Kisses and Disses : Funfetti and BlogStomp


I make no beef about it. I’m a total nerd. Seriously, if pocket protectors came in a Louis Vuitton print, I’d wear one. Happily. But it’s one thing for ME to be able to call myself a nerd, but if someone else even implies it, my feathers get ruffled. And feathers could get in the way of my pocket protector. You know, if I wore one.

A couple nights ago, over tikki masala, samosas, and naan, JD asked me about WPPI. Like, our plans and stuff. Notoriously noncommittal, I muttered under my breath and brushed over it. Jaz, last year you stayed in the room and watched Antiques Roadshow…you should go out a little more… He went there. JD got between me and my beloved PBS. Oh no he di’ent! But he was right. Even on our most recent getaway to Napa, he stayed up late playing poker with our friends and I…well…I stayed in our room and read. I ranked -2 on the Cool-O-Meter.

I sipped on lemon water to cool the effects of the Indian food and tried convincing JD I’m working on my coolness (I plan on staying up late with empty bottles of Pellegrino, not wear heels one night, and perhaps play a hand of Go Fish…mi vida loca!). I also promised I’d go out more while at WPPI in Las Vegas next March. As long as the events didn’t conflict with specials airing on PBS.

Now for another installment of Kisses and Disses

This week’s DISSES go to:
*Poker. It makes me appear way uncooler than I really am. Honest.
*Unpainted walls. Yes, my walls are STILL not painted. We’ve been living in our home for way too long to still have white walls. I just haven’t had time to choose a color. Okay, so that’s a lame excuse. The truth is I don’t even know where to start, I keep on pushing things off. If my walls are still white in 2010, I’m flogging myself.
*Funfetti Cake. It’s staring me in the face. Asking, begging, pleading to be eaten. There’s a part of me that hopes our kitchen counter creates a black hole and that epic piece of cake just disappears!

This week’s KISSES go to:
*Izze – Sparkling Grapefruit. This drink drives me batty. Seriously, I wake up in the morning dreaming of it and if left to my own devices, I drink enough to float away.
*BlogStomp.. Okay, photographers…here’s what we’ve been DYING for! A simple, one-click Photoshop action to make your photos blog ready. The best part is that they’re customized with your logo and suuuper easy to use! With one click, it sizes, borders, sharpens, and saves as a new file. I nearly died when I started using these actions….hello easy blogging! Click here to visit BlogStomp.
*“The People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. I couldn’t put this book down. At all. I finished while in Napa and it’s been the best book I’ve read out of the books I’ve read in the past few months. Mix of facts and fiction, but a delightful read and the perfect escape from life. To be honest, I think I might have kissed the book while reading it. Okay, I did.

Happy Friday!

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  1. Marissa Rodriguez

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Love your Kisses and Disses! I hope I get to meet you at WPPI next year! Psshhhhhhhh! Not like last year when I didn’t have the guts to go up to you and say hi! Can you say laaaaaaaaaaaame!?

  2. Emily

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Blogstomp ROCKS!! Thanks doll!! Luuuurve your blog!

  3. Andrew Rozell

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I recently purchased BlogStomp and it makes blog posting so much quicker and faster!

  4. Nena

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    You’re always such a funny girl to read about! I think we are sisters in another life! =-)

  5. ohana photographers

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    umm…who doesn’t love antiques roadshow?? wait…did i just say that out loud? err…i mean psshh…that show is for girls. 😉

  6. Mariana Herrera Mosli

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for your post Jasmine, I have had the "People of the book" sitting on my desk collecting dust and just waiting for me to pick it up and finally read it (for about 2 weeks now)!! You just inspired me to get to it! Gracias!

  7. jackie g. photog

    October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    omg…i’m soooo getting blogstomp! p.s. jas….your posting title says "blogstamp" not "stomp" 🙂

  8. Photo Ninja

    October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    i love the antique roadshow. Gives me hope that something in my house is worth thousands.

  9. Carrie K

    October 9th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    You know, sometimes we just need a little down time. Reading doesn’t mean you’re nerdy, it means you’re educated!

  10. Ingrid

    October 9th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I love white walls.

  11. Amanda Rae

    October 9th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I LOVE Izze drinks! I haven’t tried the Grapefruit yet, but the Pomegranate is the bomb! I keep a fresh stock to have out for client meetings, they look so good I feel like they make me look good! 😉

  12. B

    October 9th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I was this >-< close to making that cake for me and Polo to enjoy. But I’d knew you were probably saving it for a special moment. You know, Office episodes and Project Runway results 🙂

  13. Briana Marie

    October 9th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    wow…I just finished that book as well! Such a fantastic read!
    Our ladies bookclub read doesn’t that just scream "dorkiness"….actually it’s an amazing time once a month for us girls to take about life, open our minds & enjoy some fantastic food & wine while we are at it. You might just have to join satellite feed via Napa Valley.
    We’re reading Persepolis right next.

  14. Megan Plenge

    October 9th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I love Blog Stomp!! I just got it and it’s the easiest thing in the world!! 🙂

  15. Jacqueline Fronters

    October 9th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve been thinking of using BS and now I think it may be exactly what I need.

  16. Giovanna

    October 10th, 2009 at 12:23 am have to bite the bullet…just pick on wall that nobody will see and paint it….try it!

  17. Natasha Brown

    October 10th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    LOVE BlogStomp! Best thing I ever purchased!

  18. Holli True

    October 10th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Holy Moly, Jasmine! I’ve never heard of BlogStomp and I am officially hooked!! This will save me so much time!! 🙂 Thank you!!

  19. Serendipity Photography

    October 10th, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Love your kisses 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  20. Lydia

    October 10th, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I love all the Izze drinks! If it helps to get you out of your room more at WPPI, I’ll buy you a whole case of them! 😉

  21. Leyla N

    October 10th, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Wow thanks, BlogStomp looks awesome, such a time saver!

    And if you ever need help with your interior design needs, feel free to ask, I would love to help out! Colors & decorating are my forte!

  22. Mapuana

    October 10th, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Ohhh mmyyy……. I just checked out the BlogStomp site and I’m getting mine today.

  23. Brian Fletcher

    October 10th, 2009 at 6:47 am

    I love BlogStomp too, Jasmine! Best thing I’ve bought in a while. And cheap, too! 🙂

  24. jamie

    October 10th, 2009 at 6:58 am

    i would have stayed in too 🙂

  25. Alexandra

    October 10th, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I definitely have to check BlogSTopm out 🙂

  26. Corinna J Hoffman

    October 10th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve been using BlogStomp for a couple of months now and I LOVE IT!!!!!! Totally made my workflow super faster 🙂

  27. Claudia

    October 10th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    thanks J* — Love the blog stomp!!! — Im sure he’ll love you for sending so many clients 😉

  28. Jeanette

    October 10th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Oh very cool! Thanks for the blogstomp link

  29. Alicia Damron

    October 10th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the info on Blogstomp 🙂 I love reading your tips, thanks for helping out other photographers!

  30. Erica Young

    October 10th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Okay, I would rather sit somewhere and read a book as well. So I guess I’m a nerd like you! And we’ve been in our house for almost a year now and I cannot pick out a paint color for our living room and hallway. And funfetti cake, #1 on my list too! I’m actually going to make funfetti cupcakes today for my sweetie 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  31. Life with Kaishon

    October 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I could drink Izze all day too. OH SO GOOD : ) I love your kisses and disses! Must go read about that stamp place! Thank you!

  32. Nicole Monique Photography

    October 10th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Yay! Yay! Yay! I’ve been dying to know what you have been reading lately! You are an amazing photographer but you also have an amazing talent with choosing phenomenal books. I’ve read every single one you’ve posted and I have never been disappointed! If you could possibly post what you’ve been reading recently I would be even more grateful! Thanks for this suggestion and I’m off to pick it up.

  33. Jason

    October 10th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Jasmine..YOU ROCK! Enough said…

  34. lucy

    October 10th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    but going out is lame. I totally tried it this Friday after my wedding, I tried scheduling a girls night out, & while I love by good friend, it was late and I’d rather be home reading or watching The Office.. being a nerd is the new cool for me.

  35. Sarah

    October 11th, 2009 at 5:07 am

    I LOVE People of the Book!!! Glad you enjoyed it as well. I’ve read another book by her, March, that’s also good.

  36. joan.solitario

    October 11th, 2009 at 5:27 am

    thanks jasmine! i’m gonna check out that blogstomp link!

  37. Renee Pruiksma

    October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Oh man, same sentiment on the Izze…
    Also, I just painted my bedroom walls after weeks of white… Benjamin Moore Tranquil Blue. It’s so perfect– I HIGHLY recommend it!

  38. brandi apodaca

    October 11th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Jasmine if you are a nerd then you are the most awesomest nerd i have ever met!! (yes awesomest, it’s a word)

  39. Karen Stott

    October 11th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Nu uh!!! Seriously.. I have to check out blogstomp. That is amazing. And Izze Grapefruit is my absolute fav…I could probably OD on it. I’m excited you plan on getting out of your room at WPPI, maybe program your tivo for those great PBS specials.

  40. Christa

    October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    So with you on the poker thing. Everyone looks at me stupidly when I say "I don’t play poker" oops….guess Cool and Christa just don’t go together 🙂

  41. Stephanie Stewart

    October 12th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Love your Disses & Kisses! Will check out BlogStomp, sounds awesome!

  42. Ali Caudill

    October 12th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    love the personal feel of your blog. & thanks for the tip on blogstomp, what a time saver!

  43. Jen Johnson

    October 13th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    BlogStomp brings joy to my heart.

  44. Dan Z

    October 13th, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Thanks SO MUCH for the Blogstomp recommendation! I’d been looking for just this kind of tool to easily add my logo to images and it’s great. I wholeheartedly second the recommendation.

  45. Amy

    October 13th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Crazy how small the world is…the guy from the blogstomp video, the pictures he is using as an example, I follow that bride on LOVED her wedding and have gotten many ideas from her. WOW!

  46. veronika

    October 14th, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Aww some of the photos in that video are from our wedding. Very sweet!

  47. Coriann Bright

    October 15th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    If you need help with your white walls my dear I would be honored to help. Check it

  48. Rae Mati

    October 20th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I’m with you watching PBS (so I may join you in that at WPPI, but that depends if I don’t get tempted with POKER! I love that too!)

  49. Mike Hall

    October 27th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Need more Funfetti?! Liana made some Funfetti cupcakes a few days ago and the darn things are just staring us in the face and tempting us… they must go! 😉

  50. eva slipper

    April 22nd, 2010 at 5:58 am

    good post,thank you for share