Summit Up 8-22-09 |

Summit Up 8-22-09

by Nunaga of the North

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s trying to figure out how many SU columns have been written since we started this whole thing 20 years ago. A while back, we did a quick calculation of 365 X 20 and came up with 7,300. But then we recalled that the SDN started as a Tuesday-Saturday paper, then added Sunday and then, finally, Monday. Since it would be tremendously difficult to figure out exactly when that all happened and infer from that how many Summit Ups we’ve written, we’ve now settled on this “McDonald’s statement”: Over 6,000 written!

Then again, who gives a crap? What readers want to know is what we’re going to deliver TODAY, damnit, so here goes:


Someone with the most excellent name of Skyler Vines sent this in, we’re not sure why. But we like it.

“I’m reading this book called Nunaga and found these terms for snow. “The Eskimo have twenty-five to thirty terms of snow, but each meaning a specific type of snow… igluksaq (snow-house-building-snow) pukak (a type of snow granulated like sugar) masak (soft wet snow found in the spring when it is thawing) ganik (falling snow) aput (snow lying on the ground) piqtuq (snow being blown through the air during a blizzard) aqilliqqaq (firmish snow but not quite firm enough to build a snowhouse with) mauya (a soft deep snow). Last one is my favorite. =)”

OK then! Skyler must’ve missed our column recently when we decried any mention of snow, at least until, say, Oct. 1. That said, we have to mention another kind of snow: igmummyum: snow falling outside of the time of year when snow is supposed to fall! And we don’t know why we call it igmummyum other than to say that it sounds vaguely Eskimo-y.


Tons of cool stuff going on this weekend! Today we’ll definitely be out at the Free Family Fun Fest in Frisco (or “F5,” as we like to call it). Take the kids and check it out, over there at the Frisco Peninsula. There’s all kinds of free stuff, and it’s a great chance to catch up with the locals before school starts next week.

After that, we be heading over to Music on Main Street in Frisco for Tab Benoit and Dickie Betts. We used to see Dickie jam with the Allman Brothers Band back in the day, and we’re here to tell you this man knows his way around a gee-tar! Same for Tab Benoit, an excellent blues guitarist we remember seeing back at the old JohSha’s in Breckenridge. The fun starts at 4:45 with someone named P-Knuckle.

Tons of other stuff going on, like the Comedy Night at Keystone, Young Dubliners playing in Breck and the Blues Festival at Keystone.


OK, Mary Rose Miles sends in a “a very special Angel Alert! for my father. He passed away July 18 in Los Angeles. He was the very best Dad I could have ever asked for and will always live on in my heart. Thanks Daddy!”


That’s about it for today, folks. Enjoy all Summit County has to offer and … be safe out there!

We out.

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