I'm sitting in a private study room on the UIC campus and some friendly soul has written, with marker on the wall, "Library people are retards" . The UIC is a funny place. They have flying squirrels here. Seriously! I'm looking through the window at a squirrel who appears to be gathering nesting material for its den. Quite the industrious animal, imagine climbing up 4 stories of external wire fencing and other construction to get some detritus. The drama of hanging 4 stories over the quad, the adventure of hopping around the fence by scooching around the wiring. The excitement of the locating of the seeds that blew onto the roof.
To be a squirrel in Chicago seems like a lot of cold high wire work. Is there a squirrel OSHA? Nope...but searching for Squirrel OSHA is fearsome and not for the faint of heart or gentle of soul.
Man I'm sleepy. It's been a good visit to Chicago though. More on that when I'm at some real bandwidth and can upload my pictures.