It's my birthday today, dear Sparklers. Sixty-eight (just kidding) years ago today, my beloved mother brought me into this world without an epidural (thanks, Mom! I'm sure that's why I made Dean's List!). It's hard to believe all that has passed in the last fourteen... More →
If nanometre is there, we think Sydney must be better than Melbourne! —Sparkitors
This is a shout-out for Sydney, my hometown! You know you’re from Sydney when:
You would actually not say “hometown” seriously.
You know Bondi Beach is lame.
However, you also... More →
Allyson has got a bad disease, and the only cure is COLLEGE (and summer vacation).—Sparkitors
When I was but a wee babe (and by wee babe, I mean a junior, because let’s face it, the difference between my mental state between this time... More →
hermionerules5 sent in this gorgeous pic with a note for all you Harry Potter lovers out there (Read: all of you):Doesn't this scene, taken at Hume Lake in Sequoia National Forest in California, look like that scene from Harry Potter and... More →
Hey Auntie!Just wanted to say, I've read every single one of your advice columns and they all RULE!!!!! So since you are THE best advice giver ever, I would love some help with my problem. You see its about *looks around the room, cringing while... More →
EPIC VOCAB SHOUT-OUTS from yesterday's post go to:SecretlyAWizard:My mother chastises me when I beg too much for that orange kitten at the pet store. IT'S ONE OF MY DREAMS TO OWN AN ORANGE CAT,... More →
The rowdy celebrations following Osama Bin Laden's death have provoked controversy and misquoting. Here's Courtney Guth's insider take. —Sparkitors
Like many Americans, I can recall exactly where I was on September 11th, 2001. It was a Tuesday morning, and I was a... More →
Lonks is 30% done with her goal! AMAZING.—SparkitorsBook #30: The HistorianAuthor: Elizabeth Kostova
Reason for Reading: I found it once while playing with the book suggestions feature at My B&N and thought it looked absolutely fascinating.
Quote: "As a historian, I have learned... More →