October 3rd is National Techies Day and National Boyfriend Day. What better excuse exists for a giant geek, like me, to show off the boyfriend on the interwebs than to have these two days combined into one? I can't think of any!

National Techies Day was launched in the late 1990's in an effort to encourage more students to embrace computer science due to the need for advanced technical skills expected to be required in the work force.

A deficit in the industry prompted the creation of National Techies Day and is mostly observed by schools which host job fairs catering to STEM careers. You can observe National Techies Day by searching or posting about it on social media using #NationalTechiesDay.

National Boyfriend Day seems to have an unknown source for its origin accoring to NationalDayCalendar.com.  I prefer to refer to the man I'm romantically involved with as my "Manfriend", which many of our listeners have already learned from tuning in regularly.

NationalDayCalendar.com suggests observing National Boyfriend Day by doing something nice for your boyfriend and give some ideas such as:

  • Let him know how important he is to you.
  • Consider taking him on a scavenger hunt.
  • Surprise him with a romantic getaway to a place he’s talked about.
  • Take him to a movie of his choosing.
  • Pick a sporting event to his favorite team.

Any relationship involves the need for maintenance, will present challenges and sometimes make a grown woman cry, but the powerful impact to a person that can come from being with the right partner will not be outweighed by any of the bumps in the road along the way.

If you have a special man in your life, let him know how much you care by doing something different that only you can do for him.