Monday, March 30, 2015

  The European producer Koh-I-Noor was the first to introduce a yellow pencil.  It was first used in the 1890's.  The graphite came from China.  American pencil makers wanted a special way to tell people that their pencils contained Chinese graphite. Yes, I usually do like to use a average yellow pencil just because they are cheap and easy to get a hold of.  I tend to write with both pens and pencils on a daily basis.  I don't really have a favorite.  I think pencils are great for doodling because with them you can erase if you mess up. I guess you can call me a pencil doodler, because I draw maps in my free time at home.  It is a good idea to always use a pencil on math assignments or other school assignments, so you can erase if you need to.  I believe that there will always be a need for pencils, unless someone invents a new electronic pencil that is cheap.,99/doodle-school-book-pencil-paper-apple-learn-vector-1113299.jpg

Monday, March 23, 2015

Well, for this weeks blog I'm going to talk about what I did over the weekend.  Friday night my family and I went to Culver's in Adrian for dinner.  Then, Saturday morning I slept in until about 9 am and didn't get dressed for the day until 11:30 am.  Then, I "worked" on homework for awhile. (even though I kept getting distracted).  Saturday evening I went outside for about 3 hours.  Sunday, we didn't go to church, but in the afternoon my mom and I went to a baby shower in Lyons, Ohio. My Grandpa Mike made some really good chili and the cake was also good!  I also ate some baby food while blindfolded for a game! I also worked on physics Sunday night.

Monday, March 16, 2015

I think what makes a good portrait picture is that it should be clear and show the persons features well.  I think it is sometimes hard to get a good shot, because it depends on where the picture is taken, what amount of light you have, etc.  I think that good lighting and a decent camera are needed for a good picture.  Also, they should be a staged picture not a candid shot.  A portrait should also have a pleasant background.

This picture is great because it has a nice background, good light, and the person is centered.

The baby is centered and there is a nice background/props.

Monday, March 9, 2015

If I saw a friend of mine cheating on something, depending on who it was I would probably tell them not to do it.  However, in some special cases I would probably tell on them.  Also, I may not say anything at all, all depending on the specific situation.  Cheating is not good, but pretty much everyone has done it at least once in their life.  I will admit that the one time I really did it was in second grade on a spelling test, but I haven't really done it since.  I learned my lesson.  Cheating is not ethical or honest either. It can be tempting to do, but I try not to do it when I could if I wanted to.

Monday, March 2, 2015

So, Jimmie Johnson won the race at Atlanta yesterday so therefore i'm happy.  He is now locked into the chase and it is only the second race of the season.  However, Jeff Gordon was involved in a wreck late in the race and wasn't able to finish well. (possibly not at all)  Also, yesterday I watched the season finale of The Great British Baking show and it actually made me quite hungry! Also, this last weekend I attended two basketball games here at school and they were both fun to watch.  I had to work concessions at one though.