Just Havin Fun Newsletter
July 24, 2016
From Mike ...
Well, it looks like I have a couple of issues to address this week.
- JHF was created so people who enjoy playing euchre would have a place to play and just have fun. Ratings don't matter. This is an online game, not real life. We all play the game differently. Some members have played euchre for years and some are still learning the game. Recently comments have been made about how members play. Those comments are not welcome here, especially when the words said are rude and hurtful. No one wants to be called out for how they play regardless of their skill level. So as rude as this sounds, think before you type because negative comments about how others play in our league will not be tolerated. If you choose to make comments, you will most likely find yourself boxed and maybe even banned from JHF. All members, despite how they play, are to be treated with respect.
- I know I have addressed slow play many times already but I need to make a few more comments. The hosting TD is responsible for his/her own tourney. It is their responsibility to watch the tables or to have other staff members assist (if needed in larger tourneys). They are responsible for timers and for enforcing steady play. So let's let the TDs do their jobs. There's no need to take the time to type "zzzzzzzzz" or "this is soooooooo slow" - taking time to type these comments slows the play down.
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 July is Barenecessities. To learn more about Bare, just click on the Member in the Spotlight link on our main page.
A JHF Welcome ...
Just Havin Fun welcomes Zipzap, Debrajean465, Melba_toast, No1eel and Rockinbowlers 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 July 17-23! Ram collected 138 points for his tourney play. Way to go, Ramanron!
JHF's Bingo ...
Bingo is back! And after week one, the Dirty Daubers are leading with 8 spaces covered! The Winning Card team is in second place with 4 spaces. And the Bingo Party team and the Precious Ones are tied for third with 3 spaces each. The Top of the Shop team has 1 space. But it's still early and lots of spaces still need to be covered. So good luck to our Bingo teams this week!
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, July 24 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, July 25 at 900pm. And the game, compliments of Ramanron & Swtnurse2271 is Aces Rule. Grab a partner and join us Monday night!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Clnmama47 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, July 26 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, July 27 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 Nautbad1 on winning Txmeshell's roast! In addition to winning the tourney, Nautbad1 got to rename Txmeshell for the week. Txmeshell's new name is Biggest_Brat_Tx. For being roasted, Txmeshell got to pick who would be roasted next and Headbouncer is being prepped for the firepit. Way to go, Nautbad1! Thanks for being good sports, Txmeshell & Headbouncer!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, July 28 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename Headbouncer 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, July 29 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, July 30 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, August 6 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 August 6 is Famous Movie Quotes compliments of Clnmama47 & Kindmasterful44. See you then!
Summer Olympics Trivia Bux were awarded to - Kindmasterful44 (10), Brock_high (2), Clnmama47 (2), Tuttifruitti1046 (2), Yetmore4u (1) and Peaches_mcghee32 (1). Way to go, gang!
JHF's New Members Recognition ...
Welcome to JHF! A special tourney will be hosted on Sunday, July 31 at 900pm for the folks who joined JHF in July. During the month of July, we have had 12 folks to join us (as of today) - Zipzap, Debrajean465, Melba_toast, No1eel, Rockinbowlers, GreenEyedAngel, ANinaVaughn, Dolphy2016, Lindygayle, Awesomebutnice1, Twolitelew_2 and Troop1242. We are glad you joined us!
JHF's TD of the Week ...
Congrats to DJ_Giggles on being JHF's TD of the Week for July 17-23! Giggles hosted 23 tourneys during the week. Way to go, DJ_Giggles!
JHF's Good Vs. Evil ...
Well, what can we say? The Good always rises to the top! Congrats to Weatherholt1954 on winning the battle for the Good Ones of JHF! Nice try, Sweett_Sassyblues_4u, who won for the Evil Ones. Way to go, Weatherholt1954!
JHF's TDs vs. Members ...
Our Members rock (as if we didn't know)! Congrats to SkyWalker on winning the TDs vs. Members special for the Members! Nice try, MachoMan, who won for the TDs. Great job, SkyWalker!
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 -
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
1 10-ounce can refrigerated biscuit dough
1 1-pound bulk pork sausage
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar chees, divided
1/2 cup milk
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups cold water, or more as needed
1 1.5-ounce package pork gravy mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Line the bottom of the prepared baking dish with biscuits. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Scatter sausage over biscuit layer and top with 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper together in a bowl and pour over cheese layer. Mix water and gravy mix together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until gravy is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes, adding more water for a thinner gravy. Pour gravy over egg layer. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese over casserole. Bake in the preheated oven until egg is fluffy and cheese is bubbling, about 30 minutes. 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 ...
In 2013, a man bought a house next to his ex-wife just to install a giant middle finger statue for her to see every day.
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 ...
Bingo Tourneys Daily - 800am, 1100am, 100pm, 500pm, 800pm, 1000pm and 1200am
Sunday, July 24 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Wave the Flag
Monday, July 25 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Name That Game
Tuesday, July 26 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, July 27 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm King & Queen
Thursday, July 28 - 700am Early Bird Special, 900pm Roast and 1000pm Thirsty Thursday
Friday, July 29 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Top Partner's
Saturday, July 30 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Tag Team
Sunday, July 31 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm New Members Recognition
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 ...
Melanie's Regular STD Tourney - Roofie32 with 20,000 bux
Harleymike's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Swtnurse2271 & Ramanron with 10,000 bux each
Texaslynn's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Rougie & Ramanron with 5,000 bux each
Jan's Regular STD Tourney - SkyWalker with 20,000 bux
Swtnurse's Regular STD Tourney - MachoMan with 20,000 bux
Bare's Backasswards Tourney - Kingcrowtheimp with 20,000 bux
Bare's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Sunrow2002 & Kingcrowtheimp with 10,000 bux each
Bare's Cheech & Chong's 2x2 Tourney - Two_hoots36 & SkyWalker with 10,000 bux each
Texaslynn's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Two_hoots36 & SkyWalker with 10,000 bux each
Meshell's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Melanie453022 & Tuttifruitti1046 with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Basketball 2x2 Tourney - Snow_w_dove & Ramanron with 10,000 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 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.
Robert Frost was an American poet who said, "If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.”
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
The Drunk - At a wine merchant's warehouse the regular taster died and the director started looking for a new one to hire. A drunk with a ragged dirty look came to apply for the position. The director wondered how to send him away. They gave him a glass to drink. The old drunk tried it and said, "It's a Muscat three years old, grown on a north slope, matured in steel containers. Low grade but acceptable." "That's correct", said the boss. "Another glass, please." "It's a Cabernet, eight years old, south-western slope, oak barrels, matured at eight degrees. Requires three more years for finest results." "Absolutely correct. A third glass." "It's a Pinot Blanc champagne, high grade and exclusive," calmly said the drunk. The director was astonished and winked at his secretary to suggest something. She left the room and came back in with a glass of urine. The drunk tried it. "It's a blonde, 26 years old, three months pregnant and if I don't get the job, I'll name the father."
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 ...
Four Candles - author unknown
As four candles were burning slowly, they started talking to each other. The first one said, “I am Peace! Due to constantly increasing breeze, I’m unable to show the way” and it went out. The second one said, “I am Faith! Most of all, I am no longer indispensable, so it doesn’t make any sense that I stay lit any longer.” When it finished talking, a breeze softly blew on it putting it out. Sadly, the third candle spoke in its turn, “I am Love! I haven’t got the strength to stay lit. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance.” And waiting no longer it goes out. Suddenly, a child entered into the room and saw three candles were not burning and asked, “Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit till the end.” The child begins to cry. Then the fourth candle said, “Don’t be afraid, while I am still burning we can re-light the other candles, I am Hope!” With shining eyes, the child took the candle of hope and lit the other candles.
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 ...
- Barenecessities as she deals with FSGS.
- Two_hoots36's sister who is dealing with major health issues.
- Dsch1_osh as he deals with family issues.
- Aussiee_mishchief as she deals with 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, July 24 - Cousin's Day (share some memories today)
Monday, July 25 - Culinarians Day (cook up a storm)
Tuesday, July 26 - All or Nothing Day (hope you have it all)
Wednesday, July 27 - Take Your Pants for a Walk Day (a walk will do them good)
Thursday, July 28 - National Milk Chocolate Day (a day we can all celebrate)
Friday, July 29 - National Lasagna Day (hope you have a big appetite)
Saturday, July 30 - National Cheesecake Day (along with your favorite topping)
Sunday, July 31 - Mutt's Day (even mutt's deserve their day)
From Our Members ...
Baptizing An Irishman - compliments of Geeveecee
An Irishman is stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeds into the water, subsequently bumping into the preacher. The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, whereupon, he asks the drunk, "Are you ready to find Jesus?" The drunk shouts, "Yes, I am." So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water. He pulls him back and asks, "Brother, have you found Jesus?" The drunk replies, "No, I haven't found Jesus!" The preacher, shocked at the answer, dunks him again but for a little longer. He again pulls him out of the water and asks, "Have you found Jesus, brother?" The drunk answers, "No, I haven't found Jesus!" By this time, the preacher is at his wits end and dunks the drunk again but this time holds him down for about 30 seconds and when the drunk begins kicking his arms and legs about, he pulls him up. The preacher again asks the drunk, "For the love of God, have you found Jesus?" The drunk staggers upright, wipes his eyes, coughs up a bit of water, catches his breath and says to the preacher, "Are you sure this is where he fell in?”
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
. Wishing Roofie32 a very Happy Birthday on Sunday, July 24!
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!
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