Saturday, June 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4359

HappyUP!!! - Revisionist History return
Why it happened - it happens
Why it makes me happy - Gladwell has been back for a bit....who knew?  All me episodes to catch up on. LOVE this storyteller!

HappyUP!!! -  Round of 16
Why it happened -it's World Cup
Why it makes me happy - Messi...gone. Ronaldo...gone. Can't really call today big upsets...anything can happen in this WC.  I just get a kick out of the intense pain from Argentina and Portugal fans.  C'mon people....I get sports brings disappointments...but....really?

HappyUP!!! - chicken
Why it happened - I created a marinade
Why it makes me happy -marinade was needs a bit more thought....but that chicken and the resulting chicken salad was a big bowl of YEP!!!!


Gladwell is back
No golf
Starting up again on the trail
Portugal (Ronaldo) and Argentina (Messi) both out

Friday, June 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4358

HappyUP!!! - 4 birdies?
Why it happened -the muscle had it going on
Why it makes me happy -NOPE! Wasn't me that did it. It was the nephew. Heck, the most I have had in a round this year is 3. Why am I happy when he outdoes me? Well, I know why. You MIGHT be able to figure it out

HappyUP!!! - nice pitch play
Why it happened -I work on it
Why it makes me happy -this is the area that has made the most difference this year.  It is technique but that technique breeds an attitude. Yep, a chicken and egg thing....but the combo has been working for a couple of months.  I'll be back at the World Class Short Game Facility (WCSGF) tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - the knee
Why it happened - I walked 18
Why it makes me happy - I walked the other day....and I swelled up the other day. A little pain today but that's no biggie. After the round, all was good.  Just keep working this deal. It will be fine

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy-they get one 2-1?.....from the D-backs? Arizona? Are you kidding me? It is already a successful series!...and, yeah, it's a big series!

4 birdies for the muscle...79
hybrid 1/drive an 7 iron 2/wedge n putt 4/pitch 6/hook 6 n pitch 7/bunker shot n sandy 8/7 iron 9/ pitch 10 / pitch on 11/3 wood n wedge 14 /5 iron 17 /drive 18
Done early
Walked 18...knee didn't swell
TJ's...limeaid force try

Thursday, June 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4357

HappyUP!!! - seeing the M-man
Why it happened - he came to play in the park
Why it makes me happy - I know....I's cliche'....but I just saw this little dude 2 weeks ago... and I swear he has grown in size AND in coordination in a noticeable manner in that time frame! That is just crazy. You know me, I prefer objective observations...but...I got to go with my gut on this one.  So dang cute!

HappyUP!!! - a busy salon
Why it happened - I went at a different time
Why it makes me happy - love my stylist. She owns her own place. I have watched her put the blood and sweat into that place.  I never ask her how the business is doing....but it looked like it was kicking butt yesterday. I made mention of that...she said it was that way a lot! THAT made me feel great to see her doing well

HappyUP!!! - watching the trio
Why it happened - a chance meeting
Why it makes me happy - I follow serendipity sometimes.  Oddly came across a gal I knew yesterday.  She told me her hubby was playing drums down the street last night and I should come by. I did. I ran across Jimmy bartending....hadn't seen him in forever...didn't even know he was working there. Had a nice little time.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4356

HappyUP!!! - S.M.E. conversation
Why it happened - I am going to need one
Why it makes me happy - alright, it's not nailed down yet. will be. The conversation about it was great....a meaningful conversation...the best kind

HappyUP!!! - Rebo chat
Why it happened - we made an appointment
Why it makes me happy -this dude has some things going on! It is a sacred privilege that he is entrusting me for some assistance.  Hey, all of this experience I have really should go somewhere! I love it when it can go RIGHT where it can.  Helping others help others is as good as helping them yourself....maybe even better...because, in the process, you start training another in how to help others help others (<----yes again="" it="" makes="" p="""" statement="" that="">

HappyUP!!! - some fine play and shots
Why it happened -the Hover
Why it makes me happy -a buddy of mine suggested that I "hover" the club above the ground at address. I have played with this in the past. The "weird" feel always overrode any actual results/help. Well, in today's case, though it was out of my norm, it felt great taking it back. I hit some pure shots that had trajectories on them that were proper and much better than normal.

HappyUP!!! -the knee
Why it happened -I gave it a shot
Why it makes me happy- ol lefty been barkin a bit again lately....even puffed out a bit.  No babying him today....I walked.  Yeah, it hurt a bit but nothing too bad.  Rest is a good is a good thing...but you also need to build muscle around a joint or more pressure is on the joint. This is the next thing to work on and can easily be done

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4355

HappyUP!!! - nephew's play
Why it happened - he's "getting it"
Why it makes me happy - "harder doesn't mean better or farther" in golf. It was a joy to see my nephew effortlessly sweep the ball around the course today enroute to his best round of the year

HappyUP!!! - return of Rebo
Why it happened - he felt the need
Why it makes me happy -FABULOUS to see this former member come through the door....and re-join the organization.  On top of that, he's a really good dude.....cherry on top there

HappyUP!!! - making our quota
Why it happened - see above and more
Why it makes me happy -2 guests converted in the last 2 weeks which qualifies the club for it's due awards. Yep, we did it!!! It was right under the year end bell (something we shall work on next year) but, for now, we will HappyUP!!! and sing and dance!!!

HappyUP!!! - MJ popping in
Why it happened -I had contacted him
Why it makes me happy- always great when this former member appears

HappyUP!!! - home for P
Why it happened - I made an inquiry
Why it makes me happy - I'm being a responsible adult in making some future "plan B" plans. THIS was a persnickety one.....but I am not at ease and overjoyed at the outcome.

Monday, June 25, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4354

HappyUP!!! - Jet Airliner Lick
Why it happened -I did a little digging in my files
Why it makes me happy -while not perfect, I pretty much have this one down good enough for my audience to listen. Portia the Cat isn't that particular.  Anyway, it was pretty cool

HappyUP!!! - music theory
Why it happened -I did some on line research
Why it makes me happy - I soooooo wish someone had explained some of these concepts and tips to me looooong ago.  It makes soooo much sense

HappyUP!!! - a bittersweet goodbye
Why it happened - people have to move on
Why it makes me happy - my hygenist and hubby are leaving California. It is hard to blame them for that! Idaho is calling. Today was the final cleaning.  We had a lovely lovely a chat as one can have when one has someone else fingers or sonic tool jammed down his mouth.  The new place sounds lovely.....and it's not in California (kind of a HappyUP!!! in and of itself these days, Maxi and Gavi)

K L time
Clean teeth
Cooler day
Chile Relleno
World's Ugliest Dog


Albert Einstein sticks out his tongue when asked by photographers to smile on the occasion of his 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951.

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of the mediocre mind" 

                                               -Albert Einstein

The above - is representative of a few things.

First - it is a great quote that speaks to things that possibly once served us....but that now may just be something that is done for no other reason than, "that's the way it's always been done around here." If that is the case, those kinds of consistencies could and should be tossed asideto make room for more productive or meaningful consistencies. 

Second - the above is something promised to share with my friend, Kelly L, this morning

Third - (pssssst.....hey....K...have you ever tried creating THAT persona?....the "KellyEll one"? know....when you have to be that peppy person for that one thing we were talking about?  Instead of being the regular, K or K L, you become the "Fabulous KellyEll!!!" for that hour or two. Or, how about KellyYELL   or KellYell? There ya go, K... go play with that idea and mold it into something of your own. I hereby give you permission to be who you need to be. "We are all actors and the world is but a stage," is what good old Billy Shakespeare said about that. 

Fourth - the daily HappyUP!!!s have been getting  cranked out for over a decade....and that's pretty much all that has appeared here.

However -,things started much differently.  Jokes, stories, observations, quotes, SundayScribblings, etc.....all regularly found themselves to these pages.  Today marks a return to the roots...but with the experience of many years.

Hang out here - on occasion.  Things MAY just start to get fun!....HappyUP!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4353

HappyUP!!! - nice, reusable Folsom Prison Blues lick
Why it happened -YouTubing
Why it makes me happy - it's a simple little many more of those are out there that I have ignored with all the people posting things?

HappyUP!!! - goaded golfing
Why it happened - they only had 3
Why it makes me happy -just played 4 days in a row...knee was barking at me a bit...but..I took it for the team. Had a great time even though the score wasn't the best. It was one scrappy 38 on the front

HappyUP!!! - sandie on 18
Why it happened - I saw some assistance
Why it makes me happy - really needed to get this one up and down...but the lie in the trap was downhill. This ball was going to come out low. What was right behind the pin? A nice little backstop that rolled that ball back to about 7 feet. One putt later and the dot was entered on the card!

HappyUP!!! - helping BR
Why it happened - it was noticeable
Why it makes me happy- pointed out a little sumpin sumpin re: his putting stroke. BAM! Great feeling to see him back on track with the short stick

Saturday, June 23, 2018

HsppyUP!!! Day 4352

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 17 and 18
Why it happened -good shooting...great putting
Why it makes me happy -it does not matter the does not get much better....or more rare than making birdie on the last two holes. It ESPECIALLY helps when.....

HappyUP!!! - ....QUALIFYING for the next stage
Why it happened - the birdies and staying at it
Why it makes me happy -my partner and I were cruising until we got to the 13th green....oooops!...then an oooops on 14.....and another ooooops on 15! We were "stick a fork in them...DONE!"  But, though it was by that skin on the teeths, we are moving on to Monterey!!!

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 4
Why it happened - been working on that
Why it makes me happy - I had missed a close/easy birdie putt on 2...big let down. It was nice to get this "freebie" back. Not a hard chip.....but even the easy ones don't go in all the time.

HappyUP!!! - great sleep
Why it happened -the summer home
Why it makes me happy- I think I was pretty tired from a lack of sleep the previous night. I cruised and really noticed how good the sleep was

Great sleep
The summer home
NCGA deal
Letting TM officer training simmer

Friday, June 22, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4351

HappyUP!!! - early golf
Why it happened -pre-planning
Why it makes me happy -saw this heat wave coming a week ago....made the adjustment...and it was a very pleasant morning out in nature.  As we were finishing, the regulars were just heading out. " thank you....there is a reason I am retired....don't have to do stuff I don't want to do..." kind of a thing

HappyUP!!! - bringing it back 
Why it happened - just stayed steady
Why it makes me happy - a somewhat horrific start to the round today.....but played the last 13 holes one over.  This is one of those triumphant things where gold truly imitates life.  You can start off very poorly.....and just phone it in and give up.....or you can try really hard to correct things.  Don't get me wrong, either way can still lead to a bad outcome.....but only the latter gives you the possibility of a splendid result.  Today....that happened

HappyUP!!! - got the instructions
Why it happened -I text chatted
Why it makes me happy - the new part was delivered to me Thursday......the instructions that were NOT in the box were requested Thursday night.....and they were in my e-mail this morning. AWESOME!!!   Now....when the part gets installed is going to be anybody's guess!

HappyUP!!! -R's back 9....or final 7
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy- he's got his golf mojo back on.  He's on 70's patrol again.  He learned something about can go deep into golf deep that you don't think you will climb out. Just a week or two ago, "I don't see myself breaking 80's just not possible."  Today, when asked same thing, "oh, it's happening...I'm all over it."  Yep....the dude has got the which there is no cure

R's back 9 of 7 pars
My bunker shot on 18
Birdie 6
Winning with the bro
World Cup
Grocery in the heat

Thursday, June 21, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4350

HappyUP!!! - clean hats
Why it happened -I got an idea
Why it makes me happy - I had an "old clothes" bag that I had been contributing things to a little here and there. I came across two white golf hats.  I took another look at them. Yep, they were in there because they were filthy and grimy.  Another look was taken..."...but they are in good physical condition...hmmmm....I wonder....".  Yep, I gave them the bleach and washing machine treatment.....BAM!!!.....sparkling!!! Hey...who wants to spend $40 on a couple of white golf hats?....again?

HappyUP!!! - A-G lesson 
Why it happened - I'm studying a little
Why it makes me happy - wow!  All this time and I didn't know this little "trick/piece of theory."  The result? Knowledge and a new cool little riff that I can build some other things from.

HappyUP!!! - testing the waters
Why it happened - I'm not's been festering
Why it makes me happy - "a journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step" could never be more true than this deal.  We shall see if I have the interest and passion to formally adopt this project. It officially became a consideration (which is an upgrade from inkling) today.

 early golf
chores DONE
World Cup

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4349

HappyUP!!! - punch shots
Why it happened - did some practice
Why it makes me happy - OK...not wild about the situations I was in where I needed to use PunchShots today....but ecstatic regarding the work I did and the product of the effort.  Even knocked one out of the trees from about 130 yards to about a foot of the cup! That's suuuhhhhwweeeeeeet!

HappyUP!!! - J M book found
Why it happened -I wasn't looking anymore
Why it makes me happy -don't you love it when you look for something .....and then "kinda" give up because you can't find it.....and then you stumble upon it.  THINK about that "AHA feeling" when you find the object.  Now, obviously, car keys don't fit into this camp....but stuff you don't need immediately does

HappyUP!!! - Brother Customer Service
Why it happened -I tried everything else
Why it makes me happy -no, I'm not talking about MY brother...I'm talking about the company. I own a product they made and have had it for many years.  It got in a funk.  I checked the manual...the internet...went through all bueno...problem persisted. I was shocked to get such good service over the phone......saved me $80-$100! 


2 birds
19 numbers win
tabata chat

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4348

HappyUP!!! - Hotel California
Why it happened - I got an email
Why it makes me happy - saw a little video on how to play this tune a different way than I learned it long ago.  It sounds WAAAAAAY cooler this way....and I'm just knocking some chords down at the moment. I will do some embellishments and really get it up to speed

HappyUP!!! - steam cleaning
Why it happened - inspiration
Why it makes me happy - I don't get the steamer out as often as I should. WOW!!! I forgot what a difference it makes on the kitchen floor versus conventional mopping. My bare feet sure could tell the difference

HappyUP!!! - guest to member
Why it happened -a little push
Why it makes me happy -"why beat around the bush? You know you want to join. Let's get it on!!!" Yep, that was the non-subliminal message that was sent to our guest today....but...hey...we have a great product....the guest used to be a Toastmaster so he knows the drill....our time obviously works for him.  GREAT add to our club!!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4347

HappyUP!!! - ironing
Why it happened -I was on a project
Why it makes me happy -ever have clothes that accumulate into....A PROJECT?  Yeah, me too! That was a solid hour of ironing I did today....or more.  It felt GREAT to do it...almost therapeutic actually. It helped that the World Cup was playing right in front of my ironing board

HappyUP!!! - Improving
Why it happened - I tried something out
Why it makes me happy -nope....not perfected by any means....but many learnings gained already by a concept that I am developing. was inspired by something I read long ago...but not done in this fashion.  I like working on becoming better and better

HappyUP!!! - a little help
Why it happened -someone volunteered
Why it makes me happy - I didn't have to do it....a better job was done than if I had done it...and the improvement is something that is VERY noticeable....again...and again...and again!

HappyUP!!! - organizing
Why it happened - I hit it!!!
Why it makes me happy- it also gave me a chance to try out my new "improvement" concept. Wow!!! I didn't know I could feel so great about getting this situation under control. Yep....mentally fatigueing but, in the end, gratifying.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4346 Happy Father's Day

HappyUP!!! - Father's Day Golf
Why it happened - I got up early
Why it makes me happy - played with two dad's and their sons today. What a joy it is for them to be able to do that...these are grown sons. It's quite an accomplishment on everyone's end

HappyUP!!! - chip in 17
Why it happened - I nipped that one
Why it makes me happy - I couldn't see the cup....just the pin....pitched it up the hill nicely....went, "that should be me a chance for par."  Well, nobody else was up at the green at the time they all got a nice "surprise" (as did I) when I fished it out of the cup for birdie....such fun!

HappyUP!!! - Father's Day Dinner
Why it happened - I was invited
Why it makes me happy - great food and family....nice and chill.....close is very good!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4345

HappyUP!!! - a sizzling round of golf
Why it happened - some playing going on
Why it makes me happy - nope...wasn't talking about the weather.  The temperature was fabulous. Threw down my best round in well over a year today.....after being 2 over after 4 holes....1 under the rest of the trip.  Only one birdie.  If you are keeping track, it means I went 14 holes without a screw up that I couldn't immediately fix!

HappyUP!!! - 6 iron on 17
Why it happened - striking it pretty well
Why it makes me happy - this was the big acquire/lock down the "grand salami."  It's always nice to deliver when it matters

HappyUP!!! - a new little lick
Why it happened - I was noodling
Why it makes me happy -....been working on a neat little guitar passage....creating it...and found a nice little pathway on the fretboard tonight.  It's a "ooooh! There it is!!!" moment...nice!

Friday, June 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4344

HappyUP!!! - the new parking structure is open
Why it happened - it took awhile
Why it makes me happy - downtown really needed this addition....well...maybe not to the extent that this one was built.....7 levels!!!  But...I don't have a problem with a bit of overkill.  Once you are building a few levels, why not a few more.  I just know where I can park now downtown!!!

HappyUP!!! - Early Golf
Why it happened - nephew needed to
Why it makes me happy - great guys....perfect weather.....greens are sooooo smooth in the morning....done early enough to do other stuff....

HappyUP!!! - cruising the neighborhood with a friend
Why it happened - lunch wrapped early
Why it makes me happy - I was being tour guide and I noticed things that I never had noticed before on some neighboring streets.  I also was strangely even MORE appreciative of my little part of the world.  It really is a nice, charming, and darling little enclave.  I done good settling here

Thursday, June 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4342

HappyUP!!! - paperwork
Why it happened - it happens
Why it makes me happy - all deadlines met with room to spare.  No stress for me

HappyUP!!! - looks like a road trip
Why it happened - had Boxy checked pre-smog
Why it makes me happy - it's good to know...saved me a trip to the cramped little place for them to tell me the engine hadn't cycled through since my battery went out.  It only means one thing....put some miles on!!!......and, of course, with the top down! What? Do I hear Tahoe calling!

HappyUP!!! - M in the park....Baby Shark
Why it happened - he was visiting
Why it makes me happy - he had a ton of fun climbing into Boxy today.  That little kid is a crack up.... the Baby Shark song had me in stitches in the most joyful of ways!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4341

HappyUP!!! - incredible par on 17
Why it happened - Floppy McFloppy
Why it makes me happy -tees are is to hit the 5 iron rather than the 6. I tattoo this baby....just a little left of the stick. My playing partner says, "you must have hit that great...I barely heard any contact," and he was right. Unfortunately, it isn't what you want when you have taken a bit extra club.  I had to have ended up darn near 50 yards over the green (told ya I tattooed it). It was an impossible situation...for some.  I opened up that 60 degree wedge and shot that ball right at the green to work with...almost flew it in....and then canned the 15 footer coming back! THAT is some good stuff!

HappyUP!!! - knocking stuff out
Why it happened -I was up a little early
Why it makes me happy -who do you know that has washed their car....and gone to the bank....on top of writing out 3 pages of script................all before their 6:30 coffee appointment? Who? THIS GUY!!!....and it just felt great!!!

HappyUP!!! - coffee time
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - ANOTHER banner day of conversation.  How many convos have you had lately where the word, "pedantic", comes up?  It's usually an interesting chat when that happens

HappyUP!!! - great calls with G and L
Why it happened - I reached out
Why it makes me happy- G is going to give me a hand on a little thing I really want done....but don't want to do....and it's right up his alley. He's actully looking forward to it!  It would be a stretch for me to have that same attitude toward this project....this is going to work out great!!!

US Open Day
38 on the front
Flop shot on 6
Flop shot par save on 17
5 iron to 5

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4340

HappyUP!!! - drop and go
Why it happened - I'm responsible
Why it makes me happy - didn't think I should be around the gang today.....but I had the key to the door. Nice to do a little drive and "drop and go" knowing the meeting was in good hands.  I also liked myself for "soldiering up" and fulfilling my obligation

HappyUP!!! - cancelling doc appointment
Why it happened - I am feeling better
Why it makes me happy - I am feeling better! I just said it in the previous line, for goodness sakes.  No further explanation needed.

HappyUP!!! - cool little guitar run
Why it happened - I was YouTubin
Why it makes me happy - loved the way this dude connected more of the fretboard. He gave some mindless little drills to run through. Easy in concept but difficult to do fast.....I gots to pick up some of that shred speed

Monday, June 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4339

HappyUP!!! - doctor call
Why it happened - got HIT
Why it makes me happy - man, I woke up....did some stuff...then went DOWN. If I hadn't already had appendicitis, I would swear that was what it was. Very happy I got to talk to a doc on the phone who said it didn't sound like an emergency room visit.  He also said, "this is strange. I have received several calls TODAY with people describing what you are describing."

HappyUP!!! - doctor made appointment
Why it happened - the phone doc did it
Why it makes me happy - I couldn't get to my doc....or any doc...for days on the system. Glad the phone doc had an override to get me to a different doc tomorrow should I feel the need

HappyUP!!! - Netflix
Why it happened - it's a service
Why it makes me happy - when you are sick and DOWN...Netflix is a lifesaver! Period!!!

HappyUP!!! - anti-diahera med
Why it happened know why
Why it makes me happy- I like to let things "run their course." I think it is important. Whatever bad that is in there wants to....NEEDS to....get out.  Far be it from me to "close that door."  But...after 5 was time for night time sleep.  So thankful for those little pills of "valve closers" tonight.


Doctor call
Being able to be sick

Sunday, June 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4338

HappyUP!!! - big win
Why it happened - my partner's front 9
Why it makes me happy -I joined at last minute on a glad I did. This guy was on fire!

HappyUP!!! - big win
Why it happened - my play on the back 9
Why it makes me happy - I actually got "into the zone" on the back.  2 under going into 17...relied a bit too much on adrenalin and came up a bit short for bogey on 17. Still, slapped it around in 35 which is a bit of a milestone. I think it may be the first under par 9 this year

HappyUP!!! - morning guitar jam
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -due to the Acorn, I hadn't touched the ax for a couple of days. It was a nice morning of noodling

Saturday, June 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4337

HappyUP!!! - Calcutta money
Why it happened - we closed HARD
Why it makes me happy - two best balls....only one over par combined...THAT is something that is difficult to accomplish.  We got a nice little financial reward for the effort

HappyUP!!! - birdie birdie
Why it happened - shots and putts
Why it makes me happy - 17 and 18 weren't our closing holes today.....but they are still nice to birdie to get the round a little kickstart

HappyUP!!! - dinner 
Why it happened - the tournament concludes
Why it makes me happy - my partner came back for dinner this year which was great. My friend stopped by and joined us as well.  We were awarded a nice overall prize....even picked up a raffle prize of dinner at McCormick and Schmicks (gotta love that).

HappyUP!!! - one more day of uniforms
Why it happened -I made a late night trip last evening
Why it makes me happy- hey...we already matched the first two days......had to finish it out properly....and it was a nice shirt!!!


Friday, June 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4336


HappyUP!!! - the ice cream cookie sandwich
Why it happened - they brought them out 
Why it makes me happy - OMG!...THIS was delicious. Two chocolate chip cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream between them? Are you kidding me? I don't usually do dessert but, in my current status, I am full on. This was a winner!!!

HappyUP!!! - hey, we are still in it
Why it happened - we are learning?
Why it makes me happy - our handicaps are as low as ever for this tournament. By now, we are usually sucking!...I the back of the bus. One team clearly has this won, but, with a good round tomorrow, we could actually do OK

HappyUP!!! - 4'1" on number 5
Why it happened -I piped that baby
Why it makes me happy - it led to a birdie...but....more importantly, it qualifies me for a chance to take one putt for $10,000 tomorrow.  All I have to do is beat out the 3 other guys in a playoff. How exciting would that be?

Great shirts
Birdie on 17
Lots of great chips/pitches (just gotta start making the putts)
Seafood buffet
Par 3 money from yesterday

Thursday, June 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4335

It's that time again - THE ACORN!!!

Our annual tournament - the greenskeeper and the staff put there best foot forward. We shine up the experience...invite guests from all over the place...and have some friendly competition for a few days.

HappyUP!!! - starting off with a natural birdie....and then pushing it
Why it happened - I's not our usual style
Why it makes me happy - hey, we would eventually stumble.....and then come back...hard...only to do a total face plant on the final hole....but....we showed some promise

HappyUP!!! - seeing all the guys
Why it happened - it's the Acorn
Why it makes me happy - many guys bring in the same guests...from far and wide...for this friendly competition. Always cool to see

HappyUP!!! -labels off the towel
Why it happened - I had an AHA
Why it makes me happy - so...that pesky label kept hanging down below the fold of my towel. I said, "I don't need that label!" (I know....big duuuhhhhh). BUT, here was the big deal.....I no longer knew what the front or the back of the towel was (I did that thorough a job of cutting the label)...and, then, I went, "THERE IS NO FRONT OR BACK TO A TOWEL."  Just fold it on either side. It all works!


Seeing all the guys
Finding a little something - get that arm a little more under going back
That little something I found last night when I was trying my brother's clubs
Tennessee Whiskey....and seeing how my instructors evil ways could pay off long term
Cutting the labels off my towels
NOT folding the fitted sheet

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4334

HappyUP!!! - sand play
Why it happened - practice and skills
Why it makes me happy - long ago, I was a pretty decent bunker player. These days? Not so much. Could one reason be that I don't work at it? Hmmmmmm....let's think about that...LOL.  Anyway, I did work at it the other day.......came up with a little "sumpin sumpin" and...VOILA!!!... I holed out a short sided bunker shot on 5 and left another one hanging on the front edge of the cup on 14. In my history of playing golf, I have NEVER (<----and about="" bunker="" change="" eeling="" good="" had="""" i="" in="" is="" it="" little="" month="" nbsp="" one="" only="" p="" round="" shots="" that="" this="" true="" two="" use="" when="" word="" year="">
HappyUP!!! - a reach out
Why it happened - the big E was looking for a game
Why it makes me happy - the big tournament starts tomorrow. It's kind of a special day. It was great that a friend of mine looked me up to see if I wanted to be paired with him and his partner tomorrow. THAT is quite an honor and, due to this guy being who he is, I gladly accepted.  Hey, believe it or not, there are people...people close to me....that I wouldn't want to be paired with in this gig! 

HappyUP!!! - a reach out
Why it happened - old acquaintance might be searching
Why it makes me happy - WHAT? I'm being asked out so I may be able to shed light/give guidance / dispense wisdom? happens!  It is a sacred privilege when it does. The nice thing....I don't usually have to share much.  I just put on my listening ears....ask a couple of questions....and usually just guide the person on their own path....a path they already have...and one they just needed a navigator to steer them back on their own course.  It's a wonderful experience.

HappyUP!!! - coffee klatch
Why it happened - been doing it for 18 years
Why it makes me happy - .....due to that pesky thing called LIFE, we had missed our weekly gig for over a month. I'm not sure that has ever happened.  It made for some great catch up though! Good to hear about the progress of the kids.....and....hearing of how a father has served his time regarding a certain duty to his sons.  Well done!

HappyUP!!! -iCloud progress
Why it happened - a bit of extra perseverence
Why it makes me happy- Apple can make things very easy......except when they don't! Like when they have about 3 or more different passwords for different paths that kind of seem like the same path. Did that make sense? me! Anyway, I think I am well on my way to being properly backed up.

 E reaching out for Acorn
T reaching out for coffee
Trav time
Making progress on iCloud
Knocking out the bene changes re: Trust
F and S for golf
Conquering Ctl X and Ctl V

HappyUP!!! Day 4333

Pretty much - a Chamber of Commerce BANNER DAY in the Nutster World!

HappyUP!!! - renewal check
Why it happened - a member came back
Why it makes me happy -LOVE this member. Sooooo thrilled that she is back and paid current

HappyUP!!! - 3 speeches
Why it happened - they were motivated
Why it makes me happy - J talked about D.A.M.M. (an interesting perspective on cell phone use)... B talked about the "A or N Factor" which was great....and, our ranking veteran, P gave us a very interesting perspective about freedom.  Great stuff!!!

HappyUP!!! - the Shark
Why it happened - old vacuum went out
Why it makes me happy - I won't go into too much detail.  The bloom is still on the rose.  I can only say that one of my dreads in life is buying the wrong thing...the wrong tool for the job...especially on spendier purchases.  I think I NAILED it on this thing.  The versatility and ease of use was amazing on it's maiden voyage!

HappyUP!!! -KC and the Sunshine Band
Why it happened - I brought my speaker
Why it makes me happy- I took my speaker to Toastmasters for a funny reason.....but then ended up greeting people with my 5 song KC and the Sunshine Band jam. don't have to be a FAN of the Sunshiners.....but....if you don't get yourself into a better...a more funkalicious mood upon hearing them, I don't know what to tell ya!  They almost are dripping on you to "dude, let your groove thing out! It wants out!"  I had to dial myself back a bit....a lot of parts of the world just can't handle it when I go into my Funkanomic mode! I tell ya what....I sure didn't hold back for most of the day after that!

P...B...J speeches
R Toastmastering
KC and the Sunshine band and my speaker
Shark vacuum
Ninja sushi
The esquire's office

Monday, June 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4332

HappyUP!!! - The Pest Guy
Why it happened -he stops by
Why it makes me happy - he told me I did a good job on my "pest project"....even though I did it and not him. cost me $30 and two hours of time....NOT what the pest company was going to charge me (he's a nice guy...even he knew what they were going to make him charge was ridiculous. He didn't say that...I could just tell).  Anyway, I like this dude...I don't always get to see him when he stops by.

HappyUP!!! - Hootie tune
Why it happened - I saw him on TV
Why it makes me happy - I caught a DVR'd episode of Fallon from a week or so back. They did a parody of "Only Wanna Be With You" devoted to the military and Memorial Day.  I did a quick look up on the internet.....voila.....a few minutes later, I'm playing the tune. Amazing how simple it little strum all know the song.  I GUARANTEE many times as you have heard the don't know them at all! LOL...I found that funny. A song I "knew" so well but didn't really know at all.

HappyUP!!! -starting the day on extremely high MoJo
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - I was particularly upbeat today....yeah....more than usual...even for me.  No particular reason....not doing anything special or fun....quite the opposite as I was doing some drudgery items.  I'll take it though!!!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4331

HappyUP!!! - 2 birdies
Why it happened - good shooting...and a couple of nice putts
Why it makes me happy - birdies are where it is at.....and I have been a little "fowl famished" as of late.  It seems like the opportunity is to get 2-4 a round.  Perhaps, "birdie mode" is getting ready to kick in! It would be a very TIMELY occurrence....Acorn on the way

HappyUP!!! - Warriors
Why it happened - it's the finals
Why it makes me happy - are you kidding me? It is just magic watching these guys toy with the Cavs.  It almost seems like a cat just batting the mouse around....except that is one big LeBron mouse that almost bit them the other night.  Still, they just showed excellence to watch. 

HappyUP!!! - 3 days in a row...keeping it under the 80 mark
Why it happened -a comeback
Why it makes me happy - the front nine got WAAAAY out of hand....but....I managed to play the back in one over and just duck it under the magic mark.  I know EXACTLY what needs a bit of work...and where some awesome progress (the sand) was made today.  It will be duly noted.

HappyUP!!! -great group/heat beat
Why it happened - looked at the forecast
Why it makes me happy- 7:20 on a pre-summer season day...with summer weather coming in the afternoon.  Great guys to play with.....I was given a free hat....lfie is good!

Saturday, June 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4330

HappyUP!!! - a birthday bash
Why it happened - somebody turned 60
Why it makes me happy -great venue and idea. We converged upon the Four Pockets.....drinks...dinner....a couple hours of a billiards, shuffleboard, jenga tournament....full with trophies to the winners.  GREAT way to have a party!!!

HappyUP!!! - hanging with my buddies
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -hadn't seen birthday boy since he retired a year ago. GREAT to catch up. Also nice to ride over with my other buddy.  Lots of "I love you, man" being tossed around. That's some great stuff!

HappyUP!!! - two days keeping it under 80
Why it happened -parred the last two holes
Why it makes me happy - cruised through the tougher front in 39...time to "make some hay" on the back....whooooopsie!!! A few blunders later and it was required I go to the whip and bring it home with a couple of pars!!! A nice yesterday....keeping it in the zipcode as I approach next week's tournament

Friday, June 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4329

HappyUP!!! - a clean and restring
Why it happened - motivation....well....and a string busted
Why it makes me happy -man....I can get lazy sometimes! I was soooooooo overdue for a change of wires on Axe 1.  Cleaned her up too....oiled her down......she sounded and felt like a new woman! Suuhhhhhhwwwhhheeeeet!!!

HappyUP!!! - a gift
Why it happened -my partner is the best
Why it makes me happy - I merely commented, "what's that?" because it was so shiny! Then, my partner said, "here, you can have it. It's my last one to give away."  Wow....I now have FBI material in my pocket every time I golf.  THAT has to be worth something

HappyUP!!! -keeping it under 80
Why it happened - parred 18
Why it makes me happy - I BARELY did it today....but I did it.  Things are about to go a bit lower....just need some different parts of the game to gel at the correct moment.  Just nice to be in the zip code