Now, I’m not one of those people who are always jacked up on caffeine or anything. I can actually go a few days without coffee and not even get headaches. (I’m not going to claim that I’m not a grouchy asshole about it, when I have to go without. But I’m pretty sure the addiction isn’t physiological.) I really think I’ve got the coffee thing under control.
And, hell. Around here grad students pop ADD meds like it’s their job. A surprising number of them even have legitimate prescriptions for the stuff. So I refuse to feel guilty about a little coffee. Clean living is for chumps. Yeah, sure. The dissertation isn’t exactly chemical-free. If academia had an anti-doping agency I’d be disqualified for sure. At the very least, there’d be an asterisk after the “PhD” at the end of my name. Whatev.