Monday, September 30, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2772


HappyUP!!! - wonderful dinner
Why it happened - one of my ex-admins set it up
Why it makes me happy - so fun catching up with "my staff" and the twists and turns that life has taken them.....and the food was pretty darn good too!

HappyUP!!! - new Kix
Why it happened - got an event
Why it makes me happy - my old golf dogs were looking a bit worn....LOVE the new pair...and the suggestion by the pro on how to make them comfy

HappyUP!!! - running errands/handling business
Why it happened - deadlines
Why it makes me happy - today was just one of those "flow" days....getting so much done...so easily...that you feel like you should actually be doing more (and probably should have...but...hey...that is what tommorrow is about)

HappyUP!!! - the countdown till Saturday
Why it happened - people plan things
Why it makes me happy - it's going to be an EPIC night

JJ

New Golf Kix
New Hat
New Jacket
Running errands
Running the Carerra
Meeting with the Double J's


HappyUP!!! Day 2771


HappyUP!!! - finding a game
Why it happened - I went looking
Why it makes me happy - none of my regulars were playing this morning....but some of my other friends were...and they welcomed me in....NICE!

HappyUP!!! - greens
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - THIS is the bittersweet day of the year...the greens are PERFECT....but...TOMMORROW they will be a ripped up piece of meat for the fall aeration.  Man....the last three days.....JUST PERFECT greens!

HappyUP!!! - feeling better
Why it happened - a little rest
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like feeling better after one was feeling a little grimey?

HappyUP!!! - finalizing plans
Why it happened - ol friend putting it together
Why it makes me happy - can't wait for this reunion!

JJ

Being taken in
Brekko
Pitch/putt 1....bunker shot/putt 2....pitch in/birdie 5.....drive 6....hybrid 7....bunker shot/putt 9....drive/7 iron 11.....putt 13...pitch 14....wedge/putt 15...pitch/putt 16....bunker shot 18
Weather
Greens condition
Finalizing some plans
Feeling better

Saturday, September 28, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2770


HappyUP!!! - clothing score
Why it happened - I took a chance
Why it makes me happy - yeah....it was last minute for the venue.....BUT....I ended up catching a sale on a few items....NICE

HappyUP!!! - evening fun
Why it happened - an invitation
Why it makes me happy - we had SOOOOO much fun at the club celebrating tonight. What an event!

HappyUP!!! - largo birdie on 2
Why it happened - probably a bit of luck
Why it makes me happy - my ball striking has been in the TOILET....how I hit this one so close is beyond me....but I did. NICE!

HappyUP!!! - the 7 day countdown begins
Why it happened - it's an EVENT
Why it makes me happy - SOOOOOO looking forward to next Saturday!!!

JJ

7 iron/largo/BIRDIE 2...pitch/putt/par 4.....pitch 5....drive/7 iron 7....bunker shot/sandie 8...recovery punch/pitch/tap in 9...drive/5 iron 11....7 iron/putt 12....hybrid 13...drive/wedge 16....pitch 17....bunker shot 18

After round time
Nice clothing score....2 for 1...actually even better
Weather...much warmer this morning

Friday, September 27, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2969


HappyUP!!! - wedge on 4
Why it happened - it was perfect
Why it makes me happy - when you hit a touch shot....EXACTLY like you want to.....it's THAT moment in golf....much more satisfying than crushing a drive

HappyUP!!! - getting a W
Why it happened - substandard golf
Why it makes me happy - love partnering with Buddy. It was a small win....but it was a win nonetheless

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - ???
Why it makes me happy - fall is HERE.......and I LOVE the fall...my favorite season

JJ

Drive/hybrid 1....6 iron punch 2....drive/4 iron/wedge/putt/largo BIRDIE 4....putt 5...pitch/putt/bullet 6...hybrid 7...bunker shot/pitch shot/putt 9....drive/pitch/putt 11....pitch 12....putt/bullet 13...sawed off 6 iron/pitch 14...9 iron 15...recovery 6 iron 16

Miles
Buddy
Weather
Done early
Gettting ready for the big day

Thursday, September 26, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2968


HappyUP!!! - present acquired
Why it happened - on a deadline
Why it makes me happy - GREAT to scratch this off the list

HappyUP!!! - WRAPPED
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - sooooooooooo much fun coming

HappyUP!!! - walk/weather
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - just felt great to be out there today




Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2967

HappyUP!!! - getting out with small loss
Why it happened - we came back
Why it makes me happy - sometimes a loss is a win

HappyUP!!! - meeting a new guy
Why it happened - we had a guest
Why it makes me happy - nice guy....good player...and a future resource for a project

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - meeting cancelled
Why it makes me happy - I needed that today...felt soooooooo good

JJ

Ol Nutter Almanac 2013

It's that time of year again!!! You ALL want to know....just what kind
of summer are we looking at....and...as usual...my system is 100% 
guaranteed to be somewhat reliable!


THE CALL - we will have 13 days or less of 100 degree days this summer in the Sacramento/Roseville area....and it would NOT shock me if we have 10 days or less

The Days - 1) 6/7....103  2) 6/8...108 3) 6/28...103 4) 6/29....105 5) 6/30...106 6) 7/1...104
7) 7/2...103 8) 7/3...104  9) 7/4....109  10)...8/19...101...11) 9/8...100 12) 9/9,,,101  

Final HappyUP!!!!date - let's just seal it off for the year now that summer has passed....and all of us pay homage to the WONDER that IS.........Ye Ol Nutter Almanac!!!  Always guaranteed to be....somewhat reliable! (Though....in looking at it's track record....seems you can pretty much take it to the bank!)

9/18/13 HappyUP!!!date - summer isn't officially over yet...still have a few more days to duck....but nothing in the forecast predicting anything close to the century mark.  After that testy hot spell in early July, it appears that the Ol Nutter Almanac will once again prove it's "science."

9/6/13 HappyUP!!!date - yet another week of nothing over 100.  We have a call for some 100 in the next few days.  After that hot spell in July, it looked like the Ol Nutter Almanac was BLOWN OUT! We'll see

8/30/13 HappyUP!!!date - not another 100 degree day in the past....and not another one predicted for the next week.  Niiiiizzzze

8/20/13 HappyUP!!!date - doggone it...snuck in another 100 degree day yesterday.  Cooler days ahead in the forecast though

8/14/13 HappyUP!!!date - another gorgeous week in the books.  We may test 100 today but the call is for 99....and then some cooling.  Who knows if the Almanac will be right on the money this year?....but, other than that little spell at the end of June/beginning of July, it's been a VERY pleasant summer.

8/5 HappyUP!!!date - another great week for the Almanac....with cool summer weather planned for the week ahead.  It's going to be a stretch but the Almanac, which was written off a month ago, may be proving itself yet again.

7/28 HappyUP!!!date - we were knocking at the door since last update...but nothing cracked the century mark since that sizzling heat wave of early July.  HappyUP!!!

7/19 HappyUP!!!date - only 99 today...whew...that was close!!!

7/12 HappyUP!!!date - a couple of 99 degree days here pre weather.com....but nothing else to add to the total

7/6 HappyUP!!!date - DONE with the heat snap....the Ol Almanac took a beating over the last week.  IF the almanac can keep up it's fairly impeccable record, 4 more days of 100 or more would be just lovely!

6/30 UPDATE - four triple digit days down.........and a whole week more coming at us!  Hmmmm....what if....juuuuuuuhhhhhhhssssssst what if?.....we expire all of the 100 degree days in this little "hot pop" and the Almanac is still correct for the year?  THAT would be niiiizzzzze!

6/25 UPDATE- uh oh.......the unthinkable could happen! The Ol Nutter Almanac may be looking at it's first major miss since it has been formally published. Beginning this Thursday, per Accuweather.com, we are looking at 15 straight days of 100 degrees or more.  

While it happens here in the valley, a 2 week heat wave like this has not hit us in years.  Lots of implications to that which will be far more significant than Ol Nutter having an off year.

6/22 UPDATE - I just praise my CAJONES....for even trying to do something NO meteorolgists would even dare to do...predict 100 degree days in Sac for the summer year after year.  I give myself a little extra juice cuz, as I made the prediction, I was looking at a BLAZING predicted weekend. I had room to fudge it a couple of days....it would have even been acceptable under my model...but I didn't. I still took the risk. We sit here on 6/22....only 2 days over 100 now....and we are IN summer as of yesterday.

6/5 UPDATE - we got by the first Almanac weekend without hitting those dreaded triple digits. We won't be as lucky this weekend.  Fri/Sat/Sun are all going to be Blazing!

Tricky call - this year.  The Ol Nutter Almanac always goes off the Jazz Festival Weekend weather.

This year - it was problematic. The Almanac is geared to go off of the weather toward the end of May. This year's festival fell as far away from the end of the month that it could.

It rained - on the last day of the fest.  THAT means 10 days or less of 100 degree weather. THAT is a BOLD call (which has been right in the past many times).

Yet - we are turning around and staring at 100 degrees on the following weekend....CRAZY.  100 degrees on festival weekend means 20 days of 100 or more.

I did an extrapolation - it would be a NO BRAINER (tho still risky) to call 15 days or less of 100 degrees this summer.....

...I won't do - the easy way out....even though it cost me NAILING the exact number of days when I did the same thing last year.  

THE CALL - we will have 13 days or less of 100 degree days this summer in the Sacramento/Roseville area....and it would NOT shock me if we have 10 days or less

As always - the measurement will be the weather.com website for Roseville, California

Apply that sunscreen, kids - if you are someone that needs to.  

It will be a WONDERFULLY -  mild summer in the hot valley!

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, September 24, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2966


HappyUP!!! - team play
Why it happened - I got a pass
Why it makes me happy - sometimes, it's good to be excused

HappyUP!!! - PreggoUP
Why it happened - I think we know how THAT happens
Why it makes me happy - thrilled for the upcoming delivery

HappyUP!!! - audio files
Why it happened - I was cleaning out my phone
Why it makes me happy - just tremendous stuff



Monday, September 23, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2965


HappyUP!!! - garden destruction
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - always bittersweet when this day comes. No more fruit...but it needs to happen

HappyUP!!! - a find
Why it happened - I did a weird check
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like finding something that would have cost over $100 to replace?

HappyUP!!! - tilling
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - had some work done on the tiller earlier this year.....that baby fired up like a champ.....and I loved the grind

HappyUP!!! - Dinner
Why it happened - my buddy was in town
Why it makes me happy - SOOOOOOO great catching up.......and the salmon was delicious...as usual


Sunday, September 22, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2964


HappyUP!!! - early start...early finish
Why it happened - Mr/Mrs event was scheduled for later
Why it makes me happy - tho not nuts about a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start to get us off the course in time for the later event, it was nice to be done early enough to enjoy the rest of the day

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened - I got it ON
Why it makes me happy - it happened EXACTLY when my partner and I needed it!

HappyUP!!! - great chat with E-man
Why it happened - I needed a favor
Why it makes me happy - while unable to do the favor, we had a great discussion

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - last day of summer?
Why it makes me happy - after getting caught out in yesterday's DELUGE, today was OH SO PLEASANT!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2963


HappyUP!!! - surviving the weather.
Why it happened - we took a little break
Why it makes me happy - I don't usually play golf in inclement weather. Today was the NCGA Team playoffs, however, and we had to get it finished.  All of a sudden on hole 8, the skies opened up and just DUMPED in a serious downpour.  We had to come in due to the lighning. Once that passed, it was just about playing in the rain.  NOT a lot of fun....but happy to get this round done

HappyUP!!! - GREAT smoothie
Why it happened - I had some fresh fruit
Why it makes me happy - this is a habit I need to incorporate more often....so tasty and soooo good for me....especially when I toss in that kale

HappyUP!!! - club service
Why it happened - we have a great club
Why it makes me happy - those people take great care of us

JJ

GREAT smoothie
GREAT range session
2 putt 1....crazy pitch 2
Club service 3
Bogey 3.....fabulous par 4....8 iron/putt 3...drive/9 iron/BIRDIE 6.....hybrid 7....hybrid 8...hybrid 9....FABULOUS par playing up 18 on 10 (such a grinder)....bunker shot to gimmie par 12....drive/pitch/putt/ par 13.....pitch/putt/par 14....hybrid 15....6 iron 17
Great guys to play with
The playoffs are done
Surviving the weather

Friday, September 20, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2962


HappyUP!!! - Luke pulls out the win
Why it happened - Area Contest
Why it makes me happy - glad to see one of my club members pull down some brass!

HappyUP!!! - Tomatillo Chicken a winner again
Why it happened - pot luck
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE this dish.....and glad others did as well

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened - a pitch and putt on 9
Why it makes me happy - as bad as I played.....breaking even was like a BIG WIN!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2961



HappyUP!!! - connecting
Why it happened - my old pal was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - it's awesome when someone tracks you down when you haven't heard from them in awhile

HappyUP!!! - dumping quarters
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - some of my local business friends LOVE this. It's a win-win

HappyUP!!! - great ride
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - it was just perfect out on the road this morning

JJ


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2960


HappyUP!!! - Derrell's speech
Why it happened - his turn
Why it makes me happy - WOW!!! What a great story.....and delivered in a way that surprised me. Love this guy! Can't wait to help him out a bit more

HappyUP!!! - VERY solid round today
Why it happened - got a little reminder yesterday
Why it makes me happy - after a substandard day yesterday, I was back on it today.  Only a couple over par....3 nice birdies....could have taken this down a bit lower....very happy with it at this point

HappyUP!!! - news minute
Why it happened - I was called upon
Why it makes me happy - I had a LOT of fun with this one! Fun was what was called for "in the news" considering things happening in the world over the last two days

JJ

Derrell's speech
News minute
coffee
Good break/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 1....6 iron from the third fairway 2...putt/bullett 3....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt 4....8 iron 5...drive/wedge/putt 6....drive 7....4 iron/chutt 8...drive/thin to win/2 putt 9.....cut 5 iron around the tree/putt/BIRDIE 10...4 iron recovery 11.....4 iron into the wind 12...8 iron high cut from alternate fairway 13....6 iron punch 14....drive/wedge/nearly holed out/largo/BIRDIE 15....high draw 8 iron 16.....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt 18
Big win
Great round....had a chance to break my record...just couldn't bring it home
AGT Final
Weather

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2959


HappyUP!!! - 2 fabulous speeches and a great presentation
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - all good stuff that was wonderful to absorb

HappyUP!!! - delivering an evaluation
Why it happened - I was asked
Why it makes me happy - this was a tough little project...but I did a really good job with it

HappyUP!!! - a couple of birdies
Why it happened - mostly my putter
Why it makes me happy - somedays, the long game isn't working so well. On those days, you better hope the flat stick can bail you out.  Definitely got bailed out today!

JJ
3 fabulous speeches
What an enriching day
Great evaluation
Pitch/putt 2....pitch/putt 3....wedge/putt/BIRDIE 4...4 iron 8...putt/BIRDIE 12....7 iron 17
AGT Finals

Monday, September 16, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2958


HappyUP!!! - trip to T-J's
Why it happened - needed stuff
Why it makes me happy - found some OTHER stuff too!

HappyUP!!! - good book
Why it happened - doing a re-visit
Why it makes me happy - this was a great read the first time long ago

HappyUP!!! - catching up with an old buddy
Why it happened - I got a phone call
Why it makes me happy - he'll be in town next week.....DinnerUP!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2957


HappyUP!!! - Great walk
Why it happened - beautiful morning
Why it makes me happy - it was just so perfect out there

HappyUP!!! - off loading some books
Why it happened - found a spot
Why it makes me happy - starting up (again) on a persnickety little project.....and....getting started sometimes is half completed

HappyUP!!! - I'm IN
Why it happened - players needed
Why it makes me happy - I will be in the starting lineup for the Playoffs next Saturday...and I will be fortunate enough not to have to be a "road soldier."  Half our team plays here...half plays away

JJ



Saturday, September 14, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2956


HappyUP!!! - Fresh Market
Why it happened - needed some salmon
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE this store!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened - recovery skills
Why it makes me happy - I was going to be lucky to make a par....let alone a birdie from my location. While a bit of luck is always involved, this actually was a test of skill. That low hooking 8 iron from 120 and the follow up putt were JUST what the doctor ordered for our team

HappyUP!!! - prep for class reunion
Why it happened - they are having it at my club
Why it makes me happy - there will be an "after party" tomorrow.....should be a great thing to stop by for....glad I got the invite

HappyuP!!! -

JJ

Fresh Market
Sandie Bullett Par 9....Birdie 10...Fabulous up and down 11...putt 14....recovery shot/putt/BIRDIE 15...drive/wedge/putt 16....wedge/putt/grinding it out 18
Weather

Friday, September 13, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2955


HappyUP!!! - best 9 holes since I started golfing again
Why it happened - putter woke up
Why it makes me happy - that 3 under par 33....well...it was one shot and a total of one inch from being a 30 on the back 9 today

HappyUP!!! - a letter
Why it happened - communication
Why it makes me happy - it's not about "winning,"....because there is always smoke after a fire. I'm just happy that the powers that be backed off a bit and came to a more logical conclusion regarding a dues issue.

HappyUP!!! - salmon fishing
Why it happened - I checked in
Why it makes me happy - got a buddy who is having a severe health issue. Pretty sure I will be getting a fishing license soon to go try to hook a meat-fish on his boat.....and....even if I fail...we'll have a good time

HappyUP!!! - a little putter fix
Why it happened - a slight change to posture...and stroke
Why it makes me happy - even a fellow golfer noted on how different...and well...the rock was rolling. No, not just compared to me....but compared to what he sees in general. I saw it as well. When you are rolling it well, the ball just seems to grip the green

HappyUP!!! - great dinner
Why it happened - I can do that
Why it makes me happy - that steak....and that stir fry broccoli....well....it was over the top tonight

JJ

Weather
Great steak
Super brekko
Drive/8 iron 1...4 iron recovery 3...9 iron 4....pitch 5...wedge 6...hybrid/pitch/putt 8...drive/6 iron 9...drive/wedge/putt/birdie 10....drive/putt/sandie bullett 11...6 iron/putt/birdie 12....drive/6 iron/putt/birdie 13....hybrid 14....drive/wedge/near birdie 15...drive/wedge/near birdie 16....hold off 5 iron 17....drive/hybrid/wedge/putt/birdie 18
Getting the W

Thursday, September 12, 2013

HappyUP!!! DAY 2954


HappyUP!!! - FABULOUS invitation
Why it happened - my buddy remembered me
Why it makes me happy - SOOOOOO thrilled to be invited to my pal's big invitational golf tournament .  I'll have to arrange for a kitty sitter to cover me for the days I am away...should not be a problem.  THIS is going to be a GREAT event!

HappyUP!!! - thank you card
Why it happened - I sent a gift
Why it makes me happy - it is always nice to be thanked

HappyUP!!! - check in the mail
Why it happened - it's an occasional thing
Why it makes me happy - c'mon....who doesn't love a nice check in the mailbox?

JJ

Thank you card
Latest edition of TI magazine
Check in the mail

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2953


HappyUP!!! - Whose Objection Is It Anyway
Why it happened - I was called upon to be a judge
Why it makes me happy - this "game show" that was put on was absolutely fantastic. So fun. So nice to see soooooo many enthusiastic people there....got to meet new people that are out of my routine. Great morning

HappyUP!!! - landing on time
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I was the Toastmaster today....lots of confusion leading up to this meeting....speeches ran long...our area governor was there.....I managed the situation...and we ended the meeting RIGHT on time

HappyUP!!! - largo 4
Why it happened - 3 good shots
Why it makes me happy - I should have made the putt....but didn't.  I just LOVED the cute little wedge I snuggled up to the pin. It's what I have been working on

JJ

Coffee
Area Governor
Observance of Patriot's Day
Landing the meeting down on time
"Who's Objection Is It Anyway"
3 wood/8 iron 1....drive/hybrid/pitch 3....drive/4 iron/wedge/largo 4....pitch 5....drive/wedge 6...drive/4 iron/pitch 7....pitch 8....drive/hybrid/putt 9.....chip 10...pitch 11...putt 12...pitch 13...hybrid 14....wedge 16...7 iron 17..drive/hybrid/holdoff 9 iron 18
Calamari
Weather



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2952


HappyUP!!! - speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - just loved the variety.  Gooney Birds to Famous speeches

HappyUP!!! - partner
Why it happened - he tore it up today
Why it makes me happy - he saved my bacon today. I was a LOAD....but he threw down a 73...while our opponent looked like he was going to throw down something MUCH lower for awhile

HappyUP!!! - great camaraderie
Why it happened - mostly because I sucked
Why it makes me happy - I deserved.....and enjoyed the ribbing I got today. I know how to take it


Monday, September 09, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2951

GREAT end of season deal!!! One always
needs some water sox!

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened - I had errands
Why it makes me happy - why take the car?

HappyUP!!! - new sox
Why it happenned - it SHOULD be an annual event
Why it makes me happy - my golf socks were looking a bit threadbare...and have for awhile....tossed em all...replaced em all....niiiiizzzze

HappyUP!!! - clearing up a financial matter
Why it happened - I got on top of it
Why it makes me happy - simplified my life with this move today

Sunday, September 08, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2950


HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened - came back
Why it makes me happy - there are times a small loss is like a win.....and there are other times that breaking even is a HUGE win...yeah...that was today

HappyUP!!! - Niners
Why it happened - it's the season
Why it makes me happy - great start to the season

HappyUP!!! - Raiders
Why it happened - it's the season
Why it makes me happy - yeah....I CAN root for both of the local teams despite local idiot opinion that says that you can't. Unfortunately, the R's lost today....but they played a darn good game on the road



JJ

4 iron/wedge/largo 1...drive/3 wood/pitch/putt 3....drive/wedge/largo 4...9 iron/putt 5...drive/wedge/largo/birdie 6....hybrid 7....5 iron/greenie 8....drive/7 iron 9....drive/hybrid 10...drive/bunker shot 11...great break/6 iron 12....putt 13....4 iron/wedge/putt 14....pitch 16....

Breaking even

Saturday, September 07, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2949


HappyUP!!! - great scramble brekko
Why it happened - the club gets it on
Why it makes me happy - the cupboards were a bit bare this morning....love Saturday morning breakfast at the club

HappyUP!!! - America's Cup
Why it happened - it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy - great to expand my world and understanding another sport that is interesting

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - scrambling
Why it makes me happy - I usually scramble for pars...not for a birdie. I SPRAYED that drive dead right on 18....played a 3 wood down the 10th fairway....and hit a MIRACULOUS 7-iron from a lie above my feet...that barely cleared a tree....to within 5 feet of the pin...........and even made the putt! One of my greatest birdies EVER

JJ

Great scramble brekko
Wonderful night of sleep
Drive 1....drive/pitch/putt 4...9 iron 5...drive/wedge/largo 6....drive/pitch/par 7....hybrid/greenie 8...drive 9...drive/hybrid/wedge/largo 10...drive/7 iton 11...7 iron/chutt/putt 12...drive/pitch/putt 13...hybrid/8 iron/putt 14...bunker shot/putt/sandie bullet 15....6 iron recovery/wedge 16....incredible pitch 17....3 wood/7 iron from 10th fairway/largo birdie 18
Stepping it up on 18....when I started with a foot in the sewer...never giving up
America's Cup
The TuneUPs

Friday, September 06, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2948


HappyUP!!! - early start
Why it happened - outside tournament later
Why it makes me happy - glad to tee it up at 7:30 and be done before the heat

HappyUP!!! - brother's round
Why it happened - he had "a day"
Why it makes me happy - he was my opponent. It put me in a weird spot. I want him to keep going and do good...but...at the same time...he is beating me and my partner's brains out!  The answer...step up the game...which we did a bit...and got out with minimal damage

HappyUP!!! - US Open Tennis
Why it happened - it's an annual deal
Why it makes me happy - I like tennis...but love high level competition

JJ

Early start
Gutting it out on initial hole 18/from the rough/and the bunker/to having a great par look...gutting it out on 1/recovering from bad drive/wedging it to what should have been an easy par....drive/7 iron 2...drive/hybrid/wedge 3....drive/3 wood/pitch/par 4....9 iron birdie look 5....bunker shot 7...5 iron 8...drive/bunker shot 9....drive/wedge 10....5 iron recovery 11....pitch 12....pitch 13...9 iron to largo 14...drive/wedge/putt 15....7 iron recovery 16...wedge 17

Getting out cheap
Brother's good round
US Open Tennis

Thursday, September 05, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2947



HappyUP!!! - Tri Tip
Why it happened - it's football season
Why it makes me happy - so tasty...and so much fun

HappyUP!!! - my nephew
Why it happened - he stops by
Why it makes me happy - I'm a family guy...love when the kids swing by

HappyUP!!! - optometrist
Why it happened - I go once a year
Why it makes me happy - all good...again



Wednesday, September 04, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2946


HappyUP!!! - birdie on 9
Why it happenned - a bad shot went good
Why it makes me happy - not pretty...but a moneymaker

HappyUP!!! - GrillUP!!!
Why it happened - it just did
Why it makes me happy - good stuff coming up

HappyUP!!! - Speech Contest
Why it happened - tis the season
Why it makes me happy - what a GREAT competition!!! So glad to give guidance as Chief Judge

HappyUP!!! - a pick up
Why it happened - it was offered
Why it makes me happy - thought I would need to make a delivery tommorrow...instead...it was picked up....very convenient

JJ


Birdie on 9
Fairly solid putting
A big win
Speech Contest
Judging
Very quiet 37 on the front
Getting something picked up rather than having to deliver

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2945


HappyUP!!! - Speech Contest
Why it happened - it's contest season
Why it makes me happy - we were tossed a hot potato. It wasn't elegant...but we got it done...and we have excellent representatives to show up for us at the next level.

HappyUP!!! - America's Got Talent
Why it happened - I was doing some tube
Why it makes me happy - loved the country guy that sang "Bless the Broken Road"....and the lyric......"God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you."  I had never heard that Rascal Flatts tune before. As I did research, I found out it was an old one....but a GREAT ONE!  Dude did a great acoustic on the show...as I listened to the original on YouTube....absolutely awesome.

HappyUP!!! - got a commitment
Why it happened - I needed a favor
Why it makes me happy - glad I'll fulfill a promise


Monday, September 02, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2944


HappyUP!!! - Del Paso
Why it happened - my bro
Why it makes me happy - I haven't played at this venerable old club since they did a TOTAL remodel. At the end of the day, I loved the old layout. Too many trees removed. Yet, at same time, they gutted it for the future...and will be holding the USGA Senior Open in a couple years. It was good to finally play it again

HappyUP!!! - Sam's Hof Brau
Why it happened - we were there
Why it makes me happy - my late mother was the bookkeeper for Sam's for many years. I still remember that being the place where I discovered pickles...really good ones...for free. Yep, I grabbed a bunch of those shaved delicious morsels and put them aside my dinner. Trip down memory lane. Haven't eaten there in.....I don't even know how many years

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - crazy weather
Why it makes me happy - we can use EVERY drop we can get...no matter the time of year. I won't kid you...I wasn't happy about it when it was pouring on me on 16 and 17. I would have loved to play those holes in nice weather. At the end of the day, I'm glad the heaven's opened up. It actually was kind of cool to wake up to.

JJ

Del Paso
Birdie on 9
Sam's Hof Brau
Rain?

Sunday, September 01, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2943


HappyUP!!! - 7 iron 13
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - when one is on a sidehill with the ball severely above one's feet, there are adjustments that have to be made. The ball is going to go left...and the chances of a solid ball strike are reduced. I got all over that one for a solid birdie look today. Just a beautiful shot

HappyUP!!! - golf tournament
Why it happened - it's the playoffs
Why it makes me happy - THAT was an exciting PGA tournament.....and Adam Scott was a great winner

HappyUP!!! - Picking up/dropping off
Why it happened - it was requested
Why it makes me happy - good to put things in order

JJ

9 iron hold off 18...pitch 1....pitch/putt 2...pitch 3....drive/8 iron 4...9 iron 5....hybrid/pitch 7...hybrid 8...cut hybrid 9....drive/hybrid/putt 10....drive/pitch 11...7 iron 12...drive/7 iron off sidehill 13...4 iron/9 iron 14....cute 9 iron recovery punch 15...sandie/bullet 16....6 iron/putt 17

Golf Tournament
Picking up/dropping off