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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 12 april 2006

The current meme circulating through cyberspace... enough of my favorite bloggers have done it that I figure I should jump on the bandwagon.

Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important births and one interesting death. Post this on your blog.

Three January 30th Events:
1661: Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is formally executed - after having been dead for two years.
1835: A mentally ill man named Richard Lawrence attempts to assassinate President Andrew Jackson in the United States Capitol - the first assassination attempt against a President. Both of Lawrence's pistols misfire, and Jackson proceeds to beat his would-be assassin with his cane.
1933: Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. (Yeah, I knew about this one.)

Two January 30th Births:
1882: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1941: Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States (Ugh! Are you kidding me? Can I change my birthday?)

One January 30th Death:
2006: Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927).

Apparently Phil Collins was also born on my birthday, which almost balances out Dick Cheney (but not quite). And Ghandi died on the 30th too, in 1948.

On a totally unrelated note: Stephanie and I were sitting in front of the O-Dome this afternoon, waiting for class to start, and we saw Joakim Noah walking down the other side of the street. It was like spotting a celebrity. Goooo Gators! :)

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