Becky recently (inadvertently) started a 'what's in my bag' meme. I wasn't sure that I would admit what is in mine, but I started through my pack (yes, it's a pack!) this evening when someone asked if I knew where any tape was. (I was at a church-committee meeting.) I thought I had some in my backpack. So I looked.
What I found:
Ipod case - where is my ipod?,
headphones to ipod,
the piece of paper to reorder my checks (too late now, I ran out last week),
lighter (I don't smoke),
mysterious cable for my cell phone (may be to phone I lost several months ago),
credit-card sized Manhattan address map (the best map! ever! small enough to look at discreetly without looking like a tourist. Only helps with blocks & cross streets),
not so great map of Midtown (Hotel freebie. Not the kind you want to pull out on the street without looking like clueless tourist),
3 Metro cards (no idea if they have any money left),
a very small mouse (the computer kind!),
4 emergency packs of Ibuprofen,
universal computer adapter,
2nd favorite pen,
another set of headphones (the kind you get from the airlines),
missing black & crystal necklace,
pair of earrings,
metal tag showing that one paid at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( I haven't visited the museum since last summer),
2 coupons for discount on contact lenses at Lenscrafters,
and, at the very bottom, my ipod.
And that is only in the the smallest compartment of my backpack.
In other roomier compartments you'll find:
passport & new passport photos (I've got to get to the post office to renew the damn thing!),
laptop accessories, various cables,
my trusted moleskin,
notebook for a non-work related project,
3 or 4 books,
several pens, pencils, highlighters,
TSA-approved quart size bags,
Listerine breath strips,
bottles of aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen,
a couple folders & work related papers,
and, at the very bottom, much too late to assist my tape-needing friend: a tiny roll of Scotch tape.
No wonder he asked me if I'd ever been on Let's Make a Deal!
You wouldn't believe what I carry in my purse!