Happy February! The month of January flew by, didn’t it? I successfully completed 1/12th of my 365 Project by shooting and posting 1 photograph a day for the entire month. This surprises even me. I think the fact that I put myself on the line by making this project public is causing me to take it, you know, seriously. One down, 11 to go.
To kick February off, I have an analogy for you. This post is what would happen if this post from Tina and this post from Theresa got together for one magical night and had a baby. Basically, I have been obsessed with a Flickr pool called “What’s In Your Bag?” for YEARS. It’s like a compulsion, I cannot stop checking out what people post. If you hadn’t guessed, people take a photograph of the contents of their bag and add it to the group. It’s fascinating and totally feeds the voyeur in me, seeing what hundreds of random strangers carry everyday. Sure, there are really boring ones, and lots of shots by teenagers with Hello Kitty sketchbooks, and even the occasional photograph containing a handgun or knife (??!?!), but there are some real gems in the nearly 15,000 photos in the pool. Fifteen thousand! Obviously it keeps me occupied. I love ones where the picture is not only thoughtfully styled, but there is just enough shown to make me wonder about the owner.
Here are some of my favorites:
So, obviously I couldn’t resist doing my own. I’ve done two before:
But now that I’ve been the proud owner of a new MBMJ Hillier for 2 days, I felt like it was time to do one more:
Not included is my Canon, since I was using it to take this picture. My mom bought me this galaxy scarf for Christmas, and I think it adds an interesting touch to the otherwise perfect bag. You guys, it is PERFECT. It fits under my arm without any issue, even over my peacoat. I’m carrying the exact same amount of stuff as I was in my last bag, but the weight difference is staggering. I don’t even notice it on my shoulder, whereas before I was getting horrible pains in my shoulder blades from the concentrated pressure. Pay no attention to my cheese-tastic smile in my work ID. (Also, Dracula is getting scary. Van Helsing just made his first appearance!)
Okay, ladies. You knew this was coming: I want to see what’s in your bags. Come on! Post a picture in the comments if you’re feeling up to it. Feel free to edit out things like receipts and gum wrappers and such. Or your handgun, whatever.