Summit Up 11-20-12: The porch light’s on but no one is home
Ryan Summerlin November 19, 2012
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column posing with a big-ass guitar down in the state of Texas.
That there pic is as big as Brewster County.
MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: Where the h-e-double hockey sticks is Brewster County?
SUMMIT UP: We were afraid you were going to ask us that. Ya see, we stumbled upon this website that has a page full of “More Colorful Texas Sayings Than You Can Shake a Stick at.” Let us explain. Ahem. Brewster County is along the border with Mexico. It is one of nine counties that comprise the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas and is also the largest county in Texas. It’s over three times the size of the state of Delaware, and more than 500 square miles bigger than Connecticut.
MSUR: Can you please change the subject? Why must you go on about Texas. There’ll be plenty of Texans here soon enough. Driving around in big burnt orange Hummers, wearing Stetsons and high heels and complaining about snow on the Breck sidewalks.
SU: You’re totally right. The last thing we’ll say about the Lone Star State is that we’ve been to Austin a few times and it seems like a decent enough place. That’s all we got.
We out. Counting down to Turkey Day.