|This bag has LOADS of personality!|
I’ve noticed over the months that you have tackled such issues as hair, make-up, shower curtains, evening attire and even mate matching. Well, I have a new one for you. While I think I have a pretty good handle on all the topics mentioned above (especially the mate match), I am severely challenged in one area…well probably more than one but let’s stay focused on my problem at hand.
Typically, I prefer to not carry one. Off and on over the years I’ve bought purses, perhaps while in a girly mood. In high school I only carried a purse once a month for two items, one of which was Midol. I can’t count the times when I needed the said items and had to retrace my steps to remember which class I left the stupid thing in.
Not long ago, I started carrying a basic black, somewhat stylish purse… but I had an accident. I was smuggling an iced latte (made at home) in one of those new insulated cold drink cups with a screw on lid and straw into a movie. Apparently I didn’t get the lid screwed on straight and I had a serious amount of leakage.
Sure the purse could probably be cleaned up of the sticky sweet substance, but I never was overly fond of the thing and I did only pay $8 at WalMart for it. Then it dawned on me…I should have the MikChiks help me decide on the perfect purse for my personality.
Here are the things you have to work with:
· I like being fashionable but I’m simple. No flashy bling-bling thing, please.
· I’m a “big girl” and I don’t want the purse to accentuate any of my bigness.
· I hate it when I can’t slide my elbow through the handle or can’t keep the stupid thing on my shoulder.
· I’m of lowly estate. (Ummm I’m a poor soul)
· I don’t want a piece of luggage on my hip.
· I need to be able to find things easily.
The types of things I carry these days are:
· ID/Debit card etc (Which could use some new image of a wallet as well)
· Cell phone (Needs to be highly accessible since I am a text addict)
· A bit of make up
· Reading glasses
· And miscellaneous little things of which I can’t think of right now.
I’m sure whatever you decide is a good fit for me, my daughter and her hip-case (larger purse) would love to assist me in a shopping trip following your criteria. We could even document it…for entertainment/educational purposes.
Dear Purse-onality Plus,
Thanks for this most excellent CocoNUNdrum. We're up for the challenge!
This also seems like the perfect time for Another Contest. Fun in Nature—as promised.
Your letter reminded us that purses and personality can be closely linked. So while we're searching for something that fits your (exhaustive) requirements, we invite The Readers to email us pictures of their own handbags. The Men can send pics of their Murse/Manbag or a pic of their wife's purse, or a picture of something they wouldn't be caught dead wearing. Maybe Roadkills can send in something before his Albanian Beach Trip. We're sure it would be interesting.
Then on Monday we'll post all the pictures, plus all the names. The Reader who matches the most correctly will win some kind of prize, and as usual it has yet to be determined. We may also put ALL Participants' Names into a hat for another prize. It all depends on how closely the men in our households are monitoring the checking accounts.
So there it is Readers—who's up for this Pursonality Quiz?
Maddie and Lisa