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We’re getting married

Sarah and I are getting married next week at the courthouse in Brooklyn. Nothing fancy is going to happen, so if you didn’t get an invite, relax, because nobody did or will. Neither one of us are the type for a sugar-and-chiffon fancy-assed affair. I think we both are, above all, practical, although that does not explain why we live in an apartment with four computers, 400 dictionaries, and no television.

Some folks who already know about our good news have asked us for a registry. There won’t be a wedding registry. After combining two households, we’ve got plenty of the sorts of stuff people tend to buy for wedding gifts. Stuff for the baby, who is due in March, will be more welcomed, though.

So we have two baby registries, one at Target and one at Amazon. You’ll see a lot of stuff for the Boy Whose Name Will Be Revealed Later and stuff for his mama.

We chose Target because there’s a branch near us where we can look at what we we think we need before we add it to our list. We added the Amazon registry because Target wouldn’t let us add DVDs and books. The movies and television series are for the mama to watch during the last beachball months of pregnancy and later when she’s nursing.

None of this is to say that you have to do anything at all with the registries. We’re getting this stuff one way or the other. If you want to make a gift but things are too pricey for you, we’d totally appreciate a gift card of any amount, too. You can find them at the bottom of the registry.

Or you can just send us a kiss using the email address at right and we’ll add it to the “keep forever” email folder.

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Grant Barrett