Shanna Riley

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About me

Industry Government
Occupation I.T. Tech/Web Designer
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Introduction In a land where ghosts and ghost stories were as common and accepted as the gray, curling moss dripping from the oak and pecan trees, the art of storytelling was a rite of passage in any young Southerners' life. As for myself, quite literally raised "on the bayou", I was not immune to this bard-like existence. Writing since I could hold a pen, I have put out an extensive mess of words that have, over the years, accumulated into a myriad of web sites, blogs, and even a few published works. Words do not – yet – a paycheck make, however, and I currently pay the bills in a government job wherein I am titled i.t. tech and web designer. I keep up my geeky street cred with a website ( and blog ( I reside in Louisiana's lovely capital city of Baton Rouge with my boyfriend of eight years (now fiance), five cats, and a fish named Google. And, no, my other car is not a pirogue.
Interests Writing, graving, reading, research, gaming, genealogy, quotes, religion, anime, web design, tea, learning, spiritual enlightenment, computers, virtual existence...
Favorite Movies Saved!, Braveheart, Practical Magic, What Dreams May Come, The Hours, Isadora, My Neighbor Totoro, Memoirs of a Geisha, Waiting
Favorite Music Def Leppard, Tabla Beat Science, Zakir Hussain, Westside Chemical, Moshang, Outkast, Everything But the Girl, Crystal Method, Bhai Gaitonde, Garbage, Paul Oakenfold, Tool, Kamalesh Maitra, Bush, Korn, Bill Laswell, Linkin Park, Wax Poetic, Desert Dwellers, Madonna, Prodigy, The Bombay Dub Orchestra, Counting Crows, Govinda, Thievery Corporation, BT, Shea Seger, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, The Fugees, Karsh Kale, Alicia Keys, Jam & Spoon, Tori Amos, Vijay Ghate, Fuel, Seether, Evanesence, Dan Fogelberg, Bob Marley, George Michael, Missy Elliott, Nickelback, No Doubt, Moby, Midival Punditz, The Black Crowes, Seven Mary Three, Yogesh Samsi, Vanessa Mae, Alice in Chains, The Chemical Brothers
Favorite Books The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, Star Signs by Linda Goodman, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffennegger, The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow

What's the best time you've ever had licking stamps?

When I changed to using a sponge instead of my tongue.