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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 11 juli 2009

So I got a wild hair to 'rehabilitate' my bike this weekend, seeing as it's been sitting unused on our balcony for almost a year. I was bracing myself for the worst, but it turned out that all it really needed was air in the tires and a good wipedown with wet paper towels to remove all the caked pollen; the chain was actually still in pretty good shape. So, being me, I instantly decided to make biking my mode of transportation for the day, and ended up biking over 15 (hilly) miles -- to Cameron Village for a haircut and then to Harris Teeter for a couple of miscellaneous groceries that I forgot. Soreness and sweat aside, it wasn't a bad workout; the only problem, as I discovered after a couple of miles, was that my 'minor' gears no longer work. Not sure when that happened, but it meant I had only two options while going up all those hills: 'hard' and 'harder'. :) Therefore, I don't think I'll be spending too much more time on that bike until I can get it fixed.

Anyway, but the experiment was mostly a success... and the rest of the day is now going to be spent on the couch with the Kindle, thank you very much. :)


Anonymous Natalie said...

Jess! Hi!

Good to see you back blogging again. I always liked reading your blog, and I remember being disappointed when you stopped updating, and I figured you'd probably switched to a new secret blog to throw off a crazy stalker or something.

I saw your Facebook message that you were blogging again, and...however many weeks later it is now, I finally stopped by, I'm glad to see you're doing well. =)

I've got nothing important to say, I guess, just thought I'd give you a shout-out from another corner of the blogosphere.

14/7/09 23:11  

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