Monday, September 26, 2005

Some Chicago Updates!! Monday, Sept 26

Hello Ladies,

Entertainment for after the "Early Arrival Dinner", Thursday, September 29th at 9:30PM, State Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton Hotel!

Presenting, "The Sturgis Improv Group!" This entertaining group of comedians will have you rolling in the aisles with their special brand of improv comedy. They've been studying Richard and the Senior Bachelor endeavor so who knows what will come up. We'll also have some Great Door Prizes from our Senior Bachelor supporters to give away as well.

So plan to spend a rollicking evening with Richard at the Improv!

Also, the photography company at the Odyssey, Sharpshooters, says they will include a 4x6 copy of a group shot in the $10 special Senior Bachelor package! They said that once we get on board on Friday evening we immediately proceed up to the Observation Deck where they will take the group photo. The photos will be displayed for purchase when we disembark.

I've updated the "Meet the SB" page with all the Chicago information including the agenda. When you register, you will be provided a detailed Agenda and maps of all the meeting rooms. Remember, registration begins at 9:00AM on Friday but is available all day long. Same with Saturday.

More later!


PS- Keep an eye on the weather. It looks like we may luck out! Don't forget to pack an umbrella just in case.


ceesoo said...

Linda where are u??? I'll just be here first and say HAVE A GRAND time on Chicago ladies !!! It's getting better by the moment!
Connie AKA ceesooAKA dancingirl

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:16:41 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Wow I am first on the blog!!Linda must be at the gym.. :)

I thought we may be in for some laughs on Thursday. I was correct! Yeah Joe, that sounds like a blast. Can't wait!

The day is almost here.

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:16:59 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Ooops- ceesoo - you must have typed faster than me..
Good job!

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:17:51 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

I have a question - will we have access to computers at the Palmer House?
I am debating whether to bring mine.

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:25:14 PM  
Nancy said...

(aka Nancy in Ohio)

Thanks, Chandra, for letting us know on the previous blog that it will be brisk in Chicago this coming weekend. That helps, as we decide what to pack. Since it was the last comment on the previous blog, maybe some bloggettes didn't see it.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in just a few days!!!


Monday, September 26, 2005 2:26:10 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

OH darn, you girls beat me! Yes, I was at the gym.... and I had to take off my hat or get laughed at :)
I was doing OK but now I'm getting jealous about the Chicago shin-dig! So many planned girls in MB had to just wing it! Not a complaint...we found our way to the beach, Starbucks, all the important places. Joe I hope you'll be able to do as much picture posting as you did there!

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:55:42 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

Oh Crumbs!!!!, how did i end up with this photo on my monitor screen???

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:58:10 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

yes, LINDA, I don't think u should wear your "faery princess" hat to the gym...well, i got some results with your instructions, but not quite the one i wanted. now i have to figure out how to get this photo off my monitor screen, that should not be too difficult, but i don't know how it ended up where it did. (It is a photo of my 2004 Christmas Decor...4 Pink Flamingos, adorned in Christmas lights, pulling Santa's sleigh, - on my balcony) - my neighbours think i'm daft!

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:03:10 PM  
flowergirl said...

Gosh!! It just gets more fun my the minute. I wish it was Thurs. already. Thank you Joe for all the hard work and keeping us posted.

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:04:57 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Okay...took time out to watch Oprah and Linda's gone to the gym and she still beats me. Oh well...I'm getting soooo escited. I'll be there on Wed. eve.MM

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:10:06 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

desktop background all fixed up...i'm on information overload...being playing around with this computer for too long now...must get out for some fresh air...

LADIES OF THE BLOG: Richard's chicakees, i will be watching you wave from the Navy Pier...good luck all, in case i don't get on line again this week...

PRARIE CRITTER:- check out my blog. and let me know if it was you is drying herbs, was it Basil that you are growing lots of?

as soon as i figure out how to do it i will post my e-mail address there for anyone interested in e-mailing me.

in fact, i will compile a post with all the freezing instructions for herbs on my blog and anyone interested can simply check it out there (told you i was slow!)

cheers for now,

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:18:39 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Ay Ay Le Capitan ROE...JOE..Posse and 'Chickadees' ;)
Oooh m' goodness.. Improv....that is going to be amazing....they are going to pull our 'Leading Man' over the coals...roast him and toast him...LOL what a hoot it is going to be! The Improv has to be videotaped for this will surely be a time to remember;)
Sayanara y'all
Hugs and Kisses
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. Paula you are a lovely looking lady, a touch of Marilyn MonROE, especially in the white dress;)

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:22:39 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'n ROE...JOE ...Posse and 'Chickadees'

LINDAINTUCSON: Everytime I cast my eyes on your 'Veil' I have to smile
you are a brave one, and kudos to you for having the courage to show it on the blog, afterall this is all about ROEMANce and ADVENTURE;)
A wonderful thought...we are ALL Brides-To-Be ....itz gonna happen sooner or later, and our 'Leading Man' is going to be the FIRST SENIOR Bride-Groom-To-Be;) yabba dabba dooooo!

DESERTFLEURS/FOX: Thank you for the offer re posting m' picture but I will remain kinda incognito for now, y'all so very lovely!

Ciao for now
Senior Bachelorette:)

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:49:34 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Linda...I had celia F. go to your site to get instructions on doing the photos...Do you still have them on there??? I had made a copy and gave to my daughter and she did mine from her house. It's way beyond me. I have no desire to even try. I get frustrated ....Pam (my daughter)says I act dumb so somebody else will do stuff for me... Whatever it takes.
Paula....(poor Paula) What happens when a blond gets aLZIMERS DISEASE???/////woops..... Her IQ goes up. We pick on you because we like you so much. You really are a doll. See you soon. Mary

Monday, September 26, 2005 3:50:32 PM  
Mandukasana said...

Thank you, thank you thank you to Yvonne from Hawaii for a wonderful conversation giving me the courage to continue with my plans for Chicago. If it had not been for you Yvonne I do not think I would have made the trip. You are an angel and I can not wait to meet you. Jerri from southern Illinois

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:15:42 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Merry mary
You know I love the jokes,,bring em on... I may have used up my blog quota today however..
Oh well is another one..

Blonde revenge joke...
Why do brunettes love their hair so much...
Because it matches their mustash!!

Uhh the naughty mat I go hi ho hi ho...

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:16:38 PM  
Mandukasana said...

Hello Paula,

I read there is high speed internet service available at the hotel for $9.95 a day.

Jerri from Illinois

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:18:18 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Paula ,Okay I'll use mine up too. I got this one today and it's long 2 blonds are in a parking lot trying to unlock the door of their convertible with a coat hanger...The first one says"I can not get this door to open". The second one says "Well ,try harder, hurry up. it's starting to rain and the tops down".MM

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:24:14 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello all,
Weather update......
Hot off the weather forecast:
looks a bit warmer in Chicago for Saturday and Sunday -70's and low 50's so things ought to be perfect. Richard must know who to talk to in the weather department. Just know -
"If you don't like the weather in Chicago - just wait a minute and it will change."
See you soon.........


Monday, September 26, 2005 4:27:34 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Merry Mary - You and I are in touble for blogging there a traffic ticket for that?
Great joke...
Mandukasana - thanks for the internet info..but I am trying to find out if they have an internet center where I could just log on and not bring the laptop.
I will just give the hotel a call.

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:31:50 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Don't worry punishments in place for excessive blogging!

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:42:58 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Although I do think desertflowers holds the current record of 6 posts in a row before she got accused of talking to herself, ha ha. just teasing Suz!

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:44:20 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hello Richard,

Chicago looks like it will be lots of great fun,I believe you mentioned that the hat contest was open to all the ladies, via the world wide web.

To Ada: I did visit your link, scrolled down and voted for Second Wind, looks like it has 70% of the votes, good luck to you.

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:50:09 PM  
gold&spice said...

..Hi Joe you are so dependable! Happy evening! Ladies wittty and wonderful as usual! Just saying something so no one is alone talking out there. Our darling Roe is probably getting himself more handsome for the Chicago meet. Where are the bags under the eyes (for him) from reading the blog when we want them....laugh! Do remember the blog girls when you meet the new beauties. Frolic, laugh and be good. I am listening to the radio, "he's so shy" is playing..."and I'am so glad I got to know him"

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:08:11 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Maybe Richard could make up a naughty punishment for excessive blogging then we could all try to be bad girls

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:11:27 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Chicaaaggoo ! Chicaaaggoo!! La La La La La! (music in the background).

We've had a soft Georgia rain all day, my flowers are dancing and swaying to the beat! :)

Hope everyone has had a wonderful day! Life is really goooodd!!


Monday, September 26, 2005 5:13:37 PM  
soft_rain said...

A man was walking along a beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up, rubbed it and out popped a genie.

The genie said "You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and I'm getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three.

You only get one wish!"

The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm scared to fly and I get very seasick.

"Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?"

The genie laughed and said, "That's impossible! Think of the logistics of that!

How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete! How much steel!

You're going to have to think of another wish."

The man agreed, and tried to think of a really good wish.

Finally, he said, "I've been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don't care and that I'm insensitive.

So, I wish that I could understand women.

I want to know how they feel inside and what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment.

I want to figure out why they're crying, know what they really want when they say 'nothing', and know how to make them truly happy."

The genie paused for a while and said, "How many lanes do you want on that bridge?"

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:14:57 PM  
gold&spice said...

....since no one else has written in the last 10seconds. I am still listening to the soothing sounds of the radio with "Delilah". When I cook I sing and dance. Great way to loose weight. When my kids give me a tongue twister, I sing, stops their demands. Can't help singing and dancing. Even do it a little at work, nice office in a house, like a big family, sent my boss a message with a cartoon alien logo, how cute, how many bosses would respond as if nothing is out of the ordinary! ...giggle, giggle. No

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:19:04 PM  
gold&spice said...

......long 10seconds

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:20:39 PM  
prarie critter said...

dragonfly,I didn't hang Herb out to dry.The only thing I've hung out lately is the laundry.Thanks for the info anyway.

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:26:01 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Linda - you wonderful naughty naughty girl...
You get a hall pass to be naughty for another hour...go girl!

My g'friend in Atlanta, who recently got married and had a baby - not in the same year, anyway - she loves dirty martinis..somehow that use to be very funny for me to be with her when she ordered one. I would say to the bartender, yes, a dirty martini for a very dirty, dirty girl.. anyway - it always got a laugh and sometimes a free dirty martini - Hey It was just silly fun for me and she loved me anyway, so we still laugh about that. She's a mommy now so those days are great memories for us to share. Okay I have used up my naughty hour -
Good night all and Richard - see you soon.
long sigh....

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:26:02 PM  
Mandukasana said...

I think I just signed up for a blogger account and maybe I will not be booted off now. I had no idea what I was doing wrong and maybe it still will not work. I want to say hello to my new friend Yvonne from Hawaii and tell you Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming to my rescue. You called at the perfect time to reassure me about this trip. You are my angel.

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:49:53 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

OK Paula, I just heard this blond joke and thought I would share.

Why does a blond put curtains on her computer screen?

To cover her windows!

Make it a great day or night, I'm headed to the hot tub :) Michelle

P.S. Good night and sweet dreams to all!

Richard, Joe, and Umberto-you probably are just having dinner-Buon Appetito!!
Allora, Buona Notte!!
:) Michelle

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:50:29 PM  
Mandukasana said...

Someone tell me quickly before I am deleted again. What do I have to do to publish on this site. I wrote messages some time ago and they must have all been deleted too. Jerri from the "other" Illinois.

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:51:42 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Hey Chandra, Thanks for the weather update. It will probably be a bit nippy on the cruise...but I'm already packed so guess I'll just carry a light jacket then if I get cold I'll ask Richard to keep me warm....'"Come On Richard Light My Fire....Come On Baby Light My Fire."..Do you hear the music????? I guess there's no way to do music notes. Frisky Mary (Back to the naughty mat with Linda and Paula.)

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:53:15 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Mandukasana.....You are still on...Mary

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:55:15 PM  
coach said... are tooooo cute. You have turned into our new "Miss Congeniality", for sure! thanks for asking about me, it is nice to be missed!
The reason I wasn't around last weekend?: I took my students to their first Forensics (Speech and Debate) competition...5 students competed and 2 got awards...great record for the first competition of the year. The competition weekends are hard on me because I go 13 days with no day off. I will come up for air this coming weekend and hopefully have time to play with you gals...all of us will be watching the news from Chicago with LOTS of jealousy. But I am not REALLY, JEALOUS OF you, but rather, ZEALOUS FOR you. I am wishing GREAT TIMES for all this weekend!
love, shar

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:00:20 PM  
prarie critter said...

dragonfly,I don't go to the other blogs. I had to set up an account thingy to post, but====I am dumber than a box of rocks when it comes to all o this stuff. I am doing well to keep up with this one and figure it out.[OK, how many of you had a pet rock when it was fashionable? If you did, you never know. Maybe it was one of my relatives.]OK so I was sniffing the oxygen at work, Long day. Say nite -nite.

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:05:25 PM  
leslie said...

Coach aka Sharon So great to see you again! Wondered what you were up to. I've been super busy, too, with school stuff, even on weekends. But tonight, got home early and making a delicious dinner. You can smell fall in the air so we're having meatloaf (sorry vegetarians), garlic mashed potatoes, and salad. Mmm...comfort food.

I grouped my little Gr 4s today for a Science project on Sound. Each group is going to be a "band" and make their own instruments to perform a song in percussion. So we're going to have guitars made out of shoe boxes and rubber bands, maracas out of water bottles filled with rice or macaroni, trumpets out of a long wrapping paper rolls, drums out of coffee cans, etc. etc. Then the kids have to make posters to advertise their band, when and where they're "playing", etc. It's a really fun project to show them how to make different sounds. We'll be working on it for about 2 weeks before they "perform."

The other thing they're working on is designing "Gross Menus" (without potty humour) to learn about alliteration, exaggeration, and powerful adjectives. They absolutely LOVE this writing project because all kids love to be gross but usually aren't allowed to be. Anyway, school is a lot more fun now than it was when I was a kids.

Have a great evening everyone!

Hi to the "old" bloggettes and have fun in Chicago to the others.

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:12:57 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL i love it!!! - talk about REVENGE of the blondes! got me there PAULA...I really did LAUGH OUT LOUD... (if only i could figure out how to make bold type)mustache indeed, actually, i'M not nearly half as hairy as i used to be now that i am aging so gracefully, lol -

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:14:25 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

...and speaking of the naughty mat, PAULA, for every year of age you are, you spend ONE minute, so i guess you are going to be there for quite a while,

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:16:38 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

PRARIE CRITTER:,,WHO the gosh darn is Herb?...must be posh Spice's brother....ohhhh, baddddd attempt at a joke...hmmm how dumb is a box of rocks (that's funny, i'm as thick as a 2 by 4)...actually i have a houseful of rocks; everytime i go for a river walk i cannot resist bring some home with me..when i move house, people say: "what do you have in these boxes, rocks?" -- funny thing is, i DO.pj

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:28:16 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hello Richard, Joe, Umberto and Ladies:
Only 3 more days!!!! I have to laugh when I read the blog, you can read the excitement in everyone's message. Joe, it sounds like it will be a blast on Thursday evening. As far as that goes, it will be a blast the whole entire weekend!! Yes, yes!!
I'm anxious to meet all the ladies. My roommates sound great, they are "I'm Connie pick me; Yvonne and Adelaide" I'm so excited. Yvonne, that was very nice of you to encourage Mandukasana to come to Chicago. I say the more the merrier!!
Mandukasana, where are you from in Illinois? I live in Alton, Il. right across from St. Louis, Mo.
Sounds like the weather is going to be decent!! Probably very chilly in the evenings, especially on the lake!!
Chandra, thanks for the e-mails, I am excited to me you.
Richard, are you packed yet??? I'm not yet, but soon will be. I will probably be packing Wednesday night!! I have to find something to put my crazy hat in!! Of course, it will be my carry on, on the plane.
Well, time to hit the hay, goodnight all. See you soon!
Sweet dreams,
Linda P.

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:31:05 PM  
sewtraveler said...

I've found a roommate, SO if someone needs a room at the SB rate, I can switch mine to you.
Please call 703-966-5733 by 10 pm
Tuesday or I'll call and cancel it.

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:41:07 PM  
sewtraveler said...

I have a roommate SO if someone could use my room at the SB rate call me by 10pm EDT Tuesday, OR I'll cancel it. Call me @ 703-966-5733 Sherry

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:44:02 PM  
Born To Travel said...

Wow! Improv! That sounds fantastic. This entire Chicago party just keeps getting better. I think I had better go to sleep now and sleep until I fly out on Thursday so I will have enough energy to partake in all the activities. Unfortunately, I'm not packed and I still need to come up with my "crazy hat" entry. Well, I guess I will just have to run on adrenalin until next Sunday when I return home. I am really getting excited. The butterflies are buzzing around in my stomach already. Time now for some packing and preparation for bed. Good night Richard, Joe, Umberto and Ladies of the blog. Peace and Love!
Pam in Missouri

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:49:44 PM  
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Monday, September 26, 2005 7:00:11 PM  
Celia said...

Hi Richard and Friends, just reading all the planned Chicago events is making me very envious! But this weekend my family is celebrating my grandson's second birthday...even inlaws flying in from New York. So take lots of photos...I will be with you in thought!

Monday, September 26, 2005 7:11:43 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Celia.....Linda got your picture on the NNBBSisterhood....It's cute. Have a great Happy Birthday Party and enjoy the little ones. They are so much fun. MM
Nitey Nite sleep Tite..don't let the bed bugs bite Mr. Roe and Joe and Umberto and Chickadees...Sweet Dreams MM

Monday, September 26, 2005 7:30:33 PM  
Sybil said...

Hello Richard,
just a "heads-up",I sent an e-mail to you.
Have a great time in Chicago,Take Care,Safe Trip,Sybil

Monday, September 26, 2005 7:36:40 PM  
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Monday, September 26, 2005 8:29:43 PM  
onrynurse said...

sooo fun...have a great time the weekend!!
Hug Richard for me...ALL OF YOU!!!

Monday, September 26, 2005 8:31:52 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Just watched my fav Travel Channel shows Anthony Bourdain "No Reservations" and "Stranded" with Cash Peters
Always makes me think of you Richard!
Sweet travelin' dreams!

OH..and nice to see you Sharon!
nighty nite

Monday, September 26, 2005 8:41:17 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Evening my friends... hello, hello, hello...
well while it is getting close to saying good night I had a thought I wanted to share:)

I hope I don't have to wait to much longer on this dock for my boat to come in, as the water is rotting the dock away~~ hint hint CAPT' RICHARD ROE :)

Cathy in Carolina: did you receive the pictures?
I can't wait to see them, I do not have a clue what they look like I am just as anxious as you are..
Where are you tonight? how was your weekend on the boathouse?

Desertfox: glad you are back..

Paula: you are always so thoughtful
and up beat just like Brenda, Sunny and Foresthills.

Ladybase Camp: hey whts ya doin? huh? are you out there floatin" in that there new toy you got? just having a blast I will bet....
I am missin your story..

Okay Ladies, I know I am leaving someone'''s out, but believe me you are all thought about all the time...

I really do go into blog withdrawl and people around me ask all the time what??? blog ??? huh???
but you know this is just gonna have to continue.. even after this adventure is all said and done..

sooo RICHARD.. you have started a new kind of (illness), and made new friends, some of us will be on the nnbbsh site or here, cause I am hooked!!! this is dangerous!!!!
OH NO someone is gonna have to find a cure!!!

In the mean time I will have to find a way to get me a lap top so I can continue to wait on a rotting dock for CAPT' RICHARD ROE to return with my boat. (my ship sailed along time ago):)lol because, I am moving to California now I have to find a dock that is on the Ocean... and dang it that means the odds of my little boat finding me just got bigger than they were when I was on the lake:)... lol Okay well I will attempt to check in again later..

until then...


Monday, September 26, 2005 8:41:36 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

YYEEAAHH!!!!! Finally....I can't take all the credit. My AWESOME,BEAUTIFUL niece Caitlin in Longmont Co. helped me..just could'nt get it off the blogsite to here without her...Thanks Babe...
O.K. "coach" Sharon is alive and well.. and still full of laughter..but very busy these days..This is a photo of us at "The Fisherman" on the San Clemente (CA.) pier....Too much FUN!!!!!

For all of you new gals out there on your way to Chicago,we met in MB...Friendships...I Cherish...I hope you are just as lucky and will meet a special person as I have in her...
Thankyou Richard and Joe:):)
Sincerly LOIS

Monday, September 26, 2005 8:46:25 PM  
ceesoo said...

Ladies-- check out IN THE MEDIA on the SB home page--for a 5 part Easy Reader article with some good stuff -- like finalists announced Oct 15 and semifinalists get-away Oct 29-Nov4.

Monday, September 26, 2005 9:01:07 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

More weather info:

Chandra's right about the weather for the weekend (70's), BUT...Thursday and Friday highs will be in the mid-to-high 60's and Thursday night it may go down into the high 30's (brrrr)! It sounds like we're going to have plenty of sun, though. Looking forward to meeting everyone!


Monday, September 26, 2005 9:08:36 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Never fear ladies! I am sure Sturgis Improv knows the folly of inciting the wrath of 400 menopausal, pre & post menopausal women. They will be nice, I'm sure. Better order up a truckload of naughty futons, just to be safe though. And make sure THEY know WE KNOW where they live! LOLOLOL JUST KIDDING.(They will be checking for a horse head in their rubber chicken bag!) Have fun in Chicago everyone. I'm staying home and watching SEX IN THE CITY-- thank you WGN Chicago for these wonderful reruns! Maybe the WGN newsies will be covering the SB Chicago event-
Leslie, when you said "Science project on Sound" I thought you meant "Puget Sound" I was thinking "jelly fish and mollusks" lolol

Monday, September 26, 2005 9:28:30 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

I wonder if Perfect Match uses real couples from their program for their ads. In any case if they want to reach our demographic, it looks like they need to re-watch the Movie "HAROLD & MAUDE" and do some photo shoots that mimic that instead of the beat up old dudes (6 times older than RR!)with the younger, heathier, women. I look at those ads and think-- "what grave yard would they rob to dig one up for me?" JUST JOKING. .once again. I think Perfect Match is a wonderful sponsor and we should all go on there and brighten up their cyber pages in response to their support of this wonderful event.

Monday, September 26, 2005 9:53:21 PM  
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Monday, September 26, 2005 10:27:58 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


HI Y'ALL..........





Hope y'all enjoy seeing the pics from Leslie's and my fantabulous superb dinner and the West Coast of Canada. Unfortunately I messed up and the photos are not in sequence...jet lag you ask?? Nope...just a tech dufus!!! You'll see!!

Whew!!!....Very busy place here in Blogville I must say...we will soon need traffic lights, speed bumps and big neon directional signs!! Lol!! I can not even begin to get caught up,
so I won't!!
I will simply say:






Wishing you all and more in health, life and love!! I am done like dinner and going to get MUCH needed beauty sleep!!

Dats it dats all folks!!

La Belle xox

9/27/2005 1:37 AM

Monday, September 26, 2005 10:51:23 PM  
willemina said...

Wow! I have 3 blogs to catch up on!

Hello Cheryl!!! You were missed...I'm going to check your pictures right after I post this note...Welcome back!

Of course I want you to still give Richard a big hug for me! Eriks has offered to do the same...I'm sure Rihcard won't mind getting lots of hugs from all of the beautiful ladies. I have a great idea: Why don't all of you who read this give Richard a big hug for me!
Richard Just remember they are all from me okay???

Welcome back, I missed ya! I can't wait to see your pics from Cozumel...

Lady Base Camp
Your writings are so eloquent...thanks for sharing your thoughts with all of us, I see that you have many admirers. I was very glad to meet you in MB. By the way, did you get the picture I sent to you?

I went to see the King Tut Exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art yesterday. It was magical! There are some really great web pages on this subject for those who may be interested.
to name a few...
The LACMA is located right next to the La Brea Tar Pits. I remember going there on field trips often as a child and not really appreciating what I was seeing...Like, "doesn't everyone have tar pits in their city?"
I realize now that I was very lucky to have grown up in a big metropolitan area with so many wonderous museums to visit.
I want to take my grandaughters to these museums one day soon and we'll stay at the beautiful Ayres hotel in MB for a few nights.

It's getting late so I'll say goodnight and sweet dreams...

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:04:22 PM  
willemina said...

Oops! I spelled Richard's name wrong! SORRY RICHARD :D
good night and sleep tight

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:17:10 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi Willemina
Thank you!!
Great to be back...although I feel as though I left a large section of my cerebellum on the west coast!
I am not firing on all cylinders..if ya know what I mean!! VERY VERY Scarey!!
Oh well....It is all good and....Tomorrow is another day...thank gawd!!
Hope all is well in your world
Take care of you
La Belle xox

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:23:07 PM  
SusieQ said...

I've been trying to catch up on the blogs. Wow! That takes some time! Can't wait to meet everyone in Chicago!

I'll be arriving at O'Hare Wednesday night at 7:30. Anyone else coming in around that time? Merry Mary when do you arrive? Who else is coming on Wednesday? Maybe we could all get together.

You ladies are very entertaining from here. I'm sure it will continue in Chicago. I think ya'll could probably teach the Improv a thing or two.

See ya'll in Chicago!!!

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:45:29 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Attention Blogettes coming to Chicago!!!!

Does anyone need a roomate?

I cannot access the NNBBSH site to see if there is a possibility there, for sharing a room with any Female, Please.

Just checking!!!I have a room, but could share yours and let mine go by Wednesday, if there is still anyone available.

I have already e-mailed Clickgirl, Joe.

Promise I am a good Roomie!!!!!!

I'll gather the wood for the campfire, put up the tent and..........Oh, I'm so sorry, that's right, we are staying at the lovely Palmer House!!!

Oh my gwad!!!!!

I have packed all the wrong stuff!! Guess, I don't need these hiking boots, canteen, bug spray.......

Where the heck is that coctail dress, Manolo Blahnik heels and fur. I heard it's going to be "Nipply" outside. (There's another original word for our blogging dictionary.)

Can anyone tell that I'm excited??

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:48:52 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

You know when it says 11:48 PM, that translates to 2:48 Am on the East Coast!!!!

Just wanted all of you to know how much I think of you, loosing my Beauty Sleep and all!!!!

Hi to Cheryl aka Canadian Bloggett, glad you are back!!!

Wanda, I got your pics today, I do not know when I will have time to send them to you. So much happening!!!!P.S. They are pretty good, you guys make a good couple!!!

Paula, I left you a message on your Blog, Thanks!!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:03:31 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Cathyincarolina......WHAT ARE YOU THINKING GIRL????

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:47:59 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Aye,Aye Captain and First and Second Mates and all you chickadees. Let's all rejoice...We woke up to another day. Don't worry...Be happy.
Cute picture Dana and Sharon.I feel like I know you all and until this week end I have't seen any of you. This is kinda like in olden days when we had pen pals.
Paula...Why do blonds wear green lipstick??????????????('cause red means stop)
Soft Rain I love that joke. I've heard it but I hear so many I forget them but that's a favorite.
Susie Q I get into O'Hare around 4 so will already be at the hotel. Francesca is going to pick me up for supper...Call me when you get in...My last name is Bryan...cell phone=918-964-9103...Sorry Joe ,,,I'm still trying to get on the naughty mat with Richard, Linda and Paula.
We missed you Canadian Blodgett....I love your blogs and Lady Bases and everybody's. This has been quite an experience. This is much funner than selling real estate altho even after 28 years each and every closing was different and most of them very ,very happy.
My hat takes up alot of room but I got it in the suitcase...No clothes but I'll have a hat to wear...It's alittle bit naughty for a 64 year old but what the heck I've always said I'm a honkey tonk angel. Does anyone remember that song????????
All you Loves, Pets and Chickadees have a blessed day.....This is the day The Lord has made ..Let us rejoice and be glad in it. That tells me "He" wants us to enjoy our time down here. Keep smiling.....So I'm taking orders ...Richard gets a hug from Willamena and Linda so far....Anymore orders????? Have a's up to you if it's good but I hope that's your choice. Love to all...Mary, your morning girl. Roger dodger over and out.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:30:27 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hola El Cap'an ROE...JOE..'rangers' and 'eager beaver blogettes';)Que Pasa?
Itz a beautiful mornin', think I'll go outside for a walk..da da da, my favourite seasons here Spring and Fall, perfect temperatures, glorious sunshine:)

CB: Welcome back, waited for you to 'scoop me up' in your private jet enroute to Manhattan Beach but to no avail...I was left standing on the tarmac wid my Louis Vitton travellin' bags (: all 'dolled up' waitin' to meet our 'Leading Man';)

Sail away sail away sail away...there I go with The Irish singer Enya again. How exciting, the upcoming official launch of the SENIOR BACHEORETTE/BACHELOR CRUISE!
Have a beautiful day!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:46:32 AM  
Sunrise said...

Joe, Umberto, Richard,

I thought all who sent videos, bios, etc. were supposed to receive an "acknowledgement" by last Friday-I never got one-did it not get there? I know it must have been at the bottom of the stack, but I see "replies" from others that theirs was received! Let me know Sunrise

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:49:50 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Hey VJ...Sounds like you're all chipper this am...I love Enya ...I think I'll get one of her cds out and take a listen this morning. Gotta go to the beautiful shop and get all prettied up for tomorrow here in a little while. I'm getting nervous. Wish you were coming. Take care. Mary

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:50:41 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

I can sense the excitement building! One or two more "sleeps" to go. We'll be around the hotel on Thursday getting things set up so keep an eye out for us. We're the guys in the shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops!!

My neice, Xani (short for Alexandria) is in the Sturgis Improv Group. When I called her a few weeks ago and said we were coming to Chicago she talked to her group and they all agreed to perform for us. I am going to be very interested to see what they have been cooking up and I take no responsibility for the content-LOL! Xani spent a summer with us about five years ago interning for Columbia Television and my kids (and the kids on the block) still remember it well. Then she went on to finish a degree at Tufts in theater arts. She is like a self-contained Texas tornado!

As we did in Manhattan Beach, we are going to have drawings at the dinners for great door prizes provided by the supporters of the Senior Bachelor. A list of them is located at the bottom of the "Meet the SB" page. A new one is "Bond 9" perfume. A representative will be providing samples and they are donating several full bottles for the door prizes.

There is a new article posted on the "In the Media" page. Sorry I didn't tell you sooner- our webmaster needed some time to figure out how to post it as it is set up differently (in four parts). It was rather dramatic in print as the lovely photo of the Manhattan Beach Ladies on the staircase with Richard was on the cover of the paper. Now you are all famous!

Be sure to get your RSVP into "La Cantina" by tomorrow (Wednesday)for the early arrival dinner on Thursday as they need the final count. Details are now posted on the "Meet the SB" page on the website.

We still don't have plans finalized for dinner for Saturday evening. Stay tuned- remember, this is an Adventure!

I apologize that Richard and I have not been too interactive on the blog lately. You know what he is doing and he also has to write the Newsletter we'll send out later today. And, like all of you are probably doing, I'm trying to get things done so I can be gone for four days (and figuring out my Crazy Hat!!) So one big "welcome" to all the new bloggers and a big hug to all the "regulars".

See you soon!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:25:26 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Hey Joe!
That is so cool your niece is in the Sturgis Improv group, I can't wait to see photos and hear all about it!! It sounds like a hilarious treat, keep us posted, I wish I could be there all 4 days but you will see me on Saturday with smiles on my face!! Enjoying the moment!!Take Care and my regards to your family! They were such a pleasure in MB we will miss their presence in "CHI"

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:52:39 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning Everyone,
Oh My there is so much excitement:)
the rush to get things done..
I have so much to do myself, and then I will be on the road at the same time! But~ But gosh the buzz, the shakey, can't wait, can't sleep, gotta go, what time is it feeling? then the pacing,and the fast walkers, the calm downers starts, and the anxious rearing at the loading gates.. oh no I have to go to the bathroom one more time! heart beating fast feeling starts :) GREEN LIGHT
your off and on your way..

RICHARD, FOLLOWED BY..IT LOOKS LIKE : JOE.. LOL just kidding I wish I was going!!!


hey just have Fhun!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Have a Wonderful Day today
As Always heres a Hug,

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:35:11 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Well Joe - You can take the men out of MB but you can't take the MB out of the men.. references to your flip flops and shorts!!
Too funny - I think you and Richard and the posse will not be too hard to recognize.
I have a real life blonde joke today..shows I can laugh at myself, and that I am a true blonde somewhere under the highlights and touchups.

I got into the shower this morning and had already packed my face cleanser, so instead of getting out of the shower to fetch it - I decided to use shampoo to wash my face. Well let me tell you there is a reason they are different. I forget to take a breath before putting my face under the shower to rinse, so I inhalled, then bubbles were coming from my nose..seriously! I laughed at myself so hard and said, what the heck, this is too funny not to share. Has that ever happend to anyone..nah..probably not... I am still on the naughty mat..
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:55:39 AM  
Nancy said...

(aka NancyinOhio)

Paula -

At least your fiasco didn't have lasting results! I walked up some of the steps of the pull-down ladder to my attic to get a suitcase which was near the top of the stairs. I pulled it down toward me, and with it came a heavy, sharp tool which had apparently been under it, and hit me in the forehead! So I have a one inch gash on my forehead, surrounded by swelling, and the black and blue has moved down around my eye!!!! All this, as I'm gearing up for the big trip to Chicago!
It's Murphy's what ELSE can go wrong?!?!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:12:49 AM  
bdnc said...


LINDA IN TUSCON!!!!! I just emailed you @ yahoo. Do you check your nnbbsh mail regularly? Which email is best to contact you with?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:20:10 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Good morning!
OH MY GOSH GIRLS...Paula & Nancy be careful!
I would like to see that blowing bubbles out of your nose trick though! Ha ha
Interesting info on what the plan is for the selection process!
BTW Richard I just found out I will be absolutely alone for the Holidays, so I volunteer to go on the first leg of the journey!

Babette yes, I check mail regularly (some may call it obsessively) all you can reach me at any address you have (I did get the pic of Lois & Sharon and will post it soon)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:26:01 AM  
honestgal said...

Nancy in Ohio: Sorry to hear about the suitcase v. face/head disaster.....that's what the hat is for....? Ice and Tylenol, seriously.

La Belle: WOW~!! What great pictures of your trip(s)! I loved all of the pictures! Your latest western kayak looked like so much fun! The Prince Edward Island (where you live?) brought back flashbacks from one of my favorite PBS series - Anne of Green Gables. The costumes, the characters, the writing....! Also your Asian adventures ... I would still like to know the name of the fruit in picture #11...I forgot to write it down in my diary when I visited Vietnam this summer. ARGH! Great picture of the female gardener at Koh Samui. The Asian ladies are strong rocks of society and in Vietnam, the ladies raise to high levels in government and industry. No glass ceilings to crack! Anyways, thanks for taking the time to post the pictures and the identifications. Swell job.

Sounds like a FUN time in Chicago. I wish I could go.... Sadness....



Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:07:51 AM  
sunni said...

give Richard a hug from me =
too...not that I met him in MB...
I'm just the hugging type!!!!

Hey CB Welcome Back!!!
I can't wait to see your trip photos...
I love British Columbia...been there
many times when I lived in Seattle...
but mostly sailing, with kayaks and bikes
on board to use when we pulled into a
sweet little marina. Did you clam? See
lots of Orcas and Seals and Otters?

I'm off to the Sahara in a month to ride
the kayak of the sands, or ship of the
desert...and hopefully make friends
with an honry camel...taking my bike shorts
just in case I get saddle sore!!!

Gotta run, get my diabetic cat to the vets.
so caught up in the blog I almost forgot!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:20:37 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I thought I had acknowledged the receipt of materials sent to me to everybody. If you have not received an acknowledgemment, e-mail at and I will check. Thanks, RR

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:24:34 AM  
I'm Connie-pick me! said...

Oh Paula--you may have started a whole blog of true confessions from the blondes! Here goes my true confession...
When this SB adventure took shape and I decided (at the last minute) to send in a videotape, the first thing to do was remember how to work the video camera that hadn't been used in a couple years. There was a tape in it, so of course I had to hook it up to the TV and watch the tape--patted myself on the back for accomplishing that. Then, I wanted to make sure it would record. When I pushed the record button, the wheels were turning but I couldn't see anything through the viewfinder. Lens cap, you think? NO-of course I knew better than that!! The next logical step was to replay the tape and see if the audio was working. Well...guess what was on the EYEBALL!!!...evidently video cameras are not reversible.

Like you Paula, I sat and giggled at my own stupidity. Thank goodness we can laugh at ourselves!

So, Richard, Joe and ladies... you want me to bring that video to share????

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:30:09 AM  
BikingNut said...

Paula - that is a great blond story - and Nancy - way to go - now we do not have to look at your name tag to figure out who you are - just look for the black eye.
On the improv night I will be the one holding my side as I hurt my ribs or rather the tissue between my ribs. I fell while I was walking my dog on a narrow trail or actually she ran into me and caught me off guard and down I went on a rock. Glad nobody was watching. Now that I am off the pain pills I can think straight. I can ride my bike through Missouri without a mishap but cannot walk on a trail without falling. (Sorry if anyone is from Missouri - bikers are not very popular in the rural parts of the state.)
My hat is done and ready to go - this has been dress up week for me - went to a Polynesian theme birthday party last week end. I will be bringing my glue gun for touch ups on my hat - hope it makes it through security.
Been watching the weather - looks like semi warm days and cool nights with a possibility of rain -probably normal for this time of year in the mid west.
I have not been a regular blogger but I feel that I already know many of you because I am a frequent reader and will miss meeting the bloggers not going to Chicago. Maybe on a cruise.
I am off to buy an umbrella and take my dog for a walk on flat ground - I am getting really excited - every time I look at my hat I get the giggles -

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:37:35 AM  
Nancy said...

(aka Nancy in Ohio)

Thanks, Honest Gal, for the advice. I have ice on the area as I speak/write. Is the Tylenol for the pain or is it also for inflammation?

I wish you would be joining us!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:37:48 AM  
BikingNut said...

PS - I am a blond as well - but do not make me laugh!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:39:52 AM  
ClickGirl said...

Hi Everyone!

Been busy getting ready for the Chicago trip ... sorry I haven't been posting much here (thanks for the mention Lady Jayne! Have just been busy). : ) Been reading everything though!

Welcome back Cheryl! Will check out your pics shortly! So glad to have you back safely!

Hey Cathy in Carolina - I'm having problems accessing my Email this morning - so just wanted you to know that I haven't received your Email yet. But ... here is the list of people that I have that were looking for roomies at some point. Don't know if it is still accurate - but worth checking out:

Mary G. M.
Patty NYC
Mandokasana – Jerri from So IL

Hope this helps.

Also - SuzyQ - Yvonne from Hawaii was trying to reach you. She was trying to get in touch with you about rooming together. Hope you two were able to make contact.

Have a good one Gals, Umberto, Joe, 'Strong & Silent Types' ... and of course, Richard! : )

Will touch base later tonight.

Warm regards,


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:46:02 AM  
bdnc said...

Where are you? hmmm... i don't know why your pic won't show up here... try to post comment in my site Babette
we shall see if it works there

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:12:11 AM  
safari soul said...

Bon Voyage, Richard, Joe, and Chicago Bound Ladies,

The excitement has been building, and on a daily basis great new planned events keep rolling in. What a fantastic party Chicago will be!

Since I am not able to join you to play with all of you in person, I will be partying vicariously with you through the wonders of the internet and the great photos I anticipate being posted.

I’m really sorry to miss this fabulous trip.

Richard, I will, however, make sure I am available for your next magical adventure!!!

I wish for you all an unforgettable experience.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:22:14 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

morning LADIES ALL,
I'm doing something page keeps "expiring"...having fun figuring out this Blog Technology, but it sure takes up a lot of time,(keeps me out of Richard's hair 'tho, hah hah!): here's my thought for the day, then i'm off to take daughter to orthodontist...$$$$ YIKES!!!

Quote of the Day
"Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire." - Sri Yuktesnar

Song of the Day
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" - Police

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:37:51 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

Just spoke with our web guy and I think we will just continue to use this blog for your "special messages" to Richard. If it is all right, could we just wait until after Chicago to post them (he won't have time to read them until then anyway)? That would save us the time and potential confusion of having a separate blog for such messages.

Also, we are making preparations to post photos of the "Crazy Hats" from the party in Chicago on Saturday night and from those of you who send in photos from home. Again, may I ask that you not send me electronic photos until after Chicago and I will do my best to post them soon after I get back from Chicago. Be sure to think of a short caption for your photo.

However, if you want to send Crazy Hat photos that are printed, I will scan them and post them to the Senior Bachelor website. Go ahead and start sending printed photos now if you like and be sure to include a short caption. Send them to the same address as you did the materials:

Senior Bachelor- Crazy Hat
2905A Sepulveda Blvd #405
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

If you want the photo back, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope and I'll do my best to get it back to you. The same release applies (By submitting your tapes or materials, you agree that they may be used in any manner or media worldwide as determined solely by me, including, but not limited to, a future episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and its promotion.)

Thanks, everyone. And, yes, bring any glue guns or extra doo-dads for decorating you may have and can easily bring. We'll set up a decorating table in the State Ballroom for Ladies to do any finishing touches to their Crazy Hats!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:55:25 AM  
flowergirl said...

I have been sitting here in almost in a trance looking at your photos. They are absoloutely incredible. I know I will have to go back and look some more later. I feel like I was on the trip with you. Love the scenery shots!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:57:36 AM  
flowergirl said...

Oh my gosh Babette, my pic showed up. I assume it must have been my laptop, I had to update my microsoft office. Thank you so much for your help. Now maybe I can send you some photos from Chicago.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:01:04 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Wow I have started a comedy of injury reports...
NANCY - OUCH! I guess we will know you from the black and blue eyes, swollen nose, and cut forehead. Hope to heals nicely. I have actually already done that before. Thank God bubbles are harmless.
BIKINGNUT - you are so funny- I have also been there. Great story!
LINDA - I could try to recreate that for you but you may have to be in the shower with me. lol...

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:06:55 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

OKI'm always up for a new experience....stay tuned for pictures of Paula and I in the shower blowing bubbles out of our nose! Heh heh

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:52:47 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Jerry from So Ill,

Do all of you have roomates???
I am staying in a room by myself at present and would like to share a room with any of you.

You can go to my blog and contact me, I will gladly cancel my room and share yours or share mine.

I will check back here, as well!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:04:34 PM  
EasyReader said...

Dearest Ladies! I have the need to explain as to why I was not able to join you in MB (my home town) and now in CHI (since I'm living in MO). I've been pretty quiet on the blog as of late and so I have a need to share. I moved here to assist with my father who is gracefully moving into the twilight of Alzheimer's. Since August 2004 he has had to move out of the Lake house he built and had lived in for 20+. years. His "gremlins" come more frequently and he recently wandered away. Thankfully he made his way into a dentist office and asked for help. My mission here is almost complete, but I still have some work to do.

Therefore, you WONDERFUL ladies - I so enjoyed your journey in MB and I look forward to hearing about CHI. Everybody play nice and hopefully nobody goes to the naughty chair :)

Richard - I hope you find exactly what you are looking for. You have a wonderful foundation to build upon (great family & friends).

I appreciate each and every one of you. This blog means more to me than you could ever imagine.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:15:03 PM  
flowergirl said...

Cathy, I cancelled my reservation and let them know I would be rooming with you. nice talking to you a while ago. flowergirl

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:55:17 PM  
PatyCancun said...

I am New here, and wish you the best time in chicago


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:59:40 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hola Buenos Tardes Amigo ROE...JOE..Posse and Amigas;)

MERRYMARY: Yep I too wish I was going to be with y'all but not possible due to finances. I am waiting for my Settlement to come through, resulting from the accident, things are moovin'nicely!
Smooth Sailin' y'all ~~~~~~~~~
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s Y'all enjoy the ocean breeze aboard THE ODYSSEY with our 'Leading Man'...keep us posted;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 1:01:00 PM  
Merry Mary said...


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 1:36:01 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

flowergirl and I are roomates!!!!!! Cool!!!!

I got another communication from someone else, that is still looking for roomie.

so if anyone else needs one just speak up or go to my blog and e-mail me and we will "get ya'll together"!!!!

It seems that there is More than one Southern Belle attending this Ball !!!!!!!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 2:13:46 PM  
Celia said...


A special toast: Dream the impossible dream, Live, love, are as young as you feel! At the age of 93 my grandmother looked into the mirror and said "if it weren't for some wrinkles I could swear I was just sweet sixteen".

Have a great time in Chicago. Hugs to all and give Richard a big hug for me!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 2:37:17 PM  
willemina said...

Connie – Great report. Glad it was a positive experience for you. My relatives came in from L.A. with their 15 mo. old & all did the march. They came to my house, covered in stickers with slogans & said it was awesome. Thanks for “voting” for me in D.C. & the 2nd Wind one too.

Thanks also to Merry Mary, Forest Hills for voting. You both get more than E- for effort. One for helping the other & one for taking initiative to send an e-mail. Didn't even realize you could do that Pass it on to as many people as you can. This is one time when it’s o.k. “to vote early & vote often.”

Ada has asked me to post this note for her as she has forgotten her password...sorry Ada for not posting until now as I just returned home from work...

BTW are political jokes allowed on here? If so, which ones?

Since I first started writing this, thanks too for the vote to SOFT RAIN.

Anyone still need a roommate?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 3:04:03 PM  
willemina said...

Oops! that last message was from ADA...she asked me to copy and paste her message as she forgot her password. I really messed it up though, sorry ADA :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 3:05:41 PM  
Operawench said...

I'm back from Washington state for my 30 year high school class reunion. Had a fabulous time! Went on a 4 mile hike on Saturday and saw Big Horn Sheep in the distance. For our reunion we had a group shot done of appx 100 classmates that showed up. The dinner was delicioso! We spent the evening just chatting with one another and looking at photos old and new. It was just a lovely time.

Sunday morning I sang at my girlfriend's country church. At the beginning of the service I sang "Morning Has Broken", in the middle of the service I sang a cappella "Blessed Assurance", and at the end I sang "It is Well with my Soul". My girlfriend's family has gone through and some still suffering with cancer and other ailments. With all that is happening in the South and in the world as a whole I thought those hymns would be appropriate to sing.

Well I finally have a blogger account so now I can post here again. I don't blame the Webmaster for cutting out the Anons. If anyone has a beef with Richard, let them share it with Richard alone. I think it's cowardly to diss someone to everybody else and not the one they have a problem with. Instead of 'dissing' someone I'd rather be 'kissing' someone....:)

Continue to spread the love, and all the excitement of the Event in Chicago!!!!

Lots of love to you all,

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 3:23:21 PM  
Sandy said...

Share a room......
I have a double room for Friday and Saturday night for the Chicago trip this weekend. Looking for someone to share a room and expenses. Email me pronto!!!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 3:49:25 PM  
willemina said...

Sandy, I sent Ada a message telling her that you are looking for someone to share a room in Chicago...
Wish I was going, have lots of fun and hey, you can give Richard a hug for me too!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:02:27 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Okie dokey artichokey...I am personally delivering hugs to the captain from these maties....Sunni, Linda,Celia and Willemna.....I'll "sea" to it the Captain knows who they are from....I'll probably be so nervous I won't even remember who I am...or where I'm from...or my age or anything else. Do we get a chance to ask him questions in the small group or in the big group meetings or at all???
Paula I just took a bubble bath...but I poured my bubbles out of a bottle unstead of making them myself. I can see you now.Poor Nancy...I'm sorry you hit yourself. Sounds like something I'd do. Everyone have a good eve. I'm up and away early in the morning and staying a whole week. Take care....Blessings and Love to all, MM

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:21:23 PM  
willemina said...

MerryMaryquite contrary;
Have a wonderful time in Chicago!
I am still trying to catch up/ reading the last 4 blogs in between cooking dinner and watching Oprah.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:43:31 PM  
BikingNut said...

Richard - now is perhaps the time to wonder to the beach and watch the sunset - a moment away from the videos and bios.


PS - got your hat packed yet?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:13:38 PM  
flowergirl said...

yeah Cathy, I guess we can show them some true southern hospitlity.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:18:06 PM  
Nancy said...

(aka Nancy in Ohio)

Thanks, Ladies, for your expressions of sympathy. I just got back from my yoga class, where I got lots of advice (ice, concealer,etc.). They also said I was LUCKY! Lucky?!?! Because, they said, the thing could have hit me in the eye instead of on the forehead... So I guess I'm trying to look on the bright side (instead of Why Me?! Why NOW?!)
And if I need another suitcase from my attic, I'll be VERY careful.... :-)

3 more 'sleeps', as our Canadian friends would say...


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:18:30 PM  
JoeInMB said...

You Ladies are a hoot!

I can see the party is starting already!! I enjoy the packing process and setting things out for the trip. Heightens the excitement!

May I ask some help from all who are coming to Chicago? It is late notice but we just realized that there will be no decorative center pieces for the tables at the "Crazy Hat" Party on Saturday and the hotel wants to charge an arm and a leg for some hokey center pieces. If you can, could you try to bring somethings to decorate the tables? Nothing too fancy- just something to throw together. Ribbons, bows, candles, confetti, stuffed Peacocks, etc. Maybe something that represents your home state. There are a lot of us coming to the party so it doesn't have to be a lot of stuff. I just plain ran out of time to get something arranged.

We can have a lot of fun with it! I think there are going to be about 10-12 round tables for Saturday night.

Thanks so much. Finalizing one more little surprise for all of you!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:18:49 PM  
flowergirl said...

Sorry, that was hospitality

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:19:14 PM  
prarie critter said...

Easyrider My heart truly goes out to you. I work with Alzheimer pts all the time.My great Uncle was a victim of the debilitating disease.Nothing in life has ever made me so sad as to watch his decline in mental status. Odd as it was, I was one of the very few he would call by name. He is lucky to have such a kind and caring daughter. Grace and peace to you and your family thru this very trying time.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:21:33 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Not to worry Joe - we are crafty ladies - literally. Let's all bring something even if it is small (I am trying to get everything in a carry on...and we will make it fun.. I can make rabbits out of napkins- if need be we can "borrow" from the restaurant.. lol.. but it gies with a naughty mat joke... I will make that sacrifice!! : )

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:27:03 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Good night Richard, Joe, umberto, John boy...grandma

See you in my dreams!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:30:22 PM  
willemina said...

My heart also goes out to you. You are truly a very special lady to care for your father in his time of need. I realize this can't be easy for you and want you to know that you and your father will be in my prayers.

Angel Poems

A Guardian Angel

Flew down from above,
To teach me a lesson
About the powers of love.
She whispers to me,
Take a hold of my hand,
There are so many things
I wish you to understand.
About the powers of love,
And all it can do,
To someone who needs
To share it with you.
A pat on the back,
A kind smile on your face,
Can make someone's life,
A much brighter place.
It doesn't take much,
To show someone you care,
To give them the love,
God gave you to share.
So please keep in mind,
All the powers you possess,
To grace someone's life,
When they're in distress.
You've been put on this earth
To bestow the powers of love,
And with those final words,
She disappeared up above.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:45:58 PM  
Inspiration2 said...

Hi Mary Maid, well I'm finally on board with photo on Blog page and website. Thanks for contact info. Have mucho fun in Chicago!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:05:15 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...


Great Picture on the NNBBSH site!!!

Gonna miss you in Chicago!!!

You go girl, onward and upward to California!!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:09:55 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Lakebrt...You don't need to bring anything ..I just did 50's classes decorations and I'll stick in a bunch of baloons,crepe paper and ribbon. You can help blow up the baloons tho...Ok???
I'm glad I could help least tell you the right people to get hold of. Cute picture. I'll get hold of you when I get back and you enjoy King Bill's birthday party and your family. Blessings and Love, MM

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:26:59 PM  
Inspiration2 said...

Okay messages for several Bloggettes:

Canadian Bloggette - your website is totally awesome!!! Also love, your jewelry!!!

Easyreader - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your father. I lost my mom 3 weeks ago so I know what you are going through. Hugs!

Willemina - your angel prayer is beautiful...thanks for sharing!!!

Merry Mary - remember you give Richard a big hug and not a little hug from me! Cheers and merry, merry times!!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:29:01 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Celia....I will deliver...I've got it on my list of things to do when I get there....I'll beat him tho. more for the road..
How do you make a blond laugh on Monday???????? (Tell her a joke on Friday) I just know I should be blond. Love and Prayers and Sweet Dreams to all you chickadees and RR and Joe and Umbreto...I'm off to read until Mr. Sandman comes. Goodnight Linda.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:34:52 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Travel Safe Richard, Joe and Umberto!!
Will find something fun for the center of the table :)

The moment is upon us, the energy is in the air, and the biggest, funniest, craziest, smile is on my face! Life is as good as you make it! So think positive and make it a great day, everyday! Time is precious, we can't waste it!! Live the moment!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:38:39 PM  
lakebtr said...

Ms. Merry Mary, you definately crack me up!! Such a sweetheart!! Of course, I will use my abundance of "air" to fill the balloons!
I'm a natural blonde, so I can feel free.....
How do you get 7 blondes up on your roof?

Tell them drinks are on the house

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 6:45:46 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Welcome Patycancun....

Hang out for a while and I guarantee you'll have FUN...
Too bad you didn't find us until now.....BUT.. the party is not over....You're just Fashionably Late:):)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:06:19 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Hello all,

Cathy, I am soooo Happy you have a room mate :)

My gosh you all just crack me up!! I don't have much time to play tonight.. so I will just make this quick...





Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:14:28 PM  
willemina said...

Sandy, I received an e-mail from Ada and she is looking for a roommate...she arrives O'Hare at 3:44 on Thursday. Could you please e-mail me with some info and I will pass it on to her? Either your last name or phone # so she can call you or call the hotel to add her name to your room? Don't put it in the blog, just send me an e-mail...glad to be of help

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:15:18 PM  
willemina said...

I'm so sorry about the recent loss of your dear mother. I'm glad that you liked the angel poem I posted for Easyreader
Now I have one for you which filled my heart with peace when I lost my father in 1995


God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place.
And then He looked down
upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered "Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
~author unknown~

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:25:44 PM  
sewtraveler said...

Sherry here. I'll be arriving at Ohare Thursday @11:14 am. Any chance of getting a ride with some one? Please call me @ 703-966-5733

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:31:02 PM  
PatyCancun said...

Hi Dana point Lois;
Thanks for the welcome, looking forward to talk to you all


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:44:44 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hey Joe ... how about RED HEART BRACELETS for the centerpieces! (ha ha) I have a few extra. : )
Just a thought (but really - just joking). Seriously though ... I'll bring something 'Florida-ish'. : )

Can't wait for Thursday! Did I mention how much I love to travel? And how much I love Chicago? : )


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:12:55 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hello Everyone,
Busy, busy, busy little chickadees we all are trying to get things packed up for the trip. The excitement just keeps building!! We are going to have a blast.

Yvonne, you had better try and sleep on that flight from Hawaii. We will keep you busy when in Chicago!! Sounds like Richard and Joe are planning on keeping us pretty busy!

Nancy in Ohio - I hope your forehead is okay and the brusing isn't to bad. Better keep the tylenol handy!!

Merry Mary, I think it is great that you are bringing supplies left from your reunion, we can all relate to the theme's of the 50's and 60's!! If you need help blowing up all those balloons and helping with the decorating, please let me know. Thanks.

Richard, Joe and Umberto...Are you all packed yet and ready to go???
I imagine your traveling day will be tomorrow!!! We will all think of you. Good Luck to you Richard during your interview on Thursday morning!! I sure hope someone tapes it, so those of us traveling to Chicago at that time will be able to see the interview!!!

Everybody have safe travels and I will see you all soon!!
Linda P.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:26:35 PM  
Linda P. said...

Will you be selling some of the red heart bracelets in Chicago???
I would like to buy one!!
See you soon.
Linda P.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:30:16 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hi RichardI don't imagine you'll be doing much blog reading from now 'till early next week.
Don't be forgetting about all us girls who won't be joining you in Chicago! I know you'll miss hearing me say good morning and good nite....or not!
ha ha. Sweet dreams

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:38:33 PM  
JoeInMB said...

"Merry Mary"- how about one of those hugs for me! Great comeback to a former Anon's comment. That's the spirit!

Listen, folks, Richard and I are guys. We don't think about center pieces and then when the hotel brings them up and the cost is ridiculous, we tell them to pound sand. Paula, your bunnies out of napkins reminds me of a cruise we took. Every night we came back to the cabin the attendant had arranged the towels and pillows in different shapes and patterns. We hated to break it apart. It was a hoot! Now let's see who can come up with great centerpiece ideas on a whim. It's all part of the Adventure!

Check for the Newsletter first thing in the morning. And then, off to Chicago!! Looks like we are really going to luck out with the weather.

Good night, Ladies.


PS- I told some of the blonde jokes to my son's football team mates on the ride back from practice tonight. These guys (13 and 14 years old) had one for all of you:

What were the toughest six years for a blonde?

Fourth grade.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:43:48 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hi Linda P.

I'll have some of the bracelets with me - for anyone who wants one. We'll just want to be discrete about it. I'll put a red heart on my name badge - and you can identify me that way. I'll also wear a heart bracelet too.

See you in Chicago!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:55:27 PM  
flowergirl said...

Brenda, I would love to buy some of the red bracelets from you. My daughter and I sold the purple ones this year for the American cancer society. They go to a great cause. I will look you up.

Joe, the centerpieces sound like a great idea especially something to represent our states.
see you guys thurs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:16:58 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir tous le gang!! Les Bloggettes, Les Bloggers et les autres!!

Inspiration2 aka thank you so very much for your kind words..I am blushing!!

Hey JOE!!!!....I know exactly what each and every woman attending the Chicago Soiree would just LOVE to have poised mid table decked out military style as the centerpiece on their very own table....and it wouldn't cost a dime!!
UH HUH!! Yeppers!! Yes siree bob!! You got it Toyota! I am not just a face in the crowd!! I am a teensy bit envious of y'all but, hey, I can be mature, and tell y'all to have a blast.

Oh yes, and by the way please don't any of you fret for one minute about us Bloggette Wallflowers standing all alone in the cold dark corner at home...
ever so humbley.......
from afar!

PLEASE...not to worry, once we get over our abandonnment issues, low self esteem, poor self image, inferiority comlex etc etc...
WE WILL BE FINE!! So off you go.....have a great time...and PLEASE....... do not, under any circumstances, feel guilty cuz you are going and WE ARE NOT!!! It is ok!! REALLY!!

I hope y'all understand my warped sense of is all in jest............sort of!!
Seriously...y'all have a wonderful time and don't be good!!
JOE....YOU, however, MUST be good...comes with the territory!! Would so love to be there to meet you guys!

Bon Voyage,safe travels!!
Bon Chance, good luck!!

La Belle xox

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 9:55:53 PM  
leslie said...

Joe! My 4th grade blondes take offense!! LOL That's a good one.

To all the ladies going to Chicago I hope you all have as much fun as we MBers did at the first MTSB event. Looking forward to hearing all about it from your perspective.

and - finally, RICHARD Have fun in Chicago and make sure lots of photos are posted so we can enjoy the event vicariously. Safe travels - a bientot, j'espere.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 10:34:30 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Hi Joe,

As you'll see by the time of this post, it's too late to be coherent or think about centerpieces. Maybe something will come to my mind tomorrow. Quick question: I've made reservations for Thursday's dinner and the cruise, but Mina didn't take my credit card number and Rob took my card, but gave no confirmation number. Should I be checking back with them or is this the agreed upon procedure?

You're doing a great job with all of this, so don't worry about forgetting centerpieces. Looking forward to meeting you!

Hi Nancy, Hope your poor head is improving. See you Thursday at O'Hare!


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:32:20 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

p.s. The late hour is due to crazy hat construction. I'm thinkin' it's not the hat that's crazy! And then Richard sweetly tells us to get plenty of rest! HA!

I'll bring some of my "instant" glue for people putting finishing touches on their hats in Chicago. It's lots quicker than hot melt glue and works on most (but not all) surfaces.


Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:39:26 PM  
Yvonne in Honolulu said...

Aloha Ladies,
I have been so busy getting ready to go to Chicago & making my Crazy hat.....& it's late & am so excited and still packing.. are the man! Thank-you for all new up-date.
I know I will be sleeping on my long flight. It's worth my first great adventure which is coming to "Chicago. Thank- you Richard ..
We will all have the best time of our live's.
Mahalo & as what we say here! Shaka
Yvonne in Honolulu..

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 2:11:41 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Goooood Morning Richard, Joe, Umberto and Lady Bloggettes!!

This must be my sub conscious working overtime.
One of the flight attendants I work with dyed her hair blond (a surprise when the night before she was brunette)
Anyway, I dreamt that I dyed my hair blond, was in a bikini with a grass skirt on the beach in Tahiti and guess who was next to me... Richard!!! In a grass skirt too. We were playing volleyball on the beach :)
I usually have dreams everynight when my sub conscious goes wild, (this is one reason I never watch horror films before bed).

Time is precious, use it wisely, and make it a great day!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:48:12 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

....AND HAVE FUN!!!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:51:15 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Good morning Michelle and Yvonne and anyone else that is up . Michelle I dreamed I went shopping with my daughter in law and I lost my car....It was a blue Volkswagon (I've never owned one in my life) and I was looking everywhere for that car..Very frustating dream...I didn't sleep much as I am leaving here around 8;30 and from Tulsa to Atlanta and change on to Chicago. I was hoping RR's newsletter would come out before I leave but it may not since it's earlier in Ca.
Joe. You bet you get some hugs. I'm a firm believer in all the hugs I can get. We had a 90 year old greeter in Grove at the church and it used to just burn my x up because I always gave him a hug. He was weird about many things and I could go on and on but it's water under the bridge. See you soon and I'll miss the ones not coming because I feel like we've bonded over the blog. Take good care of yourselves and talk to you in a week.
Per Oprah......Time isn't the enemy. Fear of change is. Accept tnat nothing lasts forever and you'll start to appreciate the advantages of whatever age you are now. Actually, I'll be happy to turn 65 so I can be on Medicare. Aetna is costing me an arm and a leg and the co pays keep getting higher. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 5:20:15 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Good Morning all
Joe - great one!! I love the jokes - some I haven't heard before!!
Keep the blog going ladies staying home and we will try to continue the fun for you.
I have a busy day gettign ready so, just in case I don't get on line again,
Safe travel everyone and See you in Chicago! btw..I forgot to ask..anyone coming in early thursday at 9:00am to share a cab to hotel? I will try to check back later.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 5:44:22 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha El Cap'an ROE...JOE ...Posse and Chickadees!
Here's to all the ROEMANcin' and ADVENTUROUS PEEPS!

I am startin' t' get SCROLLITIS!
Have a wonderful time y'all
Smooth Sailin'
Don't forget us hea at home watchin' and waitin' for newz outta Chicago;)
~~~ Senior Bachelorette:) ~~~

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 5:49:58 AM  

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