When we got home I did a little research on everything and turns out Giada's cooking utensils are not so hot. Apparently the red dye bleeds out occasionally when you cook with them, gross! We also wound up taking off a few other items that had bad reviews. That seems to be our plan of action: go to the store, go crazy with the scanner then get home and remove most of it.
Later on we went to Bed Bath and Beyond, which is basically, I'm assuming, the Holy Grail of wedding registries (or is it the Mecca?). Things were a little more formal there, we had to sit at a special counter (fancy!) and talk to a special "registry consultant" (fancy!), then got a special store tour (fancy!). It was all rather unnecessary, as if we hadn't already been in that store a zillion times before. By the end of our little tour I could tell Justin was getting pretty antsy. Just give us the scanner and let us go!
Surprisingly, we found a set of dishes that we both not only agreed on, but loved! I figured that I would be pretty tough to please since I tend to be picky about that stuff (most everything in my eyes looks too boring or "mainstream", I know, roll your eyes!). We scanned a few other items (food processor, toaster oven, and of course, the beloved Kitchenaid stand mixer).
But then, fatigue and hunger began to set in. Feelings of being totally overwhelmed washed over me...all of the pots and pans and towels and sheets and utensils began to look the same. My legs were tired and I didn't want to look at another thing. I was DONE with wedding registries for the day. Justin was unhurt by my decision to quit for the night. We both agreed that it was our discussion over kitchen knives that did it (there are WAY too many to choose from and we have absolutely no idea how to choose).
And so it ended there. We walked over to Whole Foods and had a lovely little dinner (Justin somehow got an extra slice of pizza for free!) and then got ice cream. I needed a little ice cream therapy after all of that.