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[15 Nov 2004|03:47am]
I think maybe I come back here now?!
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Excitement! [30 Dec 2003|07:16pm]
[ mood | excited ]

It is almost time for SOI to start. Tomorrow morning I am leaving to go to Spokane for the 1st stop, it should be fun. I am really looking forward to doing all these guest spots. Maybe next year I could do the full tour! I think that would be a lot of fun since I am doing a lot of stops right now anyway. Kurt will be at most of stops with me and I do a few here and there with Scott and Paul, but mostly all with Kurt and that is good! Kurt is very special friend to me, he always have been there for me, such a nice guy.

So I am hoping some of the other SOI people will be in Spokane tomorrow so we can have a New Years Eve party there or else it might just be me and Gene doing something romantic and that would not be too much fun ;) I kid! I actually just did 2 shows in Glen Allan, VA. A small two show thing on the 27th and 28th. Just at the local club there, it was nice. Sometime I like doing small shows like that, you connect more with audience then huge, huge arenas! Alright, well I am going to cook Gene and I some dinner then try to get to bed early since I need to wake up so early for my flight to Spokane! I cannot wait to see all you SOIers! Goodbye!

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I have to get up so early! [26 Dec 2003|01:49am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

I do not know why I am not yet asleep! I have to be up so early in the morning to go skate downtown for the Today show. I am very excitied about it, although it will probably be a bit cold. Gene is coming with me with thermos of coffee to try and keep me warm and I think I will really need a lot!

I hope you all had great Christmas, I definetly did! Gene got me most wonderful braclet from Tiffany Co and a nice sweater. I would post picture but I am really too lazy to do so. I eat so much food today I can barely move! Gene's parents came to our place today and they cooked ham here because I not feel like I am good enough cook to do that! It was really yummy though, and we had nice dinner together.

I call my father in Ukraine and wish him Merry Christmas although they not celebrate, Ukrainians celebrate much like Russians and have big party on New Years. He sounded happy to hear from me and he even put my Grandmother on the line, it was so nice to talk to them! I think they may come for visit to the US soon and come see me skate in SOI! That would be so wonderful. But, I should go now. I need some good night rest to get ready for the morning! Goodnight everyone, I hope you had such good Christmas!

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Tour is over... [22 Dec 2003|12:25am]
[ mood | calm ]

The tour in Germany is over now, and I had lot of fun with everyone. Performances were very good! Gene and I are on a plane back home now. I wanted to get home as soon as possible because when we get home it mean that Christmas is almost here! There is only like 3 more days, and that is so very exciting. I cannot wait to go home and see my doggies that must miss me so much. I sure Gene's parents have done good job of watching them like the usual do, but I still miss them.

On Friday I am doing the Today show so make sure you all watch! But, then I am off for little while and I am pretty excitied! So it will be much needed break. I cannot wait till SOI start for me though, it should be lot of fun to be with everyone. Okay, I will try and sleep on the plane now. I will talk to you all soon! Goodnight.

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mood theme!!! [15 Dec 2003|03:05am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Just updating quick to show off my mood theme!!!

Oh and do this...





*HUGS* TOTAL!
give oksanabaiul more *HUGS*

Get hugs of your own


But I also CANNOT forget to say SPASIBA SHAE-LYNN FOR MY PAID ACCOUNT!!!! It was so very nice of you!!

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Still in Germany! [13 Dec 2003|09:47pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

I am still in Germany and thankful it is almost time to start the tour. We have like 3 more days until it kicks off and I cannot wait because I am getting little bit homesick now. I am having fun while we here though and it's such beautiful place! Also lots of work being done while I am here with rehersals and everything Kat make sure we all working very hard!

Tara made me a new layout a few days okay but I haven't updated since then, so make sure you all so look at it! It is so nice! I know GPF is starting soon in the US tonight, so good luck to everyone skating in that! Good luck to my fellow swan Sasha ;) I know you can do it! Maybe I give you lessons sometime on how to flutter your arms ;) I think you doing great job! Good luck to Elena, Kevin, Evgeni, Anabelle and Pat, Fumie, Xue and Hongbo, Tanith and Ben, and Marie and Patch! I think that all competiting from LJ! So kick butt! Polka.

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I'm online! [09 Dec 2003|11:55pm]
[ mood | sleepy ]

I am getting so good at updating my journal!! I actually thought I'd get online tonight, and not too many people online. I'm chatting with Jen, Isabelle, and Elena right now. They are the only ones I have on my buddy list actually. I need to go and add some people, I am too tired to do that right now though. I've been really busy rehersing for this tour and it doesn't even start until next week, but it is better to be over prepared then not at all is how I feel. I'm excitied for it to start because when it does I know we are that much closer to Christmas time! Well I am going to get going, I should pay attention in chat, if anyone comes online look for me: obviously oksana. goodbye!!

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? [08 Dec 2003|01:40am]
[ mood | loved ]

I have 50 icons now! Still no one fessed up to buying me a paid account, so please tell me, it is killing me! Today was girls day, Kat and I went out to lunch together and we talk about her wedding plans and Steven, and we talk about how much I wish she was doing SOI this year so we could hang out even more. It is so much fun to spending so much time with her again, we used to be very close when we did COI Winter tour together for many years, but then I leave and she went to SOI, but really it so nice to be back skating period. I missed it.

Well so who got me my account? Tell me!! I am going to bed. Goodnight all.

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SPASIBA!!! [07 Dec 2003|10:30am]
[ mood | grateful ]

SPASIBA TO WHOEVER BOUGHT ME PAID ACCOUNT <3333

I wish I knew who it was so I could thanks them so much!! I need to go upload more icons now. Wow, that was so sweet. I'm in Germany now, time difference is crazy stuff. But I'm off to upload more icons. Spasiba again!!

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stupid wtc... [05 Dec 2003|02:02am]
[ mood | calm ]

spoilers...Collapse )

Who got to see me on TV tonight? Holiday Ice Dreams was on and it got me much into Holiday mood! I have been singing Christmas songs all night. Gene and I still are in Vancouver and tomorrow we leave for Germany. I have a few shows over there for a mini-tour called Enjoy the Stars, it's Kat's shows, I have been doing a lot with her this season and I am so glad she gives me such good opprotunities! So I will be there until the 22nd, then I come home to New Jersey and celebrate Christmas!

I really need paid account, so many icons I want to have but 3 measly icons! It's simply not enough. Maybe I ask Gene and he will buy one for me, probably not though :( Oh well. I think maybe I should go to bed now. Goodnight everyone!

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wtc... [04 Dec 2003|02:35am]
[ mood | disappointed ]

The competition is still going on... pairs have yet to finish up. Let me just say it went really well, then it went really bad. I should go cheer on Radka and Renee with Steven. That's all for now.

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Went well!! [01 Dec 2003|09:37pm]
[ mood | content ]

We're in Vancouver right now. We just got here a little bit ago, now it's time to get ready for the World Team Challenge. Team Europe is going to represent! But more importantly... the debut of SOI went really well. I have never even been to the premire of the tour before in Lake Placid, so it was a totally new experience for me. The crowd was AMAZING!

So far we've gotten a lot of good reviews which makes all of us very happy and excitied for the rest of the tour. I am skating to Ain't it Funny by Jlo and my Swan Lake piece. I had a lot of fun on the ice, and I wasn't perfect, because I was so very very nervous! It was hard for me to hold it together because of my nerves, but that will get easier as the tour goes on.

After the show the other night Lena and Anton throw a party in their room and we watched tape of Ice Wars! It was a lot of fun to see it all over again and see how I looked. I been hearing lot of good things from fans and everything and I feel so good! Gee, I am just so happy girl now :) But, I am going to go walk the dogs and hang out with Gene and see if anyone else wants to go out for ice cream even though it is so cold! Bye everyone!

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SOI starts tomorrow! [29 Nov 2003|12:52am]
[ mood | nervous ]

OMG 1st show of SOI is tomorrow... well techincally today. I am very nervous for this. I know I am ready but SOI is such an honor, it's definetly the highest of highs for pro skaters these days and it's so great to finally be a part of it all. We've all been having so much fun at rehersals and just all being together. It's been very much fun!

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. Gene's parents came to Lake Placid and we went out for turkey dinner at some village resturant. It was pretty good turkey, but not as good as homemade! It was nice to see his family again, it has been about a month since I been just so busy with skating! But, they are staying for the show so that is nice.

So tomorrow if you are not in Lake Placid, you should at least watch Ice Wars :D But, I should get a good night sleep and get ready for show :x Wish me luck!! Goodnight.

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My thankful list... [27 Nov 2003|12:32am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Ever since I moved to the USA, I have been celebrating Thanksgiving like everyone else. It just felt like the right thing to do since I am pretty Americanized, especially now a days. This year is even better... I am feeling the best I have felt in many years, I am here in Lake Placid with amazing people getting ready to embark on a amazing tour. Things are just wonderful.

But it's time for me to show you all what I am thankful for...Collapse )

I think you all get the picture! I am thankful for friends, fans, family, coach, manager and of course Gene! I am getting really excitied and nervous for SOI show on Saturday. I just hoping it goes really well. I think I do not have anything to worry about. Rehersals are so far so good! So wish me luck! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

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Stars on Ice [24 Nov 2003|03:20am]
[ mood | content ]

I'm currently on a plane... yes, at this hour. Doesn't it suck? Gene and I are on our way back to Lake Placid from Belgium. We were there for my 2 shows with SOI there. The shows went alright, I didn't skate as cleanly as I would have liked... I was just majorly jet lagged... it's a long trip all the way there. But, it was a lot of fun to see lots of people and meet some new friends. I get to see Steven and Kat and we had dinner with them one night. Ilia and Katia were there too, I try to convince them to come back to LJ, but it didn't work I don't think. It was good to see Liza and Daria too, they are so big. Daria is so cute!

I cannot wait to get back to Lake Placid! I missed celebrating Dave's birthday, so I have present to bring to him. We've gotten to celebrate Jenni's too while we're there, it's been a lot of fun. pictures from my bdayCollapse )

Well, I think I might try to sleep. I'm not sure what time our plane gets into NY, I need to try and make rehersal though. Only 5 more days till opening night. I am so nervous and excitied all into one! I hope it goes well. But, goodnight everyone, hope you all are well.

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Good Day! [17 Nov 2003|02:21am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday <33 it means a lot to me. I did have a great day today, and seeing all the birthday wishes tonight made me smile :D So thanks so much!

Lake Placid is a great place to spend your birthday! Gene took me to a spa in the early afternoon and I got toally pampered, it was super. When we got back to the hotel, we met some of the SOI cast for lunch, well those of them who are here so far anyways. That was really nice to get to celebrate with them! I didn't expect that at all.

Around 7ish, Gene and I headed out on the town for a really romantic and classy dinner. there he gave me this...Collapse )
I was amazed at the sight of it! I love it, and I don't think I'll take it off too often ;)

I have rehersals tomorrow morning then I'm off to New Jersey for a Holiday Ice Dreams show on the 19th. It should be fun... Katia and Ilia, Isabelle and Lloyd, and Paul will all be there. It'll be on TV sometime in early December, so I am looking forward to that. It's been so nice to be so busy this season, I'm loving it! Alright, well I'm off to bed. Goodnight everyone!!

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Da, you heard right ;) [14 Nov 2003|11:22pm]
[ mood | satisfied ]

I don't want to spoil your night ;)Collapse )

But, it is really great to be back and in such close contact with all my fellow skaters again. It is beyond words, I was so happy last night. Happy to be there, happy to be skating, happy to be with my long time friends, happy to be in front of the crowd... happy to be back. I spent a lot of time fooling around with Kurt, I kicked his butt... literally ;) But, then we hugged and made up. Then the rest of the night I mostly spent gossiping with Elena and giving her pep talks. We have a lot of fun together. Plus, getting to cheer everyone on... my team or not.

I went back to the hotel after the competition, signed some autographs and then Gene and I checked out and headed to Lake Placid with Jamie, Dave, Elena, and Anton. So the SOI crew has moved here now and we're getting ready for the 1st show in a couple weeks and it's all really new and exciting! I'm having a blast with everyone. Can you guys tell I am happy to be back!?!

Well I really should get going. We have rehersals in the morning, on a Saturday even :x So, goodnight everyone!

edit: I got myself a AIM name: obviously oksana use it and abuse it ;)

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Look at me!! [12 Nov 2003|01:09am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I am updating for like the 2nd time in less than a week, GO ME!!! It might just simply be because I have a new layout and some new icons, compliements of the lovely Tara Lipinski :-* I don't know how she finds time to do all that with her schedule, but she rocks for it! My icons and layout are from a photo shoot I did last week at the Woolman Ice Rink in NYC for People Magazine! The ones of me in plain clothes are from Central Park, it's very fall like. They all came out wonderfully.

Currently I am in Albany prepping for Ice Wars. Since I updated last, I did Kat's show and it went REALLY well. I have been getting really good reviews which makes me really happy because so many people didn't have faith in me and my comeback, but it's so touching to see how much everyone is pleased with my skating! It means so much to me. I feel good, and wow it's just been going so great. The rest of the skaters should be getting here tomorrow, so let the fun begin! Team North America is going DOWN :P Down like WOAH! I am really excitied :D Can you guys tell?!?! Unfortunetly Gene couldn't make it here with me yet, he'll be coming in Thursday afternoon, he couldn't get more time off of work. But, at least he can come to see me skate! Alright, I should get to bed. I'll see a lot of you soon!!!

GO TEAM WORLD!!!!

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3 weeks goes by fast! [06 Nov 2003|02:07am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Wow, has it really been 3 weeks since I last update? I don't believe it. I just been very busy girl. Busy training my little butt off, and things... well I haven't felt better about my skating in a long time and it feels so great to feel this way. But, not that things starting up for season I may update more so I can keep you guys updated!

I have skating event almost every week this month, it should be exciting! I have been popping in and out of SOI rehersals in Simsbury just getting down the basics, I will do most of the work at home because I think us guest stars are just performing solos and being in the opening and closing numbers. That really hasn't been finalized yet. But, right now I am in Habor Yard, CT getting ready for Katarina's show. It should be a good time, I know some of you here too! Masha is skating now too, I haven't seen her in very long time. I hope I run into her soon. One week from today we have Ice Wars which I cannot wait to make my competitive comeback for! It's going to be good, plus my birthday is Saturday next week! That is exciting too! Okay, well I should go to bed. I am quite tired. See lots of you soon. Goodnight.

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look! [15 Oct 2003|12:33am]
Look, this is me NOT forgetting I have a journal!! Who is proud of me? That's what I thought. I had two shows over the weekend. Evening of Champions in Boston was wonderful. It was such emotional skate for me, I think I cry at the end of program. It was so good to be back out on ice doing what I love. To see pictures from show, you can go here!! I got to meet a lot of fans after and they all tell me how happy they are that I am coming back, and it make me think that all this is worth it!

Now my next show is Kat's show and I cannot wait! I am just very excitied about them all this season. I feel refreshed! But, we have SOI rehersals first on Oct 30, which should be a lot of fun! But, I should go. Gene wants me in bed, now! ;)
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