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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Ike Saben ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mike Hannan/Jennifer Murphy/Bill & Jeannie Patterson ~ Seahorses ~ Cheeseburger Ramen Casserole ~ Gabe & Ann Ramirez ~ Mike Cipolla ~ Daylight Savings Time Ends

Good 30º clear sky morning. Yesterday we topped at 77º. 

A dear friend, Ike Saben (LASD ret), passed away Thursday, 10-31, after suffering a brain injury from a fall. Ike had worked at Lakewood Station and then was an Investigator at Homicide. At our Laughlin reunions he was our main photographer for a number of years.  RIP Ike, you will be so missed. Love and hugs.


Picture of the Day

Yesterday I met up with Mike Hannan and Jennifer Murphy and Jeannie and Bill Patterson at Taqueria la Guacamaya for lunch.....

We were finally celebrating Mike's birthday, that was in May. At the time of his birthday he was still recovering from the 5 shots he took from that carjacking murdering adam henry! 

Bill, Mike, and Jennifer....

 Jeannie and I....
We had a great lunch and fun time. 

Interesting about Seahorses....

Seahorses are marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. In Ancient Greek “hippos” means "horse", and “kampos” means "sea monster". Seahorses live in temperate and tropical waters all around the world. They prefer areas where they can find cover from predators.

Seahorses swim very poorly, rapidly fluttering a dorsal fin and using pectoral fins (located behind their eyes) to steer. The slowest swimming fish in the world is the dwarf seahorse who swims at a rate of five feet an hour. Because they are slow swimmers and easy targets for predators, they often hang on to sea grasses with their tail to stay hidden.
Seahorses suck up food with their snouts. Their eyes are like those of a chameleon due to the fact that they move independently of each other.

Seahorses don’t have teeth or a stomach. Due to a fast digestion process, they are almost constantly eating. Most of their lives are spent eating or sleeping.

From Mr. Food....

Here's a tasty way to transform those packages of budget-friendly ramen noodles into an extraordinary family favorite dish. Our Cheeseburger Ramen Casserole is the perfect weeknight dinner dish for everyone!


  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 (3-ounce) packages beef-flavored ramen noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, saute beef and onion for 6-8 minutes, or until browned. Stir in water and seasoning packets from noodle packages, and bring to a boil.
  3. Add noodles and cook for 3 minutes, or until soft and water is almost gone. Remove from heat and stir in ketchup, mustard, and relish.
  4. Pour into baking dish, sprinkle with cheese, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until warmed through.

Special anniversary today, Gabe & Ann Ramirez (both LASD ret.), are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! xo

Today is also a special birthday, email pal Mike Cipolla is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE! (with his bride Nan!)

Historically this date........
1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1913 – The United States introduces an income tax.

And births this date include...
1921 – Charles Bronson, American actor (d. 2003)

1933 – Ken Berry, American actor

1952 – Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian
She is now an "organic macadamia nut farmer" in Hawaii. More like an "organic nut" herself!

1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress

1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor

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

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November at 2:00 AM.
The practice of Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time advances clocks during summer months. It causes us to lose an hour for one day. However, the practice allows people to get up earlier in the morning and experience more daylight in the evening. Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring. Then, they change them back again in the autumn.
The system has received both advocacy and criticism. Setting clocks forward benefits retail business, sports, and other activities exploiting sunlight after working hours. However, the practice causes problems for evening entertainment and other activities tied to the sun or darkness. For example, farming and fireworks shows are both affected.
Although some early proponents of DST aimed to reduce evening use of incandescent lighting (formerly a primary use of electricity, modern heating and cooling), usage patterns differ greatly. Additionally, research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.
Problems sometimes caused by DST clock shifts include:
  • they complicate timekeeping
  • can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, record keeping, medical devices, heavy equipment,
  • it especially impacts sleep patterns
Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone. Programming is particularly problematic when various jurisdictions change the dates and timings of DST changes.


The New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895. Germany and Austria-Hungary organized the first implementation, starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.