He’s Mean and I Love It!


It’s just an unexpected transition

That’s what JD told me a few days ago. Yes, but why do MY unexpected transitions come at all the wrong times, I moaned. JD muttered something about me throwing a pity party and inviting only myself, but I ignored him. That’s what I like most about JD—his unique ability to be passively aggressive. He’s one of the most kindest, gentlest and docile souls I know, but he also has this jagged mean streak. And I love it! I have a strong personality and while I might appear to be unruly, JD has me under his neatly manicured thumb. He doesn’t allow me to get away with pitying myself, speaking negatively, or making fun. Or else I know I have somethin’ fierce headed my way. He’s witty and clever…and can make fun of me in the meanest of ways. He’ll capitalize on my idiosyncrasies and whip a joke that will have me simultaneously in laughter and tears. He’s mean and I love it.

Hence the pity-party-that he-wasn’t-invited-to comment.

Today I’m floating back and forth between editing and filling cardboard boxes with remnants of our home. JD and I are moving to Irvine, so the next two or three weeks will be filled with shuttling furniture, shooting weddings and engagement sessions, and trying to regain a semblance of normalcy. I’ll most likely be blogging about my adventures of moving (Should the new couches go here or there?!) as well as my photography projects, so stay tuned as my life revs into overdrive!

P.S. Does anybody have good packing tips for a girl who has OCD and is fixated with packing tape? 😉

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  1. Melissa

    May 23rd, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    JD sounds like a great guy. The two of you are so cute!!! 🙂
    Good luck with the move! You are going to be busy! I think that after you are done, you need a massage or a trip to San Diego to see me 🙂
    As far packing goes, Label everything meticulously!
    Good luck! 🙂

  2. Rylee Sundquist

    May 23rd, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Hey Jasmine! It’s been a long time since Cabo. I hope that life is treating you well and that you are enjoying every minute of it. I have a packing tip for you – get three medium sized boxes and label them "Welcome Home, JD", "Welcome Home, Jasmine", and "Welcome Home". Have JD put the things that he can’t live without for one day into his box, put your things you can’t live without for one day in your box, and put the things that you collectively can’t live without in the third (things like towels, toaster, trashbags, bed linens, etc). This way, the first night at your new house, you can easily find your toothbrush, pillow case and makeup or whatever it is that you want every morning.

  3. Jasmine*

    May 23rd, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Rylee…that’s an AWESOME idea! Thanks for the tip…I owe ya one! 🙂

  4. lindsey

    May 24th, 2007 at 2:59 am

    Your fixation with packing tape reminded me of this product I’m trying to find a use for. 🙂 http://www.whiteaisle.com/tape.htm
    Good luck with the move!

  5. brittany leigh

    May 24th, 2007 at 4:06 am

    hey sweetie!! label label label!!! thats the best way to pack!! im moving from sb home, and am NOT looking forward to the packing side of it…lol. i too am very ocd about what goes where and how things fit….but its better that than just tossing things in a box and having NO CLUE where anything is!! label like :living room/pics, art, vases…etc. thats the quickest way to find things!! and then you can know exactly which box goes in what room…and such. congrats on the move!! 🙂 love love!

  6. nicole green

    May 24th, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    congrats on the move! 🙂 best of luck!

    i’ve got a mean side to me like your boy! .. not mean in a bad way. i don’t know how to explain it. 🙂 haha

  7. LaurenHillary

    May 24th, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    yay! Your moving closer to me!:-)Hopefully i will get to see you more!

  8. angel swanson

    May 24th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    hey jasmine! since we had a ton of friends help with our move, we labelled our boxes with a large letter: A for the living room, B for bathroom, C for our bedroom, D for the office, etc. Erik then pasted large letters A, B, C, D, etc. on the doors of the rooms. People could come in and just drop them where they belonged! good luck 🙂

  9. laura

    May 26th, 2007 at 1:22 am

    Everyone has great tips… label like mad! In addition, when you are packing if you just keep a notebook nearby and number the boxes too – and itemize in your notebook under each number… it will make for a much more sane and pleasant task of unpacking and finding those toothbrushes that first night! 🙂

  10. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Aww it’s good not to take yourself to seriously and to always laugh!