Thursday, April 28, 2011
I don't even know why I watch the morning news, really. On any given day, I could name at least one thing that pisses me off about the coverage, or lack thereof.
It just so happens that for the last two months (or has it been four?), the most aggravating thing of all has been the "Countdown to the Royal Wedding." I'm sorry, but before I head off to work in the morning, I do not need to know that there are 67 days remaining until Will and Kate tie the knot.
This frustration has only increased with time.
So, you can imagine that when I turned on my TV to find that the Today Show--not only Meredith Vieira, but THE ENTIRE TODAY SHOW TEAM (minus Al Roker. I guess he's not worthy)--was in London this morning, my head almost exploded.
I get the appeal of watching the wedding. I understand the fascination, and the excitement. (Though I'll admit that, in the day and age of DVR and YouTube, I don't quite get the wake-up-at-3-a.m.-for-coverage thing, but I digress.) But I do not support the complete and utter TAKEOVER of an entire news broadcast for weeks and weeks. How many times have we heard about the mystery of Kate's dress? Do I need to see video of delivery trucks pulling up and unloading 20-foot trees for decoration inside Westminster Abbey? And I'll tell you right now, I do not give a rat's ass about the hotel room decor where Kate Middleton will spend her last night as a commoner.
In the 25 minutes I had it on, there were two minutes worth of actual news.
I can't tell you which states have been most impacted by the deadly storms in the South, but I can tell you that Kate and Harry attended a second wedding rehearsal, but Will didn't show because he felt confident after the first one.
STOP THE MADNESS.
Alas, the wedding is tomorrow. It's finally here. I suspect (hope! pleasepleaseplease) that come Monday, we might be able to return to some semblance of normalcy. Yes?
In the meantime, Nora is brushing up on her British accent and enjoying a spot of tea and crumpets. She's pumped.