Sunday, October 31, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1371

HappyUP!!! - Trick or Treating...Giants style
Why it happened - I wanted to take care of the kids....but watch the game
Why it makes me happy - as I sat in my recliner on the porch with my TV rolled up to the door...making all the kids say, "Go Giants," it was just awesome. It was so much better than doing the "toss the candy thing." They all had to come up to me. Great interaction....excellent costumes!

HappyUP!!! - big Giants win
Why it happened - great pitching
Why it makes me happy - OMG!!! game away!

HappyUP!!! - some crazy up and downs
Why it happened - I had lots of chances (unfortunately)
Why it makes me happy - tough day on the links....but I had it working around the greens. Gotta build on something!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1370

HappyUP!!! - waking up to the rain
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - the rain is sporadic this time of year.....and still novel....a rainy Saturday morning is just what a guy needs sometimes. It was lovely knowing from bed that it was raining

HappyUP!!! - the best night's sleep
Why it happened - the bed was just so comfy last night
Why it makes me happy - there are some night's where I just seem to sleep better. This was one for sure

HappyUP!!! - brekko with family
Why it happened - rain means no golf
Why it makes me happy - good times with my extended family and BFF


The best night's sleep
Waking up to rain
Breakfast with the family

Friday, October 29, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1369

HappyUP!!! - Finding a golf game
Why it happened - I went out to "the office"
Why it makes me happy - my "regulars" cancelled on me. I went out and stumbled into a great and fun group of guys

HappyUP!!! - Anger Management
Why it happened - a buddy invited me
Why it makes me happy - great hanging with a couple of friends and watching a movie on a Friday night

HappyUP!!! - holing an impossible shot
Why it happened - a lot of skill...and a bit of luck
Why it makes me happy - I could drop 500 balls from where I was.....and NEVER hole that shot out again. Incredible!!!


9 hrs of sleep
Driver..wedge on 1/6 iron...chip on 2/Wedge on 3/8 iron on 4/chip on 5/chip on 7/flop shot on 10/hybrid on 11/7 iron on 12/Drive on 13/Hybrid...wedge on 14/drive...putt on 18
Finding a golf game
Nice texts and e-mails

Thursday, October 28, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1368

HappyUP!!! - Seeing cars at the Galleria
Why it happened - they got it partially re-opened
Why it makes me happy - people are BACK TO WORK. The town recaptures a bit of it's social structure. The rebuilding process has started. It warmed my heart to see that huge OPEN sign hanging off of Nordstrom.

HappyUP!!! - 9 hrs of sleep
Why it happened - I went to bed early
Why it makes me happy - my sleep has been a little dodgy as of late. I want to be getting 7-8 hrs....9 is like a bonus!

HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN AGAIN!!!
Why it happened - great pitching, good hitting, and Rangers pitching
Why it makes me happy - we are heading to Texas up two games to none. It's far from over but Texas has a GIANT hole to dig out of.

HappyUP!!! - tacos
Why it happened - it was 'Taco Night" at my brothers
Why it makes me happy - that brother is set up for mass taco production. Nachos too! Nope, not a low cal night tonight...but it was tasty.

HappyUP!!! - post-game walk
Why it happened - I needed to walk off those tacos
Why it makes me happy - it was a little warmer this evening than in the past. I had a nice walk in. Good for the mind...good for the soul....doesn't hurt the body either.


9 hrs sleep
Seeing cars at the Galleria
Trying out some drivers
Found some ear buds
Giants WIN
Texas' pitching

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1367

HappyUP!!! - golf with my nephew
Why it happened - we needed a fourth
Why it makes me happy - my nephew is my champion off the course in this world. Today, he was my champ on the course. 4 closing pars when he got a stroke on 3 of the holes made him the MVP of our team! TeamNUTTER...awesome

HappyUP!!! - winning $20
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - we were down 2 holes with 2 holes to play. We pressed. We won the next hole. The nasty opponents pressed us back. We won the final hole. We broke even on the first bet and won both presses.

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - they found their bats
Why it makes me happy - they have to win at least one at home. Two would be great.


Golf with nephew
Even par on front 9
Giants win
An evening walk

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1366

HappyUP!!! - 2 great speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - the speeches were helpful....entertaining....and extremely well presented. WOW!

HappyUP!!! - unexpected golf
Why it happened - I got a phone call
Why it makes me happy - I was just going to do some practice a call from my cronies as I was driving to the course. They wanted to play. I needed the distraction today.

HappyUP!!! - my afghan
Why it happened - it's getting chilly
Why it makes me happy - last night was the first night of the year that I reached down......and pulled up that extra layer of warmth....nice!


2 GREAT speeches
Unexpected golf
Seeing the bro and nephew
Change of plans
My afghan
My jacket on my walk

Monday, October 25, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1365

HappyUP!!! - golfing early
Why it happened - I coaxed him out
Why it makes me happy - this buddy has some health challenges when it's "cart paths only".....I was glad to be able bodied and to alleviate the problem so he could get out

HappyUP!!! - family time
Why it happened - I went and saw them
Why it makes me happy - nice to have them there...closeby...when you need them.

HappyUP!!! - call from a friend
Why it happened - out of the blue
Why it makes me happy - sometimes, coincidences just happen. It was great to hear from this old pal today.


Golfing early when not expecting to
Family time
Call from a friend

Sunday, October 24, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1364

HappyUP!!! - back to the gym
Why it happened - RAIN
Why it makes me happy - it felt good to do a bit of's been a bit

HappyUP!!! - walking in the rain
Why it happened - just needed to
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't raining that much...didn't stray too far...could have ducked back home if it "bucketed." It was a pretty cool night for a walk.

HappyUP!!! - basking
Why it happened - last night's Giant's win
Why it makes me happy - WORLD SERIES coming this week....and...this year....I'm going to be watching.

HappyUP!!! - a brilliant storm
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - this was the first REAL storm of the year...who knows how many we will end up getting....maybe enough to be tired of them by the end of the season....maybe not. The FIRST one is always so, to get this much liquid this time of was freakey!


Back to the gym
Still basking in Giants win
Catching up on the phone
Brilliant storm
Unplugging the downspouts

Saturday, October 23, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1363

HappyUP!!! - seeing the family
Why it happened - I didn't play golf
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't been to brekko with my fave people in FOREVER. It was great to see them.....especially the matriarch

HappyUP!!! - talking with my friend
Why it happened - we ran across each other
Why it makes me happy - it was great getting caught up on his life and what is going on. He asked me about mine.....gave me some perspective....very helpful....and an old cliche' tossed in for good measure was on the money.

HappyUP!!! - Giants are going to the World Series
Why it happened - a home run...and great managing
Why it makes me happy - doggone the Giants...happier for all the diehard Giant fans that are out there. I'm also happy that the Fox announcers had to eat crow....I love it when an underdog wins.

Friday, October 22, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1362

HappyUP!!! - Division Speech Contest
Why it happened - it's scheduled twice a year
Why it makes me happy - two of our club members advanced to it. One got second place in Table Topics. The other gave his speech the BEST I have seen him deliver it in the four times I have heard the didn't win...but...THAT is what it is all about.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 2
Why it happened - great drive...8 iron...and putt
Why it makes me happy - I made a sloppy bogey on was great to get back to even par after two holes

HappyUP!!! - clean air
Why it happened - we got a bit of rain last night
Why it makes me happy - there are some mornings.....that....when you are out in's just great to be alive.


Drive/8iron/putt on 2
Wedge on 6.....8 iron on 7.....5 iron on 11....7 iron on 12....wedge on 13.....3wood/hybrid on 14....putt on 15....putt on 17.....two putt on 18
Golf course open tomorrow after all
Division speech contest
Clean smelling air this morning

Thursday, October 21, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1361

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - people want to start a club
Why it makes me happy - it's been about a year and a half before I got to step in and do this.
It's not final but we had a productive session today

HappyUP!!! - nice e-mail forwarded to me
Why it happened - someone was being extremely pro-active
Why it makes me happy - I was very pleased by the response

HappyUP!!! - a triple lit pumpkin
Why it happened - I was out walking
Why it makes me happy - it just cracked me I began a great walk


Nice e-mail forwarded to me
Great meeting.....looks like I'll be sponsoring/mentoring another new Toastmasters club

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1360

HappyUP!!! - a FIREball
Why it happened - good morning
Why it makes me happy - the picture does not do justice to the brilliance of today's sunrise. It put me in a great the moment.

HappyUP!!! - GIANTS win...AGAIN
Why it happened - some clutch hitting
Why it makes me happy - up more win and it's World Series time! I can not be called a die hard fan........but I am THRILLED for so many of my friends who actually are. I love it when people close to me have their lives enhanced.

HappyUP!!! - took care of some business
Why it happened - I had some extra motivation
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't thrilled with where I had to go for this's done. And...guess what? was a pleasant experience

HappyUP!!! - putting a smile on someone's face
Why it happened - the person got a surprise
Why it makes me happy - it always feels good to be a catalyst for a little happiness

HappyUP!!! - ball striking
Why it happened - I'm swinging better
Why it makes me happy - though my score today was NOT good......I hit a TON of very crisp golf shots today. They weren't just hit well.....CRISP. And.....those wedges into 9 and 18? Great timing. There was also a 7 iron out of a bunker that was pretty special too. I'm going to put it all together for a GREAT round sometime soon.


Sun Fireball
Morning coffee
Taking care of some business
Exchange with my florist
Putting a smile on someone's face...and seeing it later
Drive/7 iron on 5....Drive/Hybrid on 6....Drive/Wedge/Putt on 9....Wedge on 10...9 iron on 11...8 iron on 12...Drive/wedge on 13....Hybrid/hybrid on 14....bunker shot on 15....8 iron on on on 18

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1359

HappyUP!!! - GIANTS WIN!!!
Why it happened - great pitching and some clutch hitting
Why it makes me happy - love watching the local boys come back from that Game 2 beating and being GREAT underdogs. I love any underdog story......but particularly this one!

HappyUP!!! - a GREAT morning
Why it happened - I woke up rather early
Why it makes me happy - and......I just felt extraordinarily FANTASTIC when I woke up

HappyUP!!! - my painter
Why it happened - I had a project
Why it makes me happy - I always like chatting with him. I did the scraping prep......he told me I could be "painter's apprentice" I got that going for me too!

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it was Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - three great speeches......a PACKED room......and we still managed to finish on time.


Giants win
My painter
3 great speeches....we end on time
Gorgous weather
A GREAT morning

Monday, October 18, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1358

HappyUP!!! - seeing a hole in one
Why it happened - my playing partner hit a great shot
Why it makes me happy - my playing partner is considerably older than myself. I have been bitching and moaning about not having a hole-in-one over the 38 yrs I have golfed.....and...well....I hit the ball pretty straight so I have had lots of close calls. Well....this guy has played longer than me....and today was HIS first. So happy he got one instead of time will come (but....God?...can it come soon?)

HappyUP!!! - time with my best friend
Why it happened - I had something
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like to spend great time with their best friend?

HappyUP!!! - closest to pin.....and a skin
Why it happened - I'm hitting a lot of quality shots right now
Why it makes me happy - I got my money back from the skins game.....and 2 bucks extra....and, believe me, whey you have a low handicap, that ain't an easy feat!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1357

HappyUP!!! - finding a special something
Why it happened - I have a friend that needed a pick me up
Why it makes me happy - I had to do a bit of driving.....but I am sure my buddy will get a pick me up out of the effort

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 11
Why it happened - I hit a spectacular hybrid
Why it makes me happy - I knocked in the putt.....made a birdie....and won a "skin" in our big game today.

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on 12
Why it happened - I "found" something
Why it makes me happy - I had played so well yesterday....just didn't have it today. This shot brought it back. I knocked it closest to the pin money in our "big game"...knocked in the putt for another skin.

HappyUP!!! - a chance encounter
Why it happened - weird circumstances
Why it makes me happy - I never think of anything as a mere coincidence....what was by chance and awkward....became special.


Wedge into 13
Wedge into 18....Drive on 18
Finding a special something

Saturday, October 16, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1356

HappyUP!!! - best round of the year
Why it happened - a little better mental perspective
Why it makes me happy - hit 15 out of 18 greens....had 5 birdie chances that were closer than the flagstick....and a bunch more that were in birdie range. That one under par could have been 5 under easily. Clearly the best ball striking round of the year

HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN
Why it happened - Cody Ross and closing pitchers
Why it makes me happy - it's true...watching Giants baseball is TORTURE.....up 4-1...thinking we have breathing thing you's 4-3. Pass the Pepto! But....WE WON!

HappyUP!!! - taking a walk
Why it happened - game was over...time to stretch the legs
Why it makes me happy - it's just always good to take a into neighbors along the makes the world right....when sometimes it is a touch out of kilter.

Friday, October 15, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1355

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 9
Why it happened - a killer wedge
Why it makes me happy - I almost put the ball into the cup in two. The 9th hole was our 18th today.....and this touch of magic turned all the bets around.

HappyUP!!! - Tigers ROLL
Why it happened - they overcame adversity
Why it makes me happy - they were the underdogs as they went to the mighty Rocklin Thunder's house....on homecoming......and they were down 21-7 early. They roared back and
put a 28-21 mauling on them.

HappyUP!!! - being invited
Why it happened - my buddy had a ticket
Why it makes me happy - I was lucky that my buddy....who's son plays for the Rocklin Thunder had an extra ticket to the sold out game....and thought enough of me to offer me that invitation.


Finishing up golf nice and early

Thursday, October 14, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1354

HappyUP!!! - eagle on 3
Why it happened - skills?
Why it makes me happy - it was an eagle!....and I holed it out of a greenside sand trap on this par 5. SOOOO RARE!

HappyUP!!! - running across my buddy out walking
Why it happened - coincedence
Why it makes me happy - it's alway better to walk with a pal than walk alone

HappyUP!!! - meeting up with my painter
Why it happened - he's coming back to do some work
Why it makes me happy - I like the guy.......and he gave me some clarity on what he has to do before he comes back to help me. Less work for me!


Eagle on 3
Bunker shot on 4
8 iron into 9
Wedge/putt into 10
7 iron into 12
Wedge into 13
Wedge into 14
6 iron on 15
8 iron on 16
Meeting up with my painter
Running across my buddy out walking

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1353

HappyUP!!! - coffe with my buddy
Why it happened - every Wednesday
Why it makes me happy - I really appreciated company on a day when I had heavy things going on

HappyUP!!! - getting things done around the house
Why it happened - I was motivated
Why it makes me happy - they were LONG overdue

HappyUP!!! - meeting up with a pal at a local hotspot
Why it happened - I was on my way home
Why it makes me happy - I don't want to blow his cover....but he is a younger friend. I was doing some "checking out" of his situation.


Coffee with my buddy
Getting stuff done around the house
Vacuum cleaner firing up
Gorgeous day of golf with my buddies
Meeting a pal at a local hotspot

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1352

HappyUP!!! - Chilean miner rescue
Why it happened - lots of work...and prayers
Why it makes me happy - those guys were supposed to be stuck down there for a couple more months. They aren't all up at this point but they have got to two of them. An American team seems to be the driving force as well. Be PROUD!....and GRATEFUL!

HappyUP!!! - a new member
Why it happened - he liked what he saw
Why it makes me happy - growth in the club is always a great thing

HappyUP!!! - great evening
Why it happened - I took a walk
Why it makes me happy - I love to go for walks....tonight's was awesome. Thoreau was a pretty smart guy....figured some things out.

HappyUP!!! - collecting some checks
Why it happened - I'm the treasurer
Why it makes me happy - while I had asked before, it was awesome to not have to remind....again....I love it when checks are brought to me.


Member joined
Collecting three checks
A new guest
Finishing a great meeting on time

Monday, October 11, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1351

HappyUP!!! - Giants clinch
Why it happened - they came back
Why it makes me happy - the Gigantics are playing for the pennant now. It's been way too long
since they have been in a World Series. All they need to do is eat some Philly Cheesesteaks!

HappyUP!!! - pitch in on 17
Why it happened - I hit a perfect shot
Why it makes me happy - my opponent had a birdie putt in his cross-hairs. At worst, it looked to him like he would tie the hole.....then........BAM!!!....just like that....the tides get turned. I love that about golf...well.....when I do it to someone. I'm not nuts about it when it happens to me.

HappyUP!!! - up and down on 5
Why it happened - skills?
Why it makes me happy - my ball was sitting on the hardpan......20-25 yards from the pin....with a big dip between the two. I noticed I had a little wind in my face and said, "I just may get this one to spin and hold." I struck it perfectly....ran in the putt.....NICE!!!


Up and down on 1
6 iron on 2
Up and down on 4
Up and down on 5
9 iron on 9
Wedge on 10
Bunker shot on 11
3 wood/wedge on 14
Putt on 16
Pitch in on 17
Up and down on 18

Sunday, October 10, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1350

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - it's weigh in day
Why it makes me happy - down three last week without really trying that hard. I have a batch of cabbage soup in the fridge ready to supplement my hunger this week. Looking for two good weeks in a row

HappyUP!!! - late birdies
Why it happened - good shots...better putts
Why it makes me happy - those brought me back BIG TIME in my matches. Damage control

HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN!
Why it happened - they held on
Why it makes me happy - they control the series the worst, they'll be back in SF for game 5 if they don't take the Braves in Atlanta

HappyUP!!! - H.O.T. Pepper and Chili Cookoff Festival
Why it happened - ambitious people put it on
Why it makes me happy - it was an easy walk down the street from my house. Lots of good smells from some great cooking. An interesting way to spend an hour.


Birdie on 16
Birdie on 17
H.O.T. Chili Cookoff

Giants WIN

Saturday, October 09, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1349

HappyUP!!! - Breast Cancer Walk
Why it happened - they put it on
Why it makes me happy - yeah...I probably should have walked in it....but it goes right by my house. It was an awesome thing to just relax on my porch with some coffee...and watch the entire thing. I even had a few friends stop walking and chat for a bit.

HappyUP!!! - GREAT conversation
Why it happened - there was some business to catch up on
Why it makes me happy - I love a productive meeting

HappyUP!!! - a wonderful evening
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - it's nice to be invited unexpectedly


Breast Cancer walk
Good trip to the bank

Friday, October 08, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1348

HappyUP!!! - solid chipping practice
Why it happened - my buddy called me
Why it makes me happy - at the end of our session, another buddy came up that noticed a flaw for me to work on. This buddy knows what he is talking about. Can't wait to get back to work.

HappyUP!!! - Giants vault to a lead
Why it happened - they got off to a great start
Why it makes me happy - well, it didn't have a happy ending.....but it was exciting when they were up 4-0 early on the Braves. When they get that lead, they usually hold it.

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - my buddies wanted to eat
Why it makes me happy - it was some great conversation around the bread breaking.

HappyUP!!! - visit from my friend
Why it happened - had to do a pickup
Why it makes me happy - we had a great exchange of info

HappyUP!!! - putting contest
Why it happened - we were out practicing
Why it makes me happy - I made some critical putts....and wond some dough....coming from behind.


A Hamburger
A putting contest
Stunning weather
Giants going up 4-0
Solid chipping practice

Don't be a Loser.....Be a Quitter

(A special post for my friends over at SundayScribblings )

Let's get the cliche' out in the open right out of the shoot today - "a quitter never wins and a winner never quits."

This fits right in my wheelhouse - to rant about "rules" that we follow that really aren't even rules. I can't even tell you to whom we attribute this quote...

...or how many times it has prevented - someone from doing something that should have been done much sooner than it did.......quitting.

Yes, you have to stick it out sometimes - but you don't have to bear after day....every single time. You may have made a bad choice. The choice you made may have changed. You made the choice so you are obliged to spend some time doing critical analysis before you just "cut n run."

....but sometimes, you just need to quit - if life is a hackneyed cliche' contest and someone whips out the "quitter never wins and a winner never quits" on you, say, "let's get it on!" and match their "quitter never wins" with, "I don't throw good money after bad."

Throwing good money after bad - is exactly what it is when you stay too long at something.

There is a centuries old debate involved in this discussion - but it does not seem that the "quit" side has been fairly represented as of late. "The Art of Quitting" needs to be written......

Hmmmmmmmmm.......- perhaps I need to get to work. What a perfect project to start......and never finish.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1347

HappyUP!!! - help at Sears
Why it happened - I parked at the mall
Why it makes me happy - a friend picked me up to go on a road trip. When we came tire was nearly flat. It looked like I would be in search of a gas station...on a tire that was close to flat...what was right in front of me? Sears. I popped into their auto section and they put in the air I needed to get home. Yeah...I may have a problem still...I'll know in the morning...but...for tonight...I got home with no hassle.....and Sears is my new hero

HappyUP!!! - birdie on three
Why it happened - four solid shots
Why it makes me happy - I helped the team in a hurry...and it was important

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - Timmy threw 14k's
Why it makes me happy - come on....the home team takes a 1-0 lead in the playoffs


Birdie on 2nd hole
Sandie on 15
A day at a nice venue
Giants win
Some help at Sears

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1346

HappyUP!!! - birdie on four
Why it happened - I hit a great shot...and a better putt
Why it makes me happy - my adversaries didn't hit as good a shot to the par three that I did. They both drained unlikely putts...I know what they were thinking..."we just made his putt longer after that".....and I POURED it right in on top of them.

<-----this doesn't look like a HappyUP!!!....but it is.

HappyUP!!! - great driving
Why it happened - I AM getting better
Why it makes me happy - I love golf....and everything about the game. My achilles heal is my driver. Over the last month, it has gotten better. I feel in control of it.

HappyUP!!! - practice putt
Why it happened - I just had to
Why it makes me happy - oir 18th green is weird...too weird to explain here. I made a great putt trying to make this final critical putt taking the conservative right to left break. When I got done, I decided to take the "crazy line"....severe left to right...and drained it.


Par on one
Birdie on four
GREAT golfing weather

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1345

HappyUP!!! - great talks
Why it happened - it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - those two that spoke this morning DID NOT "phone it in." Wow! What great stuff

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened - toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - once again....we put on a good show....and may have a new friend to help.

HappyUP!!!! - putt on 9
Why it happened - I had a feeling
Why it makes me happy - it was unlikely I would make a 35 footer...downhill...then uphill...breaking left to right......and right in the jar.


Freds speech
Sholehs speech
A guest
6 iron to 2.....6 iron to 4....putt on 6....putt on 9....bunker shot on 11...flop on 12...9 iron on 14....9 iron on 15....putt on 16....9 iron on 17.....wedge on 18

Monday, October 04, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1344

HappyUP!!! - getting stuff done
Why it happened - one of those days
Why it makes me happy - when you have "errands day" before you, many pine over when things go wrong. They don't appreciate when things go right. It's a "no win" can only go bad. I loved how my day went

HappyUP!!! - setting up golf
Why it happened - one buddy wants to play tommorrow
Why it makes me happy - gonna be great tommorrow. Something to look forward to

HappyUP!!! - great sleep
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - my sleep can be a bit irregular. I booked a solid 8 last night though...ahhhh.


Great sleep
Setting up some golf

Sunday, October 03, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1343

HappyUP!!! - Giants take the pennant
Why it happened - they had enough chances
Why it makes me happy - playoff baseball returns to the Bay Area and Northern California

<------Harmony is always a HappyUP!!! These two barely know each other. Look how good they get along....awwwwwwww!

HappyUP!!! - seeing my girl
Why it happened - she's back
Why it makes me happy - come's always great to see a loved one when they have been away on a trip. It's a SuperHappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Ryder Cup
Why it happened - every two years, it happens
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't a good day for the USA but the competition is OVER THE TOP


Lazy morning
Visiting with my girl
Giants take the pennant

Saturday, October 02, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1342

HappyUP!!! - dog sitting
Why it happened - my friend was in a bind
Why it makes me happy - what a great dog! She stayed on her cushion in the house....took a long walk with me....entertained Stogie

HappyUP!!! - visit from nephew and Nibbles
Why it happened - my nephew stopped by
Why it makes me happy - always good to see the nephew.....hadn't seen his pup Nibbles (the rottweiller) in forever

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 6
Why it happened - skills?
Why it makes me happy - this was a tough bunker shot....from a really bad lie....and I hit it exactly like I wanted to and scored the birdie!

Friday, October 01, 2010

HappyUP!!! Day 1341

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 2
Why it happened - good shot...great putt
Why it makes me happy - it got me back to even par in a hurry in our Sr Club Championship. Good to get the clock "reset"

HappyUP!!! - helping out a friend
Why it happened - my friend asked
Why it makes me happy - just lucky to be in the position to do so.

HappyUP!!! - par on 9
Why it happened - I played smart
Why it makes me happy - I ground out a really tough being smart...kept me even for the front side

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 10
Why it happened - a great drive and hybrid....a good wedge...and a great putt
Why it makes me happy - got me back to one under par...tied for the lead


Good news from friend
Up and down on 1....birdie on 2...wedge on 3....7 iron on 5....7 iron on 7....5 iron on 8....par on 9....birdie on 10....wedge on 13.....putt on 16....chutt on 17....good thinking on 18

"in the game" through 10
Meeting a new friend
Gorgeous weather
Helping out a friend