Ummmmm, I'm not sure what to do about this whole registry thing. You see, I am 30 and Mr. Magic is too. We aren't really old as the title of this post suggests...I mean, he's in the living room killing zombies as I type, and I get carded all the time (I mean, not all the time, just on the really rare occasions when I drink). How old can we be?!?
But...we are 30. We have lived in sin for some time now. And, I like to decorate and eat. If one combined all these facts and lifestyle choices, one (ok, I) would wind up with this:
-Approximately 4 sets of dishes. One Mr. M bought without consulting me (WTF, I know, right?).They are fine but kind of dark and manly. One is from my college years. One is my grandmother's set of dishes. Oh, and at FMIL's house there is a full set of china waiting for us that is Mr. M's Aunt's china.
-Novelty dishes. You know, like dishes with shoes on them, or dishes from the $1 bin at Target that have metropolitan cities on them (Paris! New York!)
-LOST drinking glasses. I got these as a birthday present one year. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love me some LOST...but I don't really want to set our Thanksgiving Day table with pint glasses depicting the different hatches from the LOST Island.
-A blender, a toaster oven, a coffee maker, a food processor, a microwave, a griddle, cupcake pans, cupcake carrier, and cupcake stand, and baking pans of all shapes and sizes. We have 3 pizza cutters and corn on the cob holders. And other random kitchen crap.
-A brand new set of pots that I won at a Bridal Fair. Yippee!
As you can see, we have a lot of stuff. We don't really need anything. All of these things are functional and adequate.
So, if we were to register, what would we ask for? Possibly a honeymoon registry, although I am not sure we will be able to afford to go anywhere even with the assistance of a registry.
Hi guests, I'd like 7 nights here!
Or, we could register for larger ticket items, like new furniture or a patio set. Seems a bit more greedy though than asking for, like, a pot holder (which we have enough of, thanks so much).
We could do the charity thing but honestly, I'm not that benevolent. FH and I both have careers that focus on helping others, and we both volunteer and donate to causes we believe in. Call me greedy and selfish, but I want some gifts!
Gifts from Crate and Barrel!
(Disclaimer: Even though of course I know that by getting married,
I am not entitled to any gifts and after all,
our guests' presents,
oops! I mean
our guests' presence
at our ceremony and reception is gift enough).
I'm not sure what my hang up is. I'm the person who starts making her Christmas List right after Halloween is over. And no, I'm not talking about what I need to buy for others...I'm talking about what I want to ask for. In fact, I am generally making a mental list all year long. What can I say? I like stuff. It is, after all, the American Way.
How very patriotic of you! source
OK wait...I do know what my hang ups are. I feel it's not very green of us to ask for new things just because the old ones are bumming me out. Plus, I feel greedy asking for a ton of stuff that I would probably not buy myself (because I can't afford those things). Like, one pot that costs 85$? A fancy shmancy knife for God only knows how much? We don't need those things.
So that's what it boils down to I guess...want vs. need. It's a concept I don't understand well, I admit.
Enough blathering! In the next post, I'm gonna tell you what I want to register for, economy and environment and common decency be damned! But until then, what's on your registry? And has anyone ever had this many thoughts about asking for stuff?