Wednesday, October 31, 2007


So...I'm being lazy and don't want to figure out how to link this video, but go to Google Video and type in Thriller and watch the classic music video of Michael Jackson and thriller. Growing up in my dance studio we would always dance to this song on Halloween and have a lot of fun. I've even learned the dance a couple of times. :-D So! much fun!!!

I love Halloween. It's a great time to dress up, eat chocolate, and have fun! This year I didn't really dress up as anything per se, but I kinda look like a character off the movie Hairspray. I'm wearing sweet sparkly tights, a skirt with a beaded necklace to match and a sweet auburn colored wig. I've always wanted red hair, and so this makes me excited. I've gotten some really funny reactions already today. My boss dressed up as a witch with a fake nose and wig and everything. It's awesome. I love my job.


Thursday, October 25, 2007


huh. For some reason I really feel the need to write something here, but I don't know what to write about. I could write about how I hate my economics class, but I love all my other classes. I guess I could also get on my soap box and complain about a few things to do with ballet, but it's really not that bad so I could just say that ballet is fantastic and talk about my awesome show that is coming up soon. I suppose I could always talk about my dating life...but I think I'll just let it slide today and just to keep you from wondering tell you that I'm dating someone absolutely fantastic. I could also always talk about work and how I love my job and I get to go and get free samples of new office supplies which I am rather excited about. Honestly though, other than that there isn't much to write about. School is good, Ballet is good, Life is good.....what more could a girl ask for??? So I'll just sit here, staring at my blank page before me and think of what to tell the world. I guess the only thing I have for you, dear Internet, is that Alishka is extremely content with life. I'm happy, and what more could I ask for? I submit that the answer is nothing. Have a great day y'all. ciao.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Today, I froze. Seriously. It wasn't that cold this morning when I left for rehearsal, it was slightly colder when I came home from rehearsal, and then it was time for the football game. CPM and I bundled ourselves up and headed over to the stadium to watch the cougars rock out agains Eastern Washington University. It was cold and was kind of drizzling, but nothing horrible, and I was hoping for nice weather. As the game went on the sun came out, and we even saw some blue skies for a little while. The sunshine felt good, but it was definitely still cold.
After half time the temperature started to drop considerably. At this point we were winning 21-7. It was already a great game. :) started to rain, the rain then turned into a frozen rain, and then it started snowing! The flakes were small, but it was snowing. Before I knew it, I was in the LaVell Edwards Stadium in the middle of a white-out snow storm.
It was pretty intense. CPM and I braved the cold snow until the very end of the game and witnessed the Cougars pouncing their opponent 42-7. It was fantastic. The snow stopped pretty quickly after the game ended and our walk back was uneventful.

It just started snowing again. I'm definitely not a fan of snow in October. Snow in December, yes...but October? Come on people!!!!! It needs to feel like fall! :P Oh well. I guess I'll survive.

Life is good. We're getting closer and closer to the show, I'm really excited about it. It's going to be fantastic. :)

I think that's all. Yep, that's all. Have a good weekend y'all. Ciao.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

*sigh of content*

What a weekend and it's not even over yet!!!

Yesterday was a great day. I was worried that rehearsal was going to feel like a million years, but it didn't. It actually went pretty quickly and was rather enjoyable. Minus the fact that my triceps are extremely sore. I do a lift in the piece we were learning, and we kept trying to get the lift right and that meant doing it a bazillion times, thus the sore arms. Oh well. I'll get over it.

I also was extremely productive yesterday. Many times when I tell myself I'm going to be productive, it only sometimes works, yesterday it worked!!! I got everything done that I thought I would and was still ready for my date on time. :D

I went to Final Cut last night. It was really good. I had never been before and I was impressed by the films that were presented. I also watched "Waking Ned Devine" last night. What a great movie! It had a lot of humor, a little bit of a love story, and gorgeous Scotland countryside. Ah, what a good movie, plus I had great company as well. :)

Now it is Sunday. I am going home for dinner this evening to celebrate me dad's birthday and that should be fun. :) So pretty much I am extremely content and happy for it. Have a great day y'all.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My new love

My roommate E* has introduced me to my new love: Nutella. Oh my goodness this stuff is A-MAZING!!!! Currently my favorite way to eat it is as a part of a Peanut Butter & Nutella sandwich. I eat it for breakfast and many times as my dessert in the early evenings. :-D My new love consists of chocolaty-haze-lnutty goodness. mm mm. It's fantastic. For more ideas of how me and my new love might get along in the near future see this.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


So my little sister sent me this...enjoy. I'm too tired, busy, and stressed to write anything of real value right now, someday I promise.

Two names you go by:
1. Alishka

2. Licii

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. a ribbon
2. clothes

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. dance
2. make others happy

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. a nap
2. my homework to magically be done

Two favorite pets you have had/have now
1. Bob the fish
Bob is the only pet I have personally owned.

Two people who will fill this out:
1. who knows…Marisa perhaps?
2. your mom…

Two things you did last night:
1. homework
2. a photo shoot

Two things you've eaten today:
1. breakfast: PB sandwich (hey, it sounded good okay?)
That’s all I have had.

Two people you last talked to:
1. CPM
2. LSM (a high school friend)

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. dancing
2. watching The Office

Two longest car rides:
1. to Prosser, WA
2. to California

Two favorite holidays:
1. Thanksgiving
2. Christmas

Two favorite vacations:
1. San Diego, CA for a roommate’s wedding
2. camping

Two dream vacations:
1. Hawaii
2. Europe

Two favorite beverages:
1. Raspberry Lemonade
2. Hot Chocolate (when it’s cold and snowing)

Monday, October 08, 2007

"I believe"

"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky, I think about it every night and day, Spread my wings and fly away"

I have been singing these three lines of this song for the past 2 weeks. Every time my mind is empty and I have nothing to do, say, or think about, I sing this song. I'm not even joking. I was in Wally World with my roommate Friday night, and all of a sudden as I was walking down the cereal aisle I burst out into song. A couple people turned around and looked at me, and my roommate thought I was crazy. But hey, that's who I am, and I'm not changing. ;)

In other news Sunday's sessions of Conference were amazing. All of the talks were amazing, but three that really stuck with me were President Eyring's, Sister Beck's, and Elder Oaks' talks. They were all amazing and I was greatly impressed with all of them and what they had to say.

School was good today. Nothing thrilling. I turned in my 4-page review of World of Dance. It wasn't the nicest review I have written. In fact, I was downright mean in some places, but it had to be said. In some ways I am glad that it was for my English class and not for a dance class b/c most of my dancing friends will never see it. :P

I really need to do some Econ reading, and study for my quiz on General Conference. Have a great Monday night y'all. :-D

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Conference Soul


I am currently extremely content. I have accomplished many things today. Today was the first two sessions of the 177th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Those first two sessions rocked! I made my traditional orange rolls for breakfast and commenced sitting on my couch typing like a mad woman taking notes for my Teachings of the Living Prophets class that is going to have a quiz on Conference. :S So far, I feel pretty good about it. Anyways.... Elder Henry B. Eyring is the new counselor in the First Presidency and Elder Quentin L. Cook is the new Apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Rock on!

I then made homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for lunch, and CPM (who has been sick, the poor kid!) came over, and I took good care of him so that he'll get better faster. Chicken Noodle Soup is the for sure cure all, after all. :) Then during the second of session of Conference I was especially touched. Elder Wirthlin was amazing. For being so old, and struggling with his health he gave a really touching talk, and then when his shaking was getting almost to be almost too much for him, Elder Nelson stood up and helped him. Pretty much the sweetest thing I had seen all day. Elder Hollands talk also rocked the block. It was about how the church is Christian and he spoke on how Heavenly Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are all separate beings, and how they have to be. It was an amazingly strong talk. I loved it.

The rest of my evening was spent relaxing, writing a 4-page review of World of Dance, and watching Second-hand Lions with my roommate, her brother, and CPM. It was an enjoyable evening. :-D

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

once upon a time

Alishka went to homecoming in high school. With a kid that we'll call superman. Now, superman was a great friend and they had a grand ol' time. Nothing happened from it.

Superman went on a mission. Alishka wrote superman like a good friend (she writes all her friends. ask the postman, he knows), but there was no promise of waiting or any of that jazz. In fact, Alishka only thought of superman as a good friend. Nothing more, nothing less.

Superman came home from his mission and was very insistent on seeing Alishka as soon as he could. They got together one afternoon and talked in the park for an hour. Alishka started school again and life started to get busy.

Alishka went on dates with other boys. She forgot about superman. Then one day superman called her. And asked to hang out with her. Alishka was a very busy person but told superman he could come and watch a TV show with her and her friends. superman came, but so did other friends and boys, Alishka couldn't just devote herself to superman, she had to be a good hostess!

The evening was a success and Alishka once again forgot about superman. She still liked other boys you see. Well. The next day superman called again. Alishka told him she was busy that weekend, as was the truth, and he said he'd call in a few days to set up something for the next week.

Alishka forgot about superman again. Her focus just wasn't on this super hero. He called. She explained her schedule for the next week, and he asked if he could take her to dinner the next night (aka tonight). Alishka said yes. After all, he's a great friend, it's a free meal, and they hadn't really been on a 'date' yet, so she should give him a chance right?

Unfortunately for superman, his story will probably end here. Alishka just isn't interested in such a super hero. She has her eyes set on other fish in the sea. Specifically ones that don't have to drive 1/2 an hour to see her, ones that are really attractive to her, and basically, ones that hold her attention. So off she goes to be a good friend and enjoy dinner and conversation with an old high school buddy, and hopefully without leading him on.
The End.

*okay so really, he is a nice kid. And I do like him as a friend, a brother even, but as a boyfriend? Right now, me thinks not. I just don't like him like that at all. I'm just not that into him (no matter how much my mother wants me to be) and would rather we just stay friends. I hope we have fun, like friends should, but without me leading him on. I hate breaking boys' hearts... sigh.

Monday, October 01, 2007

a great quote

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~Nelson Mandela

I really like this quote. A lot. I think it is amazing, and true to boot! :-D