Saturday, February 28, 2009


daddy and i

I wish I was born on February 29th. How awesome would that be? When would I celebrate my birthday? Would I be anxious and celebrate on the 28th? Or would I be able to keep still and celebrate March 1st? I do not know the answer to these questions but I do know I would be 4 years old.

Today I went on a walk with my oldest sister Danielle. It was so fun to walk in the BEAUTIFUL weather we are experiencing. It really is perfect weather. As 'Miss Congeniality' says, "... all you need is a light jacket!" Really, that's all you need in this glorious sunshine.

After that I went driving with my Daddy in... the church parking lot. I know. I know. I'm 16 and I don't drive on the road. But I didn't have room in my school schedule this year! So the plan is to do it over the summer. But I don't want to be 100% green when I go hence the parking lot.
My Daddy likes to pretend there are actually cars in the spaces and so the rule is that I can't go through the yellow lines. Out of nowhere, a boy comes in on his skateboard and I immediately cut corners and went through lines and Dad says, "You're killing the imaginary cars!" And what do I say? "I'd rather kill imaginary cars then real boys!!!!" Glorious. It was sure funny. And THEN when I was reversing, I thought the brakes would switch to the gas since I was in reverse and (ok I know that sounds dumb but it made sense in my head.) .... The important thing is that we are alive and well.... very well thankyouverymuch.

Picture of the Day

my happy sister dano at the beach

Friday, February 27, 2009


Meet my pride and joy: Bunny! I love her soooooooooooo much! She is 6 years old and the cutest thing on the planet. Just thought you should meet her.

Today I stayed home from school because I was sick. Since I didn't have a time crunch, I took my time in the shower. It was one of the best showers I have ever had. It was hot and steamy and I felt like staying in there forever. I was the happiest I have ever been in that steamy shower. Well, maybe not THE happiest but close. I don't know how to describe it and you're probably really bored with me talking about my shower (t.m.i?) but it was magical. The world just felt right. I only got out because I thought of all the water I was wasting. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so conscientious of the world. Then again, every little bit helps.

I took a two hour nap today. I didn't know I was that tired! I had a very strange dream though. I dreamt my french teacher made us read 'The Old Man and the Sea'. I think that's a book right? Anyways, I was super mad in my dream because I thought it was boring or something. I'm not exactly sure where that came from but ok...

This evening I went to the Brazilian meat house, Tuchanos. It was very good. I have never been a huge fan of meat and to be honest, I consider myself a border line vegetarian but this evening I tried small slices of a wide variety of meat and was not disappointed by anything. Meat is yummy. I never crave it or anything but it is a nice treat.
There was something there called Leek and my mommy says it is the Welsh national flower. Too bad I didn't eat it, I could have been a REAL flower child!

me trying to have a scrunchy nose like bunny

Thursday, February 26, 2009


What do I do when I'm sick?
  1. Make fish faces in the mirror (see picture)
  2. Eat chocolate frosting I don't even like out of the pot
  3. Blast Taylor Swift
  4. Attempt to sing along but am physically unable to because I have no voice
  5. Watch something touching like Extreme Makeover Home Edition
  6. Put off my homework for as long as humanly possible
  7. Count how many times my dog snores in one minute
  8. Squirm and fidget until I get into a comfortable position
  9. Drink bottles and bottles of juice
There's about 4 sniffles and 10 coughs per 20 seconds. Darn cold.

I went to school today even though I am dying from the black lung. However, I took cold medicine and I think everyone could tell. Today the world was hilarious. Everything was funny. Everything. I couldn't help but laugh. We ate outside for lunch today and I took the opportunity to sun bathe. I sprawled out on the ground and ate my apple with my eyes closed. One of my friends said, "There's a fly on your apple." I really wanted my apple but not if it had been contaminated, and so I threw it on the ground. (for the record, this is NOT littering. It's with the grass where it will disintegrate and do one of two things. A) create better fertilizer or B) grow an apple tree!) Then I hear my sister say, "Not your apple, mine!" Since when had she been eating an apple? So yes I did waste my apple but also yes, I did get a good laugh out of that.
NOTE TO SELF: open eyes before throwing apple away

ps My mommy read my blog last night. She said in days gone by I would be considered a flower child! I really like that and so that is just fine with me. ;)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I laid in bed last night thinking about the world.
I thought about how much I love it.
This is an interesting concept because, how many times do you say, "I love you Earth." ? (Other then on Arbor day of course.) All I know is that I don't say it enough. I don't say that I'm grateful for the Earth. I don't say how much I love the details. For example, what's better than rolling down grass hills and then being insanely itchy afterwards?
Nothing. That's what.
What's better than sticking out your tongue in the rain hoping for just one rain drop?
Nothing. That's what.
I think I'm beginning to see what a spoiled person I am. I have always thought of the materialistic things to love. Like toys or clothing etc. But what about the free stuff aka nature.

Have you ever seen the commercials for Mastercard credit cards? They're awesome. I love how they go through the materialistic things that cost money, and finally, the last thing is priceless.

I think I have stolen their idea, well maybe not their idea, since this idea has most likely, most hopefully, been around since the beginning of time. But I also hope to keep it very much alive.

ps i invite you to check out this link. it is VERY sweet:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Today I am grateful for...
  • informative mouths
  • beautiful voices
  • patient smiles
  • listening ears
  • smiley eyes
  • button noses
  • helping hands
  • calloused feet
  • quick toes
  • kind hearts
  • slow shutter speeds before the sun rises (see pictures)
  • honest opinions
  • gentle breezes
  • warm hands
  • cold sheets
  • soft grass
  • cushy chairs
  • african music
and finally,
  • GRAVITY - i love jumping (ninja jumps are my favorite. you should try it sometime. it's good for the soul.)

Monday, February 23, 2009


my sisters and i in the airport on our way to england

I feel like writing about me entire day. And what a day it was! Oh my goodness. It was full of ups and downs and all arounds, I tell ya.
It started this morning at 4:45 am. Yes, that is what time I wake up every school day. Crazy huh? But not really. You see, I do it so I can attend early morning sem
inary at my high school. It is tough while in the now, but will most definitely be worth it in the future. PS i love my seminary teacher. He is so great! He is lively and fun in the early early morning... something I lack at 6:30 am... go figure.

Next was good ol' French. Je parle francaise! Bam! I believe I just said, 'I speak French.' I'm not sure though, I am only in French 1... and not very good at it at the moment. But one day I'll shock the universe and be fluent. Did you know tomorrow is mardi gras? Well today, my class celebrated it and only word can sum it up: YUM. There were donuts and cake and even Lucky Charms. Life is good in that class.

Afterwards was US History. There's not much to say about that class. It is not my favorite. But the curriculum is required....

DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA! I love drama class. It is my favorite. Unfortunately, after working very hard over the weekend on my performance/assignment, I did not get to do it today. Sad huh? Well at least I'll have more time to prepare.

Last class of the day was English. We are learning about Iran and Iranian literature. I have learned so much about the middle east. It is a stereotyped country! I alway
s believed it was a hostile country but from studying Iranian literature, we have studied Iranian culture and have found how friendly those in the country are! They seem like some of the nicest people you will ever meet. If you, like me before the class, do not understand the middle east, more specifically Iran, then I invite you to watch, Rick Steve's Iran. It is a BRILLIANT documentry on Iranian culture. Really, it will change the way you think. It is packed with facts and personal interviews and I think Rick Steve (the interviewer/ journalist/ traveler/ host ) may have even gone to BYU. (Let's hear it for the Cougs!)

After school I decided to audition for the One Act Play that my drama teacher, Mr. B, takes to region drama every year. I think it very well. I read a monologue given by 'Sylvette' from the play, The Romancers. It read:

Not a Soul. Will the letter be there to-day as usual? Every day some gallant has left one for me. Ah, here is my mail! "Sylvette, heart of marble, this is the last letter you will find in this tree. Why have you not answered me?" Ah, what style! "The love that gnaws at my vitals!"
Monsieur Percinet has gone forth into the great world, and he is right. I shall do as he has done. How can I possibly stay here and die of ennui? Now let hime come, I am re
ady to fly with him! I almost love him already!

I interrpereted it to seem as a hopeless romantic with a purpose. I read the play over the weekend. It is hilarious! Yet so complicated. But, that's how most things are, I guess.

When I finished my reading, he said, and I quote, "That was very good Sasha." Hooray! That felt like an honest, genuine, no agenda compliment! It felt
real. He then went on to tell me that he may change some guy parts to girl parts and that whatever happens, I had a good reading. Yikes. Whatever happens? Oh boy... but I am not the oldest who tried out and I know that because he is so nice, he will give the older people the oppertunity to be in the show because the younger people will have more chances. Does that make sense?
my sisters and i at the beach

So now I'm home. Procrastinating my homework yet justifying it for writing on my blog. Goodness me. But what's a girl to do? I give today 6 stars. It could have gone better
and it could have gone worse. But for the record, things can always go better, just because no one's perfect... you know?


So, I should probably fill you in by mentioning that I recently decided I wanted to ask some one to MORP (that's prom spelled backwards and girls choice) It is just
meant to be fun fun fun! So I did on Friday night, and tonight I got my answer back. It is a French pastry with yes on the top! It was very fun. The actual dance should be even more fun! :)
the answer

Well that does it for me today. I'll write again shortly but until then (as the great Heidi Klum says) Auf Wiedersehen.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Hello! My name is Sasha.
Up until today I have been getting through life just fine thank you very much. But something hit me today: Life is not something to get through.
It is something to enjoy. Something that requires you to live in the moment and be spontaneous! At 16 I am finally beginning to enjoy this thing we call life. Every day is full of beauty and we don't need to search for it, we just need to open our eyes! It's there, it has always been there. This is the purpose of my blog. To help others identify the beauty of every day life.