Wednesday, September 30, 2020
HappyUP!!!! Day 5285
Why it happened -her schedule accommodated
Why it makes me happy -so thrilled this member could make the COVID situation work out
HappyUP!!! - Jenni's Ice Cream
Why it happened -I caved
Why it makes me happy -OK....I don't do a lot of sugar. As a matter of fact, I went over a year with just some minimal added sugars. Yet, I had heard about this brand and HAD to try it. WOW!!! That is seriously good stuff....while simultaneously being about the WORST stuff you could eat
HappyUP!!! - hitting the trail
Why it happened -no golf today
Why it makes me happy - we are closed for maintenance out at the club....so I needed to create the action for myself. Sweet Day to be out
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
HappyUP!! Day 5284
HappyUP!!! - 3 speechesWhy it happened -we participate
Why it makes me happy -we got it done!...and had 5 Table Topics and 3 evaluations! THAT is a lot in 70 minutes. WOW
HappyUP!!! - a cooking segment
Why it happened -a creative Toastmaster
Why it makes me happy - it was a great thing to see. I would have preferred another camera angle but, hey, it is FINE
HappyUP!!! -hanging some stuff
Why it happened -it needed to
Why it makes me happy -it was a bit of work...that I had put off.....which I am good at doing. Great to get this from "hanging over me" to "hanging where it belongs."
Monday, September 28, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5283
HappyUP!!! - the Social Dilemma
Why it happened -I had some time
Why it makes me happy -I knew a lot of what was in the movie....but I couldn't put my finger on and label exactly what I was thinking about various things about social media (and media in general). This answered some questions
HappyUP!!! - neighbor's expertise
Why it happened -he offered
Why it makes me happy -more than happy to get some help from an expert. He saved the day!!!
HappyUP!!! - a present
Why it happened -a thoughtful neighbor
Why it makes me happy -he had an extra tool. It was exactly what I needed. He gave it to me. I gotta repay this one!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5282
HappyUP!!! - a golf tip
Why it happened -my nephew noticed something
Why it makes me happy - my goodness!....It immediately started to work on the range!!!
HappyUP!!! -11 Fairways and 9 Greens hit
Why it happened -see the above
Why it makes me happy - I don't even have this dialed in yet! This is a HUGE improvement over my recent play!!!
HappyUP!!! - client called
Why it happened -he needs my assistance
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE it when they come back with new situations
HappyUP!!! - TM stepping up
Why it happened -great member
Why it makes me happy -I didn't have to do it!!! LOL...Love it when the members grow
Saturday, September 26, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5281
HappyUP!!! - Voter Guide arrivedWhy it happened -it was time?
Why it makes me happy - it's basically my ballot....and I can get all of this behind me tomorrow
HappyUP!!! -4 sandies on the back
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -well, I'm not happy about being in the sand....BUT....it was pretty phenomenal to get them all down in 2 shots!
HappyUP!!! - figuring out the WHS
Why it happened -I did some study
Why it makes me happy -it is always better for me to have a live scenario to help understanding something. I have a REALLY good handle on some of the intricacies of this new system. Now, I can teach others
HappyUP!!! - new cat stuff
Why it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to do some work with the furr balls!!!
Friday, September 25, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5280
HappyUP!!! - that finishing 5 ironWhy it happened -I'm working on it
Why it makes me happy -I'm hitting very few good irons these days...especially the longer ones. I got that one ON THE BUTTON and, basically, sealed the deal
HappyUP!!! -new screen
Why it happened -I got a call
Why it makes me happy -nice to get this done....and helping my buddy help me out.
HappyUP!!! - limes
Why it happened -nice neighbor
Why it makes me happy -a second helping? Excellent!!! This will help the program!!!
HappyUP!!! -Giants win
Why it happened -a surprise
Why it makes me happy -it should have been a double header sweep...but at least they got one. Let's see what happens tomorrow
Thursday, September 24, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5279
HappyUP!!! - RatchetWhy it happened -I got sucked in
Why it makes me happy -what a GREAT binge THAT was!.......and left perfectly hanging for the next season...whenever that is!
HappyUP!!! - Acceptance of Next 4 years
Why it happened -a moment of clarity
Why it makes me happy - I think I was already there. As the election has gotten closer, more energy from the outside has crept in. Today, I decided I am OUT on any concern over the election. My predictions of months ago are already being picked up by the media as likely outcomes...and being fanned up. I only need to vote...my ballot can't get here soon enough
HappyUP!!! - weight
Why it happened - day 4 of my program
Why it makes me happy -I'm not going to "go crazy" but I like what I have installed and the VERY early results. I got things going the right way in a hurry. Part 2 will kick in next week.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5278
HappyUP!!! - no gameWhy it happened -tournament
Why it makes me happy -nothing wrong with playing for the "good of the game." I can't remember the last time that I did that. Refreshing
HappyUP!!! - got in a long one
Why it happened -my buddy wanted to
Why it makes me happy -I was a little concerned about going that far. No problem. Yeah, I had to ride the last 9 holes later in the day but I got a LOT of leg action in today
HappyUP!!! - birdie on 15
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I put the second shot right where I wanted it. Two guys had already made birdie....but I just KNEW I would make THAT putt. 3 birdies on the same par 4? Weird
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5277
HappyUP!!! - mobile app depositWhy it happened -I did some McGyvering
Why it makes me happy -it makes dues collection and depositing and paperwork SOOOO much easier and convenient. Not having to do a two part process and just finishing the deal for a bit is the BEST! Nothin hanging
HappyUP!!! -cardboard cleanup
Why it happened -it was overdue
Why it makes me happy - nice to get the back porch cleared. It was a relatively quick trip....but...that WAS A LOT of boxes that had to get busted down
HappyUP!!! - another walk
Why it happened -getting ready
Why it makes me happy -I'm feeling really good. Started up on a new program yesterday that will take me home through the end of the year
HappyUP!!! -more training
Why it happened -I stay up to date
Why it makes me happy -great info on the reframe and the transformation today. I am always getting something new...even if the topic is the same thing I have heard before. GREAT mentor!!!
Monday, September 21, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5276
HappyUP!!! - my neighbor JWhy it happened -I asked a favor
Why it makes me happy -he is just the best. He is teaching me so much about a project I am working on
HappyUP!!! - the Las Vegas Raiders
Why it happened -they moved
Why it makes me happy -I probably won't watch much football this year. It is hard to get behind it for a few reasons. It was cool to see their new stadium...and to see them beat New Orleans (nobody saw that coming), and watch that tight end (best in football)
HappyUP!!! - walking
Why it happened -I have to get ready
Why it makes me happy -glad to get out and hit the trail again. It had been awhile. I LOVE pounding down the water when I am out there...sooooo good on a warmish day.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5275
HappyUP!!! - US OpenWhy it happened -it's a tradition
Why it makes me happy -the excitement wasn't there...but a lot of crazy was. Bryson MAY be revolutionizing this tournament
HappyUP!!! - Birdie on 10
Why it happened -skills
Why it makes me happy -just a very well played hole. Got a bit of spunk into the driver and 3 wood and took advantage of the easy pitch and made the putt. Efficient
HappyUP!!! - walking invitation
Why it happened -I'm known to go
Why it makes me happy -can't wait to hit it with my buddy this week. We are going looooong
Saturday, September 19, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5274
HappyUP!!! - Tour De France SHOCKERWhy it happened -who knows?
Why it makes me happy -the second place guy should not have been able to make up 2 minutes on the last official leg of the Tour. WOW!!! Nobody saw that coming. I LOVE an all out athletic achievement
HappyUP!!! - the Scotch Tournament
Why it happened -our club puts that on
Why it makes me happy - my partner and I had a blast. EASILY could have been a shot or two better and broke the tie to get us in the dough!
HappyUP!!! - morning refreshment
Why it happened -I was being thoughtful
Why it makes me happy -LOVED greeting my partner in the parking lot with his cart AND a nice beverage to start the day!
HappyUP!!! -the nephews
Why it happened -we got to play with them
Why it makes me happy -they won the whole thing! How sweet is that!?!?!
Friday, September 18, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5273
HappyUP!!! - a surprise 9Why it happened -some guys wanted to
Why it makes me happy -good to get some reps in. I'm ready for tomorrow. Great time had by all
HappyUP!!! - left arm straight
Why it happened -I got a tip
Why it makes me happy -I had dipped into my bad habit of breaking that thing down again! Nice fix suggested. I can do this one (I have before)
HappyUP!!! - shock the world
Why it happened -it just came to me
Why it makes me happy -we have a theme for tomorrow. DELIGHTED when I came up with it
Thursday, September 17, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5272
HappyUP!!! - getting it doneWhy it happened -I got some motivation
Why it makes me happy - while I really need to not let things pile up, it feels so good when I put in a focused day of knocking stuff down
HappyUP!!! -hitting balls
Why it happened -tournament coming
Why it makes me happy -it's not my favorite thing to do....practice...but I have a partner to take care of on Saturday
HappyUP!!! - mowing
Why it happened -I was due
Why it makes me happy -the weather was nice....sleeveless t-shirt...what is not to like!
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5271
HappyUP!!! - LimesWhy it happened -great neighbors
Why it makes me happy -I have SO much I can do with these babies. So thoughtful of my neighbors!
Why it happened -I show up
Why it makes me happy -thrilled to take the helm for the first time in this group. The meeting was FANTASTIC!!!
HappyUP!!! - US Open Day
Why it happened -I contribute
Why it makes me happy -it was a waste of dough for me at the moment....but I play along.
HappyUP!!! -gutty par on 18
Why it happened -just stayed with it
Why it makes me happy -its a long hole from back there...especially after what I did for first three shots. Picked up another bet!!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5270
HappyUP!!! - friend on the RINGWhy it happened -I heard my phone
Why it makes me happy -this was the first time I actually got to respond LIVE to a "door ringer" when I wasn't at home. We had a nice conversation.....weird?...oh...hell yeah. But..I used my technology today
HappyUP!!! - practicing
Why it happened -my buddy wanted to
Why it makes me happy -great afternoon NOT doing stuff I probably should have been doing. Hey...that is what tomorrow is for, right?
HappyUP!!! - greens superintendent
Why it makes me happy -GREAT chat learning about course changes and different grasses. Very educational.
HappyUP!!! -my mechanic
Why it happened -he's my friend
Why it makes me happy -OK...he doesn't twist the wrenches...but he pays the guys that do....and he was so lovely to drive me home.......and then return the phone that had dropped out of my pocket...he's the best!!!!.........and.....he is willing to exchange crappy shots in the tournament Sat with me!
Monday, September 14, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5269
HappyUP!!! - Mary Jane...guess that tuneWhy it happened -a buddy sent it to me
Why it makes me happy -....and I shot it to friends after I re-did it. It's been awhile. I don't know if my friends enjoy this game...I should ask them...maybe not. I enjoy it!
HappyUP!!! -vulnerable friend
Why it happened -I probed
Why it makes me happy -I just love that I have a certain "touch" with people. It's real...it's penetrating... not threatening....but it invites them to examine a crevice that they might not want to have shined a flashlight on...but...its OK....I got their hand. I LOVE that about me...that I can do that
HappyUP!!! - FB trash
Why it happened -I happened to be on that public toilet today
Why it makes me happy -....and...while I was there....why not share some "wisdom"...and videos of news I had seen. FB is so laughable
Sunday, September 13, 2020
HappyUP!!! day 5268
HappyUP!!! - Neph stopping byWhy it happened -we had business to do
Why it makes me happy -we had a great chat! NOTHING in life is better than a great chat
HappyUP!!! -Neph holing out on 16
Why it happened -he got skillz
Why it makes me happy -first, he was my partner...that eagle made me money! Second, yeah, I said second, I'm all about me...so I will roll with it...he hit the shot...dead at the stick...high...and looked like the right distance (it was a blind shot), I said, "that's in for a two!" ...and I was right! Third, I don't think he has ever had an eagle like that and he had a lot of RIGHTFULLY earned joy and pride you could feel (OK...you want to re-order my priorities on how they actually fell...I'll leave that to you)
HappyUP!!! - just getting outside....despite the air
Why it happened -we just got to deal with it
Why it makes me happy -I am just sooooo blessed...to have a place....and the great company...to spend quality time with.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5267
HappyUP!!! - so many near holed out shotsWhy it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - they didn't go in. The dudes I was playing with noticed. Most would be upset. Not me....it means....I was skillful....and ....sometimes....that little fraction doesn't go your way....
HappyUP!!! -.....until it does
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - I made a couple of INCREDIBLE sandy pars on 17 and 18 to save the day and keep the loss at.....ZERO!!! Now, why was I in those sand traps?....shush!....I got them up and down both times.
HappyUP!!! - nourishing my plants
Why it happened -I found the stuff
Why it makes me happy -I can't wait for harvest. I am putting the push on
HappyUP!!! - Angster
Why it happened -he was my partner
Why it makes me happy -I will miss him.......but....I live this guy....and...I am trying to hook him up on a deal
Friday, September 11, 2020
HappyUP!!! - bunker shot 18Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - it needed to be holed out for us to have a chance. Awkward lie...ball above feet in sand trap....and a decent carry required. I popped that baby up in the air. It came down with sore feet...and landed 3 inches from the cup...I tried
HappyUP!!! - my partner on 18
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - after I hit the above, he knew he needed to hole out....and he dang near did. We went down fighting.....and lost ONE dollar. We tried
HappyUP!!! - fun with the guys in the smoke
Why it happened -observation
Why it makes me happy - "is it getting smokers"...you had to be there. We have fires going on. It became the running joke.
HappyUP!!! - update on our cart girl
Why it happened -I was with her father
Why it makes me happy -got the scoop...she is doing OK....god bless those college kids
Thursday, September 10, 2020
HappyUP!!! - Bel AirWhy it happened -I needed stuff
Why it makes me happy -as onerous as it can be to hit a foreign grocery store for the things only they have, this was an easy trip
HappyUP!!! - got a Venmo
Why it happened -I asked
Why it makes me happy -dues collection is off to a hot start
HappyUP!!! - getting some help
Why it happened - I am in a strange land
Why it makes me happy - so glad I reached out for some software assistance...and did the schedule old school. THIS will work!!!
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5264
Why it happened - it's a good tradition
Why it makes me happy - I remember when this hero died. It effected me. This guy was a HUGE man! You just can't deny it. It is so wonderful for him to get a "day in baseball"...more for what he did...and died for...off the field....as well as inspiring an entire group of disadvantaged players. He was a game changer!
HappyUP!!! - sitting out golf
Why it happened -I got permission
Why it makes me happy - once the first guy said, "this smoke is too much," it was easy for me to drop in on that and say, "I'm out too." Great day to stay inside.
HappyUP!!! - delivering "Sorry, sorry" across the boarder
Why it happened -I belong to a Canadian club
Why it makes me happy -who needs to get "sorry" out of their vernacular more than our northern neighbors? Is there such a thing as "too nice." Great people....but...their "sorries" need to be changed to "thank you's" if they want to be even nicer.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5263
HappyUP!!! - delivering "Sorry, sorry"Why it happened -it was my turn
Why it makes me happy -it can be improved....but this was a GREAT ONE!!!
HappyUP!!! -my protoge beating my speech
Why it happened -hers was even better
Why it makes me happy - if you are a gardener, you get it. It is lovely to see a flower bloom!
HappyUP!!! - staying in
Why it happened -I have that luxury
Why it makes me happy -today might have been the worst temperature to smoke day so far. All of those wildfires. I am blessed that I could just look at it out my window. So thankful.
The Ol Nutter Almanac 2020
Days to Date: 36
1) 6/3 ..102 2) 6/4..102 3) 6/19...100 4)6/22...102 5) 6/23...101 6) 6/24...102 7) 6/25...103.
8) 6/26...104 9) 7/5...101 10) 7/9...100 11) 7/10...102. 12) 7/11....105 13)7/12 ...106 14) 7/18...101 15) 7/26...102 16) 7/27...102 17) 7/28... 103 18) 7/29...102. 19) 7/30....100
20) 7/31...100 21) 8/2...101 22) 8/3...101 23) 8/9...102 24) 8/10...102 25) 8/12...101 26) 8/13...102 27) 8/14...107 28) 8/15...107 29) 8/16...108 30) 8/17...102. 31) 8/18...108. 32) 8/19....103. 33) 8/22...100 34) 9/5...103 35) 9/6...110 36) 9/7....106
8/4 UPDATE - OK....we are there....NO MORE DAYS of 100!!! Hooray!!! ........OK....like that is going to happen. We are at the beginning of August. Now, it is just a question of weather this summer is going to rival 2016-2018.
7/10 UPDATE - Tossed 3 more on in the last 11 days.....and 3 more AT LEAST coming BAM BAM BAM. June had more 100 degree days than last year BUT the average high and low for the day were about a degree less than last year....so ....well.....that's something!
6/29 UPDATE - OK....8 days through the end of June. WE only had 5 through the end of June last year when we ended up with 23 days. It looks like we will be in the clear for at least the first week of July. July is always the brutal month.
5/30/2020 - It's Almanac time again! Yep, as WORTHLESS as it's been for the last four years, I am STILL going to do it again.
This year - I think there just has to be a calibration for the fact that we may be having some Global Warming.
I didn't say it was "man made" - that can be a bit subjective (nope...I trust scientists about as much as politicians)
That said - if it is "man made" one would think things might cool down a little this year too. All of us are staying inside, not driving as much, not as much manufacturing. So, I gotta figure that in as well.
Factoring all that in.....The Almanac is going to call for 17-22 days of 100 degrees or more as reported by Weather.com
2019 Ol Nutter Almanac. 10 days or less.....23 Actual
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
Monday, September 07, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5262
HappyUP!!! - the heat was onWhy it happened -we are having a brutal summer
Why it makes me happy -it wasn't that bad being out in it. The humidity was probably worse. As bad as it is, it was manageable. I am enduring the smoke....others are enduring the source of the smoke
HappyUP!!! - a big win
Why it happened -mostly my partner
Why it makes me happy - we put the hammer down. He shot a great score. I shot a pretty good one. Our opponents played OK...but that wasn't good enough today for them. I love to win. I have a nice dividend that I owe. My partner was great company today
HappyUP!!! - another Giants win
Why it happened -they are on it
Why it makes me happy -back to 500...and driving toward that Wild Card. Yeah, I know some have totally turned off major sports. I get it....kinda agree with it....but kinda don't. I love that I understand both sides of the issue.
HappyUP!!! -a new car
Why it happened -my buddy got one
Why it makes me happy -hey...who doesn't love sharing the joy over a LONG "put off" purchase of a new vehicle. Great sharing in a "dream car' purchase.
Sunday, September 06, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5261
HappyUP!!! - a nice day of puttingWhy it happened -I got some skillz
Why it makes me happy -nope...I didn't make a thing! Nothing outside of the flagstick. I even missed a couple of shorties....but I made a LOT of the shorties. The ones 4-7 feet. THAT is a good day
HappyUP!!! - some tidy wedge play
Why it happened -I have been working on it
Why it makes me happy - when length has mysteriously disappeared, it is nice that the short game showed up in its replacement. One can still shoot a tidy score
HappyUP!!! - chat with BK
Why it happened -everyone else left
Why it makes me happy -it is SO refreshing to speak with someone that isn't "so right" or "so left".... an intelligent conversation. It's not that easy to find these days!!!
Saturday, September 05, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5260
HappyUP!!! - the right kneeWhy it happened - I know where to search
Why it makes me happy -found a little sumpin sumpin today.....it's a good foundation to work off of
HappyUP!!! - my old irons
Why it happened -I committed to the experiment
Why it makes me happy -it "worked" today...not the way I want it too....but it was an upgrade
HappyUP!!! - surviving the Battle Royale roll
Why it happened -pure luck
Why it makes me happy - 7 guys....down to 2 guys....down to one roll.....WHEW!!!
HappyUP!!! - first FRESHLY dinner
Why it happened -I ordered them
Why it makes me happy -I can see, if I alter other behaviors, this could work for weight loss as well. It wasn't my goal...this is not a JennyCraig thing.....it is fresh food delivered. Yeah...I will try this for a month
Friday, September 04, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5259
HappyUP!!! - FRESHLY order arrivesWhy it happened -I ordered it
Why it makes me happy -I got to watch in on RING!....I got to make sure it wasn't stolen on RING!... and I got to pack it away. I'm not sure this is a game changer...but it could be. For a single guy, "I don't have to cook!"
HappyUP!!! -good rolling
Why it happened -pure luck
Why it makes me happy -I paid on the course....but I never bought!!!
HappyUP!!! - a couple of sandies
Why it happened -skillz
Why it makes me happy - hey....I had a definite B or C game today....but....I still ground it out. Kept the losses to the minimum. Keep fighting....always!!!
Thursday, September 03, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5258
HappyUP!!! - "prisoner exchange" agreed to be extendedWhy it happened -I got a new buddy
Why it makes me happy -I LOVE this guy. Can't wait to meet him in person....in CANADA!
HappyUP!!! - "hitting it" in the backyard
Why it happened -I got in a mood
Why it makes me happy -WOW!! A lot of this was done while the water was boiling!
HappyUP!!! - lobster ravioli
Why it happened - I had picked some up
Why it makes me happy - between the purchased product....and the sauce I amended....OMG!!! THIS was killer
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5257
HappyUP!!! - QuizmasterWhy it happened -I was assigned at last minute
Why it makes me happy -sooooo happy I "get it" on stuff and can make the experience the best for all involved
HappyUP!!! - exec meeting chats with my new club
Why it happened -I stayed on
Why it makes me happy -I am trying to be "stranger in a strange land"....but SOOOO happy to offer some support and expertise with a peer who is very smart....but has a tough pitch.
HappyUP!!! - decent golfing
Why it happened -who knows
Why it makes me happy -went to the back tees....and somehow held my own...mostly due to craftiness acquired through the years
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
HappyUP!!! Day 5256
HappyUP!!! - S's speechWhy it happened -I gave him my spot
Why it makes me happy -he still needs work....but....it meant SO much more for him to do this today than it would have to me!
HappyUP!!! -CEO message
Why it happened -I am an advocate
Why it makes me happy -good to be confirmed as "being right"....but...it is waaaaaay more than that. It is about being as good as we can be
HappyUP!!! - member transfer
Why it happened -we are attractive
Why it makes me happy -we are picking up another member....totally on board! THAT is the best!!!