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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Sprite

While having a few friends over recently, I had a sudden realization as I considering the different drink options laid out. In front of me, were all the components to recreating Sprite (or whatever lemon/lime soda you’re brand-loyal to).

What a unique opportunity to escape the overdone college staples of crappy screwdrivers, I built something like this:

  • 1 shot lemon rum
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 3-4 oz. club soda

After searching around the internet for a (brief) bit, I was fairly confident that this is not yet a “thing.” As such, I am now making it official.

The closest thing I found was this guy’s recipe which looks like it sucks.

Let me know what y’all think.

8 In a Row!

Heps ChampsCongratulations to all the guys who competed at the Heptagonal Championship for an Ivy League Record 8 consecutive outdoor track and field championships.

Photo Credit: Dan Grossman

And we’re back…

So I had some issues after WordPress 2.9.1 came out. The upgrade broke my site since I was running a MySQL 4 database instead of the MySQL 5 required by the latest versions of WordPress.

I just finally got everything updated per Don Campbell’s instructions (with my own twist).

It feels good to be back.

Running, eating and cheetahs

My good buddy Jing, did a nice write-up comparing my running and eating ability to a cheetah. While I am nothing like a cheetah literally or metaphorically, Jing makes a few very interesting discoveries (despite the pseudo-scientific nature of the calculations).

What I found most interesting was how linear my PR’s were from 60m to 500m. Also oddly, those two events happened to be above average. Definitely very strange.

My times are almost perfectly linear.

My times are almost perfectly linear.

Be sure to check out what Jing has to say about my metabolism relative to a cheetah’s too!

Tinkering

Greetings.

If you accessed this page by directing your browser to http://sonicage.com/btan, you should have seen a “404 Page Not Found” error. This is the result of one of many changes I’ve been making here over the last few days. The proper address for my site is now http://brianjtan.com. I chose this domain after much deliberation so if you don’t like it, you can buy something else for me.

In the meantime, I’ll be tinkering with the infrastructure and design a bit as I try to find new content to post as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to get into the habit of posting regularly too. Anyways, if you have any thoughts or suggestions, leave ‘em in the comments.

On another note, I recently wrote about the Kor One Hydration Vessel. I’ve got 5 unique coupon codes that will score you $5 off the purchase of one. Let me know if you’re interested.

iPhone 3GS for Cheap

How to get an iPhone 3GS for cheap ($175 off) with Microsoft Bing’s Cash Back (via Alex King)



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