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My friend zulkey is getting married. I am going to be in her wedding, by which I mean I plan on drinking two fifths of Southern Comfort and shoving over the dais once the exchange of vows starts, but that's not important right now. The important thing is that I was thinking about what to get her as a wedding present, and I always forget what the process of registering is. Do the people tell you where they're registered? Or do you ask? Or are you supposed to find out through some arcane process of aura-reading the bride's heavenly glow? I'm not sure, but I know that whatever I get them, Steve's present is going to include a pamphlet about mail-order brides from one of the Koreas.

I hope Claire registers at one of these places:

- the Chicago White Sox Hall of Fame Gift Shop
- GrassCity.com
- Hot Doug's
- Bobak's
- Chuck's Gun Shop
- the Admiral
- Transitions Bookplace
- Carson Pirie Scott (lingerie department)
- White Castle (lingerie department)
- the International Museum of Surgical Science

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zulkey
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
- the Chicago White Sox Hall of Fame Gift Shop

I want Bill Veeck's wooden leg!

- GrassCity.com

YES PLS. Too bad my old man is a square.

- Hot Doug's

Can you believe I've never been there before? Can I get a statue from the top of Superdawg instead if necessary?

- Bobak's

Sausage, and some booze in a bottle shaped like a machine gun, please.

- Chuck's Gun Shop

I want a pink one like Andre 3000's.

- the Admiral

What is this? A strip club?

- Transitions Bookplace

Dude my chakras are soo fucked right now.

- Carson Pirie Scott (lingerie department)

for Steve, right?

- White Castle (lingerie department)

Mm, onioney.

- the International Museum of Surgical Science

I want the largest kidney stone or this wedding is OFF
ludickid
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
I think it's adorable that you pretend you don't know what the Admiral is.
zulkey
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
I think it's adorable that you're pretending your'e not going to slow dance with my dad to "Forever Young," which I know you two consider to be 'your song'.
ludickid
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
All I know is, I'm gettin' some at your wedding, and '80s synth-pop is like Spanish fly to the Zulkovski clan.
garbagedog
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
The registering thing is weird because you are not supposed to directly tell people where you have done it.

Ask a mutual friend, and if they don't know, just ask the couple.
ludickid
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
The registering thing is weird because you are not supposed to directly tell people where you have done it.

I know! And that makes NO FUCKING SENSE, because the whole point of registering is that you have this whole list of stuff you want people to buy you, but how are they supposed to do that if you can't tell them where it is? It's a tradition that's actually self-defeating. It's like if you weren't allowed to put the venue on the wedding invitation.
garbagedog
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think it's a farty holdover from idealized notions of ppl living with their parents until getting married, and granny and mom planned everything. Why, just ask granny or auntie about the registry when you see them at church next week, of course!!!!
janehex
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
we put links to our registry on our wedding site. And anyone who asked us, we told.

You are NOT to tell guests about it in the invites though, which I agree is tacky.

As a guest, it is totally okay to just ask the couple or their parents, and then it is okay for them to give you whatever info you need. I don't think the idea is that it's supposed to be a secret.
rum_holiday
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
You're allowed to ask. Miss Manners says they aren't supposed to tell you, lest they appear greedy. Or you can always go with something not on the registry.
ludickid
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
I told her I'm just gonna get them beef jerky and hunting knives.
tritium
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
In retrospect, I wish I had registered at United Nuclear.
ludickid
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Uncle Fun and American Science & Surplus would also be good.
tritium
Jun. 19th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
I'm just disappointed none of these fine retailers have a lingerie department.
roseyv
Jun. 19th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Wait, didn't you?

Uh-oh. Then who did I send that gaily-wrapped plutonium to?
tritium
Jun. 20th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
It's okay. No one got us the matching implosion trigger anyway.
roseyv
Jun. 19th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
I plan on drinking two fifths of Southern Comfort and shoving over the dais once the exchange of vow
I did that at my sister's wedding. It was a great honor and a really beautiful moment.

No matter what anyone says.
happinesstogo
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Man, if I ever get married (which, BWAH, yeah, right...when hell freezes...anyway...) I'm totally registering at White Castle. But not for the chicken rings, because those things are kind of against nature.
editrix26
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
I'll be there too, and you better stay away from my dog, Leonard. That is all.
mckennl
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
The places TDO and I might register is just another reason for y'all to be in favor of same-sex marriage.

All I really want is a big-ass generator, though. OK, rifles would be good too.
oilyrags
Jun. 21st, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Howsabout 200 lbs of powdered milk?
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