:: 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.

View my complete profile

current mood:
current mood

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)

maandag 17 januari 2005

I swear, these days I spend more time moving stuff from bag to bag to bag than doing anything else. (Well, maybe except for writing useless blog posts.) I have a purse, a swim bag, and a backpack, and certain items in each bag overlap. However, other items don't, so there's no point in dragging all three bags around. My wallet, keys, cell phone, agenda, lip balm, and iPod go everywhere with me, so I'm constantly moving them around from place to place. My school stuff gets switched in and out of my backpack every night depending on which classes I have the next day. My kickboard and pull buoy aren't necessary for my morning swim classes, but I do need them for Masters practice in the evenings. Two pairs of goggles, a towel, and a water bottle go to all 9 swim sessions and so get switched from backpack to duffel all the time. And the beat goes on. I'm amazed I haven't messed up yet... knock on wood...

I hope the family I was house-sitting for got home OK. They told me I could just feed the dogs this morning and then leave, and that they'd take care of them that night. So that's what I did, but I'd feel better if they'd have called, just to confirm that they made it. I have this image of the dogs eating the cats...

Speaking of eating, I need to stuff my face more often. Like I said, R and I ate like pigs yesterday, and I swam so well tonight. I was worried that I was eating too much, because it just went on and on and on - a bagel, then some yogurt, then some macaroni, then a Lean Pocket, then a protein bar, etc. etc. etc. I just didn't get that 'satisfied' feeling, and I was getting kind of concerned, but then this morning, after cereal, grits, a little chocolate, a protein bar, and pretzels, it finally all evened out and I felt 'normal' again. And, like I said, I swam great and felt really strong. I guess my body knows what it needs, even if I'm not smart enough to know it myself. :)

Oh, and my new jacket is wonderful; it must have been below 50 when I walked to practice tonight and I was absolutely fine. (Well, except for my toes, because I had the stroke of brilliance to wear flipflops.) That's my bargain of the month, hands down - less than $20 for that thing.

OK, well, I think I'll go watch a little TV with R and then go to bed.

Oh, yes - and to the asshole from Texas who somehow got his hands on my Visa info and has racked up $750 worth of crap? You better hope and pray I never find you.

*smiles sweetly* Goodnight, everyone.

My Stuff

Blogs I Read

Blogging Since 2003

Free Blog Counter
Poker Blog

Powered by Blogger