Thursday, September 29, 2005

Chicago- Fox TV Thursday AM!! Photos I

What a fun way to start the day!! Richard was at his best with the fabulous Fox Chicago Team live.

Prepping for "On the Air"

Ready, in 5-4-3-2-1. The anchor, Tamron Hall, grills Richard. "Are you for real?!"

Tamron introduces a member of the audience who won a chance to talk with Richard on the air. Judy's daughter, Kari, actually entered her Mom in the Fox contest!

Richard and his new Ladies (and Crazy Hat)!

(No, neither one is eligible for the Journey...)

Earlier in make up.

Walking to the set with Senior Producer Michelle Lewis-Mekky. She said it was the most fun segment she has produced in eleven years!

In the "green" room.

Judy's daugher, Kari. Did you know about 25% of the correspondance Richard received was from daughters talking about their Moms? That made this extra special. Judy and Kari will be joining us on the Odyssey Cruise tomorrow compliments of Ron of the Odyssey.

Our Event even got a mention in the society column of the Chicago Sun Times this morning!

Okay, off to get ready for dinner.




gold&spice said...

Keep Smiling Richard! Much Appreciation for the smooth work getting all and pictures ready,CEO Joe!.....chuckle, giggle. what? first on the blog....YODALAHEHOOOOO! There's an echooooo out there "maybe they have all gone and left me.....!"

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:14:43 PM  
gold&spice said...

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Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:14:48 PM  
gold&spice said...

....posted duplicate....still alooonee...alone in cyber space is weird..!

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:17:32 PM  
gold&spice said...

....gee starting to answer myself...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:18:06 PM  
willemina said...

Thanks so much Joe, Richard and The Fox Chicago Team! Great pictures, just what we've been waiting for...

Hi Gold & Spice
Where is everyone???

I want to be in Chicago!!! :(

I'll check back later for new pics and comments...right now I'm going to mow my lawn...sounds like fun huh? Well it is! and good exercise too.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:26:54 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Looking very,very, gooood!
Fantastic Job!!
Being hot in the hot seat! OOOOOOAAHHHHHHHH!
KEEP THAT SMILING FACE, Richard, The weekend has only begun!!


Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:33:25 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Richard You look great even on TV. So how'd it go?

Hugs Suzanne aka desertfox by Richard

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:44:03 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Willy Does it feel like we're all alone here with Gold&Spice?

I can't imagine The Nutty Mermaid ever being alone. GRIN You are such a nut.

Hugs Suzanne aka desertfox by Richard

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:57:54 PM  
sunni said...

You're not aloneSuzanne
and Willamena I'm checking
in too.
JOE You're doing a great job
too, aren't you a bit envious of RR getting
all the attention...I think we all should
smother you with CYBER HUGS!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2005 3:18:07 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

How's that for FUN!! And just finished a radio interview as well. Folks, I think they are finally 'getting it' because a caller called in and congratulated me for dating women closer to my own age. Getting to drink my favorite coffee as Dunkin' Donuts is on every street corner here. Forget that sissy Starbucks- this is the real deal and you can get their donuts! Going to rest up for dinner tonight. Wondering what the Improv is cooking up for later tonight LOL!! RR

Thursday, September 29, 2005 3:20:06 PM  
willemina said...

Helloooo Richard!
I came in for some water and thought I'd check the blog and here you are!
I used to buy Dunkin Donuts coffee all the time when I lived in Colorado and was disappointed when I couldn't find it here. I think you can purchase it on line? I have found an excellent alternative at Trader the way, I make an excellent cup of coffee...

Thank you so much for the great pictures. You look very handsome as usual. I will be checking in later for updates.

Thanks for including all of us in your soiree...The Improv should be a blast! I want to be there too :(

It's 98 degrees here and now I'm going back out to finish mowing...

Cyber Hugs for you, Joe and Umberto

Thursday, September 29, 2005 3:28:26 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard My afternoon off today and great to "see" you having a good time already. Be prepared - they may have some real PINK polyester pants for you to wear! :D

Thursday, September 29, 2005 3:58:48 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Hey Richard!
Sounds like you are enjoying the moment, every moment!!

Super congrats on people "Getting It"!!!!!!

This is the start of a very big enterPRIZE! BONNUUSS!

We can all find "Romance and Adventure" that's the absolutely fantastic part of this whole endeavor! Just think what it will bring!!

I'm here to help SUPPORT this mission!! Michelle

Thursday, September 29, 2005 4:10:26 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Richard You sound like you are in such a fun playful mood! Hey hey now, don't be dissin''s not just for sissies!
Suz I've missed you here and there, NNBB is ready and able to post pics if anyoneone sends them!

Thursday, September 29, 2005 5:40:13 PM  
Forest Hills said...

OK -

This is a start ...!!! Let's us rejoice in the women, all of the women who have paid their own way to go to Chicago, and their inspiration in venturing into this "Journey" of Richard Roe's, the Senior Bachelor (copyright).


Thursday, September 29, 2005 6:28:09 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Hello all! So now his secret is OUT. . . it's not Viagra, it's Dunkin'Doughnuts Coffee! lolololol. One thing I loved about MB was looking at all the beautiful clothes, worn by beautiful women of course. I love the scarf and jacket ensemble the lovely lady in the last photo is wearing. She also has great hair! And putting makeup on Richard! Wouldn't that be fun! WE could give him corn rows and make a daisy wreath crown for him! Take pics of EVERYTHING, everyone! It's firehall night- gotta run.

Bitter is a flavor not an emotion. It is the flavor left sticking to the roof of your mind after struggling with unresolved anger. It was a year ago, almost exactly I sat in . . .Story continued in my blog
FLy high (above the towering cumulous and lenticulars) and stay free!

Thursday, September 29, 2005 6:32:03 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Hi Suzan I got the cap you sent me. Thank you so much, you are so very thoughtful.

Richard You sound so cute, donkin donuts way to go, who needs to pay 4 or 5 bucks for a coffee.

Linda Sorry I can't afford Starbucks. LOL But they do make some fabulous coffees.

Sunni If feels pretty lonesome here. Better go see how Little Bits doing on her sight.

I hope everyone has a good time in Chicago. Can't wait for pictures.

Hugs Suzanne aka desertfox by Richard

Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:05:14 PM  
Forest Hills said...


Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:05:19 PM  
JanieGirl said...

I have no idea how I got accomplished. I tried to set a blog went though all the motions only to get to the end and then was unable to click on to finalize things. Then all of a sudden, this user name appears at the end of this blog. Wonders never cease. Lady Jayne

Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:39:52 PM  
willemina said...

Congratulations Janiegirl
I think I have another blog out there somewhere in cyberspace. I filled out my whole profile and now I have no idea where it is? Oh well...

Waiting patiently for pictures...
Umberto, where are you???

Thursday, September 29, 2005 7:52:14 PM  
willemina said...

Here's some interesting Chicago Trivia...while we wait...very patiently...

Chicago Fun Facts and Trivia

Chicago is home to some of the world's most famous people, places, and inventions. Here are some unique pieces of Chicago fun facts and trivia.

Famous Chicagoans

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 1st First Lady elected to the U.S. Senate. Clinton was born in Chicago, but currently represents the state of New York.

Walt Disney, creator of the cartoon character Mickey Mouse, was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901.

Harrison Ford, popular actor and also People Magazine's 1998 "Sexiest Man Alive," is a native Chicagoan.

Jane Addams, founder of the Hull House to aid immigrants, and first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Other famous Chicagoans:

John Cusack, actor
John Mahoney, actor
Dorothy Hamill, figure skater
Quincy Jones, musician
Pat Sajak, Game-show host
Daniel Burnham, architect
Benny Goodman, musician

Did You Know?

The world's longest street is Chicago's Western Avenue.

The Chicago Post Office at 433 W. Van Buren is the only postal facility in the world which you can drive a car through.

The term "Jazz" was coined in Chicago in 1914. The city's native musicians included band leader Benny Goodman and drummer Gene Krupa.

Chicago is home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, which is one of the last free zoos.

Chicago is the favorite road city for big-league baseball players, according to Sports Illustrated magazine's 2003 Player Survey.

Chicago is home to the Harold Washington Library, the world's largest public library.

Hugh Hefner started the publication of "Playboy" at 6052 S. Harper St. in Chicago in 1953.

R.S. Ownes, a Chicago firm, is the maunfacturer of the Oscar statue.

Chicago made a $110-million investment to move an eight-lane freeway to create a "Museum Campus" connecting three world-class museums - the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium, and the John G. Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium.

First time for everything

The Adler Planetarium in Chicago was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.

Chicago is the birthplace of air travel. The first commercial air passenger (a Chicago Herald-Examinaer female reporter) departed Chicago for San Francisco on July 2, 1927.

The University of Chicago became the site of the world's first atomic reaction.

The first Ferris wheel made its debut in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

In 1994, the first game and the opening ceremonies of the first World Cup Soccer championship ever to be hosted in the U.S. were held in Chicago.

Other Chicago Firsts and Inventions:

Steel frame skyscraper, softball, elevated railway, zipper, daytime TV soap operas, McDonald's restaurant, electric iron and cooking range, grain reaper, reactor to produce electricity from atomic energy, bifocal contact lens, winding watch, and the Twinkie.

Food Tidbits

Nabisco, the world's largest cookie and cracker factory, is located in Chicago (7300 S. Kedzie Avenue).

The world's largest ice cream cone factory, Keebler, is also located in Chicago (10839 S. Langley Avenue).

The Taste of Chicago is the world's largest free outdoor food festival. It attracted over 3.5 million people in 2003.

Famous Buildings

The first of Marshall Field's Clocks was installed at the corner of Washington and State Streets on November 26, 1897. The cast bronze clock rests some 17.5 feet above the sidewalk and weighs a hefty 7.75 tons.

Tribune Tower, home of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, has exterior walls that are embedded with authentic pieces of famous buildings including Westminster Abbey, the Alamo, Hamlet's castle, the Great Pyramid, the Taj Mahal, Fort Sumter and the Arc de Triomphe.

Under instructions from William Wrigley, architects designed the Wrigley Building to look like a "luscious birthday cake." It also became the first air-conditioned office building in 1946.

Chicago's McCormick Place has the largest amount of exhibit space of any convention center in the country at 2.2 million square feet.

Chicago by the numbers

54 museums More than 200 theatres Approximately 15,500 restaurants in the metropolitan area and 5,600 in the central business district Three of the world's tallest buildings including: The Sears Tower - 1,450 feet The Amoco Building - 1,136 feet The John Hancock Building - 1,127 feet 77 neighborhoods 31 miles of lakefront 550 parks 15 miles of bathing beaches More than 200 annual parades

Larger Than Life

The William Wrigley, Jr. Company is the world's largest gum manufacturer, producing more than 20 million packages a day.

In 1997 The Field Museum purchased Sue, the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered.

The Wild Reef Exhibit at the John G. Shedd Aquarium is one of the largest and most diverse shark habitats in North America. The aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world.

The Art Institute of Chicago holds the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world outside of the Louvre in Paris.

The largest Latino cultural institution in the nation is Chicago's Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum.

Movies filmed in Chicago

A League of Their Own
Bad Boys
Chicago: The Musical
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Home Alone I, II, III
Miracle on 34th St.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12
Sixteen Candles
Stir of Echoes
The Fugitive
What Women Want
When Harry Met Sally

Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:00:19 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Willemina, I am astounded! I was getting the following errors: Your browser's cookie functionality is disabled. Pleae enable JavaSript and cookies in order to use Blogger. I don't even know what that means. At times, I feel like the "Village Idiot" when it comes to computers. Anyway, this very computer deficient person is happy she can post again. If you click on the blue "JanieGirl" it takes you to my blog, that doesn't say much. I'm off for now. Hope this is all here in the morning. Lady Jayne

Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:01:31 PM  
willemina said...

Hi there Janiegirl!
I went to your blog and you don't have it set up I can't leave a comment.

I think you need to add some cookies...I like oatmeal with raisins myself :) Just kidding...

To enable cookies: On your Internet Explorer screen click on tools; then click on internet options; then click privacy tab;
move the slider to the correct location you want. Mine is set to medium...hope this works for you...or do nothing if it's working okay for you now...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:44:47 PM  
willemina said...

Oops! Actually, I have mine set to a custom setting courtesy of my computer saavy son...It works for me!
Goodnight everyone and sweet dreams

Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:56:15 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Not sure who is listening tonite...but don't want to neglect saying g'nite! Sweet dreams....

Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:58:35 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEMANcin' ROEmeo...jOE...Posse....gals on the blog and boat;)

Nice photos...what fun and exposure for The Senior Bachelor Odyssey! Thinking of y'all enjoying
yourselves, the Cruise must have been amazing!
I am with y'all in Spirit:)
My kinda town Chicago kinda town!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:59:22 PM  
honestgal said...

Willemina: Thanks for the Chicago trivia! I too love Trader Joe coffee! I like making my own java in the morning and find that grinding beans in the morning starts the am in the right direction. TJ's has a great selection of inexpensive whole bean coffee, so very much less than Starbucks or Peets or Seattle's Best. (One bag is the same cost as a double latte mint expresso tall!) I personally like the Dark Sumatra. First sip of the am is a sip of HEAVEN! YUM!

I'm reading a wonderful travel book called In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson about Australia. I've never been to Australia, so I read and wish..... Bryson is rather funny. If I may I will share a brief paragraph with you; those of you, uninterested may blog off. Or on.

..."Australians are very unfair in this way. They spend half of any conversation insisting that the country's dangers are vastly overrated and that there's nothing to worry about, and the other half telling you how six months ago their Uncle Bob was driving to Mudgee when a tiger snake slid out from under the dashboard and bit him on the groin, but that it's okay now because he's off the life support machine and they've discovered he can communicate with eye blinks."

Anybody else enjoyed his book(s)? Lady Base --- how is your bookish endeavors?

Hugs to all.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:12:51 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Oh m'ggggoodness, the Improv crowd must be roastin'...toastin' and boastin' our 'Leading Man' ROEmeo, pulling him over the coals, oh how I wish I was there to be a part of the FUN...what a hootin' and tootin' goin' on in Chicago tonite;)
Waiting patiently for pics of y'all on the Odyssey Cruise etc. Okay okay....I will excercise restraint;)
Nice to see LINDAINTUCSON....DESERTFOX ETC. ON THE BLOG, feels kinda lonesome, can almost hear them coyotes howlin' again..owwwww
p.s. Linda how about a peek at the 'bridal arrangement'....I dare you girl...itz a winner for sure;)

Calling 'skywatcher "ella" come in please:)

Phyl/Sweet P: Hoping all is ok with you, too quiet;)

Soft Rain: your gentle poetry/floetry is soothing for the Soul, you must have a beautiful singing voice;)

Sweet Dreams everyone
Senior Bachelorette:)

Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:25:45 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

oooops sorry Mr. ROEMANCE...the Odyssey Cruise is manyana...okay keep the bloggettes posted pleeez;) I'm so excited...I just can't hide it...I'm about to lose control and I think I like it (Pointer Sisters)

Luv Senior Bachelorette VAL:)
okay okay okay been 5 months and now to let the 'cat outta the bag' meooow... the V is for VALERIE...there I have finally done it...phew!

Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:39:32 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Willemina, Thanks for the help. I have a different computer system than most. I use Microsoft, Webtv. My T.V. is my monitor and I have no hard drive. I can do almost anything with this system that a regular computer provides, but at times there are limitations, especially with bidding on eBay auctions. One of these days I will get a regular system, but have become quite proficient on this one and hate to give it up.
Got the profile put up, but will not try a picture. That will crack me up. Thanks again for your suggestions. Lady Jayne

Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:44:46 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard and Ladies,

Richard, I usually only eat donuts after I donate blood but for you I would make an exception and eat some with you. My faves include maple bars, old fashioned cake donuts with glaze, and gooey cinnamon rolls. Please don't hate me because I don't drink coffee(it dries one's throat & you know this singer has to keep her throat moist). You looked very handsome and relaxed in your TV photos. Don't you just love getting your makeup done for you?! Sometimes at the opera I've had my makeup done for me but the majority of the time I do my own stage makeup. It's cool that you had that phone call on the radio show today giving you kudos for wanting to date women close to your age. What an awesome ambassador you have become for all of us of a certain age....:)

Joe and Umberto all of us here in Cyberland eagerly, with baited breath, chomping at the bit, anxiously, with peering eyes, await more photos from Chicagoland. So far so good though, thanks so much.

Willemina, thanks for your Chicago trivia! I've been to Chicago twice for short periods each time. The first time was a good one where I was travelling with a Christian choir and we stopped for a few hours in Chicago. Some of us went to the top of Sears Tower, loved it. The second time though was not enjoyable as my exhusband and I had to wait way too long at the bus depot for a connecting bus to Indiana...yuk pooh! I would love to go to Chicago and of course spend more time there. The second largest opera company in the country is Chicago's Lyric Opera. I'd also love to get tickets for Oprah's show if I visit Chicago again.

Richard, Joe, Umberto and Stuart, I hope to god that you guys are sleeping at this hour! I tend to be a night owl and like to write late at night.

Looking forward to more news from the Chicago Extravaganza......

Friday, September 30, 2005 1:15:00 AM  
soft_rain said...

Sweet Richard,

Hope you are having a great and funtastic time....

Relax and enjoy..........

Life is all about sweet and simple love........

Friday, September 30, 2005 2:13:45 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Chicago- Lincoln Park 1968 WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

Doughnuts should be arrested and held permanently in an underground bunker in Nevada; the same place where they make Twizlers and Sweet Tarts.

Friday, September 30, 2005 2:49:28 AM  

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