This is my handbag, a purple Brooklyn Industries mini duffle, with seatbelt material handles. It’s a tough little item that’s built like Doctor Who’s time traveling machine, The Tardis, small on the outside massive within! It was bought for me in Williamsburg by a guy I was dating. I didn’t know I was dating him at the time; it’s all good though, no bad Feng Shui here, it’s a savage bag!
It wasn’t until I emptied my bag out that I realized how much stuff I carry about with me, loads of lady items, writing utensils and audio/visual recording devices. I clearly think it’s important to be moisturized and fresh, and I don’t want to miss anything that happens.
There is an outside zippered pocket on the front in which I keep a few things for easy access, and also pockets on either end.
Itouch – I need music with me always. I hosted and produced a music radio show for 13 years and now write about music. I get access to so much eclectic amazing music of all genres, I’m one lucky chick.
Book – The First Time I Got Paid For it, A collection of essays written by writers of film and television, in which they discuss the first time they actually got paid for their writing. It’s honest and frankly written; my favorite entries are by Cameron Crowe, Pamela Gray, and Peter Casey. It’s a good read.
HD Flip – This camera is awesome, and for under $400 it provides exceptional HD video footage. The audio is also brilliant. I’ve used it to shoot video at concerts, the quality is unbelievable.
Fruit leather – If my sugar levels dip, I become a psycho. I am Hypoglycemic and have to eat something every 2-3 hours to keep my blood sugar levels up, if I don’t I’m a complete unfocused weirdo!
Leatherman Juice – Don’t leave home without it. It’s bright pink, has 18 features, and I use it everyday, everyone should have one, period.
Wallet – Cheap and cheerful.
3 black ballpoints
Cupcake printed tissues
Woolly $2 pink gloves
One brand condom
EQ natural peppermint spray hand sanitizer
Pictures of my niece and nephews
3 lip glosses
Burt’s Bees lip-balm
Hand Food crème from Soap & Glory UK
$1 goodwill sunshades
Long distance calling card – You never know when you’re going to have to call a long distance number, a family member overseas, a band you’re supposed to interview, a tour manager you can’t find at a venue. It’s always good to be prepared.
Note book - For scribbling interview questions, poetry, prose, blog post ideas, random snippets of conversations heard on public transportation etc.
Stamps – International, Canadian and US postage
Make-up – blush and eye shadow compact.
Cyber shot – Sony Camera.
Camouflage mini zippered bag – I put all the little things inside.
Fabric Strawberry – turns into an enviro-bag
Mini agenda – Orange book, keeps me on track.
Glass blue beaded rosary – from Grandma for good luck. She’s a Jew turned Catholic, wonders never cease.