Just Havin Fun Newsletter
May 22, 2016
From Mike ...
All is well in the euchre world but I would like to remind the members of one rule. When pairings are posted, the first team listed is responsible for making the tables. The second team listed should not sit until the table is made by the first team. I know we are all eager to play, but the first team has the choice of seats.
Have a great week and good luck at the tables!
JHF's Early Bird Special ...
Okay for all you early risers, we have a tourney for you! Every morning during the week, Regular STD will be hosted at 700am. So grab your cup of coffee and join us at the tables!
JHF's Member in the Spotlight ...
And our Member in the Spotlight for May is DJ_Giggles. To learn more about Giggles, just click on the Member in the Spotlight link on our main page.
A JHF Welcome ...
Just Havin Fun welcomes Nottoobadlol and Blackduck to the league. May your time with us be filled with fun times and good cards!
We also welcome Southern_Pride to the JHF Staff. We look forward to playing in your tourneys!
JHF's Player of the Week ...
Congrats to Tuttifruitti1046 on being JHF's Player of the Week for May 15-21! Tuttifruitti collected 44 points for her tourney play. Way to go, Tuttifruitti1046!
JHF's Survivor ...
Yes, JHF's Survivor is coming back for another season! As before, members will be divided up among six teams and will compete. The object will be to collect all the letters to spell - Outwit, Outplay, Outlast. The letters will come from tourneys hosted at specific times during the day. During these times, TDs will host games using the needed letters. (for example - the game Opposite Trump is hosted. The winner's team will get the letter O covered) Play will continue until a team covers all their letters. Survivor will be returning to JHF in June! So stayed tuned.
JHF's Good Vs. Evil ...
Now let's see just who will admit that they are Evil! Good Vs. Evil will be hosted on Sunday, May 22 at 900pm. Two tourneys will be on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for those who think they are Good and the other will be for those who know they are Evil. Wonder who will win? The Good? Or the Evil?
JHF's Name That Game ...
Mellow Monday is now Name That Game. This will continue to be a 2x2 tourney but instead of being a themed tourney, the winners of Name That Game will have to honors of picking the game for the next week. Our first Name That Game will be hosted on Monday, May 23 at 900pm. And the game, compliments of DJ_Giggles and Gismo0060 will be Dictator. So grab a partner and join us on Monday night!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Lmezzell1 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, May 24 at 900pm. Don't forget that our All-Star is now a 2x2 random partner tourney. The winners will face each other in a final game to determine who moves to #1. The losing partner will also move in rank to #2. This is a great opportunity to take control of first place. Join us at the tables and let's see who will be jumping rank. Good luck to all!
JHF's King & Queen ...
It's time to crown new rulers of JHF! The King & Queen special will be hosted on Wednesday, May 25 at 900pm. There will be two tourneys on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for the Kings and the other will be for the Queens. Who will our new rulers be? Join us on Wednesday night for the crowning!
JHF's Roast ...
Another JHF'er has been greased and roasted! Congrats to Weatherholt1954 on winning DJSinisterSammy's roast! In addition to winning the tourney, Weather got to rename Sammy for the week. Sammy's new name is Whip_Me_Good. For being roasted, Sammy got to pick who would be roasted next and Pkkbozo is being prepped for the firepit. Way to go, Weatherholt1954! Thanks for being good sports, DJSinisterSammy & Pkkbozo!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, May 26 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename Pkkbozo for the week. Each week the member roasted will pick who will be roasted the following week. If a player is roasted, he/she must make a new SHG ID with their new name and play using that new name until the next roast. Your league name will not change. We do ask that names not be totally offensive and that you remember you might be roasted next! IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ROASTED, PLEASE LET THE HOSTING TD KNOW SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN BE PICKED! Good luck and have fun!
JHF's Top Partners ...
It's time to see just who plays euchre the best as a team! Top Partners will be hosted on Friday, May 27 at 900pm. This is a 2x2 special so grab your partners and start practicing!
JHF's Tag Team ...
Are you ready for a smackdown? It's time for some Tag Team fun! Tag Team will be hosted on Saturday, May 28 at 900pm. So grab your partners and practice your jabs!
Trivia & Cards with JHF ...
It's time for trivia! Sweett & Mike will host Trivia & Cards on Saturday, June 4 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney picks the topic for the next trivia night. Extra bux are given for correct answers. The trivia topic for June 4 is 60s Songs compliments of Clnmama47 & Maggieami. See you then!
JHF's Wave The Flag ...
It's time for a new flag to wave on our league's main page! Wave The Flag will be hosted on Sunday, May 29 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will pick a flag that will be displayed next to their name on our league's main page for the month. Flags can be for the states, colleges, republics, teams, etc. Join us on Sunday night as we wave the flag!
JHF's TD of the Week ...
Congrats to MachoMan on being JHF's TD of the Week for May 15-21! Macho hosted 10 tourneys during the week. Way to go, MachoMan!
JHF's USA Vs. World ...
The World rules! Congrats to Oskeeweewaa on winning the battle with the USA for the World! Nice try, Weatherholt1954, who won for the USA. Way to go, Oskee and the World!
JHF's TDs vs. Members ...
As if we didn't know, our Members rock! Congrats to Pkkbozo on winning the TDs vs. Members tourney for the Members! Nice try, Texas_lynn, who won for the TDs. Great job, Pkkbozo!
Cooking with JHF ...
Each week a recipe will be featured in our newsletter. If you have a favorite you would like to share with your fellow league members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your recipe will be featured. This week's feature recipe is - Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
1 16-ounce package uncooked rotini pasta
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chunky blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound frozen cooked chicker strips, defrosted and diced
1/2 cup red bell peppers, diced
1/2 cup green peppers, diced
1 cup red onion, diced
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Stir together the mayonnaise, blue cheese dressing, buffalo wing sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, bell peppers, red onion and cooked pasta and toss to coat with the dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving. Enjoy!
JHF's Shout Box ...
Wanna leave a message for the league or a member? Use our Shout Box! To post a message in the Shout Box you must be signed into the main page (upper right side). Members are welcome to leave messages at any time. To add smileys or graphics, just click on SMILES. If you would like to add any graphics to the box, please see Sweett_sassyblues_4u. Shout away!
Please remember that the Shout Box is for shouts. If you have a league issue, you will need to post it in the JHF Forum.
A JHF Fact ...
Victoria Day is colloquially known in Canada as May Two-Four, a double entendre that refers both to the date around which the holiday falls and Canadian slang for a case of 24 beers.
JHF Radio ...
Wanna listen to some tunes while you toss cards? JHF is a banner league for Hott N Funky Radio. Hott N Funky brings class and style to your internet experience. To tune in, just click on the radio link on our main page or save this link in your favorites - http://www.hottnfunkyradio.com/. The DJs play a variety of music, play requests and mingle with listeners in chat. A special perk is that three of our JHF members are DJ's - Sweett_sassyblues_4u, DJ_Giggles, Kerry24, DJSinsterSammy, Blondetrophy4u & DJFunkDaddy54. Check it out and request your favorite tunes!
What's Happening This Week in JHF ...
Sunday, May 22 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Good vs. Evil
Monday, May 23 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Name That Game
Tuesday, May 24 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, May 25 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm King & Queen
Thursday, May 26 - 700am Early Bird Special, 900pm Roast and 1000pm Thirsty Thursday
Friday, May 27 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Top Partners
Saturday, May 28 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Tag Team
Sunday, May 29 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Wave the Flag
JHF & Face Book ...
Do you have a Face Book account? JHF does! If you would like, search or click on the Face Book link on our league's main page and add Justhavinfun Euchre to your friends list. Feel free to leave comments on the page. This is a great way to advertise our league!
JHF's Big Bux Winners for the Week ...
Doodles' Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Lmezell1 & Fralinstrauss with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - DJ_Giggles & Gismo0060 with 10,000 bux each
Jan's Regular STD Tourney - Twinkling_star_59 with 15,000 bux
Swtnurse's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Lmezell1 & Gismo0060 with 10,000 bux each
TexasLynn's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Sunrow2002 & Southern_Pride with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Bloody Mary 2x2 Tourney - Melanie453022 & Headbouncer with 10,000 bux each
Jan's Lead It Suicide 2x2 Tourney - Paula821h & WickedsDiva with 10,000 bux each
Sweett's 3 Round Mixed Swiss 2x2 Tourney - Gismo0060 & Dolluvr_50 with 5,000 bux each
Harleymike's Dealers Call Tourney - Two_hoots36 with 10,000 bux
Aussiee's Never Twice Tourney - Maggieami with 20,000 bux
Sweett's Regular Euchre Tourney - DJ_Giggles with 20,000 bux
Southern's Regular Euchre Tourney - Melanie453022 with 20,000 bux
Southern's Regular STD Tourney - Tuttifruitti1046 with 10,000 bux
Southern's Regular Euchre Tourney - Ramanron with 10,000 bux
Doodles' Regular STD Tourney - Snowbird1967 & Captainsixpack_ 2000 with 10,000 bux each
A great week! Over 250,000 bux were donated by our awesome TDs!
Got Bux? ...
Are you a premium member with a platinum or diamond membership? Do you have lots of bux and would like to give some away? If so, please let the hosting TD know and they will add your gift donation to their tourney. Let's share the wealth!
We Need Your Help ...
We need to keep our JHF birthday listing up-to-date. If you haven't already, please email email@example.com with your birthday. We would like to honor you on your special day with a tourney so email Aussiee_mischief today!
How About More For Your Money? ...
Wouldn't you like to get more bux out of tourney wins besides the usual pots? How about going gold, platinum or diamond? You'll get more bux for tourney wins and for participating in tourneys. Lots of extras come with memberships, too. Not only would you be helping yourself but you would be helping the league, too. Check it out on our league's main page. If you have any questions, please talk with an Admin or another premium member.
Deep Thought ...
Do you have a favorite deep thought or quote you would like to share with your fellow league members? If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your favorite will be included in the newsletter.
Vincent Massey was a Canadian lawyer and diplomat who once said, "Canada is not a melting pot. Canada is an association of peoples who have and cherish, great differences but who work together because they can respect themselves and each other."
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
Newfoundland to Alberta - A family moved from Newfoundland to Alberta. Johnnie started school at the new location, in grade 3. One day the teacher asked individual students to count to 50. Many of them did very well, some getting as high as 37. But Johnnie did extremely well; he made it to 100 with only 3 mistakes. At home he told his Dad how well he had done. Dad told him, "That's because you are from Newfoundland, son". The next day, in Reading, the teacher asked students to recite the alphabet. Some made it to the letter "k" with only one mistake, but Johnnie outdid them again. He made it all the way through, missing only the letter "m". That evening he once again brought his Dad up to date and Dad explained to him, "That's because you are from Newfoundland. The following day, after Physical Education, the boys were taking showers. Johnnie noted that, compared to the other boys in his grade, he seemed overly "well-endowed". This confused him. He told his Dad, that night, "Dad, they all have little tiny ones, but mine is ten times bigger than theirs. Is that because I'm from Newfoundland?" "No, son," explained Dad, "that's because you're 18!"
JHF Mailbox ...
Now you can send us your ideas, suggestions and/or complaints using the league's main page. Just click on "Support" and "Contact Admin" and send us an email. All emails will be answered promptly by the Admin team. Let us know what you are thinking!
Something to Think About ...
Stop Waiting for Happiness to Arrive! - from http://www.livin3.com/
Too many people think of happiness as the ultimate goal of life. But, if you're waiting for happiness to arrive then it's likely that it never will!
You convince yourself that life will be happy when you're married. When the mortgage is paid off. When you have children. When the weekend arrives. Next summer. Whatever particular dream you have, you're sure that when you reach it you'll finally be happy.
Unfortunately, this way of thinking is a trap. You're always wanting something more, always looking forward to a time when you'll be "happy". And, if you fall into this trap, you'll never reach that goal. When you get married, you might wish your partner was more affectionate or more proactive. When you have children, you might find their young age restrictive and long for them to grow up too quickly. When you've paid off that mortgage you might long for a better house, a better neighborhood, a better car. Life will pass you by with that goal of happiness forever in sight but never quite in reach.
Happiness should not be your life's goal, it should be your life! The only time to be happy is right now! It's state of mind, not a set of accomplishments or the accumulation of material things. There is no time to achieve happiness other than right now. You must accept that life will always have challenges and things will not always go your way and make the decision to be happy right now.
Instead of feeling disappointed when things don't work out the way you'd hoped, feel grateful for the experience. Instead of dreaming of a brighter, happier, richer tomorrow, make today as wonderful as you can. Treasure each moment that you have air in your lungs and treasure the people you share those moments with.
Alfred D. Souza put this perfectly when he said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
His perspective helps us to see that happiness is a conscious decision and that we can make it right now. He's not saying that having dreams, goals and ambitions is a bad thing. Thinking of the future and having aspirations is essential to leading a happy and fulfilled life. The trick is not to let thoughts of the future overshadow your enjoyment of the present and the appreciation of the things and people you have in your life right now!
There is no way to happiness: happiness is the way!
Contributions Are Welcome ...
If you would like to contribute to our newsletter in any way, please feel free. We are always looking for recipes, quotes, jokes and websites. All material for the newsletter should be emailed to email@example.com. If you come across something you wanna share, please email it to Mike. We welcome your contributions!
JHF's Requests for Your Thoughts & Prayers ...
- The family and friends of Normanmorgan on his recent passing.
- Melanie453022's niece as she recovers from a car accident.
- Barenecessities as she deals with health issues.
- Bgene as he deals with health issues.
- Garfield196863 as he heals from a recent surgery.
- Aussiee_mishchief as she deals with health issues.
- An anonymous JHF'er who is having health issues.
- Kingcampfire2009 as he deals with personal issues.
- Walknsher's husband as he recovers from health issues.
- Rrcarter80 as she helps her daughter fight cancer.
- And to those who are dealing with issues of their own.
Celebrate The Date with JHF ...
Sunday, May 22 - Buy a Musical Instrument Day (and annoy the hell out of your neighbors)
Monday, May 23 - Lucky Penny Day (a penny for your thoughts today)
Tuesday, May 24 - National Escargot Day (ewww)
Wednesday, May 25 - National Wine Day (have a glass or two)
Thursday, May 26 - Sally Ride Day (remembering the first woman to go into space)
Friday, May 27 - Sunscreen Protection Day (get out and celebrate in the sun)
Saturday, May 28 - International Jazz Day (a good day to listen to some tunes)
Sunday, May 29 - Learn About Composting Day (do your part to keep our environment a little bit cleaner)
From Our Members ...
A Newfie At The Beach - compliments of Sweett_sassyblues_4u
A Newfie was having a hard time attracting women at the beach, so he called up his friend to help him out. "It's dem big, baggy swimmin' shorts," said the friend, "They're way outta style. Yer best bet is to take a Speedo and drop a fist-sized potato down 'em. Ye'll have all the babes ye want!" So, the next day the Newfie sauntered onto the beach with his Speedo and potato, but when he walked by, everybody laughed at him. He said to the friend, "I did what ye said, but it still ain't working!" "Lard tunderin' Jeezus by!" exclaimed the friend, "The potato goes in the front!"
JHF Condolences ...
Just Havin Fun sends its condolences to the family and friends of Normanmorgan who recently passed away from a heart attack. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
Wishing Baker_woman_1 a very Happy Birthday on Saturday, May 28!
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!
Wishing our Canadian friends a very happy Victoria Day on Monday, May 23!
Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada. The holiday has been observed in Canada since at least 1845, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date; the holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance.
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