This blog is, as you know, a collection of stories and poems by me. But a few moments ago, I came up with an idea so ingenious, so irresistible, I knew immediately that I had to publish it.
I was working on my Science project, which required me to draw a perfect oval in the form of an OPEN sign (long story) and having spent hours drawing atoms and other stuff, I wanted to find a way to draw an oval that didn't require half an hour of drawing and redrawing to get it perfect. As people everwhere do on a daily basis, I consulted the Internet. There were various methods listed, from tape and rulers to complicated mathmatical thereoms. There was also a Youtube video that promised an easy and painless way to draw an oval, but since the video was thirty minutes long, I didn't bother watching it through. My frusturation level was rising. Out of all the conveniences mankind had invented for itself, wasn't there a way to draw a perfect oval in less than five minutes?
I was staring at the picture of the OPEN sign on my computer, wondering how I was going to copy it perfectly.
Yes, I was thinking of the same thing you are.
My printer was out of ink. My mom's office was locked, as it always is. But there was a shorter method right in front of me, glowing in neon letters.
This method requires three materials only, has only three steps, and takes less than a minute. More than I can say about any of the others I've found.
Materials: Piece of paper, pen or pencil, computer or tablet.
I know you have these already. How else were you going to draw an oval? And how else would you be reading this?
1. Search for a picture of an oval on your computer. Once you have it, bring it to full size. If you want a different size of oval, copy it to Microsoft Word and resize it from there.
2. Put your piece of paper on the monitor. Center the oval where you want it.
3. Trace the oval with your pen or pencil.
If you don't feel like tracing it on a monitor, print it out if you have access to a printer.
Simple. Easy. Ingenious. Not flawless, if you want a bigger oval than your monitor can fit. But in most cases, very convenient. What puzzles me a bit is that for all those people who posted mathematical algorithims and lengthy methods involving rulers, none of them realized that if their readers had a piece of paper and a computer, they could simply trace the oval on the monitor.