It's no secret that I am very pro-Internet. After all, I share my inner thoughts several times a week here on my blog. I do lots of shopping via Amazon.com. And some of the women to whom I turn first when I have a crisis or good news are a group of women called the Diamonds whom I have never met in person but have "known" for more than a year. When I was in eleventh grade, I had a pen pal named Spencer that I met on a Prodigy bulletin board. We kept in touch for many years and still send e-mails back and forth once in a while. When I went away to college, e-mail kept me close to friends and family, and when AIM came out, I chatted the hours away at night. Over five years ago, I met the man who I will marry on an on-line personals website. Yes, the Internet has been good for me...and my life would be very different without it.
And that brings me to my newest Internet addiction...the Knot. First of all, this website has tons of wedding planning information. And as we have discussed in the past, I am an info ho'...so this makes me happy. I can look at dresses and centerpieces and bouquets and headpieces and tuxedos. I can find out the proper way to address envelopes and the proper wording to use on invitations. I can even create my own wedding webpage. It's an amazing wealth of information, and I love it.
But the best part, by far, is the Talk section. It's a bulletin board where brides-to-be and brides-who-were post at all hours of the night...questions, advice, rants and raves. You can ask all those things that you have no one to ask. You can get ideas from other "Knotties." You can even view elaborate bios that show the Knotties wedding pictures and planning picture, and you can get So Damned Excited when you see a picture of the bouquet of your dreams that has only been floating around in your head until now.
Ah, the Internet...friend, sometimes foe, but always on and always ready. In case I need to think about cake ideas at 3:30 in the morning...