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August 02, 2004

Officially Registered

I successfully ordered the reception invitations for Frinklin's and my wedding reception that will take place in September. My Mom is no longer amused that I keep referring to it as "the party where you need a present to get in the door." Since the invitations are on their way, Frinklin and I finally decided we should get registered for gifts. Just a note to you future marrieds--DON'T tell anyone you're getting married (or have gotten married, if you eloped like us) unless you're already registered someplace. Be prepared to be asked by everyone and their sister where you are registered, and if you're not registered, when (for the LOVE of GOD!) will you be?

Last Saturday Frinklin and myself spend WAY too much time at both Target and Pottery Barn. The process itself was pretty simple. We got to use a gun (which isn't as fun as it sounds) to scan items we wanted. It was soooo helpul that most of the things we wanted lacked a SKU or a barcode to scan. Their high-tech solution for this problem? Carry a notepad with you and write down a description of what it is you want. They'll add it in later (note to self: double check registry online to confirm they entered the correct stuff).

I felt almost guily picking out a bunch of stuff that we don't NEED all that much. I've been living on my own (off and on) for at least 5 years, and between Frinklin and myself we have a lot of junk already. I already have two spatulas...do I really need a newer, fancier one just because? I've been planning a garage sale for over two years (and it's just about ready) to get RID of a bunch of excess stuff, we have so much of it. Maybe I should allow my spatulas to move onto greener pastures and make room for a new one in the cooking untensil drawer. I mean, every spatula needs a home, right?

We only allowed ourselved to register for a few "big ticket" items. Y'know--the things you REALLY want, but that are way too expensive for people to actually purchase. You want examples? Things like the Dyson DC07 RootCyclone Animal ("the first vaccuum that doesn't lose suction"--built specifically for pet hair!), the HP Photosmart All-In-One Printer/Flatbed Fax/Scanner/Copier, and the Panasonic Silver DVD Recorder and Player. I doubt we'll receive any of these items, but it's fun to dream. And, if you're feeling generous and would like to purchase any of the above items, e-mail me and we'll talk.

**Update! We've officially UNregistered for the Panasonic Silver DVD Recorder and Player and have instead registered for the Tivo 80 Hour Series 2 DVR.**

Posted by Ensie at August 2, 2004 07:21 PM


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