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Ode to the Swivel Chair

By ContributorMay 16, 2011
WhoSaidGazillionWasntANumber know's it's the little things that make life FRACKIN' AWESOME. —Sparkitors Ever since my mom bought for me my first swivel chair several years ago, this remarkable invention has fascinated me. Sure, I’ve seen, and even spun on one before, but... More  →
Ode to the Swivel Chair

How to Appreciate Alone Time

By Lucy HutchinsonMay 16, 2011
So you're stuck at home alone all weekend? Your friends are at a bowling party, and you're allergic to bowling balls? Your siblings have mysteriously vanished, saying something about getting signed to a record label? Your parents have gone to a rave, and taken the... More  →
How to Appreciate Alone Time

The Awesomeness of Weather

By ContributorMay 16, 2011

Akumeoi is the only person we know who enjoys cloudy days and getting soaked by fist-sized raindrops.—Sparkitors

Yes, I am that girl who sent in the playlist Songs About the Weather. No, I am... More  →
The Awesomeness of Weather

My Mother, The Strongest Woman I Know

By ContributorMay 16, 2011
Sparkler Katelyn shared a difficult experience with her mom, and now their bond is stronger than ever!—Sparkitors While some people may be grateful for their impeccable skills at downing coffee, making leather pants, or shooting hoops, I’m more thankful for something that is... More  →
My Mother, The Strongest Woman I Know

Open Thread for May 16

By Chelsea DaggerMay 16, 2011
We're exhaustified from a long weekend of scarfing down stale Peeps and taking 8-hour naps, so we're gonna let SeptembreRea do talking: Hi, Sparklers! It's your friendly neighborhood SparkNotes user SeptembreRea with a piece of art for the open thread... This piece is a bit... More  →
Open Thread for May 16

Open Thread for May 15

By EmmaMay 15, 2011
Meet Arnold, MarauderPrincess's pygmy puff. She got him on a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. What? We're not sulking from jealousy! We just have really bad allergies. >:-( Make us jealous—send your pics to contribute@sparknotes.com! More  →
Open Thread for May 15

Open Thread for May 14

By EmmaMay 14, 2011
Ladybug! Ladybugs are cute. NOT GROSS. Love, Hervevabuck Couldn't agree more. Love, Your cute-and-not-gross Sparkitors... More  →
Open Thread for May 14

Auntie SparkNotes: Jack The Jerk

By kat_rosenfieldMay 13, 2011
Dear Auntie, I feel like I'm fighting a custody battle over a friend. There, did I get your attention? I haven't exactly began to fight a battle. Yet. You see, my friend Julia recently got herself a boyfriend, Jack. She's extremely happy now, but I feel like... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Jack The Jerk

Finals Week: Do or Die

By Lindsay PuvelMay 13, 2011
Analogies are never perfect. Some, however, get pretty darn close. Though Alfred Lord Tennyson was supposedly writing about the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War, the eerie similarities between the experiences described in his iconic poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” and those... More  →
Finals Week: Do or Die

Dropping the Bomb

By ContributorMay 13, 2011
SHE KNOWS. Sparklers, I said in my very first post that my immediate family knows about my sexuality. My mom was the first one to find out, and because I come from a strongly Catholic family, she’s always assumed I would stay single. That is no... More  →
Dropping the Bomb