Saturday, July 14, 2007

Work in progress

Well grrr. I thought linking to my registries would only reveal our last name, but it also displays our hometown, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that. Granted, everything else is hidden, including our address and phone number, but it's not a decision I can make on my own. I have to discuss it with Jerry.

In the meantime, I was able to figure out how to add a PayPal button. And just in case some of the detectives among you clicked on it and assumed that the e-mail address was my last name, it's not. Anymore anyway. That was my maiden name and the only things left of that identity are Express mailers, credit card offers and that PayPal account. I'm in the process of updating it.

Ironically, I did a search for my maiden name at one of the places we registered and it seems she and I have a lot more in common than just our names. Not only are we having babies within months of each other -- that apparently are both girls -- but we also selected some of the same items. If she didn't live on the other side of the country, I think I'd try to contact her. Just because.

The rest of today promises to be a good one. Jerry and I are going to spend the afternoon attending a local arts festival trying to replace the handmade artisan spoon rest my clumsy pregnant self destroyed a few months ago. I swear I'm not making it up that "increased clumsiness" is a noted pregnancy symptom in all of my reading material. And they're not kidding. Some days I'm proud of myself for placing one foot in front of the other properly.

Lets see if that holds up for an afternoon of walking.

16 comments:

Timberly said...

Have fun. I miss the fest!
But I think my bridal shower this afternoon will make up for it.

julie said...

Sounds like a nice afternoon. The clumsiness thing is understandable. After all, your center of gravity is thrown all off with your belly growing.

Janice said...

Have fun and good luck finding what you're looking for! Fortunately when you have your little girl I think all of your clumsiness will carry over to her for her first few years. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I had my own URL. Got it through Register.com, and I discovered the same thing. You can't really do anything about this except maybe get a P.O.Box to use for your address when you register the URL. I only registered my URL for a year, so when it expired, I very happily let the whole thing go.

And no, you don't know me, but relax. I'm not psychotic. At least not yet. ha ha. whoooooooooooo!

Anonymous said...

It puzzles me how people can put stuff on the web and then get all bent out of shape when people find it. For cryin' out loud, this is the WORLD WIDE web. Enter at your own risk.

Anonymous said...

Since you say both you and your husband have good jobs, why in the world would you accept gifts and money from strangers? If people feel compelled to give to you, it would be far better to give those donations to a woman's shelter or help out a poor pregnant girl who has nothing at all.

Ray said...

Have fun at the art's festival! Wish they had things like that around here.

That's crazy about the lady with your maiden name having many similarities to you. It just goes to show how similar we really are to one another, as opposed to swearing that we're totally different & unique, hehe.

My aunt told me about this video this lady made about her being molested by her father. The lady I guess just so happened to google her whole name to see what she would find. And, she came across many woman with her name that had gone through something similar! It's crazy and I'm not superstitious about those sorts of things, but maybe our names bring us together in some odd way.

Well take care, Kelly.

kristin said...

I love festivals like that. We have one every April at the downtown park. Have fun!

aahcoffee said...

Great. Pesky anonymous people. They're gonna mess it all up for us nice, normal people. Grrr.

Anonymous said...

I hope these anon. people realise that if that start to try and cause you any sort of trouble they are not welcome here. We all read because we love your stories, and we all want to give (WANT to give, even ASKED to give) because we are so happy for you. I wish mean people would just mind their own business.

--Sarah

Kathy said...

Your PBK registry doesn't list your hometown, just your state. I found it pretty easy, FYI...If you google your name your place of employment comes up. Same with Jerry. Unfortunately you are both kind of public figures, so it wasn't to hard to find you. Not trying to stalk you I am just internet savvy and went with the details you have given about yourself in the blogs. I agree with Sarah, we are interested because we care and you bring us great pleasure in reading your day to day postings!

Candi said...

Be careful and don't come home with a twisted ankle! ;-)

Have fun. :-D

Anonymous said...

SOME people should BUTT OUT! If we want to give someone we consider a friend a present it's none of there DAMN BUSINESS!!!!

AND NO ONE SHOULD FEEL GUILTY FOR GETTING A GIFT!!!

What is wrong with people?!!!

Emily Anne Arroyo said...

i agree with the rest of your fans. it's not right for anyone to make such harsh comments to you when it wasn't even your idea to begin with. we, your devoted readers, only wanted to contribute to the happy event. a baby is a blessing. even more so because it's your baby. we all know how much you've wanted this and now it's a reality. which makes us extremely happy for you. so of course, we really want to give you something. and we never intended to cause any trouble at all but it's anonymous people like those that ruin it for the rest of us. without. a. frigging. doubt. those bad commenters suck major diaper doodoo!

anyway... i'd be more than happy to gift toward something like the purchase of that rocker/chair you liked so much but said it was more than you were willing to pay for or any other kind of baby item. just let me no the *how* and *when*....

~emmy~

lovechild420 said...

Not to sound creepy or anything LoL But, if someone were nuts enough to want to track you down, couldn't they? Based on where hubby works and the like. So, since you're just linking to your registry for online friends to send your little bundle of joy gifts, your hometown (with the absence of the numbers and such) isn't really too much info. *such*

Like I said, I'm not nuts or anything LoL Just trying to throw that out there so you won't stress over the town showing up. I know being pregnant brings too many stresses as it is :o)

Wendy said...

My sister, who has recently discovered that she is pregnant, doesn't have the clumsey problem. Instead, she can't remember anything. She has gone shopping and had to have her husband come pick her up because she couldn't find here car. The drove around a little and then waiting until the mall closed. She was frustrated with herself, but we thought it was hilarous!