Thursday, March 28, 2002

Well, this is it. Final day in Cali. And it’s stinkin' raining out!!! Today is supposed to be our day to go to Venice Beach and hang out. Hopefully they have some nice shops. Maybe I can sneak away and go to Gold’s Gym to see all of my idols!!! Good thing I have film left.
The past few days have been fairly routine. Wake up, bike, study by the pool, practice, eat, go to the mall, then go to bed. A few nights ago we went to Universal Studio’s CityWalk. It was super cool…but not quite as neat as the one in Florida. We were all hoping we could go dancing and stuff, but since only a few of us are over 21, that didn’t happen. We did eat in a really nice restaurant and enjoyed the shops. And as usual, we had to fight off the hords of men trying to hit on Tara.
So far there has been lots of training, and lots of sun. I just wish I had this one final day with sun!!! Oh well, it has been a fun week.
Tomorrow morning (tonight) J.R. will pick me up from the airport and I get to play in the Twin Cities for the weekend. I’ll bet it’s a lot colder there…
So the question of the week is…do I, or do I not move out here? Whenever I’m in Madison I always say there would be no way I would leave. But when I’m out here I see how many opportunities there are for me. I totally feel like I fit in much better here…except the whole lumberjack /logrolling thing.
Okay, time for breakfast.

Monday, March 25, 2002

So, I’m in LA right now. I LOVE California! I’m still seriously thinking of living here someday…
Nothing way too exciting has happened so far. We arrived on Friday afternoon, practiced, and crashed. The next day was our fun meet, at CSUN. Everything that could have gone wrong did. Our poles were lost by the airline. If anybody can explain to me how a huge 14-foot long tube can get lost…I’d like to know. It is now Monday, and they still haven’t been located. Anyway, we had to borrow poles, which is VERY scary; plus they didn’t have the poles I needed. On top of that, we had a strong wind. This was our first time outside vaulting since last May. Even better…it started raining halfway through. I have no idea how I still managed to clear 11 feet, but somehow I pulled it off. Guess I will have to get my butt into gear this week if I want to make it to Nationals.

Yesterday (Sunday) we all went for a run at Malibu Beach. It was so beautiful! After the run us vaulters walked around the rocks with Spencer and found all sorts of starfish and crabs. It was a beautiful day! After the beach we went to Santa Monica Pier. I got a henna tattoo around my belly button. It looks pretty sweet. That’s probably as close to a real tattoo as I will get. :) When we got back I fell asleep pretty early.

This morning Christine and I got up and biked for a while, then studied by the pool. Practice today was HELL. We still don’t have our poles, so we vaulted on the other team’s poles again. We vaulted for a long time, then lifted super hard. So not only am I super sore and tired, I’m also fried like a lobster. One day I will figure this sunscreen thing out…
Tonight I’m going out to dinner with my dad (he is also out here on vacation). After the week is over, I will hop off the plane in Minneapolis and spend the weekend with J.R. and Travis, logrolling and having some fun. Being is California is wonderful. It’s really getting my mind off of my problems. If any of my professors are reading this…can I stay here a bit longer please?

Sunday, March 24, 2002

I'm in LA for spring break training!!! More info to come...gotta go to practice!

Thursday, March 14, 2002

Yes, it's true. I'm the lumberjill biting it on the new Pac Man World commercial.
Although I haven't seen it yet, I was told they changed the color of my shorts to yellow. If I had known they were going to alter me, I would have asked for a larger chest.........

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

The most RANDOM Survey I have ever taken:

  1. Name: Shana Leah Martin
  2. Birthday: 3/3/1980
  3. Favorite color of nail polish: Silver Chrome
  4. Number of guys/girls you have kissed (like a REAL kiss): only 1 in the past year and a half...not giving out any numbers though :)
  5. Your craziest Dream: I have crazy ones every night.  I honestly can’t think of a good one right now…
  6. What kind of cell phone do you have: Piece of crap Nokia-original.  Now that my contract is up, I get a much nicer one in a week!!!
  7. If you were offered $500,000, would you pose in playboy/girl: I’d really like to say no…but that’s a lot of money……
  8. If you were banished from your current city, where would you move and why: I’ve always dreamed of living out in LA…but knowing me,
     if I had to leave, I would probably go somewhere near Minneapolis.
  9. What is the craziest sport you have tried: Well, not only have I tried logrolling…I am a professional!  No Laughing!
  10. Have you ever worn a whipped cream bikini: oh boy…sophomore track “photo scavenger hunt” I am STILL looking for that picture!!!
  11. If you had 1million dollars, what would you do with it: Honestly?  I’m sure Mike and my dad would make me put most of it into the bank…
    but I would only do that after I took a nice trip, bought a new house, and fixed the dent in my neon. 
  12. What would your ideal job be: K, don’t laugh.  I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls on the work out shows on ESPN,
    like Flex Appeal.  I said no laughing.
  13. If you went to the pet store tomorrow, what animal would you come home with: I’m a sucker for kitty cats.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if I became one of those crazy cat ladies one day.
  14. How much schooling have you had/do you plan to get: I will graduate in December with a BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science.
    For now I have NO plans for grad school. 
  15. What was your most favorite class you have ever taken: Probably the adapted fitness class here at UW.  I took it as a student helper to
    help people with disabilities get on workout programs, or regain their day-to-day functions.  I’m now the TA of that class.
  16. If an actor/actress were to play you in your life story, who would that be: Since Britney Spears has proved she can act, and she is
    totally my idol, I would definitely choose her.
  17. What actor/actress would you most like to see naked: All 5 of the Backstreet Boys…okay, they aren’t actors…but I still wouldn’t mind.
  18. What did you/will you wear to your senior prom: Well, I went to two, Quade’s and my own.  Here are the pictures:  Middleton Prom   
    Memorial Prom- this shot doesn’t show you the full dress, but everybody said it made me look like Zena.  I thought it was pretty sweet.
  19. Do you have a crazy family:  Crazy in an UNDERSTATEMENT. 
  20. What was your all time favorite Halloween Costume you sported: I would have to go with the year I was Britney Spears.  I went to State Street (the place to go in Wisconsin on Halloween) when it was less than 30 degrees out.  I was wearing an itty-bitty see through top, and some thin pants.  It was dark, so nobody really noticed the top...except for some DJs from Z104...who were nice enough to SAY MY NAME on the radio and what I was wearing.  I got in a bit of trouble for that one...
    At least I wasn't as bad as the track guys in their thongs.(Yes, I actually dated TWO of those guys...)   They are the stars of the night every year.
  21.  List the most interesting thing you can think of about the person who sent this to you:  She fell out of a tree when she was 10.  Okay, that’s
              not very interesting, but it sure does explain a lot.


Monday, March 11, 2002

Uh Oh, I'm in trouble............

It has come to the attention of the medical community, that a new and deadly health threat is sweeping the nations workers, especially those with type A personalities, it appears that many are dropping Dead due to the "Busy Syndrome" these individuals are So "Busy" that they are forgetting to Breath. Updates as they arrive.

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Please take a moment to consider this serious matter:

Monday, March 04, 2002

1. What time is it? 8:58am
2. Name as it appears on your birth certificate: Shana Leah Martin

3. Nickname: none

4. Parents names: George and Debby

5. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 22...although I didn't get a cake yesterday....but Mike took me out to a yummy dinner!

6. Date that you regularly blow them out? March 3rd...yesterday!!!

7. Pets: at home my favorite kitty in the whole world, Cleo, and at my apartment another kitty...yes her name is kitty...and my lepord gecko Elvis.

8. Eye color: Greenish Brown

9. Hair color: um......some blonde, some brown

10. Piercing: 4 in my right ear (including the nook) and 1 in my left

11.Tattoo: no thank you

12. How much do you love/hate your job? Supreme Heath and Fitness:  The best job I could ever have.  I love the people there, I love my bosses, and I love helping get people into shape.  Madtown Twisters Gymnastics: a lot of fun to work with the kids...but some days I get pay back for how naughty of a kid I was in gymnastics class.  Logrolling Teacher: Love it!  It's a dying sport and we need more kids in it!

13. Favorite color(s): Forest Green

14. Hometown: Madison, WI

15. Current residence: Madison, WI

16. How many brothers/sisters? None

17. Been to Africa? Can't say that i have

18. Been toilet papering? nope, but I've been the victim a few times

19. Loved somebody so much it made you cry? yea

20. Been in a car accident? Yep, not anything huge though

21. Croutons or bacon bits? none

22. Sprite or 7-Up? diet sprite

23. Favorite movie: The Princess Bride

24. Favorite Holiday: I dunno, christmas?

25. Favorite day of the week: Saturday

26. Favorite word or phrase: hard core

27. Favorite toothpaste: Crest

28. Favorite restaurant: Red Lobster for the seafood lover in me!

29. Favorite flowers: Roses

30. Favorite alcoholic drink:  ick

31. Favorite sport to watch/play: Logrolling, gymnastics

32. Preferred type of ice cream: Chocolate please

33. Favorite Sesame Street character: Big Bird

34. Disney or Warner Bros: Disney

35. Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Subway

36. When was your last hospital visit? I go there all the time to eat in the cafeteria. :) 

37. color is your bedroom carpet? Off White

38. How many times did you fail your drivers test? never

39. Who is the last person you got e-mail from before
this?  I haven't emailed anybody today...sent an IM to Mike

40. At which single store would you choose to max out
your credit card? The Nike Outlet Store

41. What do you do most often when you are bored? Play on the puter, work out

42. Name the person that you are friends with that lives the farthest away: Kristy in Cali

43. The most annoying thing people ask me? Oh there's a bunch...."How much can you bench?"  "What are your biceps measurements?"  "Do you actually roll logs in the water?"  "They let women pole vault now?"

44. Bedtime: As early as possible

45. Who will respond the quickest? bah

46. Who is the person you sent this to that is least
likely to respond? bah

47. Favorite all time TV show: 90210, but that's over now, so Who's Line is it Anyway rocks

48. Last person you went out to dinner with: Mike took me out to dinner last night for my birthday!

49. Last movie you saw in the theatre: Couldn't tell ya...I do want to see CrossRoads though.

50. Time when you finished this survey: 9:11am

Sunday, March 03, 2002

I bought myself a birthday present yesterday. I have yet to put it down. :)

Saturday, March 02, 2002

My dad spent the last week sitting on this jury. He had to see all of the gruesome pictures, and hear this poor little girl talk. There is one place for her mother and stepdad....and it's very very hot down there.

Friday, March 01, 2002

This is logrolling.  Come watch this guy and some logrolling this weekend at the Capital Splash logrolling Tournament.
Warm Ups start at 10am, competition starts at 10:30.  See you at the Madison West YMCA on Sunday, March 3rd!

Update:  Tournament was cancelled thanks to the wonderful snow storm.  Snow date TBA.