Morning Quote – Mar 20th 2017

Today is the first day of spring. Or yesterday was, depending on where you are!

The vernal equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator. This is the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. This happens on March 19, 20 or 21 every year.

Here’s a fun quote about spring!

The time the sun crosses the equator marking the Vernal Equinox is different for each time zone. For those in the Pacific, Mountain and Central time zones, this will occur on March 19th. For those in the Eastern time zone, spring begins on March 20th at 12:30 a.m.
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This year spring arrives a little earlier due to it being a leap year. You might remember back on Leap Day a little math lesson regarding the Gregorian calendar. To keep our calendar following the seasons so that spring happens when flowers grow and winter arrives when snow falls, an additional day was figured into years divisible by the number four.
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Before this year, the earliest spring on record took place in 1896.

Ok, nature, I’m in, let’s party!

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Morning Quote – Mar 10th 2017

It. Is. Friday! Which means the Weekend is hours away.

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”
― Bill Watterson


Spend the weekend doing something pointless. Chances are it won’t really be pointless if it is spent doing pointless shit with people you love.
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Morning Quote – Mar 9th 2017

Today is National Get Over It Day. If something trivial, or mildly annoying is bothering ya, well, get over it!

“I don’t think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.”
― Douglas Coupland

HISTORY
Get Over It Day was created by Jeff Goldblatt in 2005 after having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend. For more information visit his website at thewhatevernetwork.com.

women change the world

We’d like to thank all the Women in our lives for being true badasses. Keep being awesome!

#MusicEveryday – 003

Adjacent to Nothing – Self Titled
We’re pretty sure the band in today’s #MusicEveryday selection wanted to call themselves “Next to Nothing.” However, since there were probably 78 bands already claiming the name, they broke out a thesaurus. Instead of Next to Nothing, we get Adjacent to Nothing.

Today’s album is the band’s self-titled debut. It is pretty typical nu-metal fare, with intelligent lyrical twists. We think we like this album so much simply by virtue of how hard it was, at the time, to find. We had to cobble it together song-by-song.

Of course, our favorite track (track 2, can you believe it?!), isn’t available on the youtube, so here’s the track “Crutch.” A pretty good representation of what’s on the album.

Adjacent to Nothing is another album that is conducive to anger management. Enjoy.

MQ – Mar 8th 2017

Today is #InternationalWomensDay! If you’re here, thank a woman. Here’s an apropos quote.

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8th. This global day celebrates the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.

History:
International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900’s. Find out more on the history of the day by visiting InternationalWomensDay.com.

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If you see something, do something

Damone “D” Hudson (image via CNN)

This one comes to us via CNN. Pictured is Damone “D” Hudson, a bus driver in Dayton, Ohio. “D” was just doing his job, driving his bus, when he saw a woman in seeming distress, standing on the ledge of bridge. Instead of driving past and ignoring her, which too many are willing to do, Mr. Hudson stopped to help.

Damone “D” Hudson was driving across the Main Street Bridge in Dayton last month when he spotted the woman.
He immediately stopped the bus and started talking with her, hoping to persuade her to come back on the other side of the rail.

Mr. Hudson occupied the lady, talking to her even as he was motioning to other folks to call the police.

“First thing I could think to say to her was, ‘Ma’am you look like you’re having a bad day. You know, can I give you a hug?”

Whether she took him up on the hug, the story doesn’t say, but the police arrived and helped the lady to the non-dangerous side of the ledge.

True to the Everyday Hero, Mr. Hudson was very modest about his deeds.

“I wasn’t trying to be heroic, I just saw someone that looked like she was definitely in pain or trouble and I just wanted to make a connection,” he said.

Mr. Hudson will be honored by RTA, his employer of 24 years, for his actions. Well done, Mr. Hudson!
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(if you, or anyone you know, is struggling and thinking bad things, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255).

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Adrift – Absolution
To sum up today’s selection of #MusicEveryday in a few words, they would be “explicitly fucking angry.” Absolution by the Florida based alt.metal band Adrift is a really heavy album. You’d expect that, We guess, considering the engine driving Adrift is the guitarist from Deicide and Cannibal Corpse.

Absolution is pretty far, musically, from Deicide and Cannibal Corpse. Pretty clean vocals, and and fairly straight-up, albeit punchy guitar make for a fist-pumping, head-banging pick-me-up when you need it.

There are a number of bands with the name “Adrift,” and this particular one, AFAWK, only has this one album. Our fave track is track 2, “You Don’t Know Me.” Since we can’t find that one, here’s track 9, called “Departure.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of #MusicEveryday. If you can find Absolution, grab it. It is well worth the listen. Loudly.