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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column calling the fashion shots from our barber chair, along with a little help from our hairdresser.

We got a haircut the other day. Yes, we know you’re horribly excited by this (at least we assume that’s why these people reading over our shoulder are hunched up and pinching their naughty regions). But it was a really good visit, because not only did we get a really good haircut (according to those closest to us from whom we seek those sort of evaluations), but we had a few epiphanies.

First of all, we realized we had a mullet. That’s what the hairdresser told us, anyway. We never would have thought someone would have lumped us into the Camaro Couture category. Sure, we go see Dokken and Slayer every time they come to a state fair near us. Sure, we carry a comb in our back pocket. We thought, however, that we had a high enough side-hair-to-back-hair ratio to qualify for non-mulletude. Apparently not.

Then we learned that, while it’s probably a challenge to get the pants off a fashion-conscious woman (not that we tried), it’s definitely impossible to get her to hold them up with suspenders. We were told that those should be reserved for men with very large beer guts. We’re not sure if that’s better or worse than a Robin Williams wannabe.

But the most important thing of all we learned? Our ears are crooked. We’ve heard of this before, just like people having different sized feet or differently shaped breasts. We never gave it much thought, though. That is, we didn’t think about it until we were at home inspecting our new ‘do, when we said to ourself, “Hey, she left our sideburns uneven.” Upon further investigation, however, we determined the sideburns were even – if you were lining them up with the points where our ears connect to our head. Those points, however, are not at the same height on the sides of our head.

Quite a shocking discovery to be sure, especially since we pride ourself on genetic perfection and anatomical symmetry. Well, there goes that.


Who couldn’t use an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! today? Wendy from the Mountain Lyon Cafe in Silverthorne called and said the gang owes some big-time thanks to some anonymous little fire marshall. Apparently, there was a fire in one of the planters outside the restaurant. Unfortunately, this happened after the place was closed and everybody was gone. But some passerby or another saw it, put it out and called the fire department. As most angels do, this one left before anyone could get a name or say thanks.

Well, the crew at the cafe want to send out a big thank-you to this angel – you saved their jobs.


Here’s a Thank-You! We don’t make a habit of plugging businesses in this space (unless, of course, they bring us food or make a mean milkshake or something like that), but George McFarland of Breck stopped by and said he just had to spread the word. He had the gentlemen at Four Corners Custom Painting paint his house – one of those historic structures on French Street. He said he couldn’t believe the job they did. They completely exceeded his expectations and do professional painting at its best.

Kudos to them, and kudos to George, too. Not enough people show their gratitude these days, know what we mean?


Take this Thursday, wrap it around your finger, put it in your ear and hum the theme music from “The Price Is Right.” Tell us what spirits it invokes at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just snap your suspenders on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

We’re out adjusting our ears …

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