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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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(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)

zondag 30 mei 2004

This list has been circulating through the LiveJournal community; it’s a list of book titles. The idea is to bold the ones you’ve read, italicize those you’ve started but never finished, underline those on your to-read list, then add three of your own and post to your LiveJournal. I like the idea; however, the list has now grown to over 400 books, and Blogger does not use LJ-cuts (links to allow you to link long items or pictures in a separate location), so out of those 400, I’ve just listed the ones with bold print (67), italics (23), or an underline (7). All in all, I’ve got 97 books, which is almost 25% of the list – not bad!

Books I’ve Read:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Louis Carroll
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
The BFG, Roald Dahl
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
The Twits, Roald Dahl
Holes, Louis Sachar
The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean M. Auel
The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ½, Sue Townsend
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
Danny, Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
George’s Marvelous Medicine, Roald Dahl
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
Candide, Voltaire
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith
Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
Witch of Blackbird Pond, Joyce Friedland
The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
The Giver, Lois Lowry (***AMAZING BOOK!!!***)
James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
The Green Mile, Stephen King (***ALSO AMAZING!!!***)
Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
The Witches, Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web, E. B. White
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
Goosebumps, R. L. Stine
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover
The Miracle Worker, William Gibson
The Iliad, Homer
Tiger Eyes, Judy Blume
The Awakening, Kate Chopin
The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams
The Odyssey, Homer
Medea, Euripides
Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson

Books I’ve Started (But Not Finished):

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin
1984, George Orwell
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
Animal Farm, George Orwell
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
It, Stephen King
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Jester
Beowulf, Anonymous
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
Paradise Lost, John Milton
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
The Silver Chair, CS Lewis

Books I Want to Read:

The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Red Dragon, Thomas Harris
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
The Cider House Rules, John Irving

…Anybody else have a recommendation? Leave a comment!


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