christian. vegan. lover of life.

16 hours October 31, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 12:01 pm

So the madness of Nanowrimo begins in less than 16 hours. My previous plot fell apart about a week ago and now I am left with only two characters and random locations. I am not sure what this means for me, but I don’t think I’ll be ready to write at midnight tonight.

Yet, I am excited.

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getting nervous October 25, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 1:28 pm

7 more sleeps until nanowrimo begins.

i’m freaking out.

 

east to west October 15, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 1:24 am

I’m not normally one for mainstream Christian music…seems too packaged, too fluffy/sugary for my tastes. The same goes for mainstream pop. However, despite my dislike, popular Christian songs usually have a good message. That is the case of this one. It’s striking a cord with me lyrically, but it also evokes a plethora of emotion musically. Very passionate, very honest. This isn’t the actual music video for the song, but I like it better than the one Casting Crowns put out.

 

a novel in 30 days

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 12:32 am

Okay, so, because of Liz’s inspiring post, I’ve decided not to put off book-writing any longer. Over the past few years, I have started two books. I didn’t finish them. The idea of writing a book in 30 days is intriguing to me because 1) there is a deadline I can work towards, 2) there will be an online (and offline) community of supportive people who are trying to complete the same thing, and 3) a book idea has been in my head for at least the last year…I’d like to write about something else, but it seems that I can’t until I get this story on paper, so now is a preferable time.

More info can be found at nanowrimo.org.

 

i love free money October 13, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 4:34 pm

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to post about this. I guess I wanted to check it out first and make sure it was legit before spreading the word. Anyway, about a year and a half ago, when I was barely making enough money to survive, I came across www.mypoints.com. It’s an email program essentially. They send you an average of about 3 emails a day (sometimes more, sometimes less). You click on the advertisement and you’ve earned yourself 5 points. You can X right out of it after you’ve followed the link, OR you can sign up for whatever the product is and earn more points. I usually X out. You also earn points if you buy stuff online. I spend a lot of money at barnesandnoble.com. If I go to their site through my account at the mypoints site and buy stuff, I earn 10 points per dollar. That adds up pretty fast.

Once you’ve earned enough points, you can cash them in for a gift card from the merchant of your choice (picked from the list on their website). My first gift card a year ago was for Wal-Mart. I figured I spend the most money there on groceries, or getting an oil change for my car, so it would be like extra cash for things I need. It came only a few days after I cashed my points in and I used it right away. That was it…just like cash.

I’m at about 4,000 points now and I’m not sure what to use it for. Between 3,250-3,800 points is usually equivalent to a $25 gift card depending on the merchant. I may just wait until I’ve earned $50. I don’t know. In any event, it’s taken a little less than a year to get to 4,000 points. The first time I did it, and earned $10 for Wal-Mart, it took about 6 months. That was using only the click points I received in my inbox, not additional points from buying stuff online. So, if you’ve got 1 minute a day to open a few emails, you’ll have some free cash in no time. You can let the emails pile up in your mailbox if you want and do them all at once, but you’ll need to be careful about expiration dates on the offers.

Two additional notes:
-My best friend Diana and my mom have taken advantage of this. My mom is email illiterate basically, but has already earned and redeemed a $10 gift card…so it’s not too difficult.
-If you’re interested in doing this, I get extra points for ‘referring.’ Send me a message on facebook if you want me to send you an email invite. If not, it’s fine for you to do it on your own. If you have any other questions, let me know.

 

Office Quotes – Launch Party

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 3:09 am

This week was good. Here are my favorite quotes. Also, I have really enjoyed the deleted scenes from this week and last week.

“Who am I? (You tell me). Not sure. Just became self-aware. So much to figure out. I think I am programmed to be your enemy. I think it is my job to destroy you when it comes to selling paper.” (DunMiff/sys;DS)

“It appears that the website has become alive. This happens to computers and robots sometimes. Am I scared of a stupid computer? Please, the computer should be scared of me. I have been salesman of the month for 13 out of the last 12 months. You heard me right. I did so well last February that corporate gave me 2 plaques in lieu of a pay raise.” (DS)

“Here’s a suggestion, computer. I assume you read binary, so why don’t you 0111111011011.” (DS)

–“While you were typing that I searched every database in existence and learned every fact about everything. And mastered the violin. And sold more paper.” (DunMiff/sys)

“You know what this is like? I’ll tell you what this is like. This is like when the freshman would throw a party and wouldn’t let any of the seniors go.” (MS)

 

Protected: all a dream October 5, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 12:57 pm

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