:: 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)

maandag 7 augustus 2006

The Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference - and all its big announcements - makes me happy. With the addition of the amazingly powerful Mac Pro (desktop), their entire line now uses Intel processors, and the preview pretty much guarantees that OS X 10.5 Leopard, when it's released early next year, is going to be amazing, too. Among other things, there's a new feature called Time Machine that automatically backs up everything, even stuff you think you've deleted, and lets you retrieve it easily. Don't know if there will be any other surprising developments this week as the conference wears on, but my money's on the next major update to involve the new Core Duo 2 processors (Merom) showing up in lighter, longer-battery-life Macbooks and especially Macbook Pros. Possibly to be revealed at the MacWorld Expo in January, possibly to coincide with the full release of Leopard. And if and when both these things are in place, I'll be buying one.

04 days till I leave camp, $200 richer.
05 days till the Boston Light swim.
06 days till I get home to J-ville.
10 days till I move to Chapel Hill.
16 days till classes start.

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