Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4840

HappyUP!!! -our newest member                              
Why it happened - we have something he needs
Why it makes me happy -I have high hopes for every member. This is going to be another special one. The club is not based on quantity but of quality. We aren't short on quantity but we get longer and longer on quality

HappyUP!!! - RTT practice session                               
Why it happened - a friend needed the credits
Why it makes me happy -her practice is my gain. I got some fabulous insights today. A boat load of rocket fuel ready for the next lift off and explosive trip

HappyUP!!! - the after meeting                               
Why it happened - I asked questions
Why it makes me happy -it was humbling to get perspective from a couple of professionals and to be included in the conversation

HappyUP!!! - finding my song list                               
Why it happened - I moved my keyboard
Why it makes me happy -OK...yes..it is time to clear off my desk. Tomorrow it will happen (unless it doesn't). It was a reminder to set aside some time for a happy project I have about a month and a half to work on. 


All the kitties on the shelf
Embracing my love for my cats

Sunday, July 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4838

HappyUP!!! -   doing some work this evening                             
Why it happened - overcame procrastination
Why it makes me happy -WOW! Got stuck on the boob tube a bit too long today. Thrilled that I pulled myself away to do the thing I was putting off......and GOT EXCITED about the thing while I was doing it. I got a HUGE Aha on this one!!!

HappyUP!!! - Wimbledon                               
Why it happened - it was the big one
Why it makes me happy -LOVE IT when it is all on the line. 5 sets which were really like 6 with the new tiebreaker rules. I would have preferred Federer but, in the end, the Joker showed a lot of intestinal fortitude.

HappyUP!!! - research and sharing                               
Why it happened - it's what I do
Why it makes me happy - glad to get that email off to someone. It's the start of something big

HappyUP!!! - a client inquiry                               
Why it happened - I put it out there
Why it makes me happy -I REALLY hope that I get to work with this lady. I don't even know what the opportunity for the upgrade is. I just know that this is a person I really want to help. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4837

HappyUP!!! - the good doc, Bud, and JB                               
Why it happened - I golfed
Why it makes me happy -OK, I have played with the good doc recently....love that guy. I haven't been lucky enough to play with the other two. Had a GREAT time!

HappyUP!!! - getting swishy...the ball follows the hands                               
Why it happened - I am always searching
Why it makes me happy - this component has been missing as of late...but it is there when I am playing well. A little bit of range time next week should be easy to incorporate this rhythm move along with a physical one I have been working on. I'll be back in top form in no time. 

HappyUP!!! - wickedly good shots                               
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - had largos with a five iron and two 8-irons. The 8 iron draw out of the rough with the left cut pin was a PARTICULARLY sweet shot. It just feels so good!

HappyUP!!! - a real chat                               
Why it happened - it's why I am here
Why it makes me happy -it is a blessing that I am someone that can help guide people...not coach them...not tell them what to do....but to give them permission to see things differently. I am one lucky dude!

Friday, July 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4836

HappyUP!!! -  last two holes                              
Why it happened - who knows...I dug deep
Why it makes me happy - I picked up 16 "dots" in two holes in a Numbers game. THAT is a TON of dots and I needed them to minimize the damage. It boiled down to 2 great shots and one great putt

HappyUP!!! - bunker play                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -I keep nipping it nicely. The cute little shot on 6 was particularly cool

HappyUP!!! - peach tea from a unicorn                               
Why it happened - the unicorn had it for sale
Why it makes me happy -how the heck can you not be happy when a unicorn is sitting right across the street from your house selling peach tea? The thought of it alone just made you smile. It was good tea too.

HappyUP!!! - lunch with the C's                               
Why it happened - they were hungry
Why it makes me happy -loved spending some time with this couple.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4835

HappyUP!!! - putting out the vibes                               
Why it happened - time to step up my game
Why it makes me happy -with just a little effort, I brought in a new client. NICE!

HappyUP!!! - a walk                               
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy -meant to do it earlier....but I didn't. This meant going out at the hottest part of the day. The route I took was a bit unusual but, for the most part, I did the entire trek in shade. It was actually quite pleasant. Saw some interesting events going on

HappyUP!!! -  printer fixed                              
Why it happened - I reprogrammed it
Why it makes me happy -it worked!!! The very first time!!! Exactly like it SHOULD!!! Hey, you all know that things don't always (usually) work like that. Celebrate when things go right!!!

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2019

Days Predicted:  10
Days to Date:    05

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

1) 6/10 - 101  2) 6/11 - 103  3) 6/12 - 103 4) 6/18 - 104  5) 6/19 - 100

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 - well...how 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 week....like 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...cool summer...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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4834

HappyUP!!! - partner on FIRE out of the box                               
Why it happened - he's on a roll
Why it makes me happy -made the rest of my day easy! It was awesome to see this guy birdie 3 out of the first 4 holes....including hole 3 ...the most difficult hole on the course

HappyUP!!! - finding something                               
Why it happened - it was forced upon me
Why it makes me happy -I had to hit a couple of trouble shots the other day. This required me to do something differently....and it seems to be working on regular shots. Nothing went left. More work to do but I am on the right path

HappyUP!!! - finished a tidy project                               
Why it happened - I forced myself
Why it makes me happy -ahhhhhh.....it just looks SOOOOO nice!

HappyUP!!! - putting and chipping                               
Why it happened - I work at it
Why it makes me happy - when these are working, it makes up for a lot of other issues. The chip in on 10 was almost telegraphed before I even hit the chip.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4833

HappyUP!!! -  lavendar                              
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -well, if I ever want my entire house to smell differently in a hurry, I KNOW the essential oil that will get it done. It went from nothing to LOVELY in about 2 seconds...everywhere!

HappyUP!!! - Mitz                               
Why it happened - she's my peer
Why it makes me happy -we had a GREAT session today. It was the perfect kind of session. The RTT journey has assisted me in meeting some great people in other places

HappyUP!!! - the guests                               
Why it happened - we are attractive
Why it makes me happy -one is going to join. The other is our Area Director who is going to be great. He was nice enough to step up and do a speech.

HappyUP!!! -  The A's                              
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -welcome back to these two. One had been out for a couple of months. She LIT that room up just by walking in! They were great

Time to consider RTT session
Knowing my pace is MY pace

Monday, July 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4832

HappyUP!!! -  ready for guests                              
Why it happened - I remembered
Why it makes me happy -they are going to be impressed tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - Training                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - great BABP session as well as a masterclass. Just fabulous stuff

HappyUP!!! -   late mowing                             
Why it happened - I procrastinate
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I was racing against the dark. Yet, it seems like that is when I really enjoy running the mower over the yard. It's cool. I have a deadline. Perfect night for it

Sunday, July 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4831

HappyUP!!! -  Soccer                              
Why it happened - big day
Why it makes me happy -great ladies win today....and the men gave it a great shot at Mexico. LOVE high stakes sports

HappyUP!!! - solid back 9                               
Why it happened - I'm coming around
Why it makes me happy -it is probably about a week or two away...just depends if I want to do some range time. It's all about that steady spine angle. Funny thing, it ends up being effortless and the ball goes as far or farther...SHOCKER! (<----any facetious="" golf="" how="" is="" knows="" one="" p="" plays="" statement="" that="">

HappyUP!!! - paperwork done                                
Why it happened - new TM year
Why it makes me happy -just great to be set up for a fantastic year!

HappyUP!!! - hit 3 out of 4 par threes                               
Why it happened - the spine
Why it makes me happy -the par 3's have been an issue as of late. Hit some nice shots there today. Progress

Saturday, July 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4830

HappyUP!!! -  spine angle                              
Why it happened - I did some looking
Why it makes me happy -yep! This is definitely part of the equation. A bit more range time and the issue will be alleviated

HappyUP!!! - golfing going on around me                               
Why it happened - talent
Why it makes me happy - my partner tossed in a 2 under round...gotta love that! Our opponent tossed in a 4 under round....and...you gotta love that too! Lucky to keep the loss at a minimum!

HappyUP!!! - appointment confirmed                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to work with this client. This will be a good one!

HappyUP!!! - hearing from a client                               
Why it happened - I stay in contact
Why it makes me happy -GREAT to hear this feedback. This is a special one. Nice to know all is well with he circumstances

Friday, July 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4829

HappyUP!!! - Cancer Masterclass                                
Why it happened - I needed it
Why it makes me happy -I'm ready to take this on with this information. Looking forward to it

HappyUP!!! - BABP session                               
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy -THIS was exactly what I needed to see today. Great education and motivation

HappyUP!!! -  picking up some speed                              
Why it happened - been practicing
Why it makes me happy -I'm not saying that I am there but I THINK I actually am moving on the fretboard at a higher level of speed. It may have been more of a mental block that I had. All of a sudden, I went, "hey...I don't usually do that." Sweet

HappyUP!!! -  driver/hold off 8 iron                             
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - been struggling but it's nice to see some glimpses of brilliance. I will get back there.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4828

HappyUP!!! -  early golf                              
Why it happened - it's a holiday
Why it makes me happy - DONE before the heat!

HappyUP!!! - Comedians in Cars                               
Why it happened - finished up a little binging
Why it makes me happy - glad that I have only seen a few of these. GREAT thing to have going on in the background while getting some work done

HappyUP!!! - tomatoes                               
Why it happened - I grow them
Why it makes me happy -they are the small ones....but they came in b4 the 4th! Always a benchmark. LOVE those gardens tomatoes

HappyUP!!! -    the 4th                            
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - great celebration tonight! Fun times!

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4827

HappyUP!!! - even on the bookends                               
Why it happened - approach shots
Why it makes me happy -IF you have nothing going, it's at least good to play the last holes well. Somehow mustered up the action to save a few geeters

HappyUP!!! -  buddy over for lunch                              
Why it happened - I made the invitation
Why it makes me happy -I made a LOT of bbq...perfect timing to share some of it before golf

HappyUP!!! - bbq dill chicken                               
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - it is just the BEST chicken ever. Looking forward to some good eating in the ays to come

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4826

HappyUP!!! - Trajectory test run                               
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -the topic has some legs to it. I can polish it a little bit. It's another block to add to the repertoire.

HappyUP!!! - Comedians in Cars                               
Why it happened - it was running in the background
Why it makes me happy - I have seen a couple of episodes. It was just the perfect thing to run in the background while I did some work today

HappyUP!!! - US Wins                               
Why it happened - World Cup
Why it makes me happy -THAT was a close one...well...until the English gal got tossed. Actually, I was OK with that. I had some bad feelings about this one. On to the finals this weekend!

Monday, July 01, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4825

HappyUP!!! - Coco the Tennis Player                               
Why it happened - Wimbledon
Why it makes me happy - are you kidding me? I caught the end of this match. I think it is to get a glimpse into the future

HappyUP!!! - the artist                               
Why it happened - I returned the email
Why it makes me happy -had a great exchange today with a friend of mine. It's nice to have eclectic friends....makes me feel at home.

HappyUP!!! - PENS!!!                               
Why it happened - I'm a pen freak
Why it makes me happy -THIS is a great set! Perfect for the morning pages

Sunday, June 30, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4824

HappyUP!!! -  a new friend                              
Why it happened - it's the club
Why it makes me happy -I have met this guy before. Never had a chance to talk with him. Cool dude. I'm going to help him out

HappyUP!!! - golf balls                               
Why it happened - Walmart was stocked
Why it makes me happy -I was there for a few items. The balls? Always a guess on whether they will have them in stock...they did! WINNER! Saved me a trip to somewhere else

HappyUP!!! - Power vs Force                               
Why it happened - I was listening to something
Why it makes me happy -I read this book LONG before the author of the podcast did. It was a great reminder of a couple of things. The biggest one was the book itself and the concepts. Nice res-set.

HappyUP!!! - sandy on 12                             
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - most people don't have THAT shot!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4823

HappyUP!!! -  dropping back                              
Why it happened - it was only right
Why it makes me happy - ya know, you really learn some things about people by the things they do... or don't do. Me? It felt good to do the right thing

HappyUP!!! - the Angster                               
Why it happened - I dropped back
Why it makes me happy - LOVE this guy. He's a smart guy. I like that. He gave me a GREAT tip on something AND some insightful information. 

HappyUP!!! - my kicks                               
Why it happened - I bought some
Why it makes me happy - took them out for their first test amble today. THIS is a great pair of covers for the dogs....and....a big hit!

HappyUP!!! - World Cup                               
Why it happened - it's the thing
Why it makes me happy -I don't know what it is. I love when the men play but, for whatever reason, I am really into this year's women't contest. LOVE an upset...got a couple of them today

Friday, June 28, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4822

HappyUP!!! - "signs" of a percolation                              
Why it happened - a week off?
Why it makes me happy - putted outrageously well (made 4 putts that you just don't make...and about 4 more that you miss), the bunker game was solid (2 sandies), and hit 4 shots that were of EXTREMELY high quality (not just talking outcome). Yeah...I kind of topped about 4 shots too ...but I drove it a little better. Perhaps my "time in the weeds" (it has been a bit) is coming to an end

HappyUP!!! -World Cup                                
Why it happened - they do that
Why it makes me happy -it's amazing how nasty some people get when you talk about women's soccer. To soccer purists...the ones that are glued to the "whatever" leagues they play in Europe...I get it. Yet, David Beckham was at a game yesterday and cheering...so...he trumps the snobs. It's a sport being played at it's highest level on a world stage. It seems that should be enough. Then, there are those that say, "there is no scoring,"...and these guys will watch a baseball yawnfest for 3.5 hrs.
Nope...I really don't get any of those people. Just happy I am not one of them. 

HappyUP!!! - getting the paperwork submitted                               
Why it happened - there was a deadline
Why it makes me happy - we NEED to do this better! Yet...we got it done. The new fiscal year is looking good

HappyUP!!! - Marianne Williamson being ridiculed                               
Why it happened - people are so small
Why it makes me happy -Marianne can take it. The close-mindedness of the medial is just comical. No, she isn't going to be a serious candidate...but...she is in touch with more people than given credit for. Will her fan base vote for her? Hey, my vote in California doesn't matter but, if it were tomorrow, that is EXACTLY where my vote would go.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4821

HappyUP!!! - meeting with a vendor                               
Why it happened - needed to do some updating
Why it makes me happy - learned some things...and how to control a few other thing...nice collaboration

HappyUP!!! - a compliment                                
Why it happened - it was who it came from and the insight
Why it makes me happy - I can run with that gas in that tank for awhile

HappyUP!!! - absolutely gorgeous day                               
Why it happened - it is weather
Why it makes me happy - if the beginning of summer is indicative of the entire season, I will LOVE it! OK...I will figure out a way to love the heat too...but....today was the perfect summer day..that concluded with that wonderful Delta Breeze. I have missed the Delta Breeze the last few years

HappyUP!!! - a playful older cat                               
Why it happened - she is being inspired
Why it makes me happy - my skitty kitty is taking some cues from her little brother. He is showing her that, if she wants attention, she needs to make herself available to it. It's slow...but I am seeing changes in her behavior. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4820

HappyUP!!! -   reviewing a submission                             
Why it happened - learning
Why it makes me happy -the video looked more like I recall it being than how I was told it was. I wasn't as far off as I was told

HappyUP!!! - picking up a "no ID" call                               
Why it happened - I really don't know
Why it makes me happy - "no ID"...who picks up a phone call that says that? Apparently, I do. I don't usually. I am soooo thankful. This was an important one

HappyUP!!! - the garden                               
Why it happened - I have one
Why it makes me happy - well, I don't know about the yields just yet...but they look OK...at least on some of the plants. I'll take a better inventory tomorrow. The cakes are spreading like crazy...don't usually grow those. The new system is making "the juice worth the squeeze."

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4819

HappyUP!!! - Justin Guitar                               
Why it happened - I dug deeper
Why it makes me happy -I have seen this guy's YouTube...and LOVED how he teaches. I never saw his entire channel. This is a dude I can learn from. Cool

HappyUP!!! - band together again                                
Why it happened - I asked Evan
Why it makes me happy -I could see myself doing this again. I'm not sure that it will happen but, if it does, my attitude has changed a bit around that. 

HappyUP!!! - The Dominator & Wife                               
Why it happened - Downtown Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -GORGEOUS evening....PERFECT outside. Great to see my old friend. It had been longer than I thought.

HappyUP!!! - mentor time                               
Why it happened - it is what I do
Why it makes me happy -I am committed to helping this lady. Her speech today was great. She is going to be fabulous!