i strongly advocate drinking while on the job (assuming you don't drive or operate heavy machinery, that is). we just had an office party in celebration of the completion of the first step of a project and actually had real live alcoholic champagne! wow! the 1/4 cup of champagne that i consumed gave me just the (probably psychosomatic) zing i needed to make it through the next hour of work. or maybe it was the sugar in the chocolate ice cream. or the caffeine in the coffee. or just the fact that i got to stop working and make idle and vaguely awkward chitchat with coworkers and volunteers. anyways, now i'm back at my desk and, well, not doing work at all. switching back and forth between blogging and im-ing. that's so embarrassing!