Monday, February 28, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1491

HappyUP!!! - finishing up the workshop
Why it happened - I got up early....and some desperation
Why it makes me happy - when I had finished the work, I felt darn good about the product we would provide later in the day

HappyUP!!! - delivering on the workshop
Why it happened - it was scheduled
Why it makes me happy - the material was EXTREMELY well received.....definitely some things of value

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - I made extra yesterday
Why it makes me happy - I don't do it often.....but, when I do.....a leftover steak for breakfast is pretty darn tasty!


Finishing up the workshop
Workshop was awesome
Getting the schedule done
Knocking off some to do's on a project

Sunday, February 27, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1490

HappyUP!!! - morning walk
Why it happened - I needed to go
Why it makes me happy - everyone said it was supposed to be freezing....not the case at all. There was a little chill but, all in all, it was a beautiful, crisp morning

HappyUP!!! - volunteers
Why it happened - I have been asking
Why it makes me happy - I am running the speech contest on Wednesday....and it's hard to have a contest without contestants. It's coming together.

HappyUP!!! - Oscars
Why it happened - its that time of year
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a huge movie fan. I also think all the emphasis on "style" in our culture is way overdone. Still, I do like to tune in every year. For a program that is so long, they do a great job in keeping it moving.

HappyUP!!! - a great steak
Why it happened - it was grillthirty
Why it makes me happy - Montreal Steak rub....a bit of soy sauce....some nice don't even need a super cut of meat to make that work.


Nice morning

Saturday, February 26, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1489

HappyUP!!! - dinner
Why it happened - got to eat
Why it makes me happy - went to an outstanding restaraunt. The food was over the top.

HappyUP!!! - calamari
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE calamari. I try it everywhere I go. Tonight, I had some that is the running for the BEST I have ever had

HappyUP!!! - friends
Why it happened - I got a call
Why it makes me happy - it's always cool when your friends can join you for dinner

HappyUP!!! - venue
Why it happened - I bought tickets
Why it makes me happy - everything worked out great. The timing could not be better for parking and seating. The show was tremendously entertaining......and there was a gas station nearby when the show was over. BIG HappyUP!!! there.

Friday, February 25, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1488

HappyUP!!! - writing
Why it happened - I have a workshop coming up
Why it makes me happy - it is always amazing when I sit down and see what I have learned and what my mind generates

HappyUP!!! - a heavy storm
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - 1) I wasn't out in it 2) there is just something awesome when the rain starts coming down sideways that visually stimulates me 3) the sound of the storm in my upstairs bedroom excites me

HappyUP!!! - help from a friend
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - I have a project I am working on. It is so cool when you get assistance from someone in an area that is HARD for you and EASY for them. Win-Win

HappyUP!!! - guitar work
Why it happened - I was inside
Why it makes me happy - I learned a new little trick today....and got in some good practice


Heavy storm
Guitar work
Help from a friend

Thursday, February 24, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1487

HappyUP!!! - trip to the vet
Why it happened - I thought Stogie might have an issue
Why it makes me happy - I was dreading this trip. I thought, after 16-17 years, THIS might be the end of the road. Yeah, I know it's coming. Just soooooo happy that today wasn't that day.

HappyUP!!! - fellowship with friends
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - food and games with my buddies? C' sweet is that?

HappyUP!!! - a hold off wedge
Why it happened - I was between clubs
Why it makes me happy - I love hitting golf shots that aren't standard....especially with the wedges. This was a cutie I got into birdie range on 17 today.

HappyUP!!! - a discovery
Why it happened - a downwind hole
Why it makes me happy - I made a swing change to hit the ball higher and take advantage of the wind. I crushed the ball with my driver. I decided to stay with this change on the next hole....another crushed drive. The change may have uncovered a swing flaw plaguing me with the driver. Ah....the golf swing...always a HappyUP!!! to have something to tinker with.


Wedge on 1....6 iron on 2....bunker shot/wedge on 3....6 iron on 9...wedge on on 11...2 putt on on 18

Trip to the Vet

Watching some activities
Pizza with friends

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's a TINY person....

.....who thinks - he makes himself bigger by TRYING to make others smaller.

It includes - drumming up faults about others...and using that as a way of propping oneself up. This is especially true if the "big" person currently demonstrates the same fault.

Religious leaders - who talk down sexual orientations that don't agree with their Bible and then practice those same deviations come to mind. THAT hypocrisy gets the world's attention.

But it happens - on much more common fronts.

This includes - "I hate this person because they did..........".......and then doing the same thing oneself.

It is an interesting perspective - when one realizes that they have gone out of their way to find faults in others when it is the same fault that one carries. It could be a wake up call to get help......

....but, most likely - the narcissist just continues on his/her own same path....and wonders why life isn't working for them.

TINY people? - while I always have a heart for people that struggle....and want to get better....I have no room for those that choose to live in their TINY shell

HappyUP!!! Day 1486

HappyUP!!! - coffee
Why it happened - it's Wed
Why it makes me happy - hadn't been able to hook up for a few weeks. Always great to spend a little "cup o joe" time with my buddy

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Wed
Why it makes me happy - nice to see the new group continue to come along...people filling in "on the fly"....they are going to get this thing down

HappyUP!!! - door fix
Why it happened - another buddy stopped by
Why it makes me happy - I had one fix in bud saw that wouldn't work...we went to option 2....problem solved.....and I got some good quality time with a guy I hadn't seen in awhile.

HappyUP!!! - HappyUPdo!!!
Why it happened - a pal stopped by
Why it makes me happy - just did!


Seeing my buddy
Finishing the door fixed
Visiting with an old buddy
Getting some plans laid down
Good scheduling
Beautiful weather

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1485

HappyUP!!! - my talk
Why it happened - it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I gave a portion of a workshop I am doing next week. It went pretty well....I got some excellent feedback for well as some self-evaluation. Looking forward to helping people at the workshop

HappyUP!!! - stock market
Why it happened - I checked in
Why it makes me happy - the market was down a ton today. I hadn't checked in for a few days. Net net....I was thinking I would be down...but I was up from a few days ago. The market does corrections. Opportunities for buying are coming up.

HappyUP!!! - tracking down some good info
Why it happened - working on my project
Why it makes me happy - this is going to be one quality deal!


My talk...and evaluation
Tracking down some good information
Stock Market check in

Monday, February 21, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1484

HappyUP!!! - bonus golf
Why it happened - President's Day
Why it makes me happy - I got an extra round in this week. may not be extra by looking at the weather forecast. It was just great to be out with the full cast due to the holiday.

HappyUP!!! - flop shot on 8
Why it happened - practice
Why it makes me happy - there is a certain shot we screw around with on the range. I faced a very daunting situation today...almost impossible. Then, I thought, "this is exactly like that crazy shot we do on the driving range." Sure enough...the shot called for it...I did it as practiced...and made an incredible up and down

HappyUP!!! - the Black Swan
Why it happened - Oscars are coming
Why it makes me happy - I decided to take in a matinee and see this heralded flick. It was a little confusing at the end of the day...but I think I actually got it....probably a lot better than most people do. I felt like an artiste'!


Bonus Golf
Birdie on 3.....6 iron on 4 (KP)...3 wood/pitch on 6....flop shot on 8...9 iron on 10...chip on on 13....drives 13/14/15/17 and 18....8 iron on 18
Getting speech written

Sunday, February 20, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1483

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - ya gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - man...those were some tasty eggs

HappyUP!!! - kinkos run
Why it happened - a few spare minutes
Why it makes me happy - I usually perform this task at the last minute....VERY early in the morning. It was great to grab that "spare half hour" and motivate myself to make the quick trip over and get this off the "to do" list

HappyUP!!! - banging the six stringer
Why it happened - had some time
Why it makes me happy - every once in awhile, you sit down to that piece of wood and metal...and do something a little may not be good to the world...but it's good to you because you hadn't done it before


Taking a walk over at the big park
Kinkos run
Delicious dinner
Awesome weather
Noise next door
TV Clarity
Text with buddy re: show

Saturday, February 19, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1482

HappyUP!!! - tournament day
Why it happened - I play
Why it makes me happy - my partner and I didn't have a great day today....but it was OK. As it turns out, this qualifier was not THE qualifier that we really wanted to make...whew!

HappyUP!!! - chip on 14
Why it happened - I nipped it just right
Why it makes me happy - after two great shots, I hit a poor one. We really needed the par on this hole and I had a tough chip.....I lipped it out and almost made birdie.

HappyUP!!! - GREAT seats
Why it happened - a buddy had told me about this event
Why it makes me happy - I knew the seats would be good.....Row B. Little did I know that Row B was in the FRONT ROW! This was the venue to be at in the front row!


Tournament Day
Chip on iron on 1...par on 9....par on 8....hybrid on 11....driver/3 wood/chip on 14...8 iron on 18

Friday, February 18, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1481

HappyUP!!! - Tow Truck Parade
Why it happened - they honored a fallen comrade
Why it makes me happy - there must have been over 100 tow trucks ringing my park and surrounding neighborhood. The reason was somber. One of their own had been killed. It was uplifting, however, to see them turnout to raise attention to California's "Move Over" Law. This law is mostly neglected....and VERY dangerous to our Emergency Service Workers.

HappyUP!!! - talking with neighbors
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - it was great catching up with the people living closeby....and all talking at the same time. I have some cool neighbors.

HappyUP!!! - new recipe
Why it happened - I busted out the crockpot
Why it makes me happy - ooh la la! This one was a winner! Green Tomatillo Chicken...delicious.

HappyUP!!! - great the charts
Why it happened - I threw out the invites
Why it makes me happy - great times with friends


Tow Truck parade
Great coffee
New recipe
Talking with the neighbors

Thursday, February 17, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1480

HappyUP!!! - fixing a door
Why it happened - I took a closer look
Why it makes me happy - this has been what I call "a toleration." I had a bathroom door that shut....but it stuck a little. I've looked at it before. Figured I would have to shave it down...but looked at it in a different way. It was merely a transitional strip problem. Easily to remedy!

HappyUP!!! - finding some great material
Why it happened - I went looking
Why it makes me happy - I have a workshop to conduct....was very pleased to come across this information. It's going to help others IMMENSELY

HappyUP!!! - good news from a friend
Why it happened - we share info
Why it makes me happy - it's always great when anyone has good news....even more so when it is a friend.


Fixing a door
Picking up some equipment
Good news from a friend
Great breakfast
Finding some great material

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1479

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Wed
Why it makes me happy - the meeting was a little disjointed today....and...guess what? worked anyway. The people are really starting to get it.

HappyUP!!! - putting a class together
Why it happened - I was asked to help
Why it makes me happy - always flattering to be looked upon as a subject expert. I'm stoked about presenting something that I have never actually spoken on before. The info is going to help a LOT of people out.

HappyUP!!! - Wor Won Ton Soup
Why it happened - it had been awhile
Why it makes me happy - still thinking this is an allergy and not a cold....but I'm not taking any chances. I love the Wor Won Ton from my favorite Chinese place....been WAAAAY too long since I had it (and the obligatory side order of crab puffs, of course)

HappyUP!!! - great phone time today
Why it happened - I was a little behind in my calls
Why it makes me happy - all the calls....even the dicey ones.....went well and the phone log is cleared off (for now!).


Putting a class together
Great phone time

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1478

HappyUP!!! - seeing a couple of buddies
Why it happened - I stopped for some coffee
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't seen these two guys in forever. It was awesome running into them and chatting for a bit. I love this town.

HappyUP!!! - more tea
Why it happened - I was feeling a touch ill
Why it makes me happy - I make a special concoction given to me by a Persian friend. Whether it does any good or not long term, who knows. It just tastes so good going down.

HappyUP!!! - taking a break
Why it happened - allergy or a cold
Why it makes me happy - I went and opened up the room for Toastmasters today. I was feeling a bit under the weather. I decided not to stay in case I do have a cold so I wouldn't infect anyone. I felt great about performing the act of service of getting the room set up


Taking a little break
Seeing a couple of buddies

Monday, February 14, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1477 Mon HappyUP!!! Valentines Day

HappyUP!!! - special tea
Why it happened - felt something coming on
Why it makes me happy - I think it's just a change of weather allergy. Ginger, lemon, honey and some HOT water.....that gets the sinuses working. Sooothing too.

<----HappyUP!!! Valentines Day

HappyUP!!! - observing
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - I got to check out a buddy of mine doing his thing. It's always awesome to get to watch someone skilled go through their routine. I'd never had a chance to see it before

HappyUP!!! - great morning
Why it happened - most of mine are good....some are just better than others
Why it makes me happy - it's always great to start the day off with fun stuff


Sunday, February 13, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1476

HappyUP!!! - delicious dinner
Why it happened - I know peeps
Why it makes me happy - I haven't had this dish in forever...and it was over the top!

HappyUP!!! - picking up a special package
Why it happened - I was included
Why it makes me happy - this was a very neat thing my buddy got today. It was cool to be able to check it out.

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 3
Why it happened - I have some skills
Why it makes me happy - after a shaky first two holes, it was good to get the ship righted with a birdie

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood on 6
Why it happened - made a good pass
Why it makes me happy - I don't hit this par 5 in two very often. While I didn't convert it, it was nice to have an eagle look...another easy birdie


Wedge on 3....3 w00d on 6....8 iron on 7...8 iron on 12...hybrid on 10....bunker shot on on 13....7 iron on on 15....8 iron on 17

Picking up a cool package

Saturday, February 12, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1475

HappyUP!!! - 8 out of 9 greens on the back
Why it happened - that swing change
Why it makes me happy - I'm not always the greatest striker of the ball....especially after a rough front 9. I continue to be encouraged by the changes I'm working on

HappyUP!!! - some great texts
Why it happened - I text with my friends
Why it makes me happy - a lot of laughs today

HappyUP!!! - top down driving weather
Why it happened - who knows?...who cares?...ENJOY
Why it makes me happy - give me mid 60's and a convertible and I am happy!


Lots of great shots...Wedge on 1....3 wood on 2....3 wood on 3...6 iron on 4....8 iron on 7....recovery pitch on 8....good break and sweet 8 iron on 9....wedge on 10...8 iron on 11...9 iron on 12...wedge/putt on 13...8 iron on 14...wedge on 15...9 iron on 16...8 iron on 17

Tremendous weather
Top down
Some fun texts

Friday, February 11, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1474

HappyUP!!! - eagle on 14
Why it happened - a superlative wedge
Why it makes me happy - an eagle is always an accomplishment....especially when you knock it in from the fairway. Sure, there is always a little luck that it actually goes in. This shot was hit on the button, hit behind the hole, and spun back into the cup.

HappyUP!!! - best round of the year
Why it happened - I found "that spot"
Why it makes me happy - I started out rather slow....a couple over after two holes. I got it to one under by the 17th tee. That's golfing the ball...effortlessly. Tomorrow is another day...swing changes take time...but it's good to know when one is on the right track

HappyUP!!! - visit from a dear friend
Why it happened - it was a reschedule
Why it makes me happy - I was looked to for some guidance as well as inquired upon for how things are going with me.


Eagle on 14
Tied best round of the year
Hybrid on 5....wedge/putt on 6...chip on 7....8 iron on 8....9 iron/putt on 9....hybrid on iron on 11...8 iron/putt on 12....wedge on 13....3 wood/hybrid/wedge on on 15...8 iron/putt on on 17....flop shot/putt on 18

Gorgeous weather....cutting the lawn...washing the car
Visit from a dear friend

Thursday, February 10, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1473

HappyUP!!! - stunning weather
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - it was nippy when we teed off. From then on in...all the way home...I was walking in glorious sunshine

HappyUP!!! - chip on 18
Why it happened - local knowledge
Why it makes me happy - I hit it perfectly....and it saved me some dough on the last hole

HappyUP!!! - catching a moment of history
Why it happened - channel surfing
Why it makes me happy - Ray Allen passed Reggie Lewis as the all time 3 point shooter in NBA History....Celtics vs Lakers game so it was a classic matchup. It was cool to see something like this happen live.


Drive on 1....2 putt on 3...chutt on 4...up and down on 5....7 iron on 7....chutt on 10...bunker shot on 11...2 putt on 12....good break on 13....chutt on 15.....putt on 17...chip on 18

Invitation for next week
Invitation for tomorrow
Stunning weather
Breaking even
Catching a moment of history

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1472

HappyUP!!! - training
Why it happened - our president put it on
Why it makes me happy - I'm so glad the prez pushed this. Our new Toastmaster group had more confusion in the roles than I knew. The training was spot on

HappyUP!!! - great invitation
Why it happened - people think about me
Why it makes me happy - I had a wonderful dinner that I was not expecting.....and I brought the side dish

HappyUP!!! - a great walk in the afternoon
Why it happened - gorgeous day
Why it makes me happy - it's spring like weather here.....I got to do about 4 miles....I had some fabulous four legged accompaniement


Training meeting
A great invitation
A super afternoon

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1471

HappyUP!!! - BBQ'd brussel sprouts
Why it happened - I had a stalk of them
Why it makes me happy - I did some experimenting over lunch....and dinner. Yes....improvements will me made but it is always cool when you find a new thing to eat in a new way.

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - TWO awesome speeches today.....absolutely top of the mark!

HappyUP!!! - an epiphany
Why it happened - I was moved last night
Why it makes me happy - I always like it when my line of thinking is shifted. As I reflected on my experience last night, I realized a few things that were enlightening


An epiphany
Brussel sprouts BBQ'd

What an Awesome pivilege!

Last night - I was able to experience the youth of our country step up and speak their minds.

But...- it wasn't just their minds as they were. It was their minds after they had researched...and given a thought to what they would say.

I was "a judge" - at a speech contest...a sacred privelege. I would be part of a consortium that would decide who was "the best."

At the end of the night - my mind was expanded. I was the winner

These young girls and boys - were speaking on how women have been impoverished in many cultures

Sure - we know about the glass ceiling in America. It exists....I know..shocking! at eleven...and we need to constantly work on that here. third word countries - a daughter is not just someone that has to overcome the odds in the workplace like she has to here. She is a curse. She can't work in the fields. She is someone that has to be sold off to someone that has a son that will marry her

That brought me home - back our Western Culture...that is tied to our children in so many ways. Think about that a third world country...who a daughter is looked upon as a burden. Once he "sells her off", he and his wife will never see her again. Start thinking about the dog who has her puppies adopted

That dog - will never see her baby again...and that dog will live with it.

Now - that is unconditional love. She brought her pup into the world. It's time for him/her to fend for itself

THAT is one extreme way - to look at things. I'm not saying it is "right." As Shakespeare so aptly put it, "there are no goods or bads...thinking makes it so."

Let's go to the other extreme - we hold our children BEYOND our basic responsibility of making them "good people" that can survive in this world. We expect them to give us come "home for the holidays" make our lives complete.

Our lives - are not about our children. If you have chosen to have them, the responsibility you have is no more than a mother in the do your best so they can survive on their own.

Anything else - if you get it, is the cherry on top. A parents responsibility is NOT to lower themself to their kids level. It is about living a life that the child will aspire to.


You are
-such a cause for my entertainment

YOU - make me laugh so much

With - all of your hypocrisy

Sooo Much - entertainment...I want to kiss you.

MUAH!!! - just stop stalking me from your government computer. I need you to keep your job.

Monday, February 07, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1470

HappyUP!!! - judging a youth speech contest
Why it happened - I was sought out
Why it makes me happy - it is ALWAYS a privilege to volunteer. It is especially meaningful when you are specifically sought out. Then...when you get to hear some fine articulation from the leaders of tomorrow....HappyUP!!! Impressive stuff

HappyUP!!! - being in the presence of greatness
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - one of my fellow judges tonight was so distinguished that I was humbled to be able to cast a ballot that meant the same as hers. She has been given a special fellowship to go to London this spend time as a Fellow at The Globe (do a google on in Globe it relates to Shakespeare.). HUMBLING! Even with my experience, she was so more qualified to be there tonight...yet we both came up with the same conclusion on the winner.

HappyUP!!! - a road trip
Why it happened - my friends were on a mission
Why it makes me happy - while the goal of the mission was not accomplished, there was plenty of fun and good times on the search

HappyUP!!! - pot roast breakfast
Why it happened - leftover potroast
Why it makes me happy - c''s potroast! The ultimate comfort is what's for breakfast!

HappyUP!!! - stunning day
Why it happened - it's weather in NorCal sometimes
Why it makes me happy - I NEVER forget why I live where I live. Here we are in early February...our weather could be it chose to be as lovely as any spring day there is to come. Breath taking!


Breakfast of pot roast
AM with my little buddy
Getting some tasks done
Stunning weather
A road trip
Getting bitten

Sunday, February 06, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1469

HappyUP!!! - final tee shot
Why it happened - tried a different strategy
Why it makes me happy - wow....did I stink it around the golf course today! No worries...found a little something at the end of a very windy day.

HappyUP!!! - Super Bowl
Why it happened - it always does
Why it makes me happy - we actually had a good game that held everyone's attention this year. My buddy had a pretty good bet involved so I was happy to see him win

HappyUP!!! - daisies in bloom
Why it happened - I took a walk
Why it makes me happy - it's the first bulbs that I noticed that had come up this year...and they were everywhere in the location they were spotted

Saturday, February 05, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1468

HappyUP!!! - checking something out
Why it happened - a little road trip
Why it makes me happy - it was really cool to get some information and having such a helpful person provide it.

HappyUP!!! - tremendous omelette
Why it happened - a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy - I don't have a lot of big breakfasts these days. This one was off the charts

HappyUP!!! - getting some things done
Why it happened - I had some time tonight
Why it makes me happy - I'm looking good on going into next week as it pertains to those things that just need to get knocked off the to do list


Friday, February 04, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1467

HappyUP!!! - doing a favor
Why it happened - I was thinking
Why it makes me happy - my friend was in a little bit of a pinch.....and I was glad to be able to help out

HappyUP!!! - celebration
Why it happened - a friend had a special occasion
Why it makes me happy - it's not the normal function that I usually attend...but I was so happy that I could be there and share in the fun

HappyUP!!! - chutt on 18
Why it happened - some calculating, some skill, and some luck
Why it makes me happy - there was NO WAY I was going to make this shot......but I did....down the hill breaking right to left....up the hill breaking to the right....and then coming back down the hill into the cup to save myself a little dough! A great way to end a rather mediocre day on the links.


Flop shot on 2...Pitch on 3....8 iron on 4...2 putt on 6...pitch on 8...up and down on 9, 10...8 iron on 12....wedge/putt on iron on 15....2 putt 16...8 iron on 17....6 iron/CHUTT on 18

Doing a favor
Waking up
Great times

Thursday, February 03, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1466

HappyUP!!! - soft, cut 8 iron on 13
Why it happened - I had an awkward distance
Why it makes me happy - this is not a shot that I usually try to hit....but it was the only way I was going to get to this pin location with the wind and lie taken into consideration. The ball went up....gently faded....came down with a butterfly with sore feet.....a foot from the hole. Easy birdie.

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 6
Why it happened - perfect touch
Why it makes me happy - I was out of position on this par 5. I was at another awkward distance with no green to work with. I opened up the blade...sent the shot higher than normal to make it travel a little less barely cleared what it needed to....and ended up 3 feet from the hole.

HappyUP!!! - a great walk
Why it happened - I walk
Why it makes me happy - it had been a bit....great to be back on the trail!


Great speeches at a special venue

9 iron on on wood on 14.....soft, cut 9 iron on iron/2 putt on 11.....wedge on on 8....wedge on iron on 5.....bunker shot on 4....chip on on 2

Fantasy golf
Great Walk
Super Soup
Top down driving
Great family time

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1465

HappyUP!!! - great speeches
Why it happened - The Articulators are making it happen
Why it makes me happy - I sooooo love helping people to find their potential. This group is so on the way

HappyUP!!! - reconciling the treasuries
Why it happened - I am the treasurer
Why it makes me happy - it's a thankless job. This particular phase could be a little confusing as the two clubs share a bank account. I'm happy that I stay on top of it

HappyUP!!! - a golf invitation
Why it happened - I get them
Why it makes me happy - looking forward to playing tomorrow. I hadn't planned to but, with the weather turning, I can't wait!


Great speeches with The Articulators
GLORIOUS weather
Reconciling the treasuries
Getting a bunch of TM paperwork done
A golf invitation

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1464

HappyUP!!! - a stalker
Why it happened - it looked good
Why it makes me happy - did you know this is how they look when they are still "on the vine"?....uh...stalk. Pretty cool way to buy them....I guess I better get to loving them! HappyUP!!!


HappyUP!!! - Tuesday Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - two great speeches, a new member, a guest who will join next week, another guest confirming for next week, the area governor visiting on a day we were scrambling for chairs....just an awesome dynamic

HappyUP!!! - great soup
Why it happened - I caught a break
Why it makes me happy - you don't always get to have soup like THIS!!! Wow! I have some friends who are talented around a stove!


A new member
A new prospective member
A possible recruit
A couple of great speeches
Some excellent soup
Getting some things done without issue