Friday, August 23, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4879

HappyUP!!! - Slash documentary
Why it happened -exploring Amazon Prime
Why it makes me happy - these rock stars! It is a fascinating thing to see what drove them...their challenges....some of them overcome....some are actually good guys. LOVE a good guitar story!

HappyUP!!! -timing in swing
Why it happened - I have clues
Why it makes me happy -it's not there...yet....progress keeps being made

HappyUP!!! - keeping a great attitude
Why it happened -years of training
Why it makes me happy -it ain't easy going through a slump on that golf course. I stay optimistic. Every day is a new day!

HappyUP!!! - a brekko burrito share
Why it happened -my cart partner could only eat half
Why it makes me happy -I was a little hungry today....that little treat HIT THE SPOT big time!

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2019

Days Predicted:  10
Days to Date:    19

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

1) 6/10 - 101  2) 6/11 - 103  3) 6/12 - 103 4) 6/18 - 104  5) 6/19 - 100 6) 7/12- 100
7) 7/13 - 102. 8) 7/22 - 101  9) 7/23 -101 10) 7/24 - 102 11) 7/25 - 103  12) 7/26 - 100
13) 7/27 - 103  14) 7/28 - 106  15) 8/3 - 100 16) 8/4 -100 17) 8/14 - 103  18) 8/15 - 105 19) 8/23 - 100

UPDATE 8/23 - well.....more of a pounding over the last 2.5 weeks...but not as bad as it sometimes is. We have a few more century days looking out the windshield. This is going to be and interesting yea to "deck up" against the last few when it is all done. We had that one stretch of 7 days in a row starting July 22....till then, July, the hottest month usually, had been fairly tame. It went SCREAMING out this year!!!

UPDATE 8/4 -the almanac took on a little heat since the last update. Hate those 100 degree days...I mean...yeah, you have to draw the line SOMEWHERE....but....just one degree less and we would only be at 11 days.

UPDATE 7/24 -  it's been a nice July run. The century mark only hit a couple of times. The official number isn't in for today but we got triple digits....and 4 more on the way. Yep, all 10 days will be used up before the end of July...and then some.  Could we go August without 100? Unlikely. The prediction was bold at the beginning of the year. It could be, with global warming, the traditional guidelines for the Almanac don't apply.

UPDATE 7/11 - it has been awesome to NOT update this thing! We MAY run into the century mark in the next week....but it would be just barely. I can live with that.

UPDATE 6/23 - can the Almanac have a chance? We burned through half the 100 degree days before summer officially started.  July...August...the hot months ahead. LOOKS like a loser...BUT...let's allow it to play out. We don't have anything close to 100 predicted for the next week as we enter the hottest time of year.

UPDATE 6/10 - another week gone by dodging some bullets. This will likely come to an end in the coming when the numbers come in on TODAY and TOMORROW.
UPDATE 6/2 - one week in...nothing close to 100. Though it will get warmer at the end of the coming week, no triple digits on the horizon. "Cool summer" is my mantra

Here we go again - the last four years of RECORD breaking heat? The Almanac just couldn't predict something like that! Nobody could.

So, on the heels of that - how can the Almanac even THINK about making the prediction it is about to make this year?

Call it crazy - it is going to be an EXTREMELY pleasant summer in our area. Yep, the Almanac just said that despite recent history. It's what the Almanac does. It is all based pseudoscientifically.

This summer - there will be 10 days or LESS (emphasis on the less) of 100 degree days

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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4878

HappyUP!!! -Waze
Why it happened -quick thinking
Why it makes me happy -I don't commute....its a waste of time. Today, however, I had to. WAZE saved my butt. I would have NEVER done what it suggested...but it was right!

HappyUP!!! - Great meeting
Why it happened - we scheduled it
Why it makes me happy - got questions answered which was paramount. I have a LOT of food for thought. More importantly, I deepened and broadened a relationship!

HappyUP!!! -Filet of Fish
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -I don't remember the last time I was in a McDonalds. By and large, that is a good thing.....mainly because...who knows what is in that fish burger. All I can say is.....DELICIOUS!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4877

HappyUP!!! -early golf
Why it happened -I was drafted
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't THAT hot today....could have easily played with regular group in the afternoon....but....ya know what? As we were wrapping up and they were starting out, I could only say, "man, I am glad to be done."

HappyUP!!! -setting up an audience
Why it happened -I am thoughtful
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to hold a little court with this group. I think it MIGHT be something that impacts them all forever.

HappyUP!!! - my ball sack
Why it happened -I let someone play with it
Why it makes me happy -oh stop! I am talking about my juggling balls and the sack they came in. At the end, I gave it away as a little gift.  Got a GREAT video back.!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4875

HappyUP!!! - A-D.R. toastmastering
Why it happened -he was up
Why it makes me happy -first time for this dude taking over.....FABULOUS work!

HappyUP!!! -guests returning
Why it happened -we are good
Why it makes me happy -new members soon. They will bring upon their own challenge...and we will help

HappyUP!!! - chat with the prez
Why it happened -I had ideas and business to discuss
Why it makes me happy -we went even farther. was a long call....but....SOMETIMES...once in awhile.....those are the good ones!

Monday, August 19, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4874

HappyUP!!! -Walmart
Why it happened -I needed some stuff
Why it makes me happy -honestly, I don't how people "snob out" about this place. They ALWAYS seem to have what I go there for. Today, I actually had a cashier come out, find me, and checked out my purchase in the middle of the aisle. NO WAIT!

HappyUP!!! -Home Depot
Why it happened -I HAD to go there
Why it makes me happy -OK...I don't hate Home Depot.....I just hate GOING to the Home Depot. By and large, it means something "not so fun" is going to happen once I get back. Not today!....and they had GREAT STUFF regarding what I was shopping for. The self checkout was FANTASTIC! It all worked the way it should (NOT how it always happens).

HappyUP!!! -errands
Why it happened -gotta do em
Why it makes me happy -it didn't stop with the above. I had 2 or 3 other stops. No hassles. The weather was fantastic. A lot accomplished!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4873

HappyUP!!! -surprise golf
Why it happened -a cancellation
Why it makes me happy - really was happy to get out and work on something today. Haven't been playing a lot of some nice fine tuning in

HappyUP!!! - making it RAIN on 18
Why it happened - some clutch stuff
Why it makes me happy -nope....weren't going to win money today....BUT....when I birdie and my brother pars on the final hole....with us both being given a stroke.....THAT is some major damage control. When his looooooooong unexpected par putt dropped in, HappyUP!!!! ...and it made me go, "ya know....if I could coax in this birdie putt, my nephew who has a shorter birdie putt then I, will have no defense. His birdie can't beat a NET eagle."  Tossed that putt out there pretty high...thought but wasn't sure it would turn for home....but it did...and it settled right in the bottom

HappyUP!!! -Nutter Cup
Why it happened -someone didn't show
Why it makes me happy -as usual...a lot of fun....even if the old guys couldn't TOTALLY get it done and had to turn the trophy over (for now).  Our playing partner, Matt, was a lot of fun. Great family time.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4872

HappyUP!!! -sandy bullett on 18
Why it happened - I never quit or give up
Why it makes me happy -my partner's birdie and my little THANG turned a loss into a win. If you are only going to be UP one time the entire day, walking off the 18th green is the best place to do it

HappyUP!!! - a birthday party
Why it happened -kids have those
Why it makes me happy -nice to be around the family. The official birthday is in a few days but we have some travelers to accommodate. A lovely little time!

HappyUP!!! -the BMW Championship
Why it happened -the season is winding down
Why it makes me happy -I don't watch much golf on I did! What a day to pick!!! I'm not sure I have ever seen as many "hole outs" in one afternoon!

Friday, August 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4871

HappyUP!!! - taking name off the list
Why it happened -it is too dang hot
Why it makes me happy -it was SOOOO much more enjoyable getting some things done, watching some stuff, and BEING INSIDE than be out spanking whitey around in 105 degrees

HappyUP!!! - Sprouts
Why it happened -guys gotta eat
Why it makes me happy -LOVE that store...hadn't been there in awhile. One of the workers was very informative and helpful about something

HappyUP!!! -the "blind" worked
Why it happened -I try stuff
Why it makes me happy - I have a small HVAC issue in one room.....when the weather is hot. This was just a test until I do something permanent....and the test worked brilliantly!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4870

HappyUP!!! -staying inside
Why it happened -I am smart?
Why it makes me happy -106....hottest day so far....and I had NO PART in it! I love being retired! I always appreciate it more on severe weather days!

HappyUP!!! - Woodstock
Why it happened -I was channel surfing
Why it makes me happy -I am sure I have seen some documentaries about this event. I had never seen this one. It looked like a whole lot of NO FUN to me

HappyUP!!! -fantastic article
Why it happened -I read
Why it makes me happy -Unlimited Human may not be YOUR idea of a good time but I love it! Age Regression Therapy is fascinating!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4869

HappyUP!!! -scramble brekko
Why it happened - had stuff laying around
Why it makes me happy -I don't usually make myself the big brekko. That one stuck to the ribs today....delicious!!!

HappyUP!!! -Portia progress
Why it happened -she is coming around
Why it makes me happy -who is the problem here? Portia or SawShaw Squeakers? Hmmmmm. No matter, there was headway made today

HappyUP!!! -playing early
Why it happened -beatin the heat
Why it makes me happy - a VERY competitive numbers game. I had the low gross and the low net....and lost the money! How does that happen? Well....don't make any birdies would be one way! No matter...great time had by all

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4868

HappyUP!!! -guests
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy -P and D stopped by today. English isn't their first language. It will be a joy to work with these young men as they move to improve themselves

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics Master
Why it happened -it was her first time
Why it makes me happy -LOVE what new members bring to the table. NEVER seen them done in this way before

HappyUP!!! - running the meeting
Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -had two LONG speeches thrown at well as the time for the guests...brought the plane down RIGHT on the mark!

Monday, August 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4867

HappyUP!!! -great read
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - got some excellent research knowledge to learn

HappyUP!!! -meeting put together
Why it happened -I'm up this week
Why it makes me happy - had a speaker drop....and put another one in...we are tight!

HappyUP!!! - helping out M.V.
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -glad to knock this one off the practice register. Great time helping my new friend

Sunday, August 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4866

HappyUP!!! -GLOW reboots!
Why it happened -it's a Netflix thing
Why it makes me happy -they do short seasons and episodes. I didn't mean to ....but....yes I did...I watched all of the episodes tonight! Damn....nothing left until next year! It was interesting to watch them do a season in Las Vegas...look like they are staying in Vegas....and then how the writers "plot twisted" that one back to Los Angeles at the very end!

HappyUP!!! -great group today
Why it happened -it is Sunday
Why it makes me happy -I just pinch myself when I get to play with my brother and a nephew (or two sometimes). Toss in some Tom "Mr T"....on a gorgeous summer afternoon....perfect day... especially when I didn't't have to pay!

HappyUP!!! - MV email
Why it happened -we are conferencing tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - it was just the way she worded the invitation. She is really setting this thing up for success.

HappyUP!!! -PS guitar snippet
Why it happened -he was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy -WOW! This dude can play a bit!...a bit more than me!!!...and that is cool because he is a cool dude I can learn from.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4865

HappyUP!!! -playing early
Why it happened -I changed my mind
Why it makes me happy -I was going to join the afternoon group....but it was SOOOOO gorgeous out there this morning. Great switch

HappyUP!!! -buddy stopping by
Why it happened -needed a favor
Why it makes me happy -great visit.....and the kitties got to see a different person. All good!

HappyUP!!! -Yellowstone
Why it happened -it was recommended
Why it makes me happy -hmmmmm....does it make me happy? Do I really need an excuse to watch TV? Do I want to participate in the Great American Binge? ...uhhhh.....maybe! I don't know if my attention span is made for a 3 season, one hour an episode catch up. I got a life to live!

HappyUP!!! -SawShaw Squeekers
Why it happened -she is stepping it up
Why it makes me happy - she wasn't a scaredy kitten when she came in...but I see her doing other things now. She's pretty gREAT at entertaining herself too.

Friday, August 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4864

HappyUP!!! -playing ugly....getting the win
Why it happened -great partner
Why it makes me happy -DD threw down that birdie on 17! changer there!!! That matched flipped around in a BLINDING hurry!

HappyUP!!! -NOT attending an event
Why it happened -I decided
Why it makes me happy -"should" I have gone? Probably. Do I feel bad about it? Not at all. I learned a little something about myself today and tonight regarding this kind of thing.

HappyUP!!! - kitty normalization
Why it happened -it's a thing
Why it makes me happy -OK.....definitely not THERE yet...but I had some quality sessions with the trio today. I am seeing much more potential of keeping the foster-baby than I had seen before. Fostering? In my future? Hmmmmmmm......

Thursday, August 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4863

HappyUP!!! - whaling some Vince
Why it happened -I am taking up the challenge
Why it makes me happy -OK...this wasn't...and probably shouldn't be on my list. It is far from perfect but I got familiarized with page one of a Vince Gill song. This should be a nice exercise

HappyUP!!! -studying for a client
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -interesting case. I am ready to chat a bit if she is. If we GO on this one, she gets tremendous help....and I learn a lot!!!!

HappyUP!!! - Forest in the Trees
Why it happened -my buddy is a writer
Why it makes me happy -so happy to get an advanced copy of this children's book. My friend is more talented than I thought...and I already knew she was talented!

HappyUP!!! -NoBull
Why it happened -I do shoes
Why it makes me happy -got some of the best customer service I have EVER received in my life....and a new pair of shoes is on the way!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4862

HappyUP!!! -DD as my partner
Why it happened -I got the draw
Why it makes me happy -I let him down....but...HEY...he saved my bacon as he usually does!

HappyUP!!! - great reply from potential client
Why it happened -I am persuasive
Why it makes me happy -this could be an entirely new area for me. I have fresh material to study here.

HappyUP!!! - par on 3...birdie on 4
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -some nice wedge play there. Things looked good for awhile!!

HappyUP!!! -coffee time
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -great chat with T....and running into the G-dons was a nice extra bonus!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

HappyUP!11 Day 4861

HappyUP!!! -3 great speeches...and evaluations
Why it happened -it's what we do
Why it makes me happy - the speeches show great progress. The evaluations?....a three way tie for first!!! THAT has never happened to my knowledge. It's how good we are

HappyUP!!! - afternoon encouragement
Why it happened -it is what I do
Why it makes me happy - this should be part of my regular protocol!...and it will be. GREAT responses!!!

HappyUP!!! - Q-ball and....SAWSHA
Why it happened -its a cat thing
Why it makes me happy -they were on their way yesterday....they are getting this bonding thing down in a hurry! Too soon for the real cute's coming!

Monday, August 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4860

HappyUP!!! -conducting training
Why it happened -I was asked
Why it makes me happy -always great to be of service....and flexible with the setup

HappyUP!!! - call from Saul
Why it happened -he looked me up
Why it makes me happy -not one guest...but TWO ...for next week! That is awesome

HappyUP!!! - my Divisional friends
Why it happened -training
Why it makes me happy - I don't get to see these peeps too often. It is really nice getting to know them all better and coming together

HappyUP!!! - our club showed up!
Why it happened - we are the best
Why it makes me happy -1/2 the training requirement DONE! On our way to Distinguished by 12/31!!!


Sunday, August 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Say 4859

HappyUP!!! - kitten tryout
Why it happened -opportunity
Why it makes me happy -oh, come on...if a kitten doesn't immediately bring you joy, you are just being a jerk! We'll see in next day or two whether or not it "makes the cut."

HappyUP!!! - grinding it out with the Muscle
Why it happened -love him as my partner
Why it makes me happy -we were unsuccessful today....but were successful in keeping the damage to a minimum. No quit in these Nutters

HappyUP!!! -finding a training folder
Why it happened -I am organized
Why it makes me happy -I just saved myself a TON of work!!! That's a BOOM!!!! HappyUP!!!

Saturday, August 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4858

HappyUP!!! -a new groove
Why it happened -I dink around
Why it makes me happy -OK...this is pretty cool. I gave myself permission on this one. Now, I just need to build on it. Loved sharing with friends on my new app too.

HappyUP!!! -winning ugly
Why it happened -made 4 double bogeys
Why it makes me happy -in our game, you can play crappy and still get a win. The requirements? There can be several. One is, if you have to make doubles, you make them at the right time. Two, your opponents played crappier.  A third would be for your partner to play great (that didn't happen). LOVED getting out of there with a W today!!!

HappyUP!!! -VillaSport Invite
Why it happened -they are open
Why it makes me happy -not sure I will do it but it is a rather interesting prospect to consider.  It might be a great alternative or enhancement to golf. Worthy of pondering

HappyUP!!! -brekko
Why it happened -it's Saturday
Why it makes me happy -I try not to eat out much...but this is a little tradition that I kind of dig. The food is great...service is awesome...and the banter is on point.