us your perfect systems, I present to you the second of mine.
Of all the bags, purses, and backpacks I've used over the past few years,
this one tops them all in functionality. Now, it doesn't get top ratings on the
cute factor, but it also doesn't detract from the total look of an outfit
like, say, the pink backpack of 2004 did. The important feature of this
particular bag is that it has 5 pockets, mostly zippered, all just the right
size. This provides distinct locations for the essentials (cell phone, wallet,
lip balm, journal, pens) so I can find them immediately. When I'm in line at
the store or my mobile phone rings, I don't have to go digging around in the huge
abyss of a hobo bag, for example, to find what I'm looking for. Furthermore,
the main compartment is tall enough for a book but skinny enough that it
doesn't permit much more than that (I can cram my big camera in if need be,
but nothing else). This means I can't overload and get weighed down or
lose track of what all's in there.
So there you have it. What's your perfect system?