Monday again, time to link up with the star herself, Stasha. Before I go on with the prompt this week, a small confession. The trick rider that was so admired last week was not me but my Mom. In all fairness I never said it was me, but now you see I get it honestly.
This time our prompt came from Ducky, 10 things in my purse. Being all PC, knapsacks, diaper bags and gym bags are good too. I was going to sit this one out, I travel pretty light. Not old enough for the diaper bag yet. Why would I have Jim's bag, my name isn't Jim? But, I do always have my knapsack over my shoulder. What's hiding in its deep, dark depths?
1 Pen- you never know when you'll have to sign an autograph
2 Tailor's tape - I forgot that was there. I measured a friend at work so she could order a sari online, a year and a half ago.
3 Old Beer Store receipts - I always make sure I have a bag that fits at least a 12.
4 & 5 Cloth grocery bag and a plastic one - Reduce, recycle, reuse
6 & 7 Small adjustable screw driver and C wrench.- mainly for repairs on the fly at work
8 Book - Never leave home without one. I get very antsy if I forget that one essential.
9 Assorted bits of clothing - I've already fessed up to being hard on my clothes so I carry some spares. At the very least a t shirt, at most a full set, shoes included, maybe an extra toque or set of gloves.
10 Trick bag - This has evolved over the years as has its necessity.
In the 80's and 90's , it was a small traveller's tooth brush and paste, tester of cologne, small comb and hairspray and maybe an eyeliner. (don't judge, everyone wore it in the 80's) The purpose was to be prepared for the walk of shame the morning (or afternoon) after. Originally small, discreetly fit into a jacket pocket. Seriously, it fit into a cigarette case.
These days it's more of a full on grooming kit. I leave my house at 5:20 in the am. I'm not a morning person unless I'm on the way home from the night before. Inevitably I forget something, shave, brush my teeth, hair whatever. I've even washed my hair at work. Big industrial sinks, goose neck faucets, it works. I'm the first one there, no one else knows. I've joked about putting a star on the kitchen door and just calling it my dressing room. It's just easier on everyone elses eyes cuz in the morning it just isn't pretty. Ever.
That was easier than I thought, I didn't think I even had ten things in there. Don't forget to drop by Stasha"s and see what's lurking in everyones elses carry on.