6:00: Wake up. Curse alarm clock multiple times. Pet beloved purring kitty and assure him that he can go back to sleep.
7:00: Leave home.
7:55: Purchase large cup of overpriced coff-ay.
8:00 - 10:00: Facilitate PBL.
10:00 - 11:00: Meet with the ever-helpful IT/AV people to go over my up-coming lecture and learn what buttons I need to push in order to have things happen as I need them to -- we have a new and quite complex computer system that I am still struggling to fully understand.
11:00 - 12:30: Meet with academic visitors from Scotland to chat about the ways that my medical school teaches medical students (i.e. PBL is new to them).
12:30 - 1:15: Lunch with the same people; essentially a continued conversation while barely managing to eat anything at all. By the way: academic catering is not the way to go -- lunch for three left us with a ridiculous bill of $246. WTF?
1:15 - 1:30: Pre-scheduled meeting with a medical student.
1:30 - 2:00: More IT/AV stuff related to lectures that I will deliver in November.
2:00 - 4:00: Run a lab for the second year medical students.
4:00 - 5:00: Departmental Faculty meeting.
5:00 - 7:00: Entire Faculty of Medicine meeting, hosted by the Dean of Medicine. Thank goodness he at least had coff-ay on offer because he also had PhDs arguing with MDs about the curriculum. Good times. Good times, indeed.
8:00: Arrive home. I am officially a zombie.
Did you notice that there wasn't even a 15 minute break in my day?
Yeah, so did I.
I am living proof that urinary epithelium can accommodate such a schedule.