Tuesday, August 09, 2005

New Newsletter Going out Today- August 9!


You may be very interested in today's Senior Bachelor Newsletter. Many questions are answered and I've updated information about the Search. My goodness, not enough time in the day!!!! Here is a snippet:

"I have been asked, very frequently, for specific characteristics in a woman that I feel would make for the best partners. Do I like blondes, brunettes, or redheads? Do I prefer tall or short women? Does the woman have to be white? Does the woman have to be a certain religion?

Hair color or style is not an important factor at all as far as I am concerned. A woman in between 5 feet and 6 feet works fine for me. I am unconcerned with a woman's color or religion. I have been asked what is my description of "fit." To me this means being able to be busy all day, whether it be wandering around a jungle, hiking, swimming, boating, racing from one form of transportation to another, and the like. I mentioned earlier in this Newsletter that I hope I am fit enough to travel as I have in the past. To that extent I am "in training" and hope to be in the best physical shape I can be when the journey begins. The short answer to a description of "fit" is being able to be on the go 12 hours a day under challenging circumstances."

Ciao. RR

PS- Several Newsletter subscribers are saying they are not getting the Newsletter. Check your email service and see if it is routing it to your "junk" or "spam" mail inbox. If you find it there, there should be a way to "add" the email address to your allowed email list. Thanks.

PPS- Of course, your comments are always welcome on the blog!


w in cencal said...

Good afternoon Richard,
Your description of "fit" is exactly what I thought it would be. I do consider myself to be in this category. I can sometimes run circles around my two daughters who are in their thirties. Well, actually only one of them, because the other plays league soccer at 34! (guess she gets her energy from mom). Or it could be our dutch genes? I'm glad to hear that you have such a broad, open mind about who may be chosen to travel with you. I do hope the person you choose is active and lots of fun to be with!
Am I first to respond today? WOW!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:53:05 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Richard....
There seems to be a problem with your link to sign up for the "new" newsletter..........when one goes in to register: your name ,address, phone number ,zip and email all show up on the screen!! Plus if one tries to overwrite it...no can do, it will not submit!!
Just thought this might be a "great" to know!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:05:36 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richand,

Not meant to be anything but a compliment, But now you are talking, well--actually WRITING!!! This letter is by far the best you have written. I took an extra shift last night cause they were so short and I had nothing better to do. I know I had to be there today at 8AM anyway to teach a New Employee short 4 hour class, so I just worked my 12 and stayed on. It is so exciting to have all your new info to ponder as I fix and eat something serious. (I hate going to resturants alone.)
There just can't even be any complaints from the other bloggers this time. GREAT! (and you know it is,tooYou knew what you were doing before you ever asked usfrom all of your past experiences, but thanks for asking us anyway.
Mary Rose

P.S. Lets hope you have enough info to make your decision before the price of Post Cards goes up again. :-)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:11:29 PM  
leslie said...

Gee, I, too, am having difficulty accessing the new cruise newsletter. Would love to sign up and will try again later. Thanks, Richard, for getting this going.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:36:13 PM  
Mary R said...

P.S. P.S. Richard and Friends,

I little food revives my thinking.

This whole SEARCH for Romance and Adventure reminds me of the 5 stages of a Female's Life:

1st: Growing up

2nd: Filling in

3rd: Slimming down

4th: Holding it in


To H--- with it. HAVE FUN!
Mary Rose

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:44:21 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Re: Signing up for the new Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletter.

Thank you for bringing the problem to my attention. Wow, you ladies are right on the ball! I got out the newsletter, went to lunch and all heck broke loose! I'm working on a fix right now. I'll probably send out a corrected newsletter and and post something on the blog as well. Ain't technology grand!

Sincerely, thanks for your help! RR

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:48:32 PM  
droma said...

Bravo Richard,
A fine Newsletter; answers, compliments to the ladies and all.
Ending in an exciting day in Vietnam....makes me want to trapse around the world with you.
Now where is that camera?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:53:21 PM  
HeiressChild said...

good evening richard and everyone,

i'm really excited about the new senior bachelor cruise newsletter. i look forward to reading it. thanks richard for all of your love and labor. have a good evening everyone.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 3:11:33 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Just wanted to apologize for any questions I asked that may have seemed insensitive regarding your folks...I have not seen Pop&Me, and so I was unaware that you lost both parents at a young age...WOW, THAT HURTS!! I pray that you will meet someone that will fill that hole in your life and make you feel safe and loved always...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 3:11:45 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...


May I ask you help in testing the corrections to the SB Cruise Newsletter Signup. Could some of you please go to the first Newsletter I sent today and follow these directions and see if it works for the email address you use to receive the SB Newsletter. Please post your test results on the blog. Thanks so much!

1. Near the very bottom of the Newsletter (below the blue border) on the left side is a link highlighted in blue called "Update
Profile/Email Address." Click on that link.

2. A new screen will pop up called the Senior Bachelor Free Newsletter Registration. If you have a pop up blocker you may have to disable it to make it work.

3. On the left side of this page in the middle you will see the words "Your Interests:" The "Senior Bachelor Search and Journey" is already checked. Let it remain checked.

4. To subscribe to the new Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletter, please check the "Cruises" box.

5. At the bottom of the page, click on the "Submit" button. (Note: You may be asked to re-enter your email address for verification. Do so if asked and click on "Submit" again.)

You will now automatically receive the next special Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletter! Thanks!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 3:42:24 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, I got as far as "submit" but when I clicked on that, it came up as "page cannot be displayed" - I'll try again later.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:05:43 PM  
leslie said...

This post has been removed by the author.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:06:05 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Richard..........sorry still no go!!
The results on the Link are the same as before.....all your info still there as well!
Good luck
La Belle xox

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:20:03 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard -
It worked fine for me! Thanks for the new directions!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:42:18 PM  
cc said...

RR-- Could you possibly add a link on this site to the Cruise Newsletter? Mine isn't working either.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:58:32 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


Bada Bing..we have lift off!!!!

SUCCESS! Great feeling to be lord and master of the Tech Wizards!
La Belle xox

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:20:36 PM  
Mary R said...

Richard and Friends,
Going way to the far bottom small print,finding Update--- as you said, fixed it. Thanks.

With my lingering thoughts about the pigs on the back of motor bikes,---
How many animals can we fit in a pair of pantyhose?

10 little piggies, 2 calves, 1 ass, and an unknown # of hares.
I'm already on the "naught girl" stool.:-( Sorry.
Mary Rose

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:27:11 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...


I'm told the only way to get on the list for the Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletter is by using the "Update Profile/Email Address" link on any Newsletter I send (or have sent) to you. When you click on that link, the system knows it is you and changes your preferences for other newsletters, etc.

Perhaps what you can try is closing out all of your browser windows and starting over. Somebody told me the computer keeps things in a special memory area and the only way to clear it is to close the browsers.

Sorry for the bother and thanks so much for taking the time to help me with this glitch. RR

PS- Thanks for the positive comments on this week's Newsletter!!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:28:28 PM  
leslie said...

THANKS for the new newsletter, Richard! SUCCESS! GAWD - I'd hate to miss an opportunity for a cruise! Looking forward to more info on that part of the Search for Romance and Adventure. Also, lots of great info in the newsletter. Thanks again.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:36:19 PM  
neva said...

Great Newsletter!

Excited about the Cruise Newsletter.

New sign-up instructions worked for me.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 6:16:56 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Sean Connery I mean Richard (you could be his double) and Fellow Blogger's,

I just finished viewing Pop&Me. Do you realize how fortunate you are to have three lovely sons! To see a father and son embrace the way you did with your three son was quite touching.

I think every father and son should view this video, and together if possible.

My father has just two girls and we have become closer in the later part of our lives. We always hugged and kissed as fathers and daughters do, and said "I love you", but I always wondered what it would have been like for dad to have a son.

He always took us camping, lake, ocean fishing, abalone diving (he dove, we were too young) but we got caught up in the excitement when dad would put on his wet suit at 5am, take a shot of whiskey, give a loud hoot and take off with his tool and bag. We waited in the warm trailer for him to return with his catch. He'd be so happy and his happiness was contagious.

I want to share Pop&Me with my three sons. It will be one of the gifts they shall receive in their Christmas stockings this year because I was so impressed. Not so much by the travel and scenery, but by the love, warmth, and male emotion and bonding.

I can't believe that you and Chris were busted for jumping around and karating chopping each other while on the bed, and then the sssshhhh thing. Something I could see my sons (my daughters too) doing.

It is a difficult time when your children leave home for the first time. It feels as though you've lost a limb and you have to retrain your body to funtion without it IMHO.

The scene at the beach the sun going down, yours and Chris' arms around one anothers backs. Meeting up with Gaby and Richard. Every minute wonderful (except for the hog butchering!!!)

All of your sons have such warm smiles and you can see the child in the adult through their eyes (you too, Richard).

One thing I do disagree with you about however. Getting old does not suck, getting old alone does though. But I'm still 49 (for 8 more days) and I don't think I'll be alone for the rest of my life. But I am certainly going to be very selective of who I want to be with.

So in closing (with the aforementioned topic) Richard you are so comfortable with your sons and it is truly quite lovely.

Now new topic. I have not traveled the world. I've been to Mexico (cruise, three ports-of-call), Hawaii a few other states of the union. And does traveling around to Colorado to follow my daughters collegiate b-ball games; Texas to see my sons collegiate football games count as making me a worldly traveler?

BTW, my daughter who lives in Denver is a triathelte. This week-end she placed 138 out of 2,000 and ranked in the top 7% in a triathalon. She and her sister can kick a** on the v-ball court.

I played softball up until a few years ago (outfield). I knew how to back-up the infield. If I don't make the cut can you put me on the back-up list for your travel companion choices *grin*. Golf is a sport I now enjoy, but haven't played much lately.

Well I did go on just a bit! Saawwweee.

PS I'd bungee jump, but only if we were set-up the way you and Chris were *another grin and a wink*. BTW great teeth. I'm a teeth and eye woman, first things I look at in a person (male or female). Then nails, must be clean!!!

Bye-bye now.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 6:29:17 PM  
zoe said...

desertflowers - your comments toward the end of the last blog really touch the heart. I'm just all warm and mushy inside now!!

Forest Hills - thanks for sharing the web site. Will have to get my techie mother to talk me thru that!

Oh, someone else said something great but I'm suffering from brain fog right now and can't recall! Another day.

Another great Newsletter. I really love those vivid descriptions that put you 'right there', when you can 'see' the picture without the photo. Thanks so much for sharing.


Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:20:30 PM  
bdnc said...

RR and Bloggers
DELETE FILEs (check - delete all offline content)

hope this helps and goodnight to all.... :-)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:53:48 PM  
HeiressChild said...


the new instructions worked perfectly. when i clicked on the "update" link at the bottom, the screen came up to my personal page with all of my info on it, which was good because i needed to make a couple of corrections. i checked the "cruise" box and am set. thanx.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 8:22:03 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard/Ricardo!
What an exciting Newsletter today and the idea to have a seperate Newsletter pertaining solely to the upcoming cruises, as you so aptly put it Quote: "Love Boat Cruise next Summer" Unquote
I am so looking forward to the cruise next Summer be it the Alaskan, Hawaiian or Greek Islands Cruise. I must admit I am not 'super fit' but walk to and from both workplaces everyday...morning shift...home for a 3 hour break then the evening shift, I try to keep a brisk walking pace and can feel it becoming increasingly easier one day at a time! The only problem is when Winter sets in and the walkways are icy, it is treacherous to walk and extremely dangerous, so I lose a lot of walking time during the Winter months here in Toronto November to March, sometimes through to April...brrrr hate the Winters:)here. When I lived in Vancouver and Victoria Island I could walk every day 24/7 rain or shine! Not to mention South Africa...oh do I miss that beautiful climate!!!!!
To remain on a positive note, there is a lot to look forward to and Toronto is definitely a 'pit stop' :) even though I have lived here for the longest stretch (15 years) since arriving in Canada 1978!
By the way I love Ancient History and when travelling to distant lands it is fascinating to explore the ancient stories and culture attached to each place...Peru/The Incas....Guatemala/Mayans...Greece....Rome...Hawaii etc.....the people/storytellers....love to listen to the stories passed down from generation to generation!
Here's to Romance and Adventure for the 'Young At Heart'
When You Dream ....DREAM BIG
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. I soooo look forward to the first cruise when we ALL meet each other...what a BUZZZZ it iz gonna beeeee:)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 8:57:18 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Ladies and Richard:
Here is my Irish quote for the day-


GO4IT!! Peace,

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:12:26 PM  
neva said...

Anon Above

Toronto (great cultural paradise). I had the opportunity to visit Toronto twice and Victoria Island on the West side as well (Buschart Gardens) and Tea at the Empress I remember fondly.

Thanks for the memories.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:17:37 PM  
Love Overcomes All said...


You never cease to amaze me with your attentiveness to "fixing" things and keeping us informed such as the description of being fit.

Upon logging into the Blog, I was also surprised to learn one can post a photo by logging into the blogger and adding an URL address.

For an senior, you're pretty high tech!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:33:45 PM  
leslie said...

Ladies & Richard - just to let you know that Victoria is a city on Vancouver Island. It is the capital of British Columbia. Vancouver is a city on the mainland coast and the 3rd largest city in Canada. Vancouver and Victoria are both beautiful cities with a very lovely climate. If you hear about it raining around here ALL winter, it means there's a heavy mist - NOT rain like in other areas of Canada or the USA - I know, having lived in Ottawa and REALLY experienced what rain is! It seldom snows here because we are sheltered by the Strait of Georgia and the Coastal Range mountains. The weather is often likened to that of San Francisco. Who would like to come and visit? Would love to meet any/all of you wonderful ladies.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:54:46 PM  
leslie said...

PS - you, too, Richard. ;)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:56:48 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

All right, Ladies, I think we are good to go with the instructions for signing up for the Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletter. Thanks to everyone for trying it out and reporting back. Technology can be helpful and frustrating all at the same time.

Please start thinking of ways we can reach out to men to participate in the Senior Bachelor Adventure- particularly the Senior Bachelor/ette Cruise. What I hope to show them is that there are so many wonderful and exciting older women they can enjoy meeting- whether it is online or in person.

Someone mentioned in a blog a long time ago about seeing so many thousands of motorcycle riders going to a big meeting (in South Dakota?) Can you imagine the same sort of meeting for us single Seniors?! Sort of a Senior Woodstock (but cavorting on a ship or a resort instead of the mud)! I think we have a very good start here...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:57:14 PM  
leslie said...

Oh Richard! Please take out the word "older." We do not consider ourselves old. We are wonderful, exciting, vibrant, intelligent, beautiful, sexy, magnificent, radiant,adventurous...you get the drift. Thx.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:02:46 PM  
w in cencal said...

Hello Richard,
I can relate to your story about the unusual things transported on motorbikes in Vietnam. I lived in Seoul, South Korea for 2 years and I witnessed someone hauling a 20 foot palm tree on his moped! You should have seen him turn the corners...I learned how to ride the subways to get around because traffic was so crazy...In the USA and most other countries, we stay between the lines on the road. If there are 4 lanes, we see 4 cars across. Well, not so in Korea...if they can fit 7 cars in and between those lanes, they will, and the person in front always has the right of way...so, of course everyone wants to be up front. Don't get me wrong, I love Korea and the Korean people are some of the most gracious people I have ever met. The memories will be with me for the rest of my life.
I learned to drive as a teenager in the Los Angeles area and used to complain about the traffic there. I vowed never to complain again after travelling the highways and byways of Korea and China.
Good night to all...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:16:41 PM  
w in cencal said...

It's me again...
Since you asked Richard, an idea of how to reach other senior bachelors who might be interested in the cruise idea. Maybe through Oprah? It certainly worked in reaching out to the bachelorettes.
Good night again...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:22:49 PM  
let's talk about love said...

Good night dear Richard

Step right up, come on in……

Dark skin in linen, perfume on my wrist
Restless hearts, sleep alone tonight
I am forever yours faithfully.

These dreams are only when I close my eyes
Every second of the night, I live another life
Every moment of the way, I further run away

There is someone out there I can’t resist
I have been thinking about you baby
I want to taste your lips,
Funny how in dreams, your feet never touch the earth
Sweet dreams go on when I close my eyes.

Every second of the night, I live another life
Now in dreams I believe, I’ll hold you in my arms and never let go
I’d surrender everything to feel the chance to live again in a journey of discovery
I am forever yours, faithfully....

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:25:03 PM  
soft_rain said...

The new instructions worked perfectly. when I clicked on the "update" link at the bottom....

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:28:31 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Leslie: I wish I could be there tomorrow!! I LOVE VICTORIA!! I had my wedding reception on a yacht docked in front of the Empress Hotel and the Parliament building was all lit up with twinkle lites....Do you think they were just for me, or are they always there??? Then stayed in the Honeymoon suite at the Empress...Personly I love all of the little tea sandwhiches cause since they are so little I have the cance to tyy new thinks. It is fum trying toftry new fods!! Biked allover Victoria and I love the four story museum!! It is so awesome to go from one floor that features displays of clothes and gadgets from different decades and generations, and then go up or down a couple of floors to see and hear seals with an appropriate n O carol Peace and Blessings

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:35:43 PM  
Debby Eddy said...


The big motorcycle convention in South Dakota is in Sturgess. You can cross the street walking across the many, many mortorcycles. But I wouldn't advise that!

Just an FYI.


Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:41:00 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hello Dreamweaver

What a great choice of name...

I also love to listen to storytellers....and like yourself enjoy listening to the stories passed down from yesteryear!


Hello Richard

Love to read your news letters....

I am very surprised at how well you are at writing them ....hard to believe you are new to all of this....keep up the good work...

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 11:20:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

The GoldStar motorcycles I talked about took place on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. LoL


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:55:26 AM  
Anonymous said...

oops the Goldstar convention

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:56:34 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard,and the lovely Ladies of the Fog, oops Blog...lol,
First of all to the Ladies who commented on my suggestion to talk about fitness, thank you for your kind remarks, the great examples of your fitness, and all the great quotes! Wow,I was blown away by you all, thanks so much!!! I had a good meeting with a Wellness Coach at the Y, I did some work on the legs with the machines. I was encouraged that my legs are still quite strong. I also found out about some good ways to do cardio in the pool. I've made a good start today and am satisfied...:)

Richard, thank you for the very informative newsletter! My "cruise connection" worked just fine, I read your correction newsletter first actually. Thank you also for taking on the fitness topic along with other topics from the Blog. I am also "in training" so I can be in the best shape I can be for my 30 year high school reunion, the Journey with you, and the upcoming opera season, in that order. Oh, and Richard, I found it amusing in your travels in Vietnam that the pigs had "paws". I was raised on a ranch and the pigs I remember had "hooves"....lol.

A couple of my own quotes for the Journey: "A Sense of Humor, Don't leave home without it"
"Heaven ain't for Wimps"...whatever your idea of heaven is.

You all are a blessing to me....:)
The Operawench

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 3:26:12 AM  
Anonymous said...

good Morning,Richard-just thinking about the way to get the news out to-"mature Men",interested in the journey of a Cruise-how about "the Today"show-I am sure they would love to interview you,they might even ask how your Quest is coming...(afterall it is NBC)same as "Oprah"...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 5:58:29 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Take out an ads in the AARP magazine, travel agencies, LA, NY Times, local radio stations.

What cruise line will be used? It probably states this info in your newsletter but I'm too lazy to look, and for me its not my thang. I'm not interested in the cruise thingy (that's just me......simmer down whomever came up with the idea, its great).


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:44:30 AM  
zoe said...

CJ - You are too cute! Yes, the Parliament Buildings in Victoria were lit up just for you - yes, really!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:52:55 AM  
CC said...

If every Bachelorette would/could invite a Bachelor (brother, friend, cousin, co-worker) on the cruise -- with a discount price as incentive)-- perhaps that would help. My experience -- there are more Bachelorettes than Bachelors that would go for this venture, because UNFORTUNATELY the guys this age think they want younger women. They are SO missing out.....

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:53:28 AM  
Anonymous said...

Oprah is on ABC, in my neck of the woods, anyway.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:17:53 AM  
Forest Hills said...

I checked Oprah's site, and it seems the show's on the ABC network, judging from the local listings in California and New York. But I did think I heard today that she'd be joining NBC in the fall? Did anyone else hear that, too?


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:56:16 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

The Oprah Winfrey Show is "syndicated" which means whichever network pays the most money for an area gets to show it. As a result, TOWS is on NBC, CBS, and ABC, depending on the area where you live.... Thanks for your suggestions on the blog for yesterday's Newsletter. As you read, many of your questions were answered. By now, I think you know that most all of the questions you have will be answered at the appropriate time. Sometimes there are very good reasons for not answering some quesries at a particular time. I am pleased so many wonderful ladies have made new friends through the blog. That's really great!!! Again my thanks to the blog for starting the ball rolling re cruises. The number of people who have signed up for the Special Cruise Newsletters was amazing. I sure see lots of fun on these cruises, and yes, a challenge will be to get more men!!!I just had an idea, so let's try it out here. What if I asked all of the ladies on the regular Newsletter list to think of one man to have sign up for the Cruise Newsletters??? They're free, and no one else will ever see any names for a spam list, and this way we can get more men!! Just an idea. I'd love to hear your valuable feedback via this blog. Thanks for all of your help. Most sincerely, Richard Roe

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:15:07 AM  
Tangolady said...

Although I signed up for the cruise newsletter, I won't even consider going on such a cruise because (1) I don't like huge cruise ships ... much prefer very small >60-passenger boats, and (2) my previous experience with a "senior" cruise was disastrous and hilarious at the same time!

A few years ago a friend and I went on a Windjammer "senior singles" cruise which promised an equal number of men and women. They did keep their promise. With only a very few exceptions the women were vibrant, fit, and attractive, but the large majority of men could barely move around, either because of poor health or alcoholism!!

As CC said (and I've said it before in a previous blog) - any healthy, fit men who would go on such a cruise are looking for much younger women than I! Doesn't keep me from still dreaming optimistically, though!
Ciao ....

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:22:07 AM  
bdnc said...

I can count on one hand how many guys i know and they are all taken. If one of your guy friends like redhead, please ask them to contact me. :-) You didn't seem to like my hair, maybe one of your friends will like it... huh? ;-)

Have a great day !

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:24:35 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
So many thoughts:
1st is -- let's get more single Gentleman on the cruise??? Great!!!But if I knew a lot of them to choose from, with active lifestyles and attitudes like ours, I wouldn't be on this Blog.

I have already mentioned this activity to my male and female friends as I will the cruise. Everything seems to come right back to each of our desires and what we will do to achieve them.

A lingering Maintenance Perscription from theGood Old Days: A good wife and good health are a man's best friend.??

Us singles are doing more then just limping along thanks to the help of so many good friends. (I love to dance, but don't Line dance. I prefer a man to start my engine. I prefer a gentleman's company in so many activities, not because I won't try/do them without a man, but BECAUSE the LIKE MINDED man makes that Activity/Process/Whatever better. I don't alway get what I prefer, but will continue until I do or change my mind.

Like I have said, us ladies prove we already have the Cake. Men,like you, Richard, are the icing and a whole new presentation.

From my experience, the first thing so many men work towards, some more openly then others is: "Lets go to bed. We won't do anythig you aren't comfortable with." That of course starts a whole new Adventure.

I am glad to be part of this wonderful active growing group enjoying life's Buffet of People, Places and things with FIT Attitudes. The hardships just seem to be obsticles to get around.
I am glad to be old enough to have had enough experences to teach me what I know today. Often when I am with youngsters, I know I have survived what they still have to go through.
Part of what I started to say is that because we want our dreams to come true, we aren't over sleeping as so many mature males do.

It seems we 1st make our habits then our habits make us.
Life is short but it's the longest thing we get to do.
I love this Adventure and it's opportunities!!!!
(Cuddling isn't an Adventure.It's a Pleasure.)

The time I spend on this Blog???? Gosh!!!
I have more things to do today then I can possible get done. I'm out for the day.
Is it Sept 16th yet????
Love you all.
Mary Rose

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:44:39 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

UUUMMMMM........what if you get creepy men? (k, there are creepy women too).

I've stated in prior posts I am not interested in the cruising thing but yikes (not to think negatively) there are some FREAKS out there, and to be confined on a ship with a few of them could blow what could be a fun vacation. Is this ging to be a floating meat market? Overall, intentions are good I suppose, if you're into this sort of adventure.

Would there be some sort of screening before they sign up and pay?

Would you handle it like one of the other national cruise company's? Just curious.


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:44:57 AM  
SplashingWaters said...

Maybe one of our "own" fantastic women can be used in an auxilliary blogsite addressed to "senior men looking for senior women."

Could be interesting.


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:50:13 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
Guess I am almost out of here. I updated myself which meant I got to read Richard's blog that posted while I was writing.

I have personally wondered why men haven't been monitoring us or are they??
The one that took a leap and went on found what he wanted???

Maybe a Guy's sign up spot.

Where is a good balance??

Sometimes I question my own single minded focus, but it has proved successful for me in the past and at least doesn"t dilute my efforts.
Que sera,que sera.
Mary Rose

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:06:33 AM  
Mary R said...

PS, I just got to rinse my hair under the down spout. What a treat. We seldom get daytime rain here in Arizona. I wonder if I would have been as comfortable doing that if there had been a man around???
Mary Rose

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:15:41 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Does anyone know, offhand, what the demographics of Oprah's audience is? My idea would be to have "our" Richard of course back on the show for an "update", and at that time bring up the cruise concept. Then appeal to all those women watching who have what they believe to be an eligible brother, brother-in-law, father, cousin. Also appeal to some of our ladies who are keen on the cruise to offer their family and friends, and their http://....blogspot.com site for a "look-see" for the potential bachelors.

I believe this would be a good time to set up a separate Blog site, a venue dedicated to the healthy exchange between potential "cruise mates" (pardon the pun!)on who they are, what they enjoy in the opposite sex, etc. Something that you, RR, wouldn't necessarily have to monitor (delegate!).

Word of mouth, Oprah, Today, heck, even "Squawk Box" or MSNBC might plug it, and a lot of intelligent, active men watch that!

My 2 cents-worth!


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:20:17 AM  
nevawatts said...

Some thoughts for cruise publicity......men on board........

Good Morning America

The men I know watch early morning and late TV only.

The motorcycle arrival was not one of the better ideas (from my perspective only) depending upon where the cruise begins, of course.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:31:16 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Dear Bloggettes and Richard........

I would love to share the following documented results of highly important, extremely useful and incredibley significant medical data that has been backed by substantial scientific evidence. I found this data in my "inbox" this AM
This is restricted to audiences over a "certain age" only...you may want to activate your "censor" button....... this could very possibly either be deleted or I may be banished for life to the infamous naughty mat....but I found it so fun and worth sharing that I thought I would give it a try!! Sooooo here goes ....enjoy!!

This is hilarious! Be sure to read the warning at the bottom. I didn't change a word! I'm not messing with the Sex Fairy!

1. Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that
when women make love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair shine and skin smooth.

2. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced
cleanses the pores and makes your skin glow.

3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that romantic dinner.

4. Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It
stretches and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It's
more enjoyable than swimming 20 laps, and you don't need special

5. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria
and leaving you with a feeling of well-being.

6. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones. These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!

7. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT

8. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away.
Kissing encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the
level of the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.

9. Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the

10. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose.
Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

This message has been sent to you for good luck in
The original is in a room in the basement of the Dwight House Pub. It has been sent around the world nine times. Now sex has been sent to you.
The "Hot Sex Fairy" will visit you within four days of receiving this message, provided you, in turn, send it on.

If you don't, then you will never receive good sex again for the rest of your life. You will eventually become celibate, and
your genitals will rot and fall off. This is no joke! Send copies to people you think need sex (who doesn't?). Don't send money, as the fate of your
genitals has no price.

Well..hmmmmmm..what to say??
Perhaps we could start a Bolg site for those interested in signing up for this research project, solely for the interest of medical science!! That would sure help seperate the men from the boys (as it were!!)
I do beleive this Blog thang has created a nightmare: namely moi!
Hopefully no one is offended, just meant to lighten things up a notch...plus by the sounds of it we all could use a little "good luck in sex" and a visit from the "Hot Sex Fairy"......also I am sure at this stage in life we do not need one more thing to "rot and fall off".......EH???
ROCK ON!!!!!!

La Belle xox!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:06:34 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...


Great newsletter - thank you for the information. I'll be stepping up my exercise regime. I'm in pretty good shape, but want to be in "Race Around the World" shape. (Oh hot fudge sundies I will miss thee)

What if there was a specific website for "cruisers". We could all contact all of the nice bachelor fellas we know who might be interested so they could hop on board!

You are good at promoting - and have some great contacts who would no doubt help help promote this great venture. FUN!


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:22:07 AM  
Anonymous said...

Although I often am a wretched, miserable abstracted avatar of absent-mindedness, I think Splashing Waters did mention doing an attached blogsite for 'senior men'.


Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:26:58 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard! :)
I have just forwarded the Newsletter to two of my Bachelor Friends, one in Laguna Beach California who has written(not THE) but a book on Soulmate Relationships and another who lives up North just outside Toronto. A wonderful idea of yours Richard to get us to sign up a Bachelor friend or two for the cruise/s :)
from ~~flowingwhitewater~~ go with the flow:)
Senior Bachelorette:)
'out of africa'
Toronto Canada
p.s. believe it or not I am already planning what clothing to take on the cruise/s :) got that holiday vibe happening!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 11:35:34 AM  
leslie said...

Richard, with all due respect, it sounds like you plan on "racing" around and so are "in training" for this trip. No matter how fit a woman is, the man is usually stronger and if you keep up a pace that's comfortable for "you," you'll probably end up having to carry the lady to the airport to send her home.

I hope there will be time to stop and smell the roses, simply admire the view, and get to know the ladies.I never take a video camera with me because I prefer to feel the moment rather than look at it through a piece of glass. Sitting at an outdoor cafe, sipping a lovely cold drink, and watching the people go by can be just as interesting and fulfilling as trying to cram everything you can into a few weeks.

Regardless, I'm certainly willing to "try" to keep up with you. And as Dustin Hoffman said in "Midnight Cowboy" - 'Don't get a hernia' as you work out to be in top shape for the adventure. Remember, you're already probably way more fit than any of us.

smiles & hugs,
Leslie in VanCan

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:09:09 PM  
Anonymous said...

Leslie-- pardon me, I wish to refute... RR many not be way more fit than any of us.

AND to CB -- sex while doing laps and wearing sneakers is also not out of the question.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:23:22 PM  
sydney said...

Dear Richard & Everyone,
Come dine and lavishly entertained in a sumptuous Moroccan Palace. I'll be dancing at Dar Maghreb Moroccan Restaurant
Friday, August 12- Show starts at 9:00pm
Be sure to say "Mesmera" when making a reservation 323 876-7651
Special 4-course Moroccan feast (vegetarian available)and Bellydance Show
7651 Sunset Blvd. (at Stanley)
Please forgive late notice!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:32:08 PM  
splashingwaters said...

no man is worth missing an ooey-gooey-yummy-yummy-hot-fudge-sundae for :)!!

someone has written a book on relationships and can't get one?

possibly a mistake to presume level of fitness looking at P Mag pic.

'The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.' ********************************

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 12:33:36 PM  
droma said...

I'd be leary of anything or anyone of the sex/fairy combination.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 2:17:53 PM  
leslie said...

Okay, am going to take a chance on being sent to the naughty mat. Here goes:

A chicken and a freshly laid egg awaited the farmer's morning visit. Content, the chicken smoked a cigarette. The disgruntled egg, however, lay still a long time before cracking, "Well, you've certainly answered *that* question!"

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 3:30:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

Gettin' a little frisky in here. Better that than the whine!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 4:22:10 PM  
soft_rain said...


One dark night outside a small town in Wisconsin, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames.

The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around. When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.

Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby Norwegian rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65.

To everyone's amazement, that little run-down fire engine roared right past all the newer sleek engines that were parked outside the plant. Without even slowing down it drove straight into the middle of the inferno.

Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old timers jumped off right in the middle of the fire fought it back on all sides. It was a performance and effort never seen before.

Within a short time, the Norske old timers had extinguished the fire and had saved the secret formulas. The grateful chemical company president announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave fire fighters.

The local TV news reporter rushed in to capture the event on film, asking their chief, "What are you going to do with all that money?"

"Vell," said Ole Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "Da first thing ve gonna do is fix da brakes on dat *%#*!@* truck!"

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 7:47:46 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Leslie,
Ok Ok Ok....seriously I am not trying to be a dufus........but I REALLY don't get it!! I feel a titch better as my 24 yr old daughter was here at the time and she did not get it either..maybe it is a Quebec thang!! Anyone else not in the loop??
Perhaps if you could be so kind...you could explain when we get together in Sept..deal?? I'll even buy you a glass or two or three of wine...maybe then i will "get it"!!!!!!!
Ciao Bella!!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:02:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha once again Richard! Interesting guests on Larry King tonight. Kirk and Michael Douglas talking about their documentary which will 'air' on Saturday night called 'Father and Son...Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Female Director, knows the family for many years. I still have to see POP&ME, look forward to it!
This is the hopefully soon to be member of the FairyGodMother Club
thanks to 'soft rain':)
Sayanara...time for me beauty sleep:)
alias ~~flowingwhitewater~~
Champange Wishes and Caviar Dreams!
p.s. I am on 'Cruise Control' the local Radio Stations are advertising Alaskan and Hawaiian Cruises 1-800-YOURMAN

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 8:24:43 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Canadian Bloggette In regards to your FairySexMother...I fear that where there was once vital openings of youthful wonder, now only cobwebs abound and I do not think forwarding the FairySexMother poem would be of any help to me. LOL

Leslie I don't get the chicken and the egg joke....the chicken comes before the egg?...LOL
Didn't want to say anything, but since Canadian Bloggette jumped right in there, I quess it's ok for me to admit ignorance.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:22:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

I agree with Neva Watts...The men I know also watch early morning and late TV only. I haven't met many men that TIVO Oprah....Now meeting woman, that's where you want to visit Oprah (right Richard?)

I would love to get my brother on this cruise....I know he doesn't watch Oprah. Actually he works so much, he doesn't watch too much TV and doesn't have time to meet quality women. He needs to find a nice woman who will "persuade" him to enjoy life a little more!

I like Richard's idea..."Senior Woodstock" Taking it a little further. Fun and Frolic on the 7 Seas. Ten fun filled days and nights....Find your soul connection
while being wined, dined, and pampered on the Senior Love Boat connection. On a larger cruise ship, there is lots of room and the more the merrier, and greater odds of meeting a possible partner. A survey could be taken ahead of time to find out major areas of common interest and then on board there could be group parties centered around the most popular topics.(Dancing, Travel, Investment/Tax Seminar, Real Estate, Photography, or whatever) There are probably people in the group who could give a presentation or set something up.

Maybe EHarmony could help with the survey to match people up on the cruise,or get similar people together in the same room, at least.

Fun party mixer with a raffel of a great trip or something. (There's got to be a sponsor for that..look
at the great market that is being tapped....us! The possiblities are endless.

I think it's going to be so much fun....Hey, I'm gonna go pack my bags now!!

A Nonny Mouse who loves to travel

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:27:45 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

MaryR Lady you crack me up with your pantyhose thing.

We've just moved into a new home (a rental) while our next new home is being built. We haven'e had hot water for 8 days now. I guess it's not too bad when it's 110 outside anyway. Take a cold shower and run outside to get dry and warmed up.

My son-in-law is so funny sometimes he just makes me roll on the floor. Last evening he saw a black widow spider on the front porch and my daughter runs to get some bug spray and brings him a can of "Spring Garden" Raid. I'm cracking up while my son-in-law sprays this huge spider as he says "Die you big ole good smelling spider you!" LOL Kids they are the joy of my life even if they are in their 30's.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:28:42 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

OH DEAR DESERT FLOWER........SUCH TRAGIC NEWS!!!I think the "Sex Fairy" IS exactly what you need....such a wonderful holistic approach to sooooo many ailments...even cobwebs!!! Oh...and one more great side effect...if we were blessed by the "Sex Fairy" maybe...just maybe we would get Leslie's joke!! I am guessing that Leslie HAS been blessed!! Yah!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:41:46 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Just For Your INFO I have invited 7 men to this site and to RR's news letter and told them to go and sign up for the cruise. All of these men are non-drinkers, non-smokers, and do not or have never used drugs. None have any infractions with the law and all are very, very nice men, looking for a lady. They are men that I have met on a dating service that I do not have any chemistry with, but are still clean cut men. There are two that I shall hold back for myself. LOL HEE HEE HEE.
I have invited them to this site to talk with you women and get to know you. Now if the rest of these ladies would do the same we'd be cooking. CathinCarolina has 3 male friends she could invite. Where is she anyway?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:52:54 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

For Anyone Emailing Me My email system is down and I will have a new email address shortly. No phone lines yet. And BOO HOO I haven't been able to get RR's newest newsletter.

Leslie If you returned an email regarding Sept visit I haven't gotten it yet cus of the aforementioned stuff. LOL

BDNC You get your hair back to normal yet?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:59:56 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

CanadianBloggetteNo What I really need is some little hot young stud muffin. LOL AW OH! off to the naughty mat I go.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:17:36 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey desertflower,
Leslie mentioned that perhaps you may make it to Vancouver in Sept, that would be awesome as I will also be there from the 10th - 18th
So try real hard...we could all get in serious trouble together....ok??
ps. About the young stud muffin...maybe you could find 7 of those as well...yah!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:22:54 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

CB I'm going to try! Gotta find out where the nearest airport is to fly in though.

We could have a blast - probably lose about 25lbs just laughing. Course you shouldn't lose anymore, you're just a speck as it is.

Where is the closest airport there anyway?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:48:14 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey desertflower,
The closest airport to Vancouver would be the Vancouver Airport!
Not too hard to find so you should be ok!
This is fabulous news, way cool!! I am staying with my daughter but would have lots of time to puddle around and have fun!
Of course any other bloggettes are welcome to join us!!! Let us know!!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:57:34 PM  
Operawench said...

BDNC: Perhaps you should dye your hair neopolitan, then Richard could have his share of blonde, brunette and red head....lol

Leslie: I'm kind of a dork when it comes to jokes and I don't get the chicken and egg joke either. My guess though is that the farmer brought a rooster over and the chicken was "very satisfied", thus the cigarette( some people's favorite sexual afterglow...yuk). Am I close???? Do I win the "cigar"????

Ladies do go out and get the this months issue of Vogue with Madonna on the cover. Some very inspiring stories of women from their 20s into their 80s. I read the story about the 81 year old, heck she might put Richard to shame with all the traveling she does! I'm sending Richard a quote from that particular article that I hope he will use in the Newsletter.....

All the best,
The Operawench

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:24:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

chicken/egg: "Do you smoke after sex?"??
"naughty map"

Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:29:59 AM  
zoe said...

Well, I'm certainly glad someone has stepped up and admitted they didn't get that chicken joke! I've heard it before and didn't get it the first time around either. I thought it was just me! Have forwarded it to a friend so when he explains it to me, will let you all know (assuming no one else has explained it by then).

Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:21:52 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Ok Leslie girl.........so glad I am not the only dufus in Blogville...I think perhap we need a brief explantion.Ive even tried the post smoking thing and .....I STILL DON'T GET IT..........HELP!!
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:02:00 AM  
Forest Hills said...

ZOE! It's exactly what you think, if you let your mind "get" the sex part of the joke: What (who) "CAME" first? The chicken, obviously! (the cigarette being the symbol for the satisfaction afterwards!) Now, come on!!

To Annony mouse: Scroll back a bit and you'll see that I, and lots of others, have proposed the same thing. But now, especially, the cruise blog would be appropriate, and would free up this Blog talking/writing about it.

Ladies, yes, if you already knew decent guys ... you wouldn't need to go on the cruise. But if fellow blogettes, Oprah viewers, friends contribute who THEY think are decent guys, hopefully that would vet out the so-called "creeps" some are concerned about. Then again, one person's nice brother might be a "creep" to someone else. But the male contingency would tend to grow exponentially once it got around. And from there you just might meet one or two pleasant enough gentlemen to keep company with. Or,I guess it's good a lot of you are keen on just meeting each other on the cruise.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:10:53 AM  
zoe said...

Suzan - ok, ok, I 'get' it! (I wasn't the only one ya know!) Hmmm, somehow I just figured you might be the one to explain... Oh well, thoes who did 'get' it are no doubt chuckling (that word looks so odd spelled out right now) to themselves about those of us not in the know!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:16:37 AM  
bdnc said...


I've been noticing your fancy smancy posting. ;-)You've been busy with your techie stuff. good on you ! And remember about the hair removal thingy? didn't get any response, but tsokay:-(

What happened to the chicken/eggs?
Did i just miss it?

Where art thou babe? i am on my way out.. was going to call you this morning and YOU'RE IT!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:17:39 AM  
bdnc said...

ooooops Sorry ZOE
now i got it.... :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:18:48 AM  
bdnc said...

dang! delete that last comment please! SORRY Suzan :-) got it!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:20:12 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjourno muchachos (sp?)
OK.......OK........OK!!!!!!YEAH.......I FINALLY GOT IT!!!!!
I was about to make another pun ABOUT "GETTING IT"......but I refrained.
Hey BDNC.....sent you an email..I will try calling demain in the day....I think that works..let me know!I must admit a little pooped today...was up till the weehours on the phone with some wild and crazy Vancouverite!
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:33:38 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Hi Zoe!
Got your photo and email! Will comment in private. BUT, I just HAD to get your attention and 'chuckle' along with everyone who got it, and those who didn't right off the bat. That ole "chicken and egg" joke, sexy variation!

bdnc: You are the best with the "techie" stuff. I've seen the hair/clothes/background changes done. Adobe has good software for it. I haven't bought the manual yet, so I try/fly by the seat of my panties.

Last night I deleted my underwater photo blog in order to rescan the pictures, and repost to the correct size. Then the blog went off the air for an hour. I fell asleep, woke up at 4:30 this am to finish, finish I did, and just as I was about to hit the Post Blog button, Microsoft internet "encountered" some error and I lost everything I did last night and this morning. Grrrrrrr.
Well, it'll be a lot easier and quicker tonight. I want to post new photos: SHARKS of Fiji!! Among other beautiful sights!

Bom dia para todas! (Portuguese!)


Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:47:05 AM  
Phyl said...

To Desertflowers:

Thanks for your comment re 'Anonymous' asking/telling? me to go away!!!!!!!!!!! I do live in Ireland :).


No guts eh?? No name?? my reply to you ....... GET LOST!!!!!!!!

Love to all ..... Ph

Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:53:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

Here is the answer to the JOKES

The chicken came first! (answer to the age old questions of which came first, the chicken or the egg)

The firemen ended up in the center of the fire because their brakes were bad, not because they were so brave.

I have spent a lifetime explaining jokes to my blond family members and friends.


Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:48:55 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

Why don't we seem to have many new bloggers on this site?

Mary R

Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:04:12 AM  
leslie said...

Forest Hills: you get the prize! and CB - I'm only "blessed" vicariously through the jokes. Hope now you all "get" it, you had a good laugh.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:05:12 AM  
Phyl said...

To MaryR:

Hi to you ... Good question. I don't know why there are no new bloggers. Maybe they pop in and see comments about people having being deleted for different views so, therefore, can't be bothered, or maybe it's because they see other people signing in as 'Anonymous' and being nasty to regular bloggers ... hard to say isn't it?

Also, maybe people are just not interested!

Have a lovely day


Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:10:25 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Phyl I didn't realize you live in Ireland. It's rather interesting to find that women are following this adventure of RR's from all over the world. What part of Ireland ya from. My mother's ancestry is Irish. Her mother's maiden name being "Derphy". She had the bright auburn hair that goes with the name as well. My dad's heritage is Italian/Indian. So I got the dark hair and olive skin from him. Although I now color that dark stuff which is more white than it is dark. LOL

Just wondering if we have any other ladies talking here from out of the United States. I know we've got three or four from Canada and Veva is from Hawaii. Any others? Haven't heard fro the Bristish Blog Police for a while.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:29:46 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Phyl You're a trip. I had a fellow blogger the other day tell me I was irreverent the other day and I laughed it off, by saying "Hey I thought I was being pretty darn sly."

Now you as well as RR knows that we can't please everyone with our diverse personalities so get your panties out of the twist. Hey maybe one of those jr. size thong thangies from RR's shop will help.

Just pulling your leg there.

HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM STARLITEINMYEYES AKA WANDA? I've emailed her several times and no answer. The last I heard is CathyinCarolina was sending a friend over to meet up with her.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 9:40:14 AM  
neva said...

Desert Flowers

You could fly into Seattle and then take a sea plane or boat into Vancouver if you have the time and want to add some adventure.

The sea plane usually lands and the boat docks not too far from the Empress I think.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:02:59 AM  
Phyl said...

Hey Suzanne aka desertflowers

*LOL* @ you! Honest injun ... knickers not in a twist ;).
Was scrolling merrily away and saw that anonymous posting and was a bit taken aback (especially as it was just after a comment I made about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross) so just shot back a response ... you know me ;).

Yep I live in Dublin. Believe it or not I have never heard of your grandmother's maiden name before. Was gonna ask you if you're sure *LOL*.
I feel I should say here that everyone in Ireland DOES NOT RED HAIR although your mom obviously had and then we have BDNC turning up with the most vibrant head you could imagine ... she's so funny.

Seems to be that most of the bloggers live in US and Canada (I know you guys don't like to be lumped in together :)) but all part of the North American continent. Wonder where Droma is living. (think she's German??)

Wanda does seem to have disappeared ... maybe with Cathy's friend!!! As for BBPolice, they probably weren't even british, just some eejits hanging out for a while!

I had a look at your site today and congrats to you again. Lovely pic. Didn't leave a message cause my email address is my full name and was just being careful so I don't get any spam. Will set up a different email address.

By the way, where in Arizona are you? I met a lovely man on my travels who lives in Tuscon. Works at the University there.

Gotta go ...

Be good (not)

Ciao ..... Phyl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:16:11 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonjourno Mary R,
My thinking (for what it is or is not worth!) is that I believe many women of "a certain age" more than likely do not have access to computers and are not super tech literate as we Bloggettes clearly are, which could be why there aren't more women Blogging in to SB's site.
So whatever that is worth.... 2 cents?? that is my thinking!
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:21:06 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Hey Phyllis!
You probably don't remember me, but it was way back in those days when YOU also posted as Anonymous. I was getting miffed 'cause we weren't getting any personal info from RR. I believe I was the first who asked you and you gave your name to. Up until then, I really thought you were Italian (Ciao - P sign-off!)!!! I was also one who wondered where you went off to, wishing your caustic humor back, and glad to have you, and it, back! I also remember the many times since that you've referred to yourself as Irish! I'm half Irish, too, on father's side.

Well, I sincerely think that YOU were the "British Police" that some are referring to. Censorship seems to have stopped, or is it that overall griping has diminished substantially?

Anyway, we've all spent hours on the "chicken and egg" joke. So, ladies, what's the next general topic??? Anymore good jokes out there?!!!

Chuckling through lunch,


Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:23:30 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi Phyl,
My daughter just returned from Ireland with her cutie patootie boyfriend who is also Irish, from Calloway! I have Irish blood in my veins as well...my Dad used to tell me the "sperm donated to my cause" was really donated from a leprechaun.....not the best of visuals I must say!!
I must go back scrolling and find the "Anon" comment......I too will be miffed especially after our Kubler Ross exchange!! Not nice!
"Write your hurts in sand and your carve benefits in stone!"
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:36:54 AM  
tangolady said...

Ah ladies ... I hope no one gets mad at me for saying this! Perhaps one of the reasons there are so few new bloggers is that so much of what is posted is totally irrelevant! It's nice girly (oh my goodness - I just used Schwartzenegger's favorite word!) chit-chat stuff which I certainly am happy to engage in with my friends. But on the Internet in full view of everyone, and on RR's site? Uh, uh!! And I sure can't imagine any man choosing to join in such conversations as these.

On the subject of RR's definition of a "fit" lady ... considering the kind of traveling he's done, he probably should have warned everyone who may travel with him that they'll have to be very tolerant about the general levels of cleanliness and sanitation found in the countries you will probably be visiting. You may be staying in nice hotels with modern toilets, but on the road and off the beaten track, you're likely to find bathroom facilities worse than the worst outhouse you've ever used ... or perhaps nothing at all but the nearest tree, rock or bush! And I've been in places where even those weren't available! You'd probably turn him off if you whined and complained about this!

Ciao from Ann Arbor, MI

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:54:14 AM  
HeiressChild said...

Good Afternoon All,
to mary r, phyl, and canadian bloggette: you were asking and commenting about new bloggers. i'm new as far as signing on, but not new to reading the blogs. i've only sent a couple of blogs, but i always read them. i'm kind of quiet, and haven't had much to say so far, but i love reading everyone's comments. the harmony between you is great. some are so funny, and every now and then, there's someone who slips through with negativity, but i'm glad that this site is being used in a postitive manner. i'm really just learning how to use the blog, and i follow instructions given to others, like how to insert photos. i didn't know how to insert in bold letters the person's name i'm responding to so i just put it in my text. i'll continue to read and follow the blogs, and will chime in from time-to-time with some comments. there may be others who just read and never comment also, but know i'm always reading about what's going on. i did sign up for the cruise newsletter, so who knows?

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:00:34 AM  
Forest Hills said...

See, you're contributing comments like many others! And usefull ones at that! It's just that some of the ladies comment on comments, which turn into what seems to be a dialogue (when this happens, quite a few go to each other's blogs to get more personal, and out of blog/everyone's view). And then, when there's a hot topic, then all heck breaks loose, and everyone has to comment (or not!)!

So, welcome back! Your earlier comments on age, your vitality, and "joie de vivre", served as inspiration to comments by many, and I for one am grateful for your presence and continued contributions here!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:26:39 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Hey Phyl Obviously you don't remember me. "Suzanne from Mesa, Arizona" That's me luv, same ole same oh. Had to change my name to get my blog and pic on the site. LOL Linda and Mary R are both down in the Tucson area.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:26:56 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Neva That sounds so fun. I was going to fly into Ottawa where Leslie is from Phoenix. I found a round trip ticket for $320.00. Can you get one cheaper for me? It sounds like we want to be there around the 18th of Sept. Thanks Suzanne

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:29:50 AM  
droma said...

Hello Blogg(ette)s,
I am a D.P. =Displaced Foreigner, live in Ohio with my family all still in Germany. I definately think, act and look like the "stereotype" German, tall,bb,and blond. Go ahead with the blond jokes, I'll add them to the collection my patients made up for me.
Tschuess, Ciao, Adieu,
Be Good, and if you can't be good, try harder.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:40:32 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Canadian Bloggette I agree that most of the more mature people most likely have no idea how to get on a computer to join in on our wonderfully entertaining conversations.

ForestHills Ah Michigan, have a ex-step daughter there in Michigan somewhere. If my brain were working today and I could remember her married name, I could tell you exactly where she lived. LOL What do you mean the male gender wouldn't just love to join in on this girly talk of ours. I think we talk about some purty darn interesting stuff. LOL

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:43:15 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Heiresschild Hi there, sorry it may of seemed we were ignoring you but we're not. Welcome. We can teach you how to "BOLD or write in BLUE but it is rather a pain in the patootie.

THe message I sent to Foresthills was actually meant for TangoLady I think. I'm really in a fog today. Sinuses and all very clogged. LOL.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:50:10 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Dr Oma Does "bb" stand for Big Boogs? Really, I don't know what that means and it's the only thing I could come up with. LOL

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:51:22 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey desertflower,
Could ya email me re your possible trip to Vancouver, I could be confused (wouldn't take much!) Leslie lives in Vancouver which is a heck of a long way form Ottawa??

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:52:36 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Suzanne -
I live in Forest Hills, burough of Queens, New York! (Might you be confusing it with Wake Forest?)!! And I believe it was "Tangolady" who made the comment on the men not wanting to join in. Last time we can a rooster in this henhouse (remember Geezer?!), he high-tailed it out of here fast! Oh, well. To each his/her own!

Did you get hooked back up, yet? You do seem a bit spooked!

That's Suzan, from
Forest Hills, NYC!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:53:16 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

ForestHills No I'm still without email. I mean really Richard could be trying to contact me for goodness sakes. I'm at my wits end. LOL

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:57:42 AM  
Anonymous said...

Yesterday afernoon Microsoft Windows shut down on me too, with loss of data. Do they do this nationwide when there are problems?

Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:57:57 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

OOOPs Desertflower I forgot re yr email....perhaps could you send a note re yr trip through my Blog...that'll work.
Merci Buckets

Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:01:28 PM  
neva said...

Desert Flowers.

You might try travelocity.com and/or cheap tickets.com.

I was referring to Victoria on Vancouver, not Ottawa. I think Leslie is in Vancouver also.

United Airlines sometimes has specials to Seattle, but I am not sure what their service is out of Phoenix. (usually weekend getaways)

Aside: The sea plane from Seattle is somewhat expensive. The boat is not but takes about 3 hours I think. If you go to Seattle, stop by Pike's Fish Market to add adventure also.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:11:29 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

NeVA thanks for the info. You're so nice. I was thinking (that was my first mistake) that you were a travel agent. LOL I'm giving it up for awhile, can't seem to get the brain working today.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:26:00 PM  
droma said...

bb= Brigit Bardot, ha,ha...
girly talk= what we share here and would amaze any male as to the topics; "open up to me like you do your girlfriends" by? popular hit
new bloger= like loosing your virginity, once initiated its' easier to do it again
Ellen, a.k. smarta..llic

Thursday, August 11, 2005 12:46:27 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Dear Droma:
On that topic of "virginity" - it actually came up in my office acouple of days ago, and the unanimous vote by all the men was that it was no pleasure to them to take it (what few who could say they did). The women just laughed, saying it wasn't great for them, either! But as you say (write), once initiated, it's easier to do it again. Which takes me back to my frustrations with uploading pictures to this blog!

Leslie, bdnc, Suzanne:
And I still can't do the BOLD or BLUE. All I get are the symbols ... nothing else happens.
Is it my computer at work? My laptop at home can't do it either. Nor can my doing it in Word, then copying onto this ... And I just got (several) error messages telling me "Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is broken." ?????

My blogs aren't as pretty as y'alls, boohoo!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:08:40 PM  
Phyl said...

Wey hey ....... where to start???

Suzanne aka desertflowers ... of course I know its you (artist formerly known as Suzanne Mesa Arizona). Didn't realise Mesa was a place, that's why I asked ;). Girl, your sinuses are deffo blocking your head today ;).

Suzan Forest Hills:

How could I forget you :). I remember all ... honestly ... I even remember reading that you were wondering where I was gone ... I just got pissed off being deleted when I had a different opinion .... didn't post for a while!
However, babes, I DEFINITELY WAS/AM NOT THE BRITISH BLOG POLICE... cmon... sure the Brits starved most of us to death *LOL* (said tongue in cheek). That's why so many of us ended up in the USofA bringing you guys into the world ... LOL ... No way would I take on a British nickname!! Having said that I don't obviously blame any living British person for the Famine, all the British people I know have apologised *LOL* even though it wasn't their fault. (again, said tongue in cheek)!!Hey, I'm even invited to one of my UK friends wedding in Norfolk in Nov .. so you see ..... all pals etc etc.... just the odd little undercurrent ;). BTW Suzan, I always use 'ciao' ... I know its Italian but it's kind of a general European thing also. In Ireland we tend to adopt whatever we like about different cultures and use it ourselves ... sorrrrrry and all that (not). Ah lovely to know you're half Irish too and from Queens ... now there's a surprise ;)

CB .... wow ... was your daughter visiting Ireland or living here for a while. I think you probably mean that her boyfriend is from Galway?? cause I have NEVER heard of Calloway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is patootie???

Heiresschild: Hi to you. I've noticed your postings. I think like you said that there are probably people reading the blog but not necessarily posting on them for various reasons. You're not Paris Hilton are you ..... *now you know I'm just kidding you*
I think!

Droma: Hi fellow European albeit displaced :). Yeah what does bb stand for??

BTW Suzan, censorship is still around ... I was deleted very quickly a few times over weekend which I think brought about the comments from the anonymous person telling me to GO. That posting was on previous blog ... that's just for FYI.

Neva .. wow ... flying into Seattle and taking a boat or boatplane to Vancouver sounds fantastic. When I go there that's what I'm gonna do.

The parts of the US I've visited are the New England States, NY couple of times, Florida, California ... all beautiful.

This is so long I'll probably be deleted for length instead of content this time so read FAST.

Love to all

Ciao .... Phyl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:09:07 PM  
Phyl said...

p.s. To Tangolady:

I addressed you in a post which was deleted. This was just to say that I think you're fantastic. I'm determined to learn the tango, probably will this year ... an Italian DJ friend of mine does the music for some Argentinians who teach the tango and my sense is that the South Americans are the best people to learn from. I'm getting that from your posting on your tango travels to SA with your teachers etc. I really do think you rock!

Agree with whoever said that most men would be ok about chatting here. the 'Geezer' was fine, he just didn't agree with Richard's method of finding a partner (which was his prerogative ... the disagreeing I mean) and he just said what he thought .. no crime there. La la la ... heading merrily into deletion territory again ;).

So dance on mon ami ... Ciao.... Phyl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:18:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

HTML tags are used as below, but leave out the spaces between symbols and letters.

anchor = < i >anchor< / i >
bold = < b >bold< / b >
italic = < i >italic< / i >

If message appears that the tag is not allowed or not closed, usually it's because the / has been left out. [courtesy of a BBB] DF

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:52:02 PM  
Anonymous said...



Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:54:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi Phyl,
I can not blame my "sinuses" I am just suffering form Brain Cramps today!!
YES it is Galoway!! Sorry About that!
A "CUTIE PATOOTIE" is loosely translated as:
aka "SWEET AND GREAT LOOKING YOUNG MAN"... a rare commodity these days
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:18:35 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hi there Richard

Hope all is well for you

Did you finally get rid of that pinched nerve...ouch!

Don't forget to take the time to rest & relax

Thank you for all that you are doing...

Keep up the good work

Have a beautiful day

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:19:24 PM  
leslie said...

Suzanne (aka desertflowers, be very careful that you are booking a flight to Vancouver and not Victoria. If you're not hooked up to email yet, go into my blog and communicate to me that way. Okay? We can take a trip over to Victoria on a weekend when you're here (I haven't been over there for nigh on 30 years!! Unbelieveable since I live 10 mins. from the ferry.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:42:57 PM  
Phyl said...

CB .... say it after me ... Galway
Galway LOL LOL ..... course he's a hot tottie gorgeous thing ... aint he Irish *LOL*.

Happy: are you the BBB posting ;)?

Ciao .... Phyl

p.s. I'm at home this evening hence the barrage of postings!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:43:12 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Phyl You never stop amazing me with your one li ners and make me giggle. Gallllll Wayyyyyy LOL

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:50:34 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Leslie Just went over to your blog site and read "Something Fishey Story" You are so funny. I think I had a conversation like that once. No not really just kidding.

You know that ole saying I keep using "Mental Pause" I just now forgot my blog name and had to scroll down and see what I called myself. GAWD......the hormones are raging today. LOL

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:56:21 PM  
onrynurse said...

Hi all,
Richard...Ha, I figured out my prob with the blog yest!! It stemed from being sleepy from a 12 hr shift...HA!! The mind was a gonner then!! Disreguard the email!!

Sturgis, is the biker thing you were talking about!! Going on this coming weekend!! Bikers everywhere going up the interstate!! It is a big thing here since we are so close to SD!!
I hear it is a wild and fun thing!!

Will think of some fella to recommend the newsletter to abt the cruise esp. but all the good ones seem to be taken!! YA know!!

By the way great newsletter this time!!

All of you guys have a good weekend!! I am working and have two birthdays here to boot!!My baby turns 29!! Yuk, makes me sound old!! Not good!!

Linda(onrynurse!! tee hee!!)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:57:06 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Hey what kind of work does everyone do? I know Leslie is a teacher and Cheryl CB is an artist jewelry entrepeneur. I was a Private Investigator prior to retiring and now I'm a Grannie. What do you ladies do. Phyl you off today right......

Thursday, August 11, 2005 2:58:40 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

LeslieGo over to CJ's blog site, I've got a question for ya.


Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:05:54 PM  
Phyl said...

Hey Desertflowers aka Suzanne

Galway .. .thank you ... no 'o' in the middle. CB will murder me and blame me for everything again *LOL*.
Private Det. no less ... wow ... funnily enough I was out with a friend of mine couple of nights ago and we decided we'd make great PI's ... hmmm.

As for moi ... over last 30 years worked as PA in lots of industries, then ex and I started our own business in mid 80s. Separated nearly 3 years ago so moi not involved in the business anymore. Have a diploma in Personal & Business Coaching which I've been doing but hasn't really caught on here yet so money not great. Also I find it quite isolating working on one-to-one basis with people so I've decided to job hunt again. Weird when you've been working for yourself for so long. But then again I might enter this competion *LOL* and go travelling. I reckon I'd be in with a chance (like yourself) but Richard and I would probably end up killing each other *LOL*.... body deletion in the jungle!!!!!!!!!!

What do you mean 'retired'. Hate that word .... you've just chosen a different path ... right!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:12:59 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hello Bloggettes!
Some of you are so funny ... and cracking me up! You know who you are. : )

Regarding why more people don't post here - I agree that it might have to do with some people not being computer literate ... but it may be a question we can't answer here. I used to spend a lot of time on the Message Boards for Trafalgar Travel ... which is a very active Board.

Lots of people would post their trip journals and share their travel tips, etc. A great site. But over and over, new people would come on and try to find out who was going on their particular trip - and get no response. And people would come back from their trip - and say that no one on their tours even knew about the BB.

So ... though all of us may be excited about this site and 'into' it - many others may not even be aware of it ... or not interested in it. And - if guys came on here, obviously, the dynamic would change (which could be great fun). But ... since the main topic is supposed to be related to SB - I can understand why there are few or none on here. But if there is a Blog for the Cruise ... that would surely be interesting. And I bet guys would join up got that.

Anyway ... just my two cents on that. : )

Also - I told a single guy that I work with about the Cruise today (he will be 50 next month) and he was very interested and wants me to send him the info on the Newsletter. So ... I'm going to make a list of potential 'Cruise guys' that are nice - but just not for me. Unfortunately, I have a lot of those kinds of friends. : )

Have a good one!

Click Girl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:14:19 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Don't despair Ladies and I know Richard has missed me!!!!

I am skimming the Blog, for lack of time and will promise to catch up with the Blogs recent happenings next week when my new laptop arrives.

Sometimes, those of us who have these Brilliant and Novel ideas, create more things for ourselves than we can handle. Know what I mean, Richard??

I have phone number for Wanda and promise to check on her ASAP,
Before you compassionate souls think she has been abducted by my friend, who hasn't even made it to Montana, yet.


Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:16:47 PM  
Phyl said...

p.s. on the other hand, we might fall madly in love and dump the other 5 *LOL ... you know the saying ... thin line between love and ....... deletion??

Will go and ponder that one ;)

Ciao .. Phyl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:29:46 PM  
bdnc said...

To anyone interested in Spellchecker
Just found out that Google bar has a spellchecker.

You have a remarkable wisdom but how can you be so sure that there is not one man blogging here?

No big deal...you're comments are very much appreciated by many, so i say "go4it"

Please pass me the "bucket" :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:49:24 PM  
Phyl said...

Hey BDNC .... where is your red head dahling?

What do you mean 'no big deal'?? What? and what am I to GO4????? confused confused


ps left a msg on yr lovely blog :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 3:58:48 PM  
Forest Hills said...

To Anonymous - BF

Well, I got the italics OK! Let me try bold!

What the heck is the letter a??


Thank you!! Now back to my underwater photos! Again!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:01:35 PM  
bdnc said...

I am just wondering why someone would delete your comments. And I say Go4it and keep blogging! :-) RU still Confused? Cause i am *lol* as always.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:41:29 PM  
bdnc said...


Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:43:20 PM  
bdnc said...

Oh! B4 I forget... click me please.. there's just a little thing i'd like to share with all women....

Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:48:20 PM  
leslie said...

foresthills Congrats! I just "got" it, too. Looking forward to seeing your photos.

desertflowers Go to CJ's site to get answer plus msg. I emailed you this morning before knowing your email was down.

Sorry Richard for using your site to communicate like this. We really should be doing it on our own blog sites. However, I hope you are getting through the stuff that has already arrived but haven't yet got your "finalists" chosen. My stuff should be coming soon. At the very least, my video should be good for a laugh :D I hope your California weather is as good as it is up here.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:54:42 PM  
Operawench said...

Desertflowers, hello! I am a real Operawench! I've sung in the chorus of the San Diego Opera for the past 8 seasons. I am also a paid church soloist/choir section leader. I also sing for a Jewish Temple during High Holy Days as their alto soloist/choir section leader. I'm also trying out some online home businesses to supliment the income. Since you are a former PI have you done a background check on Richard yet???lol.

Phyl, so glad to hear you are actually a real Irishwoman! I want to get to Ireland so bad someday! I am 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Dutch....Does that make me 3/4 Blarney and 1/4 Sense? Or maybe it's the other way around???

TangoLady, thank you for your contributions to the Blog. I lost my modesty in college years ago so I'm capable of using whatever toilet nature provides. You won't find me whining. Now I'm just deciding for the trip to the Amazon whether I should pack corn cobs for the outdoor toilet....lol.

Ladies, I think there are many women reading the Blog but not contributing for one reason or another. Everyone that receives the Newsletter knows that Richard has a Blog. I actually read the Blog for a few weeks before writing anything here.

To the Journey,for wherever and whomever we go with,
The Operawench

PS: The Ferry ride from Bremerton, Wash. to Vancouver is a lovely trip!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:26:38 PM  
Forest Hills said...

TO LESLIE and other Bloggettes
(Ow my gawd, I DID it!!! Hurray and halleluiah!!

Taking a break from my underwater photos. Heck, it's not easy. My problem is too many photos, then I add text; bye-bye rest of photos. grrrrrr. OK, everyone's hunky-dory.

OHHH - one thing I remembered: RR seems to have, indeed, a "ghost reader", so the more we gab amongst ourselves, it seems, the more we free up 'himself' (that's for you, Phyl!), the more he "works". And we DO want him to have seen - all the new ones that come into his realm, don't we? Do we? Don't WE, of Blogland KNOW that those who are committed, have or will have in the next week or two? After that? New videos to clog his rational mind?!!!! oh, meooww. I know. Where's the mat?!!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:26:41 PM  
Phyl said...

*LOL*@U Suzan

ohhhhhhh a ghost reader ... how exciting ... I wouldn't mind a job like that. Actually Richard, if you're looking for one, I'm free at the moment!!! Oh for the power of a deletion button ...... nearly orgasmic *LOL*. Get thee to that mat Suzan ;).


3/4 Irish .... definitely qualifies you as mad IMO .. in a good way. Glad the famine didn't wipe your lot out and hey you're still singing *LOL* ... how bad can that be.

LMAO at your corn on the cob suggestion for the jungle!

Hey guys, I'm feeling a warm fuzzy feeling of popularity tonight so to hell with the anonymous who told me to go ........ LMAO AND ROTFLOL..... way to go ... wey hey ........

Ciao..... Phyl

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:37:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard:)
It's gettin' hot in hea!
'soft_rain' The Hot (Sizzling)
Senior Firemen' thangy is a hoot,
thanks for sharing:) By the way who knows just maybe my Settlement will be good enuf to enable us to have our own luxurious cabin next door to each other. If you are not in favour of sharing a cabin, then the 'FairyGodMother'will hopefully be in a financial position to grant that wish for you to have ya own cabin! By the way if we do agree on sharing, I take it you are FEMALE:) considering the beautiful romantic poetry/floetry that is directed from you to our 'man of the moment'Richard:)

Richard: You came up with a very good plan suggesting we use 'code names' and then when meeting on the
first cruise, trying to guess who is who...as you put it..... hilarious, that in itself is an 'ice-breaker' weez all gotta get along while sailing them high seas...how romantic! Makes me think of the song my Mama used to sing: "I'll Be Sailing Along On Moonlight Bay"
'out of africa'
alias ~~flowingwhitewater~~
'cruise control' signing off for now...to be continued!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:39:53 PM  
Phyl said...

Oh I dunno Vj ....... Soft rain could be a man ....... you need to check it out ;).

Someone already brought up the subject tonight about how one would know whether there are guys or not blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:51:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy Richard...eez me 'gain!
dang...where'z 'senior ella'....'skywatcher ella'...unless she/he is 'undercover' using another name:) would be nice to hear s'more about YOU, considering she/he knows you for approx. 50 years! Come out ....come out wherever you are:)
Ciao fora now
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:08:23 PM  
Forest Hills said...


Will someone PLEASE check out my blog and see if it really is, Red Sea...cont. first? I was so worried about showing the photos. Oh, well. At least I got something right tonight!

Off shark hunting, now!!


Phyl - whithout you, ... well, now YOU dominate. Go4it! We need you here to keep everyone on tack!

Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:11:29 PM  
Phyl said...

OMG Suzan

Those pics are magnificent. Well done you :). I have to go and figure out the whole blog thingy. I did an introductory dive on the Aus Barrier Reef ... was petrified cause I'm not that comfortable in water but was determined to do it and it was amazing. I was zoned out by the experience for a few days. I envy you that particular skill ..... wow wow.

As for me being here to keep people on track ... wouldn't count on it .... could be deleted any moment now but please erect a memorial *LOL*.

Love & ciao .... Phyl

ps... that was a quick response to your blog. Will leave a msg on your site tomorrow :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:21:01 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Ladies,

Sorry I've been so remiss in spending time on the blog-- very busy with the tapes. I do read every comment but sometimes it's a bit of time in between. I still try to make time for the beach volleyball everyday-- did someone mention they saw a paunch?!

Please don't let my definition of "fit" overly concern you. I find the adrenaline of being in a new place can make one scuttle fast enough to catch the water taxi in time. And the cruise will be just the thing to relax after the journey. Although, we should plan some adventurous side trips. We'll get those old guys moving!

Keep up the "fun" on the blog. I like the travel stories. Now who was it that ended up in the bushes???!!! I bet we all have those kind of stories.

Got to go now and watch the sunset here and hang out on the porch a while and rest these weary eyes and keyboard fingers. Good night, Ladies. RR

Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:24:05 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Thanks Phyl - I appreciate your feedback! A few other took a peek at my previous, flawed attempt. Now, even though it's backasswards (!), I think people can get an idea of what's just a breath, of many, away!!

Good night, and thanks again!


Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:28:14 PM  
Phyl said...

Hey who'se in the house .... Rich's in the house .....
Who's in the house ...
Phyl's in the house ....

hey its a kind of rap thing *LOL*

just sang a bit cause he came in and didn't delete me .......... yet !!!!!!!!! enjoy the sunset RR

ciao .......... Phyl

way way past my bedtime but your pics made up for it Suzan ... will be dreaming of what's under the ocean tonight :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:32:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Richard,

Love your idea about a cruise and while I didn't think I would fit your idea of the perfect woman for you, I just might be someone else's perfect woman, however here's what's bothering me...with the amount of women that responded to your call alone...you're going to need another boat, plus, if the ratio is too one sided....you're going to need security on that boat or enough chocolate to placate the masses because there is only one thing scarier then a woman scorned, is two women after the same man! And, in your case Richard, I hope you have a dingy in case you have to jump ship! ....just kidding ....would love to be on that boat (hopefully, it's afordable - (damn Cdn. dollars) :)


Thursday, August 11, 2005 7:24:19 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi there Y'all,
We are to have a spectacular celestial event here in La Belle Province tonight between 11 and 4AM.......Mars joins the Perseid Meteor Showers........sooooooo as it is 11 I am off.... on my way "up on the roof", I will try to take photos if possible as the evening is crystal clear and perfect for this phenomenon..will keep you posted!
Bon Nuit a tous!
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:08:46 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Yes I can see it now. Phyl deleted - and the Amazon Herald reports – strange sighting along the dense forest and Amazon River. White woman with red hair and gazed looked, foaming at the mouth………LOL

No I’m retired, kind of sorta. My kids and I are starting a furniture business on-line. I wanted them to gain their independence and not let a corporation run their lives. So many ups and downs when you income is only as secure as who likes you. I’ve always believed that running your own business in the best way. So “PA” to me would be either Personnel Assistant or Program Analyst. Which is it?

CathyinCarolina My gosh girl where ya been. I’ve been worried sick about Starliteinmyeyes. Glad to hear she has not been abducted by your friend or vice versus. LOL. You need to go get caught up on the cruise thing at Clickgirls site.

FOREST HILLSthe lights have just come on! Your photos and blog site are beautiful. I enjoyed reading what you took the time to write as well. Very interesting.

bdncVery well said. Went to your blog site. I don’t think there could have been a better description of a woman.
Leslie I'm falling behind on the blogging. Will be over on the other site in 2 secs.

OperawenchThank for sharing a little about your background. Maybe if we get the cruise going you can sing for us. I have no problem going potty anywhere, (hole, toilet, portable toilet, angles, rocks, streams…………the problem I have is getting to the potty on time. LOL

Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:34:23 PM  
HeiressChild said...

good morning richard, ladies, and any men, if you're on

phyl: i can assure u i'm not paris hilton, but that was real cute.

desertflowers: thanks for the welcome. no i didn't feel ignored. i'm actually a student in college working on my degree in business administration. i'll graduate next year. i have my cosmetology license and a degree from culinary school. i want to open several businesses using my skills and knowledge. i've raised 2 children, so it's my time now.

anonymous DF: thanks for the instructions on how to bold, italize, and do blue underlining. now all i have to do is figure out how to use the symbols to do all of that.

peace to all.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:29:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

to Forest hills

That's anonymous DF - as in Dark Fog, or something very similar. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:50:59 PM  
Bev said...

Dear Richard et. al.

Re: Getting Guys on the Alaska Cruise

Richard needs a counterpart in his Senior Romance Quest. We need a representative that has some of Richard's pluck and drive, and is as appealing and adventurous.

If Richard could connect with Oprah to concoct a venue for this female (or female team), perhaps something substantial could get going.

The venue would not have to be Oprah's Show. It could be Monday Night Sports. Her staff could orchestrate it all.

I suggest the woman (or team of women) might be from a pool of well-known ladies like Lauren Hutton, Oprah's best friend, Gayle King (isn't she divorced?) and/or Diane Keaton.

All the men competing for an opportunity to get to know these women could then provide a potential pool for the Alaska trip.

Richard, what else do you think would entice the men to sacrifice time and money to go on this Alaska cruise? Retired famous baseball players being on it too?


Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:47:04 PM  
Bev said...

Dear Richard et. al.

Re: Getting Guys on the Alaska Cruise

Richard needs a counterpart in his Senior Romance Quest. We need a representative who has some of Richard's self-confidence, charm and drive.

If Richard could connect with Oprah to concoct a venue for a female (or female team), perhaps something substantial could get going.

The venue would not have to be Oprah's Show. It could be Monday Night Sports. Her staff could orchestrate it all.

I suggest the woman (or team of women) might be from a pool of well-known ladies like Lauren Hutton, Oprah's best friend, Gayle King (isn't she divorced?) and/or Diane Keaton.

All the men competing for an opportunity to get to know these women could then provide a potential pool for the Alaska trip.

Richard, what else do you think would entice the men to sacrifice time and money to go on this Alaska cruise? Retired famous baseball players being on it too?


Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:49:30 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard and the Login Ladies,
Richard, I wish I could have shared the porch with you this evening...:) I have a Machu Pichu(sp?) story or lack of one actually. My exhusband and I were in Peru with a church group 20 years ago to work on a Bible school. We spent a couple of days in Cusco at 11,000ft where everyone drinks coca tea just to handle the altitude. I was fortunate enough that I just had a headache from the altitude, took an Exedrin and that was all that was needed. One of the days we took the train to see Machu Pichu. My poor Ex had been sick to his stomach the whole time we were in Cusco and on the train to Machu Pichu. At that time the train tracks ended at the bottom of Machu Pichu and you had to take a bus up a switchback road to get to the ruins. Since my ex was sick all the way on the train he didn't want to chance being sick on the bus. Being the good wife that I was(and will be again),and since I know some Spanish I decided to stay with my husband at the train station so he wouldn't be alone since he didn't speak Spanish. Well he was fine the whole time we were at the train station..#!@!!&*(expletives!). Machu Pichu is at 9,000 feet. I kick myself to this day that I didn't drag my ex to the bus, give him a window seat and go see the ruins! So Richard, while we are in Peru are we going to Machu Pichu???? I think it's been called the 8th Wonder of the World if I'm not mistaken.
Have any of you Ladies been to Machu Pichu?

Richard, I actually like my men not to be too thin so the paunch is cool with me, if my paunch is cool with you...lol

A suggestion for advertising the Alaska Cruise: advertise in several mags that cater to women of a certain age such as "More", "Town and Country", Donald Trump's mag, "Conde Nast Traveler", and heck maybe National Geographic(I'm sure some men read that). Yes, I would be happy to sing on the cruise as Desertflowers suggested.

I'm singing the National Anthem again this Saturday afternoon for the Socal Scorpions Professional Women's football team who have won both of their games against the Long Beach Aftershock. They are kicking Fannies!!! They are playing against a team from Houston and those girls are big! Well you'd be big too if you ate the biscuits, crawdads, chicken, that they do...lol

Bon Nuit Mes Amies,
The Operawench

Friday, August 12, 2005 1:32:57 AM  
Celia said...

Hello Richard,

I certainly enjoy reading your descriptive writings re Vietnam. I can visual the bananas design on the back of the motorbike. Your peacock interpretation is great and possibly somewhat introspective? Just kidding!

I enjoy photographing parts of common items that create unusual designs. Both the peacock bananas design and the two upsidedown pigs would had been fabulous photos! Sounds like you are also creative and have an artistic eye.


Friday, August 12, 2005 2:17:54 AM  
Phyl said...

Hey Desertflowers:

Suzanne, how do you know it would be Amazon Herald reporting a woman's body floating (great description though *LOL*)???!!!

PA = Personal Assistant. Did it for about 15 years in banking, tourism, retailing, etc. Loved it. Agree with you about being self-employed. That's why we started our own but as you know, nothing stays the same. Good luck with the
new business :)

Heiresschild: Glad to hear your not Paris Hilton ;).... the dog would be too too much!! Wow you are a busy lady and with so many skills.

On the run here (not from the law) ... yet!!

Ciao everyone ...... Phyl

Friday, August 12, 2005 5:18:50 AM  
Anonymous said...

Great idea to have RR/and or Oprah call on some of his celebrity "names" to be on the cruise especially any of the senior variety. Glad some of you don't mind a paunch on a man, there's plenty of that !

Friday, August 12, 2005 5:46:03 AM  
Forest Hills said...


Soo sorry about that slip! If it hadn't been for you, I would not have understood how the tags are placed before and after the words they are to enhance. I got it! Thanks to you.

And I publicly thank bdnc for helping me, off-blog, with my doubts re uploading my photo to my profile, like so many of you ladies have already figured out! Thanks to all!!

BEV: Good Idea!! I suggest you (and the rest of us!) go to Oprah's website,and make a suggestion for an upcoming show! Here's how:just go to her homepage at www.oprah.com, click "Be On The Show" "Find out what we're working on...", then click on "We Want Your Show Ideas".

I did it, and maybe if more of us do it, a groundswell of us ladies clamoring and promoting Richard's message of SeniorBachelor/Senior Bachelorette's Adventure and Romance, the cruise idea(s), other ideas, the feedback re the hundreds and hundreds who have sent in their videos ... Whatever! The publicity would be enormous. At least we'd get a producer's attention!! Right?!

Any other ideas?


Friday, August 12, 2005 8:26:42 AM  
Anonymous said...

That was a GREAT idea about e-mailing Oprah. I have done it before and it's really simple. If enough of us said we wanted to see a follow-up story on the Senior Bachelor, maybe that would help. Every one of Richard's newsletters has the same heading, about promoting romance and adventure for people of all ages. And he said in a recent newsletter that really means people 40 and over and especially 50 and over. So let's help our common cause.

Friday, August 12, 2005 9:21:53 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

G'day BLoggette sisters and Richard,
I have just successfully posted the last photos of my "Odysey, Chiang Mai" plus a small sampling (for fun!)of my CCChoices "One of a Kind" jewelry collection made mostly from Hill Tribe silver and semi precious stones collected on my trip to Thailand. There are also a couple of samples of my own silver pendants..........hope you enjoy..would love your feedback and or input!
Have a great one and a Bon Weekend !
La Belle xox

Friday, August 12, 2005 10:43:50 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps For those who don't know how to access peoples Blogs just click on our name and it takes you right there...then in mine click on Queen of Choices and bada bing presto!

Friday, August 12, 2005 10:45:38 AM  
Forest Hills said...


I just sent a message to your blog! I loved the pieces!


Friday, August 12, 2005 11:07:53 AM  
leslie said...


Ladies for your amusement, the latest "funny" is now posted on my blog. Enjoy! :D

Friday, August 12, 2005 11:35:14 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Foresthill aka Suzan, SO many thanks for kind words, I sent you an email to yr Hotmail address
Leslie, also Huge thanks...does the heart good!

Friday, August 12, 2005 12:04:59 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

CanadianBloggetteYour jewerly is absolutely beautiful. It just shows yet another wonderful quality of creativity that you have.

Friday, August 12, 2005 12:07:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Listening to Cole Porter's 'Night and Day' sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne's 'Easy To Love'..love this music....the best...'old world' kinda old fashioned 'Love Stuff' mmmmmmmm...nuttin' like being romantic....you either got 'it' or you ain't:) !
I am excited...just ordered POP&ME DVD from the local video store, will have it in two weeks! I don't yet own a DVD player but on the wish list, so typical of me to put the 'cart b4 the horse'...get the DVD then the machine:)
I have not heard from the two to whom I recommended your 'cruise newsletter' they are both 'gun shy' even though they know me for a few years, they are good friends 'spiritual brothers' the one turned Vegan/Monk so maybe he is still practicing 'restriction'ie
celibacy. The other contact in Laguna Beach California is a unique individual early sixties, one of my spiritual guides on the journey of Life but not meant to be anything more than that in this lifetime:) My wish for him is to meet his Soulmate and who knows maybe it is going to happen on your cruise, if he chooses to sail away with us! He invited me to visit Laguna Beach but for whatever reason am hesitant to accept his invitation at this time.
So, 'cruise control' signing off for now:)
the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
alias 'dreamweaver'
Toronto Canada
p.s. I am dreaming of the cruise, shimmering moonlight, dancing shadows on the water!

Friday, August 12, 2005 1:04:52 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Leslie So happy to find that I now know that I am a Baptist! LOL You are hilarious. Really enjoying the jokes.

Friday, August 12, 2005 1:50:16 PM  
splashingwaters said...

Ahhhhh Ricardo, Ricardo.

So refreshing to finally have some response to my looong time ago "paunch" remark.

But so much water has splashed over the top of the pool since then. I frankly feel a futile forlorness.

Few of us are "Physical Paradigms of Perfection" at this stage of Life's game. Deception is a total turnoff for me.

Here we all are, Integrally Naked, so to speak, and Happily so. :)


Friday, August 12, 2005 2:44:58 PM  
bdnc said...

Oh dear!

You are so welcome! and hey anytime is a good time!

You rock like Bon Jovi... i like him... Your jewelry are beautiful as your travel pics.

to the rest of the Bloggers
The bucket is getting full! Excuse me but i'm off to see "ralph" ;-)

Friday, August 12, 2005 2:52:16 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

BDNC Sorry but me an ole Ralph are good pals and I beat you there. LOL

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:00:39 PM  
bdnc said...

Oh? we both dated Ralph? *lol* is it a Canadian thing? So funny! BTW, will let you know when i'll be in Vegas and it'd b great to meet you in flesh... How far are you from Vegas?

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:07:42 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

BDNC I think it's about a 4 hour drive. Gotta go look it up on mapquest. But it's not too far for me to miss out on meeting ya.

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:14:43 PM  
Phyl said...

Evening all

BDNC & Desertflowers:

Could it be .... Ralph Lauren????
Who is Ralph ... should I be meeting him?? What's going on?
Ralph gets around obviously whoever he is ;).

Have to check CB's jewellery ...

May return

ciao ...Phyl

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:34:48 PM  
Babette said...

I must be hungry... i keep typing an extra 's' in your name..
but i'll leave the explaining bit to you.

*whispering* maybe you can come to clickgirls site and desertflower and happy can tell you all about Ralph

Friday, August 12, 2005 3:53:39 PM  

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