Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are Utah.

A couple weeks ago, for my birthday, my good friend, DJ, asked me to accompany him to a Jazz game on the 30th of January... Ummmm has everybody been to a Jazz game but me?? WE ARE UTAH. Oh my heavens it was the greatest thing ever!! The music, the energy, the GAME! However, I'm getting ahead of myself...

DJ was planning on picking me up at 4:20pm but after not getting home from my last shift at VS until 2am that morning and then waking up a few hours later for my last shift at the doctor's office, I was exhausted by the time I got home. So exhausted in fact that when I got home at 3:00, I decided to lay down for five minutes... at 4:12 I wake up to the garage opening... My stomach dropped to the ground. Ladies and gents, 8 minutes to get ready for a date...? Impossible. However, thanks to a miracle and DJ being so kind to get gasoline beforehand, once he arrived at my house, I only made him wait in my front room for about two minutes. Not too shabby, eh?

The way up to Salt Lake was a joyous one; filled with music, jokes, and the gossip of the town (just kidding about that last part), and eventually we got off the freeway and ended up driving through and around a small neighborhood... since I am wretched with directions, I just presumed this was a special way to get to Energy Solutions but eventually, I paid attention to my surroundings and and BOOM. Where could we be the one and only Mr. and Mrs. Daren Lifferth's house!

this is them. aren't they cute?
After a few comings, goings, and shuffling around, eventually, the four of us enjoyed delicious salad, garlic bread, root beer (on tap), and pizza at Litza's Pizza. De-lish! Unfortunately though, dinner had to come to an end ultimately we bid the two lovebirds adieu and made our way to the game...

This is us at the game:
It was the funnest thing ever!!!!!!! I have been missing OUT the seven years I have been living in dear old Utah. My goodness, as mentioned before, the energy was incredible. There was cheering, and laughing, occasional booing, but most importantly, liveliness. I've been missing liveliness in my personal life recently so this was... refreshing, to say the least.

the view.

i think i found the Questar blimp a little too amusing.
but hey, it was cool, okay?

Thankfully, after a nail biting game (for me anyway) the Jazz beat the trail blazers, 93-89. Go Jazz Go! Go Jazz Go! Go Jazz Go! There was much celebrating, but the coolest of all was the streamers that came down from the ceiling on the final buzzer. That was a first, that's for sure:

Following Dare Bear and Keke being real gems and picking us up at the stadium, DJ and I drove safely back to Utah County (in Santana the Silverado), in which when we arrived to my home, we had a lovely pow wow about life, and then called it a night because unfortunately, our hectic lives that we had just spent an hour talking about, had to resume eventually.

... But I wish it didn't have to! Deej, thanks so much for my birthday present and being so kind by involving my sister and her husband as a surprise... Due to work on Sunday, I wasn't able to see her at family dinner and so I had really missed her. You're so thoughtful DJ, I really needed that. THANK YOU!!

Oh, I almost forgot! We unintentionally sat close to a friend from high school! It was quite a surprise. Here he is:

Okay, that's all.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!

I learned this today. Gee wiz, I learned it well.
It would appear I have an acquaintance who doesn't like me very much...
And that's all I'm going to say about her.
Because I am not going to stoop to her level.
However, I am going to stand up for myself and say two things:
  1. Last I checked, she has no right to judge. ("Girl, you don't know my life!" Quote modified from Baby Mama.)
  2. She is now blocked on every wave of communciation possible... so I guess that's the last I'll ever hear from her again. (Haha!)
But in all seriousness, I'm through with the bullying and harassment and I must say, I am ever so excited to be FREE.
Ladies and gents, can I hear a 'HIP HIP HOORAY!'

Vicky Seecs.

For those who noticed, the information in the 'about me' section has changed. Yes, I still believe there is beauty in every day life but now, ladies and gentleman, I am a waitress at a local restaurant about five minutes from my house. Basically, it's the perfect fit.

Although, it meant saying goodbye to my retail job. In the grand scheme of things, nine months is not a very long time. However, after investing so much time and emotion into a job, it seems like an eternity and it was harder than I thought to say goodbye. I have learned numerous lessons both about life and retail that I hope to never forget.

I will forever carry a great sense of pride in my store (no matter what anyone else says or thinks about it) and who knows? Maybe I'll have the pleasure of working there again one day. Ya know, for the holidays or something fun like that. (Yes, yes I like that idea very much.)

A HUGE thank you to my co-workers who I now consider friends, for their endless patience and everlasting smiles. Y'all are amazing and I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm going to miss you all. Very, very much.

And finally, last but not least for Gabby...
"Peace out everybody."

Friday, January 27, 2012

Im a little waitress... a little town,
searching for a little magic.
And that's the truth.
I know there's magic out there for all of us.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


It was my birthday on Sunday. Crazy, I know. I just had my birthday last year! But alas, 18 couldn't last forever so 19 is officially here. A HUGE thank you to all who made it so special and wished me a happy birthday, you guys are fantastic.

On a related note, here is how I celebrated:
Sunday birthdays are kind of difficult to do actual activities and since on Saturday I had school from 8-3 and then work from 5-10, this handsome young man took me out to dinner on Friday night.
Can you guess where? I will give you four hints:
1. They write their name upside-down and backwards on the table with crayon.
2. It's Italian.
3. There's opera singing randomly throughout then night.
4. The food's really good.
Did you get it? .... Macaroni Grill! I had never been there before but it is DELICIOUS! Wow. My mouth may or may not be watering just thinking of it. Thank you Mr. C, for such a wonderful dinner and night. You are the best.

As I mentioned earlier, Saturday was extremely busy with no birthday celebrations except for one indulgent thing I did... After work, I came home, changed into my footie pajamas, and watched one of my favorite movies, Tangled. Oh my, oh my it was fantastic. Thank you Rapunzel and Eugene for celebrating my birthday eve with me.

On my actual birth day, I went to church with my sister where I tattooed my hand with blue pen liberally, which was rather enjoyable.

...Oh and I also held a baby. A real live one too. Now, for many of you, this doesn't mean anything but for me? It's a break through! I love babies but they don't love me. They always cry. However, this little angel didn't! As my Mom said, It must have sensed I was 19 and responsible now. What can I say, it was a smart baby.

After church, I took a nap, played in the back yard with Brannigan, ate waffles, opened presents, watched 'Date Night' with the fam bam, had a birthday visitor, and then went to bed. Pretty eventful, right? Thank you family, for making me feel so special. I am so blessed.

Remember last year on my birthday how I got kidnapped by Mary, Jake, and Curtis? (If you don't, you can see the video HERE.) Well guess what. My birthday came and went and no kidnapping. I was safe. At least I thought... at 7:00 am on Monday morning two people enter my room and who could it be? Jake and Curtis. (Mary's at college in Idaho...) Well hello friends! I didn't see this one coming! They, along with Jake's lady friend, Maddie, took me to the International House Of Pancakes where I enjoyed a lovely plate of hasbrowns and the company of my dear, dear friends.

Afterward, I came home, slept til 12, and then left the house at 1:00 to go up to Salt Lake to visit Keke and Dare Bear, following which, the 6 of us headed down to Fashion Place in Murray where we all participated in my favorite pastime, SHOPPING. Oh heavens, it was divine. Here are just two of the many, many purchases I made thanks to a very lovely, and very patient family.

After a very productive shopping trip, we went to one of my favorite places to eat, Applebee's! I know, I'm so weird. But I love their boneless chicken wings and oriental salad. It makes me feel like I'm in heaven. And look at my beautiful family!

After a very yummy caramel ice cream birthday dessert, we came home and watched 'The Bachelor' with friends. Their drama makes me feel better about my own drama:)

My goodness, what a wonderful few days. I can't thank my lovely friends and family enough for their love and kindness towards me on not only my birthday but also every day of the year. Sometimes I forget it, but I am an extremely blessed individual with love all around. Thanks everyone. Y'all are the best, thee absolute best.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Exciting Stuff! If you have a facebook or twitter account, you can sign up for formspring, a social website that allows users to ask and answer questions about themselves. Guess who has one, friends? Sasha does! Follow me! My name is sashalouwho. I look forward to asking you questions while answering your questions!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

a BYU student's wisdom.

Hope your new year has been going well.
Mine has been........
How about I just share a clip instead:)

Enjoy! This is hilarious.