Sunday, September 23, 2007

Idaho hold 'em

In a misguided effort to boost the bloggage, I have signed myself up for a full round of self-revelatory and potentially embarrassing posts. I am now part of the Knitty Blog Stalker 2 webring. Yes, that sounds vaguely threatening to me too.

I missed post 1, so I'm skipping right to the juicy stuff.


What's

In

My

Purse


Here is The Purse. I only have one. I like the looks of most bags, but I require a high degree of functionality. You will see.



I have carried this purse for 2 years now. I fully intend to carry it until either it or I am too worn and threadbare to continue to function. Every purse I have really used in the past 20 years (did I just say 20 years? no, I do not speak as I write. that is only for reading) fits this model:


The Star Fleet Standard Tricorder. What could possibly be more useful than that? Note the ever-present pen, ready for the draw:

Let's peek inside. The flap is velcroed shut. The flap reveals a handy pocket.

Unzip the flap and you will find my one nod to femininity. Yes, I have an extensive supply of tinted lip gloss. Along with bandaids, one lonely Sudafed tablet and the tampon that is not necessary until you don't have it along.

More boy scout material: personal cell phone, albuterol, travel kleenex, and a calculator.


Now to the guts of it. Here, you think, is where it gets interesting.

Nope.

Wallet, maxi-pad, work phone, work phone charger, work keys, tiny mirror (if there is any doubt, it clearly states MIRROR on its frame), and I kid you not, a swiss army knife.

That's it! Really! I'm not pretty, but dang if I'm not prepared for anything.

21 comments:

olpp said...

Swiss Army Knife!
Calculator on a String!
Phone charger! I want to send you a little compass. Is there room?

cpurl17 said...

You're like MacGyver but even cooler because you knit.

Bezzie said...

I have that same "Mirror." Thank goodness they labeled it because I was starting to wonder what it was for.

Jo said...

I love that tinted Burts Bees lip gloss - I have it in 'rhubarb.'

Kelly said...

I'm all for function myself!

Swiss army knives are so essential! Unfortunately mine broke some time ago, so alas, I do not currently have one.

kemtee said...

One of the good things about being married to a Southern boy is that there's always a Swiss Army knife on him somewhere.

Magatha said...

You are prepared for anything with a real Swiss army knife! Yay, Macguyver!

turtlegirl76 said...

I have that Burt's Bees color too. I have like 6 different colors. It's my absolute favorite lip color!

Sssarahevt said...

That is fabulous, I am jealous. I started to accumulate a collection like that in my messenger bag purse, and finally restrained myself when I had enough equipment to supply a girl scout troop.

Ed said...

I rather liked the classic Tricorder, marvellous.

Thea said...

I was going to say MacGuyver, but someone beat me to it! My bag goes in a different direction, but is no less amusing - crayons and teeny stuffed animals anyone?

tks for your comments on the hat - the band could be used anyway you like - mine ends above the ears, but it could so easily go all the way around, or just to the back - that's the fun of knitting, I think. changing stuff a little so you get it JUST the way you want it....

Kristina B said...

Cool tricorder!!!!

And I thought my mother had the world's most prepared purse... you definetely rival her. ;-)

Rebel said...

When the appocolyps comes, I wanna be next to you. ;) LOL

Shea said...

Okay Wonky, In an effort to get you blogging again - You've been tagged! See my blog for details! :)

Captain said...

Man, this blog is totally dead. Call the coroner.

Carol said...

The Swiss armmy knife is very useful! when I was in university it was the only wine bottle opener onthe floor. Not mention screwdriver. We also used it to cut up pine branches for decorations. (mine has a mini-saw)
My mom thought I was nuts when I said I wanted one....Dad just laughed....

hesira said...

I am in awe of your preparedness and your honesty, but as for your last statement, I disagree. I was just about to say something in the Pants about how pretty you are.

Captain said...

I would have to agree that not blogging for eight months is, indeed, "a [very] misguided effort to boost the bloggage."


So, we know what's in your purse. Maybe now you can share a deep, dark secret like what your favorite plants in your garden are? And perhaps a photo or two?

You can do it!

Captain again said...

What are you complaining about? You are plenty purty, Miss Modesty. (Must be all that Danish. I know cinnamon rolls do wonders for my complexion.)

kathy said...

So. Anything new in there lately?

Cheryl said...

and what kind of bag is it??