Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's in My Bag?

Ever wonder what's in someone's purse?


Me, neither.

Actually, that's not true. There are sometimes when I see someone carrying a suitcase around as a purse, and I wonder, "What the heck is she carrying in there? An extra KID??!"

Or, sometimes I see someone carrying a teeny, tiny little purse, and I wonder, "How the heck does she DO that?"

So, today, I hopped over to Gwen's blog here, and she was doing a "What's In My Bag Wednesday".

And I thought I'd play along. Why not?

First, the bag. My black Coach bag. That I bought in December and haven't let it leave my side since.

To say that I love a purse would make me sound all shallow and bubble-headed, but really...I LOVE this purse.

And you can yammer at me the whole day long about how "black bag" and "spring" don't go together, but I don't care. Because, as I said before, I love this bag. So there.

Inside this delicious bag are what I consider my "essentials" - the money, the car keys and the iPhone.

I love the yellow billfold...I purposely chose a bright color so it would "pop" in the black hole of my bag. And it's really, really soft. I've always been very texture-sensitive; textures mean a lot to me, and therefore, I must have a perfectly-textured billfold. Besides, I use that billfold a lot - a LOT - as I shop til' I drop - so it must FEEL GOOD while I'm doing it.

Being the Queen of Social Media that I am, I HAVE to have my Sony Cybershot in my purse at all times, as well as my Sony Flip camcorder. Again, I chose the hot pink camera case because it POPS! My Flip cam has a photo of Yellowstone on it that I took many, many years ago...I am transported back to one of my most favorite places in the world every time I use my camcorder.

This next little conglomeration are my knicks and my knacks...and my TicTacs. Hee.

Hairbrush, lipstick, eye drops (for my chronically dry eyes), Tums (for my chronically upset stomach) travel with me at all times...and orange-flavored TicTacs for fresh breath.

The whistle-thingie is my keybob for my Red Cross office...and I wear it on a bracelet, as my hands are normally loaded down with stuff as I head into my office, so it makes it convenient to wear my key on my wrist. Hey. Don't judge. It works for me.

Last but not least, I have my "eye" collection...sunglasses and reading glasses. Don't you love the turquoise Vera Bradley reading glasses & case? Pretty.

That's it. Well, other than 100 pens...I seem to have a subconscious fascination for ballpoint pens, and I amass my collection in the bottom of my purse. If you have a pen missing, there's a good chance that I have "borrowed" it. Not on purpose - it's like a kleptomania-type of thing, where I swipe pens and don't even realize I'm doing it. Sorry about that.

If you notice, I didn't take a photo of my pen collection, because I don't want to self-incriminate myself and provide photographic proof of my crimes. I may be shallow and bubble-headed, but I'm not stupid.

If we ever meet up in person, now you know...hide your pens.




Gwen said...

So fun!!! I've been totally in love with bags and I have no shame in admitting it. I'll definitely remember to hide my pens too. :)

Miss Rosie said...

you should see the things I cary in my purse... and by the way, love your bag. I bought one of those stupid Kagaroo organizers so it would be easier to swap my junk from bag to bag. Big mistake, purse never gets cleaned out now.

Mental P Mama said...

I don't see any crushed kleenex. You win.

kPg said...

So that's the usual contents of a woman's bag, huh? Seems like make-up is a staple item, hehe. Have you ever wondered what's in a guy's bag? Well, it's about time that someone blogged about it. Check it out! Thanks. =)

Logical Libby said...

My first picture would have been of various food crumbs and pen caps.

You are far beyond me.