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    my small cafe bag carries...

    maverick's small cafe bag carries...

    * Leica D-LUX 4 camera in a case that came with a Linksys portable router.
    * Moleskine notebook in the outside pocket.
    * iPhone in the outside pocket.
    * travel size toothbrush and toothpaste in a mini organizer pouch.
    * Blackberry in a mini clear organizer pouch.
    * receipts in a small clear organizer pouch.
    * Shure in-ear noise isolating headphones in its original carrying case.
    * Burt's Bees Lip Balm.
    * Retro 51 Pen.
    * Wholefoods peppermints.
    * Rhodia pad.
    * Wallet.
    * Keys.
    * Tissues.
    * Victorinox Swisstool.
    * Gloves.

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    Small Cafe Bag

    In this thread, post a list or pictures of What You Carry in your Small Cafe Bag. We will add your packing list to the Small Cafe Bag page to help give other people a better idea of what the bag can hold.
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    8.9" laptop in neoprene sleeve
    Chargers, mouse etc to go with laptop
    Large wallet
    Folding umbrella

    And there is still plenty of room to spare. No-one can believe that I keep a laptop in there until I pull it out.

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    Linen/Olive Small Cafe Bag

    Here is what I carry in my Small Cafe Bag:
    * Back pocket - medium cork pouch: Kindle, word puzzle book
    * Front zippered pocket - small clear organizer pouch: hand creame, sanitizer, lipgloss
    * Interior
    - mini clear organizer pouch (attached to o-ring): mints, lipgloss, lipstick, blistex, microfiber cloth
    - organizer wallet hemp/recycled rubber (attached to o-ring): cash, change, Moleskine address book
    - mini padded organizer pouch (attached to key strap): Canon Power Shot SD780 IS
    - eyeglasses
    - keys (attached to key strap)
    - reusable shopping bag
    * Interior pockets
    - cell phone
    - Magic Wallet: ID, debit/gift cards
    - pen
    - pencil

    Picks to follow soon...

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    Navy/Wasabi Small Cafe Bag

    In the front pocket:

    • FOT Pouch with Burt's Bees lip balm, a set of earbuds, and my work badge.
    • A pack of Orbit Mist in peppermint


    In the main compartment:

    • A book (or two!) of the day.
    • Small Moleskine Notebook (in the side pouch)
    • My iPhone (also in the side pouch)
    • A Cross pen
    • A black Sharpie
    • A CRKT folding knife (clipped to a pen slot)
    • Clear Organizer Wallet in Olive clipped to my keys clipped to a Crimson Key Strap
    • My iPhone/iPod charger


    In the back:
    • Various notes. That's all.


    It's smaller than my Ristretto for iPad/Netbooks, and that's a good thing; it's great for everyday carrying, and is just the perfect size. Win.

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    Mrs Badger's *new!* Azalea/Sapphire SCB



    Currently, Mrs B uses a Navy/Cayenne SCB as her EDC. Now she has a lovely new pink SCB, as well.

    In her SCB, Mrs B carries:
    • The organizer wallet with cash, cards, and ID
    • A LeSportsac makeup bag (tiny) with sunscreen, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and a hair band
    • Gum and mints
    • Car/house keys (not usually on a strap but in the zip pocket)
    • Pens. A million pens.
    • Poo bags for when she walks the dogs
    • Now that it's winter, a hat and gloves
    • Robert Marc sunglasses in case
    • Hairbrush
    • iPhone in pink Incipio case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    [*]Pens. A million pens.[/LIST]
    I like the way she thinks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy View Post
    I like the way she thinks!
    The quantity of pens is frightening, as is the number of gum wrappers and other detritus. However, Mrs B is very lucky in that I not only buy her new bags on a regular basis, I also clean them out for her, reorganize her wallet (all bills facing the same way!) and make sure all her pens have ink in them. In return, she picks up the lion's share of the corgi poo.

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    It's great that you make sure she has ink in her pens, but do you clean her nibs for her? That would be true dedication!
    A clean pen is a happy pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    The quantity of pens is frightening, as is the number of gum wrappers and other detritus. However, Mrs B is very lucky in that I not only buy her new bags on a regular basis, I also clean them out for her, reorganize her wallet (all bills facing the same way!) and make sure all her pens have ink in them. In return, she picks up the lion's share of the corgi poo.
    Wow! MrsB is very lucky indeed. Have you ever considered starting a bag-cleaning wallet-reorganizing service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb4 View Post
    Wow! MrsB is very lucky indeed. Have you ever considered starting a bag-cleaning wallet-reorganizing service?
    If the whole university gig doesn't work out (which, as I look at the huge mess that constitutes higher learning, is possible right across the board), I think organizing would be my new profession. The other day my boss said, "You're kind of a germaphobe, aren't you?"--and that's not actually accurate; my phobia about stickiness is much worse. Ick. Stickiness.

    Birdfeeder, Mrs B uses normal disposable pens. I should have been more specific about that. Rather, my job is to make sure her Uni-ball pens are all fresh. I, on the other hand, would love to start collecting fountain pens, but somehow I think that would be disallowed, since all of the things I like tend to be really expensive.
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