Just Havin Fun Newsletter
May 1, 2016
From Mike ...
This is just a friendly reminder about boos and skipping. Our rules state - "If a boo is made, the person to the left of the person making the boo has the option of 1 or 2 skips. No skips are to be made without the hosting TD saying to do so." Please note that the rule says, no skips are to be made without the TD saying to do so. Quite often boos are made without the TD knowing a boo has happened. If a boo happens, please let the hosting TD know - shout for them in the SHG chat or message them on SHG. Do not skip until the TD tells you to do so. It doesn't matter who is playing at the time (Admin, TD or Members). The hosting TD is responsible for his/her tourney.
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 Warrior_Hal and Gremlin to the league. May your time with us be filled with fun times and good cards!
JHF's Member of the Month ...
Congrats to Melanie453022 on being JHF's Member of the Month for April! During the month of April, Melanie won 20 tourneys. A special tourney will be hosted in Melanie's honor on Friday, April 20 at 900pm. Way to go, Melanie453022, keep winning!
JHF's Player of the Week ...
Congrats to Southern_Pride on being JHF's Player of the Week for April 24-30! Southern_Pride collected 79 points for his tourney play. Way to go, Southern_Pride!
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 - Just Havin Fun Survivor. 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 Jackal is hosted. The winner's team will get the letter J covered) Play will continue until a team covers all their letters. Stay tuned for our start date as we hope to start soon!
JHF's Battle of the Sexes ...
War has been declared! The Battle of the Sexes will be hosted on Sunday, May 1 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 Bounty on the Staff ...
Get your boots on! It's time to track down the Staff of JHF! Bounty on our staff will be up for grabs on Monday, May 2 at 800pm. The members who take staff members out of the tourney (being paired against them) will collect an extra 500 bux and the overall tourney winner will pocket 20,000 bux. We hear the staff are working on a new plan of escape! Guess the Members will have some work to do!
JHF's Mellow Monday ...
Mellow Monday is a 2x2 themed tourney which will be hosted on Monday, May 2 at 900pm. Each week's tourney will have a theme and those participating should make a team name related to the theme to compete in the tourney. Also the winning team each week will pick the theme for the next week. This week's theme, compliments of DJ_Giggles & Tuttifruitti1046 is Soccer. Sounds like a lot of fun so grab yourself a partner and make your team today!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Shagga19692000 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, May 3 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 April on Wednesday, May 4 at 900pm. If you won at least one tourney in April, 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 Jscdeuces on winning Garfiesmama's roast! In addition to winning the tourney, Jscdeuces got to rename Garfiesmama for the week. Garfiesmama's new name is Rons_Pizza_Girl. For being roasted, Garfiesmama was to pick who would be roasted next but since she was missing in action, Jscdeuces got the honors and DJ_Giggles is being prepped for the firepit. Way to go, Jscdeuces! Thanks for being good sports, Garfiemama & DJ_Giggles!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, May 5 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename DJ_Giggles 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 Saturday, May 7 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 May 7 is Reptiles compliments of Clnmama47 & Gismo0060. See you then!
JHF's Mother's Day Special ...
It's time to recognize the gals of JHF! On Sunday, May 8 a special tourney will be on the calendar for all the gals at 900pm to celebrate Mother's Day. This is a gals only tourney (sorry guys, you'll get your special tourney next month). So join us on Sunday night for our Mother's Day special!
JHF's TD of the Month ...
Congrats to DJ_Giggles on being JHF's TD of the Month for April! During the month of April, Giggles hosted 55 tourneys. A special tourney will be hosted in Giggles' honor on Friday, May 13 at 900pm. Way to go, DJ_Giggles, keep hosting!
JHF's TD of the Week ...
Congrats to DJ_Giggles on being JHF's TD of the Week for April 24-30! Giggles hosted 21 tourneys during the week. Way to go, DJ_Giggles!
JHF's Wave The Flag ...
A new flag is waving on our main page! Congrats to Paula821h on winning Wave the Flag! In addition to winning the tourney, Paula got to pick a flag to wave. Paula picked the flag of the NHL team Chicago Blackhawks. Way to go, Paula & the Blackhawks!
JHF's King & Queen ...
New rulers of JHF have been crowned! Congrats to DJ_Giggles & Southern_Pride on winning the titles of King & Queen on JHF! Wear the crowns proudly!
JHF's Top Partners ...
What teamwork! Congrats to Maggieami & Clnmama47 on winning Top Partners! Great euchre playing!
JHF's Tag Team ...
Boom! Pop! Bam! Congrats to DJ_Giggles, Mommom_8 & Ice_cream_scoop on winning Tag Team! Sure glad spandex is not required! Way to go, gang!
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 - Coke Cake-Cracker Barrel Style
- For the Cake -
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1 cup cola, beverage
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
- For the First Frosting -
7 ounces marshmallow cream
- For the Second Frosting -
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
9 tablespoons cola, this should be the remaining cola left in a 12-ounce can
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups confectioners' sugar
- For the Cake -
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 glass pan with nonstick spray. Combine flour, granulated sugar and baking soda in mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, 5 tablespoons cocoa and 1 cup cola beverage to boiling. (whisk together as it melts). Pour over the flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into prepared 9x13 pan. Bake for 40 minutes. During last 10 minutes of baking prepare frosting.
- Prepare Second Frosting:. Place 5 cups confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and 9 tablespoons cola beverage. Whisk together. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over 4 cups confectioners' sugar. Mix well with a whisk.
- Finishing the Cake -
Remove cake from oven. Immediately frost with marshmallow cream. Go slow. This will prevent tearing the cake. As the fluff warms a bit it will spread easily. Slowly pour warm coco-cola frosting over marshmallow fluff. It's best to let this cake cool for about an hour before cutting into it. 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 ...
According to news reports, a feral pig in Australia drank 18 cans of beer, brawled with a cow and then passed out under a tree.
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, May 1 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Battle of the Sexes
Monday, May 2 - 700am Early Bird Special, 800pm Bounty on the Staff and 900pm Mellow Monday
Tuesday, May 3 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, May 4 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Tourney of Champions
Thursday, May 5 - 700am Early Bird Special, 900pm Roast and 1000pm Thirsty Thursday
Friday, May 6 - 700am Early Bird Special
Saturday, May 7 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Trivia & Cards
Sunday, May 8 - 700am Early Bird Special and 900pm Mother's Day Special
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 Daily Trivia ...
We have a tie! Earnhardt83ts & TexasLynn have tied for first place in JHF's Daily Trivia with 98 points each for April! Way to go, gals!
Don't you wanna join us? Just click on the Daily Trivia link on our main page. We are always looking for competition!
JHF's Big Bux Winners for the Week ...
Giggles' Regular STD Tourney - Markitonice6 with 5,000 bux
Harleymike's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - DJ_Giggles & Tuttifruitti1046 with 10,000 bux each
Melanie's Black Only STD Tourney - Brock_high with 10,000 bux
Melanie's Dealers Call Tourney - Oskeeweewaa with 10,000 bux
Melanie's Dealers Call Tourney - xWickedsDivax with 10,000 bux
Bare's Down & Dirty Tourney - Jan32j with 20,000 bux
TexasLynn's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Maggieami & Clnmama47 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.
J.K. Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer who says, "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
Used Car - It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car. He stopped and asked them if they were stealing the car. They said "Heavens no, we bought it." He said, "Then why don't you drive it away". Each of the women said "We can't drive". The officer momentarily shook his head and then asked "Then why did you buy it?" They answered, "We were told if we bought a car here, we'd get screwed, so we are just waiting."
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 Train - At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant (our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life). However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves. The mystery to everyone is - We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
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 ...
- The family and friends of DJ_Rebel_Ryder.
- Bgene as he deals with health issues.
- Ramanron as he heals from a recent surgery and being hospitalized.
- 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 1 - Mother Goose Day (a good day for stories and rhymes)
Tuesday, May 3 - Lumpy Rug Day (if it's lumpy, you'll know it)
Wednesday, May 4 - Star Wars Day (may the force be with you)
Thursday, May 5 - Oyster Day (on the half shell and don't forget the hot sauce)
Friday, May 6 - International No Diet Day (a super size day)
Saturday, May 7 - National Tourism Day (make your plans today)
Sunday, May 8 - No Socks Day (but please wash your feet)
From Our Members ...
The Capture - compliments of Sweett_sassyblues_4u
There were two cannibals who captured a man. They decided it would be fair if they started eating from opposite ends. After a few minutes, the one who started at the head asked the other one, "How's it going down there?" And the other one replies, "I'm having a ball!"
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!
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