Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Putting the 'k' in classy since '84

Summary of my purse contents in case you want to take classy lady lessons from a seasoned pro:

  • deodorant - for keeping fresh
  • toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss - also for keeping fresh
  • underwear - you never know, also it's fun to make bag checks at work super awkward
  • a 26 oz. bottle of lemon gin - the official beverage of classy ladies everywhere
  • NYLON magazine - to avoid having conversations with creepers on the bus/to keep abreast of the important issues, such as what people in silver lake are listening to/buying
  • cigarettes - I know, I know, not so hot but I was stressed, and it's a good way to excuse yourself from an awkward convo
  • sunglasses - so that you can at least pretend you're just out for an early morning stroll, and not on your way home from the night before
  • a can of diet rockstar - because it's really hard to appear classy when you're drooling in your sleep on the bus

12 comments:

Eric said...

No wonder I inspire girls to smoke...

team gingerbread said...

I think I might get kicked out of the sisterhood for spilling the beans on that one...

mike said...

Well....drooling on the bus might come in handy if you don't have a NYLON magazine to ward off the creepers.

Blogmad hit!

team gingerbread said...

True that mike, I never though of it that way. But I still hate falling asleep on the bus/train. You just feel so darn vulnerable (but word on the street is I look super cute when I sleep, awww!)

Kelley said...

You know, often the contents of my purse are pretty similar...

I haven't tried diet Rockstar yet. I once got hooked-on sugarfree Redbull, and at the cost of $2 per can, I quickly realized that the addiction was going to do me in, financially. So now I'm just a diet Coke junkie.

La Chou said...

Underwear...good for weekend shinanagans (or however you spell that).
Cigarettes...yes, disgusting...but so amazing at the same time..

nicole said...

I'm sorry but the TITLE of this post has me in tears. Thanks for that!

team gingerbread said...

kelley - what can I say, great minds think alike

la chou - ditto

nicole - I give and I give... I'm glad you enjoyed it

Maritza said...

Not that anyone is asking but my bag contains:

* supersize individually wrapped sanitary napkins - it can be used as a bandage to stop all sorts of bleeding, it can be soaked in ice water, peel the strip and expose the sticky thing and apply to forehead for a compress, etc.

* hearing aid batteries because I'm cool like that

* cigarettes and powerful chewing gum

* lipgloss/lubricant

* underwear? who needs it?

* the most beautiful wallet in the whole wide world which smells like Band Aids when I open it

team gingerbread said...

martiza - are you using lip gloss as lubricant you sassy lady? and I carry my wallet in my pocket because I searched high and low for a wallet that is both tiny and functional (it's basically the same dimensions as my razr, but a bit thinner)

Maritza said...

My wallet is super thin too but it's legal envelope size. It's made by Lodis.

http://www.lodis.com/products/product_detail.aspx?id=588

team gingerbread said...

Oooh! I like