This Flickr set really caught my eye, as I love seeing what people carry around in their bags.
After looking through the set, my brother asked me to post the contents of my bag and I complied (click on the pic to read notes):
As you can see, these are the contents of my backpack, not my purse*. I cheated a bit by not including garbage (receipts, printouts from class, crumpled-up Post-its) and realized too late that I had removed my cellphone from the arrangement when I went to pick up A right before taking the picture above. Sometimes I also carry a small umbrella.
I was a bit surprised to see how generic my bag contents are. Objectively, I guess one would be able to ascertain that I like to read and I like gadgets. One would probably be able to guess that I’m female. It might not be too difficult to surmise that I am a student. Other than that, though, there’s not too much that is surprising or unexpected (besides the Christmas ornament, I guess–it’s still a mystery how it got in my bag).
*My purse contents would differ in that I’d probably have a spare diaper for Anna, no laptop, and no textbook or stapler.