Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Thrill of the Case

I feel like writing another menstruation-inspired navel-gazing post, just for the anonymous commenter who thinks my last one showed that I've got "some serious hostility issues."

I can't think of anything hostile to say, though, so I'd thought instead I'd show everyone the pretty case I use to store my tampons.

I recently found it in a "recycle shop," a store that sells used stuff. I immediately recognized it to be  from Indenya, meaning that it is a design printed with lacquer on deerskin. It was in brand-new condition, at a fraction of what these products usually sell for.

And look, it's a perfect size and shape for tampons:



The only catch is, I wish I had found something like this thirty years ago. I will probably only need to store tampons for another few years, and then I'll have to figure out something else to use it for.

But better late than never, you know?

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely. This is how you show your hostility towards me -- under the pretext of "humor" and "naval gazing." The humor is in your continued denials. Now THAT is funny!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love the tampon case - been looking for something like that for a couple of years now. Maybe after you're done with it, you can send it my way. I could maybe get another 10 years of use out of it. :)

10:56 AM  
Blogger Susie Eichel said...

I never considered using a carrying case for tampons! I think if I was a purse kind of gal I would opt for one... maybe. I am a huge fan of the compact Tampax Pearl. They come in cute indivudual wrappers and they fit perfectly in my pocket. Anything I can't carry in a pocket is too much to carry.

2:46 PM  
Blogger M&Co. said...

Pens? Is it big enought to hold ink pens so they don't get lost in the bottom or your purse?

3:58 PM  
Blogger illahee said...

i never would have thought of that, because i can't use tampons. :(

and i think your posts are funny. so weird about your husband and the tampon in the toilet thing (as if you did that on purpose!) but i can see my husband doing the same thing. he doesn't even want to see the package of maxi pads anywhere in the toilet! what if guests come over!! (uh, they would probably assume i'm still of child-bearing age and occasionally have my period. duh.)

why wouldn't you talk about your menses and your means of blood collection? you're a woman. you blog. it's not like it needs to be a big secret. (um. if you didn't know that women menstruate, you have even bigger problems than L. blogging about it.) and those who don't wish to read about it have the choice of not reading about it! it's so easy!

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a lovely bag! You could always see if your daughter would like to use it after you no longer need it. :) Altho, there's a possibility that she might be skeeved out. Depends. - Auntie M

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

illahee, you're the only one who took the bait... and expressed Lisa's hositility for her. Exactly what her post was designed to do, but you're the only one who launched into a mindless babble. Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire! Mankind has evolved on this planet, and we've evolved many beautiful languages and eloquent systems of thought and modes of creative expression. It's really hard to believe that all of this miraculous evlolution could have led to the following:

"why wouldn't you talk about your menses and your means of blood collection? you're a woman. you blog. it's not like it needs to be a big secret. (um. if you didn't know that women menstruate, you have even bigger problems than L. blogging about it.) and those who don't wish to read about it have the choice of not reading about it! it's so easy!"

4:44 PM  
Blogger L. said...

Anonymous, I am more lazy than hostile.

I was going to say something about your odd comment, but I think I'll take the kids to the pool instead.

11:25 PM  
Blogger MFA Mama said...

It looks to be a good size for reading glasses when its current purpose becomes obsolete :) As to how your blogging a humorous slice-of-life vignette that happened to involve a tampon translates into hostility...yeah I dunno either.

7:17 PM  
Blogger kamo said...

"I think I'll take the kids to the pool instead."

Did the pool have a waterslide?

5:56 AM  
Blogger L. said...

Kamo! GREAT cartoon at that link! No, the pool didn't have a waterslide, but we had a great time, anyway!

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clever, L. You join the pantheon of great orators as well. After all, wasn't it John Adams who famously said to Thomas Jefferson during the signing of the Declaration of Independence: "I was going to say something about your odd comment, but I think I'll take the kids to the pool instead." Regarding your obsession with your menstual period, you're fear of aging is the real issue. As to your calling this a "naval gazing" blog, I'd say your gaze is usually fixated a few inches lower. Fine by me. That's not vile. It's boring.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: sorry for the typo "you're" just typing too fast, as usual

9:14 AM  
Blogger Erstwild said...

You may still want to keep the case & tampons:

http://screen.yahoo.com/episode-2-manpon-30059128.html

3:07 PM  

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