Arlington,VA Amenities Attract Agents -
Buying Big Breakfast - Cassatt's Cafe - Delicious!
Imagine the scene - it is the beginning of 2011. Two agents decide to make the jump into cyber-space. One is in Atlanta, GA and one in Arlington, VA. Strangers stepping to the same starting point from different ages, backgrounds and states. No connection exists between them as they begin. Who would think that in a few short weeks they would be having breakfast together?
Parallel paths appear as they traverse the technology. Both attend AR University Webinars. Both have things they want to say. Ready or not - it is time to get into the water! They decide to take the BLOG plunge. Each sinks, then swims and eventually soars. By February, both post first blogs on Active Rain.
AR members comment on their "newbie" posts. Both proudly read the comments. The AR Book/Quiz Challenge, Surviving your Serengeti, beckons and they both enter. Arlington receives a comment from the author himself! They post again, receiving and enjoying comments both about their content and to welcome them to the AR community.
History repeats itself as it has done thousands of times before - ActiveRain steals their hearts. They are happily "in the Rain" with the whole community, now over 200,000 professionals strong. Update June 2018 - although all do not post regularly, now over 300,000 members signed up!
Week by week they read each other's contributions. One questions the other about a tech problem. Their email correspondence grows as they share "newbie" excitement and wonder. They are convinced - becoming a RAINMAKER was a GREAT choice - AR is AWESOME!
Seeing pictures, the agents "know" each other. Reading posts and comments, the agents "know" each other a little more as they read the other's opinions. "Arlington is a superb writer," thinks Atlanta. "Clear ideas and thorough presentation." "Atlanta is always willing to share tech tips and ideas," Arlington observes.
By the end of February, a nascent friendship forming, they agree to meet in March. Cassatt's Cafe and Gallery, in Lee Heights Shops, near Cherrydale and Mayfield neighborhoods in Arlington, VA, wins the "Where should we eat?" discussion. Thus Arlington, VA amenities attract agents to buy a big breakfast at Cassatt's Cafe, anticipating delicious food.
As time did its usual trick of disappearing, the "connection" day has come and gone. Good company and good food - what else could someone want? Cassat's Cafe delivered what it promised - fresh food, simple yet elegant presentation, delightfully cooked with a flair. During the meal, Atlanta said, "I feel as if I am back in touch with a lost college friend." Arlington said, "Imagine! Our first time together and I feel that we have been friends for a long time." They enjoyed a really comfortable time together.
CALL TO ACTION: In March 2011, Elizabeth Byrne and Lynn B. Friedman stepped further into the AR community by meeting each other when the geographic opportunity presented itself. Would you share your own "meeting" stories with our AR community when you comment?
Have a happy day -
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