Adventures Once Had

a log of cinemagraphs, photos, thoughts and gifs by Sandy Noto

30 Sep

A few weeks ago, I went on a magazine buying binge and scooped up the newest issues of Trouvé, KinfolkCollective Quarterly, Cereal and The Great Discontent. I want to be optimistic about the future of print, so I try to do my part to support unique content.

Next time around, I’m hoping to also pick up Cherry Bombe, Boat Magazine and Frankie Magazine. Any other recommendations? 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 6

29 Sep

Eli and I have been trying to consume less processed sugar, without becoming obnoxiously hippy-dippy and self-righteous about it. To keep the rules relatively simple, we cut out desserts, cocktails and sugary snacks. Also, we try to shut up and eat whatever when we’re in a group cause being a killjoy sucks. 

It’s been a few weeks and my skin is not glowing and I’m not suddenly cheerful at all hours of the day. Instead, I’ve found that once I was past the first couple of oh-god-I-must-eat-a-doughnut-now days it got really easy to not eat sugary things. I just don’t want them. In general, I do feel a little better day to day and since it’s become easy, I just keep on doing it. 

My doughnut obsession has now shifted to tea-pops, a Davids Tea concoction of tea and seltzer water. 

EDIT: A quick additional note (to respond to a comment), for the tea just add a bit more loose leaf tea than you would for a regular cup and let it steep a little longer. I usually do half tea, half mineral water.

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 49

26 Sep

Weekly Diversions, vol. 4

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I’m thrilled about the cultural resurgence of feminism: from Beyonce’s VMA performance, to Roxanne Gay’s excellent new book, Bad Feminist, to Emma Watson’s UN Speech introducing #HeForShe. Anyway, this week:

The weekly diversion is my way of sharing links of funny and enjoyable things that I’ve come across online throughout the week. To get it via email subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/AdventuresOnceHad.

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 8

25 Sep

Last weekend, Eli and I cleared our schedules (we had gotten some dates messed up so things got complicated), flew into Boston and then drove to Vermont.

It was a privilege to watch two friends commit to each other. Sometimes, it’s good to pause and just experience things as they’re happening.

Obviously, I couldn’t resist taking a few photos.

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 20

24 Sep

Last weekend’s bonfire. 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 110

24 Sep

Little Autumn pumpkin. 

Notes: 33

23 Sep

This past weekend we went apple picking at Green Mountain Orchards in Vermont, though I probably photographed more apples than I picked. 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 61

22 Sep

Initially, I was annoyed about the plastic lines wrapped around all the trees in Vermont. Eventually, someone explained to me that the lines are attached to the trees to collect sap, which then runs down to a sugar house where it’s boiled down into maple syrup. 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 27

18 Sep

Weekly Diversions, vol. 3

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Eli and I are heading off to Vermont tomorrow for a wedding and hopefully some leaf peeping (such a funny word)! Kuma and Nugget will likely be partying in our absence, or more likely hiding from the cat sitter. Anyway, this week:

The weekly diversion is my way of sharing links of funny and enjoyable things that I’ve come across online throughout the week. To get it via email subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/AdventuresOnceHad.

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 16

16 Sep

Eli and I love burgers, so we were thrilled to work with our friend Michael, of InsideHook, for the Chicago opening of Umami

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 27