In order to fully assimilate into my new home state, I am making a special effort to Do Connecticut Things—like eating white clam pizza, and pretending I don't like the Yankees, and attending Sunday polo matches where everyone dresses up in their preppy finery and ... More →
Dear Auntie Sparknotes,
So, let's get to the point: I'm 16 years old and 7 months knocked up with a girl, her name will be Elaine Rose. My mom wanted to name her Gracie Lynette, which I think is terrible, but that is beside the point. ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
This is a little bit odd, but here it goes: I despair in the modern world. More than that, technology scares me (which sounds odd, seeing as I am using a computer at this time, yet even my computer frightens me), and I ... More →
A person who has inexplicably managed to avoid the Harry Potter franchise in all its forms, only to end up at the premiere because someone else got the flu and there was an extra ticket. Before the movie starts, the First-Year Student can be found gaping in open-mouthed alar More →
Since I've been sharing pictures of my outfits—and by extension, myself—on SparkLife for the past few months, y'all probably know that my hairstyle of choice is a perky pixie cut (which occasionally veers into Lady Pete Wentz territory, depending on how long it's been since ... More →
Surprise, surprise, I have a boy problem. Not just any boy problem. This boy is tall, dark, handsome, funny, smart, charming, and ambitious. He also became my ex 1.5 years ago when he started dating my sister. ... More →
When it comes to the spells of the Potterverse, we're sure you know the major ones. The protegos, the wingardium leviosas, the Bat-Bogey Hexes and the Fidelius Charms. But what you didn't know is that there are hundreds of lesser-known jinxes, hexes, curses and charms. While More →
I'm leaving for college in the fall and I have a not-so-secret-secret that I would like to actually keep secret. You see, I had brain surgery my junior year of high school. So, like any 16 year old having brain surgery, it was kind ... More →
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The girl whose invite to Harry Potter World conflicted with a previous engagement has a ... More →
Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.