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Diary of a Dolphin: Killing Some 'Idol' Time With the Royal Weddding

Dana Hills High senior water polo player and swimmer Colleen McNaught shares her journal entry for the week ending April 30.

The anticipation of the Royal Wedding became the topic of the hour at Dana Hills High School. For once, "American Idol" would be surpassed in the number of viewers watching. Those viewers, who made the daring decision of staying up all night Thursday, and into the wee hours Friday morning, would be in for a life-changing experience.

On Thursday night I became one of those crazed viewers. I set up my pillows and blankets along with the traditional crumpets and tea to get ready for the live Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate. Of course, a mere two hours into sitting up and keeping my eyes glued to the television, I fell asleep just about when Elton John and his purple frames came bumbling through the door. Thankfully, my Mom woke me up just in time to see William and his younger brother Prince Harry, slowly walk up the aisle to take their places. I made it all the way to watch Kate and her father walk up the aisle until the Zzz’s hit me again.

I was out and didn’t wake up till late Friday morning. I missed out on the entire wedding, and even the traditional balcony kiss. But I am proud of myself for watching "American Idol" without changing the channel, leaving the room, or throwing our entire couch at the TV.

What’s so great about the Royal Wedding are the opportunities it gives second-semester seniors to sleep in on school days; however Ryan Seacrest’s bleached tips are responsible for my 8-10 p.m. rage. With another week of school over, Dana Hills seniors have about 35 days of school left. Within those 35 days, "American Idol" will finally be finished, all the senior activities will take place and maybe Kate and William can tune in to watch the 700 or so seniors walk down the aisle to graduate into a new beginning.  

Colleen

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