Post # 1
Most of us can guess the usual wallet, keys, phone, tampons etc. items. Those are necessary. But we all know women tend to get a little ridiculous with what we keep on hand (just in case!) I know this is definitely the case for me especially with my “work purse.” I could probably pack my house into it. It’s an enabler.
One of my girlfriends confessed recently that she keeps hydrocortisone cream and a bottle opener in her purse just because her SO needs them frequently. He likes beer and mosquitoes like him, I guess?
So I took a quick inventory of mine. And I confess. I found:
A spoon. A vitamin. Yes, 1. Headphones. A packet of emergen-c. A romance novel. Aspirin. Some gift cards with no value. Old paystubs. A car charger. 2 kinds of sunscreen. 2 lipsticks and 2 chapsticks. Bobby pins. Nail glue. Eyelash glue. An earring. An ipod. And a powerbar.
I am a hoarder.
Your turn…what do you carry to survive the apocalypse?
Post # 3
Front pocket- chapstick, ink pen, post-it note to remind me of some after work errands, cel phone, hair tie.
Side pockets- hand sanitizer, another hand sanitizer, sewing kit, car keys, nail file.
Big main compartment- small hairbrush, safety pins, can of ginger ale, spiral notebook, 31 catalog, LL Bean catalog, 5 zip loc baggies, wallet, mail I forgot to bring in last week, marathon training schedule, Tide pen, two more chapsticks, tampons, several ink pens, another hair tie, $1.44 in change, nail polish, a clif bar (ewww, it’s old too, just threw that away!), hand lotion, and tums & tylenol.
Wow, I need to clean out my junk!
Post # 4
In addition to the usual… My work purse is big enough for me to take my lunch in. So every morning it has a resuable water bottle, 1 banana, 1 chobani yogurt, a spoon, a (full sized) bag of Bear Naked granola, and a Kashi granola bar. And chapstick. And a box of lactaid pills. The water bottle, lactaid, chapstick, and giant bag of granola always stay in there. I eat the rest. Also in there is my name tag, tinted lip moisturizer (in addition to the chapstick), and a small ziplock containing an emory board, a nail buffer, and a business card from the manicure place that gave those things to me. Hrm.
My non-work purse is a lot less exciting.
Post # 5
- Hand santizer
- Shout wipes
- Allergy Meds
- Nail clipper
- Tarte Cheek Stain
- Toothbrush pouch with toothbrush and paste
- Nook color
- Work keys on mini wallet with subway pass
- Eye liner
You just motivated me to clean out my bag. lol
Post # 6
This is funny ok I have in mine:
Box tops (for my kids school), CiCi’s pizza reciept, Green tea slim pills, a pad, a tampon, office keys, rack room shoes coupon, my daughter’s justin beiber watch, gum, papers from daughter’s school, hair clip, compact powder.
Post # 7
Mail, Erin Condren Planner, 10 things of lip gloss, Burberry sunglasses, pens, gum, mini Febreeze, perfume spray, hand wipes & a wallet. I just cleaned it out too. Damn
Post # 8
Gum, receipts, keys, flashlight, receipts, altoids, birth control, 5 pay stubs, wallet, walgreens coupons, hair brush, receipts, sunglasses, savings account book, granola bar, zyrtec, earrings, pen, more coupons, oops there’s another granola bar, hand sanitizer, a necklace, bobby pins, matches, chapstick, bandaids, more receipts, and a handful of big y coins.
Post # 9
@MsATC: Totally forgot about the lunch because I’ve already eaten it. But i usually have a water bottle or can of soda in there along with a fruit cup and some tupperware of last night’s dinner. Gross.
Post # 10
As far as things that are unusual/suspicious, I’ve got one single cotton ball, a mini bottle of Tabasco sauce, and two whistles on the same string (one of them is penis-shaped).
Plus my checkbook, which I’ve recently started carrying everywhere. Now that checks can be deposited by phone, I think it’s more convenient to give and get them than cash!!!
Post # 11
This is what happens when you have children:
- a diaper
- a burp cloth
- 1 Dora the Explorer sock
- two flavored tongue depressers (cherry)
- one green crayon
- one baby hairbrush
- 3 Matchbox cars
- a small bottle of bubbles
- 5 pens
- 3 chapsticks
- and a bottle of extra-strengthTylenol 🙂
Post # 12
I feel weird – mine has ONLY: chapstick, mascara, check book, debit card, pen, and a toothpick!
Post # 13
2. Work Blackberry
3. Vera Bradley Pencil Case with
3a. Mirror compact
3c. approx 2406742 bobby pins
3d. Varied lip gloss/lipsticks (5)
4. Bag of cough drops
5. Best Buy Coupon
6. Paper menu from bakery
8. Planner (checkbook sized)
9. Large wallet
10. Card size wallet (for membership cards)
13. Three pens
14. Hand Cream
15. Fabric cover for my umbrella
16. iPod + headphones
Post # 14
Carmex, burts bees lip balm, 4 different lip glosses that I never use, hand sanitizer, umbrella, pens, deoderant spray, comb, hair brush, ipod, permanent marker
Post # 16
I’m a really pathetic girl b/c I don’t own a purse or carry one. I keep thinking I should — especially when I was at a bridal shower the other day and I was the only female out of 29 who couldn’t participate in the “purse game” b/c I didn’t have a purse.