Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Meet the Senior Bachelor" Daily Blog- Wednesday, August 31 -Photos Part I

Hello Ladies,

Check out the first photos below! The Senior Bachelor and the "Early Birds"!

Joe taking over again. Even though the official Event doesn't start until tomorrow, many Ladies are on their way to Manhattan Beach by air and car and the excitement is building! Safe travels to all!

Well, the Senior Bachelor is all spiffed up with new clothes, fresh hair cut and .... well, read my comments in the previous blog. You did it-- you sold out the hotel! And the best part is I think most everyone who is at the hotel already knows each other through the blog. We never would have imagined that! And to think most of you never blogged before meeting up with the Senior Bachelor (including me... and Richard.) And I'm sure that those of you who do not know each other yet will make fast and lasting friends during the Event.

I'm going to make every effort to keep the Senior Bachelor Blog as up-to-the minute as possible during the event with photos and commentary-- Umberto, "aiutami" (help me!). I will also create a new blog every day to prevent "scolli-itis". Ladies of the Blog, I know you have your own blogs to manage but could I ask a favor and request you add your comments on the Senior Bachelor as well so everyone can read what you have to say. Thanks!

Stay closely tuned-- you are all going to make this a fantastic Event!


11:00AM PST- Ladies, I just heard from the hotel that due to Katrina related weather, there have been three cancellations for Thursday night. Please give them a call if you would like to reserve a room! 800-675-3550.

7:00PM PST: A surprise visit with the "Senior Bachelor"!!

7:30PM PST: Sunset on the Pier- Pictures with each of the Ladies

8:00PM PST: Dinner...

9:30PM PST: The Senior Bachelor "rides" into the sunset... on a girl's bike?!

Umberto arrives in the nick of time-- all the way from Milan! Greeted by Desertflowers, Leslie and Barbara.

Good night-- what surprises are in store for tomorrow?



gold&spice said...

How wonderful. Richard will look Handsome. Great day to all, I am first on the blog yipppeee!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:20:33 AM  
mod317 said...

Getting ready to start getting ready to come! Looking forward to it.

La Dolce Vida: I have been watching the TV to catch up on the storm damage. has a message board "Hurricane Katrina" for people to post if they are looking for family and/or friends who they have not heard from since the storm went through. You might try leaving a message there, if you have not heard from your Father yet. I hope this will help you.

[BTW -- it has been announced that Houston schools are open to any and all students who are staying here from Louisiana. It is estimated that it will take at least 2 months to reopen schools there.]

Mary Olive in Houston

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:34:35 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

We're on the road! I just hooked up w/Suzanne...what a cutie! We're loading the car (and I thought I was high maintenance, ha) See you soon!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:34:43 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Ya'll had better watch out! Linda is a real hottie......with a diamond in her belly button.

Hugs Suzanne

HERE WE COME!!! Check the

for the pictures.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:40:06 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning To All!!
Yes Believe It or Not it is I Wanda Whitworth at last....
Oh how I wish I were on my way to the beach with you!!!!!!

so i have not had any time at all to get caught up to speed here, i am in hopes to be able to sit down and read some, but the excitement in the voices of my good FRIENDS~ SUZANNE & CATHY have me flipping and my heart just pounding over all that has been going on here on the blog... and i have been missing it.. well honey i am home!!

Richard, you sound so busy! did you get my e-mail address?
oh how I would have liked to have met you in person, but you have so many surrounding you now, that this
short gal wouldn't stand (get it)? a chance at getting close enough to you... lol..





Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:46:54 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day to all Bloggette Buddies who are NOT in MB!!
Well....just would like to say that I have decided definitively that I have serious ABANDONMENT ISSUES!!!!
It's ok....
I mean really.....
who wants to be in California, staying at a luxurious resort, wining and dining with great friends, PJ parties, meeting the "big guy" and Joe and his lovely wife, swimming in the ocean, frolicking about in the sun,relaxing and being pampered at a spa.I mean REALLY, TRULY who on earth would want to be there???
ME!!!!!!!!, that's who!!
So maybe, just maybe if we collectivley whine LOUDLY here and on Clickgirls site we will feel much better...ya think?? Worth a shot!
Back to work...have a great day...
well at least TRY and have a great day!! You are not alone! are you making out in the aftermath?? We are under heavy rain and wind, nothing like our neighbours to the south.

La Dolce Vida.....You OK?? Any news from your Dad?? Thinking of you with every drop of rain and every gust of wind!! Please give us news.

Wishing you.... all and more in health, life and love
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:54:31 AM  
peachie said...

LaBelle Canadian Blogette--
NannyNanny BOO HOO :( to you......

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:03:51 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Dear Old Dog,
One's heart and soul has no price tag attached...they can not be bought.........only won!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:07:56 AM  
Merrymary said...

I am so jealous I didn't get on this earlier but I am packing to go to my sister's lake home for the week end. My grandson is coming to do my vcr so I can send that in soon. I hope you all have an incrdible time and I'm short too so I hope the short ones stand a chance to meet him. I turned the tv off so I could try to remember the great fun times in New Orleans and Biloxi and they are in my prayers. Ya'll have fun . Ya hear???? Okie from Tulsa

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:09:34 AM  
Anonymous said...

OLD DOG-- what we got going on here can't be bought. If you hang around ladies with a price that's you're doing....and you wouldn't be hanging around here if you didn't see something intriguing going on....stay tuned, grashopper....

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:11:30 AM  

Good morning to all............

Lady Camp.........Could not get any info from FEMA. Their ph.# doesn't direct me anywhere. It seems it is set up more for victims of immediate need or if they have applied for assitance. Any other suggestions? You sound so knowledgeable and capable.
Hope you make it to CHICAGO.

MOD317............I will try your info next and let you know what happens.

Ceila..........My deepest, deepest sympathy for your loss.I too have a mother that is ill and each day is a gift. I hope your mother's passing was peaceful.

I plan to blog along with everyone else on clickgirls site and also here as ...joe... has requested.

I don't want to bog people down with my issue right now with all the wonderful goings on in MB, so I am going to post a copy of a response I sent to ...Babette... in an e-mail this morning. Individually each may choose how they would like to correspond with me. I will also post it on "clicks" web site.



Well I'll say toodles for now, keep in mind my e-mail to Babette was early in the AM after 2 hours of sleep.


Thank you so very much for your concern, it's amazing how our priorities can change in a blink of an eye.
I just woke up from falling asleep on my couch just glued to the TV.
The biggest frustration in all of this is not knowing. We have become a global community in the sense of our forms of communication. My computer has become my escape and allows me a way to get my mind off what's happening. I don't want to leave the house in case I might hear something and when I sit here, it is impossible not to sit glued to the TV.
Watching it all just brings it all home how fragile everything we take for granted really is and how we sometimes can get our priorities mixed.
I don't want to post much of this on the "RR" blog, somehow it doesn't feel right. It is so far removed from their event right now I don't want to invade it.
I'm going to put out another post letting people know they can comment on my blog site regarding this issue. I know all have sent prayers for what is happening, but when it is as close as it is for me it takes on a whole different dynamics.
For anyone who has ever been there (New Orleans) the realization of what has been destroyed is beyond comprehension. Yes they will re-build, but it will never be what it was.
I must vent here, I don't understand "what the *!%#@&*!@# our "PRESIDENT" is sitting on his a.. for" Of all the country's that have what it takes to handle something like this we are it. What is he dragging his ass about!!! Whew ! WOW , I needed that !
Lord, then the news is telling me right now 600 people have just dyed in Baghdad stampeding a bridge.
ARE WE PAYING ATTENTION HERE PEOPLE, "someones" talking to us, are we listening ?
Well I guess I should stop dumping on you right now, but admittedly it felt good and for this I both apologize and thank you.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:14:20 AM  
bdnc said...

You are quick my friend CB to respond to the new dog 'WOOOF', because i can't be @ the MB event, i am treating myself for a day spa today. I can't let the NNBBSisters get ahead of me... oh no no no no... *lol*
of course i am kidding...i am cheering for them as i whine here with you.... you are not alone!!!!!
if the sisters can only use a video cam and use Skype...we can see them live!!!! yes ! live!!! why didn't i think of that before???? my mind is also packed with my other you know....

To those affected by Katrina
You and your family are in my prayers ... HE has a better plan for you so please don't give up hope. Peace!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:16:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

I'm sorry tooo hear about your loss** I wish I could send you a Hug. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Iowa Gal

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:18:46 AM  
Babette said...

I too am sorry for your loss. i am sending hugs to you and your family.

Phyl I hope you're feeling better... lotsa h2o .... and also try...boiling water and fresh ginger to desired consistency... add honey....and drink it can add rhum or gin if you want *lol*
it is the real Ginger Tea and it is an antibiotic... works 99%

i hafta go and whine some more and get ready for the spa.... i am really treating myself today... and having pizza tonight... rather have that than be @ the MB "HMP!" ngek!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:28:08 AM  
Jacqueline from Illinois said...

The tragedy of Katrina touches each of our lives. This truly special gathering in Manhattan Beach with Richard and all of you attending and following via the blog can serve as a reminder for all to remember how precious each individual life is and how much each and everyone of us needs to reach out and touch every life we come into contact with a smile and loving heart. This a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for so many lives to join together in friendship and TRULY embrace one another in celebration of the human spirit. Take this unique opportunity to truly make a positive difference in each life that you touch and share your happiness with all.

My daughter's father is one of the millions of people whose lives are directly affected by Katrina. He lived on the beach in Pass Christian, Mississippi, and it is clear from news reports that he no longer has his material belongings but her last contact on Sunday night was that he was moving to safer grounds. We wish him and every other life directly and indirectly affected by Katrina all the love and support that we can give.

We can all make a difference by doing our individual part to show kindness, compassion and understanding to everyone we meet. Have a wonderful and enriching time in Manhattan Beach -it truly is a celebration of all the best that life has to give!!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:30:05 AM  

Jacqueline....How prolific you write. Thank you for putting into words how I am sure we all feel.I am glad to here your daughter's father was able to get out in time.
SOOOOOOOOOO if your here in Ill. where.Are you coming to Chicago for the "event" ?
Go to my blog site and hit my e-mail. Would like to chat with a fellow "Linconion"


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:53:45 AM  
Phyl said...

Hi everyone

Celia: please accept my condolences on the death of your mother.

Wanda: Great to see you back girl. Didn't forget you but you probably know that. So you finally decided to send in that video *LOL*.

CB: yeah ..... like who would want all that party stuff ... really ...

Babette: Great to hear from from you. Honestly, my head is definitely DF. I don't drink tea or coffee cause I don't like them but I drink lots of water and regularly have sliced ginger in hot water and what have I not got in the place since I got sick .... yep ..... NO GINGER .... DOH! Thanks for the reminder. Hope you're doing ok :).

Suzanne & Linda: Ok I've decided that for this trip you guys are Thelma and Louise. You can decide which is which .... fight it out between you and hey, keep the gun outta sight ;).

Dolce Vida: thoughts are still with you.... waiting must be unbearable.

Between natural disasters and man-inflicted disasters 2005 has been pretty hard to beat.

Can't wait to see some photos making their way back soon ;)
Joe: are you only going to post official ones or .........?? ;)

BTW who are you guys responding to ie. Old Dog. I must have missed that posting somewhere.

To the person who is going to Burning Man in Nevada ... enjoy ... friends of mine have been and were planning to go again this year but one of them had to have an op. They love it! They had the guy who organises it stay with them when he was in Ireland.

Oh ... and a special Hi to Dale :).

Later ....... ciao ... Phyl

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:04:59 AM  
metalxmonkey (leslie's daughter #2) said...

My mom's on a plane right now, headed down for a few days of fun and sun! Dropped her off in the wee hours of the morning (there's a five AM now?? When did THAT happen!?) looking purdy as ever. I know she's really looking forward to meeting everyone (RR included!)

Just don't let her call home...I'm having parties >:) hehe - just kidding.

Have a great time, ladies, and don't all swarm the man at once!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:10:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hey ladies on the SB blog
Have fun in CA and do me a favor -Make sure you get a picture of the Italian hottie Umberto...he will be behind the lense mostly - so please get a picture of him in the newsletter for us younger ladies!! : ) He sounds fabulous! slurp!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:14:44 AM  
Phyl said...

Hi Metalxmonkey aka Leslie's daughter:

Good on ya for getting her on the plane. Party on girl ....... we all know when the cat's away etc etc ...... ;)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:30:08 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Thanks so much for the donation of the necklace. I use to be the chairman of Americans in Toulouse and we made an American quilt to raise money for battered women and children every year. The first year we auctioned it off and the second year we sold raffle tickets. The lesson learned was that we raised a lot more money on the raffle - everyone seemed to be willing to spend 10 francs or more. So if you can get some raffle tickets to go with the necklace and sell them at the bracelet table. I think the American Heart Association will be quite pleased with the response. Only an idea and I'm not sure if there is time! Make it a great day ladies....and girls just want to have fun!!!! Michelle

Hey Joe!
You seem like quite the trooper and we all appreciate the minute by minute updates. I'll be there around noonish on Friday (because I work Thursday night.) It will be a pure pleasure to meet everyone and I mean everyone. Michelle

La Dolde Vida!
You have been in my prayers for the past days, we all are looking forward to the news of your father. Keep thinking positive thoughts and may all our prayers be answered quickly!! Michelle

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:55:35 AM  
droma said...

Hi ladies,
Why don't we replace whine with WINE! And phyl, have a hot toddy to drown the virus for good.

La dolce vida, we all keep up with the news; with all what we think we know, Nature brings us back to reality quickly.

dolce vida?? si,si!!!

God Bless,

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:58:50 AM  
sunni said...

La Dolce Vida I hope
you hear from your father soon
...the torture is in the not
knowing!!! Mother Nature has
once again humbled us with her
Powers!! My thoughts are with you...

Celia My deepest symapthy
for the loss of your mother...I lost mine
a year ago...I hope your Mom went as peace-
fully as mine...their hearts full of love from
family and friends!!!

CB You are amazing...
your donation shows how hugely generous
your soul is. All the creative ideas
that were yours that have propelled this
blog into the dynamic entity it 's become...
YOU and Suzanne, Linda and Brenda,
should be on Oprah, as how empowering
women can be!!!! Incroiable....

Ladies....have a blast and give ol' RR a smack
on the lips for the rest of us stay at homes!!!

Sunni in Oregon

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 11:44:59 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Fellow Blogger's who will be attending the festivities here at the Ayer's........GET HERE QUICK. It is absolutely lovely.

I'm headed to the beach, see ya!

Deb Eddy

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 12:29:06 PM  
JoeInMB said...


All I can say is, stay close to the Blog the next few days!! It is going to be a wild ride...

Phyl- Trust me, no "posing" photos of Richard. You'll see it all!

Metalxmonkey- Don't worry- your Mom is in good hands. (Or are you saying we have to worry about her!)

By agreement with the Italian Consulate we are absolutely forbidden from taking pictures of Umberto.....NOT. We just have to wait for him to arrive first- he is due in at LAX sometime around 6PM this evening. I'll probably get something up on the blog later this evening.

Hey, how come no requests for my picture? :(

Hey, Bienvenuti Debby!! I think you are our first arrival.


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 12:44:55 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Oh GAWD Debby and are killing us here...THIS is painful!!!! ain't so loverly here in Montreal, we are undergoing the aftermath of Katrina..... Nothing like our neighbours south of the border!!
Maybe if I order my private jet, pick up Dreamweaver in Toronto we could be there in time for dinner, glass of wine and an evening swim.........yah right!
Dream BIG!! "they" say!!
Ciao Bellas and sincerely now: Have an awesome kick butt time!!
Thinking of y'all!!!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 1:07:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

Woof...owwww...howdy Richard, Joe, 'posse' and 'the gals' from the blog! :)
Joe, by the sounds of it 'The Leading Man' is going to look rather 'dapper' with his new haircut(no fringe please) :) new clothes and the twinkle in the eyes!

CB: Thank you for your concern, so far so good, had rain and heavy rain expected again later. Hoping you are keeping your head 'above the water' so to speak(you know I mean this comment to be 'tongue in cheek')Look after yourself and Yours!

LA DOLCE VIDA: Prayers for your Dad's safety, hang in there kiddo we are with you in Spirit! Keep us posted on the blog!

CELIA: Sorry to hear about your Mother's Passing, you are in my prayers too!

SWEET 'P' PHYL:) By the way is your name Phyl short for Phylippa?
A very good friend in South Africa many years ago came from Ireland and her name was Phyl, short for Phylippa. Hope your 'sniffles' clears. Are you coming to the Chicago Soiree?
The time has finally arrived, oh how exciting! Y'all gonna have soooo much fun, a time to remember!

'skywatcher' ella are you in attendance at the Manhattan Soiree this weekend?

'CLICKGIRL' Everythin's A OK, more rain to come, holding my breath! :)

'soft rain' how are you?
Where's the romantic poetry/floetry?

Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. howdy to all the blogettes and belated Happy Birthday 'heiresschild' L'Chaim!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 1:27:11 PM  
Franny said...

To Lady Base Camp -

Sounds like you have medical training....Northwest Medical teams are getting ready to send people to help out in the Katrina hit area. If you are interested, check their website or call 1-800-624-4325

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 1:37:41 PM  
Phyl said...

Droma: As I write the virus is in the blue corner and the HOT TODDY is in the RED corner .... guess who's winning ;).

Joe: Here it is ...... an official request for your pic please :). Oh and make sure none of the pics are airbrushed ;)

VJ: Merci .... Phyl = short for Phyllis in my case. Funny I've been asked that before though. Don't think I'll be making Chi town, depends on dates :)

Ok people *waiting for incriminating pics* LOL

Ciao ..... Phyl

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:12:38 PM  
Franny said...

*****Sorry - Sorry - Sorry ******

The correct phone # for Northwest Medical Teams is 1-800-959-4325.

If you have medical training and want to join a relief team, pleas ask for Tammy Teske or Kristin Homan.

If you'd like to make a now, I'm answering the phone !!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:35:39 PM  
Mary R said...

Drae Richard and Friends,

Here it is alomot 2:30 in Tucson Az. I am just now about to pull out of my drive instead of early this AM as planned. Probably getting to MB around midnight now. My Mobil is 520 2476166, in case I come up missing. I am driving my big red and white Dodge Cummings with a camper on top.

Couldn't leave as planned because when I got off work yesturday mid morning, I came home to fine my black horse had a HUGE gash on his upper lip. I finally found a Vet in Mexico that would sew him back together as "Quick as I coluld get him there." You all have no idea how much work that all intailed but finally around 4:30PM I was leaving Mexico with Midnight, his 46 stiches and countless staples. Face stuff will heal well if you can just keep things together. This AM he looks fine and will be good for the caretaker. At least I didn't have to go and come back.

The kites, peanut butter and jelly and water are loaded. (NO bikes) I am finally off on vacation NOW.

Good luck to everyone including ME.

A prayer for all the storm victoms whose lives will never be the same.

Love and Thanks,

Mary Rose

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:42:50 PM  
onrynurse said...

HI ... WOW.....I am jealous!!

All you gals have a GREAT Time!!

Joe, What a guy!! Keeping us all informed and stuff!! Well...Where is your picture???

Chi town Girl... still prayin!!! It must be awful.. the wait!! I know had a Dad in Viet Nam x is awful....HUGS....

Off to wk and pray I make a diff in someone's life!! Psych nursing can be a catch 22!! Oh my....


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:47:18 PM  
waterbaby said...

This post has been removed by a blog administrator.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:49:27 PM  
Nancy in Ohio said...

Hmmmmmm - I was just wondering why the MB event is only 2 days, while the tentative Chicago meet and greet will be 3 days. Are more people expected to attend the one in Chicago?


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:03:59 PM  
Sybil said...

just a note-Celia,so sorry about your Mom's death.(Our Mom died on the17th of July)-know that your Mother's energy is always with you.
to the Canadian Blogette-how very generous of you to donate piece of your work
to the Travelin' Blogettes-have a great time.
Richard,this is what you wished for;trust that you will know the right woman.(whenever you meet her)
Take Care&Enjoy(I will check the site for more information on the "meet&greet")Sybil

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:14:32 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

CB....ssssaaaawwweeeeeee. Just got back from the beach and now a few laps in the pool.

You ARE going to get my goodie bag, my dear!


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:46:13 PM  
Anonymous said...


Celia: my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wnada: Did you get my email? I wanted to make sure I've sent it to the right email address.

Of course, Joe, I'd love to see your picture.

Dolce Vida, I can hear your frustation loud and clear and you are not alone. If your blog accept Anonymous. I'll go there.
I'll send an email to my friends in Baton Rouge to see if they have a number to call.

Have you in LA, you hear and send waves of that great energy to everyone in need.


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:06:50 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good evening Bloggette Homies and all...from One Lonely Canadian Bloggette in the wet n' windy north

Mary are one dynamite lady!!
I grew up with horses and spent many years training, competing, showing, eventing, dressage and jumping etc in the States and Canada so I am more than familiar with your mega struggles with your poor Midnight and poor you! Just getting a healthy horse from point A to point B is big! Plus when they get in trouble it is always BIG trouble. Poor thing I hope he mends well...they don't have alot of patience for injuries!!
Be safe and hope you get a chance to relax when you arrive in MB

Hey Debby......don't spend one second being sorry......all I ask is for you and all to make darn sure you have the time of your lives and I will be ever so vicariously happy...I am very good at that!! I can not think of one of you Bloggette Bodacious Beauties that does not deserve the best, you have more than earned it all and more!! I sincerely wish I could be there to meet you all and play!

Hey BDNC...long time no chat!! How was your "Spa" day?? Good on you for taking time for you! I imagine you are just getting ready to order that

Y'all will have to be very patient with me as I will be Blogging Beaucoup over the next few days...I have alot of work to catch up on so...... that means I am home creating like a mad woman...and so.......that means when my creative side needs inspiration I hit the computer and the SB Blog. I'll bet y'all never knew you were an inspiration to my jewelry...I have actually named some pieces after SB related events!! The piece I sent to MB I named "The Quest"!!

How are you holding out Joe?? I am sure it must be tough, being surrounded by beautiful women, but hey..... someone's gotta do it!! EH?? Might as well be you!! We eagerly await a photo of your mush!

Catch y'all later
Ciao Bella
Cheryl xox

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:15:16 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

hey La Dolce Vida!!
Wither art thou??
That good old "mother" side is getting the better of just give us a sign...we are here for you! K???
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:30:27 PM  
happy said...

My mom passed away the 19th of this month, and the strength given me by caring bloggers was palpable. So in your loss - I offer that unseen, but definitely felt, shoulder and heart. May time heal your heart.

Thanks for your words and thoughts.

And even now - amidst all the fun going on in MB, there are so MANY in the coastal South who may not know the fate of their loved ones for ages! How agonizing that would be! Strange mixture of darkness and lightness. Easily rocking our feelings back and forth. One is not enough to cancel out the other completely.

So to all those fortunate enough to be in the Light tonight...Enjoy, and celebrate life and your very good fortune!

To Richard: NOW the DIFFICULT PART BEGINS! Bet you'll be wishing you'd decided to take 100 women at least!!! And the deadline isn't even up yet!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:44:52 PM  
happy said...



Otherwise he'll find the most OBDURATE OBSTACLES to OBSTRUCTING his MB "OBSERVANCE"! (that's all:)

wah :( wah:(wah :(--an early-on rabble-rouser from the "homefront" - sniff, sniff

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:56:43 PM  
happy said...

to the NNBBSH


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 4:58:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Joe and Richard Roe:

Have you guys decided WHEN you and your entourage will actually be coming to Chicago? PLEASE ADVISE, since I can't make it to MB.

Molto Grazie!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:00:48 PM  

Hello everyone,...I'm still here.
We know NOTHING yet!
I'm starting to get koo-koo.
So hard to deal with, I'm a very pro-active type of person, (type A personality).I'm going from one room to the next like a caged tiger.
Went downstairs and did about 75 laps, hasn't helped.

Miriam...Great idea, let me know.
If anyone likes my e-mail is:

CB... I'll give ya call later, just realized I haven't eaten since last night, gotta go order something to eat, HEY JOE send some of that great food over here!:):):

Talk to all of you in a bit.


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:18:12 PM  
sunni said...

CB Cheryl Just went back to
your tree/birthday list to look
up my son"s....June 16-Fig Tree..
IT couldn't be more true..right on the mark
especially the "strong minded"part!!!
You're the best, Cheryl, I'm loving your
CHI TOWN We're all hoping
you'll hear something soon...hang in there!!


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:25:23 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

We're here! Not much time to catch up as we were caught by a surprise invitation to meet the man at the pier to watch the sunset, then dinner. I put one pic of Suz getting ready on NNBBSH...will do more later!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:54:47 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

whoooollalalalalla -we've arrived safely and the hotel is fabulous....been invited to the pier by a special someone to watch the romantic....I wander how many will be there? Me, Leslie,Linda Zoe for sure.....and then to dinner with our special dude....shhhhhhhhhhh it's a secret......separate checks of course.LOL

Suzanne Hugs & Smooches so exciting

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:03:40 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Linda......
You guys are way cute!!!
Suz you clean up real good!! LOL!!

I ASK YOU FELLOW HOMIES...Could it get any worse??....I KNOW YOU FEEL AND SHARE MY is all good..... EH??....









Can't wait for photos!! sooooo need inspiration!!

HEY Suz.... the Fedex parcel arrives at hotel tomorrow before noon. I sent you an email with tracking number etc


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:17:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard, Joe, Umberto, 'posse' and the 'gals'...phew the list is growing:) I can just see y'all taking a leisurely walk all the way down the Pier, the wind in your hair and the fresh sweet smell of the ocean...mmmmmm! A perfect 'launching pad' for the kite flying Mary Rose!
Y'all have the best 'welcoming committee' a person could wish for at The Ayers Boutique Hotel what with 'The Man Of The Moment'/Richard, Joe his 'right hand man',the Staff and all the Friends volunteering to help make this a time to talk about hospitality!!!!!!
We are waitin' and anticipatin' for the first bit of newz flowing out of Manhattan Beach Soiree! :) ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE for the young at heart! :)
Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:29:48 PM  
DESTINY said...



Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:37:54 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hey Cheryl: How well you express what is in my heart … about the devastation from Katrina (on the last SB Blog). It is so, so sad.

And … of a happier note – your comments about missing out on MB. Just so happy so many of our ‘Sisters’ were able to make it out there.

Chi-Town … still thinking of you … and hoping you hear word soon about your Dad very soon. And I can’t think a more ‘right’ place for your post. We are all concerned for you … and your words are a wonderful reminder about what is important in life. Thank you for sharing.

The company that I work for has an office in New Orleans – and, so far, we have only heard from one person – of the eight that work there. Our executive team has been trying to make contact … and we are all anxiously awaiting word of their safety. So – along with your Dad, my thoughts are with all of these poor folks who are suffering through this horrible situation.

Dear Celia: So very sorry for you that your mother has passed on. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. May it be of comfort – to know that we care.

Welcome Back SharingTheNight (Wanda)! We have missed you and were worried about you. So glad to see you back online again. Hope all is well with you.

Hi Forest Hill Gail: I don’t know all of the gals going out to MB – but I have gotten to know about 20 of them … and I can tell you … they are great – and will be welcoming everyone with open arms. The thing about this venture is that many of us have become a true ‘Sisterhood’ – and all are welcome to join in! So I am sure your friend will be fine. She is lucky to have a friend like you!

Hey Babette: I think there is actually a camera that is ‘live’ at the Pier in MB. Didn’t Richard send us a link to that one time? I’ll check it out. The gals could run down there and wave at us at a certain time. Ha ha Like they would have time to do that! : )

Hey Metalxmonkey (Leslie’s daughter): Thank for posting! Too funny! For your Mom, “Behave!” (ha ha)

Safe Travels Mary Rose!!!

Okay Debby! Stop rubbing it in!! (hee hee) No – go ahead … Enjoy!

Hey Linda and Suzanne … so glad you arrived safely! Sunset at the Pier … so Cool!! Wave to us from that vid cam there!! : )

Best to all of you!


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 6:57:07 PM  
w in cencal said...

I need to check out the blog more frequently! I'm way behind...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family in your time of grief. Know that you are in my prayers.

la dolce vida;
Please post a note when you hear something about your father and know that there are many wonderful people praying for him. Prayer can work miracles...

I will be looking forward to meeting you in MB. I will arrive Thursday afternoon.

You are a very special lady and I sure wish you were coming to MB. You will be there in spirit as will many others who could not make this trip. Thank you for your very generous donation, I can't wait to see "the Quest" (such a unique name) I'm sure it's absolutely beautiful like it's creator.

debby eddy;
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time, can't wait to meet you tomorrow. One more sleep for me!

suzanne & linda;
Glad to hear that you've arrived safely.
I read your blog from this morning and thought to myself "not the diamond in the belly button thing!"

Now how can the rest of us compete with THAT!!!??? I just may as well not show up...but I will because I'm curious and I want to meet everyone! You are both so cute and I want to attend your PJ party! See you tomorrow afternoon.

Love and prayers to all, especially to those affected by hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:33:20 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hey Joe! Of course we want to see a pic of you too! How could we have missed that? And Nancy too!

Just wanted to say thanks to you, for not forgetting all of us 'Wish We Were There' Bloggettes! Means a lot to know that we are being included ... all the way from MB! Thanks much!!

Hey Bloggettes: Just to support what Joe said - definitely keep posting here on SB! Offers to go to my Blog ... and others ... is in addition to what is going on here. We don't want to undermine this Blog ... and just invite everyone to my Blog for any additional necessary whining. : )

Regards to All


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:41:16 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir Brenda, Bloggettes, Bloggers

I can not find words to describe how vital this Blog site has been over these past few days. I know I am not alone when I say I can no longer watch the news, my heart is so heavy and my feelings of inadequacy and impotence are overwhelming.

Never imagined that I would be running to the computer for my "uplifting and inspirational moments" via the wonderful Bloggettes anecdotes and dialoguing

I am positive RR also never realised at the onset what a truly wonderful gift he has bestowed on us all at a time such as this. To be able to share with and receive support from so many like minded people is a deeply heartwarming experience which humbles me greatly. I hope Richard realises now and accepts thanks!

I also want to send heartfelt thanks to all of my new found Bloggette/Blogger friends for being who and what you are. If it were in my power I would beam us all up to MB to be enjoy, savour and taste the moment!

However.... as that is clearly NOT in my power....we will enjoy these moments vicariously via the Blog (RR's, Clickgirl's etc) and the NNBBSH site....and that is a great thing !!

Get down and jiggy for us homies all you NNBBSH Bloggettes in MB!! Rock on!! Yah!

Wishing you all and more in health, life and love
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 8:26:33 PM  
HeiressChild said...

i'm just getting around to checking out the blogs. here's a little late nite humor.

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife
stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife
merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next
morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman.
He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids,
Set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their

Drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners
And stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping,
Then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the checkbook.

He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.

Then it was already 1 P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the
laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor.

Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with
them on the way home.

Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their
homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad,
breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded
laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.
At 9 P.M. he was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't
finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he
managed to get through without complaint.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said, Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you have
learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the
way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got
pregnant last night."

Voted Women's Favorite Email of the Year


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:23:15 PM  
HeiressChild said...

celia and happy, my prayers go out to both of you and your families on the loss of your mothers.

la dolce vida, u and your family are in my prayers as well for your father

vj "dreamerweaver, thanks for birthday greetings. much appreciated.


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:49:20 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Suzanne, Leslie, Linda and Zoe: I am SO happy that you all are there and safe!! I am sure you had a great sunset and dinner....I should make it around noon tomorrow and will set up how, when and where to sell bracelets :)....
Glad to hear the rooms are great, and you all better follow through on the pajama party!! I actually went out and bought 'jammies' as I never wear them, lol..And, I realized I have NEVER been to a pajama party before!!
La Dolce Vida: My prayers are with you and your family...I wanted to tell you something that may ease your stress a little...My very best friend in the whole world has a Mom and Stepdad who live in a mobile home two blocks from the water in Biloxi...She has been unable to get through to her Mom and so her sister and husband actually drove there from Pensacola, Fla...Her Mom and her StepDad are fine, and they ony lost the roof to their patio...They have gas and have been cooking for all the neighbors, etc...They still have no phone service to call but are fine...My friend was so worried because some of the newer homes that had survived Camille were gone...Prayer does WORK!! And, most of the time the media does tend to show the worst of the whole thing..That is not to minimize the incredible experience these people have been through, but just to give you some hope that your father is well...My friend's Mom and StepDad went to a school shelter for a couple of days before they were allowed back home..The Mom is 80+ and didn't want to evacuate because of her dog, which I totally understand..How can you leave your animals who are so dependent on you?? Anyway, have heart and I am sending angels your way and prayers...
WE are all so very blessed to have this chance to get to know such awesome women and to have such an incredible experience, even though with all the tragedy it is somewhat bittersweet!!
See everyone soon!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:56:36 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

DARN!! Who had to cancel????

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:03:02 PM  
HeiressChild said...

canadian bloggette, phyl, cj, clickgirl, sunni,, u all are so sweet. thanks for being so encouraging to everyone on the blogs.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:06:04 PM  

HEIRESS CHILD...................
Thank you soo much for the laugh, I can certainly use it !
I've tried to turn off the TV but it just pulls me back as if it has a life of it's own.
Thank all of you here who have encouraged me to stay on this site and continue to blog here rarther then go off in the corner. I truly appreciate your concern's.

So for my up-date,"NOTHING". The voice-mail is now not working, quite frankly I have not been able to figure out how it was still answering calls
Rest assured as soon as I know /hear something I will post it here.

Know that even though I might not be blogging as often I am reading continuosly.

My love to all,xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox


Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:16:48 PM  
leslie said...

just back from a great dinner near the MB pier with RR and Joe. lots of fun. too tired to say much more now - gotta get some sleep. pics will be posted tomorrow. nite all.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:21:09 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Chi Town
I just want you to know that you and your Dad have been in my thoughts and prayers since Katrina was heading towards NO. I can't even imagine what you must be going through and I pray that you get news of your Dad very soon.

Many prayers and Deepest Sympathies regarding the passing of your Mom. Sending you loving support and strenght to get you thru the days to come. I'm so sorry for your loss.

To those who may be waiting to hear from loved ones in Katrina's path and those who are out and on their way to MB.....I'm praying for happy outcome for you all.

Suzanne Cute picture!! Now where's Linda's? And Joe and Richard's for that matter!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 10:50:11 PM  
Celia said...

To My Blog Friends
Thank you for your kind thoughts of sympathy, hugs, and words of encouragement...all are sincerely appreciated!

Sunni, Happy, Sybil and Michele
I send belated words of sympathy on the loss of your mother, who was also your "Best Friend".

My mother did have a peaceful death...surrounded by love, family and cherished memories.

Sybil, it seems we both feel our mother's love and energy is still with us because we know our mother's love will last forever.

Wonderful Blog Friends,
I wish we were together so I could give all of you, a BIG TEDDDY BEAR HUG!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:06:14 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello to you all,
As Rod Stewart sings "some guys have all the luck"....
Thank you Joe for posting such cool pics!!! You Ladies look Mahvelous!!! Richard, save the last dance for me, or at least a hug.
I would have been there in MB this evening but then I would have missed out on a performance of "Macbeth" at the Old Globe Theatre here in San Diego, and I had a free ticket. It was an awesome performance!
I will be in MB Thursday afternoon,I can hardly wait to meet you all!!!!!
Rest up cause we will be gettin the party started!!!!

Singing and dancing all the way to MB, The Operawench

Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:19:54 AM  
HeiressChild said...

operawench, i love shakespeare. i haven't seen macbeth yet, but i know it was good, and i look forward to seeing it one day. i saw othello on tuesday with avery brooks. it was such a good performance. i had a free ticket too.

enjoy mb and send back so more pictures.


Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:14:43 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Joe, Umberto, and 'posse':)
Lovely pictures thank you!!!!! Y'all glowing, must be the reflection of the beautiful Manhattan Beach Sunset! Love the atmosphere on the pier. A pretty bunch of fleurs and to think you are all blogettes, nice to put a face to the name. Umberto looks very relaxed too and Richard you do look 'dapper' in that soothing colour! Thanks for being so prompt with the pictures on the blog, we gals 'in the wings' feel a part of the soiree for sure!
Enjoy this special time, carpe diem and bask in the glow of Manhattan Beach and 'The Leading Man' ;)
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:22:13 AM  
Anonymous said...


La DOlce Vida
I watch Brian William's dateline last night and my heart goes out to you. I've been to New Orleans and Biloxi and more. There is no word to describe this.
I have found 3 websites this am and checked them out. They have posting of people looking for each other
The Red Cross is usually a good place too.

Keep us posted. This is a time where I wish I was wealthy enough to go down there and volunteer.

Tons of hugs, Myriam

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:33:58 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Big warm hello to all!!

Well done Joe...great job!! goodness y'all lookin' Hot Hot Hot!!

Umberto....what a cutie patootie!

Richard....looks positively glowing surrounded by his bevy of beauties!!

Here's to yet another day of fun in the sun!! Watch those UV rays dahlings!
Ciao Bellas
La belle xox

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:44:15 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning!!!!!!!!!!
a knight in shining armour is suppose to ride up on a white horse, not a girls bike!, what were you thinking?

dang I wish i was there! oh i am missing all the action.. boo whoooo
how is the Coffee?????
it looks like you are all having so much fun...

Celia: words at this time are not enough so here is your hug..

Myriam: yes i recieved your e-mail, i haven't had time to e-mail back, poor excuses.. i have been trying to read the blog!!!!

Phyl: yep i sent my video in~ it wasn't even one minute long but our man got it.. and then to top it off my computer died, so i didn't have an e-mail address to give him, i didn't have all the requirements... i suppose that knocks me out of the runnin because i haven't received a personal e-mail from him, just a recorded one that wants me to sign up for the news letter that i already receive... go figure..

Happy: it is sure nice to see you are back from the side lines.


Cathy: where are you? busy I bet.

Joe: I need to see a picture of ya... come on now don't be shy.


well that is about it for now.. miss you all already.. have fun today..


Wanda Whitworth

Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:25:49 AM  
EasyReader said...

Hello fellow bloggers - I previously sent a link for the Hermosa Beach web cam (Hermosa is just south of Manhattan). If the ladies go to Hennessys at Hermosa Beach Pier they can wave to us.

You ladies look great and I can't wait to see more photos :)

Thursday, September 01, 2005 7:46:22 AM  
Nina said...

Thanks Joe for the pics. You are doing a great job. Looks like the "sisters" are in good hands! We all want to be there!!

Prayers to all who have sadness in their lives at this time.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 10:39:43 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Wanda and Blogsville!!!

It's this exciting!!!! I said from the beginning that these ladies needn't be camera shy..... This is exactly what I wanted to see, the applicants "showcased" somewhere....On "Reality Blogsville"!!!!

It's as if I were there!!!
Our "Best-tess" Buddies are there!!

Well they are going to be a Hard Act to follow in Chi-Town, but we will do our Best!!!!

Glad you're back Wanda, my friend is in Dillon for the Rodeo thing, I told you he was a Cowboy!!!!
I'll e-mail you!!!

Keep up the Good work from MB...You're looking Goooood!!!!!!!!!

.........Lots of Love and Laughs!!!!!! Cath

Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:04:53 AM  
HeiressChild said...

hi richard, no, u have not died and gone to heaven. yes, u are surrounded by beautiful angels, but it's here on earth. ok, ok, so it feels and looks like heaven on earth with all of the beauty and splendor of all those fantabulous bachelorettes. u've waited a long time for this. enjoy!


Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:17:28 AM  
EasyReader said...

Wish I was there. Looking at all the photos and impatiently waiting for more makes me very home sick.

Richard & Joe - Take care of these lovely ladies (as I know you will). In my eyes they are all National Treasures.

I need to look back in the blog to find out when the PJ party is. Ladies - have a blast!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:58:00 AM  
LilyPad said...

Loved the photos you posted Joe! This is so exciting for all these women. It looks like they had a great time lastnight. My mother-in-law arrives this afternoon from Phoenix, so look for the tall, sexy, redhead, Diva of the Desert. And post more photos SSOOOOON! We love them!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:33:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Joe, Umberto, the 'posse' and the 'gals':)

Firstly HAPPY: A belated message. I wish you a 'long life'. That is what we say in South Africa when a Dear One has Passed On. You will gain more and more strength each new day. I often yearn to talk to my Parents and miss the camraderie, the sometimes ridiculous giggling that my Mom, Sister and I would indulge in just for the sake of know...itz a 'girlie thing' :)

Guys and Dolls you must be having an incredible time mingling, chatting, shmoozing and lots of photographs in the cool cool cool of the evening:) look good in white on the photograph and your white 'thong thangy' is quite visible,(kinda up-close and personal ;) if you get m' drift :) keep a low profile wid da personal goodies, a lady must always remain a mystery :) cauz this is enuf to set off the hounds in the 'hood' owwwww, now I ain't tellin' yer wot t'do, just an observation kiddo!
Thinking of y'all
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:37:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha again Richard, Joe, Umberto, Staff at The Ayers Boutique Hotel, 'Posse', Guys and Dolls!
Here's to THE ROE/MANce MAN who started it all, may this continue to be a journey of ROMANCE, ADVENTURE and WONDERMENT for ALL of us!
Stay be continued:)
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:03:19 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy y'all!
error= correction: ADVENTURE:)
I am so excited for y'all my fingers are leaping over the keys!
Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:)
ciao fora now!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:09:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi all,
WOW!! The pictures are great so far..........I almost feel like I'm there with you. It appears that all you gals are already having a ball, with more to come. Richard, you are one lucky man!!!
Keep the news and pictures coming; those of us who couldn't attend will truly appreciate your keeping us advised.
Ciao from envious Karla in Alaska. if any of the ladies have time to email.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:16:12 PM  
CallmeLiln said...

This post has been removed by the author.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 1:53:40 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Hi Richard and Ladies,

I'm in the Compubus Lab learning all about how to blog and setting up my account.

We are here in Manhattan Beach with Richard all having a blast and learning so much. Wish you all could be here.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:07:39 PM  
Phyl said...

Hey All you party people in MB:

Great pics ..... can see you're all having a ball .... keep it up :). More arriving today (yesterday)? .... time difference thingy again. More pics please when you have a spare moment .....yeah right *L*.

I can't think of anything else to say ...... now there's a first!!!!!!

Love & ciao ....... Phyl

Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:41:13 PM  
Phyl said...

p.s. Sorreeeeeeee ...... forgot to say you all look fantastic .... ze men and ze women ;)

Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:43:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard, Joe and All,

Yes it is amazing how things can change in an instant. I finally have access to a computer and am one of the previous residents of New Orleans. I still can't believe what has happened!!! Just a few days ago I was sooo looking forward to being in MB.

I am lucky to have gotten my mother out of harms way and my family and I are all alive, though seperated. I continue to be an optomist and work hard at never taking thngs for granted but be grateful for what we have, each other, as human beings. Fortunately I have this computer and can watch the broadcasts. Can't believe the horiffic behavior I am seeing!

On a positive note, Richard, Joe and ladies have a great time! I am there with you in spirit! Richard, you must be so excited!

Please post on the blog if Chicago will happen. I currently do not have access to my e-mail.

Best to All!

POPCORN222 - Angie

Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:51:57 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Richard I know you have a busy agenda, but have Joe take a moment to write a brief howdy and post a picture of something, maybe the p.j party last night or egg on someones face this

I have been waiting all day... come on guys!! I am needing some updates here..
I want to be there so bad my teeth are hurting.. just a little news pleassssseeeeee..

it is cold in Montana and the weather there looks so wonderful..
well actually the weather has warmed up a bit here today, but still.. the nights are cold.. almost freezing 40 degrees..

where are the pictures???

I will check back in a few..


Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:03:30 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Dear Fellow Blogettes
I am here in MB and so are over 100 ladies here, all lovely. RR seems to be doing well. He will need two weeks break for the next time.
Joe is jumping through hoops keeping us all in line. We are having group meetings with Richard in 15 minute increments. He is even prettier in person!
Suzanne is a real corker - you should see the incredible necklace she is wearing - wish you were here Canadian Blogette!
This is really fun!!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:17:19 PM  
Phyl said...

Hi Wanda

The pics are under the posting at the top of the blog and also on the NNBBS site under Manhatten Beach.

BTW I wouldn't think you're out of the running cause Richard said he had received your video and was asking for your email address on the blog. I thought Suzanne or someone had phoned you to tell you?

It couldn't be that cold in Montana at this time of year, could it?

Take care


Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:18:55 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...


We are all so glad that you are safe!!!!

Tell us more about what you experienced when you can,

I guess they are still saying that it is only tenative
September 15, 16 & 17 for Chicago....

Joe is probably the man to let us know, as soon as he knows!!!!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:19:42 PM  
sharingthenight said...

oh my gosh, i was just informed that i had typed the wrong address on the blog for my e-mail... wow now i owe some great big I AM SOoo
SSOORRRRRRRYYYYY----- okay let me try this one more time

there now it is right... - - - - do you know what i mean??? oh ugh how i hate it when i do that,... well at least somewhere in cyber space there is alot of cuss words....

well I need to go supervise the grandkids for a minute, gotta go..


Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:28:44 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Didn't Joe say he had a single brother that was going to be at the "MB pardy".........

or was that just wishful dreaming on my part????

You know we are going to need lots of help in Chicago, Joe

I bet you have cousins, too!!!!

It's all about Fun and Romance!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:32:58 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Wanda All participants that have sent in videos and bios are in the running. You did not have to be here to meet Richard to stay in the adventure nor will you be disqualified for not coming. So not to worry darlin. But there are gonna be some broken hearts here. Just a tremendous amount of talented, beautiful, articulate women that are in there 50's and 60's. There are some in there 40's as well, but it is safe to say that RR will be respectful in his mission and search for his soulmate. We have some interesting conversations last night and this morning and I really can't wait to do a little emailing to ya'll. Cj just arrived and I had no idea she was so tall. Very lovely lady, Connie's asking for me so I gotta run. I miss being here to talk with everyone.

I can't even comprehend that we are enjoying ourselves the way we are and having the desvastation of Katrina in New Orleans.

Hugs....More pictures tonight.....

Go to click on Manhattan Beach and check it out. We're actually getting 400+ hits aday on the booboo site..LOL GIRLS RULE NANNY NANNY NANNY ! LOL GRIN Heh Heh

Hugs and Kisses Suzanne

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:44:33 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

OK so I missed spelled a couple of words live with it. LOL

Mary Rose is sitting here in this wonderful computer station area. Just met AuburnMichelle and RedTbird I think finally got her picture on the sight. We have eight stations to work on it's soooooo cule.

Hugs & Kisses

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:46:36 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Let's take a vote Mary Rose wants to come to the cocktail party in black (whoooo baby) leather pants and pink top and then of course there's Ms. AuburnMichell she wants to come wha da ya think?

Hugs and Kisses Suzanne

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:50:01 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL-CITY COMPUTERS for the wonderful work stations they have given us.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 3:52:18 PM  
Anonymous said...


Where do I begin!

I was one of those people who never left New Orleans for a hurricane but knew to this time. If you get a chance watch CNN and you will be able to get a sense some of the destruction. 80% of New Orleans is under water, sometimes more than 20 feet. For the first time the President declared that this is an "Incident of National Signifigance". Not only is the city shut down, but over 1 million people have been rendered homeless. The economy is seriously impacted, gas availability, pipelines etc. Hotels are filled to capacity in surrounding areas. There are @##$%*^ animals who are looting and shooting in the city, but now the National Guard is there to help. mother and I will drive to DC to my youngest daughter's house. My middle daughter is a nurse in NO and has been at the hospital since day one. Oldest daughter is in Phoenix. All family and grandchildren are fine. We have had an outpouring of offers for living accomodations from everywhere.

Believe it or not, the one suitcase of clothes that is with me was packed for MB.

Happy that I can distract some attention to this blog and see picutres of the goings on. Excited for Richard, Joe and the participants. I am hoping that maybe I can go to the Chicago festivities, depends on of course othere situations and what will happen with work.

I still consider myself to be blessed!

Richard, Joe and all, have a blast.

POPCORN222 - Angie

Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:06:16 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...


Thanks for the updates, Suzanne, you are just incredible for spending your time keeping us informed.

We are going to have to get some awards going here!!!

Over and above the call of duty #1

My!!!My !!! Remind me to be careful, when I speak about My Wildest Dream!!!!

MR. Roe/mance has created quite a challenge for himself, Huh?????

It's going to take some real, psychic ability to guide him thru this task.

More fun to come!!!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:11:06 PM  
Phyl said...


Word are inadequate but I'm so glad you listened to your intuition. It's the ultimate guidance system. The situation is indescribable. Take care.

Love ... Phyl

Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:11:39 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Thanks Joe and Bachelorettes !! For all of the great 'reporting'! It's so fun to see that you are all having fun!! And Richard - you look like you are really enjoying 'the Girls'! : ) So fun!

Welcome Callmelin! Glad to have you joining us!!

Hey Popcorn222 (Angie). Haven't seen you around much lately. Good to see you on the Blog ... and thank you - for sharing your situation with us. So glad that you and your family are safe. It will be a pleasure to meet you - if I'm able to make it to Chicago!

Like everyone else - it's hard to see all of the devastation from Katrina ... and it is just almost beyond belief. I just saw a special NBC report - and I can't even really write about it at the moment. The company that I work for has (had - ?) an office in New Orleans. We received word today that our execs had made contact with 6 of the 9 employees. Three have not been reached. We have a pretty good 'contact system' set up for employees - for situations like this (here in Tampa - we have a designated group to call everyone after a storm - to make sure everyone is okay - and I suspect our NO office has the same - so it is disturbing that no one has had contact yet - and I am concerned for them). I don't know these people personally - but my heart goes out to them - because they are part of my work 'family'.

Chi-Town ... you are in my thoughts!

Warm regards to All!


Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:27:50 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

CB...........Leslie has your goodie bag from me. She said she was going to be seeing you in a couple off weeks.


Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:35:14 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Looks like everyone is having a blast :) I'll be there tomorrow around noonish with fun in my pocket, I always keep it there in case I need some.... Girls just want to have fun!! So do the guys!! :) See you all tomorrow! Michelle

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:15:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Phyl and Clickgirl,

Thank you for your kind words and wishes.

I do hope we get to meet. It seems that we have all become family here. I so appreciated my work family, having been at my company for some 30 years, so Clickgirl, your comments hit home.

Suzane and all, thanks for giving us a peek of what is going on.

POPCORN222 - Angie

Thursday, September 01, 2005 5:27:48 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Popcorn222 and ChiTown and all affected.......
I am speechless....can not find words that begin to express how heavy my heart is at this moment for all the incredible pain being endured by so so many people.....I feel as though my heart is literally breaking
...and there is nothing I can do... but send love to you all...and let you know I think about you all with every single breath I take.

all all my love and more

la Belle xox

Thursday, September 01, 2005 6:04:26 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Glad everyone in MB is having such fun! It should be a great weekend.

Joe, or anyone else, can you tell me why only the first two photos came up on my screen? The rest stayed blank. Could it be my old dial-up just couldn't handle it?

Take care all, and keep everyone touched by Katrina in your prayers!


Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:17:24 PM  
leslie said...

We're having a great time tonight. Food, friends, fun fun fun!!! More tomorrow.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:51:58 PM  
Belizegial said...

Wow, you guys look so cool! Who is everyone? I can only make out Desert Flowers (cute, cute), Linda (wow) and Leslie (lovely).

Joe, thanks for taking the time to post the pics. I had a hard time downloading as I have dial-up. However, I allowed it time to download (sloowly) but in the end it was worth it as all pictures came through okay.

Richard, you are so handsome :) Can hardly wait to see tomorrow's pics; esp. from the PJ party!

Ha, Ha!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:25:47 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hey Everyone! Don't forget to also check out:
for additional pics - posted by Linda and Suzanne. Go to Manhattan Beach link. There is a second page too ... and you can click on each pic to enlarge.

Thanks Joe, Suz and Linda!! For including us in the fun!!



Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:36:51 PM  
Belizegial said...

Carol in Riverwoods, here's a tip. Right click on the blank pic and then select 'show picture'. That will allow the picture to appear. It is a slow process on dial-up, but it will eventually appear in full technicolor.

Thursday, September 01, 2005 9:41:12 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

It's late and Coach aka Sharon just arrived - we were com paring things and I think she won. Go to to see. The day ws very busy and Richard had and unbelievable amount of energy for an ole'geezer. He spent the morning sharing his time during breakfast with all of us. Just chit chatting. The rest of the day was spent with ladies waiting to have an audience with him privately or in pairs. Linda and I opted for tomorrow in hopes it will settle down. DebbieEddie is a hoot with an infectious smile. MaryRose chose her black leather pants with a sequins top and sequins hat and looked hot! Linda wore her belly button ring and was the first winner of a door prize which was ironically a bottle of wine. GRIN. Leslie, Dancing Girl, were beautiful for the evening and CJinSOCAl was here supporting the charity of our choice. Dinner was excellent and RR is now down sitting by the fire talking to women in the lobby. He is unbelievable - having fun, miss talking to everyone.

Linda took a picture of the beautiful gift I received from Cherly that literally made my day. it's on the boo boo site.

I've met just so many women atleast 75 that I have talked to personnally and all are so lovely. I didnt see any men except the two front the gym and I videoed one doing 20 pushups. GRIN Hot Hot Hot, of course there wre the 3 surfer hot dudes that wanted by us as we were walking up the hill from the beach and we gladly let then go by and remarked on how much better the view had gotten. whoolalalalal they enjoyed our comments even if we were old geezerettes. LOL

Hugs Kisses. Suzanne

Thursday, September 01, 2005 10:47:19 PM  
soft_rain said...



“No Water, Sick, ... Call Somebody for Help.”

Update on Memorial Hospital
by Karen O'Keefe Thursday, Sep. 01, 2005 at 3:06 PM

The horrible situation at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans continues to worsen. Democracy Now! reports that yesterday Prof. Bill Quigley sent a text message saying: “No Water, Sick, ... Call Somebody for Help.” I believe that was somewhat after he described the situation as "lethally chaotic" in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.

As the Chicago Tribune reported, "People have been breaking windows to let in fresh air as temperatures inside the hospital rise above 110 degrees. Garbage and soiled linens lie strewn throughout the building. Most toilets aren't working."

It also reported: "Earlier Wednesday, [Bill Quigley] said, nurses carried critically ill patients up darkened and slippery stairways to the eighth floor, where they were told helicopters would ferry them to other medical institutions. But the helicopters never came, and staff had to bring the patients back down."

Here are articles on the situation in Memorial and other hospitals:,1,5213336.story?coll=chi-news-hed

best wishes to you all,


Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:16:16 PM  
HeiressChild said...

richard, joe, & everyone, the pictures are so beautiful. thanks for keeping us informed.

Friday, September 02, 2005 6:30:01 AM  
Anonymous said...


I am glad your family is ok. when you get to DC, I would love to meet you. I am about 15mn away.
Send me an email at and I'll give you my phone number.

I have been appalled as the lack of responses from our federal govt to what been happening in NO and the coast. Red tape and the lack of coordination is unfortunately how the govt works (or doesn't)!!!
I've been very happy to see journalists asking tons of very relevant questions! Many congress will wake up.

Ladies, Richard, Joe, Umberto
The pics are great. You all look so beautiful. It is incredible to have all of you in one place and I can understand how it affects the energy of the place. Joe, your organization skill is tremendous. I can see that Richard is striving in your company. Not you, Joe, sorry, the ladies! Umberto, are you still alive???

Hugs to all, Myriam

Friday, September 02, 2005 8:15:37 PM  

<< Home