Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2018





Days Predicted: 11-16
Days to Date:  15

The DAYS

1) 6/3 - 101            2) 6/13 - 101     3) 6/22 - 101      4) 6/23 - 101   5) 6/30 - 103  
6) 7/1 -102       7) 7/9 - 102     8) 7/10 - 100   9)  7/11  - 101  10) 7/12 - 101  
11) 7/14 - 101  12) 7/15 - 100  13) 7/16 - 102  14) 7/17 - 104  15) 7/18 - 105

Update 7/16 - WE ARE TOAST!!! In a couple of ways.  First, we are burning it up here in the valley. Second, the Almanac will again be WOEFULLY wrong. Perhaps there is something to the fact we are in the midst of some climate changes.  This thing used to have a degree of accuracy.  The last few years?.....not so much.  We are in the midst of the worst of it too.  I see another BURNER in front of us today (105?....really? ...is predicted....hottest day so far).  We may get a slight back off but I am POSITIVE July has more fun in store for us. It's only our hottest month of the year....and....yeah... August often likes to kick in a little "heat fun" as well.  We have hit 30 days at 100 degrees or more the last two years.  June wasn't too bad but, if August overachieves again, we will be right back there.


Update 7/1 - June CAN be a lot worse than that. Hello, July! You came in as expected. Nothing smoking on the horizon, though.  4th of July is looking awesome as is the rest of the week. We take the cool when we can get it.

Update 6/17 - June is doing it's  thing.  We have a couple hundies down....and looks like three to four coming by this time next week.  Eeeks.....perhaps Summer will do some early spitting and spare us in July.  Summers may be permanently changing in the valley.

You know the drill - we look at the Memorial Day Weekend weather as our guide

As usual - we will use the reporting by Weather.com as our verification tool.

This year - I am going to have to do some adjusting for "climate change."  The Almanac has missed the mark for 3 years in a row.

We had some cool weather - even a touch of rain on Friday right before the weekend.  Saturday and Sunday were nice and mild.  This was looking like a "10 days or less" call.....the riskiest one that can be made for this valley.....

......but....- AHA!!!!  Monday brought a little reminder that Summer is coming by almost cracking the  century mark!

For that reason - we will be looking at 11-15 days at 100 degrees or more this year.

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4476

WOW!!! - this was a really good day.....I didn't even get to LP helping me out and giving me a ream of paper.....scheduling a GREAT appointment with M. R........some GREAT thought/writing/prep time ....broccoli rice dish I threw together....the reception my new wireless got at club....KR stepping up at the club in the most needed of ways.....J.R. knocking it out of the park with TT's.  It didn't stop there. Just may have been a ........

SuperHappyUP!!!Day

HappyUP!!! - D. C. 
Why it happened - he was a guest
Why it makes me happy -he will now be a member

HappyUP!!! - BB
Why it happened -she returned an email with a call
Why it makes me happy -so fab chatting with this lady. We had lost touch. She is one of those people that has a place a little "closer to the center" of my radar screen. Not due to excessive quantity of time...but quality of that time and the kind of person that she is

HappyUP!!! -J
Why it happened - I needed a notary
Why it makes me happy - so wonderful to have a friend do me a good turn when I was in need. Her assistance pretty much marked the END of a process that needed to happen. It was a process that has been YEARS in coming to fruition.  Just a super favor and a nice little visit!

HappyUP!!! -out of the hospital
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy-my buddy usually spends a few days there after such a procedure. He is healing at home now.....and....for that.....my heart bursts with joy

Monday, July 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4475


HappyUP!!! - the Muscle is OK
Why it happened -he had to have surgery
Why it makes me happy - I was heartbroken to find out my lil buddy was overcome again by his chronic condition.  I got to pay a pre-op visit.  Everything turned out well.  Lengthy recovery ahead

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - perfect morning to get some things off my mind (see above). The knee could have done better.....but it also could have been much worse. Great to be on the trail again after a few days of absence

HappyUP!!! - Sienna
Why it happened -we went to dinner
Why it makes me happy -this place is my little sleeper here in Roseville. Nope, not the cheapest place, but always delivers great quality and I can get in most of the time without planning

HappyUP!!! - new speaker
Why it happened -I was at Frye's

Why it makes me happy-I wasn't there for this reason but this had been on my radar to fix for awhile. Found a GREAT option to fix my sitch and scooped it up. NICE VIBING going on now!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4474


HappyUP!!! - World Cup final
Why it happened -it's going on
Why it makes me happy - FIFA and soccer did a great job this time in supporting their sport. The final had a couple of things happen that were sketchy...but that is to be expected in a game of this magnitude. Great game and tournament

HappyUP!!! - "Rainy Night" slide thing
Why it happened -I was listening
Why it makes me happy -maybe I do have a little bit of an ear. I heard a guitar part to this song. I had no idea what was going on there. I picked up the geeeetar and I will be darned if I didn't figure it out.....and rather quickly. This is not something I usually can do. Perhaps I am getting a little better

HappyUP!!! - Travis picking
Why it happened -I was doing a little searching
Why it makes me happy -OK...not committed to learning this yet....and...it is a commitment to do so. I did find a cool little instructional piece, however, that could "ease me into it" a bit. I now have an option to "eat this elephant one bite at a time."

Saturday, July 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4473


HappyUP!!! - Uniforms
Why it happened -we installed a process
Why it makes me happy -"Shirt Power!!!" It was so funny matching attire with my partner today. Hey, we tied for 4th out of 40. The greatest thing was that, after 18, we changed from a dark shirt to a white one because of the afternoon heat for the final round.  "Uh....I just played 18 holes in warm weather. You aren't changing your shirt, you uncouth heathen!"...was my laughing response. Great stuff! In reality, it was nice to put on a fresh shirt in this heat. I may shower between next year

HappyUP!!! - "Gimmie the ball"
Why it happened -we got into the shootout
Why it makes me happy - after winning the flight, we survived the 15th and 16th hole without being eliminated. This put me on the tee on the par 3 seventeenth. All the knocked out competitors watching from the green 175 yards away. I soooooooo had wanted ....even mentally prepared for this exact moment. Yep, "gimme the shot, coach!"  Nothing but "good, excited" nerves. I took a swing, hit it a winky bit thin, looked for it to find the front of the green.....and.....watched it land right in the midle of the sand trap. Wah Wah ...LOL.  Lots of fun

HappyUP!!! - solid play all day long
Why it happened -I have been doing that...I'd say good mental space
Why it makes me happy -it's was a big tourney that we hosted. I had a guest out. It was nice to be a great anchor for the team.  I think I was only 6 over for 27 holes...then hit some great shots in the shootout (well...up until that sand trap thing above...LOL). Just a great day of golf, food, and fellowship

HappyUP!!! - World Cup Consolation
Why it happened -it's going on
Why it makes me happy- after a full day on the links and in the sun, it was good to come home to a meaningless game on the DVR.  The two teams, who I am sure did not want to be there, put on a good show and represented themselves as well as sportsmanship in high fashion

Friday, July 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4472


HappyUP!!! - GREEEEAAAAT Weather
Why it happened -we played early
Why it makes me happy -it's the middle of July...in the valley, people. Yep, we teed of a bit after 8.. but that shouldn't mean we get treated to one of the nicest climates of playing in for the year. I am sure it got nastier in the afternoon but that was nice

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies on the back side
Why it happened - nice shots ....and really nice putting
Why it makes me happy - that was about 45 feet of putts in those 3 holes...on the back 9. THAT turned the day around (yeah...a couple of oopsies on the front). 3 birdies in one day is pretty much my max....but...dang it....I had good looks on 2 other holes on the back

HappyUP!!! - sand play
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - 3 traps....3 nice bunker shots....2 sandies....this part of the game has really perked up nicely with the chipping

HappyUP!!! -triads
Why it happened -I was doing a little searching and noodling
Why it makes me happy- while aware of the concept, it was nice to see a little piece of instruction on this today. It helped me tweek a song I have had for a long time. Niiiicccccce

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4471


HappyUP!!! - Rainy Night in Georgia
Why it happened - I did some digging
Why it makes me happy - I never really heard this song back in it's hey day. It's a fun one to noodle around with....and to sing with

HappyUP!!! - keyboard
Why it happened - I dusted it off
Why it makes me happy - it was kind of a noodling day. Not sure I need this distraction BUT it is kind of neat to transfer skills

HappyUP!!! -breaking even
Why it happened -someone played worse
Why it makes me happy -I kinda stunk today....OK...not really....just things were a touch off. I pulled it together.....some days are like that. Golf imitates life

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4470



HappyUP!!! - Croatia and England
Why it happened -World Cup
Why it makes me happy -got done swinging the sticks just in time to come into the clubhouse to catch the end of this game....and the overtime. Croatia is amazing. Three straight overtimes. Such a tiny country. Giant Killers.  It would be a shame if they don't take down France this weekend.

HappyUP!!! - the good doc...and his doc guest
Why it happened - he hit me up
Why it makes me happy -good to get out on the course with this dude. It's been waaaaay too long. Great to catch up....even if some of the catching up was "real stuff".

HappyUP!!! - closing birdie
Why it happened -a decent 6 iron...and a helluva putt
Why it makes me happy -ya just can't hang it up in this game. We got pressed on 18...my partner was DOA from the tee shot. I didn't hit a very good tee shot either....nudged a hybrid to 170...we were clearly on the short end of this stick. With partner out of it, somebody had to offset that point..."who? Me?...uh...I'm 170 out?"......mission accomplished....and that is why we play the game...moments like that! Never ever EVER are those taken for granted

HappyUP!!! - lunch with all
Why it happened - done early and hungry
Why it makes me happy- it was a good morning...and appropriately capped


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4469


HappyUP!!! - full group tomorrow
Why it happened -I think heat......
Why it makes me happy -....or could it be my attractiveness? Hmmmm. I think I will leave the why alone and be glad we are playing as 5 rather than 3

HappyUP!!! - Tomato delivery
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - I have toooooo many.....and the people that got some overflow seemed very appreciative. Some even ready for another load!!!

HappyUP!!! - an Icebreaker
Why it happened - a new member
Why it makes me happy -always great to hear the back story on the new people and assess where they are in their journey

HappyUP!!! - a little something for a friend
Why it happened - someone was thoughtful
Why it makes me happy-...OK...it was me! But others did pitch in which was awesome! A spirit will be lifted

Monday, July 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4468


HappyUP!!! - some great old notes
Why it happened - I was going through an old book
Why it makes me happy - why do things come along....oftentimes....right on time? No, it doesn't always happen...but I sure notice when they do.

HappyUP!!! - good day for the injury
Why it happened -keep on rehabbing
Why it makes me happy -I thought today may be a good day for a day off...then...I said, "what voice is saying that?"  I deemed it was my lazy voice and had a great session

HappyUP!!! - my TraderJoes helper
Why it happened - old friend of mine
Why it makes me happy - we got to gabbing while she was on a break....and helped me find the Kimchi!!!! I NEEDED Kimchi!!!

HappyUP!!! - let the complaining begin
Why it happened -a new justice was appointed
Why it makes me happy- I don't care much for all of the griping. But...the gripers gonna gripe. They might as well gripe rather than do all the pre-griping!

JollyJottings 

Sunday, July 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4467





Hey!!! Check it out!!! -I found THAT sock!!! You know...the one whose brother came out of the wash as a single.  

I know - "that's no big deal, Scott, it happens all the time." 



While I would agree with you - that it isn't earth shattering but doesn't it make you happy for a second every time the moment happens./ It's like long lost siblings being reunited!

And...don't even tell me - they always get back together!

This time - it was different. It was just Friday night that I did a very small load of whites.  I guess that would be a light light load? Anyway, there were so few clothes that it was obvious a sock was missing...a relatively NEW sock.  There weren't many places to look for this one as the socks went right off my feet into the wash.

I became Sock Detective - I checked the washer to see if one didn't make the transfer to the dryer. Nope. I checked the dryer really hard to see if it was hiding. Again, no luck. I went through the shirts that were in the load to see if it might have been an electrostatic Kling-on....NOPE!

On Sunday - I do a load of dark clothes. Now, keep in mind, the missing sock was NEVER in a hamper. There was NO WAY it could have mixed with the darks....

....and...it comes out of the load with the darks - so...the anwer to where "that" sock goes when it doesn't come home is......

......still a mystery!

HappyUP!!! - found sock
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -see above

HappyUP!!! - found parts
Why it happened -I was looking for something else
Why it makes me happy - come on....I had given up on this and adequately kicked myself....and then....VOILA!!! The parts were right where I left them so they wouldn't get lost!

HappyUP!!! - partner secured
Why it happened -I made the invitation
Why it makes me happy - we have gone at it before. Our success rate is rising....no matter...we always have fun!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4466


HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened - they got him up
Why it makes me happy - so happy to hear that they had my friend walk the corridor just two days after his "fish gutting." It sounds like his early recovery is ahead of schedule and the specialists are pleased

HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 11
Why it happened - a DOPE 6 iron
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't birdied this persnickety hole all year. Take THAT, Hole 11!!!

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened -I get busy
Why it makes me happy - love a nice piece of BBQ fish....this one may have been cooked a little less than I normally do.....and I think I like it better that way! Nice and moist...with a bit of sushi quality in the middle.

HappyUP!!! - shotmaking
Why it happened - I got skillz
Why it makes me happy- I hit a high draw with a 7 iron around a tree on 7...muah! Perfection. We already talked about the 6 iron on 11.  I hit the cutest pitch to 4 that did everything but go in the hole for an eagle...gimmie birdie.  There was also that radical 6 iron slice from out of the trees on 15. A NEAT little bellied wedge to make par on 16. A darling punch/pitched 9 iron from under a tree on 18.
(if it sounds like I was in the trees a lot, it is because I was.....but, most of the time I extracted well... hey...with all of the practice at it, I should. Hoping the DRIVER is a HappyUP!!! soon so I don't have all these exotic shots to report on!

JollyJottings
Salmon
Ice Cream
Gimmie birdies 4 and 11
Birdie 11
Friend walking

Friday, July 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4465



HappyUP!!! - buddy is doing well
Why it happened -great docs
Why it makes me happy -this dude got gutted open like a fish with an elective surgery. Doc was happy with the results and recovery is already ahead of schedule. Going to miss this dude for awhile but he'll be back better than ever

HappyUP!!! - got my joke
Why it happened -I was scanning my files
Why it makes me happy -I don't even remember putting this one in. It's going to be outstanding. Everything a GREAT joke needs to have

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HappyUP!!! - that par on 18
Why it happened -it's full contact golf with me
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I took one for the team to dig that one out of the ditch...then hit a hybrid...and then a wedge to about 9 feet......and you are darn right I made that putt!!! I willed that one in after that episode 

HappyUP!!! -
Why it happened -
Why it makes me happy-

JollyJottings
World Cup
MP's
Writing
Great group 
Got my joke for next week

Thursday, July 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4464


HappyUP!!! - F o L T-shirt
Why it happened -I gave one a shot
Why it makes me happy - it worked out really well....we shall see what happens in the wash. Possibilities here

HappyUP!!! - stair climbing
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - a new part of the physical therapy....and a great venue

HappyUP!!! - new pod casts
Why it happened -I was out on the trail
Why it makes me happy -great to find some entertaining and informative stuff to listen to out in the great wide open.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4463


HappyUP!!! - level 4 complete
Why it happened -I had a day off to do the computer work
Why it makes me happy -OK....one level left to complete a path. It's a demanding level...as it should be. I get it. I think it would be a bit much for a newer Toastmaster....it will challenge me. Looking forward to it

HappyUP!!! - TraderJoes open
Why it happened - I did reconnaissance and they know a good thing
Why it makes me happy -TJ's is my go to for that stuff you take to the party.....and I procrastinated! Bail out!!!

HappyUP!!! - Great 4th of July
Why it happened - sis and bro
Why it makes me happy - great afternoon by the pool....weather was fabulous...yep, NO BROIL this year. Everything was perfect. I got a lot of thought and writing time in this morning. Chock full of ideas and this was a great day to capture a lot of that.

HappyUP!!! -mini recorder
Why it happened -I came across it
Why it makes me happy- sure, the iPhone has voice memos....but this little device still has it's place in my work


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4462


HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened -RS invited
Why it makes me happy -nice young dude. I think we can really give him some help....and he seems interested.

HappyUP!!! - delivering the module
Why it happened -I worked hard
Why it makes me happy -this was a tricky presentation to give....and others will need to give it in the future. I think I was a good role model for this

HappyUP!!! -3 birdies on the back 9
Why it happened -some shotmaking and putting
Why it makes me happy -the birdie on 10 was pretty standard....the putt up the knoll on 13 was spectacular (I HAVE to remember how that breaks)....18 was some crazy good shotmaking. That wind came gusting up....I deciced to "tuck that 7" under the wind off the sidehill lie.  That baby took off....moved right to left just like it was supposed to....and then knocked in that 10 foot downhiller!

Monday, July 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4461


HappyUP!!! - Accident on the trail
Why it happened -kid was going too fast
Why it makes me happy -OK...don't like the injury the young lad sustained....that was a nasty fracture. A synchronicity happened from it for me though which will be very helpful

HappyUP!!! - forced to speak
Why it happened - others cancelled
Why it makes me happy -I could really overthink this module....it's better to get forced into it. I have killed myself so far......and will kill myself more later tonight nailing this....but it's going to be a good example for others

HappyUP!!! -knee was great this morning
Why it happened -I gave it a test
Why it makes me happy -went a good distance....yeah...I noticed it but all in all I am happy with the rehab

Sunday, July 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4460


HappyUP!!! - new "A" jam
Why it happened -I freed up
Why it makes me happy -nope....it wasn't clean...but it was naaahhhssstay. That's OK. Fun times on the axe jammin it out

HappyUP!!! - Giants sweep
Why it happened - pitching and hitting
Why it makes me happy -are you kidding me? 3 games from the D-backs....in Arizona? 2.5 games out? THAT is what I am talking about. Hopefully, they can keep it up

HappyUP!!! - Big win
Why it happened -my partner (and me)
Why it makes me happy -sometimes nothing beats a nice fanny kicking. My partner shot a net 66. I putted very well....29 putts that could have been 26. Solid stuff

Saturday, June 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4459

HappyUP!!! - Revisionist History return
Why it happened - it happens
Why it makes me happy - Gladwell has been back for a bit....who knew?  All good...gives me episodes to catch up on. LOVE this storyteller!

HappyUP!!! -  Round of 16
Why it happened -it's World Cup
Why it makes me happy - Messi...gone. Ronaldo...gone. Can't really call today big upsets...anything can happen in this WC.  I just get a kick out of the intense pain from Argentina and Portugal fans.  C'mon people....I get sports brings disappointments...but....really?

HappyUP!!! - chicken
Why it happened - I created a marinade
Why it makes me happy -marinade was ok....it needs a bit more thought....but that chicken and the resulting chicken salad was a big bowl of YEP!!!!

JollyJottings

Gladwell is back
No golf
Starting up again on the trail
Portugal (Ronaldo) and Argentina (Messi) both out

Friday, June 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4458


HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies?
Why it happened -the muscle had it going on
Why it makes me happy -NOPE! Wasn't me that did it. It was the nephew. Heck, the most I have had in a round this year is 3. Why am I happy when he outdoes me? Well, I know why. You MIGHT be able to figure it out

HappyUP!!! - nice pitch play
Why it happened -I work on it
Why it makes me happy -this is the area that has made the most difference this year.  It is technique but that technique breeds an attitude. Yep, a chicken and egg thing....but the combo has been working for a couple of months.  I'll be back at the World Class Short Game Facility (WCSGF) tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - the knee
Why it happened - I walked 18
Why it makes me happy - I walked the other day....and I swelled up the other day. A little pain today but that's no biggie. After the round, all was good.  Just keep working this deal. It will be fine

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy-they get one 2-1?.....from the D-backs?....in Arizona? Are you kidding me? It is already a successful series!...and, yeah, it's a big series!

JollyJottings
4 birdies for the muscle...79
hybrid 1/drive an 7 iron 2/wedge n putt 4/pitch 6/hook 6 n pitch 7/bunker shot n sandy 8/7 iron 9/ pitch 10 / pitch on 11/3 wood n wedge 14 /5 iron 17 /drive 18
Done early
Walked 18...knee didn't swell
TJ's...limeaid force try

Thursday, June 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4457


HappyUP!!! - seeing the M-man
Why it happened - he came to play in the park
Why it makes me happy - I know....I know...it's cliche'....but I just saw this little dude 2 weeks ago... and I swear he has grown in size AND in coordination in a noticeable manner in that time frame! That is just crazy. You know me, I prefer objective observations...but...I got to go with my gut on this one.  So dang cute!

HappyUP!!! - a busy salon
Why it happened - I went at a different time
Why it makes me happy - love my stylist. She owns her own place. I have watched her put the blood and sweat into that place.  I never ask her how the business is doing....but it looked like it was kicking butt yesterday. I made mention of that...she said it was that way a lot! THAT made me feel great to see her doing well

HappyUP!!! - watching the trio
Why it happened - a chance meeting
Why it makes me happy - I follow serendipity sometimes.  Oddly came across a gal I knew yesterday.  She told me her hubby was playing drums down the street last night and I should come by. I did. I ran across Jimmy bartending....hadn't seen him in forever...didn't even know he was working there. Had a nice little time.