christian. vegan. lover of life.

wish list… December 29, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 7:11 pm

this is last year’s wish list (december) from my livejournal that i abandoned for blogger:

-the latest top-of-the-line Macbook
-iPod (any…shuffle, nano, original)
-high-quality digital camera
-Buffalo Bills paraphernalia
-Brandon Heath’s CD

i am happy to say i have gotten an ipod, excellent digital camera, and brandon’s cd. a macbook will be on my list again this year, though it’s not something i plan to get any time soon as it is not even remotely necessary…i have two computers already. i really do need to do something about the bills’ merch though. i have passed by some things that i thought i’d like which are bills-related…maybe it’s time to finally make a bills fleece blanket and get a window decal. we will see…i’ll post my wish list for this year soon, though i’m not sure there are many things to put on it. additionally, i’ll make a list of goals to accomplish within the next year. i love lists.

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this is home

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 6:57 pm

i decided to go for a walk today. it is 45* here, sunny and cloudy, windy on the hill tops and beautiful. rochester feels like a prison sometimes because of the cold, so it is nice for me to be in pa and only go out in a sweatshirt and jeans. i can’t even begin to describe the scent in the air…dead leaves and hibernating trees mixed together with wet grass and old snow. it’s the smell of home, of being alive, and i’ve missed it.


everything is falling apart around me…i come here to find shops closed down, business staples closing their doors after years and years of service and no real crowd at the local movie theatre during the 7pm slot on a friday night. my town is becoming desolate. at least i can count on my favorite walking spot to never change…

 

finally a nanowrimo update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 4:03 am

Well, guys, I’ve finally had a chance to get my nano stuff in order…though it’s only one image (the one requested by Matthew), it took much time for me to include it here, so I hope you enjoy it. It is quite hilarious. I haven’t worked on the book at all since winning the competition, but I do plan to pick it back up soon and finish it. Enjoy!

 

the real you – never let go December 26, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 4:21 am

Wake up next to me
I’ll bring you coffee
And fall asleep by my side
I’ll sing you a lullaby

Watch your step
Cause I’m running in circles
Searching the world for you

Sing as loud as you can
I can’t hear you where I am
But I know someday that you’ll complete my melody

Years gone by, seventeen
I wonder where you’ve been all my life
I’ve been waiting to tell this to you
“You changed my life”
I wanted to say thank you
You make me high, like I could touch the sky

Sing as loud as you can
I can’t hear you where I am
But I know someday that you’ll complete my melody

Wait, don’t get into that car yet
The angels can feel my pain when I’m screaming your name
And I would wait forever

Sing(sing, sing) as loud as you can
I can’t hear you where I am
But I know someday that you’ll complete my melody

Wait, don’t get into that car yet
The angels can feel my pain when I’m screaming your name
And I would wait forever

Sing as loud as you can
I can’t hear you where I am
But I know someday that you’ll complete my melody

And I would wait forever
And I would wait forever

 

some much needed time at home…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 4:02 am

so i’ve been a little homesick lately. thankfully, christmas is here so i can use that as an excuse to visit. today was fantastic…all of my immediate family together and fun time just with my brother.

something i realized last night as i visited my dad’s brother (and family) is that i really miss christmas decorations. the past few weeks have not felt like the holiday season at all to me and i think that is mostly because i did not decorate my house with anything related to christmas. since there are two cats with me now, i have to be selective about what i allow anywhere near them (they destroy everything!). i walked into my uncle’s house last night and i felt like it was finally christmas time…decorations everywhere – like his mom (my grammy) used to do, people talking and laughing, and an old boxing match on television. it was fantastic.

i really think christmas should be a big deal and i should put forth more effort to make it that way. it is the one time of the year where people seem to be especially nice to each other and there’s something in the air that creates a kind of euphoria. i love it and i missed out on it this year…until i got here and suddenly everything became clear again. it was so wonderful catching up with relatives and simply sharing some yummy food with people who have been witnesses to my life. i love christmas. i hope yours was as magical as mine has been.

ps-presents: mom bought me “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (among other things) so now i don’t have to keep renting it and dad got me an ipod nano…*sigh*…mac. 🙂

 

No hope December 12, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 11:35 pm

I had the urge yesterday, walking through Blockbuster to find “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” to rent “The Neverending Story.” I hadn’t seen the movie since I was a child and didn’t even slightly remember the plot, so it seemed like a great choice. After watching it this afternoon, I can say it is not a bad movie at all. I can understand why I used to like it. One thing in particular caught my attention today though…The servant of the ‘nothing’ that was destroying the world of Fantasia (who is a very ferocious wolf-like creature with glowing green eyes) said: “People who have no hopes are easy to control…and whoever has the control has the power.”

I think this is very profound and undeniably relate-able to the conflict between God and satan. People with no eternal hope are easy to take advantage of and destroy, but people with true eternal hope can never be defeated.

Overall, it was worth the viewing. I almost want to rent the movies that follow to complete the experience.

 

Sunrise Earth

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jessica Dixon @ 1:30 pm

So the last little while, I’ve been watching “Sunrise Earth” every day on Animal Planet at 8am. I must say, it has been a great blessing to me…I feel like this show has been my only way to see the sunrise in at least a week because it is continually cloudy here in Rochester. Many of the places they film are in Alaska…makes me want to go there, and the west coast in general. I think I need to make some semi-serious plans about traveling in the near future…