Summit Up 3-27-2011: Where even cupcakes are competitive
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s noticing that everything is a competition these days. Things that used to be fun activities, like singing, major life decisions like marriage and menial daily tasks like putting on make up are now nationally televised competitions. Even cupcakes are competitive these days! Don’t get us wrong: We’re not saying we haven’t enjoyed kicking back on a Sunday afternoon in our favorite apron with a cold beer to watch Cupcake Wars. And we’re not saying we don’t let loose with the occasional screaming fit, terrifying everyone in the general vicinity, when our team isn’t getting the damn cupcakes in the oven fast enough. The point is, everything’s a competition these days and you gotta jump on board. Breckenridge lovebirds Devon Sharon and Dan Messinger know what we’re talking about.They’ve entered Crate & Barrel’s Ultimate Wedding Contest, an online smackdown in which engaged couples register with Crate & Barrel (there’s got to be some kind of ingeniously hidden marketing plan in there somewhere … we can’t quite fish it out…) and create a profile where friends, family and creepy stalkers can vote for them. If they win, they get $100,000 to throw the wedding bash of the century. Now, we think you see where we’re going with this – obviously we’re all about supporting the home team (and not even a little bit about bribing the bride and groom for an invite to the party), so we think all you Millions of Summit Up Readers should make a mad dash for your computers and vote for Devon and Dan!MSUR: But why should we vote for Devon and Dan over all the other couples?Summit Up: You make a good point. It is our job to inform the voting public. So here’s some info on the happy couple, who have the SDN’s endorsement for Ultimate Wedding Contest Winners.Devon writes in their bio:”It began when we met through a friend online. After a week of eight-hour phone calls, like we were in high school again, I was on a plane to Denver. We fell in love that weekend, but the next year-and-a-half was spent 300 miles apart. I lived in California and he moved back to NYC. Two moves and one year later we were together again in Colorado. Little did he know, I had told friends I would move on if he didn’t change his mind about marriage by my 30th. He surprised me with a ring on that birthday!”MSUR: Wow, that’s such a romantic story. SU: We know! So do your democratic duty! Vote online at http://www.ultimateweddingcontest.com/entry/123755.***Well, we’ve been typing away in this ice-box office with a broken boiler and our fingers are f-f-freezing. We’re going to go buy some gloves.We out.
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