We have a new newsletter at Cool Tools called "What's in my bag?" Each week, one interesting person shares four favorite things in their bag. This issue's interesting person is Lenore Edman, co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes Pinch Tin
Flake salt gives more flavor because of the huge surface area, and it has a pleasant crunch as well. It's great on anything you would sprinkle salt on like tomatoes, cucumbers, home fries and more. I use this when I'm cooking in someone else's kitchen, at work, or when I'm picnicking. I refill it from the larger salt cellar we keep at home.
USB Flash Drive
I've had this Keroppi flash drive in my bag for nearly forever. You never know when you're going to need to move a file from one computer to another. This one hasn't gotten lost because it's distinctive.
Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs
These come in a package that doesn't take up much space or get crushed in my bag. I use them for concerts or events and they're always on hand for when there are unexpectedly loud things happening.
UV keychain flashlight
I have this on my keychain because there are so many interesting things that fluoresce under UV. Rocks, creatures, inks, paints, chemicals, and even my hair dye.
About the bag
My bag is from Modcloth and has just enough useful pockets (3 inside and 1 outer pocket) and plenty of room in the main compartment for laptop and more. The available prints change regularly, and many of them are great.