There were a number of things on campus that were just a little strange or surprising. There were the two buses that passed me as I came out of the parking lot this morning - normal, excursion-style buses - heading off to the Norse sector of town, I suppose, since one was labeled Thor and the other Odin. Then there were the two Chinese students who passed me, talking in - I guess - Mandarin Chinese - with two identifiable words - blah blah blah blah blah Judith Butler blah blah blah blah. There was (very heartwarming, this), the UPS delivery guy who parked his little cart and came into the gallery in Roski where a very mixed bunch of undergraduate works were on show, and had a look around. And then there was this huge bunch of blue and white balloons (some stray Greek festival?) that had somehow got loose and floated up to the ceiling, so that they were hanging outside the stair window leading up to the Art History department.