Time to inject some fun into this blog. I am offering a prize to the person who comes up with the best answer to the question:
If you had access to polyjuice potion and a strand of hair from any person in the world, who would you choose to be and what would you do?
Post your answer as a comment, and I'll pick a winner when I come back to the US (first week of September). You can post anonymously provided that, if I announce you the winner, you e-mail me your identity (e-mail not provided here: thanks James). Put "blog contest" in the subject line. Keep your answers clever (while remembering the properties of polyjuice potion) and clean. Vulgarities have no place on this blog: my little cousins read it (or at least claim to), so be nice.
Here is my answer: I'd choose to be Elvis, since he is obviously still alive. I would call up the Rage Against the Machine instrumentalists and arrange a jam session.
Some admin stuff: I've been incredibly tied down with work, so the India series will have to wait a week or so. Stay tuned. I'm really excited about it and I am sure you'll enjoy it as well.