2 glasses of beer at the happy hour. For the prospective student visit, the happy hour committee gets kegs of Schlafly beer on tap, and a large group of current students, faculty, prospective students, and local professionals there for the lecture mingled on the outdoor plaza and and enjoyed the mild, late afternoon weather.
Skipped the bad wine they offered at the reception immediately prior to the lecture and just after the happy hour ended.
2 glasses of not bad wine at the dinner after the lecture. This was the big flashy dinner they put on for the prospective students with the good caterer up on top of the hill in the historic university hall. Salad, rolls, chicken with spinach and cheese, chocolate lava cake. Once again, I mistake a current student for a prospective.
3 bottles of beer at Blueberry Hill. This is always a fun event- a big yellow school bus takes the prospective students straight from dinner to Blue hill where the university has rented out the Elvis room (basement) and provided an open bar. A lot of graduate students elect to go as well, as do almost all of the prospective. The event lasts until 1 AM, although I left shortly after midnight.
Today was surprisingly lucid after all that. Plus, I have work to do. Late this morning, I took a minivan of six kids on a fast tour of the city of St.Louis, ending up having lunch at the arch grounds, and then whisking them all back to the airport for their flights home.
Came back to school and found pizza lunch waiting for me (well, remaining after the Digitial Desires [sounds like a pornography convention] symposium had eaten it for lunch). So I grabbed a few slices and quietly ate them while I sat in a lecture by Benedetta Tagliabue (widow of Enrique Miralles) of EMBT fame.