Words of Sylvia Plath

“Should I be worried about my penchant for enjoying and relating to Sylvia Plath?”

Though I have never read any of her work (that is soon to change), I am always struck by the beauty and accuracy of Plath’s words. Here are a few of my favorite.

 

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The following quotes often get stuck in my head at various points throughout my day:

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Now excuse me as I look into purchasing the works of Sylvia Plath who, despite (or perhaps because of) her tragic death and  history of depression, wrote words of such significance and beauty that I can’t help but be struck by her genius.

 

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Welcome Back, Autumn

Autumn weather has arrived and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  Sweatshirts, boots, sweaters, scarves, coats…all of my favorite clothing. I love the cool, crisp nights that require extra blankets and my warmest comforter. Living in New England is especially ideal this season; the leaves are already starting to turn and it’s just a matter of time before they start falling like colorful snowflakes.

So bring on the hot apple cider, harvest fairs, and giant leaf piles. This blogger is ready for the fall season!

Mac (People) vs. PC (People)

Finally, the age-old question has been answered!

No, not the meaning of life or anything as trivial as that, but:

What REALLY is the difference between Mac and PC people?

Hunch has compiled data from over 700,000 unique website visitors in order to create the extensive infographic featured below. From favorite sandwiches to preferred cocktails, artistic preferences to fashion favorites,  and of course the basic demographic information– Hunch seems to have covered it all.

Without making any drastic assumption, Mac users (which I, myself, am) come off a bit pretentious but at least the more intelligent of the two categories. PC users tend to drift toward an older demographic with preferences within the mainstream.

Of course, it’s important to note that a good 23% of people refused to be specified by computer preferences and referred to themselves as loyal to neither brand. Also, of those who did self-identify themselves, only 25% dubbed themselves “Mac People,” while more than double (52%) declared themselves to be “PC People.”

So take a look at your fellow Mac and PC users and see how you fit the bill.

Stumbled Upon: History of Science Fiction

I love all sorts of literature, but sci-fi/fantasy holds a special place in my heart– and apparently I’m not the only one. Artist Ward Shelley has put together a lovely and elaborate Mapped History of Science Fiction. Including films and books alike, the complexity of the map displays the devotion of a true fan. While I’ve included the picture below, an enlarged photo is necessary to get the full effect. Just something I stumbled upon and thought I would share– Enjoy!

Making History Hardcore

Sifting through my daily tumblr dashboard, I came across what appeared to be a really interesting advertising campaign by the Smithsonian Museum. Upon further research, it turns out that these posters/ads were actually created by a former student, Jenny Burrows, for a class project. The ads, which followed the campaign theme of “Historically Hardcore” soon went viral and people around the web were sharing the images. After all the attention they received, Burrows was actually asked to remove any mention of the Smithsonian museum. Despite the small revision, the ads remain up and are quite interesting and fun. It seems to me that if the Smithsonian doesn’t want the campaign, some other museum should scoop it up. With the theme “Historically Hardcore,” these posters would be a great way to reach out to an audience that doesn’t typically look to museums as a source of entertainment. Plus, history is pretty hardcore when you think about it.

Tell me what you think! And be sure to check out more work by Burrows here.