Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ol Nutter Almanac 2014


Actual Days to Date           8
Predicted Days           11-13



The Days - 1) 6/7...100  2) 6/8...104 3) 6/9.....106 4) 6/10...103 5) 6/30...105 6) 6/13...100 7) 7/14...104  8) 7/25....102

7/24/2014 Update - not a lot to report since last....a couple of days into the triple digits.  For goodness sakes, we have even gotten some rain the last few nights...in July....whaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Now....we are staring down the barrell of FIVE straight days of 100 or more! Oh my....that would basically blow the Almanac up this year..........or........just maybe........guarantee a very cool August with nothing up in the hell zone!

7/6/2014 Update - looks like we will be notching another 100 degree one today and tomorrow....things cool down a bit after that.  One thing that is not in the forecast but that would be appreciated is some random heavy rain! (don't hold your breath)

6/23/2014 HappyUP!!!date - after an initial challenge....been in the clear...and in the clear for another week per forecast


6/9/2014 Update - we never like to see an early heat spell hear at the Almanac.  Looks like we are going to get a good toast on today.....with things settling down a bit tomorrow (hopefully!)

5/28/2014.....Here we go again - the Ol Nutter Almanac 2014 edition.  You can get a recap of all previous posted years through the links below

For those new to this annual feature - we predict the number of 100 degree or more days for Roseville/Sactamento, CA based on the weather of Memorial Day weekend.

The weather on the predictor Memorial Day Weekend - wasn't blistering.....but it wasn't cool either. These are the toughest to make a call here in May.  There is a piece of me that says I should bump this up to 15 days of 100 degrees or less...but I don't think that is taking enough risk

As usual - our measurement for the number of 100 degree days will be taken off the Weather.com website for Roseville, CA



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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3165


HappyUP!!! - grammarian
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I did a GREAT job today....educational and entertaining at the same time.

HappyUP!!! - sandy and a largo
Why it happened - 2 wonderful shots
Why it makes me happy - on a day like today, you got to look at the EXCEPTIONAL because the crappy stuff can easily be seen.

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - a great top of the 9th
Why it makes me happy - this was a lot like watching paint dry.....UNTIL........BAM!!! 3 runs in the top of the 9th!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3164


HappyUP!!! - New Member
Why it happened - he liked last week's meeting
Why it makes me happy - new people....new opportunities

HappyUP!!! - packed house
Why it happened - growth
Why it makes me happy - we had several members on vacations this week.....and we had to bring in extra chairs! THAT is just AWESOME!!!

HappyUP!!! - postcard from assessor
Why it happened - it's the tax system
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE this day every year.....absolutely LOVE it!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3163


HappyUP!!! - Rain
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - we need rain.....none of this rain matters...it just makes me giddy to get it in July

HappyUP!!! - great club officer behavior
Why it happened - we just changed
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE initiative...and I am seeing it in spades

HappyUP!!! - GREAT CALL
Why it happened - I am on a lot of lists
Why it makes me happy - I received a call out of the blue from a prospective member. We are just KILLING IT so far in this calendar year!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3162


HappyUP!!! - British Open
Why it happened - it's an annual deal
Why it makes me happy - LOVED watching the final round today. It was a runaway...BUT...there was some excitement involved.

HappyUP!!! - Rain
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I am thinking that MIGHT have been some measurable rain tonight.....in July....in the midst of our drought! No, this won't make a difference in the drought but it was just GREAT to feel some rain

HappyUP!!! - State Fair
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - hadn't been to this event in forever!  It was a TON OF FUN!  It's all about the company!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3161


HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 15
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - the recovery shot was a gem...the chutt was a diamond....and it turned the match around.

HappyUP!!! - church fair
Why it happened - I was requested
Why it makes me happy - cool place to hang out for a few minutes

HappyUP!!! - linguini and clams
Why it happened - TraderJoes
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't had this little meal in quite some time. It was FABULOUS

Friday, July 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3160


HappyUP!!! - two greenies
Why it happened - practice?
Why it makes me happy - glad to help out my partner and myself with a couple of nice shots

HappyUP!!! - Happy Hour
Why it happened - our club tried something
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like a deal on some delicious appetizers after golf?

HappyUP!!! - Steak brekko
Why it happened - leftovers
Why it makes me happy - I don't do it often.....but.....I just LOVE some steak in the morning!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3159


HappyUP!!! - chat with bro
Why it happened - project
Why it makes me happy - great to get all of those things cleared up

HappyUP!!! - nephew visit
Why it happened - paperwork
Why it makes me happy - had a nice little chat as well as squaring up some business

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls
Why it happened - time to grind
Why it makes me happy - productive session


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3158


HappyUP!!! - a win
Why it happened - partner and I played OK
Why it makes me happy - not a big W.....but a W is always a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - largo on 18
Why it happened - a really good wedge
Why it makes me happy - 18 and I don't always get along.  Wish I could have made that putt....but still happy

HappyUP!!! - bunch of stuff done
Why it happened - took a little break
Why it makes me happy - had to re-route my plans today.......and it was worth it


JJ

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3157


HappyUP!!! - Chris joined
Why it happened - we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - we are off to an awesome start of this Toastmaster year

HappyUP!!! - another guest
Why it happened - he was looking
Why it makes me happy - I'm pretty sure he will be back to join next week

HappyUP!!! - my speakers this morning
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - my speakers were the key to the above

HappyUP!!! - cooler weather
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I have NO NEED for broiling days like yesterday

JJ

Chris joined
Guest John
Anthony and Jim bailing out the meeting
Running a great meeting
Cooler weather


Monday, July 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3156


HappyUP!!! - GREAT tour stage
Why it happened - the tour is in full swing
Why it makes me happy - THAT was kick butt exciting!

HappyUP!!! - turning the cranks
Why it happened - gorgeous morning
Why it makes me happy - I do like turning those perfect circles

HappyUP!!! - a little surprise
Why it happened - oh...some people
Why it makes me happy - a very thoughtful little drop off


Sunday, July 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3155


HappyUP!!! - exercise
Why it happened - I try
Why it makes me happy - this was a lot of fun today....good sweat in a small amount of time.

HappyUP!!! - World Cup final
Why it happened - the tourney concludes
Why it makes me happy - I like soccer....but I can't call myself a huge fan. I do, however, like about any sport that is being played at it's highest level.  Today....was....THAT...level.

HappyUP!!! - Movie of the Apes
Why it happened - movies come out
Why it makes me happy - I'm not sure the movie met the billing/expectations that were hyped.....but it definitely was entertaining and a good extension to the franchise.  It definitely is not the last Ape movie.


JJ

World Cup final
Giants win
Tour de France
Movie of the Apes


Saturday, July 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3154


HappyUP!!! - relieved of obligation
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - I really didn't want to go 36 today. I would have if they needed me....and I thought they did.....but they found a replacement.

HappyUP!!! - fun in afternoon
Why it happened - we were just kickin it
Why it makes me happy - great way to spend a couple of hours with  my buddy

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 1
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - tough shot.....and that ALMOST found the bottom of the jar

Friday, July 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3153


HappyUP!!! - largo on 6
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - game has been a bit dodgy.....great to hit a stiffy!

HappyUP!!! - largo on 9
Why it happened - WHAT?!?!?!
Why it makes me happy - as good as the one on 6 was, this was even better.....and it comes in handy on the final hole of the front 9 everytime!

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - pitching and hitting
Why it makes me happy - wins have been few and far between the last month. Glad the G-men could put one down tonite

HappyUP!!! - JB joining us
Why it happened - he got done working early
Why it makes me happy - great to have this guy along at the last minute. Gave him a chance to meet some more of the guys as well

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3152


HappyUP!!! - errands run
Why it happened - pooled em
Why it makes me happy - it's always great when you can knock own a big list....bam! bam! bam!....and have a lot of fun along the way with people

HappyUP!!! - roasted chicken
Why it happened - saw a recipe
Why it makes me happy - I have grilled chicken. I have slow cooked chicken.  I had never roasted one. This was some good STUFF!!!.....and all it was basically was heavy kosher salt and pepper to make a crust.  Very moist!

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - I am one of those weirdos that actually enjoys mowing the lawn. With the drought and not watering the lawn, there hasn't been much growth this year...hence...not much mowing.  Fun cleaning things up today!

JJ
Mow
Bank Trip
Roasted Chicken

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3151


HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - planned
Why it makes me happy - lunch a little golf with the nephew....what could be better?

HappyUP!!! - WAH
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - LOVE having the good doctor out as a guest!

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 14
Why it happened - a touch of skill
Why it makes me happy - 90 yards uphill out of the fairway bunker...needed to clear the lip of the trap....and avoid a tree.......and that ball ALMOST spun backwards into the cup for an eagle!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3150


HappyUP!!! - World Cup
Why it happened - every 4 years
Why it makes me happy - well, this game didn't really make me THAT happy....but it was kind of interesting to watch a team get humiliated at this level.

HappyUP!!! - dues reinstatement
Why it happened - a past member loves us
Why it makes me happy - always GREAT when an ex-member re-joins the group....especially this guy

HappyUP!!! - new guest
Why it happened - he did a search
Why it makes me happy - great guy!....can't wait for him to join!


Monday, July 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3149


HappyUP!!! - Sterling back in court
Why it happened - a circus?
Why it makes me happy - unlike some others, I want this story to keep on having legs.  There will be some precedents set in several areas that a court should examine.  (DISCLOSURE: I am not supporting Mr Sterling's views)

HappyUP!!! - Tour de France
Why it happened - it's July
Wy it makes me happy - a month of great competition!

 HappyUP!!!- Ebony
Why it happened - I got tipped off
Why it makes me happy - what a cutie!


Sunday, July 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3148


HappyUP!!! - Hole In One
Why it happened - bro hit a good one
Why it makes me happy - got to pop over to the club for a little celebrating.  Time for me to get to work as he is now an AceUP!!! on me!  Happy for him

HappyUP!!! - wood fired pizza
Why it makes me happy - deliciousness
Why it makes me happy - the club does this only at certain times of the year.....and it is some of the best pizza  I ever have.  Glad I stopped by to help bro celebrate today

HappyUP!!! - news from the coast
Why it happened - gottagetaway?
Why it makes me happy - lots of fun being had by the travellers


JJ
Hole In One
News from the Coast
Running of the Bulls
Wood fired pizza

Saturday, July 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3147


HappyUP!!! - smoke dissipated
Why it happened - winds
Why it makes me happy - filled in for afternoon team play.....already had played 18 in the morning....going out in near 100 degree weather in air you can't see through not my idea of a great time.  BUT.....you hang in there....and the air all cleared up

HappyUP!!! - nice guys
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - nice meeting some good dudes from neighboring Davis

HappyUP!!! - Giants Win!
Why it happened - who knows...it doesn't very often
Why it makes me happy - Brandon Belt back from rehab......and he rehabbed that pitch in the top of the 10th!

JJ
World Cup games
36 holes
Smoke dissipated
Giants Win

Friday, July 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3146


HappyUP!!! - big group today
Why it happened - holiday
Why it makes me happy - I didn't get any of that pot-o-gold today....but some of my buddies did.

HappyUP!!! - great lunch
Why it happened - early golf leads to lunch
Why it makes me happy - I dug into a West Coast Reuben for the first time today.  I'm not even a big Reuben fan.....but this may be one of the best sandwiches I have ever put my chompers into

HappyUP!!! - chutt in on 18
Why it happened - desperation
Why it makes me happy - they didn't see THAT coming!!! I grind it out on 18 whenever I can