Monday, April 18, 2016

Tax Day Tweets: Kudos to Oklahoma U on Winning Women's College Gym Title

Since we last posted on this blog in March, sooooo many things have happened around the world, including an awful earthquake in Ecuador, terrorist attacks in Belgium, Turkey and Pakistan, and the state of North Carolina, our former state of residence, passed an infamous piece of legislation called the 'bathroom bill,' which has lead to boycotts from Cirque du Soleil, Boston, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and now Pearl Jam.

But, Katrina and the Waves (pict. top) have not boycotted the Tar Heel State, but they are not currently on tour!

We also want to take a moment to congratulate Oklahoma University's women's gymnastics team, including stand-out gymnast Chayse Capps (pict. center) for winning the NCAA women's gymnastics championships by edging out LSU, Alabama and Florida in Fort Worth, Tex.

We also want to acknowledge that we are listening to the waning minutes of Ira Glass' long-running NPR show "This American Life," which is always a bit hard to follow when one is blogging, cooking or working on a car engine. Let's face it, listening to NPR works best in places like prisons and closed warehouse buildings where there are no distractions.

As for Katrina and the Waves, they are the band that came to mind with our first of three Tax Day Tweets of the Day (they are best known for the 1985 pop hit "Walking on Sunshine") although our favorite song is actually the downer "Love Will Tear Us Apart Again" from Joy Division.

Here are the three Tax Day Tweets:

1) Facts and Psychology: Listening to your favorite song before bed can help you sleep better, wake up easier and enhance your mood for the upcoming day.

2) Urban Slangs: Scruff: Facial hair basically day three to five after a shave.

3) Linda Holmes (NPR, we believe she doesn't work with Ira Glass): Today, I saw a movie with a premise sort of similar to the novel I once tried to write. Fortunately, the movie was way better than I thought.

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