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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column making a list of all that’s good and all the things we like.

We feel it’s important to stop every once in a while, reflect and smell the roses, as it were (not to mention tie our shoes and check to make sure our zipper’s up). Given that our shoelace bow is tight and there’s no draft down below, we can now ruminate on all life’s high points.

See, as we laid in bed this morning watching the rising sun light up the tree framed by the skylight, albeit sticking to the skin of the companion next to us (Note to readers: don’t shave the dog just because you’re mad about spring shedding), it occurred to us that, despite all the things we could be ticked to no end about – a rotten economy, some sort of cold virus, the ever-growing prevalence of crappy reality TV shows – life in Summit Up Land is still pretty good. For instance:

n We like skylights, especially those above a bed. It keeps us from having to plaster those glow-in-the-dark plastic stars on the ceiling.

n We have a mate who fixes a mean cup of tea and buys us bacon for Sunday mornings. (Sorry, vegan readers, but it will please you to know this same person turned us on to Green Machine and other healthy stuff like that, too.)

n We like the word “weasel” as a verb, and no one stops us from using it that way.

n We have friends who make us laugh and trust us. We know the latter is true because they do the former by telling us cruel and dirty jokes.

n We like coffee shops and, fortunately, there are a couple good ones around here and the people behind the counter know our names.

n We paid our taxes on time and already got our refund, which is good because you’d think bacon, Green Machine and espresso are mined like diamonds or something.

We hope you take the time to make your own list today. If we’ve missed anything on ours, let us know at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just tell us to drop the Mr. Rogers crap on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.


A spoonful of sugar always helps a Friday go down. And our gums recede, but who needs teeth on Friday, you know?

We’re out smiling …

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