Summit Up 9-17-10: Ready to get all beer-drinky
September 16, 2010
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s wondering what it is about fall weather that makes people get all beer-drinky and Oktoberfesty? Is it because we need to pack on some weight for the long winter’s hibernation ahead? Is it some kind of prep work for the long NFL season ahead? Is it some ancient ploy by German beer makers of old to move product before everyone hunkers down for the winter consigned to drinking the crappy potato vodka grandpappy made?
Who knows, but we do know this: Any excuse to stand around on a beautiful fall day drinking beer is fine with us.
Speaking of German beer, if you do happen to have a hankerin’ and it doesn’t happen to be Oktoberfest going on, check out the new Prost place on Main Street in Frisco, next to Tuscato. They’ve got yummy-yummy Spaten beer on tap (and some others) plus all kinds of brats, franks, cheeses and other tasty comestibles. We love it.
OK, we have here a Scum Alert! Scum Alert! from Josh Laverdiere who writes thusly:
“As I sit and write this letter it has been less than 24 hours since our beloved companion Molly was brutally taken from us. She was slowly rolled over by someone in a vehicle behind a garage alley. I can’t begin to explain how much she meant to me and my family. Anyone who knows me knew how much we were together. This is such am abrupt end in life and where Molly clearly had a lot of life left in her. All I can hope for is she is in a happier place now and will be awaiting for me when we are reunited again.
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“And for the unknown spineless person that ran over my beloved Molly: Shall you have a thousand lives of bad karma and when your time is up shall your passing be 10 times more painful than what you inflected on Molly.
“WE LOVE YOU MOLLY LAVERDIERE. Love Josh, Dana, Annabelle, Landon, and Maddie”
We’re sorry to hear about that, Josh. Our condolences, and we join you in hurling a thousand pointy arrows of bad karma at the person responsible.
OK, yestiddy we asked how people felt about e-readers and such, and got a couple of responses. Margo Hirschfeld had this to say:
“Hola! I LOVE my iPad … use it for a lot of stuff work and play: audio books, kids books, reading books, movies, maps, notetaking, web surfing, and soo much more. It ROCKS!!!!”
Hmmm … that sounds pretty good! Scott Bradley had similar review:
“I’ve had an iPad for a while now and love it. In many respects, it replaces my laptop (except when I want to read SDN). I use it for my calendars, contact lists, reading books, blogs, e-mail, and web surfing. And the batteries really do last a Long Time. By the way: When will you guys have an iPad-compatible e-edition? Keep up the great work.”
Thanks Scott. In answer to your question, we’re not sure, but we think it’s in the works. The bottom line is the same for us as any other newspaper, which is how or why do we create such a thing if we can’t figure out a way to make it somehow profitable? Would you, we wonder, pay a small fee to read SDN on your iPad? That is the question!
Gotta run. Happy Friday!