Wednesday, August 30, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4155

HappyUP!!! - Stacey S
Why it happened -I was training Oracle
Why it makes me happy - this person is collected to an old family friendship that dates back to my dad and her dad-in-law. I hadn't seen her in forever. Awesome

HappyUP!!! - Oracle 
Why it happened - Pathways
Why it makes me happy -knocked out another training today......GREAT people and a very nice venue to work in. Nothing but aces today

HappyUP!!! - better things to do
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - my buds wanted me to golf today.....better things to do.....especially when it is 100 degrees outside!!!! " guys go ahead....I got better things to do."

HappyUP!!! Day 4154

HappyUP!!! - truck to Mr Transmission
Why it happened - maintenance
Why it makes me happy - no problem.....just avoiding some. My truck is old...but low miles. Still, ya gotta do preventive stuff. LOVE Mr Transmission, your total car care provider in Roseville, CA

HappyUP!!! - Ah Masters
Why it happened -I'm training
Why it makes me happy -great group today....had a lot of fun with them

HappyUP!!! - L chat
Why it happened - he called me
Why it makes me happy -we definitely got some things mapped out and taken care of.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4153

HappyUP!!! - Pathways Presentation
Why it happened -I volunteered
Why it makes me happy - what a great group of students I had today!  They were ready and willing to learn. It was AWESOME!!!

HappyUP!!! - the facility
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy -always great to walk in as a speaker/presenter to a wonderful venue.  This one definitely qualified!  Such a lovely room.  Sutter showed great hospitality!

HappyUP!!! - got 6.5 miles in
Why it happened - go...go...go
Why it makes me happy -that was a long way to go in the heat. wasn't the 104 that hit later...but it was hot enough. All water toted along? CONSUMED!!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4152

HappyUP!!! - a short walk
Why it happened - made myself
Why it makes me happy - I was sore....knee was bothering was a good therapy/stretch it out kinda day. Nope, I didn't go far...but I went farther than I wanted to go. THAT is an "extra mining" kind of thing!

HappyUP!!! - 109 degrees
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy - OK....on the face of things, I'm not happy at all!!! 109 is INSANE heat here. Yeah, I know, it may be hotter where you are. Well, if it is, that is your own fault for living in a place that gets hotter than 110 or so. While no record, 109 is kind of top end in these parts.   So, why am I so happy about this?  Because it is the end of August and all of this stuff should be done soon. Next thing you know, I will be digging on falling leaves

HappyUP!!! -presentation changes
Why it happened - modify when necessary...or complimentary
Why it makes me happy - I love how my brain works at times.  My students are realy going to appreciate the change I made to the curriculum. It will make SO MUCH more sense to them!!!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day Day 4151

HappyUP!!! - a golfer dropped out
Why it happened -he wasn't feeling well
Why it makes me happy - hey, it was hot today. I am really happy this dude called it a day after 9. I was concerened for his well being

HappyUP!!! - wedge into 18
Why it happened - grit
Why it makes me happy -was having some back pain today...and it was increasing.  I was soooooo happy to actually be able to put a swing onto this wedge and knock it stiff to the back pin on 18.  I was able to salvage a little pride......and a couple of bucks!

HappyUP!!! - 6 miler
Why it happened - motivation prior to the heat
Why it makes me happy - no way I was going to get this one in later.....and it was a gorgeous morning to get out there amongst nature......before it hit 106!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4150

HappyUP!!! - Buddy turning it up
Why it happened -my inspiration, I am sure
Why it makes me happy - it's NICE when your partner shoots a little 73!!! Very profitable...and...I know he feels great about it

HappyUP!!! - Dr A turning it up
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - this is a relatively new guy to our Merry Group of Men....and he went above his paygrade on the back 9 today....always great to see! Such a nice guy too

HappyUP!!! - eat it August
Why it happened - grrrrrrr
Why it makes me happy - just happy I told my "stuff to do"  that it would get done when it's not 105 outside!!! Glad I have that luxury.  C'mon were behaving so nicely!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4149

HappyUP!!! - Birthday cards from "around the world'
Why it happened - crazy friend
Why it makes me happy - my friend coordinated that I get all these cards in the mail that there was NO WAY I would expect.  I mean....everyone just Facebooks Happy Birthday these days, right? ... or a text ...who sends a card in the mail.  It was a nice surprise

HappyUP!!! - how about that Russ
Why it happened - he's getting better
Why it makes me happy - best round of his career so far .....I think he can take it deeper too!!!

HappyUP!!! - evening fun
Why it happened - a friend stopped by
Why it makes me happy - we had the most enjoyable of those nights that ya just don't want to end.  Great time!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4148

HappyUP!!! - my birthday
Why it happened -I do that once in awhile
Why it makes me happy - a HappyBirthday already has part of HappyUP!!! in it! Need I say more. Great day today

HappyUP!!! - private Mikuni party
Why it happened -my friend put it on
Why it makes me happy -Taro himself was my buddy's house...with all the sushi you wanted to stuff down your gullett.  They were rolling it right there in the kitchen.  Taro even coughed up a little birthday special for me!!1

HappyUP!!! -the lovely Olivia
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy - great to meet this person.  Had a great time hanging out and kabitzing at the event

HappyUP!!! - birthday decorations
Why it happened - oh...that friend of mine
Why it makes me happy- came home to find my front door croweded with balloons and such...that was funny!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4147

HappyUP!!! - chat with the Tupp
Why it happened - we hung out
Why it makes me happy - great conversing with this guy. Talked about some real stuff! I like real stuff conversations

HappyUP!!! - Pitching Wedge 5
Why it happened -the tees were up
Why it makes me happy - I came about as close to an ace today as I could. I think that I am do for another fairly soon! Anyway, easy "pick em up" birdie!

HappyUP!!! - birdies!!!
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - got me 3 of them today. See above for one....great putt on 6 for another....threw antother down on 8.  It looked like I was off to the races.  Things calmed down after that.....but....though for par and not a birdie, I will take the chip in on 17.  Why does this also make me happy?  I was one "cute, lil pain in the butt" to my opponents today....exactly what one should be to their opponents.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4146

HappyUP!!! - nice August so far
Why it happened - it's weather
Why it makes me happy - hey....we all know that THIS kid HATES 100 degrees....not exactly nuts about 95 either.  August can have a lot of that...especially after that stooooooooopid July! So far so good and I acknowledge and bask in the mildness

HappyUP!!! - Pathways THRIVE
Why it happened - I volunteered
Why it makes me happy -great to go out and help this club get started on the Pathways journey. I saw some people that I knew.. ....GREAT crowd!!!

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - there was a little heat out there (above 90)...but I did it anyway. Felt fantastic!!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4145

HappyUP!!! - cancelling a trip
Why it happened - I just wasn't feeling it
Why it makes me happy - honor to be invited....I hung on the fence a bit....hoping I would get replaced....but.....I then had to assert, "dude, I really appreciate the invitation but...I really don't want to go this year."  Sometimes...that is how you have to play it....straight up!!!

HappyUP!!! - The Great Eclipse
Why it happened - it's a nature thing
Why it makes me happy - a total solar eclipse....viewable from my area? C'mon....that's worth a bit of novelty.  I thought the whole thing was stupid too....until the time came. I fashioned together a viewing box and was outside with the rest of the curious

HappyUP!!! - "Probably not"
Why it happened - I was blunt
Why it makes me happy - this was so funny...." golf...and belong to the club...maybe you could take my mom golfing next time she is in town. She loves to golf."....without the blink of an eye, "Probably not."  The timing was so great that the third person in the group cracked up!  I LOVE ME!!! don't really want to play golf with an elderly woman (probably in 80's) that I don't know. Hey...I play golf with ladies....and some are "up there" but those are friends of mine. Taking no chances here!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4144

HappyUP!!! -LM scorecard 
Why it happened -I checked it out
Why it makes me happy -oh....this was precious......she beat her husband.  Happy J may not be so happy today! I thought it was great!!!

HappyUP!!! - coming back
Why it happened - some stellar play
Why it makes me happy - we were down double digits at the turn......yet.....brought home a bit of bacon. THAT is a strong comeback! ...and a rare thing

HappyUP!!! - my partner's finish...and my last hole
Why it happened -we were closing hard
Why it makes me happy - my partner, TC, goes birdie, birdie, par on the last three holes. I slam a driver, 3 wood, and wedge into 18....and that deal got sealed!  Finishing on a high....out of this world happy!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4143

HappyUP!!! - Double sandy 14
Why it happened - skills....and no skills
Why it makes me happy - OK...wasnt supposed to hit the tee shot into the bunker. OK...wasn't supposed to hit the shot from that bunker into the greenside bunker.....BUT.....the bunker shot from that bunker to the green resulted in a par and two dots for the VERY rare DOUBLE SANDY! Nice!!!

HappyUP!!! - Sandy on 15
Why it happened - I just got some experience on 14
Why it makes me happy - hey....why not?!? I just had I picked up another "dot."

HappyUP!!! - hanging with the bro spectating
Why it happened - there was a 5 man tourney
Why it makes me happy - always great to spend quality bro time.....we thought we would see some fireworks from this group of nephews, friend, and top players.....uhhhh....not so much! But....we had a good time!

Friday, August 18, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4142

HappyUP!!! - Trigger's fixer
Why it happened -I was catching some vids
Why it makes me happy -it was kind of an amazing mini-documentary to learn about Willie Nelson's guitar tech and what he has to do to keep that piece of wood and strings alive! Have you ever seen that thing?!?!

HappyUP!!! - golfing with Russ
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - he made progress....I had a decent day....and I came out on top of the wager

HappyUP!!! - relatively calm weather
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -it's been soooo hot this summer....I am so happy that we haven't seen 100 in over a week now! There will be more coming, I am sure, but, for now, I am going to bask in the cooler temps!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4141

HappyUP!!! - acoustic guitar channel
Why it happened - YouTube
Why it makes me happy -I'm not a huge YouTuber....but I should be. It was great to spend some time seeing interviews with Don McClean, David Wilcox, David Crosby, and Bruce Cockburn...all guys whose styles of playing acoustic guitar I greatly admire

HappyUP!!! - booking Gold Country
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy -I'm just about set with all of my clubs! YES!!! This appointment booking for what I am doing is NOT as easy as I make it look!

HappyUP!!! - Bruce Cockburn
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -this guy has led one fascinating life. It was almost mesmerizing to hear him speak today.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4140

HappyUP!!! - Flank Steak
Why it happened - the club had a special
Why it makes me happy - this was some tasty lower grade steak! Just LOVED IT!!!

HappyUP!!! - seeing Trav
Why it happened - we do that regularly
Why it makes me happy - we missed a few times recently due to schedule challenges. Really great catching up

HappyUP!!! - booking 2 more gigs
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy -the dance card is near completion. Yeah, the going is the real completion but ya got get an invitation before ya can go dancing!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

HappyUP!! Day 4139

HappyUP!!! - THRIVE call
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy -nice to talk with this medical health professional. It is always great to talk with a person of this stature...especially when it is about something other than fixing one's own malady! Nope...on this call...I was the expert

HappyUP!!! - the Foothillers
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy - LOVED meeting up with this group of old friends

HappyUP!!! -correcting a mistake in the presentation
Why it happened - it was pointed out to me
Why it makes me happy -"if you make a mistake...and you don't fix your just made your second mistake" is what that wise old Confuscious once said.  DONE and DUSTED and ready for the next presentation. I'm a wise dude!

Monday, August 14, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4138

HappyUP!!! - getting the presentation together
Why it happened - I'm up tomorrow
Why it makes me happy -nice to have another one in the books that is ready to years later

HappyUP!!! - FedEx stop
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy -the staff was very helpful. I don't utilize these services very often. I once was a pro at the use of these places

HappyUP!!! - Lesson on Toe
Why it happened - I take coaching
Why it makes me happy - OK....I think that I can do that....and quit "stubbing my toe" least as it comes to golf! Life?...that's a different matter! LOL

Sunday, August 13, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4137

HappyUP!!! - shrimp dinner
Why it happened -bro and sis
Why it makes me happy - hey....c'mon....a dinner like that I didn't have to pay for or make?!? I don't even need explain any further

HappyUP!!! - 3 wood on 3
Why it happened - made a good pas
Why it makes me happy -I think that is the first time I put it on that beast this year in regulation

HappyUP!!! - Mason
Why it happened - he came to dinner
Why it makes me happy - this little just so darn cute...and getting cuter!

HappyUP!!! - 81 w/four doubles
Why it happened - 4 errors
Why it makes me happy- the scores are coming....just a little lack of focus/poor decision 4 times

Saturday, August 12, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4136

HappyUP!!! - Sienna
Why it happened - a guy has to eat
Why it makes me happy - great food....hadn't been here in awhile. Service was exceptional as well. Hope this place is doing OK. It's a nice add to our local food scene

HappyUP!!! - near ace
Why it happened -I hit a good one
Why it makes me happy -number 12 is not always kind to me. It was VERY kind once...a few years back. It was ALMOST time to be so again today! It made me think, "May I have another?"

HappyUP!!! - friendly visit
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy - my buddy dropped by this evening. Great chatting and fun!

Friday, August 11, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4135

HappyUP!!! - no doubles for R
Why it happened -he's getting better
Why it makes me happy - he's going to be breaking 80 pretty soon if he keeps up that action!

HappyUP!!! - hit all the par 3's
Why it happened - getting better
Why it makes me happy -it's a rare day when I get all the one shotters  ....especially when a 4 iron and a hybrid are involved. It was no kids game today.

HappyUP!!! - winning early
Why it happened - smarts
Why it makes me happy -beat the heat and got a nice treat.....$$$...that sandy on 18 helped!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4134

HappyUP!!! - "PAIN" by War on Drugs
Why it happened - I had the tube on
Why it makes me happy - pretty weird that I caught this band on tube. It was cool!

HappyUP!!! - S'mores Day
Why it happened - people do stuff
Why it makes me happy -didn't know this was "a day." Who makes up "those" days anyway? Usually, pretty stupid or with an can one be anything but happy regarding a S'mores

HappyUP!!! - contacts with friends
Why it happened -I was around
Why it makes me happy - it was honking....texting...meeting...lots of weird but fun happenstances occurring.  

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4133

HappyUP!!! - Tommy Emmanuel
Why it happened -PBS
Why it makes me happy - it was rather random that I caught this genius on PBS. I just LOVE seeing this guy perform.  CRAAAAAZY good!

HappyUP!!! - Kit to TFB
Why it happened -I do nice stuff
Why it makes me happy -she was in need....I had what she needed.....BAM!!!'s off to her doorstep

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron on 18
Why it happened -imagination and skills
Why it makes me happy -I was a little out of place. One is not supposed to be in the 10th fairway hitting to the 18th green! Hey! "IT" happens sometimes.....I dropped this beauty from in over the trees to the total shock of my opponents! (...and  a little to me as well)

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4132

HappyUP!!! - Pathway Guide Work
Why it happened -I volunteered
Why it makes me happy - it was nice to gain knowledge...and get some assistance from TFB. LOVE that lady!

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -motivation
Why it makes me happy - good day to be out on that trail today. Really enjoyed the nature 

HappyUP!!! -hair cut
Why it happened -I got slipped in
Why it makes me happy -I should be better at planning this task in advance.....oh....who am I kidding? It's not like a lady's deal where it's a major time investment.  I call when I feel like it...even if I have to "be shaggy" for a few days because I can't be squeezed in.  The nice thing...with what I have stylist always seems to find those "few magic minutes" to make "all I got going on into that fabulous coiff"!   (I just cracked myself up)

Monday, August 07, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4131

HappyUP!!! - putting Table Topics together
Why it happened -it's my assignment 
Why it makes me happy -oh....I have some clever and funny things for the gang to tackle tomorrow. They are all going to get stretched. The member experience will be enhanced...just doing my job! makes me happy to not only do my job but to exceed it

HappyUP!!! - perfect billing statement
Why it happened - a change was made
Why it makes me happy - the new system had to include a change in procedure due to family member involvement.  I was curious as to how this would look.  It exceeded MY expectations. Great job by the club!

HappyUP!!! - up early and at it
Why it happened -I dunno...I have my days
Why it makes me happy - tackling chores isn't always something I am as "gung ho" as I should be at. I was knocking down some items in a hurry and with vigor today

Sunday, August 06, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4130

HappyUP!!! - town hall meeting
Why it happened -my club has these on occasion
Why it makes me happy - yes, some politics is involved....politics are always involved in an organization to some degree.  Unlike the "town halls" that the professional politicians do, my club's version actually are informative and not just " them just to do them...get me publicity" events

HappyUP!!! - walk w/Clyde
Why it happened -I borrowed him
Why it makes me happy -I think this situation is working out nicely.  I really liked walking this morning

HappyUP!!! -lunch with family and friends
Why it happened -plans by friends
Why it makes me happy -it was nice to be included with another clan. They had an additional person who I didn't know....I had one of my clan.....very charming

Saturday, August 05, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4129

HappyUP!!! - breaking even 
Why it happened -great partner
Why it makes me happy - I always appreciate it when my partner takes care of me!!! My big score wasn't cutting the mustard today.  Support!!!!...ahhhhhh....such a wonderful thing

HappyUP!!! - Outback for dinner
Why it happened - made some plans
Why it makes me happy - haven't been to this place in a long time. It used to be a hangout. Lots of memories.....almost all good

HappyUP!!! -cart partner
Why it happened -we rode
Why it makes me happy -love riding with my buddy, Buddy.  Good laughs!

Friday, August 04, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4128

HappyUP!!! - Golfing with Russ
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy - he turned in a 39 on one of the nines today.  THAT is some excellent progress

HappyUP!!! - best round of the year
Why it happened - been working on the right things
Why it makes me happy - I was just 4 over par. Yeah...I would like to be attacking par....but...hey... you have to be in the neighborhood before you get inside the door

HappyUP!!! - friendly phone call
Why it happened -I was thought of
Why it makes me happy - dinner plans made and in the books....looking forward to it

Thursday, August 03, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4127

HappyUP!!! - Ah Masters on calendar
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy - BAM!!! Another one bites the dust! I am getting my appointments/assignments lined up nicely

HappyUP!!! - crazy lady
Why it happened -I walk
Why it makes me happy - I actually got a rock thrown at me!!! You may not think that was a HappyUP but I found it very amusing...and it actually touched my compassionate being. I was out on a walk and the path took me under a bridge.  From a distance away, I could barely hear (I had my headphones on) some commotion. I dropped the buds for a second and realized I was the focus of someone's delusion.  She appeared ticked that I was paying no attention.  Anyway, all safe and a little excitement added to my walk

HappyUP!!! -great walk
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - did it today before it turned into a 104 degree mess! It was really nice out...had plenty of water....and I pounded that water

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4126

HappyUP!!! - Phette P chat
Why it happened -Pathways
Why it makes me happy - we got the training all set up. Knocking these appointment settings down like blocks. ON A ROLL!

HappyUP!!! - 50 yard wedge into 10
Why it happened -it's golf
Why it makes me happy - 2 great shots set it up......and then I delivered it RIGHT to that pins doorstep! BAM!!! Call me the UPS man!!!

HappyUP!!! - 2 birdies
Why it happened - I can do that...I just don't
Why it makes me happy -one of these darn days, I am going to put 5 birdies on the card again. It is very rare....but it has been done. In the meantime, 2 is cool!!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4125

HappyUP!!! - New Putter grip
Why it happened -old one was worn out
Why it makes me happy -went to an entirely different deal. I LOVE the feel of this baby already

HappyUP!!! - Foothill TM support
Why it happened -Pathways begins
Why it makes me happy -went to the "toughest club" first....they were pussycats.....and very helpful

HappyUP!!! -meeting after the meeting
Why it happened -I guess it is a custom
Why it makes me happy -great to do some visiting with D Bish and R Sy outside of the club. Good socializing