Thursday, December 26, 2002


Why have I not put these pictures up under the fitness section yet? I will admit to having a hardcore blonde moment. I accidently deleted the password for uploading my website, so I cannot change the actual site until they (the university) resets it. Whoops. :)


I'm off to Southern Illinois to visit some family for the next few days.  I finally finished packing my things for Connecticut too.  What a long day it was!  I'm sitting here in my room with nothing but me, Kitty, Elvis (my gecko) and my computer.  I never realized until now how much stuff I had until today! 

So I'm toying with the idea of selling autographed 8x10's off of this website.  It's totally not a Shana thing to do, but I've had several requests...and all of the other fitness girls are doing it. :)  Anyway, let me know what ya think.  It just seems so selfish to sell pictures of myself, but hey, I guess that's how the business goes. 

Well, it's time for me to go and sleep in the back seat of the van while Daddy drives for 7 hours.  Bye bye!

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Merry Christmas!

This is the time of year I realize that not only do I have a wonderful (I didn't say they weren't incredibly strange...) family, but also great friends.  Today Erin and her family made my day by inviting me to celebrate Christmas with them.  We had a blast!  And I ate too much as usual.  Although I ended up spending Christmas Eve with my mom and dad, Doug and his family also invited me to dinner.  I know that no matter what happens to me, I am always surrounded by loving and caring people.  Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

New E-mail Address

After an evening of fiddling, I have a new e-mail address!  (Because I'm all cool and graduated, I can no longer use the address).


Remember that!  Merry Christmas and all of that good stuff.

Monday, December 23, 2002

All Gradumacated

What a week!  Work, Miles, finals, graduation....blah!!!

Thank you to everybody who came to my party to celebrate my graduation!  We had a blast!

The next few days will include a lot of sleeping, eating, packing, and sleeping.  :)  Actually, tomorrow my dad and I are going up to Stillwater, Minnesota to pick up another log for the logrolling program here in Madison.  That will be a full day.  Christmas day I am going over to Erin's in the morning, then spending the rest of the day with my Mom and Dad.  The next day we will drive down to southern Illinois to visit my cousin Della and her family.  After a few days there I fly out to Denver to go skiing in Vail, Colorado with Miles for New Years Eve and Day.  Then off to Boulder to meet his fam.  I then come back to Madison, pack up my shizzle, get Kitty sedated, and drive out to Connecticut.  Whew. 

While taking Miles to the airport today, we saw the cutest dog, with only three legs.  It was incredible how well it hopped around with out a problem!  I am still set on getting a Greyhound someday when I'm all settled in a house that can hold a dog.  Miles is convinced that they aren't the best house dogs and I should get a Rhodesian Ridgeback.  Not that I will be getting a dog anytime soon, but it is fun to read up on them.  On this topic, I'd like to end with a funny:

1. Blaming your flatulence on me...not funny...not funny at all.
2. Yelling at me for barking...I'M A DOG!!
3. How you naively believe that the stupid cat isn't all over everything while you're gone.
4. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?
5. Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose...stop it!
6. Yelling at me for rubbing my butt on your carpet. Why'd you buy carpet?
7. Getting upset when I sniff the laps of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
8. How you act disgusted when I lick myself.
9. Dog sweaters.  Have you noticed my fur?
10. Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.
11. When you pick up the poop piles in the yard. Do you realize how far behind schedule that puts me?
12. Taking me to the vet for "the big snip," then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back.
13. The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! What a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Almost Over!!!

My last day of classes EVER.  WAHOO!!!  And what a day it was...

    During adapted fitness Tim (the professor) asked if I am starting to get emotional about being done with school and going to Connecticut.  Of Course I have to be all studly and say not at all, that I was pumped to be done (when in fact, I cried walking past Camp Randall Stadium last night).  So anyway, I was walking to another room to check up on some of the students and I saw a Felly's Flower guy.  So I totally had to go watch him to see who he was bringing flowers for.  They were for me!  Half a dozen roses!    The card read, "In deep appreciation for seeing us as individuals and treating us as a family.  Your dedication is part of our achievement. -Adapted Fitness"  The clients and Tim were responsible for the flowers.  Then they all clapped for me and wished me luck.  I totally had to leave the room, it was way too much.  What a wonderful feeling...I couldn't have had a more wonderful graduation present. 
    The next class period Brian came in with an ER bracelet and his finger all tied up.  He was biking to McClain and fell off of his bike.  He didn't notice anything so he biked the rest of the way there.  When he got there, his glove was all bloody and there was a lump.  Then the trainers cut his glove off, the finger was pointing in three different directions!  The thing had been dislocated at all three joints AND came through the skin!  YUCK!
    When I returned from all of that, I got a message from Miles...he convinced the insurance company to pay me $1,200 for my transmission!  It's a long story, but basically a local auto shop here in Madison ruined my transmission while installing a new radiator.  Miles took it upon himself to pursue the matter...and after two months of hard work...he got my money back!!!
    Tonight I finished (pretty much anyway) my Christmas/Chaunamus shopping.  Yippie!  Now I have that shopping know the kind I am talking about. 

    Last night I volunteered at the local Planned Parenthood here in Madison.  All we did was fold newsletters, but I got to meet some really interesting folks.  We also watched a video about abortion before it was legal.  *I'm about to get a bit political here, so if this stuff bothers you, please stop reading.*  The ignorance of some people to think abortions need to be made illegal sickens me.  Before abortions were legal (contraceptives were also illegal at this time) many women who were told, they would die if they gave birth, were raped, or were very sick, were still refused proper abortions.  Abortion is NOT used as a form of birth control.  It is an emergency procedure that every woman should have the right to.  I wish all people were made to see that video.  It shows what women had to go through, and will have to go through again if conservatives get their way.  No human should ever have to experience that suffering. 

Okay, done blabbing.  I'm off to teach logrolling.  Have a great evening everybody!

Quiz Time!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Got the Pictures Back!!!

I finally got my pictures from the photo shoot last month back!  I got many, but only posted a few.  Hope you like them!  After the first of the year, Mike and I will redesign this site a bit, using the new pictures.



Monday, December 09, 2002

Exciting Time of Year...

Yeah, so no posts for a while.  That would be due to the fact that I've been SO FRIGGIN BUSY!

So where to start?  I just joined a group called VOX: "Voices for Planned Parenthood".  Unfortunately, I will only be able to attend one meeting before I leave Madison, but I'm excited to see what they are all about.  I will also be volunteering at the Madison Planned Parenthood facility for a few hours on Wednesday.  For more information on VOX or how to help Planned Parenthood, visit:

I am very excited to announce (as many people are already well aware of this) that Paul Soglin is running for mayor again!  I am committed to doing whatever I can to help for as long as I am in Madison.  I grew up under his leadership, and have always shared similar views.  He will be a necessary change for the local government.  Anyway, this Tuesday I will be helping out with his first fundraiser.  :)

I will be hosting The Capital Splash amateur logrolling tournament here in Madison this Sunday.  I hope to have a great turnout!  We still need to recarpet one of our logs, but besides that we are totally prepared!  

This is my last week of classes, and all of my big projects and presentations are finally complete!  Only a few final exams and I am done with school forever!!!  Miles arrives in a week and will be hanging around Madison during finals week.  Hopefully I will have most of my studying done by then!  Remember, mark your calendars for December 22nd!  That's graduation day and open house(2pm)/PARTY(6pm)!!!

So Heather and Amy went to their Winter Formal the other night.  I really miss those dances!  And if I ever get a hold of the guy that took Amy and upset her so much....oh man, you don't wanna know.  hehe.  Heather also has a web journal that she updates at:

Several Fitness websites did a write-up about me and I exchanged links with them.  Please check out their sites from my links page!

I should be receiving my pictures from the photo shoot a month ago in the mail today.  I will post them ASAP!!!