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Sunday, February 13, 2011

The King, The Cold, and Chocolate by The Bald Man. has been cold and snowy as a Muthaf ***er !!! Driving...Sucked...Walking...sucked !! Snowballs ?? Very good...Sidestreets  ?? Fuuhhgeddaboutit !!!! If you went down one you were staying there !! As you can see below is a main road, and the drifts from the plows were a good two feet if you tried to turn down one !! Global warming  ??? Pfffttt !!!!

As you can see the King had a lonely cold walk down the middle of the street to get home...snowshoes would have come in VERY handy ...but who knew ??? The world is melting last I heard : /

One thing I always tell people in my taxi is to dig out their hydrants if there is one near their home, because the last thing you need is a firetruck showing up and now they have to DIG to save your ass...It did hurt a few fires that happened in NYC, so it doesn't matter where you are...

Shovel that hydrant out !!!

However with all the nonsense that snow brings to New York City, there is also a tranquility if you choose to seek it out. Central Park is always a good place for that.

Silence in NYC is always a frozen moment in time...that you won't forget anytime soon. 

Sometimes you really appreciate what the snow brings to the photos you take...Bethesda Fountain, Central Park.

I always like to stop by FAO Schwarz to see what toys I can't afford and pick up something small for the little ones in my you can see the soldier is always happy to see the King toy shopping !!

It was snowing so much I thought this would be a great gift !! Noahs Ark !! Surely we may need it when all this snow melts !!

....Ummmmm....Mr.Schwarz, I think Noah built the REAL one for a lot less !! O_O  Guess its off to Toys R Us !! HA !! $2,399 !!! WTF !!!

Now some things in New York City are WORTH going a little out of your way when its cold in the fall at Yankee Stadium and a beer is $12 and a Hot Chocolate is $10, not worth going out of your way for neither...but if you are near Max Brenner's Chocolate by the Bald Man on a very cold day in the NYC, then I encourage you to fork over $5.25 for perhaps the BEST Hot Chocolate you will ever have...outside of making your own that is...when I make a Hot Chocolate for a woman, she usually proposes to me right after she tastes it. ;)

The Bald Man.

Max Brenner.

I order the Italian Thick Hot Chocolate which is "THE" one to order. ;) Trust me, I'm a taxi driver.

You can also get Pizza here...mmmmm...Chocolate Pizza !!Yeah, NOW you're paying attention !!!

Double Chocolate Pizza Slice, with melted grilled marshmallows and crunchy bits...are you kidding me ???
Think Willy Wonka at the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy !! ..the food here is a bit gimmicky, but it is Chocolate and kids love it...oh and like adults don't ??   However, you can see its pricey, I prefer a perfect slice from many Pizza places in the city from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on where you go and whats on it !

I did purchase this item...a Chocolate syringe filled with warm fresh Chocolate...for a quick fix man, first one is free ;)...I put it on some cookies later on, totally delicious...I even put it on a frozen Ellio's pizza and it tasted AWESOME !! ..actually, off topic for a second...A blogging friend, Kathy Frederick, who writes the brilliant blog "The Junk Drawer" questioned on Facebook the other day what is a better word to use than AWESOME ?? She was tired of it and wanted a better word...something fresh and better...I was laughing out loud at some of the responses, and there were many, spiffy, wunnerful, Epic, cool beans,etc.. !

My first reply was Badass and some other word I mixed together...but someone replied just say "William Shatner !! " ...Damn thats good I thought !! Anything he touches is gold !! I also thought of Abe Vigoda who has a website dedicated to if he's still alive and is one of the nicest people you'd ever meet. I think screaming either of them are interchangeable...and both work for AWESOME...really they do.

For example:
King:          "Man I just had a Chocolate syringe from the bald man's and dat shit wuz... William Shatner !!!"
Passenger:  " Sheeeeet King, I had the Double Choco Pizza and that shit wuz totally... Abe Vigoda !!"

OK, why am I talking about this ?? Maybe "Chocolate" is the new substitute word for awesome...Sweet ;)

This is the Hot Choco concoction.

Yeah, I want one too. :-) PURE CHOCOLATE , White, Milk, and Dark. :-)

A Giant container spinning melted chocolate at a certain temperature...swimming would be nice :P

They even sell a book called Chocolate, a love story...I guess we all have one don't we ? ;) ...and yes, the King gets no freebies, I paid my way !! ( Maybe I'll become a food critic though..hmmm HA ! )  Max Brenner is even on the receipt !

Had one of these too...with syring was a mix of Shatner Vigoda bliss.

I may come back and do a pie one night with some family for dessert....that didn't come out right. :P

Yup...I know what your thinking...DON'T !! HA ! Look at those marshmallows !

So in closing, I hope you enjoy Chocolate,Warmth, and being Bald... or Hairy... or whatever your diet allows you to enjoy and get the most out of it when you need it the most...on this day I was lucky enough to savor this Hot Chocolate for about an hour it was that good, and stayed warm with the lid on..

Have a safe weekend folks, Valentines is arriving and I'll leave you with this observation from one of my passengers...The other night I was discussing Valentines Day and one said..."Valentine's Day is like herpes, when you think its gone, it rears its ugly head once more. Thats why I call it VD"...Never heard that one before, told it to my next customer and they laughed ! I won't tell ya if it was a male or female..or it may have even been a tranny who said it...maybe it was the Queen of England who proposed to me once and I refused because she doesn't have a sense of humor ;)

However, I hope your Valentines Day is as sweet as anyone who visits my blog ;) ...I'm not going to be the King of England, but...I shall remain in your hearts as...The King of New York Hacks. Peace out Peeps.♥