Mary Wright Baylor, 60, a pastoral care nurse from Fairfax County, said she's been occasionally distracted from the real world — as in, her daughter's wedding this weekend — because she's been so immersed in the panda cam. She watched it for 20 minutes straight one morning this week.
"My daughter the bride just told me that my fascination/obsession with the panda is 'not normal' Guess I need to pay her attn," Baylor tweeted Friday to Anne Lane Witt, a friend who is an Episcopal priest in Mechanicsburg, Va., and fellow panda-cam aficionado.
"Or maybe she will get it one day," Witt wrote back. "[The pandas] are awesome, after all."
"Srsly. Not sure I'll get #pandacam reception at Shrine Mont," Baylor replied, referring to the Virginia church camp where her daughter will get hitched. "I'll have serious withdrawal, tho. You woman the cam 4 me, okay?"