Thursday, August 25, 2005

Big Day for Romance and Adventure- Oprah Rerun!

Good Day Ladies,

Welcome Newcomers from The Oprah Winfrey Show audience!
As you may know, getting on The Oprah Winfrey Show is extremely difficult. Getting a rerun of a segment during the summer is quite an honor. I think it happened because they realize there are so many of us mature folks who want to share our lives with a soulmate. We are active, adventurous and more than a little romantic. So, kudos to you Ladies and a growing number of Gentlemen! (See, we are helping them "get it" that there are wonderful and exciting mature women out there.) I heartily encourage newcomers to jump right in to this very active and social blog. Many of the Ladies have formed wonderful friendships and created their own blogs and websites as a result of joining in here. Arrivaderci! So many of you have commented that you never did see the Senior Bachelor segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show that started this phenomenon so I hope you catch the rerun today. If you want to see more of the Senior Bachelor and help the Mission of Promoting Romance and Adventure for People of All Ages, please email Oprah after the show using this link.

I'm really glad my sisters took up my invitation and joined in on the Blog. Remember, this is ALL about fun-- and they are fun! Thank you, Connie and Judi. And go easy on me.... I'll be sure to give you my side of all their stories! Heard from the Ayres Hotel about the "Meet the Senior Bachelor Tour" event next Thursday and Friday. They have less than 20 rooms left so call now and reserve yours if you are thinking of coming by (800-675-3550). I put up a new page on the website called "Meet the SB" that has all the details of all the locations (Manhattan Beach for sure and Chicago is firming up.) I'm so pleased many of you are staying over for the weekend. I'm preparing the "Manhattan Beach Tour Guide" for everyone that you can pick up when you sign in. If I finish it in time I'll post it to the web. Working on the guide is interesting as it is making me look at very familiar things from a new perspective. What would the tour guide look like from your hometown? Here's another photo of the hotel. Everytime I visit this hotel I see something new and fascinating. It is really quite a jewel and I hope you have a fun time staying there.

The fabrics are from Italy as well as the wallpaper. Doug Ayres and his family have done a wonderful job creating that Old European charm. Finally, you may have noticed that we replaced the eHarmony ads on the website with As I mentioned before I was reviewing online dating services and I came upon PerfectMatch. Their compatibility profile was much easier and quicker to fill out and they seemed to "get it" more about us mature folks. Please give them a try and report back to me how it goes. You can click here to fill out their free compatibility profile. As I mentioned before about the ads on the website, I receive a small commission if you use the products or services shown which I use to help defray the costs of the website, etc. Hey, that just means more for the Journey!! Best Regards and thanks for all your support- RR


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Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:16:13 AM  
Carol said...

Hi Richard and all the others,
I think I pulled off the first Bloggetts get together yesterday. I met up with another bloggette and her daughter yesterday in Orlando. Our daughters got along great and we had a blast. Sorry RR that you are missing all the fun.
Welcome to your sisters. Are you having fun yet?
As luck would have it, the forces of nature are invading my new living space. I move in, a hurricane moves in. Now the eye of this beautiful Hurrican should just about go over my new living space of 1 week. It took hurricane Andrew in 92 3 weeks to come knocking on my door.
I am just going to stay in Orlando, let that little Hurricane just have it's way, and go home when my son calls and gives me the all clear. And says that I have electricity.
So everyone say a prayer for us Florida folks, AGAIN!
And I am going to go play with my friends again today in the sunshine.
Have an awesome day!

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:29:38 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hello and welcome to new visitors Whew! I am quite caught up in the drama that has been unfolding here over the last several months!
Richard I'm curious about the "personal courtesies you have extended to Zoe.
Hmmm, I'd like to have some of those personal courtesies...I can think of a few, prrrrrr
Heh heh. OK, I'm feeling sassy today. We're countin down the time to the road trip next week...hope there are big plans to make it worthwhile for all participants!

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:05:41 AM  
onewhoknows said...

Suzan-- IS NOT

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:58:08 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Am not at work today. Raging mixture of different hormones attacked my rational mind last night, and they also kept me up all night. I wrote something to Suzanne, which I asked her to copy here on my behalf, but I will post it myself.

1) I wasn't drunk. 2) my overreaction was due to the mix of natural hormones produced from my strenuous physical activity (having just played 1 1/2 hours of tough singles tennis) combined with my menopausal hormones, plus natural stress from my kind of work. Then reading about something upsetting for what has become almost an obsession in these past few months, put me over the edge.

I acknowledge that I confused Perfectmatch with Premiermatch. Close. But nevertheless, my reaction was more about "Why didn't he go that route himself"? Matchmaking companies, for whatever level the person's need and capability to pay, is out there for everyone. And in many, many cases it has been very effective in putting people together who would otherwise never have the chance to meet. It's not a science. And it's not always a Database. And, it doesn’t always work. Whenever dealing with people, with individual and sometimes complex personalities, it is sometimes impossible to find the ideal “match”. Well intentioned professional matchmakers are usually objective and pragmatic in their screening.

I do stand by what I wrote in defense of the ladies, though, who have been in this since the beginning. They were not considered, I believe, fairly when RR put out the "APB" for all to encourage new viewers and potential new contenders for this "his" Journey.

If I offended anyone, it was not my intention. I rushed and overreacted, but was literally not "myself". Those who have spoken with me know how, and who, I am. Even RR has rushed to judgement once or twice, only to apologize later, claiming his stress with all of this. If he reads this, he might remember the occasion, and possibly understand. I hope so.

To the many "Anonymous" entries out there, my previous feelings stand. I am "woman" enough to put my name, as well as my opinions, out there. But I won't hide behind anonymity to insult or debase others.

Humbly your friend, and fellow Bloggette,

Suzan Causey

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:00:44 AM  
sunni said...


Suzan Please take that crow
off your post and put back the
beautiful photo of your happy
self....we all know what happened,
we've all had those moments when
we wish we'd not said something in
a moment of insanity...No Apologies
Necessary...I repeat...
Stop with the apology...there are
plenty of us who have some disillusionment
along this path to's com-
pletly normal to questions motives
and expect answers. The Perfectmatch
mix up...Ok that's been cleared up
now we can move on.

This really is all about RR, we're just
along for the ride for now. He can
run his show any way he chooses.
It's hard for the rest of us to hand
over the reins so completely, and not
have any say...but that will change soon
when he narrows it to 6.

Until then lets focus on the Adventure
and Romance...sell the new bracelets
to benefit charity and keep building
on our new friendships.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:37:37 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies of the Senior Bachelor Blog!

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Richard's friend, Joe, here in Manhattan Beach. I've been helping Richard with this fun endeavor. I've known Richard for many years. We met at the local breakfast hang out and have had many, many fun and interesting conversations. I also enjoy traveling and we have talked extensively about his adventures. I love to go traveling with my family as well. My children are a son, 14 and a daughter, 13 and my lovely wife of 15 years (I just turned 50 this year).

We were also in Thailand when Richard was there last December (when the tsunami hit) and, fortunately, we had decided to go to Ko Samui instead of Phuket. (Loved your Ko Samui blog, Canadian Blogette! And BNDC, thanks for the tech tips.) Richard was instrumental in showing me how traveling with your children is easily done and provides everyone with fantastic life-changing experiences. (My children started a tsunami relief fund at school when we got back, for example.) We went to Beijing on that same trip! I'm telling my kids to start learning Mandarin because China is going to be amazing over the next couple of decades. We wanted to get there before the 2008 Olympic fever spoiled too much of it- in some respects we were a little late.

I am going to be helping at the Ayres Hotel next week for the first "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event" and I want to make your visits as fun and comfortable as possible. I'll be there to meet you at the lobby and will help coordinate activities. When Richard says he doesn't know how many are going to show up, he really means it! Who has done anything like this before? So please use me as a resource to ask questions about Manhattan Beach, the Hotel, the Agenda, logistics, etc. Ask your questions on Richard's blog for the benefit of everyone and I will do my best to answer them quickly (remember, I am a volunteer, I have a family, a job and my sister, who is traveling right now in Russia, left my name as the emergency contact at the kennel where she is boarding her dog and they called me to pick her up due to an outbreak of Kennel Cough...yada yada yada... you get the picture!)

And, please, may I ask your patience, indulgence and understanding as we all experience this unique event. I'll defer any questions I feel are best answered by Richard to him.

Thanks and see you next week!


Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:40:14 AM  
traveln-hsr said...

I haven't posted here in awhile and boy does it look like there's going to be some fun things happening! Best wishes to all the brave people here!

Kindest Regards,

The Traveln' Homeschooler

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:49:27 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Sandy's Space I went to view your blog and it appears you have as much time on your hands as I. Italy was the most romantic place I've ever been. The people there are so gentle and caring, doesn't change if your young or old affection is displaced openly. Tucscany is awesome. Welcome to blog city -

Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:41:32 AM  
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Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:08:24 AM  
droma said...

One of my best trips to Italy included biking from Venice to Florence. What a great way to see
Tuscany (or any other places).
Leslie, I'll leave you a note on your blog.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:13:32 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

DesertFlowers said...
Carol Be safe, be careful. Prayers are on the way.

ForestHills I thought the "Crow" was cute representing "eatting crow" Shows that you still have lots and lots of humor. For those of you that do not know Forest Hills aka Suzan she is a very, very nice lady. I went through something similar t Suzan or I should say as worse when going through Mental Pause. LoL i.e be at the market shopping and pick up a wilted tomato and start bawling my eyes out because the poor thing had not been selected for purchase because it was ugly. It was bad, really bad, I seemed to be in a crying frenzy all the time. As that was so out of character I finally went to the doctor and ask what was wrong with me, was I truly insane. He said that he had seen many, many women go through the very same experience especially right after a hysterectomy and gave we wonderful little pills to help me to be a normal functioning human again. No one really understands the womans human emotional ups and downs like we do as woman. So lets move on. Hugs Suzan loved talking to you last night. You are a crack up - Hugs

Joe Welcome and thank you for your offer. We need a couple of things and I just want to make sure we can get them with RR's approval of course,
1. A TV with vcr to show our videos that we sent to RR. In the meeting room/location
2. A computer where we can show cd videos that were sent to him.
3. A large bulletin board - not sure if it will work - but quite a few of us are bringing our bios and want them to be displayes for the NannyNannyBooBoo Sisterhood. It's our little name we call ourselves and invite any of the ladies to join. Thank you so much.

Travln-hm be sure to join us over on Desertflowers site. That's where us girls get together just to talk and give one another support.

Hugs Suzanne

Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:17:09 AM  
Nancy Fahey said...

Still looking for someone to share room (two queen beds) for the night of Thursday and Friday. Email at

Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:31:37 AM  
Rob in TO said...

Ladies of the Blog! A pleasant Good Morning!

Question - Do you ladies firmly believe that the "six" should be chosen from the "Blog Ladies"?

I get this impression from reading Forest Hills comments, please refer to the following:

Forest Hills wrote: "This is about ALL OF US who have been on this "Journey" for a long time. Are we not sufficient in number and quality to meet your apparently high standard? Why, please, do you feel the need to enrich your stable of choices? Or is there an ulterior motive?
Forgive me if I am being obtuse. It think all of us women who have followed you daily, hourly, by the minute, have defended you and accepted your endless vacillations. Do you need more? Why?" End of quote.

I have reread the newsletters and some of Richard's comments and I am unable to locate any paragraph or sentence where this promise was made. In fact my understanding is Richard will continue to accept tapes etc. until the deadline September 16, 2005. He will view all submitted tapes and then make a decision. Is this correct or am I missing something?
Have a great day ladies.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:33:03 AM  
coach said...

To Rob and to all who would like to keep the ForestHills dissing alive.. STOP IT! ENOUGH!
GEESH! I get back after two days of being on a boat in the Avalon Bay on Catalina Island, and I read two days a DRAMA...darn it...look at all the fun I missed! I was about to post another defence of Suzan, when I read her post today, and's done...I will not feed the embers. Suzan did an excelllent job of defending herself, so that's that! Then I see Rob come in...good grief, charlie brown, Can't we forgive and forget? "Can't we all just get along?"
love, shar
P.S. O.K., Suzan, I feel you've paid your penitence...I totally understand AND love you for it. I hope I speak for the entire
"sisterhood". Now. leadies, let's go conquer the TRUE ugly beasts of RR's blog: to the last anony"moose" on last night's blog: yea, sure, you can "speak for yourself", but since you don't have a "self" on this blog...go somewhere else where somebody cares!! Until you identify yourself, you have no "self" here!

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:16:48 AM  
Chandra said...

Hello all,
Italy!...........I agree - it is "the most romantic city." I want to go back to experience more of the ambiance and architecture, the outdoor cafes and the fountains and the crazy drivers. Too much pasta and anti-pasta and gilati.
I guess that everyone is so into the MB event that no one has started the plans for Chicago?? Our event is the following weekend and we still haven't heard anything. I sure hope we find out soon so that enough gals have time to make plans to make it as great as the MB event.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:17:18 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day to all!
DO YOU MISS ME???!!! much going on! I leave y'all alone for a few days and all hell breaks loose!! GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!(as my Grandma would have said!!) I feel that old scollitis thang setting in..big time!!

Linda from Tuscon.....
thank you so very much!! I now feel part of the NNBBSH even though I am thousands of miles away! You are truly very sweet to set the NNBBSH site up..brilliant job, you clever thing you...Kuddos and danka!!

RR's friend Joe:Thank you!! So glad you enjoyed my photos of Koh Samui, did you take a peek at Bangkok and Chiang Mai and Oz and Tassie?? I would dearly love to go back one day and spend more time photographing the children of Thailand, such sweet darling little people! I also would love to have the opportunity to share travel stories with you in MB, however, all the Bloggettes are evry aware, as I have been whining relentlessly.....SADLY.. I WON'T BE JOINING Y'ALL IN MB....OH MISERY, OH PAIN, WOE IS ME!!lol!!!

Suzan, Forest Hills: a family is like a hand, when a finger is injured..the entire hand hurts. We, the NNBBSH, are here for you. There is not one amoung us who has not experienced one of those "finite" moments in life we so dearly wish we could rewind and obliterate! So friend, you are not alone This too shall come to pass with time and make you an even stronger person.

A story for you Suzan,

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:


They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:


The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."


They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Do not value the THINGS you have in your life. But value WHO you have in your life!

Cheers an take care one and all!!
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:24:45 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Again,

Thanks, Suzanne, for your request. Here it is repeated and my response below:

1. A TV with vcr to show our videos that we sent to RR. In the meeting room/location

We've already thought of that and have arranged the use of the hotel's one mobile TV/VCR. I'm going to bring my own smaller TV that has an integrated VCR. We might be able to scrounge up another. We originally thought we would show "Pop & Me" (but enough about Richard- LOL!) but let's show your videos as well! Please bring your own copies because there is no way we can manage bringing over the originals. The rooms all have standard TV's but the Executive Suites (I think there are 12 of them) have DVD players.

2. A computer where we can show cd videos that were sent to him.

I'm working on this and may have an answer soon. Before you plan to bring a lot of computer equipment just double check with me.

3. A large bulletin board - not sure if it will work - but quite a few of us are bringing our bios and want them to be displayes for the NannyNannyBooBoo Sisterhood. It's our little name we call ourselves and invite any of the ladies to join.

Ha, ha... Definitely want to help the NannyNannyBooBoo Sisterhood! (One of our favorite pet "baby" expressions from our daughter is when she would say she had a "Boo Boo Owee".) I think something can be arranged. The Ayres Hotel has been absolutely great helping us out with the event. However, there may be some scheduling conflicts. I'll see if we can get an empty meeting room for posting bios and photos and to house any extra TV's we manage to scrounge up.

Come on, Ladies, is that all? Where's the request for the chocolate fountain and champagne.... (just kidding!)


Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:24:53 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard And Friends,

I can remember way back in May and June when I thought 9/16 was so far away. Now it seems that there is not enough time before Sept 1st.

I called the Hotel. They have added a big parking lot in the back, soo----they know that
I am putting the camper on the truck and hopefilly the Honda Silverwing Scooter in its trailer, if I can come up with an easy way to load it by myself. (I am booked in the hotel from the 31st through the 2nd. under Mary R. Hubert) That will give me plenty of room for the kites and a way to see the beautiful California coast before I have to be back here for work 7PM on the 9th.

Whow, This is not a trip I should be doing alone. I have 2 helmits with headsets but don't have enough riding experience to take a passenger yet. Does anyone else have a bike and the time off?

It is sooOOO good that Richard has spearheadded this promotion. He has found so many of us that are already
living FUN and ADVENTURE who haven't lost Faith in doing "Just the Next right thing" towards persuing the addition of ROMANCE.

Our daily activities are the (Attraction) proof of the fun we are enjoying as we go along because of help from so many different and unexpected ways.

I never saw Richards show(but get a 2nd opportunity today. Who would have thought that would happen) and don't have to know the future, but am sure enjoying this Chapter of my life with you ALL. WE EACH have an important part that only WE can do.

welcome, New Bloggers. you are in the bestt company.

If anyone can join me, go to my site and e-mail or use:

The "BUZZZZZZZ" after the show should be awsome.

Life is for living and a good Attitude HELPS.
Mary Rose

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:34:24 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Ah, Canadian Blogette! Didn't see your comment before posting mine. Yes, thanks for reminding me of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. We had a fantastic time there in December (overshadowed by the tsunami.) Our plane for Chiang Mai was on the tarmac in Bangkok when the earthquake struck. We continued on but the next few days were chaotic.) What fun it is to see your kids bargain with the street merchants. We must talk about Australia and New Zealand and Tasmania as those places are on the family's must see list (that d**m movie trilogy, "Lord of the Rings" spoiled it for us as we try to fly as a family using frequent flyer miles and the past few years they have all been sucked up quickly.)

Almost forgot, we are going to try, repeat try, to post pictures on Richard's blog in near real time through out the event so it may just be the next best thing to being there.

Hang in there, Chicago folks, it takes time to put these things together.


Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:37:51 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Connie, Judi and 'posse':) wow the list is growing!
Oh my goodness the picture of the bedroom at the Ayers is a DREAM, reminds me of my parents home in South Africa! The NannyNannyBooBooSisterhood etc. are going to love their stay at this 'jewel' of a place! My daughter and I are ready to watch you on Oprah today, I am also waiting in anticipation for the DVD POP&ME to arrive:)
Let us ALL keep the flame of Romance and Adventure burning, wow this journey is very exciting, the intent to bring people together in a 'safe environment' is uncommon in our society so thanks to you Richard, Sister1, Sister2 and Oprah etc. for putting the Seniors 50+ 'on the map'. We carry the torch for all those to follow and see that Life begins at 50+!!!!!
Ain't nuttin' gonna keep us down!
To Romance And Adventure
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:47:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

please blog police. delete that nasty comment about foresthills.

no name calling anonymous, what goes around comes around and i am sending you a nnbbsisterhood love. muah!

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:01:22 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard! ...oooops Trudi not Judi:)
Howdy Joe, you are certainly Richard's 'right hand man' on this incredible project. By the way what does the expression 'Kudos' mean???? I see it used quite often on the Blog:)In South Africa we speak English too but as a wise person once mentioned to me that there are 26 languages...all English!!! :)
To Romance and Adventure!
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. countdown to Oprah!!!!! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:02:03 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

CHICAGO-A Heads Up. I have been diligently trying to arrange the Chicago Meet The Senior Bachelor soiree as you know. I feel 95% confident that it will be either Sept. 8, 9, 10, or the following week, Sept. 15, 16, and 17. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd guess the latter. In any case, stay tuned to the blogs and the Newsletters. Generally, the blogs will have the information ahead of the Newsletters. I sincerely hope you have a good day today!!! RR

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:05:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

thanks blog police :-)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:07:19 PM  
HeiressChild said...

canadian bloggette, i like the story u shared about the sand and stone; it's very profound.


Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:10:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha 'gain Richard! :)
I am just not getting your Sister's name right....what is it with me t'day? OK now I have it:)
Thanks for the Chicago update Richard, how exciting!!!! :)
To Romance and Adventure!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:18:09 PM  
coach said...

O.K. Joe, I will make the "official" request. Would you please arrange for a chocolate fountain with plenty of fruit to dip? Come to think of it, would you please arrange for TWO fountains: one with creamy milk chocolate and one with white chocolate?...and please don't forget the strawberries!
And about the champagne? Please do not put IT in a fountain. I hate those things because it takes all the bubbles out of the "Dom".
Seriously, Joe, thanks so much for your help. I hope Richard is paying you big bucks for your time, energy, etc. I (for one) love the fact that Richard is a "businessman" who knows the value of promotion and raising capital for great projects that he believes in with all his heart! My heart is with all of you on this great adventure. Those of us on the blog know fullwell that RR's "6" might not end up to include any of us, but there is NO harm in DREAMIN'. But, I for one, will follow this adventure for the next year, or longer, prepared to enjoy when Richard finally finds his "1"...and prepared to offer my sincere congratulations! love, sharon

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:21:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

not nice anonymous, you really need a lot of loving, don't you?

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:27:59 PM  
coach said...

P.S. the "owner" of any blog does NOT give the permission to be is the designers of the blog who set it up that way. shame, shame. As I've said before: If you chose to be "rude" you might want more credibility by "chosing" to do a bit of research and "chosing" to make sure sure your assertions are correct!

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:37:50 PM  
sunni said...

Glad we've gotten back on the
fun track and "ditto" to CB
I really liked the sand and stone
story...and have missed your humor
and wisdom!!!

I took my teen son to Aus and NZ last fall
and of course it was all about Crocodile
Hunter and finding Lord of the Rings
movie sites. I dreaded it but when got home
realized how much fun we had on our
hunt for Frodo and Gandalf...leave an
email on my 'trippin' blog if you want,
and I'll share more details on how we
went about finding Hobbits.

Great handle...could be I'm
homeschooling my teen, and traveling
is a big part of it...I'll go to your website
and identify myself...your stories are
hilaaarious...especially re: kayak rules.
and scorpian zoo.

Chocolate..champagne..tra la

Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:51:06 PM  
BlueEyes1947 said...

Hi Richard, just got back from the Perfectmatch website...filled out the profile and was rated a RAOP. Just wondering what was yours?

The picture of the Ayres Hotel suite is gorgeous and I'm sure everyone is going to have a fantastic time next week. Wish I could see the Oprah show today. Have a great day! Brenda

Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:01:12 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Negative Anomymous,

By my history on this sight you will find I make few judgments and & only some suggestions.

This suggestion is that your blood pressure will go down if you:

Help out in a positive way.
Or stay out of our way.

Mary Rose

Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:19:06 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To Coach/Sharon. Thanks for your comments. Always positive and fun. You must be a good "coach." !!!

To anonymous. You are right about no one else seeing the videos unless the owner of the video wants to share their own copy with somebody. At this point no one but I have seen the videos and biographies. I may have them viewed and read by the people who will assist me in the final choices though.

To Joe Franklin, who has been of ENORMOUS help to me these past four months. Joe's main responsibility is the website, and believe me, that is more than a full time job. Joe is a great husband and father, and he has the same beliefs that I do about Promoting Romance and Adventure for People Of all Ages. Thanks Joe. Richard Roe

Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:36:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

I just watched your segment on the Oprah show today and I am so happy that you have the courage to get back out there again.
I met my now boyfriend of over a year and a half on I had been on over 20 some 1st/2nd and even 3rd dates through Match, but to no avail. I was determined, but it didn't seem to be working. Just as I was about to give up hope, I tried once more. To my surprise, he turned out to be the One :) We are very happy together.

Good luck on your search! She is out there somewhere :)

27, teacher

Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:05:05 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hi to all,

Back from one of the most wonderful days and nights spent with family and friends.

If you ever get the chance to rent a 56' houseboat and go cruising GO FOR IT.

We had a few bad incidents. For instance, my nephew was following behind the HB in his ski boat when he yells at me to put her in nuetral..........the next thing I know (after I drop it in nuetral) is that the back anchor (there were two [back and front]) goes flying off the back and brakes the propeller and the rudder. So we are just stuck free floating in a slough with beautiful yachts and lovely docks all around us. We head for a yacht, miss it by inches. Head for a dock, hit it, bounce off it and then we're pretty much in the clear to drop that front anchor QUICKLY!

Long story short we did make it to the marina that was scheduled on the itinerary, partied there with about 50 people onboard (I did all the food myself earlier that day).

The next day we gas up head out and a rope gets caught in the prop. We just throw out both anchors and stay about 300 feet from the mouth of the marina. I'm crying cause things just aren't working out the way I had planned. The harbor master comes out to see me I fall in his arms bawling (wimp!) he tells me to make the best with what you've got. So I go ahead and decorate for Mardi Gras night.

Then I get a call from some boating friends that tell me they are going to kidnap me and take me and only me on a moonlight cruise aboard their boat just so they can get me away from the stress of it all. It was beautiful (new full-moon story). When I got back to the HB it was a new me. We partied until the wee hours.

The next day was Celebration of Life/Luau day. My brother transported people back and forth from the dock to the HB in his small boat. We had two jet skis (I ran into the rocks with one and put a hole in the bow!) People were jumping, diving, half gainering off the top of the HB (including me), sitting in the spa, going down the H2O slide. Just having an all out d*** good time.

The trip cost me more than I had planned, but I would have paid triple that just to see everyone enjoying so and being so happy.

I had guests write in a journal and the morning we returned the HB my brother-in-law took us in. My sister and I sat at the top helm and read the journal. Well some things written were absolutely priceless and I read them aloud with no idea that my neice was behind me video taping. Once again the words had me crying. They touched deep within my heart. I had no idea she had been taping until I reviewed the tape the next day.

What a way to end a once in a life time event.

Now, on to MB, I'm hitting the spa, cruising the area, checking in on Wed and leaving Fri afternoon (gotta get home for the Doobie Bros concert).

I do hope that I get to meet many of you fellow bloggers. My appointment at the spa is Thursday am. Anyone else doing the same? Anyone want to just hang out at the beach and sun, take a picnic lucnch.

Sounds like a few of you already have plans to meet up with one another (you sisterhood girls).

My computer is being worked on (my blog was clogged) so I'm at the local library using a computer there.

Don't know when I will get a chance to blog again.

Hope all is well with y'all and I'll see some of you next week! Whew...Whew.

I want to get home to see the rerun of the Oprah show. See ya.

Debby Eddy

Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:22:16 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

You are obviously a good friend!! Sure sorry to hear about the pup...I am glad you are going to be there since being in a room with 70+ women is not my Wildest Dream...However, I have been so surprized at the caliber of women I have met because of Richard's adventure..Also, YOU WILL LOVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND!! I am sure you won't miss Cairin.....Also, I do not think ANY of the women on this blog are convinced they have any better chance of being picked...In fact, because of their willingness to question 'the process' many probably feel that they will have less of a chance...These women have, and are, expending not only their money but their time and many are putting their hearts on the line for the first time in a long time based on Richard's apparent good intentions....So, be kind to them and understand that for many this is a 'risk' they never thought they would take, and it is darn scary to them....I believe they only want mutual respect and candor in the process and since they have not been down the media road before they do not fully comprehend why things have continued to change...I pray that Richard will be kind with their hearts and with the hearts and dreams of everyone who has invested time in this adventure that they CAN NEVER RECAPTURE!! With the number of women involved in this project there is no possible way that Richard can give each person the attention they deserve....He will have to do the best he can....As my precious Mom used to say, "Do your best, and flush the rest"....
Richard: I am feeling for you today, lol...With Oprah featuring he is "Just Not That Into You", and all the discussion about what not getting back to a woman means, etc...the ladies are going to get stirred up again, lol...Since obstensively, no one has actually had a chance to talk to you or meet you, the long absence of contact is sure to trigger feelings of "Richard is JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU"!! Bad choice of reruns to run with your segment, lol....BTW, the picture of the room at the Ayres so reminds me of the type of furnishings at the Gritti Palace in Venice...The lines are so gentile, and not all that monochromatic 'heartless' modern decorating....When I think about it, it is sad to even stay in a room like that without some Chocolate, Champagne and Strawberries, lol......But, I guess it would be like 'All Dressed up and No Place to Go', by Henry Gibson, lol......
Peace and Joy,

Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:25:16 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Dear Sharon/Coach,

I've created a monster!

To all, I wrote a little before what drew me into this endeavor. For the first of many reasons I feel a kindred spirit- I met my lovely wife using a relationship service (the Internet was not used for such purposes in 1989!) I was having a horrible time trying to meet my soulmate so I know what it feels like. It can happen and it does take work. Was it Confucius (sp?) who said "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." It seems we are always taking those first steps throughout our lives. And, I love traveling.(So many great places to go and experience. Right now I'm planning a bike trip for next June with my family and another through Tuscany --mentioned by Sandy, Suzanne and Droma on the blog. I'll chat with all of you after these events!) Combine all the above with Richard's inimitable Irish charm and I was glad to help out!


Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:27:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

hello richard just a quick email to say that i saw you on oprah again you are so cute,hot&handsome. but i would like you to comment on children and do you prefer adult children of a new relationship or are small children acceptable?
ps with all the attention it must be hard to stay focused.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:10:53 PM  
Janice said...

please....this is absolutely so desparate. I watched Richard on both episodes of Oprah, and thought perhaps the second time, I'd see or notice something that would change my original (and first) impression.
Alas, I was wrong, and should never doubt myself in the future.
Richard, you're going to miss out on alot of great ladies out here, just because of the "trip" offer.
So many of us would make that "loving and loyal" companion you mention, and would love to spend a sunset or two with you in some exotic locale, but we're "not free"...or in other words, we're just normal folk, with jobs, homes,
childern or pets.
But never doubt...we're gorgeous, intelligent, interesting and fun!
Why not give one of us a chance and get to meet us the old fashioned way. A few dinner dates, or a movie and a long walk afterwards to discuss it.
I really hope you don't get stuck on this "trip" with someone you'll be sick of after a few weeks.
How awkward and awful would that be?
Just my never to be humble opinion.
Best Wishes,
Janice in Indiana

Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:20:15 PM  
Leita said...

Hello all

Curiosity stared me down and won--nudging me to come take a peek at the bachelor's site. How fun, I found a whole community instead!

My name is Leita, I am 44 years old and living a whoppingly fun life on the Florida Panhandle. Happily divorced to a lovely man for eight years, I adore interesting people.. friends say I collect them and I suppose that is true.

It will be quite a chore reading through all these comments, but I wager it'll be an enjoyable one. In the meantime, I wanted to say hello and give you all a thumbs-up for your cheerful words.

Best to all,

Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:24:02 PM  
tetonwoman said...

I watched the Oprah rerun today and had seen the first viewing of this idea in April. I somehow was surprised that the "travelling companion" had not yet been chosen. So, I headed over to this website to see what's up.

I can't believe how much conversation (ie, y'all talk too much!) is ongoing. It looks like a cheap reality show.

No, no sour grapes here of any kind as I'm don't fit the requirement of "free". I raise cattle, run my farm and couldn't get away in any event. I hope this works out for some of you but it looks REALLY strange and shallow to this observer.


Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:36:25 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard - You are quite the entrepreneur and this adventure has the makings of a Hollywood Reality Show extravaganza. I, a divorced mom of 2 in mid fifties am a very private person and I am shy. All of this hoopla rather scares me and although I live in a suberb of Milwaukee, I may travel to Chicago just to take a peek at
the situation. Good luck to you but I myself will not join in. Lora

Thursday, August 25, 2005 3:59:53 PM  
susan said...

richard, i just saw the rerun on oprah. i am 5'7", blonde hair, blue-green eyes, 146lbs. i'm a hairdresser, personal trainer, and i make g-strings for male strippers.(don't ask.) i'm told i'm pretty all the time, i think i'm alright but i don't feel i deserve the attention i get. it's flattering but i'm really tired of the 23-35 year olds and the games. i'm open with everything, and will tell you what you want to know. you could make my dreams come true. i really need some fun and adventure in my life. i would love to go anywhere with you. you seem to see the beauty in everything. i'm going to be 50 in oct. and i've never seen the ocean. i was married and a mother in high school, and divorced 291/2 years later. my ex never took me anywhere. i have a daughter that's 32, and a son 23. i also have 3 grandsons and a grandaughter. my ex was a coke addict and that resulted in him abusing me, usually in front of our son. when my son left home, i made the break, disspite all the threats from my ex. he moved in across the street and harrassed me, watched me with binoculars, listened to phone calls on a police monitor, on and on. 3 months after the divorce i was in a car accident, and almost died. i broke my back, my lungs collapsed, broke 8 ribs, ruptured my spleen and liver, and had head injuries.i was in a coma for a month. that was 4 years ago. my dream is to see the ocean before i die. dispite all my bad luck, i'm fun, and you could see the ocean for the first time through my eyes. sounds kind of corny, but for some reason i think you would really get off on that. all my misfortune has made me feel lucky and very happy just to be alive. well, hope to get to see you in chicago. i live in rockford, about an hour away. hope to here from you. susan

Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:00:43 PM  
karen s said...

I have no clue how this stuff works. I only just learned about blogs. I am white and have red hair (this month). I am divorced with 5 children and 4 7/8 children in law. The last one will be official on Sept. 3rd when my youngest gets married. I have 8 and 7/9 grandchildren. The last one will be official the end of October. Right now I am in the process of getting fit. I used to be about 2 feet too short for my weight but right now I'm only about an 1 and a half too short! This is an interesting way to meet people.

Hey Richard, I would love to travel around the world. But I also have two dogs (could they come?) But in the meantime, I live in the beautiful city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. You don't need foreign money and we do speak English! We also have the world famous balloon fiesta in October. You sound like an easterner so if you want to try something different and fun, come to Albuquerque for the balloons!

Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:16:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, You are Handsome. I am fun and I like to have fun. But I just had major back surgery. I'm not up to world travel right now but will be in about 8 weeks. I've always dreamed about travelling the world. What an adventure! What fun! I might be a bit too wild for your taste, however. Good luck on your quest. You have spirit.


Thursday, August 25, 2005 4:59:27 PM  
macushla56 said...

Finally got to see the Oprah Show -and can now honestly say I'm glad my girlfriend strong-armed me into sending in a video. Chicago is definitely sounding like a possibility. Hope you ladies going to MB have a wonderful time -you won't be able to help but do just that! BH

Thursday, August 25, 2005 5:18:43 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

What a hoot that your "O" segment was prefaced by discussion around "He's Just Not That Into You".
Richard, I'd say you've shown all the signs of not really being into me!
When will I learn?

Thursday, August 25, 2005 5:19:52 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hello to the New Bloggers, and welcome to the "spirited" blog site. FYI, I, and the "blog police," will delete any comments which use foul and/or inappropriate language, or if used for any other purpose than why the blog is here, or for inaccurate "facts" or for misleading comments. I have two Missions; My personal quest for finding a lifelong partner, and to Promote Romance And Adventure for People Of All Ages. But I really mean 40+ people, and especially 50+!! Have fun, and consider joining us in Manhattan Beach September 1 and 2, or in Chicago (tentative) September 8, 9, 10 or September 15, 16, 17. All information will be here and in the Newsletters.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 5:39:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello from Texas! I can't help myself; I have to write to say that I caught the end of Oprah today and have all kinds of mixed feelings about your search methods. I thought it all sounded great until the part where you said (or wrote - I can't remember if you said it on Oprah today or I read it somewhere on your web site) that you are now leaning toward one woman a month for 6 months. It sounds like it has all gone to your head if you will excuse me for saying so. I have been on and Yahoo Personals (I actually am viewable on Yahoo at this moment which can be found in a personal name search as "When the bee stings. . ."), but I can't imagine lining up to possibly be the "lucky" winner just because you are willing to foot the bill for a 1-6 month trip of a life time and pay all "my" bills in the meantime. I remember when the show "The Bachelor" first aired; I called my daughter in to show her because I wanted to tell her that if I ever caught her acting like those girls were acting I would have her head examined!!! You would think that I had better things to do with my time than to write to state my grievances, but it really bothers me that you say you came to the "realization that after 10 years of being single, I miss, very much, being in a loving, healthy, committed relationship" out of one side of your mouth, and out of the other side, you say, "... it's also possible it could be six women for one month a piece or any combination thereof..." Of course, I completely understand that you initially wanted to screen women before you embark on such a journey because it is very similar to the screening that online dating affords; however, it seems your prejourney has evolved into something altogether different. I did take the compatibility test offered at where my results turned out to be that I am, according to them,FCTE Flexible, Compromiser, Temperate, Extrovert, but unless I pay $100, I can't even take a tour of the site, so I received some interesting information, but I won't be signing up with that sight since I am already on the Yahoo Personals. I know what you mean when you say you want to meet someone to have a loving, happy, mentally stimulating, fun, committed relationship, and I wish you all the best. I just can't help but think that the journey you are now embracing is headed for trouble, trouble, and more trouble not to mention all the confusion. Still, I wish you the best.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:03:11 PM  
Franny said...

I'd like to invite those who like to travel and perhaps have already done considerable amounts of travel to try international volunteering. Last year I was in Croatia, the year before in Thailand and the year before that in Australia. This year I will be going to Brazil.

The accommodations aren't of the Ayers Hotel level, more like backpacker hostels or student dorms.

And if you don't find a soul-mate...well, think of it this's really good for your soul.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:06:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Nice seeing the full segment of you on Oprah today. My daughter was quite impressed, we both thought you kinda cute, liked the sense of humour! By the way heard you refer to yourself as an 'old geezer' today whilst talking to Oprah, made me smile:) Your hair looked curly in the initial shots of you on the Camel etc. and definitely the beard and moustache is 100% good on you:)
Yes, it certainly is a challenge trying to meet that special someone, YOU think it is difficult as a man, phew from my perspective and as a waistlength blonde(100% natural)fair haired lady, the past 18 years has not been an easy trail, trying to constantly dodge the comments and whistles from men, tired of it!
So, now thanks to you and your 'posse' it is time to mingle with the single, no more flapping around with the ducks, time to fly with the Eagles, as the song goes:
"Fly like an Eagle, Eagle, Eagle, into the future" I hope I am correct in thinking and feeling that this opportunity will steer me in the direction of meeting my Soulmate, whoever He is! Loved the segment on 'He Is Just Not That Into You' nice to hear certain comments from the author today, that men prefer a challenge!!!!!
Richard you have a lovely voice and a twinkle in your eyes, that 'boyishness' and humour is a BIG PLUS!
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:09:09 PM  
Anonymous said...

Missed you on Oprah the first time around, and was advised by my sister to look at your website...did that and sent in my packet for consideration. I was sure not to miss you the second time around on her repeat show today......and must admit I was very "excited" by what I saw. I'll hold off on checking into the matchmaking websites until after your search is completed, or maybe even after your planned cruises. Thanks for all you are trying to do to promote "our plight"...we seniors are truly a vital, experienced group that still has so much to contribute and a burning desire to "LIVE". Can't wait to see the final outcome of your search.....
Ciao, KJS in Alaska

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:26:05 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Oprah, Connie, Judi, Joe,
Surfer Sol, Blogettes and 'posse':)
Richard with the gargantuan task of looking for your special Soulmate/Someone, all I can say is:
You have put the 'ROEMAN' back into ROE MAN CE!!!!! :)
Go For It! ...The end result is going to be worth all the time and effort you are putting into this Mission!
How refreshing it is to finally see that someone is putting the emphasis on ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE instead of the 'mighty dollar' $$$$$
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. I truly feel passionate about this Mission, you have my vote:)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:36:24 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

What a friend RR has in you!!
If I had one (or maybe two!!) wishes I would wish that I could have taken my 3 daughters, 24,29,32 camping with me in Tasmania and Australia, I would love nothing more than to share my stories with you and yours one day! I say to you Mr. Joe and Family....just do it!! Life is real short!
From my heart..... it is a pleasure to meet you albeit through the land of seem to be a loving and compassionate family man...a rare commodity these days, n'est pas??
Cheers to you and yours!!

SUNNI AND HEIRESSCHILD...Muchos gracius for your kind comments...
I will be travelling solo for 14 hours by car back home on Saturday....long but stunning drive. Will hopefully capture some photos for y'all. I do have several books on tape that keep me quite entertained...which is a good thing!!
Take best care of you, y'all
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 25, 2005 6:59:40 PM  
onrynurse said...

HI ALL....
WoW!!! Richard, saw the repeat of the Oprah segment!! You are sooo gorgious!!! I am reminded why I got into this whole thing!! AM I RIGHT GIRLS!!!!????
I also emailed Miss Oprah!!

OH, can't wait for Chicago!! (please, let it be the 15th &16th of sept!!)....I'm Off!! I'm sure my employer would appreciate my not playing hooky!! I'm sooo naughty...I would, ya meet you!!

Lovely rooms at the!! the sisters input here!! I also was responsible for my siblings as my Mom worked, too. Dad was an alcoholic too. So, got lots in common!! I would have loved to have a brother like you!!

Have a great weekend all!!! luv ya, Linda

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:17:33 PM  
gold&spice said...

HOW Refreshing, Janice (logical) and tetonwoman(realist). RR needs a dose of reality, adulation is one thing but it's a big world out there.
Richard dear, I want you to be contented and happy. Think about the personality of the woman you want to be with, her true appeal to your heart and your personality, and if you can't choose, I will give you advice I gave someone years ago. Choose a quiet woman. She won't get on your nerves! Good hunting.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:21:22 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Dear CB,

What fine sentiments. Thanks for sharing. One of my older sisters has three lovely daughters about the ages of yours. I credit those nieces with my decision to want to start a family of my own-- what a full life they make.

Now, my idea of traveling does not always sit well with my lovely wife. For a little chuckle, read what she wrote about our sojourn to Costa Rica a year ago with the kids. Go to this link You'll also see a photo of the lovely Mrs. F!


PS- I'm pretty close to having a solution for computers at the hotel...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:21:52 PM  
WOCA said...

Hi Richard, my daughter, who lives in Vancouver B.C., saw you on Oprah today and she called to say she thinks I should enter the contest. I just glanced at your website and saw that you have a blog page - I created one recently, if you look at it you'll see that I was in Italy in April, loved it! I created a blog page to share my interest in the visual arts and life in general - including some of my favorite travel destinations. All the best, S.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:33:49 PM  
coach said...

It was nice of you to respond to my silly blog, Joe, but I really was just teasing you: only one fountain will be fine.
Seriously, Joe, I DO remember your initial blog, why you are Richard's friend, and why you are helping out in this endeavor. It sounds like you have a lovely family, and Richard is very lucky to have a devoted friend who understands our plight.
"God Bless You Real Good"
love, shar

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:35:54 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

TETONWOMAN what part of WY do you live in? I lived in Evanston and Loved Jackson Hole. I have friends who are ranchers there.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:47:46 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

JOE, welcome it will be fun having you on the Blog.

RR saw you on Oprah and you looked as good as ever.

BLOGGETTES are you packed, yet?

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:50:18 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

So you are the designated greeter - who knows what is ahead?....the shadow do
I have a couple of questions - should we bring a copy of our bio?
Will the "candidates" somehow be identified? ie nametags?
Will the SB Sisters be there?
Will there be time to go to the beach and swim without missing some of the events?
Thanks for helping all of us - Michelle

Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:51:48 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Joe. If that is your wife you are a mighty lucky man to have a partner with such a good sense of humor. She is very entertaining and has made my day! I played the video with the brat in the grocery store..I'll be smiling about that for a long time. Her web has been marked in my favorites. I for one am happy for some new input into this blog. Give Nancy an extra hug for me.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:00:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

Tooo all I hope the evenings well** I'm slightly behind in my blogging but, have missed some of what is going on. It was a joy to just watch the rerun of Ophrah today. I don't get to watch often but, I just so happened to turn it on the first time. Like many of you this is all new to me. If it goes no where, just think of all the very extraordinary and delightful ladies we've gotten to meet. We're all just looking for that oh-so very special person.
I'd like to share this from Daphne Kingma:
Love is a miricle, an accident, a wild hair of a chance and a surefire inevitablity all rolled into one. It's so easy and so impossible that when you do fall in love, it seems like the easiest thing in the world- you wonder why didn't I do that along time ago. But when your waiting to fall in love it seems like the only thing in the world that will never happen to you.
Don't let these paradoxes scare- confuse - you. They're there like the tricks of a wonderful cosmic sense of humor, to remind you that you really aren't in charge. But if you have faith, intentions and trust-and if you really do surrender-Love magically will show up.

Just remember Love is looking for you as much as your looking for it.
And we've all been on this journey for sometime. Learning and growing together. Maybe our Mr. Roe, just needed to jump start us into thinking about love and that oh-so special person. I've been putting it on the back burner for years. I hate to admit If you called to ask me for a date on my answering machine it would say: "Thanks," but no thank you. I owe you a large "Thank You," Mr. Roe for helping me to take that large step out of the box.
I'm glad to here alittle about the Chicago plans. That alone will be a big journey for me. Everyone have a "Great," time in M. B. Just keep the rest of us posted.
It's nice to meet your sisters and you sharing about your family. I've been out in the boat fishing and had a lovely picnic. It would have been allot more fun to share with all my new friends. Even Iowa can be quite beautiful. It will soon be harvest and the seasons are starting to change. My
"Blessings tooo all, Iowa Gal

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:01:51 PM  
ceesoo said...

Joe -- I just checked out the "mirthquakes" website. Omigawd! Your wife is a hoot! I love the bitch-o-meter and the horrorscopes. Bring Nancy to the party so we can meet her, please. please. And Richard put her on the all woman judging panel.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:02:48 PM  
coach said...

I was just able to "catch" up on all the comments on this, RR's latest blog.
Welcome to all the new "bloggers"
...if you will stick with us, you are in for an exciting, educational, and sometimes self-explorational, even devotional, ride!

LINDAINTUCSON...when we see you next week, I'm gonna see if I can get our sisterhood to help me spank you. Many of us have told you, that you MUST wait until you meet Richard face to face and look in his eyes to even START the process of knowing whether he "is into you" or not. Don't give up, yet, my dear, you are SO close! See you o Friday (I do not arrive until very late Thursday nite)

CANADIAN BLOGGETE, THANK GOODNESS you are back. You are so refreshing...we missed you...lots! I loved your "friend" story, so much that I copied it and sent it to MY best friend (the one who's picture is on my blog). We have used MANY of each kind of writing "tablet" throughout our 38-year friendship!

DEBBYEDDY...great story...AND yes, I am looking forward to meeting you, too. But, why are you referring to the "sisterhood" as if you are not a part of us? Are you trying to disown us? (teehee). Listen, kid, you better meet up with us, too. But we need your Email, or some way to get in touch with you to let you know what we are planning. Please either fill out your blog profile...OR go to mine and get my Email adddr to write me, O.K.?

MARYR. I'll have to pass on your lovely "bike riding" offer. BUT, I would LOVE to have teach me how to fly a kite...IF you will allow me to sing the song from "Mary Poppins" as we do it!

and finally, DREAMWEAVER, as usual, you are right on!
love to all, shar
ONLY 7 MORE DAYS!!@^**!!^*!!
(8 for me, darn it!)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:14:25 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Michelle,

Happy to help out. Here are your questions and answers:

should we bring a copy of our bio?

Yes, please do. That will help out tremendously. And some Ladies wrote about posting bios on a bulletin board so you may want to bring extra copies to share.

Will the "candidates" somehow be identified? ie nametags?

Yes, we will have nametags. We plan to ask if you are a candidate (i.e. did you send in a tape/bio/photo or bring them with you.) We will verify that with a master list Richard is keeping and we will put a special sticker on your name tag. We'll also note it on the sign up sheet so we will call you for a meeting with Richard.

Will the SB Sisters be there? I'll ask Richard.

Will there be time to go to the beach and swim without missing some of the events?

Absolutely! The Ayres Hotel is bringing in an extra van and they provide a complimentary ride within three miles. That gets you to the beach! It will take about 10 minutes. Go to the Manhattan Beach downtown area- you saw that picture of the pier in the Newsletter. The water was 71 degrees today. (All right, quiz number 1: Several films have been shot in Manhattan Beach over the years. Name a movie that showed the MB pier?) First correct answer on the blog gets a Murad Gift Bag at the Event!

Richard is working on a Travel Guide of the area and will include travel times. So if you have an hour or a half a day there will be a good list of things to do. I'm recruiting some volunteers from the city so they will be able to point you in the right direction too. We'll have SB name tags.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:23:19 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

For those of you that see me making comments about xanax and happy pills...that is a joke. I am a health enthusiast and do not take any drugs what so ever...unless vitamins are considered drugs. I do not drink, smoke or do drugs. LOL I am basically your very boring person.

NancyFaheyplease please email me at and I’ll see if I can find you a roommate.

Rob No I do not and am fairly sure that the ladies from the blog will be the only chosen women. There are many that don’t have computers, have no idea how to use a computer or just don’t want to be identified. It’s a giant mystery, but oh so much fun.

CanadianBloggette My good friend who I miss emails and all. Seems you’re getting some special interest to your site. Don’t you please want to reconsider and come on down to MB to play with the rest of your new friends. You have the best things to post. I loved your story it was very appropriate.

Joeinmb Thank you so much for your help. Now do you have chocolate with some kind of mood altering components to keep all calm and sedate for hormonal outbreaks. Just kidding LOL

debbyeddy I’m sure that at the time of your houseboat incident, it was not funny, but I couldn’t help laughing about the whole ordeal. Good story.

Janice How nice of you to want to express your desire for the working woman to be considered. I believe that in the very beginning and it still stands that Richard is looking to travel for long periods of time. The first time he was on Oprah he said it wasn’t that he couldn’t find a woman, but that he couldn’t find a woman to be his soul mate to travel freely and spontaneously. It is difficult to plan travel when you have a job, children and responsibilities of bills and mortgages. I know that there are many wonderful women that Richard could choose, but the question still remains “Do they fit his qualifying criteria”

Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:30:30 PM  
w in cencal said...

Hi Joe,
I'm looking forward to meeting you next week. Re: Manhattan Beach Pier, wasn't it shown in the film "Pop and Me?"

Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:53:19 PM  
SM Nancy said...

Hello Richard, Im right up the road in Santra Monica. What a great idea-getting to pay for your trip. Wish I'd thought of it!!! Saw you on O and was inititaly excited and even made my tape to send and then reality smacked me in the face. I no longer fit last years size 8's and I'm noticing I could use a gallon of botox. Truth be told you will bombarded by hot babes of 40 (think Demi)while the over 50 gals will be in the back jumping and down trying to get your attention. WIth my new weight, I won't even be able to do that. My parting advise is to have a few candlelights before you step on the plane-traveling with loved ones can be nerve wracking-let alone with someone you would'nt even finish the evening with. Also- I remembered I like to be pursued-not be the pursuer. So-if you want to pursue-hop on the 1. Your neighbor. Nancy

Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:11:37 PM  
Celia said...

Hi Richard, I enjoyed the Oprah Show especially seeing "Mr. Senior Romance". I sent Oprah my message tonight with comments suggesting a reality TV show for single seniors looking for romance and I commented that we seniors are energetic and very much alive (not ready for the rocking chair) and also my opinion that romance is wasted on the young. By the way, you have a great smile and I do think it would fun to get to know you.


Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:41:16 PM  
SM Nancy said...

Hi Richard and Blogettes.... Hope my comments weren't taken as negative....I think this is all great fun and I do wish there was a show like "Hooking Up" for the over 50 crowd. There are a lot of us out there who are single. After all...the young people have the advantage of bars and parties...most people over 45 are married or don't want to go to bars or parties. Maybe we should all wear green (for "go") wristbands so we can identify each other! Warm wishes to all of you and Richard - you have a wonderful idea. THANK YOU. Nancy in Santa Monica

Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:58:33 PM  
LAF said...

What an adventure! A chance to meet so many people and explore other cultures. I must say it caught my eye. I had hoped to travel next summer with family and friends. I may venture to Chicago to meet you Mr. Richard, your family and friends. Do you like to fish? Can you spend the day on the water or by the water and not catch anything? I can not imagine what it would be like to have to choose from so many. I do believe love is a way of life. I am certain you will know in moments the one you will choose. You may have already met her or meet her at the Manhatan Beach Resort or Chicago or from one of the tapes or you may not find her through it all. Till next time ... be well.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:28:33 PM  
LAF said...

What an adventure! A chance to meet so many people and explore other cultures. I must say it caught my eye. I had hoped to travel next summer with family and friends. I may venture to Chicago to meet you Mr. Richard, your family and friends. Do you like to fish? Can you spend the day on the water or by the water and not catch anything? I can not imagine what it would be like to have to choose from so many. I do believe love is a way of life. I am certain you will know in moments the one you will choose. You may have already met her or meet her at the Manhatan Beach Resort or Chicago or from one of the tapes or you may not find her through it all. Till next time ... be well.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:30:18 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hi Richard, Thanks for the update on Chicago. I am really liking that it might be the latter time frame … as that would definitely work better for me as well. So … keeping fingers crossed!

Welcome Joe! I checked out Mirthquakes … and what a hoot! I’ll have to finish up over the weekend … but love the writing! Nancy is great!! And you must be too! : )

Soooooo … what if I could tell you what year a 350 pound bass was caught off the Manhattan Beach Pier? Would that get me a Murad Gift Bag? Even if I can’t make it to MB (but I’m working on getting to Chicago)? (ha ha – just joking).

Greetings to all of our new posters! Glad to have you joining us! For those of you who may be critical of this venture … if you stick around and check out some of the Blogs that have been created by the lovely ‘Bloggettes’ … I think you will find that this truly has become a ‘community’ … and we are definitely not a bunch of desperate, lonely ‘old ladies’, hanging on Richard’s every word (as I am sure Richard would agree – ha ha) – but rather an active, lively, outspoken, independent, creative, clever and humorous bunch of gals. We’re here for the Romance … and the Adventure … and the wonderful Friendships that we are developing. Come on over to Desert Flowers site … and see more about who we really are! Remember … we are all Fit … Free … and, most of all, Fun! (And I think there is one more … over Forty … Fifty … ??) : )

Hello Rob: As there are few men joining us here (assuming that you are a man) – you may tend to be treated as ‘one of the girls’. So … we may be a bit abrupt and quick with some of our responses. Suffice it to say … to answer your question – it would be a ‘long story’. Richard has said many times that being on ‘The Blog’ does not necessarily mean that we will be in the final chosen group. I believe that we all know that. I think our Suzan’s comments were of a more general nature – and not really meaning that she thought we were the only ones being considered. And – she really was only speaking for Bloggers – not the ones who do not Blog. Hope that explains some of it – the rest is the long story part. Anyway, thanks for posting here … we are glad to have more guys visiting here. Hope we don’t scare you away. : ) By the way – don’t forget to sign up to get the Newsletter about the Alaskan Cruise next summer – on the Senior Bachelor Love Boat! We need men!!! (for the Cruise) : )

Oh Suzan! I am thinking your bird should be ‘The Blue Bird of Happiness’ now! : ) Thanks for your honesty … and willingness to explain. As Babette said – we’ve probably all ’been there at one time or another. Hope today was a better day! Hugs!!

Debby: So happy to hear you are back safely! I was thinking about you and your incredible journey on the House Boat. Thanks for sharing!! We are waiting for pics on the Blog!! : )

Hey Cheryl: Have a safe trip home! Will be good to have you back with us … especially next week … when we don’t get to go to Manhattan Beach. Sob. : (

To Celia: Regarding romance being wasted on the young – go to Desert Flowers Blog and read how my 24 year old son just proposed to his adorable fiancé – just this past weekend. As RR says – ‘Romance for ALL ages! : ) Forgive me – I’m just the excited Mom – who loves her two boys – but has always wanted a daughter … and now will be gaining the most beautiful, wonderful young woman into our family. That romance wasn’t wasted! : )

To All: I spoke to Francesca (Chi-Town) today … who is in Orlando, at a family reunion. She had a great day with one of our fellow Bloggers (Carol) – and her daughter. Chi-Town asked me to pass along her greetings to everyone. She has missed being able to keep up with what is going on … but will be back online soon. I told her she had missed a lot. Hee hee

Also - Nancy (who I didn’t take as being negative) mentioned wearing wristbands – but please don’t go getting those green ones just yet! The NNBB Sisterhood has red bracelets on the way! You can go to my Blog to see a pic … and see just a little bit of the promo (which will be completed over the weekend). More info to come … and please go to Desert Flowers Blog to discuss our cause. Sorry Richard – hope it was okay to mention that. It’s really for a good cause – that goes along with your cause. More later – with your permission! : )

G’night to All,


Friday, August 26, 2005 12:19:58 AM  
Dianna said...

Hi Richard, I saw the first show and again watched this one. Wow looks like great fun, hmm but too shy to partake in your adventure however do wish you the best in your endeavers as I know you will do well


Friday, August 26, 2005 12:38:10 AM  
anna in honolulu said...

Hello Richard and the ladies,

This is such fun! Just caught the rerun on Oprah today, as I came home early from work. Alas, no MB in my future as I will be leaving for Maui on that day (but, really, it's for work).

Before I left Honolulu in 1989 for the Big Apple, I had never been anywhere but Guam :) Now back in Honolulu, I have 26 countries of traveling memories.

Favorite City: Barcelona
Favorite countryside: Provence
Favorite place to give a presentation: Abu Dhabi
City most like Honolulu: Singapore

So many more to see ! Had a surreal experience a few weeks ago--I could have sworn I was in Kathmandu! Maybe I'll be there some day.

Good luck to everyone going to the get together in MB and elsewhere. Sounds like a blast. Hope this "old folks" process works! PS I'm 53, look 35, must be Honolulu.

Friday, August 26, 2005 12:38:18 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Joe Just went to check out Nancy's mirthquakes site and what a hoot that is.

Here's Richard's Horoscope he's an Aries:

Aries March 21-April 20

This is your month, Aries! Place the call for “mas cerveza” and plan that trip to a balmy place with no extradition policy with the U.S. That awkward and embarrassing love-life issue clears up this month. Keep the ointment handy.

Now I'm a Pieces so I just had to do mine as well.

Pisces February 20-March 20

This month you get to develop the way you express your creativity in the world. Let’s hope you do better than a middle-finger salute. Your intense work on a project will come to completion this month, which will give you more time to visit those internet sites that your company tries to block.


That is so funny!

Hugs Suzanne

Friday, August 26, 2005 12:57:37 AM  
Celia said...

To Desert Flowers, congratulations on your son's engagement. I believe along with maturity comes a greater appreciation for true love. Best wishes to you, your son and his bride-to-be!

Friday, August 26, 2005 2:16:59 AM  
HeiressChild said...

joeinmb, i believe the movie "jerry maguire" was filmed in manhattan beach, but i'm not sure about the pier part. how'd i do?


Friday, August 26, 2005 4:28:53 AM  
Aiko Schirokauer said...

4:56 AM - You're one who greets the morning early.

Regarding your comment on blogging: I suppose this is one of the new runway trend, and like a lot of the other trends, it will hit big with the "in" fashion.

Have a superfabulous time on the road.



Friday, August 26, 2005 5:02:44 AM  
w in cencal said...

Good morning Joe,
What about Baywatch? Although that's not a movie is it?
Have a wonderful day...

Friday, August 26, 2005 5:47:55 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Joe.....your wife is absolutely too much!!! Consider yourselves both very fortunate!! I am thinking I will have to subscribe to her "Bitch-o-meter" after my 14 hour trek (drive)tomorrow!! Yah!

Not make you guys feel guilty, selfish,narcissistic or anything LIKE THAT lol!!...just cuz you are abandoning your absolute bestest little Canajun buddy and leaving me behind....whilst y'all talk on and on and plan together for your MB is ALL ABOUT YOU!!!..I can actually FEEL and TASTE your excitement. Sooooo on that note to add to your level giddiness:


I TRULY SOOOOOOOOOOOO WISH I COULD BE THERE...however trust me when I say.... I will live vicariously through each one of you! You had better believe I will so be there in spirit!special note to Suzanne: I will be watching to make sure you plant those big fat juicy kisses for me, one on each of RR's cheeks(as we do here dans La Belle Province)....ya promised...yah!! of this minute, I declare myself the official Countdown Marshall of the MB Classic event.
Love to y'all and will think of y'all for 14 HOURS in my car demain!!
Am off for a day long boat ride to the red sand beaches of PEI!! Eat your hearts out!!!!
Will take photos!!
Adios amigos, Ciao Bellas
Have a great one or two or three!!

La Belle xox

Friday, August 26, 2005 5:57:44 AM  
w in cencal said...

Okay Joe, I'm going to try again. What about the film "Bad Influence", or was that Hermosa Beach Pier?

Friday, August 26, 2005 7:11:16 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Good Morning All!
Canadian Blogette I've come to love your cheery posts, safe travels and we look forward to your return.
Coach Did I tell you I like spankings? heh heh.
Suzanne loved the horoscopes! Can you e-mail me mine?
The website is evolving and my all time fav pic of RR is now on front page. Forgive my primitive design skills....where is JOE when you need him? Loved your wife's wit on that site!

Also, Joe if we take the shuttle to the beach, will they pick up back up?

Where are Connie and Judi?

Friday, August 26, 2005 7:31:20 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Ladies of the Blog, Good Morning!

My first quiz about the MB Pier in the movies is probably not fair (although, you win "w in cencal", as it was in Pop & Me!). Look for the pier in "Against All Odds" (in fact, there is a beach volleyball scene in that movie with James Woods and Jeff Bridges that looks like it was filmed close to where Richard lives) and the recent "Starsky and Hutch" (but who would have seen that turkey?) There are a few others I'll check into. And "Clickgirl", props to you for some great research.

CB, safe travels on the road. My wife forbids me to even think of such long road trips with the kids. I'll give you one reason why: "Are we there yet?, Are we there yet?, Stop breathing on me!, Are we there, yet?, Mom, he's looking at me!" Remember those days.

Glad you are enjoying Nancy's musings. It all started with her writing a satirical Christmas letter in response to one of those overly sappy ones you get from a distant cousin. Our friends and neighbors fought to get on the Christmas card list to get the latest letter from her so we built the website. Much cheaper than all those stamps! I think we posted most of those letters on the website.

Okay, enough chit chat. Have to get ready to meet the man himself for breakfast to go over the big shindig in less than a week! Better get your beauty sleep, Ladies, it's going to be a heck of a party!


Friday, August 26, 2005 7:33:00 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

Just a note on the kites before my day starts. It is a great way to get a tan and exercise.
Anyone can do it if we have a breeze.
I got started while looking for a gift for my grand son who already had 'everything'.
I got to experience a Real Grandmothers Momment, last Feb. (His 3rd year of flying) watching this 7 year old, (who, I hear, just got his "Higher Brown Belt" in Katate last night),---anyway, in Feb. I saw him surrounded by 7 other little ones, helping them, one by one, to 'catch the wind' and get their kites flying.

For those that can't join me on the beach, a good kite site is:

Miracles happen. He was a premature baby dorping down to only 13ozs. His current Love and Adventure is riding the horses alone.

None of us would have 'been here' without help. And it comes in sometimes surprising ways.

One of my favorites:

The Clock of Life

The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
Now is the only time you own,
Live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in "tomorrow" for
The clock may then be still

Enjoy a wonderful time
Mary Rose

Friday, August 26, 2005 8:11:09 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Thank you for your answers Joe. We have the pier in old home movies. I am reqady for 71 degree weather and hopefully enough surf to ride a few good waves!

Tetonwoman - your comments are valid, I am the Chamber Director in a small town - many of whom are following this adventure. I get thoses response from alot of folks.
I have two comments - first there is no other way for RR to handle the masses, secondly after spending time blogging,emailing and checking him out I have found a wonderful, caring, sensitive, say-it-like-it-is person who is offering me a dream of a lifetime. I will go for it and if it does not work out, I will continue to travel by myself. But it has shown me that the person I always hoped was out there, is.
I have spent some time herding cattle, and those open spaces and big skies make everything so clear - especially the stars.

To smnancy - I want to comment on what you said about not applying as you cannot fit in your size 8's any longer. Shame on us! I almost didn't for the same reason, but I know it goes deeper than that. I have spent my share of time at parties with men my age or older (61) watching them fall all over the younger gals, but they were shallow and who wants that! Come to MB, bring your bio, tape and photo - it's about the journey. Find me and I'll give you a hug and buy you a drink.

Desertflowers I sent you a picture for your website. We are on countdown,,,,,less than a week!


Friday, August 26, 2005 8:43:28 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Sorry I have a new keyboard I am getting used to. M.

Friday, August 26, 2005 8:47:48 AM  
SuzyQ said...

Hi Y'all,
This is one of the GA gals who accepted the invitation to MB. I'm also a Suzanne - too many of us - so I'll use a friend's nickname for me - SuzyQ. I have a few questions about our upcoming adventure. Ladies, help! Joe, jump in any time.
Are any of you bringing male friends?
Do you know how many of us are taking part in this adventure?
# of females? # of males?
What are y'all planning on doing during the day while Richard is doing his interviewing? Count me in on some beach time please!
Will be meeting the rest of the SB family? It would be nice.
What type of beach casual are you ladies wearing? skirts, shorts, pants? Please help a landlocked southerner.
I'm looking forward to meeting new friends, exploring MB, and who knows what else?
Until Thurs

Friday, August 26, 2005 9:19:02 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Suzq I usually go by Suz, but have been a Suzanne since on the blog, if you go to my post I'll do an update on who I know is going. If I miss anyone just give me a post and I'll add you.

Hugs Suzanne

Friday, August 26, 2005 9:53:16 AM  
Franny said...

To smnancy -
I think you're a perfect candidate for my kind of travel. In Thailand our encampment was in the jungle of a southern province. Because of snakes, lizards, etc. our dormitory was up on stilts. So you had to climb these ladder-like stairs to get to your bed and belongings. Then you had to go down the ladder to get to the showers and toilets (Joe's wife would have LOVED this!). Laundry was done in a tub by hand and hung out on the line. You walked to the kitchen to pickup meals and then to the dinning room for coffee, tea or bottle water. If you craved an indulgence like "curry crips" (a flavor of "Pringles" I've only seen in SE Asia) you had to WALK to the nearest village. But daily, you ate what the locals ate, which meant rice for breakfast, rice for lunch and rice for dinner (but it was that good Thai Jasmine rice) with lots of fruit.

So after 10 weeks, I came home fit, size 8 - and TAN! - all without even trying!

I wonder if this was cheaper than "Jenny Craig"..?..?..?

Friday, August 26, 2005 10:14:09 AM  
LilyPad said...

Richard, a few of us were watching the Oprah re-run of you yesterday, and I must say it was fun watching it again after these few months. We were laughing at the end because it looked like you grabbed Oprah's glass of water, and then you looked confused, and put the water back down. Was she telling you "don't touch my water"? We just got a kick out of it, and especially liked your little bow to all the audience at the end. It shows your quirky side, I think.

Friday, August 26, 2005 10:53:50 AM  
Michele said...

Richard, I caught the last of the Oprah rerun and I hope you find someone really special. What a wonderful opportunity for you and your "travel mate". Too bad that there are not more men out there like you. It's not about the trip or the money, it's really about having someone with you to share in your life. I love that you are including friends and your ex-wife in your search, that in itself, speaks volumes! Best of luck Richard.....and have the most incredible experience! Michele in Texas

Friday, August 26, 2005 11:00:00 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard Finally saw you on O yesterday and I think you have a similar goofy sense of humour as I do. Looking forward to meeting you next week and hope we'll have some "alone" time (as I have a little something for you). To see how 50 years has treated me, check out "Have I Changed Much?" on my blog. You should recognize the photos since I understand my package did arrive. Hope you've had time to review it before the onslaught.

Friday, August 26, 2005 11:31:24 AM  
karen333 said...

No not me, New York city is my soulmate, there is no other place on the earth i would ever want to be. the greatest city on the face of the earth.

Friday, August 26, 2005 11:45:55 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Top of the Day to You all..........

I am truly looking forward to meeting some of you next week. None of us know what might transpire from all of this, but for myself I'm looking at MB, the spa, checking out the beach as a new adventure. If it doesn't go beyond that, oh well. Good fortune to the woman/women that will be picked!

I just want to keep on having fun with my life and enjoy being more independent and courageous than I have ever been in my life. I almost feel a re-birth.

My laptop is still in repair so I'm at the library and I'm jamming in a few minutes, so I probably won't get the chance to blog again for a few days.

Y'all have a great week-end.


PS The Oprah show yesterday was ok. Richard I thought you looked a bit nervous, but had it been me I would have vomited on the set, myself and Oprah. So you did good my friend *grin*


Friday, August 26, 2005 12:12:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi all,
Missed "The" original Oprah show where R appeared....Sooooooooo glad they re-ran it yesterday. Also sent an email to the Oprah people to promote more senior happenings wherever and whenever possible. Wish I could be in MB next week, but getting ready for a two week trip to Tuscany. Have fun all you ladies (and gentlemen) that can attend. I know I'm missing a great time, and the opportunity to meet some wonderful people....maybe next year on the curise!!
Ciao, KJS in Alaska

Friday, August 26, 2005 2:08:55 PM  
ceesoo said...

Joe-- Wonder if you could get your lovely wife to give us some wardrobe cues -- what to wear at the Ayres for a cocktail party / buffet / and other times generally for the weather and CA style.....we would be quite grateful...

Friday, August 26, 2005 2:26:35 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Good afternoon Ladies,

Well, the lovely Mrs. F is stepping in with some fashion tips for the beach per your request. Here you go:

"Lovely wife” wardrobe recommendations:

Beach attire ROCKS in this part of Southern California. Plan on layers because sometimes a cool fog rolls in late afternoon which can make it a bit chilly. You can pretty much go anywhere in shorts and a t-shirt, including some very nice restaurants. It's all very casual here in Manhattan Beach. Recommend comfortable cotton cropped pants with a fitted t-shirt and sweater to put on if the fog appears. Open-toed sandals or flip-flops are fine as long as you have feet that don't look like mine-- in other words like they've climbed Everest without benefit of protection! (I go to a nail salon right across from the Ayres Hotel called Nail Spa Excel. Ask for Kim- you won’t understand a word she says but she’ll lay down a coat of varnish that will last you three weeks.) Sweatsuits are also acceptable, but if you're looking to impress Richard, they shouldn't look like you've been wearing them for years, sitting on the couch, eating raw chocolate chip cookie dough out of the tube. Nice jeans, any color. Spandex only if you think that, when you walk, your butt won't look like two pigs fighting under a blanket (my grandmother's phrase...). Okay, so those are my recommendations.

You were smart to ask for my advice. Richard's recommendations probably have more to do with clothes from Land's End, REI and Tommy Bahama. Equally fetching would be the female equivalent of Indiana Jones. I'm sure he'd also welcome t-shirts that appear to be painted on (or ACTUALLY painted on, for that matter!), tight jeans, short skirts and 3" heels. Leather makes a nice statement, but try not to look too much like a biker chick-- he likes "roughing it", but there is a line even Richard won't cross! Okay, I'm kidding about what Richard would like. Suffice to say that we're pretty casual here and you should definitely dress in what pleases and suits you. After all, you want Richard to know the real you, right Ladies? Nancy

Oi vey. -joe

Friday, August 26, 2005 4:25:27 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hello Richard

Hang in there , it is almost over,
soon you will be able to take a deep breath and let out an even bigger sigh of relief.

Here is a bit of imformation you might enjoy.

Venus, Jupiter and the Moon are gathering for a beautiful sunset sky show

August 26, 2005: Something nice is happening in the sunset sky. Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, are converging, and they're going to be beautifully close together for the next two weeks.

Step outside tonight when the sun goes down and look west. If there are no trees or buildings in the way, you can't miss Jupiter and Venus. They look like airplanes, hovering near the horizon with their lights on full blast. (Venus is the brighter of the two.) You can see them even from brightly-lit cities.

Try catching the pair just after sundown and just before the first stars appear. Venus and Jupiter pop into view while the sky is still twilight-blue. The scene has a special beauty

When the sky darkens completely, look to the left of Jupiter for Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Although it's a bright star, Spica is completely outclassed by the two planets.

Venus and Jupiter are converging at the noticeable rate of 1o per day,

with closest approach coming on September 1st when the two will be a little more than 1o apart.

(How much is 1o? Hold your pinky finger at arm's length. The tip is about 1o wide.)

After September 1st, the two planets separate, but the show's not over.

On September 6th, with Jupiter and Venus still pleasingly close together,
the slender crescent Moon will leap up from the sun's glare and join the two planets.

Together, they'll form a compact triangle that will simply knock your socks off.

(nasa source)

Have a beautiful evening

Friday, August 26, 2005 4:48:33 PM  
ceesoo said...

Thank you lovely Ms F. We will try not to give ol 'RR palpitations, though we do have a biker babe rolling in and I've heard about a certain blogger's decolletage. Is somebody running defense for this guy? He should be shaking in his flipflops... one old geeze and 70+ feisty, pumped up, beauteous blogger chicks. Here we come...................

Friday, August 26, 2005 5:10:47 PM  
peachie said...

Joe-- when/ where exactly are you "greeting" us? Would that be starting 2:00 Thursday afternoon til??? We are coming in at all hours beginning Aug 31.

Friday, August 26, 2005 5:17:52 PM  
CC said...

Check out and click on Manhattan Beach to see some geezers-in-training ---- if they only knew..........

Friday, August 26, 2005 5:21:04 PM  
dr oma said...

soft rain,
Of course "Venus is the brighter of the two"!

Friday, August 26, 2005 6:19:40 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

JOE Please thank your Mrs for the tips on how to dress. She is the greatest.

Friday, August 26, 2005 6:36:14 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

4 SLEEPS TO GO !!!!!!
Good night to all and to all a good night!
Sleep tight.....sweet dreams!!

PS. Joe and or thong bikinis!!!!?? What on earth will Suzanne ( aka DesertFlowers...not to be confused with other Suzannes) do??!! I believe she has a custom "designer" thong all set to go, created just for her trip to MB by non other than D&G at a "Specialty Thongy/Thangy Boutique" on Rodeo Drive: it is simply fabulous dahlings... trimmed with 100% Canadian Red Fox and painstakingly hand embroidered with black irredescent sequins topped with..are you ready for this???... authentic....absolute 100% real zircons.....clearly a show stopper!!An absolute MUST see!!
Another bit of scoop n' poop.....I believe she picked up this cute little number whilst on a shopping spree with non other than......??? You got it Toyota!!
Am thinking perhaps I got a touch of sun stroke today on the boat!

I am being very spontaneous and heading out tomorrow for yet another full day of sailing...Why the heck not I asked myself!!......Then leaving 4 AM Sunday instead of tomorrow, for my 14 hour drive/trek home!!! It is all so very good!!!
Que la vie est belle!!
Ciao Bellas...will think of y'all whilst sailing!!!
La Belle xox

Friday, August 26, 2005 7:32:49 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

oh BTW.......
the BEST!!!!:
Suzanne is parachuting directly onto MB (of course sporting her designer thong!!)from the private plane owned by.......? You got it Toyota!!
What a woman!!!
LOL!! and nite nite

Friday, August 26, 2005 7:46:56 PM  
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Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:55:39 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

CanadianBloggette Now you know that those thong thangies and my behind just don't get along very well and the only man worth a cent in my life as of right now is my 4 year old Grandson.LOL - He's just too adorable not to be mentioned as a significant other. LOL

Nancy thanks for the tips on dress code for the cocktail party - I was thinking something in black, but I can see now something in funk will do just fine.


Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:59:09 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

DESERTFLOWERS WOW!!!I just looked at the sisterhood site. Where did you find those find looking men. What a great way to start the day off. This got my heart started or maybe that's my blood preasure!
Looking forward to meeting you.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 6:36:30 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Good Morning, Ladies!

It's shaping up to be a really fun event for all of you! The weather is going to be picture perfect (highs around 75) and the ocean has been spectacular, The water temperature is hovering around 71- a slight chill when you go in and then delightful- bring those swim suits! If anyone goes ocean swimming, I can arrange an early morning swim with some Los Angeles Triathalon swimmers who do a morning swim. They meet at the pier, jog up to a mile south on the beach and then swim back. You can peel off at any distance along the way. It's about 50/50 women and men. Everyone watches out for each other and no one leaves until everyone is out of the water. And those guys are in great shape! You can literally swim with the dolphins as they are usually hanging around just past the wave break line. Or just a walk along the beach and pier in the early morning is a delight.

Thank you for your lovely comments about the missus. She keeps everyone in the 'hood rolling on the floor. I'm trying to get her to get over her shyness and say a few words about Richard at one of the cocktail parties. He better watch out-- she just roasted me at my 50th birthday party so she's all tuned up! Please ask her any questions. Richard and I just realized that she can be helpful for questions we have no clue to answer.

Be sure to keep a close eye on the blog starting Monday as things are starting to gel. The Ayres Hotel is virtually sold out for Thursday night. All that is left are the executive suites (8 of them) that go for $189 per night. (They took $50 off the regular price.) Unfortunately, they only have a king size bed and no sleeper sofa so no slumber parties... There are close to 20 standard rooms ($109 per night) left for Wednesday and Friday nights. We're looking into finding alternative hotels for Thursday night, if needed. Still call the hotel at 800-675-3550 for help.

I need some advice from all of you. We're not concerned about other, eligible mature bachelors coming to the event- in fact, we encourage it. What we are concerned about is that this is your party and about security. We want you to feel safe and secure (although we know you can take care of yourselves!) We were thinking that we should only allow men who are accompanying other women coming to the event. Not their boyfriends, of course, but men they know who want to meet other women. Please give us your feedback.

Also, please get your special requests for anything you think you may need in to me as soon as possible (this weekend, if possible). I'm meeting with the hotel folks on Monday morning so I'd like to cover as much as possible with them and then have time to get back to you early in the week. If you want to email me, please do so at but let's try to keep the information flowing on the blog so everyone can see it.

Okay, got to go walk my sister's dog. I'm kind of glad we had this emergency and we are taking care of her. It's a hoot to see how she and our 16 pound male cat are finally getting along. I have the cat on top of my desk and the dog below. See, there's that Mars and Venus thing...



Saturday, August 27, 2005 7:26:29 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha and Oy Vey Richard, Joe and the rest of the 'posse':)
A beautiful morning and NO HUMIDITY thank goodness! Swim with the dolphins at Manhattan Beach, sounds like a dream in itself! Your 'hood' certainly is a very romantic place and so close to the ocean, with the Pier etc. what a vibe it must be!
Yes the Mars vs Venus phenomenon/Cat and Dog scenario, is a very familiar one to me. My Blessed Father used to purposely lead our dog in the direction of any stray/lonesome cat in the 'hood' step back and watch the drama unfold:) we laughed that our stomachs hurt, the cat/meooow would always win/ 'one that got away' and left the dog looking totally puzzled none the worse for wear and 'tear':) How fortunate for you that Mars vs Venus finally seems to have 'it together' Cat vs Dog:) Going to check out the 'mirthquake' website! Watching the Manhattan Beach soiree-to-be unfold....thank you for keeping us posted, how exciting!
Here's to ROE/MANce and Adventure!
By the way enjoyed watching Oprah's 'Make Your Wildest Dream Come True' show yesterday sending the couple on a DREAM CRUISE, what a fabulous Cruise Ship, WOW!!!!!

'out of africa's'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s Richard the info on the upcoming Cruises is VERY exciting, starting with Alaskan Cruise Summer 2006!!!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2005 8:03:27 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

VJ love the "ROE-MANce" reference!
Joe Really enjoy yours and Nancy's input here!
OK, at risk of sounding like a high maintenance travel parter, a couple of accommodation questions:
Are there hair dryers/irons/coffee pots in the rooms?
Is there a community hot tub?
We're getting jazzed!!

Saturday, August 27, 2005 8:57:33 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Re: Having other men at the shindig:
I personally wouldn't be concerned from a security point of view, but I would find it weird if guys just showed up to graze.
Seems like they should at least have a connection to this journey (accompanying one of the girls, a friend of Joe's or Richard's....someone that has been involved)
I don't know how you'd go about "screening" them...good question.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:03:41 AM  
ceesoo said...

I would love a swim. Can I get back to the hotel for breakfast? Do I have to be in triathlon shape? I do laps but ocean swimming is a different fish. Will I feel self-conscious being slower or are there others like me? Also --I haven't jogged in a LONG time but am a good strong fast walker.... Can I still GO FOR IT ???
Joe, we REALLY appreciate your attention to all these details. Bring the Mrs. so we can meet her!!c

Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:40:58 AM  
cc said...

@Security--I am curious, Joe, how are other mature, available bachelors finding out about this event if not through one of us or through you? Has it been publicized? Should we have a password?? How about --"peacock". LOL

Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:09:38 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, So many nice messages and remarks are coming in from ANONYMOUS viewers. I think that is really GREAT!! You gave us a choice to leave 1) A Name 2) Be Anonymous or 3) Other. What are all the nasty, rude, catty, remarks about being anonymous, and being called cowards if we don't leave a name and join the Nannynannybooboo group. This is all becoming much too insulting. Richard, please come to the defense of your writers who want to remain anonymous. WE WERE GIVEN A CHOICE!! Thank you, Sir. From a really, nice, lovely lady, named ANONYMOUS.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:19:54 AM  
HeiressChild said...

wow anonymous, i was on a roll reading all of the beautiful and witty blogs, then i come to you. we left all of that mess a couple of days ago about signing in as anonymous. no one has even mentioned any of that since thursday. let it go; everyone else has. we're geared up for mb.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:43:11 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

heiresschild I ditto your comment. No one called an anonymous writer a coward. I did call Rich Old Geezer a coward though.....Rich Old Geezer is that you writing again?

Joe Thanks for telling us about the swim, I'd love to go, but am not a strong swimmer, would they laugh at me if I wore water-wings. LOL Just Kidding

Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:55:22 AM  
Belizegial said...

Hello Richard, Joe and fellow bloggers.

Can see that everyone is getting prepared for da event in Manhatttan Beach. Swimming with the dolphins sounds like fun ladies. Hope you get to do this as well as fly kites on the beach with Mary Rose :)

To the folks in Florida and those elsewhere, who have been tussling with "Katrina", my prayers and thoughts are with you, for your safety and soonest return to normalcy.

Here is an e-mail a friend sent me today. Read each one carefully and think about it for a second or two:

1. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you..

2. No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won't make you cry.

3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

4. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

5. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.

6. Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

7. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

8. Don't waste your time on a man/woman, who isn't willing to waste their time on you.

9. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.

10. Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

11. There's always going to be people that hurt you so what you have to do is keep on trusting and just be more careful about who you trust next time around.

12. Make yourself a better person and know who you are before you try and know someone else and expect them to know you.

13. Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.



Saturday, August 27, 2005 11:01:13 AM  
Anonymous said...

TO: HeirressChild. The email about ANONYMOUS WAS directed to Richard. If you are not one of the people that insulted the ANONYMOUS READERS, then don't worry about it. If you are one of them, then stop the insults. Thanks so much!! Have fun at MB. Can't be there, flying off to New York. Post is from: A really nice ANONYMOUS!!

Saturday, August 27, 2005 11:02:43 AM  
Anonymous said...

DesertFlowers: I have no idea who the "Old Geezer" is, and I really don't want to know. This is RR's web site, I addressed him, not the one's who left horrible remarks about the ANONYMOUS writers. If you read back, you will see the nasty,
remarks referring to ANONYMOUS WRITERS being cowards. The request was made to Richard, not you. He owns this BLOG SITE, and others who have a choice can remain ANONYMOUS. Right? Have lots fun at MB DesertFlowers. Going to NYC for a date made before MB activities were arranged. Much Good Fun to All of You. From a really nice, lovely ANONYMOUS.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 11:28:33 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Dear Joe
In response to the other men who might come to this event, I doubt security is necessary but love that you are feeling protective of us.
I have encouraged some of my lifetime single men friends who live there to come.
Thanks for all of your input.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 12:16:14 PM  
Phyl said...

To 'Lovely Nice ANONYMOUS'

I presume all the comments to which you refer were on last blog?
If so, then I was one of the people who called the anonymous posters cowards. This was specifically addressed to the anonymous posters who were addressing nasty comments at Suzan. If you were one of them, then yes, I did include you. If not, then you weren't included so you can chill out and enjoy your weekend in NYC :).
Since this blog started there have been many lovely comments from anonymous people and as you rightly say, this is their choice but I still stand by my comment that if you have something nasty to say take one of two options (a) zip it and say nothing or (b) have the courage to put a name to the remark.

To Joe: Love your contribution and style of writing on the blog. You seem to be an extremely helpful and friendly person and Richard is lucky to have you as a pal. Your wife is also a lovely lady. Checked out her blog and thought it was very funny. Would have been nice to have you both but unfortunately cannot come to MB at this time :).

CB: I usually 'get it' but what in heaven't name are you raving about girl with the 'Toyota' thangy???? :). Curiosity driving me mad *LOL*.

Forgot to say to everyone else so ..... HI ......

Peace & ciao ........ Phyl

Like Heiresschild and Desertflowers said, everyone has moved on since then so why bring it up again ... stirring perhaps ... hmmmm.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 12:45:17 PM  
Phyl said...

oops ...... meant it would have been nice to have MET you both .... not have you both *LOL*

Saturday, August 27, 2005 12:46:17 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Answers to some questions:

To Linda from Tucson (My old home town. Graduated from Rincon and the U of A-- go Cats!)

Room amenities:

Each room has a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, full length mirror, coffee pot, microwave and a mini-refrigerator (not an honor or mini-bar).

There is a jacuzzi attached to the pool in the courtyard and both are open until 10PM. Towels are provided at the pool. And there is a small fitness room with 2 treadmills, some weights and one bike.

Ladies, there is a fairly large shopping center across from the Ayres with a Costco, Staples and (Mrs. F's fav) Bed, Bath and Beyond and a Circuit City. There's a bunch of smaller stores and the nail salon Nancy mentioned. Across Rosecrans Avenue to the north is another mall area with more mom and pop stores. I think there is a Kinkos there too. About a mile from the hotel is a gourmet supermarket called Bristol Farms in another nice small mall. And there is a Trader Joe's nearby with an Old Navy and a pretty upscale REI store.

I'm going to try and work something out on Monday with the hotel on a return shuttle from the beach. How about down to the beach on the hour and a return on the half hour? Are many people interested in going to the beach? (I shouldn't presume just because I am an indentured servant to the bank in order to live near the ocean...)

Thanks for the feedback on security, Michelle. I like the idea of the local ladies asking their "lifetime single men" friends along. "CC"- Senior Bachelor is on the internet and I don't think one can be too careful.

Ceeso, regarding the ocean swim with LA Triathlon Club. You can walk as fast as you want to start and then start whenever you want- say, at 1/4 mile. Then the faster swimmers who start at one mile will simply catch up to you. I just like the fact that there are other folks in the water with you and they take a head count before they start and wait for all to finish. They are great supportive group. The ocean has been like a lake. My daugher and I walked the dog down there this morning and she said it looked like Lake Sammammish. Here is a fun link giving water conditions and continuously updated photos. It fooled me a little because it looks like the beach is made up of tiny rocks but that turns out to be the roofing material! It says the water temp is 68.9 degrees but it seemed warmer when I felt it this morning.
And Suzanne, I "double dog dare you" to bring some water wings--LOL!


Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:08:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Phyl, More nasty remarks!!! Are you referring to Suzan/Crow/Foresthills remarks? I do hope she is O.K. Bless her heart. She has disappeared from the blog sight.
Give us all a break! If you want to continue on and on about the INSULTS TO ANONYMOUS WRITERS, then it is your choice, but again, this is Richard Roe's Blog Site and my initial message was to him. If he wants to respond, then he will. The message was to Richard, not the one's who write awful insulting remarks. We who want to remain anonymous will do just that until Mr. Roe says we should give a name. Got it yet? This is his party and his web site. I will end by saying that I will not address another email about this matter. I won't dignify any more catty remarks by responding. I truly wish you all a good time next week. Wish I could be there, but a really good time in NYC awaits me. Maybe I will make it to Chicago.
"All the Best", from a really, nice, lovely, anonymous lady.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:30:09 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Re "screening" people at the soiree September 1 and 2. The media has been contacted, which would present the "opportunity" for some men to want to "crash," which I believe is not a good idea. Not that the ladies cannot take care of themselves-I have no doubt all of you can! I've seen the spunkiness on this blog!! We will have a "greeter" at the front entrance of the Ayres Hotel and he will record everyone's name, and them direct them to a registration desk. If it is a man, we will ask him was he invited by one of the SB participants, and if so, sure. If not, no, I do not want someone there who has no connection whatsoever to this event, male or female. And when alcohol is served starting at 6:00 pm we plan to have a local policeman there. A name tag will be given to everybody who will be associated with this event. If we see someone without a name tag, Joe and/or myself, or other friends who have volunteered their time, and the hotel security will check it out. There are some rooms available Wednesday night the 31, and Saturday night, but I think Thursday night the only rooms left are the Executive Suites, and very few rooms Friday night. What is unknown is how many local people will show up. Joe and myself and the staff at the Ayres Hotel are doing our best to see that everyone has an enjoyable time. If you have any questions about the event, please post them here and Joe or I will answer them. Best wishes to all, Richard Roe

Saturday, August 27, 2005 1:39:01 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Someone congratulated me for having "pay for the trip." Don't I wish.!!! At this point, Saturday, August 28, I have funded 100% of the cost of this venture and plan to fund it all-gleefully. I truly believe in the "parallel Missions" I am so enthusiastic about. As Joe pointed out, whenever anyone, on any website, buys something, or sometimes even clicks on an ad, the website owner gets a tiny percentage of that. When it's all said and done, the income from ads on the website will not cover the expenses-not by a longshot. I have stated, and will state again, that if an approrpiate sponsor wanted to help fund some, or all, of the cost, I would do it. Why not? That's how we do things in America. I should also state there is no one else involved at all in this endeavor as a principal. You know Joe helps in many areas, especially the website, and Stuart Wolf does the Public Relations and Publicity. That's the entire SB team!!! Senior Bachelor was conceived by yours truly and I have no partners, of any kind. (This doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but not now and there is zero in the works as I'm not seeking any funds or partnerships)Our association with is just that, an association. Our research indicated that they are the type of dating service we want to give a real chance, and then we'll get as much feedback as we can, and report back to you accordingly. We had eHarmony on our site for 3 months, and reactions from people who used it was "mixed." But I really wonder if you mostly hear from people who did not find a partner, and the ones who do, don't let you know. I am far from an expert, that's for sure. But the owner of perfectmatch, Duane Dahl, was on Dr. Phil in early June, I think it was for about 30 minutes. I can assure you, they check their guests very carefully. So that impressed me. Thus far Joe and I have been pleased with the communication and the people at Of course the proof is in the pudding, as they say, and we'll see. I mentioned in a newsletter I took the free Personality Profile and their summary of me was right on the money! And it was totally free, and they didn't harass me to sign up, so I thought, why not? But I do not receive any money from anybody, save the small commissions from ad sales on the website. Certainly not the Shop. That was a BUST!!! Ha ha. Take care and have a great weekend. I just played 2 hours of beach volleyball, had a nice bike ride, and did some body surfing-the waves and water are great, as they will be for "the event." P.S. My sisters are leaving shortly for a sister week together in upstate NY so they will not be on the blog for awhile. Also, yet another heads-up on Chicago, I'm 90% sure it will NOT be Sept. 8, 9, and 10. Right now it's 50-50 for Sept. 15, 16, and 17, or the week following. Lots of scheduling conflicts have made this elusive, but I will keep at it. Have fun!! Your humble servant. RR AKA The Senior Bachelor

Saturday, August 27, 2005 2:13:35 PM  
Phyl said...

To: Lovely Nice Anonymous

Interesting/aggressive little post there. Unless I'm missing something you raised the subject and therefore you might have expected a response or two from somebody. I read my post again and I see no nasty comments there ... I'm merely taking responsibility for what I personally said.

Delighted to hear you're letting the matter rest as three of us have already said things have moved on since. So like I already said, have a lovely time in NY.

BTW Suzan identifies herself as Forest Hills. The crow pic was a fun pic as she is a fun/beautiful lady but then you would know this if you have been following the general thread of the blog.

And so the matter rests.

Peace & ciao to you ......... Phyl

Saturday, August 27, 2005 2:23:44 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I just posted a comment with two typos. I said today was Saturday August 28, but of course it is the 27th. I also misspelled appropriate. Sorry. RR

Saturday, August 27, 2005 3:32:59 PM  
Phyl said...

Ahh go on Richard ... I think we'll forgive you for a few typos ;).

Saturday, August 27, 2005 3:38:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Phyl: You evidently want to keep this going. So you read your posts again. No one accused you of making rude remarks about ANONYMOUS POSTERS. So now we have a least three of you who have identified yourselves as making the remarks. My initial memo about the insults to ANONYMOUS LADIES (Real Ladies) was directed to Richard Roe
not to you or the others who have responded.
Glory Be! You are really showing your true colors.
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive."
AMEN!! From a Nice, lovely, Lady named Anonymous

Saturday, August 27, 2005 4:34:00 PM  
Phyl said...


Would you ever go back and read your posts carefully and then read the replies carefully and then do yourself a favour and change your name cause nice and lovely is not the way you're coming across.

As far as I'm concerned the matter is over... over ... over.

Peace to you ...... Phyl

Saturday, August 27, 2005 4:49:19 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Joe Yes, yes yes...we want to go to the beach! But we wanna get back too so that would be terrific if there was an arranged pickup. Thanks for answers to the ammenities questions (I promise RR, I don't always need an iron when traveling) but hey....the media might be there so a girls gotta look her best!

Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:09:18 PM  
Anonymous said...

“It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong woman stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends herself in a worthy cause; who if she wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
adapted :) from Ted R.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:25:10 PM  
Phyl said...

Amen ......... Fr? Ted ;)

Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:31:03 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Ted R. - I like you and your profound adaptation. It is wonderful! When this women is thrown into the arena and bullies keep popping up to invade someone else's territory, SJE must stand strong and defend what is correct. It is not a question of victory or defeat, it is matter of right and wrong. By demeaning others and trying to rule another persons Blog Site needs to be addressed. When given a choice, to be ANONYMOUS, and one chooses this name, she must not be timid and run from bullies. She must stand for what is RIGHT. Thank you, Ted for your comments. You are too wise. I like you very much. Have a great evening. From a very nice, lovely ANONYMOUS LADY.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 6:37:14 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Maybe time to start a new feed and forget this silly anonymous discussion hoo ha?

Saturday, August 27, 2005 6:41:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard-- new blog please --

Saturday, August 27, 2005 7:05:47 PM  
Merry Mary said...

I watched the Opera rerun and being an Okie we're abit behind. This was the first I'd heard. Wow Richard,this is too good to be true. If timing means anything then this is PERFECT. I retired from 28 years of real estate in Feb. and moved to Tulsa to be near my kids. I'm in a condo so no upkeep. I lost my precious dog in April. I am single again and love to travel. That was our plans but my husband died from lung cancer. I do not smoke and said I'll never marry another smoker altho I miss him so terribly much. We took many fun vacations and cruises, including 2 on the Red Boat for the grandkids and on to Disney World. I'm sorry I'm so late coming aboard but here I am. Thanks and best of luck finding the perfect soulmate. Sincerely, Mary Bryan

Saturday, August 27, 2005 7:36:31 PM  

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