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Auntie SparkNotes: Tweedledating

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 1, 2010
Hey Auntie Sparknotes! My sister and I are identical twins and a lot of people at school tell us that we are the most difficult pair of twins to tell apart even though we try to differentiate ourselves from each other. This is an advantage to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Tweedledating

The 10 Rules of Writing

By Kia WoodMarch 1, 2010
Writing is like skinning a cat—there’s more than one way to do it. And in Elmore Leonard's book, The 10 Rules of Writing, all types of writers are chiming in on how they do what they do best. Their advice ranges from the... More  →
The 10 Rules of Writing

Open Thread for March 1

By Emily WinterMarch 1, 2010
A pup hiding in a pile of stuffed animals?!?! What could make a Monday brighter? Thanks, jewbiegirl, for sending this pic of your dog, Tova, when she was a puppy. Sadly, the stuffed animals didn't coexist happily with Tova forever. jewbiegirl says: Unfortunately, by the time... More  →
Open Thread for March 1

Open Thread for February 28

By EmmaFebruary 28, 2010
We're going skiing today! This is what we're wearing: * Thin wool hat * Huge blue hat with pom-pom (we cram it on top of the thin wool hat) * Long underwear and leggings * Red fleece socks with snowflake pattern * Head-to-toe canary yellow snowsuit * Purple snowboarding pants (over... More  →
Open Thread for February 28

Open Thread for February 27

By EmmaFebruary 27, 2010
These are two of Nyx_of_Night's four dogs: Argus, the big shaggy one, and Anubis, the German Shepherd puppy with the look of intense devotion in his eyes. We love Argus, especially because he looks like us (we really need to get our bangs... More  →
Open Thread for February 27

Olympic Highlights, Part 5

By ContributorFebruary 26, 2010
Sparkler equestrienne10 is the next Bob Costas. (We mean that in a good way.) Here's part 5 of her Olympics recap! —SparkNotes editors Gold standard With the future of Olympic women’s hockey in jeopardy, the Canadian team gave a compelling argument the only way... More  →
Olympic Highlights, Part 5

Funky Beards and the Civil War

By ContributorFebruary 26, 2010
Some say the Civil War's legacy has endured to this day. Sparkler beweirdchick7 reminds us that thankfully, the facial hair has not. —Sparknotes editors Right now in US History, we are studying the Civil War. After watching movies and reading the textbook... More  →
Funky Beards and the Civil War

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterFebruary 26, 2010
Sparklers, say hi to our new intern, Nash! Nash is: * a recent college grad * a fan of SparkLife * really nice and smart * sitting right across from me so I better not say anything bad * HELPING OUT WITH THE FRIDAY AWARDS!!! Oh yeah, now the e-cabbages come... More  →
The Friday Awards

Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Talk About Not Wanting to Talk About It

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 26, 2010
Auntie Sparknotes; I've been with my boyfriend for 5 months now, and things are getting rather serious. We're both seniors in highschool, and are planning on going to the same college. Normally we're closer than a zebra to its stripes; we were best friends for a... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Talk About Not Wanting to Talk About It

The Auntie SparkNotes Guide to Prom: Part 2: Asking Your Crush

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 26, 2010
Oh, HI, you guys. Remember how I wrote one part of a multi-section Prom Guide, and then my computer decided to eat itself, and I couldn't publish the remaining posts? Yeah, that really sucked. But if you've been loitering and lingering, wondering when—WHEN?!—the Auntie SparkNotes... More  →
The Auntie SparkNotes Guide to Prom: Part 2: Asking Your Crush