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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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
To go with my baked beans in the cook pot today goes BBQ Grilled Beef KabobsPrep time is about 15 mins.Ingredients1-1/2 boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces .assorted cut up fresh vegetable's (peppers, mushrooms, onion, and zucchini)1 bottle (18oz) Kraft original barbecue sauce, and flavor worksArrange meat and vegetables on skewers.Place kabobs on grill over medium-high coalsGrill 10 to 15 minutes or to desired doneness, turning once and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce.Serve and enjoyed
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
We enjoy looking at how nurseries and design places present succulents.  Pictured above is a lovely arrangement that caught our attention.  We loved the combination of textures of the gravel and the rusty container. It made a stunning arrangement for a patio setting.  And in our mild climate, they will continue to thrive all year long! Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday, and a great week ahead!Cheers, Ron & Alexandra
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By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
Tue, Jul 28 BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAY Tue, Jul 28 NATIONAL MILK ... Tue, Jul 28 NATIONAL WATERPARK DAY Each day I check to see what the national day is for giggles or importance of the daly like 4th of July.  Today the 3 listed above came up.  If I have to pick.....mmmm.....I will take National Milk Day if I can have in Ice Cream Form :O) Hope every has a great day and a smile in this crazy times. 
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
 Matthew 5:45-46“…He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?  Are not even the tax collectors doing that?” Remember in Jesus time a tax collector was considered evil, so please no offense if you work for the IRS now!  Note that Jesus is pointing out that God “causes”— meaning that He knowingly make sure that good, and people we may see as evil, do get the blessings they need regardless of the works they are currently doing. God knows that we all have GOOD in us.  Its is not up to God to change people.  Its up to us to have the change internally so that we can shine our LIGHT of LOVE on those we see as “enemies” or “evil”.  And yes there are evil people right now in th...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream. - C. S. LewisIf you really want to do something, you'll find a way.  If you don't, find an excuse. -Jim RohnApproach your work as services to others.  When you proceed from the idea that you make money by helping people, you do what's best for the client, which is ultimately best for your business. -Will HammEvery man has a right to be valued by his best moment. -Ralph Waldo EmersonFall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese ProverbTime and tide wait for no man. - Geoffrey Chaucer  
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer, Certified Virtual Organizer Casual Uncluttering LLC Woodinville WA USA dove into another day of sifting the chaff from the wheat in the Honest Biscuits storeroom. Art Stone, Honest Biscuit's Founder, and I uncovered the usual mix of "Oh, I can use that RIGHT NOW!!" and "What's THAT doing here?" as on any other job. The oven's hot!   
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday July 23, 20201. What actress shaved her head for her role in the movie "G.I.Jane"? Demi Moore2. What narrow strip of water connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea? The Straight of Gilbraltar3. What card game is traditionally played after a wedding in Hong Kong? Mahjong4. What animal rests in a form?  The hareTrivia questions for Friday July 24, 20201. What liquor is nicknamed "The green fairy"?2. What are female elephants called?3. In Disney's "Cinderella", what is the cats name?4. What female dog is the secret object of Underdog's affection?Enjoy your day.
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
 July 26th Puzzle - National Bagelfest 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. The settings at the top of the page will allow you to change the difficulty of the puzzle, number of words, etc. Please check back for future 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. 
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By Vinnie Vacca, Your Phoenix Real Estate Expert
 Many many moons ago, before the 2007 real estate crash, I was quite active on activerain. Unfortunately I was kind of a newby to the real estate industry at the time so the crash got the best of me and I was forced to search out other means of support during that crisis.Well, a few years ago I decided to give it another try so I reinstated my RE license. Now I'm back at it again fumbling with different tactics to see what works and what doesn't to get my career back on track, and I remembered that activerain actually did work. So I set up a new account since I couldn't figure out how to get back into my existing account from years past.Anyway, I thought since this is my first blog in many years, I would re-post a blast from my past to reintroduce myself. It may be a little outdated but...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia questions for Wednesday July 22, 20201. What type of bird is a "Khaki Campbell"? Duck2. What is the fourth planet from the sun? Mars3. What is Dr. Hannibal Lector's profession? Psychiatrist4. The cecum is the pouch at the beginning of what? Large intestineTrivia questions for Thursday July 23, 20201. What actress shaved her head for her role in the movie "G.I.Jane"?2. What narrow strip of water connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea?3. What card game is traditionally played after a wedding in Hong Kong?4. What animal rests in a form?Enjoy your day.
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By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161)
It felt like a deja vu, am I writing again about Papago Park Trails? Now, this is in Monsoon season, and as I love the clouds so much, I cannot miss sharing those photos and views.  One of these days, I will have a good camera with me and will climb where that person is - on the top of the rock.Today I have a distant view of Phoenix of the photo below:  And this is a glimpse to down town Tempe.     
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By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(Falcon Property Company)
Fear of the Number 13This week began by losing an hour when we set our clocks forward. Then there was a full moon. And now it's ending with Friday the 13th. But what does that even mean? From symptoms of mild anxiety to a nagging sense of doom to full-out panic attacks, it is estimated that approximately twenty million people in the U.S. are actually afraid of this day. In American culture, we are told from a young age that Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky. Being conditioned to it, we tend to look for it. If you look for bad luck on any given day, you’re probably going to find it. But if you find it on Friday the 13th, you’re probably going to blame it on the date.There are no legitimate reasons for the fear, but it is fueled by two separate superstitions ~ one of those fears b...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
by Patricia Feager, 7/3/2017 When you grow up in a City like Chicago you're destined to be humble and experience diversity. At least, that's how it was before there was organized events for special occasions like the Fourth of July. In the 1950's, 60's, and early 70's Chicago experienced a population explosion. Chicago was rich in cultural diversity. On the Fourth of July, all the girls got to sit on my front porch, under the red & white canopy while the boys got to blow off Cherry Bombs. We all got to light snakes (not real snakes) with our punks. Whatever the snakes were made of made a terrible smelly odor. The snakes grew and grew right before our very eyes; then leave burnt skid marks on the sidewalk. The punk was a long, thin stick with some type of tinder or material that could bu...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
We have been living here for over six years, and a couple days ago we noticed so new growth than neither one of us planted. What a surprise today it opened up and we saw this lovely bloom. Any idea what it is? We have none, just pleasantly surprised to see this beauty in our back yard by the steps.... 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 home, a luxury home, luxu...
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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)
Go All In on July 26 for All or Nothing Day  As a child growing up, I watched my mother, legendary super-agent Judy Carr "Go All In" with real estate all the time. It's a career that demands a lot of an agent. Sometimes one goes "all in" and wins the listing or the offer. Other times one goes "all in" and does not win the prize that day (or week or month or however long it took with that client). A skilled consultant first genuinely cares about the client, investing the time and attention to ask thought-provoking questions to help the client "peel back the layers" to self-discover their true priorities. Then together, the consultant and client explore the options and colloborate on the best way to help achieve the client's goals. One thing is for sure: "The Road to Success is Always Un...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Donald Herbert Kemske was born in Waconia, Minnesota back in 1917.  He studied at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse majoring in English.  He wanted to be an actor but that was interrupted by World War II.  He enlisted in the United States Army as a Private, later transferring to the United States Army Air Force. He became a B-24 bomber pilot flying 56 combat mission from Italy with the 767th Bomb Squadron, 461st Bomb Group.  By the time he was discharged in 1945 he had attained the rank of Captain, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.Afterwards he worked at a radio station in Chicago.  He had an idea for a children’s program which premiered in 1951.  That program lasted until 1965 with 547 live episodes.  His program won a Peabody Aw...
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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)
Learning new and interesting historical facts and trivia is a fun pastime of mine. How many of these ten tantalizing tidbits from July 26 did you know before reading this blog?            1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.          1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in the United Kingdom.          1908 – United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).          1946 – Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport          1947 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security ...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia questions for Saturday July 25, 20201. What is the difference between caskets and coffins? Coffins have six sides while caskets only four2. What is an eyrie? The nest of a bird of prey3. What body of water separates Alaska from Russia? Bering Strait4. Tin or Aluminum is the traditional gift for which anniversary? TenthTrivia questions for Sunday July 26, 20181. What is a male cat if a female cat is a queen?2/ Who spoke the first recorded message "Mary had a little lamb"?3. What is a Kissing gourami?4. Oil wrestling is the national sport of what country?Enjoy your day.
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
If you have ever felt underappreciated at work and pretty much all employees have, then you know how important recognition is in the workplace. Only one of three had received praise or recognition, a factor that directly impacts turnover rate and employee engagement. Employees who do not feel recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Small businesses might feel like they can’t afford proper employee recognition, but it can be very inexpensive to make your team feel appreciated. People are not solely motivated by money, and smaller, sincere gestures of thanks can be even more powerful than a bonus. GIVE SHOUT-OUTS Knowing you did a good job is one thing, but hearing it from your boss or the president of the company is even better. Public acknowledgment is...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
I noticed that Alan May posted up one of these compilation videos, so I thought I would try my hand at it.In honor of the restart of America's Game, I found this video from a gentleman named Harrison Sheckler. Welcome back Baseball!Try not to sing along.  
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