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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 N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 4
July 29, 2014 · 10 Comments
The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 4

Strange field here in the fourth round — you have to think chocolate-covered grahams and the Keebs will cancel each other out.

The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 3
July 27, 2014 · 21 Comments
The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 3

Oh, this one depresses me because there's no way Oreos aren't taking it.

The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 2
July 25, 2014 · 10 Comments
The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 2

A couple of these semifinalists surprised me by getting out of the first round, so this one's probably Chips Ahoy Red's to lose…

The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 1
July 23, 2014 · 17 Comments
The N Cookie AA Semifinal, Round 1

This is rouuuuuugh, you guys! Basically, I'm expecting a major fight between Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Milanos.

The Vine: July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014 · 36 Comments
The Vine: July 23, 2014

Here's a two-for-one special on Vine classics: Pets and dating!

The Vine: July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 · 14 Comments
The Vine: July 18, 2014

My husband and I have been selected to be on an HGTV reality show.

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 6
July 13, 2014 · 27 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 6

As torn up as I have been by so many of the others, I really don't have a dog in this flight. Well, except for McVitties Plain Chocolate Digestives, which I do love.

Vacay. FOR AMERICA.
July 4, 2014 · 14 Comments
Vacay. FOR AMERICA.

…Okay, not really, but tomorrow's my anniversary and I'm going out of town for a week.

The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 5
July 2, 2014 · 29 Comments
The N Cookie AA: Round 1, Flight 5

…Gah. GAH! I…gaaaaAAAHHHH! So many favorites!

ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014
July 1, 2014 · 10 Comments
ATP Hotness And Cream: Wimbledon 2014

The ATP Round of 16 Hotness returns to the All-England Tomato Club for the first time in two years, as my esteemed colleagues Paul Quinn, Couch Baron, and Joe R survey what is probably the …