So I keep a little folder on my desktop named “digital scrapbook.” It was created when my screenshot-happy ways began to crowd out the important stuff on my desktop; now they can all reside out of sight in this liberally-curated archival folder. Sometimes the screenshots are visual notes about things I want to look into or phrases and ideas I want to remember. Sometimes they’re historical record; or evidence of some point or idea I might be having. With a few boxes of passed notes, pictures, cut-outs from teen poetry journals, love letters, tabloid pictures of Angelina Jolie and mid-90s copies of Seventeen and Jane magazines in my parents attic, I’m a just a little bit of a document hoarder, I guess. I hate the ephemeral. So it makes sense that I tend to clip and save little pieces of the Internet.
Because I’m having blogger’s block today, I’m going to open up my digital scrapbook to you. Here is a selection of things I felt necessary to screenshot or save to it this September (many for reasons now mysterious to me), along with any titles I save them as. Ummm … enjoy?
Digital Scrapbook // September 2013
File: Ugh me too
File: skinny calves? I think I though it was funny/weird that men ostensibly cared about this.
File: the ante. No idea what was happening here. Remote farms? Psychotic housewives? Why was this significant???
file: psychological egoism win
file: Not Die – Purdue
file: PSL. I would try this but the prospect is too scary.
file: stop thinking
file: me – sept 13
Saved because I think Kirsty MacColl is a sexy singer and: Electric Landlady!
file: kinfolk – self parody?
file: all the joy
From Hyperbole & a Half
file: 666 following!!!
file: internet outrage cycle-one tweet
file: fly honeys. I wrote about my friend’s awesome Chicago burlesque troop for Bustle (also: drugs).
file: social justice signaling
file: social signaling 2
file: aarp – bennies?
Elizabeth is a writer, editor and digital hoarder. Find her on Twitter @enbrown.