Just Havin Fun Newsletter
December 4, 2016
From Mike ...
131 Active Members. 100+ different euchre games. What's the chance that our TDs are going to please everyone with their game choices? Slim to none. Some members
like games that make you think, some like games of luck and some just like regular euchre. So we know we will never please everyone. And really there are no surprises
cause all the TDs post the game rules on their tourney pages. And we all know that everyone reads the rules before clicking that they have read the rules before
registering. (Yeah, right!) If it's a game you really don't like, then wait on the next tourney. But if you can't wait, then please don't grumble about the game and make
comments in the lobby or at the tables. Hey! Here's a thought. If you don't like some of the games our TDs host, how about putting in a TD application? That way you
can host games you like. Sounds like a win-win to me!
Have a great week and good luck at the tables!
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 December is Zaan2319. To learn more about Zaan2319, just click on the Member in the Spotlight link on our main page.
JHF's Pro Football Pick'Em ...
The game is on! After Week 12, Earnhardt83ts1 has taken over first place with 111 points. Jan32j is a close second with 110 and SkyWalker is third with
108. But it's still too early to predict a winner because there's lots of football left to be played. Good luck to those competing this week!
JHF's 12 Days of Christmas ...
On December 1, we began JHF's 12 Days of Christmas. On each hour tourney hosted from 12/1 to 12/25 an item from the 12 Days of Christmas will be up
for grabs. The winner of the tourney will receive the item for that tourney. The goal is to collect all 12 items by December 25. The item can be which ever one the
hosting TD wants to pick. This is only for tourneys on the hour. No quickies! The member that collects all 12 items will receive bux we have collected from the TDs and
premimum members. If more than one member collects all 12 items, the bux will be split. A special page will be made to keep track of the 12 days so members can see
how they are doing. If you are a premium member and would like to gift bux for this special, please let Harleymike or Sweett_sassyblues_4u know as soon as
possible. We would love to have your help!
As of today, Giggles1 & Ramanron have collected the most items with 5 each. Good luck to all this week!
A JHF Welcome ...
Just Havin Fun welcomes Missurdone9, Agreeneyedblondeisback, FrostedSanta1 and Zigster to the league. May your time with us be filled with fun times and good cards!
JHF's Members of the Month ...
Congrats to Giggles1 & Ramanron on being JHF's Members of the Month for November! During the month of November, Giggles1 & Ramanron won 21
tourneys each. A special tourney will be hosted in Giggles1 & Ramanron's honor on Friday, December 16 at 900pm. Way to go, Giggles1 & Ramanron, keep winning!
JHF's Player of the Week ...
Congrats to Ramanron on being JHF's Player of the Week for November 27 - December 3! Ramanron collected 107 points for his tourney
play. Way to go, Ramanron!
JHF's Battle of the Sexes ...
War has been declared! The Battle of the Sexes will be hosted on Sunday, December 4 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 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, December 5 at 900pm. And the game, compliments of Twinkling_star_59 & Txmeshell is
Full House. Grab a partner and join us Monday night!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Amazing_mom_61 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, December 6 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 TOC ...
Are you JHF's champion? We will soon see! JHF will host its Tourney of Champions for November on Wednesday, December 7 at 900pm.
If you won at least one tourney in November, you are eligible to compete. Emails will be sent to those who qualify. Those who qualify for
the TOC will just need to Check-In. Best of luck to all!
JHF's Roast ...
Another JHF'er has been greased and roasted! Congrats to Ramanron on winning Clnmama47's roast! In addition to
winning the tourney, Ramanron got to rename Clnmama47 for the week. Clnmama47's new name is Dimply_Ditzo. For
being roasted, Clnmama47 got to pick who would be roasted next and Whosurdaddy1860 is being prepped for the firepit.
Way to go, Ramanron! Thanks for being good sports, Clnmama47 & Whosurdaddy1860!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, December 8 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename Whosurdaddy1860for 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 TD of the Month ...
Congrats to Giggles1 on being JHF's TD of the Month for November! During the month of November, Giggles hosted 81 tourneys.
A special tourney will be hosted in Giggles1's honor on Friday, December 9 at 900pm. Way to go, Giggles, keep hosting!
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, December 17 at 900pm for another round! Extra bux will be up for
grabs for those giving the top answers. Don't miss out!
JHF & Battle of the Leagues ...
Good luck to our JHF teams as they compete in the Battle of the Leagues on Saturday, December 10! Kick ass and take names!
Trivia & Cards with JHF ...
It's time for trivia! Sweett & Mike will host Trivia & Cards on Friday, December 23 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 December 23 is 70's TV Shows compliments
of Two_hoots36 & SkyWalker. See you then!
JHF's USA Vs. World ...
Lines have been drawn in the sand so let the war begin! The war between the USA and World will be hosted on Sunday, December 11 at
900pm. There will be two tourneys on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for the USA (for those living in the states) and the
other will be for the World (for those living in other areas). Have fun & good luck!
JHF's TD of the Week ...
Congrats to Giggles1 on being JHF's TD of the Week for November 27 - December 3! Giggles1 hosted 31 tourneys during the week. Way to go,
JHF's Wave The Flag ...
A new flag is waving on our main page! Congrats to Ramanron on winning Wave the Flag! In addition to winning the tourney, Ramanron got to pick a flag
to wave on our main page. Ramanron picked the state flag of Ohio. Way to go, Ramanron and the Buckeyes of Ohio!
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 -
- Loaded Crack Potatoes -
1 32-ounce package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 16-ounce container sour cream
8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1 1-ounce package Ranch dressing mix
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided, or more to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13X9-inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter.
Combine hash browns, sour cream, bacon, ranch mix and one cup of Cheddar cheese in a large bowl; stir until well mixed. Spread into baking pan; cover with aluminum foil.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese evenly across potatoes. Bake until cheese is bubble and lightly browned
around the edges, about 15 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 ...
The most popular Christmas dinner tradition in Japan is to eat fried chicken from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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, December 4 - 900pm Battle of the Sexes
Monday, December 5 - 900pm Name That Game
Tuesday, December 6 - 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, Deember 7 - 900pm Tourney of Champions
Thursday, December 8 - 900pm Roast
Friday, December 9 - 900pm TD Recogntion for Giggles1
Saturday, December 10 - 900pm Battle of the Leagues
Sunday, December 11 - 900pm USA vs. World
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 ...
Swtnurse's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Amazing_mom_61 & KiwiLinda with 10,000 bux each
Jan's Diggin Hearts 2x2 Tourney - Weatherholt1954 & Butchmhy1955 with 5,000 bux each
Harleymike's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Twinkling_star_59 & Txmeshell with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Face Card Tourney - KiwiLinda with 10,000 bux
Meshell's Hint Hint Tourney - Texas_lynn with 20,000 bux
Harleymike's Regular STD Tourney - KiwiLinda with 10,000 bux
Texaslynn's Dealing Team Calls Tourney - Amazing_mom_61 with 10,000 bux
Jan's Diggin Hearts 2x2 Tourney - Weatherholt1954 & Littlehawk2 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 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.
JHF's Daily Trivia ...
Congrats to Earnhardt83ts on finishing in first place in JHF's Daily Trivia with 112 points for November! Texas_lynn was second with 102 and Summerrose3333
was third with 81 points. Way to go, Earnhardt83ts!
Don't you wanna join us? Just click on the Daily Trivia link on our main page. We are always looking for competition!
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.
Thomas Monson is an American religious leader, author and the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who says,
"Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is
discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values."
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
Misplaced Christmas Service - A pastor I know of uses a standard liturgy for funerals. To personalize each service, he enters a “find and replace" command into his
word processor. The computer then finds the name of the deceased from the previous funeral and replaces it with the name of the deceased for the upcoming one.
Not long ago, the pastor told the computer to find the name “Mary" and replace it with “Edna." The next morning, the funeral was going smoothly until the congregation
intoned the Apostles’ Creed. “Jesus Christ," they read from the printed program, “born of the Virgin Edna."
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 ...
The Gold Wrapping Paper - author unknown
Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished
his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.
As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had
put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!"
As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.
But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. "Don't you know, young lady," he said harshly, "when you give someone a present,
there's supposed to be something inside the package!"
The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered, "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full."
The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he
was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses.. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
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 ...
- Aussiee_mischief as she recently suffered a mild heart attack.
- Grl_cndn as she recently suffered a stroke.
- An anonymous JHF'er who is having health issues.
- An anonymous JHF'er who is having health issues.
- Jillyyyz's son as he recovers from back surgery.
- 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, December 4 - Wear Brown Shoes Day (and brown socks, too)
Monday, December 5 - Bathtub Party Day (don't forget the bubbles)
Tuesday, December 6 - Put on Your Own Shoes Day (put your stinky toes into your own shoes)
Wednesday, December 7 - National Cotton Candy Day (a good day for a sugar rush)
Thursday, December 8 - National Brownie Day (don't forget the milk)
Friday, December 9 - National Pastry Day (eat your fill today)
Saturday, December 10 - Human Rights Day (get involved)
Sunday, December 11 - National Noodle Ring Day (sauce is optional)
From Our Members ...
Kissing Under The Mistletoe - compliments of Sweett_sassyblues_4u
Jennifer was a pretty 18 year old girl. In the week before Christmas she sauntered up to the curtain counter and was trying to decide which of the many types of
tinsel she would buy. Finally, she made her choice and asked the spotty youth who was manning the fabric section, "How much is this gold tinsel garland?"
The spotty youth pointed to the Christmas mistletoe above the counter and said, "This week we have a special offer, just one kiss per meter."
"Wow, that’s great," said Jennifer, "I’ll take 12 meters." With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the boy measured out the tinsel, wrapped up
the garland and gave it to Jennifer. She then called to an old man who had been browsing through the Christmas trees and said, "My grandpa will settle the bill."
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
Wishing Brock_high a very Happy Birthday on Wednesday, December 7!
Wishing Jillyyyz a very Happy Birthday on Saturday, December 10!
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!
A JHF Thanks ...
Thanks to Sweett_sassyblues_4u for our new main page! It's great! It sure puts you in the mood for winter.
We appreciate all you do behind the scenes to keep us looking good!
Incentive from Case's ...
Here's a good reason to upgrade your membership!
Only 21 more days till Christmas!