Tuesday, September 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5270 Tues

 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

Thursday, September 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! 5265

 HappyUP!!! - Bel Air

Why it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy -as onerous as it can be to hit a foreign grocery store for the things only they have, this was an easy trip

HappyUP!!! - got a Venmo
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -dues collection is off to a hot start

HappyUP!!! - getting some help
Why it happened - I am in a strange land
Why it makes me happy - so glad I reached out for some software assistance...and did the schedule old school. THIS will work!!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5264

HappyUP!!! - Roberto Clemente Day
Why it happened - it's a good tradition
Why it makes me happy - I remember when this hero died. It effected me. This guy was a HUGE man! You just can't deny it. It is so wonderful for him to get a "day in baseball"...more for what he did...and died for...off the field....as well as inspiring an entire group of disadvantaged players. He was a game changer!

HappyUP!!! - sitting out golf
Why it happened -I got permission
Why it makes me happy - once the first guy said, "this smoke is too much," it was easy for me to drop in on that and say, "I'm out too." Great day to stay inside.

HappyUP!!! - delivering "Sorry, sorry" across the boarder
Why it happened -I belong to a Canadian club
Why it makes me happy -who needs to get "sorry" out of their vernacular more than our northern neighbors? Is there such a thing as "too nice." Great people....but...their "sorries" need to be changed to "thank you's" if they want to be even nicer. 

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5263

 HappyUP!!! - delivering "Sorry, sorry"

Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -it can be improved....but this was a GREAT ONE!!!

HappyUP!!! -my protoge beating my speech
Why it happened -hers was even better
Why it makes me happy - if you are a gardener, you get it. It is lovely to see a flower bloom!

HappyUP!!! - staying in
Why it happened -I have that luxury
Why it makes me happy -today might have been the worst temperature to smoke day so far. All of those wildfires. I am blessed that I could just look at it out my window. So thankful.

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2020

Days Predicted:  17-22
Days to Date:  36

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

1) 6/3 ..102  2) 6/4..102 3) 6/19...100 4)6/22...102 5) 6/23...101  6) 6/24...102 7) 6/25...103.
 8) 6/26...104 9) 7/5...101 10) 7/9...100   11) 7/10...102.   12) 7/11....105    13)7/12 ...106  14) 7/18...101  15) 7/26...102  16) 7/27...102  17) 7/28... 103  18) 7/29...102.  19) 7/30....100 
20) 7/31...100  21) 8/2...101  22)  8/3...101 23) 8/9...102 24) 8/10...102  25) 8/12...101 26) 8/13...102 27) 8/14...107  28) 8/15...107  29) 8/16...108  30) 8/17...102.  31) 8/18...108.  32) 8/19....103.  33) 8/22...100 34) 9/5...103  35) 9/6...110  36) 9/7....106 

9/4 UPDATE - caught a real break in the last 10 days.....yeah, when official, we will tack on day number 34 today.....and day 35 and 36 the next two days.....111?...will it happen?...with smoke in the air? I will be your "man on the ground" in the midst of it!!! When do I stop counting the 100 degree days anyway? It seems like it should start on Memorial Day and end on Labor Day. I'll have to look back on it. I am SO DONE with this summer!!!!

8/24 UPDATE - caught a "break" since last week's update. It SHOULD have been all days over 100 since my last report.  We have had MASSIVE fires.  These have created smoke clouds and horrendous air quality.....and just a general feeling of "grossness" in the atmosphere. But, it did keep up barely under a 100 on a few of the days since last week.

8/17 UPDATE - I am calling it official.  With the predictions of the upcoming 7 days, we are going to have more days over 100 than have EVER been recorded formally in Almanac history!!! YAY for us!!!  I recall framing houses back in the summer of 1984 or 1985. I want to think we had 35 days over a hundred there in the Sacramento area....BRUTAL!!! We will easily get to 36 in a week....and we will still have a week of August to go!!!

8/12 UPDATE - WE ARE COOKED!!! I haven't even recorded today yet and we have a possibility of 8 or more days over 100 pointed straight at our head! 2017 had the most days over 100 since I started doing this. 2020...on top of everything else....might just throw in the "hottest summer in recent history" as the cherry on top! 

8/4 UPDATE - OK....we are there....NO MORE DAYS of 100!!! Hooray!!! ........OK....like that is going to happen. We are at the beginning of August.  Now, it is just a question of weather this summer is going to rival 2016-2018.

7/10 UPDATE - Tossed 3 more on in the last 11 days.....and 3 more AT LEAST coming BAM BAM BAM.  June had more 100 degree days than last year BUT the average high and low for the day were about a degree less than last year....so ....well.....that's something!

6/29 UPDATE - OK....8 days through the end of June. WE only had 5 through the end of June last year when we ended up with 23 days. It looks like we will be in the clear for at least the first week of July. July is always the brutal month.

5/30/2020 - It's Almanac time again! Yep, as WORTHLESS as it's been for the last four years, I am STILL going to do it again.

This year - I think there just has to be a calibration for the fact that we may be having some Global Warming.

I didn't say it was "man made" - that can be a bit subjective (nope...I trust scientists about as much as politicians)

That said  - if it is "man made" one would think things might cool down a little this year too. All of us are staying inside, not driving as much, not as much manufacturing. So, I gotta figure that in as well.

Factoring all that in.....The Almanac is going to call for 17-22 days of 100 degrees or more as reported by Weather.com

2019 Ol Nutter Almanac.   10 days or less.....23 Actual
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

Monday, September 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5262

 HappyUP!!! - the heat was on

Why it happened -we are having a brutal summer
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't that bad being out in it. The humidity was probably worse. As bad as it is, it was manageable. I am enduring the smoke....others are enduring the source of the smoke

HappyUP!!! - a big win
Why it happened -mostly my partner
Why it makes me happy - we put the hammer down. He shot a great score. I shot a pretty good one. Our opponents played OK...but that wasn't good enough today for them. I love to win. I have a nice dividend that I owe. My partner was great company today

HappyUP!!! - another Giants win
Why it happened -they are on it
Why it makes me happy -back to 500...and driving toward that Wild Card. Yeah, I know some have totally turned off major sports. I get it....kinda agree with it....but kinda don't. I love that I understand both sides of the issue. 

HappyUP!!! -a new car
Why it happened -my buddy got one
Why it makes me happy -hey...who doesn't love sharing the joy over a LONG "put off" purchase of a new vehicle. Great sharing in a "dream car' purchase.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5261

 HappyUP!!! - a nice day of putting

Why it happened -I got some skillz
Why it makes me happy -nope...I didn't make a thing! Nothing outside of the flagstick. I even missed a couple of shorties....but I made a LOT of the shorties. The ones 4-7 feet. THAT is a good day

HappyUP!!! - some tidy wedge play
Why it happened -I have been working on it
Why it makes me happy - when length has mysteriously disappeared, it is nice that the short game showed up in its replacement. One can still shoot a tidy score

HappyUP!!! - chat with BK
Why it happened -everyone else left
Why it makes me happy -it is SO refreshing to speak with someone that isn't "so right" or "so left".... an intelligent conversation. It's not that easy to find these days!!!

Saturday, September 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5260

 HappyUP!!! - the right knee

Why it happened - I know where to search
Why it makes me happy -found a little sumpin sumpin today.....it's a good foundation to work off of

HappyUP!!! - my old irons
Why it happened -I committed to the experiment
Why it makes me happy -it "worked" today...not the way I want it too....but it was an upgrade

HappyUP!!! - surviving the Battle Royale roll
Why it happened -pure luck
Why it makes me happy - 7 guys....down to 2 guys....down to one roll.....WHEW!!!

HappyUP!!! - first FRESHLY dinner
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -I can see, if I alter other behaviors, this could work for weight loss as well. It wasn't my goal...this is not a JennyCraig thing.....it is fresh food delivered. Yeah...I will try this for a month

Friday, September 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5259

 HappyUP!!! - FRESHLY order arrives

Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -I got to watch in on RING!....I got to make sure it wasn't stolen on RING!... and I got to pack it away. I'm not sure this is a game changer...but it could be. For a single guy, "I don't have to cook!" 

HappyUP!!! -good rolling
Why it happened -pure luck
Why it makes me happy -I paid on the course....but I never bought!!!

HappyUP!!! - a couple of sandies
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - hey....I had a definite B or C game today....but....I still ground it out. Kept the losses to the minimum. Keep fighting....always!!!

Thursday, September 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5258

 HappyUP!!! - "prisoner exchange" agreed to be extended

Why it happened -I got a new buddy
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE this guy. Can't wait to meet him in person....in CANADA!

HappyUP!!! - "hitting it" in the backyard
Why it happened -I got in a mood
Why it makes me happy -WOW!! A lot of this was done while the water was boiling!

HappyUP!!! - lobster ravioli
Why it happened - I had picked some up
Why it makes me happy - between the purchased product....and the sauce I amended....OMG!!! THIS was killer

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5257

 HappyUP!!! - Quizmaster

Why it happened -I was assigned at last minute
Why it makes me happy -sooooo happy I "get it" on stuff and can make the experience the best for all involved

HappyUP!!! - exec meeting chats with my new club
Why it happened -I stayed on
Why it makes me happy -I am trying to be "stranger in a strange land"....but SOOOO happy to offer some support and expertise with a peer who is very smart....but has a tough pitch.

HappyUP!!! - decent golfing
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -went to the back tees....and somehow held my own...mostly due to craftiness acquired through the years

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5256

 HappyUP!!! - S's speech

Why it happened -I gave him my spot
Why it makes me happy -he still needs work....but....it meant SO much more for him to do this today than it would have to me!

HappyUP!!! -CEO message
Why it happened -I am an advocate
Why it makes me happy -good to be confirmed as "being right"....but...it is waaaaaay more than that. It is about being as good as we can be

HappyUP!!! - member transfer
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy -we are picking up another member....totally on board! THAT is the best!!!

Monday, August 31, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5255

 HappyUP!!! - saving a member

Why it happened -I was thoughtful
Why it makes me happy - it was such a small act...that meant a lot

HappyUP!!! - sushi (and lots of it)
Why it happened -I made a run
Why it makes me happy -with TheseTimes, I don't go to the restaruants...but I have found a store that has it going on!!!! I LOVE sushi!!!

HappyUP!!! - voice to voice with j9
Why it happened -we have that kind of thing
Why it makes me happy -such a gem in my jewelry box of life!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5254

 HappyUP!!! - neighbor and brother

Why it happened -I live in a great place
Why it makes me happy -got some KILLER advice

HappyUP!!! - found my keys
Why it happened -I pretty much knew
Why it makes me happy - ...but...you never know. NOPE...these weren't in the couch cushions. They were off the premises....as I PRETTY much knew they were....but you never know

HappyUP!!! - trimming the plants
Why it happened -I got advice
Why it makes me happy -much easier to do than I thought....and makes a lot of sense. Can't wait for the harvest

Saturday, August 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5253

 HappyUP!!! - Giants win

Why it happened -hitting
Why it makes me happy - they stopped the bleeding. HOPE is annexed!!!

HappyUP!!! -answer back from CEO
Why it happened -I pushed
Why it makes me happy - its not as bad as we thought

HappyUP!!! - ordered FRESHLY
Why it happened -it made sense
Why it makes me happy -yeah, it could be a little pricey...I'll see...but I like the idea

HappyUP!!! -washing the truck
Why it happened -I got off my butt
Why it makes me happy - it's been awhile....long story...heat and smoke....overdue!

Friday, August 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5252

 HappyUP!!! - my partner

Why it happened - 2 birdies and 12 dots
Why it makes me happy -I needed the help today.....a joy to watch hime bail me out

HappyUP!!! -prime rib dinner
Why it happened -my club
Why it makes me happy -THAT was a great burn on a piece of meat

HappyUP!!! - Hangin with the H's
Why it happened -I stuck around
Why it makes me happy -love these peeps!

HappyUP!!! - riding last three holes
Why it happened -my buddy let me
Why it makes me happy -I could have made it....but...it was so much better to ride today. It's tough out there with the smoke these days

Thursday, August 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5251

 HappyUP!!! - walking

Why it happened -minimal smoke
Why it makes me happy -first time I could be out in awhile. The smoke has been tough. My heart goes out to those that the smoke created

HappyUP!!! -client session
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't sure on this one....but...when he came out of trance...in that moment between subconscious and coming back to the world.....he said, "fantastic."  I'm pretty good

HappyUP!!! - mowing the lawn
Why it happened -it was time
Why it makes me happy -when it is hot, I let the lawn go. It is good for the lawn. Not sure how much my neighbors appreciate it...but...hey...it's my lawn. I love a good mow

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5250

 HappyUP!!! - tremendous pitch on 9

Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't supposed to get that down in 2 shots...let alone almost hole it out...and have the par given to me. THAT was a GEM!!! that most of the golfing world has NO CHANCE on

HappyUP!!! - JG speech
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -that gal has it going on. GREAT job on the graphics. I got to step up my game!!!

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics in a strange land
Why it happened -I have ventured out
Why it makes me happy -I can be an acquired taste.....this group LOVED what I did tonight. Won some people over.