Friday, October 1, 2010

Well, Since You Asked…The Bottomless Purse

When I asked my hubs the other day to hand me my purse he decided that he would try his hand at comedy (don’t give up the day job sweetie) and amid much moaning and groaning he brought it to me.

Hubs, “ OMG…wth do you have in here?”

Me, “Just stuff.”

Hubs, “What kind of stuff?”

Me, “Just stuff.”

Hubs, “You always say stuff when you don’t want me to know something.”

Me, *rolling eyes*, “ No, Mr. I am paranoid beyond belief, it’s just stuff I need.”

Hubs, “You could bench press this purse. It should be registered as a dangerous weapon. What could be in here that is so important your willing to walk tipped to one side for the rest of your life?”

And that got me thinking. How many people REALLY know what is in their significant others purses?  Purses are an amazing thing. I am reminded of a scene in Stacia Kane’s Downside series where Terrible (you who have read this series know what I speak of) is talking about purses and the power of them. He says that purses are the only thing that truly belongs to woman. It contains their “power” and they would never willing surrender it. 

I thought about that for a long time. I would die if I lost my purse. It has so much of me in it. Not just things I need but things I have done. Growing up, my mother’s purse was the subject of my fascination for years. I would do ANYTHING to put my grubby little hands in there and excavate it for it’s mysterious treasures. Un known  boxes and tubes that just begged to be opened, bottles of alluring scents, handfuls of loose change that went straight into my piggy bank. Sometimes if I was REALLY lucky I would unearth the ever elusive tic tacs. :) 

So I decided to break the age long mystery and show the world what is in MY purse. Don’t be scared.


Shall we take a tour?

I have shipping labels, mail from 3 weeks ago, Dryel stain cleaner, a rhinestone tiara (sometimes I feel the need to be princessy), camera, shampoo/conditioner sample, a 3 yr old birthday party invite, a granola bar (not sure how old), cough drops, straw(‘cause I always get screwed in the drive thrus when I order drinks),a calendar I don’t use, a clean pr of underwear (my mom always saws to carry a clean pr just in case. In case of what? I have no idea), socks(same rule applies here to), e reader, umbrella, Blackberry, wallet, compact, headband, hand lotion, hand santiizer, 3 lip plumpers, lip gloss, lip stick(Smashbox Nude :)),a crayon, a pen, spf 70 face lotion, a lighter.

Next week, elusive men’s wallet.


So tell me…what’s in your purse?


J.A. Saare said...

Oh my God, I have so much crap in my purse. I love yours, by the way. :)

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

J.A. Saare-Thank you. :) My hubs couldn't believe I could fit all that in there. lol

Mandi said...

I LOVE what is in your purse.

I have wallet, keys, phone, two chapsticks, three glosses, compact, nail file, 4 matchbox cars, two McD's skateboard happy meal toys, tons of change, a magazine, one sock, my dad's handkerchief, and gum :)

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Mine has a wallet, 2 checkbooks, a book and about 5 pounds of store receipts at the bottom. Oh and pics of my kids!

Jenny said...

I love that you have a tiara in your purse, that is awesome. And you referenced Terrible in a post about the contents of your purse which makes you brilliant:) I don't have nearly as much stuff in mine, but yet my purse is bigger than yours. I have no idea why I have such a big purse, I keep nothing but my wallet, keys, sunglasses, and lip gloss in there. There's no need for all that space, but like you, I carry it around tipped to one side because the purse itself weighs a ton!

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Mandi-Thank you. I used to have a ton of McD toys but kidlet took them back. lol

Amy-*GASP* I don;t even think I hae a pic of my kid. Im a terrible mother.

Jenny-Everyone needs a tiara and to read the Downside series. I have a purse that I swear weighs 2 lbs empty. I hurt after I use it.

Twimom227 said...

I just bought a new purse this week, so mine has been cleaned out. I only have 2 wallets, 2 lipsticks, 2 chapsticks, hairpic, tums, tylenol, kindle, book, iPhone (which has over 400 photos of my kids/family/friends), headphones, tin of tea bags, McD happy meal toys (2), 2 pens, a small tape measure, sunglasses, weight watcher membership book, some coupons for various stores, and a box of tic tacs.

The Book Vixen said...

Am I the only one who has feminine products in her purse? Panties but no tampons/pads? LOL

Along with my monthly items, I have my wallet, checkbook, pens, chapstick, napkins, receipts, keys, bobby pins, shout wipies, regular wipies, .... I think that's about it :)