I’ve had this idea for awhile, and the thought of it gets more and more amusing every time I consider it.
As you can see in the photo, I thought it would be funny to dump out my purse and explain it’s contents. Hey, it’s my column, I can write about stupid things if I want :-)
These are the things in my purse on Thursday, May 31:
• My wallet. It’s a superhero-exclamation wallet, decorated with things superheroes say, like “ZAP!” and “POW!” I bought this at the Oddball Emporium in Tacoma, Washington.
• My keys. Big deal. Next thing...
• An emergency flashlight. Actually, it’s simply a flashlight, emergency or what-have-you.
• That weird brown thing that looks like an acorn is..........I think it’s an acorn? Also obtained in Tacoma, Washington. My son Justin picked it up out of his brother Jake’s yard, handed it to me and said, “I got you this, Mom”. I told him I would keep it forever so now I have to....
• My mom’s Washington state driver’s license. One of the pieces of her that I carry around every day.
• Business card from Linton Glass. I went there recently to have my windshield replaced and I must say, they did an amazing job!
• Random card from WorkOne with some numbers written on it. I have no idea why I have this, and I was hoping someone out there could tell me.
• Scrap of paper that says, “WRV end mileage 97572”. Anyone who claims mileage expenses in the course of their workday will understand the need for this.
• Eye drops. I have easily-irritated eyes that get red when I’m tired, if I have a cold, if it’s allergy season or if I do nothing at all. I get tired of people implying that I’m stoned (I’M NOT) so I carry these.
• Tube of Fixodent. Yes, I am old. You’ll be old someday, God willing.
• Shiny business card holder. Very handy, when I remember to fill it.
• Mango-flavored Dum-Dum pop. Got this from Cory at WalMart when he was changing my tire. Thanks, Cory!
• Mirror compact that says “PUNK” on it, with skulls and crossbones. Because I am that person who will attend a meeting and will have no idea she has eye boogers or a pen mark on her face.
• Zippered coin purse. For coins and random pieces of paper like the seventh entry above.
• Stylus pen. I should have said “Awesome stylus pen,” but it’s too late now. This one came from Welch & Cornett and I really like it. Thanks, Welch & Cornett, and I do hope your pens are complimentary.......
• Tin of Arctic Strawberry Altoids. Have you tried these? They’re delicious and bonus: free tin to put stuff in!
Well, that was less interesting than it sounded like it would be, but at least everyone knows what’s in my purse this week.
I’ll try to come up with something more worthy of reading next time, guys.