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Never Been Kissed Michigan: Maybe Dates, Jaywalking, and Badassery In General

By Chelsea DaggerApril 7, 2011
thenameselodie goes on an ACTUAL DATE. Maybe. It's hard to tell. BUT EITHER WAY, WE'RE EXCITED.—Sparkitors “I knew it!” I made some not-so-subtle “shut up” gestures, but Allison continued to fist-pump and cheer noisily, drawing the attention of half... More  →
Never Been Kissed Michigan: Maybe Dates, Jaywalking, and Badassery In General

You Know You're from Connecticut When...

By ContributorApril 7, 2011
Well, Anonymous Sparkler, if the boys are wearing pink and the girls have boy names, how can you tell who's who? —Sparkitors Connecticut. It's a beautiful state that features a lot of variation in culture. An hour drive can take you from lavish estates... More  →
You Know You're from Connecticut When...

Playlist of the Day for April 7

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 7, 2011
Today's playlist, sent in by Apocalyn87, is for When You're Feeling Misérables. Clever. Very clever. "Who Am I?" by Les Misérables, 10th Anniversary Concert (for the thinker) "Master of the House" by Les Misérables, 10th Anniversary Concert (sure to get you smiling) More  →
Playlist of the Day for April 7

The First Day Of The Rest of Your Life: Introducing The VLOG

By Chelsea DaggerApril 7, 2011
Today is the day you've been waiting for ever since Chelsea Dagger invented the internet. Why? Because today is the day that SparkLife debuts a technology unrivaled anywhere in the world: the VLOG. The VLOG was created by the... More  →
The First Day Of The Rest of Your Life: Introducing The VLOG

Intern's Pick of the Day for April 7

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 7, 2011
Can you imagine explaining this one to your parents? I think it would go something like this: You: Gee, Mom and Dad, I thought it was a great idea to stick my head in the crocodile's mouth. Your Parents: ... You: I don't know why it bit me! Your... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day for April 7

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