October 06, 2004


This wildcard option is a great idea, and I am going to take the opportunity o talk about myself :)

So yes, I am Miss Shanna Rae DeFrances, 22 years old, and my birthday is coming up on October 23rd-yeah!!! Of course I am a Scorpio, who loves and cherishes life, though I must admit can be quite unfair at times. Depending what mood I am in, I can be very talkitive or completely shy.

I am the oldest of five children in my family, and my parents have intstilled in me morals and values in guiding me to make wise decisions in life. It is important for me to help lead my sister and three brothers up and down bright paths in their lives. I always make time to do things with my siblings, whether it is helping them with school or going to a pumpkin patch.

Being the first born, my father took me under his wing and taught me how to manuever all kinds of equipment. Because of my father I know how to ride quads and dirtbikes, which was put on my first Honda 50 at age five, drove the Rabbit (type of car) on the farm at age 8, manuever a Farmall tractor, dumptruck and bacchoe. I still enjoy riding all of these things with wheels.

Yes, I am one of those college students who still lives under my parents roof; thus my family lives on a farm, primarily just fields. We do not have any farm animals. However, we do have two dogs, a German short-haired pointer-Zoey, and a beagle-Scrappy. I love dogs, but really I cherish all animals.

I love to be out in nature, and I am so into the arts, whether music, material or drama, I enjoy it all. It is amazing how we all have potential to create wonderous things. When I have time for art, I usually make works related to a nature theme. I enjoy painting, working with clay especially, and creating collages.

I graduated from Seton Hill In May of 2004 with a B.A. in art therapy, and I am here to get my teacher certification in art education. I am extremely friendly, so please do not hesitate to speak with me. One of my favorite mottos is, "At least one hug a day will keep the blues away".

Posted by ShannaDeFrances at October 6, 2004 12:49 PM


You are the oldest of five children?? Wow, that's pretty cool. I am the oldest of four children. Being a first born child has many advantages. :) Don't feel bad that you are still living under your parents' roof. It's quite alright. I am also living with my parents, since I chose to commute to college. I believe that people should spend a lot of time with their family, while it lasts. Because, sooner or later, you are going to be on your own, so why not take the advantage of living with family, if you have the opportunity to do so.


Posted by: NabilaUddin at October 6, 2004 04:28 PM

Miss Shanna D....

I am an only child. A scorpio. And I also happily commute. I did the living at college thing and now know, my soul is that of a senior citizen: I need to be around the more mature set or I will lose focus and my ability to be serious. I love people our age, too, don't get me wrong...I just don't want to live with a bunch of strangers, it isn't natural. Shanna, thank you for making me feel welcome at SHU. Looking forward to the ways of the wig...;)_

Posted by: Katie Aikins at October 9, 2004 10:29 PM

It's great to hear some personal info about someone. It humanizes us and puts us on a more personal level with one another. I am a scorpio too. (The best sign in the zodiac, I might add!) :) Anyway I wanted you to check out this blog if you get a chance. It is about one of your poems that you did for the poetry slam. I had a question on the interpretation and I thought what a better way to find the answer than ask the person who recited it. Thanx...SCORPIOS RULE! HAHAHA!

Posted by: Jennifer Haun at October 10, 2004 09:01 PM

Shanna, I don't know if I am supposed to post my comment here or on the comment you made to my blog...but I know you will get it if it is here. Anyway, I love jazz, hip-hop, ballet and just freestyle dancing. I would love to take a class also. I quit when I was 18. I would like to take a salsa class or something like that. We should find somewhere and take a class together!!! I love watching people breakdance too. I could never do that though cause you have to be really strong. My email is pocohontas37@hotmail.com if you want to email me sometime.

Posted by: Jennifer Haun at October 12, 2004 03:32 PM
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