Friday Randomness : UK Edition


Being away from home makes my heart grow fonder. Of all things homey and American. I actually caught myself humming the Star Spangled Banner one morning (well, it started off as a whistle, but I changed it half-way through to a hum because I whistle as well as I cook) and that’s when I realized how much I miss home. That’s not to say I haven’t been thinking about becoming British (I’ve been keeping a list as to why I should be), but there’s just something about California that makes me feel all light-headed and teary-eyed. Maybe it’s the smog.

Here’s my list as to why I should become part-British and a few more Random Friday things off the top of my head…
*Why I could be British: I love bookstores…I love bread and butter…I speak with an accent…I like bon bons…I can hail a cab…I like gameshows…I know how to use an umbrella…I say “cheers!” more often than I should…and a good time usually revolves around fried food. Yes, this is my official list.
*I haven’t watched reality television for two whole weeks. I’m sure this makes me smarter in some parts of the world.
*Look at these Jenni Desmond pillow cases…I die. I love them and need them, like, now.

*Someone once told me I made him feel like he didn’t have enough teeth. Umm, okay? How does one even respond to such a thing?!
*I bought a new pair of walking boots. Tah-dah!

*Went to Subway and ordered a “wrap”…but I came to discover it’s actually a sandwich wrapped in a tortilla. In case anyone is wondering, this is really called a BURRITO.
*I love socks.

Happy Friday!

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  1. Penny Wolfe

    July 22nd, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I too love those pillow cases!!


  2. Life with Kaishon

    July 22nd, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Your boots are pretty : )
    That teeth comment is the weirdest thing ever. I don’t know how I would respond : )

  3. Norman Rubenis

    July 22nd, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, looking at your list I’d say you are already pretty close. Just one thing…….. In the UK, we don’t hail a cab, they’re called taxi’s. Oh well, looks like I am gonna have to deduct a point or two there! Glad to see you are having a good time over here.

  4. Rachel Tatem

    July 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    You look too cute! I’m excited for all that you are doing right now, so exciting!

  5. Gaby Fuentes { NJ Wedding Photographer }

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    J* is homesick 🙂 Love the pillow cases, absolutely to die for.

  6. Laura Beekmann

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I must know where you got the boots! Love them!!

  7. LondaElle

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Love those boots!

  8. SarahV

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    You make me laugh so much!!! You are on fire these past couple of weeks! First it’s "Mr. Crotchety" and now it’s "there’s just something about California that makes me feel all light-headed and teary-eyed. Maybe it’s the smog" AND the teeth comment HAHAHAHA! I need you in my life daily, Jasmine 🙂

  9. Abby Grace

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    hahahaha this post is hilarious. "I love socks." I keep trying to convince my hubs that we should move to teh UK, but so far, no dice.

  10. Shauna

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Too cute! For some reason I could def see you living in Britain. I guess it was the list; it’s convincing?

  11. CA

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    OK, great post, but the whole thing melted away when I saw those boots. Love. No… LOVE.

    Please buy me a pair, too. Size 9 in the US. Pretty sure that makes me a 39 over there. 😉

  12. Rachel

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Not sure what I think about the fried food comment! Particularly when we’re comparing England to the US! ;o)

  13. Jenelle

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Love the pillows! It truly looks as if you’re having the time of your life.

  14. Beria Charles

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    "Don’t you worry, be happy!".. ta da da da da ta da da da…. ;.)

  15. Melissa Pearce

    July 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I laughed out loud at the Burrito comment and I totally agree. I ordered a falafel sandwich last week and it was served in a tortilla! um, hello! I’m Mexican and I love a good burrito, but can I please have that in a pita? They happily obliged, but still, that’s no sandwich.

  16. Kate Douthwright

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    You are way too California (in a good way) to ever convert over to a Brit! Can’t take that sun away from you girl! I like lamp.

  17. jennography

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Great post. You are so adorable and I totally love the pillow cases!!! So CUTE!!!

  18. Rusty_Tripod

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    In the US a wrap is usually a flour tortilla used in place of the bun. Been around a while. Try the Albuquerque turkey in Albuquerque when you are at the airport.

  19. Jessica K. Sullivan

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Love the boots! The pillow cases are different, lol! You look great in your picture:) I’m glad you two are having so much fun!

  20. Lerissa

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new boots!!

  21. gladys jem

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    haha. i love your random posts. they always make me laugh out loud. I want those pillows too, and I love your stilo. oh, dang 😉 xo

  22. Dallas Curow

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Jasmine, you’re the best. I love Friday Randomness! Enjoy the new boots and I can’t wait to see the workshop photos 🙂

  23. Autumn Teesdale-Dash Photo

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    You kill me!!! Have a good safe trip home!!

  24. Janel KG

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Love love love your new boots 🙂

  25. bethany

    July 22nd, 2011 at 4:53 pm


  26. Kristin Nicole

    July 22nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Love the boots…and the burrito…that made me smile this morning.

  27. Kathy

    July 22nd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I GET IT! I TOTALLY GET IT! After living over here in Europe for almost a year now, I told my husband "I get it! I know why people want to move to America!" I love all that Europe has to offer and not for that matter but I sure do miss America! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  28. Jamie Solorio

    July 22nd, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I LOVE your boots! They are perfect…I need to get a pair like those! Cute! Cute! Cute!

  29. ashley barnett

    July 22nd, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Those boots rock. Those pillowcases rock. Socks rock! 🙂 Fun post Jasmine! Have fun!!

  30. Venetia Norrington

    July 22nd, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Friday RANDOMNESS is definitely a good title for this post!! I feel jet-lag may be affecting you somewhat as this post is so hilarious not only did I insist my husband came to read it (he’s a little bored of me repeating your name in relation to everything I have to say…sorry!!) but I grabbed my next door neighbour on her way across my driveway. Just to prove how cool a person’s course I’d been on!! xxxx

  31. Jaqueline Faria

    July 22nd, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    You Look so cute in this picture, you look like a teenager. Like your 15 and 18 or so.

  32. jamie delaine

    July 22nd, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    is wrap a british/canadian/commonwealth thing? because we have wraps here… and they are sandwichs in tortillas, yes, but a burrito is rice + beans in a tortilla! 😉

  33. LEOLAK

    July 22nd, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    You are hilarious! I love socks too! And your new boots…AWESOME SAUCE!!! You got some PHAT style lady!! Keep the fun posts coming.

  34. The Detailed Life

    July 22nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    You are a funny lady and so honest too, with your posts. I see why people seem to love you so much.

  35. Andrea

    July 22nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Love the pillows, love the boots, love you!

  36. jenni desmond

    July 22nd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Jasmine! Thank you SO much for featuring my pillow cases on your blog, I’m so flattered thank you!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay over here in the UK. Cheers 😉 Jenni x

  37. Ashley Lynn

    July 22nd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Love your dress!

  38. Falcon Griffith

    July 23rd, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Ahh I love those boots! Can’t wait to hear more about the Workshop! xx

  39. Ginger M.

    July 23rd, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Can’t wait to find the perfect black boots for fall– have been searching, but I realize first I need to find a few more outfits I can wear them with!
    And, what a super fun business, making pillow cases! So unique and awesome.

  40. Whitney Moore Bower

    July 23rd, 2011 at 5:27 am

    you are the cutest thing ever!!

  41. Lydia

    July 23rd, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Love those boots!!

  42. Carolyn

    July 23rd, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Love the pillow cases and boots, Where I am from (Barbados) and here in Canada, we call them wraps as well. Love them.

  43. Jasmin

    July 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Jasmine, I’m German and that qualifies for calling myself an European. But I truly can understand why you miss California. I miss it, too, although I never lived there, been there just on vacation. Europeans think everything through… til it’s dead. I love the light-headed-ness you have over there and that’s the reason why I have a list, why I could become Californian… someday… 😉

  44. Aundrea

    July 23rd, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Where are those boots from?

  45. Yann

    July 23rd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Love your boots ! Where did you get those ? My girl saw these and she’d lurved to get those when we’ll go to England in September.

  46. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    July 23rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Those pillow cases are fun!

  47. pat @ wedding favors

    July 24th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I like the cover of your pillow. They are so cute. Are they personalized? Before I am looking for spongebob because it’s my favorite cartoon character. But I like yours more. 🙂

  48. Ashley Goodwin

    July 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    You’re still there? love London, but it sure is expensive! Thought my take out chinese food was only 15 pounds but check my bank statement and saw it was 30 DOLLARS! Shewwww!
    Have tons of fun! & hit up Top Shop while you are there! Oh, wait! You California girls HAVE Top Shop, don’t you? Grrrrr.

  49. Chrisitna Juleson

    July 24th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Love the BOOTS!

  50. cassandra-m

    July 27th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Yea for London! Love u outfit girl!