After five days in Santa Fe, you had to know we would find some crazy murses in the ‘land of enchantment’ and ‘land of people who don’t take showers very often.’ More to come on our trip later in the week (including how I completely ripped my pants by breaking it down on the dance floor), but here’s a little Murse Monday action, New Mexico style, for you on this glorious Monday morning.
I know it’s a little blurry, but when I’m out hunting murses, any kind of etiquette or respect for my surroundings is thrown completely out the window. The kind of murses found in Santa Fe look a lot like this. Open top. Usually beaded and colorful. Owner is likely wearing a tucked in t-shirt into jeans. His lady is typically wearing a Texas tuxedo (all denim). You know, about what you’d expect from The Land of Enchantment. Enchanting indeed.
This is special. I was walking around the Santa Fe farmers market, taking in some good street breakdancing (seriously), when this guy walked right past me. Clearly, I followed him. At one point I lost track of him but then spotted the scrunched tube socks and knew I had found the right guy. This murse is certainly one of the most intricate we have found…and I wonder how much he paid or traded for this. Probably cost him plenty of turquoise jewelry. Or at least a pair of super white tube socks.
This one comes to us from Sarah in Nashville. It’s a rare thing when we find it, but I’ll just say it: This guy is straight up carrying a women’s purse. Part of me respects him for going all out and being bold with his bag choice, but part of me loses respect for human kind at the same time. In other news…why is that lady with zebra bag behind him all up in that other lady’s business? One of life’s biggest unanswered questions, for sure.
Happy Monday everyone! Do good work this week. And by good work I mean hunt down some murses and send the pictures to us. We believe in you.