:: 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)

dinsdag 5 september 2006

That'll teach me to complain about not having anything to say... this afternoon on my way to class, a car hit our bus! We were turning left (on green, obviously) and a red Jeep Wrangler ran the red light and hit us on the left side (quite close to where I was sitting!) I guess the driver was just distracted or fiddling with the radio or not paying attention or maybe even deliberately thinking he had enough time to run the red light when he didn't... but at any rate, we all saw him coming and had just enough time to go 'whoa!', and then BAM! It wasn't really that big of a bump for us - most everyone's first reaction was shocked laughter, actually - but one of the bus's side panels was crushed in and the Jeep's hood was badly crumpled. (No air bags, I might add... the car was that old.) The driver, a student-age guy, wasn't hurt (aside from the kick in the ego that comes from being pointed/stared/laughed at by 40 students who are all thinking, "I'm soooo glad I'm not you right now!"), but the second it happened he lowered his head and started banging on the steering wheel, like 'damn, damn, damn'. Then he got out of the car, and I noticed he had been driving barefoot - he had to drop his flipflops on the ground and step into them as he got out. I didn't think anything of it, because it's legal to drive barefoot in Florida, but somebody told me later that they thought it was illegal here. We all had to fill out accident reports, and I guess I should have mentioned that, but didn't think it was that odd until later. Oh well.

Anyway, so I had my first legitimate excuse for being late to class. "My bus got hit by a car." "WHAT?!" LOL...

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