This has been my Tumblr icon since April 2010.
Sarka is the finest companion I ever had. I shared custody of her with a roommate, who was also one of the finest roommates I ever had. They both moved to Chicago and thanks to the routine divergence of lives, I don’t really know how either of them are doing these days.
Sarka was the perfect running partner, always willing to go the extra mile and not in that boring cliche way that you hear about from so many boss-types and resume-padders. Sarka was also good to watch TV with. And her penchant for drollery was priceless — no dog in the history of dogs will ever possess such a look of severe bemusement as Sarka did when I would heft her into my arms and carry her as if she were an overgrown puppy. Which, to me, she will always be.
Most likely, when I get a dog of my own, she will also be a black lab. Also named Sarka. And subject to the same bemused drollery.
Baseball 2.0 is the blog and living memoir of San Francisco writer Joe Ramelo. At 30-years old, he is an internet veteran, having been a cyberspace colonist since 1994.
Written in the format of unsent (“never-to-be-sent”) letters to San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, Baseball 2.0 discusses baseball, the world and life — though baseball could be considered to be all of the above. In particular, there is special emphasis on baseball and life through the author’s background as a gay Filipino.
All that introspection is time consuming, so there’s not a lot of opportunity to hope that Tim (variously and vaguely referred to as either “the Avatar” or “Linc,” not really because of movies or video games but due to the author’s personal superstition/belief about the power of names) actually writes back — which he likely wouldn’t, anyway.