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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 12 januari 2005

AAAAAHHHHH!!! Have you guys read Dan Brown's Digital Fortress, about the big code-breaking agency, NSA? I read it at camp - was GLUED to it at camp - and it turns out that that agency actually exists and that they need language specialists! Of course, they don't need Dutch - nobody needs Dutch - but check this out:

NSA's Language Enhancement Program is an intensive program designed to train professional linguists in languages critical to national security.

Program participants learn new languages and expand upon current proficiencies. If you have professional proficiency in a language such as French, German
[the structure is the same as Dutch], Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish, you will be trained in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Pashto, or Urdu. If you already have some knowledge of Middle Eastern or Asian languages, you will have the opportunity to build upon that expertise.

Graduating foreign language students and professional linguists who join NSA and qualify for the program will begin training to work NSA missions. New NSA employees enjoy competitive salaries and may receive signing bonuses up to $7,500.

The program is taught by highly qualified instructors and consists of a combination of intensive classroom training and computer-based learning. Participants who complete the program will achieve NSA's Level Three proficiency status.

AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!! Where do I sign up??????

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