Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world's only daily column that's celebrating this special day with a Big Gulp (128-ounce catheter-and-a-leg-bag size), a giant thing of nachos with a gallon of fake cheese sauce, a carton of Winstons and a 14-pound bag of teriyaki beef jerky.
It's 7-Eleven day!
We were just kidding about the Winstons, though. Those things'll kill ya. As for the other stuff, well ... perhaps not quite as fast, but we'd stick with the wheatgrass juice and tofurkey.
Here's a Smarty Pants Alert!! Smarty Pants Alert!! going out to Alexandra Hartley of Dillon, who got on the dean's list at Duke University for the spring semester. Of course, she's sorta coasting with an easy double major of biomedical and mechanical engineering, so we're not sure this "dean's list" appearance really counts. But we'll give her a shout out anyway: Nice work!
Recently we wrote about the hassle of recycling the 7 bazillion AA batteries we wind up with in our house, and Chris Gonzo at Breckenridge Auto Care offered at least one helpful solution:
"We would be glad to recycle anyone's household batteries along with our automotive batteries anytime. All of our fluids, metal, batteries, antifreeze, cardboard and any dead Summit County autos are all recycled. Thanks for getting the word out. We can also take customers used oil and antifreeze if they can't find a place to recycle it."
There you have it! Get thee to Breckenridge Auto Care and they'll help you out. While you're there, get an oil change or a new engine or something and you'll be on your way.
Whatever that means.
Finally today we have a note from Judy Lawten to go with this here cute dog photo above:
"Over the fourth holiday, I and several other patrons were given a treat by Nash (golden retriever) and Frenchy (Lab mix) Miller outside the Silver Heels Restaurant on Main Street, Frisco. Silver Heels co-owner Chris Miller gave a command to Nash to hug his sister Frenchy, and he gladly obeyed, providing terrific entertainment for the crowd. After a full day of events at the Fabulous Fourth Parade followed by the music of Marching Fourth, we enjoyed this spontaneous show!
"These dogs truly brought a smile to our faces and happily represent canine faces of Summit County! Thanks for your continuous highlighting of our canine friends. Our golden retriever Bentley appeared on your front page after the Canine 4-K many years ago and it still hangs proudly in our home!"
There you have it. Gotta run, folks - until tomorrow!