January 08, 2005


Hahaha. Perhaps I could get my husband a man-purse with camouflage on the flap like Tommy Lee has. Oh good lord, I can just picture the look on my husband's face if I suggested he get a purse. That's rich. (The man owns three ties, and one is a clip on. Metrosexual, he is not.)

Posted by Sarah at January 8, 2005 07:27 AM

Hey, I carry a handbag... Well, a shoulder bag. Have done for years. Where else would I keep my mobile phone, my Palm Pilot, my digital camera, my iPod, headphones, emergency chocolate bar, headache and antihistamine pills, chequebook, spare pen... And so on?

The secret is to only buy a new bag when the old one completely disintegrates, so for most of its life it looks all battered and worn, rather than shiny and girly.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 8, 2005 10:10 AM

The husband does have a black Army bookbag that he carries his paperwork in...

Posted by: Sarah at January 8, 2005 11:08 AM

Pixy, you're hauling too much junk. I cull my wallet frequently, delete as many keys as possible, and have a slimline Gerber pocket knife. I don't even like having loose change!

Posted by: Mike at January 8, 2005 01:20 PM

My husband will carry my purse all over the mall when we are shopping, that doesn't bother him a bit,
but he wouldn't be caught dead with a man purse :-)

Posted by: Pamela at January 8, 2005 07:16 PM

Oh yeah. My Leatherman's in there too, plus a couple of 20GB DDS tapes.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 8, 2005 11:49 PM

As long as I am commenting...I don't think a man purse would float my boat, but hey, I ain't never met your husband. I did bring a manskirt home with me from Africa though. It is pretty damn cool! Haven't found just the right occasion to wear it yet but you better believe it will be to a Command function (well maybe not a submarine command though...nukes just ain't right.)

Posted by: Ed & D at January 9, 2005 04:03 AM

Ching came home with an army green "map" bag that she's been carrying around since neither of us carries a real purse. Several years ago I went to an id holder - I carry my driver's license, check card, and maybe a pic of my newphew and blog card. For Christmas I got her a Hello Kitty change holder that is now attached to the strap of the map bag aka man purse. Well, she is Nerdstar :-)

Posted by: Beth at January 9, 2005 05:36 AM

Ed must be one of them coners. My uncle had a man purse back in the late seventies- a big silver lunchbox he carried all his junk around in.

Posted by: pbnuc at January 9, 2005 06:13 AM

My coach was given to me for my College graduation. At my first job we were working on the back office computer (doing an upgrade) and the techie saw it on a chair that he wanted to sit on. He told my boss's wife if she would "please move her purse".

So that's where the "my purse" comes from. Just to clarify.

Posted by: Tom at January 10, 2005 04:48 AM