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Friday Randomness : UK Edition

B
eing away from home makes my heart grow fonder. Of all things homey and American. I actually caught myself humming the Star Spangled Banner one morning (well, it started off as a whistle, but I changed it half-way through to a hum because I whistle as well as I cook) and that's when I realized how much I miss home. That's not to say I haven't been thinking about becoming British (I've been keeping a list as to why I should be), but there's just something about California that makes me feel all light-headed and teary-eyed. Maybe it's the smog.

Here's my list as to why I should become part-British and a few more Random Friday things off the top of my head...
*Why I could be British: I love bookstores...I love bread and butter...I speak with an accent...I like bon bons...I can hail a cab...I like gameshows...I know how to use an umbrella...I say "cheers!" more often than I should...and a good time usually revolves around fried food. Yes, this is my official list.
*I haven't watched reality television for two whole weeks. I'm sure this makes me smarter in some parts of the world.
*Look at these Jenni Desmond pillow cases...I die. I love them and need them, like, now.


*Someone once told me I made him feel like he didn't have enough teeth. Umm, okay? How does one even respond to such a thing?!
*I bought a new pair of walking boots. Tah-dah!


*Went to Subway and ordered a "wrap"...but I came to discover it's actually a sandwich wrapped in a tortilla. In case anyone is wondering, this is really called a BURRITO.
*I love socks.

Happy Friday!
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cassandra-m - Yea for London! Love u outfit girl!  07.26.11 - 10:30pm
Chrisitna Juleson - Love the BOOTS!  07.24.11 - 10:31am
Ashley Goodwin - You're still there? love London, but it sure is expensive! Thought my take out chinese food was only 15 pounds but check my bank statement and saw it was 30 DOLLARS! Shewwww! Have tons of fun! & hit up Top Shop while you are there! Oh, wait! You California girls HAVE Top Shop, don't you? Grrrrr.  07.24.11 - 9:34am
pat @ wedding favors - I like the cover of your pillow. They are so cute. Are they personalized? Before I am looking for spongebob because it's my favorite cartoon character. But I like yours more. :)  07.24.11 - 5:10am
kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer} - Those pillow cases are fun!  07.23.11 - 3:26pm
Yann - Love your boots ! Where did you get those ? My girl saw these and she'd lurved to get those when we'll go to England in September.   07.23.11 - 1:10pm
Aundrea - Where are those boots from?  07.23.11 - 12:22pm
Jasmin - Jasmine, I'm German and that qualifies for calling myself an European. But I truly can understand why you miss California. I miss it, too, although I never lived there, been there just on vacation. Europeans think everything through... til it's dead. I love the light-headed-ness you have over there and that's the reason why I have a list, why I could become Californian... someday... ;-)  07.23.11 - 6:47am
Carolyn - Love the pillow cases and boots, Where I am from (Barbados) and here in Canada, we call them wraps as well. Love them.   07.23.11 - 6:02am
Lydia - Love those boots!!  07.23.11 - 12:29am
Whitney Moore Bower - you are the cutest thing ever!!  07.22.11 - 10:27pm
Ginger M. - Can't wait to find the perfect black boots for fall-- have been searching, but I realize first I need to find a few more outfits I can wear them with! And, what a super fun business, making pillow cases! So unique and awesome.  07.22.11 - 9:03pm
Falcon Griffith - Ahh I love those boots! Can't wait to hear more about the Workshop! xx  07.22.11 - 5:47pm
Ashley Lynn - Love your dress!   07.22.11 - 4:47pm
jenni desmond - Hi Jasmine! Thank you SO much for featuring my pillow cases on your blog, I'm so flattered thank you!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay over here in the UK. Cheers ;) Jenni x   07.22.11 - 4:43pm
Andrea - Love the pillows, love the boots, love you!  07.22.11 - 12:52pm
The Detailed Life - You are a funny lady and so honest too, with your posts. I see why people seem to love you so much.  07.22.11 - 12:25pm
LEOLAK - You are hilarious! I love socks too! And your new boots...AWESOME SAUCE!!! You got some PHAT style lady!! Keep the fun posts coming.  07.22.11 - 12:01pm
jamie delaine - is wrap a british/canadian/commonwealth thing? because we have wraps here... and they are sandwichs in tortillas, yes, but a burrito is rice + beans in a tortilla! ;)  07.22.11 - 11:32am
Jaqueline Faria - You Look so cute in this picture, you look like a teenager. Like your 15 and 18 or so.  07.22.11 - 11:18am
Venetia Norrington - Friday RANDOMNESS is definitely a good title for this post!! I feel jet-lag may be affecting you somewhat as this post is so hilarious not only did I insist my husband came to read it (he's a little bored of me repeating your name in relation to everything I have to say...sorry!!) but I grabbed my next door neighbour on her way across my driveway. Just to prove how cool a person's course I'd been on!! xxxx  07.22.11 - 11:04am
ashley barnett - Those boots rock. Those pillowcases rock. Socks rock! :) Fun post Jasmine! Have fun!!  07.22.11 - 10:52am
Jamie Solorio - I LOVE your boots! They are perfect...I need to get a pair like those! Cute! Cute! Cute!  07.22.11 - 10:46am
Kathy - I GET IT! I TOTALLY GET IT! After living over here in Europe for almost a year now, I told my husband "I get it! I know why people want to move to America!" I love all that Europe has to offer and not for that matter but I sure do miss America! Thanks for sharing your adventures!  07.22.11 - 10:39am
Kristin Nicole - Love the boots...and the burrito...that made me smile this morning.   07.22.11 - 10:17am
bethany - I ADORE THOSE BOOTS!  07.22.11 - 9:53am
Janel KG - Love love love your new boots :)  07.22.11 - 9:46am
Autumn Teesdale-Dash Photo - You kill me!!! Have a good safe trip home!!  07.22.11 - 9:43am
Dallas Curow - Jasmine, you're the best. I love Friday Randomness! Enjoy the new boots and I can't wait to see the workshop photos :)  07.22.11 - 9:37am
gladys jem - haha. i love your random posts. they always make me laugh out loud. I want those pillows too, and I love your stilo. oh, dang ;) xo  07.22.11 - 9:35am
Lerissa - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new boots!!  07.22.11 - 9:32am
Jessica K. Sullivan - Love the boots! The pillow cases are different, lol! You look great in your picture:) I'm glad you two are having so much fun!  07.22.11 - 9:29am
Rusty_Tripod - In the US a wrap is usually a flour tortilla used in place of the bun. Been around a while. Try the Albuquerque turkey in Albuquerque when you are at the airport.  07.22.11 - 9:15am
jennography - Great post. You are so adorable and I totally love the pillow cases!!! So CUTE!!!  07.22.11 - 9:11am
Kate Douthwright - You are way too California (in a good way) to ever convert over to a Brit! Can't take that sun away from you girl! I like lamp.  07.22.11 - 9:03am
Melissa Pearce - I laughed out loud at the Burrito comment and I totally agree. I ordered a falafel sandwich last week and it was served in a tortilla! um, hello! I'm Mexican and I love a good burrito, but can I please have that in a pita? They happily obliged, but still, that's no sandwich.   07.22.11 - 8:59am
Beria Charles - "Don't you worry, be happy!".. ta da da da da ta da da da.... ;.)  07.22.11 - 8:53am
Jenelle - Love the pillows! It truly looks as if you're having the time of your life.   07.22.11 - 8:38am
Rachel - Not sure what I think about the fried food comment! Particularly when we're comparing England to the US! ;o)  07.22.11 - 8:36am
CA - OK, great post, but the whole thing melted away when I saw those boots. Love. No... LOVE. Please buy me a pair, too. Size 9 in the US. Pretty sure that makes me a 39 over there. ;)  07.22.11 - 8:34am
Shauna - Too cute! For some reason I could def see you living in Britain. I guess it was the list; it's convincing?  07.22.11 - 8:33am
Abby Grace - hahahaha this post is hilarious. "I love socks." I keep trying to convince my hubs that we should move to teh UK, but so far, no dice.  07.22.11 - 8:33am
SarahV - You make me laugh so much!!! You are on fire these past couple of weeks! First it's "Mr. Crotchety" and now it's "there's just something about California that makes me feel all light-headed and teary-eyed. Maybe it's the smog" AND the teeth comment HAHAHAHA! I need you in my life daily, Jasmine :)  07.22.11 - 8:25am
LondaElle - Love those boots!  07.22.11 - 8:25am
Laura Beekmann - I must know where you got the boots! Love them!!  07.22.11 - 8:24am
Gaby Fuentes { NJ Wedding Photographer } - J* is homesick :) Love the pillow cases, absolutely to die for.  07.22.11 - 8:20am
Rachel Tatem - You look too cute! I'm excited for all that you are doing right now, so exciting!  07.22.11 - 7:55am
Norman Rubenis - Wow, looking at your list I'd say you are already pretty close. Just one thing........ In the UK, we don't hail a cab, they're called taxi's. Oh well, looks like I am gonna have to deduct a point or two there! Glad to see you are having a good time over here.  07.22.11 - 7:48am
Life with Kaishon - Your boots are pretty : ) That teeth comment is the weirdest thing ever. I don't know how I would respond : )  07.22.11 - 7:38am
Penny Wolfe - I too love those pillow cases!! Cheers!  07.22.11 - 7:21am
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