:: 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)

zaterdag 15 juli 2006

Now the VW people are saying that whatever was leaking before isn't leaking now, and that now it's the compressor that isn't working. Therefore it's now an electrical problem and not a leak, but they still don't know exactly what's wrong. Sigh. So they've given me a loaner car in the meantime and are planning to work on it some more on Monday. It's turning into way more drama than I was expecting, but at least the loaner car is really cool: a red Saab, with all the bells and whistles (steering wheel controls, driver/passenger ACs, an LCD screen, etc.)

On a more positive note, I posted an ad on Craigslist, as the race directors recommended, and found a boater. His name is Joe, he's 26, and his boat looks a lot like the ones we use at camp for waterskiing, etc. So that particular hurdle is - dare I say it? - cleared.

I also had my midterm evaluation yesterday, and was pretty hurt by the things they said about me. The waterfront director called me "too intense" (because I wanted us to do inservice training? because we don't share similar senses of humor? because I'm not 18 like the rest of the lifeguards and don't act as young as they do? take your pick) and the head girls' counselor was critical of my "ability to relate to the campers." (Oh, don't make me laugh. You never even see me with them - I dare you to go ask all seven of my girls who their favorite counselor is.) "I'm sure your end-of-summer one will be a lot better," she said afterwards. Yeah. Uh-huh. Right.

Vince, one of the guy counselors that I got along well with, left yesterday - he wasn't fired, just said "this place just isn't for me" and arranged to leave. I feel ya, buddy... coming here was definitely not the best decision I ever made.

Winfield and Dee, two other guy counselors whom I like a lot, are in a band called The Rhythm Section (actually, they are the band; they're the only two members), and I bought their CD yesterday - partly because I wanted it after having heard them play during orientation, and partly as a thank-you to Winfield for driving me to the car dealership - and I'm really impressed. There's this one song, "City by the Sea", that's especially good. Maybe one day I'll be able to say, "Yeah, I knew them when we worked at Camp All-Star..." ... LOL.

I'm on my day off - I went to Freeport this morning (and finally found a cute new purse to replace the nasty sticky one, for only $10, woohoo!) and am now sitting in Panera amid the remains of my Frontega Chicken Panini and Greek Salad. Not yet sure what I'm going to do next (besides the inevitable trip to Wal-Mart, LOL), but I'll find something. Today's Pro Sports Day (the whole camp is divided into two teams and the kids compete in basically every available sport), so it's a relief to be out of camp.


Blogger Robin said...

Let's just call this camp a learning experience and don't ever go back there! It says a lot that someone already left!!
Hang in there. It's almost over!

19/7/06 14:37  

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