Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Messy Purse

What do the contents of my purse say about me?  Well... let's take a look inside.

What is it?  Highlighters.  Lots and lots of highlighters.  

What does this say about me?  It says I'm in law school, and that I read, a lot.  As I read a case I highlight specific parts in different colors to help me focus on what's important and recall the case quickly when I get called on in class or while studying for finals.  

Green:  The Facts of the Case
Yellow:  The Issue (What's the question the Court has been called upon to decide?)
Pink:  The Rule (Think of it as the law the Court applied in the case.)
Blue:  The Analysis (Think of it as the way the Court applied the facts to the Rule to decide the outcome of the case.)
Orange:  The Procedural History & Conclusion (What did the lower court decide when they heard this case and what did the court that's hearing it now ultimately decide?)

What is it?  Wrappers. Crystal Light energy to-go packet wrappers and Fiber One chewy granola bar wrappers to be exact.

What does this say about me?  Well, besides the obvious--I need to clean my purse out--it says I'm really busy.  

It also says that I try to watch my calories; there's only 140 Calories in the granola bar and only 10 calories in the energy packs.  [I say this as I'm eating ice cream, but no one needs to know that so shhhh!]  Many of my classes are during lunchtime so I'd rather have these guys handy than hit up the vending machine. And, I'm only a bottled water away from an energy kick anytime I need it!

What is it?  My inhaler and reading glasses.

What does it say about me?  Well, that I'm a nerd, duh!   

What is it?  To-go pack of tissues and stickers.  

What does it say about me?  That I have a five-year old and have learned the hard way to be ready for runny noses and to entertain him at a moment's notice.  

What is it?  Chapstick.  Glorious, glorious chapstick!!

What does it say about me?  Well, you may think it says that I have crazy, dry lips, but really it just says that I'm addicted to chapstick.  The thought of reaching in my purse and not having any with me is terrifying, so I tend to have way too many on me at one time.  

So, there it is.  Interesting stuff, I know.  ;)  

This post idea came from Mama Kat's Writing Workshop.  Be sure to stop by there for creative inspiration!


  1. I chose the same prompt...your contents seem a little less neurotic than mine -LOL!
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  2. Thanks for stopping by Life Music Laughter

    I love the way you use your highlighters! I think it will be a good tip for my daughter going off to college this year! And high 5 for nerdy inhalers woop woop!

  3. Ha! What an organized use of the highlighters (not anything like me). I not only have the food wrappers but the countless crumbs of food... toddlers! I too have more chapsticks and lip glosses than one person really needs.

    Surviving Motherhood~

  4. Hi! That's a LOT of highlighters, but I love that you have a certain color for a certain purpose!! I LOVE your purse by the way. I want a pink one just like that-someday, maybe.

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  5. I LOVE your color coded highlighters! Makes me nostalgic for my school days. I liked how you set this post up picture by picture. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Fantastic! And a true mom's purse! I usually find some Hot Wheels or 1/2 eaten cracker at the bottom of mine too. And I'm a chap stick junkie too. Going to have to check out that link! Sounds like a good one!

  7. Love the bag!

    I am constantly in awe of you law student, mother types. I just couldn't do it. You seem very prepared though!

  8. Haha, I just had to say I definitely do that with highlighters also!! I am so crazy about organization and color coding everything. I haven't started law school yet, but I'm sure I will do that next semester as well. Plus, last year I went through my boyfriend's outlines and color coded/numbered everything for him (because he is NOT organized!) and he said it really helped.