Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Chicago-A Heads up

I am 99% sure the hotel will be the Palmer House, a fine Hilton Hotel in a terrific location. I have to wait for the final approval by the General Manager, so that's why I have not put it out yet in a Newsletter. The price will be $159, single or double. If you check the rates at this time of the year for Chicago, this is a great rate for a good hotel. In this world of full disclosure, I do not get any commission, which was the same situation with the Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach. This accounts for the great price. If you would like a roommate, this is the place to let others know. There are a total of 100 rooms available at that price starting Thursday, September 29, Friday the 30th, Saturday October 1, and Sunday October 2. After the 100 rooms go, it is whatever the going rate would ordinarily be, as the Hotel would only guarantee 100 rooms at that rate. Many women stayed extra days to enjoy Manhattan Beach, and you may want to do the same in Chicago. These 100 rooms will be first come, but you cannot call until they give me the final word and the promotional password, which I'll pass right along on the blog and a Newsletter, probably tomorrow afternoon. So get ready for lots of fun!!! Richard Roe P.S. For arrivals on Thursday, we can all find a fun place to go out to dinner and then back to the hotel to chat. We will also have extra time starting at breakfast Friday morning at 7 o'clock. I will also stay for Sunday breakfast and meetings up until noon Sunday. Hope you can make it!!


Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To the 5 ladies who made comments on a previous (truncated) post about the Palmer House. Please repost them here. thanks, RR

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:11:54 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Sounds like you are well on your way to another fantastic weekend....wish I could be there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:18:47 PM  
Merrymary said...

Hi Linda, I wish you could too. Would love to meet you. How "bout I'll give Richard a hug from you. I got my suitcases out ready to start packing. My husband used to say by the time we leave we don't remember what we've got. Anticipation>>>>>MM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:25:35 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Great choice, Richard! This historic landmark is just steps from the Art Institute, Michigan Ave. shopping, Millenium Park, Marshall Fields, Grant Park, and many great restaurants. It should be a ball!


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:28:31 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

RICHARD are you going to want any of "Richards Rangers" there to help.
Nancy Spencer

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:30:23 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

Linda in Tuscon - hats off to you for taking charge of your life and your soberity. I live in a family where everyone is recovering. It's wonderful.
Nancy Spencer

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:34:14 PM  
Born To Travel said...


You have excellent taste in accommodations. The Palmer House looks absolutely perfect for our get together. Please be on the lookout for my submission materials. You should receive them sometime early afternoon tomorrow. I hope you enjoy the "special" picture I have sent you. Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago. Always...
Pam in Missouri

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:37:05 PM  
Born To Travel said...

EasyRider - are you planning to go to Chicago? I'm planning to attend and would be willing to share a room if you are heading up from Branson. As a matter of fact I plan to be in Branson this weekend. I will be staying at my condo at Holiday Hills. Maybe we could get together for a few minutes to compare notes and make plans for Chicago if you are going. I will have a couple of my friends with me. What do you think? Always... Pam in Missouri

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:46:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

This letter was posted at several blogs and sent directly to Oprah Winfrey.

Dear Oprah,

I have been watching the Senior Bachelor saga for the last two months as instructed by a client. Now that it is coming to conclusion and to Chicago, you might want to consider another interview with Mr. Roe. I have been collecting the names and emails of many of the "rejected" women and the women with whom Richard Roe has responded quite badly. I have that list and many of those ladies are willing to appear in the audience or on your show along with the Senior Bachelor to bring to light his actions and the true nature of this "search". Many of these women feel that their videos and biographies were collected for reasons other than what was stated by Mr. Roe. Some have even tried to retrieve videos and Mr. Roe and company have refused. On his blog, Mr. Roe has responded quite negatively to some and then deleted many of the posts. Many women who have posted at the blog reporting actual occurances or who have made observations that shed a negative light on Mr. Roe were also deleted. All of these have been captured and preserved by electronic monitoring software and are available for your review. Many of these women have also shared with me personal emails sent to them by Mr. Roe.

As to avoid the rath of Roe, my client has left the country on hiatus to the South Pacific, but is available by phone....

and so on and so forth. It will be deleted here so we thought we'd post this message for those contemplating the financial burden of a trip to Chicago.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:07:38 PM  
onrynurse said...

Awsome....will wait for the final announcement!


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:13:16 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

To Anon (if that post gets deleted, you can delete this one too so as to not confuse people)
OH BROTHER! Like Oprah would really be interested in such hoo ha? So someone got their feelings hurt....boo hoo. They should have played nice. As far as I can see, no one has been "rejected" since no decisions have been made. Go get a life and don't spoil the party.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:26:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

RR is that $159.00 per person even for a double room? I would be willing to double up if anyone is okay with that since there are only 100 rooms. Let me know and we can figure out a way to chat.
How about you Namcy in Ohio? Anyone? I am quite, tidy and accommodating.
Paula in Florida

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:37:22 PM  
BikingNut said...

Which airport is best? Thanks -

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:41:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Anon...you need to get the true story before you embarrass yourself with false acusation from people who think they were "rejected" with little merit. This isn't even funny and I think you will see 100 times as many women with a level head and the right spirit who have been a part of this from the beginning who take this as it is. There is a chance to find true love, there is definitely adventure to be had either way. Insecure, mentally unhealthy, and brooken people will find a way to make anything about them. They will litigate just because, and people like you will help them and then you both have to live with yourselves. Ahhh...I feel so very sorry for your client, who had to flee the country because she got her feelings hurt and some scathing emails she wrote deleted. Hmmm..as Linda says BooHoo!! Don't you have anything better to do with you time? Please this is all for romance and adventure and fun what about that didn't your "client" understand. PLEASE!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:53:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh come on this has to be a hoax--somebody posing as a lawyer. I checked other blogs-- so far this has not been posted on any...

Sorry to see someone trying to rain on your parade.

Perhaps this is a test. Only a test...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:58:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ladies, Have no fear. The blog police have seen the anonymous loonie's comments, and Richard will respond shortly. All the comments were absurd in the extreme and obviously patently false. Trust me, I know, Oprah and her Producers are VERY AWARE of what the real story is. I can almost assure you Richard will NOT delete this comment. It's too darn funny!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:07:51 PM  
Another Anonymous! said...

Hmmmm. Interesting quota of anonymous postings in response to the anonymous poster who has written to Oprah. Why all so anonymous??????

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:22:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

p.s. even the blogger who says that Richard will respond shortly (leading one to believe that he is part of his staff) has stayed anonymous. Interesting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:24:44 PM  
BikingNut said...

Hey - all of you annymouses might, just might have some credibility if you all did not have the same name.
4:07 anon - if she wants calls to verify her story why not put her name and phone number on the blog or at least a way to get in touch with her - not that I would - just says something about your and her credibility.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:31:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

very true melanie

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:39:53 PM  
Anonymous said...

Old Rich geezer-- is that you???

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:45:05 PM  
Anonymous said...

We will not let this ridiculous person spoil our fun! Who cares! We will be in Chicago soon and we will be enjoying our adventure. Let's talk about positive and fun things to come and ignore such gibberish I say!
Who wants to share a room with Paula in Florida?
RR - have a pleasant evening and watch out Chicago!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:51:40 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

Sorry it took so long to finalize the hotel details. Turns out that is a popular time in the Windy City and getting the hotel space took a little more doing. But we did get a good rate- the power of you Ladies comes through again! I have to wait until tomorrow to find out which toll free reservation number to call or what rate code to use for Internet bookings. Patience again!

Melanie and others- Here is information on transportation from either Chicago airport (O'Hare "ORD" or Midway "MDW"):


Distance: ______18_____12 miles

Taxi: ________$40-45___$30-35

Shuttle Bus: ___$24_____$19 each way
(This is called the Continental Airport Express- just catch at the arrival area.)

"El" Train: _____$1.75___$1.75 each way

Parking at the hotel is $35 per day for Valet and $25 per day for self-park. Both allow in and out priveleges (these are big city rates!)

I'll post this on the website as well. More info tomorrow. The Palmer House Hilton Hotel's direct number is 312-726-7500 (remember, they do not have the Senior Bachelor rate code ready yet until tomorrow.)


PS- "Anons", as I have said so many times before, if you have questions or concerns, please ask (either directly or through your legal representatives-- gee whiz.)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:52:15 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hey! I've got an idea....maybe the negative anonymous is a jealous man that does not like RR getting all this attention. You never know!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:53:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

why is everyone staying anonymous??

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:55:52 PM  
Merrymary said...

I haven't met Richard face to face to know his reaction but something tells me he'll laugh. Remember the saying..hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned>>>>But how can she be scorned when no one has been eliminated at this point in time. I for one plan on having a great big wonderful time in Chicago. I haven't been there since my husband died so I've got nothing but good momories there. We got on Lakeshore Drive during a Mayor Dailey marathoon and it about scard me to death the way they drove. I had to put my head down and not look. It was like slap stick comedy...everyone getting road rage and hoking and yelling and giving hand jestures to each other. I'm looking so forward to this. I just watched the movie "The Batchelor". I had seen it along time ago but it's out on dvd now. Richard ,if you haven't seen it I'll bring it to you. You'll get a kick out of it. XXXOOOMM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:57:03 PM  
HeiressChild said...

i haven't even finished reading down the rest of the blogs, but "anon," you really love to stir up trouble. i can't even believe the lies that you have just written. you must be a very lonely person.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:59:25 PM  
curlyinVancouver said...

This is all very interesting. I agree with Linda (in Tucson). Isn't this all in fun? Yes, GO FOR IT GIRLS, but really? Who could possibly take this all so seriously that they would feel rejected? Aren't we the Queens of our own Kingdoms - we decide how we feel, not Richard. Wouldn't the ultimate "prize" (possibly???) be to be picked as a travel companion? Maybe! I say "create your own wonderful, happy, fulfilling life and enjoy the experiences ....and then let all the rest be icing or something a bit less fattening......chocolate syrup?)
I'm considering coming to Chicago! I have a day to decide. Convince me!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:05:47 PM  
HeiressChild said...

all right, here's a little jeopardy trivia. i wish i could promise whoever gets the correct answer will definitely be one of the six for the sb journey, but NOT! i have no authority in that area, but i can give u the
jeopardy question, which is:

What is the number of Canadian provinces that border the Great Lakes?

so all of you brainiacs, what's the jeopardy answer and don't forget to phrase it in the form of a question, otherwise even if you guess the right answer, it will still be wrong?


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:13:05 PM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Lynda,
Please come...The more the marrier and don't you want to see those baby blue eyes up close that all the girls keep talking about. I need someone to go shopping with. Do you like to shop? Bill would come home from our trips and say I take her half way round the world and all she wants to do is shop. There goes my chance with Richard. Somewhere I read he doesn't like shoppers...or did I dream that. Anyway, I have slowed down"cause I sold my big house and keep downsizing. MM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:17:51 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

curlyinvancouver GO GO GO! I'd suggest maybe trying to make a personal connection with a girl or two from here first which might take away any fear. I've gone around for a long time saying that I really don't do g'friends, but the event in MB changed my attitude! Everyone was so way cool. Plus you really do get to give the man a little hug and look into his gorgeous eyes....and have your picture taken for prosperity. OH....and see Chicago.
I lived in those burbs all my life and seen it all so the locale doesn't jazz me but I had my 15 minutes!
(Just waiting now for my 1 month, heh heh) I will share nice!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:17:53 PM  
Merrymary said...

Sylvia....What is 2??????Just a guess.MM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:20:58 PM  
HeiressChild said...

merrymary, a good guess, but sorry, that's not the correct answer. the good thing is you remembered to phrase it in the form of a question. any other guesses out there?


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:28:52 PM  
Merrymary said...

I'm trying to tell on my map but it's so small and I can just see Ottawa so ,is it "What is one?"MM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:32:06 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Hi again Richard and fellow Bloggers,

I have finally had time to check out Perfect Match and, since you have asked for comments, here are mine:

As a business person, I believe that when a company has pride and confidence in its product, it is anxious to show it off to prospective buyers. I sell a great product, (not the least expensive in the market, but a good value) and I offer any interested purchasers samples, so they can determine whether or not it meets their needs. I also offer to take back unused product purchased, if it doesn’t work for them. I have an innate suspicion of companies that want my money up front, no refunds allowed, before I can see what I’m getting.

Perfect Match does not even let you see a few sample profiles, much less run a search, before you hand over your money. Since I rely on my writing to convey who I am and who I’m interested in (as well as paying a lot of attention to how a man expresses himself), I’d like to know how much leeway there is to do that. I’d also like to know something about the service’s subscriber base in my age range. Just showing a couple of pictures of “grey heads” doesn’t cut it for me. As for the profile offered, it is nothing better than fair, using clear-cut labels rather than showing where one is on a continuum. To label me a “risk taker” is far different from saying that I take calculated risks some of the time.

Again, I have concluded that Match.com is a far better deal and urge you to check it out, when you have time (i.e. after you’ve looked at my bio and video! – and maybe a few others!). A prospective user can browse and run searches for free, and even post a profile (I think. At least you used to be able to do that). Only when you are ready to correspond need you pay, and then, the cost is very reasonable. The free personality profile is excellent and the customer service people are helpful.

Now, on to another subject.

To the Anonymous so-called lawyer: When I choose an attorney, I’d like to know he/she pays sufficient attention to detail to proof read and use spell check when writing something for public consumption. And making charges, without substantiating them in any way, borders on sensationalism, if not unethical conduct. It was perfectly clear from the get-go that Richard had the right to use the videos in any way he chose. If your “client(s)” couldn’t handle that, they shouldn’t have sent them. If Richard hasn’t treated her as she wished to be treated (which certainly hasn’t been my experience) then she could do just what we all do when a prospective date isn’t to our liking: chalk it up to experience and walk.


P.S Richard & Joe, I’m available to help in any way needed during the event. (I’m a better worker than a mixer, anyway!)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:43:50 PM  
HeiressChild said...

merrymary, yes, that's correct. did i sound like alex trebek? LOL and your prize is an all-expense paid trip to chicago at the end of the month, but unfortunately i can't pay for it, so you'll have to. LOL


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:49:56 PM  
curlyinVancouver said...

Sylvia - What is one province...Canadian, eh!

Linda - Thanks for the convincing. No fears, just need a little push, but I budge easy. Maybe we could have a "Li(y)nda month". I love your positive attitude.

Merrymary - sorry, I'm not a shopper. I'm sure Richard (and I) will still love you even though you love to shop.

Have fun all!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:50:08 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

WOW this anonymous needs to get a life!!!! or get off the blog. If you can't own it than don't write it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:51:02 PM  
Jacqueline from Illinois said...

To Everyone:

The Palmer House is a terrific hotel and one of the best locations in Chicago to experience the museums and so many great things - like the Senior Bachelor Event!!!!

Look forward to meeting everyone there!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:54:28 PM  
BikingNut said...

Thank you, Joe - I have not been to Chicago since I was a senior in high school when we stayed in the same hotel as Jerry Lee Lewis wooo eeee - I rode past his ranch while on my bike trip a couple of weeks ago - gate looks like a grand piano.
Look forward to seeing and meeting all. Sounds like the hotel is same whether you have a room mate or not - I will wait for final word tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:07:07 PM  
Born To Travel said...

Paula in Florida or others interested in roommates in Chicago: I am willing to share a room if details can be worked out. I am tidy and easy to get along with. I plan to arrive early Thursday afternoon. Anyone else coming in for dinner Thursday evening? You can e-mail me at pswhite@cox.net to chat about arrangements if you are interested.
To Negative Anon: How was your "client" rejected by RR? To my knowledge no one has been rejected yet because no choices have been made yet. However, your ploy might work to get Oprah's attention if that is what you are after. As for me I'm enjoying the adventure. Always... Pam in Missouri

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:08:37 PM  
Merrymary said...

Yea.....Ontario....I looked at some 7th grade geography stuff on Jeeves and one kid said the guy (Alex Trebec) is from Canada and there is 10 provinces and 31 million pop.??? Anyway everyday in some little way I grow smater. The sad part is I forget more than I learn. I love Jeopardy but The Wheel of Fortune is more my level. Lynda, maybe we'll do something else then,,,go to a museum or something. Bill would stay outside and smoke while I shopped then he died from lung cancer....maybe it's partly my faulght 'cause I shopped so much. I sure do miss him. See ya soon.....15 more days...I'm coming the 28th. MM

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:11:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

FYI: If any of you want to book the Palmer House early, without the special code, the cost per night double or single is only $170..

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:13:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

That is with a AAA card only..

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:13:26 PM  
HeiressChild said...

curlyinvancouver, merrymary beat you to the correct answer, which is "what is one?"

Now, can anyone tell me the name of that one canadian province that borders the Great Lakes?


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:13:31 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello everyone,
The Palmer House is very historic and beautiful and the free old fashioned trollies stop right across the street that can take you on different routes around the city. You can get the different colored lines that go just everywhere. An easy walk to many sites for those of you that have not been to Chicago before. Be sure and plan enough time in the city as there is much to see.
It will be so good to meet all of you and at last we will be able to meet Mr. Roe/mance. It seems like so long ago this all started doesn't it?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:13:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

CHICAGO BOUND GALS...Don't listen to any of the negative comments..GO,GO,GO and have a great time.
I am one of the LUCKY ones to meet him in MB. I'm not going to give you any TIPS as I am a huge believer in Chemistry..Two people have GOT TO CLICK...usually at first sight...my video was SOOOO bad.. thats why I had to meet him in person. Can't wait to learn more with 11 others of you at the "secret" getaway..I have thrown myself into this adventure with a no lose situation attitude..meaning I will always be proud of myself for just going for it and willing to accept anything that happens..I have met a great guy in RR and also many fantastic ladies..

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:13:53 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Buona Sera Richard!
How is your pinched nerve coming along these days of hard work choosing some fine ladies to have fun with?
Let it be known to all anonymouses (the word mouse is in the word-those that hide in the corners) " You, Richard Roe, have been polite and respectful through this whole process. We, the adults, realise this endeavor is for fun and we may not be the soul mate for you. We read all the fine print and we still are having fun with it! Thanks for being such a gentleman."
MB was a great time, I met wonderful people, women and men, who shared their thoughts, past experiences, and dreams. Chicago will also be great for many women if they go to meet really great women and men (but mostly women, if you do the numbers), keep an open mind, and realize this is for FUN!!
Wishful thinking, I encourage to all, just like having a positive attitude. Life is as good as you make it! Don't let the curve balls knock you down. I hope anyone that has the opportunity to go, to go and enjoy. Have fun with it and I hope to see you there. Michelle Bahr

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:15:51 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Why should we care anything about the trifling lies told by individuals!-Mark Twain

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:18:30 PM  
HeiressChild said...

merrymary, u are on the ball tonite. as fast as i'm writing, you're giving the answer, but this time u beat me to the punch. that's right, the correct province is ontario. congratulations.

this was fun, wasn't it? i think so too. well, everyone, have a good nite and sleep well.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:21:10 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

I got that anonymoust message over on my site as well, I requested them to email me but as yet haven't received any email I do not believe any woman have been rejected by Richard, I think there have been some that pulled away from the adventure, because they were not interested in the magnitude of applicants. Somewhere I think I read a post that there were many legs to this adventure. Wonder what was meant by that?

Suzanne Wirries aka Desertflowers known by Richard as Desertfox

Hey Richard I didn't have a chance to respond to your post of 9-5 directed towards me, but I'm working on it Something I don't do is lie, I'm pretty opionated, but I believe that what I heard was what was said.

Hugs Suzanne

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:34:12 PM  
HeiressChild said...

one more thing, last year one of my friends had to go to chicago for her job for a week. i went along with her as a little mini-vacation for me. i was on crutches and a leg brace at the time for a knee injury, which has since been healed, thank God, but i would go out during the day while she was working and explore chicago on my own. it is such a beautiful city.

i took a trolley tour one of the days around the city, and saw some beautiful sights. couldn't do too much walking since i was on crutches and the leg brace, but the touring and the walking around the city that i did was fun. we went out and ate at this real nice seafood restaurant (can't remember the name) one evening. i did some shopping while there.

that was my first trip there, and it was very exciting for me, even with my injury. i hope to go back there again one day.

for those going to chicago, u'll enjoy it.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:40:19 PM  
leslie said...

CJ You have just GOT to come over to my site and see my "before and after" pictures. I know you'll get a kick out of them. Of course, everyone else is welcome to take a peek, too.

Richard I just had my last chocolate tonight! I'm in withdrawal! I need MORE! Even though the days are staying quite warm, the cooler our evenings are getting, the more I'm missing those warm ocean breezes. "Sigh" On Friday, our whole school is going down to our local beach to take part in a clean-up activity - I'll try to get some photos to post.

Joe and Richard Since the Chicago "do" won't be over until Oct. 2, how soon do you think you'll be contacting the Terrific Twelve? And how will you be doing that? I'm going out on a limb here (probably will be ripped down or whatever by some readers) to say that it sure would be a wonderful birthday present to get on the 6th. :D

Hey, Linda how do you like them apples for being upfront and forward? LOL

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:44:25 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Leslie You go girl! I don't think everyone that is playing and hanging out here really has an interest in RR (which is fine...many other fun things are happening) but for those of us who DO...let it be known!
Continue to count me in!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:13:24 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Aloha....well whoopie doodaa ROE/MANce and ADVENTURE' Richard, Joe and 'lone rangers'. I can just see y'all in cowboy/cowgirl attire...holsters 'boots and all'...LOL..oooh weee this Chicago Soiree is gonna bee FUN FUN FUN For y'all:) YEEHAA
Well ignore the "nergative" comments and by the way if that 'lawyer' was legitimate then 'rath' is spelt WRATH!!!!! GOTCHA you slimy little weasel, you
are as much a lawyer as I am The Queen Of The Nile!
Soooo to all of you who are looking for Love in ALL the right places, you are in good hands with Richard and posse!!!! HAVE A BLAST!
nitey nite....sweet dreams
Senior Bachelorette:)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:15:11 PM  
Merrymary said...

Dear VJ. As a matter of fact I've got my cowgirlskirt ready to go....Woopie ti yi yea....git along little doogies. I think I'll go to bed I'm getting silly. I'll let you know my opinion on Pop and Me as soon as I get it. Night, Night Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite...Ya hear???Okie from Little Chicago(that's what they called Sapulpa where I was born) during proabition days.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:28:04 PM  
Marty said...

Blog police-please leave this on.

I don't understand some of the anon people-also my brother is a lawyer and he would not have time to write on a blog. A letter would have been jetted out and that would be the end of things if there was a problem.

I agree with those who have said it was a fun experience and nothing more. If RR did something behind close doors-he was one hell of a sneak-because there were always people around.

Also, why would anon put the information to on the blog to warn us-if this was a real person-maybe it is a kid.

Maybe you should just leave everything on here, we are grown women and can make up our own minds. If it get's catty, I am sure women on this site would put someone in their place.

So with that-go for it, you just may meet up with that best friend. I had a blast and there were a lot of women.

OH, sorry to be going on-but some of the women decided not to continue because they felt RR and them would clash-I don't think the amount of woman showing up scared anyone away.

Go for it, have fun, laugh and giggle-all of us that went to MB will be thinking of you all having fun.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:37:38 PM  
Marty said...

Sorry, should know to proof read-hey, I am a retired high school English teacher!

I think I left all of my mind in my classroom when I retired.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:48:49 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Howdy Mr. ROE/MANce, Joe and Posse:)

MERRYMARY: You are a hoot, I can't stop smiling, can just see everyone arriving in Chicago with little cowgirl skirts ......boots, cowgirl hats ready to 'lassoo in'
The Leading Man:) for his 'going out partay', which Chicago really is as the 'closing date' is this Friday September 16th for the videos etc. to be submitted! Oh m' goodness The Final Countdown....5...4....3..2>>>>'ONE'
By the way Richard....DITTO to your analysis re. Step 1 = 1st Base....Step 2 = Home Run....Step 3 = World Series....I dream of that too!!!! :)
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s Haven't heard from Connie,Trudi and 'skywatcher ella', hoping all is well with you

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:54:07 PM  
safari soul said...

Hi Richard & Ladies,

As you will see, I'm hoping to redirect the blog dialogue.

BUBBLES for BABBLES--what a "bubblelicious" concept. For upcoming trips, I too have decided to have a batch of bubbles, i.e. small bottles of whatever tucked into my carry-on to dispense wherever the need might arise. Thanks for the great idea!

In most love relationships (Joanne Woodward/Paul Newman being notable exceptions), common interests seem to be extremely helpful. For instance, since I don't care much for spectator sports, I personally would not hang out at sports arenas hoping to find my soul mate. My thought process is, what would I do with him once I have found him???

Following that line of thought, my assumption is that the women attracted by and to Richard and his search must be lovers of travel in as much as traveling companion is one of his stated objectives.

I know from reading the blogs that many of you have been on fantastic trips around the world. I too, have wonderful stories to tell about my favorite spots and life changing experiences.

So how does this tie to BUBBLES etc?

Simply this. I doubt if anyone has ever taken a trip anywhere where SOMETHING has not gone wrong. My personal gauge for whether a trip was good or bad is simple: when I return home, do I remember more that went right or do I remember more that went wrong?

Richard, this is your blog, so stop me if this a direction you do not want taken. But,it occurred to me that it might be interesting for each of us to share "my biggest travel disaster and how I dealt with it".

In addition to learning from each other, it might help Richard in his search for his six companions.

We have acknowledged that chemistry, a necessary ingredient for love, is elusive, and probably requires more exploration than is possible from tapes, letters and brief encounters.

So, why not concentrate on the travel portion of Richard's search for now?

I'll start.

Two "less than perfect instances" come to mind.

I was one or two days into a leisurely vacation in Puerta Vallarta with two friends. It was after dark, and we were crossing a bridge single file when I felt someone take hold of my purse. I held on with all my might, to no avail. My friends told me later that I bellowed a sound that came out like a gutteral roar as I took off running in pursuit of the purse snatcher and my belongings. As I ran in the dark on a cobblestone street wearing three inch backless sandals and shouting "polica, polica", I attracted a lot of attention. Lights flickered on and many people joined in the search. At some point, the assailant dropped my purse, after first removing my billfold and my comestic case, which I assume he thought might contain jewelry. I cancelled my credit cards, made a police report and finished a wonderful vacation utilizing the funds I had stashed in the hotel safe. One of my friends, a different "color season" from me, shared her makeup. I was glad to get my purse back, but in retrospect, I realize I reacted. I did not think. What I did was dangerous.

Another dangerous situation I found myself in was totally different in nature. I received a call from a friend who at that time (before a hurricane set the boat ashore) owned a 50 ft sailboat he had moored in St Thomas in the Carribean. He and a buddy had planned to take the boat to some of the lower islands. But, the buddy injured his back and had returned to the states. Would I come to St Thomas and take the voyage with him? I had been on the boat before. She was a real beauty. And, this was a fabulous adventure. I determined I could get someone to cover my business for me, and I was on my way.

A couple of things I learned, again in retrospect. My friend was an accomplished sailor, but he did not have "open water" experience. The buddy had a global positioning device, but he took it home with him.

When we set out from St Thomas, we knew that most people making the trek would leave late afternoon, travel all night, arriving at their destination at dawn.

It did not not seem unreasonable to us to assume we could do the reverse. We set out at dawn under power (motor, not sail), anticipating arriving at our destination before dark. As the day progressed, we did not see any other boats. Dusk was approaching, and we did not know where we were. Then we saw a light. It was not in the direction we were headed, but it was the only indication of life we had seen all day. We decided perhaps we were off coarse, and headed for the light.

Those of you who have been at sea will know what we learned. Like sound, light also travels far across the water. We had been headed toward the light for some time, and daylight was fading. We both were feeling somewhat uneasy, but I commented to my friend that as long as we had the protection of this big beautiful boat under us, as oppossed to being adrift in the dingy all sailboats drag behind them, I was fine.

Shortly after I made that comment, my friend, having observed what I later learned was steam emitting from the engine room, excused himself and went below. He shouted up an expletive--this man who had never before sworn in my presence--Oh f---! The engine room is taking on water and we are going to sink!

I went below, and discovered the engine room was flooded, with water waist high, thus creating the steam my friend had observed. I stood in the passageway, taking it all in.

My friend said to me, "I don't think you realize the seriousness of this.
We are taking on water and we are going to sink."

I replied, "Yes. I can see that. Would you feel better if I panicked?"

After a brief discussion, we determined the best plan of action was for both of us to bail. And, we did!

Once the water was bailed from the engine room, I prepared emergency supplies to be thrown into the dingy "just in case". Then I had a few moments to reflect. Remember that I had not originally planned to be on this trip. I had planned to attend the theater that night, and had given my ticket to a friend. I sat on the boat thinking, "My friends are going to the theater, and I am going to die." After that, I took a dramanine and applied a fresh sea sickness patch (I have a slight tendancy to motion sickness and wanted to be prepared for open sea), and unaccustomed to anything stronger than aspirin, I promptly konked out.

The next morning I awoke to find my friend was checking his charts. We had ended up at an uninhabited island called Sombero Island. The lights we saw were beacons for boats. We had floated adrift all night, in one of the few areas not surrounded by rocks and reefs. Someone was watching out for us.

I was still excited to continue our voyage to our original destination. However, it was not my boat. And, my friend at that point just wanted to get his boat back to familiar waters.

So, we began the return journey. This time we were under sail, not power. And this time, I was at the helm. You will recall which of us had the dramanine and the patch. My friend was feeling both tired and woozy. My only navigation instrument was a compass, and any little wave could throw that guidance into question.

By the end of the day, homeward bound, we still had not seen any sign of life. That uneasy feeling in the pit of our stomachs was beginning to return to both of us.

Finally we saw another boat. It was sailing toward us, and looked like it was held together with spit and chewing gum. I looked at my friend and said, "What do you think? Do you think there are still pirates in the Carribbean?" We decided to chance human contact--and as they sailed one way and we another, we shouted, "Which way to Tortilla?"

I'm here to tell the story, so of course we made it home.

But not before we had a couple more adventures in the harbor of Tortilla. When we arrived there, it was after dark--not a good time for any boat in unfamiliar waters.Both my friend and I saw a large rock in the middle of the bay, so we navigated close to shore to miss it, aware that the shores themselves harbored treacherous rocks. We found a spot and anchored.

The next morning we discovered two things. First, we had somehow found the only spot suitable to anchor--everything else was jagged rock. And, second, the rock we had both seen the night before was an illusion. We had navigated away from a danger that didn't exist, putting ourselves in japordy with real rocks near the shore. Someone was watching out for us.

And, one final thing. As we left our anchor in the bay and headed for Tortilla, our dingy broke loose. The rope connecting it to the boat had been new when we set out, but the beating it took from the ocean snapped the line. I was at the helm when my friend jumped from the big boat into the dingy and reattached.

My friend from that trip and I are still great friends.

And to this day, I still have never returned from any trip anywhere when I have not remembered more things that went right than things that went wrong.

In summary, I have never yet been on a bad trip.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8:55:25 PM  

Ladies,and Richard, good evening.
May I step in here and offer a little info that will be helpful.

Being that we are talking about the town in which I live and have lived here all my life I will share some good money savings suggestions.
We have 2 airports, OHare (ORD) and Midway (MDW) .Even though they don't look like they have a lot of differance in miles their locations are exact opposites and the mileage given is expressway. If you are booking any flight's and have a choice of airports, use Midway. It is the one that is logisticlly better for where you want to end up.
Taking an "EL" may prove difficult for some the ladies especially if your not use to traveling that way(it could be intimidating. Those who use it from the airport are usually people who live here) You may also have difficulties in getting to the station from the airport. Once you are in the Downtown area you still will need a taxi to get to the hotel.I can understand the inticement to use it because of it's price. See if you can find a way to share a taxi with someone from the group. I would say that the shuttle buses are an excellant mode.
If I am able to shift my commitment's in Albuquerque I will be here and am offering to pick up anyone from the airport's that I can. It will not be an inconvience but fun, so please feel free. I would be happy to help ya all save some bucks!This way you'll have more money for fun and shopping! For those of you wondering about renting a car I wouldn't advise it. Where you will be located has so much around it and also our public transportation is top notch and taxi's abound and can be shared. Unless you know the city and how to get around here and our expressway's you could be getting in over your head. Besides, parking is not CHEAP. Even the parking meter's in this area are 25 cents for 15 minutes.Plus there are plenty of things you'll be able to walk to.
You are right near our fabulous Art Institute (my alma mater)
the new Millinium Park and sooooooooo much more.
The wonderful MAG MILE of shopping will be a bit north of the hotel, but all you have to do is jump a bus right across the street from the hotel (#155) and you'll be there in 10 minutes. There will be Water Tower Place, tooooooons of shops, right down from there is Bloomys, Saks, Nieman's,and tons and tons of Boutique's.
And ohhhhhhh the resturants. There are quite a few (bunches) up and around where you'll be , but to see the real Chicago and all it's fabulous eateries you'll need to venture off the area where you'll be staying. Again, for anyone interested, I'd love to be your guide. Maybe we could get a bunch together and plan something. Name a nationality and we've got a resturant for them. In any price range you like and their all good. Greek Town is not too far also,and is grest fun. (I speak the language) and we've got Little Italy too, (oops, I speak the language too)
Richard and Joe, how about it ? Also, please do not think for one moment that I am trying to take away from any of your event's, no way. I would just like to offer myself as the eyes/ears of Chicago. Just that, no hidden agenda, I've been on the blog from the beginning and have not sent in a video so there would not be any conflicts in that respect.
I'm just a Chicagoan who loves her city and knows it well.
I would be attending purely to meet all the wonderful ladies that I have made connections with and meet many more.
At any rate, please, bloggetts and RR feel free in allowing me to assist in any way you need.

Caio for now and loking forward to meeting everyone, :D

PS I know where the good jazz clubs are too !

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:02:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

WOW CHI_TOWN great info. you make me wanna go just for a persanal tour.I've only been to your city once and never got past the airport.All should be very happy for your offer...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:24:39 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Richard Once again, time to say g'nite. Since the best info I have tells me you will soon be narrowing your quest down to a preliminay 12 girls I want to continue to assure you that I would be thrilled to be one of them!
I'm sure you will be going into overload with the new group of wonderful ladies that you have yet to meet. I hope you feel some sparks...and I like to think we shared a spark or two that will remain in your thoughts.
sweet dreams, Prrrrrrr

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:40:45 PM  
carol said...

Carol in Phoenix said.....
Hope everyone has a wonderful time in Chicago. After enjoying the weekend in MB, I would again like to be part of the excitement and energy that you will all enjoy on this adventure. Hopefully all of you attending Chicago will find the enthusiasm and friendships grow day by day with so many fantastic women in attendance... wish I could be there. Richard don't pay attention to people trying to rain on "everyone's" parade. You have been honest, sincere and upfront to all concerned and this adventure is supposed to be about fun for all of us. I agree with linda in tuscon---tell anonmymous (supposed lawyer) to "go away."

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:41:58 PM  
curlyinVancouver said...

Chi-Town Girl, how very kind. Thanks for all the info. Jazz.....Yeah!
I'd like to try the EL, then again, if you're offering to pick up at the airport..
I haven't even decided if I'm coming yet.

Linda....I like your style. Believe!


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:43:54 PM  
willemina said...

safari soul;
You win hands down!!! That's the best travel story I've heard so far. WOW!!!

You sound so cute! You can give Richard a big hug from me :)Have a wonderful time in Chicago...

la dolce vida;
I'm sure your travel tips are greatly appreciated by everyone who plans on travelling to Chicago. That was very nice of you and I'm sure that your information will make a lot of ladies more comfortable with their travel plans to the big city. I have never been to Chicago but after reading your comments, I want to see your beautiful city too!! boo hoo...

Michelle/nutty mermaid;
I enjoyed meeting you in MB. Didn't realize you were going to Chicago also. Have a great time. Lucky you to be meeting so many more wonderful ladies...and Richard again!

Hello Marty;
Thank you for allowing me to join you for breakfast on Sunday morning in MB. I truly enjoyed meeting you...

Okay everyone who asked, here's my opinion on whether you should go to Chicago...I say, YES... You will always wonder "what if" if you don't go. You only live once and if this is something you truly believe in, go for it!!! Trust your instincts.

I can't say that I am in love with Richard Roe but I am in "like" with him. I would love to have the chance to get to know him better. He has ignited a spark in many of us and we want to see where this will lead. Will I be disappointed if I'm not one of the twelve chosen? You bet, but I won't be devastated because I am very happy with who I am and I know there is someone special out there for me. Maybe it's Richard and maybe not, but at least I gave it a shot.

Hugs to all and good night everyone

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:06:07 PM  
sunni said...

OK Safari Girl,
here's a short story

I went to Nepal a few years
back to trek around the Anna-
purna's with my ex. It's a 25
day trek through the most
spectacular mountains, the Himalyas
west of Everest. At the beginning of our
trip we spent a few days in Kathmandu to
stock supplies and see the temples.
I hid our money, travelers checks etc.
so that they wouldn't be stolen.
...no room safes in third world hotels!!

Well, the next morning I couldn't find
any of our funds...we had enough to get on
the trail...barely, in Nepal you can trek for
25 days and spend less than $50. So we
weren't in any financial straits. But I was
upset with myself for allowing it to be
stolen.I should have had it in a money
belt !!!!
We went on our trek as planned and
fourteen days later, as we were nearing
the 18,500' pass, close to Tibet, we had to
camp out at 16,000'. It was our coldest camp
and out came all our down clothing, and
long underwear. As I was putting every last
bit of clothing on to stay warm, I slipped
my foot into the down booty I had brought
just for this cold night. My toes jammed into
hard wad of paper. I pulled it out and there
was the missing money and traveler's checks.

I was screaming so loud, it practically
echoed over the pass..of course there wasn't
anywhere to spend it for the next 14 days...
but at least I didn't feel like such a fool
for losing it, only foolish, forgetting where
I had hidden it.

Now it's my favorite hiding place!!!!
(but I still wear a money belt.)


Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:34:27 PM  
dragonflyfille said...

to LYNDA; you know what we say here in Canada Just Deux It!, eh..go for the gusto, what have you got to lose, but a few hours sleep with the time change...and you can get away from all the smog caused by the Burns Bog burning...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:49:13 PM  
dragonflyfille said...

oh sorry Lynda, i meant my first note for CURLY inVancouver...is tha Vanc.WA or Vanc.BC (too much to read so late at night!)..i probably won't be there, so Curly, don't let our side down, show them what Vanc. woman are made of..and have a super time..or is Lynda CURLY..oh man, i'm so confused...

ref ANON's post, and the lawyer's letter, all i can say is "oh brother!", we have become so litigious, life is getting dangerous and expensive!!! was it George Harrison who wrote a song called "the Sue Me Sue You Blues"??? you should listen to the it...i agree some people need to "get a life...please..and let others get on with theirs...life is full of risks and if you don't want to deal with unpleasantness just stay in your little mousehole...and besides, Oprah would not have anything to do with anything petty and vendictive, so don't waste her time...here's a quote from the author of Jonathan L. Seagull: "Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world - even if what is published is not true."
oh you are so cute and zany LINDA in tucson...if i were coming i would not mind sharing a room with you..oh, you meant you would share RR!! ops...

what's that little trash can doing at the bottom of my message??

well, time for bed...in spite of the negative legal rubbish, it's been fun reading the blog this evening - 'nite all
sincerely, and with hugs and kisses, pj
:-definitely not wanting to be associated with ANON. whoever that may be!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:42:15 AM  
dragonflyfille said...

DREAMWEAVER: thanks for the reply. i shall have to try to find a copy of Pop & Me to see for myself. (knowledge is experiential, dontchknow..) I had not heard of it until now. I'm new at this bloging thing so it is taking ages for me to assimilate all this info. Well, i hope you get to meet RR (the Rolse Royce of Gentlemen?? - I an SO into cars i can't help myself..) but can someone PLEASE tell me why there is a little trash can at the end of my entries??? hugs, etc, pj

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:58:18 AM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Richard and Ladies: So I guess I am being paranoid, but since I am the only one I know of on this site who has mentioned lawyers and Oprah, etc...Don't even think I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN THE ANON POST!! Just to let you all know...while I may have been a 'muckraker' in my time I was ALWAYS upfront with my identity...Just saying this for anyone who doesn't know me, lol...
And, while I don't consider myself a great writer I like to think I could have done a better job than anon did...That is off my chest, and I can now sleep, lol..
Chicago is a FABULOUS city, and my secret angels tell me that Richard is more than meets the eye...So, GO4IT!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:20:02 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard, Joe and the Lovely Ladies,

The Top Five Reasons I Would Never Bungee Jump!

5. I think of better ways for rubber to be used(or whatever is used for bungee jumping)

4. It's still embarrassing to pee your pants even if you are hanging upside down!

3. The only bouncing I care to do is in bed with my lover....lol

2. The only store in town is sold out of motion sickness patches and dramimine.

I would be screaming so loud and at such a high pitch that I would lose both my hearing and my voice thus there goes my grand and glorious career as an opera singer!

Now the above would probably be the worst thing that could ever happen to me on a trip. I suppose getting bit by a camel or falling into some quicksand might be worse.

I'm so happy to hear that the hotel has been found for the Chicago event. Just know that anyone named "Anonymous" would not be able to make hotel reservations or use a credit card. So all those "A's" who think they can live anonymously in this small world of ours better come up with a name soon, if they are going to Chicago anyway....lol.

Oprah has a new book out entitled
"Living Your Best Life" which is made up of the best articles on every subject from her "O" magazine. All the proceeds from the book go to her Angel Network.
It would be really cool if Oprah does have any part of the SB Chicago event and sells her book there....hmmm......

I too am looking forward to Richard's decision on the 12 and then on the 6. I would love to see at least one of us from the Blog get to be among those finalists. Of course I would love to be one of the lucky ladies. I wouldn't be doing all this writing, entertaining, praying, prepping physically and emotionally if I didn't want to be chosen. My friends have counseled me well in not letting my life hang while all of this is going on with our SB. If I don't get to go I would love to hear Richard's comments on the materials I sent in.

No matter how all of this turns out, it's been a hell of a ride getting to meet all the wonderful women, having the opportunity to sing for Richard and the Ladies in MB, and truthfully, to have my self esteem boosted big time. For all of the above I am eternally grateful....:)

When you're smiling...:)
When you're smiling...:)
The whole world smiles with you..:)))

Keep your chin up ladies and leave the rest to the industrial strength underwear sold daily in shops everywhere......

Lots of laughs,

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:24:23 AM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Lois-Another Insomnic!! Call me, lol!
Just One More Note To All:
I have to come clean on something...Before I knew all of you AMAZING women I actually E-mailed Richard a warning....I don't if he remembers, but I told him 'be careful..If anyone gives up a good job because they think they might go on the trip, you might be sued, and if you say anything that sounds like a promise to anyone special, you could be sued' etc, etc, because after all I went to law school..In law school we only read about cases that go to court, which inherently means someone was UNHAPPY! As long as there are lawyers, anyone can find someone who will sue over anything!! All of you know that! Anyway, in law school you learn to see each side, so when I didn't know all of you I worried about Richard getting sued by you and then when I met you I worried you might get hurt, etc. etc..No I am not yet a lawyer, but in my body beats the heart of an advocate...And, I care...and, I can see both sides..But I am not so cowardly that I would post what has been attributed to some lawyer on behalf of a client...Anyway, I want everyone to be happy and have a WONDERFUL TIME IN CHICAGO!! And, I DARE anon to have the balls, yes I said balls, to answer this! Sorry, I am already on the 'naughty mat'...
Enough Already!,

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:43:32 AM  
Yvonne Ortiz said...

Aloha Pet,

I am from Honolulu,HI and want to thank.. all of you lovely Ladies for the great information about Chicago...I"m excited and hoping to share a room..so email me at Alohapetexcursions.com
Looking forward to meeting all of you..
Mahalo, Yvonne

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:56:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

I got several emails from Richard. For a while I thought I was special because he wrote to me. Then when I said something he didn't like I got a a pretty nasty email from him. He has a pretty big god complex. Be careful what you're getting into girls. I'd like to know who the anon is. I'd go on Oprah. I am not going to sign my name because I know how scathing Richard can be and he still has my email and my video.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:53:45 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

ANON 4:07:38 9/13 As a lawyer, you should know better. Your statements are libelous and your letter to Oprah; slander. YOU are making false claim that any women have been rejected. At this point, no selections have been made and no one is out of the running.
A waiver on returned materials was clearly stated in the Senior Bachelor Search entry instructions. No one gets any materials back and we have all known that from day one. The Senior bachelor staff is overwhelmed with processing entries and material return requests are not only untimely but rude, ill-conceived and completely unnecessary. As for your discontent and objection toward what goes in or doesn’t go in the blogger—This blogger is not an open forum review or critique of Mr. Roe, and certainly not a place to attack him. It is generally a celebration of him and his ideas for romance. He is a wonderful, generous man and I for one, would like to be more like him and emulate the qualities of his person. This is not a newspaper with widespread public vesture. THIS IS THE INTERNET and you are apparently not aware of the difference between a newspaper and the internet. He can delete EVERY negative comment if he likes but as you see, being open minded and up for response, he chooses not to! Richard has my permission to edit me as little or as much as he wills. Frankly, I wish the site administrator would create a thread that separates the negative entries from our blogger.

YOU have given us NO proof as to your claims; not one ounce of evidence. I would love to see the evidence. Click on my name and em me the evidence. Why don’t you just make your own website if your objective is to muckrake? And while you are at it why don’t you protest abortion, go sell aluminum foil hats and file a repeal of the 19th amendment, get us back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant where we belong. . .! Your attempt to sabotage this amazing, exciting and precedent event will have little affect, I’m sure but I’m still trying very hard not to call you an ape and a jackass because I only do that when I am really mad and I don’t want to forfeit my “Lady” status so recently bestowed on me. You’re an ape and a jackass . . .OH NO I called you an ape and a jackass! Surely I am not stooping to name calling? I sincerely apologize. But you are still an ape and a jackass. Oh Great ZUESS, to hell with lady status: “ Ape. . .Jackass.” There. . . you have made me mad, own it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:55:12 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Hey Lady Base Camp, you go girl!!
I tell you, I find some of these negative comments amusing because it raises the tail feathers of so many of us and it's fun reading the group's responses. You have got me giggling over and over again. I love it, "Apes and jackasses" To everyone, keep up the great responses. Who all is trying to make Chicago, so if I get there I can put some faces with the bloggers? Make it a great day everyone!! Michelle

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:02:07 AM  
EasyReader said...

Born To Travel - I have decided NOT to go to Chicago, but I would love to hook up while you are in Branson this weekend.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:17:31 AM  
peachie said...

Have you heard this cyber-world expression "Don't feed the trolls". By responding to the nergativity we are feeding it. Ignore! Ignore! Ignore!

Think about it---As long as someone gets a "rise" out of you, they have power over you. When you ignore, they have nothing to "feed" on.

These nergatives IMO have no intention of changing their minds no matter what defense we present, they're just loving the attention and will keep on trolling.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:48:14 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Born to travel (Pam)
I would love to room with you - I sent you an email at the address you listed. I get into Chicago very early so I will check in before you probably. I have a picture on Linda in Tuscan's site so just click there and you can find me. Look forward to chatting and making arranagements.
Take care
Paula in Florida

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:00:42 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning to Richard, Joe and Ladies!! Wow looks like things are rockin and rollin again!!
just a quick note here, I am home!! My trip to Clifornia was fast and wonderful, we took the horses to stables that are next to Sly Stallones old Ranch!! in Summerland, that is by Santa Barbara then on to San Diego, Beautiful! now here I am.

I don't know that I will be making the trip to Chicago, but wow, it sounds wonderful too!! (I will keep my fingers crossed that my destiny brings me)

and ladies, pay no attention to the anon's that are trying so hard to spoil your dream!
if they want to give up on their dream, that is their problem not yours, DREAM, AND DREAM BIG because you just never know whats gonna happen....

keep smiling~keep believing~dreams do come true, even if it is just to meet our new friends, and visit a place we have never been!

sending hugs out to all,
Have a Wonderful Day!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:04:39 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Success - I finally got an identity...test test YEAH!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:18:50 AM  
Merrymary said...

I think we all have little trash cans but they go away when we hit login and publish. Everyone I hope you have HAPPY WED. AND DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY. MM OKIE

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:18:51 AM  
Merrymary said...

Nope...Maybe just visable to us. Mine is still there. Seems like someone explained that. I'm gonna go buy my bubbles. 14 more days.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:22:50 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Chicago Update-All is well with the Palmer House, however their computers will not be ready until 7 am tomorrow morning (Thursday) for reservations. At 7 tomorrow morning, I will put on the blog the toll free number and the password for the $159 room rate, so please wait until then. Also a Newsletter will go out today with this information. I hope you can be there. Should be lots of fun as we are working on some exciting things!!! RR

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:35:11 AM  
Daughter of a Widower said...

Any tips on getting MY 70 year old, retired, widowed dad a date?

Carol (living in Europe but raised in Wisconsin)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:56:52 AM  
droma said...

Try your AARP card, often you get better discounts with it than with
AA A's

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:00:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

Will Chicago truly be the last meeting? It is really the worst time for me. I would have to be in 4 cities in 4 days yet I really want to meet all of you ladies. I am not the litigous Anon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:53:51 AM  

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