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 Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
My dad grew up in the South. Near Meridian Mississippi. Because of him, even though I grew up in San Diego, when I get tired or sick, I speak with a Southern accent. My grandma would cook me rabbit for lunch (which she killed that morning) and serve it with sweet tea. I learned that RC Cola and a Moon Pie is an acceptable meal. And y’all is a term you hear from people that care about you. But for those that aren’t aware of what it is like to be Southern, take a gander (take a look) at some of these:
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
When I first moved to Florida I learned screened in porches up north were called Lanais here in Florida.  When I start working with a new client from the north and I hear screened in porch on the back of the house and smile, yep that’s what I called them 15 years ago.  Then I had to learn a new term here in The Villages, Florida, kissing lanais which means two lanais back to back only a few feet off the property line.  This means even having a conversation with inside voice your neighbors can hear everything you say.  Oh, and if they play music you better hope they have the same taste in music, and when they grill you going to get hungry.I bought our home partially due to the fact no kissing lanais, the home is on a cul-de-sac which the lot is almost three times the size of a normal lot...
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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 and Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerConsult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do!Attributed to Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Saturday's Shots - And You Thought You'd Seen It All!It's been a celebratory week with the brokerage change and all that entails - as well as the market going like gangbusters right now! I took my showing agent and my assistant (The Maxwell House Group!) out to lunch near our new office. We took a survey recently to see what the hottest spots near our new office were for a client. Hands down, Calle Sol Latin Café & Cevicheria was the #1 recommendation for lunch. And, it did not disappoint! I had to share our appetizer with you...This was ordered because it sounded so sinful that it HAD to be good - and I cannot lie, it was AMAZING! The dish is called SALCHIPAPA and it consists of Peruvian fries, topped with crispy hot dog bites, Aji amarillo mayo, cilantro aioli (YUM!), ketcuup and FRIE...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It's fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out! Wow, I remember in 1979 when the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor partially melt down! u 1983: On March 29, Erno Rubik receives a patent for his "Magic Cube" puzzle. u 1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot in a March 31 assassination attempt. u 1979: Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear reactor partially melts down March 28. u 1959: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, flees Tibet for India March 31. u 1953: On March 26, Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine for the polio virus. u 1918: On March 31, the U.S. first observes Daylight Saving Time. u 1898: The Supreme Court rules March 28 that a child born in the U.S. is a U.S. citizen. u 1863: The U.S. enacts its first wartime mi...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
March 25th - National Medal of Honor 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 Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
March 24th - National Chocolate Covered Raisin 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 Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Everyday AgencyLogic shares just for fun posts related to real estate, marketing, and technology.  Here are this weeks 'Just For Fun' posts: The Desperation of a FSBO or Creative Real Estate Marketing? Some Community Amenities Are Not As Appealing As Others FSBO Demonstrates New Technique...;) Real Estate Ad - Subtlety Not Required Pink Homes
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
It's Sunday, time for some funnies, so today, thought I would be them FIRST.This is SO happening right now --- just a light dusting of snow, next day - beautiful!Being a cat lover, can SO relate!Was just having this conversation at my annual exam this week! This week had a few items that were memorable and wrote about one, that still haunts me today.   (the dog walker that fell in the street)    Laura was really busy this week, so I was helping her out whenever possible, as I am slow right now.   Got the final items in for the new countertops, now just waiting for an install day.   I have my sink, faucet, and have chosen my backsplash this week too.My friend in Texas hasn't come back home yet, but called this week to tell me probably will sell his home here in Aurora, and move to McAlle...
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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 and Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerTo help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on!Attributed to Dave Pelzer (1960~)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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
This Week…Spring’s Renewal Everywhere We Look On our walk this week, Larry noticed that he could see all of the trees filling out with leaves.  That’s not all, we saw buds and some blossoms as well.  Happiness? The color of it must be spring green. Frances MayesHeck, even the flowering weeds were out. Happiness held is the seed. Happiness shared is the flower. John Harrigan Spring has a way of letting us know that life goes on. No matter how cold our winter was, there is HOPE in the coming spring.  Spring is the time of plans and projects. Leo TolstoyWe currently have 3 bird boxes with babies ready to fledge or eggs ready to hatch.  Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal have not signed on the dotted line on the nest outside my office window but there is a partial nest there!!An optimist is the human pe...
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By Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
The city of Chicago added some new snowplows to their fleet, and in an effort to make its residents forget what the snowplows are designed to do... they ran a contest to name the new plows.There were nearly 80,000 votes, from 17,000 entries (so many of the people submitted more than one suggestion... they clearly need to get a hobby), and it came down to six winners, from an initial list of 50 finalists.Top honours went to "Mrs. O'Leary's Plow".. submitted by Will Hager, who said: "I told my parents, most people are naming kids; I’m naming a snow plow"  I would assume they were not amused.The officially named snowplows held a small-parade at an event today where those who originally submitted the winning names had a photo opportunity with their corresponding snowplow... they really need...
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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? Read about these interesting facts from March 27th.  1625 – Charles I becomes King of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as claiming the title King of France.   1794 – The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 1866 – President Andrew Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1866. His veto is overridden by Congress and the bill passes into law on April 9.  He was vice president and ascended to president upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He is widely regarded by many historians as one of the worst presidents in American history. Interestingly, Johnson actually received no form of education. Perhaps that explains it. 1915 – Typhoid Mary, (Mary Mallon). the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in...
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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)
Like Trivia? Read these 6 Odd But True Facts of March 26.1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette first coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win re-election.1830 – The Book of Mormon, the purportedly "found" document that relays the beliefs of Joseph Smith's new religion (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka "LDS"),  is published in Palmyra, New York.1934 – The automobile driving test is first introduced in the United Kingdom.1967 – Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park "Be-Ins" in New York City1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, DC. 1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Was...
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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)
Like trivia? Here are 5 fun facts from March 25th.1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia. 1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Montgomery.1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. (They remain there for a week, through March 31).1995 – WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.Thank you for reading "5 Odd But True Events of March 25".
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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)
 Like Trivia? Here are 5 interesting facts from March 24.1999 For the first time in its history, NATO attacks a sovereign country. The military alliance bombed Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War - without a UN mandate. 1989 Oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.   The mishap resulted in one of the most devastating environmental disasters in history, killing up to 250,000 seabirds and other wildlife. One little-published fact is that the captain in charge of the ship was sleep-deprived, likely contributing to this tragedy.  1965 Millions watch NASA spacecraft Ranger 9 crash into the Moon.The U.S. space probe broadcast live pictures back to Earth, enabling TV viewers to follow its approach to the Moon and its controlled crash. 1896 Aleksander Popov achieves th...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Just a quick update on my new Etsy shop.  It's been doing pretty well bringing in around $700/month at this point.  Most of it is passive income. But, I've been entertaining myself with some seasonal trivia games each month.  Currently, I have a few Passover Games that you can see here. They've been starting to pick up since Passover is right around the corner. Of course I'm an equal opportunity game master and I have a couple of Easter items, too. Oh, and one for Women's history month, too. I love trivia, so these are fun to put together.  It's more of a hobby, but it's a hobby that makes extra money, so a healthy hobby.
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By Aychel Schultz, Family Home Design and DIY
(in the house of david)
As I'm trying to create a mood-board for our future hallway project, I was going through my Pinterest boards and realized that a LOT of my interior inspiration photos were from ONE designer. Her name is Jean Stoffer and now that I know her name I have been going down a huge rabbit hole through her designs haha! Her designs are so inviting, charming and creative -- everything I aspire my home to become! I love being inspired from others on instagram and social media. I am inspired from all types of design styles. Classic, modern, mid century, rustic, industrial, coastal... seriously, all of it. Maybe that's why I just thought it was funny that a lot of my saved pins were from one person. But, I'm definitely not mad about it :) ! 
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Friday Flags: Waving Proudly in Cheshire CT I was driving along Rt 10 in Cheshire and a spot of color caught my eye. I took a quick detour into the parking lot of the Big Y grocery store just for the shot. I don't know why it wasn't at full mast as other flags in town especially in front of the post office where up, just not billowing.  As I started to drive away, I took a second look and as I couldn't resist, I took another. A double shot won't harm and as they were both special, I'll share both. Friday Flags: Waving Proudly in Cheshire CT     Edward (Ed) SilvaBroker Associate Serving Central Connecticut Sellers and Buyers My BlogEmail MeEdSilvaCTrealestate.com C:  203-206-0754Call or Text O:  203-758-6440   Do you know anyone who is behind on their mortgage and doesn't know what to d...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
If you go to one of the squares in The Villages, Florida to listen to the band don’t be surprised to see a group of line dancers already there dancing in unison.  Most of the time the core group are students of the many line dancing classes held regularly in The Villages.  One of my first visits to Spanish Springs Town Square around 2009 I heard for the first-time Bryson Bernard’s Cupid Shuffle and watch about 100 people take to the dance floor and line dance.  I was amazed and had to ask and that is when I first learned about the line dancing craze in The Villages. Today when the band takes a break the sound guy plays Cupid Shuffle, Macarena and a few other songs for the line dancers and they don’t stop.  When I am hosting a party and playing music if I want to get people up and dancin...
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