:: 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)

vrijdag 13 mei 2005

Inspired by Robin's question of what's been bugging everyone this week.

1.) TRAFFIC JAMS. Every day there's something different, always at the exact time I have to go to work (even though that time changes every day!). First there was a police chase and a shootout, then tons of construction, then plain old rush hour... it's the only straightforward way to get to work, but I am getting soooo annoyed with I-95!

2.) Leaving Gainesville and therefore not getting enough pool time to train with the intensity I need to for my summer swims. I've been swimming 9x/week (=14+ hrs, around 20,000 yards) which has now been cut down to 4x, 6 hrs, and 14,000 yards. When I'm supposed to be swimming a 12.5-mile (22,000) marathon in 5 weeks. GRRRRR!

3.) Work, calling me and changing my schedule at the last minute, even though they promised they would try not to. This is the reason I have to stop now, to go back to work for the second time today. I got up at 3, started at 4, drove till 2 PM, got home (worn to a frazzle) at 3:30 (BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC JAMS), and now have to go back again to start at 8:30. Granted, I then get the next 3 days off, which is wonderful, but I AM VERY VERY TIRED RIGHT NOW.

Anyway, I could go on, but I'll stop there. But, to counterbalance:

10 things that have made me happy lately:

1.) Moose Tracks frozen yogurt.
2.) Renate calling and thanking me for my letter.
3.) Old Navy tank tops.
4.) Sybil - if you haven't read it, you should.
5.) White Oleander coming on TV this weekend.
6.) My swim coach (and a lot of the members) being hard-core Democrats.
7.) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants being made into a movie.
8.) (Probably) swimming the 50 free and 200 IM at a meet in Brunswick on June 11th.
9.) Ordering Twilight Children (by Torey Hayden) through the Bookmine for almost nothing.
10.) A few of my friends (Nika, Carolyn, Danielle, Renate, and Erin) finally getting back in touch.

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