Just Havin Fun Newsletter
February 19, 2017
From Mike ...
Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all.
Have a great week and good luck at the tables!
A JHF Request ...
Yes, we know we are all adults in JHF but Safe Harbor Games monitors what is said in our lobby. Because of that, we need to refrain from making
comments that SHG may take as offensive and/or crude. We are very lucky that we have a gaming service to host tourneys through and we need
to stay in the good graces of SHG. It's fine to have fun but don't stretch it and cause issues we don't need. If you are unsure of what comments
may be offensive and/or crude, please speak with Harleymike or Sweett_sassyblues_4u.
Spark Messenger ...
As many of you know, Yahoo Messenger is no longer the friendly messenger we have used for many years. There's lots of changes and it's not so
user friendly now. We have been invited to use Spark, which has lots of the features of the old Yahoo. Lots of us have already downloaded this
program and you are welcome to do it too (if you haven't). Just click on this link - ctdhosting.com/downloads/spark_2_7_7.exe and when asked for
the server, type this - messenger.ctdhosting.com and you should be ready to go. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask
JHF's Member in the Spotlight ...
And our Member in the Spotlight for February is SassyDeeDee. To learn more about SassyDeeDee, just click on the Member in the
Spotlight link on our main page.
JHF Mornings ...
If you haven't noticed yet, JHF is hosting morning tourneys at 800am and 900am. Start your morning off right with a fun game of euchre! So grab a
cup of coffee and head to the tables!
A JHF Welcome ...
Just Havin Fun welcomes Joeyphebert, Mustanggirl195 and Alexpn85 to the league. May your time with us be filled with fun times
and good cards!
JHF's Player of the Week ...
Congrats to Ramanron on being JHF's Player of the Week for February 12-18! Ramanron collected 79 points for his tourney
play. Way to go, Ramanron!
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, February 19 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 ...
Wanna play your favorite game? You can pick the game but you have to win first! Name That Game is a 2x2 tourney with the winners picking the
game for the next week. Name That Game will be hosted on Monday, February 20 at 900pm. And the game, compliments of
SeductiveWind & Bret_Maverick is RR/BB STD. Grab a partner and join us Monday night!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Twinkling_star_59 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, February 21 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, February 22 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 Shorty_euchre_player on winning Ramanron's roast! In addition to
winning the tourney, Shorty got to rename Ramanron for the week. Ramanron's new name is ButtHugger.
For being roasted, Ramanron got to pick who would be roasted next and DaDevil is being prepped for the firepit.
Way to go, Shorty_euchre_player! Thanks for being good sports, Ramanron & DaDevil!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, February 23 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename DaDevil 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, February 24 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, February 25 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 Friday, March 31 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 March 31 is Country Music of the 50s & 60s compliments
of Mommom_8 & Boisegal2005. See you then!
Female Cartoon Character Trivia bux were awarded to - Maggieami (12), Texas_lynn (5), Txmeshell (4), Gismo0060 (1), Boisegal2005 (1) and
Jcsparks (1). Way to go, gang!
JHF's Family Feud w/ the Texans ...
Another round of Family Feud is in the history books! If you have missed our feuds, you can join us on Saturday, March 18 at 900pm for another
round! Extra bux will be up for grabs for those giving the top answers. Don't miss out!
Family Feud bux were awarded to - Kindmasterful44 (9), Maggieami (8), SeductiveWind (2), Clnmama47 (2), Shorty_euchre_player (2),
Jillyyyz (2), Nataliesplayground18 (1) and Pkkbozo (1). Great job!
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, February 26 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 Giggles1 on being JHF's TD of the Week for February 12-18! Giggles1 hosted 18 tourneys during the week.
Way to go, Giggles1!
JHF's USA Vs. World ...
USA! USA! USA! Congrats to Ramanron on winning the battle for the USA! Nice try, Jscdeuces, who won for the World. Let the red, white and
blue wave proudly! Nice job, Ramanron!
JHF's Bounty on the Staff ...
The Members did it! Congrats to Clnmama47 on winning the 20,000 bounty for capturing the JHF Staff! Others collecting bounty bux
were - Kindmasterful44 (for Giggles1), Jan32j (for Bret_Maverick), SKitten21 (for Texas_lynn and Jan32j) and Clnmama47 (for Aussiee_
mischief). Wonder if the Staff will ever escape from the Members? Way to go, Clnmama47!
JHF's TDs vs. Members ...
And the Members did it again! Congrats to Snow_w_dove on winning the title for the Members of JHF! Nice try, DaDevil, who won for the
TDs. But we also knew our Members kicked ass so enjoy the win until next month. Great job, Snow_w_dove!
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
email@example.com and your recipe will be featured.
This week's feature recipe is -
- Oreo Cookie-Cheesecake Bars -
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed Oreo cookies
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
24 miniature Oreo cookies
Heat oven to 375 degrees F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 350 degrees F). In large bowl, beat 2 cups flour, the brown sugar and
butter with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Press mixture in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden
brown. Sprinkle with crushed cookies. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour and the eggs with electric mixer on
medium speed until thick and fluffy. Pour over crushed cookies. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until topping is set. Cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate 1
hour or until firm. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Top each bar with miniature cookie. Store covered in refrigerator. 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 ...
People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.
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 & DJFunkDaddy54. Check it out and request your favorite tunes!
What's Happening This Week in JHF ...
Sunday, February 19 - 900pm Good vs. Evil
Monday, February 20 - 900pm Name That Game
Tuesday, February 21 - 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, February 22 - 900pm King & Queen
Thursday, February 23 - 900pm Roast
Friday, February 24 - 900pm Top Partners
Saturday, February 25 - 900pm Tag Team
Sunday, February 26 - 900pm Wave the Flag
JHF & Facebook ...
Do you have a Facebook account? JHF does! If you would like, search or click on the Facebook 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' Regular STD Tourney - Ramanron with 20,000 bux
DaDevil's Regular STD Tourney - Jscdeuces with 10,000 bux
Sweett's 3 Round Loners Galore 2x2 Swiss Tourney - Sandyyyyy_35 & Baulddy with 10,000 bux each
Jan's Regular STD Tourney - Clnmama47 with 20,000 bux
Harleymike's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - SeductiveWind & Bret_Maverick with 10,000 bux each
Meshell's Commander 2x2 Tourney - Txmeshell & Two_hoots36 with 10,000 bux each
Texaslynn's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - SassyDeeDee & Whosurdaddy1860 with 10,000 bux each
Meshell's Basketball 2x2 Tourney - Just_bummin & Legend604 with 10,000 bux each
Sweett's Red Only STD 2x2 Tourney - Clnmama47 & Kindmasterful44 with 10,000 bux each
Giggles' It's A Heartache Tourney - Weatherholt1954 with 10,000 bux
Jilly's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Mental_ping_pong & Curt19631 with 10,000 bux each
Meshell's Dictator 2x2 Tourney - Giggles1 & Jillyyyz with 10,000 bux each
Meshell's Dictator 2x2 Tourney - Amazing_mom_61 & Ponydon with 10,000 bux each
Texaslynn's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Shorty_euchre_player & Jscdeuces with 10,000 bux each
Bare's Backasswards Tourney - DaDevil with 20,000 bux
Bare's Full House Tourney - Two_hoots36 with 20,000 bux
Jan's Diggin Hearts 2x2 Tourney - Just_bummin & Boisegal2005 with 5,000 bux each
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your birthday. We
would like to honor you on your special day with a tourney so email Jan32j or 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
email@example.com and your favorite will be included in the newsletter.
George Eliot was an English novelist, poet and journalist who once said, "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
Insured - A man and his wife, moved back home to North Carolina, from Texas. The wife had a wooden leg and to insure it in Texas it cost
$2000.00 a year. When they arrived in South Carolina, they went to an insurance agency, to see how much it would cost to insure the leg.
The agent looked it up on the computer and said to the couple, "$39.00." The husband was shocked and asked why it was so cheap in
South Carolina to insure the leg because it had cost him $2000.00 in Texas.
The agent turned his computer screen to the couple and said, "Well, here it is on the screen, it says: Anywooden structure, with a sprinkler
system over it, is $39.00."
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 ...
4 Behaviors That Push People Away - from www.powerofpositivity.com
We all manifest one or more behaviors that push people away at least once, if not more times in life. It’s human a nature and nothing anyone has to
be ashamed about. The mere recognition that you’ve possessed one or more of these traits is a good step towards eliminating them from your life
and allowing positivity to enter. Most of the time, people may not even realize that they’re pushing others away.
Here are 4 Behaviors That Push People Away (and how to reverse them) -
- Selfishness. There’s no doubt that the world could use more considerate and thoughtful people. A small gesture of selflessness can go a long
way in keeping people you care about the most in your life. Humans by nature are intuitive creatures, and can sense if you are doing something
with selfish intent. Just because people may not always act on that intuition, doesn’t make taking advantage of them okay. In order to live a happy life,
you have to learn how to live and thrive with others, and that requires giving away part of yourself without seeking anything in return. Ironically, when
you give of yourself without expecting, you are returned that back and more. So if you need a blessing, switch your focus and just go be a blessing.
- Conceitedness. The display of conceited behavior is sure to push people away in any social situation. Nobody likes story after story of
self-edification consistently communicated via an over-inflated ego. Talking about yourself is great, when it’s light and authentic. It’s easy to tell the
difference. It is always a good idea to let other people into the spotlight and consider the implications of your decisions and actions towards them
in order to foster a healthy relationship. Pop any self-inflated bubble that you may be living in and try to communicate and understand the needs
and happiness of those around you.
- Self-Righteousness. Sometimes people tend to think highly of themselves and their beliefs too highly, actually. This can lead to looking down
on other people and their decisions without even knowing it. In certain cases, some people’s egos go so far, they may intentionally want others
to feel degraded. But, this is a false way to live and gain respect. To transform this, one must understand that each individual sets a different
standard of how they want to live their lives and that’s okay. We all have unique value and no one is better than anyone else. Respect that and
honor others as you honor yourself.
- Chronic Complaining. Happy and successful people do not complain much. On the other side, it seems that chronic complainers always have
something negative to say even when those around them are happy! The bottom line: we all have different circumstances that we are given in this
lifetime, but in the end these circumstances are ours - fair or unfair, wanted or unwanted. Instead, seek solutions to problems instead of
complaining, which leads to nowhere.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you come across something
you wanna share, please email it to Mike. We welcome your contributions!
JHF's Requests for Your Thoughts & Prayers ...
- Bgene as he goes through chemo treatments.
- Aussiee_mischief as she recovers from a mild heart attack and other health issues.
- Grl_cndn as she recently suffered a stroke.
- Several anonymous JHFer's who is having health issues.
- Weatherholt1954's mom as she deals with health issues.
- Mrcoffee4 as he deals with health issues.
- Kitkat4u50 as she deals with health issues.
- Barenecessities as she deals with FSGS.
- 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, February 19 - Chocolate Mint Day (it's a mint-filled day)
Monday, February 20 - Love Your Pet Day (and everyday)
Tuesday, February 21 - Cherry Pie Day (with a cold glass of milk)
Wednesday, February 22 - Be Humble Day (no boasting or bragging today)
Thursday, February 23 - Play Tennis Day (game, set, match)
Friday, February 24 - National Tortilla Chip Day (don't forget the salsa)
Saturday, February 25 - Open That Bottle Night (after 500pm, of course)
Sunday, February 26 - National Pistachio Day (have a nutty day)
From Our Members ...
Get My Teeth - compliments of Sweett_sassyblues_4u
Grandpa and Grandpa were sitting in their porch rockers watching the beautiful sunset and reminiscing about "the good days," when Grandma
turned to Grandpa and said, "Honey, do you remember when we first started dating and you used to just casually reach over and take my hand?"
Grandpa looked over at her, smiled and took her aged hand in his. With a wry little smile Grandma pressed a little farther, "Honey, do you remember
how after we were engaged you'd sometimes lean over and suddenly kiss me on the cheek?"
Grandpa leaned slowly toward Grandma and gave her a lingering kiss on her wrinkled cheek.
Growing bolder still, Grandma said, "Honey, do you remember how, after we were first married, you'd kind of nibble on my ear?"
Grandpa slowly got up from his rocker and headed into the house. Alarmed, Grandma said, "Honey, where are you going?"
Grandpa replied, "To get my teeth!"
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
Wishing Weatherholt1954 a very Happy Birthday on Sunday, February 19!
Wishing Earnhardt83ts1 a very Happy Birthday on Monday, February 20!
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!
Incentive from Case's ...
Here's a good reason to upgrade your membership!