Butterbeer AND Monkey Shoulder? #Heaven

Mashable writes about Blind Pig in Soho, London serving Harry Potter Butterbeer.  The ingredients contain many of my favorite things: “Half a Pint o’ Buttah contains Monkey Shoulder scotch; Kam and Sons, a botanical spirit distilled with ginseng; thyme liquor; butterscotch; and beer.” Might have to find a reason to go try this.  EPL anyone?

US kicking butt on their backs

My phone scared the crap out of me when it alerted me to 2 golds and 1 silver for the US in 100m backstroke! I’m using ifttt.com to get updates pushed to my phone and it’s awesome. Even better for Chicagoland: Matt Grevers, a Lake Forest native and Northwestern graduate, won the gold medal Monday […]

Hard Rock Beijing

After three trips to the same hotel in downtown Beijing I finally noticed that my hotel was next to the Hard Rock. Now, it is not for not looking. I am usually gazing out of the car window in an attempt to recognize any recognizable landmark that I might be nearing my hotel, the Hard […]

Language

One of the strangest things I am doing now is taking Japanese classes. Not because that in itself is strange, but because my teacher does not speak much English. This means I mostly use Chinese to communicate and ask questions (no-no #1 in learning an Asian language). It actually works out pretty well. I routinely […]

As Seen in the Economic Daily News

You know the old Army saying: We do more before 8am then most people do all day? Well, B does more in one month than most people do all year. Check these out: 1. First she thinks she is still a Professor and has to chase some mystical rainbow by getting published. No, just kidding, […]

I have discovered the Discovery Channel

The limited number of English speaking channels in Beijing forces me to discover the Discovery Channel, and I am glad I did! “Monster Machines”, “I shouldn’t be alive”, and “Mega Builders” are awesome and definitely keeping me coming back for more. The most exciting show recently was about the high speed train concept from NY […]