Friday, August 12, 2005

BLOG SCOOP!! Meet The Senior Bachelor Tour

The blog has the advantage of hearing news and events first as it takes a while to prepare Newsletters. Early next week, a Newsletter will be sent announcing that the first Meet The Senior Bachelor Tour will be in Los Angeles (actually 10 miles south in Manhattan Beach) Thursday, September 1, and Friday September 2, at the incredible Ayres Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel which will make you feel like you are in Italy!! Please go to for hotel details. There will be a very special Senior Bachelor room price; $109.00, which includes a full breakfast. I am working on finalizing the details for a cocktail party Thursday and Friday evenings from 7-9, followed by a buffet barbecue. And folks, this will not be a regular barbecue!! There will be a cash bar and the dinner will be at a very reasonable price. All details will be included in the upcoming Newsletter, but I wanted to tell my fellow bloggers asap. Manhattan Beach is a very special beach town with amazing beaches and many things to see and do. This is right before Labor Day weekend, so perhaps you want to make this a mini-vacation!!! Tentatively, notice I said tentatively, I will be in Chicago Thursday and Friday and Saturday, September 8,9, and 10. Details to follow also in a Newsletter. At the moment, due to time constraints, these are the only two planned visits. Have a good weekend. Richard Roe


onrynurse said...


Friday, August 12, 2005 2:46:10 PM  
splashingwaters said...

Unfortunately I will be swimming in a muddy lake "Noodling" at the local catfish tournament on those date. Gee whilikers! :)

Friday, August 12, 2005 2:59:52 PM  
leslie said...

Is this an open invitation to anyone who has sent/will be sending all the necessary information to you?

Is the special SB hotel rate for a single room or a per person double occupancy?

Would love to come and meet you (and the other wonderful ladies I've met on this blog) and will try (if it's open to all). Too bad you couldn't have made it Saturday and Sunday instead, as a lot of us have to work.

It should be a great weekend for all involved.

Leslie in VanCan

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:12:52 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard,
I just live down the road in San Diego so I'll be happy to make the drive up to meet you!!! The hotel looks lovely and the price deal is awesome! Thank you!!!
Sounds like a fun weekend. Are all the Ladies invited who are sending materials for the Journey, or will there be an invitation list???
Anyway my calendar is free those 2 days and I've never been to Mahattan Beach so I'll bring my Big Beautiful Self there....:)
Any other of you Blog Ladies able to come??? It would be awesome to meet you as well!!!!

With a Song in my heart and a Lump in my throat....
The Operawench

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:16:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

It's my understanding that the L.A. trip is open to all interested parties, right? Unfortunately I'm in Alaska for the summer and getting ready for a trip to Tuscany in Sept. otherwise I'd be there in a N.Y. minute. Anyway, sounds like loads of fun, and good luck to all. Your observations of the Vietnamese people on their bikes, etc reminded me of the time my late husband and I were in Taiwan while he was stationed there with the US Navy. We enjoyed many a Pedi-cab ride.
Ciao for now....KJS

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:37:22 PM  
Phyl said...


So long to notice ..... so little time ... lol.

Ciao ..Phyl ... aka diver extraordinaire .. not to be confused with Suzan (real diver).I just cannot bring myself to use the word water ;).

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:38:10 PM  
Phyl said...


Your jewellery is gorgeous. Are these your sample pieces or are they for sale??

You are soooooo talented mon ami :)


p.s. couldn't leave a msg on yr site cause I don't have blogger a/c set up yet.

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:50:05 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

HI Phyl,
Whoooooooa!! I am blushing!!
I am so thrilled by y'alls reaction!! I am preparing for 2 shows,(Aug & Oct) and this is just a sampling of my pieces........ absolutley they are each and every for sale. I also do alot of custom orders for clients all over the world!! It is all so very exciting!!This whole thing started as a hobby and now it is had bloomed into a great little business....which I now refer to as my "prosac"!!!
Let me know if I can be of more help!!! t'would be a pleasure!!
La Belle xox

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:58:27 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Richard: Forgive me for questioning the "rules" here, but I'm a bit confused. Suppose someone has already sent their video, you filed it in the "no way" pile, and they go thru a bunch of hoo ha to get to CA. Seems like this should be more of a personal invitation thing? Since the focus from the beginning has been on those who sent in complete packages, what do you do with some gorgeous babe who shows up and wants to chat you up? Tell her to send in her audition tape first? Sounding like a free for all hon. I'm pretty sure you know who I am, and I'm only about a 9 hr drive from you which is doable. How about you give me a (possible) "yay" or a "nay" before I invest too much more here? Much appreciated!

Friday, August 12, 2005 4:13:03 PM  
Phyl said...


Sounds like you're definitely not coming to Europe or even east coast of US?


Friday, August 12, 2005 4:29:02 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends. I agree with Linda the Nurse and Linda in Tucson and my name is Mary Rose. There is nothing wrong with cocktail parties, weekend/or any day get a ways, even retreats but certainly Richard will have a guest list for these events. He said on Oprah and all along that he was considerate and so far has been.
It is getting closer to Sept 16th.
Mary Rose

Friday, August 12, 2005 4:39:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

so that means that the 600 plus applicants who do not blog are finding out someway besides the Newsletter? are we being cc'd here? please clarify?


Friday, August 12, 2005 5:16:32 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Good questions! First to my Canadian friends and people from other countries, while it is not 100% I will not visit other cities, it's unlikely. Not that I don't want to-I do-very much, but it's just not probable. I wanted to be sure there would at least one "East coast and West coast" meeting opportunity. I don't have a "no way" list, and the meetings are open to everybody, whether they have sent in tapes or not. For sure priority will be given for meetings to the women who have taken the time to send in tapes and biographies. Because I have never done this before, I have no idea how much, or how little, time I will have to meet with people. To that extent I will not encourage nor discourage anybody from coming. I certainly have spoken with people on the phone (pre-SB) and was totally surprised, either way, when I met him or her. I'm sure we all have had similar experiences. I understand this is expensive and time consuming-if you have to fly in and pay for a room for a night. I wish there were other ways of doing it. However, this seems to be the only realistic way. Everyone should know that not coming to a face to face meeting will NOT preclude anyone from being selected. There still may be time from September 16 on, as the trip will not begin until sometime in November. (probably) I realize I don't want to miss both Christmas and Thanksgiving with my children and seven granchildren. My best guess as of today, is the trip will start soon after Thanksgiving. Bottom line- EVERYONE is invited. Remember. this is about having FUN. The idea that many of you women meeting each other for the first time, and maybe make lifelong new friends, is a wonderful thought. Please bear in mind this is a heads up, and as everything else, subject to change. I have some other business to attend to (not related to Senior Bachelor but to Pop&Me) next week, and I'll be traveling from Monday to Thursday around the country. I hope to get the Newsletter announcing this published early next week as well as the first Cruise Newsletter. (wow, was that idea well received!!) That's it for now. Any other questions, put them here and if and when I can I'll try to respond. Cheers, Richard Roe

Friday, August 12, 2005 5:27:24 PM  
Anonymous said...

What the heck did we send all that stuff in for?

Friday, August 12, 2005 6:07:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

To anonymous, Richard clearly stated that people who sent in videotapes will get priority for meetings. Didn't you see that? And if you, in fact, sent materials in, why don't you e-mail Richard and ask him directly? I know for a fact he answers e-mails from the women who sent in tapes. He's always answered my e-mails.

Friday, August 12, 2005 6:22:18 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Ok. Now that last comment was a pretty good one. Yes, I do answer e-mails from everyone who has sent in videotapes and biographies. So, why still be anonymous??? If you have sent in the materials, I will know that, and respond to your question. Be my guest. Incidentally, the anonymous who last week commented about feeling "ripped off and was going to withdraw her submission" never did that. Methinks she never sent anything in.

Friday, August 12, 2005 6:40:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard! Alas September 1st is my meeting with the Lawyer and Insurance People re my Slip and Fall of April 2004 and September 3rd is my daughter's 21ST BIRTHDAY
a very special Birthday indeed!!!!
The weekend in Mannhattan Beach and the Ayers(Old World Atmosphere) Hotel sounds absolutely fabulous! I have to wait for the cruise, that will be my first time meeting with everyone!
Things are certainly moving with this surprise news today!!! Enjoy the weekend and remember to BREATHE:)
'cruise control' signing over and out:)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada

Friday, August 12, 2005 6:51:58 PM  
neva said...

The Sept. 1-2 get-to-gether
sounds great.

However, I have a prior commitment (a lot of bucks involved) which would prevent me from considering those dates since it is from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily and 3000 miles away.

I checked the Sept. 8, 9 and l0 dates which would work better for me, but would make for a very long trip (5000 miles), yet appear to be less expensive (at this point at least). I think the price break requires 14 days in advance booking and I could probably schedule some other east coast business at that time as well.

When will the Sept. 8, 9, & 10 dates be less "tentative?"

Enjoy! Have a great time.

Friday, August 12, 2005 7:23:41 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I hope to know about Chicago by the end of next week. As soon as I do, I'll put it on the blog to be followed up by the Newsletter. Where are you coming from?? Richard Roe

Friday, August 12, 2005 7:45:32 PM  
HeiressChild said...

richard roe - senior bachelor,
you make me laugh. you are so right-on-time with your comments. absolutely love it!

Friday, August 12, 2005 7:53:46 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Richard,
I am one of "those" who won't be sending in a video due to the notoriety, publicity etc etc nontheless would so welcome the opportunity to meet some of my Bloggette buddies and you just for fun and to satisfy my curiosity!! yah!!
Ironically I am hooking up with a couple of Bloggettes in Vancouver the week of Sept 10th ( primarily visiting my daughter in Vancouver) could perhaps swing by Chicago on my way (from Montreal) once the dates are confirmed...I look forward to further updates!
Ciao and Bon weekend!
La Belle xox

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:03:03 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps Richard,
BTW.... strictly in jest and just curious....... do you snore?? Eh??

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:05:45 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

canadian blogette: There is some very sexy footage of RR snoring on Pop & Me. So sexy in fact, it sent his son Chris to the store to buy earplugs, ha ha.
Me thinks the sound is like a cat purring and something I missed terribly when I started sleeping alone but I am a bit of a weirdo!
Richard: thanks for playing with us tonite!

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:29:15 PM  
Helen said...

Hey Richard: I'm confused (as many of us appear to be). Is this an 'invite only' or 'open to all' party. Also, if we can't make it, does that mean that we are 'out of the running' for being a possible travel companion?

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:29:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

Sounds like we need to prepare for a party in Chicago!! I'm looking forward to meeting all of you***
Iowa Gal

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:33:17 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Linda in Tuscon,
OK OK OK true confession time ..............I have not seen Pop & Me
and Iowa girl and out Chicago here we come!!! Sure hope they are ready for us!!! Get those dancing shoes ready to get down and Rock and Roll! YAH!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:46:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Considering that schedules are subject to change, if you just happen to stop over in Toronto Canada enroute to Chicago, you have my number, meet you at a convenient time and location (public place of course:) even though I too have not sent in a video or photo, as previousely stated, not my style! Toronto International Film Festival in September, ideal opportunity to visit this city:) I fully understand that those who have submitted their videos are privvy to meeting you first, that goes without saying! I guess I am the only Toronto connection on the Blog!!
Que Sera Sera....What Ever Will Be Will Be
the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)

Friday, August 12, 2005 8:53:45 PM  
HeiressChild said...

this is for helen:

in a few blogs just before yours, richard said he didn't have a "no way" list, and the meetings he's setting up are open to everyone, whether they sent in a tape or not. however, he did say that priority for meetings (i guess with him) would be given to the ones who sent in tapes and bios. and you have to pay your own way. i don't think anyone who can't make it will be out of the running because he said not coming to a face-to-face meeting will NOT preclude you from being selected. even though i'm not richard, i hope this helps you.

Friday, August 12, 2005 9:05:39 PM  
bdnc said...

And I think i read somewhere that it's going to be a 3 min meeting with him. I don't know how true it is... .maybe i should ask him?

RR Is that true? Are you really a 3 minute man?

I'm off to bed... before i get sent to a very naughty mat...not as naughty as my bed tho!
Nighty Nite!

Friday, August 12, 2005 9:36:20 PM  

FINALLY,...........Something worth jumpimg in for. Hello everyone, have been reading along for the past few days, just been veeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy tired. Got home late Wednesday night from Albuquerque. It was a wonderful 5 weeks, but feels good to come home. I'll be back there end of Sept., beginning of Oct. More work to do, will also be able to see the Balloon Festival.They say it is a sight to behold, imagine 100's of hot air balloons all over the sky, fantastic!!!! Any of you gals ever seen it?

OK now, regarding Chicago, I will be happy to accomadate as many ladies as possible. My door is open .I can handle up to 4-5 ladies. One or two may have to double up, but hey what the hay:)
OOOOOOOOH YA, I've SLOWLY been working on my blog site. You can check me out there and respond to my offer. I'm definatly at the crawling stage, (probably more like the"pulling myself up to the crib bars and trying to pull myself up stage") but I'm getting there.
Bdnc..... it is now time for us to work on your helping me out. Blog me and if it's ok I can jingle ya and maybe you can walk me through a few steps. OK, pleeeeeeeeese, :(
By the way, I have a niece who lives in Vegas, when are you planning to be there, maybe we can do coffee or the crap tables. I learned to play in Albuquerque, won $750.00 , from just 2 bets, played the hard way bets but hey, 30-1 odds. RR caution, I'm a gambler, and i don't LOOSE !

Mary R, Linda in Tuscon,
Desertflower, ...................
I get up to Scottsdale/Phoenix several times a year, we've got to work something out for a get together ! Desert, do you have a web site, I'm always looking for new sources?

CB IN CANADA..I am enamored with your pieces. Am interested in several purchases, please respond on my blog (oooooooooooo I can't wait to open it and find "COMMENTS")

And Richard now for you, I am definatly looking forward to your Chi-town visit! Maybe we can get them to leave the nets up on North Ave. Beach for a few games. You've got to keep up with your workout !!!!!! BE VEEEERRRYY CAREFUL, us midwest gals are preety sturdy stock (no referance to our long forgoten stockyards,HE-HE)But I would love to take you to the best Hot Dog stand, beef sandwich, and Italian Lemonade stand here in Chicago. B 4 our volleyball game, so you can work it off



Friday, August 12, 2005 10:21:42 PM  



Friday, August 12, 2005 10:28:23 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey La Dolce Vida,
Tried to be the very 1st to post ya on your Blog and no can do......I think you have to first create a post and then we comment??!!! Tech genious I ain't but try that and see if it works
Will check in the AM......oh dear ti IS the AM...1:38 to be precise.....o well will check in a coupla hours.........K??
Bon Chance
La Belle xox

Friday, August 12, 2005 10:38:28 PM  
leslie said...

La Dolce Vida same here with me - want to communicate with you via your blog but you need to set up a blog first. Will try to contact you in the morning. I want to see how much airfare are to Chicago, since I've been to LA so many times. Rather come out your way and see the Big Guy on a Saturday. We'll chat. Later...

Friday, August 12, 2005 10:42:28 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

La dolce vida my new email is

But I do not have a phone line hooked up yet. We've just moved into a brand new home and don't have phone connection. Would love to meet up with you when you're in town. As soon as I am on-line up and running again I shall let you know and we can email back and forth.

Leslie & Canadian Bloggette I will get in touch with you via email regarding trip to Canada as soon as I on-line with email again as well.

Friday, August 12, 2005 10:53:07 PM  
leslie said...

desertflower Can hardly wait to hear from you. Love your new email address :) Have updated my address book.

la dolce vida having taken a quick look at the airfare to Chicago, perhaps I will concentrate on LA instead. :( We will meet some day, though.

Friday, August 12, 2005 11:14:22 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Congratulations to MOI!
Finally figured out how to put a picture in my profile (although I probably should have picked a better one!!)
Anyway, getting ready for the day, and a very hot weekend in the "Big Apple"!!
'Til later!

Saturday, August 13, 2005 4:30:38 AM  
Forest Hills said...


Hope you all take a peek and let me know what you think! Scary? To me they are THRILLING!


Saturday, August 13, 2005 5:51:14 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

ForestHillsWell done Suzan. I went to see your sharks and I say you are a brave soul. I went snorkeling in Belize and the first time a 3 foot fish came close to me, I jumped out of the water so quick you would of thought I had been catapulted.


Saturday, August 13, 2005 7:33:43 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Now, the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th September is a good one,
should you decide to arrange for a Senior Bachelor Partayyyy with Oprah, your 'posse' and the gals
from the Blog, would be faboolous
and easy for me to get to Chicago from 'tarana' moneywise, easier on me too! I hate to say this but my financial position does not permit me to do much other than pay my bills and cover the necessities, that is why my pending Settlement will be a GIFT and give me that slight edge to not being dependant on anyone! Helluva way to get a Settlement through an accident!
My work is Community Work AM and PM therefore the salary ain't top dollar by no means, but the work is THE most rewarding feeling in the world! I believe honesty is the best policy, I would love to meet YOU and your 'POSSE' no matter what the outcome! :)
It is exciting to be on this journey since April 2005 and continues to be so!
Here's to Romance And Adventure on the 'high seas'
Champage Wishes and Caviar Dreams
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. had an incredible dream this morning on this my Hebrew Birthday!

Saturday, August 13, 2005 7:40:45 AM  
onrynurse said...

Oh how fun....I think Chicago would work best for me!! I am in Omaha!! Will see!! Oh the always wanted to go to Chicago!!!
Can't wait to meet you, Richard!!
Have fun next week..but it sounds like a very busy one!!...Linda

Saturday, August 13, 2005 8:20:13 AM  
bdnc said...


Great shots! looks pretty scary but i bet it's so worth it. And BTW, i thought you knew about Palawan.. .most great divers do :-)

you can email me or we can chat in msn or yahoo if you want. I will email you my hotmail and yahoo accts... how's that grag yah! :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2005 8:52:20 AM  
bdnc said...

You don't have your email posted but you are welcome to email me k?

Saturday, August 13, 2005 8:57:35 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To "Helen," Please read previous comments before posting questions, as the answers to both of your questions were posted on Friday, August 12, at 5:27 pm. Thank you. Richard Roe

Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:01:47 AM  
droma said...

You also said that you'll have anti-snoring surgery before THE TRIP. With seperate rooms is this necessary? Some like a snoring partner, lets us know our loved one is home!

Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:10:16 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Richard Will your meeting/party/BBQ be for all ages as well, since it is open? or will you restrict it to the more mature audience?

Thank you for your response.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:41:41 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'Day Desertflower,
Not to rain on your parade, but....Doesn't "mature audience" seem to denote: boring, chippy, pickle up the tush, sedentary, batteries not included and just plain OLD with zero Joie de Vivre, or FUN included??
How do you feel about the qualifier: Worldly, Wise and Wickedly FUN and Fiesty Women Over 40??45?? 50???
It is a very perky/frisky day here in the neighbourhood..on my way to Kick boxing with youngest daughter (so fun....we kick butt!!...pardon the pun!)...certainly feel so VERY far from a "mature audience" toi?? EH??
La Belle xox

Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:48:31 AM  

BDNC...My E-Mail "thingy" when I hit it brings me to my e-mail address, don't know why it didn't work for you, try again if not I'll get in contact with you.
It's raining here today , it's enough to fill Noah's Ark, geeee, maybe I'll actually unpack, HA, who am I kidding, think I'll go pop in a movie, get out the ice-cream, (hey it's no-fat, no-sugar, oh ya, and no TASTE !)but I've got great imagination anyway.
Later Ladies,

Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:58:25 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

The meetings in Manhattan Beach (and I hope Chicago and any other cities I can get to) will be open to women of all ages. In fact, I encourage women to bring friends, even if they are not interested in being on the journey. I am trying to make these events as much fun as possible for everybody. Please bear in mind my Mission Statement of "Promoting Romance and Adventure for People of All Ages." Anyone interested in the journey however, will have to be at least 40, and I think I've made it obvious in many communications, that I feel the age women that makes the most sense for a man of my age will probably be 50 and over. That certainly does not preclude anybdy 40 and over, I am just doing my best to communicate how I think things will occur. And, I have consistently said, this is all new to me, and things are subject to change, while here in the States, and on the Journey. Having said that, I think there have been few changes, and all of the target dates still seem good. I will say I have been incredibly impressed by how many wonderful women there are that have submitted information. This has been a most pleasant discovery and I am very grateful. Now comes the hard part!!! Best wishes, Richard Roe

Saturday, August 13, 2005 11:13:36 AM  
coach said...

Hi, Richard, and ladies. I have a question for you, Richard, that all might be interested in knowing the answer. I went to the hotel website (the Ayres is lovely!) and tried to make a reservation on-line. However, there was no "Senior Bachelor" listed for a "group rate". The $129 rate is the only rate quoted. So, before I make a reservation, would you please check with them about the on-line reservation process?, or should we just call them? OR, is there a "group code" that we should put in the box? Thanks for your attention to this nitty-gritty detail!! ahhhh, don't you just love the "chores" of life...the life that we are creating for ourselves, huh? regards, sharon

Saturday, August 13, 2005 11:26:22 AM  
bdnc said...

BTW, LaDolceVida, i already have emailed yaw!

RR Sire,
is the meeting limited to 3 minutes or can you tell us what the time limit is? if any?
Thank you kindly. :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2005 11:37:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

BDNC I really liked your post "One Flaw in Women" HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH. So true!
I have a litte post it on my computer that reads "I am just as giving to myself, as I am with others" I think many of us need the reminder.

Tango Lady...your info on the level of cleanliness and sanitation as well as bathrooms that are so bad ...that the bushes are definitely the better alternative, brought back some memories. I remember being in small towns in South America seeing sides of beef covered with flies, just hanging from stands in open air markets. People washing their clothes on rocks down by the river. The "laundromat" in town consisted of rows of carved stone rocks in which hot volcanic water was pumped to and you could wash your clothes on those rocks, not having to go down to the river. (A modern convenience in that town!) As far as going to the bathroom in the bushes. Travel John makes a disposable resealable urination gel pouch. It has a funnel gadget at the top, which is great for women. Also bring little bottles of hand sanitizer, because of lack of sanitation. It really comes in handy. Of course there is always the fallen sapling that you could hang your bum over if the other kind of emergency bathroom visit is necessary. (or if you don't have strong legs! HAA) Once you get out of the cities in those third world countries, you can pretty much get an idea of what some of forefathers did without modern conveniences. It is very very interesting to see how much of the rest of the 3rd world lives, and really makes you appreciate the luxuries we take for granted in this country.

Just another quick travel story. While in Russia, (which is not a third world country),I was having lunch in a very nice restaurant. I was doing a Baltic Sea cruise thing and one of the woman opened the bathroom door and discovered a stainless steel room with a hole in the floor and a footprint outline on either side of the hole. Well everyone had to see the hole in the bathroom floor and many giggles and photos ensued. I guess you could see why women used to wear dresses!

Seeing how others live makes me feel very fortunate and more understanding why others in the world act the way they do. It's very humbling. It is sooo different in some places that you can see why we will never have a meeting of the minds. I try to pass on a smile as I am representing a country that is very foreign to many and also very misunderstood. Most people are just out there trying to live their lives the best they can. Just give a beggar in a third world country the equivalent of a dime or a quarter....They will bless you up and down. Makes you think hard about the value of money.

"A Nonny Mous" who loves to travel

Saturday, August 13, 2005 12:57:06 PM  
bdnc said...

Thanks A Nonny Mous
So i thought i'd post it here as well.

It's quite long but worth reading

A Little Reminder to Women

By the time the Lord made woman, He was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, "Why are you spending so much time on this one?"
And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,have over 200 movable parts, all replaceableand able to run on diet coke and leftovers,have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart-and she will do everything with only two hands."
The angel was astounded at the requirements."Only two hands!? No way!And that's just on the standard model?That's too much work for one day.Wait until tomorrow to finish."But I won't," the Lord protested."I am so close to finishing this creation that is soclose to my own heart.She already heals herself when she is sickAND can work 18 hour days."The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord.""She is soft," the Lord agreed,"but I have also made her tough.You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish." "Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.The Lord replied,"Not only will she be able to think,she will be able to reason and negotiate."
The angel then noticed something,and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek."Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.""That's not a leak,"the Lord corrected,"that's a tear!""What's the tear for?" the angel asked.The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain,
her disappointment, her love,her loneliness, her grief and her pride."The angel was impressed."You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing." And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don't take "no" for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 1:08:44 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Thanks bdnc!!
I have forwarded that to my daughters!! It is so touching it brings tears to these eyes!!
Hope y'all have a great weekend!
La Belle xox

Saturday, August 13, 2005 2:01:59 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Ooooops I so forgot........after all the blood sweat and tears the ever brilliant and beautiful bdnc helped me upload my it not a great resemblance, NOT BAD FOR 450 YEARS OLD!!?? my kids think so..............afterall it is "MOM" on a good day!
Ciao Bella
La Belle xox

Saturday, August 13, 2005 2:07:47 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

yet another ps from the Blog Hog!! Oink Oink!!
Travel tip from the wise:
Should you travel to non potty friendly countries the absolute BEST thing to take are these fabulous anti bacterial sani wipes for every part of your body! They come in individuallly wrapped tiny packages, great convenient size to throw a few in backpack,pocket, wherever. So much lees bulky than a bottle of anti bacterial wash! Fantastic for the face, hands, body etc on hot days when there is no runnning water around and every pore in your body is manufacturing sweat at an icredible rate! There is also another kind that is specifically for "potty" trips, anywhere, anytime.........absolutley GREAT and a very essential travel companion!
Ciao La Belle xox

Saturday, August 13, 2005 2:46:25 PM  
leslie said...

Ladies In case you didn't know, the blogs will be "down" for about an hour this evening at 6pm Pacific Time.

Come on over to my site to discuss our plans for the Meet & Greet.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:01:31 PM  
Celia said...

Hi Richard, I will be sending in my video and bio week of 8/22, will that be too late to be considered for the invite list for the Sept. 1st and 2nd?


Saturday, August 13, 2005 3:02:25 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Ricardo! :)
You bring good newz opening the Senior Bachelor gatherings for ALL including our friends etc. It is going to be fantastic and sooo much FUN!!!! I feel even better now that you have made it quite clear that the 50+ age group is suitable for a man of your age, phew! :) Ditto to that!!!!! :)
Of course considering that the Motto is 'Romance And Adventure For People Of All Ages' makes sense to invite ALL to the gatherings! Itz a celebration!!!!!
WOW LET'S TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM!!! Wake up the SLEEPING GIANT:) I am laughing at some of the Posts re. Third World Toilet facilities and the advice as to how to cope with such challenges:)
We should have a masked partayyy, all the more considering that the bloggettes are now posting their pictures on the Blog, takes away from guessing the whooz who! Can you imagine meeting everyone wearing a mask? what FUN! I have a mask I could bring:)
the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:) signing out for now
Toronto Canada
p.s. I am excited at the thought of coming to Chicago to meet YOU
your 'Posse' etc. etc.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 5:29:39 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I hope everyone understands that the meeting in Manhattan Beach (LA) September 1 and 2 is open to women of all ages. However, I will only meet with women that are of the right age bracket that we have discussed many times, and will give priority to the women who took all their valuable time to send in videotapes and biographies. PLEASE, commenters, PLEASE read the earlier comments and blogs by me, as I am answering questions that have been clearly addressed previously. Thanks. RR

Saturday, August 13, 2005 6:18:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dense Fogsaid....

Well thank you for clarifying that info. So all ages of women can come and no men? LOL This is lovely. It was a little hard to understand at first because of the statement you made "Meetings are open to Everyone" But now I certainly get it and if you have time you get to interview some of those women who didn't send in videos.....but those who did get priority.

Will this meeting be filmed?

Saturday, August 13, 2005 6:59:38 PM  
HeiressChild said...

hi richard,
i think that's fair on how you're going to do the meeting in manhattan beach, giving priority to the ones who have sent in materials. and even if people come who are younger than what you're looking for, at least you're opening it up to them to come and have fun. i know the emphasis is definitely on meeting you, but maybe some ladies can bring some of their men friends along that they've been talking about bringing to the cruise, after all, your motto is "promoting romance and adventure for people of all ages." so there could very well be other adventurous romances that stem from those evenings. who knows? what do u think ladies?

Saturday, August 13, 2005 7:13:58 PM  
HeiressChild said...

oops! i just happened to look back at richard's last comment, and it says "it's for WOMEN of all ages." well, i guess that answers my question. sorry.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 7:32:07 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Richard Just one more quick question that some of us ladies are thinking about but afraid to ask.

Dress code: We would of course, want to present ourselves with our best foot forward, but don't want to be pretentious either. So could you please tell us what the appropriate dress code will be for the BBQ/Cocktail Party?

Will this be filmed by any media or privately? May we take our own pictures?

Thank you so very much.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 8:16:51 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

DESERTFLOWER!!!!! You shouldn't give it another thought......personally I think your thongy thangy is the perfect ensemble for a or no'd be a hit!!

Saturday, August 13, 2005 8:48:55 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Canadian BLoggette: Thank you Merci Bacooo LOL. Guess I don't speak french. LOL

Hun what has happen to your skin. You been out in the sun way too long.

Come over to my site we're having a blast.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 8:56:06 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Cheryl A message awaits you on your site.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:08:25 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

message rec'd ...over and out
message answered on your blog.over and out

Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:15:28 PM  
Let's talk about love said...

Romancin the Rísque Roe

You can buy me diamonds
You can take me on a cruise
Make love to me tenderly
Baby, you know I am worth it

A real man knows a real woman when he sees her
and a real woman knows a real man always come first
A real man just can’t deny a real woman’s worth

I will hold on to your ship when things get rough
Let's take a walk near the ocean shore
We should cherish the life we live
The world is always changing
Nothing stays the same
But love will stand the test of time
The next life we live in remains to be seen
Will you be by my side?

When I first saw you, I already knew
There was something inside of you
Something I thought that I would never find
I’ll give you love
The things you want
Baby, there is nothing in this world I wouldn’t do
I will do anything boy
Anything for you
Thanks for choosing love

Saturday, August 13, 2005 9:53:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

Come away with me in the night.
Come away with me and I will write... you a song.

Come away with me on a bus.
Come away where they can't tempt us..... with their lies.

I want to walk with you, on a cloudy day.
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high.
So won't you try to come.

Come away with me and we'll kiss, on a mountaintop.
Come away with me and........ I'll never stop loving you.

And I want to wake up with the rain, falling on a tin roof.
While I'm safe there in your arms.

So all I ask is for you to come away with me in the night.
Come away with me.

Nora Jones

Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:33:52 PM  
droma said...

After runing around all day, keeping up with RR, she needs to use the toilet, only to find her legs giving out from squatting.

Saturday, August 13, 2005 11:50:41 PM  
Celia said...

Sorry Richard, it seems you did answer my question in a previous BLOG...those who sent in videos and bio will be given first priority re invite to Sept lst and 2nd event. I will send my video and bio to you as soon as I can. Most likely you should receive it by 8/22 or 8/23.


Sunday, August 14, 2005 4:08:38 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

For the ladies coming to Manhattan Beach September 1 and/or 2, the dress is "beach casual." 95% of the time, all year round, I am in shorts, t-shirts and sandals, as are most people. You can go to the best restaurants in MB dressed this way if you would like to. I hope to have the Newswletter out tomorrow (Monday) with all of the information. Best wishes, Richard Roe P.S. By all means, bring male friends if you would like, and as I've mentioned, women friends as well. Let's make this a fun party!!

Sunday, August 14, 2005 7:37:07 AM  
onrynurse said...

Richard....the bbq on the 1&2 of sept. sounds so fun!! Wish i could come but it is my holiday to wk....yukky!! Duty calls!! But will make or die!! Hope it is a casual thing too...!! Can't wait!!
Will be all ears for the plans...

Sunday, August 14, 2005 7:50:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard:)
A lovely cool morning, light rain, seasons changing as we merge into the Fall which is a beautiful season here in Ontario with the vibrant colours of the leaves, start changing approx.late September through to the peak end of October, people come from overseas to see the Fall. August can bring more humidity! Manhattan Beach sounds amazing, I like the casual vibe all year round, this Toronto 'thing' with suits, ties etc. is for 'the birds'. From my perspective there is a hell of a lot to be said for sucessful business deals 'clinched' on the Golf Course, at a Resort or living in a place such as Manhattan Beach, Malibu Beach etc. It is not necessarily what you wear but the ATTITUDE that is THE KEY! They started the Casual Friday thingy happenin' here a few years ago, whoopy doo one casual day, but I could see how it made a difference re. the demeanor of ALL!
Luckily I dress casual for both my workplaces, thank goodness:)ahh for the California West Coast chillin' it!!!! A different world altogether!
Looking forward to the Newsletter with more "BLOG SCOOP":) and as always here's to 'Romance and Adventure For People Of All Ages':)
p.s. a little Alicia Keyes happenin' on the blog, thanks for posting the correct words to the song :) I think I know oo yoo are ;) 'sr' ??
Champage Wishes and Caviar Dreams
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada

Sunday, August 14, 2005 8:20:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Ricardo!
Ooops Correction!
Vj ;)

Sunday, August 14, 2005 8:24:42 AM  
coach said...

Good Morning, Ladies! As you know, I make very few comments on RR's BLOG, but I do enjoy tuning in every so often. You ladies are very entertaining! It is easy to see many of your personalities come alive in this medium. It is also easy to see who is just having fun, and those who are TRYING to have fun, but there is a certain amount of uneasiness, even fear, with this big adventure. Guess what? ME, TOO! To the outside world (casual acquaintances, bosses, etc.) I am seen as dauntless, not even flinching as I move ahead into uncharted territory…but deep inside me, I am quaking with fear. What? A Public Speaking professor and professional coach should be fearless, right? WRONG! But that is why I‘m proud to be 58. It took me years of living, trial and error, to learn how to “fake it till I make it”.
After reading your comments since Friday, when Richard announced his “Meet and Greets” in LA and Chicago, now I am motivated to speak up...and pass on some of my hard earned “wisdom”…so here goes!
Every time I feel scared, I practice getting into the moccasins of the perpetrator of my fear. Ladies, think about how worried Richard might be. O.K., I am going to make some conjugations, here, using some pretty big assumptions. However, if I am wrong, I KNOW Richard will correct me. So, let’s just assume that Richard is scared, too. He has all these hungry women chomping at the bit to meet him, and, since he is hungry, too, he jumps in! But, Ladies, Richard is a smart man. Somewhere way back in the BLOG, he said the party was open to “ALL (sic) genders and ages”. Many of you became focussed on the “ages” part and missed the “genders” part. How many of you are familiar enough with the sport of fishing to know what a “feeding frenzy” is? It is fascinating to watch it atop the water, but you don’t want to see what is happening to the “object of their affection” under the water! Richard has said repeatedly (ad nauseum) that he has never done this before and is making it up as he goes along, getting lots of ideas FROM YOU as he invents this process. Frankly, his vulnerability, his accessibility, his adaptability, and his willingness to see his pet project mutate, is what attracts me to this inventive project! I find it totally endearing. O.K., so he’s naïve, but he is NOT stupid. OF COURSE he wants us to bring our friends…ESPECIALLY our rejects! Someone, who is not my cup of tea, may be someone else’s! I have several wonderful men friends, but two come to mind immediately, one 59 and one 68, who are my good friends and great guys. They, too, are “looking”, and would be great “catches” for some of you! When I told them of this project initially, they were hesitant to get involved, but now that I have described the feeding frenzy that will occur on September 1 and 2, they agree with me that they need to help ‘ole Richard out a bit! And Richard has no concern about “loosing” any of his admirers…he has Oprah, fame, glory, and tickets to fabulous trips in HIS back pocket. And, sadly to say, if left to a “feeding frenzy” there are those among us who will purport “romantic feelings” for Richard in order to have a chance at a trip! And that would only defeat Richard’s previously stated original goal. Look, he has also said, repeatedly, that his goal (2nd only to finding “the one”) is to promote romance and adventure for all "ages" (but especially over 40). Let’s help him do it! Those of you in SoCal…bring your male friends, ex’s…anyone who is also looking for romance and adventure. Shoot, I said “So Cal”, but some of you might have a guy-friend who would even pay for both of you to get to SoCal for this great adventure/opportunity---HEY, there is no harm in asking!
Now, I selfishly must say (this is only “coach” talking): please make sure they are over 40. I have dated my share of younger is a lot of fun, but I know going-in that it will not be long-lasting. In order to facilitate the search for a long-lasting relationship, I look for the men who have already been “trained” by learning from past mistakes. I am not looking for more travel…I am looking for a soul mate, who just happens to like traveling. Let’s help each other find Mr. Right (NOT "Mr. Always Right"—sorry, couldn’t resist the old joke here!) I am looking forward to introducing you to my handsome hunks, and I am looking forward to meeting yours…after I check out Mr. Roe, of course! Regards, Coach
P.S. to Richard…O.K.…I will “stand corrected” if I’ve interpolated your intent! I await your decree!

Sunday, August 14, 2005 9:10:46 AM  
itchyfeet35 said...

To COACH....Nice to have a new take on the subject. What an experience for the people who have the the guts to go for it...I'll be the little mouse in the corner....

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:03:10 AM  
Anonymous said...


Re your comment, " Somewhere way back in the BLOG, he said the party was open to “ALL (sic) genders and ages”. RR also made it perfectly clear that contestants were to be "Fit, Female, Fun, and over Forty".

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:10:10 AM  
Anonymous said...

As a history teacher, I say sounds like some history rewriting to me.


Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:11:24 AM  
Anonymous said...

Right on target coach.

Let's have a little fun:


The Hormone Hostage knows that there are days in the month when all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his life in his own hands! This is a handy guide that should be as common as a driver's license in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other!

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?
ULTRASAFE: Have some chocolate

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?
SAFER: Wow, you look good in brown.
SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!
ULTRASAFE: Have some chocolate

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: Could we be overreacting?
SAFEST: Here's my paycheck.
ULTRASAFE: Have some chocolate

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
ULTRASAFE: Have some chocolate

DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn't over-do it today.
SAFEST: I've always loved you in that robe!
ULTRASAFE: Have some more chocolate.

13 Things PMS Stands For

1. Pass My Shotgun
2. Psychotic Mood Shift
3. Perpetual Munching Spree
4. Puffy Mid-Section
5. People Make me Sick
6. Provide Me with Sweets
7. Pardon My Sobbing
8. Pimples May Surface
9. Pass My Sweatpants
10. Pissy Mood Syndrome
11. Plainly; Men Suck
12. Pack My Stuff

And my favorite one...
13. Potential Murder Suspect

Pass this on to all of your hormonal friends, those who might need a good Laugh, or men who need a warning.

And remember: Money talks.... But Chocolate sings.

Have a great Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:27:25 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day Coach,
Great to hear from you.......words of wisdom spoken very eloquently!
ps.....I'll be first to say ( the other ladies are very witty and ever so fast....but not as fast as me!! No grass under my feet!) Your 2 men, can check out my Blog anytime just never knows!! Que sera, sera! Never leave a stone unturned "they" say!
PMS also stands for

P ermanent
M ale
S yndrome!!! WE do NOT have exclusivity girls!
Wishing you a wonderful day in the neighbourhood!
La Belle xox

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:35:48 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Very interesting Posts of late and 'food for thought' For sure there is a degree of 'fear' as we ALL have submerged ourselves into
'unchartered waters' (the cruise will cure that feeling ;) it is the element of the unknown at play here especially with a Mission as serious and important as finding one's Soulmate. Let us not forget what Richard said much earlier on in one of his Posts " This is all about having FUN" and yes the 'feeding frenzy' syndrome is certainly a reality considering the amazing 'package' here! I trust that Richard being a man of the world having experienced the 'school of hard knocks' as most of us 50+ have, he is firmly rooted at the helm!
A reminder this is a new experience for me too and as the saying goes 'don't push the river'
when it comes to being vulnerable and open in wanting to meet that special someone! I think it is INCREDIBLE what YOU Richard are doing in bringing people together, not only thinking of yourself but sharing with the world, that is admirable!
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. I know the smell and taste of money...been there...done LOVE RULES, everything else is a bonus! Soulmates have ALWAYS been together in Spirit ;)

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:38:14 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To "Dreamweaver," Thanks for the nice comments on the blog. Richard Roe

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:54:39 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Myriam Very funny. I was cracking up.

VJ Out of Africa I ditto your thoughts on all us feeling a little uneasy with this. That's why we're going in groups. LOL We are going to call ourselves NannyNannyBooBoo Sisterhood Canadian Bloggette came up with that name and I think it's a great one.

Right now we are getting a group of ladies together with encourage so we can be brave enough to go meet our little Peacock!. We're just hoping we don't have to contend with hot babes in their 20's wearing bikini bathing suits at the BBQ. LOL

Really we're having fun. Where the heck did I put my Xanax?

Hugs Suzanne

Sunday, August 14, 2005 11:04:42 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Food for thought..........

"One can not step into the same river twice" Anon

Sunday, August 14, 2005 11:19:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

To "Coach," I have known Richard since High School (Long Island) and he is the most "un-naive" person I have ever met. If you spend 5 minutes with him you'll know what I mean.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 11:29:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,

Can we bring our videos amd bios to the meetings should we decide to enter.


Sunday, August 14, 2005 12:38:08 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Yes, you can bring videotapes and biographies to the meeting. Also, VERY IMPORTANT, bring a copy of the biography you sent to me with you, or a new one if you don't have a copy. Richard Roe

Sunday, August 14, 2005 1:53:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

Canadian Blogette
Your jewelery is very beautiful!! I really enjoyed the photos in Chaing Mai. You have a nice photographic eye. I also enjoy your posts.

Myriam in VA
You have me ROTFL with the hormone safety warning and PMS dictionary! TOO FUNNY!

It's nice to hear that SoCal is informal. I plan on moving to Carlsbad in the future to be closer to my west coast sibs. I like the idea of shorts and sandals all year round. :-)

I'm trying to get a last minute deal on a cruise of the Mediterannean, but will be sending everyone some happy positive thoughts during the big meeting.
Gosh, I hope there's no feeding frenzy...that was some picture that coach painted, with Richard as the bait. The sharks are circling...OH MYYYY You ladies behave yourselves now!

Sunday, August 14, 2005 2:39:10 PM  
gold&spice said...

Richard is a strong and inwardly powerful man. I never thought he was naive. He is just very conscious of life and of the sensual feelings that should exist between a man and his woman. Richard realizes it is the uncommon that holds the intensity,charm and mystery that intrigues us and keeps hope eternal. He is not willing to settle. BRAVO!!! Keep the hearth warm and the champagne cold, you will soon have company(listentoyourfavoritemusicrightnow)
Gold&Spice signingoff.

Sunday, August 14, 2005 3:01:02 PM  
gold&spice said...

....LADIES, your blogs are great. God making woman,very nice. Cocktails? Excellent idea, classy, sophisticated. Ladies dress to appeal,NO tee shirts or jeans, PLEASE!!!!Cruise....c'est magnifque!!!NO THONGSABOARDSHIP, Tacky. Richard....roooaaarrRRR!You are the cats "MEOW".

Sunday, August 14, 2005 3:07:47 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Anonymous....I wish I knew which "Anon" you were so I could thank you properly......aneeway


Y'all have made this Canajun feel so so very good!! Believe it or not I have not shared my photos of my "odyssey" (until this Blog) with other than family as it was a very private life journey for me. A majority of these wonderful women that I have the priviledge to meet on RR"s Blog seem to have had "private journies" of their own and subsequently just simply "get it" .... alot of us have walked in the others shoes.
So........I am thrilled and honoured to be given this wonderful opportunity to share all with you, my Blog Sisters !!

I owe huge thanks to Richard for making this all possible....Dream Big!!...
Anyone going to California in September willing to give Richard a big huge hug and then plant one huge kiss on each cheek for me......EH?? (That is how we do it in Quebec!!) Would dearly love to join you there!! Never fear I WILL be thinking of y'all and will be there in spirit!!

Richard..if you get a million hugs and a kiss on the each cheek....they are from me via my Blog sisters!! Could be worse!! I imagine you'll suffer through!
La Belle xox

Sunday, August 14, 2005 3:18:26 PM  
leslie said...

Richard I am very excited about having a chance to meet you if I can get away. I would be very happy to give you a hug and a French Canadian kiss from not only CB, but also from me. Je parle le francais, aussi.

Une question s'il te plait: Will your "panel" be in attendance at the cocktail party/bbq in either an official or unofficial capacity? Just my curiosity, that's all.

Uh oh, I also meant to ask if "good" jeans (i.e. designer) would be acceptable to wear? (I do look good in them. ;)

Thanks for your patience with me and all the rest of us bloggettes).

{{unofficial hugs}}
Leslie in VanCan

Sunday, August 14, 2005 9:02:15 PM  
sunni said...

Newbie here!! Just jumping in to the mix!!

RR: I don't know where you get the stamina
for this process...but it's certainly good insight
into your very sincere and ernest nature!!

I'm tempted to go to MB just to meet some of you
interesting women!! And of course you, RR, too!!

I've been reading all your posts and have gleaned
some great poetry, music, skin care products,
and lots of belly laughs. Also love your blogs!!
and travel photos!!!

From the sidelines,
(I'm still in parenting mode)
but wishing you all luck in your search!!!
for love, romance and loads of fun!!

Sunday, August 14, 2005 9:49:50 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Welcome to the fray
Sunni aka Newbie,
Believe me it takes a while to get a handle on all this but once you get acquainted with all it becomes highly addictive and so much fun! And that is what it is all about!!
BTW..Are those photos in yr blog of your paintings?? Whether they be photos of vistas or photos of paintings I am very impressed!
Again .......welcome!
La Belle xox

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:02:35 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day ceesoo,
I sent you a reply on my blog......thank you !!
La Belle xox

Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:46:13 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

I am wondering out loud if I am the only committed applicant who has had her completed file in, followed all the rules and is now questioning what chances do we have if we can't join the last minute flock at this California Open party or even Chicago, to add our 2nd Bio's to the growing stack.

Humm--Am I the only one with this gut feeling about an impulsive decision?

Richard, remembering how this all started,with our romantic relationship goals and dreams, and actions, will you address this concern, please?

Mary Rose

Monday, August 15, 2005 3:33:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

Mary Rose,
You are certainly not alone in these thoughts. I am one of those committed applicants.
I am sure there are many many more of us who are thinking the same thing.
It was very courageous of you to say this.

Monday, August 15, 2005 5:23:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

A Nonny Mous
Hi Cheryl,
It was me. I really have enjoyed your travel photos. They seem so well framed and thought out. I would also like to travel to that area. It looks so foriegn and beautiful!
I always take alot of photos on my's a way to bring you back to the moment...feel the breezes, hear the noises.

Monday, August 15, 2005 6:30:31 AM  

Linda in Tucson....Sorry everyone to be using this sight but need to communicate. Linda, I can't seem to get into your blog. I get the first page but when I hit to leave a comment the page comes up white. Anybody able to help ????

Monday, August 15, 2005 6:32:08 AM  
HeiressChild said...

good morning, can anyone give me some help please? i'm trying to set up my blog website (i believe that's what it's called)and i'm having a problem with step 2. i've done step 1, some of my profile page (taking my time working on that), but i want to go to the next step. where is the settings/format button? i'm trying to do the url address.

i'm new to the blog, and am still feeling my way around. i've visited other sites to get to know others through their profiles and comments (really good and very interesting sites), and even to help me understand how to set up. but i still need a little help.

i would appreciate any help. thanx.

Monday, August 15, 2005 6:52:44 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day La Dolce Vida,
Linda's blog is also white from where I sit.......perhaps she is working on it or she accidently erased it.
Heiresschild.....this blog thing is not easy for us illiterate techies so no worries, you are so not alone! I could not get the URL thing to save my life! I got a ton of help from BDNC....she will probably kill me for mentioning her name as I have driven her crazy asking for help but I could not have done it without her!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 15, 2005 7:06:00 AM  


Monday, August 15, 2005 7:16:06 AM  
HeiressChild said...

canadian bloggette & la dolce vida,

thanx. now i don't feel so bad about not knowing what to do. i was feeling like i'm the only one who doesn't know. i've communicated with bdnc before, so i'll email her later on for some help. appreciate your replying to me so quickly.

Monday, August 15, 2005 7:20:34 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

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Monday, August 15, 2005 7:26:05 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hi girls, I didn't set up a blog...only did enough to be able to post a picture here. If you want to communicate w/me, go ahead and do it thru desertflowers blog (i'm sure she won't mind) If it's something too personal, I'll give you my e-mail address thru there.

Monday, August 15, 2005 7:26:11 AM  

I would like to put out a hugs and support message.
The Oprah show is airing the follow-up show they did on CJSOCAL Tuesday morning. The promo's are not nice and I for one from the first time did not like the way the show handled everything and especially how CJ was treated.
I think we should give her the support she needs , this will probably bring attention on her again, the kind she doesn't want. Let's be there for her.

Monday, August 15, 2005 7:51:58 AM  
bdnc said...

GOOD MORNING LADIES AND GENTS!!!! I've been up since 5 am and i good and ready to go.
I'd like say GREETINGS my friends! before i go on with my packing :-)And it's alway great to start the day with a smile.

I don't kill or even close to driving me crazy..... CB *lol* I don't even like to kill a spider. My ex? maybe :-) but not! not in my blood but thanks to you and LaDolceVidafor a good recommendation. .... so far from being a genius *making me blush*

Anytime is a good promises but i will try to help if i can. send me an email k?

You have my support.. email me if you want to k?

And you ALL have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:15:01 AM  
bdnc said...

CB I meant YOU are not even close to driving me crazy.

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:17:15 AM  
CC said...

RR-- I think what we ladies imagined when you stated you would be going to cities to meet us was a face-to-face meeting with you and the panel to gather more information about our interest in each other. I don't think we expected this general meet'n'greet event, so this is why you might be getting this reaction.

I guess we figured the "promoting of adventure and romance" would come more AFTER you had taken care of the "One Man's Search" part of the SB venture.

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:22:19 AM  
Anonymous said...

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:34:45 AM  
Anonymous said...

CJSoCal is on Oprah Wed. in my part of the country.

To anonymous -- that article link has been around this blog twice already -- guess its good for newbies

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:41:30 AM  
peachie said...

Will the MB and CHicago events be filmed, Richard???

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:43:08 AM  
tangolady said...

Changing the subject back to travel stories, I can’t resist sharing two of my favorite TTT’s (Travel Toilet Tales) …
Early one beautiful morning on a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, I settled down on “the throne” which consisted of a wooden plank with a hole in it, straddling a large metal bucket lined with black plastic garbage bags. The whole thing was enclosed in a canvas 3-sided teepee with the open side facing the river. As I took my time, enjoying the trill of a canyon wren and the view of the mighty Colorado with a 1000 ft. canyon wall across from me, suddenly three rafts filled with people floated by. What could I do but pretend to be nonchalant as I returned their waves! Somewhere there’s probably a zoom lens photo of me enjoying one of the best bathroom views in the world!

A friend and I were hiking on a 'Wanderweg' between mountain villages in Switzerland when suddenly nature called. I scrambled up the hillside by the trail, but unfortunately the trees all had tall, slender trunks … much more slender than my body … with no shrubs or any kind of undergrowth. But I couldn't wait, so dropped my hiking pants and squatted, knowing that anyone coming up or down the trail would get a great view of my bare behind and what I was doing. Sure enough, suddenly a group of five enthusiastic, sturdy Germanic- speaking hikers appeared. They stopped to chat with my waiting friend as I scrambled to zip up my pants and get back down onto the trail where they all met me with big grins. And then one of the men whipped out a flask and a handful of shot glasses, and poured a round of schnapps for all of us. If I hadn’t had to “go”, they probably would have said Guten Tag, passed us and been on their way, and we would have missed out on that free drink!

Happy travels to all ….

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:43:39 AM  
sunni said...

Thanks for the welcome...especially to comments
on my blog...also tech challenged... I'm in
shock that I managed to get the thing up
and running!!!

Those photos were of an amazing sunset here in
rainy Oregon. I'll try to put up a photo of "moi'
and of my art soon.

CB...your necklaces are fantastic!!! I was so
impressed, and being a fellow 'arteesst' wish
you lots of luck in your marketing. It's fun to
be creative but the business end s...s!!!

Wish I could join you in the whole 9 yards!!!
but a spoiled teen keeps me grounded these
days. I'm watching over you all and sending
LOL to those who sent in their videos!!!

Sunni in Oregon

Monday, August 15, 2005 8:46:59 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Sunni,
You are so bang on! I have been in sales and marketing for most of my life, owned my own business and could sell and market anything and everything .........except myself!
I find the "marketing" and "selling" aspect so very challenging as each piece of jewelry I create is so personal and has a little piece of "me" in each one.......just as your paintngs I am sure..not easy!
Cheers and welcome again
La Belle xox

Monday, August 15, 2005 9:26:56 AM  
Forest Hills said...

TANGOLADY - Those were two funny 'tales' (pardon the pun!) Not the best way to garner a free schnapps, but it could have been worse! At least you had a friend to run interference! (I've also learned from childhood, before the individual Handi-Wipes, and other packets, to keep an almost finished roll of toilet paper either in the car or pack. Sometimes depending on the country and food, a little moist towelette just isn't enough!!)

sunni - Welcome and nice photos of Portland. Drove through there a while back. Love that part of the country! I saw it snow on Crater Lake in mid-July! That was a treat for some of my visiting family from Brazil that had never seen snow before!

I agree with RR about answers to questions most of us already know. Maybe we can help him out, and either answer them, nicely, ourselves or point them in the right direction. (I'd rather RR be going through all those tapes and bios he has to go through than reading our blogs and stopping to chastise).

Have a great day all! Take care!


Monday, August 15, 2005 9:35:40 AM  
itchyfeet35 said...

A roll of toleit paper story: On a trip to Machupicchu to observe the summer solice in the city of Cusco, June 1995. We were watching a very crowded parade when my friend said that his camera had been stolen and at the same moment I noticed that my backpack had been sliced open. I was sick but after checking the contents should see that only a broken pair of sunglasses and a roll of toilet paper were missing. Ever since that incident, I have very large safety pins inside my back-pack so it can't be slit. I had more toliet paper in my suitcase..I never travel without several rolls.

Monday, August 15, 2005 10:01:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Ohrynurse,
I'm from Sioux City and was also thinking about Chicago-
Did you send in a video and Bio?

Monday, August 15, 2005 10:06:35 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,

Thank you for addressing my/our concerns.

I do read everything available through your Senior Bachelor sight.

I asked for an up date because resolutions are usually stronger at their birth than at any subsequent period.

Good Luck with your current Pop & Me activities. I have showed your documentary twice at work now. The group discussions that followed were awesome. Comments continued long afterwards.
Thanks for helping many people you will probably never meet.
Happy Trails
Mary Rose

Monday, August 15, 2005 10:35:47 AM  
Forest Hills said...

To itchyfeet35:
I was in Cuzco and Machu Picchu in 1998 (Christmas time), and that was exactly where I had in my memory the need for extra toilet paper! I was with 2 other girlfriends and we traipsed all around that area. Did some white- (brown-) water rafting down the Urubamba. From swallowing that water, or was it the food?, it was patently clear I was right in having brought toilet paper! Between the three of us, later in a bus with no "facilities", nor t-paper in many of the public facilities, my friends were very glad I brought some along! Didn't you just love their special, huge, white corn with farmer's cheese?! Not the most sanitary way of eating, but that's what Immodium is for!! Let's you enjoy trying the local foods!

Tell more travel stories! You, too, Tangolady!!


Monday, August 15, 2005 10:41:19 AM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Forest Hills: Don't you just love travel stories? I lived in Europe in the early '60s. I still have letters I wrote to my parents on(toliet paper)particulary France, that we called waxed paper or writing tissue. My parents used to send me SOS packages with real American soft toliet paper. The best present I ever got. I'm easy to please. Funny, but I thought you might be thinking of Peru...guess great minds think the same.

Monday, August 15, 2005 10:57:34 AM  
Nancy Spencer said...

THIS WILL BE SO MUCH FUN!!!Hope to see you all in LA.

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:39:28 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Mary R I think that is so cool that you showed RR's film of Pop and Me at work. Was it for the patients or the staff? Because I think it certainly would have some healing properties connected to the farther and son influence on every son out there.

Richard Hun, you know I'm the impatient please don't get uptight, upset,, but I'm just about ready to have a corinary waiting for that new Newsletter.

Just read the second part of your story from Easy Reader and in my opinion you seem like you might be a pretty nice guy, but I would be concerned about your concern for your other half. i.e. was reading about how Chris got sick and he felt like you wanted to press on with the Pop&Me Film...please don't take this as negative either...but it does raise the ole eyebrow. You also make it pretty clear what you're looking for, non-pretentious, casual, athletic, tom-boyish kind of woman. I'm all those things with the exception of tom-boy oh and I would like to be athletic to a point. I do have some fear of heights so the bungie jumping is a definite no go. LOL

Richard as we get older it would be nice that we both could depend on each other and have some common interests, like traveling.

I don't care about what you drive, how much money you have or really what you look like as long as you are basically nice to all people, clean-cut, and love and respect the other half of you.

I'm trying to get at least 7 women from all over to come with me to check you out. LOL But we need to have the Newsletter info so we can make our plans.

I already told you I'd be happy to come to California to meet you to see if there is any interest from either side so here's my chance. You didn't respond to that message, so I took it as you're not interest. Anyway, I think there will be more opportunities for me if I keep going. I shant give up until I find the right one.

Hugs Suzanne

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:52:59 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Friends,
Time for one more short visit here.

Desertflower, The first time I showed the film was mostly for patients. The talk afterwards included some administration wanting to schedule a second showing when more staff could attend. It was again very well received. Who knows what is next?

Briefly: I remember making an "Impulsive decision" after parking my car on a side street on Okinawa. I quickly stepped out the passenger door right into the unnoticed open, full flowing Bingo ditch. Instantly my butt, legs and one hand were submerged in 2+ inches of raw sewage. As I sat a brief moment, (Without toilet paper) the little children started to appear in a line. I looked up and saw sandaled feet, various sizes of black kimonoes, hands over everyone's mouths and the whites of multipal pairs of apprehensive eyes peaking from under the black hair, expressing "What is that dumb American going to do now?" That same quiet stare struck me from so many different heights that I started to smile. That smile was all they needed to rush in, help me up and out of the shit. Then they almost collectively drug me to the back of their hut where they magicially produced and offered me an even larger kimino as a change of clothes so they could wash me and my shorts while offering me tea. I spent a wonderful 2 hours there as the school children practiced their English.It was unexpected and wonderful. I revisited their family as a friend many more times. I have never open a car door without looking since.
Glad to say--no pictures!

When in a mess, smile.
And have fun!
Mary Rose

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:24:56 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Mary R...Now that's a travel story! I guess you have an imprint of the smells, excitement and glory of that special moment, forever. You made the most of a bad situation...the kind of friend everyone should have with them on a trip. I'll remember to look when I get out of the car from now on too. I remember my(ex) husband decided he wanted to leave a hotel in a hurry and walked right out into a duck pond. He was not as gracious as you, Mary. He made a big scene in front of his colleagues. We all laughed at him though.

Monday, August 15, 2005 3:19:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey 'Coach'

Read your posting. Just a little thought. You mention wanting someone 'trained' .. maybe you should be looking for a dog!!!! ;)

Just kidding to wind things down.

Monday, August 15, 2005 3:20:28 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

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Monday, August 15, 2005 3:25:45 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Mary R Great story, is it not amazing how those with so little can give so much.

Monday, August 15, 2005 3:26:07 PM  
Anonymous said...

To the person who has known RR since high school.

I would agree with you totally even though I don't know him at all. Naive would not be a word I would apply to him :).

Monday, August 15, 2005 4:41:55 PM  

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