Friday, May 21, 2010

Coveting the bridal way

Why is registering for items for my wedding so hard? I like finding things I want, but I like to take my time at it. I like to read all the reviews and look at multiple items and then say "YES, this particular teapot is the one I really want." This takes hours and hours to do for more than about 20 things. I can't help it! I'm picky! I don't want really deep soup bowls that will take up all the dishwasher space, but I don't want really shallow ones either. Where are the beautiful stoneware bowls of my youth that are perfectly shaped to fit in the bowl part of the dishwasher?

Oh, we're registered at Bed Bath & Beyond and at Amazon, in case you were wondering (I have my own Amazon wishlist and a separate list of things I want to keep track of, so don't get confused!). I've been trying to register for Amazon items that are under $20. Like, for example, this stress-relieving Edamame bean. Only $4.50! I think the funniest thing is the "other people who bought this also bought" for this item: the postsecret book, Maus II, and Dragon Quest IV. So... people who buy it are internet-savvy comic-reading gamers. I may or may not fit this description ;;. Oh, and have you heard of Mameshiba? The little bean that comes out is a Mameshiba... thing. Bean. Check out the youtube video. My roommate L. said it was "like despair.com only cuter."

I tried to think of items that might not be COMPLETELY boring. For example, a pilates ball! Play video games and strengthen your back! Oh, and I found this cute vintage wall clock that should look good in the kitchen somewhere. And a butter dish! Some day I will have my very own butter dish, and I won't have to either keep it in the fridge or precariously in its wax wrapping on my pantry shelf. I tried looking for some items on etsy, but it's either too hard to find things that I want, or too easy to get sidetracked (check out this locket or this owl clock necklace. Why do I want them so bad?). Anyway, I can't believe I spent the whole afternoon on this.

6 comments:

Genuine Draft said...

I hated registering and ended up having a small breakdown in the bedding section of bed bath and beyond. Too many decisions all at once.

Tiff said...

hahahahaha at the first paragraph. omg, that sounds JUST like me. But you'll probably miss this opportunity after you move into your new house and need stuff. haha

Whistler said...

Genuine: I completely agree. I feel like registering is one of the things I am most likely to have a meltdown about.

Tiff: Probably :-/

Andrea said...

Bwah ha ha! Yeah, we kind of registered for things randomly, just walking around the store . . . I had no idea how furniture or housewares worked! But we still use a lot of our wedding gifts, 11 years later.

BTW, did you know the new PS3s do not play PS2 games? I saw the PS3 and Okami on your registry and thought I would let you know . . .

Whistler said...

heh, yeah. We have a Wii, and it's Okami for Wii, so that shouldn't be a problem. We may own a PS2? We should probably figure that one out.

Andrea said...

OK, Okami in some ways makes more sense on the Wii anyway. :-) A PS3 is much more fun than PS2 for playing with friends online, but if you get a used 80GB PS3, it should play most old PS2 games and probably wouldn't cost much more.