We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
checkbook (rarely used but that is where I keep it)
small tape measure
receipts I badly need to take out
don't usually carry my gun in my purse these days :)...my kids sneak in there to get gum
wallet with checkbook and cash
Polly Pocket dolls
gum (will disappear in a day)
Portals of Prayer devotional
old coupon holder with lots of expired coupons
calendar (not updated)
old gift card w/ $3 on it
my voter's reg card (since May)
neat-o single soap sheets (2 yrs old, lost their nice smell)
Luther's Small Catechism
friend's business cards for his new biz
While dating my hubby, I was always trying to see what he had in his wallet and he would never let me see. He always carried an extra hair tie for me in his wallet which got him lots of lifted eyebrows from ppl who saw it. ;)
I carry a "handbag" (actually a Camelbak fanny pack slung over my shoulder or a Timbuk 2 messenger bag) that contains at least:
1 IBD and some spare gauze.
Notebook, index cards, post-it notes
Change of clothes for the recently potty trained brat.
Spare pair of sun glasses
travel pack of wet ones
travel pack of wet wipes
2 AA batteries.
Glock 26 and spare magazine.
The cellphone is in a pocket velcroed to the strap.
In the Timbuk2 I add a flashlight (inova), a Glock 19 and spare mags (I usually don't carry both guns, but sometimes) a trauma kit containing some a bunch of kerlix, a tourniquet, nasal airway &&etc. And a booboo kit. Some bungee cords, a multitool (I keep a swiss army knife in my pocket). I also keep my passport some more spare batteries and other random cr*p in there.
William O. B'Livion
Wallet that I've had for over 15 years. w/credit cards etc.
business card case
fingernail clippers with file
driving glasses and glass cleaning stuff
several sets of key chains with keys I have no idea what they are for
pens and mechanical pencils
post it notes
photos of some collectible jewelry that I want to find pieces to match
lots of cruddy change in the bottom of the purse that falls out of my wallet and gets gummed up with fuzz and God knows what else that collects in the corners of the purse.
I consider my car to be one giant purse. You don't want to know what is in there.
Interesting how many people carry gum. I recently read that gum sales are up up up in the recession.
I love gum, and would chew it all the time, except that society considers it low-class, so I have to sneak it when I'm alone. It relieves tension and helps me concentrate. It does make you look stupid, though.
voter registration card
credit card receipts ('til the bill comes)
ATM receipts ('til the bank statement comes)
Actually I carry a slightly oversized fancy wallet made to look like a purse.
Dad's dog tag is on the key ring along with a cricket (one of those clicker things the paratroopers carried for D-Day landings, comes in handy for announcing my whereabouts when I've lost track of my shopping companion) and a very mini flashlight.
Cell phone goes in a pocket.
Years ago I carried one of those oversized sholder bags until I got tired of the extra weight hanging on my shoulder. I took a look one night at all the stuff that had collected in it that I didn't need from one week to the next and decided to go the minimalist route. That had the advantage of stopping the 'hey, honey, put this in your bag' added weight, too.