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Open Thread for March 8

By Emily WinterMarch 8, 2010
Sparklers: If you ever live in New York, and you're riding on the subway, and you see a pleasant-looking 20-something carrying a huge purse that must have water bottle inside because water is gushing out all over the train car floor, and you can just... More  →
Open Thread for March 8

Open Thread for March 7

By EmmaMarch 7, 2010
Everyone's saying mean things about Rush Limbaugh's apartment, which he's selling for $13.95 million. We get that he has terrible taste, but... We love the murals. It's a secret, shameful love, like the kind we feel for Kraft singles, Tool Academy,... More  →
Open Thread for March 7

Open Thread for March 6

By EmmaMarch 6, 2010
Your loyal SparkLife editor is in Hollywood! Hollywood, Florida, that is. My major goals for the weekend: * Swim in the heated pool * Watch "The Last Unicorn" * Drink a piña colada It's good to aim high! You know what they say: shoot for the moon, and even... More  →
Open Thread for March 6

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMarch 5, 2010
Oh, hello. Can you feel the SparkLove from peaceonearth34, who made this awesome sauce drawing? (We hope you don't mind, peace, but we typed out the words because they were little tough to read.*) Yes, we're feeling the love today, but we're... More  →
The Friday Awards

In All Seriousness…

By ContributorMarch 5, 2010
BlondeIsSmarter wrote a post that even the brunette, un-bookish, and goofy can get down with. —SparkNotes editors I have been described as having “the personality of a crotchety 80-year-old who keeps the ball when it rolls into her lawn.” I disagree; I feel that my... More  →
In All Seriousness…

How Not to Get Caught Off Guard in a Language Class

By ContributorMarch 5, 2010
Fantastic observations, ivayyy. We couldn't agree with these tips more. —SparkNotes editors Five minutes into class, and you’re already counting down the minutes until lunch: 85, 84 and a half, 84… Señora Mendez suddenly barks out your name, asking you to explain why the indicative... More  →
How Not to Get Caught Off Guard in a Language Class

Snowball Fighting 101

By ContributorMarch 5, 2010
Dan Bergstein inspired BellaSwan1 to write this post. Dan inspired us, too, and we've all changed our names to "Ban Dergstein." —SparkNotes editors Similar to a good old-fashioned water balloon fight in the summer, a good old-fashioned snowball fight is inevitable this snowy... More  →
Snowball Fighting 101

Real Detention Is Not Like The Breakfast Club

By Robert IsenbergMarch 5, 2010
The Breakfast Club hit movie theaters in 1985. For those who haven't seen it, it's about five teenagers stuck in detention. They chide, they chat, they admit to their bad behavior, and they all become better people by mid-afternoon. The movie... More  →
Real Detention Is Not Like The Breakfast Club

Open Thread for March 5

By Emily WinterMarch 5, 2010
Boo. We were underwhelmed by Alice in Wonderland. Good thing we have this overwhelmingly awesome pic from opinionatedlg to make us smile! Are you guys watching the Oscars this weekend? We've been frantically trying to see all the Oscar noms, and here's our ranking of... More  →
Open Thread for March 5

The Best School Spirit Week Ever

By ContributorMarch 4, 2010
SongByrd94 has her spirit week around now-ish instead of in the fall. Does anyone else have a winter or spring spirit week? —SparkNotes editors Back in 7th grade, spirit week was exciting and fun—a chance to dress up and “show your school spirit,” but... More  →
The Best School Spirit Week Ever