The big, black bag

23/06/2008

So (so what?) I freely admit that I have been somewhat uninspired lately, and I have been reading some good books, an activity which usually tends to take up a lot of my time if the tome is not some useless drivel. I am currently engrossed in Stephen Fry's excellent "The Ode less Travelled".

I did promise Fresco that I would write a post on the contents of my handbag one of these four mornings, after mentioning that I even carried a curtain in it, so without further ado, and because of the fact that I can't think of anything else to post -

Here is a photo of the big black object that graces my shoulder:



And here are its contents:


- some cards from an art exhibit that we went to yesterday (and the munchkin didn't break anything or didn't touch the art, although she did get to throw some newspaper balls at a hangman, the highlight of her day)
- an envelope with the A for Antwerp, for receipts and sundries (always shred!)
- a pair of shoes which I need to take back to the shoe store after my complaint about the quality (see earlier post on shoes)
- a box of Charlie and Lola sticky bandages (which is empty, but I keep it for the munchkin's treasures). Of course, yesterday the munchkin skinned her knees, and I had no sticky bandages.
- Lavera suntan lotion for kids factor 25 (absolutely kind to skin)
- Tropical Brown carrot suntan lotion factor 10 for myself (but I wear an Environ day cream with an SPF 15 on my face and neck)
- hair clips and comb
- various items of jewellery to "glam up" an outfit should the need arise. I need to get my ears punched again so I can wear my drop pendants again
- three pens and an ikea pencil; no paper; no agenda (don't believe in keeping time)
- screws from a baby gate, which my brother-in-law handed to me (baby gate has been in our cellar for 10 months, but he gives me the screws yesterday)
- roll-on deodorant (no white marks)
- a tube of harissa
- ipod mini with a special gizmo for the ear phones
- gym card
- MAC sheer face powder and mink brush, Estée Lauder Lash XL mascara
- lipstick L'Oréal sepia silk (because I'm so worth it!)
- spare undies for the munchkin (until Friday, I also carried a spare outfit for her, but she unfortch needed it)
- a Thomas the tank engine train
- a pack of Japanese seaweed crackers for munckin hunger pangs
- a bee from bee movie, which the munchkin got at the carnival
- sunglasses (corrective, blind as a bat, it goes without saying)
- pink motorola razr v3r
- my wallet (50 euros of cash, some Icelandic and British coins, countless restaurant VAT vouchers, visa and bank card, pics of the munchkin and SO, ID card, ben & jerry's customer fidelity card, munchkin's ID and health insurance card, driver's licence, receipts (which should be in the envelope).
- the one item not in my bag were my car keys (vw golf rabbit) and house keys on a blue lanyard sporting a Paddington Bear.

I have left out of a few items, which are a woman's own business. But there you have it.
One woman and her handbag... Obviously not one of these lesbians... But then again, we're talking about a woman who dares to go out with this type of footwear...

8 messages:

Suburban Mum said...

Harissa?! Why!

And where's the curtain?

Lula de Montes said...

@Sm: because it tastes so good with shrimp!
And the curtain is hanging in its designated spot since last week Friday.

vikki said...

They make Charlie and Lola bandaids?!? My daughter loves Charlie and Lola (I think she sees herself and her big brother in the characters). That is cool.

I am one of the other kind of lesbians...the bagless kind. I have lip balm in the front pocket of my jeans and my credit card, my driver's license and 10 dollars in my back pocket. I loved "seeing" what was in your bag though!

Fresco said...

OMG! That's A LOT of stuff! When I see girls dragging these big bags with them, I always wonder what's in it, and now we know: shoes, underwear, trains and the odd curtain.

I also like it when they say: 'Wait, it's in my purse!' and then they dig deep in it to find what they’re looking for, or throw the content on the floor. I find that so glamorous / embarrassing (especially when knickers are involved). :-)

Lula de Montes said...

@vikki: yup, do you need me to get some and send them to you when I'm in the US? Same here, C&L fan.
@fresco: that was an accurate description of me on a good day.

Fresco said...

See - I know you so well. :-)

Bun said...

Wow you're like Mary Poppins with all that stuff! Sounds like it all has a use though. I don't really have a 'bag' but I have a work satchel thing (bought at Banana Republic in NYC in 2002 which is close to falling apart). I could do with a new bag for this new job to be honest... looks a bit too studenty what I'm using.

Lula de Montes said...

@Bun: I'm sure we'll see the new bag on your blog soon. Can't have you looking like a student now that you've gone all professional.

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