Reminder: Keeper League for Crap Players

As a reminder, today is the last day we’ll be accepting new teams in the keeper league for crap players. Please visit this post for more information. We have 9 teams so far and want to move to 12 overall. It’s ESPN Fantasy Baseball, which is the only free league that would let us do something like this.

If there’s three people out there who wouldn’t mind playing with Tap, B, Julia, Maggie, and myself, please sign up by asking for an invite. 🙂 Thanks.

Meme Alert: End of Year Meme (ganked from <lj user=”sleepysluggo”>)

1.) Where did you ring in 2006?
At ‘s dad’s apartment.

2.) What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
Employed and Engaged.

3.) Were you in school (anytime this year)?

4.) How did you earn your keep?
I was the only operations engineer at a podunk communications firm that couldn’t figure out what they wanted from me. I got laid off from that job in April. Now, I’m working on a SOC team for

5.) Did you have to go to the hospital?

6.) Did you encounter the police?
Got pulled over and talked my way out of a ticket once this year.

7.) Where did you go on vacation?
Pac Bell Park for one night.

8.) What did you purchase that was over $500?
My new laptop, ‘s laptop, and video iPods for the both of us.

9.) Did you know anybody who got married?
Yeah. My wife. She got married to me. Also: & . My cousin on my dad’s side.

10.) Do you know anybody who passed away?
Thankfully, no.

11.) Have you run into anybody you graduated high school with?
Everytime I go downstairs.

12.) Did you move anywhere?
I moved back into my old apartment in San Jose.

13.) What sporting events did you go to?
Baseball games at Pac Bell Park.

14.) What concerts did you go to?
Battle of the Bands at Ani-Magic 2006.

15.) Are you registered to vote?

16.) If so, did you do your patriotic duty on Nov. 7?
Yes. D is for Victory.

17.) Where do you live now?
San Jose, CA.

18.) Describe your birthday.
Very little fanfare. Everyone online forgot it until I mentioned it. I got like maybe one call from my mom.

19.) What’s the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2006?
Get married again.

20.) What is one thing you regretted this year?
I regret nothing. I live as few ever dare.

21.) What’s something you learned about yourself?
That I’m corny.

22.) Any new additions to your family?
My sister, Anna, had a baby.

23.) What was your best month?
December. Because I got to buy people presents again 🙂

24.) What from pop culture will you remember 2006 by?
Several: Leo died. Santos won. Danny loves Jordan. Jim kissed Pam. Karen smiled. Andy sung. Dwight lied.

25.) How would you rate this year with a scale from 1 (shitty) to 10 (excellent)?
9. I got a wife, I got a job, I got my show, I got my writing. The only thing that would make it a 10 is if I was debt-free and insanely rich.

Holidailies #1: Who am I?

This is prompt #1 of 31 prompts this month for Holidailies.

Today’s prompt is: Introduce yourself and your website to Holidailies readers.  Here we go…

Hi, my name is Michael Garcia and this is my first time participating in Holidailies.  My website isn’t really all that much more than a Livejournal site where I normally read up on my friends and their goings-on, primarily sports-related and believe it or not, most them are female (I’m proud to say).  I recently got married, about eight months ago.  I work for a subsidiary of eBay called

My interests vary between writing to science-fiction to baseball to television and most everything in between.  I prefer not to pigeon-hole myself into one hobby or another; I like taking it all in and using what I can from them all.  I know this drives my wife crazy, because I will be embroiled in several different things at once and she has no idea how I’m able to do that.

But anyway, I look forward to contributing daily this month, as I’ve never kept a full month of posts up (even though I’ve tried before). 🙂


Everyone is on notice. I am replying with one of two icons today: Baseball is Life, and I’ve Got a Giant Attitude.


Today is the Easter here at the Church of Baseball, and the Holy Lord of the Mighty Curveball shall reign over us all until the end of the Fall Classic. Not a fucking god damned thing is going to bring me down today, because it’s OPENING DAY! You are instructed to leave a comment of rejoicing below, and talk trash about how your team is going to win the whole fucking thing. Yes, even you Rockies fans shall rejoice! It’s OPENING DAY!

Weird Saturday…

Before I begin, I’d like to thank everyone who did not show tonight for making the first Dorama Night of 2006 an utter failure. The next time I hear people telling me “you need to host Dorama Night again,” I’m going to shove my fucking fist through their mouths and rip out their spinal columns. Seriously. Every single person who told me that last time stood me up tonight. So fuck it. If you want dorama night, then host it yourselves. I have better things to do with my money and my time.

Todd and Jody capped off a three-day adventure in moving and have moved all of their things out. The only evidence of Todd ever having lived there are the divots in the carpet where his furniture used to be. Oh, and the man-sized ticks and chiggers asking where he went. Don’t worry, Todd… Ralph and boys are on their way over, so I hope you’ve got room 😉 Just kidding. Though half of me wants to drop a bug bomb in there. I already moved my (our) bed in there and so now we’re using Todd’s room as our bedroom and my room is being converted into a kind of den/office. I would love to track down a couple of recliners and put them in front of my entertainment center so if Robert comes over, we can just sit and play games or watch TV, no problem.

The living room’s going to need to be seriously cleaned… and reorganized. That huge entertainment center that Todd brought with him apparently survived just one more move… so now there’s a huge empty space where it used to be int he living room, and I’m going to take the opportunity to get a new (smaller) one and put it in a different part of the room. The ratty couch is going to be tossed and I think Julia’s bringing down her green couch from the city as well as some other furniture she has already. But still, I want recliners, even if it is remeniscent of Friends 😛 Just like in the dream, baby. Though, I may move the simple entertainment center from in my room out to the living room and get a better one for the office. Something that has a case inside so I’m not worried about shit falling off due to it being stacked precariously. Which reminds me that I need more shelving in here. I do not have enough shelf space for my shit by a long shot. Hmm…

I keep looking at a calendar and I can’t beleive my wedding’s only thirty-five days from now. Wow.

In other news, baseball’s back. I’ve been catching games of the World Baseball Classic on ESPN2, and listening to Giants spring training games on KNBR. I missed Jon and Flemm calling games. 🙂 Now, all I need is Kruk and Kuip on the TV and I’m all set.

Lastly, work’s been pretty damn good. I have more projects than I have digits, but I’m being paid well and my 30-day evaluation was nothing but positive. Fucking A.