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The Vine

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

The Vine: November 19, 2002
November 19, 2002 · No Comment

Hi Sars,
I apologize for the yuckiness of this letter in advance, but I'm writing for your advice because I honestly believe that you're the best person to ask this question of. I've got a stinky, …

Wild Tofurkey
November 18, 2002 · One Comment

So, I finally bit the bullet and went vegetarian. I didn't particularly want to go vegetarian, mind you, in no small part because, as I predicted, almost everyone reacts to my new no-meat policy with …

The Vine: November 15, 2002
November 15, 2002 · No Comment

So perhaps I'm missing some basic facet of respectful human
interaction, but if I were Anna, I'd report Gil to the cops
immediately and not say a thing to my sister.This isn't a matter of
simply marrying The …

The Vine: November 14, 2002
November 14, 2002 · No Comment

Hi Sars,
I myself have $40K student loan debt from theatre studies, and I can feel C.L. + T = B.'s pain. I was able to regain my financial footing and sanity through loan consolidation through …

The Vine: November 13, 2002
November 13, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sars,
A tough financial situation — please, I need some clear
advice. Until I get some and figure this thing out, my
food is as ashes and the sun brings no joy to my eyes.
Three months ago, …

The Vine: November 12, 2002
November 12, 2002 · No Comment

Hey there, Sars.
I was catching up on some Vines and read the Living in Hellmouth letter and
the responses that you gave afterwards.Many people don't understand schizophrenia and I'm glad that you gave a link
to an …

Yellow Fever
November 11, 2002 · No Comment

When cocktail conversation turns to epically bad and/or strange taxicab experiences, and it frequently does, all of my show-stopping stories seem to come from outside New York City. An x-ray taken of my thoracic cavity …

The Vine: November 8, 2002
November 8, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sars,
I really feel strongly about Concerned's question [Oct. 24], as it could have been
written by any of my friends about me a few years ago.That being said,
your advice was right on.Not being judgmental is …

The Vine: November 7, 2002
November 7, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sars,
I know that you care about this subject, so I am hoping you can give me some really good advice.
How do I handle the subject of people's not voting? I get really mad when …

The Vine: November 6, 2002
November 6, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sars,
I graduated from college last year.In school I had this really tight-knit group of friends.We're all really different people, but things just clicked with us.Since graduation in May, we've scattered all over the globe …