Thursday, September 30, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1340

HappyUP!!! - birdie binge
Why it happened - damn good shots
Why it makes me happy - since I picked up the clubs again 2 years ago....I don't think I have had 3 birdies in a row....and not staring down a possible 4th after a great shot.....and then making one on the next hole to make it 4 out of 5. That doesn't happen due to pure luck.

HappyUP!!! - talking/texting with a buddy
Why it happened - my bud is on the road
Why it makes me happy - my pal was a little down out there travelling. Glad to provide a pick me up

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 9
Why it happened - this one showed some skills
Why it makes me happy - I just birdied three holes in a row...who would think of 4 in a row...especially when your drive found a fairway bunker.....I did....and I picked that one clean...with a nice draw (that means going right to left...and, in this case, with a lake if you have too much right to left)......I thought it may even have a chance to go in the hole. It was, what we call, a GOLF SHOT!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1339

HappyUP!!! - great round of golf
Why it happened - I hit 15 out of 18 greens
Why it makes me happy - there was a lot of great ball striking going on...not something I am noted for. I'm more about the chipping and putting. My putter misfired a bit today or I MAY have taken today into the 60's. Oh well......I can fix that putting thing.

HappyUP!!! - coffee
Why it happened - I do that on Wed
Why it makes me happy - got some good information regarding how certain religions took hold on society....and how man has "shaped" the story.

HappyUP!!! - talking with ex-coworker
Why it happened - I got a phone call
Why it makes me happy - it sounds like one of my old employees that I care about is on the right track....and it thrills me.


Getting a game
Drive/Wedge on 1..7 iron on 2...wedge on 3...6 iron on 4...wedge on 6...7 iron on 8...good break on 9/9 iron on 9.....good break on 10/hybrid/wedge....bunker shot on 11...8 iron on 12...up and down on 13....hybrid/wedge/putt on on 15.....8 iron on on 18
Chatting with ex-employee

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1338

HappyUP!!! - The Cremation of Sam Magie
Why it happened - Toastmasters....Robert Service wrote it...I memorized it years ago
Why it makes me happy - it was a nerdy thing for me to do to memorize this many years, it wasn' I have moved people with this over the years. It just seemed strange at the time. I wowed em a bit this morning.....and...maybe...just maybe...someone in that audience will now read Service's work and do some memorizing themselves

HappyUP!!! - golf with my old buddy
Why it happened - he was on vacation
Why it makes me happy - we have so much childhood together....and similar golf's just great when we get together.

HappyUP!!! - chutt on 18
Why it happened - I have some touch
Why it makes me happy - it was ridiculous on how I holed this one out.....from way back long left....over a hump...then down the other side....from 50 feet....and the ball dropped right in the cup with perfect speed. It screwed over my opponent.....I could hear my old buddy laughing because he has seen "my act" before.....I just do that kind of stuff.

HappyUP!!! - a balmy evening
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - it was nice to get in an impromptu walk...very nice.


The Cremation of Sam Magie....and the reaction to it
Golf with my old buddy
8 iron on one....7 iron on 2....great recovery chip on 3...good break on 4....solid 5 iron on 5....nice pitch on 6.....smoked 7 iron on 7.....nice par on 8....great chutt on 9.....FABULOUS 9 iron on 10....Fabulous 6 iron on 17..........CHUTT on 18!
Time with my old buddy
Working closely with a Toastmaster on development
An upcoming Toastmaster opportunity

Monday, September 27, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1337

HappyUP!!! - getting in touch with an old friend
Why it happened - I needed to get some info from him and to him
Why it makes me happy - for the life of me, I don't know why I don't stay in closer contact with this dear old buddy. Yes...he lives across the country but...for goodness hard is it with e-mail?

HappyUP!!! - pulling up the garden
Why it happened - I got off my fanny
Why it makes me happy - it's a bittersweet day every year when this one rolls around. Yet, at some point, a gardener has to say goodbye to this year's crop of kids. Glad I got it done.

HappyUP!!! - late night walk
Why it happened - got motivated
Why it makes me happy - the weather....the evening....just great for walking


Getting in touch with an old friend
Pulling out the garden
Getting BUSTED
Going for a nice walk

Sunday, September 26, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1336

HappyUP!!! - chutt in on one for par
Why it happened - a little luck and a bit of skill
Why it makes me happy - after putting a drive over the fence, taking a penalty stroke, and hitting my third shot over the green, there was a good chance I would start my day with a double bogey. Nobody likes starting with a bogey, let alone a double. The chutt was going to be through a lot of fringe, with morning dew on it, downhill, and breaking severely right to left. Who would have thought I would make it? Not me!!!

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf win
Why it happened - I had the hot guns this week
Why it makes me happy - this was the season ender. I was at the bottom of the money list. Winning this one vaulted me up to where I almost broke even for the year. Considering where I was....that is a win!

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron into 17
Why it happened - I put a good swing on this one
Why it makes me happy - at 172 yds into the wind, I was going to be happy with just getting this one on the green somewhere. I PURED this one....with a slight a back right hole location.......yeah.....pretty much a perfect shot. You don't get a lot of those out there.

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on 12
Why it happened - I hit a quality shot
Why it makes me happy - I won closest to the pin money......and made the birdie which got me a skin (more dough!). Who doesn't like picking up some cash?


Chutt in on one for par
Hybrid on 8
9 iron on 9
Wedge to par on 10
8 iron on 12 for birdie and skin
Wedge on 15
8 iron and putt on 16
6 iron on 17
Fantasy golf win
Great game set up for Tuesday
Giants WIN

Saturday, September 25, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1335

HappyUP!!! - closest to the pin
Why it happened - I hit a great shot
Why it makes me happy - it picked me up a few bucks....more importantly, it was a great shot

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - leftovers
Why it makes me happy - I told you yesterday my dinner was's even better when you come home to leftonvers when you are hungry!

HappyUP!!! - wedge into 13
Why it happened - I hit a nice drive.....and just kept my smooth wedge play going that I have had going on as of late

HappyUP!!! - great afternoon
Why it happened - I got an invitation
Why it makes me happy - it's warmed up a to do some swimming.....pooling around with the boys....and some hang time with my buddy.


Closest to the pin
Wedge into 13
Putt on 17
Drive on 18
Swimming with the boys
Hanging with my buddy

Friday, September 24, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1334

HappyUP!!! - nap
Why it happened - I went back to bed
Why it makes me happy - it was just a GREAT thing to do on a lazy Friday morning.

HappyUP!!! - wedge play
Why it happened - rhythm and timing
Why it makes me happy - I hit it in to gimmie range twice....darn near holed them both out...and to 4 feet another time.

HappyUP!!! - dinner
Why it happened - a great invite
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like some stuffed steak and pasta for a home cooked meal? Delicious!!! Throw some cheese fondue into the mix that was incredible.....ahhhhh


Wedge on opening hole, wedge into 6, wedge into 9
Playing with Rich
Great dinner

Thursday, September 23, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1333

HappyUP!!! - Area Speech Contest
Why it happened - it happens twice a year
Why it makes me happy - members from our club came in first in both competitions. So proud!

HappyUP!!! - a great invitation
Why it happened - a courageous conversation yesterday
Why it makes me happy - it just does....and it resulted in a wonderful opportunity.

HappyUP!!! - seeing MM
Why it happened - he didn't have invasive surgery
Why it makes me happy - he's hurting a bit....but he is back out on the golf course where he belongs. I didn't get to play with him today but I will soon.

HappyUP!!! - my new golf group
Why it happened - our old group has faded
Why it makes me happy - there is a contingent of retired gentlemen who are nice guys but played from the forward tees. Personally, I like the forward tees...I don't need a daily diet of 7000 yards. In my willingness to "move up," I now have a new group of friends I can tee it up with. I met a few more of them today.

HappyUP!!! - a very solid round of golf
Why it happened - I'm hitting the driver better
Why it makes me happy - the game is a lot more fun when you can hit a green...period....end of story!

HappyUP!!! - bunker up and down on 11
Why it happened - I hit an extremely good sand shot
Why it makes me happy - yes, there is always luck involved....but, in this case....
it was mostly talent and good judgement.


Melding into new group
Seeing MM on the practice green
Playing some overall great golf
Area Speech Contest
A great invitation

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1332

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters Exec Meeting
Why it happened - we have new officers
Why it makes me happy - this was the first meeting with this new group. This meeting was a little more educational as they learn about the workings of Toastmasters at the next level. At the same time, we got some much needed club business done.

HappyUP!!! - Courageous Conversation
Why it happened - sometimes you have to have one
Why it makes me happy - it went very well. You don't always know if these are going to go well at all.....let alone extremely well.

HappyUP!!! - great wedge into 18
Why it happened - I put a good move on it
Why it makes me happy - it's always good to close the day with a great shot. The lie I had in the fairway was a bit uneven....yet I made great contact with the ball and managed to get it in there tight.


TM Exec Meeting
Courageous Conversation
Great wedge into 18
Playing with a relatively new guy
Shooting a solid 77

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1331

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - what a banner meeting.....3 great speeches and a guest and we finished on time. I think the guest will be joining!

HappyUP!!! - a good estimate
Why it happened - I took my item in
Why it makes me happy - I was told that the item that needed repair was going to be $150-200 to be fixed by someone in the industry. When I actually took it to the person that was doing the work (NOT a discount person), the estimate was actually only $80! Saving some dough is always a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - stunning weather
Why it happened - a cool summer is wrapping up
Why it makes me happy - I always remember the fortunate position that I am in. When the weather is this good, however, I get an extra dose of how fortuitious my reality is.

HappyUP!!! - teeing it up with a friend
Why it happened - he was in town
Why it makes me happy - this friend is a VERY good golfer...and a nice young man. We hadn't played for awhile so it was good to spend some time with him and have some quality conversation. As nice as he also added to the happiness that I won $10 in the deal.


Three great speeches
Stunning end of summer weather
An estimate on a repair more than 100% less than what I was told
Drives on 10/11/1/2/3/5/6/9......6 iron on 12....up and down on 15...chip on 16....wedge on 17...up and down on 18....wedge on 1....
7 iron on 2....bunker shot on 3....chip on 4...9 iron on 5....flop shot on 6....7 iron on 7....3wood/chip/putt on on 18

Monday, September 20, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1330

HappyUP!!! - Golf Invitation
Why it happened - one of my buddies is back in town
Why it makes me happy - I should have an enjoyable round on Tuesday that I wasn't expecting.....there is also the possibility of an upcoming event!

<----slightly different picture of yesterday's weather

HappyUP!!! - 49ers game
Why it happened - Monday Night Football
Why it makes me happy - the outcome did not make me happy.....but it was an exciting game. I love watching an exciting game. The Niners showed me something last night....more than I can say for their opener.

HappyUP!!! - being herded.....and being a herder
Why it happened - I got to play with a friend's dog
Why it makes me happy - Shelties love to herd.....I have no problem "being a sheep" decoy. Then, I turned the tables and chased her down.....well....OK....I didn't actually catch her but she had to work pretty hard to evade me! Just silly dog fun!


Golf invitation
Quality short game practice time
A "touch and go" visit
49ers Game
Being herded

Dramatically excellent weather

Sunday, September 19, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1329

HappyUP!!! - stormy morning
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - a little sprinkle....a little shower....all in the off-season for that. I just think it's cool. Nice, fresh smell.

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies on the front
Why it happened - good shots...good putts
Why it makes me happy - 3 birdies...3 pars...3 bogeys.....not sure I have ever shot even par that way. It was kind of unique

HappyUP!!! - visit from a friend
Why it happened - my buddy had some time
Why it makes me happy - always good to spend quality time with someone close

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - they put some offense together
Why it makes me happy - they stay in front in a close pennant race.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1328

HappyUP!!! - great brekko
Why it happened - I gave the club a chance
Why it makes me happy - convenient..inexpensive...delicious...what's not to like

HappyUP!!! - a free avocado
Why it happened - I checked the receipt
Why it makes me happy - my bill at the grocery store didn't seem right...I wasn't sure. I don't usually check...tonight I did. "What's this 42.55 misc grocery item?"...when everything else was itemized. I went back in and asked. Sure enough...mistake...he misrang my avocado. The error was fixed and I got a free avo.

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron into last hole
Why it happened - I set up well for it and put a good one on it
Why it makes me happy - it was a perfect shot to a short left pin over by the lake. I brought it in right to left...kept the lake out of play....and hit it close.


Great Brekko
New guys to play with
A very tidy round of golf
Beautiful weather
Fabulous 9 iron into the last hole
Great bunker shot on our 9th hole
Wedge on the first hole

Friday, September 17, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1327

HappyUP!!! - playin with Bob-O
Why it happened - he got away
Why it makes me happy - the old golf gang has dissipated...big time. It was good to tee it up with Bob....amazes me that a guy that hasn't played in a month can still get it around as well as he could.

HappyUP!!! - off loading tickets
Why it happened - charity thing I couldn't go to
Why it makes me happy - the people I gave the tickest to are going to enjoy it much more than I would have

HappyUP!!! - driving the golf ball
Why it happened - a few adjustments
Why it makes me happy - I love golf....but when I can't get the driver in's not as enjoyable. I seem to be finding a long lost groove with the driver. It's fun to not play defense all day long.

HappyUP!!! - catching a walk
Why it happened - I needed one
Why it makes me happy - I ran into my friend out on the trails....and had a great time


Playing with Bob-O
Off-loading some tickets
Hearing some great news
Driving the golf ball
Birdie on 6
Punch shots
Outstanding weather

Thursday, September 16, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1326

HappyUP!!! - catching a back 9 game
Why it happened - I was out practicing
Why it makes me happy - I played with some nice guys that I don't get a chance to play with much. Always good to expand the circle of friends

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 12
Why it happened - I hit a good 8 iron and a great putt
Why it makes me happy - a birdie is always a HappyUP!!!....and this one allowed me to play the rest of the nine for free

HappyUP!!! - power walk
Why it happened - I decided to hit the track
Why it makes me happy - I was just laying a text....decided to head up to the high school to see how fast I could walk a timed mile. No land speed records set...didn't kill myself...but it was interesting to find out what my "brisk pace" is. OK....I need to start running again.

HappyUP!!! - shower curtain wash
Why it happened - I read an article
Why it makes me happy - I found out my shower curtain was washable. I like my shower curtain. It's in good shape....thought I might need to toss it as it had a bit of mold on it. A little bleach and fab softener...I think it's almost as good as new. The funny thing...I knew I could not put it in the dryer. I went, "how am I going to dry it?"...then I went, "duh!" I crack me up.



Hitting balls
Catching a back 9 game
Birdie on 12
Astounding weather
A power walk

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1325

HappyUP!!! - Putt on 2
Why it happened - been spending some time practicing
Why it makes me happy - nothing like being one under after 2

HappyUP!!!....unless it is 2 under after 3
Why it happened - I put a wedge to 6 inches
Why it makes me happy - it was a great wedge shot.....and got me going low in a hurry

HappyUP!!! - splendid weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - I really didn't care how I played today....I was just so in gratitude that I could be out on such a gorgeous day....not worrying about "an office"......just soaked it in today. Very grateful


Putt on 2
Wedge on 3....8 iron on 4....pitch on 5...pitch on 6...8 iron on 7...7 iron on 8...chip on 9...wedge on 10....bunker shot on 13...wedge on 14.....trouble shot on 16.....bunker shot on 18
FABULOUS weather
Chat with my buddy

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1324

HappyUP!!! - Great Club Speech Contest
Why it happened - it's that time of the year
Why it makes me happy - we had three great speeches given.....and they were all FUNNY! Our club contest was more competitive than many area speech contests (the next level our winner is going to) that I have attended.

HappyUP!!! - being eligible for a new game
Why it happened - they changed their rules
Why it makes me happy - there is a group of guys that has a monthly/semi-monthly game....the seniors. They lowered the age requirement.......I can play in it now!

HappyUP!!! - great practice session
Why it happened - I'm working on it
Why it makes me happy - I was using an old drill......which was creating a lot more compression of the golf ball. It's amazing the HUGE difference a small thing makes in the golf swing. I did some quality work on my chipping too.


Great Speech contest
Excellent practice session
Beautiful weather
Golf setup
Getting into a new game

Monday, September 13, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1323

HappyUP!!! - no aeration this fall
Why it happened - bi-weekly sanding
Why it makes me happy - twice a year, our golf course superintendent punches the greens and puts a thick blanket of sand on the greens. When I grew up, most places did it once a year. It's a necessary but disruptive process. An occasional light sanding is not as intrusive and avoids the greens being unplayable for the two weeks after aeration...and messed up two weeks after that.

HappyUP!!! - Dr visit
Why it happened - I go a few times a year for different segments of my physical
Why it makes me happy - blood pressure was outstanding....bloodwork was OK.

HappyUP!!! - watching some comedy
Why it happened - channel surfing
Why it makes me happy - I don't usually watch Comedy Central...but got a nice uplift tonight


No aeration this year
Smacking balls
Dr Visit
Watching some comedy
An unexpected visit
Nice walk

Sunday, September 12, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1322

HappyUP!!! - Heritage Flight
Why it happened - I went to the air show
Why it makes me happy - didn't have the regular camera with me..did my best with the iPhone. What you see here is the earliest USAF planes....a couple of P38's...with the latest enemy menace...the F-22 RAPTOR. Flying together.

HappyUP!!! - that Raptor
Why it happened - some smart guys used the tax payer dollars in a good way
Why it makes me happy - THAT THING is incredible....a plane of that size...should NOT be able to do the things it does. It was like a stunt plane.....WITH bombs!

HappyUP!!! - easy exit
Why it happened - great organization
Why it makes me happy - after a long, hot day on the tarmac, the last thing you want is a traffic jam. The organizers had their stuff together.

HappyUP!!! - bndanas and a big ice cube
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - I knew it would be a little warm out there...with no shade. I froze a block of ice in a big container. I packed some bandanas. That cool water that came out of the container....poured over the bandanas.....wrapped around the neck.....just what you need to keep it cooled down....niiiiizzzzze.

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - Buster Posey definitely contributed
Why it makes me happy - I didn't get to see the game....but I did see Posey hit a two run homer which is all the Giants needed to pull into a first place tie with the Padres. Who doesn't LOVE a pennant race?!?


Heritage Flight
Bandanas and a Big Ice Cube
Finding Stuff
Easy exit

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1321

HappyUP!!! - solid through 6
Why it happened - just playing golf
Why it makes me happy - just in the process of rebuilding the golf game. Truth be told, things were good through 10 3/4....then things fell off....but I learned some things

HappyUP!!! - reunion
Why it happened - I was invited to go
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't my reunion, but it was a combo of the two classes behind me. I had a great time seeing some long forgotten familiar faces

HappyUP!!! - headache abated
Why it happened - aspirin?
Why it makes me happy - I don't do headaches very often....but I had a doozy when I got up. I think the cool morning air of the golf course may have helped. I thought this one was going to cause me to bag it early. As it is, I enjoyed the morning...immensely.


Headache abated
Birdie on 4
Solid play through 6 holes
Talking with my buddy
Class reunion
Steel Breeze

Friday, September 10, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1320

HappyUP!!! - practice session
Why it happened - I practice
Why it makes me happy - the weather was a little help from my coach....and some good conversation. Productive

HappyUP!!! - visiting with the family
Why it happened - I went for a walk
Why it makes me happy - I had to stop for a water break.....sis in law and nephew were hanging I got in an unexpected visit

HappyUP!!! - Giants
Why it happened - it's that season
Why it makes me happy - they won...tied the Padres for the Division lead.....I got to watch the game with my good friends. GREAT Friday night!!!


Practice session
Dog sitting
Visiting with family
Watching the Giants score a big win
Time with those close to me

Thursday, September 09, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1319

HappyUP!!! - a lesson with my student
Why it happened - giving the guy some guitar advice
Why it makes me happy - it's always good to share what you know with someone that wants to hear about it

HappyUP!!! - getting tests done
Why it happened - I hustled
Why it makes me happy - it's just routine bloodwork in conjunction with my physical. I had forgot to do this....and my physical is Monday. It was cool to know the lab would have work at doctor's need to cancel an appointment

HappyUP!!! - great errands run
Why it happned - uh....I made a list
Why it makes me happy - it's always cool when your errands run goes...bam...bam...bam. At least, that is how I feel


Great errands run
Getting some tests done
Not having to cancel an appointment
A lesson with my student

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1318

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - I set it up
Why it makes me happy - good to get to know an old acquaintenance a little better. I got some very useful information. The fellowship was worth the cost of brekko....the info just a bonus

HappyUP!!! - quick stop by my friend's house
Why it happened - it was on the way
Why it makes me happy - just good sharing and staying in touch...always a good thing

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron on 12
Why it happened - wind was howling
Why it makes me happy - I kept it low....hit the perfect gave the pin a scare before ending up 4 feet. Hole in one will be for another day.

HappyUP!!! - thunder and a touch of rain
Why it happened - freaky weather
Why it makes me happy - this kind of weather is sooooo out of place for this time of year....yet....I kind of like that kind of thing.


Breakfast with a new friend/old acquaintenance
Cool weather
Playing golf with a nice young man
Wedge on on 3....hybrid on on 5.....8 iron bump on 5....6 iron on on on 9....bump n run on 11....6 iron on 12.....9 iron on 17....8 iron on 18
Getting some things done
Scrubbing Bubbles
Thunder and a touch of rain

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2010

The count -
6/27 - 102 6/28-102 7/15-100 7/16-102 7/18-100 8/24-104 8/25 -108

9/8 Update - remember.....I use the Roseville, CA listing for as my source for 100 degree days....back on 9/2...thought we would hit 100....only 99. We have a 10 day forecast there of 91 as being the highest. Unless we catch an indian summer (can I still say that and be politically correct....who knows these days?) looks like we may end up at 7 days in triple digits. If so, this would be the first time the Ol Almanac EVER over-forecasted at all. Yeah....this "global warming" is screwing everything up.

9/2 Update - two more days last week....only two days at 100 or above in August....what the heck. This brings us up to a total of 7 for the year with another one looking to hit the books today.

8/11 Update - I am not looking to jinx us. This summer's weather has been awesome. This year, however, the Ol Nutter Almanac is in jeopardy of being incorrect for the first time.....based on predictin too MANY days of 100 or more. Here we are on Aug 11 and we have no 100 degree days predicted through the beginning of next week. We have only had 5 so far. The prediction called for no more than 13 which means the 10-13 range.

The extra bonus this year? - look at the days of 100 or more. Nothing over 102. What a spectacular summer. Today was another day when we didn't even hit the 90's. My tomatoes don't dig it....but I sure do!!!!

6/27 UPDATE - OK....summer came in on Monday morning last....and we got our first 100 degree day today. That brings us up to ONE day over 100 with another expected tomorrow.


It's time again, gang - for our annual installment of this critical summer whether predicting tool.

We watched the weather over Memorial Day weekend - and, as usual, will be using that information to forecast what the degree of intensity that our summer here in Sacramento will be.

Based on the EXTREMELY pleasant - Memorial Day weekend weather....we will be looking at no more than about 13 days of heat that gets to 100 degrees or more.

As usual - periodic updates will be posted here tracking the results.

It's going to be - a wonderful summer

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1317

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it was Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - heard three great speeches.....Mother Theresa....Scuba Diving... Keeping your kids from gangs...all great to hear

HappyUP!!! - a member completing 10 speeches
Why it happened - she hung in there
Why it makes me happy - this was her best....her absolute best....I wish we would record the first speech so the person knew how good they have gotten. I know I had a small piece of the growth.......and that makes me happy

HappyUP!!! - blues tonight
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - there is a young kid...that wails at open mike night....wonderful to hear

HappyUP!!! - doing a friend a favor
Why it happened - he asked
Why it makes me happy - it was an easy easy car drive....a beautiful home...nice.


Member completing 10 speeches
Great scuba diving speech
Great gang speech
Hitting balls
Practicing with a friend
Meeting with my swing coach
Hearing some blues

Monday, September 06, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1316

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf
Why it happened - I play
Why it makes me happy - out of nowhere...and I mean nowhere...I won!!! Who doesn't like a win...let alone a surprise one

HappyUP!!! - leftover spaghetti
Why it happened - I saved some
Why it makes me happy - it was a GREAT thing to come home to. I love leftover spag more than when it comes right off the a ton!

HappyUP!!! - driveby visit
Why it happened - my buddy was cruising by
Why it makes me happy - I'll keep this one to myself....just trust did


Fantasy Golf
Leftover Spag
Choc Chip cookies
Walking the pooch

Sunday, September 05, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1315

HappyUP!!! - a card
Why it happened - my best friend stopped by
Why it makes me happy - sometimes you cry when you are sad....sometimes when you are happy....sometimes when you are humbled. I like the latter....and it makes me happy

HappyUP!!! - dinner invitation
Why it happened - I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have plans...then I did...and great plans they were...full of great in the playing afterward....and chocolate chips. Try to beat that for a SuperHappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - painter visit
Why it happened - my painter has a conscience
Why it makes me happy - he did a great job 2 years ago...but, for some reason, the paint failed on my porch. He wants to make it right...contracturally, he doesn't have to. I'll meet him in the middle and get it fixed. That's how ya do it.


Painter visit
Best friend visit
A card
Dinner invitation
Fun at the Fountains
Choco Chip Cookies
Beautiful evening

Saturday, September 04, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1314

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - I was tired?
Why it makes me happy - I slept until 8:20 today.....and I wasn't up that late last night. I am a 5:30-6:30 guy. 7:00 is rare to find me in bed...let alone still asleep. I must have been very content.

HappyUP!!! - great breakfast
Why it happened - I didn't make it
Why it makes me happy - I'm inspired. I will learn to make great eggs. My pal showed me some tips.

HappyUP!!! - a very casual day
Why it happened - it wasn't planned...nothing was
Why it makes me happy - sometimes when we "waste a day," is the most valuable day of all


Sleeping in
Great breakfast
"Wasting" a day
Great text exchange
Tremendous conversation
A T shirt

Friday, September 03, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1313

HappyUP!!! - practice session
Why it happened - I needed to
Why it makes me happy - I got a little tip from Jimmy that I am excited to work with on the long game. I went over to the putting green and was knocking them in like a pro. I have been a little stale on the course......doing some good things in the practice area can cure that.

HappyUP!!! - awesome dinner
Why it happened - a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy - I haven't had much sushi lately. It is sooooo goooood!

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my friends
Why it happened - interesting times
Why it makes me happy - just good to "be there" for them


Practice session
Chatting with friends
Awesome dinner

Thursday, September 02, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1312

HappyUP!!! - brekko with my buddy
Why it happened - he was persistent
Why it makes me happy - live this guy. My cupboards were bare. I needed some food. Hungry and breaking bread with a good times

HappyUP!!! - class review
Why it happened - I took a class
Why it makes me happy - reinforcing some good learning....expanding the's a good thing.

HappyUP!!! - frozen spag
Why it happened - foresight
Why it makes me happy - I grow tomatoes. You get too many. I decided earlier in the year to freeze some sauce. More importantly, I decided to make pasta at same time and freeze the spag with the sauce. Makes for AWESOME leftovers.....delicious!


Brekko with Ed
Late night pooch walking
Class review
Leftover Spag

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1311

HappyUP!!! - Tahoe
Why it happened - needed a little getaway
Why it makes me happy - the majority of the world will never get a chance to experience the shore of Lake Tahoe...with a light wind....70 degrees.....the smell of the lake...and the pines. No way to describe have to feel it. Tahoe served up a beauty today.

HappyUP!!! - Lone Eagle Cafe
Why it happened - I know about this place
Why it makes me happy - have to "pay up" a bit for lunch here....but...where else can you sit outside....and take in the aforetmentioned HappyUP!!!...with great food and drink?

HappyUP!!! - chatting with my buddy on the phone
Why it happened - he had to make a tough decision
Why it makes me happy - while it changes my life to a degree (for the worse), he made the right call...the people that he needed some help from demonstrated grace.....while not the best thing that can happen, the decision was the best one.


Car Wash
Lone Eagle Cafe
Gorgeous Tahoe Day
Chatting with my buddy on the phone