Sunday, February 28, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1128

HappyUP!!! - par on 8
Why it happened - scrambling at it's finest
Why it happened - I hit a horrible drive into the weeds....those weeds then grabbed my club and made me pull it into the trees....I now had 50 yards up over overhanging branches.....I cut it up and the ball almost went in the my pure ball striking opponents...well....they puked at me kicking their butt on this hole....but this was classic NutterGolf.....and I delighted in it!

HappyUP!!! - club throwing
Why it happened - one of my buddy's should be a Special Olympian
Why it makes me happy - sometimes in can't control yourself....and you just need to chuck a club. M& buddy...hit his chip too hard on 15....and chucked his said club.....only to do it so hard that he lost his balance and almost did a face's a classic that he will hear about for years. I was next to doesn't have time outs but I had to call one.....I couldn't hit a shot due to busting up so hard.

HappyUP!!! - the weather
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - last day of February....I was wearing shorts.....and, after golf, the top went down on the convertible. God, it was splendid weather. Why do we love golf? Never discount 4 hours of socially acceptable behavior out in the beauty of nature.

HappyUP!!! - the basement
Why it happened - I did some work down there
Why it makes me happy - it just does!


Up and down on 4
Up and down on 5
Lip out on 7
Par on 8
Convertible driving
Chats with my friend
Canada/USA hockey game
Stogie being happy
Delicious steak

Saturday, February 27, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1127

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron into 14
Why it happened - I needed to nut it
Why it makes me happy - a 9 iron in Feb from 137 isn't a sure thing.....but that is exactly how far I hit it to that tough left pin location....and ran the 8 footer in for the birdie

HappyUP!!! - par on 17
Why it happened - good chip/great putt
Why it makes me happy - didn't hit a good drive or second shot....hit a great chip but it ran on me. If I make the downhill right to lefter, I guarantee that the worst that happens is breaking cut right in the jar

HappyUP!!! - hybrid recovery on 13
Why it happened - skills meet desperation?
Why it makes me happy - I hit a terrible drive into the hazard. Now, I am 210 yards to the back right pin. I cranked that hybrid to 15 feet. I didn't make the putt but it was the best shot from that location I have ever seen from anyone in that situation.

HappyUP!!! - great e-mail
Why it happened - my buddy was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - it's led to setting up getting together soon. One could make a case that life is about getting together.

HappyUP!!! - text from a buddy
Why it happened - my buddy was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - this text took me back 30 years regarding very familiar terms from our halycon days


Two birdies
Swinging in the rain...but not for long
Par on 17
9 iron into 14
Hybrid recovery on 13
Chip on 5
Flop on 9
Great e-mail from a buddy

Friday, February 26, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1126

HappyUP!!! - a great round in the wind
Why it happened - lots of great knock down shots
Why it makes me happy - when you can slap it around on our course in those kind of conditions, it's an accomplishment

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood
Why it happened - see above conditions
Why it makes me happy - I had to hit this club into 11........and 14. This is not the usual club called for but, as said, it was tough. Two different shots...two great results.

HappyUP!!! - coffee with an old friend
Why it happened - my old friend suggested it
Why it makes me happy - hadn't seen this person in forver. It was great to spend some time getting reacquainted


Playing a great round in the wind
3 wood into 11
3 wood into 14
9 iron knock down into 13
5 iron knock down into 7
Chip on 12
9 iron knockdown into 10
Breaking even on the day
Getting to play 25 of the 27 without getting rained on
Handling a detail with a great phone conversation

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1125

HappyUP!!! - two chip ins on bonus 9
Why it happened - I stumbled across something in practice this morning
Why it makes me happy - some of us (including me) have taken to putting from off the green....
or taking out a hybrid/fairway wood to "chut" the ball ( a combo of chipping/putting...chutting). Due to practice this morning, I decided, "let's try this morning's concept when there are wagers on the line" as opposed to going the safer route. BAM.......opp0nents hate chipping in....I know I do. That is why I felt so good when I chipped a couple in. Well...there is another thing......they were both perfect chips....nothing cheap about them.

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 9 and 18
Why it happened - I hit shots and made putts in the clutch
Why it makes me happy - if you have to pick two holes to birdie, it would be the last one's of each 9. Not sure I have ever done this at my current club but, I can tell you......they got me out of a hole.

HappyUP!!! - leftover pork chop and asparagus
Why it happened - I had some leftovers laying around
Why it makes me happy - that pork chop was DELICIOUS and I was hungry. Sometimes it's nice to toss something good in the microwave and reheat it.....especially when it was as good or better than when it came off the grill. The asparagus was my first of the season....but, I can assure you, it won't be the last.


27 holes of shorts...and, yes, it is February
Coming back and actually getting paid to play golf
Birdies on 9 AND 18
Two chip in's on the "bonus 9"
Par on the 27th hole...whoa...that first putt was a bit strong
Getting past a speed bump with a buddy
Leftover pork chop
The cashier at the grocery store
The security guard at my club
Quick chat with the owner of the club

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1124

HappyUP!!! - attending a semiar
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - I supported my buddy's endeavor....and learned a few things in the process

HappyUP!!! - golfable weather
Why it happened - who knows....surely had nothing to do with the weatherman
Why it makes me happy - my golfing partner and I took a chance....and were rewarded with 27 holes of very good conditions.

HappyUP!!! - some great shots coming down the line
Why it happened - I'm actually better than I think I am
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I brain faded on two putts.....but I scrambled my butt off on 15, 16, and 17. I set myself up to be in a position to win.....just couldn't get it done on 18. Oh well, I'll keep working on it but, for tonight, I will remember some awesome shots on holes 13-17.

HappyUP!!! - closing a loop
Why it happened - one got opened yesterday
Why it makes me happy - some loops need a little time before you close them. My buddy and I were in agreement that this one didn't need that


Golfable weather
Collecting from MM
Drive on 1
Wedge and short irons into 13 & 14
Chip on 15
Bunker shot on 16
Par on 17

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1123

HappyUP!!! -Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - I managed to put a speech together and delivered it well....and was beat for "Best Speaker" by one of the new members. I actually love it when "the kids" beat me.

HappyUP!!! - Avatar in 3D
Why it happened - it was raining so I caught the matinee
Why it makes me happy - hey, I can say I saw it. It was an interesting experience. The movie itself was very blatant in it's politics but entertaining. It was cool to see some expensive 3D technology.

HappyUP!!! - catching up with an industry friend
Why it happened - we set it up
Why it makes me happy - I was floored by the number of things that have happened in a compressed timeframe in my friend's world. Yet, my friend remained resolutely positive...not just saying could see it. It was an honor to be in my friend's presence and lend, not a shoulder, but a couple of ears.

HappyUP!!! - good news from a buddy
Why it happened - my buddy gave me a call
Why it makes me happy - my buddy got a new job. In these times, that is a HappyUP!!!


Getting my speech together
Avatar in 3D
Helping a buddy work some magic with the old workplace
Hearing from another buddy with good news
Catching up with an old industry friend
Text from a lost buddy

Monday, February 22, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1122

HappyUP!!! - three birdies
Why it happened - good putting
Why it makes me happy - birdies are why we play....three from the gold tees is always a good day for me.

HappyUP!!! - top down weather
Why it happened - who was supposed to rain
Why it makes me happy - got in an unexpected round of golf.......and 4 hrs in glorious sunshine with friends. Yep....wore shorts too!

HappyUP!!! - a nap
Why it happened - I was tired
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a big napper but I guess I was running on empty......nice.


Top down on the way home
Getting to play some unexpected golf

Sunday, February 21, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1121

HappyUP!!! - Pot Roast
Why it happened - gone long enough without it
Why it makes me happy - long story....long history...of Sunday roast in my family. Anyway, I always loved my late mom's pot roast. THIS was the first one I had ever made....nope...don't have her recipe...used a different one......mine ended up more like a's good stuff...but, as if she needed to hear it, " your's more"

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened - hit some shots
Why it makes me happy - I nailed down two birdies....could have easily been four.....that is about as good for ball striking as I can expect. Putting good....just not falling

HappyUP!!! - finding the rub
Why it happened - my buddy told me about the ultimate steak experience
Why it makes me happy - I love trying new things...especially when I have a fanatical buddy about the right way to BBQ steak. I stopped at grocery store and bought the accoutrements....and put them on my pork chops for tomorrow. Sheesh...can't I follow instructions that the special mix was for steak? No matter...I won't starve an extra chop waiting for you...HappyUP!!!


A great friend
Birdies on 6 and 13
Making some cash
Finding the rub
Pot Roast
Lots of electronic chatter from a buddy
Dodging the few raindrops

Saturday, February 20, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1120

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron into 16
Why it happened - I nutted up
Why it makes me happy - I have talked about this before. When playing golf, you hopefully hit some good shots. The ball gets make some birdies. These are nice, solid shots. Every so often, and the great Ben Hogan talked about how rare they were, you hit an absolutely pure one. 172....into a bit of a breeze....hadn't been playing well....then......BOOM! It makes your day. It's a hope thing.

HappyUP!!! - hole 6
Why it happened - we were in a tournament
Why it makes me happy - we usually play the "gold" tees. Today was a tournament so we "moved up" to the blues. This time of year, I'm not hitting many par 5's in two from the golds. Today, I had a shot at it. I took it and screamed the ball through the green. Hey, for me, that is a HappyUP!!! of it's own. Now, I had a very delicate little short bunker shot......popped it out....made the 4 footer for birdie......and contributed to the team. 4 good shots.

HappyUP!!! - a buddy popped by
Why it happened - I have some great friends
Why it makes me happy - we just had the greatest time chatting.....with a little bit of ice cream to boot. Niiiiiizzzzze.


6 iron into 16
Wedge into 10
Sand shot on 6
Seeing a buddy
My partner's play
Call from a friend
A buddy popping by

Friday, February 19, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1119

HappyUP!!! - a solid round of golf
Why it happened - a lil less thinkin and a bit more swingin
Why it makes me happy - this was a bit of a breakthrough....I have gotten too analytical with my swing....sometimes, you just need to flow

HappyUP!!! - a profitable round of golf
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I clipped my buddy for some big dough today. I don't necessarily like big days one way or the other....but I liked this one because, with all of the rounds of golf we have enjoyed together, this brings us back to pretty much even in the monetary exchange. Lots of fun....lots of pressure.....and, at the end of all those times, nobody loses

HappyUP!!! - helping out a friend
Why it happened - my friend needed a truck
Why it makes me happy - I'm glad that I am in the position to help out


Helping out a friend
Back to back birdies
A solid round of golf
A profitable round of golf
An overcast, yet pleasant day
Good information on bundling my communications

Thursday, February 18, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1118

HappyUP!!! - chipping and pitching
Why it happened - maybe practice is helping
Why it makes me happy - I played like crap today....but I had some very solid "up and downs" today......including a chip in on 15 that I wasn't even sure I could get close. There were at least two other pitches that one is rarely going to get close.

HappyUP!!! - getting out of dodge for $10
Why it happened - I pressed on 18
Why it makes me happy - the driver fell apart today...which happens all too frequently.....but I got off cheap. Nobody likes to lose but, sometimes, a loss is a win

<--------"Hey....what about me? I got some special treats today from my buddy....don't I get to say HappyUP!!!"

HappyUP!!! - playing with an outstanding player
Why it happened - my buddy set it up
Why it makes me happy - Jeff is a great amateur. I have known of him....just never met him or played with him. If I am not mistaken, he toured the back 9 in 3 under......and made it look easy.


Saving a bogey on 1
Great chip on 5
Great chip on 7
Fantastic chip in on 15
Outrageous 2 putt on 16
Getting out of dodge for only $10
Getting to play with a great player
Stogie's presents

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1117

HappyUP!!! - winning some cash
Why it happened - I played the last 7 holes even par
Why it makes me happy - it's been a rough February...good to get on the winning end

HappyUP!!! - some quality irons
Why it happened - I have some skills
Why it makes me happy - knocked a 6 iron out of the bunker on 1 to 8 ft, an 8 iron on 9 to 4 ft, and a 6 iron to 5 ft on 12. Yeah....I only made one of the putts but, you keep hitting the shots and the putts will fall

HappyUP!!! - great exchange with my friend
Why it happened - my friend and I stay in touch
Why it makes me happy - it's nice to have special friends


6 iron into 16
6 iron out of the bunker on 1
8 iron to 4 feet on 9
6 iron to 5 feet on 12
Up and down on 17
Great weather
Playing with Bob-O
Winning some cash

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1116

HappyUP!!! - Help out on the range
Why it happened - I snuck in a few balls
Why it makes me happy - my buddy came by...gave me a little posture help....same thing I was told during a lesson long ago....and then I started striping the driver. Always sneak back into those bad habits. Lots of promise with the driver

HappyUP!!! - call from an old buddy
Why it happend - I was looked up and tracked down
Why it makes me happy - spent some considerable time earlier with this person. It will be good to hook up again and play some golf

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - we had two great speeches today. Bob really stood out and cracked me up. You wouldn't suspect it but that is one funny dude!

HappyUP!!! -


Help out on the range
Call from Sully
Catching a few minutes of some good blues
Fun texting with my bud

Monday, February 15, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1115

HappyUP!!! - flop shot on 18
Why it happened - I put myself in a tough spot
Why it makes me happy - not saying the shot was impossible....but it was up there on the difficulty rating.....took the club back...slid it under with some spin.....ball came down next to the hole.....stuck like gum and came to rest on the lip of the cup. Darn near holed it out.....saved me a few bucks!

HappyUP!!! - one putting the last three holes
Why it happened - twice, I just saw the line and the greens were smooth
Why it makes me happy - ball striking got a touch squirrely coming down the line. If I didn't make some putts, it would have been disaster

HappyUP!!! - birdie...birdie
Why it happened - some good shots and great putts
Why it makes me happy - birdie...birdie will always put you up on your opponents.

HappyUP!!! - text/e-mails
Why it happened - I have a good buddy
Why it makes me happy - my buddy was just letting me know I was appreciated


Making some putts
INSANELY good flop shot on 18
Phone conversation with a buddy on the road
Great text/e-mails from friend

Sunday, February 14, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1114

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf
Why it happened - dumb lucked this week
Why it makes me happy - this is my first year of this stupid game. Half the time I forget to set my lineup.......BUT.....I am thinking that my four man roster claimed 4 out of the 5 top spots!!! Hard to think anyone will have a week better than that this year. This should VAULT me off the bottom firmly into the mediocre!

HappyUP!!! - ski trip Tuesday?
Why it happened - a buddy stopped by
Why it makes me happy - he's got the buggy....and the free passes.....haven't skiied in forever....don't know if it is going to happen....probably kill myself...but...what the hell. Anyway, it was good to see my friend whether or not we ski

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous day on golf course
Why it happened - it's why we play
Why it makes me happy - yeah...I had to pay today.....effer made a birdie on last hole.....gotta pay when that happens. Good buddies...gorgeous weather.....course/greens in great shape....greens in really great shape


Fantasy Golf
Seeing my buddy
Possible ski trip on Tuesday

Saturday, February 13, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1113

HappyUP!!! - a stunning morning
Why it happened - it's weather....and I was on the golf course
Why it makes me happy - we've had our share of rain....cloudy days.....and a little bit of cold. This morning just exploded in vast sunshine and warmth. The quick change makes one notice, feel, and appreciate the beautiful surroundings

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 10
Why it happened - I've got a couple of skills
Why it makes me happy - I almost holed that shot.....left it hanging on the lip.....and, while not the most difficult sand shot, it wasn't the easiest by any stretch

HappyUP!!! - top down
Why it happened - see beautiful morning....the afternoon got even better
Why it makes me happy - I just love the convertible on a perfect convertible day. Wind and warmth touching upon the skin.


30 Quetions
Playing with Wah and Manz
A STUNNING morning
Great drive/wedge on one
Vc mail from my buddy

Friday, February 12, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1112

HappyUP!!! - a great golf match
Why it happened - we decided to play
Why it makes me happy - it was just going to be my golf partner and I. Then, we found two other good players on the range. We decided to go out and do a team game. After 18 hard fought holes, we ended up dead even. You can't beat that competition

HappyUP!!! - making someone's day
Why it happened - I took a second
Why it makes me happy - it really doesn't take much to lift another person's spirit.....YOU need that reminder....I need that reminder....we could all do more

HappyUP!!! - phone call from my buddy
Why it happened - my buddy was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - it was great to get a chance to chat last night....absolutely great.


Making someone's day
A great golf match
Opening ceremonies
Lovely weather

Thursday, February 11, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1111

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron into 18
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - this shot was as pure as pure gets. AK's ball was next to mine. He had just hit. Before seeing where it was going, he listened to the sound and said, "how good did you hit that..." wasn't a question. A golfer can go many rounds without hitting "the pure" shot. This one ended up 3 feet from the hole from 173 yards......and a birdie.....which saved me a little capital.

HappyUP!!! - 9th tee
Why it happened - it's golf
Why it makes me happy - there are many reasons to play golf. AK made a comment about going to the gym and I said, "you go to the gym." He responded, "yeah, I like to work out.....and check out some butts." I then said, "you know, guys don't like it when you do that to them at the gym." It may have been a "had to be there" moment.......but everyone was in stitches including self. Good times...HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - E-Waste
Why it happened - I got in touch with the city
Why it makes me happy - OK....a couple of misc entities were supposed to take my e-waste as a donation....but they didn't show to pick it up. So....there it sits on my front porch. I make one e-mail to my city's waste department.......BAM....they'll pick it up on Tuesday. How cool is that? Heck...I might get ambitious over the weekend to see if I can find more. Huh? Did I just say "I might get ambitious"? Wow....E-Waste is exciting!


Early morning walk
Golf with some great guys/players
6 iron into 18
Playing last 5 holes 2 under par
6 iron into 9
8 iron into 1
Firming up some plans for March
Setting up e-waste pickup

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1110

HappyUP!!! - BASIC pizza
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - a lot of people have been saying this pizza is pretty good. I hadn't really ever tried it. I walked down....delicious!

HappyUP!!! - NOT having to use the jumper cables
Why it happened - my buddy's car started
Why it makes me happy - hey....I'll hook up the jumpers to help anyone. I was having coffee with my bud who told me he was having alternator problems and I might need to give him a jump. No big deal....that is never an inconvenience to help someone. When we went out, his car started. As stated, I'd do the jump thing all day long. Yet, do you really want to be getting dirty under the hood in the fog and cold? don't....HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - a solid front 9
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - our course is playing LOOOOOONG from the gold tees right now. I hit 7 out of 9 greens. The two I missed?....I just missed. The golf game is not looking too bad for February (though we won't talk about the back 9)

HappyUP!!! - golfing just to golf today
Why it happened - none of the bandits were playing today
Why it makes me happy - see that good front 9 above...I would have been way up after 9. If any of my "bandit buddies" had been with me, they would have pressed the wagers on back 9.........and just kicked my hiney! HappyUP!!! to a day of just slapping it around.

HappyUP!!! - doing a favor
Why it happened - I went out of my way
Why it makes me happy - sure, I got a text "thank you,"....which was appropriate and polite....but, at the end of the day, we don't do things for other people. We do them for ourselves. My buddy could have never told me, "thank you," and I still would have been fine because I know I went out of my way to help someone else. It's a good thing to do.

HappyUP!!! - good news from a friend
Why it happened - my friend had to make some tough calls
Why it makes me happy - I like to hear when my friends get to a better place


Walking the course
A solid front 9
Lovely day
Seeing Seth
Doing a favor for a friend
Top down
Getting through the commute
Not having to get out jumper cables for my buddy

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1109

HappyUP!!! - chat with former co-worker
Why it happened - she needed some advice
Why it makes me happy - hey, whenever comes to me for an opinion or insight, it is a great compliment. I worked with this person for a long time. We had a great conversation.

HappyUP!!! - BASIC
Why it happened - it was Tuesday night jam
Why it makes me happy - I caught some good blues going on....ran across some people I knew including one of my friend's mom. I hadn't seen her in FOREVER and it was good to see her in excellent health

HappyUP!!! - IM conversation
Why it happened - my buddy and I had some time
Why it makes me happy - a lot of IM is just for fun.....and we had some great, side-splitting laughter.....but covered some important topics too. Very enriching

Monday, February 08, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1108

HappyUP!!! - Blood Pressure
Why it happened - I had a portion of my physical done
Why it makes me happy - 100/78 is pretty darn good for a guy my age. It's always a relief to know this is in check. I really don't ever want to get on that meds take BP medication.....but then that makes something else not work you take something for that......etc. No thank you

HappyUP!!! -fun trip to the blood bank
Why it happened - I give blood
Why it makes me happy - my doc has recommended I only do this twice a year...which was a bit of a bummer because I like the feeling of giving blood and helping someone else out. Plus, excellent treats in the post-giving area. Love treats!

HappyUP!!! -hearing that my friend kept Wally
Why it happened - I sent her an e-mail
Why it makes me happy - my friend rescued Wally right after he was born when he was dumped at a Walmart. She nursed him to adoption size. Last I heard, she was taking him down to the shelter. She told me yesterday that she is keeping the adorable little black kitten.


BP 100/78
First part of physical was fine
Fun trip to the Blood Bank
Running across a buddy
Reconnecting with a guitar buddy
Hearing that my friend kept Wally

Sunday, February 07, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1107

HappyUP!!! - pre-game bet
Why it happened - my buddy needed to bet
Why it makes me happy - he called me....gave me the Saints and 4.5....I wasn't even going to have a bet on the game. Winner!

HappyUP!!! - closest to the pin
Why it happened - I hit a decent shot
Why it makes me happy - it made me $67.50.....HappyUP!!! on a day when the ball didn't go that well on the links

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on final hole
Why it happened - I have a degree of skill
Why it makes me happy - I hit a terrible iron shot leaving me a long bunker shot that I HAD to get up and down. I clipped it perfectly to within 4 feet. It was a great shot under the circumstances. Oh, sure, my putt hit a bump and knocked it off line for a costly miss....not much you can do about that. I hit the shots I needed to when I needed to.

HappyUP!!! - Saints SuperBowl Win
Why it happened - they took some chances
Why it makes me happy - honestly, I had no allegiances either way. When Peyton Manning's own dad, ex-Saints QB Danny Manning, was mixed...why can't I be? In the end, New Orleans has gone through a lot...Indianapolis has won I think you had to feel good for the Saints.


Bunker shot on final hole
Closest to the pin
8 iron close on 1
Saints and 4.5

Saturday, February 06, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1106

HappyUP!!! - pancakes with the adopted family
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - food and hanging with these friends....just lots of warmth....always a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - laying down some tracks
Why it happened - in project mode
Why it makes me happy - when we go to studio, I'll get some "real players" to do a lot of these parts. In the meantime, there was a nice groove going on here today.

HappyUP!!! - e-mail/text
Why it happened - I have some nice friends
Why it makes me happy - I was a little shut in today with no golf and threatening weather. I had some great exchanges with my buddies.


Hanging with my adopted family
Laying down some more tracks

Friday, February 05, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1105

HappyUP!!! - Getting some jeans
Why it happened - OK...tattered jeans may be in...but there has to be a limit to how far you tatter them
Why it makes me happy - "you've got jeans"....I really needed a new pair....well, I actually probably need three....but you have to start somewhere

HappyUP!!! - Assembly
Why it happened - I got an invitation
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have to travel far....I saw some dynamic speakers.....and I know I gave my buddy that invited me a shot in the arm. Never underestimate the value of your presence

HappyUP!!! - playing with the new tracks
Why it happened - we laid down tracks last night
Why it makes me happy - I would have liked to do some recording.....but it was good to do some noodling. Saturday should bring some rain......good for recording

HappyUP!!! - chatting with the Parminator
Why it happened - he called me
Why it makes me happy - always great to talk to the P-man.......and I will get over to his club/restaurant....Agave Bar & Grill

HappyUP!!! - watching the iPad demonstration
Why it happened - I have a MacBook
Why it makes me happy - there is some cool stuff coming in THIS product.....I mean really cool. When you think what Apple has done with the iPod...iPhone.....this tablet is going to change things. I am no tekkie....but I can smell a winner when I see one.


Making someone's day
School assembly
Getting some jeans
Talkin with the parminator.....Agave I come
Playing with the tracks we laid down last night
Chatting with Dominator
Watching the iPad demonstration

Thursday, February 04, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1104

HappyUP!!! - laying em down with the Stizz
Why it happened - he's helping me out
Why it makes me happy - he's giving me some pretty solid rhythm tracks to build upon. Yeah, we are just at the developmental stage doing some scratch tracks but it's pretty cool being involved in this process. Whoa....I'm about out of tunes!

HappyUP!!! - entertaining day on the text/e-mail/IM front
Why it happened - it's how my friends like to stay in touch
Why it makes me happy - I had some SERIOUS laughs.....the painful make-your-sides-hurt kind

HappyUP!!! - great shots
Why it happened - I was golfing
Why it makes me happy - my bunker shot on 16 was insane on how well I played that impossible shot. Hit a terrible drive on 18.....and then drilled the hybrid close to the stick.

HappyUP!!! - golfing with The Squirrel
Why it happened - he came out
Why it makes me happy - it was good to see had been awhile.


Great day on text/e-mails with friends
Hybrid into 18....bunker shots on 3, 10, and 16....hybrid into 8...par on 11....hybrid on on 17
Playing with the Squirrel
The Tov is in for SuperBowl Skins

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1103

HappyUP!!! - one of my friend's popped by
Why it happened - my bud was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy - it was great to visit for a couple of minutes
and get caught up a little. This is one of those people that always is
good for a smile.

HappyUP!!! - laying down some uke tracks for the Dominator
Why it happened - He called me and was in need
Why it makes me happy - I'm glad that I have the equipment and was
available to help him out tonight. He might be having his thumb operated
on tomorrow so he needed to get his song on tracked.

HappyUP!!! - grabbing a quick bite
Why it happened - my bud was on break from work
Why it makes me happy - "let's grab some sushi..." ......need I say more?
HappyUP!!! The conversation is always fun too.

HappyUP!!! - golf
Why it happened - I golf, therefore I am
Why it makes me happy - good guys.....the usual guys plus Lucky Logan....hadn't
teed it up with him in forever. I hit some EXTREMELY pure shots...the kind you
can go a few rounds and not hit. Yeah...there were some misfires too....but I am
on the right track with my game

A cool invitation
Practice time
Birdie on 11....Birdie on 16
Par on 2
Drive on 9...Hybrid on 10...lots of quality shots
Having a buddy stop by
Grabbing dinner with my friend
A buddy coming by to record on his uke

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1102

HappyUP!!! - tacos with my nephew
Why it happened - he stopped by
Why it makes me happy - I am sure he wasn't expecting to get some food....but there is something about serving another....breaking bread.....even informally....that makes you feel good. I loved dishing him out some grub.

HappyUP!!! - trip to BASIC
Why it happened - the Stizz was jamming there
Why it makes me happy - I got out of the house....walked down the street....and it was like being in a blues club....and it was a Tuesday night. This could become a staple as the music was tastey.

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened -'s Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - we had a full house.....we had a new person join...June gave a charming talk....our Area Governor was there for a great meeting......a new Toastmaster and General Evaluator both did great jobs. I love to see how these peeps have grown.

HappyUP!!! - the Stizz stopping by
Why it happened - I had a tuning issue
Why it makes me happy - he was so cool. He came over and helped me with a tuning issue. He didn't have to do that....especially with his talent.


June's speech
Visit from Area Governor
Stizz stopping by
Trip to BASIC
Jamming on tunes
Tacos with the nephew

Monday, February 01, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1101

HappyUP!!! - a visit from "the Stizz"
Why it happened - I asked him to come over to start working on a possible project
Why it makes me happy - Stizz is an INCREDIBLE musician...I am was amazing to watch how his mind was recognizing...working... converting....things in which I had no clue. We had a bit of just hang time which was nice too.

<----Here is a little treat a friend sent to me. The caption that came with the photo was "favorite child." That would be my brother with the foot on his head

HappyUP!!! - hitting 7 out of 9 greens
Why it happened - I am striking it better
Why it makes me happy - I didn't get to hit any balls....met my buddies when they were making the turn. I went out there cold and, if I hadn't caught that wedge a bit heavy on 9, would have hit 8 out of 9 greens from the long tees....that's pretty good for me on any day.

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters training
Why it happened - I went to an alternative training
Why it makes me happy - I got to sit in on a "closed club" is a new club that is dedicated to the employees of the firm in which they work. I didn't even know they existed. It was nice to be able to help them and increase their knowledge. I love helping people in this fashion.

HappyUP!!! - driving the golf ball
Why it happened - my swing is getting better
Why it makes me happy - it's nice to not be playing from the weeds....or from way behind everyone. I hit almost every fairway on the 9 holes we played...with decent length. When you come from the HELL I have been in with my driver, you would know this is huge! You can't play offense in golf if your tee ball has you on defense from the giddyup!


9 holes of solid golf
Driving the golf ball
Meeting new Toastmasters at a training event
Meeting with the Stizz