Monday, March 07, 2011

Mini Parrot-Ox Around Town


This dude is legend. Maybe not for the reasons the artist had intended, but I think Matthew Antichevich should be happy for the attention his statue has attracted. It is a community focal point, that gives people a unique opportunity to enjoy creative, civic, humorous, artful expression. Some very famous cities thrive on the appeal of their small works of art.


Anyway... I know a few people who appreciate the Cardiff Kook. He is riding a magic carpet of good-natured FIRST 2102 Team Paradox spirit, and it's only right for the community to know that their local high school students are engineer wizards, brilliant artists, and all around marvelous beings!


Honestly, the Kook looks so spot-on FRC Paradox authentic... I feel as though we already were at an awesome, spirited FIRST Regional Competition! Our weekend made a good warm-up for the week ahead!


William, Rebekah, and Maria get ParaKooky!

Hey, did You get Parakooked? Send me your Parakooky picture to share on Chickenblog!

In gratitude to our great community, and to make a FIRST 2102 Team Paradox show of gracious professionalism and outreach, Mini Parrot-Ox and I made some deliveries.


FIRST stop<--- love puns! Our first stop was to the sheriff's department. They need to know they are appreciated and respected. Respect and appreciation can be expressed with donuts, right?


Next delivery... the firehouse! Mini Parrot-Ox was delighted to see her friends, and give them some local treats. They also have an invitation to FRC San Diego from San Dieguito Academy's FIRST 2102 Team Paradox Robotics Club!


Open up the bay door! Maria Mini Parrot-Ox saved the best for last, because at the second firehouse they recognized SDA's robotics club, and invited Maria to pose with a firefighter and a fire engine! FIRST 2102 Team Paradox, you and your sweet metal shop skills have made a very fine impression on this team of supportive firefighters! They have an invitation to San Diego FRC, and a warm place in their hearts for San Dieguito Academy.

For our schools!
For our community!
For our teachers, mentors, and families!
For our sponsors!
For Team San Diego!
For math and engineering!
For art and business!
For the Love of Robotics!
For FIRST 2102 Team Paradox!
We are proud of you!
Say: We are proud of you!

4 comments:

  1. Maria Mini Parrot-Ox is just about the cutest thing ever. What fun you folks have!

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  2. This is the best idea I have seen yet. We need more of this, and I think you are right; these guy's are heroes in our comunity.
    Thank you for acknowledging them.
    I love the dress-up.

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  3. Miriam... thank you! She loves to represent the team, and she loves to meet people. We are fortunate to live in a really neat place, and saying "thank you" feels great.

    Michael... thank you. It was fun and simple. I know people do more, which is wonderful. I am happy that even our small gesture was so warmly received... it is a good reminder to me that every bit of gratitude can make a day brighter!

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  4. cool! That last picture is really neat!!

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