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My magic purse.

So I’m walking down the street in Cody, WY and I see this purse out of the corner of my eye. Now, heretofore, I’ve been a pretty conservative purse person. I’m more about function. But this one stopped me in my tracks. I mean, one moment I’m walking down the street, on course for lunch, the next I’m standing in front of her.

I did not think it was magic. Not then. I just thought, wow, you’ve got a birthday coming, maybe it’s time to step up your game, girl. So I walked out with that purse.

This is not a small purse. It takes up some room. Makes a statement. Not sure the statement is about me, because I’m a hermit. Don’t wear heels much anymore. But I live in Texas, so the purse works. It’s also big enough to carry all my crap. It’s almost a Tardis. Last week, I’d could swear I felt a sauna in there.

I was cool with that. And then my sunglasses disappeared. I emptied the purse. Did everything  but hold it upside down and shake it. I was pretty sure I’d put them inside, but I looked all the places I could think of. Finally gave up, borrowed some sunglasses from my sister and headed home. Fast forward a week or so. I’m digging through The Purse for my borrowed sunglasses and lo, and behold, my missing sunglasses emerge.


When I go somewhere, The Purse stops women in their tracks. Strangers praise her. She loves the praise. So I’m blogging about her in hopes she won’t eat any other belongings. I like to get along with my purse. Especially if she’s magic. But if Dr. Who comes out?

We’ll have to talk. Cuz the hubs is not a fan.

Do you have any magic accessories? I know Pier One has that commercial about what speaks to us, but The Purse doesn’t talk. She doesn’t need to. She’s that good. If you can, tell me about your magic stuff and I’ll enter you in my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket that is, in a less scary way, yummy magic. Her stuff won’t eat your sunglasses. Well, there is her zombie stuff, but it won’t be after your sunglasses. Winner is announced the first blog post of the new month. 🙂

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Perilously yours,


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8 thoughts on “My Magic Purse

  • September 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I’m in awe. That. Purse. Is. Awesome.

    • September 24, 2013 at 6:50 am

      It is, isn’t it? And it is amazing that I found it. LOL Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  • September 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I have a friend who lives in Cody WY. It’s a neat town. As for my purse, it’s a mess with all the notes I put in there to remember things for later. The problem is, I don’t remember to look at them and when I do it’s too late.
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    • September 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Cody really is a neat place. I love going there, though landings can be tricky if the wind is blowing. Actually, they are terrifying! LOL That is funny about the notes. I’ve started making notes on the Reminders app on my computer, but I have to remind myself to check the lists. And then do something. LOL

  • September 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I have a tribble purse and a Klingon computer bag. I’m not a purse woman, though. I’m more of a stuff-my-pocket person.
    I’d put pictures in here but I don’t know how.
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    • September 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      I wish I traveled light enough for the pockets thing to work. I do make a small pocketbook dash if I know I won’t be getting out of the car. But a tribble purse and a Klingon computer bag!! Awesomeness!

  • September 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I have a Pocketbook I’m attached to (not a purse, a Pocketbook, LOL). I’m so attached to it that after I’d bought it, I went back to the store to see if they had her twin in stock. And they had one left. I snatched it up. Because I knew Miss Pocketbook would not last forever, and I couldn’t bear being without her. And sure enough, the first Miss Pocketbook eventually succumbed to overuse and had to be retired.

    Why do I love Miss Pocketbook so much? Because of her several zippered and velcroed pockets. For instance, the pocket on the back is roomy enough to hold my newest Sudoku book (which is crucial). It will also hold my tablet and the accompanying Bluetooth keyboard that makes my tablet a small laptop when I need one, without all the bulk and weight. And then there’s the back pocket’s twin sister, which holds all my necessities, like, gum, makeup bag, check book, brush, glucose tabs, pens, phone and tablet and camera chargers, and assorted other paraphenalia. Then there’s the small zippered pocket on the front that holds glasses, extra pens, my Aluma-wallet, and cell phone. And below that is a velcroed pocket where I have a small spiral notebook. And it’s a place where I can slip things until they’ve been classified and filed in the appropriate zipper pocket (or relegated to the round file).

    Yep, a pocketbook/purse relationship is important and not something a woman takes lightly.

    • September 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      That sounds like an awesome purse! Good plan to grab two! I think I’ve spent my life looking for the perfect purse. My magic purse isn’t perfect (don’t tell it I wrote this!) because it ate my sunglasses, even if it did give them back. LOL But it is very sassy and I get a lot of compliments on it. LOL

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