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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the worlds only daily column sorting through the morass that is our email inbox and making dreams come true at the same time.Ahhh, the Summit Up inbox … where our brilliant, intrepid, loyal readers forward us many of the humorous gems that light locals smiles morning after morning. We get such a variety of fodder at summitup@summitdaily.com (fodder actually implies variety, but we digress, as is our wont) we get jokes, dirty and clean; we get Alerts!! of the scummy and angelic type; we get poems; we get limericks; we get haikus; we get graduations, notices of degrees earned, and congrats on just about everything.Yet on a day when we must fill two-thirds of a page, were finding the cupboard a little bare (… cant you tell?). But heres what we did manage to scrape together:First we always aim to please our readers, even when we wonder what constitutes a dream in their book. Take the gals pictured somewhere on the page here they claim their lifes dream is to be in Summit Up? Were flattered, obviously, but we also offer this bit of wisdom to the cuties … aim a little higher, girls. That said, we hope you enjoy your 15 minutes of fame, and keep on a readin.And what would SU be without a quality Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!!??? Heres one from an all-too-familiar local victim of bike thievery:Someone stole my girlfriends bike from the bike rack at Val d Isere. I just want to say to whoever did it thanks a lot, now I have to take her to and from work every day. Karma is going to come around in the end and make you fall off that bike and skin your knees, or receive some other type of moderate injury, like a bruise or something. I really hope that you are not a resident of Breckenridge, because you are cramping the towns style. Thanks a lot, butthead. Kevin HughesKarmas less about revenge, and more about action, Kevin, but we quibble …We also have a requisite Overachiever Shout Out!! to report:Whitney Randolph, D.O., received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from A.T. Still Universitys Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) during the universitys recent doctoral convocation in Kirksville, Mo. Dr. Randolph, originally from Dillon, graduated from Colorado College prior to entering medical school. Dr. Randolph will be doing an emergency medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.All right, all business aside, what SU would be complete without at least one goofy news tidbit to pass along.Recently an important world record was broken important in the sense that … well, its not that important.Some 290 people from across the U.S. established the first world record for Most People Dressed as Smurfs during San Franciscos famous Bay to Breakers foot race earlier this year. In establishing the record, participants donned traditional Smurf and Smurfette attire, complete with blue face paint, white pants or skirt, blue shirt and white hat. Organizers of the event aptly dressed as Papa Smurf, the 542-year-old village leader who wore red trousers and a red cap. During the race, Smurfs took turns pushing a 12-foot-tall Magic Mushroom (Smurf Cottage) outfitted with Smurf beverages, tunes and a DJ dressed as the notorious villain, Gargamel.Ahhh, the secret of living to 542 live in a 12-foot-tall Magic Mushroom.***We out, smurfing up an ending for this column..


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