Friday, April 27, 2007

Registering my amazement

I write about high tech for a living, but sometimes I feel like an old geezer.

Such was my experience last evening at Bed Bath & Beyond, where we signed up for the bridal registry. I had done this once before, back in the days before the invention of the wheel, so I expected to spend the evening purusing the store with a clipboard. Instead, we were handed a scanner and told to go scan things to our heart's content. Everything was then uploaded to personal registry and we were given a printout with all our selections, quantities and images of each item.

We can edit the registry online or walk into any BB&B store, ask for a scanner, and update our selections. Guests can view the latest inventory and order online. The whole thing was so freakin' slick and cool.

Oh, yeah, we also picked out some stuff. Whatever :-).

Now I just have to figure out how to add a BMW Z4 to the list...

Thursday, April 26, 2007


We're in a planning lull right now, but we're getting at least some things decided. Like where we're going to register. I think we've decided on Bed Bath and Beyond and Macy's. When we build the registries, I'll add links to them in the blog template, so they'll be easily found. We're going tonight to shop for something -- to build our registries or for wedding bands or for Paul's tux or something. It'll be good to get back into it.