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Don't Eat the Cowflop-Covered Banana: Sage Advice from Auntie SparkNotes

By kat_rosenfieldJune 29, 2009
This week's problem: Creeeeeeepy! Well, I have a stalker problem. One day I was on my IM account, and talking back and forth to one of my close online friends. I know she's who she says she is because I've talked to her over an Internet phone ... More  →

No Lifeguards, No Friends, No Thongs (and Other Lessons on Summer Love)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 26, 2009
Hey, Sparklers! Are your classes finito? Is your locker emptied? Has your summer vacation officially begun? Well, good—because you have one last assignment to do, and there’s NOT MUCH TIME. We are referring, of course, to scoring yourself a Summer Romance. Yep, with only three short months ... More  →

I Was Kidnapped By Clowns! (and Other Good Reasons for Your Unauthorized Absences)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 25, 2009
The media has been all abuzz over the mysterious disappearance of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who vanished into the ether for a full week without telling anyone where he was going. (Er, Governor? Not that we’re experts or anything, but we’re pretty sure you ... More  →

Oh, the Vulgarity: Great Books with Raw Language, Profane Themes, and Poor Grooming Habits

By kat_rosenfieldJune 23, 2009
Students at Chicago’s Antioch High School might want to get an early start on their summer reading this year—'cause one of the assigned books is a sexy starter of suburban ruckus! Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was listed as required ... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes Invites You to Get Aboard the Fun Train

By kat_rosenfieldJune 22, 2009
This week's advice-seeker has a fabulous way with words: Basically I met this boy last year in my spanish class and we became good friends. I started liking after a few months and he found out about it. He didn't seem bothered by it, and he ... More  →

Take the Plunge: A Field Guide to Pool Personalities

By kat_rosenfieldJune 19, 2009
When summer arrives, the social landscape of high school moves outside. Gone are the hallway scuffles, the cafeteria cliques, and the sports team anthropology of yesteryear! Gone is the landscape of classroom desks and gym mats! Gone are the complex social structures that mandated the ... More  →

Put Some Pants On (and Other Lessons for Summer Job-Seekers)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 18, 2009
A few weeks ago, my little brother achieved a major milestone in his young life and became a College Graduate. (Note to all younger siblings: Yes, you will always be known as the “little” brother/sister, even when you are a fully-grown adult with a college ... More  →

Assassinations, Invasions, Beheadings, and Other Text-Worthy Moments in History

By kat_rosenfieldJune 15, 2009
If you’ve ever watched an episode of the original Saved by the Bell, you know that cell phone technology was, er, a bit different back in the mid-1990s. Whereas today’s phones let you do everything from texting to gaming to taking ill-advised digital photographs of ... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes Tackles Your Prickly Pickles

By kat_rosenfieldJune 12, 2009
Before we begin, Auntie SparkNotes would like to apologize to all you Scottish grammar sticklers for the previous post’s egregious combining of “Loch Ness” into (gasp!) one word. (Good heavens! The HORROR you must have felt!) Well, let me assure you, Sparklers, that it will never ... More  →

"What the...?" Files: Stodgy School Admins on Anti-Fun Crusade

By kat_rosenfieldJune 11, 2009
Between the bad-touch ban, the prom suspension fiasco, and the gal from Wisconsin who got arrested for hiding a cellphone in her behind, your SparkNotes editors can’t help noticing that 2009 has truly been the year of the Stodgy School Administrator. You know who we’re ... More  →
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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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