Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1583

HappyUP!!! - Blood Source
Why it happened - time to give blood
Why it makes me happy - it's good for my health to give blood in several aspects.. Great fun had today......and free juice and snacks....all while giving life to someone in a bad place

HappyUP!!! - good blood pressure
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - it's always great to know that there is an area in your life where you aren't having a problem. All systems go!

HappyUP!!! - solid evaluation
Why it happened - I got a little tough
Why it makes me happy - one of our more seasoned speakers gave a good talk today.....but it did not fit the module as far as objectives. I "laid down the wood" (in a nice way). She ran to me after the meeting as I was heading to the car and thanked me for the honest feedback. You can't learn and grow unless someone tells the emperor that he doesn't have any clothes on. I'm happy that I have the ear and faculties to make these discernments


Solid evaluation given
Blood Donation
Good BP

Monday, May 30, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1582 HappyUP!!! Memorial Day

HappyUP!!! - lunch in the park
Why it happened - I got invited
Why it makes me happy - what could be better than enjoying a lazy holiday afternoon amongst family/friends in an idyllic setting? Uh....the answer would be....NOTHING! (OK....it could have been a bit warmer...but I'm not complaining

<-----yeah.....the hot chicks always come begging for a ride when the top comes down on a nice day!

HappyUP!!! - The Wrestler
Why it happened - movie night
Why it makes me happy - I missed this one at the theater. I had been meaning to see it. It wasn't exactly what I expected (a touch racey in spots for my liking).......but the message was clear. Mickey Rourke delivered a great performance

HappyUP!!! - top down driving
Why it happened - it's convertible weather
Why it makes me happy - I always love driving sans roof......I especially loved it today because of my "date." She really enjoyed the cool breeze blowing through her hair.


7 iron 6.....6 iron 7....6 iron 8...4 iron punch 9....drive 11...drive/chip 13....putt 14...punch on 15...drive/wedge 16....7 iron 17....putt on 18

Lunch in the park
The Wrestler
Top down driving
Picture from a friend

Sunday, May 29, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1581

HappyUP!!! - finding a lost item
Why it happened - put on a pair of cargo shorts
Why it makes me happy - don't you love it when you find something serendipitously?....that you had looked all over the place to find....and had kind of given up on finding it? I do

<---"See that, boy"...."yeah"...."it's bow tie pasta...with sausage"..."sausage, yeah"...."and you know what I did when I got it?"...."what?"..."I ATE IT!!!"...."awwwww!"
(Inside Joke)

HappyUP!!! - fast play
Why it happened - we got out in front of the pack
Why it makes me happy - 4 guys slapping it around in 3.5 hours is pretty good

HappyUP!!! - GREAT FOOD!
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - I was able to enjoy THE BEST bow tie pasta ever courtesy of a very good friend of mine


Finding a lost item PS
Drive/wedge 16....drive/wedge 18.....drive 4....chip 7....bunker/putt 8....chip 9....putt 10....drive 11....5iron/putt/birdie 12...drive 13.....bunker shot 14...putt 15
Byron Nelson Classic
An invitation
Sumptuous weather
Middle of the night pouring
Great foursome today
Playing in 3.5 hours

Saturday, May 28, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1580

HappyUP!!! - new shears
Why it happened - needed impulse buy
Why it makes me happy - on the first cut, I went, "why didn't I do this a long time ago?" Efficiency

HappyUP!!! - my buddy joined
Why it happened - he decided
Why it makes me happy - another person to add to our merry band of bandits

HappyUP!!! - a pleasant rain
Why it happened - who knows on this one
Why it makes me happy - my tomatoes won't like it.....but the Ol Nutter Almanac will be calling for a summer of 10 days or less of 100 degrees here in the Roseville area. I like that much more than 20+.


A pleasant rain
New shears
Helpful folks at Ace
Golf Ball video
My buddy joined
Texting with another buddy

Friday, May 27, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1579

HappyUP!!! - pitch on 16
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - it basically put my opponent away....didn't play the hole well...but...this little piece of skill finished the deal for the day....and it wasn't an easy shot

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - love my club
Why it makes me happy - first real meal in a few days.....this was a great one

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 10
Why it happened - I can play a wedge
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't quite a "gimmie".....but it didn't put too much work on my putter to make the birdie


Waking up
Drive on 2 and 3.....hybrid on 4...wedge on 4....pitch on 6.....wedges on 7.....wedge on 10...drive/9 iron on 11...7 iron/2putt on 11....good break on 14...chip on 14.....pitch on 16....wedge/putt on 18
Beautiful day
Packet to my friend

Thursday, May 26, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1578

HappyUP!!! - filling in on a game
Why it happened - the assistant pro took care of me
Why it makes me happy - there was a special shotgun start today. My guys don't usually play on Thursdays...but I wanted to. I met some great guys.....who invited me to join them anytime. Meeting more and more people at the new club

----great to knock things off the "to do" list.....when you didn't have to do anything!

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 14
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - this ball was BURIED in the face of this trap. Pretty much impossible to most people. No big deal....I know how to hit this shot....."BLAST!".....and it ended up 1 inch from going in the hole. Surprise....it even won me a skin

HappyUP!!! - yardwork
Why it happened - I golfed early
Why it makes me happy - lawns mowed, weeds pulled, some other cleanup done.....all in the most glorious of weather....PERFECT! Yeah...it must be perfect for me to enjoy it...yardwork is not my favorite

HappyUP!!! - lock checking
Why it happened - my friend was wondering
Why it makes me happy - just great to be a security checker....hmmm....maybe I could work for Homeland Security!

HappyUP!!! - great updates from the BIG EVENT!
Why it happened - it was an important day in the lives of those closest to me
Why it makes me happy - I was thrilled that it went so well......and honored to be so close to them during this time


Filling in on a game
9 iron on 16...7 iron/chip on 17....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt on 18....wedge on 1...punch shot on 2....wedge/putt on 3...drive on 4...9 iron on 5....drive/9 iron on 6....chip/putt 8....drive/3 wood/wedge on 10....lucky break on 12....bunker shot 14....punch shot 15
Winning some dough
Good gardening
Weather for yardwork
Doing dog duty
Fun updates from the big event

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1577

HappyUP!!! - an icebreaker
Why it happened - new member
Why it makes me happy - she did great.....she also brought up a FASCINATING concept about "My List" and how wrong it was. Great story

--------THIS is a great spot to enjoy life from

HappyUP!!! - funny speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I laughed out loud on several occasions

HappyUP!!! - a touching speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - "An Inconvenient Life"....no such thing

HappyUP!!! - one more rain
Why it happened - crazy
Why it makes me happy - I don't know how it would effect are agriculture....but I wouldn't mind a nice rain one time every month year round. It just keeps things so clean

HappyUP!!! - nice evening walk
Why it happened - someone needed it...besides me
Why it makes me happy - it was a little breezy....but it had just rained....a little cool...a lovely night to be out on the road.


An icebreaker...a touching speech...and a funny one
One more rain
Nice evening walk

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1576

HappyUP!!! - two icebreakers
Why it happened - two members
Why it makes me happy - great job done by the newest additions of our club. Interesting approaches....can't wait for more

--------Yep....that's Fallingwater...no doubt about it. Frank Lloyd Wright was amazing. Lego and my little buddy are pretty amazing too!

HappyUP!!! - Fallingwater
Why it happened - my little buddy is amazing
Why it makes me happy - I threw down a 16 yr old puzzle......on an 11 yr old....for his birthday. Yeah.......some challenge.........in 100 minutes......he had this IMPORTANT piece of American architecture knocked out!

HappyUP!!! - the "Phone Call" speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - wow! That's all I can say.....who would want to get "the Phone Call"? Yeah....I've had my share of "the calls" before.....but this one...at this time in one's life? Very uplifting talk

HappyUP!!! - walk downtown
Why it happened - I needed to mail something
Why it makes me happy - why drive when you can get in a walk? Gorgeous morning for it

HappyUP!!! - patio time
Why it happened - I was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy - great to just kick back....and enjoy a lovely evening.


Two Icebreakers
"The Phone Call" speech
Walk downtown
Seeing my dry cleaner
Recovery shot/wedge on 1....drive on 2....3 wood/chip on 3....wedge on 4....9 iron on 5...chip on 6...chip on 7.....practice shot on 8.....drive/7 iron on 9
Patio time

Monday, May 23, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1575

HappyUP!!! - great morning walk
Why it happened - I was in the mood
Why it makes me happy - it was good to get this knocked out early....made me feel better throughout the day for having done it

<-----Mr Regal - yeah...he's got it going on

HappyUP!!! - helicopter workers
Why it happened - powerlines need maintenance
Why it makes me happy - it was cool to observe....and to think....as I watched a guy dangling out of the chopper..."hmmmm......I wonder if that's a good job to have?" It looks like a bad job if you had to go to the bathroom.....then again....if one felt nature calling while hanging up in the air, the bad job would probably belong to the "helper guys" down on the ground. "I didn't know there was rain in the forecast."

HappyUP!!! - funny e-mails
Why it happened - I have funny friends
Why it makes me happy - whether it was a funny joke being forwarded, a clever comment, or some of the usual male "fantasy golf" bashing of each other, a lot of laughs came in today.


Mr Regal
Great morning walk
Helicopter workers
Relaxed feel
Fixing a garage door opener
Golf set up
Funny e-mails....several of them

Sunday, May 22, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1574

HappyUP!!! - the world is still here
Why it happened - I dunno....heard from the "experts" that is wasn't going to be
Why it makes me happy - yeah...I mentioned this as a HappyUP!!! yesterday....but the "smart folks" could have been off by a few hours. It was nice to wake up

<-------Strawbs....kiwi...cucumber...lemon zest...mint...jalapeno.....all combine and "go fishing"

HappyUP!!! - awesome walk
Why it happened - I walk
Why it makes me happy - did the LONG route tonight....the weather was so so so perfect

HappyUP!!! - salmon salsa
Why it happened - I saw a recipe
Why it makes me happy - who would have thought this combination.....could be soooo good? This won't be the last time for this one.



The world is STILL here

Saturday, May 21, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1573

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 11
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't that hard a shot.....but visually a little tricky....and easy to mess up. Got it in there nice and tidy

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 12
Why it happened - a little tail wind
Why it makes me happy - even though the breeze was at my back, 175 7 irons are not my "stock in trade"......and I got all over this puppy....green hit!

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous night for a walk
Why it happened - I got motivated
Why it makes me happy - the weather was absolutely outstanding.....and I mean PERFECT...for an evening stroll. I don't know what it is that a night like this makes one so glad to be alive

HappyUP!!! - the world didn't end
Why it happened - I guess people got it wrong
Why it makes me happy - well.....the world ending tonight just wouldn't have worked into my schedule very well.


7 iron 17....chip on 18...7 iron 2....3 wood 3....drive on 4....9 iron on 5....bunker shot 9...7 iron 10....drive/9 iron on 11....7 iron 12....drive/lucky break/putt 13...drive on 14

great foursome
tasty lunch
gorgeous evening for a walk

Friday, May 20, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1572

HappyUP!!! - 50% off
Why it happened - manager discretion
Why it makes me happy - I didn't raise a fuss.....but I did make an inquiry on a purchase. Gland the manager happened to be standing nearby....she checked out the display....and gave me the break. NICE!

HappyUP!!! - present in stock
Why it happened - stores like to sell stuff?
Why it makes me happy - they could have easily NOT had what I was looking for....they even had a bonus item.

HappyUP!!! - pool time
Why it happened - a little chaperoning
Why it makes me happy - it's only May....and I've been in a pool this year! Lots of fun with the kids.


50% off
Kohl's card savings
Finding the b-day gift
Frolics with the boys
A darn good sandwich out on the patio
Good practice session

Thursday, May 19, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1571

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - what a great breakfast.....in a peaceful setting....right when I needed it

<-----THAT...my friends...is a breakfast!

HappyUP!!! - martial arts
Why it happened - my little buddy does that
Why it makes me happy - he got his TIP!!!....awesome....next belt coming

HappyUP!!! - open house
Why it happened - schools do that
Why it makes me happy - I was ASTOUNDED at the cool stuff that the kids do in our schools

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1570

HappyUP!!! - 3 great speeches
Why it happened - it's the Wed group
Why it makes me happy - I learned about ADHD....Smiling.....and took in a FABULOUS Icebreaker from a new member. Very informative morning....great meeting!

HappyUP!!! - Jury Duty
Why it happened - I am a citizen
Why it makes me happy - I had forgot to check last night on this. It wasn't until 8:30 this morning that I remembered to do so. Can you imagine what I was thinking as I was logging on? Yeah.....major change to my day possible....in a HURRY! Can you similarly imagine the relief when I found out that, not only was my panel not called, but I had fulfilled my jury duty requirement. WHEW!

HappyUP!!! - good reviews
Why it happened - a little pre-screening was going on
Why it makes me happy - it felt good to know that the work I did for a committee lived up to....possibly exceeded.....their expectations. A job well done!


Dog walk
Touch up work
3 great speeches
Jury Duty
The verdict
Leftover lunch

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1569

HappyUP!!! - Jury Duty
Why it happened - citizenship
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have to go

HappyUP!!! - Chinese food
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - haven't had any of this...in FOREVER....and I love it!

HappyUP!!! - great speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - the "hydro hat" invention....and perspective regarding "Time and Space"....entertainment...and something to think about

HappyUP!!! - great communication
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - it makes US tighter


Chinese food
Jury duty

Monday, May 16, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1568

HappyUP!!! - finishing up a project
Why it happened - I volunteered
Why it makes me happy - always great to share what you have been given for a good cause

HappyUP!!! - delivering something special
Why it happened - I was asked to do a favor
Why it makes me happy - what guy wouldn't love a SURPRISE shiney new BBQ for his birthday (especially the guy who got this one......that previous grill needed to GO!)

HappyUP!!! - great soup
Why it happened - I made some
Why it makes me happy - I've got some good eating to do the rest of the week!


Finishing a project
Delivering something special
Staying dry
Great banking
Great soup

Sunday, May 15, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1567

HappyUP!!! - joining my friend
Why it happened - it was a qualifier
Why it makes me happy - his partner bailed. I really didn't want to tee it up today. It was nice to help my friend with a chance at qualifying. We haven't been able to tee it up much lately

HappyUP!!! - shots
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - the bunker shot on 6 was crazy good......the pitch in on 7 was pretty special too. These were better than good.....exceptional shots.

HappyUP!!! - finishing up a project
Why it happened - I got off my fanny
Why it makes me happy - it's always a HappyUP!!! to donate what you can for the good of others.

HappyUP!!! - getting done with 9 holes
Why it happened - we were hustling
Why it makes me happy - the weather was going to be questionable today. We were on the 9th green when the lightening started.....five of them in the short time we were on the green. We hustled off into the lounge.....and the skies erupted. It was an AWESOME thing to watch from the comfort of inside as the buckets of liquid and HAIL came down.


Punch/chip on 1....7 iron on 2....bunker shot on 6.....pitch in on 7.....hybrid on 8.....up and down on 10 and 12....drive on 16.....3 wood on 18

At the turn when hail hits
Good weather on the back 9
Remembering my rain gloves
Back home
Playing with some nice guys
Waking up
Finishing a project

Saturday, May 14, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1566

HappyUP!!! - solid round of golf
Why it happened - I was relaxed
Why it makes me happy - I let my brother down a bit on day 1, did OK on day 2, but I gave him a good round of golf at The Sunsetter, his invitational tournament at his club, today. I really wanted to do that.............and.....it's always good to get the family MVP trophy

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 15
Why it happened - I got it on the button
Why it makes me happy - knocked it up to kick in range......a nice birdie to get us going early in the round (we teed off on 12)

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 7
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - there is something about a PURE golf shot that never gets old. Good shots come and go.....but PURE ones....not as frequent. Nearly a hole in one....and in the running for closest to the pin


Solid round of golf
Drive/putt 12....chip on 13...sand save on 14...drive/chip 17....drive 18...drive 1....drive/bunker shot 2...6 iron on 3...drive/wedge 4....drive 5....recovery shot/chip 6.....7 iron on 7.....two putt on 8...wedge 9....bunker shot 10......bunker shot 11

Friday, May 13, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1565

HappyUP!!! - pitch in on 3
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - the lady measuring the closest to the pin gave me a deserved razzin for hitting such a poor tee shot. I said, "Beth, there are lots of ways to make a 2 on this hole," and I then proceeded to knock the wedge in from about 35 yards. "I'm inpressed," she said. Always great when you can help someone change their tune

HappyUP!!! - jury service postponed
Why it happened - my panel wasn't called
Why it makes me happy - always happy to serve....even if it means just calling in and not actually having to go. This was good because I really do have some things to do on Monday

HappyUP!!! - great tournament dinner
Why it happened - the Sunsetter is going on
Why it makes me happy - the weather was perfect for outside dining.....delicious meal....and great company.


Jury service postponed
Seeing friends on the road
Grominas brothers
Lovely evening outside
Pitch in on 3
Birdie on 9
Wedge into 10
Up and down on 7
Hybrid on 6
Hybrid on 12
Par on 13
Tooling bro home
Gorgeous weather
Watching the horserace

Thursday, May 12, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1564

HappyUP!!! - the Sunsetter begins
Why it happened - it happens every year
Why it makes me happy - three days of golfing with my bro.....in a tournament format...what's not to like?

HappyUP!!! - seeing the guys
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I know a lot of guys at my brother's golf club....I don't get to see them much.....so it's always great reconnecting

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on first hole
Why it happened - I can play a little
Why it makes me happy - no....didn't play too well this day.....but it sure was nice starting strong for the first 5 holes.


The Sunsetter begins
8 iron on first hole
Hanging with the guys pre-tournament
Reconnection with old friend Anson

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1563

HappyUP!!! - brother's golf
Why it happened - he was ON FIRE
Why it makes me happy - love seeing bro play so well. He actually had 4 birdies in a row.....a claim that I can't make.....and may never equal. I was thrilled to see it with my own two eyes

HappyUP!!! - trip to the bank
Why it happened - I volunteer
Why it makes me happy - it was just awesome to get some HELP from a financial institution

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous weather
Why it happened - it's weather..who knows
Why it makes me happy - it was sooooo nice to play at my brother's club....haven't been there in forever.....and to catch such a nice day.


Trip to the new bank
Gorgeous weather
Brother's golf

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1562

HappyUP!!! - two new members
Why it happened - they like what they see
Why it makes me happy - loving the growth going on in my "old" club. Always have to bring in fresh blood.

HappyUP!!! - great e-mail
Why it happened - time
Why it makes me happy - siiiiiiigggggghhhhhh.........it just does......siiiiiigggggggghhhhh

HappyUP!!! - Honey Treat
Why it happened - my friend was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE a good yogurt now and then.......today's was EXCEPTIONAL

HappyUP!!! - making a deposit
Why it happened - persistence
Why it makes me happy - I was overdue to get to the bank.....and the transaction was smooth....and creative.


Waking up
TWO new member applications
Great e-mail
Reconnecting with old friend
Gorgeous morning...weather.....birds chirping....and being able to appreciate it
A solution to a banking problem
Making a deposit
Taking a walk

Monday, May 09, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1561

HappyUP!!! - tortellini
Why it happened - friends gave an invite
Why it makes me happy - that was some DARN good fud

HappyUP!!! - gardening
Why it happened - forced myself
Why it makes me happy - wind was blowing....not a fun day to fumble with landscape fabric...but it had to be done with my experiment...and it's done!

HappyUP!!! - the W clan
Why it happened - I ran into them
Why it makes me happy - it's a fun...happy...clan........and that is infectious


An invitation to iced tea and education
My buddy Parmaliscious
Seeing the W clan

Sunday, May 08, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1560 Mother's Day

HappyUP!!! - Mother's Day
Why it happened - happens every year
Why it makes me happy - come on......do I have to explain this one? Just the word "Mother" (especially when it's capitalized is enough to put a smile on my face. Yeah, my mom isn't with us any more....tugs at the heart anytime I think about that......but that tug is ALWAYS replaced shortly thereafter with a smile

HappyUP!!! - great practice session
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - every golfer searches for "the secret"....it's the satanic nature of the game. Me?.....just working on some solid fundamentals.

HappyUP!!! - Flowers
Why it happened - it's Mother's Day
Why it makes me happy - well.......I may not be able to give them to mine......but I made sure that two mom's got covered in that department today....and THAT really makes me happy.




Saturday, May 07, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1559

HappyUP!!! - hanging with the BEMFs
Why it happened - I was up early
Why it makes me happy - I got a chance to get a lay of the land......meet some new guys...getting more and more acclimated around the surroundings

HappyUP!!! - nice practice session
Why it happened - I got off my fanny
Why it makes me happy - I'm not there....but getting closer....today was productive. This would be a REALLY good week for the switch to flip and my long lost golf game to come back

HappyUP!!! - great reading
Why it happened - I took the time
Why it makes me happy - I like to take in what is going on in the field that fuels this blog. Learning.......always a good thing!

Friday, May 06, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1558

HappyUP!!! - hybrid on 3
Why it happened - put a great move on that one
Why it makes me happy - it was a tough shot....on the toughest hole....snuggled it into 14 feet

HappyUP!!! - 5 iron on 12
Why it happened - see above...a great move
Why it makes me happy - that was a TOUGH pin.....I flushed that shot....it's a feeling of accomplishment when you strike one like that

HappyUP!!! - getting back to sleep
Why it happened - a touch of insomnia
Why it makes me happy - had a couple of hours of not being able to sleep...strange for me. I was thankful to catch up on some winks


Getting back to sleep
Golf with D and R
9 iron on 2......hybrid on 3.....wedge on 6.....hybrid on 8....drive/7 iron on 9.....5 iron on 12....up and down on 16...6 iron on 17
Lakers losing

Thursday, May 05, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1557

HappyUP!!! - nice visit
Why it happened - I was on the way
Why it makes me happy - just a little fun.....cat finding...and garden wonders

HappyUP!!! - chat with an old budd
Why it happened - my bud called me
Why it makes me happy - great getting caught up....and getting key info

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - I made some dinner
Why it makes me happy - sometimes...the leftovers are better than the first time around....
yeah.....this was one of those days


Finding Shadow
A nice little visit
Chat with an old buddy

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1556

HappyUP!!! - 3 great speeches
Why it happened - it's Wednesday
Why it makes me happy - today's speeches went from charming...to practical....to inspirational. They were all so good

HappyUP!!! - a new member
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - growth....growth....growth

HappyUP!!! - dinner an FB fun
Why it happened - I just felt like it
Why it makes me happy - made the tomatillo chicken.......and shared....which led to a very fun time.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 6
Why it happened - nice wedge...better putt
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't birdied this hole yet at this club.....check it off the list


3 great speeches
A new member
Second shot on 1.....flop shot on 2.....8 iron on 5.....putt on 6.....7 iron on 7.....drive on 9.....punch shot on 10.....putt on 12.....chip shot on 14....drive on 15.....putt on 16.....second shot on 18

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1555

HappyUP!!! - brunch invitation
Why it happened - great friends
Why it makes me happy - love the idea for an elegant meal

HappyUP!!! - 3 guests
Why it happened - it's Tuesday Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - at least 2 of the 3 will be joining right away! HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - filling the foursome
Why it happened - an invitation was extended
Why it makes me happy - I love the guy that one of the group invited. Lots of fun on deck for tomorrow........in glorious weather.

HappyUP!!! - a walk to the store
Why it happened - I needed an item....and a walk
Why it makes me happy - yeah....it's about a 4 mile trek. Does that seem like a long way? The HappyUP!!! for me is that I don't see it as more than a brief jaunt. Someday.....hopefully waaaaaaaay off in the future, it may seem daunting. I appreciate that it doesn't today!

HappyUP!!! - voting
Why it happened - special election
Why it makes me happy - yeah......it was a short ballot....one box to fill. I love that my polling place is so convenient to my house......and to do my civic duty. Yeah.....people do the absentee ballot thing.......but I LOVE going down to the poll.


Brunch invitation
3 Guests
Filling the group for tomorrow

Monday, May 02, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1554

HappyUP!!! - time with my nephew
Why it happened - he dropped something by
Why it makes me happy - I always like to spend time with this guy. He's family

HappyUP!!! - a very significant day
Why it happened - it happens the same day every year
Why it makes me happy - this is a day that I will FOREVER mark and be very thankful for and appreciative of.

HappyUP!!! - fun with "Red"
Why it happened - takes a buddy for this one
Why it makes me happy - some great, quality time this morning


Time under "red"
Great SpongeBob time
Riding the bike
Finding a speech
Tidying up the office
Time with my nephew

The Law of Unintended Consequence

I love it - when greed and ego show themselves..........

......and the one imposing - that force find out about power......

.....and get to understand the concept of - UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE....

....of their actions - ROFLMAO....absolutely NO CLUE of what their actions will bring about. It's exactly the opposite of their desires

Jesus - tested out as the ultimate of power

Mother Teresa - tested out higher than anyone that has lived in current times when it comes to power

Force? - can't be maintained....and destroys the "forcer."

Power - it's a peaceful....and beautiful thing.....confidence

It is a fascinating - and well researched concept that few are aware of.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1553

HappyUP!!! - May Day
Why it happened - it's a calendar thing
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't love a little "May Pole" dancing? Did some of that

HappyUP!!! - time with my bro
Why it happened - walking my furry friend
Why it makes me happy - taking care of the pooch.....and melting my bro's heart....his "dog days" are over....but he loves this pooch too. Who wouldn't?

HappyUP!!! - "Justice Has Been Served"
Why it happened - a lot of balls
Why it makes me happy - our president showed some guts.......the people in those helicopters?......OMG!.....THAT is a testimony to what we can do. I really liked our prez not claiming Bin Laden to be a victim of war...he said it was "justice." This seems like it would open up the discussion for justice being served on Death Row......and save us all a lot of money. Justice is justice.....right?


Dog walking
Time at bro's
"Justice has been served"