Monday OT: April 6 is Fresh Tomato Day

April 6 is day 97 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Sweetmorn, Discord 23, 3186 YOLD (Discordian)
And let us not forget 13.0.7.7.3 by the Mayan Long Count

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UH, In Early April, huh? Heh

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On this day in history:

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1453 – Mehmed II began his siege of Constantinople
1652 – Jan van Riebeeck established a resupply camp that eventually became Cape Town at the Cape of Good Hope.
1712 – The New York Slave Revolt of 1712 began
1793 – The Committee of Public Safety became the executive organ of the republic during the French Revolution.
1812 – Wellington's forces assaulted the fortress of Badajoz.
1861 – Arthur Sullivan's first success, a suite of incidental music for The Tempest, debuted
1869 – Celluloid was patented.
1895 – Oscar Wilde was arrested in the Cadogan Hotel in London for gross indecency.
1896 – The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens
1909 – Robert Peary and Matthew Henson became the first people to reach the North Pole, perhaps
1917 – The US declared war on Germany
1929 – Huey P. Long, Governor of Louisiana, was unsuccessfully impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives oil interests
1965 – Early Bird, the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit, was launched.
1974 – ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo".
2008 – The 2008 Egyptian general strike started
2017 – The U.S. attacked Syria with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles 

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Born this day in:

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1483 – Raphael, painter and architect
1671 – Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, poet and playwright
1826 – Gustave Moreau, painter and academic
1892 – Lowell Thomas, journalist and author
1920 – Edmond H. Fischer, biochemist and academic
1926 – Randy Weston, jazz pianist and composer
1927 – Gerry Mulligan, saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer
1928 – James Watson, biologist, geneticist, and zoologist, 
1929 – André Previn, pianist, composer, and conductor
1931 – Ram Dass, author and educator
1937 – Merle Haggard, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1937 – Billy Dee Williams, actor, singer, and writer
1941 – Gheorghe Zamfir, flute player and composer
1949 – Horst Ludwig Störmer, physicist and academic,
1953 – Christopher Franke, drummer and songwriter
1960 – Warren Haynes, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1960 – John Pizzarelli, singer, songwriter, and guitarist

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Died this day in:

1520 – Raphael, painter and architect
1528 – Albrecht Dürer, painter, engraver, and mathematician
1829 – Niels Henrik Abel, mathematician and theorist
1935 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, poet and playwright
1961 – Jules Bordet, microbiologist and immunologist, 
1963 – Otto Struve, astronomer and academic
1971 – Igor Stravinsky, pianist, composer, and conductor
1992 – Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer
1998 – Tammy Wynette, singer and songwriter
1999 – Red Norvo, vibraphone player and composer
2003 – Anita Borg, computer scientist and educator; founded Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology 
2003 – Babatunde Olatunji, drummer, educator, and activist, the man who brought Yoruba drums to the west
2010 – Wilma Mankiller, tribal leader
2015 – Ray Charles, singer, songwriter, pianist, and conductor
2016 – Merle Haggard, singer, songwriter, and guitarist

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
National Student Athlete Day
New Beer's Eve (United States)
Tartan Day (United States & Canada)
Fresh Tomato Day

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink

ABBA

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Billy Dee Williams

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Gheorghe Zamfir

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Christopher Franke

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Warren Haynes

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John Pizzarelli

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Igor Stravinsky

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Tammy Wynette

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Red Norvo

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Babatunde Olatunji

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Babatunde Olatunji & Friends* (*Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Mickey Hart, Hamza el-Din, Bobby Vega & others)
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Image is Fresh Tomatoes

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It's an open thread, so do your thing

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Cross posted from http://caucus99percent.com

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I hope everyone is well.
I will have my first trial by phone this morning. I will not be able to see facial expressions, notice body language. I will not know if the judge is listening intently, or looking at a document. Should be a record setting cluster.
My tour bus drove past the girl from Ipanema's apartment, so we goofy tourists waved to her, just in case she was looking out her window, then we spontaneously broke out singing, if you can call that shrieking noise "singing".
Memories, we haz 'em, spurred on by a song.

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@on the cusp
doesn't turn out to be too trying. (Sorry about that.)

Be well and have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris I do not believe you are sorry at all about that! Lol!

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He could pick some too.

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@Azazello
it morphed into country pop. Merle was one of the real ones.Did you notice how his birth day and date of death coincided except as to year?

be well and have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris
The folkies all thought it was Dylan because Dylan aped Woody's style in his early years.
But, unlike Dylan, Merle was an Okie immigrant to California, just like Woody.

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There is nothing I love more than a fresh tomato from the garden. We should have some this year, yippee!

My late husband loved Merle Haggard.

Enjoy your Monday, everyone! Pleasantry

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@Raggedy Ann
from your garden this year. Hope that we do too (from ours, of course).

be well and have a good one.

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for anyone interested.
from wiki...
Jitsi is a collection of free and open-source multiplatform voice (VoIP), videoconferencing and instant messaging applications for the web platform, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android.[5][6][7] The Jitsi project began with the Jitsi Desktop (previously known as SIP Communicator). With the growth of WebRTC, the project team focus shifted to the Jitsi Video Bridge for allowing web-based multi-party video calling. Later the team added Jitsi Meet, a full video conferencing application that includes a web, Android, and iOS clients. Jitsi also operates meet.jit.si, a version of Jitsi Meet hosted by Jitsi for free community use.
https://jitsi.org/

Evidently there are privacy issues with Zoom.

Have a good one all!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout Just not this court on this day.
We are in recess for an hour or so. I expect the judge to visit with the 3 kids, hopefully make a ruling without continuing this extremely awkward trial.
Unless my clients have internet, a computer, all zoom will do for me is put some client in my office at the precise time I do not want anyone from the public inside my building.
There are just no good solutions.

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@Lookout
I ws going to mention to you the other day and then forgot about. If you can use an alternative, you should.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris about the privacy failures of zoom.
Unfortunately, that is the order of the Texas Supreme Court.
If you wish to call them dumbasses, I will not object. It is a violation of my Code of Professional Responsibilities to do so.
Just sayin'...

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@on the cusp ilk:

"Oh Roy Oh Roy is you da law?"

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@lotlizard

He eventually got better educated and outgrew that shit, and we can't really judge his ouvre by that. I'm assuming you mean this song:

aptly answered by Kinky

be well and have a good one

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Been raining here in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains since yesterday with four more days forecasted. Woke up to the sound of pounding rain and wondered where the phrase, "It's raining cats and dogs" came from? Metaphorically, it makes no sense. But it's something I always say anyway.

Hope everyone is safe and well.

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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@Anja Geitz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raining_cats_and_dogs

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@Anja Geitz
cleared up up here. Nobody knows the origin of "raining cats and dogs". There are other, even crazier locutions, but we can probably pass on all of them for now. Look on the bright side, you should get some flour in May thanks to this. Then you can make hand pies to eat out in the yard while watching the world drift by and sipping a nice pinot.

Remember to de-stress early and often and get plenty of rest.

be well and have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris

While watching the world go by sounds nice. I count my blessings everyday that I have a garden with lots of trees where I can escape to. Even in the rain, it's still tranquil and beautiful.

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@Anja Geitz

coveed part even in the rain, but we don't often get those warm SoCal rains, it's cold outside right now and not raining, raining would be cold+ wet and probably windy too.

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@enhydra lutris

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@Anja Geitz
sell that idea to my wife. Sure beats snacking.

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et al

It has stopped raining. Atmospheric river. We got a LOT of rain. My garden likes it. Potatoes just transplanted loved it. No tomatoes planted yet. Best get on it. My bread came out and flour is coming with intacart today. And CA is definitely flattening the curve. Newsom is getting some Stanford antibody tests approved soon. Double-edged sword. Great if you test positive and you get to go back to work but if you do not then you are on continued lockdown. Problematic.

Making masks today. Here's the link to the one I finally chose:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vIyLMgUhg&feature=youtu.be

Planning on using coffee filters as the filter. Also have hepa vacuum bags that I could try. I am wondering about using felted wool as a filter. Need to do more research on that.

Take good care and have a good one.

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@magiamma
and sent some off for distribution already, her latest ones will go to Kaiser, I think, which sent out the design and instructions.

We picked up some more whole wheat flour Friday, but still none of our preferred bread flour. WE always keep a back up or two around, so we're ok for a little while. We have two loaves rising right now, should be ready for stretch, fold, form and transfer to proofing basket for a further 2 hr rise at about 5 pm, so finally done about 7:45 or so.

good luck with all your projects.

be well and have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris
The one I am using is from a Dr. Jennifer Tessmer-Tuck, MD and VP of Medical Affairs at North Memorial Health Hospital in MN. And she is a quilter.

These are being sent to her hospital for the staff to use. Are washable and have a pocket for a filter.

Please send me the link for the Kaiser one. Want to check it out.

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@magiamma

now.

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@magiamma

a different pattern. Some of the one's my wife is making are sort of a combination, to make sure that there is a pocket for those wanting a pocket.

https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/content/dam/internet/kp/comms/import/...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UejCpjfbn8&feature=emb_rel_end

have a good one.

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