Summit Up 4-16-13: Seriously Ullr … Seriously? |

Summit Up 4-16-13: Seriously Ullr … Seriously?

Summit Up
Special to the Daily/Nate NeaseNate Nease sent us this picture of his new Summit yoyo buried in some recent spectacular Summit snow. According to Nease, the underground yoyo scene is ever increasing in popularity. Two of the large modern yoyo manufactures, Caribou Lodge ( and One Drop ( recently combined forces to create this amazing yoyo called The Summit.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is still digging out from all this snow. It’s like we’re living in a mountainous high-alpine environment here or something.

Oh, wait …

But seriously, Ullr, we have to say, WTF? All season we wait for this mouthwatering storm of Facebook-posting-proportions. We dance, pray and toast in your name with dubious brands of peppermint schnapps, begging you to dump some powder on our humble hills. And all season long, you send the good stuff to Vail. And Denver (seriously, what a waste). We’ve been shredding their blow-over for months, just patiently waiting for our turn.

And now, just as things are wrapping up, you suddenly seem to remember how to host a real storm in Summit County. Bad form, sir. Bad form. We’ll expect you to express your remorse with an apology note and at least six more big powder days at A-Basin.

That is all.

Right then. Moving along and speaking of things you never knew existed, here’s a note from a dude who wins our Notorious Name of the Day Award regarding the, um, underground yoyo scene in Colorado. Like we said …

Nate Nease writes thusly:

“The underground yoyo scene is ever increasing in popularity. Yoyofactory, one of the driving forces in modern day yo-yoing, is holding two contests this month in eh state of Colorado. The first is in Fort Collins this weekend on 4/13 and the second is in Colorado Springs next week on 4/20. I’m writing because two of the other large modern yoyo manufacturers, Caribou Lodge and One Drop, recently combined forces to create an amazing Yoyo called The Summit. A snowy picture of my brand new Summit yoyo in Summit County this morning seemed very appropriate.”

Well, Nate, we certainly appreciate the proliferation of any and all things bearing the word “Summit” as it is really the theme around these parts, but we have to ask – why is the yoyo scene underground? Other pastimes, we understand. Dog fighting? Sure. Arms running? Yup. Human trafficking? Absolutely. Underground makes sense. But yoyoing? Please explain further.

Switching gears once more, we have a some news to pass along from Jennifer Kay Connors of Breckenridge. Connors had this to say:

“Our dear friend James ‘Shamus’ O’Toole a longtime business owner of O’Toole’s Saloon in Breckenridge, now living in Florida, suffered a minor stroke at the end of last week. We spoke with him at home this morning and he’s in good Irish Spirits! Please send flowers and/or get well wishes to him. It will brighten his day and make his recovery quicker. His address is: 4209 SE 8th Place, Cape Coral, Florida, 33904. Thank you friends and family from the Kingdom of Breckenridge and Summit County!”

That’s all we’ve got for you today, folks.

Tune in again tomorrow for more of the same.

We out.

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