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Sunday, August 8, 2010

BEDA 8: Purse Contents, a Song, and an Old, Nerdy Life.

Yesterday, Hayley twittered/tweeted/shared with the Internet a list of the contents of her purse. Sometimes, examining the items a friend carries around in his or her purse, backpack, or body bag reveals quite a bit about said friend. Such a practice also reveals that you are probably A) a nosy snoop about to discover a terrible secret or B) really want a stick of gum. Most days I carry around an all-purpose canvas tote bag rather than a purse, but here are its current contents:
     cell phone
     Deathly Hallows duct tape wallet (made by Karen Kavett) containing cards of various kinds (library, studio card etc.)
    blue change purse containing $5 bill, metro card, student i.d., assorted receipts, bobby pins
    black warm-up pants
    pair of ratty ballet shoes that were once pink, but are now the color of a Manhattan sidewalk
    How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
    pocket Bible
    letter from my college's financial aid office
    Duane Reade brand "ultra-strength pain relieving cream"
    a tiny notebook

    That was fun. And boring for all parties involved. But according to The Rules, Sunday posts are allowed to bore you, contain atrocious grammar, and otherwise fail, because it's Sunday and I'm supposed to be spending my whole day with God and Graham. I think I did a pretty good job fulfilling this duty, attending an amazing service at our church in Inwood, then spending a good portion of the afternoon at the enormous (and surprisingly clean!) neighborhood pool. Graham whined about how "freezing" the pool water felt and climbed out  after ten minutes while I swam laps and attempted various water aerobics exercises senior-citizen style. Because we just didn't feel old and nerdy enough, Graham and I rounded out the day by watching "History Detectives" on and eating homemade vegan, organic, cranberry-orange muffins. Then Graham reminded me to blog, I groaned, and here we are.

I leave you with . . .

A song of the week (ignore the corny video, and intense thumbnail):

Books read this week:
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl (fourth or fifth reread)
Feed Me: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image edited by Harriet Brown
Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

Currently reading:
How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

    Have a great week! Thanks for continuing to read this month.


  1. Ooh nice song!
    Items in my purse:
    sunglasses in a case
    reading/driving glasses in a case
    hand cream
    hand sanitizer

    I'm glad you had a nice Sunday. Do you and your husband not work on Sundays to attend church?

  2. LOVE that song. My purse is a disaster of epic proportions...there are more gum wrappers and old receipts in there than I care to admit...I should probably clean it out...or I'll just do it later.

  3. I'm always highly amused when I see these sort of intense images of Jesus (where did we get our "standard" Jesus image anyway? I'll have to look into that...). They all look very...well...intense. Not that he's NOT intense sometimes but I really feel like he looks at some of those things and says 'Dude, chill out'. (I love that hymn though).
    My purse, like Ellen's, is a disaster of epic proportions containing my wallet, various reciepts, hair ties, and several books (it's a big purse). I need to clean it out like I need to clean my room...

  4. This read a little like a Lemony Snicket book. <3
    And I'm definitely saving the purse thing for tomorrow's BEDA, because...I have too much stuff. And because ready-made topics are nice. xD