I can't stand not having a glass of water around to sip on, even for an hour. I've never bothered measuring how much I actually end up getting, but I'm sure it is enough. And its probably been years since I had a soda - I've never been a big fan. It always seemed like a silly way to get sugar to me - I'd much rather hold out for chocolate!
The temperature thing interests me, because I've never understood you room-temperature people, but there seem to be a lot of you. My water has to have LOTS of ice. DH always used to say that I make the 'best water', and would always steal my glasses of water, but now he's figured out to put lots of ice in his, too! Room temp water just doesn't taste right to me, and doesn't quench my thirst.
When you start to cook, as when you begin to live, you think that the point is to improve the technique until you end up with something perfect, and that the reason you haven’t been able to break the cycle of desire and disillusion is that you haven’t yet mastered the rules. Then you grow up, and you learn that that’s the game.
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker