Interstellar Adventures

April 16, 2007

Was it Saturday? Or no? Sunday? What day is it?

Filed under: Adventures,Elle & Zed,Family & Friends,Married Life,Mom Life,Mr. Wonderful,Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 11:23 am

We survived Friday night. Elle and I made it to the train station on time, met up with our traveling partners and made it to the AAC just in time. It was actually very scary. Once we turned from downtown, we could see the storm approaching fast. Deboarding the train, there was lightning all around. The security personnel at the AAC instructed is to not stop to scan tickets or go through security…JUST GET INSIDE. We later found out they evacuated over 3,000 people out of the Dallas Convention Center and down to the underground parking garage (just a mile away) when the tornado sirens went off. That must have been when they told us to get in our seats and not move. And when you’re in the 3rd tier nosebleeds, the thought of a tornado shearing the roof off just a few hundred feet from your head is not a pleasant scenario. I told Elle that if I pulled her down under me, not to freak out. And was trying my hardest not to panic myself.

Saturday, after cancelling soccer pictures because of extremely cold morning temps, and only 5 of 12 team members, we proceeded to a 2-1 victory over one of our more closely matched soccer rivals. The fields were muddy and slippery and are now completely torn up.

Then, with the kids off with their dad, Nick and I drove to Irving (~45 minutes) to Nick’s cousins house. For a late-Easter lunch. We arrived at the house, and didn’t notice any cars parked outside. I suddenly became very suspicious that something was amiss. After all, we were fashionably 20 minutes late already. Everyone else should be there. We circled the cul-de-sac and then came back. Ah, there was Auntie’s truck. And there was her husband, supervising Nick’s cousin cleaning the table and chairs. When I touched him on the shoulder, he turned around, looked at me, and asked “Why are you here? We’re not eating until tomorrow?” I turned around, and looked at Nick, giving him long look with eyebrow raised. “Um. Sorry?” was his response with shoulders shrugged. Last time he gets to contribute to the schedule without me confirming details. 😉 At least he was a day early and not a day late.

Saturday night we went over to a couple-friend’s house. A few other people were there and we had some rockin’ sangria and fajitas. I plan on getting the sangria recipe and sharing it at some point. It was delicious.

Sunday we trekked out to Irving again. This time people and food were there! Joy! We played Easter Bingo, and I won a kitchy lamb statuette and a pair of cat and dog bobble animals. They were cute. Nick had his low-rider toy car stolen (complete with the Low Rider tune and multi-cultural gangstas) at the last moment. He ended up with some Art Deco bunny that he later donated to one of his nieces as a self-defense object. Super exciting trips to Target and Kroger followed, and we closed out the weekend watching The Sopranos. So far this season, EVERYONE is pissing Tony off.

Oh, and my Kroger Fuel Center? It’ll be open next week. *Does happy dance* 10 cents off per gallon bay-bee!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

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5 Comments »

  1. Wow! My weekend wasn’t nearly that exciting (or scary!). I’m glad it worked out alright! The most exciting thing I can report is that my husband was well enough (after being sick) to stay up past 11 on Saturday. “Danger” and “excitement” are our middle names!

    Comment by Optimist Under Siege — April 16, 2007 @ 2:41 pm |Reply

  2. Tornados are fun. Don’t you guys have storm parties? Or is that just us?

    Comment by coyotemike — April 16, 2007 @ 10:31 pm |Reply

  3. We just had that storm pass through Sunday and yesterday. Thankfully we only had rain and wind. it was freaking cold, as it has been over the last several days. I’m over it.

    Comment by carnealian — April 17, 2007 @ 8:48 am |Reply

  4. WOW! that is scary! All this crazy weather makes you wonder what is going on.

    Still no power here…… 😦

    Comment by nancy — April 17, 2007 @ 9:18 am |Reply

  5. I’m laughing about you guys arriving a day early for lunch 🙂

    I think the highlight of my weekend was having the Reds game, Bulls game, and NASCAR race all on at the same time at one point early Sunday afternoon. Xanadu!

    Comment by Bone — April 17, 2007 @ 11:36 pm |Reply


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