Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Jut a quick observation: I had no idea that lipstick was so tough to get out.
But I guess that’s a good thing for a married guy not to know.
Do all detergents work the same and get the same stains out? Which of these three detergents: “Arm and Hammer”, “Purex” and “All”, works better to get stains out ?
I think that “All” would work the best because it is the most expensive of the three and I would assume that it had the best ingredients and quality. I think “Arm And Hammer” and “Purex” will do poorly because they are the least expensive and I would assume that they have lower quality soap.
For my experiment, I used three pieces cut from a 100% cotton T-shirt. I stained each material with grass and dirt, lipstick and grape juice. First I put 1 cup of Arm and Hammer into my washing machine and set it for 2 minutes on warm/cool. When it was done, I noticed that none of the stains were totally gone, most of the grape juice was gone, none of the lipstick was gone and part of the grass stain was gone. I labeled my experiment and went on to the next detergent. Next, I used “Purex”. I did the same thing and when I took it out I didn’t really do anything. All of the stains were there and the only stain that looked a little lighter was the grape juice. Last I tried “All”. I used the same process as the other two and it turned out that the most expensive one did the worst. All of the stains looked about the same. My hypothesis was incorrect.
My hypothesis was wrong. “All” did the worst and it was the most expensive. Arm and Hammer did the best and it was the cheapest one of the three. I am very surprised with these results and I learned that advertisements and price aren’t really how you can tell if a brand is good or not.
My daughter was thinking about what stains she should use for this experiment. I jokingly said to her "Hey I have a great idea" which prompted the illustration below.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Besides believing something so absurd how can you imagine that the government is so organized that they could plan something so extravagant and pull it off? Just ask anyone who has ever worked for the government. I know I have crabbed before about conspiracy theorist
but this one takes the cake.
Anyway I created this Illustration below to relieve my frustrations
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I’m not kidding … I wish I were.
12 black ballpoint pens (no clicking pens)
12 red ballpoint pens (no clicking pens)
12 sharpened # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
1 ruler- inches and centimeters
1 pocket-type calculator
1 large eraser (Pink or Magic Rub)
1 box 24 crayons
1 box 12 colored pencils
1 box 8 classic color markers (broad line)
1 box 8 classic color markers (fine line)
1 pair Fiskars brand scissors
1 plastic pencil pouch for pens, pencils, and eraser (label with name)
2 glue sticks (1 large & 1 small)
1 bottle of white school glue (4 fl oz)
1 large package of multi-colored construction paper
1 realm white copy paper
1 paperback dictionary
1 oxford color paperback thesaurus
1 box tissue
1 roll paper towels
1 container of baby wipes
1 package of 81/2 x11” graph paper (4 squares per inch)
1 yellow vinyl folder (for social studies)
1 91/2 x 6” Five Star notebook for writing Journal (*note special size)
1 roll of correction tape (no liquid White- Out)
3 1” three-ring binders (Open Court, Writing & Grammar, and Music)
3 red three- hole fastener folders
2 packages of Avery Write-On Big Tab Reference Dividers (5 assorted colors)
1 yellow fluorescent hi-liter
3 packages of 8 ½ x 11” college ruled paper
1 small bottle of hand sanitizer
1 small stapler
1 box staples
1 clear 1 quart box with lid (for art supplies)
vinyl, 3-prong folder in each of the following colors: Red (2) Black Yellow, Blue, Purple
Book sox (1 for each text book)
NOTE: *Rolling backpacks may be no longer than 12” x 12” x12”