January 3, 2009

Kick Off!

     Well, today was the First Robotics Competition Kick off.  First is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, it was founded by a brilliant engineer named Dean Kamen in 1989.  Its mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  FRC (First Robotics Competition) is one of the challenges that FIRST has made to inspire young people.  Every year since 1992 in January There is a kick off event.  This is where the thousands of teams across the United States and Canada receive the game challenge for the year.  The teams then have  six weeks to build and ship a robot to one or more of the regionals scattered across the United States.  If you and your alliance win the regional you are at, you proceed to the national in Atlanta, Georgia.  I could go on and on and on about the game we just learned today, but, yall don't really want to hear about that do you? No, I didn't think so.  For those of you that are sorter geeky, if I may call it that, and want to know more, here is the FIRST website, and the website of the local team my brother and I are on: Rockford Robotics.  Now don't get all scared off, I'm not the one who is going to be working on modules, solenoids, bread boards, Gui C++ programming, and sheet metal!  How do I know all that right?  :)  I am going to be working with the paper work and accounting and maybe designing T-shirts. :)  All this was said, just to say that, *sniff* I won't have hardly any time to keep you all posted, let alone read....sew....play....read....read.  *sigh*  Well, I will do my best!  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!:)  Even blog...
Have a happy week!  

Current Mood:  irritated
and busy!


  1. my week won't be happy; homework! =(

  2. Hi Joanna,

    The robotics thing sounds really neat! :) That's cool that you can do it with your brother. :)

    Okay... so, photographing jewelry....

    Well, first thing is you need good lighting. Sunlight is too bright, usually, so a good bright indoor light is usually best. :)
    You can lay the jewelry on a plain white background, like a white tablecloth, and that makes a nice picture.

    I like to use props like teacups and interesting little glass objects to display my jewelry on. Some people lay jewelry on piano keys, hang earrings on book edges, and all sorts of other things. Just make sure people know they're buying the jewelry and not the props. :D

    Also make sure your camera is set to macro or close-up.

    So that's all I can think of... any other questions?

    Happy Etsying! :D


  3. Hi! Thanks for entering my giveaway. Good luck!

  4. Great! Glad I could help! Just let me know if you have any further questions. :)

    Thank you! :D my mom and I worked really hard to get that all set up. :) I'm quite pleased that you like the etsy page! :)


  5. okay, brace yourself. I am not going to follow your blog any more. Don't worry, I love it, but I am going to cut off a ton of people. I am terribley sorry.

    and again, I am sorry, because this is copy and pasted message written by me.

    Lauren Ann