What Is In My Purse

I just asked a stranger here at the coffee place for the connector doohickey for the iPhone --> Mac so I could download all my STELLAR photos from the BlogHer-and-Beyond trip so I could write about them. But there are like 900 million and they all suck and I'm a little hungover and so you're going to get a blog post about the contents of my purse instead. Happy Friday.

I've seen this as a meme on Facebook (because seriously, what HASN'T been a meme on Facebook?), where you simply detail the contents of your purse for no apparent reason. Right. And so I just looked in my purse and laughed at myself because I am all kinds of ridiculous.

First of all, I am at a table surrounded by stuff. I am always surrounded by stuff. My laptop, my phone, my sunglasses, my keys, my 90%-drunk Americano, my 100%-drunk strawberry agua fresca, a LARGE notebook, a SMALL notebook (which I was using when I couldn't find my large notebook), earbuds for my phone, and a pen.

In my purse?

1. Power cord for my laptop.
Why is it not plugged into my laptop, since I bothered to bring it here? I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine.

2. Polka-dot neck scarf.
Um? So last week my a cappella group was invited to sing at a movie premiere. I know! Sounds impressive, right? Like, you picture a red carpet and limos and fancypants people, right? Movie Premiere. Ha, except no. It was opening night at a regular old theater and people were there just because it was opening night of a movie. On a Wednesday.

BUT, because we didn't know that, we got all dressed up in fancy black, and added cute 50s/60s neck scarves to our outfits. (Because the movie is called Flipped and is set in that era.)  And then we sang our one song in front of an audience who had no idea why on earth an all-female a cappella group was singing before a movie. And trust me, we wanted to tell them we were every bit as surprised as they were.

Anyway. I didn't HAVE a scarf of my own, so I borrowed it. And that's why it's in my bag.

3. Two additional pencils, a pen, a Sharpie, and what I think is a piece of a pen I don't recognize.

4. Five lipsticks. 
Well, if I'm being totally honest, two L'Oreal Colour Riche lipsticks (incl. my current favorite, "Make Me Blush"), two Victoria's Secret Beauty RUSH glosses, and Aquaphor Lip Repair.

5. Oh, hey! I DO have hand sanitizer!

6. A stray "puff" aka kid-friendly cheese doodley thing that Eve loves. 
Why it's roaming free in my bag? Probably just because I'm a mom.

Plus your everyday regular purse debris, aka receipts and bobby pins and change.

Um, so there you have it. A Friday post about my purse. Perhaps next week we'll talk about my pockets?


  1. Well at least it's something! All my favorite bloggers appear to be on summer hiatus about now.

    Could you tell me what's in your wallet too?

  2. I stopped at the pharmacy before work so my purse is really interesting right now with a bag of m&ms (the big bag!), wet wipes, a prescription and a giant bottle of Dr Bronner's Magic Soap - lavender scented in addition to the normal detris.

  3. Looking in my purse I realize I'm an elderly nerd: a decongestant, super xtreme eyedrops for chronic dry eye, dental floss and altoids.

  4. I love knowing what's in your purse. It's like we're really BFFs now. I posted about what's in mine, too.

  5. I love purse contents stories--because I figure as females if we all know what is in each other's purse, we know what to carry and not carry ourselves. We could all deduct one pound of stuff from our purses if we know, for example, that our coworker ALWAYS has advil in her purse and she knows that we always have tampons, etc.

    Those of us who roam (students, moms, anyone who works from the road) has it harder than someone who can stash stuff in her desk--that purse or backpack IS our survival kit. And if you live anywhere that hits 90+ degrees on a regular basis, you cannot trust your glove compartment to store things--third degree burns from lip balm is not a pretty sight.

  6. Thrilled to know I'm normal...we all need a little bag of magic (okay so it's a big one, because size does matter). On that note, I'd have add pepper spray - and that's not for salad:-)

  7. I just found a diaper in my purse...


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