Just for Fun

The savvy, charming and hilarious members of ActiveRain like to let their hair down and have a little fun. Topics take on a whole new life when the creative minds of AR author fun posts. Wordless Wednesdays are a big contributor of this topic along with other posts written for fun. With each of our members' clever wit behind these blog posts, there should definitely be something for everyone to delight in.


Take a moment out from the daily grind to get lost in these entertaining pieces. If you have a funny story or photo you'd like to share with the wonderful world of AR, please do. Just for Fun posts are a great avenue to expressing yourself and sharing your funny bone.

Recent blogs on Just for Fun
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
This post was requested by Ray Henson   here you go and one more coming up soon:)  First and most importantly rinse the cranberries under cold water and eliminate some of the damaged or tired looking berries. 1.  I love to take 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 of freshly squeezed orange juice2.  One cup of ordinary sugar ( like the crystal type)3.  4 cups or fresh cranberries 4. I also like to add the zest of the oranges My second step after rinsing the cranberries is to boil the liquid until the sugar is dissolved.Then I add the cranberries and simmer for about 10- 15 minutes until most of the cranberries have burst.There were years when I added nutmeg and cinnamon to make the flavors more festive. This year I wanted it to be purer, or should I say simpler. Hence it is a personal preference. T...
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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
30th Annual Art In The Cellars ~ Bargetto Winery Do you need a fun last minute activity this weekend? Check out the 30th Annual Art In The Cellars at the Bargetto Winery this weekend! This event will be taking place Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th from 11am-5pm.This event is going to be filled with amazing art and wine! There will be over 30 artists showcasing their wonderful work. Wine tasting will be with the purchase of a $20 festival glass. If you are a wine club member the price is $15! Make sure you dress warm, there will be food for purchase as well during the event. The event location is Barqetto Soquel Tasting RoomAddress: 3535 North Main Street Soquel, CA 95073
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
People love dogs. The good news is a dog needn't be a purebred pedigreed  aristocrat to spread joy. Mutts can be just as fun and loveable as AKC-papered pups.December 2 is a day to share and celebrate mutts. Post a picture of a favorite mutt-yours or someone else's.Thanks for reading "Share A Mutt's Photo on Mutt Day December 2."
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
As Philemon says: It's the vibe of Christmas (not a Pontiac automobile). I admit that even with it being three weeks out I have caught the vibe and I like it. More than anything I love the reason for the season.I especially love the music of Christmas. I encourage you to enter the name of your favorite Christmas song into YouTube and sample some of the various versions of your favorite song. That is how I found this one two years ago. What an outstanding voice this lady has. This is a group whom I would never listen to had I not stumbled upon it by looking for Oh Holy Night. I did check out their other music and... no I'd never listen to it BUT this is a real gem.FYI, I've been down with the flu a couple of days. Please say a little prayer that it passes soon. 😓
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
I just love a good seasonally themed dad joke.Does anyone know when a bad joke turns into a day joke?  When it becomes apparent.  My children have told me that I have a dad bod.  I prefer to think of it as a father figure. Please leave me a comment and share your favorite below! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #seasongreetings #funny #dadjoke #pun #realestate #realestateagent #realtor
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate ...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
December 2nd - National Fritters Day:Enjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list.Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
December 1st - National Pie Day:Enjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list.Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday December 1, 20221. What country was the first to send an object to the moon? The Soviet Union2. What are brails and buntlines on a ship? Ropes3. What country is credited with inventing hot dogs? Germany4. What country has the largest forest found within a city? BrazilTrivia questions for Friday December 2, 20221. What was the first TV kids show in the US?2. Who was the only president to not marry?3. In which state was Clark Kent brought up?4. Which fruit is essentially a clone of itself?Enjoy your day.
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others! Attributed to Mahatma GandhiThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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Friday Fun…Popcorn, Hot Cocoa, and What Christmas Movie? The Hallmark Christmas movies started before Thanksgiving and I know at least one person watching them…right Rocky Dickerson?  I know that when I’m baking Christmas cookies, I love watching “The Santa Claus” (all three starring Tim Allen) or Love Actually. There has always been a debate over Die Hard…Christmas movie or not??  And if you’re curious, here are the Top 60 Best Christmas Movies according to Esquire.  Over Thanksgiving weekend, one channel had an “It’s a Wonderful Life” marathon. And of course, you can’t forget these favorites… “White Christmas”  and “A Christmas Story.”   So, just for fun…grab some popcorn, and hot cocoa, and tell us what your favorite Christmas movie is!  
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By Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR, Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise
(Remax Services)
Welcome December 2022!!!No Freezing Snowman Pictures here, South Florida Beautiful Day in… Day Out.South Florida Loves our Sandman, Sandgirls & Starfish!!!Ready to change your address, give Kathy a call.  Kathy Hyatt is a Full Time Realtor specializing in Western Broward County, more particularly in the cities of Plantation, Davie, Sunrise, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches.  Give Kathy a call at 954-347-0244 and visit: www.HyattRealtors.com#RemaxKat #RealEstateKat #RockStarKat #RockStarRealtor #KathyHyatt #KathyHyattSellsPlantation #KathyHyattRealtor #PlantationFlorida #SunriseFlorida #DavieFlorida #HyattRealtors #CooperCityFlorida #KathyHyattSellsSouthFlorida #PlantationAcres #JacarandaPlantation #KathyHyattSellsPlantation
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Be thankful for what you have; you end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah WinfreyDon't be afraid to start all over again.  You may like your new story better.Life is better when you don't care what other people think. - Will HammThe tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. - Benjamin Mays  
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Wednesday November 30, 20221. How long is the gestation period for an African elephant? 22 months2. Do sponges have hearts? No3. What is the slogan of Apple Inc.? Think different4. What goes up and down but still remains in the same place? StairsTrivia questions for Thursday December 1, 20221. What country was the first to send an object to the moon?2. What are brails and buntlines on a ship?3. What country is credited with inventing hot dogs?4. What country has the largest forest found within a city?Enjoy your day.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
There is nothing more fun than NYC at Christmas time! Geno lived in Manhattan for many years before I met him. He always liked to take me back and enjoy the sights and sounds, especially at the holidays!Thanks for the wonderful memories Geno! You always made me feel so special and loved. Miss you big guy!♥“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Life is good if you live in the greater Los Angeles area...I was reminded today by our friend  Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho   as he sent me a great email with some wonderful photos. Needless to say, they were some Blizzard Photos and he laughed that I was complaining about putting on a sweater and a jacket when the temperatures dropped to the mid-fifties and low sixties as I walked Holly our dog.Indeed, we have no right to complain about our weather. As I looked out in our backyard and took these photos of our tangerine tree.Clearly you will agree we have no right to complain. Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  reminding me what is important and what is not. Hope you forgive me using your photo.  Now if you are considering coming to Los Angeles, please reach out to me. Wi...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have! Attributed to Margaret MeadThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Who else, like me, loved Christmas and Advent calendars as a child? Advent calendars are a fun way to teach children about the meaning of the holiday while simultaneously managing expectations, especially the question, "How many more days until Christmas?"Most Advent Calendars feature 24 openings (doors, windows or drawers)  that open up to a picture or Bible verse, and sometimes even a candy, toy or ornament. There's one opening for each day in December leading up to Christmas Eve on the 24th.When my brother and I were young, we had one Advent calendar and took alternating turns daily opening up the little doors.We felt rich when one year we each got our own Advent calendar! Then there was the year of the amazing chocolate candy Advent calendar from Switzerland that my clever Mommy Jud...
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By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
Appreciation for Clients with SelectAnn.comOn this last day of November 2022, I am grateful for my clients.  To many who entrusted me to help them on the journey of buying and selling real estate, I say THANK YOU!  The time spent with each and every one has been unique and special.  Yes, there were times of stress and strain but there were more times of kindness, hopefulness and joy.  I have spent the last few weeks being thankful and delivering gifts to some of my forever clients!  All, who were home, graciously brought me into their homes and shared their stories, time and lives with me.  I feel so grateful to be a part of their lives as they create homes.  Here are a few of the gifts delivered. I am and always will be grateful for the people I have the pleasure of helping on their jo...
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