:: 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)

zaterdag 25 december 2004

But - something happy - I fixed my digital camera! It was taking a long time to 'complete' taking a picture (long shutter speed), meaning it was very sensitive to shaking, plus the pictures just didn't look 'crisp' like they should. This is a Sony 5.1 megapixel camera and it was performing like my el cheapo 3 megapixel. But I fixed it by doing something very simple on the Setup menu - changing the zoom to Precision instead of Smart! Now the shutter speed is fast and the focus is crisp and clear. We're going to the zoo tomorrow, and now my pictures will be good. Yay for me!

P.S. I just mailed three more businesses - Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airlines, and the Jacksonville Zoo - for help with my trip. I know the airlines won't help, but they're travel companies, so I thought it was at least worth a shot... maybe I'll get a lead. And the zoo, well, I'm a J-ville native and I will be walking through rainforests and going on safaris and all... maybe they'd be interested... you never know.

Hmm, the words 'travel company' just made me think of another possibility: STA. Off to mail again...

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