02.03.12 Personal

Kisses+Disses : Yoga + The Herbivore

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s we made our way there, he turned to me and said, You better not show off and act like a pretzel. Yes, that's JD. He imagines I'll act like an inanimate object just to show how cool I am in yoga class. We've been together for 13 years and I've never--not once--convinced him to attend a class with me. Ever. In fact, he makes fun of my gym-going endeavors. But for some reason, I invited him to find his inner chi with me...because, really, I'm usually the one stealing his chi on a daily basis.

I'll go with you if we can go to In-n-Out after.

I smiled. Here's where the story diverges. He said the smile indicated yes, I said the smile indicated you're crazy and I wouldn't dream of eating a burger and fries after a midday workout.

After successfully completing an hour workout, JD asked if I was ready for In-n-Out. Then I pointed out a very healthy vegetarian option located nearby and I just knew he'd looooove it. I added all those o's for emphasis. After some convincing (thanks to my days in law school), JD agreed to eat a grilled {soy} chicken sandwich.

I'm no longer gonna refer to myself as a vegetarian. After successfully convincing a carnivore to practice yoga and eat healthy in a single day, I'm referring to myself as an HERBIVORE. Because I'm all hard core and stuff.

Which leads me to another installment of Kisses and Disses...


This week's DISSES go to...
*The smell of BenGay...my bedroom smells like a high school locker room right now.
*The Santa Ana winds. There's so much dust in the air my car looks like a professional off-roader.
*Folding a fitted sheet...is it possible for it to end up as anything other than a rolled up ball?!


This week's KISSES go to...
*Yoga. For enabling me to show off...LIKE A PRETZEL.
*Fondue. I wish it were the base of the food pyramid...I could eat melted cheese for days.
*Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. And, yes, this proves my horrible taste in television, but I adore Andy and secretly wish we were friends in real life so he'd send me a bedazzled Mazel t-shirt.
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Courtney - Solution for fitted sheet: put it and the flat sheet inside the matching pillow case in your linen cabinet. A prof. Organizer taught me this and it makes all sheets so organized!  02.12.12 - 3:41pm
JM - I love your Kisses and Disses... this makes me want to go back to yoga, in fact I think I'll start back this week!! Switch to Tiger Balm, smells so much better than BenGay and works deeper into the muscles (at least I think so)!!  02.06.12 - 7:19pm
Mandy - Oh girl, u crack me! Re the fitted sheet - I ask that everytime I do the laundry!  02.06.12 - 1:42pm
Hannes Uys - Hilarious!!  02.05.12 - 12:44pm
Shelley - Ok, so I just finished reading this post and then went straight on to pinterest. What did I find in the first few pins? How to fold fitted sheets! I had to come back and comment and leave you a link :) http://www.thedailybuzz.com.au/2011/11/25-clever-ideas_household-tips_storage-ideas/ P.S. Thanks for all your amazing inspiration, motivation, and openness to other photographers. It is beyond what most people are willing to give and that is amazing :)  02.04.12 - 7:36pm
Shannon Rosan - Just so you know...In my house, fondue is completely healthy and is totally the base of the food pyramid :)   02.03.12 - 9:33pm
Kimberly - JD doesn't get a kiss for going to yoga AND foregoing an In N Out burger?!  02.03.12 - 6:03pm
Life with Kaishon - : ) I bet he would send one if you asked him. I will tweet your post to him. PS Did he like the sandwich?   02.03.12 - 5:04pm
Christina Shumway - Oh how I love Mr. Cohen and wishes we were friends, too. When Jimmy Fallon is on - I am in heaven!! : )  02.03.12 - 3:36pm
Karen - But In-n-Out is soooo good!  02.03.12 - 3:12pm
Erin Schrad - Heck, yeah! Love me some Andy Cohen! I'm addicted to Bravo "reality" TV... Housewives, Zoe, Jeff Lewis, Brad... I think because they all make me feel sane! ;o)  02.03.12 - 1:30pm
Terri - Life it too short to fold fitted sheets!  02.03.12 - 12:17pm
Bethany Ann - Fitted sheets that I fold are rolled up balls! Haha! That's my idea of "folding" them. :) I bought my ticket for The Fix in Nashville and I'm so looking forward to meeting you and JD! Oh, and learning, too! ;) Have a great weekend!  02.03.12 - 11:53am
Gris - LOL I have never been able to relate to ALL your Kisses and Disses but today I do! The winds, the sheets uggh! A perfect day for me would be to start off with a Hot Yoga class, then eat Fondue, cheese and chocolate! and finish it off sitting on my couch watching Andy!  02.03.12 - 10:38am
ashley barnett - I am currently trying to convince Jeremy to work out with me now too. Well, by work out, I mean any other activity besides playing each other in scrabble on our phones in bed. It's sad really!! I'm going to casually email him this blog link today! :) Have a great weekend Jasmine!  02.03.12 - 10:10am
LEOLAK - Too funny...I love your kisses and disses posts! I said the SAME THING about fitted sheets the other day while folding some! Such a pain! Okay...we'd so be friends in real life "versus just the internet life"...I watch Andy Cohen too...and the Housewives (except DC and Miami were both complete busts!!) Happy Friday!  02.03.12 - 9:47am
joan solitario - Jasmine!! hahah I actually learned how to fold a fitted sheet 2 years ago hahahahaha here's a link for you :D: http://www.marthastewart.com/269141/how-to-fold-a-fitted-sheet  02.03.12 - 9:40am
Tammy - <3 LOVE <3 your personality, attitude, enthusiasm AND your gift to blog on a regular basis. You've just inspired me to write/blog more often. Thank you!!!  02.03.12 - 9:21am
Kat Harris - Girl my little honda looks like I left it deserted for days in the Sahara desert, and somehow there's dirt inside my car. Santa Ana Winds you are very offensive.  02.03.12 - 9:20am
May - FOndue (chocolate and cheese) ARE on MY food Pyramid!! at the very bottom of it :)  02.03.12 - 9:19am
Jeni Brower - ah- I love every bit of it. My favorite is your 2 different perspectives about your smile. That's marriage for ya! But, he knows what's best for him & went with your view ;)  02.03.12 - 9:11am
Susana Cristina - We really need a blog perspective of the class and the grilled soy chicken sandwhich from JD. By the way... everything tastes much better with melted cheese! Have a great weekend!  02.03.12 - 9:10am
Katie - I LOOOOOOOOVE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!!! It i always ALWAYS soo entertaining and hilarious and perfect. I was just saying the other day that Andy Cohen has the best job ever (Watch What happens Live) and the worst job ever (the real housewives reunion shows... draaaaama)!!!!  02.03.12 - 9:06am
Kacie Lynch - I find nothing more satisfying than folding a fitted shit. It's that same feeling you get when wrapping gift with patterned wrapping paper, and you get the pattern to line up. It's... awesome.   02.03.12 - 8:38am
Kate Douthwright - Umm, I am completely obsessed with Andy Cohen! So much that I own a mazel tshirt and mug! Yeah, I just admitted that to all of your readers... If I had to play plea the fifth, I might plea the fifth on that question!  02.03.12 - 8:22am
ami - Haha! I was just thinking about how much I love Andy Cohen too! That bedazzled mazel t-shirt was nice, but how about that blinged out pickle, eh? Eh? Kiiiing kiiing of midnight fuuun! Wow, it's too early to be acting this crazy.  02.03.12 - 8:20am
Rachel Tatem - Pretty sure everyone's version of folding fitted sheet looks like a ball... Right?  02.03.12 - 8:15am
Laura - Oh, Jasmine, this made me laugh so hard, because my husband staunchly refuses to go to yoga with me after a couple of "miserable attempts," and watching me "be so flexible." Good for JD. And on that note, I'm heading off to my yoga class. :-)  02.03.12 - 8:14am
Jennifer - oh I love Yoga - didn't what to do without it (same for cheese fondue but that is another story) - did you ever try Bikram Yoga ? You should and you are more like a knot than a pretzel after that   02.03.12 - 8:05am
Neha - How funny!!! I secretly wish Andy was my BFF too!! Is it sad to say that I watch the show all the time and wish one day to be on it?!  02.03.12 - 8:03am
Jenelle Sewell - Bah...those fitted sheets are the worst. Unless you're Martha Stewart, they will look like a ball as you described.   02.03.12 - 7:55am
Katie - To fold a fitted sheet, Martha knows best. http://www.marthastewart.com/269141/how-to-fold-a-fitted-sheet  02.03.12 - 7:37am
Michele - Ok, I am also die hard into yoga and have not brought my hubby to a class yet. I feel so protective of it and I am afraid he will be amazing at his first class and say "so, WHY is this hard". LOL! Love your photography girlie but it's your writing that brings me back for more.... Keep up the amazing work :)  02.03.12 - 7:37am
Katie Trujillo - OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Andy Cohen and Watch What Happens Live- it's on my DVR and I crack up every single night at his Jack Hole of the Week/Day and his facial expressions. This post made me laugh.....(P.S. my fitted sheets end up in rolls too) grrrrrr!  02.03.12 - 7:24am
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