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Open Thread for April 7

By Emily WinterApril 7, 2011
O_o We love this. ez30yankee says... You may have a vague remembering of my yoda-dog, Shadow. You know, the labradoodle who likes to jump over random objects. This is his (very adorable) fail...he took off like six feet too early. He was totally fine, yes, that is... More  →
Open Thread for April 7

Things You Should Never Let Your Crush See You Doing

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 6, 2011
The thing about dating is that it's kind of like fishing. You want to appear to be a succulent, plump, sexy earthworm (Halloween costume idea!!!) until your fish is hooked, at which time you reveal that you're really just a limp,... More  →
Things You Should Never Let Your Crush See You Doing

Auntie SparkNotes: Operation Unfriend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 6, 2011
Auntie, So I don't know if this is a common problem or if I'm just a jerk. There's this girl who lives on my street and I can't stand her. I was friends with her because, as anyone with a mother knows, if someone lives on... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Operation Unfriend

The Daily Trials of an English Major: My Career Plans

By ContributorApril 6, 2011
Although graduation is what seems like eons away, it’s never too early to start thinking about what I’m going to do when I enter the “real world,” that scary place where I have to cook my own food, pay my own bills, and be even... More  →
The Daily Trials of an English Major: My Career Plans

Dear Albert: What Ralph Would Have Wanted

By Emily WinterApril 6, 2011
Meet Sam. Er, we mean "Albert." Well actually... just read the thing. —Sparkitors I freaking hate pretending. I’m not morally opposed, necessarily. I’m just terrible at it! Which makes what’s about to happen so incredibly difficult for me. I just reread that and realized you might be... More  →
Dear Albert: What Ralph Would Have Wanted

Interviewing at Oxford: Anxiety, Othello, and a Distinct Lack of Breakfast

By ContributorApril 6, 2011
Lis93, we're so proud you survived all these interviews. And without breakfast, no less! –Sparkitors Being a British Sparkler (Britkler?), some things about the SparkCollege posts confuse me. For one thing, "college," to me, is a place you go to around age 16, not... More  →
Interviewing at Oxford: Anxiety, Othello, and a Distinct Lack of Breakfast

You Know You're from The Bronx When...

By ContributorApril 6, 2011
a_elbereth_gilthoniel, we think you're hilarious. Does that make us super-awesome? —Sparkitors I know someone already wrote a "You Know You're From" post about NYC, but I'm from the Bronx, so I've got a bit of a different take on things than the... More  →
You Know You're from The Bronx When...

Vocab Word of the Day!

By Chelsea DaggerApril 6, 2011
EPIC VOCAB SHOUT-OUTS from yesterday's post: christinepotter: Many Potter fans feel an umbrage towards Harry's vile, conniving, prejudiced professor, Umbridge (hence the name similarity). AwesomePossum214: Stacy's mom makes no one feel unbrage, 'cause she's got it going... More  →
Vocab Word of the Day!

How To Flirt Online

By Jon_SkindzierApril 6, 2011
Flirting via instant messaging is a tricky business, fraught with peril and emoticons, but mostly peril (often caused by emoticons). On one hand, it's easier than the in-person variety of flirting, at least for those of us whose closest thing to a romantic experience this... More  →
How To Flirt Online

Phi Beta Dagger

By Chelsea DaggerApril 6, 2011
Last week's Think Tank was a bit out of the ordinary; instead of asking you to solve a riddle, we asked you to write us a poem. We were secretly planning on stealing your best verses for our forthcoming haiku collection, tentatively titled... More  →
Phi Beta Dagger