On my Mac, I'm currently using Keyboard Maestro to open up a text file in TextMate when I press a hotkey. I use this file as a sort of scrap pad. I paste junk in there for later.
But I'd like to start using Evernote for this. Do you know of a way to open up a specific Evernote note with a hotkey? Or, does Evernote store notes as files so I can use the same kind of procedure I was using before?