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    how cute :-)

    I guess they got to be close when Patrick was training in Colorado Springs.

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    Are they dating??? I thought he was dating with Gillis

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    Aww! These are really cute. Rachael looks lovely. Patrick is so short. =X

    Love the last one where Patrick is totally unaware. Well, choosing your food is very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Love the last one where Patrick is totally unaware. Well, choosing your food is very important.
    In this case the two food centric guys look better than the very aware Rachael!

    She had three escorts there as per protocol: her father, a hometown friend, and Patrick. I would pick the handsome World Silver Medalist too if I were Rachael.

    eta: I think Patrick is just reading the menu rather than choosing his food. But what's with the cheap shakers there?
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 12-25-2010 at 05:38 PM.

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    Thank you. Very nice to see skaters together off the ice.

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    what is a debutant ball? like a dance?her dress is like a wedding dress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    what is a debutant ball? like a dance?her dress is like a wedding dress!
    It's not my culture but my understanding is that traditionally it was a formal coming out event for young ladies in the South, usually at sweet sixteen, wherein they were introduced to potential beaus. These days it's often a charity event such as this one Rachael participated in.

    I see it as a chance for young women and young men to dress up and learn formal manners.

    I think this one decreed white dresses and the men in black and white. Otherwise I thought Patrick could have worn his very dashing new LP costume! But then he wouldn't be able to take off that jacket with the attached vest!
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    Patrick's not that short.......I figure him to be about 5'8".....judging by how he looked when I was standing next to him this year........at the least 5'7".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravensque View Post
    Patrick's not that short.......I figure him to be about 5'8".....judging by how he looked when I was standing next to him this year........at the least 5'7".
    Was he in his skates when you stood next to him?

    He is listed as 5'7", a common skater height, definitely not one of the shortest ones. Shawn Swayer is the little one in Canada. In these pictures he was shot at a distance with a very tall man in the foreground or right behind him. He doesn't seem quite as short compared to most around him. And I bet Rachael had on heels at least 3 in. high!
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    Quote Originally Posted by npa View Post
    Are they dating??? I thought he was dating with Gillis
    For a second there, I thought you said he was dating Gillis Grafstrom--I immediately thought, OMG Gillis has been dead for a long time!

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    Lovely pics!

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    Rachael and her escorts, including a goofball!

    This one needs captions.

    Name of my link may be a mistake because I don't think the gentleman on Rachael's left is one of her escorts. He's supposed to be more Rachael's age. I'll try to find a pic of him and Rachael.

    Here, this is more like it.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1388125_n.jpg

    Dancing without white gloves with a lovely Rachael.

    But this is not the same as the guy sitting with Rachael. Confusing.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 12-26-2010 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    what is a debutant ball? like a dance?her dress is like a wedding dress!
    It's like a quinceanera in Latin cultures http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincea%C3%B1era

    Here's the wiki on debutante's too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9butante

    My SIL is from the Philippines and she says that she'd like to have a debut party for my nieces. They can cost as much as a wedding to put on - in fact, the girl has her closest friends - male and female - as attendants, an escort, flower girl and ring bearer, etc. Even dance lessons are involved. Personally, while it would be fun to attend, I'm not looking forward to hearing my mother comment that the money would be better spent on their college educations (which I also agree about.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    But what's with the cheap shakers there?
    You would make a superb figure skating judge with such an eye for detail. (Come to think of it, maybe you are a figure skating judge! ) I had to look all over the picture before I spotted them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skatefiguring
    This one needs captions.
    "I have never seen this crazy person to my right in my life. Security!"

    Rachael is so pretty. She looks a lot like her Dad. (Those are two separate sentences. Mr. Flatt is not as pretty as Rachael. Debonair, yes. )

    Quote Originally Posted by Skatefiguring
    Name of my link may be a mistake because I don't think the gentleman on Rachael's left is one of her escorts. He's supposed to be more Rachael's age. I'll try to find a pic of him and Rachael.
    The young man dancing with Rachael in the last picture is, however, the same person she is dancing with in picture #2 of the first post, yes? Maybe he is Rachael's actual boyfriend in real life. (But he's not Adam Rippon, right?)

    By the way, to continue our discussion of white or tan boots, were Rachael's shoes white? It is long after Labor Day! (I assume she was not wearing her stockings over her shoes. )

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