Monday, January 28, 2013

Items in my purse today

My friend Karen does this on Facebook once in awhile, and I think it's fun. And in my quest to blog more, this could potentially be called "filler."

So here are the contents of my purse, which currently is a big-ass canvas bag from the Gap, with leopard print on it, as of right now:
  1. 1 size 4 Huggies diaper (unused).
  2. The January/February issue of "The Atlantic." I bought it on Saturday, and just started reading it today. I read a fun little article about how there are whole counties in West Virginia where folks live on streets without names, while I ate my lunch. Very light, nicely done. Good writing.
  3. A 2 oz. bottle of Burt's Bees hand sanitizer. I have to be honest: I always forget this is in there.
  4. A receipt for the books I bought for Jules that his Grandma Palma gave him for his birthday. Buying books on someone else's dime is so much fun.
  5. My little red Coach bag that holds my Bare Minerals makeup, brushes, and some eyeliner and an eyeliner sharpener, all of which I remember to apply about once a week. I try, but it's hard to find the time some mornings, and I hate doing it at my desk like some of my coworkers. My old boss Stacey bought the bag for me for Christmas one year; it's the perfect size.
  6. My little red LeSportsac square bag that holds my portable Wifi device and its battery. I guess I like little red bags. This stuff fits perfectly in this little bag.
  7. A Happy Tot organic superfood pouch (Spinach, Mango and Pear flavor). Jules loves these, and they're great to have when we're out. Patrick and I always refer to these as "squeezers," as in, "Jules, do you want a squeezer?" In the refrigerator, we keep them on the door where he can reach them and grab one when the door is opened, if he's interested. They don't really need to be refrigerated if they're not opened but he seems to like the cold ones (though he'll eat a room temperature one, too).
  8. A blue, pink, and green sippy cup, half full (half empty?) of water.
  9. Not in the makeup bag: Burt's Bees Natural Lip Gloss, in "Sweet Pink." All my lip gloss is pretty plain. I don't like bright colors on my lips.
  10. My old Burberry eyeglass case, which holds my (non-Burberry!) prescription red Ray Ban sunglasses. I liked those Burberry eyeglass frames, but JP broke them irretrievably when he was about six months old. The Ray Bans are cool but the case was too darn big. Because of my eyeglass prescription, I'm limited on the style of sunglasses I can get, which kind of sucks. I was glad to see these Ray Bans.
  11. Not in the makeup bag: a tube of Smith's Rosebud Salve. Not just for lips, it can be used on dry skin anywhere or even minor burns (or diaper rash, but I've never tried it on Jules). Made in France (ooh la la)!  I usually buy this in the little tin, but because I have a bad habit of leaving my purse on the floor of my car overnight, that stuff gets messy. The tube is nicer. I love this stuff. A guy working box office one night a few years ago at City Garage tried it once and didn't like it, though. He said, "I hope you're not planning on getting kissed tonight," after he saw me put some on my lips. All I can say is, I haven't had any complaints! Also of note: I've forgotten this guy's name.
  12. A 1.75 oz. tube of Aquaphor. I love this stuff. As someone with eczema, occasional psoriasis, and chronic chapped lips, Aquaphor comes in handy for all sorts of things. It's a pretty big tube; I've had it a long time. 
  13. A little package of tissues I bought at Walgreens. Their store brand is called "Nice!" The package design is light blue with white doggies on it. It's cute.
  14. My black with white polka dots coin purse. Full of pennies, I think. And some Forever stamps.
  15. Not in the makeup bag: Yes to Carrots C Me Shine Lip Gloss, in "Carrot Kiss." A co-worker recommended the Yes to Carrots line to me, but I don't like the skin care products. Too scented! However, the lip gloss is nice. I tend to lose lip gloss, so I have a lot of it on hand... all over the place. I almost never use it up, instead I lose it before I can use it. Kind of a waste of money, I guess, but what can I say? I need lip gloss.
  16. A whole bunch of Subway coupons that expire on 2/15. I used to go to Subway almost every day, until my co-worker reminded me of Dave's Deli, which is just around the corner from Subway. Now I'm addicted to their roast beef with avocado sandwich. Seriously good.
  17. A certificate for a free car wash at Norm Reeve's Honda. I had my car serviced last week, and the car wash was broken. The guy in the blue shirt gave me a freebie. When I'll have a chance to go back just for a car wash... well, I don't know, either.
  18. Not in the makeup bag (whew!):  a little tube of Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm by Zoya in "Purr." This one is a little darker than my usual choices, therefore, I don't wear it very much. Zoya was recommended to me, but it's a little stickier than I like my lip gloss.
  19. The little square charger for my iPhone, but not the cable. I always misplace that damn cable. I think it's plugged into my laptop but I'm not positive.
  20. A sample of novAurora's (new?) Peppermint Organic Lip Balm. Man, I am overflowing with lip balm. This stuff was sent with my last order, and I love it. It's a little thicker than usual lip balm, and kind of has an exfoliating (?) texture, but once it's on, it disappears, supplies a ton of long lasting moisture, and tastes great. I only see it as part of the "Winter Moisturizing" set but I would buy it on it's own. I love novAurora skincare, I use it everyday, and it's gentle on my weird skin but effective. And it's organic. Really nice stuff. These products and the company are lovely. I highly recommend.
  21. A free-floating dime. Get in the coin purse, you rascal!
  22. My keys, which have the two mini drumsticks I got when I met Stewart Copeland at the Guitar Center in Hollywood a few years ago. Ah. Memories...
  23. My wallet, which right now contains zero cash, but instead, a couple of free passes to the Long Beach Aquarium, and a $50 gift card to Souplantation.
Well, okay, that's all. I have a shitload of lip gloss. That's the only conclusion I can make at this time.

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