Monday, August 25, 2014

Ol Nutter Almanac 2014

Actual Days to Date        12
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  9) 7/27....102 10) 7/29.....100 11) 7/31...102 12) 8/1...105

8/25/2014 HappyUP!!!date - I have to admit......I was getting some flack back in July for how hot this summer was and......

....for how bad the almanac would fail - darn haters!!! Why ya gotta be that way?  Who knows what will happen? We still have a month of summer to go.  The Almanac is going to be a lot closer than it looked a short time ago as we have NOTHING in the 100's in the immediate forecast. NICE!!!

8/10/2014 HappyUP!!!date - we have had a VERY nice respite from the heat over the last 9 days...and clear sailing ahead.  In all liklihood, the Ol Nutter Alm is doomed this year....but... But .....BUT....if it holds up this year....WOW!!!...that would be something!

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 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 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, August 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3193

HappyUP!!! - "NOT" speech
Why it happened - my turn to speak
Why it makes me happy - I went over time.....but this "old speech" of mine is timeless. Some concepts never change

HappyUP!!! - Birdies on 14 and 15
Why it happened - a couple of good putts
Why it makes me happy - those were the key to us getting a W today

HappyUP!!! - par on 17
Why it happened - some skills after a tough break
Why it makes me happy - it kept us alive going into 18

HappyUP!!! - campus time
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - great to wander around the hallowed hall and see what is going on in the world of education these days

HappyUP!!! - extra morning time
Why it happened - morning appointment cancelled
Why it makes me happy - I needed some prep time today! It worked out great!!!


Morning extra time
Delivering "Not" speech
Birdies on 14/15
Par on 17
Getting the W
Pitch on 18

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3192

HappyUP!!! - morning calistentics
Why it happened - woke up early
Why it makes me happy - great way to wake up and get a little kick start to the day.  Nothing too tough....just a little wakeup.

HappyUP!!! - ferrier and icebreaker speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - REALLY enjoyed listening to these two relatively new members. Awesome sauce!!!

HappyUP!!! - Toastmaster training
Why it happened - twice a year
Why it makes me happy - it was humbling......all four clubs that I started were represented at today's training. I couldn't believe it!

HappyUP!!! - Larry B
Why it happened - training
Why it makes me happy - I couldn't believe that this former member (16 years ago) came down the hill from Grass Valley and took in the training. I hadn't seen this guy in all that time. Awesome to know that he is doing so well.


Woke up early
Morning calistentics
Ferrier speech
TM training

Monday, August 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3191

HappyUP!!! - hummus
Why it happened - I whipped some up
Why it makes me happy - never made hummus before. It's super easy. I'll have to run a cost/benefit as to if it is cheaper to make or to buy.  Mine has no preservatives though.  Good stuff

HappyUP!!! - great ride
Why it happened - Gator skins
Why it makes me happy - it will take a bit for me to get my "legs back on" like I used to ride.  I may never get all the way back...but I'll get close

HappyUP!!! - attending a funeral
Why it happened - an old school chum passed
Why it makes me happy - no....losing this guy doesn't make me happy....quite the opposite.  It just felt good that I was there and I meant something to the family of this guy that I grew up with and went to grammar and high school with.  Ran into a couple of old pals as well

HappyUP!!! - broccoli cheese soup
Why it happened - recipe book
Why it makes me happy - this was great stuff.......all made in the blender!.....including making it PIPING HOT!!! THAT is one KICK BUTT BLENDER that can create that kind of friction!


Broccoli Cheese soup
Leftover pizza
Bike ride
Hard walk
Bear Grylls

Sunday, August 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3190

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - who usually doesn't
Why it makes me happy - we need every win we can get right now....desperately

HappyUP!!! - beating half the field
Why it happened - we folded
Why it makes me happy - well, we started off in second place NOT that happy from that perspective. Yet, it was great to be in a competition with my bro.  We won't be getting a chance to play together much in the future so I savored this weekend

HappyUP!!! - wood fired pizza
Why it happened - it's Sunday
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE a little personal pizza baked in the wood! Delicious!!! It's my summer guilty pleasure.

HappyUP!!! - a little ice cream
Why it happened - I bought a little yesterday
Why it makes me happy - probably been WELL over a year since having any ice cream in the house. It was a wonderful little treat to come home to today!

Good sleep
Giants win
Chip 1....chip 2....hybrid shot 4.....putt 6.....putt 8.....5 iron 9.....wedge 10.....5 iron 11....chip 16
We beat half the field
Wood fired pizza

Saturday, August 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3189

HappyUP!!! - Tournament Day
Why it happened - bro's partner cancelled
Why it makes me happy - hey, what is not to like to be able to go out and do battle alongside your brother

HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - down 5-1 and the G-men win?....these days?....are you kidding me? THAT does not happen these days. GREAT win!!!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron 12
Why it happened - put a good move on that one
Why it makes me happy - it yielded our only birdie of the day....though we did have other chances.

HappyUP!!! - in the hunt
Why it happened - tournament day
Why it makes me happy - hey, if you are going to play in a two day tournament, the goal on day one is to be in it on day 2. We are tied for second well within sniffing distance!

Tournament day

bunker shot/bro putt 1.....7 iron 2....hybrid/bro wedge 4.....bro 8 iron 5....bro wedge 6.....bro hybrid 7....hybrid 8....chutt 10...4 iron/bro putt/birdie 12....7 iron 13....bro wedge 14...bro hybrid 15....putt 16....chip/bro putt 17....7 iron 18
Giants win

Friday, August 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3188

HappyUP!!! - top down morning trip
Why it happened - I had an errand
Why it makes me happy - great August morning for a little wind through the hair

HappyUP!!! - feeling good
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I thought I would be a bit sore after yesterday's ride....nope. Maybe I am in a little better shape than I think!

HappyUP!!! - hybrid greenie
Why it happened - hit a good one
Why it makes me happy - put away any idea of a grand salami by the other team away in a was just a great feeling shot!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3187

HappyUP!!! - visiting friend's complex
Why it happened - I was in the vicinity
Why it makes me happy - I didn't realize how vast his empire is.  Good for him!

HappyUP!!! - truck discovery
Why it happened - stopped by a referred shop
Why it makes me happy - I knew it wasn't my imagination

HappyUP!!! - haircut
Why it happened - my person had a slot open
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE that I get worked in on short notice most of the time.  The cut looks pretty darn good too!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3186

HappyUP!!! - spur of the moment speech
Why it happened - we had guests
Why it makes me happy - we were 2 speakers down....and we had 4 guests!  I was glad to be able to deliver a solid talk when the Toastmaster tapped me on the shoulder.  Great chance of bringing those guests in.

HappyUP!!! - installing the GatorSkins
Why it happened - I picked them up
Why it makes me happy - great tires....should really help out against the dreaded flatting

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on 9
Why it happened - new stuff working
Why it makes me happy - I was over in the a pretty bleak situation....except for that one window "waaaaay up high."  It wasn't a very big opening. "Whack!"....hit it great...I lost sight of it.... but no contact with the tree was heard.  When I emerged from the forrest, the ball was found.......1 foot from the cup for a tap in birdie!!!


Spur of moment speech
Seeing new facility
Hybrid 1.....hyrbid 3....wedge 4....wedge 6....5 iron 7....6 iron 8....8 iron/gimmie birdie iron 11....pitch 12.....CHIP IN 13....5 iron/bullett 14....wedge 15....bunker shot/putt/sandie 16....9 iron/greenie degree wedge 18
Getting the W
Installing the GatorSkins

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3185

HappyUP!!! - Practice session
Why it happened - been off a few days
Why it makes me happy - came up with a couple of ideas during my time off. Tried them out today. Very promising

HappyUP!!! - mechanic house call
Why it happened - great guy
Why it makes me happy - saved me from the hassle of a towing situation. Really appreciate some extra mile service

HappyUP!!! - figuring out a new function on word processor
Why it happened - putting a paper together
Why it makes me happy - I love discovering cool little stuff

HappyUP!!! - return of Stalker Boy
Why it happened - it revealed itself
Why it makes me happy - good to know that it still cares


Toastmasters speeches
Hitting balls....maybe found something
Feeling good
Turkey club wrap
Mechanic making a house call...whaaaaat!
Doing some more academic catch up
Figuring out a function on my word processor
Nice Pandora burn

Monday, August 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3184

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened - too nice out tonite
Why it makes me happy - just following the protocol.....and I did follow the protocol. The pace was a bit more than a walk

HappyUP!!! - banging out some academics
Why it happened - doing some tidying up
Why it makes me happy - this is a little project that got tossed aside....and never should have. It was great to make some progress today....a lot of progress

HappyUP!!! - high school fires up
Why it happened - that time of year
Why it makes me happy - it can be a bit of a pain....but it also brings some activity and energy to the neighborhood

HappyUP!!! - Kovars
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - cool to check out the progress my buddy is making

Sunday, August 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3183

HappyUP!!! - medical situation rectifying
Why it happened - things need to run their course
Why it makes me happy - weird thing.....but appears to have been no big deal

HappyUP!!! - PGA Championship
Why it happened - it is the season
Why it makes me happy - well.....there is a sad note...the majors are all over until next April. That aside, what a FABULOUS TOURNAMENT!!! GREAT STUFF!

HappyUP!!! - brekko at the club
Why it happened - hungry
Why it makes me happy - ran into a buddy and we had some good grub before he went out and teed it up

HappyUP!!! - mapping out the walk
Why it happened - school is starting back
Why it makes me happy - nice night to get out and stretch the legs a bit

HappyUP!!! - Sunday morning groceries
Why it happened - cupboards a little bare
Why it makes me happy - nobody is in the stores early on Sunday morning...wheeeeee!


Brekko at club
Gorgeous morning

Saturday, August 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3182

HappyUP!!! - medical condition seems to have subsided
Why it happened - care
Why it makes me happy - rest, water, and some lite meds seem to be knocking down
this weird situation.  Can't wait for it to be behind me.  It has me thinking

HappyUP!!! - test passed
Why it happened - my buddy has been grinding
Why it makes me happy - he's so close to the goal he has been working on for so long that he
has to be tasting it now.  So happy for and proud of him

HappyUP!!! - follow up call
Why it happened - it's protocol
Why it makes me happy - I'm glad the place I went to the other day for my med situation called back to see how I was doing.  I wasn't expecting that.  Nice

HappyUP!!! - Raleys/Bel Air
Why it happened - Something Extra
Why it makes me happy - they are doing a darn good job with this program.  I am not a couponer...but when they send me coupons tailored to me....they are too easy to use.  It added up to 20% off of things I normally buy.

Friday, August 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3181

HappyUP!!! - ticket offer
Why it happened - my buddy was thinking of me
Why it makes me  happy - I wish I could have gone...great show....but I'm a bit under the weather. I'm just glad I was thought of

HappyUP!!! - week of cool
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I dislike the heat so much that I MUST take a lot of time to APPRECIATE and be GRATEFUL for what we were provided this week and what is predicted over the next one. It's August here is Sac. While July is the hot one, August can be a bear too. Maybe not this year?.....please???

HappyUP!!! - food delivery
Why it happened - I was down today
Why it makes me happy - I was either going out foraging while sick or going to be eating out of a can/frozen food tonite. No way I was cooking. It was nice to have a care package delivered!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3180

HappyUP!!! - Doc in the Box
Why it happened - had an issue
Why it makes me happy - glad that there is a place in our society where we can get into on short notice for things that are minor but COULD be major.

HappyUP!!! - checking out the schedule
Why it happened - surprise visit
Why it makes me happy - so glad my buddy stopped by to show me what's going to be going on with his schedule. Cool beans!

HappyUP!!! - bike shop
Why it happened - I needed some parts
Why it makes me happy - the part I didn't go there for but I inquired upon will be coming in the next week. I'm stoked!

HappyUP!!! - Wongs
Why it happened - feeling a bit under
Why it makes me happy - nothing like Wor Won Ton Soup when feeling a bit ill. It's the perfect thing to stuff your gullet with!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3179

HappyUP!!! - a call back
Why it happened - Chuck remembered
Why it makes me happy - I'll get in and get that work done now that the coast is clear

HappyUP!!! - The Ol One
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - Al delivered this old tale. I have heard this before but it got to me again today. Well done, Al

HappyUP!!! - time with a couple of docs
Why it happened - my club
Why it makes me happy - got some great advice from a couple of smart guys!

HappyUP!!! - RAIN!!!
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - I don't think the dumping we got overnight was exactly expected.....but I sure as heck dug it!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3178

HappyUP!!! - Glossophobia
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I really enjoyed Stan's speech today. He is one of our newer members and gave a great presentation

HappyUP!!! - new seasonings
Why it happened - feeling adventurous
Why it makes me happy - ever had spicy fruit? I have before.....but usually from a fruit cart.  I made my own and it was kick ass

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened - Whole Foods
Why it makes me happy - the deal I got yesterday met my grill tonite in a sweet harmonious dance that culminated upon my taste buds

Monday, August 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3177

HappyUP!!! - Whole Foods
Why it happened - it was on my way
Why it makes me happy - I don't go to this place very often. I guess it has to be that entire "Whole Paycheck" theory.  Today, I found the deals to be pretty good.  I need to re-think this deal

HappyUP!!! - Mowing
Why it happened - every once in awhile this year
Why it makes me happy - it used to be for grass. Now, I am mowing more to pick up leaves.  The drought has been a game changer

HappyUP!!! - hard ride
Why it happened - I got on it
Why it makes me happy - still not THAT far....but farther than I have gone before.  I am also VERY glad the flat happened very close to home.

HappyUP!!! - Great Prophy
Why it happened - I have been working
Why it makes me happy - I thought this trip may have some bad news.....NOPE.....more than passing grades from Nurse RatcheTina

Sunday, August 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3176

HappyUP!!! - Wood Fired Pizza
Why it happened - it's Sunday!
Why it makes me happy - I just love me some wood fired pasta pie......just love it. Great summer treat.

HappyUP!!! - Buddy and Co
Why it happened - they had teed it up
Why it makes me happy - it was great running across these dudes while on my way to snag that above named pie

HappyUP!!! - Rain?!?
Why it happened - a forecast
Why it makes me happy - we have a chance of showers over the next few days? Huh? You kidding me?  I don't think so! Outtasite!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3175

HappyUP!!! - helping out a buddy
Why it happened - he needed help and he called
Why it makes me happy - hey, I always love to help out when I can

HappyUP!!! - a cooler day
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I am about sick of 100+ days this year (not to mention on how hard the Ol Nutter Almanac is getting stretched)

HappyUP!!! - evening entertainment
Why it happened - invited
Why it makes me happy - good to get out and have a little fun

Friday, August 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3174

HappyUP!!! - taking a cart
Why it happened - it was 105
Why it makes me happy - GLAD that I had the foresight and the RULE to do that today. I would have melted had I walked.

HappyUP!!! - largo 9 and 18
Why it happened - a couple of perfect shots
Why it makes me happy - that 8 iron into 9 was just a laser and that 60 degree wedge was hit to gimmie range. THAT is how you pull down the W!!!

HappyUP!!! - bandanas
Why it happened - I was thinking
Why it makes me happy - I've got a little trick to keeping it cool on a hot day.