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Just get me to the church on time.

Or in my case, chapel.

The irony was not lost on me that suddenly playing on the cable music station I heard the less than melodic tones of Stanley Holloway singing the "I'm getting married in the morning . . . just get me to the church on time" from Lerner and Lowe's "My Fair Lady."

Of course. I was sitting here with two dear friends and we were planning my bridal shower. BRIDAL SHOWER?!!!! The shower in my bathroom or the shower outside my window this morning, are the only ones to which I can relate. The archaic concept of a bunch of women getting together to play party games, swap recipes or perhaps watch a deshabille man (no matter how buff) strip down to his best wishes just does not do it for me.

Fortunately, for me, my friends understand that I might not be a typical bride (in more ways than this) and are open to creating a different type of party. A spiritual rite of passage if you will. Whew.

"Are you sure you don't want a handsome man ta…

"Depraved on accounta I been deprived..."

Beyond the "West Side Story" reference, I feel as if I have been deprived because we were without internet access for 48 hours. It was the oddest feeling of withdrawal symptoms. I was reminded how much I count on my online connection for so much in my life--e-mail, news updates, general information, my blog! Now if I can just get my home e-mail to work again (it won't recognize my password through iMail).

And it was also quite wonderfully liberating in that I handled lots of tasks because I was not distracted by being online. I adore the wwww and value it's creativity and power and yet, for someone with ADHD, being online can be counterproductive. I used my time very well and even turned off the baseball game (Gasp!) and often did not even have music playing.

In typical addictive fashion, however, once the connection was repaired (we needed new indoor cable wiring) I hopped online and went into that limbo zone of answering e-mails and following links to other li…