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What’s in my bag, #3

October 10th, 2014 by Cat

I’ve actually done this meme twice now, but the last time I did it was… 4 years ago! Of course, my bag and contents have changed since then, so here it is again :)


1. I’m currently using a LeSportsac Deluxe Everyday bag. When I first got it, I thought it was too big, but my mind quickly changed after seeing how much I could put in it. It has several compartments too! I no longer stand in front of my door, searching for my keys for like 5 minutes, because I have a special place for them now.

2. 3DS and case – have to StreetPass!

3. iPhone 5S

4. Gum – usually 5 Gum in Cobalt.

5. Headphones – often useful in public places when using my phone or 3DS.

6. Wallet – I like these big wallets to hold a bunch of cards. I’m a sucker for those free rewards cards you can get at places.

7. Small things like key fob for work, chapstick, lip gloss, and eye drops.

8. Reusable bag – never know when you might need it, especially since plastic bags are banned in my city. (Not a complaint, by the way. I liked the move to using reusable bags over plastic.)

9. Keys – I keep my house and car keys separate. That was handy for the time I locked my keys in the car and was still able to enter my house for the spare.

10. Sunglasses

11. Panasonic Lumix LX5 – a nice compact camera that can shoot in RAW and allows for full manual settings. Most of my food photos are actually with this camera since I always have it in my purse. It’s stored in another LeSportsac bag.

I also carry a few other items not pictured like medicine, tissues, and a copy of my car insurance (useful for car related things like rentals or renewing registration).

If you haven’t done this meme yet, I recommend doing it! It’s fun to see what everyone is using and carrying in their bag :)

Recent Obsessions

June 26th, 2014 by Cat

I’m back from my week-long trip to London! I didn’t mention it prior to leaving because it was a business trip, and I literally didn’t know my work schedule for it until the day before I left. I kind of went without much of a plan. This was supposed to be an entry about it, but I took a lot of photos and don’t have them ready yet.

So… next time! In the mean time, here are a few things I’ve been obsessed with lately :)

1. Cider
I don’t often drink alcoholic drinks, and that’s mainly because I haven’t found many that I like. I don’t like beer or wine (some are ok, but I don’t enjoy them enough to drink them) and cocktails are hit or (often) miss for me. But ciders! Oh cider, I finally found an alcoholic beverage that I truly enjoy.

Every time my husband and I go to the grocery store now, we try to grab a cider we haven’t tried yet, whether it’s a different brand or flavor. The Woodchuck and Angry Orchard brands are my favorites so far, but I still have a lot of the more expensive ones to go through.


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Memorial Day Weekend

May 24th, 2014 by Cat

Phew, it’s nice to have a 3-day weekend after a busy week. I actually didn’t realize it was a 3-day weekend at first and almost scheduled a meeting for Monday. Fortunately, a coworker stopped me from doing it XD;;

This past week was the first week for our summer interns. We have a lot this time around – 30 of them! My team got 3 dev interns and 2 test interns. We decided to give all of them a week of training this year – first day/intro, Ruby on Rails, automated tests, Javascript, and the tools we use. A coworker and I led the automated tests day, and I helped out on the other days. I was barely at my desk all week!

I plan to do some relaxing this weekend, but I’d also like to stay productive. Here are some goals I’ve set for myself:

1. Hang up prints and art blocks in our game room. These to be specific:

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