Tuesday, March 31, 2009

just a little bit longer...

1 week until Sister B comes to visit

2 weeks until the last day of class

3 weeks until my parents come out

3 weeks + a couple of days until graduation


p.s. i designed a new look for graduation purposes. :) yay for graduating! go class of 2009!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!

My mom is the best mom in the world. She seriously rocks my world. She always knows what to say and what to give me when the world is gray AND she sets me up on dates. What a silly mom! Today is her birthday and in honor of my mom - I give you the Mom Meme!!

1. What is something your mom always says to you?
Entertain me!

2. What makes your mom happy?
flowers, gardening, a clean kitchen

3. What makes your mom sad?

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
oh gosh. well...there's been a few times that she's made me laugh by making fun of people (like my siblings...or boys that i bring over)

5. What was your mom like as a child?
well. she was an only child. so... she was lonely. and she made up people to take the blame around the house.

6. How old is your mom?
well, today is her birthday and she is....48.

7. How tall is your mom?
I think around 5'6" or so. Not much taller than me.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Garden. Make fun of me.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Well. I'm not around about 340 days of the year now that she's moved to Virginia. So...she lives. :o)

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Her sweet jewelery OR llamas. Don't ask me how, but something to do with llamas.

11. What is your mom really good at?
creating jewelry. calming my worried soul. making me laugh.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
algebra and any other harder math.

13. What does your mom do for a job?
she's a mom AND she owns a jewelry business.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
hmmm. once upon a time it was shrimp? maybe? i have no idea.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
how she does everything and makes it look good. she's the best mom ever.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
um....an opossum. :o)

17. What do you and your mom do together?
go shopping! eat! cook! play! talk on the phone (a LOT!)

18. How are you and your mom the same?
people tell us we look a like. we are both YELLOW! we both love the sun and we LOVE to play!!

19. How are you and your mom different?
well...i get a lot of smarts from my dad (like math smarts) and she can sew like there's no tomorrow. also, we like slightly different things in boys, clothes, and music...but that's normal i think.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
she shows me all the time. she lets me call her 5,000x a day.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
wherever there is sunshine and warmth. :o)

Final March Friday

Friday madness. There is much about this friday....I hope you enjoy all my posts. :o)

1. "In a hole in the ground there lived a rabbit."

2. "I aint the prettiest girl 'round, but that ain't no matter."

3. "After dark the rain began to fall again, them toads just hopped down the road, not a care in the world."

4. "Then I picked him up from the hold of the Spanish galleon."

5. "There was a hand in the darkness, and she screamed bloody murder."

6. "Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, sleeping dolts."

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a dollar movie with SwingKid, tomorrow my plans include many different things and Sunday, I want to take a nap!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

not cool...

okay. this is not cool at all. blah. i'm not excited for the next week:

why is it going to be SO COLD?? and where is SPRING?

still waiting...

yes. i'm still waiting. there has been NO phone call and it's driving me nuts.

in other news, my horoscope was RIGHT ON today:

Your energy may be a bit scattered (why yes it has!), Alishka Babushka, and although your days are jam-packed with activities and events, you still go to sleep every night feeling like you didn't get anything done. (dude! did you like read my mind last night as I went to bed? this is EXACTLY how I felt! I did 5,000 things and yet when I went to bed felt incomplete...wow) It is time to prioritize. Examine all the things that you do for others versus all of the things you do for yourself. You may be surprised at the imbalance that you have created in your world. (i think there is always imbalance in my life. i should fix that) Use this day to do things for yourself instead of serving the whim of others. (ha! yeah right. there's no time for "me" today....sigh.)

So yeah...way to be horoscope. way to figure my life out for me. sigh. Why won't this guy just CALL ME already???

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the waiting game

today is going to be a long day. at least, until i find out about the job it's going to be a long day.

other things to get done today:

  • laundry -- all clothes + bedding
  • dollar store shopping trip -- pick up decorations for r.s. birthday party for tomorrow
  • bank -- quarters in order to DO laundry
  • write a paper about sr. project
  • readings for dance history
  • pick up room
  • make awesome food
  • grocery store -- maybe
sigh. i'll keep you posted on the whole job thing. :P

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


so. with the green light from my trainer to dance without tape, i took a beginning ballet class last night. well, while doing an EXTREMELY simple step, my knee popped (like it's been doing for the past few days) and then it swelled up. 

I went to the trainer this morning and my knee had an inch of swelling (yes, i was a good girl and iced it last night, i promise) and so he put me in this really cool contraption called the Game Ready that sent ice to wrap around my leg  and put compression on it. it was nifty. 

Hopefully it gets back to normal quickly. here's hoping.

Monday, March 23, 2009

the interview

was short and sweet. i don't know if that's a good sign or not.

i liked the guy.

it would be a good job. i would love it.

i think.

i'll hear back by Wednesday. or so I'm told. :o)

stay tuned.

stupid or in love?

I'll let you decide after you hear this story.

SwingKid emailed me early Saturday afternoon to tell me that 1)he lost his phone, thus why he hadn't texted me back or anything and 2)his car was unlocked, but parked outside my complex and would i mind going and locking it?

So, I did what any good girlfriend would do and i went out to his car to lock it, but before i did, i took a quick scan of his car and found his phone on the passenger seat. I took it so that no one would try to steal it from his car (it's a REALLY nice phone), locked the car and went back to my apartment. I sent him an email back informing him of my discovery but knowing he probably wouldn't check his email until he got back i sent a text to a mutual friend to tell SwingKid of said discovery.

I knew SwingKid would be home sometime last night. I just didn't know when. He had told me they were hoping to leave like 10-11am ishj from Sacramento which meant that 10 hours later he would be home. Well, at midnight he still wasn't home and I knew that he would need/want his phone back and I really wanted to see him (I'm selfish like that).  so I put a sticky note on his car telling him that I had his phone (in case he still didn't know that) and that I was sleeping on the couch and he could knock and i would wake up. 

3:45 this morning there was a knock at the door. I rolled off the couch, looked through the peep hole and with sleepy eyes smiled as i opened the door and pulled SwingKid into my arms. I was one happy (yet very sleepy) Alishka Babushka.  I gave SwingKid his phone, told him the happy news (which i realize you don't know yet, so here goes) that I have a job interview today and a different work schedule, so I'll see him when I'm done? He smiled at me, gave me a kiss told me to get more sleep and said he'd wait for my call. How i love that man. I grabbed my pillow and blanket from the living room, sleep walked my way into my room and fell asleep. 

So that's where I am this morning. Slightly sleepy from a strange night's sleep and yet so happy because I saw my boy. Even when it's just for a moment it makes me so happy. I know that I'll be fine today because I saw him. :-) Have a great Monday y'all!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009


1. Why do we have to pluck our eyebrows? Seriously, it's sooo annoying.

2. journal writing and scripture reading are now habits.

3. I have a secret.

4. I had never heard the phrase "just do it" and it help me through something.

5. I'm going to play the way I always do.

6. How was I to know that graduation was going to be so scary?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to missing SwingKid and seeing Bride Wars with roommate R, tomorrow my plans include missing SwingKid and painting a room and Sunday, I want to see SwingKid! (SwingKid is going to Sacramento for the weekend to go dance. I SO wish I could be there. :P )

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hump Day

Wednesdays are hump days. I have a love/hate relationship with Wednesdays.

Things I hate:

  • they are my LONGEST day of the week with job 1/school/job 1/job 2/job 3
  • SwingKid works a double shift. I only sometimes see him
  • it's the middle. you're the furthest from the last weekend...but not quite to the current weekend.
Things I love:

  • it's the day before Thursday and I LOVE Thursdays
  • I usually get a lot done on Wednesdays
  • I can catch up on all my tv shows
  • i can hang out with Roommate R and not feel bad for neglecting SwingKid.

And now...in honor of my love/hate relationship with Wednesdays - I present the "X" marks the things I have done during my lifetime thingy:

(O) Been to Canada
(O) Been to Mexico
(O) Been to Florida
(O) Been to Hawaii
(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
(O) Watched someone die
(X) Been on a plane
(O) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(O) Been an extra in a film (I was so close once, but then i had to do a school project instead)
(O) Been to a TV show taping
(X) Visited Washington, DC
(O) Traveled by San Francisco trolley
(O) Traveled to Europe
(O) Traveled to Asia
(X) Went to the top of the World Trade Center (when I was a baby. I'm SO counting it.)
(O) Been to Notre Dame (Cathedral)
(O) Been to Jamaica
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(O) Skipped a final exam
(X) Sang Karaoke
(O) Watched the birth of a child
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
(O) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch (but i drove past it!)
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(O) Made prank phone calls
(O) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain (only like EVERY time it rains)
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(O) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies in 2009
(O) Been deep sea fishing
(X) Driven across the United States
(O) Been in a hot air balloon
(O) Been sky diving
(O) Gone snowmobiling
(O) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(O) Seen the Old Faithful Geyser
(O) Seen the Statue of Liberty
(O) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(O) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train (totally counting the trains at the zoo and Lagoon. :o))
(X) Traveled by motorcycle (around the block totally counts)
(O) Been horse back riding
(O) Been to Disneyland, Disney World, and Japan's Disneyland (i wish)
(X) Been pulled over by a police officer (But I wasn't driving and it wasn't my car)
(O) Gotten a ticket
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
(O) Been in a rain forest
(O) Seen whales in the ocean
(X) Been to Niagara Falls (again...I was a baby)
(O) Ridden on an elephant
(O) Swam with dolphins
(O) Been to the Olympics
(O) Sat on a jury
(X) Learned to juggle (Thanks Mr. Brown!)
(O) Walked on the Great Wall of China
(O) Saw a glacier
(O) Been spinnaker flying
(O) Been water-skiing
(O) Been snow-skiing
(O) Been to Westminster Abbey
(O) Been to the Louvre
(O) Swam in the Mediterranean
(O) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(O) Been to a National Football League game
(O) Been to a Professional Soccer game

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

going, going.....


I love when I randomly end up wearing the same color shirt as one of my coworkers on any given day.

Today is the ultimate "same color shirt" day.

It's St. Patrick's Day.

I'm wearing green.....are you??

Monday, March 16, 2009

it's over....

So, my life went on stage this weekend. well...practically my life. My senior project was performed this weekend in Ballet Showcase's show. My girls did a fabulous job and I was so proud of them. The piece ended beautifully and I was truly pleased with it.

There were 3 awesome things that happened in conjunction with my senior project.

1. SW one of my former instructors and directors of Ballet Showcase complimented me on a piece well done. She told me it touched her and she was impressed with how I had grown in my choreographic skill. This was HUGE because SW practically never compliments people. So I was rather happy about that.

2. SR another former instructor, former director of Ballet Showcase and current director of Theater Ballet was sitting right in front of me during the show Saturday night. Well the instant the curtain went down and the lights came up for intermission (my piece was directly prior to intermission) SR turned to me and praised me on a job well done. She too, was impressed by my growth from last year. She loved the piece and thought it beautiful.

3. Finally! My Aunt F and cousins C and DJ were able to come down (with the cousins' significant others. :o) ) to see the show. I hadn't seen them in a VERY long time, and it was so nice of them to come and see my piece! My aunt and I had a great time sitting next to each other during the show and during intermission we were able to discuss my process of creating "Arms of Safety."

After the show on Saturday night my family, SwingKid, and roommates all went to my apartment for Caramel Pecan Cheesecake. It was so good and a ton of fun to catch up with the fam. After they left SwingKid and I stayed up watching Big Bang Theory and talking. It was a fabulous weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2009

FRIDAY the 13th!!

Let's all pray that this friday the 13th goes better than my last friday the 13th....

1. When I look to the left, I see my coworker's desk.

2. there is no room that has the best view in my home.

3. Let it work it's magic!

4. ringtones done dirt cheap! aka FREE!! (phonezoo.com)

5. Keeping our neighborhoods safe is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any chocolate feel free to share with me :-).

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting my haircut and my senior project being premiered! , tomorrow my plans include teaching ballet and my senior project being performed (friends and family are coming!) and Sunday, I want to relax, and read a good book!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time Flies!!!

Time has been quickly, silently flying by for me in my little world. Let me see if I can catch you up on my life for the past week or so.

Birthday Recap

This day was AWESOME! It was my birthday and I had a splendid time. My ballet girls decorated the studio, kidnapped me, and surprised me with breakfast. :-) It was so much fun! After ballet, I went to campus to set my spacing for senior project. (more on that later) Then it was home to shower and get all cute for the rest of my day! Roommates LZ, R, and J along with Roommate J' BF, SwingKid and I all went up to play mini-golf. It was a BLAST! Then SwingKid and I went to Tucanos for dinner. Oh my gosh. I LOVE this restaurant. It is so good. After filling ourselves with an assortment of meats (my favorite still being the garlic sirloin. i need a recipe for this) we walked around the mall to settle our stomachs. Then it was back to my apartment for some fabulous cake made my Roommate R herself

Senior Project Recap
At the beginning of this week, I thought that life was going to be INSANELY busy with rehearsals every night until all hours and I had a few concerns about my project. However, up to this point I haven't been on campus later than 8:30pm, my piece looks fabulous and I'm not stressed AT ALL. My piece gives me chills everytime I see it. It's exactly how I first pictured it way back in November when everything fell apart. Now, every time I see it, the chills run up and down my spine and my eyes tear up. It's going to be fabulous.

If you want to come, order tickets here. It's going to be grand, the rest of the show is beautiful and I encourage you to get out of the house and become cultured!!!! :-)

Love y'all!!!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

on the day that you were born...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME!!!! :-) So far it's been a great day and it looks like the day will continue to be great. Life is awesome!!!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Birthday Weekend Friday Fill-in

first off...I found my purse. It was at the studio. Thank goodness!

1.Picking up a student for ballet class was my last random act of kindness.

2. Another place another time.

3. Who knows what goes on in matters of the heart.

4. Coffee, tea or tobacco are against my value system: the Word of Wisdom.

5. Sometimes friends take separate paths.

6. Our snowy weather reminds me that there is still 3 weeks of Winter.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to just chilling, tomorrow my plans include MY BIRTHDAY!!! (mini-golf, Tuchano's with SwingKid and cake and ice cream at 9p (my apt. you're invited) and Sunday, I want to get some stuff done for my calling!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Freakin' out just a little bit

i've misplaced my purse

it's driving me nuts that i can't find it.

how hard is it to find a smallish black purse? i mean really....

i did this once before. same purse. canceled all my cards - and then found it an hour and a half later. biggest pain of my life. i'm waiting until i check my apartment one more time AND after i check the studio that i was at last night.

i hate losing things. makes my mind go all crazy, my heart stop beating, and the tears flow. here's hoping i find it shortly.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Squeaky Shoes

I bought a pair of Airwalk shoes a while back. They kind of look like the above picture, but are a slightly different color.

Well today, these awesome shoes of mine started squeaking with every. single. step i took. How crazy is that? It actually has been bothering me just a little bit. I mean, who WANTS squeaky shoes? Because then people hear you when you're coming, and who wants that? I like to be sneaky...not squeaky.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

lions and lambs

have you ever heard the phrase "in like a lion out like a lamb?" or vice versa? well today came in like a lamb. at least i think so.

today was a beautiful day. full of sunshine and warmer weather. granted, it was only in the 50s, but that was enough for me.

i finished season 1 of Veronica Mars today. I have the best boyfriend ever. Luckily for me, Roommate R's cousin has the 2nd and 3rd season. We have started season 2. I really like the show and i'm sad it didn't go on longer than it did.

i have plans for my birthday this coming weekend. unfortunately Disneyland isn't a part of those plans, but fun times with roommates and SwingKid, yummy food, and awesome cake will be and I'm okay with that. hope you all had a grand weekend! :o) here's to a great Monday!!