Thursday, March 17, 2011

Raise Your Hand if You Have a Dead Mouse in Your Purse

First off, I'd like to say, "Kiss me I'm Irish!"


Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! I wish I had a life cuz I would so go out for some green beer. Ok, so I wouldn't cuz I don't drink. But still.

So, so, so, so...before I get into this, I have to say that I might be a little confused as to what a meme actually is. I thought I knew, but now I wonder. I'm special like that. But, I'm sticking with it anyway cuz I'd already written the post before confusion set in.

So, I made up a meme! With a little help from an article on MSN anyway. And if this meme already exists, don't tell me cuz it will burst my bubble. And if  you burst my bubble it will make me cry. Then I will have to come beat you with my cane. But I don't run very fast so you could probably get away. So then I'll just stand there, fuming internally, shaking my cane at you as I watch you fade into the horizon. 

Anyway, I'm very excited about this!

Oh, what's the meme? It is, "What's in Your Purse?" 

(Men, if you feel left out, you can do what's in your wallet, briefcase, or man-bag!)

So, this is what started my idea to share what's in your purses: It's a somewhat interesting article on what women carry in their purses. Yes, one woman even had a dead mouse in her purse. And, I don't care why she had it in there, it's still a dead mouse. In her purse.

So, just for shits and giggles, here's what's in my extremely fashionable purple purse (don't worry, there's no dead mice):

  • All of Godsmack's CDs (well duh!)
  • 2 Static-X CDs
  • 1 Rob Zombie CD
  • 1 Mudvayne CD
  • lotion
  • wallet
  • 2 lbs worth of receipts I'll never need
  • stylish monthly calendar (red)
  • cell phone
  • iPod
  • 6 pens-only 3 of them actually work
  • 3 lighters
  • smokes-Basic menthol light 100s
  • 5 bumper stickers from Aloha Monkey (That's where I got my latest tattoo.)
  • paperwork for bloodwork I was supposed to have done 4 months ago
  • paperwork for the surgery I had done 2 months ago
  • a bunch of change (mostly pennies)
  • the book Clan of the Goddess
  • 8 napkins from McDonalds
  • a deck of cards
  • 4 AA batteries
  • pack of Orbit gum-spearmint

So, nothing too exciting. Or disgusting. 

What's in your purse? Answer in the comments, or do your own post. If you do your own post, leave your link in the comments section so I can check it out.

And, just for shits and giggles, here are a few random things that have me totally peeing my pants with excitement.

  • Green Day's Awesome as F**k comes out on Tuesday. I have to wait till my check comes on the 1st to buy it, but I'm still so excited it's coming out. I heart Green Day!! Billie Joe, I love you almost as much as I love Sully.
  • My Bloggy Friend Anne, who blogs @ Small Town Mommy is not only coming into town, but she's also going to photoshop a pic of me and Sully for me! Woot! Woot! Booyah! Thank you Anne, I so offer you  my undying love and devotion! Yeah, I know. I'm a spazztic dork.
  • I'm working on a new poll, so look for that.
  • One of my favorite authors, Kim Harrison, has a new book out called Pale Demon. It's the 9th book in the Rachel Morgan/Hollows series. It's an utterly fantastic series and I love it. So that's on my Amazon shopping list too.
  • Lately I've been gaining tons of new readers/followers and I'm meeting some totally awesome bloggers. I'm really psyched about that!



  1. Happy St. Paddy's day Raven!!!!

    The only things in my purse are my wallet and my wallet & my glasses. Everything else is in my coat pockets. LOL

    Hope you have a kick-ass day!

  2. Er, let's see, money, change, various necessary plastic cards, small round brush, hand lotion, spot concealer, 4 lipsticks, mirror, picks, tweezers, nail clippers/file, datebook, check book, postage stamps, passport, pen, watch and keys.

    BUT, for work I carry a big canvas bag, too, one of the ones from a chain bookstore with an author on the side. In that are a lesbian romance novel, tissues, a box of Mickey Mouse band-aids, a pack of plastic cutlery, 2 pairs of gloves, a knit hat, 3 hair bands, a notepad, some bills, the crossword section from the newspaper, a bag of honey/lemon sugar free cough drops, and a foam soda pop holder thingie.

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    I have two purses that I use depending on whether I have small boys with me or not--the smaller one is essentially a wallet on a strap--has checkbook, credit/debit cards, club cards, membership cards, etc. in it. that one fits in the larger purse that I take when little boys will be with me. That purse has small magnetic Mickey and Minnie toys, small container of playdough, snacks(graham cracker and pretzel goldfish), a couple diapers, wipes, carmex(cause I'm addicted to the stuff), and a couple of misc. receipts. Nothing to exciting--but I can occupy a two year old pretty well.

  4. I have nothing in my purse but my wallet, some Tums, and a pen. But, I have to confess that I cleaned it out 2 days ago . . .

  5. In my bag -- large enough to carry several books and a laptop -- I currently carry:

    ~ Moleskine pocket sketch book
    ~ Moleskine mini-pocket calendar
    ~ Cell phone
    ~ Adorable Japanese business card holder
    ~ 3 Zebra F-301 BP pens -- my favs!
    ~ Max-Freeze roll on for my arthritic parts
    ~ Aquaphor for my lips
    ~ Ralph Lauren, Jacki-O-ish sunglasses
    ~ Pepper spray in an adorable leather case
    ~ 15 yr-old Brahmin wallet (still looks new!)
    ~ Reading glasses
    ~ Trident Vitality gum
    ~ Silk card holder
    ~ Five tampons
    ~ Two sets of keys
    ~ "Lit Balm" from U of A Poetry Center
    ~ Trader Joe's shopping list

  6. I think this counts as a meme. i'm going with it. I have a wallet. 2 sets of keys. old birth control. 2 lip glosses. 2 pair of glasses. a roto-rooter business card. compact. change. tissues.

    it would've been fun if you had included a picture.

  7. You mean my handbag o' doom? Everything but the kitchen sink! :)

    Happy Faking-Irish Day! :)

  8. Hey Raven- I have to run so will comment on your post when I am back, (DEAD MOUSE, REALLY,l EWWWWW) but wanted to let you know I'm playing along (I couldn't give up my regularly scheduled rant, but I wanted to play so did them both. Scroll to bottom if you don't want to read the rant.

  9. there was one in my bus last week when I got there in the morning does that count?

  10. Tearing open the laptop carrier I use as a Man-Bag, and we find:
    Sports Illustrateds and Newsweeks, for my subway rides.
    Part of today's newspaper.
    Pens and pencils
    A spiral notebook, should blog inspiration strike.
    Various ID cards (OK, all for the same person, just for different places. I'm not a spy.)
    A spare contact lens case
    Emergency phone lists from work
    Portable MP3 charger
    Collapsible umbrella
    Digital Camera.
    Cell phone. (yes, that's where it stays until I have to make a call... maybe 1 or 2 a month.)
    Halls cough drops.

    I am... prepared.

  11. I still can't get over someone carrying a dead mouse in their purse. Were they trying to get on let's make a deal or America's dumbest- whatever show?

    I am guessing your stylish purple purse is the size of a volkswagon. I usually have the ipod clipped to some part or other of me so don't keep it in my purse, I'd probably never see it again if I did. Ditto phone when I take one- usually in a pocket.

    My purse is red btw, because I am such a shy, demure, retiring sort. ;)

  12. I am not on speaking terms with my purse at the moment because I never leave my house and it smelled like poo so I had to wash it. Normally there would be way more in here, but we are on a trial relationship to see if my purse can be more respectful and fulfill the duties I expect of it!

    My cheap, throw in my purse camera because Finn looks and does adorable things that I don't want to miss
    Tampons--seriously I'm the only one?? Come on ladies, you all are just too polite to say??
    1 pen
    A ton of cards that I never use, but always hang onto...t-mobile visa card with $3.63 on it, barnes and noble gift card (must put that in my wallet so I can use it), barnes and noble educator card (which I should throw away now that I'm not teaching anymore), library card, hotel minneapolis key card from the last time my sister and I stayed up in the cities together, insurance card for insurance that I no longer have, and an expired gap card
    and I have a purse organizer which is awesome, I want to marry it

    Now if was "normal life" and not unemployed life you would be shocked by the traveling home I carry in my purse...diapers, wipes, sanitizing wipes, water, my husband's balls (don't tell him I said that...he would be really mad, it seemed like a good joke at the time now I think I should delete it...)

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! You don't drink beer? We seriously can't be friends. Have you looked at pictures of Tim McGraw in all his yumminess yet? You know who else I love because they are so hot (he's a little messed up in the head) Matthew McCon...I don't know how to spell his last name...but he's so beautiful!

  13. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    My bag has a wallet, an extra pair of socks, and an extra tube of chapstick. I travel light!
    Congrats on all the new followers. I know I always enjoy your blog.

  14. ok i carry a satchel it are..

    my computer (when it is not on my lap)
    phone charger
    2 notepads (pocket size)
    2 pens
    1 empty starbucks coffee bag (to be traded in for a tall coffee)
    random receipts (some with poems on them)
    2 pieces of work paperwork
    1 star burst wrapper (cant remember when that is from, its on its way to the trash now)
    1 small pile of dirt (hmm perhaps i should clean this our more often)
    23 pennies...

  15. Everything remians in my brain
    even on a crazy train
    I don't carry a thing
    Not even a ring
    Oh you know your psyched about meeting the cat
    With the big hat
    Wrote by Pat
    Last Name Hatt
    I love saying all of that
    Now I scat

  16. Kristine~ You must have very big coat pockets! LOL Or, you don't carry much with you. :)

    Thanks, you too!

    Fireblossom~ You are very prepared for just about anything! hehe

    VandyJ~ Thanks! You too! I remember when my kids were little and I had to lug all that stuff around. Somehow, even though my kids are near grown, my purse hasn't become any smaller. lol

    Mama Zen~ I'm jealous of how light your purse must be!

    Kim Nelson~ You have some pretty cool stuff in your purse. I'm gonna have to try those pens your talking about, I love pens and I'm always looking for a better one.

    I thought about getting some of that roll stuff for pain, but figured that if I wanted it to do any good I'd have to bathe in it, so I didn't buy it.

    Brandy@YDK~ I had the same thought, but I can't find the cord to my camera so I wouldn't have been able to upload it to my blog anyway.

    Beth~ LOL Happy Faking-Irish Day to you too!

    ddiva~ Thanks for playing! I loooved your post.

    livintheblues~ First, eeeeewww, and secondly I'll count that. :)

    bluzdude~ Wow, you really are prepared. Were you a Boy Scout? :D

    ddiva~ I know, right. As far as I'm concerned there is no legitimate excuse for carrying a dead mouse in your purse.

    Yes, it is quite large. It doesn't look that big but it has 3 huge compartments and I could probably fit the Titanic in one of them.

    Yes, I pegged you as the shy, demure sort right away. LMAO

    Kate~ LMAO over you not being on speaking terms with your purse. Hehe

    I want your purse organizer. My purse has 3 compartments so that helps to organize it somewhat, but still there's just crap crammed in there all willy-nilly.

    I did look up Tim McGraw, and even though I don't like his music he is delicious! Matthew is very beautiful too, though I don't normally care for blonds. I generally go for the darker types.

    Always love your comments hun!

    PAMO~ Thanks, you too!

    You do travel light, I'm jealous!! Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy my insanity. LOL

    Brian Miller~ '1 small pile of dirt' LOL I neglected to mention that I found a french fry in the bottom of my purse. Hehehe

    Rhymetime(aka Pat)~ Dear, dear Pat
    you are an awesome cat
    I really love your hat.
    It's way too early to be rhyming
    and it is such awful timing
    that I'm going to leave you now
    after I take a bow.

    Have a fantastic Friday everyone!

  17. I was going to do a What's in my purse thing just because lol. I have my crazy pills, plastic utensils, inhalers, all my makeup, my wallet, a vibrator (just a bullet - you never know), a fake cigarette and that's just from memory...

  18. Julie~ I had my bullet in my purse for a while, but it kept turning itself on and then you could here it humming and buzzing and people were like, why is your purse vibrating?

  19. Wallet, notepad, about 5 thousand flash drives, a diaper, several small cars, the husband's Visa (and by association, testicles), keys, camera. No dead mouse. I had to double-check though.

  20. Keely~ Hehe I know, with all the crap that I keep in my purse I wouldn't have been surprised to find a dead mouse.

    LMAO at your husband's Visa/testicles.


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