Summit Up 10-1-09 | SummitDaily.com

Summit Up 10-1-09

by Youssou N'Dour

Summit Daily/Kaylie Miller

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column welcoming the first day of Rocktober with a hearty swill of the pilsner, a tip of the pumpkin and a rake of the leaf. And yes, we meant it when we spelled it “Rocktober,” since it sounds so much cooler and the name has been used for all sorts of cool (or potentially cool) things happening in this month.Also, thinking way back to Aug. 1, which is Colorado Day, we think October 1 should have its own special significance. Like it could be Gherkin Day, or Bananas Foster Day or Pygmy Marmoset Day. Actually, we’re pretty sure today is already down with some kind of silly significance …(sound of Googling)… OK, so it seems Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day, the International Day of Older Persons, the day Alexander the Great whupped Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC (something we can just never stop celebrating!) and the birthday of Israeli author Ronen Altman Kaydar, Liberian politician and footballer George Weah and Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour.And, well, that’s all fine … but it’ll always be Pygmy Marmoset-Gherkin-Bananas Foster Day to us!***We have a note here from the knitting group at St. John’s Episcopal in Breck, which totally rocks, from what we here. They say the group gets together occasionally and work on prayer shawls. “These are given to people who need a bit of warmth and comfort in times of trouble. You don’t need to attend to make the shawls for folks who need them.”Sounds pretty cool! If you’d like to know more, check out http://www.stjohnsbreck.org/prayer_shawl_ministry. What we’d like to know is if these skilled artisans could knit a li’l sweater for our pet pygmy marmoset! We don’t have it yet, mind you, but if we did get one, we think it might need a little extra warmth for this altitude. Just wondering …***Don’t forget we’re still looking for entries in our Local’s Lessons & Lore contest. We want to hear about any kind of Summit County local stuff, like that epic powder day, that time you got lost or even that time you misplaced your pygmy marmoset up in Montezuma. We’d love to hear from you and have some prizes for the best ones, so send ’em on over to summitup@summitdaily.com. BTW: You can send any random crap that floats through your mind to that e-mail address, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. We’re up for it!We out.