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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What I Need to Carry With Me Everyday Meme







I mentioned the other day that my doctor advised me to stop carrying so much to help alliviate the pressure on my spine.

Ok, I'm starting a meme called "What I Need To Carry With Me Every Day" Meme and I'm tagging everyone on my blog roll. The rules are this: Just list the items you carry with you everyday be it in a hand bag (man or woman bag), a brief case, a plastic bag...etc.

I weighed my hand bag yesterday......5 lbs (I thought it would be more).

Here's what's in it:

1)Two wallets....one long with my money, credit cards, business cards, (actually it more like a little filing cabinet). The other is small and just carries my license and registration.

2) Makeup: lipstick and blush

3) Two sets of keys

4) Comb

5) Gum

6) My blackberry

7) ID's for work...(different ones for different places I go).

8) Check books 2 (mine and Mom's)

9) Calander

10)Hand sanitizer (a must when I get off the subway)

11) Pens

12) Cough drops

13) Lose coins at the bottom.

14) Tissues


Everything one needs, every day and cannot do without. I don't know how I'll lessen the load!
:-)

I also usually carry a light leather briefcase, which I carry on my shoulder. If I don't have work files in it, I stuff it with more "essentials". My vitamins are in there. Some mail and bills, umbrella, recharging wires for phone, my book that I read on the train, the newspaper.

And I wonder why I have back problems. I'm going to try real hard to eliminate some "stuff".

So tell me, what do you carry?

Peace












19 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

I'm a guy- all I have to bring is my wife (who carries all that crap in her purse!).

Roger said...

Haha good one Buffalodickdy! Wow thats a big list Odat!

Matt-Man said...

Is that a European Carry-All? I carry a wallet and that is it. Cheers!!

Paul - ShadowofDiogenes said...

Odat hire a porter to carry your bag!! :-)

Christy said...

Sounds like you need a mountain climbing backpack to me.

Lizard Princess said...

I liked you photo when I saw it on "dan's blah blah blog" and now that I'm here, I like you even better: peace signs and pugs are a sure way to win me over!

Anyway; as for necessary items, without getting too personal:
1) journal
2) wallet
3) lotion (2 or 3 kinds)
4) glitter lip gloss
5) earthy scented essential oil
6) water bottle
7) snack (organic granola bars or some such treat)


There. I won't go into any more detail until I know you better!

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Hey Twinhead! You carry a comb? You're kidding me!
I carry two checkbooks also (mine and my elderly cousin's because I handle her affairs). She hasn't worked in over 25 years and she has more money than me! Go figure. I have my metro card to get on the subway (and an extra one in case I want to treat someone to a ride); my house keys, my wallet (and a ton of reciepts for all the Christmas presents I bought, including yours..hint hint), a book or a magazine (to read on the aforementioned subway...better to read than stare)a dividend check to deposit (rare, very rare) lipstick, gloss, business cards, lens cloth (to clean my glasses). Pretty boring. But I need to carry this stuff to justify all my pocketbook purchases! You know what I'm talking about!
Twinhead!


Twinhead

Odat said...

buffalo, Not funny!!!!!! I'm telling your wife you said that!
;-)

Roger, Yes it does seem long, but I'm sure I left a few things out!

Matt-man, but is it a "George Constanza" wallet?

paul, are you offering? hehe.

Christy, I'll look into that! Great idea!

Lizard Princess, Thanks so much for the visit and sharing your belongings!!! And for reminding me that I too carrying water and a snack on occasion. Pugs and peace are great things!!! lol. I'll be over to visit!

Peace

Odat said...

Twinhead...LOL...your pocketbooks are bigger than mine! So you carry more stuff...I need to buy a new one soon, come to think of it!
So did you buy me one for Christmas?????? ;-)
Peace

Open Grove Claudia said...

No lube? No vibrator? You have the space.... That might reduce some pain too.... ;)

Odat said...

Claudia, No comment. ;-)

Peace

Lois Grebowski said...

I'm gonna have to think on this one. Great meme idea!

Claudia said...

hmmm...I bring my wallet-which has my atm, id and credit cards, cell phone and keys!!. I usually have some pens and lip balm (cocoa butter...oh so nice!!) and maybe lipstick...but not much else. I don't bring makeup, books, brushes...nope. oh, but I usually try to bring water. that can get heavy. :(

Claudia said...

hmmm...I bring my wallet-which has my atm, id and credit cards, cell phone and keys!!. I usually have some pens and lip balm (cocoa butter...oh so nice!!) and maybe lipstick...but not much else. I don't bring makeup, books, brushes...nope. oh, but I usually try to bring water. that can get heavy. :(

Patti said...

I'll dump it out and let you know. One woman I know, a school administrator, called it "a bucket." She has something there.

Dan said...

You have a Blackberry? Well excuse me!! Aren't you the important one!

:)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Most of my bags are the shoulder type. I carry a wallet, keys, sunglasses, cosmetic bag with chap stick and lipstick, pen, cell phone, scraps of paper with things jotted on them, Altoids when I have them.

Sometimes I just stuff a credit card in my jeans pocket and leave everything else home.

M@ said...

You sound like a good mugging victim.

Oswegan said...

A camera, a wallet, a razr, some keys, my butt.

~Oswegan