7:30am. I'm awake, ambulatory, and first-round caffeinated. My kitchen's still a mess from dinner last night. Do I clean it, or do I head straight out to the studio to finish the piece that seduced me away from the kitchen last night in the first place? You already know the answer, don't you, dear reader. But before you judge me, know that I've curbed the garbage and recycling bins and fed the dog. I'm not a monster.