Sunday, March 31, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2250

HappyUP!!! - lovely service
Why it happened - it's Easter
Why it makes me happy - I was moved

HappyUP!!! - wonderful dinner
Why it happened - Easter
Why it makes me happy - what could be better?

HappyUP!!! - running into an old friend
Why it happened - I was at the grocery
Why it makes me happy - gotta bump up this old friendship.


Easter observance
Lovely service
Final four
Horrible injury but player will be OK
Excellent lunch
Wonderful dinner
Running into an old friend

Saturday, March 30, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2249

HappyUP!!! - escaping with a tie
Why it happened - parring the last 4 holes
Why it makes me happy - P..U...I stunk today!  Glad to "bring it" at the very end and get out with the wallet intact

HappyUP!!! - giving Lorne crap
Why it happened - he played great today
Why it makes me happy - he was my partner yesterday....and played terribly. my opponent...he played like a superstar! much fun all day talking the trash

HappyUP!!! - pitch under the tree on 18
Why it happened - a good choice
Why it makes me happy - I had 2 choices.....try to take it really high over the tree and risk the distance....or go under the tree knowing that, even if I hit the perfect shot, it would be unlikely I would end up "tight" to the pin.  I went with the conservative "under" option...hit the perfect shot...and drained the putt! NICE!!!!


Giving Loren crap
Recovery shot/7 iron 4...pitch 5....8 iron/putt/birdie 6....hybrid/bunker shot 7...hybrid 11...wedge 12...bunker shot iron 16....pitch/par 17.....hybrid/cute pitch under tree/putt par 18
Getting out with a tie
Final four action
Chicken dinner

Friday, March 29, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2248 Fri

HappyUP!!! - seeing T.E. when teeing off
Why it happened - he came out to play
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't seen this dude in awhile.....GREAT running into him.  Glad he came out to the tee to say high

HappyUP!!! - striping it
Why it happened - a little sumptin sumptin figured out
Why it makes me happy - when I get 12 greens in a day, that is a pretty good day

HappyUP!!! - surgery
Why it happened - a thorn in my paw
Why it makes me happy - wasn't surgery was good to be able to remove that splinter, however.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2247

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened - it's spring
Why it makes me happy - this was the first REAL mow of the year.....the fertilizer has kicked in...the bermuda is starting to thrive and choke out the weed.  It's ON!!!

HappyUP!!! - cleaning
Why it happened - it's Spring
Why it makes me happy - glad to knock out this little project

HappyUP!!! - performing a service
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - always better when you help others

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2246

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 18
Why it happened - gutted it out
Why it makes me happy - lots of bad thoughts regarding swing was crunch time...time to make it happen with that last little shot.....after having fought back already.....delivered!

HappyUP!!! - Toastmaster seating
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - got to enjoy the meeting next to a good buddy

HappyUP!!! - coffee
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - great convo this morning!


drive/hybrid/wedge shot 4.....8 iron/putt/birdie 5....bunker shot 7....hybrid/greenie 8.....hybrid/wedge iron 13.....4 iron/wedge/putt 15....bunker shot/putt/sandie 16....putt 18

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2245

HappyUP!!! - Sherri is back
Why it happened - she got done with a tough thing
Why it makes me happy - we all LOVE glad she is back at the club

HappyUP!!!- a life story
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - got immediately closer to a new friend.....just by hearing the person's story

HappyUP!!! - lost item...not lost
Why it happened - I thought I had misplaced a faraway place
Why it makes me happy - what a relief!!!....all worry relieved

HappyUP!!! - on the road to Pismo
Why it happened - travelling happens
Why it makes me happy - it just does

Monday, March 25, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2244

HappyUP!!! - reading
Why it happened _ I went into my library
Why it makes me happy - always learn things...important things when I crack a book

HappyUP!!! - talking with K
Why it happened - she is the Toastmaster
Why it makes me happy - she gave me some I did to her. Grace?'s a good thing

HappyUP!!! - workout
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - this was a good one today

Sunday, March 24, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2243

HappyUP!!! - March Madness
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE the excitement during these games

HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - a little work going on
Why it makes me happy - pretty significant drop this week....who doesn't love that?

Why it happened - it's where I live
Why it makes me happy -'s March.....this was an April/May kind of day...feels like stealing

Saturday, March 23, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2242

HappyUP!!! - rainpants
Why it happened - I own and carry them
Why it makes me happy - showed up in was cold for awhile....finally had to "suit up" on hole 4....ahhhhhhhh...warmth

HappyUP!!! - golfing with my friend/attorney
Why it happened - he is mixing into the group
Why it makes me happy - love this to be out on the course with him...outside of the profession....great time

HappyUP!!! - talking with da Boz
Why it happened - I picked up the phone
Why it makes me happy - great to do some catch up time

JJ was cold
Hook recovery/ 8 iron recovery iron 3....5 iron 4....6 iron shot 7....wonderful hybrid/putt/BIRDIE 8.....hybrid recovery iron 11....pitch putt 13...4 iron/wedge/BIRDIE 17...bunker shot 18

Golfing with my friend/attorney
Warming up

Friday, March 22, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2241

HappyUP!!! - surviving the North wind
Why it happened - it's wind
Why it makes me happy - I was absolutely exhausted after 5 hrs out in that windstorm today.  I was THRILLED to get done and get out of the wind.  Sleep came very early tonight!

HappyUP!!! - cancelling an appointment
Why it happened - see exhausted above
Why it makes me happy - I very rarely will cancel on an appointment.  Many people do this routinely....I rarely will flake on someone.  Hated to miss the meeting but I had nothing in the tank and was very happy to hit the rack early

HappyUP!!! - clutch putt on 18
Why it happened - I needed this one
Why it makes me happy - there is just nothing better than coming through on the final hole to save some dough for oneself and both his partners.  THAT was a nice drain-o today


4 iron punch/pitch 1.....hybrid wood 3....driv 7.....drivebunker shot wood/wedge sot putt in birdie 15....recovery shot/amazing pitch/par 16.....pitch time clutch putt 18

Thursday, March 21, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2240

HappyUP!!! - goodies appreciated
Why it happened - I stopped at the store
Why it makes me happy - contributing to the well being of everyone at the contest made me smile

HappyUP!!! - winners
Why it happened - we must be doing something right
Why it makes me happy - a member from each of my clubs WON the respective contests they entered. Both my clubs are forces to be reckoned with

HappyUP!!! - finding the venue
Why it happened - searching
Why it makes me happy - I "thought" the contest was at a place that we had previously been to....ooopsie.  Funny how when you "think you know something" can block you out from actually seeing the clear directions that mentioned how hard it was to see the appropriate turnoff.  Happy that I try to run a little ahead whenever allows a little time for any unexpected delays


Goodies appreciated
All contestants delivered
2 of my club winners winning

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2239

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - we REALLY need the rain.....even as little of it as there was

HappyUP!!! - jam wham alam
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - been awhile since I played some guitar with a full on band.  Very happy that my shoulder wasn't blown out after 3 hours of playing with no break.  Time flew

HappyUP!!! - jam setup
Why it happened - my friend is a gracious host
Why it makes me happy - this was one SERIOUSLY nice setup.  All the guys were cool.  The lead guitar player?......that dude can rock it!

HappyUP!!! - singing
Why it happened - I took it upon myself
Why it makes me happy - I was trying to be a little low key first time playing with these guys.  I could see the lead guitarist/singer may have wanted a little break.....and I was happy to oblige.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2238

HappyUP!!! - Kaitlin is back
Why it happened - maternity leave over
Why it makes me happy - always love seeing my little buddy....great to see her again

HappyUP!!! - great icebreaker
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - loved hearing this debut performance

HappyUP!!! - hole 17
Why it happened - a stunning shot
Why it makes me happy - birdie....closest to was the difference that let me come home with more dough in my pocket than when I left with


Help setting up
Kaitlin is back 17
Lots of solid ball striking
Great icebreaker
Not getting hung up on headwinds

Monday, March 18, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2237

HappyUP!!! - calamari
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - I don't often go out for lunch....but I had a hankering going on....and it was cured

HappyUP!!! -  a great chat
Why it happened - good to catch up on some items
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE honest communication

HappyUP!!! - belt promotion
Why it happened - my kid
Why it makes me happy - love to see the man keep on keeping he travels on his journey.


Getting some things done

Sunday, March 17, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2236

HappyUP!!! - great practice
Why it happened - lovely afternoon
Why it makes me happy - sand....half wedges...a few long shots...chips.....quality work

HappyUP!!! - surprise 9
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - love hanging out with this couple

HappyUP!!! - jam session invite
Why it happened - surprise 9
Why it makes me happy - looks like I am going to get some "geetar" going on this week.   It will be fun.  Came home and rocked a few old tunes


Great practice
Getting wider and wider
Slipping out for a late 9
Drive/hybrid/wedge 1.....8 iron wood/chip/putt/birdie 4....7 iron iron/chip 7.....bunker shot 8....8 iron 9
Winning the match
Getting invited to do a little jam session
Great weather
Hugh Laurie on PBS...learning some stuff
Rockin some old tunes.....JJ Flash....BM Woman....figuring out scale usage

Saturday, March 16, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2235

HappyUP!!! - final round of tournament
Why it happened - we entered
Why it makes me happy - couldn't wait to get out there......we were leading

HappyUP!!! - final round of tournament
Why it happened - we competed
Why it makes me happy - it was a bad day....first to almost worst....hey....that is part of life.  We had a ton of fun, however.  Loved the last hole when we just "let it rip!"

HappyUP!!! - cashing a winning ticket
Why it happened - good betting
Why it makes me happy - we may have lost..........but we won due to great picking of the finals.  So happy for our friends.


Final round
Fabulous weather
Following the horserace
Drive/putt 15....5 iron recovery/chip/putt 16....6 iron 18....recovery/flop 2....chip/putt 4....8 iron/putt 5....9 iron 6....7 iron 7....flop 9....3 wood/wedge thru the bunker 12....weed shot/2 putt 14
Cashing a winning ticket for the horserace

Friday, March 15, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2234

HappyUP!!! - a W
Why it happened - some solid play
Why it makes me happy - wasn't my best round....but hit it pretty darn well today

HappyUP!!! - a birthday party
Why it happened - birthday's happen
Why it makes me happy - lots of food and fun....on a significant birthday for this important man in my life. Love HIM!!!

HappyUP!!! - finding stuff
Why it happened - mostly luck
Why it makes me happy - you know you lose stuff.....isn't it fun when they turn up?....don't you get a little jolt when that moment happens?  LOVE that feeling UP!!!!


Drive/hybrid/wedge wood/chip/birdie 4....sand shot/putt 7....5 iron/chip 10....chip/putt iron/chutt 13....chip/putt iron/chutt 18
Getting a W
Great weather
Birthday party
Phone chat
Hooking up an event
Finding an item (vitamin pocket)
Finding a sock

Thursday, March 14, 2013

HappyUP!!! 2233

HappyUP!!! - a good burn on iTunes
Why it happened - I fired it up
Why it makes me happy - it was good motivation

HappyUP!!! - some great reading
Why it happened - a pattern change
Why it makes me happy - ya gotta shake it up once in felt good

HappyUP!!! - mow and fertilize
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - that grass TAKE OFF now!!!


A good burn on the iTunes....AC/DC, John Mayer, Fab T-Birds...all going on
Laundry...Kitchen Cleaning
Did a nice piece of motivational reading
A little fertilizer helper

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2232

HappyUP!!! - winning big
Why it happened - I threw down a number
Why it makes me happy - hey....I've got it going on

HappyuP!!! - birdie on 7
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - 7 is a toughie....don't birdie that one too often

HappyUP!!! - a speech contest
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - love the solid contestants we are sending forward....they will grow so much due to their stepping up. LOVE IT


Drive/hybrid/wedge 2....pitch wood/pitch/birdie 4....7 iron break/9 iron/putt/birdie iron recovery iron 11...5 iron 12....8 iron 13....hybrid/wedge 14....wedge 16....3 wood 18

Winning big
Fabulous weather
Chief judging
Solid contestants
Pope determined

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2231

HappyUP!!! - last night leftovers
Why it happened - we didn't eat it all
Why it makes me happy - it was great last night....even better tonight

HappyUP!!! - an evening walk
Why it happened - gotta walk off those leftovers
Why it makes me happy - I learned about fruitless pear trees

HappyUP!!! - 2 icebreakers
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE icebreakers...and learning about new friends


2 icebreakers
Leftovers from last night
An evening walk

Monday, March 11, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2230

HappyUP!!! - chicken versuvio
Why it happened - the woman had it all going on
Why it makes me happy - happy tummy....happy man

HappyUP!!! - dishwasher fixed
Why it happened - I called DA MAN
Why it makes me happy - got the drawers banging out the clean goods again

HappyUP!!! - tending to an invalid
Why it happened - surgery
Why it makes me happy - delivering the Versuvio....and my signature Cesaer salad......choking em with the garlic....priceless

Sunday, March 10, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2229

HappyUP!!! - my back covered
Why it happened - a STRONG kid
Why it makes me happy - it is THRILLING to see this young man stand the face of a bully....over 4 times his age.........and took it to the "old little boy"....and give him a reality check.
I actually cried with happiness when I heard the story....not for me....I don't care about what peeps say about me (especially when someone this TINY does it)....thrilled that, while under constant torture, the 12 year old MAN confirmed that he's got it all going on.

HappyUP!!! - tied for first
Why it happened - we didn't play that well
Why it makes me happy - one round to go next partner and I were mediocere at best this weekend. It was still good enough to put us at the top of the heap.  Looking forward to next Saturday's final! Loving my Buddy partner.....I was up on the MVP points yesterday......but he put it on his shoulders today and is clearly the MVP so far. I'll step it up in the finals at crunch time!

HappyUP!!! - an EAGLE
Why it happened - my partner STRIPED a 3 wood
Why it makes me happy - we were off to a sluggish start......this TREMENDOUS shot and putt was a wake up call. What a shot!!!

HappyUP!!! - a late tee time
Why it happened - out of my control...who knows
Why it makes me happy - glad we got a later tee time today due to the time change.  Felt great to be out there in absolutely fabulous weather


Plenty of sleep
A late tee time
A k-cup or two
Drive/hybrid/wedge 1.....pitch 2....3 wood 4...9 iron 5...punch recovry/putt 6....8 iron 8....pitch wedge/putt/birdie 10....wedge 11...5 iron 12...flop shot 18
Tied for the lead without even playing to potential
STUNNING weather day
Partner EAGLE on 4

Saturday, March 09, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2228

HappyUP!!! - tournament season begins
Why it happened - it's golf season
Why it makes me happy - it's great to have it all start firing up again. My partner is solid. Lots of anticipation

HappyUP!!! - birdie/net eagle on 1
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - got out of trouble...put the ball right where it needed to be...excellent wedge....and finished off with a perfect putt. A great start is always HOT!!!

HappyUP!!! - wedding date set
Why it happened - it was a moment
Why it makes me happy - it's going to be an absolutely GREAT day!

HappyUP!!! - 3 out of 4 points
Why it happened - we ground it out
Why it makes me happy - we battled a lot of adversity out there today. The round was getting away from us.  We bucked it up and finished well.....and ducked ourselves into 2nd place by ONE stroke which, in this format, is HUGE!  Only 1 point out of the lead!


Hybrid/wedge/putt/birdie 1....3 wood/chip 2....7 iron recovery 3....4 iron/wedge 4....8 iron 5...wedge/putt/birdie 6....putt 9....driver off deck 10/hybrid/chutt 10....3 wood 11...pitch 13....bunker shot 15...6 iron 17....ditch shot/8 iron/wedge 18

Getting 3 points
Wedding date set

Friday, March 08, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2227

HappyUP!!! - special little treatment this morning
Why it happened - my kid needed a pick me up
Why it makes me happy - he was very upset due to the abuse he had been subjected to outside of our home .  NO ONE should EVER treat a child this way. My simple gesture went a long way.

HappyUP!!! - discovering abusive behavior
Why it happened - a few questions
Why it makes me happy - mistreating a child is ANYTHING BUT a HappyUP!!! It's quite the opposite.  Discovering that it happened, however, is.  Few people are more cowardly than a bully. One can't help fix a problem until it has been discovered.  This WILL get fixed.

HappyUP!!! - tip testing
Why it happened - my kid got it going on
Why it makes me happy - another belt promotion. I have absolutely loved being so close to this effort that has been going on.

HappyUP!!! - hole 12
Why it happened - a near perfect shot
Why it makes me happy - we were about ready to lose the greenie. Our opponents had one in there about 12 feet......until I hit to within about 3.  The birdie helped too!


Hash Browns
3 wood iron wood 4....5 iron 4....hybrid/chutt iron 11....7 iron/birdie/greenie steal 12...4 iron/wedge 16... pitch 17....3 wood/chutt 18
Getting out with a very light loss
Tip testing

Thursday, March 07, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2226

HappyUP!!! - a little yardwork
Why it happened - lovely weather
Why it makes me happy - it's that time of year again....get to run the mower over the a little tidying up.  I have more to do...but it was nice to be out there today

HappyUP!!! - weedeater fix
Why it happened - a little mechanics
Why it makes me happy - always great to take something apart, figure it out, put it back together WORKS!!!

HappyUP!!! - repair guy
Why it happened - I had him out
Why it makes me happy - there were things that were not in his wheelhouse...and he was honest about it.  Nope, didn't get everything fixed that I wanted. The more important thing is being treated well.

HappyUP!!! - laughable e-mail
Why it happened - a desperate, sick person
Why it makes me happy - I wouldn't say the e-mail was a happy one. Yet, it was good to get an update on this person's disturbed mental state.


A little yardwork
Fixing a mechanical issue
Repair guy giving me a really good turn
Great little walk
Another chapter done

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2225

HappyUP!!! - unexpected golf
Why it happened - no rain
Why it makes me happy - it was great to get another set of reps in before the tournament this weekend

HappyUP!!! - got all 9 greens on the back
Why it happened - excellent ball striking
Why it makes me happy - I'm more known for scrambling than ball striking.  The things I have been working on are definitely in the right direction

HappyUP!!! - dinner with my babe
Why it happened - I put it together
Why it makes me happy - slooooooow cooked ribs.....all day long.....a very nice end to the day

HappyUP!!! - convenient errands
Why it happened - good planning
Why it makes me happy - Golf Galaxy, Home Depot, Guitar Player, Grocery Store....all within tight proximity.  That's a lot of bang for one's errands buck!


Golf Galaxy
Home Depot
Guitar Player
Unexpected round of golf
A big W
Hybrid 1.....bunker shot 2...hybrid 4....9 iron 5....4 iron 6...cut 3 wood 7....chip 8....chip iron 11...5 iron 13...4 iron/9iron 16....6 iron wood/wedge 18
Hitting all 9 greens on the back 9
Slow cooked ribs
Dinner with my babe

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2224

HappyUP!!! - finding an owners manual
Why it happened - I kept looking
Why it makes me happy - I got the answers I needed

HappyUP!!! - playing with a hall of famer
Why it happened - he was in my group today
Why it makes me happy - I've been around this guy for some time....we just never had a chance to tee it up together.  A really nice guy!

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot on 18
Why it happened - a bit of skill
Why it makes me happy - this was a toughie......and blasted out to perfection!



Nice sleep
Super meeting
Drive/hybrid/wedge iron/recovery chip into 3 in 2 4....bunker shot 6....chip/putt break/9 iron 13...4 iron/9 iron 14....hybrid/wedge 16....5 iron shot 18
Finding an owners manual

Monday, March 04, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2223

HappyUP!!! - honesty in dry cleaning
Why it happened - I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - they could have taken my item in....but they said, "why don't you just wash it won't shrink." I did.....and the item didn't shrink. NICE!!!

HappyUP!!! - easy banking
Why it happened - I had a couple of deposits
Why it makes me happy - I was sooooo in and out of both locations today.

HappyUP!!! - a little reorganization
Why it happened - I was motivated
Why it makes me happy - this will make things very convenient


Finding new location
Checking out a venue
Easy banking
Honesty in dry cleaning
A little reorganization
Being checked up on

Sunday, March 03, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2222

HappyUP!!! - cleaning up the bakery
Why it happened - we baked yesterday
Why it makes me happy - when I came into the kitchen this morning, it smelled sooooooo good as a byproduct of yesterday's EPIC baking event.

HappyUP!!! - the movies
Why it happened - family day
Why it makes me happy - great movie and great company with my girlfriend and kid

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - my GF is hot!!!
Why it makes me happy - I love a delicious home cooked brekko....and my GF is all over making that happen


Morning activities
Cleaning up da bakery....the smell
The movies
Chicken and rice

Saturday, March 02, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2221

HappyUP!!! - best round of the year
Why it happened - tasty ball striking
Why it makes me happy - though this score was considerably lower than recent scores, I could feel this one coming.  Some swing changes are coming around.

HappyUP!!! - cake baking with A-man
Why it happened - it's a birthday
Why it makes me happy - it was my GF's birthday...and it was A-man's idea that we bake his mom a cake.  While I cook, I have never baked a cake.  It was a lot of fun....and pretty darn tasty too!

HappyUP!!! - birthday cake surprise
Why it happened - A-man's great idea
Why it makes me happy - I would not have thought of this. His idea was PERFECT!!! What a surprise!!!


2 putt in/birdie 4....pitch/putt 7...4 iron/putt/birdie iron 11....flop shot putt 13....4 iron/wedge 14.....hybrid/wedge 15....wedge 16....bunker shot putt 18
Best round of the year....tied my best for my home course

Another W
Gathering the ingredients
The Bakers
The Secret plan and surprise
Fish Tacos

Friday, March 01, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2220

HappyUP!!! - haircut
Why it happened - I have hair
Why it makes me happy - my stylist got me in a little early today....which was a HUGE help!

HappyUP!!! - Chicken Tomatillo
Why it happened - I got a deal on some chicken
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE this does my girlfriend. It was some GREAT eats tonight

HappyUP!!! - Joshua
Why it happened - I took a chance
Why it makes me happy - this is THE MAN when it comes to computer problems.  Such GREAT service!!!!

HappyUP!!! - making my girlfriend's day
Why it happened - birthday eve
Why it makes me happy - it's always a HappyUP!!! when you put a smile on someone's face


Computer guy, Joshua
Chicken Tomatillo
Hazard Shot 1....4 iron 6....4 iron iron 11...recovery shot 14....landing spot/wedge 16...3 wood/pitching wedge 18
A win!
Making GF's day