I was a bit harsh in my previous post, but I was hating every drinker in the world at that moment.
I found out this morning that a friend of mine (not a writer, ex-military) was recently killed coming home from work. The other driver, who was drunk and caused the accident, is looking at charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and manslaughter.
Not really an excuse, right? So: I apologize to all the alcohol users out there who moderate your intake and do not get behind the wheel when you're smashed. I won't ever say I like what you do to yourselves, but you're not all morons, and it was wrong of me to call you that. Please do keep it under control, so you don't kill yourself or anyone else.
Happy New Year.