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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 California Properties)
Just for fun: Pets are curious and unpredictable... Diane went out to lunch with friends. Not the closest place to us, it was halfway between Los Angeles and Bakersfield.Now with that said, one of her friends, from Bakersfield gave her a small "cat house" we were wondering what the reaction would be from Jill and Wiley.Needless to say, we were wondering if we need to donate the new gift to a Rescue Organization if ours would not like it. Well clearly, we were wrong. Jill after an hour or so checked it out and claimed it as her own. Even took a nap in it.I mentioned to Diane that Wiley will check it out later in the night. Well, he could not wait till late into the night, he had to check it out before. Diane and I were joking it is too small for him.Clearly it was a great gift, and the c...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
I have a good friend that refer me to a client to sell a home.  As a reward, I off to take them to dinner, they came back and said "We would sooner have you cook up a meal."How could I say no, and who knows maybe I will get another referral, oh yes, I did, just this Wednesday, a person call me to discuss what they need to do to put on their townhome (they have some work to do first).Well I am trying to come up with some home cooking that they may like that I have never cook for them before.  I am going to start out with:English Crab MuffinsThe recipe is :8 oz lump crabmeat5 oz jar Kraft Old English Cheee1 stick of butter1/2 sweet onion, minced1/2 tsp garlic salt1 packafe of English MuffinPaprikaCream all ingredients except the crabmeat, English Muffin and Paprika.  Transfer to bowl and ...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday July 19, 20241. Which blood type is a universal donor? O negative2. What was the first product to have a bar code? Wrogley's Gum3. What was the original name for Gummy Bears? Dancing Bears4. Goiter is mostly caused by what deficiency? IodineTrivia questions for Saturday July 20, 20241. What fraction of the Earth's gravity is the moon's?2. Who sang the song "We Didn't Start the Fire"?3. What year did the Chernobyl disaster occur?4. Which animal is on the Porsche logo?Enjoy your day
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
This Week…To The Moon! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 55 years since man stepped on the moon. Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the Moon. Paul BrandtYes, there are some who doubt this. In fact, a recent movie release skirts this very topic. But I’m not going there.   Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.Attributed to Norman Vincent PealeWhat I do know is that most of us have a fascination with the moon. Whether it’s a full moon, harvest moon, blue moon, or any of the other moons, we all ooh and ahh when we can see it. The Sun watches what I do, but the Moon knows all my secrets. M. WonderlandAround Easter, I see the rabbit in the moon! Don’t believe me? Mark your calendar for next Easter!!! (April 20, 2025) The moon continu...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
If you're in Greenville, SC, and looking to beat the heat, you've got to check out some of the must-visit swimming pools and water parks in the area! There is something for everyone to enjoy, from thrilling slides to soothing wave pools and splash pads. Whatever your taste, there are lots of summertime activities in Greenville, South Carolina, to keep you cool and engaged. So grab your swimsuit, sunscreen, and towel, and get ready for some splashing good times in this vibrant Southern city! Discovery Island Waterpark, Simpsonville, SCSlide, swim, and soak up the summer fun at Discovery Island Waterpark in Simpsonville, SC! This water wonderland has something for everyone, from heart-pounding thrills on the towering water slides to relaxing moments in a rented cabana. Kids will have a bl...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
July 20th Puzzle - National Lollipop 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
(631-819-2913)
July 19th Puzzle - National Barbara 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 Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags We Got Some Satisfaction in Simsbury CTWe attend the summer concert series of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra faithfully every Friday night in July. The concert for July 12 was a tribute to the Rolling Stones, ironically at the same time that the real Stones are touring in concert in the States.Adjacent to the bandstand on this Friday night the flag was sporadic with its lack of wind, but I managed to get a decent shot early in the concert.As the evening progressed, I was tempted to get another shot and was given that opportunity.Any child of the 60's recognizes the Rolling Stones, but one of the facts that was mentioned is that they had recorded over 600 songs. That is quite a legacy.We enjoyed the songs, danced along with over 5,000 like enthusiasts and will look forward ...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday July 18, 20241. What major river runs through Vienna? Danube2. What is Ethiopia's main commercial crop? Coffee3. In what year did ABBA officially become a group? 1973, nope I stand corrected, 19724. In which decade was Elvis Presley born? 1930'sTrivia questions for Friday July 19, 20241. Which blood type is a universal donor?2. What was the first product to have a bar code?3. What was the original name for Gummy Bears?4. Goiter is mostly caused by what deficiency?Enjoy your day
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
OH MY Goodness, I found this funny, and just HAD to share.     Took a class regarding new contracts and all to do with the NAR lawsuit, and saw this, and almost wet my pants!     It was so funny!!!     Hope you got a chuckle, or even a full-out laugh out loud!    Happy Friday!
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…Something New! It’s time for some Friday Fun!  When I was thinking about this month’s challenge-Share Your Legacy in a Letter- I reflected on various parts of my life.  It’s interesting how one turn down a road or the meeting of a person can change your life, and in doing so bring opportunities you never would have dreamed of. Meeting Larry over 40 years ago opened many doors I never thought I’d walk through.   For example, I never imagined I would drive a boat or develop a love of fishing.  I went from a small bass boat to a 25 foot Luhrs and our friend’s 40 ft Sportfishing boat with a flybridge.   I went outside my comfort zone and loved it.   So for Friday…what’s something you never thought you’d do or try and then loved it?Don't let what you cannot do interferewith what y...
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By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
Pie to the Left of Me, Pie to the Right of Me…..Love Pie!Pie season is upon us and I predict that you will be making or buying a pie sometime in the near future, whether it is fruit, vegetable, meat or sweet desert.  There is something about this delectable dish that provokes childhood memories and many of us have no qualms about stating our opinion on what constitutes the best pie. When I think of pie, I remember my mother making me my very own chocolate cream pie every Thanksgiving because I do not like pumpkin pie ( I know this is sacrilegious).A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that contains a filling of various sweet or savory ingredients. Sweet pies may be filled with fruit (as in an apple pie), nuts (pecan pie), fruit preserves (jam tart), brown ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Experience the Magic of Christmas and 18th-Century Living History This SummerLooking for a unique way to celebrate summer? How about a little Christmas cheer in July? Join us at Edaville Family Theme Park for a special evening of festive fun and historical demonstrations! When: 4-9 p.m. July 20 Where: Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St., Carver Tickets/Admission: $12.95-$45.95 For more information: Edaville.com Edaville is hosting special events and theme nights every Saturday night this summer, and this week’s theme is sure to delight history buffs and holiday enthusiasts alike. The theme for this week is 18th-Century Living History Demo & Master at Arms. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus enjoying his offseason at the park!Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to exp...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Join Us for a Hands-On Woodturning Demonstration at Norwell Public Library!Are you fascinated by the art of woodworking? Do you want to see skilled artisans transform a simple piece of wood into a beautiful object right before your eyes? If so, mark your calendar for an exciting event hosted by the Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners! When: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20 Where: Norwell Public Library, 64 South St., Norwell Tickets/Admission: Free, but registration required For more information and to register: tinyurl.com/sswoodturners The Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners are thrilled to offer a captivating presentation and demonstration on the art of woodturning. Woodturning is a unique form of woodworking where hand-held tools and a wood lathe are used to shape a piece of wood i...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Wednesday July 17, 20241.  Who is last in succession for president of the U.S.? Secretary of Homeland Security2. Which store was originally called "Sound of Music"? Best Buy3. In what sport is the "Cy Young Award" awarded? Baseball4. If you suffer from pyrexia what do you have? FeverTrivia questions for Thursday July 18, 20241. What major river runs through Vienna?2. What is Ethiopia's main commercial crop?3. In what year did ABBA officially become a group?4. In which decade was Elvis Presley born?Enjoy your day
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: Holly is on new food, thanks to Diane always trying to do the best.... Holly has some skin issues, so the Vet suggested a food change... Needless to say breakfast takes now 30 minutes to eat.Lunch takes about 45 minutes to eat.Dinner takes about an hour to eat. You might say WHY? Holly is not excited about her new food, and it takes a great deal of coaxing.  My suggestion was tough love like my parents did. When I did not eat something, it was served to me at lunch, dinner and breakfast, let's be clear by the second day I was looking forward to eating the same crapola:) So do you agree with me about tough love? If not feel free to express your views below.Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable,...
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By Carla Freund, NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
North Carolina MountainsSeen at Beech Mountain near Boone and Banner ElkClick to Watch VideoWe stayed with some friends at their mountain home in Beech mountain located about 3.5 +/- hours from Cary NC. It was during the hottest week of the year which was the week celebrating July 4th 2024. The temps in the mountains were in the 80s. Back home it hit 106 degrees which isn't normal. We constantly saw deer on the roads and just outside the house. They are accustomed to people visiting the mountains and seem to trust humans. One more day and I would have had this one eating out of my hands. We did see several fawns which we didn't attempt to engage with. We do see deer in the Raleigh/Cary suburbs but not as many as we saw in the mountains. Just recently we saw some in our backyard in Cary....
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Self-reflection often begins with asking the right questions, helping you discover what truly matters to you. Similarly, asking others about their interests and experiences can provide valuable insights into what drives them.For the past eight weeks, I've been posing questions about what makes you tick and questions about Austin, thoroughly enjoying your responses. This week, let’s shift our focus back to learning more about you.Reflective Questions:uWhat is one experience that has significantly shaped who you are today?uWhen do you feel most at peace with yourself?uWhat are three things you are most grateful for in your life right now?I look forward to your answers and the deeper understanding we will gain about each other through this process.
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
July 18th Puzzle - National Caviar 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 Tuesday July 16, 20241. Botany Bay is located off the coast of what country? Australia2. In geography, what is a skerry? A small rocky island3. What is the world's fastest growing plant? Bamboo4. Who was the first man to return safely from space? Your GagarinTrivia questions for Wednesday July 17, 20241.  Who is last in succession for president of the U.S.?2. Which store was originally called "Sound of Music"?3. In what sport is the "Cy Young Award" awarded?4. If you suffer from pyrexia what do you have?Enjoy your day
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