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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)

dinsdag 16 mei 2006

Laptop Decision: For now, I've decided to try to get ahold of a cheap used Powerbook to play with for a few months. That was the model I originally wanted, and if I get a used one, I can play with all the applications, put it through its paces, carry it around town, and just get a good feel as to whether or not I'm really going to like a Mac before I go and drop $1500 on a new one. A lot of Powerbook users are going to be upgrading to MacBooks, so there are quite a few old ones on eBay now; it just remains to be seen if there will be one in my price range (preferably no more than $500). So if anyone gets wind of a used 12" Powerbook, let me know, okay?

English Channel Update: Five relay team members down, one to go. Along with myself, it's Shady (my Californian friend who studied with me at University College - her aunt swam the Channel years ago), Linda (a Scottish woman looking to do a relay before she attempts a solo), and Tommy and Cathy (fellow UNC students and pool swimmers looking for a new challenge). And a woman named Kim just e-mailed me, possibly interested in being the sixth. I'm stoked that this is all coming together so easily - hopefully the event itself will go just as smoothly!


Blogger DrJDG said...

I appreciate your caution when it comes to investing in a new computing experience, but sometime you've just gotta belly up to the bar and drink up (and take it from me, I've done it more than once in my life). I had a 12" PowerBook (at least until two wards of the democratic party stole it one afternoon) - and it was a sweet machine, but the new MacBooks are really worth the upgrade. No, they're not feather lite like some of the Windoid ultra-lights, but that's because it has things in it like a DVD drive and an iSite camera and such. Weight really isn't that much of an issue. If you can swim for miles and lift weights, a few ounces here or there won't make that much difference. Believe me -- if I hadn't just finished building a house, and if I didn't have to buy a backup generator for it this weekend, I'd already have one (or at least be on the waiting list). This is seriously cool technology (if you haven't seen this review, look at (http://www.macworld.com/2006/05/firstlooks/macbookfirst/index.php).

Plus, you can use Jockstrap (ahem ... I mean Boot Camp) to fire it up in Windoze if you get nostalgic.

This -- plus all the included software and cool stuff -- how could you resist? :-)

18/5/06 23:02  

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