:: 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 1 december 2004

Well, it's officially December! Are we excited? :)

I'm sitting in one of the campus libraries, killing time until 16:00... I didn't see any point in going home. I had my normal Wednesday regime, plus an out-of-class linguistics quiz (perfect score, yeah!), and in an hour and a half, I have my first physical therapy appointment. I'm not sure there's all that much they can do with such an old problem, but it's free and can't hurt. At least now I can say I tried.

Actually, maybe I should make them extend that massage to the rest of my body. I went and swam with the Masters team (the group R coaches) again last night, and this time I swam 3000 meters. You can tell she's an Olympian - jots down individual workouts for every level like it's nothing. She knows exactly how much we can do and how fast we can do it, almost right down to the second. I like seeing that other side of her - normally, all I see is my friend, lounging around the living room with me, watching the WB and talking about everything under the sun (including making comments about other people in Dutch/Afrikaans when the mood arises - we can understand each other fairly well). She very rarely talks about swimming at all. So this 'professional' R is new to me. But still pretty cool.

Anyway, the point of that ramble was that I did 3000 meters last night without really thinking about the fact that I had to get up early this morning and go swim for my class, too. So K, the instructor, divided up the pool, with one lane for each of the 3 strokes our class has done, told everyone to go to the lane for the stroke they needed the most work on... then sent me and four others down to the last lane to do a 2000-meter workout (including some butterfly, yay!). Which made my shoulders burn at first, but it got better. But I have now swum 5000 meters in the last 18 hours... yeah, a bit much, that. I messed up my left shoulder/arm a little bit in the process, too. Oh well, I'll live.

Oh, and I finally got a babysitting job in Gainesville - tonight, for E, one of the babies I take care of at ACA. She's about eight months old, and she used to be so cute - you had only to LOOK at her and she would break into an face-splitting grin. But lately she seems to be going through a stage - she screams a lot for no reason at all, and wants to be held all the time. Lucky me. Oh well, she was better yesterday, so we'll see.

Hmm, still an hour and 15 minutes, and I've already done everything I can think of to do on the computer. Maybe I'll have to give in and go do some work on that 3201 project... can I get a BAH, anyone?

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