New Hosting!

The Tailgunner is now hosted on a WordPress Multi-site installation!  And it rocks!

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To Blog or Not To Blog…

I’ve been struggling recently with what blogging means to me.  Lately I’ve only been posting about once a month, which hardly seems worthy of a dedicated web site.  So should I even keep the site?

I used to blog more, though not a lot more.  But I honestly couldn’t tell you why.  I guess it was just an outlet for me to write about things on occasion.  But it seems like more and more, blogging for me is just about posting up an interesting video, picture, or link to an article.  Maybe a Haiku here and there.  But not so much any real original writing.  And for the links and such, I now have Facebook.

Plus, on Facebook, I have hundreds of friends.  Sure, not all of them are active, and some have probably blocked my blather from their walls, but it’s still more than the 5 or 6 people that read this blog.  Though one could argue that no one reads it because I hardly ever write for it.  And I probably write anything worth reading even more rarely.

Anyway, I guess it’s time for me to figure out if I really want to keep up this blog.  Would I miss it if it were gone?

I have started reading again.  Maybe that will prompt me to want to write more too.  But probably not.

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Basset Hounds Running

I needed this today.

Number four is my personal favorite.

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I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my dentist twice a year. I floss every night. I’ve had chest x–rays, cardio stress tests, EKG’s and colonoscopies. I see a psychologist and have a variety of hobbies to reduce stress. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t do drugs. I don’t have crazy, reckless sex with strangers.

If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I’m gonna be really pissed.

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Infinite QR loop

Infinite QR loop

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Some Friday Haiku

It’s been a while, but the haiku mood struck me today.

I keep wondering,
Will the songs start to make sense?
Only time will tell.


As the sun pours down,
I enjoy my good fortune,
And embrace the day.

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The 619 Marketing Plan


So how does it work when you’re marketing a liquor?

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Sleep Test

So, last Thursday, I underwent my first ever overnight sleep test.  What a strange ordeal.

I checked in at 8pm, and was promptly shown to my room.  Once I was dressed for bed, the technician (who couldn’t have been better at her job) came in and talked me through the basics.  She then proceeded to wire me from head to toe with sensors.  I was pretty amazed at the level of detailed readings they take.

Anyway, I don’t have the results yet, but they did wake me up in the middle of the night and place a CPAP mask on me, so I’m pretty sure that I have some form of sleep apnea.  I thought this thought would make me anxious, but I’m actually kind of happy about it, because I’m looking forward to the idea of a good, restful nights sleep.

More to come…

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Handjob, Bland Job, I Don’t Understand Job

I wish I could post this on Facebook, but I have too many prudish friends.

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619 Vodka

As many of the 6 of you that follow this blog already know, I’m embarking on a new business venture.  Specifically, I’m going to start a local vodka brand called 619 Vodka.

As part of the process, I was toying with the idea of starting up a blog specifically about that journey.  A sort of a diary to track my progress, the ups and downs, etc.  However, as many of you also know, it’s taken me forever to get this blog back up and running, and in general, I’m lazy about keeping multiple sites up to date.  Plus, I’d have to think of some clever name for it, get yet another domain, etc.

So instead, unless it just begins begging for its own home, I’ll just be blogging about it here in it’s own category.  I think there is even a way to separate out a category into its own feed, but until there are more than 6 of you, I think this will work out just fine.

Unless, of course, any of you has a better idea!  :-)

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