Thursday, October 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5286

 HappyUP!!! - check arrives in the mail

Why it happened -a member re-upped
Why it makes me happy -I didn't have to get out and grind on this person...a treasurer's delight

HappyUP!!! -Finding Placer Dem Party voter card
Why it happened -I need to do research
Why it makes me happy -we were, on a cursory level, on the same page. Glad the Dems send me this. I need to go back and research upon the things we agree. I do vote for some Dem stuff on occasion even though I am a "No Party Preference" guy that leans a little right

HappyUP!!! - neighbor's yard signs
Why it happened -I'm getting ready to vote
Why it makes me happy -I noticed something else....that I have to vote the opposite way about. Hey, I am good with my neighbors.  Their politics is misguided but, hey, we can all still get along. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5285

HappyUP!!! - adding JG
Why it happened -her schedule accommodated
Why it makes me happy -so thrilled this member could make the COVID situation work out

HappyUP!!! - Jenni's Ice Cream
Why it happened -I caved
Why it makes me happy -OK....I don't do a lot of sugar. As a matter of fact, I went over a year with just some minimal added sugars. Yet, I had heard about this brand and HAD to try it. WOW!!! That is seriously good stuff....while simultaneously being about the WORST stuff you could eat

HappyUP!!! - hitting the trail
Why it happened -no golf today
Why it makes me happy - we are closed for maintenance out at the club....so I needed to create the action for myself. Sweet Day to be out

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

HappyUP!! Day 5284

 HappyUP!!! - 3 speeches

Why it happened -we participate
Why it makes me happy -we got it done!...and had 5 Table Topics and 3 evaluations! THAT is a lot in 70 minutes. WOW

HappyUP!!! - a cooking segment
Why it happened -a creative Toastmaster
Why it makes me happy - it was a great thing to see. I would have preferred another camera angle but, hey, it is FINE

HappyUP!!! -hanging some stuff 
Why it happened -it needed to
Why it makes me happy -it was a bit of work...that I had put off.....which I am good at doing. Great to get this from "hanging over me" to "hanging where it belongs."

Monday, September 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5283


HappyUP!!! - the Social Dilemma
Why it happened -I had some time
Why it makes me happy -I knew a lot of what was in the movie....but I couldn't put my finger on and label exactly what I was thinking about various things about social media (and media in general). This answered some questions

HappyUP!!! - neighbor's expertise
Why it happened -he offered
Why it makes me happy -more than happy to get some help from an expert. He saved the day!!!

HappyUP!!! - a present
Why it happened -a thoughtful neighbor
Why it makes me happy -he had an extra tool. It was exactly what I needed. He gave it to me. I gotta repay this one!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5282

 

HappyUP!!! - a golf tip
Why it happened -my nephew noticed something
Why it makes me happy - my goodness!....It immediately started to work on the range!!!

HappyUP!!! -11 Fairways and 9 Greens hit
Why it happened -see the above
Why it makes me happy - I don't even have this dialed in yet! This is a HUGE improvement over my recent play!!!

HappyUP!!! - client called 
Why it happened -he needs my assistance
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE it when they come back with new situations

HappyUP!!! - TM stepping up
Why it happened -great member
Why it makes me happy -I didn't have to do it!!! LOL...Love it when the members grow



Saturday, September 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5281

 HappyUP!!! - Voter Guide arrived

Why it happened -it was time?
Why it makes me happy - it's basically my ballot....and I can get all of this behind me tomorrow

HappyUP!!! -4 sandies on the back
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -well, I'm not happy about being in the sand....BUT....it was pretty phenomenal to get them all down in 2 shots!

HappyUP!!! - figuring out the WHS
Why it happened -I did some study
Why it makes me happy -it is always better for me to have a live scenario to help understanding something. I have a REALLY good handle on some of the intricacies of this new system. Now, I can teach others

HappyUP!!! - new cat stuff
Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to do some work with the furr balls!!!

Friday, September 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5280

 HappyUP!!! - that finishing 5 iron

Why it happened -I'm working on it
Why it makes me happy -I'm hitting very few good irons these days...especially the longer ones. I got that one ON THE BUTTON and, basically, sealed the deal

HappyUP!!! -new screen
Why it happened -I got a call
Why it makes me happy -nice to get this done....and helping my buddy help me out.

HappyUP!!! - limes
Why it happened -nice neighbor
Why it makes me happy -a second helping? Excellent!!! This will help the program!!!

HappyUP!!! -Giants win
Why it happened -a surprise
Why it makes me happy -it should have been a double header sweep...but at least they got one. Let's see what happens tomorrow



Thursday, September 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5279

 HappyUP!!! - Ratchet

Why it happened -I got sucked in
Why it makes me happy -what a GREAT binge THAT was!.......and left perfectly hanging for the next season...whenever that is!

HappyUP!!! - Acceptance of Next 4 years
Why it happened -a moment of clarity
Why it makes me happy - I think I was already there. As the election has gotten closer, more energy from the outside has crept in. Today, I decided I am OUT on any concern over the election. My predictions of months ago are already being picked up by the media as likely outcomes...and being fanned up.  I only need to vote...my ballot can't get here soon enough

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - day 4 of my program
Why it makes me happy -I'm not going to "go crazy" but I like what I have installed and the VERY early results.  I got things going the right way in a hurry.  Part 2 will kick in next week.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5278

 HappyUP!!! - no game

Why it happened -tournament
Why it makes me happy -nothing wrong with playing for the "good of the game." I can't remember the last time that I did that. Refreshing

HappyUP!!! - got in a long one
Why it happened -my buddy wanted to
Why it makes me happy -I was a little concerned about going that far. No problem. Yeah, I had to ride the last 9 holes later in the day but I got a LOT of leg action in today

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I put the second shot right where I wanted it. Two guys had already made birdie....but I just KNEW I would make THAT putt. 3 birdies on the same par 4? Weird

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5277

 HappyUP!!! - mobile app deposit

Why it happened -I did some McGyvering
Why it makes me happy -it makes dues collection and depositing and paperwork SOOOO much easier and convenient. Not having to do a two part process and just finishing the deal for a bit is the BEST! Nothin hanging

HappyUP!!! -cardboard cleanup
Why it happened -it was overdue
Why it makes me happy - nice to get the back porch cleared. It was a relatively quick trip....but...that WAS A LOT of boxes that had to get busted down

HappyUP!!! - another walk
Why it happened -getting ready
Why it makes me happy -I'm feeling really good. Started up on a new program yesterday that will take me home through the end of the year

HappyUP!!! -more training
Why it happened -I stay up to date
Why it makes me happy -great info on the reframe and the transformation today. I am always getting something new...even if the topic is the same thing I have heard before. GREAT mentor!!!



Monday, September 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5276

 HappyUP!!! - my neighbor J

Why it happened -I asked a favor
Why it makes me happy -he is just the best. He is teaching me so much about a project I am working on

HappyUP!!! - the Las Vegas Raiders
Why it happened -they moved
Why it makes me happy -I probably won't watch much football this year. It is hard to get behind it for a few reasons. It was cool to see their new stadium...and to see them beat New Orleans (nobody saw that coming), and watch that tight end (best in football)

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened -I have to get ready
Why it makes me happy -glad to get out and hit the trail again. It had been awhile. I LOVE pounding down the water when I am out there...sooooo good on a warmish day.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5275

 HappyUP!!! - US Open

Why it happened -it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy -the excitement wasn't there...but a lot of crazy was. Bryson MAY be revolutionizing this tournament

HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 10
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -just a very well played hole. Got a bit of spunk into the driver and 3 wood and took advantage of the easy pitch and made the putt. Efficient

HappyUP!!! - walking invitation
Why it happened -I'm known to go
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to hit it with my buddy this week. We are going looooong

Saturday, September 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5274

 HappyUP!!! - Tour De France SHOCKER

Why it happened -who knows?
Why it makes me happy -the second place guy should not have been able to make up 2 minutes on the last official leg of the Tour. WOW!!! Nobody saw that coming. I LOVE an all out athletic achievement

HappyUP!!! - the Scotch Tournament
Why it happened -our club puts that on
Why it makes me happy - my partner and I had a blast. EASILY could have been a shot or two better and broke the tie to get us in the dough!

HappyUP!!! - morning refreshment
Why it happened -I was being thoughtful
Why it makes me happy -LOVED greeting my partner in the parking lot with his cart AND a nice beverage to start the day! 

HappyUP!!! -the nephews
Why it happened -we got to play with them
Why it makes me happy -they won the whole thing! How sweet is that!?!?!


Friday, September 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5273

 HappyUP!!! - a surprise 9

Why it happened -some guys wanted to
Why it makes me happy -good to get some reps in. I'm ready for tomorrow. Great time had by all

HappyUP!!! - left arm straight
Why it happened -I got a tip
Why it makes me happy -I had dipped into my bad habit of breaking that thing down again! Nice fix suggested. I can do this one (I have before)

HappyUP!!! - shock the world
Why it happened -it just came to me
Why it makes me happy -we have a theme for tomorrow. DELIGHTED when I came up with it

Thursday, September 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5272

 HappyUP!!! - getting it done

Why it happened -I got some motivation
Why it makes me happy - while I really need to not let things pile up, it feels so good when I put in a focused day of knocking stuff down

HappyUP!!! -hitting balls
Why it happened -tournament coming
Why it makes me happy -it's not my favorite thing to do....practice...but I have a partner to take care of on Saturday

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened -I was due
Why it makes me happy -the weather was nice....sleeveless t-shirt...what is not to like!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5271

 HappyUP!!! - Limes

Why it happened -great neighbors
Why it makes me happy -I have SO much I can do with these babies. So thoughtful of my neighbors!

HappyUP!!! -Cowichan
Why it happened -I show up
Why it makes me happy -thrilled to take the helm for the first time in this group. The meeting was FANTASTIC!!!

HappyUP!!! - US Open Day
Why it happened -I contribute
Why it makes me happy -it was a waste of dough for me at the moment....but I play along.

HappyUP!!! -gutty par on 18
Why it happened -just stayed with it
Why it makes me happy -its a long hole from back there...especially after what I did for first three shots. Picked up another bet!!!



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5270

 HappyUP!!! - friend on the RING

Why it happened -I heard my phone
Why it makes me happy -this was the first time I actually got to respond LIVE to a "door ringer" when I wasn't at home. We had a nice conversation.....weird?...oh...hell yeah.  But..I used my technology today

HappyUP!!! - practicing
Why it happened -my buddy wanted to
Why it makes me happy -great afternoon NOT doing stuff I probably should have been doing. Hey...that is what tomorrow is for, right?

HappyUP!!! - greens superintendent
Why it happened -we were bored
Why it makes me happy -GREAT chat learning about course changes and different grasses. Very educational. 

HappyUP!!! -my mechanic
Why it happened -he's my friend
Why it makes me happy -OK...he doesn't twist the wrenches...but he pays the guys that do....and he was so lovely to drive me home.......and then return the phone that had dropped out of my pocket...he's the best!!!!.........and.....he is willing to exchange crappy shots in the tournament Sat with me!


Monday, September 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5269

 HappyUP!!! - Mary Jane...guess that tune

Why it happened -a buddy sent it to me
Why it makes me happy -....and I shot it to friends after I re-did it. It's been awhile. I don't know if my friends enjoy this game...I should ask them...maybe not. I enjoy it!

HappyUP!!! -vulnerable friend
Why it happened -I probed
Why it makes me happy -I just love that I have a certain "touch" with people. It's real...it's penetrating... not threatening....but it invites them to examine a crevice that they might not want to have shined a flashlight on...but...its OK....I got their hand. I LOVE that about me...that I can do that

HappyUP!!! - FB trash
Why it happened -I happened to be on that public toilet today
Why it makes me happy -....and...while I was there....why not share some "wisdom"...and videos of news I had seen.  FB is so laughable


Sunday, September 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! day 5268

 HappyUP!!! - Neph stopping by

Why it happened -we had business to do
Why it makes me happy -we had a great chat! NOTHING in life is better than a great chat

HappyUP!!! -Neph holing out on 16
Why it happened -he got skillz
Why it makes me happy -first, he was my partner...that eagle made me money! Second, yeah, I said second, I'm all about me...so I will roll with it...he hit the shot...dead at the stick...high...and looked like the right distance (it was a blind shot), I said, "that's in for a two!" ...and I was right! Third, I don't think he has ever had an eagle like that and he had a lot of RIGHTFULLY earned joy and pride you could feel (OK...you want to re-order my priorities on how they actually fell...I'll leave that to you)

HappyUP!!! - just getting outside....despite the air
Why it happened -we just got to deal with it
Why it makes me happy -I am just sooooo blessed...to have a place....and the great company...to spend quality time with.

(Wow,,,the NFL started today....and I went "crickets" on it......yeah....watched the Raiders win and 49ers lose in DVR with a lot of fast forwarding.....YAWN!....the NFL aint life)


Saturday, September 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5267

 HappyUP!!! - so many near holed out shots

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - they didn't go in. The dudes I was playing with noticed. Most would be upset. Not me....it means....I was skillful....and ....sometimes....that little fraction doesn't go your way....

HappyUP!!! -.....until it does
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I made a couple of INCREDIBLE sandy pars on 17 and 18 to save the day and keep the loss at.....ZERO!!! Now, why was I in those sand traps?....shush!....I got them up and down both times.

HappyUP!!! - nourishing my plants
Why it happened -I found the stuff
Why it makes me happy -I can't wait for harvest. I am putting the push on

HappyUP!!! - Angster
Why it happened -he was my partner
Why it makes me happy -I will miss him.......but....I live this guy....and...I am trying to hook him up on a deal



Friday, September 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day5266

 HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 18

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - it needed to be holed out for us to have a chance. Awkward lie...ball above feet in sand trap....and a decent carry required. I popped that baby up in the air. It came down with sore feet...and landed 3 inches from the cup...I tried

HappyUP!!! - my partner on 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - after I hit the above, he knew he needed to hole out....and he dang near did. We went down fighting.....and lost ONE dollar.  We tried

HappyUP!!! - fun with the guys in the smoke
Why it happened -observation
Why it makes me happy - "is it getting smokers"...you had to be there. We have fires going on. It became the running joke.

HappyUP!!! - update on our cart girl
Why it happened -I was with her father
Why it makes me happy -got the scoop...she is doing OK....god bless those college kids