Dinner Party Anyone?
At the suggestion of Titilayo, I started to catalog my household items today using feature within Microsoft Money (I already use if for managing my personal finances). Started by listing items in the kitchen since I have most of the receipts. Halfway through, instead of going, oh goodie, I have lots of stuff. I couldn’t help but think, oh goodness; I need so much more stuff. So wondering, why is it that only married people get to do a gift registry? You know, if I’m not married by the time I reach 35 (less than 3 years to go), I’ll throw myself a party, invite all my friends and make sure they know I’ve registered. Heck, I’ve bought enough wedding/birthday/anniversary/baby shower gifts over the years.
It sort of weird that I want all these kitchen things, since I don’t cook much. But that’s because I live alone and cooking for 1 is no fun. Oh I probably cook maybe once a week, if that. In fact, of the 9 piece All-Clad LTD pots I purchased in December; I’ve only used two of them. Of course, that’s because I’m wicked afraid of damaging them. I almost wish I had ordered the stainless steel instead. So now I’m thinking about doing that particularly after talking to the William-Sonoma sales clerk yesterday who said she knows quite a few people who display the LTD and use the stainless for everyday cooking. I know, somewhat excessive, but they’ll last a lifetime right? Plus they are so nice to look at. I did end of going back to William-Sonoma today to pick up another 20-piece apilco traditional dinnerware set. Plus, a few (ok, 4) serving bowls. Hey, it’s a early birthday present (August 11th) , plus I had a $100 gift certificate. Besides, most people I know spend their “extra” money on clothes; I spend mine of kitchenware that will last me a lifetime. Plus, why should I wait until I’m married to have nice stuff. I need it now!!
In ay event, I’m prime for a dinner party since I now have 12 place settings. Too bad most people on my blogrolling list are not in Chicago. It would be nice to get us all together. Oh well! All in due time I suppose. Maybe I’ll start by inviting my real world friends over sometime soon. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a party of any size.