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 Gail Miller, M.S., EA, IRS Tax Account Analysis serving East Bronx area
(Miller Tax & Advisory Services)
The primary focus of my firm is tax representation and post-tax filing compliance in Parkchester, New York. When taxpayers owe a large debt to the IRS and can’t pay the tax debt, the IRS will seek to collect on the debt through the taxpayer’s assets. If the taxpayer has an asset in which the IRS had placed a tax lien, the taxpayer may think the asset can’t be discharged or sold from under the lien and that somehow the lien prevents the sale of the asset. This simply isn’t true. The asset could in fact be sold from under the lien. The IRS wants nothing more than to collect on the debt and the lien helps to secure that debt. The IRS would rather have the money than property so if the taxpayer could sell it to satisfy the debt, then the IRS would not let the lien interfere with the sale. H...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
This is Flower Mound, TexasJanuary 31, 2023Schools Are Closed - Kids Stayed HomeToday is Trash Pick Up - Only a Few Brave Souls Put Containers At the CurbThe Garbage Trucks Did Not Pick Up Trash At 7:00 AMHomeowners With Multiple Cars Parked On The StreetCars Parked On Street All Night Had a Light Amount of SnowPeople Are Afraid Driveways Are Too SlipperyCars Are Not Driving On Streets Not A Single Plane Flies OverheadNo Sound Of An Ambulance Or Firetruck Not A Creature Is OutdoorsWind Gusts Up To 6MPH (I SEE NO WIND BLOWING)Snow Flurries (I Saw No Snow Falling Down Since I Got Up at 4AM)Streets Are Treacherous (I Drove At 6 AM - There Were No Cars Or Accidents)I Went to the Post Office (I Did Not Fall Walking From Car to PO Door)This Is As Winter As Winter Gets In Flower Mound, TexasIt...
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Everyday AgencyLogic shares just for fun posts related to real estate, marketing, and technology.  Here are this weeks 'Just For Fun' posts:Really Bad MLS PhotosHello From The Listing Side!I'm Your REALTOR And You Know It!Is This The First High-rise Trailer Park?"REALTORS" Official Music Video ;)
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
January 31st - National Inspire Your Heart With Art 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 Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Doctors and mental health professionals encourage all of us to strive for a balance for our best physical and mental health. Have you found your balance?Even in retirement I have found it hard to achieve balance. In fact I think I had a more balanced life when I was working as a Broker/Owner. Prior to retirement I was laser focused on making sure my work did not eclipse my time with my children. In retirement I am finding it hard to make "Me" time between my part time Notary work as a remote loan closer, operator/promoter of my sons work, and Faith related endeavors.My perfect balance would include all of the above plus more social time with friends. I have all the components in place, I just need to get them into the proper proportions.May you have a well balanced day today...and a wel...
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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 Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work!Attributed to A. P. J. Abdul KalamThank 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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Tuesdays Treasures…Baking and Sharing It shames me to admit it, but Larry is a better baker than I am. Granted, he has had the benefit of my coaching as well as his own private kitchen fairy to clean up but, yes, he is. I've come to the conclusion that the difference is he actually follows the recipes!  LOL Last week, Larry made one of my favorites… Cranberry-Pistachio biscotti. We kept some for ourselves and shared them with friends and family.   They’re good plain but we often drizzle white chocolate (which really isn’t chocolate) on them. They are then bagged and given to some friends and family members.  I love cooking and baking and when possible sharing with others.  And the way I look at it, it’s a way to spread the calories. Now that’s a good thing.  Baking is cheaper than thera...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
San Antonio Zoo Valentine's Day FundraiserCry me a CockroachI am often inspired to write my blog by something I have read in the news or a post I've seen on social media.  Today is not unlike others, but this one really made me laugh.  The San Antonio Zoo will let you name a cockroach after an ex and feed it to an animal.  The annual "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser will support the zoo's vision of securing a future for wildlife in Texas and around the world.For $10 the zoo will name a cockroach after your not-so-special ex someone and feed it to an animal.  Some might say this is a cold and cruel way to tell someone that you are no longer interested.  If you're not into bugs, you can choose a vegetable for $5 or a rodent for $25 instead.  All donors will receive a digital Valentine's Da...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel for yourself, or treat what happened as a gift.  Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or a obstacle to keep you from growing.  You get to choose. - Wayne DyerYou only need one person to believe in you, and that one person should be YOU!  Always believe in yourself, even if nobody else does!If they can do it, you can do it!- Will Hamm
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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 Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Yum!  January 30th - National Croissant 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 Play If you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal. Linda Blumenthal - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Hampton Crossing - East Quogue, NY - Serving the Hamptons and Beyond - Cell: 631.466.4087
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
January 30th - National Croissant 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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Speechless Sundays - Celebration of Life Sunset Last evening, Ray and I enjoyed a stunning sunset before a celebration of life gathering for parents we have lost. It was the perfect beginning to a wonderful evening... More to come. Happy Sunday, All!© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | SavvyBroker@me.com | Speechless Sundays - Celebration of Life Sunset
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo is an iconic local spot in Austin. They make the best hand-squeezed margaritas and serve Black Angus beef tacos (along with many other Tex- Mex offerings) and have since 1975!A quirky marquee is out front on the corner of West 5th and Campbell. Every day they change their bill board with a new pun (everything imaginable).       They encourage you to submit your pun on their website and of course have permission to post them. It’s one of those “Keep Austin Weird” things that we all in Austin love!They post them on Instagram because everyone loves them. Our own Myrl Jeffcoat follows them as well as Kathy Streib and Endre Barath, Jr.! We all need some laughter or a chuckle each day! It's fun checking out the new pun each day.                                 Hope you enjoy these! ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I just got my power back on from our Ice storm in Austin! The last 24 hours has been something! Its fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out!u 2009: Eric Holder is sworn in Feb. 3 as the first Black attorney general.u 2004: The social networking site Facebook is launched Feb. 4.u 2003: U.S. space shuttle Columbia explodes Feb. 1 on re-entry. Seven aboard perish.u 1990: On Jan. 31, the first McDonald's restaurant in Moscow, Russia, opens its doors.u 1960: On Feb. 1, four Black students protest a segregated North Carolina lunch counter.u 1948: On Jan. 30, Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated.u 1938: The play "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens Feb. 4 in New York City.u 1887: Punxsutawney, PA, celebrates its firs...
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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 There comes a point in your life where you have to accept that you can't work all the time because there are people that need you waiting at home!Attributed to Debra StephensonThank 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 Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Beautiful Beckett and Handsome Hudson are athletes and trying out different sports to see where their passion lies. This January Hudson is playing basketball and flag football and Beckett is playing basketball. Saturdays are a medley of games!              Saturday I made Hudson’s basketball at 9 am and Beckett’s 3:00 basketball game. I couldn’t make Hudson’s 3:30 flag football game as I can’t be in two places at the same time! It was all worth it! I’m so fortunate to be able to make their games….plus I made it to this office between games and caught up on a project I’ve been working on. I value time being able to be there for the grands...definitely time well spent!“When you have a grandchild, it fills the space in your heart that you never realized was empty.”  ….Unknown 
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By Carmine & Debbie Rauso, Professional REALTORs and Real Estate Investors
(COMPASS RE)
Penne alla Vodka is one of our favorite dishes. The sauce is the perfect balance of rich and creamy without being overbearing like a heavy alfredo sauce. This variation marries the traditional vodka sauce with an earthy pesto, and the spice level gets kicked up a notch with crushed red pepper flakes. If you don't like spicy foods, you can leave out the red pepper flakes entirely. We promise we won't judge! Ingredients1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 shallot, finely chopped4 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 teaspoon dried oregano1–2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, to taste1/2 cup tomato paste1/4 cup vodka (use a “bottom shelf” brand)3/4 cup basil pestsalt and black pepper, to taste1 cup heavy cream1 pound penne pasta3 tablespoons salted butter1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more f...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Motivational Monday...The T-Towel How many times has a friend asked you to go to lunch and you said “I’ll pass, I have too much work at home to do.”  Or a spur-of-the-moment suggestion from your significant other to go out of town or dinner and you beg off because you have too many chores to do at home.   A few weeks ago I read a short tale of the T-Towel.  A woman shared that just before she married, her grandmother took her over to her sink, grabbed a T-Towel, and covered the dirty dishes in her sink with it.  She told her granddaughter “Never say no to a chance to go out with your husband or friends just because you have housework to do. Just cover your dishes with a towel. They’ll be waiting for you when you return.” Her point to her granddaughter and the rest of us was not to miss ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
A great football game dip. bill  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       Will Hamm, Hamm Homes LLC.Aurora, Colorado HammH...
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