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Sophie sends a little “hello” all the way from Ottawa, Canada.

She said she’s been a big fan of the Vaily Daily ever since she set eyes on Ryan in “The Bachelorette.” “Your Town Talk articles are very entertaining. I especially like one about ABC’s “Bachelorette” (in which we referred to her as Trista “If I Only Had A Brain” Rehn, which we’re told was pretty mean, and we promised not to do it anymore, unless we were forced to do it again today, and obviously we were).

Sophie says she might take a little trip down to Vail and see what this little town has to offer. “So far so good,” she said. “Good newspaper, great scenery and dreamy guys!”

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While we’re not getting nearly the response the Vail Fire Department is, the e-mail at Town Talk Towers is still lighting up.

We wrote this before Wednesday’s gripping episode, so we don’t know whether or not Ryan gets his rose.

We do know this. The “winner” of Trista’s affections gets a marriage proposal. Everything we’ve seen and been told leads us to one piece of advice for Ryan: Even if you win, run! Run like the wind. At well above the posted speed limit!”

This Trista person is not for you. This is a person who walked into the Vail firehouse, was surrounded by manly guys and immediately began making them a salad.

A salad!?!

These are real men, running real lifesaving equipment with real lives at stake, not to mention the thousands of horsepower packed into one of those trucks.

We can’t have Our Guys trying to save lives while their hands quiver from hunger pangs, because of lack of proper nutrition.

These are Real Men running Real Men Equipment, and they cannot do it under the influence of ruffage! Get those men a steak!

Movin’ right along.

Free skiing studs

In conjunction with the U.S. Freeski Open this weekend, Smith Optics and

Vail Sports/Snowell will be having a poster signing at their Golden

Peak location. The athletes will include C.R. Johnson (last year’s Big

Air winner), NIck Mercon, Phil Belanger and Sarah Burke. They will be

there from 4 -4:45 p.m. Big Air practice begins at 5 p.m.

Not just a snowjob

Chris Perkins of Beaver Creek snowmaking fame wanted to say thanks to all the local businesses that helped make the Beav’s end of the season snowmaking party such a huge success. They are: Base Mountain Sports, Beaver Liquors, Coyote Cafe, Dusty Boot Saloon, Grouse Mountain Grill, KZYR (The Zephyr), Nature’s providers, The Other Side, The Outback, Paul’s Boutique, Pazzo’s (Avon), VBCRP, Vilar Center for the Arts.

Upward Athletics opens Saturday

Keep your skating skill honed all year round at Upward Athletics/Alpine Gymnastics. The half-pipe and bowl sections opens Saturday. The skatepark is indoor and requires a fee. Two hour sessions begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. Bring your brain bucket. Call 328-1224. Skatboard classes begin Tuesday and space is limited.

Snowshoe/Walk for BCMS

The Berry Creek Middle School PTA is running a 5K walk or snowshoe along the Eagle River behind the school on today. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the school. Families are $30 or adults $15 and children $10. Your fee includes a chili dinner after the snowshoe, entertainment and entry to the silent auction. For more information, call Terry at 926-1530.

Birthday brigade

n Vickie called to tell the world that The Princess P, keeper of all things birthdayish, was in Florida Thursday for her birthday, getting tan, enjoying cocktails and watching hardbodies who aren’t transluscent.

n If you see Vickie of Eagle Diner Fame, and husband Dave, they’re celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Wish them well, and another 25. Love from Princess P.

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