Monday, September 24, 2007

What's in the bag?

So I neglected to sign up for Blog stalking... but I'm cheating and doing the assignment anyway. They don't call me Rebel for nothin'. ;)

Here are several (but not all) of the purses / bags I use regularly.


I bought the smallest black one in Las Vegas and carried it all over Europe. It's the perfect little purse for vacationing and/or going to a bar. The front pocket is just big enough to hold cash or my debit card & drivers license, and the main section is just big enough for my camera. It's absolutely perfect - except for the dorky "Las Vegas" and stars embroidered on it. I keep meaning to do something about that. The one next to it is the purse I use the most - especially when going out and about. It's big enough to hold two of the following three items: my wallet, my camera, or my date book, but not all three! In fact, if I've got two of those items in there, I have to be creative getting my keys to fit in there with them. The advantages of those two bags are that they are really small & the strap is long enough to go across my chest in the classic 'don't mug me' fashion. The disadvantage is that neither of those is big enough to hold my checkbook which I still use - having not yet completely embraced the age of electronic banking.

But today I'm using the trapezoidal pink bag that Actual T made. It's by far the prettiest purse I own, and I like taking it to work. This is what is in it today:

My checkbook, four pens, my Van Gogh date book, a tissue, the novel I'm currently reading (and loving!), a pad of recycled paper, my wallet, Chapstick, gum, a cloth napkin (I was eating something on my way to work today), and my keys. Pretty basic. Of course I cleaned out all my purses yesterday. If I'd taken a picture on Friday, you would have seen a motley collection of receipts and papers ranging from Sally's vaccination certificate to my eye glasses receipt, and several gum wrappers.

I do try to keep my purses cleaned out, and only keep the bare minimum of 'stuff' in them. But my back-pack, tutoring bag, and knitting bag are another story entirely!

Anyone else want to show & tell? I love snooping in peoples purses & wallets.

12 comments:

Trillian42 said...

Oh my God - The Thorn Birds! I read that a million years ago (when I was probably too young to be reading it). I loved that book.

T said...

I'm so glad you are using the bag!!!! it makes me so happy!!!!!

Magatha said...

I didn't sign up for the bloggstalking and I'm just copying Lisa at the Chicken House, (how I found out about it and at Random Meanderings.)
It's fun. Your purse situation is beautifully simple. Nice!

Bezzie said...

Aw, you don't have that much at all. I thought maybe you'd have the other half to DO's waffle. ;-)

Jessica said...

LOVE the van gogh date book! :)

Eryn said...

Thanks for playing along, although I will have to officially hate you for being so organized... I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who carries a book everywhere!

Rebel said...

Waffles? Who has waffles???


Jessica - I love that book too... I actually got to visit Arles when I went to France, and saw where Van Gogh painted several of his pictures, including Starry Night! le sigh...

And Eryn... don't hate me because my purse is organized. There's a good inch thick layer of cat hair all over my house, and I can't even remember the last time I mopped. =P

Zonda said...

Waffles here!!

*runs and hides them very quickly before you see! ;)

Nice variety of bags there! I'm nosy too! Love seeing what's inside!

jenn said...

as rebel's former roommate, i will vouch for the cat hair (although when we lived together, i was the one who never felt like vacuuming). but you do have good organizations skills, rebel, even if you only use them selectively. =)

oh, and who is that teeny, tiny man i see dangling from your keychain?

Rebel said...

Why that would be Special Agent Fox Mulder making his way up Skyland Mountain to rescue Agent Skully from Duane Barry before aliens/ members of a covert para-governmental consortium kidnap her, insert a tracking device in the back of her neck, steal her eggs and give her cancer, thus rendering her infertile until season 8.

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Michael5000 said...

Oh dear.... You know, I've never had a TV, but back in the day I always managed to have a standing Sunday night X-Files date with someone who did. Some friends made me VCR tapes of every episode up to #110 or something, and they've been sitting in boxes for the last 7 or 8 years. I'm going to toss them... but first, I'm watching them through, in order, while I do my handwork.

So, it's not that I'm NOT going to call you a dork for what you said just then, but....

jovaliquilts said...

Such a great purse collection! I have a small collection myself, but use only 1 purse for almost everything. I think it's laziness -- just can't deal with changing everything's location every day. I'll have to make an effort, because some of yours are very cool.