Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Blog Police

I have been pleased with 99.9% of the wonderful ladies (and maybe men) who have used the blog. There has only been one person who has consistently been negative and virtually always wrong. She (or he) will probably get a thrill knowing I am responding to him/her-and so this will be the ONLY time I will do so. Completely inaccurate statements will be eliminated from the blog, from anybody. I'll say this once, and one time only. As of today, July 26, 2005, I have not had ONE conversation with anybody about a reality show. Nor a book. Again, I will not answer this question again. If there was ever a change, believe me, you would all know about it. It gives me great pleasure to delete the negativity and I will continue to do so without any further explanations to anybody. "You" were right on one thing though, I have way better things to do then check for the negative comments, so a good friend does check every hour so he can delete the inevitable negative and/or inaccurate comments that you will continue to send in. (Hey, get a life, or better yet, a man or a woman!!!!!!!) To everybody else, blog away and have fun!!! Richard Roe


Anonymous said...

Ha ha. I am a friend of Richard Roe's and his response to her (or whomever) was pure Richard. He has a saying he lives by. "Don't take s--t from anybody, anytime." The only thing I'm surprised about was he let the very wrong comments stay on the blog for a few days. No, I am not the "blog policeman" Richard referred to, but a good friend.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:47:06 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour Richard,
With you 100%.......tragic to have "someone" so negative about any and everything! Quite tiresome! However it is their loss.
As I have said earlier ANGER is one letter away for DANGER!
Plus to top it off how dare ANYONE attempt to tell me or anyone else NOT to "dare to dream"!! It took a lifetime to get here and it will take way more than one finite moment from ANY one person to take the freedom to dream away from me!! I am sure I speak for many fellow Bloggettes as well!
and GOOD ON YOU!!!( as we Canajuns say!)!!
YOU GO!!! There are way more of us supporting you and who beleive in your quest...than not! I am also sure the "negative garbage" stayed as long as it did because not only is it tiresome to read it is high maintenence to keep watch over and more importantly......WHO CARES!!
A la procahain et bon chance!!
La Belle form La Belle Province xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:51:31 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, I'm so glad you laid it on the line. I couldn't be bothered contributing here for the past day or so because everything's been either negative or boring. Plus I also have better things to do. I think your idea for this adventure is fantastic and I truly hope you find your "dream girl" and at the very least, some of us have made contact and become blog friends with plans to actually meet some day. Never mind the negativity of some. Just continue on your own path and remember if one doors closes, another one opens.

I must get back to my studying and research for the course I'm taking mid-August. Whoever said teachers get all summer off???

Leslie in VanCan

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:10:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

I am from the land of OZ, and in our country we would say that that was one lonely, sad, woman who probably has been burned in relationships. Is that a surprise???? As we say here Richard "Good on you mate!!!" Miss Ozzie

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:10:42 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Y'all......
I don't mean to hog the blog but........
I am a huge proponent of the "power of positive thinking" so a gift for each and everyone, and...yes including: AA (Angry Anonymous!)!! This was given to me by my precious daughters, and beleive me when I say we have been to hell and back together, but we survived! We so appreciate the gift of each day!! This poem has a safe place in my heart and on my fridge where I start each and every day by reading it and appreciating ALL that we have... NOT what we don't!

"This is the beginning of a new day.
You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good.
What you do today is important because you are
Exchanging a day of your life for it.
When tomorrow comes,
This day will be gone forever;
In it's place is something that you have left behind.....
Let it be something good"

So...onwards and upwards...
Lets suck it up (an Aussie expression!!) and get this show on the road!!
Je t'adore...chacque une!!
La Belle from La Belle Province xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:19:21 PM  
sharingthenight said...

I love it~ Way to go Richard!!!!! Now that is the way to say it...
get a man/woman...
yep, ya hoooo lol
I know you are busy..
and like I said before with so many women to look at you must dream about them..

soooo take a nap... dream away..

then get busy again.. you know what???? I might even get crazy enough to send in my stuff....

you just never know----


maybe today.. maybe tomorrow.. maybe when you get my tape????
never know...

Have a Wonderful day---Dream a dream----

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:37:45 PM  
happy said...

to Richard

Whew!! Thank Goodness!! A voice of sense and sensibility.

And now - my take on FUN:

'Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth!' You can have all the fun you want as long as your are happy. And I'm still - HAPPY :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:41:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, coeur de Lion! (I could not resist, eh!eh!) Ladies,

Good for you, RR.

I like this quote:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

VJ?? Reading "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot would help understanding "what the Bleep do we know". Native Indian had a saying "We are all related" This movie is about quantum physics, quantum healing. The method I do is based on quantum healing. What it means is that whatever we do, say,think, affect each other therefore the entire universe. So lets stay positive and have fun in a good way!

What we are doing here is wonderful. We are opening a door to a new consciousness. Some of you have my -email and we can continue this off the blog.

Hey La Belle: do you remember the song: Cheri(e), je t'aime, cheri(e), je t'adore!
What is "chacque une??"

You all have a great evening and if you feel like it lets connect to each other by looking at Mars.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:53:10 PM  
RADIO CITY "ella" said...

For All Good People...
(Sending “good” thoughts & small reminders :)

"People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you've got anyway."

---The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith ---

GO, “RR” (& Ladies), GO!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:00:47 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

HI MyriaminVA!!
"Je t'adore....Chacque une."
"I adore each and every one of you!"

At times context gets "lost in translation" as the French language has some wonderful "romantic" expressions that the direct English translation just does "fit" within the same context!
ie: in French one would casually say "Je t'adore" to a casual aquaintance/friend and it is more than acceptable!
If one were to say "I adore you" in English to a casual aquaintance/friend more than likely they:
1)would get their face slapped...
2)perhaps they might get lucky!!! (as it were!)

Interesting n'est pas???
La Belle xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:20:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

Yeahhhh for you Richard!!!

I think the quote about the "ultimate measure of a man..." from MyriaminVA hits the nail on the head! That is the kind of man who is attractive to a woman, not one who just says what he thinks you may want to hear, but the truth straight up. Unfortunately I think we have all fallen for the smooth talking guy, who winds up being not sincere or truthful.

I share your passion and ability to dream and dream big.

Bravo to you Richard!


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:35:45 PM  
Anonymous said...

HI Canadian blogette,
Yes we use: I adore you more loosely that here, what I was curious to know is if "chacque une" is the canadian equivalent for "chacune" in French? meaning each. I visited Montreal briefly and will love to go there again.

A demain,

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:49:15 PM  
BlogSmog said...

Well done. Thank you Richard.

Aside: Maybe a "blogbusters" tank top (no pun intended, ha, ha) for the store would be appropriate. Yes?

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:00:16 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

I like your style! Let's have fun and learn something from all the work Richard has been putting forth on his adventure. It makes me happy to see a man going to the extreme to find his love.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:16:28 PM  
happy said...

to blogsmog and RR

Maybe the shirt could be labelled BOOTERS. :) Pun positively intended!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 4:28:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

IMHO--The proceeds from the shop should go to a charity in each country we travel to----

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 5:14:42 PM  
sharingthenight said...

ha haha ha this is great..
i have had so much fun the las couple of days...
thank you all..
my tummy hurts.. my cheeks are stuck, oh come on the cheeks on my face ... ha ha ha .. what were you thinking..

it is the moon and mars.. i know it is ... i have not been drinking.. i haven't.. honest...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 5:22:31 PM  
Belizegial said...

Ladies of the blog and Richard, inestimable gent.

I thought the "e-mails from southeast asia" in today's SB newsletter extremely funny.

Also, special mention for Canadian Blogette's "flying wimp" memoirs which she shared in an earlier blog.

You all are the best story tellers ever...da fi true!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 5:37:36 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hello Richard, I'm a medical missionary. The traveling and learning about other people's life styles is a familier adventure for me. However, I have found that being away from the U.S. at Christmas time can be a very isolating experience. You mentioned in your newsletter that you believe in reaching out and tauching other people on a daily basis. That made me feel more secure about being a part of this adventure because that came very close to the core of who I am.
By the way your jokes are like desert for me. I'm one of those
people who eats her desert first.
M.M. Corbett

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:04:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

I just received the latest newsletter and checked out
the Senior Bachelor shop, but couldn't find the
statement that the proceeds or profits would be
donated to charitable cause.
Guess my mind made the leap when seeing the photo of the adorable Vietnamese children

Wouldn't that be a great idea as an adjunct to this
whole love search, to help some third world children
or health org.!!!
I'd probably buy something if that were the case!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:17:26 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Belizegial,
Thank you so for the "mention" please allow me to return the "mention to you.......I just read your prayer "Friends that pray together, stay together" I must admit I am not at all reigious, but spirtual, and I commend you for such a beautiful prayer!!!
take care of you and yours
a la prochain
La Belle aka "Flying Wimp" !!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:19:39 PM  
sunni said...

Is it possible to donate the proceeds of your store
sales to some charitable cause benefitting children
or world health problems?

I'd be tempted to buy something if that were the case!!
Those adorable Vietnamese children in the photo in your newsletter gave me the idea. Imagine the possibilities when your love search is tied to something
other than your own longing!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:36:15 PM  
Lily said...

There once was a sour woman who logged,
Negative comments...her truth was so fogged,
So Officer Richard stepped in and said with a grin,
"No more sh-- from you, you've been outblogged!"

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:52:04 PM  
bdnc said...

To Richard
Good for you . That's the way aha aha i like it.... :-)
I'm just glad i am not him/her and thanks to people like them, without them we can't see the difference between positive and negative. That's the way i look at it.

To Happy and Ella
You make me so 'appy.:-) love positive happy people like you.
Thank you so much for great "quotes" and inspirations. I will try to stay awake for Mars tonight, i don't care if it's cloudy or bright cause i only have eyes for you....la la la... a song....it soothes your soul...

To Suzanne Mesa Arizona
Just in case you missed my response re: Link (love to help in any way i can)
Hyperlink (link) is a just a way that takes you to another document or another part of the same document...ie. when you click on this
Senior Bachelor , it takes you to where it's link to.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:13:40 PM  
nanadeb said...

Bachelor/ette Shop
This is my first blog. Hope it goes through.
I went to the shop expecting to find a statement about 'proceeds from the sale of this merchandise is donated to...'. I have to say I was dissapointed not to see it.

Now I don't want to be negative first time out, so I'll close by saying that I am inspired by this whole adventure. Nothing beats a failure but a try!
All the best,

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:22:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

"We" are 3 little old ladies from England. About 6 weeks ago, Mr. Richard Roe appeared on GMTV, our biggest morning tellie show reaching some 6 million viewers in the UK. We have been laughing at that negative "anonymous" knowing that this is one frustrated woman (we assume it's a woman). In our country we would call her the word for a female dog, and in case it was a man we would call him a "poof." We have now self-appointed ourselves as part of the "Blog Police" and when little Missie Nasty Negative writes in, we will go right after her. Comments that are argumentative, or have a different take on things I suspect is fine with Mr. Senior Bacehlor, and with us, but the negative, apparent lies, have no place here. We like to have fun here. Go away!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:24:57 PM  
Jenny from AustinTX said...

Well said, Richard. The comments were tiresome and in truth, I hadn't been back in a while because of having to plow through them. Something inside said to click on the blog link today, and I'm glad I did.

Every time I read your writing, I think, "I really like this guy more and more."

Jenny from AustinTX

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:33:53 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Richard - WHOOOWEEE!!!!
I haven't even bothered to read past the first two, to know that we are on the same wavelength. Thank you for making it patently clear. I think some of us might have been concerned with the lack of specificity on what I think we all thought of: our privacy, and the release of personal thoughts in a venue where - Who knows how we might eventually become vulerable?

Your comments tonight, though, Richard, allayed my earlier hesitations. Bravado!! Finally!!

OK, let's get going with the real issues, from those of us who are, in all sincerety, here seriously, for the Journey, not the ride.

Well, I suppose I should read the other comments now. Goes to show how some of us don't necessarily run with the pack. Thank you, my mentors of this Blog, who have supported my same, earlier, feelings and issues. We're on the right track now!!

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:40:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Richard! I giggled when reading about the Karaoke singing 'Lingle Lells' ...LOL too much, what a tonic!!!!! :) Love the Teaching from Maya Angelou, I have the greatest respect for that LADY, she is so WISE and a powerhouse of knowledge, a lot to be learnt from her. Oprah had her on one of her shows talking about a certain cake recipe(which is one of Oprah's favourite recipes) the story was priceless involving a gentleman whom Maya politely managed to obtain the so called 'secret' recipe from! Radio City "ella" thank you once again for contributing towards elevating the consciousness of those of us who Blog here! Positivity creates Productivity...negativity decreases productivity!
My Beloved Mother and Father would always remind me: "Stand Tall While All Those Around You May Fall" Goodness Shall Prevail, no matter what! A fabulous show on Oprah today....LANCE ARMSTRONG and his LadyLove SHERYL CROWE, love the yellow bracelet, gotta get meself one!
Dare To Be A Daniel
Dare To Stand Alone
Dare To Have A Purpose Clear
Dare To Make It Known
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Vj in Toronto Canada

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:48:47 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Just had a BRAINSTORM..actually truth to tell..it was quite painful, I am not used to them anymore!!!
Please take a second and hear me out.....
I stand accountable for planting the seed re: "Senior Bachelorette Altruistic Shop" idea and do I assume full responsiblity......soooooo how do you feel about launching or supporting an initiative re: Aids Prevention, Education, Awareness Program in Africa or India or China or Asia or Russia etc or all of the above etc etc. I am sure I don't have to tell you it is so very close to becoming a pandemic crisis!
When I attended International Palliative Care Conferences over the past several years there was serious "begging" from the "powers that be" for Doctors to donate 3 months of their time to help in the fight against Aids in Africa!!!!
If you put ALL the Senior (and not so Senior) Bloggers, Bloggettes together UNIVERSALLY and COLLABORATIVELY "we" could have a serious impact on an Aids Initiative PLUS!!!!!, these would all be countires that you HAVE
you could initiate/ launch a tremendously important Altruistic Campaign PLUS Travel to these countries as ombudsman/ambassador with your ombudswoman/ambassadorette (of course!!!), monitoring and assuring the monies are being dispersed to the proper centers and programs!!! HUGE!!!!!
So.......business plan:
You could allocate plus advertise/market etc: "Senior Bachelor And Bachelorrette Shop" (SBABS???...perhaps have Bloggers suggest appropriate catchy name!!!)
A certain percentage (your choice) of all "shop" sales go to "Aids Awareness & Prevention"??? again your choice?? and perhaps ALL 100% of proceeds (your choice??) from "the Senior Bachelor/Bachelorette PURPLE Bracelet go to the same initiative. I watched Oprah today, Lance Armstrong was talking about his "Live Strong" initiative for Cancer Research...with the sales of his bracelet alone("the bracelet" I mentioned in earlier blog...so serendipidous that he was on Oprah today...I rarely
have time to watch TV in the day!!))
at $1 a pop he has generated 3.5 MILLION $$ for Cancer Research........so just close you eyes and IMAGINE what we could do......together globally!!! There are a s'load of socially conscious SINGLE SENIOR BOOMERS/BOOMERETTES out there with at least $1 or $2 or $3 .... hell at least 5 bucks in their pockets to spare for such an IMPORTANT AND RELAVENT initiative........
and....OPRAH would LOVE IT AND Perhaps if we are REALLY GOOD!!! EVEN ENDORSE IT....OF THAT I AM SURE!!!!....
I do appreciate and understand that you probably are so insanely busy that you don't know what day of the week it is.....but just close your eyes for a moment and just DREAM...IMAGINE!!!
PLUS have a positive impact!........
and... there would be NO such thing as a "LOSER" in your quest
it would be a "Win/Win" scenario, we would all be winnners, (not that we aren't aready!! yah!!) for absolutely ALL concerned and for all the right reasons!!!!!!!!
Sooooo?? Whadya think??? EH???
I am now pooped...need beauty sleep desperately, almost 11pm here in the "Great White North"
La Belle Province!!! Bet y'all wish I had NEVER learned to do the BOLD thang!!
Y'all have clearly created a NIGHTMARE!!!!
Bon nuit a tous!!! et a la prochain!!
La Belle xox

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:51:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, as you have said and know,one cannot dwell on negativity, negative people just bring you down. Everyone has heartaches and troubles in their lives, how would we know and be able to enjoy the wonderful times if we didn't. I've always said our lives revolve around hills and valleys, it's how we deal with the valleys that really counts. Life is sooooo exciting and we CAN have fun, and keep our sense of humor no matter what. Being able to travel with someone who appreciates new countries, new people and cultures and yes, sitting somewhere watching the sunset over water (preferably with arms around each other)is the best! I for one am looking forward to that.
mms, chicago area

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:51:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

This is my first time blogging and I do not know if this has been discussed before but..........I think Richard should set up a website for all of the men out there that would like to step out and take a chance but do not have the courage, expertise or whatever. There are alot of us women who would love to have a man who is full of life, adventurous, intelligent, interesting etc. to spend time with. We need more "Richards" in this world! Think about it!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:57:51 PM  
sharingthenight said...


1st~ I need to correct a couple of things... mars will be seen on the 27th of August... Sorry I got you all excited.. my daughter says it is my harmones.. I am just in NEED..lol..
and 2nd~ Richard, Did you happen to check the cab seat for hickies??? lol .. yes it is too possible.. lol .. I loved your story.. Please tell us another..

Have a great night,

I think I am going to bed early..

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:02:08 PM  
KLew said...

Hello Everyone:

I too have remained off the blog because of the negative comments so BRAVO ZULU to Richard. Actually it was becoming tiresome and no fun. Hey I am about getting out there and being an influence of good for today--that is all I have is today and if I touch someone for the better I can rest easy at night. Some days are better than others. I do have the gift of tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:24:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi R
Glad to hear the negative remarks are going to be deleted....takes the fun out of reading about your search. My children and grandchildren would say "that Vietnamese cab driver drives just like you gramma"...unfortunately I must agree!!! HA! I love reading about your adventurous travels and sure am looking forward to being part of it!!!
Ciao, KJS

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:25:02 PM  
happy said...

to RR

Rainy Day = READ! and be thankful for the ambiance! :)

Lost Luggage = I have a spare set in the carry on, plus it's a great excuse to buy new! :)

Tangled Christmas Lights = Patience is one of my strengths. I relish the busy work while listening to Christmas music. No prob. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:42:37 PM  
Celia said...

Hi Richard, thanks for clearly stating your position regarding "Ms. Negativity's" remarks. You are what I call a "straight shooter"...I am one as well...we both believe in being honest. I love your humor...but I think this gal needs more than a man or woman...maybe a spoonful of sugar? Cheers!


Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:06:52 PM  
zoe said...

Count me in with the others - glad the negative comments are a thing of the past. I also didn't have time to read all that (rather glad I didn't!), much less contribute. Everyone else has commented superbly so I'm done!

Love the travelling stories in the newsletters. I had to laugh over the taxi story - don't you just love se asia? The hand flicked out the window can mean anything from 'I'm cutting in front of you - now!' to 'I'm turning right (or left)' to 'Just flicking the ash off my cigarette!'

Drivers in Crete are the same, 2 lane highway, 3 cars going the same direction with 2 trying to pass the slower vehicles (me being the slowest) while going up a hill - with an oncoming car to boot! Thankfully, no rickshaw!! After a few days, you throw caution to the wind and drive like a local... especially when trying to make an 8 am ferry and you have a good hour drive. (Just blending in!) You know, when in Rome...

Always love travelling stories - keep them coming!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:16:42 PM  
JoanInMd said...

Perhaps you'd like to correct the spelling of the word conversation. . . or your friend can do that. (-:

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:17:14 PM  
JoanInMd said...

Good Morning, Richard. . .

Have you heard of iGive.com?
For those who wish their purchase proceeds to be given to a charitable cause, this would be an ideal way to do just that.

You, the "store" sign up with iGive. Then the "customer" goes through the iGive website to make their purchase and the purchaser's charity of their choice can receive proceeds from every purchase made through iGive.com.

This would end the "war" about who would get the money.

Now, having said that, you asked for advice about the store. Are these the clothes you'd like to see the lady of your dreams wearing? Personally, I'd prefer some CoolMax clothing or some which would have evaporative capability or be quick drying rather than cotton. If you're traveling for a while, it would be nice to be able to rinse in the sink and drip dry overnight.

Happy viewing. Hope to talk with you again soon. . . on here, of course.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:27:14 PM  
quadripples said...

Take charge Richard, I love it!!!
Being negative will get nowhere with me either. You have given us reasons to dream, and to share our dreams. One of the greatest things I love about growing older is the wisdom we (can) gain with each passing day, and the way we can put wisdom to use, in our actions and our speech. Of course, this can be done at any age, but somehow it just becomes the natural thing to do as we continue to mature. Richard, this is your BLOG, and it should be respected. What you are doing is soooooo remarkable, and is lots of fun tooooo. Yes, this Blog is for the ones who still can continue to dream, and for the ones who will continue to live out their dreams.
I didn't get to post anything about Moon stories, so allow me to now. Today as it was in the high 90's here in the northeast, as I was sitting at my desk looking out at the blazing sun shinning so brightly in through the many, many windows, I though of how beautiful the moonlight is as it shines on the crusted snow on a cold winter night. Everyone, I love hearing your comments and stories, but now I must close and say goodnight.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:35:33 PM  
droma said...

Thank you, Richard,
For your openness in the Newsletters and Blogs.
Maya Angelou's words are truly
Every time I read through the Blogs, there are words of wisdom to be found. The Bloggers
are amazing in their relating
and sharing.... true Beauty!!

There is a book that has been
an "eye opener" for me:
Psychiatrist M. Scott Peck.
First sentence:
"Live is difficult. ...
Once we truly know that life
is difficult-once we truly
understand and accept it-
than life is no longer difficult."

Close to 1 AM,
I'll try to find a space in
bed between my 4 & 7 year old
granddaughters. Was able to
cajole a half asleep 2 year old
grandson into his parents' bed.
The joys of being an Oma.

Guten Abend,gute Nacht, mit Rosen

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:52:23 PM  
ceesoo said...

Richard--I would love more information about what you project will happen after Sept. 16. How will "semi-finalists" be notified? Will there be opportunities for semifinalists to spend some quality one-on-one time with you to more adequately determine if this is indeed a 2-way match. When/how/where will the panel be taking their look?

These things, I assume, will happen AFTER Sept.16 AND if you are considering getting aquainted with SIX women in SIX weeks AND be ready to travel in November....oh my, Richard, if you think you are overwhelmed now....

There needs to be SOMETHING between the video and the plane ticket for us. I bet you have something up your sleeve....any info would be appreciated!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:05:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

In the newsletter Richard said he has only seen 10% pf the videos. That's only 60 0f 600 -- we got a long wait, ladies.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:08:44 PM  
Anonymous said...

To those who didn't find anything about the SHop proceeds going to charities: It is an idea which has been proposed on this blog which hopefully Richard will act upon.

I for one have been proposing a humanitarian aspect to our travels since way back. Shop proceeds would be an excellent way to do that.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:15:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous, look again, Richard has seen
30% of the tapes, not 10%, so that's 180 of 600+...still a lot to go though

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:34:09 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hello Richard,

You do have a lovely way with words. You don't beat around the bush (oopppsss, gross!)

What a job you have picking six from such a large candidate pool. All that I can think is may the best women win, and I want to be one of the best!!!!

Now what about the issue of meeting in person? When and how will this happen? Will you be traveling the country to meet the potential candidates, or will they come to you?

Thank you for any informtion you might share.

Good-night to you and all the reader's. Have a wonderful tomorrow.

Deb Eddy

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:11:00 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Richard Thank you so much for answering each and everyone of my questions in the newsletter. I appreciate so much what you had to say on the blog title as well. Although I must say, I must have missed something somewhere! I never saw very many negative people responding, I am totally clueless about all the hoopla. Oh well, I guess I live somewhere in never - never - land. LOL

Happy You get that video sent in yet?

ClickgirlHow about you gorgeious you send in that video yet?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:45:03 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Ellen aka droma It is all too true that once we accept the challenges, the emotional ups and downs, physical pain, losses, there is no where to go except up and out. Thank you for your blog is was lovely. Oma that's a nice German name for Grandma. My grandchildren call me Grannie. How lucky you are to be sleeping in between those lovelies. :>)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:14:46 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

bdnc I've think I've gone over to your other blog site. Don't want to mention the other name just incase I'm confused again. LOL But yes I saw your message and want to thank you, but no I didn't understand what link meant exactly, but then again I'm very tired tonight. Sorry LOL

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:23:59 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Ella aka radio gal

Loved your input today, WOW, I had to read your message twice and then I printed it. It somethin I want to read every day. Life is too short to not try.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:28:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

Have all you ladies received the newsletter? This is the first week I have not.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:17:50 AM  
BikingNut said...

Thanks RR - it is always sad that someone has to attempt to gain so much attention through negative action. The last comments written in bold were inaccurate from everything I have read about in the either Newsletters or your web site. The comments are unnecessary and from the tone of the bloggers before me unwanted. So police away. Is there any way that the source can be traced? I imagine that police could get involved in tone were personally threatening to you.

PS - Today is my Dragon Boat race - a day on the river in the sun with a group of people that I do not know - always enjoy hearing other peoples stories. There is a guy on our team who lives in Singapore and just happened to be in town visiting his family so he is on the team.
Yesterday a rode my bike 70 miles along the same river on a trail - it was hot but awesome. My butt is just a little sore today. I have found that since I am doing more core exercises I am not as sore - seems that keeping that mid section stronger makes me sit up straighter. Of course I have a really good bike seat and use something called saddle cream as well as have a custom made bike - my gift to myself when I retired.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:07:21 AM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

Good Morning Richard....Ladies,

I know I said that I would not be participating in the blog any more, but some of you certainly keep my peeking.

Happy: I loved your idea, "Booters", not Hooters, ...made me laugh out loud!

To La Belle: omg, you're on to something girl! I would pay $10 for one of those purple bracelets. It's one of my favorite colors, and not to mention the amount of monies generated for the fund! BRAVO La Belle, Richard should run,not walk for this one!

Richard, loved your comments, ataboy, this person is obvioulsy a very miserable individual and you know misery loves..lol

All my best to you Richard,

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:25:13 AM  
Debby Eddy said...


It slipped my mind in my earlier post but I too think most, if not all of the proceeds from the sb shop site should go to helping those in need. Just my HO.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:25:49 AM  
Debby Eddy said...


How about some pretty silver jewelry on the shopping site. A nice bangle, toe ring, necklace w/leather. You could put your sb logo on them. I'd buy.

Of course I'm sort of a jewelry lover. My favorites are D & E's, but I think silver is pretty on tanned skin in the summer. Just a thought.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:34:32 AM  
bdnc said...

It's a Bright Sunny Day.....

To RR and Happy
This is what i'd do on/with:
Rainy Day= cuddle, watch and listen to the raindrops
Lost Luggage= you are right on Happy, always have spare in my carry on
Tangled Christmas= Untangle them ....

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:37:12 AM  
bdnc said...

..should be Tangled Christmas lights...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:38:34 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Yeah Hap......did you send in your video yet? Although IMHO I don't think you have to. I think you are a top contender w/out it!

Actually, I thought it would be tough to do so, but it really wasn't all that bad.

Have a good one, I plan on doing so.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:38:55 AM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Good Morning to you Richard & your friendly monitor! We girls of the blog will certainly keep him busy reading thru the day. Applause, applause for your strong and certainly clear stand. How I love a strong man. Then to make matters much better, your newsletter came along and you continue to amaze me with the way you painted the picture of that Christmas...got a little melanchony myself... then ended it hilariously with the taxi ride...made me think of some of the red necks around here in TN! Everyone, enjoy the day...Brenda

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:45:10 AM  
Openheart said...

I am new and just checking to see if my blooger account is active .. remember the day when the only account we had was a bank account? lol

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 6:52:56 AM  
Suzy said...

Tangled Christmas lights: you untangle them-perhaps with a few breaks.
Rainy day...play Yatzee with the grand kids- or read a book.
Lost luggage- that's normal for me. You carry spare panties and a clean shirt in your carry on baggage, and make due. Two trips ago, my luggage arrived, the day befoe I left to head home. Last trip, my luggage arrived a week after me, just after I got back from a backpacking safari. Now the question is how do I get you to realize that I need to be one of the women on your trip? suzy

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:03:50 AM  
la dolce vida said...

Good Morning Richard,
Thank you for clarifying with miss negativity,I like the way you took the bull by the horns," YOU GO GUY":)I would like to point out, look at all the action you got going with just one little re-action from you (well not so little), point I'm trying to make here is we gals enjoy (and feed off) those little tid-bits you give us , they become insights into you which then based on our responses allows you to get a feel about us, soooo react away, we LOVE IT!!!!

I have something I would like to share with all, it was sent to me by one of my 11 niece's,(I'm Italian remember),I hope it won't be deleted, but I think it could be heplful to all of us who do travel and quite frankly even in our own home town's.
Please by no means take this as any kinda political issue, just SAFETY:

Good idea to follow. Please forward to family and friends!
The London terrorist bombings have promoted concerns and I share with You
what one of my European colleagues just sent. As long as everyone knows what
ICE stands for, it is not a bad idea. A useful thing to add to your mobile
address book!
It was thought up by an ambulance man/paramedic who found that when
> >>they went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones
> >>but they didn't know which numbers to call and he thought that it
> >>would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to
> >>file "next of kin" under.
> >>
> >>Following the disaster in London . . .East Anglian Ambulance Service
> >>have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with
> >>the support of Falklands war hero Simon Weston.
> >>The idea is that you store the word " I C E " in your mobile phone
> >>Address book, and against it enter the number of the person you
> >>want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".
> >>
> >>In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be
> >>able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to
> >>contact them. It's so simple that everyone can do it. Please do.
> >>
> >>Please will you also email this to everybody in your address book,
> >>won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about
> >>this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at
> >>rest.
> >>
> >>For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.>>

OK onto something else; now ladies I can tell we all have "A BOOK WITHIN US ALL"and keeping true to this blog sight where are all the travel stories from the rest of you?????????????????????
Canadian Bloggette and myself have shared soooo, WE SHOWED YOU OURS NOW YOU SHOW US YOUR'S,:):):):)LOL,remember that one?
Well off to the salt mines, talk on ya all later, and remember"MAKE IT A BLESSED DAY"
By the way Iwas once asked what well known person would you like to spend a day with,it could be anyone,political, celebrity,whatever, andmy all time favorite was the ine and only MAYA ANGELOU, she is the"BOMB"
Luv ya all,

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:10:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

To: canadian bloggette
It's been a while, I'm reading your comments as I'm French Canadian born in La Belle Province and I thought it would help you and the other readers to know how to write "à la prochain" etc.
I'm aware of the "Réforme du Français" in the province of Québec but I doubt that your spelling is the right one. I mean no hurt or harm but to help you.
What I've learned in school is "à la prochaine et bonne chance", as this is feminine.
Regards to all and specially to you Mr. Roe.
Where I live, it' now 10:12 AM

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:13:08 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Dear Richard,
Could you resend the last Newsletter? I, too, didn't get mine, and maybe by resending to all (sorry gals, but you can delete these repeats), or if not, can someone forward one to me? My email is: suzancausey@hotmail.com

Also, here's something I just got at work which, if you haven't heard before, I think it a good idea to pass on to friends and family, as I do to you:

Cellphone Emergency Contacts - ICE:

Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone no. of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of your time to do.

Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately. ICE your cell phone NOW!

Please pass this one along!

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:20:23 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Brilliant!!! I'm thinking the bracelets are the best place to start and raise funds.

Also, I had this idea when I was skimming your post that there are retired MD's and various professionals who might want to get involved.

Concentrating on Single individuals would carry on the theme of connecting some of us socially. Lots of us are either retired or about to retire.

With funding we could send retired individuals with wonderful skills on a project like this, combining travel and humanitaian effort.

I am a Dietitian and have always desired to contribute in a third world country on this level, we haven't heard about everyone's background,( we know we have nurses) but this we know, that there are intelligent, sensitive, mature people blogging here and I know we have wanted to not let our connection be lost.

the barrier to this will be someone to help take a lead,
Richard has obviously, created enough for himself for the moment, and a wonderful idea like this might not take off for lack of time at the present.

Richard IF our world travels could actually benefit a cause like this, (in the future), and at the same time connect individuals our age...
Wouldn't that be a "Wildest Dream Come True"?

Love to all and a special Hi the self-appointed Blog Police from England.
How charming!!!!

P.S. I Still cannot make my name show up in blue, Oh wow is Me Would someone on Clickgirl's site help me. I will check there for technical stuff, since this site is so congested

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:39:06 AM  
eileen said...

I'm happy to read about your adventures. I'm not an on-line shopper yet, but it is a cute idea.
Have you made a decision as to going to be in Chicago for sure? Where would we go to meet you? Are you just letting certain ladies meet with you?
Since I still work for a living I would need a little heads up. As I would really like to meet you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:46:47 AM  
bdnc said...

To have your name in blue, register at the blogger.com
And sign in. If you post comments as other, it will just come up in black.......

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:46:50 AM  
Openheart said...

I guess my post went through ... altough I have much to do today I have been captured by the posts on this blog .... such wonderful people ... I too have not sent in my video ... but am contemplating it ... I have gone on some dates through on line dating services that seemed like I was away in a foreign country for a month and could not get home ... so I am wondering how well Richard is going to know his candidates before he sets off with them ... at one time I think I read he was going to head out around the country meetin candidates ... sorry if this was a negative thought ... just curious ... d

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:47:15 AM  
Anonymous said...

*LOL* ,,,,,,,,, ain't the world wide web fast .... scroll back Suzan .....

On a serious note I wonder will it become a worldwide recognised thing. It's a great idea IMO.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:49:39 AM  

FORESTHILLS...........I'm confused, did you miss my blog or just repeating what I had just posted, anyway glad to see it's being taken as a good idea,

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:08:43 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Sometimes, for unknown reasons, people who have signed up for the Newsletters do not receive them. You can always go to the Newsletter Page at www.seniorbachelor.com and read ALL of the Newsletters there. The most recent one takes about 2 days to get posted on this page. I try to send out one Newsletter a week, usually on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. So if you miss one, check out that page. There may be times when there will be more than one Newsletter a week. I hope to send back lots of Newsletters once the Journey is underway. I love to write about the sights, noises, food, people, etc. In fact that's the kind of writing I like to do. Ciao for now. Richard Roe

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:10:03 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Glory Be!!!!!
I was registerd, only I always used the "other" category rather than Blogger!!!!

Thank you!!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:11:47 AM  
bdnc said...


You are so very welcome! *giggles*

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:16:16 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I appreciate the feedback on the Shop. Unless it is a highly unusual circumstance, I have no intention, nor desire, to write anything about religion, politics, or my personal finances. While I respect the people who have written in and mentioned that I should donate any proceeds of the Shop to charity, I will make this statement one time, and one time only. I donate a percentage of my income to charity. For privacy reasons, there is no need to disclose which charities. Again, thank you for your recommendations, but going forward, let's leave the three aforementioned subjects out of this particular blog. Thank you. Richard Roe

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:18:13 AM  
bdnc said...

Fair enough :-)
I will still continue to help and to be your forever blogger....*lol*

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:28:31 AM  
droma said...

Try a gel seat. Only time it did
not help was on 2 hours on
cobblestone--one of my brothers and I were biking from Frankfurt
to the Baltic through an old area
around Solingen were only the Autobahn was asphalted.
Happy Riding!
Great blogs this time!!!
Oma Ellen

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:59:53 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Hey CHI-TOWN, and all the others!
Egg on my face! I'm at work, and every once in a while I sneak a peek to Richard's Blog. But when I wrote my message a little while ago, I HADN'T had the time to read yours! I received it from our institution's world-wide network (and we at UBS do also have offices, subsidiaries in London, hence the high-priority notification.)

I do feel a bit foolish now, but sometimes things are worth repeating and emphasizing, n'est ce pas?

Suzan, avec scrambled eggs on face, from Forest Hills!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:00:52 AM  
happy said...

to Richard

re: topics :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:11:08 AM  
Anonymous said...


Why couldn't some of us meet you in Chicago???, when you go there. And we are saying that we would come there on our own Financially)

We could have a informal lunch, we'll wear our name tags and just give you and us some exposure to each other.

Or you could conduct some interviews there and save yourself running all over the country.

Promise, we don't want to go on Oprah, unless you want to just get us in the audience to show what a great response you are having.

We just love this adventure and want to help you get to know some of us, or all of us and it looks like some of these ladies are ready, NOW .

We are so afraid that you will run out of time and energy to meet any of us.

You know we already have the dates and we could act like a bunch of "groupies" and just show up in our Limo outside Oprah's Studio to wave at you, but that wouldn't accomplish anything other than some of us getting to know each other.

Do you remember asking for some suggestions???? don't forget these are "take charge women" you are dealing with.

As a Blogger pointed out this morning, you are going to have a heck of a time doing all the interviews after Sept. 16.

Don't worry about your panel of experts, you can tell who you like. I am afraid that you are not going to have the luxury of being as methodical about this selection as you had planned.

Think about it!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:20:59 AM  
Openheart said...

It sounds like some great friendships or netships have developed on this blog ... that is great ... I think there are times people are negative because they are jealous ... all of us here are living life to the fullest and want all God has for us ... people who wont do what it takes to live like that do not want others to have it ... goes all the way back to cain and able ... not a new story ... d

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:24:18 AM  
LISA said...

Good morning Richard, and all bachelorettes. First I like to time out my busy day to let Richard know how I feel about what I know for sure, and what I know for sure at this very moment is that Richard you are absolutely AWSOME, AWSOME, AWSOME what a wonderful person you are. I totally enjoyed reading about your travel to SouthEast Asia thanks for sharing. Richard what I know for sure is that I am so in LOVE with the possibilities of LOVE, ROMANCE, and ADVENTURE, and loads of FUN traveling the world seeing all of it splendor with you I am excited. Well gotta go I’m still DREAMING, DREAMING, DREAMING, DREAMING, AWAY!!!!!


P.S. Richard, M./I./H./T./D./O./A./L./T./W./Y.?????????????????:)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:50:57 AM  
UptownGrrl said...

Hi Richard & Ladies—

Glad the negative person has been 'arrested'—how boring & repetitive she has been!!! Now, perhaps, your blog can get back to its original purpose—the search for love & romance ;] I've loved reading all the posts & will be sure to keep following as I'm really curious about who will be the chosen few!

But I have to back out of this venture & watch from the sidelines in the future because...

Two star-crossed lovers from many years ago found their ways back 'home', to each other. Never stop dreaming, because they can & do come true. I'm living one!!! You can read about it on my blog, but to understand, you need to start at the very beginning.

Best to all of you, especially you, Richard!!! Have fun, & God bless!


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:30:10 AM  
LISA said...

HI Richard I got carried away with dreaming I misspelled AWESOME so here it is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME You are simply AWESOME"1"!!!!!!!!!!!! Richard have yourself an out of the box day DREAM even bigger than that!!!!!!:)


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:12:09 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Richard, also fair enough, good on you, all said, let's all rock on and continue to dream the impossible dream............

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

Cheers all and have a great one!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:12:24 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour again y'all
Just dreaming whilst working!! Great way to work....my work is creative so dreaming gets the creative juices flowing!!
Before I forget to mention,
during my 3 months travelling, which included, camping, treking, hiking, walking, walking and more walking, swimming, exploring, discovering etc etc I concluded by trial and error that the absolute best, most verastile and comfortable essential footwear for travel are Tevas......just FYI
La Belle xox

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:50:17 AM  

OK..... Hi Lisa. Looks like I've got some competition here in Chicago, that's OK I love a challenge,but hey, since were in the same place how about we get to meet.I'm dying to get to meet the ladies of the blog and this couldn't make it any easier, plus there's nothing more I love to do then make new friends :)and since you say your Chi-Towns #1 Lovey Lady you've got nothing to worry about.
Let me know here we we'll hook it up, looking forward to meeting you :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:19:03 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Open Heart....You have to believe in "Love at First Sight". Richard is counting on his intuition to pick his travel companion. I had a bad experience with a friend I'd known for years. He'll know within 3 minutes when he meets the lady with a sparkle in her eyes and is wearing her Traveling Shoes....believe in dreams!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:27:00 PM  
drouthgolfer said...

You are a thoughtful man and that attracts me even more. You try to accomodate everyone that is involved in this adventure. I respect what you say and agree with most of the things you've said. I'm open to a relationship that is honest up front; that is warm and fuzzy; and the most important thing I'm open for is adventure!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:27:29 PM  
Debby Eddy said...


Who is Flor Morales. That person signed for the package I mailed you containing video. I thought YOU did everything!j/k


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:18:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard, Ladies

What disturb me here (not really!) is that a few ladies are spending a great amount of time and space denouncing whomever wrote the negative comments, giving it more energy than necessary. Why does it bother you so much???? just skip it! By answering him/her/it! we are giving that person exactly what s/he is looking for: Attention, Attention and more Attention.

La Belle, I love your ideas, very well thought out but 1) this is RR shop and 2) don't you think the man has enough to do right now? Let give him some breathing space. There are plenty of volunteer work we can do right in our backyard until the end of the quest.

And no, I am not "defending" RR nor I am his best friend, wish I was! My video is still in progress or the lack thereof!!! but getting there eventually. I am in no hurry.

Bonne journee, MyriaminVA

PS. to the ladies that are sorry there is no spell check here, How about a good old dicctttionnnarrry, French and/or English. (big smile) NOOOOOOOOOOOOO I am not negative, I just having a little fuuuun! LLLoL

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:56:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

RR, ladies,

OOOPS! I guess I should have scanned the comments before I put my 2 cents in about the shop. Thanks RR.

To the other Canadian lady: yet it would interesting for me as well to know it you lovely French Canandian are now writing in phonetics. ph = f etc.?


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:09:18 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Hi MyriamDon't sweat the misspelled words. We know what you mean.

debbyeddy I sent you a copy of the newsletter from my email.

RichardI really enjoyed your Xmas story. How funny, but geez how lonely. Made we wonder why you would want to be away from your family during the holidays.

I don't mind travelling during the holidays, because Xmas seems to be so commercialized now adays. What happen to the good ole fashion Xmas, where everyone made something. That's what I still do. I'm either crocheting, are sewing, or painting all during the year for presents to my family. Of course it's easy to buy for the little ones, all they want is a present to open. LOL

Best Regards,

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:30:36 PM  
ladejag said...

My applause re: negativity and your handling it and answer in reference to it Richard, as life is much too short.

I don't have much time to blog or read blogs what with all else in life daily there is to do, but I like most of what I have read occasionally.

What a great search you started as it has evolved and continues to do so into an amazing adventure. I do hope I get to be a part of it.

All the best daily to you and yours,

Ladejag :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:33:30 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Anonymous, just a suggestion made in kindness, no malintent.......if it is boring to you why not add some scintillating commentary from your end... Eh??
la belle xox

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:38:09 PM  
ladejag said...

Just a short comment about the online store for you Richard. I think it is a great idea and the products for the most part are super, but I think the hats are awful! The baseball cap style is ok if it were more modern and not so old fashioned. In other colors not just black and white and maybe with just "SeniorBachelor" or "Bachelorette" written in script across the front not in that circle logo style.

I am just trying to provide some positive feedback; please do not take offense as the site asks for it I believe if I read it correctly.

I love wearing hats especially traveling and in the summer time for shade as I sunburn easily. I used an umbrella oversesas rain or shine constantly. Those long gloves the Vietnamese women use are pretty ingenious too. However, a wider brimmed hat that would provide more shade would be lovely; maybe a straw color or biege, tan, light green much more like yours on the website only feminine, ladylike (girlish).

I am sure they make some somewhere. Just an idea from one who checked out your store and found all else fine.

Warm regards,

Ladejag :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:43:30 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings to All!!
I am in Norway with a few moments at a hotel waiting to start the fjord cruise with my 87 year old adopted granddad (it's been his life long dream), best friend and 15 year old son. I've missed quite a few bloggs for the past couple weeks, you all put a smile on my face. Attitude is everything, so think poitive and make it a great day. (that's my message for the last year on my answering machine) so cheers to all the people who make it a great day!
I use to plan on my desert hiking trips with back packs on full moons, it was awsome.
Being in London and Norway, we definately need bachelor and bachelorette items for travel. Example, rain ponchos, fanny packs, (never use the term fanny in Australia or New Zealand I mean never ever) hats with large brims ect. ect.
Also a coffee cup with senior bachelerette on one side and "Fill her up with the wisdom of the world" on the otherside.
Missed the volleyball but maybe next time.
Best Wishes to all, till the next opportunity!! Michelle Bahr

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:49:27 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

I should have gone swimming today! I've spent way too much time on the net! It is already 2:50 pm here, so bye-bye.

My apologies to all.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:51:36 PM  
Openheart said...

Hey itchy feet ... I can't say that I don't believe in love at first sight ... but then here comes my question ... if when he meets HER in the prelims .... and he knows SHE is IT .... does he continue on with his plan to take six women? and of course he could meet her in the grocery store and then this would be over ... which would of course be fine with all I am sure ... finding that woman that he believes is out there whether through his trip offer or just through life is what is important ... d

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:30:24 PM  
azbeliever said...

Romeo Romeo (aviation lingo for RR)

You are an amazing person! What wonder, excitement, happiness and fun you have brought to so many by creating this opportunity for romance and adventure!

Your travel stories are extraordinary…you have a wonderful way with words which creates such a vision! I look forward to your newsletters and your thoughts…they give us such insight into your world! I am anxious to hear more about you and your journeys…thank you so much for sharing!

Not sure who wrote the following quote but it’s a favorite and I wanted to share… it seems appropriate for this adventure…


To BELIEVE is to know that every day is a new beginning. It is to trust that miracles happen, and dreams really do come true.

To BELIEVE is to see angels dancing among the clouds, to know the wonder of a stardust sky and the wisdom of the man in the moon.

To BELIEVE is to embrace the value of a nurturing heart, the innocence of a child’s eyes and the beauty of an aging hand, for it is through their teachings we learn how to LOVE.

To BELIEVE is to find the strength and courage that lives within us when it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.

To BELIEVE is to know we are never alone, that life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.

To BELIEVE is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen and all our HOPES and DREAMS are within reach…if only we BELIEVE.

from the heart...az believer :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:48:02 PM  
kirlei said...

Hi from Rotorua, New Zealand! Well, havent been in here before (although i did do a blog somewhere) haha, no idea if i even did it right, but onward and upward i must now be on the right track! I hope that you find all that u are looking for Richard in your travels..never knew about you until Oprah screened here a couple of months ago! (my i was lucky to have had a work injury at that time that placed me at home) so now i follow your exploits (mmmmm) from across the world....thinking 1 day, 1 day! oh well only for the rich and famous i spose....

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:19:00 PM  
macushla56 said...

Hello Richard & Ladies of the Blog:
I've spent the last week moving my daughter and grandson, cleaning and painting their new townhouse. After a quick trip to the chiropractor, I'm getting caught back up on well over 200 blogs...that definitely took care of the withdrawal symptoms. So glad to be back and catching up on all your adventures and to see the changes implemented. Great comeback RR! BH

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:51:34 PM  
Forest Hills said...


I haven't the time nor energy to read all the comments since last peeked from work. Nevertheless, for some reason I enjoy re-reading this particular blog of yours. ??! Proud of you! ("Brilliant minds think alike!")

I'm having problems with my video, darn it. I had hoped to have it off by now. "Patience is a virtue." -Amen

Good night, and thanks, whoever you were, for sending me the last Newsletter!

Fondly to all -

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:39:39 PM  
BikingNut said...

A friend sent me this - thought that I would pass it on.

Read Each One Carefully and Think About It a Second or Two

1. I love you not because of who you are, but because
of who I am when I am with you..
2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one
who is, won't make you cry.
3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you
want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with
all they have.
6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you
never know who is falling in love with your smile.
7. To the world you may be one person, but to one
person you may be the world.
8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't
willing to waste their time on you.
9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people
before meeting the right one, so that when we finally
meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it
11. There's always going to be people that hurt you
so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just
be more careful about who you trust next time around.
12. Make yourself a better person and know who you
are before you try and know someone else and expect
them to know you.
13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you!
least expect them to.

Biking Princess

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:04:19 PM  
Itravel4fun said...

I can't understand why someone would be soooo very negative about what Richard is doing. I think it's very interesting. We live in a time where it's very difficult to meet anyone much less that special someone...Why not try it this way?

Can't wait to hear more..

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:23:59 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


Number 9 is my favorite, kind of goes along with my own personal saying...."God never made me rich, because he knew I'd just act foolish with too much money. LOL

Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:02:10 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard, and Ladies,

I am a first time blogger so I hope I get this right. I've so enjoyed reading the comments on the blog. The adventure starts here on the blog it seems. I am intending to be one of the hundreds of Ladies who have sent materials into Richard(I don't envy your decision one bit). I am one who prays so I pray that God will give Richard wisdom, because it is his life that is going to change from this, no matter what results from the trips. Hugs to all, The Operawench

Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:34:51 AM  
onrynurse said...

Thank Goodness.....
I am so glad you have put your foot down, Riscard!!! I just get/got/have gotten...So upset when the negative comments and accusations get posted!! Again, that is indeed not the way to attract a companion!! Heavens!! I love the big tough guy in you!!
Keep it up...attractive... to me any how!!
And, I don't take sh-- from anybody either!!
Great comment from your friend!!
Good friends are the stuff life is made of!!
Sorry, I'm a little late commenting....but a night nurse can be a pretty tired girl sometimes!! thus, the onrynurse logo!! I work in psych...very fascinating and fulfilling place to work!! I love the baddest of them all and the people battling addictions!! My calling I guess!!
I'm the Lucy type in Peanuts cartoons!!
Again....Richard...You go guy!!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:36:25 AM  
Travelin said...

Good morning everyone,
I am very happy to say that Grams and arrived in Cape Cod on Tuesday at 5 pm.
We left on June 1st, I have 12,000 more miles on my SUV, and it is emty for the first time in 2 months. Yesterday, I did laundry, washed my car (it's white again) and emptied all my suitcases into the spare bedroom. I bought a lot of goodies for my kids.
I leave Cape Cod on Sunday morning for New jersey, see some family and friends, pick up my youngest at the airport, and wander on home to Florida. YEAH!
And Richard I like your "no S--t" attitude. I call the little birdie on my shoulder. Some times that birdie just says it like it is.
Have an awesome day everyone.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 4:21:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

G'dday Richard :)

Nice to be welcomed into your 'livingroom' via this 'medium'

WIT: Yesterday had an appointment with my orthapaedic surgeon name is RR Dr. Robin Richards, maybe this is another indication that I am to meet YOU :)

Men are from Mars :)
Women are from Venus :)
The challenge is to create the BALANCE connecting these two 'poles'
Salut to Romance and Adventure for People Of All Ages!

Have a sun-shiny day!
Senior Bachelorette :)
Vj from 'out of africa'
Toronto Canada

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:33:23 AM  
Anonymous said...

G'dday again!
Ooops correction:

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:40:29 AM  
Anonymous said...

Good Morning Richard,

I am in my early 30s and convinced my mother-in-law to apply. I love reading the newsletters and blogs. Just so you know, you have all ages on this site!! My mom-in-law sent her video/DVD in after the July 4th weekend. I am assuming it won't be viewed for a while since you're in the 200s now, right? She was probably around the 600th entry. I guess the waiting is the hardest part (I think I am just as excited as her about the whole idea!). I just wanted to thank you for creating this adventure and fun for all of us out here. You have given hundreds, if not thousands, of women a new lease on life and the anticipation of something exciting in their future.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:53:05 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good morniong Richard,
While reading through your Blog posts I have come to the stark ralization:What a luxurious gift you have bestowed upon so many of us "women of a certian age"!!
You have allowed each one of us to dream in techno colour!! WE all dare to dream...what a liberating experience. I hope that you share the dreams (albiet you are beyond inundated at this point!)
Life being a perpetual journey of learning: I have learned in life quite simply that I want all that money can not buy( been to the other movie!!) You have reinforced my personal "dreams and goals" more than I can say.
For that I say..THANK YOU RICHARD!
Have a great, healthy, happy one all!
La Belle xox

Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:36:14 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps. I most probably won't be sending in a video...just felt it important to give you my heartfelt thanks for the journey thus far!
La Belle xox

Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:48:23 AM  
Openheart said...

As a writing teacher, I am getting so many great ideas for writing prompts from everything yall have written ... keep 'em comin'...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:54:08 AM  
happy said...

to Richard

Can't stop singing 'moon' songs. Like the Sinatra one: "Full moon and empty arms. The moon is there for us to share but where are you?"

However - :) my own temperament runs more like an old Dean Martin song. It has every thing any Romantic Senior could want: Travel, Moon and Stars, Good Food, 'Foreign' language, and Romance all in a FUN filled singable package for two! :)

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore. When the stars make you drool like a pasta fazool, that's amore. When you walk in a dream, but you know you're not dreaming, signore. 'Scusa me, but you see, back in old Napoli, that's amore!"

Thursday, July 28, 2005 8:53:33 AM  
BDNC said...


Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:10:57 AM  
BDNC said...

just checking here... don't mind me

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:14:13 AM  
happy said...

to bdnc

hmmmm--must be an Aussie. That should get Richard standing on his head!! :) [the devil made me say that!] You're still WAY ahead o' me!! Good on ya, mayte!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:30:37 AM  

Good Morning All,'
Well Richard I've been trying to get the gals to share some more travel stories, but aside from
Canadian Bloggette it seems that no one either has any or cares to share. I did try for two days, I thought it would help to keep with the theme of the project, but, oh well.
Maybe they would like to share in the "romance area", some funny dating stories of late, you know guys, the ones we've seem to being running into in these later years of dating.The ones that make us go home and say, "I should have stayed home and read a book or watched TV, or the ones that have us laughing so hard that if we tell them to some one else they think we're making them up. OK, who's got one.
Also anyone out there have any reason or answer as to why each time I try to do the blogger account and I try to fill it out in the area of "username" I've spent ton's of time trying to put in a name and it continually rejects it. I know I've put in some there that couldn't be any way that it could not be available.Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong, would love to communicate with you ladies outside of this blog, HEEEEEEELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!

TO TRAVELIN: Have you read my blog on where you will be located in Florida? Check back and look for it.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:44:19 AM  
BDNC said...

To Happy
Not an Aussie...trust me *lol* You are so funny....

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:45:45 AM  
Forest Hills said...

I would love to see more photos and bios from fellow bloguettes! They aren't hard to post at all. Who knows, maybe Richard even takes a peek or two? How about you, Happy? I'd love to see your "happy" smile up there, too!! (I believe bdnc did indicate she was Philippine?) Quite a provocative, interesting photo!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:47:51 AM  
Belizegial said...

Good morning all, a pleasant sunny day here in Belize w/ birds twittering and a gentle trade wind helping to alleviate the heat.

La Dolce Vida, please write to me directly at belizegial64@yahoo.com so we can sort out how to get the blogger account set up!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:59:52 AM  
bdnc said...

Thanks Forest Hills ....

Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:35:28 AM  
happy said...

to forest hills, debbyeddy, la belle cb & others who've expressed curiosity

Wouldn't like to guarantee my premature elimination by posting my Mug Shots!!

Sorry... but thanks for your interest. Besides, I haven't taken the time to figure out HOW to do that yet!- but have made a note of willing, helpful bloggers.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:37:36 AM  
BikingNut said...

Time for some new topics -
Happy - I like your idea of putting a posting to song. Unfortunately i am not as clever as you when it comes to song.

la dolce vida - dating stories that could be fun an interesting. How about it Richard - tell us your most interesting date as a single man.

-And then there are sunset stories
-Stranded along the roadside adventures
-Strangest job

Go for it Blogettes
Biking Princess

PS - Richard - do you want the blogettes to expose their identity in their bios or videos? Are you collecting and comments and attaching to bios you have received? Or is this just to remain as anonymous as we wish.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:46:25 AM  
bdnc said...

To Happy
I will try to help you in anyway i can to upload your photo or anything...

But for now i am going to do some grocery shopping ...

FYI: i have not entered this "Search" yet, why? i have no video cam and the three people that i know of don't have one... now that's funny, isn't it? And as RR have mentioned somewhere, he will consider the ones who have put a lot of work in creating their videos. Then he will answer questions... I think it's fair.

gotta go shopping... hope your days are as bright as mine....

Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:11:19 AM  
Lisa said...

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:18:29 AM  
happy said...

to bikingnut

Believe me, I wish it had to do with cleverness, but it's just a really wierd kind of memory!

to bdnc

Thanks. Ditto on the video. I'm a straight-arrow shooter, but I gotta say: It bothers me that the 'Camera Doesn't Lie!' HA !

Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:22:22 AM  
Lisa said...

Hi Richard and Bachelorettes,

Richard how are you today? I hope that your day thus far has been simply wonderful. Richard I just can’t stop dreaming. I want to share my dream that I’ve been having since April 27th 2005 with you.
The cause will always affect the out come, and the out come to my dream is,
The beginning of my dream on April 27th 2005 after watching Mr. Richard Roe on the Oprah Winfrey I raced out to the local Barnes and Noble Book Store to purchase the tape PoP & ME, after watching PoP & ME about 100 times so it seemed, I placed my hands over my heart closed my eyes I envision the most beautiful Star ever, I Wished upon a star, Wish upon a star, Wish upon a star, three times and there was a awesome peace that came over me and when I open my eyes I found myself alone with Richard Roe in French Polynesia on the Island of Papeete Tahiti on the beach having dinner watching the Sunset, awaiting for the awesomeness of the Moonlit Skys. I turned to Richard I expressed to him that I am in Love with Love and that his cause, “Wildest Dreams Come True a Trip Fun, Fit and Free Full of Romance and Adventure” with him has effected my Love and the out come was so incredibly exciting immeasurable pleasure, Joy, Joy, Joy much happiness. WOW!!!!!!!! I just passed out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stay tune for the ending of my Wildest Dream Come True!
Yours Truly,
P.S. Richard, M./I./H./T./D./O./A./L./T./W./Y.????????????????????????

Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:23:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard said in a pass memo that he was not attaching blog messages to those who sent in videos and bios

Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:44:28 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

la dolce vida aka Chi...Town

I think most of us that have been on this blogging thing since conception have already shared our travel stories. I haven't been that many places to talk about so I suppose it will have to be about past romances and quite frankly I don't have many stories in that area either. LOL

I did go on a singles dating site for our age group and have been dating a bunch of frogs so I can tell you about those if you'd like.

Let's see there was the guy who almost peed his pants when he saw me. Now if you knew what I look like and if I got him all that excited, you'd know he was a real dog. Bless his heart he was nice, but I prefer men who are extremely confident and highly educated. The picture he sent me of him was not that bad.....but geez who wants desperate!

Then there was the guy who posted a picture of himself that was about 30 years younger and at least 80lbs lighter. When I met him for the first time, I could hardly take my eyes off his bulging belly and he wanted to discuss sex all night long. Boy I coulded get away from him quick enough. Thank God I've got enough since to take my own car and never, never give out my phone number or address. LOL - Oh and the other thing was bad, stinky breath - I kept dodging his breath. Geez I hate culeless men. LOL

Oh and then there was..........
I think you get the message. Dating off the sites if taking a chance and I've found that most of the men are nice, but not what I'm looking for.

Hope this feeds your romance stories..........LOL

Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:36:53 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

CHI....TOWN Did you read Wanda's story about dancing in the rain with her husband - that was a beautiful story.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:39:42 PM  
Travelin said...

Hello CHITOWN girl,
I will be arriving in Olando to pick up my Pomeranian ZOE, some of my things, drop off my son, so he can drive back to Tallahassee. And then I will be taking over my oldest lease in his apartment complex in Dania Beach, FL. He and his wife just bought their first house, and that will let me take my time and find a place I like. I will up grade to a 2/2. My daughter is moving in with me in September. She passed her Organic Chemistry final and the class and was so excited yesterday. That was the last pre rec before medical school in a year.
Dania Beach is between Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale. The apartment is walking distance, biking distance ,or skating distance to the beach.
Give me my morning run in the sand again, that smell of salt air and I am happy. I am sitting here on the Cape with a nice breeze blowing thru the house, a gorgeous day and sorting out everything.
I am also transferring my grandmothers journal for my use, when I write the book about our adventure.
I will go back and look for your comment, but what date was it on?
Back to helping Grams and copying some more information.
Have an awesome day, Carol

Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:43:25 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


Could you please email me, I want to know how to post photos on my blog

Thank you pretty lady.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:10:25 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard and the Blogging Ladies,

Richard, one of the many things I appreciate about you is that you have come right out and said that you are looking for a long term relationship. I for one am happy that it has been 10 years since your divorce. You've worked through everything you need to work through and now you're ready for this Great Adventure. I think you are quite a brave soul to take this feat on!
I've had 3,what I have thought, were serious relationships since my divorce over four years ago. One thing I've learned is that I have to know what I want in a relationship. I've learned to be more perceptive about men and not waste my time if they are unsure of what they want in life. To get two people together who know their life purpose is blessed thing.
Richard, you've got a great head on those shoulders and a great heart! THE DREAM LIVES!!!

With a song in my heart,
The Operawench

Thursday, July 28, 2005 3:43:53 PM  

To Travelin:....I'll be in Orlando from 8/19-26th.My daughter and I will be joining one of my sisters and some of her kids(she has 6,from ages 31-9) all from her one and only high school sweetheart.She has a time share there and were all going to just chill in the sun,(my drug of choice). We can e-mail and maybe wotk something out.
This is fun, a mini-adventure,THANK-YOU RICHARD, this is definatly what you would call "the ripple effect" .Look at how one action has created so many others, we never realize how something we do can have an effect on other people.You have helped to creat friendships with people who might not have ever met otherwise met,although I do subscribe to the belief that there "are no coincidences in life", it has all been set down before us.

Belizegial:...I will e-mail you later on this evening, just took a quick break from work.

Suzanne Mesa Arizona:...Wow!!! glad to hear I wasn't yhe only one with that happening to, tell ya mine later on.

#Lovely Lady:...Did you see my blog about meeting.?Were from the same place, can't remember if it was yesterday od today, check it out.

Later everyone, back to the salt mines.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 3:52:25 PM  
bdnc said...

Suzanne Mesa Arizona
What's your email address? :-)

Thursday, July 28, 2005 4:30:05 PM  
leslie said...

Here's a great romantic story: Not long after my husband and I were married, we didn't have any money to go to a movie so we decided to go up to Little Mountain and neck. We were like giggling teenagers as we manoeuvred ourselves around on the bucket seats of our little Datsun (remember those?) Anyway, there we were kissing away when suddenly, my husband yelled "CRAMP!" and jumped out of the car hopping all around the other parked cars. Needless to say, the mood was broken but we were still in a good mood as we drove home laughing uproariously!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 4:56:07 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


My email is ambieryn@cox.net

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:11:08 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

MAN O MAN.......
OH MY GAWD..........LESLIE!!!!
COULD YOU SHARE YOUR SECRET..pleeease??? Danka and merci beaucoup!! I will even buy you a glass of wine when in your neck of the woods in Septmeber!!
La Belle xox

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:13:58 PM  
Anonymous said...


Leslie, I laughed so hard.

When I was around 19, I decided to go and neck with my boyfriend. We took my car and went outside of town in the hill in the vineyard. no car passing by! Everything was cool until we decided it was time to go back but when I tried to leave my car was...... stuck in the mud!!! THe army base would have been great place to get help but they were closed down for the night (after midnight)so I had to go and....wake my father up so he could tow my car with our big Citroen! needless to say that my boyfriend was nowhere to be seen!!!!
My parents were really cool about it though! They laughed and told me they could tell me about the place where they used to go when they were young!

Another one I can remember but it may be deleted. A friend of mine was with his girlfriend in his Porshe, small town everybody knew him. They were necking and more. It was cold and at night, all the windows were fogged! there was a knock on the door, his lights were on. so he opens the door, gets out to face a police officer without having his pants in the right place!!!!! needless to say that he heard about this one for quite a long time!!!

LoL, MyriaminVA

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:31:32 PM  
BDNC said...

You are so very cute! Good Job!

Suzanne Mesa Arizona
I am just on my way to the gym. But will help you when i get back k? :-)In the meantime maybe Leslie can help.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:40:32 PM  
happy said...

to Operawench

Gotta say, ya' got my curiosity roused. Are you an aficionado of opera or really a wench in an opera? If so what opera? I love music of all sorts but favorite operas are the light comic ones by Gilbert & Sullivan, preferrably done by the D'Oyly Carte Co! Even on the 'heavy' side, I'd choose Lehar's The Merry Widow, Mozart the Magic Flute...etc :)

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:51:42 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Leslie you have the face of an Angel I wanna do my picture but I am far too stupid. LOL

Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:58:28 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Suzanne..........I am right there in "stupid" land with ya! you can not imagine how much help my fellow bloggettes have given me...and I STILL DON'T GET IT!
NEVER SAY NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!
La Belle xox

Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:10:04 PM  
happy said...

to suzanne & canadian b

OH NO!! Do NOT use the s*%@^# word! NOT allowed!! Where are those Bloggin' English Bobbies when we need them?! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:34:11 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Happy........TOO MUCH GIRL............you crack me up!!
Fear is a good thing!
Ciao Bella xox

Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:41:28 PM  
b1ONNDE said...

Just thought I'd say hi to everyone. I'm occupied with other things so I only read Richard's messages. I'm not trying to be rude. I think it's great that you're all having fun! Why does a divorce cost so much?
Because it's worth it!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:11:49 PM  
Claire said...

Lots of changes since I was here! You ladies are actually putting up your own blogs and pictures too! Congratulations all of you! Looks like you are enjoying yourselves. The blog site here is a lot easier to use than geocities, but that's where I ended up. Also found a wonderful chat site
www. seniorsite.com if any interested. Richard, I saw the ladies volleyball game on tv. Wow! It was great; I loved it and so admired those young women. My granddaughter used to be in competitive volleyball, and I would go to see her at the summer camp at UF. What a great sport! Glad you have help now on this blog; although I know the ladies here wouldn't give you much trouble, not like the guys in the chats. LOL Anyway, I missed everyone here, but I'm making some good friends on the above site and having fun actually trying to learn html code for a website. Hugs to everyone.

Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:33:45 PM  
Anonymous said...

I'm glad you were able to take care of this matter. We all have enough negativity in our own worlds to deal with.

To whom ever said "Move over Cinderella I think you were refering to me." This is 2005 and who says that Cinderella can't look for her Prince???? Yes she is busy cleaning the hearth and toiling in the soil. I happen to think it's very healthy! She's also a lady that would never push her way through a crowd*** and has waited along time to meet just that oh-so "SPECIAL," fellow.

Richard, I especially enjoyed your Christmas story. It's a big holiday in my family. We always have beautiful snow in Iowa. My mother Margaret Anne Davis makes up for not having celebrating much as a child. I though have never been away for the holiday. We start decorating in early October. Parties begin in November.

Sorry I missed out on the volley ball. Both of my boys are into racing. We just got our first sand volley ball court about 40 minutes from here. That's what you get for living in such a rural area. But it also has it's good points.
The moon though is beautiful especially if your rowing on the lake or just watching from the jetties. It sure would be nice to have someone oh-so "Special," to share it with. How could you not enjoy the moon and the stars?

Some of my friends just spent two weeks in your area. I envied them until I found out they spent the whole time shopping. I'm not a good shopper!

I hear the weather is "Great,"there. Over the weekend here the heat index was 106 and the humidity around 76%.
We have been without rain for toooo long. My garden and flowers are about dried up. The worst part is the garden is huge and feeds many families in need.

If I can I'd like to send Michele a "Hug." My thoughts are with you!
My blessing to all, from the
Iowa Gal

Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:48:13 PM  
Openheart said...

I am new here ... are we chatting among ourselves or are we all talking to richard ... some posts seem to be towards him ... this guy who has hundreds of videos to look at ... and some seem to be towards the group ... does he read these ... could he possibly have tme?

Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:27:02 PM  
Mary R 119 said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
152 comments and now pictures on the blogs since my whirlwind trip with visiting family ending at the Grand Canyon. It had been 3 years since timing could get them all here together. It was easier to say "Good By" in the parking lot before they each went their seperate ways, then it was for me to drive 6 hrs back to this empty quiet home alone. Yes, we made more wonderful memories while sharing the closness of love and adventure.
I am a "People Watcher." I noticed the most relaxed, pleasant, unpressured faces were on the mature couples. They seemed to have each other and the world. Of course I couldn't help but dream and wish to be in that spot again some day. Is it Sept 16th yet??
The current 152 Blogs express so many of us sharing the same dreams with Richard at the Helm.
Why Richard? Because for one reason he is such a good communicator and has made his Mission known. He is showing enough determination, focus and help from others to go after what he wants. He also knows the value of contenment and commitment.
I ask myself: "Why, based upon what little else we know about him, other then 2nd party endorsements, do I (and you ALL) think I (We) am right for him?" I can only answer for myself. I know my abilities, my track records, what I am doing now and how it all paralles with what he has done and is proposing. Thank goodness we are not exactly alike. If we were, one of us would not be needed. It so seems like the song from South Pacific,"You'll see a stranger accross a crowded room,-----"
Whew!!!! There are more love and adventure stories to be made!!!
Thank you Richard for this chapter.
Love isn't in our hearts to stay, Love isn't Love till it's given away.
Mary Rose

Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:47:07 PM  
Theresa said...

Hello Richard - enjoy reading your newsletter and I have sent it to my lady friends. The travel agenda sounds wonderful and makes me wish that I was there with you on the beach, it's great to dream big. Take care my friend.

Friday, July 29, 2005 12:03:11 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Happy....:),

To answer your question I am a real operawench. I'm a MezzoSoprano who sings in the chorus of San Diego Opera. Mezzos usually play the more interesting roles; the witches, the b....s, the moms, the aunts, and other colorful characters. I've had one principal role so far which was in Lohengrin by Wagner(another Richard....lol). In 8 years I've sung in more operas then I can name here. It is a way to travel to all kinds of places in all sorts of times. A fantasy land in the midst of a 3000 seat theatre.
If I get chosen as one of the travelers I'd love to introduce Richard to some opera. Yes there is an opera house somewhere in the Amazon, I've read about it.
I finally watched the "Pop and Me" DVD tonight. I bought it through Amazon. Seeing it answered many questions I would have posed to Richard. Six months is just a snippet of time compared to years but one can get a good impression of Richard the man. I hope all the Bloggettes get a chance to see it.
Hugs to you all,
The Operawench

Friday, July 29, 2005 1:25:01 AM  
happy said...

to operawench

Wunderbar! a real wench. Thanks for filling in the blanks. Sounds fascinating! I also sing--sang--mezzo...but only in choral groups. My favorite group was directed by one of the original Fred Waring "Pennsylvanians". It's as close as I'll ever get to the Robert Shaw Chorale, my very favorite choral group.

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:11:21 AM  
bdnc said...

I love early mornings... don't you?
The moment i wake up, before i put on my make-up, i say a little prayer for you.
While combing my hair now,
And wondering what dress to wear now,
I say a little prayer for you

Happy, i just sent Suzanne Meza Arizona few steps to post her pictures. If you want i can send them to you too or do you want to wait if it works for Suzanne first?
I know you are a techie, cause i remember you used tags first.. ..And camera do lie (sometimes):-), by the way... Check the other picture i posted in my blog. it's scary but quite happy... and that's what matters right? Afterall your are Happy

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:05:50 AM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings on this beautiful morning Richard:)
To quote Alicia Keyes:
"You can give me diamonds, you can give me pearls, you can take me 'round the world, cauz I'm worth it!" :) da da da da :)
Yep the travellin' bug has bitten once again, this time to MAKE MY DREAMS A REALITY!!!!!
To Romance and Adventure, lots of Full Moons, New Moons and Calm Waters!
Senior Bachelorette:)
from 'out of africa
Toronto Canada

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:09:25 AM  
Travelin said...

Good morning everyone,
to La dolce vida: send me an e-mail and I will gladly visit you in Orlando. Just not on the 22nd. That's my sons 27th birthday, and i love the kid to death. carolannguzik@mac.com
And to Richard and all you ladies out there, i can't figure out how to send and post a picture to save my life. I only know how to send them from my I photo account. I have all these electronic gadgets and have no clue what they do.
But I can take awesome photos of others and the beauty of this country. You should see the pictures from my vacation. Wow!
It's time to take my uncles dog to go play on the beach. I can't wait.

Have an awesome day everyone, Carol

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:34:40 AM  
bdnc said...

Why don't you register @ Blogger.com and create a blog. If learning how to use high tech gadgets is an addiction, I am so guilty. I don't even have a video camera...well, everyone knows that... *lol* But will gladly help

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:00:31 AM  
bdnc said...


Friday, July 29, 2005 7:04:20 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


Soooo women of the Blog.....please visit the "Queen of Choices" on my blog and give me feedback as to how tech literate I now am!!!
I am one happy camper!!
Doesn't take much to rock my world!! The simplest pleasures in life are free!
Next challenge is to post a photo to other blogs!!! NEVER SAY NEVER!!!!
Not only has this Blog thangie allowed me access to amazing new women friends from all over the world.........it has also taught me enormously! What a journey, n'est pas?? Yah!
Wishing y'all the best of best days in health, love and life!
La belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:32:57 AM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Bloggette
WAHHHHOOOOOOOOOOO And here's to you my friend *holding a glass of water* *clink* You look very good and friendly. Great Job!
Next thing to do is:
Go to edit your profile, scroll down and under photograph (address URL)enter the following: (you can cut and paste it :-)

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:45:09 AM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Blogette
HOLD IT! That was wrong....
try cutting and paste this... this should work...

Friday, July 29, 2005 7:49:09 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey bdnc,
Man.....thanks to you!!! BIGTIME!!! Tenacity pays off, I added a couple more photos of my 3 month solo "odyssey" this past Jan, Feb and Mar.....will keep on trying and WILL improve each and every time!
La belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:04:42 AM  
L8DYBUGZ said...

Happy I missed all of the negitive comments. "smile" I think that World Peace could be acheived if we developed an economy based on "MEAN PEOPLE CHARGES". I tell my guys at work that we give "Seniors and Nice People discounts". Mean, Rude and otherwise nasty folks get a higher charge. The world would be a better place if everyone knew they get a discount for being nice. One small step for "ALLKINDS"

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:17:32 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey again bdnc
(sorry fellow Bloggettes but this learning curve is on a roll...gotta make hay while the sun shines!!!) do I copy the entire line into photo URL??? I tried the whole and parts..no go!!

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4139/1211/1600/CC,%20Strahan%20Tassie%20%20Feb%202005.jpg ???
Danka Dahling!
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:18:11 AM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Bloggette
just emailed you.... :-)

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:31:29 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Yo bdnc,
MANY thanks again
Will try later...work is a calling.....loudly!!
If I keep futzing aound on this computer I will never make a living!!
la belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:45:49 AM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Good Morning Richard, Monitor and bloggers...just wanted to share this joke...it gave me a good laugh this morning...(sorry for longevity of it)... A hip young man goes out and buys the best car available: a brand new Ferrari.
It is also the most expensive car in the world, and it costs him
$500,000. He takes it out for a spin and stops at a red light.
An old man on a moped pulls up next to him.
The old man looks over at the sleek, shiny car and asks, "What kind of car ya' got there, sonny?" The young man replies, "A Ferrari. It cost half a million dollars!"
"That's a lot of money," says the old man. "Why does it cost so much?"
"Because this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!" states the young man proudly. The moped driver asks, "Mind if I take a look inside?"
"No problem," replies the owner.
So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around.
Then sitting back on his moped, the old man says, "That's a pretty nice car, all right... but I'll stick with my moped."
Just then the light changes so the guy decides to show the old man just what his car can do. He floors it, and within a few seconds the speedometer reads 160 mph. Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror.
It seems to be getting closer!
He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly,
Something whips by him, going much faster!!
"What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?" the young man asks himself.
He floors the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 250 mph.
Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it's the old man on the moped.
Amazed that the moped could pass his Ferrari he gives it some more gas and passes the moped at 275 mph.
He's feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him again. Astounded by the speed of this old guy he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 320 mph.
Not ten seconds later he sees the moped bearing down on him again.
The Ferrari is flat out and there's nothing he can do.
Suddenly the moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear.
The young man jumps out, and unbelievably, the old man is still alive!
He runs up to the old man and says, "Oh my God! Is there anything I can do for you?" The old man whispers with labored breath,
"Unhook...my suspenders...from your side-view mirror..."

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:33:54 AM  
onrynurse said...

Hi Richard.....Have a great weekend!!
And to all....have a good weekend and be safe.......Linda

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:52:02 AM  
happy said...

to la belle cb (& bdnc)

Simply FANTASTIC! Through good techi help we get to take a beautiful vicarious journey with CB! Good on both of ya!! Impressive. :)

Friday, July 29, 2005 11:23:04 AM  
leslie said...

Hi there everyone! My daughter set up a blog site for me so give it to me! Click on my name here or check out my name "pedalogue"

Leslie in VanCan

Friday, July 29, 2005 11:39:14 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Canadian Bloggette Good job - now it's getting me to have itchey fingers to get my pictures up and stories of my travels.

I loved the picture of the temple you were sitting in and the children are so adorable.

bdnc sent me directions as well, but I won't have time to concentrate on anything until the kids leave and go on vacation.

blueeyes your joke was hilarious, thanks for sharing.


Friday, July 29, 2005 11:39:47 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Hey is anyone getting "pop up advertising" when they go into Richard's blog. I'm getting these pop ups that say "when usave" and are advertising Senior Dating!

What's up with that?

Leslie You're blog page looks great!

Friday, July 29, 2005 11:46:33 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour les filles de Blog,

I just added a whack of photos to my Blog. As most of you know I "ran away" this past winter for over 3 months on my own and have well over 1000 photos to share.....so get ready!!

I decided to share these as it will give everyone on RR's Blog some insight as to what to expect on their trip of a lifetime with the Senior Bachelor should they be a "chosen one"! It just happens that I spent the 3 months in Austrlaia and Thailand so it fits beautifully as I beleive these are first on RR's itinerary.

I had the trip of my lifetime and will never be the same...I hope these prove inspirational to all Bloggettes......so you go girls!!!....... GET BUSY DREAMING AND JUST DO IT...WHY NOT!!YOU JUST NEVER KNOW TILL YOU TRY!! NOTHING VENTURED NOTHING GAINED!!

May y'all have a tres bon weekend and BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY PHOTOS, you won't be sorry!! ...
DARE TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM!!...these could be your photos after the trip with SB, RR
A la prochaine et bonne chance!
Best in health, love and life to all
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 1:32:32 PM  
Mary R said...

Help needed!
To: onrynurse,
Please e-mail me. It seems we are on the same working schedule working with the same clients.
Other bloggers, I need more help working with these pictures. Thank you in advance.
Richard, Thanks again for letting us all meet.
Mary Rose minc6@cs.com

Friday, July 29, 2005 1:54:10 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Mary r,
I sent you an email..I am still very much a "rookie" re photos and ahve a looooooong way to go!
As I improve (hopefully) I would be more than willing to help out.
Catch you later,
la Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 2:02:09 PM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Bloggette
Your pictures are marvy... and you are lovely.... great job...

Friday, July 29, 2005 2:07:32 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Yo bdnc!
If it were not for you....the photos would not be there..........Looking at them again brings out the wanderlust on me.....does it not make ya jist wanna go.......like NOW!!!
So again danka my friend
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 2:11:23 PM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Blogette
For sure!...Let's GO!. I believe passion for travelling got us all here, and of course the cinderella story *giggles*, the search for a warty frog.......that could turn to a handsome prince. *lol* But i see that travelling is what most of us have in common. I was in Japan, the Philippines and Scottsdale Arizona last year. This year, i've been to little trips here and there but i will be watching the air race in Reno. Although........i must say, the best trip is when you bond with nature.

Well Ladies, you all have a great weekend..... and i hope your days are as bright as mine....

Friday, July 29, 2005 2:57:19 PM  
old_rich_geezer said...

Rich old boy, having a great time in Paris, heading to Marbella on the Costa Del Sol in Spain next week. I guess the ladies have been giving you headaches already just from seeing the title of this blog. Just pick one, call her and talk. If you don't like what you hear call the next one. It looks like you have enough videos for entertainment into the next century and you got to be able to find one from all those videos. Some of these ladies are still writing to me at my email, so I think you have a bunch of fickle fannies partcipating in your contest. I found one for me thanks to you Rich old boy. Over and out.


Friday, July 29, 2005 3:02:33 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

hey RR,
Me thinks you need to speed up your Blog Watch Patrol...!
What a pain! bon chance
la Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 3:08:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

lol @ geezer ...... lighten up now Blog Police ;).... all entitled to their say etc etc.

Friday, July 29, 2005 3:38:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Does anyone else have the feeling that Richard has left the building???

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:25:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

To last anonymous post:

left in what way??

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:26:56 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bloggin' British Bobbies where are ye?

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:28:09 PM  
Anonymous said...

*LOL* Why do you need the self-appointed British Bobbies?

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:30:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard :)
I see 'rich 'ole geezer' is still lurking...lol...he is certainly drawn to this site no matter what the 'ole geezer is sayin'. I don't 'buy' anything he says, take it wid a pinch of salt...all a figment of his imagination his so-called 'flights of fancy', bet ya he is 'flying in his dreams'....watch out ye 'ole geezer you will 'land' wid a thump! Who would want to travel with such a grumpy old man anyway?
WHAT A CHUTZPAH to take up space on this site!

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:48:27 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Afterall it IS Friday afternoon in sunny Califoria...........perhaps RR caught some RR and the perfect wave.........surf's up!
So much to do so little time!
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:49:29 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Dear Anonymous,
Not only that..........
The man can't even speak the English language properly.
What the heck, adds spice to life, right??
Quite entertaining!
Remember the Geez's idea of romance and fun is Rodeo Drive and a bobble/ big bling on a women's finger to say thank you, nice knowing you!!??? Uber yikes!!
To each his/her own!

Friday, July 29, 2005 4:55:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh I dunno ... I reckon he could very well be travelling with someone and good luck to them if they're enjoying themselves.
Interesting that his posting seems to provoke such resistance ... wonder why. After all, if he has received mail from people who are saying one thing to him and another here, don't you think that's interesting.

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:04:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. when you consider all the talk here encouraging dreams etc., I find it quite funny that one anonymous posting refers to Geezer 'flying in his dreams'!!! Bit of a contradiction in terms with regard to blog content IMO!!!

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:13:38 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Me thinks it is more a matter of curiosity...fascination...plain old human nature.
In life I believe there is someone for everyone.....it is a matter of finding them.....which is no picnic.
Good on them, I do hope they a ARE having the time of their lives!

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:38:01 PM  
travelin said...

Hello everyonne and Richard of course,
I will be leaving Cape Cod on Sunday and heading for home. So it may be awhile before you hear from me. Great fishing story today. My uncle caught at least an 800 pound TUNA. We got a call and I broght my trusty cameras along and you should see the pictures. Huge Fish. He had to have a company come pick it up from the marina. He couldn't land it on his boat. It was too big. What a great way to end my Cape Cod adventure. The funny part was after all the pictures were taken. I said to my uncle, "wash the boat before you trailer it home, you had your drive way sealed today" The look on his face was priceless. He wanted to know how long before he can use his driveway. I said 2 days.
I had his dog with me and Grams of course, the poor dog didn't want to get in my car. Uncle Bill still rules. What a turncoat of a dog. Sleeps with me, goes swimming with me, then sees him.
We should all start a dating nightmare Blog. I know I have some winners.
Have an awesome week everyone, I am off to end my summer adventure, spend some time with family and friends, pack, again, and spend some quality time with my youngest who is heartbroken. Mommy duties still come first. He will give all the goodies I bough for his ex to her. I have an eye for special people. And she is so special. A foster kid, adopted, and then dumped at 18 by her adopted parents. She's a runner. But I love her anyway.
Gotta Go, uncle Bill is home!
Have an awesome life everyone., Carol

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:48:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Anony'mouse' :)
With all due respect to the 'ole geezer, I wish that he finds his 'dream girl'. What I am referring to is his 'tone' in that he is not supportive in any way pertaining to the message here! Positive input regarding Richard's Mission in promoting Romance and Adventure and the bloggers who are genuinely seeking same, including me! :)
I don't mean to offend anyone but as one of Richard's friends said and I quote " Don't take sh-----t from anyone" Unquote. The 'ole geezer has nothing positive to say since his first blog. So anony'mouse' you are kinda contradicting too considering that Richard said he will delete those neagative blogs who do not support the cause here!
Let's keep the 'dream alive' with positive thinking bloggers :)
Where is Richard when you need him...lol ?? Ahoy There! :)

Friday, July 29, 2005 5:58:21 PM  
happy said...

There once was an ole geezer
Who thought 'twould be nice to squeeze her.
But she said "Maybe - down the road a bit...
In Valencia, Alicante, or even Tibet!" :)

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:07:03 PM  
Openheart said...

No way could RR do more for dreams than you ladies .... he may have been the spark that got some of you back dreaming .. but you guys are doing fine without his help ... where is he? Is this about ladies who love love chatting or ladies who think richard reads all of ths and is somehow using it to choose his travling companions?? I choose the first ... and richard can join anytime .. d

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:10:09 PM  
Anonymous said...

'ullo Richard wherever you may be:)
Oh m' goodness the 'ole geezer/the 'comeback kid' has done it again...lol. It is positive promotion for the Romance and Adventure Mission in that he has found his 'match' through your site here and seems to be travellin' wid the love of his dreams! So the message is out there and one fish has bitten the bait!
Here's to Romance and Adventure
With all its splendour
May the best man win
Let the FUN begin
With honourable intent
All effort spent
The end result
Will come about
The Senior Bachelor
and his Senior Bachelorette
Will be discovered yet!
So without further delay
Let's get the show on the way

from 'out of africa
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:34:46 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

hey Happy and y'all,
Did you check out my Blog yet?? I posted quite a few photos of my trip (Austrlia and Thailand) which should get all Bloggettes pumped re the possibility of travelling to the same places ( I believe they are both in RR's itinerary) as one of the Senior Bachelorettes.
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:39:48 PM  
Love Overcomes All said...

Good Afternoon Richard,

Question: For those that sent in videos & profiles by May 4th, if you've reviewed their information and have decided you're definitely not interested, will they have to wait until September 16th to receive a thank you/but no chemistry letter?

Seems to me, you probably have a pretty good idea of those you'd like to decline. I would imagine narrowing down to a few that interest will be difficult.

Love Overcomes All in Sacramento

Friday, July 29, 2005 6:49:14 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I saw old geezer's comment and thought it best to leave it on. I think his (or her's) message speaks to this persons character and exposes him/her for what he/she is. As to comments about "where is Richard" you must not be reading the blogs and e-mails. I thought I retired years ago!! Ha. I have never been busier. However, 90% of the time, I really enjoy it. I am just about caught up on my e-mails and really into reviewing all of the tapes. Have a good weekend, even old geezer and that irritating anonymous. Richard Roe P.S. I have decided to wait until after Sept 16, to make decisions, and I have reviewed ALL of the tapes. I understand many people are anxious-so am I. I just feel it's better this way. Best wishes. RR

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:19:27 PM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Bloggette
*raises hand* I did review your blog...... don't i count? :-( just kidding... keep travelling and keep sending those pictures.... love 'em all..

ol' geezer... what a name huh? whatevah! ahummm.... whatever makes you happy, i guess.... have nothing else to do? go count eggs or something *lol*

Good Night!!!!

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:35:24 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Buenos Nachos Richard............I was positive I read that you enjoyed 99.9 % of the blogs...oh dear.... perhaps it has been reduced to 90% due to Blog Hogs namely Moi!!!
Oh well I am thoroughly enjoying all the connections and the commonalities of MOST.....well on second thought..........
ok!! ok!!OK!!!
perhaps you are right...
I confess, it is closer to 90% of the time!!!
Best in health, love and life to you and yours!
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 8:53:21 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Oh Gawd bdnc
..one in every crowd and yes it would be you!!!!!
So sorry!! Just saw your hand waving furiously in the air...please accept humble apologies..........it is not always about you......ya know!!
I am so very excited.....will be posting photos to my blog as often as is humanly possible..It is rather fortuitous that I travelled to the places that RR is taking his Bachelorettes....great for them to see the trip from a woman's perspective as well as a man's. I have offered to give valuable travel tips to the lucky 6! Stayed tuned for next album!
Ciao bella
la Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:00:56 PM  
Forest Hills said...

To RICHARD, and fellow women:

I have yet to hear one PEEP from any woman claiming to have met him, written to him, traveled and/or wined and dined by him. Conspicuously absent are his alibi ... Bravado at its best! Let's wait and see if any of his conquests get on and let us know "what we're missing". I think I'll just stay put and place my bets on my own virtues, and similarities, RICHARD, you and I share.

So, one and all, I for one am intrigued by all the Geezer's talk, but if he was really happy and in his 'zone', why would he bother to gloat? Or is that what he wants?

Any opinions?

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:02:14 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Forest Hills,
la belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:05:49 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Please, my name is Suzan!
Actions? You bet! That's why I think he can't get one woman (but how to verify?) to come up and tell us all how "Wonderful" he is! I believe, like Richard possibly, that this is just a hoax.

Well, amusing, "n'est ce pas?"

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:19:22 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Dearest Suzanne,
I am so sorry.........what I did is simliar to refering to someone by their last name only! Rude...bigtime!
However in my defense it is 12.24 AM here in La Belle Province and my brain starts to suffer from serious cramps around 9pm...please accept humble apologies and forgive dumb error on my part!
Bon niut et a demain!
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:25:09 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps.......one is never sure that the geezer is male! food for thought.

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:26:32 PM  
bdnc said...

*lol* Canadian Bloggette and Phyl(Phyl, my friend where art thou? please visit us when you can) ....do you know that i am blogging from Canada, eh? British Columbia...mmmm.... ....

BTW, 'ol geezer? dined me

...............psyche! *lol*
really hafta go to bed...

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:32:10 PM  
bdnc said...

oh oommmph that's the food i wouldn't feed my thought! :-)

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:34:34 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

hey bdnc.....where exactly are you in the great white north...did I miss something??
ps.Watch out for indigestion...can be quite debilatating!
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:39:36 PM  
bdnc said...

I am from Kamloops BC...do you know where it is? very hot here girlfriend..... :-)

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:47:16 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bdnc.....are you kidding!! My very smart parents made sure I saw every square mile of the Great White North before I branched out on my own..also I am an avid skier so I know most of the west coast and interior quite well! My middle daughter also just moved to Vancouver (sob!)to practice Medicine at St Paul's...so if you ever need medical assistance..ya know where to go..she is good! Gets it from her Ma!!
Nighty night
La Belle xox

Friday, July 29, 2005 9:53:43 PM  
soft_rain said...

Moon Myths

The root word for both "moon" and "mind" is the Indo-European manas, mana, or men, representing the Great Mother's "wise blood" in women, governed by the Moon.

The derivative mania used to mean ecstatic revelation,
like lunacy used to mean possession by spirit of Luna, the Moon.

To be Moon-Touched or Moon-Struck meant to be chosen by the Goddess

When patriarchal thinkers belittled the Goddess, these words came to mean craziness,

Orphic and Pythagorean sect viewed the Moon as the home of the dead, a female gate known as Yoni.

Souls passed through on the way to the paradise fields of the stars. Greeks often located the Elysian Fields, home of the blessed dead, in the moon.

Roman religion taught that "the souls of the just are purified in the Moon."

Because the moon was the holder of souls between reincarnations, it sheltered both the dead and unborn, who were one in the same.

The Moon Goddess created time, with all its cycles of creation; growth, decline, and destruction.

This is why ancient calendars were based on phases of the moon and menstrual cycles.

The Moon still determines agricultural work in some parts of India.

Indonesian moon priestesses were responsible for finding the right phase of the moon for every undertaking.

The Moon was to have been the receptacle of menstrual blood by which each mother formed the life of her child.

The Moon was supposed to rule life and death as well as the tides.

It was often said birth at a full tide or a full moon meant a lucky life.

Girls in Scotland refused to wed on anything but a Full Moon.

The moon has an elliptical orbit. This means that at times it is further away from the earth than at other times in its orbit.

It also rotates on its own axis in the same time period as it revolves around the earth. Because of this, we always see the same face of the moon.

Shakespeare, in Midsummer Night's Dream, referred to the moon as "governess of the floods." An apt name, for the moon does control the ebb and flow of liquids, be it bodily fluids or the mighty rush of the ocean tides.

When the moon is full, some people suffer from insomnia,
others suffer from strange dreams and nightmares
and some people sleepwalk.
And others, for some reason, sleep better when the moon is full.

NASA provides information and image data from all its missions. NASA's Windows On the Universe

Various sources

Saturday, July 30, 2005 5:13:56 AM  
soft_rain said...

Once in a Blue Moon
"Blue moon" appears to have been a colloquial expression . According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first reference to a blue moon comes from a proverb recorded in1528:
." The phrase, once in a blue moon today has come to mean "every now and then" or "rarely"

What is a Blue Moon?
An intriguing astronomical phenomenon—every so often two moons can manage to position themselves in the same month. Given that full moons occur once every 29.5 days, this is quite an accomplishment!
There are in fact two definitions for a blue moon.
According to the more recent definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.
For a blue moon to occur, the first of the full moons must appear at or near the beginning of the month so that the second will fall within the same month (the average span between two moons is 29.5 days).
An older definition for the blue moon is recorded in early issues of the Maine Farmer's Almanac. According to this definition, the blue moon is the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. Why would one want to identify the third full moon in a season of four full moons?
July 2004 had two full moons: the first on July 2, the second on July 31—that second full moon is called the blue moon.
Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle.
Some years have an extra full moon—thirteen instead of twelve.
No blue moon of any kind will occur in the years 2006, 2011, 2014, and 2017.
In the ecclesiastical calendar:
( The Paschal Moon, for example, used to be crucial for determining the date of Easter), a year with a thirteenth moon messed up the calendar, since there were names for only twelve moons.
By identifying the extra, thirteenth moon as a blue moon, the ecclesiastical calendar was able to stay on track.

Blue Moons 2004–2010
July 31, 2004
Second full moon in month
August 2005
Third full moon in a season of four full moons
June 2007
Second full moon in month
May 2008
Third full moon in a season of four full moons
Dec. 2009
Second full moon in month
Nov. 2010
Third full moon in a season of four full moons

Twice in a Blue Moon
Year 2018
The rare phenomenon of two blue moons (using the more recent definition) occurring in the same year happens approximately once every 19 years. 1999 was the last time a blue moon appeared twice, in January and March.
So approximately 2018, in January and March will bring us, the rare phenomenon of two BLUE MOONS.
The months of the double blue moons are almost always January and March.
That is because the short month that falls in between them, February, is a key ingredient in this once-every-nineteen-year phenomenon.
Since February is usually 28 days long, and the average span between full moons is 29.5 days, if a full moon occurs at the end of January, it's possible for the next full moon to skip February entirely and fall in the beginning of March.

Have a Great Day Richard.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 5:25:56 AM  
soft_rain said...

Soon to come my personel

feelings of the moon......

I think with my mind very fast .....

My heart needs to speak ever so slowly...each word springs forward with passion and depth and great meaning, surrounded with warm fuzzy feelings..........

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:06:28 AM  
onrynurse said...

I bet you did think U retired yrs ago!! Man what a job this has been huh.....But hopefully worth while in the end!! I do hope you find the love of a lifetime!! It is the stuff dreams are made of!!
I bet it feels like a milestone to have gotten thru all the videos!!
You have a good weekend!!
Take care.....Linda

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:10:40 AM  
curious said...

Hey Richard: there is only one of you and lots of us...is your friend that checks your blogs married? Surely you have nice single friends that perhaps you can share?

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:23:49 AM  
bdnc said...

Good Morning everybody! :-)
Canadian Bloggette
Hopefully i won't need medical assistance soon :-) but i will keep her in mind...
You love to ski? you must know the popular Sun Peaks then ...

i will see you all later! :-))

...in the background..
Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me.......could it be YOU?

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:31:33 AM  
Claire said...

to Richard, Senior Bachelor

I am so very glad that you are beginning to relax with this blog.
Your moon-planned trips are amazing tributes to YOU, Richard. You have some really clever women blogging here, and I know you will achieve your goal, so it will all be worth it. Wish I knew you as a friend, but for this brief space in time I am glad to have known about you. Best, always

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:46:45 AM  
happy said...

to Claire (& RR too)

This whole "affair" definitely is a big blip on the screen of new interest and anticipation, isn't it? A little sugar on the cake of life - for a while, at least. Yummy!

"Thanks for Memories", Richard :)

Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:54:22 AM  

Your story about "dog in car" reminded me of the time when my daughter was a little over a year old so her vocabullary was still limited. We were driving from Greece to Turkey and albiet with a baby it was slower going, but still we would be driving for long periods of time. At one point we had stopped, had something to eat, did the toiletry rituals etc. As we were getting ready to go to the car I turned and saw my daughter standing at the table we had just gotten up from , I looked at her and said, "come sweety were going.She looked me straight in the eye's, put up har hand(probably the original "talk to the hand phrase") and said to me "NO CAR MOMMY, NO CAR" and then proceeded to plop her butt down on the ground.
All I can tell you is that the whole place was laughing sooo hard, they didn't even need a translation body langauge did it all!!!!!!!!! She made us feel so bad we took a room in the small village we were at. It seems not many people stayed in this town, traveling through and they had all heard the story, needless to say she became a little celebrity that evening. The next morning the owners refused to take any money from us, all they wanted was a picture of my daughter to hang up in the "KAFENEO" so they could remember the "STUBBORN LITTLE AMERICANA". Hah, they should have only known, stubborn was an understatement.What can you expect, half Italian, half Greek .

Canadian Boggette:....you put a smile in my heart this morning when I looked at your photo's, thank you sooo very much!!!!!
RR....move over, looks like you've got some competion.

Blue Eyes:....loved the joke.

Ladies there is no way that where ever this goes, one thing is for sure, we will all have to find a way to hook up and meet, even if we can only arrange a weekend thingy, were resourceful gals we'll work it out.
Gotta go work calls,:(:(:(:(:(


Saturday, July 30, 2005 9:28:27 AM  
zoe said...

la dolce vida - Love your idea of sharing travelling stories! Had I more time, I'd certainly be contributing. Mon.-Thurs. work a compressed work week and my 'free' days are currently spent helping my parents install hardwood flooring - a rather time consuming project, but it looks great. After doing my house and now my parents, I'll soon be a professional! No time to even read all these blogs at the moment. Ah ha! I see now some are sharing stories!! Great!! (Love that Preview button!) Will read them later. Got to get some laundry done before I head out.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 9:42:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard! To quote U2 "It's A Beautiful Day!"
Caribana weekend here in Toronto with all the amazing techinicoloured Carribean floats and music! Tomorow one big party on Toronto Island all day with Carribean music, food and vibe! :)
People come from all over to celebrate and dance with us. Love the Islands, the people their joy for life, what impresses me about
them is their attitude,not much money but who cares, they have their music the sun and the sea!
To quote Madonna: " Tropical The Island Breeze, all of Nature wild and free, this is where I long to be, La Hisla Bonita"
My feet are itching to travel :)
now where'z me travellin' shoes?
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada
p.s the Caribana parade is in progress.....Ja Man :)

Saturday, July 30, 2005 10:19:03 AM  
happy said...

Having been in Switzerland a whole week one September, disappointed at not having seen a single mountain due to unusually dense fogs, we stopped at a tiny village in the shadow - so we were told! - of Mont Blanc at the lone inn with a noisy bar above which were 3 rooms -"no locks needed on our doors." we were told, as if we'd insulted the owners by asking.

Food was not on the bar menu, but the bartender's Frau thought I looked "too skinny", (it was a long time ago, ok?! :) and she went out to her garden to gather Fall veggies to make me a soup.

An hour later she brought a huge old tureen of the creamiest, steamiest, mouthwateringest veggie soup (makes me drool just to think of it) I still to this day have ever put in my mouth. I ate the WHOLE tureen full...about a half gallon!

The sparsely furnished, unheated, icy cold room had a marvelous eiderdown comforter about 20 " thick. Good thing too, since the water in the porcelain wash bowl froze 2" thick overnight while we stayed toasty warm. The Frau must have put a sleeping potion in the veggie soup, because I never heard the bar noises.

Next day was our last to be in Switzerland. We opened the exterior wooden shutters expecting more thick, cottony, grey, see-only-100 feet-in-front-of-you fog. Instead we beheld a post-card perfect clear, sunny, still, deep blue-skied day. And there greeting us - framed exactly within our window - majestically stood Mont Blanc!

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:32:55 AM  
leslie said...

Happy: LOVED your description of what happened in Switzerland. As a writing teacher, I'd love to copy/paste it and use it as an example of a descriptive paragraph. May I? I checked out your blog site, but nothing there. Have you activated an actual blog yet?
Leslie in VanCan

Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:33:16 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Happy You have such a lovely articulate way of describing your travels. I love to read your post.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 12:58:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
Richard your retirement comment still rings in my ears. Some say Retire and Rust. That certainly has NOT been your case. However today just after that comment we are enjoying a lazy haxy day neat Tucson. It is just right for listening to Reflections type Jazz. Today I chose Dale Norris

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:02:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
Richard your retirement comment still rings in my ears. Some say Retire and Rust. That certainly has NOT been your case. However today just after that comment we are enjoying a lazy haxy day neat Tucson. It is just right for listening to Reflections type Jazz. Today I chose Dale Norris

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:02:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
Richard your retirement comment still rings in my ears. Some say Retire and Rust. That certainly has NOT been your case. However today just after that comment we are enjoying a lazy haxy day neat Tucson. It is just right for listening to Reflections type Jazz. Today I chose Dale Norris

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:02:43 PM  


Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:14:14 PM  
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Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:22:10 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,
Your retirment comment is still ringing in my brain. It seems you are not retiring, you are just LIVING what you worked for, YOUR DREAMS.
It is a beautiful, lazy, hazy day here in Tucson. It is just right for listening to reflections type jazz. I chose Dale Norris. (He just died from lung cancer.) He was a master with Baritone and Alto Sax. Maybe we will get to share his last CD including: Soft Lights and Sweet Music, Laura, Daydream, Harlem Nocturne, You've Changed, etc. mixed only with piano, string bass and drums. SOOOOO Smooth! And yes, today I am burning a Pine scented candle. If I could choose to share this day, it would be with you.
Mary Rose.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:23:40 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Everyone,
Mary Rose

Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:36:44 PM  
Claire said...

Mary, you can delete them yourself until Richard posts another blog.

Happy, so good to read your wonderful travel experience. So now we see another side of you--great sense of humor *and* succinct prose!

Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:03:20 PM  

OK everyone, I couldn't resist posting this,seeing that it's summer and all, a laugh never hurt anyone,:

Two Maried lobsters were sunbathing on the beach in Maine .

The Wife lobster suggested that the Husband lobster go get them
an ice cream cone at the local stand across the way.

Having purchased two cones, Mr Lobster made his way
back to the beach, deciding on the way to eat his own ice cream.

By the time he had finished his ice cream, he realized that his wife's had started to melt all the way down his claw, so he licked it up and down and
unfortunately ended up eating her's too.

When he arrived back at the beach Mrs. Lobster
started screaming at him:

"Where's my ice cream cone? "

"Well", he said. "I decided to eat mine, then yours
started to melt so I ended up eating it as well "

She was so crazy with anger that she cried out

"You shellfish b..t..d!!"
(didn't want to upset blog police)


Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:21:57 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hello Richard
… and ‘Ladies of The Blog’

I finally had time, last night, to watch ‘Pop&Me’. I just have to say – Richard – you must be one proud Dad! What a tremendous undertaking this was for Chris – and an amazing learning experience … and journey of self-realization. He is a very talented young man! The interaction between the two of you … and where all of that led … was moving and touching to watch … and sometimes sad. To say I shed a few tears … between the chuckles … would be an understatement. There were so many poignant moments … and I loved the honesty and the raw truth that was shown. As a Producer/Director who has conducted countless interviews over the years, I was particularly impressed with what you were able to draw out of the fathers and sons that you interviewed. Not everyone has that ability – and I felt that, beyond the footage that you got for your film, you actually helped some of these people to develop and strengthen the bond that was between them. Kudos to you. And – Julian Lennon’s interview – even the deleted scenes – Wow! What a beautiful, emotional, moment of sharing. It was difficult to hear (being a former member of one of the first ‘Beatles Fan Clubs’) – but important to know. And the story that you and Chris shared – is one that is of value to every parent and child who is struggling with their relationship. I am going to send copies of ‘Pop&Me’ to both of my sons – so that it can be a reminder to them to cherish the relationship that they have with their Dad … while they still have time. To you and Chris, and the rest of the production team, for creating such a wonderful and incredible documentary, I can only say, ‘Thank You’! Job well done!

To All – Take Care!

Warm regards,
Click Girl

Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:22:22 PM  
ClickGirl said...

To Suzanne of Mesa AZ
I haven’t sent in my vid yet. After seeing ‘Pop&Me’ – I’m no longer worried about the travel part of it … as I would fit well with Richard’s style of travel. In my work – on show site and on video shoots, I usually run circles around my young crews (all guys) … and they are constantly asking how I do it … so I am feeling very ‘capable’ now. But I have other thoughts to sort out … and so I am still deciding. More on that … on my Blog. : )

To Leslie in VanCan, BDNC and Uptown Girl, Jen
Love the pics! I still haven’t been able to sort getting a pic on my Profile (with URL) … but will make do, for the time being, with the ones on my Blog. And … I’m working on a Website too (which is such fun)!

To Happy
I loved your Switzerland – Mont Blanc story! It reminded me of my times backpacking on the southern part of the Appalachian Trail. One of my favorite parts of the trail started out in the North Georgia mountains, at Springer Mountain. We would follow the trail that led us up to Big Bald Mountain – elevation 5,516 (on the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina). It is a rigorous hike – with the last mile being above the tree line. The first time we did that stretch - most of us were dragging our backpacks behind us for that last mile – because they made us so ‘top heavy’ that we felt like we were going to be pulled over and might fall backwards down the mountain – because it was so steep. When we finally reached the top - it was worth every aching muscle to see seven mountain ranges stretching out before us. On a clear day, there are spectacular views … and it was one of the most memorable moments of my life!

A few years later, we went back on that same stretch of the trail … and kept telling the rest of the group ‘just wait until we get to the top’ … and ‘it will be worth it’ … ‘a moment of a lifetime’ and on and on. When we arrived at the top - the wind was picking up and clouds had settled in around us – and it was just miserable. Every one was complaining – but my favorite comment was: ‘Great view! It looks like we are inside a ping-pong ball’.

We had to get off the mountain quickly – because the weather conditions got so bad – and we were being blown around – even with our heavy packs on. We felt so terrible for those who had worked so hard to get to the top ... and then didn’t get to see the view … and for years we laughed about being ‘inside the ping-pong ball’. Of course – some of us still had our memories of that first time! So … thanks for helping to stir that memory within me!

Warm regards,
Click Girl

Saturday, July 30, 2005 4:31:43 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir les Bloggettes et Richard,
It is 9pm in the Great White Norht and I have just finished Chapter 2 of my "Odyssey" in my Blog for those that may be interested. I am having a ball reliving my some of kodak moments!!

Clickgirl.Welcome back...we missed you!!

bdnc..I have yet to ski at Sun Peaks, have skiied Big White and hope to get to Silver Star as well....pehaps this winter..ya jist never know!! Do you ever get to Vancouver?? Perhpas we could "do coffee" when I am there in Sept visiting my daughter!

Happy.....Thoroughly enjoyed your story.With such great descriptors I could see, feel and taste your experience!
Ciao Bellas
La Belle xox

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:14:01 PM  
bdnc said...

Re: PIC URL - i would try right clicking the photo sent thru hello (other pics or pics uploaded in posting don't seem to work)and click copy shortcut... then paste them under URL (edit your profile).
I will not give up until....:-)

Canadian Bloggette:
I don't ski but love going to Sun Peaks to hangout or have coffee:-) But skiers love the place so i thought i'd let you know...
I am going to see the Air Race in Reno in September... would love to have coffee with you sometime. When in September will you be in Vancouver.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:37:07 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi bdnc
That would be great....Just arranging tickets now.......so far I will be there from the 9-16, will keep you posted as soon as finalised.
Ciao Bella
la Belle xox

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:48:36 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps. All the photos I have uploaded on my Blog I have done through "my pictures" and not through Hello, even tho I have downloaded Hello and Picasa........hmmmmmmmmm!

Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:51:17 PM  
zoe said...

travelin Carol - Just reading thru the blog now. You've named your Pomeranian my name! FYI, it's a Greek name that means 'life', the equivalent of Eve which is Hebrew for 'life'. When you have an unusual name, you you have to know this stuff! It isn't short for anything. While I pronounce my name Zo'e (long o, long e, emphasis on the first syllable), the authentic Greek pronunciation has the emphasis on the 2nd syllable. It's becoming more common in recent years - I no longer have to repeat my name. When I was growing up, everyone was Karen, Susan, Linda, Debbie... and I so much wanted a 'regular' name! I envy your soon-to-be so close to the beach - I'm land locked. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:31:57 PM  
zoe said...

canadian bloggette - great site! Thanks for taking the time to share your photos. Loved your comments under Little Hill Tribe Munchkins. You did a great job! Looking forward to more.

happy - What a great Switzerland story! Thanks for sharing.

Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:15:31 PM  
bdnc said...

Canadian Bloggette, I and friends are driving to Reno on September 13 and back on 23.... coffee in vancouver might not work....hmmmmm but i still have to ask the girls ok? and try that hello way....you already have it in your puter right? and don't forget an account with Hello...

Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:24:02 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bloggette Babes and Richard
This song has been playing over and over in my head since I heard it this morning!! So perhaps if I give it to y'all.... maybe just maybe it will fade to dull roar! So here ya go...from me to you! One of my all time favorites:

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too.
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white.
The bright blessed day and the sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by.
I see friends holding hands, saying how do you do.
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow.
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Oh yeah

ps bdnc...I am possibly arriving on the 9th so it may work..t'would be graaaate! will keep you posted.

Nighty night one and all and sleep tight!
La Belle xox

Saturday, July 30, 2005 9:27:49 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard and Ladies,
I just returned from a game and a party celebrating a win of the first game of the season.
What Game, you may ask???
Women's Professional Football!
Yes, you read it right. Last season and this season I am singing the National Anthem at all of their home games. The San Diego team is the SoCal Scorpions and they beat the Long Beach Aftershock 14 to zip...(Sorry Richard I know LB is close to your home...c'est la vie....lol). I so enjoyed the priviledge of once again singing the National Anthem. This is one of my non-paying gigs but then I get into the games for free. Anyone who is with me also gets in for free. These women play with a lot of heart and their games are much more entertaining then the NFL I think.
Richard, will we get to go to sporting events on the trip, like soccer, jai a'lai, or other sports? I know you like sports so I'd thought I'd ask.
If any of you in the San Diego area would like to go to a SoCal Scorpions game with me, just let me know through the blog here.
Happy, I enjoyed your Swiss story also, reminds me of "The Sound Of Music"...:)
Hugs to you all!
The Operawench

Sunday, July 31, 2005 12:39:09 AM  

Good Morning Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First off, is there a way to access these blog's (the personal ones) without going through this site?????

Next:... Canadian Bloggette, please please, want to know the info, the nitty-gritty on the who-what-where-how-and $$$$$$ about your trip. Would love to do it myself. I've got ton's of ??????
I am soooo enjoying your journal.
May I e-mail you personnally?

Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday.

Richard, hope you've been enjoying your quest and it is proving fruitful for you. I hope you are taking the day off to enjoy yourself and your family.



Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:44:38 AM  
SG said...

Hi Richard,

Finally I've taken this adventure a step further and joined your blogger site. I've read this latest development about the negative person and all I want to say about it is, I too have deleted the negative people from my life and Cheers! to you for demonstrating this example on such a large scale. Life is way too short for that crap.
Hi from Chicago

Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:54:51 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey there La Dolce Vida and all!!
What a magnificent day here in the north! Zero humidity and about 75 degrees, vibrant blue skies!

Zippidy dooh dah
Zippidy eh....
my oh my what a wonderful day!!STUNNING!!
oops...got carried away again!

Never imagined my photo journalling of my "Odyssey" would provide such entertainment for all my Bloggette buddies...I am humbled and very touched!

I would love for you to email, if you juct click on my name there is an email box upper left, just click and off you go. I would be only too happy to answer any questions re my journey.
ps.Ya don't need lots of $$$ just copious quatities of "curiosity and great sense of adveture" dats it dats all..oh yes a heavy dose of "Carpe Diem"!!!!
Catch ya later, have a good one y'all
La Belle xoxo

Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:00:06 AM  
bdnc said...


CB.... Coffee is not out yet...:-) just need to talk to my girlfriends if we can swing to Van.

Just learned that Maximum file size allowed is 50 kilobytes. Any pics uploaded thru hello or new posting will work as long as it's 50kb or less :-)

Have an awesome day..... I'm off for the day....

Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:28:03 AM  
Mary R said...

Living,learning & enjoying what is "In our faces." We all may not get where we are going. Let's enjoy where we are!
Last night, I rode the Honda Silverwing in to work, just on the edge of a rainstorm, but along side of and ultimately under a full Rainbow. Another new experience and ride to remember, since I only have 6482 miles of open road experience, and none in the rain. The beautiful ride ended safely. Facts are that I again stretched my comfort level by not chosing the car. I felt this was a 32 minute learning opportunity. Someone would help me if I got into trouble along the way. It is now almost 8AM, still raining and I am about to get off work. There is yet another rainbow. I have never seen one in the morning before.
OH WOW! It doesn't matter if I get wet going home. I can go as slow as I need,on a route with people. My dogs will greet and love me wet or dry.

Last night I also brought the May 2005 "O" magazine in to work for slow time reading. The 'Emotional Makeover' article, page 327 ties in with this Richard oriented experience we share.
Page 332 "Being resilient means you see your experiences, possitive or negative, as chances to learn and grow. Resilence, says Coutu, is 'the skill and capacity to be robust under conditions of enormous stress & change'"
My fellow Bloggers, I want to read about Who or What has greatly helped you become Resilient.
Richard introduced this Blog as a way to share about Search, Journey and Companionship related topics. In his beginning Historic Biography, he mentioned a past marriage, a lull, then a changed approach (attitude).
Those of us today that are talking about our wonderful adventures and travels were probably NOT born on the United Airlines Airport concourses, already fully equiped with everything we would ever need, handed to us on a "silver platter."
We have until at least Sept 16th to learn more from each other that will help us go on.(And maybe help someone else) I now repeat an earlier request for info about someone or something that helped you survive, conquer and change prior to this Richard "stage" of our lives.
Richard has put forth a lot of effort and weathered much "Hot Air." (The tops of the tallest trees feel the most wind.) He is demonstrating the passion of his focus/his dream. By our own comments, many possitive things have already happened.
Thank you, Richard. As long as you keep public, we can learn.
I still work at the hospital with people who have lost touch with Good Dreams and Hope. I am sure each one of you might also know someone sad or depressed. Maybe I'm asking for your "Chicken Soup" stories. I don't know. It just seems to me that you all, like me, have had many turning points, *THAT YOU TURNED*. They have made you the great examples you are today.
As Oprah and Richard say, "Millions are Noticing." Everything we say or do affects someone. Our travels, pictures, rides, walks, songs even recipies are good for someone,
Yes, Yes, Lets add some Beef to this Blog!
Mary Rose

Sunday, July 31, 2005 11:56:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hmmm .. lots of blogs. Took ages to scroll through but obviously I'm missing something i.e. Who is Anony'mouse referred to in a posting by Vj I think (looks like her style of writing??) Can't find any name like that but maybe I missed it.

Hey BDNC, I've popped in for a little update and visit. Saw your posting so hi hi hi .... *LOL*.
So you're posting from British Columbia ... interesting!!!!!! Gotta go to my atlas to see where in hell is Kamploops *LOL*.

Hope you're well though, you little techie you ;). Your photos are gorgeous. Also impressed with Canadian Bloggette and Leslie ... trojan work my friends, lovely pics!

Have you all entered the process i.e. the 'competition'???

Ciao ...... Phyl

Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:38:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. Happy ... how are you my friend? See what you started with the html thingy ... tags and blue type blah blah *LOL*.


Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:41:20 PM  
Anonymous said...

Mary Rose- your request to share inspiring stories is sweet, but I fear we are not adhering to Richard's request to stick to the intent of this blog--Romance and Adventure. He shut down the blog because there was too much other "news" being shared and he suggested that ladies set up their own blogs. And they have ! Click on clickgirl or leslie or bdnc's name (sorry if I forgot anyone) and it will take you to their blog pages where you will need to click again on one of the lines under "blog" to get to to the blog page. Then add your comments just like you do here!

There your request will be welcome and sharing abounds !

Also for those who think the blog is a way for Richard to get to know you -- it is not supposed to be-- your blog activity and words are not part of Richard's process for choosing. He states that the application materials are the video, bio and photo.
He said he is not matching your blogging with your application, too much (and more) work.

I personally wish that once a blog hits a max of 100 comments, a new one would appear -- I would even welcome blog posts from our blog monitor or a member of the panel -- their perspective or observations or encouragement or news dictated from Richard ! Richard, you don't have to do it all, really !

Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:58:07 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Oh My Gosh Phyl oh girl where ya been. We've all missed you and your tecchie remarks. LOL I was wondering if you just got mad when RR cut the blog off. We've got several gals that have their own blog thing going now. Cheryl, Canadian Blogette, Leslie, and Bdnc and can you believe their all living in Canada. Puters must be much easier to use and more advanced than ours in the USA - cus I've tried to get my blog going and I'm struggling. Maybe I'll get it done before RR picks his lady companions.

I'm now emailing back and forth with about 7 of the ladies and swapping pics and all. It's been a blast getting to know them and we're planning a cruise.....one gal wants to go the the Mexican Riveria, I suggested Belize becuase we have a Belizian lady writing in here. So ya wanna come.

I've yet to get HAPPY to join in on the email thing, but invite both of you ladies to email me so we can get to know each other better.



Sunday, July 31, 2005 2:59:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

Well Mary Rose, you have a lovely blog yourself, sorry I missed that announcement. SO -- hopefully everyone will pop over their to share their stories and keep this blog for its intended purpose.

Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:03:36 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Whoopes I forgot to add in Clickgirl she also has her own blog page. All of the sites are amazing. I'm really enjoying Cheryl's pics and comments. Why for a little tiny woman she sure is spunky. LOL

Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:05:41 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

MaryR I started to write something, because I think your idea is great and then the more I typed the more I decided I didn't want to rehash my surviver tale. I spent 5 years recouping from a bad marriage and now all I can say is I am healthier than I've ever been, happier than I've ever been, and have my beautiful self-esteem back. I can laugh again which I hadn't done in years - I can see the beauty in life itself and like a sponge cannot get enough.

I went to the movies last night and saw "March of the Penguins". What an incredible survival these creatures go through to have off-spring. Their struggle to exist is unbelievable in the most unimaginable weather conditions. In some parts of the flick I was totally stressed out and then was laughing at other parts. It was an emotional roller coaster. Sorta of like my life. LOL

Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:11:12 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Yo Suzanne,
Keep the faith...it took me an unbearably, incredibley and VERY long time to get my Blog thangie up and running.....keep on truckin', it is worth it...great sense of accomplishment: doesn't take much at this stage!!
Perhaps the moral to your story re Blog is:

Canadian Women Rock and Rule!!!

Chuckle!!Just kidding!! Pretty quick witted for a Sunday...yah! Hope no one is sensitive...absolutley zero offense intended!!
La Belle xox

Welcome back Phyl!!! (hey that could be a song!)...we missed ya...check out my Blog for answer to your question re competition and I welcome your, as always, intelligent commentary xox

Mary...yet another one of my mantras:
Look upon tragedy as an opportunity....... to turn tragedy into triumph!!
LA Belle xox

Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:24:18 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard-- you asked for feedback about the store-- please tell your online store manager that the thongs "sized to fit juniors" most likely won't be a big sale item with this crowd :)

Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:42:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Suzanne

Thank you for your 'welcome back'. I also should have included you in my 'hello' but there was so much stuff to catch up on!!!!!!!!!!! Major apologies ;). Jeez do you really think my postings were tetchy??!! I just tend to put forward an alternative viewpoint which I think is healthy. I know you do too :).

Incidentally, the postings after Geezer's ones were mine. I only realised I forgot to sign my name when I was scrolling. Therefore, I'm probably the 'irritating anonymous' one RR referred to: quelle charming!! But hey, I may not be the one he was referring to so benefit of the doubt to you Richard :). Not really bothered one way or the other. Probably also the target of the 'anony'mouse reference!!! bit weird but sure there you go .... can't please all of the people all of the time etc etc.

Great that some of you guys are emailing each other and planning a cruise no less .... how posh *LOL*.

To Belizegirl: I'm getting confused with names here, think yours is Suzan???? Apologies if I'm wrong.

Lots of blogs worrying about whether this or that posting is what Richard wants/doesn't want. Basically his choice to leave the blog here or close it. No big deal.

As I write my computer is grinding away doing a 'disk cleanup' ALL OF ITS OWN ACCORD .. lol ... cheek!!
Probably feels it's necessary when I'm blogging here *LOL*.

As to WHERE IVE BEEN ... well I've been busy with personal stuff. Won't bore anyone with details.

By the way, I emailed the Geezer out of curiosity (with no agenda)and got replies. He? seems very nice and normal ... and it would appear he is travelling with someone he met ... which is lovely for both of them. So I just take things as I read them and respond and therefore assume he is a real person. If not, then no harm done anyway ... harmless prank.

Ok ....... will stop now and wait for further onslaught!

Love to everyone but especially to those who missed me ..... merci beaucoup :):):)

ciao ... Phyl

Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:37:35 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
Good Evening from stormy Arizona skies. I just had to ck for responses before going into work.
" Senior Bachelor is a story of one man's search for Romance and Adventure." Along his journey he found US. What an "Amazing Race!"
Thank you Phyl, LaBelle and Suzanne. We are "Survivers." We are here as examples of the benifits of extra Courage and Hanging on.
Mary Rose

Sunday, July 31, 2005 5:49:07 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi my friends one and all.....
Hey has anyone heard the rendition of this song by: Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'Ole, I beleive he is Hawaiian.
I keep hearing it and finally tracked down the info. I give it a 10++++, try to find it and listen....so worth it..beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL!!

Should be our Senior Blachelorettes aka Blogette Babes "theme song"
so........whaddya think?? Everyone needs a theme song afterall!!

Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Best in health, love and life to all
La Belle xox

Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:22:25 PM  
bdnc said...

Phyl girlfriend....great to see you again..*hugs* :-) BTW, thanks for your kind complement...
Funny you know, i responded to the Geezer as well, was just curious. Unfortunately, i did not get a response... tsokay.. no big deal right? :-) Hey, don't be a stranger eh? It's been a long day and i need to get some rest... so till next time...Goodnight everyone!

Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:12:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

hello richard
i was just wondering if you have travelled in canada and if so where did you go and what have you done? you should consider going to edmonton ab and the west edmonton mall they have theme rooms , you can look at www.fantasylandhotel.com it would be a great place to meet.

Sunday, July 31, 2005 7:28:44 PM  
Anonymous said...

IZ Israel is Hawaiian: Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole is his full name. The great tenor is no longer with us. I believe the great young talent died of a heart attack. One of his best audio recordings/CDs is called "Facing Future." This CD contains the rendition "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" earlier referenced. It is worth getting. Another great musical artist, who also died, has a brilliant rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" too: Eva Cassidy on her CD titled "Songbird."

Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:15:22 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Thanks for info Anonymous,
There is no end to the wealth of information within Blogville!! Who knew???
PS...I have all of Eva Cassidy's CD...they are fabulous.

Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:25:12 PM  



Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:04:21 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Evening Richard, Ladies

did ya miss me??? huh? well? did ya? lol...

Hello Phyl.. Wow!!!!
Okay, My name changed, but I didn't, lol... how have you been? I noticed you forgot to say hi!!! thats okay ~
`i will remember that!!!
My oldest daughter and her husband flew in friday from Virginia, my ex-husband will be here on wednesday from Idaho, family reunion for my girls (28 & 26) so this is the only chance i have to quickly say hello to everyone and to let you know that i was actually missing you guys!.. now how wrong is that???? LOL..so instead of getting my beauty sleep here i am sitting up in the dark'''' just so i can say HELLO''LOL.. I AM going to try to keep up with what is going on, but I might miss a few things here and there, due to having so much fun with my family.... guess I will just have to fake it, and pretend i know what is going on...just like a soap opera, cause when i clicked on here tonight and seen how much there was to read, and it had only been a day and a half i thought wow/lots of loven going on...speaking of that.. i will leave it at that and close.


Have a Wonderful Night
Wanda Whitworth

Monday, August 01, 2005 12:50:09 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone (that includes you too Richard :) and the blog police ;))

Wanda: Major apologies friend, got bogged down with reading ... BIG HELLO TO YOU ;)... why did you change your name? Enjoy your family reunion! Oh and hope that was an idle threat *LOL*.

Hi also to La Dolce Vida .. thank you. Always enjoy your posts :).

Hi also to Mary Rose and Clickgirl ... love your blog sites and always enjoy your posts here :).

Now I'd better get me war gear on for taking up so much space say 'hi' ;).

'Somewhere over the Rainbow'... my mum always sang that song when I was a child. I must remind her of it. Big Judy Garland fan.

I've never heard the other version of it but have heard Eve Cassidy's. Isn't she Irish ... I should know but not quite sure whether she was born here or not? Beautiful voice.

Gotta go ... stuff to do in garden before it rains AGAIN. It's a long weekend here and its rained so much Fri, Sat, a lot of Sun and ominous clouds gathering again.
There was a posting from someone, I think it was Klew?? which referred to rain at a burial ceremony and she said 'the clouds cried'. Now I keep remembering that and wonder why they're crying so much :). Ah well, everything passes as we all know.

Lots of love and hugs to all

Ciao ... Phyl

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:13:43 AM  
Claire said...

Great to see you signing in Phy! I could tell that a couple of those anonymous posts were you, but I really don't think you are the "annoying" one (chuckle). Glad you don't sweat the small stuff.

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:18:21 AM  
Claire said...

mary r, Did you pc me and ask me to write email? I have to be careful on the web, you know, so I will await your answer before doing so.

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:20:38 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good Morning Phyl et all,
BTW....a little tidbit of info for ya.....Eva Casidy was American, I believe from California, she sadly died at 32 from Melanoma... all her songs were realeased by her parents posthumously. While she was alive she could not get any labels to sign her on and release her music.......imagine!!

Have a good one
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:52:05 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Well, well!!
PHYL - I've been thinking about you recently, wondering if you were really serious about blogging out of here! Glad to see you're back! (BTW- I'm not the Belize girl, although I am foreign-born!). I've missed your wit. Some have come a long way with their 'sassiness', and it's fun to read, but I've felt less inclined to jump in they fray (mainly because there hasn't been much lately). S0... the 'Geezer' appears to be legit? Wonder how we can tell? Has anyone spoken to him? Where is the someone he allegedly took to dinner (wasn't it in Newport?. Wouldn't mind have a lobster dinner in Newport, either!)

I don't know if you all get as overwhelmed as I do when I'm away from this blog for a few days. Last week I had egg in my face for repeating some of what I thought to be usefull news, only to be promptly chastised for not having read a previous posting on the same thing (the cellphone emergency contact numbers - ICE). I was in a hurry to post, and didn't have the time to go through all that had been posted. Which leads me to the following:

I seriously think it would be easier for everyone, even YOU our Host, to catch up or "compartment" the different days if we had more frequent Blog updates from Richard. It wouldn't take more than a couple of sentences, and we wouldn't have close to 300 of our exchanges to read through, scroll down, or like I did, place a posting without have read all the previous postings first! Que pensez-vous, Richard?

Suzan, from Forest Hills

Monday, August 01, 2005 7:41:22 AM  
bdnc said...

Good Morning! :-)
just downloaded Kamakawiwo'Ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" version and I LOVE IT. It's a good way to start the day..... Thanks Canadian Bloggette!!! Odyssey2 is marvelous...he he he... cotton candy? .... we'll get along really good...

You all have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 01, 2005 7:43:33 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Yo bdnc,
Fabulous isn't it.........theme song for BB or SB ????
Whaddya think??
Will try to post part of Thailand later today.......Bangkok, will attempt to do in logical order this time!!

Monday, August 01, 2005 7:50:30 AM  
bdnc said...

CB, i just sent you an e-mail. And i say "Ai" for the theme song.;-))

Monday, August 01, 2005 8:26:37 AM  
Anonymous said...

Yes, let's hear from "Geezerette" --maybe she'll share the scoop on Geezer.

Forest Hills-- I guess we're going for a record here for number of postings. I suggested that after a blog reaches 100 comments, a new one begin -- maybe even something from the blog monitor, a friend or panel member.

Richard, I don't think any of us would be oppossed to information from anyone you choose to write a new blog post. You really don't have to do it all and we like that you are reviewing tapes and working on the Search.

Monday, August 01, 2005 8:32:57 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard and Ladies of the Blog
I have been away from the Blog for awhile and it is really refreshing to see a more positive tone.

IZ ~ Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole has (had) the greatest song, it is a combination of Somewhere over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World - one of those songs that makes you feel really good!

Monday, August 01, 2005 8:54:08 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

bdnc......just replied to yr email..
sorry.......rather long winded as per usual

Monday, August 01, 2005 10:03:21 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hola Signor RR,
Could ya..pretty please.. post a new Blog..eh??..need some TLC and sympathy....my right hand is showing signs of serious paralysis!!
Diagnosis?? you ask??.........it is suffering from "Scrollitis"
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 10:10:51 AM  
Forest Hills said...

You see? Yours was exactly the point I had already made waaaay many postings ago. Too many messages, and now we have our great Canadian Bloguette with "scrollitis". This is getting too much for all of us to keep up with!

I agree with the "new" Blog author. Doesn't have to be Richard. Heck, most of the recent Newsletters have been mostly travelogues, anyway. Pure "Richard content" has been evident in blog postings, as resonses, as well as his new Blogs. All well and good, but the postings/responses just start a new wave of commentaries and feedback, which could be the topic of a new BLOG.

Anyway, sorry to hear it's been so rainy there. Isn't that why everything there is so green?! If I were to go as a tourist, when would be the best time of year? Late Spring; early Fall??

Tell us about your exchange with the 'Geezer'? What did you ask him? How did he respond? I'm sure more than a few of us (those that didn't overreact to his intrusion on Richard's blog site) have been kind of curious ... There are more than one way for Richard to find a good match, with similar travel tastes, backgrounds and desires filtering (and a lot cheaper than what Richard is going to be going through with this odyssy). Examples: Perfectmatch.com and Premiermatch.com. These are bona fide matchmaking sites. No data bases, and they do all the work. Definitely something I will look into after I've been relegated to the dust bin after "D-day" (decision day!).

Best regards to all, from

Suzan, in Forest Hills

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:27:11 AM  
Forest Hills said...

BDNC - Hi!
I just clicked onto your Blog name, and it went directly to your Blog site. How did that happen? Mine goes first to this "info" page and THEN, if scrolled down and clicked on, goes to my Blog site. Hmmm? Something I should have clicked on in Settings? I'm also having trouble adding writing/captions with the photos I've managed to upload.
(Foxy Mama and Daughter! And I loved the "magazine" cover, too!)

Thanks for your help!


Monday, August 01, 2005 11:36:12 AM  
bdnc said...

Forest Hills
Hi back at you :-)
Will gladly help of course,
What i did was, signed in as "other", entered my name(bdnc) under "name" and then entered the webpage i created for my blogsite under "web page". Yours is http://suzanforesthills.blogspot.com/
just copy and paste it.
As you know, english is my second language, so i hope i explained it well.

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:38:25 PM  
bdnc said...

OH BTW, ForestHills how did you upload your photos? was it thru Hello/Picasa2? or where you add posting?

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:40:54 PM  
Nancy Spencer said...

For all of you ladies who have sent in all of the 4 items and are truely looking for the perfect man(RR) be patient. He said right from the beginning everything was subject to change because this is all new. He's doing a hell of a job trying to keep up with us all.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:17:59 PM  
drouthgolfer said...

I really enjoy your e-mails. I bet you have alot of stories to tell. I was wondering do you play golf?? I've been playing for about 8 years now and really enjoy it. I love the fresh air, the great people, and the wonderful scenery you see. Thanks for sharing everything with all of us!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:57:31 PM  

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