Friday, November 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4498

HappyUP!!! - bunker shots
Why it happened - lots of opportunities
Why it makes me happy - should have batted 100% on up and downs from the kitty litter today (left a putt 1/4 of a turn short). Great feeling from the beach as of late

HappyUP!!! - clerical error by the shop
Why it happened - arrogance pretty much
Why it makes me happy - first, the guy who would have benefitted questioned me. Second, the guy that made the ruling was wrong. Third, when given the chance to "right his wrong," he was a bit arrogant. Me? I went, "OK, I'll roll with it." The outcome ended up resulting in a big win in my favor!

HappyUP!!! - body awareness
Why it happened - mental work
Why it makes me happy - great day at class today. Discoveries that I was able to take to the streets immediately

HappyUP!!! - partner 69
Why it happened -he's that good
Why it makes me happy- it was just a joy to watch this gentleman tear it up today...especially as my partner!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4497

HappyUP!!! - mousie kitty in
Why it happened - persistence and smarts
Why it makes me happy -the runt sent her favorite toy down into a vent. I had it open...had to use a coat hanger to get it. If you have ever worked with a coat hanger that you have to bend, you know that can be frustrating....especially when a kitten is trying to jump down the hole. THAT would have been a fire department call for sure! All is well....Q-ball and the mouse are reunited

HappyUP!!! - tidyUP!!
Why it happened - kicked in a bit
Why it makes me happy - long way to go but some GREAT progress was made today

HappyUP!!! - cookies to the shop
Why it happened - I made some
Why it makes me happy - I know the young guys...and other golfers...are going to LOVE these little gems I baked. Felt good.

HappyUP!!! -snugglers
Why it happened - progress
Why it makes me happy- I found a cat under the bed. Couldn't find the kitten.  Well, until I made a second pass. Right behind the big girl was the little guy. She was hiding him! LOL  Nope... they are just getting friendlier and friendlier. Whenever I see it, my heart melts a little

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4496

HappyUP!!! - good shooting
Why it happened - physcial and mental work
Why it makes me happy - it's not all put together yet, but I have been playing this game long enough to know when things are coming together. Just need to get the driver straightened out a little bit and I might sneak that GREAT round in before the weather turns

HappyUP!!! - coupons
Why it happened - system and memory
Why it makes me happy - I am less than enamored by my grocery store's rewards program. Unless you are a "coupon clipper," (I am not) it is easy to end up "burnin" these. Not today. Saved myself about $15. NICE!!!

HappyUP!!! - cookie dough delivered
Why it happened - I donated
Why it makes me happy - forgot all about buying these a couple of months ago in a fundraiser for a local school. The little neighbor girl (the student body president) delivered them tonight. I took up the initiative and put a couple of dozen in the oven. Somebody will be very happy tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - pants
Why it happened - I live closeby
Why it makes me happy- it ended up being chilly on the range mid-day. I said, "I don't think it is going to get warmer this afternoon."  A little dash home and my shorts turned into pants and I am glad they did!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4495

HappyUP !!!- JM on the range
Why it happened - he grinds
Why it makes me happy - ...well...I was out there too! Love this guy. Not a lot of people working on it today at dusk. I just had to try something out. Lots of promise here

HappyUP!!! - helping TD
Why it happened - part of our onboarding process
Why it makes me happy - the process seems to be simple to others....once it's explained to them. In a beautiful world, this step won't be necessary.  At the same time, it was good to sit down with a new member and get to know them a little better

HappyUP!!! - The Fig Tree
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy- what a cool little place here in my town. It's the quintessential coffee house like from Friends.  Great addition to the community

Monday, November 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4494

HappyUP!!! - Euphoria week
Why it happened - vision
Why it makes me happy - who wouldn't look forward to a week like that? Now, I just have to make it

HappyUP!!! - timer research
Why it happened -I'm timer tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - a little preparation should be well received! Plus...I learned some cool stuff. Great reading

HappyUP!!! - hip turn animation video
Why it happened - I stumbled into it
Why it makes me happy - what a revelation! I never knew that the hips worked like that!

Euphoria week
Cleaning up
Getting stuff thrown away
Timer research
Two Tickets Lick
Hip turn video

Sunday, November 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4493

HappyUP!!! - awesome transcendence
Why it happened -I work at it
Why it makes me happy - I envisioned some things today that I can only call radically uplifting... and I wasn't even in need of any uplifting. Hey, you don't have to be sick to get better!

HappyUP!!! - morning cats
Why it happened - they are buddies
Why it makes me happy -my heart was so full to see them at it today. I am so lucky that Portia has taken Ampersand (aka: Ampy, Amps, AmpyFIRE, Q-ball) in as her little buddy

HappyUP!!! - Partner's play
Why it happened - 4 birdies helped
Why it makes me happy -nice to see him have a solid, relaxed round. He needed it. 11 putts on the front 9 was insane!

HappyUP!!! - a nice day
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy-thought we would be in for another smokefest today. My heart is still breaking for the people of Paradise. It could have been the wind but I was hoping that less smoke today than yesterday means some people in other towns are getting spared.

Kitties battling first thing
Time travelling
Egg bites
Less Smoke
Great thinking on course
78 without A game
8 iron hook punch 18...6 iron 15...fabulous chip from behind 13....6 iron/putt 10...wedge 9...4 iron/putt 8...great chip between trees 7...chip 6...8 iron 3...recovery 4 iron/chip 2
Partner 73...winning
Double D
Natural Woman video for guitar

Saturday, November 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4492

HappyUP!!! - 4 under thru 5....5 under through 10
Why it happened -one man scramble tournament
Why it makes me happy -I was leading this thing at one point....and things came to a grinding halt. Finished one stroke out of the money. Darts! But..hey...I had a great time and am happy how things are going. Great mental game going on

HappyUP!!! - Denver Omelette
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -got out to the club a little early....and they put a nice turn on this set of eggs! Just what I needed to get through my round

HappyUP!!! - getting done before dark
Why it happened - luck
Why it makes me happy - the 4 groups behind us weren't as fortunate. I could barely see the pin on my last shot into 18.  Happy for outerwear as well!

Friday, November 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4491

HappyUP!!! - my rain jacket
Why it happened -it was in my golf bag
Why it makes me happy -what happened to the warm day? It got cold in a hurry when that smoke covered the sky. Sooooo thankful I had this garment!

HappyUP!!! - hall of fame grimey par
Why it happened -I scrap
Why it makes me happy - in a bush on 11....scrape it out with a great shot to the fairway...still a full wedge that I pulled just a touch...downhill slippery green to work with ...and I hit the cutest little soft pitch that DOINKED right into the cup

HappyUP!!! - lending a hand
Why it happened -I am blessed
Why it makes me happy - people are hurting with those fires. I was able to do the ever so small thing today....and glad that I could. Those poor displaced people

Thursday, November 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4490

HappyUP!!! - Ampy during my class
Why it happened - he wanted to see me
Why it makes me happy -I am on-line focusing on a mental exercise. Ampy wants some time (i.e. he was crawling up my leg). I put him on my lap and he actually enhanced this process I was working on.....and he got a petting

HappyUP!!! - Poof the Idea Dude
Why it happened -I was trippin
Why it makes me happy - got a great idea that I sketched out due to my class

HappyUP!!! - Xmas ideas
Why it happened -I was brainstorming
Why it makes me happy - not sure it's going to work...but it has a chance. To get the great idea, you have to cull through lots of not so great ideas. Loving how I operate

HappyUP!!! - Survived Obama...I can Survive Trump
Why it happened - the divide
Why it makes me happy- it isn't enough for me to stay away from the divide. I have to start stepping in to do some bridging for others.  They seem so upset. Nope, not gonna change the world, but I can effect a few. We don't need bonkeritis spreading anymore than it has

Travelling Awareness
Orange Chicken leftover
Ampy during my class
My White Spot cartoon friend
More Xmas Ideas
Survived Obama...I can Survive Trump...I hope others can as well
Portia and Ampy playing
Lost a pound from yesterday

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4489

HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 18
Why it happened -an awesome putt
Why it makes me happy - THAT 20 footer had about a foot and a half of break in it...BAM! That shut down the opposition, won a couple more bets, and added a couple of dots! THE BEST way to head off to the 19th hole

HappyUP!!! - JP
Why it happened - he needed info
Why it makes me happy - happy to pass it along....and...I got some infomation I needed in return. Really like this guy and how this is building

HappyUP!!! -peace in the house
Why it happened - it was coming
Why it makes me happy - it isn't there yet, but Portia and Ampy were playing today (it's taken 4 days) and are on their way to becoming buddies.  Next stop will be the chasing of each other around the house....and stuff that gets knocked down in the process

HappyUP!!! - waking up to a surprise
Why it happened - smart kitten
Why it makes me happy- I woke up early...on my own. What did I find? The sweetest little kitten had worked himself between my neck and shoulder. THAT is one sweet feeling

Present for Trav
S Ed
Unlocking Transcendence
Some very solid iron shots....and...using AWARENESS exercises on the course throughout the round
Birdie on 18!
Xmas idea 

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4488

HappyUP!!! - Salerno
Why it happened - check engine light
Why it makes me happy - nice reset. We will see where it goes from there. It's just nice to have a relationship that lets me do this so easily

HappyUP!!! - truing up the books
Why it happened - I did some work
Why it makes me happy - we have agreement on the closing terms. No angst. No fireworks. Clerical errors made on both sides. All reconciled

HappyUP!!! - Wireless transmitter
Why it happened - I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -'s not perfect...yet! The idea is absolutely awesome. When it is good, it is great. It may be as simple as a return if this doesn't true up.

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - members really stepped up
Why it makes me happy- we had some late cancels...but we had a very robust lineup! Quality meeting!

Monday, November 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4487

HappyUP!!! -  Northridge
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -GREAT to get to try out the new greens and green complexes. WOW! Those were some smooth putting surfaces! Very nicely done. I could see there could be a lot of putts taken on those babies!

HappyUP!!! - Yam and Marty re-strung
Why it happened - I had some time
Why it makes me happy - WOW! What a difference on acoustics 3 and 4! They sound fantastic!

HappyUP!!! - new friend
Why it happened - golf tournament
Why it makes me happy - the guy can not only golf but can do a little pickin. Looking forward to sharing some chops with JG

HappyUP!!! - Portia and Ampy getting closer
Why it happened - I am forcing the issue
Why it makes me happy- all it takes to make my household is some peace...followed by play...from these two. Ampy is awesome!

Sunday, November 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4486

HappyUP!!! - Family Dinner
Why it happened -N turned 40
Why it makes me happy -fun times with the kids and the kids! Mason was really animated..."body slam" (Hmmmm...grandUNC may need to get in a little better shape!) Great food

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - a by product
Why it makes me happy - started that "no sugar" thing just for experiment a week ago. Didn't do anything else....ate a lot...and "bad" stuff.....just no sugar.  5 pounds gone in a week. Hmmm....I wonder about how that works.  BUT....I will take, I mean lose, the 5!

HappyUP!!! - largo birdie 17
Why it happened - pretty sweet little 6 iron
Why it makes me happy - just the prettiest little fade that floated right by the pin. It was an opportune time to knock in that birdie putt. THAT dot made the bets round down!

HappyUP!!! - guitar stuff
Why it happened - I try
Why it makes me happy- not sure if I am on the right path...but learning stuff. The dude mentioned something that I inherently suspected about minor and major scales crossing over during solos when playing in a key.  I need to wrap my head around it but I kinda get it.  Cool Hammond Gamble find too...I do like the blues!

That kitten!...nice little sleeper
Great brekko
Finding the collar
Extra Hour of sleep

Saturday, November 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4485

HappyUP!!! - Celebration of Life
Why it happened - a passing
Why it makes me happy - well, the passing was far from a HappyUP!!! Though known, it still borders on traffic. 61 is too soon. Yet, the event was lovely and I think the surviving spouse felt that he was cloaked in love.

HappyUP!!! - Family Addition?
Why it happened - a friend had something
Why it makes me happy - I get to have a test run! We shall see how Portia deals with what I hope will be a new furry companion.  Ampersand (Ampy) the Cat is so darn cute! What? say I own him because I have named him? may be right!  I had forgotten about the sound of the little safety collar that you put on a kitten so you know where it is. The little jingle is a happy is his little paws scratching on my feet as I write this.

HappyUP!!! - Kindle issue fixed easily
Why it happened - I went on line
Why it makes me happy - wow! The internet does a lot of amazing things. I ordered and paid for a book. It didn't downloaod. What the heck do you do?  Interntet said, "go to Amazon this and this ......."....BAM! There it was and I had some great bedtime reading last night.

HappyUP!!! - Remembering some names
Why it happened - I was cognizant
Why it makes me happy- I have a new old trick. I just have to remember to use it. For some reason, it came back to me yesterday at the gatherings I was at. It works. Now, I need to take it to the next level....and have some fun in the process.

Friday, November 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4484

HappyUP!!! - PRIME
Why it happened -I broke down
Why it makes me happy -yep...I did it. I went to the dark side and got a membership. Let's eschew my feelings about Google/Facebook/Amazon...and the evil that is there. It's an Orwellian thing. Hey, I can get deals at Whole Foods now. I finally just ordered stuff that I had been putting off going to the store for.......and some of it came last night

HappyUP!!! - Microphone
Why it happened - PRIME
Why it makes me happy -this would not have been at the local store. I would have had to order it and wait from a music sight. It's HERE...tonight! On top of that, this is going to be a cool little tool to be able to play with. 

HappyUP!!! - Mac Grill
Why it happened - friend text me
Why it makes me happy - this place is always a solid little was great. Fun night out! 

Thursday, November 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4483

HappyUP!!!  - tossing the last eyeball
Why it happened - I had a discussion
Why it makes me happy - I thought I had given out the last of the chocolate to the late kids last night. One chocolate eyeball survived. Man, those things are so good....well...unless you are in a sugar eradication mode!  I thought, "ahhh, just eat it. You only have one so you can only eat one." Then, I replied, "shut the heck up! Do you know how good things are going right now? Why would you do that?"....and into the trash it went.

HappyUP!!! - The project restarted
Why it happened -bro dropped by
Why it makes me happy - got some rough some rough permit fees...a couple other things to find out before I go to the next pre-development phase. Moving it along

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - no sugar
Why it makes me happy - OK...been around this block before so I am not kidding myself in the weight loss department. I can only say this. In the last 4 days, I am down 6 pounds and all I did was eliminate sugar. Keep in mind...I'm not a big, obese dude. That is kind of a dramatic thing. This weight has not been seen in almost 3 years. Sugar is definitely on MY mind these days... and that is a GREAT thing.  I honestly think I can 

HappyUP!!! - Lower GI
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I am on day 2 of feeling "light as a feather" down THERE. Here's the prior situation there was fine to good. You don't have to be sick to get better.  It's a noticeable difference

HappyUP!!! - City process
Why it happened - I inquired
Why it makes me happy- I found the people there very helpful. I was able to OTC the permit fees and get pointed in some other directions rather simply.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4482

THIS was a SUPER Day....without me forcing the issue.  Yes, I can actually "kick it in gear" and "UP!!!" about any day I want to.

HappyUP!!! - golf was great
Why it happened - found a VALID sumpim sumpim
Why it makes me happy - tempo is oft neglected...yet so simple for me. It's a little drill..a little visualization...and a little trust. Installed that on the 15th tee today. Things were not going that great...then....BAM! Birdie...birdie....stuffed it on a looooong 17th hole (back tees to back pin) with a smoked 5 iron.....and absolutely obliterated that 8 iron to about 10 feet on 18. All it took was a little change in mental perspective. One of my playing partners with a keen eye that I respect even said, "your tempo was sooooo good on that shot." I had made no mention of my adjustment.

HappyUP!!! - lower GI
Why it happened - I am thinking a few days without sugar
Why it makes me happy -I will spare you the gory details. I will say, "you don't have to be sick to feel better."  Without paying any attention to it, I noticed a very good "lightness" in my lower digestive area. It felt wonderful.  The only thing I can attribute it to is that, other than a couple of cookies on Saturday, I have only had "hidden sugars" at a low level that come in some foods

HappyUP!!! - my Moleskine was turned in
Why it happened - people are respectful
Why it makes me happy - I left my journal in my shopping cart. Realized it when I got home. I immediatley drove back to the store 2 miles away, walked right up to the customer service desk, saw it sitting there behind the counter, and told the nice lady, "that journal is mine." She said a customer just turned it in.  The customer had to take a few extra steps to do that. I hope they feel GREAT that they did a good deed. They didn't have to. They could have kept it in the cart until they finished their shopping. This would have meant it NOT being there when I returned. If it was me, I would have done exactly what they would have been natural. Hey, just because it SHOULD happen all the time doesn't mean it does happen. Even though a little thing, I would have felt great about myself because I would have KNOWN that I helped someone out

HappyUP!!! - Halloween
Why it happened -its a thing we do
Why it makes me happy- threw on a costume at the last moment, came up with a "schtick" at the last moment........startled the kids and delighted many parents. I had a lot of fun in the process. Like many things I do, I also did a bit of analysis as it was going on regarding human behavior. I used myself and those 200+ costumed creatures as my laboratory. Great fun!!!

HappyUP!!! - HappyUP!!! work
Why it happened - I am not sure
Why it makes me happy - I probably saved myself 2 hours of work on this page by discovering a glitch...while I was only 10 minutes into fixing the glitch. I unglitched the glitch. Time saving is always a HappyUP!!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4481

HappyUP!!! - finding lost garment
Why it happened - I went searching
Why it makes me happy -left it in the cart Sat....made my inquiry...the kids had put it is lost and found.....ahhhhhhhhh. I really like this light piece of outerwear

HappyUP!!! - clean sheets
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -technically, I guess this was last night...but I enjoyed them after I have to do it today. know the clean you/clean sheets feeling!

HappyUP!!! -no sugar
Why it happened - making an alteration
Why it makes me happy - OK...I'm not neo-nazi on this yet. If I have some condiments or food around with a bit of sugar, I can live with it for now. Today was easier than yesterday ...and I can see it getting easier. This will be an interesting experiment

HappyUP!!! - an adjustment
Why it happened - I got people
Why it makes me happy- THAT was a good session today! Craaaaccccck!

Monday, October 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4480

HappyUP!!! - meditation
Why it happened -I do that ocasionally
Why it makes me happy - that was a nice bit of peace today. We shall see if I can be somewhat consistent here. It's really easy to do....and I ALWAYS come out of it with a high

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened - the weather mostly
Why it makes me happy -I's what I do. I had to cut it short due to an equimpment issue but the foliage is turning...the wind was perfect....just gorgeous

HappyUP!!! -blowing out the gutters
Why it happened -I have a blower
Why it makes me happy -OK...I'm not nuts about being on the roof anymore. Yet, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. My handheld blower did the job in it's maiden attempt at this project! Indespensible little tool

Sunday, October 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4479

HappyUP!!! - 6 string progress
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy -I'm not grinding THAT hard...but I keep pecking away. Got that cool little lick from Layla in the muscle memory...nope, not down yet, but it's right there. "Willin" was something else I picke up today. Got some other licks getting joined up as well. Diggin it...soulful stuff

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Brothers Lawn Chair Company
Why it happened -I get to play with my bro
Why it makes me happy -I don't take golfing with the bro for granted one single fortunate in that way. We partnered up today..  We were down at the turn...then we both caught fire for awhile. We were now killing the nephew and his partner. I must have got hit by the extinguisher on the 15th our name implies...."we fold em up!"  Good times

HappyUP!!! -World Series...DONE
Why it happened - Boston just kicked butt
Why it makes me happy - first, the Dodgers lost...AGAIN! Second, I am going to take back all of my evenings this week! Hey, I have stuff to do!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4478

HappyUP!!! - great food
Why it happened -Member member tourney
Why it makes me happy - nice little eggs and bacon brekko...tasty lunch (with warm cookies)...and some appetizers afterward (those shrimp were out of this world!)

HappyUP!!! - big win in our second match
Why it happened - the other team made mistakes and my parnter didn't
Why it makes me happy -I'd be happiER if I had shown up today...I had a couple of moments but I was far from my best. Hey...that happens. After a drubbing in the first match, we were out of it. The second 9 was seemed like we could have put ourselves back in it. NICE! 

HappyUP!!! - Dodgers loss
Why it happened -Boston jumped on the new pitcher
Why it makes me happy - Poor wittle Puig...."superman" was all smiles and his showboatin self when he hit that homerun to go up 4-0.  Watching his countenance change when they started getting spanked was just priceless!