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Confession: I am a registry stalker.

A few weeks ago we finally took the plunge and registered.  Though I have harbored fantasies of going into Crate & Barrel and Macy’s armed with their scanning guns, practicality ruled the day and we decided to at least start our registries online–I’m convincing myself that a.) it’s the greener option, and b.) perhaps holding said gun would bring back too many memories of shooting tags and checking stock when I toiled away at OfficeMax many moons ago.

Of course, one of the best benefits of having an online registry is that you’re able to critically assess your needs versus what you have immediately at your disposal, and if you have wireless Internet like we do, you can do so in the specific room in question.  For example:  we knew we wanted some new pans, but instead of just picking them out randomly, we compared what we have to what was out there for us, and signed up for grill pans and sauciers instead of basic 3 qt saucepans (because we already have them thanks to my momma gifting me with a really nice collection of pans when I moved to CT).

And I swear, I was only checking the registry this morning because the reluctant groom was annoyed by a wedding-related spam that entered into his mailbox, and I wanted to ensure that our email wasn’t being sent out to random 3rd-party groups when…

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Confession: though a professed foodie, I am by no means a competent chef.

Well, that may be a bit harsh (I have been honing my knife skills lately, I suppose) but it’s not too far off from the truth.  In reality, the RG is is the one who cooks–I am the humble taster/barmaid/sommelier in our little household.  I’m also often responsible for picking either some of the weekday dishes or the the more elaborate weekend meals, and therefore I’ll turn to one of the many titles in our small culinary library:

(Yes, we really have over twenty titles.  The bottom shelf and half of the middle shelf are devoted to my old New Yorkers)

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Confession: I have a thing for glassware.

I am admittedly a pretty big wine enthusiast–while I enjoy cocktails or the occassional glass of beer when going out, a nice glass of wine complements most of our at-home meals and a bottle of wine along with a good movie is one of my favorite ways to relax with the FI.

That said, we’re both a little clumsy–the night of his proposal, we ran over to the local liquor store to grab some champagne before it closed, and afterwards, as he was clumsily opening the bottle, not only did he break one of our champagne flutes, but also one of my old colbalt blue wineglasses (both from college, both from Pier One).  I naturally forgave him as we were both a little out of sorts that night.  🙂

 (This happens…a lot).

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Confession: even though I’m dying to register, I haven’t done it yet.

You’d think it would be so easy to just go and do it, wouldn’t you?  To just go here and click on that little green button:

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