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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.

Recent blogs on Just for Fun
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Our Monarch Caterpillar Nursery The nursery is doing well and so are the 10 Monarch Caterpillars, doing what caterpillars do. The Monarch Butterfly visited our back patio several weeks ago and spent quite a bit of time landing on the milkweed plants repeatedly. We didn't see any eggs left behind but that may simply have been our vision as Monarch eggs are supposedly quite small. A couple weeks ago my wife saw a couple of very small caterpillars on one of the milkweed plants and now there are 10 (there were a couple others but they didn't make it for long). They have grown pretty substantially which we hope will help at least some of them survive and move into the next phase (chrysalis), and not become a tasty meal for one of the many birds in our yard. I suspect the mortality rate for c...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Homes
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Earth Month is a time dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting actions to protect our planet.Throughout April, various events, campaigns, and initiatives are organized to educate people about sustainability, conservation, and the importance of preserving our natural resources. It's an opportunity for individuals, communities, and organizations to come together and take meaningful steps towards creating a greener and more sustainable world. Whether it's participating in clean-up activities, supporting eco-friendly businesses, or learning about renewable energy, Earth Month encourages everyone to make a positive impact on Mother Earth.Taking better care of Mother Earth involves both individual and collective actions. Here are some ways you can help: 1. Reduc...
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By Sean Gilliam, Real Estate on the Front Range
(LoKation Real Estate)
Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains along the Little Thompson River lies The Tubs. Over the years the river has carved away the granite, making these small, cascading pools. Accessible only to the residents of the Pinewood Springs property owners association, this is a great location to listen to the running river and even take a swim. There is also a playground and picnic benches adjacent to the river so you can make it an afternoon of fun.
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
.      The Baltimore Orioles have started fast at 8-4 .Their Lineup has 6-7 Number  1 Draft Picks , which probably is an MLB Record. This young group of O’s are also being called the Comeback Kids ! They have am amazing ability to snatch a game from their opponents very late in the Game ! The Pitching haslooked very good with Burnes , Kremer and GraysonRodriguez and are among the top Starters in ERA’s.Three of their DC1’s are basically playing their first fullSeason in 2024 - Colton Cowser, Jackson Holliday &Jordan Westburg . And even more amazing is there are another group of Top Prospects in the high Minors . Hope to see you all at the Yard as CharmCity is the place to be this Summer !
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
So our dinner at Talula's Table was wonderful. The table was beautifully set, there are only two tables in the restaurant/shop. We got there a little early, to make sure everything was ready for when our guests started arriving. Menus were on the table.Spring 2024 Salmon MosaicAvocado, Aguachile, Radish & Citrus-Tortilla Española The Elusive Farm Egg and Potato Torte, Romeso Crema-Truffle HunterCrisp & Tender Braised Pork Croquettes, Truffle, Maitake & Mustard Greens-Parisian GnocchiSpinach Fondue, Parmesan & Bright Artichoke-Dorade RoyaleMediterranean Sea Bream, Bagna Cauda & Vegetable Tournée-Roasted Ribeye of BeefOnions Galore, Buttery Bone Marrow Bordelaise & Chimichurri-Our Cheesemonger’s Pick, Wine-Soaked Cherries, Olive Oil and Focaccia Crisp-Key Lime GetawaySalted Graham & Cocon...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Heck with soda, it's Friday and I'm ready for my weekly Barley Pop!It seems like it's been forever since I've had an "easy" week where I've said "Friday already?".When I woke up this morning I thought it was Saturday. The realization that It's back to the salt mine this morning was hard on me. Have you ever had one of those days where you forgot (momentarily) that it was a back to the salt mine day?
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 13th - National Scrabble 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 Thursday April 11, 20231. What is a group of deer called? A herd2. Which beverage was promoted during the 1990's by three frogs croaking out its name? Budweiser3. What is the largest cultivated crop in the United States? Corn4. What English word has the most definitions/ meanings? RunTrivia questions for Friday April 12, 20231. In what year were Skittles candy first sold in the US?2. What is the world's largest island?3. In the Southern Hemisohere, summer begins in what month?4. What name is given rain with a particularly low pH?Enjoy your day.. 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Now in all fairness, I am always wondering who comes up with these National Days... I had to smile because in our home for the past 29 years it has been National Pet Day every day not just on April 11th:) What are your thoughts about this subject? Either way our pets appreciate that we treat them every day with love and kindness. They in turn give us the same love and affection. 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 m...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…What Says Spring to You?? Patricia Kennedy wrote a post Picco’s Walk in which she talked about seeing the Cherry Trees but the Redbud trees signaled SPRING to her. For many, it may be the tulips and daffodils beginning to poke their heads through the soil.                                                                 Azaleas   Some see robins in their area and that signals Spring  For me, it’s the appearance of our Texas Bluebonnets and the azaleas!  When these make their appearance, I know it’s time to put the heavy jackets away, break out my flip-flops, and get more allergy medicine!   What about you? What signals SPRING for you???
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
This is like a coming soon post about a dinner we are attending/hosting this evening.We are very lucky to have a wide group of friends and to live where we do. Firstly, friends - most people know a small group of people, well Annie is one of those people I discovered when we got married who stays in touch with everyone she knows, I would say 70% of our guests were from her side. Many of those friends are wine collectors, her previous partner who died loved wine and introduced Annie to many of his friends, and they have remained friends. We attend a monthly dinner with some of these and the wines tasted are wonderful, as well as some great food. In fact Saturday we have one of those dinners, which are mostly in New Jersey as most of the people live in New Jersey.But today, we have ten fr...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
Here is a smattering of inspiring, maybe funny quotes and sayings I have accumulated: "Price fixes everything."-- My first real estate manager, Terry Kilgallen "How we live is not how we sell." --  From my ASP (Staging) class "God only created so many perfect heads.  The rest, He covered with hair".--Unknown "Setting Goals is the first step in turning the invisible to the visible." –Anthony Robbins "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." -Albert Einstein
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 12th - National Licorice 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 Wednesday April 10, 20231. What is the only marsupial found in the U.S. and Canada? Opossum 2. What kind of fruit juice is used to mix a mojito? Lime3. Who lives in a garbage can on the TV show "Seasame Street"? Oscar the Grouch4. Why are trees covered in bark? For protectionTrivia questions for Thursday April 11, 20231. What is a group of deer called?2. Which beverage was promoted during the 1990's by three frogs croaking out its name?3. What is the largest cultivated crop in the United States?4. What English word has the most definitions/ meanings? 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: looking for a great Syrah with an Italian meal?... It is worth every penny. In all fairness one of our neighbors gave it as a gift and it was just smooth and out of this world. Well worth the price. Check it out and invest for a good wine. 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, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacati...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Wordless Wednesday - Our Sweet Lucy - Those EYES! Lucy's huge, bright eyes are like sparkling stars - they seem to radiate with wonder! We love her in her adorable, pink headbands too!She is just so precious and so ready to explore and absorb every bit of beauty this world has to offer. At five months old, Lucy is the epitome of innocence. I am sure, she’s beginning a journey filled with joyous discoveries.  We pray that her bright, glistening eyes are reflective of the bright future that lies ahead for Lucy and her entire generation. © Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | SavvyBroker@me.com | Wordless Wednesday - Our Sweet Lucy - Those EYES!
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH@properties)
Here in Washington, DC, the cherry trees get a lot of attention, with people coming from around the country each spring to see them lined up along the National Mall. But my favorites are our beautiful redbuds, which bloomed a little late this year. This afternoon, Picco and I saw this one around the corner from my house. I stopped to take this while the dog was jumping around on the end of his leash trying to pull me along our route. Geez, he's a handful, but really adorable.To me, the redbuds are the first real sign of spring. 
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
America wouldn’t be what it is without the U.S. Constitution, which was created to lay the groundwork for how the nation would function. But the Constitution isn’t just a relic — it’s a living document that’s always evolving, especially during the 20th century. The 10 most recent amendments, 18 through 27, were ratified between the years of 1919 and 1992. Included among these is the groundbreaking 19th Amendment, which codified women’s suffrage and marked a major milestone in the fight for gender equality. These newer amendments also deal with issues such as presidential succession, the date of Inauguration Day, and the sale of alcohol. Here are some more fascinating details about the 10 latest amendments to the Constitution.The 18th Amendment Led to a Misuse of Doctor’s NotesRatified i...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 16 mins Total Time: 21 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 6 eggs   ¼ cup mayonnaise   1 teaspoon Dijon mustard   ½ teaspoon prepared yellow mustard   ½ lemon, juiced   ¼ cup chopped green onions   salt and pepper taste       Directions Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool and peel. For faster cooling, place the eggs in an ice bath before peeling. In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, lemon juice and green onions. Chop the eggs into big chunks and mix gently with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Yesterday several of our agents were able to attend The Isaiah 117 House Hamblen County TN Fundraiser Lunch.   Here is just there one purpose ...Our PurposeWhen children are removed from their homes out of concern for their safety, they are usually brought to a child welfare services office to await placement. This wait can be a few hours to several days. These children often have nothing with them and are scared, lonely, hungry, and in dirty clothing.Isaiah 117 provides a comforting home where these children instead can be brought to wait – a place that is safe with friendly and loving volunteers who provide clean clothes, smiles, toys, and snuggly blankets. This space allows children to receive the comfort and care they need while child welfare staff can do the necessary paperwork an...
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