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What's in Your Purse?

weather: mostly sunny
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This looked like a fun one =)

What's in your purse?

I carry a Jeanne Lottie Canvas Day bag. For some reason, the pictures show it with the top corners folded in (which I think makes it look dumb), but it's not a triangular shape, it's a rectangular tote shaped bag. It retails for $150. I got it at an end-of-season sale with an extra discount-on-discount with my Bay credit card. I paid a total of $60 for it. I needed something bigger for a binder full of documentation and paper for Work. That, and I just have too much crap to tote around.

I also wanted something bigger because I was reading Across The River And Into The Trees (Hemingway). It was a pain to have to carry the book in my hands and balance my coffee and get doors open and everything else, but by the time I decided on the bag, I had finished the book. =P Which is fine. I'm now trying to find Suite Française (Irène Némirovsky) in paperback... I found it in hardcover, but I'm not keen on hauling another brick around.

Incidentally, my Dell Inspiron 630M fits perfectly into it if I felt like carrying that with me. =D

Current contents:

  • spring clip portfolio folder with documentation and a big wad of paper with calculations, reference sheets, random miscellaneous notes and scribbles
  • 8½x11 scrap paper pad
  • assorted sticky notes with and without memoranda on them
  • my old pencil case filled with mostly original EQ from my school years
    • Zebra Jimnie 0.5 HB mechanical pencil
    • a few other extra mechanical pencils with assorted cute non-Sanrio animals on them... non-Sanrio animals are just as cute, but MUCH CHEAPER.
    • Berol retractable eraser stick with a Staedtler refill core. Staedtler makes the BEST erasers.
    • Pentel fine point metal tip correction pen
    • another no-name fine point metal tip correction pen with a random cute cartoon bear on it
    • 4 colour retractable fine point pen (black, red, green, blue)
    • GT RoundEdge fine point pens (red, blue, black)
    • ballpoint pen of unknown origin with pink ink... my note-taking convention has always been to use this pink ink pen for examples shown in class =)
    • assorted highlighters (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue)
    • mini 12cm ruler, pink Marron Cream
    • miniature roll of clear tape... this came in handy once and I've always carried clear tape with me since
    • some Staedtler eraser refills, because you never know when a Math exam will be scheduled in a freaking Baba Yaga hut in the middle of Nowhere Forest on the very outskirts of campus and you run out of eraser.
  • 256M USB Flash memory stick... EVERY girl needs one
  • glasses (Gucci GG 1504) - they're +2/+1 Nerd
  • sunglasses (Bollé Meltdown)
  • CASIO fx-260SOLAR scientific calculator
  • cell phone (Nokia 8390... yeah, yeah, shut up)
  • a stick of Bonne Bell VitaGloss
  • a pack of Excel gum (Chlorophyll)
  • parking security pass and main gate fob
  • house/car keys
  • black ladies' wallet
  • my jacket (sometimes)

We're now in a season for weird weather. It can be cold in the morning, so I need my jacket. But by afternoon, it's sunny and warm and too hot for a jacket. I love that this bag is big enough to tuck my jacket in. =)

[Update - Saturday, February 24, 2007]

As of today, I'm no longer carrying my Nokia 8390. I'm keeping it around as a backup.

I have a Sony Ericsson W810i now. I got a Nokia 5300 for my Dad. He hates flip phones, but he also wants something small. That narrows down the choices considerably. The Nokia 5300 is a bit of a compromise — a slider. It's still a good size brick, but we'll see what he says. If he likes the Sony Ericsson better, I'll give him that and I'll take the Nokia. I like the sliding thing better, but the Sony Ericsson has better features.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
That's a really cute bag! These days, I mostly just travel with driver's license and a credit card in a back pocket, cellphone in hand, and keys in the other hand.

When I do have a purse on me, then I add a little tube of lotion, tissue, and a hipster pda ;D

You're really equipped to handle any situation that comes up though!!!
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Ha! I tried the travelling light thing, it works for a while and then I just end up holding too much stuff. XD =D
Sep. 11th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC)
Everything a boy could need...
Excavating deep into the confines of my mighty manly MEC Man-Satchel™, one would very likely stumble across...

  • small notebook w/ removable black leather-bound celtic knot patterned cover - the best of both worlds! Fancy leather cover, fitted for cheapy cheap notebooks!
  • black leather wallet w/ pattern matching the notebook.
  • national rail young persons railcard.
  • black Pilot Hi-Techpoint V5 Extra Fine, whose fabulously fine tip I love more than life itself.
  • a weighted ballpoint pen emblazened with the name of a charity group I used to work for.
  • thin 1 yr. school agenda/datebook. Graduated over three years ago, and my year *still* starts in September.
  • cheapest mobile I could find without signing up for monthly fees
  • keys for this, that and the rest.
  • assorted UK coinage... hate the 5p coin, love the £1 slug.
Sep. 11th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Everything a boy could need...
I used to have a little spiral notebook/notepad too. I guess I don't need one as much or I would have noticed =)

Regardless, I should get myself out to Daiso for a gander soon =D
Sep. 11th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
Your memory stick only holds 256K? And you call yourself a geek...
Sep. 11th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I thought it was pretty piddly at first too, but I find that 256K is enough for what I need it for. =)

It was a free gift from Dell and they sent me another one when I swapped laptops with them, but I gave the other one to my brother-in-law =)
Sep. 11th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Really, a quarter of a megabyte? :->
Sep. 11th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
*urgh* Didn't catch that...
Sep. 12th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
I didn't either at first. Units get assumed.
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