Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What IS in a woman's purse?

It's the age old question.  Of course, my husband never knows what to call my purse.  He usually asks something like this "Do you have your purse/pocketbook/wallet thing?"  I admit that I contribute to the confusion because sometimes I only carry a large wallet, then other times I have a much larger bag that the wallet goes into.  I still think it's funny that he can never figure out what to call it, and I just think pocketbook is a funny word. 

This month I am taking part in the SITS/Problogger 31 Days to a Better Blog challenge.
Today's challenge was to write a list post.  Today has been a ridiculously long day for me and my creativity has flown the coop.  As such, I decided to list what is in my purse/pocketbook/wallet thingie.  You, lucky reader, are in luck because I am carrying a BIG bag today. 

  • empty eyeglass case
  • yellow plastic case with neosporin and two bandaids
  • blink n clean eyedrops
  • Benadryl readymist
  • nail clippers
  • 2 nail files
  • inhaler (had bad bronchitis early summer)
  • saline solution
  • contact lens case
  • appointment cards for orthodontist (if you are in the area, Dr. Gierie is great!)
  • small wallet with business cards and inexplicably a pair of earrings
  • another small first aid kit (I promise we aren't accident prone)
  • reading glasses
  • small baggie of soft peppermints from Fresh Market
  • 7 small hair clips
  • 1 Almay lip gloss
  • 2 Philosophy lip glosses
  • eyes lips face travel mirror
  • small flashlight
  • Splenda
  • antibacterial hand gel
  • car charger for my cell phone
  • 3 Sharpie clickable pens (seriously one of my favorite things right now!) 
  • headphones
  • extra key ring (disney of course) with customer loyalty cards
  • Ipod nano
  • extra microphone for my Kodak Zi8 video camera
  • actual wallet with driver's license, credit cards, small amount of cash, insurance card and Disney Annual Pass (valid through next July, wanna go?)
  • small Vera Bradley cosmetic bag with tylenol, advil, benadryl and tweezers
  • last but not least, and Oscar Mayer weenie whistle (no, I don't know why)
That is my list of what's in my bag, I want to know what's in yours.  (I really want to know if anyone can tell me why there is a weenie whistle in my bag!)

I have not been compensated for mentioning any of these products, this is truly what I found in my purse!


Erin Lane said...

This is hilarious.

Here's mine:
Gift Cards to the movie theater
Vera Bradley Business Card holder with cards
Wallet full of license, credit cards, coupons and money (change!)
Nail File
Computer Cord for my work Fuji Digital Camera
ELF Shine Erasers
Lots of receipts
Whole Foods Chapstick
Benefit Lipstick
Pink Clinique Carrying Case with a plethora of lip product and other make-up
Um, a feminine product :)
One ponytail holder
A Clairol curler clip
Supergoop sunscreen wipes

That's pretty tame for me today. There is usually at least a diaper and some random kids toy.

Amy @amymchodges said...

Love it, I was totally shocked at the number of bandaids that I found. Bizarro!

Anonymous said...

This is great! I had the same idea this week and posted a similar post on my blog: http://bit.ly/bsb1zj
Great minds think alike!

Charissa said...

Cool! I love this feature in US magazine where celebs post pics of what's in their purse.

Here's mine:
Here's what's in my purse/diaper bag:
Headset for my cell phone
California Baby Sunblock Stick
Rainbow Organic Herbal Kids' Hand Sanitizer
2 Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips lip gloss in Holly & Hope
Wrapper from kiddo's lolipop she got at the bank
Foam beads from a necklace my niece made for my daughter
1 Peppermint
1 Brown Hair tie
Orajel Toddler Training Toothpaste
1 Pampers Little Swimmers diaper, size M
1 Huggies overnight diaper, size 5
2 Diapers.com premium diapers, size 5
Kleenex pack
Pampers wipes (usu. we use organic)
Diaper changing pad
Canon Powershot SD789IS
Toddler socks
Extra toddler outfit
1 red toddler hair bow
1 hot pink toddler hair bow
Safety 1st nail clippers
Germ-X hand sanitizer
2 pads
Miessence tahitian breeze deodorant
Badger lip balm, mint
TruKid natural lip balm, spiffy spearmint
1 Larabar, cocoa mole
Alba un-tetroleum jelly
Crayons from Nordic Naturals
Several of my business cards
A couple of my mom's B&B business cards
Dr. Bach's Rescue Remedy
Dr. Bach's mixing bottle
Eclipse Breeze gum
1 tampon
tin of vera bradley hand-bag shaped mints
Pacifica Lotus Garden solid perfume
Hello Kitty bandaids
Hello Kitty calendar
data stick
deposit slips

Sarah said...

I'm currently sitting in the hallway on the third floor of Assembly Inn and my purse is in my dad's room where my son is napping. All that to say that I can't remember what all is in my purse. I *did* want to comment that I HATE the word pocketbook. HATE IT! Everyone in North Carolina seems to use it. I think it sounds like an old woman's bag, "Eh sonny, could you please hand me my pocketbook. I need to take my medicine for my osteoporosis."

Amy @amymchodges said...

Charissa, the number of things in my purse decreased significantly when my kids got older! and Sarah, I envy where you are!! And yes, pocketbook is a very old lady word!! Enjoy Montreat!

Anonymous said...

What a list! Are you in pain when you carry that bag?
My list:
Small wallet with credit cards, license, business cards, pictures and change. Never have cash.
Check book
Datebook, small Moleskine one
Small journal for notes
Smaller note pad
Misc. receipts
Handmade bag, by me, for my feminine supplies
Anti-bacterial handgel
Bluetooth earpiece
Pina Colada Tic-tacs
Photo envelope with a bunch of pictures of my grandchildren

I think that's it.

Elena said...

I like this post! It definitely resonates. I always carry a big purse and way too much stuff!
Here's what's in mine right now:
brown D&B wallet w/checkbook inside
travel-size box of Q-tips
Key ring containing: house keys, car key and numerous customer reward tags
O.P.I. nail color in "Ate Berries in the Canaries"
"Libra" makeup bag (filled to max capacity)
black & White Steve Madden sunglasses
brown & gold Armani Exchange sunglasses (I have a thing for sunglasses, as you can see)
Bluga hand lotion (snagged from last hotel stay)
4 black "clicky" pens
small box of grape Nerds
half-empty box of Eclipse sugarfree gum in Exotic Mint
Small Ed Hardy notebook
Payroll stub
Nikon Coolpix camera (in case)
pair of white ceramic earrings w/ handpainted blue & green flowers
3 Faygo pencils that change color when you rub them
tons of business cards- mine & ones from other people
small circular pill case
2 small roller-ball fragrances by Clean: simply soap & original
silver ring
compact tampon
2 s.steel nose rings (in case I pull mine out again)
2 pcs. of Dubble Bubble gum
Misc. receipts

Melissa said...

I love that you took the list post and listed things in your purse! Mine is currently a diaper bag so it's full of diapers, wipes pacies and a spare outfit. My wallet, lipstick and phone are the only purse remnants!

Melissa from adventuroo.com

The Plus Side! said...

Is that ALL that is in there?!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

I am so happy to know I am not the only one that carries around a full purse haha :)