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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.

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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
If you want it, go get it,  If others can do it, YOU CAN DO IT. - Will Hamm Have patience.  All things are difficult before they become easy. - SaadiYou don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.- Zig ZiglarGenius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.Thomas A. EdisonObstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry FordThere are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.Franklin D. Roosevelt  
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
As a parent, when your child asks you for a pet, be sure you learn as much as you can about that pet before you say yes. Chances are, you the parent, are going to be taking care of the pet and not your child. Not knowing the needs of your new pet is why our animal shelters are overflowing and good animals are being euthanized.Dogs, cats, birds, fish, and even reptiles have unique needs... just like YOU! Take responsibility and know those needs.We have had many pets in the Timm household but not a one was adopted before each member of the household read two books on each pet. For us that included guinea pigs, hamster, and parakeets.The subject of Timmothy's cartoon are guinea pigs. Knowing the proper diet of your pet is essential.The preferred basic diet for guinea pigs is unlimited amou...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question amswers for Wednesday April 17, 20231. Where are the doldrums? Near the equator 2. What is a navel orange missing? Seeds3. Which planet has the largest ocean in our solar system? Jupiter 4. Who played George Costanza on the TV show "Seinfeld"? Jason AlexanderTrivia questions for Thursday April 18, 20231. Who wrote the children's classic "Green Eggs and Ham"?2. Where is the oldest continuously operating zoo?3. Until 1792, Kentucky was part of which state?4. What is the largest living bird on earth? Enjoy your day.. 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: Citrus Tree pruning in the back yard... Diane decided to prune the trees. Needless to say, she has been coordinating with our Gardner to do this. Hence, I was stuck dealing with them.They showed up in the afternoon while I was in the middle of keeping one deal together and negotiating two other deal.Next thing I know is they are putting cut branches into the "trash" barrel after they filled the "Green Barrel."  after they left, I was trying to salvage many of the oranges. Clearly you know for future Orange Juice.... Needless to say, managed to save some but what you see here was probably 50% the rest were lost!    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 ...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
.    The Lampeter Cafe reopened recently with New Restauranteurs called a Taste of Philly . The Historic Cafe was renovated to era , a dozen years ago. I started off with a bowl of Kennett (Sq) Mushrooms Soup. It is one of the best I’ve ever had . The soup was full of several types of Mushrooms ( including my favorite Shitake ) . I also had Chicken Quesadillas that were made of non processed chicken ! My Daughter had Chicken Tacos, again shredded Chicken- huge and a cup of Homemade Mac & Cheese . Finally she sawtheir Dessert Display when we came in . One of her favorite was there , Italian Lemon Cream Cake and from the photo above , took some home . They have a unique Menu that you will like . 
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 You are not going to make yourself look better by blowing out someone else's candles. Don't let your ice cream melt while you are counting someone else's sprinkles.  Stay clapping for other's until it is your turn to be clapped for.I am big on treating people with respect.  (That means even the people that you may not be fond of). As the old saying goes ... kill 'em with kindness! Smile at the world and the world and the world just might smile back! Happy Hump Day Everyone! 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...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
"I won't be able to see you anymore...because of my obligations..." Barry White I have some background music playing while I weed through emails this morning and I was thinking about work/life balance.We were at a business luncheon yesterday when a young escrow agent was telling a story of her envy regarding another professional who said as a means of persuasion, "I can work my own hours and vacation when I want...I can always take my phone and computer on vacation!"My business partner and I both laughed and grimaced simultaneously...we each know the many "vacations" we took where the phone or computer took us from our joy and relaxation of the moment.Work/life balance is tough - especially if you need every paycheck.But "obligations" can overwhelm us until we find ourselves too busy to...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yesterday Candice A. Donofrio posted a question about the AI Real Estate agent JOY. I had one of those "in the middle of the night thoughts" that I wanted to share with you.Back in the 70's there was a very creative musician/song writer who had a couple of monstrous hits.  I am talking about Harry Nilsson. One non-hit but hilarious song was called JOY. Best line:Joy to the world was a beautiful girlBut to me Joy meant only sorrow.The other day, I met a girl named JoyShe said "Come here, I'm gonna make you my Joy Boy"Well, things went good, things went badNow, every time I think of Joy it makes me sadIt makes me sadThe other day, I met a girl named JoyShe said "Roy, I'm gonna make you my Joy Boy"Well, she took me for a ride, sort of a joyrideNow, every time I think of Joy I get all weird...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
My attention was snagged by the notion of blank space today as I contemplated an early morning blog.My inbox shared thoughts by speaker Seth Godin, "Blank pages beg to be filled, and it helps to have them around."I thought of the Chinese and Japanese art of space and found these thoughts, "Zen artists in particular appreciated the dynamic vitality created by empty areas. They saw in them a signifier of the Buddhist notion of emptiness as the ultimate reality. In this context emptiness doesn’t signify lack or something negative. Instead, it can be understood as an energetic field of infinite potentiality. "and, "White spaces can be profoundly beautiful; full of mystery and promise, a reminder of the infinite potential that dwells within nature--and each of us. " Victoria ScarlettJan Rish...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 18th - National Animal Crackers 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 Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Hey there, Mustang enthusiasts! Can you believe it? It's been a glorious 60 years since the iconic Ford Mustang first hit the streets and stole our hearts. As we pop the hood and take a joyride down memory lane, let's rev up our engines and celebrate this milestone anniversary in style.The Birth of an IconBack in 1964, the automotive world changed forever when Ford unveiled the first-ever Mustang at the New York World's Fair. This sleek and sporty pony car was an instant sensation, capturing the imagination of drivers young and old. With its distinctive design, powerful performance, and affordable price tag, the Mustang became an instant classic and a symbol of American ingenuity.Muscle Through the DecadesOver the past six decades, the Mustang has evolved and adapted, but its spirit rem...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Tuesday April 16, 20231. What was the world's first antibiotic? Penicillin2. What type of music did Benny Goodman play? Jazz3. What object marks the geographic South -pole? A plaque4. What is Alcatraz island named after? BirdsTrivia questions for Wednesday April 17, 20231. Where are the doldrums?2. What is a navel orange missing?3. Which planet has the largest ocean in our solar system?4. Who played George Costanza on the TV show "Seinfeld"?Enjoy your day.. 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Lemon, Avocado, Bucatini & Shrimp pasta dinner... this dinner was inspired, because Diane wanted a break from " Red Sauce so with that said I reached into my cookbooks and found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks: "Pasta Modern." Those of you who read my posts know I would end up modifying the recipe to make it my own.Well, I did the short recipe, lemon, lemon zest, shrimp, avocado and lemon juice.My additions, fresh parsley, clam juice, little bit of heavy cream and a lot more wine:). I also added little bit of heavy cream and substituted red onions with sweet onions as well as added some baby spinach,  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...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Wordless Wednesday…Oh, You Meant Bananas?! I misread the National Calendar App and thought it was National Bananatude Day!!! As it turns out, it’s really National Banana Day.  It’s easy for me to mix up bananas and the Bananatude Group. Both are a part of my daily routine. Both can manage your blood pressure and help your mood.  And, yes, this is a shameless plug for the Group Bananatude.  By the Way…Bananatude is open again for Wordless Wednesday, Speechless Sundays, and other fun posts.  JOIN US!
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By Lisa Carroll, Real Estate Team serving the Greater Tampa Area
(Team TLC - Mihara & Associates, Inc)
We don’t want to brag but we will. The best Realtor in Land O Lakes, our team leader Lisa Carroll, is a cover girl!Lisa was recently featured in Tampa Bay Real Producers magazine as THE cover story along with her adorable sidekick Bowie.Link to blog postWhy Lisa Carroll is the best Realtor in Land O Lakes Strategic in sales. Excelling in service. 30 years in the business Team TLC includes 15 agents, with Lisa, Tim, and 13 others forming a tight-knit and highly effective team. Her commitment to family extends further as her two sons, Garrett and Bryce, actively participate in the real estate business. Garrett, a 20-year-old REALTOR®, actively sells alongside his family, while 17-year-old Bryce contributes on a part-time basis. Establishing Team TLC in 2015, Team TLC’s approach is anchore...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Exploring the annals of history is always a fascinating journey, offering glimpses into the significance of various dates. Here are a few intriguing historical tidbits to dive into this week.   THIS WEEK IN HISTORY  ♦ 1974: Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run April 8, breaking Babe Ruth’s record.♦ 1970: After 200 films, John Wayne wins his first and only Oscar April 7 for “True Grit.”♦ 1961: On April 12, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in Earth orbit.♦ 1948: The United Nations’ World Health Organization begins operations April 7. ♦ 1945: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt dies April 12 of a cerebral hemorrhage. ♦ 1865: The U.S. Civil War ends April 9 with Confederate surrender at Appomattox, VA. ♦ 1790: President George Washington signs the Patent Act into law on April...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 17th - National Bat Appreciation 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 Monday April 15, 20231. What number is indicated by the Roman numeral "D"? 5002. What does the Schmidt index measure? Pain of an insect sting3. What does the abbreviation DVD stand for? Digital Versatile Disc4. In "The Farmer in the Dell", what stands alone? The cheeseTrivia questions for Tuesday April 16, 20231. What was the world's first antibiotic?2. What type of music did Benny Goodman play?3. What object marks the geographic South -pole?4. What is Alcatraz island named after?Enjoy your day.. 
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Tuesday’s Treasures…Cherished (and Funny) Conversations My niece, Stephanie, often texts us with funny conversations she and her 6-year-old son, Raffe have.  _____________________________________Stephanie-Raf spent roughly 35 minutes talking to me about the strategy of baseball. Raf pauses then says “Mommy do you have anything to say about baseball?”_______________________________________ I introduced you to him several years ago on a very special day for our family.  Upon his graduation from pre-school, his choice of future profession was a garbage man.  ________________________________________Stephanie- “I have to keep videoing Raffe throwing the pine cone so he can watch the playback and study it.”________________________________________And now, he’s gone all little boy with his love...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
Two years ago today we headed out on our five week cross country road trip. It had been put off a few years prior because we got very busy in real estate and then the following year Covid shut everything down. We were happy to finally get on the road when we did and we have many fond memories of family we visited, friends we reconnected with and the many wonderful landscapes that unfolded in front of us as we traveled this vast country. So much to see, and so much we did not see….five weeks was not enough time!!As I went through the first group of photos I took on the road, I focused in on this leaning tower photo. It is something I just happened to capture as we drove by on Rt 40 east of Amarillo, Texas. I only know its location, because when I googled “Britten USA” that is what I foun...
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