What's in your purse or wallet?

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  1. terptoteacher

    terptoteacher Connoisseur

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    May 26, 2010

    So I got this idea from my sister in law's blog....what's in your purse???

    Mine:
    my wallet...doesn't close anymore because it's stuffed with coffee cards, id cards and such...
    a pencil pouch with lots of different colored ball point pens because I'm a penaholic,
    and a Japanese fan--that fan has really come in handy!!!
    a little Japanese notebook because it was a gift from a studentand because we need something to keep score when we ....see next item
    a little container of dice to play Farkle
    a calendar
    a camera cuz you never know when you'll need it
    Burt's Bee's lip balm,
    lipstick
    a whistle--don't know exactly why
    a beaded lady bug coin purse--too cute to resist
    and my thumb drive....
     
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  3. shouldbeasleep

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    What isn't?

    I'm emptying it now because I'm curious.

    Some photographs from Field Day
    a checkbook that never gets used
    a Secret Pal Exchange list (throwing it away now)
    a pink and white polka-dot pen

    a fast food napkin
    wrapper from a straw
    a receipt from Dairy Queen (What???? I needed a Blizzard!)
    a receipt from La Fiesta (And???? I needed some Mexican food)

    Two Tylenol Arthritis pills
    One Advil tube with 3 pills in it
    Myoflex pain relieving cream
    One prescription strength pain reliever (I'm big on no pain)

    cell phone
    small Brighton wallet
    a change purse from 31 with $3.69 in change
    One of those "Do not eat" product freshness packs (????)

    an Evan-Moor catalog
    one bill, one bank statement, one solicitation letter

    one Super Bubble bubble gum
    one small pack of lemonade-cherry Nerds
    one orange Jawbreaker
    (all gone now. I just ate them.)

    my ID card
    my IPOD
    a bottle of Starbuck's Vanilla Frappuccino
    Some weird black cap from something, broken. (throwing it away now)
    Asthma inhalor
    Fresh mint hand lotion
    a small wind-up toy cat that does backflips
    a CD of downloaded from Itunes current hits

    Notice there is no brush or comb. (Why bother? My hair goes every which way anyway.)
    There are no car keys. They are always left in the car in the garage.
    No make-up. (Again, why bother? It all comes off anyway.)
     
  4. Ms. I

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    May 26, 2010

    I started this exact thread here a while back, but it's always interesting! :)

    I don't like carrying a bag that's too large. I like about 9x12 in size.

    wallet
    sunglasses
    makeup bag
    cell phone & bluetooth
    couple of pens
    post-its
    tissue
    lotion
    mirror
    keys
    anti-bacterial hand gel
    emergency cell phone charger - no outlet necessary
     
  5. msmullenjr

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    May 26, 2010

    I have what many have called "The Smallest Purse Ever", but I'll play...

    Wallet- Zips closed because there is hardly anything in it. Each "card" is tucked into its little pocket and organized by frequency of use.

    Mirror- Its also my face make up.

    Tiny zipper pouch- Big enough to hold 3 tampons, but it actually holds an eyeliner pencil, lip liner pencil, and my lipgloss.

    A small Motrin2Go bottle

    2 pens

    A small lotion
     
  6. JustMe

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    Okay, I sit here with my purse in my lap, so...

    7 writing utensils of different varieties
    Feminine products of different varieties
    Carmex
    Keys
    iPod
    2 pontytail holders
    Jumpdrive
    Cell Phone
    A tiny flashlight (because I'm afraid of the dark)
    Brush
    Wallet
     
  7. mandagap06

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    May 26, 2010

    You sound like my friend from my 2nd job (retail). We have a purse check each night before closing where our closing manager looks in our purses to make sure we did not steal anything and we always laugh when we look in her bag its that small!!
    My bag has too much junk but off hand:
    My wallet
    checkbook in its holder
    mp3 player
    when I go anywhere it has my cell and keys(right now its in my car though)
    makeup bag with go to items(lip gloss, mirror, meds for that time of the mo. my inhalor etc)
    a little notebook/pens(I always loose and can never have enough)
    gum
    I know more but I can't think off hand!
     
  8. tinytotsteacher

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    okay, I'll play, it gives me the chance to clean it out!
    Cell phone
    1 cough drop
    3 different lip balms
    comb?(don't know why, I never comb my hair once it's done)
    asthma inhaler
    Tyleneol tube with tylenol, ibuprofen, imodium, and benedryl
    purse pak of kleenex
    checkbook with pen attached. Drivers Lic. tucked inside
    3 tampons
    receipt for lunch from January 1.
    receipt from liquor store from April 29
    receipt from McDonalds lunch April 21
    2 McDonalds punch cards
    Papa Murphy's punch card
    Fantastic Sam's punch card
    $4.00
    Wedding ring(took it off at the lake and put it in my coin section)
    2 Thrift store punch cards
    Insurence card
    2 credit cards
    Dentist appointment card
    daughter-in-laws business card
    Chiropractor appt. card from October 6
    Tic Tac's

    Well, I now know when my next dentist appointment is, and one of my punch cards is full, and worth $5 off at the thrift store!
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    We have a bag check at my job too and I refuse to bring a bag to work for that reason. I just leave it in my car. I HATE people touching my stuff!

    My purse is large but I don't have too much stuff in it:

    A broken pen (i should throw that out)
    a working pen
    coupons
    a pendant (i should put that in my jewelry box)
    wallet
    makeup
    perfume
    lotion
    gum
    small pad of paper
    a few of my husband's business cards
    cell phone
     
  10. Ranchwife

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    May 27, 2010

    Wallet/check book
    keys
    cell phone
    2 mechanical pencils
    2 pens
    gum
    hand sanitizer
    tractor toy
    ipod
    eye drops
    Advil
     
  11. scholarteacher

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    May 27, 2010

    Well...this probably won't be everything....
    Pictures
    an extendable back scracher
    those little plastic flossers
    meds
    make up
    wallet--cash--debit card, etc.
    gift cards and coupons
    pens, pencils, etc.
    gum
    crystal light mix
    papers galore--who know what?!
    hand lotion
    sunglasses
    keys
    school id
     
  12. dogs&teaching

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    Wallet.
    Deodorant.
    3 checkbooks.(all different accounts)
    Business cards.(for my personal training business)
    2 pens.
    2 pencils.
    Some change.
    Several reciepts.
    Lotion.
    Perfume.
    Calculator.
    Notepad.
     
  13. Love to Teach

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    Way TOO much stuff...suffice it to say that should I ever make it to Let's Make a Deal, I am a winner for sure...that is if I can find it in time!! :lol:
     
  14. Ima Teacher

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    People are very interested in my purse. I'm organized in everyday life, so I'm not sure why it's surprising that my purse is organized.

    All of my accessories match, for one.

    Make-Up Bag
    bandaids
    lip balm
    lipstick
    pressed powder
    nail file
    nail clippers
    cough drops
    Rolaids
    hand sanitizer
    hair brush
    feminine pad
    tissues
    breath mints
    contact lens case

    Wallet
    debit cards
    license
    cash
    change

    Card Carrier
    credit cards
    store rewards cards
    gift cards

    Checkbook
    checkbooks & registers for both checking accounts

    Eyeglass Case
    one for sunglasses
    one for regular glasses

    I also have my keys, my cell phone, and a pen. Sometimes I carry my PDA or my mp3 player.
     
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    May 27, 2010

    what's in my wallet?


    Why my CapitalOne Visa card
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  16. bros

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    Wallet:
    Non-Driver ID Card
    College ID
    Emergency Medical Card (Has my name, address, phone number, medical conditions, allergies, what hospital to bring me to, who to call in case of emergency, etc.)

    Then I have cards for:
    1. Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
    2. Neurologist
    3. Neuropsychologist
    4. Therapist
    5. Old Therapist
    6. Cardiologist
    7. Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiologist
    8. Disability Coordinator at my community college
    9. Disability Coordinator at the college I am attending in the fall
    10. Learning Disability Coordinator at the college I am attending in the fall
     
  17. mandagap06

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    Well they don't actually touch anything...just look in it!
     
  18. TeacherNY

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    Well, we have to move stuff around in the bags, open up zippers, etc. Even if they didn't touch anything in my bag I don't like people looking LOL Some people have had things in their bag that I'd be embarrassed to have seen by others if it were me.
     
  19. mandagap06

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    Just wondering what you could be so embarrased by?! When I was younger and first started(aunt sally came to visit if you know what I mean) I would have been totally petrified at the thought of anyone seeeing I had a pad in my purse, but now I am not its not like other ladies don't have/have had that time either!! It's like bra shopping if anyone I knew saw me shopping with my mom for a bra Lord help us all!! Now If I ran into a guy I knew in victoria secret then I would be a little embarrased, but they are over priced so I don't shop there!! Sry to highjack!!!
     
  20. MissFroggy

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    May 29, 2010

    WALLET
    - punch cards
    - debit and credit cards
    - insurance card
    - various other cards for discounts (teacher cards :) )
    - money
    - a couple of checks
    - a horoscope that I keep because it was awesome
    - a fortune from a fortune cookie I had on New Years

    Purse
    - pen
    - hand sanitizer
    - lotion
    - tampons and change are floating around the bottom

    Make-Up bag
    - container of various pills (advil, alieve and my rx)
    - listerine strips
    - tooth floss
    - tweezers
    - burt's bees
    - pink lip gloss
    - concealer
    - mascara
    - ointment for my psoriosis (TMI?)
    - band-aids
    - altoids smalls
    - small mirror
    - tums
     

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