Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3432

HappyUP!!! - fast play
Why it happened - no one in front
Why it makes me happy - this made it easy for us to.....

HappyUP!!! - ...beating the traffic
Why it happened - we got out of Davis just under the deadline
Why it makes me happy - we were cutting it close. Who wants to wait in traffic? NOT this guy!

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood birdie
Why it happened - hit a beauty
Why it makes me happy - one of the tougher par 3's in the valley...looooong. I got that puppy just over the bunker within flagstick distance and canned that putt

HappyUP!!! - rain
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy- this wasn't much....but we will take every drop

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3431

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics Win
Why it happened - I was called upon
Why it makes me happy - I love the fact that I can shed my inhibitions to deliver the goods

HappyUP!!! - bike shop
Why it happened - a little issue
Why it makes me happy - a previous bike shop told me that the problem wasn't worth fixing awhile back. Today, after my ride, I decided to ride over to a different shop. "No problem...we have to order the part. Parts and Labor will come to $100."  THAT is a deal when considering the cost of a new bike which I don't really need

HappyUP!!! - mountain bike
Why it happened - decided to give it a spin
Why it makes me happy - had the road bike out last week. For where I ride, I don't need nor enjoy the road bike that much. The mountain bike is definitely the ticket for comfort and workout. It will be fitting WONDERFULLY into my program. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3430

HappyUP!!! - door installation
Why it happened - old one rotted away
Why it makes me happy - glad to get a helping hand from the brother on this one. I could have done this myself.....but not as easily and as smoothly. That dude flat out knows the McGyver tricks

HappyUP!!! - program progress
Why it happened - I made some changes awhile back
Why it makes me happy - I've been giving myself some latitude while still working hard...and good things continue to happen.

HappyUP!!! - back to back going long
Why it happened - once again...."Energizer bunnied" it
Why it makes me happy - I had a pretty aggressive plan heading out.....and then took it 25% further. Hey, gotta make hay while the sun shines.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3429

HappyUP!!! - a lot of miles
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - in the old days, there would be NO WAY I would go out for that kind of workout AFTER golf.  Gorgeous day and glad I hammered this one out

HappyUP!!! - Jerry the Guest
Why it happened - friend invited him
Why it makes me happy - I've met this out of towner before. The three of us "got it on." I played OK......and got my BUTT KICKED! No kidding! In the game we played, I would usually win money with what I shot.....not today. Those two guys I played with BROUGHT IT....HARD!

HappyUP!!! - Raider win
Why it happened - outlasted the Browns
Why it makes me happy - the jury is still out on the Silver and Black this year. This win kept them heading in the right direction.  It's the only possibility for football excitement in the Bay Area this year.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3428

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 6
Why it happened - a pure shot
Why it makes me happy - the drive had me back a little farther than usual. I still managed to pipe that draw 7 iron with 6 feet of that back left pin location....and drop that putt

HappyUP!!! - winning big
Why it happened - nice play
Why it makes me happy - hey...if you are going to want to win. If you are going to win, it's even better to win BIG!

HappyUP!!! - Texas Tech/TCU
Why it happened - it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy - I don't watch a lot of college football. For some reason, I got drawn into this game. It was probably one of the most active and exciting games I have ever seen. It all came down to one team winning by about 2 feet!

Friday, September 25, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3427

HappyUP!!! - Thunder Valley Ampitheater
Why it happened - we had the tickets
Why it makes me happy - we had never seen a show out there.....very impressed by all aspects of the venue. Ingress and Egress were SUPER easy. Organization was solid. Acoustics were fine.  All of that  AND you get a nice mixed aroma of pot and the dump in the air...suhhhweeet!

HappyUP!!! - Boz Scaggs
Why it happened - went to the show
Why it makes me happy - always meant to catch this guy....just never have.  This dude's guitar playing has always and will always be legendary. The nice thing is his voice didn't miss a beat.

HappyUP!!! - fabulous invitation
Why it happened - great friend
Why it makes me happy - it KILLED me that I had to turn this last minute request down to pop up to Edgewood (heaven on earth)...I had a previous engagement (see above)....but it was fantastic to be thought of.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3426

HappyUP!!! - popping on to the bike
Why it happened - needed a little variety
Why it makes me happy - glad I did it....used to do 100's of miles of it.....wind...mountain climbs...the whole thing. I have to say, it's not my favorite thing to is a nice adjunct to my program so, like it or not, it will be worked in

HappyUP!!! - appointment reschedule
Why it happened - my dude was ill
Why it makes me happy - it worked out very well to put this off till next week

HappyUP!!! - went long 
Why it happened - just got out there and couldn't stop
Why it makes me happy - today was the farthest I have gone non-stop. I didn't start out that way but just kept going. I like the "out-n-back"'s like "burning the boat" behind you. You get out matter the gotta make it back

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3425

HappyUP!!! - seeing the bro
Why it happened - an invitation
Why it makes me happy - haven't seen him for awhile...awesome day

HappyUP!!! - grocery
Why it happened - it needs to happen
Why it makes me happy - of this isn't going to help the program...but...every program needs a little cheat

HappyUP!!! - the extra mile
Why it happened - it's what I do
Why it makes me happy - just went out...and pushed it a bit more

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2015

Days Predicted:  12 or less
Days to Date:16

The Days - 
1) 6/8...102
2) 6/12..104
3) 6/25...102
4) 6/26...102
5) 6/30....104
6) 7/1...102
7) 7/4....101
8) 7/28....102
9) 7/29....105
10) 7/30....104
11) 8/16....103
12) 8/17...104
13) 8/28....101
14) 9/9....102
15) 9/10....104
16) 9/11....101

9/23 Final HappyUPdate!!! - that darn September. If not for hat little sneak attack leading up to 9/11, we would have been pretty close to on the money.  Still, the Ol Almanac has a pretty good track record. Masses have come up to me and said, "yeah, cool!!!....but what about the winter. Are we going to get the El Nino that will put a dent in this California drought?"

Hey....the Almanac only covers summer.  Anything predicting the winter would be as wild ass guess as any weather caster would toss out......and they really aren't tossing out anything as we speak other than..."yeah, we are already in El Nino. The only question is will it be mild.....moderate...or extreme."

........sheesh...they sound like politicians.

That's it for 2015.....see ya  Memorial Day 2016!

9/14 HappyUPdate!!! - we have a week to go. No more "nice surprises" in the forecast. Looks like the poor Almanac takes it's worst beating since being officially tracked here (see all results at bottom of page). forecasters regularly miss tomorrow's forecast! It's all good

9/8 HappyUPdate!!! - we have been cruising along....well into Sept....we have only missed by one day. That's pretty good.................BUT.......WHAT THE HECK?!?!?.....We are going to get hit with about 6 days in a row of 100+?!?!?!  Take a look above at "the days"....we had one experience of 3 days in a row....a couple of 2 days in a row.....and now we are going to get 6???? September???? I cry "FOUL!!!!" It's an aberration!!! It's early on-set "El Nino".  Oh well....even the greatest theories run afoul once in awhile.  AnomalyUP!!!!

8/29 HappyUPdate!!! - doggone it! Where did that 101 come from yesterday? It was only supposed to be 98!!!

8/20 HappyUPdate!!! -  OK, kids....we have hit the point! Yep....we have expired all of our days. Looks like the Ol Almanac is in massive fail. I mean, after all, we have plenty of August left..... more 100's in the forecast. September can be mild...but it can sneak in some heaters as well. We shall see

8/1 HappyUPdate!!! - had a little challenge the past week.  THIS may be the first year that the Ol Almanac takes a royal beating........or will it?  We have been here before in the past. Yeah, we just got through our hottest month here.....but only 2 100 days left in the almanac?....and we have to get through all of August? Cmmmmmmmmmmmmm

7/14 HappyUPdate!!! -  well.....we took a little beating right after the last update. Smooth sailing since.  We may be bumping up against A C-Note the next couple of days.  After that, the forecast looks pretty good for July....our hottest month here.

7/1/15 HappyUPdate!!! -  yep....going to get another cooker today....then things will back off again. We will have expired half of our 100 degree days by July 1. Yet, I am sure that if you review previous years (see below)...the almanac has NEVER been significantly disproved.  I like to think...."this much heat so soon only means we are front-end loaded...and July/August will be kind to us."

6/29/15 HappyUPdate!!! -  the almanac is going to getting a challenge here in late June. We have been there before. We had a couple of "heaters" last week....and looking at a few this week. It is what it is. We will just stay indoors!!!

6/10/15 HappyUPdate!!! - June snuck a little broiler in on us on Monday. May have a couple more to go this week. It's going to be close.  Not to worry.  I'd have to go back to the past files (and I will) but I think this is fairly common.

5/31/15....It's that time of year again - where we begin the prediction of Roseville weather for the summer.

How many days of 100 or above will we have? - that is what the Almanac is all about.

It's all based on the last week of May - if you doubt the predictive qualities....just look at the record below.'s pretty darn solid.

It hangs it's "cojones" - way out there beyond what any meteorologist or website will do.

As usual - our verification will be taken off of the reading from for Roseville, CA

2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3424

HappyUP!!! - tailor
Why it happened - I had stuff
Why it makes me happy - everything will be ready when needed!

HappyUP!!! - big win
Why it happened - some solid play
Why it makes me happy - THAT one definitely helped the win/loss column for the year

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 18
Why it happened - 4 great shots
Why it makes me happy - throw a 4 down on the last hole and it WILL do some good things

HappyUP!!! - Table Topics win
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy- I still got it! my age...that ain't a given!


Monday, September 21, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3423

HappyUP!!! -finding the vest
Why it happened - a recommendation
Why it makes me happy - after going to three places, who knew Staples would be THE place?

HappyUP!!! - coaching session
Why it happened - I take coaching
Why it makes me happy - this is some subtle stuff I need to do to make long changes. I am down with it!

HappyUP!!! - Dinner N Movie place
Why it happened - been wanting to check it out
Why it makes me happy - what a great place to have fun!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3422

HappyUP!!! - handling bad news
Why it happened - some test results came in
Why it makes me happy - not the best's all good. Just get more information and deal with it IN IT'S APPROPRIATE TIME.  No need to spoil the present by bringing the future, which could be NOTHING

HappyUP!!! - going long in one session
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy - I wasn't planning to do it....just kept going. I like that about me

HappyUP!!! - area director report
Why it happened - paperwork happens
Why it makes me happy - just great to knock it out like it was nothing

Saturday, September 19, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3421

HappyUP!!! - great chipping/putting
Why it happened - skills and some changes
Why it makes me happy - if you can get the ball up-and-down around 8 times like I did today, it takes care of a lot of other tiny mistakes

HappyUP!!! - Invitation
Why it happened -someone wants me
Why it makes me happy - can't wait for this event!!!

HappyUP!!! - birdie 2
Why it happened - great 6 iron
Why it makes me happy - I don't birdie this hole very's almost like gaining 2 shots

HappyUP!!! - great mileage in
Why it happened - just made myself do it
Why it makes me happy- another great week of progress...I got it ALL going on righ now! YOWZAH!!!

Stanford upset of an upset for the locals
Ole Miss upsetting the Crimson an underdog

Friday, September 18, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3420

HappyUP!!! - early golf
Why it happened - outside tourney in afternoon
Why it makes me happy - great to finish up early...clears the afternoon

HappyUP!!! - walking sessions
Why it happened - great afternoon
Why it makes me happy - did an early walk..a longer afternoon one...and a short evening one. Add them all up and it was a LOT of miles today

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened - great shots and solid putting
Why it makes me happy -front 9 was a little loose...but that strong back 9 secured the win!

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - finished up early
Why it makes me happy- the club turns out one MEAN chicken quesadilla....DELICIOUS

 Hybrid cut 9.....3 wood/wedge/largo 16
Fun evening

Thursday, September 17, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3419

HappyUP!!! - Practice session
Why it happened - I'm working on it
Why it makes me happy - good progress made

HappyUP!!! - unexpected golf
Why it happened - I was recruited
Why it makes me happy - you can practice all you want....but it is good to get in some quality reps as well. 

HappyUP!!! - wedge into 18
Why it happened - great touch
Why it makes me happy - last hole...all on the line...and then.....BAM!!!! Stuffed it in there about 4 feet!

Low gross/net
Making exciting plans

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3418

HappyUP!!! - Early Walk
Why it happened - early golf so needed to get it in
Why it makes me happy - it takes some mojo to hit the trail by 5:15 in the a.m. but it's just a gorgeous time to walk

HappyUP!!! - golf with RT 
Why it happened - he gave me a call
Why it makes me happy - just LOVE spending quality time with this fellow and having some one on one time to discuss things that really matter

HappyUP!!! - Rain
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't much....and it hampered my afternoon/evening walks...but it was a welcome sight. Hopefully an arbinger of things to come

HappyUP!!! - speech improvement ideas
Why it happened - walking
Why it makes me happy- I think the speech I have may have some legs if I do some polishing to it

Fun phone call
No doubles
Strong finish
Just fabulous morning

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3417

HappyUP!!! - sushi
Why it happened - I got an invitation

Why it makes me happy - first, I love sushi. Second, I wasn't the one ordering for a change. Great job by my sushi-friend! We had a great time

HappyUP!!! - contest
Why it happened - we hold those
Why it makes me happy - 4 speakers....4 evaluators....great participation and an excellent contest

HappyUP!!! - moving on
Why it happened - see contest above
Why it makes me happy - once again, I got through at the club level....on to the area

Mini Golf
Area Director

Monday, September 14, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3416

HappyUP!!! - coaching session
Why it happened - I signed up
Why it makes me happy - getting some solid advice.....great changes occurring

HappyUP!!! - SteinMart
Why it happened - wanted to see new location
Why it makes me happy - found some cool stuff at, what I thought, were some pretty good prices. New Jeans!!!

HappyUP!!! - Bass Pro Shop
Why it happened - I was being a tourist
Why it makes me happy - going in, I knew there would be fairly little at this store that I would be interested in......but it's still a cool place to visit and check out the merchandise

HappyUP!!! - REI
Why it happened - I was looking for something
Why it makes me happy- I didn't find what I wanted but I did find some great other stuff that I needed

Sunday, September 13, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3415

HappyUP!!! - birdie 18
Why it happened - shots
Why it makes me happy - that draw around the tree was a thing of beauty...and the putt was center cut...and it was after my partner knocked in his birdie putt!. Needless to say, it led to the next HappyUP!!!.......

HappyUP!!! - ....getting the big win
Why it happened - see the above
Why it makes me happy - we turned a modest win into a big one with those shenanigans

HappyUP!!! - US OPEN Tennis
Why it happened - rain let up
Why it makes me happy - Fed vs Joker....what a matchup! I wish Fed's famous forehand would have showed up. The match was good...but it would have been even better if R-Fed wouldn't have had so many unforced errors from his bread and butter shot

Saturday, September 12, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3414

HappyUP!!! - 5 birdies
Why it happened - good shots and great putting
Why it makes me happy - it's all about the birdies. THAT is where the money is.  Wish the other holes were a bit better...but it's coming. I think I tied my modern day record for birdies in one round today

HappyUP!!! - 88 degrees
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - about DONE with that 100 million degree CRAP! Today was a drastic and most welcome change from past few days

HappyUP!!! - test from friend
Why it happened -I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - no doubt we will be getting together soon

HappyUP!!! - tacos
Why it happened - road trip
Why it makes me happy- I LOVES ME A GREAT TACO!

Friday, September 11, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3413

HappyUP!!! -early golf
Why it happened - outside tournament this afternoon
Why it makes me happy - once again...I'll let others play when it's 100 million degrees out

HappyUP!!! - helping out a friend
Why it happened - he was in a bad jam
Why it makes me happy - glad that I had the time and resources to devote to this afternoon project. It was a desperate situation

HappyUP!!! - plugging a leak
Why it happened - I heard something
Why it makes me happy - been wasting a bit of water...HATE THAT! But, it's under control now

Thursday, September 10, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3412

HappyUP!!! - Practice session
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - great to get some reps in on my latest assignment

HappyUP!!! - being retired
Why it happened - I planned it
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have to go out in THAT mess today....and I didn't! "You say it was a million degrees today? was 78 all day for me"

HappyUP!!! - fabulous pace
Why it happened - I bumped it up a little
Why it makes me happy - got the heart rate elevated a bit more than body damage incurred....very encouraging

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3411

HappyUP!!! - early golf
Why it happened - dude rescheduled
Why it makes me happy - there was NO WAY I was going to play at usual time in today's heat. GREAT to finish up early

HappyUP!!! - great group
Why it happened - only ones available
Why it makes me happy - it was a very competitive game today

HappyUP!!! - 3 seperate walks
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - I avoided that heat and still got in my miles

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3410

HappyUP!!! -Table Topics
Why it happened - I was scheduled
Why it makes me happy - we were light on speakers today. I definitely picked up the slack and the meeting was solid

HappyUP!!! - coach
Why it happened - I have one
Why it makes me happy - great little insight today

HappyUP!!! - bank
Why it happened - I bank
Why it makes me happy - THAT was almost TOOOO easy!!!

Monday, September 07, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3409

HappyUP!!! - the good doctor
Why it happened - he had the day off
Why it makes me happy - always love having this guy out to swing the stix around. Soooo happy an opening developed for him

HappyUP!!! - a nice little victory
Why it happened - I played OK when it counted (and my partner did a nasty on 18)
Why it makes me happy - a birdie on 18 is ALWAYS going to be helpful...and that is just what my partner did

HappyUP!!! - some nice putting
Why it happened - better focus
Why it makes me happy - less worry about mechanics...more just putting the putterhead on the back of the ball. Made some nice ones today

HappyUP!!! - late workout
Why it happened - I forced myself
Why it makes me happy- found yet another new route to get in my required distance. Very entertaining.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3408

HappyUP!!! - the long way
Why it happened - finding new routes
Why it makes me happy - saw some territory I haven't seen in years....and kept up a nice pace

HappyUP!!! - Giants on a streak
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - the G-men are long gone for the year....but...hopefully they can catch a hot streak and close with a bang.  Too many injuries this time around

HappyUP!!! - starting up a new research project
Why it happened - I smell a rat
Why it makes me happy - I always love it when my juices get going and do a bit of investigating

Saturday, September 05, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3407

HappyUP!!! - solid round of golf
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy - tough and disappointing 3 putt on the final hole...but...all in all...a pretty gritty trip around the track

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 14 and 17
Why it happened - basically good puting
Why it makes me happy - it's all about the birdies....snared a couple of them today...should have been a couple more

HappyUP!!! - a little rest for the wicked
Why it happened - ya gotta know your body
Why it makes me happy - been hitting it pretty hard was a good day to take off

Friday, September 04, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3406

HappyUP!!! -first time back at the office
Why it happened - ended my sabbatical
Why it makes me happy - did pretty well for not playing in awhile

HappyUP!!! - winning some dough
Why it happened - some decent play
Why it makes me happy - always love to win....especially after the layoff

HappyUP!!! - a new day
Why it happened - it needed to happen
Why it makes me happy - well...the new day wasn't today...but it was a big day...a bit of a milestone...and hitting milestones THRILLS me!

HappyUP!!! - walking post-office
Why it happened - motivation
Why it makes me happy- I don't usually walk "after-work"...but I sure am glad I did tonite. Felt GREAT!!!

3 shots 1...wedge 2...wedge 4....9 iron iron/largo 7....up and down 8....recovery/wedge iron 11...7 iron 16....bunker shot 17....7 iron 18

2 skins
Blistering 4 mile walk

Thursday, September 03, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3405

HappyUP!!! - check in the mail
Why it happened - bookkeeping
Why it makes me happy - I'm not nuts that a company held my money for 8 months...but I am ECSTATIC that they caught a mistake in their billing process and sent me a nice little check that I didn't expect!!!

HappyUP!!! - hitting balls
Why it happened - I'm grinding
Why it makes me happy - some of the things I learned are starting to come together a bit more

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - I sure am hoping summer is over because I was ALL OVER what was going on today. Bring on the fall!!!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3404

HappyUP!!! - doing some noodling
Why it happened - just came across stuff
Why it makes me happy - figured out the structure to some of my old tunes long forgotten

HappyUP!!! - Whole Foods
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - what a GREAT place to have some lunch!!!

HappyUP!!! - clean windshield
Why it happened - put together a new solution
Why it makes me happy - OK...I'll say it....I HATE to clean the inside of my windshield. It was, however, a breeze today and....MAN....what a difference.  It's just like a new and fresh perspective on life! There are benefits to letting things get  a little messy. It makes you appreciate when they are cleaned up!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

HappyUP!!! Day 3403

HappyUP!!! - fridge cleaning system
Why it happened - I was thinking
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE a sparkling clean fridge

HappyUP!!! - range session
Why it happened - got some instruction
Why it makes me happy - HERE WE GO!!!...I have some direction

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened - it's Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - C did a great job with TT....D was a great TM in her first try...great turnout!