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The Vine: March 15, 2006
March 15, 2006 – 12:31 PM | No Comment

Sars —
How much hot sauce is too much hot sauce? And who gets to decide that burning issue?
Here's the background: I am a Latina from the southwest. I was brought up eating extremely spicy food …

The Vine: February 23, 2006
February 23, 2006 – 2:35 PM | No Comment

Hey Sars,
So my girlfriend and I got engaged a few weeks ago and apparently you have to start planning these wedding things right away or everything goes all to heck. We'd like to do it …

The Vine: January 24, 2006
January 24, 2006 – 6:06 PM | No Comment

This is an roommate question wrapped in a cat question wrapped in a vest.
I'm a university student, living for the first time off-campus. I've come to live with a friend of mine, and after overcoming …

The Vine: December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005 – 12:04 AM | No Comment

In regards to the letter from Curvy, Old Navy has a line of jeans for Curvy women that go into smaller sizes called, incidentally, Curvy.My family has this problem and what usually happens is someone …

The Vine: November 30, 2005
November 30, 2005 – 8:46 PM | No Comment

Hey Sars,
I'm a junior in college and I have a great, busy life. I've been dating this wonderful guy, Tim, for several months now and we're very happy. Tim's my first "real" boyfriend and the …

The Vine: November 23, 2005
November 23, 2005 – 8:01 PM | No Comment

Speaking as a pre-op transman, I'd say just ask her how she would prefer to
be addressed.The conversation could go a little like this: "Hey, I'm not
sure how you want to be addressed and I want …

The Vine: November 10, 2005
November 10, 2005 – 8:05 PM | No Comment

Hey Sars —
About two years before I met my now-fiance, he purchased a home. To call it a fixer-upper would be an understatement — the house had not been lived in for 10 years …

The Vine: November 9, 2005
November 9, 2005 – 7:49 PM | No Comment

Hi Sars, love your site.I have kind of an odd question for you.Back in the day I grew up on the same block as a Very Famous Author.He, like anyone who has some amount of …

The Vine: October 21, 2005
October 21, 2005 – 6:40 PM | No Comment

Dear Sars,
I have recently moved to a brand new town, a brand new
apartment, and a brand new set of roommates. It
sounded ideal when I was signing the third year lease
on my last apartment, and for …

The Vine: October 14, 2005
October 14, 2005 – 3:51 PM | No Comment

I've seen several letters to several advice columnists (I'm addicted to them all, and welcome links to others not on my daily read list) regarding inappropriate questioning.For example, you recently ran a couple of letters …