Menage A Trois Minus One Equals TWO BARFF's!

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I know you’ve all been waiting to hear about my lunch with my BARFF (Roger Mucci).  If you’re not familiar with our saga, this post should get you started.

Roger MucciBARFF and I met over a year ago when we started commenting on each other’s blog.  We both thought each other was straight forward (not literally) in our comments and couldn’t wait to meet each other.  

Just ask anyone who’s been on ActiveRain for any amount of time and I’ll bet they have a similar story about someone they’ve met here. This is not just a Real Estate blogging community.   Sure you’re here for the SEO, business and leads... and let’s not forget the points!! But the best part are the friends we meet here... some we get to meet in the flesh.. and others will have to be virtual... at least for a while.


Still not sure you should reach out and meet a fellow Rainer?  Check out this recent post by Bridget McGee  on ActiveRainer’s supporting each other;  Connie Harvey’s post asking for Prayers for Missy Caulk’s son.  or Amy Hahn’s recent post on her ActiveRain Wealth!

So what was our lunch like?  It was like any other lunch between 2 old friends.  We hugged.... we ditched any pretense of a diet... and we talked.  Did we talk about ActiveRain?  Some... but we spoke about what’s going on in each other’s lives.  We caught up with family, Mickey, grandkids and life.   It’s like two old friends.... able to read each other’s minds... finish each other’s sentences.... write each other’s posts......
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Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

LOL....I think I have read this before!   LOL   Glad you got to meet...I am sure it was a lot of fun!!!  I know i enjoyed talking to you last month!!!!   

 

Oct 20, 2011 09:36 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kathy. I just read and commented on Roger's post. Did you guys write it together, it was exactly the same? No matter, glad you finally made it.

Oct 20, 2011 09:38 AM #12
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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How nice to have an AR best buddy. Sounds like you and Roger had a really good time having lunch.

Oct 20, 2011 09:58 AM #13
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring

Deja vu all over again.

Yes, I remember last yr's post when you first met.  Yes, AR is so special.  And, people that are not part of it, just don't get it. 

Oct 20, 2011 10:20 AM #14
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John McCormack
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Sounds like you and your BARFF had a great time.  Just like old pals should.  I too am enjoying the friendships that are forming in Active Rain.

Oct 20, 2011 10:39 AM #15
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Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

I Love it!!  I hit the magic button so we could hopefully put the two BARFF(s) in the spotlight :).  Is is Best Active Rain Friends Forever??  I think that may be what BARFF is?? 

Oct 20, 2011 12:18 PM #16
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Perfect! And this is the best part of the Rain, when we get to meet those who we've only "met" through our blogs, phone calls and emails.

Oct 20, 2011 12:23 PM #17
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

BARFF, this is just as much fun as I thought it would be...........peeps bouncing back and forth between our two identical posts!  Lovin' it!

Oct 20, 2011 01:05 PM #18
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Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Glad you had a great time with BARFF!  Nothing like old friends...:)

Oct 20, 2011 02:32 PM #19
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Kerrie La Guardia
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Awwww, this is so cute!!!  Isn't it funny how AR has formed BARFFs, marriages etc.  Love it!

Oct 20, 2011 03:08 PM #20
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dianne- it adds that dimension you just can't get if you've never met the person.

Joanna- BARFF- means Best Active Rain Friend Forever.  Coined it last year, I think.

Cindy- I love seeing pics of when Active Rain members meet others here on the rain.

Susan- two peas in an odd shaped pod!

Deborah- you got it!  I know I did too.  We all usually just email or text but it is so much fun to actually hear a voice isn't it.

Sheila- I think it was my cold medicine that was the prankster... I said let's write the same post, different photos to see what happens and if any one would notice.  

Malcolm- that we did!  Hope you find one near you.

Debbie- I loved seeing you and some of the other Rainers' pics from a post this year.

John-this is one huge referral network and a great community.

Pam- you got it!  Now... we have to get you over for lunch soon!

Craig- yep..I know just how I'd get you down here to Delray... and her initials are HL.    

BARFF- tis fun, isn't it!  

Jennifer- I'm going to make sure Tony (Roger's brother) never leaves this area.

Kerrie- People who aren't really using AR are missing out on so much!

Oct 20, 2011 03:39 PM #21
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO

Kathy

I recently discovered Roger's blog through a re-post. His posts are fun to read.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 20, 2011 04:54 PM #22
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Paul Henderson
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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Pretty scary stuff Kathy. On two occasions, while traveling, I stopped in to the offices of friends I have met at ActiveRain. It is like we have known each other for a long time but never have shook hands or been able to embrace. 

Oct 20, 2011 07:57 PM #23
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You two crazy kids!  Now tell the truth...did you write the posts together or did one of you do all the work and let the other slide????

Oct 20, 2011 08:01 PM #24
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lou- I'm glad you discovered Roger... he's funny and fun to read!

Paul- I love meeting fellow Rainers... I wanted to this last trip to Houston but only had so much time.  

Sharon- not saying!  (can you guess by the writing?)

Oct 20, 2011 09:04 PM #25
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - Wait a second - I think I had deja vu all over again!  Didn't I just read this post, word for word on Roger's post?!!!  You guys!  Hey, I love Roger's photo - he has lost weight, too - he looks way thinner!  That Take It Off In The Rain group really is working!  Glad you two got together - wish I could have been the third component, but one day...

Oct 20, 2011 09:53 PM #26
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Kathy, what a great friendship you and Roger have here in the Rain and outside the Rain.  I met Roger on AR through one of your posts.

Oct 20, 2011 11:46 PM #27
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The Scott Loper Team Lansdale & Harleysville PA Homes
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Kathy,

That is wonderful that you have forged such a great friendship.  I like many people I have met on the Rain.  It is a great that you two connected so well.

Lisa

Oct 21, 2011 07:19 AM #28
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Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

What a blast I am sure. Roger is so much fun and I can only imagine the laughs you shared. I was so fortunate to meet so many of my AR friends at the RESA conference last year...I never would have imagined the bonds that would be created by blogging in the rain. It is truly a phenomenon!!

Oct 21, 2011 06:16 PM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I can't really tell from the writing style.  You both have similar writing styles and although I'm leaning toward Roger being the primary writer, I think it may have been a team effort.

Nevermind...I just saw Roger's response to my comment on his post and he spilled the beans!

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