What’s in your purse? That’s the topic chosen by the lovely Stasha and Ducky from Batcrap Crazy. I recently downsized from a ginormous purse to this one because it keeps me from hauling around everyone else in the family’s stuff.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, it’s red. I like my purses like I like my wine. Sadly, there is no wine in my purse, at least not right now.
10. iPhone - I dropped it in a cup of coffee, so it has some charging issues. It’s either in my hand, my purse, or on the charger.
9. Receipts - Some of them I need to keep, but a few are from the grocery store. There’s a coupon on the back to our favorite Mexican restaurant, so I always keep some handy. You never know when you’ll need emergency carne asada and margaritas.
8. Keys - Someone, I won’t name names but I’m married to him, throws his keys anywhere which means they are perpetually lost. I keep my keys in my purse, so they are hardly ever lost.
7. Wallet - Also recently downsized, so it doesn’t even hold my checkbook and photos anymore. Often Dallas’ wallet is in my purse too because he “doesn’t like to sit on it all the time.” This proved to be a very poor choice on our trip back from Hawaii. Our friends had generously dropped our van off hours before our flight arrived. We got in at 5 AM, Dallas went to find the car while I waited for the bags. Once I had them he would just pick me up. It was an excellent plan, until I got this text:
Woopsie. He didn’t have any money to get the car out of parking. Needless to say, he stopped putting his wallet in my purse.
6. Blockbuster Video Card - I guess I can get rid of that now.
5. Boob Card - Seriously. My hoots have a serial number on them. If I ever get murdered and they cut off my hands and pull out all my teeth I can be identified by the my fun bags. Hopefully they won’t get chopped off too.
4. Purse Hanger - I hate when restaurant chairs won’t hang my purse. This little thing is the best investment I ever made. (Please ignore my freakishly long fingers.)
*After Fred Astaire’s first screen, a 1933 memo from the MGM testing director said, “Can’t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” Astaire kept that memo over his fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.
*A relatively unsuccessful marketer of restaurant equipment, he didn’t sell his first hamburger until age 52. At a time when many people prepare for retirement, Ray Kroc built McDonald’s from a handful of hamburger stands into the world’s largest food chain.
*When his older brother was killed during WWII, he first withdrew into a shell. Then he began to listen to the radio to ease his pain. Soon he was dreaming about hosting his own radio show. That led Dick Clark to start American bandstand.
*Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
2. This quote:
“Have patience with all things but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You’re a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. Unconditional self-acceptance is the core of a peaceful mind.”
What’s in your purse?