Wednesday, January 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4559

HappyUP!!! - editing and split/screen capability
Why it happened - I went to Apple
Why it makes me happy -YES!!! For what I want to do, I can do it without expensive software....and it looks pretty simple to do. This is AWESOME!!!

HappyUP!!! - Chatting and hooking up
Why it happened - I have friends
Why it makes me happy - been having some high quality conversations lately. As a result, the Power of the Universe came visiting today.  I talked with one friend last night who has a pretty big need coming up.  I had another conversation with a different friend today. Everything was totally unrelated to the conversation with the other person the night before.  On a total fluke, I learned that today’s friend happened to be getting rid of the VERY SOLUTION that the friend of mine from the night before needs! I wish I could tell you how random and disparate these two conversations were from each other. SYNCHRONITY - it’s not just a woo woo thing! ....never has been

HappyUP!!! - the scale
Why it happened - I step on it daily
Why it makes me happy - wasn’t worried about it. I was my usual non-plussed self. Yes, I am losing weight it is due to something I am doing. “Losing Weight” is a welcome side effect. As I stepped up to do my daily morning statistics, I was shocked! It appears I may have cracked a significant plateau. I didn’t think that was going to happen so soon after a more recent breech in a previous plateau.  Hmmm....just for kicks....I wonder what would happen if I actually applied some mental technologies and decided to actually embrace a weight loss process.  On second thought, nah. Why insert myself in there and get in the way.  My body seems to be handling things plenty well without my interference.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4558

HappyUP!!! - hitching a ride
Why it happened -I had to take my car in
Why it makes me happy -great ride with my buddy, Rog. Fantastic conversation. It inspired me to put together some video tips for him...which then inspired me to think about another little fun project/learning I could do.

HappyUP!!! -new quilt
Why it happened - I was at the mall
Why it makes me happy -not sure I have ever bought one of these by itself! I KNOW I wasn’t at the least expensive store for that kind of thing. YET, I saw a quilt that was in a color that could work. BAM! Take it! No wasting brain cells over “the perfect bed covering.”  It was 20% off! Oh....wait...there’s more.  The one that was on display? It was the last one that they had...another 20% off.....BOOM!!! I love that quilt even more now. Why? Because it has a STORY it now!

HappyUP!!! -LoveSac
Why it happened -I was at the mall
Why it makes me happy - been thinking about an accent piece from this place. I just haven’t been sure about it.  It’s a bit of coin and, quite frankly, it just may not fit in my new scheme. I dropped in today. I found out what their return policy and procedure was....are you kidding me? Really? It’s that easy? I have that long to figure it out? What else? You are putting things back on sale THIS weekend? Can you make it any easier for me? (No, you can’t).  DONE! I will call you this weekend!


Monday, January 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4557

HappyUP!!! -Kings Game
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy - great seats with a buddy of mine. More importantly, a Kings victory over a tough opponent! The crowd goes home happy!

HappyUP!!! - On Line courses/lectures
Why it happened - I was driving
Why it makes me happy - I don’t do a lot of windshield time anymore. A perfect opportunity to sneak in a couple of opportunities to learn. I received some great insights into the topics of personal best and to the art/science /psychology around smiling. Interesting stuff

HappyUP!!! - Pizza
Why it happened - I was at the Kings game
Why it makes me happy - my first slice of the year! It was a BIG slice! The pizza was from Sellands and, though pepperoni, the crust had a lightness to it. I didn’t get that “gut bomb bloat” you can get from even a thin crust pie.  I LOVE pizza SOOOOO’s why I don’t have it very often!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4556

HappyUP!!! - Boulder Ridge Park
Why it happened - a friend called me
Why it makes me happy - I had never been here...and it’s only 15 minutes or so away. What a hidden little gem in Rocklin. I’m not a trail runner but, if you didn’t want to drive far away, you could create a workout in this spot. Just an awesome little sanctuary in the midst of the city

HappyUP!!! - friend time
Why it happened -we went to the park
Why it makes me happy - great visiting today.  I love a nice walk n talk. There is something about conversing while moving that is superior sometimes to sitting across a table or even across the couch. It’s always been one of my favorite things to do

HappyUP!!! - band
Why it happened -I made a commitment
Why it makes me happy -OK...I could be the weak link. I accept that. However, it just means I am going to need to work at it harder and/or smarter. I have a valuable contribution to make and already have

Saturday, January 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4555

HappyUP!!! - guitar time
Why it happened - I MADE it happen
Why it makes me happy - I think I found a few licks that may work. It takes some time. I will get them a bit more dialed in tomorrow morning.  Time to create a system to capture them

HappyUP!!! - some solid play
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - that birdie with the cut hybrid into the back pin on 9 really got things started. It could have been the best shot I have hit this year....and I have already hit some dandy’s.
Picked up another birdie on 17. Woulda/coulda/shoulda had 2 more birdies today but sometimes the putts just don’t fall.  Really nice little round in the muck

HappyUP!!! - big win
Why it happened - see my partner played well
Why it makes me happy - hey, if you are going to play, you might as well win. Winning truly isn’t everything. Given my druthers, I will take the W all day long however

HappyUP!!! - shirt sleeves
Why it happened - Nor Cal
Why it makes me happy- saw the KC football game where it was snowy and cold....I had to get rid of layers today. I got it all the way down to a polo shirt. PERFECT for a Jan 12!

JollyJottings. Hybrid into 9....birdie 17...wedge into 14...sandy 18...solid play....shirt sleeves by end of round....guitar time and finding some licks/playing with tone ...brekko....nice win...

Friday, January 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4554

HappyUP!!! - long shots
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - there are all kind of joys when you play golf. One of them is when you are WAY out there from the green. You are hoping to knock it on. The odds are against you. I put the short hybrid, the long hybrid, and a 3 wood on the putting surfaces today.  THAT is tremendous. Especially that short hybrid....I engineered that one. I must have put 40 yards of draw around that tree.  

HappyUP!!! - order confirmations 
Why it happened - I actually did get some things ordered
Why it makes me happy - there was some confusion on the confirmations. All squared away today. I’ve got some much needed stuff on the way.

HappyUP!!! - a win
Why it happened - my partner and opponent
Why it makes me happy - my partner played great (AGAIN!). Unfortunately, a usually steady opponent had some issues today (it happens). Still undefeated in 2019!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4553

HappyUP!!!  - a card and gift in the mail
Why it happened - I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - OK...first thing I did was crack up...before I even saw the cards. The postman knocked on my door. ‘You have $1.50 postage due!” I don’t think I have ever received a “postage due” envelope. I saw who it was from and had no issue coughing up the buck and a half. Then...the card...hysterical....and, while I do have some pretty developed empathic skills, some people really do need a nice (or perhaps a bit elevated from nice) whack to the side of the head! The simple gift is going to come in handy as well.

Why it happened - morning Pages
Why it makes me happy - ok...I HEAR you. ‘It doesn’t take much. We are only 10 days in.” Sheesh, you guys can be brutal! Give me some credit. Do you think that hasn’t already crossed my mind?....BEFORE I made such a bold claim. It’s not like I’m operating from the back seat hear! This was huge stuff. I am talking ROCKET FUEL! .....ROCKET FUEL!!!

(Wow!...did he just put “rocket fuel” in red? This might be a big deal!)

HappyUP!!!  - haircut  
Why it happened - I was WAAAAAY overdue
Why it makes me happy - it’s like I am a new man! Well, I actually am. I think I had become a Neanderthal!!! The holidays kind of got in the way AND it could be my hair grows slower in the winter. I dunno. It didn’t seem like as long a time as it had turned out.

....Crossroads AWESOME new little lick to work on
..a DEAL on a new wedge? Because the pro was overstocked? Are you kidding me? How lucky is it
that I picked today at the time the head pro was in the shop to inquire? My lucky star is enfuego!!!
...great practice session- I don’t have much time but I think I will take it to the course tomorrow and slog it around a bit

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4552

HappyUP!!! - new cat food dishes
Why it happened -I’m soooo fun
Why it makes me happy -ok...the fact I was in Crate & Barrell in itself should have you all laughing! (And the Man Police issuing an APB out for me). The fact I bought a splash mat and cat dishes should have you in hysterics. The fact that they look so darn cute. Sparks JOY for me!

HappyUP!!!  -speaking of “APB’S’
Why it happened - scammers
Why it makes me happy - it looks like I may be in big trouble:

As we have received suspicious trails of information in your name the moment you receive this message I need you to get back to me on my department division number that is 240-335-2933 I repeat 240-335-2933 verify the last four digits of your Social Security number when you call to better assist you with this issue now if I don't hear a call from you we will have to issue an arrest warrant under your name and get you arrested so get back to me as soon as possible thank you…”
.                                                          .....what the heck am I going to do? Well...I know ONE THING I am NOT going to do! Hey, I just got an idea. Can I borrow the last four digits of YOUR Social Security number ?

HappyUP!!!  - Apple Classes
Why it happened - I’m diving in with ALL FEET
Why it makes me happy - learned a BUNCH today

Jolly Jottings  pictures with grid....portrait mode on iPad...making buttons....Procreate app...the Orville...jamming along...warrant for my arrest? Lol....h/c appointment made...a little short game work

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4551

HappyUP!!!  - Toastmasters
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - I MISSED my tribe over the holidays. 2 great speeches, two guests, and the technology was up and running.  Fantastic day

HappyUP!!!  - dusk practice
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - I have a golf goal this year...and I went out and did some late night practice. The weather wasn’t perfect....but it was very still...and quiet.  A TREMENDOUSLY effective and efficient session that took less than an hour

HappyUP!!!  - good ax grinding
Why it happened - gig coming up
Why it makes me happy - no weak link here. I already have a lot to add “as is” but I want to be more than that....not just for myself...but for the band. My job? It’s to make them sound better. I’m totally locked in on that.

Dyson....find my Navigator...transcription ... making an with Tiff....Arwa’s presence ....butcher paper up .... prepping for Super Group.....working on GM meeting ....juggling speech idea...

Monday, January 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4550

HappyUP!!!  - massage
Why it happened - I got a present
Why it makes me happy - 2019 is off to a hopping start! ....Oh....wait...I was getting a massage.  Off to a lying start and a great rubdown! Great job by the masseuse. She was heck bent on getting in there. I got a pretty good report card as far as tension goes! Gotta love that

HappyUP!!!  - the Band
Why it happened - I joined one
Why it makes me happy - hey...I like playing with other people! Who would have guessed?!?! I’m far from the best in the group...thank goodness I am not the worst either.  A little bit of practice on the material and I will be shredding!

HappyUP!!!  - books gone
Why it happened - a friend wanted some
Why it makes me happy - most of my books are going to a good place...a halfway house. When I found that out, it put a big smile on my face

Sunday, January 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4549

HappyUP!!!  -“fixing” a leaky window
Why it happened - I examined the issue
Why it makes me happy - it wasn’t a leaky window! It was a clogged downspout? How can that be? I cleaned my gutters. Oh...wait... the leaves came down since then, didn’t they? Yep...I was “that guy”...the one on the ladder in the pouring rain.’s a lot easier pulling out some leaves than dealing with a leaky opening!

HappyUP!!!  -  exploratory call
Why it happened - I am exploring
Why it makes me happy -got some GREAT information today. Learned some things I didn’t know about an opportunity...and I already LOVED the opportunity.

HappyUP!!!  -Celebration of Life
Why it happened - a sad event
Why it makes me happy - today was about happiness. Our friend left us much too soon last month at age 53. Today, however, gave us all a chance to appreciate the legend that was in our midst if only so briefly. Also, a chance to take stock and see where oneself might do a little refinement. R.I.P. PB

Saturday, January 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4548

HappyUP!!!  - uke workshop
Why it happened - it was offered
Why it makes me happy -ok...I own a ukulele. THERE....I said it. Are you happy I admitted it? Lol. Uke is a big thing. I get why. This helped me decide it’s just not a thing for me. I learned stuff and met some nice people.

HappyUP!!!  -BH Visit
Why it happened - I made the invitation
Why it makes me happy -he had a great idea. I had a “Yes and...” for it. He loved the idea. He liked the venue and the story. Full steam ahead!

HappyUP!!!  -getting some tab
Why it happened -I asked for it
Why it makes me happy -nice to be able to prepare a bit. I’m a little scared about this oppty I am taking the healthiest of manner. Fear is a great thing because you feel so good when you overcome it!

Friday, January 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4547

HappyUP!!! - Tore Down
Why it happened -practice
Why it makes me happy - I think I may be able to pull this one off. More TI,me would be nice. So would a lot of other things. It is what it is...time to hit it

HappyUP!!! -partners
Why it happened -I needed them
Why it makes me happy -the bro kept draining them with a hot putter. FA pitched in on 18 to seal that end of the deal. Won on both games.

HappyUP!!! -solid round
Why it happened -the energy body
Why it makes me happy - best round of the year. Lots of solid shots. A couple of birdies.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4546

HappyUP!!! - Fire and Rain
Why it happened -I was in that neck of the woods
Why it makes me happy -saw some cool stuff. More importantly, ran across a dear old friend. It was great to reconnect

HappyUP!!! - Cement Truck
Why it happened -I went looking
Why it makes me happy -No, I’m not pouring concrete. Toyota has a new color out...and I dig it. It’s been a loooooong time since I had a new vehicle. It just might be time!

HappyUP!!! - Kings game
Why it happened -got some tickets dumped on me
Why it makes me happy -great to take my bro to the G1. First time he had been there. It was a good game for a half.

HappyUP!!! - jammin
Why it happened -I was looking 
Why it makes me happy- I have heard all of the songs we are doing at the doesn’t mean that I know how to play them. Finding good tutorials

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4545 SUPER HappyUP!!! Day

 4545? - reminds me of when I first started buying records. Oh my...I am dating myself with that one!

Yep - the day started with a funny number. But from there, all I can say was it was a great news day and just a ton of enlightenment and LIKELY realizations of LONG held thoughts and dreams!

Is it possible - for a day to be too rich? If so, today may have been that day!

HappyUP!!! - invitation declined
Why it happened - somebody was thinking differently...and...probably short-sightedly
Why it makes me happy- at worst, I thought I had a pretty good deal going. Some decorating help in exchange for me making some business contacts. Made a dinner invitation to possibly discuss. The other party backed off the offer previously mentioned. ALL GOOD!  Sometimes the best opportunities for me are the ones I don’t waste my time on. I was definitely getting the shorter end of this win-win stick but would have gladly done it because I LOVE helping others out

HappyUP!!! - coffee with Trav
Why it happened - we do it every week
Why it makes me happy - might have changed directions and upped our game a bit today going forward. I’m fascinated by his project...I may get to do some help on that and learn some things I want to learn. Great stuff

HappyUP!!! - possibly using my house for in a way I moved into it for
Why it happened - my friend had an idea
Why it makes me happy - he had the idea...I have a space made to assist. Actually, it is begging to assist. Nothing is firmed up but we’ll see what develops

HappyUP!!! - creative time
Why it happened - it just happens to me when I allow in and entertain my muse
Why it makes me happy - I have dabbled here was an experiment in “all in.” I think a theme is developing for 2019 right off the bat. It’s coming fast so I have to pedal

HappyUP!!! - great golf group
Why it happened - it was just put together that way
Why it makes me happy- I got off to a poor start...and then got really solid. Oh, and that bunker shot on 9 to gimmie range that almost went in?...on the money hole? Yeah, that was pretty sweet.

HappyUP!!! - first birdie of the year
Why it happened - I bombed a drive and 3 wood
Why it makes me happy - nope, I wasn’t on in two but I was pin high. That hasn’t happened in two summers....let alone in January! Nice to get the first one in the books!

HappyUP!!! - a joyful can of “shut the hell up” served
Why it happened - people like to operate on lower levels
Why it makes me happy - I actually had a situation where my golf buddies were trying to bring me down to their level. It appears that I was “too happy.”  They were BLATANT!  I REFUSED to “hide my light under the basket” and I made it KNOWN! I even considered an offer of, “OK...I’ll THINK about being less chipper if YOU stop acting like Eeyore’s.” (Everyone’s “favorite” negative donkey from Winnie the Pooh). I only stopped from making the offer because, quite frankly, it didn’t matter if they changed their behavior....I wasn’t going to consider lowering my energy.

HappyUP!!! - hitting 3 in two from the back
Why it happened - more pop in the bat
Why it makes me happy- my “energy body” that I have been working with for almost two months is getting comfortable enough to relax, be more supple, and create more width and whip. I may have just regained some of the yards I have lost the last few years. Oh.....and they were straight yards. I only put it on in 2 on this green one time ALL last year!

HappyUP!!! - I’m in a band?
Why it happened - an opportunity arose
Why it makes me happy-’s a stretch. I haven’t played in a band in a long time. This is a short term commitment though. If I end up playing lead (I don’t know yet), it is going to be trial by fire. The thing is, I KNOW I can do it. This would not have always been the case.  2018 set me up for this deal.  I gotta hop on the bike and pedal now!  It’s NOT a good’s a GREAT thing...even if I just end up playing rhythm. It’s time I got out of the woodshed!


Tuesday, January 01, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4544 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

OK - we all know....”nothing changes.....on New Year’s Day”...and I agree. Would you really want it to? OK...maybe if your 2018 wasn’t so hot. Hey, c’mon, was the ENTIRE year that bad? You’re going to have “those” days and times ahead too!

Still - it’s OK to have bookmarks.  The big question is: what are you going to make INTENTIONALLY different on New Year’s Day 2020?

Think about that - the marketing is already in place....”2020 in 2020” clear..clarity.

OK - enough of that.

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Cup
Why it happened - we held a version today
Why it makes me happy - just being able to play with the brother and both nephews is a sacred privilege. We are grown men....PLAYING...and we enjoy each other’s company. Of course, it’s even better to get the WIN like us old guys did today. 

HappyUP!!! - a couple of good mid irons
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - we had some tricky breezes happening today. Nutted both the 6 iron on 8 and the 5 iron on 17. The 5 iron on 17 was especially sweet. That ball just travelled straight up into the breeze right at the pin...with a LOT of people watching. Nice to perform coming down the wire

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - we were hungry
Why it makes me happy - when it’s all said and done, great to break bread with the family off site.

HappyUP!!! - a new lick
Why it happened - I thought of something
Why it makes me happy- no, the opening lick of Money For Nothing is far from perfect. It always will be. I am no Mark Knopfler. I AM, however, one day into the new year and I have a pretty cool sounding little pattern going on that is along those lines. Love YouTube!!! Brushed up on the lick for “My Girl” too....discovered a really little cool trick there.


Monday, December 31, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4543

HappyUP!!! - Strum Shop
Why it happened - I busted a string
Why it makes me happy -nice to have this little store so close by. Easy in, easy out. Repair in the days to come

HappyUP!!! - doing some Tidy (as Marie Kondo would say)
Why it happened - all part of the transcendence
Why it makes me happy - it is NOT my favorite thing to do...but I am enjoying it more. Dare say, I am even getting a little better at it. I was using some focus technique. I love what I heard a guy say, “we are so good at distraction because that is what we practice everyday. Practice focus.”  This was a HUGE Aha for me. My focus muscle had gotten a little weak. That’s all. It’s not that I can’t...or you can’t. It just feels hard when we do because we do so little of it. When we do, we stop because it just is easier to be distracted. That’s not how things work. You have to develop the weak muscle in this area. Yes, self-discipline is involved but it is really just building one’s concentration

HappyUP!!! - a lovely night out
Why it happened - my friend hit me up
Why it makes me happy - what a nice chat. A perfect little “cherry on top” of 2018.  Learned some cool stuff and got some great ideas.  We are going to have some fun!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4542

HappyUP!!! - winning at year end
Why it happened -I played OK
Why it makes me happy -bro and nephew were my partners ...won with both of them! That’s a GREAT way to cap off a wondrous year

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies coming in
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - nothing cheap here. 2 were inside the flagstick. The other one was 15 feet. Love them birdies. A nice way to wrap up the golf year

HappyUP!!! -making plans
Why it happened - I got an invitation
Why it makes me happy - always great to meet a friend...and especially nice to do it NY Eve before any craziness happens. Can’t think of a better way to dot the i and cross the t..put the cherry on top...of a fabulous 2018

JollyJottings -3 birdies...up and down on 12...towering 6 irons 8/17...3 birdies in a row 17

Saturday, December 29, 2018

HappyUP!11Day 4541

HappyUP!!! - great round
Why it happened -a little of everything
Why it makes me happy -ok...this wasn’t THEE round I have been waiting for...but it had some inklings of it coming. I’ll do a little wedge and putting work in the morning. Let’s see if I can toss together my best round of 2018

HappyUP!!! - near ace on 17
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy - this ball landed within 2 inches of the cup....and what a beautiful ball flight! Knocked in the 8 footer at a desperately needed moment!

HappyUP!!! -morning nap
Why it happened -I was tired after all
Why it makes me happy -hey, who says you can’t go back to bed after being up a couple hours?....Not me! It was just what I needed

Putt 1 and 2 and 4 n 5...blade wedge par 6...6 iron 7...3 wood 8/9...4 iron recovery 11...6 iron recovery 8 iron 14,15,16...6 iron almost jarred 17...3wood/hybrid/chip 18
Denver omelette ...going back for a nap this warmed up...hitting green lights...pert near....Sprouts

Friday, December 28, 2018

HappyUP1!! Day 4540

HappyUP!!! - birdie 17
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -ok..a little luck too. This hole had to be playing close to two bills when you factor in the wind. Caught it just a hair thin...but it was right at the stick and flighted low under the breeze. Knocked in the 5 footer to save a little dough. My round needed the uplift

HappyUP!!! - Kings
Why it happened -I watched the replay
Why it makes me happy -NO WAY Bogdonovich makes that the buzzer! Oh yes there was!

HappyUP!!! -interesting inquiry
Why it happened -someone heard about me
Why it makes me happy - we shall see whether or not we will meet. I like the initial prospect of it

Thursday, December 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4539

Just another winning day - and I ain’t apologizing for it! So much I could prattle on about!!!

HappyUP!!! - iPad stand
Why it happened -I acted 
Why it makes me happy -WOW! This may be the best $30 I ever spent 1 easy to assemble...sturdy..portable and rollable...lock in wheels. Adjustable like a snake! I can stand and work. This is kicking butt!

HappyUP!!! - my courses
Why it happened -I love to learn
Why it makes me happy -no worries about me and old age. My brain gets turned on by today’s offerings. So easy to get take classes

HappyUP!!! - up early
Why it happened -I was rested
Why it makes me happy - I didn’t plan on getting up when I did. I was shocked at what time it was. More morning for me!!!!

HappyUP!!! - 2018 recap
Why it happened -it’s time to close out the books
Why it makes me happy- my first blush is to say that I am going to miss 2018. One of the greatest years of my life! The other part of me says, “it’s a stupid calendar dude! You know what U2 says about New Years Day! Just going to my roll in 2019!