> 19 here, but can't a guy dream? > [...] > You could, or you could get yerself a fake id. :D > > (btw, I was too stupid to procure one whilst in college) Believe it or not, I made it through my 21st birthday and bachelor's degree (been a graduate since last December, 'bout 7 months) without drinking at all, and I don't feel as though I've missed much. Incidentally, I got my degree from a branch campus (read: night school, mostly) where nobody drank. I've no moral qualms about moderate drinking, nor do I think less of those who do -- I simply have a long family history of self-destructive alcoholism on both sides, and for me, it isn't worth the risk. I'm fairly certain I could handle the occasional beer/whatever, but it's easier just to stay way from the stuff altogether than to try to rationalize limits. At the moment, my teetotalarianism (I'm sure that's not a word) hasn't had any serious social impact, but it may in the future, as I'm moving away for graduate school soon. How many significant conversations have taken place over a beer? ("beervolt," anyone?) Quite a few, I'm sure. So, question for the group*: Is teetotalarianism possible if one wishes to be a normal, social member of the Web development / Cpt Sci community? And if you're in college -- remember, math and alcohol don't mix: don't drink and derive. (-; -- Jonathan McPherson, LMIT/SD&I Software Engineer & Web Systems Analyst email / jonathan_a_mcpherson at rl dot gov * A desparate bid to give this post a semblance of relevancy.