07.25.08 Personal

Jimmy and Me

sang loudly. In the emptiness of my car. With no one to tell me to hush. If you like pina coladas…and gettin’ caught in the rain… There’s no one quite like Jimmy Buffet to make my lonely heart sing.

JD’s been out of town for the past few days and I kinda, sorta miss him telling, asking, begging me to stop singing. I think I’m the next American Idol contender, but he thinks I’d get kicked out of a karaoke joint any night of the week. Whatever. I continue to sing loudly because singing makes me happy. Lighter. When things are swirling madly around my heart and mind, melodies bring me back home.

When JD arrived home today, I immediately started singing, Do yoooooooou like pina coladas…and gettttttttin’ caught in the rain… the minute he walked in. Before his bags hit the floor, he was rolling his eyes. But I don’t care. Because singing makes me happy.

And singing is so much less annoying than rubbing your spouse’s face in your armpit. Yes. Oh, yes. Because in case you’re wondering, that’s exactly what JD did to me last week after I sang him a song about how fresh he smelled after a late-night run.

It’s nice to know the romance takes on different shapes after a while. The shape of a c-sharp gone bad. The shape of girl trying to free herself from a warm armpit. And the shape of two people loving each other in spite of it all.

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Lan Bui - .........  08.07.08 - 8:33am
Kathy - Love that song too.....but hate to tell you Jimmy doesn't sing it. Is sung by Rupert Holmes.   07.30.08 - 1:46pm
Jeff, La Vida Creations - I see that my beautiful wife just beat me to this post! :) Ya know, our first dance at our wedding was "Knees of My Heart" by Jimmy Buffett. We'll be attending our 18th Buffett concert in October. You say "fanatic", I say "devoted Parrothead". Come have a margarita with us sometime in SD Jasmine! We'll sing some tunes loudly with ya! ;)  07.29.08 - 9:29am
Betsy, La Vida Creations - Jasmine, this post made us love you even more (if that's possible...)! We're such huge parrotheads and totally relate to the "taking you away from it all" mentality. Yeah, Buffett! Just downloaded some Buffett songs for the Rockband to test our skills ;-) Fins up!  07.28.08 - 11:28pm
Robin Dini - ah jasmine. i can always count on reading your blog in the morning for a quick pick-me-up. You're too freakin' funny.  07.28.08 - 6:38am
Cathy and David - Aw. :) You made Cathy cry happiness, and made me all happy too. :-D Good story! When can we expect your first book? -David.  07.28.08 - 4:34am
Natarasha N. Wright - This is so had me laughing all the way through the Sing it girl...SING!  07.27.08 - 6:22am
Rachel Brooke - Yes, you're last few sentences say it all...the shape of love is not always glamorous but that's what makes it so real.  07.26.08 - 8:44pm
Michelle- - Hi, I stumbled upon this website and love it! Would you mind telling me the "Add a Comment" plug-in you used. I can't seem to find it on wordpress. Thanks! Love your work!  07.26.08 - 8:15pm
Jamie - Hey girl! I did a shoot today at The Woodlands Market St and guess what? There is a lululemon there! AAAAAAAAAHHHHH! See you soon!  07.26.08 - 5:25pm
kimberlee - you are way too cute. :)  07.26.08 - 5:12pm
Zaida Rios - I love singing aloud, too. Of course, when noone is around. Sorry to call you out, but as a Florida girl I've got to tell ya that this isn't a Jimmy Buffet tune, though. :)   07.26.08 - 1:58pm
Ashley - I love it! Now THAT'S what romance and love is all about. And no one can tell it in a short synopsis like you can.   07.26.08 - 11:17am
stacy cross - girl- you are so silly and so fun! Glad to know I'm not alone in this world!!  07.26.08 - 10:45am
Chatti - haha...i love this entry. i burst out singing all the time! it's so good!  07.26.08 - 10:18am
Carrie McCluskey - Awww, that is sick! lol in a good way.   07.26.08 - 8:57am
Tracy Grant - Your entries usually lighten my mood and this one is no different. Thank you :>)  07.26.08 - 6:58am
deB perry - sing away sistah...sing away! ;-)  07.26.08 - 6:42am
christina LeMarr - *sigh* Nothing says lovin like an arm pit to the face...yup...hub's done that one to me too....I'm still plotting my revenge ;)  07.26.08 - 6:29am
Christine Meintjes - you have to see Mama mia...I almost started singing in the movie! Love the songs...  07.26.08 - 5:04am
FRED EGAN - I play air drums in the car to make me happy. Drivers next to me at red lights tell me to stop...but I don't listen...I just keep drummin'  07.26.08 - 2:40am
Holli True - I love this- because I know exactly what you mean! The little things that kinda make you crazy- but would really make you crazy if they stopped happening. :) My hubby and I are about to celebrate 9 yrs of marriage- I can tell you- each year only gets better! :)  07.26.08 - 12:21am
Matthew Saville - Sweeeeeet Carolina, bum bum bum! ...Oh wait nevermind...  07.25.08 - 11:28pm
Sherry - Although I'm a fan of your photography, I enjoy the way you share your personality as well. This post just really put a smile on my face. My hubby and I have little things just between the two of us...which make no sense to anyone else...but they are our special love moments! And I think "love moments" are the best! :)  07.25.08 - 11:26pm
annajoy - so cute. i love your random posts about your life almost as much as your awesome photo posts :)  07.25.08 - 10:55pm
Jane Chung - During the summer when Kevin has to leave for work and I get to stay in bed all day, I like to send him off with, "Think of me ... think of me fondly ... never say goodbye ..." in my best Phantom voice. He rolls his eyes at me just like JD does at you! Men. =)  07.25.08 - 10:15pm
Jasmine* - Ha! Yes, I KNOW Holmes sang this song, but the one I was singing to was a remake by Jimmy Buffet...which can be found on his greatest hits record. Strangely enough, a Los Angeles radio station was playing it this morning on my way to the's definitely Eye of the Tiger, but it sure put me in a good mood! :)  07.25.08 - 9:29pm
Ken Burg - Melissa beat me to it. It's Rupert Holmes doing the song... but that doesn't mean Jimmy isn't great :)  07.25.08 - 9:20pm
Ashley Brockinton - This sounds like me and my husband but you would just have to throw in a 2 year old in a tutu and plastic high heels dancing to my bad singing.  07.25.08 - 9:07pm
deb - i'm so glad someone else said it already. because i thought i was going to show my age by saying, "oh...hon...that's not a jimmy buffett song." ;-) but the song is fun. and so is being a parrot-head. and so is your story...arm-pits and all. ;-) all the best! deb  07.25.08 - 8:49pm
Lindsay P - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that uses my car as the setting for my own personal rock concert :o)   07.25.08 - 8:15pm
Christine Farah - LOL One word Ew! It's true love comes in all forms. :)  07.25.08 - 7:50pm - it's fun that'll you have these memories marked down in the blogosphere for you to hold onto in years to come ... sweaty pits and all!  07.25.08 - 6:20pm
Clare Day - Yeah I sing all the time too :) usually about totally random things like my shoes being tight, or the dishes needing to be done :D You are my hero Jas!  07.25.08 - 6:07pm
Val McCormick Photography - Yeah, I would rather listen to someone singing than get my face to an armpit, lol. How funny it is than when we are in a car we can let go and just belt out any ol' tune.:-) I totally hear someone singing now (I live near the beach and there is always karaoke and music). BTW, now I have that song in my head, If you like piña coladas...  07.25.08 - 5:48pm
Wayne Toshikazu - This post totally grossed me out. LOL. But it's still good all the same. Keep on rockin'! :-)  07.25.08 - 5:20pm
kerri mcconnell - haha! my husband and JD one in the same... i thought Rick was the only person who did that... *sigh* :)  07.25.08 - 5:08pm
cassandra m - How funny...I can totally see you singing so loudly. You should make a video for American Idol and post on your blog here. We could all vote for you...ha.ha. Have a great weekend!  07.25.08 - 5:07pm
Melissa McClure - Jimmy Buffet rocks. I'm going to see him in October in San Diego! So does Rupert Holmes (Who sings the Pina Colada song) :)  07.25.08 - 5:04pm
Camillle - How make my Friday a happy one!  07.25.08 - 4:59pm
WeezerMonkey - I love singing loudly (and badly), too. And I also love my husband as much as you love yours, it seems. :)  07.25.08 - 4:58pm