This is my friend Pooh’s favorite drink (well, actually he likes whatever drink is currently in his glass best, but no quibbling). From the fun and mostly accurate book Boozehound.

This is a classic gin fizz derivative with some fun features. Get your ingredients together before you make this one. It takes confectioner’s sugar and an egg white. (The egg you use must be ultra fresh, laid the day of mixing.)

Boris Karloff
0.75 oz gin (we recommend Sipsmith for this drink)
0.75 oz St-Germain Eiderflower liqueur
1 oz lime juice
1 T confectionner’s sugar (10X)
1 egg white (FRESH)
club soda to top
lime zest (small pieces)
fresh ground pepper
Combine gin, st-germain, lime, sugar. shake well. add egg white and shake to foam (20+ seconds). strain into glass with ice. add soda to top. sprinkle lime zest and pepper on top.

After two months without setting foot in Dulles Airport it was back to the grind today. I had to check in at the Unite Premier line since my 100K status has been yanked after 1.5 million miles. I flew too many other airlines last year it seems (delta has wifi). But guess what, the Premier line was empty while the 100k people waited around.

Resigned to my non-upgraded state, I dutifully stood in the Boarding Group 2 (two, WTF?!) lane with the masses. But before group two was even called to board, I was summoned to the front for an upgrade.

How did that happen? I’m not going to even begin to ask. Maybe twitter had something to do with it.

So I get on the plane and not only do I have plenty of room to work, there is wifi too. United is on a roll. Ironically, I removed my seat power adapter from my computer bag this morning when I decided I would not need it. That would be wrong. I used every bit of my macbook’s battery today and got a ton of work done. Awesome.

I tweeted from 35,000 feet, posted the usual Vine posting of the seat, and even shot a picture with my google glass. Life was good.

Tweet from 35,000 feet from Google Glass.

Tweet from 35,000 feet from Google Glass.

And then there was ice cream.

Ice cream on an airbus.  You go United!

Ice cream on an airbus. You go United!

Well done United. Please make the rest of 2014 like this, what say?