November 12 08

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this is my purse. Aldo. $30. love. (hello, rememberance day poppy!)

these are the contents of said purse.

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wallet, water bottle, la senza gift card for $20 (courtesy of Erica Ehm), prevacid acid pills, hat and mittens, motorola charger, work ID badge (with the very worst photo of me ever taken), a box of business cards, ipod touch, ipod earbuds, sunglasses, my Chorus Line ticket stub, ticket confirmation (for my trip to Edmonton), badge from the Today’s Parent Baby and Toddler show, pack of stride gum (the best!), a bakugan card and three bakugans, cell phone, sunglasses, shampoo and conditioner samples (from my hairdresser), 5 pens, starbucks card (from my husband), coupons from a store called Siblings (for Emily) antibacterial gel, bath & body works lotion, lip gloss, sweet and salty 100 calorie emergency bar, Mcdonald’s monopoly pieces, ticketmaster gift cards, crystal light singles (x3), RW&Co gift card, T-Mobile hotspot gift card (from Blogher), spoon from my lunchtime yogurt, facial scrub and lotion samples from Organic Evolution, my passport, usb 2gb thumb drive, Mcdonald’s gift cards and business cards, $10 check from my stepdad in US funds,

i am what you’d call DISTURBED. and a total slob.

* actually i totally just did

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  1. My purse always looks like this so I recently switched to a smaller purse that would force me to purge all my crap. But, of course, now I never have what I need when I need it.

    I thought the Crystal Light singles were tampons. Just sayin’. :P

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    Comment by AJ on November 12, 2008
  2. Jeez, all I have is my wallet with money, ID, 4 plastic cards of different function and a drivers’ license.

    Are you sure that purse isn’t some sort of extra-dimensional storage cavity? If so, you should get a patent!

    IrishGumbos last blog post..He Wasn’t A Race Car Driver, He Chased Squirrels

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on November 12, 2008
  3. Holy FUCK! And I thought I had a lot of crap in my purse!

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    Comment by mamatulip on November 12, 2008
  4. Contents of my purse right now – sunglasses, iPod, cell phone, 3 pens, 2 pencils, 18 lipglosses (I’m a whore for soft lips)(sorry for that search string option!), one giant hair clip, 1 headband, 2 scrunchies, work nametag, keys on YMCA key tag, 2 books(hardback), 1 month’s worth of church bulletins, two campaign notepads and various campaign brochures, one Goosebumps notebook, one 16 Candles notebook, wallet (filled w/everything but money), umbrella, school notes, lotions, potions and pads, and the crumbs of an old granola bar. In the event of a natural disaster, I’m 76 percent sure I could survive for at least a week.

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..’til now, i always got by on my own. except nope, not really.

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on November 12, 2008
  5. All you need to do now is pull out a lamp or something!! Hello Mary Poppins!

    So .. it’s a great idea, but I’d be nervous about the crystal lite packs bursting or opening?

    OT – I just totally drove down a one-way street the WRONG way on my way to work in Montreal (to beat construction that is EVERYWHERE) and I’m LIVING to tell!!

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    Comment by Sarah on November 12, 2008
  6. Yep, your purse definitely outweighs mine–you must have shoulders of steel, woman! Mine start hurting enough with just my wallet, camera, phone and small notebook!

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..What Women Want

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on November 12, 2008
  7. the anal side of me is saying GET THE PASSPORT OUT OF YOUR PURSE!!!

    Hollys last blog post..A Short Commerical Break

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    Comment by Holly on November 12, 2008
  8. Looks normal to me. Although I usually don’t carry a purse as it attracts too much attention. It’s only a problem when you get the George Costanza wallet. :)

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    Comment by Hockeyman on November 12, 2008
  9. Yowzas.

    What’s that thing weigh in at? (Its a TOTALLY cute bag, btw!)

    Colleen – Mommy Alwas last blog post..What, me worry?

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    Comment by Colleen - Mommy Alwa on November 12, 2008
  10. Remember when you put the picture of your closet up and I almost had a stroke due to my OCD and your use of every type of hanger that is known to man? Yeah this is worse!! So much worse! First of all a Passport does not belong in a purse, and all those gift cards should be in some sort of a wallet… yeah I just realized that I’m crazy…. sorry

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    Comment by LovingDanger on November 12, 2008
  11. Remember that $8 beach bag I said I switched to? It’s huge and has heavy-duty rope handles for a reason!

    lorens last blog post..My dirty little secret

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    Comment by loren on November 12, 2008
  12. Are those Raspberry Ice Crystal Light singles? LOVE.

    Assertagirls last blog post..Calling all fashionistas.

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    Comment by Assertagirl on November 12, 2008
  13. But your fashion sense is FABULOUS! Love that purse!

    (PS – did you get the message I left for your nanny yesterday?)

    Miss Britts last blog post..Officially the First “I’m So Nervous About BlogHer!” Post of 2009

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    Comment by Miss Britt on November 12, 2008
  14. You’re coming to Edmonton? Pack your woolies….

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    Comment by Teri on November 12, 2008
  15. OMG! I love that you quote the same movies I do. Today, yesterday… I do love this one from Steel Magnolias; “Like two pigs fighting under a blanket.”

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    Comment by Andrea on November 12, 2008
  16. That purse is really awesome.

    And you are coming to Edmonton? What the hell for, and when?

    Also, there is no RW and Co at West Edmonton Mall – if you need RW, you got to hit Southgate Mall.

    SleepyNitas last blog post..Danger.

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    Comment by SleepyNita on November 12, 2008
  17. omg Ali are you kidding? you seriously can’t carry all that stuff on your teeny shoulders? and your purse made me anxious because its such a mess….i have a “wallet”with 12 various cards in it plus 10$ in bills and change amounting to 6$ and change.,a checque for 200$ a prescription for re-fill,mexx perfume lacoste perfume sample,blistex lip infusion,i-pod and earbuds. i use acondom container for elexa condoms as a wallet that thing work great!it sytays shut so i never have to dig around for cards…

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 12, 2008
  18. I did this once, and I ended up embarrased by how LITTLE I carry in a purse. The grass really IS always greener, huh? :)

    Mr Ladys last blog post..Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Judged

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    Comment by Mr Lady on November 12, 2008
  19. a. i love that purse.
    b. the concents of mine mimic yours almost to a T (minus all of the things for your children being as i am currently childless).
    my friends have started calling it my barney bag.

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    Comment by Shannon on November 12, 2008
  20. Wow! I almost said I wished I had a purse so I could carry more shit, but then I slapped myself and said, “dude! Bitch up!”

    Erica Ehm!? What does she do now? I remember crushing on her back in the day.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Spin Cycle: Relax

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on November 12, 2008
  21. No, you are called prepared. Ready for any situation. I never have my coupons and gift cards and customer cards. And I am always running around looking for my stuff before I leave. I salute you Ali!

    Heathers last blog post..Happy Halloween!

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    Comment by Heather on November 12, 2008
  22. Your purse and my purse could battle it out over who holds more crap. It would, most likely, be a fight to the death.

    regans last blog post..not to point fingers or anything

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    Comment by regan on November 12, 2008
  23. I always have Crystal Light singles in my purse too :)

    Angellas last blog post..On Adultery

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    Comment by Angella on November 12, 2008
  24. I feel better about my messy bag…Thank you. I’m pretty sure my bag has as much as yours.

    I love love your aldo purse. It’s so pretty.

    Kalles last blog post..To Read or Not to Read?

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    Comment by Kalle on November 12, 2008
  25. That is an awesome purse.

    Mine has just as much stuff. In fact, I’m scared that it may have more.

    Issas last blog post..I heart your blog meme

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    Comment by Issa on November 12, 2008
  26. this is either the start of a meme or reason to stage an intervention

    katie ~ motherbumpers last blog post..The Wall

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    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on November 12, 2008
  27. Um. That’s a lot of shit. If I had a penis I would totally have a hard on for your bag. LOL

    sam {temptingmama}s last blog post..I Can’t Even Glue Popsicle Sticks Together Gracefully

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    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on November 12, 2008
  28. You fit all that in a purse?! Wow!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on November 12, 2008
  29. yes! Now I can tell my husband that it is totally normal to have 8 pounds of stuff in my purse! I feel so validated.

    Heeeey, you’re heading my way! Whatcha doing in Edmonton?

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    Comment by Katie on November 12, 2008
  30. Ooooh I love that purse. And the inside looks JUST like mine.

    Misss last blog post..Oh jeez….

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    Comment by Miss on November 12, 2008
  31. I covet thy handbag. Big time. And I never covet purses – I’m just not a purse girl. But holy good gracious, how do you GET all that shit in there and then find it again?

    Zoeyjanes last blog post..On being a girl

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    Comment by Zoeyjane on November 12, 2008
  32. those bakugan spheres have taken over my home and my son’s mind – it’s an obsession with him and all his buds. I find it quite complicated and hard to understand. My friend Dee just created her own Iphone/Itouch application called “Pocket Cocktails” http://www.pocketcocktails.com – check it out!

    amreens last blog post..The weight of a November morning

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    Comment by amreen on November 12, 2008
  33. That’s a lot of contents!!!

    You should keep that poppy on the bag. I LOVE the red with the black and white. It just WORKS!

    Haley-Os last blog post..What to Do When Motherhood Seems Thankless….

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    Comment by Haley-O on November 12, 2008
  34. Speaking of McDonalds – do you know whats on the menu right now? McRib! I mentioned it when you wrote about going to McWorld or whatever that was. And I had one as McDonalds was Sullivan’s dinner of choice on monday for his birthday.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on November 13, 2008
  35. Bet my fully loaded purse weight can beat your purse weight.

    Dis last blog post..Fields Of Prozac

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    Comment by Di on November 13, 2008
  36. Love the spoon! You can often find a spoon or fork in my bag. But only when all the room is taken up with 5 pounds of catalogs!

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    Comment by Debbie on November 13, 2008
  37. That is HILARIOUS!
    I actually don’t carry a purse – I just stuff some keys and my bank card in my pocket. If we’re going out, my husband has to carry my lipstick for me. Ha!

    Becks last blog post..

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    Comment by Beck on November 13, 2008
  38. You need a smaller purse.

    Also, a spoon?

    Kristabellas last blog post..Winter Wonderland

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    Comment by Kristabella on November 13, 2008
  39. I think I may steal this idea for a post! Thank you!

    As for the contents, at least you don’t have 20 opened packages of peanut butter crackers leaving crumbs all over the inside.

    Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for childrens last blog post..Sweet Spot

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    Comment by Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children on November 13, 2008
  40. I really like your purse.

    zandors last blog post..I don’t think it’s working.

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    Comment by zandor on November 13, 2008
  41. I looooove these types of posts. I’m such a voyer. And I think we need to see a close-up of that photo.

    The Over-Thinkers last blog post..Hangin’ (Tough) with Over-Thinker. That’s right, I went to a NKOTB concert. Jealous? No? Suck it then.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on November 13, 2008
  42. I am too anal retentive …I like purses with lots of pockets inside that fit all your stuff all clean and tidy like.

    swirl girls last blog post..Oompah Loompahahahahaha

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    Comment by swirl girl on November 13, 2008
  43. Do you have to carry your passport everywhere you go? Is this a Canada thing?

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    Comment by gorillabuns on November 14, 2008
  44. Wow! I’m super impressed with how much stuff you can squeeze into that purse.

    Multi-Tasking Mommys last blog post..New Product Review

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    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on November 14, 2008
  45. [...] stolen the idea for this post from Ali.  I’m hoping that the extradition to Canada to face her wrath will be too complicated and [...]

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  46. Contents… chaos… whatever. Too distracted by the purse. Love. It.

    jennyonthespots last blog post..Make Me Laugh Monday: You May Bow And Exhault

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    Comment by jennyonthespot on November 17, 2008
  47. I am so totally happy that I am not the only gross pig carrying around a dirty yogurt spoon in my purse! Awesome!

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    Comment by kgirl on November 18, 2008
  48. Dude. Go spend those gift cards! I love that bag, too.

    Courtneys last blog post..Thus Far, My Scariest Moment As A Parent

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    Comment by Courtney on November 19, 2008
  49. Check it out…packing some Bakugans in your bag, a passport in case you need to leave the country, and a bunch of other “stuff”.

    Whenever my girl says, grab something from her purse, I say, “you mean the cave”.

    I’m not going in the cave…I can never find anything in there…it’s dark and scary like yours :)

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