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Ahhhh my Chinese throwing star.  I acquired this about 15 years ago.  It was a typical Saturday afternoon; I was walking to Marigold Bowl with my brother and dad when a bright shiny object caught my eye.  What I picked up was this Chinese throwing star.  Well, when I picked it up I had no idea what it was.  My dad said it was a “Chinese throwing star,”my brother said something about it going summer 145well with the nun-chucks we had at home… and from then on I wanted to be in a Chinese (Asian?) gang. 

When I got home I put it in my marker/crayon box, where it stayed for the next 10 or so years.  (I wanted to put a string through the hole in it and wear it as a necklace but that was vetoed by the parents…)  A few years ago I was over at my parents looking through old junk and I re-discovered my favorite weapon. 

When people fuck with me, I threaten to use my Chinese throwing star against them, which is actually ridiculous because it is never on my person.  (It sounds pretty intimidating; forget that I wouldn’t know how to use it).  Rather, it sits on a bookshelf in my house.  I need to fashion a carrying case of sorts so I actually can take it out and use it as protection!  Although I feel I would be a little trigger happy with it so maybe it’s best it stays at home… (Also that pic is a close up, I would say it’s only about 2 inches across, but it is still very sharp!)

But what is a Chinese throwing star (because I still have no clue)?!  A Google search produced a way to make them (yikes) and some other sites about ninja-ing.  So forget being a pirate… maybe I’m destined to be a Chinese throwing star carrying ninja!

Pet Peeve of the Day: Hippies who leave their dogs in their cars during shows.  You’re not cool and chill because you brought “Kaya” or “Marley” to the show… you are an animal abuser. 

Quote of the Day: “So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way.” –Joni Mitchell

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