Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Blog re marginalization

Some have questioned why the blog of a few days ago talking about marginalization was removed. I removed it because I said in the blog that my newsletter-which came out yesterday-June 21, would talk about this. Due to some of the comments from this blog and after re-thinking it, I agreed that this was not the time nor the place for expressing these particular feelings. I will re-visit this at a later date. Please understand that when I see a comment that is inaccurate, or misleading, or offensive, or the like, I will remove it. I hope everybody reading these blogs and commenting have signed up for the newsletters. If not you will see how easy it is to do. This is the # 1 way to keep up to date with the events surrounding the Senior Bachelor endeavor. I would appreciate it if each week you would recommend the Newsletters to a friend who might enjoy them. Ciao, R. Roe

68 Comments:

LA DOLCE VIDA said...

Good Morning Richard,
I would like to ask you when was the recent show you did on Oprah regarding all this aired,(the month would be fine)I would like to look it up.I didn't have the opportunity to see it. I'm also curious about something. You have a completely different look on the web page photo then you do in the photo in the People article, courios to see how you looked on the show, (I like the way your hair is worn in the People mag. article)
If any of you ladies out there know the answer to my question I'd appreciate you letting me know.I'm sure RR is busy with all the mail he's getting and might not be able to get back quick enough.
As to your comment of removing blogs that are inaccurate,or misleading I can totally understand,especially offensive.The big question with the offensive issue would have to be "to whom"?
I certainly agree that anything overtly out of line would be understandable. You need to remember that by putting yourself out here like this you have to be armed with a thick skin and be able to take the good with the bad.It all can't be seen through rose colored glasses .Like it or not it seems you have opened a format for many women with defenite opinions , feelings, insights and life experiances that if anything we can all learn from. Remember everything we do has more then one effect and it drickles down in so many ways we can never know.
I can tell your are a big admirer of Oprah, well take your lead from her, one little action she may do has blossumned (we need a spell check here on this blogger) into so many multiple actions of good. GO WITH THE FLOW, you'll probably learn more about yourself in this endeavor then anywher else.Always remember "you are exactly wher you are suppose to be right now in this life".Somewher someone is meant to receive a life lesson from all of this.
All of this is like an adult version of one of my favorite books to give as a gift to anyone I know that is starting off on either a new adventure, job change, life change, break up, new romance , or just afraid of making changes, it's called "OH THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU'LL SEE" by Dr. Seuss.I recommend it to everone of all ages.
Got to get back to work,later
CHITOWN GIRL OPRAH COUNTRY

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:16:39 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi,
I just finsihed reading the lasest newletter and I am a bit confused.

I thought that the you were looking for woman that must be at least 40 years old. I sent in a video and I am in my forties. However, the last newsletter sounds like a woman in her fifties is really what you're looking for.

Also mentioned was the fact that you may have 12-15 finalist that will get together at a resort along with you a a panel. The whole thing sounds a little reality tv-ish...and something that I am not comfortable with.

Please clarify these for me if possible.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:19:51 AM  
happy said...

Richard- Really glad you put that on hold. Seems to me like a very good choice to save that 'marginalization' idea until a later date, rather than dilute your search. Saving it would give you at least one thing "to look forward to" for a long time to come. Obviously it's a fertile field! Need a research assistant? :) If I'm not too busy with my own blog idea by then, I think it would be a very interesting, but probably open ended survey to conduct.

Truly hope you find whom you are seeking and that the search doesn't become just work.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:20:27 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Buenos Dias,
Perhaps a very silly question: Just wondering if you got a chance to pick up and read Dr Viktor Frankl's Book "Man's Search for Meaning" (as mentioned in my earlier "Blog"... I believe on day #1 of blogging!!... such a word!!) Trust me, this would be an excellent exercise in introspection and reflection at this wild and crazy juncture in your life....... what with all the fray etc etc surrounding you!! I am sure it is all so much wilder and crazier than you ever dreamed possible. Yikes!!
The good news is: life is most certainly not dull!!
a la prochain, bon chance!
Ciao

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:23:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

WHO AM I?
I'm the calm
I'm the storm
I'm the wind that carries messages of Love to the Heart of my Beloved
I'm the water that gently flows and marks the course of Life
I'm the tree rooted firmly in the soil as it's highest branches stretch toward the Heavens
I'm the flowers that give forth sweet fragrance and irridescent colour
I'm thunder that passionately beckons
I'm lightning that streaks across the velvet sky
I'm the stars that twinkle
I'm the sun that gives Life and energy
I'm the moon that guides the lonely traveller
I'm simplicity
I'm complicated
I am Vj
Senior Bachelorette and soooo much
more!!!
alias ~~flowingwhitewater~~
Toronto Canada :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:20:45 PM  
ladejag said...

Ne Hao Ma Richard,

Good Day to you.
The blogs are intriguing.
To answer La Dolce Vida- it was April 27th's Oprah show.

Richard, have you heard of Six Degrees of Separation? It was a movie I belileve and also a concept; also the book, The Other 90%, which discusses the most used brain, the intuitive? This process feels that way to me. I could go on in this regard but like re: marginalization I will save that with faith for later.

My applause on all you have done so far and are doing; for it is by the doing for us all.

Back to my day. Zijian, HUGS ~ :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 2:08:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard

Just wondering why you keep asking people to send your newsletter to other people .... after all, from the figures and statistics quoted, you have more than enough to work through. So .......... why more??

Ciao ... P

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:55:31 PM  
followyourpassion said...

For all of you wanting to get a better sense of who and what exactly Richard Roe is all about, I would highly recommend renting or purchasing, as I did, the documentary that he made with his son called "Pop & Me".
Not only is it a wonderful, moving film, but it will give enormous insight on what makes this fascinating, passionate man tick. It informs better than any still photograph or biography could ever possibly accomplish. It's the next best thing to actually getting to meet the Senior Bachelor.
Carpe diem

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:22:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard,

While you have mentioned that Oprah is your favorite lady...can one hope a lady of color has a real chance? Are you that secure?
Hope so.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 6:02:51 PM  
traveln-hsr said...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 6:39:02 PM  
tangolady said...

Richard,
I haven't really been keeping up with the blogs on a regular basis, but with all the talk about age, I wonder if you are a man who has the courage to consider a woman older than yourself? Age is only a number; there are many of us who look, feel, and think "younger" than that number ... and who are quite capable of being an excellent partner for you! Are you brave enough to consider a woman like that?

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 7:22:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

OK ladies-- the majority aren't going for the bachelorette outing, so let's give Richard ideas that seem more comfortable for us....how about Richard and panel hunker down and narrow the field to (how many? 15?) as the "semifinalistss". At the Greenbriar, the panel ( Richard does not attend) hangs out with, gathers more info (personality test? details about lifestyle and preferences etc;?) and interviews semifinalists to decide who goes on to the "finals"....The finalists (3-5) will go on to (what?) spend one-on-one time with Richard in their hometowns / in his town/ somewhere else? Does this seem a little less weird, but still helps the process? Just an idea....feedback, please.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 7:41:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

I'm a little confused about the visits to the cities....the deadline is Sept. 16, but you are visiting all cities before that. So if we want to be chosen to meet you in one of those cities, we need to make sure our materials are in BEFORE your visits. Is that correct? AND please clarify...meeting you in one of those cities is by invitation only? Did I understand that right? Thank you for a response.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 7:48:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard - I enjoyed reading your Newsletter tonight. Wish I could make the top 12-15 ladies or Traveling Partner. I'm free for the next 15-20 years.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:43:18 PM  
KLew said...

Hello Richard and fellow bloggers.
Greenbrier is an exclusive resort and as I recall, correct me if I am wrong, it also had an underground bunker to house government officials in case of a nuclear attack. It was classified information for about 40 years. I do believe this is the place. Anyway, it is a beautiful place.
I have not been there (o sigh) just seen it in various publications.

I do believe this process will change again as it has become a living thing and that is the beauty of what you are doing Richard. As the process changes you may have to change some things. Nothing is etched in granite and this is fun blogging and getting out new ideas. I so enjoy seeing what other ladies are saying and thinking. As Auntie Mame said "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." We are not starving ain't it grand!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:43:54 PM  
happy said...

to Richard-My Delete Button is real! Can't ANY one else in the sphere see it? It is a little trash can icon (wah) directly under the date/time stamp & to the left. I seem to be the ONLY blogger who has one. Aren't I special? Whoooaa. Hold me back! I just had a thought. Just maybe I could be the BlogMeister with my Delete Button...and then guess whose blogs Richard would be reading?! MINE ...all MINE! (Evil Laugh)

Would you ready to share the power, Richard?! Ha.

When I pass my cursor over the trash can icon the little rectangle reads "delete". Maybe I'm on thin ice, huh?

I have been afraid to click on it exactly for fear of deleting my laboriously typed, carefully thought out, & ohhh, so clever blogs. :) But as soon as I publish this blog, I will immediately send a Test Blog, click delete, & find out what happens. If I wipe out my whole self, I will send a frantic e-mail.

I reckon you just leave your individual messages on for a short time, huh? Although they were there earlier this evening, they are gone now. We snooze, we lose? hmmm

Blog Procedure question, please: Are we supposed to post comments on the CURRENT day or if we have comments to previous blogs on previous days, are we supposed to "retro-post" our comments on those PREVIOUS days? Thanks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:46:51 PM  
LA DOLCE VIDA said...

Would like to thank "ladejag" for the Oprah info,(u drive one or does it mean something else/I do, just curious).
Anonymous, great idea for getting down to the end elimination process.I know that most of us don't feel comfortable with the group thing all vying like a bunch of teeny-boppers,(what a visual:"pick me..pick me)I think we all have much more class then that, RR included.The idea of him visiting the last finalists on there home turf sounds great!They would be much more at ease and could have fun showing RR their city and how they know it.He would be able to see them in a better light, doing what they know and being themselves.How does that sound RR ?
Also, anonymous had a question regarding the deadline versus the dates for the cities being toured;
maybe you could elaborate on this or clarify more.
Question, the person using the "anonymous" handle, are you always the same person or are there more then one using that same sign-in label?
Oh well, hope to get some of this answered,blog you all tomorrow :)
CHITOWN GIRL- OPRAH COUNTRY

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:52:44 PM  
happy said...

feedback to anonymous,
The end result of such a plan might be like Agatha Christie's murder mysteries, "And Then There Were None". :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 8:59:27 PM  
happy said...

To Richard Re TEST BLOG.
I believe I am able to delete my blog after publishing. Can no one else? I'll give it one more try.
This was my Test Blog message:
Dear Richard,
You seem to be a cool guy, but would you frost your bronze California tan in the Scandavian Ice Hotel or rough it to South Georgia on the icebreaker MV Polar Star for your true love?
Chilly dreams to ya...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:11:38 PM  
SuzanCausey said...

Hello all us females!
I can definitely, and gratefully, see that we've have gotten more prosaic, intropective, but all "auditioning" intellect. We all know Richard is reading this, and we're preening, and trying to impress. Even each other. Gotta like the level of the bar being raised, huh, Richard?!
Anyway, to the 'Anoymous' re: the interview process: I might go for it, but this should also be a mutual, chemical/karma quid pro quo. So I say, Richard, be careful what you wish for! I hope you're not biting off more than you can chew! I agree that a 3-minute VHS isn't enough time to "put a face" behind the resume, so I guess this is the venue.
There is no scientific method nor precise business model to help Richard objectively measure all of our talents, desires and a certain 'intimacy' , a penetration of a wall of cyberspace ... I'm waxing prosaic now, too! Richard, I hope you're enjoying this!

Girls: aren't any of you more curious about Richard? Sports? Hobbies? What he's been doing with himself before HARPO? I'd love to chat with the ex-girlfriend, who's vetting us.

Good luck, ladies. Keep the dialogue going (with, hopefully, a decent, coherent topic) and you'll get noticed. We'll all be scrutinizing.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:12:27 PM  
happy said...

to Richard--yep, I can do that. I did. Maybe each person's delete button shows up only on her own screen???? Or am I really special? LOL!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:25:24 PM  
KLew said...

Happy---I like your style---you must have your own private delete button --I do not!!!LOL and I have no clue what
Collapse comments means. And so it goes-----------------------

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:40:01 PM  
KLew said...

Boy---am I dumb--I found my can!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:41:21 PM  
rose ann said...

hello

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 9:41:25 PM  
rose ann said...

I feel that making a video does not capture the true person you are looking for, don't you think that if you visited several cities and did more of a line up, and from that point choose to interview who you felt you would have some chemistry with, it would work out better. Honestly, if you are going to spend a month or longer the physical as well as the mental aspect has to blend. I am only 45, and can be honest enough to say, Richard you are very handsome and easy on the eyes, would i write in if you weren't,probably not. Does that make me shallow, probably, but i believe the truth is more important so as not to deceive and build hopes up. I only assume that you are broadening your horizons for the marketing aspect as well as not creating a discrimination issue. Maybe i am completely off on my theory. I also don't feel that the woman you are looking for wants to be so public. Love,romance,companionship are truly private emotions. Traveling is a beautiful thing, you gain so much insight into life, but I can be standing by Battery Park sitting on a blanket watching the sunset, and if i am with the person of my dreams it works for me. That's really the bottom line. So, unfortunately unless you are in NYC and do a line up of some type or look me up, we are both at a loss.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:18:56 PM  
LA DOLCE VIDA said...

Richard,
Just a little comment.Looked up the Oprah show in the archives, couldn't get any video of you on it but there was a still photo.I must concur with my first observation, your hair brushed back off your forhead is much more flattering on you. Of course that's just one woman's opinion.
Not trying to change you already, it's just that I had not even heard about all this. My aunt showed it to me in People and quite frankly what drew my interest to the article was how you looked in the photo.I didn't even know all the info on you and such. So I believe I'd have to agree with "Rose Ann's" comment
that physical/visual attraction to someone does matter.
Nitey-Nite all, (this is getting addictive)
CHI-TOWN GIRL OPRAH COUNTRY
PS Does Oprah know her name is on the front page of your blog ? That must mean she's got someone monitoring it! OH NO, LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS!OH MY!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 11:46:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

I tried to research the "Rules of blogging"-- regarding where to post comments (under the latest blog or under ANy blog?) According to my research the rule is there are no rules. I say, its easier for us readers just to read under the latest blogs...but it seems there are comments also being added to even the first blog. So it goes!
FYI to Chitown girl-- there are many of us posting under Anonymous, anyone can.
To suzancausey -- yes, we are all curious about Richard and have been asking many,many questions of him (which I consolidated in a blog which was eliminated with the marginalization blog) but he promises to cover them in the newsletter.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:40:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

klew-- press 'Collapse comments" and you'll see what it means.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:41:28 AM  
happy said...

to Klew - presume you've clicked on Collapse Comments and by now understand how it works. Likewise, clicking on Show Original Post will pop up Richard's blog of the day in case you want to refer to it without your having to leave this page. Re-click to go back like it was.

You got my morning off to a good start when I read your LOL "Found my can!" comment. Funnny! So it must be as I thought: only your own can shows up on your own screen. One last-ditch chance to save us from becoming our own worst enemies, so to speak. 'Tis a comforting thought!

to anonymous - re Blog Rules - thanks! That's pretty much what I'd observed too.

to Richard - possibly your statement in your June 13th Newletter "over 95% of the women who read the newsletters have not (my own HTML tags)applied for the journey, but they are very interested in, well, how the heck is this thing going to turn out??" was where an inference was made concerning the slower rate of applicants as compared to the number of e-mails received. I guess I can see that that could be a reasonable interpretation since you'd had to have read the e-mails to come up with your stat.

to Richard - do you wonder which blogger matches which application? :) or do you already magically know?

to whoever asked - 'is Richard a morning person?' I'm betting he's not. I mean, here it is almost 5:40 a.m. on June 23rd and his blog for the day's not outta bed yet! Good Grief! Come on Man! Your Audience waits impatiently! :) (Wonder if this will end up on the 22 June or 23 June page?)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 6:42:46 AM  
onrynurse said...

hi....boy, this day brings out the worst in some huh! It is Richard's Blog.....right?? meaning he can choose to leave or remove whatever he chooses??
Rough territory on the day of the full moon!! full moon brings out the worst in the best of people it seems!!
Have a great Thursday!! Linda

Thursday, June 23, 2005 7:19:15 AM  
Anonymous said...

Good Morning ladies!

I believe Richard has stated that he would try to blog when he can, not necessarily on a daily basis. I'm sure he reads daily. And just from looking at the time he first posted this blog, it was fairly early in the morning. Mine shows PT, and I'm in CDT, 2 hours difference. I'll bet he's out on the beach now (lucky thing!) LOL..

Best,

Stephanie

Thursday, June 23, 2005 7:46:27 AM  
happy said...

Well drat! Someone's gone & raised the bar with poetry. Hoo Boy! I've got cookies in the oven so this will be uncharacteristically short. Some will surely say blessedly short. That's OK, I'm having fun. :) I've got 2 minutes. Here goes.

"Words! Words! I love 'em!
Words! Words! Yum, yum, yum!
Words for breakfast,
Words for lunch,
Words for dinner,
Words for brunch!
Chew 'em up, drink with glogg,
Spit 'em out on Richard's Blog!"

Okedoke--cookies burning--Enjoy!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 10:30:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

I am testing to see if I can do this.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 10:48:11 AM  
CathyfromCarolina said...

CathyfromCarolina said...
Richard/Ladies,With respect to the person who said "quit changing the rules" obviously they do not have a feel for what is happening here. Not that I am supposing to understand the entire phenomenon, nonetheless,Richard has started something by speaking publicly about His Dream. I think that this process is possibly waking up dreams within other people, specifically women who want to participate,but maybe some other males as well, as some blogger suggested you starting a date service. Dreaming is a creative process and I think RR is wise to allow this process to be fueled by creative ideas from others.
Now to sell my idea!! After seeing People Magazine, I want to see at least "50 eligible bachelorettes" to even start this process. I know your response must have, already been overwhelming and lots more to come. And the biggest challenge will be narrowing down the choices. If I know my peers, their are probably an unbelievable # of valid applicants, ready for adventure.
So despite some individuals reluctancy to be "showcased", you have to admit, being in People Magazine or Oprah's Show adds an even greater air of excitement to this Dream and with no consulation prizes being awarded, I would not mind a little publicity about the "great senior bachelorettes" out here.
Personally, I think it will be an incredible task to narrow this search in any fashion, but I imagine you will have an incredible # of applicants even in the >50 yrs category (technically Senior Bachelorettes), that would be very exciting to see them showcased somewhere.

All this, about one guy who is not afraid to say " I am still alive", "full of life and creative ideas", and "doing the best I can about looking great" . Imagine at least 50 women of like character and probably physical appearance who are equally not afraid to see where this leads,i think that the world needs to see this on a wide angle lens. It would be a shame to let this go unpublished, as intimidating as that might be to some. With the attention already generated, I would say the "faint of heart" might not be appropriate candidates

Thursday, June 23, 2005 9:06:51 AM


Thankfully there is cut and paste, I posted my blog under "How to Write a Blog" and really wanted it to be posted to the more recent comments. It took me all day yesterday to browse all the comments and I want Richard and current bloggers to see my brilliant ideas. Please indulge my repeating it here. Thanks,

Thursday, June 23, 2005 11:16:03 AM  
Anonymous said...

Write on, Cathy of Carolina. And might I add, Richard has had his 15 minutes of fame with Pop&Me. In my opinion, fame is not the goal. I genuinely believe Richard wants to end up with a life-love from all this, though the process is not clear and some financial gain is definitely at play. If you see Pop&Me, Richard ponders "what he wants to do with the last third of his life". I dare say, its now the last fourth of his life and he seems to fully intend to spend it in the throes of romance and adventure. I think the man has actually figured out what's important.

I, for one, would be happy to be the Poster Girl for Senior Romance and Adventure alongside
Richard....how wonderful to see two vibrant exciting people living fully. I'm the kind not afraid to dance like EVERYONE is watching and getting everyone to get up and dance, too.

I don't need Richard or this journey to get a life. There are very, very few men who intrigue me enough to see if we resonate. If it weren't for Richard's profound yearning and creative solution, I would have never met him. I think its worth a try.....I have a terrific life with or without him!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:28:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

So--this is One Man's Search for Romance and Adventure-- with 6 million people watching. Richard didn't advertise this on Match.com-- he did it on Oprah, for gosh sakes, so why is it anybody's surprise that it has gotten so huge?

It's getting clearer that the field will be narrowed by those willing to handle the media glare and those not. Some very fine ladies are bowing out because not only is this about a journey and a connection with Richard, but having the poise and confidence to be interviewed and photographed and scrutinized as his partner in this phenomenon.....the kind of woman he is (perchance?) actually looking for?

Clever man.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 1:28:06 PM  
Claire said...

I don't wish to complain, but I find it interesting that some of the witty ladies posting here are so excited about a future media blitz that they post as anonymous.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 2:12:16 PM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

What kind of cookies you baking Happy? Be careful, Richard IS the cookie monster!lol Wonder what his favorite is..hmmm, probably homemade would suffice..lol

Caution to Anonymous, you mentioned that (marginalized) word in reference to Richard picking women in their 50's, as opposed to women in their 40' or 60's. Don't want to get him started again..lol Personnally, I don't think he's saying anything that's carved in stone, yet. May be he's in agreement and bound to secrecy..
on everything we're curious about.

Thank you for the email Richard stating that you received my materials. Was starting to worry that I mistakenly didn't get the "delivery conformation." Now I can sleep...lol

Have a great evening all.

All my best to you Richard,
Marlyn

Thursday, June 23, 2005 2:12:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info, Richard.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 2:44:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

I have to say claire (and assuming you are the ONLY claire) I'm not sure i could identify you anymore than I could anonymous...what does it hurt?... I remain...

Thursday, June 23, 2005 2:56:13 PM  
gold&spice said...

Hi all,and a special evening to you Richard. Just testing my blog!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:37:30 PM  
happy said...

to Marily from Michigan
I baked Snickerdoodles!! Sounds like they should come from your fair state, huh? The cookies are a favorite of and gift for the best bro-in-law in the world!!

Didn't know R. was a cookie monster. Wonder if he's a "crunchy" or a "soft" cookie person? :) I do crunchy especially mean!! They definitely ain't made with margarine! They are slightly cinnamony and bite-your-tongue yummy especially when served with steamy, creamy, sweetened, rich coffee! um umm!

Richard'll probably notice that 'mean good-ness' if I decide to send in a video :(. Oh well--been workin' on that short height thing since February, but can't be helped now, can it? Hey! Maybe I should include a cookie or two in my application! LOL

Yessiree Bob!;) My Snickerdoodles are reknowned across the U S of A! Honest! Let's see: there are friends & family in OK, PA, NC, TX, VA, TN, CO, WA, & FL, just for starters, who will vouch for their yumminess! :) That almost covers the 4 corners of the lower 48!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 4:11:01 PM  
travelin said...

Hi Richard,
I like the picture of you in front of the plane. You remind me of my favorite client when I was a limo driver in Miami. Hot and sexy. I love men with natural gray hair, and in shape.
I only hope you are as down to earth as he is, and just as nice. He knew me by name, carried his own bag, and was looking for love, hated going on first dates. ( I drove him to a few). And couldn't stand fake people. And he had his own jet! Now that is what i like. Real people.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:00:24 PM  
travelin said...

Hey Ladies,
Keep these blogs coming. I am enjoying reading these while I am traveling this summer.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:16:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Who Am I - cont....
I am the dewdrop at the break of dawn
I am soft rain through the silvery
clouds
I am the elusive Butterfly
I am the smile of a new born child
I am the heartbeat
I am the fire
I am the ice
I am every woman
I am Vj
and sooo much more!!!
Senior Bachelorette
Toronto Canada
Carpe Diem :)
Live Life With Passion!!!!
Hooray for Romance and Adventure!!!
P.S Although I 'Sign In' 'Anonymous' I always end my Blogs with my 'signature' Vj alias ~~flowingwhitewater~~ :)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:32:57 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

Oh my gosh Richard, if you keep asking for more women that must mean the women that have thrown themselves in front of you are not what you are looking for.. so tell them give up girls, move over, because, someone else out there maybe your "best friend" is Richard's type, so do like I did and tell them about his website~

Thursday, June 23, 2005 5:58:32 PM  
LA DOLCE VIDA said...

Good Evening ALL,:)
I can't take this anymore,GOD, why can;t all you wonderful girls move to my town!We could start our own CO.The world needs to see how SMART ,ARTICULATE, GUICK-WITTED, HONED, and FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE we all are. !!!!!!!!
Let me tell ya, we are heading into becoming one of the biggest majorities ever. The "BABY BOOMERS COMING"(nobody out there better steal that titled)Everything we have created, mass produced, invented, marketed,and serialized still lingers.We were and still are the best, 50's and above.Look at it , I mean our rock groups are still out there performing and to packed houses. (should all come down to Chicago for "THE TASTE" Santana's playing :)Anyway, look Richard I think no matter how this all turn's out we need to meet and talk, I've got some great ideas for one kick-ass of a show !Who needs the VIEW ? As we all have seen there is a need and a hunger for a format like this .We don't need celebrities to get people to watch. It's obvious the kind of talent's available, take a gander.Your a smart buisness man , we could go cable (got some background) you could produce or invest, as they say out there in tinsel town,"let's talk, we'll do lunch, my treat'

Thursday, June 23, 2005 6:12:54 PM  
LA DOLCE VIDA said...

that last one about BABY BOOMERS was from me, forgot to sign.
CHI-TOWN GIRL OPRAH COUNTRY

Thursday, June 23, 2005 6:14:25 PM  
Claire said...

It definitely doesn't hurt to be anonymous. Just happened to see the irony. Best of luck to you.

Friday, June 24, 2005 6:57:55 AM  
travelin said...

I love the suggestion of getting a babyboomer traveling group together. But remember there ares some of us in our 40's with the same problem you 50 + have.
And it seems Richard wants a 50+. And we are baby boomers too.
My kids are grown, on there own, and I now have the freedom to travel. Lets call it "The first wives club". The men in there 40's are still working, so they have no time. And they want the 20 year olds. Me personally, I think Richard looks hot.

Friday, June 24, 2005 8:10:22 AM  
patty chavez said...

Dear Richard,
How do you have the patience to read all of this? I'll keep mine short and to the point. I love the idea of advertising myself on the Oprah Show because I am so proud of myself and like who I am. No problem there. However, I noticed that you did not mention my city, Las Vegas, does that mean I have already been eliminated? Patty Chavez

Friday, June 24, 2005 2:13:06 PM  
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Friday, July 01, 2005 11:45:14 AM  
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Friday, July 01, 2005 11:46:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

Thank you Lady Base Camp for all the info on tsunami preventation. They could also have followed the animal leads. They all left and went on higher grounds. We have lost the ability to listen to nature. I know a storm is coming when my dog goes totally nuts. One day he would not go down from my massage table.
MyriaminVA

Saturday, July 02, 2005 3:51:57 PM  
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Wednesday, July 06, 2005 1:06:31 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good evening Ladies,
hey just dropped in to asked a quick question,
is this private?
did you want to be on the 1st blog site or are you aware that Richard has one posted that is dated July 6,2005? I just happened to be cruising back through looking up an old friend, when I noticed that you had posted today. This site was actually dated June 22,2005, and hardly nobody looks at it anymore.. PLEASE join us on the new posting.

have a great night,
Wanda

Wednesday, July 06, 2005 4:22:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard: I have a few questions for you. You are asking for someone who is fit. Does this mean if someone has some minor health problems she will not be considered? For instance: suppose someone has allergies but has them under control with medication and/or shots? Also what about things like taking medication for blood pressure? Someone could also be diabetic, but have it under control through diet,exercise and medication. I personal know someone who is diabetic and would consider him the healthiest person I know because he's (yes I know he's a man but a woman could also do this) very diligent about watching his diet and getting enough exercise. So my question is this: if a woman needs to take medication for something such as blood pressure, allergies, etc., but is otherwise in very good heath, would she be eliminated because of her minor health problem? As one approaches his/her sixties it is getting more and more difficult to find someone who does not take medication for something or other. This does not mean he/she is not healthy but is a responsible person doing the best he/she can to handle the medical problems life hands him/her.

I'm delighted to find that you are also a vegetarian. I too am a vegetarian, mostly. If I'm invited for dinner at a friends house (most of my friends are meat eaters) I will eat whatever is cooked. I think it much more important to enjoy one another's company than to make a fuss about being vegetarian. If someone goes to the trouble to cook meat for me I eat it and thank them kindly for going to all the trouble to do so. I also happen to love fish which I eat occasionally. I sometimes even cook it for myself. Ninety-five percent of the time it's vegetarian for me, however. My personal preference is Indian food. I cook and eat it most of the time. What a great way to get plenty of vegetable and fiber in one's diet.

I've submitted my video, biography, picture already. I have to admit the video was the hardest thing for me to do. I have a friend who is totally against drinking and when she saw the video she actually told me she has never seen me nervous until the video. "Maybe you need a drink" she said, "to calm your nerves." I never thought she'd recommend a drink to anyone. I'm looking forward, hopefully, to meeting you one day. A Happy Idahoan!

Thursday, July 07, 2005 1:05:58 PM  
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Friday, July 08, 2005 2:29:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard: picture of you in your blazer in your recent newsletter looks good... expecially like the pink pants. However, rule #1 of internet dating is you have to use recent pictures. We ALL looked great twenty -thirty years ago. It's how we look now that counts!

Friday, July 08, 2005 7:29:10 AM  
Anonymous said...

hi

Friday, July 08, 2005 7:35:00 AM  
Susan@JerseyShore said...

Hello Richard,
Finally caught up with the "blogger" world.
I have a suggestion. Since writing is not ever as effective as the actual voice, I suggest you use the phone EVENTUALLY to help you make some selections. I know I can certainly get a better idea of who the person is when we speak on the phone. If it were me I could probably eliminate some people with a few minutes on the phone. Just a thought.

Susan

Friday, July 08, 2005 9:58:58 AM  
Anonymous said...

hi,seeing if this goes through

Friday, July 08, 2005 4:00:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

hi

Friday, July 08, 2005 9:16:05 PM  
Anonymous said...

Goodmorning Richard. This is hawaiiantraveler. I am having to send my blogs by anonymous because for some crazy reason I can not get my pssword to work. I've spent now two very frustrating days trying everything, even tec support could do nothing. The crazy thing is, the very first blog I sent went right through, and I'm doing nothing different. So it was suggested that I try anonymous, so I hope this is working. Whata ya do when your not computer savy...ya keep on goin till somethin works,... and hope your not dead by then. So Richard, the senses by several of the gals seems to be that you should meet with the women on their turf to get to know them better. I must say, the more I think about everyone meeting at Greenbrier{which is a wonderful place} the more I'm beginning to wonder how good that is. But it's your ballgame, so I'm sure we all will get through it. There have been so many questions ask that the gals want answers to, I sure your making notes. But I'm sure they all will come out in the wash...the wash is getting cleaned right? I'm also wondering about the cities your going to visit etc. Well I have patience, so I'll just wait around until we hear your final plan. At this point I'm wondering what you really do look like. You look different in just about every picture that I've seen of you. Haven't seen "Pop and Me"" yet. Had to order it from Blockbusters. This whole getting to know someone over the net is quite an experience for me. I have never done anything like this before, but it's quite fun. I love reading the gals comments. Some of them are so funny. Gals if nothing else comes of this time with Richard, what a great way for us to get to know each other. I can see some of us togather on a wonderful little vacation and having a ball. But I must add, you all may have to go without me, because Richard and I will be in Africa, or on some secluded beach enjoying the sun, and smelling the wonderful flowers of the Island. But we'll send you an e-mail so you won't feel left out.. ha ha...just had to add that little tid bit. Keep up the good work gals. Some of the things you talk about are so fasinating. All of the comments some of you have made about life,what it means to be an older mature woman, and love. You all are so right on. Anything I wold add at this point would just be a repeat. One thing that does stick out to me though is this.. In God's word He say's "As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love" That's what I see in some of your comments. You are helping the rest of the body to grow by the many tings that you say. Now it doesn't get much better than that. Keep it up gals. I can tell that so many of you are well rounded women. That comes from life, and all the ups and downs we go throgh in this life called living. Ok everyone it's 2 in the morning, you'd think I didnt have a life. See ya..Shron

Friday, July 08, 2005 11:05:45 PM  
Anonymous said...

oops- spelled my name wrong it's late. Goodnight..Sharon

Friday, July 08, 2005 11:07:45 PM  
Anonymous said...

it's me again ,hawaiiantraveler.... boy it is late..please excuse the misspelled words above. I really do know how to spell. I do...really! Now this really is goodnight.

Friday, July 08, 2005 11:19:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard. This is hawaiiantraveler. It's now Sat. afternoon. You will for the most part hear from me on the week-ends when I'm home. No lap top,and some hotels do not have internet. So I have to do all my catching up on the week-ends. You did some name dropping so I'll do a little. Now it's not as emphasis as yours,but who's counting right!I met Tab Hunter when I was a teenager. I have a personal letter from President Reagan which I love. He was a great man.I wish I could have known him on a persoal level. He trully was a man to be admired.He and Nancy had the most wonderful relationship. What they had togather is what everyone wants in a marriage. I truly admired their commitment and love they had for one another. My grandmother,{which was a full blooded Hawaiian}and only left the Island one time in her life was very strick in her ways. When I was sixteen I lived with her for awhile, and she would not let me date. She was so well known on the Islands {because she danced everywhere all her life} that when she passed away the governor of the state of Hawaii went to her funeral.I have met several top christain music artists you may or may not know. One group,{Phillips-Craig,and Dean} Dan Dean is a very good and dear friend of mine. Years ago befoe he became famous, he was our assistant pastor and chior director here in little old Lancaster Ohio. We had alot of fun with Dan back in those days. I try to get to every concert when they are in this area. It's fun to catch up on his and Beckys lives and how all of our lives have changed down through the years. I've met the Gathers and go to their Christmas concert every year when they come to Columbus. Most of the famous people I know are in the christian world.Foods: for the most part I am not much of a meat eater. My whole body feels much better when I stay off meat. I also stay away from bread, anything with flour, and not much sugar. My downfall though is chocolate. I LOVE good homemade choc.chip cookies dipped in milk also oreo's the same way. One of my most favorite foods is LOBSTER. It always amazes me how they can look so ugly and taste soooo good. I've said, if I were stranded on a desert Island, just leave me a net and the know how to make a fire so I can catch all the fish and lobsters and I'm a happy camper. I love strolling the beach. That's my most favorite place in the world. I'm not crazy about swimming in the ocean, I have alot of respect for all the little creatures that live there. But I love the smell and hearing the roar, and watching the waves coming in. To me thats heaven here on earth. The latest book, that I am now reading for the third time is{The Purpose Driven Life} by Rick Warren. It really helps you figure out why your here and what your life is all about, and what you should be doing with it. I wish opra would have him on her show. I am a very neat person. I believe everything needs to be in it's place. Before my husband passed away, we both had very large colssets. I had all of our clothes color cordinated. My closset is MUCH smaller now, but all of my clothes are still color cordinated. To me by doing this, I'm not always looking for that pink or yellow top to wear and cant find it. This way everything is where I can find it quickly. I also like to have the kitchen clened up before I go to bed. There's something about getting up in the morning and everything is ready to go. Speaking of kitchens...one of my biggest complaints in this life is cooking. Don't get crazy on me now. I am {so everyone says} a great cook, but I put cooking very low on my priority list. I guess it's a thing of being cooped up in the kitchen. I'd rather be outside working in the yard. I love working in the yard. But then on holidays I truly love cooking for family and friends that are coming, and geting out the gold silerware, and decorating the table to die for. But everyday cooking, I'd rather be doing something else. I have often said that if I were rich and could have one thing to make my life better it would be a cook,except for holidays when I do it all. I think I'm a very easy person. I hate conflicks.....hate them!! I try to avoid them at all cost. The only time I can really let go is when someone hurts the one I love, weither it is children or mate,I then become the mother bear protecting her cub. Well I guess I've written enough for this session. Have a great day Richard.Aloha...Sharon

Saturday, July 09, 2005 1:31:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, it's me again, your little Hawaiian gal stuck in Ohio... Another tid bit....I started writting a book awhile back. The title is: {Though The Rain May Fall.} It's about my life since childhood, and the many things that have happened to me down through the years that should never have happened. How God brought me through some very tough times to where I am today. I have a very dear friend that just got her book published. It's about her life being a nurse in the ER room. Also I love movies,either going to them or staying home. I love funny movies{when you can find one that's not only funny, but clean.} I also love a good thriller,when your trying to figure out who did it.And of course a good love story that you can cry with is always on the list. When it comes to tv, I like watching the commontaries like Prime Time etc. The one show I have come to love is: Extream Home Makeovers. Ty is a great guy, and what they do for the people they help sometimes blows me away. I guess I just believe that whenever I see someone helping others that really does need it, that person is top on my list. One thing that I want to do is take some trips in the mission field. Another thing I would love {if I could do it} is take a year in a moter home and travel the United States getting to know all the different people, and their lives. Being care free and just being with the people. One of my best things to do is just being at home with the one I love. We don't have to be doing anything but just being togather.It NEVER gets any beter than that.See Ya!!Sharon

Saturday, July 09, 2005 4:55:11 PM  

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