Monday, January 31, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1463

HappyUP!!! - passed the smog
Why it happened - it really should have
Why it makes me happy - never KNOW. In my case, a pesky sensor had been messing with things a bit. I was a little delayed in getting this done. Ecstatic to have this crossed off the list.....and feeling very fortunate as I heard others struggles while I was at the smog station


HappyUP!!! - a free dog
Why it happened - a promotion
Why it makes me happy - I got a chance to cash in on this cool offer....the last day the coupon was good for....and it was right there at the smog station. Winner!!!

HappyUP!!! - an afternoon driveby
Why it happened - friends were out cruising
Why it makes me happy - always great to get the monotony broken up a bit by some pleasant company

HappyUP!!! - a delicious dinner
Why it happened - a little planning
Why it makes me happy - sometimes you just want things to turn out "just right"....boy, did the brussel sprouts get a good turn on them tonight. The steak?....oh.....tooooo die for!


Passed smog
Free dog...good dog
Great coffee
Getting stuff done
Delicious dinner
An afternoon driveby

Sunday, January 30, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1462

HappyUP!!! - getting in some miles
Why it happened - needed to
Why it makes me happy - had some work done to the issues.....was back early....ready for smog check

<----yeah...some unexpected snow added to the scenery....passed through this place after a light dusting

HappyUP!!! - tasty mocha
Why it happened - see the above HappyUP!!!
Why it makes me happy - when you are driving and you know there is a chill outside, that "roadJoe" can sure taste better than usual. was savored

HappyUP!!! - fun
Why it happened - I got an unexpected invite
Why it makes me happy - yeah....silliness....but a HECK of a lot of unexpected laughs!


Getting in some miles with no issue
A tasty road mocha on a cold day
A new day
Fun at Facebook
No golf...rain
Getting stuff done
An interesting text
A great invitation

Saturday, January 29, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1461

HappyUP!!! - good driving
Why it happened - relaxation
Why it makes me happy - this is not the strength of my game. When I get some "out there"....HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - closest to pin
Why it happened - I NAILED it
Why it makes me happy - I took one club less than a longer hitter....cuz I knew stuff.....and one the prize

HappyUP!!! - FRIENDLY Fun
Why it happened - my friend took advantage of the situation
Why it makes me happy - I love it when my friends take advanatage of situations....and make the most of the situations handed to them....especially when it is a jerk that hands my friend the opportunity.


Drives 1,2,3,6,8,9,10,11,14....8 iron on 7....chip on 8...7 iron on 11...8 iron on 12...6 iron on 14...wedge on 18
Closest to Pin....3rd place
Staying warm
Friendly FUN

Friday, January 28, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1460 Friday

HappyUP!!! - held to commitment
Why it happened - I have integrity
Why it makes me happy - it was cold today...and so NOT a good round of golf. NOW, I have to play tomorrow morning (when it is even colder) in a tournament. I don't want to play...but I can't shorthand my partners. Proud to keep my word...after a VERY tough day

HappyUP!!! - getting the schedule out
Why it happened - I keep my word
Why it makes me happy - I got tapped on the shoulder for a lot more commitment then when I signed on. Proud of myself for going above and beyond

HappyUP!!! - a ride
Why it happened - it was cold this morning
Why it makes me happy - so glad my friend put me in the car so I didn't have to walk


Great lunch
Getting the schedule out
Time with the guys
Held to commitment

Thursday, January 27, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1459

HappyUP!!! - trip to Costco
Why it happened - my buddy invited me
Why it makes me happy - great info gained...but, most of all, it is great to have such a GREAT friend.....who cares more about me than I do myself in some areas. How many friends do you have that are like that? I'm lucky that I have more than just this one.

HappyUP!!! - great coffee
Why it happened - it was coffee time
Why it makes me happy - yeah...... a great barrista....on top of all the other great qualities

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron into 17
Why it happened - a bit of skills
Why it makes me happy - nope...didn't play well today.....which made me appreciate this gem off the hanging lie that much more.


6 iron into 17....9 iron/flop shot on 18....6 iron into 12.....9 iron on 13.....
A present
Trip to Costco
Great coffee

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1458 Wed

HappyUP!!! - a tremendous dinner
Why it happened - MADE it happen
Why it makes me happy - the steak had the perfect turn on it.....the tenderizing and seasoning was superb. The mushrooms sauteed to perfection and topping the steaks. The asparagus was perfect. Homemade salad dressing. Hard to buy a better meal

HappyUP!!! - enchantment
Why it happened - it happens...a lot
Why it makes me happy - perfect evening...say no more...though they happen a lot, I appreciate every single one of them

HappyUP!!! - brightening a day
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - glad to be in a position to do a little something for one of my buds


A wonderful steak
Being able to brighten a day
Playing some guitar

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1457

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - part of the routine
Why it makes me happy - camaraderie is always even better!

HappyUP!!! - call from my buddy
Why it happened - hadn't chatted for awhile
Why it makes me happy - reconnection is always going to get a plug here

HappyUP!!! - great guest
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - no doubt....another person signing up!


Great Speeches

So Much Fun.... stalk a I did last night. What a hoot!....and way fun!

Monday, January 24, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1456

HappyUP!!! - best round of the year
Why it happened - found a little "sumptin sumptin" the other day
Why it makes me happy - I play golf for many reasons....and they change over time. Recently, it's just to be outdoors with the guys....enjoying "my office" and not too focused on trying to be "the player." After finding the swing glitch, the thoughts start to change. It's only January...course plays long...and to fire up this round....hmmmmmmm.

HappyUP!!! - doing a favor
Why it happened - I was asked
Why it makes me happy - hey....I know this doesn't qualify me as an Eagle Scout. I'm not bragging either...because it really was nothing for me to do it. An elderly lady asked me in the grocery store to grab an item off the top shelf. I did it............and it made me happy. What is this blog all about? It's the things that make you happy.

HappyUP!!! - mac n cheese
Why it happened - I bought some
Why it makes me happy - I don't know how long it has been since I made a box of that Kraft deliciousness. I even bought a little ham to cut into it. I added garlic honor of my late brother who always loved his like that. As I was eating it, I thought, "is Kraft Mac N Cheese the ultimate comfort food?" Could be

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron into 17
Why it happened - a bit of talent
Why it makes me happy - my drive was not good. I ended up with a "hanging lie" which is easy to mishit. This shot went up perfectly....cutting left to right....exactly AT the pin...dead on line...just 10 feet short. Not a lot of people can hit that shot...heck...about 4 days ago, I couldn't hit that shot!

HappyUP!!! - putt on 3
Why it happened - it was a perfect stroke
Why it makes me happy - my start on first two holes was rocky. This 40 footer was hit perfectly...right in the jar...and the ship was righted early on.

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on 16
Why it happened - see HappyUP!!! 1 above
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't able to pure an iron like this one a few days ago. This was a thing of beauty

HappyUP!!! - wedge into 13
Why it happened - great swing and gauge
Why it makes me happy - when that pin goes back right, it's tricky on this short par 4. I picked the right club...slightly opened the face to send the ball higher and reduce the distance it would go....and put it within 3 feet of the cup.

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron into 10
Why it happened - part was due to a crappy second shot
Why it makes me happy - I had just hit a great drive. My second shot was horrible. I don't let the previous shot affect my next one by and large. I proceeded to put this 9 iron to within 4 feet of the pin.


Sand shot 1....5 iron 2...putt on 3....7 iron on 5...wedge on 6....chip/putt on 7...7 iron on 8...7 iron/putt on 9....9 iron on 10...7 iron on 11....wedge on 13....hybrid/pitch/putt on 14....8 iron on 16...7 iron on shot on 18

Best round of year
Tremendous weather
Great guys
Excellent relationship

Sunday, January 23, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1455 Sunday

HappyUP!!! - finding a swing fix
Why it happened - had just been doing some thinking
Why it makes me happy - my angle of attack into the ball had been off. It's really tough to hit clean golf shots from a flawed position. It will take a little practice but I'm on the right track. I've visited this town before. Optimistic

HappyUP!!! - a great walk
Why it happened - had to stretch the legs
Why it makes me happy - a little chill in the air...a little different route....staying nice and toasty while getting off the fanny. Keeps that "I watched football and feel like a slug" feeling away.

HappyUP!!! - winning some dough
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - birdied two of the more challenging holes today...that was good for a couple of skins in the big game....which always makes for more fun in the clubhouse after the round.

HappyUP!!! - playoff football
Why it happened - it was championship weekend
Why it makes me happy - I think I like this weekend of football more than the Super Bowl. Less hype.....and the intensity is every bit, if not more, as high as for the SB. Cold weather games...played towns like Chicago and Pittsburgh.....yeah....that's football!


Finding a swing I can go after it a bit more
Closest to pin....Hybrid/chip on 4
Chip on 7...Drive/8 iron/putt/skin on 8
Putt on 9....Hybrid on 11.....7 iron on 12...wedge/putt/skin on 14
Winning two skins
Beautiful weather
Fantasy golf
Playoff football

Saturday, January 22, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1454 Sat

HappyUP!!! - great afternoon in the sun
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - "there's no joy like the joy of the sun coming in...there's no joy like the joy of the sun coming in" -Peter Gabriel A lovely afternoon spent with my friends doing simple things and soaking in the sudden change in the weather. Ahhhh

HappyUP!!! - first mow of the year
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I love cutting the lawn....especially in 70 degree weather. A lot of the grass is dormant...but there was a little shag here and there....all fixed. Even threw in an edging too.

HappyUP!!! - delicious dinner
Why it happened - leftovers abounded
Why it makes me happy - just a perfect end to an extremely lovely day.


Running errands
Delicious dinner

Friday, January 21, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1453 Friday

HappyUP!!! - a cyber stalker
Why it happened - there are psychos in this world
Why it makes me happy - hey....I love that so many people visit here and get their inspiration for their own HappyUP!!!s. Occasionally, there are going to be very disturbed people who visit for other purposes.....and that's OK. It's a compliment to my intellect. They can't get enough of me. We love all at NuttersNotes....even the ones that need the help of trained therapists. I am thankful there are people out there that are able, ready, and willing to help the hurting people in our society....once those hurting people realize they need the help. Even a person that has LOST/CHOSEN to GIVE UP EVERYTHING/Pissed it ALL away........can be redeemed if they DO THE WORK. Even though the youth they are around see through it (oh, how I love the eyes of children), they are effected as well. While I know egotistic, self-absorbed people like this are unlikely to reach out for the help they sorely need, I rely on my faith that they will. Faith is the ultimate HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - a wonderful eveing
Why it happened - they just do...a lot
Why it makes me happy - nice dinners...movies.....great massages.....who doesn't love nights like that?

HappyUP!!! - out with my A group
Why it happened - schedules are freeing up
Why it make me happy - I love playing with the guys that can ALL play well. I have no issues playing with people that can't. Actually, I have as much fun with them. I just love seeing a lot of great shots.

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - I stripped off the overpants on hole 7 today.....and wore January....and threw the top down for the drive home. I NEVER fail to appreciate Nor California.


Weather...7th down
Birdie on 3....8 iron on 4...pitch on 5...bunker shot on 7....7 iron on 9....chutt on on 13.....hybrid on 14....pitch on 15....bunker/putt on 16....chutt on 17.....putt on 18

Out with my A group

Thursday, January 20, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1452

HappyUP!!! - on the wall
Why it happened - it was a challenge
Why it makes me happy - noting like a little wall climbing for physical exercise and fun...and enjoying it with my little friends.

HappyUP!!! - note of appreciation
Why it happened - I invested in someone
Why it makes me happy - I took a few moments to give to someone.....and got it back in it usually happens. Spread get good back. Spread crap....well.......

HappyUP!!! - found it
Why it happened - I moved a throw blanket
Why it makes me happy - THERE it was....the thing I was just looking for yesterday. LOVE serendipitously finding lost items

HappyUP!!! - fantasy golf
Why it happened - I play with my friends
Why it makes me happy - round 2 of Bob Hope is in the books.....and I widened my lead today.

HappyUP!!! - the weather
Why it happened - ya gotta have weather...hate to imagine a day without it
Why it makes me happy - it was a little cool as we teed off today. By the turn, I almost got all the way down to shirt sleeves. I was able to drop the top on the way January! I LOVE Northern California.


Note of appreciation

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1451

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - I am mentoring a new club
Why it makes me happy - another great many members coming up and thanking me for what I am doing.....nothing better than people appreciating the good that you are contributing to their lives. There is nothing greater than truly serving others.

HappyUP!!! - great catch
Why it happened - I was on the ball
Why it makes me happy - I play FantasyGolf with my buddies. I checked in just before the deadline to change lineups today...something I never have done before...and found out one of my starting players had withdrawn from the golf tournament. THAT move vaulted me to the top of the leaderboard on day 1

HappyUP!!! - light bulb store
Why it happened - I got off my butt
Why it makes me happy - we all have acquired lamps of various sorts. Some require special bulbs. can't just go to the local grocery store or Home Depot for them when they burn out. In this case, it had been burned out for awhile....and I tolerated not using that part of the lamp. I made the trip out of my the bulb.....and found another cool store while I was in transit. Life is good!


Lighting store
Bathroom store
Fantasy Golf catch
The Sun
New Tires
TV open
Other wonderful events!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1450

HappyUP!!! - pendant lights
Why it happened - the electricians came
Why it makes me happy - what a difference a couple of accent pieces make to a place! I never would have guessed. The best part....didn't have to spend a fortune for them and couldn't have made a much better selection if I had.

<------and really dramatic at night!

HappyUP!!! - finding a special memento
Why it happened - I was tidying up
Why it makes me happy - we all have rememberances...some EXTREMELY special. I was so happy to find one that caused a very sick person to call me and say, "that was the nicest thing that anyone has ever done for me." I was afraid I had lost don't want to lose things like that.

HappyUP!!! - electricians
Why it happened - I finally got off my butt
Why it makes me happy - I had a bunch of what I call "tolerations" as they relate to electricity. I did a remodel awhile back and the the electrician never came back for the punch list. Since then, a few other things cropped up. I got these guys in and to watch them knock them all out in no time....with no trips to the hardware store by me.....awesome!

HappyUP!!! - the HappyUP!!! guy
Why it happened - people are watching
Why it makes me happy - I have been called that before.....I heard it again yesterday.....and that's a pretty good thing to be known for in my book.


New Member
Zapping a bunch of tolerations
Ceiling Fan
Basement light
Dishwasher plug
Pendant lights
Chatting with Comcast
Finding a special memento

Monday, January 17, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1449

HappyUP!!! - dinner with friends
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - a great night out with some friends that I really like. The food was great. The price was right. The conversation was good. A lot to be happy about

HappyUP!!! - car in
Why it happened - new tires
Why it makes me happy - I dropped off the my mechanics. I was able to get a nice, brisk walk part way back in the fog until I met my friend who gave me a ride home.

HappyUP!!! - schedule done
Why it happened - deadline
Why it makes me happy - I got my first interation done of this Rubiks Cube....they'll get easier once I get the process down.....and even easier when I pass this task off.


Getting the car in
Talking with my electrician
Schedule DONE
A brisk walk in the fog
Talking with a golf buddy
Meeting up with another friend
Golf Invitation

Sunday, January 16, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1448

HappyUP!!! - golfing
Why it happened - I drug myself out there
Why it makes me happy - it was a touch on the cold and foggy side....just not much of a January golfer these days. I got to play with a guy I don't normally tee it up with. Hit a few pure shots. A good time had by all....even if I paid at the end....AGAIN!

HappyUP!!! - playoff football
Why it happened - its that time of year
Why it makes me happy - great entertainment when guys are laying it out there.....playing or going it!

HappyUP!!! - a nice walk
Why it happened - I needed one
Why it makes me happy - you know what is great about a walk? I don't think I've ever had a bad one. Loved tonight's!


Taking a walk
Playoff football
A driveby from friends

Saturday, January 15, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1447

HappyUP!!! - good TV research
Why it happened - I'm out looking
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I am probably overengineering this process.....but I HATE buying the wrong thing. If it takes me a little time, it takes me a little time. I got some good ideas today

HappyUP!!! - great breakfast
Why it happened - I ate at my favorite joint
Why it makes me happy - sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, and a half a bagel.....OMG...delicious on a cold morning. All served with a piping hot cup of joe

HappyUP!!! - out on the town
Why it happened - my pal wasn't doing anything
Why it makes me happy - we had soooo much fun. I hadn't done some of the things we did in years.


Great breakfast
Good info regarding TV
Miniature golf

Friday, January 14, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1446

HappyUP!!! - playing with the boys
Why it happened - getting back in the groove
Why it makes me happy - it's great that one of our old foursome is making it out to the course again.

HappyUP!!! - a solid front 9
Why it happened - decent ball striking and good putting
Why it makes me happy - with the winter cold, the golf game has been a little slumpy as of late. Yeah...kinda fell down on the back 9 but I have some things to build off of

HappyUP!!! - a fun movie
Why it happened - on demand
Why it makes me happy - I don't always watch a lot of these movies. It still amazes me that the people at Pixar are able to do what they do


Playing with the boys
Catching a fun movie
Getting responses back for a schedule
Top down drive home

Thursday, January 13, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1445

HappyUP!!! - calling it quits after 7 holes
Why it happened - one guy had some sense
Why it makes me happy - it was a cold, wet morning. There was a slight sprinkle and the wind was kicking up. One of the guys in the group said, "I'm going in." Me and the other guy decided to follow his lead. Within 5-10 minutes, it was raining pretty hard. Ahhhhh......staying warm and dry....always a HappyUP!!!

<----cold days can call for extreme measures on the golf course. Who says golf carts don't have seat warmers?

HappyUP!!! - catching a show
Why it happened - I was paying attention to my world
Why it makes me happy - I got to see some pretty cool stuff...up close and personal.

HappyUP!!! - grabbing a ceiling fan
Why it happened - just got to get it done
Why it makes me happy - I'm going to scoop up some pendant lights this weekend....and get my electrician out here to "zap some tolerations" around the house next week


Drive on 1, 2, 3, and 6....8 iron on 4.....pitch/putt on tamle/birdie on 6
Calling it quits after 7 holes
A Warm cup of coffee
Finding a ceiling fan

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1444

HappyUP!!! - New Toastmaster Club
Why it happened - I am one of their mentors and they meet on Wednesdays
Why it makes me happy - they ran their own meeting today....I was only their to observe today. Usually, I take a role and participate. They are moving along very nicely.

<-----excellent turn on the brussel sprouts

HappyUP!!! - a good massage
Why it happened - you make a massage happen
Why it makes me happy - I guess there are a few people that are "touch avoiders" who don't enjoy the massage process. I am NOT one of them. Loved every part of giving this one today. My friend LOVED getting it too.

HappyUP!!! - my plumber
Why it happened - I called him
Why it makes me happy - as I start putting together the ideas for the bathroom remodel, it was great to get some key advice from this guy that I really trust. Great plumber! If you are in my neck of the woods and you ever need one, call me


TM's ran their own meeting
Leftover meatloaf
Time for care
Brussel sprouts
Info from plumber
Invite for golf

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1443

HappyUP!!! - guests
Why it happened - they just show up...partially from internet
Why it makes me happy - always want to grow our Toastmasters Club....really enjoyed the people that visited today...nothing but good vibes. One of them even did a TableTopic

<------here is some fun leftover from Christmas....any guess what this guy's initials are?

HappyUP!!! - zapping some tolerations
Why it happened - it IS my mantra
Why it makes me happy - if you have something in your life that is a minor big...just something you put up is a toleration. I zapped the dimmer switch, the gas can, and an appliance today. Zapping ONE toleration on any day is a good thing.

HappyUP!!! - stop n go
Why it happened - a friend was talking about me
Why it makes me happy - I love friends that announce themselves before stopping by...and then stop by.

HappyUP!!! - new club chartered
Why it happened - we did the paperwork
Why it makes me happy - we have been "in the lurch" from the mothership as to how/if we did the paperwork right for our new club. It took them awhile to get to it, but they didn't seem to have any questions....they have us online...seems like we did a great job in doing the upfront paperwork!

HappyUP!!! - a TV solution
Why it happened - I went looking
Why it makes me happy - I can "go up" on a TV's going to look great and it won't cover my heating duct. "VISIONS" of getting my decorating done are coming together....and cheaper than my estimates.


Phone charger
A TV location solution
Zapping the dishwasher toleration
Getting the agenda out
Good exec meeting
Our club is chartered
Access to new club's business affairs

Monday, January 10, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1442

HappyUP!!! - electrician
Why it happened - a referral
Why it makes me happy - this guy is going to knock out a BOATLOAD of what I call "tolerations" in my life.....very soon!

<-----you know what is better than having this dinner? Having someone else make it

HappyUP!!! - bug guy
Why it happened - I called
Why it makes me happy - I have had some ants in places around the perimeters of my house. Black widows out in my outbuildings. NO MORE! Another block of "tolerations" zapped!

HappyUP!!! - Championship Football
Why it happened - they do it every year
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have an allegiance to either team....but I love a great championship game in any sport. Tonight's did not disappoint!


Finding a CD
The Sun
Some cleaning
Great idea for my dishwasher
Tolerations list
Pest control

Sunday, January 09, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1441

HappyUP!!! - cool YouTube finds
Why it happened - I was thinking of an old song
Why it makes me happy - I saw a series on YouTube of the original singers doing DoWop hits from the 60's and early 70's. It was cool because the singers were all sitting there as the audience. They would pull one person would have no idea who they were...until they started to burst into "Spooky" or "Dizzy" or "I love you more today than yesterday." It was that kind of music and great to hear and see the artists today.

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf banter
Why it happened - it was the final round...and it was tight
Why it makes me happy - we are absolutely BRUTAL with each other in e-mail....but it all ends there. Funny stuff!

HappyUP!!! - scoring some cool tickets
Why it happened - I got on-line
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't sure tickets would even be available for an artist I want to see. Not only were they available, I got some pretty choice seating.


Lazy Sunday
Cool YouTube finds
Japanese Hand Fighting
Fantasy Golf banter
Scoring some cool tickets

Saturday, January 08, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1440 Saturday

HappyUP!!! - lunch at Dave and Busters
Why it happened - I had a gift card
Why it makes me happy - great place for a nice Saturday lunch with wonderful company

HappyUP!!! - decorating progress
Why it happened - I enlisted help
Why it makes me happy - my old house will exude some charm yet

<----I was here the other day....does anything say HappyUP!!! like that sign?

HappyUP!!! - playoff football
Why it happened -it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - a great game and a good game....solid entertainment


Great sleep
Great wakeup
Lunch at Dave and Busters
Progress on decorating
Decision on TV
Playoff football
Fantasy Golf Fun

Friday, January 07, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1439 Friday

HappyUP!!! - up and down on 17
Why it happened - a little skill
Why it makes me happy - my adversary had hit the green....and boldly claimed how he was going to put it to me by making his putt. I had missed the green into a very tough spot. I gauged where I needed to pitch the ball....figured it would bounce a little right...then roll back to the left. I ALMOST holed it puckered my opponent for a second. Easy the tie on the hole.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 16
Why it happened - I hit a nice shot
Why it makes me happy - a different opponent than above had hit a shot that looked close from 177 yards. I got up....hit a nice fade....and put it even closer. He missed his putt and I ran it in for a key win!

HappyUP!!! - a great dinner
Why it happened - great choice...great decisions
Why it makes me happy - nothing better than a fabulous dinner out with my bestie. Just perfect.


Up and down on 17....birdie on 16
Playing golf with my old pal Jackass
Hot chocolate
Brekko at Pacific Street
My portable heater
Great news
Excellent dinner

Thursday, January 06, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1438 Thursday

HappyUP!!! - great sleep
Why it happened - sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't
Why it makes me happy - when I go through the entire night without waking up at all, I notice. It's not often that the alarm clock has to do it's job. I wish it had been broken this morning!

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf begins
Why it happened - the PGA Tour is on
Why it makes me happy - today marks another 9 months of jowling with my buddies and attempting to take their cash. Smack talk at it's finest

HappyUP!!! - easy exchange
Why it happened - the guy was cool
Why it makes me happy - it was that after Xmas task....trying to get the shirts that actually fit. While I had to take a little drive, once I got to the store, no hassle and a helpful guy......right back on my way.


Easy exchange
Finding the right screws
Getting some tires ordered
Funny texts
Rediscovering my old friend on web-radio

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1437 Wed

HappyUP!!! - plasterer
Why it happened - I called him
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't seen this fellow in years. It was great that he could get by to give me an estimate that was in line. I'd always rather do business with someone that I know

<-----No....this wasn't today's lunch....but it is ALWAYS a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - the Articulators
Why it happened - it's my Wednesday deal
Why it makes me happy - we keep pushing the new club along. We had a member actually lead a meeting for the first time. The new club even sponsored a training later in the day.

HappyUP!!! - training
Why it happened - initiative was taken by a club leader
Why it makes me happy - I got my part done. I did not have to drive far. It only took a bit over an hour. What's not to like?

HappyUP!!! - lunch at Dave and Busters
Why it happened - my buddy won a gift certificate
Why it makes me happy - I tried a new place. I got to spend time with my good friend. The food was great. We came back and knocked out a little guitar. Nice!


The Articulators
Lunch at Dave and Busters
Having Buddy over to the house
A treat

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1436 Tuesday

HappyUP!!! - appointments
Why it happened - I kicked myself in the fanny
Why it makes me happy - OK...I admit it....I can be a procrastinator on certain projects. One of these has to do with home improvement. I met with three people today...all were on time...went well...and I have more tomorrow. Feeling of ACTION

<------pretty cool Xmas presents, huh? I'll explain in a post to come

HappyUP!!! - peach pie a la mode
Why it happened - my friend owed me
Why it makes me happy - warm peach pie with vanilla ice cream dripping down? You serious? Do I actually have to explain why this was a HappyUP!!!? A RARE TREAT

HappyUP!!! - getting into an on-line account
Why it happened - I did some thinking
Why it makes me happy - my 401k is divided between websites. It was frustrating when the place did that. One username and password for one...another for another. I am in there so seldomly that my records seemed incorrect. They weren't. I got into one and it gave me a "hint" which also helped me into the other. A FEELING of BEING in CONTROL of Funds.

HappyUP!!! - productive conversation
Why it happened - we needed to call for a meeting
Why it makes me happy - an associate and I had differing opinions....and e-mail wasn't cutting it.....e-mail rarely does for that. Phone is better......but face to face is always the best for gaining clarity.


All appointments were right on time
Set up a bonus appointment for tomorrow
Good news regarding a couch
Bro/sis in law back in town safely
Good day at with my advisor
Agenda out for tomorrow
Getting into an on line account
Doing some year end accounting
Peach pie a la mode

Monday, January 03, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1435 Monday

HappyUP!!! - car checked out
Why it happened - that engine light
Why it makes me happy - my car doesn't have a warning has a "drive this straight to the workshop" light. I was glad that there just may have been a misfire and all I needed to do was have the computer reset. Better from a cost perspective...and a walking perspective as I didn't have a ride lined up for sure!

HappyUP!!! - making some calls
Why it happened - I'm on a mission
Why it makes me happy - I have been procrastinating on a couple of things. Did I say a couple? OK....a bunch of things. I told myself I would get on them when the New Year rolled around. I have 3 appointments tomorrow and I am waiting for another guy to get back to me.

HappyUP!!! - TV and couch shopping
Why it happened - it's part of my "house to home" project
Why it makes me happy - OK....I'll cop to the couch part not being a thrill. Quite frankly, the TV part doesn't exactly get me going either (the Man Police would kill me if they heard that). BUT....a journey of a 1000 miles starts with the first step

HappyUP!!! - call from a buddy
Why it happened - my buddy had stuff to go over
Why it makes me happy - I'm going to Dave and Busters for lunch on Wednesday! I've never been there.


Car in
Appointments made
Starting work on the house
Gorgeous day

Sunday, January 02, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1434 Sun

HappyUP!!! - weight hit a new recent low
Why it happened - walking, water, and watching
Why it makes me happy - not many people can get through the holiday season losing weight. With some new policies adopted Jan 1, I think this trend could continue. Off to a FANTASTIC start

HappyUP!!! - great time with a friend
Why it happened - my friend had time
Why it makes me happy - absolutely great conversation and a good time

HappyUP!!! - 6 more miles logged
Why it happened - it's part of the strategy
Why it makes me happy - between last week and the start of this year, I can see consistency in this area.

HappyUP!!! - on line chat
Why it happened - I have a good friend
Why it makes me happy - my friend was a good sounding board for an issue I am working through.


Weight hit a new low
Great time with a friend
6 more miles logged
Great on line chat
Another new policy adopted

Saturday, January 01, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1433 New Year's Day 2010

HappyUP!!! - talking to my brother
Why it happened - I called him
Why it makes me happy - we got to exchange New Year's wishes. I got an update on his vacation...lucky guy.

HappyUP!!! - seeing my nephew
Why it happened - he swung something by
Why it makes me happy - it's always good seeing my nephew and visiting a little. He may have some headwinds coming...but I think he's going to be fine.

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened - I needed to stretch my legs
Why it makes me happy - when it was all done, I think I got about 8 miles in today in two separate outings. That's about 2 hours invested...but every moment invested in walking is a good one.

HappyUP!!! - clean sheets
Why it happened - hey....I do laundry
Why it makes me happy - I had a little challenge with my sleep last night......but getting into bed was heaven!


Talking to my brother
Chatting with my good friend
The Rose Bowl
Cleaning up the tool shed
Getting an agenda together