Saturday, February 29, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5070

HappyUP!!! - kitties on the treadwheel
Why it happened -I tempted them
Why it makes me happy - it didn't take much to get them using this fun toy.....they couldn't stop. It's a crack up...and it's good for them. Win win

HappyUP!!! - birdies on 5 and 6
Why it happened -shots and putting
Why it makes me happy -always great to keep tossing down those red numbers.  All I need to do now is cut down on the bogeys!

HappyUP!!! -Incredible Pets staff
Why it happened -I was alone in the store
Why it makes me happy -had a great exchange...a lot of fun....and got some great advice!

Friday, February 28, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5069

HappyUP!!! - new irons ordered
Why it happened -I had the opportunity
Why it makes me happy -ya gotta do this once in awhile....and it is my while.  I'm probably going to pick up 15 yards (at least 10).  That's at least one club less into the greens....more control!

HappyUP!!! - trying a new driver
Why it happened -hey....while I was at it...(see above)
Why it makes me happy -I can see getting 15 yards out of this too. That is an extra 20-30 yards per hole. Game Changer possibly

HappyUP!!! - 5 more birdies
Why it happened -skills?
Why it makes me happy - I had 5 Wednesday. 5 more today? Are you kidding me? I average 1 per round. Some good play has come upon me

HappyUP!!! - trading messages with C.D
Why it happened -I sent a nice e-mail
Why it makes me happy -it looks like that gesture might turn into me providing a bit of assistance. We are getting that all set up. Looking forward to that.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5068

HappyUP!!! - Uber ride
Why it happened -I needed a lift
Why it makes me happy - met one of the liveliest 70 year olds I have ever met. NOT sure how to take him showing me a pic of his hot 34 year old girlfriend, but I go, "whatever floats your boat, dude. Go get em, Tiger!"

HappyUP!!! - walk home
Why it happened -I had to drop off a car
Why it makes me happy -I was offered a ride. I LOVE a walk through my downtown in the middle of a nice day.

HappyUP!!! - text capturing
Why it happened -technology
Why it makes me happy -it was a good day to be able to capture a customer service call....and store it appropriately. It also helped me find an old one...that is going to be useful.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5067

HappyUP!!! - Belkin
Why it happened -had an issue
Why it makes me happy -tremendous customer service from this firm!

HappyUP!!! - 5 birdies
Why it happened -great shots
Why it makes me happy -this ties for the most I can remember in recent history! The 7 iron into 9 was particularly spectacular. Made all the largo putts too!

HappyUP!!! -feeling BIG TIME
Why it happened -I got a disparaging letter
Why it makes me happy -I LOVED sharing that letter with the guys. What a loser whoever sent it to me was! I found the letter to be inspiring. It changed my whole attitude.

HappyUP!!! -texts from Minnesota
Why it happened -I got a buddy there
Why it makes me happy -such fun doing some exchanging today. LOVE this person

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5066

HappyUP!!! - Luke's speech
Why it happened -he was up
Why it makes me happy -he came through. I was a "tardy Toastmaster" this week...set my meeting up late. So glad this pro bailed me out and REALLY delivered!

HappyUP!!! - CPA meeting
Why it happened -I have one...and it is that time of the year
Why it makes me happy - well...wish I could say that I saved some dough. In the spirit of HappyUP!!! could have been worse. Thought my quarterlies would "fill the bill" but apparently they didn't. It's all cool

HappyUP!!! - beautiful chording
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy -I don't have it down...but I stumbled across a video of the style I want to be able to do. Suhhhhweeeet!

Monday, February 24, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5065

HappyUP!!! - bro time
Why it happened -he needed a favor
Why it makes me happy -always great to hang with the bro. Drive time is the best. Plenty of time for funny banter as well as good stuff

HappyUP!!! -lunch
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -glad bro suggested it. Tried out a new place, Eureka! and the outside setting in gorgeous weather made us both feel like we were on vacation in Tahoe!

HappyUP!!! - car news
Why it happened -I got good peeps
Why it makes me happy - I might be able to have this thing rectified a little easier than I thought! If not, I have plan B

HappyUP!!! -email from the CEO
Why it happened -my presentation
Why it makes me happy -I wasn't sure how what I did went over. Apparently, he and some important people present got my point and think there is some merit there. The door has been opened. Thought I might have to do some kicking.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5064

HappyUP!!! - TownHall
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -great to get updated, collect info, meet some new people and....well...make an impromptu presentation

HappyUP!!! - birdies
Why it happened -things are coming around
Why it makes me happy -you know birdies are my jam! The great thing is that I had opportunities for more than I got. The things I have been working on are starting to lock in....and it's only February!

HappyUP!!! - great day!!!
Why it happened - weather and friends
Why it makes me happy -I could not think of a more perfect situation on the golf course. Guys I love playing with. My nephew as my partner...and weather that is just stupid good

Saturday, February 22, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5063

HappyUP!!! - Kings replays
Why it happened - I tape things
Why it makes me happy -fast forwarding to the good part (the end), I was amazed that the Kings won two games....especially against the Clippers....AT the Clippers. Nice to see SacTown try to make something of this season

HappyUP!!! - birdie on 14
Why it happened -3 perfect shots
Why it makes me happy -the stinger driver was gutsy but GREAT. The wedge was on line. The putt was gorgeous...never a doubt from 12 feet

HappyUP!!! - partner
Why it happened -they put him in last minute
Why it makes me happy -glad to have McC join us...I especially like those birdies on 6 and 7 he threw down

HappyUP!!! -nice guitar work
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -a new tune is coming's an old one. I need to listen to the original. I got the chords I just need the groove. This is a fun one!

Friday, February 21, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5062

HappyUP!!! - AAA
Why it happened -I had a DMV issue
Why it makes me happy -I thought I would have to go to DMV on this one. Yeah, I know, AAA does a lot of stuff. I thought this might be trickier. Nope...easy peasy

HappyUP!!! -trip to the car lot
Why it happened -it's time
Why it makes me happy - I took a test drive!!! If you knew me, you would know what a milestone this is. THIS is happening people! The process has begun

HappyUP!!! - problem solved
Why it happened -trip to the car lot
Why it makes me happy - I have a perplexing problem. Car people want my problem....if they can sell me a car. It's a fair trade. I'm ready to do battle

HappyUP!!! -Toastmaster Contest
Why it happened -it's an annual thing
Why it makes me happy -our club was represented. YEAH....that is a thing. At least 5 clubs did not show up this year. The great thing about that? We got out an earlier hour than expected. LOVED the improved speech that our member gave representing us.....SOOOOO much better than before! (Oh... and...yeah....I won the Evaluation Contest....wheeeeeee!...on to the next level!)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5061

HappyUP!!! - Vision Service lady
Why it happened -I had an issue
Why it makes me happy -she couldn't have been sweeter, caring, or more helpful. The issue I have is on the way! Yeah, it's about having the best view of the world that I can so it's a big one!

HappyUP!!! - GREAT 5 miler
Why it happened -it's what I do
Why it makes me happy -everything around me was just POPPING! The people were all friendly on the trail. I'll be there....A LOT...just like I once was

HappyUP!!! - taxes ...DONE!
Why it happened - I have an appointment
Why it makes me happy -I was soooo focused in putting together what was needed. It was insane. I got all of the stuff dropped off as well. Banner day for the DONE list!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5060

HappyUP!!! - golfing with the assistant pro
Why it happened -we needed a 4th
Why it makes me happy -it's nice to get a full group. He didn't have his best day. I was average. Yet, we battled and kept the damages to a minimum. We even had a chance to break even on the final hole. Nope...not successful in that aim.....but we had a chance. "A chance" is what makes golf fun! Enjoyed his company

HappyUP!!! -a member stepping up....BIG TIME
Why it happened -a quality individual
Why it makes me happy -HE is going to BENEFIT so much from this experience. Yes, he's being "last minute tossed into the fire" a bit.....but that is how it goes in life. I am SO EXCITED to watch this and help support it

HappyUP!!! - cracking out speech help
Why it happened -see the last HappyUP!!!
Why it makes me happy -I have a lot of experience....and it is nice to use it to benefit others. If he goes my direction, it is going to make life so much easier for him.......and he WILL win the contest. I feel great that I could crank out a valuable product in 45 minutes

HappyUP!!! -Apple Store nearby
Why it happened -they put one there
Why it makes me happy -I had a problem with my new phone.....and I was able to get it exchanged easily with no hassle! Sweet!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5059

HappyUP!!! - a great guest
Why it happened -he inquired
Why it makes me happy -BAM!....he wants to join! NOW!! New people to meet and to help

HappyUP!!! - contact synching issue fixed
Why it happened -the Apple help line
Why it makes me happy -well....if you want to make a call, it sure helps if you have ALL the numbers in your phone. It was a fairly painless fix

HappyUP!!! -new phone
Why it happened -I went to the store
Why it makes me happy -it took a little while. It rivaled the time it takes to buy a car. BUT, it was worth it. I got an insight into this industry that fascinated me.

Monday, February 17, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5058

HappyUP!!! - Morning Pages
Why it happened -I was inspired
Why it makes me happy -nice return to an old friend. Let's see if I can keep it up and get back in the groove. Hint: I can!

HappyUP!!! -RTT session
Why it happened -we do that
Why it makes me happy -I allowed a peer to get some CPD credit by working on me....and she did a FABULOUS job. I got some key insights from this session. THAT doesn't always happen when just doing a practice session. Time well spent!

HappyUP!!! -Sprouts
Why it happened -I was over there
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE this little store. It's just not nearby so I don't always get there. Picked up some great deals too!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5057

HappyUP!!! - The Muscle's birdie on 18
Why it happened -he came alive
Why it makes me happy -the kid had a hot back 9. We beat THE WORLD! It was mostly him but old uncle here made some nice contributions!

HappyUP!!! -B & D
Why it happened -they were having a glass
Why it makes me happy -it was so nice to be invited over to join them. Love this couple and glad they brought me in for a little entertainment

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 8
Why it happened -a gorgeous 5 iron..and a nice break
Why it makes me happy -this solid shot got even better with that bounce toward the pin. It would have been a shame to miss it....especially after my nephew canned a 25 footer for birdie as well. We go birdie birdie.....that righted a ship that was listing a bit!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5055

HappyUP!!! - the firepit
Why it happened -a gorgeous day
Why it makes me happy -lovely to just sit around and enjoy each other's company on a crisp day!

HappyUP!!! -Rock Hill bourbon
Why it happened -a friend brought it along
Why it makes me happy -wow! I'm not a huge bourbon guy.....but this stuff was TASTY....and had a fantastic "bite" on it. A little pricey but, since you can't even get it, it doesn't matter. NICE stuff!

HappyUP!!! -sandy WINNER on 18
Why it happened -got some skills
Why it makes me happy -I'm a grinder. It doesn't matter what I brought to the course that day, I am going to play it out for all it's worth. We were NEVER up in this match all day....until I knocked it out  of the trap on 18 and sank the putt. THAT is a JOY that will NEVER go away.

Friday, February 14, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5054

HappyUP!!! - no Valentine Day concerns
Why it happened -I keep it that way
Why it makes me happy -every day should be a Valentine Day! This societal pressure brought on by the capitalistic system? I'm OUT! It's a cool place to be

HappyUP!!! -ATT chat
Why it happened -phone issue
Why it makes me happy -it looks like they MAY have something for me. Didn't solve it tonight but I will be talking to the right department tomorrow

HappyUP!!! -birdie on 17
Why it happened -just a gorgeous 5 iron
Why it makes me happy -there is NOTHING like the feeling of a PURE shot. It is beyond a good shot. Making the putt?....right when you need it?...priceless!

HappyUP!!! -more affirmation
Why it happened -thoughtful dude
Why it makes me happy -I often say I don't NEED praise or recognition. It is true. Yet, when you make an impact on someone else's life and they go out of their way to tell you, being affirmed is a big HappyUP!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5053

HappyUP!!! - jamming
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great initial session. Nice listening to our backgrounds. He dug my venue. This has potential to be a regular thing

HappyUP!!! -guitar ideas/ music stories
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -he is WAY better than me. It is always good when I can be in someone's presence that has a higher talent level than myself. At the same time, I think he can get a few things from me too.

HappyUP!!! -life ideas
Why it happened -see above
Why it makes me happy -we are exactly the same age. We have "made it through." Yes, there will be challenges ahead but we are both in good places. Picked up some skills along the way to cope. GREAT stuff!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5052

HappyUP!!! - client update
Why it happened -she reached out
Why it makes me happy -she loves her recording and can see new possibilities. It makes me feel that I am "paying the freight" on this world

HappyUP!!! -an acknowledgement
Why it happened -we had chatted before
Why it makes me happy -it's nice to be able to touch a younger person and have them absorb some wisdom that I was LUCKY enough to acquire. It is easy to forget how privileged I was in all of the training I received as well as my learning

HappyUP!!! -setting up the jam with the Big Man
Why it happened -I followed up
Why it makes me happy -I'm going to get to visit with this guy for the first time. We'll get to put out some good vibes to the universe

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5051

HappyUP!!! - Chat with The HONORABLE one
Why it happened -I extended the effort
Why it makes me happy -great to know that he is OK. We got to chat about some other things as well.

HappyUP!!! -chat with a younger guy
Why it happened -I had an inquiry
Why it makes me happy -it turned into something more....a meaningful conversation...a courageous conversation. He appreciated it and I found it gratifying

HappyUP!!! - a possible jam
Why it happened -I texted
Why it makes me happy -LOVE the idea of playing with this guy a little bit

Monday, February 10, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5050

HappyUP!!! - 72 degrees February
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -hey, if it is going to be a drought year, might as well enjoy it....and I sure did today! Gorgeous day for a walk!!!

HappyUP!!! - brain stuff
Why it happened -I do that kind of thing
Why it makes me happy -I got some excellent study time in that led to new insights around how the brain operates. Fascinating

HappyUP!!! -Speech Contest finalized
Why it happened -I put the hammer down
Why it makes me happy -another time we crossed this off the least the planning

HappyUP!!! -treating ML, my client
Why it happened -I do that
Why it makes me happy -this was a GREAT session. This lady is really going to benefit when she does the commensurate follow through work!

Sunday, February 09, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5049

HappyUP!!! - Alan Parsons
Why it happened -I got a ticket
Why it makes me happy -LOVE getting out and seeing shows at the Crest. Great venue. The band was FANTASTIC!

HappyUP!!! -Calamari
Why it happened -I arrived early
Why it makes me happy -doors open and show start times are not the same! I know....DUH! That's OK...made the most of it by heading across the street for a delicious appetizer!

HappyUP!!! -brother's golf
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -on only his second outing since surgery, he shot one of the best rounds I have seen from him. THAT is awesome news

HappyUP!!! -Mason
Why it happened -he popped in
Why it makes me happy -LOVE seeing that little guy! He can really SMILE IT UP!!!

Saturday, February 08, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5048

HappyUP!!! - Mike M golf
Why it happened -pro shop set it up
Why it makes me happy -nice guy and a good stick. He seemed happy to play with us. I hope we see more of him. We could use some new blood

HappyUP!!! - Neighbor digging
Why it happened -she is doing an upgrade
Why it makes me happy -I have always thought of this.....seeing her do that has made me go, "not so much!"

HappyUP!!! -SL as partner
Why it happened -luck of the draw
Why it makes me happy -we took it on....and got the job done today. LOVE how we battle as partners!

Friday, February 07, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5047

HappyUP!!! - being acknowledged
Why it happened -my State of the Union post
Why it makes me happy -I had a couple of people, one in particular, come up and thank me for that. That always feels good

HappyUP!!! -Country Roads
Why it happened -a friend sent me a recording
Why it makes me happy -I turned around and learned that little ditty myself. Easy...yet has a distinctive sound....and is singable

HappyUP!!! -Hole in One Drinks
Why it happened -a member was lucky today
Why it makes me happy -....I was lucky too! I got bailed out because I would have had to treat about 7 guys to a libation!!!

HappyUP!!! - bro and nephew
Why it happened - bro is back
Why it makes me happy -maiden voyage going 18 after the operation for him....FANTASTIC to have him back on the links

Thursday, February 06, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5046

HappyUP!!! - voting
Why it happened - I do that
Why it makes me happy -so glad to have a mail in ballot for the primary! I think this is my first time being able to do that. I actually enjoy going to the polls though...just not always

HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened -the weather
Why it makes me happy -I haven't performed this function in months! The look of everything back being manicured, a little smell of cut grass .....LOVE THAT!

HappyUP!!! -taking over for the captain
Why it happened - he got caught in unexpected situation
Why it makes me happy - happy to be of service and easily handle the juggle!

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5045

HappyUP!!! - FB post
Why it happened -I had to say it
Why it makes me happy - I took a topic...and created no angst...and gave some people "permission to think differently".....something I am seeing people be woefully shy about doing along these lines these days

HappyUP!!! - YouTube history
Why it happened -I looked
Why it makes me happy -this is going to be a HUGE help in my research. I was unaware of this feature!!!

HappyUP!!! -Alumni Forum
Why it happened -I got accepted
Why it makes me happy -it was awesome to be able to go in there and well as contribute!

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5044

HappyUP!!! - my RTT peer
Why it happened -we set it up
Why it makes me happy -great lady. We will learn a lot from each other. It's also great to have an Australian friend now!

HappyUP!!! - Narcissism module
Why it happened -I was studying
Why it makes me happy -WOW! I got a lot of GREAT information today...and things to watch out for!

HappyUP!!! -an "off the cuff" speech
Why it happened -a newer member stepped up
Why it makes me happy - THIS was a great stretch and fantastic progress made by this member. FUNNY!!! ..."so we got this dumpster...."...highlight of my day

Monday, February 03, 2020

HappyUP111 Day 5043

HappyUP!!! - Amp test
Why it happened -I'm attenuating
Why it makes me happy -it doesn't appear this one is smoking and going to burn my house down after all. A problem fixed is the ultimate HappyUP!!!!

HappyUP!!! -Nurse K
Why it happened -I get my teeth cleaned
Why it makes me happy -she was full of vim and vigor today....spunky and funky. I like that in my medical care providers!!!

HappyUP!!! - cauliflowers pizza crust
Why it happened -I was at the store
Why it makes me happy -I not only bought it...I came right home and tested it. Yep, if you want to avoid the traditional pizza crust (for whatever reason), this is another alternative. Delicious

Sunday, February 02, 2020

HappyUP!!! Day 5042

HappyUP!!! - Kindness
Why it happened -I witnessed
Why it makes me happy -it was the, "you only have one item?...please...go in front of me" I witnessed it next to me. I just LOVE THAT! I complimented the lady. She said it was common courtesy. I agreed but said, "it's not as common as you make it to be." She said, "I love your glasses." idea what are respective politics are...but....THAT is how it is supposed to be

HappyUP!!! - Party at the Nephs
Why it happened -SuperBowl
Why it makes me happy -truth be to told...when it is a big game...I'd rather watch by myself so I can focus on the game. SOOOOOO glad I stepped into the crowd today!

HappyUP!!! - found camera stuff
Why it happened -I wasn't looking
Why it makes me happy -I now have everything to get back into snapping "non-iPhone" pics...and...yeah...the dedicated camera is still higher quality than the phone.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

HappyU!!! Day 5041

HappyUP!!! - birdie 17 and 18
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -NO!!!...this is not a redundancy or a "confusing today with yesterday"... I did it again. This one made me some dough. Pulled serious stuff out of the fire!

HappyUP!!! -SNL
Why it happened -it comes on early now
Why it makes me happy -I usually record it for Sunday...not tonight. Very good. I LOVE how my "righty friends" go, "it hasn't been good since  Belushi.." or something like that. Park your dinosaurs in the back, dudes.  My lefty is a component of where they get their news from The show remains relevant. Good one tonight

HappyUP!!! -sandy on 16
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -THAT...was one tough little bunker shot. I made it look easier than it was. LOVE THAT