Sunday, September 30, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4451

HappyUP!!! - USA losing
Why it happened -Mickelson
Why it makes me happy -I HATED this captain's pick...and the USA is a little arrogant. I like to see us get put in our place once in awhile

HappyUP!!! - birdie put on 9
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -the front wasn't going well.....until this monster dropped in. It may have been 75 feet.

HappyUP!!! -did they play football today?
Why it happened - I dunno
Why it makes me happy - it's's the is going on, right? I don't miss it one bit! Better things to do

USA Losing Ryder Cup
LOOOONG birdie putt on 9
Another Football week gone
Gorgeous day...did it get into the 80's?

Saturday, September 29, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4450

HappyUP!!! - knocking down the pin on 15
Why it happened - a bullett
Why it makes me happy -OK...the pin didn't actually come out of the hole...but that little BB of a wedge I hit in there was like a heat seeking missile. Nailed that stopper and knocked in the birdie putt

HappyUP!!! - My Girl
Why it happened -by chance thing
Why it makes me happy -it's one of those songs I have heard a million times...a classic. Heard it so much I can take it or leave it.  BUT...when you figure out the guitar licks to it, it's an instant favorite!

HappyUP!!! -Octoberfest
Why it happened -it's September
Why it makes me happy - it isn't October yet. Had a great time hanging out in the hood with my peeps!

Hitting stick wedge 15
Big win with Flaggie...he's in the win column
G-mac time
My Girl

Friday, September 28, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4449

HappyUP!!! - Nutters Against the World
Why it happened - there were cancellations
Why it makes me happy -we had to break into two 3-somes so you had to be a NUTTER to be in our group.

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 12
Why it happened - skillz
Why it makes me happy - that was just the cutest 5 iron I cut in there....and that putt?...c'est magnifique! (<----i french="" m="" now="" p="">

HappyUP!!! - Ryder Cup
Why it happened -it's a thing
Why it makes me happy - nice start to the competition. My recording of it got messed up but I was able to keep myself in the dark (I'm good at that) for the replay

Thursday, September 27, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4448 Thurs

HappyUP!!! - hand on the tiller
Why it happened -I got some advice
Why it makes me happy - it was so great to hear from this old pal had been forever

HappyUP!!! - common sense
Why it happened -I got some advice
Why it makes me happy - this dude and myself are chock full of this commodity. I think I convinced him that common sense is actually quite is the following of common sense that isn't

HappyUP!!! - nice guitar tabbed out
Why it happened - I was motivated
Why it makes me happy - I don't usually tab out my own stuff...but I am starting to find some utility in doing so. Cool roll going on this morning

Early rising
Some nice guitar tabbed out to build off of
Hand on the it....common sense....brushing your teeth...guy with sciatica...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4447

HappyUP!!! - morning errands
Why it happened -I got it moving
Why it makes me happy -bam...bam...bam...knocked em off...stores had what I needed. Traffic delays

HappyUP!!! - a serendipitous ride
Why it happened -I got a call
Why it makes me happy - needed to pick up my partner was heading in that direction. Easy peeasy.  Car decision my have gotten inspiration it needed

HappyUP!!! - pretty solid golf
Why it happened -skills and training
Why it makes me happy - 4 sandies ...a PURE FW bunker 6 iron...smoked 4 iron...score could have been better...nice trajectory to the game

HappyUP!!! - putter repair
Why it happened - head pro took a peek
Why it makes me happy- E took it in the back...did some bending for me...had it all done while I teed off on one. I like the new setup. It will take a touch more getting used to but it's going to work

Trip to the tailor
Office depot had my stuff
Nice little stretch
Up early
drive/hybrid 1...cute pitch 2...3 wood hitting stick/birdie 4...sandy after getting"raked" 5...cute sandie 6...sandie 8...6 iron out of fw bunker 9..4 iron 13...9 iron 14...wedge 15...6 iron 17...grinding 18 after hitting tree off tee
Eric fixing my putter...Jim noticing
Likeing the putter adjustment
Not that hot...and a pleasant walk
Not too sore after yesterday's pounding
Putting the golf together

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4446

HappyUP!!! - going long
Why it happened - inspiration
Why it makes me happy -OK...I'm proud of myself today. I got out there and just couldn't stop. Now...tomorrow? Hmmmmmmm...I'll get back to you

HappyUP!!! - P2 stepping in
Why it happened - he wanted another shot
Why it makes me happy -love it when we get at least 2 speeches in. LOVE the initiative

HappyUP!!! - TD scoring a win
Why it happened -she was good
Why it makes me happy - first time we heard from this new member...and she killed it!

Monday, September 24, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4445

HappyUP!!! - no leaves
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy - so, I get done with the mow and blow last night. My neighbor walks by as I am gathering the leaves, "there's just going to be more of them tomorrow"..hahahahaha...funny guy. Well....guess what?  There wasn't!!!

HappyUP!!! - great cool down
Why it happened -did some extra self care
Why it makes me happy - I could feel things tighten up a bit....a little post workout pampering felt great!!!

HappyUP!!! - TraderJoes
Why it happened - I shop
Why it makes me happy- ran across RA....I see a little jammin coming on soon! Great reconnecting

Jimmy Garrapolo

Is that - how you spell his name?

The 49ers QB guy?

I used to care - about football long ago.  It's Monday. I don't know who played yesterday. I saw NBC doing their usual "Football Night in America" thing yesterday.

That always - makes me laugh.  It's a sad marketing ploy for an overexposed sport. I guess the Patriots played somebody....I think they hyped it in ads that the coach of who they were playing used to work for the Patriouts coach? about a feeble attempt to generate additional interest amongst people that really would not have cared about the game.

All that said - it was impossible to escape...the...."OH MY GOD" news! I made it all the way to Monday morning at 9:30 though.

Garrapolo got hurt !!!- all I heard was he tore his ACL.  "The almight saviour" is out.  I have no idea how serious that is. It used to mean out for the season.

It made me think - of all of the disappointment and heartbreak this probably causes.

I feel bad - for Garrapolo. A torn ACL doesn't sound like fun. At the same time, he chose to play a game where it's pretty likely that is going to happen. He is going to get the best medical care. He won't have to worry about paying his bills why he rehabs....etc. My sympathy is limited.

I feel worse - for the sheep that continue to mindlessly worship the Church of the NFL.

Some people tell me - "you've got too much time on your hands" (more on that later) for various things that I do and create. I laugh at those same people because they usually can give me a play by play of what has become a ridiculous past time.

The NFL ratings are down - it has nothing to do with Trump or his claims about the kneeling. If anything, Trump helps the ratings as much as he hurts them.

The NFL's problems - are obvious and they are many.  Look forward to an upcoming report here.

I'd lay it all out today - it wouldn't take me long to describe it. - I have so many better things to do. I wish I had that kind of time on my hands today.

Niner Fans - find something else to do with your Sundays! might be a  great time to quit your church!

Paul Gosar and Political Advertising

Paul Gosar is the congressman (?) running for re-election in New Mexico or Arizona or one of those hot, dusty places. I’m not sure of the position or the party affiliations.  This campaign has gotten some national attention due to a certain advertisement. This is how it came across my desk. 

People come on the advertisement saying he has done a poor job and does not have his constituents best interests at hand.

It’s pretty standard political advertising.  Then, it gets interesting, but not for the obvious reason you would think.

Those same people then come out and say, “I’m his brother,” “I’m his sister,” etc.

The premise and message being attempted to deliver is: he’s so bad even his family won’t vote for him......

.......and I laugh.

I don't come from a political family. If I did, however, and my politics didn’t coincide with my brother’s, I would expect him to vote for the candidate that opposed me.  I would be disappointed in him if he didn’t stay true to who he was.  To me, it is common sense.

My laughter emanates from the thought of some people scheming in an advertising board room on this. “Jim, we have 2 brothers and 1 sister in on this....I think we can get the other 2 siblings.”  I can see the excitement bubbling from them that they have created “the ad to end all ads.”

In the midst of their giddiness, if I was on the fence,..............I would vote for the  candidate being attacked here. It would be the opposite of what the ad agency was looking to do. For those that know me, I absolutely love it when the Law of Unintendeded Consequence enters the picture. 

It takes a lot of guts to think for oneself in the midst of family pressure. I have witnessed this in a family that I know. It’s not easy being the “outsider.” It takes a backbone. I like that in a candidate. It tells me they probably look at issues before being influenced.

As an independent, when I can’t really decide, I also have made “nastiness of the attack” a factor in my voting decision.  Candidates should focus more on what they can do and, while flaws of an opponent shouldn’t be overlooked, it shouldn’t be the focus.

Also, it is interesting that the Ad agency couldn’t influence Mom and Dad to join in. 

My opinion? The siblings are garbage! But, hey, that is just an opinion. There is a reason I have to bring it up though.  It may be a reason NOT to vote for the attacked guy. He shares the same DNA as these pieces of trash.  They can oppose him... they can vote the other way....but...even if they hate their brother (which says something about them and hatred), just shut up and vote your heart.  Show that you have a touch...just a touch ... of respect for family. 

Yeah...yeah...the siblings, upon reading this, could say, "you don't know the whole story....." Nope! I don't.  You didn't put that out there in the ad. That's your bad!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4444 CRAZY Soulful Day

One of the most amazing days - perhaps of all time. It was a bit of drift but it was a recognition of a lot of things that I have been working on.

"Nutster, what happened?" - you know...I think I will just keep the particulars to this day to myself for the time being.  Let's just throw down yet ANOTHER bookmark in what has become one of my best years ever.

I'm no - "50 is the new 40" people....yuck! You are what you are. All I can say is that I am better today than I was yesterday....and that was no easy feat!  ....and a heck of a lot better than I was a year ago.

HappyUP!!! - trajectory
Why it happened - see above
Why it makes me happy -the rocket is burning full throttle...and it is by intention and repeatable

HappyUP!!! - Tiger Woods
Why it happened - a lot of work
Why it makes me happy -OK..first...I have never been a huge Tiger fan. Quite the opposite, actually. In his heyday, he RUINED my favorite major tournaments because he won by so much. That aside, his talent was incredible.  His comeback from everything he has had to...mentally and physically...and even be competitive at this level is a testimony to the human spirit. Forget the "blah blah"...all souls are worthy of redemption.  I was witness to what may be the greatest comeback of all time.

HappyUP!!! - some quality noodling
Why it happened -I do that...and I was inspired
Why it makes me happy - it was a nice little fingering I put together. Just the cherry on top of this day.

HappyUP!!! - the NFL
Why it happened - I guess they play? I think the Niners about the Raiders?
Why it makes me happy - we are three weeks in....and....I still have no interest! Plus, what great things might I have missed today?

Saturday, September 22, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4443

HappyUP!!! - steak lunch
Why it happened -I left some over
Why it makes me happy -oh man...what a treat that was to come home to. It was good last night...but it was even better for lunch!

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - the basic birdie...good drive, nice hybrid, wedge to 5 feet and tap it in. LOVE getting off to a great start.

HappyUP!!! - ML
Why it happened - he played today
Why it makes me happy -don't get to play with this fine player very often. Nice to have him out. VERY competitive group today. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4442

SUPERHappyUP!!! Day

HappyUP!!! - Not turning back home
Why it happened - I was asked for something
Why it makes me happy - I had something I needed after all to keep on truckin!

HappyUP!!! - 13 greens hit
Why it happened - good driving
Why it makes me happy - THAT is a big number for me! Probably the most of the year

HappyUP!!! -hitting number 3 from the plates and no wind
Why it happened - a spicy 3 wood
Why it makes me happy -while I have birdied this monster this year, I hadn't hit it in two. I can cross that off the list

HappyUP!!! -BIG DAY!!!
Why it happened - a mindset
Why it makes me happy- it was just a whole lot of good going on!


Recording studio back    Easy Gas    Peach   Finding license and not turning around
String change   Catching the end of that yellow  Helpful guy at SnF   Kyle at SnF
Far Side   Egg bites    Tailor in cute dress   Easy parking at tailor and Bike shop
Joseph Campbell Companion    Bike shop guy knew what he was doing
No TV   Aisha Tyler interview
The weather
Eels...Slash...Ben Harper
Golf in 3:40...great group....13 greens...great driving...super putting...8 down to 6 up
Fabulous and turf

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4441

HappyUP!!! - Slash
Why it happened - I caught a podcast
Why it makes me happy - this dude sounds nothing like he looks. It was really cool to hear about his life story...hey...some people come out on the other side well...others? Not so much. This dude was one of the former...and we are all better for it

HappyUP!!! - game is set
Why it happened - I did some work
Why it makes me happy - CG hooked us up to get out on time...a fourth joined in...the game is on

HappyUP!!! - the City
Why it happened - I went down there
Why it makes me happy - I'm getting stoked about the project.  I wish it was done today. That is OKAY. I am going to document this journey.  It's going to be cool.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4440

HappyUP!!! - front parking spot
Why it happened -somone pulled out
Why it makes me happy -OK....NOOOOO!!! I am not THAT guy! You know who...."the parker"... he/she (<----was a="" accurate="" aisle="" always="" and="" at="" be="" being="" bit="" but="" camps="" can="" cart="" could="" de-parks.="" don="" easily="" employee="" front="" going="" grocery="" he="" holds="" i="" in="" is="" it="" just="" kind="" like="" lot="" middle="" more="" nbsp="" nice="" of="" out="" p="" parked="" person="" returned="" right="" saving="" say="" sexist...and="" some="" store="" t="" that="" the="" there="" to="" trouble="" up="" use="" walk.="" want="" where="" while="" you="">

HappyUP!!! -Egg bites
Why it happened - friend sent me a recipe
Why it makes me happy - are you kidding me? Eggs, jalapeƱos,  bacon, cheddar cheese, a bit of cream, and some cream cheese?  350 for 20 minutes and you get these little pieces of heaven? That easy to make some "grab-n-go's" loaded with protein? Everything should be that easy

HappyUP!!! - "let's golf, Friday" 
Why it happened -the Muscle called
Why it makes me happy -due to another event at the club, I was going to blow it off. The neph wants to play...and I'm sure I can rustle up a game...A Rustle for the Muscle! HA! I'm a poet!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4439

HappyUP!!! - Getting a lift
Why it happened -a buddy helped me out
Why it makes me happy - "no problem, man" hearing that. I kind of had this planned with another dude but I forgot to remind so it was my bad. Nice to get bailed out without Uber!

HappyUP!!! - guest returned
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy - another new member on the way...LOVE that

HappyUP!!! - Nutter Inc
Why it happened - I was riffing
Why it makes me happy - this is going to be a great company! That is all I am going to say for now.

Monday, September 17, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4438

HappyUP!!! - organization
Why it happened -it took a push
Why it makes me happy putting files and "stuff" in order is not my strong suit. Hence, I can easily let it accumulate. I flat out knocked out a chunk today!

HappyUP!!! - Testimonial for a friend
Why it happened - he asked
Why it makes me happy -I put some thought into it....was authentic.....and delivered a piece to him hat I know he can use. I like to help when I can

HappyUP!!! - Belief piece
Why it happened - I took the time
Why it makes me happy -it's not done. Something like it has surely been done before...but not by me and in the way that ONLY I can do it. Excited about getting started which is half the battle

Sunday, September 16, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4437

HappyUP!!! - Another Nutter Day
Why it happened - the numbers just work like that
Why it makes me happy -I am soooo fortunate to not only have a family that plays golf, plays golf well, and I get to have them as partners!

HappyUP!!! - leaf blowing
Why it happened - I was having fun
Why it makes me happy - got done at "the office." I had my hand cordless blower (get this) my HAND!  I decided to give it a try on the leaf accumulation. See, I got it for Xmas last year and the leaves were pretty much gone. Gave it a little trial today....BAM! Yep, it is going to get the job done this fall season. Probably on once charge

HappyUP!!! - Pars on 1, 9, and 18
Why it happened - tricks
Why it makes me happy - BAD hitting today.  Off to a good start...made an incredible shot on the important 9th hole, and a cute little "bladey putt" on 18 to seal things up.  Made it happen when it counted!

HappyUP!!! - responses to my request
Why it happened - I'm the Toastmaster this week
Why it makes me happy- it's only Sunday and my meeting is basically set! I will have all tomorrow to just add spice!


Chase Bank and TraderJoes
Egg and Taco meat scramble
Morning action
New checklist
Great new chord progression...start to day

The Ol Nutter Almanac 2018

Days Predicted: 11-16
Days to Date:  29

The DAYS  (as reported by for Roseville, CA 95678)

1) 6/3 - 101            2) 6/13 - 101     3) 6/22 - 101      4) 6/23 - 101   5) 6/30 - 103  
6) 7/1 -102       7) 7/9 - 102     8) 7/10 - 100   9)  7/11  - 101  10) 7/12 - 101  
11) 7/14 - 101  12) 7/15 - 100  13) 7/16 - 102  14) 7/17 - 104  15) 7/18 - 105
16)  7/19 - 104   17) 7/23 -102   18) 7/24 - 104   19)  7/25 -107 20) 7/26 - 105
21) 7/27 - 100  22) 7/28 - 103  23) 7/31 - 100  24) 8/9 - 102 25) 8/10 - 102  26) 8/11 - 102
 27) 8/17 - 101  28) 8/18 -102  29) 8/19 - 101

FINAL Update 9/16 -
we are going to close it down. What a nice blessing we got at the tail end of this summer. Nothing over 100 since August 19. That's a little strange...but so welcome! The Almanac isn't really calibrated for 30 days of 100...unless Memorial Day weekend is BROILING.

Climate change - involved? Sure. Take a look at this year and the last two compared to the previous 8.  The climate changed the last three years here.  Climates do that. Now, do humans have a hand in that?  I will leave that for all of you to debate...and watch what happens next year.

Update 8/12 - as far as I am concerned, we might as well just GO FOR IT and try to put this year waaaaay into the 30 days of 100 plus.  With the third year of 30 or more lurking, I wonder how many people are ACTING on second homes elsewhere.  I'm starting to look at alternatives!

Update 8/5 - hard to call anything related to all these fires as FORTUNATE but, believe it or not, the smoke cover has appeared on several days to have kept our temperatures down. Weather forecasts, which are pretty solid in summer, were changed last week at the last minute.

July 29, for example, was supposed to be over 100....and that would have fit with the pattern of the week leading up to it (take a glance 7/23-7/27).  The high ended up being only 92.

Four days are decked up this week to get to triple digits. We shall see what we shall see....and...with all the smoke right now....that ain't much.

Update 7/26 - it is OFFICIAL.  We live in a TOILET!!! July has just slaughtered the Almanac....again this year. We are staring at a minimum number of 100+ days of 17 for the month!  Oh....what?...what did you say?....."Nutster, your attitude kind of stinks!"   ONE - thanks for're so kind  TWO - YOU come live in it  THREE - you are right...."we are the champions....we are the champions....." because we are so doggone heat tolerant! You know, as much as this heat sucks, it is waaaaaaaay worse in the humid places......and none of our weather has the ability to kill us.

(WOW!!! Did you see what just happened above? That was kind of like therapy.  I went from "toilet" to "being very fortunate" in just a couple of lines!  Never underestimate the power of HappyingUP!!!)

Update 7/16 - WE ARE TOAST!!! In a couple of ways.  First, we are burning it up here in the valley. Second, the Almanac will again be WOEFULLY wrong. Perhaps there is something to the fact we are in the midst of some climate changes.  This thing used to have a degree of accuracy.  The last few years?.....not so much.  We are in the midst of the worst of it too.  I see another BURNER in front of us today (105?....really? predicted....hottest day so far).  We may get a slight back off but I am POSITIVE July has more fun in store for us. It's only our hottest month of the year....and....yeah... August often likes to kick in a little "heat fun" as well.  We have hit 30 days at 100 degrees or more the last two years.  June wasn't too bad but, if August overachieves again, we will be right back there.

Update 7/1 - June CAN be a lot worse than that. Hello, July! You came in as expected. Nothing smoking on the horizon, though.  4th of July is looking awesome as is the rest of the week. We take the cool when we can get it.

Update 6/17 - June is doing it's  thing.  We have a couple hundies down....and looks like three to four coming by this time next week.  Eeeks.....perhaps Summer will do some early spitting and spare us in July.  Summers may be permanently changing in the valley.

You know the drill - we look at the Memorial Day Weekend weather as our guide

As usual - we will use the reporting by as our verification tool.

This year - I am going to have to do some adjusting for "climate change."  The Almanac has missed the mark for 3 years in a row.

We had some cool weather - even a touch of rain on Friday right before the weekend.  Saturday and Sunday were nice and mild.  This was looking like a "10 days or less" call.....the riskiest one that can be made for this valley.....

......but....- AHA!!!!  Monday brought a little reminder that Summer is coming by almost cracking the  century mark!

For that reason - we will be looking at 11-15 days at 100 degrees or more this year.

2018 Ol Nutter Almanac   11-16 predicted.....29 actual
2017 Ol Nutter Almanac   10-14 predicted.....34 actual
2016 Ol Nutter Almanac  15-18 predicted .....30 actual
2015 Ol Nutter Almanac  12 or less predicted...16 actual
2014 Ol Nutter Almanac  11-13 predicted......14 actual
2013 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less prediceted....12 actual
2012 Ol Nutter Almanac  13 or less predicted...15 actual
2011 Ol Nutter Almanac  10 or less predicted....7 actual
2010 Ol Nutter Almanac 13 or less predicted.....7 actual
2009 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual
2008 Ol Nutter Almanac 10-15 predicted.........15 actual

Saturday, September 15, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4436

HappyUP!!! - birdie 18
Why it happened - bashed some shots
Why it makes me happy -always great to finish on the high note. 18 is a toughie for me...especially into the wind. Yet, somehow I had a wedge into it. It was a stunner! Round of applause from those making the turn..."thank you...thank's what I do!" LOL  I even made the putt

HappyUP!!! - somehow hitting 11 greens
Why it happened -straight driving
Why it makes me happy -I was rarely very close...but...I always had a chance! Hey, that's all you can ask for in this life...a chance!

HappyUP!!! - Hansoni
Why it happened - he's back
Why it makes me happy -great to have my friend back! Hadn't seen him in forever due to injury and vacation.  The world is right again!

Friday, September 14, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4435

HappyUP!!! - RS meeting
Why it happened - we set it up
Why it makes me happy - probably need a timer on it next time. What an excellent free form conversation! Learned...took...gave....a very humanistic favorite thing

HappyUP!!! - Nutter GOLF
Why it happened - a little tweak
Why it makes me happy -we took on the world today! Nope, we didn't conquer it. SOMEONE stunk the joint up a bit! LOL Still, I did some very quality things....close...just not quite there. Back at it tomorrow

HappyUP!!! - Steak House Dinner
Why it happened -the club does that on occasion
Why it makes me happy - great company....great setting outside...the food and service were fantastic. Can't think of a better dinner

Thursday, September 13, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4434

HappyUP!!! - helping out
Why it happened - I volunteer
Why it makes me happy - WOW! I didn't realize some of the issues that the people were having.... and it wasn't them. Made the call in to International and got two problems fixed. Got another gal on her way...gave permission to another....and actually got some hands on training to another. GREAT DAY!

HappyUP!!! -Extension courses 
Why it happened - I was looking at something
Why it makes me happy - I am going to have some spots in my calendar filling up pretty soon. Neat stuff!

HappyUP!!! - Pathways Page
Why it happened - they established it
Why it makes me happy - good place to get updated information

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4433

HappyUP!!! - Peach Tree
Why it happened - we did a road trip
Why it makes me happy - been awhile since I went to this venerable old gem.  Didn't hit it that great but "did my thing," and scraped out a low net for the group. 

HappyUP!!! - super stretch
Why it happened - I am trying to get in habit
Why it makes me happy - I got out of that rigarmortis for this guy...popped up on the range and just started bangin em! What a time saver! Plus, it is a positive start to the range session

HappyUP!!! - appreciation of brilliance
Why it happened - something overcame me
Why it makes me happy - I just get more fascinated by how things work...and how fortunate I am.

HappyUP!!! - windshield time
Why it happened -Peach Tree
Why it makes me happy- good dude to hang around with. Great car convos.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4432

HappyUP!!! - new member and a guest
Why it happened - we are starting to build
Why it makes me happy - if the organization isn't ripening, it is rotting.  Love the new energy

HappyUP!!! - great phone convos
Why it happened - I was doing some encouraging coaching
Why it makes me happy - I KNOW the arrow hit the mark today

HappyUP!!! - nice trip to Kap's
Why it happened - we schedluled it
Why it makes me happy - super some goods along the trip..took in a great podcast along the way....nice jaunt

HappyUP!!! - 9 unexpected holes
Why it happened -my nephew wanted to play
Why it makes me happy- it was good to get out today. The weather was perfect!

Monday, September 10, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4431

HappyUP!!! - some cool licks
Why it happened -I was YouTubing
Why it makes me happy was so simple, why didn't I already know this one? No matter, I do now and it sounds cool

HappyUP!!! - Psych U
Why it happened -I stay tuned
Why it makes me happy - though there were some technical issues, I got some information that was good. I can see some space on an issue where things are taken a bit to in many other parts of life

HappyUP!!! - setting up the meeting for someone
Why it happened - I take initiative
Why it makes me happy - hey, I always want to help....then someone else did some pitching in...then the original person carried it over the line. THAT is some nice team work where it's not on one person.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4430

HappyUP!!! - Adam Ant
Why it happened - I was doing a search
Why it makes me happy - how amazing is technology? I just had to do a little re-visit to my childhood.  Sure, I winced a bit...THAT was entertainment? LOL...hey, now I know where my proclivity for campiness comes from

HappyUP!!! - great 5 miler
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -just had the most enjoyable stress free stroll in the most pleasant of weather. No worries about having to make it to a tee time....ahhhhh....the life

HappyUP!!! - weight loss
Why it happened - I was mindful last week
Why it makes me happy - not sure if I will stay with it, but I know exactly why this happened this week. For anyone that has ever tried to effect their weight, they will tell you it doesn't always work like that.

HappyUP!!! -NFL begins
Why it happened - obnoxious tradition
Why it makes me happy- I don't care about it one iota (yep, I said IOTA)


"We shall regroup and 
                                       plan new strategy"

                                                                                               -Morrocco Mole

We all know that crazy old definition of insanity - "doing the same thing and expecting a different result."

We laugh at it - the saying just seems trite.........right?

There is so much wisdom - in it. Get beyond blowing it off.


If your life is not as optimal as you would like - what can you do differently? Maybe it is in your routine that needs a tweak.

"But I like my routine..." - how's it working for you.  Ya know.....

If you argue for your limitations - you get to keep 'em

Little changes  - can make a big difference.  Seemingly insignificant things like making your bed every day as soon as you get up can be one.  Will that make a difference for you?  I dunno. It's you we are talking about....

...and...if that little change doesn't work - try something else.

It need not be a MASSIVE OVERHAUL - (oh my goodness, how those usually lead to massive fails).

The journey of 1000 miles - starts with one small step.  Take one today. 

Saturday, September 08, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4429

HappyUP!!! - great stretch
Why it happened -intention
Why it makes me happy -felt absolutely fantastic on the way to "the office" today

HappyUP!!! - solid start
Why it happened - we have some skills
Why it makes me happy -when playing in a tournament, those first couple of holes can make it really tough......we managed to wait until hole 3 for the ooooopsie!

HappyUP!!! - Switch n Bitch Tournament
Why it happened - we have tournaments
Why it makes me happy - we were on our way to DFL town early on....but we plugged on....had fun....and kept trying. While disappointing, even the best players miss the cut once in awhile

HappyUP!!! - our playing partners
Why it happened - gotta be paired with someone...
Why it makes me happy-....and who to be paired better with than the defending champions. We were privileged to watch them successfully defend their title!!!.....well....ALLLLLLMOST ...until one of the A brothers missed a 1 foot putt on the last hole to cause them to lose by 1. THAT was kind of funny! (...because we are all friends_

Friday, September 07, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4428

HappyUP!!! - Willie doing Sinatra
Why it happened -Spotify
Why it makes me happy -what an interesting twist to two of my fringe favorites. Awesome that I can sample that with no extra expense

HappyUP!!! - Navigating Kindle
Why it happened -I had an idea
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE to make notes in books. It's a little different in the Kindle. Plus, I own an older one so I may be limited. The cool thing is I figured out how to print them out

HappyUP!!! - Portia the Cat assistance
Why it happened - her bushy tail
Why it makes me happy -for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to make that one screen pop up. Then Portia comes along with that big ol tail and brushes across my screen....voila...they MAGIC screen opened and I figured out what she had done. Thanks, P!!!!

Willie doing Sinatra
18 with Russ
Getting it done early
Finding a way to navigate Kindle so I can print my notes
Discovering how to get to "Go To" on cat did it

Thursday, September 06, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4427

HappyUP!!! - my stylist
Why it happened -I have SOME hair left
Why it makes me happy - I was a little overdue this time. Mostly my fault..partly due to my stylists schedule. Either way, we had a wonderful visit and catch up time.

HappyUP!!! - my tailor
Why it happened - I had stuff
Why it makes me happy - this little gal is just the best at what I need done. I love her efficiency!

HappyUP!!! - my trainer
Why it happened -I do that to
Why it makes me happy - fabulous stuff on the horizon for this guy. I'm honored to be involved in a piece of the development.  It was a great session today!

HappyUP!!! - a course completed
Why it happened - I had an opportunity
Why it makes me happy- I can't believe how I almost let this opportunity slide by due to weak excuses.  I made every session.....and I am WAY better off for it!  Hmmmm....might just be on the lookout for similar opportunities.  This was a good one!!!


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4426

HappyUP!!! - I got a fan!
Why it happened -I was noodling on the porch
Why it makes me happy -had someone standing on the sidewalk taking in the show...and actually coming up "on stage" to tell me how appreciative he was. 

HappyUP!!! - Tacos!!!
Why it happened -Carolinas
Why it makes me happy - c'mon.....this is ALWAYS a treat for me.  I just love those shredded beef beauties with the green sauce!

HappyUP!!! - important exchanges
Why it happened -I reached out
Why it makes me happy - some wonderful things can happen when you express a little interest. This is going to lead to some positive stuff!!!

HappyUP!!! - hearing from an old buddy
Why it happened - I was missed
Why it makes me happy- it was great getting the 411/update on things

The ParkWorker "why did ya drive here"
Organizing the holy space
New challenge coming

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4425

HappyUP!!! - KR and the power point
Why it happened -it's TM
Why it makes me happy -she gave it a stretch and put in some effort into a different medium.  LOVE it when the people stretch

HappyUP!!! - on the way
Why it happened -I made an order
Why it makes me happy -got what I needed handled...been on the radar screen for a big deal....but....there might be an extra goodie or two involved too. Love extra goodies

HappyUP!!! - following up
Why it happened -it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -missed a certain person that was supposed to show up today. We have that situation re-routed now.  Can't wait to see this person

Monday, September 03, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4424

HappyUP!!! - got the stuff printed
Why it happened - I keep battling
Why it makes me happy - my wifi is not allowed to drive me crazy....though it's doing it's best. It may be temporary but I won again today!

HappyUP!!! - a great read
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -who knew that  a little story about a Dragon could be so impactful. Perhaps I will do a piece on it here.

HappyUP!!! - little par save on 18
Why it happened -I'm a grinder
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE that, even on a tough day, I am always in there fighting till the end. The best stuff had sailed far from shore long before...long third shot to 18...not likely this was going to be a great strike....but I put a pretty good hit on it. It just went right. The pitch and the putt coming back were pretty sweet. Made us some $$$$


Sunday, September 02, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4423

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 1
Why it happened -nice shooting
Why it makes me happy - it can be a double edged sword..."early to ripe, early to rot"...but I always try to make that putt. Today....I did.  LOVE a great start

HappyUP!!! - great workout
Why it happened - I got motivated
Why it makes me happy - was  catching a little afternoon tube and said, "I know what I can do while I watch this".....and I got after it!!! Got a surprising amount of sweat going in a pretty short time. Sweet!

HappyUP!!! - par out of my fanny on 18
Why it happened -I grind!
Why it makes me happy- tough day...horrible third shot....I'm 140 out and I need to get it up and down just for par!......and did! Nice save of the day!!

Saturday, September 01, 2018

HappyUP!!! Day 4422

HappyUP!!! - cammo wear
Why it happened - I had some
Why it makes me happy -I fit right in with the crowd at this event. I was wondering

HappyUP!!! - printer back on line
Why it happened -I did some fiddling
Why it makes me happy -hey, it's a pain when you can't print!

HappyUP!!! -seeing the old gang
Why it happened -a celebration of life
Why it makes me happy -the reason for the event was ANYTHING but happy. The celebration was great. Fabulous to run into 

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

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