Just Havin Fun Newsletter
March 26, 2017
From Mike ...
Still shaking my head ...
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 Sweett_sassyblues_4u.
JHF's Member in the Spotlight ...
And our Member in the Spotlight for March is Cookie_jar27. To learn more about Cookie_jar27, just click on the Member in the Spotlight link on our main page.
And check out our new Member in the Spotlight for April - Southern_Pride on April 1.
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 RuggedRick, Hunnybear_Hugs and Lilmissattitude to the league. May your time with us be filled with fun times and good cards!
The Walls of JHF Have Ears ...
Wow. Lots of us are still shaking our heads at what one member admitted to doing recently.
As the story goes, this member was doing their laundry. Clothes were washed and ready for the dryer. Clothes were placed in the dryer. The door was shut and the timer was set. As the clothes tumbled around in the dryer, our member admitted to hearing a "clunk, clunk, clunk" and even checked the dryer three times to make sure everything was okay. The sound resembled a pair of tennis shoes being tossed around so our member wasn't too concerned until they realized one of their feline pets was missing. Dashing to the dryer, our member found their beloved Louie looking a little permanent pressed but still alive. Whew! Guess it's a good thing our member remembered to add Bounce to softened things up!
JHF's Player of the Week ...
Congrats to Ramanron on being JHF's Player of the Week for March 19-25! Ramanron collected 108 points for his tourney play. Way to go, Ramanron!
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, March 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 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, March 27 at 900pm. And the game, compliments of Pkkbozo & Gismo0060 is Lucky 13. Grab a partner and join us Monday night!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Kindmasterful44 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, March 28 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 New Members Recognition ...
Welcome to JHF! A special tourney will be hosted on Wednesday, March 29 at 800pm for the folks who joined JHF in March. During the month of March, we have had 15 folks to join us (as of today) - RuggedRick, Hunnybear_Hugs, Lilmissattitude, Arvos, Card_Bum, Pavalova, Southern_Bell67, Ucanwinlater, T_Town_Girl, Almightygeneral, Krazyscorpion, Sky_Dancer, Davidtears, Zoneyahwell and Crazi_aboutu. We are glad you joined us!
JHF's King & Queen ...
It's time to crown new rulers of JHF! The King & Queen special will be hosted on Wednesday, March 29 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 Naughtysam_69 on winning Giggles1's roast! In addition to winning the tourney, Naughtysam_69 got to rename Giggles1 for the week. Giggles1's new name is GigglyGooGoo. For being roasted, Giggles1 got to pick who would be roasted next and Legend604 is being prepped for the firepit. Way to go, Naughtysam_69! Thanks for being good sports, Giggles1 & Legend604!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, March 30 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename Legend604 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!
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!
JHF's Battle of the Leagues Qualifier ...
It's time to rumble! JHF will host its qualifying tourney for the Battle of the Leagues on Saturday, April 1 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will represent JHF as Team 1 and the runner-up will be Team 2. The winner and runner-up will pick their partners to compete in the BOL on Saturday, April 8 in Safe Harbor's Battle of the Leagues room. Let's kick some ass!
JHF's Battle of the Sexes ...
War has been declared! The Battle of the Sexes will be hosted on Sunday, April 2 at 900pm. Two tourneys will be on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for the Guys and the other will be for the Gals. Who do you think is better at euchre? Guys or Gals? We will soon see! Good luck to all!
JHF's TD of the Week ...
Congrats to Giggles1 on being JHF's TD of the Week for March 19-25! Giggles1 hosted 18 tourneys during the week. Way to go, Giggles1!
JHF's Good Vs. Evil ...
Sometimes you just can't keep the devil from taking control! So congrats Jan32j on winning the title for the Evil Ones of JHF! Nice try, Whosurdaddy1860, who won for the Good Ones. The good will rise to the top next month so enjoy this win. Great job, Jan32j!
JHF's Bounty on the Staff ...
The Members did it again! Congrats to Naughtysam_69 on winning the 20,000 bux bounty for capturing the Staff! Others collecting bounty bux were - Whosurdaddy1860 (Southern_Pride), Naughtysam_69 (Texas_lynn), Jan32j (Giggles1) and SassyDeeDee (Harleymike & Jan32j). Guess the Staff need to regroup and come up with a better get-away strategy! Way to go, Naughtysam_69!
JHF's TDs vs. Members ...
And the TDs won! Congrats to Aussiee_mischief on winning the battle with the Members for the TDs! Nice try, KiwiLinda, who won for the Members. Way to go, Aussiee_mischief!
JHF's Top Partners ...
What teamwork! Congrats to Jan32j & Aussiee_mischief on winning Top Partners! Nice job, gals!
JHF's Tag Team ...
Boom! Pop! Bang! Congrats to Giggles1, DaDevil and Harleymike on winning Tag Team! Awesome euchre playing!
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
- Brownies on a Stick -
1 box brownie mix
water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on the brownie mix box
15 craft sticks
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons shortening
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil so foil extends about 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. Make brownies as directed on box for 9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Place in freezer 30 minutes. Remove from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. Cut into 15 rectangular brownies, 5 rows by 3 rows. Gently insert craft stick into end of each. Place on cookie sheet; freeze 30 minutes. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High about 1 minute; stir until smooth. If necessary, microwave additional 5 seconds at a time. Dip top one-third to half of each brownie into chocolate; sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Lay flat on waxed paper or foil to dry. 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 ...
As an April Fools’ Day prank in 1998, Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA TODAY introducing the newest menu item: a “Left-Handed Whopper.”
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, March 26 - 900pm Wave the Flag
Monday, March 27 - 900pm Name That Game
Tuesday, March 28 - 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, March 29 - 800pm New Members Recognition and 900pm King & Queen
Thursday, March 30 - 900pm Roast
Friday, March 31 - 900pm Trivia & Cards
Saturday, April 1 - 900pm BOL Qualifier
Sunday, April 2 - 900pm Battle of the Sexes
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 ...
Jan's Regular STD Tourney - SkyWalker with 10,000 bux
Doodles' Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Maggieami & Kindmasterful44 with 10,000 bux each
Jan's Regular STD Tourney - Naughtysam_69 with 20,000 bux
Harleymike's Baseball 2x2 Tourney - Gismo0060 & Pkkbozo with 10,000 bux each
Doodles' 3 Round Mixed Swiss 2x2 Tourney - Doodles868 & Bret_Maverick with 10,000 bux each
Southern's Regular STD Tourney - Naughtysam_69 with 10,000 bux
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and your favorite will be included in the newsletter.
Max Eastman was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society; a poet and a prominent political activist who once said, "It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor."
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
With another April Fools’ Day upon us, many of us will be gingerly walking around in the hopes of avoiding the office prankster. However, corporations have also had their share of great April Fools’ Day jokes over the years. Here are a few -
- 2002 - Whistling Carrots (Tesco): British supermarket chain, Tesco, announced the company's successful engineering of “whistling carrots”. These special carrots had been genetically modified so they would grow with air holes on their sides. When fully cooked, these air holes caused the vegetable to emit a "97 decibel signal" indicating they should be removed from the stove.
- 1996 - Liberty Bell Bought (Taco Bell): Taco Bell announced the company's purchase of the Liberty Bell. The announcement read: "In an effort to help the national debt, Taco Bell is pleased to announce that we have agreed to purchase the Liberty Bell, one of our country's most historic treasures. It will now be called the 'Taco Liberty Bell' and will still be accessible to the American public for viewing. While some may find this controversial, we hope our move will prompt other corporations to take similar action to do their part to reduce the country's debt."
- 1983 - Rain-Deflecting Open Top Car (BMW): BMW announced that one of its engineers, Herr Blöhn, had designed a sunroof that could be kept open even in the rain, thanks to jets of air that blasted the water away from the top of the car. The amazing new system worked completely automatically, even with the roof fully open in a car wash.
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 ...
A short read from Dale Carnegie -
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
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 ...
- Nataliesplayground18 as she awaits surgery on April 4.
- Txmeshell as she recovers from surgery.
- Maggieami's mom as she deals with health issues.
- Zaan2319's mom as she deals with health issues.
- Swtnurse2271's grandfather who has been diagnosed with cancer.
- Txmeshell as she serves as a caregiver to a special little woman.
- Cookie_jar27's sister as she fights cancer.
- 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.
- 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, March 26 - National Spinach Day (a day Popeye appreciates)
Monday, March 27 - National Joe Day (change your name, if only for today)
Tuesday, March 28 - Something on a Stick Day (hmm, have fun today)
Wednesday, March 29 - National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day (support them today and everyday)
Thursday, March 30 - National Doctor's Day (appreciate your doc today)
Friday, March 31 - Clam on the Half Shell Day (celebrate and don't clam up)
Saturday, April 1 - April Fools Day (a good day for a prank or two)
Sunday, April 2 - National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (gotta have grape to celebrate)
From Our Members ...
A couple more corporate pranks -
- 1957 - Swiss Spaghetti Harvest (British Broadcasting Company): The BBC announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. They also showed footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Large numbers of viewers were fooled. When many called the company wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree, BBC supposedly replied, "place a piece of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."
- 1962 - Instant Color TV (Sveriges Television): Sweden's Sveriges Television announced that a new technology would allow viewers to convert their existing black and white sets to color. This was groundbreaking news, since there were no color TV broadcasts in Sweden at the time. Viewers were told that all they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their TV screen, and the mesh would cause the light to bend in such a way that it would appear as if the image was in color. Thousands of people were fooled and tried out the new technique.
- 1980 - A Digital “Big Ben” (British Broadcasting Company): The BBC reported that the iconic clock, Big Ben, was going to be upgraded to be given a digital readout. The report included people's nostalgic reminiscences about the world's most famous clock, such as anecdotes about the day it stopped and when it chimed 13 times instead of 12. Finally, the service announced that the clock hands, being no longer needed, would be given away to the first four listeners to contact them.
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
Wishing Snowbird1967 a very Happy Birthday on Sunday, March 26!
Wishing Bret_Maverick a very Happy Birthday on Sunday, March 26!
Wishing Bgene a very Happy Birthday on Thursday, March 30!
Wishing Ucanwinlater a very Happy Birthday on Friday, March 31!
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!