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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

What's Up, Wednesday?

This week's question…
Confession time: name one odd thing in your purse

Does floss count as an odd thing? Not because I have one thing of floss, but I have several. Every time I go to the dentist, I accept that little piece of travel floss and throw it in my purse for later. Now I have six or seven small things of floss milling about the bottom.
An aside question: Is there a name for that thing floss comes in? Is it a box? A tub? A generic container?
~Jennifer Lohmann 

Oh, my word! I just dug through my purse to see what the oddest thing was, and I'm laughing imagining what someone else might think if they found my purse. In the zipper pocket, I found: clean underwear, a baggie with a toothbrush/toothpaste/floss, and pepper spray. I'm like a nightmare overnight guest waiting to happen!!!

~Samantha Grace

I am a total packrat when it comes to my office (I see an alligator head, a shrimp bobblehead, an inflatable moose head, and seven rubber duckies without even turning my head), but austere with my purse. I just looked. There's a wallet, two pens, a small notebook, a gas receipt, and my keys. That's it!

~Suzanne Johnson

Confessions from our fellow authors:

I think my purse is pretty normal lately. The oddest thing would be a tape measure. And I only know it's there because I had to buy a new one to measure the bathroom for renovations because I couldn't find the first tape measure, and then found it a few days later when looking for something else. Isn't that always the way?
~Aileen Fish, CHASING LORD MYSTERY

I keep liquid Splenda in my purse at all times. I like sweet tea, and not everyone carries the yellow packets. 
~Terri L. Austin, HIS EVERY NEED 

One item in my purse: a laminated four leaf clover that I found on March 6, 1992. Yes it has brought me lots of good luck!
~Carolyn Brown, HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY (July)

To me, this is perfectly normal, but someone might think the oddest item in my purse is my pocket Gaelic dictionary. Na can an còrr! Bi mod hail!
~Victoria Roberts, TO WED A WICKED HIGHLANDER

A 10mm Wrench. 
~Brooklyn Ann, BITE ME, YOUR GRACE and WRENCHING FATE

Kids size 6 pants - good for accidents, cleaning spills, clearing windshields, and wiping noses.
~Sarah Castille, IN YOUR CORNER

A frequent shopper punch card from a chocolatier. 
~Theresa Romain, TO CHARM A NAUGHTY COUNTESS

A man's wallet so I can switch over when I don't want to carry a purse. 
~Cheryl Brooks, THE CAT STAR CHRONICLES: REBEL

A coin from Greece to give to a Romvet (veteran romance writer) for a secret prize.

~Terry Spear, JAGUAR HUNT

A soy bar.
~Paige Tyler (USA Today Bestselling Author), HER PERFECT MATE (X-OPS Book One)


What about you? Do you have any odd things in your purse?

22 comments:

  1. Don't shoot me...I stole this idea for a giveaway on my FB author's page. Since I answered the question, I've also found that I need a bigger purse! Oh, and I found a pink tape measure. One of my dozen granddaughters is getting married this fall and wanted me to measure her so she could order her dress. It happened in a service station parking lot in 30 mile an hour winds but we got the job done!

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    1. Carolyn,
      LOL. I guess you're lucky none of the ladies carry guns in their purses. ;D
      I think that's a great idea for a giveaway. We're happy you used it. Thanks so much for participating in What's Up, Wednesday. We <3 U!

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    2. PS - And that takes talent to measure in 30 mph winds. I can't even measure well in the comfort of my home. :)

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  2. Floss - check
    Toothbrush - no
    Tape measure - no
    Eye drops - yes
    Lipstick - yes (although I never use it)
    Complete manicure kit, with the addition of a little spray container of cleaner for my kindle. I've had this about 20 years, so a few of the items have been replaced, and most of the little loops are gone. I love stick-on velcro!

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    1. Patty,
      You sound prepared! It's funny because I have lipstick in my purse too, but I rarely use it. I'm more likely to grab the lip balm. :)

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    2. It's like armor, if I have to talk to officialish strangers.

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  4. the only thing not " normal" i have beside pens, tisues and notebooks and purse which are the essential items in my purse is...sugar... i have stick/piece of sugar ( like you get at restaurant with teh coffe wrapped and all).....my brother is diabete type 1 so since little i always taken as a habit to have sugar or candies on me in case and it got useful too often....not usual for most people but i guess it has become essential for me

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    1. Sounds like a necessity. It's good that you are prepared, but I'm sorry your brother has had to deal with this illness.

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  5. Lol great post! My purse is big and heavy, but anything odd? My wallet, phone, medicines, perfume, a book of course, my booklist for when I see some books for sale accidentally, a hairbrush, an assortment of businesscards for restaurants, breathmints, pens which don't work anymore, tissues ...

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    1. That sounds like my workbag. You have everything you could ever need! :)

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    2. I used to have all those pens that don't work anymore in my purse as well, but my day job now has a recycling dropbox for pens.Cleaned that bit out. The booklist is a great idea!

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  6. May I say I am insanely jealous of the Gaelic dictionary? I want one!

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  7. I answered in Carolyn's FB post, also! The most unusual thing I found in my purse was a ziploc bag with 4 Girl Scout Badges. Our last meeting is coming up, so I guess I had better give them out!

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    1. That's a cool thing to have in your purse! :)

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  8. Is it odd if I have a mini fork and a spoon in there? LOL

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    1. LOL. How small, like children's tea set size? That would be odd and interesting. :)

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    2. I have an acquaintance who always has a spoon and tinned fish in her bag (her mom always told her to carry food), so I don't think the mini fork is strange at all.

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    3. Well, the fork is kid size while the spoon is changes depending on if I want a regular size spoon or a kid size. LOL

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  9. Hi Ladies, the oddest things in my purse is Nook charger, two lottery scratch tickets a Victoria secret coupon for free a free panty for my daughter that I have to deliver because it expires on the 8 and a pack of rainbow sprinkles I love them.

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    1. I love that you have rainbow sprinkles in your purse! That's great! :D

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