:: 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)

dinsdag 16 augustus 2005

8/16 - Retake the GRE and do even worse. Weigh my suitcase. Possibly buy seat for new bike. 19:00 swim practice.

8/17 - Trip to float the Ichetucknee with Kelly and others. Drive Mom's van; do not wreck it. Also, Catie's horse Charger gets moved to Tallahassee, to his new barn with a pond to cool off in.

8/18 - Back to work. 19:00 swim practice.

8/19 - Get paid. Swim at Cecil, dinner at Town Center with Anna, Nika, and Hayley. Buy my Philosophy Pumpkin Pie 3-in-1 stuff at Sephora. Also, Catie moves to FSU. (Oh, the shame!)

8/20 - 8:00 swim practice. 19:30 Jags @ Tampa Bay.

8/21 - 9:00 open-water swim practice. Possible second Ichetucknee trip with Shannon, etc. to make like UF varsity and swim against the current. Probable trip to Moe's with Greg (co-worker), who wants to buy me my last Moo Moo Mr. Cow.

8/22 - Make enormous, painful bank transfer to ABN-AMRO. Go to the gym one last time.

8/23 - Get shortest haircut of entire life. Lie in dentist's chair for two hours and promise to floss more at all. 19:00 swim practice. 21:00 swim team goodbye party at Pizza Palace for me and Wayne (he and his wife are moving).

8/24 - 12:47, fly out of Jacksonville International Airport.

Anyway, I finished the Yale application this morning, so now the only two schools left are Harvard and Brown, who are dragging their feet. I don't actually particularly want to go to Harvard (I'm holding out for Yale and Georgetown), but it'd be nice to have the acceptance letter and bragging rights. Although I don't think I'm actually too likely to get in - my GREs are 630 verbal (88%), 720 math (72%), 5.5 writing (86%), which is certainly not bad, but not fabulous either. I just retook it this morning and did even worse (ran out of time) so I guess I'll be sticking with those May scores. I usually top out standardized tests, so this is sort of a kick in the ego. *cries*

People who rock: Yale Tech Support (for resolving my issue literally within 20 minutes), my grandmother (who gave me a check for $1000), Martin's new girlfriend Jolanda (for lending me a pre-paid phone for 4 months in NL), and Richard (who gave me an aluminum Trek bike, for free! Granted, it needs some new parts, but it's an aluminum Trek!)

"Th-th-th-that's all, folks!"

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