Saturday, September 6, 2008

I never leave home without...

I'm totally swiping this idea from Terrace Crawford's blog.

Here is the entirety of his post from July 17.

What do you NEVER leave home without?
"Ever since I was 18, I've read a chapter of Proverbs every day. I carry a real small bible-The New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. I'm a nut for organization."
Mike Huckabee in People Magazine earlier this year.

John Edwards- "My ipod. I love Dave Matthews and Bruce Springsteen. It's nice to have a little time to yourself."
Mitt Romney- "A gallon-size bag of his wife's homeade oats-and-almond granola," and a Dora the Explorer bowl to remind him of this grandkids.
Barack Obama- "A webcam" to keep in contact with his family.
Hilary Clinton- "My blackberry."

For me its definitely my cell phone, money for lunch and most recently my man bag.

If you know me well, you already know what my answers to the question will be (don't worry, I'm going to hit you with them anyway) but it was something at the very end of Terrace's post that made me want to follow up on this...

He said "man bag."

Anyway... more on that later.

Here's the deal... I never go anywhere without my iPhone. Period. I'm completely addicted to being connected. Sometimes this is a problem (more on that later as well).

In addition to the iPhone I also (nearly*) always have on or near me the following:
There is one more thing, and this is where Terrace's comment struck me. I never go anywhere without my backpack**. Now, if you know me or see me around you know about the backpack already. It is huge, and I take it everywhere.

I have post in the works explaining the backpack.

Maybe I will get it posted tomorrow.

- Footnotes -

I've always wanted to do a post that needed footnotes.
This is them.

* - that list of five items (plus my phone) are what I have on my person anytime that I'm wearing blue jeans and a pocket t-shirt, which is my normal M-F 7:30 am-6:30 pm attire. If I am in weekend or evening attire (which means I've traded my jeans in for shorts) then I typically put the moleskine, the pocket-knife, and the tooney in my backpack.
** - I felt the need to explain the comment "never go anywhere without my backpack". For reasons which may become apparent later, the backpack can't go with me everywhere. It obviously goes to work with me, stays at home when I'm there, and rides in vehicles that I ride in. I can typically access the backpack within a few minutes from wherever I am.
Anyway... What do you never leave home without?


anna said...

First of all, I like you so much more now that you use footnotes.

My list: tums, my journal, and some form of sugar.

valerie said...

a tooney
that's my favorite