Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's in the Bizag?

I've been instructed by Bella to unhand the contents of my 'Man Bag' (what ever that means) and to subsequently show it to the world. I warned her that it probably wouldn't be pretty but she persisted so I gave up and I decided to let you guys in on what I carry around on a daily basis.

Let me categorically state however that the ONLY reason I carry a bag around regularly is for work and because I have a lot of things that I need (keeping me amused is no easy feat). So here it goes, I give you:
What's in the Bizag?

Here are the rules:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you can't go into your closet and pull out your favorite purse! We want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house.

2. List how much it cost. And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, we’d love to hear it.

3. Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the heck you’re showing everyone your bag.

This is my work bag and it's cool because it has the name of a beer on it. My girlfriend had it given to her while working promotions (because she's hot like that) in University and I stole it when I started working. It's blue and it has white bits on it here and there. It has two pockets and once I accidentally spilled the contents of my lunch into its murky depths, now it smells like chicken.
I am proud of my bag.

COST: No Moneyz

This is my big boy wallet. It comes from Polo and it's made out of cow. My little brother gave it to me as a gift for my 21st and it's one of my favourite things because (I think) it makes me look loaded, even when it's empty.

If there was such as thing as wallet porn this is what it would look like:

COST: The love of a good brother

These are my Wayfarers. Now before you all start telling me that I'm flogging a dead fashion horse I'll have you know that I was wearing these things before Johnny Dep knew how stumble around like a charmingly drunk pirate. These are my latest pair and they're awesome.

COST: R200 ($20)

These are my glasses. I use them for when I can't see too good. In fact I'm using them now. I found out today that they are from Guess, even though I've been dragging around the case (which proudly displays an enormous Guess logo) for over a year now.

COST: Monthly Medical Aids

Remember what I said about keeping me amused? I seriously carry these things around. Note the fake rock, Raphael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurine, Pool Ball Bouncy Ball and aged Tennis Ball. When I get bored I fiddle with this stuff, I guess I still haven't grown up.

COST: Priceless

Ah, the practical things. Normally I load all of the CD's I'm currently reviewing onto a single disk. I also carry around I Pod cables, Phone cables, flash drives and teleportation units.

COST: I would estimate the total value of these here belongings at R300 ($30)

That little green book is what you need to get a bank account, a loan, a car, really anything in South Africa. It's my ID book. That receipt is for my gym - thanks Richard Branson.

COST: R875 ($87.5) and countless hours at home affairs

There you have it Lads and Ladies! What's the wierdest thing in your bag?


Superficialgirl said...

lol, i am totally going to do this tomorrow, maybe i will scratch in my boyfriends man bag as well :P

momcat said...

Among other things I have been carrying around my son's broken Motorola cell phone because I needed to get it fixed. Its not fixed. He now also has a broken Samsung cellphone - acquired subsequently to the Motorola and I cannot fit another broken cell phone into my bag!!

Kristen said...

I'm definitely stealing this sometime this week! PS. I carry around things to fiddle with as well! Sometimes I switch things out when I get bored of fiddling with the same things...haha.

Bella@That damn expat said...

You done good, Pig.

You would get along with my husband. He loves those mutant turtles and similar stuff. It's only thing I can tease him about.
That and being dumb enough to marry me :-P

MudIsland Mike said...

Hey Dude, I like your style... you aren't afraid to admit you have a man bag - that's gutsy, so you pass the awesome test by technicality.

Let's meet at the tuckshop at break time, so we can work on our new handshake...

Asphodel said...

A straight friend of mine has a man bag with pink on it. Now THAT, is brave, my friend.

Tamara said...

Weirdest thing in my bag: My boss's long-expired temporary driver's licence.

Long story.

Anonymous said...

Weirdest thing in my bag: All my make up. I overslept and had to do my face up here at work.

Most used: Medicine for Alex. I'm applying it every 5 minutes in the hopes that Alex will just dissapear.

Poetry Sue said...

You wouldn't even want to know what's in my bag.... sometimes I don't want to know.... Its like a bag of holding or something... everything goes in but nothing comes out.

Thomas said...

Superficial: Awesome!

momcat: Two broken cellphones, now that's inconvenient...

Kristen: What kind of stuff fo you carry around to fiddle with?

Bella: Ha ha, don't knock the turtles. They rocked my childhood:)

Mudisland: I'll see you there man, don't forget the cigarettes and dirty magazines!

Asphodel: Now if only I could summon courage like that...

Tamara: Um, that is kind of wierd:)

Sleepy: Ah Alex, how is he coming along?

Poetry Sue: It's like a black hole!