Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for----


It's basketball weekend in Houston! We're hosting the Final Four.

Why, I wonder, do they call it March Madness when it's still happening in April? Where did the term "the big dance" come from? If anyone knows, please enlighten me. Why not "the big glide" or "the big dunk"?

Of the last four standing, Kentucky has won the most NCAA champioships. UConn has the most experienced coach and the most outstanding player. Butler made it down to the buzzer last year before losing to Duke. VCU had to win one extra game to get here. They were one of the "first four," teams that had to play in to the tournament.

As a fan of underdogs, I'd love to see either Butler or VCU win.

Can you tell I love basketball?


It's our state flower. It's beautiful. Nothing touches my heart more than a sea of blue in a field or along a highway. Ever since I was a child in Austin, I've gone out to see the bluebonnets; it's an April ritual.

Now living in Houston, we drive west toward Brenham, stop at the Blue Bell Creamery for ice cream Texas style, and watch for the best flowers, then whip out our cameras. I have more pictures of bluebonnets than I do of family members. And they are family in a way, part of my life ever since I cam remember, a symbol of spring.

What could be more Texan than a small shack located under a freeway that specializes in buffalo burgers? If you've never tried one, they're delicious, juicy and tender.
Bubba is a big, friendly guy who can be found behind the counter. I'm not sure how long he's been dishing out burgers, probably for years.

In honor of B, I'm wearing one of Bubba's t-shirts today. If you're ever in Houston, check out his place under the Westpark tollway.


Dafeenah said... [Reply to comment]

Well they are mad so that could be part of the reason for calling it March Madness when it's April. Basketball isn't my thing.

Why is it those little shacks always have the best burgers?

Margaret Hall said... [Reply to comment]

Hi, Thelma~!! I am not a basketball fan now, but when we lived in Ky. I certainly was~! Loved Coach Rupp!
I have been through Texas and loved the bluebonnets..Beautiful flowers, thanks for the picture of them~!
Not been to Bubba's but it sounds "yummy", thanks for the run down of his place, as it seems a favorite of yours...
Will see you for "C"...Happy blogging...

Debra Ann Elliott said... [Reply to comment]

Stopping by from SW. I am also doing the A-Z challenge. Love your blog and posts.
Writing with Debra

Debra Ann Elliott said... [Reply to comment]

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M Pax said... [Reply to comment]

I've seen such beautiful pictures of the bluebonnets.

I've been published for Buffalo burgers, but mine are based on the chicken wings from Buffalo and not made from Buffalo. :)

Bish Denham said... [Reply to comment]

Here in the hill country we are dry, dry, dry and the bluebonnets though blooming are not nearly so strong and BIG as they were last year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Suzi Banks Baum said... [Reply to comment]

Thelma, you are making me hungry! And I am on a Detox fast this burgers for me.
I just posted about B also. It got me going.
Hope you are well!
Love, Suzi

Anne K. Albert said... [Reply to comment]

Great post. Bubba's Burgers on now on my bucket list...did you notice those 3 b_b_b's?!

The Golden Eagle said... [Reply to comment]

Those are beautiful flowers! :) Great Challenge post.

Thanks for following and commenting on my blog.

thelmaz said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much, all of you. This challenge is such fun.

Paul Joseph said... [Reply to comment]

With KY sadly removed from the running, I'm hoping for Butler to take it all. It would be rather cool to see an unexpected underdog take the title. I am proud of my Cats, however. They did redeem a rather large deficit in the second half, and they had an incredible season. Assuming these freshman stay, they are going to have some good years ahead.

junebug said... [Reply to comment]

As a Kansan, I love basketball. I was devastated at KU's loss! However, as a Wichita State graduate I was elated my team won the NIT.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said... [Reply to comment]

Hope Butler does it tonight!


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