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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 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 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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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 11th - National Cheese Fondue 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 Tuesday April 9, 20231. The battle of Bull Run occurred during what ear? Civil War2. Which chip had a bandito as a mascot in the late 1960's? Fritos3. What does the "touch of Midas" turn everything into? Gold4. What is the fastest sense? HearingTrivia questions for Wednesday April 10, 20231. What is the only marsupial found in the U.S. and Canada?2. What kind of fruit juice is used to mix a mojito?3. Who lives in a garbage can on the TV show "Seasame Street"?4. Why are trees covered in bark?Enjoy your day.. 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Well, here we are it is Tuesday and I have been working virtually nonstop with future listing clients and at the same time negotiating two offers on my listings. Virtually no time for anything else.Hence, I thought it would be time to make a meal. Well, this was a few days ago. Saturday or Sunday the days blend together. Now I finally have time to post about it.Let me know your thoughts. The pasta was ordered from Italy via Amazon. The seafood was from Wild Fork  Debe Maxwell, CRS  knows about this place and if I might say became a loyal fan of them.The Sauce, I made a week or so ago before Easter, because Diane wanted my Rollup Lasagna.  So, with that said easy and if I might say so tasty dinner. If I might add this was one of my favorite Rigatoni, you can get it on Amazon well worth t...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Back in 2008 I viewed my first Florida Sunset as a Resident of Florida!  I had seen many sunsets in Florida before calling Florida home but that one was special.  I was on the banks of the Matanzas River just south of Saint Augustine looking west as the sunsets.  I thought wow I get to see these regularly now as I live here! The Villages, Florida has many areas you can enjoy the sunsets, overlooking the many lakes and golf courses.  One special place is Sunset Point (currently under construction) which is located off or Morse Boulevard just north of Lake Sumter Landing.  There is golf cart parking available and many come with their beverage of choice and watch the sunset into Lake Cherry.  Just north of Sunset Point is a large area and many times groups of friends will meet there for a ...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Wordless Wednesday…Channeling Indiana Jones “Snakes, why’d it have to be snakes?”Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost ArkFull disclosure…I love animals but I am not overly fond of snakes! After seeing 6 snakes on one Girl Scout camping trip, my toes curl just looking at a picture of one. Yesterday as Larry and I were preparing for our morning walk, Larry saw this fellow in front of the door that leads to the garage. (it’s a detached garage so thankfully not by our back door)It was a Coral Snake one of a handful of venomous snakes in Texas. Our State has the “highest density” of snakes than any other state. Arizona, however, has more venomous snakes.  Full Disclosure…we dispatched the snake using two shovels.  And lest you call P.E.T.A.- Their venom is 8 times more lethal than that of the d...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Snapdragon Vietnamese PhoA bowl of Snapdragon Vietnamese Pho was my choice for lunch at home. This is beef flavored noodles soup. You just add water, microwave and your lunch is ready. The advice on the side of the bowl: 'Slurp like nobody's looking.' Chef Dolores usually cuts the noodles to reduce the slurping.We purchased the 9 bowl package at Costco.  Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7890Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
On August 26, 1920, U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th Amendment, finally granting American women the vote after a hard-fought battle dating back to the nation’s very founding. However, perplexingly, the U.S. Capitol had already played host to its first congresswoman a few years prior: Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana.Like many other American liberties, women’s suffrage was slowly granted state by state before becoming a national right protected by the Constitution. Montana granted women the unrestricted right to vote in 1914. Two years later, 36-year-old Rankin, a vocal suffragist, ran for one of the state’s two House seats and won. The election of Rankin, the first woman ever elected to the federal government, was a bright spot in American history ma...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The Great American North American Total Solar Eclipse.The last call for totality was in my small home town of Houlton Maine. Where am I in Maine? A little further north than Kittery and you made it to Bar Harbor Maine? Keep going.Everyone want to experience totality... not a partial eclipse but total darkness.Here's one of my photos of totality in Houlton Maine.Houlton Maine is smack dab positioned at the start of Interstate 95 and was lucky enough to be in the eclipse epicenter.Aroostook County is the largest county east of the Mississippi River and surrounded by Canada on three sides.Private jets reported to be owned by Adam Sandler, Oprah and even Taylor Swift were among the many at Houlton International Airport.Did not rub shoulders with those celebrities but maybe their aircraft ma...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Total Eclipse of the Sun 2.08.24The celestial bodies offer up images on a somewhat frequent basis, which is when the path of one celestial body is blocked by another and the image or shadow falls on the last of the 3.It can be in the form of a lunar eclipse, when the earth takes a path between the sun and the moon, and the earth's shadow is shown on the lunar (moon's ) surface, or as happened this past Monday, a solar eclipse in which the moon aligns in the path between the earth and the moon and blocks the sun from the earth.There are numerous eclipses annually that fall all over our planet, and on occasion they are viewable from land.This latest eclipse was viewable in a swath across our country and passed though the Northeast. It began around 2:44 and lasted maybe a total of 15 minut...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 10th - National Farm Animals 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 Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Right here in Granbury, Texas, we were in the path of totality with the solar eclipse. Our little town experienced a boom of extra people as many came to witness this event. It truly was a once-in-a-lifetime event.We were prepared with our eclipse glasses, our Spotify playlist of "eclipse" music and we enjoyed the event in our own backyard. With so many people on the roads, we opted to stay home.  We even kept our 6th-grade son home so we could experience this as a family.The event did not disappoint! Our total darkness happened around 1:40 p.m. As the full eclipse came upon us, it became completely still outside. No birds chirping, no wind, and the temperature dropped. As we sat in the darkness in the middle of the day, we all were awestruck by the event.I am thankful that we were able...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Monday April 8, 20231. What spectral class does our sun belong to? G2. What bodily fluid surrounds a fetus? Amniotic fluid3. What is a group of hyenas called? A cackle4. Who was the fairy in Peter Pan? TinkerbelleTrivia questions for Tuesday April 9, 20231. The battle of Bull Run occurred during what ear?2. Which chip had a bandito as a mascot in the late 1960's?3. What does the "touch of Midas" turn everything into?4. What is the fastest sense?Enjoy your day.. 
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Every year on April 9th and this year on Tuesday April 9, 2024, we celebrate the unofficial Happy National Library Workers Day to recognizes the excellent contributions library staff make every day in communities through their great work and dedication.Library workers provide a wealth of diverse opportunities for growth, create projects and inspiration enthusiasm for youth.I want to wish to all friends and to everyone at ActiveRain community a Happy National Library Workers Day.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
2024 Eclipse Fun In Texas! As you may have all have heard, because it was all over the news, the 2024 Eclipse was scheduled to come through Texas today. According to NASA a total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, completly blocking the face of the sun! It was going to be precisely at 1:44 PM when the moon covered the earth for approximately 4 and 1/2 minutes, in our area,  so we could not pass up the opportunity to take a break and watch it!  Where we live it was in the "center line" of the eclipse's path so we made a day, well a couple of hours of it! It was a fun few hours with the inlaws ages 87 & 85, watching it with them today!They said they had never seen anything like it in their lifetime! We were so happy to share it with them & watch thei...
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
I'm super-excited to announce that my softball team the Puget Sound Pronouns has its schedule up with the Emerald City Softball Association. It's dizzying: Saturdays, a Sunday, starts 8:00AM sometimes, 11:00AM sometimes, 1:30PM sometimes. But it's going to be a good time always. I'm proud to say I was able to increase my support a bit for this year. And I hope I'll be able to increase it even more next year.
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Decades before Albert Einstein became a pop culture phenomenon by sticking out his tongue on his 72nd birthday, he was an emerging theoretical physicist on the brink of a major revelation: that massive objects cause space-time to curve, resulting in gravity. Einstein’s theory of general relativity, published in 1915, introduced the groundbreaking idea that gravity is not a force but a curved field created by the presence of mass. The problem was proving it. Einstein claimed the theory could be tested by measuring the position of stars near the sun, which would appear to shift slightly as gravity from the sun bent the path of light. This type of experiment was difficult to perform in the early 20th century, but a perfect opportunity soon presented itself: the total solar eclipse on May 2...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey real estate sales
(Fathom Realty)
Inspired by many of your pet pictures, and Eclipse Day,  he is a rare photo of me with my two beloved pets, Reggie, aka The Monster (on the left), me and Spooky.   Both area rescues, with Reggie being literally right off the streets.  I could not love them any harder.   Reggie is 100% indoors now, but he got his nickname from all the things he killed then left on f=the front porch for me when he was outdoors.  Until about 13 years ago, I had never had a cat, I was dogs-only until my Jack Russell Terrier, Moose, completely burnt me out (for the time being, anyway) on dogs.  The bond that I have with these two cats has been beyond special, I am so grateful for them.                                                          ***************************************  
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey real estate sales
(Fathom Realty)
Inspired by many of your pet pictures, and Eclipse Day,  he is a rare photo of me with my two beloved pets, Reggie, aka The Monster (on the left), me and Spooky.   Both are rescues, with Reggie being literally right off the streets.  I could not love them any harder.   Reggie is 100% indoors now, but he got his nickname from all the things he killed then left on the front porch for me when he was outdoors.  Until about 13 years ago, I had never had a cat, I was dogs-only until my Jack Russell Terrier, Moose, completely burnt me out (for the time being, anyway) on dogs.  The bond that I have with these two cats has been beyond special, I am so grateful for them.                                                          ***************************************  
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