Category Archives: Holiday Hijinx

Merry Christmas 2018 My Friends :)

Hey there readers, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very “Merry Christmas” if you are celebrating the holiday with us today.

For those celebrating Christmas, I hope that you have gotten and given out some nice presents for those who are in your circle and also that you’ve extended the kindness to a needy cause of some kind. If you haven’t, I am sure you can find some unused and in good condition clothes for a shelter, or toys for some kind of drive and maybe even old books to the library or a place like Housing Works where all the money goes for a great cause. Maybe feed a stray cat or consider adopting one that might be good company for your family for life. I know my Spooke will get some additional treats today and last night I left a big helping of food for these two related cats near my building but I digress. For this years photo, I’ve lightly modified the leather jacket from the way it has generally looked during the Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows. I used to add a few more ornaments on it, but several have broken over the years and just this past Saturday I learned that the flashing lights are NOT permitted in the arena. Oddly enough I wore them last year but the times they are a changing. I fear next year is going to be the Santa hat and the stocking only but oh well, this angle had a good run. Spooke on the other hand felt that her little Santa hat was all that she needed. Considering she is going to be “17” in early 2019 she can do whatever she likes.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me here on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”, there has really been a lot of fun adventures and visuals to share with you and there is still time before the year leaves us to its successor so who knows what else I will find to share. Remember to Follow or Like us on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I used them extensively when out and about and would love you to be along with me for the ride. Merry Christmas.

“Happy Thanksgiving” 2018 My Friends

Hello my friends and a wish of “Happy Thanksgiving” to you and your families, if you are in the part of the world that is celebrating along with us today on this frigid NYC Day. It’s sooooo cold and winter is not even here yet so bundle up if you are on the East Coast and heading anywhere today such as the Macy’s Day parade. As this is a day to give thanks overall, I must share that I am very thankful for my own family, dear friends and those who take the time to peruse whatever I have decided to write about on “The Chronicles” or on PiercingMetal.com – All of you mean the world to me.

The world around us tends to remind us just how fleeting our time is with our loved ones and beloved pets so use that time wisely and treat each other well as much as possible. I’m not trying to be grim or anything as much as I am saying to be good to each other while it can be done. Hold the door for someone, donate food and clothes to a shelter, feed or rescue a stray cat or dog that you see all the time. It’s all going to make you feel better inside at the end of the day. Thanks once again, its time for me to brave the ever-changing schedule of the MTA as I head to relatives in another borough. I hope that you get to your own destination without incident today. Remember to never text and drive or take unnecessary phone calls. Unless you are Batman, no one needs to be called or messaged as you head somewhere. See you soon and by the way, this years photo was observed on a lawn in nearby Dyker Heights.

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2018 To Our Readership

Yes my friends we’ve rolled around to that Hallmark Holiday that they call Valentine’s Day once again. In honor of the occasion I’m posting a photo of a recent home cooked Pita Bread Pizza, my “PitaZa” as it kind of looked like a heart. You see it too right? Right? I hope so because its clear to me and who out there doesn’t love a little pizza….

pitaza, pizza, pita bread

If you are a reader who is dating or married, be sure to continue the special treatment far beyond the confines of this Hallmark Day because that is the right thing to do. Try not to make your single friends ill with all the lovey-dovey stuff 🙂 To the single folks out there (like myself) I wish you a Happy February 14th, and 15th, 16th etc. Don’t forget that the candy that was over-priced up until yesterday will be super cheap tomorrow if you are in need of some chocolate. Send your folks a note today and say you love them if you are still fortunate enough to have them in your world like I do and treat your fur babies a little sweeter even though they have no idea what today actually is. Until we meet again, cheers.

Wishing A “Merry Christmas” 2017 To All :)

Hello there my friends in the online land and of course the real world ones that are checking into the doings here on “The Chronicles”. I’d like to take a moment and wish you all a very “Merry Christmas” if this is your holiday.  It’s one of my very favorite times of the year and as you can see Miss Spooke also feels the same way and is acting as Santa’s Little Helper once again.  Generally speaking she is NOT a big fan of hats since she must hear everything that goes on around her.  She is a cat after all.

The hat also came with this cute little Santa suit but it was a little too tricky to get her into so she opted for using it as a bit of a blanket while she waited for her nightly treats.  We took this shot about a week or so ago.  I am appreciative of her patience since its not always easy to indulge us weird humans when you are a pet.  Well, at least I think that this is what they are thinking when they look at us and our dealings with silly but super cute costumes.  I’m sorry I lost track of myself for a moment so where were we….oh yes, MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

We really hope that you are having or planning to have an excellent holiday today.  A lot of friends started their fun last night with Christmas Eve and to many they go all out for that one too.  Last night I kept it local and simple with some Chinese take out from one of my favorite places and with the Tuesday matinee performance by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on my plate I’ll likely be making a few small things and having an easy day with a quick visit here and there for good measure.  I’m at Christmas Mass at the moment and this was queued to go online nice and early to start the day off properly with our wish.  Be sure to call the relatives that you can easily reach and use those unlimited texts to let friends know that they are on your mind.  Be good to your beloved pets of course and just try to be an even better person than you were yesterday.  Everyone can use a little personal improvement IMHO.  Enjoy the holiday.

The Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Facade (2017)

It’s that time of the year again and it means presenting some of the awesome Christmas In NYC sights that I find while on my normal adventuring. Once again I was starting my night out with dear friends in honor of the holiday season and as I did last year I began my quest for some of the trees that were set up in the general vicinity. You’ll see those soon enough but now its time to enjoy the Sak’s Fifth Avenue facade presentation. For those just joining the website and in the unaware, this is an annual light show that is shot onto the Fifth Avenue facade of the famous department store. I had gotten here just in time and used my point and shoot Samsung to secure the visual. It’s only a few minutes long so please sit back and relax while the clip and music plays through.

As usual I hope that you have enjoyed this seasonal capture. With this years clip, I felt I was just a little too close to the street and that made my visual a little too tight for my liking. Last year I had wanted to be in or around this spot but still think that my little Samsung was too close. Please stay tuned for some additional Holiday fun for the season as my Christmas In NYC posts continue.

Official Website: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/stores/store.jsp?storeNumber=001