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My Crush Is... the Guy Behind The Oatmeal

By ContributorJune 23, 2011
TheSillyGiraffe wants you to know that she's not talking about the dude with the white wig. —Sparkitors It’s Crush Week on SparkNotes, and boy are there plenty of them. From hot gingers to the Sparkler/Mankler in the mirror, they have all been pretty impressive... More  →
My Crush Is... the Guy Behind The Oatmeal

Your Crush Alert Scale

By Rachel KorowitzJune 23, 2011
Much like terror threats, mineral hardness, and the worlds spiciest peppers, crushes deserve their own scale. Here's our fool-proof ranking system, listed from least to greatest levels of crushy, crushed-out passion. Crush Level Mervin/Eunice: This is the ultimate friend crush.... More  →
Your Crush Alert Scale

How Chelsea Dagger Got Me a Date

By ContributorJune 23, 2011
SarahBellum37 finally connected with her crush—thanks to the legendary perspiration of the sweatiest Sparkitor ever.—Sparkitors It all started in band practice. Our AC wasn't working, so the director asked "Is anyone else sweating?" I replied "Yeah, I'm sweating harder than... More  →
How Chelsea Dagger Got Me a Date

Keeping Your Options Open

By ContributorJune 23, 2011
Keep your friends close, but keep your crushes closer, 1chance14. —Sparkitors The secret crush. We've all had one. You know, the kind in which "secret" refers to the fact that everyone knows about said crush except the crush himself? Yeah, that is the kind... More  →
Keeping Your Options Open

Auntie SparkNotes: Stepping On The Crazy

By kat_rosenfieldJune 23, 2011
Dear Auntie, I have a friend, though she is really more an acquaintance. Last May she asked this guy out and he politely said no. My friend was heartbroken and was convinced that he was a horrible person, would never find love, and would die without... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Stepping On The Crazy

Disney Princess Remix

By Emily WinterJune 23, 2011
We saw this excellent remix on one of our favorite girly blogs, thehairpin, and immediately knew it had SPARKLEBUTT written all over it in brown glitter.... More  →
Disney Princess Remix

The Perks of Being Fun-Sized

By ContributorJune 23, 2011

acs14 isn't the tallest kid on the block, but she might be the smartest!—Sparkitors As someone who belongs to the "5’3’ and under" population, I’ve heard a myriad of “politically correct” terms for us short people, ranging... More  →
The Perks of Being Fun-Sized

Interview with Spellbound Author Cara Lynn Shultz

By Dan_BergsteinJune 23, 2011
When packing up books to bring to the beach this summer (or the isthmus, if you're vacationing at the isthmuses) bring along Spellbound, the new novel by Cara Lynn Shultz. This romance novel with hints of magic has elements I thought were illegal... More  →
Interview with Spellbound Author Cara Lynn Shultz

A Field Guide to the Italian Grandmother

By ContributorJune 23, 2011
Siobhan Speiran, we love this post. And we're pretty sure we'd love your Nonna! –Sparkitors Italian Grandmothers, also known as “Nonnas,” take immense pleasure in hearing their progeny speak broken, pseudo-Italian. Their day to day concerns range from who killed Nick on the Young... More  →
A Field Guide to the Italian Grandmother

The (Formerly) Quiet Kid Speaks Up-Again!

By ContributorJune 23, 2011
TheQuietKid may have to change her username after her last post and her newest installment! We're so proud of all the progress she's made!—Sparkitors Dear Sparklers, First off: whoa. I’ve read every single comment on my last article and was... More  →
The (Formerly) Quiet Kid Speaks Up-Again!