The contents of the magic orange clinique bag came in handy last August at a weekend writing workshop. I’d put what I thought was an empty coffee cup in my backpack intending to throw it away in my room. When I opened my pack, it was soggy. My notebook was covered with coffee and the pages had soaked it up. In an attempt to save my notes, I emptied the magic orange bag and used the contents to prop the pages apart. I salvaged all but the bottom half inch of most of the pages and could recreate my notes from the context.