I've always wondered what a day in the life of an academic is like, particularly mathematicians, philosophers, and most of all theoretical physicists. So what's an average day like for a theoretical physicist? Do you sit in your thinking chairs, lost deep in thought, trying to unwind the complexities of this strange universe? Do you start the day reading through academic journals? Perhaps take occasional breaks and discuss your ideas at the water cooler? Do administrative tasks take up a lot of your time?