I Got Invited To The Royal Wedding!

Actually, so did everyone in Westport.

To celebrate the royal nuptials next Friday — be still, my heart!  — the Friends of Westport Library is sponsoring an “Elevenses Celebration,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The wedding festivities start at 4 a.m. EDT.  However — budgets and priorities being what they are — the library will not open early.

Still — starting at 9 — breathless Westporters can watch a re-broadcast of this earth-shattering event.

At the stroke of 11 a.m. there’s the actual “Elevenses,” which the library calls “a typical British tradition, with tea, scones, clotted cream and jam.”


Of course — this being a very proper affair, and all — RSVPs are required.  It’s free, but please do Maxine Bleiweis the honour of clicking here.

18 responses to “I Got Invited To The Royal Wedding!

  1. readermaniac

    And perhaps Spotted Dick at the tea?

  2. The Dude Abides

    R.S.V.P. Hello no! Bunch of spoiled brats with broom handles up their rectums.

  3. Sensible One

    Oh, Dude – getting a little melodramatic aren’t we?? Perhaps Nancy was invited! Sorry – couldn’t help myself – 🙂

  4. The Dude Abides

    S.O. Thought you might have read my book and passed away! No, drama here. I think the monarchy is well past its prime and the Royal Family much of a joke, quite honestly. Much to do about nothing. Leave my Nancy alone! Got a bad rap with those pearls. Tough broad from Baltimore. Should have played the gender card. I bet you would like her if you met her.

  5. I hate it when there are so many inside jokes with everyone having aliases. Where does an alien go to register?

  6. Travis McGee

    The Professor has written a guide to his blog, complete with dictionary (words such as “shout out”) and alias’ (including who is Anonymous I,II,II,IV). $19.95/$24.95 Canadian at Barnes & Noble. Titled: “Blogging for Dummies”. Aliens must show birth certificate, notarized (no certificates of live birth allowed).

  7. Pronounced: “eleven-zees”. Morhped into the 10am coffee break here.

  8. Gosh, I’ve never had scones and clotted cream for elevenses, it’s usually a quick cuppa and a digestive biscuit. Scones are usually for tea time (and that’s not high tea , which is a light meal at about six o’clock). Sounds like great fun. And to Mr. Dude……lighten up dude!

    • The Dude Abides

      Mr. Abides to you, thank you. I am lighting up as we speak actually. I do not understand why we Americans (who hate paying taxes) are so enamored with a monarchy that is basically a figurehead and soak up British tax euros like it is nothing. Europeans aren’t interested in the wedding but we get up at 4:00 a.m. like morons to watch another wedding that will, most likely, end up in divorce. Brighten up, Old Brit, your day has sailed. Maybe they will get FACEBOOK over there and storm Buckingham one day?

      • The Brits have their own currency; pounds. Very smart of them to stay out of the Euro block. The royals are an industry as well. Ever see the crowds of tourists outside the various castles in and about London? We have the Mouse, they have the Queen.

  9. But we will have been up since 5 a.m. watching in real time, so the whole British system of what to eat at what time is thrown off! Bring on the clotted cream.

  10. I used to have my scones and clotted cream every afternoon at 4 at a tea shop right outside the Richmond tube station, yeah, the same stati0n where Nicole K had her most dramatic scene as Virginia Woolf. Nice place.
    Although Kate is pretty much the kind of young woman I was looking for when I went to London eons ago (before she born), I gotta agree with dude. The royal family’s all a bit silly. But I guess it’s a tourist attraction.

  11. Did you find your Kate? Must admit, she is a looker but watching the guards at Buckingham Palace is helleva cheaper than supporting an elite family that is major league dysfunctional. Welcome to the 21st century. Pompass and circumstantial.

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