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Five things in my bag at all times

Thanks for the blogging prompt from Female Geek Bloggers on Google Plus. I’m doing it a week late because I’m terrible at planning but I hope they won’t mind. Incidentally, if you’re looking for a really positive blogging community you could do a lot worse than these lovely people. Ok, here we go:

  1. Phone. Obviously. Mine is a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with a recently and tragically cracked screen. I wouldn’t say I love my phone specifically, but I love having a smart phone. I’m in the market for a new one – it has to be Android, I have certain internal memory requirements and so on and, most importantly, it has to fit in the pockets of my jeans. Being a woman who wears women’s jeans my choice will therefore probably be restricted to about 2 phones and I will likely choose the cheaper one.fotor_145649334163612.jpg
  2. Purse. Mine’s a nice soft leather one that my mother gave me. I love it. It’s usually stuffed full of loyalty/discount cards for any place I shop and that has one. It also usually has about £1.37 in small change in it. Please for the love of God someone give me a job.fotor_145649338822156.jpg
  3. Keys. Got my flat keys and my office keys and a keyring I’m not crazy about but I happened to need one when someone was going around selling them for charity. It’s also got a few more key-fob sized loyalty cards on it and a bottle opener from Yelp. I’m pretty proud of the fact that I lived in Glasgow for ~8 years before I started carrying a bottle opener with me everywhere I went. Most people last less than 8 months.fotor_145649344208695.jpg
  4. Glasses. I don’t need them all the time but if I’m going to a lecture, or to the cinema, or to a new cafe and they have their menu on a board behind the bar, then I really need my glasses. I get mine from Glasses Direct (link to a £30 discount – I’m not sponsored but if you use it I do get an Amazon voucher). The case is a lovely one my sister got me but it’s a little elderly now and I’m afraid I’ll soon have to replace it.fotor_145649348740414.jpg
  5. Kindle, or paperback. Sometimes both. I get a lot of reading done when I’m waiting. Waiting to meet someone, waiting for the subway, waiting for the kettle to boil. Sure, it’s only ~5 pages at a time but that adds up quickly. I read a lot more when I deliberately set time aside to do so, but I don’t know what I’d do whilst waiting if I didn’t always have a book with me. Mine is just a basic WiFi only Kindle with e-ink. It’s in a Discworld case from Waterstones.

This is great! Now if ever anyone steals my bag I can just send the police a link to my blog so they know what to look for. Female Geek Bloggers, you are so wise.

What do you always carry around with you?

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5 thoughts on “Five things in my bag at all times

  1. Lol. I love everything about this post. Funny and insightful and a great idea for a post. I’ll have to check out this blogging group too.
    Have a great weekend, Becky!

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  2. Thanks, Karen! I don’t often do this kind of post but I think it can be a fun way to get to know the blogger. Female Geek Bloggers are a really friendly community – I recommend them.
    You have a great weekend too 🙂

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  3. In my pockets, I always carry my phone, wallet, glasses and keys. Since I got a smartphone, I have loved the idea that I’m carrying the sum total of human knowledge (or at least the sum total of human porn) around in my pocket. I hear these things are so clever you can actually talk to people with them as well :). Wallet and keys go without saying and, like you, I don’t need my glasses all the time, but they go with me wherever I go.

    In the last few years I’ve also started carrying a manbag with me. This usually doesn’t have a huge amount in it, the most important thing being a book. I don’t really go for ebooks, so in the past, I had to scour second hand shops for paperbacks that were small enough to keep in a coat pocket. No longer! I also carry a phone charger and backup headphones.

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    1. I always think of my smart phone as being a bit like The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

      Oh yes, absolutely! I think that Douglas Adams would have loved the smartphone revolution.

      Any reason you’re not much into ebooks?

      No rational reason, but I just love having lots of books around me :). I love the smell of books (yes, I know it’s actually rotting glue, but that’s beside the point) and the feel of them, not to mention the random access – being able to flip back a few pages to check something that I missed. I do have a few ebooks that I’ve read on my phone or tablet’s Kindle app (mostly free) and definitely think they’d be useful when travelling. But mostly, I’m just old-fashioned like that :).

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