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 Sean Callahan, USA homes, communities and businesses
(San Diego Business Resources)
New Tesla "Biohacking" Technology Products Helping Healthy and Longer LifeOver 100 years ago Nikola Tesla made a comment that "To understand the Universe you need to understand energy, frequency and vibration" Since Nikola Tesla has passed thousands of scientists have taken and researched his work and many have come up with advancements and modern applications. Much of this technology is starting to makes its way into the mainstream through a host of various energy and frequency based technology. Some other technologies like grounding have been used by Native Americans for hundreds if not thousands of years and now many of these types of technologies are being categorized as "Anti Aging" and Biohacking. We take a lok at just a few of the most popular technologies below.The term "Biohack...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Neiman Marcus Famous Chocolate Chip CookiesThe history behind Neiman Marcus's famous chocolate chip cookies is a tale of culinary legend. According to popular lore, the recipe for these delectable treats was once sold by the upscale department store for an exorbitant sum, leading to a public outcry and the subsequent sharing of the recipe far and wide.As the story goes, a customer dining at the Neiman Marcus café in Dallas, Texas, enjoyed the cookies so much that she asked her server for the recipe. The server obliged but informed the customer that it would cost "two-fifty." Assuming the price was $2.50, the customer agreed to the charge, only to later discover that she had been billed $250 instead.Outraged by the perceived deception, the customer decided to share the recipe with as man...
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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
I was born and raised in Stockton, CA., went to college at UCD, settled in South Sacramento, then moved to Elk Grove.  All were within 45 miles from Stockton.  Last year, that all changed.  Mary Margaret and I moved to PebbleCreek, a retirement community in Goodyear, AZ.  I had no plans to retire.  A funny thing happened, though.  I would wake up every day, thinking to myself, is this the day I should go to work or should I just have fun?  I have chosen fun every single day!  There is a good chance that I lost focus in 2023, so this month's Dream Board Challenge came at the perfect time for me.Things to do in 2024You will notice that work DOES NOT play a prominent roll in 2024.  Mary Margaret seems to be fine with my decision to not work although I choose not to ask her that question ou...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
February 24th - National Tortilla Chip 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 Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
Check Your Voter Registration Quickly and EasilyA Quick Guide to Checking Your Voter RegistrationIn the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to overlook the simple yet crucial task of checking your voter registration status. If you've recently moved or changed your address, it's especially important to ensure that your voter registration is up to date. Luckily, there's a handy tool that can help you navigate the process with ease.The first step is to visit https://truethevote.org/registration. This website serves as a one-stop destination linking you to voter registration information for all states. Whether you've moved across the country or just down the street, this resource simplifies the process by providing access to the relevant registration details.Once on the website, take a mom...
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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 real estate 'Just For Fun' posts:Never Judge a Book (Or Home) By Its CoverA Home For Bond, James Bond?A Home For Bond, James Bond?Night, Knight!A Hunter's Paradise Or A PETA Horror Home
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
You can't help but laugh. The question is, will it help sell the home?        For more ‘Real Estate Fun’ posts click here.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
If you are a fan of true crime, specifically of serial killers, this is a must-read book for you.Terror in Ypsilanti John Norman Collins Unmasked by Gregory A. Fournier a book review. As a bit of background, I seldom read non-fiction books. That said, this book was gifted to me by one of Diane’s Goodreads online reader friends, a woman who hails from Michigan and who knew that I attended Eastern Michigan University (EMU) for two semesters from 1972-1973.  While I was waiting for my US Citizenship papers and subsequently hearing whether I would be accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy or the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, I chose to go to EMU on a scholarship and grants rather than hang around my parents' house.  Yes, I was always up for an adventure back then! When I arrived as...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
This Week…Anticipation The first word that popped into my mind when thinking about this week was “anticipation.”    Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences. Norman Cousins My sister-in-law’s mother was in the hospital for almost two weeks. Thankfully she was released on Thursday. Until then, we tried to anticipate when she might return home and what care she would need.   People don't realize that now is all there ever is; there is no past or future except as memory or anticipation in your mind. Eckhart TolleLarry and I have been eagerly anticipating the beginning of the nesting season. There has been a lot of bluebird activity at our box at home.  We have one bird box in our backyard…and pairs of bluebirds, chickadees, and sparrows fighting over it. It’s similar to the hous...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
February 23rd - National Banana Bread 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)
February 22nd Puzzle - National Walking the Dog 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)
February 21st - National Sticky Bun 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 Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
When life gives you snow, make snow ice cream! ♡ During our youth, my friends and I knew that when snow fell, certain activities were a "given." We made snowmen and ate snow cream.Snow cream is a winter specialty, akin to ice cream, both in taste and appearance but different in a special sort of way.Some call it a Southern treat, which sounds both contradictory and appropriate. Contradictory since the South isn't usually known for lots of snow. Appropriate since the sweet mixture seems like a Southern concoction.The list of ingredients can be quite lengthy depending upon your viewpoint.To begin, the second deep snowfall of the season is preferred. An old timey caution claims that use of the first snow of the year can give one a painful headache.Truth is that eating icy snow cream, first...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Yesterday I was working away and my phone rang, didn’t recognize the name of the caller but of course being a Realtor I answer all calls.  The lady on the other end asks if I had any Organic Lettuce?  I said let me check and went to the refrigerator to check.  Didn’t have any. I thought we do have new neighbors maybe one of them, somebody from my Facebook Page or a friend of a friend, didn’t matter the nice lady asked if I had Organic Lettuce and I was going to check for her.  I checked and we didn’t have any, sorry.  Then she asked if I normally stock it, wait a minute normally stock it?  I then asked who are you trying to call, she said Brown’s Country Store which I have wrote about a few times on my blog and Facebook Page.  I chuckled to myself and said sorry but I am a Realtor and I...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
It seems that people need a laugh – especially on Friday. So, we dig back in to classic comedy scenes from a much better age of television. Some clips I found from past TV comedy when TV comedy meant something far different from today. A more innocent time and a time of real quality. Hope you enjoy the clips. Due to the length, there is just 1 clip per week. Enjoy!
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…Your First Impression We know how important first impressions are…they can be everlasting! So for fun…what was the first impression you had when you joined ActiveRain? I found ActiveRain when I began my staging business. I’d never made a website and had no idea what I was doing. I started researching other stager’s websites. At the bottom of one was the ActiveRain logo. Once I logged on and joined I started reading all of the posts.  My first impression was how much information there was here…all in one place. All I had to do was read the posts.  I had no idea what SEO was. All I knew was that if I wanted to learn more, it was going to be here.  I slowly began to dip my toe in the water and comment on posts. That’s when I discovered there was much more to the site…it is a com...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
Glitches, Goofs, and GotchasEmbracing the Quirks of Modern Life First off I was inspired by a comment made by Michael Jacobs yesterday on his blog about Facebook and social media when he was responding to a comment made by Kat Palmiotti ... Anyway, Michael made the comment... Glitches, goofs and gotcha-like moments seem to exist everywhere these days. Not only on AR, but elsewhere too.   This comment struck a cord with me, and aside from the humor in the comment, I thought this would be a great topic for a blog post.  So here goes.As we all are well aware, we have been dealing with many glitches, and mishaps here in ActiveRain, which are in the process of being handled..... and then Earlier yesterday morning my daughter let me know that her cell phone service was down  she is one of 50,...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
What an electrifying evening it was at the Moody Center, cheering on our UT Women's Basketball team! Beckett and her dad were thrilled to snag tickets, and have great seats. What an intense game it turned out to be, with Texas Tech putting up a tough fight but the Lady Longhorns clinching a 77-72 victory! The atmosphere was buzzing, especially when the shirts were tossed courtside into the stands. Beckett managed to nab one, danced like crazy and found herself up on the Jumbotron! To top it off, she had the incredible opportunity to meet her idol, Shay Holle, snap a photo with her, and even snag an autograph!  “Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.” Roger Staubach 
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: Life of Holly in a pet friendly home... As a pet friendly Realtor in Los Angeles, I not only talk a good game, but I practice what I preach. Now with that said how many homes can show pictures of their dog being sandwiched by two cats one on each side. Now in all fairness she does not seem that thrilled but clearly does not mind. On a side note, they all end up in bed with us and I am glad we have a King Sized bed.  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 difficu...
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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
I'm Halfway There Because I BelieveI used to have a book where I would cut up pictures and glue them on the pages, things I wanted to have when grew up, and some things I wanted then as a child, most likely dolls. I always cut up pictures of families that looked happy, a father and daughter walking holding hands, or a father dancing with his bride daughter. Year after year, I cut up similar pictures and saved them, somehow, looking at them made me happy, and gave me hope but my parents never got back together and I never had a loving relationship with my dad.I had no idea what a vision board was back then, this was something I enjoyed doing. I know now, that some of our dreams should be realistic, yes, miracles do happen and we should never, ever give up hope but expecting the impossibl...
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