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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column paralyzed by mucus.This is not, however, like that time we had to fight the horde of mutant snails that were invading Summit Up Land and we got run over and pinned down by those two gladiator snails and we couldn’t get the snail snot smell out of our hair for, like, four months. No, this is our own mucus.See, what happened was, we roll into the parking lot here at the Corporate Suites (at the blue collar hour of about 11), grab our things (rubber chicken, ballet tutu, forceps) as we get out of the car and start strolling across the snow-covered parking lot to the door. Only, before we can get there, the sunlight and its reflection off all that white brings forth from our eyes and sinuses the monster of all sneezes.Normally, this is not a big deal. But as we mentioned, our hands were full and thus could do nothing to shield us, or any of the several mutts we always seem to have wandering around in the parking lot looking for snow to re-color, from the expectorant explosion that was about to occur.The next question was, OK, now what do we do? Do we put our things down in the muck and grime in the parking lot so that we can find something to wipe off our nose (and chin, and shirt collar, and pants, and shoes …), or do we wander inside where it will be safe to unload our burden and deal with this, yet possibly unsafe as we might have to walk past several of our co-workers who, odd birds that they are, typically look at people’s faces when they walk into a room?Being the risk-takers we are, we chose the latter. That was the screaming you heard down on this end of Main Street Tuesday morning.Well, if anyone can help us with this mystery, please share your wisdom at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just hachew! into the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

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