Busy day! Met my friend Susan for Brunch at the Rug, just across the road from Chaoyang Park south gate. I asked if they did Bloody Marys, but the waiter said they discontinued them after numerous complaints. Apparently people cannot deal with fresh tomatoes in their brunch cocktails. Then headed over to Matt and Kaci’s place for our first rehearsal. We harmonize pretty well! “More Than Words,” “Angel from Montgomery,” and “Nowhere Man” all sound solid. “Timshel” by Mumford and Sons needs some work. I went to the Silk Market to pick up my shirts and ran into Claire; she invited me to tag along for steak dinner in celebration of Gar’s birthday. The restaurant sign reads “Probably the Best Steak in Beijing” and they’re probably right. We then went for drinks and I pulled out the guitar for some Clancy Brothers songs.