Monday, November 30, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1038

HappyUP!!! - Getting the wave
Why it happened - I am a courteous driver
Why it makes me happy - I went out of my way to let a guy over today....little did I know how far he needed to get over. I helped the guy out big time....and he acknowledged it

HappyUP!!! - great errand run
Why it happened - I had things to do
Why it makes me happy - no issues...point a to b to c.....and it was just a chipper experience

HappyUP!!! - nailing down some plans
Why it happened - chatted with the person helping me
Why it makes me happy - one step closer to getting things done


iTunes Store
Solid errand run
Great conversation with my buddy
Making plans with other friends
Letting a guy the wave
Chillin with a bit of guitar

Sunday, November 29, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1037

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood on 2
Why it happened - I had hit my tee shot into the hazard
Why it makes me happy - I had made a mess of the first hole....and was about to make a mess of the 2nd hole when I put a 3 wood from 230 within 10 feet of the stick. For a moment, the ship was righted.

HappyUP!!! - phone conversation with a friend
Why it happened - I have friends
Why it makes me happy - ever have a good know....a really good transparent one? I love those.

HappyUP!!! - excellent weather
Why it happened - who's November
Why it makes me happy - after yesterday's windstorm, today's crisp day was a blessing. Even as it gets a bit cooler, I love the fall weather time of year in NorCal.


Progress with the driver
Two outstanding up and downs
Two three woods from places I should have had to hit three woods
5 iron into 12
Wedge into 13
Driver....9 iron...putt on 18
A great steak
Playing golf with Buddy
Seeing my regular golf pal again
NO wind...lovely fall weather for the end of November
Great phone conversation with a friend

Saturday, November 28, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1036

HappyUP!!! - par on the first hole
Why it happened - good chip and a putt
Why it makes me happy - I got off to a good start.....on a VERY windy (30 mph or more) day

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood into 8
Why it happened - I hit a crappy drive....and then recovered
Why it makes me happy - 200 yds out.....wind howling right to left....need to put it around a tree....BAM.....choked down and floated that thing to where it came down 6 feet from the pin and BIT right there. It had to be up there with one of the best shots I have hit in 37 years of golf

HappyUP!!! - connecting with a buddy
Why it happened - I checked in on an outcome
Why it makes me happy - the outcome was great for my buddy......and now we will be getting together as a product of chatting about what was happening.


Evening time with a bud

Friday, November 27, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1035

HappyUP!!! - thunder and hail
Why it happened - it's the weather
Why it makes me happy - it was sooooo freaky.....I like it when weird things happen...especially like this when I am inside...warm...cozy...just watching

HappyUP!!! - Caesar Salad
Why it happened - I made the dressing
Why it makes me happy - my sis-in-law makes the best.....she gave me the recipe.....I came darn close to finally replicating it today. Tastey...tastey....

HappyUP!!! - Sacramento Kings
Why it happened - they won
Why it makes me happy - our town could use a boost....these young kids are playing good ball with a couple of the best players hurt. Who knows.....not much will happen this year....but there could be good things brewing for the future....optimism.


Hooking up with a buddy
Call from a good friend
Thunder and hail
Caesaer Salad
Texting with buddies
Sacramento Kings

QuoteUP!!! 15

"A perpetual state of gratitude and radical humility"

"Relax.....Listen...... I will guide you"

Just doing a little clean up today - and found these jotted down.

They each mean something to me - thought they might do the same for you. Think about it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1034....THANKSGIVING 2009

HappyUP!!! - Apple Website
Why it happened - I am defaulted to it right now when I open the computer
Why it makes me happy - I did a couple of short 5 minute tutorials this morning as I go through the stuff....and easy

<---No, I wasn't there today...that was last week....but it still makes me happy!!!

HappyUP!!! - banging the guitar
Why it happened - it was a holiday
Why it makes me happy - I don't know what it is about holidays that inspire me to spend a bit more time with the six string....lazy day perhaps? This needs to happen more often.

HappyUP!!! - visiting with an old friend
Why it happened - Facebook was part of it
Why it makes me happy - we both had some time to kill....were in the same area....and got together to reminisce a bit......holidays are the best!


Macys Parade
Banging on the guitar
Texting with friends on the holiday
Great dinner
Beautiful weather
So much to be thankful for
Visiting with an old friend

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1033

HappyUP!!! - time with LM at Starbucks
Why it happened - I thought I was supposed to meet my buddy
Why it makes me happy - it was great visiting with L. We don't get to spend nearly the amount of time that we should. I really enjoyed our exchange today.

<-----an interesting sight at sundown in Kauai

HappyUP!!! - texting with another buddy
Why it happened - we caught each other on Facebook
Why it makes me happy - it was great to reconnect with my old pal. As soon as the holidays are over, we are going to get together.

HappyUP!!! - shrimp cocktail
Why it happened - I went to the store
Why it makes me happy - it's been forever since I had a shrimp cocktail. I don't know why but I saw some little shrimp today and said, "hey, how about a shrimp cocktail." Delicious!!!


Time with LM at Starbucks
Texting with a buddy
Doing some cleanup
Starting times
Stock market
Good book
Apple Keynote
Maui plans

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1032

HappyUP!!! - the Apple Store
Why it happened - they have classes to help people with the conversion
Why it makes me happy - I took an hour and went out to learn a few things about this bad boy I am typing on. There are some serious conveniencs being dealt out by this machine.

(<-------this picture will be a HappyUP!!! for me for a long time)

HappyUP!!! - Bill's Joke
Why it happened - he was jokemaster at Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - this was a great way to start my day...the perfect joke...not too long...some physical humor.....and a touch of questionable taste (but not dirty or offensive). What a crack up

HappyUP!!! - a guest joined...and another new guest showed up
Why it happened - our club keeps drawing
Why it makes me happy - more new people....more life stories....more people to work with.


Bill's Joke
Toastmasters meeting
New member
Another day off from golf
An educational session

Monday, November 23, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1031

HappyUP!!! - finding music files
Why it happened - I dug around
Why it makes me happy - I am making the PC to Mac conversion. All of my CD's have been burned into my old computer. They didn't all come over in my initial migration. I was able to poke around and get most, if not all of them. It's a LOT faster and easier to move a file than to re-burn a disk. I hate doing things twice.....not sure I would have been happy reloading all my CD's. VERY happy with the progress I made today

(See the photo above?.....that's no theatrical backdrop behind that cool was that venue last week? - this is Kirby Keough's guitar on an open air stage in Kauai)

HappyUP!!! - sharing my stuff
Why it happened - I have stuff
Why it makes me happy - my buddy needed to borrow some equipment of mine. I went one better, "no problem and, while your here, I'll cut my steak in half and feed you too!" No, I am no saint but it makes me feel good to feed others.....especially when they don't expect it.

HappyUP!!! - mowing the lawn
Why it happened - it was a lovely afternoon
Why it makes me happy - there is something about being out on a crisp autumn afternoon and doing some light work. Mowing fits the bill. Then, when done, all the leaves are gone.....the grass is a uniform height.......a new pleasing aroma has been created.....there are a lot of senses being touched and I soaked it in.


Mowing the lawn
Sharing a steak with a buddy
Sharing my equipment
Stogie and his sleeping
Finding some music files

Sunday, November 22, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1030

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in my bed
Why it happened - I was gone for a week
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have a lump (aka...nice kitty) sleeping on me all night. Shadow was a comfort on a cold night

HappyUP!!! - fast greens
Why it happened - I am back at home
Why it makes me happy - after a week on slow, bermuda greens, it was nice to be on the greens at home.....and they were fast. It was a weird change that was good.

HappyUP!!! - getting caught up with the HappyUP!!!s
Why it happened - I used my word processor
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't able to upload on a nightly basis. I was able to keep track everyday while I was on vacation. It was a pretty easy cut and paste to get caught up in my postings

HappyUP!!! - the weather
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I wore Sacramento....and it was fine. I was plenty warm enough.....all day the weather here.


Sleeping with the lump
Teeing it up with my buds
Fast Greens
Birdie on 6
Being able to wear shorts
Hooking up with my buddies
Great up and downs
Call from my buddy

Saturday, November 21, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1029

HappyUP!!! - smooth trip to the checkin gate
Why it happened - my buddy and I planned ahead
Why it makes me happy - even though we had to do a second pass to find the rental car agency and there was traffic on way to airport, no stress. We left plenty early

HappyUP!!! - my book
Why it happened - I brought it along
Why it makes me happy - I read that thing in it's entirity....5 hours worth. It made the trip fly by

HappyUP!!! - getting picked up at the airport
Why it happened - I set it up and the other person was right there
Why it makes me happy - after travelling all day, it is great to have someone there curbside for a quick and easy pickup! Time to get home

Friday, November 20, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1028

HappyUP!!! - Joining up on the back 9

Why it happened - it was a slow round at Kauia Lagoons

Why it made me happy - the guy and the son were good players. We were all on the same page. No hacking it around.

HappyUP!!! - back to back birdies

Why it happened - I am a talent?

Why it makes me happy - I don't birdie back to back at home that much. I made them on 12 and 13 at the Lagoons...I was 2 under on the back side. That's a big deal and a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Sunset photos

Why it happened - I am in Hawaii

Why it makes me happy - everyone is a photographer in Hawaii....everyone!!! You get to enjoy the experience and know that you can't screw it up. I'll post the photos separately.


Joining up on the back 9

Back to back birdies

Up and down on the last hole

Clean up dinner

Sunset photos

No rain

Hybrid into par 3

The weather

Seeing how to “get it set”

Thursday, November 19, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1027

HappyUP!!! - Princeville

Why it happened - we made the drive

Why it makes me happy - Princeville is legendary golf on the islands. There were a lot of dramatic golf holes there. Very strategic. I played poorly....but enjoyed every moment. Great golf course

HappyUP!!! - grilled steaks

Why it happened - we gotta eat

Why it makes me happy - we are at a timeshare. I had to use the communal grill. The marinade that I threw it in last night was a risk....and the steaks came out great

HappyUP!!! - Puff the Magic Dragon

Why it happened - I was in Hanalei Bay

Why it makes me happy - I saw Puff! “Puff, the magic dragon, lived by the sea.....” I grew up with that song.

HappyUP!!! - hybrid on par three

Why it happened - I was 190 to the pin into the wind

Why it makes me happy - this was all carry over a chasm. Any spin right or left could be disaster. I stung that puppy right over the pin....205 into the wind. This shot was hit as pure as a golf ball can be hit. Heaven.

<------See PUFF? - look at the land sticking out

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1026

HappyUP!!! - NAT in the stock market

Why it happened - who knows....shipping rates are going up

Why it makes me happy - I have a good position in this stock. It has been a laggard all year. Today, it was up 6.25%.....HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - wedging in

Why it happened - I didn’t care

Why it makes me happy - I had made a mess of this hole. My damn ball got stuck in a tree. By the time I was hitting my 50 yard shot in, I was staring double bogey in the face.....and then the ball rolled into the cup. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!

HappyUP!!! - Ocean views

Why it happened - we played at the muni

Why it makes me happy - tremendous views....right on the coastline....I mean right on the a public course. It was beautiful.


Wedging in

Ocean views from the muni course

NAT in the stock market

A day at the beach

7 iron into par three

Texting with friends

Uke on the green

Funny pictures

Our native golfing friends

Driving range session

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1025

HappyUP!!! - Poipu Beach Golf

Why it happened - today was “nice” golf day

Why it makes me happy - today we played at a top drawer resort. It was right on the coast. Spectacular views. Very little rain. Unimpeded. Gotta love it.

HappyUP!!! - beach time

Why it happened - I’m in Kauai

Why it makes me happy - sitting at the outdoor bar/grill right on the the shade...with all the activity in front of me. A guy could spend a long time there.

HappyUP!!! - birdies

Why it happened - I have a bit of skill

Why it makes me happy - I love birdies...and I had bookkends today....on the first and the 18th. I was happy coming and going.


Early morning

Poipu Beach Golf

Birdie on the first hole

Birdie on the final hole

Hanging down by the beach

A delicious burger

Sand shot to a gimmie

Taking the lead in the Kammannawannalaya Open

Monday, November 16, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1024

HappyUP!!! - Joes on the Green

Why it happened - my buddy was sitting in

Why it makes me happy - what are the odds that my guitar/ukulele master and buddy from Roseville would be in Kauai at the same time as me?...and sitting in with a local guitar player/singer. It was a night of bliss.

HappyUP!!! - unimpeded golf

Why it happened - we play early

Why it makes me happy - there is nothing better than playing golf and never having to wait.....and we didn’t

HappyUP!!! - 5 iron into 18

Why it happened - I stepped up

Why it makes me happy - I needed to hit a great shot....and, boy, did I? It would have been great to make the birdie putt but the shot, in the wind, was pretty special

Sunday, November 15, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1023

HappyUP!!! - wind in the trees

Why it happened - I am in Kauai

Why it makes me happy - screen door open in bedroom with a tropical breeze blowing through...sleeping doesn’t get better than that

HappyUP!!! - birdie on second hole

Why it happened - a nice wedge shot

Why it makes me happy - I love birdies....and it only took me two holes to get my first one on Kauai

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on downhill par three

Why it happened - I hit it pure

Why it makes me happy - once in awhile you play a course with an EXTREMELY elevated tee. Today was like that. You don’t really know how the wind and elevation are going to affect things. I got it right on this hole and striped it right over the flag...just past the pin


Wind blosing through the trees during night

A great nights sleep

Nice bed

Birdie on the second hole

7 iron on downhill par three

Just relaxing after golf

Saturday, November 14, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1022

HappyUP!!! - giving lady my window seat

Why it happened - I am a giver

Why it makes me happy - OK, I really wanted to sit next to my buddy but the lady

was so happy to exchange her aisle seat for my window seat that it made me feel very cheritable

HappyUP!!! - tropical downpour

Why it happened - it’s what Kauai is about

Why it makes me happy - we just came in today. No golf was planned. While it is no guarantee against future rains, at least we weren’t out in this monsoon.

HappyUP!!! - ride to the airport

Why it happned - my buddy wanted to use my truck

Why it makes me happy - I drove to my bud’s house at 6:30 a.m., made the pick up, drove to the curb, and got my stuff out right there. In return, I have a guaranteed ride when I get back

HappyUP!!! - call during the layover

Why it happened - my friend had some time

Why it makes me happy - my buddy and I were supposed to chat before I left town but we couldn’t catch each other. It was great getting caught up.

Friday, November 13, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1021

HappyUP!!! - an affordable upgrade
Why it happened - my friend tipped me off
Why it makes me happy - first class?....on a long flight? I don't even have to explain

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 13
Why it happened - I hit a hell of a shot
Why it makes me happy - not a lot of HU's in today's round...we'll grab the bright spot where we can

HappyUP!!! - my new MacBook
Why it happened - I went to the Apple Store
Why it makes me happy - the guy at the store was helpful, the configuration painless, and, most of all, I'm not waiting for my computer to work anymore.


An affordable upgrade

Thursday, November 12, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1020

HappyUP!!! - salad dressing
Why it happened - I made it
Why it makes me happy - I got my sis-in-law's Caesar salad recipe a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE her salad. NOW, I can have it anytime. There are a lot of ingredients that go into a fine salad dressing.

HappyUP!!! - seeing a buddy
Why it happened - my bud stopped by on way to work
Why it makes me happy - it was great seeing and visiting with my friend........and sharing some of my wonderful salad!

HappyUP!!! - new shirts
Why it happened - I was at Wide World of Golf
Why it makes me happy - I'll be looking good on the links.....well, don't I always? I'll just continue looking fine.


New shirts
Great errand run
Made a great salad dressing
Delicious dinner
Seeing a buddy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1019

HappyUP!!! - plans to hook up with contacts
Why it happened - total synchronicity/coincidence
Why it makes me happy - it turns out that, while I am in Kaui, a couple of my friends are going to be there the same town we are at. One of my friends will be "sitting in" with a local ukulele player a couple nights at an outdoor watering hole/restaurant. THAT is going to be some good times and, hopefully, we'll get to get some "locals insight" into the island

HappyUP!!! - brekko with a buddy
Why it happened - we set it up
Why it makes me happy - it's been awhile since we got together. We had some VERY meaningful conversation.

HappyUP!!! - extended coffee with my buddy
Why it happened - he had extra time
Why it makes me happy - always love shooting the breeze with this friend. We got bonus time today

HappyUP!!! - birdie putts
Why it happened - who knows...stroked some good ones
Why it makes me happy - dropped one absolute "e-ticket ride" putt during the round......and a 20 foot slider on the 9th hole...right after my opponent had chipped in on me for a par. Basically, he kind of screwed me with that great I screwed him right back with a great putt. FUN stuff!!!


Extended coffee with my buddy
Brekko with a good friend
27 holes with great guys
Absolutely gorgeous weather
Great Facebook and e-mail communications
Hooking up some contacts on an upcoming vacation
Seeing PENO
Birdie on 9
Birdie on 21
Seeing my "family" at breakfast

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1018

HappyUP!!! - new member
Why it happened - we had a guest
Why it makes me happy - it looks like we will add ANOTHER member to our Toastmaster's Club.
What growth!

HappyUP!!! - brekko with a buddy
Why it happened - we set it up
Why it makes me happy - we ended up at Pac Street.....the other places we tried were closed. It was cool that my friend got a taste of Old Roseville

HappyUP!!! - 18 holes
Why it happened - we played fast
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't even going to play....then, I just joined the boys on the back nine.....but then came bonus holes.....and we got an entire extra nine in on a beautiful day.

Monday, November 09, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1017

HappyUP!!! - call from the Dominator
Why it happened - he was giving me some news
Why it makes me happy - besides getting the news, at the end of our conversation, we had THE WEIRDEST....absolutely WEIRDEST.....coincidence happen. It's a good one, though.

HappyUP!!! - great eats
Why it happened - made a trip to the grocery store
Why it makes me happy - it's good when you have some tasty sustenance that is made at home and not TOO bad for you.

HappyUP!!! - hearing from a buddy
Why it happened - I got a text
Why it makes me happy - I'm going to get to meet my buddy for some brekko tomorrow at a place I haven't been to in forever.


Golf Break
Vacation on the mind
Call from the Dominator

Sunday, November 08, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1016

HappyUP!!! - 13 greens hit
Why it happened - I was hitting it consistently
Why it makes me happy - that is a lot of greens for me from the gold tees. Things are going in the right direction on the golf course.

HappyUP!!! - texting with a friend
Why it happened -we were on Facebook
Why it makes me happy - we haven't seen each other in years....yet we were texting like the old days. Immaturity is underrated.

HappyUP!!! - helping someone on the range
Why it happened - my buddy and his wife were heading out to golf
Why it makes me happy - I never had seen my buddy's wife swing a club. I was leaving and I saw her backswing....awesome. Her downswing?....sucked! I had to step in because she obviously had the athleticism. My attention then got one of our pros to come over and give her more assistance. Rumor has it, she went out and nearly had a hole-in-one! She got a birdie...HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - what weather!
Why it happened - just a great location
Why it makes me happy - we teed off at 8:40...had to play front nine in rain pants to stay warm...stripped down for the back side....perfect!


Facebook exchange

Wedge on 3....hybrid on 4...5 iron on 5....wedge on 6....5 iron on 8....7 iron on on 13...hybrid on 16....wedge on 17....5 iron on 18

Helping someone on the range

Saturday, November 07, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1015

HappyUP!!! -TraderJoes Maui short ribs
Why it happened - I tried something new
Why it makes me happy - being single, it's not convenient to go through the prep for one. No need with these ribs........oh my god!

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot
Why it happened - practice
Why it makes me happy - I got it up and down from a tough spot on 11 with a stellar bunker shot. Hmmm...yesterday, I hit some practice bunker shots as part of warmup...I did the same thing today.....and I felt very confident as I stood in the trap. I think I could be on to something

HappyUP!!! - putting
Why it happened - I really don't know
Why it makes me happy - some days, you just have the putter dialed in. I made a 6 footer on 1, a 5 footer on 2, a 25 footer on 3, a 60 footer on 6, a 15 footer on 7, horseshoed a 25 footer on 8, a 6 footer on 14....and almost holed an impossible putt on 18. No three putts. It makes life easier

HappyUP!!! - back to back birdies
Why it happened - see putter above
Why it makes me happy - I love birdies.....and my opponents don't...well, at least mine. Knocking in some unlikely putts is great fun!


Bunker practice
7 iron on 7
5 iron on 8
Bunker shot on 11
Driver...3 wood...wedge...putt on 14
Driver..wedge on 15
6 iron on 16
5 iron on 17
Texting with my friends

Friday, November 06, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1014

HappyUP!!! - four birdies
Why it happened - I'm playing pretty well
Why it makes me happy - that's a tie for the most birdies in a round on my home's also very profitable to have multiple birdies.

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 18
Why it happened - my buddy and I did some bunker practice before playing
Why it makes me happy - all the dough was on the line. I stepped in to the trap for this tricky little shot. Due to the practice, I KNEW I was going to hit a good one.....and I stuck it within 2 feet. I pocket the cash....HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - late sushi
Why it happened - my buddy made the offer
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't eaten......and I was we had a great visit that I really wasn't suspecting.

HappyUP!!! - drive on 11
Why it happened - I nailed it with a draw
Why it makes me happy - I am the short knock in our group....when I put this missile into flight and it was discovered as to where it ended up, the boyz started thinking a bit. There was a slight tail breeze but this one clocked in over 300 yds. Sure, it was a bit of a fluke but it was tagged.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1013

HappyUP!!! - onion sets in
Why it happened - it's time
Why it makes me happy - stockton yellows, red torpedoes, walla wallas, spanish whites....let's hope they make it through the winter.....all 36 of em.

HappyUP!!! - drive on last hole
Why it happened - I took the driver rather than 3 wood
Why it makes me happy - the 9th hole is a tight gotta be crazy to take out the big stick. Call me crazy....I hit it farther than I have ever left me a light wedge in.....and a win on the hole that almost broke me even with my opponent.

HappyUP!!! - NEAR ACE!!!
Why it happened - I hit a nice punch shot
Why it makes me happy - good thing it didn't go in....I couldn't be part of the "bitter and the aceless" if it had rolled 3 more inches and gone in the hole. We played the 7th hole twice today. My buddy proceeded to leave it 2 inches short and was that close to his first ace

HappyUP!!! - drive on 6
Why it happened - I was busting it
Why it makes me happy - I had my short hybrid left into this par 5. I usually have to layup while my opponents can always go for it. If I can get it in this range...or even a few yards back...I make up a lot of disadvantage.

HappyUP!!! - birdies on two and three
Why it happened - a great 8 iron....and a lovely tear drop wedge
Why it makes me happy - I had bogeyed the first hole.....then turned right around and got it to one under. Talk about a bounce back!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1012

HappyUP!!! - Kings Game
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - it was great seeing a pro sporting event with a buddy. Got my first view of the "new look" Kings. While what I saw may not have been a HappyUP!!!, we had a good time.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 12
Why it happened - I hit a great 5 iron
Why it makes me happy - the irons were a little dodgy today....this was a peach. Hadn't birdied this little par three in awhile

HappyUP!!! - catching up with a high school chum
Why it happened - Facebook IM-ing
Why it makes me happy - absolutely great to chat with a long lost friend......and we live closeby. We'll hook up at some point.


IM-ing on Facebook with a long lost high school pal
Golfing with four good buddies
Birdie on 13
Sand save on 16
Great flop shot on 18
Going to the Kings game
Prosepective good news from a buddy

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1011

HappyUP!!! - winning my match
Why it happened - played some golf
Why it makes me happy - BobOH has a habit of getting into my wallet.....hey....guess what....he finally had to pay me!.....and it was from the Black tees!!!

HappyUP!!! - hitting number 6 in two from the Black Tees
Why it happened - I motored the drive out there
Why it makes me happy - I'm a short hitter.....but have been stretching it a bit farther lately. I got sucked into playing the 7500 yard tees today. I have only hit number 6 in two a couple of times from the up tees. After putting a drive out there, I said, "well, don't know if I can get to the green but I think I can clear the traps." After pelting the 3-wood and driving up to the green, it was a surprise and a HappyUP!!! to see my ball sitting right in the middle of it.

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - more great speeches.....and great members.....and two guests lined up for next week. It just keeps getting better.

HappyUP!!! - talking with my buddy
Why it happened - my buddy needed some info
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't talked to this person in a loooooooooooooooong time.....we had reconnected on Facebook. Nice to have a chat.

HappyUP!!! - two birdies
Why it happened - see above for one of them (on in two)....and three great shots on another par 5
Why it makes me happy - we were playing the black tees today. I was happy just to have some birdie opportunities...let alone put them down.


Top down in morning
Toastmasters meeting
Guest for next week
Unexpected golf
Playing with a great golfer
Knocking it on 6 in two from the black tees
Up and down on 15
Up and down on 17
Up and down on 18
Two birdies
Hybrid on 16
Wedge on 14
Talking with a buddy

Monday, November 02, 2009

HappyUP!!! Day 1010

HappyUP!!! - dinner
Why it happened - hungy
Why it makes me happy - TraderJoes has it going on the lamb tips....had the last of them tonight and they were tremendous...again. Had a little salad with some leftover Caesar dressing that my sis-in-law made last night (it is THE BEST salad dressing I have EVER had). HappyTummy!

HappyUP!!! - three birdies
Why it happened - I got the wedge going
Why it makes me happy - birdies are indicators of skillful luck in these ones today. It actually should have been five but we'll save those others for another day

HappyUP!!! - Phillies win
Why it happened - they shelled the Yankees starter
Why it makes me happy - more games! I really don't care who wins. I just like to see more games. I'd love to see it come down to a nail biting game 7.

HappyUP!!! - Kings win
Why it happened - who knows...they probably won't get a lot of them
Why it makes me happy - I am going to see them on Wed night. They looked pretty good. I'm hoping for a competitive game when I see them.


3 birdies
Canning a big putt on last hole
Phillies extend the series
Dramatically gorgeous weather
Beautiful full moon
Unexpected golf

Sunday, November 01, 2009

HappyUP!!! - Day 1009

HappyUP!!! - birthday dinner
Why it happened - it was my nephew's birthday
Why it makes me happy - I got to see the family and a couple of good friends

HappyUP!!! - dinner itself
Why it happened - my sis-in-law loves to cook
Why it makes me happy - her caesar salad and dressing is the best in the world. I love it every time she serves it. It's like a treat. Her lasagna was over the top too.

HappyUP!!! - scrambling
Why it happened - I wasn't striking it great...and had some poor course mgmt
Why it makes me happy - it saved me some dough...and frustrated my opponents. I made some
pars from the most unlikely of places today. I also showed some skills from places that take some.


74 degree day
Birthday dinner
Caesar Salad
7 iron on 2
Par on 3...Par on 5...Par on 11...Par on 16

Who Do They Think They Are?

When I go to a store - I always figure that I am a guest and should behave as a guest should behave.

This means being appreciative of being invited - to set foot upon the property of another.

When it comes to a store - the proprietor has taken a degree of financial risk. In the meantime, the proprietor has made my life more convenient.

At a grocery store - I get the convenience and tremendous selection. I am even provided a nice rolling cart in which to place my goods. It really is a nice thing the grocery store does.

They even put places - out by my car to return their cart. They didn't have to do that. In most cases, they have 2-4 of these locations to make things as convenient as possible. I appreciate grocery stores for doing this.

I really do



The person that does this - increases the expense of our host, the grocery store owner. It takes the guy who gets the carts longer. Payroll costs go up...

Prices have to be increased - I am also not thinking that treating the tool that our host has given us this way adds to the economic life of the cart.

Why would anyone do this? - I don't get it