:: 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)

zaterdag 25 september 2004

First: big thank-you to Stacker for once again fixing my computer from a distance of 4000 miles. VNC screen viewer is a wonderful thing - I simply sat and watched the mouse fly around the screen as he worked his magic, and when it was all done and I had defragmented, everything ran so much faster... ahhh...

I am most definitely in a do-nothing mood. There are a lot of little things fluttering around in my head, such as:

- how I should just do my TESL homework now and get it out of the way, yet can't find the motivation

- that I REALLY want the new Marco Borsato DVD, and, related, how I wish the mailing list would go to my Gmail account like it's supposed to, instead of defaulting back to Hotmail

- that I really didn't do as good a job as I could have done on those Smalley exercises and that I should take the effort to write the IPA symbols... and how I really don't care enough to actually do that, considering the exercises are nearly impossible and extremely discouraging

- how I have eaten WAY too much today for someone who only left the apartment to go to Publix (read: no sports involved in any way, shape, or form, unless flexing my driving foot and wallet count)

- that I wish my professor would post our exam grades, because I think I did well and want to know for sure - and, related, that I wish my Boswell grades would finally come through, because then my transcript will be complete. (Note: my GPA is now over 3.5, YAY!)

- that work better not be closed on Tuesday, as I want my check! That plus my National Merit check will let me pay the rent on Thursday.

- how I wish there were fewer than 83 days until Christmas break

- that I wish my swimming instructor would just answer my e-mail about the exam, already, and stop ignoring me... and, related, that I hope the hurricane doesn't affect the pool so badly that we can't swim on Monday, because I really want to.

- ...and, related, how I hope school isn't canceled on Monday

- that I wish Virgin Atlantic would answer my e-mail about specials... and how I wish even more that they'd just start running an Orlando special

- how I might want to write a thesis after all but have no earthly idea what I would write it on... second language acquisition? Bilingualism in children? Some sort of English-Dutch comparison? (Help me out here, Internet.)

- that I want to buy that North Face coat and a couple of UF T-shirts, and, related, how I want my financial aid like, NOW, so I won't feel so guilty about buying said items... and, related, that I'd also really like an iPod and a lightweight, fast laptop like Dad's Sony, and that I know those are pretty much just dreams, at least for now

- that I really need to back up my files again, on my mini-hard drive, and that I once again really don't have the inclination to do so, at least not right now.

I am now going to sign off and proceed with my doing nothing... to the strains of Norah Jones, Marco Borsato, and Billy Joel.

My last fascinating comment of tonight: the sixth Harry Potter book now has an official name: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Or am I just the last person on earth to find that out?

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