Thank You, StumbleUpon

Things have been crazy here this week, so I have not had much time to dedicate to my blog. Buttttt, my day is never complete without doing some stumbling, so check out some sites that just might pull you away from fmylife and textsfromlastnight.

1. FoundMagazine.com. Users submit random notes they found behind dumpsters, in classrooms and on busses. Some are funny, some are weird and some are just downright scary... like this one one, discovered on a sidewalk, that says "Stay away from me and I'll not follow through with my plan of psycho-ness."

2. The Willard Suitcase Exhibit Online. Yeah, it's kind of creepy... but I found it pretty interesting. When the Willard Psychiatric center closed, workers happened upon the suitcases left by past residents. A portable exhibit (as well as a book) was created to display both the contents of the suitcases and the personal stories of the people to which they belonged. It gives a personal touch to people deemed "crazy" and creates awareness about mental illness.

3. Olan Mills Finest. And finally, for a good laugh, check out this compilation of pictures taken by Olan Mills Photography. A hodgepodge of awkward, cheesy and somewhat uncomfortable snapshots, it will make you feel better about your freshman year photo.

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to spoil your mom on Sunday!
(Photos courtesy of their respective sites.)

1 comment:

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