The Best for Sale Signs for a Home

If you are currently interested in purchasing a home, then you probably keep an eye out for tempting for sale signs. Would any of these following signs be of interest to you? This is our list of the best for sale signs for a home.

The Not Haunted House Sign

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It is always reassuring to see that the house you consider purchasing doesn’t have any unwanted spirits in it. I don’t know about you but when I go to view a property I always like to get the whole haunting issue out of the way as soon as it is polite to do so; usually, this is just after asking about the heating bills and parking rights.

The Painfully Honest Sign

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Being honest in life is a good thing, it really is. Sure, it might cause you some problems along the way but you will feel a lot better about yourself if you adopt this ethical approach. However, you can correct me if I’m wrong here, but I can’t help thinking that there are times when it is possible to be just too honest.

The Baffling Sign

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Do you know what the strangest thing about this for sale sign is? It isn’t the fact that the price has plummeted so low from the initial $475,000 value. It isn’t even the fact that the owner just wants the bus fare out of the place. No, it is the fact that they are offering hot cider to prospective buyers. Who drinks hot cider anyway? Is that the turnkey item which will really ‘seal the deal’ in this offer?

The Mice Sign

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When did including rodents with the purchase price of a house become a good thing? For some reason, I would have thought that haggling for them separately would be more dignified. But, what do I know about selling real estate?

The Croaking Owner Sign

The Best for Sale Signs for a Home

I have absolutely no idea what is going on here. This sign indicates that the owner is about to pass away and wants to sell his or her home. But, why would you even say that on a sign? Also, why does it say liver free? I guess I’ll never know the answers to these questions.

The Free Pizza Sign

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Let’s face it; the house you buy will probably be far and away the biggest investment you ever make. It will leave you with a crippling debt for decades to come and will have you gasping in pain every time the interest rate goes up even slightly. All of this means that you will need to be very careful about buying the right place based on cold, hard financial facts. Hey, would a free pizza help you make up your mind? Go on, then. It has pepperoni on it. No extra charge!

The Multiple For Sale Signs

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Some sort of inner real estate instinct is telling me that Belvedere Place isn’t somewhere I want to live. After all, everyone who lives there wants out of the blooming place. I guess this could be a nice place for you if you like to meet a lot of new neighbors all the time. No word on whether any of those houses are haunted or have mice though, eh?

Insane Cloud Formations to Take Your Breath Away

Have you ever looked up at the sky and had your breath taken away? Of course, you have. The sky is filled with amazing sights such as, well, clouds. You might not think that clouds are particularly exciting but the following insane cloud formations will change your mind.

The God Cloud

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This photo recently caused a bit of a stir online recently, as it appears to show a face that some people claim is the face of God. Jeremy Fletcher is the chap who took this photo in England and certainly looks pretty awesome as well as a bit creepy.

The Bird Cloud

Insane Cloud Formations

This amazing cloud picture makes it look as though as some sort of giant bird taking off over the water. I have no idea what it all means. Is it some sort of harbinger of doom or is it a sign that we are about to set off on the journey to a brave new world? Or maybe it’s just a weird cloud formation.

The Lenticular Cloud

Amazing Cloud Formations

I don’t want to get all geeky and technical but this is what cloud experts call lenticular clouds. Personally, if I was in charge of naming clouds I would have called them “pancake clouds”, which is why I’m not trusted with important jobs like naming clouds. They tend to form near mountains such as, hey, Mount Fuji in Japan. People often mistake them for UFOs, although there is also the possibility that people also mistake UFOs for lenticular clouds, I guess.

Mammatus Clouds

Crazy Cloud Formations

It’s time for some more technical words now as we look at a spectacular mammatus cloud formation. This involves clouds with pouches hanging off the bottom of them and usually means that a thunderstorm is on the way. I have no idea why these ones are red, though.

Asperatus Cloud

Bizarre Cloud Formations

What the hell is happening to the sky in this picture? This is something known as an asperatus cloud formation to experts and as “a blooming weird big thing in the sky” to the rest of us. This type of insane cloud formation is so rare that it was only given its own classification in 2009. I bet you didn’t know that the world of cloud watching was as exciting and fast moving at this, did you?

Roll Cloud

Insane Cloud Formations

The roll cloud is another type of weird cloud formation that usually means that a massive thunderstorm will be along before too long.

The Shelf Cloud

Insane Cloud Formations

This stunning cloud formation is a shelf cloud and it is a variant of the previous type of cloud we just looked at. It looks kind of scary, huh? I get the feeling that a thunderstorm might be on the way.

The Rather Rude Cloud

Bizarre Cloud Formations

Who knew that the sky could flip the bird as well? This rather rude cloud was pictured in Scotland. Jeez, you don’t want to upset the clouds when you go there.

The Horse Cloud

Amazing Cloud Formations

I reckon this is a fake picture of a cloud. After all, when did you ever look up to the sky and see a giant horse up there? However, I think I will be keeping a closer eye on the clouds near me from now on.

5 Unusual Snowmen Approaches

Olaf represents innocent love1Well, what can one think of in the middle of summer? Ice cold drinks, lonely beaches, surfing, tanning? Not really, as this post is going to be all about snowmen. Snowmen in the middle of summer are a great reminder of the days when one can only survive dressed up in multiple layers. This seems so far away right now; nevertheless, a quick chat on 5 unusual snowmen approaches that can definitely be a sip of fresh cold air.

The most famous snowman nowadays has to be Olaf, from Frozen. But Olaf stands for innocent love, not to mention that fact that he’s one-year old. So let’s take care of the veterans, shall we?

 1. The first recorded snowmen

One of the inspirations for this article comes from Bob Eckstein’s book, The history of the snowman. The first recording ever of a snowman comes from an illuminated manuscript dated 1380, that can now be found in the Royal Library at The Hague. The manuscript includes a grotesque cartoon snowman alongside a solemn passage about Jesus Christ. This is par excellence the earliest known drawing of a snowman and it has been interpreted as an anti-Semitic representation of a Jew being melted by fire. Sorry about that!

Moreover, according to Eckstein, the first recorded indecent snowmen and snow-women were created back in 1511, when the residents of Brussels, in a fit of anti-establishment anger, filled the city streets with hundreds of pornographic and political snow sculptures.

As far as Italy is concerned, a heavy snowstorm apparently hit Florence in 1494. The city’s ruler of that time, Giovanni di Lorenzo di Piero de Medici, asked a teenage friend to build a snowman in the palace courtyard. The 18-year-old was forced to create a snow sculpture that observers reckoned as the most beautiful snowman that had ever been made. The young sculptor was none other than Michelangelo.

Eckstein’s book describes a snowman calamity in North America during the 1689–1697 war between England and France. On February 8, 1690, while 25 militiamen were on duty in Schenectady, New York State, protecting 150 civilian inhabitants, the weather was so cold that the village gates had frozen open. But the sentries did not believe anyone could be out and about on such a night and so went off to warm themselves, leaving two rifle-wielding snowmen on guard.

Unfortunately the “snow patrol” didn’t fool a 200- party of French Canadian soldiers and Native Americans, who silently passed through the gates, robbed and burned the village, killing 60 villagers and taking 27 prisoners with them.

3. Snowmen in horror states

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Unfortunately, sweet old snowmen have appeared in several horror stories as Yeti. No matter if this means their playing in Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon, featuring a killer Yeti and a football team involved in a plane crash trying to survive in the Himalayas.

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Yeti is a Pixar star as well, starring in Monsters Inc. and having John Ratzenberger doing its voice. That’s definitely a cool one.

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How about Hugo from The Abominable Snow Rabbit in Chuck Jones’ run of The Looney Tunes? That’s a classical to remember.

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And last, but not least, let’s not forget Scooby-Doo and his horror adventures. During their never-ending encounters with all sorts of monsters, Yeti just had to be one of them. The first time was in 1970 in That’s Snow Ghost, and then again in the far more recent, direct-to-video, Chill Out, Scooby Doo.

 4. Snowmen in Art

Here are some paintings by US artist Graham Dale. The images speak for themselves J

5. Snowmen in your Back Yard

I found the cosiest homemade pictures of friendly snowmen here and here, should you be interested in how the Japanese build their own.

22 Famous Epitaphs That Will Make you Fall in Love With their Authors

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Whether you like it or not, we all get there sooner or later. Out time here is limited, despite out forgetting this all the time. Nevertheless, here are some memorably funny or deep or sad epitaphs found on gravestones all around the world. This is all that’s left of them, eventually, apart from memories or photos for the 20th century’s deceased. So here they are: 22 famous epitaphs that will make you fall in love with their authors.  This one is for your followers to see and remember.

For those of you who don’t know it, according to good young Wikipedia, an epitaph is “a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque, but also used figuratively. Some are specified by the dead person beforehand, others chosen by those responsible for the burial.”

Old historical epitaphs

 

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Man has always had his humour at hand. And it’s just so admirable to see a grave message from the 18th – 19th century containing so much wit.

 Here lies Ann Mann/ Who lived an old maid/But died an old Mann. (1767) Here lies my wife/ Here lies she/Hallelujah! Hallelujee! (In a Leeds graveyard, 1861)

Here lies my wife/ I bid her goodbye/ She rests in peace/ and now so do I. (Unknown source)

Sacred to the memory of my husband John Barnes who died January 3, 1803/ His comely young widow, aged 23, has many qualifications of a good wife, and yearns to be comforted. (A cemetery in Vermont)

Reader if cash thou art/ In want of any/ Dig four feet deep/ And thou wilt find a Penny. (John Penny’s epitaph in Wimborne, England)

I told you I was sick! (A cemetery somewhere in Georgia)

Here lies one Wood/ Enclosed in wood/ One Wood / Within another. / The outer wood / Is very good: We cannot praise / The other. (Winslow, Maine)

Come blooming youths, as you pass by, / And on these lines do cast an eye. / As you are now, so once was I; / As I am now, so must you be; / Prepare for death and follow me. (Effie Jean Robinson, Waynesville, North Carolina) – This one is cynical indeed. That’s one someone felt free to add the following: To follow you / I am not content, / How do I know / Which way you went.

Hooray my brave boys / Lets rejoice at his fall. / For if he had lived / He would have buried us all. (On a gravedigger’s stone)

Here lies / Johnny Yeast. / Pardon me / For not rising. (John Yeast, Ruidoso, New Mexico)

Here lies an Atheist / All dressed up / And no place to go. (In Thurmont, Maryland)

 

Epitaphs of famous people:

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For one who would not be buried in Westminster Abbey: / Heroes and Kings! / your distance keep; / In peace let one poor Poet sleep, / Who never flatter’d Folks like you: / Let Horace blush, and Virgil too. (Alexander Pope (1688-1744)).

My Jesus, mercy (Al Capone)

The best is yet to come. (Frank Sinatra)

That’s all, folks! (Mel Blanc, the voice of cartoon character Porky Pig)

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. (Winston Churchill)

She did it the hard way (Bette Davis)

Hey Ram (Meaning Oh, God, Mahatma Ghandi)

Truth to your own spirit (Jim Morrison)

Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I’m Free At Last (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Never born, / Never died: visited the planet earth between December 11, 1931 and, January 19, 1990. (Osho)

I told you so, you damned fools (H. G. Wells)

All these people did leave something behind. They reflect a somewhat interesting and positive attitude towards death, turning it into something less scary, at least from my point of view.

6+1 Reasons to Own a Cat

Here are my 6+1 reasons to own a cat. Getting a pet is a controversial subject for many young adults nowadays, especially if their living conditions are far from being stable. Animals are indeed very giving, loving and non-judgemental creatures. However, they require some of our time and attention, not to mention a somewhat cheap, yet constant part of our income. I am a dog person, and I’ll remain one for as long as I live.  But circumstances beyond my control forced me to end up taking care of a cat. Life is ironic, indeed! Here are the things it taught me while being my constant silent neighbour.

1.     Cats are silent, yet wise confidents

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Cats seem to know all the answers, even though they are lousy at sharing their knowledge with their owners. But despite dogs, who are all over you all the time, a cat is a silent and mature listener. It can always feel your anxieties, have no doubt about that, but just like humans, they have different and personal ways of reacting to them. Don’t take it personally if they go to the other room whenever you are sad or angry, it’s just their way of letting you know you definitely need some time alone to cool down and realise you are miserable out of useless reasons. Or they just might feel endangered by your hysterical mood. Keep calm and confide in the cat.

2.     Cats love plants

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 No one is more aware of your house and garden plants more than your cat is. Because they are so skilful jumpers, the only way to keep your cat away from your plants is to lock the cat up rather than the plants.  Nevertheless if your cat is one of the passive plant destroyers, consider yourself lucky. They just love to blend in with any kind of flowers and eat most of their leaves. As a young adult however, one has less time to think about taking care of houseplants. That’s why your cat is always there to remind you of their existence, of their needing to be cut, watered, or cleaned. It would do all these things for you if it could. Unfortunately their claws are not always the best gardening tool.

3.     Cats are the best bug spray on the market 

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There’s no such thing as a house without strange, tiny and sometimes disgusting predators. Ignoring the fact that mice might belong to this category in anyone’s case, I’d like to underline the fact that cats excel in other catching domains as well. Hopefully since you don’t have mice to worry about in your home, I’m pleased to inform you that a cat is capable of catching any other flying or crawling visitor. Their patience and velocity are extra-terrestrial. Not to mention the fact that a fly is better than any toy you can find at the pet shop. So leave your windows open from time to time; such a victory would boost your cat’s self-esteem and offer you a priceless performance.

4.     Cats are the best therapists

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In The Cat Behavior Answer Book (Storey Publishing, 2007), author Arden Moore talks about the power of purring. Apparently cats create purr vibrations within a range known to be medically therapeutic (25-150 Hz). This frequency is therapeutic for things such as: boosting self-esteem, bone growth and healing, pain relief, swelling reduction, wound healing, muscle growth and repair, tendon repair, joint mobility and dyspnea (shortness of breath) relief. You can read more on purring here.

5.     Cats absorb and clean bad energies from your home

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Cats are very sensitive to their environment. And they perceive more about it than we do. It is said that they can sense and distinguish between positive and negative energies, also known as Yin and Yang in Chinese tradition. Yin is the receptive, feminine, cooler, negative energy and Yang is the positive, hot, projective energy. So when a cat goes to a certain regular spot to sleep in your house, they are actually absorbing the negative energy from that spot. You can read more on this subject here.

6.     Cats are the best “say no to addiction” tools

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Cats are strangely drawn to our laptops or computers. Whenever this heating machine with buttons takes more of your attention than it considers necessary, any sane cat will just brutally step on you, head towards your device and start resting on the keyboard, thus making sure to hit the exact button that makes all your 6-hour work vanish into thin air. The good thing about this typical cat deed is the fact that you’ll never get hooked on Facebook or Twitter more than necessary. A cat is a “say no to addiction” tool, as it can unconditionally warn you about any bad habit you may have, even if this involves eating too much (it will start bugging you right away, and trust me, not out of sheer curiosity), smoking too much (a wise cat will always decide to rest in your lap looking for affection at the exact moment when you have your lighter in one hand and the cigarette in the other), and last but not least, it bears down any cleaning obsessions you may have, no matter if this passion of yours involves the broom, the mop or a plain dusting around the house. On the other hand, when it comes to the vacuum cleaner, it instantly vanishes, reminding you of the times before the two of you became faithful neighbours.

6+1. To be considered by the ones who are not so fond of their couch

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A cat will teach you how to let go. Let go of the things you worked so hard to buy, more expensive things such as couches or carpets. Not all of them are unstoppable destroyers, but all of them seem to have reluctance towards all the nail sharpening tools you may get them from pet shops. A couch will always be the best option. Instead of losing your mind, allow your cat to teach you more about what matters in life, about the importance of cuddling, catching flies, mice or birds. It has to edge its nails somewhere!

 

In a nutshell, get a cat as soon as possible. Ignore the fact that it will always consider you its slave and enjoy this fruitful experience that will always bring laughter on your face in times of need.