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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 29 december 2005

(a) I'm working at Runways over the break.
(b) My newest addiction is Su Doku puzzles.
(c) My wonderful mom taped all the Commander In Chief episodes for me, yippee!
(d) I've (unofficially) booked a Channel slot - the first tide in August 2007.
(e) I'm all packed and ready to move to Gainesville.
(f) Elise and I spent time together today, which was great.
(g) Christmas yielded perfume, a watch, a $50 Sports Authority gift card, lots of books, lots of DVDs, and the promise of a new laptop as a graduation present.

Being semi-inspired by Hedwig, I've just compiled a list of all 137 of the books I have in my possession at the end of 2005. (Again, I've had to exclude all accents, due to some quirk of this site, so all Spanish speakers: please forgive me.) I've owned and sold back many, many, MANY books over the years - some of which I was far too old for, but nonetheless wish I still had - but here's the list as it stands right now (reference-style books excluded). My top 25 (of the moment) are marked in italics. And yes, some are in Dutch, and a couple are in Spanish. Deal with it.

Raves? Rants? Recommendations? Leave a comment!

Arraras, Maria Celeste - Selena's Secret
Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale
Atwood, Margaret - The Robber Bride
Auel, Jean - The Clan of the Cave Bear
Auel, Jean - The Valley of Horses
Auel, Jean - The Mammoth Hunters
Auel, Jean - The Plains of Passage
Auel, Jean - The Shelters of Stone
Bagnold, Enid - National Velvet
Beerten, Els - Lopen voor je leven
Belle de Jour - The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl
Bennett, Cherie - Anne Frank and Me
Besamusca, Emmeline - Voices of the Canal
Brashares, Ann - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Brashares, Ann - The Second Summer of the Sisterhood
Brown, Dan - The da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan - Angels and Demons
Brown, Dan - Digital Fortress
Brown, Dan - Deception Point
Callahan, Mary - Fighting for Tony
Canfield, Jack and Hansen, Mark Victor - Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Canfield, Jack and Hansen, Mark Victor - Chicken Soup for the College Soul
Canfield, Jack and Hansen, Mark Victor - Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul
Canfield, Jack and Hansen, Mark Victor - Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
Card, Orson Scott - Ender's Game
Card, Orson Scott - Ender's Shadow
Cleveland, Marcia - Dover Solo
Cook, Robin - Fever
Cook, Robin - Invasion
Cook, Robin - Mutation
Cook, Robin - Mortal Fear
Cook, Robin - Mindbend
Cook, Robin - Abduction
Cook, Robin - Toxin
Cornwell, Patricia - The Body Farm
Cornwell, Patricia - Unnatural Exposure
Cornwell, Patricia - The Last Precinct
Cornwell, Patricia - Point of Origin
Cornwell, Patricia - Cause of Death
Cox, Lynne - Swimming to Antarctica
Crichton, Michael - Jurassic Park
Crichton, Michael - The Lost World
Crichton, Michael - Timeline
Crichton, Michael - Prey
Crichton, Michael - A Case of Need
Dean, Penny Lee - Open Water Swimming
Dorrestein, Renate - Een hart van steen
Dunant, Sarah - The Birth of Venus
Dunant, Sarah - Mapping the Edge
Eugenides, Jeffrey - Middlesex
Evans, Nicholas - The Horse Whisperer
Evans, Richard Paul - The Last Promise
Frank, Anne - Het Achterhuis
French, Nicci - Het veilige huis
Gelissen, Rena Kornreich and Macadam, Heather Dune - Rena's Promise
Golden, Arthur - Memoirs of a Geisha

Golding, William - Lord of the Flies
Golinkoff, Roberta M. - How Babies Talk
Goodman, Carol - The Lake of Dead Languages
Goodman, Carol - The Seduction of Water
Grisham, John - A Time to Kill
Harris, Joanne - Chocolat
Hart, Catherine - Impulsive
Hayden, Torey - Ghost Girl
Hayden, Torey - Murphy's Boy
Hayden, Torey - Somebody Else's Kids
Hayden, Torey - Just Another Kid
Hayden, Torey - One Child
Hayden, Torey - The Tiger's Child
Hayden, Torey - Beautiful Child
Hayden, Torey - Twilight Children
Hayden, Torey - The Sunflower Forest
Hoffman, Alice - Practical Magic
Hornby, Nick - About a Boy
Hornby, Nick - How to Be Good
Kercheval, Jesse Lee - Space
Keyes, Daniel - Flowers for Algernon
King, Stephen - The Green Mile
Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Levin, Ira - The Stepford Wives
Lewis, C.S. - The Magician's Nephew
Lewis, C.S. - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
de Loo, Tessa - De tweeling
Lowry, Lois - The Giver
MacCracken, Mary - Lovey
MacCracken, Mary - A Circle of Children
Maurice, Catherine - Let Me Hear Your Voice
Mawson, Robert - The Lazarus Child
McDaniel, Lurlene - The Legacy: Making Wishes Come True
McDaniel, Lurlene - Baby Alicia Is Dying
McDaniel, Lurlene - Someone Dies, Someone Lives
McDaniel, Lurlene - Mourning Song
McDaniel, Lurlene - Angel of Mercy
McDaniel, Lurlene - Angel of Hope
McDaniel, Lurlene - Garden of Angels
McDaniel, Lurlene - The Time Capsule
McLaughlin, Emma and Kraus, Nicola - The Nanny Diaries
Millington, Mil - Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
Moriarty, Laura - The Center of Everything
Niffenegger, Audrey - The Time-Traveler's Wife
Patterson, Francine - The Education of Koko
Patterson, James - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
Pelzer, Dave - A Child Called It
Picoult, Jodi - My Sister's Keeper
Picoult, Jodi - Keeping Faith
Picoult, Jodi - Plain Truth
Picoult, Jodi - The Pact
Picoult, Jodi - Picture Perfect
Picoult, Jodi - Vanishing Acts
Rawls, Wilson - Where The Red Fern Grows
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter en de steen der wijzen
Rowling, J.K. - Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal
Rumbelow, Donald - The Complete Jack the Ripper
Russell, Bertrand - Why I Am Not a Christian
Sanders, Ewoud - Aarsrivalen, scheldkarbonades en terminale baden
Scheibner, Flora Rheta - Sybil
Sebold, Alice - The Lovely Bones

Slee, Carry - Afblijven!
Slee, Carry - Paniek
Slee, Carry - Razend
Sparks, Nicholas - The Notebook
Sparks, Nicholas - The Rescue
Sparks, Nicholas - The Wedding
Swan, Mary - Het diep
Tartt, Donna - The Secret History
Tartt, Donna - The Little Friend
Wells, Rebecca - Little Altars Everywhere
Wells, Rebecca - The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
White, Colin and Boucke, Laurie - The UnDutchables
Wiesel, Elie - Night
Ziglar, Zig - Algo por que sonreir


Anonymous Anna said...

Ditto on:

Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Lowry, Lois - The Giver
Rawls, Wilson - Where The Red Fern Grows
Sebold, Alice - The Lovely Bones
..and of course the Harry Potter books...

And Lurlene McDaniel!It's been a while, but I still remember how much you liked her work. =)

Happy (Approaching) New Year!

29/12/05 12:19  

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