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 Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I remember well, and fondly, what Joe is saying about his elementary school years BUT today most people are more health conscious then they were in the past so sweets and a high caloric intake is often avoided. If you don't know what your lover wants then ask them.In my household homemade cards and crafts are preferred by all. Over our 25+ years of marriage I believe Carol has kept every home made card she has ever received (yes, for all holidays and all occasions).
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
 A last minute adjustment on the amount of Snow we are going to receive has me unprepared. You seeon our projected Snow Days , I also plan in making Irish Stew in our Crock Pot . The aroma permeates thehouse all day long ( 8-10 hours) and our Black Lab starts pacing around the Kitchen by hour 7 . This snow will be excellent for Sledding and building aFrosty the Snowman. I will have to cut this short because Tucker ( Black Lab) is dying to get out toin the snow ( and chase snowballs). Snow Days area special day . 
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
February 13th Puzzle - National Tortellini 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 questions for Monday February 12, 20231. Who was the US's first Postmaster General?  Benjamin Franklin2. What did the first vending machine dispense? Holy Water3. How many states end with the letter "O"? Four4. What type of surface is curling played on?  IceNo trivia questions today. I did write them but they were greated by a 504 Internal Gateway error, followed by a second attempt for a 500 Internal Server Error. The good news is no Chihuahua. So as a twist today, I am going to post the answers to the questions originally asked and let those of you who want to think of the questions. Good lick1. 25 years2. A derringer3. Avocados4. December 7, 1941Enjoy your day
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By Marco Cruz, Automation Made Easy
(automateNow )
Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) are critical components in modern software development, streamlining the delivery pipeline and ensuring the reliability of applications. Jenkins and CircleCI are two popular CI/CD tools, each with its own strengths and considerations. In this article, we'll explore the key features, advantages, and differences between Jenkins and CircleCI to help you make an informed decision for your development workflow.Jenkins: The Veteran in CI/CDFlexibility and CustomizationJenkins, an open-source automation server, has been a stalwart in the CI/CD landscape for years. One of its standout features is its extensive plugin ecosystem, providing unparalleled flexibility and customization. Jenkins allows users to tailor their pipelines to specific...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Most of you who read my posts, know I focus on Real Estate, and the rest of the time I focus on cooking and eating good food.When we visit our doctor for our annual checkups, we discuss, that there is hardly any salt on the menu and there is always a balanced gourmet meal on the table.Well, there are times when there is nothing but a good healthy soup. Might not be gourmet, but very tasty and healthy. "...I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel you can have a little bit of everything..."I so agree with JULIA Child she was spot on with this observation."...the more you know, the more you can create. There's no end to imagination in the kitchen..."Julia Child's quote is so spot on, I kn...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Random Thoughts…Football Withdrawal In years past, I would be having my annual football withdrawal. While I still love a well-played game of football, there has been a misplaced emphasis on all things other than the game of football. Nevertheless…a few random thoughts… ~Just when I thought I understood the Rules for Overtime, they go and change them.   ~It is amazing that the Chiefs with 3 seconds left in regular play managed to tie the game with a field goal. And with 3 seconds left in the first quarter of overtime, Patrick Mahomes throws the ball for the game-winning touchdown. Takeaway…Keep fighting until the end!!  ~When the Chiefs won, why was it necessary to focus the cameras on Travis Kelce’s girlfriend? (Yes, I know why and it is part of what is turning many away from the game)~...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Forrest Gump Had a Special Wisdom, Monday MusingsWe are still doing the vacation thing and for a break, pulled into a rest stop in Savannah. Imagine our surprise to see Forrest Gump seated in the lobby. We stopped to have a talk with him, and it was quite interesting to say the least.The movie was described as Forrest growing up in Alabama, and while some of the movie was filmed there, the majority of the film was shot in South Carolina and Georgia.The famous bench scene, where Forrest recounts his life story to anybody that would sit with him most of the movie was shot in Savannah's Chippewa Square, which still gets a lot of attention from tourists.Forrest was a very profound individual as was his Mama and he gave us some of his best advise while we sat on the bench with him. "There’s ...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
  Re/Max Results -Courses in Miracles, Lessons 56-60   Listen along as I discuss a unique spiritual self-study program that I have been reading, A Course in Miracles. This course walks you through the connection to God and your fellow humans as we are all united as one. Learn to live your truth consistently and give yourself a profound sense of peace. The lessons within A Courses in Miracles are meant to teach you happiness, peace, joy and love. I hope that you will be able to enjoy these clips and shift your thoughts and energy, thereby attracting positivity into your life.   Lesson #56: Help to see God in everything   Lesson #57: How much do you desire peace over endless strife?     Lesson #58: There is a better way of doing things   Lesson #59:  A Testimony to Miracles--Updates on M...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Lundi Gras, French for "Fat Monday," is the day before Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It serves as the grand kickoff to the final day of Mardi Gras celebrations. The history of Lundi Gras is closely tied to the traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The concept of Lundi Gras was popularized by the city's famous "Rex" Krewe in 1987. The Rex organization decided to revive the tradition of celebrating the arrival of the Rex King (the monarch of Mardi Gras) with a grand event on the day before Fat Tuesday. This event, known as Lundi Gras, has since become an integral part of the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Lundi Gras celebrations typically include a variety of events, such as parades, concerts, and riverfront festivities. One of the highlights of Lundi Gras is the arrival of the R...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. - Arthur AsheIt's time to start living the life you've imagined. - Henry JamesYou give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil GibranThere has never yet been a man in our history who let a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. - Theodore RooseveltThe difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.  - Vince LombardiI think, Singing is in the rain is good for all of us, I know more about 2 more people in the rain and I think I will do more then 3 more. - Will Hamm
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
February 12th Puzzle - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday: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 John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA, Master Mold Inspector & Chief Mold Assessor
(INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST)
 Soon will be wearing his Super Bowl ring. Congratulations Pacheco!! Go Chiefs! It was an exciting game to watch... The battle for excellency. Both QB played very hard and both won. 49rs did not lose the Chief just won! Hopefully we will see it again in 2025. 
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Even if you look at Valentines Day as only a money maker for card companies, florists, and candy sellers, chances are your significant other is expecting some gesture of affection. If you are going to be a stubborn toad and refuse to participate then you really don't deserve the affection of your mate... your a toad!I have always loved St. Valentines day. I think the fun started back in my grade school days. I loved making a valentines day box (with the help of my mother) and handing out the little cards to my classmates and teacher. I hope you participate this year, even if you and your sweetheart have been together for decades.Happy Valentines Day my AR classmates.
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By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA)
"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve" ~ Napolean HillThis is a powerful statement with the operative words "and believe" being the key to achievement. Belief is a key component of life. If you believe you can, you're right. If you believe you cannot, again you are right. When I was a younger man an older man told me "Life is what happens in-between your plans." "Life will knock you down and try to steal your dream so, you must keep getting up and continue pursuit of those dreams." Our country's Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator that certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." It's important to note it ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Lundi Gras, French for "Fat Monday," is the day before Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It serves as the grand kickoff to the final day of Mardi Gras celebrations. The history of Lundi Gras is closely tied to the traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The concept of Lundi Gras was popularized by the city's famous "Rex" Krewe in 1987. The Rex organization decided to revive the tradition of celebrating the arrival of the Rex King (the monarch of Mardi Gras) with a grand event on the day before Fat Tuesday. This event, known as Lundi Gras, has since become an integral part of the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Lundi Gras celebrations typically include a variety of events, such as parades, concerts, and riverfront festivities. One of the highlights of Lundi Gras is the arrival of the R...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Sunday February 11, 20231. What is a group of lions called? Pride2. Who said: "well done is better than well said"? Benjamin Franklin3. What nation is the largest importer of pork? China4. Which is the smallest planet in our solar system? MercuryTrivia questions for Monday February 12, 20231. Who was the US's first Postmaster General?2. What did the first vending machine dispense?3. How many states end with the letter "O"?4. What type of surface is curling played on? Enjoy your day
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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)
  Did you know there's a special day on February 11 devoted to making new friends. Making friends seems to be easy when young, but as folks age, it's easy to get out of the habit of making friends. February 11th is a day to fix that bad habit and replace it with a good new one by purposefully making at least one new friend. Image courtesy of www.nationaldaycalendar.com.  Thanks for reading "Make A Friend Days is Feb. 11."
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Lundi Gras, French for "Fat Monday," is the day before Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It serves as the grand kickoff to the final day of Mardi Gras celebrations. The history of Lundi Gras is closely tied to the traditions of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.The concept of Lundi Gras was popularized by the city's famous "Rex" Krewe in 1987. The Rex organization decided to revive the tradition of celebrating the arrival of the Rex King (the monarch of Mardi Gras) with a grand event on the day before Fat Tuesday. This event, known as Lundi Gras, has since become an integral part of the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.Lundi Gras celebrations typically include a variety of events, such as parades, concerts, and riverfront festivities. One of the highlights of Lundi Gras is the arrival of the Rex ...
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