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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ La Tomatina ~ Sausage & Stuffing Meatballs ~ Jean Schumacher ~ National Techies Day 


Good 45º morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 97º.
Picture of the Day .... Hollywood Freeway 1955

Interesting about "La Tomatina"....


Since 1945, on the last Wednesday in August, tens of thousands of people gather in the streets of the small Valencian town of Buñol in eastern Spain, to joyously throw over-ripe tomatoes at one another.

One of Spain’s most beloved celebrations, La Tomatina has often been called the world’s biggest food fight. The celebration leaves the streets running with tomato juice and stained with seeds and pulp for days; it takes the power of a fire truck to hose it all down afterward.

As the story goes, La Tomatina started by accident: On a late August afternoon in 1945, a parade turned messy when an angry crowd began throwing tomatoes from a nearby vegetable stand.

The following year, some young people deliberately started a pre-planned quarrel, bringing their own tomatoes from home. Although the local forces broke it up, tomato-tossing became a yearly tradition. It turns out that the young ones had created annual entertainment for thousands.

Flinging tomatoes must be great fun; the practice has continued most years. There have been occasional “skips” along the way due to temporary bans.

Le Tomatina “burst“ into popularity in the early 1980s after a report ran on a popular Spanish news magazine show, “Informe Semanal.” (“Weekly Report”)

Today, there is a “cap“ on attendance; nevertheless a whopping 22,000 people are allowed to take part in the tomato fight.

The next celebration of La Tomatina is scheduled for August 25, 2021. Get in line early if you want to play.


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From Mr. Food


Our Simple Sausage and Stuffing Meatballs are the perfect side dish to any holiday meal! This is a hot and juicy meatball recipe you really can't miss. Zesty Italian sausage and breadcrumbs are the secret ingredients you'll need to make a statement at this year's festive dinner. One bite and everyone will want to know how you made this flavorful masterpiece.


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sausage, onion, garlic, bell pepper, bread crumbs, sage, salt and black pepper; mix well.  Form mixture into 12 balls and place on baking sheet.
  3.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center.  Serve immediately.


Today is a very special birthday... Jean Schumacher is celebrating. Jean is Tucker and Sami's other grandma! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN! xo

Historically this date....
1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.

1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York GiantsBobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.

1964 – First Buffalo Wings are made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.

1995 – O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

And births this date include...
1900 – Thomas Wolfe, American writer (d. 1938)



1925 – Gore Vidal, American author (d. 2012)


1935 – Charles Duke, American astronaut


1941 – Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter


1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues musician (d. 1990)


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Techies Day on October 3rd encourages students to consider a career in technology.  With so many opportunities in the growing technology field, students seeking a career in technology will find promising choices anywhere they look. 

In 2012, the Engine Advocacy commissioned a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California. According to the report, for every high-tech job, four more jobs are created. That’s a lot of economic boost created by one industry.

By 2030, the technology sector will continue to grow while other job sectors may decline. While the jobs future changes, one thing remains steady – technology. Healthcare technologies will continue growing by nearly 48 percent. While research ramps up, surgeons and medicine take advanced technologies to a whole new level. With it, they need software specialists trained to maintain the equipment and train the medical personnel.

Beyond medical technology, manufacturing advances technology every day. When considering the future of the automotive world alone, specialized technology keeps up the demand for qualified professionals.

Software development grows every day. However, if we examine technology’s impact on manufacturing, security, and global environmental solutions, we can’t expect to ignore our future needs. The students in the classroom will be the skilled, trained technology-savvy employees of tomorrow. We need them to be.

Take note that National Techies Day falls during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Techies ensure our devices are protected and secured. They develop the software and help us maintain our computers, smart devices and more. If you don’t protect your computers – find a techie today!



With a growing need for employees with advanced technical skills in America, and CNT Networks launched National Techies Day. In 1999, nearly 60% of new jobs were expected to require advanced technical skills that Americans didn’t have. The tech companies and the day encourage kids to embrace computer science and even the monikers sometimes attached to contemporary technology.  

Being a computer nerd or geek, like National Day Calendar’s own Guru of Geek, in the fast-growing world of technology opens doors to career opportunities.