Shopgirl: Meeting football game requirements is in the bag

The Clear Stadium Bag available at The Impeccable Pig meets the requirements for taking a bag into an SEC football game. It retails for $36. THEIMPECCABLEPIG.COM

You may have heard the University of Georgia (as well as the entire SEC) has adopted a “clear bag policy” for football games. This means that if your bag exceeds 4.5” by 6.5”, it must be completely transparent (think PVC or vinyl). The clear bags also must not be bigger than 12” by 6” by 12”. This is a hassle, but hopefully we’ll all get used to it after a while.

 

There are a lot of options out there, and Amazon and boutiques alike have figured out they’ve got a captive market out there full of people who can’t fit their game day essentials into 4.5” by 6.5”.

The best I’ve seen are at www.theimpeccablepig.com, a boutique with locations in several college towns. These are envelope-style bags that hold plenty and are cute enough to wear even without a clear bag policy. Of course, Amazon has an extensive selection, even with team insignia to choose from.

 

WHAT’S NEW. Since the dawn of internet dating, security and safety have always been concerns. Although it’s gotten more difficult to get away with masquerading as someone else online, one dating app is amping up the protective efforts in order to give you a safer, more secure dating experience.

Gatsby is self-styled as “dating without the baggage,” and scans users for appearances on public databases for things like criminal records, bankruptcies, liens and judgments, and whether a person is on a sex offender registry. While of course this doesn’t do anything to guarantee personality compatibility, it is nice to think you’ll at least stand a good shot of avoiding out-and-out criminals. Find it in the app stores for iOS and Android.

 

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE. The Morris Museum of Art holds an event each month designed to help children experience a special exhibit in a way that incorporates their senses and their minds. For September, the “Create With Me” event centers around a special exhibit “The Agrarian South.” Participants will learn about farming in the Old South and afterwards, they will all make barns. Admission is free for museum members and $4 for nonmembers. For more information, call (706) 828-3867.

 

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