Sunday, November 30, 2008

Final Day

Today is the final day of NaBloPoMo. I can hardly believe that I've gone every day for a month. This is quite a feat for me. If I remember correctly, people say it takes 30 days to form a habit. So maybe this will be a new habit? Who knows....guess we'll see!  

I hope all y'all have a wonderful Sunday afternoon. I'm going to go decorate my apartment for Christmas. :-D

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Wow.  What an unbelievable night. My dreams came true, more than I ever thought was possible.

Suffice it to say, Quantum of Solace was amazing. Nevermind that I was on  the second row...but really, it was awesome. it was hard to follow at times, but overall I enjoyed the movie. 

My weekend is going fantastically. Things are good. Things have somewhat resolved themselves with SwingKid. in fact, we are back together. I feel good about this. What I love even more is that last night he told me that he loved me. Twice. That's probably the best thing in the world. The fact that I know that he loves me. Cause heaven knows that I love him more than anything.

So...I don't know where things are going to end up for the two of us, but I have good feelings about being with him again. Hopefully I don't eat my words. 

This comic came up in our conversation last night: 

Pretty awesome no? I love xkcd comics. So much fun, and now I must leave you. I have a paper to finish, rock climbing to attend to, and my hair to dye. ;) Love ya!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

1. My stomach is full, but content
2. PIE! is what I ate the most of on Thursday.
3. The yard thankfully has no snow on it yet.
4. Snuggled in my bed with  someone who loves me is where I'd rather be at any given time.
5. The smell of pine reminds me of Christmas.
6. Someone to hold me is what I need right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Quantum of Solace!, tomorrow my plans include dyeing my hair and swing dancing and Sunday, I want to see Bassbob!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I love Thanksgiving. Yummy food, football, family, and friends are a few of the things that make Thanksgiving festive. (that's a lot of alliteration...)

however, this year, due to the recent move of my family to Virginia, i am having Thanksgiving with family friends. My first non-family Thanksgiving! It's going to be an interesting experience...but I plan on enjoying it as much as possible. And now I want to share with all y'all 100 things I am thankful for, and I hope you take time today to ponder on all the things YOU are thankful for! Happy Turkey day!

  1. The Gospel
  2. The atonement
  3. Temples
  4. My family
  5. My friends
  6. My roommates
  7. Roommate A
  8. the EQP
  9. home teachers
  10. visiting teachers
  11. candles
  12. shampoo and conditioner
  13. lotion
  14. body spray
  15. my car
  16. flowers
  17. self-confidence
  18. a new hair cut
  19. dreams
  20. SwingKid
  21. CPM and Papa Funk
  22. all of my guy friends that go on dates with me
  23. swing dancing
  24. ballet
  25. being able to walk
  26. being able to DANCE!!
  27. Being able to teach
  28. my secretary job
  29. the opportunity to teach at BYU
  30. the opportunity to go to BYU
  31. the fact that I'm almost done at BYU
  32. my professors
  33. the dance department secretary
  34. my coworkers
  35. computers
  36. the internet
  37. Google Chat
  38. cell phones
  39. the fact that gas prices have gone down. A lot.
  40. my mp3 player
  41. music
  42. inspiration
  43. priesthood blessings
  44. super glue
  45. glitter
  46. rainbows
  47. rain
  48. sunshine
  49. shoes
  50. socks
  51. gloves
  52. scarves
  53. facebook (hey...i keep in touch with friends okay?)
  55. scissors
  56. paper
  57. fingers
  58. pictures
  59. Christmas decorations
  60. chips and dip
  61. pumpkin pie!
  62. ballet students
  63. numbers
  64. being able to communicate
  65. the scriptures
  66. the Ensign
  67. General Conference
  68. ex-boyfriends who have taught me much
  69. kisses
  70. HUGS!!
  71. movies
  72. being able to learn
  73. being able to teach
  74. being able to love
  75. knowledge
  76. grass
  77. trees
  78. marriage
  79. children
  80. light
  81. darkness
  82. opposition
  83. Chocolate!!
  84. Ice cream
  85. Caramel
  86. Jello
  87. Cranberry sauce
  88. emails
  89. people who are grateful
  90. missionaries
  91. missionary letters
  92. BYU football
  93. dance concerts
  94. my body
  95. eyes that work
  96. men that dress well
  97. bikes
  98. flip flops
  99. people who know everything and share such knowledge
  100. That today, I am ALIVE and WELL!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mission: Accomplish

This is my mission, and I've chosen to accept it. 

I will be using my entire Thanksgiving break to accomplish the following things:

  • write one 6-8 page research paper
  • create an 8-minute presentation on said research paper
  • choreograph 1/2 of my modern composition piece
  • create a 12-minute presentation for my Somatics class
  • choreograph 2 minutes of choreography for my ballet composition piecec
  • Finish Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Visit/hang out with SwingKid and see Quantum of Solace
  • create a study sheet for my D190 class' final exam
  • decorate my apartment for Christmas
  • Dye my hair
  • go to my old parent's house in payson, do my laundry
  • update my Modern journal
  • Hang out with Doctor Teeth
  • create lesson plans for my ballet classes
  • go to d.i.
  • go rock climbing?
  • Finish my Christmas shopping
  • don't die....
a pretty hefty list wouldn't you say? and i just added the fact i'm now going out on a date tomorrow night with BA from swing dancing. Hopefully I don't die...I'll keep you posted on how I finish out my goes!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

my song....

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fatherly Advice

I love Google chat. It's a life saver for more than one reason. One of those reasons is that it allows to me to talk to my father who is 2,000+ miles away. While it can be hard to get things across when chatting online, my dad and I do an okay job of communicating.

After everything that happened with SwingKid last night, I've been kind of lost and confused.

Well, lucky for me, my daddy was online and we were able to chat for a good hour or so about the situation, my thoughts, my plan of action and all of that good stuff.

He gave me a quote from Wayne Dyer: "All of these things are on their way, they will arrive on time, and they will arrive in ways and in quantities greater than I have ever imagined."

("things" refers to the desires of our hearts and are always mentioned in relationship with the statement "for the good of all concerned")

I believe that statement. I am acting on my faith that the Lord knows best. He's told me that I get to make my own decisions and that I won't be led away while making those decisions. I know that this is true. I know that everything with SwingKid will work out. I definitely feel that he and I are not "finished" yet and that he and I will probably have a conversation someday about "us" and what he's figured out since we've broken up. I can't get back together with him if he hasn't really resolved his issues that caused us to break up. the meantime, I'm going to enjoy life. I'm going to live like I've never lived before. I'm also going to enjoy my haircut tomorrow and look forward to dyeing my hair on Saturday. :-)


First off, I'm glad I have had much support in my playerness. Thank you. 

Second of all....SwingKid has been very jealous/missing me lately and it has been pretty obvious in his actions towards me. Last night I could tell that he was slightly jealous and missing me. Today he suggested that we go to a movie this week when we hang out (we decided to hang out this coming week sometime) and then later tonight he texted me and said he was in the area and he was going to stop by. I said sure. So...he came over.

He was SO touchy and acted like he wanted me. He flirted with me, stayed at the apartment while I went visiting teaching AND when I came back and he was on the couch and I sat on the floor, he played with my hair for like 45 minutes straight. What am I supposed to do about that??? Then we had a full on tickle war on the couch and when he left he gave me one of the most amazing hugs ever. 

Roommate M said she saw him staring at me at one point, Roommate R thought he was going to kiss me during our tickle war (as did I...) and I just don't know what's going on with him. I have a feeling we'll be having a 'conversation' at some point during our togetherness this week.

Sigh. I don't know what to do. I've been working on getting over him, but this weekend I have thought about him a lot and how I don't want to be with anyone else. Ever. He's the one I want. I choose him, but I'm not sure if he would choose me.  I still love him. I really truly do. Right now, I don't think I could love anyone else. Even Rescue Ranger. nice as he is, I don't think anything is going to happen with him and I don't feel about him they way I've felt about SwingKid. argh....I wish life were easy....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

so what...

well mr. anonymous....i know you must be rather disgusted by my playerness...but guess what? i don't care. yeah, i'm a player and i know it. i like to flirt. in fact, i flirt shamelessly ALL THE TIME. my husband had better be a good flirt or else we won't be getting married.  the thing is, sure, i'm a player when i'm not dating anyone, but once any hint of committment starts to settle in, i stop being a huge player and i only flirt hardcore with my significant other. so there.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Resuce Ranger, Mad Dog and the ice cream that wasn't bought...

okay. First of all. today ended up being interesting to say the least.

Let's start with the first few hours of my evening. It all began with Rescue Ranger picking me up a little after 7. We went to Kneader's and ate amazing soup and bread and stuff. We talked forever. It was pretty much awesome. However, he had me home by 9 pm (on a Friday night!) and almost made it to my doorstep, not quite...but he did give me a decent hug.

So...sitting in my apartment a little after 9 after recounting the story to roommates and such...I decided I would hit my swing friend Mad Dog's party for his birthday which is next week. It was a fun party that ended with us watching Flightplan.  Mad Dog very smoothly picked up on all of my ridiculous amounts of flirting (it was hard core y'all) and very deftly put his arm around me. Awesome cuddling ensued. It was exactly what I was looking for tonight. I've missed that. I had promised him, for his birthday present, a dance beyond his wildest dreams. So...after the movie we went back to his garage, put on some good dancing songs and danced. It was great. He kissed me on the cheek...and I was leaving myself open for him to kiss me, wondering if I really should since I knew it wouldn't mean anything, lending myself to a NCMO evening. Well, we talked about the possibility. However, when  I came out and said I wasn't a NCMO type of girl and that I want someone to kiss me who means it and he said that he didn't know me well enough to do that...we ended up not making out. Which was kind of sad. I kinda wish I had, but at the same's a very good thing I didn't do that. 

So...Rescue Ranger = awesome date. Would love to do it again. We'll see if he does anything.
Mad Dog = in Wyoming for the next week, probably won't see him until Swing Dancing the following week.
and the ice cream that wasn't bought...well...that's because I'm a good girl and didn't give into any NCMO. Although I really want to kiss someone...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Rescue Ranger update

Okay. So he called me. First of all...he has a sexy voice. He sounds so nice. I am really excited to meet him. Second of all, he's had a cold (the poor thing!) and so we're ditching the star party. I'm only slightly disappointed. See...I hate freezing to death and I was scared of that happening tonight. Therefore...the thought of not freezing to death while with a cute boy is a really nice one. He's taking me to Kneader's (oh yummy, yummy goodness!!) and from there the night is unplanned. However, I have hopes of doing something after dinner. I don't know what, but something would be awesome.

I'll be sure to update all y'all with the way things go tomorrow morning. I know you'll be waiting for it.

Finally it's Friday!!!

1. The last band I saw live was some brass band at OcTubaFest
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is yummy food and LEFTOVERS. (if you don't celebrate thanksgiving, insert your favorite holiday)
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is so much fun and will be done by December 1st! (i hope!).
4. Thoughts of chocolate, ice cream, and hot dates fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear a size 8 pant. That's my goal for Graduation.
6. Bagpipes are part of my heritage.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my date with Rescue Ranger, tomorrow my plans include the Holy War! aka...BYU vs U of U and Sunday, I want to to do something fun!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


First of all, I am impressed with the amount of comments and advice I got from all y'all concerning flu shots. You're awesome.

Second of all, i am getting really excited for my date with Rescue Ranger tomorrow night. in fact, I can hardly contain my excitement.

and Third of all....I decided to do this. Enjoy your Thursday!!

1. Started your own blog (who else would have started my blog?)
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (concert band in High School anyone??)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (but maybe for my Birthday???)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (I think I did once when I was younger. but maybe not?)
10. Sang a solo (but i might next semester?)
11. Bungee jumped (I wish)
12. Visited Paris (I wish)
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (who hasn't?)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (someday!)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (Is it bad that I really, really want to do this?)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I started learning Russian on my own once. I think I learned 3 things)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (yay for my health class and volunteering for a mock disaster. :o) )
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (that was some of the best kissing ever)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia (so close, yet so far)
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (i should do this though some day...)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
(i hate admitting to this...)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (but maybe at Christmas time?)
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job oh yes.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
(yup. yay for Miss Payson and being an honor student and so many other things...)
85. Read the entire Bible (Art thou crazy?)
86. Visited the White House (Maybe at Christmas?)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (cosmo!!!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Copied this from someone else's blog cuz you're original like that

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flu Shots

With the cold season upon us people are starting to get flu shots. Have you ever gotten a flu shot? Well...I haven't. I've considered. Many times in fact. However, I can never seem to justify it. I haven't had the flu in years (knock on wood) and the first time I was horribly sick since moving out of my parent's house was in January. It was awful, but I did have some awesome hallucinations. However, it wasn't the flu. So...should I get a flu shot this year? I'm thinking not...but who knows YOU might be the one to change my mind....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


There are SO many cool things you can do with Google Analytics on one's blog. Google Analytics is a cool feature where you can see statistics about your blog.

Well, one of the cool things you can view is how people found your blog through keywords on Google. I'm going to list 5 of them, in order of least to most funny. Here it goes:

5. "elephant sneeze" - okay...dude. elephant sneeze? really?

4. "flats with white socks" - he he he. I love that someone searched for this. I totally did a blog post on it awhile back. Love it.

3. "byu ballet" + blog - not necessarily funny, BUT really AWESOME!!!

2. "sheri dew roommate fiance" - bwa ha ha ha!!! Okay, I have no idea who searched for THAT and came across my blog, but that's just plain AWESOME!!!

and my favorite...

1. "babushka fart" - he he he. This is by far my favorite. I really don't think I ever mention farting on my blog, but maybe I should. Maybe it would bring more people in...

Okay, also...another AWESOME feature of Google Analytics is a map tracker of where people come from. I almost have had visitors from every one of the 50 states, I just need someone from North Dakota (but who lives there?), Arkansas and Mississippi! My favorite list to look at is those are my international visitors (how DO they find me?) so my favorite countries that people come from....

5. Austrailia
4. South Africa
3. Netherlands
2. Singapore
1. Cyprus

and many others!! YAY!! my favorite is the one that says "not set" wha??

Monday, November 17, 2008


remember this post and this one about me and music? well it really does help. a lot. this song is my song of the month: Today I Sing the Blues. Just read the lyrics, and then go listen to it here. It is awesome.

Without a word of warnin' blues

walked in this mornin'

and circled 'round my lonely room.

i didn't know why i had that sad

'n lonely feelin' until my baby called

and said we were through, hooo.

for yesterday this time

i sang a lovesong but today

... i'm singing the blues.


strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way

we were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah.

i'm alone again today

and it strikes me kinda funny

how fate can be unfair

that i come right on the losin' end

in every, every love affair!

yes it must be, it must be meant for me

that i should be the one,

be the one to always lose, hooo.

for yesterday!

yesterday this time i'd sing a love song whoaoohhh!

yeah, but right now - im singin the blues!

who-o-oh ye-he-heah! -- today i sing the blues


i have decided that i have to be in a certain mood in order to want to clean. i hate that. i need a clean room and kitchen in order to function, but so many times i don't want to clean. that sucks. ya know??

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Elite Hall Benefit Dance

Last night I had the opportunity to venture into the cold north parts of Utah to attend a benefit swing dance. Holy cow it was soooo much fun!!  I danced with a whole bunch of different leads. They were all good and I definitely felt like I learned alot. It was nice to dance with some people that weren't from BYU Swing Kids. I love the BYU leads though. I danced with a lot of them at the same time. 

Here's the funny thing...SwingKid went up as well, and we actually ended up in the same car. Picture this, one small little car with no leg room in the back. I volunteered to sacrifice myself and sit in the middle back seat with a guy on either side of me (I know, big sacrifice right?) well, on my left was B* and on my right was... SwingKid. It was entertaining. The ride up we just talked mostly, I did lean forward at one point and catch a wink of sleep and both guys took it up on themselves to scratch my back.  :o) The fun hit on the way home. We left the cold north parts of Utah at 1:00am with a two-hour drive ahead of us. SwingKid had told me I could lean on his shoulder if need be. Well over the course of the drive I ended up with my head in his lap and his head on my back. It was actually fairly comfortable. It wasn't weird either. I could have put my head on the other guy's shoulder, but he was keeping the driver awake, so it was all SwingKid. It was interesting. I still like the kid, I think he's amazing, but at the same time I don't think we'll end up back together any time soon. I do think he got jealous a couple of times which I thought was great. :-) 

And now I'm off to go to church with Papa Funk and CPM. Getting home at 3 in the morning is not helpful for 9 am church. he he he. Have a great Sunday y'all!! 

all about high school.

I can't believe i was in high school almost 5 years ago! Craziness.

1. DID YOU DATE SOMEONE FROM YOUR SCHOOL? nope. but i did date someone from another high school

2. WHAT KIND OF CAR DID YOU DRIVE? 1985 Nissan Maxima. Good ol' Chuggly

3. DID YOU PASS YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST YOUR FIRST TRY? Heck yes I did. Although, I think the instructor took pity on my parking skills...but I still passed!


5. WERE YOU CONSIDERED A FLIRT? yes. I was very much a flirt, and known for it. still am actually...

6. WERE YOU IN BAND, ORCHESTRA, OR CHOIR? I was in Band and then I quit because I didn't like the teacher and ballet was more important to me.

7. WERE YOU A NERD? Yes and no. Mostly yes.




11. WHO WERE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS? Mr. Allred and Mrs. Walters. Awesomeness.

12. WHERE DID YOU SIT FOR LUNCH? either in the courtyard (during the nice weather) and by the drama room at other times.


14. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S MASCOT AND COLORS? a Lion. our colors were green and white.

15. DID YOU GO TO HOMECOMING AND WITH WHO? Only my senior year. With an awesome boy: Superman

16. IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN WOULD YOU? Nah. as much fun as it was, I like life where it is now.

17. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT GRADUATION? i looked like a giant marshmallow. Also, it was long. I might have fallen asleep. I had a boyfriend. He wouldn't stop taking pictures. It was in the Marriott Center at BYU. :-) Also, the senior-all-nighter was AWESOME!!!

18. WHERE DID YOU GO SENIOR SKIP DAY? We had no such thing.

19. WERE YOU IN ANY CLUBS? French club once upon a time. That was all.

20. HAVE YOU GAINED SOME WEIGHT SINCE THEN? Definitely. I grew up since then.

21. WHO WAS YOUR PROM DATE? Sophomore year: my friend that is now gay. Senior year i went to 2 proms with the same person. he ended up being my boyfriend for a couple months.

22. ARE YOU PLANNING ON GOING TO YOUR 10 YEAR REUNION? perhaps. we shall see.

23. DID YOU HAVE A JOB IN HIGH SCHOOL? I taught ballet at a studio. Still do actually. ;)

Saturday, November 15, 2008


my dad sent me a link to this YouTube video. I thought it was hilarious and thought i would share it with all y'all. enjoy a little humor to your day. ;)


Allie tagged me, and since I like her and she's helped me through a lot of different things I'll humor her by doing this little assignment.

1. I love wearing sweat pants, but then who doesn't?

2. I have eaten pumpkin pie for breakfast recently. 

3. I get really excited about dates before they happen. It's rare for me to not be excited.

4. I love looking at engagment/wedding pictures on online galleries. :P

5. I like to sing, but won't admit it most of the time.

6. I want to see Wicked on Broadway

7. I love getting my picture taken!!

random people to tag: um...everyone! I don't care that I'm breaking the rules. I'm a rule breaker at heart.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I love Fridays

Fridays are super awesome. i love them. 

Here is this week's awesome Friday Fill-in!

1. Please feel free to leave comments. I love reading them! 
2. When I use nutmeg while cooking, I can't help sniffing it occasionally.
3. My favorite thing to cook is FOOD!!.
4. Kissing is something I can't get enough of. (even though I'm not getting anything right now)
5. That's the thing I love most about life. Good relationships with good romantic ideals.
6. Crazy, random happenstances always makes me think to myself, what the heck?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dancEnsemble with Papa Funk, tomorrow my plans include a service project and swing dancing i think? and Sunday, I want to get my visiting teaching done!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I loveth Thursdays. They make me super happy. It means the weeekend is practically here!!! Hurray!

Things I am thankful for today:

1. my mom. for everything she does.
2. my roommates.
3. Papa Funk for agreeing to go to a Modern dance concert with me
4. Something to look forward to already for NEXT weekend, thanks to my mom.
5. the stars
6. the Gospel
7. ballet
8. teaching
9. ice cream
10. showers. yay for showers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a fun little story

So. I have a story for all y'all.

So...almost two weeks ago on Halloween Eve, my family (that now lives in Virginia) was at the ward Halloween party. The very nice, young (single), Elder's Quorum President (who will hereto be known as Rescue Ranger) sat down next to my mother (who was high on sugar) and father and started up a nice conversation.

Well, come to find out, Rescue Ranger is from the northern Utah area. He works in VA where my family lives, but his family is here. He mentioned that he would be traveling to Utah in the coming weeks for the Thanksgiving holiday and my mom said that he should look me up. So he asks if I have a cell phone and if he could get my number. So my wonderful father gives him my number.

He then asks if they had a picture of me. Well, my parents don't just carry around pictures of their favorite, oldest daughter but they told him they would email him one. So they did, on November 2nd.

Well, yesterday, November 11, Rescue Ranger emailed my mom thanking her for the pictures and then emailed her again asking for my email address. He then sent me an email today and asked if we could get together sometime after he lands in Utah (which is Saturday). Imagine my surprise!!! Well, I emailed him back and thus begins my escapades with the Rescue Ranger. He's taking me to a star party on November 21st and we'll see what happens from there.

I'm actually kind of excited about this turn of events, and we'll see where it takes me. Not that I am looking for a new relationship immediately, I mean, I did just break up with SwingKid. BUT I am definitely open to meeting new people, going on dates, and seeing what is in store. :-) Oh the excitement that is my life!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Memes are great for NaBloPoMo

Thanks to FoxyJ for posting this different one.


What is your salad dressing of choice? Raspberry Viniagerette. Hands down.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? I love Chili's, Applebee's, Macaroni Grill, and Los Hermanos. It just depends on my mood.

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? um. pancakes. :)

What are your pizza toppings of choice? i love supreme! but i also love canadian bacon and pineapple

What do you like to put on your toast? nutella. jam. honey. depends on my mood.


What is your wallpaper on your computer? a path with trees lined on either side. the trees' leaves are turning orange and yellow and there are leaves all over the path. i love it.

How many televisions are in your house? one very old and pathetic tv.

What color cell phone do you have? black


Are you right-handed or left-handed? right.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? um. negatory. except for teeth.

What is the last heavy item you lifted? um. a person. :-)

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? nope. 


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? nah. i like surprizes.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? i get Emily all the time. all the time. so i guess emily?

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000? ha. no. i can't handle hot sauce.


How many pairs of flip flops do you own? three.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops? the only run-in i've had was when my friend got pulled over.

What do you want to be when you grow up? a choreographer, teacher, and mom.

Last person you talked to? my roommates.

Last person you hugged? Little Brother!


Season? Fall

Holiday? this year it's Christmas because I get to see my family. Who I haven't seen in 3 months. (by then it will have been 4!)

Day of the week? i love Thursdays and Fridays and Sundays. in that order.

Month? March


Missing someone? MY FAMILY!!! and SwingKid.

Mood? tired, excited, and nervous.

Listening to? Le Corsaire music and my roommates talking/flirting in the living room.

Watching? YouTube for my class tomorrow.

Worrying about? my senior project.


First place you went this morning? school. 

What can you not wait to do? go home for Christmas (I'm seriously missing my family)

What's the last movie you saw? I watched Joseph: King of Dreams on Sunday. :)

Do you smile often? yes ma'am!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I just realized I should have taken pictures. Multiple ones. but guess who didn't think about pictures? That would be me. oops.

In any case, pie was AWESOME. Lots of friends (such as CPM and Papa Funk and Bassbob) came. Also, SwingKid was going to come (he texted me first sunday. odd? i submit it was) but he got a migraine and didn't attend. oh well. life is interesting.

in other news, work is CRAZY busy. so i'm back to being a busy beaver.


Sunday, November 09, 2008


I love Sundays. today we are having a pie party. i am making pie. While we speak there are two pumpkin pies in the oven. I already cooked an apple. I already had issues with the pumpkin. We are praying they taste good because of said issues. needless to say, as much as i love cooking, i'm ready to be done with the kitchen for a few days. Too bad i still have to make my really yummy dinner.....

in other news i have posted every day so far, and i feel great about it!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Reasons my Mom Rocks

My mom is AWESOME. She sent me a package today. It had all the right things in it!

  1. a cute new t-shirt
  2. a brown sweater that is GORGEOUS
  3. earrings to match my new t-shirt
  4. a cute card with a Cold Stone gift card
  5. a Gift card for Payless (NEW SHOES!!!!)
  6. a cute little moose with magnet hands and feet
  7. a book of pictures of Virginia
  8. Christmas pins with cute sayings on them (like,  come let us adore ME!)
  9. and a cute quote.
My mom rocks my world. This week has been pretty awful. My mom made it so much better today. I'm excited to go to Payless and get shoes and to Coldstone and get ice cream. :) YAY!!!

Friday, November 07, 2008


i told you i get bored with my background easily. well...i've changed it again. :-) I rather like it. it will probably stay this way until december. :) yay for photoshop!

Alishka Babushka and her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night

here are the 5 reasons for my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night:
  1. senior project proposal: REJECTED for more reasons then I want to go in to detail right now. It was awful. I was upset. Crying in my car driving to Lindon when...
  2. my car had a flat tire. I drive to a gas station to fill it with air....and then i realize i probably shouldn't have tried to drive 3 blocks on a flat tire...i destroyed the tire by pulling the valve away from the tire itself which meant that
  3. i had to change my tire. which i don't even know HOW to do. and...i don't have a jack. so i call people
  4. two boys from my ward come to rescue me with a symphony chocolate bar. (they are awesome) and it's now 7:05 and I had to be at the studio that was 20 minutes away in 10 minutes.
  5. so...i was 15 minutes late to teaching.
pretty much, the worst night ever. BUT the Lord does bring sunshine into my life still through inspiration during a blessing for a new senior project and he sent many people my way that had NO idea what I was going through but felt prompted to come visit me. It turned out to be pretty incredible, but it didn't start that way.


Friday Fill-ins!

1. My blueprint for success includes faith, hope, and prayer.
2. Chocolate candy corn was the last candy I ate. But I'm about to eat my chocolate symphony bar!
3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is Mary Kay something or other.
4. Crying, chocolate and ice cream can be good therapy.
5. I'd like to tell you about my family.
6. Optimism is my strongest characteristic.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Ballet Showcase with my date!, tomorrow my plans include BYU football, studying for a midterm, and the jumping gym and Sunday, I want to make a pie!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today is a very thankful thursday!

1. I am thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves me

2. I am thankful for my super duper amazing roommates who have been with me every step of this hard, hard road.

3. I am thankful for a wonderful Bishop who gives amazing advice. My favorite bit that he gave me on Monday was this: "We can almost never see the promised land from where we are standing. We must first cross the desert."

4. I am thankful for the feelings of closure that happened last night. It was weird that they came so quickly, but I feel SO good about how things have ended between SwingKid and me. (or is it I? I can never remember?)

5. I am thankful for my parents who love me. Yay!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Remember, Remember

the 5th of November. :o) Guy Fawkes Day. Pretty Awesome. I celebrated by going to Velour. How did you celebrate?


i love blogging friends! one of my blogging friends, yellow m&m is doing a giveaway because she is awesome AND because she hit 100 posts! YAY! such a momentous occasion. so...go check her out and enter her sweet (literally) giveaway.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Loving Chilly

Chilly tagged me and since I love her and she talks to me about hard things, I'll fill this sucker out. :o)

1. Where is your cell phone? Currently it is in my cell phone case on my bag.
2. Where is your significant other? I don't know. I let my most current one go, sad day.
3. Your hair color? Brownish. However, I might dye it. Suggestions?
4. Your mother? in Virginia
5. Your father? also in Virginia, probably at work at JMU
6. Your favorite thing? dancing
7. Your dream last night? i don't remember much. just that when i woke up i thought it was Thursday.
8. Your dream/goal? to be famous choreographer that get paids lots of money.
9. The room you're in? My office
10. Your hobby? swing dancing, flirting, reading.
11. Your fear? spiders, getting deathly sick, never getting married.
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? uh...married. with a child. or two. or something like that.
13. Where were you last night? first the studio, second my apartment doing homework.
14. What you're not? Tall (me too chilly. me too.)
15. One of your wish-list items? a crock-pot and tickets to Wicked
16. Where you grew up? Utah
17. The last thing you did? Changed dates and times on a bazillion fliers. By hand.
18. What are you wearing? brown slacks, long sleeve button up shirt.
19. Your TV? extremely old.
20. Your pet? bob the fish is old.
21. Your computer? works. thank heavens.
22. Your mood? pretty happy, but COLD.
23. Missing someone? Heck yes.
24. Your car? also old, but precious.
25. Something you're not wearing? lip gloss
26. Favorite store? for what? I love shopping. :o)
27. Your summer? one of the best ever.
28. Love someone? oh yes. heck yes.
29. Your favorite color? Purple and aqua/teal
30. When is the last time you laughed? this morning.
31. Last time you cried? yesterday talking to my mom.

i don't feel like tagging anyone, but if you want to play feel free!

the song of my life this week:

I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don’t bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out
I’m not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again I pretend I’m ok
But that’s not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was tryin’ to do

It’s hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
But I’m doin’ It
It’s hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I’m alone
Still Harder
Getting up, getting dressed, livin’ with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken

What hurts the most
Is being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do

What hurts the most
Is being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do

Not seeing that loving you
That’s what I was trying to do

Rascal Flatts' version is my favorite although the CASCADA one is good too

Monday, November 03, 2008


Last night I did the hardest thing ever. I broke things off with SwingKid. We have been on a "break" for the past week and a half and it has not been a cake walk. I couldn't handle it anymore. Add to that the feelings of needing to let him go all the way so he can find himself and the answers he's looking for led me to my decision.

I'm going to miss. Heck, I HAVE been missing him for the past 10 days, but I know that I can work through this.

My scripture for the month is Philippians 4:13. It's a great scripture and gives me much strength. SwingKid and I plan on staying friends and who knows maybe someday he'll come to his senses and we'll try again or maybe I'll meet someone new. In any case, I'm just going to work on having fun by myself and with my girlfriends and life will take care of itself.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Daylight Savings Ends

I love the end of Daylight Savings...and extra hour of sleep? Bring it on! I feel so refreshed this morning. Sometimes I wish Daylight Savings happend more often...but alas it does not.

In other news I look HOT today. I'm wearing my two power colors: black and green. Add to that my awesome 3" boots and a good hair day and life is great. :-) 

Enjoy your Sabbath y'all!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

All Saint's Day

I spent the day in three different temples: 

Salt Lake City

Jordan River



It was a fantastic day. Although the answers I got while in these temples wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I'll listen. This means hard things are coming. I'm not a fan of hard things, but hard things must be done.

Also, I'm shooting to try and do this: NaBloPoMo so please support me?

Also!!! Gretchen sent me to this page on how to improve some traffic to blogs and I am SO in. So there you go. Fun things for you. Hopefully it off-sets the hard things for me....