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Open Thread for October 3

By EmmaOctober 3, 2010
Report from travelwriter21: I recently went camping, and it led to three things: 1) SparkLife deprivation 2) A greater appreciation of the outdoors 3) The perfect s'more! Sparkitor tip: make these s'mores bars and bring them to a party. Everyone will love you, and some... More  →
Open Thread for October 3

Open Thread for October 2

By EmmaOctober 2, 2010
Resident SparkLife photog flyergirl13 sez: This is my pet cricket. His name is Cheep. I found him and I kept him for a day. Then I let him go, because I didn't want to starve him and I don't know what crickets eat. I... More  →
Open Thread for October 2

An Illustrated Guide to Dressing Up Like Doctor Who

By ContributorOctober 1, 2010
Hey, willutakemehome! Can you tell us what costume we can make with a shower curtain and an overdue gas bill? —Sparkitors Today I’m traveling through time and space (from FALL 2010!) to speak to you Sparklers about Halloween costumes. Though it’s a hot day... More  →
An Illustrated Guide to Dressing Up Like Doctor Who

A Day in the Life of a Cross-Country Skier

By ContributorOctober 1, 2010
Picture a Nordic ski racing camp in West Yellowstone, over Thanksgiving break. It's fun, but extremely cold and terrifying, and we're lazy and scared. So we're gonna leave this to EllieSpruce. —Sparkitors 6:15 a.m. Ugh. Someone's phone alarm... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Cross-Country Skier

Choose Your SparkNotes Flag: Round 2C!

By Emily WinterOctober 1, 2010
People! Give it UP for Sparkler prolife795, who won the SparkNotes flag contest Round 2B. prolife795, you've just won an invisible bag full of theoretical hundred dollar bills! Congratulations. We now move on to Round 2C, the TRENDY FLAG round. Flag 5... More  →
Choose Your SparkNotes Flag: Round 2C!

Interview With a Sparkler: The Series Kick-Off!

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 1, 2010
You've waited patiently all week, but you can't contain your excitement any longer. Well, you don't have to. BECAUSE THEY'RE FINALLY HERE: Our limited edition Jonas Brothers nesting dolls have ARRIVED. Just kidding. Those babies are going to take at least 3 more months to... More  →
Interview With a Sparkler: The Series Kick-Off!

Videos That'll Make Sunshine Come Out of Your Earholes

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 1, 2010
Lately, it seems like everything's going wrong. It's dark when we wake up in the morning; it's been raining all week; our favorite cross-dressing, classic Hollywood actor just kicked the bucket; and our cat peed on our new sofa even though we specifically told her... More  →
Videos That'll Make Sunshine Come Out of Your Earholes

A Day in the Life of a Summer Nanny

By ContributorOctober 1, 2010
And we thought our feral raccoon-sitting job was bad. Glad you’re done for the summer, textingandy92! –Sparkitors At the beginning of the summer, I thought I loved kids. I was convinced I would have tons of them when I grew up and got married.... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Summer Nanny

How to Lie

By Rachel KorowitzOctober 1, 2010
It's your once-a-decade, pull-out-all-the-stops family reunion. Aunt Magnus (the burly shot-put champ) has you cornered, and she and Cousin Betheffry (who looks like a pair of needle-nosed pliers) are grilling you about your personal life. "What grade are you in now?" "Do you have a... More  →
How to Lie

Introducing... The NEW Friday Awards

By ContributorOctober 1, 2010
Last Friday, your Sparkitors had to cut The Friday Awards due to time constraints. But 20 Sparklers have picked up where we left off! We're really proud of how quickly the committee organized, and we think it did an excellent job with its... More  →
Introducing... The NEW Friday Awards