Rule #6: If it's so interesting you can't look away, it's probably a diversion.
Man, another cynical little gem from a guy who lives with one foot out of his own life. It's true that maintaining a certain amount of situational awareness is important. Not becoming totally engrossed in every sensory experience does have some merits.
Maybe though--just occasionally, Kris--it is okay to really drink in a moment.
No, "The End of Time" does not count!