Once upon a time, musta been 'round October, few years back ........... I used to frequent a restaurant named the Old Kemah Inn when I was fishing Bluefin tuna full time back in the late 80's I would always order the same appetizer, THE Texas BBQ Shrimp, it was spiced just right and the shrimp were cooked perfectly served over a bed of jasmine rice, I once told them to double it and make a dinner of it. Another captain I was hanging with at the time called it the Secret Texas Babalu shrimp. My drink of choice then (as is now) is a Captain Morgan and Coke. He would call those the babaluies and that is how my nickname stuck with me. All these years later I still have friends from that era that never use my actual name but refer to me as babalu The 87 is my street number that I started using after finding out a few other people use babalu (I love Lucy fans? ) for their screenames.