On this day in 2007, Nick Yates gave a homeless man in Portland, Oregon some fruitcake he had in his fanny pack. So many questions come to mind – such as:
- Was the fruitcake leftover from Christmas?
- Who carries fruitcake in a fanny pack?
- Why are we celebrating fanny packs?
Fanny packs are a variation on a buffalo pouch. Buffalo pouches may also be worn on the wrist or carried on the front of the chest, hanging by a strap or lanyard. Native Americans used buffalo pouches instead of sewing pockets into their clothing.
Shoulder bags can cause serious damage to shoulders over time and women with arthritis have a difficult time carrying handbags without experiencing pain. The answer for many women is the fanny pack.
Fanny packs also make a great dog carrier… well, sort of.
I don’t have to drive anywhere to workout, but a lot of folks like to walk at the park. Since you have to drive to get to the park, you need to at least carry your driver’s license. Fanny pack to the rescue! They’re just big enough to hold a few things – like your license and a few bucks maybe.
Where will you go with your fanny pack today?
Getting through airport security is a breeze with a fanny pack because it keeps your pockets empty. The tiny things that you pack in your full-size purse (like fingernail clippers), are easier to find. The fanny pack is small enough to pass unnoticed and doesn’t count against your allotted carry-on and personal item.
Fanny packs are made of all different materials – I saw a leather one for $150 and nearly fainted! There are polka dots, stripes, Hello Kitty, Captain America, and many more! They are for both men and women. Most run from around $10 – $40 and some are machine washable.
Here’s my favorite:I like birds and these colors are beautiful. I don’t have a fanny pack, but I do have some shoulder pain from carrying a traditional shoulder bag for my whole adult life. Some days the pain encourages me to consider buying a fanny pack. Pain can be quite persuasive.
Whether you’re planning a flight or going to your local carnival, if you want to travel light and prevent shoulder pain in the future, consider wearing a fanny pack! 🙂
I want to remind you to SPRING AHEAD tonight! Move your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time!
Lucinda reminds us in this cute poem!So, along with the rabbits, kangaroos, lemurs, penguins, frogs and dolphins – I plan to SPRING into spring! How ’bout you? 😉