A Quick Three-Hour Lunch in Baltimore!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Mama's on the Half ShellDessertWhat happens when friends who haven't seen each other for a year - both real estate agents, one from Santa Barbara, CA and one from Baltimore, MD - get together? You go for a quick lunch.

Well, it sure seemedquick, but the watch confirmed that it was over three hours! I met Diana Fornas through our mutual friend, and top real estate agent, Ira Serkes in Berkeley, CA. Diana and I had a delightful lunch at Mama's On the Half Shell, a Baltimore oyster house. We shared conversation, personal stories, and decadent triple chocolate cheesecake dessert.

Diana is getting involved with a group called Army of Women, an organization formed when the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation joined forces to launch the Love/Avon Army of Women. The organization has two key goals:

  • To recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.
  • To challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women.

Visit the FAQ pageto learn more about how the Army of Women is working to stop breast cancer in its tracks. I am encouraging Diana to sign up with Active Rain so she can spread the word about this research group, and enjoy the community of Rainers at the same time.

Diana Fornas and Margaret RomeDiana and FriendsHow can you take a three hour break in the middle of planning a technology seminar the next day, three settlements in the next 10 days, acknowledgments to write for the book (Real Estate the Rome Way)deadline, a listing appointment, emails, blogging, etc.? Well you just remember WIN and ask, "What's Important Now?" It was important to see my friend Diana who came to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a checkup - she's doing fine and looks great. Just look at her with the two "guys" on the sidewalk near Mama's!

No matter how busy I am, and how much there is still to do, I'll always make time for the special people in my life, like Diana.

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William Johnson
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Hello Margaret, it has been a while. That was a wonderful piece and you WIN point is marvelous. How's the book coming? Hope all is well in your life and that you just had the Best Time at lunch.

Nov 16, 2008 12:16 PM #1
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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William,   WIN was almost the title of the book. 

Real Estate the Right Rome Way  is with the printer. Not long now!   Thanks for asking.

Diana and I had a wonderful lunch.

Nov 16, 2008 12:49 PM #2
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C Tann-Starr
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WIN is a very cool concept. I like it. :-)

Nov 16, 2008 01:10 PM #3
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Ahhh...isn't it great when you can enjoy a three hour lunch and have amazing conversations with friends? I had one of those with a new friend a few weeks ago. Time just flew by!

Nov 16, 2008 02:13 PM #4
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C, WIN can keep you in line especially with children.  Glad you like it.

Lizette, It has to do with being in the moment; doing what is important. I only planned  a quick lunch. An hour is usually enough but we were so enjoying each other so much and it was a a delightful afternoon.

Could have written about how we picked this restaurant. Plugged in my GPS and decided we would find one with the most unusual name....turned out to be a place we decided not to visit.

Nov 16, 2008 09:02 PM #5
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Greg Gorman
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Good Morning Doll...Time flies when you're with old friends...and chocolate! Good things are always happening around you. Hugs.

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Nov 16, 2008 09:33 PM #6
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Don Rogers
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Margaret,

It is always good to make time for those special people in ones life.  This new organization sound like a worthwile venture too.

Nov 16, 2008 10:51 PM #7
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Greg, good things are happening. I am being interviewed today for the book. Thanks for your wonderful support.

Don, We have to make time for our special people!! I hope that Diana's organization get some good PR here. Thanks for stopping by.

Nov 17, 2008 03:28 AM #8
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Raylene Lewis
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That cake looks pretty good!

Nov 17, 2008 06:11 AM #9
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Raylene, Diana and I split that piece of  chocolate cheesecake. It was decadent and divine!

Nov 17, 2008 08:10 AM #10
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Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
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Margret - THis sounds like a lot of fun. I have to admit that i love seafood, and this sounds great after all of the turkey I've consumed lately.

Nov 28, 2008 10:47 PM #11
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Larry, Just let me know when you will be in Baltimore. Loving seafood, you gotta come visit!

Nov 28, 2008 10:57 PM #12
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