Aug 28, 2006

the deep, deep, dark, dark, deepdark pit

I think it's time for me to clean out my purse. The thing won't hardly even zip today. A quick peek inside reveals the problem -- it is chock-full of everything I could ever need and more for any situation that could ever come up ever in my life. Or at least, that's what it looks like with all the junk in there!

First of all, I have three checkbooks. At this point I stop to wonder if I even have three checking accounts? And when was the last time I wrote a check? Cause I am all about debit cards and online bill payments. So, note to self, balance my accounts and consolidate checkbooks tonight.

Loose paper - I swear, in this so-called "paperless society" why is paper still overwhelming me at every turn? Sifting through I see that I went to the movies (ticket stub), I have receipts from Chinese food, camping, pizza, back to school shopping, and my new eyeglasses. I have medical and daycare receipts that need to be submitted. I have a pile of business cards and phone numbers and email addresses scribbled on scraps of paper that need phone calls (it seems it's time for little kitty's distemper booster too). I have a book of stamps. I have a grocery list (mostly produce - bananas, apples, grapes, film, cream cheese, hummus, crackers, onion, squash, trash bags). Wow, I should go through this paper more often. Clearly I am putting some things off!

Lip gloss - it was so ridiculous I had to count them up. Six. SIX. S.I.X!! That is just nuts! At last check, I only had two lips, so I'm not quite sure that I need six separate lip glosses. But if you're ever chappy or pale.... come see me. I've got you covered.

Fruit flavored Mentos. Those are just yummy! I always have mints stashed everywhere, but lately I've been substituting Mentos. They are equally satisfying, but don't last as long since I usually have couple at a time.

My cell phone and bluetooth headset - the phone has been dead for the better part of a week. I generally leave the charger at work since that is where I spend most of my time. But I brought it with me when I went on vacation, and now I've screwed the whole system up. I can't find that one, so I brought the one from home in to work, etc etc. Long story short, I haven't been very accessible by cell phone this week. (Which if you remember
what I said before about phones, is just fine by me!)

My iPod is in there too. It is in it's adorable pink case that DDs gave me for my birthday. It's filled with lots of retro eighties and nineties that I love. TONS of Barenaked Ladies songs. (They go on tour again soon - YIPPEE!!!) Most of the stuff in the current Billboard top forty is there too. My music tastes are varied and ecclectic. I don't really stick to one genre.

What ISN'T in there is my driver's license. I haven't been able to find it for weeks. I don't even really remember the last time I had it. Probably when I went to see those really funny bands for Lisa's birthday! This is the longest I've ever lost it before. I'm actually at the point where I'm thinking of going to the DMV for a new one.

Well, now that I have sorted through and reorganized my purse, I'm off to use my loose change to go buy a soda (or pop for those of you south of the Mason-Dixon, or west of the Mississippi


BFF said...

I knew that my man could figure out the problem!!!!

As I was trying to say, how can we fit enough stuff to basically survive in a bag the size of a sheet of paper, but we need three bags to go away for a week?? Does that happen to you?
And you didn't trade your license with someone to see if the doorman would notice again, did you? Good luck with DMV.

tosin said...

The sad part is, the guy didn't even comment on it. He just let us all in. He only carded us to humor us and not make us cry.

PS... I found it, deep in the side pocket of some cargo pants with money wrapped around it. Probably from that night???