Jan 1, 2010!

Hello everyone!  I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and this blog of mine.  My name is Amanda.  My user name is KShai (that is pronounced kuh-sigh).  It’s a created name for a character of mine from Predator. I am a huge Predator fan.  Huge. Really.  Visit http://www.predatorfanfiction.webs.com for more on this.  This is actually my third website I’ve got up and running.  Well, the Predator site I started a year ago or so and it’s dedicated to my obsession about all things Predator, and my own fan fiction writings.  My other site, I hope you will visit is http://www.willowtreephotos.webs.com, which is a site totally dedicated to my desires to become an equine photographer.

So, Predator and horses… yep, that pretty much makes up about 90% of who I am.  I will be 31 this year, I’ve been riding horses since I was 13, and I’ve been a fan of Predator since I was 11.  These two things make up most of my life and both have driven me to do many things.. they’ve driven me crazy, driven me all over the country, driven me to plenty of hospital bills, and drove me to marriage.  I met my husband (also a Predator) at Dragon*Con (http://www.DragonCon.org) and I’ve been up and down America’s East coast and into Canada to tour as Predator around Sci-Fi conventions.  I’ve ridden horses in 4 different states around the North East, South, and MidWest and I’ve competed in horse shows in PA, NY, GA, and IL.

I am a woman of few, varied interests, and no talents.  As you’ve figured by now, I love Predator (and Science Fiction in General), Horses are my life force, and I also love photography (of horses, of course), video gaming, and cars.  I’m a Tom Boy as my husband would say. I think that is one of my redeeming qualities.  I’ve tried many things in life, but found that I have no real skills at all.  There was the time I was going to be a model, and I did some modeling but never got anyway, and the time I was going to be a singer.. LOL. Yeah. I wasn’t even good enough to get a solo in High School Chorus!  (Cover your ears if I start sining at any point on this blog).. anywho….. so my biggest driving factors in life are horses.  I would love to be a photographer, and I have a horse book in the working that is nearly complete.

I would very much like just once to be successful at something.  For a while I thought I was going to make it as a jumper rider, but it didn’t quite work out. I was jumping 4 foot, which is a good size fence, but I was not consistently good enough to be truly competitive at this level.  I still hope to compete in Dressage, but I know I’ll never see a Grand Prix ring (at least not without the camera in front of my face).

My other two websites are for the specific things they are for, this site will be filled with my thoughts and ramblings.. mostly, of course, about horses.  So, I am glad you’ve visited, please come back, and comments would be great.  My husband is sick of hearing my talk about what I’m doing with horses this week or next week or last month… so I figure, I’ll drive the Web crazy with my horsey stuff.   And everything else I can think of.

And a small show of my photography..  I will update this a plenty…But more can be seen on my photography site.. http://www.willowtreephotos.webs.com


About kshai1715

I am a lifelong equestrian, photography enthusiast, sci-fi lover, and sci-fi convention & costuming geek that also loves movies and video games. I am a hard working 30 something woman that survived cancer and am looking forward to a long, healthy, self-empowered life. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my horses (and the rest of my life) as much as I like writing about them.
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