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Find out what there is to see on this world before I confine myself to 4 years of sedentary study
I graduated high school in May 2012 and am set to go off to college for engineering (aerospace and robotics, I hope) in the autumn of 2013 (yay Caltech!) But because this is the first time I've had complete control of my life/education, I decided to skive off for a year and see what the world has to offer.
I love to bake, more than is really good for me. Cooking can be fun as well, although I eat no meat except fish (makes it simpler when I can automatically discard half the items on a menu!) I fold origami dragons when I get bored, and I attempt to keep up with my journal documenting my travels.
Oh, boy. My goal is to work developing new technology and exploring space because 1) they're cool and 2) I think they're worthwhile goals, advancing the understanding of mankind.
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Robots (FIRST Robotics, anyone?)
Language (structure, learning)
Crepes (best when filled with chocolate, I think, although I'm willing to be persuaded otherwise)
Doctor Who (allons-y!)
- bungee jumping
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Third Eye Blind
Game of Thrones
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Big Bang Theory
The Bartimaeus Trilogy (Jonathan Stroud)
Discworld (Terry Pratchett)
Agent Zigzag (Ben Macintyre)
Wild Swans (Jung Chang)
Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seen the Mayan ruins at Tikal in Guatemala--so cool!
Been hot-air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
Dropped everything to head for Gibraltar with three Australians and an American I'd just met. Ended up with a monkey sitting on my arms!
Took two lion cubs for a walk in Zimbabwe
Jumped off a bridge over Victoria Falls--twice. Once with a swing, once with a bungee. :D
Teach, Learn, Share
Fold some origami
Tie cool knots
Carve animals from wood
Design simple websites with pure html/css
Weave friendship bracelets
yeah. If anyone can teach me the proper way to shear a sheep, I need to meet you. right now.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mozambique, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries I’ve Lived In