Monday, March 25, 2013

Robotics On My Mind

All weekend long... FIRST 2102 Team Paradox was on my mind. Sure, I was folding laundry, reading Doctor Dolittle aloud, feeding goats and chickens and bunnies and children, even roasting tomatoes. But while the team was away, playing in the FIRST Regional Competition, at UC Davis, I kept popping over to my computer to catch matches, and read any updates about the event. The action, the suspense, the passion for this spirited team is compulsive, and pervasive!

I had robotics on my mind, even while I was busy, doing stuff I have not enjoyed since last summer... like roasting tomatoes. Ooh, those are yummy, and definitely inspiring me to replant the garden beds. Not sure if it's too soon for tomatoes. Our summer doesn't get hot until we burn through June gloom.

I drizzled these heirloom, organic tomatoes with olive oil, then sprinkled salt, pepper and herbs de Provence, and added garlic cloves. And then spread them over a parchment covered cookie sheet. Our oven was preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and I let them sizzle until they smelled irresistible. My concise and specific cooking instructions are why publishers are clamoring to get me to sign book deals with them.

Yellow and red. Red and Yellow... it's Paradox colors, wherever I look!

When I see FIRST in action, and hear those robotics kids talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, I cannot help but feel spirited, too.

Congratulations, FIRST 2102 Team Paradox on winning the award for Gracious Professionalism. You are a team that cheers for the love of STEAM, your passion for learning, and you don't stop until everyone feels the pride and passion.

Another great link, a great match, 2102 on the blue alliance, and scoring like mad! Load and shoot, load and shoot! "Shot after shot, after shot!" Leaves me with robotics on my mind, and Paradox in my heart.

One more thing... thank you, all of you Paradoxians who post to FB, and take pictures, upload videos, share news links, comment. You give us more to cheer for and enjoy, when we cannot be two places at once.


ArtyZen said...

You really have got it bad! And that's good. Axxx

Kim said...

This is the second post in a row that smells really scrumptious! I'm drooling a little :P