WBEZ | harold baines http://www.wbez.org/tags/harold-baines Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What's in your purse? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-03/whats-your-purse-106005 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/DSC_0009.JPG" title="" /></div><p>This is a popular women&#39;s blog topic that has always fascinated me. The things the average woman carries around in her purse says a lot about her. I tend to carry a gigantic tote bag with me that doubles as a black hole, so I figured I&#39;d bare myself to the world and let you peek inside my purse to see what are &quot;my essentials.&quot; Don&#39;t judge me! I haven&#39;t cleaned it out in awhile.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/8543224468_27d1b2748e_o.jpg" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">1. A witch</div><div class="image-insert-image ">2. A cup from The Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies (gotta stay hydrated!)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">3. A sexy math-pun-based thong</div><div class="image-insert-image ">4. A candle (in case of a blackout)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">5. A Harold Baines folder (my method for keeping track of all my Harold-Baines related paperwork)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">6. A microplane, because I&#39;m on this new diet where everything I eat needs to be zested</div><div class="image-insert-image ">7. A female cat&#39;s Christmas outfit (my husband jokes I should buy these in bulk for how quickly I go through them)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">8. A spider</div><div class="image-insert-image ">9. &quot;The Greatest American Hero&quot; box set, The &quot;Star Wars&quot; Christmas Special and &quot;MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate,&quot; in case I&#39;m ever stuck in line or on the bus and need entertainment!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">10. A placeholder and kissing pig cake topper from a pig wedding Steve and I went to a few weeks ago.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">11. Mustache paper clips, for my disorganized hipster friends (you know who you are!)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">12. A scorpion encased in plastic, for when I want to save my table at Starbucks while I go to the bathroom</div><div class="image-insert-image ">13. A DVD that teaches babies sign language, in case I meet a baby and we aren&#39;t able to communicate with each other</div><div class="image-insert-image ">14. Hand lotion</div><div class="image-insert-image ">15. A 20-lb weight. I forgot that was in there!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">16. Bacon soap. I swear by it!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">17. Barley and quinoa, in case I get hungry</div><div class="image-insert-image ">18. Owl (came with the witch)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Zulkey">@Zulkey</a></em></div></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-03/whats-your-purse-106005