Thursday, March 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5097

HappyUP!!! - the long walk
Why it happened -gorgeous day
Why it makes me happy -easy for me to stay cooped up in these Covid times. Headed out to the trail today. It was wondrous to see so many people (spaced appropriately) doing one thing that is allowed....hit our local trail by the creek. Awesome time today

HappyUP!!! - web call 
Why it happened -my peeps put those on
Why it makes me happy -got some GREAT info today! Very educational

HappyUP!!! - texting
Why it happened -homebound
Why it makes me happy - reached out to some people in various methods....because they needed to hear from me (OK...I admit it....I wanted to hear from them as well)

HappyUP!!! - the virus numbers increase
Why it happened -it's part of the deal...testing?
Why it makes me happy - it's got to get worse before it gets better. The numbers weren't reflecting worse though....today....things started kicking into overdrive. It's got to work its way through the system.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5096

HappyUP!!! - loaning out the equipment
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -  I feel good...when I share. Its that simple. It makes me feel good

HappyUP!!! - test driving
Why it happened -my friend stopped by
Why it makes me happy -we agreed that we could violate "social distancing" and my buddy got behind the wheel of my new spaceship and put it through the paces. It was good for me because I got to fiddle with stuff and learn it while someone else was at the helm

HappyUP!!! - key insights
Why it happened -my continued studies
Why it makes me happy -I shared some of my thoughts today with trusted friends. They probably won't respond...and that is OK. They didn't ask for the info. It helped me codify my thinking...and embed my learning. Cool

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened - crossed wires
Why it makes me happy -we got time. There is a better time to do this. Tonight was sub-optimal


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5095

HappyUP!!! - virtual meeting
Why it happened -social distancing
Why it makes me happy -NOPE.....not perfect...far from it! I so screwed up something but I was happy to figure out the error and get the meeting started, albeit late. Everyone understands and is learning something new

HappyUP!!! - loaning stuff
Why it happened -my friend was in need
Why it makes me happy -glad I had what he needed. I hope it works out for him. I did some testing. It is going to be a good solution.

HappyUP!!! - Gobor Mate'
Why it happened -continuing education
Why it makes me happy -I REALLY got an education today about a lot of things. This dude has "walked the talk" and what he shares aligns with another modality that I work in.

Monday, March 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5094

HappyUP!!! - Census
Why it happened -it's a government thing
Why it makes me happy -it's a weird little document that we do. I know it means a lot. This, I think, might have been the first time I did it on line. Easy peasy

HappyUP!!! - ZOOMing
Why it happened - we live virtually now
Why it makes me happy -took a training call....and then conducted a training call. Picking up some new skills. Answered calls from a couple of our members too. Look at me...I'm an expert!!! (not... shhhh....don't tell anyone)

HappyUP!!! - the cats
Why it happened -they were being cats
Why it makes me happy -at least twice today, they just randomly knocked crap off a counter. Nope, not to play with it....just to be mischievous (OK....I say, "hey...that was really an a-hole thing to do)....so....yeah....."mischievous" is a "cleaned up" phrase....their a-holes!...and I love that about them.

HappyUP!!! - a long walk
Why it happened -I was overdue
Why it makes me happy -I GOT to get this back into my daily rotation! I've been catching a bit too much of corona news! It can really suck you in! (I know better)


Sunday, March 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5093

HappyUP!!! - neighbors texting
Why it happened -I started it
Why it makes me happy - just some fun stuff going back and forth. I can't visit them on their porch

HappyUP!!! - fabulous weather
Why it happened -its weather
Why it makes me happy - we are about to get a little turn. It was nice to get outside and do a few things around the yard.....in the most glorious sunshine

HappyUP!!! - Zoom chatter
Why it happened -I showed a friend
Why it makes me happy -yep...our prez is really digging on the system. He'll be better at it than I will

Saturday, March 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5092

HappyUP!!! - brainstorming with a friend
Why it happened -corona
Why it makes me happy - his business was thriving a couple of weeks ago....it is basically kaput now. It was a sacred privilege that he reached out to me.

HappyUP!!! - late night mowing
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE sneaking in that yard work as the sun goes down. I still have a lot more hustle in me than I think

HappyUP!!! - texting with my Florida friend
Why it happened -we had stuff on our minds
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this lady! Do we always agree? Oh, hell no! Most of the time we do, however. Interesting perspective she has.

Friday, March 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5091

HappyUP!!! - Carded to get INTO the grocery store
Why it happened -Whole Foods is the bomb
Why it makes me happy - yep....I qualified to get into the store an hour early....but I did have to prove it! Gladly did!

HappyUP!!! -my Pr. Reg friend 
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -what a nice person! Interesting back story. I will be adding Malaysia to places I have reached out

HappyUP!!! - trip to the bank
Why it happened -I forced myself
Why it makes me happy -hey...I am PROUDLY on lockdown! I did pride myself to notice the blue painters tape "X's" on the floor......unlike others! (grrrrrr). Yeah...I "get" stuff! "Lady! Keep your distance!" (nah...I didn't say it)

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

JollyJottings 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5090

HappyUP!!! - Alanna Shaikh
Why it happened -corona
Why it makes me happy - great YouTube session from a researcher in the field. I learned a lot about how this one is different....as well as how past epidemics have been dealt with

HappyUP!!! - "What Do I Want....?"
Why it happened - doing continuing ed
Why it makes me happy -great TedX talk from Rita Wilson. This is really going to help me with my clients......hmmmmm.....maybe I should become one of my clients!

HappyUP!!! - Tim Ferros
Why it happened -continuing ed
Why it makes me happy - define your fears rather than your goals.....powerful concept. Once again, my clients got a big boost today.  I liked the portion on stoicism


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5089

HappyUP!!! - Act Like You Have It
Why it happened -its a corona thing
Why it makes me happy -I have made a decision...it is a blanket one. It will save me time on other decisions.

HappyUP!!! - Business is Good
Why it happened -I made that recommendation last night
Why it makes me happy -my friend has client's all through the weekend....as long as they show up. This covid19 sitch is fluid

HappyUP!!! - texting with the bro
Why it happened -we have something to deal with
Why it makes me happy - it led to me taking some overdue action. Great to get it off my plate

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5088

HappyUP!!! - Grocery store
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -OK...I wasn't happy with what I saw or what the weevils that I call my fellow Americans had done......but I was thrilled to chat with my favorite cashier and get the scoop. Plus....I may not have gotten the things I wanted...but I feel great that I don't contribute to the problem

HappyUP!!! - Virtual Meeting
Why it happened -corona thing
Why it makes me happy -first time we have ever done this! It is going to work!!!

HappyUP!!! -encouraged someone to open a new business
Why it happened -who knows....I am an encourager!
Why it makes me happy - she immediately had a client for tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - GT and LW chats
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy -now that we are virtual, we can add members who may have dropped due to geography!

JollyJottings 

Monday, March 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5087

HappyUP!!! - great FB posting
Why it happened -I am helpful
Why it makes me happy -I had a wonderful idea today....and followed through....and offered a public service. Keeping people healthy during the C-Virus

HappyUP!!! - great conference call with Malaysia
Why it happened -I do meetings
Why it makes me happy -great to be in contact with this person. This will be an awesome person to work with. Looking forward to it

HappyUP!!! - offer of help from the mothership
Why it happened -they care
Why it makes me happy - while I won't be able to take advantage of it, the offer was extremely thoughtful and caring. Top notch organization I am hooked in with

HappyUP!!! - my TM club
Why it happened -I held a web conference call
Why it makes me happy -I am getting excited. They are getting excited. There will be some bumps and bruises...but we are going to be able to do this!  Great times!


Sunday, March 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5086

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -we just need it. It is coming late this year....but it is coming. Jan and Feb were bone dry. I LOVE watching a nice pour

HappyUP!!! - new equipment
Why it happened - CoronaVirus
Why it makes me happy -we are going VIRTUAL! To do so, I needed some extra "stuff." I got it quickly tonight (just under the bell), brought it home, installed it, and it appears to be working as a "plug-n-play." Hey, trust me, technology doesn't always work like that

HappyUP!!! -ZZ Top
Why it happened - Netflix
Why it makes me happy -glad I caught this title as it flashed on the screen. GREAT to hear the back story of one of my favorite bands. Interesting!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5085

HappyUP!!! - Cioppino Feed
Why it happened -it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy -almost didn't go with all the c-virus hysteria going on. HAD to support the bro and sis, though. What a great time! Food, friends...people I don't always get to see. Great night

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened -I was hungry
Why it makes me happy -great to catch the boys after they "washed up in the lounge" due to getting rained out for the back nine. Lovely time

HappyUP!!! - Corona Virus strategy
Why it happened -we been warned
Why it makes me happy - this "social distancing" thing.....yeah.....I can do that! I may have one of the best personal policies going forward. I'm not scared...at all!

Friday, March 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5084

HappyUP!!! - buddy digging the car
Why it happened -he saw me in parking lot
Why it makes me happy -he just bought a different car and said, "yep, I told the wife if she didn't get what she got, we were getting one of these."  He's an analytical dude....did more research than I did. Great piece of validation there on the purchase

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 10
Why it happened -skills?
Why it makes me happy - from a bit over 155 yards, I knocked it inside of a foot. Gimmie birdie...NICE!

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 17
Why it happened -a lucky putt
Why it makes me happy - my opponent had just dumped a 60 footer with about 6 feet of break in it on me on hole 15. It was nice to return the favor with this unlikely dunk from 35 from off the green. Payback is oh so lovely

Thursday, March 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5083

HappyUP!!! - test drive with the nephew
Why it happened -he stopped by
Why it makes me happy -great spending time with him....and slipping him my old irons

HappyUP!!! - Green Acres
Why it happened -I was hustling
Why it makes me happy -I looked up....saw how late it was...went, "dang it, I really wanted to go there." THEN, I found out I had just enough time. I darted up, slipped in and slipped out SOOOOO easily. Entire trip less than 20 minutes

HappyUP!!! - laying the manure
Why it happened -I was hustling
Why it makes me happy -I don't know what it is about me and late "beat the nightfall" yard work...but I am VERY efficient late in the day for that kind of stuff. I was maniacal in the speed I worked! Just in time before the rains come to leech it in

HappyUP!!! - my alley neighbor
Why it happened -I was in the yard
Why it makes me happy -LOVE it when this guy stops by. We had a fabulous chat. He's a handy dude!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5082

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened -great wedge shot
Why it makes me happy -I was getting creamed. This wasn't the final hole today due to the shotgun start....but it started a comeback. Yeah...the comeback failed at the end of the day but, for awhile there, I was back in it. Hope! Optimism! Fighting back! LOVE it

HappyUP!!! - showing off the ride
Why it happened -I drove it on over
Why it makes me happy -c'mon...you know what it's like when you get a new car. People were digging on it. Nope, I don't need it but everyone seems to love it so far

HappyUP!!! - playing early
Why it happened -there was a tournament in the afternoon
Why it makes me happy -this worked out great today. Got a bunch of stuff done that probably would not have happened had I played later.

HappyUP!!! Day 5081

HappyUP!!! - an offer to assist
Why it happened -I saw the need
Why it makes me happy -I can't WAIT to offer an ear....and encouragement....and permission to see things differently to this dear person

HappyUP!!! - optometrist office
Why it happened - I needed a re-exam
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't crazy. We had to fine tune some things, change the new prescription, and tweak some alignment. We will get this right. While in the process, I ordered golf specific specs....THAT is exciting

HappyUP!!! - car started...car fixed
Why it happened -I trickle charged
Why it makes me happy -I needed this to happen to get it to the shop. Everything fired up like a charm. The fix was easy so I could.....

HappyUP!!! -...GET ME SOME NEW WHEELS! (and I'm not talking tires)
Why it happened -I have been overdue
Why it makes me happy -OMG!!! Creature comforts! The sales guy was new...and great. The guy handling paperwork was funny (he new he couldn't BS me). The situation/opportunity was perfect. The trade I got was fair (HATE trading and bringing that into equation).  The car? I was fine with it at the time but hadn't driven anything else. I had some reservations...but I needed the situation fixed. LOVED the car driving it around tonight!!!

Monday, March 09, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5080

HappyUP!!! - meeting with my dude
Why it happened -we schedule that
Why it makes me happy -we were slightly off page....now we are on page. Great information gathered

HappyUP!!! - Filet O Fish
Why it happened -hungry
Why it makes me happy -OK...I don't stop at Mickey Dee's but a couple, three times a year. When I do, I grab this tasty morsel. Just 380 calories...not that bad (YES, I skipped the fries). A delicious TREAT for me. Yep, I actually remember when fast food was a treat

HappyUP!!! - Podcast with Dr David Nutt
Why it happened -drive time
Why it makes me happy - a very interesting view on alcohol was discussed. It is one that I can definitely work into my practice toward assisting people

HappyUP!!! - yardwork
Why it happened - it needed it
Why it makes me happy - WOW! This weather has turned things up in a hurry...especially those weeds. Made a nice initial run at it. The equipment was all working perfectly. The weather was spectacular. Awesome afternoon!!!

Sunday, March 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5079

HappyUP!!! - the BF
Why it happened - they come along to events
Why it makes me happy -really like this guy. Another great chat.

HappyUP!!! - Shania Twain
Why it happened -I saw her in an interview
Why it makes me happy -I knew a lot of her backstory. Always liked her music...but it was great to hear the entire back story. Some people have a LOT of determination and "come-backery/overcomery" (yeah...both words ...cuz I said so) ....she has it in spades.  Maybe I will pop down to Vegas and see her show?

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies coming in
Why it happened -some amazing shots
Why it makes me happy -playing with the bro and the nephew....getting KILLED through 14 holes. Then....a UNICORN must have appeared. BAM...great drive and the cutest little hold off wedge to make the 4 footer (no gimme for me today, trust me!) on 15. On 16....BAM..another great drive and a solid pitching wedge that never left the stick....knocked that 9 footer in.  On 18....113 yards away...from the trees....a pitched 7 iron that was about as amazing as you are going to do from there to 10 feet.....and that goes in too!  You kidding me? Cut my losses by more than half to a very tidy little number. Some times in life, as in golf, a loss is a win!

HappyUP!!! - Birthday party
Why it happened - my bro and sis do that
Why it makes me happy - always great to have the nephew, his friends, and the family around. It's the absolute best!

Saturday, March 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5078

HappyUP!!! - shrimp
Why it happened -I got some the other day
Why it makes me happy - perfect eating for a "lay low" day

HappyUP!!! - Laying Low
Why it happened - was feeling iffy
Why it makes me happy -that fatigue thing yesterday led to a full night's sleep. Yet, still not myself. The Coronavirus talk is all around. Not worried about that but it did make me think, "what's going on....cold? allergy? flu setting in?.  I did what I do when that comes up....I pack it in.  It doesn't take much to get me to do a couch day. Felt a lot better tonight.

HappyUP!!! -Puss N Boots
Why it happened -I was watching TV
Why it makes me happy -this girl band inspired me to pick up my guitar for a possible Tom Petty song. I went, "who is that singer?".....it was Norah Jones!!!!  There is a name I had lost track of. It's strange to see a big solo person like that not get a feature billing....even if it is a side project. I like that!


Friday, March 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5077

HappyUP!!! - partner play
Why it happened -he's good
Why it makes me happy -nice to see him finding form again. His shots had that tight little draw like they used to.......and when that 7 iron went in for eagle....then a birdie....and another birdie....to close things out and save my sorry butt......ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

HappyUP!!! - a cancellation
Why it happened -Coronavirus
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't quite scheduled for a gig (but highly likely). While I COULD have gotten it done in a couple of weeks, this project would have been all consuming....and, quite frankly, I don't like the idea of hopping on a plane at the moment

HappyUP!!! -new sticks have arrived
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy - didn't get to try them out today, but I will on Sunday. Can't wait

HappyUP!!! - honoring a commitment
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -I had to leave early but, for whatever reason, I was fatigued today. THAT is so not like me. I could have easily blown the evening thing off....but....I was on the agenda. Bad form in my book to not show up.  Didn't deliver that well....but I competed.


Thursday, March 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5075

HappyUP!!! - stop at the barbershop
Why it happened -I was taking a walk
Why it makes me happy -nope...not because I was getting a haircut. I just wanted to meet the owner of the shop (who I know)....in his shop! He's got quite the operation going on!

HappyUP!!! - Boost Box
Why it happened -I plan ahead
Why it makes me happy -yep....the battery went dead....while I was picking my car up at the shop. Sure, I could have had them jump it (it was in the shop for another reason)...but I had the tool on board. Great to not put anyone out

HappyUP!!! - confirmation call
Why it happened -I have an appointment
Why it makes me happy -glad to hear from this lady.....and make her day! It's fun when we do that. It should be a goal we have every day.....make someone's day

HappyUP!!! - car offer
Why it happened -a guy stopped by
Why it makes me happy - he's done it before. I found it annoying. I got to the bottom of it today. I got him to come clean on his "gig." He's just being an entrepreneur.  I can't blame a guy for hustling a bit....it's the car biz!

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5074

HappyUP!!! - driving the ball
Why it happened - new driver...better swing
Why it makes me happy - getting the ball in play.....and a lot further? In golf, that just adds to lower scores. Will it happen every day? Of course not.....but I have not had a day like this in years! Potential and Hope are great things

HappyUP!!! - possible gig
Why it happened -I got friends...and a cancellation
Why it makes me happy -yeah, I would have to stretch a bit to land this one. It would be nice to have more time....but it's within my wheelhouse and mindset.

HappyUP!!! - a possible solution to a vexing problem
Why it happened -I got a recommendation
Why it makes me happy - THIS could be exactly what I am trying to do.....and the price is reasonable. I like it!

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5073

HappyUP!!! - driver fitting
Why it happened -I set it up
Why it makes me happy -it didn't take long because 1)R-man knows what he is doing and 2) I was swinging very well and consistently.  Best of all, he had the combo IN STOCK....no waiting! Sweet!

HappyUP!!! - chat with the Gord
Why it happened - I called
Why it makes me happy -interesting dude....he's down should I decide to do my project

HappyUP!!! - J-Rom
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -GREAT group of TableTopics she put together today. Fantastically creative!!!

Monday, March 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5072

HappyUP!!! - writing the tax checks
Why it happened - it's that time
Why it makes me happy -hey, nobody LOVES writing a check to the government...but I actually have a bit of affinity toward it. I'm doing OK.

HappyUP!!! - TraderJoes
Why it happened -I needed some stuff
Why it makes me happy -it was packed. I usually try to go at a time to avoid that. Yet, I was thrilled with their "bacterial wipe" initiative today. NOPE...not a guy that usually does that but, considering what is going on and the number of people that were there, I am glad they gave me that option.

HappyUP!!! - scheduling my client
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -THIS client is of TREMENDOUS interest to me...on MANY levels. I can't wait to offer some assistance. It's about being useful.


Sunday, March 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5071

HappyUP!!! - rain pants
Why it happened -I had them on board
Why it makes me happy -who knew it was going to be THAT chilly today! Thank goodness I had something to toss over my shorts!

HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies
Why it happened -it's becoming common place
Why it makes me happy -that is 16 birdies in my last 4 rounds....yep, you did the math....averaging 4 a round. To put that in perspective, I am lucky to average ONE a round!  I'll take it. It sure makes golf more fun

HappyUP!!! - great group
Why it happened -we have great guys
Why it makes me happy -between my bro, nephew, the Captain, and Brock, we had a VERY competitive game today! Yeah....I came up on the short end but we were going at it all day!

HappyUP!!! -TC and family
Why it happened -they were in town
Why it makes me happy -despite nearly getting beaned when they were playing behind us, it was nice visiting time after the round. Good people!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5070

HappyUP!!! - kitties on the treadwheel
Why it happened -I tempted them
Why it makes me happy - it didn't take much to get them using this fun toy.....they couldn't stop. It's a crack up...and it's good for them. Win win

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 5 and 6
Why it happened -shots and putting
Why it makes me happy -always great to keep tossing down those red numbers.  All I need to do now is cut down on the bogeys!




HappyUP!!! -Incredible Pets staff
Why it happened -I was alone in the store
Why it makes me happy -had a great exchange...a lot of fun....and got some great advice!

Friday, February 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5069

HappyUP!!! - new irons ordered
Why it happened -I had the opportunity
Why it makes me happy -ya gotta do this once in awhile....and it is my while.  I'm probably going to pick up 15 yards (at least 10).  That's at least one club less into the greens....more control!

HappyUP!!! - trying a new driver
Why it happened -hey....while I was at it...(see above)
Why it makes me happy -I can see getting 15 yards out of this too. That is an extra 20-30 yards per hole. Game Changer possibly

HappyUP!!! - 5 more birdies
Why it happened -skills?
Why it makes me happy - I had 5 Wednesday. 5 more today? Are you kidding me? I average 1 per round. Some good play has come upon me

HappyUP!!! - trading messages with C.D
Why it happened -I sent a nice e-mail
Why it makes me happy -it looks like that gesture might turn into me providing a bit of assistance. We are getting that all set up. Looking forward to that.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5068

HappyUP!!! - Uber ride
Why it happened -I needed a lift
Why it makes me happy - met one of the liveliest 70 year olds I have ever met. NOT sure how to take him showing me a pic of his hot 34 year old girlfriend, but I go, "whatever floats your boat, dude. Go get em, Tiger!"

HappyUP!!! - walk home
Why it happened -I had to drop off a car
Why it makes me happy -I was offered a ride. I LOVE a walk through my downtown in the middle of a nice day.

HappyUP!!! - text capturing
Why it happened -technology
Why it makes me happy -it was a good day to be able to capture a customer service call....and store it appropriately. It also helped me find an old one...that is going to be useful.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5067

HappyUP!!! - Belkin
Why it happened -had an issue
Why it makes me happy -tremendous customer service from this firm!

HappyUP!!! - 5 birdies
Why it happened -great shots
Why it makes me happy -this ties for the most I can remember in recent history! The 7 iron into 9 was particularly spectacular. Made all the largo putts too!

HappyUP!!! -feeling BIG TIME
Why it happened -I got a disparaging letter
Why it makes me happy -I LOVED sharing that letter with the guys. What a loser whoever sent it to me was! I found the letter to be inspiring. It changed my whole attitude.

HappyUP!!! -texts from Minnesota
Why it happened -I got a buddy there
Why it makes me happy -such fun doing some exchanging today. LOVE this person


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5066

HappyUP!!! - Luke's speech
Why it happened -he was up
Why it makes me happy -he came through. I was a "tardy Toastmaster" this week...set my meeting up late. So glad this pro bailed me out and REALLY delivered!


HappyUP!!! - CPA meeting
Why it happened -I have one...and it is that time of the year
Why it makes me happy - well...wish I could say that I saved some dough. In the spirit of HappyUP!!!...it could have been worse. Thought my quarterlies would "fill the bill" but apparently they didn't. It's all cool

HappyUP!!! - beautiful chording
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy -I don't have it down...but I stumbled across a video of the style I want to be able to do. Suhhhhweeeet!

Monday, February 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5065

HappyUP!!! - bro time
Why it happened -he needed a favor
Why it makes me happy -always great to hang with the bro. Drive time is the best. Plenty of time for funny banter as well as good stuff

HappyUP!!! -lunch
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -glad bro suggested it. Tried out a new place, Eureka! and the outside setting in gorgeous weather made us both feel like we were on vacation in Tahoe!

HappyUP!!! - car news
Why it happened -I got good peeps
Why it makes me happy - I might be able to have this thing rectified a little easier than I thought! If not, I have plan B

HappyUP!!! -email from the CEO
Why it happened -my presentation
Why it makes me happy -I wasn't sure how what I did went over. Apparently, he and some important people present got my point and think there is some merit there. The door has been opened. Thought I might have to do some kicking.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5064

HappyUP!!! - TownHall
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -great to get updated, collect info, meet some new people and....well...make an impromptu presentation

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened -things are coming around
Why it makes me happy -you know birdies are my jam! The great thing is that I had opportunities for more than I got. The things I have been working on are starting to lock in....and it's only February!

HappyUP!!! - great day!!!
Why it happened - weather and friends
Why it makes me happy -I could not think of a more perfect situation on the golf course. Guys I love playing with. My nephew as my partner...and weather that is just stupid good

Saturday, February 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5063

HappyUP!!! - Kings replays
Why it happened - I tape things
Why it makes me happy -fast forwarding to the good part (the end), I was amazed that the Kings won two games....especially against the Clippers....AT the Clippers. Nice to see SacTown try to make something of this season

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 14
Why it happened -3 perfect shots
Why it makes me happy -the stinger driver was gutsy but GREAT. The wedge was on line. The putt was gorgeous...never a doubt from 12 feet

HappyUP!!! - partner
Why it happened -they put him in last minute
Why it makes me happy -glad to have McC join us...I especially like those birdies on 6 and 7 he threw down

HappyUP!!! -nice guitar work
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -a new tune is coming along...it's an old one. I need to listen to the original. I got the chords down...now I just need the groove. This is a fun one!

Friday, February 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5062

HappyUP!!! - AAA
Why it happened -I had a DMV issue
Why it makes me happy -I thought I would have to go to DMV on this one. Yeah, I know, AAA does a lot of stuff. I thought this might be trickier. Nope...easy peasy

HappyUP!!! -trip to the car lot
Why it happened -it's time
Why it makes me happy - I took a test drive!!! If you knew me, you would know what a milestone this is. THIS is happening people! The process has begun

HappyUP!!! - problem solved
Why it happened -trip to the car lot
Why it makes me happy - I have a perplexing problem. Car people want my problem....if they can sell me a car. It's a fair trade. I'm ready to do battle

HappyUP!!! -Toastmaster Contest
Why it happened -it's an annual thing
Why it makes me happy -our club was represented. YEAH....that is a thing. At least 5 clubs did not show up this year. The great thing about that? We got out an earlier hour than expected. LOVED the improved speech that our member gave representing us.....SOOOOO much better than before! (Oh... and...yeah....I won the Evaluation Contest....wheeeeeee!...on to the next level!)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5061

HappyUP!!! - Vision Service lady
Why it happened -I had an issue
Why it makes me happy -she couldn't have been sweeter, caring, or more helpful. The issue I have is on the way! Yeah, it's about having the best view of the world that I can so it's a big one!

HappyUP!!! - GREAT 5 miler
Why it happened -it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -everything around me was just POPPING! The people were all friendly on the trail. I'll be there....A LOT...just like I once was

HappyUP!!! - taxes ...DONE!
Why it happened - I have an appointment
Why it makes me happy -I was soooo focused in putting together what was needed. It was insane. I got all of the stuff dropped off as well. Banner day for the DONE list!

JollyJottings

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5060

HappyUP!!! - golfing with the assistant pro
Why it happened -we needed a 4th
Why it makes me happy -it's nice to get a full group. He didn't have his best day. I was average. Yet, we battled and kept the damages to a minimum. We even had a chance to break even on the final hole. Nope...not successful in that aim.....but we had a chance. "A chance" is what makes golf fun! Enjoyed his company

HappyUP!!! -a member stepping up....BIG TIME
Why it happened -a quality individual
Why it makes me happy -HE is going to BENEFIT so much from this experience. Yes, he's being "last minute tossed into the fire" a bit.....but that is how it goes in life. I am SO EXCITED to watch this and help support it

HappyUP!!! - cracking out speech help
Why it happened -see the last HappyUP!!!
Why it makes me happy -I have a lot of experience....and it is nice to use it to benefit others. If he goes my direction, it is going to make life so much easier for him.......and he WILL win the contest. I feel great that I could crank out a valuable product in 45 minutes

HappyUP!!! -Apple Store nearby
Why it happened -they put one there
Why it makes me happy -I had a problem with my new phone.....and I was able to get it exchanged easily with no hassle! Sweet!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5059

HappyUP!!! - a great guest
Why it happened -he inquired
Why it makes me happy -BAM!....he wants to join! NOW!! New people to meet and to help

HappyUP!!! - contact synching issue fixed
Why it happened -the Apple help line
Why it makes me happy -well....if you want to make a call, it sure helps if you have ALL the numbers in your phone. It was a fairly painless fix

HappyUP!!! -new phone
Why it happened -I went to the store
Why it makes me happy -it took a little while. It rivaled the time it takes to buy a car. BUT, it was worth it. I got an insight into this industry that fascinated me.

Monday, February 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5058

HappyUP!!! - Morning Pages
Why it happened -I was inspired
Why it makes me happy -nice return to an old friend. Let's see if I can keep it up and get back in the groove. Hint: I can!

HappyUP!!! -RTT session
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -I allowed a peer to get some CPD credit by working on me....and she did a FABULOUS job. I got some key insights from this session. THAT doesn't always happen when just doing a practice session. Time well spent!

HappyUP!!! -Sprouts
Why it happened -I was over there
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE this little store. It's just not nearby so I don't always get there. Picked up some great deals too!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5057

HappyUP!!! - The Muscle's birdie on 18
Why it happened -he came alive
Why it makes me happy -the kid had a hot back 9. We beat THE WORLD! It was mostly him but old uncle here made some nice contributions!

HappyUP!!! -B & D
Why it happened -they were having a glass
Why it makes me happy -it was so nice to be invited over to join them. Love this couple and glad they brought me in for a little entertainment

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 8
Why it happened -a gorgeous 5 iron..and a nice break
Why it makes me happy -this solid shot got even better with that bounce toward the pin. It would have been a shame to miss it....especially after my nephew canned a 25 footer for birdie as well. We go birdie birdie.....that righted a ship that was listing a bit!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5055

HappyUP!!! - the firepit
Why it happened -a gorgeous day
Why it makes me happy -lovely to just sit around and enjoy each other's company on a crisp day!
PERFECTION!!!

HappyUP!!! -Rock Hill bourbon
Why it happened -a friend brought it along
Why it makes me happy -wow! I'm not a huge bourbon guy.....but this stuff was TASTY....and had a fantastic "bite" on it. A little pricey but, since you can't even get it, it doesn't matter. NICE stuff!

HappyUP!!! -sandy WINNER on 18
Why it happened -got some skills
Why it makes me happy -I'm a grinder. It doesn't matter what I brought to the course that day, I am going to play it out for all it's worth. We were NEVER up in this match all day....until I knocked it out  of the trap on 18 and sank the putt. THAT is a JOY that will NEVER go away.

Friday, February 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5054

HappyUP!!! - no Valentine Day concerns
Why it happened -I keep it that way
Why it makes me happy -every day should be a Valentine Day! This societal pressure brought on by the capitalistic system? I'm OUT! It's a cool place to be

HappyUP!!! -ATT chat
Why it happened -phone issue
Why it makes me happy -it looks like they MAY have something for me. Didn't solve it tonight but I will be talking to the right department tomorrow

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 17
Why it happened -just a gorgeous 5 iron
Why it makes me happy -there is NOTHING like the feeling of a PURE shot. It is beyond a good shot. Making the putt?....right when you need it?...priceless!

HappyUP!!! -more affirmation
Why it happened -thoughtful dude
Why it makes me happy -I often say I don't NEED praise or recognition. It is true. Yet, when you make an impact on someone else's life and they go out of their way to tell you, being affirmed is a big HappyUP!!!


Thursday, February 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5053

HappyUP!!! - jamming
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great initial session. Nice listening to our backgrounds. He dug my venue. This has potential to be a regular thing

HappyUP!!! -guitar ideas/ music stories
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -he is WAY better than me. It is always good when I can be in someone's presence that has a higher talent level than myself. At the same time, I think he can get a few things from me too.

HappyUP!!! -life ideas
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -we are exactly the same age. We have "made it through." Yes, there will be challenges ahead but we are both in good places. Picked up some skills along the way to cope. GREAT stuff!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5052

HappyUP!!! - client update
Why it happened -she reached out
Why it makes me happy -she loves her recording and can see new possibilities. It makes me feel that I am "paying the freight" on this world

HappyUP!!! -an acknowledgement
Why it happened -we had chatted before
Why it makes me happy -it's nice to be able to touch a younger person and have them absorb some wisdom that I was LUCKY enough to acquire. It is easy to forget how privileged I was in all of the training I received as well as my learning

HappyUP!!! -setting up the jam with the Big Man
Why it happened -I followed up
Why it makes me happy -I'm going to get to visit with this guy for the first time. We'll get to put out some good vibes to the universe

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5051

HappyUP!!! - Chat with The HONORABLE one
Why it happened -I extended the effort
Why it makes me happy -great to know that he is OK. We got to chat about some other things as well.

HappyUP!!! -chat with a younger guy
Why it happened -I had an inquiry
Why it makes me happy -it turned into something more....a meaningful conversation...a courageous conversation. He appreciated it and I found it gratifying

HappyUP!!! - a possible jam
Why it happened -I texted
Why it makes me happy -LOVE the idea of playing with this guy a little bit

Monday, February 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5050

HappyUP!!! - 72 degrees ...in February
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -hey, if it is going to be a drought year, might as well enjoy it....and I sure did today! Gorgeous day for a walk!!!

HappyUP!!! - brain stuff
Why it happened -I do that kind of thing
Why it makes me happy -I got some excellent study time in that led to new insights around how the brain operates. Fascinating

HappyUP!!! -Speech Contest finalized
Why it happened -I put the hammer down
Why it makes me happy -another time we crossed this off the list...well...at least the planning

HappyUP!!! -treating ML, my client
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -this was a GREAT session. This lady is really going to benefit when she does the commensurate follow through work!

Sunday, February 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5049

HappyUP!!! - Alan Parsons
Why it happened -I got a ticket
Why it makes me happy -LOVE getting out and seeing shows at the Crest. Great venue. The band was FANTASTIC!

HappyUP!!! -Calamari
Why it happened -I arrived early
Why it makes me happy -doors open and show start times are not the same! I know....DUH! That's OK...made the most of it by heading across the street for a delicious appetizer!

HappyUP!!! -brother's golf
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -on only his second outing since surgery, he shot one of the best rounds I have seen from him. THAT is awesome news

HappyUP!!! -Mason
Why it happened -he popped in
Why it makes me happy -LOVE seeing that little guy! He can really SMILE IT UP!!!

Saturday, February 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5048

HappyUP!!! - Mike M golf
Why it happened -pro shop set it up
Why it makes me happy -nice guy and a good stick. He seemed happy to play with us. I hope we see more of him. We could use some new blood

HappyUP!!! - Neighbor digging
Why it happened -she is doing an upgrade
Why it makes me happy -I have always thought of this.....seeing her do that has made me go, "not so much!"

HappyUP!!! -SL as partner
Why it happened -luck of the draw
Why it makes me happy -we took it on....and got the job done today. LOVE how we battle as partners!

Friday, February 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5047

HappyUP!!! - being acknowledged
Why it happened -my State of the Union post
Why it makes me happy -I had a couple of people, one in particular, come up and thank me for that. That always feels good

HappyUP!!! -Country Roads
Why it happened -a friend sent me a recording
Why it makes me happy -I turned around and learned that little ditty myself. Easy...yet has a distinctive sound....and is singable

HappyUP!!! -Hole in One Drinks
Why it happened -a member was lucky today
Why it makes me happy -....I was lucky too! I got bailed out because I would have had to treat about 7 guys to a libation!!!

HappyUP!!! - bro and nephew
Why it happened - bro is back
Why it makes me happy -maiden voyage going 18 after the operation for him....FANTASTIC to have him back on the links

Thursday, February 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5046

HappyUP!!! - voting
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -so glad to have a mail in ballot for the primary! I think this is my first time being able to do that. I actually enjoy going to the polls though...just not always

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened -the weather
Why it makes me happy -I haven't performed this function in months! The look of everything back being manicured, a little smell of cut grass .....LOVE THAT!

HappyUP!!! -taking over for the captain
Why it happened - he got caught in unexpected situation
Why it makes me happy - happy to be of service and easily handle the juggle!

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5045

HappyUP!!! - FB post
Why it happened -I had to say it
Why it makes me happy - I took a topic...and created no angst...and gave some people "permission to think differently".....something I am seeing people be woefully shy about doing along these lines these days

HappyUP!!! - YouTube history
Why it happened -I looked
Why it makes me happy -this is going to be a HUGE help in my research. I was unaware of this feature!!!

HappyUP!!! -Alumni Forum
Why it happened -I got accepted
Why it makes me happy -it was awesome to be able to go in there and learn.....as well as contribute!

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5044

HappyUP!!! - my RTT peer
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great lady. We will learn a lot from each other. It's also great to have an Australian friend now!

HappyUP!!! - Narcissism module
Why it happened -I was studying
Why it makes me happy -WOW! I got a lot of GREAT information today...and things to watch out for!

HappyUP!!! -an "off the cuff" speech
Why it happened -a newer member stepped up
Why it makes me happy - THIS was a great stretch and fantastic progress made by this member. FUNNY!!! ..."so we got this dumpster...."...highlight of my day

Monday, February 03, 2020

HappyUP111 Day 5043

HappyUP!!! - Amp test
Why it happened -I'm attenuating
Why it makes me happy -it doesn't appear this one is smoking and going to burn my house down after all. A problem fixed is the ultimate HappyUP!!!!

HappyUP!!! -Nurse K
Why it happened -I get my teeth cleaned
Why it makes me happy -she was full of vim and vigor today....spunky and funky. I like that in my medical care providers!!!

HappyUP!!! - cauliflowers pizza crust
Why it happened -I was at the store
Why it makes me happy -I not only bought it...I came right home and tested it. Yep, if you want to avoid the traditional pizza crust (for whatever reason), this is another alternative. Delicious

Sunday, February 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5042

HappyUP!!! - Kindness
Why it happened -I witnessed
Why it makes me happy -it was the, "you only have one item?...please...go in front of me" I witnessed it next to me. I just LOVE THAT! I complimented the lady. She said it was common courtesy. I agreed but said, "it's not as common as you make it to be." She said, "I love your glasses." Yep....no idea what are respective politics are...but....THAT is how it is supposed to be

HappyUP!!! - Party at the Nephs
Why it happened -SuperBowl
Why it makes me happy -truth be to told...when it is a big game...I'd rather watch by myself so I can focus on the game. SOOOOOO glad I stepped into the crowd today!

HappyUP!!! - found camera stuff
Why it happened -I wasn't looking
Why it makes me happy -I now have everything to get back into snapping "non-iPhone" pics...and...yeah...the dedicated camera is still higher quality than the phone.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

HappyU!!! Day 5041

HappyUP!!! - birdie 17 and 18
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -NO!!!...this is not a redundancy or a "confusing today with yesterday"... I did it again. This one made me some dough. Pulled serious stuff out of the fire!

HappyUP!!! -SNL
Why it happened -it comes on early now
Why it makes me happy -I usually record it for Sunday...not tonight. Very good. I LOVE how my "righty friends" go, "it hasn't been good since  Belushi.." or something like that. Park your dinosaurs in the back, dudes.  My lefty friends...well...it is a component of where they get their news from The show remains relevant. Good one tonight

HappyUP!!! -sandy on 16
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -THAT...was one tough little bunker shot. I made it look easier than it was. LOVE THAT

Friday, January 31, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5040

HappyUP!!! - birdie 17 and 18
Why it happened -conjoured up some magic
Why it makes me happy -when you are getting killed, a couple of birdies coming in lessens the pain. Highly unlikely to pull this off

HappyUP!!! -ribs
Why it happened -InstantPot
Why it makes me happy -it worked!!! I am not sure I have ever made ribs before (I know...shhhh ...around the Man Card police). I just hear of all of the labor that goes on around the Traeger to make "perfect ribs." Were these perfect? Probably not. Are they perfect after being on the grill for however long the smokers do it? Probably not. These were deeeelicious! I can attest

HappyUP!!! - Howard Jones
Why it happened -I went
Why it makes me happy -great seats...great venue...great drive in and out. Man, I didn't realize/appreciate how big a part of my music fabric that he was. Great entertainer as well. Just the right amount of crowd work and music. Tight band!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5039

HappyUP!!! - haircut
Why it happened -I get shaggy
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE my stylist....I just love saying I have a "stylist." For goodness sakes, Mt Baldy doesn't need a bunch of grooming

HappyUP!!! - Over The Rainbow
Why it happened -I got a buddy
Why it makes me happy -really cool to get his take on this classic on guitar...via. a cool little app we share

HappyUP!!! -walk
Why it happened -I had to get there
Why it makes me happy -glad I left early....and chose this mode of transportation to get to my venue. If ya live in the city, it's a given. Where I am at?...you have to time block/allow for not driving. A bit less carbon footprint today


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5038

HappyUP!!! - working out CPD 
Why it happened -I made a request
Why it makes me happy -nobody's fault...just misunderstanding.  We worked it out. A reasonable solution has been arrived at

HappyUP!!! - getting the win
Why it happened -pretty much opponents fault
Why it makes me happy -hey, a win is a win. A little setback in my progress today...no trainwreck. The putter is still rolling it well.

HappyUP!!! - a little chipping thing
Why it happened -I remembered
Why it makes me happy -I have something to work on....something I forgot. When the long game is being worked on, you need a little help on the short side

HappyUP!!! - cleaning up
Why it happened - good to do
Why it makes me happy -ate VERY well today. LOTS of veggies.  Gotta hit this hard in days to come.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5037

HappyUP!!! - delivering a solid eval
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -after all these years, it is still hard for me to do this. I amaze myself when I come up with great stuff...and it sinks in...you can see it

HappyUP!!! - eye exam
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -everything is healthy...and some cool new eyewear on the way. New doc was fantastic

HappyUP!!! - keeping it dry
Why it happened -sometimes, you need to
Why it makes me happy -a nice new day begins.

Monday, January 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5036

HappyUP!!! - fun making an appointment
Why it happened -I need a haircut
Why it makes me happy -such a fun exchange today!

HappyUP!!! -KINGS comeback
Why it happened -who the heck knows!!!
Why it makes me happy -greatest last 3:00 minute comeback in NBA History. I  could see us being on the OTHER side of this equation. Hield finally came around. Foxx made one of the greatest little plays ever at the end of the game. Two wins in a row!!!

HappyUP!!! - back and forth with Philnomenal 
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -just great entertainment today!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5035

HappyUP!!! - hooking up with C States
Why it happened -he stopped by
Why it makes me happy -sounds like we have a plan! I like that

HappyUP!!! - RTT potential client
Why it happened -I put it out there
Why it makes me happy -always building the business!

HappyUP!!! - Grammy's
Why it happened -I watch this one
Why it makes me happy -LOVE recording them....no politics...nice little salve on the Kobe wound from the morning. Good changeup for them. Hope Billie Eilish stays ago...so cool to see her clean up.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5034

HappyUP!!! - iPad
Why it happened -I owned one
Why it makes me happy -it's just the ultimate for the seminar I was at today

HappyUP!!! -Green Acres talk
Why it happened -I was at the class
Why it makes me happy -learned some great stuff today...super ideas....PRUNE OFTEN (like constantly)..that was just one of them. Trees can be only as high as you want them (OK...a "duh" but still good).

HappyUP!!! - Narcos dudes
Why it happened -they keynoted
Why it makes me happy -very interesting history regarding Pablo Escobar and all of his BS.

HappyUP!!! -pee b4 you go
Why it happened -a borrowed NY Resolution
Why it makes me happy -a lot of times, you just want to leave somewhere. "It's no problem...I can make it home...."....WHY?!?!?! To try to beat the parking lot by a few seconds? I have done it. No more. NICE!!!


Friday, January 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5033

HappyUP!!! - Putting
Why it happened -I pay attention
Why it makes me happy -my set up and my left shoulder action seems to have been the way I need it to be when I putt well. The stick hasn't felt this good in my hands in awhile.

HappyUP!!! -Re-Attentuator
Why it happened -I made a call
Why it makes me happy -Sweetwater is the BEST! Easy return

HappyUP!!! - Pop in the Driver
Why it happened -working on my action
Why it makes me happy -I got it out there in the zip code of my buddies a couple of times. I have more work to do but, I think I'm on to what had happened

HappyUP!!! - TC is back
Why it happened -recovered
Why it makes me happy -GREAT to have this buddy back on the links and to get to play with him today!


Thursday, January 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5032

HappyUP!!! - Lou the Repairman
Why it happened -I needed a repair
Why it makes me happy -on time, knowledgeable, got some other tips and fair price. Nice guy. Good to have one of these guys at the fingertips

HappyUP!!! -ICE
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -my ice maker (or lackthereof) is legendary. ANOTHER thing ticked off the 2020 list

HappyUP!!! -circling back with my plumber
Why it happened -a buddy needed a referral
Why it makes me happy -great chat with this guy. We'll have another chat soon

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5031

HappyUP!!! - Pizza
Why it happened -I made it
Why it makes me happy -not exactly "plant based" (OK...not plant based at all...at least this one) but the crust made from chicken and cheese (OK...NO PLANT BASE)...but healthier than normal crust. Easy and delicious

HappyUP!!! - chatting with BH
Why it happened -I called
Why it makes me happy -it was good to see "how he felt" after the stretch yesterday

HappyUP!!! - Over The Rainbow with buddy
Why it happened -I challenged him
Why it makes me happy -I am anticipating hearing something good on this deal! He took the gauntlet

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5030

HappyUP!!! - DTM speech
Why it happened -it was my time
Why it makes me happy -A BIG project checked off my 2020 list!!!

HappyUP!!! -attenuator arrives
Why it happened -I ordered one
Why it makes me happy -well...not EXACTLY sure this is going to work. It's in the right direction though. Might be a little problem. I'm happy that I will get something dialed in here

HappyUP!!! - funny jokemaster
Why it happened -members learn
Why it makes me happy -it was AWESOME to see this guy stretch himself today

HappyUP!!! -a ride
Why it happened -I needed to get home
Why it makes me happy -great to have a buddy take care of me today


Monday, January 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5029

HappyUP!!! - bladey wedge 17
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - THAT was a slippery situation....and nowhere near as easy as I made it look. Lots of satisfaction gained from that up and down

HappyUP!!! -an offer of a ride
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -so GREAT to not have to do Uber after I drop the baby off

HappyUP!!! - high foggy day
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -I don't want it all the time...but I LOVE the crispness of a "Monterey-like" day

HappyUP!!! -cutting my losses
Why it happened -I rallied on the back 9
Why it makes me happy -a birdie and other crafty work got the front 9 tab down by half...it did NOT look like THAT was happening

Sunday, January 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5028

HappyUP!!! - a new fuse
Why it happened -a buddy had one
Why it makes me happy -great to diagnose this issue....and play comfortably

HappyUP!!! - staying warm...enough
Why it happened -I layer well
Why it makes me happy -not freezing...but very variable in the temp today. Ear band on....ear band off....and then ear band on again at the end. Still, I was comfortable

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened -I had some courage with the putter
Why it makes me happy -a lot of good putts today...that didn't go in. This one did...at just the right time!

HappyUP!!! - the group
Why it happened -it's how we were paired up
Why it makes me happy -great 5some today. A rare pairing with the plumbing suppliers!


HappyUP!!! Day 5029

HappyUP!!! - finding it
Why it happened -I stopped looking
Why it makes me happy -sometimes...you find it when you surrender (<---yeah ...remember="" a="" about="" and="" back="" blended="" by="" entrance.="" fallen="" floor="" for="" had="" hand="" i="" in="" it="" just="" line...not="" my="" new="" of="" one="" order="" out="" p="" that="" the="" this="" to="" was="" with="">
HappyUP!!! -batteries plus
Why it happened -they were open
Why it makes me happy -OK...not the perfect trip (their problem with a new system)...but it beat going to where I thought I would HAVE to go for this fix. PLUS...I have a feature on my phone that had NEVER worked before!

HappyUP!!! -49ers win
Why it happened -they just kick butt
Why it makes me happy -we got skin in the game for a Super Bowl!!!...FINALLY!!!

HappyUP!!! - football hosts
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -great hanging with the guys and wives...and the InstantPot ribs? Oh yeah... I will make some of those. Why not? That meat just dripped off the bone!

Friday, January 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5027

HappyUP!!! - Nuts vs Macs
Why it happened -I re-shuffled
Why it makes me happy -we had a lot of late minute changes. Great to play some family golf...to a stalemate!

HappyUP!!! - Instapot Brussel Sprouts
Why it happened -trying new things
Why it makes me happy -a lot healthier and just as tasty as how I usually make them....perfect texture!

HappyUP!!! -the pro shop
Why it happened -they made some room
Why it makes me happy -they had our back on the overflow today. Nobody had to sit out

HappyUP!!! - impossible shot....POSSIBLE
Why it happened -I have some skills
Why it makes me happy -this shot had to stay low for a long time....and then go between two trees....fade a little...then get caught up in the longer grass to slow it down....and end up 12 feet from the pin. I could have stood out there all day and not hit that shot again!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5026

HappyUP!!! - Key To The Highway
Why it happened -I was YouTUBING
Why it makes me happy -I will put some work in on this. Great instruction. It opened my mind up a bit. Challenging? Yes...shouldn't be but it is what it is. I can't just "chord" the tune my entire life

HappyUP!!! - jokes
Why it happened -I was reviewing
Why it makes me happy -I got a nice little schtick brewing out of this one...funny!

HappyUP!!! - re-review of file
Why it happened -a personnel change
Why it makes me happy -I MAY not have to do some repeat work to get updated! THAT would be sweet!!! Hope!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

HappyUP!!!! Day 5025

HappyUP!!! - shoes
Why it happened -I ordered
Why it makes me happy -these are awesome...and a great deal

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies on the back
Why it happened -mostly putting
Why it makes me happy -hit it close on the front...no birdies. Hit it farther away on the back...3 birdies. Go figure. You all KNOW birdies are the name of the game. Very productive

HappyUP!!! - dinner set kinda complete
Why it happened -2nd order came in
Why it makes me happy -some flatware is probably next but, for now, I did a nice little upgrade here

HappyUP!!! - 34 on the back
Why it happened -(see that birdie thing above)
Why it makes me happy -can't remember the last time I tossed it around in two under on the back. Sweet!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5024

HappyUP!!! - NCAA Game
Why it happened -I taped it
Why it makes me happy -I managed to watch it...using a lot of fast forward....and I didn't know who won ahead of time!  What a time saver!!!

HappyUP!!! -a guest
Why it happened -she was invited
Why it makes me happy -very positive vibes on this one. Can't wait for her to join!

HappyUP!!! -AB's speech
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy -I was THRILLED to evaluate today...and got total agreement from my peers on the improvement and the opportunities for this guy to go Next Level

HappyUP!!! -Time Won't Let Me
Why it happened -I was tidying up
Why it makes me happy -there is a cool and easy little lick on this one. Not sure we will do this but it would be easy to add to the set list

Monday, January 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5023

HappyUP!!! - Mr Transmission
Why it happened -needed to test
Why it makes me happy -he's the absolute best!!!

HappyUP!!! -trickle charger
Why it happened -I own one
Why it makes me happy -I'm so glad it helped me with my current situation that I am working on

HappyUP!!! -smoothie
Why it happened -I do that sometimes
Why it makes me happy -it had been awhile. This is a GREAT brekko for me. Easy habit to get back into

HappyUP!!! - the gig
Why it happened -we volunteered
Why it makes me happy -playing live is nerve wracking....and exhilarating! I put myself out there.

HappyUP!!! -singing
Why it happened -I stepped up



Why it makes me happy - doing The Thrill Is Gone Live is something I have always wanted to do. Glad the band indulged me today

HappyUP!!! -Monk's Cellar
Why it happened -celebration



Why it makes me happy -great to hang with the band after the gig and decompress a bit

Sunday, January 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5022

HappyUP!!! - AAA
Why it happened -I have coverage
Why it makes me happy -considering where I was and the time it was, it was amazing to get bailed out like I did....and I APPRECIATE it!!!

HappyUP!!! - favor for a friend
Why it happened -I have a truck
Why it makes me happy -always like to help out when I can

HappyUP!!! - new sheets
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -.....last night! WOW!!! Love these! Super soft and inexpensive. THAT is a winning combo for slumber

HappyUP!!! - receiving a favor
Why it happened -he cared
Why it makes me happy -this dude really helped me figure out how to get my sound ready to go live tomorrow night. A million thanks!!! My big amp is once again in play!

JollyJottings
Finding my battery bump box


Saturday, January 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5021

HappyUP!!! - bro's house
Why it happened -party time
Why it makes me happy -always great to share time with the family

HappyUP!!! - the drone
Why it happened -I brought it along
Why it makes me happy -it's a Mason favorite! If it's approved by him, it makes me happy

HappyUP!!! - 49er win
Why it happened -they are goooood!
Why it makes me happy -the once proud franchise?....it's proud again. I don't think ANYONE saw them being the dominant team that they are. One more home win....and it's Super Bowl time again!

HappyUP!!! - Grocery Outlet
Why it happened -I needed a couple of quick things
Why it makes me happy -great little in and out with no hassle. Not my usual place but it was great!

JollyJottings

FREE stuff! - I have some nice dough on my cash rewards. It covered my entire order tonight!

Friday, January 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5020

HappyUP!!! - 40 yard pitch in on one
Why it happened -I have SOME skills
Why it makes me happy - this gem was just struck perfectly...flighted just the way I wanted it...took the break...and gently fell in the cup. What a lovely start!

HappyUP!!! - 3 more birdies
Why it happened -mostly putts
Why it makes me happy - 18, 20, and 12 footers are not ones you make all the time. It also helps to birdie the 9th AND the 18th...THAT does not happen often but it is profitable

HappyUP!!! - quick fix to my headcovers
Why it happened -I'm a touch crafty
Why it makes me happy - building these babies to last for awhile

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened -I cook
Why it makes me happy - FABULOUS way to start my day and stay full. The salad with the oil and vinegar at the end of the day was some pretty tasty eating as well



Thursday, January 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5019

HappyUP!!! - Chicago (the documentary)
Why it happened - lazy day
Why it makes me happy -this band was ALL OVER my heaviest music listening days. Nice to have the history all put right in front of me

HappyUP!!! - morning rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy -didn't see this in the forecast. It was a nice little break in a rather dry forecast. It's supposed to be THAT time of year

HappyUP!!! -NCGA
Why it happened -I inquired
Why it makes me happy -they are so screwed up right now...poor things. Yet, they got back to me promptly. Impressive!

HappyUP!!! -leftovers
Why it happened -I cooked the other day
Why it makes me happy -oh man!!!...I am digging this cooking more thing. Resolution? Nah...just something I like doing



Wednesday, January 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5018

HappyUP!!! - pom poms
Why it happened -Hobby Lobby had em
Why it makes me happy -my new "head covers" are now DOPE! Thankful for Mrs. Wolfe for teaching me how to use a needle and thread back in the day! THAT is a skill I have often used in my life!

HappyUP!!! -beret day
Why it happened -a resolution
Why it makes me happy -yep...resolution to wear more berets this year has been fulfilled. I wore one all day...even golfing! I hate to admit it but it was FUN!

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 13
Why it happened -sweet 7 iron and putt
Why it makes me happy -birdies are what it is about...and they are few and far between at the moment.

HappyUP!!! -big win
Why it happened -mostly my partner
Why it makes me happy - I'm almost back to square one for the year after a rough start!



Tuesday, January 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5017

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened -it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -first meeting of the year....GREAT turnout....three speeches...and one of my favorites returned

HappyUP!!! - Chuck
Why it happened -I stopped by
Why it makes me happy -we have a game plan now

HappyUP!!! - ice dissipating
Why it happened - it was light
Why it makes me happy -I wasn't running late...but I wasn't planning on defrosting today. The ice was taken care of with mere washer fluid

HappyUP!!! -GREAT luck with lights
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -it just does. Red lights? inevitable. Green lights?...a fortuitous blessing. It's all how you look at it

Monday, January 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5016

HappyUP!!! - drive time
Why it happened -I am on a mission
Why it makes me happy -I got a SOLID 4 cycles in today....and heard an interesting podcast with DiCraprio and Brad armPitt today. Progress

HappyUP!!! - "Finding" my license
Why it happened -I was diligent
Why it makes me happy -ALMOST freaked out when I couldn't find it in my money clip....but somehow, it had become FUSED to another card. I mean PERFECTLY fused. The magnetic strip on the back of the license looked just like it belonged on the back of the card it had attached to. NO trip to DMV for me! THAT is a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - rehearsal
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -we had a great session with our drummer. Can't wait to play next week. It's going to be great! Also great to pick up some extra strings on the fly!

HappyUP!!! - Instapot
Why it happened -I bought one yesterday
Why it makes me happy -OK...I wish the instructions were a bit more robust. Of course, there is an app for that....which I downloaded.  Frozen salmon to lunch....a delicious lunch....in about 10 minutes. NICE!

JollyJottings

Sunday, January 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5015

HappyUP!!! - birdie out of the box
Why it happened -a nice wedge and putt
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE a good start....even if, most of the time, it turns into "early to rise, early to rot" as was the case today. It's just nice to start off HOT!

HappyUP!!! - Ricky Gervais
Why it happened -Golden Globes
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE how he just says, "this is my last time.....I DON'T CARE!" ...and means it. His monologue was fabulous....especially the "gasps."  The Felicity Huffman joke was outrageously funny....and the silence it got was even funnier!

HappyUP!!! -Seahawks win
Why it happened -Philly had issues
Why it makes me happy -I SOOOOOO want to see them play the 49ers for the chance to get in the Super Bowl...at the Niners home!

Saturday, January 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5014

HappyUP!!! - a last second reminder
Why it happened -texting
Why it makes me happy - would have gone to the club expecting breakfast....forgetting the kitchen is closed down a week for maintenance. JUST enough time to whip up a little scramble here at the house

HappyUP!!! -a brekko offer
Why it happened -texting
Why it makes me happy -same dude that made me aware offered to grab me a MickeyDees brekko burrito. I didn't take him up on the offer.......NICE GESTURE!!! I'd like to think I would be that thoughtful...not sure I would have been. I WILL be if I am on that end in the future.

HappyUP!!! -seeing a missing golfer
Why it happened -he just had to play
Why it makes me happy -good to have this guy back in the fold. Hope to see more of him

HappyUP!!! -memorization is good for you
Why it happened -I was reminded
Why it makes me happy -I have a couple of poems and a few song lyrics memorized. Discovered the GREAT value in doing that while researching today. It seems that our school system has gotten away from encouraging "rote memory" exercises. I am compiling a list of the things that I want to work on.

Friday, January 03, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5013

HappyUP!!! - a service request
Why it happened -I'm of service
Why it makes me happy -wasn't sure that I could help this client....now I am. Can't wait to train this person in ways in which the mind works

HappyUP!!! -2 birdies
Why it happened -great shots and putts
Why it makes me happy -birdies are the name of the game. I'm hitting more greens. It is the pathway to more of them. The seal has been broken from the lid for 2020

HappyUP!!! - getting a pesky response off my list
Why it happened -it's the New Year
Why it makes me happy -I will either get something signed off on...or I will get some assistance. I'm good with either.

HappyUP!!! -  getting caught up
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - it didn't take long, was fairly easy, and now I am on top of things!

Thursday, January 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5012

HappyUP!!! - Kings Game
Why it happened -I was invited
Why it makes me happy -great to spend some time with my friend...and be around the mass crowd (once in awhile). The "crowd mentality" is an interesting thing

HappyUP!!! - hitting 10 greens
Why it happened -I got some help
Why it makes me happy -I'm not there yet...far from it. It's nice to begin the New Year working on something that is DEFINITE and fairly simple

HappyUP!!! - some car runs
Why it happened - I got up early enough
Why it makes me happy - got the mileage in at the prescribed RPM's...without disturbing traffic. I will get this thing done.

HappyUP!!! - The Sound of My Voice
Why it happened -I recorded it
Why it makes me happy - Linda Ronstadt, without me thinking about it, filled a bunch of my airwaves as I grew up. It was cool to find out her life story. A very well done documentary

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5011 Happy New Year 2020

HappyUP!!! - Hitting balls
Why it happened -I have "resolve"
Why it makes me happy -I have a bad habit in the way I hit the ball. I am committed to getting rid of it or, at least, minimizing it.

HappyUP!!! -the Pro stopping by
Why it happened -I was on the range
Why it makes me happy -he gave me more than a few minutes to tell me exactly what I need to do. His tutelage makes sense

HappyUP!!! - Late Night guitar
Why it happened -I was listening to a set list
Why it makes me happy -I picked up a couple of cool new licks and songs that I may be able to do. Not as difficult as I would have thought

HappyUP!!! - a walk
Why it happened -I do that....
Why it makes me happy -...and I just need to do more of it. Even got a little bit of a "run" in. It's a New Year. I got an idea!!!