February 1, 2008
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column with a face full of chocolate.Yep, one of our favorite times of the year is here: Girl Scout cookies. And, because we are part of the privileged media (i.e. snobs), we get a sampler batch of cookies each year. Most of the time, we don’t take bribes. But on this occasion … we say thanks. We’ll write about you for Summit Up.To put it in perspective, when the box opened in the newsroom on Friday, you would have thought we don’t feed our reporters – they get fed at least once a week. Yet, despite all that nourishment, they jumped on the freebies like they were made of gold, tearing into the Thin Mints and Tagalongs like, well, they were some kind of drug.In this case, make us the fiends. We don’t mind. In about two hours, we were halfway through the box of cookies and in no way tired or full. With the scent of peanut butter filling the air, a small fight broke out over the Samoas. Phew.Alas, here’s our final plug: You better order some Girl Scout cookies before we do, because we’re hungry … and we’re just about out.***Julie Fishman sent us this good news moment, what we like to call an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! She writes: “Sending an Angel Alert to all the good people in our community who have donated crutches so far to Summit Middle School’s Crutch Drive, benefiting Crutches 4 Africa. Grateful kudos also to both City Markets, both recreation centers, and the Frisco Community and Senior Center for keeping the collection barrels out. Good karma to all of you – know that your efforts will profoundly improve the lives of fellow human beings! The Crutch Drive runs through February.”Thanks Julie. Wings and halos … and crutches … are being sent away.***It’s Saturday, and you already know what we’re doing. We’re holding our stomach, hoping for just one more Thin Mint … E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.