Help Me, Bubby!

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Friday, October 31, 2003
Dear Bubby,
I've been invited to a halloween party this weekend but I don't know what to wear! It seems like all the good costumes have been taken. Do you have any advice for a costume to help me stand out in the crowd?
--Maskless in Missouri

Dear Maskless in Missouri,
Well if you want to stand out in a crowd you could just wear a hat and a beautiful smile. But then you might get cold so I would not advise it for this weather. Then you could go to the opposite extreme and add a barrel and suspenders. But then it would be difficult to dance. So why don't you just put on something shimmery and waltz in. Some one will be sure to run up to you and ask for all your dances for the night. Whatever you wear - whatever you say - you will be the hit of the party - you are made for it
Thursday, October 30, 2003
Dear Bubby,
How is it in this city that we call the BIG apple, that it is so hard to meet someone who is relationship material???
Manless in Manhattan

Dear Manless in Manhattan,
That's a tough one but if you want to meet a marriageable young man you should go to a country ho-down. You'll find a lot of men eager to dance with the city girls - either to teach them a few tricks or learn a few themselves. The big apple has a big worm inside so be careful.

Here's hoping
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Dear Bubby,
Why are girls so weird?

Dear Jonathan,
I don't think that girls are weird -- that thought is in the mind of the beholder. Girls like to be up to the minute in dress and sometimes they over dress or under dress and sometimes their actions are a little off but that is because they are not sure of themselves. As they mature they themselves will laugh at the times they were immature. But then boys are the same.

So look to yourself before you criticize. There is an old adage that goes like this: It is easy to see a hair out of place on the next person but can't see a ton of bricks on himself.

Bubby Sez.
Dear Bubby,
I am employed as an investigator by the state. Often it requires that I confront individuals, place myself into unknown environments, and act assertively. Outside of my job I am a homebody, count myself lucky to wear matching colors, and to put it mildly, in most social situations I am shy and awkward. Do you think I am working in the right career?
Confrontily Shy

Dear Confrotily Shy,
As an employee of the state you immediately command respect so stand tall and be direct - don't flinch - look right at the one you are questioning -- remember you have the upper hand - be direct, forceful but not overbearing. You should get your answers -- unless the subject is spaced out.

As for your social life - you must always look self assured and attractive - dont overdress but be well dressed and smile - you are sure to be noticed - and when you talk to anyone smile and keep the chat low key - be sure of yourself. If you are sure of yourself you wont be awkward -- you will be attractive.

Good luck
Monday, October 27, 2003
Dear Bubby,
How do I properly defrost a chicken before consumption?
From Patti

Dear Patti,

Before you freeze your chicken you must make sure it is dead.

And then you must clean the chicken as if you were going to put it into the oven -- except you will wrap it carefully in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store it in the freezer.

From the butcher's daughter,
Dear Bubby,

How do I know if he loves me?

Signed, Sarah

Dear Sarah,

If he really loves you his eyes will light up every time he sees you. He will want to help you in whatever you are doing. He will buy you presents and say "for my sweetheart". He'll want to kiss you and hug you and when you are sad he will cheer you up!

From the lady with experience,

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Bubby is our 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 94 year old grandmother.
A few years ago we introduced her to the internet and we've been getting daily e-mails from her ever since. When she was 87, we began this website. We now believe she is the oldest blogger on the Internet.

Whether Bubby is reminding us that boyfriends do not substitute for warm jackets in the winter, or that it's better to receive a compliment than a brick, she always has something to say to her granddaughters.

Now with this new website, Bubby can finally share her wisdom with the rest of the world. And she's excited about it! (Which confuses us, because she used to say we were all she needed.)

Hopefully this will be as much fun for new readers as it will surely be for her. And if not, well, as Bubby says, it will all come out in the wash.

So, are you looking for advice on food, work, a broken heart, or the perfect bat mitzvah present?

But no dirty words allowed or you'll only get one matzah ball.

Bald and oblivious
Denim diagnosis
Girls are weird
Halloween ideas
I smell him from here
I'm gonna marry you
How to meet a man
Nerds go far
Political predictions
Sloppy spouse
Tastes like chicken

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