#5 K-Cups

Did you know that K-Cups and Keurig coffee machines (as I saw advertised on TV and available in my hotel room) are owned by Tata who I was reading about in the NY Times WHEN THE COMMERCIAL WAS PLAYING! TTC: Instant!

#4 Balance Bikes

I had been discussing a balance bike for kiddo #2 with B for quite some time now.  I was also wondering if I could simply remove the cranks and wheels from kiddo #1’s bike and create the same thing. If you are not familiar with the balance bike.  It is basically a small bike, sometimes […]

TGT is CHP and the problem with Facebook.

I’ve got a problem.  No, I have two problems.  Ok, I have many problems, but for now let’s focus on just the two. The first one should be easy: Why can’t I search Facebook ads? I am not too keen on Facebook sticking ads in the middle of my News Feed.  Usually when it is […]

Beijing Air, Don’t wanna be there!

This is becoming a serious problem.  I remember when I tried to play 90 min of soccer outside of Beijing and by the time I got home I would spend the next 2 hours wheezing on my couch. It seems things have gotten even worse since then. To all my friends still in Beijing. Take care, […]

Fake Anything

And people wonder why I don’t trust the internet or other people. If you can’t tell, the above image is fake (he doesn’t like Apple, he likes banana).  Looking back through some old posts (here, here, and here)  it was interesting (and still is) to note all the fake stuff in China.  Now that I’m […]

If you like Hockey, you’ll love Water Polo

If you like hockey, you’ll love water polo. Mike Emrick is broadcasting the play by play for women’s water polo (and men’s?) at the Olympics. As I listen to the game at work I hear his voice and have to be reminded that this is in a pool and not on ice. Especially since there […]