Friday, February 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3024

Why it happened - it was predicted
Why it makes me happy - I can not remember a day of rain this hard in a LOOOOONG time. I'm not sure we even had a day like this LAST year. I KNOW we haven't had it this year. It was just awesome to sit and watch it

HappyUP!!! - some game time
Why it happened - the rain
Why it makes me happy - with golf out, some of my friends wanted to shift to some other fun.  While not something I would ever care to make a habit of, it was fun today

HappyUP!!! - girl scout cookies
Why it happened - I ordered some
Why it makes me happy - they worked their way into my possession today!


Torrential Rain
A little game time
Winning in some game time

Thursday, February 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3023

HappyUP!!! - pushing out a 77
Why it happened - we played
Why it makes me happy - with rain impending tomorrow, we decided to do a rare Thurs round. I'm glad I got this one end before month end for handicap purposes

HappyUP!!! - playing with the pro
Why it happened - we had room
Why it makes me happy - it was dicey on "go/no go" due to clouds.  We caught a little rain on 8. Other than that, a very pleasant day of golf

HappyUP!!! - overnite rain
Why it happened - who knows? doesn't happen much
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE drinking water!


Pushing out a 77
Pros joining us
Rain was mild
Rain overnite
Wedge 1....pitch 2...2 putt 5/ 6/7....driver off the deck 9....pitch/putt 11....6 iron/2 putt 15....bunker shot 16

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3022

HappyUP!!! - sleeping in
Why it happened - early meeting cancelled
Why it makes me happy - I actually needed the sleep today

HappyUP!!! - pulling Wed club out of a hole
Why it happened - speech contest
Why it makes me happy - this club is a little newer....they were a little shorthanded today....and I was glad to be able add the needed help

HappyUP!!! - calamari to go
Why it happened - I had a craving
Why it makes me happy - fabulous place I live....I have at least two choices for my favorite taste treat...all within a couple of minutes of home

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I'll do a happy dance EVERY time it rains around here this year....and probably next


Sleeping in
Pulling the Articulators out of tragedy
Fun texting about old times

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3021

HappyUP!!! - gathering info and the plan
Why it happened - a bit of housing consolidation underfoot
Why it makes me happy - this makes a ton of sense

HappyUP!!! - witnessing a best round
Why it happened - dude had it going on
Why it makes me happy - LOVE seeing someone play their best round.....even if it cost me a few geeters

HappyUP!!! - speech contest
Why it happened - we do it a couple of times a year
Why it makes me happy - we have a long history of always sending someone to the next round of the tournament.  Everyone pitched in today on short notice. We got it done


Witnessing best round
Time with KD
Figuring out a sitch
Winning the contest
Getting the contest done...thx Luke

Monday, February 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3020

HappyUP!!! - Guest inquiries
Why it happened - internet
Why it make me happy - handled three of them today. THAT is awesome!!! More new members on the way!

HappyUP!!! - contest squared away
Why it happened - initiative
Why it makes me happy - I handed this off to others this time. They did a good job. I just needed to throw on some finishing touches

HappyUP!!! - curbside visit
Why it happened - I get those
Why it makes me happy - just a bunch of fun


Curb side visit
Early morning
Getting ready for school
Club contest squared up
Guest inquires

Sunday, February 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3019

Ya know....times do NOT get ANY better
than this!!!!

HappyUP!!! - Ciopinno feed
Why it happened - great family and friends
Why it makes me happy - fabulous food.....fabulous company.....just an awesome annual event!

HappyUP!!! - great workout
Why it happened - I pushed it
Why it makes me happy - I did something I wasn't really sure I could do

HappyUP!!! - just a GREAT day
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - the weather....the circumstances.....just was just a BANNER day all the way to completion!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3018

HappyUP!!!- Dinner
Why it happened - a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy - is there anything better than a perfect artichoke....tender asparagus...and some homemade aioli? Not much

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 6
Why it happened - a great strike
Why it makes me happy - opponent just chipped in on 5..."what the heck?!?!"....awesome to return the favor on the very next hole!

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - drought?
Why it makes me happy - OK...I REALLY want rain....I WANT THUNDERSTORMS AND POURING MISERABLE WEATHER!!....but....if we can't get that...might as well enjoy being out in shirt sleeves and shorts at 8:30 in the morning!


Chip in birdie on 6
Pitch to gimme on 2
Bullet par on 3
Wedge 4
Drive/pitch 7
Hybrid 8
Drive/8 iron 9
Cute downhill make on 12
2 putt on 13
9 iron 14
Par 15
Par 16

Friday, February 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3017

HappyUP!!! - bunker play
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - I was in a couple of tough sand situations today.....and I extracted to perfection

HappyUP!!! - banking
Why it happened - a couple of stops
Why it makes me happy - had to cash a check, get some items, and activate a new card.....and it was all SIMPLE! LOVE ez times at the bank

HappyUP!!! - bingo fun
Why it happened - we do that on occasion
Why it makes me happy - so GREAT to hang with GREAT friends at the club as we all sought...the BIG prize....FUN!


Help at the bank
Card activation
Brekko Taco
Phenom weather
hybrid 1.......7 iron 4.....7 iron 5.....putt 7.....5 iron iron iron 11.....bunker shot putt 13....bunker shot/sandy 15....recovery 5 iron/pitch 16.....pitch iron 18

Good partner
Bingo fun

Thursday, February 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3016

HappyUP!!! - Hockey Game
Why it happened - Olympics
Why it makes me happy - the outcome was NOT happy....but the intensity of the game was. Awesome competion1

HappyUP!!! - flu shot in full effect
Why it happened - I got one
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I was late getting it. The news made me cave. Today marks two weeks....theoretically, I am now in the clear

HappyUP!!! - seeing old pal Amy
Why it happened - I was at the Fresh Market
Why it makes me happy - just thrilled to run into an old, trusted co-worker who did lots of magic for my employees


Black Rice
Hockey Game
Great day for walk
Flu shot in full effect

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3015

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 8
Why it happened - nice shot...nice putt
Why it makes me happy - we SOOOOOOO needed that birdie

HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 18
Why it happened - total skills
Why it makes me happy - I hit as good a bunker shot as any tour guy could from that situation...on the last hole...with everything on the line

HappyUP!!! - Ka Bobs
Why it happened - London Broil was on sale
Why it makes me happy - you can fool a lot of people if you grill this one right....and I do. Delicious!


London broil on sale
Scrambled....but good TM meeting
Birdie 8......bunker shot 18
BBQ kebobs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3014

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's every week
Why it makes me happy - 3 great speeches....4 table topics....3 evaluations....we wrap it up on time. QUALITY meeting today for sure!

HappyUP!!! - a nice walk
Why it happened - it was nice outside
Why it makes me happy - been a few days of low activity.....good to get out and MOVE

HappyUP!!! - a GREAT read
Why it happened - I did a perusal through the book shelf
Why it makes me happy - I bought this book long ago....and never read it. It was kind of intimidating. I picked through it and got some TREMENDOUS inspiration today

HappyUP!!! - On Demand
Why it happened - I have Comcast
Why it makes me happy - I got to see last night's Tonight Show today.  Jimmy Fallon opening up with U2 was a pretty impressive kick off for the new regime.


3 great speeches
Filling in as GE
Kathy's table topics
A GREAT read...inspiring
A nice walk
Tidying up some paperwork
Olympic snowboard cross
On dema

Monday, February 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3013

HappyUP!!! - The Lego Movie
Why it happened - I got an invite
Why it makes me happy - it's a very charming movie. I think they missed some opportunities for more humor but the rest of it was great.  I was probably one of the first generation that used Lego's so it's an affinity that I have always had

HappyUP!!! - Da Boyz
Why it happened - Lego Movie
Why it makes me happy - hanging out with three 13 year old boys is always an opportunity for some laughs

HappyUP!!! - Popcorn
Why it happened - Lego Movie
Why it makes me happy - I don't eat a lot of junk.....or popcorn.....which is why it makes it so good every once in awhile

HappyUP!!! - feeling better
Why it happened - some meds
Why it makes me happy - still not 100% but, if this is as bad as it gets, it's very manageable


Feeling better
The Lego Movie
Da Boyz

Sunday, February 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3012

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - hey, if we aren't going to get any rain, we might as well have a nice day!

HappyUP!!! - feeling a lot better
Why it happened - a decent night of sleep did chilling it yesterday
Why it makes me happy - this may just be a sinus thing....and not the full blown "sore throat, coughing fit" debacle I was dreading.

HappyUP!!! - a little walk
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - I didn't go too far....or too hard....due to infirmity.  It was just nice to get outside after being on the couch all day yesterday

HappyUP!!! - Better Foods Deli
Why it happened - craving
Why it makes me happy - probably not the best thing to eat while battling off an illness. I just couldn't resist. I hadn't had one in a LONG time.  BAM! That hit the spot!

HappyUP!!! - an Olympic visit
Why it happened - feeling better
Why it makes me happy - I can watch the Olympics from any doesn't have to be mine. Fun!


Gorgeous weather
A little walk
BF sandwich
Northern Trust Open

Saturday, February 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3011

HappyUP!!! - leftover soup
Why it happened - see yesterday's post
Why it makes me happy - still battling whatever this cold thing may be. This was a GREAT item to wake up to in the fridge

HappyUP!!! - Olympics
Why it happened - every 4 years
Why it makes me happy - with possible illness upon me, I GET DOWN in a hurry and STAY DOWN.  On a day of couch time, it's nice to have a day of sporting events to keep the attention

HappyUP!!! - Northern Trust Open
Why it happened - PGA Tour
Why it makes me happy - see the above


Leftover soup brekko

Friday, February 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3010

HappyUP!!! - birdie/birdie
Why it happened - 9 iron/putt
Why it makes me happy - after a HORRID front 9, it was great to start the back off with a couple of birdies. One was a 9 iron that was just DRILLED at the pin....the other was a long putt. My partner made a birdie as well. THAT made up some ground for what we lost on the front

HappyUP!!! - topper
Why it happened - see above long putt
Why it makes me happy - my opponent had just made about a 40 foot putt for birdie.  We all tossed out the usual line, "....didn't see that coming."  It's not often putts of that length are made.  It is even more rare when the next guy (me) hits the next 35 footer into the jar to TOP his birdie...."definitely didn't see THAT ONE coming!"

HappyUP!!! - a surprise
Why it happened - thoughtfulness
Why it makes me happy - when you get a nice surprise from someone special, what isn't there to be happy about?

HappyUP!!! - wor won ton soup
Why it happened - feeling a bit under weather
Why it makes me happy - when I start to feel poorly, I know EXACTLY where to go and what to get. It's kind of like chicken soup.....but better!


Drive/hybrid/wedge 1.....pitch wood iron 6.....hybrid/9 iron/putt/largo birdie birdie 11....5 iron 12....4 iron/wedge 16....flop shot 17...

Minimized loss
Wor Won Ton soup

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3009

HappyUP!!! - on time delivery
Why it happened - I got on it
Why it makes me happy - it always makes me happier when I do something that makes someone else happy

HappyUP!!! - an epiphany
Why it happened - I get those on occasion
Why it makes me happy - it led to creation....action.....and comedy!

HappyUP!!! - great conversation
Why it happened - I converse
Why it makes me happy - exchanged a lot of laughs and information regarding the days events

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3008

HappyUP!!! - Grand Salami
Why it happened - I had the par 3's going
Why it makes me happy - it is not often I hit all 4 of the par 3's.  This is especially true when an 8 iron/4 iron/5 iron/6 iron are involved.  It is even rarer that I would be closest to the pin amongst the group all four times.  It was GREAT to make SOME kind of contribution to my partner today

HappyUP!!! - Corvette sink hole
Why it happened - a mystery
Why it makes me happy - I'm not a huge corvette fan! LOL Actually, it doesn't make me happy. I just found it to be interesting....and very grateful there was no huge loss here.  Thank goodness it didn't happen to a Porsche museum!

HappyUP!!! - my partner
Why it happened - bi-polar game
Why it makes me happy - I hear he sucked yesterday. THAT 74 he threw on it with a double on 9 and a bad bogey on 18 was ANYTHING but that!  Crazy game. Glad he came around while on my team!

HappyUP!!! - out of this world pars
Why it happened - horrible driving....and then some skillz...and determination
Why it makes me happy - other than those par 3's, hard to imagine hitting it worse today. The pars on 15 and 16 today were just SILLY good!  I nearly knocked in a putt on 14 which would have been another "vomit par."

HappyUP!!! - visit by Steve
Why it happened - he is recovering
Why it makes me happy - he had a major life event in December. I'm glad he came out and walked around with us for a bit.


Delivering funny news minute
Corvette sink hole
3 solid speeches

Drive/hybrid/2 putt 4.....8 iron iron/chip 6.....4 iron 8....3 wood/putt 10....wedge 11....5 iron 12....wedge 13.....wedge/putt 14.....putt/bullet 15....recovery high hook 8 iron/nearly holed pitch/putt 16....6 iron 18

Getting all 4 greenies and the Grand Salami for my team
My partner
Lopez money

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3007

HappyUP!!! - Dinner
Why it happened - officer training
Why it makes me happy - so GREAT to be with club officers for some exec meeting....and then on to officer training.  Great to be around these fine people

HappyUP!!! - Izzy the Dog
Why it happened - neighbor was walking by
Why it makes me happy - I had kind of noticed that the old dogs hadn't been barking....didn't realize they had both been put down.  Got to pet and start making friends with replacement pup.  I'm not sure I have seen a "tuxedo pit bull" in my life. New pup is one good looking dog that I will become friends with.  Pit bulls get a lot of bad press.  They can be sweeties.  I'll be working on this one to be my friend from the get go

HappyUP!!! - ROBUST meeting
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - 3 speeches....4 table topics....3 evaluation....all done in 70 minutes.....CLOCKWORK!  We are a well oiled machine!


3 speeches.....4 table topics....3 evaluations....packed house
Izzy the female dog
Setting up the meeting
Chat with Bob
Chat with Greg
Dinner with the officers
Club training

Monday, February 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3006

HappyUP!!! - Hubble video
Why it happened - smart guy
Why it makes me happy - one of the smartest....and oldest...people I know exposed me to a pretty cool link. I admit....I couldn't totally get my arms around it......but it was pretty darn cool.

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened - weather broke
Why it makes me happy - everything smelled so clean today after the recent rains. Just felt alive

HappyUP!!! - DONE
Why it happened - paperwork
Why it makes me happy - good to have that chapter of life put to bed

HappyUP!!! - being surveyed
Why it happened - school project
Why it makes me happy - honored to be looked upon as "an expert" funny

Sunday, February 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3005

HappyUP!!! - MORE RAIN!!!!
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - yep.....3rd day in a row that I have commented on this. Today was a beautiful drencher (<------yeah ....="" a="" created="" cure="" drencher="" drought....but="" fond="" help="" house.="" i="" if="" in="" is="" it="" just="" kind="" little="" m="" my="" nbsp="" of="" ope....this="" our="" p="" running="" s="" storm="" t="" water="" won="" word....even="">
HappyUP!!! - GREAT night of sleep
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I hit the rack early last night.....and 9 hours later....I woke up. I MAY have woken up and took a hit off the water I keep by the bed...but....other than that.....BLISS

HappyUP!!! - Olympic gold
Why it happened - we have some skills
Why it makes me happy - come on, people. Put your USA hat on.  These kids train so hard. They have the entire world watching.  So much pressure. When they "hit it," how can you be anything but happy?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3004

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters statement
Why it happened - they got it right
Why it makes me happy - I had received a "packing statement" from International. It didn't include the discount we were owed. I was joyed to get the statement that showed the discount was applied. No need for me to intervene.  I LIKE it when I don't have to do anything

HappyUP!!! - RAIN
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I know....I Know...I KNOW....that I commented on this yesterday. I just LOVE it that this storm is staying with us.  We sooooooooo need it

HappyUP!!! - laughable incident
Why it happened - people are silly
Why it makes me happy - I'm just so glad that I just "let things go."  I watched this deal play out and went, "was that really worth that much energy expended?"

Friday, February 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3003

HappyUP!!! - rain came as promised
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - man, we so NEEEEED this storm

HappyUP!!! - opening ceremonies
Why it happpened - Olympics
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't the greatest opening ever....but it was a FANTASTIC spectacle

HappyUP!!! - a nice day off
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - got a chance to catch up with the crazies that tried to brave the elements....but a little golf break is just what the doctor ordered today

Thursday, February 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3002

HappyUP!!! - SteakUP!!!
Why it happened - gave myself a treat
Why it makes me happy - I can't even remember the last time I had a steak at home....or even out.  Tastey!!!!

HappyUP!!! - super errands day
Why it happened - I got on it
Why it makes me happy - I don't even know how many stops I made today.....8?  Errands aren't may favorite thing to do but, today, they FLEW by!

HappyUP!!! - new router
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - I learned a bit about this simple technology today...including why old one may not have been properly working. Either way, it was time for an upgrade. Glad to learn so much


GREAT errands run
New router
Brekko taco
A little dinner steak and salad....NICE
Getting stuff done

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3001

HappyUP!!! - gave great speech
Why it happened - I was begged
Why it makes me happy - so happy to be able to deliver

HappyUP!!! - making a couple of bucks
Why it happened - opponents played worse
Why it makes me happy - hey...there is a reason the term "winning ugly" exists.  A W is a W!

HappyUP!!! - time with nephew
Why it happened - golf
Why it makes me happy - just such a blessing to be able to enjoy this great game with family


Gave great speech
Coffee and stocks
Drive/hybrid/wedge iron 4...6 iron 7....MAGESTIC 5 iron 9.....nice recovery 10....5 iron 12 to steal greenie....6 iron on 13.....good break/nice play for par 14....bunker shot 15....bullet putt 17....

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3000...THREE THOUSAND!!! WHAT?!?!

What do ya think? I've seen worse looking
toups!  My darn cat is soooo cute!

Where's the confetti? - do I hear a marching band playing in the background?  it's a MILESTONE here at Nutter's Notes!!!!

What a wonderful journey - it has been!

So MANY lessons learned in the process - one is that I am kind of known as "Mr HappyUP!!!"  You know what....there are far WORSE things to be known for than that! As a matter of fact, there actually could be a few deranged souls out there that might think something FAR less of me!  (Oh well...I can't do anything about their poor taste! LOL)

No matter - people think what they's been overwhelmingly positive.  So many people have said, "hey....that is a cool thing...and I have started trying it."

Another thing learned - others in life are happier than me. Others in life are less happy than me. NEITHER of those matter.  It's all about continuing to perform an intervention upon oneself that forces one to either RAISE one's own bar.....or to at least not allow it to slip.

Yep, I admit - there have been days during this project where I go, "it doesn't seem like there was that much exciting or anything that really made me happy today." .........

.....THERE is the "AHA!!!! Moment" - and the point of the process.   WHEN that feeling creeps in, it's a whack to the side of the head saying, "Nutter, you obviously aren't paying close enough attention to life unfolding around you." .....

....and get back on the ball - the unpleasant things in life will SCREAM for your will notice them.  You should notice them.  There is probably an action that needs to be taken. Of course, the unpleasant should only get the attention it needs to handle the issue....and not a drop more

The happiest people - naturally see all the pleasant.  A large part of happiness is genetics.  Nothing any of us can do about that.......BUT......

....we can all work - to become HAPPIER.  It is what all of this has been about......for 3000 days.

HappyUP!!! - Carissa and Sydney back
Why it happened - schedule cleared?
Why it makes me happy - LOVE the youth movement of our club....and when these young ladies are back in the midst

HappyUP!!! - hygenist
Why it happened - perio
Why it makes me happy - this gal is a GRINDER....but it's's a fun time in the chair while, at the same time, I get a reminder to stay on top of things

HappyUP!!! - Jimboys idea
Why it happened - I was in the hood
Why it makes me happy - don't do it often....but just LOVE this place. GREAT post-perio lunch

HappyUP!!! - tidying up a project
Why it happened - over due
Why it makes me happy - while's not a missed deadline. It's done now....under budget


Kathy C's speech
Carissa and Sydney Back
"Tall sister" Alecia guest...funny
Jaime as table topics
Hygenist Tina
Swapping appointments
Jimboys idea
Germanos project

Monday, February 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 2999

HappyUP!!! - conservation
Why it happened - a bit dry out here in Nor Cal
Why it makes me happy - I know others won't do what I do....but I feel good when I do it

HappyUP!!! - item found!
Why it happened - serendipity
Why it makes me happy - don't ya just LOVE that feeling when something you had written off as lost magically appears?  I do

HappyUP!!! - charger worked
Why it happened - a little under use
Why it makes me happy - can't leave vehicles around undriven....well....ya you have a trusty trickle charger as a friend

GREAT weather...we pay for it
Stuffing some extra in the trash
Just thankful to be here Phil Seymour Hofman
Found an item
Charger worked
No Need to wash cars

Sunday, February 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 2998

HappyUP!!! - Chicken in da Crock
Why it happened - saw a presentation
Why it makes me happy - got a little southwestern dish to add to my mix

HappyUP!!! - Wor Won Ton soup
Why it happened - I was feeling "da grime"
Why it makes me happy - though I had the crock going.....during the process...I got the "uh oh....I'm feeling something going on"....when that happens...I RUN....DO NOT my fave place to get "da cure." Hope it works....usually does

HappyUP!!! - SCORING in the pool
Why it happened - Super Bowl
Why it makes me happy - horrible game....I was "in and out" watching....didn't care much from the get go due to participants......but......LOVED the way the pool brought me in da DOUGH-re-ME!

HappyUP!!! - Bruno Mars
Why it happened - halftime
Why it makes me happy - GREAT to see.........that James Brown...definitely has someone to fill his void. Bruno Brown has got it down. At 28, he KNOWS how to take care of that piece of business.


Chicken crock dish
Rain coming
Bruno Mars
SCORING in the Pool

Saturday, February 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 2997

HappyUP!!! - gutter shot 18
Why it happened - horrible tee shot
Why it makes me happy - hit a GREAT shot out of the gutter. I KNOW how to get out of bad circumstances very well.

HappyUP!!! - frost delay
Why it happened - it was cold
Why it makes me happy - a bit of extra time doing some brekko with da boyz! LOVE that time

HappyUP!!! - some UFC
Why it happened - just channel surfing
Why it makes me happy - got someone in the family thinking about that world.....doing a rare view of that world bolstered my opinion....DO NOT GO THERE!!!


Gutter shot 18
5 iron 17
Bunker shot sandy 16
Drive/hybrid/9 iron/putt 1.....
Frost delay warmed up
Brekko with the guys