Friday, August 31, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4421

HappyUP!!! - wireless reorganized
Why it happened - printer had issues
Why it makes me happy -NICE!!! Everything is working as it should again!!!

HappyUP!!! - playing early
Why it happened - scheduled it
Why it makes me happy -it's starting to get warm again. Not blistering...but still better to be done early

HappyUP!!! - event is tomorrow...not today
Why it happened -I looked at my schedule
Why it makes me happy -I was OVERJOYED to double check and find out this thing wasn't today. It works out PERFECTLY to be tomorrow!

Bullett 1...punch par 11....bullett 12...bullett 17...bogey 18
Friends B-day ...a tradition
Great MP's

Thursday, August 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4420

HappyUP!!! - staying in the game
Why it happened -mental focus
Why it makes me happy -as much as I "had it" yesterday and the score was good but as bad as it could be, today was a good score but as good as it could be. I was hitting the ball darn near out of trash cans to get up and down. I'm a grinder!

HappyUP!!! - ice cream
Why it happened - lunch
Why it makes me happy - great trip-tip lunch today.....but then they set up the sundae bar! OMG...that was some SERIOUS topping choices. Did I say choices? Is it a choice if you put everything on the thing?

HappyUP!!! - working out
Why it happened - I scheduled it
Why it makes me happy -nope...didn't feel like it...but did it....and I am better for it!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4419

HappyUP!!! - 10 holes of ball striking
Why it happened - felt good
Why it makes me happy -it's tournament time. There is no way I could put the ball in play any better and have given myself more chances.

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Butter Cereal
Why it happened -a birthday present
Why it makes me happy -LOVE getting this special present. Nicely wrapped.  I put up with enough teasing on the name when I was a kid when the cookies came I reap the benefits. 

HappyUP!!! - making a fun video
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -the reactions tell me all I need to know about people...but...more than that...just fun!!!

Too Much Time On Your Hands
Taco meat making it
Putting practice....and I hate putting practice...but I may have found something
A birdie....2 more really close birdie looks with fabulous 8 irons...and other birdie looks
Staying "in it" tournament wise....and some good mental focus
G-mac's company and play

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4418

HappyUP!!! - a packed house
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - LOVE seeing so many at the meeting....and we had people that were absent as well.  The Area Director stopped by....we had a guest....three speeches....afterward, one member who is going to be missing every other week for a bit due to work conflict said, "I HATE not being able to come here!"'s that good

HappyUP!!! - sacred privilege and golf fitness
Why it happened - I go
Why it makes me happy - great workout for my purposes, of course. Had a long chat with the instructor afterward and all I can say is that it was a sacred privilege to have the conversation

HappyUP!!! - finger picking progress
Why it happened -I am staying on it
Why it makes me happy -I have gone down this road before....but never with commitment. I am finding out something about this process that had gone unknown to me before....and how it applies to other areas of people's lives. Fascinating stuff here

HappyUP!!! -fuming in
Why it happened -I rolled the dice
Why it makes me happy-OK...I'm not a "let the car run out of gas guy" on a regular basis. This time, the perfect storm hit.  I took a chance to where I knew there was a gas station as opposed to looking for one. Hey, when was the last time you ran out of gas? Personally, I can't remember. As a matter of fact, there is a chance that I NEVER have.  Anyway, I experienced a touch of euphoria as I coasted into that known pumphouse that I sought after! You may think it's a "little deal" would be missing the entire point of the HappyUP!!! You have to think of the alternative that could have EASILY happened.  (NO....the car I was in doesn't have the "you have this many miles to go" computer.....this was old school, Maynard!)

Area Director
Guest Steph
3 nice speeches
packed house
gym class
fingerpick progress
Making it in on fumes
Tabs sent to me

Monday, August 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4417

(Day 4 of birthday season)

HappyUP!!! - crab sandwich
Why it happened -took myself out on an Artists Date
Why it makes me happy - yeah...I gasped at the's BIRTHDAY SEASON and I immediatley said, "well, if Ikedas's is THAT proud of it, it must be pretty darn good!"....oh...and it soooooo was!

HappyUP!!! - Boxy's 20th 
Why it happened - I kept her all these years
Why it makes me happy -hey, if there is one thing I am it is loyal. This has been a fun little car and today marks 20 years since I swaddled her home. And, for her 20th, she got....

HappyUP!!! - ....a passing smog check
Why it happened -I took precautions
Why it makes me happy -hey, don't take it for granted you will always pass smog. Especially when your car is older....and maybe you have let the battery die a couple of times! Had fun with the buddy Mr Transmission did me a good turn in doing a pre-check for me...and...

HappyUP!!! -...those good people at AAA got me some registration tags
Why it happened -I am a member
Why it makes me happy-you seen the horror stories around CA DMV lately? None for me! Love my peeps at the AAA.

Not wanting to go to bed last night....not wanting to stay in bed this morning. Its really is becoming quite normal. 
Travis picking a bit
Peach cobbler gift
Tom giving OK
SmogStop dude giving me some razzing...and me returning fire
Soul of Acoustic guitar
Walk....the girl with the sideways ankle

Sunday, August 26, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4416

(Day Three of Birthday SEASON)

HappyUP!!! - A great shot at ending The QUEST
Why it happened -solid play
Why it makes me happy - the 9 iron into 18 had a ton riding on it for me personally. I wasn't sure of the distance or if I had the right club. When that baby left the club face, I had inner feeling, "YES!!! I'm going to have a chance!!!"  It's a combination of when opportunity and execution come together. Possibly in that category of what is known as a FLOW state. Nope...didn't make the putt today... but I gave it a chance

HappyUP!!! - Morning Pages research
Why it happened -I had it on the list
Why it makes me happy - I've been asked to put a piece together on this.  I did a little light background on it and a deeper dive into the origin.  I have some more to do on that.

HappyUP!!! - grinding it out
Why it happened -I'm scrappy
Why it makes me happy -after that WILD A-- tee shot on 11, I caught a lucky break. Only in tall weeds with a tough shot...but...I got it out...kept it to a bogey...and kept The QUEST alive. Put it in the bunker next hole...but got that out for a gimmie to once again stay alive.  Off into the trees on 16...punched it out green high...pitched to a gimmie.  I had the opportunity at the half way mark. Something just kept me grinding to keep things alive.  It's a part of me that I LOVE when it's present....and it many areas.  I need to give that guy a suuuuhhhweeeeet name!

HappyUP!!! - how about that sleep
Why it happened - who knows?
Why it makes me happy- wow,,,,almost reached 7 a.m.  That approaches record sleeping in time for me!

McBro-In-Law joining us
Bro time
Stuff done before golf
Great night of sleep....till about 7
Morning Pages research
THAT 9 iron into 18, 5 iron into 17, up and down on 16, sandy bunker shot 12, and the lucky break on 11.....I just ground it out to keep things going there for awhile
14 footer to end The Quest
Birdie Drought ends at 78
Fabulous weather
Walking instead of riding
Everyone playing well

Saturday, August 25, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4415

HappyUP!!! - the 5 man tournament
Why it happened - our club does this
Why it makes me happy - this format was FANTASTIC! Every member of our team played to or below their handicap so it was an enjoyable day.  Just underperfomed a bit on the greens. You can't do that and bring home the big bacon......

HappyUP!!! - ...Fourth Place
Why it happened - no putting
Why it makes me happy -when we got done, we were kicking ourselves. We figured we were middle of the ......PAID.  Hey, if you are doing something you enjoy, it's a cherry on top to get paid.  Everyone loves to get paid!

HappyUP!!! - fabulous morning session
Why it happened - I went on a "journey"
Why it makes me happy - got some great ideas regarding annotation and indexing (yeah, sounds exciting to you, right? It is to me).  I also uncovered some nuggets and gems. Yep, a little bit of mining for gold!

HappyUP!!! -the food
Why it happened - the tournament
Why it makes me happy-they put on a good spread for this one. Lunch and a light dinner. Perfect stuff for the situation. I even had, for the first time in forever, a CUPCAKE!!!

Friday, August 24, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4414 HAPPY BIRTHDAY

HappyUP!!! - my nephew, my partner
Why it happened - it's how we were paired
Why it makes me happy -it's a pretty good start to the birthday season! Yep, I said SEASON!!! You have a day when you have a dinner or a party....I don't care what day it happens on..but the EXTRA good stuff starts today and ends....hmmmm....when does it end?  I just know how lucky I am to be able to spend quality time like this with my nephew

HappyUP!!! - cards on the table
Why it happened - it's birthday season
Why it makes me happy -what a nice thing to wake up to and kick off the season. A Happy Birthday porch!!! A nice surprise from my good friend. 

HappyUP!!! -all of the texts
Why it happened -it's birthday season
Why it makes me happy -I don't know what is on Facebook...I don't go there much. Most of those are kind of obligatory.  It's the personal reaches that are really cool.  Got a ton today!!! Need to do more of those myself!

HappyUP!!! - there was more
Why it happened -it's birthday season
Why it makes me happy- too many to get to here. It was all great...without a lot of fuss...or me having to be anywhere!  Gotta love that!!! PERFECT!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4413

HappyUP!!! - the basement
Why it happened - it needed to
Why it makes me happy, the basement didn't REALLY get organized the way I wanted. It was not organized today at all. BUT, I did take some things down there that were kinda hanging around upstairs.  This was a great step. Plus, upon further review, it's really in pretty good shape down there. Just need to push a few things problems!!!

HappyUP!!! - a fellow picker
Why it happened - I was at my POWER place
Why it makes me happy - working out, I found a partner who likes to torture his fingers on the metal a bit too.  Sounds like we may be in a similar place...but on different paths.  I think we may get together and compare some notes!

HappyUP!!! - a buddy at the corner
Why it happened - happenstance
Why it makes me happy -used to bump into this person all the time...and I mean bump! It's hard to believe that, due to our proximity, our paths never cross. Weird. Anyway, it was cute!

HappyUP!!! - sleep interrupted
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy- I am just THRILLED that on the rare occasions where I have trouble sleeping, it is NO WORRY for me. I can always take a nap!!! Plus, I KNOW the outlets that I have to turn "toss time" into "creativity time."  This seems to be what it is these days. My head is just bursting with so much good stuff that I have to get up and let it blast out!

Sultans - revisited....banged it with more confidence
Going through Old Bookmarks - learning...helping others...speaking
Guitar guy at the workout
Beef cabbage rolls

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4412

HappyUP!!! - largo par 3 birdies
Why it happened -my partner was ON FIRE!
Why it makes me happy - all birdies are great....but par 3 birdies can have a more spectacular nature. First, everyone is standing in one place watching.  Second, if ya "stuff it," it gets everyone going. I'm not talking hitting one where you end up making a 30 foot putt. It's a nice shot and all. It just doesn't have that "that's heading right at the pin" excitement while watching the pill drift down from space. My partner did it THREE times today!!! Holy G-Mackeral, Batman!

(The above could have put a couple of geeters in the win column for yours truly too...c'mon, man....gotta love benefitting when you didn't do the work!)

HappyUP!!! - BBQ chicken salad
Why it happened - special going on
Why it makes me happy - my buddy was grabbing dinner. Didn't want him to eat alone. The menu was limited tonight....BURGERS! Too heavy for me and, NO, I am not ready for the cauliflour burger just yet. That chicken salad was out of this world!!!

HappyUP!!! - weather
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy - it has been so damn hot this summer (See Ol Nutter Almanac on that). It was a NOTICEABLE pleasure being out today. Probably only got into the 80' August.  That is a WINNER my friend!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4411

HappyUP!!! - Golf Fit
Why it happened - I'm putting in the work
Why it makes me happy - great time with Bobby and the boys today pushing it....hurts so good!

HappyUP!!! - new KIX
Why it happened - returning old stuff
Why it makes me happy -Dick's got me today with that $10 off coupon "only good today" when I returned a purchase.  Did I NEED those new puppies? Nope!  But...they are comfy!

HappyUP!!! - Speeches
Why it happened - it was Tuesday
Why it makes me happy - my delivery was solid....the structure was good....the reception was tremendous. Plenty to work on to re-craft! PERFECT!!! Another member jumped in to chat and did a great job too!

HappyUP!!! - finding some instruction
Why it happened -I looked for it
Why it makes me happy- got some great input for that re-craft I mentioned above

HappyUP!!! - GT time
Why it happened - we made it happen
Why it makes me happy - what an exciting project!!! I doubt I will have a lot of physical involvement. I will definitely be there for support. Hey, it might even involve a purposeful trip!!!

Monday, August 20, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4410

HappyUP!!! - Sultans
Why it happened - I was YouTubing
Why it makes me happy - great tutorial on this old tune! Already have the to get some nuance in the coming week......and...."mind it's only rhythm he doesn't want to make it cry or scream."

HappyUP!!! - FULL night of sleep 
Why it happened -I needed it
Why it makes me happy - there has been so much excitement around here that sleep can be hard to come by in bulk.  Got a great one last night....straight through

HappyUP!!! - Speech is done
Why it happened - inspiration
Why it makes me happy - this baby is far from done DONE. It's good enough for the venue tomorrow. A nice test spot. Then, this one is going to get polished like the gem it is going to become. The world will hear this one!

HappyUP!!! - we nailed it down
Why it happened - can't wait to get the 911
Why it makes me happy- been hard for the two of us to get on the calendars. Looking forward to this meeting

Sunday, August 19, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4409

HappyUP!!! - Ikedas
Why it happened -I was on a road trip
Why it makes me happy - what a great spot! They got me in with that big sign...PIES! Charming little place to eat some grub and pick up some goodies. 

HappyUP!!! - not being penalized for stupidity
Why it happened - I'm lucky
Why it makes me happy - I won't get into the specifics. Just know...this could have been bad. It turned out to be nothing. THAT is a HappyUP!!!

HappyUP!!! -assisting on the campaign
Why it happened - I volunteered
Why it makes me happy -when one can serve, one must serve. I have the tools and was more than happy to lend them out

Saturday, August 18, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4408

HappyUP!!! - The Dead
Why it happened - saw a video
Why it makes me happy - picked up a couple of Dead tunes to pluck out. Yeah...need a bit of work but there are some cute finger moves. Cool stuff

HappyUP!!! - 9 iron largo to 18
Why it happened -stepped it up a bit
Why it makes me happy -always good to deliver when you have's even good to semi-deliver! That putt really SHOULD have broke right like it ALWAYS does!!!

HappyUP!!! - stretching
Why it happened -I due that now
Why it makes me happy -it is just awesome to show up at the range....and HIT! This is as opposed to "knocking the barnacles off" the first 10 - 15 swings!

Friday, August 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4407

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened - talent...that shot was something
Why it makes me happy - I was in JAIL on 15...but that little punch cut got me to 10 feet

HappyUP!!! - getting beat with a birdie
Why it happened - the neph stepped it up
Why it makes me happy -I had written the kid off...even told him such....then....BAM!!! ... he gave me a little smash mouth! Great having him back

HappyUP!!! - coffee set up
Why it happened -buddy needs some face time
Why it makes me happy - a sacred honor to have my brain picked

Thursday, August 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4406

HappyUP!!! - Saving 40
Why it happened - I told a story
Why it makes me happy - hey...I already had made the purchase. I mentioned it. I kept the receipt. Good thing too! 

HappyUP!!! - great workout
Why it happened - I am invested
Why it makes me happy - good group of dudes...all there with a common goal...feels good

HappyUP!!! - mow job
Why it happened - pushed throught he heat
Why it makes me happy - that front yard is looking pretty darn awesome for August! It will be excellent for weekend fun

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4405

HappyUP!!! - A derogatory comment
Why it happened -people are fascinating
Why it makes me happy - oh my goodness, I'm the bad guy! least that was said behind my back within a group I am in.  I LOVE that! It's not always easy to do the right thing.  It doesn't always make you popular with everyone. It takes courage.  Hey...that's ME!!!

HappyUP!!! - stuffing it on 17
Why it happened - a dandy 6 iron
Why it makes me happy - THAT was my second near ace on a par 3 in a week.  And...I appreciated that easy chance for the birdie.  NOTE: I appreciated the EASY CHANCE! Lol

HappyUP!!! - great T talk
Why it happened - we do that
Why it makes me happy - covered some important ground re: my upcoming research/work on an important topic to mankind

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4404

HappyUP!!! - M's speech
Why it happened - Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - GREAT message today regarding mental health. It is more speaking EXACTLY like any and all venues...that helps progress be made

HappyUP!!! - P's speech
Why it happened -Toastmasters
Why it makes me happy - oh, how he needs to turn this into a signature speech.  People are unaware of what is going on with social media.

HappyUP!!! -L's speech
Why it happened - he took a chance
Why it makes me happy - we received some information about him in a very creative way. I'm glad he did it like this.

HappyUP!!! - Hittin it!
Why it happened - I took the initiative
Why it makes me happy- starting my "off season" training during the tail end of this season. When the "off season" hits, I am going to be ahead of the curve.  Hey, it's always IN SEASON to do the right thing!

Monday, August 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4403

HappyUP!!! - Stigma paper
Why it happened - a touch of insomnia
Why it makes me happy - glad to get this BLOCK built. OK...not built...but framed. This could be the start of something important. Perhaps a keynote address for the betterment of all man! Yeah!

HappyUP!!! - gathering thoughts
Why it happened - I am going to need to meet someone
Why it makes me happy - it was so GREAT to get this out of my head and somewhat organized. A little insomnia can pay dividends.  I'm soooo grateful I have the luxury of my time belonging to myself. I actually took advantage of this creative period that hit me.

HappyUP!!! - seeing my friend
Why it happened -a whole opened in the calendar
Why it makes me happy - glad to get a little maintenance done.  

HappyUP!!! - Office Depot
Why it happened - I was in the neighborhood
Why it makes me happy- what is the chance that I would be in this that time...and someone was looking for the same obscure item as me....and that item was "out of stock." Normally, I would just go, "OK...they don't have any."  This lady didn't. She asked. They had plenty in the back....and were actually on a "buy 2 get a third one free!"  We had a nice chat while waiting.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4402

HappyUP!!! - email from the 7
Why it happened -I had shot him one
Why it makes me happy -I have now formed a personal relationship with a very busy on-line instructor. This takes skill, understanding, and finesse.  It's pretty easy.  All you have to do is imagine THAT person's life...not yours...and you get a pretty good shot at figuring it out

HappyUP!!! - a replay on 5
Why it happened - power lines
Why it makes me happy - yep, that first shot that was going to be on the green was a good one. Probably a 20 foot birdie putt.....but.....ZAP!!! hits the wire. Now, it is widely known, NOBODY hits a better shot on the replay if the first one was a good one. me NOBODY (hey, you wouldn't be the first!...but..hey...I can't help it if there are a lot of idiots out there)....I darn near made a hole in one.....gimmie birdie!

HappyUP!!! -fabulous par on 3
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy -3 is the toughie hole. It's loooong and plays uphill for shorter hitters (HI!... that's me). I drove it into the bouncy zone. I was given a great chance to hit the green. Oooopsie! Pulled it way left.  I then pinched that pitch shot perfectly off that questionable lie...nice par!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4401

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - recovery
Why it makes me happy - man, talk about the drunken sailor. Way right with the tee shot....the "out shot" went to the in the rough 165 yards away....too far for a 7 iron...but I judged all the factors....perfect choice....perfect putt.....success out of a pile of dog crap!!! That's true joy

HappyUP!!! - stretching/warmup
Why it happened - my buddy sent it to me
Why it makes me happy - it just felt great to hit the range HITTING....and not CREAKING!

HappyUP!!! - 2 more birdies
Why it happened - skills
Why it makes me happy - I just hit the cutest little "hold off" 9 iron on 6 and knocked in the putt. On 16, it wasn't a sure par. I had put in some practice time....and I chose that bellied wedge from 45-50 feet...through the rough...the fringe...a break one way and a break back the other ...until....the bottom of the JAR was found!

Friday, August 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4400

HappyUP!!! - The ONLY gross skin...and a net skin on Wed
Why it happened - who knows
Why it makes me happy -I had no idea a skins game was going on. I was just doing my thing. Then, I find out I was the big winner of the day! LOL.....I laughed when I overheard the pro telling this to the table next door to me. When I heard my name, my not-so-little ears perked right up

HappyUP!!! - 600 days to go
Why it happened -it's been a journey
Why it makes me happy - I said to myself as I got this going that 5000 days seemed like a good number for this project. It looks like we are on the home stretch good things coming to an end

HappyUP!!! - grilled hot dog
Why it happened - I mixed it up
Why it makes me happy - when I ordered it, my bro said, "have them bring one in from the Happy Shack on the course. Those dogs are better."  I got what he was saying. They put a good steam on them. I told him, "hang with me here, blah."  When that puppy came out, he said, "yep! I get it... that i one good looking dog!".......and it tasted even better

HappyUP!!! -neighbors digging my crazy licks
Why it happened - a guy was walking his dog
Why it makes me happy- I haven't even got started on porch playing yet. At least people aren't calling the cops.


Walking with the brah
Golf stretches
Largo birdies 1/10/14
Muscle tying my 77

Thursday, August 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4399

HappyUP!!! - porch guitar
Why it happened -I got some chairs
Why it makes me happy - it's kind of nice in the morning to quietly serenade the neighborhood! LOL Nah, I keep it real quiet. It is nice....very Andy Griffithy like

HappyUP!!! - School is back!
Why it happened - they do it every year
Why it makes me happy - while I LOVE the sleepy aspect of my neighborhood, it's also kind of nice to have the 20 minutes of activity every day

HappyUP!!! - Lollipop Moments
Why it happened - I heard a Ted Talk
Why it makes me happy - this was more my style of leadership than formal trainings on striving to be a leader. I am sure I will be doing an entire block on "leadership....can't we have more indians?"...but I really dug how you don't always know when you are a leader.  I got that experience of being one last week when a person publically repeated a BUNCH of encouraging words....verbatim...that I had recited to him. Cool beans!


Leadership is about Lollipop moments...Everyday Leadership by Drew Dudley...people that lead that don't want to...or even know they are doing it. You may not even know the impact you have had upon someone's life. Have you told someone that gave you that important moment?

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4398

HappyUP!!! - 30 year wedding anniversary
Why it happened - I said "I do"
Why it makes me happy -....and it reminded me that I said, "I don't"!

HappyUP!!! - Financial block
Why it happened -it was suggested
Why it makes me happy - it wasn't really on the list...but it should have been. I got a little inspiration and noodled with this a bit. I will revisit. This could be a good one

HappyUP!!! - Doug  is back
Why it happened - he is healing
Why it makes me happy - great new lesson. It led to me discovering "Missing You" which is a really cool sounding tune and pretty easy to sing. Great combo. Plus, it is making getting to other chords a lot easier and makes them sound more interesting.

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 13
Why it happened - drive...iron...THAT PUTT
Why it makes me happy- don't birdie this hole a lot. It was a touch firm but that putt was planted firmly in the kisser!


World's ugliest par 18 to win $5
Birdie 13...largo 14...birdie 15...largo/grand salami 17
Tee it Forward

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4397

HappyUP!!! - black shorts
Why it happened - I am such a dork
Why it makes me happy - I gotta keep this one personal for awhile. It's going to be one FUNNY story when I get done with it. God, I just LOVE me!

HappyUP!!! - a 9 hole visitor
Why it happened - he was feeling better
Why it makes me happy - after being laid up for surgery, my lil buddy came out and had a pretty darn impressive 9 holes. Great to see him on the mend!

HappyUP!!! - commitment
Why it happened - it needs to happen
Why it makes me happy - I have never taken on this kind of endeavor before....but...I said today, "I will do it!"  Too many stars had aligned for me to ignore this opportunity I had been waiting for. Oh my! What have I gotten myself into?

HappyUP!!! - Craig block
Why it happened - inspiration again
Why it makes me happy- I didn't even realize this was going to be one of my building blocks. It just came to me. What a great story! It also made me realize something about me that I never knew. This was just flat out awesome stuff!!!

Robin speech
Call from Luke
Birdie on 18
Bob-O call

Monday, August 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4396

HappyUP!!! - Fabulous walk
Why it happened -put the time aside
Why it makes me happy - been a few days since I just "hit it." Knee felt super. It was some awesome think time

HappyUP!!! - a couple of great podcasts
Why it happened -my walk mostly
Why it makes me happy - got some TREMENDOUS ideas that will help me with my project(s) and some places to reference

HappyUP!!! - The Pile transcribed
Why it happened - partly due to podcast inspiration
Why it makes me happy - yeah, I could have done other things. This one wasn't on the table. But...HEY...when inspiration strikes.....ya got to grab it. This one had been simmering for awhile and today it jumped up to boiling hot. 

Sunday, August 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4395

HappyUP!!! - the muscle as a gallery
Why it happened - he decided to come out
Why it makes me happy - glad he hung around and watched us slap it all day. Better for him to be out of the house and into the fresh air. ....oh....wait......smokey air.  Air aside, great having him out.

HappyUP!!! - Land of A7
Why it happened - been doing some research
Why it makes me happy - heard this lesson long ago but kind of forgot it. It ties in nicely with some of the other things that I am working on. It's time for me to lay out a lesson plan for the week ahead

HappyUP!!! - a largo birdie on 18
Why it happened - a ripped three wood and a perfect wedge
Why it makes me happy - first, it was good to get A BIRDIE today after missing two Largo putts on the front 9.  Second,  my partner and I were getting the beat down put on us all day. He REALLY stepped it up by throwing down that 34 on the back 9. I had a couple of ooopsies....but I picked up the greenies with SOLID iron shots on the back 9......and then capped it off and we snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat.  THAT is a triumphant feeling! Come on....if that doesn't make one happy, toss away the golf sticks!!!

HappyUP!!! - Giants win
Why it happened - great pitching
Why it makes me happy- Longoria's homer was timely too.  While the weekend split with the D-backs is better than losing the series, it is going to take miraculous play for the G-men to make the playoffs.  I don't see it in them but....hey....who knows!


Great sleep
Land of A7 
A win......a birdie on 18.....largo on 1 and 4....great putts on 2/3 (that didn't go in)
Bunker shot on 8 (and another great putt that didn't go in)
Nice 6 iron on 12 and 5 iron on 17....been missing those greens
Russell joining us

Saturday, August 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4394

HappyUP!!! - Key to the Highway
Why it happened - I was looking at something else
Why it makes me happy - I want to start being able to finger pick better. While getting a little instruction on that, I came across a quick little lesson on doing one of my favorite blues songs.  The great thing is that I already know how to do a lot of the stuff.....I just didn't know it all went into this song and into the key the instructor was using.  No doubt this one is going to be staying in the bag of tricks once I put an arrangement on it

HappyUP!!! - Facebook was down yesterday
Why it happened - I dunno
Why it makes me happy - I had to be told by the news that it happened. It's testimony to the fact that I don't participate in a daily practice of needing to know 1) who just got engaged 2) where someone is on vacation 3) what someone made/was served for dinner last night.  FB has a lot more down to it than upside in my book.  

HappyUP!!! - Atkins picking
Why it happened - I got a lesson delivered
Why it makes me happy - when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. The timing on this is amazing. Now, could it be that I have been doing some searching and this "miraculously showed up" due to algorhythms being run in the background? It's possible. In this case, I think it was more synchronicity/serendipity....two words that I dig! Great lesson

Friday, August 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4393

HappyUP!!! - knocking the pin down on 11
Why it happened -a well struck 5 iron
Why it makes me happy - it's what you are supposed to do. After all, it may have been 180 yards away....but it was where I was aiming. Sure, it could have gone in. It also could have gone way past the hole. Nice tap in birdie.

HappyUP!!! - seeing the Muscle
Why it happened - we had some business to do
Why it makes me happy - hadn't seen the kid in over a week. Great to spend some time with him as he recuperates

HappyUP!!! - some Wichita progress
Why it happened - I'm noodling
Why it makes me happy - this song could end up being really smooth. It's not anywhere near that yet but I am learning some nuance to make it MY way of doing it. 

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

Thursday, August 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4392

HappyUP!!! - Wichita Lineman find
Why it happened -I'm in Glen Campbell mode
Why it makes me happy - this song has come up over and over in my lifetime. I have always really dug it. Mostly, it's Campbell's voice (that I got none of) that makes the song. Well...that and the fact that Jimmy Webb wrote a FANTASTIC tune.  Anyway, I am going to work on this one and add this to the arsenal. 

HappyUP!!! - noodling on the porch
Why it happened - I have chairs
Why it makes me happy - see above. It was a nice morning. Front porch noodling is different than inside noodling. Don't ask me why. It's not about entertaining the neighbors.  I actually play WAY softer outside...the neighbors don't need to hear my train wrecks. It's just kind of peaceful at certain times. Plus...if it's's outside.  Every porch should have a geeetar on it. 

HappyUP!!! - Giants over D-Backs
Why it happened - they did some hitting
Why it makes me happy - OK...this is a big series. 4 games. They really need to gain some ground. If they don't come out of this with some momentum, they may well be done for the year. Time is running out.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4391

HappyUP!!! - GM time
Why it happened - we got booked together
Why it makes me happy -got some great "idea bouncing" time with my SME

HappyUP!!! - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Why it happened - my friend texted me
Why it makes me happy - not sure if it is a song that I want to learn but it was fun tabbing out what my ear was hearing on some cool little single note stuff. I don't do enough of this single note's good for the ear and the dexterity

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened - I played it right
Why it makes me happy - I played this hole terribly in July. Nice to be off on the right start with a new strategy

Gm time
$4 win
Birdie on 1
Front porch noodling