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Red Ops Day 6: The Dakotas
May 28, 2012 · 5 Comments
Red Ops Day 6: The Dakotas

8:45 PM
Great work today, everyone: 6 projects completed! And we still have that DAKOTAS match code all evening, so if you're winding down from the weekend, soothe that sunburn with a donation!
I have another Old …

The Vine: May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012 · 15 Comments
The Vine: May 25, 2012

I'm hoping the Tomato Nation will be able to help me find a book that I read in high school. It was for an English class during my junior or senior year, 1991-1993. We had …

Red Ops Day 5: Columbia, SC
May 25, 2012 · 4 Comments
Red Ops Day 5: Columbia, SC

2:45 PM
Maybe you were too busy packing for the long weekend to donate yet today? Fear not; it's not too late! Put down that beach towel you're rolling for one quick sec and donate to …

Red Ops Day 4: Camden/Trenton
May 24, 2012 · 5 Comments
Red Ops Day 4: Camden/Trenton

2 PM
Strong day so far! 4 projects already done, just $100 left on this one — and we have a match code, JERSEY, in effect all day!
Just to sweeten the deal here: how about a $25 …

Red Ops Day 3: Buffalo, NY
May 23, 2012 · 10 Comments
Red Ops Day 3: Buffalo, NY

9 PM
Well north of 11K as of this writing. Awesome job, guys! And another hat tip to our matcher, Marie T.
Let's finish out the day strong — why not wrap up this "Lifecycles" project? (Bugs!) …

Red Ops Day 2: Brownsville, TX
May 22, 2012 · 13 Comments
Red Ops Day 2: Brownsville, TX

4 PM
Done! That's awesome. Thank you so much, everybody. We polished off the whole high-need list for Brownsville/Harlingen. 
The Red Ops page will probably flip back to unfinished Albuquerque projects for the rest of the day. …

Out With The Crowd: "You're a self-indulgent vulgar slob"
May 21, 2012 · 6 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "You're a self-indulgent vulgar slob"

The minute I decided to do the Out With The Crowd series, I wanted to try to get Old Gator to talk to me about the Miami Marlins — or, as he calls them, "the …

Red Ops Day 1: Albuquerque, NM
May 21, 2012 · 25 Comments
Red Ops Day 1: Albuquerque, NM

11:45 PM
Just a short while left in Albuquerque, friends! And as of this writing, just $44 to go on that iPad project. Let's finish that off before the page flips over to Brownsville, TX in …

Girls 106: Tight like a baby
May 21, 2012 · No Comment
<I>Girls</I> 106: Tight like a baby

From my recap of last night's Girls at Press Play:
When Eric jokes that he knows the florist has a job opening, Hannah retreats to the safety of Gotham-centric condescension, saying she'd get "a real job, like …

The Vine: May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012 · 22 Comments
The Vine: May 18, 2012

Over the years I've seen the Vine readers come through for many people on hard-to-find or discontinued items, so I'm hoping they can help me. Basically, I need new underwear!
For years I was a bikini-underwear …