|(photo by marissa)|
The two things I practically never part with are my camera and my bag. I carry them with me everywhere. And everyone notices when I don't have them. Basically: me not having something in my hands or over my shoulder is incredibly rare. (and considering the fact that I was beat by an 8 year old in arm wrestling, I've got no idea how I'm able to lug this thing around all of the time.) Would you like to see what's inside?
PENS (AND A FEW PENCILS). All of them. Yes, all of them. That's right, there are 29 of them. I got six packages for my 13th birthday and then later that christmas. I'm so obsessed with pens. They're pretty much my most favorite thing in the entire world.
SPILLING INK + MOLESKINE + NOTEPAD. Spilling Ink for when I'm stuck writing, or bored, or feel like reading it because of it's pure amazingness. My Moleskine which I fill with writing quotes (+ notes from Spilling Ink.) A notepad as a place to quickly jot down ideas for my novel.
BOOK I'M CURRENTLY READING. Of course there's always a book in my bag. I actually just finished this one Thursday morning. One of my good friends, Kaylee, always jokes that I have a new book (which usually just barely fits inside my bag) every week at school. It's kind of true.
COIN PURSE. Which usually doesn't contain more than $5, yet always has my library card inside. As said, I love books. I seriously read as much as an old lady.
PHONE + CHAP STICK + PAPERCLIPS + BOBBY PINS. I use paperclips like I finish books, so I'm constantly restocking. My phone is usually dead when I need it. And I always discover the chap stick when I'm least expecting it. Chap stick is amazing. (you know it. don't you lie.)
LAPTOP. I admit. I do sometimes pull it out while we're in the car to write. I always bring it to school, making me the only mac amongst tons of pc's. My friends like to borrow it, too. (And yes. Whitney and I do watch Hunger Games interviews and pre-released scenes in the corner during Jr. High Class (which we're not students in, so it's okay.))
THIS...I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS. Notebook seems too small a word. This contains everything I've done (plots, character work, ideas) for my novel/series over the past year (excluding a small file of old drafts and ideas I'll never use, which is at home. And my currents drafts which are on my laptop.) A crazy amount of work is inside this notebook. I'm working on typing it all up, because I have this horrible fear of water spilling all over the pages.
And how does it all fit? I have absolutely no idea.
So that's what I take with me EVERYWHERE. What's in your bag?
p.s. I saw the hunger games last night...or this morning, I guess. It was crazy amazing. Seriously. It was absolutely wonderful. And perfect. And just really, really, incredible. Go see it now. Did anyone else go?
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