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Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Dissatisfied With Your Relationship

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 26, 2010
We've been looking for a good excuse to use our Unnecessary Idiocy file. Thanks, Auntie!—Sparkitors Hi Auntie, I have the most wonderful boyfriend ever. He's an absolutely amazing person with a wonderful personality... very caring, extremely supportive, always respectful of me, smart, funny, dedicated, extremely hard-working...... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Dissatisfied With Your Relationship

Open Thread for August 26

By Emily WinterAugust 26, 2010
Nomsicles, on ice! We realize that makes no sense, but it's so fun to say. gravity no longer applies has this to say about her pic... IT'S A HOUSE! MADE OF CAKE!!!! CAKE I TELL YOU!!!! Unfortunately i was unable to find any little cake people inside... More  →
Open Thread for August 26

Not Exactly What I Had in Mind: Planning My Family Vacation

By ContributorAugust 25, 2010
GirlWhoWrites is 14 and plans her own trips. We're in our 20s and can't handle that kind of responsibility. What is wrong with this picture? —Sparkitors When my parents told me and my little sister that we were in charge of planning our family... More  →
Not Exactly What I Had in Mind: Planning My Family Vacation

Black Swan Trailer, or "Natalie Portman, What Is Up With Your Shoulders?"

By Rachel KorowitzAugust 25, 2010
Black Swan won't even be in the theaters until December, but a far-off release date can't stop this dedicated Splogger from bringing you the lowdown. And lo and behold, there's an official trailer! Let's see what we can figure out from two minutes... More  →
Black Swan Trailer, or "Natalie Portman, What Is Up With Your Shoulders?"

How To Make Friends, Even If You Are Terrified

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 25, 2010
Starting from scratch in a new high school—as a freshman from some obscure middle school nobody else went to, or as a transfer—can be daunting. It's not much better if you're going back to your same old high school and, for you, social interaction has always... More  →
How To Make Friends, Even If You Are Terrified

How to Talk to the Mysterious New Kid

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 25, 2010
Every school year, a new student will show up from places unknown. The new kid will keep to himself. He will be stronger than you imagine. He will be fast, but not too fast. He will be tall, but also short. He will... More  →
How to Talk to the Mysterious New Kid

A Day in the Life of a Concert Band Camp Clarinetist

By ContributorAugust 25, 2010
We love blackdress11's nickname, and post! —Sparkitors Since I didn't have much planned for my summer, when my clarinet teacher told me about this week-long university music camp for high school students and older people at UBC (University of British Columbia), I thought, why not? We... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Concert Band Camp Clarinetist

Four Reasons Not to Watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager

By ContributorAugust 25, 2010
foreveryoung382 is ANGRY about Secret Life, and we can see why. We tried watching it once—definitely not as good as Pretty Little Liars. —Sparkitors When the show The Secret Life of the American Teenager first came out, I admit, I watched it. It was... More  →
Four Reasons Not to Watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 25, 2010
We have several riveting discussion points for today's post: 1. Some of you consider the delivery of US mail to be nothing short of sacrosanct. As such, you will be deeply unhappy to learn the postman who delivers letters and magazines to Chelsea Dagger's Brooklyn apartment... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for August 25

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 25, 2010
Today we've got a special treat for all y'all: an open thread by Auntie SparkNotes! Go ahead, feast upon its glory: On Saturday, August 21st, Brad (a.k.a. my husband, a.k.a. "Mr. Auntie SparkNotes") went to an NY Giants pre-season game and ended up sitting... More  →
Open Thread for August 25