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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.


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Recent blogs on Just for Fun
By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
July 12th Puzzle - National Pecan Pie 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 Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I just noticed yesterday that the yard is browning up. So now the big decision... do I let it go dormant/brown or do I quadruple our water bill and start the sprinklers up? Water is not cheap in Minot ND.I see advantages to both. If I let it go dormant I save a bundle on my water bill and it would be much less mowing. If I water it the yard then subsequently the house looks better (a point those selling their homes should note). So what to do?I've long looked at installing a sprinkler system as every home that I know has one has a great looking yard. The positive there is the good looking yard and the negative is the cost and maintenance of a sprinkler system. Add to that the cost of the water. I believe a system uses far less water than a hose and sprinkler system but then again I ofte...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Flag Day, celebrated on June 14th, is a special occasion to honor the American flag and its significance. This day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. It’s a time to reflect on the values of freedom, unity, and patriotism that the flag represents.Why Do We Celebrate Flag Day?Flag Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a reminder of our nation’s history and the sacrifices made for our freedom. The flag symbolizes the resilience and spirit of the American people. From its 13 stripes representing the original colonies to its 50 stars symbolizing the states, the flag tells the story of our nation’s journey.How to Celebrate Flag Day Display the Flag: Show your patriotism by flying the American flag at your...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia questions for Wednesday July 10, 20241. What is name of an eagle's nest? An Eyrie2. What color is a giraffe's tongue? Blueish-black or purple3. What acid gives vinegar its smell and taste? Acetic acid4. What does a "caliber" measure? The approximate internal diameter of a gun barrelTrivia questions for Thursday July 11, 20241. What is the oldest active ballpark in Major League Baseball?2. What is a space which is devoid of matter called in science terms?3. What makes popping corn pop?4. What fungus is used in making bread?Enjoy your day
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: just for fun Mac & Cheese flavored popcorn... I do a lot of high-end meals but there are times when I just like playing with food. Now with that said how about making a Kraft's Mac & Cheese flavored Popcorn?Ingredients:1.   1/2 a cup of corn2.  one tablespoon of canola oil3.  two ounces of butter4. bag of Mac & Cheese mixture (use the pasta for something else)5. another four ounces of melted butter.        Bake a half a cup of corn     with the butter and oil. Then pour it into a container such as a plastic one or a large bag.... pour the powder over it and then add some more melted butter. Shake and mix together and you got a great flavored popcorn. Just to be clear Diane loved it and now I will have to make it again:)               Wishing you a safe and healthy l...
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Every year on July 11th, and this year on Thursday July 11, 2024 we celebrate and enjoy the unofficial National Blueberry Muffin Day.We can prepare and bake blueberries into delicious muffins and enjoy eating abundant potassium, vitamin C and B6, and many other health benefits the blueberry provides. The Blueberry Muffin is one of my favorite delicious snack or breakfast.Overall, I could not find an official record how July 11th National Blueberry Muffin Day was founded.I want to wish to all my friends and to all members at Active Rain community a Happy and Wonderful National Blueberry Muffin Day.
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Thankful Thursdays…So Much Beryl has been fodder for my post topics this week. Even with no power- we have a generator that kept us going. We have our must-have coffee, fridge, microwave, lights, etc.We have plenty of Ethanol-free gas to power the generators. And to re-supply the gas for the generator, we get to go to Buc-ee’s! Thankfully we kept our DVD’ s so we’re having fun watching movies since we have no cable or Internet! We went to Lupe Tortillas so we could be in air conditioning. It was delicious and before we left, our cute waitress asked if we’d like some ice water to go! You can’t have enough cold water when the heat index outs temps in the 100’s. Thank you for showing Texas kindness even when we know you’ve been on your feet all day taking care of hot,hungry and cranky peop...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Tiramisu Recipe from my SisterMy sister was a great cook, and after experimenting with multiple Tiramisu recipes created her own years ago. I’ve tried Tiramisu multiple times in Italy and I have to say this is pretty good. I've probably made it a dozen times. 6 egg yolks1 ¼ cup sugar1 ¼ cup mascarpone1 ¾ cup whipping cream1 ¾ cup espresso or regular coffee, preferably strong (room temp)2 TB brandy2 TB rum (white or gold)2 packages of ladyfingers (about 7 oz. each). Some packages are only 3 oz. while some are larger – it depends on the brand. It’s better to have extra rather than not enough. Some brands are soft while others (the classic) are harder cookies – I prefer the soft and that’s normally what I find in our grocery stores. No doubt Amazon has them as well. Soft ladyfingers will m...
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By Anna "Banana" Kruchten, 602-380-4886
(HomeSmart Real Estate )
Several years ago I was thoroughly entertained by 3 rough and tumble beer drinking guys at the nail salon!  I had a front row seat to the entire spectacle and OMG I did my best not to laugh - too loud!  I think the guys were from back east somewhere and in town for some sports events.  For some reason they felt the need to get all 'dolled' up for the games.  Hey - more power to them! Carry on boys! My question for you is.....        What color do you think each guy chose? Happy Wednesday!  Now, let's get back out there and show the world our colors!
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Prayers to all in this region. Bill  Wordless Wednesday- The Power of Power   There are things we use, need, and cannot do without.  One of those things is power or rather electricity.   We along with 2 million other customers in our area lost power thanks to Beryl. In May of this year we were without power for 4 days. That is small compared to weeks or more  without power after a hurricane in South Florida. On Facebook there is a cute question/ funny comment that goes “How many turn the light switch on when they head to their bathroom even when they have no power?”   Been there-Done that ! We are fortunate to have a generator, but there are many not so lucky. Larry and I walked down our street last night and could hear all of the generators humming…loudly!   Walking into our local groc...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
July 11th Puzzle - All American Pet Photo 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 July 9, 2024. 1. What condiment was once used as medicine? Ketchup2. Which planet is tilted more on its axis more than any other? Uranus3. The Ryder Cup is awarded in what sport? Golf4. Why are most Muppets left-handed? Most puppeteers are right-handedTrivia questions for Wednesday July 10, 20241. What is name of an eagle's nest?2. What color is a giraffe's tongue?3. What acid gives vinegar its smell and taste?4. What does a "caliber" measure?Enjoy your day
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Randy's Donuts: people from all over the Globe stop by to taste Randy's Donuts. We live less than two miles from the original place. Seldom have we stopped by and bought some donuts.Well, the A/C crew was working hard I thought why not. So, with that said yesterday and today. Two days in a row I bought some Randy's Donuts. It was a huge hit the first day as well as today.Now if you are wondering this is what the inside of the box looked like before consumption:))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...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Wordless Wednesday- The Power of Power There are things we use, need, and cannot do without.  One of those things is power or rather electricity. We along with 2 million other customers in our area lost power thanks to Beryl. In May of this year we were without power for 4 days. That is small compared to weeks or more  without power after a hurricane in South Florida.On Facebook there is a cute question/ funny comment that goes “How many turn the light switch on when they head to their bathroom even when they have no power?” Been there-Done that !We are fortunate to have a generator, but there are many not so lucky. Larry and I walked down our street last night and could hear all of the generators humming…loudly! Walking into our local grocery store I saw these people -plugged in and tr...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
There are not to many people out there splitting logs manually these days but Timmothy's inspiration for this cartoon is from he and I splitting a few logs recently for camping.Depending on the outside temp splitting wood can create quite a thirst. What ever causes a thirst on these hot summer days it's vital to quench that thirst or suffer the consequences of dehydration. Staying hydrated will help you avoid heat related illnesses.The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids per day for men and 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) for women. However, the amount of water a person needs varies and depends on several factors, including: Activity level: People who spend time outdoors in hot temperatures or exercise may need more wat...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Between medical issues and a little camping trip I got behind on my blogging so I'm writing two posts a day until I get caught up.Although I was dealing with a dog bite injury I decided to go ahead with a planned camping trip. It was a wonderful trip. One concern I had was a nearby lake home owner set off a huge amount of fireworks last year and kept us up. The good news was he scaled it down considerably this year.There was more good news, every day was in the mid 70's, there were very few flying insects, and the lake water was warm enough to swim in. The canopy above was a new addition to replace a damaged canopy that was attached to the camper and it worked great.We did not buy or set off any fireworks but we did purchase some packets that "promised" to make our campfire more colorfu...
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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 Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Somethings never get old and one of those things are rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.  I live about 95 miles from the Cape and love walking outside and watching the launches.  I have an app “Space Launch Now” which has some pretty cool features.  First is the “Countdown” that shows the next launch in days, hours and minutes.  Next is “Upcoming Launches” which describes what is scheduled for launch, another feature that is handy they have a live stream so you can watch the countdown and launch and in my case I have maybe 15 to 20 seconds to be in place to view and take pictures.  I have mine set for alerts, so I know when I need to get outside.  Space Launch Now is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play.As a youngster, I remember watching rocket launches from Cape Canavera...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(631-819-2913)
July 10th Puzzle--National Clerihew 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 Monday July 8, 20241. Who was the C.I.A. Director from 1976 to 1977? George H. W. Bush2. What kind of bones once stiffened corsets? Whale3. Who said, "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop? Confucious4. Which chip had a bandito as its mascot in the late 1960's? FritosTrivia questions for Tuesday July 9, 2024. 1. What condiment was once used as medicine?2. Which planet is tilted more on its axis more than any other?3. The Ryder Cup is awarded in what sport?4. Why are most Muppets left-handed?Enjoy your day 
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