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 […]


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, […]