Ever since I stopped smoking, I drink a ton of caffeine and find myself occasionally amused by others' notion of prodigious consumption -- "drank my crack, starbucks iced coffee, two of them" -- Beutler told me yesterday afternoon he'd been so tired he drank two coffees and a Diet Coke which is what I drank before 9AM Saturday morning and had easily doubled by noon.

At any rate, I really didn't use to be like this. Always enjoyed my morning coffee and my diet sodas, but without the constant cigarette-based infusions of stimulant, it's a whole different story. Much better for me than the previous situation, I suppose, but for 2008 I should probably work on getting things under control.