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Articles by Sarah D. Bunting

The Vine: August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012 – 10:11 AM | 41 Comments
The Vine: August 31, 2012

I need the Nation's help finding me a pair of shoes, because apparently I'm too picky and my google-fu is failing me. Actually, I suspect part of my problem is that I'm too hung up …

The Vine: August 29, 2012
August 29, 2012 – 1:14 PM | 202 Comments
The Vine: August 29, 2012

I can't decide if I should try for something, or just let it go and figure it wasn't meant to be. And if I do try, how?
I have been on a team at work for …

The Nause-AA: Round of Thirty-Ew, Flight Puke
August 27, 2012 – 11:01 AM | 46 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of Thirty-Ew, Flight Puke

Today's write-ups by Keckler. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food or taste you …

"…Oh, balls": My new gig at Yahoo! Shine Sport
August 27, 2012 – 9:37 AM | 7 Comments
"…Oh, balls": My new gig at Yahoo! Shine Sport

Yahoo! Shine recently launched a Sport vertical, which is awesome, and put me in charge of it, which is even awesomer. Please step over there and various regular features like Breakfast Trey, a fairly regular …

The Nause-AA: Round of Thirty-Ew, Flight Ugh
August 24, 2012 – 2:13 PM | 50 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of Thirty-Ew, Flight Ugh

Today's write-ups by Sarah D. Bunting. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food …

The Vine: August 24, 2012
August 24, 2012 – 10:45 AM | 6 Comments
The Vine: August 24, 2012

This is a movie-related Ask the Readers question, driving my husband and me nuts. But I have faith that someone out there in the Nation knows the answer. Here goes: I think the film was …

Word Of The Day: "impeccadillo"
August 23, 2012 – 12:04 PM | No Comment
Word Of The Day: "impeccadillo"

impeccadillo. n. combination of "impeccable" (perfect) and "peccadillo" (a small offense) 1. A small and well-executed object. ("That tiny cup of vichysoisse with truffle oil that they serve at Soigne is such an impeccadillo.") 2. …

The Vine: August 22, 2012
August 22, 2012 – 12:19 PM | 12 Comments
The Vine: August 22, 2012

Husband and I have a vacation home that we are able to visit every couple of weeks. We have a 73-year-old neighbor who waters our lawn and generally looks out for our house.
His wife of …

The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Hurl
August 20, 2012 – 11:06 AM | 93 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Hurl

Today's write-ups by Keckler. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food or taste you …

The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Spew
August 17, 2012 – 1:21 PM | 76 Comments
The Nause-AA: Round of 64, Flight Spew

Today's write-ups by Sarah D. Bunting. To vote, scroll down; to see the bracket, click here. We'll leave these open a few days, so tell a friend (or queasy enemy).
Remember: This time, you're voting for the food …