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.

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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
Today we are going to jump back to the early days of Rock & Roll.Rock Around the Clock was not the first Rock & Roll recording. Nor was it the first successful record of the genre. That honor goes to Big Joe Turner for his song Shake Rattle & Roll, which reached No. 1 on the billboard chart in 1954. Nevertheless, Bill Haley’s version of Rock Around the Clock became song that catapulted Rock & Roll into the mainstream.The original full title of the song was "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!" which was used on the original Decca recordings. It was later shortened to Rock Around the Clock on subsequent recordings.“Rock Around the Clock" is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time. The exact number of copies sold is unknown. The Guinness Book of Wo...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
 July 25th Puzzle - National Merry-Go-Round 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. The settings at the top of the page will allow you to change the difficulty of the puzzle, number of words, etc. Please check back for future puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day! Click Here To Play  If 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 Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Allright.  Enough complaining about accessiblity?Here's a little bit of fun to start your day.Enjoy, I know I did.
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By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Finnegan loves to watch birds. In this photo, he's out on the deck watching the hummingbirds visit our feeder this morning.   Thanks to Kathy Streib, we learned today is All American Pet Photo Day. How fortuitous, as we're always looking for an excuse to take a photo of this little cutie.  Feel free to share photos of your pets in the comments, we'd love to see them. 
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By Lucy Reyes, Busy Mom and Lifestyle Blogger
(Cheers to Life Blogging)
There's many reasons why you should never stop dating your partner. Yes, I know it is much harder to date your spouse once you have started your family. However, you started a family with them for a reason. And I assume you didn’t just get to that point overnight. It likely involved multiple date nights in order for them to win over your heart. So why should the dating stop after you have kids?  In fact, it’s super important that you continue to make time for each other, even after marriage and kids. Here I’m going to tell you why. It’s a great way to keep your love strongIf you continue to date each other, you’ll always remember why you fell in love in the first place. Like I said, you expanded your family for a reason, so don’t let that decision tear you both apart. Instead, embrace w...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Welcome to reality, with constant peer pressure from social media to define yourselves in 140 characters or less, it is no surprise that who you actually are get lost in the shuffle. But once you get away from the glowing screens of identity makes, how do you decide what your strengths are and how to use them. TAKE PERSONALITY TEST Think these tests are a one size fits all approach? Think again. Personality tests are an objective way of understanding what makes you tick. A popular tool to help you define the patterns in your seemingly complex personality. Once you know which category you fall into, you can start seeing your strengths and weaknesses more clearly in everyday life. Use this to your advantage by walking into a job interview, first date, or any other high stakes situation an...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: Gone Again by James Grippando Gone Again (2016) is book number 12 of the series suspense novels featuring Miami defense attorney Jack Swyteck by The New York Times bestselling American author and lawyer James Grippando. I enjoyed this book and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.  The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless—so says his wife, Tiffany, after “A James Grippando Novel” was a clue for #38 Across in the New York Times crossword puzzle. James is the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction and a New York Times bestselling author of 28 novels of suspense, including the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense ...
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By Walt Fish, Upper Michigan's Most Experienced Home Inspector
(Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC)
Mt. Arvon located in L'anse Township in Michigan's upper peninsula, is the highest natural point in the state of Michigan. I was there a couple days ago, hiked to the top, and then snapped this picture. Quite a view! In truth, this whole area between Scandia and Big Bay is one of the greatest treasures in the UP. You won't find much development just the last bastions of wilderness; ahh.There are also a few large private plots such as those owned by the Huron Mountain Lodge and Granite Loma. World class trout streams, miles upon miles of forest, lake superior, and yes, a Nickel Mine (some would rather it not be there).  
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By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
   The Workout Agendahttp://www.acefitness.org/acefit/workouts-and-programs/Did the 5K Training, then the Half Marathon training, now I am playing TRX Bunny with my clients. Unorthodox? Um... Yeah... Maybe... Fun? Abso-freaking-lutely.Popping in to wish you guys a very gorgeous New Year.My kids are demanding I get back to jogging and blogging because the college life is sucking up all my free time and we have sooooooooo much more fun when I am being irreverent and frivolous online.Hmm... The shorties have a point... Those medical and engineering classes are mad serious and I have been totally obsessed about keeping my GPA in the 90s. All work. Little play. Blah, blah, blah...Time to take a break. Leaving to act like a three year old with my kids. Will blog about it later when we are don...
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By Shannon Miller-Lutz
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
    Eat, Sleep, and Dream…..REAL ESTATE!!!   I remember when I was in college and working as a waitress for income, I would often dream about “being in the weeds.”  I would wake up exhausted after “working” all night!     These days I find that I dream about real estate…things that I need to do, get signatures, call an agent to discuss something…or bad dreams that involve houses falling apart before the inspection, forgetting to do something really important during negotiations or even being “in the weeds” and running late for appointments.       This morning I woke up after several of these dreams. And yet I was excited to get up and go to work! I am a bit obsessed with real estate. Ask anyone who knows me. I talk about it. My ears can pick up random real estate conversations in loud r...
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By Peggy Lyn Speicher, Co-Founder & REALTOR®
(The Speicher Group)
Bethesda, MD   Bethesda, Maryland is one of the premier communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the most highly regarded areas in the United States. It has a population of 60,858. It's located in Montgomery County, Maryland and ranked second on Forbes' “America's Most Livable Cities” list in 2009.   Economy and Education   Bethesda is among the United States' most affluent areas. Its median household income is $141,817, and its residents have access to a flourishing local economy, which means security for your family and children.   Corporations like Marriott International and Lockheed Martin are headquartered in Bethesda. Excellent schools, including Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Walt Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School will give your childre...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Albert J. Herberger was born in Albany, New York back in 1931.  He was commissioned an ensign when he graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1955.   After graduation, his first duty was aboard the patrol boat Rockville.  He continued his education graduating with Class One from the Navy’s Destroyer School beginning his service in destroyers as Operations Officer about the Dewey.Not satisfied, he completed the engineering science at the Naval Postgraduate School serving with the Naval Advisory Group in Vietnam.  Later he acted as senior advisor to the Vietnamese Navy.  He later was the Director of Training at the Navy Officer Candidate School in, Newport, Rhode Island.  After his retirement, he worked as Administrator of the Maritime Administration of the Department of Transp...
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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)
"Cousins are Family you never Outgrow." While there may not be any Hallmark cards available to acknowledge "Cousins Day" (yet), it's still fun to let cousins know they are remembered and loved. During the plague year of 2020 and COVID19, Cousins Day on July 24 is a great excuse to connect or re-connect with cousins. Send a a text message, post a special photo on Facebook, or even better, call a cousins up on the phone or Zoom for an old-fashioned visit. As July 24 is also "Tell an Old Joke Day", consider dusting off and sharing a joke you both found funny as children. Images part of author's collection and may not be used without express permission. Thanks for reading "Lovin' My Cousins on Cousins Day July 24".
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
Many orcas to see, this time 4 orcas inter hood canal Belfair,I am amazed that they need police escort  as well as coast guardcounting over 25 boats following them not to mention kayackswonderful creation to view out the front yard of home 😎
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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)
Sadly, not many merry-go-rounds are running during the plague year of 2020 due to efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Three of my favorite Merry Go Rounds are in California. The King Arthur Carousel in Disneyland. Closer to home in Silicon Valley, I enjoy the Grand Carousel at California Great America and the Looff Carousel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  The horse I most remember riding is Jingles (Mary Poppins' horse from the "Mary Poppins" movie) at the King Arthur Carousel in Disneyland. The Looff Carousel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk still possesses the classic old-fashioned "grab the brass ring" feature. Once a rider is lucky enough to grab a brass ring, the rider must successfully toss it into the mouth of the clown to win another ride on the carousel. See a video o...
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Purchasing property can be a complicated and confusing process. It is common for potential buyers to have second thoughts about a purchase, given that they have hundreds, if not thousands, of alternatives. A custom business app can help you take advantage of this indecisiveness and increase your market share. We have discussed below a few ways a real estate business can benefit from investing in a custom mobile app.It Facilitates Direct Communication.Customer interaction is vital to businesses both in and outside the real estate industry. A mobile app enables you to interact with clients and prospects directly and give them reasons to try your services.With a mobile app, you don’t have to fight for attention with other businesses, and all your content goes straight to individuals who ha...
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In the modern world, remote work is becoming more common. Our current range of communication is practically infinite thanks to the internet and mobile devices, and with cloud storage and increasingly digital roles in the mix, it’s possible for almost anyone to have occasional work-from-home days. The only problem is the lingering fear that “working from home” is just an excuse to slack off.Time tracking software helps put some of these fears to rest, with its ability to track employee progress at a distance, but the real selling point is the increasing amount of evidence that working from home actually makes employees more productive. Even to remote working proponents, this information is somewhat suspect, so what could be responsible for this alleged increase in productivity?Why Produc...
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Coolers are quite important for anyone leading an outdoor lifestyle. However, if you don’t pack them up right, they can be quite frustrating to carry around. So, how do you make sure you are maximizing their cooling powers without inconveniencing yourself?Pre-Cool ItCold chillers are known to keep their cooling powers for longer. So, it’s always a good idea to have your coolers spend a night inside a freezer for the best results. If you’re lucky to gain access to a commercial freezer, it would always be a good idea to make good use of it.But if you don’t have access to such a freezer, your best bet is to stick the pack in the coldest part of your home. This should be done the night before the day out.Ice Blocks vs Ice CubesIce blocks typically work better than ice cubes. That’s why it i...
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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)
Do you enjoy learning new and interesting historical facts and trivia? When I’m not selling houses in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., so do I.           1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and is replaced on the throne by her 1-year-old son James VI.          1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.          1866 – Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.          1901 – Bestselling short story writer O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.          1911 – Explorer Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".   ...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
 Jeremiah 29:13“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” By now your heart is likely already drawn even more closely than ever before to the things of God.  There is a joyful experience of seeking out and growing closer to your heavenly father.  And when you enter into KINGDOM living your heart is transformed so that you know what it truly is to LOVE.  You have more kindness and gentleness and self control.   You can see the undeveloped GOOD in others and more truly love those you don’t know as a child of God.  You can also “love your enemy” because you know that God loves them and they are a child of God who maybe has not experienced the love needed to realize whose they are.  Even if they are not interested in the things of God, you showing LOVE for them mig...
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