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Dear Ardie - Advice Column

Updated on April 18, 2012
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Yes - it is true. I am like Dear Abby and Dear Ann except I am even better. I am Dear Ardie.

Not only do I write at but I also run a blog where I give out advice on parenting and relationships. I’ve tried to keep the two writing projects separate for a long time but I cannot hide the secret anymore. You see, I have had writer’s block for the last month or so. And I figure I can share some of the emails I receive at my blog along with the advice I have handed out to the senders. These are indeed real emails I have gotten from real people. However I cannot attest to whether the problems are real or not. But as I say on my blog “no email gets turned away unless you spell my name wrong”.

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PBS Kids vs Nickelodeon

Dear Ardie,

My husband and I agree that our children should only watch 2.3 hours of television per day total. However, we can’t seem to agree on television programming for that amount of time. I prefer educational shows such as PBS Kids’ Dino Train and Sesame Street. My husband, on the other hand, thinks the children should be allowed to watch purely entertainment programming such as Nickelodeon shows Spongebob Squarepants and Fred: The Show. Ardie, how do you think we could best settle this dispute? I fear for my marriage; the kids are watching us fight, the home is in turmoil with indecision and I am at my wits end! Please help me save my family.


Programming Parent

Dear Programming Parent (ie. Paranoid Parent),

I think the best solution is to keep your children in a plastic bubble and DO NOT, under any circumstances, allow them to watch television ever. The damage you have already caused to their little minds is irreparable and I am ashamed of you as a fellow parent! Hopefully in time you and your husband can come to terms with the irreversible harm you have caused to your children. I recommend intensive psychotherapy immediately.


Ashamed Ardie

How Do I Know if She is the One?

Dear Ardie,

I have been dating the same girl for 10 years now. We are expecting our third child in 3 months and I am very excited. The thing is - I think I want to marry this girl. But how do I know if she’s “the one”?


Perpertually Perplexed

Dear Perpetually Perplexed,

Dude, seriously? You have spent ten years with, and you are expecting your third child with, this woman. And yet you don’t know whether or not she’s “the one”? I’ll tell you what. I know of an ancient tribal method for determining if a person is “the one” for you. First you need to buy an engagement ring. Then you should run a pot of water to boiling. Place the ring in the boiling water for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. After the alloted time pull the ring out of the water and immediately throw it at your girlfriend. If the ring sticks this girl is indeed “the one” for you. (Wait, or was that to test spaghetti against a fridge?!)

Sincerely, Aghast Ardie

Online Dating Site Troubles

Yo Ardie,

Wassup? i have been on hella diffrent dating sites and i have met tons of cool peeps. But i am still single! I don’t (censored) get it! How can gurlz not love this motha (censored again) gangsta thug from Alabama?! i got blu eyes, brown hair, and mad tats and piercings. ha i think im perfect. what do u think the problem is with these hose? Fo shizzle aint me!



T-Bone? Okay. Dear T-Bone,

First off, I am amazed that you capitalize your ‘name’. What is that – a noun or an verb? Secondly, wow that letter was difficult to read. This is the first time my editors actually had to work for their salary! Did you even try running the spellcheck on your email?! And did you call women hose? As in the hose I use to water my lawn? Perhaps the reason women have not shown interest in you on these dating sites, where you look for a girlfriend, is because they simply cannot understand you. Or maybe it's just because you’re lame. Yes, I rather think that’s the problem. Speak English, act normal, and fix that name. I bet you’ll find a girlfriend in no time. Okay I won't bet on it but it will at least increase your odds.


Ardizzle (AKA Ardimus Paulicus)

Is Hygiene Really Important?

Dear Ardie,

I am a 17 year old girl and I have been dating this boy for 6 months now. I really like spending time with him and we talk on the phone every night. I am pretty sure he is the one I want to spend the rest of my life with – we have even thought up baby names. The problem is that he doesn’t wear deodorant and he doesn't shower very often. When he puts his arm over my shoulder or gives me a hug he smells really bad. What should I do? Do I put up with the smell since I love this guy or do I tell him we cant date anymore because he stinks?

Thank you,

Nose plugs Nora

Dear Nose Plugs,

I wish to congratulate you on knowing whether this boy is the one or not! You are a million steps ahead of Perpetually Perplexed – however you are still lagging behind him in so many ways. Darling, how can you be sure this boy is the one when you are only 17 years old and you have dated for only 6 months?! T he fact that you can't be close to him due to his offensive B.O. makes me question your sanity! You need to grow a pair and tell this dude to follow up on his personal hygiene or he’s outta the picture. Smelly pits are the pits. If this boy respects you he will gladly throw on some deodorant or cologne when he knows he will be spending time with you.

Yours truly,

Aroma Ardie

THE stalker song

The Stalker

Dear Ardie,

I really like this girl from my church and I think she likes me too. We turn and hug the people around us at the closing of church and she hugged me extra tight the other day. She sings and I sing too so I thought it would be nice to hang out with her. I found her on Facebook a week ago and we chatted back and forth a few times. We were friends but then I think she accidentally blocked me. I sent her emails telling her how to unblock me but she hasn’t yet. I think maybe because she doesn’t want to get to know each other online. So I have tried calling her and she never answers her cell phone. I have left numerous messages with my phone number but she must not be getting them because she hasn’t called back yet. I have also tried walking up to her at church but she always goes in the opposite direction when she sees me. I think she is very shy. Ardie,I don’t know what to do – I KNOW this girl likes me but I cant get near her. Please tell me what I should do. Should I go to her house? I do have her address - I was able to do a reverse lookup online using her phone number. I got the house number and street name. I walk by her house a few times every day but Im nervous to stop in. What do you think?


Desperate Dan

Dear Desperate Dan,

I recommend a support group my friend – because you have issues! Move on, scat and leave this poor girl alone. She doesn’t like you and she doesn’t want anything to do with you. The Facebook block? Not a hint – a full out DENY. Nobody accidentally blocks another person! She wants you to go away and stop stalking her. Don’t call, don’t email, don’t bug her friends, and PLEASE for the love of all things DO NOT go to her house. Dan, take it from me – you need to find another girl to talk to. Visit Internet chat rooms, read articles on how to get a girlfriend and use dating sites to meet other girls. But let them take the lead. If they don’t follow up with you – leave them alone. Stop being creepy Dan.

The Blog Lady,

Advising Ardie (who in no way, shape or form likes you so please do not email again - I have your IP and I am not afraid to call your mother.)


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      5 years ago

      I sent you a request on FB. Was wonder if you could help me out. I'm new to all of this stuff. A friend of mine is a follower of yours, her name is Janice. I've read some of your hubs and there all really good. Find me on FB or accept my request. I've sent request to other hub-page writers, hopefully someone can help me. Thank you

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      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is funny!

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      5 years ago

      Ardie, this is the first time that I come across your hubs. This was pretty awesome and hilarious too! How can you date someone for 10 years and be expecting your third child and still question whether this person is the one or not. I know right.. I agree with your comment. And the other dude T-Bones spells hose instead of hoes, which is what I think he's trying to imply and that name definitely has to go. I found Creepy stalker the funniest of them all..

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      More Ardie, please...

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      Brian Leekley 

      5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Ardie, at the end of my recent hub 7 Creative Writing Rules _ Rule 7 I have a Links capsule of writing examples by hubbers who I think are good writers, and I included this hub.

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      5 years ago from Neverland

      RHW, :) I need to get some new stuff out, huh? Thanks for coming back. Luv ya!

      DREAM ON, wow...that was quite the comment :) even my insides are smiling. Can you imagine Ardie on tv?! I know I'd watch. Thanks for being so sweet.

      NNN, let me offer YOU some advice my dear. Go home, take a long bath, treat yourself nice, and let go of some of that pent - you know what. I hope it helps :) I know my advice isn't "for" everyone but I think I know what I'm talking about here. The hotter the water the better...just saying.

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      5 years ago

      What a friggin' joke! You a relationship counslor, makes a person want to puke. Maybe you should jump off the bridge without a parachute..... just saying.

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Nonstop laughter.You have to make it for t.v.If you turn your ideas into a sitcom and show other sitcoms what real good humor is all about.You didn't have to use swear words or sex to get anyones attention.You had me following your every word.Great work and I hope many more to come.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I almost pee my pants every time I revisit this:) I needed that laugh! Thanks!

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Aaah thank you Eddy, you are a doll :)

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant what a great read and here's to many more.


    • prey profile image


      6 years ago from places you should hope we never meet

      Voted way up

      OMG I so needed this right now, you seem to continuously lift my spirits, thank you for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      6 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      WoW! That is everything i would love to tell people but have always refrained from doing so. I don't think i have laughed this hard in a very long long time. great writers block comeback. iys the shiznit of shiznits hub of dreams from stupid to bling bling and even a stalker in the tree.

      Voted up and way to funny to pass up!!

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      6 years ago from Wales

      A great read Ardie.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I've been meaning to read this forever! It's so, so funny. heehee. I want more!

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      Lisa Kroulik 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Tammyswallow - Nose hair is an issue in my marriage, too. I was always telling him to trim it. I must be getting used to it because I can't remember the last time I said that. Your comment made me laugh.

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      6 years ago from Florida


      You have found your Niche lady, so shoot for the stars---your answers are great with good common sense and funny.

      Good Luck in whatever you do on your website.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Dear Ardie,

      I am in a committed relationship. My guy is fine, but his nose hair is about three inches long. We have had many arguments about this. Is it acceptable for me to whack it while he is sleeping? Anxiously awaiting your response.

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      Nina L James 

      6 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Hello Ardie, your advice column is very good!!!! You very well could be the next Ann Landers or Dear Abby. It's amazing that people come to you for advice on such crazy topics. I'm almost falling over in my chair laughing at the people with their questions. On some of these questions, the answers are pretty obvious. How can you like someone who has body odor? Get a can of Sure.......hello!!!!!!! Or The Church Stalker.....beware the next time you go out!!!!! This is just too hilarious. Keep up the good work!!!!!! Voted up!!!!!!

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      On my way over Colin, Im sure it will be another great one!!

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Okay then Jim. Thanks for being so patient with me all the time =)

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      6 years ago

      ..and please check out my latest tribute to Sannel .... We had love and high tea ...

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      6 years ago are Ardie of Hotness .....

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      6 years ago

      ...well hold on Ardie ......

    • TheManWithNoPants profile image


      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Wellllllll ... uhhhh ... I'll jus tell you when you call. better that way! :)

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Okay fine, I cant figure out the "fill in the blanks" so I will just assume you are saying I have a cute smile and you want to marry me :D

    • TheManWithNoPants profile image


      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Oh Ardie-

      You're such a phony! Now handle this response the way you said you would, grrrrrrr :D

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Oh, Jim -

      You're such a card!


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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hello Epi, its always so nice to see you on my Hubs =) I hope you had a happy and safe Fourth - dont do the Fourth do you?! hahah I still hope it was a happy one!

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      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Hey! Uhhh,, forgot what I was going to say. Here's a ...

      Fill in the blanks, _ _ _ _ _ o_ and want _ _ _ r _ _ _t _ _ _ e g_ _ f _. And I _ n _ _ y _ _ c_ _' _ _ _ _ t!

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      6 years ago

      Dear Ardie: Happy Fourth of July and you are just fabulous says epi-man and sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 4:29pm

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hello Debbie :) Im so glad you liked this Hub! Desp Dan is quite the character, huh? Would you believe he is a real person who asked me about a girl and acted the same way? Scary isnt it?

      Hello CE, thanks for reading, commenting, and voting! If you ever get a break from all that writing you just might bust all out and go crazy. Then Im afraid you really will need my advice. So lets just keep you writing, hm?

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey Ardie, I would love to be part of your blog and be able to send you constant emails every day about my weird lifestyle I don't lead anymore, because I'm always online trying to write up a storm, LOL.

      Nah I'm just kidding Ardie, your hub is so hilarious, you have a great sense of humor, awesome hub, voted up and out.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX did i miss this wonderful funny hub? I love it! I think i like the stalker the want to read more of these e mails...debbie

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Jim, it took you almost two weeks to respond to the comment I made. I am not happy with you right now. So for you: ...

      Thank you for visiting this Hub and for taking the time to leave a comment. I wish you a happy and sunshine filled day. Namaste.

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      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      "Jim, you're too much! You know it was the freckles that made you fall in love"

      (speaking in animated voice) Oh Ardie, you are too much! You are such a cute little phony! The freckles were just a bonus and you know it. It was your true dysfunctional personality that sunk the hook. Don't get yourself in trouble here doo doo head. A simple ... will work. :)

      ~ jim

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hi Robie! :) Im so glad I could help you out with your parenting problems. Now you can pass this knowledge of bubbles and PBS on for the benefit of the grandchildren! (Assuming you have those...) Thanks for reading and commenting. I will have to get a second issue of Dear Ardie out!

      Hi Christoph :) Im glad you stopped in for a read and actually enjoyed this! You like my thug-name huh?

      Jim, you're too much! You know it was the freckles that made you fall in love.

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      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      This is the hub that made me decide to make old Ardie girl my wife, Christoph! laugh out loud (not so much)She's a smart one, that Ardie. Not only that, she can work long hours and has good teeth and strong feet.


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      Christoph Reilly 

      6 years ago from St. Louis

      This was laugh-out-loud funny, Ardie! Or Ardicus Paulicus, I mean.

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      Roberta Kyle 

      6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Dear Ardie leaves Dear Abbey--well dear everyone really-- in the dust. I love love love these columns of yours and now I know what I did wrong raising my kids-- of only I had put them in a plastic bubble and never let them see TV ROTFL--- more more more Dear Ardie please. Voting up funny and awesome

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hi Sharyn :) Im just a little (ok a lot) behind on my reading too so I understand! Im glad to hear this one is getting shared lots - Im sorta proud of it. And then the fact that it cracked you up? Priceless!

      Hi Rebecca! Thanks :) Could you imagine Desp Dan and T-Bone hanging together?

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These are hilarious, "Dear Ardie". These guys could turn into short story characters!

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      HA HA HA HA Ardie! I am a little (okay way) behind in my reading. I kept seeing this one shared on FB and never got to it until now. NOW I see why it was shared so much. It is awesome. I've always loved your humor and this is simply another confirmation that you crack me up.


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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hello Jason :) I appreciate the comment and the vote of confidence. Now when I put up a part two I wont feel like a fraud!

      Hi SeamlessDestiny - thanks!!

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      6 years ago from Chi-city

      This is absolutely fabulous!!!

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      Jason F Marovich 

      6 years ago from Detroit

      I can tell you, with all seriousness, that I like your advice better than Abby's or Ann Lander's. Nice to see someone saying what advice columnists should have learned a long time ago - some questions beg for a tongue-in-cheek reply. Well done.

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      xstatic, thanks so much! Your comment means a lot to me because some people have the good looks, others have the brains - I just wanna be funny ;)

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is a riot! As someone mentioned above, real or not, this is one oof the funniest Hubs I have ever read!

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Thanks Misty! Im working on tidying up the layout before I let the blog loose on Facebook or HP :) Its very disorganized! Im so glad it got you to laugh.

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      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Top class hub Ardie, had me giggling all the way through it. I would love to see the main site if this is anything to go by. Can you post a link to it?

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      6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Very informative hub Ardie! I gained lots of good advices from here which is very useful to safeguard my future decisions and actions. I hope I could join in here as your letter sender, if possible. Looking forward for more useful advices. More power!

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hi Kristen Haynie, Im glad to see you here! Aaw your comment is so sweet. This silly little Hub has gotten so much attention I think I will come back with a second Dear Ardie :) Lucky for me I have a huge store of sarcasm haha

      Hello Leni! I love fluffy white kittens – hey why would you pull a trick on me?! Seriously I would love to have a question from you :) Im going to get a part two formatted and in the works this weekend. Gosh, let’s hope I can deliver now that the pressure is on hehe Thanks for the votes!

      Hi Dana, oh my word! You had a DAN?! Oh poor girl… Your story about Dan is even funnier (and by that I mean creepier) than mine! Note to self: stay away from any Dan’s. Thanks for reading :)

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      This is so funny! Love it... Oddly, I had a stalker in high school named Dan! He ised to come to my house and ring the doorbell and I would hide and ignore him. So he would go down the street and call from a pay phone. And when I didn't answer he would call all of my friends looking for me! Boy have you brought back some memories... Don't know why you had to be so hard on poor T-Bone. He eseems like quite a catch!.. Hope you decide to share some more!

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      Leni Sands 

      6 years ago from UK

      That was the best laugh I have had in a long time and something I really needed right now. If you have writer's block I'm a fluffy little kitten - not!

      You are my kind of writer.

      Keep up the good work and keep sharing these blogs - I will be thinking up a question I can ask you when my life returns to some sort of normality...

      Thanks for sharing, thanks for writing, voted up funny, awsome, interesting

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      Kristen Haynie 

      6 years ago from Modesto, CA

      I LOVED reading these! Real or not, they're hilarious. Your sarcastic responses are even better! Where can I find a link to "Dear Ardie"? I'd love to read more of this kind of stuff!

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      hahah Angela! I will go easy on you if you drop me an email with a question - honest :) Im glad you enjoyed this. Maybe I should do a part 2 ...this one was so much fun!!

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      Angela Biggs 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom


      I love each line of this blog. You are so stunning. I mean the way you answer these wacky questions is hilarious. And the names you use are also great. I appreciate your patience for that. You are really cool and most importantly straight-forward. Now I will think twice before dropping a question to you.


      Amazed Angela

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Candie, you’re so funny :P

      Audra, Im glad I could make you laugh today! Me, blunt? To the point? Really, me? Heheh Only online where I can hide behind my name

      Hello Christy :) isn’t it funny how some people just wont take that last little move after being with someone for so long? Heheh I love the Dear Ardie – I could right one a day if I had that many ideas!

      Crazy Mags! Good to see you. Im glad you enjoyed the read :)

      Molometer – my friend, hello! You KNOW T-Bone?! Oh please don’t mention I used his email as a Dear Ardie Hub. He does sorta creep me out with those tats and the full out grillz. Funny story – my daughter came up behind me and I was letting her read out loud the letter from T-Bone and I forgot he called the girls “hose” at the end! I wasn’t even going to explain that one. Heeey thanks for the votes and share

      Hello Audrey, thank you! Im glad you enjoyed the read :)

      Prarieprincess, hahah you like Dan huh? He saw your comment and wants to call you - is that ok? :P

      Capedium, good to see you again! Im glad this one hit ya right.

      Hello Nell Rose :) Thank you for such a great comment. Oh I can just picture you giving a stinky guy some deodorant…that’s priceless. I don’t recall the last time I was around a smelly man since I don’t get out much. Maybe Im smart like that!! Thanks for voting and sharing

      Hello Blond Logic, HAHA next week on Jerry Springer – Desperate Dan goes after T-Bones mom :) Oh. My. Did you say – he ate his scabs?! Ooooh eeeew !!!! That’s an email for sure. Thanks for reading

      Hello Denisemai :) I hear ya. I think I live by those parents too. I live in a nicer area where many of the people around me are doctors, dentists and many many nurses. Its funny because they go from one extreme of “Eh, it wont kill him – maybe” to “omg! Timmy bit his tongue again!!”

      Hi brittanytodd! I saw your name in Cagsil’s interview Hub :) Im so glad you liked my Hub – and you even thought it was funny?! Im 2 for 2 ;) Thanks for the votes.

      Oh Robert Erich, we all know I will never be as funny as you are in your Hubs! I haven’t had a single person mention pee’ing his or her pants. I bow down to you :)

      Hi Rodney :) I am all over it – agony column. Advertise on HubPages…gotcha. Thanks!!

      Hi schoolgirlforreal :) Thank you so much and for the vote !!

      Hello Lady_E, sorry to trick ya :) But at least you got a good laugh out of it!

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      6 years ago from London, UK

      Lol. I was bracing myself for some serious advice and then couldn't keep a straight face. That was so funny.


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      6 years ago

      Very creatively done! Voted up.

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      Rodney Fagan 

      6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      I Like the idea, and as a member of hub pages think that it is about time we had an agony column. Well done.

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      Robert Erich 

      6 years ago from California

      Yes! Ardie, you are so talented and hilarious. I am glad you are giving so many people good and humorous advice. I will certainly keep reading your material and might even have to ask for advice now and again... ;)

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      Brittany Kennedy 

      6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      This was enjoyable to read. You have a gift for writing humour. (I have a hard time with that.) Great work here! Voted up, etc.

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      Denise Mai 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Hilarious. Great job. Especially the kids in the bubble part. I think I actually live by those parents. Really. And everywhere I move, they follow me.

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      Mary Wickison 

      6 years ago from Brazil

      I suspect they are next week's guests on the Jerry Springer show. I thought I was the only one that attracted weirdos. I knew one guy that use to pick his scabs and eat them! He felt comfortable enough around me to do this, perhaps he needs to contact you so you can sort him out.

      Funny hub, thanks for the giggles.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Oh my God that was hilarious! lol! hose, haha! and the smelly guy, the last time I met a smelly guy was at work, he nearly knocked me out with the pong! I was going to give him some deoderant as a hint, but thought better of it, brilliant! voted and shared nell

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      Ov Overo 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very Hilarious... But interesting at thesame time

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      This is hilarious! I loved it, especially the creepy guy who misinterpreted the hug. I agree with Matthew -- let's have more of these!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Highlarious Ardie! you nailed this!

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Dear Ardie,

      I think T-Bone is working in the gas station in town. He is a real flirt. No wonder he cannot get a date.

      Those tats and the piercings while attractive to most women, do turn the squeamish off.

      Who can deny the sweet smile of a full grill?

      Okay enough already!

      This was a hilarious hub Ardie, it tickled me pink.

      Voted up and all the buttons. Sharing the joy.

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      Crazy Mags 

      6 years ago

      This is hilarious. I needed a good laugh!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hehe you are funny! I like the part where you say seriously dude to the guy who has dated his girlfriend for 10 years and is wondering whether to marry her! LOL I like the Dear Ardie concept :)

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      6 years ago

      Ardie, you are blunt and to the point...impressive!!! You are so much better than Dear Abby! You made me laugh this morning! Reading your hub was a great thing to start off my day! Thank you!

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      Candie V 

      6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I did stuff myself into this little ol' dress! That's 'stuff'!!!

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Emilybee – thank you! Can you imagine Dear Abby’s reaction to Dan? Im afraid the poor dear would faint! (For the record I DO love Dear Abby haha)

      Hoteltravel, thank you for seeing my humor! I also appreciate the vote.

      Hiya CC! I would love to give you advice. I’m telling you – the best place for two lovebirds is in Ohio. Yup – good old Akron, Ohio. HEY! You can stop in and visit while you’re here :) Spread some of the love.

      Candie V – does the V stand for Vixen? Your cute little caped hoodie leads me to believe it is ;) Wait – we’re supposed to be talking stuff right? Right, right.

      Posh CC!! haha You know me too well. Almost all the emails are faked. But a couple are real questions I have been asked. I must look like an expert or something. I think it’s the glasses. And for the show name omg An Audience with Ardie is beautiful!! I will give royalties

      Martie – someone fast! Martie needs CPR – is Epi or Vincent in the house?! :) Thanks for your always sweet support girl

      JamaGenee :) thanks for stopping in!! HAHA Ooooh that poor fella next door doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into, does he? Perhaps you should tell him you don’t like the hose *wink wink* and that you haven’t always been a “girl”. Can you imagine the reaction to that one? Thanks for your wonderful comments and votes.

      Hi robie2, Im so glad you thought this was funny – I was a little worried people would think I was being mean and insensitive…but good golly where has common sense gone these days? I mean, seriously…

      Hi Tams!! haha I know there's plenty wrong with me - just ask my kids. I fear for the cost of therapy when they're teens. Im glad you laughed so hard but aim away from the hardware girl!! Thanks for reading :)

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      Tams R 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      OMG Ardie! What the heck is wrong with you?! I say that sarcastically because I think I already know. You have a crazy sense of humor like I do.

      I was cracking up the whole time and almost spat water into my keyboard. That would have made me stop laughing I'm sure.

      My goodness. You hit a home run with this hub.

      Thanks for the continuing laughter.

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      Roberta Kyle 

      6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I am like totally in stitches and think Dear Ardie definitely leaves Dear Abby in the dust....from programming parent to desperate dan, your advice is right on the money, oh yes yes yes:-)

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      Joanna McKenna 

      6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Ardie, I was sure this was an old hub I'd already read (and commented on). What a nice surprise that it isn't. LOVED IT! Please write more!

      To prime the pump, I'll be happy to email you about my new 60-stuck-at-puberty neighbor who just doesn't "get" that we'll never be any more than "waving neighbors" (i.e. when I'm getting into my car he'll yell "Hey, Girl!" - grrrrrr - so rather than being rude and telling him it's demeaning to call a grandmother "girl", I just wave and drive off!).

      His latest attempt at "courting" was to knock on my door at an ungawdly hour of the morning to tell me any time anything of my side of the duplex needs watering, "feel free to use my hose...(wink, wink)". Boy, am I regretting not snagging the unit at the other side of the cul-de-sac when I had the chance!

      Voted up and hilarious! (Okay there's no "hilarious" category, but there should be for hubs like this that are knee-slapping, ROTFL hysterical!) ;D

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Hahahaha.....hehehehehe..... hohohohoh... gulp-gulp! Hahahaha!


      I want to say something significant, but caaaaaannnn'tttt hahahahahaha!

      Oh my goodness, you are too good to be true, Ardie!

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      Steve Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Ardie Paul, you crack me up. When is the Evening with Ardie show going to be on TV. You must let me know. I know you could call it An Audience With Ardie. Seriously you had me believing they were real e-mails for all of 5 seconds. More of this please!

      You get Up/awesome/funny/interesting.....oh just have em all.

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      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I loved this Ardie! Now I am looking forward to reading a "Dear Ardie" column on a regular basis! Since Hubbers can ask another Hubber a question directly, I would love to see this as a regular series! I think you are onto something Ardimus Paulicus (aka Ardizzle)! You have a wonderful sense of humor and I never know what you will come out with next! Voted up and sharing!


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      Candie V 

      6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Dear Ardie,

      Packed my stuff into a stuff sack and doing with said stuff to said publisher of stuff and passing on your advice to stuff it! Dems is good times! Thank you for knowledge of stuff!

      Stuffed up in K'town!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Ardie, oh, Ardie, what would I ever do without your wonderful wit to make my day? Can I ask you for advice? I mean, my hubby and I are hopelessly in love. Where should we spend our next vacation? Try to take a space shuttle to space or sail around the world? Hehehe, jk. Not about the love part. ;) This is sooooo funny. I love it. You're truly amazing.

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      6 years ago from Thailand

      Your answers are excellent; coated with humor without being sarcastic. Voted all the way up.

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      6 years ago

      Wow this is getting shared! This was some funny stuff, Ardie!!!!! Way to go! You get some seriously wacky emails-much more crazy then any Dear Abby's I've ever read, lol!

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Bill – we will have to buy the two of them flowers and chocolates to make up for the crazy antics and gags we’re bound to try to pull!! (Mine gets the chocolates Bev gets the flowers…)

      Tillsontitan, We are perfect therefore we BOTH had perfect timing, right girl? Im glad you could get the laugh – I really don’t know about the people sending these letters. I hope they never get word of this here Hub or I might really be in for it ;) Thanks for the votes and share

      Hey hey Carter :) I HAVE been asked for a part 2 so uh, you know – just send me that email and sign it something witty. I promise I wont tell too many people it’s really from you!

      Triplet Mom! A flashback, one of my earliest and favoritest followers :) I think the reason we get along so well is that we are pretty much alike…except I spread my kids all out like a dummy.

      Hi Cindy, I will admit that some of the questions are made up and some of them are real questions I have been asked – it seems I am a good listener so people just come to me. But I love it! Once I get more ammunition – I mean emails – I will write another!

      Lisa, I would love to hear your answers to some of these questions. You’re funnier than I am any given day of the week. And those Mom stories? I love it! Thanks for the vote :)

      Hello Anamika, thanks :) Im glad you found it funny and I appreciate the vote up

      Stephhicks, please DO write the column and plaster it all over Facebook so I don’t miss it. Moms just have a way with words. (Dear Abby is sorta getting old and outta her groove huh?)

      Stuffed Up, that’s ‘F’ed up how nobody will publish your stuff – I mean seriously what other kind of stuff could they be looking for?! I suggest you take your stuff and go to the place that publishes stuff and stuff your stuff up the publisher’s…stuff? Hahah!! Love ya

      Hi Barbergirl :) Im glad you saw the humor – Im sure you’ve dealt with these type questions before too…other parents can be weird

      Hi weestro! You can leave a question here but then everyone will know how you got those spots… (you can always email me) Thanks for the votes!

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      Pete Fanning 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Dear Ardie, oh wait wrong site! Great Hub, voted up across the board!

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      OMG - this was absultely hilarious???? LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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      Candie V 

      6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Dear Technicolor Ardie:

      I think I'm a writer. I write stuff. Not lots of stuff. Just stuff about stuff. I have stuff I read and I think my stuff is good like the stuff I read. So what's up with my stuff not being discovered by the people who publish stuff?


      Stuffed up in K'Town

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hahaha!! I would LOVE to write my own advice column one day. Yours is a lot more entertaining than dull "Dear Abby." Rated up - thanks for the laugh!

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      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      OMG Ardie... That was hilarious! Voted up!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      6 years ago from California

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha.... Oh Ardie! *thinking I'm a little hesitant to ask you a "dear Ardie" question.LOL You are priceless. Vote up!!!!! Lisa

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      This was just too much. I really do hope you do some more of these. What is scary is there really are people out there like this and you do not know if the questions are made up or not. LOL Thanks for a great laugh!

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      Triplet Mom 

      6 years ago from West Coast

      Ardie! I laughed, I cried, I gave it 5 thumbs up. Sometimes I wish I could talk to people this way. Oh wait I already do. Very very funny

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      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh my gosh Ardie if I'd known about your column earlier I could have come to you for... well... all sorts of advice!!!

      Thanks for a good laugh :)

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      The letters look like they came from some certifiable characters! Your answers were a scream. For someone with writer's block you sure picked a winner! You'll never know how much I needed this laugh right now. Either your timing or mine was perfect. Thank you. Voted up, funny and SHARED.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ardie, I wonder that every single day! :)

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hello Charlotte and it is a pleasure to meet you :) thank you for taking the time to read my advice column. I do hope you found something to take with you today that will help improve your life :D Nah seriously, I just appreciate the read!! Thank you

      JAS hiya! I am so sorry about the keyboard – perhaps just hang it upside down a bit and shake. At the rate a writer such as yourself types the keys aren’t bound to stick as they dry :D

      SavingKathy, thank you for reading! It makes me happy to know I made someone else laugh :)

      David Warren, don’t ever be indecisive or bored! I know some great Hubbers who will keep you laughing – just email me and we can work something out :) Thanks for reading!!

      Moonmaiden :) I am so happy to see you here! And just in time for me to debut my inner shrink – ya never knew did ya?! I have got to stop posting those stupid Facebook jokes.

      Hello writer20 :) I am so sad to hear about the RA – maybe you can look into one of those programs where you speak and it types? ((hug)) Im glad you came by to read and comment. Take care.

      Thank you Faithful Daughter - arent you glad Im not YOUR mother?! My poor kids hehe

      Austinstar - thanks for the sweet comment! I do wonder why girls think its ok for a boy to smell. Ugh - I understand if its after jogging 6 miles wash here we come!

      onegreenparachute, thank you for reading :) I hope you never have to deal with a creepy Dan - you gotta wonder what goes on in these weirdos minds!

      marcoujor, look at all those A's hahah makes me happy! Thanks for reading girl.

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hello Marcy :) You have a Dan Dan Desperate Man?! Oooo girl – you want me to have a chat with him? What went wrong? The fact that nothing went! I truly appreciate the comment that I would be great for an advice column haha I would be in heaven! Thanks for the votes.

      Hello Sunnie Day, the sweetest Hubber that starts with Sunnie :) Thank you for your excellent comment. I think I will go on with this – if I keep getting good emails.

      Hi Cardisa! Ah lucky girl with that friend eh? I suggest you change the unds and give her those votes ;)

      Good morning Curiad! (Im going to pretend like I got to these comments right away instead of being lazy about it.) I know how you coffee drinkers are so THANKS!

      Hi Bill :) Sore laughter sides are the best! Especially when you’re alone and stop long enough to realize you were laughing that hard by yourself. Can you imagine my husband and your Bev putting up with us?

      Jenubouka :) I am so glad you are no longer the flatulence photo….it was impossible for me to read your Hubs and take you seriously! So funny. I love that you took the emails seriously at first – I thought about burying that boring one in last because it was lame – but it looks like I had juuuust the right placement for the face palm!!

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Amazingly amusing, and astutely articulate, Ardie!


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