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New bag for me!
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I finally had to retire my old canvas bag which I picked up back in 2004. After a bunch of looking around, Ask Metafilter suggested a Tom Bihn cafe bag, which turned out to be about perfect. I got the medium, linked back there, but you can really see the details (and the color I got) in these pictures of the small size.

I figured that was as good an excuse as any to do a "What's In Your Bag" post. You can click the photo to see the annotations on Flickr, or see the list below the cut to see what's in there:

What's In My (new Tom Bihn) Bag


  • Magazine and/or book: Right now, this month's Good and Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which is systematically describing to me everything I'm finding in Toronto which I wasn't finding in Ottawa
  • My stainless-steel Onebottle from Grassroots
  • My big plasticy orange Fossil sunglasses
  • A couple moleskines (one of which is full of letters from coffeechica, hee <3)
  • House keys with turtle light, and caar keys
  • iPod nano and Sennheiser PX100 headphones
  • Orange nylon folding grocery bag
  • Business card holder with mine and nyxie's cards in it
  • Orange Jimi wallet (I like orange)
  • Binder clip full of the cards that don't fit in the Jimi
  • Rollerball pen
  • Camera, or there would be if I didn't have it in my hand
  • My phone, a boring old prepaid Razr
  • Gum for emergencies
  • Umbrella

Alright, meme time, what's in your bag?

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Wallet or wallet-like pouch (containing various ID, bank, and mass transit cards and money), cell phone, extra cell phone batteries, keys, sunglasses, hair clip, bandages, Nintendo DS and accessories, portable chopsticks, water bottle. This is actually a pretty small load!

Portable chopsticks! I had a set of those once. Now I have to find another!

(I suppose technically they're all portable but I know what you mean)

outer pouch: lighter, house keys + secureid fob, car keys.
side pouch: sigg bottle.
other side pouch: samsung blackjack.
underflap outside pouch: gum, little lint roller, fountain pen, sharpie, gel pen, moleskine, passport, travel tissue packet, little box of tiny origami papers, hearing aid storage pouch.
main pouch: wallet, bottle of ranitidine, bottle of , tylenol, bottle of darvocet (tylenol for daily use, darvocet for real pain), makeup bag (makeup, safety pins, nail nippers, breath strips), nintendo dslite (in case with accessories), creative:zen m 80g, frizz-ease hair creme, tissue, driving glasses.

my current bag is too big and encourages carrying too much stuff. it's cute and i like it but it's a bit unwieldy. plus i'm a sucker for cute messenger bags!

I know what you mean! I carried my Timbuk2 bag every day I'd need a chiropractor on call.

That reminds me: Under the washing directions on my new bag, it reads "Siquid mantica non capit, domi relinquendum est" -- if it doesn't fit in your bag, leave it behind!

What I have in my bag

Bunch of random stuff.
Book to read.
Another book to read in case the first runs out.
Multitool.
Some random electronics.
Way too many pens for no good reason.
Plus, unwisely, both of my name stamps: one for the government, one for the bank.

Re: What I have in my bag

Name stamps? Hanko? I guess I never really realized that they saw common use, and weren't just souvenirs for tourists.

Why unwisely?

I want to do a cool photo post like this but it'll never happen, so:

work laptop (thinkpad T43p, soon to be replaced by a T61)
work portable harddrive (which apparently is a Huge Security Risk)
reading/computer glasses (purple, slightly sparkly)
black wallet that is pink inside, probably my favourite material possession (this one)
two bic pens
pink lip gloss
red lip gloss
portable pack of kleenex
house keys
pair of black dangly earrings I wore to work yesterday and then removed because they were hurting my ears
red ipod nano engraved with "4A696D6D79206C6F7665732050616D6D79"
Nike+ connector doohickey for above ipod
armband for above ipod
dust, dirt, etc

the reading/computer glasses are in their black imitation alligator case

That's almost as long as your comment on nyxie's shoe post. And believe me, I've heard about the wallet :-)

who told you - they will be shot. unless it was me =/

nyxie of course! While pointing out the Coach wallet she wants. :-)

Okay, I can't shoot nyxie. She's too cute!

If I may extol the virtues of a Coach wallet - it holds up like no other wallet I've ever had. A year later and it still looks brand new. And I just love the details on it, like the plaid change pouch :)

Yeah, I go past the Coach store and go... 'I want that one, or maybe that one! Oooh pretty' like a dork. :p

Well YOU know what's in my bag, but for everyone else: I have two bags I carry, depending on the day and where I'm going. One is this one, which I carry when I'm not working. It usually contains:

- Black roots wallet
- House keys with turtle light (pink)
- Caar keys
- Small book map of Toronto, for those times I'm in a new neighbourhood and get lost
- Small red and pink change purse with TTC tokens in it
- cellphone
- Rainbow card holder with my business cards
- Hand sanitizer
- MAC lipgloss (pinkish)
- Philosophy lipgloss (sugar cookie)
- tampons and pantiliners
- various receipts and transit transfers I haven't thrown away yet

The other is this laptop bag, which I use when going to/from work, since my laptop comes with me. In that I have...

- Wallet
- Keys
- Cellphone
- change purse with TTC tokens
- White Macbook
- My client schedule book
- various bits of paperwork
- lip balm
- a fruit bar or granola bar
- pens and pencils
- tampons, pantiliners

In my purse:
wallet
cell phone (usually off)
checkbook (people told me it was a waste of space, I thought maybe they were right, left it at home, needed it 3 times in 2 days)
planner
red silk change purse containing personal items
a receipt for a popsicle at a rest stop in New York *tosses*
keys
wristwatch
burt's bees chapstick
Dr Pepper-flavored lip gloss
SPF chapstick
hair clips
$1.26 in change

in shoulder bag:
study manual of doom
notebook
box of flash cards
blank index cards
calculator
one of my few pens with a comfortable grip

I cannot believe you replaced your BlackBerry with RAZR!? :) Where is it, huh?

--
Dormistr
BlackBerry Freeware

Re: Where is your BB?

Haven't hade one for a year -- it was Mitel's, and it was my on-call pager so it's nice to be back to a plain old phone again.

I thought about getting another at FreshBooks (or an iPhone) but I don't want to be that connected.

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