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We (@geekofdoom & I and our friends) went to the KISS Expo in New Jersey today. Ace Frehley was there with his band to play his entire 1978 solo album. Listen, Ace is pretty much a god in our house - in lieu of our wedding photo over our bed, we have a framed poster of the Ace solo album cover hanging. (Also our first date when we were kids back in the late ‘80s was to see Ace open for Iron Maiden.) So even though there were some technical difficulties with the sound and half the time it seemed like Ace forgot he was even playing a show, we still loved it. Plus to hear some of those songs live for the first time was so cool. - Swipe Left for more photos and video. - - - - #kiss #kissband #kissexpo #newyorkgroove #acefrehley #spaceace #kissexpo2018 #kissconvention #nj #newjersey #parsippany #hilton #hiltonhotel #empresseverocks #dave3 #dave3rocks

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Dave (@geekofdoom) and I were married 16 years ago today. Along with the standard promises one makes to their betroth, I asked him to give me his word on one more thing — that if I married him, he’d never turn me into “Mrs. Asshole.” You see, when a woman gets married, they are defaulted to “Mrs. That Guy.” Even if you don’t change your name, society still views you as “Mrs. That Guy” and how people judge his behavior is how they will also judge you. Therefore, if he’s an Asshole, then you're Mrs. Asshole. Over the course of 16 years, I’ve been Mrs. Too Many Cat Beds, Mrs. Don’t Block My Driveway, Mrs. Weighs His Lettuce, but thankfully never Mrs. Asshole. Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. Perfect! 💓🏩💍 - Here's a photo of us on our wedding day, December 6, 2002, at Brooklyn Borough Hall (Brooklyn's "City Hall") holding our marriage license. - - - - #tbt #throwbackthursday #wedding #brooklyn #nyc #anniversary #weddinganniversary #cityhall #cityhallwedding #boroughhall #brooklynboroughhall #16thanniversary #married #justmarried #metalhead #metalheadcouple #polkadotdress #dave3 #dave3celebrates #empressevecelebrates

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In a bar in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, several Fireball shots in, inspired by my old friend @struwwelpeter1210, the King of bathroom selfies. - - - - #actuallyme #drunkbitch #brooklyn #nyc #bayridge #fireball #fireballshots #bathroomselfie

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December 2nd is the last day to see the “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture (1963-2017)” exhibit at The Met Breuer museum in NYC and if you’re able to go, you really should. Seriously, pictures of the artwork cannot do it justice. I have been to see this exhibit four times since it opened in September and every time I’m just so mesmerized. I really like the Greek-inspired pieces that Whitten, who passed away earlier this year, created where he incorporated found objects like nails, metal, and glass into his wooden sculptures. But, to me, it’s his “Black Monolith” paintings dedicated to African American leaders in the arts and politics that are truly a sight to see up close. There pieces dedicated to Muhammad Ali, Ralph Ellison, Chuck Berry, Maya Angelou, and John Lennon. Every time I view the art, I see something new. - Swipe ⬅️ to see some photos I took at exhibit earlier this month. If you can’t get to see it in person, the museum published accompanying book that details each piece. You can buy the book online at The Met museum shop; it’s also on Amazon. - - - - #MetMuseum #TheMet #MetBreuer #artmuseum #artexhibit #modernart #contemporaryart #mixedmedia #sculpture #JackWhitten #blackmonolith #muhammadali #mayaangelou #ralphellison #chuckberry #johnlennon #africanamericanartist #africanamericanart #americanartist #crete #krikri #nyc #nycmuseums #happybirthday @MetMuseum @MetBreuer

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I can’t trust my husband @geekofdoom to go out for cat food because when he returns, he sneaks in more cat beds. Every. Time. Look at this photo: Not only did he sneak in 2 more cat beds and place them behind the TV, but he put them on top of 2 cat beds that were already back there! Seriously, HOW MANY CAT BEDS DO WE NEED? My husband is such a crazy cat guy, lol. 🐈 - - - - #cat #cats #orangecat #catbed #cataccessories #catsofinstagram #catstagram #mycatsofdoom #marscatgod #catperson #crazycatlady #crazycatdude #crazycatguy

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Last night was our final night in Sleepy Hollow, NY. We went to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery for their 2-hour lantern-lit guided “Murder and Mayhem” nighttime tour. It wasn’t as cold as the previous night, but it did start raining; thankfully we brought umbrellas (and flashlights). And we had a great time. We’ve been to this cemetery a few times before, but only during the daytime. As you can imagine, at night it’s quite different. At one point the tour guide asked if there were any Ramones fans. As it happens, under my several layers of winter garments, I was wearing a Ramones shirt (you can see in the photo I took of myself in the hotel room before we left). The reason she asked was because she had taken us to the site of where the band filmed the video for their song “Pet Semetary” (see photo of the cross headstone). We also saw mausoleums for the Rockefellers and Leona Helmsley, as well as gravesites for residents from a century ago, and it’s their tragic stories we got to hear about. 👻 👻 👻 👻 #sleepyhollow #tarrytown #washingtonirving #headlesshorseman #horsemanshollow #ny #newyork #hudsonvalley #sleepyhollowcemetery #murderandmayhem #cemeterytour #cemetery #ramones #theramones #ramonesshirt #Thanksgiving #Thanksgivingtrip #EmpressEveTravels

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After Thanksgiving dinner with family, @geekofdoom and I took a ride with friends a mere 30 miles north to Sleepy Hollow, NY, to spend the rest of the holiday weekend. On Friday night, we went to the pumpkin blaze at the Van Cortlandt Manor. Wow! What a sight to see. There’s 7,000 pumpkins carved, arranged, and lit into spectacular creations, like the “Pumpkin Zee Bridge” (based on the Tappen Zee Bridge), a carousel, a massive spiderweb, the State Of Liberty, and more. As you walk through the property at night, there’s special lighting and soundtrack to add to the ambience. Outside the attraction, there’s food booths to get sandwiches, hot cocoa, cider, and more, as well as merch. It was freezing out, but we braved the cold and had lots of fun. 🎃 🎃 🎃 🎃 #sleepyhollow #tarrytown #headlesshorseman #horsemanshollow #ny #newyork #VanCortlandtManor #hudsonvalley #TappenZeeBridge #pumpkinblaze #pumpkin #pumpkins #jackolanternblaze #jackolantern #jackolanterns #moon #fullmoon #Thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving #EmpressEveTravels

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In recent years, my husband Dave @geekofdoom & I created a new tradition. We spend Thanksgiving with family and then later that night, head out on a road trip for the rest of the holiday weekend. And on our way to our destination, we listen to a musician whose death is still present on our minds. Last year, Malcolm Young had just passed away, so our lengthy ride was fueled by AC/DC’s extensive catalog. This year, we enjoyed the new Chris Cornell collection, a CD my nephews gave me for my birthday earlier this month. As it turns out, my new car has a CD player — I haven’t had a CD player in the car or the house in years, so combined with all of these songs we love, this ride really brought up great memories. 🎸 The album opens with “Loud Love,” which of course prompted a trip down memory lane when we saw Soundgarden open for Voivod at L’amour in Brooklyn, NY, on March 17, 1990 back before they hit it big. I mean, they were the direct support for an obscure Canadian prog-thrash band (Faith No More was the opening act!!!). Ask anyone who was at that show, most whom (like us) were there for Voivod, and they’ll tell you how Soundgarden won the crowd over. That was back when groups like Soundgarden and Alice In Chains were just new bands on the metal scene before grunge was even a thing. 🎸 The CD has songs from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog, and Cornell’s solo stuff, including a newly discovered, unreleased track “When Bad Does Good,” and comes with a 32-page booklet with unreleased photos and liner notes from Cornell’s closest friends/colleagues. It’s been over a year since Cornell’s death, but it still doesn’t seem real. 🎸 🎸 🎸 🎸 #chriscornell #chriscornellcollection #chriscornellforever #soundgarden #audioslave #templeofthedog #noonesingslikeyouanymore #blackholesun #CD #cdrack #hitscollection #limitededitioncd #music #grunge #seattlemusic #rockmusic #hardrock #heavymetal #metalhead #EmpressEveRocks @chriscornellofficial

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My stepmom’s family is Russian, so every year they ask if we really need to have pasta before the main entree on Thanksgiving. Umm.... I’m Italian and vegetarian, so yes, lol. To me, Thanksgiving is Ravioli and Artichoke Day. - - - - #thanksgiving #vegetarian #marinara #marinarasauce #tomatosauce #pasta #italian #italianfood #ricotta #vegetarianthanksgiving #ravioli #freshravioli #cheeseravioli #artichoke #artichokes #brooklyn #nyc #empresseveeats

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Went out last night with my longtime partner-in-crime Jenn to a bar in Bay Ridge for a much-needed break from work. Just us and our fellow gal pals. Here I am in front of the restroom, the door of which reminded me of Star Trek. A 2-man acoustic band played lots of fun covers, including, surprisingly, Rush’s “Subdivisions.” The bartender was wearing a Rush t-shirt, and when I told him they are my favorite band, he said it was the first time he’s met a girl who loves Rush. Yeah, I get that a lot. But we’re out there! Anyhow, I stuck with hard cider, until people started bringing over shots - not even sure what they were. One was clear and tasted like mint chocolate. But they had food, so I ate while I drank. As a vegetarian, I expected to be stuck with fries as usual, but they offered the Beyond Burger! (Of course it’s not on the printed menu, my friend saw them mention it on social media.) Took a long time to get the food and the burger was a little burnt on one side, but the drinks come fast and after a few, that veggie burger really hit the spot. I liked the atmosphere in the place and the other patrons were cool and friendly - the people at the table next to us were playing the board game Life. A girl at a table in the back garden seating area told me I looked very trustworthy and asked if I’d look after her phone that was charging near my seat. I, if course, was happy to help, and, yes, I happen to be quite trustworthy. And there you have it, my inadvertent review of the night. - Swipe ⬅️ for more photos. - - - - #metalhead #metalheads #bayridge #bar #brooklyn #nyc #barfood #beyondburger #alcohol #drinks #hardcider #vegetarian #EmpressEveEats

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I love NY in the Fall, even when it’s rainy (although, honestly, I hate being out in the rain). But not when it snows in the Fall, like it did here in NYC yesterday!!! Let’s save the snow for the winter, shall we? - Anyhow, the other day when I was coming home from my solo adventure, I took a few photos right outside Central Park just after the rain stopped (around E. 73rd St.) Swipe ⬅️ to see the photos (I’m in some of them).☔️🍁 _ - - - #rain #rainyday #fallweather #skulls #skull #skullscarf #scarf #rainynyc #nyc #iloveny #ny #fall #fallinny #actuallyme #centralpark #fallfolliage #nycparks

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In honor of @myadventuretofit hitting 100k followers today, I made her famous egg breakfast for the first time. There’s a reason her followers call this dish “breakfast crack.” Although it might seem like an odd combination of ingredients that looks even worse when mashed together, it really truly insanely tastes amazing. Congratulations, Tiffany, and thanks for tipping everyone off about this perfection combination! 🎉🎉🎉 - Swipe left ⬅️ for photos and video. Below are the ingredients; after you cook them, you mash it all up together! - 🍔 1 Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger 🍳 2 jumbo eggs 🧀 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese 💛 yellow mustard - Tiffany also offers an affordable meal plan and recipe books at her online shop @21daymealplan that promote weight loss and can help if you want to adopt a healthier eating lifestyle in general. - If you’re following WW (I typically follow the maintenance plan when I’m not on a sugar binge), the “breakfast crack” meal here is only 5 points. - - - - #vegetarian #breakfast #breakfastcrack #veggieburger #veggiepatty #DrPraegers #mustard #eggs #eggsovermedium #21daymealplan #wwvegetarian #smartpoints #weightwatchers #ww #weightloss #empresseveeats

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It’s a rainy day here in Brooklyn and I’m still sick, but I got out to vote. This was the first time I’ve ever had to wait in line to vote and this is the most crowded I’ve ever seen my polling site. Let’s hope that means a big change for the better is coming. If you’re eligible to vote in the U.S., there’s still plenty of to go today. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 #vote #nyc #brooklyn #nycvote #nycvotes #election #election2018 #electionday #electionday2018 #govote #ivoted #midtermelections #bluewave @nycvotes

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