I'm a total sucker for those "what's in my bag" features. Luckily, peering into strangers' purses seems to be a completely acceptable and even popular internet and print activity. From the olden days of livejournal groups, to today's glossy magazine features, I am crazy for purse-peeping. Women tend to pack a large part of their lives into their purses and tote bags. I love seeing the assortment of things other people want to carry with them throughout a day. From finding out that my favorite celebrity stashes candy and five lip balms in her purse (me too!!), to seeing what a student on the other side of the world travels to class with, sometimes twenty minutes of (permissible) purse-peeping is the best distraction. And so is participating, as it turns out.