Saturday, July 09, 2005

Happy July 9, 2005

Hello fellow bloggers, I am exhausted! I just finished conducting an all day seminar at UCLA about filmmaking. With the Holiday this past week, and preparing for the seminar, and writing the Newsletter (yes, I do write them, and 2 people proofread them) the week has flown by! Re the questions about making the decisions for the travel partners, I do not plan to do that until after the deadline has passed and I have had the opportunity to review all of the materials sent in. Some commenters would like certain questions answered, and I understand that. I will answer the questions I feel are appropriate when I feel the time is appropriate, and mostly via the Newsletters. I hope you are having a great weekend and we will communicate next week through the blogs and the Newsletter. Very best wishes to all. Richard Roe AKA The Senior Bachelor


Ice Skater-"ella" said...

With the slings and arrows of age also come blessings: Knowing to choose silence over speech. Comprehension of honor. The sincere enjoyment of life. The sage, representing the pinnacle of masculine wisdom, is the man who has come to embody these blessings. Glowing with the light of inner strength, his face may be that of the kindly grandfather, Father Time, or the Old Man of the Mountain searching for understanding. The sage, whose potential exists in all people, is a councilor, a quiet leader, a wise man, and more. Yet, for all his authority, he never loses himself.

Though the sage consciously steps away from the fickle fancies of society, he continues to live, detached and serene, in harmony with the natural rhythms of life. His retreat from the hustle and bustle is natural, occurring because he has aged beyond the need to strive for self-centered ambition. The sage is immersed in contemplation of his own inner landscapes and the world of the spirit. Thus, he is a wise teacher as well as a shaman, willing to give of his immense store of knowledge, and patient and careful in his judgment. Without the fear of failure of youth, the sage philosophizes, constantly learning, deepening his awareness and letting his understanding of reality grow.

The transition to sagehood is a winding road, particularly in the modern world where age isn't as respected as it was in the past. Embracing the role of sage takes courage for, while he avoids being immersed in society, the sage actively opposes delusion and fakery. His wisdom remains indispensable.

But it is not simply the acquired years that make one a sage. Sagehood comes only to those open-minded enough to see the myriad connections and consequences between all beings and things. As we age, and develop intense patience, compassion, untainted curiosity, and child-like innocence, we manifest the wisdom of the sage. Though ever-humble, a true sage lives a life overflowing with richness and rests satisfied with his position, teaching and learning until the end of his days.

Is he YOU?
Ice Skater-"ella"

Saturday, July 09, 2005 7:26:59 PM  
KLew said...

Good evening Richard---My newletter went to the spam area of my e-mail and I was unable to retrieve it. I did sign up again and your address is in my preferred list. I see, in the blogs that another person had the same problem. Answering the questions at the appropriate time makes sense. Everything has a time line. Order is necessary for certain things. Hello ladies of the blog. Have a good rest of the evening.

Saturday, July 09, 2005 8:21:17 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Richard, dear, you truly are nuts. If you’re exhausted, why are you writing to us? (I’m guessing you arrived home still on a high from the seminar.) Give it – and yourself – a rest! Patience is not my middle name, so your updates are always appreciated, but we will all understand that there are only so many hours in each day.

Saturday, July 09, 2005 8:39:55 PM  
neva said...

I would like to have participated in the filmmaking seminar (for information purposes other then senior bachelor endeavor). With a little more notice I could have rearranged some activities. Will you be offering it again? online?
teleconference? to senior bachelor participants?

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:13:32 PM  
linda in tucson said...

Richard: Quite sweet to hear from you tonite! OK, I'll quit whining about when we are going to hear about your final choices....2 more months just seems a long time to keep everyone hanging! I do think it would be fun if we could all participate in things a bit more along the way. I hate to see everyone resorting to sharing recipes, ha ha.

Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:54:35 PM  
droma said...

not a typing mistake....impressive!

Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:56:09 PM  
Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH...You women are losing it! Get a grip ladies! These "BLOGS" are really getting a bit NUTS and seem to getting the best of some of out...You may have TOM CRUISE on your a__ soon telling you how it is! Truly Richard is making fools out of all of you and apparently making money head over heals with all this and hey guess who is paying! HELLOoooooooooooo What is with that? He makes a "little money" off this and little off that...this ad here this ad there...speaking here speaking there...A Movie...Oprah...I tell you...he is smart! After all this you all will have paid for the trip all on your own. So WHO is taking WHO on a trip? This is such a PUBLICITY STUNT you can smell a mile away! A darn good one too don't you think?! Who is going to vote on who? I read something that the ladies are going to place the votes for the winners. HA! LOL!!! So come on where are the Omarosa's in the bunch...YOU gotta be rememebered some how wouldn't you think. How do you do that online? This is a JOKE! This is of course interesting or I would not be sitting here wasting my time putting my 2 cents worth in...but I read and laugh and wonder what he is up to. Being a man...NO TELLING! Making money seems to be his bag though and you ladies are the ones that are going to be left holding it! What a shame! Shame there are so many women out there that are going to be let down for nothing! BUT HEY...Have fun! I WILL continue to read all this from time to time. It is the best stuff I have read in a long time. HEY RICHARD...there is an idea for you! Write a book of your blogs! Put all this junk in a book...Will probably sell like crazy (these ladies would probably ALL purchase one and that is quite a few isn't it) and get lots of laughs reading their own words! Name it something like...Bogged With Blogs! But I get a cut now when you do!!! LOL...I laugh at myself with all this. It is quite funnny and cute! You all are cute and I hope you all have fun with it. That is what life is all about right! Make it the best you can and have fun with it! This may be the funniest thing you have ever done! Keep a diary and scrapbook! You will want something the show the grandchildren!

Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:57:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

TO "ella" what are you smokin girl??

Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:58:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

Deeeeeep dudette or should we say DUDE?! I too ask...What are you smokin?? Trying to impress someone? I guess you did impress droma at least. Just what was that? What book did you quote that from? WAY TO GO! I give you a (9) clap clap!

Saturday, July 09, 2005 10:07:37 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey, ladies! Let's see if we can intimidate "ella" out of ever posting any "positive" crap again... I mean, who needs THAT???

Saturday, July 09, 2005 10:25:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

Presume you are the same person as senior ella who quoted some long stuff recently also?

Have to agree with the others on the 'smokin' comment. I can't even imagine travelling with someone who speaks like that all the time. Would be a bundle of fun (not)!!Maybe you live in a monastery (with computers) or you walk the countryside like the sages. RR is just a human being .. get real girl. Hope you are 'smokin' actually, cause otherwise I don't think this is a site for meandering quotations such as those. But, hey, each to their own.

Wonder will Droma be impressed with my spelling?? ;).

Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:33:38 AM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. last posting was not meant to intimidate in any way. Not into that :) but do happen to agree with the postings before mine.
I've read that type of writing but really it's something you read and take on board for yourself if you wish, not post on a blog which is 'allegedly' meant to be fun :).

Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:38:37 AM  
Claire said...

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Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:15:13 AM  
Claire said...

To Richard--Hey, keep up man!

Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:23:29 AM  
Claire said...

The sage is a male paradigm. It doesn't seem to me that RR needs one.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:54:16 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Wait I feel cheated.......Richard were you not going to give the answer to the "who are the tennis player's/celebs" in the photo of you in your "pink IS the new black pants"

And I have been waiting so patiently and the anticiapation of it all has been pretty rough I must say (grin).


Northern California Debby

Sunday, July 10, 2005 6:15:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

Bravo Richard for being the 'new kid on the Blog!)
It truly is time for all of us, the Mature Consenting Adults to let our voices be heard. No matter how crazy/'off the wall' or wise, whatever the content of each person's contribution towards this blog:) (struggling with the name:)
freedom of speech shall prevail!!!
I am still experiencing slight discomfort when typing due to the surgery on the left arm, so a typing error is inevitable as I usually rush to get my blog in a.s.a.p! By the way when I checked my last blog I noticed a coupla errors and 'camraderie' for one:)
I love the 'words of wisdom' on the very first blog be it a 'fella'
'ella' 'cinderfella' 'senior-ella'
'seniorella' thank you, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and we sure could use a lot more, me for one!!!! :)
So, I say HOORAY for all the POSITIVE and fun thinkin' bloggers
the snide comments just make us want to carry on with what we are doin'!
Keep up the good work Richard, you WILL meet your Soulmate, no matter what!! You have gone 'where Angels fear to tread' with this bloggin' and Quest for Romance and Adventure
BRAVO again, you 'nu kid on the Blog'
Ciao for now
Senior Bachelorette :)
'out of africa'
Toronto Canada
p.s. to be continued......:)

Sunday, July 10, 2005 6:39:16 AM  
droma said...

Hey Ladies,
I am impressed with all your typing and what you write, some of which has me pull out the dictionary, like paradigm.
Since I just learned to type I try to keep my remarks got the drift of it anyway.
My excuse for mispellings, and my "username", may be explainable by my "sign off".
Richard, I still would like to know what enabled you to travel so extensively with your family at such a young age.
Auf Wiederhoeren.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:32:31 AM  
Travelin said...

Good morning ladies,
I have been off Traveling in Oregon and be entering California today and seeing the very impressive Redwoods.
I also have been watching the weather. Why don't we all stop the whining about Richard and how he is doing things.
I say lets all say a prayer for the safety of the rain soaked people of Florida. I live in Florida, as do my grown children. One in Miami, Tampa and yes Tallahassee. I am more worried about my family right now. Not if I go on a trip with Richard. I lived in the 4 times hit Orlando area last year. And will be moving to the Miami area in September with my daughter when I get home. I had lived in Miami 3 weeks when Andrew hit. So we all know what a level 4 Hurricane feels like.
So you all have an awesome day, say lots of prayers for the safety of all Floridians. It looks like its going to be another fun summer down there. And most of the damage from last year hasn't been repaired. Not enough contractors.
I will have my cell on all day talking to my kids. My Tallahassee son just schecked in. Good so far.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:56:20 AM  
Anonymous said...

I noticed in the recent newsletter that RR said his recent serious relationship was with a wonderful woman who wanted to have children.
H-E-L-L-O??? Do you think this woman was in her 50"s, 60's or even 40's??

Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:56:24 AM  
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Sunday, July 10, 2005 8:34:54 AM  
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Sunday, July 10, 2005 8:37:48 AM  
Anonymous said...

G'day again Richard/our 'nu kid on the Blog' :)
Enjoying the Tour de France....all uphill at the moment but tomorow is a 'rest day' as you well know.
Strength and perseverance at it's best, still hoping Lance wins this one considering it is his Grand Finale!
As previousely mentioned in a former post of mine, prayers and thoughts are with our Floridian Friends at this difficult time.
Please stay safe!
G-D Bless and keep us posted.
Our London U.K. friends and all those who suffer throughout the world, be it poverty, war, illness etc. this is the harsh reality of the world in which we live. Our compassionate hearts as ONE consciousness in prayer and thoughts brings comfort
to all those less fortunate than ourselves. There are some of us who have experienced unfortunate incidents during the course of our lives, I certainly have in the true sense of the word. There is ALWAYS LIGHT at the end of the 'tunnel'
With Love
Senior Bachelorette :)
'out of africa'
Toronto Canada
p.s. to be continued....

Sunday, July 10, 2005 9:15:52 AM  
Anonymous said...

I have known Richard Roe since he was 13 years old, and then was called "Midgie" because he was short for his age. I have resisted commenting to many of the comments on this site, but felt it was time to do so. I did contact Richard (I have stayed in touch with him for 50 years!!) and told him I was going to send a comment in. He didn't coach me, but said (and this is typical if you knew him) go for it!! I think if there was any way to describe Richard it would be "go for it." First and foremost, he is a GREAT guy. He did not get good grades because he was always the class clown and playing sports. You have no idea what an athlete he was, and still is at 64!! He broke all of the scoring records in Long Island in basketball and soccer in High School, and went to college (Univ. of Maryland) on a full athletic scholarship. He ended up playing soccer only as they were the # 1 team in The United States and as he was only allowed to play 1 sport at Maryland due to his scholarship. He didn't play basketball, much to his fans chagrin, as none of us doubted he could have easily been a pro basketball player. (He grew and by h.s. graduation was 6'2") Richard established some scoring records for NCAA Division 1 at U of Maryland in soccer which hold up to this day, 43 years later!!! Richard picked up the game of squash-probably the fastest sport played on two feet-and became a United States National Champion- a heck of an honor, and he never mentions this in his bio! Any sport or any game he excelled in, all the while, the best friend a man or woman could have. Can he be a pain in the rear end at times?? Absolutely. Any one with this kind of super-high-powered personality is going to be a pain to some people at times, even his good friends!!! But not a bad pain-he has seemingly unlimited energy and can be highly opinionated-and he'll voice it at the right time. I could go on and on, and Richard, I know you are reading this, and if you don't like this-too much information-you know my number, just call me and I'll not write in again. If this group is interested in more of Richard's history (and he doesn't call me to tell me to stop) I might write some more. Please have fun with this. This is his # 1 goal in life-for him and anybody who is lucky enough to come in contact with him. I will remain anonymous for now to all but Richard.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 9:24:57 AM  
Anonymous said...

Ladies this is supposed to be fun and not a constant forum for one thing or another--relax go with the flow and back off Richard for a minute. Women should know there is a money making end of this whole venture and what of it---if six women get a trip--better for them. I for one could not afford a trip like this. So we are all adults and should behave like adults. Thank you Anonymous for the information on Richard. You must have drive to be a millionaire.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:03:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Anonymous!
Would like to know more about Richard, our 'nu kid on the Blog'
Thank you for furnishing us with this information. Just looking at his picture one can get a sense of this deep thinking, compassionate, strong-willed, intelligent, kin-hearted, lovable man!!!! I am not easily influenced by anything or anyone at the best of times and this 'blogging' etc. is 'unchartered territory' for me.
At the soon to be ripe age of 55 (July 22nd) :) Freedom 55 :) I feel only now that I am truly 'testing the waters' in going 'out on a limb' like this. Although safe 'behind the scenes' at the moment :) I am still reluctant to furnish the public with too much information about myself. I am so happy to have taken 'the plunge' in immediately checking out that beautiful sunny day April 27,
if only to cultivate a beautiful friendship with Richard 'nu kid on the Blog' :) and Friends, that alone will suffice!!!!!
carpe diem
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada
to be continued....

Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:08:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Anonymous! :)
Correction re. 'Freudian Slip':
Kin-Hearted Richard...shoulda been
Senior Bachelorette:)
'out of africa'
Toronto Canada
p.s. I was a little too excited to reply to your posting:)

Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:14:25 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Morning Richard and Ladies,
How are you this Morning, Richard?
I still have not been able to receive your news letter either, and when I go onto your (Seniorbachelor) site the newsletter has not been updated there either.
I am so wanting to read what everyone is talking about...
I do like the picture of you next to the volleyball net though, very SEXY!!! YUMMY!! Now there is a game I love to play.

Thank You Richard for reading my blogs, and answering: that you will address the questions.

To Travelin': My Prayer's to your family, and to you while you are on the road.

To Happy: Have a wonderful time with your Family and God Bless. I hope you can pop in once in a while I am going to miss your comments here.

Welcome to the New Bloggers on the Block: always glad to read new inputs...

Well My New Friends I really Like the info coming in about Richard.. Midgie huh? ME TOO... except- I still am... lol
6'2 .. I always date, my kind of guy for sure in every way.. uh huh.. this is it.. now for the kiss.. this is going to be the cinch.. sports.. yep..
well, well, tell me more.. you have my interest, I am sitting on the edge of my seat.. handsome, tall, well spoken, when is his birthday? I seem to have missed that part?

have a good day,

Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:18:04 AM  
ceesoo said...

Anonymous blogging friend of Richard -- thank you so much for the personal insight -- its just the kind of personal info we are all so curious about. YES! please keep sharing. Any insight into the kind of lady he is attracted to (in your opinion, of course) would be especially helpful (now that he has reviewed all the materials sent in so far) Also -- are you female? I am thinking, yes. Would you be willing to answer some of our questions? (you have opened the floodgates, oh dear)

Sunday, July 10, 2005 11:39:12 AM  
Claire said...

None of the comments that I read on today's blog seemed a bit "snide." They all seemed to be kidding, and I sure hope that Richard picked that up since he is fast on his feet.

Thanks, Anonymous (His longtime friend), for filling in the picture of this man even more. I think we all understand that he is a great prospective partner, and I really do wish that he will find the one he is looking for. We all love happy endings, and I will be cheering for him when I watch the Oprah show that will show his selection.

In the beginning I thought it just might possibly be me since so much of the things he'd said about why he hadn't met the woman was what had been going on with me. I spoke to one of my sons, showed him my bio., and asked him what he thought. His response was hilarious. He said that if he were mature (he really is at 40 with 4 children), he'd make me one of the finalists. I am still laughing over that one. No, I'm not deluding myself any more and just wish him and many of the ladies the very best.

Just one thing more, and then I'm off the blog--every communication I've had from Richard has been honest, gentlemanly, and considerate. He is certainly one in a million!

Sunday, July 10, 2005 12:05:28 PM  
leslie said...

Good afternoon all - just got up as I seem to be suffering from some kind of "bug."

To Richard's anonymous friend: thank you so much for the information about Richard. That makes one more thing we have in common - soccer. My Dad was very famous locally when he played on the St. Andrews soccer team as a young man. He then went on to being a linesman and referee. When I "graduated" from elementary school, Dad let me wear one of his many gold medals on a dainty gold chain for the ceremonies. For several years he was Commissioner of Soccer for the province and in 1987 was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. Dad was also a baseball player but his heart and soul was soccer. He always had his daughters involved as much as possible in sports. Two of us played basketball and softball so Dad took us to see the Harlem Globetrotters, practised softball with us in the backyard (we were on what was called Junior Miss teams), and encouraged us in all field events (none of us were runners). Later on, in my 20s, I played softballl on an office team for fun. Now as a teacher, I go out and watch some of my students play fast pitch on teams around town. Sometimes, I have to spend 15 minutes at one diamond, go to another diamond for 15, then another, and another. (4 diamonds in the park) No one is ever left out. They just love it when I show up.

Well, off to relax on the patio - am almost finished The Da Vinci Code - rivetting. Have a great Sunday all.

Leslie in VanCan

Sunday, July 10, 2005 1:10:42 PM  
macushla56 said...

Wanda - thank you so much for mentioning you couldn't access the most current newsletter either... thought I was really losing it! I did check after church today and the July 7 newsletter is there --- hurray!!!

Richard - thanks again for the update! BH

Sunday, July 10, 2005 1:18:41 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Being a HS, collegiate athlete can be one of the best character builders in life, lotd and lots of discipline.

Our family was fortunate enough to have three collegiate athletes. Two went on full-ride shcolarships. A daughter, basketball, in Colorado; A son football, in Texas; and the youngest daughter palyed JUCO volleyball. All their boyfriends and girlfriends are also athletes.

BTW, I too agree that Richard looked very good in the photo taken on the beach and in front of the vb net.....huba-huba. Nice abs (hope this isn't too racey of a comment).

Well it is certainly fun reading all the other post/blogs. What will happen when its all said and done?!?

Deb Eddy

Sunday, July 10, 2005 1:33:30 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

To Richard - Know how you said it is hard for guys to write about themselves? I love what your long time friend wrote, please encourage her (him?) to continue to write about you. Take care and know that I really want to meet you.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:00:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard! Our 'new kid on the Blog':)
Checked out the Etruscans on Google
fascinating and mysterious, thank you for recommending it! I am going to look for Kuki Gallman's other book 'African Nights' she writes with passion and honesty!
Still gotta see 'Pop and Me'.
You have a 'gem' of a friend in 'Anonymous',the one who knows you for 50 years!!!! True Blue friends are hard to come by
ciao for now
Senior Bachelorette :)
'out of africa'
Toronto Canada
p.s. gettin' kinda used to this daily bloggin' :) hard to believe it is almost 3 months already!!

Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:02:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Ella ~ I love that, beautifully done. Did you compose it? Either way, thank you.

To: VJ ~ I'm rooting for Lance as well! Love that your glass is always full.

Fellow Blogettes ~ I don't smoke (~.~)


Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:03:54 PM  
droma said...

Richard, what a sportsman you are!!
Since we have an international forum here, maybe someone can answer me a longtime question:
Are sports competitions/ scholarships connected with Highschool/ University in other countries? In Germany there are no competetive games played between
schools. If one wants to participate in any sport, there are clubs for everything to join.
But P.E. is mandatory all throughout school, the motto: A healthy mind, a healthy body.
Sports scholarships in the U.S.
helped much financially with my
children's education.
Tschues, Ellen

Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:52:33 PM  
Chandra said...

Hi Richard,
I can't believe how much time you must be putting into this project! You will "need" the pleasure of my company on that trip afterward just to rest up and relax. Oh, what fun we could have. I hope that you are a kid at heart like I am.
These bloggers are a riot and I just wonder if they have a life? It's a riot to read the silly stuff they write.
Since I have never done this blogging I am wondering if these bits of wisdom are getting to the right place?
I am working on my video and my bio so just hang tight and know that this "SENIOR BACHELORETTE" from the Chicago area will be getting you the information before the deadline. Hang in there because this babe is going on that trip with YOU! I have all the time in the world to go with you and you will be pleasantly surprised to quickly learn how much we have in common! I can't wait to meet you or talk to you.
That's enough for now and if you can spare one minute please give me some kind of sign that these little blogs are getting to you?? email: (or even have your proof readers let me know.)
Because, you see, I have no idea what I am doing with blogging........and heaven only knows if these emails are going anywhere?? I will compose them of substance if so.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:13:48 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Evening Everyone..
well I have just spent the day with my grandson, granddaughter,
my daughter, and son-in-law, what a beautiful day.. I hope you all had a wonderful day too..
My oldest daughter and her husband will be flying out on the 30th:)yeah..... I can't wait, we just got the phone call, how exciting is that? they live in Virginia, and as most of you know, I live in Montana~ they will be here for 2 weeks, but don't worry you won't lose me, I will keep up..oh but thats not all, my ex-husband, will be coming up from Idaho to visit her too, along with his parents, they will be staying in Polson for 3 days at least.. should be fun!!!
I am always up for a good time!


I am so proud of myself!!! hey, hey, hey, see it just took some time of digging around in Danny's Computer, Which by the way-

some of you that have sent e-mails to me and I have replied-YES IT DOES SAY (DAN)in front of not delete it..
don't be alarmed... it is me, I am using my son in laws computer..

I am very comfortable with who I am and where I have been, I don't know where I am going, However
Now that I know I can continue my new chapter in this stage of my life, a new adventure or journey if you will, in search of my soul mate, without being bound in any
manner that I would have to stress over, I am ready to go.

I do have conditions of my own though, you to would have to meet.
In the event you choose me, I have a few things that I will require from you, you will learn of these things in a later blog....
until then
Have a wonderful evening,

Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:24:20 PM  
onrynurse said...

Hi Richard, I bet you are tired!!
It has ben a crazy busy week for all, I think with the Holiday in there!
To all out there in blogger land....Patience Patience!! We ALL can't go on the trip!! Let's at least be able to be happy for the lucky gal who wins Richard's heart!!

Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:49:58 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I do read all of the comments-I check many times a day!! One of the reasons I started this was so that I could see questions and comments on the blog and then answer the ones I feel are appropriate in the Newsletters. This avoids adding to a huge backlog of e-mails, which I currently have. I am the only one who writes the blogs, Newsletters, answers the e-mails, etc. Believe me, I have never worked this hard in my life!! I enjoy it, but it is very, very time consuming. So please comment away, and I'll answer via the Newsletters when timely. Cheers to all, I'm going for a bike ride. Richard Roe

Sunday, July 10, 2005 6:05:45 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Richard, His Anon Friend and anybody who cares: :-)
Questions are good... if you want to know something, ask. My intentions are good....I asked not to attack Richard or change anybody's mind (which is so impossible to do cause we are all adults, right?). I am sure RR have enough wisdom to understand why comments and questions are being posted. This search is a learning process for everyone. I don't stir the pot, I don't play games or pretend to be somebody i am not. So if i ask certain questions, don't take it the wrong way.
Having said that... You all have a good evening, let's keep it light and let's all get along :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:17:28 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard! Great to hear from you again so soon. And that you're reading the blogs (hopefully getting a feel for some of us). I finished "The Da Vinci Code" and am now turning to another Rohinton Mistry book "Such a Long Journey" which takes place in India 1971. Have you read his book "A Fine Balance"? Just wondering since you wrote about your love of India.

Have a nice evening when you get back from your ride - just relax.

Leslie in VanCan

Sunday, July 10, 2005 7:27:10 PM  
Debby Eddy said...


I must say at times my spelling is soooo bad, but actually most are just typos.

Is there a spell check option with this blogging thing.

I'm watching Jaws (remember that one from the early 70's? But none of the characters were hep enough to wear pink pants (or courageous enough, like our hero, Ricardo). However, the mayor of Amnityville had a really funky blazer with little anchors or sailboats on it. I love watching old movies. After Jaws I am going to watch I Dreamed of Richard....I mean I dreamed of Africa.

Eeewww the giant shark is trying to eat the little guy in the shark cage. My sister and I are going to Maui for 10 days for both of our birthdays. Mine is August 17 (50); her's is October 21 (47). Our father is sending us in September because its the middle for both of us, and he is a cool pops. Anywho, she has never been before and I have. I'm going to take her snorkeling off of Maulikini....another eeeewww there goes Quint in the giant sharks jaws. Oh sometimes I get off track, my sister is afraid to go snorkeling because of sharks. For anyone reading who has never been snorkeling once you go down the first time (eeeewwww) you forget about everything and you're transformed into another world.

Parasailing is sort of the same way. I did tht in Matzatlan, right off the beach. Beach start, beach landing, really cool. Can take your breath away when the wind changes and you drop a few feet only to be whisked right back up again by a gust. Then you have to watch for the flagger down below on the beach. When he waves his red flag you have to pull on one side of the rope, and that pulls your chute down and you sort of just coast down and land. That is the sort of stuff I enjoy doing. Plus golf, and I used to play softball and tennis. I would like to pick up the tennis again, and probably will in Hawaii.

Had the best tuna steak for dinner cooked on the bbq. Why am I rambling. I need to go and change the dvd.

Good night ya'all. Leaving for Lake Tahoe in the am. Going to do some sailing and just hanging out, should be fun.

Till we blog again.


PS I don't really care what anyone thinks about chatting on this blog site. Its better than hanging out and trying to be picked up by some eeeewwww kind of person. I'm not into having to have someone for the sake of just that, having someone. It is ok to be alone. I mean sure we all have our moments, but they don't last all that long. I'm not implying that I would not want to be considered in the final round of this thing, not at all. It is going to be a dream come true for one or more women. I haven't dated in a year and a half, but I don't dwell on it. I just enjoy reading all the comments. And we are all entitled to our own personal opinions!

And I don't get the earlier blog about Richard making money off all this, and the guess who's paying thing. I've only been out the price of postage when I mailed in my packet to the R-man, and if he prospers from the venture, more power to him for being so SMART.

K, now for real I'm signing off.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 8:32:39 PM  
neva said...

Debby Eddy

The sharks leave Maui before September!!! Sorry I mean the whales!!! The sharks stay forever.
Last week someone dumped fish remains below Flemming Beach and about a dozen sharks came so close to the beach that it was closed for a couple of days.

Glad you are coming to Maui and are going to Molokini. If you get a chance take the Expeditions Ferry over to Lanai from Lahaina for a day as well. Great snorkling (a marine preserve)there as well. Lunch at the Manele Bay or the Lodge is a treat as is the SPA at Manele Bay if you have the time and money.

If I can help with your trip, let me know, I have lived on the West side for about a year and a half.


Sunday, July 10, 2005 9:06:42 PM  
Debby Eddy said...


That was kind of you and I will make sure and NOT tell my baby sister about the closing of the beach. Wait that would be mean not to tell her.

We are staying at the Aston at Papeka for nine nights.

I will certainly look into your suggestion!

Thanks once more.

Aloha back attcha


Sunday, July 10, 2005 10:16:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, our 'nu kid on the Blog' :)
Oh what a beautiful mornin'
Oh what a beautiful day
I've got that wonderful feelin'
Everythin's goin' my way

And what a beautiful morning it is here in Toronto Canada, approx. 7.23am and the birdies chirpin', love to hear their morning and evening song outside m' window!
Yes, I do have a Life and full it is with my daughter staying here with Rabbit 'in tow' for the Summer.
She leaves end of August, back to university, 3rd Year Psychology. All she can think of is her upcoming sojourn to Israel on 13th July, all expenses paid for 11 days through Birthright Israel for Youth 17 - 26 years. (They should offer it to Seniors too:)I have yet to visit The Holy Land!
Hawaii is also on my list of places to visit:) I saw a documentary on the remote hideaways and it is absolutely beautiful, lush and green! I love Pilot Guides/Lonely Planet on OLN and try to see as much of it as possible. One of the female narrator's name is Justine Shapiro, she was born in my 'home city' Cape Town South Africa.
Just re-read the 'ice skater-"ella" post on The Sage...I like it a lot:)would love to meet someone like that, a lot to learn from him, maybe "ella" is refering to our 'nu kid on the Blog/Richard' nobody knows, only the shadow and he won't tell:)
carpe diem
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Vj...alias ~~flowingwhitewater~~
Toronto Canada
to be continued...
'smile' :)

Monday, July 11, 2005 4:55:49 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Claire

Well said. I didn't see any snide remarks either, just some people (thankfully) with a sense of humour.

To RR's friend ... thanks for filling in a bit... presume he has a sense of humour like yourself!

To Richard ... how do you like being called 'nu kid on the blog' on such a regular basis ;). Thought it was YOUR blog in the first place!!!!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2005 6:44:26 AM  
Anonymous said...

Re: HTML tags.

Thanks for the info from my anonymous friend :) and for the site info. Will check it out when I get a chance.

Oh by the way, yes you can tell ... you just won't ... lol.
Now I wonder why ??????????

Hi to everyone else with a sense of humour. The rest of you can pretend I don't exist ... ;)

ciao .... P

p.s. agree with Claire re 'non snide' comments ........ *sighs dramatically*

Monday, July 11, 2005 6:54:21 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Morning Everyone!
Well I was up early and walking with my daughter, and now she is off to work~ So I of course am reading the blogs~checking in! and then I have to get busy too..

How was your Bike Ride Richard?

Normally I would have a few dates over the weekend to tell you about,
but this weekend I spent with my family, and this coming weekend we are all going camping, our favorite thing to do! so I won't have any dates to tell you about, bummer... joking.. I would much rather be camping!

Well I have a lot to do this mornin
so I will check back in a bit..

hav a good un


Monday, July 11, 2005 7:06:56 AM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Happy Monday, Richard, and all you lovely bloggers. I hope you get a walk on the beach before you dig in today. Just wondering if anyone brought up your "Quest" at the film seminar. That would have been a perfect time for any of the ladies who lives in the area and participating in this trip we are all taking to get up close ... but not too personal. If it did get mentioned, hopefully it didn't overshaldow the purpose for the seminar. How many attended?

It was nice to hear what your friend had to say about you, Midgie...wonder if you resented that nickname then. Got to get to work myself. Everyone have a great day and enjoy! Brenda

Monday, July 11, 2005 7:34:11 AM  
travelin said...

Hello from California everyone.
Grams and I crossed into CA at 11:11 am and one of the first things you see are those gorgeous redwoods. Stunning.
The kids made it just fine down in Florida, they all checked in several times, there Dad kept checking in to let me know they were checking in. My daughter did mention a catfish swimming down the street though.
I did a final check with them last night and asked for a final check in via text, and my youngest in Tallahassee types back "in". That is what you get from too much studying.
My Grandmother wonders how I can drive all these winding twisting roads for so many hours a day. I said I had great practice as a beverage cart girl for the last 4 years. At least I have power stearing, a nice SUV and no golf balls coming at me.
I am thinking of taking the day off from driving, do some much needed laundry, sit by the pool and read a book. And also map out the best way to get from here to the next park. I am 2 hours north of Sacremento. Any ideas on that one? I am jelous of Richards bike ride. I could definately use some exercise. I also need to do a fire check in the mid west, so I know what's going on.
How come it gets so hot out here in CA? 101. And who says FL is hot. Hard to believe I was in snow 2 days ago at Crater Lake.
Have an awesome day everyone. And thanks for the information on Richard from his friend of 50 years. My best friends are over 30 years each. Back from girl scouts, and high school. One of which is my cradle baby friend. Our parents went to school together, and we were literally in the cradle together. He gives the best hugs in the world. And always seems to know when I need one. I love hugs and cuddling.

Monday, July 11, 2005 7:34:11 AM  
Anonymous said...

Good Day to all! :-)
Hope your day is as bright as mine.

To Phyl:
You are so right my friend. I won't...:-) I guess, the thought(or hoping?) of Richard knocking at my door when he finds out where i am blogging from is too much for me to handle. Could it be Paranoia?! *lol*

To DE:
No dates for a year and a half! Girlfriend.. try 4 years. :-( although.... it's my choice. I keep busy with books (Da Vinci Code, could not put it down), friends and self.

But now i am so ready to "go for it" ;-) Did you get that Richard? *giggles*

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:28:21 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Bon Jour Richard!
I can only imagine a smile on your face with all these comments. What a variety of people! It was nice to hear about your sporty talents and achievements. I too like setting goals and achieving them. When I was doing a sim ride for my captain's upgrade our motto was "Bring it on". Like I tell my son "Attitude is everything!!" It sounds like you have a good one. Make it a great day! Michelle Bahr

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:29:16 AM  
leslie said...

Morning Richard and Ladies,

We've been having a horrible July so far - cool and rainy again today. But that won't stop me from going to aquacises.

Richard, since you love the beach so much, check out this site to see what we have to offer you in "Hollywood North."

Simply click on the photos to see a larger image. Of course, there are lots more beaches in the outlying areas, including mine which has the warmest and cleanest soft-sand beach of all AND includes beach volleyball!

Okay then - have a great day everyone.

Leslie in VanCan

Monday, July 11, 2005 8:54:18 AM  
Anonymous said...

I am a fun and funny, outrageous, contradictory, unpredictable, zany, sensualist female....

This one man is going to have his hands full with all these women.

Carpe Diem

Monday, July 11, 2005 9:31:01 AM  
Adventurous said...

Hi! Everyone that blogs.

To Richard Roe Hello!

No disrespect to anyone if I don't do a lot of talking about other things right now. It is because I am focus on one thing right now and that is the very reason for this bloggers spot, is to discuss and ask any questions that we want to Richard and get them answered collectively, until he has choosen his 15 candidates after the submission deadline date. Then and only then will we know. Mean time we can ask questions and it will be his choice to answer:

My first question is:(keep in mind all questions are respectfully asked)1. When you say all video's will be used in the MANNER,AREA,WORLDWIDE,AND POSSIBILITY OPRAH,as you see fit. I want to know from you what do you mean? and explain it to me in details.

I strongly feel that it is a very fair question. If it was me stating the same statement to you, what would be your response? Any good business person never signs or say yes, to anyone without first making sure that it is understood what they are signing or saying yes too. So what would you do if this was reversed?.

You just finished checking out a Dateing service and told us it was a good and trustworthy site. You just wanted to be sure,well we just want to be sure. I will speak for me. I want to be sure. And if I can't get clear answers than I will do as I am doing following the Newsletter and reading the blogs.

2.Manner-meaning what?
4.Worldwide-Where? Names
5.Why can't I say yes or no?
Think about it you would do just what I am doing, asking questions and expecting answers. Business is business. I want to know who is going to be looking at me and deciding what to do with me. I too have a mind and I value me very highly. For I am somebody. I am not a desperate lonely woman that will do anything not even for fun and adventure. Life is valuable and very precious and every decision does count. I want this journey to be without hidden clauses. I truly think you do know what I am saying Richard. And since I do believe that you are a good man and do keep your word. I expect an answer in this upcoming Newsletter or this blog. Again respectfully submitted. Signing off(over look the tpying errors) The Adventurous Dallas Queen. The last Newsletter was your best one it was more detailed. Focus to the end.:)Later!

Monday, July 11, 2005 12:25:44 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Bon Jour encore Richard!
I was reading your newsletter and your interest in the Etruscans and was curious if you have read anything about the Cathars and the Cathar Crusade? Many Cathars ended up in Northern Italy. When I lived in France friends and I studied a bit about them and visited their ruins. History intrigues me :)
Make it a great day!!! Michelle Bahr

Monday, July 11, 2005 12:51:26 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings once again Richard,
Tennis has always been one of my favorite sports to play and watch. Anyway the hairdos are cute but deceptive :) Tell me if I'm correct on identifying this tennis crew;
Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and Bjorn Borg.(wish I could make the picture bigger)
Enjoy the ride! Michelle Bahr

Monday, July 11, 2005 1:11:18 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good evening Everyone

Hope you're all well.

To my 'paranoid' (not) friend:

Hmmm ... are you throwing me off the track by sort of implying that you're blogging from Calif or maybe Oregon or or or ........????

Looks like you're getting organised to enter this little competition?

Is it my imagination or is the fun sliding slowly from the blog? I think, rightly or wrongly, that everyone is beginning to sound like the 'Stepford Wives' ....

Moi? I like a cut and thrust type of interaction/repartee ... just my personality I guess but I like me ;).

Anyway, my paranoid friend ... all the states are pretty BIG in the US of A so I don't think you would be at risk of a 'knock on the door' by revealing which one to me. Your decision to use the description 'US of A' is interesting, not one which the majority of Americans use in my humble opinion ....... but then, when have I been humble.... lol.

Ciao ......... P

p.s. I'm beginning to feel like Homer ploughing through all the 'Ned Flanders' ...... *LOL*.

Monday, July 11, 2005 4:22:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

p.p.s. Also need to take 'Dallas Queen' out of my 'Stepford Wives' comment ... :)

Monday, July 11, 2005 4:30:48 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard, Ladies

We are having a storm here and my pitt bull is hiding in my roomate's bathtub! can't get into my shower!!!

same in France. There are clubs, no scholarships as State Universities are free. You pay a fee, books, room and board. etc. but that's it. Epernay, Champagne country, was paired with Ettlingen (spelling) In France you had to learn one or two languages I took English and German. (forgot my German!) Where are you from?

Bonjour Michelle, I don't know if Richard is interested in the Cathars but I sure am. I have been involved with their history for... a long time but never heard of them being in Italy. Do you have any info? web site?

Loved the Da Vinci code. I was not very impressed with the documentary they made though. Great infos on Da Vinci, a very interesting and complex man.

Thank you RR Anonymous friend. It was very cool. My childhood friend (50 years) still lives in France and I go and visit her every time I go there.

Thank you Ella, whether you wrote it or not is not important (to me) I like the content.

This week-end the Ions/Noetics Conference(from CA)took place here in DC. I could not go but had the pleasure of meeting the wife of one of the speaker yesterday. She gave a 2hrs free(yes!) lecture on Chinese face reading which she combines with Freng Shui in her practice. fascinating and very informative. Her mopther-in-law is Chinese. I had a great afternoon.

Who pays from the trip? who the heck cares as long as I (if chosen, still working on the "paperwork!") have a great time with an adventurous, fun and gentle companion.

Wanda, I'll join you. I am 5'1! Maybe we can carry our onw little stool! That reminds me of two couples that lived next door. The men were both at least 6ft, big and muscular, and their wifes 5'1 and petite, leather and motorcycles! great chilchood memory!

The last time, I went on a date! Oh boy! Thank Goodness, I hope it's like bicycling once you learned it you don't forget, YOu know what I mean! eh!eh! I was too busy discovering my own self!
Now the butterfly (light and free)is ready to fly again with the wings of an eagle (soaring) or a dragon (fire)!! Oh boy!!!

To: Ciao...P, VJ and Cie, I am ready and waiting for the jokes, eh!eh! keep them coming. SMILE!

Love to all, MyriaminVA

Monday, July 11, 2005 4:53:57 PM  
Anonymous said...


My understanding of the Cathars was they were based in France ... Languedoc area????????? Don't know enough about them for sure though?

Night all

Ciao ....... P

p.s. Myriam ...... great that you're keeping your sense of humour. Just keep the pit bull under control :)

Monday, July 11, 2005 5:10:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

Nice reading especially ice skater- "ella"...mmmm something to think for thought!
My wish for you is that you meet your Swan, they Mate for Life and should one die the other remains alone and pines until it joins the Mate in Spirit!
May you continue to soar with the Eagles!
From the ugly duckling, learning to fly. I am hoping to become a Swan someday :)
Birds Of A Feather....quack quack
p.s. would love to meet you!

Monday, July 11, 2005 5:18:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

*lol* You quack me up Phyl! What's wrong with the US of A description? Maybe, just maybe... there's a reason why i described our country as i did.And wouldn't you be surprise if i do get a knock at my door?

'Stepword Wives'.... Exactly how i see it. Is this normal? Too funny!

All i can say is that i am nowhere near perfect. I have flaws but nothing that a guy can't handle.

And nowhere near California or Oregon...

Have a good evening!

Monday, July 11, 2005 5:26:05 PM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

Good Evening Richard...Ladies,

Just got home from pool with grandkids..such energy! lol

Was on the boat all weekend with friends, couldn't wait to get home and get caught up. Starting to get blog withdrawals! lol

To Happy: How are the grandkids? I know you must be enjoying them. Also, the bikini wax is for me...nothing about what men prefer.

To Phyl: Not losing interest, just not going to sit by the phone either. However, I must say that I'm feeling the pressure of my stiff competition. Judging from what I've read, I'm impressed with the intellect, education and wit that you all possess. It may or may not be what he(Richard)is looking for, nontheless, am feeling less and less like a suitable contender. It's ok though, like I have said earlier, I wouldn't pass up the chance to drive 3 hours to Chicago to meet Richard, even if it was for only 15 minutes.

To Richard: How long was your bike ride this morning? Or do you go by distance? I also like that picture of you with the volleyball. How long ago was that taken? Your abs look pretty ripped! In my video I mentioned that I used to have my own volleyball team through the local YMCA. We took 1st place in the rec. league. (for the rest of you, that's the lowest Anyway, they moved us up to the "B" league the next year, we took 6th out 18 teams. I'm a great setter and have a mean overhand serve..(braggin' rights) It's been over 15 years ago, and I do miss it.

Also, and you may have already answered this, since you don't eat any/or much meat, how do you supplement your protien? I, personnally can't get enough fruits and veggies, but do make sure that I get a decent amount of protien. I love to make ground white turkey meatloaf, no breading of any kind, just egg whites and onion and green pepper, and of course, seasonings. I know the rest of you don't care to read recipes, but I love to cook and it is always healthy and wanted to share with Richard.

My search for my "soulmate" seems endless. Would prefer to go on national TV and announce to the world that I am looking and then wait for them to come This whole experience has been sort of like an endless novel, one that lasts the whole summer long. What a great book! ....hmmmmmm

PS...I had a dream last nite, and this is for real, that Richard sent me a letter of interest and signed it with XOXOX' tickled me! :)

Have a great rest of the evening all, cell phone is ringing..

I'll be back later...

All my best to you Richard,

Monday, July 11, 2005 5:36:02 PM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...


I forgot to ask..In the beginning did you get slammed pretty good with "materials", like how many per week? And are you now getting the "trickle down" effect? Just a few or 10 a week? Is it getting more manageable? Just curious..


Monday, July 11, 2005 6:10:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard and friendly bloggers! :)
Well I had to fly at a very low altitude today, below the radar, dodged the bullets and came through without a scratch. Wow
when I used the word 'snide' I had no idea I was creating a ~~monster wave~~ Aloha, now that the waters are calm, loved the pit-bull in the bathtub story...LOL...too much! :)
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Monday, July 11, 2005 6:29:12 PM  
Adventurous said...

8:02pm Good Evening Richard

Is it safe to assume at the end of this venture you will compile the videos, and perhaps some travel spots of you and the selecetd candidate of your heart. Then will you appear with her on the Oprah show,to be seen and introduced to the worldwide audiance.?

If this is so,then this would be ok with me. Just don't want to be a part of one of those reality t.v shows. That is definitely not me.

You said you were dangerous around Oreo's, I am dangerous if I put them in Soy milk.mmmmmmmmgood!:)

My son and you would have a blast, he is wrapped up, tied up in the study and reading of ancient cultures, and great military leaders.

He loves fossil of past geneological age,and old history markings. I sit and listen to him for hours telling me about different cultures on the compuer.

He loves animals and the natural nature of the land. He often will tell me that he wish it would not be destroyed. We can spend all day at the library. I started him at age two and he is 15 and still loves it.

Speaking of vegetables I enjoy having my own garden. I grew up on a farm and my Great Granny always had the best garden and orchards.

Someday I plan to write a book about some of my childhood adventures, and the many real life
stories that Granny would tell us children.

I enjoy to reading biographies and auobiographies. Spy novels are ok but I like Mysteries(real life).

Fruit, I can eat almost any kind.
Signing off. Remember to keep all this simple or it will snow you under.

Oh! why is Australia and New Zealand, two of your most favorite countries in the world? Also, what about snakes? I don't like them. Later! Adventurous 'Dallas Queen'

Monday, July 11, 2005 6:54:29 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hi Ya'all

Made it to Tahoe and it is so lovely here. It was 110 in Sacramento, hotcheemama. 80 here in Tahoe and that is warm for the moutains. Took a nice walk to the waters edge, had a water dog with me and he went crazy retrieving sticks.

Getting up early tomorrow, heading for the farmer's market. Then down to the beach. Wednesday night going for a nice evening of sailing on the lake.

Richard darlink......when can we'all expect the next newsletter, or a little bit of blogging from thee?

Ya'all have a restful evening, and a good tomorrow. We have salmon and tuna steaks on the grille for din-din, and the chef is ready to announce dinner.



PS Does anyone know how to spell good-bye in french? Horavwaa (NOT) help me out girls. Sank you.

Monday, July 11, 2005 6:58:19 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Debby,

Au-revoir. Bonsoir means good-night and that is what I am about to do.

Yes Cia ..P. The Cathars were in Languedoc, southeast of France. The count of Toulouse was richer than the King of France at the time. I know quite a lot about their history but nerver heard of them being in Italy. Only a handfull escaped (which was totally against their teachings)the last massacre with a very specific mission.


Monday, July 11, 2005 7:36:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

Goodbye in French is spelled
T-A-T-A .....just kidding

it's au revoir


Monday, July 11, 2005 7:40:09 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Anonymous I & Anonymous II

Merci (grin)

Just finished a most wonderful meal. We are about to sit around the chimminea (msp), then head for the spa. I think smores are on the menu for dessert.

We are having a party for 60 tomorrow, fun, yes?

This is sick cause I'm hooked on this blog site. It is sorta kinda like the UH Football chat line I used to post on, cept' different.

Au-revoir I'm so happy that I learned something new today!!

I've been working with my little cousin 3x's removed (she's 8)putting together a gymnastics routine. I did the splits and a cartwheel and she thought that was cool. Then her grandmother, my 1st cousin (she's 55 ) did the splits...I was out done (In age anyway). Except my cartwheel was better than hers!!! And I can put together a gymnastics routine better than she! K, nuff of that.


Monday, July 11, 2005 8:17:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Michelle Bahr

You can enlarge the photo. Just right click your mouse and SAVE AS (name it) save it ( put it into your documents, on the desktop...) then go back to it pull it up and you can enlarge it there up on your tool bar. It does get a bit more clear than that small photo. Then you can save it as the larger size. Man what is with those PINK PANTS SWEEEEEEEEEEET.????????? :-O

Monday, July 11, 2005 9:22:12 PM  
Iowa gal said...

Iowa Gal says:
Good evening to Richards friend,
I would like to say it's nice to meet you. I would like to "Thank You," for your blog. I'm glad that Richard has a friend like you! I can't believe I sent in my information. I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time. I'm behind times and never have even chatted let alone blogged. You have had the nicest things to say about him!! I think this blogging is just woman bashing women. It's not really worth the time to read. I just happened to skim through the blog and found your comments. It though is nice to know more about him. I'm sure he's a "Great," person. It's just nice to hear more about his life. I to have to admit I'd love to be the Cinderella at the ball on his arm. And just admiting just one date or an e-mail would be nice. I to am lucky to have so many "great friends," also. I'm sure I won't qualify but, the journeys I have been on were never like this. It made me step outside of my norms. I'd like to "Thank," You again for your blog. I just can't understand such a man is spending all of his time on this process. Also money doesn't make you happy. It's all about that just oh-so special person we'd like to be with and hope we'll find. Please write again!!!! I hope to see your blog*** I've had enough of Ella Bashing!!! Again "Thanks for sharing," I hope to hear more from you. Connie

Monday, July 11, 2005 9:27:32 PM  
Adventurous said...

Hi! Richard,

I do hope as you are reading this blog you are feeling your best.

Just remember to keep all of this basically simple.

I will come to the point. What type of clothing will the choosen candidates need for the first meeting at the resort? 2)Will they need to pact for one week or two?

For the one month trip what type of shots will be needed? 2)What type of clothing and how much clothing. What type of shoes?

I am asking because these things take time to bring together.

It would be really nice if some one who is an expert in this area, would offer their imput to the six ladies that are choosen. Traveling abroad is totally different than in our beautiful America.

If I was choosen, I would not want to be burden down with trying to carry a lot of excess luggage in traveling with you. Please try and remember to answer these important questions for me.

I rembered you telling us in the beginning about Clothing Ex-Officio, and I did check it out on the internet. I was very satisfied with what I found. They even had bug repellent clothing. This put a huge wonderful smile on my face.

It would be very nice if Oprah, who know all these expert people, could fit us with what we will need for trevel.(Just a thought)basically, If I am one of the select ladies, I just want to be prepared in every area.

I know that you said you are taking care of all the travel expenses while on the journey together. This is very kind of you to do this.

Just keep in mind we women take great concern in how we look.

I like to be confortable, but look nice. Make up I like, but I don't need it. Take care of you.'Dallas Queen" Signing off. Later!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:03:19 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard,

Your quest is wonderful and almost
mind-bending. My oh my, how the
world of dating has transformed for we Fun, Fit, Free, and ...
homo sapiens over the lovely 5-0.

With a song in my spirit for you
and MY quest, as well.

Cathy in Ohio

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:03:26 AM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Good Morning RR and all the other bloggers! I just came across a quote from OPRAH...."I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process." So, no matter the outcome of this adventure for the majority of us, we can always say it was a success. But there is another quote from an unknown right after Oprah's....."No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example." lol

Hope everyone has a little sunshine today...especially those of us who have been dealing with another undefeatable man by the name of Dennis. Brenda

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:04:37 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Bon Jour MiriaminVA!
Here is a great website with info on the Cathars Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks to anonymous on how to enlarge picture on my computer. Life is fun cause you learn something new everyday. Make it a great day!! Michelle Bahr

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:32:37 AM  
Adventurous said...

oops pack not pact 'Dallas Queen'

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:41:14 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone

To my 'anonymous' friend who isn't blogging from Calif or Oregon.... ok thats 2 states gone .... 48 to go ... New York/Alaska? .. long elimination process *lol* Ok at least give me your initial ......

Love your word play on the previous posting to your last one i.e. 'quack' and 'stepword' ... you're starting to crack me up ;).

I do think there's a reason why you used USofA.... just haven't figured it yet .... *something swirling in my brain* (makes mental note to read Ella's stuff again) *LOL* .... and NO NO everyone else ... I AM JUST KIDDING ... OK.

I'd be worried about you if you said you had no flaws ... would also be worried about a guy who expected someone with no flaws.

But anon ... u-say (least I think it's you ... c'mon give me a little tiny weeny clue. T-A-T-A ;)

To Marlyn

You don't need to feel any pressure. You rock girl. You are intelligent, witty and write in a lovely way. You're also brave to put that out there. Just continue to be you ... one of a kind!!!

By the way, I wouldn't mind having that recipe if you feel like putting it up. I'll take the wrath for asking ;).

To Myriam

Merci for answering my question on the Cathars. I must read up a bit more on them :).

To the person who posted that this was just 'women bashing women' I disagree. The intelligent people here agree to disagree ... freedom of speech etc etc. Not sure if you're the same person who is 'sick of ella bashing' as you so eloquently put it.... but if you read all the posts properly you would see there was no one bashing ella .... fun fun fun only .. except someone (in their opiinion) thought snide remarks were being made.... not true but again we agree to differ.

Ok .... this is WAY TOO LONG and I have to go ... so if anyone wants to 'bash' me, thats ok ... have me gear on ... bash away.

Love to all

Ciao ....... P

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:53:12 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Good Morning Richard,
I have been off on a google journey reading about Etruscan history. I didn't realize there was a Celtic connection, it's like a giant tapestry, facinating.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:13:53 AM  
Anonymous said...

Do I remember a note from Richard saying he would address the questions about the "panel" and the "resort" in the next newsletter?? Still would like to hear more about both those topics....

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:42:54 AM  
Anonymous said...

Wow, Richard. That sounds like my kind of trip. I like to stay in hostels and soak up the vibes from the travelers - I really do enjoy reading about your experiences.
I am a "people person" and have the very bad habit of eavesdropping - I've even "shushed" a date as I was so into their conversation -Nasty habit, I know - but I love to get into others interesting lives - not that mine is totally dull :)
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:44:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

This week's newsletter is in your email you an idea what kind of travel Richard goes for. I have heard that you can just forget about deodorant in these hot and steamy countries and you need to be comfortable with being damp all the time. Hot flashes anyone?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:46:52 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Phyl:
Quick and persistent. Great qualities. I was wondering if someone would pick up on that 'stepword wives'
:-)Not getting prepared to enter the competition. Not yet anyway. Do you think we should?

To Marlyn:
Phyl is right! don't get pressured cause you have the same chance of getting picked as the rest of the ladies who applied. Love recipes! so please do share. Wouldn't hurt a bit... it would just fill us right up. :-) I also love to cook and eat. So recipe away!
Favorited food: Bryers all natural vanilla ice cream. So gooood!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:07:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

Deodorant is always good to have. Was in S.E. Asia last year and definitely need it. Wear natural fiber clothing for steamy climate and hot flashes.*lol*

Try: Lecithin, primrose, up your E intake, B-complex and lotsa water.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:11:48 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Richard, you got me laughing at my mistake, by your transcript I thought you said that the picture was at Wimbledon, (with that I thought my guesses were pretty good) what you said was that you loved watching Wimbledon.
Two years ago my family planned a trip to Thailand (it has been a dream of mine since I was 10, the temples and history impressed me) anyway, Buck, my 87 year old roomate and adopted granddad, he's officially part of the family, wanted to go to see the bridge at the River Quai because he was on the bombing mission in WWII. Un fortunately he got sick 5 days before departure so we had to cancel. Oh well, hopefully another time. Make it a great day!! Michelle Bahr

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:37:35 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Good Newsletter Richard!!!!

Will you be going to Ko Phi Phi this trip. I saw pictures of folks on the internet helping to rebuild, I think someone mentioned in the Blogs that a humanitarian venture for a day or two being a great thing.

I've been surfing the net about the lodging in the Amazon region, do you know what country you and some "GI Jane" will explore. They all look exciting to me. Reminds me of my floating cabin in North Carolina. Love to all!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:42:08 AM  
Jackie said...

Richard, Quick note for you about It is an excellent service, but only as good as the depth in participants. Geographically, SE Wisconsin must have no 50-60 single men as I have only been matched to one individual...and he has been married 5 (count em) 5 times. Wish I could say more as I really had hopes for the process. Godspeed!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:55:46 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,
Great news letter. I also remember the 'warmth and wondering' I experienced from the orentials. It seemed so strange experiencing them work so hard to please us and then not being able to even take a monitary tip. I would also walk off the main streets in the mornings. I didn't feel at risk either even though my fair complection and smiling taller stance was the exception. My fun secret mission was to see how many I could actually get to smile at me after they had snuck a look from their lowered dark heads, you know like greeting friends a friendly 'Good Morning.' Success was with about everyone except the very older males. They would look right through me. I figure it might be a carry over from the war. The youngsters were the very first to smile. The young female teens are a very sad note because of all the malnutricion and child prostitution. Those "Shops' are EVERYWHERE & probably open 24 hours per day amoung the clothing, cell phones and electronics. We are so lucky to be here in Americia and even to be writing this note today.
I am wondering what was your mission or reason to be there. My guess is info seeking. I was working with a US company.
My mission for writing this AM is to share a smile and Good Morning with you also. I know it will work. I can almost feel your smile. ;-)
Best wishes and to all a Good Day.
Mary Rose

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:56:32 AM  
Mary R said...

ORIENTAL, sorry I caught it to late to change.Mary Rose

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 11:08:39 AM  
Gypsy cowgirl from California said...

Hello Richard:
Thank you that helped :>)

I will assume that you know of what I am referring.

your gypsy cowgirl from california
(not far from you)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 11:13:23 AM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard! 'Indiana Jones' :)
I am happy that you referred to this 'title' in your Newsletter, as I have previousely referred to you by this name: 'if the shoe fits....wear it' :)
Thank you for sharing a fraction of your adventures, how absolutely amazing...liked the 'backpacking'
part of it....hands free...hands on experience for sure! The best way to travel is as light as possible, it reminds me of my camping trip in 1975 through Europe as far as Bulgaria....what was Yugoslavia also Turkey etc.
I am not trying to impress you, I don't have to for I am secure and confident enough not to, but I would like to remind you that it is very important for me(should I be fortunate to travel with you)to not only enjoy the adventure...scenery and the dream of being so free, sharing with one who enjoys it equally so, of course:) but the consciousness of connecting heart to heart with all the people whom we meet along the way. By the way a good book to read is 'The Camino' by Shirley Maclaine, in fact I plan to read it again! My 'Aztec/Mayan' Medicine Woman Guide/Friend has travelled the 'Mayan Camino' which she says is even longer and more dangerous than the one Shirley walked....interesting stuff...but my 'hat off' to all those who have embarked on that amazing journey too!
The 'nu kid on the Blog' is certainly preparing himself for this upcoming Sojourn, for that it will surely be! What a once in a lifetime have certainly thought of THE ORIGINAL way to evoke interest in the possibility of meeting the potential Soulmate/Life Partner/Travelling Companion/Friend/Confidant...a full package, which is what it should be(this is my perspective:)
carpe diem
Happy Trails from a 'fellow traveller'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 11:23:38 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Sawadee-kah (Hello in Thai)
Richard and fellow bloggettes
I have just recently returned from a solo 3 month journey to Thailand and Australia....absolutely outstanding!
I spent 2 months touring Australia and Tasmania followed by a month travelling around Thailand: Bangkok, Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai area, Koh Samui etc. Hot does not begin to describe the weather, it makes our 34 degrees today in La Belle Province feel positively balmy! The heat, however, does manage to take a back seat as there is just so much to enjoy within this incredible country it leaves little or no time to fuss about the temperature. I was constantly overwhelmed by the warmth, kindness and generosity of the the Thai people...and the Thai Children!!!........ never have I met such genuinely sweet, happy and beautiful little people!!! By our North American "standards" they have so little........yet in reality they have so much more. Friends warned about the "dangers" of travelling alone in Thailand... not once did I feel compromised n or threatened only genuinely welcomed absolutely everywhere I travelled. It is incredible to me how one can know only but a few words in a mother tongue yet be so comfortable meeting and communicating with the local people via smiles and body language, we have so much to learn!
I was also so very fortunate to have travelled through the Phu Ping mountains, north of Chiang Mai, visiting the Meo and Karen Hill tribe peoples.These people are not indiginous to Thailand and are considered to be "4th
world peoples". Even though I have enjoyed the priviledge of being a guest in many countries around the world in my lifetime, coupled by the fact that I live in a city known as "ethnicity", I have never been left feeling so very humbled and ignorant.... I never imagined such people existed.
It was truly a life altering journey of discovery....... it is so wonderful to know that others have experienced and shared the same.

If I only knew how to attach photos to this blog!!.... I would love to share a couple of wonderful shots(of children,temples and vistas) taken throughout my journey.......soooooooooo if anyone can help me with that....... I will!!
Sawatdi (goodbye in Thai)..a la prochain ( until next time, in French)
from La Belle Province!! xox

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:11:25 PM  
soft_rain said...

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the issue!" -- Benjamin Franklin 1759

Have a great day Richard

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:38:34 PM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Richard, after reading the emails you shared in the newletter this afternoon concerning your trek in S.E. Asia, now makes me want to venture there...a place I never thought would interest me. While reading with the way you described it, I could hear the noise and the crush of the people on the street and was ready to pull out the ole Visa card and buy a treasure to bring home! Now see what you have started?? The heat wouldn't be a threat...not after experiencing the old "hot flashes" we babes at this age contend with!! Rather, I should say..."power surges"...not hot flashes. Hope everyone has a delightful evening...Brenda

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:03:26 PM  
leslie said...

Hi y'all - can't resist sharing two magnets I've had on my fridge for about 5 years now. One says: "I don't have hot flashes. I have short, private vacations in the tropics!" The other one says: "You can't scare me. I'm a teacher!"

I, too, never thought I'd be interested in SE Asia, but after reading your descriptions, Richard, I just may be pleasantly surprised. (as long as I had AC to come back to at night :)

By the way, I like the idea someone suggested about doing some "good works" while travelling. I know I could teach English.

Have a great afternoon & evening, everyone.

Leslie in VanCan

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:45:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good Evening Everyone from the Emerald Isle :)

Hope all is well in your respective worlds.

To Richard:

Read your old emails when you were travelling previously. Ahh the good old Ko San Road in crazy Bangkok ... lol ... spent a few good times there. Definitely the place to meet people. I've been to Bangkok a few times, last time was in April last year (hottest time of the year apparently) and the road was being excavated so you can imagine with the dust added to the heat/humidity it was all totally mental. Still I got quite a few cds for about 1 euro each .. lol. It's a culture shock for everyone who is not Asian I think.

To Canadian Bloggette:

Glad you enjoyed your travels. What did you think of Tasmania? Isn't the scenery spectactular?

To Adventurous

Re your question regarding clothes.
Wouldn't worry about it at all. Just be yourself. If you feel good with you, then you'll look good. Also if you get to travel you can buy cheap and cheerful clothes mostly everywhere. I travelled for 6 months with one suitcase. You can wash stuff everywhere even if it gets wrecked looking ... doesn't matter. Well that's me speaking personally ...

To Chandra:

I do have a life. I'm sure the majority of people blogging here have one also. You might wish to check with someone what the difference is between blogging and e-mailing .... it's really not a good idea to give out your e-mail address on a blog as the entire world can see it if they log in. I just mentioned this because you refer to people here being 'silly'!!!!! Hopefully you get the point.

To my new/old friend 'anonymous from the USofA'.... yeah I picked it up ... lol ... As for entering ... well I just might if I can work through the basic issues I have with the concept.
Methinks you may be a US citizen type cause I have never heard of Bryers ice cream !!!!!!!!!!! even though I have been in the US a few times ....... sounds delicious.
I just love your sense of humour.

Isn't it interesting when you read the blog to note that most of the people speak directly to Richard and ignore other input and even direct questions from other bloggers. Just a few respond and for my money they're the ones with the heart and soul ... you all know who you are people ...

Just had my son for dinner ... well I didn't actually eat him but you know what I mean.... lol.

To whoever mentioned the celtic connection with the Etruscans ..... what can I say ... we're everywhere... you can't escape us ... be afraid ... *LOL*

You didn't give me an initial my stateless friend!!!!!!!!!!!! .. noted.

Love to all

Ciao ....... P

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:57:44 PM  
Chandra said...

Hey Mr. Travel,
Now I KNOW that you and I would make great travel companions since there won't be another babe that will even recognize the names in that photo.....(the really hot pink pants were so totally "in" back in the "early days") that only us seniors can admit to. Groovey huh? Huh? Doug McClure, Lloyd Bridges, Burt Bacharach?? Who?.........let's face it - we could spend the whole trip just talking about growing up "way back when it was peaceful and fun."
Take care Richard and keep on truckin''re doing a great job of collecting a harem. har har


Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:03:20 PM  
Anonymous said...

I rest my case !!!!!!!

Ciao ..... P

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:24:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey there "Anonymous"...the one that has been to Tassie!!
Thank you for asking!!! Boy... where to start?? Tasmania was beyond spectacular,magnificent. I did the entire island in 10 days.......full out camping: for 10 days and 10 nights no less!!Had the time of my life and to my shock and awe... I never did run into any 2 headed creatures nor spiders nor snakes...just spectacular people and scenery!! All good...Yah!
Would love to know about your travels to Tassie.Did you manage to get to the Frechinet Peninsula and the singing white sand?? and also Bicheno?? Strahan??

Ps. A tidbit of useless or usefull info for you......we actually can get Breyers Ice Cream in La Belle Province (more commonly known as Quebec)......and it is undeniably 100% delicious, hopefully that little tidbit will help you with your quest !!
Take care et bonsoir a tous xox

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:31:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. To Vj

Good book by Shirley McLaine. I have friends who have walked the 'Camino'. It's not dangerous.
Not familiar with the Mayan one ... is it in Mexico??

Ciao ..... P

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:35:27 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

To the Lady in the Emerald Isles
I made the Celtic remark, actually I was delighted to find out about that connection.
In the US of A on St Patty's day everyone is Irish!
Love your country!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 5:05:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

To auburnmichelle:

Why thank you ... hope it's not only on Paddy's Day you enjoy us ;)

Ciao ....... P

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 5:14:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

To leslie and BlueEyes1947:
Love your "Hot Flushes" descriptions. You may think i'm crazy, but i am embracing the change of life as they call it. It's one 'hey' of a short vacation.

To Canadian Bloggette:
Tried to finds ways so you can attach some of your photos, but no luck so far. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do that? I will however keep trying.

To Phyl:
If only i can send you at least a cone of Breyers, i would. For now here is the link Bryer's. Delicious *lol*
My initials are BD from NC. :-)
oh! i have to go for now... i have company... yey! Can you tell i'm lonely? NOT! And FYI: i like your sense of ha ha ha as well.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 5:29:04 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hola to Ms. Anonymous BD from NC,
Thanks for yr efforts!! Most appreciated!! A bloggette from way back was successful in attaching a photo (2 chairs on a deck/warf??).......which of course, now that I am looking I can not find!! Murphy's law (whoever the heck Murphy is or was!!) Story of life...yah! So keep me posted should you discover a "way" to attach said photos...I would be forever indebted as they would be wonderful to share with fellow bloggers/bloggettes!!
Having experienced first hand the "heat" thang in Bangkok the good news is that any and all men on board also get to experience the heat thing and for the very first time in their lives they too can feel that magnificent "power surge" it were!! Things could be a whole lot worse...n'est pas??? It absolutely IS ALL GOOD.......again yah!!
from your Canajun buddy in La Belle Province where right now it is 36 and ever so rest for the wicked!!
Bon nuit, a la prochaine xox

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:00:11 PM  
catbird said...

Wow! I have missed so much. Hello to you Richard and all you feisty women. I love reading not only what everyone has to say. But how what's written gets interpreted by people from different states/countries/attitudes. I see it as loads of fun. And I've also enjoyed the words of wisdom that have been offered by so many.
What I've enjoyed most lately, are the comments about SE Asia, especially what you wrote in your newsletter, Richard. It was in the hills of northern Thailand (in a Lahu village) that I decided to make my own journey around the world. That was in May of 2003 and I came home, celebrated my 50th birthday, sold all my worldly belongings (except my home) and took off on November 2. I didn't return until November 2, 2004. During my year long trip, I returned to Thailand for 3 months. Like one of the other women said, I never had a hankering for SE Asia. I only went there to study Thai massage. But I am hooked on it and can't wait to return. Reading about Kao San Road brought it all back. As I described it in one of my emails back home, "Thailand is an assault on the senses with every kind of sight, sound, and smell imagineable. And they all seem to integrate into one amazing burst of flavor." Thanks for triggering the memory. Or should I say Kap Kun Krap? (sp?) And I can't wait to see what you have to say about Cambodia and VietNam.
There is so much I wanted to respond to but this is already too long. I'd much rather read what all of you have to say. I applaud all of you who can remember who said what and when. There's so much to read and so little time, I'm just trying to keep up.
I missed all the blogging for about 10 days. I was in Texas visiting my Mom. And traveled back to Georgia yesterday amidst all of Dennis' leftovers. Rain and Atlanta just do NOT go together. I can travel around the world. But just let me try to get through Atlanta to the coast. Ain't happenin'. Anyhoo, I did make it home and am happy to be bloggin' tonight.
Y'all have a good one, now, y'hear.
Live, Love and Laugh Out Loud,

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:20:04 PM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

Good Evening Richard...Ladies,

It's almost 10:00 pm here, and I'm just finally able to get to my computer...whew..I missed you! :)
(I'm not

To Phyl: Thank you for your vote, you put a smile on my face..and I loved your "..I rest my case,"...LOL LOL, you're hilarious!

To Myriam: Thank you also for your vote, you both are very sweet and genuine! The recipe is a basic meatloaf recipe miuns any breading, I use only the whites of eggs for most everything. Just a couple. High in protien, low fat. (I know this is boring the hell out of everyone, I'm a health nut and she asked :) Lots of green pepper and onion, bake it or put the whole pound on the George Forman, looks like a large, but tasty. You can freeze parts of it or eat for it for 3 (I'm putting my head gear on now..for the recipe

Richard, I loved the newsletter. You made it feel like I was there, I know another blogger said that, just repeating. My travels have been so few and to hear of these places makes me even more curious as to what the half of the world is like..another reason for me to be chosen to travel with you..:) I haven't a clue.
As for taking the bare necessities, I am capable of "roughing it", as my family did a lot of "tent" camping, pretty sure all I would need is my sunscreen, floss, toothbrush and deodorant. Oh, and maybe bug spray.. Have not experienced any hot flashes yet, I've heard stories though...I don't mind the heat as long as I can shower/bathe at some point.

Just received my "Pop&Me" video today and am going to bed and watch it..will have a full review for you wait.

Good Night Everyone,

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:23:05 PM  
catbird said...

It's me again!
Thanks Canadian Bloggette! I did want to address that SE Asian heat. As one who has had more than a nodding acquaintance with some pretty heavy duty power surges; the heat is such over yonder that you can't even tell the difference between a hot flash and the temperature. And you don't have to worry about all the redness and "glistening" as everyone is soaked through and through. So, for the blogger who was wondering about what to wear--I preferred long cotton skirts and cotton T's. Shorts can be worn some places but are considered disrespectful by some of the locals. Sarongs are great to have on hand, also. You can wear them as a skirt, scarf, towel, or wrap when you visit the temples. And they wash and dry in a flash.
Goodnight, ladies and you too, Richard.
L, L, and LoL-

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:31:39 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

I am rather tenacious...HOWEVER......I have tried ....and tried ....and tried some more....cut....paste....copy....cut curse...paste...curse some more...yada yada no get the picture.... It just ain't happening ladies........can not seem to find a way to attach a photo to a blog, just one little tiny photo...I am not asking for miracles, I KNOW it can be done.....please if anyone can rescue me............t'would be ever so great...the bonus is: I know most of you would LOVE the photo.....however as it is 11 pm here dans la belle province I have decided to abandon both my tenacity and mission for the time being, tomorrow is another day after all.....hopefully sleep and a much smarter "tech" bloggette will help solve my problem
Merci beaucoup +++
et encore bon nuit a tous xox

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:05:57 PM  
Adventurous said...

Good evening to everyone that blogs. And Greetings to you Sir. knight Richard Roe. Take a break from all those video's and letters.

I have read everyone blog and all of you are delightful and amazing people.

Each of you are a well of knowledge. I have gained so much informative information about diverse subjects.

Some of you ladies keep me laughing that I just couldn't stop, even now when I began to think back I start to hahahaha.

About the recipes that is one of my favorite past times with my son, daughter,and grandchildren.
We love trying out new ones.

Our family and friends rotate weekends from house to house fellowshiping and preparing huge dinners. This Turkey meatloaf will be served with two vegetables, so keep blogging them from time to time.

Thanks for the clothing tips and other:)

I too like Bryer's Ice-Cream. It has all natural ingredients. All of our stores here in Dallas carry it.

You know ladies and Richard it would be great to have a Bloggers Ball later on when all is more calmer. This way we could meet and put faces with our blog names.:):)

Let's keep being who we are 'real' because there is already too many counterfeits.

Also, thanks for the picture enlargement tip. Later! My grandchildren are playing music and I am going to go and join them. Adventurous 'Dallas Queen'

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:16:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Bloggette
Take a deep breath *lol*.....i have a suggestion.. why don't you send the pics to RR and ask him to post it for you....Good idea?


Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:26:37 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Bloggette
load photos @


Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:34:43 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey BDNC............!!
Thanks so much.....great suggestion...I sent the photo to RR and we shall see, fingers crossed!! Who knew something so simple would be such a challenge??

PS......At the risk of sounding 100% totally "technologically challenged"........ how does one use the load
Hard to teach an old dog new tricks!
Merci beaucoup encore xox

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:58:47 PM  
leslie said...

To anonymous: glad you appreciated blue eyes' and my references to those "moments" we all just LOVE! I remember being in the throes of it in the south of France in August! I thought I was going to end up in the hospital with heat exhaustion! When I came home, I started on Primrose and what a relief! It seems to have passed now, but if I end up going with Richard, I just might take a few bottles with me just in case. Hey! that'd make a great 'handle' - Primrose Popper :D

Daughter is baking now - mmmmmm smells SO-O-O good (she's into Pampered Chef stuff now). Must resist...must resist...must resist...

Oh! BTW we get Breyers here, too, although I don't buy it very often - TOO good!

Leslie in VanCan

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:30:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Bloggette

You must have registered when you got your handle name Canadian Bloggette. Do you remember?
NEXT: Sign in @ and it should tell you somewhere in the site how to upload photos.

Goodnight all

PS: good luck and i'll check your photos tomorrow... it's way past my bedtime.... :-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 9:39:55 PM  
mod317 said...

Would it be too much to ask that you add a line/section in each newsletter, as a regular item, to update us on the number of submissions you have received? I think it would be interesting to see. I would also like to see where the responses are coming from, but I am sure that is way too much to ask. Thanks in advance for considering it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:00:11 AM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

Good Morning All,

Briefly, wanted to say that I nuke the green peppers and onions in a bowl with a little water to soften them up before adding to meatloaf mixture. Hope I wasn't too late with that piece of info...

Have to get to the gym...and a full day after that. Will check in later tonight.

Enjoy your day and recipe,

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:18:34 AM  
Beth said...

Just wanted to drop a note to say how much I enjoy reading what the other ladies have to say. I soon will be moving to Jackson Hole,WY but luckily my contact information on my video and biography will still be good. You know, just in case you needed to get hold of me. LOL

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:24:55 AM  
drOma said...

Good morning to all!
Richard, it must have been a load off your mind to prep for the Seminar, more communication from you since its' over.
Your last Newsletter had me reach for Michael Cichton's autobiography
"TRAVELS". He starts out in Bankok
ending the chapter being laughed at
for his heighth,6'10". Being a tall, light blonde German (b.Bertlin,MaryiaminVA)I know of the attention we Westerners get in Asia. Using a Sarong for cover and dressing a great idea, catbird! (I am trying to "slide" into making remarks and answering some questions directed at me,
please bear with me in this not so smooth attempt.) To make for light travelling I have used a
roller/backpack carry=on for > 20yrs.,maryr, "hands-free",Vj.. There is sunscreen comb. with bugrepellant,catbird. And many very old men are grumpy worldwide, no sages there, maryr.
How do you all get around in Asia and whereever else they do not use Latin lettering? One can't read signs or look up words, and with gestures one may be making offensive moves. Cichton
tells of some incidents/problems
even being forewarned of them.
He likes going to the local markets, a wonderful way to get to see a country, incl. Fauna & Flora/RR. good to compare--
we all need to shop for the "essentials" sold there.
travelin, your daughter may enjoy
Cichton's onset of "TRAVELS",
starts with Med. school. I took
the MCAT in 1966 the first time it was me into Kirksville.
Guten Tag an Alle,

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:35:10 AM  
Anonymous said...

Mid-July is here and if I recall, Richard's city visits should begin in a couple weeks. I think we are all eager to hear about the next phase of the Search and Journey -- so how about it, Richard? WHo will be invited to these city interviews and when will they be informed -- will an upcoming Newsletter will let us know more details about the progress of the Search? We await with baited breath....

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:54:02 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

As usual you ladies are providing wonderful comments and helping each other out. Terrific travel tips and stories about your travels. And philosophy. I'm reminded of that simple phrase, "Live and learn." Can you imagine not learning from life's experiences. I continue to spend most of the day reviewing the videos and other materials you have sent in for the Search. Not to overuse the phrase, but remember Oprah's theme: "Wildest Dreams Come True." Thanks to everyone for sending in (and continuing to send in) the videos. I know it is a lot of effort (remember, I had to do something similar to get on The Oprah Winfrey Show) and I have enjoyed reading about your experiences getting them made. Kudos to all! RR

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:34:23 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard(& "Women of the Blog")thanks for the New Newsletter,the e-mails you sent out are very discriptive and graphic-easy to visualize the "colour"of that part of the world.Glad you enjoyed your class(it is because you put 110%of yourself into it that you are tired after,but I bet it was a good tired)
This is probably going to be my last Blog for a while(think this is my 4th...but who is counting!!)
Mom's Stroke is HUGE,&we have moved to HOSPICE..she pulled her IV's out,stopped eating(everything had to be thinckened to the constistancy of honey!)and we are now on a regular schedule of Morphine&Adavan(because she has tried to get out of bed-even on the Morphine!)All her wishes are in place,we have talked about her death,for a long time.A friend in Hawaii sent me an e-mail saying that "the only way through this IS through this" makes us aware of who we are and how fragile "life"is.But I do have good news,My daughter and her husband put a bid on a house and got it!(their 1st!)& she did a Pregnanacy test and that was positive(and if all is well, the baby should be born in the same month as Mom-March).One door closes,another one opens.&such is life.
Take Care,Enjoy,Sybil

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:36:36 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjour toute la monde,
Well ...........I am clearly now THE numero uno dufus in Tech Ville.
I thank BDNC for all the help, I did download photo stuff but alas still no can do. C'est la vie! As I am tenacious or just plain stubborn (as my kids will attest to) I will prevail!!
The good news is that I did send a photo to RR and hopefully he will be able to post it for me!
Ciao for now xox

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:59:46 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Hi Richard,
Thank you for going in to more detail about your travels ~ it felt like I was there with you. SE Asia sounds so exotic!
Ladies of the Blog ~ I have become a bloggaholic, I have to check the site at least once a day to see how all of you great ladies are doing and to hear about your great adventures.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:49:31 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Bloggette
And we shall prevail.....
I just learned how to attach photos in a blog.... woooohooooo!
It took 15 minutes to do it.
You must download "hello" and "Picasa2" to do this.
After that.... it's like eating marshmallows......however, you can only attach photos in your own blog ... meaning not Richards.
Here are the links to "hello" and "Picasa2"


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:57:38 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Good Morning to all,

It is a glorious day here in Tahoe. A bit cooler here than yesterday. But this area is a piece of heaven to be sure. We are all sitting around, having coffee (which I do not normally drink)talking about last nights lovely party. Of course at this point I'm typing and trying to listen at the same time.

Today I will take the BIG step and make my three minute video to send to the Seniorbachelor himself.

Well I am going to type up my final itinerary for my own personal venture out on the waterways of the San Joaquin Delta for my b-day in August (50, considered the new 30).

Then off to a "Old Hollywood" theme dance recital. My 8 year old cousin will play Shirley Temple and late last night I was busy pinning up her hair so that she has the ST curls. She has not yet awakened and I can hardly wait to see how her curls will look. To be completely honest with you I get excited over the small things in life.

After the 3:30 recital we will load up the sailboat for a lovely evening sailing excursion, hope to witness a lovely Tahoe sunset aboard the sailboat.

Then we head home tomorrow am.

Best to all.


To all; have a lovely day.

PS I have had a thought..........if the blogger's from this site were to meet in one large room and not wear nametags, but just converse among one another, would we be able to guess who is who by our posts?

And at the end of a couple of hours of smoozing, appetizers, wine, non-alcoholic beverages jot down on paper who we think is who. See how close we get to being correct with our guesses/intuitions.

I think that would be a hoot of a good time.

Be good to yourselves.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:07:38 AM  
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:21:16 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings fellow bloggers,
I just finished doing my taxes for 2004 and feel like I've been given the gift of time (at least a bit more). Last year I was hit 5 times by hurricanes and that sure gave me a ton of extra work. I'm still dealing with some damages and the new season is in full force. So these bloggs have made some fun reading.
I woke up this morning thinking about Ella and some of the others comments. These are my beliefs, (just food for thought.)
I believe life is enjoyed more when you find a balance in these areas; emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. (I believe intellectually fits in there somewhere too). Typically every one is so busy with the basics of life- making a living, keeping the family together,maintaining the household, ect. that we tend to overlook the whole picture and start to get unbalanced in an area or more. It's like you need to take a few breaths and step back. Am I happy or is something out of kilter? When it happens to me (I call it my ,whoooaa, reality check) I try to step back, look, and learn. (Prevention would be so much easier but doesn't often happen).
It seems often the first slip in most people's wishful balanced world is spirituality. When I was in my twenties ,soul searching and looking at different ideas, I like many others had become more nontraditional and started learning about different philosophies and religions. Then I chose the areas that I agreed with, to incorporate into my life. One of my favorites ia Native American Indian Spirituality (a balance within oneself and the universe) This is when I read Ells's blog, I feel she is leaning heavily this direction. Depending on peoples interpretaiton, most religions have great messages to learn from. My friend from Thailand shared many wonderful things about Buddhism, Rewadee had such a peaceful manner and karma. ( Oh why my parents never exposed me to these things :)) Life is such an on going learning experience.
May everyone find a balance in this crazy, fast paced world in which we live!! Michelle Bahr

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:22:11 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I had hoped to start to go around the U.S. meeting women who had sent in their videos, if time permitted. Right now, time does not permit anything in July. I am way backed up in trying to answer e-mails and reviewing tapes. I'm hoping to get to Chicago at the end of August-again if time permits, and possibly other cities in September. Best wishes, R. Roe

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:04:50 AM  
macushla56 said...

I don't intend to become a "regular" blogger - but wanted y'all to know I've gotten so hooked on reading about your adventures (and misadventures) I not only am logging on at home - but now at work :))

With all this traffic makes one wonder if Richard feels like he's opened Pandora's box.

Sybil, sorry to hear about your Mom.

OK ladies - back to the grindstone - keep up the blogs - they've been fantastic! BH

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:18:04 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

I feel that your applicants might want to be helpful in this interview process.There seems to be a desire to get together as well, at least for the Bloggers and i would guess some others as well.

Could you not pick a location, say Chicago and see how many of the applicants (which you are interested in) could come there, making it easy on you. You could always run around all over the country and Canada and talk with people who could not make the trip to "Where-ever".

Seeing the response to your physical problem of the pinched nerve, I cannot imagine that these ladies would make every effort to make it managable for you.

Who would have guessed that your appeal would have created such a response. So much for the stereotype >50 yr. old women, prefering luxory accomodations with men carrying their luggage. Goes to show we all still young at heart and making our body's comply.
Love to all!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:31:24 AM  
Anonymous said...

Answer emails. Richard! You said you weren't doing that !

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:12:16 AM  
CJmitch said...

Hi there Mr. Rockin Roe, wondering why my blog does not appear on your site ?????????????? Sincerly, Cj

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 11:11:44 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Quick question Richard.........since the location you have picked is in the east (for meeting potntial candidates) does that mean your stronger candidates hail from the east?

And so the rest of us can just forget about our chances?

Just wondering. Inquiring minds want to know.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 11:14:52 AM  
CJmitch said...

Good morning and my 2nd try at this from yesterday, so I will just have to try,try again!
Hi there Mr. Rockin Roe. Iam one of the May Day!.....May Day! Gals that had to jump through them there hoops & hurdles for you Darlin. Quite the Jockey you are, I might say! Ha-ha (Smile) I so loved the "He thinks I am God" Great joke! It was so funny. Well, this Cj & many other women of substance would maybe like to know this question, but are afraid to ask. Not me! As a Christian it is important to know & that it is something All the girls should want to know about you my dear, so my question for you is: Do you have a relationship with the Lord? Maybe some of us would not be interested in meeting, or going on a fun but serious, soulmate, search with you. If you were chanting on Ju Ju beads in front of a monkey, frog or something??? Now!! Most of us know by now , or should know by now, is we were not evenly yoked. Or we all would not be a Blogging to you at this moment in time. Right?? Thank you for your response. Take care & See you at the races on Derby Day! Sincerely yours....CJ

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:23:08 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard,

I am sending you a cartoon that struck me as hilarious and made me think of you. So check your email with subject CARTOON. Have a great day.

Leslie in VanCan

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:45:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness!! Can we say BLOGGED To DEATH! I can't help but say..."Lighten up people." You only live once -remember? Life is way too short to be unhappy, critical, or even envious. Although I too an excited to finally get to meet the great and wonderful RR, so it seems, but I am happlily going on with my life, I am dating some wonderful men, having fun and enjoying life.. Never wait for anyone to start living!!! You have more to offer when you have an interesting life going for you. Stay active and tell yourselves you are fabulous everyday! If you think it (even the negative), you will become it.
PC in Florida

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh golly, the trolls have arrived to our blog. Don't feed them.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:16:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh golly, the trolls have arrived to our blog. Don't feed them.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:24:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Bloggette--bless you dear for wanting to share photos, but if Richard publishes yours then he has to publish everyone's photos --to be fair. He seems already overwhelmed as it is!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:33:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ladies-I am giving all of you the benefit of the doubt :):

EACH ONE, TEACH ONE [GOOD GOING!..on the tech stuff :)]

Just a note to those who may be disenchanted with your 'Richard' experience. I am grateful that a long time friend did give all of you some insight on Richard's past and his apparently good intentions...I do not know Richard, but I have experienced the 'Oprah' machine!! I personally love Oprah, but if and when her producers get involved in your life it becomes a whirlwind and often not the experience you expected. I have personally experienced a situation where I 'innocently' was asked to be on O's show...I ended up being flow to Chicago three times. After two shows and almost a year later I can attest that once the 'show' gets involved Richard's intentions may become subject to the pressures a show of such magnitude can apply. The producers rush you, giving you little time to consider the consequences their plans have on your life. I don't mean to be totally negative about the 'O' experience as my intention was to help others and that did happen in a way that was beyond my dreams. Two of the three producers with which I worked were wonderful, and the third one was a disgrace to Harpo Productions. I attempted to warn Richard to be conscious of each decision and also in his interactions with women who apply as a result of all of the publicity. Being on television is NOT what you think it might be, and I ended up with a stalker and being approached in public with my child-losing my privacy, even with an unlisted phone and living in a guard-gated community. I am not whining, as I said many people's lives have been changed, not the least of which was my own! :) I am grateful to have been chosen to give the message to others...I just want you all to be aware that since Richard has proven to be such a ratings winner for Harpo that they will INSERT themselves into his plans and his life, promising him so much...He may not realize the extent to which they will affect such a PRIVATE DECISION...Enough of the soapbox!!...It is my opinion that Richard innocently applied for this show to end his loneliness and to utilize a medium and a show that reaches millions of potential life partners. It was a great idea, and Richard understands the business well. The 'O' experience is one for which there is no training and no well thought out plans will help.....Unfortunately, the circus atmosphere that has attached to his search is likely NOTHING LIKE HE WANTED OR ANTICIPATED!!......I am also certain that because of the number of 'hits' on his site that an association with was a natural and fell into Richard's lap. Who among you would take a few dollars for something you are spending so much time to develop. Remember TIME IS MONEY, and this IS STILL AMERICA. Why judge Richard for this?? Do you judge the car dealer or the real estate agent who make thousands from their hard work. Richard has indicated he spends much time developing this site. Anyway, it doesn't provehe has bad intentions. There is nothing wrong with him being compensated for something that someone looking for a dating partner wouldn't do anyway, and Harmony has a much better reputation and personality matching system than most others do. Anyway, I can assure you that Richard's participation in this whole idea has spun almost out of his control, as evidenced by his many statements that "I had no idea....", etc.
Additionally, I want to encourage all women on this site who are competing and all women who read this site to be kind and loving to each other..Over the years I have realized that as women we are our own worst enemies...We many times do not support and encourage others the way we could. Many have struggled for us to have more rights, and yet many times there is no feeling of fraternity or support when one woman wants the same job or same man that another woman wants. How many times have you heard a woman say, "See is beautiful. But, you know I heard she isn't happy." Is there some reason why a woman can't be beautiful, intelligent and compassionate at the same time?? We can all be the BEST ME we can be...How many of you think you will look beautiful in all of the humidity of which Richard spoke??? Scares me, I AM FEARLESS, lol!! Many of us were brought up with the idea of there 'not being enough to go around' whether it be jobs and especially men. Many of us can remember a time when we wouldn't even answer the phone on a Friday or Saturday night least someone out there think we had not been asked out for a date. At thirty women were still viewed as almost a 'spinster'. In fact, I find that it is only with age that I have realized that QUALITY IS BETTER THAN QUANTITY-IN EVERYTHING!!! lol..We do not need to fight over ANY man or a trip because THERE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE!! If you just want a dream trip save for one, and GIVE IT TO YOURSELF!!!However, I am so pleased to see so many women help others to learn the new technology and to encourage each other when it seems Richard is busy, and so many are waiting for his responses. Again, please try to understand that much of his time is not in Richard's control. There are many times that when you sign a contract with 'O' or other media mediums that you contract out your time and life into an indefinite time in the future. When you read the contract, the specific time involved can be ambigious and certainly not foreseeable by the novice signing it!! Remember, Richard has experience making a little home video with his boys, not with the 'O' machine or its counterparts. Believe me when I say, "HE NEVER SAW IT COMING!!" lol..While Richard seems to be an intelligent adult he has become caught up in the 'media' machine. With more and more baby boomers coming into senior status Richard is perfectly positioned to be the 'dream' of mature women. A MEDIA DREAM!! Also, what a diversion for the masses, a buildt-in 'feel-good' story for the various media. A diversion from so many local and world problems [like hunger; homegrown terrorists;AIDS, etc]-a love story-between people over 40, 50, and even FIFTY!!! ["How Gross!!", I would have commented just twenty years ago!! lol] Anyway, Richard was in the right place at the right time [or, maybe for him, the wrong place at the wrong time], and now it is unlikely that he will be able to extricate himself from the 'media' machine UNLESS he takes back his life....The media machine is a very subtle mistress and quite addicting if you allow it to take hold!!...
I foresee cameras on the trip exposing ALL of the happenings and then intimate moments with the finalists...Any possible misunderstanding, edited to look like world war III...Claws out...I was in the Miss America contest and let me tell you they don't all want "World Peace", lol...Mostly they want your head on a platter, lol...Not all, of course!! There are many WONDERFUL women in this world, but then there are those....I used to say, "Women in bunches are bitches", but now that I am older and have such incredible women friends who would die for me, I know that it is true that you are lucky if you can count your best friends on one hand. It takes many shared experiences to test true friendship...When you learn who those friends are they are A TREASURE MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMONDS OR GOLD!!
Richard is also faced with each and every statement he makes to ANY of the women personally. Imagine if you might be sued [or even if you just hurt someone's feelings?] for breach of contract; breach of promise, or lost job, etc. based on ANYTHING YOU MIGHT SAY!! If Richard were to be sued he would be likely be held to a higher standard as to his comments because he is more learned in the media business, well traveled, and seemingly savvy and intelligent.[at least as to business ventures, lol]. I warned Richard that he might have problems with this sort of thing, and now I see the fruits of him 'putting himself out there' manifested in some of the unkind comments on this site. For those of us who are more mature and who have experienced disappointment in other relationships it is often difficult not to to say to yourself, "I think I am heading in dangerous waters..", but it is my opinion that if you choose to partake in this experience you must give into a child-like curiousity and wonder that does not allow past bad experiences to poisen this journey before it even begins. I really do believe that IT IS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST THAN TO HAVE NEVER LOVED AT ALL!! My most compassionate characteristics come from those experiences in 'the valley' and not those 'on the mountain-top!! So give into this if you are going to do it then JUST GO4IT!! Be in the present and OPEN the the idea that there might be one REALLY NICE GUY out there!! lol...I am NOT ENDORSING RICHARD OR THIS TRIP, lol....
Most of the people with whom I have been in contact since my 'O' experience agree with me that it 'may not be worth it'...Even my best friend [for 35 years] who could never even get 'O' tickets to the show, and who flew with me and stayed with me in the hotel three times [enraptured, I must say!! So unlike her to be so GROUPIE!! LOL] admitted that she would not want the exposure of national television. She definitely has enjoyed the ride though, lol!!...And, it gave her great musings for her Christmas newsletters, lol...
My biggest concern for Richard is that his innocent 'GO4IT!!' attitude in his approach to finding his perfect travel partner will turn out to be his biggest disappointment and nightmare...After all, he has already lost the chance for any real, intimate encounter with any choice he might make.
Don't be surprized if there are Richard books; Richard dating services and advice; a Richard spot on the 'O' show; advice colums and the like, etc. Unless you have experienced this ride, you have NO IDEA how out of control an innocent inquiry to a TV show or magazine can become, changing your life and sometimes perverting your true self and intentions in the process...I am thinking that most of this is not Richard's doing..Richard must clearly define how much of his life he wants to share and take back the control over his personal life or there will be no end to it!!!
Finally, I loved the newsletter....My Dad graduated from the University of Maryland. He is an Irishman. My Mom is German. Bless her heart she is in heaven now and I miss her so much!! My Dad fought in Viet Nam twice as a Marine pilot and I can remember that I was not popular in my house or among my friends on the base when I criticized how the war was being prosecuted way back then. Don't get me wrong I AM VERY PATRIOTIC. In fact when I bleed it is 'red, white and blue', but darn it if you are going to fight a war-FIGHT TO WIN!!!!
And, in fact, it might be nice to know what the everyday people of that nation want for their country while you are at it!! Wow, and I am an Independent too, lol!!....
Anyway, just a few years ago I walked into my first 1L class, 1L section, as a first year law student. Then, I walked down to the first row and sat down in the middle [I never like to miss being in the middle of EVERYTHING!! LOL]. It was SO AMAZING!! I looked to my right and there sat a twenty-something young girl. I introduced myself and asked her name. She said, "Nice to meet you. My name is Tien Vu." Over three years of law school I learned so much her; about her Vietnamese culture; and, especially about the incredible resiliance of her people and her land. She was such a serious student, and is a wonderful woman!! She undeniably appreciated the opportunity to have a legal education in the United States and her passion to learn was always obvious :). She passed the bar on her first try, even though English was not her first language!! Sady, I did not :(!! Talk about making me feel like the village idiot, lol! I have seen a dedication and a passion among those who have not grown up in our relatively spoiled circumstances that gives them that extra edge...Of course, she might just be a whole lot smarter than me, lol...But, my Dad is a MENSA and he says that THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!, lol...My experiences in law school and extensive travel has convinced me beyond a doubt that while politicians and dictators may have bad intentions, that the REAL people of ANY COUNTRY want the same things we want here in America! If we could all visit each country as an ambassador for our town, county and country we could spread such compassion and education to others who are taught that we are evil and that we have no compassion. We only need to be exposed to others for us to demystify our supposed differences. In my opinion, we are so MUCH MORE ALIKE THAN WE ARE DIFFERENT! I am amazed, as the more different the culture of the people are that I meet the more alike they are to me...
I AM ONLY one, but I AM ONE!!...I CAN NOT DO EVERYTHING, BUT I CAN DO SOMETHING!! And, with the grace of God I will do what I CAN DO to make OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR EVERYONE!! Wow, I got off on a rant didn't I? Anyway, it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful life is when YOU LIVE IT IN THE PRESENT!! And, if you really 'live in the present' you will find that you do not find yourself waiting for 'his' E-mail or report!! What if you wasted minutes and hours with your child reading everything you could find about Richard and his wants and his desires, and then you got on the 'tube' in London??? Would you trade the time you spent on here with that time??? Life is to be lived, and it is very likely that this experience is devolving into one very different that what Richard imagined! So try to give him the benefit of the doubt and in the mean time....Dance like no one is watching, and LOVE LIKE ITS NEVER GOING TO HURT!!!! GO4IT!!
I have read these posts off and on and I don't pretend to know how any of you feel...I have not applied for this trip, and I have only advised Richard as a person who admires his apparently open heart. I would love to buy Richard lunch and hear about his exploits, and he has my number if he needs to vent. You all can't imagine how people can misunderstand you, your intentions, and just about everything when you appear on TV. First of all, so many think you are a 'rock star' JUST BECUASE you were picked [or stupid enough to appear, lol] on a national TV show. People have a tendency to NOT VIEW YOU AS A REAL PERSON WITH A REAL LIFE! [Hence, the comments about why Richard is not in more contact. a reasonable question, but one that is uninformed because you have not traveled in his present shoes, lol]...After my appearances, I was shocked and VERY CONCERNED that many people paid money to find my unlisted phone number and address. I had to change my phone system to block unwanted calls from people at all times of the day and night. I have become friends with others who have appeared on national TV and they share my experiences. We provide support to one another, as the consequences of any appearance, both good and bad, continue long into the future [reruns and Tivo assure this!] Believe me, no one expects the results they get! I am very concerned that the pressure of all of the applicants and the proposed trips to meet etc may ruin this 'dream trip' for Richard and his travel mate. Richard will need to consider the consequences of all of the media attention and make a plan that will allow him the time to really get to know his choice or choices. And, I have found that no one acts entirely nature in front of cameras and media attention, as it is such a foreign experience to most. I believe Richard's intentions are pure [of course, I do not know him]but the idea of putting all of the women together may be a disaster. And, after watching my episodes air several times, all of you who may choose to participate in this experience would be WELL ADIVSED to know that regardless of WHAT YOU SAY OR WHAT YOU DO THAT EDITING MAY CAUSE YOU TO COME OFF IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT LIGHT!! If this trip is filmed, and/or, the finalists, be aware that while you may not pay for the trip YOU WILL PAY [!!]if any producer decides that ANYTHING YOU DO CAN STIR THE POT giving the audience a villian or a saint. Sorry to sound like a lawyer, but for those who have not entered into this media world, it can be the BEST and the WORST thing you have ever done!! Maybe knowing Richard is worth it??? I wait to hear how it all comes out...Now, back to my study for the bar exam, lol....
Much Peace and Many Blessings to All,

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:36:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

As for Richard in Chicago, or East coast in late August....It looks like another Oprah show...the 'O' show and crew are on 'hiatus' from June to September...I look for another Oprah show based on finalists to be filmed in September and appear for sweeps!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:58:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi R
After shooting my video for you at our cabin this weekend I can truthfully say, I need to come to one of your film making seminars. We did have fun though. WOW!! is all I can say after reading your latest newsletter......the whole trip sounded FANTASTIC!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 1:59:46 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hello there,
Just a little something I would like to share with you all, an enlighting story for your reading pleasure....You are right Richard, I am sure this is a much easier way for you to listen to us all at once. Have a restful evening.


A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him when class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks about two inches in diameter, right to the top.

He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that yes, it was full.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar and shook the jar lightly, the pebbles of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. The students laughed.

He asked his students again if the jar was full?

They agreed that yes, it was.

The professor then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else and he proceeded to asked the students if the jar was full?

Next he poured a cup of wine into the jar and shook it, and watched the wine slip between the sand.

Now, said the professor, I want you to recognize that this is your life.

The rocks are the important things in your life… health, your partner, children, your family, anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

The pebbles represent things like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else… the small stuff.

If you put the sand or the pebbles in the jar first, there will be no room for the rocks, the same goes for your life.

So please, play with your children, take your partner out dancing, give your mom or dad a call, look up at the sky and breath in the beauty.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff ( material things )
you will never have room for the things that are truly most important.

Pay attention to the things that are critical in your life, there will always be time to give a dinner party, clean house, go to work or fix what ever needs fixing.

Take care of the rocks first, the things that really matter, set your priorities.

The rest is just pebbles and sand with a little room for wine.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:10:03 PM  
neva said...

To those who have been to Tasmania

Can you give me your thoughts, comments, suggestions about HOBART?

To those who are going to Australia and New Zealand in January 2006, Can you tell me more?
I have spent some time in Australia and want to go back in January or February(their summer) perhaps?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:24:20 PM  
droma said...

my heart goes out to you!!!

MOTHER--words fail.
As difficult to define as LOVE.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:31:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hmmmm ... hmmm... hmm ... now where would ya start *LOL*.... no point.

Ok .. that was one lonnggggggg posting from CJ and I have no doubt all of it is true. In truth, what she/he says is one of the reasons I haven't applied so far... wish I could say otherwise but honestly can't. The thought of travelling with a tv crew doesn't appeal to me unless it was part of my job.

Richard, already you did say that when you appeared on Oprah you said something along the lines that while you would be checking out the ladies, they would also be checking you out (maybe not your actual words) but that this bit was edited .... thereby giving a whole different slant to things.

CJ .... I think maybe 50% of people involved with this actually would like to be on tv (15 mins of fame and all that)and the others have serious reservations. I have always cringed at the the 'resort' idea, but thats just me.

In some ways I think 'maybe thou dost protest too much' as you did put yourself out there. I also think that Richard probably knows exactly what he has signed up for. However, I do agree that if he is looking to develop a relationship with the person he chooses to travel with, then that would be pretty impossible in the glare of tv.

Richard .... would love to hear your response to CJ's post. Funny, even though I'm not a regular viewer of the Oprah show it did strike me when I read your post about the date changes in cities that Chicago was probably for some kind of recording for tv.


Thanks for your recipe .... much appreciated.


Do you still think you might participate further ... *LOL*.
Also with all the publicity do you think maybe DHL might want to sponsor the delivery of a little bit of that Bryers icecream to me ;).

Ok ... I'm kind of getting blogged out for some reason, probably something to do with the 'long speech from the dock' ... *think CJ thinks she was addressing the jury* .... just kiddin CJ if you read this ........ don't be tempted to sue ... you won't win ... *LOL*!!!!!!!!!

To Happy:

If you're reading ... hope all is well. Miss your input :).

Love to all

Ciao ....... P

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:42:18 PM  
Anonymous said...


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:42:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard 'Indiana Jones':)
We may have a shark in the pool....a rich old geezer has suddenly appeared and has the chutzpah to ask for the 'left over videos'......this is the real deal here no games, no room for rich old geezers :) and 'small fry' :)except for 'Rich'ard the 'Big Kahuna' to whom this Blog belongs. Money aint the main priority, it sure is a bonus...LOVE RULES...all the rest is commentary!
Soooo to all ya rich ole geezers create ya own website, and give it a try...follow the example! My focus is on Richard until the day he chooses his travelling companion....(with the potential of it becoming a serious relationship) (all inclusive). At that point I move on and take one day at a time, meanwhile am enjoying the challenge, mystery and FUN of it all! :) Well worth it no matter how things work out, always a POSITIVE outcome!
carpe diem
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette
Vj...alias ~~flowingwhitewater~~
p.s. Live Life With Passion!!!
I'm gonna be in the dog box again but that's ok, I'll just roll wid da punches...:)I'm a Lover not a fighter!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:50:31 PM  
droma said...

Hey "fellow" lady BLOGGAHOLICS,

How about a cruise in November
to overcome withdrawal ?!
To SE Asia with its prevailing
hot flash hiding climate.
And all you need is a Sarong,
no shoes. no computers!


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 3:08:53 PM  
leslie said...

I appreciate "anonymous's" input - at first I thought I'd give it a skip since it was so long, but there was a lot to ponder there. However, even though Richard "may" have signed a deal, it takes two to tango. He can't sign for you or me or anyone else. I totally agree that you can't get to know someone with a camera in your face all the time. And remember, you can always opt out at any time.

So, Richard, hopefully you have not met your match yet, and will wait for my video to arrive.

Leslie in VanCan

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 3:29:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

Laughing at 'anonymous' comment on South of France :). It is gorgeous... and you never know, he may be too ;)!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 3:40:29 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'Day Neva,
I was fortunate enough to have spent this past Jan and Feb travelling through Australia and Tasmania ....wanderlust hit big time!!
You are right: those would be their summer months....however the weather was not as warm and sunny as it usually is! The temp in Oz averaged 20 and Tasmania 15..record setting lows!! A bit of advice: Take a warm jacket (fleece)as it gets down to 5 degrees (yup ...near the freezing point!!) at night.......brrrr! As I am from the far north = Canada, the cold was not bothersome, however some fellow travellers I met found it unbearably cold!
I spent 10 days in Tasmania (camping) and managed to see the entire glorious island.
I started my journey in Devonport (north coast.... the overnight ferry, awesome start, from Melbourne lands in Devonport) Then I ventured down the east coast to Freycinet Peninsula: Coles Bay, Wine Glass bay, Friendly Beach and Bicheno......all beyond spectacular, breath taking vistas with tons of walking and hiking trails all along the coast. I spent 3 days camping in Coles bay and was hesitant to leave as I thought I had found my very own Shangrila, totally unspoiled, tranquil, absolutley magical.
I then travelled south to Port Arthur, home of the notorious prison ( early 1800's) which has been beautifully restored with magnificent English gardens, an absolute must, plan a full day to spend wandering the grounds soaking up the history, walking along Convict Trail.
Next I went south to Hobart, a quaint waterfront town, Salamanca Market area is by far one of the lovliest areas, it wraps around the harbour and is riddled with small cafes and art galleries, museums etc a very European feel.
A stunning town, beautiful and so friendly!
Next stop, Strahan on the west coast. Again another few days in paradise!! The town is again wrapped around the harbour, wonderfully quiet and picturesque, also the Gordon River trip is an absolute must!
I then headed North to Cradle Mountain, I never realised Tasmania had such diverse terrain! Right in the middle of nowhere this incredible mountain just appears. Great hiking trails on the mountain, around the lake etc. also a great lodge at the base, I did not stay there but it looks like a fabulous retreat!
Again headed North to Burnie, ending back in Devonort for the ferry back to Melbourne.
Every day I awoke in Tassie was the beginning of yet another day in paradise!! So much to see, so peaceful, tranquil and welcoming. Be sure to spend enough time tasting and savouring each and every moment.
"It is in the southwest of Tasmania thet you will have a chance to solve the mystery at the heart of things"
-Professor Manning Clark, Hobart, June 1980
At the risk of running on and on and on and driving our fellow bloggettes crazy...I will wrap it up. The minute anyone mentions Oz or Tassie I get a bit carried away!! Humble apologies for that!!
Australia is yet another whole story!! I would return in a heartbeat as in the 2 months I was there I barely scratched the surface, I toured the entire west and south coasts of Oz...what to say??!! AGAIN....BREATHTAKING...STUPENDOUS!
If you need more info let me know!
Bonsoir from La Belle Province xox

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:19:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

CJinSOCAL-- you made some very good points, but "the little home video that Richard made with his boys" is an award-winning, Academy nominated documentary which garnered Richard his first appearance on "O" and numerous featured articles in periodicals and newspapers. I believe Richard has had a taste of what celebrity does to one's life -- as well as experiencing it as a member of Grace Kelly's extended family (she was at his wedding). We are duly warned if we also choose to take this on. I have said before Richard not only has the task of choosing his match, but also someone comfortable with all this hoopla.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:44:51 PM  
Marlyn from Michigan said...

Hello Richard...Ladies,

Again, it's late and this will be a short one...

Richard: Will the women visiting you at these named cities be by invitation only? Is everything that CJ wrote true? If it is, what a pity. Sort of took the wind out of my sail, can't imagine it being all that fun for you either. Hang in there!

To Auburn Michelle: Only once a day? lol

To Phyl: You're welcome! (tonight it was cabbage rolls and garlic smashed cauliflour) mmmmm.. :)

To Sybil: You and your family will be in my prayers tonight.

I watched "the" video of Richard and Chris last night...a real tear jerker. Have decided not to express my opinion. But will say that it was nice to see and hear Richard's voice.

All my best to you Richard,

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:17:34 PM  
Mystic said...

Hi Richard~
Wow, this Blog thing is getting way too much for me to read very often. How do you do it...keep up with all of this? I'd much rather know what you think and have to say, rather than hearing about everyone else. Interesting newsletter this week. Thanks!
Have you scheduled your appointments with Dr. Phil yet? :)
Hang in there, and ENJOY the journey, RR.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:22:10 PM  
desarie said...

Good evening from California! It's 98 here and I'm at the computer. It just occured to me that you are probably also.

I have been reading all of the comments from "your" women. How very intersting they are! Your job will be very involved. When You narrow it down, will you make phone calls to the women? I know when I have a match on e-harmony,or other services rhe phone call tells me a lot. First If the person doesn't talk like he writes, then there probable will not be a date I hope you consider doing this before sending for them.

Have a great evening. . . Mary

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:36:10 PM  
travelin said...

Greetings everyone from Lake Tahoe, CA. After a nice few days here, Grams and I are off again tomorrow for Yosemite. I figure we will be back on the east coast in about 24 days. I should be back home in FL by the last week in August. It seems I need to renew my drivers license in person by my birthday.
I went powersailing today at 1200 feet over Lake Tahoe, mid 80's , gorgeous view and so peaceful. I figure if I can jump out of an airplane at 13,000 feet, 1200 is a breeze. Grams was watching from the room.
Hey old geezer, I may need a flight home after all this driving. We will see how long it takes me to get back into the East Coast. I am still in California.
Just kidding Richard, he is very ammusing. I was wondering how long it would take someone to try out this site.
Have an awesome day everyone.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:37:02 PM  
soft_rain said...

Appears nice and quite,so I will take this moment to speak to you on a more personel level.....
I wonder what you are thinking when you read all these shared comments,you must be shaking your head at some,laughing at others,sitting there with your mouth open for a few of them not to mention wondering who these ladies really are, what fiber are they made of? Who and what has made them who they are today? Are they well traveled in miles and distance only or are they well traveled with many worldly experiences.... I think of Oprah when she would say "Im every women" some disagreeded saying she could not be every women,but I believe she was and still is. She has climbed a huge mountain and is busy helping others to achieve their goals....she was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, has faced many hardships but yet remains a loving ,kind, generous person. What gets me most is the way she can feel the pain of others as if it were her own....not many folks have been blessed with this ability and I doubt she would change this for anything in the world, may she continue to travel throught the lives of many....Oprah the worlds best traveled women

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:38:12 PM  
soft_rain said...

Richard, Richard, Richard

How you must of truly loved your wife,

I really admire that about you and the fact that you are still very close friends today,how sweet.

How wonderful to be loved with such depth, hmmmmmm
who would not wish for such a man.
My search is for a partner that has known such Love and wants to have his heart filled once more.

Someone to share a sunset with someone to cuddle with all night and wake up to in the morning with smiling eyes,a loving touch, a warm smile,energizing each other for the coming day. Nothing really matters when your with someone who shares your feelings.

Waiting out a thunder storm suddenly becomes very interresting!! as the lightning steaks across the sky and the thunder rumbles across the ground.

Everything is a lot more fun when you have someone to share it with.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:13:37 PM  
zoe said...

Canadian Blogette - Please don't stop with your travel stories!! I love hearing about the travels and adventures of others -it's not boring at all. In fact, if others would also care to share their travel experiences, that would be great! That's why, like so many others, I loved reading the most recent Newsletter. Keep them coming!

CJinSOCAL - Yes, your blog was lengthy but you had a lot of valuable input. Probably most of us are well removed from publicity (I know I am) so you gave a lot of valuable insight, put forth in a kindly manner. Food for thought!

droma - Appreciated the name of the book "Travels" by Michael Cichton. I'm not familiar with it - will have to check it out. I read earlier this year "Tales of a Female Nomad" by Rita Golden Gelman - my contribution. It is Rita's personal experience of selling all her belongings and 'living at large with the world' for the past 15 years ago. She wrote the book 3-4 years ago and basically owns what she carries in her backpack. Her Journey began at the age of 48. Check out her website at - if you send Rita an email, she really will reply to you!!

Catbird - I'd love to hear more about your taking the year off and travelling. My plan also is to sell everything (including my house) and do what I love doing most - travelling. Right now, though, I have to finish my home renovation, help my parents with theirs (I'll soon be a pro at installing hardwood flooring!) and continue the liquidation process - such a slow job with working and all. I've gotten sidetracked. Catbird - I'd appreciate hearing about your travels and how you got to that point.

PC in Florida - Just loved your line "Never wait for anyone to start living." While having a compatible travelling companion would be great, I'm not going to wait around for that to happen. There's too much world out there to finish seeing!

Michelle Barr - Enjoyed your comments about 'living balanced'.

Travelin' - powersailing sounds like a blast!

Perhaps if there are those out there who don't appreciate the travel experiences (can't you just skim past them?), an option would be to create a hotmail or yahoo account and post that and then those who are interested in an exchange of this type can send in an email to that person... Just a thought. Feel free to provide yours.

Enjoy your evening.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:19:48 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Zoe...........thanks so much for your commentary!! Writing these blogs can be rather intimidating.......especially if one tends to get carried I clearly did!! Yikes!!
If I could only get the photo blog attachment "thang" figured out I could accompany my "odyssey" stories with stunning photos and cut down on the written dialoque could then actually SEE and FEEL exactly what I am talking about!
Oh well.....I keep trying with BDNC's help (I so wish I shared her tech!!)........still can not seem to get it....PERHAPS IT REALLY IS HARD TO TEACH OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS!!!
again good news: I am so persistant.... I WILL prevail!!!
EVENTUALLY..all in good time! Rome was not built in a "they" say,
whoever the heck "they" are!!??
Bonsoir a tous.....a demain xox

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:40:34 PM  
KLew said...

To Anonymous Attorney: Thank you for the insightful blog about being on Oprah. I had thought about writing to her about a dream for my oldest daughter---to start a choir for children with no acess to music. After reading your writing I will not do this. I am not an ardant fan of Oprah. I watch occasionally. I do not tape things. I happened to see the advertisement for the search and was curious. I truly entered on a lark and entering set off emotions of freedom for me after losing my husband to a heart attack. It has been a long process. I know now I can do what I need to do. I have always been independent and adventureous (couldn't be married to my husband and not be)now I will do it on my own. I recognize the quote from Greg Laurie and appreicate your including it in your statement. Thank you. I am only one but I am ONE!! I know who I am and am grateful to be me!
Thank you again Anonymous Attorney!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:21:57 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi Klew,
Tough journey for you....I tip my hat to you, I marvel at your courage and strength....not easy!
You go girl!!
"I am woman hear me roar"
Bon Nuit xox

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:54:05 PM  
neva said...

G'day back at you Canadian Blogette

Mahalo for the great information.
Sounded like a marvelous adventure.
I just had one or two more questions.

What is the best way to get from the Ferry Landing to Hobart?

Do you know whether it would be possible to go to Hobart from Christ Church, New Zealand? If so, how? Air or Sea?
Or would I need to go to Melbourne from Christ Church and then to Hobart?

Mahalo for your thoughts and the great information.

Aside: I have been to Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Mt. Coolum, Cairins and Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Area. It has been about l0 years since I have been there, however.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:14:10 PM  
neva said...

Aloha Debbie Eddy

Let me know when you will be at Papakea. Aside: I am about 2 blocks away much of the time.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:18:21 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day or G'night Neva,
I drove from Devonport to Hobart and would HIGHLY recommend it. Driving on the "wrong" side of the road or the "right" side as the Aussie's would say can be a challenge but so worth it. You can take the ferry,Spirit of Tasmania, to Devonport(Northern shore Tasmania)from either Sydney or my suggestion, depending on your comfort zone re driving would be to fly into Sydney or Melbourne, rent a car, jump on the ferry and just do it.....oh and be sure to make a reservation well in advance on the Spirit. I am really not sure about flying into Hobart from elsewhere, sorry about that. Hope it helps ya!! Need more just let me know and I WILL get the photo thing going.....have great shots takne in Tassie inc Hobart, you'd love them!
Off for my most needed beauty sleep...long day!
Bon nuit xox

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 10:30:56 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

It has taken me so long to skim through these postings that I can't even single out some of the things I wanted to comment on when I read them. It's 1:30 a.m. and I'll be plenty tired tomorrow when the sun wakes me up! How am I going to do my video if I always have dark circles under my eyes? So...I'll just say, you gals are all AMAZING. Lots of good thoughts, helpful hints, and giggles. Laughed out loud when I came upon our new blogger(Geezer)and the reactions. Sure hope at least some of us find our special someone from all of this. I close with the email a friend sent me recently. I'm sure it will bring some of you a few chuckles.

At long last, here are some NEW Barbie dolls to coincide with her and OUR aging gracefully. These are a bit more realistic...

1. Soccer Mom Barbie. All that experience as a cheerleader is really paying off as Barbie dusts off her old high school megaphone to root for Babs and Ken, Jr. Comes with minivan in robin-egg blue or white and cooler filled with doughnut holes and fruit punch.
2. Bifocals Barbie. Comes with her own set of blended-lens fashion frames in six wild colors (half-frames too!), neck chain, and large-print editions of Vogue and Martha Stewart Living.

3. Hot Flash Barbie. Press Barbie's bellybutton and watch her face turn beet red while tiny drops of perspiration appear on her forehead. Comes with handheld fan and tiny tissues.

4. Facial Hair Barbie. As Barbie's hormone levels shift, see her whiskers grow. Available with teensy tweezers and magnifying mirror.

5. Flabby Arms Barbie. Hide Barbie's droopy triceps with these new, roomier-sleeved gowns. Good news on the tummy front: two-MuMus with tummy-support panels are included.

6. Bunion Barbie. Years of disco dancing in stiletto heels have definitely taken their toll on Barbie's dainty arched feet. Soothe her sores with the pumice stone and plasters, then slip on soft terry mules.

7. No-More-Wrinkles Barbie. Erase those pesky crow's-feet and lip lines with a tube of Skin Sparkle-Spackle, from Barbie's own line of exclusive age-blasting cosmetics.

8. Mid-life Crisis Barbie. It's time to ditch Ken. Barbie needs a change, and Alonzo (her personal trainer) is just what the doctor ordered, along with Prozac. They're hopping in her new red Miata and heading for the Napa Valley to open a B&B. Includes a real tape of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."

9. Divorced Barbie Sells for $199.99. Comes with Ken's house, Ken's car, and Ken's boat.

10. Recovery Barbie. Too many parties have finally caught up with the ultimate party girl. Now she does Twelve Steps instead of dance steps. Clean and sober, she's going to meetings religiously. Comes with a little copy of The Big Book and a six-pack of Diet Coke.

11. Post-Menopausal Barbie. This Barbie wets her pants when she sneezes, forgets where she puts things, and cries a lot. She is sick and tired of Ken sitting on the couch watching the tube, clicking through the channels. Comes with Depends and Kleenex. As a bonus this year, the book "Getting In Touch with Your Inner Self" is included.

Though I'm part of the last generation to (thankfully) grow up without Barbie, this cracked me up.

Take care all!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 11:55:02 PM  
zoe said...

Neva - check out Go to the 'talk' forum. There you click on the continent you are interested in. Post any travel related question you like and others will more info will answer your question. The most recent posting always gets bumped to the top so you may have to search for your question to find your answers. Check it out and you'll see. You can also do searches. An awesome travel web site.

Canadian Bloggette - I also understand the challenges of figuring out new technology. As you can see, I haven't bothered even figuring out the use of colors, bold, italics, etc. yet! Another day maybe.


Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:22:53 AM  
Anonymous said...

Ladies, for those of you who have read of Richard's past ties with the royal family of Monaco, here is the latest news on this principality...

Prince Albert Accedes to Throne in Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco, son of Prince Rainier and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, ascended the throne on Tuesday in ceremonies that delighted the principality after months of mourning and revelations about his love life.

Monaco's Prince Albert II after the ceremonies to mark his enthronement in Monaco, July 12, 2005 outlined plans to promote the banking industry in the principality and stressed that money laundering would not be tolerated.

Albert stated that "Money and virtue must be combined permanently," Albert told his subjects, thronged before him outside the royal palace, some sipping champagne. "Monaco has a vocation to embrace other cultures. Should this be forgotten the European and American origins of my family are there to remind us," he said.

Albert was proclaimed ruler of Monaco at a Mass in the cliff-top cathedral where his father and mother, Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly, are buried.

REUTERS/Pascal Deschamps

Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:50:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

Sweet. Richard's family calls him Albee.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:20:17 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

To Marilyn: At least once a day is more accurate.

Help me here Ladies of the Blogg, does "lol" mean lots of love?

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:51:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

It could if you want it to!
Actually, it's Laugh Out Loud

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:57:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who wrote:
"Sweet. Richard's family calls him Albee." Incorrect, Albee is Prince Albert of Monaco.

To Auburn Michelle:
lol = laughing out loud

Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:07:22 AM  
Anonymous said...

wonder why that is??

Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:13:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

Good day Ladies,

Whoah! That was long CJ, but very helpful to some... Why and when were you @ the "O" Show????

Thank you all for travel stories. Should cut and paste all of them and put them in a book. I could, couldn't I?

To Phyl:
Ahhh Breyer's...*lol*
And as to competing with other women over a man is not really me. If we were competing solely for the trip i probably would. I personally believe that you shouldn't have to work this hard to find your soulmate. But i applaud women who "go4it" And as to the "wildest dream", i would directly contact the "O" and enter.
Although..... a cruise with the remaining bloggers is a brilliant idea. That will be a lot of fun. And i better start saving for that trip then huh?

To Sybil: Sorry to hear about your mom. :-(

To Canadian Bloggette:
Don't give up!

Has anyone seen Happy?


Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:14:34 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Mornin' Neva,

Will be at the Aston Sept. 18-27. Hope we can meet, might be fun and maybe can give my sister and I good advise regarding places of interest. Thnx

I was there in 91.



Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:16:40 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Carol in Riverwoods:
Your Aging Barbies cracked me up. Just about wet my pant! *lol*


Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:19:52 AM  
KLew said...

Morning Ladies:

Canadian Blogette thank you for the kind words. Freedom is an awesome thing--especially emotional! I am all for the cruise for those of us not chosen. The power of women together is something. This blog is great for women to communicate and I look forward to it---carry on ladies!!! O BTW Hi--Richard!!! LOL

Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:24:27 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As I mentioned before, I am new to blogging and am pleased to be able to provide this forum. I'm not sure of any "rules" for blogging but I mentioned before that I would delete comments that I deem are inappropriate. I'd like to think of the blog as similar to having a conversation in my living room. I've invited you in and there is a certain decorum and respect that everyone observes. I would expect no less in this forum.

I strongly feel I owe the majority of my time and energy to the women who took the time and energy to send in their materials to be considered for the Journey. I'd like not to have to divert too much of my limited time and energy managing the blog. Thanks. RR

Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:46:13 AM  
Anonymous said...

RE:Albee. I was referring to the blog above my comment about the Prince of Monaco :).

Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:19:43 AM  
Marcia said...

dear richard, does anyone get to communicate directly with you? i think we would make an interesting couple and i could arrange a month off to travel with you. but, how would i feel about the prior and next months, with you and others? seems too much like a contest to me, but maybe that is exactly what it is. let me know of your interest.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:23:28 AM  
Anonymous said...

Yes, Richard. Please use your time to focus on the Search and not monitoring the blog. In fact, its all right with me if you leave the blog for us to communicate with each other and just send us the weekly newsletters. Is that a better use of your time? We could also blog elsewhere if that relieves you of having to plow through all our "conversations". If blogs have taken on a life of their own and no longer helpful to you in communicating, let us know and we will make other arrangements to "talk", an auxiliary blog site elsewhere.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:25:20 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Richard Roe
We understand how time consuming this search must be. However, you also must undertand where all these ladies are coming from.
As you know, we are all here to comment, to observe, to learn, to share and to help each other out. Our main focus is to be the "best banana" and travel mate for YOU (i know only you can identify that)Richard. We are all first timers at some point in life. And if we can get some help with blogging (among other things)somewhere it will be very much appreciated. As for your house rules, it's your blog and so we must comply.


Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:34:00 AM  
droma said...

Hello lady Bloggaholics,

For our "Post RR" cruise,
how about designing a Sarong
with a tummy control panel
that is waterproof, so one
can fold it to use as rainprotection.
Let your imagination run wild. With an only women crew and passengers,all drug free and
non-alcoholics this will be
FUN at its' finest!!


Thursday, July 14, 2005 10:02:08 AM  
2 sandy said...

I loved reading about your adventure in Asia. Sounds like quite an area and someplace nice to be adventureous. A place I would love to be able to visit. Hopefully with you.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 11:33:43 AM  
Anonymous said...

Could there be a new blog every day or two so it wouldn't be necessary to scroll through hundreds of comments before getting to the newer ones?

Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:43:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

Suzanne of Mesa Arizona said

To Ice Skater-Ella: My thoughts on Aries men -"They speak as subtle as a sledge hammer hitting glass." LOL My version no need to copy. We have Texas Sage here in Arizona. :>)

To Linda in Tucson: Hello fellow Arizonian. I wish I knew about those final choices as well. God only knows I need to learn patience and this constant extension of time by RR is driving me nutty.

To Droma: Maby a little plagiarizing there on Ice Skaters part, but lovely words no less.

To Vj of Toronto Canada: Sorry about your hand, typing was fine to me. I like your blogs, very positive and considerate.

To Anonymous friend of RR: Knowing RR since age 13, bless you for your input, giving us a hint of our adorable bachelor. I live with an Aries man (son-in-law) and he is high spirieted, overly opinionated, like a dog gone bull when challenged and the most loving father, husband and son-in-law a mother could ask for.

To Ceesoo: Ditto on what kind of woman is RR really attracted too? Hmmmmm a socialite maybe?

To Claire: I hope you're one of the finalist too, you seem to be very nice as most of the women blogging here. I especially like the highly spirited PHYL - very bright gal with great sense of humor. Kiss your sone for me, what a nice thing to say about his Mom.

To Leslie: I read the DaVinci Code last year, great book, very entertaining, makes you stop and think. Hot flahes & I are like having your own personal steam room. When I go on dates it's hair up, hair down, hair up, hair down - is it hot in here? Sleeping is an exercise all night long, covers on, covers off, clothes on, clothes off. LOL

To Debby Eddy: I think RR's pretty darn hot for a 64 year young man. I've been on a dating service "", which is not as costly as e-harmony and have had to lower the age on the men. So many are out of shape. LOL. I'm a fitness nut, not because I want to be, but because I have to be. I like the feeling of freedom and doing what I want, when I want as well. I'm still looking for that man who makes my heart palpitate when I look into his eyes, makes me feel like I'm the most beautiful woman that ever walked on this earth and the sound of his snoring is like music from heaven. It's been too long, loneliness is a terrible thing, especially since we were created to have a mate.

To Sybil: I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom and the trials you are going through. The blessings always seem to come with the hardships. Congratulations on your daughter's pregnancy. I can't wait for more grandchilren. I have two.

To Phyl: You are a true character, I look for your blogs first, so I can have a good laugh. I'm surprised at your not commenting on Gypsy Cowgirls blog, you're growing old right before my eyes. Wish I could meet you in person, as well as so many other ladies on the blog. Hey let's have a reunion. Dallas Queen let's do it, a reunion of the rejects. LOL.

To Ellen: I suggested a reunion, but I like your idea better a cruise for the rejects. LOL

To Marilyn: I'm a health nut as well and loved your recipe.

To Chandra: You go girl.

To Catbird: I agree with you, light cotton clothing is best when traveling anywhere, because it can be washed and dried so easily. You learn to carry one small suitcase very quickly, lugging heavy suitcases around is a drag.

To Jackie: Regarding e-harmony, too expensive and all the hubbub about the profiel is not true to form. I was matched up with smokers, druggies, & reformed alcoholics. Thanks but no thanks. Try they are not as expensive.

To Gypsy Cowgirl of California: Hmmmmm share the "help wealth". Excuse me for being so nosey, it's my nature, I'm a woman.

To KJS: You're not my sister are you? My older siste has the same initials = Karolyn Juanita Searight. I felt the same way about my video, but after seeing RR extended the time livmit over and over again, I'm disgusted with myself for sending in such a ridiculous mess of a video in a hurry to make RR's so called deadline. I was so vulnerable at the time that I had seen him on Oparah and that particular week I was feeling especially lonesome for the company of a man I could talk to and hang around with that had somekind of intelligence. Blah, blah, blah, boy do I feel sucked in now. I suppose I could send another video, no rules saying I can't, and make one that is more professional, but I'm too cheap. LOL

To Soft.rain: Your messages area as pure as your blog name. Thank you.

To Carol In Riverwoods: Send your list into Barbie Doll manufactures. I think you've got some award winning ideas and could possibly make more $'s than RR is on his advewnture.

Sounds like I'm a little down on RR, sorry but my intentions are solely good. I love hearing all the stories that all of you share, very heart warming.

Whewwwww these blogs are really getting long. Please excuse typos, I'm not going back to proof this and my fingers are not as agile as they use to be.

Peace, love serenity to all

Suzanne of Mesa Arizona

Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:46:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard and Ladies: I wanted to address the person who indicated that I in some way intended to demean Richard by characterizing his Pop&Me as a home made video. As to whom he was formerly married is really irrelevant to my comments. My characterization of Richard's awarding winning video was only to contrast and compare his involvement with this project with the media machine that is 'O' and her counterparts. My sincere intent in commenting here was only to assure those ladies who seemed to be disappointed in waiting for Richard's appearance on this site and for more personal attention to them on a more individual basis that Richard is likely a very nice man who really wants to find his dream person. However, even Richard has expressed his total surprise in the amount of interest he has received. It is my opinion that he is overwhelmed, and that he does not have bad intentions toward any of the participants. I only offer this as a person who has had a similar experience. I know that most of us 'mature' women have been disappointed by a man at some time in our lives, and I would hate to have anyone jump to the conclusion that Richard is not who he portrayed himself to be on the 'O' show. I do not know Richard, but I do know how very rare it is for a man to express his pain regarding a lost love, etc. I was impressed by his seemingly open heart, and I just wanted to defend his behavior in some way while giving the ladies some input from someone who has been there so to speak. I know Richard is an adult and he can defend his own actions, but some on the site seem to suggest that he might be using 'them' for his own purposes. I cannot guarantee that this is not his motive, but I can speculate that this whole adventure has possibly gotten out of his control. So if you choose to get involved give Richard the benefit of the doubt, but know that if any of this adventure is filmed it will be, by necessity, unscripted and in the reality show 'genre'. Richard has made full disclosure to everyone as to his affliations with any sponsors, etc, and at this point it is my opinion that he is coming from a pure heart and pure intentions. I only pray that everyone will be pleased with any involvement in this adventure.
Caio...P: Thank you for your comments. I am not really here to defend my reasons for going on 'O' but suffice it to say I did NOT apply to be on Oprah. I applied to be on another show that offered a service for which I applied. The 'O' show decided to do a feature on the other show and the casting director asked if I would be willing to do the 'O' episode. Neither my best friend or I had ever been to Chicago and I hadn't seen her for a couple of years. Further, she is a big 'O' groupie and had never been able to get tickets. Finally, I thought it would be an interesting experience and that it might help others. The episode caused quite a bit of interest and other appearances followed. I don't really want to disclose the segments right now as I don't want to open up a discussion on the topic as I am only two weeks away from taking the bar exam and I cannot get sidetracked. Also, I can provide this info for anyone who might go to Chicago to be on the 'O' show. Harpo will send a person to meet you at O'Hare and take you to the Omni by limo. The Omni is a nice hotel; the food is great; and, the staff is really friendly. You will stay courtesy of Harpo and you will be provided with coupons for various amounts to cover your food expenses. The first time you appear you are allowed one amount and if you are asked back your coupon amount increases. Of course, your airfare is provided [economy] and I found Harpo's travel agent to be very willing to make arrangements that were convenient to me. Anyway, just a peek behind the scenes. Oh I almost forgot...Harpo has the BEST makeup artists and between them and the lighting will make you look so good you will not even recognize yourself [that is at Harpo, not necessarily other locations]. After my first appearance my youngest daughter called me and said, "Mom how come you have less wrinkles than I have?" She is only 33, and she knows better, but the makeup and lighting are amazing!! As for getting to know 'O' personally...Don't count on it, as you don't actually see her until you are seated onstage or in the audience and she addresses you personally. 'O' runs a tight ship and she has tight control over what you say and when to cut you off, which is understandable since she has to keep to predetermined time constraints. 'O' is warm and I do believe her intentions and her heart evidence her true desire to help others. However, the same cannot always be said about some of the producers and because she is ultimately responsible for what airs on her show I would love to have the opportunity to ask her some questions....Enough said...
Klew: Thank you for your kind comments. I answered you on your blog [not my real name unfortunately, for obvious reasons. I will disclose to you later.] Just a note. I am not commenting as an attorney and in fact I am not yet licensed to practice law in my state. My comments were only coming from someone who has experienced being caught up in the media machine. I would hate for nice women to be afraid to trust Richard strictly based on him changing his original plans in his newsletter, etc., as I suspect he is very overwhelmed and not totally in control. He has a deadline to meet and likely many commitments resulting from some previous agreements. Anyway, anyone who has the chance to experience the locations mentioned for this trip, whether with Richard or otherwise, would be well-advised to do so. So many wonderful people; beautiful scenery; and, an educational experience that fifty degrees would not provide.
You all sound like like such GREAT ladies. I love the idea of the cocktail party and figuring out who is who. That would be a REAL adventure, lol...:)
Blessings to All,

Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:26:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone
and most importantantly Hello Richard

I started reading this Blog hoping to learn more about Richard and capture his escense,while getting another glimps of his inner soul, not to mention updates on this adventure.

It is all very nice for the ladies to interact with one another but that is not the main purpose here. I find I am now spending an hour reading through this stuff that has nothing to do with Richard....we can only guess that he is doing the same and there for is left with only a few minutes to write his views.

So many of you have not even registered to Blog, this enables your user name to be protected and for all to follow your comments to Richard,yes I am writing this under cover as many of you do,I have written a few notes here myself under my registered name so not to hard to figure out who I am .
Blogs? basically it is to have an outlet where that particular persons(in this case Richard) life can be viewed by the public. At least that is how it is suppose to work.

I swear this place is looking more like a tea room with a bunch of bored ladies chattering away and totaly ignoring the main attraction who happens to look very yummy.So move over girls and let the man shine through.How is Cinderella ever to find her way through this crowd.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:41:06 PM  
onrynurse said...

Lookin for love WAS the point...HUH!! Not being a referee!! HAAA...
Hope all is well there and
you are able to get your research accomplished!!
Can't wait to hear the results!!
Doesn't it all seem more than you bargained for??
My fun for the next few days is shopping for a new washer and dryer!! 17 yrs old..and dead they are!! Bout time ...huh!!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:49:37 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

Hi everybody,
Just a quick note to let you know that I hve gotten the news letter, fantastic reading.. oh how I wished I was there to experience such wonders! I also had just a few comments before heading back to the hospital.. to our Lawyer friend, I am sorry you endured such a bad experience w/ the Oprah show crew, however, it is only one case that I have heard of, and as we are all adults, some have entered, some of us are working on it, we are doing this at our own risk, we have not signed a contract of any kind.. no one sueing, any one we would have no grounds to stand on.. These woman are beautiful woman and I have blogged with them from the beginning please, don't stomp on a dream,
Richard, you don't have to monitor so closely we know how to pull weeds.. and we can have fun doing it..
Hey happy hope you are keeping up..
I have been at the hospital with my Mom, but Phyl is doing a great job for ya.. she gets um going..

hello to my friend myriainva.. we have'nt had time to yack back and forth for awhile, god bless..

to all of our new bloggers.. WELCOME!!! have fun.. and good luck to you if you have sent in all of that, that is required,, me well every time I think I am ready to send it in.. I procrastinate and re-do it.. why? who knows?
maybe because Iam so

My mom fell and broke her hip, she laid on the floor for 18 hours, she had crawled to one room thinking that was where she left the phone, then exausted, pulled herself half way back, and that is where my sister found her, she had surgery yesterday, her left hip was shattered, but, like a trooper she is doing great.. she will be in a triangle type brace for 8 weeks, then will go from there.
Missoula is a 2 hour drive for me, so I need to Log off,
I Just want all of you to remember that when this started, it was fun!! keep it fun!!
Don't go Legal, Don't let this turn into a dirty old man wanting to fondel his way through the left overs, he can go to some sex talk usa something or other...
Share your receipes, have a cup of coffee, and please... keep sharing your stories of your travel.. so I can dream of far away places..
I want to be in Love, I want to share with someone what I have to go through even now.. this is the 2nd time this month.. 1st my Dad's stroke, Now my Mom with a Broken hip, what next? I Thank God: I have all of you: MY NEW FRIEND'S



Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:58:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

You all need to scroll

back and read Richards

last post!!

And do as he says!!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:08:13 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

Hey befor I go....
Richard.. The dirty old man well I hope you didn't think I ment it was
if you did..ummm well it was ment for that other guy that I saw you know the one they call geeser, dirty old geeser or something like that? any way sorry? I really have to run.. have a good evening..

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:17:19 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

who are you?

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:18:25 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

who are you??? anonymous???

My grandma said to ask you again wile she is geting ready and if you said
that to her because if u did she sad that if you are the one that rite the long notes you need to reed ricrds note again yorslf.

my grandma wanda

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:31:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

To all bloggers:
I guess it's Richard's Blog and it seems like we (including myself) forget the main focus here, but what are we supposed to do while waiting for RR's newsletter, comments and answers to those questions posted? Hmmmm *fiddle thumbs* la la la....
OK...slong as we don't attack and only speaks our mind, i think tsokay to keep ourselves entertained.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:32:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

huh? Did we miss anything? :-)

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:40:28 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Is this working

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:46:54 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Well darn I'm be I've finally found out what was wrong. I couldn't get my identity to come up. Hee, Hee, I'm such a trip.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 2:47:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

I think one of you ladies should set up a Friends of Richard Senior Bachelorette Blog and continue your chatting there. Please.You are all lovely, but I just want to hear about the Search and Journey on this blog and am not enjoying weighing through all the conversations. OR Richard -- please have a Blog for "Sharing" between Bloggers and one from you for "Information" Please. I think it would be simpler for you and preferable to some of us, too. Then, when you want to hear the chatter you can go to the "Sharing" blog. If you just want some answers, go to "Information". Then this conversation wouldn't be in Richard's living room, it would be "next door" and he could spend his time otherwise and not need to be monitoring.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:11:39 PM  
LeeislesVT said...

Hi Richard,

Maya Angelou refers to travel as “Passports to Understanding.”
I enjoyed your letters from S.E. Asia. My travel experiences there were very similar although that travel was way back in 1970. On many occasions I also found myself staying in places with young hippies form all over the world. At other times I would be in places were the locals stayed when on vacation. Asia certainly has commotion and activity as well as all types of shops and open markets. I even learned to bargain for my purchases. It can be fun if you know a little of the local language. I was amazed by the variety of languages and the fact that many native peoples speak multiple languages or dialects. I agree that Thai food is wonderful, Indian curry is often very good and Pilipino foods are great too. Old Delhi was a shock to me even though I had lived in Asia for two years. Living, sleeping, cooking and begging all along every sidewalk or so it seemed.

Love your idea of taking ferries I usually take the local bus to the end of the route or at least until I get out of the usual touristy areas.

You described exactly how I feel about life in Asia…”But that doesn’t mean life isn’t as good here, it’s just different—in an Asian way.”

Love Asia!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:49:07 PM  
Claire said...

Ohhh. I wasn't going to do this. I was really gone, but I am addicted. And I've been there before! Could not stop laughing--still doing it!!!! This blog has become hysterical, and where did it pick up the "ol' geezer"?! Hahaha.... Carol, what are you doing? You were so quiet--now Barbie with Depends!!!!ROTFLMAO
There is a REJECTS cruise???!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:09:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

hmmmm .......... scrolled back to Gypsy Cowgirl's post .... haven't a clue what she meant ... can only assume its something private between herself and Richard ... maybe an email .... but if so ...probably not wise for her to refer to it here ...... but then again ... maybe they live next door to each other ... but then if that's so, why would she be blogging *LOL*. Ahh ... just taking the p**s...

Oh incidentally, meant to say on the Tasmania subject, I drove the whole island .. just started up the east coast. The scenery around Queenstown in West is nothing short of spectacular ... however ... when I arrived there I got last room in a motel (driving furiously ahead of a couple ;)). Then decided to go for a walk and explore the town. There was NO ONE around at 8 pm. It was weird. I went into a pub to see if I could get some food and wine. Very friendly people but no food and told me I could get it at the motel down the road ... yep, the same one I was staying in. Only thing was that they were doing a 4/5 course buffet which I didn't want (catering for the coach tours). anyway ended up eating there .... was funny though.

Yeah ... I know .... some people don't want to know but some do ... so back off the first lot ... ;)

Ciao ....... Phyl

Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:24:09 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Dear O_R_Geezer,

When your first post appeared, I was mildly amused, but not any more. Here’s why. First of all, you don’t get it. It’s not Richard who’s demeaning us; it’s you – by assuming that we’re in this for the trip or a moment of attention, and that your offer of trips and baubles can lure us away. Several weeks ago, I told Richard I’d join him anytime - for a walk around the block or a trip around the world – and I meant it. That didn’t mean I’d fall in love with him (or even in bed with him), just that he’s an interesting, intelligent and somewhat introspective man who would be nice to know. My guess is that many and perhaps most of the women here would agree. Now, you may also possess all of those qualities and more, but your evident need to attack Richard’s motives and methods gives me pause. And as for your not being picky, many of us would not see that as a plus, ‘cause we’re REAL picky. We have rich, full, happy lives and we’re not going to change our places for anything but the real deal.

If I’ve been unfairly harsh here, I apologize, but your needling and sarcasm just didn’t sit well with me. I’ll let you have my email address for purposes of rebuttal, on the chance you can be satisfied with doing that privately. (But I had my say here and so will deal with whatever you dish out.)

And now, I think I’ll retire from the blog. I’ll try to keep up with some of the reading, but it really has been taking more attention than I have right now. ‘Need time for the grandkids, my pup, and the woodland preservation guide I’m helping to edit. Good luck to all!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:42:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ohhh ..... jeez Carol ...

Ok I didn't like the 'not picky' comment but to tell the truth I don't think it was meant in a nasty way. Interesting ... I didn't see any blog with info that Richard's site was being run by an agency near Chicago. Either I missed it or it was deleted ... I don't know.

However, I do find it interesting that the fact that a male has posted some blogs here (which is after all a www site) can provoke such strong reactions. Wonder what that's all about.

Again I reiterate ... and in this case I think CJ Anonymous Lawyer's post bears this out ... if you put yourself 'out' there you shouldn't be surprised at the responses. On a private site ... yes ... on a worldwide one ... no. And incidentally, Richard has continued to ask for new subscribers to his newsletter so ....

Ciao ..... Phyl

Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:59:02 PM  
catbird said...

Hi Richard and Ladies,
There really is a lot of stuff here. Sometimes I wish there wasn't so much. But then, I can't imagine what/who I would have deleted. It is my understanding that this is an open forum. And excuse me, but if I was in Richard's living room, I certainly would not address all my comments to him alone. (Unless we were alone, and that's a whole different ballgame!)I gave that up when I was, let's see, about 17! And I would certainly think Richard would encourage us to "talk amongst yourselves". Surely it gives him a much broader perspective on the type of women he is engaging.
Okay, I could go on and on about that, but I won't.
Sybil: I hope you are holding up and that your Mom is doing as well as can be expected. Having dealt with serious health issues with my own Mom recently, I know how difficult it is.
Wanda: Ditto. My Mom broke her hip in April. Just got the okay to walk. But now is very weak and will take a while to bounce back.
I've learned so much from watching her as she ages. Two open heart surgeries, a mastectomy, and now this. And she is still beautiful, feisty and fighting for as much as life has to offer.
Zoe: Thanks for your comments about my travels. I don't have time to go into much now. But will try to post some more later. It truly was an amazing journey. Believe it or not, one of my nicknames used to be "scaredy-cat". Not anymore!
Klew: My heart goes out to you. I lost my husband many years ago when I was way too young to understand grief's ways. There are many lessons and they are not very pretty or nice. There were days I thought I had truly lost my mind. I suppose you are past a good deal of that and I salute you for embarking on this fun journey. Happy trails!
To Phyl and so many others: Thanks for all the fun comments and stories. I love all the travelogs about Tassie. I spent about 3-4 months in New Zed and Oz but never made it to Tassie. Guess I'll just have to go back. ;-) I'm up for it!
And Happy, if you're out there. It sounds like you are missed. How fun is that?! Being missed by a great bunch of women you've only blogged with.
Okay Ladies and you too, Richard.
Good night from the east coast.
Live, Love, and Laugh out Loud,

Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:04:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Geezer:

Please don't refer to anyone here ... well speaking for myself anyway .. as desperate. I'm anything but ..... By all means have your say but be a little more careful with your choice of words.

I logged in here for fun for some fun one night and had a laugh. In some ways I wish it was a chatroom because interaction is so instantaneous but c'est la vie.

Ciao .... Phyl

Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:19:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

hello richard
do you know what you are looking for exactly? myself i do not need another male friend i have some male friends.
i do not need a dad i have one and he is in his 80's.
i have a hand full of brothers and believe me i dont want another one.
what i want is a lover who is kind and considerate
ps your hot with or without facial hair.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:15:18 PM  
KLew said...

CJinSOCAL: Thank you for teaching me something new. How do I post a private message to you? Saddleback---wow!

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:46:50 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir et salut a toute la monde, mes nouvelles amies "Les Bloggettes" et Monsieur Ricard
(Translation: Good evening and hey to all my new friends: the Bloggetes and Mr Richard)

Whoa....It is 10:55 pm here in the north!! Desperately need beauty sleep so will be brief (like that will ever happen!!....... it is all good!!)

Zippidy doo dah
Zippidy ey
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day
Zippidy doo dah
Zippidy ey!!
Mr Bluebird on my shoulder.......

I can hear you scrolling!!!!
ok ok ok.....sorry, again got a titch carried away, just got in from a great dinner with my "Women's Group" such great fun and sorry mes amis Bloggettes but....unfortunately I do love good wine (not whine!!) and with that comes..... "In vino veritas".... so here we go.....

My goodness....what several hours of not checking the blogs will do!! Great balls of fire!! So much going on!! Eh??........
-We have an Old (Rich) Geezer on board
-We have some bloggettes wanting us to blog less
-We have some wanting us to blog more
-We have some wanting to scroll
-We have some not wanting to scroll
-We have legal council
-We have escalating cat fights
-We have bloggettes with agendas
-we ahve bloggettes with no agendas
-We have friends holding hands ....saying how do you oh my what a wonderful day!!

Who'd of thunk?? Who knew?? That this blogging thing could be so, ever so entertaining and FUN!! I for one, and I am sure there are more out there in Blog Land that would agree, this is all in fun : the greatest competitors learn to win and lose, gracefully, with a smile on their mushes!
So lighten up people!!
or "suck it up" as the Aussie's would say...don't you just love that expression????!!

Why not sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the ride
-life is all about choices
-life it is ever so short and we only go around once.... we only receive a one way ticket!!
Again at the risk of being forever redundant...I thoroughly enjoy all the connections on this Blog site, the good, the bad and even the ugly!!
and I thank RR for allowing us the opportunity to get to know so many new Bloggettes and allowing us into one anothers "living rooms"

Bonsoir a tous, comme toujours et a la prochain (Goodnight to all, as always, until the next time)
Is not the French language beautiful?? Eh??
ps. I am not francophone but I do speak french...and I just love the romantic tone!!
Sleep tight and..........
don't let the bed bugs bite!! xox

Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:58:38 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Good Evening to ALL,

My goodness it was so hot in the N Californai Valley today. Got back into the area around 2 pm. I then met my sister and her family at their beach on the Delta for some H2O skiing. I got some wonderful video footage of my 20 year old daughter wake boarding until the strap got caught in the prop. and that sort of ended anymore H2O activities.

So now that I have the video camera I am going to have someone video tape me for SB. However, I am not comfortable with the process and I'm not sure why, but I'm going for it. I guess its because I feel I have such a slim chance of making the final round.
But thats my problem!

This blogging thing has been an adventure all by its self, and it sure has been fun. Well off I go to be taped. Then home to my parakeet, Mickey Blue and my two red-eared sliders, Sharon and Ozzy (I think they are both Sharon's).

RR be looking for my envelope! (grin)

Have a restful night.


Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:38:57 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Blogette:
I love your saying...Here in Calli I like to say, "Put your big girl panties on and GET OVER IT" lol
Also, I couldn't miss the chance to tell you how very much I love Canada...So many fond memories of Salmon fishing at Campbell River and seeing my up close and personal eagle...What an amazing experience....Here, I was at 5 in the morning out with a guide counting how many pulls the guide said I needed to get my line into the fish spot and I look up and see this amazing eagle as he swoops down talons extended as he breaks the surface of the lake. After blinking my eyes for what seemed like a mili-second I viewed the very same majestic bird as he lifted a salmon bigger than himself and then alighted onto a baren tree limb a few yards away. Now I can see why the US uses the Eagle to personify strength and integrity. If I could be any animal I think it is the eagle I would choose. Such discriminating eyesight and an attitude of 'there ain't no mountain high enough!' WOW, now I want to go fishing....This is the time for great Salmon fishing there too...Oh well, back to studying, lol...
Blessings to ALL,

Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:40:06 PM  
macushla56 said...

Received this warning in my email this morning - and wanted to share:
This is a heads-up to those friends who haven't experienced it yet, and an explanation to those friends and family who have: Most of you have read the scare-mail about the person whose kidneys were stolen while he was passed out. Well, read on. While the kidney story was an urban legend, this one is not. It's happening every day.

My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. It was just that quick. I went to sleep in my body and woke up with someone else's thighs. The new ones had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Who would have done such a cruel thing to legs that had been mine for years?

Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine?

I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans and Sheer Energy pantyhose.

Then, just when my guard was down, the thieves struck again. My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang because they took pains to match my new rear end (although badly attached, at least three inches lower than my original) to the thighs they stuck me with earlier. Now my rear complemented my legs, lump for lump. Frantic, I prayed that long skirts would stay in fashion.

It was two years ago that I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair, and I watched horrified but fascinated as the flesh of my upper arms swung to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary.

My body was being replaced one section at a time. How clever and fiendish.

Age? Age had nothing to do with it. Age is supposed to creep up,unnoticed, something like maturity. NO, I was being attacked repeatedly and without warning.

In dispair, I gave up my T-shirts. What could they do to me next?

My poor neck disappeared more quickly than the Thanksgiving turkey it now resembled.

That's why I decided to tell my story. I can't take on the medical profession by myself. Women of the world, wake up and smell the coffee.

That really isn't plastic that those surgeons are using. You KNOW where they are getting those replacement parts, don't you?

The next time you suspect someone has had a face "lifted", look again, was it lifted from you?

I think I finally found my thighs..and I hope that Cindy Crawford paid a really good price for them!

This is not a hoax. This is happening to women in every town every night. WARN YOUR FRIENDS.

P.S. I must say that last year I thought someone had stolen my breasts. I was lying in bed and they were gone! As I jumped out of bed I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept.

Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.


Hope that doesn't offend anyone - enjoy and have a great Friday! BH

Friday, July 15, 2005 5:43:55 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

That is the funniest thing I've ever read. On my video I told RR that my measurements were the same as when I was 18 years old, only 3 inches lower.

Friday, July 15, 2005 6:57:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hilarious!! I had just read that somewhere else - isn't it wonderful to be able to accept and laugh at what time does to our bodies? I wouldn't trade the wisdom, etc for any 30 year old body!!!!!!!!1
Good one BH

Friday, July 15, 2005 7:14:51 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Too much!!
What a way to kick start a Friday!!
My endo morphine levels are through the roof!! Laughter is such a wonderful medicine. If we can't laugh at ourselves once in a while, then what is it all about??
Anonymous I have to agree:
People often ask: would you do it all over again??
Absolutely,in a heartbeat, however with one condition, that I could do it all again with the wisdom I have gathered over the years!
Bon Weekend a tous xox

Friday, July 15, 2005 7:28:25 AM  
Anonymous said...

I realized what I like about this blogging site, there is so much fun and positive energy. The negative and tacky stuff is easily scrolled away.

Thank you ladies for the clarification on "LOL" - now it makes sense and I laugh out loud often!

Regarding the last comment from the Geeser....I find you very offensive for some reason. Part of it is your email address, part of it is your demeaning manner to women, part of it is the way you have seemingly intruded here. If the world were only men like you, I would rather be alone!

Going to sign this one anonymous~ (~.~) M

Friday, July 15, 2005 10:02:53 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Macushla56.....just straight up adorable!!!!

Pleae tell me what Macushla means. Is it love? J?W

I to RedOTHFLMAO.....but d***** its still there, but I LIKE it that way.

Have a wonderful week-end.


Friday, July 15, 2005 10:19:25 AM  
macushla56 said...

Actually that is the name of the first Arabian horse I owned - when I bought her I inquired about the origin of the name and was told it mean Darling in Irish - maybe our blogette friend from Ireland can confirm or deny that. BH

Friday, July 15, 2005 10:35:32 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Anonymous M:
Your comment "Regarding the last comment from the Geeser....I find you very offensive for some reason."

What offends you so much. What the Geezer had to say about some ladies on this Blog .."These ladies are all sugary at your blog and probably on film but look out what they write to the other rich geezer" Well this is so true because my friends and I have a good laugh at some of you, (I will not give Blogger names)but some of you ladies have no goals, no dreams, no plans for even next month. You are just wishing and hoping to be the one chosen, you want to do everything Richard or any other blogger mentions, do you have a mind of your own?

And do not get on case because I have done and will continue to do a lot more than any of you on this blog. I have worked in 12 countries, speak 8 languages and travelled the world. Most of all I have goals, dreams and plans and I do not intend to slow down anytime soon.

Yes, by all means submit your videos if you so desire and get living, there is lots of living to do. Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2005 10:36:54 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Geezer,

You are a funny guy!
Amusing! To say the least.

Your words show your character.
The dream woman your choose has the desire for you to take her shopping to the number one Rodeo Drive of the world.
Who found who??

Friday, July 15, 2005 10:56:28 AM  
Anonymous said...

Can you imagine men writing anything like that about their bodies?? No! Because they don't think they have changed one bit from their 20 year old selves! In online dating ads it cracks me up when men list their hair color as "brown", and boast that they wear the same waist size pants as in high school (not noticing that that waist is now their hips and now has a watermelon belly sitting on top) and that they are at least 20 more pounds and 2" shorter than they think they are.

Friday, July 15, 2005 11:03:54 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard - PLEASE start another blog - this is getting SO long and some of these women have their fingernails all the way out. Please come up with another topic (about your adventure)that we can discuss as mature women that most of us are.

Ladies: hopefully now that the geezer has landed a trophy, he'll leave the rest of us alone. And thanks, Richard, for deleting his input.

Friday, July 15, 2005 11:13:20 AM  
Anonymous said...

And I've disappeared again ....
a little bit co-incidental .....

any comments anyone?

They need to be quick cause I'll disappear again. Wonder if all my previous postings in this blog will melt also.

Ah well ...... if it is being done on purpose, maybe someone here who knows I'm a well balanced person can tell the other well-balanced people who blog here what happened on the offchance that they might think I left without saying goodbye


Friday, July 15, 2005 11:50:25 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

phyl, looks like both of us have been deleted..

Friday, July 15, 2005 11:51:22 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

sorry I wasn't here to read what you wrote.. I know what I said.. oops maybe I was a little to honest..
sometimes that gets me into trouble

Friday, July 15, 2005 11:54:24 AM  
wanda whitworth said...

just the quick little blurbs from you and I chatting this morn'? was there more.. besides the old geezers 2 postings?

Friday, July 15, 2005 11:57:20 AM  
Anonymous said...

Oh come on Richard!!!!!

How much fun is this Censorship!!!

This will really become a full time job.

My Blog was deleted, also. And I was just commenting that the Geezer thing was not that harmful, It was quite funny!!!

Friday, July 15, 2005 11:58:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard! 'Indiana Jones':)
I see the rich old geezer is still swimmin' around in 'danger bay' lol
thank goodness he found a 'potential' Soulmate and traveling companion. Now the waters will be calm again! Phew lol. Mazeltov on 'Albee' in Monaco stepping into his Father's shoes, so to speak. He will make a fine Ruler of the Principality of beautiful Monaco. In 1975 I had the luck of seeing the beautiful palace, from a distance mind you but nevertheless an experience. I fell in love with Monaco as it is so very similar to Cape Town South Africa, my hometown. I love the South Of France...Antibes...the vibe on the beachfront drive in Monaco with the Palm Trees, we have the same in Cape Town! One of the apartment buildings I lived in many many years ago was named Monaco and the twin Marseilles....interesting!
By the way speaking of Cape Town, our friend Oprah is visiting at the moment, so my dear Sister in South Africa tells me :)
carpe diem
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:00:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Wanda

All I said after reading Geezer's posting was:

'Hmmmm ... now I maybe understand why you called some people here desperate'.

Those are maybe not the exact words but pretty much as I remember.

You didn't say anything wrong. It's a www site and open to all .. including Geezer. Obviously Richard has huge issues with insecurity etc if he can't take the heat of one other man posting.

I already feel he has huge issues over questions etc. and seems to want to control everything.

Pity you didn't see 'Geezers' posting Wanda, it may have explained a lot to you.

I've got to have some food. Unfortunately, I didn't want to leave the site like this but I don't have the time or the patience to keep posting when Richard or someone is going to delete them ....... its sooooo weird.

Again, I say to the well balanced people here .... I enjoyed your company. To the yes-men(women) who agree with Richard all the time .... think about what you're doing. You can travel on your own ... trust me. There's always a way.

Ciao ..... Phyl

p.s. I will probably look in later as I'm in tonight to see if my entire being has been deleted *LOL*

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:02:08 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

THIS IS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL......HEEEELLLLLLLLLLLO!!!.....was not the objective to have fun??
Are you having fun Richard? Bloggettes? I didn't think so!
Personally speaking I don't find this Blogging entertaining nor fun at this point!
Come on people.....get a grip!


It is not whether you win or lose, it is how you play the game.
Chose to show your redeeming qualities and play for fun and entertainment!!!
a la prochain mes amis
Bonjour from La Belle Province xox

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:02:32 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

PS: Here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, we inhabitants have a unique and marvelous attitude and subsequently enjoy a positive approach to life: We bask in........

Joie de vie..........Joy of life

Try it, it works!!


Friday, July 15, 2005 12:18:21 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

Good Afternoon Richard, Ladies, and the World reading blogs on
As this is a beautiful afternoon in Polson, Montana I hope the Weather is just as beautiful where ever you are.. my blog this time will be much different, for I do not want to be removed.. I still have Star lite in My Blue Eyes.. and Wish to fall in Love with my Soul-Mate.. that was my reason for being on this site to begin with..... SO LET'S GET BACK TO THE BEGINNING`````
how are you?
Please if at all possible, because this is the 15th day of the month, could you start a new page for us bloggers who are really interested in looking for our SOUL-MATE.
I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A MILLION DOLLAR TRIP CONTEST, I DID NOT ENTER A CONTEST, I heard a voice on my favorite show, I saw a man that appealed to my liking, and what he had to say, what I thought Oprah had to say, when she said "I think he is for real" I decided to take a chance and see if a brick or two would begin to crumble.. now granted, I do a lot of dating, I keep searching, so you are not the only egg in my basket, but you do offer a bit more.. such as me meeting all of my new friends, and a lot of laughter, plus I can dream of places I will probably never in a lifetime see, except through these beautiful new friends adventures.. So thank you for that..
have a wonderful day,
and don't forget, heres a hug and a smile

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:29:58 PM  
droma said...

3 times I got disconnected
loosing my significant blog...

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:30:07 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

My goodness what is going on here. Everyone having a PMS day hmmmm.

I've been on a dating service for a month now and am exhausted. My grandson, daughter and I have names for the frogs that put pictures of themselves that are 30/40lbs lighter and 20/30 years younger oh my gosh I'm so disgusted. It's like hey guy do you know how bad your breath smells form way over on this side of the table. I polish myself to a fine perfection to put my very best foot forward. The pictures I have on the site indicated that I am a lady and want to be treated as such. I talk to these men and they seem intelligent and then I meet them and it appears somehow they lost their marbles on the drive over to meet me.

I told my daughters one more date and that's it I'm done.

P...the reason most of the women hooked up with the seniorbachelor was to find a respectable man, with some clue as to how a woman/lady wants to be treated.

I have a strong desire for a man to join my life, but geez I'm wondering if it is too much to ask that my heart skip a beat when I meet that special person, you know like when we were young.

I'm really not in this to be publicized, go on a trip, don't necessarily want someone with a lot of money. I just want someone to share my time with.

So are we going to plan a cruise or not? Ladies :>)

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:46:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

My blog was deleted also and all I said was "Phyl, you have disappeared again. And write another and see what happens" Oh, well, I guess someone does not want any well balanced people on here. I agree with you only the yes-men(women) who agree with Richard all the time .... and those you beg "Richard ...PLEASE" can stay.
Let's see how long this blog will last.

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:49:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Ladies:

Look up lots of cruises.

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:52:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

I wonder if blogs bog after 200. Does it look a little bloated to you? Maybe its that time of the month...LOL

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:52:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

also google "seniorbachlorette"-- for another blog site

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:55:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

whoop-- the correct spelling-seniorbachelorette

Friday, July 15, 2005 12:57:13 PM  
Old_rich_geezer said...

Well Rich old boy, I see you deleted all my blogs. I guess you have nothing better to do with your time since you have to have a website to find women. That's OK. It works. My hat is off to you old boy. I got 187 emails from ladies who just don't want to wait around for you to make up your mind. I only replied to 2 and I talked to one on the telephone last night. We decided to meet in Newport RI on this Sunday. She wanted to go to Paris to shop so that's where we're going to go then who knows where. That hop over the Atlantic gives us time to plan. I don't need to put it at a website and I don't want to put her on the TV. She sounds like too fine of a lady for that. So you lose Rich old boy. I get this one.

A lot of the ladies who wrote to me said not too nice things about you Rich and the other contestants. A couple of them who wrote to me even sent you videos. I wanted to ask them what they put on the video, but I am really not a creep in a raincoat. I went back and read what the ones who wrote me blogged. These ladies are all sugary at your blog and probably on film but look out what they write to the other rich geezer. Rich I think you have a snowball on your hands. But then who knows how much of what you wrote in your website is really true anyway. These ladys just want it to be so it is. The email from the ladies not participating in your contest were the most attractive. So I guess I am not interested in an exhibitionist. I am not going to tease women for months so they imagine what it would be like to be somewhere exotic with me then humilate them on the TV. Maybe you are the geezer in the raincoat. I can decide what I want and then see if it will work. So on Saturday I am off to meet my gal. Thanks Rich. Oh and by the way, you paid your ad agency in Chicago too much for the website and a monkey can take care of a blog once it's set up.


PS I can keep you busy all day Rich old boy. I don't leave until tomorrow and I do have a laptop.

PSS Hey Phyl, I like your style.

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:13:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Geezer,

You are a funny guy!
Amusing! To say the least.

Your words show your character.
The dream woman you choose has the desire for you to take her shopping to the number one Rodeo Drive of the world.
Who found whom??

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:20:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

I just logged in again and see a repeat of Geezer's blog ....... now ffs what is wrong with that.

He's normal ...... he says it the way it is .... he just is!!!!!!
And that was my response.
Just getting my few words in before I'm deleted again.

Hey Richard .... you can delete my blog but you can't delete me cause I'm a whole rounded well balanced person as I think a lot of your bloggers would testify to.

What a control freak you turned out to be ....... but then I guess that was always going to be the way.

Your 'Irishness' must be lost to you ... sadly ... we always stand up for freedom of speech ....

Thanks Geezer .... *LOL*

haven't a clue what you're like but you seem to be honest and to the blogger who seems against Rodeo Drive ..... cmon .... we live in this world ...... let's enjoy it whatever way we like as in ... live and let live ... except here I guess.

I'm now going to scroll back to see if you're all 'killing me'... metaphorically speaking of course.

Love to all

Ciao ......... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:22:59 PM  
Belizegial said...

Methinks the 'old geezer' needs to leave this blog, you have accomplished what you set out for. have may now leave as your banal and boring commentaries are cluttering our fellow blogettes space.

As well, ladies of the blog, I enjoyed the aging barbie and body snatcher warnings sent earlier in the week. Gave me a bellyful of laughs today. thanks

Keep it positive as I am enjoying your commentaries. Have a restful weekend.

from a friend outside of the US of A :-)

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:27:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

wey hey ....... well my previous blogs haven't been deleted yet!!!

Nor have yours Geezer!

Nor yours Wanda!

What the hell is happening here? Not fun anymore.

Richard ... why don't you tell the people who sent you videos whether they're in with a shout or not (I didn't by the way). You definitely must know whether or not you're attracted initially. Why are you keeping those people hanging on till Sept. Let them get on with their lives (the ones that are waiting to hear from you that is).

If you didn't delete mine/wanda's or geezer's by mistake, why don't you say so. Nothing to be gained by saying nothing.


You're funny ....... doing the adoring bit *LOL*

Cmon people ........ how the hell can you get a feel/essence for someone you don't know who doesn't reveal something of themselves when they even write a blog. Ok I know there is at least one person here who purports to adore the ground Richard walks on but really, how mad is that??

Geezer ......... have a lovely time in Paris with your friend. Wonder if I have interacted with her. Interesting that you only replied to 2 mails out of 187...

Ciao .......... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:38:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

Sorry Phyl,

I shall not post a blog again.
I am surprised you did not get the humor regarding the old geezer

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:40:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi to last anonymous posting ...

yes I did get the humour .... *LOL*.
I not sure who you are but PLEASE post to your heart's content ... I love the non-adoring posts .... having said that I probably won't be around to see many of those ;).

Ciao ....... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:56:32 PM  
Anonymous said...


The Geezer said his friend was from Newport, RI (if I remember correctly) I think that was deleted.

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:56:37 PM  
Anonymous said...

Get real ladies, this "Geezer" could be a 20 year making up whatever he wants just because he can get away with it. You have no proof he is for real and you are treating him/her like he/she is. This could be some former disgruntled bloggette for all you know. ANyone seen a photo?

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:59:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

well he said he was meeting his friend in Newport RI ... not necessarily that she is from there.

Was that deleted from the second posting of Geezers blog or ..... ?

Jeez you'd need a PI around here *LOL*

Ciao ...... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:00:00 PM  
old_rich_geezer said...

Phyl, I replied to 2 because I know what I want and those two said what I wanted to hear. I just now got out of email and there were 15 more emails, I only replied to 1. I like using my money to do fun things with fun people. I am not the youg man I once was so I am just going to take the reins and go to Paris. Why not? Rich is going to take a fine lady he's humilated this way to a tent in Southeast Asia. And then he's going to film how they act. But he's going to tease you all first for a few months first. Maybe we need a reality check here. I picked old_rich_geezer because that's what came to my mind when I saw this blog. I have done well, I am an older gentleman and I have never needed a rain coat for any reason I swear.


Friday, July 15, 2005 2:02:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

of course the 'Geezer' could be anyone, any age. That's not the point though, is it.

The point is that the blogs were removed and they were harmless. So were others blogs who have been here for a while....

For God's sake it's a blog fun site ... everyone should have their say....

ciao .... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:03:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hiya Geezer (whoever/whatever age you are ;)

You don't have to explain yourself here, but hey, you know that.

If you have the dosh .... go for it ..... even without the dosh like I said earlier in a blog which I think was deleted, everyone can find a way to do something they want.

If you really are authentic ... enjoy enjoy enjoy this Universe :).

I and others have publicly asked quite a lot of questions of Richard and he chooses not to answer most of them, telling us he will answer when he deems the time appropriate. Well at this point, I think that's bordering on arrogant and I don't do 'arrogant' very well.... lol .... so ...

yes I would imagine you would get some emails and I would also imagine if you are a man who has lived and has a lot of life experience you would not reply to all of them. I have to say in Richard's defence he has replied to most of mine .... short and to the point but maybe that's because I'm a persistent little you know what ... lol.

Ciao ....... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:10:29 PM  
LeeislesVT said...

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Friday, July 15, 2005 2:11:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Ciao....Phyl,
Dance lessons are helpful... They teach one how to "bow"(out) gracefully...

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:16:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

to the last anonymous blog ...

FYI ..... I love dancing ... 5 Rythms especially ... have you heard of it ....

As for bowing out gracefully ... may I ask out of what? I haven't entered anything ....... have you?
If so, good luck.

Love and peace to you also

Ciao .... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:19:17 PM  
Claire said...

Macushla56 (BH) That was absolutely great! Started laughing last night and woke up the same way. Your blog just added 2 years to my life expectancy, so thanks!

Suzanne: Thanks for your vote, but I have never sent in a video/bio, and it doesn't look like I will. I have issues with the video, I guess. I'd be up for a meeting (since I'll be van-traveling to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta), but I don't think I can afford a cruise.

Phyl: Love your style!

Wanda: Keep on looking. Happiness does happen.

Richard: No matter what goes on, go for the gold. You have won before and you can win again. The blog has a life of its own. ENJOY it!

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:20:20 PM  
Anonymous said...

Thank you Claire....

Machushla is indeed a gaelic word of endearment as in 'darlin' or whatever ... :). I can't remember the original Irish spelling but I'll check it out and get back to you..... Irish classes were compulsory at school so therefore everyone hated it .... you know the scene ... force something on someone and man .. will they rebel ... bit like here really.

By the way the 5 Rythms dance is an expressive, ecstatic, meditation style of dance devised by New Yorker Gabrielle Roth .. she has written books on the subject... and runs workshops. I've been lucky to attend the last one run by herself and her son in Dublin .... it was fantastic.

Ciao ......... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:28:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ciao.... Phyll!!!
Why are you here if you aren't interested in entering this contest? Is it just to "make friends" and "have fun" and are you accomplishing either?
If you are indeed the "well balanced" individual you purport, why don't you do those things in the REAL world, outside of this forum??? The negativity here is getting tedious... GET A LIFE, por favor... :)

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:32:07 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Wanda

*LOL* ..... you're great fun girl.
Thank you and thank 'Jon'!!!!!!!!!

I can't help the deleting process ... not in charge of that.

I'm gonna take a guess here and say there will be no deletions and there will probably be a new stern blog tomorrow ........ *LOL*.

However, in the pretty short term I will be deleted permanently. If the WOW TECHIES here ... as in my friend from NC!!!! have any knowledge if someone can be permanently barred from a www blog let me know please so I won't think its my pc ..... even though I need a new one.... will be getting one soon.

Cmon keep em coming ... this is fun

Ciao ...... Phyl ;)

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:39:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

oh god ..... back to anonymous who thinks I'm negative.

Firstly ....... I have a life so don't worry about that.

Right ..... I'm here because I happened to flick on to the Oprah show the day this was featured .. don't normally watch as its shown midday here ... and I was curious.

I didn't enter the competiton per se because I have issues with the committee thing and the final type thingy of the 'contest' ... lets just use that for want of a better word. Why so hostile?

I have a full life and lots of friends and this is just a bit of fun. Also I enjoyed interacting with lots of lovely ladies here ... I've travelled a lot and I love hearing different stuff.
I've even been to your country quite a few times .... but shhhh ... don't tell anyone ... although doesn't matter, cause you'd probably have me arrested for some reason. Don't know what your problem with me is ..... and to tell the truth don't really care.

But, nevertheless, love and peace to you ......

Ciao ........ Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:48:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

A question to the person who seems hostile to me ....... why don't you post a name ... easy to be nasty under 'anonymous'

Ciao ..... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:52:14 PM  
neva said...

It seems to me that there is freedom of speech, which we all love and honor, and when that freedom impinges on other freedoms, and/or is hurtful to others, one needs to think further about whether our fun is at the expense of someone else and whether we might not have been abusing some of their rights and freedoms in the process.

Be kind. It is a small, wonderful world when we allow it to be.

Friday, July 15, 2005 2:59:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

i recently posted something like ".... you shouldn't have to work this hard to find your soulmate" ... what can i say huh?
Geeeessssssh this all happening in the US of A???
Still fun and no regrets blogging at all... credit to those who speaks the truth... and yes Old Rich just got credited as well....very amuzing so keep it coming.....just keep it light and be a little more respectful.

Re Cruise: count me IN, but who is putting this trip together?

And BTW Phyl, Thanks for the award... :-)You are too kind


Friday, July 15, 2005 3:11:50 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Ditto Neva!
Kudos BDNC! what to say, sure hope you have nice wide do not have to be big to be brave!It is a shame that things have reduced to this level, I was so enjoying the camaraderie and openess of fellow Bloggettes.
Oh well, ainsi va la vie! (and so life goes!)
Bon weekend encore xox
ps. Still trying to get the picture thing going, would be a great diversion right now.........not suggesting that we need one.....much!!

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:22:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

Evening to you BDNC:

you're very welcome .... you deserve THE AWARD ... lol.

You also are a person who speaks freely and openly and you're very helpful (hence the award ;). And that's before I even get started on your techie knowledge .... !!!!

To Neva:

Good point ..... however, some people perceive 'hurts' when none were intended and that is stuff they need to work on themselves. No one knows what goes on in someone else's head unless told and even then it's usually just their perception.

Other people decide to have a go at someone for reasons known only to themselves but aint that life ... the good, bad and beautiful :).


Friday, July 15, 2005 3:23:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh...technically...Phyl, his blog his rule... as far as i know one gets booted out in chat rooms too right? we can start our own blog and we RULE and CONTROL! But then.. this is so much fun don't you think?
I should send this link (blog) to Dr Phil, i would like to hear what he has to say about all these cuffufle...*lol*

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:25:20 PM  
wanda whitworth said...

well happy july 15th,
dog gone this page is getting long... might as well learn speed rolling!!!!
hey richard, how are ya? me well I just got off the phone with my mom, she is hurting but in good spirits, thank you for askin' yeah right, I can pretend you did.. any way.. by looking at the blogs, I wasn 't deleted! yeah!!! accomplishment!! humm I just can't help myself, I have to be me, I wasn't able to make the trip to see mom today, maybe tomorrow, god willing! hey guys and gals have you heard from TRAVELEN'? HOW ABOUT HAPPY? I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY YOU KNOW I MISS THERE INPUT..

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:29:56 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard-- the blog has spun out of control and is no longer (i assume) what you intended it for. It is certainly not what I hoped it was for. I think you can shut down this form of communication and just use newsletters -- seems it would save some headaches and pinched nerves, too.

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:32:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

I have not entered either and i don't see anything wrong with that.

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:43:29 PM  
wanda whitworth said...




Friday, July 15, 2005 3:47:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

my understanding was that the pinched nerve came about from writing newsletters .... oh and reading emails .... he didn't write a whole lot on the blogs *tongue in cheek* .... (waits for more crap to be dumped on the shoulders) .. lol

Canadian Blogette:

They're not too wide but they're strong enough to take the stuff here... even the deletions. I'm not tense because I speak the truth .... lol.

I know technically it's Richard's blog and one can be deleted but really, I would have thought that would have been for being very offensive, not just giving a different opinion in a fairly mild way!!

Anyway, I agree with you, my pal BDNC, Wanda, Geezer and so many others here that life is for living, which is what I do :).
However, I probably won't continue to blog for much longer (even if I don't get deleted ... lol)... I like fun and in-depth stuff also. Can't be bothered with the stringing out answers to questions and the control thing. Ultimately its going to backfire on all concerned IMO...

Ciao ....... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:48:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

oops forgot to sign (Re: FYI)That was me... *turns red*... today... i lost my keys...found it...then lost them again.... what's with that? ... hmmp!

To Senior Bachelor:
Oh dear! won't be good to shut it down...Richard.. .. being control by a woman(?)but then, it's all up to you

Friday, July 15, 2005 3:50:57 PM  
BDNC said...

To Phyl:
awww..... :-(

Friday, July 15, 2005 4:10:27 PM  
Anonymous said...


BDNC ... figured the FYI posting was you cause it looked soooooooo professional and sounded haughty ... *kidding*.

Why awwww????


Friday, July 15, 2005 4:23:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ok ...... decided I'd tell a joke:

Things are Tough in Russia!!

A Russian man saves his rubles/roubles for 20 years to buy a new car. After choosing the model and options he wants, he's not the least bit surprised or even concerned to learn that it will take two years for the new car to be delivered. He thanks the salesman and starts to leave, but as he reaches the door he pauses and turns back to the salesman "Do you know which week two years from now the new car will arrive" he asks.

the salesman checks his notes and tells the man that it will be two years to the exact week. The man thanks the salesman and starts out again, but upon reaching the door, he turns back again.

"Could you possibly tell me what day of the week two years from now the car will arrive?" The salesman, mildly annoyed, checks his notes again and says that it will be exactly two years from this week, on Thursday. The man thanks the salesman and once again starts to leave.

Halfway through the door, he hesitates, turns back, and walks up to the salesman.

"I'm sorry to be so much trouble, but do you know if that will be two years from now on Thursday in the morning or in the afternoon?". Visibly irritated, the salesman flips through his papers yet another time and says sharply that it will be in the afternoon, two years from now on Thursday.

"Thats's a relief!" says the man. "The plumber is coming in the morning"

Friday, July 15, 2005 4:38:09 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oops sorry ....... forgot to sign ... Phyl

Friday, July 15, 2005 4:39:37 PM  
Claire said...

Phyl: Thank you for the translation. One of my favorite books--and now wouldn't you know it but I can't find it--is Translations by Brian Friel (It has been many years since I read it). Anyway, it's a great play about how the place names were changed into English names and how the gaelic people revolted. My godmother was from Dublin; her name, Cora Nolan; her daughter, Phyllis, was my best friend...many years ago across the Atlantic. You can't get permanently deleted from a blog as you can from a chatroom, but of course you could get deleted each time your name came up. But why would anyone do that? What have you done except express your opinion. I haven't seen you intentionally try to hurt anyone or be immoral in any way. Have I missed something?
Neva: If Richard okays you to post pics., just upload them to the program "Hello" (free on this blog), and identify the blog as recipient. That should work since it worked w/o my meaning to do it before.
Anonymous? We post here because we thought we would enter, but deciding has been an ongoing problem for some of us who wanted more information first. Now we try to help keep up the morale of all involved. Maybe it doesn't always work because we are all different and need different kinds of encouragement. RR originally told us to have fun with the blog; fun comes in different styles.

Friday, July 15, 2005 4:41:21 PM  
BDNC said...

*lol* You're too much Phyl.....awww and the sad face are for your decision not to stay blogging much longer...Happy missing and now you?? another aww.. heard from Happy yet?

Thanks for clarifying that Claire :-)

don't have to sign this one, ha ha ha ..

Friday, July 15, 2005 4:55:13 PM  
Anonymous said...

Gone for the night.... you all have a good weekend and hopefully the "PMS" gets better tomorrow.*still *lol*

Friday, July 15, 2005 5:00:54 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...


Way too busy right now to look at the blog. Going to take a break from it for a while. I'll let you know in the Newsletter when it is up and running again.

Best to all.


Friday, July 15, 2005 5:04:05 PM  

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