Help Me, Bubby!

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Saturday, January 14, 2006
Hi Bubby,

I need some advice as this is a little complicated. I am a married man from India, 38 years with 2 kids and a reasonably happy married life.

Recently I have met somebody at work who is very intelligent, and pretty, however 12 years younger than me, married too. But still we have struck a great friendship and she really leans on me. There seems to be some kind of chemistry between us and we really enjoy each others' company and can go on for hours talking.

While she has given a lot of hints that she cares for me, it still seems like a fine line and it is difficult to tell which side she is (oh, a woman's heart!!!). By the same token, I have also demonstrated that I care for her, but not in so many words. It has something to do with our culture too where these things do remain in undercurrents.

My first question: How do I know what is in her heart?

I care for my family but I also deeply care for this woman. Do you think expecting a deep platonic relationship is "sustainable" and that it will not grow into a full blown relationship?

At the same time, I am having an amazing time and I believe she is too, truly enjoying each other's companionship. Joy on small things. What do you think is the way forward?

Please excuse me if all of it sounds a little confused.

Going Crazy

Dear Going Crazy,

Take a cold shower and get back to your wife. I think you're in love with yourself.

Stop robbing the cradle and start paying attention to your wife, I bet she could use it.
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Bloggie Award Nominations Have Begun!

Here's the thing. We really, really want to be nominated for this. Not so much for the prestige of it all, but mostly because we think there's nothing cooler than a 90-year old grandmother with her own blog. It would be the best birthday present for Bubby. Ohhh, if she won this award, it would SO go on her refrigerator with a special Hadassah magnet.

Here's how to make it happen:
Go to this site:
Nominate Bubby in the appropriate categories. We suggest:

  • "Best Tagline of a Website" (Ours is... "Our Grandmother. Your Questions. Her Advice.")
  • "Best-Kept-Secret Weblog"
  • "Weblog of the Year"

Our URL is:

Thanks, friends!
love, the granddaughters
"Listen To Bubby" | Session #7
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Hi Bubby,

I am an 11-year-old girl. I really need some advice. Well, first of all, my grandma doesn't treat me the same way as the other grandkids. She only yells at me and I am feeling really sad about it. I try to tell her how I feel but she says I am not right.

Need Help

Dear Need Help,

Listen to Bubby's advice to you as an wmv file (windows media player) or mp3 file.

This was recorded just for you!

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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.

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