Summit Up 12-18-10: Almost as romantic as ‘Serendipity’ |

Summit Up 12-18-10: Almost as romantic as ‘Serendipity’

by Summit Up

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that likes to think there’s always room in the world for a little romance. Some guys, as we know, are more romantic than others – and they are generally widely loathed by their less-romantic counterparts alone over there in the corner wondering why no one will dance with them.Of course, romanticism can go a bit too far. Like if you’ve ever seen Serendipity with John Cusack, the degree to which he moons over Kate Beckinsale can be a bit nauseating. In fact, 9 out of 10 guys would rather have all their toenails pulled out with a pair of pliers while listening to Michael Jackson records at top volume than sit through Serendipity (or, really, most John Cusack films).But some guys get the romantic thing just right, which is to say touching for the gals and not too lachrymose or lugubrious for the guys. Locally, we have a nice example of this in the recent proposal by State Sen. Dan Gibbs (soon to be a county commissioner) and his long-time girlfriend Johanna Raquet. Here’s the story from the happy couple:”Dan proposed at a Breckenridge community holiday party (we were in a secluded corner, out of the eyes of guests) while we were dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus! Dan asked Johanna what she wanted for Christmas and she told him ‘I have you, that is all I need.’ Dan then said (note he was in a full Santa suit): ‘No one ever asks Santa what he wants for Christmas. Well I know what I want! I want you for the rest of my life, forever. Will you marry me?’ He got down on one knee and pulled a ring box out of his Santa cowboy boot. And Johanna said yes!”Wow, we’re getting shivers! Congrats Dan and Johanna – that’s pretty romantic! Almost enough to make us want to go watch Serendipity.Nah.***OK, this just in:”Long-time local photographer Carl Scofield has dusted off his collection of vintage snowboarding photos just in time for the Dew Tour in Breckenridge this weekend. The collection includes photos from the first-ever half-pipe competition in Breckenridge in 1985 through the early 1990’s with images of the style, equipment and greats of the day such as Tom Sims, Craig Kelly, Shaun Palmer, Terry Kidwell, Damien Sanders and others. The old-school slide show will run continuously at the Fuqua Livery Stable in the Breckenridge Arts District on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Images from this year’s Dew Tour will also be shown. And prints from the old days will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Breckenridge Arts District. The Fuqua is located at 110 E. Washington Ave., just up the street from the Blue River Plaza.”Sounds cool – get thee to Fuqua! We out.

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