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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)

woensdag 18 januari 2006

Okay, so my to-do list is still out the wazoo, especially with my rapidly-approaching birthday (please let me know ASAP if you want to go skydiving!), but there were still a lot of good things about today:

We got Internet. (I'll spare you the saga of HOW we got it, saying only that there was absolutely no filter on the line, and we would have been up and running a week ago if only the four Cox employees I talked to had known what they were doing.)

We got cable. (See above.)

My scholarships came in. (This is a double victory, because not only did I get money, but I got my money without all the delays and problems that being abroad brought me last time.)

I found out we're taking Anna's parents' brand-new Suburban to Ohio tomorrow instead of their old van. (The Suburban, aside from being newer and safer, has a DVD player. Rock on.)

I got a letter from my sister, containing a black square "F THE PRESIDENT" bumper sticker (in mimicry of those "W THE PRESIDENT" ones).

I got a hundred percent on my first Latin and French quizzes.

I watched the Sixteen Candles DVD (that I scored yesterday for $6.50 at Target).

Anna complimented me at practice, "You are gonna take all kinds of time off that 50 free this weekend!"

I 'took care of business' - signed up for the River Run, mailed my UNC writing sample, sent the $675 check to Tampa Bay, paid my January rent, and finally attempted (without immediate success) to obtain the $55 online course code for French.

And, some long-withheld news: I got my Channel tide. Number-one slot, August 6-12, 2007. Be there or be square.

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