Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Purse

Ok, it took me long enough to get all these photos loaded, but I've finally done it. When I first saw this meme on Katrina's blog, I was SO excited. My best friend, Joy!, and I used to do this practically every single day. We'd be sitting together before school and inevitably, one of us would reach over to grab a piece of gum, or perhaps a pen. The reason was irrelevant, we just wanted to see what the other person found important enough to drag around in her purse each day. Often, we'd find carefully folded notes from our respective boyfriends, and these were special finds. It was always fun to giggle together over what "THE LOVE OF MY/HER LIFE" had to say or what he deemed romantic or important. Naturally, we found notes of our own handwriting to each other, as this was a frequent occurrence. Empty gum wrappers, coins, notes, wallets with friends and/or boyfriends pictures, spare feminine products... all were fair game to be dragged out onto the floor for comment and examination. That's why I was so happy to see this meme. It brought back so many memories.

So, without further delay, here is my purse of today. Simple, casual, and fun. It has many extra pockets so everything has a special place.
Let's see what's inside:


All the "important" things, of course.
Cortizone 10 for all those pesky mosquito bites (I swear, I am a mosquito magnet),
a 4 GB stick drive for transferring data from one computer to another (LOVE it!),
A "Red Ribbon Week" bracelet that my daughter gave me,
and the first digital camera I ever owned with its USB cable. See the Post-It note under it for size comparison? It's a "key chain" camera. Impulse buy, what can I say?
And here is a gym teachers whistle... because... you never know when you might... need to teach gym class? I dunno. Something my mom said about warding off attackers, but seriously? If I'm being attacked, the last thing on my mind will be digging to the bottom of my purse for a whistle.

And here is the most awesome girl wallet in the world. I use it for cards, mostly. Insurance cards, Winn Dixie card, appointment reminder cards, you get the drift...
I've had it for years, and even though the zipper gets stuck from time to time, I can't bring myself to get rid of it. Look how much stuff it holds!
And it's super-slim!
Here we have my checkbook and a notebook for list making...
Uh, I was planning on making that list a little bit later...
Here is my money wallet. It's where the green stuff goes...
For size comparison, again we have a Post-It:
Let's see what's in here...
Oh, look! It's a shirt dollar! Yes, I did that myself and you can, too!
Here are all the receipts that end up in my purse in a vain attempt to keep a handle on my finances.
Ooh! A paycheck!
A pre-stamped envelope, just in case...
My daughters broken reflector for her bicycle... I keep it with me so that when I go to Wal-Mart I'll have it for comparison so I get the same kind.
Here is my MP3 Player. I love this thing.
Look at the pretty display!
Oh, and what's this? It slides open to reveal an external speaker. Did you notice the display changes directions, too?
My rugged Nextel...
I honestly have no idea what this is. I mean, it's some kind of charm, but where it came from or why, I have no idea. My grandmother gave it to me, so I have to keep it. It's missing a leaf, though...
And here's the bottom of my purse... a couple of batteries, my seldom-used Winn Dixie key chain... thingy, a pocket knife (yet another thing my mother thinks I need in order to be safe... seriously? How am I supposed to be able to dig that thing out in time to protect myself? It just makes no sense...), and wait, what's this?
It's the missing leaf from that charm that my granny gave me!
Oh, I missed this pocket... keys, mostly...
Yes, I have three sets of keys.
This one is the biggest. I have another Winn Dixie card (which, by the way, I almost NEVER go there. Publix is much closer), a sharpie mini, spare car key, post office box key, mom's house key, my two house keys (front door and utility shed), and my old house key (because I'm too lazy to get rid of it yet).
The one on the right is the key chain that I use for my work keys. It so fits. The one on the left is for my car key, because somebody once told me that it's bad for the ignition to have heavy keys dangling from it, although come to think of it, I've never heard of anyone actually having that problem... oh, the key chain also says some derogatory things about men in general... I bought it during an immature phase...
Little teeny, tiny filing cabinet work keys...
An extra Sharpie mini, my super-cool-no-you-cannot-borrow-it pen, and doctors appointments scribbled onto an envelope...
extra stamps (price just went up to .41, can you believe it?)...
and some two-cent stamps to help me get rid of the old stamps...
a mini Post-it pad, a blue eyeglass-cleaning cloth, an orange pocket mirror, a credit-card-shaped floss dispenser, Max Factor 460 Cocoa Shimmer lipstick, and a navel ring that is missing the ball...

Well, that's about it. That's everything that I carry around on a daily basis. Sometimes the items vary, but for the most part, that's it. I think you can tell a lot about me by what I carry around with me. Some of it's weird, some of it's cool, some of it is DEFINATELY silly, but surprise! Some of it is responsible and practical. Yeah, I'm cool with that.

Tag! You're it! Amy, UC, and Joy!, it's your turn. I want to see what's in your bag.

6 comments:

Amy said...

holy smokes, you are going to be so disappointed with mine. I'll do it tonight, I swear!!

Amy said...

I promised, I know, but I didn't do it last night. And today, scrolling through your post to get to the end to comment? Oh my. How on earth did you suffer through posting that many pics? I have such a hard time doing them in any order that would make it easy and always have to spend a half hour moving photos around...ugh. I'll try to get at it tonight. Really. Cause you asked so nicely n' all.

Katrina said...

I love this, Jules!!! You went into so much detail! (I'm glad I'm not the only girl carrying around a USB stick in my purse.) And speaking of extra stamps, I just realized I mailed out a huge check yesterday with inadequate postage. :(

I loved your story of you and your friend poking around in each other's purses--what a fun memory!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Malnurtured Snay said...

C'mon, Jules, post more! BE ALIVE!

RosieBoo said...

That's about the most exciting purse I've seen in a while. :)

brookem said...

oh my god, this is fabulous. i love love love purses!