:: 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)

zaterdag 1 oktober 2005

By the way, I got offered a job yesterday, which I unfortunately couldn't take because I'm leaving at Christmas. Simon, the creative writing teacher, found out that I'm a linguistics major and started asking me about the various teachers I'd worked with at UU, etc. Then, in the break (Dutch classes are always 2 hours long with a 15-minute break in the middle), he told me that although British English was the 'standard' version of the language taught at UU, and that most of the students preferred to learn that, there were still always some who wanted to improve their American English, and that UU normally used a native speaker to help correct American pronunciation and help with fluency aspects. He said he thought I'd be great for it and would I like to do it? I immediately said yes, "but I don't have a work permit."
"Well, we could probably arrange--"
"Oh, and I'm only staying till Christmas."
"Oh. Well, that's a problem," because the UU block of classes doesn't end until February.
Damn. It would have been a great job. Would have looked good on a résumé - hello, graduate schools! - plus would have been nice to have some extra money. Oh well.

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