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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column with leftovers stacking up dirty dishes in the sink.No, not the food kind of leftovers. Seems we’ve been writing too long lately, so all kinds of important information is getting cut out. (You did know there’s lots of important information in this column, right? We realize “important” is a relative, value-laden term, but trust us, tips for comparison shopping on toilet paper, recipes for hang-over cures and pies and haiku about Texans on snowboards is important stuff – just ask our three readers.)So, let’s get down to it.An anonymous caller responded to Tuesday’s solicitation for Summit Up Land’s first official national anthem. He said we could put them to any rhythm we wanted, so we suggest you try singing this alongside Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady”:O, say can you skiEvery mountain that you seeTake the Summit Stage’Cause that’s the way to get to every townTo be able to go up and down every hill there is aroundSo sound and so sweetDifferent scenery on every Main StreetAnd the people seem so niceBut not everybody that you meetBut, O, there is no griefIt’s easy to saySummit County can’t be beat***Paul in Breckenridge e-mailed us this exclamation: “WHAT?!?” Paul was apparently awakened by jackhammering on Wellington Road in Breckenridge at 7:30 a.m. the other day and would like to know what the heck that’s all about. Hopefully, it’s about over.***The other day we wrote about the scary realization that we expect people to be crass, rude and angry when anything goes wrong and our delight at discovering someone who had every right in the world to be ticked off – but he wasn’t. Corky in Dillon enjoyed the story, but offered up the devil’s advocate view.Corky says that if we don’t respond when something’s wrong, that just enables people. So if we don’t tell jerkwads to zip it, if we don’t report road-ragin’ drivers or if we just stay quiet ourselves and wait for people to behave, we’ll probably be worse off.”It does help to have a good attitude but doing something long-term to change a problem will keep you happy,” he wrote in his e-mail.Point taken, Corky.***It’s Sunday, and it’s about time. Today’s password is “God bless the housemate who hand-washes the dishes.”We’re out hoping at least one team in our March Madness bracket does what it’s supposed to …

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