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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: May 15, 2001
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Dear Sarah,
I just discovered you write these advice columns and while I really can't believe I'm writing to you about my personal problems I do want to tell you how much I enjoy your DC …

The Vine: May 11, 2001
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Sars,
Here's the problem.I'm a senior in high school. I'm also a social pariah, by choice — I've just never gone in for all that typical teen spirit crap, and that's fine by the cheerleaders.Now, I …

The Vine: May 10, 2001
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Hi Sars
How do I tell a girl politely to get lost. She totally screwed up my life; she used me like a bank machine and taxi service. I left university and I moved 90 miles …

The Vine: May 8, 2001
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Dear Sars,
I live in a co-ed dormitory and have developed a crush on a guy who lives on my floor.We started hanging out on Superbowl Sunday and didn't leave each other's presence for more than …

The Vine: May 7, 2001
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You may want to have C-toony check to see if the city s/he lives in has a creative directory. For a fee, you can place an ad containing your work into a large, indexed publication …

The Vine: May 4, 2001
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Sarah:
I spent the weekend brooding about a situation with my family, and decided this morning that, first, I am not a vampire with a soul, and, secondly, perhaps writing it out would help. I apologise …

The Vine: May 3, 2001
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Okay, so here's the deal. My boyfriend, Sam, and I are getting married. To alleviate any bad circumstances or even the slightest twinge of jealousy, we've agreed not to invite any of our exes to …

The Vine: May 1, 2001
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I've gotten too many letters about DeeDee's dilemma to print them all, ranging from angry rants about how she should turn The Boob in immediately to screeds on harassment that y'all have suffered, and the …

The Vine: April 30, 2001
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Sars,
One really really important thing that I think you left off is that this eighth grader was at one point wearing a PLAYBOY shirt.

The Vine: April 27, 2001
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Hi Sarah,
I have a friend who I'm very worried about. She is 17 like me and has been with her current boyfriend for well over two years, but he treats her as if she is …