Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3134

HappyUP!!! - TableTopics
Why it happened - a flake
Why it makes me happy - I threw those together....they were great....and the participants were even better

HappyUP!!! - KT note
Why it happened - I did a favor
Why it makes me happy - great to get a handwritten note of appreciation

HappyUP!!! - Homecoming Week!!!
Why it happened - it oomes up every year
Why it makes me happy - "Once A Tiger Always A Tiger"...lots of fun on the agenda for this week!

HappyUP!!! - A's attempt
Why it happened - playoffs
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't the outcome that I wanted but, goodness, it was one of the most entertaining games I have seen in some time.

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened- I chose my favorite route
Why it makes me happy - I took a little break in the game above....was just going to do 2 miles....had to take it to 4.

Monday, September 29, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3143

HappyUP!!! - Printer kinda fixed
Why it happened - a couple of "jiggles"
Why it makes me happy - I had an agenda to get out for tomorrow!

HappyUP!!! - great convo
Why it happened - I called
Why it makes me happy - great discussion.....but also "off work" today!

HappyUP!!! - T-J's trip
Why it happened - gotta go sometimes
Why it makes me happy -  picked up some VERY savory new tries...can't wait!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3142

HappyUP!!! - Giants Win
Why it happened - baseball
Why it makes me happy - they could use a little momentum heading into Pittsburgh for that Wild Card game on Wed.

HappyUP!!! - Hearing Portia dream
Why it happened - positioning
Why it makes me happy - we all know cats purr when they sleep. I also know cats dream. Today was the first time I really heard her doing it....and...from what I could tell...she was into a good place

HappyUP!!! - tales from the pet crypt
Why it happened - lunch with buds
Why it makes me happpy - whether it was them or their wives, it was interesting to hear what has happened to some pets "post-pet."

HappyUP!!! - Niner Win
Why it happened - who knows....Kap? Gore?
Why it makes me happy - they played hard....but they also got a litle lucky....2-2 is a lot better than 1-3!


Back worked things out
Pitch 12....8 iron 14...7 iron hook recovery 16 INCREDIBLE....bunker shot 17...3 wood/hybrid 18...drive/hybrid/wedge 1....3 wood/pitch 2...hybrid recovery/wedge/putt/parr 3...bunker shot 4....putt 6....pitch 7...5 iron/putt/birdie 8....putt 9....hybrid/hybrid 10.....BIG DRIVE 11

Lunch special
Ryder Cup
Giants win....good momentum heading into playoff game
Listening to Portia dream while on my laptop
A's Clinch
Hot Pink Run
49er Win

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3141

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - great drive/hybrid/wedge/putt
Why it makes me happy - ya gotta love a great start!

HappyUP!!! - PBFU
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy - OK....this didn't make me happy at the time...and I will leave the acronym alone. It did provide laughter later on....which included me laughing at my own ineptitude!

HappyUP!!! - who?...me?
Why it happened - I'm a nice guy
Why it makes me happy - well...that was an interesting thing to get noticed...by an interesting person.

HappyUP!!! - T-man Texts
Why it happened - he was thinking bout me
Why it makes me happy - trust me...this dude has better things to think about....so cool of him to chime in.

Birdie on 1
Drive/bunker shot 2...pitch shot 7....pitch shot 11....bunker shot 12...good break 13.....par par on 14/15....putt 16.....incredible putt 18
Great guys
Ryder Cup

Friday, September 26, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3140

HappyUP!!! - Wah!!!
Why it happened - he text
Why it makes me happy - always love to have the Wah-man along for some golf.  Love that guy.....and his three birdies were a welcome addition too.

HappyUP!!! - chili
Why it happened - a recommendation
Why it makes me happy - that was a tasty little dinner....and the combination of the two chili's that my buddy recommended worked out very nicely.

HappyUP!!! - Celebration of Life attendee
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy - really glad to get the confirmation today on attendance

HappyUP!!! - just a great group today
Why it happened - it's about who you know
Why it makes me happy - I'm just luck, luck, lucky on days like this. We all had a great time


7 iron 12....9 iron 16....wedge 1....putt 2....5 iron 3....4 iron recovery 4....putt 5...drive 6/cute recovery pitch
Great 5 some....DD/Miller/Wah/Me/Fred

Thursday, September 25, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3139

HappyUP!!! - Giants Clinch!!!
Why it happened - another team won
Why it makes me happy - yeah....the G-men backed into it...but.....hey...who cares?!? Let's see what happens next

HappyUP!!! - RAIN!!!
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - it came down in what seemed like buckets!!! We need it so badly. It really wasn't that much but it did actually pour at times.  This will help knock down a pesky fire or two

HappyUP!!! - Rototilling
Why it happened - rain
Why it makes me happy - I was hoping to get a little rain to keep the dust down so I could do a preliminary fall till.  Now....I just need a nice dose of rain on the tilled turf so I can do a final till.  There is time for that.  LOVED the fact that my ol tiller fires up and runs when called on so seldomly.  I may need it a bunch after this drought year for some re-do landscaping

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3138

HappyUP!!! - Coffee
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - good news on the car front for my friend and kid

HappyUP!!! - blood work technology
Why it happened - technology?
Why it makes me happy - it's probably routine if you are at Kaiser or somewhere. In my situation, it is a bit unique in what I did.  Glad that I got to see some results without influence of any doctor at this point. Now, I just need to figure out what to do with it all

HappyUP!!! - Bro/Nephew time
Why it happened - house and golf
Why it makes me happy - it just does. No....not looking forward to some upcoming deferred maintenance we will all be dealing with...but....it is what it is.  Just good times.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3137

HappyUP!!! - What Is Your Verb?
Why it happened - fill in Toastmaster speech
Why it makes me happy - glad this guy had the idea to fill in.....and....oh my....this was far from filler! It was all about defining the verb that describes you and how people experience you.  It may not be a perfect exercise to call it a verb....but...at same time...it's your exercise.

HappyUP!!! - more checks
Why it happened - dues time
Why it makes me happy - I didn't even send out a reminder this week....and the cash is coming into the treasury.

HappyUP!!! - new op system download
Why it happened - new releases
Why it makes me happy - it reminds me of how well my new wireless system is working in my house (that is a BIG HappyUP!!! in itself).  Not really sure of the op system change yet...but...eventually...it becomes better than the old one.


More checks
Baird Invite
Doing Evaluation...catching my lisp
Dealing with a situation
New Op System download
Padilla fill in speech.....what is your verb

Monday, September 22, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3136

HappyUP!!! - garbage day
Why it happened - it's always on Monday
Why it makes me happy - I had forgotten.....and I did that "hear the garbage truck and start scrambling thing".....yeah, I know you know what I am talking about.  Anyway, I was successful

HappyUP!!! - Bissell Symphony
Why it happened - I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - this little jewel is JUST THE TICKET for a cleaning situation I have

HappyUP!!! - evening walk
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - I really needed to get out and stretch the legs a bit tonight.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3135

HappyUP!!! - great ride
Why it happened - I jumped off the couch
Why it makes me happy - perhaps a bit too much football and baseball viewing today. Nice ride to end the day

HappyUP!!!- a day off
Why it happened - I chose not to play
Why it makes me happy - needed a little mental break day from golf and such.  Good day to checkout

HappyUP!!! - Denver/SeaChicken game
Why it happened - it's football
Why it makes me happy - I really don't care for either of these teams.....at all!!! It was an entertaining game watching them beat the crud out of each other.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3134

HappyUP!!! - a win with Ricky H
Why it happened - some putting on the front 9
Why it makes me happy - we have a habit of losing a bit as partners. Got a nice little break of that habit today.

HappyUP!!! - 100 feet of putts on front 9
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - you can go a lot of rounds without making that length of putts combined.  The putt on 9 was a definite bacon saver that the other team didn't see coming!

HappyUP!!! - Thunder/Lightning
Why it happened - who knows?...weather
Why it makes me happy - it hasn't been seen in so long....wish some rain was attached...but it was so cool and violent and crazy to get out of bed and watch this fireworks show

HappyUP!!! - ignoring intrusion
Why it happened - I do my best
Why it makes me happy - not sure why this was done....but it was weird.....and I let it go.  Though irritating....all good.

Friday, September 19, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3133

HappyUP!!! - handling an e-mail
Why it happened - sometimes...you let objectional things sit
Why it makes me happy - there are times when no reaction is the best reaction

HappyUP!!! - Petey L
Why it happened - a guest
Why it makes me happy - I'm not sure I have ever played with this guy....but I have known him forever. One of the nicest guys in the world. Good times

HappyUP!!! - solid front 9
Why it happened - many reasons....
Why it makes me happy - ...the birdie on 5 helped. I don't know why I don't birdie that hole more than I do. Anyway....front 9 has been getting a little tough....good to put up a good number

Thursday, September 18, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3132

HappyUP!!! - Convertible Fun
Why it happened - beautiful day
Why it makes me happy - top down on a gorgous Nor Cal afternoon never gets old

HappyUP!!! - Best Buy
Why it happened - I was up near there
Why it makes me happy - I wasn' planning on going in....I'm not a huge shopper...but I was up there and it had been awhile.  Glad I did. Got some GREAT info on one thing....and bought something that is going to be VERY helpful

HappyUP!!! - Roseville Cycle
Why it happened - needed something
Why it makes me happy - hope this little shop will make it. They are convenient and very helpful.

HappyUP!!! - PF Chiangs
Why it happened - hungry
Why it makes me happy - been awhile since I had that salt and pepper calamari....yeah....I like it.

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2014

Actual Days to Date        14
Predicted Days           11-13

The Days - 1) 6/7...100  2) 6/8...104 3) 6/9.....106 4) 6/10...103 5) 6/30...105 6) 6/13...100 7) 7/14...104  8) 7/25....102  9) 7/27....102 10) 7/29.....100 11) 7/31...102 12) 8/1...105 13) 9/12...102

9/17/2014 HappyUP!!!date - another successful year for the Almanac.  It only missed by one day and, only that, was due to a freaky couple of days that snuck in there just over a week before summer ends. We have a few days to go before the official end of summer but it appears nothing major is in the forecast.  We are pretty much locked and loaded!

9/11/2014 HappyUP!!!date - look where we were on 7/24.....the Almanac was drawing a LOT of criticism.  Up until today, it looked like the Almanac survived all that and was totally in the clear. Now....we have a weekend to sweat out. Crazy weather...every day the forecasters have been nudging their prognostications up. Sheesh...how easy is that job?  They change their minds hourly. The Almanac lays it down one time.....for over three months!!!  No matter what, it will be very close this year. Additionally, I will be overjoyed to see Autumn come rolling in.

8/25/2014 HappyUP!!!date - I have to admit......I was getting some flack back in July for how hot this summer was and......

....for how bad the almanac would fail - darn haters!!! Why ya gotta be that way?  Who knows what will happen? We still have a month of summer to go.  The Almanac is going to be a lot closer than it looked a short time ago as we have NOTHING in the 100's in the immediate forecast. NICE!!!

8/10/2014 HappyUP!!!date - we have had a VERY nice respite from the heat over the last 9 days...and clear sailing ahead.  In all liklihood, the Ol Nutter Alm is doomed this year....but... But .....BUT....if it holds up this year....WOW!!!...that would be something!

7/24/2014 Update - not a lot to report since last....a couple of days into the triple digits.  For goodness sakes, we have even gotten some rain the last few nights...in July....whaaaaaaaat?!?!?! Now....we are staring down the barrell of FIVE straight days of 100 or more! Oh my....that would basically blow the Almanac up this year..........or........just maybe........guarantee a very cool August with nothing up in the hell zone!

7/6/2014 Update - looks like we will be notching another 100 degree one today and tomorrow....things cool down a bit after that.  One thing that is not in the forecast but that would be appreciated is some random heavy rain! (don't hold your breath)

6/23/2014 HappyUP!!!date - after an initial challenge....been in the clear...and in the clear for another week per forecast

6/9/2014 Update - we never like to see an early heat spell hear at the Almanac.  Looks like we are going to get a good toast on today.....with things settling down a bit tomorrow (hopefully!)

5/28/2014.....Here we go again - the Ol Nutter Almanac 2014 edition.  You can get a recap of all previous posted years through the links below

For those new to this annual feature - we predict the number of 100 degree or more days for Roseville/Sactamento, CA based on the weather of Memorial Day weekend.

The weather on the predictor Memorial Day Weekend - wasn't blistering.....but it wasn't cool either. These are the toughest to make a call here in May.  There is a piece of me that says I should bump this up to 15 days of 100 degrees or less...but I don't think that is taking enough risk

As usual - our measurement for the number of 100 degree days will be taken off the Weather.com website for Roseville, CA

2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3131

HappyUP!!! - settling an account
Why it happened - got the notice
Why it makes me happy - "a promise made is a debt unpaid and the trail has it's own stearn code" said one of my favorite authors, Robert Service.  I paid off some things today....Almanacs, appetizers, and cinema.  Debt can be a bad thing...but...at the same time....when you pay up for whatever reason you needed to....it feels good.   Yet...at the same time.....

HappyUP!!! - I got to lend
Why it happens - life
Why it makes me happy - some don't work out....but this will be a good one. Can't wait to see how it turns out.  This person will love the lesson that will be received.

HappyUP!!! - PyroNimbus
Why it happened - fires
Why it makes me happy - the fires SUCK!!!....BIG TIME!!!...but there is an interesting phenom going on due to it. It is a cloud caused by how the fire sucks out whatever moisture is around....and creates an impressive thunderhead-type impression...above the dirty smoke.  Ya gotta look to the positive. Damn fires!

HappyUP!!! - the Almanac
Why it happened - tradition
Why it makes me happy - it ain't perfect....nothing is....but it was pretty darn close this year! LOVE THAT!!!....and that is what "HappyUP!!!" is really all about...always acknowelding the bad but also appreciating the good.


Getting some correspondence out
Closing out the Almanac
Drive/hybrid/chutt 1.....drive/4 iron 2....wedge 3....drive/4 iron/wedge/putt/birdie 4....9 iron 5....drive/wedge 6....drive 7....6 iron 8....wedge 9.....drive/hybrid/wedge 10.....BIG drive/wedge 11...punch recovery/chutt/parr 13....5 iron 14.....7 iron 15.....topped 3 wood in great shape 16....4 iron recovery/big 6 iron 18
Fun with Dr Gary
Great weather to walk...no strain at all
Coffee time

Settling up accounts

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3130

HappyUP!!! - "don't let your sad.....turn into someone else's mad....because everything will turn bad"
Why it happened - Stan and Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - while he probably had too many "quick quotes" in his speech today....there was some GREAT stuff in his speech........and......more importantly....the DUDE is following the program like few others....and the improvement is SO EVIDENT!!

HappyUP!!! - Roseville Cyclery
Why it happened - tube up
Why it makes me happy - who knows if they will make it...so many little bike shops....but I really like these guys and the effort they are making downtown

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - they REALLY needed this one. I doubt they will catch the Dodgers and win the divisiond....but....they REALLY need the home advantage should they get one of those wild card spots.  It's nail biting time


Stans speech
My speech
Roseville Cyclery
Giants nail down a win

Monday, September 15, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3129

HappyUP!!! - Goodbye Bruce
Why it happened - death happens
Why it makes me happy - it's hard...very hard....but this one was predicted...and....though devastating to me personally...the suffering is over. He went a lot faster than expected....which....if it is done that you are going to go...is a great thing. Goodbye Bruce

HappyUP!!! - a ride
Why it happened - therapy
Why it makes me happy - found some new pavement....a few extra miles...loved it

HappyUP!!! - finished the speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - can't wait to deliver in the morning

Sunday, September 14, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3128

HappyUP!! - bonus golf
Why it happened - there was a gap with the guys
Why it makes me happy - happy to fill out the group....and...well...won some dough while helping my handicap on the last day for handicap revisions

HappyUP!!! - nice W
Why it happened - partner's play...and my little something on 18
Why it makes me happy - 18 is always pivotal.  I hit a pretty darn good 7 iron off that hook lie on 18....only to have it find the left bunker...with a left hole location.....ain't NOBODY gonna convert that bunker shot into a par. Well....call me nobody and pay me some dough!....DONE and DUSTED!!!

HappyUP!!! - calling my buddy
Why it happened - 6th sense
Why it makes me happy - he didn't pick up.....I got his mom instead. I haven't spoken to her in FOREVER. I didn't like the news she had....but...it was good to be informed...and to catch up with her.


7 iron 1...5 iron punch 2....wedge 3....4 iron punch/bullet 4...drive/wedge/tap in birdie 6....long pitch 8....drive/pitch 9....wedge/putt/birdie 10...drive 11...drive/6 iron 13....3 wood/putt 14....drive/pitch/putt 15....3 wood/wedge 16....pitch 17....7 iron/ FABULOUS bunker shot/putt/sandie bullett 18

Talking to sick buddy's mom

49er game...kinda like they lost

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3127

HappyUP!!! - Sammy Bammy back in town!
Why it happened - long story
Why it makes me happy - lots of fun welcoming him back....we need him downtown

HappyUP!!! - done before the heat
Why it happened - early draw
Why it makes me happy - we shouldn't be hitting 100 degrees any more. I am glad to have finished before....didn't have to be out in it...and then kissing it goodbye!!!

HappyUP!!! - loss to a minimum
Why it happened - just kept fighting
Why it makes me happy - while no "A game" today....I brought a lot of dog into that match today.


Pitch/putt 1....bunker shot 2...pitch 3....7 iron greenie 5...drive/wedge/largo 6....drive 7...bunker shot/bullett/sandie 8....pitch shot 9....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt/birdie 10....wedge/putt 11...pitch 12...wedge 13.....hybrid/wedge 14.....drive/wedge 15....6 iron/greenie 17

Getting done before the heat
Loss to a minimum
Walk down town

Friday, September 12, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3126

HappyUP!!! - Giants
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - c'mon.....if you are a Giants fan....and the Giants just DRILL the Dodgers...do I even have to explain why that is happiness?

HappyUP!!! - Pete L
Why it happened - Rick C had a guest
Why it makes me happy - known this guy and his brothers forever......but I'm not sure we ever have teed it up....that ended today. What a nice gentleman!

HappyUP!!! - 4 iron 12
Why it happened - just nailed it
Why it makes me happy - there is just something about a long iron....perfectly struck...that towers in the air....with just a little draw to it...as it heads to a back left pin that is tucked behind a bunker.........that just kind of gets one a bit excited. Yeah...that is what happened


Giants opening inning
Thursday under 100
Bunker shot/putt 1...bullett putt 3...drive/hybrid/wedge 4....8 iron/greenie/birdie 5....drive/pitch 6...4 iron 8...drive/7 iron 9...7 iron 10....3 wood 11....towering 4 iron/greenie 12....8 iron 13....wedge 15....bunker shot 16....7 iron/putt 17....3 wood 18
Giants win
Deciding to ride
Peter Lubinski

Thursday, September 11, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3125

Are ya kidding me? Who almost snuck up from behind to win the Sr Club Championship?  Dang....it would have been really easy to find those two needed shots. Oh well....got the win in the net division....HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Sr Club Championship
Why it happened - I'm old enough
Why it makes me happy - turned in a solid round today....it actually was as bad as it could have been. The 74 (net 65) could have easily been a 70.  It's nice to play well in a tournament (for a change).

HappyUP!!! - great lunch
Why it happened - see above...part of the tournament
Why it makes me happy - that was some TASTEY grub!!!

HappyUP!!! - learning from brother's mistake
Why it happened - I played with him yesterday
Why it  makes me happy - I would have done the same thing he did yesterday had I not seen the disaster. Instead, I took my medicine....and managed to make a par and keep the round on good momentum.

Great final round....nearly good enough to win scratch title...13 greens hit....33 putts....round

4 iron 8....drive 9....drive/hybrid/wedge 10....drive/wedge/putt/birdie 11....chip 12...drive/wedge/putt/birdie 13...4 iron/9 iron 14....drive/wedge 15...drive/wedge 16....5 iron 17...7 iron/7 iron 18...drive/wedge 1...drive 2....drive/pitch 3....4 iron/wedge/putt 4...bunker shot/sandie par 5...drive/wedge/putt 6....drive/wedge/putt 7

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3124

HappyUP!!! - a shot out of first
Why it happened - Sr Club Championship
Why it makes me happy - I left some on the table in that round.....but I'm right there going into the final round. What more can you ask for?

HappyUP!!! - getting the W
Why it happened - solid play
Why it makes me happy - TC and I dropped some dough on Sunday....we got to re-partner today and get all of it back.....and a little bit more

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - despite a misstep on my part, the meeting went on because EVERYONE stepped up and made it happen. THAT was one quality project that we put on today


Pricing on roll up
Getting bailed out as Toastmaster
Drive/4 iron/wedge/putt/birdie 1.....drive/pitch 2.....hybrid/pitch/putt 3....drive/4 iron 4...drive/wedge 6....chip in 7....flop shot 8....drive/wedge/2 putt 9....chip 10...drive/wedge/first putt 13....hybrid/chutt 14....drive/wedge (hit the stick) 16....cute punch wedge 16....TOWERING greenie/birdie 6 iron 17...drive/wedge/putt 18
Getting the W
Just a shot out of first place
Pitt's speech

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3213

HappyUP!!! - Club Contest
Why it happened - its that time
Why it makes me happy - I stepped in....did a little driving of the bus....and we are sending on our warriors!!!

HappyUP!!! - on time lab
Why it happened - blood work time
Why it makes me happy - man...that place was packed!!! I remember how I used to walk in years ago. Soooooooo glad I went on-line and made an appointment. There is NO WAY I would stumble in to that place on an "on call" basis

HappyUP!!! - interesting cast of characters
Why it happened - I was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy - while not my gang....it's all guys I know. I was glad I stopped in for the kibitzing

HappyUP!!! - practice session
Why it happened - Sr Club Championship tomorrow
Why it makes me happy - I still have it going....progress being made!


Club contest completed
Good chats with contestants
On time with blood work
Interesting cast of characters
Balsa wood project

Monday, September 08, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3212

HappyUP!!! - loving the new skins
Why it happened - I invested
Why it makes me happy - Boxy deserved that upgrade....and I just love it

HappyUP!!! - washing machine mechanic
Why it happened - the part came in
Why it makes me happy - the appointment was tomorrow....until I got the call.."hey, the part got in and I have one slot to do it today....NOW!"  I LOVE NOW....no chance of being inconvenienced tomorrow!!!

HappyUP!!! - no Monday Night Football for me
Why it happened - football has gotten out of hand
Why it makes me happy - I was much better off being out on the road tonight!


Bike ride
Washer mechanic early
US Open Tennis
No Monday Night Football for me
Toastmaster Magazine
Loving the new skins in the car
Super Harvest Moon

Sunday, September 07, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3211

HappyUP!!! - bonus golf
Why it happened - cancellation
Why it makes me happy - playing a bid more solidly lately....was thrilled to get to fill in...beat the heck out of watching football!

HappyUP!!! - late 4 miler
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - every step gets me one step closer

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 10
Why it happened - skills?
Why it makes me happy - I actually could see this one go in....before it did.

HappyUP!!! - 49er laugher
Why it happened - Cowboys
Why it makes me happy - 1-0 and on the road is a great way to start the season


Bonus Golf
Another solid round
Drive/4 iron/wedge 1....drive/7 iron 2....drive/hybrid/wedge 4....pitch 5....drive 6....drive/6 iron 7.....6 iron 8.....drive/SUPER 7 iron 9....drive/recovery 9 iron/chip in/birdie 10...drive/7iron/pitch/putt 11...7 iron 12...drive/8 iron 13...drive/wedge 14....6 iron 17....drive/hybrid/wedge 18
49er laugher
Late 4 miler

Saturday, September 06, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3210

Ya know....not every error message
is a bad one.....THIS is a particularly good one. It's saying,
"uh....dude....you don't want to put that low score in....you don't
play that well!"  Well....HappyUP!!!...today I did

HappyUP!!! - best score of the year
Why it happened - decent striking and solid putting
Why it makes me happy - I'm by no means back from the abyss....but good things are starting to happend.  Hey....it's more fun to play well.  Only one shot off my modern day best today

HappyUP!!! - Partner Play
Why it happened - crazy game
Why it makes me happy - while I was doing the above, my partner was busy shooting his best score at our course today.  Ouchie kinda day for opponents

HappyUP!!! - leftovers
Why it happened - I saved some
Why it makes me happy - I really didn't know what I wanted....then I remembered what I had left....and it was EXACTLY what I was craving

HappyUP!!! - 9th hole
Why it happened - good break...and skill
Why it makes me happy - I hit a horrible drive....but caught a nice little break when it bounced forward and back into the middle of the fairway. HappyUP!!! One on this hole.  I then loaded up a 7 iron and made the best pass at an iron that I have made in awhile.....ending up about 5 feet from the hole...HappyUP!!! Two.


Pitch/putt 1....pitch/putt 2...drive/hybrid/pitch/putt 3....drive/hybrid/wedge 4...8 iron/greenie 5...5 iron/greenie 8...good break/7 iron/largo 9....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt 10....drive/6 iron 11....5 iron/greenie 12....pitch/putt 13....hybrid/lucky wedge/putt/birdie 14...drive/9 iron/largo/birdie 15...pitch/putt 17....drive/3 wood/wedge/putt/near birdie 18

Nice win
Partner's play
Brekko and lunch

Friday, September 05, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3209

HappyUP!!! - The Breeze special
Why it happened - Palladio
Why it makes me happy - JJ Cale was one of the greatest electric guitar players of our time.  Clapton's tribut album and THIS special were cool things to watch and hear.  After all.....after midnight, we're gonna let it all hang out....after midnight

HappyUP!!! - early golf
Why it happened - outside tournament
Why it makes me happy - warm one today.....well, it usually would be....but we had to go early due to a revenue generating outside tournament.  It was a great day to tee it up early.

HappyUP!!! - Blowout preserved
Why it happened - I am not sure
Why it makes me happy - when the rains came, the Giants were up 6-0 on the road. It was the 4th inning, however.  A rainout at that point means starting over from the beginning.  For whatever rreason, they waited nearly 3 hours to resume the game.....and the Giants serving up the can of whoop ass!


The Breeze Special
Crossroads Guitar concert
Early golf
A little win
Giants game resumed...and blowout preserved

Thursday, September 04, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3208

Love these "kids".....they actually remind
me of some people that I know

HappyUP!!! - LOOONG workout
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - just got going today....and couldn't stop

HappyUP!!! - goats
Why it happened - the city
Why it makes me happy - always love seeing the kids out doing their job and beautifying/protecting the city

HappyUP!!! - turnaround
Why it happened - paving project
Why it makes me happy - as much as I loved going long today....it was probably a good idea that I was thwarted from going as far as I could have

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

HappyUP!!! Save 3207

HappyUP!!! - repair person on time
Why it happened - I chose the right firm
Why it makes me happy - I was on a bit of a time crunch today. It was critical that my person show up on time....and end on time as well.  AWESOME!....and...trust me.....this does NOT happen all of the time. C'mon...you know that

HappyUP!!! - comeback victory
Why it happened - partner and I tore up back 9
Why it makes me happy - I threw in a net 34...he threw in a net 32....and that took care of all the ills from the front side....and a little bit more

HappyUP!!! - brekko with JJ
Why it happened - just a club thing
Why it makes me happy - great spending a little time with a favorite person


Bel Air
Repairman on time
Brekko at the club
Cooler weather
Catch up work
Come back victory
Fun with Articulators

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3206

        (Feet dipping in the high sierra lake....a lovely trail.......choices of lakes....it's how I roll!)

HappyUP!!! - Loch Leven
Why it happened - invitation
Why it makes me happy - look at the pictures....need I say more?

HappyUP!!! - Giants come back
Why it happened - Coors Field
Why it makes me happy - THAT is a WEIRD place to play ball in....Giants blow 7-2 lead yesterday....but comeback from 6-1 today!  Fate evened out a bit....on the good side.

HappyUP!!! - animal style burger
Why it happened - Loch Leven can give a guy an appetite
Why it makes me happy - don't do many "fast burgers" these days.....but I EARNED it today. It was my lunch and dinner so.....it's all good!.....and it was ALL GOOD!!!


3 great speeches
Solid evaluations
Feet in the water
Lovely views
Animal style burger
Giants comeback win
Easy sleeping tonite

Monday, September 01, 2014

HappyUP!!! Day 3205

HappyUP!!! - Monday Golf
Why it happened - Labor Day
Why it makes me happy - it's a golf BONUS day!!!!

HappyUP!!! - late ride
Why it happened - it cooled down a bit
Why it makes me happy - could have skipped this quick little out and back...glad I didn't...it was a pleasant ride

HappyUP!!! - Giants win suspended game
Why it happened - they jumped on the Rockies
Why it makes me happy - while they should have won the regular game, it was good to at least get one "W" in the books today!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 14
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - my tee shot STUNK!  I was sitting on some hardpan with 137 uphill to go and had to clear a tree to a front pin just over the bunker...not good! Yet.....BAM....I darn near holed it out. Birdie was MUCH needed!!!


Wedge 1....7 iron 2....wedge 3....6 iron/9 iron 4....7 iron 5...drive 6....drive/pitch 7....hybrid 8....tricky pitch 9...drive/pitch 11......fabulous flop pitch 12....drive/wedge/putt 13.....8 iron/putt/birdie 14....9 iron/putt 15....8 iron/putt 16....drive/hybrid/putt 18
Partner putt 18.....partner birdies on 3 and 4
Dry clothes
Good nite sleep
Giants win suspended game
End of the heat