Tuesday, July 31, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4390

HappyUP!!! - the three speeches
Why it happened - did some rearranging
Why it makes me happy - this was a great thing! D killed it with the icebreaker. R gave the best speech he has given. L did a super job on a timely topic from a first hand perspective (the fires). Just awesome stuff today

HappyUP!!! - tossing a 33 down on the back 9
Why it happened - just really good play there
Why it makes me happy -the 39 on the front was a little ho hum. Largo birdie on 10...some nice, solid play that gave me pars through 15....and then the wake up call. Another largo birdie on 16...now 2 under with two to go. THAT gets my attention. A sandie save on 17 and another LARGO birdie on 18 and it's 33. I'm not sure but I think that ties with my best 9 holes at my home course since I joined. Four LARGO birdies....no lucky stuff or long putts. Sweeet day....and a big win.

HappyUP!!! - Home Depot run
Why it happened - just said "screw it and do it"
Why it makes me happy - it's easy to stay inside when we are hitting 100 degrees...but I said, "lets get some things done before golf and after Toastmasters." What do you know....I get some needed home equipment and a clean truck!


Running the meeting
Putt 2...pitch/putt 3....putt 4....8 iron largo/birdie 5...cute belly wedge 6...drive 7...pitch 8...cute wedge/largo/birdie 10...chip 11...pitch/putt 12...drive/9 iron 13...stinger drive/hold off 8 iron 14...stinger drive/wedge 15....stinger drive/wedge/largo/birdie 16....sandie 17...9 iron/largo/birdie 18
33 on the back side...best 9 of the year
Home Depot run
Truck wash...motivation!
Walking despite the heat

Monday, July 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4389


HappyUP!!! - Circle of Fifths
Why it happened -I was YouTubing
Why it makes me happy - it seems like I should have been exposed to this little theory a bit farther back in the road. Yet...hey....better late than never

HappyUP!!! - thumbing it
Why it happened - I'm still exploring
Why it makes me happy -I try to do a little thumb work every day. I'm not TOTALLY committed but I am getting closer and closer. Some cool sounds are starting to emerge....even though I am nowhere near fluent in thumb

HappyUP!!! -lunch
Why it happened - bro called
Why it makes me happy - it was boys lunch today. It was nice to see the muscle for the first time since he got out of the hospital. Great food...hadn't been to Strings in forever!

Meeting together
Lunch at Strings
Good sprinkler test
Paperwork catch up
Tupp settle up

Sunday, July 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4388

HappyUP!!! - a charmed life
Why it happened - I did some reflection
Why it makes me happy - some strumming on the porch in the morning, golf with my brother and wonderful guys, some more guitar noodling, Tour de France catchup....and handling some easy stuff. I live a charmed life

HappyUP!!! - my partner
Why it happened - he put on a clinic
Why it makes me happy - ML tossed a 70...yeah...a 70 ....2 under par on them today. THAT is a net 66! I shot a 78 with 3 doubles (which my errors were contained to three holes) and it added up to a large victory

HappyUP!!! - the group
Why it happened -it was a Sunday thing and TC dropped
Why it makes me happy - my bro...DD...ML....and Goodie. It is hard to get better than that

HappyUP!!! - TraderJoes
Why it happened - I realized I needed some things
Why it makes me happy- I left my house, did my shopping, and was back at my house....all in about 10-12 minutes. I am so grateful for the location of my house in many ways and this is just one of them!

New Sprinkler
BagBoy System 
B.B. is his name
Tom Watson
Laptop linking bluetooth now
Moving the laptop
Winning big
4 over after three...two more doubles...still brought it in 78
TraderJoes last minute run...less than 10 minutes driveway to back in driveway
Under 100 degrees today....less than forecasted yesterday

Saturday, July 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4387

HappyUP!!! - front landscaping
Why it happened - I got a surprise
Why it makes me happy -it's something I have been meaning to get around to......but I came home to it! Suuhhhhhweeeeet! It's something that is definitely best done by someone else but I was hardly expecting this.

HappyUP!!! - Portia
Why it happened - I came home
Why it makes me happy -yeah...she was a little ticked that I was gone.....but she got over it. Missed my little Portia-pine!

HappyUP!!! - great drive back
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - there actually was a surprising amount of traffic for the time we left. Despite that, everything moved along with no issues. We had some good podcasts and music. The time flew by. Wonderful to be back home!

Up early
Nice drive back
Front landscaping
Seeing the boys

Friday, July 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4386

HappyUP!!! - 2 under for the last 5 holes
Why it happened - good shots and putting
Why it makes me happy -man, something good needed to happen on this trip. "Bringing it home" left a nice taste in my mouth. Looking forward to getting back on the links

HappyUP!!! - quick warmup
Why it happened - somehow we ran late
Why it makes me happy - rather than worrying about getting loose, I had to "think loose," and get right to business. Helped me find a little sumptin sump tin

HappyUP!!! - a whale breach
Why it happened -I guess they do that
Why it makes me happy - I just happened to be looking off the balcony....didn't think it was whale season...yet...there it was...that tail that everyone recognizes! It was a nice nightcap

HappyUP!!! - Labi Siffre
Why it happened - Spotify
Why it makes me happy-where the heck have I been regarding this guy? He's only been around since 1972. Eccentric? Yes!  Talented? Tremendous!!! I love making new finds.


Birdie 120 yards down hill
Par 17...driver/hybrid/fabulous chip down the hill
Drive off of 10...my first hole
Par on 11....my nemesis
Sun came out in the valley
Wind held off
Flahertys for lunch and cute Famous Fries waitress
Labi Siffre
Whale breaching
Romeo & Julieta
Good "charging" situation all trip

Thursday, July 26, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4385

HappyUP!!! - short game
Why it happened -I needed it
Why it makes me happy - those lies at Poppy Hills were tight! Those sand traps were plentiful. When you are hitting it like a dog, you find all of those around the greens. Glad I had some skills to keep things where they were

HappyUP!!! - NCGA Officials
Why it happened - we were at Zone Qualifying
Why it makes me happy - we got a little "bump" from one official....and justified. Another one gave me a poison oak warning...and I am glad he did. 3 holes later my ball was sitting in it and I would not have known.  Rain pants got tossed on over the shorts and a REAL disaster was averted!!

HappyUP!!! - the last hole
Why it happened - eventually you get there
Why it makes me happy - tough day out there today.....but....played the last hole about as well as you could. There was no layup in this kid!...and I got rewarded. Momentum for tomorrow!!!

HappyUP!!! -
Why it happened -
Why it makes me happy-

The Grotto
After round with the team
Brekko burrito
22 golf towel
Ed McG
Sandy pars
Pretty "nippy" chipping

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4384

HappyUP!!! - Pasatiempo
Why it happened - we were on the road
Why it makes me happy - this is a little bit of a bucket list item for me. This course has been around forever. Nice track

HappyUP!!! - two birdies
Why it happened - nice shots
Why it makes me happy - I'm not known to make a lot of birdies....let alone on a foreign course...and on par 4's where they are tougher to get.  Great harbinger for the next two days?

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HappyUP!!! - The Beach House
Why it happened - we had to eat
Why it makes me happy -this place lived up to the billing from last year. Those sand dabs?....deeeelicious!!!

Feast of Lanterns
Dead or Alive in car
Decent golf after no range and 3+ hrs in the car
Car partner
Nice Passat
Packing/Picking up/errands like you are going on vacation and are out of town
Car charger pack along came in handy

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4383

HappyUP!!! - Turnout
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -we have vacations...illnesses...work stuff....etc....but we still had a robust and great meeting today!!! 

HappyUP!!! - Lads and Lassies
Why it happened - I get involved
Why it makes me happy - the ladies club always puts this tourney on.....and I am always happy to participate. Lots of fun.....we could have been someone!!!

HappyUP!!! - packing it up
Why it happened -I'm headed out
Why it makes me happy - just great to be all ready to go for the morning!

TM turnout
Lads and Lassies
Driving the ball
All the food
Getting packed

Monday, July 23, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4382

HappyUP!!! - hospital time
Why it happened -a downed companion
Why it makes me happy - nobody likes the hospital but we had a nice visit today

HappyUP!!! - tomato drop
Why it happened -I had a request
Why it makes me happy -LOVE to share the abundance....it's why I grow the dang things

HappyUP!!! - a new read
Why it happened -I am back on that habit
Why it makes me happy -I kind of got lost in it this morning. It has been a long time since that has happened outside of bedtime reading.  It's an old habit that I am working back toward.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4381

HappyUP!!! - DD
Why it happened -he joined the group
Why it makes me happy -LOVE playing with this guy. We had a nice battle today

HappyUP!!! - a best round ever
Why it happened -one of my companions had it going on
Why it makes me happy -it cost me some moolah today. I will gladly pay to watch a guy go through what it takes to hold it together when they are in unexplored territory. You just KNOW they are grinding inside

HappyUP!!! - party
Why it happened - out of town visitors
Why it makes me happy -dinosaur steaks on the grill, seeing some peeps I had missed for awhile...just great family time

HappyUP!!! - Tiger Woods
Why it happened -he's back
Why it makes me happy-it was exciting for one hole.....right there on top of the leaderboard. He still thought he was "El Tigre'".  It may have caused his undoing but it was a great attitude to have!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4380

HappyUP!!! - new scorecard
Why it happened -I did a little work
Why it makes me happy -what a nice little document....easy to use....a few tweeks to make...now, like any product, it gets refined and even better

HappyUP!!! - setting the club
Why it happened -I was paying attention
Why it makes me happy - ball striking had fallen off from last month. I went to some notes. It was time to nip this in the bud. It made my turn better and led to me "munching" some iron shots...something that had been missing

HappyUP!!! - The Open
Why it happened -it's an annual thing
Why it makes me happy -the Tiger is right there! This is the greatest thing for the game of golf. He is only the sports figure that creates the most attention worldwide

Friday, July 20, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4379

HappyUP!!! - chip in on 8
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - it was a basic chip shot...and it was struck perfectly...with perfect speed...it was in as soon as it landed on the green

HappyUP!!! - Matt M
Why it happened - he needed a game
Why it makes me happy -always nice to meet an affable fellow. It seems like he had a good time as we made him feel at home

HappyUP!!! - scorecard template
Why it happened -I was watching The Open
Why it makes me happy -I multi-tasked and put together a nice little document that I can use for years to come.....and solve the issue of....."...you're an 8?....9?" ...from occurring in the first fairway.

HappyUP!!! - withholding
Why it happened -I have restraint
Why it makes me happy- I am not on Facebook much at all. I visited today. A liberal gal had a picture of a whale from a trip they are on and she went, "I could just give it a hug..." or something like that. Others tagged on. My first thought was, "I wonder how many sushi rolls you could make out of that?".....but I didn't say it!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4378

HappyUP!!! - sending off a written piece
Why it happened - I had some info 
Why it makes me happy -I think this will really help my friend with his project

HappyUP!!! - email from D7
Why it happened -he was replying
Why it makes me happy -I got a very heartfelt message back from an on-line acquaintenance who is having a bit of a struggle.  I touched someone in need in a great way

HappyUP!!! - application in
Why it happened - I sent it out
Why it makes me happy - new member!!! New people to help!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4377

HappyUP!!! - done before the melt
Why it happened -planned it that way
Why it makes me happy -today was bruuuuuutaaaaal.....so glad we got done before it was oppressive

HappyUP!!! - love of the game
Why it happened - I was late
Why it makes me happy - I just wasn't "feeling it" today....I think it was the heat. It was nice to just play without concern about a game going on

HappyUP!!! - meeting with a constituent
Why it happened -I was asked for help
Why it makes me happy - this is an area I have skills in....but have not as freely shared and offered as I could. The meeting went well.  It will be interesting to see where the project goes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4376

WOW!!! - this was a really good day.....I didn't even get to LP helping me out and giving me a ream of paper.....scheduling a GREAT appointment with M. R........some GREAT thought/writing/prep time ....broccoli rice dish I threw together....the reception my new wireless got at club....KR stepping up at the club in the most needed of ways.....J.R. knocking it out of the park with TT's.  It didn't stop there. Just may have been a ........


HappyUP!!! - D. C. 
Why it happened - he was a guest
Why it makes me happy -he will now be a member

HappyUP!!! - BB
Why it happened -she returned an email with a call
Why it makes me happy -so fab chatting with this lady. We had lost touch. She is one of those people that has a place a little "closer to the center" of my radar screen. Not due to excessive quantity of time...but quality of that time and the kind of person that she is

HappyUP!!! -J
Why it happened - I needed a notary
Why it makes me happy - so wonderful to have a friend do me a good turn when I was in need. Her assistance pretty much marked the END of a process that needed to happen. It was a process that has been YEARS in coming to fruition.  Just a super favor and a nice little visit!

HappyUP!!! -out of the hospital
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy-my buddy usually spends a few days there after such a procedure. He is healing at home now.....and....for that.....my heart bursts with joy

Monday, July 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4375

HappyUP!!! - the Muscle is OK
Why it happened -he had to have surgery
Why it makes me happy - I was heartbroken to find out my lil buddy was overcome again by his chronic condition.  I got to pay a pre-op visit.  Everything turned out well.  Lengthy recovery ahead

HappyUP!!! - great walk
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy - perfect morning to get some things off my mind (see above). The knee could have done better.....but it also could have been much worse. Great to be on the trail again after a few days of absence

HappyUP!!! - Sienna
Why it happened -we went to dinner
Why it makes me happy -this place is my little sleeper here in Roseville. Nope, not the cheapest place, but always delivers great quality and I can get in most of the time without planning

HappyUP!!! - new speaker
Why it happened -I was at Frye's

Why it makes me happy-I wasn't there for this reason but this had been on my radar to fix for awhile. Found a GREAT option to fix my sitch and scooped it up. NICE VIBING going on now!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4374

HappyUP!!! - World Cup final
Why it happened -it's going on
Why it makes me happy - FIFA and soccer did a great job this time in supporting their sport. The final had a couple of things happen that were sketchy...but that is to be expected in a game of this magnitude. Great game and tournament

HappyUP!!! - "Rainy Night" slide thing
Why it happened -I was listening
Why it makes me happy -maybe I do have a little bit of an ear. I heard a guitar part to this song. I had no idea what was going on there. I picked up the geeeetar and I will be darned if I didn't figure it out.....and rather quickly. This is not something I usually can do. Perhaps I am getting a little better

HappyUP!!! - Travis picking
Why it happened -I was doing a little searching
Why it makes me happy -OK...not committed to learning this yet....and...it is a commitment to do so. I did find a cool little instructional piece, however, that could "ease me into it" a bit. I now have an option to "eat this elephant one bite at a time."

Saturday, July 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4373

HappyUP!!! - Uniforms
Why it happened -we installed a process
Why it makes me happy -"Shirt Power!!!" It was so funny matching attire with my partner today. Hey, we tied for 4th out of 40. The greatest thing was that, after 18, we changed from a dark shirt to a white one because of the afternoon heat for the final round.  "Uh....I just played 18 holes in warm weather. You aren't changing your shirt, you uncouth heathen!"...was my laughing response. Great stuff! In reality, it was nice to put on a fresh shirt in this heat. I may shower between next year

HappyUP!!! - "Gimmie the ball"
Why it happened -we got into the shootout
Why it makes me happy - after winning the flight, we survived the 15th and 16th hole without being eliminated. This put me on the tee on the par 3 seventeenth. All the knocked out competitors watching from the green 175 yards away. I soooooooo had wanted ....even mentally prepared for this exact moment. Yep, "gimme the shot, coach!"  Nothing but "good, excited" nerves. I took a swing, hit it a winky bit thin, looked for it to find the front of the green.....and.....watched it land right in the midle of the sand trap. Wah Wah ...LOL.  Lots of fun

HappyUP!!! - solid play all day long
Why it happened -I have been doing that...I'd say good mental space
Why it makes me happy -it's was a big tourney that we hosted. I had a guest out. It was nice to be a great anchor for the team.  I think I was only 6 over for 27 holes...then hit some great shots in the shootout (well...up until that sand trap thing above...LOL). Just a great day of golf, food, and fellowship

HappyUP!!! - World Cup Consolation
Why it happened -it's going on
Why it makes me happy- after a full day on the links and in the sun, it was good to come home to a meaningless game on the DVR.  The two teams, who I am sure did not want to be there, put on a good show and represented themselves as well as sportsmanship in high fashion

Friday, July 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4372

HappyUP!!! - GREEEEAAAAT Weather
Why it happened -we played early
Why it makes me happy -it's the middle of July...in the valley, people. Yep, we teed of a bit after 8.. but that shouldn't mean we get treated to one of the nicest climates of playing in for the year. I am sure it got nastier in the afternoon but that was nice

HappyUP!!! - 3 birdies on the back side
Why it happened - nice shots ....and really nice putting
Why it makes me happy - that was about 45 feet of putts in those 3 holes...on the back 9. THAT turned the day around (yeah...a couple of oopsies on the front). 3 birdies in one day is pretty much my max....but...dang it....I had good looks on 2 other holes on the back

HappyUP!!! - sand play
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - 3 traps....3 nice bunker shots....2 sandies....this part of the game has really perked up nicely with the chipping

HappyUP!!! -triads
Why it happened -I was doing a little searching and noodling
Why it makes me happy- while aware of the concept, it was nice to see a little piece of instruction on this today. It helped me tweek a song I have had for a long time. Niiiicccccce

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4371

HappyUP!!! - Rainy Night in Georgia
Why it happened - I did some digging
Why it makes me happy - I never really heard this song back in it's hey day. It's a fun one to noodle around with....and to sing with

HappyUP!!! - keyboard
Why it happened - I dusted it off
Why it makes me happy - it was kind of a noodling day. Not sure I need this distraction BUT it is kind of neat to transfer skills

HappyUP!!! -breaking even
Why it happened -someone played worse
Why it makes me happy -I kinda stunk today....OK...not really....just things were a touch off. I pulled it together.....some days are like that. Golf imitates life

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4370

HappyUP!!! - Croatia and England
Why it happened -World Cup
Why it makes me happy -got done swinging the sticks just in time to come into the clubhouse to catch the end of this game....and the overtime. Croatia is amazing. Three straight overtimes. Such a tiny country. Giant Killers.  It would be a shame if they don't take down France this weekend.

HappyUP!!! - the good doc...and his doc guest
Why it happened - he hit me up
Why it makes me happy -good to get out on the course with this dude. It's been waaaaay too long. Great to catch up....even if some of the catching up was "real stuff".

HappyUP!!! - closing birdie
Why it happened -a decent 6 iron...and a helluva putt
Why it makes me happy -ya just can't hang it up in this game. We got pressed on 18...my partner was DOA from the tee shot. I didn't hit a very good tee shot either....nudged a hybrid to 170...we were clearly on the short end of this stick. With partner out of it, somebody had to offset that point..."who? Me?...uh...I'm 170 out?"......mission accomplished....and that is why we play the game...moments like that! Never ever EVER are those taken for granted

HappyUP!!! - lunch with all
Why it happened - done early and hungry
Why it makes me happy- it was a good morning...and appropriately capped

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4369

HappyUP!!! - full group tomorrow
Why it happened -I think heat......
Why it makes me happy -....or could it be my attractiveness? Hmmmm. I think I will leave the why alone and be glad we are playing as 5 rather than 3

HappyUP!!! - Tomato delivery
Why it happened - it's that time of year
Why it makes me happy - I have toooooo many.....and the people that got some overflow seemed very appreciative. Some even ready for another load!!!

HappyUP!!! - an Icebreaker
Why it happened - a new member
Why it makes me happy -always great to hear the back story on the new people and assess where they are in their journey

HappyUP!!! - a little something for a friend
Why it happened - someone was thoughtful
Why it makes me happy-...OK...it was me! But others did pitch in which was awesome! A spirit will be lifted

Monday, July 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4368

HappyUP!!! - some great old notes
Why it happened - I was going through an old book
Why it makes me happy - why do things come along....oftentimes....right on time? No, it doesn't always happen...but I sure notice when they do.

HappyUP!!! - good day for the injury
Why it happened -keep on rehabbing
Why it makes me happy -I thought today may be a good day for a day off...then...I said, "what voice is saying that?"  I deemed it was my lazy voice and had a great session

HappyUP!!! - my TraderJoes helper
Why it happened - old friend of mine
Why it makes me happy - we got to gabbing while she was on a break....and helped me find the Kimchi!!!! I NEEDED Kimchi!!!

HappyUP!!! - let the complaining begin
Why it happened -a new justice was appointed
Why it makes me happy- I don't care much for all of the griping. But...the gripers gonna gripe. They might as well gripe rather than do all the pre-griping!


Sunday, July 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4367

Hey!!! Check it out!!! -I found THAT sock!!! You know...the one whose brother came out of the wash as a single.  

I know - "that's no big deal, Scott, it happens all the time." 

While I would agree with you - that it isn't earth shattering but doesn't it make you happy for a second every time the moment happens./ It's like long lost siblings being reunited!

And...don't even tell me - they always get back together!

This time - it was different. It was just Friday night that I did a very small load of whites.  I guess that would be a light light load? Anyway, there were so few clothes that it was obvious a sock was missing...a relatively NEW sock.  There weren't many places to look for this one as the socks went right off my feet into the wash.

I became Sock Detective - I checked the washer to see if one didn't make the transfer to the dryer. Nope. I checked the dryer really hard to see if it was hiding. Again, no luck. I went through the shirts that were in the load to see if it might have been an electrostatic Kling-on....NOPE!

On Sunday - I do a load of dark clothes. Now, keep in mind, the missing sock was NEVER in a hamper. There was NO WAY it could have mixed with the darks....

....and...it comes out of the load with the darks - so...the anwer to where "that" sock goes when it doesn't come home is......

......still a mystery!

HappyUP!!! - found sock
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -see above

HappyUP!!! - found parts
Why it happened -I was looking for something else
Why it makes me happy - come on....I had given up on this and adequately kicked myself....and then....VOILA!!! The parts were right where I left them so they wouldn't get lost!

HappyUP!!! - partner secured
Why it happened -I made the invitation
Why it makes me happy - we have gone at it before. Our success rate is rising....no matter...we always have fun!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4366

HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened - they got him up
Why it makes me happy - so happy to hear that they had my friend walk the corridor just two days after his "fish gutting." It sounds like his early recovery is ahead of schedule and the specialists are pleased

HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 11
Why it happened - a DOPE 6 iron
Why it makes me happy - I hadn't birdied this persnickety hole all year. Take THAT, Hole 11!!!

HappyUP!!! - salmon
Why it happened -I get busy
Why it makes me happy - love a nice piece of BBQ fish....this one may have been cooked a little less than I normally do.....and I think I like it better that way! Nice and moist...with a bit of sushi quality in the middle.

HappyUP!!! - shotmaking
Why it happened - I got skillz
Why it makes me happy- I hit a high draw with a 7 iron around a tree on 7...muah! Perfection. We already talked about the 6 iron on 11.  I hit the cutest pitch to 4 that did everything but go in the hole for an eagle...gimmie birdie.  There was also that radical 6 iron slice from out of the trees on 15. A NEAT little bellied wedge to make par on 16. A darling punch/pitched 9 iron from under a tree on 18.
(if it sounds like I was in the trees a lot, it is because I was.....but, most of the time I extracted well... hey...with all of the practice at it, I should. Hoping the DRIVER is a HappyUP!!! soon so I don't have all these exotic shots to report on!

Ice Cream
Gimmie birdies 4 and 11
Birdie 11
Friend walking

Friday, July 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4365

HappyUP!!! - buddy is doing well
Why it happened -great docs
Why it makes me happy -this dude got gutted open like a fish with an elective surgery. Doc was happy with the results and recovery is already ahead of schedule. Going to miss this dude for awhile but he'll be back better than ever

HappyUP!!! - got my joke
Why it happened -I was scanning my files
Why it makes me happy -I don't even remember putting this one in. It's going to be outstanding. Everything a GREAT joke needs to have

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HappyUP!!! - that par on 18
Why it happened -it's full contact golf with me
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I took one for the team to dig that one out of the ditch...then hit a hybrid...and then a wedge to about 9 feet......and you are darn right I made that putt!!! I willed that one in after that episode 

HappyUP!!! -
Why it happened -
Why it makes me happy-

World Cup
Great group 
Got my joke for next week

Thursday, July 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4364

HappyUP!!! - F o L T-shirt
Why it happened -I gave one a shot
Why it makes me happy - it worked out really well....we shall see what happens in the wash. Possibilities here

HappyUP!!! - stair climbing
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy - a new part of the physical therapy....and a great venue

HappyUP!!! - new pod casts
Why it happened -I was out on the trail
Why it makes me happy -great to find some entertaining and informative stuff to listen to out in the great wide open.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4363

HappyUP!!! - level 4 complete
Why it happened -I had a day off to do the computer work
Why it makes me happy -OK....one level left to complete a path. It's a demanding level...as it should be. I get it. I think it would be a bit much for a newer Toastmaster....it will challenge me. Looking forward to it

HappyUP!!! - TraderJoes open
Why it happened - I did reconnaissance and they know a good thing
Why it makes me happy -TJ's is my go to for that stuff you take to the party.....and I procrastinated! Bail out!!!

HappyUP!!! - Great 4th of July
Why it happened - sis and bro
Why it makes me happy - great afternoon by the pool....weather was fabulous...yep, NO BROIL this year. Everything was perfect. I got a lot of thought and writing time in this morning. Chock full of ideas and this was a great day to capture a lot of that.

HappyUP!!! -mini recorder
Why it happened -I came across it
Why it makes me happy- sure, the iPhone has voice memos....but this little device still has it's place in my work

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4362

HappyUP!!! - a guest
Why it happened -RS invited
Why it makes me happy -nice young dude. I think we can really give him some help....and he seems interested.

HappyUP!!! - delivering the module
Why it happened -I worked hard
Why it makes me happy -this was a tricky presentation to give....and others will need to give it in the future. I think I was a good role model for this

HappyUP!!! -3 birdies on the back 9
Why it happened -some shotmaking and putting
Why it makes me happy -the birdie on 10 was pretty standard....the putt up the knoll on 13 was spectacular (I HAVE to remember how that breaks)....18 was some crazy good shotmaking. That wind came gusting up....I deciced to "tuck that 7" under the wind off the sidehill lie.  That baby took off....moved right to left just like it was supposed to....and then knocked in that 10 foot downhiller!

Monday, July 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4361

HappyUP!!! - Accident on the trail
Why it happened -kid was going too fast
Why it makes me happy -OK...don't like the injury the young lad sustained....that was a nasty fracture. A synchronicity happened from it for me though which will be very helpful

HappyUP!!! - forced to speak
Why it happened - others cancelled
Why it makes me happy -I could really overthink this module....it's better to get forced into it. I have killed myself so far......and will kill myself more later tonight nailing this....but it's going to be a good example for others

HappyUP!!! -knee was great this morning
Why it happened -I gave it a test
Why it makes me happy -went a good distance....yeah...I noticed it but all in all I am happy with the rehab

Sunday, July 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4360

HappyUP!!! - new "A" jam
Why it happened -I freed up
Why it makes me happy -nope....it wasn't clean...but it was naaahhhssstay. That's OK. Fun times on the axe jammin it out

HappyUP!!! - Giants sweep
Why it happened - pitching and hitting
Why it makes me happy -are you kidding me? 3 games from the D-backs....in Arizona? 2.5 games out? THAT is what I am talking about. Hopefully, they can keep it up

HappyUP!!! - Big win
Why it happened -my partner (and me)
Why it makes me happy -sometimes nothing beats a nice fanny kicking. My partner shot a net 66. I putted very well....29 putts that could have been 26. Solid stuff