Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thursday Thirteen #180

In Love, Loss and What I Wore, the wonderful Nora Ephron wrote that a handbag is a reflection of the woman who carries it. I wonder what she would have made of me.

1) Wallet. It's a big wallet with a weary zipper and merits its own TT someday.

2) Franklin Planner. I keep track of my life old school. No smartphone yet. It has a nice print fabric cover and lots of pockets filled with photos and receipts and … stuff.

3) Cell. A SANYO SCP-2700. It's not high tech, but it is kinda cute and works well enough for calls, texts and email.

4) Kindle Fire. I can't get over the fact that I now regularly carry a dozen magazines in my purse. Ah, technology! Where WI-FI is available, it's great for email.

5) My make up bag. Just the essentials to keep me from frightening small children.

6) Hairbrush.

7) Another hairbrush. That's not intentional. I just now noticed I have two in there. 

8) SPF 50. I burn easily.

9) Glasses. I'm very near-sighted and am terrified of losing a contact lens and then being left unable to see.

10) My reading glasses. OK, so I'm an old gal. 
11) Contact lens carry case and solution.

12) Prescription strength Naproxen. In case a migraine strikes.

13) Pepto Bismol caplets. Let's not discuss it.

BTW, I always carry my housekeys in my pocket, just in case something happens to my purse.

What about you? What are you forever hauling around?

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  1. I had to ditch my wallet for a change purse to make room for my camera which I won't go anywhere without.

    What no lipstick?

  2. I am afraid of what's in my purse. It's taken on a life of its own.

  3. Hmm. Now, you've got me thinking about my purse. I wonder what all I have in there.

    Do you like the Kindle Fire? I have a Nook, but it doesn't quite fit in my favorite purse.

  4. This is awesome. Let's see. I have a rubber archery blunt (I fence and if the blunt at the end of the sword breaks, well, hey, I have a repair! Sadly, I never take this purse to fencing so I have no idea why it's in here...) lip gloss, iPad, swiss army knife...a small forest's worth of receipts/coupons/odds and fact, I think I will press send and, um, clean my purse. *embarrassed*

  5. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Wallet, cell phone, Kindle (or a book), my keys, my planner (just a dollar store calender-it does it's job), a notebook, pens, random receipts that I have to sort through.

  6. Sounds like my purse sans the Kindle. But I am kinda warming up to the idea.

    You are a brave woman.

  7. Wallet, asthma inhaler, hairbrush, Dayminder planner (I'm old school, too), a pen, and a notebook.

    I do not carry my cell phone. I think I am the last person on earth who doesn't keep that thing on her person.

  8. It is amazing what we can accumulate in a handbag. My obsession is the lip stuff. I have had to start using plastic bags to keep track of everything since I change handbags around frequently.

    Have a great T-13!

  9. My purse has a spartan quality about it. The first and foremost article that must be easily accessed is my Burt's Bees lip balm. THAT is the only REAL reason I carry the chartreuse Fossil bag around with me!

    There is also a lime green Moleskine notebook, a purple Fossil billfold, a small makeup bag with a lipstick in it (wouldn't want to have it open in the bottom of the purse, you know) and my car keys. My cell phone, unless I don't have pockets on my clothing, also goes into a special side pocket.

    Fun list!


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