June 8, 2011

My evening was weirder than yours

Filed under: 20-minute,meta,off-topic — Mark Dalrymple @ 2:58 am
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This week is WWDC week, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, where Mac and iDevice developers from around the world congregate to learn what’s new in our platform of choice. I take the evening time to catch up with friends that live in the San Francisco area. I took the BART down to Daly City and met John, whom I worked on a couple of projects at Google. John’s latest hobby is throwing knives. I wanted to learn. So he taught me to throw some knives and machetes.

Some of the armament. Started off with these sacrificial knives, and hatchets:

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Some larger hatchets and a shovel (?)

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and just to prove that I really was there:


Photo 4

The hatchets were my favorite.

Photo 3

And a little success:

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Turns out John’s wife is an accomplished musician.  After the knife throwing we spent about an hour listening to, and singing some of the Russian Orthodox choir pieces that she’s arranged over the years.


  1. That last photo is rather scary! You have a crazed/glazed look in your eyes! I think I prefer thinking about you singing Russian Orthodox choir music over throwing knives! ;-) And yes, your evening was definitely weirder than mine – I only had an ESO rehearsal. :-P

    Comment by Sharlotte DeVere — June 8, 2011 @ 10:08 am | Reply

  2. Ok, now I’m frightened. ;-)

    Comment by Mike aka MonolithTMA — June 8, 2011 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

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