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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Violence on TV

My thoughts on the amount of violence on TV varies.  There are some shows that I would say could be considered too violent but there are people who like them and if that is what they like then so be it.  I don't really think there is too much violence.  The reason these shows have so much violence is because it is interesting and enjoyable for some people to watch and they make money off of them.  The show I chose to do is Supernatural, which is a show about 2 brothers who travel across the country and hunt down paranormal and haunted things.  I don't think that there is too much violence in this show, but there is certainly a fair amount.  I believe that 14 is the appropriate age to watch this show because that is the advised audience to watch it.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that is celebrated by the Mexican culture.  The holiday itself is in celebration of the victory at the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexicans defeated Napoleon III and the French forces.  Pretty much anybody can celebrate this day, but mainly it is for anyone with a Mexican heritage or someone whose significant other is of Mexican descent.  I do not believe this should become a national holiday, or that it ever will.  It doesn't make much sense for the US to make it a holiday because we were not involved in the battle and it had really no effect on us.

Monday, April 27, 2015


To me I think prom is a fun time if you go with a date and with the right group of people.  If you have a girlfriend it can be a lot of fun but if you are a loner than it would suck.  Last year I went without a date, but I went with a bunch of friends so it wasn't bad at all.  Sure it costs a lot of money and all, but you only get to do it a few times in your life.  I didn't go to after prom last year, so I don't really know about how much fun that is.  But everyone says it is a blast so I guess I'm excited to go.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth Day

So apparently this Wednesday is Earth Day.  Earth Day really does not mean that much to me.  It's pretty much just a day for people to act like they are green and do good for the earth.  I personally have never participated in any kind of Earth Day celebration.  A few cool things that I found about Earth Day that I didn't know before are:
1. It was first celebrated April 22, 1970
2. It was originally only celebrated in the US until around 1990 and then it was recognized worldwide
3. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson. 
A couple of things we could do to celebrate earth day or plant a plant, and clean up some trash outside around your area.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Break

Over spring break I really did not accomplish a whole lot.  I stayed at home alone and relaxed pretty much the whole time.  On Thursday I had a morning baseball practice and after that I went to the airport to surprise my girlfriend who was getting back from Florida.  The next day I went with her and her family to Indianapolis for her final cheer competition of the season.  Indianapolis is a really nice city that seems really clean and I got to explore the competition center where they performed at.  So all in all my spring break was really enjoyable.

Monday, March 30, 2015


People began painting pencils yellow in the 1890's.  The European producer Koh-I-Noor was the first to produce the yellow pencil.  The traditional yellow pencil is not my usual writing instrument of choice.  In my opinion mechanical pencils are far superior to them, but I like using pens more myself.  I really don't doodle that much because I never really acquired the skill to be a good doodler.  The only time I think to use a pencil instead of a pen during the day is when I go to math class in case I make mistakes.  I believe that yellow pencils will always be around because they have been around this long and so many people still use them today.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March Madness

What I have chosen to blog about today is the 2015 Men's Division 1 College Basketball Tournament.  I have filled out probably 6 brackets with a different champion in each of them.  The real bracket that I believe will win me money has Wisconsin as the winner.  On one of my brackets that I filled out on my phone I am ranked 48,564 nationally out of millions and am in the 96th percentile for being correct.  So far my good brackets are in good shape and hopefully they remain good throughout the rest of the tournament.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Not everybody can take a good portrait picture. I believe it is true that you need to have a nice camera to be able to take a professional grade portrait photo.  One thing that is essential to taking a good portrait is the lighting.  It is obviously not easy for anyone to take a good portrait, I think that it is necessary to be trained and have some skill in the art.  Another element that is needed to take a good photo is the background.  A good background with some necessary props can make any photo look better than just stock.

Monday, March 9, 2015


My opinion on cheaters is just dont get caught.  I am not the kind of person to turn people in, that is not really my style.  It might change my thoughts about the certain person, but telling on them is just not cool.  Everybody has cheated in some way in there life so nobody is perfect. So again as long as you do not get caught it doesn't really matter to me if anybody cheats.

Monday, March 2, 2015


The most exciting thing in my life right now is the fact that baseball starts in 1 week.  Sad thing for me though is it's my senior year so it is my final baseball season.  Last year I was the honorable mention on the All-County team for Sand Creek.  I am looking to build upon that and hope to be on the All-County 1st Team or at the very minimum be on the 2nd Team.  I have put the work in during the offseason and my arm and everything is better right now than it has been ever.  I am definitley hoping for a successful injury free and fun baseball season.

Monday, February 23, 2015


I do not feel like education relies too heavily on testing.  Unless someone can tell me a better way to show how a student has learned about the topic and is knowledgable on it I feel that tests are the best way.  Now that does not mean that I like tests, because I do not.  I am a decent test taker myself I would say.  Standardized tests are the worst of them all.  Taking the ACT was one of if not the worst and hardest test I have ever taken in my life.  But in the world we live in today everything is competitive and colleges want to accept the brightest and most promising students.  There are ways you can better yourself for taking tests, it just takes time and effort.  So in conclusion, tests are the best way to measure your knowledge and ability but they aren't everyones favorite.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Most Important Things in Life

There are a lot of important things in my life but I will keep the list short to 4.  The first most important thing to me is my family.  They are always there for me and wouldn't be here without them.  The second most important thing to me is my car.  It is pretty nice and it gets me wherever I need to go.  The third most important thing in my life is baseball.  Baseball is my favorite sport and something I am pretty good at.  And finally, the last thing I am thankful for is my house.  It does a good job of keeping me warm and is nice and its welcoming.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Popular President

The president I believe had the greatest impact is Abraham Lincoln.  The reason I say this is because during his short presidency he abolished slavery and mended a nation torn by the Civil War.  The hardest thing about being president is probably all of the choices you have to make and having to make yourself look perfect infront of an entire nation at all times. It would be hard being in the spotlight all the time.  I would never want to be president because I am a quiet person and that is just not something that I am interested in.  But I guess if I were to ever run for president my campaign pitch would be "Bringing Welfare to an End, in 4 years".

Monday, January 26, 2015

I want out of here!

If I could choose between being in the mountains, desert, or at a beach right now, I would choose the mountains.  I was just at a beach a few weeks ago when I was in Florida, so I would'nt really care if I was at one right now.  The mountains are really cool, and they look beautiful.  And if you see in some pictures there are lakes and forests located within the mountains and I think it would be really cool to explore those.  I would like to go hunting in the mountains because wherever there is mountains there is always a lot of big game.  The desert isn't really for me because it's boring and not a whole lot of plant life or wildlife.  It's just a big hot sandbox where you get sunburnt and dehydrated really easily.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Final Exam

The tool that I thouroughly think that I will use the most outside of exploring technology is Google Drive.  The reason I say this is because after this year I am going to college and I currently own a Chromebook with Google Drive on it.  The drive is alot easier and more modern to use than Microsoft Office.  It saves automatically and you don't have to worry about losing any of your information.  You can create documents and share them publicly which would also help me in the college setting.  The tool I see myself least using is blogging.  I honestly don't ever see myself running my own blog as I really don't have time to run a blog.

If I were a Bug What Would I Be

If I were a bug, I would choose to be a yellow jacket wasp.  The main reason I would choose to be one is because everyone is scared of wasps.  And if I were one I would mess with humans all the time and make them scared.  Im sure probably some animals are scared of wasps too because if you mess with them a whole swarm would attack you.  And finally, you always have safety in numbers when you are an animal, and yellow jackets live in huge colonies in massive nests.

Monday, January 5, 2015

What I did on my Time Off.

What I did on my time off is hang out with Julia.  I made her stay up late all the time and it was fun.  Also I went to Florida which was pretty fun. I wish I could have went with my friends but it was still fun!  Not exactly excited to be back in school but I guess its whatever.