For about the past ten years or so, I've been rockin' a checkbook wallet. But not just any old checkbook wallet. No, this one's special: It has Darth Vader's face embossed into the front of it.
It's getting kind of beat-up a little, kind of worn out, but the main thing is: It's a checkbook wallet, and I don't even carry checks around in it anymore! And haven't, ever since I got a debit card, and that was a good seven or eight years ago, at least. Why am I carrying this huge piece of leather around with me all the time, when I'm not even using it the way it was intended to be used?
So the other day, I got to thinkin': Maybe it's time for a new wallet.
And after looking at a few department stores and online shops, you know what kind of wallet is ticklin' my fancy? The bi-fold? Nope. The tri-fold? Try again. The front-pocket wallet? You got it.
(Yep, this is my actual new wallet, and that's me, back when I lived in Utah, during my David Koresh phase.)
There's something very appealing to me about the front-pocket wallet. You got your I.D., facing out, on one side, you got your debit/credit cards on the other, and there's a pocket for your cash in the middle. That's everything you need, right there.
Simplify, simplify, simplify. That's my mantra for 2008.
So I think I'm gonna get me one of these. Something very similar to the one pictured above. I looked at the mall the other day, and they had some that were very close to this, but they all had money clips on the outside. And I don't think I like the idea of an exposed money clip. I mean, not only would the cash (all eleven dollars of it) be in plain view of anyone, anytime I pulled my wallet out, but also the clip itself, sticking out a little bit. I think that would bug me. So yes, I refuse to have an external money clip.
Anyway, I'm looking at several different front-pocket wallets right now. Haven't decided on one yet, but when I do, I will update this thread first thing.
In the meantime, what kind of wallet do you guys have? Anybody have a front pocket? Perhaps you've got a bi- or tri-fold wallet, or maybe even a Darth Vader checkbook wallet. Who knows.
I just hope nobody here has a Costanza.