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The Tomato Nation advice column addresses your questions on etiquette, grammar, romance, and pet misbehavior. Ask The Readers about books or fashion today!

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The Vine: February 26, 2010
February 26, 2010 – 8:22 AM | 39 Comments

Dear Sars,
I would be ever so appreciative if you/the readers could possibly help me identify a book/story I have stuck in my head — it's driving me insane.
This all came about because I was washing …

The Vine: February 24, 2010
February 24, 2010 – 10:10 AM | 93 Comments

Hi Sars,
My husband and I have a close-knit group of friends, all couples, mostly, and they all are starting to have kids.It is not an exaggeration when I say all of them: it is quite …

The Vine: February 19, 2010
February 19, 2010 – 1:18 PM | 58 Comments

Sars —
I need a bed. I thought you and your readers might have some good suggestions for me.I have never purchased one before and after several frustrating hours of scouring sites for good deals, I …

The Vine: February 17, 2010
February 17, 2010 – 10:15 AM | 55 Comments

Hi Sars,
So my mom was at our city's animal services department getting licenses for her two cats, when a guy comes up teary-eyed, saying he needs to give up his two cats, as neither he …

The Vine: February 12, 2010
February 12, 2010 – 11:35 AM | 10 Comments

Hello, Sars!
I've always enjoyed reading your advice, but didn't think I had anything to write in about. Then, I remembered how great you and your readers are at finding difficult-to-remember books, and I was wondering …

The Vine: February 10, 2010
February 10, 2010 – 12:52 PM | 85 Comments

Hey Sars.
So, of course, there's this Boy. My question is about whether or not it would be nuts to pursue him.
We know each other because a friend of his has been dating a friend of …

The Vine: February 5, 2010
February 5, 2010 – 11:33 AM | 26 Comments

Dear Sars,
Yes, I know, it's another "can you and/or your wonderful readers find this book" question.But, you know, there's a little weight to it here, I think, at least for us.
You see, my husband and …

The Vine: February 3, 2010
February 3, 2010 – 12:07 PM | 65 Comments

I have a co-worker with a superior attitude and jealousy streak who cannot separate her personal life from her professional life. She will yell at someone for misusing the copier because her husband lost his …

The Vine: January 29, 2010
January 29, 2010 – 12:08 PM | 42 Comments

Hi Sars,
I have seen how wonderful the readers are with hunting down elusive shoes, and the time has come where I must throw myself upon the mercy of the readership to see if they can …

The Vine: January 27, 2010
January 27, 2010 – 1:17 PM | 134 Comments

Dear Sars,
I have fruit trees in my yard.Most of them are in the back behind a tall locked gate, but I have a tangerine tree in my front yard behind an unlocked (but gated) 3-foot-tall …