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.


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Recent blogs on Just for Fun
By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
January 29th - National Puzzle 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 Saturday January 28, 20231. A Sone is a unit of what? Loudness2. What is the smallest biological unit of a living organism? Cell3. What was the original brand of cereal pitched by Tony the Tiger? Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes4. What is the ball, or flat plate, that sits on top of a flag pole called? TruckTrivia questions for Sunday January 29, 20231. What nation's legislative body is called the Diet?2. Which TV show's theme song starts with the words "Come and knock on my door"?3. Metropolis is the home city of which fictional character?4. A skulk is a group of which animal?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 May you live all the days of your life!Attributed to Jonathan SwiftThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, 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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Denver has seen A LOT of snow over the last month, and it has not melted, which is very unusual here.   Some streets are still riddled with ice hills, and tough to maneuver.   There was one day this week that got to 40 degrees and was thankful.    With this cold and snowy weather, my listing has a few areas of concern with a VA appraisal and had to beg for a waiver.   I met with a few contractors to repair/paint/caulk, which cannot happen when the weather is so cold.   Luckily, the VA did approve, so now the file is with the underwriter, hopefully, Monday will hear we have a clear to close. It wasn't as busy with real estate appointments, so started setting lunches/dinners with clients and friends.    I just spent a whole week eating out, so wasn't much different this week!    Not too u...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
We didn't expect them so it's a good thing they ate like birds. Well they were birds so that worked out well. At least a couple of them used the doormat.We have had always had a lot of birds around because I keep the bird feeders full during December, January, and February. What's new this year is they have decided to take shelter right in front of our front door. Honestly, I have no clue as to why.
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Allrecipes Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken RecipeChef Dolores used the Allrecipes Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken recipe. We enjoyed the results and she asked me to share the recipe with you. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.  Flower, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7528Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
January 28th - National Kazoo 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 Friday January 27, 20231. What sports figure was known as "The Wizard of Westwood"? John Wooden2. What is the number of thieves that Alibaba had? 403. What grapefruit sized object has been reckoned to be the largest single cell on earth? An Ostrich egg yolk4. How many openings were there in the Berlin Wall? TwoTrivia questions for Saturday January 28, 20231. A Sone is a unit of what?2. What is the smallest biological unit of a living organism?3. What was the original brand of cereal pitched by Tony the Tiger?4. What is the ball, or flat plate, that sits on top of a flag pole called? 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 We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving!Attributed to Friedrich NietzscheThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, 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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Saturday Shots - The Calm after the StormOur recent days & weeks have been filled with craziness, sadness and a LOT of stress. It's been a week of storms & cold here in Charlotte but, last evening, we had a nice, calm, relaxing evening, watching the sunset together. Peace filled our hearts, as did the awe of the gorgeous artwork in the sky. Life really is good and each day, I am so very grateful for life - both personal and professional. #BlessedBeyondMeasure  #LivingLifeToItsFullest The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.                                                                                       ~Eleanor Roosevelt Happy Saturday Everyone!                          ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Furry Friends Friday - Prim & Proper Gracie RoseWhile she may appear to be snooty, she's quite the sweetie! She reminds me of my great-grandmother, who I remember very well. She was statuesque, very prim & proper but, 'behind closed doors,' she had a heart of gold and was one of the sweetest women I've ever known. Our sweet Gracie is cuddly - mostly when she wants to be. She certainly portrays the ruling kitty with a tough exterior & cold heart...until you call her name. Then she melts!Happy Friday everyone!  © Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | SavvyBroker@me.com | Furry Friends Friday - Prim & Proper Gracie Rose
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
 This Week…RemindersThis week has been a difficult as well as a busy week.   We had tornado warnings in our area…phones and whistles were going off on our phones. Thankfully they missed our area, but sadly many homes were destroyed south of Houston.   Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off. Saint Francis de SalesOur good friend in FL ended up having triple bypass surgery after feeling chest pains (he’s doing well).   Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust And then we learned that our friend, Grant Schneider had passed away.  Life runs at a fast pace and it is too easy to forget that those we call our friends…the people who we laugh with…who we count on…who we like…....
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
San Francisco 49ers (+2.5, O/U 46.5) at Philadelphia EaglesMy Assessment: This line opened with the Eagles listed as a short 1.5-point home favorite. Respected money had laid the points with Philadelphia, steaming the Eagles up from -1.5 to -2.5. Home favorites are 23-9 straight up (72%) in the AFC and NFC Championship games over the past 20 years. I’ll bet on San Francisco to win straight. We here in Gilbert Arizona will be rooting for our own Brock Purdy (aka Mr. Irrelevant)           Cincinnati Bengals (+1, O/U 47.5) at Kansas City Chiefs My Assessment: We’ve seen drastic back-and-forth line movement in this game. The Chiefs opened as short favorites and the line quickly flipped to Bengals -2.5 based upon speculation that Patrick Mahomes would be hobbled due to his high ankle sprain....
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
LOUISIANA HOT CRAB DIP Ingredients: 1/2 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 3 tablespoons minced green onions (white and green parts) 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine all of the ingredients in a casserole dish and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Adjust seasoning to taste. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly golden on top. Serve hot. Serve hot, with hot sauce on the side for those who like it spicy.       All reactions: 825825  
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By Steve Penner, REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)
(Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software)
Bob was a real estate agent, with a heart of gold,Helping folks find homes, new and old.He worked with a young couple, for weeks on end,Showing them houses, again and again.They found their dream home, and made an offer,Accepted at less, than what they proffer.Ecstatic, they told everyone they knew,But their joy was short-lived, as they soon grew blue.When they went to get their mortgage, to their surprise,The rates had gone up, and now it was not wise.Devastated, embarrassed, and feeling low,Bob was also frustrated, as he watched the sale go.He learned as an agent, it's not just about the find,But also to prepare, for what's on the grind.To understand the process, and be ready for the road,So next time, the sale will close, without a heavy load.THE ENDDisclaimer: All events depicted ar...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Like many people, I always loved animals and had many different pets to teach my children valuable life lessons. In this photograph you see my daughter hiking in the Swiss Alps. On her trails she was greeted by a Seedenhund, one of many Swiss Mountain Dogs. She has a way with animals that are always positive. They connect easily. As a family, we traveled to many places and always seemed to discover new life lessons about animals. Here are some of the life lessons you may have also learned. If you have more, I would love it if you shared:  BIRDSThey say the early bird catches the worm. It sings at the break of dawn when the sun is just about to rise. It eats only what it needs and spends the rest of the time flying in the sky, usually coming down from tree to tree. If you come to a cross...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Lakewood, CO Fri Jan 27 2023This week the median list price for Lakewood, CO is $702,500 with the market action index hovering around 52. This is an increase over last month's market action index of 50. Inventory has decreased to 94. Click here to stay informed with the Lakewood market! Market Action Index This answers “How’s the Market?” by comparing rate of sales versus inventory. Buyer'sMarketSeller'sMarket0102030405060708090100TodayTodayLast MonthLast Month5252Strong Seller's Market Home sales continue to outstrip supply and the Market Action Index has been moving higher for several weeks. This is a Seller’s market so watch for upward pricing pressure in the near future if the trend continues. Real-Time Market Profile Never miss important changes in the Lakewood market. Median List...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
January 27th - National Chocolate Cake 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 Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
Fry Bread: Is So Delicious! Try Some!  I would like to start this blog by saying, I love and adore Fry Bread.  My go to at Pow Wows and to make at home even. So easy and worth a try! A vessel for savory or sweet toppings! Before we get into “complexities” of Indian fry bread history (also spelled frybread), let’s address some basics. This article is about the Indian fry bread that has evolved from the 1864 Navajo ‘Long Walk’ as explained below. Indian fry bread is usually made with a few simple ingredients – wheat (white) flour, salt, fat (lard), and water. Once the ingredients are mixed, it is formed into a flat dough bread that is fried or deep-fried in oil, shortening, or lard. Fry bread can be eaten just as it’s taken from the oil, or with one or more of several popular toppings. By...
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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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