Do you remember VH1 Pop-Up Videos? I loved those when I was a kid. The only way to watch a music video.
The other night, TLC had Charles and Diana's wedding on...in pop-up video form. Thomas and I stayed up watching it, because I missed it the first time around (not having been born yet), and it was probably the best thing I've seen all week.
It is clear to me that all major television events should happen in pop-up video form. So much better than hearing news commentators break in over the audio to share frivolous points of information.
I will take ALL my frivolous information in pop-up video form from now on. Thank you.
I tell you this, because something has become painfully evident, and I must confess.
The Royal Wedding. William and Kate.
I held off as long as possible. When the news was first announced, I put on my haughty "who cares" face and snickered with the rest of you. I told myself that I was going to be cool. I was not going to watch that drivel. I was not going to care about the dress, or Diana's ring, or the hats -the HATS! (I love hats, I might have known right away that I was going to care about the hats), but I really was not going to care about the tiara, or the flowers, or the new Coat of Arms for the Middleton family (I know. That link totally outs me as one of the people who turned on her computer and googled "royal wedding information" today. Save me!), or the cake, or who was invited and where they would sit. I was not interested. I would not be pulled in.
Then one little viewing of Charles and Di with the pop-up videos, and I was hooked.
There is no fighting it. I will be watching on Friday. I will be waking up at 3am (more like, staying up until 3am) to watch the pre-ceremony commentary. I will be Ooooh-ing and Ahhhh-ing and probably laughing at at least four hats. I have even promised Kataria that at 4am I will wake her up (proving that I am, indeed, insane) to watch the ceremony with me. I will probably even drink hot tea while watching it (you know, to feel more British?).
I am watching the Royal Wedding.
(If only they would include pop-ups. Then it would be perfect!)
Tell me I'm not alone.
Are you secretly planning to watch the Royal Wedding? (I promise I won't tell anyone!)