I was browsing on Huckberry.com for a birthday present, when I happened upon last Wednesday’s journal post titled “Weekly Pocket Dump.” They show pictures of items they like that were posted on the tumblr called “Everyday Carry,” aka “EDC”. I got so intrigued by the photos submitted to EDC that I decided to follow the instructions:
- Drop what you’re carrying, organize it into right angles, zoom out, and snap a pic. That’s your Pocket Dump.
- List each item individually (make and model)
- Include your profession and location.
- Describe your carry.
- Check any related tags.
It took a little while to look up the web links to each of the items. What I found out is that it would cost me $1,205.20 to replace everything I’m carrying on my person. That is much higher than I expected, given how rag-tag it all looks. That’s not even including the cards in my wallet.
- Perry Ellis Bedford Passcase Portfolio Wallet $19.99
- Small Leather Change Purse with Kiss Lock Clasp $8.93
- Pocket Change $1.30
- Honda Key Fob $42.88
- CityCarShare Carabiner $3.00
- CK Eyeglasses $103.61, lenses at $50?
- Leatherman Squirt PS4 $29.95
- Macks Silicone Earplugs $5.99
- Excedrin Migraine $5.99
- Sandisk flash drives $15.98
- PNY Flash Drive $9.99
- Dixon Oriole writing pencil $0.59
- Plackers micro mint flosser $2.99
- Wedding Band $312.00
- Phone (used to take the picture): LG G2 $598.00
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So, the phone does account for 50% of the total, the wedding ring 26%, and eyeglasses 13%. It’s kind of sad to me that my wedding ring is only half the cost of my phone. But to me, it’s the most valuable thing I own. I found out it was made by Frederick Goldman. The coin purse is also a sentimental item, an inheritance from my grandmother.
I’m not quite sure what this all says about me; but I’ll be giving it some thought.
UPDATE: My submission was not posted to EDC. I think this is because my pockets did not represent their ethos.