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The Vine: April 19, 2013
April 19, 2013 – 10:54 AM | 19 Comments
The Vine: April 19, 2013

I have started composing this question several times, but have always left off for fear of looking like a deviant. But this book is still bugging me, so I decided to finally give it a …

The Vine: April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013 – 8:09 AM | 50 Comments
The Vine: April 12, 2013

My lips need help. Years ago, I had this stuff from Clinique that was a lip lotion. It was supposed to smooth and moisturize at the same time. The texture was lotion-y, not waxy. Of course, this …

The Vine: April 5, 2013
April 5, 2013 – 10:06 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: April 5, 2013

I need clear/translucent sticky notes, preferable outside of the square shape or at least fairly large. I do not want a colour tint, though maybe a very minimal amount of colour will do.

The Vine: March 29, 2013
March 29, 2013 – 10:16 AM | 5 Comments
The Vine: March 29, 2013

I could use your and your readers' help finding a book. It's a YA book, about a girl that loves to dance, but her mother doesn’t approve.
Bits and pieces I remember: The girl dances with …

The Vine: March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013 – 11:17 AM | 46 Comments
The Vine: March 22, 2013

Two authors, two cocktails, cannot find out how to make them:
In one of the Fletch novels, Gregory McDonald has Fletch call down to the hotel desk for a Bath Towel (which they turn out not …

The Vine: March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013 – 9:35 AM | 46 Comments
The Vine: March 8, 2013

I'm in search of a short story that I first remember reading in junior high (early 1980s FWIW, but I'm sure the story is much older) — we were given short stories to act out …

The Vine: March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013 – 9:07 AM | 45 Comments
The Vine: March 1, 2013

I'm looking for a reusable, portable, leak-proof container in which to transport fruit juice to and fro in the world. I specify the juice part because apparently that makes me an oddity amongst the coffee-/tea- and …

The Vine: February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013 – 9:06 AM | 28 Comments
The Vine: February 22, 2013

I'm looking to buy a new swimsuit, mine is all stretched out. Here's the particulars: I live in SoCal, so I can and do swim pretty much year-round. The pool at my apartment is chlorinated …

The Vine: February 15, 2013
February 15, 2013 – 10:06 AM | 32 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2013

I need a bag.
This is for a friend. She likes this bag. Well, she likes the size, and she likes the style, the way it's designed to rest against the body. She really doesn't like …

The Vine: February 8, 2013
February 8, 2013 – 8:59 AM | 40 Comments
The Vine: February 8, 2013

There's a historical romance I'm looking for. I can only remember some parts of it. I read it in the early '90s.
It starts out where this girl is with her father in this field (United …