What do you carry in your bag?
This article has us wondering -- what do you carry?
Are you one of those people (I admit I am) who take everything but the kitchen sink thinking they just maybe might need that flashlight in the course of the day?
I am dogsitting Riley today and plan to take him on a long walk after work, stopping by a friends house and the store. As an experiment, I thought I would leave my bag at home, taking only the few items I absolutley needed and that could fit in my pockets. But then I thought if I took my LUX, I could use that to carry my groceries and save a plastic bag, and the LUX is way more comfortable carring a plastic bag anyway. And, of course, I need my Jimi, my keys (of which there are more than a few), my cell phone, my keychain LED light because it gets dark here at 5:15, biscuits and a plastic bag for Riley, a bottle of water for both of us, etc. It's sunny (yet cold) here right now but it can always start raining, so a raincoat is a must. Maybe I should even take my camera so I can put an updated picture of Riley on his page. Plus, I just feel weird not carrying a bag.
Anyway, what do you carry? Can you go "bagless", or do you always need one?
Stuff that comes with me-->
I've been toting my work laptop around with me a lot recently, and when I do, my Smart Alec becomes the primary bag. Contents:
-Work Laptop (Old, Heavy Toshiba) comfortably zipped in a Monolith.
-Cables, powercords/adaptors, cordless mouse, spare batteries in a Snake Charmer,
-Noise-cancelling headphones in their own pouch
-Folder with whatever 8/12x11 documents are oh-so-critical that week
(I do need a Freudian Slip one of these days)
Little organizer pockets in the top of the SmartAlec contain:
-Creative Zen MP3 player (I'm not an iPod guy)
-Business cards in hard case
-Tin of Altoids
-WiFi card (sheesh, I didn't realize how much of a tech geek I've become)
Keys clipped to the key clip thingy
The two zipped exterior pockets contain:
Hardshell eyeglass/sunglass case
And generally, there's ample room still left in the main compartment to stuff in newspapers, scarf, gloves, whatever detritus I accumulate in my travels.