Tonya began skating at the age of 3. On a trip to the Lloyd Center, Tonya watched other kids skating and wanted to try it. When she first stepped on the ice she made piles of shavings and ate them.
By the age of 8, Tonya did her first triple jump. (T.H. was the first woman to land a Triple Axle in competition.)
Tonya is in demand for speaking engagements, as a motivational speaker, especially to young people. People are amazed by the inner strength that she has, and many have expressed this to her, through letters and email. They write that she inspires them to keep going, when times have been rough for them. She has become a source of encouragement to many people. She is in the process of starting her own ISP (Iceskating.net), which should be up and running soon.
Tonya still loves to skate, and can still do the Triple Axle, although she doesn't feel the need to do it anymore.
Sunday, June 16, 2002 5:01 pm
Re: monsterpiece theatre
they made us watch it in Latin class in eight grade but the teacher hadn't
seen it and there's the part with the topless slave dancers!!! Derrick
Jacobi is the man, and there totally is a guy named posthumous. Just wait
till that Caligula names his horse a senator!!!
On Sun, 16 Jun 2002, Rebecka[h]h Rantovsky wrote:
> i'm watching the monsterpiece theater "i clavdivs" which my parents have
> on tape. it is hilarious! poison! british accents! acting!
> and it's shot on VIDEO or something! heavy eyeliner! british words like
> lavatory! caligula just set the house on fire. caligula is FUCKED UP,
> and he's only like nine. he's already killed his father by 1) poisoning
> him with belladonna, and 2) frightening him with apparitions of dead
> babies hidden under the floor tiles, cock's feather's smeared with blood
> hidden among the sofa cushions, and a kitten with rudimentary wings like
> half-chewed up in the kitchen or something. because his father,
> germanicus, was so superstitious. caligula also has sex with his sister
> or something. it's because he's so spolied.
> there is also a character named "posthumous!" seriously! this shit is
> great! and patrick stewart is in it!
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