Now, I'm a grownup (they tell me) and have to deal with my own purse. Other than having too many cards (do I really need to have my lifetime membership to the Bungee Zone with me at all times?), I keep it pretty organized. I'm a geek - so I have to have an mp3 player, a handheld computer/phone, two flash drives, and an rsa token with me at all times. And I'm a girl, so there's lipgloss, lotion, nail clippers, nail file, and breath mints or gum. I'm human, so there's an asthma inhaler, throat lozenges, some Bach Rescue Remedy, and ear plugs. I'm a sewer, so there's a tape measure. I'm practical, thus the pens, compass, Swiss Army knife. And that just leaves the receipts (which I purge 3 times a year), an ID badge for work, and my keys (two sets plus a few spares). Really - just the bare necessities.
About a month ago, I finally found a window of time to make myself a BFZ messenger bag and I really LOVE it. I use it as my everyday purse and it's very comfy and stays nicely on my shoulder. It's handy to throw small purchases in, eliminating the need for another plastic bag. But it's roominess has led to another problem - more stuff!
Here's a list of things I've discovered in my BFZ messenger bag (aka Mary Poppins bag):
- A 14 disk audio book
- A large pad of paper
- A paperback book
- A bag of sunflower seeds
- A hole punch
- A large, full water bottle
- Half eaten, jumbo size chocolate bars