A month in paper ephemera: 02/2017
"things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time."
In my monthly paper ephemera blog series, I hope to document my time and allow others to experience my life as it happens through physical documents. Through words and photos, I hope to make these documents — which are usually meant to be immediately pitched and forgotten — more permanent while explaining the stories of how I collected them along the way.
See descriptions of a few fleeting pieces of my February 2017 paper trail below.
1. A flower card that was stuck in the roses my dad gave me for Valentine's Day. Each year for the 14th, he gives me a rose for each year old I am. This year, it was a cluster of 21 red roses and baby's breath.
2. The Oscar's ballot I filled out in competition with my boyfriend, trying to guess the winners as the show was live. I lost, as usual, but was so excited (and suprised!) that "Moonlight" won best picture.
3. I recently interviewed for a summer internship position at Dittoe PR (and got it!), and these are a few business cards I gathered from the process.
4. The first Field Notes Byline notebooks I filled up with reporter's notes. I love how they feel in the hand. Onto the next.
5. I received my business cards I designed and ordered from GotPrint this month. I feel so professional.
6. My boyfriend and I saw showings of "I Am Not Your Negro" and the Oscar-nominated animated shorts this month. Loved both. (Side note: These tickets at Keystone Art Cinema are printed on receipt paper, and they're actually the worst.)
7. I religiously listen to The Lady Gang podcast and am an active lurker in the podcast's super-secret Facebook group. For Valentine's Day, a group of listeners from around the world sent each other Valentine's cards. I participated, and here are a few super cute ones I received.
8. A Senate calendar document from a veto story I covered for TheStatehouseFile.com, the site I'm working as a full-time reporter for this semester. You can read the story here.