Wednesday, July 31, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2371

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 5
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - in the air, it looked like a possible ace....just came up a bit short....awesome to convert this one

HappyUP!!! - hole 18
Why it happened - recovery
Why it makes me happy - I had REALLY SNAP hook a hybrid back into play....which left me 170 yards out on a sidehill lie.....and I drew that baby right into the pin within 10 feet.....RIGHT when it was most get the big W.

HappyUP!!! - great communication
Why it happened - it needed to
Why it makes me happy - awesome to get a point across...and have it received


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2370

HappyUP!!! - Lads n Lassies
Why it happened - our club puts it on
Why it makes me happy - it was a kick to play in this alternative format with the ladies of the club....and my brother

HappyUP!!! - tomato giveaway
Why it happened - I picked
Why it makes me happy - I know this guy is going to snap these babies up

HappyUP!!! - starting with a birdie
Why it happened - teamwork
Why it makes me happy - toughest hole on the course.....I boomed the brother dropped the hybrid in there within 20 feet....and Lorne canned the putt! What a start!!!


Kitty time in da house
DRIVE on 3/partner putt/...partner putt 4...pitch 5....partner pitch 6....DRIVE 7/partner wedge/my putt 7....DRIVE 9....3 wood 10....9 iron 12...partner iron 14...partner putt 15...DRIVE 16/partner wedge....5 iron 17/partner shot better....DRIVE 18/partner wedge/PUTT.....3-wood 1...DRIVE 2/PARTNER DRIVE 2
Great much fun in lads and lassies
Giving away more toms
Negotiations between the cats

Monday, July 29, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2369

HappyUP!!! - trip to the dump
Why it happened - old TV
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE how easy it is to dump now as opposed to what I grew up with.....and that BIG e-waste is FREE to dump

HappyUP!!! - trimming up
Why it happened - had some overgrowth
Why it makes me happy - just looks great

HappyUP!!! - yardworker
Why it happened - my little buddy wanted to work
Why it makes me happy - great, quality time spent....some life lessons getting ported across....great experience

HappyUP!!! - family fun in the evening
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - what a kick!


Brekko at McDonalds
Trimming the bush
Mowing the lawn
Trip to the dump
Family fun in the evening
Fabtabulous weather
Tom deliveries
Fun with my lil buddy

Sunday, July 28, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2368

HappyUP!!! - emergency 18
Why it happened - we needed it
Why it makes me happy - played in less than 4 hours....good time....nice weather

HappyUP!!! - lemon bush
Why it happened - it needed to
Why it makes me happy - I brought that bad boy down to it's knees......without incurring any cuts

HappyUP!!! - splitting lunch
Why it happened - we were at the club
Why it makes me happy - splitting a half club....yeah...I sounds like a quarter club. It's not. It's's delicious.....and it's a HECK of a deal


Emergency 18
Second 18 played in less than 4 hours
Splitting a lunch
Birdie on 17 in the morning...MUCH needed
Birdie on 12 in the afternoon

Saturday, July 27, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2367

HappyUP!!! - Jr Amateur
Why it happened - the USGA
Why it makes me happy - it was great seeing Martis Camp....and the talent of these youngsters

HappyUP!!! - item FOUND
Why it happened - I had given up
Why it makes me happy - it's that have been there....."HEY!!!...There it is!"  You know what I mean

HappyUP!!! - Portia fun
Why it happened - she is a kitten
Why it makes me happy - I just love this little addition to our family to pieces!

Friday, July 26, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2366

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - always nice to get off to a good start...especially when every shot was perfect

HappyUP!!! - great sleep
Why it happened - it just did
Why it makes me happy - gotta love a great night's sleep

HappyUP!!! - getting things done
Why it happened - I hopped on it
Why it makes me happy - I was up against a bit of a time crunch....and I was flying through some things that aren't my favorite things to do


Great sleep
Birdie 1.....chip/par 3...5 iron 8....par 9 MUCH needed...par par par on last 3 holes
Fabulous salad
Great weather
Getting things done

Thursday, July 25, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2365

HappyUP!!! - BLT
Why it happened - I garden
Why it makes me happy - there just is NOTHING like a BLT with fresh toms from the backyard

HappyUP!!! - great reading
Why it happened - I came across an old book
Why it makes me happy - some books really can be read more than once

HappyUP!!! - play day
Why it happened - taking care of my furry child
Why it makes me happy - she just LOVES playing with her Uncle Buddy...when those two get together, it's a crackup


Play day
Getting things done
Great reading
Toms yielding...BLT

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2364

HappyUP!!! - near eagle on 13
Why it happened - a great drive.....and a better wedge
Why it makes me happy - this hole drives all of us fits....I came within a whisker of getting that 2 out of it today....but a birdie is pretty good

HappyUP!!! - great speeches
Why it happened - The Articulators
Why it makes me happy - I was touched in many different ways by the variety of speeches today. SO glad t be around these quality people

HappyUP!!! - another solid round
Why it happened - just does
Why it makes me happy - you can never figure out this game....just enjoy the ride when things are on the upswing


Zombie speech...Icebreaker speech...The Old One speech
Drive/4 iron/wedge iron 2...hybrid/wedge putt 7...hybrid/chutt iron iron 11...bunker shot eagle/BIRDIE 13...recovery punch/chip 14....hybrid/wedge/putt 9 iron punch 16....FLOP SHOT par 18
Yet another solid round
Walking it out in a high temp/high hu

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2363

HappyUP!!! - guest...join
Why it happened - she was invited
Why it makes me happy - this new member liked what she saw...I love it when we have great meetings

HappyUP!!! - Carrissa returns
Why it happened - done with summer fun
Why it makes me happy - we WILL help this young lady....great to have her back

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron 13
Why it happened - skillz?
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't a tough shot....a little awkward....but it was absolutely perfect...almost made an eagle


A guest ...who wants to join
Carrissa returns
3 speeches
Running the meeting
Wonderful match today
Drive/4 iron/wedge 1...pitch 2...pitch 4...9 iron/GREENIE 6....5 iron 8....wedge 9....hybrid/wedge/putt BIRDIE iron 11...6 iron/chut 12...9 iron to GIMMIE RANGE/BIRDIE 13...4 iron/GREAT chip 14...6 iron recovery 16....5 iron/2-putt 18
Getting the W over the assistant pro
Time spent meeting some new friends
HDTV....Giants game

Monday, July 22, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2362

HappyUP!!! - Best Buy Guy
Why it happened - TV blew out
Why it makes me happy - I think people overspend on TV's.  Why spend so much on something that..quite should be doing other things with your time with. Yet...gotta enjoy some tube. This dude "got me" and what I was about. Easy upgrade

HappyUP!!! - trip to Comcast
Why it happened - see above...had to go from regular to HD
Why it makes me happy - Comcast store can be a was eezy breezy today

HappyUP!!! - got it DONE
Why it happened - I got on it
Why it makes me happy - buying a TV/stand...assembling both...going to Comcast...dealing with the new signal from Comcast....and even taking ALL OF THAT PACKAGING to the an impressive time....NICE!!!


Brandon at Best Buy
Comcast trip
Putting that stand together
Getting a new HD signal
Off to the recycle
Getting it all done in an afternoon

Sunday, July 21, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2361

HappyUP!!! - British Open
Why it happens - it happens every year
Why it makes me happy - it's a different brand of golf that is played in the Scotland/Ireland area....links golf...very unpredictable for American players....and always interesting to watch

HappyUP!!! - Mickelson wins
Why it happened - he played one of the greatest final rounds in Open history
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a Mickelson fan....but I HAD to appreciate one of the finest rounds of golf ever played in the circumstance. The dude flat out got it done

HappyUP!!! - GREAT brekko
Why it happened - my TV blew out
Why it makes me happy - so thankful that I could enjoy the final round of the such a comfy place....and get a GREAT brekko scramble!!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2360

HappyUP!!! - two 7-irons
Why it happened - swinging well
Why it makes me happy - I hit two of the PUREST 7-irons in my entire golf career today. Unfortunately, they were both hit so well that they were long of the pin....but they yielded much needed pars. They were just beauties!!!

HappyUP!!! - British Open
Why it happened - it's that time of the year
Why it makes me happy - I'll be up early tommorrow taking in major championship number is a TREMENDOUS leaderboard going into round 4.

HappyUP!!! - green speed
Why it happened - greenskeeper may be relaxing
Why it makes me happy - green speed has been slow.....basically to protect the greens during the summer heat.  You let the greens grow a bit longer...more shade to the's an exact science during the summer here in the valley.  The greens are now a little faster...which is NICE!


8 iron/largo iron 3....9 iron 7...6 iron/greenie iron/2 putt shot 10....8 iron high cut over trees 11....5 iron 12...pitch 13...4 iron/2 putt 14.....putt 16.....majestic 7 iron 17...hybrid/punch 9 iron 18

Flipping the entire game on 18
Lots of great speed

Friday, July 19, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2359

HappyUP!!! - squirrel in the cart
Why it happened - cole slaw
Why it makes me happy - one of the guys I was golfing with today was riding.  There was such a rustle over in his cart......regarding his leftover lunch....cole slaw....that squirrel just RIPPED IT UP!!! It was so funny.

HappyUP!!! - solid ball striking
Why it happened - staying true to my stuff
Why it makes me happy - everything seems to be holding together. The score today was good...about as bad as it could have been....could have been a LOT better with a few putts dropping. All is good

HappyUP!!! - walk 9/ride 9
Why it happened - heat/humidity
Why it makes me happy - I could have walked the back 9...glad I didn't.  Had some stomach things going to take it easy in the heat

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened - details
Why it makes me happy - more good times with my buddy


4 iron recovery/wedge iron 2...hybrid/wedge/putt iron/wedge 4...9 iron 7....6 iron 8....pitch break/wedge iron 11...pitch/putt 13...5 iron recovery 15....putt 16....7 iron 17...7 iron/pitch 18

British Open
Squirrels in the cart

Thursday, July 18, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2358

HappyUP!!! - great advice
Why it happened - a reach out
Why it makes me happy - absolutely spot on consult

HappyUP!!! - cleaning up
Why it happened - a few messes
Why it makes me happy - new pets are like new kids.....nice to get it going

HappyUP!!! - British Open
Why it happened - it's a yearly deal
Why it makes me happy - it is always cool to see this different brand of entire different mentality and strategy to play true links courses.....every year

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2357

HappyUP!!! - City of Roseville
Why it happened - lots of public works going on
Why it makes me happy - the dudes did great work...they had to come a little further in....but I got some great information

HappyUP!!! - WAH!!!
Why it happened - he came out
Why it makes me happy - love WAH!!!....we had a wonderful match today

HappyUP!!! - 18
Why it happened - it was all on the line
Why it makes me happy - 3 birdies...and a sandie par....great all around play on the final hole


City of Roseville doing some me good info
Toastmasters Group accomodating
Drive/4 iron/wedge iron 2....pitch/par iron/wedge 4...9 iron 7...6 iron 8...
drive/wedge/BIRDIE to tuff pin
BIRDIE on 18....3 birdies and a sandy actually

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2356

HappyUP!!! - improvement
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - 1 week....and our newest member is already making remarkable strides

HappyUP!!! - Marysville driving
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - great day to have the top down....both ways

HappyUP!!! - s'mores and swimming
Why it happened - just a nice evening
Why it makes me happy - delicious s'mores....great temp for swimming...lots of family fun


Ben and table topics
Lyle and Luke speeches
Drive to Marysville
New partner
Drive/6 iron/bunker shot 2....6 iron 3....hybrid/chip 5....4 iron/9 iron/putt 6....6 iron 8...9 iron 12....wedge/putt 15....8 iron 16....good break/wedge/putt 18
Drive home
Swim time
Fun with Portia

Sad News

The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies and 
Captain Crunch. The gravesite was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.

Born and bread in Minnesota, Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough; three children, John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Monday, July 15, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2355

HappyUP!!! - brekko with my buddy
Why it happened - we set it up
Why it makes me happy - great doing some catch up with this guy

HappyUP!!! - getting shined up
Why it happened - I go to the dentist
Why it makes me happy - my hygenist is really good...yeah, she gets a little tough at times...but not too tough...she always does a great job

HappyUP!!! - finding the necklace
Why it happened - she lost it
Why it makes me happy - it's not always easy to find a lost necklace!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2354

HappyUP!!! - emergency 18
Why it happened - we all played well in the morning
Why it makes me happy - all agendas were clear....why not go for a second 18 today? Great fun and fellowship!

HappyUP!!! - great playoff
Why it happened - John Deere
Why it makes me happy - all 3 of these dudes were grinding...for 6 sudden death. Love seeing a great gut check!

HappyUP!!! - fabulous weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - it made it possible to have a stellar day

8 iron recovery 1....pitch 2...putt 4....9 iron 5....wedge 6....hybrid 7....6 iron 8....skank driver off deck iron iron 11...putt/Sandie/Bullet iron/BIRDIE 13...3 wood 14....wedge 15....8 iron 16....6 iron/LARGO/Birdie 17....gutting out a bogey on 18

Drive/4 iron/wedge iron/putt/BIRDIE 2....Drive/3 wood/LARGO 4...9 iron 5....bunker shot 6...punch/pitch 7....pitch shot 9....hybrid/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 11....5 iron/greenie 12....9 iron/2 putt 13....3 wood 14....pitch 15...3 wood 16.....pitch off the tree well/putt 18

Going for an emergency 18
Great weather
Fabulous salad
Great playoff
Coming home to the P girl

Saturday, July 13, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2353

HappyUP!!! - Timmy No Hits Em
Why it happened - he got his groove on
Why it makes me happy - the Giants NEED some excitement...momentum....SOMETHING!

HappyUP!!! - tomato time
Why it happened - I grow
Why it makes me happy - sandwich at lunch...salad at dinner...all featuring the glorious homegrown...delicious!!!

HappyUP!!! - talking with my buddy
Why it happened - he gave me a call
Why it makes me happy - people have tough times...they do what they gotta do....but they still do the upstanding's gonna work out.

HappyUP!!! - lots of fun with the P girl
Why it happened - I was around the house today
Why it makes me happy - she is such a crackup/cuddler...funny stuff

Friday, July 12, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2352

HappyUP!!! - Dom at the Fountains
Why it happened - decided to support our buddy
Why it makes me happy - lovely evening for some great kick back music

HappyUP!!! - running into an old client
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - haven't seen this person in years....great to reacquaint

HappyUP!!! - Jazz getting her spotlight
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - she was in HEAVEN being he center of attention tonight....a big hit with kids and adults alike

HappyUP!!! - scampi and noodles
Why it happened - my GF got it going on
Why it makes me happy - it was OH...SO....TASTEY!!! What a meal!!!!


Great little brekko
4 iron break 1....4 iron recovery/flop 3....hybrid/wedge 4....9 iron 5....bunker shot/SANDIE 6...chutt 8 iron/putt/getting 1 both ways iron 11...7 iron 12....7 iron 13....9 iron 14....8 iron 16....chip iron/chutt 18
Dom at the Fountains
Jazzy show off

Thursday, July 11, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2351

HappyUP!!! - great road luck
Why it happened - we were on the road
Why it makes me happy - nobody likes a flagman when up in the can mean long delays. No such problems today...hit it just right!

HappyUP!!! - Squeeze Inn
Why it happened - LOVE the Squeeze Inn
Why it makes me happy - don't get to eat there that often.....but love it everytime I do

HappyUP!!! - parking space
Why it happened - a bit of negotiating
Why it makes me happy - it's not that easy to park at Emerald Bay. We were thankful to not have to have parked in an alternate lot.....later in the day....after doing the ascent back up to "base camp."

HappyUP!!! - paddling
Why it happened - we made it happen
Why it makes me happy - it was a ton of fun to be out in Emerald Bay....on a spectacular day....just paddling around


Toms reddening
Lovely drive to brekko
Top down to the bay
Getting a parking spot
Great luck during road construction
Awesome weather
Fun paddling
Hiking around the teacup
Learning things.....CalNeva no longer a casino....and casino's charge for change jars

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2350

HappyUP!!! - a little mental game on 18
Why it happened - I was just joking
Why it makes me happy - this dude prides himself on being savvy.....but he bought into the loss hook, line, and sinker. I couldn't believe it!

HappyUP!!! - the girls rocked it
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - so awesome to be entertained by these two pros

HappyUP!!! - diagnosis and cure
Why it happened - I work with the docs
Why it makes me happy - everything will be just fine....just going to take a bit of time

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 13
Why it happened - incredible second shot and a great putt
Why it makes me happy - a high hook 6 iron is not exactly "stock in trade" for me.....but I put a great move on that one. The putt was a big breaker....and I put that puppy right in the jar.


Coffee with Trav
Cherie's entertaining speech
Anita's entertaining speech
Giving great coaching
Drive/5 iron/wedge iron 2....4 iron recover 3....punch shots 4....pitch/par 5....wedge/putt iron 7....7 iron/greenie 8.....pitch/putt 10....clipped pitch/putt/bulet 11....pitch 12....high 6 iron draw/putt/unlikely BIRDIE 13....4 iron/nearly holed wedge/BIRDIE 14......wedge/largo/putt 16....6 iron 4 iron hook/wedge 18
A little mental game on 18
Coming back from being down after 9
Kelly and John
Planning for tomorrow
A diagnosis and meds and cure
Great weather

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2349

HappyUP!!! - visitor
Why it happened - he's touring
Why it makes me happy - what a great idea. A Toastmaster from another club is out "wandering the Toastmaster world" in observing how other clubs do it.  He was impressed by our group

HappyUP!!! - delivering House of Belonging
Why it happened - it was my turn
Why it makes me happy - got an advanced manual project out of the way......and got fabulous reviews

HappyUP!!! - top quality play
Why it happened - it's been coming
Why it makes me happy - I was the big winner in the big game today.....and even picked up a little dough in the small game.  Lovely ball striking

HappyUP!!! - recommending a mentoring opportunity
Why it happened - I could see the match
Why it makes me happy - we will all mentor this person....but our president will have a HUGE impact on this person's blessed to be part of the process


Ben sucking it up
Delivering House of Belonging
Four Friends speech
Giving a mentoring opportunity
4 iron recovery/wedge/birdie look 1....8 iron recovery/birdie look 3...wedge 4...8 iron/birdie look 5...wedge 6...4 iron 7....6 iron iron/BIRDIE look iron/birdie look 11...9 iron 13....4 iron/wedge/birdie look 16....5 iron/birdie look look 18
Two KP's well as skins....big day

Monday, July 08, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2348

HappyUP!!! - First tomatoes
Why it happened - it's nature
Why it makes me happy - LOVE my

HappyUP!!! - getting Portia in
Why it happened - they made time
Why it makes me happy - step one if finding a solution

HappyUP!!! - Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Why it happened - dinner
Why it makes me happy - this is a great staple from TraderJo's....especially when you "build upon it" from goodies from your own garden


Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Chores done
Getting P into the vet
Taking care of her
Great improvement in the weather
First Toms are up

Sunday, July 07, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2347

HappyUP!!! - Portia back home
Why it happened - she pulled an overniter
Why it makes me happy - love that little kitty

HappyUP!!! - great convo with friend
Why it happened - I shot out a text
Why it makes me happy - brekko and good times coming soon

HappyUP!!! - safe travels
Why it happened - good driving
Why it makes me happy - great to know my friends are home safe

Saturday, July 06, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2346 Banner Day

HappyUP!!! - Portia meets the kids
Why it happened - I popped over
Why it makes me happy - c'mon.....what lights up a room more than a kitten?!?!

HappyUP!!! - pouring it on at crunch time
Why it happened - I've had it coming on
Why it makes me happy - my partner was struggling most of the birdie (after we got chipped in on for a birdie by opponents) on 14...then birdie on 16....and another one on 17....sealed that deal. Feels great to step up when needed

HappyUP!!! - nice opponents
Why it happened - team play
Why it makes me happy - always great to meet and play with new folks who are good guys

HappyUP!!! - sneaking in Portia's final shot
Why it happened - hustle
Why it makes me happy - so glad to finish that process up today and not chance it to next week


4 iron/wedge iron 2...4 iron recovery/wedge/putt iron/wedge 4...wedge/chutt/putt iron/pitch 7....hybrid/putt iron/putt iron/putt 11...pitch/putt 13...9 iron/putt/BIRDIE 16...6 iron/putt/BIRDIE 17

Pouring it on at the end of team play match
Playing with a new partner
Nice opponents
Getting Portia her shot
Portia gettng to visit the kids
Lovely weather
We got 4 points

Friday, July 05, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2345 BannerDayUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - coordination
Why it makes me happy - the timing worked out great to meet the kids for lunch in a far away place. Great lunch

HappyUP!!! - beautiful Emerald Bay
Why it happened - a plan came together
Why it makes me happy - there was a bit of scrambling....but we made it happen.....PERFECT TIMING.....and a GREAT TIME boating the waters of gorgeous Lake Tahoe

HappyUP!!! - casino fun
Why it happened - it was suggested
Why it makes me happy - we both lost.....but we had fun in the process

HappyUP!!! - BBQ
Why it happened - gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - that big ol tri-tip came out perfectly.  A nice home cooked meal...for home.

HappyUP!!! - logistics
Why it happened - I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - love the FedEx Office.....they definitely "got our backs" this morning.  Onward to fun!


Nice drive...making great time
Tickets arrived and printed
Meeting the kids right on time
Boat trip
Beautiful Emerald Bay
Fun in the casino
Wonderful family BBQ
Swim night

Thursday, July 04, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2344 4th of July

HappyUP!!! - fireworks
Why it happened - it's the fourth
Why it makes me happy - good times....under the the nice grass...on the blanket in a nice environment....wonderful food....great companionship...NICE

HappyUP!!! - surviving the humidity
Why it happened - toughed it out
Why it makes me happy - due to logistics, it was a 22 hole walk this morning....and....THAT was some heavy heat/humidity for our area.  Yeah....took a bit out of I am

HappyUP!!! - quality shots
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - nice 9 iron to steal a greenie....crafty little punch shot on 7 to yield a birdie look.....that 6 iron to the front pin on 11 was a gem...and that flop shot on 12 was just a piece of wizardry!


Early time
Surviving the humidity
Hybrid 14....pitch 16....flop 18....wedge/putt 3....wedge/putt 4....9 iron/greenie 5....wedge/putt iron punch/putt 7....bunker shot 8...putt 10 iron 11....flop shot 12
Warm but lovely evening
Corn and beans

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2343

HappyUP!!! - Patriotic theme
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - flag code....Midnight Ride of Paul Revere....Brigadeer General with slides from Iraq that you didn't see on NBC....what a meeting!!!

HappyUP!!! - riding
Why it happened - heat
Why it makes me happy - no need to hoof it in today's heat!

HappyUP!!! - another nice round
Why it happened - I seem to be heading into a good stretch
Why it makes me happy - I'm a streaky guy.....and when I find that "something something," I can go. I may be on that verge.  Lots of good aspects going on with the game


Flag code
Patriotic theme
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Brigadeer presentation
Drive/hybrid iron 3....9 iron/putt/BIRDIE  5.....punch cut 5 iron 6/putt/BIRDIE 6....putt 7....hybrid/greenie/BIRDIE iron/putt/lip out 10....putt 11....7 iron/putt/lipout 13....4 iron/wedge/putt/BIRDIE 14...recovery shot 16....bunker shot/putt/sandie putt 18
Getting the W
Riding instead of walking
Great chats with the guys

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2342...BANNER DAY

HappyUP!!! - remembering Banner Days
Why it happened - today was just soooo good
Why it makes me happy - appreciation.....gratitude.....humbled....hard to put a finger on it

HappyUP!!! - SO MUCH FUN coming up
Why it happened - holiday
Why it makes me happy - it's just going to be soooo great

HappyUP!!! - Speeches
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - flag folding....GoCam....great demonstration speeches. Learned a LOT!

HappyUP!!! - new member
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I can't wait to watch the entire club mentor this young man.  I so WANT to do it myself...and I will chip is just going to be SO EXCITING to watch how much this guy grows!

HappyUP!!! - golf
Why it happened - we decided
Why it makes me happy - everyone bailed except for one guy. It was just him and I...walking. Played in 3 hours walking (course was vacant).  We RELATIVELY beat the heat. He played great....I played great....EPIC match


Remembering Banner Days
Getting the oppty to mentor a shy young man
Great Go Cam presentation by a newer member
A vet delivered outstanding speech about flag folding...and etiquette
A request from someone to be mentored
Solid tabletopics

Drive/hybrid/wedge iron 4....9 iron/putt/BIRDIE fade 7....5 iron to back pin 9/fabulous putt/BIRDIE iron/putt 11....6 iron iron 13...hybrid/wedge 14....pitch 15...recovery punch 16....PURE 7 iron/putt/birdie shot 18

Playing in 3 hours...before the heat
Great partner played a heck of a round....PROUD to get that win today

Preparing for SO MUCH FUN coming up
Heat not so blessed to be in that position...NO complaints
Thinking about people stuck in blessed
Showing off my baby

Monday, July 01, 2013

HappyUP!!! Day 2341

HappyUP!!! - second half
Why it happened - calendar system
Why it makes me happy - it always makes me take inventory....of where things were....and where they are....and where they can be by year end

HappyUP!!! - watering
Why it happened - I got up early
Why it makes me happy - I could SEE that it made the garden happy

HappyUP!!! - morning visitor
Why it happened - heat and needs
Why it makes me happy - love having the furry girl over for a morning visit

HappyUP!!! - cleaning up
Why it happened - just something one does
Why it makes me happy - I actually don't like the act of cleaning up.....but...the result...even if I didn't get it all done....always makes me happy. Nibble nibble nibble


Fun at the bank
Cleaning up
Finding a lost item
A morning visitor