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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)

maandag 2 januari 2006

Okay, so once again I'm sitting at work killing time. I was kicking butt on 301 today; I finished my first two Gainesville trips - PLUS fueling - by 19:15 (a half hour early).

Cool, I thought. I can take a break, go to the airport a little early, snag my two passengers, and book it to Gainesville early, meaning I might get home by 1:00 instead of 1:30.

But of course, life is never that simple.

Jennifer informed me when I strolled into the office that not one, not two, but all THREE of my passengers were delayed (yes, unbeknownst to me, I'd scraped up another one between 11:45 and 19:15) and wouldn't be in until around 21:30 at the earliest.

Sigh. The only good side, I suppose, is that I'll get an extra hour of pay out of the deal. So, after taxes, I earned around $100 today... yippee!

The breakdown of work hours thus far:

26/12 - 13h15m
27/12 - no work
28/12 - no work
29/12 - 9h15m
30/12 - 13h15m
31/12 - 4h30m
01/01 - no work
02/01 - (now) 14h
03/01 - (tomorrow) no work
04/01 - (next day) 13h
05/01 - ?
06/01 - ?
07/01 - ?
08/01 - Moving back to Gainesville!
09/01 - Classes start!

It's a lot of long days, yes, but at least it's good for my pocketbook.

No work tomorrow, though - dentist and Roth-IRA appointments in the morning, then (hopefully!) finally meeting up with Clautje in the afternoon, then swimming at 18:30 and then, in all likelihood, FINALLY going to see Narnia with Faith (now that I've reread the book). In any spare time, I need to procure a copy of the January Glamour (because Heather is in it) and try to get out to Julington Creek to give my cousins their long-overdue Christmas presents.

... In other news, the Jaguars smashed Tennessee into tiny little pieces yesterday (the phrase that kept going through my mind was 'a hot knife through butter') and go to New England on Saturday to play the Patriots at 8pm (thus the reason I'm moving back to, as Monique has dubbed it, the G-Spot on Sunday rather than on Friday, since we don't have cable in the apartment). Send good vibes their way!


Blogger Natalie said...

I actually bought the January Glamour, also because of Heather, but the article itself turned out to be short, disappointing, and stuffed way in the back of the magazine.

I can mail it to you if you'd like--it's just headed for the recycle bin otherwise. =P

2/1/06 21:28  
Anonymous Anoniem said...


I just thought of you yesterday, because there was a Dutch TV program featuring Shakira and her shaking-booties performance! :D Ah guess what, the interviewer was the brother of Marijt's bf.

Happy New Year!!!


3/1/06 09:28  

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