To say he’s particular would be an understatement. He prefers his vegetables cut a certain way, a specific amount of milk in his cereal, and a precise degree at which the toothpaste should be squeezed. JD even lines up the drinks in the fridge so they all face outward. On the top shelf. Because why would water bottles go on the second shelf, Jasmine? Huh? Why?

I shrug, grab a water bottle, then tell him he’s speaking into my deaf ear. On both sides.

If I was being honest, I don’t do very much cooking. And it’s not because I’m not good at it, really. It’s just that I’ve given up because I don’t chop the cilantro at the right longitude. Or something culinary like that.

Sundays are days when I make a deliberate effort to be all team-spirit in Jasmineville and help a little extra in the kitchen. A couple days ago, I offered to make sandwiches for lunch (I mean, who can ruin a sandwich?!) and JD’s upper lip started to twitch. Don’t worry, I assured him, I got this COVERED. Then I over-toasted the bread, placed three tomato slices on his sandwich (apparently he only does two), and added unripened avocado. In all fairness, my sandwich was delectable (with my three tomato slices), so I shrugged and pretended I didn’t see his frown grow with each bite. I tell him I can’t see him with my blind eye. On both sides.

Sidenote: JD just read this post and he wants me to let everyone know he happily ate the sandwich and at his last bite said, yummm, that was delicious!

Perhaps one day I’ll learn to organize the drinks in our refrigerator or alphabetize our pantry, but, until then, I’ll happily remain particular about photography.

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Rachel Tatem

    August 30th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    My poor husband has to deal with all my crazies too. I am a bit like JD, not in my fridge but very much like him in my closet, and drawers… When my husband tries to help I just end up having to reorganize it but it ok because he is being sweet! I’m sure the sandwich tasted wonderful even with its three tomatoes!

  2. Emily

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    i know exactly how you feel!
    this describes my boyfriend to a tee!…i just sent it to him

  3. rich

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    everyone is particular in their own particular ways – God created us all different yet beautiful at the same time =)


    August 30th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Too cute! Love this post. Tell JD…the more tomatoes the better!!! Thanks for the laugh today…and you may not have cooking down so well but photography…that you do lady…that you do!!! =)

  5. Jaqueline Faria

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Thats so funny. Im kind of like JD when it. Comes to my sandwhiches there has to butter or spread, spread evenly on all inches of the bread or it’ll be just too dry …lol

  6. Damaris Mia

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I laughed out loud. Sooo funny! πŸ™‚ Great way to start off my morning.

  7. shauna nicole

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    You guys are too cute. My husband is the SAME WAY. Apparently not cooking for them is the only solution!

  8. Kacie Lynch

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Awww, sounds like my particular husband! πŸ™‚

  9. Darlene

    August 30th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    JD sounds as particular as my first boyfriend – to a T!! If I didn’t put the lettuce on correctly he would toss the sandwich out the window and I’d have to make another one! Okay, so JD isn’t quite as particular as my ex, but still! But you and JD love each other, very much, and you two seemed to have found a wonderful balance. And your work together is stunning!!

  10. Kelly Dillon

    August 30th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    JD and I sound like two peas in a pod. You sound like my John! I’m the color code my closet and arrange the fridge like JD kinda girl πŸ™‚

  11. Jillian Tree

    August 30th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Awww, so cute!! πŸ™‚

  12. Sandra Fazzino Photography

    August 30th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    ok. you nail too many things, too many times. only, in our house, i’m the one who curls up her lip because my husband graciously makes us a sandwich but instead of using mayo on the BLT, he uses olive oil. And yep, I twitch and I squirm, but ultimately, I’m grateful for the effort. I’m annul… everything must be just so AT ALL TIMES. But he has his particularities, too. They pertain to his motorcycles being SQUEAKY clean and the pants and shirts in his closet being perfectly aligned. AT ALL TIMES. I justify these behaviors by thinking these really are the recipes for productivity and success – I’m convinced!!!

  13. Prefer chaos

    August 30th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Mr. Particular must have taken that particular shot too…cause I see you in the back! Know your rooooole Jassie! Woop, woop JD…you’re takin’ over!

  14. Rachel Fox

    August 30th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Haha LOVE that from PREFER CHAOS haha.

    Now Jasmine, thought you too were the ultimate perfect couple who would never ever argue…..?

    Then again for me, I have to pretend not to like garlic in our house as it makes my hubbie go all weird, walking around the house covering his face with his jumper, sometimes it makes life a little easier to do things their way πŸ˜‰

  15. Miguel

    August 30th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Ha ha ha! You guys crack me up! Actually, this rings too close to home, since my personality is almost like that of JD. He must be a Libra too… :o)

  16. ashley barnett

    August 30th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I can only assume the rest of your sandwich involved fresh mozzerella. MMMMM. My favorite. Although, I gotta go with JD on the tomato slices…whenever i put 3 slices on, one inevitably comes flying off mid-bite, and then I clumsily try to put it back on the sandwich. And fail. Sigh.

  17. Monica

    August 30th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    My hubby needs the ingredients layered in a specific order that I never seem to get right…so I gave up, too! I also gave up on helping out with his laundry because I do that all wrong πŸ˜‰

  18. Anahy

    August 30th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t cook either. JD is such a lovely little weirdo, hehe.

  19. Yuliya M.

    August 30th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Haha, love this post and you guys! Who would have thought that a blog can create such feelings and care for people you’ve never met. Keep posting, you’re my favorite blogger.

  20. Robert

    August 30th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Tough customer at the deli!

  21. Wendy Imbornoni

    August 30th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I’ve been following you for years and this is the funniest post ever!
    I’ve been married to a wonderful man for 26 years and he wouldn’t be the man I love were it not for all the little things that make us different. I am totally using your blind and deaf lines!!! Thanks for the chuckle!

  22. Lily Magallanes

    August 30th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hmmm the avocado and tomato combo sounds yum! πŸ™‚

  23. Shanti

    August 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I just want to hug you two.

  24. Life with Kaishon

    August 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Me too.
    Totally a 3 tomato slice per sandwich girl myself : )

  25. Jana Baker

    August 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Girl, I feel your pain!

  26. Leanne

    August 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Okay, I just have to say that I am like JD. My friend says I have "Sleeping With the Enemy" pantry shelves. Hopefully, you’ve seen that movie and know what I mean! :0) And to refer to Miguel’s comment, I too am a Libra!

  27. Suzy G

    August 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    And that is what make love so great and so weird, all the differences. I think we each make up where the other lacks. I am overly serious, my hubby, way to funny, but it creates a great life. In the end I always say, "it is never about how much you love them, the question is, would you really rather fight with anyone else?" Nope. πŸ™‚

  28. Ashley Goodwin

    August 30th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    It’s okay, J.D. I’m super particular about the fridge and pantry too. But I hear ya Jasmine, as I too, am no culinary expert in Marshall’s eyes, have also served unripened avocado. Love you guys!

  29. Kate Douthwright

    August 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Hah! I love how JD made you update your blog. My fiance constantly does that after he reads a post I wrote about him. I usually just leave it though. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see your LA wedding pics!

  30. Emily Heizer, photography with Flair

    August 30th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    OMG, "sleeping with the enemy" pantry shelves, LOL I about died right there. LOL LOL LOL

    Next, I fear should you two ever elect to have children. You’ll both need mass quantities of valium.

    BTW, your mother in law and I would both like to know when those would be arriving, pray tell. LOL (I’m kidding, I’m kidding. I know Polo demands to be a singleton.)

  31. Brianna

    August 30th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    He never complains about my breakfast! Just sayin… πŸ˜‰

  32. stephaniekaren

    August 31st, 2011 at 12:38 am

    My husband is also very picky and he alphabetizes his books, cds and I hate to admit…it makes life much easier when you are looking for something πŸ™‚

  33. Alexis

    August 31st, 2011 at 1:34 am

    A "deaf ear. On both sides" and a "blind eye. On both sides"?! LOL aww, you two must be so cute to watch interact on any given day! πŸ™‚

    May God continue to bless your marriage and enrich your lives together as you travel the world making memories last for all the couples who have the honor of you two photographing their wedding day!

  34. Tara

    August 31st, 2011 at 2:38 am

    haha! Love it!

  35. Kristin Nicole

    August 31st, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Isn’t it funny how we can be perfectionists about totally different things with our spouse…love this.

  36. cassandra-m

    August 31st, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I like JD posts almost as much as Polo posts…hee hee! I like up the beverages in the frig too JD πŸ˜‰ I got cha back…lol. But like Jasmine not a culinary expert….

  37. Venetia Norrington

    August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I am laughing out loud in a way that will seriously worry the neighbours! This sounds like our house down to a tee and I’m with you on it! Why worry about the cheese and onion toasties when there are photo’s to be editing!?!? x

  38. YarraValleyWeddings

    August 31st, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Ha, very cute.

  39. Nataliya

    August 31st, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Jasmine, you are so good at writing. Did you ever try to write a book, it does not have to be about photography?

  40. LaRissa

    August 31st, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    lol Your so funny – love it!

  41. studioPORTRAY

    August 31st, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    ha, gotta love the ole "deaf ear/blind eye" bit!

  42. Pamela K.

    September 1st, 2011 at 2:44 am

    LOL! Sounds exactly like hubby and I. After almost 25 years of wedded bliss, we have finally gotten used to each others idiosyncrasies….kind of. πŸ˜‰

  43. Jessica K. Sullivan

    September 1st, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Lol! Too precious! My husband isn’t the particular one. But I was told shortly after we were married, "I make my own plate." How funny is that?! Fine by me though! Thanks for the laugh J*

  44. Kyle

    September 2nd, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Love the tones in this! Great mood too!

  45. Virginia Appliance

    September 3rd, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Wow so nice πŸ™‚

  46. Evonne & Darren

    September 4th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    OMG, I wonder if JD and my hubby are twins! Both are so particular about EVERYTHING. In. The. Kitchen! Oh, and does JD leave all the kitchen cabinet doors open too? I think if my hubby has his way, he would take off all the cabinet doors!

  47. Erin Davenport

    September 9th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Whenever I need a laugh I know I can count on you! You two are too funny πŸ˜‰ xoxo!