Summit Up: Complete with milk mustache …
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that issues one of those “Mayan Calendar Head’s Ups” because it’s the 10th day of the year 2010. So it means the world will end or, perhaps, the month will end in 20 days or something. Just keep your wits about you – whatever that means.***In the Random E-Mail File today is a guy from a cider company in/on Prince Edward Island, which is in Hoboken, N.J. Whoops! No, wait, our Google map screwed up – it’s in Canada, on an island of some sort. Anyway, the guy was looking to put a help-wanted ad in our paper, so we figured we’d give anyone out there looking for a job making cider in Canada a head’s up: They’re looking for a few good men or women, we reckon.Could be a mistake, though.***We have here an Angel Alert! Angel Alert! from Kristine Word, who faxed us this note (she gets 10 demerits for faxing us stuff, but we’ll laboriously type it in anyway …):”Yesterday morning, I stopped at Safeway to get a bagel and some bananas with my toddler. In my morning fog, I managed to get my child and groceries from the cart into my car but forgot my purse, put the cart into the corral and drove off. I didn’t even realize it was missing until the afternoon when I was gathering my things together and couldn’t find it anywhere. I was frantic, especially since I’m getting on a plane on Saturday to visit family and will need my identification.”(pause while Summit Up’s stenography dept. takes a break from laboriously typing in this fax!)”I retraced my steps and called Safeway to see if it had turned up. In fact, an Angel had found my purse outside in the cart and brought it into customer service. Everything was intact and I was spared the hassle of trying to get a new ID along with all of the other nightmares associated with credit cards and the like. To the good Samaritan who reunited me with my purse: Thank you a thousand times over!”Nice! Glad to hear that worked out OK for you Kristine. And we’re just kidding about the typing thing. Why, back in the day before e-mail, we used to spend half the day typing in letters to the editor, press releases and other crapola that the ol’ fax machine spat out. Now, we relish the chance to limber up our dormant 80 wpm skills …***Milk: When it comes right down to it, you have to admit that drinking the glandular secretions of another mammal is a little odd. We’re not sure how people ever got into doing this, nor how the cow got to be the glandular secretion ruminant of choice, but, well, there it is, isn’t it? Personally, we don’t drink much “straight” milk anymore – unless it’s the stuff in the bowl that’s already been yummied-up by our Cocoa Puffs or Fruity Pebbles. But we do understand that drinking milk can be good for you, that is has all kinds of vitamins and minerals and such.Anyway, this is all a prelude to the amazing news that the Milk Mustache Mobile Tour is going to be in Colorado next week. We tried to get them to stop in Summit County, but apparently it’s all going on in Denver. On Monday, the Mustache thang will be at Skyline Park, wherever that is; on Tuesday it’s at the Denver Zoo; on Wednesday at Washington Park.MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: OK, but what the hell is it?SU: OK, sez here the “Milk the Moment” Tour features a variety of fun and educational activities for the entire family. The tour also offers moms a chance to share how they “milk the moment” at dinnertime for a chance to win an unforgettable family dinner experience with Milk Mustache celebrity and chef Tyler Florence. So, if you’re really into milk and happen to be in Denver next week, look up the milky doin’s and maybe you can win a trip to, we think, San Francisco. More info is at http://www.whymilk.com.We’ve gotta go do some Saturday stuff, folks, and we suggest you do, too.We out.
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