One cousin commented on how we used to go to Saskatoon for birthdays and parties, now it’s for funerals. Another one of our dear uncles has been released from the pain of cancer into the joy of heaven. What happy relief for him; what mixture of relief for him and grief of family. God’s peace to all the Regehrs, Epps, family, friends and fellow workers.
A few days ago I ordered a Xbox from the walmart site because it was cheaper. It was supposed to get here on Jan 29 or Feb 1 but then it snowed. I am so frustrated because the one day out of the year it snows and it delays my order. It is in Abilene and in a truck but the roads are too icy that it cant drop it off. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I have been wanting a Xbox for a few months and I have started researching game boxes. Now I have to write a report/argumentative essay. The Xbox is not that exciting but the games are and the Xbox is one of the best ways to play my favorite games. I will be talking about the uses of game boxes like the Xbox 360 and the benefits of having one. I think the Harapnuik household needs a Xbox because the games I would play on it offers great entertainment value, it can help in social settings and it can help us learn.
Entertainment is a big part of life and sometimes we get to stressed out and need some fun and games. Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to and a good way to get rid of stress is to play games (unless the games get you more stressed out). Video games get you focused on something and you forget every thing else that is happening around you.
I like playing video games because they are like real life situations and you can control the environment and the way you play the game. There are lots of games for the Xbox and the ones that I find are the most fun are, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Need For Speed and Call Of Duty Black Ops. It is also fun to have something to do when friends come over, that we are all interested in and that we can do for any amount of time. Depending on who the friend is, you can play the games that they like or are interested in.
A other big thing about having a Xbox is the social aspect of playing games. In games like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 you can play online against other people anywhere in the world. You can also play with up to 4 people at the same time on the same screen. The number of people you have playing depends on how many controllers you have and the number of people who want to play.
There are a bunch of benefits of having a Xbox but most of them are just from the games. Since you need a Xbox to play the games I will talk about them. All games offer good eye hand coordination because you can’t be looking at the screen and the controller at the same time without messing up somehow. Some surgeons use video games to help train and to warm up their reactions.1 Pilots use flight simulators to train for flying.2 Some games offer great problem solving skills because you can try again if you fail and the games are so life-like that it feels like you are in the game. Since the Xbox has multilayer that you can collaborate with other people and create strategies and plays.
Xboxs, games and accessories cost quite a bit of money but everything together costs the same as a good gaming computer. There are 2 different kinds of Xboxs. The 4gb one, which is the lowest and cheapest one, costs $200 new and doesn’t have that much space to store games and save things. The second one is the 250gb one which is $300 and has all the room you need to store and save stuff. They have something called Kinect which is a motion tracker for games and you don’t need a controller. It costs about $150 and it can only be used on the new Xboxs. You can get a 85gb hard drive for the 4gb one but it costs around $90 so the 250gb one is a much better deal. The Xbox comes with one controller and extra ones are $40. Depending on the game and when it was released they can cost between $10 and $60 and old ones can be super cheap. To be able to play online you have to have a Xbox live acount which is $50 a year.3
Playing games on the Xbox is more reliable than playing the same games on a computer. The Xbox is meant for just playing games and things to do with them so there will be less Internet problems and crashes. The Xbox is made by Microsoft so anything can happen, but most things you can fix or get fixed. Xboxes last at least 4 or 5 years. Microsoft has made 3 or 4 different Xboxs. they made the first Xbox,
They made the Xbox 360,
and then they made the newest Xbox 360
and they just came out with the new Xbox 360 one before Christmas so there will not be a new one for at least 1 to 2 years.4
Now that I know the cost, I still think the Harapnuik household needs a Xbox because the the games I enjoy are better on the Xbox, it helps in social settings, it can help us learn and it is REALLY FUN!. I have been wanting a Xbox for a few months and this research paper should be good enough to show that I know what I’m talking about (most of the time).
1 Doll, Aaron. (2009, febuary 20). Do videogames improve hand-eye coordination more than sports?. Retrieved from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1445882/do_videogames_improve_handeye_coordination.html?cat=25
Dobnik, Verena. (2004, April 7). Surgeons may err less by playing video games. Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4685909/ns/technology_and_science-games/
2 iBN Features Articles, Initials. (n.d.). From console to cockpit: are today’s video gamers tomorrow’s combat pilots?. Retrieved from http://www.ibnfeatures.com/Articles/iBNFeaturesArticles/tabid/63/ID/117/From-Console-to-Cockpit-Are-Todays-Video-Gamers-Tomorrows-Combat-Pilots.aspx
R: So Sneaker, why do you want to be president?
S: What? I don’t want to be president!
R: But, you said you are running for president.
S: That’s right! I think I have a good chance too.
R: So your confident?
S: Oh yes. Very confident. I have to be. That’s the only way anybody can win.
R: So what will your first act as president be?
S: President? Well, I guess the first thing I’ll do is go and party with my buds.
R: Are you sure that’s being a good role model for people? Shouldn’t you be lowering taxes or something?
S: Um…. I can’t lower taxes.
R: You will be able to if you win the election.
S: Election? What are you talking about? I’m just running for president.
R: Exactly. What do you think about the other people running for president? Do you think they have a chance?
S: No. I am confident I’ll win this race. I told you that already.
R: As you’ve seen, this little sneaker is confident he’ll win this years election for president. I’m Bozo Bingo from Silly News. Thank you for watching.
Today we planted a tree in our front yard. We put between two little skinny trees and it looks kinda….. funny. But once there are leave on the trees it will look less funny. It wasn’t really that hard (FOR MOM!!). Hehe.
During Christmas break we wanted to have someone over for dinner. We arranged for the Santanas to come over Christmas day but they got confused and thought that it was Christmas Eve. So on Christmas Eve Levi got a text saying see you at 4 and that confused him so he told mom. Mom called the Santanas and got things sorted out. At the end we went over to the Santantas on Christmas Eve and had the BEST TURKEY EVER. The funny part is that Mr. Santana had never cooked a turkey before. We ended up having Christmas day all to ourselves (but it was fun).
On Saturday we went to Sweetwater to meet up with some friends to go shooting at the range out there. We drove to the range and unloaded their armory in the back of their car. They had…. Uh…. Let me think here, um. A LOT OF GUNS!!!! .22′s, .44′s, 9mm, 45, and many others. I think my favorite was the 1911 they had. It has the most kick and felt the best for me. But all the guns they had were fun to shoot.
Yesterday I did a post about cleaning bearings and somewhere along the line I needed to find out the difference between Ethyl Alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol. This is what I found.
Ethyl alcohol is made with fermented and distilled grain. It is the active ingredient in alcoholic drinks. It depresses the central nervous system (the brain and nerves) and can cause death if taken in sufficient amounts.http://www.ehow.com/facts_7247218_isopropyl-alcohol-vs_-ethyl-alcohol.html
Isopropyl alcohol is made by combining water with propylene gas. It is completely unsafe to drink, and can cause blindness, severe gastric disturbance and death.
There is a chemical in Ethyl Alcohol that breaks down the grease and oil in the bearings and it isn’t in Isopropyl so we need Ethyl Alcohol. I thought there was no difference between the two so it’s a good thing I checked. We couldn’t find any Ethyl Alcohol strong enough so dad ordered some today.
Cleaners/solvents are liquids that dissolve and will interact with other liquids to achieve a specifically designed purpose. In some cases, the solvent solution will be employed as a cleaning agent. In other instances, the solvent will permeate a surface and provide a degree of protection. A solvent may also offer a degree of lubrication as well, although this type of solvent usually only lasts for a short period of time.
I have read that paint thinner, acetone and alcohol work the best and I am going to list the pros and cons of each.
1. It is strong enough to clean out grease.
2. It is easy to find in stores.
3. It is cheap.
1. It leaves a residue that over time will eat away at the bearings.
1. It dissolves grease.
2. It is easy to get.
3. Lots of people use it and say it is good.
1. It does leave a residue but not as bad as paint thinner.
2. CAUTION don’t get nail polish remover without looking at the ingredients to make sure that it is pure acetone.
1. It works good and doesn’t leave a residue.
2. It is cheap.
1. It has to be 95% pure alcohol.
2. It is hard to find.
After all my research, I have found out that acetone or pure alcohol is the best and easiest to find. and other people agree with me that citrus cleaner is not strong enough. Paint thinner is not good because of the residue so we need to find some acetone or alcohol.
Here is a link that describes mistletoe and what you are suppose to do under it.