I’m a checker.
There. I’ve said it.
When I get on a plane, I check all the exits, count the seats to each and make sure I know how to operate my mask and floatation devices. (You’re welcome, Flight Attendants. It’s me, the one who was paying attention.)
When I go to the movies, a show or concert, I note the exits.
I go to tons of general admission concerts and I am always near the front, but I would wager that there are never more than maybe 12 people between me an the exits.
I know where the fire extinguishers and defibrillators are every place I frequent. You can quiz me.
This may all sound a bit neurotic, admittedly, but it’s not borne out of fear or anxiety. I don’t worry about it or even think about it once I have made my visual rounds.
I enter, look around, file away my mental notes and enjoy the evening.
Any other checkers out there?
I stumbled across this at Target a few months back and I’ve been carrying it ever since.
I devote entirely too much time to finding the perfect bag. I don’t buy expensive bags or designer labels. I don’t think I’ve broken the fifty dollar mark, but I’m always on the hunt.
The perfect bag for me would be like Hermione’s evening bag; a tiny bag of infinite capacity.
So I have resigned myself to multiple bags. This one for daily hauling, a cute black leather studded number for weekends and a wristlet for concerts and the like, which also serves as an everyday wallet.
This bag is great for hauling things to the office, or setting up for a couple of hours at a coffee shop
It has room for:
My gen 1 iPad
Action Day Planner
Copies of Wired and Writer’s Digest
Touchscreen sensitive gloves
For smaller things, there is a zippered pocket and I bought a small insert for assorted girl stuff and accoutrements:
Mascara (Clinique Lash-Doubling)
Eyeliner (Buxom Black Insider)
Lipstick or gloss (Dior Show Lipbalm and Burts Bees tinted balm.)
I can even toss a cardigan or bottle of water in there.
Update– I took the pictures in this post a couple of weeks ago, but I’m posting it now after seeing this on Lifehacker– one of my favorite websites: