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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that thought it had the coolest job in the world, but now knows it just wishes it did.

We thought we had it good. We get to read a lot. We get to talk to people a lot. We get to make fun of it all. People send us weird stuff – like Reynolds Wrap and Potty-palooza T-shirts from Charmin. People send us pictures of all sorts of things, which is good. And we share it all with people who seem to enjoy it. Kind of hard to believe they pay us for it, right?

Well, it gets better than that. It seems Legoland California, the theme-park based on one of our favorite toys from childhood, is looking for a new master builder. Yes, they pay someone to play with Legos.

Can you believe that? Imagine if you met someone like this.

MAN IN BAR: So, my dear, what do you do for a living?

WOMAN GETTING HIT ON: I’m an architect.

MAN: No kidding? I always wanted to be an architect, but my Lego projects didn’t get me into college.

WOMAN: Actually, I’m the master builder for Legoland.

MAN: Will you marry me?

Other jobs we thought would be cool (although not really as cool as our job):

– Astronaut – any list of cool jobs must include this.

– Underwear inspector – we know it’s not that cool, but it’s the only safe place where you can put drawers on your head and play old-fashioned fish-bowl helmet deep-sea diver.

– Ski patroller – this is a Summit Up Land list, after all, and, hey, think about it: dogs, avalanche explosives, and chicks (or guys) who think you’re the coolest thing since Tom Selleck.

– Eisenhower Tunnel supervisor – because you know it’s really a hyperspace accelerator/time machine/portal to another dimension thingy.

– Vineyard grape masher – other than the stains on your feet, that’d be pretty fun.

Send your coolest job ever stories to, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just tell us about the one you almost got hired for on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

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