I don't usually rave about "things." I'm not a shopper (as my sisters who have kindly provided me hand-me-ups well into adulthood can attest) and I tend to stick with things like purses, underwear and - as you can see - ballet shoes until they fall apart. My current purse hasn't yet fallen apart, so when I say I've gotten a new one, it actually means something very significant. What it means is that I have found The Most Amazing Bag Ever and I've gotten it for myself.
It's the Evernote Triangle Commuter Bag, and you can find it here, with pictures and diagrams and measurements in centimetres and everything. But I like my picture because it shows how I've finally managed to stuff all of my stuff into one place where every piece of it is easily accessible. (Except maybe the diapers.)
Here's what's inside:
Back compartment: Laptop.
Middle pockets: Nexus, chocolate and Moleskine notebook
Tiny little side pocket 1: Reading glasses, lip gloss
Tiny little side pocket 2: Five purple ballpoint pens (because we all know what happens when you only have four)
First customized compartment: Sunglasses and more reading glasses (not really sure why)
Second customized compartment: Diapers, cell phone with handset and ballet shoes
Third customized compartment: Keys (on a little clip that you can't see.)
First zippered pouch: Wallet
Second zippered pouch: First-aid stuff (band aids, calendula, earplugs, my daughter's seizure pills and a copy of the piece of paper that will prevent me from being thrown into a cage for treating my daughter's seizures with another medication)
Front zippered pouch: Emergency stuff (diastat, CPR kit, more chocolate) and dog-poop bags
As you can see, this is clearly impossible. I've been waiting for this bag for decades. And now it is here. And the crazy thing is that when I sling it over my shoulder, with the laptop and Nexus, it doesn't feel any heavier than my old bag did with no laptop or Nexus. But maybe that's just the euphoria.
"Since this paper has come out, some people think I'm a crazy conservative against legalization," she says. "I don't think anyone should go to jail for using marijuana — people can do what they want — I just want them to know what's happening to the brain."
I just love, love, love that it's the people against decriminalization who need to be on the defensive now.