What’s he gots in his pocketses?

What’s he gots in his pocketses?

This photo group on Flickr.com documents what people are carrying on them. The definition of “carry” seems to vary from “in pockets” to “in pockets and in my backpack.”

Many of the photos have a seemingly mundane sameness: wallet, keys, phone. Others have a variety of eclectic and exotic items.

But perhaps its the variety in the mundaneness that makes it so interesting. What kind of phone? What and how many keys? What kind of car is that you’re driving? That wallet looks like it could tell a story or two. There’s a high-tech company ID badge.

And maybe this is a self-selecting group of high-tech nerds, but a surprising amount (at least to me) carry thumb drives in their pockets.

So what have I got in my pockets? No, not the One Ring. But I do carry my old Motorola V551 cellphone, my keys, my wallet, and Melanie’s 4GB iPod mini that I gave her for her birthday two years ago. My iPod’s battery is dying and she doesn’t use hers at all anymore. Plus her mini has better management functions for podcasts and audiobooks than my third-generation iPod. Which is neither here nor there I guess.

I used to carry a rosary, but it would always get tangled in my keys or fall out when I pulled something else out of my pocket. So now it’s either on my desk or in the car.

So what do you have in your pockets?

Link via John Gruber.

  • Well, I don’t generally carry things in my pants’ pocket (or my skirt pocket, as the case may be) but here’s what’s in the front pocket of my purse:

    2 issues of Magnificat magazine (this month’s and last month’s)

    A prayer for one’s vocation from the Archdiocese of Cincinnatti

    A St. Camillus prayer card

    A St. Ignatius prayer card

    Medals of St. Francis Xavier, St. Jude, and the Cure de Ars that have fallen off my key chain

    A key chain with a pair of dangly things that say respectively “Best” and “Friend”, a Kroger Plus card, two house keys, a Chevy Malibu key, a key to the Dodge Caravan that was wrecked earlier this month, and two medals—St. Ignatius and St. John the Baptist—resolutely clinging.

    Another key chain with a key to the new Dodge Grand Caravan

    A cell phone. I don’t know what kind it is, but it doesn’t take pictures, surf the internet, or play music. It just makes calls.

    A rosary

    7 cents

    4 pens, a pencil, and an eraser

  • Pockets: wallet, keys, comb, Swiss Army Knife

    Arcteryx backpack: bus schedules, maps, earplugs, glasses, dental floss, Kleenex, Kestrel 4000 Pocket Weather Tracker, Swiss Army Umbrella, and First Aid kit with bandages, Band-Aid Cleansing and Infection Foam, and Polysporin antiseptic ointment.

  • I used to carry a rosary, but it would always get tangled in my keys or fall out when I pulled something else out of my pocket.

    I used to have this same problem, until I got a little case to carry my Rosary in. Now I can carry it in my pocket and it never gets tangled (except with the other Rosary that I keep in the case wink). Any halfway-decent Catholic store should sell these cases. I recommend getting one with a zipper over one with a snap.