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The Vine: June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017 – 11:45 AM | 28 Comments
The Vine: June 7, 2017

I need help building a professional wardrobe.

The Vine: May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017 – 12:03 PM | 13 Comments
The Vine: May 3, 2017

How does the VineMind think I should best approach how much of my gastrointestinal disorder I should discuss with various people?

The Vine: April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017 – 8:28 AM | 16 Comments
The Vine: April 26, 2017

Dear readers: Should I ever move again AH HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAA [sob] obvs a trick Q, no I shouldn't. Anyway: shoes!

The Vine: April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 – 11:00 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 12, 2017

So I have this friend. He's charming and funny, and we enjoy spending time with him when we go out to bars and restaurants.

The Vine: April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017 – 8:21 AM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 5, 2017

I have a question I'm hoping you or the readers can give me some fresh ideas on. I feel like I need a hobby.

The Vine: March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 – 10:31 AM | 13 Comments
The Vine: March 23, 2017

Two coworkers, W and J, sit next to each other, then there's an empty desk, then me.

The Vine: March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017 – 11:32 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: March 15, 2017

I think I might want to cut my brother out of my life, and I have no idea what to do.

The Vine: March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 – 7:04 PM | 10 Comments
The Vine: March 7, 2017

I have one relative and one friend who are hugely upset by the outcome of the election and the subsequent decisions. They aren't sleeping.

The Vine: March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017 – 8:41 AM | 16 Comments
The Vine: March 1, 2017

Over two years ago, I left my husband.

The Vine: February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 – 8:23 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: February 22, 2017

See, my last name is Trump.