Friday, August 31, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2048

HappyUP!!! - new GLASSES!!!
Why it happened - it needed to
Why it makes me happy - OK....I don't have them yet....but I picked them out. While far from vain, I find this a tough decision.....with the help of the optician.....we found a great pair today. Can't wait till they come in. They are a bit bigger....maybe not as stylish (who knows/who cares on that front....they will be more functional for golf).  It was a lot easier than I had thought........and....the are Ray Ban' they won't be that far off.

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened - a couple of GREAT shots
Why it makes me happy - both of these irons coming in were struck was the wind...a 7 iron...and a 9 iron....both "largos"...and converted

HappyUP!!! - reunion lunch
Why it happened - gotta plan
Why it makes me happy - while I can take or leave the reunion.....I just LOVE hanging with these ladies.....and "getting it done."


Picking new glasses
Lunch with a couple of friends
Drive/hybrid/chip 3.....4 iron/wedge 4....9 iron 5....9 iron iron/putt/birdie 7....pitch 9.....a good break/4 iron/wedge iron/putt/birdie 11.....6 iron shot 13....hybrid/wedge 15.....3 wood 16

Thursday, August 30, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2047

HappyUP!!! - vising a venuu
Why it happened - upcoming event planning
Why it makes me happy - what a COOL alternative to a pernicious issue!!!

HappyUP!!! - a buddy's birthday
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - didn't really know....just stumbled into it

HappyUP!!! - stuffed bell peppers
Why it happened - you learn from mistakes
Why it makes me happy - whether you par boil the shells like many recipes call for....or steam them like I HAVE to "soften the shells" a bit. THAT was totally the trick as these pups were over the top today

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2046

HappyUP!!! - GREAT contest
Why it happened - the organizer was ON IT
Why it makes me happy - I just marvel when I just assist....and ALLOW others to organize....and, even though they don't have the experience, it all turns out better than if I had done it

HappyUP!!! - 5 super speeches
Why it happened - a contest
Why it makes me happy - ALL of these talks were great talks. When you get up to 5, there is a chance that one could be a "clunker." Not the case here.

HappyUP!!! - time with my friend, G
Why it happened - I pulled him aside
Why it makes me happy - I got some great information......real QUALITY stuff. So lucky


Great contest
5 super speeches
Tight evaluations
Sports Authority
4 iron/wedge 1.....4 iron/chip 3.....wedge 4.....2 putt 5.....recovery pitch shot 11......6 iron/2 putt 12...chip 13.....4 iron/wedge 16....6 iron 18
Chat with my buddy, G
New information

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2045

HappyUP!!! - breakfast brought in
Why it happened - my birthday
Why it makes me happy - it's all part of the birthday was SOOOOO nice for a member to bring in nibbles to our Toastmaster meeting

HappyUP!!! - 3 GREAT speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - "how to increase intensity"...."Creating Enthusiasm"...."A Trip to Africa".....great topics all....and ALL well delivered

HappyUP!!! - youthful foreign guests
Why it happened - one of our members recruits
Why it makes me happy - It was awesome to meet these young college students....all the way from Morocco. Very impressive

Monday, August 27, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2044

She still looks great hauling my butt around! Who
would know she is 13? How many is that in car years?

HappyUP!!! - Boxie's Birthday
Why it happened - I made a great call 13 years ago
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a car all.  I'm not the guy out there with a toothbrush and Armorall....dressing up the tires.....blah blah.  I HAVE, however, had a ton of fun with that car....and still do.  She became a teenager today.......still relatively low miles.....thinking I may take her all the way into middle age. It's kind of who I am....when I love need to upgrade.

HappyUP!!! - mom
Why it happened - birthday week?
Why it makes me happy - I dunno.....I was thinking about her.....and how great she was as a mother. I honestly can't think of a cross word I tossed at her....ever.

HappyUP!!! - great errands
Why it happened - I was in GO mode...and luck of course
Why it makes me happy - always a great feeling when you knock down a pretty significant list

Sunday, August 26, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2043

HappyUP!!! - Orzo and frozen sauce
Why it happened - I made plenty
Why it makes me happy - I discovered Orzo this summer.....and I just love it. I also LOVE that I have so much homemade tom sauce in my freezer.  Just toss the orzo and sauce into the rice cooker with a little chicken stock......TREMENDOUS meal.

HappyUP!!! - a windbreaker
Why it happened - cool morning
Why it makes me happy - winter will come soon enough....but I really enjoyed tossing on a top layer in Roseville, Crisp!

HappyUP!!! - hybrid on 9
Why it happened - luck? skill?
Why it makes me happy - after just being told "you can't hit that club" on the hole was great to DRILL this one right at the hole....when I REALLY needed it!

HappyUP!!! - getting my soldiers back
Why it happened - some solid play...and some help
Why it makes me happy - Buddy got me 3 ways on my birthday....took away 15 George Washington soldiers from happy to liberate them and get them back home into my wallet so quickly

HappyUP!!! - back to back birdies
Why it happened - some quality shots and follow up putts
Why it makes me happy - I don't go birdie/birdie that often. It was really helpful after the dreadful double bogey on the hole before.  It carried me into a really good back 9.

Drive/wedge 3....wedge 4....9 iron 5....chutt 6....hybrid iron/putt/birdie 11....8 iron/putt/birdie iron 13...4 iron/wedge 15....wedge 16....pitch 18
Lifting a 3 way from Buddy
Weather....putting on a windbreaker
Orzo and frozen tomato sauce

Saturday, August 25, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2042

                                     Oh YEAH!!!....THAT will make for one great dinner!!!

HappyUP!!! - throwing those boys around
Why it happened - swimming
Why it makes me happy - I have so much child-like fun when I am in that pool. It re-enforces the decision I made long ago not to grow up.

HappyUP!!! - stuffed mushrooms and salad
Why it happened - we got creative
Why it makes me happy - it's wonderful when two people can say, "what's in your fridge?"....and combine the two....and come up with a DELICIOUS and WONDERFUL meal!!!

HappyUP!!! - lots of great conversation
Why it happened - quality time
Why it makes me happy - I love to talk......but I also love to listen. I may not always appear that I am....but I usually catch about everything being said.  Lots to catch tonight

Friday, August 24, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2041

Ooopsie......"someone" may be about to deviate
from his eating program!

HappyUP!!! - FABULOUS evening
Why it happened - it was my birthday
Why it makes me happy - the food.....the would have been hard to have a  better birthday dinner

HappyUP!!! - 2 birdies on 2
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - I haven't birdied this hole in FOREVER. I played 36 holes today....and birdied this one both times. Go figure!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 16
Why it happened - an incredible putt
Why it makes me happy - I was in a world of hurt in my match. I was 30 feet with a weird breaking putt. My opponent had it to 10 feet and a straight putt. I was already 1 down.  I hadn't made a lot of putts all day.............and this one dribbled in........tying the match at that point....NEW LIFE!!!

HappyUP!!! - walking 36
Why it happened - I am blessed with good health
Why it makes me happy - I may have been a little tired on the last couple of holes. I really felt great, however, that I can still walk 36 on a day that was a little on the warm side (mid to upper 90's for the afternoon round

Thursday, August 23, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2040

HappyUP!!! - Today Show
Why it happened - I had it running in the background
Why it makes me happy - the musical guests......Owl City (Fire Flies) and Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe)........were about as poppy as it gets.  Some think pop is "too syrupy".....and I get that. It's just fun, happy music.  I hadn't seen these artists do their stuff "live".

HappyUP!!! - wonderful eating day
Why it happened - I've been being careful
Why it makes me happy - yeah......a change in habits can be a little tough......but it wasn't that bad

HappyUP!!! - re-gripping
Why it happened - I bought the stuff I needed
Why it makes me happy - it's been years since I re-gripped my own equipment. I did a little test run tonight...and the old skills were a little rusty...but not gone.  The great part of this is to be able to do it anytime I want....not have to make multiple trips to drop off and doing it oneself...get paid about $100 an hour.

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened - no golf today
Why it makes me happy - if I don't golf, I have to do something.  It was a gorgeous day. I was in a great environment. The universe was speaking to me today. I was glad that I was listen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2039

HappyUP!!! - watermelon pickles
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it was a well delivered...and very charming speech

HappyUP!!! - If It's White, It's Drywall
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - a VERY funny speech!!!

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - no coffee appt
Why it makes me happy - I like to get up early....not as early as I used to...but ...sometimes it's good to sleep in a bit

HappyUP!!! - 5 iron on 8
Why it happened - I pured it
Why it makes me happy - it's nice when you flush a golf shot. There needed to be a few more of them.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2038

HappyUP!!! - sushi
Why it happened - the prez was hungry
Why it makes me happy - unexpected sushi? Bring it!!!  Great visiting time

HappyUP!!! - TM training
Why it happened - it's required
Why it makes me happy - I have gone through this time after time. The opportunity for it to get a little old is always there. Not today. The trainer was great.....and even this old dog picked up a new trick or two

HappyUP!!! - family time
Why it happened - it happens
Why it makes me happy - it's hard to create certain moments...they just happen...the REALLY good ones. They don't even have to be that long. Their just special

HappyUP!!! - great educational minute
Why it happened - a new member delivered
Why it makes me happy - I now have a new resource....that I WILL use

HappyUP!!! - back to school
Why it happened - it happens this time every year
Why it makes me happy - it was great to visit with a friend I ran a favor....and have some
fun with the guys

QuoteUP!!! 24

"Spiritual people do not attack people to make themselves feel more important"


HappyUP!!! in Action 1

Coffee Time

I came across a wonderful example today - that points out the importance of HappyUP!!!'s in our daily lives. It revolves around expectations.

Let's say that you are heading to your workplace - and are looking forward to grabbing that cup of coffee as you head off to your desk.

Expectation - "I am going to make a pot of coffee so that my co-workers benefit as well as I do"

You arrive at the breakroom - and find that, lo and behold, there is no coffee left in the existing pot. You NOW have the ability to happily live out your expectation.

If your expectation had been - "I'm grabbing a cup of coffee and heading off to my desk," what would your attitude be if you found that empty pot?

"Dammit.....why couldn't the person who took the last cup start a new pot?"

"Why am I the only one around here that seems to know how to make a darn pot of coffee?"

Under the latter expectation - you have set yourself up only for failure.  Even if there HAD been coffee in the pot, you wouldn't have appreciated that it was there.  You would just be agitated that nobody MADE YOU any coffee if the carafe was empty.

Under the former expectation - I don't think you're heart would be broken that your vision of altruism of making coffee for everyone could not be fulfilled today. You would be VERY likely to say, "cool, the coffee is already brewed.....I'll do my humanitarian service tomorrow."

That pot is going to be - in whatever state it is going to be in when you get there. The question is, "what state will you be in upon arriving upon the coffee station?"


Monday, August 20, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2037

My golf ball needs some obedience training!

HappyUP!!! - end of golf tournament
Why it happened - there are only 18 holes
Why it makes me happy - I brought it home at the end....which was good. It was a tough day, though, so getting done was GOOD!

HappyUP!!! - sneaking in a car wash
Why it happened - I ran ahead
Why it makes me happy - it's always great when you can sneak in a chore that you weren't expecting

HappyUP!!! - my partner
Why it happened - golf tournament
Why it makes me happy - after a LOT of tough breaks today....we just started laughing.  Later in the round, when another unfortunate bounce went against us, he looked at me and said, "I don't think we have used up any of our luck yet!"

HappyUP!!! - getting the scoop
Why it happened - phone call
Why it makes me happy - OMG....there is no end to my wonderment and fascination regarding how small a person can get. You just have to laugh.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2036

NOT where you want to find your golf ball!

HappyUP!!! - Hanging with the guys
Why it happened - I was getting the tee time
Why it makes me happy - some early morning time with the guys in the clubhouse...with Caddyshack playing in the background....still funny stuff

HappyUP!!! - Joel joining us
Why it happened - he needed a game
Why it makes me happy - we had to go off as 2 today. THAT means we would be waiting A LOT....glad Joel caught up with us

HappyUP!!! - enjoying a trash day on golf course
Why it happened - some days are like that
Why it makes me happy - I kept grinding.......but sometimes you just have to laugh

Saturday, August 18, 2012

HappyUP!!! 2035

HappyUP!!! - a charming setting
Why it happened - we made a plan
Why it makes me happy - awesome to get on the road and ENJOY

HappyUP!!! - the band
Why it happened - we know people
Why it makes me happy - it was a fun performance in a laid back setting

HappyUP!!! - super weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - you never know what the weather will be like here this time of year....especially at this location. It really couldn't have been better considering it was August.

HappyUP!!! - c'mon, know I'm not giving you the details.

Friday, August 17, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2034

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 10
Why it happened - a great putt
Why it makes me happy - the hole didn't start out well.....the front 9 was no walk in the park either. play it out.....make a great putt....all better

HappyUP!!! - even on the back
Why it happened - righted the ship
Why it makes me happy - it was a "Ray Ray" round.....Ray Charles on the front and Ray Floyd on the back (OK.....only golfers will get that).  Usually, it would work in the reverse with the good on the front and bad on the back

HappyUP!!! - donating the scorecard
Why it happened - Buddy got it on
Why it makes me happy - it was really cool. Buddy played his best round ever at the club. I'm the scorekeeper. He wanted the card as a memento. The round was cool and, even though I had to reach into my pocket, I did so gladly.

HappyUP!!! - evening time
Why it happened - events
Why it makes me happy - oh my!!! The things that have been being said, assumed, believed...for a long time........all came out today. do I say this......"people are fascinating and creative."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2033

SaladUP!!! - yeah....this one was a 

HappyUP!!! - summer salad
Why it happened - it's summer
Why it makes me happy - YOU CAN DO THIS! Slice a cucumber thinly...a few thicker....leave some in rounds....halve some....quarter some......all for variety.  Slice a medium onion thinly.....separate the rings.....tear to different lengths. Slice up a tomatoe.....same deal....vary the size of pieces. A little red wine vinegar and olive oil......toss in your favorite cheese or cheeses..........lovely presentation....and soooooooo deeeeeeelicious

HappyUP!!! - weedeater back to life
Why it happened - did a little tinkering
Why it makes me happy - I had some weedeater work to do.  Of course, once I got it going, I ran out of line....which left me a bit more work to do.  Just glad I've got my tool back in the rotation

HappyUP!!! - plans for next week
Why it happened - it's a calendar week
Why it makes me happy - sooooooooo much fun on tap...not just for me....heheheheh

HappyUP!!! - being there
Why it happened - I'm available
Why it makes me happy - I thank God for the ultimate blessing that he has given me....time.  It makes it nice to be there for the important stuff of others.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2032

HappyUP!!! - Waaaaaaaaah
Why it happened - he called me
Why it makes me happy - hadn't seen Wah in forever! Great to get to tee it up with him today. All the guys at the club loved him....and why not? Love that guy

HappyUP!!! - crisp irons
Why it happened - gotta be a bit of skill
Why it makes me happy - ball striking is not my long suit....but I stuffed it on 1, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 15 today.

HappyUP!!! - great fill in speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it was a speech with a tremendous message of volunteerism......compelling....thought provoking.

HappyUP!!! - fairway bunker shot on 9
Why it happened - swinging better
Why it makes me happy - I can be iffy out of fairway traps.......picked this 5 iron EXACTLY how it was supposed to be picked.


7 iron largo 1....wedge 4....wedge (birdie) 5....wedge/putt 7....6 iron largo 8.....fairway bunker 5 iron iron 11....7 iron/putt 12....3 wood/wedge iron 18
Great fill in speech
Great job by first time TM

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2031

HappyUP!!! - 2 speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - a returning member giving her icebreaker....a young, new member sharing his latest dream.  Love and optimism filled the room.

HappyUP!!! - handing off a little project
Why it happened - I can delegate
Why it makes me happy - great opportunity for the person I gave this much as I'd like doing it myself

HappyUP!!! - great visit
Why it happened - I was home
Why it makes me happy - loved the visit this evening

Monday, August 13, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2030 Mon

What's in them peppers? Could any of last
night's tomatoe sauce of made the cut? 

HappyUP!!! - stuffed bell peppers
Why it happened - sauce to use
Why it makes me happy - I made a tactical error by not following any recipe.....I should have steamed the peppers after gutting them first to make them a bit softer.  They were still good....but these could have been over the top

HappyUP!!! - a cookie delivery
Why it happened - I am lucky
Why it makes me happy - who wouldn't love a nice homemade treat.....delivered to the doorstep.

HappyUP!!! - a lazy day
Why it happened - it was HOT out
Why it makes me happy - I never forget....or lack an appreciation....that I don't HAVE to be out in that heat everyday

Sunday, August 12, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2029

Ahhhhh......what do you do when you have a 
bunch of garden tomatoes? You whip up a nice,
big batch of sauce.  So many dishes will be made
from this lovely foundation

HappyUP!!! - S showed up on the first tee
Why it happened - a hall pass
Why it makes me happy - this gave us a full 5 some today.....wasn't expecting that.

HappyUP!!! - joined by JS
Why it happened - he had a hole in his schedule
Why it makes me happy - always enjoy playing with J......we just don't get the chance that often.

HappyUP!!! - spaghetti sauce
Why it happened - tomatoes and motivation
Why it makes me happy - the downside to tomatoes is their very essence. They grow fast and quickly when it's been as hot as it's been lately.  You get a bunch NOW.  Who wants to be cooking on a day that is this hot, though?  Today......I did.........and I even took the skins off this time......and that was a lot of skins. Now....the fruit of my labor will be enjoyed for many meals to come

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 18
Why it happened - I got it on the button
Why it makes me happy - this little gem left the club as if it had eyes. One of the guys said, "be right"....meaning be the right distance.  I KNEW it was right.....landing a couple of inches from the hole with a little backspin for a gimmie.  I only wish it had been a birdie (oooopsie.....had gotten into a little tree trouble with first and second shots).


Sean showing up
Playing with John
hybrid/chutt 1....pitch/putt 2...hybrid 3....punch break/7 iron/putt 4....wedge/putt 5....pitch/break/putt 6....pitch 7....7 iron iron/putt 9....hybrid/wedge shot/putt 11...7 iron 13....3 wood/wedge/putt 14....3 wood/9 iron/putt 15....putt 16.....pitch hitting stick 17....wedge 18
PGA Championship

Saturday, August 11, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2028

The club whipped up one mean BLT

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened - I gutted out the last hole
Why it makes me happy - I was looking pretty DEAD on 18 after some horrible shots.  I kept grinding away and made a bogey (yeah, it could have been worse....easily). To my surprise, I was handed a nice little gift.....and walked away with a tie.  Always Do Your Best....even if your best might not be that good at the moment

HappyUP!!! - leading Fantasy Golf
Why it happened - I made some good picks
Why it makes me happy - if I could win this a satisfying it would be. It's been a tough year in the league for me......this could SHOOT me up the money list

HappyUP!!! - inside out of the heat
Why it happened - I didn't play team play
Why it makes me happy - a couple of my buds went 36 today......when it's about 103 in the afternoon. No thank you.....I enjoyed watching the PGA major from an air conditioned environment.


Leading Fantasy Golf
Drive/4 iron 2....chip 3.....chip 4.....9 iron 7....chip iron shot iron/putt 13....bunker shot/chip/putt 14....3 wood/bunker shot/putt 15....5 iron 17....gutting out 18 with a putt
Breaking even
PGA Championship
Inside out of the heat

Friday, August 10, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2027

HappyUP!!! - moving up
Why it happened - the heat
Why it makes me happy - we had a late time today....the tee sheet was packed.  I think a little 102 degree weather dropped more than a few like flies. Great to move up a half hour.

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - I cook
Why it makes me happy - that piece of chicken was EXACTLY what I needed today. I LOVE it when I'm hungry, open up the fridge, and go, "wow!...that's right....I have that!"

HappyUP!!! - no waiting
Why it happened - the heat
Why it makes me happy - we thought the group ahead was going to cause us to be left in the sun baking. The group actually played a lot faster than billed....dropped out after we could FLY!

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron into 18
Why it happened - skills?...and no skills
Why it makes me happy - I really shouldn't have been hitting a 7 iron in on my third shot....but it is what it is.  I was just thrilled to have gotten ALL OVER IT and put it within 12-15 feet of that tucked pin.  Grinding it out gave me a very unlikely tie.


Wedge/putt 1....pitch shot 2....hybrid/pitch/putt 3....wedge/putt/birdie 6....putt 7....6 iron iron 11...wedge 13....4 iron 14...3 wood/wedge/putt 15....recovery shot 16....6 iron/putt/birdie 17....7 iron/putt 18

Breaking even
Moving up on the tee time

Thursday, August 09, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2026

HappyUP!!! - birthday celebration
Why it happened - a birthday
Why it makes me happy - so much fun......and the shrimp BLT wasn't bad either

HappyUP!!! - opthomologist appointment
Why it happened - yearly deal
Why it makes me happy - no deterioration from last year.......but I do get to get new "stylish" glasses.....because, while they served me well, my old frames are worn. I get a new look that insurance covers!

HappyUP!!! - effortless power
Why it happened - trip to eye doc
Why it makes me happy - we have a mutual's so weird.....but it is a golf thing


Eye doc
Birthday celebration
Effortless Power versus Powerful Effort

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2025

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - 4 great shots
Why it makes me happy - it's an easy hole......but....for whatever has had my number. I haven't birdied it in FOREVER!!! It was getting into my head. I took care of that today. It wouldn't surprise me if I started to go all ape over this hole now. A great start is HUGE in golf

HappyUP!!! - morning coffee
Why it happened - I needed some
Why it makes me happy - oh....such a nice experience

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 7
Why it happened - an exceptional 2nd shot
Why it makes me happy - this is a tough little hole...especially from the back tees where we were today.

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron on 8
Why it happened - I put a good move on it
Why it makes me happy - this shot was AS PURE as PURE gets! I wish I had read the birdie putt a little better...but it was a beautiful shot.

Getting to TM on time
Leadership evaluating
3 very good speeches
Tons of laughs
Great partnership on golf course
Walking in 100+ heat...wasn't that bad
Drive/4 iron/wedge/putt 1 (birdie).....punch/chip 2.....putt 3....recovery/9 iron 4....9 iron 6...punch/putt/birdie 7.....6 iron 8.....wedge 9......hybrid/pitch 11...chip 12....hybrid/wedge 18
Scoring 5 bucks
Morning coffee

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2024

HappyUP!!! - me and Big J at it again
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - we didn't play that well today......but we brought it home HARD and made a nice contribution to our league leading team

HappyUP!!! - birdie on last hole
Why it happened - great drive/wedge
Why it makes me happy - the driver was errant all day.....NOT this time.....this one was long and as straight as it gets. My wedges have been a little off too....but this one was stuffed to pin high. Great way to finish.

HappyUP!!! - dinner
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - El Macero outdid themselves with this spread........and the lemonade was outstanding as well

Monday, August 06, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2023

Yeah.....this worked!  Booyah!

HappyUP!!! - macadamia nut chicken
Why it happened - I saw a recipe
Why it makes me happy - the pineapple salsa was the key. The chicken was good...but it was cool to make a weird salsa that I wouldn't normally think of

HappyUP!!! - cookies
Why it happened - nice neighbors
Why it makes me happy - doesn't everyone like a good home baked cookie?..especially if you didn't have to bake it yourself?

HappyUP!!! - swimming
Why it happened - it's summer
Why it makes me happy - a dip in the pool on a hot day....nothing better

Sunday, August 05, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2022

How cute are these little puppies? Right
out of the garden....stuffed with shrimp and
other great stuff....delicious

HappyUP!!! - shrimp stuffed toms
Why it happened - I garden
Why it makes me happy - always looking for another creative way to enjoy the toms that isn't the "make spaghetti sauce and freeze it" easy out. Hit another big one tonight with these!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 5
Why it happened - 9 iron/putt
Why it makes me happy - this lil hole should be so easy......yet I bogey it soooo many times...great to get the upper hand today

HappyUP!!! - a delivery
Why it happened - I'm thought of
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like some fresh baked cookies?....delivered?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2021

I've been pretty least that is the way I see it.
I'm glad that, by and large, I haven't had many "DB's" 
come into my life. When they do, I can pretty much
ignore them...and they go away. Every once in awhile,
you do get a "clinger"....and...then...if you can't shake
it just have to laugh at that

HappyUP!!! - thunder and lightening
Why it happened - weird weather
Why it makes me happy - it's so cool to get this weird weather thing amidst the hot days. I LOVE it when the weather entertains

HappyUP!!! - 5 off the buddy
Why it happened - average play/bad play
Why it makes me happy - always good to get a three way.....even if I had to back into it

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 16
Why it happened - finally played this hole well
Why it makes me happy - it's an easy hole....but you have to get the ball in the fairway...and then figure out the uphill second shot...with an obtacle illusion because of a lot of flat all dialed in. The birdie today came at a great time.

HappyUP!!! - great time with buds/nephew
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - tough week with best friend's passing...needed a day "away" from that

Friday, August 03, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2020

Goodbye, my best friend

HappyUP!!! - a lovely tribute
Why it happened - the passing
Why it makes me happy - while there is NOTHING happy about the last week as it applies to this, it was standing room only at the ceremony this morning. Family, co-workers, friends, long time Roseville people.......very nice ceremony

HappyUP!!! - seeing some old friends
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - great to reconnect with Goody....haven't seen him in years. THAT will change. Great seeing the Macs too

HappyUP!!! - Tahoe
Why it happened - made by God
Why it makes me happy - there is NO question that it is in the running as the MOST beautiful place on the planet. I'm glad it is so close by

HappyUP!!! - a walk in the park
Why it happened - inspired by what I had to do today
Why it makes me happy - my lifelong friendship began on the fields of athletic battle....I went there this hear that voice again....that invited me....."hey kid, want to play?".....and we played for 39 years.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2019

HappyUP!!! - bike ride
Why it happened - it was a good day for it
Why it makes me happy - felt good to be in the saddle today...despite it being a bit warm

HappyUP!!! - no charge
Why it happened - love my mechanic
Why it makes me happy - I have a special place I take Boxy to. Boxy needed an oil change but she also needed a fix from when the smog monkeys screwed something up. Turns out, it was no big deal....fixed...and with no charge...NICE!!!

HappyUP!!! - a stop by the family
Why it happened - tragedy
Why it makes me happy - good to see them as we prepare for a tough morning tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2018

HappyUP!!! - "you don't have the luxury of next week"
Why it happened - recent  event
Why it makes ma happy - as sad as the event was, I am SO SO SO glad that I was saved from having regrets. This was totally due to my actions of last week. I will FOREVER have the learning from this tragedy BURNED into a part of who I am....and be very thankful for it

HappyUP!!! - good info from the pro shop
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - CHANGE....reminds me of when I led people back in the day. People freak about change. Sometimes, change doesn't have to give it a chance. Was glad to promote giving it a chance today

HappyUP!!! - a trip to my adopted family's  house
Why it happened -  circumstances
Why it makes me happy - great to connect.....and receive my next instructions on how I can next help

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - aggressive play....and a damn good putt
Why it makes me happy - while my opponent put his birdie putt in on top of mine, it was GREAT competition.....I forced the action....I delivered....and he delivered back...AWESOME!


A re-committed member
2 great speeches
Time with T&S....thanked for communication hub
Putt 2.....hybrid iron 4..partner birdie 4..chip 6....pitch 7....6 iron iron iron 11....6 iron/chip 13....4 iron 14....recovery 8 iron/pitch 16....7 iron 18
Running into da Buddy
Good info from the pro shop