:: eye of the storm ::

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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)

zondag 23 juli 2006

I just had one of the most disgusting jobs in the world: trash detail. Amie came into my room while we were all cleaning up Jacobs (the girls' dorm) for the new kids' arrival this afternoon, and said, "Hey Jess, we have to take all that trash in the foyer down to the Dumpster, and there's a whole lot of it, so could you go down and get a golf cart, since you're like the only one who can drive it?" Since Amie is, technically, my immediate superior (waterfront director), I obeyed without thinking, realizing only once I had the golf cart back at Jacobs and was staring at the huge mound of trash bags (with no other counselors anywhere to be found, of course) that Amie is also over 21, and could easily have done the job herself.

Well, I might have been suckered into driving the cart, but I wasn't going to do the whole thing alone. I slung as many boxes and bags as I could onto the cart, then went down the hall and hunted down some people, telling them I needed someone to ride on the back of the cart and make sure things didn't fall off. (Which was true.) Ali finally consented to come with me, and we made three trips down to the Dumpster, slinging trash bags into the compartment and running the compressor to make room for more. The breaking point for me was when I slung a bag up and got a spray of 'garbage juice' right in the face. Yummy.

Anyway, that's over and done with now, and we're waiting for the kids to arrive, which should start happening around noon. My session looks like this:

Monday: call VW and attempt to secure a free repair
Tuesday: call Camp Laurel and attempt to secure a job
Wednesday: night off
Thursday: on duty till 1am
Friday: late wakeup, beach trip, movie, and dinner
Saturday: day off
Sunday: on duty till 1am
Monday: bowling trip
Tuesday: nothing special
Wednesday: night off
Thursday: on duty till 1am
Friday: last day of activities
Saturday: kids leave, staff clean up all day, then party
Sunday: I am OUTTA HERE at 9am!

Can I just say that I almost laughed in Craig's face when he stood up in front of all of us and said, "Someone will be coming around to you in the next couple of days to get your entree preference for the staff party - if you'd prefer lobster or steak." Lobster or steak?! This is Maine, but still. Geez.


Blogger Robin said...

Uhm...ya....get the steak....isn't that what Maine is famous for??? Moooooo!!!!

Garbage juice....yuck!! This camp really sucks! I hope the other one is so much better!!

23/7/06 13:51  

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