Kisses+Disses : Bugs + White Pants


It was just past midnight when I closed my book and sat up in bed. I had ideas (most of which had to do with melting cheese, buying a unicycle, and photography) and I needed someone to talk to. I sat Indian style in bed and JD propped himself on his left arm so he could stare at me. It was then when I felt something like legs on my forehead. FREAKING LEGS ON MY FREAKING FOREHEAD. I thought to myself there’s no way a bug could be happily walking across my forehead, but when I saw JD’s face scrunch up in a way that he resembled his Chinese grandfather, I knew. FREAKING LEGS.

I screamed, jumped from the bed to the wall in what could be considered world-class parkour, and slapped my face repeatedly.

I’m a vegetarian and a true animal lover, but if a creature walks across my face, all bets are off. The upside to this ordeal is how I impressed my husband with my athletic prowess, knowledge I’m a great slapper, and I had so much adrenaline I outlined a new project (which may or may not be dealing with melted cheese).

This leads me to another installment of Kisses and Disses

This week’s DISSES go to…
*Bugs. I’m a city girl and if it has more than four legs, chances are I’m not its friend.
*Politics. I hate when the country becomes divided…it makes me feel like my parents are arguing in the room next door.
*The cancellation of Jersey Shore. My heart broke into a million tiny GTL pieces.

This week’s KISSES go to…
*Project Runway. Yet another season has pulled me in and I’d probably be quite embarrassed admitting how emotionally invested I am in this show.
*My new 6’x4′ white board. I’m taking my organization skills to a new level…and it makes me feel way profesh.
*My new white pants. I bought them on clearance (after Labor Day, of course) but I fully plan on wearing them well into December. Thug life.
And a bonus kiss goes to Leigh Barnes for winning the 50mm, 1.4 Lens Giveaway by Adorama…congrats!

Happy Friday!

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  1. Jenni

    September 7th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Congrats Leigh!!!

  2. Tish Hill

    September 7th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Congrats to Leigh – I’m jealous but I’ll survive! 😉

  3. Myk

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Hate that I didn’t win that lens…but hate bugs even more 🙁

  4. Jana Long

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    oh my word. I just laughed SO hard!!!!! "JD’s face scrunch up in a way that he resembled his Chinese grandfather!" bahahahaha! I’m envisioning this whole ordeal in my head…way too funny!

  5. Ann Keen

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Bugs are NOT my friend either!! Congrats Leigh!!

  6. Dave Wilson

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Congrats Leigh!!!!

  7. Lu

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Congratulations Leigh Barnes! I’m sorry I didn’t win it, but I’m also happy you did!

  8. Karen

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    LOL! I’m exactly the same when a bug gets on me. Except, I add screams of terror and tears…lots of tears.

  9. Mercedes Snow

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    And just when I thought I couldn’t love you any more, you admit to being a Jersey Shore fan. And that’s when all the tiny GTL pieces of my broken heart came back together.

  10. Amanda Osorio

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Congratulations Leigh!!! 🙂

  11. tessie reveliotis

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Great installment of Kisses + Disses! I am not a fan of spiders either. Best of all, Congratulations to Leigh Barnes! 🙂

  12. Abby Grace

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    That is PERFECT description of how I feel about politics, too! It makes me want to delete my Facebook account.

  13. Shawna

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Jasmine! Girl, I feel ya with the FREAKING LEGS. The more legs a bug has, the more I’m freaked out by it. House centipedes!? They are my worst nightmare. I don’t know if you have them in Cali or not.. if not, don’t even Google it! There was a huge one.. HUGE.. in our bathroom the other night. I tried killing it with the trash can (yes, a trash can) and woke up my husband because he thought someone was trying to break into the house. Hahaha =D Thankfully, he killed it for me. Blech.

  14. WendyE

    September 7th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    As much as I love’em white pants can only go on this booty if I’m selling advertising space 😀
    Congrats Leigh!!

  15. Stephanie

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    My BF has become emotionally invested in Project Runway, too. After last night’s episode, he said, "I think this is one of those shows that you don’t have to convince me to watch. I actually kinda like it." He’s also a fan of Teresa Giudice and the Real Housewives of New Jersey so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised!

  16. Brooke Tewell

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Congrats to Leigh! And I was also bumbed about Jersey Shore. My husband tells me and he says: "finally they cancelled that stupid jersey shore." Then I’m like "NOOOOO" 🙂 lol

  17. Abby Hacker

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I am with you! I can see a bug, but just the thought of it TOUCHING me is when it becomes not ok!

  18. Sodanie

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Congrats to Leigh!

  19. Kristen

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    On "What Not to Wear", they say that wearing white after Labor Day is o.k. now. But honestly, I still can’t do it, either!! Haaa! Great things my mother taught me!! 😉

  20. Michelle Horn

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Love the DISS + KISS section. The bug story is great too. LOL

  21. Uche

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I’m actually glad Jersey Shore got cancelled. A host of other reality shows needs to be cancelled too, although i shamefully admit to watching these mind polluting shows that got me shaking my head at myself!

  22. Whitney Lane Arnett

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I think its high time I started watching project runway. I need a new addiction

  23. michele

    September 7th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I feel the same way about bugs… creepy crawly… no thank you!!!

  24. Serena Swenson

    September 7th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Congrats Leigh! 🙂

  25. karen camargo

    September 7th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Congratulations to the winner

  26. Avaleen

    September 7th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Seriously, politics makes my head hurt. I can’t wait for the commentary, stupid ads and pointless sound bites to go away.

  27. Wendy Riley

    September 7th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    You made me laugh out loud to myself!! I have not laughed all day… thank you!!

  28. Kimberley Lucas

    September 7th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Congratulations, Leigh!! How excited you must be! 🙂

  29. Jillian McDermott

    September 7th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I so enjoy reading your blog posts! Congrats to the winner!

  30. Kirk Willcox

    September 7th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Congrats to the winner.

    Jasmine i have a confession, like you im a reality TV fan too. Gotta love project runway, you cant help but think how you would design an outfit too, and trust me i cant sew. Real housewives of New Jersey and the rest of that franchise is a great way to pass the loss of jersey shore if you haven’t already started watching that show on bravo you should!

    Have a great weekend.

  31. Leigh Barnes

    September 7th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I’m so so so excited!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! I’ll def be paying it forward!!!!

    What a happy ending to a rough week! 🙂

  32. Shannon

    September 8th, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Laughing reall good. love this post. I think we’re twins. Only you’re smart and cool and I’m way too tall.

  33. Diana

    September 8th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Girl, I am with you on those bugs. They can stay as far away from please.

  34. LEOLAK

    September 8th, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Jasmine I sooo agree with you on the more than 4 legs we not friends vibe. Bugs…ick! Always look forward to Kiss/Disses. CONGRATS LEIGH!!!

  35. Melissa Avey

    September 8th, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Legs…foreheads? HUH? CONGRATS! 😛

  36. Meagan

    September 8th, 2012 at 3:54 am

    awesome thing? reading your blog. not-so-awesome thing? eating a cracker WHILE reading your blog. I laughed SO HARD at the "FREAKING bug" that I choked on a cracker!!! oh, the risks that are taken for a late-night snack and a good read. 🙂

  37. Denver photographer

    September 8th, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Congrats to the winner!!

  38. Tina Johnsson

    September 8th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Congratulations Leigh!!!

  39. Marcy

    September 9th, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Congrats to the winner!!!!!

  40. Beth Fleming

    September 9th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I FREAKING LOVE your blog. 🙂

  41. Bogdan

    September 9th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Anything with 6 legs can also qualify as dinner :-)… (think lobster)

  42. Camille

    September 10th, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Ugh…Amen to the politics thing. Can’t we all just get along???

  43. Megan

    September 10th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Love your work! Been following the blog for a while. Just wanted to give you a heads up, there’s a studio in Sydney that’s copying your website design. Their name is Dreamlife, and their blog is EXACTLY the same design as yours.

  44. vikram

    September 10th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    found you today, love the way you do it.

    Any other contest to win lenses 😛

  45. Eugene

    September 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    congrats Leigh!

  46. Ashley Christine

    September 11th, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Oh, gross! Yeah, I’m pretty sure bugs were part of the curse on mankind. Just sayin’… How ’bout a bat walking across your pillow… the one you are actually sleeping on!! I have officially mastered the army crawl when bats "grace" the house from unseen places. 😉

  47. Alex Sablan

    September 11th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I am embarrassed to admit…I too…am addicted to Project Runway. I think mostly because the Russian girl makes me smile because the things that come out of her mouth dance around in my head daily.

  48. ashley goodwin

    September 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    You and your projects make me feel like a serious slack ass.

  49. michelle carrillo

    September 12th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Ha! I SOOOO feel ya on the BUG thing. That’s how I WOKE UP on Sunday morning. Felt a creepy-crawler across my FOREHEAD and suddenly launched myself (and the spider, probably) out of bed and across the room. So. not. cool. I’m doubling my efforts at training my dog to spider-hunt for me.

  50. Kristine

    September 17th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I was literally laughing out loud!!! I had a similar incident with a cockroach that I rather not recall sue to the deep emotional wounds it caused me! I also agree with the diss towards this being the last season of Jersey Shore. It’s my guilty pleasure!

  51. Kerala Wedding Photographer

    September 30th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Good to see these posts

  52. Marcia (123 blog)

    December 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    just stumbled upon your blog and happily reading (procrastinating) instead of writing my newsletter.

    Anyway, your "slapper" comment made me laugh because in the UK they call a "loose" girl a "slapper" LOL because I can see you’re anything but!