Sunday, August 31, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3204

HappyUP!!! - early morning ride
Why it happened - gorgeous morning
Why it makes me happy - went a little longer just felt so good to be out....found a new route to have some fun with

HappyUP!!! - laundromat
Why it happened - oopsie
Why it makes me happy - equipment malfunction mid-load! Sooooo grateful to have a nice laundromat nearby at a relatively late hour.  Got the job done efficiently

HappyUP!!! - SeeYA Summer!!!
Why it happened - it's September 2morrow
Why it makes me happy - is the end of meteorological summer as opposed to actual....but I still LOVE it. Fall is favorite.  You can have the heat!!!


Early morning ride
Giants win big
SeeYA Summer!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3203

HappyUP!!! - leftover quesodilla
Why it happened - see yesterday post
Why it makes me happy - THAT was a delicious little brekko item to start the day

HappyUP!!! - small loss
Why it happened - putt on 18
Why it makes me happy - didn't have the best stuff today....but had some when it counted...and it was enough to get out of dodge

HappyUP!!! - DairyQueen
Why it happened - my birthday
Why it makes me happy - probably haven't had a Blizzard in two years! How could I resist when they sent me a coupon for my birthday? It would be insulting to DQ!  It was a wonderful once in a long time treat!


Small loss
Leftover queso
Giants win
Birdie 4...bullets 12/16/18....par 18...

Friday, August 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3202

HappyUP!!! - brekko with my buddy
Why it happened - my birthday
Why it makes me happy - great catching up...and I get to see him again tonight

HappyUP!!! - giving blood
Why it happened - convenient blood drive
Why it makes me happy - great to go drop off some red liquid alongside my blooddonorbuddy....gonna help out some's good for my tossed in a sweet little perk!

HappyUP!!! - partner's start
Why it happened - he's good
Why it makes me happy - I have NEVER seen anyone birdie our first 3 holes....let alone 4 out of the first 5 (tho...I did birdie 4 out of the first 6 once).  It was a BEAUTIFUL thing to watch.

HappyUP!!! - Taco Mobile
Why it happened - tailgating
Why it makes me happy - Chando's Tacos and Quesodilla were delicious!!!


Brekko with Eduardo
Auburn trip
Giving blood

Partner birdieng first 3 holes....shooting 70
Decent round on my part
Hybrid/8 iron 1....3 wood 2....3 wood 4...pitch 5....pitch 6....putt 7....pitch/putt 9...5 iron 10....hybrid 13.....8 iron 15....pitch/putt 17....4 iron 2nd shot 18
Chando's Taco and Queso

Thursday, August 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3201

HappyUP!!! = WiFi
Why it happened - I did some grinding
Why it makes me happy -  The old router sucked!  I bought this one a while back but was delayed in setting it up. When there was a problem the other day, it was too late to return it. I thought I was screwed. NOPE! Just put my I.T. hat on....did a little more work...and I am LOVING the new router

HappyUP!!! - phone update
Why it happened - WiFi
Why it makes me happy - there are some less desirable things.....but I'll get over those...change is just the meantime, there are some pretty cool things going on with the new operating system

HappyUP!!! - finding some instructions
Why it happened - thought they were long gone
Why it makes me happy - they are key to getting a part of my system back on line


Getting WiFi figured out
Finding some instructions
Apple TV

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3200

HappyUP!!! - Birdies on first and last
Why it happened - putter and wedge
Why it makes me happy - kind of unique to start...and finish....on the highest of notes

HappyUP!!! - wedge on 18
Why it happened - practice
Why it makes me happy - it was a 3/4 wedge....which I have a tendency to pull....and I have been practicing this shot.  I hit it EXACTLY the way I was supposed to....the way it was going on in practice....RIGHT when I needed to

HappyUP!!! - coffee
Why it happened - Wednesday
Why it makes me happy - we've missed a few times.....good to spend some time over a bit of steam


TableTopics fun
Peg and Bob
Birdie on 1....Birdie on 18
Tied best round of the year
Sweet wedge on 18
Large Win
Surviving a bit of heat

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3199

HappyUP!!! - rocking the table topic
Why it happened - I was served a softball
Why it makes me happy - there were great other contestants!....I had to earn it today

HappyUP!!! - MadBaum
Why it happened - his turn in the rotation
Why it makes me happy - Giants win.....and darn close to a perfect game!!!

HappyUP!!! - Sunrise Health
Why it happened - looking for goodies
Why it makes me happy - I found MOST of what I was looking for.


Rocking the Table Topics
L speech
Sunrise Health
Great juice

Monday, August 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3198

HappyUP!!! - Nutribullet
Why it happened - Magic Bullet busted
Why it makes me happy - I LOVED my MB for years and years. It was so darn handy and easy to clean.  I dug my feet a bit (SHOCKER!!!) before going for it's replacement.  After a little research, I not only got a replacement...I got an upgrade!!! This is ONE POWERFUL unit!!!

HappyUP!!! - Cupcake
Why it happened - leftovers
Why it makes me happy - I was too full for that birthday surprise last night.  A does work for breakfast, ya know!

HappyUP!!! - Joke Assignment
Why it happened - Toastmaster was working it
Why it makes me happy - I have a great "one-two punch" for the morning!


Joke Assignment
New Captain kicking in
Curbside visit

Sunday, August 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3197

Happy Birthday to ME! Happy Birthday to ME!!!!

HappyUP!!! - a little time with my buds
Why it happened - had to drop off a check
Why it makes me happy - it was great to kick it around with the boys after their round

HappyUP!!! - movie
Why it happened - birthday
Why it makes me happy - good company....fattening popcorn....interesting flick.....all you can do is love it

HappyUP!!! - monopoly
Why it happened - birthday
Why it makes me happy - WOW!!! That was the worst butt kicking I ever received in this game!!!  It was a humbling, but good, experience!


Enjoyable ride
Seeing my friends
Lovely evening weather

Saturday, August 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3196

HappyUP!!! - Black Belt
Why it happened - my buddy has been working on it
Why it makes me happy - great to see him carry through and get to this first big stepping stone

HappyUP!!! - Mels
Why it happened - we all had to eat
Why it makes me happy - watching, let alone obtaining, a black belt can work up an appetite.  Delicious lunch

HappyUP!!! - great invitation
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - it was a pleasure to say "YES" to this one....looking forward to it!

Friday, August 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3195

(Happy Birthday!.....ride that pony!!!)

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened - good shots/putts
Why it makes me happy - that is pretty good shooting on away courses....even birdied the hardest hole on one course and the second hardest on the other

HappyUP!!! - 36 holes in the mountains
Why it happened - buddy's birthday
Why it makes me happy - who wouldn't love a lovely day in the Sierra's?...especially with the scenery I enjoyed!

HappyUP!!! - two fabulous golf courses
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - courses could not have been in better shape

HappyUP!!! - beating the alarm
Why it happened - excitement?
Why it makes me happy - good thing I did because, as it turns out, my alarm was set for 4:30 PM as opposed to AM!!! Yikes!!!!.....wheeeeew!!!!  Would have hated to miss this day!


Beating the alarm clock
Nice guys I just met
Great ride I received
Tahoe Donner return
Full Belly Deli
Schaffer's Mill
Good deal
3 birdies on the day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3194

HappyUP!!! - Two practice sessions
Why it happened - travelling tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - I've been working on going back to doing something I used to do.....and not even sure I was aware back then exactly what I was doing....I have a better idea of it now after making a couple of trips to the range today. Square to Square

HappyUP!!! - Academics
Why it happened - doing explorations
Why it makes me happy - finished up one little project....and started looking into another. Interesting possibilities

HappyUP!!! - bike ride
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - laid it down pretty well average speed yet!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3193

HappyUP!!! - "NOT" speech
Why it happened - my turn to speak
Why it makes me happy - I went over time.....but this "old speech" of mine is timeless. Some concepts never change

HappyUP!!! - Birdies on 14 and 15
Why it happened - a couple of good putts
Why it makes me happy - those were the key to us getting a W today

HappyUP!!! - par on 17
Why it happened - some skills after a tough break
Why it makes me happy - it kept us alive going into 18

HappyUP!!! - campus time
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - great to wander around the hallowed hall and see what is going on in the world of education these days

HappyUP!!! - extra morning time
Why it happened - morning appointment cancelled
Why it makes me happy - I needed some prep time today! It worked out great!!!


Morning extra time
Delivering "Not" speech
Birdies on 14/15
Par on 17
Getting the W
Pitch on 18

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3192

HappyUP!!! - morning calistentics
Why it happened - woke up early
Why it makes me happy - great way to wake up and get a little kick start to the day.  Nothing too tough....just a little wakeup.

HappyUP!!! - ferrier and icebreaker speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - REALLY enjoyed listening to these two relatively new members. Awesome sauce!!!

HappyUP!!! - Toastmaster training
Why it happened - twice a year
Why it makes me happy - it was humbling......all four clubs that I started were represented at today's training. I couldn't believe it!

HappyUP!!! - Larry B
Why it happened - training
Why it makes me happy - I couldn't believe that this former member (16 years ago) came down the hill from Grass Valley and took in the training. I hadn't seen this guy in all that time. Awesome to know that he is doing so well.


Woke up early
Morning calistentics
Ferrier speech
TM training

Monday, August 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3191

HappyUP!!! - hummus
Why it happened - I whipped some up
Why it makes me happy - never made hummus before. It's super easy. I'll have to run a cost/benefit as to if it is cheaper to make or to buy.  Mine has no preservatives though.  Good stuff

HappyUP!!! - great ride
Why it happened - Gator skins
Why it makes me happy - it will take a bit for me to get my "legs back on" like I used to ride.  I may never get all the way back...but I'll get close

HappyUP!!! - attending a funeral
Why it happened - an old school chum passed
Why it makes me happy - no....losing this guy doesn't make me happy....quite the opposite.  It just felt good that I was there and I meant something to the family of this guy that I grew up with and went to grammar and high school with.  Ran into a couple of old pals as well

HappyUP!!! - broccoli cheese soup
Why it happened - recipe book
Why it makes me happy - this was great stuff.......all made in the blender!.....including making it PIPING HOT!!! THAT is one KICK BUTT BLENDER that can create that kind of friction!


Broccoli Cheese soup
Leftover pizza
Bike ride
Hard walk
Bear Grylls

Sunday, August 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3190

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - who usually doesn't
Why it makes me happy - we need every win we can get right now....desperately

HappyUP!!! - beating half the field
Why it happened - we folded
Why it makes me happy - well, we started off in second place NOT that happy from that perspective. Yet, it was great to be in a competition with my bro.  We won't be getting a chance to play together much in the future so I savored this weekend

HappyUP!!! - wood fired pizza
Why it happened - it's Sunday
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE a little personal pizza baked in the wood! Delicious!!! It's my summer guilty pleasure.

HappyUP!!! - a little ice cream
Why it happened - I bought a little yesterday
Why it makes me happy - probably been WELL over a year since having any ice cream in the house. It was a wonderful little treat to come home to today!

Good sleep
Giants win
Chip 1....chip 2....hybrid shot 4.....putt 6.....putt 8.....5 iron 9.....wedge 10.....5 iron 11....chip 16
We beat half the field
Wood fired pizza

Saturday, August 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3189

HappyUP!!! - Tournament Day
Why it happened - bro's partner cancelled
Why it makes me happy - hey, what is not to like to be able to go out and do battle alongside your brother

HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - down 5-1 and the G-men win?....these days?....are you kidding me? THAT does not happen these days. GREAT win!!!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron 12
Why it happened - put a good move on that one
Why it makes me happy - it yielded our only birdie of the day....though we did have other chances.

HappyUP!!! - in the hunt
Why it happened - tournament day
Why it makes me happy - hey, if you are going to play in a two day tournament, the goal on day one is to be in it on day 2. We are tied for second well within sniffing distance!

Tournament day

bunker shot/bro putt 1.....7 iron 2....hybrid/bro wedge 4.....bro 8 iron 5....bro wedge 6.....bro hybrid 7....hybrid 8....chutt 10...4 iron/bro putt/birdie 12....7 iron 13....bro wedge 14...bro hybrid 15....putt 16....chip/bro putt 17....7 iron 18
Giants win

Friday, August 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3188

HappyUP!!! - top down morning trip
Why it happened - I had an errand
Why it makes me happy - great August morning for a little wind through the hair

HappyUP!!! - feeling good
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I thought I would be a bit sore after yesterday's ride....nope. Maybe I am in a little better shape than I think!

HappyUP!!! - hybrid greenie
Why it happened - hit a good one
Why it makes me happy - put away any idea of a grand salami by the other team away in a was just a great feeling shot!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3187

HappyUP!!! - visiting friend's complex
Why it happened - I was in the vicinity
Why it makes me happy - I didn't realize how vast his empire is.  Good for him!

HappyUP!!! - truck discovery
Why it happened - stopped by a referred shop
Why it makes me happy - I knew it wasn't my imagination

HappyUP!!! - haircut
Why it happened - my person had a slot open
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE that I get worked in on short notice most of the time.  The cut looks pretty darn good too!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3186

HappyUP!!! - spur of the moment speech
Why it happened - we had guests
Why it makes me happy - we were 2 speakers down....and we had 4 guests!  I was glad to be able to deliver a solid talk when the Toastmaster tapped me on the shoulder.  Great chance of bringing those guests in.

HappyUP!!! - installing the GatorSkins
Why it happened - I picked them up
Why it makes me happy - great tires....should really help out against the dreaded flatting

HappyUP!!! - 8 iron on 9
Why it happened - new stuff working
Why it makes me happy - I was over in the a pretty bleak situation....except for that one window "waaaaay up high."  It wasn't a very big opening. "Whack!"....hit it great...I lost sight of it.... but no contact with the tree was heard.  When I emerged from the forrest, the ball was found.......1 foot from the cup for a tap in birdie!!!


Spur of moment speech
Seeing new facility
Hybrid 1.....hyrbid 3....wedge 4....wedge 6....5 iron 7....6 iron 8....8 iron/gimmie birdie iron 11....pitch 12.....CHIP IN 13....5 iron/bullett 14....wedge 15....bunker shot/putt/sandie 16....9 iron/greenie degree wedge 18
Getting the W
Installing the GatorSkins

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3185

HappyUP!!! - Practice session
Why it happened - been off a few days
Why it makes me happy - came up with a couple of ideas during my time off. Tried them out today. Very promising

HappyUP!!! - mechanic house call
Why it happened - great guy
Why it makes me happy - saved me from the hassle of a towing situation. Really appreciate some extra mile service

HappyUP!!! - figuring out a new function on word processor
Why it happened - putting a paper together
Why it makes me happy - I love discovering cool little stuff

HappyUP!!! - return of Stalker Boy
Why it happened - it revealed itself
Why it makes me happy - good to know that it still cares


Toastmasters speeches
Hitting balls....maybe found something
Feeling good
Turkey club wrap
Mechanic making a house call...whaaaaat!
Doing some more academic catch up
Figuring out a function on my word processor
Nice Pandora burn

Monday, August 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3184

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened - too nice out tonite
Why it makes me happy - just following the protocol.....and I did follow the protocol. The pace was a bit more than a walk

HappyUP!!! - banging out some academics
Why it happened - doing some tidying up
Why it makes me happy - this is a little project that got tossed aside....and never should have. It was great to make some progress today....a lot of progress

HappyUP!!! - high school fires up
Why it happened - that time of year
Why it makes me happy - it can be a bit of a pain....but it also brings some activity and energy to the neighborhood

HappyUP!!! - Kovars
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - cool to check out the progress my buddy is making

Sunday, August 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3183

HappyUP!!! - medical situation rectifying
Why it happened - things need to run their course
Why it makes me happy - weird thing.....but appears to have been no big deal

HappyUP!!! - PGA Championship
Why it happened - it is the season
Why it makes me happy - well.....there is a sad note...the majors are all over until next April. That aside, what a FABULOUS TOURNAMENT!!! GREAT STUFF!

HappyUP!!! - brekko at the club
Why it happened - hungry
Why it makes me happy - ran into a buddy and we had some good grub before he went out and teed it up

HappyUP!!! - mapping out the walk
Why it happened - school is starting back
Why it makes me happy - nice night to get out and stretch the legs a bit

HappyUP!!! - Sunday morning groceries
Why it happened - cupboards a little bare
Why it makes me happy - nobody is in the stores early on Sunday morning...wheeeeee!


Brekko at club
Gorgeous morning

Saturday, August 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3182

HappyUP!!! - medical condition seems to have subsided
Why it happened - care
Why it makes me happy - rest, water, and some lite meds seem to be knocking down
this weird situation.  Can't wait for it to be behind me.  It has me thinking

HappyUP!!! - test passed
Why it happened - my buddy has been grinding
Why it makes me happy - he's so close to the goal he has been working on for so long that he
has to be tasting it now.  So happy for and proud of him

HappyUP!!! - follow up call
Why it happened - it's protocol
Why it makes me happy - I'm glad the place I went to the other day for my med situation called back to see how I was doing.  I wasn't expecting that.  Nice

HappyUP!!! - Raleys/Bel Air
Why it happened - Something Extra
Why it makes me happy - they are doing a darn good job with this program.  I am not a couponer...but when they send me coupons tailored to me....they are too easy to use.  It added up to 20% off of things I normally buy.

Friday, August 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3181

HappyUP!!! - ticket offer
Why it happened - my buddy was thinking of me
Why it makes me  happy - I wish I could have gone...great show....but I'm a bit under the weather. I'm just glad I was thought of

HappyUP!!! - week of cool
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I dislike the heat so much that I MUST take a lot of time to APPRECIATE and be GRATEFUL for what we were provided this week and what is predicted over the next one. It's August here is Sac. While July is the hot one, August can be a bear too. Maybe not this year?.....please???

HappyUP!!! - food delivery
Why it happened - I was down today
Why it makes me happy - I was either going out foraging while sick or going to be eating out of a can/frozen food tonite. No way I was cooking. It was nice to have a care package delivered!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3180

HappyUP!!! - Doc in the Box
Why it happened - had an issue
Why it makes me happy - glad that there is a place in our society where we can get into on short notice for things that are minor but COULD be major.

HappyUP!!! - checking out the schedule
Why it happened - surprise visit
Why it makes me happy - so glad my buddy stopped by to show me what's going to be going on with his schedule. Cool beans!

HappyUP!!! - bike shop
Why it happened - I needed some parts
Why it makes me happy - the part I didn't go there for but I inquired upon will be coming in the next week. I'm stoked!

HappyUP!!! - Wongs
Why it happened - feeling a bit under
Why it makes me happy - nothing like Wor Won Ton Soup when feeling a bit ill. It's the perfect thing to stuff your gullet with!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3179

HappyUP!!! - a call back
Why it happened - Chuck remembered
Why it makes me happy - I'll get in and get that work done now that the coast is clear

HappyUP!!! - The Ol One
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - Al delivered this old tale. I have heard this before but it got to me again today. Well done, Al

HappyUP!!! - time with a couple of docs
Why it happened - my club
Why it makes me happy - got some great advice from a couple of smart guys!

HappyUP!!! - RAIN!!!
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - I don't think the dumping we got overnight was exactly expected.....but I sure as heck dug it!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3178

HappyUP!!! - Glossophobia
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - I really enjoyed Stan's speech today. He is one of our newer members and gave a great presentation

HappyUP!!! - new seasonings
Why it happened - feeling adventurous
Why it makes me happy - ever had spicy fruit? I have before.....but usually from a fruit cart.  I made my own and it was kick ass

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened - Whole Foods
Why it makes me happy - the deal I got yesterday met my grill tonite in a sweet harmonious dance that culminated upon my taste buds

Monday, August 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3177

HappyUP!!! - Whole Foods
Why it happened - it was on my way
Why it makes me happy - I don't go to this place very often. I guess it has to be that entire "Whole Paycheck" theory.  Today, I found the deals to be pretty good.  I need to re-think this deal

HappyUP!!! - Mowing
Why it happened - every once in awhile this year
Why it makes me happy - it used to be for grass. Now, I am mowing more to pick up leaves.  The drought has been a game changer

HappyUP!!! - hard ride
Why it happened - I got on it
Why it makes me happy - still not THAT far....but farther than I have gone before.  I am also VERY glad the flat happened very close to home.

HappyUP!!! - Great Prophy
Why it happened - I have been working
Why it makes me happy - I thought this trip may have some bad news.....NOPE.....more than passing grades from Nurse RatcheTina

Sunday, August 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3176

HappyUP!!! - Wood Fired Pizza
Why it happened - it's Sunday!
Why it makes me happy - I just love me some wood fired pasta pie......just love it. Great summer treat.

HappyUP!!! - Buddy and Co
Why it happened - they had teed it up
Why it makes me happy - it was great running across these dudes while on my way to snag that above named pie

HappyUP!!! - Rain?!?
Why it happened - a forecast
Why it makes me happy - we have a chance of showers over the next few days? Huh? You kidding me?  I don't think so! Outtasite!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3175

HappyUP!!! - helping out a buddy
Why it happened - he needed help and he called
Why it makes me happy - hey, I always love to help out when I can

HappyUP!!! - a cooler day
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - I am about sick of 100+ days this year (not to mention on how hard the Ol Nutter Almanac is getting stretched)

HappyUP!!! - evening entertainment
Why it happened - invited
Why it makes me happy - good to get out and have a little fun

Friday, August 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3174

HappyUP!!! - taking a cart
Why it happened - it was 105
Why it makes me happy - GLAD that I had the foresight and the RULE to do that today. I would have melted had I walked.

HappyUP!!! - largo 9 and 18
Why it happened - a couple of perfect shots
Why it makes me happy - that 8 iron into 9 was just a laser and that 60 degree wedge was hit to gimmie range. THAT is how you pull down the W!!!

HappyUP!!! - bandanas
Why it happened - I was thinking
Why it makes me happy - I've got a little trick to keeping it cool on a hot day.