Wednesday, January 19, 2022

HappyUP!!! Day Jan 19/2022

 HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 8

Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - it was a LOOOONG bunker shot. It took some adjustments. It was a thing of beauty

HappyUP!!! - roofing
Why it happened - my roofer got the permits
Why it makes me happy - we start tomorrow...with NO RAIN in the forecast

HappyUP!!! - recovery
Why it happened - I took the time
Why it makes me happy - I work can screw up my golf game. I did the commiserate self-care to make sure yesterday's session didn't screw me up today

Sunday, October 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5617

 HappyUP!!! -BIG RAIN!

Why it happened -A Bomb Cyclone
Why it makes me happy -we need rain...and,  boy, did we get it! A record for 24 hours. It was awesome to be inside and just watch it rain to pour all day long! This will put a little dent in the drought

HappyUP!!! - The Raiders
Why it happened -they do that
Why it makes me happy -two straight wins since Gruden left. Perhaps that little issue is just the catalyst they need this year!

HappyUP!!! - finding a jacket
Why it happened -I did a deeper dive
Why it makes me happy -yeah, it's a little od but it is the perfect weight and texture for our climate. I thought I had lost it

Saturday, October 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5616

HappyUP!!! -entering Member/Member
Why it happened -my nephew has the week off
Why it makes me happy -looking forward to spending a day with my buddy

HappyUP!!! - Wild Horses
Why it happened -I saw a video
Why it makes me happy -enjoyed noodling around with this classic. It's not as hard as I thought (well, it's not hard to play it crappy like I do...LOL)

HappyUP!!! -getting Xmas going
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -I can't believe how far ahead I got today....and it's October. What will I do in December? Relax?

Friday, October 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5615

HappyUP!!! -7 iron recovery 15
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - there was NO WAY to get that anywhere but on the far left of the green. I put a little cut spin on it. Low and behold, it was perfect and ended up 2 feet from the pin

HappyUP!!! - getting to golf
Why it happened -the weather cleared
Why it makes me happy - I had written it off. It was raining all morning. The guys said, "let's do it." The weather report changed to "clear." Great to get out in the fresh, clean air

HappyUP!!! - partnering with the Doc
Why it happened -it worked out that way
Why it makes me happy -this is only the third time we were matched up all year. Just love playing with this guy

Thursday, October 21, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5614

 HappyUP!!! -Kohls Amazon Return

Why it happened -I researched
Why it makes me happy -how easy and smooth is this? Didn't even need a separate box!

HappyUP!!! - AAA
Why it happened -I needed DMV work
Why it makes me happy -in and out in 10 minutes. Try THAT at DMV...I don't think so!

HappyUP!!! - Rain
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -I had to do some driving in it.....and I LOVED it. We so need the rain. I'm really looking forward to the weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2021


Days Predicted:  25 -30
Days to Date:  41

The DAYS  (as reported by for Roseville, CA 95678)

1) 6/1...105 2) 6/2...101  3) 6/3...102  4) 6/17...109  5) 6/18...110  7) 6/19...107  8) 6/20...105  9) 6/26...103  10) 6/27...101 11) 6/28...102  12) 6/29...102  13) 7/8...105. 14) 7/9...111 15) 7/10...113 16) 7/11...110 17) 7/12...101  18) 7/17...100  19) 7/18...103.  20) 7/19....103.  21) 7/22....100  22) 7/23...104 23) 7/24...103 24) 7/25...103 25) 8/1...101 26) 8/3...103  27) 8/4...100. 28) 8/9...100   29) 8/10...103 
30) 8/11...106  31) 8/14...105.   32) 8/16...103   33) 8/28...101   34) 8/29...105  35) 8/30....104  36) 9/5....101  37) 9/6...104 38)  9/7...106   39). 9/8...107 40) 9/9...103  9/14...100

9/10 UPDATE -  WE DID IT!!! 40 days over 100 from June 1!!! Yesterday added a little surprise so I just had to congratulate all of us....IF we had anything to do with this unprecedented number of triple digit days!

9/9 Update - my usual methodology is to start keeping track of days over 100 as of June 1. I know, not the official start to summer. I then go to the official END date of summer (around 9/22, depending on the year).  We have a bit of a cooling spell coming in after we just receive 4 COOKING days in a row. While I am not rooting for one more day over 100, it appears we will fall one day short of 40 days.  Now, keep in mind, we had a few days over 100 back on the last 3 days of May. Those don't fall under my methodology. They are worthy to acknowledge though they don't "count" as I use May as a PREDICTIVE  month and not for statistical purposes. 

9/7 Update -  the smoke from the fires gave us a little time off from the high temps...till it didn't. This might be the hottest summer yet. I KNOW...summer starts June 22 or so and goes to Sept 22 or so. Me? As long as it is still hot, it's summer.  We'll add another 100+ for today when it's published.  We could get to 40 days (See y 7/24 update below).  

8/22 Update - August is likely to "flame out" as we have hit a "cool spell" due to the constant overcast of smoke.  Temperatures have dropped to below average temperatures. 

8/11 Update - August is definitely "stepping up."  With the forecast for the upcoming week, we are going to push it to 34 or so.  I was thinking it would be tough to get to 40. It may require tossing in a few September days!

8/3 Update -  August is disappointing me. No hundies in the 7 day forecast. While I LOVE THAT for living and existing, I think we really need 40 days to get people's attention to our water problem. The hotter it is, the more evaporation.  Having water involves rainfall (DUH)...but it also involves evaporation of what we have.  Let your lawns die here in Cali, people. Grass is weed.

7/24 update to the below - it's not even the end of July....and I say, "let it burn! Let's get some attention. Let's make people get thirsty re: how serious this is."  I think we can hit 40 days over 100!

If you typed an average high for Roseville, CA into Google, it would tell you 94 for July. I always wondered , "how far are they averaging back?", I started keeping my own stats.  The last 3 years? It averaged 96....and those were HOT years.  This July so far?....100

6/1/2021......Here we go again! - back for another year of "spot on" predictions about the weather for my community regarding the heat of the summer. Climate change can no longer be ignored and this year will have adjustments made for it. 

This year - with a scorching end of May, including the key Memorial Day weekend that saw blistering temps, we have to "bump it up" this year.  Usually, we would make a call for "over 20 days" of 100 or above. It's time to refine it this year.

As much as I HATE to say this - it is going to be a brutal summer......25-30 days at 100 plus.

Quite frankly? - it wouldn't surprise me to see us test 40 days this year. We did 36 last year and it's already been hotter going into this summer

2020 Ol Nutter Almanac    17 to 22 days predicted - 36 actual
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 Actual
2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5589

 HappyUP!!! -some lifting

Why it happened -time to upgrade
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I will probably be a touch sore tomorrow but it felt pretty good

HappyUP!!! -haircut
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -it had been awhile.....sorely needed!!!

HappyUP!!! -hitting some balls
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy -with my training as of late, it appears I shall need to do some range time. OK! Today was a start

HappyUP!!! - a little birthday surprise
Why it happened -it was my birthday
Why it makes me happy -I'll just leave this at that

Monday, August 23, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5588

 HappyUP!!! - Gooseport

Why it happened -set up an appointment
Why it makes me happy -food and company were both great. Enjoyable evening outside

HappyUP!!! - smashburger protein style
Why it happened -I had some Kobe beef
Why it makes me happy -hadn't had this in awhile....absolutely delicious...especially with the Wasabi paste

HappyUP!!! - neighbor visit
Why it happened - it was overdue
Why it makes me happy -it was great getting all caught up with this person. Been too long

Sunday, August 22, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5587

 HappyUP!!! - 7 iron into 18

Why it happened -some extension going back
Why it makes me happy -after some VERY dodgy iron play, it was awesome to catch one on the final hole. The thing had height. It was actually hit like a golf shot

HappyUP!!! - sushi
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -just decided to make a quick stop on the way home. Hey, it's my birthday week. I deserve a treat!

HappyUP!!! - little tasks done in the morning
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy -you know. Those little things that lay around that you SHOULD do? I usually don't. Yet, with a bit of time this morning? I did

Saturday, August 21, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5586

 HappyUP!!! -Seaweed salad

Why it happened -my grocer had some
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE seaweed salad. I hadn't had it forever. It turns out there might even be some health benefits

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron into 14
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -my irons have been OFF!!! WAY OFFF! Not this one. I even knocked the 5 footer in for birdie!

HappyUP!!! - coastal weather and my windbreaker
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -it's August...but it was COLD! Weird!!! Thank goodness for that windbreaker that was in my bag. It had NO business being there in August

Friday, August 20, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5585

 HappyUP!!! - kitchen clean

Why it happened -I got off my butt
Why it makes me happy -kinda let some accumulation happen. Glad I spent the morning tidying up. It was very pleasing to come home to after golf

HappyUP!!! - walking 18
Why it happened -it was cooler today
Why it makes me happy -I love to walk. Been riding a lot due to heat. The smoke high above kept the heat down

HappyUP!!! - coming back with the nephew
Why it happened -we played better on the back
Why it makes me happy - it was ALMOST a win! A couple of putts by either of us and we HAD it. Yet, we turned a disaster into a near push

Thursday, August 19, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5584

 HappyUP!!! -getting instruction

Why it happened -I NEEDED IT
Why it makes me happy -OK, a follow up to two weeks ago. NOTHING had "stuck" yet. Rather than ingrain bad habits, it was time for some review. Solid work done

HappyUP!!! - "Did you look?"
Why it happened - thoughtfulness
Why it makes me happy - I am thrilled with our new President's initiative!

HappyUP!!! - HIO Nutrition
Why it happened -it was recommended
Why it makes me happy -I am learning a few things. I have already installed the water piece. There were some other great learnings!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5583

HappyUP!!! - The eye roll
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I love something subtle that cracks me up. I'm not sure the one member even knew she had done it. It was deserved!

HappyUP!!! -appointment reschedule
Why it happened -my man had a morning commitment for tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -THIS is going to work out PERFECTLY!!!

HappyUP!!! -my buddy's 50th
Why it happened -it happens
Why it makes me happy -glad I got to play some golf with him on this MOMENTOUS occasion. A lot of fun!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5576

 HappyUP!!! -birdie on 14

Why it happened -a nice wedge
Why it makes me happy -it was a STRUGGLE TODAY! This came in right when we needed it.  It led to the birdie on 15 which involved NO GD SHOTS!

HappyUP!!! -turning the match around
Why it happened -(see birdies above)
Why it makes me happy -we were getting our fanny's handed to us through 9 holes. Usually, you are playing the back 9 at that point as damage control. Me and the Captain walked out of there with $$$

HappyUP!!! - runing Table Topics
Why it happened -Feck Perfuction
Why it makes me happy -glad to get two days out of the same TT's and they be so well recieved!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5575

 HappyUP!!! - Feck Perfuction

Why it happened -I found it laying around
Why it makes me happy -This is a great little book. I read it a long time ago. It provided for fabulous Table Topics

HappyUP!!! - Great Meeting
Why it happened - all good...some stand out
Why it makes me happy - 3 speeches, 3 evaluations, and 5 Table Topics. All done in an hour and 10 minutes. THAT is productive and EVERYONE was solid today

HappyUP!!! -chat with our VP Membership
Why it happened - she wants to step up
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE some initiative

Monday, August 09, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5574

HappyUP!!! - scorecard with Adam
Why it happened -I am a jokester
Why it makes me happy -we both got a BIG laugh

HappyUP!!! - Time for a fill up
Why it happened - I ran early
Why it makes me happy - glad to slide this in BEFORE my appointment...cuz I didn't have time afterward

HappyUP!!! - chat with PK
Why it happened -we both had a question
Why it makes me happy -it was just really great to get caught up


Sunday, April 18, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5485

 HappyUP!!! - the Roakster joined

Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -it was great to have a full group today! We could have played short but who wants to

HappyUP!!! - nephew start
Why it happened -he had it going on
Why it makes me happy -there is a term, "early to ripe, early to rot," in golf. Unfortunately, it rang true today. Yet, for awhile, my nephew had it going on!

HappyUP!!! - fabulous weather
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -this was one of those that just felt GREAT to be alive all day! 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

HappyUP!!! 5484

 HappyUP!!! -weedeater fix

Why it happened -I did some grinding
Why it makes me happy -I NEEDED to get this done so I could tend to issues."arisen." The fix was easier than I thought

HappyUP!!! -great ball striking
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I controlled the ball well today. Pulled off some very specific shots as well as some great pitches and putts.

HappyUP!!! - partner play
Why it happened -JG had it going on
Why it makes me happy - what a round to watch! He even bogeyed the last hole (which actually was a good thing)

Friday, April 16, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5483

 HappyUP!!! -calling off golf

Why it happened -weird feeling
Why it makes me happy - it made me happy to NOT BE unhappy

HappyUP!!! -equilibrium recovery
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - I have a condition that is hard to describe. It can flare up at any time. It was on display this morning.  Was glad that it resolved

HappyUP!!! - late night walk
Why it happened -I needed to move
Why it makes me happy -I was sooooooo happy to get up and around tonight...and proud of myself to do it

Thursday, April 15, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5482

HappyUP!!! -Smash Burger
Why it happened -Im a griddler
Why it makes me happy - these babies are SOOO DANG good....IF you get the sear on right! And I got the sear on right today. It takes a little patience

HappyUP!!! - referral from a friend
Why it happened - I am known
Why it makes me happy -it is the most fantastic thing to be looked an as a trusted expert

HappyUP!!! - tending to Covid friend
Why it happened -people get a reaction to that 2nd shot
Why it makes me happy -it was great to be able to minister to my buddy in distress. It is part of my purpose. 


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

HappyUP!!! Day 5481

 HappyUP!!! -ASICS came in

Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -what a GREAT pair of shoes! Cant wait to get them out to the course. Sooo comfy

HappyUP!!! - delivery of driver/3 wood
Why it happened -my assistant pro is thoughtful
Why it makes me happy - he KNEW that I would want them. On the 15th hole, here he comes with them all set up. How cool is that?

HappyUP!!! - time with 3 high school buddies
Why it happened -we have a fire pit
Why it makes me happy -it was great getting caught up on people's lives in such a relaxed situation.