:: 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)

vrijdag 10 februari 2006

- I kind of wish we had weight training three days a week instead of just two. I was in the mood for it today.

- This is terrifying.

- I'm noticing that one of my strongest foreign language skills seems to be the ability to make across-the-board connections. For example, during the first week or two of French, the teacher briefly mentioned that the word for 'head' was 'tete' (without the accent circonflexe, sorry), to which I immediately blurted, "Cool - so when we say two people are having a 'tete-a-tete', they're having a 'head-to-head', like 'butting heads'!" And then today in Latin, we (finally) learned two new tenses, one of which was the future. Applying it to the verb 'amare', 'to love', the first-person form was 'amabo'. Recognizing that word from the colloquial Latin phrase 'amabo te', meaning 'please', I said, "So does that mean that 'amabo te', 'please', literally means 'I will love you'? That's awesome! We still say that - you know, 'Do this for me and I'll love you forever.'" I always feel uncommonly smart when I come up with something like that.

- Oh. My. Goodness. The most horrible song just came up on my iPod's shuffle ... for those who know Dutch, here's an excerpt from the lyrics:

"Slappe tieten mag ze hebben, maar heel geil moet ze zijn,
Geil moet ze zijn, geil moet ze zijn
Een dikke reet die mag ze hebben, maar heel geil moet ze zijn,
Geil moet ze zijn, geil moet ze zijn, dag en nacht!"

...I have no words.

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