Interstellar Adventures

October 10, 2006

Catching Up

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Family & Friends,Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 9:30 am

I’m a little behind, so I need to catch up on odds and ends.

Last Tuesday was my grandfather’s 75th birthday. We took him to a place called Babe’s. If you have any regard for your waistline or your coronary artery health, this is not the restaurant for you. Fortunately, I walk on the wild side. We found out Babe’s is actually associated, through marriage, to Bubba’s Fried Chicken. Babe and Bubba are husband and wife. Bubba’s is across from SMU, and there are a couple of locations for Babe’s. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, salad and biscuits. MMMMMMM. It was so.damn.good. The highlight? Watching my grandfather wear a chicken hat and flap his arms while they sang Happy Birthday to him. I’m evil. I know. I’ve accepted it and I’ve moved on. He was  a good sport, and it made the kids giggle, so that right there was worth it for him. And for some reason, in the pictures, they’re all doing Nick’s ‘Cool DJ pointing thing’. I don’t know why.

Saturday Elle had her Marathon Kids kick-off event. The kids ran a lap and a half around the track to start off their 26.2 mile trek over the next few months. We were the last group to run our lap, and Elle had decided she needed to be at the front of the herd so that she could run and people wouldn’t be in her way. In the pictures, you can see her at the front, saving her spot. She had to jockey for position with the boys around her, but kept herself at the head of the group. A few kids passed her, but I’m certain she was in the top 25 kids to finish. And she finished in front of all those boys standing around her. That’s my girl! Heck yeah! She also got autographs from J.J. Johnson, 2003 World Outdoor gold-medalist in the 4X100m relay.  Here’s the slideshow.

It was a full-moon weekend too. We just kind of relaxed and didn’t do much. I’m one skein short of finishing my friend’s baby gift. Elle and I got our nails done Sunday. It was fun to spend some girl-time together. It’s raining today. As soon as I parked and got out of my car, water poured into my shoes. It was raining hard. I think I should have stayed in bed. Actually, what I should have done was go watch Dean Karnazes run the White Rock course. An opportunity missed. I really have to not miss these things. Once-in-a-lifetime.

Also, ESPN2 is airing Primal Quest Utah. I watched last night. There’s four more installments. Check it out. It’s awesome.

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