Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2109

THAT is not only a GREAT looking group.....especially that
guy in the Giants jersey.....but a VERY talented group of 
Toastmasters! Great pic for the group on the website

HappyUP!!! - Boundaries speech
Why it happened - Anita delivered big time
Why it makes me happy - Anita is well on her way to being a pro. She gave a great speech about people setting their personal boundaries....which....if people in your life cross....they have to deal with the consequences.  These aren't legal boundaries...they are you own. You set them...and...if people choose to continue crossing them....they gotta get tossed from your life. It's about RESPECT! It was a great talk. Funny how some people just don't get this SIMPLE concept

HappyUP!!! - NO punch shots
Why it happened - I kept it fairly straight
Why it makes me happy - for months and months, my goal has been to NOT have to hit a shot under a tree at my club. Now, keep in mind, I am pretty good at hitting that shot.....I just wanted to play a round without having to do so. TODAY....mission accomplished!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - birdies are the name of the game. I had two today....neither of them cheap....very solid!!! Should have had another one if I had hit a decent 4 foot putt.

HappyUP!!! - trick or treat
Why it happened - Oct 31
Why it makes me happy - LOVE all the kids coming to the door in crazy costumes....the little ones...the big ones.....I even think a mom might have tried to sneak in there tonight....LOL! GREAT FUN!!!


Drive/hybrid/wedge/putt/birdie iron/putt 2...5 iron/flop shot 4....9 iron 5....8 iron/chip iron 7.....hybrid/putt/birdie iron 11....bunker shot 13.....pitch 15....good break/8 iron 16....pitch 18
Trick or Treat
Sleeping in

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2108

Oh yeah....that's me...putting the hammer
down...right before I make an aggressive 
pass. Reminds me of my racing days!

HappyUP!!! - speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - goals......posture.....detoxification....GREAT information from qualified experts.........all for free....all I have to do is show up. GREAT STUFF

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous day
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I am just SO BLESSED to be able to fully enjoy every day of the tremendous weather here in NoCali......I NEVER take a moment for granted

HappyUP!!! - spectacular evening
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - 3...count them....THREE.....great things in one night.....AFTER the weather and golf today....AFTER tremendous Toastmasters....all I can say is WOW!!!!  LIFE is GOOD


Sherri/Greg/Dr Don speeches
Gorgeous Day

Monday, October 29, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2107

Hoooooooo wouldn't want a couple of these
beauties delivered to them? C'mon....
is this the epitomy of HappyUP!!! or what?

HappyUP!!! - carpool
Why it happened - got called in
Why it makes me happy - the boys are so much fun.....sooo glad I am in a position to help out when needed

HappyUP!!! - fabulous reading
Why it happened - I branched out
Why it makes me happy - I have read some autobiographes in the past....just not recently. I'm really enjoying the one I am into in my Kindle.  Getting to really like the Kindle

HappyUP!!! - Owl Cakes
Why it happened - favors beget favors
Why it makes me happy - as said above.....look at the picture.  Livin large!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2106

This is one cool hat! What an awesome
present it was to me. Yeah, I'll get some
crap for wearing it....but that's OK. I
am very used to dealing with crap.

HappyUP!!! - GiantsUP!!!
Why it happened - pitching
Why it makes me happy - hmmmmm.....I guess it was no fluke they won 2 yrs ago, was it?

HappyUP!!! - my new hat
Why it happened - I was thought of at the costume store
Why it makes me happy - stuff can be campy....and...yeah...this was. same time....there is a bit of coolness to it.....and I will be able to pull this off

HappyUP!!! - getting stuff done
Why it happened - took a day off
Why it makes me happy - been spending a bit more time at "the office" during the week so I can get a weekend day was the perfect day

Saturday, October 27, 2012

SUPERHappyUP!!! Day 2105

Working hard at the office ....overtime actually....
on a Saturday...I LOVE my office!

Could this day be any better? - the weather sure couldn't be

HappyUP!!! - Member Member tournament
Why it happened - my club puts on tournaments
Why it makes me happy - ALL of the guys out there...starting at one time...lots of's the BEST!!! It is what a club is about

HappyUP!!! - encouragement from partner
Why it happened - I was his partner today
Why it makes me happy - my partner is a much superior player than I am. We rode in the same cart today. He has been my opponent many times. He has seen how I recover from bad shots. When I was "in da trash", he would tell me, "you got do this all the time"...meaning when I do it AGAINST him. It's nice to see a good player recognize that....yeah....I got some shots....and I pulled off a few of them today. We just fell a little short

HappyUP!!! - the night
Why it happened - we planned it
Why it makes me happy - we had the best of dinners.......then out with great friends....watching our friends band while my little buddy was at his first party....picking buddy up afterward....coming back time before bed

HappyUP!!! - a Giants WIN!!!
Why it happened - the Giants are rolling
Why it makes me happy - OMG....are we heading for a sweep?


Member member
Drive/4 iron/wedge/par 1....hybrid recovery hook 4....8 iron 6....4 iron 8....recovery 4 iron/putt 9

Drive/7 iron 11....5 iron 12...pitch 13....hybrid 14....driver/9 iron 15.....recovery shot 16....bunker shot 7 iron/putt/birdie 18

Drive/hybrid/wedge/putt 1....punch hybrid/chip 2....wedge/par shot 7....pitch/putt/par iron/2 putt 9

Spectacular weather
The absolute greatest time with numerous different frineds
The nightlife
A Gigantics WIN!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2104

More fun from last night at my friend's 30th Anniversary.....
I revel in what it takes to make it that far.....sacred privilege
to be a part of it

HappyUP!!! - retirement for a friend
Why it happened - he put in his time
Why it makes me happy - my buddy, D, is free as of today. So honored that he joined us for golf this afternoon after his last day with the state...............and that he has a fishing boat....that he invited me on....hmmmmm.....looks like I have a new hobby coming up!!!

HappyUP!!! - breathtaking weather
Why it happened - welcome to NorCal fall
Why it makes me happy - we can focus on all the problems that California has....and....yeah....there are a ton of them.......but....TODAY....and MANY days why I live here

HappyUP!!! - lifting a fiver from buddy
Why it happened - I messed up on the last hole or it would have been more
Why it makes me happy - it ain't about the's about the win.....I was fortunate enough to day to scrounge it out.  It's all going to change Nov 1 when my handicap drops dramatically...enjoy it while I can.


Breathtaking weather
Retirement for a friend
Lifting a fiver off da Buddy
Par 1.....5 iron/stiff 8....par 9....
Great brekko and morning

Thursday, October 25, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2103

Congrats to a couple of love birds I've known a
long time....what a FABULOUS night!!!

HappyUP!!! - a celebration
Why it happened - a decision was made 30 years ago
Why it makes me happy - I was so thrilled and blessed to be a part of this entourage tonight.

HappyUP!!! - What a show!!!
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - how ONE guy....alone....could keep us so entertained for over an hour and a half.....with just four strings....well.....amazing!!! I guess that is what happens when you are in the presence of someone that is unquestionably the best person on the planet that does what he does

HappyUP!!! - predictable people
Why it happened - rights reinstated
Why it makes me happy - when people go out of their way to ATTEMPT to make others miserable, it is often a transferrence of the misery of their own existence.  The happiness that I derive from this is that I have always understood this concept......and, by seeing example of those that don' reminds me of the blessing that I have.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2102

While I may not totally agree with the sentiment above,
I can pretty much guarantee you that I wouldn't agree with
the total sentiment of the Westboro Baptist Church either...LOL
All things in moderation, my friends

HappyUP - dinner
Why it happened - Giants game
Why it makes me happy - I had the most WONDERFUL chicken prepared for me tonight.  Chicken breasts stuffed with cheese and chili peppers.....kind of like a chile relleno in a chicken breast. OMG...this MAY have been the best chicken I have EVER had!

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - I went
Why it makes me happy - I almost eschewed attending today. SOOOOOO glad that I went. 3 FABULOUS speeches....great table topics.....several guests......would have HATED missing this meeting

HappyUP!!! - nephew golf
Why it happened - he comes out once in awhile
Why it makes me happy - he really played well.....especially for how often he plays.....and that he just recently got out of his cast.  The little booger officially hits the ball farther than I do!  My ego can take it. Just glad my bro and I were able to escape today with just a minimal loss

HappyUP!!! - World Series opener
Why it happened - it's October
Why it makes me happy - GIANTS WIN!!!!  PandaUP!!!


3 great...and funny speeches
Playing with bro/nephew
7 iron 1......recovery shot/chip/putt 2.....pitch/putt shot/sandie 4.....9 iron/greenie 6.....hybrid/chip 7.....5 iron/chutt 8.....recovery/pitch shot 9.....hybrid/9 iron iron 13....bunker shot 14....recovery shot 15....pitch 16.....7 iron/greenies/largo 18
Giants series

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2101

HappyUP!!! - 2 great speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it's fabulous when we "hit it" and work in 2 speeches and have plenty of time for table topics

HappyUP!!! - a little win today
Why it happened - I played well
Why it makes me happy - it's always good to get "paid" rather than "pay"

HappyUP!!! - playing in "the new" game
Why it happened - we only had 5
Why it makes me happy - it didn't take me long to figure this one out....makes a few birdies and don't make double bogeys!

Monday, October 22, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2100

HappyUP!!! - Rototilling
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - nice to have the ground dust...and getting the winter garden ready.

HappyUP!!! - watching the rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - it was such a be home...retired....and looking out and loving the first storm of the year

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - they are on a roll
Why it makes me happy - ANOTHER elimination game overcome....and the NLCS is DONE....on to the Series!!!

HappyUP!!! - a really fun and cool plan
Why it happened - I got to thinking
Why it makes me happy - I am SOOOOOOO going to bring some joy to someone this week...and others, I am sure


Giants win
Watching the rain
A REALLY cool and FUN plan!!!
Quinoa/Orzo/Tom sauce

Sunday, October 21, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2099

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - I know an excelletn place
Why it makes me happy - how good does the above look? tastes better

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - they are pretty good
Why it makes me happy - series more....and we go to the Big Show

HappyUP!!! - rain on the way
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - ahhhhh.....tho not ready for comes the first storm of the's been awhile.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2098

HappyUP!!! - an enchanted evening
Why it happened - I planned it
Why it makes me happy - perfect restaraunt.....great service....great food....and the best company in the world

HappyUP!!! - 18
Why it happened - I found something
Why it makes me happy - I didn't play well today...but came through for some loss mitigation

HappyUP!!! - birdie 6
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - birdies make the day....I didn't have many today....but this one really helped


9 iron 1.....chutt 2....pitch/putt 3....8 iron/putt/birdie 7.....5 iron 10....bunker shot/sandy 13....hybrid 14....wedge iron 18

Coming through for loss mitigaion
An enchanting evening

Friday, October 19, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2097

HappyUP!! - time with Stu
Why it happened - I made a little trip
Why it makes me happy - I will explain who Stu is a bit

HappyUP!!! - great round
Why it happened - I'm playing well
Why it makes me happy - it's what I do

HappyUP!!! - wood fired pizza night
Why it happened - my club does that
Why it makes me happy - gorgeous weather....outside.....woodfired personal pizzas....with the people that are the closest to me....heaven!

HappyUP!!! - wonderful morning time
Why it happened - does
Why it makes me happy - it was absolutely.......THE BEST!


Wake up
Family cuddle time
Time with Stu
A returned call
Drive/wedge wood iron/wedge/putt 4....8 iron 5....chutt iron iron/pitch 11.....7 iron iron/2 putt 13....hybrid/9 iron/14.....wedge 16... 6 iron 18

Perfect weather
Great round
Lifting a few off my buddy
Fabulous dinner companions

Thursday, October 18, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2096

HappyUP!!! - TileUP!!!
Why it happened - I met a guy
Why it makes me happy - when a workman shows up ON TIME....does great work....leaves.....and then comes back to complete the job ON TIME AGAIN....all in the same day....for a reasonable price.....YEP!!!! THAT is a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - a call from Mac
Why it happened - he was thinking of me
Why it makes me happy - what a great opportunity he has for me! I'm not sure it's something I want to be involved in...we'll's an open invitation. It's great to be appreciated and respected by peers

HappyUP!!! - great evening invitation
Why it happened - it was one of those perfect things
Why it makes me happy - hmmmm........let's just leave it does

HappyUP!!! - other calls
Why it happened - friends
Why it makes me happy - one inbound from Nicky....another outbound to Eric.....great reconnecting with these two fine dudes

HappyUP!!! - a little purchase
Why it happened - I just had to
Why it makes me happy - hmmmmm.....I don't think I will disclose it here. The people that need to know.....already do......but this is fun!


Tile guy showing up...and on time
A purchase
A call from Mac
Talking to E man
Some home reorganization
Call from Nicky
Fabulous evening invitation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2095 Wed

HappyUP!!! - an invitation
Why it happened - I have some cool friends
Why it makes me happy - we will be doing some private touring soon!

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened - hitting it well
Why it makes me happy - had one of my most solid rounds of golf for the year today. The weather was just glad to be alive

HappyUP!!! - nailing down plans
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - fun times ahead for this is going to be an AWESOME night. Something to look forward to is ALWAYS a HappyUP!!!


Kristy speech
Bob speech
TM's filling in

Hybrid/wedge 1....punch/pitch wood on to 4....wedge/chutt 7....chip 7....putt wood/wedge irong/putt/birdie 11....bunker shot/putt 12....bunker shot 15....punch shot/putt 16.....7 iron for dots on 18

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2094

HappyUP!!! - new Tuesday game
Why it happened - changing things up
Why it makes me happy - glad I was able to fall in with these guys. Tues is a great day to play

HappyUP!!! -birdies and skins
Why it happened - I got a little game
Why it makes me happy - I didn't exactly understand what the game was today.....I just know....if you make a few birdies and get some skins, you don't reach into your pocket at the end of the day.

HappyUP!!! - tile guy
Why it happened - he was in the new group above
Why it makes me happy - he is the PERFECT guy to do a little repair job for me....and he has the time.


Pitch iron wood/pitch/putt 3.....punch/wedge 6....3 wood/pitch iron 11....bunker shot/putt 13....4 iron/wedge/putt/birdie 14.....wedge/putt/birdie 15....punch/bunker shot 16.....pitch 18

A Tuesday game
Meeting new guys
A tile guy
Gorgeous weather
2 birdies and 4 skins
Chatting with Seth

Monday, October 15, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2093

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - the E-man called me
Why it makes me happy - LOVE this guy....haven't seen him in a bit....great convo.  The brekko was tasty as well

HappyUP!!! - gym
Why it happened - I do go there
Why it makes me happy - good little workout today. I prefer to do my workouts on my's nice to utilize the equipment on occasion

HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - they are winners
Why it makes me happy - Holliday's slide into Scutarro was DIRTY!  Serves him right that he later booted a key ball.  I'm thinking we will be seeing some payback in this series.

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened - needed to shake out that gym workout
Why it makes me happy - so DARN gorgeous out there today....I just kept on going and going


Fixing an issue
Giants win

Sunday, October 14, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2092

HappyUP!!! - smoking it
Why it happened - I found a little something
Why it makes me happy - golf imitates life.....I got a GREAT wake up today

HappyUP!!! - par on 17
Why it happened - GUTS
Why it makes me happy - we had an audience....terrible tee shot....great pitch...and a better putt...sealed the deal

HappyUP!!! - a walk in the park
Why it happened - a lovely day
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't like a little time out in nature?....that's off the golf course?


wedge 2....punch 4....9 iron 5.....recovery shot/putt/birdie 7....pitch/putt/par iron/putt 10......recovery shot/chip 11....6 iron 13...wedge 14....9 iron 15....recovery/pitch 16.....pitch/putt wood/wedge/putt 18
Putting the L man away
A walk in the park

Saturday, October 13, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2091

HappyUP!!! - Dry Creekers
Why it happened - reunion
Why it makes me happy - I think we graduated 19 in my 8th grade class. We were pretty close to getting 9 of them there tonight.  So happy to get the 5

HappyUP!!! - grinding it out on 18
Why it happened - I never quit
Why it makes me happy - I was heading for a diaper fill on the last hole....but I played it to the hilt....including hitting an impossible bunker shot very well....and draining the save some cash

HappyUP!!! - reunion
Why it happened - we do this stuff
Why it makes me happy - we had soooooooooooooo much fun with this one....our 35th.  Two new venues were involved....awesome!

HappyUP!!! - safe travels
Why it happened - a strong constitution
Why it makes me happy - I'm always happy when my friends are safe


Drive/9 iron 2.....Putt on 4....chutt on 12....good break/ugly par 13...bunker shot/putt/grinding it out on 18
After reunion
Friend safe

Friday, October 12, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2090

HappyUP!!! - planting
Why it happened - I bought stuff
Why it makes me happy - I took advantage of a little time window and got it done

HappyUP!!! - 7 iron on 17
Why it happened - coming back
Why it makes me happy - I had been having an awful day....but I hung in I always do....THIS was a PURE shot....just like the 7 iron was on 11 that came out of nowhere

HappyUP!!! - communication
Why it happened - we do that as humans
Why it makes me happy - had some good ones going on today


Drive/hybrid/wedge wood/pitch/putt 3....hybrid/birdie 4....9 iron iron/putt 6....5 iron wood/wedge/gimme birdie 11....pitch 12....lucky break 13....9 iron 16.....7 iron 17.....break/hybrid/bunker shot 18
Winning big
Splendid weather
Lovely conversation

Thursday, October 11, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2089

Roasted green beans....who would have
thought to make them that way? I got a 
recipe...very simple...from a friend the other
day. THIS is the way to go. Love green beans!!!

HappyUP!!! - yard/garden work
Why it happened - I was motivated
Why it makes me happy - a little at a time...brings it all back into shape

HappyUP!!! - the dump
Why it happened - it needed to
Why it makes me happy - this trip was so overdue. Feels so great to get rid of some e-waste/hazardous waste/and CRAP

HappyUP!!! - great wake up
Why it happened - I dunno really
Why it makes me happy - I just woke up.....and really enjoyed the early morning time

HappyUP!!! - Giants WIN!!!
Why it happened - Cardiac Kids
Why it makes me happy - who would have thought they could come back from 2-0 down....and sweep the Reds at home. Boy....was that an exciting last 3 innings to watch!!!


Yard/Garden work
A trip to the dump
Green Acres
Great wake up
Giants WIN!

HappyUP!!! Day 2088

HappyUP!!! - A's/Giants win
Why it happened - playoffs
Why it makes me happy - this is getting exciting...both down 2-0 in their series'. OMG...both knotted at 2 up. Could they both do it

HappyUP!!! - Wor Won Ton soup
Why it happened - I got an invitation
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE Wor Won Ton soup.....and everything that comes with it

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron thru the bunker shot on 15
Why it happened - I know how to hit this one
Why it makes me happy - it's imagination...creativity...course knowledge..and a bit of luck.....not a lot of people try this shot when they are in this impossible shot. Pulled it out on a day when a lot was going against me.


Some entertaining speeches
A scrambled but solid meeting
Recovery shot/wedge 1.....hybrid/pitch 3....chip 7....pitch 8....flop shot iron 11.....chutt 12...4 iron thru-the-bunker recovery 16
Wor Won Ton Soup
A's win
Giants win

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2087

HappyUP!!! - delivering
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I could have "phoned this one in"....I didn't....and got rave reviews

HappyUP!!! - Cake speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - AB gave an incredibly entertaining speech about a guy......who has never baked......MAKING his daughter's wedding cake.  The fondent....the hours of study/testing.......and seeing the output....a TREMENDOUS cake

HappyUP!!! - Giants/A's win
Why it happened - it's the playoff
Why it makes me happy - both down 2-0.....neither eliminated. Go home teams!!!


3 Speeches
An unlikely cake baker
A very welcome request
More fall weather
Brekko invite
Treasurer chat...settling it down
Rotisserie chicken
A's win
Giants win

Monday, October 08, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2086

HappyUP!!! - nice walk
Why it happened - I was inspired to do so
Why it makes me happy - it was such a nice crisp nice

HappyUP!!! - Pete Townshend
Why it happened - caught an interview
Why it makes me happy - The Who have always been a favorite band. Pete got a bad wrap in the early 2000's. It was nice to get "the other side of the story" as he clears his name.

HappyUP!!! - fall has arrived
Why it happened - I noticed the weather
Why it makes me happy - it's been a little late coming....but I so LOVE this season

QuoteUP!!! 28 - Barenaked Ladies

"I could hide out under there

...I just made you say underwear"

I really do love - the irreverant nature of the Barenaked Ladies. Their music was pretty cool.

"I could leave but I'll just stay.... - ........all my stuff's here anyway"

BareNaked LadiesUP!!!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2085

HappyUP!!! - playin with Da Booth
Why it happened - he had room
Why it makes me happy - love this guy...though we don't get to golf often. He's one of those "larger than life guys." So much fun

HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies
Why it happened - good hybrid/wedge/putt 1....nice 8 iron tight/putt 5....cute hold off 9 iron/putt into wedge/outstanding read and putt on 15
Why it makes me happy - I average a little over 1 birdie a's all about birdies....wish I had more pars to back the birds up today....but ....we won a fiver today

HappyUP!!! - riding
Why it happened - pards came in from late night flight
Why it makes me happy - I was ready to ended up being good thing to ride today

HappyUP!!! - new friend
Why it happened - we were filling in
Why it makes me happy - played golf with a 60 year old characther today. It's the best way to describe this type of person.....met a bunch of them in my lifetime. They add spice...what a hoot.

HappyUP!!! - free drink
Why it happened - a hole in one
Why it makes me happy - nope! I still don't have happy for guy playing behind us who was happy enough to buy us a celebratory libation

Saturday, October 06, 2012

HappyUP!!! 2084 Sat

 HappyUP!!! - divisional speech contest
Why it happened - I'm a Toastmaster...we do these things
Why it makes me happy - I am so grateful to PCAR for donating
their lovely facility. It was PERFECT for this meeting. A great contest
was held.....and I got to do some volunteering as being responsible for the

HappyUP!!! - a belt promotion
Why it happened - the kids are all moving up
Why it made me happy - it is a wonderful experience to 
just watch....all of these kids....working...working...working...
until they get to their next level. A magical thing to behold......
and I am glad that I was THERE! Sacred privilege

HappyUP!!! - call from old friend
Why it happened - I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - who knew I would get this call?
It lifted my day.....can't wait for us to get together soon

HappyUP!!!! - good report
Why it happened - I called the pro shop
Why it makes me happy - despite recent aeration, I heard
the greens are in good shape....TeeUP!!!!

Friday, October 05, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2083

This might be one of my finds of the year!

HappyUP!!! - quinoa
Why it happened - it was recommended to me
Why it makes me happy - quinoa seems like a rice or a pasta. It's actually a seed. It's easier/faster to make than it is extremely high in nutritional content.  While I made it with my special tomatoe sauce, it actually is quite good by itself.  LOVE this!

HappyUP!!! - retrieved item
Why it happened - I had left something behind
Why it makes me happy - I rushed back to the store and guess what? My item had been turned into the office. HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - bank run
Why it happened - I'm the treasurer
Why it makes me happy - you KNOW if you go to the bank, there is usually a line involved. BAM! I was in and out like a flash

Thursday, October 04, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2082

HappyUP!!! - finalizing some plans
Why it happened - I made some phone calls
Why it makes me happy - great to get the details squared it's time for the fun

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - I chose to
Why it makes me happy - it's not often that I sleep in......but today.....I just felt like I needed it

HappyUP!!! - Pandora
Why it happened - I dug into it a bit
Why it makes me happy - I had a great music burn going on while I did my chores today. I have been a late adopter of Pandora but it really is da bomb.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2081

HappyUP!!! - A's Sweep
Why it happened - a lawnchair
Why it makes me happy - the Rangers, leading all year, folded like the implement you sit in on your lawn. I still have my ticketstubs from the 70's when I went to 2 of the 3 World Series that the A's won....with my mom. She was working at the Press Tribune and got the tickets on a "tradeout" (I think that was the term). She wasn't a huge sports fan. She took me there....for me. I was SO into them back then. My allegiance/diehard fandom left me years ago. Yet, I still remember my mom's love to take me there. I even remember one game where it had rained...helicopters came in to try to dry the cancelled.....we had to go all the way down the next day.  My mom?....the greatest.

HappyUP!!! - Presidential Debate
Why it happened - it's what we do
Why it makes me happy - the ads are one thing. No, this was by no means a "classical debate" as I know them. Yet, we all get to see our candidates on the spot

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics
Why it happened - I was called upon
Why it makes me happy - nope, I didn't win.......but I sure as heck cracked the crowd up today....and then also switched it up.....and gave myself permission to be human.  It felt good.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2080 Tues

HappyUP!!! - Shipping off the cards
Why it happened - I posted something months ago
Why it makes me happy - these were part of my late brother's collection. I am so happy that somebody tracked me down who NEEDED these two talking cards. My late brother passed long's making a collector back in Massacheusetts happy

HappyUP!!! - bridge speech
Why it happened - a SMART guy
Why it makes me happy - I had requested that this retired bridge builder give a speech about the new span of the Bay Bridge.  I learned SOOOOOO much.

HappyUP!!! - 5 chapters transcribed today
Why it happened - I needed to get back to some study work
Why it makes me happy - as I was going back over my notes, I was learning/re-learning things right and left.  It is AMAZING how much we actually remember.....can you imagine how much we have "forgotten" that is really just sitting up in the cranial attic?


Bridge speech
Vacation speech
Nitrate free turkey
5 chapters transcribed today

Monday, October 01, 2012

HappyUP!!! Day 2079

Shadows fall upon the beautiful 
long, my 18 beautiful friends. Today you are
getting your're beauty will return
in a few weeks

HappyUP!!! - tree project
Why it happened - it was time
Why it makes me happy - I had to do this project in two parts with some time between the parts. It worked out great. No special equipment needed. No bodily damage

HappyUP!!! - tossing some crap
Why it happened - got motivated
Why it makes me happy - I am far from a packrat......but it is easy for me to accumulate "stuff"....that I don't really need.  Got a bit more work to do but, if more crap is going out daily then coming in, eventually it all works, right?

HappyUP!!! - skirt steak
Why it happened - I saw a good one at store
Why it makes me happy - I haven't had one of these rolled gems in quite a bit. STILL as tasty as ever


Tree project
Getting rid of some crap