Friday, February 13, 2009

Purse Porn **UPDATED**

So Tricia from 1StopMom came by yesterday to tell me that I'd been tagged, and this was a brand new one on me... plus, I'm a total purse hound, and loveLoveLOVE looking at who has what bag, so this qualifies as purse porn for me ~ soft-core. Hard core is shopping for a new bag with a zero-balance platinum card... oooooohhhhh... must. stop. now.

Here are the tag rules:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you cannot go up into your closet and pull out that cute little purse you used back before you had kids. I want to know what you carried today.

2. I want to know how much it costs. This is not to judge, because I am honestly telling you I was ready to put down some cash; I just got lucky! This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I’d love to hear about it!

3. Tag some chicks and link back to this post so people know why the heck you are showing everyone your bag.





My ginormous sack of a purse (I put the cordless phone by it so you could get an idea of the size) was found at Burlington Coat Factory for a whopping 12 bux including tax. I bought it because it was huge, and had light-colored lining. All my other black purses have had black linings... which is fine, except when ALL of your accessories are also black... Makes it take a while to pay cashiers, which is a P.I.A.

I knew it was big in the store, but I didn't realize How Big until I started stuffing things into it, and I always seem to have more room. OMG People, please, if Jimmy Hoffa isn't in my fridge, then it's because he jumped in my purse. If I were so inclined, it could double as a fully stocked diaper bag, still carry three DVDs, a paperback, a day planner along with all of my regular stuff ~ without it being full. (and no, I'm not exaggerating) I'm about to start going green by just loading all of my groceries in it. The days of carrying an itty-bitty purse that barely held a lip gloss, a single key and one credit card are so long gone, they're laughable...

Alright, the ladies who's bags I want to ogle like a letch are:




Thanks for playing along!


***UPDATED for VALENTINE'S DAY ~ kind of...



So my buddy, Joan at the Retirement Chronicles (who now has more followers than me, but I'm not jealous or bitter one bit. really. LOL! seriously, Joan Congrats!), Re-Tagged me because she added an additional rule for her tagees... they ~ I mean WE have to tell what we have in our bags, right now, every last embarrassing item. OMG... that may qualify as evil (not as much as Best Buy, but very, "Oh Shit" all the same), but since she's so awesome, I'll answer her Re-Tag... and wouldn't y'all know that we were out and about today, so I added stuff this morning, that I haven't taken back out yet... Oye...OK, here goes... I have in my ginormous portable-pit of a purse, right now, at 9:46pm on Saturday, February 14th...

Front pouch has keys and a Chinese fortune-cookie fortune. Main section (good thing this is written and not spoken, I'd be winded when I finished!): An emery board, a brush, my lotto pocket with the playslips and new tickets (fyi, it's really hard to type with crossed fingers!) my dayplanner with pen in the spirals, a 2006 travel calendar held together with two pony-tail holders containing scratch paper, my online account checkbook, one opened and one not opened packs of cigarettes (yeah, I know, I know), three lighters and a pack of matches (nothing worse than having smokes and no flame ~ that is a bad look, my friends!), my cell phone that hasn't had service since I came to Texas but I still carry with me cause it's got all the phone numbers in it as well as gin and hearts games in case I get bored and FYI, even with no service, I CAN call 911 on it if I have to (Thanks to my firefighter sister for giving me that very helpful piece of info!), my camera, my spare pair of glasses in a hard case just in case (the one's I'm wearing are half-frames, and munchkin is on a mission to deal them a swift and painful death at the hands of a malevolent matchbox car), a comb (fyi blondes do NOT have all the fun, they have tons of hair but each one is fine, which, when paired with open car windows spells hair disaster), two tubes of Burt's Bees replenishing lip balm with pommegranate oil (smells and tastes great, and has a bit of a pink tinge to it ~ it has replaced any and all lipstick for me), an eyeglasses repair kit, Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (it's the best!), ooop ~ another lighter, a Walmart reciept from earlier today, three Prilosec, a pill bottle with Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin and asprin (I can kick a headache's ASS!), a calculator, my card wallet, my money wallet, a pen, another pony-tail holder (even though I got my hair cut, it will eventually grow back, ya know), another pen, a cross stone from my hubby, and a pink and blue glow-in-the-dark plastic butterfly from my daughter.

OK, that's EVERYTHING... Y'all got off light today, it's only half packed ~ *wink wink* ~ and I still could have given that it's own post...







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9 comments:

The Retired One said...

Oh Sweet Jesus, I am going to have to get a landscape lens for my new camera so that the damn thing fits into one frame. And, try and scrub off the highway salt from the bottom of the damn purse (from it being slung to the floor of the car). Good thing you didn't get tagged about what kind of granny panties I was wearing (Now THERE is a tag I just might start!).
I will do it soon and blog it for ya' (you wicked, wicked vixen you!)
Thanks Aria. (I'll get you and your little dog Toto, too!)

Angelika said...

That is a ginormous bag! The bigger the bag, the more crap I find to put into it, LOL.

1stopmom said...

That really is big. I need that purse! When I decide to carry a purse I always have tons of stuff.

jill jill bo bill said...

I love that bag! I always have big purses because it make my ass look small. Okay, not as huge.

Military Momz said...

Love the comments! I like the bag. Anything I am looking for in my purse somehow always seems to be on the bottom. Hope you have a great Valentines's Day!

goldensparks said...

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The Retired One said...

You have been RE-tagged, see my blog! (Happy Valentine's Day!)

The Retired One said...

Ahh...I am on the road, but borrowed my friend's computer to read your post and others.....I am SO glad I did...your list of purse contents were great. See how much you can learn about someone by what's inside? (For GOD's sake, dump the ponytail holders!! It's over already!) LOVE IT! Thanks so much for "playing along!" LOL
Hope to post soon on my own blog about our trip thus far.

Aria said...

Retired One ~ making me spill all the dirty details of what was in the portable-hell-pit got me and my little dog too... ;-) I look forward to On the Road with The Retired One ( aka Joan Kuralt)

Angelika ~ I'm starting to think the Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin and aspirin that I carry in there are to stave off the backaches from carrying it...

1StopMom ~ the bigger the better, we're MOM's for Pete's sake!

Jill Jill Bo Bill ~ lmao @ makes your ass look small... explains my irrational need to have the biggest bag of the bunch!

Military Momz ~ Oh yeah, here too... and mine tend to migrate to the ends at the bottom... but hey, it holds an apeload of stuff, so what did I expect, right?

Goldensparks ~ thanks for visiting and commenting... I'll check you out... and where the hell is my drink since you're telling me Cheers...? Tease! ;-)