I didn’t know he cared . . . “my” boat!

I was just sayin’ to someone the other day that I was surprised to see so many Shalannas (all the rest of them around 24 years old or thereabouts, as far as I can tell–and it was around 1983-1984 when I started on CompuServe and FidoNet as “Shalanna” screen name, hmm) on the ‘net, as Mama and I thought we had invented the name by mashing up “Sheila” and “Lana.” But this was REALLY cool–a trawler in Scotland. And he even spells it MY way! (Some of the women on the ‘net don’t double the “n,” and that was a matter for debate here as well. We went with the emphasis.)

Doesn’t it mean, when a guy names his boat after you, that he’s in . . . luuuuurve?? **grin**

Port Registry: Banff
Name: Shalanna BF843
Type of Gear: Twin Rig Trawl
Main Target Species: Prawns
Date: 27th August 2007
Where Seen: Fraserburgh Harbour, Scotland
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=62759

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Author: shalanna

Shalanna: rhymes with "Madonna" and "I wanna," and is not a soundalike with "Hosanna" or "Sha-Na-Na." Aging hippie with long hair, husband, elderly mother, and yappy Pomeranian. I've been writing since I could hold a crayon. I started with fiction, which Mama said was "lying." “Don’t tell stories,” she would admonish, in Southern vernacular. “That's all in your imagination!” When grownups said this, they were not approving. So, shamed, I stopped telling stories for a few years--rather, I stopped letting anyone read them. I'm married to a fellow computer nerd who doesn't really like hearing about writing, but who reads sf/fantasy and understands the creative drive. I'm actually a nonconformist/hippie still wearing bluejeans and drop earrings and the Alice-in-Wonderland hair with headbands and sandals. Favorite flavor is chocolate/orange, favorite color is either Dreamsicle orange (cantaloupe) or bubble-gum pink, favorite musical is either Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror, or The Producers . . . wait, I also love The Music Man. Is this getting way too specific and irrelevant yet? Obvious why I don't sell a ton of flash fiction, isn't it? To define oneself, I always say, it is good to make a list. How about a booklist? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, Cheaper by the Dozen C.S.Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (all the Narnia books) J.R.R.Tolkien,The Hobbit/LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy Gail Godwin, The Odd Woman F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (before dismissing it, actually read it) George Orwell, 1984 Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Donna Tartt, The Secret History Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn James Allen, As A Man Thinketh Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum Winnie-the-Pooh/House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie The KJV and NIV Bible (each translation has its glories)

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