Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Some fitness pictures I have compiled from last summer. Can't wait to look like that again!
Don't you hate it when you bite your lip...then you continue to bite that same spot throughout the day?

Sunday, February 24, 2002

Hooray!!! I finally cleared 12 feet at Big Tens! I placed seventh, due to misses. It was crazy, 9th through 4th place everybody had cleared 12 feet...but was organized due to misses. Unfortunately, all of my happiness was over shadowed by this. A freak accident, but it really makes you think about athletics. Some days I would be very upset about my preformance..but look at him.

About the decision, things turned out just fine. Take a look at the two second clip in the Playstation Pac Man commercial (will be on TV on Tuesday) just may recognize somebody.

Thursday, February 21, 2002

I never knew what it would feel like to make one of the biggest decisions of my life...............until tonight.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Oh goody...I knew it would come. I feel the one-week flu that everybody and their mothers has had coming on. Right before Big Tens...super.
This is freaky. I rode on this train with my parents when we traveled to Egypt.

Monday, February 18, 2002

These are fun........... Just goes to show how mature I REALLY am...I'm still doing these middle school surveys :)

1.Name: Shana
2.Nicknames: none, really 
4.Screen Name(s): shanaUW
5.Age:21 (22 in 2 weeks!)
6.Grade: Senior in college (thank GOD)
7.Sex:, really I am
8.Birthday: 3/3/1980
9.Zodiac Sign: the fish
10.Nationality: Proud to be an American........
11.Height: 5'4
12.Weight: more than you'd think
13.Hair Color: blonde, but the brown is growing back in
14.Eye Color: greenish brown, hazel, whatever
15.Hobbies: Here we go...Pole Vault, Gymnastics, Logrolling, Fitness, Karate, Cardio Karate, Triathlons, Kinesiology Club, UW Athletic Board, HDSA youth leader, HDSA steering committee, Student Athlete Advisory Board, and playing with my cat Kitty.

The CRUSH Side

1.Who do ya have a crush on: This really hot guy named Mike
2.What do you notice first about a person of the opposite sex:  That they are of the opposite sex
3.Your idea of a "perfect" date: Backpacking in the mountains, then dinner by the fire at night.
4.How romantic are you: I try to be pretty romantic, but I'm usually too busy
5.Ideal Girl/Guy: I'm with a pretty wonderful one...but if this is asking for physical features, I usually go for the scrawny ones.  I've never been one to date a huge muscular guy. 


1.Occupation: My dream job (don't laugh) is to be one of those girls on a work out show like Flex Appeal on ESPN.
2.Dream Car: Already driving my Neon
3.Marriage: Some day
4.How old: however old I am when I'm ready
5.Kids: One
6.Future daughter's name: Madison
7.Future son's name: I like several of them...I kind of like Martin because so many important people in my life had the name Marty.
8.Where will ya live: I'm really stuck on that one, I love Wisconsin, but I think I will let the hubby choose.
9.What are you doin tomorrow: Class, TA, Class, Track, Cardio Karate, then study for my exam on Wednesday.


1.Food: Snow Crab Legs
2.Drink: Chocolate Milk or Hot Chocolate
3.TV Show: I seriously don't watch much TV anymore.  I would have to say the news, or the Today show.  Oh my god I'm turning into my dad
4.Movie: The Princess Bride
5.CD: Anything with Backstreet Boys on the Cover
6.Band/Singer: Backstreet Boys, and Elvis
7.Color: Forest Green
8.Actor: Tom Hanks (for acting) and Devon Sawa (for looks)
9.Actress: Julia Roberts
10.Weekend Activity: anything but working or studying
11.Day of the week: Saturday
12.Month: school, and LOGROLLING
13.Book: Dude, I don't read those
14.Holiday: I don't know, I guess I'd have to say Christmas
15.Number: 8
16.Cookie: Sugar
17.Candy: Kit Kat
18.Phrase you overuse: Hardcore
19.Teacher: Mrs. Ruppert from third grade
20.Song: Backstreet's Back, and Heartbreak Hotel
21.Music Video: Britney Spears: Stronger, and Backstreet Boys: Everybody
22.Sport: Logrolling
23.Relative: I love my whole family
24.Friend: I love all my friends
25.State: The Dairy State, duh


1.Friends: enough
2.Best Friends: Tiffanie, Erin, and Christine
3.Funniest: Eli
4.Silliest: Erin
5.Loudest: Tara
6.Craziest: Tara
7.Skinniest: Tiffanie
8.Best at keeping secrets: Definitly not Tara...probably Erin
9.The one you have, but wish you didn't:  huh?
10.Smartest: Mike
11.Most innocent looking: Erin...but don't be deceived
12.Sweetest: Brian and Michelle
13.Hottest: I'm supposed to say Mike, right?  ;)
14.Weirdest: Doug
15.Most hyper: Erin and Tara
16.Biggest pervert: Eli
17.Most annoying: Doug but in a good way
18.Quietest: Michelle


1.NSYNC or BSB: hmmm, let me think, um...BACKSTREET BOYS
2.Peanut butter or jelly: Peanut Butter
3.Coke or Pepsi: I have been a coke fan ever since New Kids on the Block did an ad for them, but now Britney is doing commercials for Pepsi...decisions, decisions
4.Apples or oranges: Apples
5.Vanilla or chocolate: Chocolate
6.Flowers or candy: Flowers
7.TV or radio: Well, if I'm driving, I don't think it would be safe to watch TV.  But when I'm in my living room, I like to watch TV


1.Been on a plane: Every other frickin weekend
2.Cried in public: probably
3.Climbed a tree: Oh yeah
4.Fell asleep in a movie: I think once when I was little
5.Kissed a guy/girl: No girls, just guys
6.Met a celebrity: Yeah, Jay Leno, all of the olympic gymnasts, and my soon-to-be celebrity boyfriend Mike Betz
7.Met the president: nope, and no desire to meet this one
8.Had an online relationship: I did have an online friend for a few years, and he came to Madison and we hung out a bit...haven't heard from him recently though. 
9.Said "I love you" and meant it: Yes
10.Made prank calls: oh yeah
11.Gone skinny dipping: maybe...
12.Skipped school: not in High school...I do it all the time now
13.Gone to a theme park and checked out all da hot guys/girls: Erin, we never do that, now do we? heehehehe 


1.Bill Clinton: one of our greatest Presidents
2.Suckers: get between my toes when I logroll in Hayward
3.Sack: what they call a bag in Indiana
4.Pop: Bang
5.Dream: sleep
6.Love: my family
7.Whipped cream: that little incident with track a few years ago...I'm still looking for that picture!!!
8.South Park: not for kids, but DARN funny
9.Boy bands: Backstreet Boys!!!  Happiness!!!
10.Guys: always fun
11.Girls: can't live with out them
12.Christina: Augulara or whatever
13.Amanda: ?
14.Lion: Simba
15.Jordan: Mike
16.Alex: track coach
17.Mallory: ?
18.Jenn: jenna jameson
19.Marc: A friend of mine who has Huntington's Disease
20.Cow: my moo cow that I sleep with every night!
21.Tyler: My daddy's friend
22.Matt: dated one once
23.Death: don't like to think about that


1.Last time you showered: yesterday, hehe
2.If you were a crayon, what color would you be: one of those sparkly silver ones
3.How many buddies do you have on your buddy list: 65
4.Do you like this survey: I'm a sucker for these things
5.What is your phone numba: yeah right
6.Last CD you purchased: Britney Spears
7.Is Tupac alive: who cares
8.Thoughts on Britney Spears: My Idol
9.What does your screen name mean: Well, see, it's really name is Shana and I go to UW
10.Right, left or ambidextrous: right
11.What is on your mouse pad: i don't have one
12.What is under your bed: probably cat pee
13.Do you like the person who sent you this survey: yeah of course
14.Would you go out with the person that sent you this survey: Been there, done that
15.Of all the people you sent this to, who is the least likely to respond: I doubt anybody will. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2002

Holy crap, this is scary. Very true personality profile.

Monday, February 04, 2002

Boys are very strange. Whenever I come home, my roommate, Doug, will be playing a difficult strategy computer game, watching a Movie, and eating dinner...all at the same time. I am still working on walking and chewing gum simultaneously.

Sunday, February 03, 2002

So I just got back from Arkansas. What height did I clear? 11’6. what do I need to make it to nationals? At least 13 feet. Looks like it may not be happening this indoor season. Tara and Christine both cleared 12’4. I know I should be happy for them, but it always brings me down. I’ve been pole vaulting for almost 6 years, much longer than both of them, yet I still stink. I’m at the point where I just feel stuck. I’m a senior, this is it, and I am blowing it. Big Ten Outdoors will be here in Madison this year; my last track meet ever. I really want to do well, but I have no idea what it will take. It seems as though the better Tara and Christine do, the more my confidence drops. I need to grow up a bit and learn not to get so jealous.

I just watched the Super Bowl. Even though the Patriots won I still have a touching story I’d like to put up here. This is something you don’t see in a lot of people…
In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the intercom asking for a carry out at register 4. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. As he approached the check-out stand a distant smile caught his eye, the new check out girl was beautiful. She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was only 22) and he fell in love. Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited by the punch clock to find out her name. She came into the break room, smiled softly at him, took her card and punched out, then left. He looked at her card, BRENDA. He walked out only to see her start walking up the road. Next day, he waited outside as she left the supermarket, and offered her a ride home. He looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see her again, outside of work. She simply said it wasn't possible. He pressed and she explained she had two children and she couldn't afford a baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter. Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date for the following Saturday. That Saturday night he arrived at her door only to have her tell him that she was unable to go with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled. To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let’s take the kids with us." She tried to explain that taking the children was not an option, but again not taking no for an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda brought him inside to meet her children. She had an older daughter who was just as cute as a bug, Kurtis thought, then Brenda brought out her son, in a wheelchair. He was born a paraplegic with Down syndrome. Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why the kids can't come with us?" Brenda was amazed. Most men would run away from a woman with two kids, especially if one had disabilities. Just like her first husband and father of her children did. That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her son needed anything Kurtis would take care of him. When he needed to go to the rest room, he picked him up out of his chair, took him, brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with. A year later, they were married and Kurtis adopted both of her children. Since then they have added two more kids. So what happened to the stock boy and check out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner, now live in St. Louis, where he is employed by the St. Louis Rams and plays quarterback.