I can’t believe I used to carry nothing more than keys and an ID

Seriously.  I did.  For years.  And in the ID holder I usually had a credit card, license, $20 bill (because you know back then it would pay for either a tank of gas or a heck of a good time at the local watering hole instead of 2 gallons and a drink at happy hour like it does now), and maybe even a tube of lipstick.  Now?  I carry a mom bag, and I’M NOT EVEN A MOM.

Why, you ask, am I now concerned with the matronly state of my handbag?  Because its contents is the subject of today’s

Yep, heaven help us, and ladies commiserate, it’s time for the list.  And I tried not to include the stuff everyone has, like a wallet or a pen, but stuff that was a bit odd or unique.  Forgive all photos, as the lighting in my kitchen was very yellow tonight and I took the photos with my iPod.  Here we go!


  1. My purseket.  Yes, it always looks like this.  Greatest. Invention. Ever.  With the exception of my calendar, mini zippered pouch that holds sunscreen, etc., and the inner pocket that holds things to be revealed later on this list the entire contents of my purse are right here.  Makes switching handbags a cinch, all you do is lift it out.  You can get one at purseket.com.  You’re welcome. IMG_0140 Continue reading

I can’t live without my books

Sometimes I just can’t come up with something to write about, and these linkup parties are becoming more and more what my postings are.  Until I get out of this massive study mode that I am in for work, I’m afraid this might be the norm for awhile . . . .  That being said, we’re off to start a new week, so here’s joining the

Sunday Social

  1. If you were stuck on an island what are the two material items you would want to have?
    A toothbrush that had a never-ending supply of toothpaste magically appearing when needed, and my Kindle with a solar recharging cell.  I think I have enough books to get me through a few years at least.
  2. What are two TV shows you’d watch over and over?
    Currently on air: The Big Bang Theory and Scandal.  Previously on air: I’d love to say Firefly but I’m afraid with only thirteen episodes I’d not be able to last long.  So let’s go with M*A*S*H and Sports Night.
  3. If your house was on fire what two things aside from family, pets, etc would you grab?
    My photographs and my diploma. 
  4. What are your two most favorite articles of clothing?
    A black shirt that I wear at least once a week to work that is actually a pajama top.  Oh so soft and comfortable.  And another black vneck shirt that I got this past summer.  Again, for comfort purposes.
  5. What two movies that you saw in the past year would you recommend to us?
    I saw Argo a few days ago with a friend.  I have a vague memory of the Iran hostage crisis–yellow ribbons on the trees, a blue candle at Christmas, and watching the inauguration in 3rd grade with the announcement that the hostages had been let go.  I had no clue about the Canadian Six.  Fantastic movie, if hard to watch.  Another that I think was horribly underrated was  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  I realize this was almost a year ago and that I have seen a ton of movies since then, but it was the little movie that could for me–and such a fantastic cast.  I can’t believe that Maggie Smith didn’t get a supporting actress nomination for it.
  6. What are your two biggest guilty pleasures?
    At the moment, yarn and tea.  I drink a ton of fluids (like two liters) every day, but I do not like plain water.  I am on a mission in 2013 to clean out the house, and I have SO much tea.  So I’ve been enjoying that.  Only problem is I keep remembering why I haven’t drunk some of this stuff in a long while as it’s either really weak and needs a bigger tea ball for me to steep it at work, or it’s just plain gross.  But still fun.  And yarn.  Lots of yummy, yummy yarn.  And I could name a few other things, but we’ll stop at two!!


I never knew Lou Holtz could be so funny.  I’ve watched him for years, and generally think he’s a nit wit.  But I’m watching the extras in the movie The Blind Side and he was talking about how he originally only had one line in the movie.  And was slated for a 12 hour call.  So he knew he could get more lines in there.  Then, talking about Houston Nutt, a former player under Lou Holtz and a former co-coach with Holtz, Holtz said  “He wasn’t particularly fast, as a matter of fact if he got in a race with a pregnant mother he’d come in third, but he could throw the ball very very well.”

I’m sorry, that just cracked me up.

In which I become a certified film student

Warner Brothers just came out with a box set of the 100 films you must own.  It’s a fantastic film collection, but I was trying to figure out if it was worth supplementing my collection. I instead decided to try to see what movies I have already seen.  At least half on a collection like this should be considered art school, right?  Not a waste of time?  Aside from a woeful lack of study in the 1930s to 1960s, I’ve done well, right?