The air conditioning has kept the office so cold I started drinking hot tea and warming my fingers around the mug. I held my hand over the hot mug and figured that's about as close as I'll get to feeling like G. Gordon Liddy, who proved his manhood to his own satisfaction by holding his hand over an open flame until it burned. "The trick is not minding," Liddy said (or waiting until the tea cools a little, in my case).