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“Tweet or I'll Eat My Cat!” (and Other Bad Arguments for Getting Your Way)

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 30, 2009
If you've ever tried to convince your parents to let you do something verboten— say, staying out past curfew, or procrastinating on your English paper, or illegally breeding pygmy elephants in a petri dish under your bed —you probably know all about the Tools of ... More  →
“Tweet or I'll Eat My Cat!” (and Other Bad Arguments for Getting Your Way)

Auntie SparkNotes: Zero Is the Loneliest Number of Friends

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 30, 2009
This week's letter comes all the way from South Africa, land of awesome accents and lonely home-schoolers. Dear Auntie Sparknotes: Okay, I'm hoping you can help me out with some advice here, even though there probably is no hope. I'm originally from South Africa, but we lived ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Zero Is the Loneliest Number of Friends

Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 28, 2009
Are you a little leery of competitive sports? We know how you feel. One time, in eighth grade, this big-headed kid named Walter Winkletoes tackled us during a game of no-touch football and knocked out one of our teeth. We haven't put on a pinny ... More  →
Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

Do You Like Music? You Are SO Going to Jail.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 26, 2009
Pointless worrying is the media's favorite activity ever. Today's news contains yet another report that'll put your parents into a frothing, shrieking, pants-wetting panic. According to ABC News, teenagers everywhere are watching TV, playing video games, listening to music... and being transformed into murderous, drug-taking, ... More  →
Do You Like Music? You Are SO Going to Jail.

Auntie SparkNotes: Don't Be a Halloweenie

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2009
Today's letter-writer has a Halloween dilemma. (So do we: our Balloon Boy costume is proving hard to assemble.) Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors This halloween I am being pulled in three different directions. There are three different groups of friends that I have that are all doing different ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Don't Be a Halloweenie

Homecoming: The Definitive Guide

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 21, 2009
Are you puzzled by pep rallies? Skeptical about spirit week? Confused by continuous references to something called “Homecoming”? SparkNotes is here to help. For those who live outside the U.S., or in a town that scoffs at the whole concept of Homecoming, we’ve created this ... More  →
Homecoming: The Definitive Guide

The SparkNotes Guide to Sexy Halloween

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 19, 2009
I think it was either Mahatma Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. who first said, “In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like total tramps and no other girls can say anything about it.” And if you’ve ... More  →
The SparkNotes Guide to Sexy Halloween

Auntie SparkNotes: You'd Better Not Be Mastulating in There!

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 16, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, 2 weeks ago I started talking to the guy I liked. He knew I liked him because several of my friends decided it was their business to tell him. Anyway, we started texting and heavily flirting and we decided that he'd come over ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You'd Better Not Be Mastulating in There!

I'm Eating This Snickers, and Nobody's Gonna Stop Me

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 15, 2009
In case you hadn’t noticed, we at SparkNotes are getting pretty excited about Halloween. We’ve been preparing all week: our house is decked out like a zombie graveyard, our iPod is loaded up with spooky music, and we’ve finally finished sewing the last of the ... More  →
I'm Eating This Snickers, and Nobody's Gonna Stop Me

More Tips for Surviving School Pictures

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2009
Once, a long time ago, two exceptionally evil people had a conversation that went something like this: Evil Person #1: Man, look at these high school students. Evil Person #2: I know, right? They’re all disheveled from getting up so early… Evil Person #1: And sporting monster zits ... More  →
More Tips for Surviving School Pictures
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

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.

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