Summit Up 8-17-09 |

Summit Up 8-17-09


Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wishing upon a star for infinite wisdom. You see, we’ve decided to stop thinking about the limits on our life, and in turn, we’ll consider taking more risks.

For instance, perhaps we’ll wear purple high-tops. Or eat something raw, like squid or starfish (is that even possible?) at Kemosabe, Frisco’s totally yummy sushi haunt. Or we’ll learn to Nordic ski – we’ve learned by experience that this sport is easier watched than done and we’ve had bruises to prove it.

Maybe we’ll redecorate our apartment to resemble illustrations from our favorite kids’ book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” complete with murals of colorful, gigantic trees and green vines. Sidenote – We just saw a preview for the movie version of the Wild Things story, and it looked fantastic!

We could have a dalliance with a heard of angry moose – now that would be risky. Or put a toe near a mosh pit – but that’s simply unrealistic cause we’re fairly certain we don’t like music that would induce a mosh-frenzy.

We could break our phone and live the quiet life of a hermit every day after work, our only connection with society being a trip into town. Scary.


In Leadville 100 news, Lance Armstrong said recently on Twitter: “RT @GarageWoodWorkr: Many thanks to all who came to Leadville and supported #LIVESTRONG. We raised over $1,600!” That’s awesome, peeps. Way to raise some funds for the cancer cause.

We heard on Saturday that Lance not only won, but he did it on a flat tire. Is that true?


In cap n’gown news, we have a Smarty Pants Alert!! Smarty Pants Alert!! from Mary Drawbert in Breckenridge. She wrote thusly: “Jessica Drawbert Fry has earned a master’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver in instructional design and e-learning. She graduated from Summit High School in 1996.”


In romantic, lovey-dovey news, Piotr Niemkiewicz (SHS Class of 1998) wrote in to say: “Dear Summit Up, My wife (Nicole Niemkiewicz ‘formerly Green’ – SHS Class of 2000) and I were married last August 16, 2008. Over the past year, my wife has had some health concerns and we have been living apart for the majority of that time (she finishing her Masters of Oriental Medicine in Boulder and I’m working in Vail). We would like to extend a thank you to our friends and family for the constant support they have provided. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. Jerry, Joanne, Grazyna, Michal, and Meghan – couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you to all our family and friends for your love and support in our first year of marriage. We love you!”

Somewhere on this page, you’ll see a beautiful photo of this loving couple. Good luck to you both!


In news from the Land Down Under, Duane Cox of Darwin, Australia, is searching for some long-long friends. He wrote: “Back in 1998, I had the extreme pleasure in visiting Summit County from Australia. I was shown a great time around A-basin, Silverthorne, Dillon and Vail. The hospitality extended to me by Billy and Marcie Anthony (she was Wyatt then) was wonderful. I learned to snow board and climbed at heights that I’ve only been in a plane and after all these years I am intending to re-visit and would appreciate if anyone knowing them would pass on my e-mail address:”


We’re out, living on the edge. Watch out!

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