In college I took a class in color slide photography. One important piece of advice the instructor wanted to impart was...

Caffeine causes shakes, so don't drink coffee before going out to take pictures.

I get it, facts are facts. So I vowed to use a tripod.

She could have her herbal tea in the morning... But nothing was going to stop me from that first cup of coffee in the morning.

I have to have coffee before going outside, even if there's an earthquake (Whittier Narrows comes to mind).

No way, never once, have I followed her advice.