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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Purse Impressions


I try to be the best friend that I can be. I am a giving and caring person. As a friend, I rarely drink the last beer in the fridge. If I borrow a bracelet, generally, I return it to it's owner (unless it looks better on me, which I cannot help, it is just meant to be).

When I shop with my friends, I am truthful. I never lie about how much (or little) a pair of jeans flatters the a$$. I encourage my friends to buy stuff that will look great on me so that I can borrow it. My friends can count on me because I am fair and thoughtful. When it comes to shopping, I am practically the best friend that anyone has ever known.

It should serve as no surprise that my friends highly value my opinion when dating someone new. Last weekend, Karon met a new man. James and Karon went out for dinner and later, for drinks. Karon called me from the restroom of the bar. She was having a great time. James was interesting and respectful and attractive but, something was not quite right. I agreed to show up at the bar and check him out for myself. First date ambushes are one of my specialties.

A first date ambush is a lot like a first date. I show up late, order a few cocktails and talk about myself. The biggest difference is that I don't bother to put on mascara. I try to keep the focus on my friend and mascara would be a distraction. Another major difference between a first date and a first date ambush is that I don't stick my tongue down the guy's throat. Sometimes, that part doesn't go as well as I had intended.

I showed up at the bar and quickly found Karon and James. I hadn't even taken a seat when I knew what was wrong with him. I walked over to the table and James, the perfect gentleman, stood up and shook my hand. He offered me a seat. He pulled out the chair and made a space for me by removing his man purse. I stayed for a cocktail and made polite small talk about the weather and the presidential debates and about whether or not my hair is too red. I avoided making conversation about fashion as I knew that I was not above discussing his purse. When I finished my drink, I politely excused myself and left the two of them to finish their date.

The next day, Karon came over with a bottle of wine to review the evening with me. Everything had gone well but, she didn't feel any chemistry. "What am I going to tell him to get out of a second date?" she asked me.

"Tell him his shoes didn't match his damn purse," I responded.

I wish that she would consider dating him another time. I'm dying to know what he keeps in him man purse.

Mist 1


119 Comments:

At 9:06 PM, Blogger My Reflecting Pool said...

haha! That'll put him in a tail spin!!

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Captain Smack said...

You should come along on my next date. I would value your insight.

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Erika said...

Hey, at least it wasn't a fanny pack ;-)

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger ~Tim said...

Wrong color, wrong style, or wrong heel height?

 
At 2:02 AM, Blogger Pie said...

I wish I was comfortable enough with my sexuality to carry a manbag around. I have my eyes on a lovely baby blue number with the cutest little tassles. Of course then I'd have to buy things to put in it, manly things.

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

First date ambush. Niice.

 
At 2:23 AM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I'm with Pie. Manly things like guns and shaving cream and condoms and wrestling videos.

 
At 2:41 AM, Blogger phishez_rule said...

I hate people who drink the last beer. Unless its me.

That must be why I like you so much.

 
At 2:56 AM, Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Possibly the digits of the last woman he dated?

Or maybe lipbalm, 'phone, wallet, keys, spare tampons, that sort of thing.

Puss

 
At 4:20 AM, Blogger TOM said...

Someday he will probably carry a fanny pack...man-bag, that's just wrong!

 
At 4:35 AM, Blogger Avitable said...

I just want to hear more about the red hair you're apparently sporting now.

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger Debbie said...

I don't do man purses. Or guys with them. I will however do the guy in that picture. I think he's gorgeous.

 
At 5:08 AM, Blogger Natalia said...

Dating should be prohibited. Or be a televised show.

-N

 
At 5:30 AM, Blogger Peter DeWolf said...

Do you ambush anything other than dates?

If I'm watching soccer on TV, will you bust in on that? The tongue in the throat is less of an issue.

Though I am a bit of a stickler for mascara.

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger WanderingGirl said...

Gah! A man purse! I'll bet he keeps his lip balm (not a chapstick, but a full-on gloss), nail file, and a condom... just like I do.

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger Tera said...

Mist, it's totally okay as long as he has floss and a flask full of rum.

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger furiousBall said...

Somehow I don't think James would make it as a Spartan

 
At 6:57 AM, Blogger Rayne said...

uuughh..ya hit a sore spot..the last guy i dated...carried a small camera bag everywhere..you know, the kind with a shoulder strap...only, after awhile, i realized he didn't usually keep a camera in there. i was intrigued, but a bit...put off. it was a sticky subject with us...despite my intense appreciation for almost all things sticky..

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Michael C said...

Well, it's a good bet he ain't keeping his macho in there!!

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous 123Valerie said...

I bet he keeps a lot of chapstick in there. Men like him need well-moisturized lips.

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger M@ said...

The same things I keep in my briefcase: bottle of water, condons... a screwdriver.

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger puppylander said...

things i would put in a man-purse: cell phone, wallet, keys, ipod, orbit brand chewing gum, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, travel-size bottle of mouthwash, extra pair of man-thongs, sample-size bottle of aftershave, razor, shaving gel, swiss army knife, bottle opener, three or four tiny bottles of rum, beer, a personal pan pizza from pizza hut.

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

MMMM pizza....

Where was I?

Oh yes, man purse. Shoes.

Did the belt match either one?

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Flenker said...

Sometimes I wish a man purse was socially acceptable, so I could carry everything I'd need without my pants bulging out. Well, you know what I mean.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Airam said...

This is your chance to befriend James and encourage him to buy Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton purses so that you can borrow them!

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

I like this post because its partially unassembled and it didn't have any instructions to go with it.

I put some pieces of it in my purse. It got bigger.

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

In L.A. they are called "murses." They were probably invented there, so they should know.

 
At 9:04 AM, Anonymous themuttprincess said...

LOVE IT!

I have not seen a man carrying a man purse since Seinfeld... I imagine it is amusing!!!

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger The Curmudgeon said...

"Another major difference between a first date and a first date ambush is that I don't stick my tongue down the guy's throat. Sometimes, that part doesn't go as well as I had intended."

On those occasions -- when things don't go as intended -- does your girlfriend also bring a bottle of wine over to your place to review the events of the evening or does she hurl it through your window?

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger Tammie Jean said...

I've never seen an actual man purse. I thought they were fictional. Do guys actually carry them?

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger velvet said...

Blame it on the metrosexuals. Then again, he might just understand the importance of a good mani-pedi and not think that they're a frivolous expense. He might even be a gentleman and actually pay for them.

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Churlita said...

I am SO not attracted to the metro sexual types. If I want to hang out with someone who carries a purse, I'll go out with my girlfriends.

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger mindy said...

My carpenter father started carrying around a man-bag a few years ago. He said if George Costanza can do it, so can he. I'm still not sure what he keeps in there, but it's funny to hear him say "Mindy, will you bring me my man-bag?"

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Sornie said...

Yea, I'd say a Man Purse should set off some alarms.

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Fairmaiden327 said...

I smell Eau De Femme.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Webmiztris said...

i could never date a man who carries a purse. no way, no how! or that wears a fanny pack....EVER!

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger His Sinfulness said...

Once you start wearing kilts all the time, the fear of carrying a man purse pales by comparison. The traditional sporran is rather like the offspring of a man purse and a fanny pack, worn in front. It not only holds manly things like my comb, chapstick, and condoms, it also keeps the front of the kilt down when the wind blows. Of course, I ALWAYS choose one that matches my shoes...

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

wine opener, condoms and baby oil... and a few photos of himself to hand out. Oh, and a sharpie.

ha.

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Nölff said...

James has a bag full of secrets. Please go through it and describe its contents.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Comedy + said...

Yeah, I want to know what he has in that man purse too. I'm sorry, but men with purses don't do it for me. :(

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Maybe you could recommend you play the "mediator" and try to help this man.

 
At 1:52 PM, Anonymous hellohahanarf said...

hulk hogan wears a butt bag / fanny pack / crack sack and i absolutely LOVE him. yeah i know, i have issues. anyhow, if he'll carry all my shit in his man-bag i might consider a second date. but only if he has good strong hands. i am into hands big time.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger c j. said...

dating, there's always a butt.
thank you for your prompt post to yesterday's request. i will finally sleep tight again.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger DanjerusKurves said...

I don't even carry a handbag of my own to social activities, I wear a self-designed wrist wallet ... how-evah, I'm guessing he probably has some of those weird-looking female condoms in his man-purse.

 
At 4:30 PM, Anonymous C said...

Today, you have truly written a post for our times, Mist. I was just thinking of an alternative to the sad, worn, overstuffed wallet that men, like my dad, carry. I figure they could carry long wallets like women do, but then they'd have to carry purses as women do. I don't mean real purses, but messenger bag-type bags. Men already carry laptop bags. Why not carry a somewhat smaller and less padded bag for other occasions? I think that's better than a phone/PDA holster and a bulging back pocket-- it makes a guy look lumpy.

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger Dave said...

OK. Once a week on Wednesday. If that's what we get, I suppose I can live with it.

Your description of the guy's reaction to you is a bit muted. I can't believe there was no explication of you, Karon, a bottle of wine and a postmortem. Are you saving for a second post?

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Todd said...

Let's see here, I've got...
- a map of Brooklyn (because I know my way around Manhattan, but if the shit hit the fan, I'd be lost in Brooklyn)
- An albuterol inhaler
- An epi-pen
- Nitro tabs
- Latex Gloves
- iPod
- Camera
- half a dozen pens
- hand sanitizer
- a CPR mask
- Gauze
- A bottle of water
and a granola bar.

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Echomouse said...

You are too good. I've never heard of the first date ambush but it's an incredibly good idea!

As for the man purse...yeah...so not good.

 
At 11:28 PM, Blogger mist1 said...

pool,

Really, he should learn to accessorize.

capt. smack,

Call me. I'm there. I may or may not scratch her eyes out. I'm the jealous type.

erika,

Heaven help us.

tim,

The heel was all wrong. And closed toe.

pie,

Manly things like tampons?

orhan,

I'm good for an ambush.

fab,

You just got hotter in my eyes. I had no idea that was possible.

phishez,

I hate them too. Sometimes, it's necessary.

puss,

Guys are the new girls.

tom,

A man purse is better than a fanny pack, any day of the week.

av,

Very red. Should be blonder.

debbie,

I think his clutch is lovely.

natalia,

Televised dating is boring.

peter,

I bust in all the time...just when you least expect it.

wg,

I wonder what flavor his lip balm is.

tera,

I support that.

furious,

Spartans are crazy sexy cool.

rayne,

I like sticky too, when it comes to pastries.

michael,

I have a coupon for macho. I should mail it to him.

123,

Mmmm. I like well-moisturized lips.

m@,

What's a condon?

puppy,

No extra keys?

scotts,

I can't get over the shoes.

flenker,

Tell us more about the bulge.

airam,

If it had been Prada, I may have encouraged a second date.

turner,

You seem like the purse type.

hearts,

Murses is sooooo cute.

mutt,

Amusing and disturbing. Like me.

curm,

No one hurls wine in my company.

tammie,

They do. They shouldn't.

velvet,

Mani-pedis should be required for men. Man purse or not.

churlita,

You should see my new purse.

mindy,

In my head, your dad looks just like George now.

sornie,

Red flag.

maiden,

Pricey scent.

miztris,

You have your standards.

his sin,

Kilts are hot.

melanie,

Baby oil is a turn off.

nolff,

Like Harry Potter and the Bag of Secrets?

comedy,

Okay. I'll date him to go through the purse.

susan,

I am not helpful. Surely, you know that by now.

hello,

Hulk can back up his purse.

cj,

I did a request?

danj,

My wrists are too small for that.

c,

I am a seer.

dave,

Does Wednesday work for you?

todd,

Gawd. You could be an astronaut.

echo,

I am excellent like that.

 
At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mints, condoms, floss, tampons, knife, keys, tape measure, lip balm, vibrator, pics of the kids, gum, coins, mace, the usual stuff

 
At 4:39 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

anon,

So, really...no different than what's in my purse?

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger Lucy said...

I never lie about how much (or little) a pair of jeans flatters the a$$.

Really, waaaayy more women who try to fit their size 10 bodies into size 4 jeans need you as their friend. There are too many muffin tops going around. (I should make that into a standup comedy routine.)

Nice coming across your blog!

 
At 6:13 AM, Blogger Rhonda Leigh Jones said...

It's great to get back to reading your blog. You do things to humor that just shouldn't be done. I have a feeling that humor likes it, though.

 
At 6:20 AM, Blogger tallulah said...

I love men that carry man-bags. Okay, I've officially only dated 2 men that were straight my entire life and 1 of them I married. And you know what? He carries a man bag too (but his shoes always match).

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Paula D. said...

I HATE the Murse (man+purse).

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger SQT said...

Metrosexuality is ruining all the good men. Though I doubt Ryan Seacrest qualified as a man to begin with...

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger K said...

your friend wouldn't do well in japan.

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger Uncivil said...

My man purse would contain a Glock 23,two 15 round magazines, an extra box of .40 S&W cartridges, a black finish Emerson Commander BTS Knife, a Surefire 6P Defender Flashlight,extra LITHIUM 123A BATTERIES, a Blast Match Fire Starter, and a U.S. Army Field Manual 21-76.

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Jester said...

I am outing myself as a man purse carrier.

It's the greatest thing in the world.

It contains my wallet, that I used to carry in my back pocket. It caused back trouble and an unsightly lump on my ass in my good jeans.

It contains my cell phone so I don't have to wear those stupid clip on belt things that I'm always breaking.

It also usually contains my iPod, my keys, the three pounds of change that I somehow seem to collect, and a tube of carmex.

It's made out of hemp, and isn't very big.

And I just dare some idiot on the street to make fun of me and my man purse.

I'll scratch their eyes out so fast it will make their head spin.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Erica AP said...

Metro? Gay? I keep dating people in this category and I feel like my gaydar has gone to shit.

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger ShadowFalcon said...

You don't need to date him tell him you found a nice cafe near his work when he turns up snatch his bag and pop to the loo, see whats in it, return it and then claim you forgot someone was dying and cna't stay....

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger brookelina said...

Maybe he was an international assassin - like Jason Bourne - and he keeps his guns and knives and identities in his purse.

Now that would be way cool.

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Welcome back, Misty.

When I saw that hunk picure, I thought "Oh no. Misty's gone and got married!"

I wish more men would carry purses, they are so handy to carry things in. Also they keep your pockets from bulging from the junk within.
Sometimes I carry a camera bag. With camera, sure. But you ought to see the other stuff too! I call it my purse, even though it is a camera bag.

I've semi-retired from blogging 'til October, I only run one now, at
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/
Except for Wordless Wednesdays it doesn't have many readers.

I hope you are feeling better and better now!
..

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

A man purse! Did he escape from the 80's? Does he have shoulder pads, a wide collar and can you see a medallion nestling in his chest hair above his 'split to the navel' silk shirt. If the answer is YES then he's a Classic and she should keep him and sell him later for a small fotune after appearing on Antiques Roadshow.

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger C said...

He is probably a serial killer and keeps duct tape and handcuffs in there.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger The CEO said...

1,
There's the glaucometer, the insulin, the needles, you know, stuff. And the stuff I need to support you. A fifth of Kettle, martini mixer, vermouth, olive jar, all essential for a smooth ride to wherever.

 
At 8:52 PM, Blogger OneFullHouse said...

wait a minute... you mean date ambushes are NOT acceptable?

How else would you maintain your girlfriend's single status? God knows if she goes and gets all happily married, there goes the Ya-Ya sisterhood!

I say Good on ya! Now if we could just see where he shops, we'd probably find a good deal or two on purses ourselves.

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm so i guessed correctly...surprised you carry pics of the kids though and wouldn't you add "lube"?

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Rayne said...

on what "c" said...mmm, duct tape and handcuffs? that's a damn good date! if only my last camera-bag guy had thought of that...

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Stacy said...

My husband has one, he calls it his "sack". He tells the manly guys that work for him to go get this or that out of his sack, or to hold my sack. It's quite entertaining. He doesn't carry it around with him though, that would be unacceptable, just keeps it on the floor of his truck.
In it: checkbook, credit cards, gum, meds, hand tools. That is one well sacked man. lucky me.

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger Legaleagle said...

A man should never have more accessories than me. Period.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

I'm imagining what kinds of great, manly things could be in that purse that might delight and surprise a date...

Gin? Sex toys? The latest PEOPLE?

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger Gale said...

I think that if you were to look, you would find a map.

 
At 5:59 AM, Blogger Chrissy said...

LOL! OMG! You've gotta love a man purse! What does a man keep in a man purse???

I have to admit that the concept is smart though. I mean, it's something to keep one's money, cell phone, keys and other things in. For some reason, it just doesn't seem to be fitting on a man. Odd.

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger CS said...

Very funny. I had a friend who offered the meerency phone call during a date, but an ambush is even better.

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger notfearingchange said...

man purse = euw

 
At 11:18 PM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

When I finally do get around to marrying Fenchurch, I plan on doing it with the full Scotsman outfit, including the sporran, which will match the kilt AND the shoes quite nicely.

 
At 3:44 AM, Blogger eric1313 said...

I used to think a man purse was what a dude kept his balls in after marriage or castration.

Haven't you ever handed some douche his nuts back to him in a paper sack or something?

Glad to see you here, still.

 
At 7:27 AM, Anonymous KRistin Fogle said...

Man! I wish I'd have had a firned like you when I was on the dating scene........another person's opinion, upfront. After I was divorced from my Mr. Wonderful, all the opinions came out!

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

I bet she pursed her lips when she wrote this

it is very tongue in cheek

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Curiosity.Killer said...

I noticed you slowed down on your brilliant posts. Sorry I haven't been around much, there's drama on my end (you can read it on my latest comments).

Anyhow... I didn't have the courtesy of leaving my roommate the last beer in the fridge. Now I know, a tad late. Dang it.

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous mojotek said...

I've got to remember that for the next time I go on a date... shoes must match my man purse.

Do they both have to be leather? Or can I get away with baby blue canvas shoes accenting a baby blue man purse?

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger James Burnett said...

I've been called a dandy, 'cause I where pocket squares w/my suits. But that man purse thing? That's over the top. I don't think I'll ever get on board w/that one. Until a year or two ago, the only place I ever saw those things was in Europe where grown men who are friends walk around holding hands. I mean I'm pretty, but damn! Too much, too much.

 
At 5:34 AM, Blogger Jazz said...

I hate manbags... I dated a guy who had one once. Not for long. 'Nuff said.

Besides, what can a man have to carry around that needs a bag? The very thought of what might be in those things scares me.

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger ZenDenizen said...

Terence Howard can carry whatever he wants.

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger jali said...

I'll be dating again soon (I effing hope) and it'll be great to have a back up.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Uncivil said...

Mist
I think he's got your damn keyboard to your computer in his man purse.
Why else would you leave us hanging like this?

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I'm guessing a hefty supply of prophylactics.

 
At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be real upset if his Man Purse looks waayyyyy better than mine!!

=:O)

theshygiraffe

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Nölff said...

The War of 1812 (in Britain, the American War of 1812, to distinguish from the war with Napoleon I of France) was fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom and its colonies, especially Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and Bermuda. When the war had finished, 1,600 British and 2,260 American troops had died.[1] The war was fought from 1812 to 1815 and involved both land and naval engagements. Britain was at war with France and, to impede American trade with France, imposed a series of restrictions that the U.S. contested as illegal under international law. The Americans declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812 for a combination of reasons: outrage at the impressment (seizure) of thousands of American sailors into the British navy, frustration at British restraints on neutral trade, and anger at British military support for Native Americans defending their tribal lands from encroaching American settlers.

The war started badly for the Americans as their attempts to invade Canada were repeatedly repulsed by General Isaac Brock commanding a small British force, composed largely of local militias and Native American allies. The American strategy depended on use of militias, but they either resisted service or were incompetently led. Military and civilian leadership was lacking and remained a critical American weakness until 1814. New England opposed the war and refused to provide troops or financing. Financial and logistical problems plagued the American war effort. Britain possessed excellent finance and logistics but the ongoing war with France had a higher priority, so in 1812-1813 they adopted a defensive strategy. After the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 they were able to send veteran armies to invade the U.S., but by then the Americans had learned how to mobilize and fight as well.

At sea the powerful Royal Navy instituted a blockade of the majority of the American coastline (allowing some exports from New England, which was trading with Britain and Canada in defiance of American laws.) The blockade devastated American agricultural exports, but helped stimulate local factories that replaced goods previously imported. The American strategy of using small gunboats to defend ports was a fiasco, as the British raided the coast at will. The most famous episode was a series of British raids on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. These raids included an attack on Washington D.C. that resulted in the burning of the White House, the Capitol, the navy yard and other public buildings, later called the "Burning of Washington".

The American strategy of sending out several hundred privateers to attack British merchant ships was more successful, and hurt British commercial interests, especially in the West Indies. Although few in number compared to the Royal Navy, the American Navy's heavy frigates prevailed in several one-on-one naval battles against British ships. The decisive use of naval power came on the Great Lakes and depended on a contest of building ships. Ultimately, Americans won control of Lake Erie and thus neutralized western Ontario and cut the native forces off from supplies. The British controlled Lake Ontario, preventing any major American invasion. The Americans controlled Lake Champlain, and a naval victory there forced a large British invasion army to turn back in 1814.

The Americans destroyed the power of the native people of the Northwest and Southeast, thus securing a major war goal. The trade restrictions and impressment by the British had ended, removing another root cause of the war. Both nations eventually agreed to a peace that left the prewar boundaries intact. In January 1815 after the Treaty of Ghent was signed but before the US Congress had received a copy to ratify, the Americans succeeded in defending New Orleans, and the British captured Fort Bowyer before news of the treaty reached the US south coast.

The war had the effects of both uniting Canadians and also uniting Americans far more closely than either population had been prior to the war. Canadians remember the war as a victory by avoiding conquest, while Americans celebrated victory in a "second war for independence" personified in the hero of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson.

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger jali said...

I love nolff. That was funny as hell!

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger Uncivil said...

Here's what I keep in my man purse!

http://bp1.blogger.com/_uS6Znh6xdLM/RshEkAODEiI/AAAAAAAAAPc/jZ9Dr5zqlZg/s1600-h/RADIOPOCKETWEMILY.JPG

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger skinnylittleblonde said...

The whole problem with man-bags is that eventually men want their women to carry them...they'll say things like 'Can this fit in your purse?'

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Uncivil said...

I keep comming back, but no Mist?:(

Why hast thou forsaken us?

I'll share my man purse!

We're all sitting at our computer screens shouting "MIST, We want our MIST and we want it now!"

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Misty, are you pulling a Jim? I'm cutting out my main blog until October 1.
I keep my photo blog going.
We are missing you, hurry back! Please!
..

 
At 1:52 AM, Blogger tine b said...

it should be forbidden by law. I'm serious

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger wreckless said...

Hmmmm?

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

I think its distracting to go over to a perfectly good blog, that is running along completely without its author, and have to post in this little comment window to try to express how much she is ...
mist..

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger TOM said...

Have I "Mist" Something??

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Todd said...

Come back!

 
At 2:10 AM, Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

Well? Where are you?

 
At 8:17 AM, Anonymous KCTuscan said...

I keep checking to see if you've returned...you're not alone.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

Maybe she's waiting to hit a set number of comments before a new post?

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger notfearingchange said...

perhaps...MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

get yer ASS back here!

:oP

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Uncivil said...

Can you hear me NOW!!!!!!

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger turnerBroadcasting said...

she is the mist 1

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger choochoo said...

I know a guy who wears a man purse. And his shoes always matches it.....

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Larry said...

Hey, Mist 1 - Just one of the lurkers who enjoys your perspective and sardonic wit. I miss your posts, but understand - I closed my blog 'cuz, even though I enjoyed writing, it became a big time-eater and I'd gone from writing for myself to writing for others. Good luck with whatever you do.

 
At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

******* MIST1 NEWS ALERT *****

Mist1 is in hospital for an eating disorder. I know I just visited her. Please keep here in your prayers.

 
At 7:44 AM, Blogger Susan said...

I hope you're doing ok, Mist1. I don't know if above comment is true but no matter where you are..I hope you're well.

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

Odd, that. I was just blogging about Orphaned Blogs the other day...

I hope the reports of your hospitalization have been greatly exaggerated. You have been Mist lately though.

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Williebee said...

My guess would be his "Man Balls".

White for summer, Blue for winter?

 
At 4:55 AM, Blogger Avitable said...

She is fine. That commenter is an idiot and a liar.

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Me and LBB - now known nationwide as RICH recently discussed or you know both commented somewhere that we MIST you.

where the hell was that? Probably my blog...anyhoo..

I am sure you are fine, especially if Av says so but am expressing my wishes for a speedy return. what the fuck am I supposed to be doing between 8:30 and 8:40 every morning at work since you've been gone?

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Echomouse said...

Where you at Miz Mist??

 
At 10:11 AM, Anonymous andy said...

Dude, T, I totally misunderstood what exactly you meant by "man-purse" the first time through. Sorry about that. In my head the story went terribly awry when he busted that out.

P.s. I'm totally back.

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

lucy,

I am brutally honest about jeans.

rhonda,

Humor loves it. It asks for more all the time.

tallulah,

They are setting men back.

paula,

How do you feel about the male saddle bags?

sqt,

Ryan's not a man.

k,

Gaps are very popular in Japan. She'd do just fine.

uncivil,

It's still not hot.

jester,

I am still really fond of you.

erica,

Order a new gaydar. STAT.

shadow,

Hehe, you said snatch.

brooke,

It's still a purse.

jim,

I have no marriage plans. Unless you count wedding crashing as a marriage plan.

c & f,

Shoulder pads? I am horrified.

c,

Sweet.

0,

That's a lot of accessories.

onefull,

Ambushes are frowned upon.

anon,

Lube is okay. Kids are questionable.

rayne,

Duct tape is an awesome date.

stacy,

I had a different idea of what a sack is.

legal,

A man should never have a period either.

jocelyn,

I hope it's not gin. Vodka is okay.

gale,

What the Hell would a man do with a map?

chrissy,

We cannot allow men to carry purses. That's our thing. What's next? Tampons?

cs,

I offer professional ambushes for reasonable rates.

nofear,

It's wrong in so many ways.

arthur,

I hope you've consulted all your friends about your shoe choice.

eric,

Castration is a sad, sad word.

kristin,

I am an excellent friend, aren't I?

turner,

I don't purse my lips. That causes wrinkles.

curiosity,

A girl has to have a life, you know?

mojo,

You can pull off baby blue. You can pull off anything.

james,

Nobody says dandy anymore.

jazz,

He can carry my lipstick.

zen,

I'm not mad at him.

jali,

I'll help you with the dating. I have a few unused phone numbers.

uncivil,

Damn him.

lbb,

What's a prophylactic?

giraffe,

I know. But what about his shoes?

nolff,

Why are you always bringing up the past?

jali,

Nolff has good drugs.

slb,

That's the beauty. I hate carrying all this crap.

uncivil,

Ask and you shall receive.

jim,

I think I'm sporadic until the weather gets cold.

tine,

Unless it's a great clutch. Then, I'm all for it.

wreck,

Well said.

turner,

I like it when this place runs itself.

tom,

We've Mist me.

todd,

I love it when you tell me what to do.

c & f,

A girl needs a vacation from time to time.

kc,

Thanks for checking on me.

arthur,

That's a good idea. I've never been good at holding out for anything.

nofear,

I'm back.

uncivil,

My network must suck. I just heard you.

turner,

Sometimes, I am.

choo,

Do they match or coordinate? Extra points for coordination.

larry,

Thanks. Blogging during the summer is really hard.

anon,

You're an idiot.

susan,

Don't believe the hype.

arthur,

Greatly exaggerated.

willi,

Blue is a bad color for balls.

av,

No doubt.

scotts,

I think you're supposed to work at work. That sucks, doesn't it?

echo,

By the pool Miz Mouse.

andy,

I'm totally black too.

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger Jaya said...

I'm wondering if you could take a camera along on future first date ambushes... 'cause now you've got me wondering what a 'man purse' even looks like. If you could have gotten a photo of James proudly posing with his man purse, it would have been helpful. And then, you could order him to display the contents and photograph that for us as well. He doesn't know us, what does he care if we see what's in his man purse??

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

jaya,

I take my camera everywhere. Usually, I just take pictures of my shoes.

 

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