Summit Up 7-28-11: Greetings from the Hundred Acre Wood
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that would like to retire to the Hundred Acre Wood – that place where Winnie the Pooh ODs on honey, Eeyore continues to make the case for Zoloft and obsessive-compulsive Rabbit freaks out over his garden. Yes, despite the occasional character flaw, mostly the Hundred Acre Wood seems a peaceful place where we could live our days free of problems and anxiety – save the occasional concern over wind and Heffalump hallucination.We’re thinking of this because we noticed there’s a new Winnie the Pooh film in theaters, and we were rueing the fact that we don’t have any kids of that age to take, thus providing cover for our presence in the theater. (And believe us, if you’re the lone guy in a movie theater for a matinee showing of Winnie the Pooh, you’re going to attract attention).We also have a press release here from some B&B in Virginia, which reads thusly:”Between the trees – far too numerous to count, where the ground rises just slightly and the trees thin out, there upon the rolling hilltop, The Clifton Inn stands perched ready to welcome guests of all ages to its own whimsically elegant 100 ‘Aker’ Wood with a sweet-as-hunny offering for children under the age of 8 visiting the 100 acres that make up The Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia.”Sound nice, but it’s awfully hot back there and this is the time of year we don’t like to descend below 8,000 feet. …***We get mail, this from Mike Foster, who had this to say:”Just to let you know, the winners of your ‘Art-by-Fax’ contest from the January 12, 2005 Summit Up column are finally coming to Frisco from Connecticut. I am bringing my kids, Kayla and Luke Foster, the ‘winners’ (and only entries) of the contest to Frisco for a week starting this Sunday. They have never been to Colorado and this is my first trip back since I lived here 15 years ago. I am not sure they really remember winning, but they were pretty excited at the time and it was fun for them.”Good grief, we can’t remember what we wrote yesterday, much less six years ago! But thanks for the update, Mike, and if you want to pop by the Summit Up Central Corporate Suites at 40 West Main in Frisco, please do. We’ll be happy to show the kids how the sausage gets made (although it’s not suitable for children under 8, people with asthma, pregnant women or Episcopalians).***Here’s another note, this one from JC, who writes as such:”For you Jim Salestrom fans: Jim was on the Jay Leno show July 22 with the Dolly Parton Band. The group was to play at the Hollywood Bowl that evening. Way to go, Jim! “Also, kudos should be given to the tremendous performance put on by the NRO at Friday night’s Broadway and Beyond concert. How lucky are the people, and visitors, of Summit County to be able to enjoy this wonderful performance – top quality! Many thanks to the young musicians, visiting vocalists and Maestro Topilow who gave us a memorable, enjoyable experience. Who needs fireworks?!?!?!”Who indeed? We out.
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