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Open Thread for February 26

By Emily WinterFebruary 26, 2010
New York City is buried under 385,095 feet of snow, and counting. In fact, we got an e-mail from our mom this morning (yes, just one mom for all of us) ordering us not to leave the house until Sunday. Yeah right, mom! Friday means: More  →
Open Thread for February 26

Open Thread for February 25

By Emily WinterFebruary 25, 2010
We. Are. So. HAPPY this Thursday morning, and we suspect it has something to do with this pic. Yes, this is a real house in California that people actually live in. Sparkler biskvitkaimlyako sent us this gorgeous photo (can you guys make out all... More  →
Open Thread for February 25

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 24, 2010
We'd never received an email with the subject "Awesome Thing" and the body "this is creepy and sad." ...Until yesterday. So this week, we're going to present you with two "Awesome Things of the Week": one Terrifying Awesome Thing of the Week, and one Non-Terrifying Awesome Thing... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for February 24

By Emily WinterFebruary 24, 2010
Good morning-ish, Sparklers! Yesterday we asked you to send your collections of killer hot pink robots, but what we got was even better—midget penguins!!! Thanks, FadingRose, for this adorable pic.... More  →
Open Thread for February 24

Open Thread for February 23

By Emily WinterFebruary 23, 2010
Meet Bear. Bear belongs to Sparkler MarauderPrincess, and this is a pic of him when he was just a wee pup. He's about the size of a peanut (more like a puppy-sized mound of peanuts, but still), which makes his name so so... More  →
Open Thread for February 23

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 22, 2010
What's cuter than being cute? Ice cuuuuuute! It's too bad that this doe got caught in a blizzard, but we've heard deer are down with the snow. (Unlike your editors, who've been known to shriek if one single snowflake lands anywhere that's not the top... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

How (Not) to Get a Post Published on SparkLife

By ContributorFebruary 22, 2010
MaggieGirl2013 thinks we can be bought! For the record, we do not accept bribes (unless they come in the form of cheese). —SparkNotes editors Ah, SparkLife: the place where nerds like me come to worship, pray, and live. One day, you read something Dan Bergstein... More  →
How (Not) to Get a Post Published on SparkLife

Open Thread for February 22

By Emily WinterFebruary 22, 2010
Does anyone else have a case of The Mondays? We could use another day to lie on the couch and watch 30 Rock, Oscar noms, and the amazing US hockey team. (Wow, we were really glued to the TV this weekend.) On second... More  →
Open Thread for February 22

Open Thread for February 21

By EmmaFebruary 21, 2010
We love the Olympics. But we have a major problem with them: not NEARLY enough Johnny Weir. Okay, so his event is over. Does that mean he has to disappear from our lives? Can't he comment on the ice dancing, or weigh in with fashion tips... More  →
Open Thread for February 21

Open Thread for February 20

By EmmaFebruary 20, 2010
We don't post articles on Saturday or Sunday, because we are very busy: * Watching Super Nanny on our laptops * Getting pedicures * Sleeping until 3 p.m. (not kidding) * Eating bagels, lox, fries, spicy tomato-based drinks, and maybe half an order of pancakes * Going to the gym *... More  →
Open Thread for February 20