:: 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)

donderdag 10 november 2005

- I just noticed that the exchange rate is down to $1.17 = 1 euro! That's a good ten cents cheaper than it has been. How come you guys couldn't get around to that when I made that massive bank transfer in August, huh?

- I went running today - Thursday, remember, is now my running day instead of my second Waddinxveen day - and there was already a noticeable difference from last week; I felt a lot better. I'm going to do the River Run this March so it's good that I get back into the running habit now.

- On the computer front: I'm switching back to Internet Explorer, because Firefox's temperamental mood swings are pissing me off. I'll probably go back to it a few versions down the road.

- Also: my shutdown problems seem to be solved now that Windows has downloaded some updates, but now iTunes has gotten the idea in its little electronic head that when I click its X, I don't really mean for it to close... because really, why on earth would anyone want to close iTunes? No, I can't possibly mean it, therefore the program takes it upon itself to open right back up again after I close it. And again. And again. Grr.

- As valiantly as I struggled, I think I'm falling in love with those tiny TXs... sigh...

- Double-spaced, the thesis is up to 22 pages and counting.

- I have decided that I love radiators. It's so nice to have this warm thing to curl up against after a middle-of-the-night bathroom run (out in the freezing cold hallway). My walls at home are stone, and therefore cold, which is why I love having flannel sheets: flannel is not cold like normal sheets are. Here, all I have is a duvet, and it's not flannel, but the radiator more than makes up for it.

- The dining hall's winter menu is still earning its aforementioned big thumbs-up. Meatballs, hutspot, tomato-cucumber-feta-olive salad, and vla tonight. Yummy.

- In less than 5 hours, it will be 40 days till I go home.

- Time for chocolate now.

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