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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 Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Thank You to all my friends here in the Rain to help me reach 5 Million points yesterday.  I sure hope I can help many of you reach this level in points also.  It as been a long road since 2011 since first joining this great group.  Thank You all again!!
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Zoom Call  5.28.24 Wanda Kubat-Nerdins Do You Know Your Garden?This week's Zoom call was presented by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin and was a did you know experience and was a tutorial on what those plants in the garden should be called. Wanda and her husband, Michael are raised-bed gardeners but while the name may imply hobby, for them it is far more and as it is so extensive, it almost sou like a typical Mid-West combine enterprise.Do You Know What You Are growing?Warned in advance, Wanda let all know there would be a quiz and prizes would be awarded.Her presentation started out with a statement on how the gardens need to be prepared prior to the planting and growing season to ensure all is in working order from the beds to the watering system and also the surrounding fences. Natural fertilizers...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question.answers for Tuesday May 28, 20241. From what language did English borrow the word "zero"? Arabic2. What does the "c" in E=mc squared represent? The speed of light3. What is a group of sharks is called what? A shiver4. What is the fashion capital of Italy? MilanTrivia questions for Wednesday May 29, 20241. What pop star's fans are known as "Claymates"?2. What is the name for a human third molar?3. What was the total length of the Berlin Wall?4. What is the color of the Italian liqeuer Galliano?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)
Sometimes it’s important to ask questions of yourself to learn more about what is important to you. In the same token it’s also important to ask questions of others to learn more about them and what makes them tick. For the past two weeks I’ve asked some questions and loved the responses so let's try 3 new questions this week. Inquiring minds want to know your answers: u What do you consider the most over rated virtue?u Which historical figure do you most identify with?u Where would you like to live?  
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
May 29th Puzzle- National Paperclip Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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)
May 28th Puzzle- National Hamburger Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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 Monday May 27, 20241. What musical is set at Rydell High? Grease2. What is a group of geese in flight called? Skein, team or wedge3. What did Clark Gable do four or more times a day? Shower4. How many days were in 2004? 366Trivia questions for Tuesday May 28, 20241. From what language did English borrow the word "zero"?2. What does the "c" in E=mc squared represent?3. What is a group of sharks is called what?4. What is the fashion capital of Italy?Enjoy your day.. 
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By Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D
(http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com)
Today I was talking to a chap that works for me. I was updating him on some pending grants for clients. We talked about 30  minutes on this.About three hours later, I receive a Face Book Messenger message from my uncle. This was odd because he emails or sends texts.  So I checked the profile and it was him. 100%.So I replied that I was happy to hear from him and all is well. Then comes the messages that he successfully applied for a Coca Cola grant  and he received $200,000. I knew this wasn't true but I sent him two SMS messages and he conformed what I already knew.This was undoubtedly a scam to get me to apply for a grant and oops, there is an application fee. The grant doesn't exist and you lose your money.Two CEOs of companies that I consult to got scammed like this. People get dupe...
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By Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D
(http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com)
Tonight I was talking to a college buddy....and he uttered on of my favorite things in such conversations, "Did I ever tell you the story about bla bla bla......"? You answer, "Yes, many times"   AND THEY PROCEED TO TELL YOU THE STORY AGAIN ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL!!So, while I am on the topic of life's annoyances. Whatever happened to THANK YOU"?  People now say, " I appreciate you". No you don't and isn't that a bit disingenuous? They don't even know me! Kind words are always appreciated (that word again) but not when they have no meaning.Another favorite is "I got you". Why is it that when someone says that to me I instantly feel that they don't have my back or care? "Thank you still works"!!  
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Tuesdays Treasures…Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave One of my favorite times for our walk is early morning when the woods are covered with a soft blanket of fog.  If you open your eyes wide and look carefully you can see the intricate and beautiful handiwork that Mother Nature provides for us.   In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.John Muir What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? E.M. Forster   A walk in nature takes the soul back home. Mary Davis
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
In Austin TX the school year has ended for 2023 -2024! It’s been a great year, full of fun, learning, many sports played, and activities with friends and family. I guess we can say it’s a wrap for the school year. I find it hard to believe Hudson is headed to middle school in the Fall and that sister Beckett is right behind him in the Fall of 2025. So proud of both these kiddos. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb
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By understanding and appreciating the differences between Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Armed Forces Day, we can more fully honor the service and sacrifice of all members of the military community.   "Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the breath of each soldier who died protecting it."  -UnknownThe Significance of Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Armed Forces Day Many Americans consider Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of summer, celebrated by having barbecues, attending parades, and enjoying a long weekend of fun. However, I am often discouraged by the lack of understanding and reference for the various military holidays throughout the year. Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is solely for the purpose of honoring the men and women o...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Sunday May 26, 20241. What painter popularized soup cans and Brillo soap pad boxes? Andy Warhol2. What is Hershey's most popular product? Reeses Peanut Butter Cups3. From what country did the US buy the Virgin Islands? Denmark4. How many sides does a heptagon have? 7Trivia questions for Monday May 27, 20241. What musical is set at Rydell High?2. What is a group of geese in flight called?3. What did Clark Gable do four or more times a day?4. How many days were in 2004?Enjoy your day..     
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday: Look what I saw today in El Segundo.... Hard to believe here in the Greater Los Angeles area I have never seen any signs before and when there were some shortly after it they were taken down.Very interesting, let me know your thoughts.... Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Lucky for me they are not mouths I have to feed for the next 18 years or more. In fact I don't have to feed them at all.There is a very persistent set of robins who comes around every year and tries to build a nest under our carport. This year they succeeded. It's been fun to watch and photograph them. I hope to get a few more before they fly the coop.
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Rainbows come to those who bait!  A quick plan to fish for the day at Panguitch Lake turned into quite an adventure! Leaving the house at 4:30 AM, we diligently watched for the white tails of deer along the sides of the back road, heading toward our destination. A plump, porcupine lumbered across the road in the headlights, then caught sight of two female elk and their male escort on a steep hillside as we continued to climb Cedar Mountain. Just as the sun was rising, we began settling in for the day. The temperature was 29 degrees upon arrival and soon warmed up to a 65 high. What a glorious sight of the reflection off the lake! I had to snap a quick shot to remember this wonderful day with My Honey. We ended up catching our limit!  It's been said that...Good things come to those who w...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
When I have people over for dinner I like to plan a menu that doesn’t entail me cooking while they are at my home! I want to enjoy my friends and family in the moment.Last night I had some neighbors /friends over and since it was Memorial Weekend I decided to have Texas BBQ. I love a BBQ place that is close to me called, InterStellar BBQ. They are only open 11 - 4pm Wednesday – Sunday. If you want to order on-line you need order 72 hours in advance, that way you are assured to get what you want, otherwise they could run out. They have a special door to pick up, thank goodness, allowing you to avoid that long line!They cook each day so it’s fresh and when it’s sold out they will close their restaurant early. There is always a line and some have been known to get there at 8:30 am, waiting...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
May 27th Puzzle- National Cellophane Tape Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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)
May 26th Puzzle- National Blueberry Cheesecake Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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)
May 25th Puzzle- National Tap Dance Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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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