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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: September 4, 2002
September 4, 2002 · No Comment

Hi Sars,
Add me to the countless people who felt the just had to fire up Outlook to respond to your advice to NNV. I actually agree with you whole-heartedly, but I had to add this: …

The Vine: September 3, 2002
September 3, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sars,
My problem is this.When I was in high school, I dated a guy for about five
months.It was a very intense relationship, so you can imagine my surprise
when he broke up with me, out of …

The Fastest Year
September 2, 2002 · One Comment

My mom gave me a Twin Towers calendar for Christmas — twelve months of various views of the World Trade Center. It hangs beside the door in my kitchen, where I've always hung my calendars, …

The Vine: August 30, 2002
August 30, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sarah,
I'm hoping that you will be able to help me clear up two grammar
issues.Last year, I had an extremely anal teacher who wouldn't let a
grammar error go unnoticed.I picked up the habit and have …

The Vine: August 29, 2002
August 29, 2002 · No Comment

Dear Sars,
I've got a question that I'd like to hear your answer to. Yesterday was my birthday, and Grandma sent me a china Lenox clock. This is the third time she's given me a piece …

The Vine: August 28, 2002
August 28, 2002 · No Comment

Hey Sars —
I wanted to throw some more feedback towards Hopefully Not Doomed To Attend
A Community College.
You say your academics are great and that you have a few
activities on your CV, so listen to Sars …

The Vine: August 27, 2002
August 27, 2002 · No Comment

Hi Sars,
First of all I love your site and read it faithfully. Secondly, after reading what "Blatant Hacker With A Dash Of Psycho" wrote, I really had to write because I've been going through almost …

It's Not Maybelline
August 26, 2002 · No Comment

Before I got sidetracked last week, I'd started saying…what had I started saying? Oh, yeah, that I lack a chromosome critical to the proper application of make-up. I do, however, possess the chromosome that attracts …

48 Vines In 48 Hours
August 26, 2002 · No Comment

Forty-Eight
 
Dear Sars,
I'm one of those girls who always thinks guys are not interested. It's a baffling self-esteem problem, because it probably shouldn't exist — I'm not model material, but I'm relatively bright and attractive, and …

The Vine: August 24, 2002
August 24, 2002 · No Comment

Hi Sars,
First of all I love your site and read it faithfully. Secondly, after reading what "Blatant Hacker With A Dash Of Psycho" wrote, I really had to write because I've been going through almost …