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Monday, August 14, 2006
Welcome New Readers
We just got word that Bubby's website was featured in Rio de Janeiro's biggest newspaper. Well, that explains the jump in visitors from Brazil this morning. If that's how you found us, please let us know, since it's news to us. Even better, send us a link to the article.

Dear Bubby,

5 years ago my mom died. Since then I haven't had very much guidance on personal things. My dad doesn't like to talk about things like this so please answer my email.

I am 17 years old, and I think a girl I like likes me. When I am around her I can be myself and she makes me feel great inside. She has a great personality. I am too shy to ask her if she likes me though. How can I find out and how should I go about asking her on a date?

A Shy Guy

Dear Shy Guy,

I am sorry about losing your mother but that is what life is all about - you pick yourself up and go on.

If you like this girl, why don't you ask her to join you for a soda or coffee. If the answer is YES - make up a time with her, pick her up and go. When you are settled you might spend a minute telling her about your mother. Then tell her you like her a lot and everything about her and hope she feels the same about you.

At this point - do not mention LOVE. That is for a later date. If she likes you - she will tell you about herself. If she says nothing, you will know she is not for you. If it goes well - ask for a date to the movies. If she says YES - you are in. If she gives you a lame excuse - she is not interested in you. Give her up.

Don't be shy about being honest.

Good luck.
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just a little bit of information!

I´m from BRAZIL and would just like to inform you that in BRAZIL we do not speak spanish, as you seemed to believe. Therefore, words as "que bueno" and "habla" are not part of our language. In BRAZIL we speak PORTUGUESE.

By Anonymous Felipe, at 9:40 PM  

so sorry
that was silly of us!

By Blogger, at 11:34 PM  

I liked this blog!!!
I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and I saw the link of you in the newspaper...

I'm psychologist.
Congratulations for blog, very interesting!

By Anonymous Vivi, at 4:37 PM  

Dear Bubby,

I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I read about your blog in the newspaper. The name of the journalist who wrote the story is Sérgio Maggi. Here is the link:
Your blog is very good. Congratulations!

Marcele Fernandes

By Blogger Marcele Fernandes, at 12:44 AM  

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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?

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