I haven’t taken time to write recently and I decided to look at the list of prompts for the Eight Minute Memoir. For some reason this topic is the one that stood out. I am not sure why anyone would be interested in the contents of my bag.
When I was young I watched a game show called “Let’s Make A Deal.” The thing that amazed me was a game where Monty Hall asked for women to produce random items from their handbag in return for money. Most of the woman had huge handbags and could produce just about anything he asked for. Who carries a hard boiled egg or a hammer in their handbag? As a child I really thought that those women always had those things with them rather than walking around the house before the show and filling those huge purses with every random thing they could find.
I don’t carry that kind of handbag. Here are the everyday contents of my bag followed by the things I add on Sunday:
Today I have-
My very old, red Kate Spade wallet
A pink and fuchsia striped Moleskine notebook
1 red Keller Williams pen (needs to be put back in the car)
1 black Staedtler triplus fineliner pen (my current favorite pen to write with)
Crumpled receipts from Walgreen’s, Kroger, James Avery, Dollar Tree, La Madeleine and
Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes
Grocery list from earlier today (I actually remembered to get everything on the list, but
forgot to put something on the list. I will have to go back tomorrow)
Zippered Cath Kidston pouch (lipstick, lip gloss, bandaids, Neosporin, mirror and lotion)
5 wooden $1 coins to spend at On the Park Toys and Candy
Flip phone (ancient)
On Sunday I carry a larger purse and usually include-
1 or two clipboards filled with computer paper
A flowered drawstring bag containing several varieties of gum and fruit flavored Mentos
I share everything, but the iPad
I am wondering what the contents of my bag say about me- I like to write with a cool pen, shop too much, care a bit about how I look, don’t care much about talking on the phone and have a complete phobia about germs and bacteria. Ha!