Howdy folks. Just a quick note before I head to bed. I apologize for not getting another content post out today. It has been a rough one.
When I created the Knife Madness tournament, I stated that I didn’t want to make those posts the only thing happening here for an entire month. I wanted to get a content post in between each one wherever possible. I am travelling next week and I have been trying to get a couple of days ahead of them and didn’t get time to come up with much else today.
I also wanted to give a quick mention of a wonderful opportunity…Thursday morning I am going to visit Allen Elishewitz (Elishewitz Custom Knives) who is a top-tier designer and knifemaker. He also pretty much runs Hogue’s knife operation, which is incredibly fitting since they are on tap for Friday’s tournament matchup against Spyderco. I can hardly wait to share the experience with you Thursday night.
The reason I didn’t get more done tonight is because I learned this afternoon that a fraternity brother of mine from Kenyon passed away yesterday. He was a good friend, and I spent much of tonight on the phone with other brothers and also toasting a certain Mr. Jake Dienelt with several drams of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
The reason for such an expensive toast is because when I was living in Idaho 2002-2006, Jake paid me a visit. 3 days prior to his arrival, I recieved a FedEx package with a bottle of Johnnie Blue. I ran out tonight to get a bottle because anything less just didn’t seem right.
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In 2004 @jacobdienelt, a fraternity brother of mine came to visit me in Idaho. 3 days prior to his arrival, a FedEx package arrived with a bottle of Johnnie Blue. Jake passed away last night. I just ran out for this so that I could toast him properly. Anything less would not be adequate. Requiescat in Pace Brother. #RIP #tribute #scotch #goodscotch #reallygoodscotch #brotherhood #phikappasigma
So Rest in Peace my Brother. He was one of those people you experienced so much as met. There is a giant Jake-sized hole in the world tonight.
Thank you all for bearing with me.