:: eye of the storm ::

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A 27-year-old PA student who wants to visit all seven continents, write a book, work at a pediatric clinic in Africa, and basically meet as many of the world's challenges as possible.

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Life List

(already accomplished)

Become a PA

Visit all 7 continents

Take a SwimTrek trip

Bike through Western Europe

Raft the Grand Canyon

Improve my Spanish proficiency

Go on safari in Africa

Trace my roots at Ellis Island

Vacation in Hawaii

Work on a hospital ship in a Third World country

Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Visit all 50 states (29 to go: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY)

See the ruins at Pompeii

Swim in Capri's Blue Grotto

Tour Mt. Vesuvius

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

Tour the Colosseum

Visit the D-Day beaches

See the Mona Lisa

Visit the palace at Versailles

See the Acropolis and Parthenon

See the Egyptian pyramids

Hike the Inca Trail

Walk El Camino Santiago

Take an Alaskan cruise

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise

Hike Table Mountain in South Africa

Climb through the Amazon canopy

Walk at least part of the Great Wall of China

Get laser hair removal

Learn to surf, ski, and snowboard

Learn to drive a stick-shift

Learn to play the piano

Go on a tropical cruise

Ride horseback on the beach

Ride in a hot air balloon

Get tickets to the Olympics

Go to adult Space Camp

Witness a shuttle launch from up close

Build a full-sized snowman

Sew a quilt out of my old race T-shirts

Update and continue my Life Scrapbook

Become the oldest person to ever do the River Run

Live to be a happy, healthy 100 years old - at least!

(unlikely dreams)

maandag 17 mei 2004

OK, ALLES IS GEREGELD!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going home on 21 June. If you look at the counter on the right, you'll see that it's changed... and I'm going to work at Ton-A-Wandah, and I'm probably getting a Nokia 6820, and everything is working out great!

Oh, and check this out. I don't get any response from the guy for two weeks, and when I email (disapproving of his recruitment skills but not overly nasty - you guys know I'm good at that balance, and even Mom said it was a good letter) to tell him I'm not interested anymore, I get an instant reply. Check this out:

Hi Jess-Sorry for not getting back to you sooner however we did find someone else for the position.I think you will find in life that immeadiate gratifacation is not always possible.Im sorry if you feel I did not get back to you soon enough however I also dont need a lecture on how to conduct my buisness.In retrospect we obviously made the right decision in not hiring you.What made you feel you were the only one being considered for this position?Relize that the whole world does not revolve around you and your schedule.Please do not contact us again.

Hmm, no spaces between sentences, no apostrophes or commas, run-on sentences, and spelling errors... all packed into a seven-sentence email from a supposed business professional. Impressive. In a bad way.

Here's what I replied:

OK, then how about a lecture on proper spelling and punctuation?

It would have been nice to at least know that there was a consideration going on; as it was I was totally in the dark. I notice that you replied immediately that you had found someone else; if that's true, I would have appreciated being told. Don't worry, you won't hear from me again. Best of luck this summer.

LOL. Asshole. He's totally fricking illiterate. Like Mom said, no wonder he didn't e-mail me back. Yes sir, and 'in retrospect, I obviously made the right decision in BLOWING YOU OFF.'

Yay for Camp Ton-A-Wandah.

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