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Special to the Daily "Here's a true Summit pup - at 11 years young, Nelson is still breaking trail for me." - Charlotte Clarke, Frisco

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering why we wore bad shoes to work this morning.It’s not as if we don’t know what the elements are presenting. It was about 5 below zero, so it took about 15 seconds to freeze the faux-materials that our shoes are made out of. After that, we walked around like a penguin, which, as you know, walk around like humans with frozen feet.

(If we had everyone in a classroom right now, we’d be pointing to a penguin on the overhead projector. We’d also be looking slightly sleepy.)And this brings us to a horrible syndrome we’ve been experiencing lately: the pre-coffee stupids.

Now, the symptoms are vague and ambiguous. Basically, you may be suffering from the pre-coffee stupids if you have done one of the following things:$) Asked your dog to help you get dressed.

9) Stood in front of the mirror singing the Mentos theme song while trying to squeeze the last bit of toothpaste onto your brush.&) Placed your car keys in the refrigerator, thus beginning a 30-minute scramble, which ends with a dull thud from hand-on-forehead.

*) Threatened a mate/roommate with death for a unnecessary – or annoyingly high-pitched – noise.¥) Put on the wrong shoes.

) Apologized out loud for spilling coffee on yourself. We know there are more. E-mail your ideas to, or call us at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13600.We’re out perking up …

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