Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wanna Make Some Money?

So apparently dental school doesn’t keep me busy enough. This past week I decided to start my own business…hey, I gotta pay for tuition somehow, right? For the past year and a half, I have been a member of various “GPT sites.” For those unfamiliar with the term GPT, it stands for “Get-Paid-To” and these so-called GPT sites are websites that pay members to perform various tasks…some pay you to read emails, others pay you to click on advertisements, take surveys, request information, sign up for trial offers, etc. They are all free to join, and over the past year and a half I have managed to make thousands of dollars from them, along with winning many prizes (like ipods, gift cards, computer speakers, a Nintendo DS, a camera, etc.) from contests many of the sites hold.

Well, recently I decided to start MY OWN GPT It is 100% free to join, and all of the offers on my site are free as well. Each offer you complete will earn you a certain number of points. The points can then be redeemed for a variety of gift cards or a custom prize of your choice. You can earn a $15 gift card by completing just a few short surveys.

The site is still in its beginning stages and is pretty simple right now (no pun intended). I hope to add a lot more offers soon. I'll probably try to keep the membership low, because I don't have a TON of free time to devote to responding to members' emails, problems, etc., but
I do hope to eventually have monthly contests where members can win fun prizes. If you’re interested in joining, sign up below! Also, if you’re new to GPT sites, let me know and I can send you a tutorial with some great tips! (For instance, you’ll want to set up a junk email account to avoid the tons of spam you’ll get!) Wish me luck in this new adventure!

Posted by Doug

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FHE at the Ball Field

Nick in the giant glove outside the stadium.

Cotton Candy! Yum!!!

Nick with the recycling super hero.

Doug called Monday afternoon from school and said someone had extra Mariners tickets, so a few hours later we were off to McDonald’s for a quick dinner, and then made our way down to Safeco Field. We had wanted to take Nick to a game, so this was perfect. He did ask half way through the game when he gets to play, I guess he thought we were going to a baseball game that he would play in. Despite the disappointment of finding out that he didn't get to play, he was excited and had a great time. He loved the Cotton Candy, but insisted on saving some for later. Joselyn liked the music and clapping, and enjoyed looking around. She had all the concession stand workers looking and smiling at her. I did realize that I really need to take my responsibilities of being a mother a little more seriously- my almost 4 year old son doesn’t know the words to Take Me Out to the Ball Game!!! We’ll be working on that!

Joselyn in her Dresses

I just couldn’t resist posting a few pictures of Joselyn in her dresses. She is 7 ½ months old now; I can’t believe how quickly she is growing. She is getting her first tooth (bottom right). She is eating well and likes just about anything we feed her. She has been pulling herself up to stand for a few weeks now. She also loves playing with pens. She is such a happy, content baby. If only she would sleep better at night!

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