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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 Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Every year on April 15th and this year on Monday April 15, 2024, we celebrate the unofficial Happy National Tax Day to recognizes The United States enacted income tax with the 16th Amendment in 1913. At that time, the filing deadline was March 1. In 1918 the deadline was changed to March 15, and then in 1955, for the most recent change, the filing deadline was moved to April 15th.  The day has come to be known as Tax Day. I want to wish to all friends and to everyone at ActiveRain community a Happy National Tax Day. John Pusa Better way to buy and sell real estate Office (818) 441-8881 Mobile (818) 441-8881
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Sunday April 14, 20231. Who was the first Boy Scout to become President in the United States? John F. Kennedy2. "Old Scratch" is a nickname for whom? Satan3. The middle finger of which famous scientist is on display in a museum? Galileo4. What popular children's book did Forrest Gump keep in his briefcase? Curious GeorgeTrivia questions for Monday April 15, 20231. What number is indicated by the Roman numeral "D"?2. What does the Schmidt index measure?3. What does the abbreviation DVD stand for?4. In "The Farmer in the Dell", what stands alone?Enjoy your day.. 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday: Double Done's with a few extras... I have always had extra food to prepare for a later meal. Needless to say, I made baked potatoes and kept them in the fridge for making a different meal.Well today I thought it would be fun to use my left-over baked potatoes as "Double Dones" and add the leftover vegies from the other day to it. Now with that said I needed to have some meat with it as well. Yes our new favorite chicken sausages were added and it was a total success. So with that said what did you have for dinner tonight? BTW for some reason my actual photos are not working so these photos were from a previous time but the same meal. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-orient...
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Every year on April 15th and this year on Monday April 15, 2024, we celebrate the unofficial Happy National Tax Day to recognizesThe United States enacted income tax with the 16th Amendment in 1913. At that time, the filing deadline was March 1. In 1918 the deadline was changed to March 15, and then in 1955, for the most recent change, the filing deadline was moved to April 15th.  The day has come to be known as Tax Day.I want to wish to all friends and to everyone at ActiveRain community a Happy National Tax Day.
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Every year on April 15th and this year on Monday April 15, 2024, we celebrate the unofficial Happy National Tax Day to recognizesThe United States enacted income tax with the 16th Amendment in 1913. At that time, the filing deadline was March 1. In 1918 the deadline was changed to March 15, and then in 1955, for the most recent change, the filing deadline was moved to April 15th.  The day has come to be known as Tax Day.I want to wish to all friends and to everyone at ActiveRain community a Happy National Tax Day.
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Jackie Robinson's life is a testament to resilience, courage, and the power of one individual to spark monumental change. Born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, Robinson grew up to become one of the most influential figures in American history, not just in sports but also in the ongoing struggle for civil rights and social justice.Robinson exhibited exceptional athletic talent from a young age, excelling in multiple sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and track and field. Despite facing racial discrimination and segregation throughout his upbringing, Robinson's determination and skill caught the attention of scouts, eventually leading him to a groundbreaking career in professional baseball.Robinson's journey to the Major Leagues was far from easy. After serving in th...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Motivational Monday…Free Spirit Have you ever watched someone doing something you wished you had the nerve or courage to do?  One thing about our morning walks is that you never know what or who you’ll see. When we walked along the beach in Delray we would see a woman dancing as she walked. It was beautifully elegant!One day, I stopped her and told her how much we enjoyed watching her as she danced along A1A.  Martha (the dancer) was a real estate agent but her hobby was ballroom dancing.   I admired how she was comfortable in her own skin and could dance along the beach without regard for what others might think.  We see another free soul on Sundays when we walk at Meyer Park. She may not be doing ballroom dancing but she’s out there moving to the music and enjoying herself.           ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Blooms A Poppin in Prospect CTSpring is starting to show signs of its presence here in Prospect, CT and a welcome sight it is.I was walking up the driveway and took a look at the front yard and the blossoms that are displayed.  It made me smile for its depth of color and it was mainly the daffodils.Even the hyacinths that were barely showing a week ago, were standing high.Closer to the driveway, where I had a tree removed, the daffodils are filling in nicely.In the back yard, the hedge of forsythias are almost at full bloom, and with it will come the pollen that signifies spring for those that suffer from allergies.Not quite three as yet are the mountain laurel with it's pinkish-red color.We are supposed to have warmer weather this week so these colors will certainly progress well.It is...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
April 15th - National Tax 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 Saturday April 13, 20231. Approximately how many horsepower can one horse produce? 152. In what city did the TV show "Full House" take place? San Francisco3. What was the original name of the game Pac-Man prior to its release? Puck Man4. What is a fairy ring made of? MushroomsTrivia questions for Sunday April 14, 20231. Who was the first Boy Scout to become President in the United States?2. "Old Scratch" is a nickname for whom?3. The middle finger of which famous scientist is on display in a museum?4. What popular children's book did Forrest Gump keep in his briefcase?Enjoy your day.. 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
My latest version of a corn chowder with clams... I have been a huge fan of fresh corn and other ingredients to make the Chowder. This time I decided instead of the canned minced clams why not go with the Wild For clam meat version.All I can say is once you switch to this you will never go back to the canned minced clams.You can actually taste the clams, and it was a hit. Tonight's easy dinner, since I had a really challenging day. Some day I might post about it. In the mean time enjoy the Clam/Corn Chowder. 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 pe...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Just for fun: I do not mind sharing our oranges with the Squirrels what I mind is if they are wasting the oranges.Well, see for yourself.I make fresh squeezed orange juice every other day and Diane I love drinking it. Now days here to get a quart like I squeeze can cost anywhere from $5.99 to $8.99 and for me it is 20 minutes, worth of work. I hate waste, I guess I grew up with parents who were born before or during the depression and I learned to be frugal about certain things.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 Realto...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Stretching Back in Time: The Origins of the Seventh-Inning TraditionBaseball, America’s beloved pastime, is steeped in tradition. From the crack of the bat to the smell of freshly cut grass, every aspect of the game carries a sense of nostalgia. One such tradition that has endured for over a century is the seventh-inning stretch. But where did it come from, and why is it so ingrained in our baseball experience?The Taft Myth and Brother Jasper’s InfluenceThe most famous origin story involves none other than President William Howard Taft. On April 14, 1910, during an opening-day game in Washington, D.C., Taft—weighing in at a hefty 300 pounds—stood up to stretch his legs in the middle of the seventh inning. The crowd, thinking he was leaving, rose out of respect. And just like that, the s...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the world in unprecedented ways. From self-driving cars to smart assistants, AI is enhancing our lives and making us more productive. However, AI also poses some serious ethical challenges that need to be addressed. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most common ethical dilemmas of AI and how to solve them. What are the ethical dilemmas of AI? Ethical dilemmas of AI are situations where AI systems or applications may cause harm or conflict with human values or interests. Some examples of ethical dilemmas of AI are: Bias and discrimination: AI systems may learn from biased data or algorithms and produce unfair or discriminatory outcomes. For instance, an AI system may deny a loan application to a person based on their race, gender,...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Flower Fields Up Close I attended a CRS Networking Event with 25 other Southern California Realtors this past Thursday for a couple of hours at the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  It was fun to see my CRS friends as well as to meet other agents I didn’t know. There was time to talk with each other before taking a tour. After the group photo we split up into small groups to leisurely walk through the gardens, and of course take lots of photos.  While I have often driven by the Flower Fields on Armada Drive on the hill above to the east which offers great panoramic views of the flowers and the ocean, I haven’t seen the flowers and the venue itself up close for years.   It was a sunny day with a cool ocean breeze, although the marine layer moved in before the event was over so it was pre...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
.     The MLB Season is underway and it’s a Weekend Tradition to watch a Ballgame or 2 . My Black Lab ,Tucker, is my shadow. But two others attendees areDuke and Cupcake ( pictured above) . Both Cats loveour finished Basement and it’s very warm Gas Fireplace.Duke ( the larger cat) will stand at the top of the stairs and attempt to get us to go downstairs to his favorite place , the Basement. He has two windows where he can watch birds , squirrels, rabbits and feral cats ( alsotwo glass patio doors). We’ve even seen Mr. Fox and possums.  He loves to watch the wind blow leaves all over the backyard and will watch snowflakes in the Winter . Cupcake demands his 6:00 Dinner starting at 5:15 ( lol) . He is the happy cat who loves company, while Duke hides from company . WellI’ve got to get ba...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
El Arroyo stands as an iconic Austin gem, renowned for crafting the finest hand-squeezed margaritas and serving up delectable Black Angus beef tacos, among a plethora of other Tex-Mex delights, since 1975!Situated at the corner of West 5th and Campbell, this local favorite boasts a quirky marquee that captures attention. Daily, the billboard transforms with a fresh pun—spanning the spectrum of wit and humor—making it a delightful fixture at the heart of Austin's culinary scene. El Arroyo invites you to contribute your own puns on their website, with full permission to showcase them on their marquee. It's a quintessential "Keep Austin Weird" tradition that resonates with the spirit of our vibrant city!The laughter doesn't stop there—they share these puns on Instagram, drawing in admirers...
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Part of the fun of visiting the Pocono Mountains is finding new ways to enjoy the area with friends and family. This can be something as simple and serene as enjoying some quiet time in the abundance of natural spaces in the region. However, some are looking for more fast-paced fun to engage in. For the thrill-seekers among us, look no further than Skirmish in Albrightsville, PA.  Skirmish is the premier paintball facility in the Poconos. With over 50 maps across 700 scenic acres, players have ample room to play and compete: shrouded woods, sprawling fields, structures, bridges, creeks, castles, etc.  Not a paintball pro? No problem! Skirmish welcomes players of all skill levels, including beginners. The staff make sure to pair teams that have similar experience levels. Skirmish welcome...
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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 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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