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Stuff to Save Yourself With.  This includes a mini fire extinguisher, tool kit and first aid kit.  If you’re like me who is trying to install a shelf with a candle nearby, and is prone to acting without thinking…or measuring.  And for you ladies that have a man in your life- keep this stuff around for when HE  puts the shelf up nearby an open flame.

A bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine (chilled).  Do you even have to ask why?  People will want to hang out with you, especially so you can show off those snazzy new shelves.  Be prepared.  Well, and if they don’t want to hang out with you, you are so stocked for a party-for-one.

A Wallet List. Make a list of all the credit cards and other documents your have in your wallet with account numbers and phone numbers to report them if lost or stolen.  Do this now.  Like NOW.  Your martini-impaired brain will only fail you.  (I would know.)  If you have OneNote on your computer, you can have this information password protected, or you can go the old-school route and put it on paper in a very safe place (with some information coded).

Emergency Contact Information. Keep a list of emergency contacts in your planner or wallet.  In your living space you should also have a list of numbers to call in case something goes awry that you may not be able to google in a pinch:  landlady, roomies phone numbers, boss’ cell phone,  favorite Chinese Restaurant that delivers (emergency!).  Also, email information to a close friend or relative that you can count on in case something happens.

A bottle of seltzer water. If the wine is too strong, you can water it down and make it taste good.  If the wine is plenty tasty on it’s own and ends up overtaking your capacity to gauge hand-to-mouth distance, you’ll be prepared with a stain remover.

The Perfect Shade of Red Lipstick. Trust me, even if you only wear it on special occasions, with the right shade, you will be a SEXY BEAST.  My personal favorite?  Apple Berry Lipstick by Mary Kay- it looks great on everyone!

Renters Insurance. My building caught on fire a few months ago.  For. No. Reason.  Like seriously, they never figured it out.  What didn’t burn on that side of the building got flooded out by the firehoses.  Heck, even your hot sordid affairs in the bedroom should be insured!  You can pair your renter’s insurance with your car insurance for a greater deal and pay as little as $8 a month for $15k of coverage.

Family History. Most of us have no idea what our family medical history is.   Just asking someone in your family about your genetic history of significant illnesses and problems could be vital information for your doctor and could help you make better judgement calls on your behavior and diet day-to-day.

AA Batteries. Beyond the *obvious* reasons you might need these (which was NOT where I was going with this originally), you should be prepared to power your favorite devices- like for the clock on the wall that is ticking away how much time you have left until you’re confined to spinsterhood!   Don’t be caught off guard ladies!

Oh, and one more thing:  When you go to bed at night and put on your pajamas, ask yourself,  Would I want to be found dead or rescued in this? If the answer is no, BURN THEM and opt for something you’d be proud to be seen by hot firefighters in.  Trust me, this has happened to me three times (well, not the dead part).

Learn from my ugly-flanneled shame, and dress to impress- you never know when you’ll need emergency assistance.

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August 2020