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Open Thread for March 14

By EmmaMarch 12, 2010
This is rachel1408's dog, in a portrait snapped after a hike. The dog's name? Cutie Pie. When you guys send us pictures like this, we forward them around to each other in emails with subject lines like "THE SPARKLERS ARE TRYING TO KILL US WITH... More  →
Open Thread for March 14

Open Thread for March 13

By EmmaMarch 12, 2010
Thanks for this snuggly Sea World pic, Mrs.NickJonas!! This is exactly what we look like when we wake up from our three-hour post-brunch nap. Sparklers, send your cute pictures to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for March 13

Open Thread for March 12

By Emily WinterMarch 12, 2010
YESSSS! It's Friday again! Today we're featuring some original artwork from faeriesparkler. The obvious inspiration was Mr. Berg-face, but we see some Auntie SparkNotes in here, too. LOL-worthy work, faeriesparkler!... More  →
Open Thread for March 12

Hanging Out with Jazzy: 24 Ways to Enjoy Yourself at the Airport

By ContributorMarch 11, 2010
Sparkler villanous_mwaha co-wrote this post with her sister, little_noob. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors We all know that time spent at an airport, or on an actual plane for that matter, can be immensely, unbearably, insufferably boring. My sister and I are writing while... More  →
Hanging Out with Jazzy: 24 Ways to Enjoy Yourself at the Airport

The Auntie Sparknotes Guide to Prom, Part 4: The Response

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 11, 2010
It's time, once again, for an installment of the Auntie SparkNotes Guide to Prom! And not a moment too soon, because today, the following urgent and highly topical question arrived in Auntie's inbox: I followed your awesome advice and finally asked my dream date to the... More  →
The Auntie Sparknotes Guide to Prom, Part 4: The Response

Auntie SparkNotes: Telling Secrets, Having Backs

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 11, 2010
Auntie Sparknotes, My best friend has a problem with depression and his weight for the past four-five years or so, and I've been one of the few people he's disclosed it to. I've always been there for him the best I can and try to look... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Telling Secrets, Having Backs

A Day at My Home School Group

By ContributorMarch 11, 2010
Judging by her recap, ZoeiGirl might have one of the best school days of any Sparkler. —SparkNotes editors When I read all of the "A Day in the Life of..." posts I was surprised that there were not any about being home schooled or... More  →
A Day at My Home School Group

Oops Your Way to The First Kiss

By Kia WoodMarch 11, 2010
While waiting for your first kiss, it can be very tempting to go up to your crush, grab his or lips with your fingers, and yell, “just kiss me already danggit!” But that’s a mood killer, and will likely result in a slap. If you’re not... More  →
Oops Your Way to The First Kiss

The Four Types of Favorite Teachers

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 11, 2010
Identifying a plain old good teacher is pretty straightforward: he or she understands things, and teaches you about those things, and then later, you remember them. Favorite teachers are harder to describe, because everyone defines "favorite teacher" differently. Some students like to be challenged, others... More  →
The Four Types of Favorite Teachers

The Perfect Jacket for March

By Dan_BergsteinMarch 11, 2010
This is a strange month. Some days are cold. Some days are warm. It can be very confusing, unless you live in constantly perfect Southern California. (And if you do, can we come over some time? Just for, like, a month or two? We’ll bring... More  →
The Perfect Jacket for March