:: 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.

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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)

zondag 27 november 2005

Stuff to Sell, Updated:

Enrico Benetti backpack
American-European converter (large)
American-European converter (small)
red Speedo backpack
bedding set
textbook: Spanish 200 Thanks, Malaysian girl!
textbook: Linguistics 300
textbook: Creative Writing Thanks, Hedwig!
Celine Dion body wash
American International Traveler Apology T-Shirt (Shady, let me know!)
large scrapbook (still in plastic)
New Balance sneakers (used)
Teva flipflops (used)
other miscellaneous small items

Things I Have Accomplished Lately:

Turned in rough draft of thesis

Bought my Secret Santa (Sinterklaas) gift

Started Creative Writing short story

Made another hard drive backup

Wrangled my 25-euro key deposit back from the landlord

Saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (and was disappointed)

Saw Boys Don't Cry (and was even more disappointed)

Bought posters for my new room in Gainesville

Made a 'Dia & Jess' playlist in iTunes

Downloaded a ton of movies

Deleted a ton of movies

Started to like the Sony S580

Bought photo albums for E3,50 apiece

Swam 6000 meters this morning

Watched Edward Scissorhands this afternoon

Repacked my crammed-full suitcase

Things Which Must Still Be Accomplished:

The completion of aforementioned short story

The finding of an idea for my linguistics paper

The purchase of toilet paper

The viewing (well, listening) of tonight's Jaguars-Cardinals game

The writing of Sinterklaas poems for Dia, my Secret Santa person, and a few others

The selling of all aforementioned items

The watching of aforementioned downloaded movies

Et cetera.

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