:: 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 14 november 2006

AAARRRGGGHH!!! I KNEW IT!!! Stupid Blogger! They've just moved to a new beta version, partnering with Google, which is fine - the service really was due for an update and a lot of things about it look better now. BUT... now I have that godforsaken NavBar at the top of the page. Most people's Blogger blogs have had that for a long time now, but I've had my blog since the pre-ad days, therefore when they started up that system, I just got the OPTION of having it - a 'check yes or no' sort of thing. And I was smart enough never to click Yes on that option, because I was sure it wouldn't let me go back. And thus I have been living for the past, oh, two years, amazed at my own cleverness. And when I first saw the 'Switch to the NEW version of Blogger!' link, a few months ago, my first thought was, "Oh, I don't THINK so - that's just a way to stick that stupid NavBar at the top!" So I didn't switch. But today, the whole page was revamped, and the FAQs said that although we didn't strictly HAVE to switch now, within a couple of months, we would be required to. So I decided to just go ahead and do it. And what do you know... I was right. Tacky blue bar... aloha. Sigh.

Anyway, so... news:

1.) I'm going home for Thanksgiving after all ... my aunt and uncle are driving down from South Carolina on Wednesday morning, so I'm driving to their house Tuesday night and hitching a ride with them the rest of the way. It feels weird to be going home, but I'm excited, too.

2.) I've been running 4-5 days a week for about a month now, training for the half marathon, and was sort of half-hoping that all that effort might, as a side benefit, make me drop a couple of pounds. Instead, I have just had my conclusion reaffirmed: that I gain muscle mass with a vengeance that would make a wrestler jealous. The numbers on the scale are exactly the same - a little higher, even - and yet I've gotten a number of comments in the past week about how huge my calves are. And, sure enough, I tried to wear my boots out to dinner the other day and couldn't zip them up all the way. *shakes head* Ridiculous. I don't exactly mind, but still... ridiculous.

3.) The Josh Groban concert ticket presale starts tomorrow at 10am... believe me, you'll hear about it one way or the other, be it in ecstasy or anger.

4.) 13 more school days... and a 15-page paper, an 8-page paper, a 5-page paper, and 3 final exams.

I feel like there was more I wanted to say, but now I can't remember......

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