But for the students' "partners in education" -- the professors -- Study Day isn't so bad.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Hang out in office*
12:30 - 2:00 pm: Attend a catered lunch during which a small group of the faculty gleefully determine the future academic direction of the university
2:30-5:00 pm: Golf with some colleagues/professors
Then hurry home, change, and pick up Strider so can rush back out to...
6:00 -- 8:00: Play in a softball game
I was out with friends last night, so I can't say for sure what Pete's schedule entailed after 8 pm, but I'm assuming it had something to do with watching sports.
Not a bad schedule for a Tuesday in April!
* I have been told that "Office Time" is a very significant and important time for him. From what I can gather, it involves hanging out in a personal, quiet space that has everything he wants and needs, and no little voices interrupting him. Apparently, an occasional poor student will wander by asking if there's any way they can move their grade from a "D" to "A" in the last 2 days of the semester, and Pete has to provide Kleenex while they cry. But other than that -- and, oh yeah, writing exams -- I think he mostly gets to read a bunch of books he likes and check out a bunch of Economics blogs (boring to 99.999994% of the population, but invigorating for Pete). I can see why "Office Time" is so important!
(I can picture Pete reading this post with an indignant face, ready to retort. Obviously, this was one of my main purposes in writing this.... Trying to draw him into this fun Blog World (outside of EconBlogs). So bring it on, Sweetie! What kinds of comments would you like to add?)