:: eye of the storm ::

About Me

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)

woensdag 1 juli 2009

Quick update to say that I just submitted my *LAST* PA school application in this entire three-month-long process!!! Now it's just a matter of tying up all the "loose ends" that go along with it (transcripts, GRE scores, etc.) and then keeping a weather eye on the Internet to make sure all the materials make it. It's almost over, almost out of my hands... I can't believe it!

Random: I don't know how I failed to discover Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" before now, but it is amazing. I've had it on repeat all week.

Also random: want to know something that feels awesome? Working out really hard... and then jumping in the pool fully clothed.

One other small tidbit, for the domestically inclined: after months of trying, and buying all different kinds of crazy components, I finally figured out a quick, easy, cheap way to make batter for fried green tomatoes! Mix up a cup of flour, an egg, and some salt and pepper, dunk the slices in water, rub them with the flour mixture, and fry in vegetable oil, a couple of minutes on each side. Sprinkle with salt and enjoy! We made some tonight and they were great... which was good, since I ruined the last batch by trying to make them with fish-fry batter. I think I'm going to try them with some goat cheese next time and increase the yum factor.

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