:: eye of the storm ::

About Me

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)

zondag 13 juni 2004

Forgot to mention... Faith got chased by a swan down at the lake yesterday, when we were having lunch. (We had some really, REALLY good Normandy cheese, too!) She went up close to the swan and tried to take a picture, and it kept walking towards her, so she thought "Oh, he's friendly!" Well, I remembered the geese at camp, who are absolutely not friendly, so I yelled to her to be careful, and so did the guide.

Then I turned back to talk to some other people at the table, but one woman who was facing the lake kept up a running commentary. "She's trying to take a picture... he's coming towards her... she's backing up... he's still coming towards her..." I sort of tuned it out, but a few seconds later she said, "And now she's running...." and sure enough, Faith was running full speed away from the swan, who was still advancing toward her. Luckily, he didn't chase her. We all cracked up, especially when she grabbed one of his feathers off the ground and called it her 'trophy' for getting away.

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