Tuesday, April 30, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2280

HappyUP!!! - driveby visitors
Why it happened - I get them on occasion
Why it makes me happy - sooooo much fun out front....and important stuff too

HappyUP!!! - looking forward to tomorrow night
Why it happened - plans made
Why it makes me happy - it just does.....sooooo does

HappyUP!!! - 14
Why it happened - I took a chance
Why it makes me happy - if I was going to have a chance to drive 14, it was today. Good tailwind....I pulled out the big stick.....striped it...came up 20 yards short...leaving an awkward pitch....but I pinched that little sucker perfectly....birdie/skin!


Drive/hybrid/wedge 1....drive/wedge 2....pitch shot 5....drive/wedge 6....hybrid/bunker shot/putt 11....5 iron 12....drive/pinch wedge/putt/BIRDIE 14
Winning some dough in the big game
Great chatting tonight
Driveby visitors
Getting caught up

Monday, April 29, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2279

HappyUP!!! - fixing the evaporative cooler
Why it happened - I got my MyGiver on
Why it makes me happy - I didn't want to mess with this project. I had even made a call to "farm it out." Then, I said, "I gotta make a run at it."  Situation solved......basically saved at least $90 for an hours work....and...$90 saved is really like $120 earned

HappyUP!!! - KIngs Staying?
Why it happened - politics
Why it makes me happy - it makes me happy because so many people in the community care. I'm happy for them. I'm non-plussed.....but happy for fellow people

HappyUP!!! - phone help from big bro
Why it happened - I picked up the phone
Why it makes me happy - he gave me a key tip about the evaporative cooler. As far as I know, he has NEVER owned an evaporative cooler....but he understoood pulleys. His phone advice made me look closer....and think....and fix


Sunrise Natural
Big 5 surprise
Phone help from big bro
Figuring out the evap cooler fix....made $90 for an hours work
Kings staying?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2278


Dick Schmidt / Bee file, 1973

"Anyone have some hot dogs and marshmallows?"

HappyUP!!! - hole in one
Why it happened - my friend is gooooood
Why it makes me happy - he gets into the "multiple ace club"....I want to be there!  The good news was enough to make me pop back over to the club and greet the lucky fellow when he came in off 18

HappyUP!!! - an anniversary
Why it happened - accidents happen
Why it makes me happy - my family lived through it...and were better for it....40 years ago

HappyUP!!! - an assignment
Why it happened - I was asked
Why it makes me happy - it just does.....everyone passed!

HappyUP!!! - breaking even
Why it happened -  a bit of heroics
Why it makes me happy - some days....a push is a win

HappyUP!!! - NUKING that 5 iron on 17
Why it happened - starting to feel the "new move"
Why it makes me happy - OK....it didn't make me happy that I "flew the entire universe" with this shot.....but the contact did. I have not struck an iron like that in quite some time. It caught me by surprise and I went a bit long. I'm on the right track.


Drive/hybrid/wedge/putt/birdie 1.....drive/pitch/putt 2....bunker shot/putt 3.....drive 4...hook wedge 6....drive/pitch 7....4 iron/putt 8....drive/hybrid/wedge 10....drive/pitch/great par 11...hybrid/2 putt 13...hybrid/wedge 14....drive/wedge 15....drive/wedge 16.....NUKED 5 iron 17....pitch 18

Friend made a hole in one
Breaking even
Honesty Day continues

Saturday, April 27, 2013

HappyUP!! Day 2277

HappyUP!!! - Honesty Day
Why it happened - I suggested it
Why it makes me happy - we all decided at tee time that it was "Honesty Day".....transparency....don't worry about feelings.....just say it!  ..........it was HYSTERICAL!!!  Belly laughs galore!

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 18
Why it happened - it was all on the line
Why it makes me happy - our opponent had "thrown down" on us from a considerable distance.....I mean....he really stuck it in there (got a bit of a good break too....."HONESTY DAY")....I answered the call

HappyUP!!! - catching the Giants game
Why it happenned - a bit of surfing
Why it makes me happy - I don't watch a lot of games "stem to stearn" on TV....picked up tonights game in the 7th.....and held on thru the bottom of the 12th......and the bad result....uggggh.  Still, it was a fun game to watch.


Drive/hybrid/wedge/largo 1....drive/8 iron/largo/birdie 2....drive 3...good break 4....drive 7...5 iron 8....partner near ace 8....drive 10...drive/8 iron 11....8 iron/putt/birdie 13...drive/wedge 15....chip 16...wedge 18

Catching the Giants game

Honesty day
Great weather

A win on 9
FOLDING like a lawn chair

Friday, April 26, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2276

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - quality shots
Why it makes me happy - a great start is always a good thing.....need to do it more often

HappyUP!!! - getting out with a minor loss
Why it happened - things went a bit "south" after the above
Why it makes me happy- there were not a lot of them...but the few shots/holes that were good....managed to help save the bacon.

HappyUP!!! - GREAT morning
Why it happened - I was UP AND AT IT
Why it makes me happy - I was VERY efficient ....I like that


Thursday, April 25, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2275

HappyUP!!! - North Valley League opener
Why it happened - it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy - we came out swinging on our home course as defending champions....and made a very good showing

HappyUP!!! - best score in awhile
Why it happened - decent striking and some amazing shots
Why it makes me happy - going through an overhaul....which means.....SUFFERING until the new and uncomfy becomes old and comfy

HappyUP!!! - delicious dinner
Why it happened - my club had it going on
Why it makes me happy - with all of the No Valley League descending upon our turf, it was nice to treat our guests to one kick butt meal!


Great piece of news this morning
Drive/hybrid/wedge 1....drive/7 iron/flop shot/putt/spectacular par 2.....good break/2 putt 3...drive/hybrid/wedge 4....9 iron 5....wedge 6....recovery 5 iron 7....hybrid/putt/birdie 8....drive 9....drive 10....drive/9 iron/putt 11...flop shot 12....good break/chutt/putt 13....good break 14...8 iron punch/2 putt 15....drive/wedge 16....flop shot/putt 17....drive/hybrid/wedge 18

Best score in awhile

Good showing by our team on opening day of league
Fun with my partner
Perfect weather
Delicious dinner

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2274

HappyUP!!! - great speech on Travelling Lite
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I learned some interesting stuff about packing.  I can't wait for my next trip to utilize the ideas expressed today

HappyUP!!! - picture help
Why it happened - my "selfie" didn't work with the graphics department
Why it makes me happy - Cherie at Toastmasters is a "good snapper." Glad I brought my camera along and she was willing to help with the project

HappyUP!!! - walking out with a W
Why it happened - we kept grinding
Why it makes me happy - still working on the swing change....lots of good going...which is what I always focus on. Yes....there was some ugly....to be expected.  Score still stunk today.....but...I know this.....it's all about having FAITH in the instruction.  Actually, had the putts gone in today that usually do (which has nothing to do with the instruction about my swing), I would have made a respectable number

HappyUP!!! - clarity
Why it happened - I received an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - all confusion cleared on a bit of a vexing issue.  The Four Agreements helped


Great speech
Interesting speech
Delivering a great evaluation....and Kristi noticing my "gumption" for delivering it
Getting some picture help
Recovery/wedge/par 1....drive/9 iron 2.....wedge 3....recovery/wedge 4.....7 iron into wind 5....wedge/chip 6....good break with drive/9 iron 7.....drive/wedge/largo/putt/just missed birdie 9.....6 iron 10.....drive/6 iron/largo 11.....hybrid 12.....2 putt 13...1 putt 14.....pro grade bunker shot to back pin 15....drive/putt 16.....5 iron/putt/3 greenies 17
Walking out with a W

HappyUP!!! Day 2273

HappyUP!!! - word of the day
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - so cute of Sherri to do a play off of something I said last week....and make me playfully eat some crow...by choosing the actual word "Scott" as the "word of the day."  It was prescious. I especially loved the definition, "leader by example rather than by direction."  THAT is a very apt description of my leadership style.....never been one to boss people around...always been one that has NO PROBLEM putting on that next pot of coffee.....or parking far away from front entrance so the people that can pay the bills (customers) get the parking spot they deserve.

HappyUP!!! - Four Agreements speech
Why it happened - Kathy delivered today
Why it makes me happy - I'm not sure she was there...or remembered the times I have spoken about the Four Agreements. No matter.  I was just thrilled that someone gave a speech about this important concept.  It's always a great reminder.  Like the Bible, the Four Agreements are a great...and simple...way to live...........but so hard to stick to.  Yet....we learn from mistakes and move on. She did a great job regarding being Impeccable with Your Words in reminding us all......"and that begins with the words you tell yourself!"  AWESOME piece of teaching!!!

HappyUP!!! - running into an old friend after golf
Why it happened - the person came to the club
Why it makes me happy - so glad to reaquaint.....it's a beautiful thing

HappyUP!!! - help from the pro
Why it happened - he has me in his sites
Why it makes me happy - there are no quick fixes in golf....or in life. Sometimes, as much as you THINK you know...and what you THINK you are an expert on......you NEED some outside intervention. Yeah, it's uncomfortable...it's work....but....if, what you are doing isn't working, it's good to get guidance from a professional.  I'm on the right track....tho it will take some time...and work...and a re-visit in a week or so........but it will work

HappyUP!!! - properly struck shots
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - yep....it's dicey right now....but there were a lot of shots that were beyond good....they were "properly struck".....which included that birdie on 14. Though many setbacks....expected....I paid more attention to the good


Our Toastmaster
A guest
3 speeches....all great
3 great evaluations
Our word of the day
Getting some help from the pro
Running into an old friend after golf
A VERY nice weather day...even if a bit warm
6 iron/9 iron par 1.....putt 2...drive/wedge 4....wedge 6...drive/punch 7....5 iron 8....wedge 9....wedge 11....pitch/putt 12...flop 13...hybrid/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 14....drive/wedge/putt/birdie 15....drive/wedge 16

Monday, April 22, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2272

HappyUP!!! - new gas lines
Why it happened - PG&E entered my property for retrofitting
Why it makes me happy - nothing blew up

HappyUP!!! - talking to the reporter
Why it happened - he reached out
Why it makes me happy - glad to give my insights for his upcoming story.  The "news" isn't really news....in fact....it is quite overplayed......I'm kind of tired of it actually.....but I'll tell the story one more time for the press

HappyUP!!! - gardening
Why it happened - still phasing it in
Why it makes me happy - though we gardeners wait all year to "go in"....I have learned....you do a little delay....and it spaces out the presentation of the fruit. Summer is a long season. Patience

HappyUP!!! - an evening walk
Why it happened - one has to stretch their legs
Why it makes me happy - it just did

Sunday, April 21, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2271

HappyUP!!! - wood fire pizza
Why it happened - lovely night
Why it makes me happy - THAT was some good eats

HappyUP!!! - fire pit time at the club
Why it happened - it was lovely outside
Why it makes me happy - great to spend some time with this entire family.....on a gorgeous evening

HappyUP!!! - emergency 9
Why it happened - the head pro wanted to go
Why it makes me happy - beautiful evening......9 holes in an hour.....in a gorgeous setting...and I got some MUCH needed instruction regarding my setup.

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on first hole of emergency 9
Why it happened - got that help
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't just hit well....it was hit properly.....and to within 6 inches for a gimmie birdie


Great brekko
Par on 1....drive/8 iron/putt 2...drive 3....par 5....chip 6....drive 7...a chance on 9...wedge 10....8 iron recovery/chutt 13....great break/wedge/putt/birdie 14...drive/pitch 15....bunker shot 17

Wood fire pizza....meeting kids....grandkids.....some know my family clan


Family time at the fire pit
An emergency 9 with the head pro....recovery shot/8 iron to gimmie birdie 10....drive/5 iron 11...pitch 13....bunker shot 14....masterful pitch 15....wonderful recovery 9 iron 16....nice 6 iron 17....hybrid on 18

Great instruction....I KNOW what I need to work on

Saturday, April 20, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2270 Sat

Glad my buddy got a chance to play at a big
local venue. As usual....the Dominator was just killing it!

HappyUP!!! - meeting a friend face to face for the first time
Why it happened - went out an supported an old friend
Why it makes me happy - good to catch a great show.....and do some visiting....and hearing a guest guitar player just RIP IT UP!

HappyUP!!! - brother golf
Why it happened - we golf
Why it makes me happy - it was Nutter Brother's Inc today.....partners.  We killed em on the front...and then were getting killed on the back.....but reigned it in on the last hole........and I got a free half sandwich!

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 17
Why it happened - I put myself in a buried lie
Why it makes me happy - we REALLY needed that par...and i was HIGHLY unlikely to do it out of THAT lie!.....but I did.....and promptly BUSTED a big drive on 18 on top of it.  I like closing strong!


Wedge 1.....drive 2.....drive/3 wood 3.....punch/chip 4.....9 iron 5....9 iron 6....drive 7....drive/9 iron/2 putt 9....drive 10...hybrid/9 iron 14....drive/wedge 15.....punch/pitch/putt 16.....bunker shot/putt 17....drive/hybrid/wedge 18

Nice day sitting outside

Friday, April 19, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2269

HappyUP!!! - caught in Boston
Why it happened - great police work
Why it makes me happy - glad that city can breathe a sigh of relief.....and that we might get some answers

HappyUP!!! - Bob-O
Why it happened - he called me
Why it makes me happy - a last minute guest? Always a treat

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - 4 solid shots
Why it makes me happy - finishing well...with all quality shots......always leaves a happy taste in one's mouth

Thursday, April 18, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2268

HappyUP!!! - interfaith service
Why it happened - Boston
Why it makes me happy - I loved seeing all the different religions coming together for this event. I love that they have a council that attempts to see our differences.

HappyUP!!! - unexpected golf
Why it happened - too nice a day to pass up
Why it makes me happy - just enjoyed the day in the great outdoors

HappyUP!!! - brother as partner
Why it happened - just how it shook out today
Why it makes me happy - we aren't the "winningest duo" when we are partners....but I always cherish when it is "Nutter Brothers Inc." against the enemy


Home Depot
Interfaith service
Unexpected golf
Brother as partner

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2267

I will admit...the presentation may not be 
the best.....BUT....don't knock a microwave
ziplock bag omelette until you have had one!

HappyUP!!! - winning a nice sum at brother's expense
Why it happened - it's golf
Why it makes me happy - I always like a "W"....the fact that my bro was an opponent today just makes it a little sweeter.

HappyUP!!! - bunker shots
Why it happened - I got a bit of skills
Why it makes me happy - while I should not have been there, I was DAMN GOOD out of those sand traps today.....got my share of "sandies" today

HappyUP!!! - special day
Why it happened - they come up on the calendar
Why it makes me happy - it just does

HappyUP!!! - Al's "Box on the Wall" Speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't as much of a speech as it was an example of storytelling.  EVERYBODY was moved by this one


Drive/hybrid/putt/birdie 1....pitch 2....drive/hybrid/chip 4...8 iron punch 5...drive/wedge 6....bunker shot 7....4 iron 8....punch 10....drive/bunker shot 11....drive/8 iron/chip/putt 13....hybrid/wedge 14....drive/fried egg bunker shot 15....drive/bunker shot/putt 16.....5 iron 17...drive/hybrid/wedge 18

Surviving the wind
Great speeches today....especially Al's
A special day in my history....card

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2266

HappyUP!!! - she's back!!!
Why it happened - I notice
Why it makes me happy - she not only came back again....she brought a couple of friends with her. Very meaningful to me

HappyUP!!! - good plumbing
Why it happened - I know a good plumber
Why it makes me happy - knocked out a couple of issues in short time....and not too much expense

HappyUP!!! - speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - 3 top of the line speeeches today....they just ROCKED!!!!

HappyUP!!! - a visit
Why it happened - my bud needed to unwind
Why it makes me happy - LOVE being there for people....Mi Casa Su Casa


Bonnie entertaining speech...Kathy's heartfelt speech....Jaimie's informational speech
Lawrence's observation about the meeting
Getting a check
Good plumbing fix

Monday, April 15, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2265

HappyUP!!! - Po Po
Why it happened - great city
Why it makes me happy - SOMETHING went down on my street today...and it was suppressed....big time....I like that

HappyUP!!! - drenching rain
Why it happened - it wasn't called for
Why it makes me happy - we need every drop we can get. LOVED the pour this afternoon

HappyUP!!! - quick planting
Why it happened - lost a little time
Why it makes me happy - I was running out of daylight....really needed to get "in the ground" today.... it was a lesson on "hustle"!


Po Po
Drenching rain
Quick planting
Chatting about events of the day
Trip to bank
McDonalds brekko

Sunday, April 14, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2264

HappyUP!!! - Masters Sunday
Why it happened - its a tradition...like no other
Why it makes me happy - it's just a FANTASTIC day of athletic drama in the most beautiful setting that doesn't have mountains or a coastline.

HappyUP!!! - Masters FINISH
Why it happened - they were "getting it on"
Why it makes me happy - A Scott drains a long putt......A Cabrerra watches from out in the fairway....and then hits it to 3 feet to tie.....on the ULTIMATE STAGE!!! It gets no better than that.

HappyUP!!! - losing a bet
Why it happened - it's the Masters
Why it makes me happy - it was a good loss....even though....I will have to suffer to pay the debt.... or not.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - a putt
Why it makes me happy - you can't beat knocking in the big one on the last hole


Masters Sunday
Wedge 6....grinding par 7...grinding par 8...wedge 10...bump out 11...bunker shot 12....good break/wedge 13...hybrid/wedge 14....par 15....9 iron runner 16....pitch 17....drive/hybird/wedge/putt/birdie 18

Getting birdie put in on top of me
Just spectacular weather
Great dinner

Saturday, April 13, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2263

Just missed the fairway.....I did not deserve this especially at this critical juncture in
our match....butguess what? Golf imitates life. We all get bad breaks. Believe
it or not, I wedged this one out....hit a pitch shot to 7 feet...if
I had hit the putt a bit harder, it would have been a par. 

HappyUP!!! - tough lie
Why it happened - I pulled a drive a little and got a bad bounce
Why it makes me happy - responsibility lesson. I REALLY didn't need that bad break at that time....but...at same time...I was a part of the process. I pulled the tee shot.  No whining about it...I did my best and damn near made a par

HappyUP!!!! - moving day
Why it happened - The Masters
Why it makes me happy - if there is only ONE sporting event I could watch all year, this would be it!!!!

HappyUP!!! - amazing par on 18
Why it happened - I am a scrambler
Why it makes me happy - I was in the trees left...then in the trees right...amazing little punch shot that could have even given me a birdie putt. Made the unlikely par....and took down $6 American!


Moving day
Drive/hybrid 1...pitch 2....wedge 3...drive/3 wood 4...chip 5....drive 6....pitch 7....drive/7 iron 9...up at the turn....good break/2 putt 10....recovery shot/flop 11...7 iron 12...drive/8 iron 13....hybrid/bunker shot/putt 14....bunker shot 15.....tree shot/wedge 16....6 iron/lip out 17....amazing par 18


Friday, April 12, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2262

HappyUP!!! - tuning up the guitar
Why it happened - it was left in my care
Why it makes me happy - soooooo much fun grinding on the kid's creation. He put so much work into it. What a gem....and a sacred honor

HappyUP!!! - the Masters and life lesson
Why it happened - they play it every year
Why it makes me happy - a 14 year old boy taught the WORLD how to handle what happens when life hands you a piece of crap. GRACE and HONOR

HappyUP!!! - fabulous pitch on 18
Why it happened - I got skillz
Why it makes me happy - I didn't make the putt....but that pitch I hit between the tree...over the sand trap...and into the bank?....on the money hole....it was perfection.


Morning errands run
Drive/hybrid/wedge 1.....drive/bunker shot/putt 3....drive/hybrid/wedge 4...8 iron 5...drive 6....punch shot 7....5 iron 8...drive/8iron/putt 9.....hybrid/wedge 10....punch shot/putt 11....4 iron 12...drive/wedge contact 13....hybrid/chip 14....recovery punch 15....recovery punch 16....fabulous pitch 18

Minimizing the loss
Spectacular weather
Tuning up the axe
Chinese kid teaching THE WORLD a life lesson....it is what golf does

Thursday, April 11, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2261

HappyUP!!! - final instructions done
Why it happened - project done
Why it makes me happy - it's not a pretty thing....just a responsible thing

HappyUP!!! - a new Axe
Why it happened - wood shop
Why it makes me happy - great to bang out some old rockin tunes on this fine machine

HappyUP!!! - practice
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - always good to do a little tuning


Final instructions done
A new AXE

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2260

Life is too short for cheap seats!!! 

HappyUP!!! - great seats
Why it happened - connections
Why it makes me happy - I don't go to a lot of events....but...when I do...I LOVE great seats

HappyUP!!! - perfect weather
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - you never know what you will get in SF.......today....the word was "sunscreen"....THAT, my friends......is a GREAT day in SF. With a gentle breeze on top of it, one could think they were in Hawaii

HappyUP!!! - big Giants win
Why it happened - great hitting and bad defense
Why it makes me happy - it was a 10-0 game....but it was still exciting at the bottom of the 7th to see Buster get a chance at the cycle. Fans were STILL so into it!!!


Leaving on time
EZ drive into the city
Fabulous weather
A dog and a beer at the park
Grantabulous seats
Getting back home
Great soup

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2259

HappyUP!!! - jury duty
Why it happened - I do my civic duty
Why it makes me happy - I learned a lot...as I sat there for many hours....but was SOOOOO happy...to go before the judge at the end of the day....and that he had the wisdom to know that I was not in the number line to be picked...to excuse me.....so I can have SOOOO much fun tomorrow. The system isn't perfect...but it works....especially if you NutUP!!!...and our HONEST

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - a bit of scrambling
Why it makes me happy - great...solid speeches...I learned things...excellent

HappyUP!!! - good bike ride
Why it happened - I have some legs
Why it makes me happy - good to stretch them again

HappyUP!!! - oil change
Why it happened - gotta do maintenance
Why it makes me happy - ran across an old friend while I was picking up the car. Great conversation


Great TM meeting
3 solid speeches
Oil change
Bike ride
Wind down a little
Jury duty - did my time....got an education
Being excused from the above - common sense

Monday, April 08, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2258

HappyUP!!! - hiking
Why it happened - I got the call
Why it makes me happy - nice trail.....not a long hike....some great elevation change.  I love to take a hike....doesn't have to be a major event (tho it can be).

HappyUP!!! - Championship Game
Why it happened - March Madness concludes
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't glued to the game....saw enough while was doing other things.... good to see Louisville win.  Their coach is a winner

HappyUP!!! - trip to the Dojo
Why it happened - I go
Why it makes me happy - great to see some pads getting slapped around....HARD...today.  Ran into a couple of old acquaintenances too.

HappyUP!!! - scoring some tickets
Why it happened - I went digging
Why it makes me happy - fun coming up this week.....for sure!!!


Trip to the Dojo
Delicious dinner
Final Four

Sunday, April 07, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2257

HappyUP!!! - letting in the cat
Why it happened - oops!
Why it makes me happy - she didn't seem TOO upset even though I forgot to put her in last night.  Oh yeah, she let me know about my transgression.....she got over it

HappyUP!!! - good night sleep
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I sleep pretty well, in general, for my age....but last night's was just AWESOME!!!

HappyUP!!! - great invite
Why it happened - being thought of
Why it makes me happy - let the good times roll!!!

HappyUP!!! - grocery run
Why it happened - snuck this one in
Why it makes me happpy - awesome to get this done in a tight timeframe.  I'm set for the week!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2256

HappyUP!!! - game 1 of playoffs
Why it happened - March Madness
Why it makes me happy - LOVE the excitement of a game that could go either way.....right down to th wire

HappyUP!!! - game 2 of playoffs
Why it happened - March Madness
Why it makes me happy - see above..........just times it by 2

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 8
Why it happened - a good shot...and a good bounce...and a great putt
Why it makes me happy - someone else had the greenie tied up....until I snuck this little gem inside them and stole the "dots."


Game 1 of playoffs
Game 2 of playoffs
Skirt steak and asparagus
Stunning day
5 iron/birdie on 8....drive 9....hybrid/2 putt 10....drive/7 iron/putt 11....drive/7 iron 13...drive/8 iron cute shot/putt/birdie 15....drive/wedge/putt 16....drive/hybrid/cute 8 iron/putt 18
Firepit time

Friday, April 05, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2255

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - we gutted it out
Why it makes me happy - it didn't start out well......did a little magic on the back side and pulled one out

HappyUP!!! - Near ACE!
Why it happened - heck of a shot
Why it makes me happy - finally got my first one a few months ago........6 inches from flying that one in the hole today....and it pretty much stayed right there.

HappyUP!!! - wonderful evening
Why it happened - it's Friday night
Why it makes me happy - who doesn't love getting out for a few hours

Thursday, April 04, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2254

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - an April shower
Why it makes me happy - we'll take any drop we can get right now.  What a year.  We started WAY above normal in totals.....but that petered out in a hurry

HappyUP!!! - running into Kelly
Why it happened - TraderJoes
Why it makes me happy - haven't seen this lady for years....didn't even recognize her.  Glad to hear that she is doing well and is back in town.  Weird who you run into at a check in line

HappyUP!!! - new chicken salad
Why it happened - TraderJoes
Why it makes me happy - I have always enjoyed one particular one that they carry...but it has a couple of things in it that are less than my favorite.  This new one?.....the BOMB!!!!


Running into Kelly
Trip to the bank
Clean up
Paying dues
Different chicken salad at TraderJoes

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2253

HappyUP!!! - coffee time, Jack
Why it happened - I do this
Why it makes me happy - who knew that my coffee mate was a part of the Quack Pack....Jack?!?

HappyUP!!! - WAH!!!!!
Why it happened - he came out as my guest
Why it makes me happy - LOVE WAH!!! Always a most welcome guest

HappyUP!!! - addition of JM
Why it happened - he was looking for a game
Why it makes me happy - glad to have had the room and that he called me at the last minute.  We had a great afternoon



Addition of JMC
Drive 1....pitch/putt 2....drive/3 wood/pitch/putt 3....drive 4.....drive 6....pitch/putt 8....drive/pitch/putt 9...hybrid/wedege 10....pitch 11...pitch/putt 12...drive 13...hybrid/wedge/putt 14....drive/driving wedge/chutt/putt 15.....good break/wedge 16....tough pitch 17.....hook recovery/hybrid/pitch/putt 18
Good time with many friends

Joke at TM

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2252

Hugh MacLeod has a great website.  This has
always been one of his favorite cartoons

HappyUP!!! - a wonderful angel
Why it happened - she reached out to me
Why it makes me happy - I go along......and do my day to day stuff....like many of us do....especially men....and not realize/appreciate....how well and how deeply we sometimes touch people.  I was reached out to by one of those people today....totally unexpected...and was very moved by the gesture.  I will surely be adding this encounter to my prayers/meditations/reflections...and hold it as a reminder.

HappyUP!!! - impromptu speech
Why it happened - my prepared speech wasn't right for the audience
Why it makes me happy - I had a speech all ready that was geared up for our newer members.  Guess what happened?....ALL of our new members happened to be out today.  What do I do? Bore the veteran members with my prepared speech?  No....I happened across a magazine article before the meeting....and I paraphrased the HECK out of that article (giving credit to the source, of course).  I didn't read the article (NOBODY except a kid likes to be read to for 7 minutes).  Low and behold...lots of accolades for the talk.

HappyUP!!! - neice time
Why it happened - house hunting
Why it makes me happy - I love my neice.  I was so honored that she wanted me along to check out the situation about her possible new abode.  Yeah...I worry for her....and, as an uncle, I think that is part of my job.  You have to put the worry aside....get excited....and be ready to help when needed.


Delivering an impromptu speech....
Being touched by a wonderful angel
TV show
Drive/wedge 1...drive 2....drive 3....drive/3 wood/pitch shot 4....punch shot 7....hybrid 8....drive 10...drive/bunker shot 11...pitch 12...hybrid 14....8 iron/pitch putt 16....pitch/putt 17....drive/wedge/putt 18
Windshield time
Wah coming
House hunting with my neice

Monday, April 01, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2251


Your first quarter is over - How are you doing? Do you remember your aspirations that you started with at the beginning of the year?  If they aren't going well, think of something.  IF you were working for a PRIVATE corporation, you would have someone all "up in your grill" regarding bad first quarter results....

...you would be accountable - for improvements. Yeah........you'd hate getting beaten up about it

Do you hold yourself just as accountable - for YOU Inc.?

What are you going - to do about it?

There is still plenty of time - to make your year

HappyUP!!! - a great find
Why it happened - I got out the ladder
Why it makes me happy - thought I had tossed something important out. As I broke the seal on the box, I had a huge sigh of relief

HappyUP!!! - PG&E has my back
Why it happened - digging in front of my house
Why it makes me happy - yeah....they were noisy....I decided it was a good time to crank up the electric guitar as NO WAY my neighbors could hear me above the jack hammer. I'm just glad that I am getting some increased safety.

HappyUP!!! - clean
Why it happened - I have a good razor
Why it makes me happy - I love the clean feel


Finding a GREAT item
Lovely day
PGE covering my back
Opening Day
Wonderful re-connection with old friend