Its been a crazy 4 weeks with new work on database technologies, writing a book on database migrations to Oracle 10g, and meeting new colleagues and associates.
While not a big consumer of alcoholic beverages, I can appreciate the benefit of washing down spicy foods with Thai beer. Of course, one of my new colleagues has the amazing talent of not only smoking like a chimney (8 packs of cigarettes a day!) but can eat 2 sushi combination dinners and drink between 3-8 beers at one sitting!! I am amazed at how some folks have god-like genetics and can do such feats of hard living.
I have been consumed with so many things lately between work, travel, and professional development that its a good busy schedule.