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Inspired by a friend's (locked) post:

What is the weirdest thing you regularly carry in your purse/pockets/fanny pack/backpack/whatever you usually carry?

Two chopstick rests

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phinnia
Dec. 22nd, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
My birthmother carries a small package of marbles. she claims it's so no one can say she's lost hers.
The oddest thing in my bag currently is an expandable grocery bag, which is not really odd. Or the folding pair of scissors.
pyrzqxgl
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I always have string bags with me.
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firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
I know one other person who does. I currently have a home-made cloth napkin in my bag, but not on a daily basis.
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ex_serenejo
Dec. 22nd, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
How come?
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
kyubi gave them to me. They seem happy in there and make me smile.
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clawfoot
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
A tiny miniature ouija board. I made it in 1987, when I was thirteen years old and a ouija board freak. It's kind of scaring me that I've been carrying this thing around with me for almost twenty years.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is pretty cool! Does it have a little thingie-you-slide-around-on-the-top-of-a-ouija-board to go with it?
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kightp
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
My usual bag is either the day-glow yellow messenger bag I take to work or the pirate booty bag, both of which are weirder than anything I carry inside them. Unless you consider carrying a knitting project everywhere you go weird. (-:

firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I don't think a knitting project counts as weird. Maybe I should carry one too. (I only do on special occasions.) But then I'd have to get a bigger bag.
pyrzqxgl
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I'm sure there's a lot of competition from both inside and outside the backpack. Maybe the (Harry Potter) wizard coins can have the title for today.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
That counts!
iceblink
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Asian style face mask
I always carry a face mask with me just in case I might be where there are a TON of sick people. But mine has little kawaii things stiched on it, like a panda, 4-leaf clover, or bunny.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Asian style face mask
I've seen hello kitty face masks. So they work, huh? I've thought of taking them on airplanes.
dreamalynn
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
A human tooth? If not that, probably the fairy ball.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
I think the human tooth is weirder.
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elissaann
Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
A tuning fork. I got stopped by airport screeners because of it once. Or maybe it was because I had three of them. They seemed to think it was a giant roach clip.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
Airport screeners can be pretty imaginative in what they think has an illicit-pharmaceutical connection, can't they?
leandra333
Dec. 22nd, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
A small rock from Puget Sound
baratron
Dec. 22nd, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
My notebook. It is not, in itself, intrinsically weird, but some of the notes contained within it are exceedingly random...
nex0s
Dec. 22nd, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
About a dozen vials of BPAL in all scents.

Or maybe the measuring tape on my keychain.

N.
punkmom
Dec. 22nd, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
Three knitting projects - but that's not particularly weird. Perhaps the tape measure might be a little weird...
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
If two people who commented at the same time carry the same thing, I don't know if it's weird...
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miz_geek
Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
No, I don't smoke
Tobacco. I carry it in a little round metal tin that used to hold mints.

A friend of mine who's Native American talked me into watching the Jim Jarmusch movie Dead Man, and afterwards he kept asking if I had any tobacco. It's sort of a recurring thing in the movie. Has to do with dying and the afterlife and it's just a good thing to have. So I went out and bought some pipe tobacco, and I've carried it around ever since.
dbubley
Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: No, I don't smoke
Does it make your bag smell wonderful. I don't smoke, either, but I love the smell of pipe tobacco (usually hate a cigar smell, although I think my guardian angel smokes one.)
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dbubley
Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
There's nothing really weird now, but I tend to wear out my fanny pack by accumulating way too many coins.

I used to carry practically everything in my bag, and it was rather heavy. A friend once said, "I'll bet you even have a flashlight in there?" Normally I did not, but by chance I had just put a huge flashlight in there for a specific purpose, and hadn't taken it out yet. I often thought about buying a toy kitchen sink just in case somebody said something.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
I've destroyed a lot of wallets by carrying too many coins.

A flashlight seems like something that makes sense to carry, not weird at all.
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usqueba
Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
I don't know how weird this is (I know some pretty weird folk but...) usually in my purse/backpack is: A sock monkey, a rock from (I can't say where) far away, a 64mg usb memory stick, a French 20 centime piece, a German deutchmark.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
You can't say where because you don't know, or can't say? (If you can't say, I think that counts as the weirdest thing.)
karenkay
Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I am so humiliated: I have nothing weird or even remotely interesting in my bag. I don't even carry knitting with me!

I confess I am enchanted by all the things that others carry in their bags. I may have to find something to put in my bag just so the next time this comes around I have something to say.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I didn't think I carried anything weird in my bag until I was filling out a quiz about what I carried in my bag and I remembered the chopstick rests.
mjlayman
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
My first thought was that I don't carry anything weird -- a mini-wallet in my right pocket and a cell phone and keys in the left pocket. But I do have a bright pink sheet of paper folded in the bill section of my mini-wallet that is positioned so "EMERGENCY INFORMATION other side of this sheet" is showing.
firecat
Dec. 22nd, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
That seems like a more sensible way to carry emergency information than to store it in a watch or some other device whose battery might die.
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abostick59
Dec. 22nd, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
How weird is it to carry a digital camera? Not very, I should think.

Miscellaneous Australian coins? Naaah.

How about two polished rocks: one is jasper, the other is blue sodalite. That's maybe a little weird; but other people carry rocks, too.

I also keep something in my fanny pack that people often keep in theirs; what's weird about it is that I often keep much larger quantities of it than is normal. (Forgive me for being coy, but I'd really rather not say what it is in an unlocked post.) I generally take advantage of it on the occasions where I bring out one of the rocks.
mjlayman
Dec. 23rd, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
When I carried a purse, I had a beautiful artist-made marble in it. Now the marble is in the box on my night-table.
micheinnz
Dec. 23rd, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
A small roll of duct tape.

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mamatiger
Dec. 23rd, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)
My wallet is where I keep my collection of ticket stubs for various movies and stage shows going back to 1983 (that was the Neil Diamond show). I don't see many shows so the collection isn't so large it can't fit easily into the wallet.

Tom Jones, 1986! Jack Wagner, 1985!

Leslie, humming "All I Need..."
selki
Dec. 23rd, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
"is just a little more time, to be sure, what I feeeeeeeel"

Oh, dear.
selki
Dec. 23rd, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Earplugs?
kwamee
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
Today I was cleaning out my old satchel bag and I found 5 Silver Dollars that
m_a_m_ gave to me for luck/emergencies before she died.
They make music when then clink together.

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