Kisses + Disses : To Never Neverland


We sat around the table with a pot of tom kah gai poured between us, the scent of coconut milk and lemongrass filling the air. It’d been a few weeks since I’d seen my friends because of our jagged schedules, so we decided to meet at a Thai restaurant off the 5 Freeway at the last minute because, randomly, everyone was in town. Whoa, that was a long sentence. It was rainy (by California standards) and we battled over an hour’s worth of traffic, but sitting around the table faded the world outside the steamy windows.

We took turns sharing life’s random stories. I began with a story about buying lipgloss from a guy wearing an acid washed vest on the streets of New York and ended with a my plans for later that evening. I was going to the Girl Talk concert. As in the D.J., my friend Melanie asked. She didn’t wait for my reply when she continued with, You know you’re going to go to a concert where the majority of the attendees were BORN IN THE 90s.

Uhh, hold on, I can’t hear you. Let me put in my hearing aid. And warm up some apple sauce while I’m at it.

I put down my spoon. Oh my gush, I said in between bites of something fried and definitely on the List Of Things I Shouldn’t Eat, I think I have the Peter Pan Syndrome…what if don’t wanna grow up?! The table was quiet. Which, like, sucked because I wanted my friends to be all you’re sooooo mature and soooo wise. And use all those o’s.

After some thinking, my sister diagnosed me with shades of Peter Pan-ism. Sure, I might have a hard time admitting I’ve grown up, but when it comes to certain aspects in life, I definitely act like an adult. Then we toasted. My friends raised their glasses to life, but in the back of my mind I said, HERE’S TO NEVER NEVERLAND!

This is a iphone picture from last night’s concert. There were glow sticks, balloons, and the smell of hundreds of people dancing in a small room. Go ahead, take a whiff.

This leads me to another installment of Kisses and Disses

This week’s DISSES go to…
*Growing up. Have you ever had the urge to freeze life in this moment? Me too.
*My inbox. Some weeks my inbox gives me heart palpitations…this was one such week.
*Injuries. Polo hurt his foot, so the vet requested he wear a cone around his head and a bootie on his foot. He looks so pitiful I sneak him bits of cheese to brighten his day.

This week’s KISSES go to…
*Friends. It’s been said a person is lucky to have one true friend in life…I’m blessed to have four.
*Chobani yogurt. It’s healthy and tastes good. And makes up for the fried food I sometimes eat.
*Pixie dust. Oh, com’on…you KNEW that was coming!

Happy Friday!

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  1. ashley barnett

    October 12th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    10,000 cool points awarded to you for liking Girl Talk. Saw him last year and had a BLAST. If growing up means I don’t get to dance around to remixes that mean I can never hear any song again without singing the Girl Talk version of it… well, you know where I’m going with this one!

  2. B

    October 12th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    What can I say? I’m FULL of wisdom. It’s about time you listen to your younger, wiser, awesomer, sister πŸ˜‰

  3. melissa

    October 12th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    You made me smile πŸ™‚ thanks

  4. Ashley Christine

    October 12th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    You make me smile. =)

  5. rich

    October 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    i don’t know how you come up with these but they’re awesome!

  6. Dawney

    October 13th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Poor Polo! What a good mom you are to sneak him cheese! πŸ™‚

  7. Alyssa

    October 14th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    You’re soooooooooooo awesome. πŸ™‚

  8. Rici

    October 15th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    So with you on this one!! Never grow up! Always play. I really donΒ΄t like growing up. Hhaha. ~ Saluti.

  9. Jodie Clifford (Merge Photography)

    October 18th, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Jasmine, i’m a 1980’s child and I love Girl Talk, seen him play twice and still crank up his music at the gym! Here’s to never growing up! Go girl! x