Wednesday, September 14, 2005


As of right now, you can make reservations at the Palmer House Hilton. The toll free number is 1-877-865-5321, and ask for the Senior Bachelor Rate. Joe and I are now working on some exciting events!! Best wishes, Richard Roe


connie said...

Ladies! I just called the chef at the Palmer and got the menu for your first Chicago Senior Bachelor meal:.

Salad: ‘Roe'maine lettuce
Pasta: Maca"roe"ni or "Roe"tini with sauciness of your choice
Entree: your choice of "Roe"tisserie peacock or St"roe"ganoff
Side: B"roe"chette of homeg"roe"wn car"roe"ts
Dessert" F'"roe"zen Rocky "Roe"d
Wine: "Roe"se

Bon appetit!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:00:01 AM  
Linda in Tucson said...

Yummie! Waaaaa...I wanna go!
I need volunteers to e-mail me pics to put on the NNBBSH site, although I'm sure Joe and Umberto will do a fabulous job!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:05:26 AM  
Linda in Tucson said...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:09:11 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Connie, No, this is not my sister Connie. That comment about the menu was really funny!! Richard Roe

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:16:06 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:27:35 AM  
Anonymous said...

Is Shad Roe on the menu as well.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:44:39 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Connie that would be the dancingirl You are so thinks you had that composed and ready for the new blog! Carol in Phoenix (from previous thread) Welcome to blogging, I don't think we've seen you here. I'm sure your stunning beauty made quite an impression on a certain someone in MB! NOT to stir up go girls!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:46:09 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hi RR and Ladies
I have booked a double room and hope to see you soon.

Born to Travel - if you would like to room with me please let me know and you would be all set. The double rooms have 2 bathrooms which is perfect when sharing.

Connie - too cute! Maybe we could work that menu in somewhere.
Chi-cago or Bust!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:59:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard, I am happy you posted the profile photo of yourself taken by Umberto (I think?) You have an absolutely magnificant Celtic profile. I am in AWE!!
From the ANONYMOUS, Lady Jayne

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:03:37 AM  
connie said...

To the Chicago bound-- you must really put the pressure on for Richard to wear his pink pants so, you too, can appreciate is uh...asset.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:10:18 AM  
sunni said...


You are too funny...I loved the
menu....but you forgot the
all important "Roe"m Service,
in case you can't make the
dinner!!! Serving "Roe" st beef
and ho"Roe"seradish...

OK that last was a bit of a stretch!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:15:55 AM  
Lois said...

If I hadn't already signed up for a biology course I would be joining you guys in Chicago! You gals look like a blast and we would have a lot of fun! Richard you are an fascinating man and I really appreciate your values!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:32:29 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello again, After reading the previous blog this morning, and after laughing my head off, I began to think about the memo from the infamous lawyer. First, no lawyer, with a brain just a little bit larger than a little green pea, would post such foolishness. However, Richard, I think you might want to take a few comments I am about make into consideration. Besides being very, very sad, this person is "Dejected". She perceived herself as leading the pack, getting a front row seat, and while trying to take over, she had her bubble burst. We all know that you have not rejected anyone, and she probably knows this, but she is, and I repeat, DEJECTED!! She could be dangerous!!
I have been single a long time, and in my city, I have seen these ruthlessly agressive women in action, and believe me, they are dangerous. I offer this advice in all good faith. I hope it is taken in this manner by all who read it. I am not trying to score any Brownie points!! I am not even in the running for the trips. I did not submit a video, and I am not going to Chicago. I have just become involved, and addicted to some extent, with this venture. It is all so NEW and really fun too watch as things unfold. "All the Best", ANONYMOUS, Lady Jayne

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:41:47 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

So glad we have the hotel details complete. I am really getting excited about going to Chicago! Will it be too early for foliage? My next door neighbor is trying to put the squeeze on me to run the Chicago Marathon with him but I ran two in 2004 with him (LA and NYC) and that is enough for me. As the lovely Mrs. Franklin says, "You Franklins are not born to run." But I hear the Chicago Marathon is a wonderful time.

Thanks to all of you for your offers of help with the Chicago Event. Just like Manhattan Beach, we want you to come and have a great, relaxing time with each other and with Richard and to enjoy Chicago.

We're working on plans for cocktails and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings where you can spend more time together and with Richard. Ann Williams, the General Manager of the Ayres Hotel, grew up in Chicago and suggested a river cruise. It can be sort of a trial run for the Senior Bachelor Cruise next summer! I hear they are quite fun and a great way to see the city. Let me know what you think and I'll get to work on it.

The Senior Bachelor Website will not be updated until later this evening with the hotel information so use the blog and the Newsletter which just went out for the info.

Oh, and Connie, I'd like "Roe"quefort dressing for my salad!


PS- I agree, let's not "feed" the anons with replies. More important things to do now. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:57:50 AM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Connie,
You're making me hungry....I can alsmost smell that wonderful A'ROE'MA...Yummy to the tummy. MM

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:43:44 AM  
Merrymary said...

Will Richard Roe, Roe, Roe the boat on the river cruise????I think that's not original but it fit.

Lois,Oper Lady...Guess who who will be in Tulsa Sat. night>>>>>No, not Richard but almost as good....Luciano Pavarotti. I don't get to go as I am in charge of decorations for the 1950-1959 High School reunion. My husband and I always had season tickets to the Tulsa Synphonia and enjoyed it so much. I would have loved to hear you sing. I wish you'd come to Chicago and sing for us. Mary in Tulsa P.S. Have you heard him do as duet with Celine???? Just awsome.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:51:44 AM  
b1ONNDE said...

Richard , this is something that brings joy to my heart. Lavalife seems to be the most successful dating site for Canadians as far as people my age (55). I tried this route a few times with nothing to work with (anybody interesting).
I don't know what has happened but there are actually older men
on there now.
I've had a real exciting week--3 dates in 3 days.
I believe that your Senior Rmance quest media has reached us seniors here in Canada. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:57:13 AM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blogg
or Bloggers and Blogettes

Hoorahh Chicago is all set, I loved MB and would love to go to Chicago, but I am going to be on a cruise - my first ever. Should be a lot different than sailing across oceans on a 60' sailboat.

If any of you are on the fence about going, just do it.

Connie you really started quite a roe-cuss (hey another new word)
Make it a great day - Love, Michelle

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:13:28 AM  
Ada said...

You gals are just so funny & you "roetate" so instead of RAH, Rah, ROE! ROE! to you all.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:27:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi y'all, from Texas! Just joined up. Your group sounds like a lot of fun, but I can't come to your recent function. Come to Houston (H-town), San Antonio (SA), or Austin (Go horns!) Anyone else from Texas out there?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:27:37 AM  
almastar said...

Did my last message go in ? Howdy. I'm from Texas. Anyone else from Texas out there? Can't make your recent function, but it sounds like tons of fun. "Can you get closer to me?" H-Town(Houston) is huge. SA (San Antonio) is unique! And Austin (Hook 'em Horns. Class of '82.) is close to the Hill Country and really laid back.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:32:23 AM  
yvonne in Honolulu said...

I just called the Palmer to book my reservation...Thank you ..Richard....Excellent choice..The staff that I spoked to were not only kind and very friendly...but have the "Aloha" spirit.. and also gave me the weather report. To all of the ladies who are not quite sure if you want to come to Chicago...Don't let your dream pass you by.....this is a once in a life time..To Connie..I really enjoyed your menu...It was "Roe"licious.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:33:17 AM  
dreamweaver said...

Aloha ROE/MANcin' Travellin' Man Richard:) Joe and the rest of the 'lone rangers' :)
Coincedence...Irish music playin' on the radio:) I have 'seen' the colour Green all day today, lookin' out of my office window in the clubhouse, my eyes scan the magnificent sprawling green lawns of the park, tranquil and peaceful sight, green is such a healing colour! Nice and informative Newsletter as usual, exciting time ahead in Chicago Chicago :)HOOROE and HOORAY for things are 'moovin' on uuuuuuuuuup to the eastside'.....;)
CONNIE: what have you started with the 'fish egg' ROE thingy happenin' hea on the blog? ;) I can just imagine how wonderful it would be to get into the 'giggling mode' I love to giggle and miss it so much as my Beloved Mother, Sister and I would get that giggling thing for hours, while my Dad sat stoic wondering what the h---l was goin' on with 'the girls'
Yee yaaa giddiyup fillies for the foot stompin' time ahead in CHI-TOWN...OPRAH COUNTRY ;)
Love and Light
'out of africa's'
Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:49:47 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Ladies, Richard and Joe,

I'm in love with all the "Roemance" happening here!!!
All of you going to Chicago, good for you !!! This whole Journey is the Dream of a lifetime so what a great way to celebrate it by going to Chicago and meeting the handsome, blue eyes into next week, enthusiastic, talkative, sincere, a great hugger, and all around good guy, HE'S DA MAN, RICHARD ROE!(Now I'm floating off of my soap

Connie Dancing Gal: I saw an awesome commercial last night on TV about a "smokeless" California with everyone blowing bubbles! There were people everywhere blowing bubbles instead of blowing smoke, I loved it and thought of you....:)

MerryMary: How cool that Tulsa is having a legend come to town in Lucianno Pavarotti!!! He'll be retiring I think next year so it's too bad you don't get to see him. I've never seen him in person but have watched him plenty of times on PBS.
Mary it would be fun to come to Chicago and sing but alas....
Perhaps there will be another singer there to take my spot in entertaining Richard and the Ladies. BUT there isn't a singer as SOPHISTICATED AND AS BAWDY AS THE OPERAWENCH!!! LOL

Coeurs et Fleurs Tutte Le Monde,

P.S. Is the other "Lois" posting from the Lois in Dana Point??? I'm glad that the Lois' in twain had a chance to meet at MB!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:33:06 PM  

To Joe..As far as foilage;?
Most times that time of the year is still stretching it. We have one of the most beautiful falls in the midwest, along with Wisconsin and Michigan.
One of the things that gives you a colorful fall is good rainfall in the summer. This years summer was HOT-HOT-HOT!, but I'm sure we won't dissapoint. It most likely won't have started yet. Here in Chicago our "SEASONS" don't go by what the calendar says, we do it our way. Today I was swimming in the pool sooooo, ya never know. You know what they say about the weather here in Chi-town, "if ya don't like it, stick around, it'll change in an hour" lol.
Seriously though, the time of year you'll be here will be fantastico!. Bring a jacket for evenings, an umbrella, "just in case", but probably won't need it.

Looks like I'm going to be able to re-arrange my dates and be here!! SOOOOOOO, don't forget my offers. Anyone wanting idea's for things to do on Fri. & Sat. eve. just give a holler. There is oodles and oodles. Most likely your going to have a hard time deciding .
OH, and for any of you shoppers, "have I got the discount/ outlet stores for you :D

Hello Paulainflorida..............
What's a relsationship recruiter?
Think I know, but don't want to make a mistake.

Heiresschild.........MAYA CULPA, sorry I hadn't seen your question regarding the translation of "la dolce vida", yes it means"the sweet life" and it always is. Better then the alternative I always say!

LADYBASECAMP..............I understand the desire for keeping everything upbeat, but your suggestion of only posting "positive" comments sounds a bit like "communism". I mean we are still living in a free society and I don't think anyone would believe that only people posting here would have just "good things to say" It would start to really make the ladies think that RR was a control freak.
I have to admit I was a bit surprised hearing that from you, I could be mistaken but didn't you say you work for a newspaper or something to that effect. What about "freedom of speech"

Well ladies later,


LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:02:41 PM  
gold&spice said...

...Connie the menue is great!
...Dreamweaver so sweet!
...All, enjoy Chicago!!!! I've been there for the Restaurant Show with my college class. Great Time, Navy pier awesome looking out over what looks like an ocean and knowing Canada is just there.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:07:18 PM  
Born To Travel said...

Paula in Florida - Do you have a room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings? If so we are a go! Let me know how I can get in touch with you so we can iron out the details. I will be gone for a while this evening - out with friends, but will check the blog when I return. I'm really getting excited. I think we will have a blast! Always... Pam in Missouri

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:22:04 PM  
honestgal said...

Sunni and Safarigirl: I really enjoy your travel tales. It really does change the flavor of the blog and takes us to a different time and place!

Lois: I share your thoughts about the bungee jump! When I watched 'pop and me', my palms sweated the ENTIRE time during the wait of the jump....even THINKING about the jump makes me nervous! Eeek!

I think the attitude of ignoring the negative stuff and moving on is the best attitude. Buying in to the stress, gives into the person who is offering the 'crap'. Mind over matter: it doesn't matter if you don't mind. There is too much more out there to explore and to enjoy.

Folks who HAVE to right suffer from self esteem problems. Psych 101. Let it go.

Did anyone have the chance to enjoy the American movie 'crash'? Great film based in LA about different people "crashing" about in relationships. It was hard to watch because of the prejudice and hard confrontations, but the karmic lessons were rather nicely made.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:29:09 PM  
Merrymary said...

Hi Richard and all you gals,
I get to deliver a hug to Richard for willemina and I would consider it my pleasure to start taking orders to do the same for anyone else that cannot attend the event. I consider myself an excellent hugger and since you are all so nice I'll do it for free. I can't wait ....We're gonna "Shake,Rattle and Roe"....Connie has really started something...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:30:38 PM  
Merrymary said...

P.S. Ar ri ve der chi "Richard Roe Ma" and girls that are ready to Rock and Roe In Chicago. I got my room but got a single as I am going to stay a week. See ya there.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:45:55 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

I got my share of the northern lights last night. The cranes are still croaking and flying in huge flocks numbering in the hundreds. It is definitely fall. Callmein: congrats to your bro on his implants! Lol Connie: I had the pleasure of instructing a 96 year old woman in my water aerobics class. She was wonderful. It’s so cool people are looking out for kids in airports and travel hubs—Parents tend to loose it in these places when the stress mounts. I had to intervene on an abusive parent once on the ferry—not fun. I ended up giving a lecture on breaking the circle of violence; (I could be killed for that in some closed countries) and taking her kid with me to give her respite and singing camp songs for 5 hours all the way to Valdez. . I don’t always feel that responsible. Wish I’d had some bubbles, lol. Trapeze person: I am interested in the troupe from San Francisco that does suspended performance art off the rock faces in Yosemite. Check them out it’s cool

Online dating is W-O-R-K and I hate it. I just stopped doing it several years ago because the reward did not measure up to the effort and with aging my libido is almost managable. The best advice I received was to look for men in you’re your field of interest. You will find men you can journey and be happy with. I am not interested in firefighters- they are my brothers and medics are far too linear and anal. It was aging climbers, men of science, world citizens, other theater professionals and men in the media arts and simply great literate men who raise my blood count and once I homed in on this I thought I was on my way. I began with the newspaper singles connection, searching for a brilliant beautiful man with a 130+ IQ. ( 2 brothers responded to see if they could combine their scores!) The newspaper took half the effort online connections consumed—but that section was dropped PROBABLY FOR LITIGUOUS REASONS! Online you have to sift through 200 loons, baby sitting jobs, ego wars and human WMD’s to get one good, safe potential connection and even then- they are likely 10 years too young. AND many of them have PHD’s in fabrication. Believe me I never let this discourage me and got the process down to a science but it still remained unsatisfying due to the limitations of the sites in streamlining connecting me with men and not my ability to judge. was by far the best program but more expensive than and totally annoying in their automatic renewal process. Loveaccess had a one time fee when I joined. LAVA had the best personal real time message system but it was charged like a phone call and was completely Canadiene – not that the Canada boys are lacking. HOME OF JIM CAREY! WILLIAM SHATNER (yummy) DONALD SUTHERLAND!!!! ( Yummy, jump and shout, breathless asphyxia and feint!) Peter Jennings, Michael J Fox, Matthew Perry, David Cronenberg, a ton of scientists and Gretsky the great one. could be a “human mall” of sorts if you wanted it to be but its presence is so much better used for entertainment and self improvement than romance and I choose to simply hang out there a couple times a week for perspective on world issues and to goof off. I am ashamed to say how hard I worked on my own search for love and how much time I wasted and what little came of it except for I learned a great deal and the most important thing I learned was that men are absolutely different. Every single one of them. They are amazing and wonderful. Beautiful mysterious creatures.
Richard, muchacho hermoso de la brisa del océano y de la arena del azúcar marrón. Mi mochila es listo. Yo estar a todo.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:09:31 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello Born to Travel
Okay then we are good to go girl! I have booked the 3 nights you mentioned and all you need to do is pack. I look forward to meeting you. I am trying to get my picture on the blog but having issues with that. My picture is on Linds in Tuscon's web site if you want to take a look. I looked at yours and you are fabulous! :)
See you soon!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:09:49 PM  
sunni said...

For safari soul and honestgal
and everyone else who enjoys a
ridiculous adventure you might
be glad you weren't on.

Tale #2

Several years back I was in Ecuador
after spending a week in the Galapagos,
(the most sublime place on the planet.
Darwin got it right!!!) My 'wasband' and I rented
an old Russian car, a Lada, and took off for
the Amazon basin, descending down maybe
5000' from Quito, to the roughest,
wild west towns of the oil drilling jungle.

We stayed in our car while going through the
towns, scared that we'd be robbed, but
enjoyed the magnificent scenery and jungle.
We were stopped once by gun toting mili-
tary, but waved on, after we couldn't
explain to him where we were going, because
neither of us spoke Spanish.

Our destination was a jungle lodge called
the Anaconda Lodge, downriver from a small
river town, Puyo, on the Rio Napo, a tributary
of the Amazon. Well, we parked our Lada,
left our suitcases in the trunk and hitched
a ride down river in a dug out canoe with a
huge outboard motor on the rear.

Three hours later we were dropped off at a
beach and waved good-bye. Up the river bank
we went to find our lodge...empty of all
inhabitants, just a circle of huts on stilts,
and a big quonset hut for a dining hall.

We threw our overnight bags into a hut,
hauled the propped up mattresses back onto
the floor and decided to was getting
dark...we had no choice...found a few bottles
of beer in the refridgerator and some crackers
and made ourselves at home. All that night we
heard drums off in the jungle, a big party
was happening without us!!!

The next day a young native showed up,
shocked to see us there but nice enough
to cook us some food. some delicious soup
made from mantioch, a local root vegetable.
then he left us and went back to his party.
A German couple showed up and staked a
claim to a hut on the other side of the circle
but otherwise we had little contact, as we
didn't speak german either.
We stayed for a couple of days,
the weather was perfect, the insects,( that's
another story) were huge, we never saw an
anaconda or were brave enough to venture
into the jungle in search of the party.

After 3 days we flagged down a boat going
back upstream. Got back to our car, every-
thing still intact, not even a hubcap missing
and continued on our journey... chalk one
up to the innocence and ignorance of youth!

Or just dumb luck!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:31:16 PM  
Forest Hills said...


I found these "words of wisdom" and thought I'd share:

A Bottle Of Wine

For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married, or wish you weren't married, this is something to smile about the next time you open a bottle of wine:

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride? With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

"What's in the bag?" asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine, I got it for my husband."

The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, "Good trade."


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:45:12 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

"Rock & Roe"!!!!!!

We're "In-there like swimwear"!!!!

I have my reservation at the Palmer House!!!!

Couldn't believe you picked this marvelous hotel!!!!!

I actually remembered the address 17 East Monroe (the corner of State Street and Monroe) from working downtown Chicago, 35 years ago.

When I was nineteen I worked on Michigan Avenue for Charlie Finley(C.O. Finley who owned the Oakland A's) and I have wanted to revisit that area for several years now.

I used to get ribbed majorly for my southern accent in the "Windy City", although that was the reason I landed the job in Finley's office.

Can't wait to see if calling a purse "a pocketbook" and pink pants "britches", still gets you alot of attention downtown

I will have to practice up on my

"I am just tickled pink"!!!

That means I am "way excited".

Love & Laughs from Carolina!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:50:27 PM  
peggy said...

Hi ladies my name is peggy and I am from Massachusetts, this is my first time on the blog and I am thinking of going to chicago. I could use the time to regroup and not to mention meet RR as well as meet some new friends. If anyone would like to share a room let me Know.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:06:32 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello all,
I am checking to see if my photo attempt worked! I am looking forward to meeting everyone in Chicago.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:30:16 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hey Paula in Floria you cutie! Only took us 1/2 a day to figure it out....jeez you are high maintenance! Ha ha

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:41:09 PM  
Merrymary said...

I enjoyed the travel tales immensely. Bill(my deceased hubby) and I flew to Cancun on a trip I won at the horse races from one of my losing bets. You put your name of the losing bets and dropped them in a barrel and American Airlines was the sposor that day. They drew me so I could go anywhere in Mexico for two people that they flew to and they paid for the hotel (a regular room) and even gave some spending money. We picked Cancun and were set up at the Fiesta Americano. When we got there the bell boy took us up to the room and left. Bill said something stinks. I went to take a shower and it overflowed...We called the desk and they sent the maintenance man and to make a long story short ...There were no more rooms. They were full. Bill did a little Richard(without the Pop and Me DVD) with the manager and we ended up in the VIP 3 story villa with every amenity. Wow, we were treated like royalty.....Guess Bill made them believe we were awfully important...or it could be because American Airlines was involved. Anyway, I too have never had a bad trip...just some unpleasant experiences that all worked out in the long many great memories.
What is it about the pink pants???????? They keep poping up on here.
I got the little wedding size favor bubbles at Wal- Mart. I hope I get to make some happy kids.
Lovinly,Mary B.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:43:49 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

CRUISE NEWSLETTER-The "regular" Newsletter was sent out about 4 hours ago, and the first Cruise Newsletter was just sent to the people who had signed up for it. If you would like to receive the Cuise Newsletter and did not sign up, the easiest thing is to e-mail me at and in the subject bar put Cruise Newsletter and I'll take care of it. RR

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:04:45 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hey G'friend (Linda in Tuscon)
But I am worth it!! :)
Thanks for your help and I would have just gone pictureless so now you are my hero!!
Wish you were coming to Chi- town I would treat you to some pizza!! ;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:07:00 PM  
leslie said...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:04:16 PM  
leslie said...

I am feeling so out of it! Those of us who went to MB had a marvelous time, but now it seems strange to read about everyone who's going to Chicago. I'm feeling a bit j.....s :( I know, I know - I shouldn't 'cuz I had my turn, but I just had such a great time, I'd love to repeat the event. Some day I'll get to go to Chicago - and other destinations. I sincerely wish everyone
the best of times. Anyone out there who went to MB and going to Chicago as well?

Connie Just home from school and loved your play on 'Roe' words!

Nutty Mermaid You 'roeing' to Chicago?

Operawench aka Lois How are ya, girl? I've got a photo for you, so get in touch, 'k?

Suzan aka Forest Hills Loved the story about the Navajo lady. Got me laughing after a headache-giving day with 9-year-olds.

It's hard for me to keep up now that school's in so don't think I've deserted you all. The job is NOT 9 to 3! Pray for me! :D

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:04:33 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Leslie I know what you mean about feeling that "j" word! I now realize how hard it may have been for those who didn't make MB to listen to us carry on. Let's just keep up the spirit here and hope those that had the first opportunity aren't forgotten when it comes to decision making time.
The weird thing we need to remember is that us bloggers are just a very small fraction of the ladies that count themselves in on this journey but I do hope that at least one of us is represented in the end.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:11:54 PM  
A Friend said...

Hail Caesar. Beware Brutus!!! You have a traitor in your camp.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:22:42 PM  
susieq said...

Count me in! I'm from Missouri. Been to Chicago once, can't wait to get there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:24:42 PM  
honestgal said...

It is September, not (the Ides of)March.

Ha ha.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:27:08 PM  
sunni said...

SUZAN aka forest hills I don't
know where you get your stories
but keep them coming....loved
the navajo woman wine story...
and the (not) married couple
sharing the room!!!!
Just tooooo hilarious!!!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:37:54 PM  
Merrymary said...

Welcome Peggy. I just started after the oprah rerun and feel like I know lots of new friends. It's been very interesting.
Cathy...Let's hope Master Richard Roe likes accents. I sound like Kate on the Real McCoys.
Suzan...funny joke....but I wouldn't have traded my Bill for all the wine in the world.
I'm gonna go get in a bubble bath and soak. MM

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:47:51 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Hello Everyone!!!!!I just created this Blog so I could tell Operawench LOIS "THANKS"!!!! It was also very nice to meet you...and thanks for asking about me..I feel special..Like I said to you,growing up the only other Lois' I met were elderly ladies...we are the new generation of Lois'....Just got home from the beach and found a new newsletter and decided to read the blogs...Glad I did....I love seeing my name in print:):)..For those of you ladies going to Chicago all I can say is that you are in for a real treat!!!! MB and meeting "him" was a delight!...Go for the Roe-bust of it all.....

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 5:49:01 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello RR & crew,
I want to thank "you" for planning the Chicago event at such an historic Chicago landmark. It will be a lasting memory for all attending and I have my reservation made. Glad to know that you hung in there until the right place was found. It will be worth it! I look forward to the memory...........and the Lake Michigan cruise sounds great. You won't believe how beautiful the Chicago skyline is at night! Truly Roe/mantic!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:14:04 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Merrymary and other widows of the Blog:

Gosh, I meant no disrespect to your Bill nor to the dear husbands of other bloggettes. I wanted to elicit a chuckle, that's all.

Sorry for your loss.



Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:14:36 PM  
susieq said...

Yvonne (From Hawaii) I tried to email you but something wasn't right about the address. I've reserved a room in Chicago. Do you want to share?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:22:09 PM  
PamelaD said...

Would anyone like to share a room?? I am neat...HEHE...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:35:03 PM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Sweet Suzan, I thought it was very funny. Believe me I've had others...Bill was my 3rd. I got married at 16,unmarried at 24...left #1 to marry his best friend, we got married 6 mo. later and we were married 11 years and it was pay back time. This time he left me to marry his ?Greek Godess from Ca. and that's when I married Bill and we were married 23 years. He died in 1999. A year later I married my old 5th grade sweetheart I went thru highschool with and we were married 3 years and our kids didn't get along,,,I tried to buy happiness buying RVs ,a new Boat, cruises, and many more things and we are still friends but life's too short to live with someone who you feel like just uses you. Now I've moved back to Tulsa where I left from 5 years ago. I'm very lucky tho. I got out while I could still live comfortably without working so I put my real estate licinse on the referral system where I used to work. Honestly, I loved the joke. If we can't enjoy life than what's our purpose??? I just did The Purpose Driven Life classes at church and I believe God wants us to be happy. I just feel like the woman at the well tho I've made so many wrong decissions. If I ever do get married again it has to be someone who loves me for me as I am. Wow,I talk too much. You are a sweetie and I love jokes. Keep "em coming........LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPSROULE...Mary Mobley(maiden name),Payne, Tyler,Bryan, Penquite and now I have legally gone back to Bryan XXXOOO

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:36:33 PM  
PamelaD said...

I want to be there...anyone want to share a room???

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:36:41 PM  
Born To Travel said...

Paula in Florida - Just made my plane reservations. I will be arriving in Chi-Town about 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Looking forward to meeting you and Richard and many wonderful new lady friends. Thanks for sharing your room. Your picture on the blog is FAB! Now I will work to get my picture on-line as well. I tried once and the URL(ULR, whatever)address was too long so I have to try another way. Thanks to Linda for posting the directions. We'll talk soon. Keep on blogging. Always... Pam in Missouri

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:36:45 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Welcome New Ladies to the Blog,

Always good to see new names coming forward on the blog. Don't be shy (yeah, right!) and keep blogging on. Ask questions and Richard, the Ladies or I will help you out.

paula in florida
yvonne in honolulu
peggy from MA

Welcome all!
(Apologies if I missed anyone.)

And, of course, a hearty hello to all the regulars! I'm a friend of Richard's and I'm here to make the Chicago Event as enjoyable as possible for all of you. Any special requests, please ask away and I and the Chicago-based members of the Senior Bachelor team will help make it happen.

Take care.


PS- Some of you have asked about the little trash can you see below your comments on the blog. They are only seen by you under the posts you have made using your blogger username. You can click on the trash can if you want to delete your own comment. Your comment will be replaced with "commment deleted. This post has been removed by the author." Just in case you have second thoughts about what you wrote. Please refrain from listing your email or telephone numbers in your comments because the blog is open on the Internet.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:40:02 PM  
Forest Hills said...


I really enjoyed the exchanges and anticipation among the other Bloggettes of this site, as well as the sisters of the, prior to the Manhattan Beach shindig - and I am enjoying reading the same joy of anticipation and thrill of everyone getting ready to travel to Chicago!

I want to confirm all that has been written before this: GO FOR IT!! If you have doubts, dispell them! If nothing more than meeting other very, very fine women like yourselves, you will be impressed with Richard. For whatever motivation, this has kept the interest of many, many fine women for six months and counting.

I've only been to Chicago once, for a family wedding, and know that everyone will have a grand time. Richard and Joe, and Stuart, will see to it that every possible detail has been addressed to please you.

I wish I were there with you, to meet the fine ladies I've communicated with, shared with, and who have supported me in times of my irrational, crazy times!

Keep up the blogging and HAVE FUN getting to know each other before the trip. Come on over to our "alternative" site, the to voice personal concerns, questions, seek answers not found here, learn how to post photos ... and much more! We're also planning alternative get-togethers for the future. The sooner you bond, the better it gets!

In the meantime, enjoy yourselves getting ready for CHICAGO!!


PS - BorntoTravel - Try shortening the name of your URL (right-click, Rename). It cana't be longer than 64 characters total. I had the same problem with a Crow once!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:40:12 PM  
Nancy in Ohio said...

Joe -
I agree with Chandra - the river cruise sounds like a great idea!

Bloggettes - I'm arriving at OHare airport at 1 PM on Thursday. Will any of you be arriving at around the same time? Perhaps we could meet and travel to the hotel together.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:40:36 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Sunni I loved the Sailboat story -- I know what it is like to have to scramble into a submersion suit when the engine room is knee deep in H2O
La Dolce Vida/ Chi town Girl : What I suggested was another "thread" for critique on this same blogger; not communism just separating the dirty laundry from the clean. I dont really have too much of a problem with the way it is though.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 6:52:39 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

:) There is definately a pleasure of a hot bubble bath and a candle at the end of a long working day and now I thought I would get one more giggle, to put a smile on my face before I went to bed. (I stained and sealed my hot tub deck for 7 hours and could I ever use a massage) Hey Richard, are you busy? I'll get rid of your pinched nerve if you get rid of my aching shoulders. :) Such a nice trade!!
I am soooo looking forward to the menu in Chicago. Hopefully it will be a taste of things to come!! :)
Especially if I'm one of the lucky 6. :).
So everyone I bid you pleasant dreams. Buona notte i miei amici!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:00:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Just a couple of quick questions...
If you've sent in a video but don't attend the parties do you still have a chance?
And when is the choice going to be made? I thought it was going to be made on the 16th, now I'm hearing a couple of weeks. How is that going to happen?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:21:32 PM  
yvonne in Honolulu said...

Aloha Susiq,

You can contact me (google) me at It will take you to my business and you can email me.. Yes! I would like to share a room with you.

I am looking forward to hearing from you & meeting a new friend.
Mahalo (Thank-you)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:25:58 PM  
JoeInMB said...


"If you've sent in a video but don't attend the parties do you still have a chance?"

Of course. Richard stated this in the August 16 Newsletter (check the Newsletter Archive on the Senior Bachelor website): "I have no plans to encourage, nor discourage, anybody from attending. Only you can and should make that decision. I would like to add that not attending any of these meetings will NOT decrease you chances of being on the Journey."

Next question: "And when is the choice going to be made? I thought it was going to be made on the 16th, now I'm hearing a couple of weeks."

The deadline for the submission of the requested materials is September 16th. Richard will need time to review all the submissions coming in these past weeks. Then, in early October he will be notifying the semi-finalists from which he will select the final Perfect Traveling Companions. For more details on the selection process, see the Senior Bachelor website near the bottom of the "Finding You" page at

Thanks for your questions.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:44:41 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hey Joe Since you're in a question anwering mode...are you up to clarifying something we chatted about in MB? You thought perhaps things would be narrowed down to 12 girls, who would spend some time at a resort somewhere (a week?) with some of the "panelists". Is that how the plan is unfolding?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:49:10 PM  
atlantachick said...

Hey Richard & Ladies,
I'm new to this and just read a bunch of messages. Whew! But fun.
I have a couple of questions. I read in one of the SB Newsletters there may be a gathering to meet RR in Atlanta. Has that been scratched? Also, I'm in my forties. Would I be wasting my time submitting a video? Thanks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:50:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

Connie: Loved the "menu".
To all the "lucky ladies" who are attending the BIG EVENT in Chicago: Have a great time, but try to "feel sorry" for those of us that can't get there!! We'd surely appreciate it. My trip to Italy begins this Sunday morning Yahoo!!
Ladybasecamp...I didn't realize you're a firefighter...did I miss this from so long ago. My son-in-law is one here in Anchorage and was previously a smoke jumper with BLM. I'm very proud of him.
Richard, good luck in the selection process.....what a gargantuan task awaits you'd like not having to narrow it down to just 6.
Ciao for now, Karla
Ciao, Karla

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:08:06 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Time to say G'nite Richard
Getting used to hearing that yet?
Sweet dreams :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:57:17 PM  
HeiressChild said...

honestgal, i did see the movie "crash." it's not one that i would have necessarily chosen to see, but it's what i ended up seeing. too much profanity for me, but it was definitely based on life - crashing relationships, and the prejudices people encounter on a day-to-day basis. it's not one i'll buy on dvd for my home though.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:33:59 PM  
safari soul said...

Hello Richard & Ladies,

For those of you gals who are looking for fellow Texans, add me to the roster. I was born on the Gulf coast in southern Texas and grew up there. I have lived away from Texas since I was 18, but I return at least once a year to play with friends of my childhood. You know what they say, "You can take the Texan out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the Texan." After I have taken my final breath, care to guess where my ashes will go? Well, actually it will be the beach, South Padre Island, but it will be a Texas beach.

Sunni, honestgal, merrymary and any others of you who have indicated you enjoy the idea of sharing our travel tales of woe, thanks for the encouragement. Sunni, you have been on some fantastic jaunts.

I'm looking forward to hearing more travel stories.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:37:15 PM  
ilene in Kansas said...

Hello to all of you fabulous women, Richard and company!! You all have entertained me for months and I can not resist joining in on the fun. Today I made my reservations for Chicago.

I would love to room share if there are others interested, I will be arriving on Wed. How do we make contact?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:45:20 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hi there Richard

It’s Day 12 of the massive response to Hurricane Katrina,this is a critical time.

Heres an update of the heroic work of the Disaster Animal Response Teams in New Orleans and Mississippi.

69% of folks in New Orleans were pet owners.

Relief teams continue to work against the clock in an all-out effort to save the animals left behind and stranded by the hurricane.

They now have upwards of 300 staff and volunteers on the ground.

5,000 animals have been rescued from rooftops, trees, and other harrowing circumstances, of them 1,000 are from Mississippi, more than 200 have been reunited with their families.

Many are found barely skin and bones, trembling with fright.

HSUS rescuers( Humain society of the United States ) are breaking down doors to enter homes of desperate pet owners, they are also facing floods and flames to bring these animals to safety.

Thousands of animals remain at risk,many trapped and suffering animals are slowly starving and wasting away as they wait to be rescued.

Wandering about confused and dazed,
they faithfuly wait for their families to return and save them from their hellish nightmare.

Please remember they have a comprehension level of that of a 2 year old child.

Won't you take a minute to view this slide show

Contact the National Disaster Animal Response Team ( web site ) ( email )

1-800-humane-1 ( phone )

Have a safe and wonderful day

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:45:28 PM  
soft_rain said...


Love is a secret magic shared between two people

Two souls entwined in the mystery of a devine wonder

The birth of an intence energy that sparkles and glows

Beaming forth with supreme power

Bursting through the windows of the soul

Flowing out and focusing its light and energy freely

Touching, surrounding, penetrating, intertwining

Giving of itself intensely, majestically, selflessly

Clinging to moments yet remaining whole

Though out eternity

Soft Rain

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:51:48 PM  
coach said...

Hi, SoftRain...I was so glad to see your post. Since Richard, too, has mentioned the horrors that are going on in LA, I felt compelled last week to mention the animals. I told you then that I was so glad to have the other organization's websites (other than the organization for which I was working), and I have been watching many organizations and people do amazing things to save those animals on the websites you gave me. I have had direct communication with one such best frined has been down there for a week now. She has amazing stories that I won't take up this blog to tell you. HOWEVER, there is show being aired on ANIMAL PLANET, that you and other animal lovers might like to watch. It is scheduled to air at 9pm ET and PT on Friday night. My friend, Hayden Hainsworth, was interviewed for this segment and I am hoping we will see her on the aired version. She sacrificed SO much to go down there, spent lots of money to buy equipment to take, and her plane fare..and she is now sick and coming home...we hope it is not serious. But she saved hundred of animals, including horses, cattle, dogs, cats, snakes, birds, iguanas, and even biting, crazed pit bulls and rottwilers. Thanks for mentioning it agin!! love, sharon

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:08:05 PM  
ADA said...

RED MARBLES - Babs Miller was bagging some early potatoes for me. I noticed a
>small boy,delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily
>apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas.

I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of
>fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.
>Pondering the peas, I couldn't help overhearing the conversation between
>Mr. Miller and the ragged boy next to me.

Hello Barry, how are you today?"

H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas, sure look g ood."

They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?"

Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time."

Good. Anything I can help you with?"

No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas."

Would you like to take some home?"

No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with."

Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?"

All I got's my prize marble here."

Is that right? Let me see it."

"Here 'tis. She's a dandy."

I can see that. Hmmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I
sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?"

Not zackley . but almost."

Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next
>trip this way let me look at that red marble."

Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller."

Mrs. Miller, w ho had been standing nearby, came over to help
>me. With a smile she said, "There are two other boys like him in our
>community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to
>bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever. When they
>come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he
>doesn't like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce
>for a green marble or an orange one, perhaps."

I left the stand smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A
>short time later I moved to Colorado but I never forgot the story of
>this man, the boys, and their bartering.

Several years went by, each more rapid that the previous one.
>Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho
>community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They
>were having his viewing that evening and knowing my friends wanted to
>go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell
>into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever
>words of comfort we could.

Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army
>uniform a nd the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white
>shirts ... all very professional looking.

They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by
>her husband's casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on
>the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket.

Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man
stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in t
he casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

Our turn came to meet Mrs Miller. I told her who I was and
mentioned the story she had told me about the marbles. With her eyes
glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.

Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you
>about.! They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim "traded"
>them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about colo r or
>size ... they came to pay their debt."

We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world," she confided,
"but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho."

With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband.
Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.

Moral: We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath.

Today .. I wish you a day of ordinary miracles .. ... A fresh pot of coffee you
didn't make yourself .. An unexpected phone call from an old friend . Green
stoplights on your way to work . The fastest line at the grocery store A good
sing-along song on the radio . Your keys right where you left them.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, An hour to
appreciate them, A day to love them, But an entire life to forget them.
Send this to the people you'll never forget. If you don't send
it to anyone, it means you are in too much of a hurry.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:12:53 PM  
safari soul said...

Hi Richard & Ladies,

I don't usually "double post", but I just read the blog from soft rain and went out to the hsus site. Thank you, soft rain, for bringing the site to our attention.

The video and photos of animal rescue, sad though the circumstances, made my heart sing with the warmth of the caring individuals involved.

Earlier today I had read a newspaper article complete with a very different kind of pictures. The story was about a woman hunter and her trophies. The photo of her posing proudly in front of the body of the beautiful giraffe she had just killed sickend my heart.

Without a doubt, the best trip I have ever experienced in all my travels was my trip to Kenya. The animals there are so beautiful, and to see them wild and free was thrilling. I have never been a fan of zoos, but Africa spoke to my soul.

As I think about it, some of my favorite travel experiences have involved animals--swimming with dolphins--being so close to a pod of Orchas (killer whales) that I put away my binoculars because they were giving me tunnel vision of what was a panaromic view.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:35:04 PM  
coach said...

O.K. LindainTucson and NuttyMermaid, and others on former blogs...I decided to try posting RR and me!! Yea, I did it!! What a chore. Linda, you are a master, now, changing your picture every few posts!! Wow, girl, you are HOT!

Thanks, safari soul, for your caring glad to see other animal lovers, too. BTW, soft rain, please go to my blog profile and Email me...would love to stay in contact about this and not bother others on the blog...and you, too, safari soul!!

ada, loved your marble story...brought me to tears. I guess I'm a little overly emotional these days, but it was truly one of the best "inspirational stories"--thanks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:11:48 PM  
Ada said...

For you Texans:

One should never ask if someone is from Texas. If they are, they'll tell you. If they're not, you don't want to hurt their feelings.
I love it & I'm not "Texish", presently I'm a Baltimoron.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:25:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

RR, Joe etc.:
Will there be other "Meets"? Asked this before but never got an answer. What did one have to do to be considered?
Only those that sent videos?
O.K. if they only go to "Meets"?
Only sent bios? I think I read that videos have priority. Is there a point system? Perhaps this is posted somewhere. Just tell me where to go. Pun intended

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:33:17 PM  
soft_rain said...

Good Morning

Severe Geomagnetic activity !

AURORA ALERT! A coronal mass ejection (CME) is racing toward Earth and it could spark a severe geomagnetic storm when it arrives--perhaps tonight (Sept. 14th and 15th). People everywhere should be alert for auroras.

If this incoming CME does hit Earth's magnetic field as hard as forecasters expect, auroras could appear in places where they are seldom seen: California, Arizona, Texas and elsewhere.

Pay attention to space weather conditions, they do effect the planet.

Sunspot 798/808 flared twice more yesterday, and at least one of the X-class
explosions propelled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth.

NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of severe geomagnetic activity when the CME
arrives--perhaps tonight,
Sept. 14-15.

Sky watchers at all latitude should be alert for auroras.

Observing tips:
Although auroras are sometimes bright enough to shine through city lights,
you'll see more from a dark-sky site in the countryside.

The best time to look is usually during the hours around local midnight.

nasa source


To Coach Sharon
Thank you for being an animal lover
your concern toches my heart.

To Hayden Hainsworth, Sharon's friend, I thank-you for all you have done for the helpless creatures left behind in the hellish caos, I admire your courage and generous soul.
I shall pray for your fast recovery.Please convey my gratitude to all your fellow rescuers.

To Safari, I thank you for showing concern for the plight of the animals still suffering.

To Ada, Sweet story, Thanks.

The level of humanity in a society can be measured by the way they treat their animals.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:36:18 PM  
Ada said...

Joe, Thanks for the welcome. It has been a pleasure coming on board. One problem: Is there a 12-step program? This is addicting. When the "search" is over will there be withdrawal symptoms for you guys?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:59:40 PM  
Ada said...

Joe, Thanks for the welcome. It has been a pleasure coming on board. One problem: Is there a 12-step program? This is addicting. When the "search" is over will there be withdrawal symptoms for you guys?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:59:47 PM  
sunni said...

Thank you ADA for the lovely father in law passed
away recently, he was like Mr.
Miller...generous, gentle, and
wealthy with love of friends.
Now I'll link those marbles with my
memory if's a wonderful image!

Safari Soul Glad you liked the stories..
I've been on some great adventures!!!!!!!
The scariest, most life threatening, on
SAIL BOATS....I'm happy to have
my feet on terra ferma these more
I also found Kenya incredibly magical,
The elephants so majestic!!!
My favorite moment was seeing a dung
beetle rolling his wad up the middle of the

Other favorite animal experiences:
Seeing a condor flying over Machu Picchu
like it was in the day of the Inca.

Spotting a cinnamon bear ambling along
on the rim of the Grand Canyon,
Unusual, as no bears had been seen in the
park in 40 years.

Heading out to see the Aurora!!!!

Thanks Soft Rain for the Aurora Alert!


Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:18:13 AM  
Mary R said...

Dearest Richard and all my wonderful new Lady Friends,

First off, Those that will be going to Chicago, HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME. That is my home town stomping grounds.(And the Palmer House basement Bakery/Cafe, Hope it is still there for you is where I received my first flower. I used to take art lessons at the Art Institute and go thete for breakfast. The head Baker gave me a real Gardinia when I was 14 years old. (Of course they are still my favorite flower.) You can do or find anything you want in Chicago. There are even V. Ball courts on the beach, for Richard's spare time (Ha Ha) And Ladies ***
If you happen to want to go to a singles dance: find a "Good Time Charlie" one. they are always at Upscale places and host around 500 singles per dance. Whiskey River is the best downtown Country dance place, if it is still open. I have not had play time in chicago since 1997. There are Wonderful Blues places and things stay open way into the morning. Bring walking shoes. In Chicago you can dress up as much as you like.

Now about my current mature FUN and ADVENTUREs . My life has hardly skipped a beat since the stair case at MB.

I think I already told you this Richard's age adult/child left MB for the waters at Mission Bay, a full day of kite flying on the coast, the S.D. Zoo and Balboa Park before returning home just long enough to get in Storm Center work and find out that some good friends were going West for a week of OPEN ROAD Touring and I could come along.

The picture shows me with them yesturday in Salt River Canyon.
Richard, these gentleman are 64, 65, 69, and 73. (All happily married in long term marriages and living life every day to it's fullest.) They have always treated me like a little sister cause I am usually the "Token" female in their much larger total group.
I think mature people have MORE FUN because we have different values and know the importance of TODAY. Facts are that you live longer if you share your life. As a last resort, even pets are better then NO ONE. I have a lot more to bring to 'someone's table' than a pet.

Last night we stayed in Gallop NM, known for it's Indian culture and crafts. This AM we were guest at Acoma Indian Reservation. Our guide and her family date back to before the Spanish battles. She has worked with all the movies filmed there. Her last celeberty, besides us, of course, was Tina Turner.
And again name dropping, Richard, She said That Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly had toured there. John Wayne put in the hard road for his movies.
Ladies, in the ACOMA TRIBE, the oldest female of each family OWNs EVERYTHING and rules ABSOLUTE! The single gentleman always ask ladies of they are the oldest daughter.

As I was motoring down Hiway 25 in the company of these wonderful gentlemen at some speeds in access of 75mph and wind gusting around 20mph, I couldn't help but know how blessed I am to be able to step out of my comfort box, to see and experience our own Back Yards. Yho knows what is next. ((I still have the unfilled dream of Horseback riding the morning and evening shores with my lover.))
What do my Children and Grandchildren really think about GrandMa Mary Rose. At least they don't say "Hello Dolly" when I walk in.

The neat part about this current trip is that I'm not exactly sure what/where we will be tomorrow. I heard dinner talk of another awsome mountain ride.
Tonight before 'landing' in Las Cruses, NM. we were on this wonderful winding country road watching the sun set reflecting off mountains and a lake. At one point, SO Many ducks took off from the lake in our direction that we had to slow down to avoid their low flight.

I do know that we will be going to a big over 1000's plus rally Friday and Sat.
Buck, @ 73, x Naval Commander and bike rider for probably 63 years, (Married 43 of them) has never been to a rally. at my age as well as his, We still can have many 1st times.

I am so glad to know that if I were to die tomorrow, My family will know I have had a wonderful time samlping life. ((I still sometimes get so frightened that all I can do is HANG ON and LIVE or DIE.)) Those are not my favorite time, just TRAINING. This trip is a "spoiler" because I am not doing it alone.

Gosh, I had better get to bed. They will be calling me around 5:30AM. Surprise, though, tonight after everyone was in, I went out and cleaned all the windshields. They have been doing mine.

Love and fun,
Mary Rose

Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:01:26 AM  
Mary R said...

PS from Mary Rose, Just had to tell the new Bloggers to hang on to your dreams. Anything is possible. The orrigional group know that I had NO NO NO cycle riding experience before I bought this Honda 600 automatic Scooter last July 16,2004. As I pulled out of my drive packed for a week adventure the speedometer read 7501 miles. And I am not nor never will be a Motorcycle MAMA. If I can and am doing it, anyone can do anything they really want to. Just continue to breath and Hang on till you get stronger or get help.
And I will probably always like to write but am a bad typist. No spell ck here.

Good night till next we meet.
Mary Rose

Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:17:27 AM  
Operawench said...

Hello Dana Point Lois!
I'm glad you took a look at the Blog today and posted a note. You are correct in that most of the Lois' we have met are older than us. I can count on one hand the Lois' I've met that were younger than me. Lois we'll have to get together sometime since you live so close to me....:)

Ladies, if you meet a Lois at the Chicago SB event then you will be in rare company! There aren't that many Lois' around. Speaking of Chicago, what an event you will have there!!! A boat cruise sounds so awesome!! I'm happy to see the comraderie already starting with those of you that are going. This is one trip you will always cherish no matter if you end up on the Journey with Richard or not. It's just so neat to meet ladies that are somewhat in the same place in life. Ladies that are intelligent, wise, and fun fun fun. No fuddy duddys or Wimps allowed

Soft Rain, thank you for mentioning the animals of Katrina again. I mentioned to some of the ladies at MB that I was going to keep track of my expenditures during that weekend and donate the same amount that I had spent to the victims of Katrina, human and animal. I sent those contributions last week, one to the hsus. I hug my dog a lot more now.....
My suggestion would be to the ladies going to Chicago that if you haven't donated to the Katrina relief effort and are wondering how much to give, perhaps keep track of your Chicago expenses and donate that amount to the relief organization of your choice.

Thank you Ada for that lovely "marble" story. We can all hope that our lives do count for something here on earth, and that people will be blessed because of something we did or said.

To Anonymous who posted last night,I'm somewhat of a night owl so I'm probably the only one still up that could answer your question.
First of all if you are going to join Richard's search you have to send in a 3 min. video, recent photo, printed bio, and a self addressed stamped envelope. THE ONLY THING ANON IS THAT YOU BETTER DO THIS WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND THEN FED EX IT OVERNIGHT. THE CUTOFF DATE FOR SUBMISSION IS THIS FRIDAY THE 16TH!!! MEANING IT HAS TO BE POSTMARKED BY THE 16TH!!!
I believe only those who have sent in videos along with the other materials will be considered in Richard's search for a traveling partner. There is no point system that Richard is using that I know of(this isn't the He has a lot of submitted materials still to look through. Richard will make his decision like Joe mentioned earlier sometime in October when he has looked through all the submitted materials. I believe there have been over 1000 women that have sent in materials....uf duh!!! The man has his work cut out for him!
Anon, and any other new blogger, the best way to get to know what is going on here is to read this whole website, including all the past blogs and newsletters. There is a lot of info to be found on this site about Richard the man and about the Journey he is undertaking.

Best wishes,
(disclaimer: I don't pretend to be a 'know it all' but I love this process and hope I've given out the correct information...)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:28:39 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Almost a harvest moon tonight and and 3 hours and 2 min past my bedtime. Soft rain TY for the aurora info. My grandaughter’s name is Aurora and her mother’s; my daughter’s name is Bleu Moon.
In the 80’s I married into big game hunting and I am glad that not everybody does it because wildlife management has a finite resource. I’ve seen the seedy side of it and the glory of hunting as it should be such as promoted by Safari Club International. I have killed so many animals in my life I would think if karma existed, I have HUGE and very BAD BEAR KARMA! It would serve me right to get eaten though I have always been conscientious about wanton waste laws and ethics. My senses are really hyper in the woods. I am glad so many of you care for and respect animal life. I do so more now than when I was younger and I apologize for all the dead animals in my photos, Richard. I no longer hunt regularly as a matter of course or survival. My favorite hunting was fall pigeon hunting from the ridges of coastal Oregon, some wonderful tasty feeds.
Karla, that is so cool about your son in law. I have probably seen his bunker gear hanging in the departments I always visit when in anchor town. The hotshot teams are sorely needed as you know by personal experience! My rescue 1 captain goes smoke jumping on big fires every summer with USFS. They do a good job. has a bad review of Pop & Me observing Richard as a tyrant with his son which perked my red flags. I can not watch Pop & Me at this point to make judgment because I know I would fall in love all by myself = big red flags for my sanity. I am already in EXTREME like. Having met Alpha Male I would say it is his team leadership and not tyranny that gives him his grounding in position of control. A leader is strong, directive and demanding, a tyrant is myopic, disregarding of his/her charge’s needs and CRUEL. I know that out of my inability to communicate and manage I occasionally answered my children’s ‘why can’t we’s’ with “Because I am the Empress of the Universe and I say so.” I actually got nicknamed “Captain” by one of my daughter’s boyfriends because even though my family operates on a premise of democracy I am good at team leadership and fill that duty if there is no one of better choice to do so, someone I can respectfully follow. Depending on the issue we actually share that role now that my children are grown and have incredible mental gifts and insights of their own and I don’t have to worry about them trying to stay out all night or wearing fashion challenged hooker shoes so ugly I have to hide them from my sight- you know the ones; platforms as big as cinder blocks and side panel cutouts, thigh high with big stupid faux leather bows, true WMD’s even a clown hooker wouldn’t wear outside the Barnum and Bailey Circus tent.

Beginning tomorrow, Thurs. I will have a live, real time, voice chat room on (PALTALK is free download) where we can chat live for one hour during the hour of 2 and 3 p.m. PST, weekdays only. IT is called AMERICAN HAREM ACADEMY, (tongue in cheek girls, don’t freak out!) in the social issues section, the password will be 5050 if I have to use one, for now it will be open, no password. You can personal message me (PM) to my nic Passion of the Crust. Beginning topic was going to be “Taking a Sauna” but I haven’t done enough research yet, lol. So the beginning topic will be Online dating and anything anyone else brings up. If you don’t see the room have fun exploring Paltalk. At its most active, (sometimes Pal is dead,) there are Buddhist meditation rooms, language rooms, Romance and Science rooms, everything. You can talk to anyone anywhere in the world and there are lots of Aussies, Brits, Kiwis, Muslims and American rednecks and deployed military on. My favorite room was “The World Will End in 45 minutes” in which the admin played the parts of psychotic truckers, sling bladers and the devil. ( “YA pick me up Candy Cane?” ) It was a 10 hour party and my face hurt from laughing when it was over– I was once in a room where people did “Carrot Readings” spiritually interpreting the rings of a broken carrot, (celery in a pinch) it was sooo funny!
Paltalk is how I have survived datelessness in an isolated town where local dating is like dating your brother; extremely incestuous to even think about dating men you have known for 30 years.
The moon is huge and gibbous hanging over the col and reflecting off both the mountain and the broken cloud cover. It was a night like this I got my first kiss. And believe me, it was no poodle kiss.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 3:03:14 AM  
HeiressChild said...

ada, are u living in baltimore, md now?

Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:16:45 AM  
HeiressChild said...

ada, beautiful, beautiful story about the marbles, and i love the wishes and sayings at the end. a song title comes to mind, "love makes the world go round." don't know what the words are though.

lady base camp, loved your last post (9/15 - 3:03 am)


Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:30:24 AM  
dreamweaver said...

Gidday to ROE/MANcin' Richard, ROE's Joe, (right hand man) the posse:)and peeps on the blog!
Thank you for the exciting Cruise/Shmooze/Noozletter:) now ya talkin'!
Happy Trails to y'all:)
Have a beautiful sunshiny day and remember ROEMANCE AND ADVENTURE is the 'key' phrase here ;)
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada
p.s. will respond to the request for 'cruiseship' recommendations later t'day ;) Oprah sent a couple on a cruiseship holiday which was absolutely amazing!!!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:50:17 AM  
connie said...

Ladies if you want to combine Adventure+Learning+Service+Wonder (my favorite kind of travel) go to and consider joining one of their two week projects. I did Dolphin Research in Kaikoura Bay, New Zealand. Talk about fabulous memories--

Over 500 Dusky Dolphins leaping around our little dinghy as we took behavior observation data. We wondered why all of them disappeared so suddenly only to soon see 7 serene Orcas in a peaceful row traveling across the bay. Our data helped the local Tourist Industry set regulations for tour boats so as not to disturb the traveling, feeding, resting, mating of the dolphin population in the bay.

These projects mostly concern preserving precious animal life. There are other issues like Women's Health or Folk Tales or Archeology, as well. The researchers train you to help with the project and folks from all over the world are the participants -- the lodging is basic and you often cook for each other.

Just another way to have adventure travel ! I was inspired to share this especially for all the animal-lovers on the blog.

P.S. Mary Rose -- I was missing you! Glad to see you blog-in. Thanks for sharing your latest.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:13:50 AM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Connie, I am an animal lover and that sounds like something I'd be interested in doing. Also, how do I find out about Noah's Ark. My family wants to make a donation.
Did you hear they found the dolphins that were abandoned due to Katrina? They are still altogether. It was on Good Morning America while ago. They're hoping to get them to jump on a mat to rescue them but may have to net some. They are so precious.
I hope everybody out there has a good Thur. Only 2 weeks left before Chicago. Wow.....Lovingly, Mary B.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:59:41 AM  
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Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:59:50 AM  
Anonymous said...

Mary Rose, you will never know how much your words meant to me this morning. I needed them.
I would go into detail, but not in the forum.

thank you,

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:12:46 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings Lady Base Camp!
Years ago I was a forest fire fighter for 2 years. Digging line for 18 hours a day was the hardest job I have ever done in my whole life. When I got on the tanker crew I was elated, this was one of the most fun and rewarding experiences during that time in my life. I truly respect you for it truly is a rough and tough field. How many years have you been fighting fires? My hat is off to you!!
Since you are from Alaska I'm hoping you can help me with this. A girl friend and myself are both celebrating our 45th next year so we are planning on a special trip. We would like to go dogsled riding for 3-5 days and camp out in igloos, I was told March is better than November is that true? Also we would love to go when the Northern lights are at their peak, could you please give us a suggestion on when we should make this trip and where?
Please contact me Keep up the great work and make it a great day!! Michelle

Are we going to have the pleasure of your wife and daughter in Chicago? It sure would be a pleasure : ) Kepp smiling!! Michelle

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:15:24 AM  
Marty said...

checking to see why my account doesn't work.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:15:44 AM  
Mary R said...

Quick Good Morning again, Gosh, the guys aren't up yet?? The wind was Hard riding.
Connie It is your "I didn't know how to start, and didn't have the strength when I got started, but kept working at it till I did" that I remember MOST from MB along with the video of your beautiful routine. Thank you for that sight for the rest of my life.

We never know what helps who.

2 of my children, daughter and fiance Veterinarians and son, Paramed are in New Orleans helping out. They tell me it is worst then can be imagined. They also know that when one is seperate from the other, there is the worry that something will happen to them and that they won't get back safely. Crime is the worst and things are still so disorganized.

Knock at my door-- Guys are up.

Happy trails till we meet again.

Mary Rose

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:16:12 AM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Ada, What a beautiful story. I heard one similar but it was the impression a school teacher had made on a poor raggedy boy and she had written him a letter in grade school and he carried it for all those years and said her letter made him realize that he too could amount to whatever he wanted He brought it to her funeral and shared it. I have 2 grand daughters that are teachers and one is married to a school teacher so Leslie and all you school teachers need to be commended. I have a special respect for you. The pay isn't great but you'll get lots of stars in your crown when the rewards are passed out.MM

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:19:48 AM  
BikingNut said...

Greetings to all - Joe, you need to add my name to the list as well. I am coming - my video and bio will be in mail today - had some problems getting the video done.
I am on my way and have read through all of the posts - I am truely hungry. Connie you are very clever.

But more importantly I have a double room reserved and think that I read 3 other posts looking for a roommate - Email me at if you are interested in sharing a room. I am net, clean, and fun.

See all of you in Chicago - cannot wait to put faces to all of the names. What a wonderful adventure this has been so far.
This time of year one must be ready for either summer or fall weather in Chicago - I usually do not dress-up so I need to go shopping to get ready for all of the events. I know one of the bloggers likes to shop - wish you were here so we could go shopping together - not my favorite pass time so I need some of your energy.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:23:53 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...


There is still time to submit video, biography and recent photo!!!!

Just "Git her done"!!!!! As we would say here in the south!!!

I have been having fun here on the Blog since May and just did my video last night.......RR's thinking....."Thanks, Chatterbox for waiting to the last moment"!!!

Well it was actually a remake. Somehow all my efforts to capture me being "Fit, Fun and Free" in my real element, in the great outdoors, got deleted while trying to edit last weekend.

At least this effort has increased my technical skills with electronics,

I was both Camera-woman and leading lady, you'll have to file this video in a category all it's own, Richard.

It was very difficult to not do a follow-up of your filming in the towel robe, Linda, cause I felt kinda sillly in my P.J.'s.

If there is ever a documentary that includes any part of the videos submitted, I hope to make the cut for "most wacky orginal film" with my late night filming inside the Marilyn Monroe Room at 1:00 AM this morning.

The folks that run the Inn for me were fast asleep, by the time I got ready to shoot, but Marilyn was there for me.

Hey if anyone comes to Cherokee, North Carolina you need to stop and see my unique Inn which features the "Elvis", "Marilyn Monroe" and "I Love Lucy" Theme Rooms. Just remember "The Home of the Stars- Starlight Inn".

This has been an unpaid advertisement!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:24:52 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Good Morning RR, Joe, and Ladies
I wanted to say thank you Joe for such a nice welcome. I have been a part of this from the very beginning - I sent my video in back in April when we thought we only had a few days left. But didn't read or participate in the blog much at all. I would just sign paula in florida at the bottom. But now I am officially signed up and ready for Chicago to meet RR, can't wait, and the ladies, we will have fun.

I am up for any adventure waiting for us! I think we should go dancing with RR Saturday night in Chicago. Great nigthlife there! The ultimate datenight for a senior bachelor- 100+ women - right!
ps.. thanks for remembering the animals displaced from the hurricane. Noahs Wish is the name of one in CA,they are on The Today Show website, but even some local shelters in your areas may have some of the animanls. We do here and they are asking for donations to help and to adopt animals already there - to make room for more of the rescues..they have trucked many animals personally from the area so let's not forget to help locally also.
Take care

Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:49:03 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Marty Are you the same Marty from Awatukee? If so, I owe you something and need to find out how to get it to you. LOL

Suzanne Wirries aka as Richard knows me DesertFox

Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:42:44 AM  
CallmeLin said...

To Mary Rose, you are my inspiration and my hero. I can only smile and ride with you in my thoughts but I will be thinking about you with the wind in your face and the sun on your back. Have a wonderful time with the rest of your life. I will consider it an honor if our paths cross again.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:46:26 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Dear Shar COACH -
This is such great photo of you and Richard together! So natural and comfortable with each other. I hope he has the good sense to pick you! Not as a semi-finalist, but as the loving and supporting soul mate I know you can be. AND you two are geographically compatible!!


Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:49:35 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Connie I just went to and they have 130 missions that they need help in. Looks to be very interesting. Do they have "Hilton's"? LOL - Just kidding, it does look like a lot of fun. Do you have to pay for your own travel or does the government pay for it?

Paula In Florida You are gorgeous. I think you'll give some of the Ladies in Chicago a run for their money. Nice to see some new faces for a change.

Coach I love the picture of you and Richard together, looks pretty darn natural to me. You make a truly handsome couple.

MaryRose Been looking for you over on my site. Was wondering how you've been. Did cha get my pony ready yet? Do you have a shetlon pony? I kind of would like to learn to ride a horse with my feet dragging the ground. LOL

Glad to see your beautiful and healthy input. Don't need to prrrrrrr to know that you are a beautiful woman and a Lady.

Hugs Suzanne Wirries

Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:03:36 AM  
pattynyc said...

I plan to go to Chicago.
Is there anyone who would like to share a room?

Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:11:44 AM  
pattynyc said...

I plan to go to chicago. Anyone want to share a room?

Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:13:23 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

Working on a new blog about entertainment in Chicago- man, get your rest- you are going to have some big time fun! Let me answer your questions here before we start a new blog:

"Linda in Tucson": "Is that how the plan is unfolding?"

Nothing is decided for certain at this point. By the time Richard selects the semi-finalists all the details and logistics will be worked out. Things are pretty fluid as we proceed as we have to consider everyone's schedules, etc. Stay tuned.

"Anon": "Will there be other "Meets"? What did one have to do to be considered?
Only those that sent videos?
O.K. if they only go to "Meets"?
Only sent bios? I think I read that videos have priority. Is there a point system?"

Chicago will likely be the final "Meet"-- we're running out of time! Richard wants to start traveling in November. We all heard Richard speak about the respect he has for the Ladies who have made the videos. It took a lot of time and effort- he appreciates that and wants to give the Ladies who made the videos and sent in the other materials top priority at the Event. They will be given a time at the Event for the smaller group meetings. All others can attend the larger group meetings held throughout the day Friday and Saturday (approximately every two hours) and meet Richard and ask questions and, can sign up for a smaller group meeting but it will be as available. The good news at Manhattan Beach is that everyone who wanted a small group meeting (those who submitted materials and those who did not or only submitted a bio, for example) eventually got into a small group meeting. Those who did not submit materials had to wait until later in the day on the second day to get their small group meeting. Having said that, however, it may be a different situation depending on the number of women who show up in Chicago. I don't think Richard is using a "point" system.

"atlantachick": Welcome. Your question: "I'm in my forties. Would I be wasting my time submitting a video?" Women 40 and older can submit videos. From the "Finding You" page on the SB website: "The woman I feel I will be the best match for me will be fit, a great traveler with a thirst for knowledge, and really-REALLY-REALLY-a lot of fun to be with. She should be at least 40 years old (thank you, Oprah!), adventurous, adaptable and open to the possibility of a long term relationship."

Hurry up!

Please go to the new blog and give us your feedback on the entertainment for Chicago.



Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:02:00 AM  
pattynyc said...


Can you extend the deadline until for materials for another week?

Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:06:22 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

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Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:12:02 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello just checking in...I find myself doing that more lately now that Chicago is a reality..

Hey thank you Ms Desert Fox..Suzanne, what a nice compliment and you are a sweetie and a cutie also.

It is fun to see the pictures of you gorgeous ladies with RR. It seems he has the ability to make everyone feel comfortable and special. I am looking forward to an up close and in person incounter with him myself soon. I will be in early on Thursday so anyone looking to meet up please look me up.
Smiles warm the universe!

Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:14:36 AM  
JoeInMB said...

"Pattynyc": Sorry, the deadline will not be extended.

Everyone, please see the new post on the blog.


Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:20:58 AM  
HeiressChild said...

connie, even though i'm comments late, i love the creativity of your first chicago sb meal. having gone to culinary school, i couldn't have picked a better menu. and the "roe"quefort dressing that joe added was an extra touch. LOL

pattynyc, if u go back up a little, Bikingnut had a room to share -


Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:33:22 AM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Hi Everyone:) Mr. Senior Bachelor-Richard; Joe; Umberto; all the Outstanding Ladies I met in Manhattan Beach....A new world has opened up, I'm a virgin blogger!! With pure luck this may post, becoming more computer savy...yes, losing sleep over reading the blogger sites. Insiteful comments related to Katrina devestation, loved the red marble story, and thanks for the aurora headsup. All the positive comments renews the spirit. This is great fun. thanks, Erika

Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:48:52 AM  
BikingNut said...

Thanks - Sylvia

Pattynyc -

I have a double reserved Thursday through Sundat - I am flying back on Monday.
Let me know.

Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:50:43 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Ladies, I hope that you will opt for the dinner cruise. It will be a gala event you will not regret. I would choose it. Our dinner at the Ayres was the highlight, after meeting Richard and so very wonderful, and you should do the same.
Michelle, I have only responded to two wildland fires. It’s pretty wet where I live. We fight structural fires. I was certified FF1 in ’02 and EMT 1 in ’03. I am Search and Rescue, Outdoor Emergency Care tech and a ski patroller; also a trainer, all volunteer and good choices but not really what I want to do with my life. I just fell into it. I discovered theater at age 41 doing radio stories on the Last Frontier Theatre Conference—which is a most amazing destination for travelers seeking extraordinary experiences. Can you imagine getting to know Arthur Miller personally? It was very cool. He stuck his head inside the women’s bathroom to see where the line led and remarked, “I just had to see if this line was real and led all the way in here” –we loved him. And now as a reader, actor and particularly as a playwright I have found greater satisfaction than anything I’ve ever done. I danced with Cordova Danceworks for 6 years and it was wonderful. I belong in the arts somewhere, I know .
Igloo’s are a myth. Igloo building was abandoned when white man showed up—However, if you want to sleep in a snow cave and go on a climb check out in Haines ( That is where I would go to get climbing training) or hangout with heliskiers, there are many healthy, beautiful older men who love to ski, talk to Dave Hamre at Dean Cummings at H20 in Valdez- , and particulary Kevin Quinn of Points North Heliski Adventures - all friends of mine. They can teach you to cut rauch blocks and dig your own snow cave. I did some Red Bull Snow Thrill stories and was hooked on snow play forever. You can google a bunch of people up north who do dogsled trips; I’m not into mushing. Since the Aurora is basically charged electrons traveling in the earth’s magnetic field and banging into gas particles making them glow, the northern lights can not exactly be accurately predicted but they show up in August, Sept and then cold nights throughout the winter. And I’m finding the thought that, even the atmosphere (everyone but me. . .) gets banged once in a while, very erotic. I miss that glow. Great Zuess, it is definitely past my bedtime.

Friday, September 16, 2005 1:32:09 AM  

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