Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Look, It's My Sack!

Not sure if any of you care about this but I'm going to post it anyway.

A few months ago, I was in France doing research on cheese, pâté and wine.  And by "research", I mean I was cramming them into my gullet.  One of my goals, other than to gain 15 pounds in fois gras weight alone, was to make a few Youtube videos.  The kit you see above was my airplane carry-on satchel and contained everything I needed to make videos in case my check-in luggage got lost and was forced to wear the same outfit for 2 weeks.  Unless of course I was able to buy some haute couture from the Charles De Gaulle Airport snack shop.  Then I'd be set (and Euro stylin!).

What's great is that this bag was also a good place to keep our maps, brochures, passports and there was a zippered pocket where I could dump all the Euro coins I got as change for purchases (mostly batteries and band-aids).  I don't know about you guys, but figuring out exact change when you make purchases in a foreign country with foreign looking coins always frustrates me.  I'd rather just hand the cashier a bill and have them give me change, which then goes into the bag with all the other change.  By the end of the trip, it felt like I had a few kilos of change sloshing around the bag.

Now that I think of it, Grumpy has a similar man pouch that he carries with him on trips.  Though I'm pretty sure he just uses it to carry his Beanie Babies and ChapStick.

9 comments:

Little 6ster said...

Great surviving kit... missing a knife, a fork and the plaid napkin... what else? well, I'm well educated...

Alan said...

The sequined camera on the bag sure is pretty.

Grumpy Coyote said...

Yep... I'm a man-bag whore. Wait... I have a lot of sacks... wait... I like purses. There.

DeG said...

My what a lovely sack you have...What is a kilo?

Did you know foie gras was illegal in Chicago? Some random trivia for ya there...

RussBuss said...

@6ster: a bottle of Jet 27 would fit perfectly too.
@Alan: i bedazzle everything. ahem, everything...
@Grumpy: your sack is showing. nickel.
@DeG: ah yes, the correct spelling, "foie gras", oops! you know what else is illegal in Chicago? putting ketchup on hot dogs. however, i love ketchup on hot dogs. ketchup on ketchup is good too.

Le said...

I recognize that bag! Russ, can you give me the brand/name of your microphone. Rel-Bar

RussBuss said...

@Le: yo Rel-Bar, it's a Zoom H1, the cheapest of the series. i think you might like the H2 or H4n better though.

catherine_welsh said...

That is a brilliant kit I need one of those

Baron said...

Did you let the uniformed french custom clerks give your sack a good squeeze and a thorough examination? Did you like it?

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