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Bad Metaphors and Similes: Thanksgiving Edition

By Rachel KorowitzNovember 18, 2010
Once upon a time, the glorious Splogger known as Jon Skindzier waxed hilarious about some of the worst ways to use metaphors and similies. In the spirit of the Turkeytime, we're taking Jon's idea and seeing what happens when you combine... More  →
Bad Metaphors and Similes: Thanksgiving Edition

The Best Background Characters

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 18, 2010
In books and in movies, there are always background characters. These folks don’t do much. Some may have a line of dialogue. Others simply stand around the main character. But they can capture your imagination. Take Twilight’s Emmett—he's a background character, but he’s less a... More  →
The Best Background Characters

The Think Tank: Blondes Really Do Have More Fun

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 18, 2010
You know when you harbor an unspoken, unrequited love for someone for years, and you build a reasonably-sized (read: enormous) shrine in their honor, and you write them ridiculous love poems with lines like "You are the butter to my microwaved broccoli"? And then, one... More  →

How to Survive Picture Day

By ContributorNovember 18, 2010
Laina416 isn't promising miracles. She just wants to get you through Picture Day alive. –Sparkitors As an experienced school-photo taker, I have learned that there is a right and a wrong way to handle Picture Day. Picture Day is that seemingly innocuous event at an educational... More  →
How to Survive Picture Day

Auntie SparkNotes: Radio Silence and Text Etiquette

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 18, 2010
What does it mean when your crush ignores your texts? Auntie hates to be the bearer of bad news, but... —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, I have read many Sparknotes articles about texting and texting etiquette, but there is one aspect of texting that seems to have been neglected:... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Radio Silence and Text Etiquette

A Day in the Life of an Extremely Busy Girl

By ContributorNovember 18, 2010
After reading this, icesk8rgrl0, we had to lie down and count to 20. Then go back to bed for good measure. –Sparkitors I bring it upon myself. Due to my crazy interest in fashion design, drawing, ice skating, Latin, pretty much EVERYTHING, I often find... More  →
A Day in the Life of an Extremely Busy Girl

Ten Ways to Burn (or Avoid) Calories

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 18, 2010
This time of year is essentially the Bermuda Triangle of fatness. Not because everyone gains so much weight that ships will begin to mysteriously disappear (although this possibility cannot be ruled out), but because these are the specific coordinates (in time) where everything seems ominously... More  →
Ten Ways to Burn (or Avoid) Calories

Open Thread for November 18

By Emily WinterNovember 18, 2010
wickedchick825 is in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and tonight's opening night! Gooooooooooood luck wickedchick825, and thanks for sending this cute pic,... More  →
Open Thread for November 18

Blogging My First Soccer Practice...In Eleven Years

By ContributorNovember 17, 2010

pretty_little_writer might not be great at soccer, but she sure knows how to make us laugh!—Sparkitors

I am not athletic. And when I say I am not athletic, I mean that I have not

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Motivational Strategies to Get Yourself Out of Bed

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 17, 2010
We are coming at you live from our oh-so-cozy queen comfort cradle because, baby, it's cold outside, and there ain't nothing in this world that could wrest us from the loving embrace of this snuggly, wuggly blanket nest. Translation: we don't want to... More  →
Motivational Strategies to Get Yourself Out of Bed