03.09.12 Personal

Kisses+Disses : Pajamas Pants + Lady Gaga

he night before JD's birthday, I was slated to speak in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:30pm. At 6:15pm, I realized IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE JD'S BIRTHDAY. I quickly grabbed my camera and begged him for a photoshoot. Two minutes wasted and he finally agreed, but I have no time to change, so he and I ran off the bus wearing our all-day attire. JD always looks put together...and I? Well, I look as put together as a 1,000 piece puzzle in a box, so I decided to not care when people stared at my pajama pants and tank top. I dragged him through Nashville alleys and kicked beer bottles out of the way to capture the last day before his numerals changed.

Now, this really wasn't such an easy task.

But at the end of our four-minute photoshoot, I was able to capture one that stole my heart....and then I sprinted back to bus in my PJ's to get dressed for the show and act like I HAVE IT TOGETHER!

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

This week's DISSES go to...
*Pajama Pants. For being so comfortable....I'm tempted to make them my official fashion statement.
*Still being sick. I can't kick the cold/flu/Black Lung I got in Las Vegas, so when I cough I sound like 87 year old frog. Who smokes.
*Limited wifi. Traveling has proven difficult because as we head to New York City, with a bar on every corner, AT&T can't seem to get my one bar on my wifi.

This week's KISSES go to...
*Nashville. For not thinking I was legitimately crazy in my PJ's yelling, beeeeauuuutiful! The light! The light! Let's chase the light!
*Ambien. I'm having a hard time sleeping these days, so I'm thankful to have a sleeping aide by my side, except on mornings when I wake up convinced I'm Lady Gaga.
*Polo. We brought him along to travel with us and he's the only reason I'm not homesick....although I'm tempted to buy him a pair of pajama pants too!

Happy Friday!
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Wendy K Yalom - OMG!! So cute!  03.18.12 - 10:20pm
Paris - You just gave me YET another reason not to switch from Verizon to AT&T...though I can get a huge discount, they are just not worth the hassle. But you posting that made me giggle. Sorry they failed you in NYC.  03.12.12 - 9:26am
Kimberly Murray - How can you diss your pajama pants when they are so comfy?!  03.12.12 - 8:45am
Denise Prichett - Although I couldn't make it to theFIX, you are changing people's lives and that is truly exciting. So proud of you Jasmine, you make it OK for ANYONE to dream!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)  03.12.12 - 6:14am
Nora Nathoo - Polo + PJ Pants are AWESOME!!!! Also, just want to say, you always look put together...;)  03.11.12 - 7:17pm
Holli True - Oh my gosh, girl! I hope you feel better soon! I've been hearing all about how amazing The Fix has been from so many people! :) You are absolutely, hands-down incredible! It was so great seeing you in Vegas!! And Happy Birthday, JD!   03.11.12 - 2:00pm
Emilia - We're the same, I wanna diss this flu also! I think I am going to be sick for days, too.   03.11.12 - 8:56am
Tracey Washington - love pajama pants... but seeing as my husband wants me to get a 'real' job, I'm hoping this is the year my photography business takes off so that I can do what I love... and spend the rest of the time in my pajama pants :)   03.10.12 - 10:08am
tom - Nice quick portrait photography work, you do make it look it easy!  03.10.12 - 8:09am
Jasmin - I think you'll be happy to hear that this summer pajama pants are one of the style essentials in Europe - worn every time of day of course!!! So another reason for you to travel through Europe and SPEAK over here... ;-))  03.10.12 - 1:55am
let - I love the photos of JD- You guys are sooooooooooo cute! You captured the fun you two have together. <3  03.09.12 - 11:18pm
Laura Elizabeth - Oh yes -- Polo DOES need some PJ pants! :) <3 Hope you feel better soon!  03.09.12 - 9:13pm
Jeni Brower - It was so good to see you again last night. You are really special to me. So sorry to hear you're still sick. I'll be praying for you. It's incredible to hear all the chatter in DC about how much people are moved & taking action in their lives today after theFIX last night. I'm still stunned & thinking of ways to create control to build my confidence & get out there...Thanks for caring so deeply about each of us. Enjoy JD, Polo, & your pj's ;)  03.09.12 - 6:08pm
Anne - I hadn't realized you were an April girl with a March husband also. I'm also not able to sleep through the night right now - waking up at 3 or 4 am and not able to go back to sleep- maybe it's in the stars for us at the moment. Instead of fighting it, I'm just using that morning alone time to journal, pamper, and get a little work done before swinging into the day with everyone else. Hope you feel better soon and get to take a nice week off from it all when you get home!  03.09.12 - 5:22pm
Heather Alkhateeb - I think PJ pants are the new in thing. And you rock them like nobody's business. Thanks for letting me have a little Polo time today and I hope you enjoyed the goodies from Carlo's Bakery!  03.09.12 - 2:52pm
Jodi Harris - OMG! You're still sick? Me too. I have the same black lung thing as you do. I can't imagine having to travel and do your thing when you're feeling aweful. OMG. Way to go Jasmine. Trip sound awesome too. I had to cancel Phoenix sold my ticket and now I'm going to LA. What the heck. I was going to see you open the show now I'm going to be there when you close it. LOL. Feel better. We rock!   03.09.12 - 2:35pm
Jen Jar - It was SO amazing to see you again last night. BEST. BIRTHDAY. PRESENT. EVER. I told JD that we were "almost twins" :)  03.09.12 - 1:02pm
Marie - Have been reading your blog but never commented yet. First thing: you're hilarious! Second thing: thanks for posting blogs that help us photographers who are newly entering the photography world. You're amazing and it's incredible that you're so willing to share the wealth of knowledge, experience and hard work that you possess.   03.09.12 - 12:54pm
Kerri Helms - Whyyyyy do I have two posts? I cancelled out of the first one. I'm so sorry!  03.09.12 - 11:29am
Bethany Ann - Loved this post!!! SO fun. I love that you will partly remember Nashville as that-city-you-ran-around-in-your-PJs in. :) It was great hearing you speak that night and you do have it all together. ;)   03.09.12 - 11:10am
LEOLAK - I bet you still look fab with your PJs! LOL You guys are too sweet! Oh yeah...Polo is getting the travel experience too. Sorry to hear you still sick...hopefully that mean bug kicks soon. You look great in all The Fix pics! cya next week!!  03.09.12 - 10:47am
Janelle Chung - Love those shots of JD!!!! I hope you feel better Jasmine!!!   03.09.12 - 10:40am
Stephanie Stewart - JD is always so stylish! Love the photos! And that you wore pajama pants! Maybe if they were made out of burlap, they wouldn't be so tempting to wear all day long!!! Please feel better soon! Can't wait to meet you in the Windy City next week!!!!!!  03.09.12 - 10:39am
Mandy Caudill - Love that you take pictures BEFORE the birthday-my hubs will be turning 30 in like a week and a half...I think I will but him through the tourture!! Love talking with you in nashville-wish y'all could have come out with us after-you missed some good waffle house eatin'  03.09.12 - 10:00am
Mercy N. - Love this! Thank you for sharing!  03.09.12 - 9:33am
Lauren Pinson - I seriously hope you can get some much needed rest for your body after this trip and kick that cold! That being said, I'm really glad you made the trip and I got to meet you even if you were a coughing and hacking! :D   03.09.12 - 9:30am
Katelyn James - I got sleeping pills before my wedding because you told me they would be a life saver... and they were!! I woke up the morning of my wedding not excited about the wedding but just initially excited that I FELL ALSLEEP!!!! HUGE accomplishment for this girl!!! :) So great seeing you guys:) What a blessing you are to so so many. We love you.  03.09.12 - 9:28am
Anouschka - Hope you feel better soon Jasmine!  03.09.12 - 9:20am
Jessica - I SWEAR by zyrtech D whenever i have cough/nose/yuckiness thanks to the pharmacist at target. saved my life!  03.09.12 - 9:14am
Sue McFarland - I LOVE that you did that shoot in pj pants!! I am sitting here at 12:00 noon still in mine and can't seem to convince myself to get up and get changed! Ambien is my daughter's go to, also. I hope that you will continue to recover from the nasty crud....hope that the South did not give it to you :( Have a wonderful time on your travels and one day I WILL get to one of your workshops!!!! (even if it kills me!) Hugs to Polo for keeping you happy...and happy birthday to your gorgeous hubby!  03.09.12 - 9:07am
Stephanie - Love the candids, Jasmine. And I am STILL sick after Vegas as well. I don't know what we all caught, but I know another photographer who was infected too. Craziness! Hope you had fun in Nashville. I love that city. And feel better!  03.09.12 - 9:02am
Kerri Helms - At The Fix in Atlanta, my uncle and I arrived a little late for the meet and greet, so there were no seats to be found, especially not two together. I was pretty bummed; my uncle has cancer and I was looking forward to spending time with him, pursuing a mutual hobby. JD appeared out of nowhere and asked if we needed help. I was little in awe of the famous JD, but I told him we were looking for two seats and he disappeared for a few minutes, but came back with two chair! He put them right in the 3rd row for us! JD, you're awesome! Thank you so much!  03.09.12 - 8:46am
Robert Hillis - Loved that post! I am in my PJs right now! Happy Birthday JD!  03.09.12 - 8:45am
Dawnn Marconi - Polo in pajamas!! I love it .. It's not about the clothes its all in the attitude ... You can rock pj's with the right attitude.. Will see you tonight in NYC .. Maybe I should wear my pjs !!  03.09.12 - 8:45am
Dani Almond - Polo is the softest & the sweetest. I met him on this little walk last night. I did notice your number on his tag! Don't' worry, I didn't take it :)  03.09.12 - 8:44am
Kerri Helms - In Atlanta, my uncle and I arrived late for the meet and greet, only about 10 minutes before the workshop actually began. Needless to say, there were NO seats to be found--especially not two seats together. My uncle was diagnosed with cancer last year and I was excited to spend some time with him pursuing a mutual hobby, so I was kind of bummed about the seating, but then JD appeared out of no where and asked if we needed some help. He went and got two more seats for us and put them way up front in the third row! I was so excited! Thank you, JD!  03.09.12 - 8:43am
Jessica - I practically LIVE in my pajama pants...well, comfy pants as my husband and I call them haha. I don't bother to change them if I have to run to the grocery store or the post office either. People look at me funny, but at least I'm comfortable :)  03.09.12 - 8:39am
Shannon Gray - I still am suffering the black lung vegas plague and love me some pajama pants...haha!!   03.09.12 - 8:32am
Gail - Those shots of JD are precious. And BOO to you still being sick!! :(   03.09.12 - 8:32am
Danielle McCann - Nashville loves you!  03.09.12 - 8:30am