October 31, 2011

Doodle or Puff?

October was a busy, busy month for Mr. Joshua.

I've given out rubber duckies to the local children for the town's annual Freaky Friday event, cleaned up a big section of Turkey Creek with Farragut High School's JROTC, staggered down Market Square in Knoville with my fellow undead for the Knoxville Zombie Walk, reached lucky number 1500 for storm drains mapped, got my Knoxville know-it-all card stamped when I went to a UT game and visited the Knox Zoo, brought a spork to life, and I found a cheez doodle in a storm drain.

I hesitate to even mention the cheez doodle.  You would have had to of been there I guess.  It was more exciting than it seems.

As a Water Quality Assistant (or President of Farragut if you will) I have been playing the part of both the reflective vest wearing field worker and the faux Micheal Bay with a spork equally and with success.  So prepare for more fascinating GIS updates as well as more green screen nonsense and utensil utilization.

Now, time to end this wonderful month with some zombie movies, candy, and a sense of accomplishment.

Thank you and good day.

I say stuff,  I bring trash bags, I take videos.

A chupacabra.  Some people call them mercats.  Anywho, they're at the zoo. 
The letter T or an upside down sailboat with a tall mast?

No brains down the storm drains.

Everything about this girl's performance is perfect.  The eyes, the rolled ankle, the I seem slow but I could eat your brains before you say 'how cute' smile.  Love it.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Here's an update on the GIS mapping I'm doing for Farragut.

Personally I find couples costumes to be obnoxious but hey, they look kinda cute together.

15% more scary than storm drain #666.  Who knew?

October 18, 2011

Spork's Whimsical Recycling Adventure.

After much hard work I am ready to unveil my America Recycles Day Video Contest entry. So here it is 'Spork's Whimsical Recycling Adventure'.

The video will be (if things go the way I hope they will) approved by a committee and then it will be judged by number of thumbs up on YouTube. So don't vote yet! You blog visitors can have a naughty sneak peak though...shh.

October 14, 2011

Spork Services.

This is what I have been working on.
A whimsical adventure brought to you by the minds of Jason Scott and Joshua Cunningham. 

Stay tuned.

October 7, 2011


On this day last year I packed a backpack and a suitcase and flew out to California.  It was honestly the most terrifying experience of my life.  Life up until that point had been about going to school and making coffee for a paycheck.  To say that I had that life under control was an understatement.  If anything I was bored with it.  I guess that’s what led up to that terrifying experience part of things.  When I first thought about making the big leap it was the thought of leaving my nice apartment and car that concerned me.  It wasn’t until I was leaving my loved ones in the airport that the little seed of terror truly began to sprout.

Everything else from that point on is located in the ‘good memory’ file of my brain’s rolodex.  But NCCC was more than a series of good memories for me.  Without venturing close to hyperbole I can say that it was the most definitive experience of my life.  I learned more in those ten months of service that I did in four years of college.  I entered into NCCC as a bumbling adult wannabe with little sense of direction as to where he wanted to go in life.  And I left as a bumbling adult wannabe with little sense of direction as to where he wanted to go in life.  That adult however had something the other didn’t.  He had a sense of fulfillment, an appreciation for life, and a hunger for service that exceeded his own expectations.

AmeriCorps hasn’t been about changing who I am.  It has been about being a better me through the vehicle helping others.  And for this opportunity I will be thankful for the entirety of my life.

More News

Farragut's AmeriCorps participation gets mentioned in this month's University of Tennessee MTAS newsletter!  Check it out!

October 1, 2011