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Grandma Gifts: An Illustrated Tale of Terror

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 17, 2010
Ah, Christmas. It is, as the song goes, the most wonderful time of the year—full of family fun, delicious foods, heartwarming music, and increasingly-desperate attempts to catch Santa Claus in a bear trap and interrogate him as to the whereabouts of that X-Box we asked ... More  →
Grandma Gifts: An Illustrated Tale of Terror

Auntie SparkNotes: The Grudge

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 16, 2010
If someone insults our brother, we never speak to that person again. Auntie has a different (okay, way more mature) approach. Read on! —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, I desperately need your help with a moral problem. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but it's ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Grudge

Auntie SparkNotes: A Muslim Conundrum

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 15, 2010
Hey Auntie! Obviously, I have a problem. The other day, groups gave presentations on different religions in Human Geography. I'm Muslim, and a good friend of mine was assigned Islam. I thought that was cool, that he would learn more about Islam, and therefore about me, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Muslim Conundrum

SparkStyle: Stormy Weather

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 14, 2010
BOO: The weather in New York on Sunday was windy, rainy, and humid. YAY: I got to take my new wellies for a watery test drive! Wheeeeee! A good pair of waterproof boots are a must-have for me—partly because living in NYC means lots of rainy-day walking ... More  →
SparkStyle: Stormy Weather

Auntie SparkNotes: The Art of Letting Down Gently

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 13, 2010
We keep texting love notes to Auntie, but all she texts back is ":-/ can't talk, rly busy." What is she hinting at??? —Sparkitors Hi Auntie Sparknotes, This is the first time I've written to you, but I have a slight problem: I want to turn down ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Art of Letting Down Gently

The Illustrated Guide to Ice Skating

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 10, 2010
It's wintertime, and that means it's time for fun cold-weather activities! Lovely, fun-filled pastimes like sledding, skiing, riding, and stuffing handfuls of snow into the underpants of your enemies while screaming "Chilly willy! Chilly willy!" at the top of your lungs. But of all the things ... More  →
The Illustrated Guide to Ice Skating

Auntie SparkNotes: Letters That Scare Us To Death

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 10, 2010
What should you do if something really scary and awful happened to you? Auntie knows. —Sparkitors Hello Auntie, I'm a 15 year old guy. We recently moved to a new place and there is apparently a pedophile here. He kept asking me for a cup of coffee. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Letters That Scare Us To Death

Ask Kat: To GRE, Or Not to GRE?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 9, 2010
She wants an office job. Her parents want her to go to grad school. What should she do? Step 1: ask Kat for advice. —Sparkitors Kat, I am a 23 year-old super-senior who will graduate from college in May, asking for your help. I have always been ... More  →
Ask Kat: To GRE, Or Not to GRE?

Auntie SparkNotes: Eurotrashtalking

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 9, 2010
We're totally jealous of this Sparkler. But at least we're honest about it! —Sparkitors Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Great news: I officially get to leave CrapTown, USA, which is where I live. I honestly hate it here and have always DREAMED of travelling and now that I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Eurotrashtalking

Auntie SparkNotes: Pessimists, Go Home

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2010
Haters gonna hate, friends gonna make you feel miserable about your supposedly impending breakup. —Sparkitors Dearest Auntie, As so many letters begin, there’s this boy. He’s completely adorable, remarkably handsome, gentlemanly, empathetic, intelligent, unique, and I must have been a saint in a past life because he ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Pessimists, Go Home
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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