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Friday, December 31, 2010

King of New York Hacks wishes a Happy New Year to EVERYONE !!

Soooo we got our asses kicked by a blizzard and some poor handling of it, but The King made it home that night safe and sound even though many peeps just abandoned their vehicles and went home. All is back to normal as we head into this bright New Year, I expect this will be a better year for all of us and extend my best wishes for a safe, healthy and Happy New Year !!!

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since.  ~Dave Beard

But I found this generator and, I think I will give "Be Remarkable" a shot this year !! 
(I thought I was pretty remarkable already, but there is always room for improvement) ;)

Here is the link to find out yours !  New Year's Resolution Generator 2011 !! Good luck ! ;)

...and after all that shoveling, and I've never been a fan of working New Years Eve.

This King is OFF DUTY.

So in closing for the year, thank you for following my blog this year and hopefully tomorrow to begin a new chapter of the trials, photos, and thoughts I will bring to you as I wholeheartedly remain...

The King of New York Hacks...  

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends, much love to you all,  and raise a glass to all that will never be able to raise a glass again,we will never forget your sacrifice, always remembered ,never forgotten...

Bring on 2011  :-)

Please Don't Drink and Drive...I mean it, call a Taxi instead of a lawyer. Peace out peeps. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

King of New York Hacks and The Christmas Story

This is a less than 4 minute rendition of The story of Christmas. You don't have to be religious to enjoy it.

So, sit back and smile for the next 3 minutes and 53 seconds, trust The King on this one.

The Christmas Story (2010 version) - as told by the children of St Paul's Church.
...or you can click this link if you don't have flash on your phone like me. :-) The Christmas Story

You don't have to be religious to love Christmas, or to say it to someone who is, mind you.
Unique and wonderful video. Even my atheist friends are enjoying it. :-)

These Children are from New Zealand and perform an event called GLOW Christmas Carols with glowsticks. I heard about it from a passenger I was driving who was a volunteer nurse and spent time with the organization World Vision New Zealand, but was a Buddhist and she loved every minute of it she said.

I had to post it after she told me about it.

“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”
- Bob Pierce, World Vision Founder

World Vision was founded in 1950 by the Reverend Dr Bob Pierce in response to the needs of Korean War orphans.- Click this link to learn more World Vision New Zealand

I will be posting again before Christmas, hope you enjoyed the video, but I'll share this quick experience I had in my yellow chariot before I post tomorrow or the next day.

I had a couple of passengers the other night, it was cold and brisk, and in Midtown near St Patrick's Cathedral a middle aged woman jumped into my warm taxi with a young child around 5 years old was my they discussed all the wonderful things the child saw at Rockefeller Plaza with the ice skating, the giant Christmas Tree, and as they talked I found out the woman was the child's Aunt. The Aunt inquired to the small child, "and did you ask Santa for everything you want for being such a good girl this year ?? "...The small girl responded as I looked into my rear view mirror to watch the child reply so enthusiastically with a grin as if she outsmarted the world "yup, I asked him to bring Uncle Bob home from the War"...I could see the Aunt was a bit shaken by the reply but she stayed composed and hugged the young girl saying, "well honey, because Santa is so busy that night, I'll bet if he can't bring him home, he'll stop by and have cookies with Uncle Bob and tell him how he met you in New York City " which the beautiful child quipped with her precious smile from ear to ear "Yeah, that would be AWESOME ! "...and to which my eyes met the Aunt's in the mirror and no words need be said as we smiled at each other.

Through the eyes of children folks...

I'm no Soldier at War as Uncle Bob is, nor am I Santa, I'm just The King of New York Hacks who hopes the two meet up for cookies that night, or even better, that they ALL do. Peace out Peeps.