What? There was a Wedding?
This morning I was groggy.
My eyes were full of crusties, my hair resembled a bird’s nest, and my mouth tasted like socks — the stinky, cotton, gym kind — not the silky, expensive, suit kind.
It wasn’t until I managed to fumble my way to the kitchen, fix a pot of coffee, and pour the first, steamy sips down my parched throat that I actually managed to have a coherent thought.
And this is where I’ll admit — though definitely not for the first time — that I’m a bit of a freak.
My first thought of this April 29th morning was, I wonder what the weather is supposed to be like today.
I realize this makes me somewhat of an anomaly among 99.9% of the U.S. female population. You see, not only was my first thought not, I can’t wait to turn on the t.v. so I can finally see Kate’s dress, or, Now that William’s no longer on the market, I’m going to have to cancel my plans of creating a “chance” meeting where we’ll fall madly in love and he’ll dump that British commoner for a real American princess and I’ll finally have my fairy tale just like Cinderella and OMG WHY, William?! WHY?
Not even close.
In fact, I actually forgot the whole thing was supposed to happen last night. I arrived home from work rather late, and didn’t get home until around the time when true fans of the royals were throwing back shots of espresso and sticking toothpicks under their eyelids. I didn’t think to turn the television on then, either. Instead, I caught up on some blog reading, wrote some ideas in my notebook, washed my face, crawled under the covers, fell into a coma, and apparently sucked on my feet all night.
I know. How un-American of me to forget about a British royal wedding!
I really don’t even feel like a girl right now.
There must be something wrong with me.
It wasn’t until I turned on the television to catch the morning weather report and was instead accosted by replay after replay after replay of that dry, tight-lipped kiss (though I imagine they must have been pretty nervous with only like a billion people watching) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (yes, I even had to Google where the kiss took place) when I realized I missed it.
For what it’s worth, yes, I do agree with the media that Kate’s dress was very pretty. Yes, it definitely was a grand event. Yes, I do hope they live happily ever after.
Now, can we get back to the actual news?
Well apparently the newlyweds haven’t revealed where they’re honeymooning yet.
So, no. No we can’t.
On a less sardonic note, I have a busy weekend and week(s) ahead. Another late night serving alcohol tonight, a day drinking wine tomorrow at a pottery festival in Sanford (I know, so delightfully “towny,” right?), a Saturday night free Everclear concert at the Dogwood Festival in Fayetteville (Jo Dee Messina is performing tonight for all you country fans), work again on Sunday, girlie party event on Monday, painting the living room and trim during the week, hopefully working on some more office projects, and overall getting ready for Justin’s upcoming college graduation and a visit from a dear friend (and fellow blogger), which I will tell you about soon. Oh, and I’m also planning a baby shower and a trip to Spain.
I’m kind of exhausted just thinking about it.
But I have to admit that it’s nice to feel busy.
I should have a lot to post about in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
I wonder why they chose a wedding on a Friday and not on the Saturday…
Excited much for your trip to Spain?
I’m not sure! Maybe it was a bit simpler, logistically-speaking? Or maybe it’s some big royal secret us commoners aren’t privy to. ;)
VERY excited and counting down!
Your not the only one this Canadian was not frozen in front of the TV but to be honest it was not only because was not a fan of the “event” (two famous people getting married … thats a “tuesay” in Hollywood isn’t it?) but because wedding in general simply reminded me that I am still single.
Aw, don’t worry Eugene. Weddings are overrated anyway. ;)
Whose daughter are you? I recorded 6 hours each on CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC! Couldn’t do any more channels since we only have 2 DVRs. I did watch the first this morning (CNN) in only 2 hours and 45 minutes, and I assume the rest will go even faster, but I have to hit all the highlights!
Wow. Just… wow. :)
Just had a client leave. The first thing she said was to not tell her anything about the wedding because she was having a Royal party tonight and hadn’t seen it yet. A dozen women were going to be there and she had tiaras and imitation sapphire/diamond rings for each!
Not to tell her anything about the wedding? Ummm…. spoiler alert: They got hitched! Haha… so silly!
And I totally agree with you about the wedding. Is it wrong that I really just don’t care? That sounds harsh… I love weddings, really! But two crazy famous (rich) people… Not worth waking up at 3 am for (for me anyway… When I got to work this morn half my office was bleary-eyed from their early wedding watching!).
Sorry for venting! Just so happy to hear that this isn’t the biggest event of the year for someone else as well :-)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Yeah, that’s my thing too – Weddings are great when they’re for people I know and love. But you’re right – it wasn’t worth it for me to stay up all night just to see something I’d inevitably be forced to watch for days following the event. :)
I hope you’re having a great weekend as well!
While I’m so happy that Kate (or should I say Princess Catherine) brought back the classy wedding dress (I mean, have you seen the wedding dresses today? These girls look like bondage brides), I honestly cared more about my date last night than about the Royal Wedding.
The way I see it, Kate and William probably wanted a little private ceremony instead of having a billion people tuned in to watch it on TV. By not watching and still not haven watched the ceremony, I am honoring their wishes and providing them one more person’s worth of privacy.
That is my wedding gift to them.
She absolutely did look classy and elegant. But you know something? I think you’re right about them probably wanting a private ceremony. So we weren’t disrespectful by not watching – we’re the only people who truly care about their happiness. ;)
It was weird being in London days before the wedding took place. I personally don’t understand how the Royal family matters anymore, but we saw the crown jewels and a ton of evidence proving that they do. Blech.
Anyway, what I really wanted to write is that I am super jealous you are going to an Everclear concert in general – let alone that it is FREE! They’re a Portland band! Whoo!
Haha, don’t get mad, but by the time I downed my noodles in waited 45 minutes in line for Justin to get his grilled turkey leg, I was kind of sick of crowds (and I neglected to wear proper concert attire – ie. tennis shoes), so we ended up only hearing a bit from a distance before heading home. I was in full pass-out mode from an afternoon of pottery gazing and wine tasting, so I kind of wasted a free show.
Don’t let this happen to YOU when you’re 28-going-on-45!
You know, I didn’t get into the royal wedding at all at first either. I had no interest. I didn’t even watch the news that morning, so when I got to work and everyone was talking about her dress, I didn’t have anything to say, because I hadn’t seen it. A coworker encouraged me to check it out online but I kept getting busy and forgetting. Then, Friday night, I didn’t have anything to do. So I watched a little of the coverage. And got hooked. I watched it on and off all weekend. And then I was mad at myself for jumping on the bandwagon earlier :)
Hahaha… you drank the kool-aid. For shame. ;)
You are just jealous cause you missed out on all the fun… haha :)