So every day, before I leave my apartment and venture out into the world, there are certain things I simply must have with me.
I have to bring my entire catalogue of CD's, so I can listen to good tunes in the car. Even though sometimes my commute is less than a half-hour, I still like knowing I can select from any CD I want if the radio gets boring.
If I am going to hang out with friends, or doing something of an otherwise interesting nature, I'll make sure to grab my camera. Half the time I never even use it, but again I like knowing that I can take pictures of things if I feel like it.
And then, of course, the all-important chapstick. I cannot live without chapstick. Aside from my wallet and keys, there is nothing more important than a little tube of chapstick to keep me happy.
So what about you? What sorts of things must you have before you are all ready to leave the house and take on the day?
[This message has been edited by BruinDan (edited 09-25-2002).]
keys, money, lipgloss. in that order. i check my pockets before stepping out of my apartment. but it goes without saying that i am wearing a watch. i could forget my pants, but i'd still be wearing a wris****ch.
I rarely leave the house without tons of stuff. I usually need a backpack. -my journal(poetry sometimes pops up out of nowhere and I get really annoyed if I don't have anywhere to write it down) -my keys -my wallet(money, emergency numbers, id, fake id, student subway/bus pass) -condoms(never leave home without 'em! no, really, they're for my crazay friends who constantly come running up to me asking if I have condoms, and of course I do) -flavored lip gloss, either vanilla or grapefruit -my cell phone(ick, I know, but I'm actually not allowed be farther than thirty feet away from my parents without it) -my beeper(see above) -my watch
Let's see, the usual stuff in my purse: wallet, keys, lipgloss with SPF, condoms, astro, and a pen. Then I have to have my sunglasses. It's too freaking sunny in south Florida for me to go anywhere without my sunglasses. If I'm in a car, whether I'm driving or not, I need my sunglasses. It's just too bright to see properly.
I think that's about it.
------------------ "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." --Calvin&Hobbes
I don't take anything with me, if I can help it. But, if I do have to carry a bag around, it'll have in it a housekey (A stolen housekey even, because despite the fact that I'm eighteen, my mother still doesn't trust me with a housekey. My mother is insane.), a bit of money (in case I need to call home), and chapstick (because dry lips bother me to no end).
Posts: 266 | From: Portland, Oregon | Registered: Jul 2000
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LMAO! OMG i've never laughed so hard in ... Oh ... 24 hrs Good ol' Heather and her censoring
Hmm ... I take as little w/ me as i can. My wallet, keys, tampons, lipgloss, bank card, change for a phone call, ... and ... I think that's it. Oh and i always have candy of some sort in my purse. Something to suck on or chew (gum, maybe) to keep me occupied. What do you call people who can't sit still? I'm one of them!
------------------ For I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me. ~ Winnie the Pooh
In my purse goes -my wallet -keys -chapstick -hairtie -lipstick -pen -mini flashlight (for walking home from work late at night) -bottle of juice (i'm not a big fan of lots of water just doesn't taste right)
------------------ "My father who art in Hell Lestat be thy Name." -Claudia, Tale of the Body Theif
Always must have: - wallet, left back pocket - keys, clipped to front right belt loop (or left, if I'm feeling saucy) (well, okay, *one* key. and a bonus card for my local grocery store) - lighter - a belt, because I lost a bunch of weight and now none of my pants fit - the bottle cap I have that says "FREE 20 OZ COCA COLA PRODUCT" on it, just in case I find a Participating Retailer
If I've got a Metro ride to look forward to, I'll bring a bookbag full of eclectic reading material (Neal Stephenson, "Postmodernism for Beginners," Maxim, Pat Califia's latest book o' smut) and/or a Discman.
and oddly enough, I never wear a watch.
------------------ riot boy! smgeek.diaryland.com (read all of my sordid secrets. well, not really.)
Well, on a normal weekday I go to Uni, so I usually take: -house keys -wallet (money, ID, credit card, public transport pass, some useless papers and stuff) -hair brush -passionberry-flavored lipgloss (although I've lost it and haven't had a chance to buy a new one) -small bag with pens and writing material -calculator (if I have Accounting lesson that day) -something to tie my hair, specially now that it's so hot -paper to write and usually some notes from previous lessons or books
That should be it... when I go out just take out the "school" things
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btw: I am like Linnie, big bag and nothing in there but keys and wallet and lippie (and my sunnies are on my head, most of the time).
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::SuperMary flies in and saves Danny from the center of giggling Scarleteeners::
Yes, he may have started the most controversial thread (thanks to Gummy's wrsi****ch), and he may be the biggest playah in the history of Scarleteen, but he deserves a chance! LOL.
Just for fun: My friend and I decided to unite the words "get water". Ahem, "ge****er!" And does the word a$$ get censored? What if I say the word pass? Hmmm... What else can I say? My computer has "eigh****ts" (eight watts). Hee hee! Okay, okay, enough fooling around.
I can't leave the house without:
-LipSmackers -Cell phone -sunglasses (just not during winter)
They're a must have!
------------------ Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
"Well, I use fertilizer and a new product I got at The Home Depot."
Anyway, I never leave home without my CD player. It's this really cool Sport CD player: it has a handle; you could go running and it wouldn't skip. It's awesome and I bring it everywhere. The same goes for my hairbrushes. I always have one with me! I'm not vain at all, but I just like to have it for some reason!
I also have a bunch of useless stuff in my purse:
-Flavored chapstick -a pen -papers -hair bands -a hairbrush -a keychain -this type of gum that's supposedly good for your teeth -pads, because someone ALWAYS ends up needing one -This is going to sound really bizarre, but Canadian money. I got it when I was visiting a friend in Canada, and I was too lazy to exchange it! -a disposable camera
OK, so I'm weird!
------------------ "Only in dreams We see what it means Reach out our hands Hold on to hers But when we wake It's all been erased And so it seems Only in dreams..." -Weezer
In today's bag (which I "borrowed" from my mom for the day but will end up keeping cause it's the perfect summer tote type bag):
-wallet -car key -sunglasses (will be on my head as soon as I let it down) -ttle pouch with lip balm and compact, which I won't ever touch up with during the day -gum -grocery list (just for today only) -phone (need it if am leaving 15 ft range of parents)
Hey Mary: here in Montreal, we have a subway station called A****er (At water). And yes, the signs have been vandalized by scratching out the A and er.
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anyhow, in my messenger bag (yes, i use that as a purse) i normally keep:
- car keys and apartment keys - my wallet (filled with my debit card, credit card, student ID card, drivers license, a few dollars and other essentials) - sunglasses, and a glasses case (for my regular glasses, when i put on my sunglasses... me= blind girl who hates contacts.) - my cell phone - lip gloss - condoms (because hey, you never know...) - a notebook that i draw in whenever inspiration strikes - a novel - various pens, pencils, and art materials (heh) - my discman - quite a few cd's
there's probably other things, but they're so obvious that i can't even think of them...
------------------ "i need to wash myself again to hide all the dirt and pain, 'cos i'd be scared that there's nothing underneath"- radiohead
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