:: 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)

woensdag 21 juli 2004

Yes, the colors are different again. I've decided that I hate the new title and the new banner, and also that I am changing layouts and titles and such entirely too often. So my new title, which I'm hoping to keep permanently, is EYE OF THE STORM... for several reasons. It started because I took an awesome close-up picture of my eyes which I'm planning to make into a banner when I get back. I was thinking, OK, a title that I won't have to change again, which has 'eyes' in it. 'Eye of the Storm' just sort of popped into my head during lunch one day, and I like it for two reasons. First, because my nickname is Stormy, so it has sort of a literal meaning... and second, for the figurative meaning that this website is like the eye of the storm, the area of calm in the center of my all-too-crazy life. Like it? I did.

The problem is that I obviously can't use Photoshop (for another 17 days) since I'm still locked away up in the mountains, so I just fell back on the only banner I had with green in it, and tried to match the old colors as best I could. The color is weird on this monitor, so if it looks hideous, please either comment or mail and let me know. I thought those were the numbers for the colors I had before, but I'm not sure. And remember, it has to be 1024 x 768 or higher resolution, otherwise it looks awful; there's no sidebar at all.

I hate the fact that I always think of all sorts of things I want to write about, then forget them when I actually get to a computer. I know one of them was my growing frustration at the closed-minded people I seem to encounter on a daily basis - after living in Holland, I'm becoming increasingly unable to tolerate certain things about America - but that's another story. There's not too much more to say except that I went white-water rafting today, I might be getting Lasik on my eyes, and I am about to go eat enchiladas with 4 camp friends, yay!!!

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