LIFE

IN
BLACK
AND
WHITE



last---past---next---now
( FEATURED OTHERS 'n STUFF )

MEG AND DIA!

ORLANDO?

WHERE IT BEGAN


ARE THEY SERIOUS?
(how far are we from censorship?)

ONE. . . WHY
(find your social conscience)

Barbara Waters: so candoor, what all this fuss about blogmad?

Candoor: Blogmad? It's better than ever! Get more visitors (or find me in chat there). Register now and tell me for extra credits. VARB?


JOIN OR RE-REGISTER NOW

welcome blogmadians... and the rest of you, while still in beta, you can still join the latest greatest party on the web, blogmad!

SUPPORT BLOGMAD! BUY STUFF



o O ( ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ) O o

CONVERSATION WITH GOD

MEANING OF LIFE
FORWARD THIS ENTRY
INTELLIGENT DESIGN

(SEE WHAT THE POPE SAYS)

o O ( AND COMING SOON! ) O o

ABOUT ZOOPLA

o O ( AND CURRENT EVENTS ) O o


blogadvance blogazoo
blogexplosion blogmad?
bloglines


o O ( SOCIAL CONCERNS ) O o

HELP THE RED CROSS
MESSAGES FROM MISSISSIPPI
BLOG FOR RELIEF
NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL

(MIRROR OF N.O. JOURNAL)
(INCLUDING LIVE CAM AND PHOTOS)

HELP AND BE HELPED
HURRICANE HOUSING
LINKS TO HELP
IMAGES FOR HISTORY
New Orleans News
Buloxi News
THE FAILURE


FREE SPEECH
(tell them what you think)

The White House
(202) 456-1111

Senate and Congress
(202) 224-3121

YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHTS
USE THEM





FAT MAN WALKING
BLOGATHON!
INDEX BEGIN
FACE FUN!



last---past---next---now



SITES I SEE A LOT
IxQuick Search
Google Search
itools references
movie database

Giga-Quotes

Harry Chapin Lyrics
SSA




OLD AND NEW READS
(WISH I HAD MORE TIME
TO READ and EXPLORE)

mother jones
utne reader
common dreams
the progressive
mediate
the other side
orion
harper's
rolling stone
reel classics


fallout shelter
the memory hole
song meanings
truth out
wil wheaton
bugmenot
global news matrix
break for news
are you generic?
neil gaiman
h2g2
daily kos
the truth laid bear
reason
capitol hill blue
boing boing
nobody here




SITES I AM CONSIDERING
SEEING MORE OFTEN

3Hive
metafilter
comics
digg





REFERENCE LIBRARIES

questia
wikipedia
gutenberg
internet public library

itools references
movie database
Giga-Quotes
rare-lyrics
all musicals




AMUSEMENTS

Diaryland Times
home star runner
hell
hell too
sinfest
ill will press
the guide
purple
despair
maximum awesome
86 the onions
straight dope
something awful
glossy news
eric conveys emotion
odd todd
cracked



CULTURE

the superficial
darwin awards
this is true
urban legends
news of the weird
church of the fsm
the onion
god checker
faqs
fark
iGod
post secret
webby awards
meetup
the white house
ragged trousered philosopher
the smoking gun
the defective yeti
landover baptist
evil bible


COMMERCIAL CRAP (AND PRON)

(Note: pron is porn worth a look for amusement much more than passion, so if you see a (p) next to a link, be aware naked people may appear if you click it, m'ok?)

beautiful agony (p)
(a turn on or a laugh?)
real doll (p)
(the ultimate self-indulgence)

(or it could just be a typo)




PROMPTS
(IF YOU KNOW ONE LET ME KNOW)


Unconscious Mutterings
Friday Feast
Wednesday Whatevers
Sunday Brunch
Monday Madness
Thursday Threesom
Saturday Questions




(make it real)

PO BOX 780398
Orlando, FL 32878

send me some music
your favorite music
old or new
blissful or blue
let your message come through
and I will love you forever



last---past---next---now
�2006 Candor Communications


2006-02-26 - 5:36 p.m.

fantasy baseball (again)


it's Fantasy Baseball time again and I've been scouting statistics and crunching numbers and perusing leagues and doing drafts (and other than that, saw Munich and vegetated most of this weekend)... so for lack of substance in my very distracted, disorganized, and dishevelled brain, I offer up the results of the three drafts I've already done (I'm way behind, Rasputin has already done five, at least... he's a lot more competitive than I am)... a few years ago I started a league for Diarylanders, but nobody was interested at the time... if you're interested in playing fantasy baseball this year, drop me a line...

first off, I've done no research, not general or specific... just have not had time to read sports magazines or papers or time to study stats...

general research is important because it someone is injured or having a good or poor Spring Training (or has been traded to anbother team or will or will not be starting or will be platooned or something else), it'll effect their fantasy sports points rather dramatically...

specific research is important because the scoring in each league is different based on selected stats and/or point values set by the league commisioner and I enjoy the leagues with many variables much more than the leagues with just a few...

most leagues are standard 5x5 leagues, which use five batting and five pitching categories... adding additional stat categories means your team needs to pick players differently in the draft...

I also enjoy leagues with more than the usual number of players because that makes for more picks in the draft and therefore a more in depth knowledge of the stats of many more players...

so this year I am flying by the seat of my pants, doing some last minute referencing of last year's stats, and making some educated and purely subconscious guesses (based on whatever I remember or feel about players)...

for me, this is an interesting approach that makes this year's fantasy baseball more fun (though it might not help the overall stats Yahoo keeps on my profiles, but then, that's just the competitive part and making it more interesting for myself is more important than simply doing well)...

so I've handicapped my fantasy baseball playing this year (I've finished first, second, or third in most leagues I've joined - last year two firsts and a third with one ID and a first with the other ID and, well, I did good and just wanted this year to be more challenging and since I didn't have enough time anyway, making it more challenging seemed to be valid reasoning)...

so on to the results of the draft...

this first draft was for a league based on the following positions and stats (if this doesn't make sense to you, well, then this entry has probably already lost you, but if you are interested in numbers and statistics and games that use them, fantasy sports might be fun for you even if you don't follow sports much... if you are into sports, it'll be all the more fun... if you want to know more, just ask):

Batting Positions:
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util,

Pitching Positions:
SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P,

Bench/DL:
BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL

Batting Stats:
R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, SLG,

Pitching Stats:
W, CG, SHO, SV, K, GIDP, HLD, ERA, WHIP

and this is how my draft turned out (with the sixth pick out of ten teams... the first number is the draft round, the number in parentheses is the overall pick number in the draft):


1. (6) D. Ortiz
2. (15) A. Soriano
3. (26) J. Peavy
4. (35) D. Jeter
5. (46) M. Ensberg
6. (55) H. Matsui
7. (66) B. Wagner
8. (75) J. Varitek
9. (86) K. Griffey Jr.
10. (95) T. Hoffman
11. (106) J. Beckett
12. (115) F. Garca
13. (126) K. Foulke
14. (135) M. Clement
15. (146) J. Francoeur
16. (155) W. Taveras
17. (166) L. Overbay
18. (175) G. Anderson
19. (186) S. Linebrink
20. (195) S. Shields
21. (206) M. Loretta
22. (215) C. Guilln
23. (226) A. Small
24. (235) M. Morris

this next draft sat me at pick number 11 out of 12 players... I've actually won leagues before with the 12th pick in a 12 person league (and came in second with the 16th pick in a 16 team league), but it's still quite challenging to pick that high and win (you've got to not only pick really well, have healthy players, and have at least a few players that have exceptionally good years, but get lucky during the season and pick up some hot players along the way)...

Batting Positions:
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, Util,

Pitching Positions:
SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, P,

Bench/DL:
BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, DL

Batting Stats:
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG, OBP, SLG,

Pitching Stats:
IP, W, L, SV, ER, BB, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP


1. (11) C. Crawford
2. (14) C. Carpenter
3. (35) R. Harden
4. (38) D. Jeter
5. (59) H. Matsui
6. (62) E. Gagne
7. (83) T. Hoffman
8. (86) C. Schilling
9. (107) T. Gordon
10. (110) F. Garca
11. (131) A. Bentez
12. (134) T. Jones
13. (155) S. Hillenbrand
14. (158) R. Belliard
15. (179) N. Garciaparra
16. (182) B. Molina
17. (203) K. Rogers
18. (206) M. Alou
19. (227) C. Blake
20. (230) D. Wheeler
21. (251) S. Eyre
22. (254) P. Feliz
23. (275) G. Maddux
24. (278) R. Aurilia
25. (299) J. Encarnacin

and the third draft I drew the fifth spot out of eight teams... fewer teams, but still deep into the player pool with thirty rounds (thirty players on each team) and extra stat categories...

Batting Positions:
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, OF, Util, Util, Util,

Pitching Positions:
SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P,

Bench/DL
BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL

Batting Stats:
R, H, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OPS,

Pitching Stats:
GS, W, CG, SHO, SV, OUT, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, K/9


1. (5) M. Ramrez
2. (12) M. Young
3. (21) D. Wright
4. (28) C. Utley
5. (37) A. Pettitte
6. (44) J. Beckett
7. (53) B. Ryan
8. (60) A. Dunn
9. (69) H. Matsui
10. (76) B. Myers
11. (85) V. Wells
12. (92) B. Bonds
13. (101) P. Burrell
14. (108) T. Hoffman
15. (117) S. Rolen
16. (124) A. Huff
17. (133) W. Taveras
18. (140) J. Lackey
19. (149) C. Capuano
20. (156) B. Wickman
21. (165) S. Linebrink
22. (172) S. Hillenbrand
23. (181) B. Molina
24. (188) M. Gonzlez
25. (197) R. Belliard
26. (204) J. Drew
27. (213) D. Lowe
28. (220) M. Timlin
29. (229) B. Hall
30. (236) D. Young

and in about an hour I'll be doing another draft... this will be the first public league (competitive level {experienced players}, as opposed to casual {should be much easier}, which means anyone can join and the stats are set by the server with standard 5x5 stats and standard positions... you can see how much less info and fewer players a standard league has in the draft... the key to winning a standard league is much more than the draft, it's much more based on picking up hot players throughout the season (and since I like the drafting a whole lot more than the daily player transactions because I don't have time for daily player transactions, this sort of league does not appeal to me as much)...

Batting Positions:
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util,

Pitching Positions:
SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P,

Bench/DL
BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL

Batting Stats:
R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG,

Pitching Stats:
W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

I'll let you know how the draft turns out later...

not my best draft... but it'll be a challenge...

1. (9) M. Young
2. (16) I. Suzuki
3. (33) R. Johnson
4. (40) J. Kent
5. (57) H. Matsui
6. (64) A. Pettitte
7. (81) T. Hoffman
8. (88) K. Foulke
9. (105) C. Lee
10. (112) B. Wickman
11. (129) C. Ray
12. (136) G. Anderson
13. (153) S. Hillenbrand
14. (160) B. Molina
15. (177) B. Hall
16. (184) M. Alou
17. (201) P. Polanco
18. (208) J. Gibbons
19. (225) D. Lowe
20. (232) B. McCarthy
21. (249) J. Burnitz

Rasputin set up this league and he just opened it up to the public... so far there are four teams in it, Rasputin, his brother, me, and somebody we don t know... so join up (though that link might not work until you register for the league with the following info):

League Name: National Treasure
League ID: 18983
Password: American







. o O ( NOTES ARE THE NEW HAPPY PILL ) O o .
(just let me know you were here)




see me - - - feel me - - - touch me - - - heal me


< last one < < < < BURP! > > > >next one >




.

.

.

.

.

the moment

we interrupt these seemingly mindless dots for a word from (or at least about our sponsor (hmmm, sponsor?... what's the opposite of sponsor?)... anyway, now, as ado-less as possible, the word for you or andrew)...

you know that box to the right on the dland entry page called recent public entries?... what do the asterisks mean?... and the bold?...

. . .

connections

.

.

.

.

AND WHATDYA MISS?
Laughing Lament
stranger brews
once upon a diaryland
babbling through computer concerns
stunningly missing
older still


random chance

who me?

leave a note?
(read archived notes)

send me mail?

you want to know me?
soundtrack
101 Things
The Sequel
The Trilogy
202 Things
200 Things
202 More Things
202 Things Again
testing123
have time, love words?
sleepwriting
(where the heart dreams)

and now, in RealTime�

DO ME!
(Johari Style)


DO ME WRONG!
(but do me right)


SOAP!

(EPISODE ONE)
(the dark side of candoor)


loving linkers
other loves

A Diaryland Survey
other surveys
small world
your profile matters
(search for you & find me)


tell others
read others
applause?
favor?
gift?

get your own!

saturn rings and other places
googlisms
browsing
where've ya been?
the searchers

favorites

911
HEY AMERICA!
LOOK AT YOUR CHILD
STOP THE ABUSE

(GET THE CODE)

THOUGHTS ON GOD

( temporary attractions )


BACK TO #1 @ GOOGLE!

WAS #1 @ MSN!
(for a while, now on page 3 5)




(EXPERIMENTAL PLAYTHINGS)
RSS?



who links here
blogwise
Blogarama
Globe of Blogs
blogthings

~ BLOGLINKERS ~




~ BLOGROLLING ~
(Blogroll RSS)


Blogroll Me!

published
blogadvance
blogazoo
blogexplosion
blogmad?
bloglines



(PREVIOUS TEMPORARY ATTRACTIONS)
TSUNAMI INFO
fantasy sports?
BLOGGIES?
sorry everybody
Orange Blossom Music Festival

Deland Music Festival
MIT Survey

brilliant idea
Celebrate Birthdays
FOR FREEDOM



CONTINUE...
talking dog






SAY HELLO
407-325-1482





and if you want to leave
take good care
hope you make a lot
of true friends out there