular night I was just hungry. I took my bite and realized that I needed a photo for Yelp and Swarm and of course Instagram so I snapped this one late but not too late as you can see. I actually wasn’t planning on eating pizza today at all since I’ve not only had a lot of it recently but I’ve also made a lot of it when I didn’t feel like going out. I also had leftover Chinese Food that I needed to use before it went bad as I hate wasting food.

Will you be enjoying a slice or two at your friendly neighborhood pizza shop? As a New Yorker, I’d be interested in knowing where you go and what you think of them since I can use the information as recon. Of course you out of town readers can give a shout out to your favorite pizzeria in your locality as well. I have to think that they’d like the free promotion. See you next time.

Getting My NY Blood Center Donation Game On :)

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Just this past Wednesday, I saw that the New York Blood Center truck was doing their regular drive at the Greenhouse Cafe in my neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and since I had met the proper time between donations, I felt that I should list myself to get on the bus for them to take another pint of life saving blood. The donation process doesn’t bother me at all (outside of the lengthy Q&A on the form) and with that being the case I try to do this whenever I can. The photos below are from before, during and after and were sent up to our Official Instagram. Take a look.

I mentioned that the process doesn’t bother me and believe me I am not lying to you. You only feel a pinch during the setup and it will take between five and ten minutes to complete the donation of a pint of blood. Depending on the need they usually fill a few vials first which is done when they are seeking platelets and such. You should have something in your stomach first of course and I had a bowl of Cap’n Crunch and a couple of cups of coffee before I did this. They advise against doing this on an empty stomach and after you are done you get your choice of assorted juices or water and chips, cookies or pretzels. When its all said and done the blood goes to help save someones life so its a good idea to donate if you think that you can do it. Remember you get cool bragging rights items and a neato card like I have. There is also an online profile system which I still need to set myself up on but I will do it to find out just how many I have donated by this point. Thanks for listening.

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This Just In: Ultraviolet Is Closing In July 2019

I guess that I’ve been redeeming digital codes for the DVD’s and Blu-rays that I’ve been purchasing for a few years now and one of the means of getting these codes to a device of choice, I used the Ultraviolet service. Earlier today, this news hit my mailbox and I am sharing it with you for good measure.

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The Alert:
We are writing to inform you that the UltraViolet service is planning to shut down on July 31, 2019. You are receiving this message because you signed up for an UltraViolet Library or for a service that created an UltraViolet Library for you.

What does this mean for you?

** Between January 31 and July 31, 2019
– You can continue to access your UltraViolet movies and TV shows through the retailer(s) linked to your UltraViolet Library.
– You can also continue to purchase new movies and TV shows and redeem digital codes by following the redemption instructions. Depending on the retailer, these new purchases and redemptions may or may not be added to your UltraViolet Library.
– Linking your UltraViolet Library to additional retailers can maximize your access to your Library and help avoid potential disruption.
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