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What To Do When the Electricity Goes Out

By ContributorSeptember 28, 2010
JimSauce, we can't wait to put your ideas to use next time there's a massive power outage in New York city! —Sparkitors Imagine this scenario: It's Saturday, the skies are clear, and in ten minutes you're going to play horseball at the park... More  →
What To Do When the Electricity Goes Out

A Day in the Life of a Theater Techie

By ContributorSeptember 28, 2010

Banaynays1295, are you sure you're not a carpenter? Your job sounds ROUGH.—Sparkitors

For most people, going to the theater means getting dressed up and watching a play for two hours. Theater-goers may even comment “Cool! I... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Theater Techie

How to Be Awesome: Staying Up Late Edition

By ContributorSeptember 28, 2010
jgrudzy is officially too cool for us. —Sparkitors Weekends are great. Only weirdos don't like weekends. And one of the most important, epic weekend traditions is pulling all-nighters. In fact, I am pulling an all-nighter as I write this. It's pretty much a necessary... More  →
How to Be Awesome: Staying Up Late Edition

MaxVZ Deals With Your Problems

By ContributorSeptember 28, 2010
MaxVZ is a licensed psychologist and life coach, except not at all. —Sparkitors As you may already know, I’m doing an advice column this week, and maybe also some other weeks, depending! Let’s start! Dear MaxZV, I want to be featured in your next SparkLife article,... More  →
MaxVZ Deals With Your Problems

Blogging My Sadie Hawkins Fail

By ContributorSeptember 28, 2010
We can totally relate, Mrs_Darcy_Please; it took us three months to work up the courage to ask Austin Pace to the Snowball dance in 11th grade, and when the time finally came, we said, "You're stupid. Dumb. Butt. Dance me?" (That was meant... More  →
Blogging My Sadie Hawkins Fail

Open Thread for September 28

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 28, 2010
sciencenerdess94 sent us this rad picture, along with the following caption: While I was on the Open Thread one day, frustrated with the school year so far, I decided to complain about it. Somehow, I ended up with: "Sometimes, life just sucks. And that's where SparkLife... More  →
Open Thread for September 28

Creative Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

By Rachel KorowitzSeptember 27, 2010
You know that tapping your crush on the shoulder and mumbling, "So, you wanna, um, go to that thing or whatever?" just isn't going to cut it. But you're shy! And scared! And the combination: scyred! Before you resort to shady Facebook stalketry (or shadier... More  →
Creative Ways to Ask Someone to Homecoming

The Dictionary of Southernisms

By ContributorSeptember 27, 2010
We realllllly want to hear LilMissSunshine7's adorable accent! —Sparkitors When I've asked people what they think the stereotypical Southerner is like, I've gotten answers ranging from “drunken, trigger-happy, uneducated, and racist” to “polite, well-mannered, and rich.” Honestly, the South is a mix of... More  →
The Dictionary of Southernisms

People-Watching at a Company Picnic

By ContributorSeptember 27, 2010
11ksande, you totally NAILED "The Guy Who Stands By The Food." Er, we mean, thank you for this stunningly accurate portrayal of a rarely-seen social hierarchy. —Sparkitors Company picnics are normally quite painful. On the... More  →
People-Watching at a Company Picnic

How To Be A Rock Star

By ContributorSeptember 27, 2010
aleyna22 never fails to make us laugh and teach us something profound, like the importance of hip-thrusting. Thanks, dude.—Sparkitors I was lying on my floor, listening to Nirvana and playing those cheesy games... More  →
How To Be A Rock Star