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 Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Okay.  For those who know me, they know that I'm a huge Nina Simone fan, as was my father.In this post, I want to feature some very early Nina Simon in a 1960 appearance on the Ed Sullivan show (remember him?), but not for her oh so wonderful voice, as you might expect.  In additional to Nina's spectacular voice, you might not know that she was a Julliard trained classical pianist.You'll note in the middle of this video of "Love me or leave me" there's a brief piano solo that sounds surprisingly reminiscent of J.S.Bach, and Nina's elegantly long fingers make short work of point/counterpoint absolutely beautifully.  Her voice is too fabulous it's almost easy to overlook her piano work, but don't.  Pay close attention, because her riffing is a wonder to behold.They just don't make 'em lik...
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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)
Love trivia? Here are 11 interesting anniversaries from May 27.  1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.1930 – The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.1933 – New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Actis signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.1933 – The Walt Disney Company releases the Three Little Pigs cartoon, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" Practical Pig, Fiddler Pig and Fifer Pig are three pig brothers who build their respective houses with bricks, sticks and straw. All three of them play a different kind of musical instrument – Fifer Pig "toots his...
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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)
Love trivia? Here are 14 facts about Dred Scott, Dracula, Dow Jones and more from May 26. 1783 – A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated the end of fighting in the American Revolution. 1857 – Slave Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners. 1864 – Montana is organized as a United States territory. 1868 – The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote. 1896 – Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Imperial Russia. 1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. 1897 – Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published. 1923 – The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held. The famous race has since been run annually in June. 1938 – In the United States, the House Un-Am...
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
I'm In Boston this weekend for a graduation.   And, being from New Orleans we are always looking for great places to eat in Boston.  Any Suggestions. 
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
May 26th - National Blueberry Cheesecake Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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 Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
May 25th - National Tap Dance Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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 May 25, 20231. What element is named after the Greek word for green? Chlorine2. How many referees in total are there in a soccer game? Three3. What does the Kelvin scale measure? Temperature4. Who was the fourth president of the United States? James MadisonTrivia questions for Friday May 26, 20231. What describes a person with no skin pigment?2. Which planet in our solar system is known as the Earth's twin?3. What is a "Blenheim Orange"?3. What shapes are used in a Venn diagram?4. What is poliosis?Enjoy your day.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Just for fun: This post was inspirited by Debe Maxwell, CRS she wrote a post about receiving stemless glasses to drink wine by the lake. Needless to say, Diane I do not have stemless glasses.Diane did not want to be left behind and with that said she wanted to have her wine in a stemless glass. So, with that said I had to improvise.Debe, just so that you know she loved drinking her Pinot Gris from the glass. Wishing you lots of fun drinking out of your stemless glass:)))Let me know what you think Debe Maxwell, CRS 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 fo...
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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, Pierce and Mason county, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerWe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give! Attributed to Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)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 Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Some of my favorite Maui flowers - so many choices!I'm having a hard time deciding which flowers to highlight for the May 2023 Challenge, we have so many lovely ones to consider.  I think it comes down to the plumeria flower because of the fragrance, which always reminds me of the islands.  From the first moment when I stepped off that plane (back in the days when you actually descended onto the tarmac) and was greeted by the sweet scent of flowers, I always associate the plumeria smell with Hawai'i.These soft 5-petal flowers come in such a variety of colors, from pure white to bright yellow and pink, and combinations of all three.  They say the ones with the yellow centers have the best smell and that might be true.We don't have a lot of these trees on our Haiku farm, because they actu...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…You Scream, I Scream…. When I was walking through our local grocery store stopped and did a double take! There in the frozen food section were pints of Blue Bell Dr. Pepper Ice cream!Now if you’re not from Texas, you may not be familiar with Blue Bell Ice Cream or Dr. Pepper but they are very good friends with those of us who grew up here.  I rarely eat ice cream and don’t drink soft drinks but with the end of the school year here and summer weather already here, I may have to try a Dr. Pepper Float!  I did some searching and found out what the favorite ice cream flavors are in each state.  (full disclosure…you could view 5 of these lists and they would all be different.)  Anyway, I chose the list that seemed more reasonable.  What’s my favorite?  Besides any of the Blue Bell...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Deep in the heart of east Texas in Longview, a hidden treasure of entrepreneurship and success lies. A young couple, Shaun and Katheryn Baker started crafting gorgeous and unique antler chandeliers, sconces, candlesticks, and more right in their backyard workshop. Anterlworx was born out of hard work, determination, and a dream.I recently met Shaun when we drove to Longview to pick up our custom-made chandelier for our new home. We had them create a bleached-antler 4-foot by 4-foot light fixture that will grace our back porch area. We enjoyed meeting Shaun and hearing his story first-hand.Antlerworx has been featured in the Magazine, Cowboys & Indians as well as their line being carried by Renovation Hardware. Their line has become nationally recongized and has put them on the map!A not...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
When is a lighthouse not a lighthouse? When it is a tree stump carved to look like a lighthouse.Who says there is nothing to do in the winter in Sturgeon Bay, WI? This artist found something to keep busy. Tucked away on a side street just east of downtown, is a lighthouse, unlike all other lighthouses.The lighthouse - carved from a tree stump - keeps with the nautical character of the town famous for shipbuilding.The body of the stump about 10’ high was likely the remains of a tree that was taken down to remove it from interfering with the power lines above. The artist decided rather than remove the tree in its entirety to create this wonderful work of art for all to enjoy.Next time you are in Sturgeon Bay, just go east out of town towards Memorial Drive. In addition to great views of t...
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By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
Memorial Day: Let Summer Begin! Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.A Little History, Please:Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.The Birthplace of Memorial Day and Early Observances The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries.By the late 1860s, Americans in various town...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
  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 Est...
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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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🐈Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy - 6-1-23☀️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 May 24, 20231. How many quills does a porcupine have? 30,0002. Which U.S. holiday is celebrated on October 12th? Columbus Day3. What planet is named after the god of the sky? Uranus4. Who was the shortest U.S. President? James MadisonTrivia questions for Thursday May 25, 20231. What element is named after the Greek word for green?2. How many referees in total are there in a soccer game?3. What does the Kelvin scale measure?4. Who was the fourth presdent of the United States?Enjoy your day.
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Book Recommendation: Above the Bay of Angels by Rhys BowenI enjoyed reading Above the Bay of Angels (2020) by New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen and recommend this novel for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella’s hand. It’s an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. In the stranger’s stead, Bella can spread her wings.Arriving as Helen Barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. ...
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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, Pierce and Mason county, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Believe you can and you're halfway there! Attributed to Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - January 6, 1919)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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