Friday, April 30, 2010

hating mother nature

it is currently snowing. i hate the snow. i don't want to see it until dec 24th. i am freezing at work, my toes are wet and my "nose is froze."  (name the movie!)

although the weather outside was frightful, i still managed to get myself out of bed, into some clothes and at the  gym to take Yoga. It was a great class and I am definitely feeling the workout in my body, but I am awake, and that is good.

in other news, you need to read Tib's post on THIS list. I am dying inside right now. HA HA HA.

two years ago 
three years ago (3 posts!!)
1. I was hoping for some sunshine this weekend. Weather: FAIL.
2. Once I went to they gym and I left my book on the treadmill. It was there when I went back 10 min later though.
3. Why is it snowing before the first day of May???
4. Mexico - where the sun is- was in my thoughts today.
5. One of my father's favorite sayings was "ask your mother" actually, i don't think that was his favorite saying, but I can't think of a favorite one right yeah.
6. FREEZING fingers--I know that feeling!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to something festive fun that keeps me warm, tomorrow my plans include teaching lots of dances and cleaning and Sunday, I want to teach a good sunday school lesson!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a healthy lifestyle

I have been trying to eat right, exercise right, and just be healthy overall for the past several months. I have been doing an okay job with exercising, but the eating bit goes back and forth depending on my mood. My roommate and I were talking last night, and we've become gym buddies and we've decided on a plan to help us get fit and look awesome this summer. Basically, we want to be hot. and healthy. but mostly hot. ;)

You might be wondering why I am telling you this. Well, because not only am I going to answer to my roommate, but I want to answer here as well. So I will be posting my successes and failures each week to keep me accountable.

The plan is to take a class at the gym Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursdays I will do this thing called 20 second fitness that my roommate got (haven't tried it yet...sounds exciting!) and on Saturdays I go running on the treadmill. I will probably also run on Mondays after my abs & glutes class so as to have some cardio in there. Tuesdays and Wednesdays is Zumba and Fridays is Yoga.

Our plan is to eat healthy. So as natural as possible, with sweets only happening a couple times a week. (no deprivation so there will be no binge when I give in.)

The reward? After a 10lb loss or a loss in inches in my waist (still have to measure) my roommate and I get a new workout outfit (something cute!!) and a new outfit for everyday (i'm wanting a dress!). So here goes. A new regimen for a healthy life starts...NOW.

now if only I wasn't craving chocolate....

three years ago

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

i'm just a wee bit stupid

sometimes i amaze myself with my stupidity.

last night SwingKid and I were just hanging with his roommates, watching nothing really in particular. SwingKid mentioned at one point that I should go home and go to bed (since I was falling asleep on him anyways) since I have to wake up to go to work in the mornings.

I refused. I didn't want to leave. Why would I leave??

Eventually i did leave - and I wish I had listened last night and left the first time the suggestion came up. It was really hard to wake up this morning, but i am alive and well.

On a completely unrelated note, all I seem to want to eat right now is chocolate. this does not bear well for my diet.

on another note - my abs are sore from my gym class. this is good. :o)

and that is all -  for now.

one year ago
two years ago
four years ago

Monday, April 26, 2010

lovely times

I had an amazing weekend. really, truly I did. SwingKid and I ventured up to SLC on Saturday afternoon and had the BEST DAY. We did all sorts of fun things including the Gateway Mall, the Planetarium, the Pie (AMAZING PIZZA!!!!!), the Museum of Church History and Art and a stroll around Temple Square.

It was a beautiful day in SLC and we both really enjoyed ourselves. I think my favorite part was just walking hand in hand down the street with the person I love. It was fabulous.

This weekend I've been housing a former roommate because she's been homeless. Well, last night she came back to my place after having dinner with family and SwingKid was over and we played Phase 10 dice and then watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. It was a fabulous movie and I LOVED it!!

Overall, my weekend was amazing. Church was INCREDIBLE and I really felt like I grew during church  yesterday.

How was your weekend??

two years ago

Friday, April 23, 2010

One Year Ago....

I was graduating. Hard to believe I've been graduated for a year. Wow. I've been working at my real life, grown-up person job for a year too! It's all sorts of crazy.

My hope is by this time next year, my loans will no longer be in existence. We'll see how well that goes.

Also, it is Friday. That means Friday Fill Ins. I'm not very exciting today. I didn't make it to Yoga this morning and that makes me sad. It took me 45 minutes to fall asleep last night + my body woke me up at 4:30 in the morning and it took another 20min to fall back asleep. Not happy.

1. Where are my chocolate covered cinnamon bears? I am in desperate need of some RIGHT NOW
2. If wishes were horses I would still have none. :(.
3. I'd like to see my family and the ocean again.
4. When I was a teen, I thought that I'd never be done with school.
5. One of my mother's favorite sayings was "Pick up your shoes!"
6. I'd have a hard time doing without my iPod, running shoes, and computer.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening in, tomorrow my plans include teaching and maybe a trip to SLC? and Sunday, I want to just enjoy the sabbath!

two years ago

Thursday, April 22, 2010

earth day

happy earth day.

i would plant a tree, but i don't know where i would do that right now. maybe my mom will plant one for me. mom?

also, i've been  bloggy as of late. hopefully you're okay with that.

today, daweena came. just a TINY bit of snow, but snow fell none-the-less.

my hands are cold.

i'm tired. WAY too late of a night with SwingKid. we are stupid. but in love. oh well.

i think that's all.

the end.

two years ago

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

productive much?

so. I'm attempting to be VERY productive today. In my mind I think I can do this. However, my coworkers are being very...distracting today.

Just watch this little gem, and you'll know what I'm talking about:

So yeah, pretty distracting stuff happening around here today. I love my coworkers though. Now it's just time to get back to work. :o)

one year ago
two years ago
three years ago
four years ago
five years ago

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

so far...

these are the things that have NOT gone my way today:
  • i have sneezed a bazillion times. my allergies are definitely in full swing.
  • i forgot my AWESOME lunch on my kitchen counter and DON'T get to go home and get it. Now what to eat  for lunch? (it was a lettuce and cheese sandwich! I was SO looking forward to it... :o( )
  • i hit my head on the visor in my car. ugh.
  • i forgot the card for my PT trainer for my appt today. sigh.
these are the things that HAVE gone my way today:
  • i just paid off ALL my hospital bills. my new knee, almost 6 months old, is now paid for. good thing to. that thing was EXPENSIVE.
  • i got paid today. YAY PAYDAY!
  • i went to the gym yesterday and i'm sore. some people might think this should go on the above list, but i believe that soreness = the class is working. 
  • i had red velvet cake for breakfast. unhealthy? yes. worth it? for shizzle!
  • i am wearing a cute hat and pigtails. i feel 7, but adorable.
things that SHOULD go my way if the universe is with me:
  • i should have my last PT appt. today. unless the trainer decides i need to keep coming. 
  • dirty dancing at gold's gym. enough said.
  • red velvet cake is in my fridge. yum.
  •  grocery shopping, which = food in my fridge so i don't have to eat cake for breakfast. although I do love me some cake in the mornings.
for now that is all i can think of. the sad thing is that the bad list happened with in 20 minutes of starting my day....i'm hoping the rest of the day balances out and if it all works out like i've written it, it definitely should. here's hopin'.

two years ago

Monday, April 19, 2010

red velvet...

i made red velvet cake yesterday. it turned out so beautiful. and is SO yummy.

I'm very pleased with my cake.

also. the sun is shining. it is warm. who cares if Daweena is due to hit later this week. for right now, i'm wearing shorts and red heels and that is happy.

the end.

two years ago

Friday, April 16, 2010


While techinically I "started" my job one year ago yesterday, according to my hiring docs I started one year ago today. So I sort of have two anniversarys. The reason? Our time cards end on the 15th and start anew on the 16th. So to make it easy for my hiring stuff - I officially was hired today, the 16th of April. Hard to believe I have really been working here for a year already.

In other news, my wonderful, fabulous orthopedic surgeon who, 6 months ago bore bad news and ended up invading my knee, informed me yesterday that my knee "is solid as a rock" and that I should "start trusting it to do more." Basically I was given the green light to dance and be merry and never to set foot in his office again. done and done!!!

To celebrate this wonderful occasion, SwingKid and I are going dancing in SLC!!! We're going to be at THIS PARTY and if you are looking for something awesome to do, make sure to "swing" by and participate in the fun times we'll be having. I'm rather excited!!! Woot!

And now, for some Friday Fill-in Awesomeness!!!

1. I'd like to never have to see my knee doctor again!
2. One of my most favorite romantic memories is my first kiss with SwingKid. Sigh.
3. Last night, I had a pretty awesome salad for dinner.
4. Sorry for the times of non-posting. I'm committing to being a better blogger from here on out.
5. Can we please play in the sun now?
6. One of my worst temptations is chocolate and a new book; they are super hard to resist!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to cleaning my disaster of a kitchen and maybe making red velvet cake?, tomorrow my plans include teaching, choreography, a meeting and DANCING and Sunday, I want to soak in some beautiful sunshine!

note from the editor: it seems I have never before blogged on the 16th of April. Who knew? guess there's always a first time for everything!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday musings...

One Year Ago TODAY I got hired to start my job that I currently work. I can't believe it has been a YEAR already. I loved working my job that I had on campus, and for the most part, I love my job now. I have my sucky days, but is pretty good.

Guess what else is today? My doctor's appt w/my orthopedic surgeon. My surgery was 6 months ago next week and today he should tell me that I am all healed and that I can dance again and be normal and stuff. I'm really excited about it all. :o)

Also, today I am wearing a skirt and sandals. It's s'posed to be SUPER nice today and through the weekend and this makes my little heart oh so happy.

That's all for now folks!

one year ago
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

say what?

today is a listy day. I can feel it....

  • Yesterday felt like a Wednesday, today feels like a Tuesday. what will tomorrow feel like?
  • Yesterday I was SUPER sore from my abs & glutes class I went to Monday night. Last night I went to dirty dancing. I am still super sore. I might die
  • SwingKid is done with his first year of grad school. This makes me all sorts of giddy.
  • Summer is do. do do. do do.
  • I need more sunshine. good thing this weekend is s'posed to be GORGEOUS.
  • I am reading a book about summer. I wish I had a summer house. and a beach. and a tan. 
  • I really need some sun....
  • My cough that I have is not going away. 
  • Also, coughing with sore abs is not happy.
that is all.

One Year Ago Two Years Ago
note from the editor: It has been decided that I want to link to old posts that happened on the same date in years past. I think it's fun to see how different life is from year to year. It really shows how much I have changed, plus how much my blogging style has changed. I don't always write every day, so not every day will have a link back. But...a lot of them will. Enjoy reliving my past. I know I will!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010


My brain is having a hard time being motivated right now. I have 500 bazillion things to get done and what do  I decide to do instead? Blog. Because I am THAT awesome.


Remember my awesome list of things to get done? I just remembered it. I'm not sure I got everything done, but I did have an absolutely WONDERFUL weekend.
  • teach choreography
  • go to a spa and get pampered just a little bit
  • do my nails
  • clean my kitchen
  • work on choreography for classes
  • go to walmart
  • finish my marshmallows
  • finish my book
  • work on lesson for teaching course on Sunday
  • put my clean laundry away
  • teach
  • work on choreography for company w/co-director
  • go shopping with Sister B
  • try on formals and decide which one to wear (see below!)
  • Go to the Traditions Ball with SwingKid
  • work on lesson for teaching course on Sunday
Well look at that! I DID get it all done! I am so awesome! By the way, the Traditions Ball that SwingKid and I went to? SO MUCH FUN! It was a major win in the date department. He was a little hesitant to go - but we ended up having an absolutely wonderful time. I looked drop dead gorgeous in my dress (I borrowed on from roommate.) and he was ever so handsome in his gray suit that I absolutely love. We would most likely go again another year because that is how much fun it was for us. :o) And who doesn't like a chance to dress up all pretty like?

Anyways, it was a beautiful weekend and I rather enjoyed myself. Did you have a good weekend?

Friday, April 09, 2010

Thank goodness it is Friday

Seriously. I am so happy it is Friday. Today, is list Friday.

Things I am going to get done tonight: (not necessarily in this order)
  • teach choreography
  • go to a spa and get pampered just a little bit
  • do my nails
  • clean my kitchen
  • work on choreography for classes
  • go to walmart
  • finish my marshmallows
  • finish my book
  • work on lesson for teaching course on Sunday
  • put my clean laundry away
Things I am going to get done tomorrow:
  • teach
  • work on choreography for company w/co-director
  • go shopping with Sister B
  • try on formals and decide which one to wear (see below!)
  • Go to the Traditions Ball with SwingKid
  • work on lesson for teaching course on Sunday
Doesn't that sound like a fun weekend? I'm rather excited.

Also, it's Friday, which = Friday Fill-in Fun!!
1. In 1992, I was a little girl who loved to play!
2. I love when life is full of laughter and smiles.
3. Do what you love, with what you have, where you stand.
4. Somewhere warmer is where I'd like to be.
5. The trees and flowers are telling me that it's allergy season. CURSE YOU!
6. I'm not always a fan of the conversation that just keeps going on.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting loads done, tomorrow my plans include a fancy date with SwingKid!!! and Sunday, I want to get through all my meetings without death!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thursday morning giggles

Oh my gosh. I just had THE BEST giggling fit at work EVER.


First, go HERE and read about Nicholas Sparks and his "different" love stories. I'll wait why you read. Please read all of it. I'll be here waiting......
okay, hopefully that gave you enough time to go read. Wasn't that the FUNNIEST thing EVER?! I had never noticed the trend in his books/movies. BUT  OH MY GOSH, IT'S TRUE!!!

Seriously, the best laugh I've had in a long time.

Well...since last night when SwingKid decided to tickle me to death, but that's a different story.  :o)


Wednesday, April 07, 2010


You know what? I don't get why corn dogs and french fries cook for similar times at different temperatures. This makes it really annoying when wanting to cook both corn dogs and french fries for dinner AND eat them together. It's practically impossible. at least, if you don't want to burn one or the other.

Or have them soggy.


seriously, can't the two figure out a nice middle ground together? I don't have one of those snazzy ovens that has two parts that can be set to different temperatures. (although, SwingKid's mom does, and it is  the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my entire life. I'm in love with it.)

On a completely different note and yet somehow related :
It's National Grilled Cheese Month.


I LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches.  They make my heart happy.

Monday, April 05, 2010

dear blogging world

i currently hate:
  • Utah weather
  • my head - it feels like there is a brick inside
  • my shoes that are dead - i don't want to get rid of them!!!!
  • BAD dreams
  • music for the show that keeps changing. UGH!
  • taxes
  • fingernails that get ripped
  • my scale
  • my jeans that don't like to fit right now
i currently love:
  • Easter chocolate
  • the treadmill
  • my glasses
  • my awesomely red hair
  • my sister
  • friends!!
  • Scuttle the car
  • Disney movies

Friday, April 02, 2010

sort of like a stream of consciousness

I need a family practice doctor. I'm trying to decide if I want a male or female doctor. Your thoughts?

my awesome friend Papa Funk was in town for his break from Fashion Design School. We went to California Pizza Kitchen, which is our tradition. We had a blast sitting and talking and catching up on each others lives. He's so great.

the weather in UT has been sucky as of late. We've had everything from Sunny to Snowfall.

Easter is this weekend. I finally found my favorite treat (besides peeps): Starburst jelly beans. It has taken me weeks to find them and I'm very happy that I can gain weight eating the best treat ever.

I'm going shopping tomorrow with my sister and I think I need a new dress. A new springy, happy dress. Sounds fun no?

I desperately need to go through my cupboards/pantry and sort all of my canned food/spices to see what I really have. I keep meaning to do this, but things keep distracting me. Like the season finale of Greek. I love that t.v. show. It's my guilty pleasure. Don't judge. It's fun and keeps me entertained.

and finally, it is Friday. Which equals Friday Fill-ins! yay!

1. All you need is some chocolate.
2. SwingKid fills me with laughter.
3. Each generation, as it grows up, gets set in their ways so that they're not the biggest fans of the younger generation.
4. Jealousy is something I have a hard time dealing with.
5. A trip to somewhere warm is what I need.
6. Someone plays a trick on you and you get back.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to so many different things, including dyeing eggs!, tomorrow my plans include watching the 180th Annual General Conference and shopping with Sister B  and Sunday, I want to watch more General Conference while enjoying Easter!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

April Fool's Day

You know..I was going to try to pull some shenanigans, but then I decided not to. :o)

However, I will share this little gem with you. It's a post I did a couple years ago. Go read, and enjoy the joke played on a younger Alishka.