Monday, August 08, 2005

Your Newsletter Suggestions

If you would like to make some suggestions for the weekly Newsletter, I would welcome them. Please put them on the blog. Thank you, Richard Roe


BlueEyes1947 said...

Well, Hello? I can't be the first one today, can I? Hi, Richard...hope you had a great weekend. Suggestions for newsletter...I would love to hear more about your interaction with the German group you were interviewing with last week, wasn't it? Their perception of the Senior Bachelor Search. To hear a little more about your Pop&Me experience...your least favorite...most favorite people, places, things, etc. I love reading about other people's broadens my world. And Lord knows, I want something else besides my hips to broaden!! lol Brenda

Monday, August 08, 2005 11:14:48 AM  
Anonymous said...

Richard & Gals,
I hope you all have had a fine weekend. It seem like this has been a long process and not over yet. I have never done anything of the sort and didn't know what to expect. I feel everyone needs to find a small amount of patience. I've always heard if it was ment to be it will be. Mr. Roe, by the time you get done with all of this you just might have decided you'd had it with WOMEN. I'm sure this has been more than you ever thought it would be!!!
My Great Grandmother always said," People are like flowers and come in all shapes and colors." But with people you have to not judge them by their shapes or colors but, the content of their "HEART." My "Blessings to all," Make it a "GREAT DAY," We never know how many we have!!! Iowa Gal

Monday, August 08, 2005 11:22:25 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, I have a lovely little "story" I could send you if you'd like. It's basically about taking time to smell the roses. Shall I email it? If I posted it here, then it would be "old news" right?

Monday, August 08, 2005 11:22:58 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Richard How are you doing?

We're an arduous group aren't we?

I, personally, would like more information on your plans for the selection process. You had said something in a newsletter about meeting some of the women in Los Angeles, Chicago and was it Virginia? Is that still in your plans? Can't remember.

Most of the women would like input on your process of elimination and when they will be notified or if they will be notified of that decision.

I think you said that at one point the ladies that have been involved in this process would be able to vote on your selection as well" . I know diplomacy is a must, don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and all.

I know, I know, you won't actually select until the end of October or sometime in October if all goes well and just to make sure everyone doesn't have a fit over this you did and always have said that things change....that this is a new process for's understood, although it is difficult at times just to set back and try and enjoy the experiences.

How many will be on your panel of interviewers? Who will they be? How much time will be allowed each applicant? Will we be allowed to ask questions?

I was reading about how long it took you and Chris to put the Pop & Me Film together and finalized and that was somewhere around two years. Do you think this process could take that long?

I do enjoy your travel experiences and of course, would like you to keep telling and sharing your wonderful stories. I can only travel vicariously through the stories that are shared here by you and my new lady friends.

Monday, August 08, 2005 11:53:32 AM  
cc said...

I agree with Desertflower. An update on the selection process including how/when applicants will be notified (and dare I ask -- how many WERE notified that their materials were sent to Oprah). Also some info about the panel and how/where they would be interviewing us would be SO appreciated. As the deadline nears we're getting antsy for news.

Smart man to ask us.

Monday, August 08, 2005 12:13:27 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Hello Richard

I am developing a case of the "blog bog". I find I don't read every blog anymore.

One suggestion would be to keep us more informed, well at least as much as you can. Information might reduce the the anxiety and increase the excitement.

You could repeat information as well, for example, the selection process, time frame, travel plans. I would caution you to not be too specific about dates and places (stateside and abroad).

I cannot imagine how hard it must be to try to please so many people. What you are doing will have a happy ending, of that I am sure.

Take care of yourself - Michelle

Monday, August 08, 2005 12:19:50 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

CC I think I can answer the question about how many were sent to Oprah. Those of us who sent in our videos within the first week, if I remember correctly were 118. You've probably heard a lot of women say, I was one of the first 118 to send in. I think, RR posted that in a newsletter somewhere. If, I'm wrong sorry, bout that.

Monday, August 08, 2005 12:28:23 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hola one and all!

I AM BACK!!!!!

I know y'all missed me terribly, I can tell...IT IS WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACES!!

I most certainly missed all of you...lots going on in good old Bloggville....goodness oh my!!

In my "other life" outside of Bloggville, I spent a glorious weekend with family and friends, weather superb and the company outstanding! So fortunate am I!!
Oh, que la vie est belle, tres tres belle!! Thank you for asking! lol!

At the risk boring everyone to tears.....just want to toot my own horn for one teensy second (if I don't do it no one else will!!): I am soooo proud and I just know y'all will just "get it".......cuz we all (well,..almost all!!) Platinum Bloggettes walk the same walk.

I biked 62 Kilometers in Vermont in 3.5 hours with an old buddy of mine, I had not been on a or near a bike in 20 years!!and yesiree they have mountains in this state!! So bear with me as I feel quite cheeky and highly accomplished, and to top it off.....I NOW FEEL 39 AGAIN just knowing I can do it!!....(ride a bike that is!!)

and Richard about topics?? hmmmmmmm!...what about telling us about 1 or 2 or 3 etc of your most (schmaltzy would be allowable and highly acceptable) memorable life altering/affirimg accomplishments, moments or challenges successfully met or otherwise (besides becoming a dad and SB, I think we have a handle on that at this point!) who, why, where, when and how?? and all that jazz! Don't be shy!!! Would give great insight into "you" and perhaps start some new and enlightening "dialoging" aka "Blogging"!! Yah!!

I am currently busy working on Chapter #4 of my Odyssey: Koh Samui, on my Blog...should be done by tomorrow for any that may be or may not interested!!

I just knew y'all missed me!!

Adios amigos!!
a la prochaine
La Belle xox

Monday, August 08, 2005 1:42:45 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Canadian BloggetteIt's so good to have you back. Glad you had an eventful weekend. WOW 40 miles, you go girl. I think I would be OK for 40-50 miles as long as it is all down hill. LOL

Glad someone came up with an idea to get to know RR better rather than my standard probing for info. LOL

Oh by the way, it's me Suzanne from Mesa Arizona. I finally got my blog thingy up.....nothing interesting on it yet. That's to come later.

One of the ladies ask how we could go to each others blog site without going through RR's blog. Do you know how? and then do you put in the blog persons id ie. "CLICKGIRL"?

Monday, August 08, 2005 1:54:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

I was NOt one of the first 118 and still got the Oprah email. I hope Richard will answer the question, please?

Monday, August 08, 2005 2:03:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

Newletters suggestion: What will happen after Sept. 16 deadline ??? Will "semi-finalists" get to meet you in person to better figure out if its a 2-way match?? If so, how many ladies and how will they meet you? That would be intersting to know.

Monday, August 08, 2005 2:08:07 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Yo Suzanne, you cheeky thongy chick from Mesa, Arizona!!

I have saved the Blog sites to "my favorites" but I am sure there must be another way...would be a "must know" thing post SB...don't ya think? Any other suggestions from our beloved Brilliant Bloggettes??

PS......BDNC.........just love the hair thang....we should all go for that Cindy Lauper-look, after all did I not read something about "redheads"???!!!hmmmmm! I am such a fast learner!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 08, 2005 2:13:37 PM  
Anonymous said...


I too would like more information on the process. I am one of the 118 and live relatively close to Chicago. Do you know if all 118 are going to be invited to the Oprah show?

In one of your earlier newsletters you said you were going to be in Chicago at the end of August. Is that for an Oprah taping.

Monday, August 08, 2005 3:17:13 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends, Of course we are interested in the progress and developments of this search. I thought that was one of the reasons for the blog along with a way to communicate with you. I know it is hard to write with out answering questions.

If you find it necessary to stay with past travels,you already have a lifetime of topics. How about more of the people aspects and your interactions with differenc cultures.Ie., what was it like sitting at the Christmas Party as a lone stranger in the square? What were the kids doing seperated from their adults? What could you do,or what were the people doing around you in the storm? What if any was your interaction,or was it just best to stay out of the way? How did you as a lone American see the relief program develope in the storm? What are some of the funny things you have seen people do on the beaches? What are some of the strange suitations you have gotten into? How frightened were you? How did you get out? What obsticles were you faced with before getting to see Jr. Lennon at the concert break. What was the concert like? Were there 2000 motorcycles or some other diversion? What do/did you see in the markets? How do camels smell? ETC.
And you won't please all the people anyway, so just "Go for it." (RR said that)_
I am a People! I like to know about people and their actions.
I have always enjoyed my many assignments as interviewer. People's lives, approaches and actions are what the world is about.
I am a Barbara Streisand fan and do often sing her'People Needing People' song. I find that one easy because it is so true. We are the luckiest in the world. Those that haven't and maybe even don't want ot travel still share feelings.

We will like and chatter about whatever you write. Thanks for asking us.

There are a lot moremarital arguments over a wink than a mink.
Mary Rose

Monday, August 08, 2005 3:34:31 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Not to be redundant, but I also think more specific info on what's happening next would be nice. I am also one of the first 118, but I didn't get an e-mail then or anytime afterwards. Since it's been a full 3 months now and since someone kinda spilled the beans about e-mails going out to select girls, perhaps you could share with us that burning question around how many received that. Doesn't look like there will be any kind of a voting process happening here, or trips to various cities....if you'd start dishing out some specifics we'd all eat it up!

Monday, August 08, 2005 3:41:13 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

CJ (whom I have never met nor spoken with) was pretty much right on the money with many of her comments about show business and her experience on the Oprah Show. Basically, if you discuss proposals or shows in advance, you are "scooping" them and this is not how the business works. For example, I knew about the People Magazine article at least 6 weeks before it appeared, and if I had told people about it in advance of it hitting the newsstands, there would be a good chance of it being cancelled. So when my personal reply to a person (with whom I was working on this new proposal with), appeared as a comment on the blog last week, this was not in keeping with the way "the biz" works. Now that the cat is out of the bag, yes, I have been working on a proposal for a segment on a well known show, which I have been requested not to name unless it is with a direct communication with someone who is part of the proposal. This is simply a proposal, and shows have many many proposals, and only a small percentage actually get done. If this is one of those lucky proposals, it will do wonders to advance the cause of Promoting Romance and Adventure for People Of All Ages by highlighting some of these wonderful women who have sent in videotapes. I thank you all again for your patience and understanding. Richard Roe

Monday, August 08, 2005 3:53:59 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hi Richard, I'm just wonting to encourage you to keep on having fun with this . I enjoyed the attention you gave us up until now and will continue to enjoy the blogging with the other ladies when time allows. I do wont to be included in the the fun beyond the blogging. My fears are the same as the others that meeting you has been errased by the flood of others who just happened to be a little faster at getting to you by mail. I pray it doesn't come down to that. If I loose my chance to meet you, I wont to loose as a participant, not an unlucky blogger who did't get to the start line in time. What ever you talk about in your newsletter will be received by me as exciting and interresting just as they always have. M.M. Corbett

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:02:06 PM  
Phyl said...

My response to RR's posting ........ YAWN ...... oh and playing violin at same time ....

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:05:01 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I thank you for the recommendations for this weeks Newsletter. I plan on having it published tomorrow, and it will address some of the selection process, and also some of the things I think would make for good traveling partners. Also mentioned is information about a hoped for visit to Chicago, and if time permits, perhaps to other cities. Thanks again for your suggestions. Richard Roe

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:08:09 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,
I just had to come back on and ask "What is your favorite scent on a women?" . We might be tempted to do or not do "That" to tease you. That thought makes me smile!!!!!!

In signing back, on I renoticed your catch lines on the airplane photo. Each one of those holds MANY things we would like to hear from you.
:-) ;-)
Mary Rose

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:08:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Suggestions for the weekly Newsletter...mmmmm.....for one keep the Spirit Alive pertaining to the Quest for Romance and Adventure! I have just finished watching 'Pilot Guides' on the Greek Island of Mykonos and Santorini, beautiful! The ancient ruins/temples on the island of Santorini with the Marble floors featuring Dolphins and Waves etc. is a hint that it could be part of the lost civilization of Atlantis!
Would love to hear more about your adventures 'off the beaten track'
on your travels meeting the locals
Another suggestion for a Weekly Newsletter is keeping us up to date with the Hawaiian Cruise idea possibly for this coming Fall:)
How about a 'Making Your Wildest Dreams Come True Wish List' too!
By the way on Oprah today was just that...'The Wildest Dreams Come True Bus' fulfilled a young lady's wish to meet Tina Turner. Oprah arranged for her and her Mother to fly to Switzerland and visit Tina in her beautiful home there etc. etc. etc. It was fabulous to watch the expression on this young lady's face....there is something amazing about surprising someone and making their 'Wildest Dreams Come True' Oprah you looked faboolous in that black dress!!!!
There is soo much to share, I try to keep my Posts as short as possible, once my fingers do the walking over the keys, it progresses to a 'sprint':)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. Keep Smiling:) and prayers for the safe return of the Space Shuttle 'Discovery' Crew tomorow.

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:25:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Suggestions for the weekly Newsletter...mmmmm.....for one keep the Spirit Alive pertaining to the Quest for Romance and Adventure! I have just finished watching 'Pilot Guides' on the Greek Island of Mykonos and Santorini, beautiful! The ancient ruins/temples on the island of Santorini with the Marble floors featuring Dolphins and Waves etc. is a hint that it could be part of the lost civilization of Atlantis!
Would love to hear more about your adventures 'off the beaten track'
on your travels meeting the locals
Another suggestion for a Weekly Newsletter is keeping us up to date with the Hawaiian Cruise idea possibly for this coming Fall:)
How about a 'Making Your Wildest Dreams Come True Wish List' too!
By the way on Oprah today was just that...'The Wildest Dreams Come True Bus' fulfilled a young lady's wish to meet Tina Turner. Oprah arranged for her and her Mother to fly to Switzerland and visit Tina in her beautiful home there etc. etc. etc. It was fabulous to watch the expression on this young lady's face....there is something amazing about surprising someone and making their 'Wildest Dreams Come True' Oprah you looked faboolous in that black dress!!!!
There is soo much to share, I try to keep my Posts as short as possible, once my fingers do the walking over the keys, it progresses to a 'sprint':)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. Keep Smiling:) and prayers for the safe return of the Space Shuttle 'Discovery' Crew tomorow.

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:26:20 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Ooops I pushed the key twice:)

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:30:52 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

RichardI've always said that honesty is the best policy.

Good luck on your proposal, I think that it is so much easier for me to accept a statement like you just made rather than try to avoid letting us know what is going on. All ya have to say is I can say this, but I can't say that. Simply put, to the point, and the truth. CJ did enlighten us quite a bit on the subject and we all kind of speculated, but it's always nice to hear it directly from you.

As I said in an earlier post. I'm along for the ride to see where this goes and I want to be one that gets to vote! LOL

Not gonna let you get away with some youngin you know.

Truly, I do wish you great success in what you are trying to do.

Phyl Ole girl what cha doing? I'm out the door to the new house we're moving into and I'm exhausted. I hate moving. I,m heart broken, I'm not "One of the Chosen Ones". GAWD will I ever recover. LOL - Well off I go.

Hugs to you Richard and don't work too hard. Hey ya need any help? I need a job. LOL I'm still having fun. You can choose to be "HAPPY" or you can choose to be a "SOURPUSS". Where's my darn sweet tarts?

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:37:44 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Richard: Thanks for that explanation, it sheds some light on why you were so perturbed at the breach of confidentiality. I forgive you for the temper tantrum, ha ha.

Monday, August 08, 2005 5:06:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard-hope you are well.
It has been 3 weeks since our 92 yr.old Mother's death-and I intend to feel good,I intend to engage in life!!Certaintely my work(of which I'm lucky to do what I love-&love what I do)is one of giving of myself.(N.Y.S.Lic.Massage Therapist-& I do have to say that if you come East I would love to do Massage for you-I do hope you are continuing with that- to keep the stress level down -and your neck mobile)
We(my sister &I)have for the last 2 yrs been caregivers-and at this moment many doors have opened and made it possible to think about playing again!!
I did watch "Pop&me"-your Father gave you a wonderful gift of his "forgiveness"-in his moment of "clearity"& your insight in being a good father-by being present to your sons was very moving.--I can not believe that the only reason you did the "bungy" thing was because you bought the ticket!!YIKES!!!! that takes "ga-noo-gees"or another few words come to mind!
I have no idea if you have viewed my video-or if I am even being considered-just thought if I may,I would mention my feelings on a "cruise"-I have never been on a cruise-so I have no idea if they are terrific,but for this venue-too busy-I think someplace where the environment was so magical-quiet-nature @it's best-for a relationship to happen(like ie:BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE in the Adirondacks-or a place like this)Certaintely this is your adventure-however, if you are serious about finding someone(&I think you are)then limit the stimuli-so the focus is not - just on the "adventure"-but on each other-
if it is your Intention to attract the ideal person & the divine relationship-just my view.(thanks for listening)
"The moment one definitely commits oneself,then Providence moves too.All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred...unforeseen incidents,meeings,and material assistance,which no man could have dreamed would have come his way".
I personally would love to hear whatever you choose to reveal of yourself...I love reading your e-mails that have been in the Newsletters.-you are so very lucky to still be here-to have missed the Tsumani-is to say the Universe has a plan for you Richard..
Take Care&Enjoy,Sybil

Monday, August 08, 2005 5:28:10 PM  
gold&spice said...

If you had the chance to teach us a dance Richard, what would it be? Do you think dance is a good form of exercise and could be used as our weight loss program and fitness regimine, for those of us who simply cannot get motivated to go to the gym? (RR seems to need us to lighten up)

Monday, August 08, 2005 6:02:15 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Richard and Ladies:
Ladies,just to confirm what RR said, I have never spoken to him [only one E-mail], nor do I know him personally.....
Richard, I think it would be so interesting to know:
1. If your Mom is living, what kind of relationship do you all have? As a boy, what did you do for your Mom on Mother's Day? What did you do for your Dad? Have you made peace with your Dad?
2. If you were a dog, what breed would you be?
3. If you found the 'one' and she was offered a 'great job' in another state would you move for her?
4. In light of your attitude about marginalization, how did you overcome your fear of rejection and ridicule, if any, to begin this search?
5. Do you believe there is life on other planets?
6. When you look at the beach do you notice sand, or do you notice 'each' grain of sand?
7. If you could have the answer to only one question, what would it be?
What a phiisophical mood I am in tonight! :)
Can you believe it used to take weeks and weeks by covered wagon to take mail from one place to the next, and here we are in 'blog' land??? WOW!! Life is AMAZING!!
Hugs to All-GO4IT!!

Monday, August 08, 2005 6:08:02 PM  
cc said...

MM -- the deadline is still Sept 16 -- it does not matter whether you were in the first 118 videos sent in within 3 days. RR is presumably still considering any materials that arrive until the deadline.

My video was NOT in the first 118 -- in fact it was sent in six weeks later-- mid-June or so- and I was one who got that Oprah email--, so do not fear that those speedy folks got preferential treatment.

VJ -- the cruise that RR mentioned would be for NEXT summer or NEXT Fall. Some of the girls are trying to get together before that -- go to clickgirl's blog where info is being gathered for anyone interested in something sooner. RR and lady would be traveling so of course wouldn't be on the first blogette cruise.

Hope that helps.

The newsletter info sounds great-- looking forward to reading it.

Monday, August 08, 2005 6:12:01 PM  
Tavelin said...

Hello Richard and everyone,
I am not getting my newsletter again.
I am in Miami finally, after an adventure down from DC (awesome art museum, my best friend baught 2 horses this week, instead of one) She said she'd tell me later, company for dinner.
I signed the lease on my apartment, so I now have a real address again. I get the keys on Friday, my boys are driving to the Orlando area Friday night with me, then we are moving me down to the beach on Saturday. And I get my dog on Sunday. Yeah.
She was so happy to see me on Friday night when my son and I got in. She was scaling up me and trying to kiss him at the same time. She kept wandering around all night figuring out who to sleep with.
I have a lot to do this week in the Miami area, I am my sons new house, which is nice. My daughter in law keeps trying to get my son to do her homework. Boy is she in for a hard time. He refuses. I always refused to do their homework. So he is refusing. He keeps telling her he earned his degree. She has to earn hers.
I guess I did good. It feels good to be back at the beach.
I suprised my daughter in law at the restaurant with a friend of mine today. She had no idea I was even in town. She loves her birthday present. (a daimond "C" for Caro.) I shamelesly spoil those I love rotten.
Have an awesome night everyone. I am back on east coast time again.

Monday, August 08, 2005 7:21:51 PM  
leslie said...

Okay, RR, if you don't want my little "story" I'll just post it on my own blog for the ladies who'd like to read it. Still, I'm looking forward to the next newsletter to read all about what you can relay to us.

Leslie in VanCan

Monday, August 08, 2005 7:47:00 PM  
onrynurse said...

HI...Glad to hear from all of you again, esp. Richard!!

RR, Just wanta hear how the process is going! Updates on the process and where we stand is news to our ears!! Plus, just want to hear more about you, how you are, how is the family and what are you doing these days besides...composing blogs and newsletters!!

I am one of the 118, and did get a email a long time ago.

Can't wait to hear more!! Linda

Monday, August 08, 2005 7:57:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

Doesn't anyone else wonder why the majority of applicants have not blogged in? I think it's wierd.

Monday, August 08, 2005 7:59:48 PM  
Anonymous said...

to myriaminva

YOU MET PATCH ADAMS!? Now THERE's a genuinely NICE guy it would be FUN to meet!

Wonderful info about ThePeaceAlliance in Sept. going to try to make that.

Ciao..P quick!!! (see how long this stays on) I heard y:)u!! itsy bitsy violins - try clickgirlsblog. wish I knew gaelic/welsh- haha

Monday, August 08, 2005 8:21:56 PM  
zoe said...

bdnc - ha ha ha!!! What can I say? LOVED the red hair - it just cracked me up the minute I saw it!! You're too funny (and have waaaaay too much time on your hands!) Note: I'm still not using any of that bold/blue/italic stuff!

Forest Hills - I think I have some underwater pictures of fish in Fiji around somewhere. Well, I think they're fish, you can almost discern what they are. You can post them on you blog and then show the difference between a good camera and a cheeeeeeap disposable camera!! Only thing is, I'd have to get my mother to scan and email them to me! Yeah, I don't have that part figured out either. Seriously, though - I DO have other talents. I can type pretty darn fast and parallel park like nobody's business! Do I get any brownie points???

Fellow C(anadian) B(loggette) - Holy smokes - I just about fell off my chair! Glad to see you resurface. The folks here were starting to worry.

Leslie - don't take it personally (not that you are!) It seems very few people every respond to my comments. Whatever. For what it's worth, I went over to your site and had a laugh! Their loss.


Monday, August 08, 2005 8:26:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

At least the truth is out!!! I was not in the 118 but, just a few days later and haven't heard even a word. It's better to know than not! Go for it girls, Hope it worth it***

Monday, August 08, 2005 8:39:24 PM  
Linda P. said...

I guess I did not get the Oprah e-mail you are all talking about. Was it directly from her? I was one of the first 118 but I don't recall a e-mail from Oprah.

Monday, August 08, 2005 9:48:49 PM  
w in cencal said...

Good evening Richard, ladies,
First of all to Richard: I'm looking forward to reading your new blog tomorrow...always interesting.

To Leslie; Just want you to know that I've logged on to your blog and read your cracked pot story. Thanks for sharing...also wanted to let you know that I love your sense of humor and always enjoy reading your input on the blog.

To bdnc; I love the red highlights! LOL
( I must have missed the blog re: RR liking red hair?)
mine is actually strawberry blond right now. But I can change it :)

To suzanne mesa/desertflowers;
I, like you, would love to be on the panel who helps choose if I am not the chosen one.PS: Like your new name

To auburnmichelle; I, like you do not have the time to read all of the blogs, but scan them periodically and respond when I get the urge to do so.

To canadian bloggette;
You have every right to toot your own horn. Congratualtions on your achievement and I'm sure that I speak for everyone here when I say we're all so very proud of you!

To mary r;
beautiful picture of yourself on the blog. I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

To phyl;
speaking of violins: "The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles"

and finally, let's all pray for the safe return of the Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew

Good night one and all

Monday, August 08, 2005 10:46:43 PM  
let's talk about love said...

Romancing the Roe;

I can feel the magic floating in the air
Being with you gets me that way
I watch the sunlight dance across your face
and I have never been this swept away
all my thoughts seem to settle on the breeze
the whole world fades away
the only thing I hear is the beating of your heart
and I can feel you breathe
watching over me
and suddenly I am melting into you
baby isn’t that the way love is supposed to be?
I can feel you breathe,
Just breathe...

Monday, August 08, 2005 10:55:26 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Ladies,
I want to pose a question if anyone is interested in answering me, including Richard(maybe he'll want to add this as a newsletter suggestion). In his listing his qualifications for a travel partner Richard mentioned wanting a "fit" woman. He didn't define this but left it up to us to define individually.
As for myself I am a woman of some size, not 300 lbs, not 250 lbs but still of some size. As an opera singer I have a ribcage that is quite large and I can hold a note until "the cows come home". I can also dance the night away and walk for some distance without tiring too much.
I am meeting with a Wellness Coach at my local YMCA tomorrow to design an exercise program for me. I haven't exercised much this summer due to recovering from minor surgery. I think I'm fit enough right now to take the journey with Richard. I know I will be in better shape(along with less pounds) by the time November comes around.
I'm curious if any of you Ladies want to discuss this topic, what does fitness mean to you? If Richard wants to discuss this in the Newsletter that would be neat too. I just know that just because one is thin doesn't always mean one is fit.
All the best to you all,
The Operawench

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:08:24 AM  
Forest Hills said...


Mars Spectacular

The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

Share this with your children and grandchildren as no one alive today will ever see this again.


Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:42:33 AM  
w in cencal said...

Good morning Richard and ladies,
It's 5AM here in California and I woke up early to watch the shuttle landing at Edwards AFB on TV which should be in about 15 minutes.

I hope that each and every one of you have a wonderful day today!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:01:07 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello, I have not kept up with all these blogs so, I may have missed something. Would someone please tell me what all the reference to Oprah emails is all about. I am really curious. Many thanks, JEF

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:02:32 AM  
Anonymous said...

God Bless America! The Discovery is home! I did go outside and could see a bright light approaching but it's a little overcast here near the coast. The pictures on TV were fantastic!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:15:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

to JEF

If you take the time to read back, you'll discover what the O/e-mail touchy topics are about!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 5:30:57 AM  
Anonymous said...

TO THE ANONYMOUS that replied to JEF. What a snippy remark, "If you go back and read the blogs, you will find out what the Oprah controversy is about". If you don't know the answer to my question, I think you should read back yourself. If you have time to read 3 or 4 hundred blogs, then go for it. My life won't come to an end without knowing what the Oprah email problem is.
Evidently you are the one that started the problem. Have a nice day lady. Blog away!! I won't dignify your remark by responding again. JEF

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 6:07:37 AM  
Anonymous said...

Blog fight!!! Meowwwwwwwwwwww

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 6:31:49 AM  
Anonymous said...

from Fit-as-a-Fiddling-Babe

Five mornings a week, I bike 4 miles, row 2 miles, swim 1 mile, do 1 hour (2 miles?) on the eliptical machine, lift weights for 1/2 an hour, and walk 1 - 2 miles depending on time. After the usual daily tasks & running around I often go back in the evening and do most of it, except the swim, one more time. I have lots of energy and can stand/walk all day without tiring, even though - as far as I can tell - I've got 10 -15 years on most ladies here. Oh--and I sleep 5 - 6 hours per night, but can do fine on 4.

I am lucky that I have no medical problems, therefore take no pills. My 'blood levels' in all areas are 'normal or below', as is my BP. I am also fortunate that I've had no major surgeries. I'm 5'2" & weigh 170. Does it sound like I'm fit?

My early comments about what 'fit' meant were along the lines that I wondered whether it meant the usual male euphimism - such as in personal newspaper ads - meaning 'thin'. It was sort of encouraging to see the People photo of rr with what appeared to be a paunch. Maybe he'll be forgiving. There have been bets on arm-candy pick. Time will tell.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 6:54:54 AM  
Anonymous said...

Opera wench,
Please refer to my blog posting yesterday. I toooo am not a small gal, there's not one in our family. Nothing on me is a size 4 or 6. I don't care what size you are** You still can be Fit, Glowing, and Beautiful. We all can't look like "Barbie." Take Oprah for example and all the strugles shes went through in the years with weight. She's one of the most "Beautiful," women in the world and also has a "Beautiful Heart," no matter what she weighs. Many of us are in this same situation.
I guess maybe I'm from the old school but, have been taught that beauty come from inside. It's whats inside that counts. We're not to judged. I think it's a lesson in life many people need to learn. We toooo can be glowing and just as beautiful! That's where many men miss out looking for a size 4 or 6.

I envy you on your singing talents. I've never even been close to the opera. [Maybe Someday]

To the other blogetts: I'm glad for you if your small. I don't want to offend anyone. That was not the point of this note.

Our prayers have been answered for the safe return of the space crew. That would be a "Real Journey,"

"Good Morning," Mr. Roe, Have a "GREAT DAY,"
Iowa Gal

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:13:34 AM  
Anonymous said...

i agree with operawench. how's about talking about what your idea of fit would be-

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:33:42 AM  
Anonymous said...

hhhhhmmmmm almost half these blogs are anonymous---does that say something?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:38:06 AM  
Anonymous said...

hhhhhmmmmm almost half these blogs are anonymous---does that say something?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:38:20 AM  
bdnc said...


How did you like my hair? You know when a woman changes her hair color for you, she should at least get a brownie point. You didn't even notice me did you? :-(
re: Newsletter
RR, your main goal is to promote Romance and Adventure for People of All Ages! What happened to that? Write something about what we can do to bring back romances to our lives. When we say something critical,(ya think you're used to it by now) use it as a tool and inspiration for your goal.
So keep writing and keep promoting. Geezzz... Have a good day!

Anyway, back2reality....boom boom capa chow wow boom boom pow wow ....

My girlfriend who smokes, doesn't get enough sleep, doesn't exercise, doesn't eat properly and live on candies. All the those things that's supposedly not good for you she does. But her doctor said she is healthy and she looks 10 years younger than her age. Go figure! So you can be healthy and not fit and fit but not healthy. I don't know. I personally don't label myself as fit or healthy or... All i know is that i am happy and feeling great about myself. And that's the end of my story.. har har har har

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:42:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

As far as suggestions for the weekly Newsletter....What you are looking for in a traveling partner would be very informative. I love and never tire of the travel stories, too. Personally, I am looking for someone who wants to see the world, and not in an Americanized bubble. I usually like to buy a book to read up on an area before I go, so that I know what I don't want to miss and to know what I am looking at. I do like to go to museums to see the art and craftsmanship collected from the ages. I will buy a book in English at the museum or an audio guide in English so that I can really appreciate the visit. Sometimes I find an english speaking tour group and just hang out in the background. I like to get on the back streets away from the tourists and take photos. I enjoy going to local restaurants which usually means I have to learn a little bit of the language before I go and I also take a translator. A smile is the universal translator!! :-) I haven't gone to Asia yet, but can see a fun challenge trying to read the signs in Asia!! The challenge is part of what makes it so much fun to travel! I would like to live in Europe or on an island for a spell, maybe move around some and check out different countries. Having a partner to speak English with would be really nice when things get really foreign. It is harder being a woman travelling alone because of certain customs and cultural norms elsewhere. And when things get too foriegn for too long, I find a McDonald's and go and eat a burger and a Coke....HaHa

Oh wherefore art thou my perfect travelling partner?

A Nonny Mouse who LOVES to travel

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:50:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

Define "eye candy". I am a foxy, fit silver-haired goddess. You can call me eye candy all you want as long as you know there's more to me than that.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 8:30:34 AM  
droma said...

The "skinny" on skinny: Who wants to rattle the sheets to find their partner? I think padding and curves are what most men really enjoy "on" their partner.
If you make it through the day with some spurts of increased activity and not exhausted from
it, you are fit for you(rselves).

Your skinny "healthy" smoking candy popping friend will pay for it when she gets into her sixties. Right now she has probably genetics helping her out, but that only lasts so long.

About Oprah,
Love her honesty and her showing a face without make up. Classy Lady!

OK, I'll get off my soapbox. Only wish us ladies, including myself, would not be our worst critics. One bad remark negates 100 good ones.

RR, please your input on "fit".


Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:13:04 AM  
bdnc said...

You're probably right re my friend. And by the way, she is not skinny.

I don't smoke or drink.i execise and eat good healthy food. And i am HAPPY! I consider that a very healthy life.

and tothe rest of bloggers
Let's talk about what's inside, shall we? We are so caught up with the way people look and forget about what's real. What dya think RR?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:44:06 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good Morning Bloggettes and Richard,

It is yet another beautiful day in the neighbourhood, sunny, hot and humid, positively glorious!!

I have just posted my Odyssey: Chapter #4 Koh Samuion my blog site..for some reason the first photo takes a while to upload so you have to be patient, which of course, is a virtue which we all share!! and it will appear!

Hope y'all was good for me! Brings out the wanderlust in me......bigtime!!

The next installment will be Chiang Mai and the Phu Ping Mountains in the northern province of Thailand.

Imagine.......6 people may get the chance to witness all this very soon ....first hand!! And BTW..... they better bring pictures back!!
Ciao Bellas
La Belle xox

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:52:45 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bones.

"People are like stained glass windows, true beauty can only be seen when there is is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows."
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:11:21 AM  
Anonymous said...


you're HAPPY? I thought she blogged off. harhar :)


quote prize for the day! gorgeous! Great wandering chapter 4!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:19:24 AM  
Phyl said...

To Desertflowers:

Aren't you the clever gorgeous little techie ;). Great Pic. Sorry to know you're sad about moving. Always a sad enough process when you're moving on. One tends to remember the good times. I wish you many many more rock & roll good times and good luck with the move :).

To Richard:

I haven't noticed an apology from you yet for deleting my comments in a temper.... but maybe you don't apologise?

To Vj:

I haven't noticed an acknowledgement from you of my apology re not reading your posting properly first time.

To Everyone else:

Have a lovely evening/day ... gotta rush .... having dinner with friends.

Love to all

Ciao ... Phyl

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 10:37:50 AM  
travelin said...

Good afternoon fellow bloggers,
As someone who used to weigh in on a good day around 105, at 5'6".
I just returned from Traveling, with an extra 10 pounds on. Now I was about 120 when I left. My oldest says last night, "look, mom finally has a figure" "and a butt".. I was so not amused, nothing fits. But everyone is thrilled by the weight gain. And if you go to museums women used to have curves. So let's here it for some curves out there. And I have NEVER had an eating disorder. I am just hyper, had 3 children and burn it off. Now mother nature is paying me back for being in my late 40's. And being on vacation too long.
And I was a size 0,2, now 4 or more, who knows. I am all for just being myself. And I never got a letter from OPRAH either.
But now I am back into high energy again at sea level. So what I did gain will go away very quickly. I hope. Or I go shopping. And I hate to shop.
I thought the senior bachelor was about finding love, romance, travel, adventure and being fit. You can be a size 12 and be fit.
Don't let anyone tell you different. Because my daughter is 5'4", at 138 lbs. She was a gymnast and then a swimmer. That girl is built. Now her brothers are over 6' and neither can make it to 160 lbs on a good day. Trust me they try. My daughter had gorgeous legs at 5. I was so jelous. I have always had chicken legs. She's even more gorgeous at 23.
I am still very thin, but not that thin anymore. My legs even have some shape now. But we do have to work at it.
So lets all have some fun out there. And whoever RR chooses, the rest of us will go have some fun too. And meet him next year cruising.
Have an awesome day everyone.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 11:02:10 AM  
Forest Hills said...

HI - Me, again! Since I last put up the above link, near the beginning of "our" Blog site, I noticed quite a few of you communicate amongst yourselves. How about doing it over the computer, but with FREE telephony?! Imagine having a free one-on-one with Phyllis in Ireland, or with Canadian Bloguette, Leslie in Vancouver, Suzanne at her new digs in Arizona, or BDNC with her family in the Philippines, all over the world?!!

You just have to download the free software and get a plug-in phone headset (cheap!). I just checked in, and there have been more than 146 MILLION downloads worldwide!

I use it and, believe me, the quality is great. And you talk for as long as you want, wherever in the world you and the other may be hooked on to your respective computer! No phone numbers, just internet! It's European and been around for a while. And it's no surprise the cable companies here don't offer this free service.

Just a thought, to help everyone get to know each other better!


Tuesday, August 09, 2005 12:17:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

CB-- six people don't get to witness Asia -- only two, 1 per month plus RR ! But we can see it through your eyes in your fabulous photos.Thanks. Love 'em.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 12:34:08 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Leslie I just read your funny story on your site. I was rolling on the floor. I couldn't imagine that ever happening to anyone. That was so funny, but poor guy. LOL

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:16:01 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

OperaWrench Great name for you. Richard said that everyone can apply even the handicap as lone as they can get around on their own. If you feel that applies to you then you should go for it girl.

We all want to be healthy and I know that going to the gym is a struggle for most - I waited for almost 20 years before I started working out and did it because I have some health issues. I feel so much better and try not to slack off - but it is difficult at times. Good luck.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:26:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

Canadian Blogette,

Merci beaucoup for the pics of Koh Samui! We were there this past December. When making my plans for some Thai beach time many months prior I felt Ko Phuket was too developed and selected Ko Samui. Probably saved my family's life. Kismet. What a tragedy.

What hotel did you stay at? What a lovely bungalow. We stayed at the Imperial Resort-- nice but would have preferred to be closer to the beach in the bungalow. I long for the one hour foot massages....

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:47:38 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Hey Phyl You know all these women here are talking about being of the larger size. I don't consider myself small at all. I am a big lady. I always said if I could take a pill and it would make me smarter, but would make my tush larger, I would take it.

Like the old saying from Judge Judy: Beauty fades but dumb is forever.

Would I change my health issues for being heavier yes, yes, a million times yes.

Never judge a book by the cover. We all have some kind of problem about ourselves that we don't like. It's life and we learn to deal with it.

Ladies don't worry about the way you look. I don't date men because of how they look but what they are and if they are half way intelligent. My very dearest man friend that I love dearly is short and heavy, oh hell, he is a little rolley polley. All my friends make fun of him and I hate that! It pisses me off. He is better than most, smarter than most, and a heck of a lot kinder than most. He has the same feelings I have about alot of things and that is I don't want to hurt or kill anything, not even a roach. I love being around him and would of latched on to him had he not been 15 years younger than I. He is the most gentle person I have ever met - but would protect my honor to the end of this earth.
He is a natural healer, spiritual well-centered, camping fool. I call him Kamping Karl. OK fine he is a little homeless hippie, but geez we can't all have money. LOL

He's still nicer than most people I know. Maybe it's because he has nothing to offer except kindness. He is not pretentious, because he has nothing. He has no time to play stupid mental games, because he doesn't need to. He is humble, funny, has an IQ of 152. Maybe there is a nice young woman out there that would like to latch onto him. He would make someone a very good wife. LOL

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:53:44 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Blogette
I'm surprised to see anyone Quoting one of my favorite authors Elizibeth Kubler-Ross.
I've also worked along with The Death and dieing for 30+ years and continue. It's all about the way the light shows through the stained glass windows. I"m sure if you have known about her your a caring and genuine lady. I've enjoyed reading your blogging.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:13:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Blogette
I'm surprised to see anyone Quoting one of my favorite authors Elizibeth Kubler-Ross.
I've also worked along with The Death and dieing for 30+ years and continue. It's all about the way the light shows through the stained glass windows. I"m sure if you have known about her your a caring and genuine lady. I've enjoyed reading your blogging.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:13:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Canadian Blogette,
The last note was from me.
Iowa Gal

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:18:10 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Iowa Girl,
Wow, six degrees of separation!!!
I may have mentioned this before...but for over 3 years I coordinated 106 +++
volunteers for the Palliative Care Service in two University teaching hospitals. Part of my Volunteer Training program involved readings from Kubler-Ross and her theories on the " 5 Stages" of grieving and bereaving, Dr Viktor Frankl, Cicley Saunders, Dr Balfour Mount, Johanne DeMontigny, Dr. Jacques Voyer......I am sure you recognise some of the names. I also was extremely fortunate in that I attended many International Palliative Conferences and met most of the above people!
As I am sure only you could begin to understand.....I strongly beleive that EVERYONE should spend several weeks/months volunteering on Palliavtive Care unit or hospice learning the TRUE VALUE of life, what is important and what is not! We can learn so much fomr the dying and their loved ones!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 2:47:34 PM  
Phyl said...

Re: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross .... I don't work with the dying but I have read her stuff and found it rivetting to say the least ....
I think anyone who has lost someone in whatever way i.e. through death, divorce, family stand-offs ........ whatever ....would find her stuff on grieving insightful ... I know I did.

Love to all

Ciao ..... phyl

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:07:41 PM  
Phyl said...

p.s. still scrolling like a mad thing looking for apology for deletion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005 7:08:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey Phyl,

Better find other blog to hang out on. You are way out of line here and are not going with the spirit of this. Better yet, start your own blog so you can delete people.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 7:27:01 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello Richard,
I would like to suggest a newsletter that explains to all of the gals just what you are looking for in those videos?........we are all caught up in the suspense of what you can find in the 3 minutes of time - which in my case turned out to lack the real essence of myself. I am wondering how many gals found that the video was a disappointment in that it was awkward and not at all your true self?
Man, some of us would have been better without the video and just our biography and photo to work with. It worries me that some of your best candidates might be lost forever because of poor presentations.
Please let us know if you can see past those VHSs and look into the quality of the person from such things as their interests, intellectual level, people skills and lifestyle. In my case, my high energy was covered up on video. I don't envy how you will decide when there are so many parts to a person and the only true way you will be able to know the "real person" is to choose to meet them! Good luck, Richard......I would love to have that opportunity!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:45:46 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Phyl Please ignore Anon message - I like your comments and the information you share. You are obviously a very bright woman> Did I hear someone say you live in Ireland?

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 10:14:42 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Chandra,
I agree with you on your frustration with the video we have to send to Richard. Three minutes is like three seconds and it's gone. At least with most of my singing auditions I have 10 minutes to "wow" the
A friend of mine helped me with my video. I haven't sent it in yet because I'm dissatisfied with it, I was a bit too energetic and too off the cuff. I didn't say what I wanted to say. I'm going for Take 2 on Saturday and use a 3x5 card so I don't forget to say what's important. I agree with you also that this would be a good topic for the Newsletter. I figure what doesn't get on tape I will write in my biography. Good luck on your video Chandra and don't be intimidated. I'm trusting Richard's good judgement in evaluating the trio of materials we send in to get a good sense of who we are as women.
The Operawench

Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:43:32 AM  

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