Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3126 NY Eve 2013


HappyUP!!! - Partner of the Year presentation
Why it happened - I kept track
Why it makes me happy - while it was a bit of a joke during the year....at the end of the year....it was an honor!

HappyUP!!! - gift to the Captain
Why it happened - cleaning out the swag
Why it makes me happy - he loved his stuff

HappyUP!!! - waking up for New Year
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I got better things to do than stay up until midnight. New Year is a made up holiday that really isn't a holiday....pretty much an excuse for people to act stupid and have bad behavior and make up things they will do in the next year that they can make up their minds about ANY day of the year..................but it was kind of cool to wake up for whatever reason at 11:55........and a few minutes later hearing all the firecrackers and such going off.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3125


HappyUP!!! - cleaning up
Why it happened - a bit of motivation
Why it makes me happy - THAT is one good looking kitchen!!! Love my kitchen. Tough to keep up...just love it when I get it just right

HappyUP!!! - leaves flowing down the street
Why it happened - wind
Why it makes me happy - it's the end of leaf season....and...it was sooooo cool today...watching leaves flow down the street like a raging tide.

HappyUP!!! - new strings
Why it happened - I busted another one
Why it makes me happy - what a joy it is to clean up my axe and to hear the sound of bright new pieces of wire

Monday, December 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3124


HappyUP!!! - the Claw
Why it happened - my city
Why it makes me happy - I am just so thankful that my City provides this service

HappyUP!!! - the end
Why it happened - a tough life
Why it makes me happy - my friend is now....finally....at peace.  I didn't like the news...but he is in a much better place now. RIP DP

HappyUP!!! - raking
Why it happened - trees
Why it makes me happy - I actually like to rake....but I also like when it is basically all done. Today was pretty much it



Sunday, December 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! 3123


HappyUP!!! - update on befallen friend
Why it happened - friend on the inside
Why it makes me happy - I think the inevitable is going to happen....but good to know

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - it's Dec in Nor Cal
Why it makes me happy - just a glorious day! Expensive to live here...but this is why we do

HappyUP!!! - football
Why it happened - it's our past time
Why it makes me happy - not a huge football fan...but I love it when it gets down to crunch time

JJ

Football
Weather
Update on a befallen friend
Cooking???

Saturday, December 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3122


HappyUP!!! - Family Time
Why it happened - sis in law
Why it makes me happy - HUGE family....GREAT family...and a lot of great times

HappyUP!!! - flipping some cards
Why it happened - party leftover
Why it makes me happy - I am not a big card player anymore...but...once in awhile....it's fun

HappyUP!!! - food
Why it happened - a party
Why it makes me happy - everything turned out great

JJ

Brussels
Chicken
Great times with family
Card game
Weather
Just taking it easy

Friday, December 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3121


HappyUP!!! - grocery run
Why it happened - tommorrow
Why it makes me happy - got everything I need for the party

HappyUP!!! - Facetime
Why it happened - I got a call
Why it makes me happy - I have Skyped....but never have done Facetime. It works well

HappyUP!!! - finding a lost item
Why it happened - Xmas leftover
Why it makes me happy - all of the Xmas accounting has now reconciled....I like it when things reconcile

Thursday, December 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3120 Xmas


HappyUP!!! - SOOOO much Xmas fun
Why it happened - a bit of planning and thinking
Why it makes me happy - it was just sooooo darn funny with the balloon gag

HappyUP!!! - great gift
Why it happened - a stab in the dark
Why it makes me happy - I actually got a couple of presents that I really needed!

HappyUP!!! - great evening
Why it happened - the season
Why it makes me happy - loved the end of this great day

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3119


HappyUP!!! - set up
Why it happened - pre-planning
Why it makes me happy - crossing my fingers...this could be EPIC!

HappyUP!!! - all things falling into place
Why it happened - planning
Why it makes me happy - relaxing day....waaaay ahead of time

HappyUP!!! - Xmas Eve dinner
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - sacred honor to be welcomed into this home. LOVED meeting all of the family...and.....the dinner......WAS OVER THE TOP!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3218


HappyUP!!! - great turnout
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - fellowship...nothing else needs be said

HappyUP!!! - Lowes
Why it happened - Xmas
Why it makes me happy - they had EXACTLY what I was looking for

HappyUP!!! - Total Wine
Why it happpened - Xmas
Why it makes me happy - close to Lowes....got the last of my holiday shopping....DONE!

JJ

Great turnout
Fun gift exchange
Lowes
Total Wine
Weather
Things coming together
Xmas card from Marge and Traver

Monday, December 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3217


HappyUP!!! - "Getting It"
Why it happened - I had a lesson
Why it makes me happy - seemed a bit overwhelming....worked with it a bit......yeah, I have a long way to go but it's not as daunting as I thought

HappyUP!!! - Ace Hardware
Why it happened - Xmas
Why it makes me happy - I couldn't believe that they actually had the PERFECT items I needed. Love that place

HappyUP!!! - neighbor news
Why it happened - grocery store
Why it makes me happy - great news for the holidays!!!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3216


HappyUP!!! - birdie on 17
Why it happened - hell of a 5 iron
Why it makes me happy - we NEEDED that birdie. I wasn't playing that well...BUT....that shot made it all happen

HappyUP!!! - an eagle by my partner
Why it happened - he's good
Why it makes me happy - he was a GREAT partner today....played so well. I drug him down a bit...but we did OK. It was wonderful watching tha shot hit the bottom of the cup

HappyUP!!! - a GREAT IDEA!!
Why it happened - I'm in holiday mode
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE how desperation creates inspiration and motivation. I would LOVE to be able to bottle that kind of thinking

Saturday, December 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3215


HappyUP!!!! - two skins!!!
Why it happened - a good shot and a better putt
Why it makes me happy - ALMOST got skunked this year.....NOPE!!! Winner!!!!

HappyUP!!! - slogging through the slop
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - glad to be able to make it through today

HappyUP!!! - a party
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - dinner was great and the people were even better. I was blessed to be invited!

Friday, December 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3214


HappyUP!!! - most welcome rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - bring it....bring it.....BRING IT!!!!

HappyUP!!! - wonderful lunch
Why it happened - Xmas
Why it makes me happy - the shop will LOVE what we are doing

HappyUP!!! - great fellowship
Why it happened - bagged on golf
Why it makes me happy - THAT was a lotta fun!

HappyUP!!! - message from a friend
Why it happened - I was being thought of
Why it makes me happy - it's going to be an even GREATER Christmas


Thursday, December 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3213


HappyUP!!! - visit with Dr Don
Why it happened - I had a reason
Why it makes me happy - great to get some help

HappyUP!!! - Hobby Lobby
Why it happened - Xmas is coming
Why it makes me happy - things are all coming together

HappyUP!!! - Blossoms and Balloons
Why it happened - she is my friend
Why it makes me happy - I got hooked up....BIG TIME today!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3212


HappyUP!!! - Xmas brekko
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - GREAT meeting and end of the year fellowship

HappyUP!!! - talk with Fred B
Why it happened - I initiated it
Why it makes me happy - what an honor it was for me to spend time in the presence of this GREAT man

HappyUP!!! - getting the lowdown
Why it happened - I inquired
Why it makes me happy - I have knowledge regarding some club changes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3211


HappyUP!!! - Keith stepped up
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - what a GREAT growth stretch that was!!!

HappyUP!!! - Tribute to Our Flag
Why it happened - I heard a speech
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't aware of the effect the War of 1812 had regarding our flag

HappyUP!!! - some extra golf
Why it happened - weather is coming
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't love a little win?


Monday, December 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3210


HappyUP!!! - meditation
Why it happened - consciousness
Why it makes me happy - to those that do...you know why....this was a good one

HappyUP!!! - revelation
Why it happened - maybe the above
Why it makes me happy - I just solved an Xmas issue

HappyUP!!! - great news
Why it happened - vets office
Why it makes me happy - all is OK

JJ



Sunday, December 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3209


HappyUP!!! - survived
Why it happened - a bit of meds
Why it makes me happy - working through it

HappyUP!!! - tamales
Why it happened - a buddy stopped by
Why it makes me happy - forget Xmas cookies....BRING ON the tamles!!! Love this visit

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 9
Why it happened - 3 good shots
Why it makes me happy - darn near jarred that 7 iron!

HappyUP!!! - Walter visit
Why it happened - oranges
Why it makes me happy - he loves them...I like them....I have too many of them....happy to offload to an appreciative buddy!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3208


HappyUP!!! - buying brekko
Why it happened - it was too much food
Why it makes me happy - my partner needed a little sustenance

HappyUP!!! - largo on 18
Why it happened - a great wedge shot
Why it makes me happy - awesome to step it up on the last hole!!

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - calm after the storm
Why it makes me happy - it really couldn't have been more perfect out after being couped up for a couple of days

Friday, December 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3207


HappyUP!!! - brekko with SK
Why it happened - we do it on occasion
Why it makes me happy - great opportunity to get caught up on a few things

HappyUP!!! - nope...not golfing today
Why it happened - looking at the weather report
Why it makes me happy - glad I didn't get caught in that mess

HappyUP!!! - sharing some time with Charlotte and Pete
Why it happened - I swung by the club
Why it makes me happy - learnted some things I didn't know.....and had a great time

Thursday, December 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3206


HappyUP!!! - watching the rain
Why it happened - I'm retired
Why it makes me happy - just wonderful to not worry about being out in that slop.....and to just enjoy this wonderful storm

HappyUP!!! - a little break in the rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - PERECT for being able to run a few errands

HappyUP!!! - taking care of the street
Why it happened - I have the time
Why it makes me happy - great opportunity to make sure everything worked as it should

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3205


HappyUP!!! - prepping for the storm
Why it happened - I got on it
Why it makes me happy - I got a LOT done in a hurry!!!

HappyUP!!! - Xmas brekko
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - great morning with my Toastmaster friends. Fellowship abounded

HappyUP!!! - GREAT MATCH today
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - everyone played pretty well....no cash exchanged hands.....an EPIC battle!

JJ

Prepping for the storm
Coffee
Articulator Christmas brekko
Grocery store and Jimmy
Weight progress
Getting ready for the storm
Hybrid/9 iron/putt/birdie 1...recovery shot/chip 2...drive/wedge/putt/bullett 3...drive/3 wood 4...8 iron/putt/near birdie/greenie 5...drive/gripped down 7 iron/largo/birdie 6...drive/7 iron 7...6 iron 8...drive/9 iron 9...drive/hybrid/wedge/near largo/putt/birdie 10...drive/5 iron 11...recovery wedge/wedge/putt/ 13...drive/9 iron (too much)/remarkable pitch to gimmie par 15...6 iron/near largo 17...drive/recovery 8 iron/ lipout putt for birdie 18
Great match today....great friends
Great round

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3204


HappyUP!!! - clarifying a controverey
Why it happened - we got stuff going on
Why it makes me happy - I like to be informed rather than opining. Got some great info today

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened - skillz showed up
Why it makes me happy - none of the 3 were cheap.....actually could have had 5 today

HappyUP!!! - partner had 4 birdies on back side
Why it happened - he's good
Why it makes me happy - it led to a BIG WIN today! His 4 birdies and my 3 led to a big win!!!

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - we have a great group
Why it makes me happy - lots of people out today.....but more than enough to make for a great experience

JJ

A meeting
Drive...9 iron 1....flop 2...drive/hybrid/wedge/largo 4....7 iron 5...drive/9 iron 6...pitch off the wood 7...6 iron greenie/birdie 8...drive/wedge 9...drive/hybrid/wedge/nearly holed out gimmie birdie 10...drive/pitch 11....7 iron greenie 12...drive/pitch 13...bunker shot/pitch off the tree well/putt...sandie bullet 14....drive/pitch 15....6 iron/greenie/putt/birdie 17....pitch/putt 18
A BIG W today
Great times afterward
Weather
An unexpected round

Monday, December 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3203


HappyUP!!! - x ray
Why it happened - healthcare
Why it makes me happy - I was in and out in less than an hour. The tech was really cool too.

HappyUP!!! - vision check
Why it happened - I do it once a year
Why it makes me happy - love my doc......VERY interesting dude....and all is cool

HappyUP!!! - buddy stopping by late night
Why it happened - he needs to speak tommorrow
Why it makes me happy - a lot of initiateve in why he stopped by....and we have a speaker tommorrow


Sunday, December 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3202


HappyUP!!! - Raiders win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - NO...it is NOT correct that you can have only one team. I grew up loving the Raiders....but have always loved the Niners too.  There was no lose in today's game for me today. It exposed some weaknesses for one team...and gave hope to the other. It was a good day

HappyUP!!! - smacking some spuds
Why it happened - I needed to
Why it makes me happy - I think I found a little sumptin sumptin

HappyUP!!! - seeing Walter
Why it happened - I needed supplies
Why it makes me happy - great late nite unlikely discussion. LOVE that guy!!!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3201


HappyUP!!! - raincheck
Why it happened - the store was out
Why it makes me happy - Incredible sale at Incredible Pets!!!.....but they didn't have the flavor I wanted. NO PROBLEM!!! They handed me a rain check and told me they would give me a call

HappyUP!!! - brekko and cancelling
Why it happened - it's the club
Why it makes me happy - yeah...could have played today....don't like to be in the drizzle. Instead, had a wonderful morning

HappyUP!!! - finding lost item
Why it happened - nephew stopped by
Why it makes me happy - love the nephew...thought I left something at his house. His visit made me do a "deeper dive"...and.....voila!!!!....there it was!  I LOVE finding lost stuff!

Friday, December 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3200


HappyUP!! - great information
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - it isn't often you get a chance that KNOWS an answer to a question
so well. I took advantage of it today

HappyUP!!! - cancelling my day at the office
Why it happened - I didn't want to get wet
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE the rain....to watch it!!!

HappyUP!!! - annual sale event
Why it happened - it's an annual event
Why it makes me happy - supported the shop...got some new stuff...and had a GREAT time with the gang!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3199


HappyUP!!! - cookies
Why it happened - RAK
Why it makes me happy - didn't expect (nor need) any cookies but very sweet that neighbors showed appreciation for yesterday

HappyUP!!! - RAK
Why it happened - yesterday's storm left a mess
Why it makes me happy - they won't know what I did today....but I do...and that's just fine

HappyUP!!! - my vet
Why it happened - needed supplies
Why it makes me happy - they couldn't fulfill my entire order....but they gave me a rain check on "the deal"....nice!!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3198


HappyUP!!! - Incredible rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I can't even remember when we have seen it like THAT.....just a deluge. Absolutely beautiful

HappyUP!!! - being able to enjoy the above
Why it happened - I'm retired
Why it makes me happy - it was just such a delight to watch nature today....siiigggghhhh.

HappyUP!!! - Random Act of Kindness
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - glad to be able to help the neighbors at the storm drain

HappyUP!!! - delivering
Why it happened - I was scheduled to speech
Why it makes me happy - I gave an old favorite today.....and my memory is pretty darn good. Hardly had to look at my notes and pretty much nailed it word for word


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3197


HappyUP!!! - wow....what a meeting
Why it happened - great group
Why it makes me happy - 3 great speeches....TT's...evals...we still got
out on time

HappyUP!!! - ending on the root
Why it happened - been working it
Why it makes me happy - my ear has always kind of known it....but I wasn't
fishing

HappyUP!!! - fingers getting in shape
Why it happened - working
Why it makes me happy - gotta have the fingers operating to do what I am doing

Monday, December 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3196


HappyUP!!! - December!
Why it happened - we own calendars
Why it makes me happy - the final countdown to lots of stuff begins!  Going to be a good one

HappyUP!!! - travellers safe
Why it happened - good driving?
Why it makes me happy - a long journey concluded well.  Ya can't beat that

HappyUP!!! - personal appointments
Why it happened - I made them
Why it makes me happy - I was a little tardy on the haircut.....good times there. The other one?....I was WAAAAY tardy on...all good

HappyUP!!! - slapping the agenda together
Why it happened - I was on the ball
Why it makes me happy - a Random Act of Kindness, for sure.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3195


HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I'm just CRAZY about this rain we are getting!....and what is on the way. I kind of like to drink water and bathe

HappyUP!!! - raking
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE the rain knocking down the leaves....and then having a clean lawn....if only for a day

HappyUP!!! - working on the 6 string
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - pretty cool stuff starting to happen

Saturday, November 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3194


HappyUP!!! - giving it a try
Why it happened - weather report
Why it makes me happy - yeah...the weather report was a bit askew....but...we perservered

HappyUP!!! - giving up
Why it happened - common sense
Why it makes me happy - yeah...we perservered.....but glad we cut it short...unlike our buddies. Man, that was some soaking rain

HappyUP!!! - soaking rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - this was the first one that had some significance....and more should be on the way. God....LET IT RAIN!!!!....I won't COMPLAIN!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3193


HappyUP!!! - BIG skins game
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - lots of great peeps getting together for a good time

HappyUP!!! - care package
Why it happened - Thanksgiving
Why it makes me happy - LOVED my leftovers tonite

HappyUP!!! - rain before bed
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - cracked the bedroom window.....and went to sleep to that LOVELY sound

HappyUP!!! - two closest to pins
Why it happened - found a little something
Why it makes me happy - didn't play well....but hit two of the best shots of the day....which yielded me a little dough-re-ME!!! THAT 4 iron on 12 was a thing of beauty!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3192


HappyUP!!! - Thanksgiving golf
Why it happened - some guys wanted to
Why it makes me happy - GREAT way to spend the morning. Yeah....I love the Macy's parade...but I'd rather take a beautiful walk

HappyUP!!! - FAMILY
Why it happened - Thanksgiving
Why it makes me happy - so much drama can happen on this day.....NEVER does here....love the family time

HappyUP!!! - wake up text
Why it happened - I was being covered
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't asleep...but I had miscalculated. Glad I got the heads up!!!

JJ

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3191


HappyUP!!! - Random Act of Kindness
Why it happened - I saw the opportunity
Why it makes me happy - I KNOW this one will be appreciated

HappyUP!!! - A WIN
Why it happened - a bit of me...and a lot of my partner
Why it makes me happy - I'm on a roll!!!

HappyUP!! - first evaluation
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - the new member was nervous....didn't know what to do....being thrown "into the fire"....I gave a few tips.....and the evaluation was great!





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3190


HappyUP!!! - alarm system worked
Why it happened - I was trained
Why it makes me happy - new venue....just glad I didn't cause the cops to show up

HappyUP!!! - new digs
Why it happened - venue change
Why it makes me happy - EVERYONE loves the new space

HappyUP!!! - two members stepping up
Why it happened - the Toastmaster stepped up too
Why it makes me happy - so glad others took the lead today. I would have...but I had a lot going on. Feels GREAT when others come to the rescue

Monday, November 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3189


HappyUP!!! - Random Act of Kindness
Why it happened - I stay aware at times
Why it makes me happy - it's always good when you do something for someone

HappyUP!!! - Random Act of Kindness 2
Why it happened - I had a sense
Why it makes me happy - see the above

HappyUP!!! - great deal on an item
Why it happened - pure luck
Why it makes me happy - everyone LOVES paying less than full bore!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3188


HappyUP!!! - Niners WIN!!!
Why it happened - the Giants cooperated
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't pretty....but it was  a win...a MUCH needed win!!! We move on

HappyUP!!! - guitar work
Why it happened - practice time
Why it makes me happy - nailed a few things down

HappyUP!!! - evening walk
Why it happened - was needing it
Why it makes me happy - went LONG...and it felt GREAT!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3187



HappyUP!!! - backing out of golf
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - some of the guys took a chance...glad I didn't...would have been miserable in that LOVELY rain

HappyUP!!! - Holiday Parade
Why it happened - cancelled golf
Why it makes me happy - it was a little inclement...but still lovely....saw my friend's daughter lead her dance team. Nice hometown affair

HappyUP!!! - the BIG rake
Why it happened - the rain stopped
Why it makes me happy - probably will rake a few more times.....but this was a BIG one....and...I actually like raking

Friday, November 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3186


HappyUP!!! - lasagna
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - a lovely evening

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 6
Why it happened - 3 good shots
Why it makes me happy - birdies been a little far and few between lately....I notice every one

HappyUP!!! - big WIN today
Why it happened - a bit of me...a lot of my partner
Why it makes me happy - a late season rally may be starting


Thursday, November 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3185


HappyUP!!! - the new protocol
Why it happened - I had to do something
Why it makes me happy - it seems to work!

HappyUP!!! - getting the tour regarding venue switch
Why it happened - I stay on top of things
Why it makes me happy - gonna be a great new place

HappyUP!!! - more rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - it ain't much....but it's something....and...hence...we celebrate here in dry Cali

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3184


HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - change of plans
Why it makes me happy - a little extra sleep and a slow morning is always great

HappyUP!!! - icebreaker
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - our new member knocked it out of the park. We got to know her...and we will meet her exactly where she is. It's EXACTLY what is supposed to happen

HappyUP!!! - a little rain...and a day off
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - caught up with the "non-sugar cubes" a little later. Good day to get things done

JJ

Morning Off
An icebreaker
Rain....day off
Catching up with buds

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3183 Tues


HappyUP!!! - farewell
Why it happened - time to move
Why it makes me happy - it is bittersweet....leaving a long long established venue....many good things happened there....but....at the same time...looking forward to new beginnings

HappyUP!!! - meeting went great
Why it happened - a bit of prep and a great group
Why it makes me happy - what a great sendoff!!!!

HappyUP!!! - hitting some balls
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - a nice little session

Monday, November 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3182


HappyUP!!! - setting up in advance
Why it happened - just being careful
Why it makes me happy - weird day tomorrow...decided to get a jump on it...it was eerie...a little weird....glad I did it in advance

HappyUP!!! - arrangements
Why it happened - I was thinking ahead
Why it makes me happy - everyone will be served

HappyUP!!! - getting help
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - one less thing I have to do tomorrow....sigggghhhh


Sunday, November 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3181



HappyUP!!! - 49er win
Why it happened - a little help
Why it makes me happy - the season continues.......and it was looking a little bleak there for a bit. The Niners need to start getting it into full gear pretty soon.

HappyUP!!! - good jammin
Why it happened - I picked up the axe
Why it makes me happy - some days are ok...some a bit rough...some are sweeet. Today was one of those

HappyUP!!! - short line
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I really try to avoid the grocery on a Sunday afternoon. I caught a break today. In and out.....swoooooosh!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3180


HappyUP!!! - Kings Win
Why it happened - they are tough
Why it makes me happy - it was NOT expected that they knock off the World Champs.....especially when it was such a tight ball game. These are games we used to lose!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron 17
Why it happened - some skill...some who knows?
Why it makes me happy - wasn't handling the sticks to well today. It was very unlikely that I would come up with this shot when I did.....but it was a money maker!!!

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - the club
Why it makes me happy - some great fellowship was shared this morning!

JJ

Brekko
9 iron 5....drive 6...hybrid 11...4 iron 12....drive 13...chutt 14...drive 16....4 iron 17
Good times post round
Kings beat San Antonio

Friday, November 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3179


HappyUP!!! - Al Roker
Why it happened - Today Show
Why it makes me happy - that dude just cracks me up! Great to see him conclude his 34 hour Guinness Record for non-stop weather reporting

HappyUP!!! - fantastic walk
Why it happened - morning fog
Why it makes me happy - it was just a different environment to trudge along in. It was kind of like walking in a different town

HappyUP!!! - running into old friend
Why it happened - coincidence
Why it makes me happy - great to know that this person is doing well despite a few challenges

Thursday, November 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3178


HappyUP!!! - Rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - just a quarter of an inch....but we'll take anything we can get

HappyUP!!! - evening fog
Why it happened - rain earlier
Why it makes me happy - fog can get really old after awhile....but, when you haven't seen it in awhile, it's kind of cool. Misty and mysterious

HappyUP!!! - fireplace
Why it happened - I own one
Why it makes me happy - THIS was a perfect day AND evening to have a cozy flame burning over in the tinder box.  Warming

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3177


HappyUP!!! - birdie on 4
Why it happened - 4 great shots
Why it makes me happy - I was off to a rough start.....this kind of righted the ship for a bit

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - kind of backed into this one
Why it makes me happy - hey...it wasn't pretty....but a win is a win!

HappyUP!!! - a longer speech
Why it happened - member working on advanced designation
Why it makes me happy - we needed to fill a little time today so it worked out perfectly! Love it when a plan comes together

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3176



HappyUP!!! - two icebrekers
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE getting to know new members in this way. Both were very transparent....and got off to a great start

HappyUP!!! - the dentist office
Why it happened - I go
Why it makes me happy - just a cleaning today.....but lots of thumbs up. My hygenist is great!

HappyUP!!! - errands
Why it happened - dental appointment
Why it makes me happy - got so much done and routed it perfectly to time with my appointment

HappyUP!!! - Veterans Day
Why it happened - we, as a nation, make it happen
Why it makes me happy - it always makes me think of my dad first...yeah...I admit it...could be a little selfish...but it is what I do. He was a POW...and, without his resolve, I wouldn't be here. That thought makes me appreciate all veterans

Monday, November 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3175


HappyUP!!! - great instruction
Why it happened - I signed up
Why it makes me happy - putting a few things together

HappyUP!!! - nephew
Why it happened - he swung by
Why it makes me happy - always like seeing da "kid"

HappyUP!!! - errands run
Why it happened - it's a Monday thing
Why it makes me happy - bam...bam...bam....just knocked them puppies off the list


Sunday, November 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3174


HappyUP!!! - 49er win
Why it happened - a bit lucky
Why it makes me happy - we will take the win any way we can get it. It's tough on the road...especially in New Orleans!

HappyUP!!! - wonderful reading
Why it happened - I read
Why it makes me happy - got some insights validated.....things that weren't making sense....well...they do now.

HappyUP!!! - visit from neighbor FF
Why it happened - he was out on a walk
Why it makes me happy - always like chatting with him.  I got some GREAT information today

HappyUP!!! - super walk
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - I felt extremely "light" on tonight's endeavor. It wasn't quite surreal but it approached it. Very cool!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3173


HappyUP!!!- getting the W
Why it happened - opponents kinda flopped
Why it makes me happy - a win is a win....all friendly competition

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - went out to dinner
Why it makes me happy - coolest place ever....they give you your entree....then you can get a second entree of any type for free all bagged up for you. NICE!!!

HappyUP!!! - exciting college football
Why it happened - easy Sat afternoon
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a HUGE college fan....but...as the season progresses, the games get a little more exciting. No exception today!!!

Friday, November 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3172


HappyUP!!! - golfing with my bro
Why it happned - invitation
Why it makes me happy - don't get to do this much these days....what a blessing

HappyUP!!! - pitch in on 15
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - it's really nice to watch a ball go in from about 40 yards....and it was in the entire time

HappyUP!!! - favor returned
Why it happened - respect
Why it makes me happy - wasn't expected....but it was nice to get the thank you

HappyUP!!! - Kings Double OT
Why it happened - they hung in there
Why it makes me happy - we used to be the ones on the losing side that BLEW these games. It was the Suns who did that tonight. 5-1 is a fabulous start to the season

Thursday, November 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3171


HappyUP!!! - garage
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - glad to get that situation cleaned up

HappyUP!!! - talking with buddy T
Why it happened - had a little situation
Why it makes me happy - glad to have friends who specialize in the business when ya need a little help

HappyUP!!! - dinner
Why it happened - put out the invite
Why it makes me happy - great time catching up with an old friend

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3170


HappyUP!!! - visit with M & C
Why it happened - the club
Why it makes me happy - love hanging out with these two

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 18
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - this GEM of a shot sealed the deal for a little W today

HappyUP!!! - getting to know new member
Why it happened - I inquired
Why it makes me happy - just makes the new member feel welcome and all of us become more connected

HappyUP!!! - lending a hand
Why it happened - friend needed some help
Why it makes me happy - just glad I was available and in position to be there when needed

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3169


HappyUP!!! - kookalakou
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - "everything will be alright".....nice term to know in any language....great speech

HappyUP!!! - Area Governor visit
Why it happened - requirement
Why it makes me happy - she had to be TOTALLY impressed with today's presentation...just awesome

HappyUP!!! - voting
Why it happened - democracy
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE going to the polls...even though my vote is marginal in most races....I did get to make a statement locally

Monday, November 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3168


HappyUP!!! - flu shot
Why it happened - errands
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't going to make this stop today....glad I did

HappyUP!!! - insurance
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - told drug store, "I'll just pay for it." They had my insurance on record and looked it up anyway.....freebie!

HappyUP!!! - learning new stuff
Why it happened - research
Why it makes me happy - this info is going to be VERY helpful



Sunday, November 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3167


HappyUP!!! - extra hour sleep
Why it happened - silly clock thing we do
Why it makes me happy - had a little insomnia last night......and that extra hour was just what was needed

HappyUP!!! - Kings WIN
Why it happened - they are rolling
Why it makes me happy - they may be off to a nice start!

HappyUP!! - visit from big Mac
Why it happened - in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy - just awesome doing some catching up on a lovely afternoon

HappyUP!!! - Wallenda walk
Why it happened - he is crazy
Why it makes me happy - I HATE watching this guy on the tightrope.....but I still have to do it. Thrilling!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3166


HappyUP!!! - keynote speaker
Why it happened - seminar day
Why it makes me happy - great perspective and interesting knowledge imparted

HappyUP!!! - Apple class
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - cool little tips to put in practice

HappyUP!!! - Breeders Cup
Why it happened - annual event
Why it makes me happy - I love the ponies at major events.....GREAT race!!


Friday, October 31, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3165


HappyUP!! - rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - not as much as we hoped for......but we'll take every fraction of an inch

HappyUP!!! - Kings Game
Why it happened - invited
Why it makes me happy - got to see the K's win their first game of the year. They looked good tonight

HappyUP!!! - Giants parade
Why it happened - World Series
Why it makes me happy - what a GREAT tribute to the G-men....very entertaining!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3164


HappyUP!!! - new wiper blades
Why it happened - O'Reilly
Why it makes me happy - this quick little trip is going to make a big difference tomorrow....and I LOVE that they put them on

HappyUP!!! - back OK
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - who wants pain?!?!

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - not going to be doing much of this tomorrow...great to get this one in



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! 3163


HappyUP!!! - new member icebreaker
Why it happened - part of the process
Why it makes me happy - what a pleasant surprise!!!

HappyUP!!! - Giants do it....AGAIN!!!
Why it happened - they are a team....a Dynasty
Why it makes me happy - what an organization......what a performance by MadBum....what a season!!!

HappyUP!!! - no Facebook
Why it happened - concious decision
Why it makes me happy - I don't know why people have to post mindlessly after an event (Giants WIN!!!).  For whatever reason, they do. It's OK.....but.....I find better ways to occupy my time. No need for the attention

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! 3162


HappyUP!!! - signing up
Why it happened - iniative
Why it makes me happy - long overdue......this is going to be cool

HappyUP!!! - the Pirate
Why it happened - toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - never seen someone give a speech like this before. It was awesome to see the member grow

HappyUP!!! - call from the E-man
Why it happened - he needed advice
Why it makes me happy - felt good to be able to provide wise counsel

Monday, October 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! 3161


HappyUP!!! - making chili
Why it happened - I got the bug
Why it makes me happy - can't remember last time I made chili from scratch.  Recipe says it needs to be in the fridge for a couple of days....ohhhhh....that means it's gonna be gooooooood

HappyUP!!! - running into new Toastmaster
Why it happened - getting chili supplies
Why it makes me happy - it was just a delight to run into someone that I just met last week.

HappyUP!!! - knocking out the to do list
Why it happened - free day
Why it makes me happy - I had gotten a little behind. It always feels good to get back on top

Saturday, October 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3159


HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN
Why it happened - they brought the bats
Why it makes me happy - one step closer to another title

HappyUP!!! - playing with new people
Why it happened - tournament
Why it makes me happy - I always see these guys around the club....good to get to know them

HappyUP!!! - tournament
Why it happened - we do it once in awhile
Why it makes me happy - neither my partner or I had our best game today....but we still came really close to the finals


Brekko
Wedge/putt/par 3....par 4
Pitch/putt 18....driver/hybrid/wedge/putt/birdie 10
Playing with new people
Appetizers afterward (judge and elo)
"Ubber" ride
Giants WIN big

Friday, October 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3158


HappyUP!!! - friends OK
Why it happened - we had an incident in our world
Why it makes me happy - the violent carjacker tried to get a friends keys today....and it all turned out well

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron 11
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy - it was just such a nice shot!

HappyUP!!! - a little happy hour
Why it happened - the club is expanding
Why it makes me happy - great to spend a bit of time with friends and spouses before coming home to the World Series

HappyUP!! - World Series
Why it happened - it's an American thing
Why it makes me happy - the outcome was horrible.....but it was a great game!

JJ

Friends OK
Drive/9 iron 1....5 iron 2....drive/hybrid/wedge 4....9 iron 5...drive/wedge 6....hybrid 7....drive/5 iron 9....drive/hybrid/wedge 10....drive/6 iron 11....pitch 13....putt 14....wedge 15....7 iron recovery 16.....putt 18
Weather

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3157


HappyUP!! - practice session
Why it happened - tournament coming up
Why it makes me happy - seems like I found that "sumptin sumptin" today....that I only find once in awhile

HappyUP!!! - painting touch up
Why it happened - I got off my butt
Why it makes me happy - could have let this one slide....but got it done before winter

HappyUP!!! - got the story
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - I thought something bad may have happened to a friend. Nope. Just a weird situation....which is good!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3156


HappyUP!!! - new TM set up
Why it happened - change needed
Why it makes me happy - a MUCH needed change to the room. The feel is much better

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 1
Why it happened - I got some skillz
Why it makes me happy - I put that bunker shot to the lip of the cup. It could have gone in. There are bunker shots that are more difficult...but this one was no cupcake.

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - nice play by partner
Why it makes me happy - he is now in the race for "Partner of the Year" with that performance

JJ

A win
A new TM set up
A new President
Bunker shot 1....7 iron 2.....great up and down 9...triple greenie 12...5 iron 17

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3155


HappyUP!!! - Nubbins
Why it happened - we were hungry
Why it makes me happy - haven't had a meal at this place in years. Delicious!!! A post-project celebration

HappyUP!!! - two new members
Why it happened - we have it going on
Why it makes me happy - it is just proof that we have an attractive product

HappyUP!!! - paperwork all DONE
Why it happened - I got off the duff
Why it makes me happy - I'm out in FRONT of it ....love that feeling

HappyUP!!! - the G-men
Why it happened - World Series
Why it makes me happy - no matter what.....the Gigantics NOW have home field advantage....and...unlike the usual.....NO TORTURE tonite!


Monday, October 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3154


HappyUP!!! - the spraying is DONE
Wby it happened - the project
Why it makes me happy - a little touch up tomorrow.....and we are done! The heavy lifting is over

HappyUP!!! - involvement by others
Why it happened - my idea is getting traction
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE when other members take ownership in our endeavor

HappyUP!!! - the Kid helping out
Why it happened - he is off work
Why it makes me happy - love hanging out with this guy....and to work alongside him

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3153


HappyUP!!! - partnering with double D
Why it happened - bonus golf!!!
Why it makes me happy - he is always a great partner...clutch

HappyUP!!! - what a group!!!
Why it happened - bonus golf
Why it makes me happy - we had all stars in there today....12 birdies between the 5 of us....THAT is a LOT!!!!  It also makes for very competitive play. What a round!!!

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - Nor Cal
Why it makes me happy - this is the the kind of weather that REALLY makes you feel alive!!!!

r

HappyUP!!! Day 3160


HappyUP!!! - Jumpin Johnny
Why it happened - he was on a ride
Why it makes me happy - glad he saw me and stopped by for a visit. Interesting convo

HappyUP!!! - Triple the points
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I was just doing some grocery shopping when the announcement came out that rewares customers get triple points!  I'll take it!!!

HappyUP!!! - lovely weather
Why it happened - Nor Cal in the fall
Why it makes me happy - it's not cheap to live here....but today is why we do. Gorgeous!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3152


HappyUP!!! - Rewind Festival
Why it happened - channel surfing
Why it makes me happy - it was AWESOME revisting 80's music

HappyUP!!! - fun in the roundabout
Why it happened - it's OPEN now!!!
Why it makes me happy - it was like racing!!!

HappyUP!!! - big accomplishment for my little buddy
Why it happened - he's been working on it
Why it makes me happy - he is one step closer to his goal

HappyUP!!! - a visit
Why it happened - I get visitors
Why it makes me happy - just a charming chat regarding the day's events

JJ

Wedge/putt/birdie 4....bunker shot/sandie/5....drive/wedge/putt/birdie 6....drive/pitch/putt/par 7...cute pitch/putt/par 9...great pitch 11...cute pitch 12....first bunker shot 14....recovery/putt 16......4 iron/triple greenie 17....drive 18

Weather
Chili Cheese omelette
Rewind Festival
Having fun in the roundabout
Police
Late visit
Accomplishment by my little buddy

Friday, October 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3151


HappyUP!!! - practice session
Why it happened - a little late to the game
Why it makes me happy - I was only a back 9 golfer today...but it gave me some time to work on the game a bit....productive

HappyUP!!! - a new little shot
Why it happened - I saw something on the Internet
Why it makes me happy - what is old becomes new. I actually used this shot many years ago....but had forgot about it.  Darn near holed out twice with it today

HappyUP!!! - the extra mile
Why it happened - it was the right thing to do
Why it makes me happy - I could have left the project early today. It would have been OK....but it would not have been "right." So glad I stayed! It's never crowded on the extra mile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3150


HappyUP!!! - Giants win it all
Why it happened - they are GOOD
Why it makes me happy - what an EPIC game!!! The G-men brought the LONG ball tonight....and took care of business! See you in Kansas City next week

HappyUP!!! - knocking out more of the project
Why it happened - we got on it
Why it makes me happy - no problems......just progresss

HappyUP!!! - the Giuseppe
Why it happened - a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy - doing a lot of work? You need a big sandwich!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3149


HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - we are in a drought!!! Bring on the buckets!!!

HappyUP!!! - a visitor
Why it happened - Giants game
Why it makes me happy - enjoyed hosting a little party

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - playoffs!
Why it makes me happy - one more...and it's the World Series, baby!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3148


HappyUP!!! - excellent back morning
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - it's wonderful to just be able to spring out of bed.  It doesn't always happen. A blessing today

HappyUP!!! - GREAT errands run
Why it happened - a north wind
Why it makes me happy - a little break in the work schedule and....BAM....a bunch of other stuff done

HappyUP!!! - special TM meeting
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - just VERY fulfilling....3 great speeches....a packed house....a guest that is going to join.  All systems GO!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3147


HappyUP!!! - knocking out all of that trim
Why it happened - a project
Why it makes me happy - our equipment worked well....we worked well....and we jammed today

HappyUP!!! - Niners Win
Why it happened - they are getting it together
Why it makes me happy - off to a shakey start this year, it appears that things are settling down

HappyUP!!! - "The Creeper"
Why it happened - some people are just that way
Why it makes me happy - while I highly suspected it, I got a bit of confirmation that I still have influence and control over this person's life.  It amuses me greatly

Sunday, October 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3146


HappyUP!!! - Pot Roast
Why it happened - a Sunday inspiration
Why it makes me happy - reminded me of VERY old times

HappyUP!!! - great ball game
Why it happened - NLCS
Why it makes me happy - the OUTCOME did not make me happy ....the feeling of intensity did. What a game! Why a sweeep would have been nice, a split at their place was just fine

HappyUP!!! - Cleaning UP
Why it happened - a new device
Why it makes me happy - this thing is THE BOMB. It is taking care of a sticky issue that I have had for a long time!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3145


HappyUP!!! - finding something on the back 9
Why it happened - it's golf
Why it makes me happy - it may not be the solution...but it got the cow into the barn. Something to work on

HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - MadBum
Why it makes me happy - a win in the NCLS on the road? C'mon....this was gravy. If we can win tomorow night, cherry on top

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - kind of backed into it
Why it makes me happy - my partner and I were down all day.....but...we gutted it out. I had a sandie bullett...a double greenie...a birdie on 14. Pards birdied 15 and 17....knocked in a cool little par putt on 18. Victory was had on the 18th hole!

JJ

Finding something on the back side
9 iron into 14...wedge into 15....sandy bullett par 11....double greenie 12
Getting the win on the last hole
Lots of laughs in the grill
Giants WIN

Friday, October 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3144


HappyUP!!! - umbrella find
Why it happened - a creative search
Why it makes me happy - one less thing I have to replace that I thought I might need to

HappyUP!!! - RC Willey
Why it happened - I was being responsible
Why it makes me happy - they had me in  and out of there with the needed item in NO TIME! I love a lack of a hassle

HappyUP!!! - chat with old pal JP
Why it happened - JP is back in town
Why it makes me happy - always entertained by this person

HappyUP!!! - bank
Why it happened - I was routing hard
Why it makes me happy - ANOTHER place that got me in and out today in a jiffy! I needed it today

Thursday, October 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3143


HappyUP!!! - great work
Why it happened - the project moves on
Why it makes me happy - things looked REALLY good today

HappyUP!!! - chatting with neighbors
Why it happened - incident in the hood
Why it makes me happy - it just brings us all together

HappyUP!!! - chat with an old friend
Why it happened - initiative
Why it makes me happy - great to hear that, after all these years, my old pal is doing well

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3142


HappyUP!!! - teaming with the doctor
Why it happened - luck of the draw
Why it makes me happy - we got taken down.....but not without a fight! Love playing with this guy!

HappyUP!!! - meeting someone with fellow history
Why it happened - unfortunate situation
Why it makes me happy - there is just something about meeting someone that went through something you did that was a major event

HappyUP!!! - end of an era
Why it happened - life...and death occur
Why it makes me happy - it is not as much as it makes me happy....but makes me look forward to the future.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3141


HappyUP!!! - lots of progress
Why it happened - we have a project
Why it makes me happy - got a LOT done today in a short period of time

HappyUP!!! - 3 great speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it was a tough decision on who would win today....they were ALL that good!

HappyUP!!! - Giants win!!!
Why it happened - baseball
Why it makes me happy - WE are MOVING ON!!!

J

Monday, October 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3140


HappyUP!!! - power washing
Why it happened - a project
Why it makes me happy - we got it all done....no problems...no hassles

HappyUP!!! - hanging with the nephew
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - when he broke out the goggles, it just busted me up. Precious time

HappyUP!!! - it will all be OK
Why it happened - an event in the hood
Why it makes me happy - yeah, inconvenient and undesirable, but it will be fine

Sunday, October 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3139


HappyUP!!! - Celebration of Life
Why it happened - people care
Why it makes me happy - oh, trust me....I wish I didn't have to attend THIS one. Hard.  However, it was a perfect send off for my old friend

HappyUP!!! - texting with lost person
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - it was just funny stuff on how NOT to find a venue

HappyUP!!! - old acquaintenances
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I couldn't believe running across these people....after all these years!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3138


HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN!!!
Why it happened - baseball
Why it makes me happy - up 2-0....at the Nationals park? C'mon....need I say more

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron 17
Why it happened -I clubbed up
Why it makes me happy - I don't usually use that club on this hole. It is a bit much. My partner came up a bit short with a club that I knew wouldn't work for me......and....I wasn't far from an ace

HappyUP!!! - brekko chat with JB
Why it happened - we were hungry
Why it makes me happy - just love that guy...don't get to see him nearly enought

JJ

Gary as partner
8 iron/putt/birdie 5....wedge recovery 6.....flop shot/par 7.....great pitch 8.....2 putt 9....5 iron greenie 12...hybrid/wedge/putt/birdie 14...drive/putt 15....spectacular 4 iron 17....wedge 18
Dice roll...twice
JB brekko chat
GiantsUP!!!


Friday, October 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3137


HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - baseball
Why it makes me happy - it was unlikely...in the foes park..not ACE on mound...love it

HappyUP!!! - great guys
Why it happened - benefit tourney
Why it makes me happy - we knocked it out of the park today. We were honest...which means...ya can't win in these kind of things...no police on every group....nobody played better than us straight up today

HappyUP!!! - that 3-wood
Why it happened - vision
Why it makes me happy - I actually saw this shot....exactly how it had to happen....a high draw over the tree...catching the bank so it can bump right up next to the pin. Gorgeous

JJ

Giants Win
Dodger Loss
"She must be somebody's baby"
Great guys
Several excellent wedges
Super 3 wood 2 with 8 feet...made the putt
Crab Cakes....excellent food
Super cause

Thursday, October 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3136


HappyUP!!! - note from Bob
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it just meant a lot

HappyUP!!! - surviving scaffold
Why it happened - we have a project
Why it makes me happy - it's not as easy scrambling around that situation as it once was. I am intact

HappyUP!!! - weekend confirmation
Why it happened - plans
Why it makes me happy - fun ahead....nothing better than something to look forward to

JJ

Late start
Up and DOWN scaffold
Note from Bob
Playoff Baseball
Confirmation re: weekend

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3135


HappyUP!!! - golf invitation
Why it happened - friends
Why it makes me happy - great cause...it will be a fun afternoon

HappyUP!!! - haircut
Why it happened - gotta look good!
Why  it makes me happy - great chatting with my stylist today....LOVE those chats

HappyUP!!! - all kind of personal communications
Why it happened - it was just my day?
Why it makes me happy - a great personal note....a wonderful personal e-mail....and a great phone chat.....all on top of meeting over coffee.  A VERY rich day for me.

HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN!!!
Why it happened - Brandon and Bum
Why it makes me happy - after the disappointment with the A's last night.....WE GOT SOME OCTOBER Baseball going on!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3134


HappyUP!!! - TableTopics
Why it happened - a flake
Why it makes me happy - I threw those together....they were great....and the participants were even better

HappyUP!!! - KT note
Why it happened - I did a favor
Why it makes me happy - great to get a handwritten note of appreciation

HappyUP!!! - Homecoming Week!!!
Why it happened - it oomes up every year
Why it makes me happy - "Once A Tiger Always A Tiger"...lots of fun on the agenda for this week!

HappyUP!!! - A's attempt
Why it happened - playoffs
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't the outcome that I wanted but, goodness, it was one of the most entertaining games I have seen in some time.

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened- I chose my favorite route
Why it makes me happy - I took a little break in the game above....was just going to do 2 miles....had to take it to 4.

Monday, September 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3143



HappyUP!!! - Printer kinda fixed
Why it happened - a couple of "jiggles"
Why it makes me happy - I had an agenda to get out for tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - great convo
Why it happened - I called
Why it makes me happy - great discussion.....but also "off work" today!

HappyUP!!! - T-J's trip
Why it happened - gotta go sometimes
Why it makes me happy -  picked up some VERY savory new tries...can't wait!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3142


HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - baseball
Why it makes me happy - they could use a little momentum heading into Pittsburgh for that Wild Card game on Wed.

HappyUP!!! - Hearing Portia dream
Why it happened - positioning
Why it makes me happy - we all know cats purr when they sleep. I also know cats dream. Today was the first time I really heard her doing it....and...from what I could tell...she was into a good place

HappyUP!!! - tales from the pet crypt
Why it happened - lunch with buds
Why it makes me happpy - whether it was them or their wives, it was interesting to hear what has happened to some pets "post-pet."

HappyUP!!! - Niner Win
Why it happened - who knows....Kap? Gore?
Why it makes me happy - they played hard....but they also got a litle lucky....2-2 is a lot better than 1-3!



JJ

Back worked things out
Pitch 12....8 iron 14...7 iron hook recovery 16 INCREDIBLE....bunker shot 17...3 wood/hybrid 18...drive/hybrid/wedge 1....3 wood/pitch 2...hybrid recovery/wedge/putt/parr 3...bunker shot 4....putt 6....pitch 7...5 iron/putt/birdie 8....putt 9....hybrid/hybrid 10.....BIG DRIVE 11

Lunch special
Ryder Cup
Giants win....good momentum heading into playoff game
Listening to Portia dream while on my laptop
A's Clinch
Hot Pink Run
49er Win


Saturday, September 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3141


HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - great drive/hybrid/wedge/putt
Why it makes me happy - ya gotta love a great start!

HappyUP!!! - PBFU
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - OK....this didn't make me happy at the time...and I will leave the acronym alone. It did provide laughter later on....which included me laughing at my own ineptitude!

HappyUP!!! - who?...me?
Why it happened - I'm a nice guy
Why it makes me happy - well...that was an interesting thing to get noticed...by an interesting person.

HappyUP!!! - T-man Texts
Why it happened - he was thinking bout me
Why it makes me happy - trust me...this dude has better things to think about....so cool of him to chime in.



Birdie on 1
Drive/bunker shot 2...pitch shot 7....pitch shot 11....bunker shot 12...good break 13.....par par on 14/15....putt 16.....incredible putt 18
Great guys
Ryder Cup



Friday, September 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3140


HappyUP!!! - Wah!!!
Why it happened - he text
Why it makes me happy - always love to have the Wah-man along for some golf.  Love that guy.....and his three birdies were a welcome addition too.

HappyUP!!! - chili
Why it happened - a recommendation
Why it makes me happy - that was a tasty little dinner....and the combination of the two chili's that my buddy recommended worked out very nicely.

HappyUP!!! - Celebration of Life attendee
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - really glad to get the confirmation today on attendance

HappyUP!!! - just a great group today
Why it happened - it's about who you know
Why it makes me happy - I'm just luck, luck, lucky on days like this. We all had a great time

JJ

Wah
7 iron 12....9 iron 16....wedge 1....putt 2....5 iron 3....4 iron recovery 4....putt 5...drive 6/cute recovery pitch
Great 5 some....DD/Miller/Wah/Me/Fred
Chili
Brekko

Thursday, September 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3139


HappyUP!!! - Giants Clinch!!!
Why it happened - another team won
Why it makes me happy - yeah....the G-men backed into it...but.....hey...who cares?!? Let's see what happens next

HappyUP!!! - RAIN!!!
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - it came down in what seemed like buckets!!! We need it so badly. It really wasn't that much but it did actually pour at times.  This will help knock down a pesky fire or two

HappyUP!!! - Rototilling
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - I was hoping to get a little rain to keep the dust down so I could do a preliminary fall till.  Now....I just need a nice dose of rain on the tilled turf so I can do a final till.  There is time for that.  LOVED the fact that my ol tiller fires up and runs when called on so seldomly.  I may need it a bunch after this drought year for some re-do landscaping

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3138


HappyUP!!! - Coffee
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - good news on the car front for my friend and kid

HappyUP!!! - blood work technology
Why it happened - technology?
Why it makes me happy - it's probably routine if you are at Kaiser or somewhere. In my situation, it is a bit unique in what I did.  Glad that I got to see some results without influence of any doctor at this point. Now, I just need to figure out what to do with it all

HappyUP!!! - Bro/Nephew time
Why it happened - house and golf
Why it makes me happy - it just does. No....not looking forward to some upcoming deferred maintenance we will all be dealing with...but....it is what it is.  Just good times.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3137


HappyUP!!! - What Is Your Verb?
Why it happened - fill in Toastmaster speech
Why it makes me happy - glad this guy had the idea to fill in.....and....oh my....this was far from filler! It was all about defining the verb that describes you and how people experience you.  It may not be a perfect exercise to call it a verb....but...at same time...it's your exercise.

HappyUP!!! - more checks
Why it happened - dues time
Why it makes me happy - I didn't even send out a reminder this week....and the cash is coming into the treasury.

HappyUP!!! - new op system download
Why it happened - new releases
Why it makes me happy - it reminds me of how well my new wireless system is working in my house (that is a BIG HappyUP!!! in itself).  Not really sure of the op system change yet...but...eventually...it becomes better than the old one.




JJ

More checks
Baird Invite
Doing Evaluation...catching my lisp
Dealing with a situation
New Op System download
Padilla fill in speech.....what is your verb


Monday, September 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3136


HappyUP!!! - garbage day
Why it happened - it's always on Monday
Why it makes me happy - I had forgotten.....and I did that "hear the garbage truck and start scrambling thing".....yeah, I know you know what I am talking about.  Anyway, I was successful

HappyUP!!! - Bissell Symphony
Why it happened - I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - this little jewel is JUST THE TICKET for a cleaning situation I have

HappyUP!!! - evening walk
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - I really needed to get out and stretch the legs a bit tonight.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3135


HappyUP!!! - great ride
Why it happened - I jumped off the couch
Why it makes me happy - perhaps a bit too much football and baseball viewing today. Nice ride to end the day

HappyUP!!!- a day off
Why it happened - I chose not to play
Why it makes me happy - needed a little mental break day from golf and such.  Good day to checkout

HappyUP!!! - Denver/SeaChicken game
Why it happened - it's football
Why it makes me happy - I really don't care for either of these teams.....at all!!! It was an entertaining game watching them beat the crud out of each other.




Saturday, September 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3134


HappyUP!!! - a win with Ricky H
Why it happened - some putting on the front 9
Why it makes me happy - we have a habit of losing a bit as partners. Got a nice little break of that habit today.

HappyUP!!! - 100 feet of putts on front 9
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - you can go a lot of rounds without making that length of putts combined.  The putt on 9 was a definite bacon saver that the other team didn't see coming!

HappyUP!!! - Thunder/Lightning
Why it happened - who knows?...weather
Why it makes me happy - it hasn't been seen in so long....wish some rain was attached...but it was so cool and violent and crazy to get out of bed and watch this fireworks show

HappyUP!!! - ignoring intrusion
Why it happened - I do my best
Why it makes me happy - not sure why this was done....but it was weird.....and I let it go.  Though irritating....all good.


Friday, September 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3133


HappyUP!!! - handling an e-mail
Why it happened - sometimes...you let objectional things sit
Why it makes me happy - there are times when no reaction is the best reaction

HappyUP!!! - Petey L
Why it happened - a guest
Why it makes me happy - I'm not sure I have ever played with this guy....but I have known him forever. One of the nicest guys in the world. Good times

HappyUP!!! - solid front 9
Why it happened - many reasons....
Why it makes me happy - ...the birdie on 5 helped. I don't know why I don't birdie that hole more than I do. Anyway....front 9 has been getting a little tough....good to put up a good number



Thursday, September 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3132


HappyUP!!! - Convertible Fun
Why it happened - beautiful day
Why it makes me happy - top down on a gorgous Nor Cal afternoon never gets old

HappyUP!!! - Best Buy
Why it happened - I was up near there
Why it makes me happy - I wasn' planning on going in....I'm not a huge shopper...but I was up there and it had been awhile.  Glad I did. Got some GREAT info on one thing....and bought something that is going to be VERY helpful

HappyUP!!! - Roseville Cycle
Why it happened - needed something
Why it makes me happy - hope this little shop will make it. They are convenient and very helpful.

HappyUP!!! - PF Chiangs
Why it happened - hungry
Why it makes me happy - been awhile since I had that salt and pepper calamari....yeah....I like it.


Ol Nutter Almanac 2014


Actual Days to Date        14
Predicted Days           11-13



The Days - 1) 6/7...100  2) 6/8...104 3) 6/9.....106 4) 6/10...103 5) 6/30...105 6) 6/13...100 7) 7/14...104  8) 7/25....102  9) 7/27....102 10) 7/29.....100 11) 7/31...102 12) 8/1...105 13) 9/12...102
9/13)...102

9/17/2014 HappyUP!!!date - another successful year for the Almanac.  It only missed by one day and, only that, was due to a freaky couple of days that snuck in there just over a week before summer ends. We have a few days to go before the official end of summer but it appears nothing major is in the forecast.  We are pretty much locked and loaded!

9/11/2014 HappyUP!!!date - look where we were on 7/24.....the Almanac was drawing a LOT of criticism.  Up until today, it looked like the Almanac survived all that and was totally in the clear. Now....we have a weekend to sweat out. Crazy weather...every day the forecasters have been nudging their prognostications up. Sheesh...how easy is that job?  They change their minds hourly. The Almanac lays it down one time.....for over three months!!!  No matter what, it will be very close this year. Additionally, I will be overjoyed to see Autumn come rolling in.

8/25/2014 HappyUP!!!date - I have to admit......I was getting some flack back in July for how hot this summer was and......

....for how bad the almanac would fail - darn haters!!! Why ya gotta be that way?  Who knows what will happen? We still have a month of summer to go.  The Almanac is going to be a lot closer than it looked a short time ago as we have NOTHING in the 100's in the immediate forecast. NICE!!!

8/10/2014 HappyUP!!!date - we have had a VERY nice respite from the heat over the last 9 days...and clear sailing ahead.  In all liklihood, the Ol Nutter Alm is doomed this year....but... But .....BUT....if it holds up this year....WOW!!!...that would be something!

7/24/2014 Update - not a lot to report since last....a couple of days into the triple digits.  For goodness sakes, we have even gotten some rain the last few nights...in July....whaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Now....we are staring down the barrell of FIVE straight days of 100 or more! Oh my....that would basically blow the Almanac up this year..........or........just maybe........guarantee a very cool August with nothing up in the hell zone!

7/6/2014 Update - looks like we will be notching another 100 degree one today and tomorrow....things cool down a bit after that.  One thing that is not in the forecast but that would be appreciated is some random heavy rain! (don't hold your breath)

6/23/2014 HappyUP!!!date - after an initial challenge....been in the clear...and in the clear for another week per forecast


6/9/2014 Update - we never like to see an early heat spell hear at the Almanac.  Looks like we are going to get a good toast on today.....with things settling down a bit tomorrow (hopefully!)

5/28/2014.....Here we go again - the Ol Nutter Almanac 2014 edition.  You can get a recap of all previous posted years through the links below

For those new to this annual feature - we predict the number of 100 degree or more days for Roseville/Sactamento, CA based on the weather of Memorial Day weekend.

The weather on the predictor Memorial Day Weekend - wasn't blistering.....but it wasn't cool either. These are the toughest to make a call here in May.  There is a piece of me that says I should bump this up to 15 days of 100 degrees or less...but I don't think that is taking enough risk

As usual - our measurement for the number of 100 degree days will be taken off the Weather.com website for Roseville, CA


2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3131


HappyUP!!! - settling an account
Why it happened - got the notice
Why it makes me happy - "a promise made is a debt unpaid and the trail has it's own stearn code" said one of my favorite authors, Robert Service.  I paid off some things today....Almanacs, appetizers, and cinema.  Debt can be a bad thing...but...at the same time....when you pay up for whatever reason you needed to....it feels good.   Yet...at the same time.....

HappyUP!!! - I got to lend
Why it happens - life
Why it makes me happy - some don't work out....but this will be a good one. Can't wait to see how it turns out.  This person will love the lesson that will be received.

HappyUP!!! - PyroNimbus
Why it happened - fires
Why it makes me happy - the fires SUCK!!!....BIG TIME!!!...but there is an interesting phenom going on due to it. It is a cloud caused by how the fire sucks out whatever moisture is around....and creates an impressive thunderhead-type impression...above the dirty smoke.  Ya gotta look to the positive. Damn fires!

HappyUP!!! - the Almanac
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - it ain't perfect....nothing is....but it was pretty darn close this year! LOVE THAT!!!....and that is what "HappyUP!!!" is really all about...always acknowelding the bad but also appreciating the good.


JJ

Getting some correspondence out
Closing out the Almanac
PyroNimbus
Drive/hybrid/chutt 1.....drive/4 iron 2....wedge 3....drive/4 iron/wedge/putt/birdie 4....9 iron 5....drive/wedge 6....drive 7....6 iron 8....wedge 9.....drive/hybrid/wedge 10.....BIG drive/wedge 11...punch recovery/chutt/parr 13....5 iron 14.....7 iron 15.....topped 3 wood in great shape 16....4 iron recovery/big 6 iron 18
Fun with Dr Gary
Great weather to walk...no strain at all
Coffee time

Settling up accounts

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3130


HappyUP!!! - "don't let your sad.....turn into someone else's mad....because everything will turn bad"
Why it happened - Stan and Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - while he probably had too many "quick quotes" in his speech today....there was some GREAT stuff in his speech........and......more importantly....the DUDE is following the program like few others....and the improvement is SO EVIDENT!!

HappyUP!!! - Roseville Cyclery
Why it happened - tube up
Why it makes me happy - who knows if they will make it...so many little bike shops....but I really like these guys and the effort they are making downtown

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - they REALLY needed this one. I doubt they will catch the Dodgers and win the divisiond....but....they REALLY need the home advantage should they get one of those wild card spots.  It's nail biting time

JJ

Stans speech
My speech
Sammy's
Roseville Cyclery
Giants nail down a win

Monday, September 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3129


HappyUP!!! - Goodbye Bruce
Why it happened - death happens
Why it makes me happy - it's hard...very hard....but this one was predicted...and....though devastating to me personally...the suffering is over. He went a lot faster than expected....which....if it is done that you are going to go...is a great thing. Goodbye Bruce

HappyUP!!! - a ride
Why it happened - therapy
Why it makes me happy - found some new pavement....a few extra miles...loved it

HappyUP!!! - finished the speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - can't wait to deliver in the morning


Sunday, September 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3128


HappyUP!! - bonus golf
Why it happened - there was a gap with the guys
Why it makes me happy - happy to fill out the group....and...well...won some dough while helping my handicap on the last day for handicap revisions

HappyUP!!! - nice W
Why it happened - partner's play...and my little something on 18
Why it makes me happy - 18 is always pivotal.  I hit a pretty darn good 7 iron off that hook lie on 18....only to have it find the left bunker...with a left hole location.....ain't NOBODY gonna convert that bunker shot into a par. Well....call me nobody and pay me some dough!....DONE and DUSTED!!!

HappyUP!!! - calling my buddy
Why it happened - 6th sense
Why it makes me happy - he didn't pick up.....I got his mom instead. I haven't spoken to her in FOREVER. I didn't like the news she had....but...it was good to be informed...and to catch up with her.

JJ

7 iron 1...5 iron punch 2....wedge 3....4 iron punch/bullet 4...drive/wedge/tap in birdie 6....long pitch 8....drive/pitch 9....wedge/putt/birdie 10...drive 11...drive/6 iron 13....3 wood/putt 14....drive/pitch/putt 15....3 wood/wedge 16....pitch 17....7 iron/ FABULOUS bunker shot/putt/sandie bullett 18

Talking to sick buddy's mom

49er game...kinda like they lost




Saturday, September 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3127


HappyUP!!! - Sammy Bammy back in town!
Why it happened - long story
Why it makes me happy - lots of fun welcoming him back....we need him downtown

HappyUP!!! - done before the heat
Why it happened - early draw
Why it makes me happy - we shouldn't be hitting 100 degrees any more. I am glad to have finished before....didn't have to be out in it...and then kissing it goodbye!!!

HappyUP!!! - loss to a minimum
Why it happened - just kept fighting
Why it makes me happy - while no "A game" today....I brought a lot of dog into that match today.

JJ

Pitch/putt 1....bunker shot 2...pitch 3....7 iron greenie 5...drive/wedge/largo 6....drive 7...bunker shot/bullett/sandie 8....pitch shot 9....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt/birdie 10....wedge/putt 11...pitch 12...wedge 13.....hybrid/wedge 14.....drive/wedge 15....6 iron/greenie 17

Getting done before the heat
Loss to a minimum
Walk down town

Friday, September 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3126


HappyUP!!! - Giants
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - c'mon.....if you are a Giants fan....and the Giants just DRILL the Dodgers...do I even have to explain why that is happiness?

HappyUP!!! - Pete L
Why it happened - Rick C had a guest
Why it makes me happy - known this guy and his brothers forever......but I'm not sure we ever have teed it up....that ended today. What a nice gentleman!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron 12
Why it happened - just nailed it
Why it makes me happy - there is just something about a long iron....perfectly struck...that towers in the air....with just a little draw to it...as it heads to a back left pin that is tucked behind a bunker.........that just kind of gets one a bit excited. Yeah...that is what happened

JJ

Giants opening inning
Thursday under 100
Bunker shot/putt 1...bullett putt 3...drive/hybrid/wedge 4....8 iron/greenie/birdie 5....drive/pitch 6...4 iron 8...drive/7 iron 9...7 iron 10....3 wood 11....towering 4 iron/greenie 12....8 iron 13....wedge 15....bunker shot 16....7 iron/putt 17....3 wood 18
Giants win
Deciding to ride
Peter Lubinski


Thursday, September 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3125





















Are ya kidding me? Who almost snuck up from behind to win the Sr Club Championship?  Dang....it would have been really easy to find those two needed shots. Oh well....got the win in the net division....HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Sr Club Championship
Why it happened - I'm old enough
Why it makes me happy - turned in a solid round today....it actually was as bad as it could have been. The 74 (net 65) could have easily been a 70.  It's nice to play well in a tournament (for a change).

HappyUP!!! - great lunch
Why it happened - see above...part of the tournament
Why it makes me happy - that was some TASTEY grub!!!

HappyUP!!! - learning from brother's mistake
Why it happened - I played with him yesterday
Why it  makes me happy - I would have done the same thing he did yesterday had I not seen the disaster. Instead, I took my medicine....and managed to make a par and keep the round on good momentum.

JJ
Great final round....nearly good enough to win scratch title...13 greens hit....33 putts....round

4 iron 8....drive 9....drive/hybrid/wedge 10....drive/wedge/putt/birdie 11....chip 12...drive/wedge/putt/birdie 13...4 iron/9 iron 14....drive/wedge 15...drive/wedge 16....5 iron 17...7 iron/7 iron 18...drive/wedge 1...drive 2....drive/pitch 3....4 iron/wedge/putt 4...bunker shot/sandie par 5...drive/wedge/putt 6....drive/wedge/putt 7



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3124


HappyUP!!! - a shot out of first
Why it happened - Sr Club Championship
Why it makes me happy - I left some on the table in that round.....but I'm right there going into the final round. What more can you ask for?

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - solid play
Why it makes me happy - TC and I dropped some dough on Sunday....we got to re-partner today and get all of it back.....and a little bit more

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - despite a misstep on my part, the meeting went on because EVERYONE stepped up and made it happen. THAT was one quality project that we put on today



JJ

Coffee
Pricing on roll up
Getting bailed out as Toastmaster
Brekko
Riding
Drive/4 iron/wedge/putt/birdie 1.....drive/pitch 2.....hybrid/pitch/putt 3....drive/4 iron 4...drive/wedge 6....chip in 7....flop shot 8....drive/wedge/2 putt 9....chip 10...drive/wedge/first putt 13....hybrid/chutt 14....drive/wedge (hit the stick) 16....cute punch wedge 16....TOWERING greenie/birdie 6 iron 17...drive/wedge/putt 18
Getting the W
Just a shot out of first place
Pitt's speech

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3213


HappyUP!!! - Club Contest
Why it happened - its that time
Why it makes me happy - I stepped in....did a little driving of the bus....and we are sending on our warriors!!!

HappyUP!!! - on time lab
Why it happened - blood work time
Why it makes me happy - man...that place was packed!!! I remember how I used to walk in years ago. Soooooooo glad I went on-line and made an appointment. There is NO WAY I would stumble in to that place on an "on call" basis

HappyUP!!! - interesting cast of characters
Why it happened - I was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy - while not my gang....it's all guys I know. I was glad I stopped in for the kibitzing

HappyUP!!! - practice session
Why it happened - Sr Club Championship tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - I still have it going....progress being made!

JJ

Club contest completed
Good chats with contestants
On time with blood work
Interesting cast of characters
Balsa wood project

Monday, September 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3212


HappyUP!!! - loving the new skins
Why it happened - I invested
Why it makes me happy - Boxy deserved that upgrade....and I just love it

HappyUP!!! - washing machine mechanic
Why it happened - the part came in
Why it makes me happy - the appointment was tomorrow....until I got the call.."hey, the part got in and I have one slot to do it today....NOW!"  I LOVE NOW....no chance of being inconvenienced tomorrow!!!

HappyUP!!! - no Monday Night Football for me
Why it happened - football has gotten out of hand
Why it makes me happy - I was much better off being out on the road tonight!

JJ

Bike ride
Washer mechanic early
US Open Tennis
No Monday Night Football for me
Toastmaster Magazine
Loving the new skins in the car
Super Harvest Moon

Sunday, September 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3211


HappyUP!!! - bonus golf
Why it happened - cancellation
Why it makes me happy - playing a bid more solidly lately....was thrilled to get to fill in...beat the heck out of watching football!

HappyUP!!! - late 4 miler
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - every step gets me one step closer

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 10
Why it happened - skills?
Why it makes me happy - I actually could see this one go in....before it did.

HappyUP!!! - 49er laugher
Why it happened - Cowboys
Why it makes me happy - 1-0 and on the road is a great way to start the season

JJ

Bonus Golf
Another solid round
Drive/4 iron/wedge 1....drive/7 iron 2....drive/hybrid/wedge 4....pitch 5....drive 6....drive/6 iron 7.....6 iron 8.....drive/SUPER 7 iron 9....drive/recovery 9 iron/chip in/birdie 10...drive/7iron/pitch/putt 11...7 iron 12...drive/8 iron 13...drive/wedge 14....6 iron 17....drive/hybrid/wedge 18
49er laugher
Late 4 miler

Saturday, September 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3210

Ya know....not every error message
is a bad one.....THIS is a particularly good one. It's saying,
"uh....dude....you don't want to put that low score in....you don't
play that well!"  Well....HappyUP!!!...today I did


HappyUP!!! - best score of the year
Why it happened - decent striking and solid putting
Why it makes me happy - I'm by no means back from the abyss....but good things are starting to happend.  Hey....it's more fun to play well.  Only one shot off my modern day best today

HappyUP!!! - Partner Play
Why it happened - crazy game
Why it makes me happy - while I was doing the above, my partner was busy shooting his best score at our course today.  Ouchie kinda day for opponents

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - I saved some
Why it makes me happy - I really didn't know what I wanted....then I remembered what I had left....and it was EXACTLY what I was craving

HappyUP!!! - 9th hole
Why it happened - good break...and skill
Why it makes me happy - I hit a horrible drive....but caught a nice little break when it bounced forward and back into the middle of the fairway. HappyUP!!! One on this hole.  I then loaded up a 7 iron and made the best pass at an iron that I have made in awhile.....ending up about 5 feet from the hole...HappyUP!!! Two.

JJ

Pitch/putt 1....pitch/putt 2...drive/hybrid/pitch/putt 3....drive/hybrid/wedge 4...8 iron/greenie 5...5 iron/greenie 8...good break/7 iron/largo 9....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt 10....drive/6 iron 11....5 iron/greenie 12....pitch/putt 13....hybrid/lucky wedge/putt/birdie 14...drive/9 iron/largo/birdie 15...pitch/putt 17....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt/near birdie 18

Nice win
Partner's play
Brekko and lunch


Friday, September 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3209



HappyUP!!! - The Breeze special
Why it happened - Palladio
Why it makes me happy - JJ Cale was one of the greatest electric guitar players of our time.  Clapton's tribut album and THIS special were cool things to watch and hear.  After all.....after midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out....after midnight

HappyUP!!! - early golf
Why it happened - outside tournament
Why it makes me happy - warm one today.....well, it usually would be....but we had to go early due to a revenue generating outside tournament.  It was a great day to tee it up early.

HappyUP!!! - Blowout preserved
Why it happened - I am not sure
Why it makes me happy - when the rains came, the Giants were up 6-0 on the road. It was the 4th inning, however.  A rainout at that point means starting over from the beginning.  For whatever rreason, they waited nearly 3 hours to resume the game.....and the Giants serving up the can of whoop ass!

JJ

The Breeze Special
Crossroads Guitar concert
Early golf
A little win
Giants game resumed...and blowout preserved

Thursday, September 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3208

Love these "kids".....they actually remind
me of some people that I know

HappyUP!!! - LOOONG workout
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - just got going today....and couldn't stop

HappyUP!!! - goats
Why it happened - the city
Why it makes me happy - always love seeing the kids out doing their job and beautifying/protecting the city

HappyUP!!! - turnaround
Why it happened - paving project
Why it makes me happy - as much as I loved going long today....it was probably a good idea that I was thwarted from going as far as I could have