Sunday, September 04, 2005

Meet the Senior Bachelor- Sept 2-- What incredible women! - Photos Part IV Umberto's Photos

Sunday, Sept 4: Good morning everyone, Joe again. I promise I'll get Richard on the blog soon but I wanted to get some of Umberto's photos posted for you as soon as possible. I think you'll agree, he is a fantastic photographer. Your comments and suggestions always welcome. These are in somewhat random order.


Umberto thought the lighting was especially nice as it hit the red flower to emphasize it. Is this the "Red Hat Club?"

You can take the man out of Italy but you can't take the Italian out of the man.

These statues were brought from Italy and were so heavy they had to use a helicopter to lower them into the Ayres Hotel Courtyard!

Kaptain Kangaroo never looked this good : )

The NNBB Sisterhood Go Red Bracelet benefitting the American Heart Association and World Heart Association. Go to for more information.

Up close and personal. Could you travel a month with this man?!

I believe this is Mary Rose.

"Richard, I won't need an airline ticket!"

Thanks, again, everyone for a great kick off Event! I'll go through the photos again and post some more. Please, please post your comments and suggestions- all are very much appreciated.

Warmest regards,



The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings Everyone!
It was truly a fantastico weekend. Manhattan Beach is everything Richard had said. The Ayres Hotel was truly beautiful to every Italian detail. The staff there truly cared. They were helpful and friendly. I slept like a baby in the most comfortable bed.The food was delizioso. We all loved Umberto and his shyness. I feel this great experience may change him forever. Joe, not knowing what to expect, did a great job, working hard trying to organise all these wild woman. Practise makes perfect, so I hope I can make the Chicago event. Nancy, Joe's wife, is still making me laugh about her descriptive travels. My girlfriend and I both giggled when we turned down the sheets at the hotel and did not find a secret squirmy bed partner. Taylor, Joe's daughter, and her friends did a great job greeting us, and everytime I eat a piece of See's chocolate I think of them. Thank you all!! for making it such a pleasurable and memorable adventure!
Now Richard, I know you are looking at romance and adventure and you really seem to be a charming, fun, and sincere man that I would like to get to know better but now I am really curious about what you are looking for in a woman. This weekend you had many different types to choose from...some beautiful, some intelligent,some classy, some high maintenance, some more natural, some with silicone, some without, some a bit slinky, some younger, some older, some airheads, some comical, some controlling, and on and on it goes. We all had the one common thread of love to travel with a bit of romance and adventure. It was great hearing many travel stories and different life experiences and especially to put faces with some of the blog names. Richard, what typically do you look for in a woman?
I wanted to put a picture of this gallent event on the blog but was having troubles so I sent you an e-mail Richard with the picture to share.
Best wishes on this endeavor, it may be even more difficult to choose after meeting so many nice ladies. I am sure you will have fun with it!! :) Michelle Bahr

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:17:07 AM  
droma said...

Was one day enough to change from
Honey-do to Honey-did? Or should I ask Nancy?
RR must have been a (multilingual) Diplomat/ Ambassador in his last life.
You all make a fantastic team.
Wondering how many of Umberto's RR close-ups will end up framed, by the fire- or other- side.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:37:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Capitan Richard, Joe, Umberto and 'posse' :)
LOVE the close-up photographs of YOU Richard, the facial expressions and especially your EYES tell a story, what beautiful BIG BLUE sultry eyes you have, very attractive man you are! There is a sweetness in your eyes, goes straight to the Soul, I don't think I would be able to look you straight in those 'baby blue eyes' without shedding a tear, there is something soo very familiar there, maybe it is the Quest/Mission that triggers a memory within me, there is nothing in this wide wonderful world more important than seeking TRUE LOVE with the TRUE SOULMATE!
What beautiful scented fleurs surrounded you this weekend at the Manhattan Beach Soiree, I would love to experience being surrounded by as many handsome eligible MEN, and assist in bringing them together with their prospective TRUE SOULMATES. I have introduced a few couples during the course of my Life as I have always asked the Creator to guide me so that I am in the 'right place' at the 'right time' there is nothing more gratifying than bringing SINGLE people together in the name of LOVE, people who are sincere and have the innate DESIRE to meet their TRUE SOULMATE:)I firmly believe that our Creator looks down and smiles upon those who have that Mission in Life, it truly is THE HIGHEST HONOUR, and look somebuddy's gotta do it! :)
Here's to ROE/MANce and ADVENTURE
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. never give up on THE DREAM!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:37:33 AM  
Belizegial said...

Hey Joe, bring 'em on!

I should be elsewhere, but here I am downloading some more.

The 'man' himself up close and personal; thanks Umberto, you are making this more real with your very accurate photo lens.

To all, have a good Sunday and may all your dreams come true :)

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:46:58 AM  
Curiousity said...

Richard, did you ask any of the women at the MB event if they would be available to be one of the 12? Be honest! We know you have to narrow it down sometime, and are curious as to if there were some invitees at the event. It's important to me to know. I have heard this to be true, and would like to hear it straight from the source.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:48:53 AM  
LilyPad said...

Joe, do you know if there were any other newspaper articles about the SB that were published during the event? My mom-in-law was interviewed and the next morning many of the ladies said they saw her name in the paper! We would LOVE to get our hands on a copy. I saw one article that you pasted to the site, but it's written by a lady. The one she was quoted in was written by a man. Any ideas? Thanks so much!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:55:23 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard/Humble Servant and Joe, Umberto and 'posse':)
YES YES YES I can see myself spending one month in the company of this man Richard(start with one month:) If only to travel and learn from YOU, there is so much that I would benefit from such an experience of a lifetime. Ordinarily I would NEVER say this, not my style, BUT what the h----l I am prepared if destiny/BESHERT calls to take the BIGGEST RISK and cast my faith to the wind now in my 55th year on this beautiful Planet Earth. There is MORE to gain and nothing to lose, should I be presented with such an opportunity! Strange things are going on here in Toronto, my morning job at the Seniors Club in the park is threatening to close up for the Winter as it is our slowest time, the Snowbirds fly away to Florida for the whole Winter! My Contract with the other workplace expires end of October, and as previousely mentioned the house I am renting is up for sale. What message is the UNIVERSE trying to send me???????:)
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. the WIND OF CHANGE is blowing for sure:)

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:04:08 AM  
Anonymous said...

VJ dreamweaver,I am very confused, it seems one minute you seem to be stroking RR and then other times not so kind and negative, espesially on the other site's.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:14:22 AM  
Anonymous said...

Why not change NNBbs to Mutual Admiration Sorority Society, Mass?
So many witty and pretty women with enough $$$ to chuck work for a few days to run after an elusive dream.
I am jealous!!!!
Anon (A none)

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:20:10 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Anonymous!
I have NEVER posted on any other sites, only this one, so kindly refrain from accusing me of being negative, everything I have to say is soley on this, Richard's blog I would appreciate it if you got your facts straight! I purposely don't send messages on any other site for this very reason, and so it will remain and I always sign my name VJ 'dreamweaver'
I don't take sh---t from anyone as Richard would say, least of all from you whoever you are!
Straighten up and fly right!
Senior Bachelorette
Vj 'dreamweaver'

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:34:04 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello, I have not been reading all the blog lately, other than taking a peep now and them, because of "Katrina". I had to cancel my trip to NYC also, but my long time friend from NY said he understood.So, I missed MB and NYC because of the rage of Katrina. I have just looked at the last blog and all the images and I am so impressed. Richard, Joe, Umberto and all the MB ambassadors of good will, you had such a lovely party!! You entered uncharted waters, and pulled off what looks like a great party. You welcomed all the ladies, whether bloggets, or non- bloggers, whether anaymous or not, whether expected or not and you even greeted some of the ladies a day early and stayed late. What this all tells me is that you are a really nice guys, sincere, and friendly. I am so impressed by your courtesy to all. I also want to comment on the architecture and interior design of the hotel. It look so magnificant. May I ask if my blog buddy, Ted R. was there. I looked, and looked at all the images and can't find any other men visitors.
Sorry I could not attend, I just had to send a GREAT BIG VOTE OF APPROVAL TO RICHARD AND ALL HIS MB HELPERS. From the very sweet, nice, Lady Jayne

Sunday, September 04, 2005 11:53:19 AM  
Jennystellenbosch said...

I just saw all the pictures for the first time.... You all seemed to be having an absolute blast!!! Particularly Richard!!! So much adoration could go to a man's head!!!
If he cannot find the love of his life amongst all those incredible women...???
I suspect Chicago will be as much fun... just sooooooo many broken hearts afterwards...

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:19:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Joe, Umberto and 'posse'
As a matter of interest I have a strong feeling YOU know WHO ALL the ANONYMOUS bloggers are, makes sense that you would as it is your Blog Richard and easy to identify considering what goes on here now and then with those who pose as 'anonymous' with no name or identification per se! It is the sorting of the 'wheat from the chaff' that I am referring to:) There is a certain individual/s whose whole intent is to 'make waves' on our blog here and try to disrupt the camraderie with accusations that hold no weight whatsoever! Blog Police kindly step in and eradicate this from our blog as you have so eloquently
executed this action in the past!
Thank You!
Here's to ROE/MANce and ADVENTURE
Senior Bachelorette:)
Long Live Love..Laughter and THE DREAM!!!!!!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:20:40 PM  
Phyl said...

Hmmmmmm .... tres interesting.

Vj: Nice to know you show your emotions :). I certainly have never seen you posting on any other site.

Also interesting to note the way the Universe works. In the last blog you may (or may not) have read my post to Richard and Joe re 'nasty anonymous' posters. Support comes from the most unexpected of places. Merci Vj for echoing my thoughts albeit in defence of yourself.

Peace & love

Ciao .... Phyl

Sunday, September 04, 2005 12:49:54 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

JoeinMB: I just wanted to make sure that my humor was not misinterpreted...I think you did THE MOST AWESOME JOB!! And, your daughters were so precious :)...In fact, watching you be the friend you have been to Richard I love you in a 'sisterly' kind of way......You did the most amazing job dealing with each woman and even their schedules in order to make each ladies' semi-private meeting with Richard possible...To be honest I usually avoid groups with that many women as mostly they are IMPOSSIBLE!! lol...I have found the NNBBSH the exception to the rule...Hence, my reason to sacrifice my time and resources to attend MB....And, the heart disease project, as my precious Mom just passed away with this insidious disease...
I think Nancy's roast was so clever, but some of her jokes about you really hurt me just listening to them........
As for the hotel: They were very wonderful with me..While the phone in my room did not work when I checked in they fixed it immediately...and when my air-conditioning did not work they fixed it immediately, and they were ready to make all of us comfortable...The architecture is amazing and I agree the beds were ever so comfortable, and I actually got to sleep all night instead of getting up to take the dogs out for a walk...I guess when God passed out sensitivity I got an extra dose 'cause I know some of the women came great distances for the event and $20 for a buffet just seemed like alot...I didn't mean to 'diss' any of the food, because as you surely noticed I eat 'ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T RUN OFF MY PLATE'!! lol...
I actually had not planned on sending in a video before I went to MB, and I had not seen Pop&Me...When I saw the part where Richard cried at his Dad's grave [the only part I did see actually-too noisey to really watch]it touched my heart and I had second thoughts about taking a meeting with him...For what it is worth to anyone who reads this, I do think after watching Richard that he has pure intentions in his search, just maybe not the process...Anyone with 3 brain cells knows that it would be just about impossible to connect with over 100+ women at one time...I consider myself somewhat of a 'ham' at times and just the thought that I would be in Richard's position [on the patio and in semi-private groups] of having so many hopeful men waiting with bated breath for me to acknowledge them and to be 'witty and amazing' in front of them makes me want to hide...I did have the opportunity to ask Richard a question about his traveling style and in my opinion he is not as flexible as I would like and likely not as flexible as he would like to be...How many of us can change our basic personality at our age?? lol...Unfortunately, I have traveled with men who when the plane was cancelled and we spent 10 hours in an airport could only complain and make things miserable because things were not going according to the way they 'planned it'...My thoughts have always been, "If we are stuck in an airport together, so what?? We went on this trip to be together and WE ARE TOGETHER! So, let me buy some playing cards and we can play gin rummy or something." When 'life happens' or 'traffic' and you can't do anything about it I believe in just being together and loving the fact that you are together even if you are sleeping on the floor at the airport....I personally will never again have a trip spoiled by ANYONE who cannot just 'be present' in whatever circumstances...I got the impression that Richard might not be able 'to hang' when things go wrong, but I think he is a geniune person who really wants to find love just like the rest of us! Just remember, HE IS HUMAN! If Richard had ANY SENSE he would have picked 'Sophia', lol...I don't like women and I thought she was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen! I know, she is not entering the trip, lol...
I applaud the women who still dream and the women who are willing to risk the rejection in the process...I for one, did not even have the emotional resources to risk the rejection....SO YOU ALL GO4IT!! Just save a part of yourselves that will survive if you are disappointed and know that with 'so many women and so little time' Richard is overwhelmed and his ability to really get to know ANYONE personally is so limited...
I hope this explains to 'anon' and anyone else why I care so much about the women involved in this process...Many, in fact, will be disappointed and there are so many wonderful women who literally pulled the courage out of themselves to become involved in this process...To think ANY of them will feel like a loser breaks my heart....I KNOW, I KNOW I CAN'T SAVE THE WORLD...THAT IS WHAT MY DAUGHTER TELLS ME EVERY DAY!!
Peace and Joy,

Sunday, September 04, 2005 1:03:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

You are definitely right....Kaptain Kangaroo NEVER looked THIS GOOD!!! Some very handsome, pictures of R by Umberto. And thank you again Joe for all you are putting into this endeavor to keep us bloggers informed. I for one love the pictures!!
Ciao, Karla in Alaska

Sunday, September 04, 2005 1:21:04 PM  

My dear friends, if there was ever proof that love reigns, this is certainly it.
Please go to this site and log on, it is beautiful and warms your heart.
I didn't copy and paste it because it would not have transfered the photo. If you can't get it, I'll try to transfer it.
Richard I would think you'd enjoy it.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 3:09:59 PM  
soft_rain said...


To Richard
a Speacil Person

You are an amazing person
with an amazing soul,
the roads that you have traveled
were steep and treacherous
and yet you have prevailed
and come forth a sage
who has reeked
a greater understanding
then most can ever
hope for in 10 life times.

You have learned to be one with the world
you possess an inner strength that compells
you to forge forward fearlessly, your ability to grasp,
understand and draw immence pleasure from the simple things in life is your reward.

Now that you have a better
understanding of who you are,
what you are and where you are,
you now seek to fufill
that one spot that remains vacant.

A tiny hole remains in your heart
and crys out to be filled,
the pain and lonliness that this yet so miniscule a hole protrudes,
is excruciating at the very least.

You search the world
for the one precious piece
that when joined with you
shall produce a burst of wonderous
and magical energy,
blending your souls togeather with a glow that rayonnates as brightly as a star.

A miraculous new birth,
forever joined as one,
and in the process completing
the universe's oringinal plan.

A new beginning a whole new world
to share togeather forever more.

I glanced into your soul.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:02:10 PM  
soft_rain said...

To Dream Weaver

May I suggest that you register your beautiful name here on the blog, as to protect yourself against those that may wish to impersonate you. If your name is not in blue then it is not protected by pass word.

Your friend Soft_Rain

Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:10:08 PM  
soft_rain said...

Never two without three.

I had not posted in a while because my heart was laid heavy with the pain and suffering of all the folks trapped in New Orleans.

Thank-you Dream Weaver
for inquiring about me

Have a beautiful day

Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:13:38 PM  
Phyl said...

Soft Rain:

I don't imagine there is anyone impersonating Vj on any blog. Why would anyone want to? I personally read and contribute to the other blogs which have been wonderfully hosted by Suzanne aka desertflowers and Brenda aka Clickgirl. There are also many other wonderful ladies who have blogs ... some which will not accept anonymous postings and others who will .... although they don't get anonymous posters because everyone is happy to put their name on their comments..... so ... no conspiracy theory going on IMO :).

Sunday, September 04, 2005 4:29:46 PM  
Sunrise said...

Sounds like this past weekend has been a blast for all of those who were fortunate to attend. The pictures tell a millions things, and I loved seeing them. The hotel looked spectacular, and everyone looked like fun was the name of the game. I would love to have been a part of it, but will live vicariously through words and pictures

Sunday, September 04, 2005 5:14:48 PM  
Sunrise said...

The pictures and notes spoke a million thoughts-everything just looked so perfect, but the numbers overwhelming. I admire all of you who made the journey to meet this remarkable man, and from looking at the photos, Richard has SO MUCH to choose from-it is amazing to me. It makes me want to create "Meet the Senior Bachelorette"!! Anyone, agree?

Sunday, September 04, 2005 5:18:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and 'posse' :)

SOFT RAIN: Thank you I appreciate the suggestion, tried to register 'dreamweaver' in blue but to no avail, it keeps saying 'incorrect password' ?????
I am still learning how to Master this blogging thingy:)
p.s. your poetry/floetry is beautiful indeed, you have such depth, quite amazing dear friend!
Senior Bachelorette:)

PHYL...alias 'sweet P' :) thanks for the positive input in acknowledging that I have never posted anywhere else but here on Richard's Blog!

Sunday, September 04, 2005 7:19:08 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Click Girl, thanks for the welcome, just got home and I'm so tired I can't get motivated to do much.

I sure enjoyed meeting everyone at MB and meeting Richard was awsome.

The first thing I did manage to do is call the Red Cross and offer my physical help in New Orleans. I just retired this summer and can't think of a better way to spend my time than helping out, hopefully on Tuesday they will have an assignment for me.

Bye for now and love to all....Lin

Sunday, September 04, 2005 8:02:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

This is Richard's friend since he was 13 and only the second time I have posted a comment. To CJ, who makes statements not backed by any facts about the person I have known for 52 years, let me set you straight. You said you didn't know if Richard "could hang if things got tough." I'll bet you there isn't ONE person who has ever known him who wouldn't say that he is the "ultimate survivor" and the one person they would want to be with in a crisis. I can't understand why you make bold comments about a person you hardly know at all. Whatever......

Sunday, September 04, 2005 8:21:56 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

I apologize if I mischaracterized the Richard you know...I was very taken by Richard's emotions over his dad, and I admit I have not seen all of Pop&Me, and at many other times, both on and off this site, I have defended Richard's evasive answers to many questions as I have delt with the media machine and know that Richard may not 'contractually' be able to speak all that he knows...
However, you have misquoted me in what I said..You said that I said,"You said you didn't know if Richard "could hang if things got tough." I have no doubt that Richard can make it through many tough times, but what I am talking about is doing it without making the process miserable......Richard himself has commented on this blog site, "I am only going to say this once!" Other friends or acquaintences have opined that Richard is a 'stickler for being on-time'...When I looked in Richard's eyes and asked how he would handle a long, unplanned delay in his travel plans his answer evidenced [to me]the total frustration he might have in such situations....I do not know Richard, and I know how very frustrating it can be to have someone presume to know you after seeing you only on TV...I am just giving my opinion that "If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck..." You know the rest....All I am saying is that after meeting him, and seeing his raw emotion at his Dad's grave, I was tempted to become involved with the process....However, in my humble opinion, he seems to be a person who wants to 'always' be 'in control'...I have been there and done that, so I just don't think he would like my carefree attitude, nor would I enjoy it if he was not 'flexible'...So, again I apologize that you did not understand what I was trying to criticize who or what Richard is, only that I had the feeling 'in my gut' that we probably wouldn't travel well together...Enough said...I understand that you know Richard well, and I only hope the best for him and for whomever he might pick.......

Sunday, September 04, 2005 8:51:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

How do we know that you are Richard's friend? You don't even identify yourself. What's the big secret? Whatever...

Sunday, September 04, 2005 9:31:55 PM  
Karen said...

I was thinking of attending the party in Chicago and thus find the comments about the party in Manhattan Beach interesting. I have wondered, ever since Richard announced his plans,what kind of fun a couple hundred women could have, for three days with just one guy. There are lots of nice comments in this blog about the nice women at the party...but ladies, we have friends where we live. Do we really need to travel what ever miles, to be in a crowd of many female and one guy? I can imagine how the the 'only guy' feels, in a group of a couple of hundred women. I don't want to imagine how the women must feel. The group pictures on the staircase really makes my point: Richard surrounded my females. wow... that is really sad.
I am wondering why I would want to attend the Chicago party: why would I want to go that distance, to be honored with Richard's presense, in a group of four or five people, for twenty minutes. Yeap... Richard and I would really connect in those condidions.
By the way, I don't understand all this 'stuff' about people signing on under the identity of 'Anonymous'. We can type any name in here, and you wouldn't know who we are. To me, the identity of 'anonymous' is a name, just like Karen or Sammy or Mary is a name. We may type names in here, but we are all anonymous. So what is the big deal about people signing on under the identity of anonymous?
Please ladies...or Richard, give me a reason to go to Chicago.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 9:35:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

VJ aka Dreamweaver aka Stephanie:
From Toronto Canada, Why do you post as Out of Africa when in fact you are a natural beauty blond blue eyed California girl transplanted Texan

Sunday, September 04, 2005 9:58:41 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Nancy, I will venture out and try to answer your question. We all are looking for the same thing, 'someone special to be with' and that is why we have all joined in this adventure. Reality however shows that Richard can only have one of us and that leaves, to date, 999 of us. Realizing this Richard has put the cruise idea into motion as a means of helping us out on our own quests. I believe in his honest integrity to continue to open up the possibilities for all of us.

The most amazing thing happened at the event that was beyond even Richards dream for us and that was the bonding that we women experienced while at the event. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I made new friends that I intend to cherish forever. There was talk of getting together in the Bahamas, Mexico, East Coast and West Coast. Traveling together, traveling to see one another. I can't tell you how great it felt to know that we all came away winners in our hearts. The picture of all of us on the stairs was not about Richard but about all of us willing to step out of the box and smile because we were having a great time.

Go to Chicago, you will come back a happier person for all the wonderful people you will meet and like the rest of us a hope that you will be seeing more of Richard.

Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:45:47 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Hello Hello!
I know it's early Monday morning(happy Labor Day to you all)but I wanted to write a little something about my experience in MB. Actually this could be quite long so please indulge me as long as you can.....

Before going to MB I was wondering how I would even fit in with all the women that would be there. Appearance wise I am quite casual dressing, usually no makeup, rubenesque, and yes, a little shy when it comes to being in a crowd of strangers. Once I arrived on Thursday and greeted several ladies that I recognized from the Blog then things were easier.

The hotel was simply lovely, my room was so comfy including the bed. Richard and Joe did a sweet gesture Thursday night by placing a placard and a single chocolate in each of our rooms to let us know how much our presense was appreciated.

Friday I met with Richard in a small group of 5 ladies total. I noticed in the room that Richard had received a bouquet of flowers with a small bottle of Exedrin with Exedrin is my favorite pain reliever and I am sure that even Richard, with all of his congeniality, had an "Exedrin headache" after meeting, listening to, answering questions, keeping his chin up when verbally attacked, and in general trying to set things straight with the ladies. The meeting was very knowledgable in many ways. I wasn't there just to "meet" Richard but to see how the other women would interact with him. Studying human behaviour is a hobby of mine.

Friday night was great fun as you have seen from the photos and other Blog postings. It was my priviledge and honor to get to sing for Richard....oh hell I had a great time acting out the song with He was quite appreciative afterwards with a big hug and a nice kiss. The man knows how to hug, and he is quite strong!

Since I live only 2 hours from MB in San Diego I kind of went with the flow Saturday. The flow led me and a few other Bachelorettes to the beach to see Richard's sons Rich Jr. and Chris play in a volleyball tournament! We got to meet and talk with them before they played. I think I was the one who spotted them first as the brothers look the same as they did on "Pop and Me". They were quite surprised to see us, and we had a great time being a cheering section for them! Inbetween games Chris and Rich individually came over to where we were sitting and chatted with us. These men were raised right! They were really sweet to us, answered questions, and told us about their families. They played pretty well, good athletes like dear old "Pop". Rich lives in San Diego and works downtown not far from where I work at the opera. I hope to "pop"(ooh bad in on him from time to time to see how he's doing. One thing I know is that whoever Richard(Sr.) chooses to go on these trips and perhaps begin a relationship with him had better be a good match for his family too, 3 sons, 3 daughters in law, 7 grandchildren, any assorted pets, and Richard's 2 sisters.

Saturday night what fun those of us who were still left in MB had when we shared a final dinner with Richard. We went back to the restaurant that some of the ladies and Richard went to Wednesday night. I had the honor of toasting Richard after those of us drinking alcohol received our drinks. I tossed back a generous shot of Jameson's Irish Whiskey in one swallow bottoms up!(first time I've ever done such a thing & not likely to do I hardly ever drink but the time seemed right for a shot, and everyone enjoyed watching me do this crazy (please, don't anyone be offended by my drinking, good

I drove home last night very late. Our dinner reservation was for 9:30pm so we didn't get done until midnight. It took me 2 hours to drive home with little traffic on a cool night. It was nice to be alone with my thoughts of the past 3 days.....

I will share my more personal musings later today on the Blog as I have been enough of a night owl for today. I was nuts enough to go this afternoon to a local water park with a friend of Had a great time!

Zoe, Kathryn, and Miss Thang Gael I miss you already!

Lois, The Operawench

Monday, September 05, 2005 3:07:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and the 'gang':)
We have a 'petty tyrant' on the loose:)

Anonymous: You are soooo misinformed, don't you have anything better to do than try to conjure up lies? What are you talking about? I have never set foot in Texas, as for California visited once a few years ago. I reside in Toronto for the past 15 years and yes I am 'out of africa' born in Cape Town South Africa and left Cape Town in 1978 for Toronto Canada. Who is Stephanie??????? My initials are VJ and yes I have waistlength natural blonde hair, and NEVER have I posted a picture of myself on the site and certainly don't plan to for good reason:) What is your problem? I have a gut feeling pertaining to WHO you are so back off and quit gettin' yer knickers in a twist.
The most important information ONLY Richard has privvy to so git yer head in the right place, sometin' is loose:)
By the way it just occured to me that way back on Richard's Blog there was a 'stephanie' who gave Richard a 'run for his money' created quite a stir on the blog, a real pain in the 'punjub'/A--S:)you seem to have that same 'energy' but ce la vie! Richard is the only one who will 'see' me if the fates allow and if it is destined to be. Go fly a kite and may the gentle breeze lift you up up and away to a distant galaxy! This kind of neurotic behavior sends a strong signal to me! As Richard previousely said on the blog it is not wise to give out email addresses, phone numbers etc. thank goodness I followed that good suggestion and as someone said on the blog, we are ALL anonymous whether we use real names or post as 'anonymous'!
May your restless Heart and Soul find Peace and Love! And kindly show respect and dignity towards the bloggers on this, Richard's Site! My wish for you is that you know what Love truly Is....the sweetest thing!
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:18:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

To the Anonymous Richard's friend since age 13. You have a right to defend Richard and you certainly have a right to remain anonymous, but don't expect the bullies, the dictators, who want to run the show to recognize you. They want your picture, they want your bio, and they want you in their society of ripping up men. GO TO CLICK GIRLS BLOG SITE AND SEE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. It has become quite vicious. I had a feeling this would happen. They want control and if they were not recognized immediately by Richard, they feel dejected and are ripping him up. They tried to take over his blog, HIS BLOG!!, and now they have been pulling off the blog because they are punishing him. I think it is just terrible the things these people are saying. Maybe if they leave the blog, you will see a different class of women enter. You are either a lady or you are not. You either go with the flow or get out. These women need to just post on their own vicious blog. Anonymous and will remain so until I want to change.

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:33:19 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings Joe,
I was checking some old blogs and newsletters to see if the next Bachelor meeting in Chicago was set in stone and what hotel it will be at. You may have already wrote this somewhere but could you please do it again so I can see if it fits in my schedule. I've got some lady friends that would like to go up with me to see what it's all about!! Make it a great day!! Michelle Bahr

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:57:26 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Greetings Joe,
I was checking some old blogs and newsletters to see if the next Bachelor meeting in Chicago was set in stone and what hotel it will be at. You may have already wrote this somewhere but could you please do it again so I can see if it fits in my schedule. I've got some lady friends that would like to go up with me to see what it's all about!! Make it a great day!! Michelle Bahr

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:57:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Richard's friend since age 13. I forgot to mention that these women call themselves "MUCKRAKERS". When I first saw this word I did not know what it meant. Here goes: According to The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language:
Muckraker- To accuse of bad faith or broadcast accusation of corruption, especially if unjustly. Are they not Muckrakers? Certainly they are! They just spit out muck continually without regard to others feelings and they are usually quite incorrect in their assumptions. We need a very different class of woman on this blog, and I for one am glad to see them remove themselves.From the ANONYMOUS, LADY, LADY JAYNE

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:57:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and 'posse'
It truly is time for the sorting of the 'wheat from the chaff' here on this Blog. I only hope that when you choose the 6 ladies whom you plan to travel with will not get into the predictable 'cat-fight' that seems inevitable when you put a few women together in one room let alone a situation such as having to choose one man!!!! It is disaster waiting to happen, take it from a beautiful woman who knows the 'sting' of a jealous woman's psychic 'attack' and when the feeling of rejection sets in then what was once a calm tranquil sea becomes a storm second to none. I ask you to please reconsider your plans to choose 6 finalists and then travel one-on-one for a month per are placing yourself into a 'viper's nest' by taking that route. The journey of the Soulmate is one that the world does not have to have a 'stake in' as the destructive energies 'out there' are real. A wise Soul once told me that the first 2 years of the man and woman meeting one another is vital to establishing their connection and that to 'coccoon' themselves away from the rest of the world, in orde to protect what is so very precious!
What seems to be happening with those who feel rejected is already a SIGN...and trust your intuition and those closest to you!
Richard you are a very special man and deserve to be shown the utmost respect and dignity as you show others. I have avoided the 'pitfalls' of jealous women at the best of times and keep them at 'arms length' for good reason:)
Your original idea of choosing ONE WOMAN to travel with be it a month, two or three is still the safest route, afterall you are searching for True Love and the minute you see HER you will know, without taking her on a trip. It takes a lifetime to get to know someone, as you grow, share, learn ,experience together!
Chemistry is that elusive elexir that exists between two people, yes attraction is common but that special 'something' is rare!
It is a very exciting Mission for sure...ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE!
Love...Live and Laugh:)
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
Toronto Canada

Monday, September 05, 2005 8:35:32 AM  
Sunrise said...

After taking time to check out the blog this am, I am quite amused-I can't believe some of these women have the time or the inclination to spend time being negative. After reading all this, and knowing I will probably not be able to make one of these face to face "get togethers" due to the fact I work 60 plus hours a week, I don't know that I am missing alot. I would have loved to meet Richard face to face, (I did send a video and bio), but I can't imagine that any one woman could have that large of an impactin that situation. I am praying that Richard and friends are seriously viewing the videos and reading the bios carefully. I am off to an evauee center (with 7,000 evacuees) to spend the day, hopefully helping some of these desperate people. Kudos to all of you positive women!

Monday, September 05, 2005 8:53:29 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I have so many great memories of the 4 day soiree in Manhattan Beach(as it turned out to be) and am trying to write the Newsletter right now. Much more on that I hope will be in your e-mail tomorrow. Re Chicago, I do not have the dates but continue to hope it will be September 15, 16, and 17, or September 22, 23, and 24. As soon as I know I will post it on the blog and send out a Newsletter. Re comments and other blogs. That's one of the great parts about our country-freedom of speech. That makes sense as long as one is giving personal opinions. I only take issue with outright lies or misleading statements or slanderous statements. I, for one, am delighted that unhappy people have their own blog site. 'Nuff said. Richard Roe P.S. A great big thanks to everyone who attended the event and to the bloggers who have shown their class and decorum.

Monday, September 05, 2005 8:57:27 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Richard I, too, am left with good memories. A few disappointments perhaps, but those are just lessons I was to learn for reasons that may not be apparent right now.
I am taking down the NNBBSH website, I really had fun but think it has run it's course.
I hope the blog takes on the flavor that some feel has been missing. Since the energy flow here and "there" is starting to feel negative and draining I am opting to remove myself for the time being and concentrate on some things that are truely important in my life. No sour grapes here....thank you for the experience.

Monday, September 05, 2005 10:11:48 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha ROE/MANce and ADVENTUROUS Richard:) 'Jolly' Joe and 'posse':)
Nice to see 'THE LEADING MAN' on the blog again:) YES thank goodness the unhappy people have their own blogsite, and YOU know who they are, in fact I have often wondered if it was you posing as 'the rich old geezer' to test the sincerity of those who truly desire to meet their prospective Soulmate. I must admit when 'seeing' the BIG PICTURE:) it would have been a sure TEST to see who was genuinely interested in meeting you. Another TEST is what has been reported here on the blog from 'anonymous' regarding the gossip and negative chatter behind 'closed doors', so to speak!
I stick with my plan to Post here and only photos, no email phone number....nuttin' but my contribution here on THIS blogsite
supporting your MISSION of ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE whilst remaining incognito:) for good reason:)
I too am a LADY! If I have anything to say, so be it, this is where I choose to say it in as cordial a manner as possible! What you 'see' is what you get:) September's tentative dates for Chicago, interesting:) Rest assure it is going to be an incredible turnout! Richard I must say you handle situations with class and diplomacy, an example for all of us! You are a true leader cut from a different cloth for sure and of 'the old school' Just my observation!
You are a Warrior with a 'Fighting Spirit' it! :) A TRUE SURVIVOR!!!!!

'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. A challenge at times, but That Is Life....Ce La Vie!!!! :)

Monday, September 05, 2005 10:16:00 AM  
macushla56 said...

dreamweaver - just a short note - if you couldn't register as dreamweaver it's because someone else has already logged that identity - you may have to do as I did and add another digit at the end (or beginning) in order to log in "blue" as dreamweaver and protect yourself with a password! Best wishes - BH

Monday, September 05, 2005 11:02:54 AM  
dreamweaver said...


Monday, September 05, 2005 12:25:41 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and 'posse'

Well, MACUSHLA56 thank you for the 'tip' and that was me 'testing' so this will have to suffice, it doesn't seem to work the other way for what ever reason!

By the way is your name MACUSHLA from the movie 'Million Dollar Baby'? It is an Irish term/name and if my memory serves me, it has a profound meaning. It was on the back of Hilary Swank's Boxing Jacket in the movie.
What is the meaning of Macushla again, please let me know and is it Gaelic?
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)

Monday, September 05, 2005 12:41:10 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hello All: I haven’t been posting for the past few days – because I have been working every day – until today. And, also, because I was ‘taking in’ all of the comments from those who returned from MB. I felt it was more important for Richard and Joe to receive the feedback that they have requested – from those who were in attendance at MB. Another reason I have not been posting … is because I have been very disturbed by some of the comments made by ‘Anonymous’ (don’t know if the comments are all from one poster – or many). At any rate … it has saddened my heart. Had my Blog not been specifically referred to today, I would not feel a need to make a comment at this time. But … I will respond to a few things.

First of all, thanks to Joe for posting such great pics … and for allowing those of us not able to make it to MB to share in the excitement. I am so grateful – that we were not ‘forgotten’. : ) Sounds like it was a great event … and that many new friendships were made and that all had the opportunity to meet Richard face-to-face … and determine if there was … or was not … a connection. Thanks to all … for sharing your thoughts and comments with us. It has been fun … and interesting. : )

Greetings Karen. I’d like to respond to your question – about why so many of us are always commenting about Anonymous posters not identifying themselves. You sound like a very intelligent and reasonable person – and I’d like to take a moment to explain why I, personally, would appreciate it. It is not because I want to know a persons true identity … it is merely to have some way to communicate a message directly to a poster – rather than to just an ‘Anonymous’. A Blog, by its very nature, becomes a form of ‘community’. And, as part of a community – it doesn’t seem so odd to me – that we would want to be able to address someone by a name – even if it is just a screen name – like many of us have. It doesn’t have to be a real name. And you are so right – when you say that we are all still 'Anonymous' – whether we sign a name – or not. But – as you will notice on this post alone, there are many Anonymous posts – and it is difficult to know if they are all the same poster – or several different ones. And there are many posts that are rude and unkind – and they mostly come under that 'Anonymous' title. There are several posters – like Vj and Myriam – who always sign their name – even if they are under the Anonymous label. I just find that to be an appreciated courtesy.

To the Anonymous Posters – I don’t know who wrote what … so I will just make a general statement. If you wrote it – then the comment is for you. If you didn’t – please just ignore it. I have no way of knowing who is who … but I have to say – I am so disturbed by the comments made … about Linda … about CJ … about Vj … and the NNBBS. For what point? Just unkind … rude … and uncalled for. Talk about ‘taking over’ Richard’s site! You have made it an uncomfortable place to visit.

I’m just curious what kind of person would feel that – in the midst of wonderful reports of fun and excitement from MB … and just a general sense of good well – why someone felt they had to make such a comments. It is really bothering me.

And to those who feel it appropriate to comment on Richard’s hair cut ... I even cringed when I read those comments. I just don’t understand why people feel they have to make personal attacks or criticisms. It pains me for those who have been commented on – including Richard.

To the poster who wrote about my Blog. I take exception to your comments. My Blog was started out of courtesy to Richard – because many people were writing here … and wanting an opportunity to ‘chat’ about all sorts of things … and Richard had requested that we start our own Blogs … so that his site could be specifically related to ‘Romance and Adventure’ and his cause. So I started my Blog – as an open forum for discussion. If you truly did go to my Blog – and read everything that has been written … you will see that there are many varying opinions. And everyone has a right to say what they feel … what they believe … what they think. And Yes – it is an opportunity to ‘vent’. And often we disagree with each other. But – if you look at recent comments – and you think about what you are reading – you will understand that many went to MB … and some came home excited and looking with hope towards the future. Others came back hurt … disappointed … without hope for being part of Richard’s venture. Can you not have one bit of empathy and heart – for people who may have been disappointed? I think not. If you looked far enough – you would have also seen that we have helped each other through problems and difficulties … deaths of loved ones … offering support to ones who could not locate loved ones after Hurricane Katrina … and celebrating the joys of life. Maybe you didn’t, in your negativity, see all of that as well. You seem to only look for the bad.

Regarding ‘us’ pulling off of Richard’s Blog – I don’t get where that comes from. As far as I know, there has been no ‘dictate’ to not post on Richard’s Blog … and how would Richard be ‘punished’. That is rubbish! A couple of people have said that they realized that there was nothing in this for them now … and have opted to move on. Can you honestly criticize someone for that? Honestly? And why would you group all of ‘us’ – into one? We are all individuals – with different thoughts and feelings … and different opinions. So please … if you are going to make statements and unkind comments – please, please … be accurate and think things through before you write. I think it is you – who wants to take over Richard’s site. It is you – who have made his homecoming negative … and you who have brought down the excitement and uplifting feeling that was created by MB. How sad!

To Lady Jayne (who I believe might have been the Anonymous that made the comments about my site as well) Your comment: ‘they are usually quite incorrect’ – relates to you as well – especially when you say: ‘they’ call themselves ‘Muckrackers’. One person jokingly called herself that – because she made a mistake on a post – and re-posted a second little add-on, saying that she was a Muckracker. So … seems you need to get your info straight – if you are going to ‘slam’ others. In light of all of your cruel and unkind posts - you, my dear, are anything but a Lady!

And to Richard – I hope that your time at MB was all that you hoped for! It sounds like it was an exciting event … and one to be remembered for a long time! It was such fun to see the pics … and to hear about all of the fun coming from MB. Thanks much!

Regards to All,


Monday, September 05, 2005 12:56:44 PM  
Karen said...

Clickgirl: thanks for getting back with me on the reasoning behind so many people being concerned with other's using the identity of Anonymous.
Richard... please let us know if you are seriously planning on other get togethers, after Chicago.

Monday, September 05, 2005 2:09:50 PM  
droma said...

Here some words of my "wisdom" come about from entering into a man's world when women were not wellcome there, and few given the chance to do so.:
Any group of people with the chance of a desirable "position" will have interpersonal "fights" regardless of gender. The means of these "fights" are somewhat gender typical. Women as a group are often quoted as showing catty, vicious, and backstabbing behavior. In men this is called aggressiveness. Their reactions are often more ruthless and self serving.
From my vast experience with women,
they are more supportive, caring, and considerate to others than men.
Vive la difference!!

On a lighter note: Did any of you stargazers get to see Venus and Jupiter on 8/27, with Venus being the brighter of the two? I live in (than) cloudy Ohio.

Monday, September 05, 2005 2:16:33 PM  
Marty said...

I have to say I had a great time.

I agree with the statement that Richard handled ALL women the same, with respect and warmth. No matter what they may have been doing or saying to him.

The best part for me was finding my friend I lost 28 years ago, so thank you for that.

I am sorry that the two of us spent a lot of time catching up and didn't get to meet a lot of you women. What a small world and I hope that no matter what happens-Pam and I hope we can get together with some of you and maybe even travel as a group.

Yes, you could see Richard's soul if you looked into his eyes. Did like what I saw just like the rest of you.

Hope you all have a good week.


PS, help, murder, police it won't let me sign up. I will keep trying

Monday, September 05, 2005 2:24:59 PM  
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Monday, September 05, 2005 2:53:54 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Aloha Richard....Joe and the 'lone rangers' standing guard on them thar hills....'posse':)owwww!

LADY BASE CAMP: You certainly exude a gift for writing, very informative and interesting post,
how 'bout a book someday? Ditto to
having a beautiful Planet Earth and appreciate our oceans Fauna and Flora etc. I do my bit by sorting my weekly 'stuff' and as we each take responsibility to do our part, we make a difference in the world we live in as miniscule as it may seem from where we stand, it has to start somewhere!
The journey towards change begins with the first step!

CLICKGIRL: Thank you for the positive go girl! :)

DROMA: I appreciate your input, thankfully we are all different yet the paradox is we are created from the same 'mold'and thank goodness Female and Male:) which makes for a very interesting world! I find people fascinating at the best of times and the Human mind has always intrigued me. It does not surprise me that my daughter is Psychology Major!
Now back to what Richard's Blog is here for ROE/MANce and ADVENTURE and whatever the final decision will be, he is at the helm and he has to live with his choice(pun intended:) I for one must admit ordinarily it is not my style to compete for a man, I always get what I ask for and that is what the Universe 'sees' as necessary for me to experience on my Spiritual/Life's Path, not what I think is good for me and always presents challenges enabling me to grow and hopefully mature:) although I have a tendancy to be very childlike as I am not sure what I want to be when I grow up:)
Love...Laughter and Music makes the world go 'round!
Cheers to ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE for ALL of us!
'out of africa'
now where's that Moon...oh yeah it is New Moon!

Monday, September 05, 2005 3:51:14 PM  
Phyl said...

Instead of writing a long post, I would like to say that I echo everything that Brenda aka Clickgirl has said.

Once again, we have vicious 'anonymous' posters here.

To the poster who calls herself Lady Jayne .... well all I can say to you is that you don't learn anything, do you. I said last week that you certainly do not come across as a lady and that is still my opinion (to which I am entitled).

Richard: you have said many times in the past that you read everything, yet you told people in MB that you don't read your blog. Having read your posting today, maybe you should practice what you preach i.e. about outright lies and misleading statements!!!!

Incidentally if you don't read the blogs why are you taking on board as being true the comments of a few mad-sounding anonymous posters here on your blog?

Some of the stuff that has been written here is quite disturbing.


Monday, September 05, 2005 4:00:12 PM  
Phyl said...

p.s. to Vj

Macushla is a gaelic endearment along the lines of 'darlin'.

Ciao ... Phyl

Monday, September 05, 2005 4:14:41 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello all,
It appears that the event in MB was a huge success and it seemed to be a wonderful networking opportunity for so many great women.
I am hoping that a lot has been learned that will help to make an even greater event in Chicago for so many contestants who are sincerely into this process. Their giving of their time, energy and expense will be moments to be remembered forever.
I am hoping that the Chicago event will take place with enough time so that many of the participants can make arrangements far enough in advance. I really hope that it will be held on Sept. 22,23,24 to allow the time that it takes to plan the entire time off, get flights and prepare for the event. Time is getting away from us to have it any earlier. I think it will be a bigger success if we allow time for everyone to make their plans.
Here's hoping.......and looking forward to the Chicago visit.

Monday, September 05, 2005 5:27:30 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

While I dislike answering on the blog, at times, as before, I will set the record straight. To La Dolce Vida. First my thanks as you have consistently been a lady on the blog and a delight to read. As to "not knowing Suzanne" and that "it seems to be obvious he does not read the blog" these need corrections. In fact, as you will read in a little upcoming message to "Phyl," I read the blog at least once every hour that I am awake. If I am away from the office, sometimes less, but to say what you did is 100% patently incorrect. Re Suzanne, she did ask if I knew her name and I did respond that I did not. Once she told me her name, I IMMEDIATELY spelled her last name out, and knew her site, and I said "You look different, and in fact prettier, than the picture on the blog, so I did not recognize you." I then said to Suzanne that I had a nickname for her-The Desert Fox." Please, before making statements about things like not reading the blog, or about statements I may have made, feel free to e-mail me and ask these questions so you do not write incorrect "facts," or just a part of the actual exchange. Thank you. To Phyl, who in the past has posted 100% inaccurate statements, and who I have had numerous e-mails with, I wish she, too, would check her facts before spouting off incorrect ones. You said that I told people in MB that I never read the blog. As you may have just read, that is wildly off base and totally wrong. Now it could well be true that someone told you that, incorrectly, but they never heard me utter those words. It's irritating when you present statements as facts as they are misleading, and they are not factual. Check with me before making statements that you claim to be facts when you weren't even there to know one way or the other. Ask me and you'll get answers if it is an appropriate time for me to answer them. Also, I do delete any remarks I feel are nasty and I just deleted one I felt unfair to Linda. Linda was great, a real lady, a very pretty lady, and I'm sorry to see she may be signing off her blog. She and the other ladies in the NNBB Sisterhood added SO MUCH to the events in Manhattan Beach, and I applaud their WONDERFUL efforts. And for the record book, in my humble opinion, Linda looked great with her belly ring. Respectfully submitted, RR

Monday, September 05, 2005 6:10:27 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Phyl, Vj, Brenda, And Cj
Hi girls, wow looks like everyone made it home safe and sound.. and with the an expierence to last a life time..
i too heard the words that our man doesn't read his blog, but that is 3rd person..
brenda i checked out your site.. i was moved by all of the support, it was no different than the support we give here.. in fact i was "HAPPY" to see a lot of women speaking more freely, something i need to be careful about and usually have to go back and delete a few choice words that i haqve typed, simply because-well i am certain bar talk isn't allowed on this site!! and there were times i was mad enough to write it.

As far as Richard's choice i am thinking there will be a lot of broken hearts out there. but i think it would be a better position if you will, for him, to narrow his choices before annoucing the dates, then only sending invitations to the choices, with a televised? day or two of the event? just a suggestion.... if he is reading this.. and oh by the way, i also think he should fit the bill.. i mean come on.. if a man wants to take me out, i am not going to pay for the date! any input? i am sure there will be a lot of you who will have a lot to say.. come on now, fire away.. i will check back tomorrow.

for my friends, who are not blogging- GOD BLESS YOU- LOVE YA-

Monday, September 05, 2005 6:24:27 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi again, Richard Sorry I didn't even address you...ooooppppsssss.
uummm welcome home it sounds like you had a wonderful time, i would have liked to have b4een there because, of all of my blogging buddies, it sounds like the food was great the water, the company the smiles, and what the heck i might have made an impression on you.

no i didn't suggest t.v. because i want to be on t.v., however i am certain there are those that wouldn't mind, and i have had my time on t.v. before. but i am most likely not in the running..
too many to look at.

even when i was doing realestate and looked at homes, after 6, there were too many, what are you doing? what kind of piles are you making? enqire minds want to know!!! I never get answer to e-mails and my questions don't get answered, you have a voice, a face, a body to go with my words what did you think of me???????
Iam strongly curious,
have a nice night,


Monday, September 05, 2005 6:45:17 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hello Richard,
Thank you so much for your comments about Linda. She has become a friend to me ... and many others ... and I was so sad to see some of the comments made about her. I am sure that you never intended for your Blog to be used in that way. I also appreciate your comments about the NNBBS. We never meant to be a source of negativity. As you have witnessed - by the gals that were at MB - we represent an amazing group of women ... who are, like you, searching for romance and adventure ... and are fun loving and full of life. So thank you, again, Richard. I appreciate your comments ... and you setting the record straight on things.

Warm regards,


P.S. Wanda - just FYI - I didn't make it out to MB. Had to work all weekend. Sigh : )

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:01:48 PM  
macushla56 said...

Dreamweaver - just happened to scan through here again and noticed your question. Macushla is Gaelic for darling - at least that was what I was told at the time I purchased my first Arabian mare - that was her name and it has always stuck with me. BH

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:03:17 PM  
droma said...


It was pointed out to me that my posting addressing you was not well understood. So I'll try to explain:

My comment was in response to your statement (just before RR's) that starts with
".. when you choose the 6 ladies whom you plan to travel with not to get into the predictable 'cat fight' that seems inevitable when you put a few women together in one room..."
and ends:" are placing yourself into a 'viper's

My experience of how men act when in competition is from entering
into a man's world, when I went to Medical School in this country. Than quite a few Medical Schools would not consider accepting a woman, no matter how good her credentials. A woman's place was at home, having kids. I was the divorced mother of 3&4y/o boys.

You know I am from Germany,and my English has knots in it, just like my knickers. Or is it twisted panties?


Monday, September 05, 2005 7:10:15 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

Through out eternity

Monday, September 05, 2005 7:29:52 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and the rest of the 'gang'

LA DOLCE VIDA: Thank you for recommending that site, Love Reigns Supreme and a reminder that nothing can stand in the way of Sacred Vows between Wife and Husband. This made my heart melt for it shows THE POWER OF LOVE! I saw snippets of it today on CNN. This couple was taken back to the area where they lived and in doing so, the Bride found her wedding dress amidst the rubble, they only had a few minutes to salvage what they could. Heartwarming and also heartbreaking!
Thank you 'Sweet P' for the meaning of the word MACUSHLA, my daughter said she also remembers it to be 'My Darling, My Blood'
Reminds me of the Sacred Vow that comes from the Hebrew Song "I AM UNTO MY BELOVED, AS MY BELOVED IS UNTO ME"
The Language Of Love is the most desired language in the world from the tiny baby to the Elder, we ALL have that innate need to be LOVED. That is WHO we truly are!
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. and even in our anger we are crying out for attention, love me, love me, love me, So Be It!

Monday, September 05, 2005 8:09:17 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Shalom...Salaam...Hola Prof. Richard and 'posse':)

MACUSHLA56: Thank you for your response as well. When I first noticed Macushla on Hilary Swank's Boxing Coat/Jacket and heard the Irish /Gaelic meaning it made such an impression on me for whatever reason! My Beloved Mother had an Arab Stallion many years ago in South Africa named 'Shep'. This horse loved her so, there was an invisible thread connecting the two. Shep stepped into a deep pot-hole and had to be put down, it was hearbreaking and my dearest Mother never rode a horse again after that loss! Very highly strung breed and extrememly intelligent, could see the 'fire'
in Shep's eyes and her ears would twitch at the sound of my Mother's voice!
Yes, a tapestry of many different stories and vivid memories to be cherished from out of africa!
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. Machushla is a beautiful name for a horse!

Monday, September 05, 2005 8:34:12 PM  
dreamwever said...

Extrememly = Extremely:)

Monday, September 05, 2005 8:44:01 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Oy Vey Richard, Joe and Entourage:)
I am tired, so much so that I didn't even spell dreamweaver correctly!
Good nite y'all...sweet dreams
I am ready to visit my Beloved in my dreams in that special place in the 'rose garden' made for two!
Some Enchanted Evening...You Will See A Stranger....You Will See A Stranger Across A Crowded Room....Enshala!
p.s. Richard you have beautiful hands, shows good character, healing powers too!

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:03:13 PM  
Kathi said...

Sharingthenight: I like your suggestion of just inviting women that Richard is interested in to a party. One doesn't get to know anything about a person in four minutes. One wouldn't get to really know another person in one or two days; but one would know after spending a little bit of time with a person, if they are interested in them or not. We shouldn't be judged on our looks or the size of our chests. Which is the only option Richard has, when he spends four minutes with someone. Perhaps, in that four minutes, one female might get lucky and make a comment that catches Richard's attention. Good chance that someone else wouldn't be able to get in 'an attention getting' comment... and ends up being not considered. Besides this, a lot of us think that 'we are the one' for Richard and we will be hurt. I realize that we are all grown ups, but like Richard, we have our dreams. The way it is was done at MB (and I wasn't there) appears as if a group of women were paying homage to Richard. Is this what the jouney is suppose to be? I realize this is negative, and there has been lots of comments about how negative this blog is becoming. Perhaps this is the reason. 1000 to one ratio... that is negative.

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:09:49 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

I can think of nothing negative in acknowleding and appreciating what each one of us has,
be it small.... be it big,
as individual free thinking adults

vs what we don't have!!

Please...lets take this opportunity to celebrate all the "have gots".......that is big!!
La Belle xox

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:28:16 PM  
Franny said...

Hi -

Any thoughts about putting the photos in a separate link (like a photo album)instead of the blog??

Sometimes I just want to get to the comments to see what's new and I have to scroll through all the posted photos. Nice as they are, however :)

Monday, September 05, 2005 9:40:28 PM  
Marty said...

For those that did not go to MB it was not like some think.

Richard and Joe tried their best to meet everyone and try to spend what little time they could with them.

I didn't feel lost in a crowd-there were so many neat women there to talk to and hear about what they are doing in the lifes.

There were only-I think so don't hold it to me-120 women there. Now those are not bad odds.

Were there big boob-man made :)-hands on his butt you bet yea. But there were more ladies there with class that didn't go there and acted like ladies.

It was a brave step for a lot-but what fun. I only hope that out of this we all can start something that will allow us to travel together or at least play somewhere once a year.

Can't get hurt-we all are grown ups and know what we have gotten ourselves into adventure. I hope we are all still looking and going to events that prince charming would show up at-don't get me wrong-would love to be one of the six. I just can't hold my breath for that long lol.

It is a sisterhood and I hope and pray we don't lose site of that. I lost Pam and after 28 years of her missing it reminds me how important that sisterhood is.

All have a fun week.


Monday, September 05, 2005 10:02:02 PM  
honestgal said...

So sorry to lose the blog NNBBSH site today. It is a great loss to all of us. I hope the positive sisters will keep on writing and encouraging every day. Thanks Joe, Nancy and Umberto for performing a great feat this past weekend for all the wonderful ladies! I hope you had a safe and wonderful Holiday!


Monday, September 05, 2005 10:53:29 PM  
Merrymary said...

Since I am realatively new....may I ask,What is NNBBSH????I enjoyed looking at the pictures very much. Poor Richard...I'm sure it will be hard to pick but as in Winston Churchills shortest speach"Never give up." I am happy it was such a lovely time. I wish I'd been there. Mary from Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:21:28 AM  
onrynurse said...

Looks like all of you had a great time!!!

I had a wonderful time with my baby grandson///he is 5mo. and 2ilbs abt 27 in tall sooo sweet!!

Have a great week.....hope the labor day hol was good for all!!


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:30:51 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Hello to all

What a wonderful morning it is as I wake this morning with a smile for the great memories that I will keep forever. If I could turn back the clock and rerun last week I surely would.

A great big hello to Marty, one of my new friends that I just met. Hope you will join with me in keeping the ideas of good travel for all of us alive. We have such a great opportunity here for future travels.

Have a GREAT day everyone.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:40:02 AM  
onrynurse said...

Sorry for all the recent negativity here on the site!!

I was appauled, really!! Linda in Tusan has always been so possitive and fun!! And Suzanne...desertflower!!
I just hate it when these things happen!!

Hope all in the group you guys created still remain friends..isn't that what life is all about!!

By the way, Richard, you looked great!!


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:48:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

HI MerryMary of OK
I'm a neighbor just east on the OK&AR border. How can I get in touch with you?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:55:33 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning, And Good Morning to all who are reading the blog!
I did not mean for my blog to sound mean in any way, I was tierd, and very hurt, to have heard that some of my friends felt that they needed to move on, and not follow through, even though they feel they don't have a chance to travel with Richard, now I probably don't either, but I have made friends here, just as I feel I can call Richard my Friend ~ yep, we don't agree alot of the time and thats okay, that is what friends do.. we should be able to support each other on different views, different levels, I will be happpy for those that Richard chooses, they will be in good company, I am sure.. according to Richard's friend since he/she was 13. when I sent in my video it was nothing fancy, it was not even 3 minutes long in fact i had stopped it pushed the record button so there is a big blue blank, and then there might be a blip of me in a dress at the end of the 3 minute. my "bio" was not.. it was a brief letter, so ladies please don't be negative, don't think you have to leave, and if you believe you are Richard's Soul Mate, you just might be! my point to all of this babbling is simply ~I had my say, I am gald to have met you, and don't quit, hang in there.. follow through. you just never know whats gonna happen, only time will tell. I believe this adventure no matter what the out come is~~~~~ no matter what small part we have all been in, I feel the need to express strongly, you are all beautiful women and do not forget that.never ever feel degraded, or paraded, you should feel like a star instead! and let me point out to you all that were at MB~I was not able to be there, even though i hear some of you felt as though you were in a "cattle herd" let me tell you~ coming off a ranch, there is nothing prettier then seeing a HERD of cattle. so I Am envious I was not in that HERD...

This Cinderella is so poor she can't even be Cinderella lol...

any way I have tied the blog up long enough i hope you get the message i am trying to get across..
I do love ya hugs...


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:58:14 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

"When someone hurts us
we should write it down
in sand where winds of
forgiveness can erase it away.

But when someone does
something good for us,
we must engrave it in stone
where no wind
can ever erase it."

La Belle xox

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:23:33 AM  
sunni said...

Hi Everyone,

I've been away on my own
'sisterhood' bonding weekend
and actually got my girlfriend
hooked up with a date!!! via per-
sonal ads in the local newspaper.

THANKS JOE/RR for all the great
photos of the weekend, and loved the
close-ups of look much better
up close...and in pink pants!!
Sounds like you pulled off a seemingly im-
possible task, meeting over 100 women, keeping
them all in chocolate, and smiles...congrats!!

I wish I could have been there...not to be
a candidate...but to meet all the wonderful
women from the blog...

I hope that the blog will retain it's
members and thus it's incredible energy.
We've all gained from participating in this,
making new friends and putting ourselves
out there for change....not just in our Love
lives, but to risk a new adventure on any level.



Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:01:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still. (Seneca)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:12:10 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

My mom use to tell me "If you don't have anything nice to say about a person...don't say anything at all!"
Sounds like advice some people really need here, please grow up, life is short and time is precious!
Think fun,fun,fun and positive thoughts!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:15:16 AM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Peggy, I hope this is I just retired from real estate thus homz4u.....R U In Ark???? That's where my mother and dad were from and I talk like Kate from The Real McCoy's. I did the video and I'm sure it'll give Richard a real belly laugh...but it's me. I hit red bracelett and went into Click girl so now understand. Please email me anyway and tell me if you're going to Chicago. Thanks. Mary

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:17:06 AM  
Marty said...

Goodmorning to all-OK afternoon to others.

Callmelin-what is your real name. I meet so many wonderful women it is hard to keep some of the names straight. I hope we can all keep
the dream of travel going and now we have such a big and fun group to travel with. Maybe everyone won't be able to go-BUT by Dec I should be in my home in AZ and we could have a great pool/PJ party for those who could come.

I really want to keep in touch with a lot of you.

As you know Pam is the most talented person I know so with her help we could have a blast here in AZ once a year.

Now-yes it is true-I would love a one month slot with RR for travel-but now as with him-I see a bigger picture.
If all of us brought one male friend on a cruise there would be plenty to go around. I would be more than will to take that task on if RR and poor tired Joe do not have the time in the future.

How about some feed back-what do you guys think?


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:24:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Richard:

Regarding your comments re my last posting on the blog, you obviously need to read it again.

I echoed Brenda's (Clickgirl) comments which were posted before mine.

I addressed the anonymous poster aka Lady Jayne.

I addressed you regarding your reading/or not of the blog. I mentioned no names of anyone else.

Not for the first time, you react with inaccurate statements. I don't tend to post inaccurate statements and take issue with you saying that I have in the past done so. It would be courteous of you when you're addressing me not to refer to me as 'her'.

Yes, I was told by someone who was in MB that you told them you do not read the blog. I chose to believe that person as I have no reason to believe they would lie about that fact.

Everything else in your post has nothing to do with me.

If you do read the blog regularly, you will know that I always treat people with respect but have no time for anonymous bloggers posting nasty comments.... I do not include all anonymous bloggers in that statement as you all know.

You might like to back up your comments about my posting 100% inaccurate statements in the past. I have no recollection of doing so and if I have done so, I would like to know what the comment was.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:26:14 AM  
Phyl said...

p.s. that last post addressed to Richard was from me .....


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:30:48 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Good Morning to all........I too am sorry for the negative things that have been said regarding those that put so much time and effort into this sb project.

I won't go there myself (to the negative side of things).

I said it on an earlier post that I thought it was a bit overwhelming by the time Thursday evening came around, (I was fortunate enough to arrive on Wed am when things were very calm)however, it did not stop me from having a good time.

I will cherish the memories of Aug 31-Sept 2, 2005. For me I try to find something in each day that I can cherish. Be it my gardening, lying in my hammock on my wrap around porch, my home, my children.

The positive things in life far out weigh the negative things in THIS woman's life.

If I were to sit and try to compare myself to all of the beautiful, itelligent, lovely women that were in attendance in MB last week I'd find so much fault in myself, and that would be so dumb. I am who I am, what you see with me is what you get. I know I don't even have the slighest of chances to be picked as a travel companion, but what a blast it was trying to be in the running!!!!

I too will be happy for those fortunate ladies that will be traveling with Richard come November 2005.

For the rest of us, timing is everything in life and one day, if it is meant to be, if we are meant to find that true love, the one love that will last us the rest of our lives it will happen.

Some of us have been fortunate to find it and we lost it through death, divorce, separation. The thing that is important is that we DID have it. Think of those that never have and maybe never will.

In stating the later I realize that for some that is the choice they want to make, and that is ok too.

I'm not sure if any of my ramblings make sense to anyone else but me, but I have been saddened by the way the blog has seemed to have turned since last week. And it is really too bad.

Hi Nancy, Mary R, Linda, Suzanne, Jan, Margaret Ann, Gael, Forrest Hills, there were so many more wonderful, kind, warm women I met. I know I shall never experience anything like last weeks activities again in my life and I am so glad I made the decision to attend.

I went with the mind-set that I was going to have a good-time no matter what, and I wasn't disappointed!!!!!!

Y'all have a wonderful day. Smile at least once today!!!

Deb Eddy

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:39:51 AM  

Good Morning Ladies,
I have been spending the last few days reading all that has transpired. My heart is heavy and saddened.I have responded to several comments which is usually not my MO. I always like to hear all sides, then test the waters and make my own judgement. I never read movie reviews or choose to see or not see something based on one critics opinion. It seems I have done that here, and I believe it is what many of us are doing also.
We have no reason to doubt Suzanne in her bringing forth "her observations on what she saw and heard. Nor do I doubt that what she said and heard is not true. We must remember that we all see things through "different eyes:(remember the movie Cabaret).
Unfortunatley what is happening here goes beyond the "he said/she said, different eyes,issue. There is a dynamics going on here I believe can only be worked out between Suzanne and Linda. Something took place that neither one has realized or may not want to admit. I could be wrong, but think about it. I know this is something that is going to be very difficult to work out in this format, I truely hope the two of you can do it one on one. We all know that expressing ourselves in writing takes on a whole different angle. There is nothing like the spoken word, the influction of a voice, body language, and most importantly the "eyes. Remeber CB'S mantra of managing expextation's, I saw a placque once that said" if you don't expect anything you can't be dissapointed.' Now I didn't exactly agree with this, but I think that in this instance, "RR SB " it would be the way to go.

I would be gravely dissappointed if all of this were to end. I was shocked when I went on the SB sight and saw photo's missing. I can only say that I find that soooo juvinile. Are we not adults here. I am feeling like I'm back in high school,(we should all be so lucky).
As to the question of whether or not I plan on attending the Chicago Event, I have been vasilating back and forth, but true to my own self,I'm a hard head, I have to see for myself.
I am not going with any inkling of thinking that I will be "the one", quite frankly as all of this as developed I have done a lot of introspecting and I think that the reason "I" am still single is because I probably like it that way.
My sole purpose in attending is to connect with all the WONDERFUL SISTERS I HAVE MET AND MADE FRIENDSHIPS WITH.

As I have stated in the past I thank Richard one million times over for what he has brought to us, "as I see it"
1.I've been introduced to the
world of blogging.
2.Learned to do some new things
on my pooter.
3.Been allowed to make new
friends and connections.
4.Seen and heard stories about
places I've never been and now
want to go.
5.Been reminded of what a
wonderful place we live in
with such a diverse and
fantastic collectoin of
people. All of us beautiful
in our own distinctive ways.
Showing us how we are each
an "original work of art"
6.We got out of our comfort
zones, looked outside the
box, shifted the paradigm.

We were and are all excited. It's an adventure. When was the last time many of us did something we don't usually do. It's been kind of like being a teenager planning a road trip, and yes many of us still do some of this but with family most of the time. It's made us feel young at heart. I know by no means that any of us are ready for the geriatric's ward yet but it's been "something new and different"
As for the issue of
'talk on this site, talk on that one". Well I must say Richard you will have to take responsibility for some of this.
When you put out a newsletter, we gal's are quick, we read, and we respond ASAP. Once we have expressed ourselves we then expect feedback (you know , like when your having a disscussion with your mate and he/she seems to be listening but they look as if they're waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy far away, and you say "well what do you think"). Women DO KNOW exactly what they want. That is why they "talk".
So maybe in the future you can be a little more pro-active in talking to us on the blog.

As for the issue of whether or not you read them, that will have to be seen .You do realize for whatever reason there has been a seed of doubt planted in our minds. My hope is that you are sincere in what you say. I believe you because I don't know you well enough,(actually not at all) to say anything to the contrary.
If you were overheard directing someone to turn for a photograph I can understand how it could be misconstrued, you've worked with camera's, made a film, and you had a professional there so you wanted the best shot's possible.

Also I've been pondering on the 6 out of 12, 3 panel plan. First off I think I can see the wiseness in that, the reality of it is, what if one you choose decides "she" doesn't click with you after all.
Also, an outside objective opinion can be very helpful and consrtuctive. I know we have all made mistakes in past relationshios and might not have heeded our friends observations and warnings only to say later "why didn't I listen to you.
In the heat of the moment we can get blindsighted.

All this said, I can only say, I hope that it all goes well and turns out to be exactly as you have perported it to be , "A SEARCH FOR ROMANCE, FUN, AND ADVENTURE, the end result being you get what you seek and not what some of us have been feeling underneath it all, a new TV reality show.

So to answer the question "will I be going" to the Chicago Event,
'yes'. I mean come on I live here, and I want to meet my new friends!

I will leave this little bit that I came across just the other day. What a way to see things differently about the same thing.

There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
1. He called everyone "brother."
2. He liked Gospel.
3. He couldn't get a fair trial.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
1. He went into His Father's business.
2. He lived at home until he was 33.
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure he was God.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
1. He talked with his hands.
2. He had wine with every meal.
3. He used olive oil.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
1. He never cut his hair.
2. He walked around barefoot all the time.
3. He started a new religion.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
1. He never got married.
2. He was always telling stories.
3. He loved green pastures.

But the most compelling evidence of all - 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman:
1. He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was no food.
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it.
3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was work to do.

MY sincerest love to everyone, and I will be back in the PM. Got to get out there and earn my living.

PS. Richard, Ithought the comment about you looking like Captain Kangaroo was out of line. I will say that I made a comment when Joe said you were of getting a haircut. I remarked that I hoped you were going to wear your hair as it was in the People mag. article. It does look great that way. I did log with my "name ' . Have no problem admitting who I am.

9/06/2005 12:44 PM

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:59:44 AM  

I think I've just won the prize for the longest blog.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:00:40 AM  
CallmeLin said...


Linda Graham from Santa Cruz. Love the idea of a AZ get together. I would like to put one together here in Santa Cruz with side trips to Monterey if anyone is interested. The option for a snowy winter get away to Donner Lake near Tahoe is also a possibility.

Deb Eddy how are you honey??? You looked so fab in that Mustang!!!!!!!!!Lets get together soon, I miss your beautiful smile. I got an email from Gael last night and she is missing us also. We just got to get together soon.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:25:35 AM  
honestgal said...

Thanks la vida for some true from the heart comments. And also thanks for keeping things upbeat.

I missed the MB weekend and due to work commitments I'll miss the Chicago weekend also. Does anybody have any updates on the 'trip'? One month? Six ladies?

If anyone is interested... burning man is a very strange traveling experience. I would not have attended, but I received a free ticket. The art was phenomenal with wild expressionism. No holds. I only stayed for 3 hours, biking around the flat desert. Tribal America. Has anyone attended Burning Woman?

I hope the earlier blogger ladies return with their feminine encouragement.

Hugs to all today!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:35:22 AM  
Debby Eddy said...


You sweetheart a get-together once I return from Maui(end of September) would be great. And thank you for asking, I am fine.

Did we not have the time of our lives?

I came home feeling like I have some new "good" buddies.



Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:32:46 AM  
soft_rain said...

Hello Richard

I hope all is well with you

I enjoyed the pictures

You are most handsome indeed

A genuine soul you are

A brave warrior for all to see

Standing tall and mighty

Searching out above and beyond

the horrizon for his maiden

With no expectations your search

shall soon end

with glorious passion two souls

shall soon blend

A cherished moment for all to share

two hearts laden and bare

soon to share a single beat as

soon as they will meet


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:29:28 PM  
JoeInMB said...

La Dolce Vida,

May I URGE you to be more careful what you write on the blog. Specifically, the comment "I was shocked when I went on the SB sight and saw photo's missing. I can only say that I find that soooo juvinile. Are we not adults here." Do you know FIRSTHAND why some photos have been taken off? Why do you have to assume there is something juvenile going on? Please think more carefully before you write about things of which you have no firsthand knowledge. If you want to ask a question, ask. If you want to speculate, please keep it to yourself.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:55:58 PM  
Franny said...

Hi -

I was reading this blog for quite a while before I entered-in just to study the sociological phenomena of blogging. But once I got the "feel" of the kind of bloggers here (mostly) who want andventure and "something else" in their lives, I had to make at least one posting to "pitch" my cause.

Maybe this blog is about "Romance and Adventure", but if it were, in fact, about "Love and Adventure" then I want to encourage any or all of you to be an international volunteer. What can I say about 30 adoring Thai(or Brazilian or Craotian...) children smiling at you because you just taught them "itsy-bitsy spider"?

For Richard's adventure, many apply and a few will be chosen. Let me assure you that if you apply for international volunteering YOU WILL BE CHOSEN !! And you can go for 2 weeks or 2 months (or 2 years if you join the Peace Corp - but that's quite a long time to be away from the children and grandchildren).

And there has been some sensational bonding through this blog - so why not go TOGETHER ?!?!?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 3:04:31 PM  
Nancy said...

I wish I could have been there to meet everyone, but I was trying to see how I could help the disaster victims. I was just so touched by this particular disaster and felt compelled to stay behind and try to help, I guess I missed a fantastic opportunity..looks like there were fabulous ladies I could have befriended, just beautiful all around. The bachelor wasn't too bad either...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:33:28 PM  
Avis said...

The pics were great I did note attend this event but loved the many faces of Richard and to see the comradery between the women was great.Hope to attend one of the meet the senior bachelor events

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:53:14 PM  
LA DOLCE VIDA said... no time have I been 'out of line' with anyone. My comment about the action regarding the photo's was in response to what was said on the other blogs/site's It was in no way ever directed "toward" the RR SB site. If that is what you are reading please look again and you will see that I was chastizing myself for being to quick to jump to conclusion, as I believe you have just done to me.
Now this is the first time I am directing my comment specificlly to "someone since you have chosen to do so. On other ocassions when I have done so it was to ask a question of some one.
I will say that in the past this style/type of response/reaction to something distainful is how RR has responded. I must say you have always been a gentleman,(not saying that Richard has not)so it surprise's and offend's me.

I am not sure but I believe photo's removed may have been some that Suzanne AKA desertflowers was in. I could be wrong.
I do know that there have been some dynamics going on there that all of us are not privy too, nor do I feel it is my buisness to interfere.If you read my post carefully I spoke of how we all can see the same thing yet see it differently.
I am not here to cast aspirtions on anyone, but in the true spirit of Richard's attempt to keep "everything fair to everyone' and not show favoritism and based on the conversation/comments on the other site's between Linda and Suzanne I am confused as to why Linda would post a "new" photo herself with "Richard". I believe it is in poor taste. It seems to smack of insensitivity.
I can't imagine Linda would have put that in there without getting it OK'd by Richard. The message being put out there is that she know's something other's don't. Even so that would be OK, it's their buisness, but it has been Richard's contention all along that nothing would be known until he makes his final decision.

I find myself pondering how and why out of all that was said in my post you latched onto that, because I said nothing but positive remarks. Read carefully, it was directed to the women who were in the photo's.

I can understand, things are very difficult it's hectic right now, we all make mistakes.

Just wanted to keep the record straight, and let you know I felt I was not deserving of the "repromand"


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:06:54 AM  

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