Thursday, June 30, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1613

HappyUP!!! - getting the schedule out
Why it happened - early rising
Why it makes me happy - it's a rubiks cube to do this.....and I am always glad when I am done. I think I could actually be a dispatcher in this world.

HappyUP!!! - half way home
Why it happened - look at the calendar
Why it makes me happy - we have half a year down....whether on track or not for New Year goals.....this is the time you can make it right. Very optimistic!!!

HappyUP!!! - found a glove
Why it happened - awareness?
Why it makes me happy - I KNEW this golf glove was somewhere. I went and bought a bunch of new one's yesterday. They won't spoil........even though I will be slower to use them cuz I found a "lost" one. OK...the HappyUP!!!?,,,,, I just saved $15 bucks!!!! Who doesn't like that?


Getting the schedule out
New bank account up and running
Half a year down
Range time
Found a glove
New golf shirts...on sale

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1612

HappyUP!!! - icebreakers
Why it happened - new members
Why it makes me happy - love to see the new "kids" get up there and start the well as learn some very interesting things.

HappyUP!!! - motivational speech
Why it happened - I was at Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - how many people have the PRIVELEGE of being acknowledged by a BRIGADEIR having contributed to his the world of speech. OMG....this guy is so awesome....and humble.....and I am so small when he honors me that I have helped him. Hmmmmmmm....maybe that is why he is who he is.

HappyUP!!! - unexpected golf
Why it happened - a buddy had a hole in his schedule
Why it makes me happy - I love being I can be there....for gaps in my friend's schedules.....for brekko...lunch...or golf........I get so enriched....and I know I serve them too.

HappyUP!!! - the weather
Why it happened - come
Why it makes me happy - we should be COOKING now.....we had thunderstorms yesterday....and, though firmly ensconced in summer, it was a beautiful spring day. Loved it...
just absorbed it into every pore.......what a life!!!


Best friend time
2 icebreakers
1 motivational speech
1 new member
Unexpected golf
Recovery shot on 2....great wedge on iron on 7.....5 iron on 8....recovery shot on 10...chip on 15.....flop shot on 16.....chip on wood on 18
Absolutely uncanny and spectacular June weather

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1611

HappyUP!!! - 2 great speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - very timely information.........and so well delivered

HappyUP!!! - award ceremony
Why it happened - it was earned
Why it makes me happy - I was honored to see my friend get his award...very happy for him

HappyUP!!! - thunderstorm
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - a thunderstorm?....this late in June? Yeah, I like things like that when they really aren't supposed to happen.


2 great speeches
Knowing something
Maintaining friendships

Monday, June 27, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1610

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened - I was doing a favor
Why it makes me happy - look at the can one be anything but happy when that little face is staring at you?

-------"Hi! you have any bacon or london broil laying around"

HappyUP!!! - KaBOB
Why it happened - I'm a griller
Why it makes me happy - nice to put this budget stretcher together once in awhile. Delicious!

HappyUP!!! - good day in the markets
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - hey...dough isn't everything....but who doesn't like a good day in the markets?....especially after some bumps lately?


Safe travels
Good day in markets
Nice weather
A visitor

Sunday, June 26, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1609

HappyUP!!! - reacquainting with old friend
Why it happened - we crossed paths
Why it makes me happy - I had forgotten about this person from my past. There is no doubt we'll be spending some time together soon.

HappyUP!!! - taking care of the trash
Why it happened - I was asked to do a favor
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't love doing a favor for someone that is a big deal for them....but doesn't require much effort on your own part

HappyUP!!! - 5 iron on 8
Why it happened - getting better
Why it makes me happy - I hit that one RIGHT on the even had the whisper of a fade that I was looking for. NICE!


Early tee time
Reacquainting with old friend, MJ
Taking care of the trash
Wedge on 1....up and down on 2....crisp pitch into 4....9 iron into 5.....5 iron on 8....nice punch 7 into 9.....bunker shot on 12.....stinger 3 wood on 14/wedge backed it up.....stinger 3 wood on 15....recovery 6 iron on 16.....putt on 17.....7 iron into 18

Saturday, June 25, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1608

HappyUP!!! - The Dark Knight
Why it happened - channel surfing
Why it makes me happy - I always meant to see this flik. I was delighted to come across it right as it was beginning. Awesome movie

HappyUP!!! - getting an early tee time
Why it happened - we were out there and the pro shop worked with us
Why it makes me happy - we played EARLY......and got done early......leaving an entire day for more fun

HappyUP!!! - sandy on 18
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - I got a bad break for this ball to end up with THAT kind of lie in the sand trap. No problem...though I had to guess on how to hit the shot....hit it I did. Knocked the putt in for a par and got another "dot" in our "dot game."


The Dark Knight
Wedge into 1....3 wood on 4..pitch on 5....wedge/birdie on 6....5 iron on on 9....pitch on 13.....punch on 16....7 iron 17....sandy on 18
Getting an early tee time
Talking with friends

Friday, June 24, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1607

HappyUP!!! - stunning summer weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - it was so cool to tee off at noon today.......and the weather be as perfect as it could be for this time of year.

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 17
Why it happened - skill?
Why it makes me happy - this hole has been giving me fits. It shouldn't....and it is starting to change. I struck a good one here.

HappyUP!!! - second "visit" in a week that I know of
Why it happened - I'm popular?
Why it makes me happy - Though I wasn't home, it was nice to know that this guy did another driveby today. I think he loves me!

HappyUP!!! - 3 week anniversary
Why it happened - I got some help
Why it makes me happy - I don't have a big deal with saying bad things about others. shouldn't. I don't do it much....never bothers me when others do it. Yet, I know I shouldn't. I got a little help a while back.......I'm cured.


Ready for the weekend trip
Great chip on 3...super wedge on 4...2 putt on 5...nice drive on 6...great chip on 8...bunker shot on 9...7 iron on 11....6 iron on 12....punch 7 on 13....3 wood on on on 16...7 iron on 17.....8 iron on 18
Stunning summer weather
Getting back to sleep
Good conversations with friends
Ready for the weekend

Thursday, June 23, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1606

HappyUP!!! - great appointment with eye doc
Why it happened - it's an annual thing
Why it makes me happy - vision really seems to be stabilizing over the last few years. I was thinking there could be something going on. NOPE....and I go to the BEST opthamologist in the area...possibly the country

HappyUP!!! - Sunflower Market
Why it happened - I had waited
Why it makes me happy - took forever for this little store to open. I drug my feet before making my first foray to this establishment. WOW! This little place is going to save me a lot of time. I love TraderJoes....but you can't get a lot of stuff you need there. Prices are good. This market is in the same square.....walking distance from my is great!

HappyUP!!! - putting practice
Why it happened - I am a student
Why it makes me happy - the stroke is getting more and more solid


Eye Doc
Putting practice
Sunflower Market
Doing a favor
9 holes late
Seeing an old friend at the club
Laughing at a loon
Putt on 3......putt on 4....chip in on 7....chip/putt on 8....luck on 9
Gorgeous golf weather

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1605

HappyUP!!! - Fun on Facebook
Why it happened - I love no one on my shoulder
Why it makes me happy - as I work at my computer everyday, I am multi-tasking...managing investments, doing my officer work on numerous volunteer websites, making tee times, organizing other things, helping people with their events, doing research....etc. It's great when I get a Facebook notification for a little humorous break and can interact with my friends. All without worrying that I am stealing time from an employer. I love my life!

HappyUP!!! - getting my Competent Leader designation
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I'm not big into badges. Quite frankly, I think they can be a little silly. But, the game is the game and I have never had a problem picking up designations. My club benefitted from my efforts today.

HappyUP!!! - EZ exchange
Why it happened - I found the receipt (see yesterday)
Why it makes me happy - they had the product I bought in stock. Even throught the manufacturer had never heard of the problem I was having, I was more than happy to give it another shot......and the exchange was quick. Thumbs up to Loews.

HappyUP!!! - handling a driving issue
Why it happened - I am guessing the heat
Why it makes me happy - experience saved the day. A less skilled/mature driver would have panicked.....possibly bump into someone...I almost did. I used coasting and the emergency brake to get to a restart/reboot of the truck's issues. Yeah...I have to monitor this but, if it recurs, I will know what to do.


Easy return
Abatement of a strange med condition
Weather didn't hit 100
Picking up some stuff
Competent Leader Designation
Fun on Facebook

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1604

HappyUP!!! - finding a receipt
Why it happened - I was tidying up
Why it makes me happy - ever buy something....than have the thing be defective....and, yeah, this was the one time that you lost the receipt? I discovered the defect on Sunday....called the manufacturer yesterday....was told I needed proof of purchase. Unfortunately, I had made the purchase a month ago and was just now putting the equipment in use....receipt LONG GONE

..........or so I thought - I was grinning ear to ear when I was going through some paperwork and came upon that financial record today!

HappyUP!!! - a finding
Why it happened - an appointment
Why it makes me happy - nothing worse than going somewhere when you have a problem and having a "failure to repeat." While the problem wasn't totally flushed out today, their was an indicator....and something to look into further. Thank You!!! Our family will get to the bottom of this.

HappyUP!!! - hot weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - OK....technically, I really don't like days over 100. tomatoes do! We're not going to get a lot of them this year per The Ol Nutter it's good to knock out two of them right away.

HappyUP!!! - pest control guy
Why it happened - I saw him coming
Why it makes me happy - he's a nice guy.....a beacon for customer service.....great to discuss the property.

HappyUP!!! - afternoon invitation
Why it happened - stuff was going on
Why it makes me happy - just GREAT watching all the kids develop.....yeah...they are still a bit awkward now...but I can see...with work....they are going to be "snapping it" very soon!


Pest Control guy

Monday, June 20, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1603

HappyUP!!! - Feherty
Why it happened - a new show
Why it makes me happy - I LOVED the preview episode of this talk show featuring one of my favorite golf announcers. He was funny......self-deprecating....disclosive.....and even had a rare one on one with one of my early golf idols, Lee Trevino. Trevino was a hoot!

HappyUP!!! - appreciating how I was raised and taught
Why it happened - I was inspired by something
Why it makes me happy - thanks Mom....for encouraging me, pruning me (even when it hurt at the time, I don't think you ever ended up being wrong), and teaching me how to develop emotionally.

HappyUP!!! - my trip
Why it happened - trips happen
Why it makes me happy - it's always a HappyUP!!! to have something to look forward to!


Looking forward to my trip
Great day catching up on paperwork
Kinkos run

Sunday, June 19, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1602 Fathers Day

-"hey...what's that out my window?"
Why it happened - curiosity???
Why it makes me happy -it was great to see this person going by....LOVE this guy.

HappyUP!!! - great Father's Day
Why it happened - it comes up on the calendar
Why it makes me happy - Very special time.

HappyUP!!! - Fantasy Golf
Why it happened - I played
Why it makes me happy - I won the US OPEN!!!!! my league. Very helpful.


Remembering a special day
US Open
Winning Fantasy Golf

HappyUP!!! Day 1601

HappyUP!!! - time in the park
Why it happened - I got a heads up
Why it makes me happy - the simple pleasures are the best.....especially on such a lovely evening.

HappyUP!!! - early tee time
Why it happened - we sent someone ahead to get it
Why it makes me happy - early out....early in......which leaves me time to spend with those
dearest to me.

HappyUP!!! - solid play
Why it happened - swing is coming around
Why it makes me happy - it's been awhile....but I think I am back on to something that SHOULD lead to a bit more consistency. Ya just got to be true and patient to the process

HappyUP!!! - tacos
Why it happened - they were a "special"
Why it makes me happy - wow!....another winner at my golf course. The mango salsa on these babies was to die for! Delicious!!


Chaser on 2....chip on 3....Knocking it on 4 in 2.....2 putt on 5.....7 iron on 6....5 iron on 8....2 putt on 9.....wedge on 10....8 iron on 11....pitch on 12....2 putt on 14....3 wood on 15....sandy on 16

Time in the park
Early tee time

Friday, June 17, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1600

HappyUP!!! - US Open going on
Why it happened - it's every year
Why it makes me happy - I love watching Major Championship golf. The beauty of the pristine course......the careful nature the pros have to maintain

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 12
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - my partner was looking for me to get up and down from the cat box.....but I don't think he was expecting it.....let alone for my ball to die as it lipped out of the cup for a near hole out birdie. There definitely was a nice splash involved in getting that one out of the bunker

HappyUP!!! - playing with the assistant
Why it happened - he needed a game
Why it makes me happy - I used to play against this guy in high school. We probably haven't teed it up together in over 30 years. It's a cool thing to be reunited with an old friend.


Getting a tee time
Playing with the pro
Drive on 1...2....9 iron on 2....recovery/wedge 4....8 iron iron on 9....bunker shot iron 15...chip on 16...7 iron 18
Time after the round
Chinese for dinner
US Open going on
Fantasy Golf

Thursday, June 16, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1599

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous evening
Why it happened - I teed it up
Why it makes me happy - nothing like a quick 6 holes with nobody on the course when the weather is perfect like it was this evening

HappyUP!!! - US Open
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - other than the Masters, this is my favorite major golf tournament to watch. Caught a chunk of it this afternoon. Looks like it's going to be a great few days

HappyUP!!! - playing through
Why it happened - nice guys
Why it makes me happy - well....there wasn't quite NOBODY on the course. There was a threesome that I was behind....but they quickly and courteously let me pass them. NICE

HappyUP!!! - closing birdie
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - 3 great shots to end my practice session


Gorgeous evening
Playing through
Great pitch
Fabulous bunker shot
Great morning
Time in the garden

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HappyUP!!! - Day 1598

HappyUP!!! - greenie on 5
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - they put the tees on this par 3 back on the "top shelf" today for our special tournament. I hadn't been striking it too well...and this was a challenging shot with the wind. I got inside everyone else. A great little boost

HappyUP!!! - US OPEN setup
Why it happened - in honor of the US OPEN
Why it makes me happy - it was great to play the course "tricked out." Did I play it well? Uhhhh....not so much....but there was some serious fun had out there.

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood
Why it happened - the driver wasn't working
Why it makes me happy - I decided to give another tool a try on the closing, short par 4's....something that might get me in the fairway.....voila!....and BAM!!!


Greenie on 5
US Open setup
3 woods on 15 & 16
Perfect end of the day meal

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1597

HappyUP!!! - great privacy info
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - heard a GREAT speech today regarding this hot topic as it applies to the internet

HappyUP!!! - right shoulder
Why it happened - doing some work
Why it makes me happy - the right shoulder is very useful....I really appreciated that as it related to my golf swing today

HappyUP!!! - golf invitation for tomorrow
Why it happened - my buddies could play
Why it makes me happy - great guys.....can't wait to tee it up


Good privacy info
Great chat re: new business
Golf invite for tomorrow
Range time
Right shoulder....useful
Convertible time

Monday, June 13, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1596

HappyUP!!! - new application
Why it happened - the person moneyedUP!!!
Why it makes me happy - another new Toastmaster will start with us THIS WEEK!

HappyUP!!! - talking with a prospective member
Why it happened - he called me
Why it makes me happy - see the first HappyUP!!! That new member was for one of my clubs....this one is for the other....which was great because we just had a person transfer out due to job issues so a quick replacement will be made. I loved this guy's energy on the phone.

HappyUP!!! - watering in the morning
Why it happened - I garden
Why it makes me happy - there is nothing like getting the moisture to the plants...while there is still some cool in the morning air. It's all sooooooo fresh!


New application
New prospective member
Watering in the morning
Trip to TraderJoes

Sunday, June 12, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1595

HappyUP!!! - working on my homework
Why it happened - I have an assignment
Why it makes me happy - I knocked a big piece of it out today

HappyUP!!! - a day off (from golf)
Why it happened - I needed it
Why it makes me happy - I am so appreciative and grateful regarding my be able to play the sport that I love....but....four days in a row was enough! It was good to sit down and focus on some of my volunteer work today.

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - ya gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - the food and setting today....tremendous! Bon Apetit!



Saturday, June 11, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1594

HappyUP!!! - up and down on 3
Why it happened - a good nip on that pitch
Why it makes me happy - I was off to a rough start...this one settled the ship for a bit

HappyUP!!! - being conduits
Why it happened - dumb luck
Why it makes me happy - our team fell apart on day 2 and day 3....that happens. It was good that we at least won enough of our bets to cover the others. They say "bad golf should be expensive," and they are's a HappyUP!!! when it's NOT! Actually, our "total exposure" was really light....bets with three was just funny that we won exactly enough from one team to pay the other two.

HappyUP!!! - great time at the dinner
Why it happened - it was the conclusion to our invitational
Why it makes me happy - the food was excellent....dinner with my bro and sister in law and two other couples that are friends of mine. Banner evening


Range time
Up and down on 3....good break on 16....great pitch on 4....putt on 5....up and down on 6....4 iron on 8....recovery shot on 10....hack out of the weeds on 14
Breaking even on wagers
4 good days with my bro complete
Dinner with fantastic other couples
The dinner itself....the dancing

Friday, June 10, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1593

HappyUP!!! - winning the horserace
Why it happened - some clutch shots
Why it makes me happy - the horserace is a tournament within the tournament. It's a gradual elimination after you are paired with the guest of another member. If you get down to the finals, it's four teams playing the last hole for all the marbles.....with every other contestant circling the final green as a gallery watching you come in. Pressure?....uh....yeah!

HappyUP!!! - wedge into 18 on the horserace
Why it happened - I have a few skills
Why it makes me happy - with about 90 yds in....and all those carts behind the would have been pretty easy to hit one a little "thin" and send it into someone's windshield. Nope....I decided to hit a perfect "spinner" to within 10 feet of the hole. I got a LOT of attaboys on that one!

HappyUP!!! - chipoff
Why it happened - horserace
Why it makes me happy - we were tied with one other team so we had to "chip it off" with everyone watching. The other team went first. My partner then got up and hit his a little fat and didn't quite get on the green. It all got down to me.......and I knocked it well inside the other team. (Insert Queen music here-----"We Are the Champions, My Friends"). Great fun and I have a new Canadian friend, my GREAT partner in this endeavor.

HappyUP!!! - magical evening
Why it happened - I planned it
Why it makes me happy - I skipped out of the Friday night Invitational shenanigans and went out for a night of fantastic music under the stars. The weather was perfect...the ride home was awesome......just a great evening that capped off a great day. Yeah....this was a particularly good day to be me. I pinch myself!


Winning the horserace
Horserace...putt on on 18....wedge on 18....the chip off chip that won it all
Birdie on 1
Great dinner with my sweetie
Lovely evening under the stars with EXCEPTIONAL entertainment

Thursday, June 09, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1592

HappyUP!!! - The Invitational begins
Why it happened - my club puts it on
Why it makes me happy - three days of golf and fun to look forward to with my brother

HappyUP!!! - Putting ourselves in the hunt
Why it happened - we made a few putts
Why it makes me happy - 7th out of 47 teams on day 1....when we didn't play near our best. This is a good start for our team. We notoriously get off to slow starts

HappyUP!!! - seeing friends I had lost track of
Why it happened - the Invitational
Why it makes me happy - good to see a couple of guys from my professional and golfing past. They came out as guests of other members. They seem to be doing fine


The Invitational begins
Making some great putts
Putting ourselves in the hunt
Meeting a lot of new friends
Seeing some friends I had lost track of
Waking up very early

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1591

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - good shooting
Why it makes me happy - always great to get off to a good start

HappyUP!!! - getting some banking done
Why it happened - I was hustling
Why it makes me happy - I'm running a tight schedule the next three was good to get this out of the way

HappyUP!!! - golfing with my bro and other great guys
Why it happened - I set it up
Why it makes me happy - fellowship and camaradarie reign supreme. Good to get out with Zube as well as my brother and other good golf partner


Good speeches
Getting some banking done
Great golf weather
Teeing it up with my bro....and other great guys
Birdie on 1

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1590

HappyUP!!! - a gift "finding it's way home"
Why it happened - my friend is very generous
Why it makes me happy - that's a pic of my little buddy's teacher holding a pic of all the kids in her class.......and their quotes of "where they see myself" the future calligraphed around the photo. I am sure my little buddy's teacher is going to find a place to put this treasure.

-----No...probably not the best piece of calligraphy I have done...the requirement on the layout may have been a touch outside of my pay grade as a matter...she is going to love this for a long time

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - we caught a nice reading...a great impromptu speech....and a nice slate of officers elected for next year

HappyUP!!! - firemen
Why it happened - there was a fire three doors down
Why it makes me happy - my city had the full gamut out in the very late one was damage was minimalized.

Monday, June 06, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1589

HappyUP!!! - zuke bowls
Why it happened - I grow vegetables
Why it makes me happy - that was some great eating. 8 ball zucchini makes for many options..... better than lobster!

HappyUP!!! - our park
Why it happened - needed to walk after dinner
Why it makes me happy - it's so be a 51...slides

HappyUP!!! - firemen
Why it happened - we have public servants
Why it makes me happy - there was a house fire three doors down. Nobody hurt...damage minimal...even though street was blocked out...with TONS of units in place. Safety!


My bed

Sunday, June 05, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1588

HappyUP!!! - got the round in
Why it happened - crazy weather
Why it makes me happy - thought we would get rained out.....really need to get some "reps" in....and was happy to be able to do that

HappyUP!!! - par on 3
Why it happened - recovery
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a great ball striker. I am the self proclaimed "king of the grimy par".....I am a scrapper.........I just need to learn how to scrap on my new golf course....and this was a demonstration of that.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened - I made a putt
Why it makes me happy - a 15 foot putt with a severe left to right break is tough on a right hander....I knew that....adjusted for it........and drained that bad boy!

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened - I wanted to
Why it makes me happy - I just love our's perfect!


Got a round in
Hybrid/wedge 1....7 iron 2....wedge/putt 3....wedge 4....9 iron 5....8 iron 6....chip 13....3 wood on 15....6 iron 17....wedge 18
Getting done early

Saturday, June 04, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1587

HappyUP!!! - Stanley Cup
Why it happened - they do that once a year
Why it makes me happy - am I huge hockey fan? No. I am a fan of ANY sporting event when the participants are "laying it all out there"....and giving it their all. They did tonight and it was a joy to watch.

HappyUP!!! - Prince of Persia
Why it happened - On Demand
Why it makes me happy - I was glad to be able to see this movie.....uninterrupted.....and with just a few clicks. Great family times.

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - GF has it going on
Why it makes me happy - food is love....cinnamon rolls, sausage, great scrambled good is that?


Great brekko
Much needed sleep
Stanley Cup
Prince of Persia

Friday, June 03, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1586

HappyUP!!! - chicken sandwiches
Why it happened - I bbq'd yesterday
Why it makes me happy - leftover chicken for tasty sandwiches makes for some good eating

HappyUP!!! - great golf weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - we never saw the sun......but we didn't have any wind....and the temperature was ideal

HappyUP!!! - meeting with an advisor
Why it happened - I made the appointment
Why it makes me happy - it's always great to go get some solid advice

HappyUP!!! - my partner's round
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - he had his best round at the new club....and best round in awhile. The 34 on the back 9 was particularly good....and profitable for me.


Great sleep
Chicken sandwiches
Meeting with an advisor
GREAT golf weather
GREAT golf foursome
Hole 1.....second shot on 2....recovery on 3....hole 4.....cut shot on 7.....recovery shot on 9....hole 10....3rd shot/putt on 11...under the hole on 12.....wedge/putt on 15....3 shots on 18
Partner had a great round
Enjoying our new club
Knowing my girl had a great day

Thursday, June 02, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1585

HappyUP!!! - time with nephew
Why it happened - he dropped by
Why it makes me happy - good news from him as well as quality visit.

HappyUP!!! - a new driver
Why it happened - I've got a good friend
Why it makes me happy - my friend has a driver he is not using. He said, "try it out as long as you want." Try before you buy.

HappyUP!!! - great night of sleep
Why it happened - the bed just felt comfy
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't love a great's night sleep?


Time with nephew
A new driver
Another great golf idea
Great night of sleep

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

HappyUP!!! Day 1584

HappyUP!!! - hopping OFF the golf course
Why it happened - wisdom?
Why it makes me happy - it had been raining most of the day. The sun came out so I decided to go slap some balls around the driving range. After smacking a few spuds, I looked around and saw that nobody was playing the front 9. I checked doppler in the pro shop and any storms looked like they would be to the north of us. I got in the middle of the third fairway.....took a look in the distance...and said, "I think Mr Doppler missed the call on this one." I hiked in, got in the car, drove home, and then the bucket brigade started flowing....with hail. Lucky, warm, dry and happy!

HappyUP!!! - meeting "Tank"
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I am not a celebrity worshipper. One might question LaSalle Thompson's claim to being a celebrity. It's been awhile since he played roundball. It wasn't about that. It was about his infectious smile and enthusiasm in shaking my hand when we met. Ebullient is the word that comes to mind

HappyUP!!! - medical update
Why it happened - my pal knew I was concerned
Why it makes me happy - it would have been easy to keep me out of the loop. I'm very grateful to KNOW what is going on with my friend

HappyUP!!! - a new member
Why it happened - we have a great product
Why it makes me happy - growth in our club is essential. Looks like we are adding a good one

HappyUP!!! - collaboration
Why it happened - I asked for help
Why it makes me happy - very impressed with the help that I received from Toastmaster's International and my local banker to try to get something done.


LaSalle Thompson
A new member
Great joke
Super Invocation and Pledge
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