It seems odd to say that there is still fallout happening from my wedding about 15 months ago... but there is. One of the few remaining mysteries that Mrs. Geek and I occasionally comment on regards an electric knife that was on our wedding regsitry. We initially set up our registries with two major dealers in housewares with large online presences about two years ago. Why so far in advance, you ask? It was to anticipate the various parties, showers, and other pre-wedding madness ahead of us.
One of the first items to disappear off the list was a Cuisinart Electric Knife. We know because we were checking the lists occasionally. Were we bad people to do this? We still don't know.
We then began to wonder when the knife would appear. At the engagement party? No. At bridal shower number one? Nope. At bridal shower number two? Nada. For Christmas? No sign. For our birthdays? Not there either. Finally, we figured that it had to turn up at our wedding. It didn't.
Finally, we decided to take matters into our own hands. We got a Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card for our one year anniversary and used it to buy the electric knife. All was well for about a month. Then we went to a birthday party where friends put down a large, grey bag containing, guess what? The electric knife. They were meaning to give it to us at a couple points during the last year, but had just moved and weren't able to find it.
So, I returned one of the electric knives and got a 7" Santoku knife instead. I could have gotten a stainless steel roasting pan that is an unfulfilled item on our registry list, but I didn't want to tempt fate.
on 2005-09-21 at 8:54 p.m.
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