Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4216

HappyUP!!! - Dr Romney
Why it happened - it was a speech
Why it makes me happy -what a creative and great spin!!!

HappyUP!!! - Frankie (BH) icebreaker
Why it happened -it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - 

HappyUP!!! - great evaluations
Why it happened - it's Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - the members, new and experienced, just NAILED it this morning!

Monday, October 30, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4215

HappyUP!!! - car into tree halloween
Why it happened -I saw it on TV
Why it makes me happy -I loved that the neighbors complained about this realistic accident scene. They are probably the same neighbors that overdue Xmas lights. Who makes them judge of halloween? Plus, it looked pretty cool

HappyUP!!! - meeting Ms M at the accident
Why it happened -kid got hit on his bike
Why it makes me happy - I love it SOMETIMES when people go all apepoop over things that don't matter. It's obvious self-aggrandizing....and I hate self aggrandizing. Yet, when it is so blatant, I laugh

HappyUP!!! - got the treats ready
Why it happened - I waited for deals
Why it makes me happy -I didn't get any deals....but I haven't been eating candy for a week!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4214

HappyUP!!! - Raider loss to Bills
Why it happened - they deserved it
Why it makes me happy -what? I thought I was a Raider fan? Yeah...I am...but...quite frankly...the NFL is getting a bit old.

HappyUP!!! - 5 miler
Why it happened -I took advantage of the morning
Why it makes me happy -it was just gorgeous out there today. Had to take yesterday off so it was good to stretch the legs

HappyUP!!! - Astro win
Why it happened -they scored more runs
Why it makes me happy - 13-12?...in the World Series? How awesome and exciting is that?

Saturday, October 28, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4213

HappyUP!!! - RK as a partner
Why it happened -it's the mini invitational
Why it makes me happy -great teeing it up with this guy! Great guest

HappyUP!!! - birdie on last hole of morning round
Why it happened -I bowedUP!!!
Why it makes me happy -it saved us some points right off of the bat

HappyUP!!! - my friend JG wins it
Why it happened -they played the best
Why it makes me happy -nobody saw it coming...lest of all JG. He's a great guy. Glad to see him nail it!!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4212

HappyUP!!! - the muscle tosses around a 78
Why it happened -he had it going on
Why it makes me happy -first time he has ever broken 80....and he did it with ease. I wasn't saying a word on 18...even though he was my opponent and I would be paying for this. It was great to see him just smooth it on in regulation and knock it down in two putts

HappyUP!!! - assistant pro was along
Why it happened -he joins on occasion
Why it makes me happy -it was fabulous for him to play with someone who is having a documented best round of golf in their life

HappyUP!!! - Astros lay it down in game 3
Why it happened - they are the better team
Why it makes me happy -I'm pulling for these guys. Houston could use the boost. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4211

HappyUP!!! - great piece of meat
Why it happened -I got selective
Why it makes me happy -it looked fabulous before it hit the grill....and the grill hit it to perfection

HappyUP!!! - steak salad
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy - I love a steak salad....actually...I love it more than steak. The combination in the palate suits me nicely

HappyUP!!! -change of plans
Why it happened -my buddy was busy
Why it makes me happy - I really needed the morning to get something done....getting the time back was a blessing. Rescheduling is easy

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4210

HappyUP!!! - the captain is back
Why it happened - he was feeling better
Why it makes me happy -he made 15 holes today. Hopefully, my buddy's health is on the mend

HappyUP!!! - 11 innings of World Series
Why it happened -it's baseball
Why it makes me happy -c'mon.....9 innings was suspensful.....let's get a little bonus!

HappyUP!!! - RobBob
Why it happened -he was scheduled
Why it makes me happy -we had a great time today on the course. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4209

HappyUP!!! - Salmon bacon spinach
Why it happened -we went out
Why it makes me happy - this dish was OUT OF THE PARK!

HappyUP!!! - chat with PS
Why it happened -he called me
Why it makes me happy -he's still back East....but he's working his way here! Great catching up with this old buddy of mine

HappyUP!!! - great company
Why it happened -we planned it
Why it makes me happy -lovely time had tonight with one of my favorite peeps

Monday, October 23, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4208

HappyUP!!! - a volunteer
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy - love it when the new members step up and take on a speech they weren't secheduled for!

HappyUP!!! - a surprisingly warm day
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -I was sick of the heat this summer.....so why did I welcome 87 today?...in the midst of the nice fall weather? It just felt good on my skin for some reason

HappyUP!!! - great coaching session
Why it happened -I'm malleable
Why it makes me happy -this one should help me get some fine tuning in

Sunday, October 22, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4207

HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies from my partner
Why it happened -he was on fire
Why it makes me happy -hey, I have no problem putting on the spurs and going for a ride!

HappyUP!!! - incredible up and down on 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I was way up the hill...I mean way up there....you don't get down in two from there.....oh yes you do!!! Turning 3 shots into 2 on the last hole is a winner!!!

HappyUP!!! - up and down from behind tree on 17
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - are you getting the feeling I was all over the place today? It's because I was. If you can save yourself (and your partner has 4 birdies), it all works out!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4206

HappyUP!!! - the annual RHS tournament
Why it happened - they need support
Why it makes me happy -glad to help out a cause I believe in.....and have a lot of fun in the process

HappyUP!!! - family golf
Why it happened -we golf
Why it makes me happy - great to get us all together on one day. It's the best time. We were correcting each other's putting alignments (yeah, we do listen to each other...albeit stubbornly). Weahter was great too

HappyUP!!! - 58 in our sleep
Why it happened -we are pretty good
Why it makes me happy -didn't even play that well but we put up a nice number. I think the people that beat us cheated!!! LOL  All good....it's about the cause

Friday, October 20, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4205

HappyUP!!! - gift from the double D
Why it happened -he's the nicest guy
Why it makes me happy -he had extra Kirkland balls so he offed a sleeve to me. Heard a lot about these pearls....can't wait to give them a try

HappyUP!!! - left over Carolinas
Why it happened -I conserved last night
Why it makes me happy -this one ALWAYS gets a HappyUP!!! I LOVE me some leftovers and these leftovers are on top of the leftover list

HappyUP!!! - lots of shotmaking
Why it happened -the driver was sketchy...and I was desperate
Why it makes me happy -Yep....a classic "me" round....all over the place....and then having to recover from ...well....about everywhere but the garbage can. Turned a loss around into a win by the end of the day!!! It's how you finish that counts

Thursday, October 19, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4204

HappyUP!!! - crazy Raiders win
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -I didn't see this one coming. The season stays intact

HappyUP!!! - my t-shirt guy and sis
Why it happened -they were in the lounge
Why it makes me happy -great to meet the sis. Found out some cool stuff about the house she lives in. Hey, I have been in this house.....and it's awesome! I guess I won't be buying it anytime soon. Great story as to how she got it though. Very happy for her.

HappyUP!!! -RAIN
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't a lot....but....this time of year is really awesome when it comes down. There is that "wonderful" pavement gets washed smell. Plus, it is the signal that an old friend is returning (<----dang do="" fall="" get="" i="" in="" p="" the="" wistful="">

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4203

HappyUP!!! - seeing a friend on the range
Why it happened - he joined
Why it makes me happy -we had a great conversation about the reunion and other stuff. Hadn't talked to this guy in awhile. Always great catching up with an old friend

HappyUP!!! - Floppy McFloppy
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy -most don't have the technique.....or the craziness....to try this shot. I have both. Those were a couple of gems I whipped out on 17 and 18 to close out this match

HappyUP!!! - Partner sandy par on 17
Why it happened -the putt
Why it makes me happy -OK...not the greatest sand shot....but he gave himself a chance.  Then, he took advantage of that chance. Opponents didn't see that one coming!!! That's the BEST!!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4202

HappyUP!!! - moving up the haircut
Why it happened -she had a cancellation
Why it makes me happy -no conflict with the World Series!....and it just worked better

HappyUP!!! - J N joining
Why it happened -she liked what she saw
Why it makes me happy -love it when transplanted Toastmasters find us and join. They have a more sophisticated pallet. We not only gain a new person to help out but it is affirmation that we remain to be an attractive place to join.

HappyUP!!! - my first VSS
Why it happened -it's part of being a Pathways Guide
Why it makes me happy -new technology was learned without too much pain. The session went well

Monday, October 16, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4201

HappyUP!!! - a FAST 2 miler
Why it happened -I took advantage of what I had
Why it makes me happy -lots on the plate today....easy to skip out...glad I did what I could.

HappyUP!!! - great meeting
Why it happened -I made a call
Why it makes me happy -not sure if this projet is going to pan out...but...hey....it's fun to explore!

HappyUP!!! - BBQ lobster
Why it happened -I indulged
Why it makes me happy -I only do this once in a great while. Don't ask me why. Hey, I said don't ask me why! OK, now that you did, I think it is because I like to keep it as a special treat!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4200

HappyUP!!! - golf with the family
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -it doesn't always happen....it's just a nice way to spend a Sunday

HappyUP!!! - Fabulous weather
Why it happened -weather
Why it makes me happy -yep....I grouse about the summer heat......so I BASQUE in THIS weather. This is what HappyUP!!! s are all about.  It's OK to be unhappy about things when they go bad.... but ...if you have to do that, you are obliged to CELEBRATE when it turns the other way

HappyUP!!! - great steak
Why it happened - BBQ evening
Why it makes me happy - we enjoyed these babies. Put just the right scald on these beasts. The wine went down nicely as well. Great evening

Saturday, October 14, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4199

HappyUP!!! - ReUnion
Why it happened -it's one of THOSE years
Why it makes me happy - nice and informal. The venue worked as well as it did last time. Great turnout. Sure, it could have been more...but we didn't put excessive effort in. These days, you have to travel across different venues. Not everyone is on FB all the time (I'm sure not). Picking up that phone is still in style.  

HappyUP!!! - shooting big...losing small
Why it happened -my partner
Why it makes me happy -Peeeeeeeee Uuuuuuuuuuuu....I stunk today. But, I got out with a minimal hit on the wallet. Dodging a bullett is always a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Linda and Jamie
Why it happened -ReUnion
Why it makes me happy -so wonderful to spend some time with my "girls" from first grade days. Yep....that is how far we go back. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4198

HappyUP!!! - Bob-O
Why it happened -he was invited
Why it makes me happy -haven't teed it up with this guy in forever. Great time today!

HappyUP!!! - Morgan Creek reunion
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -it was nice to all be grouped together today. We have had some epic matches in the past.

HappyUP!!! -Yankee / Astro game
Why it happened -World Series
Why it makes me happy - great game....wonderful thing to come home to on a Friday night

Thursday, October 12, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4197

HappyUP!!! - Talking Tuff
Why it happened -I called him
Why it makes me happy -it has been a LOOOOOONG time since I talked to this old buddy. We spent some time on this day. GREAT TIME! Not quite good enough for me to go back East....but thinking about it.

HappyUP!!! - rescuing the dog
Why it happened -it got out
Why it makes me happy -love my neighbors' dogs. Hate to see it when they escape. I'm glad they come to me and let me put them back.

HappyUP!!! -reunion recruiting
Why it happened -I picked up the phone
Why it makes me happy -the more the merrier....should have started earlier. We are going to have a great time.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4196

HappyUP!!! - TB
Why it happened - Pathways
Why it makes me happy -great chat with my leader on this initiative. I keep learning

HappyUP!!! - Fish talk
Why it happened -re-union is coming up
Why it makes me happy -I extended myself on this one.  Somehow, found an address. It was close by. Dropped off my contact info. Got a call back. Great to re-visit

HappyUP!!! - J. G. chat
Why it happened - she's a new member
Why it makes me happy - she had questions......easily answered....but also gave her some of the exact food she needs at the moment.

HappyUP!!! Day 4190

HappyUP!!! - tribute idea
Why it happened - a sick friend
Why it makes me happy - we'll see if I can organize and pull this one off. All would feel better once they did it

HappyUP!!! - CEO agrees with the above
Why it happened -the wheels are spinning
Why it makes me happy - the drone would be fabulous

HappyUP!!! - GTD
Why it happened -I got to pedaling
Why it makes me happy -knocked a lot of stuff down today....big weight off!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4195

HappyUP!!! - Toastmasters
Why it happened -we do it every Tuesday
Why it makes me happy -THIS was a GREAT meeting today. They are always good but this one had it all including......

HappyUP!!! - ....my Four Box speech
Why it happened -I was assigned
Why it makes me happy - I got it done in 5-7 minutes and people "got it." I have seen speakers, pro speakers, milk an entire afternoon out of this. I GOT TO THE POINT

HappyUP!!! -....a guest and a first time leader
Why it happened - it's our dynamic
Why it makes me happy - we need guests. Guests become members. Guests only become members if they like what they see.....a well run and productively fun meeting.  Our leader this morning was doing that role for the first time.......and she CRUSHED IT!!!

HappyUP!!! -BOB-O chat
Why it happened - he called
Why it makes me happy-haven't heard from this guy in forever. Looking forward to playing a little golf with him later in the week

Monday, October 09, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4194

HappyUP!!! - appointment cancelled
Why it happened -executive decision
Why it makes me happy -a waste of time is a waste of time...even if it is not supposed to be a waste of time.  Saving time is always a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! - Fabulous weather
Why it happened -it's the fall!!!
Why it makes me happy -Yep....look for more comments like this. Today was the perfect day that I just eat up. 

HappyUP!!! -fabulous read
Why it happened -I was kicking around the basement
Why it makes me happy -I love a good, unexpected distraction.  Found an old tome that I had read long ago and revisited some key pages I had highlighted. My tank got a nice injection today!

Sunday, October 08, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4193

HappyUP!!! - How LOWE can you go
Why it happened -we got paired
Why it makes me happy - don't get to play with this guy much....always a joy!

HappyUP!!! - Muscle a 40
Why it happened - he negotiated well
Why it makes me happy - it was windy out there. Carving out a 40 was darn good for my nephew. For my nephew? Did I say that? He beat me....it was good for anyone!

HappyUP!!! -stopping after 9
Why it happened -it was WINDY
Why it makes me happy -if you HAVE to be out in high winds, you make the best of it. If you DON'T HAVE to be out in high winds, you hit the lounge! It got even windier....good call!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4192

HappyUP!!! - Springs/G-rate/Soni
Why it happened -we got paired
Why it makes me happy -super group this morning! It's a rare day when everyone plays well.....and this one didn't break the mold. Still, super day on the course

HappyUP!!! - dice rolling
Why it happened - luck of the dice
Why it makes me happy -it took us a little longer to "settle affairs" than usual today....and I didn't pay for any of it! LOVE it when that happens!

HappyUP!!! -evening breeze
Why it happened -it's a weather thing
Why it makes me happy - Fall....ahhhhh.....it's beginning to happen. It's a change in vibe...of feeling....and it is one that resonates with me.  I ate it up tonight

Friday, October 06, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4191

HappyUP!!! - brekko
Why it happened -my buddy stopped by
Why it makes me happy -haven't had brekko out in a bit. The food was great and company was even better

HappyUP!!! - curse in reverse
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -whenever this happens, things get done a lot faster...and that's a good thing

HappyUP!!! - punch shot birdie 1 and 9 iron on 6
Why it happened -I got some stuff
Why it makes me happy - great shots that lead to birdies is what golf is all about. Heroin to a junkie, I tell ya!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4189

HappyUP!!! - Grays Crossing
Why it happened -Road Trip!!!
Why it makes me happy -it's good to get all of the guys away from the regular track once in awhile...and no better place than the Sierra's on a fabulous early fall day. Spectacular weather

HappyUP!!! - Soni on the drive
Why it happened -Road Trip!!!
Why it makes me happy - glad this guy had the wheels and knows how to use them so I didn't have to use my license today. It worked out great!!!

HappyUP!!! - Great Group
Why it happened -got lucky
Why it makes me happy -had DD as my partner and fun guys filled out the foursome

HappyUP!!! -driving the par 4
Why it happened - I hit a good one
Why it makes me happy-this is one of the fun holes at Grays. I have played this course twice. For some reason, I have been lucky enough to put it on this green in one both times.....and made birdie both times. Go figure!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4188

HappyUP!!! - 3 icebreakers
Why it happened - strange things happen when you get new members
Why it makes me happy - icebreakers are one of my favorite things in life. You get to hear all about someone's life.....how they got here...all about them....in 4-6 minutes. It is the most wonderful of things. Waaaaaaaay better and more complete than getting that info, even if you can get that info, in the "outside world."

HappyUP!!! - Carolinas
Why it happened - I was hungry
Why it makes me happy - I get a little caught up and forget about my favorite place to grab n go some chow. No matter...the gaps make the food taste better!

HappyUP!!! -club time
Why it happened -I was hitting balls
Why it makes me happy -it was funny talking to Nick the server and Wilkie today. Lots of laughs.... and...I actually learned something!

Monday, October 02, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4187

HappyUP!!! - lunch
Why it happened - called a buddy
Why it makes me happy - we hadn't gotten together for awhile. We had the nicest of chats. Her kids are doing well (NOT a given)

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened -fall
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE this time of year....OCTOBER....in the valley. Why do people take vacations FROM here in October? This just loses me

HappyUP!!! - a quick jaunt
Why it happened - I wanted to be "out in it"
Why it makes me happy -I was pressed for time but I didn't see when I was going to get my walk in otherwise.  Once out there, I wanted to go sooooo much farther....but....time won today. No big...it's OCTOBER!!!...great days ahead!

Sunday, October 01, 2017

HappyUP!!! Day 4186

HappyUP!!! - big win
Why it happened -a few alterations
Why it makes me happy - big loss yesterday....and this cancelled it out. Funny....what if I had a big win yesterday and the big loss today? Same result overall....but I wouldn't be as happy about it as I am now.

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy -OK...we all KNOW that I love birdies....mostly because they are fairly rare in my world.  Bagged three of them today

HappyUP!!! - overall better play
Why it happened - been working on it
Why it makes me happy -golf is satan's game....one day you are up and one day you are down. It is an imitation of life....but on steroids!!! Been battling...nice to get a foothold ahead!