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So I spent 12 days this summer at Penland School of Crafts, working on my glassblowing skills.  It was a lot of fun and the mountain location was the perfect escape from July in the lowlands of North Carolina.

There were 14 of us students.  On the first day we all introduced ourselves and told where we were from.  People came from all over -- Illinois, Alabama, New England, Georgia, and several from North Carolina like myself.

When one of my fellow glassblowers said, "Clarksville, Tennessee,"  I perked right up.  

"I have a friend in Clarksville, Tennessee," I said.  "A real estate agent."

"What's her name?"

"Debbie ..  Debbie .."  I floundered for a second but then I remembered.  "She's the REAL Debbie Reynolds.  Her name is Debbie Reynolds."

My new glassblowing friend had not heard of The the Real Debbie Reynolds, but who knows?  Someday when she needs an agent, that slogan may pop into her head the way it popped into mine.

I need a slogan like that .. something really Goode ..





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Comments (20)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I would love to see what glass you were able to make during your class. Please please share.

How fun and so nice of you to mention Debbie Reynolds to your fellow artist in training.

Aug 09, 2017 08:15 PM
Dianne Goode

Aug 09, 2017 08:20 PM
Dianne Goode

I had a lot of help from the instructor on the pitcher -- but I made the little blue flowers all by myself  : )   

Aug 09, 2017 08:23 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Cute branding! Love the pitcher and vase. Have not attempted a glass blowing class yet. Hope it was fun.

Aug 09, 2017 08:38 PM
Dianne Goode

Hi Janice.  It was fun, but also hard work.  Hot glass comes out of the furnace at 2100 degrees.

Aug 10, 2017 02:53 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

That sounds like a really fun excursion with more artistic skill than I have....and oh the brand...how t travels !

Aug 10, 2017 01:43 AM
Dianne Goode

Thanks for stopping by.  I love glass -- it's amazing stuff!

Aug 10, 2017 02:54 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dianne. Sounds like you not only had fun but did a little networking! Who knows, it may turn to Goode! Enjoy your day!

Aug 10, 2017 05:00 AM
Dianne Goode

There were two of us in the class who are real estate agents, me and a woman from Massachusetts.  Her first name was Ann .. don't remember the last name.  If she had a slogan, I would remember!

Aug 10, 2017 02:55 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dianne. A slogan is a good thing. Think on it and you will find yours.

Aug 10, 2017 07:38 AM
Dianne Goode

Hi Sheila.  The problem with being Goode is that I'm not Best and I never get Better.  So it's tricky!

Aug 10, 2017 02:56 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dianne- I love what you made and love that you took the time to pursue this craft!!  We were treated once to a tour of a glass blower's gallery and workspace. He was doing a huge piece of Churchill Downs including all of the people!  I hope you share more with us. And good shout out for Debbie Reynolds Thank goodness for good slogans when our minds want to play with our memory. 

Aug 10, 2017 04:20 PM
Dianne Goode

Hi Kathy.  I think it's important to always be learning something.   I spent most of my life doing that in classrooms, but now I'd rather work on a new skill.

Aug 10, 2017 07:50 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Diane, that is so cool for you to mention me. Do you remember the person's name?

I have a slogan for you.

You need a really Goode Agent, you need Dianne Goode.

Here's another- Goode, Better, the Best Agent, Dianne Goode

Aug 10, 2017 08:15 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Your glassblowing skills are awesome. Keep it up. I'm so glad you are enjoying it and developing your new found interest.

Aug 10, 2017 08:16 PM
Dianne Goode

It's fun, but had to drop out of classes for August.  Too busy!


Aug 13, 2017 09:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dianne

Thanks for sharing the photos of your glass creations!!

I think "Something Really Goode" works!!


Aug 10, 2017 10:43 PM
Dianne Goode

When I was in high school, Herman's Hermits had a song called "I'm into Something Good."  It caused me a fair bit of grief!

Aug 13, 2017 09:50 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign


                        Thank you Dianne Goode 

Aug 12, 2017 05:40 PM
Dianne Goode

Always an honor, Kathy!  Thank you!

Aug 13, 2017 09:50 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Dianne Goode branding is what it's all about.... everytime you market, you're branding and your marketing should reflect it..... the brief slogans... what you want the future client to read and most importantly REMEMBER...

Aug 13, 2017 04:13 AM
Dianne Goode

Slogan definitely help with remembering a brief encounter.

Aug 13, 2017 09:51 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

And the Lovefest begins between two more Activerainers. That is one of the benefits of this platform that I appreciate. Goode for you!

Aug 13, 2017 05:57 AM
Dianne Goode

It's true.   Some AR friendships are warm and enduring.

Aug 13, 2017 09:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dianne Goode ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! Love your pitcher and vase you made and so impressed you pursued  your interest. Slogans are so important in branding and Debbie Reynolds has a good one. I think the slogan she made up for you is one I'd use Dianne: "You need a really Goode Agent, you need Dianne Goode."

Aug 13, 2017 06:08 AM
Dianne Goode

I may just try one of her slogans.  I'm ordering new business cards soon.

Aug 13, 2017 09:53 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

OH I love that slogan Dorie Dillard - perfect for Dianne Goode !! I would never forget it!

Aug 13, 2017 10:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love your glass work, and one of these days we will have to try our hand at that.  Slogans are not necessarily for evenyone, you just have to work at it.  A

Aug 13, 2017 08:47 AM
Dianne Goode

 A good slogan is sticky, though.  Think of all the slogans we can never forget!  Maxwell House -- Good to the last drop!  

Aug 13, 2017 09:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Diane slogans to work!  Just this morning on FB I saw 2 people looking for service people - one real estate and another a pool service. Bingo - Of course I know exactly who to suggest! One from Active Rain Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES  and another locally. 


And .... your glass blowing looks like fun!  I'd love to try that! So glad Kathy featured you in her Sunday Post!

Aug 13, 2017 10:50 AM
Dianne Goode

Getting on Kathy's list is as good as a Feature  : )   Glass blowing is fun -- there is probably someone near you who offers classes.


Aug 13, 2017 05:28 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I was going to try to be clever with some slogans, but I can't beat the real Debbie Reynolds who has conceived some good ones!

Aug 13, 2017 02:07 PM
Dianne Goode

Hi Margaret.  They're all Goode!

Aug 13, 2017 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I had to chime in to say I loved Dorie Dillard slogan for you!!!!!

Aug 13, 2017 05:21 PM
Dianne Goode

Okay, thanks!   Dorie's definitely got some favorable reaction -- which is what you want a slogan to do!

Aug 13, 2017 05:26 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like such a fun class; I'm sure you made some new friends!

"Taking Goode to a new level"

Aug 14, 2017 11:45 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Not too creative here but I am impressed... Goode today, Goode Tomorrow...When you need me I will be Goode!

Aug 14, 2017 12:19 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I love your story and I love what you made at the class! Beautiful!

Aug 15, 2017 10:27 AM