Monday, November 19, 2007

Where No Man Has Gone Before! (at least not the smart ones)


Theresa has been blogging for a while but apparently has only recently lost her meme-virginity and in the process tagged me. Now I have done more memes than I can even remember, some of them multiple times, so I don't know if that makes me some kind of meme-whore or what but I figure ya gotta be sweet to the recently deflowered so I am going for the gusto and doing her Purse Meme.


Now, Flash is a smart fellow who says he would not dream of going into a woman's purse (hence that title up there). Smart fellow, that Flash is but I'll let the faint of heart know there is nothing really to fear here. But I darn well better not ever catch any of you gents rummaging around in my bag. I get fairly ornery about that. Even meme-whores want to be treated with respect.



So here is the current bag. I needed a new one recently and this fit the bill. I actually hate carrying a purse and now that cold weather is here and I can wear my winter coat with a millions pockets soon, I will be loading up the pockets and ditching the purse. Calypso was impressed when I picked this one. Apparently it is some trendy brand name. All I know is it was on sale for $10, not too big, and a neutral, dirt hiding color. It also didn't look like something my grandmother would carry.



Here we see the first level of purse contents. Notice the tie dyed key-ring. I didn't buy this for myself. Mr. Lime got it for me to replace the teeny leather sandal I had from Trinidad. I was very sad when it broke, boo-hoo, but the tie dyed key chain made me smile. The cellphone is very tiny because I usually have it shoved in my pocket. I like the way it vibrates It's much handier in my pocket than having to rummage around in my purse, and remember I hate carrying a purse. The wallet is also very tiny as wallets for women go...because I hate carrying a purse..so it needs to be small enough to go in a pocket on occasion. I got this one for Diana but she decided she hated it so when my old one fell apart I took it back from her.


See? Here's the falling apart wallet that needed replacing. Would I lie to you? Of course not. I do still have it to carry a myriad of other things I have not put in the new wallet. There's crap like social security cards, membership cards for 100 different savings clubs, frequent flyer punch cards, oh and these things....


Bolivian currency, ticket stubs to a soccer game in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and a federal reserve note from 1950. Doesn't everyone carry this kind of crap around with them?











Oh, and the old wallet had this old fortune from a fortune cookie in it. I got that fortune cookie when I came home from the hospital after the hand surgeon told my I might not regain full use of my left hand. In case you can't read it it says, 'Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.' It made me smile and seemed quite appropriate so I kept it. But ok, none of this crap is actually in my purse so I have digressed quite far. I know you all are dying to get back to the actual purse contents so let us not waste another moment.



Here is the pharmacy which includes my inhaler (don't leave home without it), some leftover throat lozenges from when I was sick in October, and a travel pill bottle with Tylenol, Benadryl, and Mucinex. I didn't even know I had anything other than the inhaler until I looked. Stupid me needed my migraine meds while I was away this weekend. Was I smart enough to have those in my purse? Of course not.


Here are some truly medicinal contents. Although I admit to forgetting the Hershey bar was in there. Someone gave it to me and although Hershey's is ok it's not my favorite. that teeny square is some super dark Chocolate which is truly yummy. There is also the old dinner mint in the wrapper and the leftover 3 pieces of Orbit gum. One must have fresh breath.





These I knew I had because I can't stand to be without my sunglasses or lip balm. and since the weather is getting cold I recently tossed in the little thingy of moisturizer. I had having dry, flaky hands too. I am the moisturizer queen. No make-up for this girl but don't deprive me of moisturizer.









Here we have the artistic/MacGyver items. The pen is teeny weeny because...I hate carrying a purse....but I need one frequently like when inspiration for a Friday 55 hits me and I scribble one down one a scrap of paper and then let it sit in my purse for the next couple of months. Hence I also need to keep a couple of receipts so I have something to scribble on when the muse speaks. The coins must have fallen out of the old wallet or maybe I was too lazy to put them where they belong. With the Orbit gum and the bobby pin I could probably jerry rig a bomb or something if I had MacGyver skills. Maybe I should just try to convince you I am James Bond instead with that teeny weeny pen, which is really a camera, computer, and laser gun all in one.


Finally, (yes, I hear those of you who have not already clicked on to the next blog breathing a sigh of relief) we find the bottom of the purse remnants of garbage. candy wrappers and beads from the doohickey hanging off my purse. Or I could tell you the beads are really some more James Bond type tracking devices.

24 comments:

S said...

Ah yes, I too am a fan of the color "dirt hiding". SO earthy!

OK that is the smallest phone I have ever seen. Hows comes everyone is so excited about humongous razr phones which bareley fit in my hand, when you can get those teeny cute little phones?

Whadja do to your finger?

WHats Mucinex?

And finally, for a kid that hates carrying purses, you sure have a lot of stuff to haul around...I can just see you now, purse free, all your pockets bulging with mucinex, phone, etc...!

Cosima said...

Wow, you are all prepared, when going out. I recently bought a new purse from Nepal with a gazillon handy pockets. Unfortunately, it unraveled at the seams after just one week. So, I load up my jeans pockets when going out, which looks a bit strange, and is not that comfortable... except for the phone of course ;)

Jim said...

What, no duct tape? You could've fixed your cowgirl wallet with that, lol.

I don't know how you guys schlepp (sp?) all of that stuff around all the time. Then again, for some reason, most women's pants don't have pockets.

XO

witnessing am i said...

This is great. I love these little secrets, the contents of a purse, a bag, a pocket. This is a loverly peek into Lime.

lecram said...

LOL... I release a little universe everytime I empty my pockets.

cindra said...

How fun! I wanna do this meme. I have so many bags and so much shit, I mean stuff in them.

I like yer stuff. It suits your personality.

XO

Theresa said...

You've made a newly deflowered meme-virgin very happy. Ooh, I like that purse, it's pretty. That was a nice peek in your bag. I also have one of those little wallets for when I go out without my purse, and it is amazing what fits inside. That fortune should go back in the new wallet, if only for memory's sake, and you should eat that tiny square of chocolate (or you could send it over to me if you don't want it).

Jeni said...

Boy, I sure am glad it was you going through your purse and not me going through mine! I'd be here till the cows come home trying to dig everything out and then explaining why I have it in my purse. Just because I suppose would be my only answer there.

airplanejayne said...

I hate purses!
Best compromise so far: Carry fully stuffed purse to car - insert in trunk. Carry 3C (card,cash,callingthing) in pocket.
Gawd - there's another thing that would be great about having a man around: "'scuse me honey, could you just put this in your pocket?"

Top cat said...

I'm glad I don't have a purse and I hate fanny packs!
tc

Akelamalu said...

My bag is so heavy I dread to think what's in there!

lime said...

s, i cut my finger. mucinex is some superstrenght OTC decongestant, good for head colds and chest colds...i highly recommend it.

cosima, glad i am not the only one who hates carrying a purse. and for one who hates purses i sure have enough of them. maybe that's my next meme, lol

jim, did you know you can make an entire wallet out of duct tape? diana did. the lack of decent pockets is why we schlep excessively. that and the mommy thing...

witnessing, glad i could enlighten you in a way that you wonder about.

lecram, lol, i completely understand

cindra, steal away, babe. i think it would be fun to see what tyou do with this.

theresa, so you're saying it was good for you? oh i am so happy. yes i do need to move my fortune over to the new wallet.

jeni, 'just because' is a perfectly acceptible rationale

apj, i just want to wear baggy pants like a man and have it considered stylish, so i can carry all my crap in my pockets

top cat, i hate fanny packs too.

akelamalu, body building equipment?

BTExpress said...

Lori needed me to look for something in her purse. It weighed a ton! No wonder with all the useless crap she carried around with her. Then there was all the loose change she tossed into it. I don't think she ever spent her change there was so much.

SignGurl said...

I cannot stand carrying a purse. I recently started wearing sweat shirts with pockets on the front. I can carry a houseful of stuff in them.

I'm here to attest to the sheer tinyness (is that a word?) of Lime's phone. (You didn't tell me how it vibrated, hehe!)

M said...

cool!

thanks for reminding me. i better check to make sure i have migraine meds in my purse.

Not surprised that you have moisturizer in the purse. Lime without moisturizer is like a car with no oil..

Gledwood said...

The chocolate and pills look well yummy.

When I was about 8 years old I really wanted a heart condition as I thought it meant I'd be able to eat lots of exotic sweeties every day...

hmmm I was rather a thick kid, I know...

Hey Lime I have tagged you on a name "meme" you are meant to explain where your name comes from.

I am explaining mine at the bottom of my today's post. In about 10 mins time. (Just in case you go straight there and it's not there yet.)

Righty ho then take it easy!!

;->...

tsduff said...

You would definitely win on "Lets make a Deal"...

My purse won't close anymore. I don't know why. PS I love your tie dye keyring. My son's name is Joe.

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful! I really enjoyed reading that.

And ``falling-apart wallets''? Yep. Is there any other kind?

G-Man said...

Limey..
I'm going to send you a Swiss Army knife...xoxox

Moosekahl said...

Wow, I don't know where I would start if I were to do this. I have a lot of the same things you do...the chapstick, the odd receipts from who nows when (I PAID that for that??), the itty bitty cell phone...BUT I don't really carry a purse.

Monday through Friday I have my "briefcase" bag and that always has my pager, my planner, and a few pens in it. Depending on what else i have during the week I may grab a purse to use after work to throw my wallet and phone in with some more chapstick. Now that I'm working on a retreat, I have a second work bag filled with reference books that I need to get rid. None of the above are official "purses".

lime said...

btexpress, i say you roll up all the change in lori's purse and go out to dinner with it

signgurl, lol, true tyousaw me use my teeny weeny phone, and sorry i forgot to deomnstrate the other feature. i bet gman woulda loved THAT

m, you're welcome. it sucks to be caught without migraine meds

gledwood, the pills are nothing to be excited about. the choccy is

tsduff, wow, where was monty hall when i was doing this???

david, lol, i am so glad you enjoyed my silly post here.

gman, it's all i need!

moose, i completely understand the excessive bag but non-purse aspect of yoru life.

Tommy said...

I spy a beautiful woman reflected in the sun. Weird and pack-ratty, but beautiful. Come out of the sun, Michelle. Luv ya!
TG

Mona said...

All that in a purse!

& although they may not check your purse don't forget to check their wallets...

.. for all you know, they might be carrying condoms in them...

Mona said...

& I would love to carry a gun in my purse...