Monday, August 01, 2005

OK, OK, a New Blog

Hello to everyone, I agree it's no fun scrolling all the way down. I go the other way so it's easier. Let's see-what's new?? I spent last Thursday with a German television crew shooting a segment about Senior Bachelor. A few weeks ago the same happened with a British television network. The reason I do these is not that I would like more videotapes, etc., it is to continue to advance the cause that you see on the headline on all of the Newsletters; Promoting Romance and Adventure for People Of All Ages. So when I get a chance to reach people via the media, it's for that reason. Also, a little heads-up here about an idea I actually had from the blog!! And that is about cruises. I love cruises, and have always wanted to see Alaska this way, and hope to do next summer. Quite a few of you lovely ladies have suggested this may be a nice way for us all to meet!! So....perhaps a cruise with lots of Senior Bachelor folks!!! I'll have a 35mm copy of Pop&Me-the same one shown in movie theaters and I'm sure I'll have some interesting stories about the Senior Bachelor Journey!! I may mention this in the Newsletter I am writing today. I would appreciate your thoughts on this via the blog. Also, your thoughts on cruises next Fall anywhere else. Have a good week. Richard Roe AKA The Senior Bachelor


Canadian Bloggette said...

Hola Richard,
1st things 1st........YEAH!!! for the new blog...."Scrollitis" healing as I type!!
2nd Re Cruise: Count me in!!! I have been to Alsaka and it is majestic!! GREAT idea!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:07:32 AM  
ceesoo said...

LOVE the cruise idea. I've been to Alaska five times but always on land (or tundra as it were) with the mosquitoes and bears. Heads up when planning -- pay attention to the seasonal changes. The days were so long in July you could read a book at 2:00 a.m. !

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:12:46 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps.....Humble apologies for the "whining".I am much better at "wining" ( as in a good full bodied red!!) Yah!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:13:36 AM  
ceesoo said...

That could read a book OUTSIDE at 2:00a.m.--:)

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:15:31 AM  
leslie said...

I went to Alaska last summer ('04) and had a fantastic time! I would do it again but this time would like to go further up - all the way to Anchorage and do a few more "day" trips - like go right up to a glacier rather than view it from the ship. There was so much fun on board from the pool to various night clubs with different kinds of music, to lectures, Vegas-style shows, etc. I went Norwegian Freestyle because you could dress up or go casual to dinner although there were two "formal" nights. Richard, you would LOVE it! The scenery is spectacular even if I am a bit prejudiced because it's so similar to where I live. You'd have to put a jacket over that tank top, though, if you want to check out those ice bergs. ;)

I'll try to post some photos over on my own blog for those who'd like to see them. All for now,

Leslie in VanCan

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:43:41 AM  
la dolce vida said...

WOW,WOW, WOW, I feel like a kid who just opened a gift at Xmas and got the gift he "really" wanted but didn't ask for . :):):):):):):):):
Richard soooooo happy to see your "watching us" Yes yes yes I would love to go on a cruise to Alaska, I've been told it's the only way to see it. OOOOOPS, the reason for my goofy excitement, I was the one who mentioned going cruising to Alaska(this makes me feel like Sally Fields when she won her Oscar,"you like me you really like me")just change "like me" to "read us" Seeeee how little it takes to make women happy, when are men going o get it?

PS Leslie....would love to see your photo's

Monday, August 01, 2005 12:18:13 PM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Richard!
A wonderful idea for a cruise, always wanted to see Alaska and have heard that cruise is incredible.....count me in too:)
No matter what be it Alaska or the Carribean it is a fun way to get everyone together and cause a 'splash!' :)
Here's to the Senior Bachelor/Bachelorette's Cruise
If you snooze you lose :)
So get ya stuff together everyone
For we're gonna have a lot of FUN
Basking in the Midday Sun
A meeting of the minds
Bachelorettes of every kind
The Senior Bachelor our Guide :)

Senior Bachelorette :)
Toronto Canada
p.s. Let me know where to send the money for the cruise when the time comes, wouldn't want to miss this opportunity!

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:15:34 PM  
Linda said...

Hello Richard,
I think the cruise idea is great. I have been to Alaska numerous times, on a ship, since I work part-time on one. It is a beautiful place, I call it God's untouched beauty!! I would love to do a cruise with you!!

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:18:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Again Richard!
Forgot to add, would be amazing to arrange the cruise around the FULL MOON :) WOW....the reflection of the FULL MOON on the water and the Icebergs....more likely look like a Blue Moon!
Here's to The Senior Bachelor and Bachelorettes!
Romance and Adventure for the Young At Heart :)

Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:33:17 PM  
BlogSmog said...

Great idea.

I, too, like "freestyle" cruising.

Some suggestions:

Greek Islands (Crete,Santorini,Mykonos)
Hawaiian Islands
(Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii, Maui)
British Virgin Islands (Tortola)

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:39:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, Let's face have heard from more than 10,000 women and maybe you'll actually meet 100 or less, and you will take up to 6 women on the journey. The cruise was a heck of a good idea (thanks to whoever came up with the thought), because that way we can meet each other and Richard under really fun circumstances. I'm going to save my money and go!!

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:43:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

VJ: The Alaskan day is so long in the summer, doubt you could see a full moon...but nice thought....

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:43:27 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Hooray for the Cruise!!!

Lots of SeniorBachelors

and the Now Renowned SeniorBachelorettes

Monday, August 01, 2005 1:49:24 PM  
Anonymous said...

Why does the same comment show up 3 or 4 times?!?!

Monday, August 01, 2005 2:08:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

Greetings Richard!
How about a Carribean Cruise next Fall ...leaves from Vancouver B.C. a week going from one island to the other, spend each day sightseeing and enjoying the ambience of each beautiful island, then back to the Cruise Ship for the evening, takes sail to the next island during the evening.
I have heard all about the island cruises. I have also heard of the cruises that depart from Miami for one week.....count me in no matter where or what time....let me know! I am going to save towards this trip.....something wonderful to look forward to! How about calling it the 'Making Your Dreams A Reality Cruise':)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. We'll each have a T-Shirt, Pink for the Ladies and Blue for the Senior Bachelor ...Logo: 'Making Your Dreams A Reality!'

Monday, August 01, 2005 2:15:12 PM  
KLew said...

As a Senior Bachelorette--(love the renowned part!!!) I am all for the cruise with Richard to Alaska. Richard, you will have to find more men though because you will be worn out dancing with all of us!! The last cruise I was on, I think there were three single men. That is not enough!!! What fun, you will need the rest of a cruise (what rest?) after going on the adventure with the ladies. Alaska is simply beautiful in August and September. Well, it is beautiful anyway. Take care.

Monday, August 01, 2005 2:43:03 PM  
happy said...


Wilkommen gal! Where ya been?! Adds a bit back to our "spice rack", no? :)


Cruise to The Great Land sounds GREAT! COOL! Thank goodness!! I've visited Anchorage and environs during perfect weather in early September and recommend those of us from the "lower 48" take dark eye mask for sleeping since it's still 'light' then at night. An AK native & friend's description of AK nights was this: "It really never gets dark, dark." She said that the 1st time she visited the lower 48 she was terrified of the "inky darkness" and couldn't understand how we all could see!

I was fortunate that my trip to AK included a drive to Denali on one of the 25 GOOD weather days of the year for the mountain. The sight is etched in my memory so perfectly! The mountain was still almost 50 miles away and yet because of the atmosphere, it seemed as if you could just trek over there & be back in time for dinner.

Monday, August 01, 2005 2:46:12 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Thank goodness for a new blog idea and something to dream about! When all is said and done…an Alaskan cruise is probably a fine idea. Normally I think of cruises to get somewhere that would be hard to get to any other way. I know a cruise would be interesting if there were going to be available partners. It could be called the Love Boat.
Alaska reminds me of a couple years ago I flew into Anchorage and the weather was rainy, so I looked at my friend and we said lets see what’s going on in Fairbanks. It was raining even more there so we hopped an airplane up to Barrow Pt where the sun was shinny and beautiful. Only trouble was that there were no available sleeping rooms. They actually opened up a new hotel and gave us a room for two days. We had a tour in a Hummer that was to die for, and I fell in love with a bush pilot, for those two days.
I’d certainly consider a cruise to meet new friends……

Monday, August 01, 2005 2:59:52 PM  
Beth Ann from Texas said...

The Cruise idea is a good one. I agree that you need extra men aboard to help you see how we enter act with other men as well as with you.

Monday, August 01, 2005 3:02:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

Extra men need to come as we really are not a harem ... but exciting, beautiful seniors looking for exciting, handsome men ... not man.... there is only one richard ... but there are many more as wonderful as he.... sign me up!

Monday, August 01, 2005 5:04:08 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hey Richard! I was beginning to think you had run out of things to talk about. I enjoy reading some of the blogs, but the real exitment is in finding out what you did over the weekend. The cruise to Alaska would be so romantic. I've taken several cruises around the Greek islands, and enjoyed them tramendously. However, they have all been with either my doughter or my mother. I've always dreamed of having some
special man to cruise the fiords of Switzerland with. This might be a good trip for the group to take in the fall. I have not been this excited since my days flying for one of the major airlines as a hostess. M.M. Corbett

Monday, August 01, 2005 5:27:49 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Do you know something I don't know??? Tell me: where the heck are they, the many "as wonderful"??? Haven't come across one of them thar varmits (sp?) in them thar hills in a long long long, very looooooooooong time.....truthfully, come to think about it, I am sure I heard that they are on the "endangered species" list!! LOL
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 5:30:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

You are hilarious CB, you quack me up.. har har har har

Psssstt CB, i think i've been sent to a naughty mat so i better go for now.

Goodnight all

Monday, August 01, 2005 5:46:19 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello everyone, I don't have a computer here in Yellowstone, nor a TV or phone, so I only hop on when I can. Did a 17 mile hike yesterday, trying to keep in shape for Richard. I was luck enought to see three grizzly bears, two mooseie, antelope, bison and elk. That is my entertainment.

The cruise sounds great, I thought it was wonderful seeing the sun and moon at the same time at night. Would love to see the Northern Lights. A cruise to Hawaii would also be nice, and hop from island to island. How are you doing on those viedo's Richard, hope you have enjoyed the lady in red from Denver. Later, Lady in Yellowstone.

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:12:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

In Alaska they have more men than women. They tell you: "The odds are good, but the goods are odd" :))

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:15:40 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

I suggested Belize In fact I've been requesting quotes for the ladies and right now I'm trying to get discounts for groups. I thought Belize would be nice, because there are so many fun things you can do and see there. We have a nice Belizian woman who hasn't even seen most of her country. Sooooooooo anyone that is interested, give me an email so I can get an actuate head count. That's men included, so you gals that have nice men, we need to bring them along as well.

So keep that in your head as a potential trip for the future.

I think the cruise idea originated from CathyinCarolina and we've all been talking about it alot and I think it would be a great idea.

Takes the presure off of one person. LOL

I've requested best travel/seasonal time for Belize. I know it gets rather hot in the summer/but there's always that tropical breeze if you stay close to the ocean. Alot of the cruises are suggesting Caye Caulker and I'm not sure if that is the best caye to visit.

HEY RICHARDThere was a entire caye for sale that came with a yatch and two huge houses, wouldn't it be great if you could find out if it is still available. It would be an excellant area to film your Romance for our age.

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:20:10 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

and NOW FOR THE....the GOOD news!!??
YOU SO BELONG ON A NAUGHTY MAT..........IN THE CORNER GIRL!!!and I am right there with you!!
ps..How do you feel about the "odd goods" let me guess....WHOA!! WHOA!! WHOA LE MUSIC....LA LA!!! I must get serious.I am TRYING to upload "Chapter 3 Bangkok" and YOU my friend are not making it easy!!! I keep cracking up...too much!!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 6:32:05 PM  
Belizegial said...

Good evening Richard, fellow bachelorettes

I love the cruise idea, esp. if you somehow manage to include Belize in the schedule. If not, it is still a great idea, could be a yearly event to different places.

Kudos to Foresthills, Canadian Blogette, BDNC, Clickgirl, MaryR, Leslie who have set up their own blogs. Even 'moi' has made an attempt and I am enjoying networking on the other blogs.

Thought for today..."A goal not written down is just a wish and a goal that has no power to move you, will never have the force to change your life"

Have a great evening everyone.

Monday, August 01, 2005 7:22:16 PM  
bdnc said...

I think they need you at ClickGirls Blogsite..heard your name few times...just wanted to let you know

The Travel and Romance cruise plan is gettin bigger and better. How about that? I thought i better add that one in before i get deleted by the police again. he he

Monday, August 01, 2005 7:47:48 PM  
travelin said...

Hello Richard,
I love the cruise idea a lot. But we would have to sign up with buddies or find a singles only cruise. When you cruise alone, you pay double rate. Gets really expensive.
I was just on an Alaskan cruise this summer and want to do a one way direction this time.
And have some adventure on a cruise this time. Travelin with Grams was once in a lifetime, but I had a 90 year old chaperone. And all the shore ecusions were outrageoously priced. And I didn't want to leave Grams alone.
I hear the Cruises in New England are spectacular too. My daughter is voting for a mediteranian / Greece avdenture.
She could always come with us too. After her MCATS this month, she could use an adventure and some fun.
I am still in New Jersey, visiting family, then heading back to Florida via DC and splitting the driving with my son.
Have an awesome day everyone.

Monday, August 01, 2005 7:52:25 PM  
curlyinVancouver said...

I'm a blog virgin. This is my first time. I'm very interested in the Alaska Cruise idea. I live in Vancouver (the most fabulous city in the world.....or maybe, one of), and have NEVER been on a cruise to Alaska (there is a story as to why, but I'll save that for another day) although I regularly see the ships sailing by while I rollerblade around the Stanley Park seawall.
Haven't done my video submission although my "script" is complete and I'm ready to roll. I'm a good procrastinator and let's just say I work very well under pressure....when is that deadline?
VANCOUVER! When you all arrive for the cruise, make sure you have a few extra days to enjoy our beautiful city......I'll order up NO RAIN! and give you the VIP guided tour!

Monday, August 01, 2005 8:05:06 PM  
happy said...

to curlyinvancouver

Sept 16th - and now you are no longer a virgin, but tres experienced! :)

Monday, August 01, 2005 8:34:15 PM  
Debby Eddy said...


Not sure if this breaks Richard's blogging rules but I wanted to share a great line of travel clothing. Travel Smith. I love their clothes, really comfortable and easy to wear. Pretty too.

After all six fortunate women will need a traveling wardrobe!


Monday, August 01, 2005 9:17:31 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good evening one and all!! was it for you??? Did the earth move?? HUGE LOL!!!!Just kidding around!! Hope you don't mind!

and is 1AM..... Yawn!!.... here in the north and.........

I JUST FINISHED CHAPTER 3!! "BANGKOK".........let me know how you like it, I sure had fun even if you don't like it. Fotunately for y'all I am selecting only a very few of the 1000++ photos from my Odyssey!!

Bon Nuit a tous!!!
Best in health, love and life to all!!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 9:52:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

The pictures of Bangkok were phenominal. I would have liked to see the rest!! HAHA It's on my short list of travels,(as opposed to the long list). This is a fun blog. Everyone loves the cruise, I do too!! I like the name "The Love Boat" As far as "the odds are good and the goods are odd" comment HAAAAA LOL!!! ROTFL or however that goes!!

It's not so bad to hook up with another unknown woman for a cruise. I have taken two trips with women I met briefly before traveling and it wasn't bad. We both wanted to travel and that got us thru. We had fun and lots of laughs.

Monday, August 01, 2005 10:44:50 PM  
BikingNut said...

RR - I scroll from the bottom up - first I collapse all comments, scroll to the end, and then try to figure out where I left off the last time but there are too many "anonymous's" in the blog - get yourself a username all you anonymous's.
Cruise - I may have made that suggestion earlier but also may have thought someone else's suggestion of a cruise was a good idea.
I have been on a crise to Alaska - for the most part there was not a lot of deck time as it was a bit chilly with a bit of rain. We went in July so one would think that weather would have been really nice. Not so.
My suggestion would be the Caribbian - I have some friends who go on biking cruises - each day they bike around a different island - yes, I know, I am the Biking Nut. Seen pictures and looks like a lot of fun with not too difficult riding.
My thinking is that in order to stimulate adventure with the possibility of romance one must be in an atmosphere of freedom and openness with a bit of playfulness thrown in for good measure - hense the Caribbian idea - AND then after the sparks are flying take that cuddling cruise to Alaska.
So RR - you will be picking six out of the whole group of absolutely wonderful women you have attracted to this blog and your adventure. Where will you find all of the other men who are looking for adventure with the possibility of romance to meet the dreams of all these women? Huh Huh??
Biking Princess

Monday, August 01, 2005 10:48:25 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Anonymous,
Quite honestly I think we Bloggettes have so much commonality that we would have a very fine time....odd goods (men) or not!!
Getting a bit punchy as it is now 2 am!!!!
And thank you....I am so glad you enjoyed my photo journalling of Bangkok!! It is such a wonderful opportunity to relive the kodak moments all the while sharing them with my new found Blog friends!!

Nighty night to all and to all sweet dreams!
La "tres tired" Belle xox

Monday, August 01, 2005 10:53:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

ps bikingnut
I feel your here!!

Monday, August 01, 2005 10:59:37 PM  
droma said...

Alaskan cruise..Great!!
But I'd still like to go on an
all lady cruise of the "not
chosen". Since we are drug free
nonalcoholic nonsmokers this should be FUN! Give us a
chance to bond as we can only
do when among ourselves. The interesting
comments on this site are typical
how we can share so many subjects.

m.m.corbett: Switzerland is all
mountains, fjords are in Norway,
land of the midnight sun.
Sun and moon sharing the sky..
gorgeous!! A close runner up
to the Alps in beauty!!
2AM, Gute Nacht!( Ja,ja)
Tschuess Ellen

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:05:19 PM  
BlogSmog said...

FYI: Here is a partial travel log I made after a cruise last summer:

July 2004

The "big ship" is a Norwegian Cruise Line newecomer. The sail away is from a pier near Honolulu’s Aloha Tower to Nawilliwilli Kauai on Sunday.

The big ship takes me to my extended paradise—Kauai (The Garden Isle); Hilo and Kona on Hawaii (The Big Island); to Maui (The Valley Isle), and back to Honolulu on Oahu on Saturday.

America’s ship, she is called, and she sails away with about 2400 people onboard for freestyle cruises around the Hawaiian Islands with shore excursions on Kauai, Hawaii, Maui and Oahu.

She is a floating city complete with eleven decks of food, fun and frolic, which include a full-service spa, an art auction, fitness center, pools and jacuzzis, golf and basketball, shuffleboard, ping pong, library, emporium, internet café, and entertainment nightly.

Ultimate pampering is key to having a good time, as is a full understanding and appreciation for freestyle cruising. When you like formal, go formal. When you like barefoot, go barefoot. Anything goes and the sooner this concept is understand the more fun and excitement flow freely.

From the lava flow on the Kona coast to the tip of Haleakalea; from the lavender fields near Kula to the jacaranda near Hana; from the Kapulua golf courses to the snorkeling near Molakini and Lanai one must marvel at this environmental paradise we call Hawaii.

Returning to Maui after a short shore excursion on Oahu, to include snorkeling at Hanama Bay and shopping at Waikiki, confirms my belief that I have found paradise on Maui, my Maui. The short, 30-minute flight from Honolulu to Kapalua is a scenic wonder not to be missed.

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:11:27 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard and Ladies,
Another vote for the Alaska cruise here! I've only been to Anchorage once to do some singing. I was born and raised in Washington state so I am used to cool weather. Would love to have some Alaskan Halibut and Salmon again!
Some friends of mine went cruising around the Scandinavian countries and said it was lovely. They did it in the summer. I wonder if they have Fall cruises too there before the waterways freeze up?
I had posted a message earlier today and thought it was up but now I see that it is gone. So I wanted to post again.
Richard, what a great idea to talk with the foreign press about Senior Bachelor, etc. Hope we can "Google" the interviews.
Best Wishes to all, The Dream Lives!!
The Operawench

Monday, August 01, 2005 11:39:57 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Memoirs of the Past I can't believe that I forgot that I've been to Alaska. My gosh it was so long ago. I was 25 and went there for a company that was marketing photovoltaic's. I was there in the summer time and the sun never set. There were actually 22 hours of sunlight. I went to Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai Penisula and all the way up to Nome. I remember a great story about being in Nome.

I arrived in Nome with my superior, who was a married man in his late 40's with a family. There was only one hotel in the city. Automobile rentals were hard to come by but we needed one to get around in and we rented an automobile for $200/day. Now ladies this was 31 years ago. Can you imagine? The hotel clerk said that he had a room, but we had to share. I looked at my boss and said hmmmm, I don't think your wife would like this and I know I wouldn't like it. The rooms were very tiny with single beds and a small commode in between then. So small that each bed was pushed up against each wall on either side of the room. There was no way to have any privacy at all. The bathroom was down the hall. LOL What an experience! We went panning for gold in the mine drudge. Nome was a booming gold town in the 1940's before it burned town.

I stayed in Anchorage at the Captain Hooks hotel and fell a sleep with the drapes wide open and when I awoke I had the most incredible view out of my bedroom window. There were 100's of balloonist passing by. It seems if my memory doesn't fell me, I had a corner room and the windows came together at the corner which gave me almost a panoramic view of the city. It was awesome.

The Kenai Penisula was absolutely breath taking because of the color of the fauna. So bright, so vivid, and the air is crisp and fresh. I remember panning for gold here as well. That was a kick.

I often times tell my children that I have forgotten, more than most people know and here is a perfect example. My dawd am I old. LOL

Alaska in the summertime, yes that would be a very nice vacation. I don't suggest going there in the fall or winter though, too dark, too dreary.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:17:51 AM  
onrynurse said...

Richard.....Love the Cruise idea!! Love Cruises, Too. But, The one gal is right on......Need more men.....We are all lookin and hope'in!! We all are in this for your heart....but odds are not in all our favor..lets face it....soo help us out here, bring all your single senior friends..that are lookin too....!!
Never been to Akaska but sure have it on my list!! Don't the do European Cruises, too??? Any night out on deck is fabulous esp with someone you care about!!
Linda (I'm saving , starting today!!)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:44:39 AM  
travelin said...

Good morning everyone,
I just got am email from the last second cuise deals. Take your pick. Everything is on a huge sale right now. I like the idea of cruising the caribean and biking the islands. And I agree, bring some friends, one man all those women. But no rich old geezer allowed. Wait it would actually be fun to meet that person.
Ladies have an awesome day, Richard you have an awesome day.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:33:37 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Buenos Dias Muchachos (sp?) and Signor Richard,
WOW.......Just discovered something way cool!!! my Blog: "Queen of Choices" when you pull up a photo of my "Odyssey", leave your cursor on the bottom right of photo, a square with arrows appears after a few seconds, click on that and the photo enlargens!
What a nightmare y'all have created:I am now a certified Tech Wizard/Junkie!!!Who'd thunk??
Eat your heart out!!

BTW.... Can't wait for all you west coast chickies to wake up...I have finished my coffee and ready to play!!
Ciao Bellas
La Belle

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:02:11 AM  
bdnc said...

Good Morning from Kamloops,
It's 7:30 a.m. and already 28C/82F already. It's going to be a hot hot hot day!
You've done it again. Great Pictures and stories. I have started my piggy bank for the cruise, so i am getting ready to go just about anywhere next year.

Please don't send me to a naughty mat, Mr./Ms. Blog Police...
I just want to say Good Morning to all of you.... It's a great day here and the mat is not where i want to stay all day.
....hope your days are as bright as mine..... :-)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:45:26 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

I am one of the original 118 girls who met the May deadline.
I am a little confused here. I was under the impression your goal was to find a soul mate? What's up with wanting to plan a cruise when this is all over and setting yourself up to have dozens of women all over you? Are you even imagining that you will have a significant other by this point? Will the lucky lady be your queen of this cruise, and all others are to keep their hands off? Is anyone else a bit confused by this?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:42:42 AM  
Anonymous said...

yes, I am also somewhat confused.
First it's one special woman to travel with, then 6 women...and now it's a ship load!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:50:29 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, how are you coming along with your viewing pleasures? I just have one question that I hope either you or your blog monitor could quickly answer. I seem to remember earlier on that the videos were sent to the Oprah show first and then you watched them. Are they all still going there first or are you doing it all now without input from "her"?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:00:00 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Gee I wish you Anon guys would use a pen name...aneeway....

Would that be a "ship load" or a
"s--t load"?? LOL!!

You see even with a dumb comment like mine, you can sign a name.......cut loose and have fun, that is what it is all about, try not to take life too seriously!!!.......... It causes acne and unsightly warts !!
La Belle xox

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:27:37 AM  
desert wings said...

ok, ok...
"desert wings" will be my name :)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:02:07 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Linda in Tucson,
I agree with you.
When the first change was made, I figured Richard was not serious about his search.
Responding to email... what is that? It only took away time from those who follow the rules.
I guess you could say he is a peacemaker. That in itself is a good quality.
So a cruise?
Maybe an annual cruise.
Especially with lots of single senior men.
Who knows where this will lead
Good idea then.

anon 1

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:04:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello from the British Blog Police, It looks like little nasty anonymous is back with her/his cutting remarks. The schedule is Richard's to make, and if you don't like it, blog off. No one is forcing you to be involved. The odds are 100% you never sent in your information and you just like to be unkind. Get a life!!!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:21:17 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

GOOD ON YOU and WELCOME ...lets give a round of applause to: desert wings and Anon 1!!

and now......Anonymous,British Blog Police, do you really want us to refer to you by that name?? Eh? You may be subject to acne and warts!! Would not be a good look! Absolutely love the "blog off" advice!! yah! You go girl!
La Belle xox

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:39:27 AM  
happy said...

to the bbpolice

hoooooo touchy touchy

I could be anon,too--if I chose or 3 or 4 or 5!!

way to go cb! :)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:49:03 AM  
Anonymous said...



Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:50:10 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Hey Morning Ladies/Richard Blog police, what's going on. rumor control....who's being obnocious - I didn't see any mean statements? Or am I in never never land again?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:54:59 AM  
Anonymous said...

Must be that ultra-sensitive British sensibility. Too darned picky for MY blood!


Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:00:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard!
I have a suggestion I would like to put forward:
If it is within my power, I would like to Sponsor a Senior Bachelorette who has always dreamed of going on a cruise but has not had the money to do so. Due to my fall April of 2004 I was recommended to a very good Lawyer whose forte is Personal Injury. I have my first appointment with him August 19th then September 1st is the second meeting with him and the insurance people pertaining to the shopping mall where I had my Fall. If all goes according to plan I am hoping to have my Settlement by the Fall and depending on the amount, I wish to make a 'Sister's Wildest Dream Come True'
You have provided us with a golden opportunity to share here, why not expand on making someone elses Dream A Reality!
Romance and Adventure for People Of All Ages :)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. I am so excited at the thought of going on a cruise, have not had a holiday for four years!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:02:28 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...


Regarding Richards schedule, yes you are correct in saying that it is RR's choice to do what he wants. But don't you find it odd that he said he wasn't making a choice on Sept 16.

I was one of the first 118 ladies who sent in a video and bio and it was a rush as RR requested it to meet his deadline.

There are an awful lot of women who have been waiting for Mr. Roe's choice and I am one of them. We have tried to entertain ourselves by starting our own blogs and starting a cruise, which he now would like to be a part of and of course he's more than welcome to come, but he has to bring lots of old geezers (with teeth). LOL

I think we are growing a little tired of waiting. I don't know if you Bristish Bloggettes recall, but Mr. Roe started this adventure in April. We need more feedback from Richard.

I like the new ideas that are shared here and I like the fact that RR is reading blogs and trying to accommodate all of us. I would not want to be in his shoes.

I know that this is new for him as well - as he has never done on line dating. I have and found that it was extremely difficult to sort through the many contacts I received and then telephone interviews and then lunch meetings. It is extremely draining. So I just wonder why anyone would want to prolong the process. I was on the on-line dating thing for 1 month and had over 200 contacts. That's way to difficult for me to wade through and I didn't like it much. It was actually very stressful. LOL Especially having to tell men that there was no chemistry.

I am in search of a true soulmate - someone that I can spend my life with and quite frankly, I'm hitting rock bottom.

Oh I have a question for Richard
do you keep your home in an orderly/clean fashion?

Might be a dumb question to some of you, but I just went on a date with a man who I consider to be brilliant. He invited me to dinner at his house (this was our 3rd date) to meet his sister (an attorney) and brother (a Priest). Extremely intelligent family all well educated, and very nice. They all do alot for the community and are very kind hearted But ladies his home was a complete pig sty, there was no where to sit (I had on white pants) that wasn't covered in animal hair or food the bathroom was incredibly dirty I and didn't want my tush on his toilet seat and went to wash my hands and then dry them and the towel was oh so dirty.

I am known as the sanitation queen at my house. LOL

So now you know, I am the ultimate domesticated engineer - love cleanliness, and an orderly home.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:19:03 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

VJ Toronto There are a bunch of ladies that are planning a cruise and I suggested to one that we might have a little fund to help those that are not able to pay there way. I have one person in mind already, but don't want her to feel embarrassed by what we are doing. I did tell her I'd see what we could do to include her on a cruise.

Please feel free to write to me at regarding this.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:22:25 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

whoops there way = their way. My grammar really isn't as bad as my brain fluffs.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:26:08 PM  
LeeislesVT said...

Hello Richard and all,
Just must say how much I like the cruise idea. I've been on many cruises but never Alaska. What about the east coast...Boston to Nova Scotia! Of course I love Hawaii,too. Then there's Belize, it's on my go there list.

If you wanted to go a little more adventurous how about a Windjammer Barefoot Cruise (of course the ship may not be large enough for all these wonderful ladies and hopefully Richard and a few additional senior bachelors. Just love the idea, I'll start saving my money.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:33:50 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I can understand anyone's impatience about having to wait for an answer about the Journey. However, over and over I have said the same thing. I will wait until I have viewed ALL of the videos, and that will be some time after September 16. If this is not to your choosing, and you have already sent in all of the requested information, you have the option of opting out. I certainly hope you don't, but if you are uncomfortable, that could be one solution. Also, whomever made the comment about the cruises being a little off of the Senior Bachelor track, you must have overlooked my blog, where I said I was RESPONDING to requests, it wasn't my idea, but I feel it to be a marvelous one. I have just finished a Newsletter and I will make the cruise reference in there as well. If at any time there is something you do not like about this venture, I would follow the advice of my anonymous British (or so they say) self-appointed Blog Police, and sign out from Senior Bachelor. I would not expect every person to like everything, so if you are unhappy, move on and let the rest of us enjoy the adventure. Life is too precious to have to read catty comments-generally untrue. To the other 99% of you wonderful ladies, have a good day. Richard Roe

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:36:10 PM  
GAWidow said...

Wow....the best of luck to you in your venture. I remember the Oprah show that you appeared on. How brave you are!! I wish I were as brave as you...unfortunately I am not...although I love to travel and would relish this opportunity, the timing is not right. Maybe another lifetime...Happy Future!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:36:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

"Promoting Romance & Adventure" might be the reason for the cruise - I doubt Richard would want to/be able to take on a whole s _ _ p load of ladies. It could be a wonderful new avenue for seniors to not only travel, but to meet someone.
Think about it, this is a man who doesn't plan to have a romantic relationship on any of those one month trial travel trips.
By next summer he may have found that one special lady. But then he may have soooo many choices it might take longer to shop than he thought.
Just my view for each of you.....Michelle

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:42:58 PM  
desert wings said...

are you kidding?
if my confusion over 1,6, or a ship load of women was considered "nasty" "unkind" accept my apologies. I did not intend to upset anyone!
Oh my laugh have fun...:) :) :)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:48:46 PM  
peachie said...

Hey everybody -- check out -- they have single cruises for age 40+ as well as other age groups. There are also other senior dating websites -- just google senior singles travel or senior single dating. You have options if this isn't your cup-of-tea !

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:59:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

G'dday again Richard!
I need to clarify that I wish to Sponsor a Senior Bachelorette who wishes to travel with you and your 'posse' on a cruise, as do I!
By the way I too have my 'posse' and when the time comes and the Fates allow, I will have 'my people' meet with 'His people' :)
'posse' meaning those that have my best interest at heart and know me for many years, as yours know you :)
Have a sun-shiny day :)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. I was hoping that the Senior Bloggettes were ALL planning to travel with you and your 'posse' on your cruise. I see that some of them are planning their own seperate cruise...oh well!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:59:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

Mary Rose wherever you are -- clickgirl's blog has a thread just for sharing inspiring stories-- join us there!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 1:01:16 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Michelle said it very well when she said the idea of a cruise is Promoting Romance and Adventure. THAT is the goal. And because this is a year away, how much fun would it be to finally put a face to all of us??? We could play a little game, whereby bloggers use code names and then on the cruise we all try to match up the code name with the proper person. Now that would be hilarious!!! Richard Roe

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 1:02:48 PM  
Anonymous said...

to michelle & to desert wings

pretty much agree with your assessment (gee do you think the BBP will let ass-sessment pass?! :) (---ooooo or even let "p-ass" pass?? LOL!)

I think S--p load of anything is a danged good pun! And anyone who would consider that "nasty" has a bad streak of OLD grouch in 'em! WAY OLD! This is about Senior stuff - not Fu--yDuddy stuff. Cancelable? oh--I'm scared. :)


Tuesday, August 02, 2005 1:03:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

not us...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 1:35:14 PM  
peachie said...

Richard-- if you're planning on showing that 35mm copy of Pop&Me, you better make sure you bring the projector to show it-- or do cruise ships have those? I think an SB and SBette cruise would be a hoot. How about a Senior version of the Dating Game ? Free makeovers or makeup consultants to pamper the ladies? Healthy, anti-oxident- filled meals ? Water volleyball games lead by RR himself? Morning stretch led by Me! Rockin and romantic baby-boomer music (didn't we have the best?)? A night of inspirational readings -- to share our wisdom? Talent show night?.....all in the name of Senior fun (isn't that part of Romance and Adventure?)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 2:48:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

I think the cruise is a really fun idea, but for those who can't come up with that kind of $$, one thing that can be considered is a chartered sail in the Caribbean. Been there done that and it is a blast!!! There's a ton of charter companies that do that. Cruises are so huge, so impersonal and if you're looking at a big 'ole "stinkboat" in a place like the Caribbean from the deck of sailboat well, anyway... I like the personal touch!

Also another really, really fun thing is to do is rent a houseboat. They sleep up to 30 and are relatively inexpensive and can really be a blast. Hire a chef and you can really be cookin'. You can get houseboats on lake Powell and Lake Cumberland in the states. I think they rent houseboats at lake Cuomo in Switzerland - but there's the airfare.

On Belize, there is a pretty incredible place in Ambergris Caye called Victoria House. It's a really fun place that has good bungalows - and a number of them - to rent, not too expensive: Victoria House for fun there's diving, fishing, walking, talking and snorkeling at Hol Chan. Very cool place. I guess it just depends if you want scenery or new friends!

I think those of us who don't get to do the travel the world with Richard thing should get together this winter (in a warm place) Next summer for the houseboats!!!!

I'd sign my name, but the last time I did I got weird emails, so just sign me unknown...or crazy kayaker...some of you might know me!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:27:20 PM  
Mary R said...

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:36:58 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,
Does this sound like a big Singles Party developing?
Mary Rose

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:42:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Mary R-- yes.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:58:38 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hello Richard,

I like to focus myself on you and your thoughts, the cruise is a great idea and I think that if you meet the right girl out of the six that will travel with you,
that you will attend the cruise with her,

of that I am sure..... and you and her will togeather meet all the others.......

A ship full of people
wanting, needing and ready to share their hearts once again..... all there is.

But behold Cinderella may not be able to aford this possibile way of finding her Prince....unless her fairy God Mother was to appear.

I wish to break my Golden Rule of foccusing on Richard and say the following

'Sister's Wildest Dream Come True'

'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette

I just wanted to say that your generous offer is a loud statement to your true identity, your true self, you are a kind and thoughtful person.

It appears you cannot concieve fully enjoying yourself without sharing your joy, you travel the road of life ,a selfless being, compelled to share what you have no matter how little.

A nobel person you are, I feel honoured to share your thoughts.

Your words touched my soul and a tear was shed.

You may just be the first to donate to the,

''Fairy God Mother FUN.d.''

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:16:38 PM  
Travelin said...

Count me in for helping someone go on vacation. Mine ended a month early, so I have some extra. I will gladly help out. I had the nicest complement from my former mother in law today. She saw some of the many pictures from my summer with Grams and wanted to know why I was not selling my pictures. I will gladly auction off one of the many that are beyond belief and donate all proceeds to let someone go cruising who otherwise could never afford it. And just to let you know, I was a welfare kid. Raised by a single mom of 6.
So maybe since my youngest is here, and we are leaving New Jersey in the morning to go Museum hopping in D.C.. We haven't been since the 80's. I am going on back to Florida by this weekend.
It's real life time again. One back to Talahassee, me to S. FL., maybe Sanibel next week to see my sister (who's house I am at), and move my daughter to South Florida before her 24th birthday. Which we are going to Vegas for. Her wish.
So I can finish my vacation this year.
Have fun all, I am off again tomorrow. Dinner just got here, and I want to eat before my nephews get back from Football practice.
Have an awesome night.
I now have an address, and Richard you are taking so long to choose.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:45:34 PM  
happy said...

to travellin'& others

Good Golly, Miss Molly!! The deadline is SEPT 16 !!!!! NOT yesterday or last week or a month ago.......contest has NOT ended yet! That means that it is still OPEN to entrants.

Am I missing something here? Are you just teasing & I'm not picking up on it? If so - sorry.

to RR


Tuesday, August 02, 2005 4:56:56 PM  
soft_rain said...

To sit and ponder and watch the moon, feeling the greatness that surrounds us,as if a baby in our mothers womb, mother nature all around, we are connected as if with an invisable umbilical cord, she sustains us with uncondional love.

Ohhh yes Richard to sit and share the moon with thee, would mean the world to me.

To hold your hand as long as I can,for me you would be the only man.

To gaze into each others eyes,never wanting to say goodbye.

To listen to the ocean roar, while kissing
you and wanting more.

The ocean blue, the moon so bright, the stars in flight,sitting there with you a dream I dare if I might.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 5:00:02 PM  
bdnc said...

I have an idea in re to helping those who are low in funds.
If we were to help a max of 10 people, the rest of us can make equal contributions for the selected 10. (of course they hafta convince us otherwise)But if someone wishes to contribute a greater amount, the better for the rest of us, right? Our goal is getting better. Not only to promote romance but also to help others experience the greatness of life.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 5:43:32 PM  
Anonymous said...


I love the cruise idea too! Since your are promoting Senior relationships, I suggest that we not have a cruise ship filled only with all the ladies who are wanting to meet you. A good format would be similar to a speed dating event...equal numbers of men and women by within senior age groups. I think that would be a great approach so that there would be the possibility for lots of senior matches. Start recruiting all your male friends to attend!!

Another question...I am one of the 118 who sent their video before the May deadline to be on the television show. Do you know what is happening with that? Are we all going to be invited to attend the show?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 6:11:01 PM  
soft_rain said...

The Sun rises and shines

The birds sing a melody

The squirrels display their talents of acobacy

Tiny creatures scamper about

A summer breeze flows through your hair

Flowers blooming and showing off their splendid colours

Roses and lavender sharing their dreamy scents

A light summer shower,
to refresh and replenish

A beautiful rainbow,
to admire

Apples and cherries
plums and stawberries

Cones dripping with honey

All of these things given unconditionly, will cost you no money

Let the spirit of giving remain unconditional


A Lottery, buy a chance to win a cruise, 50% of the proceeds to be donated to the Fairy God Mother Fun.d To pay 100% for those who cannot afford the cruise the other 50% should go to S.B. and his dream of promoting Romance & Adventure....

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 6:47:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

How would who determine who can or can not afford the cruise?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:03:20 PM  
Anonymous said...

Im in on the cruise, just say when and where

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:09:57 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Friends, Bloggettes and Richard,

Lend me your ears.......

We came promoting Romance and Adventure
In search of soulmates and the ever illusive "love of life".
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did want this once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to go for it now?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And all have lost their reason.

Yibbidy yibbidy that's all folks!

A VERY feeble attempt to use (and abuse) a quote from Shakespeare (he would role over in his grave if he saw such butchery of his works!!) Humble apologies to Shakespeare and any one else who may take offense!!
I could not resist.
No harm intended!

Parting is such sweet sorrow.....
ok.. OK... OK!!!! ...........ENOUGH!!!! I WILL NOW BE QUIET.....I PROMISE!!!
Bon nuit a tous!
La Belle xox

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:20:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

The possibility of all of us who are communicating with each other through the blog, but not knowing each other personally, would make meeting on a cruise a great idea. This may be too expensive for some of us, so perhaps we could meet in a national park over a long weekend or something like that. Whatever...the idea of us kindred spirits getting to know each other is a wonderful thought. Richard, keep these ideas coming!!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:23:41 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

RR and Ladies of the Blog
Too much focus could make one weary.
So let's play and have some fun...I would like to start by giving you a hint for the blogger code name game - you will find me on the cruise as some of Molly Shannon's character roles.....I love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 9:25:08 PM  
Misty aka Phyl said...

Hi Everyone

Just a quickie ... could someone explain to me what exactly these mad British Blog Police are raving about. I've scrolled back albeit quickly and can find no nasty/upsetting comments from anyone except them.

My suggestion to BBP is, therefore, why don't you try 'minding yer own business' and take your own advice and 'get a life' instead of practising your small-minded aggressive vigilante type behaviour.

Having said that, it would appear from Richard's posting that he agrees with you!!!!!!!!!!!!! so as its his blog I reckon this will be the posting which will be deleted, but then, what's new ;). BDNC ... am I right in thinking that your 'naughty mat' is your way of describing being deleted??? :)

To Suzanne and Sunny2 ... *LOL*. You sound as bewildered as I am. Et tu Happy and CB!!! And yes, Linda (think it was you) it is confusing :).

Gotta dash

Love to all ... especially the emotionally healthy ones :):).

Ciao ....... Phyl

p.s. took on board suggestions re name ... merci CB and I think Biking Princess??

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:11:46 AM  
Misty aka Phyl said...

To BDNC, Clickgirl, CB, MaryRose and all others who have set up their own blogs..... you're brilliant .... but my question is how do I access these blogs other than trawling through stuff here to find your name and clicking on it???

Any help would be appreciated ... especially as you all invited me to visit .... unless the invitations have been withdrawn *LOL*.

Ciao ... Phyl

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:31:40 AM  
Anonymous said...

it looks great to go to alaska on a cruise,
but it is impossible i think,
because i am from netherland,
and in the netherlands it is impossible to do things when you have a payment from the government, so if it is possible to go there, please count me in,it's the only way to do so,i like to travel but that is impossible without money,
so i hope you will give me a chance i will be greatfull the rest of my life. bye

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:43:52 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Misty aka Phyl et all,
Good morning sunshine!! You are certainly up bright and early, eh?
Glad someone came out to play early on this magnificent beautiful suuny day!

Man alive...everyone is getting waaaaaaaaaay to serious they are all going to get acne, warts and WRINKLES ( according to the latest trial studies, which, BTW, were blind trials!!!)
Everyone's gotta loosen up and roll with the punches, drop back into the "cruising" lane (get it?? gfaw, gfaw!) Life is a cabaret my friends! Eh??


and that's life in the fast lane. Comes with the territory!
Personlly I am having "way fun" as my girls would say..and thank gawd for that........last thing I need is acne and warts and WRINKLES at this I said before NOT a pretty look!! yah!

Ciao Bellas, have a graaaaate (Irish for great!!??) one !
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:47:04 AM  
Anonymous said...

o,o,o what have i done
that's not right what i have done
to beseech you,(i dont know i write it correctly) but i hope you will understand me.
lett it be please, forgif me.
bye tineke

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:49:27 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

I just saw a new heading on our Blog sites : User status
My little fun, tales of travel and adventure, Blog site has had 66o viewers/hits!!!!!
Thanks to all 660 of you!! I am deeply touched and so glad that you enjoy the site....will post next chapter "Koh Samui" when I get a chance, next few days crazy busy!!!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:54:01 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Anonymous "Tineke"
No need to ask for didn't beseech anyone..... to my knowledge!!!
I think you are doing great job!! all the way from the Netherlands no less!
It is all good!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:58:44 AM  
Sunny2 said...

to richard

What was so offensive abouyt telling you to "keep focus" (posted last night betweeb 8:03 & 9:09) that you had to delete it?

to misty

It's cause they've all already been bleeped that you find nothing there! READ FAST. This is probably headed there to the dust bin too. ain't the other blogs great!?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:21:02 AM  
bdnc said...

Yes, Phyl, naughty mat is deletion.... and when you get to our blogsites, make sure you add them to your favorite.
and welcome back, welcome back:-)

Excuse me!!!!....but slap me and call me suzy!!!! he he he.... sorry getting too serious about the cruise and other things... i actually put myself to sleep ... i just didn't want to be sent to a brat camp this time..... tee he he

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:23:47 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Phyl......To access blog site a lttli more expediently: Colapse comments, scroll and click on any name in Blue and there ya go!! MUCH simpler!!
Ciao off and running!!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:39:43 AM  
Nina said...

Hi Richard, I have been on the Alaska Cruise and it's simply beautiful! Great idea and I would be willing to help you with this adventure.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:40:37 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Pls excuse type o's eh? a rush!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:41:00 AM  
zoe said...

Wow! A person disappears for a few days (the end of the hardwood flooring installation is in sight - finally!) and there's talk of cruisin'!!! Sounds like a plan! Personally, I love bikingnut's idea - cycling plus the warmer weather the Caribbean or Belize offers. Coming from the Great White North, have seen lots of 18+ hours of daylight per day - just wish there was warmer weather to go along with it!!! Don't think we've seen over 25C all summer and those days have been few and far between. Not that I object to Alaska - never been there. Just my two cents. Now - back to work!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:57:09 AM  
Claire said...

Too bad that the Blog Police are giving the British a bad name. I was born in UK, and the police there are fine people for the most part and not nearly as censorious as on this site. The women are fun-loving, outrageous, and compassionate in general, and not deserving of deletion. It is a sad comment on this blog....probably end up deleted...why bother?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:05:09 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Good Morning (7:10am, California time)

I have a great theme song for the sb cruise ship:

Love exciting and new, come aboard, we're expecting YOU. The Love Bo......oh wait that has already been used. Soowwee.

Good to hear all the positive experiences regarding cruising. My one experience (about cruising that is ..grin..) was not so great. I felt confined. There was a lot to do but once you did it all then what? And on the return, when the ship was going against the current I turned really green.

But that was just my experience. Personally, I enjoy getting to a destination quickly, then start exploring (the sites [once again ..grin..]).

Going to be swimming all day today, except for a nail appointment this am. Y'all have a great one.

Haven't "blogged" in quite some time, feels good to exercise the fingers and the brain (eeeeeewwwww).



Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:23:37 AM  
Anonymous said...

Thank you Sunny2, I also do not understand why asking for focus is reason for deletion. Blog police abuse! (I'm actually amused) Blogging can be an excuse for very bad behavior and deceit -- I don't think that comment qualified, but oh well!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:46:56 AM  
happy said...

to claire

Yea!--Good on ya! "The women are fun-loving, outrageous, and compassionate in general, and not deserving of deletion."

My sentiments precisely. "Who's afraid of the naughty mat, the naughty mat, the naughty mat?" na na na na na..... or "Who's afraid of the big, bad blog, the big, bad blog, the big, bad blog?" Ha ! :) Try singing that fast several times in a row!! I'm guessing the blog polizei = RR.

to Ciao...P

One way to keep closer track of 'where you are on the blog-site' is to make a mental note of the # of blogs at the top of the 'page', then notice the time of posting of the last one you read. If you want to remember a specific one - like Sunny2 did, look for the TIME it was posted.

Oh well--now that last bit won't make much sense, because I see Sunny2's questioning RR on that deletion HAD BEEN DELETED! Sheeze-

to tineke

I personally see no offenses. No need to grovel, woman! And welcome to new blood I say! Also hit some of the excellent blogs generated here.

likewise to Nina Welcome!

Now I'm off to more productive things--baking raspberry chocolate cupcakes....

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:51:45 AM  
Anonymous said...

to anonymous

do believe my p's n' q's are in order...danke fur your support...thin skinned ---c'est ne pas moi.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:54:39 AM  
bdnc said...

i am no longer afraid of the mat, brat camp or bbp.
the big, bad blog, the big, bad blog, the big, bad did i do? Happy:-) not bad eh?
and you're right!! we are getting ahead of us... you know with the cruise..just need a breather and have fun .... just let us be!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:12:28 AM  

Good Morning RRand Ladies of the blog............................
I would first like to apologize if I offended anyone by my posting yesterday about the Alaska cruise and Richard's response .I didn't mean to insinuate that"I" had been the first one to suggest a cruise, I thought I was the first to have mentioned Alaska, that's all, "my bad".

NOW... onto a few other things.It has been my experiance in both the raising of children and also woring with some very troubled ones too(children who were ward's of the state) the BEST way to HANDLE the ones who were always doing things to get attention,you know like when one of your kids lays down on the floor of Wal-mart and starts having a tantrum or crying like you just yanked his arm off , "JUST STEP RIGHT OVER HIM AND KEEP ON GOING". A few minutes later he's behind you , MA are you leaving me???
Well that's what we do with the NEGGIES here on the blog, STEP RIGHT OVER THEM, IGNORE THEM ,and keep on going .When they don't get the attention they're seeking they'll go AWAY !!
SOOOOOOOO, what do ya say, act like they never were there.

OK , now for the good stuff, count me in on ANY get together, park, cruise, sailboat, etc. Remember it's the journey not the destination.

Git to go see "Steveie Nick's last night!!!!! Remember Fleetwood Mac, talk about reminders of my YOUTH, SHE WAS fantastic, THE BEST COMBO OF FOLK/COUNTRY/& ROCKER THERE IS AND SHE'S GOT TO BE AT LEAST 60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GIRL
See ya all later,

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:37:43 AM  
AmaznGrace said...

Richard, I just wanted to let you know that I am crazy about your photo, the one in front of the airplane... you, with your carry-on in hand...

That photo really represents the enthusiasm, spirit and playful attitude you bring to SeniorBachelor. Great marketing photo!

We all just get better with age... there is nothing like a conversation with someone who drinks life like a fine glass of wine - savoring each sip, satisfied but wondering what that next experience will taste like!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:35:55 AM  
happy said...

to Richard

Best Newletter yet! (Aug 03) Re your comment: " will hear me carry on about what I believe to be the marginalizing of Americans as we age." Glad to see this is still a major impetus on your part for it is definitely a wrong in our society!

"Marginalization" was the first word that attracted me to your site...not "Senior Bachelor."

There have been "The Black Panthers", and Maggie with her honorable "Grey Panthers" - both organizations effectively fighting for their rights.

However, it's very difficult to champion a cause when we are mostly viewed as "invisible". We need a "Group Name" under which to organize! :) and become a "Force". I'm not feeling too clever - or forceful! :( just now - so I'll throw down that gauntlet and perhaps someone will pick it up.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:36:54 AM  
happy said...

to ALL

Qoute! LOVE to quote--'cause I'm not overly clever! There are some good ones including -

George Burns - who ougtha know: :You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old!"

But in keeping with my sick sense of humor I'll offer this one today: "The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it." Doris Day :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:48:09 AM  
Normal said...

I want to make a comment on your statement "the marginalizing of Americans as we age.By that I mean television shows, radio shows, advertisers, etc., cater to a younger demographic" What the media is doing is repulsive to me. One of my favourite shows is ER. I don't know how many people are aware that the woman who played Dr. Corday was written out of the show because of her age. This is a vibrant, beautiful woman. Leaves me wondering what's in store for the rest of us.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:59:37 AM  
Anonymous said...

Yeah -- I'm too young to be this old !

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:01:57 AM  
happy said...

to Richard

A quote which encompasses the whole SB Ideas of Romance, Adventure, etc:

"Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."
D. C. Fisher

May we all be that fortunate!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:11:23 AM  
leslie said...

Just wanted to put my two cents (Cdn)in re any form of the group getting together. As a teacher, though, my time offs are determined by the school calendar so whatever you plan, please keep that in mind. Hopefully, with all the ideas floating out there, I'd be able to attend at least one get-together.

Finally got my icebergs and glacier pictures from last year's Alaska cruise loaded on my blog site,so feel free to check them out.

Richard - tomorrow's the BIG day. Doing the video, so be patient - it'll probably get there next week.

Leslie in VanCan

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:55:03 AM  
B-lette A.F-F said...

Dear Richard,
I'm happy to finally venture to the blog page. I was one of the original May girls who signed up quickly with video, bibliography and photo. Please remember me, I'm a volleyball player, amongst other things. I'm ready for a cruise and prefer to be HER as your noble one.
B-lette A.F-F

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:02:08 AM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Touche Richard As you can see I am a woman of opinion and am very honest.

I do apologize, I misquoted you. You have indicated all along that Sept 16th was your final deadline, not that you were going to choose on Sept 16th.

You were right I was wrong, now I'm going to the naughty mat, let's see since I'm 56 does that mean I sit there for 56 minutes according to "Nanny" rules.

I'm just joking here, let's not get our panties in a twist, OK.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:47:04 PM  
Sunny2 said...

to suzanne

or Knickers in a Knot!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 1:04:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

Well Hello Richard!
Love the idea of inventing 'code names' here on the Blog, when we all finally meet on the cruise and start guessing 'whose who' to quote you: "Hilarious" The cruise is going to be amazing with all the Senior Bachelorettes and Senior Bachelors...let's show the world we have a helluva lot of Life flowing through out veins! What a wonderful plan to look forward to when it finally comes into fruition. By the way 'soft rain' it would be a great pleasure to Sponsor you, you are welcome to share the cabin with me as I have no intention of sharing it with any of the Senior Bachelors:) I see this cruise as a 'getting to know everybody cruise' :) afterall I am seeking my potential Soulmate/Life Partner/Travelling Companion too:) Yes a TALL ORDER indeed with 'no strings attached':)
Who knows 'HE' may just be on the cruise too:)
Here's to Romance and Adventure
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 1:11:50 PM  
Travelin said...

Welcome everyone from Washington, DC. I am at my girlfriends house, everyone is doing business on their individual computers. My son on his, my girlfriend works from home, so after some local sightseeing , where we used to live, lunch, we are catching up. I am actually going out tonight to meet up with someone I met in Seattle with my Grams. He's here in town doing business.
So I am going to Old Town, during rush hour to say hello. My girlfriend and son are going out later for ice cream. They are old pals. It happens when you know your friends over 30 years.
And since we are a day early, we are going to play tourist tomorrow in DC in August. Are we nuts?
I still want to go with Richard folks, don't get me wrong, I am just not ready to sit still. I think this traveling bug has hit me big.
Well let me go brave some traffic and meet up with a friend. Have an awesome day everyone.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 1:17:00 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Richard,

Quick comment re your newsletter (great by the way!):

"We know it doesn't get any easier as we get up in years."
But, Richard, you will have to agree: we get soooooooo much BETTER!!!!! EH????

Ps Also a teensy weensy suggestion: How 'bout we refer to life after 50 as the "Platinum" years, much more palatable and valuable and than "Silver", n'est pas???...... also sounds so much better than "Senior" Eh??
I don't know about any one else but "Silver" and "Senior" send shivers up my spine...and not the GOOD variety!! I AM SOOOO NOT THERE YET!!
At 50 I decided, hey whoa le music, enough!! So I decided to start going backwards, chronologically speaking, in the real world I am 55, in MY world I am 45!! Works for me!!!! Try it , you'll like it!!

The benefit to "MY" world is that by the time I reach 12 (or 88 in the "real" world) I will be acting like a prepubescent teenager!! And that is all good!

PLUS!!!!!!!!! BIG BONUS!!!

In "MY" world Richard you would be a much "younger man" of 38!!!
Women of the Blog are you ready for a sweet young thang???

La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 1:49:46 PM  
Sunny2 said...

oh--i don't know--"Silver Sages" might not be bad--i'm partial to "s"s anyway.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005 3:08:06 PM  
Sunny2 said...

forgot to contribute my quote -

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain


Wednesday, August 03, 2005 3:10:24 PM  
Claire said...

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." Van Gogh

Also enjoyed your rendition, Happy!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 3:28:11 PM  
bdnc said...

Silver Sage hmmmm
I agree with you CB, age is nothing but a numero! When someone ask me how old i am, i tell them my year of birth, that's all i have to remember. And if you think your old, you will get old.
When i was in Japan, I got heck for telling my real age. They told me that that's a No No ... I don't even know why Japanese worry about their age, they all look so young!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:09:23 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

BDNCThe new pictures are fabulousWent to visit your blog site and it looks terrific. You are adorable.

Oh by the way the Fountain Hills photo is great - Located here in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Here we call the seniors "Snowbirds" or "CueTips" of course that is referring to our silver hair. Our population doubles in the winter months with Canadian's and retired folks from the cold climates coming to our more conducive warmer weather.

I like "SilverWings".

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 4:43:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

I prefer "Silver Fox" :))

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:27:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

how about the
"Platinum Players" ? :)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:00:10 PM  
happy said...

to suzanne

We always referred to Yankees who migrated to the South for the winter as "snowbirds". :) I'd never heard that it referred to their hair color.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:12:47 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

I am soooo pleased to hear that you are hoping to be hooked up with your one special lady by the time you entertain the idea of a group cruise. I was beginning to worry that you wanted to be perpetually on this journey with a harem of women! Nice to see that everyone is making friends here, me....I have a lot of girlfriends and am really in this for the boy!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:22:28 PM  
twincitybachelorette said...

So glad to read that you are working at promoting romance and adventure for people of all ages - if anyone can do, YOU CAN

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:08:53 PM  
twincitybachelorette said...

So glad to read that you are working at promoting romance and adventure for people of all ages - if anyone can do, YOU CAN

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:09:47 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Happy I enjoy your input so much, What do we have to do to get you and Clickgirl to submit your videos. Has anyone heard from CathinCarolina and Starliteinmyeyes? Haven't seen then around lately.

Hey - Congrats on having a new son-in-law. Did you use many hankies? Hope all is settled down now.

I'm ready for a cruise right now. Sorry I get so pushey about this decision making thangy - I'm bored and ready to go do something other than packing boxes and moving.

When I look at the pictures Canadian Bloggette has on her blog it just makes me want to go and see the world. I think I could travel as a hobo! LOL

Can Blog do you have a website for the things you make. Send me your website address if you do?

Also Can Blogger please, please post that beautiful quote that I just read "The Invitation" it is subperb. Did you send your video in yet? I can't remember if you told me you did or didn't. See I have volitile memory like the old computers we used to have. You turn them off and then you have to reprogram. For me I close my eyes and varooooooooom it's gone. LOL

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:16:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

To all -- if you can't wait until next Fall to meet all the Sbette friends here, go to clickgirl's blog where there is discussion about a sooner get-together.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:36:11 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello Richard,
I have no idea how you are keeping up with all this but I give you credit for setting up such a great way to bring it across to everyone.
"Romance and adventure" is a great theme for those past 50 since we are all still ready, willing and able to have fun but can't quite seem to find those who share that same attitude. Everyone does better when having something to look forward to and this is an exciting adventure ahead of us.
The mind doesn't age and those of us that think and act young usually remain so. It's all in the "attitude" and healthy lifestyle that keeps us young.
I join in with all of you that find life worth living and knowing that we all share in our enthusiasm for Richard's adventure.
Wouldn't it be great if there were more guys like you!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:00:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good Evening Richard!
What happened in Toronto, literally down the highway from where I live yesterday, the plane crashing into a ravine and thank G-D all passengers and crew are alive to talk about this frightening experience! It brings to mind that I too have had more than my fair share of 'near death experiences' during the course of my Life. In fact the first 'brush with death was at the tender age of ten and the last was in 1995 when the apartment building I was living in was a towering inferno!
What I am trying to say is after one has been through experiences of this nature, one gains an innate sense of 'I need to do more'
what can I do to assist someone..possibly a stranger whom I have never met? Hence my offer to Sponsor Senior Bachelorette 'soft rain' so that she too can enjoy the cruise with all of us. Richard you have also been given the Gift of a 'second chance' in narrowly escaping the tsunami disaster. Maybe that is the driving force behind your intent for bringing people together to have FUN, promoting the Senior Bachelor and Senior Bachelorette Romance and Adventure Campaign. Life is too precious and delicate not to take advantage of this opportunity for the MATURE 'IN CROWD' the over 50's group in particular:) We have all in some way or another been to HELL and back in the early years and now we are 'READY TO RUMBLE' renewed energy, a mature outlook on Life....we know what we want and aint nobody gonna stop us now!!!:) Here come the 'trailblazers', we who know how to enjoy Life, have been left by the wayside for too long...time to STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! No more the so-called 'fuddy duddies' we are now the FUNny BUDDIES:)
Here's to Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams for ALL of us!
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
P.S. May we ALL find our 'significant other'...they're 'out there somewhere':)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:05:02 PM  
happy said...

suzanne mesa az

Thanks for your pats on the back, & re new son-in-law. The wedding was short, sweet, & beautiful..hankies stayed dry.

Next 2 weeks could bring a few tears though. Newlyweds are on honeymoon, and I'm kitty-sitting their 2 juvenile, almost pubescent, not yet neutered, cats! I thought one had gotten stuck behind the dryer this morning since he'd not answered my call. There I am in my birthday suit crawling up onto the dryer, absolutely panick stricken at the thought of finding him, somehow, stuck and totally DEAD!! When I'm finally in a position - not a pretty one - to see him--he's peering up at me with big innocent yellow eyes- as if to say.."whaat??!"

Oh well--that's not as bad as the Thanksgiving day I was trying to capture (alive!) the escaped School Mouse which my 2nd grader had 'earned! the privilege! of taking home over the holidays by being the best reader in the class. I didn't help the kids with reading lessons for 5 years after that!

RE video -I've got to September 16th, remember?! :) Totally understand bored with packing! Try slitting your throat -it's a lot more entertaining, plus eliminates needing to pack!

to RR

OK OK --but nasty little stories like this get us to the ROMANTIC stage we're now in! :)

Besides - note the words "newlyweds - honeymoon- birthday suit" in above paragraphs. Surely that's romantic!? Ha!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:28:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

AROUND THE 20TH OF JANUARY, A LITTLE CAPRICORN SCHNUKINS...OR IF LATE, A LITTLE WHACKY AQUARIAN JUST LIKE GRANDMAMA!!!!!! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED WORDS FAIL ME ( I know it is hard to believe coming from the one and only Blog Hog!....that would be moi!! Incredible but true!)

This is going to be a loooooong post...... so scroll on or enjoy, choice is all yours!

for Suzanne..... as requested! This will prove quite refreshing as it is the "serious & passionate" side of me!!! I calligraphied and framed this excerpt for each of my daughters a couple of years ago for Christmas..... as a reminder of the true value of life! Oriah says it all so eloquently....... I could not begin to express my inner most feelings better! It took a lifetime to finally grasp and comprehend what exactly it was that I was searching for ( and have yet to find!!) in a love of life partner/soulmate. I want the next 25 years (the best is yet to be!) of my life to be full and rich with ALL that money can NOT buy!!!
So here you go Suzanne....hope you enjoy as much as I have over the past couple of happy to share!!

ps. Also have mentiond before I most probably will not send in a video & bio as explained in my Blog, it is just a "me" thing! I know this seems some what of an oxymoron at his juncture but...c'est la vie!!

pps. Thank you all for asking about my Jewelry design and requesting photos!! I am so touched! It is a relatively new venture for me of which I am very proud..."If one can find something one is impassioned about and make a living by doing it, that is a great thing!" I have a great thing going on!!
I will post some photos in the near future on my Blog...just for fun!! (I do not have a web site as yet)

Here you go.....a gift to all those who didn't scroll!!

My personal most treasured excerpt from:

“The Invitation”

”It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with JOY, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday, and if you can source your life on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon.
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”

By: Oriah, Mountain Dreamer

Bonsior and sweet dreams a tous!
La Belle Nouvelle Grandmama to be xox

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:59:26 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

OH my excitement I got so carried away........congrats on the newly acquired "mother of the bride" status .......and dry hankies??? I AM so impressed!!
Ps. Your "story" is too much!!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:03:45 PM  
leslie said...

Canadian Bloggette - how EXCITING! I remember when my daughter told me she was expecting, it was Mother's Day 2004 and the way she told me was through the gift she gave me - a cute picture frame that says "Grandma's Little Sweetie" on it. It took me a second to "get" it but then we all started crying and hugging and hugging and crying. I know just the feelings you're feeling right now. Congratulations Grandmere!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:17:44 PM  
leslie said...

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:19:54 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

This would be me the Blog Hog....again!!
This has zero to do with Romance and Adventure but I can not help myself...y'all have created a nightmare!!
Thanks Leslie xox
I remember when I was very young ( one million years ago!!) and expecting for the first time, I used to hold little teensy weensy sweet little baby undershirts (you know the 0-3 months ones!!) up against my belly and try to imagine that a baby of my very own would soon fit into one of those teensy little things!! Incredible!
Sooooooo, today I bought a teensy weensy little undershirt, to help me imagine that my very own baby of 32 will soon have her very own baby to fit this little undershirt!!
The most undescribable..magical....absolute best feeling in the world!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:31:34 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Happy You have me rolling on the floor laughing. I can so "not want to picture you" in your birthday suit in the dry. I cna't even type this message I'm laughing so hard. I love women with humor. LOL That is hilarious but I'm really happy the cat is OK.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:02:44 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Canadian Bloggette Thank you for putting "The Invitation" on here, if I were to describe what I am looking for in a man that pretty much says it all.

GRANDMA has a nice sound to it doesn't it.

When my two daughters got pregnant, they were pregnant together. I had harped and begged and pleaded that I needed grand-babies. They came over to my house with a photo album and were going through the album explaining each picture and then they turned to the last page of the and there were these strange looking tube things. You know we didn't have those in our days when we got pregnant. I kept staring at the tubes trying to figure out what the heck they were.....duh.....I finally got it and went from laughing to crying in intervals of 30 secs or so. I now have a little granddaughter and grandson, both are 5.

CONGRATULATIONS MY DEAR FRIEND May there be many more to come.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:27:14 PM  
Suzanne Mesa Arizona said...

Canadian Bloggette Just so I'm not in violation of the purpose of the blog site.

You see what being in love can produce "Love is in the Air"

Love and Romance hmmmmmm

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:29:44 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard and Ladies,
Bad news: my opera chorus audition didn't go as well as I had hoped for, c'est la vie. I am still hopeful as I have had more bad auditions than good ones and still manage to get into the chorus.
Good news: To help me get into a better mood after the audition I went out and had drinks with my opera friends. We "Wenches" like a good stiff drink once in a while. I had me a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and I felt better already!
Then I came home and watched the Pop and Me dvd with Richard's and Chris' commentary. I know things can change over 5 years' time but one can get to know Richard pretty well by watching the film. I enjoyed the commentary immensely, it really got to the heart of why this film was made and how Richard and Chris were better men because of the experience.
Now with the audition over I can get busy getting my materials together for this upcoming adventure!
Congratulations La Belle on your impending Grandmama-hood.
I love love love reading the Blog!
Keep a song in your soul and a smile in your heart....:)
The Operawench

Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:59:56 AM  
happy said...

to CB
There are many reasons they call it GRAND! Wonderful news!! Well--here goes your future travel money! The little bitty teensy weensy shirt is only the beginning! Ha!

This progresses the "Sunrise, Sunset" inevitability of life doesn't it?

TRULY wishing mom & babe good health and Grandmama GREAT, HAPPY EXPECTATIONS of 'reliving' one of life's most special events.

And now, of course, you will forgive me my levity in this awesome moment and remind you (and all) of a certain British scholar's definition of a baby: A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. :) as always

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:37:10 AM  
macushla56 said...

Canadian Bloggette - Congratulations on becoming a Grandma! My first was 8-years old and came to me by marriage (my son aquired both wife and son in one fell-swoop - poof- instant family absolutely wonderful). My second followed not quite a month later - another boy - both are fabulous! You'll be floating on air for a long long time!! Best wishes. BH

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:38:48 AM  
Anonymous said...

Why isn't the latest Newsletter posted on the website?

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:41:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

The newsletter takes a few days to get on the website,but eventually appears.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:03:33 AM  
peachie said...

From all appearances, it appears a blog starts getting "bogged" (150+ posts) every four days....hope you are considering a new one before the weekend, RR, or the onset of more scrollitis will be in our futures :)

A blog suggestion-- RR, what's the latest Search stats? Can you reveal anything about how you are making decisons? We are waiting with baited breath as the days pass.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:11:16 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Still alive & well in Carolina!!

Enjoy reading or "skimming", but no time to converse very much.

I think Miss Moonliteinmyeyes (Wanda) has her family in Montana. I bet she will surface again, soon.

If not, I am sending out my "Cowboy" Guyfriend, who has a cabin within 3 hours of her to check on the "chick-a-dee".

They have talked on the phone and have dinner planned when he goes out West for Labor Day.

Just a reminder to those who haven't caught on yet, the Bachelors who will join us on any futher gatherings, can be guys that you know.
Anyone have a cousin in Carolina???

Love to all!!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:34:10 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Who'd a thunk one could meet such dear friends with incredible commonality and connectivity via Techville?? Incedible but true!

PS, Happy,...btw & jff I prefer thinking of this new stage of life as "The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius" (I being an Aquarian and the new little sweet pea/munchkin perhaps also)....... cuz I am just starting to live....Sunset is a looooooong way off LOL !!! It is all so very relative and a state of mind.....and what a state it is!!
Cathy...If I had a cousin in Carolina...he'd be all yours!!
Ciao Bellas
La Belle aka Blog Hog, Oink Oink xox

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:57:20 AM  
happy said...

to RR & all

Thought (or not :) provoking quotes today - Richard, I CAN stop this any ole time. :)

Thinking of Adventure:

"To find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." R W Emerson

"Life is a journey that must be traveled, no matter how bad the roads & accommodations." O Goldsmith

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have someting sensational to read on the train." :) O Wilde

to operawench

"When a door closes, a window opens."

Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:09:51 AM  
onrynurse said...

Richard.....Great Newsletter!!
Looks like the cruise idea went off great!!
Sure hope we get alot of guys to go, too. Other wise we are gonna get bored....teehee!!
Sept. is coming up....can't wait for any news of your choices!! Choice!! Whichever it turns out to be!!
By the way, congrats to the first time Gramma!! It's awsome!! My 1st grandbaby is 4mo....he is fabulous!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:10:56 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

"Everything n be taken fom a man but....the last of the human freedoms - to chose one's attitiude in any given set of circumstances, to chose one's own way" Dr. V. Frankl

Now.....the following was sitting in my inbox this AM and I just HAD to pass it along for an early morning giggle...I am not responsible for the following material, I am accountable only for malintent nor dissing of either sex intended!!

Ladies and Richard,



If Laurie, Linda, Elizabeth and Barbara go out for lunch, they will call each other Laurie, Linda, Elizabeth and Barbara.

If Mark, Chris, Eric and Tom go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla, Peanut-Head and Scrappy.


When the bill arrives, Mark, Chris, Eric and Tom will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.

When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.


A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale.


A man has five items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel from the Marriott.

The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.


A woman has the last word in any argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


Women love cats.

Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.


A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.


A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change and she does.


A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.


Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


Ah, children......

A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favourite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.

A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


Any married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing.

Do ya ever wonder who dreams up these things??
Have a graaaate one!
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:30:45 AM  
Debby Eddy said...


I just need some things clarified,please. Final submission of data: bio, video, and photo; Deadline, Sepetmber 16th.

Currently 20-30% of the videos that have been sent in have been viewed by Richard.

Possibly on a date (soon?) and at a location still unknown, there may be some one on one (or group) meetings between some of the candidates and Richard?

Come October the finalists will be announced. And of course take-off date is late November.

There are 1K (+;-) candidates that have mailed in the data needed to qualify, and it is just the first week of August, which means between now and September 16 it is safe to predict that one can probably double the number of candidates that will be sending in their information.

SSSHHHEEEESSSSSHHHH........I'm going on a long Delta cruise aboard a 56'luxury houseboat (I'm driving), then going to Maui for 10 days. All within the next six weeks and when I return I don't feel real hopeful about being chosen as a candidate.
The odds are way too high, the competition way to stiff. Don't get me wrong I'm a competitor at heart, just NOT lucky in love/friendship (w/the opposite sex/the lottery, things of that nature.

Lately, friends and family say it is fate that brings people that are meant to be together just that together!

So even though I have sent in my data, and I'm sure it is sitting in the middle, or bottom of some huge pile on Richard's sb office floor. Unless I run into, bump into "Richard the Roe" somewhere along life's path and he can actually look into my green eyes I'm an eye contact sort of prson), see my very pearly (real; not veneered, my very own) white teeth, hear my contagious laugh, know the deep compasion that I feel for others, know how passionate I can get about certain things in life. I don't see the aforementioned occuring (being chosen to travel with the sb) without fate stepping in.

But then again it was fate that brought me to this website and not the segment on Oprah (still haven't seen that; but would like to.) A re-play, re-run date has never been posted or announced.

K, I'm finished. Everyone have a wonderful day and be thankful for what you have right now, that which is right in front of you and maybe you don't even see it. That happens far too often IMHO.

Ciao, Adios, Bye-Bye.


Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:52:54 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Debby eddy,
Not to underestimate the power of fate and destiny...however, if there is one thing I have learned is up to each and every one to believe in themselves and MAKE IT HAPPEN!! No one else will do to for us!!
So you go girl...keep the faith!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:04:08 AM  
bdnc said...

CB and Happy
You are both hilarious ...Har har har har har... everybody needs a laugh even the BBP. I just had a funny vision of Happy naked...not ugly but funny. *lol*
The Invitation is wonderful CB, thanks for sharing. I can feel your energy radiates all the way here. It's a great thang! Miss Thang! :-)
and Suzanne of Mesa
Yeah that's Fountain Hills! Too bad that it was so foggy when we went to the Grand Canyon but great trip, i tell you. Shame that i didn't know you then. We couldhave done coffee or something. :-)

Oh there's the key word TRIP! and i was then looking for romance. yeah right!

Does anyone know what a CRAFT syndrome is?

Itwas40degreeshereyesterday. Hothothotday. Haveawonderfulday!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:08:54 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Funny, (Fantastic, Fabulous, Fit??)

No!!?? Hmmmm!
Ciao xox

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:15:26 AM  
bdnc said...

Debby, just enjoy driving your houseboat for now and don't worry 'bout anything, i'm sure one of us will update you on the search when you get back.
if you are not one of the six, things happen for a reason and somebody else is looking for you.. .just keep your eyes open for other opportunities.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:20:16 AM  
bdnc said...

Not bad CB... i actually like yours better.
Can't Remember A Firing Thing.

I went to the kitchen to get something and when i got there.. i just stood there trying to remember what i was there for...
PErhaps looking for love and romance? *lol* yes in the kitchen..

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:26:23 AM  
happy said...

to bdnc

Might find Love & Romance in my kitchen today...I just put together a from-scatch pizza for tonight---yum yum!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:38:51 AM  
happy said...

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Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:38:56 AM  
happy said...

to whoever wanted to know about "multiple blogs"

I just found out what 'causes' them. That 'author' who just removed a blog was moi.

Multiples happen when you click too many times. In my case I double-clicked - and got 2 blogs posted.

GIGO, you know. Garbage In. Garbage Out. :)

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:42:59 AM  
bdnc said...

Oh my Gosh Happy that's IT!
i have to get me some FOOD! Thnks!

if that is love and romance.. i guess it's inappropriate to ask if i can have some huh? :-)

k gotta get me some lovin too!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:57:15 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Canadian Bloggette.........Maybe it is half and half. But sometimes it is ONLY the faith we have to hold on to. One other thang..."YOU TOO GO GIRL"

bdnc.........I am a true believer in "things happen for a reason". How could one not think that!

Enjoy I will this houseboat trip of mine. Just hope I don't run aground in the shalos. If so, there will be lots of provisions onboard to enjoy until help comes (probably in the form of the the USCG). We have a spa and penthouse on the upper deck, surround sound music system throughout the entire hb. Even a faux fireplace in the salon.

And lately I think my eyes have been half way closed, but that is another story, one I chose not to let go of, but now I must. EEEEWWW I think I'm getting too deep and too serious.

Thanks to you both for responding.


Thursday, August 04, 2005 9:12:37 AM  
audchuck said...

yes---cruise is good. why not try the ones in S.E.Asia---the star cruises

Thursday, August 04, 2005 9:43:21 AM  
bdnc said...

You are from Malasia? I want to go to Malaysia. And i will somesomeday. Do you hav pictures to share? huh?

Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:09:59 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Friends and especially New Bloggers, It took me a while to figure out that I can click on the -said- part of the comments and that opens and closes their content. If I want to print something special like the "Invitation", if it is open, it will print with whatever else you find important enough to choose.
The rest of PRINT will just be the list. Hope this saves someone some ink.
Mary Rose

Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:12:16 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To the Canadian Blogette, That blog about Men and Women was great! Would you please send it to me in the form of an e-mail as I might use that in a future Newsletter.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:37:33 AM  
droma said...

Got to get my 5 Pfennige in with this marvelous Blog:

Just because there is snow on the roof doesn't mean there isn't fire in the furnace!
by??, Mark Twain?, Shakespeare?,
old geezer?!!?
I forgot---having a "senior moment".

CB&Happy: LOL, no knots in your
knickers or twist in your panties.
(Happy, I peeked.)

And here my Oma story:
When my daughter expected #4:
A Mothersday's gift of a
bracelet with We love Oma
and 4 birhtstones!!!
Made me act like a kid!
And I still do when with any of the 6 Enkel by my 3.

Vielen Dank to Alle for this
marvelous experience!!!


Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:55:16 AM  
Forest Hills said...


I don't know how you women, who saw the original Oprah show (I didn't) and rushed to send in your videos can stand the waiting! I just put mine in the mail today, swore to myself that NOW I can put this out of my mind and get on with my life, keep myself otherwise occupied and stop visiting this RR blog site, and stop blogging. I CAN'T STOP!!!

Have I become obsessed? And to think there's still another couple of months, and who knows how many more entrants yet to send their videos in...

I've been teaching myself how to post new photos and descriptions, and have thought of putting together more of my diving trips, with land and beautiful underwater scenes. But I don't think there would be that much interest. Well, if I do a bit of one of my trips, would someone give me some constructive criticism? Or just tell me now not to bother. It seems lots of you, who have set up your Blog sites have created some fantastic work. (I still haven't figured out how to use these 'tags' to highlight in blue, underscore in blue, whatever! I feel too ashamed to pester BDNC, who seems to be the expert!) I'll start scanning some of my photos, and wait for suggestions.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:25:01 AM  

FOREST HILLS.....would love to see your photo's. I am planning to take scuba lesson's this fall, (unless I'm on a special "journey' with RR) I'll just table it then. Any suggestions for a first timer,
(ahhhhhh the experiance of being a virgin at something) LOL, LOL,like buying new/used equipment, etc.?

CB.....Loved your woman/men ditty. Have already put into a seperate file and also sent it on to many!
Congrat's on the the Gram's occasion.Can't wait till it's my turn. I only have a daughter(26) and she is currently deep into her carrer, soooo guess I'll just have to wait.

RR/SB.....think we're going to have to get BDNC to give you some techie lessons. You can cut & paste CB's poem and then store it anywhere. This way you won't have to go through all your e-mail's looking for it , just trying to lend a hand.:):)
Later all;

Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:04:56 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Richard,
You want the Women and Men thingy???
Kidding.....consider it done! Glad you enjoyed!
La Belle xox

Dear Foresthills, Suzan,
Not to worry, I am sure there will be a "Blog Addiction" centre lined up for all suffering from "Blog Withdrawl", I and several others, Leslie, bdnc, to mention but a few, have set up a temporary relief centres for those in need of support

Symptoms may vary from person to person, but may include,

Scrollitis: severe swelling and twitching of right arm

Eye Twitch and crossed eyes: trauma caused to eyes whilst searching, and scrolling and searching and scrolling and..... for Blogs

Headache: caused by severe emotional disress and overactive tear glands.

Nausea: desire to vomit and burst into tears each and very time ANYONE ,mentions the word Blog, SB RR, Travel, Romance etc etc

Numb bum: acute in tense numbness and tingling in the Glutus Maximus region (the butt!) caused by excessive sitting in the same position for HOURS and HOURS.

Severe Hot Flashes: JUST when you thought THEY were gone!! Nothing like a little R&R (Richard and Romance) to get those "power surges re energised!!

If you should experience any of the aformentioned symptons please feel free to visit my Blog or any of the others for immediate relief and comfort!This prescription offers immediate relief ....guaranteed within minutes!!
not covered by medicaire nor private ins plans!!
So don't despair....just keep on Blogging!

ps I think the heat has gone to my head!!

Have a graaaaaaate day
La Belle xox

Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:24:12 PM  
soft_rain said...

Anonymous said...
How would who determine who can or can not afford the cruise?


How does one determine which pigeon to feed?

How does one determine if the cat crying at the door is truly lost?

How does one determine if all the children in the free breakfast program, truly are hungry?

Shall we begin to ponder, if the places we provide charity and volunteer work for, really can't afford a salary?

I can only speak for myself

When I see a need,I do what I can.

Its not for me to judge.

If the person was truly not deserving, I feel sorry for them.

For when they are truly in need, it will not be there.


Oh, and income tax files can tell you alot, if need be.


I dont think the cruise will be about flashing and comparing what one has collected material wise in this world,

but more of comparing the journey of our souls,

we have all been given the same seed of life,

how have you used yours to touch another,

lets compare how many smiles we have helped give birth to or how many tears of joy we helped produce.

To sail upon the sea searching for thee, to set our souls free,

love a selfless liberating act that creates a mulitude of rewards

In the end when you are with the one that can make you smile deep inside,

their touch is all that will matter,

the sparkle in their eyes when they gaze at you will be the jewel you keep forever,

the deep breath you release when your in their arms shall be the reward of searching a lifetime,

the depth of love two people can produce, shall be their pot of gold,

all these magical feelings safely kept in the treasure box of your heart,

and yes these treasures you can take with you forever

Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:59:19 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Thank you so much, CHI-TOWN GIRL and CB! Merci mille fois!

OK, I'll try some more posting. I'm kinda proud of my underwater photos, especially in the Red Sea. I always combine a land portion with wherever I go (including Belize, last year, to those who have already been. And, yes, I dove the famous "Blue Hole"!) The most popular way to do serious diving is to stay on a "live aboard", which is a 100+ ft. yeacht-like boat, with double cabins and baths for 16-18 people. You eat, sleep and dive, and they take you around the harder to get to places. There's a world-known saying that "what goes on on the boat, stays on the boat", which when you're a relatively small group, together for a solid week, makes for some wonderful pranks and fun!

For those of you who have never scuba'd, if you feel comfortable and enjoy snorkeling, just imagine being able to go down and really check out those gorgeous fish without having to rush up, out of breath. 70% of our world is covered with water, and you wouldn't believe the life and colors down there. Absolutely awesome.

That's what's given me the ability, as a single/lone traveler to hook up with people from all over the world and get to see the most exotic places and people. It's great!

So, I guess I'll give it a try, slowly.

CB - Thanks for those cute symptoms. I'm also getting curvature of the spine, from being humped over my laptop, on the bed! Til the wee hours of the night!


Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:11:52 PM  
Anonymous said...


I had always wanted to Scuba Dive and when I went to Jamaica a couple of years ago signed up to snorkel and scuba - only to find out they wouldn't let me scuba because I had had a collapsed lung a few years before that from a bike accident (broke a couple ribs which punctured and delated a lung)

I can relate to bikingnut - that would be awesome. Anyone done RAGBRAI?

Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:48:44 PM  
soft_rain said...

Cute true life stories:

While at the store one day looking through some greeting cards,

I noticed a little boy about the age of 5, he was quickly opening each card and after glancing inside he would say "NOPE!" and rapidly put it back,

after about the 12th "NOPE!" I asked him what was wrong?
he response was

" Those cards are no good "

I promply asked him why? and his answer was

" They have no money in them"


One day at the Doctor's office, while in the waiting room, there sat a young child that could have been 4, the room was quite silent until the child let out a BIG "BUURRPP!!"

The mother promply asked the child
" And what do we say "

He responded
" Thank you very much "

Needless to say everyone broke out into laughter!


To Out of Africa:

Your compassion and thoughtfulness has left me speachless,
you have a giving soul,

I myself enjoy giving,
I volunteer 75+ hrs per month

Not to long ago someone asked me

" Why do you bother to volunteer ? "

My answer to that is:

There are not enough minutes in a day to explain the benefits involved, for all

and if you have to ask such a question, then you just dont get it, and no amount of explaining will help

All this reminds me of the movie, Pay it Forward

Thursday, August 04, 2005 2:04:17 PM  
Celia said...

Hi Richard & Friends, I love to cruise. Either Alaska or the Caribbean sounds great to me...if we have a choice, maybe we can vote via the Blog.


Friday, August 05, 2005 3:12:16 AM  
Passport1947 said...

Hello Richard,
I feel you would realy like a cruise to Alaska or Hawaii. You can make reservations for tours before the ship docks. Or you can be a free spirit and explore on your own. Myself I enjoyed some historical sites. The cultures and beliefs of other lands are so interesting. Plus I do a little shopping for the grand children. We have to keep the tourism productive. Bonus you only unpack once. Cruise ships have a safe in your cabin for money and valuables. At dinner we share the days's adventures and neat finds with the other quest at your dinner table. Another bonus the meals are top quality and new foods to try. I would really love to have a good cup of coffee with someone (hopefully you) next to me, watching the ocean in the moon light. Take care.
Passport 1947

Friday, August 05, 2005 3:13:31 PM  

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