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.


  1. “Babe and Bubba” – that’s cool! I want names like that for my wife and I

    Comment by creative-type dad (tony) — October 10, 2006 @ 10:10 am |Reply

  2. your daughter is so cute!!! you must be really proud of her!

    Comment by UziCue — October 10, 2006 @ 11:02 am |Reply

  3. I love Babe’s and Bubba’s! I like Snuffer’s the best though! I agree with uzicue…you’re daughter is adorable! If that is your son in those pics…he looks like a hoot!

    Yes, both my kids got no shortage of personality. I’m pretty proud of ’em. You know. Just a little. 

    The first time I walked into Bubba’s, it smelled just like my great-grandmother’s kitchen. I almost cried. I LOVE eating there.


    Comment by tony — October 10, 2006 @ 11:49 am |Reply

  4. Never heard of Bubba’s or Babe’s. Guess I wasn’t invited to the wedding.

    Way to go Elle, for that pole position!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — October 10, 2006 @ 1:03 pm |Reply

  5. Were those left over mashed potatoes on Nick’s plate? That is blasphemy I say!!! As long as they have lots of veggies, and smashed tatties, I’d love the place!!!

    Any naked moon dancing this weekend???

    Comment by carnealian — October 10, 2006 @ 1:25 pm |Reply

  6. I love the new look Miss Lass! I wonder if they have those run’s over here. Kendell would love something like that. but for him, it’s always a race. that’s why your little one beat the boys, they probably raced themselves out and she paced her way to the end..more proof why women rule this planet.

    Comment by KaraMia — October 10, 2006 @ 5:41 pm |Reply

  7. Hey girl

    Love the pics… Want the chicken! Grandpa looks very happy.

    Love your site too…. it’s gone all posh and brown and swirly…. LOVE it!


    Comment by Tori — October 10, 2006 @ 7:12 pm |Reply

  8. I definitely want to go to Babe’s for dinner. Yummy!

    You kids are adorable! Sounds like a great night.

    Bummer about the water in the shoes – that happens every time it rains out here.There are no decent gutter systems so the streets flood and it’s every man for himself when the skies open up.

    Comment by writerchick — October 10, 2006 @ 9:18 pm |Reply

  9. Thanks for posting on my
    im having problems with it now so i am using another one. Great pictures on this blog

    Comment by amy — October 11, 2006 @ 6:40 am |Reply

  10. Mmmmm, I need to find a Babe and Bubba’s here. good ol, stick to the ribs kinda food, yummm. (If only it didn’t stick to my hips!)

    and, GO Elle!! she looked so small up against those boys in the group photo. Congrats to her!

    Comment by Laura — October 11, 2006 @ 7:51 am |Reply

  11. Your daughter is a cutie pie. Love all the pictures.

    That fried chicken sounds YUUUMMMY!

    Comment by nancy — October 11, 2006 @ 8:45 am |Reply

  12. It sounds a lot like “Mecca” down at Harry Hines and Walnut Hill. You’ll love it. Happy Birthday PamPaw!

    Comment by Dorothy — October 11, 2006 @ 10:23 am |Reply

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