(Pardon me if this post makes no sense. I've just completed writing it and it's forty minutes past my bedtime and I don't think my eyes will stay up long enough to reread it. Which is just as well, cuz I probably wouldn't post this if I reread it.)
I think yesterday's post gave the mistaken impression that I only have ten things in my bag. I don't. I've mentioned before that I am ultra organized, so it's all arranged in cases and things. But I still carry more with me than I should admit to. But I will. So here goes, for the ultimate humiliation, the full contents of my bag:
16 oz hot cup and lid, (unused, I'm proud to say.) a packet of sugar-free hot-cocoa mix, an audio input cable, an orange pepper (I was WONDERING what happened to that!),
A wristlet, containing: seven bobby pins, the piece that fell of of my glasses (can someone please remind me to get it put back on?), a picture of two adorable little girls, a twenty dollar gift certificate to the local seforim store, a check for 14 dollars, a stick of yellow orbit gum, thirty nine dollars and fifty one cents (I suddenly feel very rich. Who wants to go shopping?), a folding pen with my name on it, a package of pink fruit-choice gum.
Back to the bag: a mini package of CVS tissues (unopened. Carrying them is an insurance policy against colds.), a pair of headphones.
A makeup bag containing: a mini tube of advil, a mini tube of Tylenol PM, two mini boxes of raisins, a traveling hair brush, a mini spray bottle of Lysol, a plastic CPR mask, a mini tube of curel hand cream, two sudafed tablets (in case the tissues insurance thing doesn't work, this is a total guarantee), a tube of blistex, a medicated chapstick, an insulin pen needle, four bic pens, two sharpie pens, one ultra fine point point sharpie marker (be impressed. I've graduated from carrying my entire marker collection with me. Why do you look surprised? Doesn't EVERYONE have marker collection?), one purple LePen felt tip pen, One prefilled novolog insulin pen, nine q-tips (again, all unused, you'll be proud to hear), five bandaids, one check (See, I didn't want to shlep around my whole checkbook, that would be totally unnecessary;-), a memory stick pro duo adapter, a package of yellow orbit gum, a folding mirror, nine dollars cash. Whew.
Onto the second makeup bag. (Gosh, if you wouldn't open them you would think I am a total MP!) A Bluetooth headset, a Bluetooth charger, two iPod cables (no, one wouldn't be enough. Duh.), a USB wall/car charger, a wall to car charger, an insulin pump clip (why that's there I don't know. I don't clip my insulin pump to anything, generally.), another memory stick pro duo adapter, cell phone charger, a spare iPod for emergencies (what do you mean you don't know what kind of emergency requires a spare iPod? You don't have them??).
Now back to the bag: A Practical Guide to Writing Fiction, an organizer which I have yet to update for today, a camera in a case, a pair of 100% cashmere gloves-14.99-awesomely warm, a handful of sunflower seeds (no, I will NOT count them. Sorry, I have some dignity.),
A THIRD makeup case, containing: my one touch ultra link (that's a blood sugar-or blood glucose, it abbreviates better- meter, for those uneducated folks.), two half empty vials of test strips, one lancing device (that's the nifty little tool that shoots a needle into your finger to extract a drop of blood. And if my doctor or mother is reading this, please do not note the absence of extra lancets in my meter case. I er, I um, changed it last year!).
Back to the bag, there is a stray quarter in the bottom, also a mostly-empty water bottle, and a couple of splenda packets (perhaps they were to go with the drink I never made in that cup?), a mini package of highlighters (trust me, this is better than it used to be. Think a fourth makeup bag filled with sharpies.), a roll of double sided tape, a jar of hemp foot protector (if you don't get it, you must not have diabetes either. Except I only put it on right before bed, so I don't really get it either.), my glasses, my wallet (it's tiny too. Really, it's tiny. More like a card carrier. I never carry more than I must, obviously.), a CD of the theme song for a tzedaka organization I volunteer for, two more sticks of orbit gum, another bic pen, and a handful of assorted gas, grocery store and drug store receipts.
That's it. Not too much, right?
Go on gals, do it! What's in YOUR bag? Don't be embarrassed, it can't be worse than mine!