Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

I hope y'all enjoy your Halloween Friday!

1. My favorite food seasoning is Rosemary. Hands down
2. laughter is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is not me.
4. My life is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people don't understand.
6. Glitter for my halloween costume was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a bazooka making/shooting party, tomorrow my plans include 3 temples and my best friend and Sunday, I want to find peace again!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Pretty much life sucks right now. I have some quotes that I have decided to make my motto for the next week or so. Read what you want into it, but I'm not spilling the story here. You're going to have to find a more creative way to figure things out.

Quote #1 (quite possibly my favorite): 

"I'm not supposed to love you, I'm not supposed to care, I'm not supposed to live my life wishing you were there. I'm not supposed to wonder where you are or what you do...I'm sorry I can't help myself, I'm in love with you." - Anonymous

Quote #2: 

"Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over." - Anonymous

Quote #3:

"Yes I love him. I love him more than anything else in this world and there is nothing that I would like better than to hold on to him forever. But I know it's not for the best. So no matter how much my heart is going to break, I've got to let him go so he can know just how much I love him. Maybe if i'm lucky, he'll come back, but if not, I can make it thorugh this." - Anonymous

Quote #4: 

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.  You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumbe one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way int your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." - Neil Gaiman

Quote #5: 

"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. " - Gandhi

and last but not least,

Quote #6:

"The most important thing is God's blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourslef, you have nothing to worry about." - Mohamed Al-Fayed

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I need to make a bazooka. The plan is to make said bazooka on Friday. If you have suggestions on how to do so please let me know. YouTube is currently my best friend on the subject, however I value my blogging friends' opinion. 

The person who comes up with the best idea will receive one invitation to my bazooka party. can all come. 


2000 hours. 

My place. 

Be there, be square, and be ready to make a bazooka. 

Thank you.

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Better Now"

So ... I am avoiding all homework. I shouldn't I need to be in bed in less than an hour and I have a butt-load of things to get done. So once this is done, then I'm off to bed. :-) I'd love to see all y'all do this...but only if you want to! (or are avoiding something! ;) )

1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, MP3 Player, or whatever on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write down the name of the song no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.

If someone says, “Is this okay?” You say?
"Lady Marmalade"
(Moulin Rouge)

How would you describe yourself?
"So Real"
(Mandy Moore)

What do you like in a guy/girl?
(Gnarls Barkley)

How do you feel today?
"You Need A Man Around Here" (gah. How ironic)
(Brad Paisley)

What is your life’s purpose?
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (bwa ha ha!)
(Cyndi Lauper)

What is your motto?
"Me and My Gang"
(Rascal Flatts)

What do your friends think of you?
"Sunshine" (this is actually quite perfect)

(Kenny Rogers)

What do you think of your parents?
Every Little Kiss
(Sara Evans)

What do you think about very often?
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
(Herman’s Hermits)

What is 2 + 2?
We’ve Got Nothing But Love to Prove
(Faith Hill)

What do you think of your best friend?
(Sara Lov)

What do you think of the person you like?
I Loved Her First (gosh dang it…)

What is your life story?
All These Lives

What do you want to be when you grow up?
February Song
(Josh Groban)

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Pocketful of Sunshine (oh true!)

(Natasha Bedingfield)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
You’re Beautiful (ah…I love this song!)
(James Blunt)

What will they play at your funeral?
The Great Escape

(Boys Like Girls)

What is your hobby/interest?
Let ‘Er Rip
(Dixie Chicks)

What is your biggest fear?
Take A Bow

What is your biggest secret?
I’m Yours (ha! Not so secret anymore…)

(Jason Mraz)

What do you think of your friends?
You Won’t Find This
(Carrie Underwood)

What will you post this as?
Better Now
(Rascal Flatts)


Sunday, October 26, 2008


First off, I want to apologize to all of you who entered my blog giveaway and then waited all day Friday to hear the results! Thursday was sort of rough for me, and then this weekend was insanely busy. HOWEVER! I have tallied the comments, read the blogs shouting out my giveaway and read the awesomeness all y'all left for me! You guys are awesome!

And now....drum roll please as I press "get numbers" on and the winner is

You are now the winner of my favorite children's book growing up: Guess How Much I Love You and a plate of your choice of either snickerdoodles or chocolate chip cookies.

Please email me your address and choice of cookies and I'll try to get that to you soon! (It may take a little bit of time. Midterms are hitting me this week. :o) )

I still love all the rest of you who left me comments and love and I hope you still stick around for another 500 posts and please keep commenting. LOVES!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Last Chance

Today is your last chance to enter my sweet give away. All entries (including blog posts etc) are to be in by 11:59pm MST tonight. I am still brainstorming what book I will be giving away, but know that it will be a fun one!

I am so happy that today is Thursday. It's been a long week, especially since I woke up Tuesday morning thinking it was Wednesday, but the weekend is practically here and boy, do I have fun things planned! Have a great Thursday y'all, and don't forget to enter to win!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Monday!

I love Mondays. I know I say that like, every Monday, but it's SO true! Today we have a wonderful Favorite Monday subject...and it is that of favorite Halloween candy.

mmm... yum. I love Halloween candy.

Like Chilly, I love the Indian corn, candy corn stuff. But I prefer the pumpkins from that type of mix. :-) YUMMY! I have already had so much of that stuff....but I still love it.

ALSO! don't forget my 500th post giveaway, the odds are pretty good for the few who have entered. ;) It ends on Thursday!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I win, You win!!

One random day a week or so ago, I stumbled upon Book Critiques by Sally. At the time she was having a fantastic give away in which I could win one of two books. Since I love to read so much, I decided to try and win one of the books because I want something fun to read. Well, lo and behold...I WON!!! I was SUPER shocked! I have never won anything from a blog in my life and it was pretty fanastic. 

Well guess what y'all?? Because this just happens to be my 500th post! AND because I won a book from Sally...I have decided to give away some awesomeness.  To celebrate my 500th post I will be giving away one of my favorite children's book (I'm still debating on which book it will be. I have so many favorites!) and a bag of cookies (your choice of my amazing chocolate chip or snickerdoodle cookies!)

The rules are simple:

1. post a comment telling my your favorite book for one entry in the drawing.
2. tell the blogging world about my give away for another entry! (make sure to leave an extra comment telling me you have blogged about my give away!)
3. commenting and/or blogging about my amazingness will also get you an entry. 

The last moment in which you can comment to me is Thursday, October 23rd at 11:59pm.  I will draw the winner Friday morning and then the winner will have 3 days to get back to me with their address or I will pick a new winner.  Good Luck, and get commenting! Last, but not least, I hope you enjoy your Friday with a little Friday-Fillin-ness. ;) Have a great weekend y'all!!!

1. Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, he knows the way! (I couldn't help myself. The song just came into my head. ;) ) 
2. Contact solution is something I always take with me on vacation.
3. To achieve your goals, you must follow your dreams.
4. The fact that I get to graduate in April is something I'd like you to know about me.
5. I have an amazing boyfriend.
6. Rootbeer floats. My midnight snack last night. Yummy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being with my boyfriend, tomorrow my plans include dinner with friends from High School and Sunday, I want to go for a walk in the sunshine!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

So many of you have commented on my Vain post about wanting to see pictures from my photo shoot. Let me just start with saying that they are HOT. Now, we all know that I like to keep my identity a secret. ;) So trying to find a picture from my photo shoot that doesn't give me away has been hard.  However, I think I have found a couple pictures that cater to keeping my identity secret and will satisfy all y'all's need to see my beautifulness (because let's be honest, I love showing myself off.)

So here you go! pictures of me...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Marvelistic Monday!!

I have always loved Mondays. Today is no different!! Tib has picked a perfect Favorite Monday topic, and I just couldn't pass it up! The topic today: Favorite Halloween Costume.

Man oh man. I love Halloween costumes. I have a great one picked out for this year (but I'm not telling you until Halloween. It's a surprise!!!) and I have had some great ones in years past.  I think my favorite was my Junior year of High School when I went as a.......Pink Flamingo!!! I thought I had a picture on my computer, but alas, I do not. So you're just going to have to imagine my awesome sparkly pink skirt and sweet flamingo beak I made from a sock and toilet paper tube. It was awesome. So that was one of my about you? what's your favorite Halloween Costume???

Friday, October 10, 2008


Confession time. Sometimes, I am a little vain. Today is one of those days. I look freaking good today. I'm wearing a really cute "cider" down east long-sleeved, laced tee plus my gorgeous brown slacks and cute scarf. Also, I did my hair today and full make-up. It's all for the photo shoot I'm doing for my friend today. I'm excited to see how all the pictures turn out, because I feel gorgeous so I think it's not too much to ask for gorgeous photos. he he he. here's hoping!

Something about Fridays...

Today is a wonderful Friday. No 9am class. I'm skipping my 12pm class. I'm working a little extra today... AND I get to be part of a photo shoot for my friend. WAHOO!!! goes!

1. One of the best concerts/plays/movies I ever saw that I really didn't think I'd like was I Am Legend. I really did enjoy that movie. I didn't think I would, but I did
2. Chile's Fajita Pita is a recipe I recently made (or meal I recently ordered) that was delicious!
3. It's time for me to get in the shower and get ready for the day.
4. The crisp fall air is quite refreshing.
5. If I never hear the word "X" again, it'll be too soon.
6. To one side of the curving road was a a pumpkin farm, and on the other was a marvelous corn maze filled with children.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a photo shoot for a friend, tomorrow my plans include watching the BYU vs New Mexico game and many other happenings and Sunday, I want to not freeze after a weekend full of cold weather!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


I have a thing for purses. I really, really like them. I have many purses; however, a girl can never have too many...

So go here to try your hand at winning a Free Handbag! YAY!!!


I accidentally slept in this morning. As in, I slept through my first class. Oh well. I did make it to my 9 am class, although I almost decided to not go to that class, but I'm happy to report I did go. Yay me.

In other composer is doing amazing things and we have 3.5 minutes worth of music. I am super stoked about this.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Why am I not in bed yet? It's Midnight. I just finished my cleaning check. I have a page left to write on a paper that isn't making sense to me. I have to be up in 6.5 hours. I think I might shower now so as to enjoy just a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning....

I also have a ton of reading to accomplish for class tomorrow. Bah. That might not happen. I might just read about it afterwards.  

On the upside, my apartment is ridiculously clean right now. Hopefully we can keep it like this for a long time. That would rock my world. I think this warrants ice cream...too bad I don't want to wash dishes, so I'm not going to dirty any, so I'm just going to go and finish my paper and take a wonderful shower. (that's quite the sentence, and I don't care)

Here's hoping you're getting more sleep than me!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

an ammendment to amazing:

i thought things were going to get harder tonight, but to my surprise they got easier. yay me. i am very happy right now. happier than i've been in a long time. sigh. life is good. life is very good.


I have been fully edified this weekend. Even with other thoughts running through my head and having to deal with lots and lots of emotions, I have found this conference to be one of the best for me. Ever. 

I loved what President Monson had to say about change today and I loved Elder Nelson's talk on marriage. I also completely loved President Uchtdorf's talk about hope. This one is the talk that I was needing the most yesterday. What a beautiful message.

To be honest the entire 4 sessions of conference I watched was wonderful. I feel so uplifted right now and I know that, come what may, it will be what the Lord has in store for me. So, while today has been hard and it might get harder I know that Heavenly Father loves me, He has a plan for me, and that I won't have to go through this alone. Not at all. :) I hope you enjoyed your conference experience!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

I cannot wait!!

I am so excited for General Conference this weekend. It is going to rock my socks off. I hope it rocks yours!!! It should be a fabulous 4 sessions full of good guidance and counsel. 

On another note...I changed the theme of my blog for the season! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. ;)


Friday, October 03, 2008

I always do what I'm told...

actually, Gretchen asked very nicely that I do this little meme...I love memes and thought I would oblige her with 18 wonderful answers. ;) All for you m'dear...

1. What are your nicknames?
I don't have very many....but they include Alishka, Allie, Licii, and Arope.

2. What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?
It's a performance VHS of one of my shows with Academy of Ballet.

3. What is your favorite scent?
sigh. I love smells. This is hard! My favorite to wear is Black Amethyst. My favorite to smell is rain and Christmas trees.

4. What one place have you visited that you can't forget and want to go back to?
San Diego, CA. Although this could change when I go home for Christmas.

5. Do you trust easily?
Yes, I do.

6. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
Uh....It's pretty simultaneous for me honestly.

7. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
Apathy, no sleep, and my family living in another state.

8. Do you have a good body image?
Yes I do!!

9. What is your favorite fruit?
ah fruit. I love fruit. I love peaches, strawberries, raspberries, and kiwi. OH! and mango.

10. What websites do you visit daily?
Way too many. Facebook, Gmail, KSL, and my Google Reader to name a few...

11. What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
Salsa con Queso, french fries, and ice cream.

12. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
She is a fun person who loves The Office, good books, and funny things. She always makes me laugh in her posts and enjoys beautiful scenery.

13. What's the last song that got stuck in your head?
um....I don't remember. I haven't really had one stuck in my head recently.

14. What's your favorite item of clothing?
My little black dress with heels. :-)

15. Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
oh yes. They are very yummy.

16. What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
I would turn it into a lost and found. However, if I found it in the middle of the forest with no one around, I would use it for something fun and festive. Maybe for a night out with my man...

17. What items could you not go without during the day?
My cell phone, chapstick, lotion, and watch.

18. What should you be doing right now?
Hanging up pictures in the display case, finishing the department phone book, or finding that computer that needs the tag on it. Things I wish I could do right now: SLEEP.

now as far as tagging others goes...I tag anyone who hasn't been tagged by me before and feels like filling this thing out! Let me know if you do it! ;)


1. October is one of my favorite months.
2. Spiders scare me!
3. Leaves are falling all around, it's definitely windy outside.
4. My favorite horror movie is nonexistant because i don't think i've seen enough horror movies to have a "favorite." I only watch them if a boy holds me during it.
5. Last night = good memories.
6. It was a dark and stormy night one crisp, Hallow's Eve. The witches were out witchin' the ghosts a howlin' and the cute little kids were trick or treating!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to something fun and relaxing with SwingKid, tomorrow my plans include General Conference and Sunday, I want to go to church in my pj's! (aka General Confernece)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


how do you help someone who feels apathetic towards many things?

how do you help them get out of that "rut?" 

what do you tell them when they tell you that they feel apathetic, but at the same time they love being with you and don't want to let you go?

how do you help them when they say there is nothing you can do for them, but you know deep down there's got to be something?