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12-16-2008, 12:46 PM
This morning as I rummaged around in my purse for a piece of gum I realized that we ladies keep some pretty strange stuff in there. I thought it might be fun to share some of the strange contents:

Here's a few of mine:

- a banana
- an In Living Color magnet that says "Hated It" (I know some of you remember that show, hehe.. it's acutally a gag gift for my sister that I meant to mail months ago)
- a wine cork
- a whistle (no idea)

12-16-2008, 12:51 PM
Just a few things ...

Abreva - ugh, in use right now.

Spout thingie to put on my bottle of olive oil - my sister gave it to me last time I was at her house.

Leftover napkins from Corner Bakery.

A couple checks to deposit.

A ruler.

12-16-2008, 12:52 PM
- a hair brush
- 5 lighters (who the heck needs FIVE lighters?)
- cigarettes
- 2 packs of gum
- key chain with keys
- wallet
- my eyeglass case with a cloth to clean my glasses
- lipgloss

that is all.

12-16-2008, 12:58 PM
- My WW calculator & food tracker.
- 2 Pens.
- A small notebook.
- Wallet w/all my wallety things in it.
- A metal tin with all my change.
- A pouch that carries a small mirror, tweezers, bandaids, eyeglasses cleansing cloth, bc pills, tissues, and of course, a couple of pads. (Just in case)
- Keys.

12-16-2008, 12:58 PM
- checkbook
- wallet
- moleskine
- wired phone headset
- bluetooth headset
- keys
- 2 pens
- 1 earring
- lipstick
- lip gloss
- tin with aspirin and other meds
- plastic package cutter
- 3 receipts
- snack baggie with sliced apple
- handful of loose change at the very bottom


12-16-2008, 01:00 PM
Oh geez...

6 lipglosses
1 chapstick
2 bottles of lotion
1 bottle instant sanitizer
Instant sanitizer lid (floating around on its own)
Small orange
Body Splash
Loose packets of Splenda, running wild
Nail file
Loose change
A Christmas ornament?
Hair clip
Back-up meds for BF
Pay check stubs
WW booklet

...and a partridge in a pear tree!

12-16-2008, 01:03 PM
Petunia - lol, I have the loose splenda packets too!

12-16-2008, 01:32 PM
Hmmm....lets see

A crazy huge ring of keys
My beat up wallet
2 check books
Swiss Army Knife
2 receipts from Kohl's and one from Nordstrom
1 Zone Perfect Bar -- Dark Chocolate Flavor
2 Hot Wheels Cars
4 Transformers Stickers
3 Batman Fruit Roll-ups...three little boys perhaps?
1 Vanilla Spice Shimmer Lip Balm from Bath and Body Works
Brown-Black Maybelline Eyeliner
2 Clinique Concealers -- freakin' dark circles...bane of my existence :)
1 Christmas Card
1 Unpaid Verizon Wireless Bill
Bare Minerals Powder
A Book about the history of Islam -- light reading from my father :D
A light dusting of crumbs at the bottom?...and a $1.97 in loose change

Shannon in ATL
12-16-2008, 01:39 PM
Leatherman Micra clipped to a belt sized caribener
Two Mary Kay zipper bags with powder, three lip gloss, three burts bees with tint
Three receipts
Trader Joe's green tea mints
Eyeglasses and case
Three earrings, none from the same pair
Small metal tin from Denmark with assorted asprin, Pepto, Immodium, Alleve
Tampons (have to be prepared! :) )
some loose change
snack baggie of almonds
granola bar - low fat
two packs of Sponge Bob fruit treats
Personal cell phone, work Blackberry
8 pens, 2 sharpies

12-16-2008, 01:44 PM
Well I downgraded to my smallish VB wallety purse, so not as much as usual. Tee-hee.

a 20 spot
a ring, wore it the other day, took it off and put it in there.
2 or 3 splenda packets (a common happening around here- huh)
keys w/key fob and my big Moosey keychain
chapstick and a lipbalm or is it gloss? I forget what one is accompanying the chapstick
Store cards
GC for B&BW and Sephora's, I *think* my Vitamin World one is in there too?
Debit cards and such
Cell phone

That my deary's is a lot to fit in this tiny ole thing... imagine how those poor keys feel being crammed in there. LOL!

12-16-2008, 01:48 PM
makeup (several items in a little pouch)
mini lint brush
Tide stick
lip gloss
usb thumb drive
cell phone
reading glasses
business card holder

12-16-2008, 01:49 PM
Eucerin Cream
gym locker lock
loose change
shopping list
random bits of paper
rubber bands.

12-16-2008, 02:03 PM
Don't know about strange but rather some of the usual things...

Eye glass case
Sun glasses
Eyeglass cleaning cloth
About 3 different lipsticks
2 lip glosses
aleve & tylenol
little bag with bandaids, pads, hair pick, rubber band, tweezers, toothpicks, tampons lol
Christmas list so no one will see or find it
peppermints & gum
About 3 or 4 pens (thought I had a lot until last night at WW..this girl pulled out about 20, yikes)

Good thing I carry a back pack purse!

I think that is about it, like it's not enough :lol:

12-16-2008, 02:12 PM
lip balm
lip gloss
toy train
spare vitamins in case I forget to take them (1 daily, 1 b-complex, 1 zinc, 1 defend and resist)
kleenex pack
hand sanitizer
cuticle cream
hand lotion
small tin with tums and tylenol
2 batman band-aids
3 pens
loose change
3 christmas lists
sunglass case/sunglasses
fruit snacks

This is my everyday bag - not huge by any means

I also have a clutch I use frequently - in it is:
duplicate drivers license
burts bees lip shine
check blanks

12-16-2008, 02:39 PM
My checkbook wallet
My debit card, cash, etc wallet
USB mouse for my computer
Cell phone
Random pieces of Orbit Cinnamon gum
Receipts from all places
Red Scarf
Scientific Calculator
Pencil pouch with pens and pencils
Couple of tubes of lipstick

12-16-2008, 03:44 PM
tick tacks (they're my hubby's)
2 lipglosses
Navy wife coin

I have a shoulder bag, so I try to keep it keep.

12-16-2008, 05:15 PM
This is gonna be fun... (I emptied the thing not so long ago, so it could be much worse)

2 pieces of felt, orange and dark blue
a ripper
12 chestnuts
lots of pens
about $4 in change
all kinds of paperwork
an oncology book
water bottle
extra bicycle keys
a pair of sweat pants
a belt
my medical iinstruments purse, containing a stethoscope, a flashlight, a reflex thingy and a goniometer
2 organizers
garbage, for example a flattened plastic coffee cup
a broken watch
permanent marker (different ones)
a roll of peppermint
anti transpirant stuff
a piece of liquorice (what the ****?)
lip gloss

Okay, maybe I should clear it out again.

12-16-2008, 08:49 PM
I rarely carry a purse - as things go in, but never come out.

In my pockets I have
small wallet
personal cell phone
company blackberry
one car key on a key ring

12-16-2008, 08:57 PM
Tape measure
individual tea packet
hearing aid batteries
usb drive
sewing kit

12-16-2008, 09:22 PM
Tube of lipstick
tube of mascara
a single sock (oops forgot to thow it in the wash with my son's other one)
3 lighters
pack of smokes
bunch of napkins
A Calgary Stampede tattoo saying "wear the hat"
A wooden spoon and ladle - forgot they were in there from potluck today
pack of gum
tons of loose change
lip balm
2 books
my iPhone

12-16-2008, 10:47 PM
-over-the-counter cold meds
-hand cream
-2 packets of "sweet and low"
-"clean & clear" shine-free compact
-hair bands/hair clips
-2 pens
-2 lipsticks
-lip balm from Serendipity 3 in NYC
-pack of tissues with Toronto Maple Leafs logo (??)-I like Montreal Canadiens, but needed the tissues

Suzanne 3FC
12-16-2008, 11:30 PM
Too funny, I was just making fun of Jennifer because her purse weighs more than a small child!

I have....

a very lightweight wallet
a pen


12-17-2008, 12:37 AM
I have:

change purse
clip on watch
hand sanitizer
tape measure
folding reading glasses

But then I just cleaned it out yesterday....dumped all the change in the red kettle and got rid of the receipts and trash.

12-17-2008, 01:41 AM
I have practically everything necessary to sustain life and pull those teeny bits of paper out of the office printer when it jams up. But among the more unusual...

a whistle - in case I 1) get mugged again or 2) the big earthquake finally hits and I am buried - I want them to find me
a flashlight because I am claustrophobic and the idea of getting stuck in a dark elevator by myself gives me the heebie jeebies
an extra battery for the flashlight in case it takes them a while to get to me (I figure I can use the light on my cell phone to see and swap the battery if I have to).
cough drops in case I'm stuck in said elevator without my trusty water bottle and my sinus drip acts up and I start choking and coughing
an unopened pack of cigarettes from when I quit smoking in April 2004 - figured that if I ever got tempted to pick up a cigarette again, I wanted one that was really old, nasty and stale so I wouldn't get tempted again
a book of matches from about the same time I quit smoking. I figure they won't light any more further protecting me from the temptation to spontaneously light up.
a mixture of postage stamps that just say First Class and whose denomination while I'm sure is not current, is also a mystery to me
a $2 bill I got from some where, some time so that I always have some money
a magic bean my mother gave me years ago. Said to carry it in your wallet and you will always have money. It must be true because while not rich, I have always had at least $2 and some change.
several car registrations and insurance cards, most of which are out of date. I take them out, look at them, realize they are out of date, fold them up and put them back into another part of my purse (to come across another day) because I don't want to throw my private info in a public trash can :dizzy:

12-17-2008, 01:50 AM
I use a satchel type thing as both my book bag for class and my purse- so it's mainly pens, pencils, gum, Kleenex, and when it's not vacation, then papers, notebooks, folders mainly. Books and MP3 player, keys, phone.

12-17-2008, 02:38 AM
i carry a backpack w/ me because i don't have a car to keep all my crap in. lets see- i have three books, a bento bag that has all my essentials- and i mean all- any medication i may need at any given time (tums, immodium, avele, excederine, valium, vitamins, cough drops, allergy and cold meds, gas-x, bcp my god!), chapstick, prep-h wipes, spare pads, tiger balm, glasses case w/ cleaner, floss, you name it. lol. i have my nalgene bottle, wallet, keys, some scrapbooking stuff i keep forgetting to put away, coupons i'll never use and are probably expired, my ipod AND speakers to go with it. spare food in case i ever need a snack.

12-17-2008, 03:38 AM
in mine i have:

organizer/wallet with passport, visa, cc's, checkbook, and very little cash
mini sewing kit
cell phone
huge bottle of daily vitamins i bought in the states at wal mart
tons of postcards i have picked up at diff places i have visited since i have been in the uk
capitol one bill -glad i looked, its due today lol
small bubble manila envelope with pics of my family from home to look at when im feeling homesick.
phillips screwdriver?? lol
antibiotics im on atm
my moms mothers ring she gave me that i need to have re sized
extra pack of cigs
change in the bottom