:: 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 29 december 2004

You know, I realize I'm a American, from the land of McDonalds and frozen dinners, but I could teach this family a thing or two about eating. First of all, I don't eat when I'm not hungry. Got that? You can disapprove all you want, but I know when, what, and how much food works for me and my body, and that's how I'm going to do things. Deal with it.

And when I do eat, I eat to the point of comfortable fullness - and then I stop. I don't stuff myself until I can't force another bite down my throat. Maybe that's the measure of a man in this household, but I don't operate on that system. You are not going to pressure me into eating more than I want.

Also, there is such a thing as lunch. If you people tried that, maybe you wouldn't feel the need to eat dinner at five o'clock every day. Speaking of dinner, every evening's selection should not consist of ninety percent meat. Can I please have a SALAD?! How about some orange juice at breakfast? And what's with all the white bread? Give me some fiber!

Oh, and lastly, my world does not revolve around food. Those constant questions of "What are we going to eat tomorrow?" and "What time are we eating?" and "What do you think about this or that for dinner?" ... they seem to take up all your waking hours. When you're not parked in front of the TV, that is. I'm sorry - food is nice and all, but I don't obsess about it every hour of the day.

...In case you couldn't tell, this is me saying that I'm fed up with the way eating works in this house and I'm not going to play their little games anymore. To hell with what they think of me. My body knows what it needs, and that's what it's getting from now on.

The end.

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