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October 23, 2003

here's what i had for yesterday:
Once again, it smells of burning tires here and outside, and I have to ask myself again why in the hell I live in this shithole.

and as for today:
That being said, what in the hell is up with scrapbooking? I know a few people (all women) who are very into it, but I just don't get it. I've wasted the last half hour of my life looking through scrapbooking.com, where I was bored. to. tears. Maybe I just need to be older and have at least 1 child to be excited about this revolution. Or be Mormon. It seems to me that all scrapbooking is is an embellished photo album/sticker album, with ugly/cute quips, pics, and wallpaper backgrounds. Most of the scrapbook pages I've seen (even online) aren't even original at all; they're just cut-out pieces of someone else's originality and stuck on another piece of paper. Only the originator is making money off of it, whereas the scrapbooker is wasting his/her money on it. Personally, I'm just an old-fashioned album-sort-of person - I'll write the pertinent information on the back of the photo, and if someone really wants to know, they'll have to take the time and effort to look.

look, ma! a post every day this week! amazing.


Ugh. An older relative of mine is into scrapbooking, and she is constantly chiding me for not taking enough pictures. She says pictures are "memories" and if I don't take more pictures and put them into scrapbooks, I won't have any "memories" when I am older. My thinking is that if my life is so forgettable that I need a dopey book to help me remember it, then I probably won't want to remember it anyway.

Posted by: Deanne at October 29, 2003 3:02 PM

Well duh. if you don't have any photos, how are you going to remember anything when you get old and senile? pfft. whatever. i keep my photos mostly in the envelopes the one-hour place stuck them in. in a pile. in a cupboard. in my livingroom.

Posted by: Devlyn at October 30, 2003 11:35 AM