Mark Bricklin and Cassie Pence revel in nominations |

Mark Bricklin and Cassie Pence revel in nominations

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Shane Macomber/Vail DailyMark Bricklin shows off a little style.

VD: How many years have you lived here?

Mark: Long enough to be a Domino’s pizza deliverer, caterer, dry cleaner, VA mail room boy, phone reservationist, day laborer, office cleaner, newspaper delivery guy,

marketing guru and a lucky bamboo specialist … 17 years.

Cassie: Six years and counting …

VD: What is your favorite ski run on Vail Mountain?

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Mark: A groomed Gandy Dancer or Over Yonder on a powder day. Big Rock Park and Grand Review are pretty great, too.

Cassie: On a luscious powder day, Apres Vous (or any of the long, perfectly pitched runs of the Sun Down bowl.) On a blue-bird groomer day? North Star.

VD: What was your reaction when you found out you were a Mardi Gras king/queen nominee?

Mark: Stunned silence … then anger … then I wondered, hey do I get to carry a scepter?

Cassie: Does this mean I get to dress in costume twice this year? all right!

VD: If named royalty, what’s the first thing you’ll do?

Mark: Bring back neon in all its glory and decree that every Vail Daily staffer gets a season ski pass after 90 days on the job!

Cassie: Again shower Vail Village walks with snow, so I could ski from Vail Mountain to the entrance of the Covered Bridge, waving and basking in the glow of my golden tiara.

VD: Have you ever been to the real Mardi Gras in New Orleans? If so, what’s the craziest thing you did or saw?

Mark: I have been to New Orleans a few times, but I missed Mardi Gras by a few weeks … it’s an amazing place.

Cassie: I used to go Jazz Fest in New Orleans each year, but never Mardi Gras. Music oozes from the cracks of New Orleans’ sidewalks.

VD: What is your favorite Cajun/French dish?

Mark: Crawfish and kisses.

Cassie: Rice and beans, vegetarian style.

VD: Bourbon or hurricane?

Mark: Manishewitz!

Cassie: Drive-thru daiquiris. God bless New Orleans.

VD: Mardi Gras Krewes are the masking and parading social clubs for which New Orleans is famous. What would your krewe name be and why?

Mark: Krewella de Vail … think it’s sorta clever!

Cassie: I would be forced to join Krewella de Vail out of sheer respect for clever names and genius marketing directors.

VD: What is your favorite New Orleans or French saying?

Mark: Je ne sais quois. I really like the way it rolls off the tongue …

Cassie: Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir ” in honor of sister Patti LaBelle.

VD: What would you do for a hot set of beads?

Mark: Do you mean who?

Cassie: That’s for me to know, and the bead-thrower to find out.

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