Having drinks while doing house work or other domestic necessities (packing for a trip, preparing to move, organizing the garage). The alcohol acts as a brain calming agent that allows you to drone on and focus on mundane tasks where you might otherwise get distracted or depressed.
We are moving in a week and I have a million knick-knacks to box up. Time to start the chore drinking and knock those knick-knacks out.
I'm looking forward to moving, but I have to make baked beans because my boyfriend is coming over tonight. I'll just start the chore drinking and get it all done lickety split.