It's Such Fun To Meet A Millionaire! I Met One Tonight!
...An ActiveRain Millionaire that is!
I was talking to Margaret Rome after her radio show "ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATAE" on Sunday afternoon. Margaret told me that Praful Thakkar was in town for a training and she was planning on meeting up with him for dinner on Monday. If you don't know Praful (Though I am sure many of you do!) be sure to check out his blog, he is a wonderful Realtor and Rainer from Boston.
Unfortunately, I already had a full day of meetings scheduled, one for the exact time they were meeting for dinner. I wasn't going to be able to make it, UGH! If you have read any of my posts on ActiveRain Meetups, you know I LOVE 'EM! I always enjoy them, whether meeting one other member or 20... and there is always a take-away!
Due to some last minute scheduling changes, I was able to free up the time and at 4:45 PM, called Margaret to see what the plans for the eveing were. She graciously shared that she and Praful were going to have dinner less than 3 miles from my home at INDIAN DELIGHT. PERFECT!! I got my husband and my daughter on their way to an event and hopped in the car.
Praful and Margaret were already seated and waited for me to arrive (did I mention gracious?). With hugs all around, we were seated. After some time chatting like longtime friends (even though it was the first time meeting Praful in person), we headed to the buffet.
Margaret and I were guided through the full meal by Praful, who just happens to be an expert on Indian food! What a great way to experience the food and the culture. We found out that Praful has some specialty dishes that he cooks, though his wife does most of the cooking.
I am so grateful that my schedule freed up so I could meet up with these two amazingly kind and giving people. It was a lovely meal, shared between friends. Not only did I meet a great guy, get to spend time with the incomparable Margaret Rome, I got to experience a wonderful local restaurant that I will return to soon!
Praful encouraged me to make blogging and commenting a priority (I have been less than consistent lately!) He and Margaret make me want to be a better and a more ACTIVE member of ActiveRain.
I would encourage you, if you get the chance...make meeting up with other Rainers a priority whenever your schedule allows! If at all possible, move things around so that you can be there. I bet you will be surprised at how quickly you feel right at home and how much you will grow from the experience!
Thank you Margaret and Praful for a wonderful evening! Thank you ActiveRain for new friends! Hope to see you in Boston in March!!