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 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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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday January 26, 20231. What element is produced by dying stars? Carbon2. What five letter word did Time Magazine coin in 1926 to refer to left-leaners? Pinkos3. What are the calm weather periods occurring near the Equator called? Doldrums4. The Northern Hemisphere is home to 90% of the world's what? PeopleTrivia questions for Friday January 27, 20231. What sports figure was known as "The Wizard of Westwood"?2. What is the number of thieves that Alibaba had?3. What grapefruit sized object has been reckoned to be the largest single cell on earth?4. How many openings were there in the Berlin Wall?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 Find a job you like and you add five days to every week!Attributed to H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Thank 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
Friday Fun…Your Showing Surprise? Last Sunday, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  mentioned a showing surprise they had. At a consultation, I walked into the kitchen.  There, on the kitchen counter was a large (maybe 40-gallon) aquarium. No fish, though. Just the biggest and ugliest lizard I’ve ever seen!  There wasn’t a cover on it so I was reluctant to get too close.  My suggestion to the seller was to find a vacation home for the lizard until the home was sold.  LOL (It took everything I had not to scream and jump when I saw the thing.)So just for fun, share with us a showing surprise you’ve had…fun or fright?  
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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
US Santa Cruz has an amazing program that everyone may not know about! It is called Inspired Expeditions. This program is all about making the world your classroom! Inspired Expeditions explores the far-reaching corners of our globe and showcases their extraordinary faculty, celebrating the expertise and research they conduct on and off campus. Strengthen your connection to the university and broaden your understanding of our world. These expeditions are open to anyone wanting to experience an amazing opportunity. This year Inspired Expeditions are offering four amazing trips this year that you are not going to want to miss out on!  Southern Italy and Sicily with Apulia and the Amalfi CoastApril 18–May 2, 2023Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sic...
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Book Recommendation: Horse by Geraldine BrooksI enjoyed reading Horse (2022) an outstanding novel by Geraldine Brooks and highly recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American historyKentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
The post is submitted to the January 2023 ActiveRain Challenge, Share your Marketing Tips co -hosted by Aura Alex and  Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker. As you might surmise from the featured photo and the one below this retired fellow concentrates on spending quality time with his grandkids! But here it goes anyway.There was a period of time when I was an active agent in Florida not in sales management. I was aware of many marketing ideas but not really which ones worked where. So, the first thing I did was find a couple of niche areas not being well serviced by other agents.Next, I used postcards to introduce myself and my interest in their neighborhoods. In an 135 home 55 plus neighborhood the postcards did not work well. I then sent letters every time a listing of mine sold. Sinc...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Wine not not solve your problems but neither will water or milk!The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist. - Zig ZiglarIf passion drives you, let hold the reins. - Ben FranklinSomedays you need to push yourself to get more done to be successful. - Will HammThere's a way to do it better - Find It! - Thomas Edison  
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
By now I would guess everyone is done making resolutions and almost everyone has broken the resolutions they had made BUT I hope that you are indeed soaring to new heights as Titus & Philemon are.If your resolution(s) have crashed and burned don't pout about it.We all can have as many "do overs" as we want.When someone has wronged us the Bible says we should forgive them 70 times 7 (in short forever). If we should forgive others an infinite time shouldn't we forgive ourselves just as many times?If you are bummed about broken resolutions just pick yourself back up and try again... as many times as it takes. Don't Worry, Be Happy!
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
     More than a decade ago we moved to a development called Mill Creek in West Lampeter Twp. , Lancaster Co.PA 17602 . One of the deciding factors for me was a walking trail that was 2+ miles of mulched walking path along a tributary of the  Conestoga River . Two of our dogs love this walk and have swam in the River on hot sunny days .      Along our walks we see all kinds of wild life andnative plant species. Some of these are Geese and Ducks in the water and Egrets on the River Bank .Squirrels , rabbits are abundant and often we bumpinto a deer or two . Numerous Bird species are chirping from the trees . Sometimes it’s near impossible to get my Black Lab out of the Woods.       Thanks to West Lampeter Twp. for maintaining this Wood land paradise.
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Dunedin New Zealand On a Down Under CruiseEarlier this week I was looking for some photos for a friend and stopped to look through the files of our Australia trip 5 years ago. To the day, we were in port at Dunedin New ZealandWalking in the downtown historic district the feature was the old train station, which had been sold to the town a few years back by the railroad company for a sum of $1.00.It was an active tourist stop and the gardens were meticulously manicured. It made for some grand photo opportunities.The architecture was so ornate and so well preserved as though it had been built just a few short years back and not when officially opened in 1906. At the time it handled over 100 trains a day.The style of architecture was Flemish renaissance. Not to be overlooked, the main hall...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
January 26th - National Peanut Brittle 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 Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Bill Yes Joe, why would anyone steal your toilet paper? At least Titus had a good reason and the toilet paper stayed in your own house. It's hard to believe but stealing toilet paper is a real thing. In the office building I am you can not remove a roll until it's empty and the cleaning crew only leave one extra roll because of theft. How sad is that? One of the stupidest acts of theft I have witnessed was at a bar when a young man (21 I'm sure) came out of the restroom, near the pool table I was running, with one of those giant rolls under his shirt... like no one would notice that. BTW, what a sure way to impress the ladies 🤪.
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🐈Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy - 2-2-23☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comment.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Wednesday January 25, 20231. How many paintings did Vincent Van Gough sell during his lifetime? One2. What style of pants are named after an island in the Gulf of Naples? Capri3. Where are the doldrums? Near the equator4. What is a group of owls called? A parliamentTrivia questions for Thursday January 26, 20231. What element is produced by dying stars?2. What five letter word did Time Magazine coin in 1926 to refer to left-leaners?3. What are the calm weather periods occurring near the Equator called?4. The Northern Hemisphere is home to 90% of the world's what?Enjoy your day
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
When we lived in Boston, MA Diane and I both saw this painting and loved it. I will not tell you that we got it for a song.... but it was all about both liking it. Friends and visitors always made favorable comments about it.Now with that said, you can imagine how thrilled I was to see one of our cats Jill admiring it too. 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 h...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I am all about repurposing food, learned it from my mother.... having been rich and poor, the roller coaster ride of leaving Hungary and stopping in Austria and heading to the United States, I learned to be frugal and make food go a long way. The other day I bought some crab Leggs and Diane, and I had a great appetizer for the main course. Needless to say, we had a little left over. Not enough to share as an appetizer hence I decided to make a salad. Repurposing the remaining crab Leggs.If you asked me or Diane, you would hear it was great. 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 dire...
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