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Open Thread for May 8

By Emily WinterMay 8, 2010
Who wants a Friday Award? Sparklers, this ed shares a birthday with an uh-mazing character from an uhhhh-mazing novel. Even though the character is just a teenager, this ed totally idolizes her; she's sassy, scrappy, brave, and... we can't give any more hints. It'll be too... More  →
Open Thread for May 8

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 7, 2010
Woohoo, The Friday Awards! This ed really missed doing the Friday Awards last week. She was too busy bike riding on a gorgeous Wisconsin trail to cry about it, but there were almost tears, Sparklers. Almost tears. Now she's back, and excited to be all up in... More  →
The Friday Awards

Open Thread for May 7

By Emily WinterMay 7, 2010
The cat in the hat! RustyApplesauce says: This is a photo of my Snowshoe cat, Socks (Yes, my parents let me and my sister name her—I was 5 at the time so excuse the very original name.) as a kitten, playing in a straw hat.... More  →
Open Thread for May 7

Open Thread for May 6

By Emily WinterMay 6, 2010
And to the tiger in the zoo, home9310 just said, "Pooh pooh!" Send us your pics! We're at contribute@sparknotes.com.... More  →
Open Thread for May 6

New Series Alert: The SparkNotes Scoop

By Chelsea DaggerMay 5, 2010
You’ve never been luckier, Sparklers, and here’s why: you’re about to witness the birth of a new series on SparkLife, a series so revolutionary, so spectacular, so monumentally astounding, that your life will change FOREVER. Don’t believe us? Good, because we’re mostly lying. This series... More  →
New Series Alert: The SparkNotes Scoop

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 5, 2010
Oh, SNAP. Last week's Awesome Thing scored an incredible 8.216 on the venerable Scale of Awesomeness, which ain't none too shabby. But despite its undeniable epic-ness, not all of you were satisfied. Some of you even thought we were slacking off.... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 5

By Emily WinterMay 5, 2010
Sparklers, we have great news! Remember  on Earth Day, when Sparkler JohnWillSteinspeare asked us to vote for her Environmental Club's cause, installing wind turbines in her community, as part of the Pepsi Refresh Grant? Well, the voting ended April... More  →
Open Thread for May 5

Open Thread for May 4

By Emily WinterMay 4, 2010
What's the best possible name for a 10-foot, 300-pound snake who terrifies (and occasionally eats) small children in Ohio? Fluffy. Thanks, home9310 for sending this amazing pic of our newest honorary Sparkler, FluffyHeartsPrettyMice.... More  →
Open Thread for May 4

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 3, 2010
Have you ever wanted to put a hedgehog in your mouth? (That was a rhetorical question). Hedgehogs are Numero Uno on our list of "Cute Animals We Want to Eat," so this photo basically makes one of our lifelong dreams come true. Another of our... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 3

By Emily WinterMay 3, 2010
Sparkler laxchicscore96's dog might look familiar—she was the subject of a previous open thread. Sadly, she passed away last week, and laxchicscore96 wanted to see her on SparkLife one last time. Somewhere, a puppy is being born with perky ears and laser eyes... More  →
Open Thread for May 3