Nate Holt's Blog

July 5, 2009

Chinese New Year’s good luck falls a bit short for US-based Autodesker

Filed under: Musings — nateholt @ 10:17 am
(note: this appeared in Feb 2008 on the old blog)
(Singapore, 07-Feb-2008): New-year’s day good fortune appeared to take a momentary lunch break as Autodesk’s Nate Holt and three companions were strolling down the pleasant, nearly deserted Orchard Road boulevard in Singapore in search of an open restaurant. “I just heard a whoosh”, said Autodesk’s Novi Michigan-based Jared Bunch, “and caught a glimpse of a shadow falling from the sky”. Both Lake Oswego-based Jose Santos and Novi’s Mike Spitzer were able to jump out of the way. Not so Toledo-based Nate Holt, AutoCAD Electrical Architect. The business end of a large palm branch grazed his head and neck and struck him on the shoulder. Twisted/broken glasses went flying.  

Fortunately, due to the quick thinking of Jose and Mike, a photographic record of the incident was preserved (though somewhat dramatized). As there was no permanent injury, the quartet repaired to a nearby restaurant to celebrate “Mr. Lucky’s” Chinese New Year good fortune.



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