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Monday, March 6, 2006

Hey everyone!!! It's my first time really getting on the internet since this vacation's started. It's been a hectic past few days. This post is probably going to end up being semi-long so I'll start with the important stuff now.


We pretty much spent our Wednesday on the plane to Orlando and then from Orlando we drove to Gainesville (where the actual wedding was taking place).


We went to the mall and toured a little in Gainesville with my uncle (he's the one who was getting married) and my two older cousins. We also had extra time so we watched our Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door DVD.


My older sisters, mom's cousin, and my mom's cousin's daughter (I hope you understand that) came to town from the airport in Tampa. We picked them up and since St. Pete (where I grew up and lived before we moved to Illinois) is only less than 30 minutes away, we went down there. While they all toured around, me and 2 of my sisters had to go get our hair done. It ended up looking worse than it did before. Well, now it looks worse. It didn't last more than that day xD
We met up with some family friends too. My mom's best friend has daughters around our ages and we hadn't seen them in 3 years so it was cool. They were going to the wedding too so we drove back to Gainesville with them. There was a pre-wedding dinner but we were late because the drive was so long. We showed up though and I got to meet some aunts and cousins.

Saturday/Wedding Day

It was such a hectic day. Our cars were late, the limo to pick up my aunts and mom never showed, we were still waiting for a ride until like 5 minutes before the wedding was supposed to start, but we still made it. At one point, we had to stop at a red light and rearrange the seatings in the car since one was almost empty while the other had people sitting in the trunk. A bunch of people were jumping out of cars and switching, it was crazy. The whole time I was just hoping that light didn't turn green XD
It was such a prettiful and expensive wedding. I have pictures on my camera, but since I don't have my USB cord, I'll upload them later. I'll show all vacation pictures when I get back home (we're not back yet. We're coming back Thursday night).
It was a mixture of Nigerian and American culture. They still did the bouquet and the garter which are American things, but added this one part where the groom dances with his mom and everyone gathers around and throws cash all over them ^^;; It was an interesting dance. There were lots of weird Nigerian dances. I feel so under-cultured. I can't even speak the language >_> I would go into more detail about the wedding, but I don't want to bore you guys.


We hung out with our cousins in the morning. My one younger cousin Blair is the cutest thing in the world. He's 7 and has this little stuttering problem, but it makes him even cuter. His older brother (he's 13) got all angry that Blair got all the attention, but it's hard to resist the cuteness ^^
After they all left, we went back to my now-married uncle's house and hung out with my mom's friends and the bride. One of my cousins stayed. He's so tall. He's like 6'7 which is pretty huge compared to my 5'6 XD He plays basketball (obviously since he's so tall) and we wanted to see how high he could jump. He jumped over me, which was pretty weird >_<
After we left we drove down to Orlando where we're going to be for the rest of the trip. We're staying in this awesome, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom hotel suite. It's huge for a hotel. There's so many activities to do just in the hotel. We might go back down to St. Pete one day. I'm not sure when. It's so hard imagining living in Florida after being gone so long. I lived here for most of my life, but for some reason, Illinois feels more like home.

Well, this post is long enough and I didn't even go into that much detail. I guess since it's 2 a.m., I'm not really in the mood to remember every little thing. If I forgot anything important I'll just add it in the post I make when I get back home. Laters

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Hey everyone. I just wanted to stop by and tell you guys that I'm going to be out of town for the next 9 days (March 1st to the 9th). I know it won't be much different than usual since I haven't been around in a couple weeks anyway XD

But yeah, my uncle's getting married in Florida so we get to go there for it. Then, my mom decided we should stay an extra few days and hang out at Universal Studios which will be cool. Too bad I won't have any contact rather than family for 9 days and I'm going to miss a lot of homework. It's 11:36 p.m. and I still haven't packed. I'm going to be in trouble when I finally decide to start at that >_>

Well, my past 2 days of this week have been uneventful. I've just been getting ready to leave pretty much. I guess I'll see you guys in 9 days!!!!!!!! *hugs and kisses* Miss me!! Well, try to miss me XP Laters

P.S. Happy birthday toTravis !!! He's exactly 10 days younger than me ^______^

Laters again

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

I haven't visited in forever. I'm such a bad friend on here lately XD I'll try tomorrow. I got to a few people today but I didn't get on until late so I didn't have that much time and even with speed-visiting, I couldn't get to everyone.

Since Wednesday, life has been busy. Not really interesting, just busy. I think the only day where I didn't have something to do this week was Monday. On Wednesday I had jazz band and then religion class. Then on Thursday I had science fair and extra saxophone lessons. On Friday I had jazz combo and we got our progress reports back. I got all A's except for one B in my history class. I guess that's good. I was too tired to even get on the computer when I got home. That's why I didn't post Friday night. Instead of getting, I watched the Mean Girls DVD my sister got me for my birthday. It was a good movie in my opinion.

Today I spent most of my day... I actually have no clue. It went by pretty fast without me doing much. I woke up late which was part of it. Then I just watched t.v. for a little bit. Since there's not much going on in the world of Vanessa, this is going to be a semi-short post.


P.S. I'm not sure if I'm still going to be changing my theme like I thought since I really have no inspiration on how I'd want my new theme to even look. I guess you guys will be stuck with this one! Laters again

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I really should be getting to sleep right now, but oh well. It's 11:30 p.m. over here, oops. I got distracted by this really awesome story.

Anyway, my first day back from our 3-day weekend was fair. We didn't really do much work luckily and didn't get any homework. Yesss. I had a band test today which I actually got a better grade on compared to most people. I have no clue why though since in my opinion a lot of people did better. Oh well, I'm not complaining about good grades ^^

Parris is getting a little too technical for me. I guess since last time we were "going out" (I don't know why I put it in quotation marks. I guess to me, middle school romances are kinda pointless) his friends and my friends said we didn't hang out enough so I guess he's trying to avoid that by making sure we hang out. He'll right me a note or something that's like "today I'm going to walk to the bus with you and before you get on, make sure to hug you" blah blah blah. It's kinda weird. All this stuff used to come so naturally, he's making it over-complicated XD

I finally got around to planning my party too. My friend Zack suggested a bowling party so I decided to go with that. We pay a certain amount per person and they take care of all the rest rather than the cake. Since it's so easy to plan, I might as well do it. I can't have my party until March 11th though because this weekend's too close and next weekend I'm going to be out of town. Oh well, as long as it works out. I might have to get my list down to 10 to 12 people since its $11 per head. I had it at 15 and it's going to be hard to cut down the list >_>

Well, I'm glad you guys are liking the theme. I put a lot of work into it getting it just how I wanted, but I think I'm going to change it by next Wednesday. That's when I'm going out of town and I want to leave you guys with a fresh theme. I'll see if I can.

It's almost 11:45 now so I'm going to go and get some sleep. Laters

P.S. I forgot to give Ryi a shout-out for the awesome birthday gift. Much thanks!
Check out the gift!

Laters again

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Hey, I know this post isn't as early as mine usually are, but MyOtaku was being stupid when I tried posting last night. Right now it's 11 a.m. for me.

Well, as you can see, new layout! I hope you like it. I was up realllllly late doing it. Let's just say that if I had school today then I would've been waking up in less than an hour later than when I finished working on my theme. Luckily it was still dark outside though XD

Anyway, if you couldn't tell, I have today off school. The teachers are having a workshop or something. Now I get to stay home and do homework! Yay >_>

The only interesting thing I did yesterday rather than working on my theme was I talked to Parris on AIM. He's always so lovey-dovey and I'm just like "yeah, uh huh". It's always a little awkward for me ^^;;

I'm going to go now since this post is already late. I just wanted to announce the theme change. Laters

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Well there's only a few minutes left of my birthday so I'm going to post while it's technically still here.

I would've posted last night but MyO wasn't working. I guess I can't really say my birthday was anything phenomenal. I woke up, got my presents (what I wanted, an iHome for my baby a.k.a my iPod mini. I also got some clothes from my older sister and some money from my mom), and watched t.v. for the rest of the afternoon. In the evening we went out to dinner. I got fajitas which were pretty yummy.

When we got home, I got on AIM and MSN and talked to some people. Then I visited everyone's sites and since then I've been working on my new theme which will be up later tonight.

The only thing about my birthday that especially sucked was that pretty much none of my friends even wished me a happy birthday. A couple did like Jiba and two people in my class who heard when they said birthdays on the school announcements. Even Parris didn't wish me happy birthday until I reminded him it was actually my birthday. It kinda sucks when no one except your family (which kinda has to remember) remembers your birthday.

I was going to have a party but my mom and older sisters keep on wanting to change the plans around which kinda sucks.

My little sisters are mad at me because they tried to make this mini-party with lights and music and stuff like we usually do for people's birthdays around here, but I'm not really into it. I'm not really in the best mood right now and I couldn't dance around and have fun if I tried. I showed up but I kinda just sat and watched them so they're mad I didn't party with them.

Anyway, on my last minute of my birthday, I'm going to end this post! Laters and take care!

[ Edit: 3:48 a.m. ]
Well, I thought I'd be getting my layout up tonight but it's almost 4 and I'm still working out the kinks. I ended up changing wallpapers and re-coding everything which set me a little behind. It's not going to be some extravagant Dany-fied theme (not that any of my themes have ever been), but it'll be good enough.

Well, I'm off to hit the hay finally! Laters

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Friday, February 17, 2006

I'm sorry for not posting. Either I was too tired to stay up until 11 p.m. to post or I knew that I was going to end up posting something so long that no one would want to read it. I might as well post it now. Sorry that this is going to be long, I'll try to make it as quick as I can XD

Well on Monday we had school off because of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Yay for Honest Abe! Around 4 p.m. I had to be at the Crowne Plaza hotel for this convention thing we had. It's for the honors' society at my school, called BETA club. Being 8th graders, we got to sleep over at the hotel for the convention. It was a lot of fun. I got to room with some of the most awesome gals on the Earth and got to hang with Parris a lot. Oh yeah, we're back together which I'll get to all those details later. He got me this cute little Valentine's gift, complete with the card, stuffed animal, rose, and chocolates. All the girls thought we were so "cute".
We almost got kicked out at like 2 a.m. because the tape on our door (they used it to make sure we didn't sneak out after curfew) wasn't intact. I'm not sure how it happened. First, we got locked out because we all forgot our keys inside and we all looked like idiots sitting in front of our door in pajamas waiting to get let back in. I think after they finally unlocked the door, I cracked it open to reclose it because it wasn't completely shut and the tape kinda slipped. I heard it untape, but I didn't think it came off completely. Luckily she believed we weren't trying to sneak out and let us stay.
I ended up just talking on the phone all night and getting 2 hours of sleep.

Tuesday we finished up the convention and just went home and did our homework. Even though it ended before school did, we got to go straight home.

The whole Parris thing is confusing me. All of yesterday I didn't even feel like seeing him since I spent so much time with him at the convention. I kinda felt like I was having a Parris overload. It helped me realize that my first feelings had been right, me and Parris aren't meant to be together. Friends was just fine with me and it was actually more fun and less awkward than going out. I was talking to my friend Zack today and he asked me why I'm going out with Parris if I don't "like" him (as in have a crush on him).
I really don't think that having a "crush" on someone is a good idea to go out with them. Just because I think someone's cute doesn't mean I want to go out with them. That's what a crush is in my opinion, but I don't even like Parris as in the boyfriend kind of way. I see him as one of my best friends and it sucks because he likes me a lot. All my friends think we're so cute because he adores me so much, but I feel bad because I don't feel the same way. The BETA convention and Zack helped me realize that. It's not like I can break up with him now though. We've only been going out for a week and it'd make it seem like I was going out with him just for the Valentine's gifts or something because of the timing. I feel really bad about leading him on and the only thing that'll make this bad feeling going away is doing something that'll make me feel worse... breaking up with him again.
For some reason, I keep on thinking of a little comment that lordsesshomaru gave me a while back. "People break up for a reason" and I guess I forgot that reason when I said yes.

I don't want to jump to conclusions and break up with him right away so I'm going to wait and see how I feel after a few days. I hope I become less confuzzled >_<


P.S. I made this Valentine's card on Monday but never got to post it up! Happy Late Love Day!!

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Laters again! I hope you had a good week ^___^

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

I didn't post yesterday because... I actually don't know why. I had stuff to post about but I was just too lazy to type it all out I guess.

Anyway, Friday was the big Valentine's Dance! W00t! Actually it wasn't technically "big" since barely anyone even showed. The only reason I went was because after jazz combo which I had on Friday, Parris said that even if none of our friends showed up we'd just hang out together.
Well I did go even though I hadn't expected to. A bunch of my friends went to dinner instead, but it ended up that they were going at 5:30, but I didn't get home from jazz practice until almost 5 so I didn't have enough time to ask my mom and get there. I knew my mom would be mad if I asked so close to when I would have to be there so I didn't even bother. I just went to the dance instead and even though my mom knew about that weeks in advance she still complained about taking us. I can only imagine if I had gone to dinner only 30 minutes in advance XD

The dance was awesome! I guess by agreeing to hang out with Parris, I agreed to dance with him during the slow dances too. Everyone was all "aww, how cute" because we used to go out and all that. I guess they thought we were back together. Even though less of my friends were there this dance, I had more fun because I actually danced. When you're with Parris who is constantly dancing around about something, you can't help but get your groove on a little bit ^___^

Ummm... after it was done I came home, talked on the phone with Parris, watched a little of the Olympics, watched some random t.v., and went to sleep. That was my interesting night.

I'm not even going to post about today since I pretty much spent it sitting in front of the t.v. and doing nothing else at all. Lazy lazy me XP

Well, happy anniversary to the lovely, wonderful, amazing, and plain awesome Shadowlight! I love that girl ^^

Hope you guys are having a good weekend! Laters

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Friday, February 10, 2006

Hey hey hey! Vanessa's back. It's not that I was too busy to post, but I usually post at night and this is the first time this week that I was actually on the computer after 11 p.m. Let me fill you on my week.

Monday and Tuesday were boring. I don't even remember what we did ^^;; I'm guessing that means they were uneventful.

In November we took this Explore Test that was supposed to determine what we should plan to do in our future, like high school and college plans and also what career we should pick. I got creative/performing arts (movie director, writer, and other jobs like that. I also got random stuff like education and health care. I don't think I'd be able to survive surrounded by sick people in medical or little kids in education though ^^;;). I did ok in my test scores even though most people did waaaay better. Oh well, I'm satisfied.

After school I had jazz band. Since we were "talking" so much, Mr. Keys decided to make us leave jazz for that day midway through it. Since we couldn't go home until the buses came, we had to stay in the band room and hang. After Mr. Keys got out of angry bitch mode, he started showing us stuff on his computer that were really freaky. It was like digitally made pictures and stupidvideos.com stuff. There was this one pic called "Male Bonding". By the name you should be able to tell it's weird. It was these guys in spandex and thongs with Mr. Keys' face digitally put in. At least I hope it wasn't real XD
While we were watching it, all the guys kept on pushing Parris all close to me. We were listening to random 70s songs and Parris was being Parris and dancing around and the guys all pushed him over to dance with me ^^;; It was interesting. Then they made him put his arm around me which I guess is normal even though we're broken up.
When we finally went outside to wait for the buses all these people that are friends with Parris kept on asking if me and him went out. We kept on saying no but they wouldn't stop asking so we just started saying yes after a while. I think people think we're going out now. Oops XP

We made up soap operas about science today in science class. We had a section on waves. Yeah, we named ours "Waves of our Lives",got voted the best in the class, and won homework passes. Yeah, you can never go wrong with cheaters and Hermaphordites :P

These random kids in my grade keep on trying to hook me up with their friend named Christian. I have no clue who he is. They just come up to me in the halls and are like "Christian wants to go out with you and thinks you're so hott" and all this stuff. All I can say back to them is "Who's Christian?!" I guess with the Valentine's dance tomorrow they're trying to hook him up. I don't think I'm going to go. I might, but I'm thinking of a girls' night out to the movies instead. I guess we'll see!

Long post and sorry for not getting around too greatly lately. I'm doing better than last week at least! Well, hope you're having a good week and have a good Friday!! Laters

P.S. Yay! You guys are liking the theme. Thanks muches for the compliments ^_______^

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Saturday, February 4, 2006

Vanessa shows her face after 3 days of not only not posting, but not visiting! But at least I bring a new theme! Sorry to those it doesn't work for. Yeah, I realized not all internet browsers support my themes perfectly, but I can't really find a way to make it do that. I have Mozilla and I know my themes look like crap on it so you don't have to remind me ^^;; I'll try to catch up on guestbook signings and private messages right after I post. Don't think I forgot ya!

Anyways, tell me what you think of the theme. I found this wallpaper, instantly loved it, realized that it was also Valentine's month and this wallpaper was Valentines-ish so I decided to put it up. I wanted to make it good because it's going to be up during my birthday as well which I am very excited for. I'm hinting at my mom to get me one of those iHome thingies for my baby a.k.a my iPod mini.

Well, this week has been busy. This has been my first time really getting on the computer rather than to print out science fair stuff since Tuesday. I finished all the writing portion of that on Wednesday after jazz band/religion class. I had no zeal to do it that day because of stuff... I might as well tell you. After jazz band, me and a bunch of the jazz guys usually hang out until the buses leave. Wednesday, we were chilling and then here comes Emily (girl that I guess Parris likes in my grade) who for some reason is all over Parris. Even though we've been broken up, I hate seeing him with other girls. They were physically closer than even I'd ever been with him after we went out for 7 months >_> It kinda sucked.

Thursday I got home from school, put the final touches on my science fair written stuff, went to a jazz band performance (we were playing at an orientation for the incoming 5th graders next year), got home and did my science fair poster board until 11:30 when I finally got to sleep. w00t! Fun-filled afternoon I know! My life is so exciting! At least science fair is over for the rest of my life!! That project is always so stressful >_<

Ummm... Friday was another busy day. When school ended, I had jazz combo which is like the advanced jazz band. It was fun. Let's just say that Parris is one of the funniest people alive so I was laughing the whole time instead of actually playing. Afterwards, we hung out, Emily-free this time. It was awesome as usual.
After the long busride, I got home, fell asleep watching t.v., and woke up just in time to get to the trivia night thingy at our school. I didn't really want to sign up but my friends put me in one of their trivia groups so I kinda had to go. At least I got in free, for some reason, the person who was supposed to get the money never asked me for any ^^;;
Well, trivia night was pretty lame. My friends all switched tables around and put all of them in one table and just stuck their semi-ok good friends in another table. It's not that I didn't like the people in my table, it's just that it was obvious that Sophie (girl who organized tables) put all of her best friends with her. Oh well, Sophie's not my best friend either so I'm not surprised she didn't put me in her table.

Oh yeah, the funniest thing happened while we were there though. One of my friend's little brother was there and we told him that Gabby (slutty girl that I think every other girl in the school hates) secretly had a penis. He seriously went over to her and asked her if she did. It was pretty hillarious.

Rather than little jokes like that, it was kinda boring. I feel kinda bad though. I have this friend Jim that all my friends think is a big freak. He's not at all. Somehow, I carry on an interesting 30-minute conversation with him on whenever we ride the activity bus together. He came up to me at trivia night and I kinda didn't say much back since my friends weren't hiding that they hate him. I was gonna talk to him later, but he left early. Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait until Monday.

This post is really long. Sorry. I'll be happy even if you just read half ^^;; Much love! Comment on the theme! Laters

P.S. Shout-out to my friend both on and offline, Najibah who turned 14 on Thursday!! Happy Birthday!

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