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Saturday, 24 July 2004

Last Post on this blog

Days Gone By

A creme de la creme round-up of one's best posts from the previous year. The ones that I really enjoyed writing!

January 2004
What font?
Portrait Under Lock
Cathartic, Bleak, Volatile
September 2003
Do I Know You?
God takes the Central Line
Fractured Femur
February 2004
Urban Burbs #3
Continuing Dull Diary
My 302nd entry
Brave New World
December 2003
Fucked #1
Fucked #8
Fucked #10
Tea at the Ritz
July 2003 My Head Doesn?t Hurt
October 2003
Drinks Menu
Sixty Things
Why The Big Read Sucks
March 2004
Blue Paint
& Prejudice
True Love
Mrs Opposite
Sub Text
November 2003
London Fog
Ignis Fatuus
How to Be a Cat
Cancel Christmas
April 2004
Catalogue of Idiocy
She Wants My Hot Beef
Not Anything Good
Turn Off TV Week
July 2004
Appalling People in London
Donald Sutherland?s Hair
Demonic Possession
La La Laaaaaa
Blogs Once Blo?ted
May 2004
Death in the Family
Posh Voice
You Doan? Know Me
Whisper I broke the blog
June 2004
How to do a Date
Self Medicate
Rising Action
August 2003
Busy Busy Busy
48 Hours
Details, Details

It's a blog, dammit - narcissism is endemic to the genre.

Dammit, I can't make this look right as a table.

I give up! (see what I did, there?)

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Updated: Saturday, 24 July 2004 5:34 PM BST
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Saturday, 24 July 2004 - 5:43 PM BST

Name: billy
Home Page: long and thanks for all the fish...

with love,

Saturday, 24 July 2004 - 8:15 PM BST

Name: Terry
Home Page:

Ta ta then.

Saturday, 24 July 2004 - 8:24 PM BST

Name: lemonpillows
Home Page:

*sniffle* noooooooooooooo.... What am I going to do with no Vanessa to read every day ??? I know I've been slack the last few days.. but I've just read it all and caught up.. *sniffle* I feel like blogging has no purpose any more.. Not without Vanessa.. Waaaaaaaah... *sniffle*

Ok.. well.. thanks for inspiring me, making me think, informing me about stuff I had no idea about, letting us all into your life..

You will be missed terribly


Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 9:32 AM BST

Name: looby

This is a sad day. What are you going to do with all the time? I've really enjoyed reading it and I hope you might come back some time.

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 11:49 AM BST

Name: JonnyB
Home Page:

So long, and wishing you a fruitful and happy retirement.

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 3:53 PM BST

Name: Vanessa

Drama queen. ;P

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 3:54 PM BST

Name: Vanessa

Oh come on, it's not like I don't e-mail you every few days anyway! :)

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 8:01 PM BST

Name: Creepy Lesbo
Home Page: http://creepylesbo.blogspot,com

So you're going and we don't even get to see what you look like? I feel robbed. And every other bugger got your mobile number except me. How is that fair?

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 9:06 PM BST

Name: Smacked Face
Home Page:

I know what she looks like. A certain Ms Vanilla made herself known to me last night at our King's Cross shindig - nice to see the shameless self-promotion on the blog paid off some dividends... ;) Lovely to meet you, darling! And so long.

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 9:54 PM BST

Name: Vanessa

My pic's always been on this site! Just remove '/blog' from the URL....

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 9:57 PM BST

Name: Vanessa

Lol, just before I was forcibly manhandled from the premises for climbing on the roof! Was a masterpiece of organisation, and I apologise for coming up to you with the words 'smacked.... face?'

Sunday, 25 July 2004 - 10:17 PM BST

Name: cacoa

A belated happy birthday, and so long x

Monday, 26 July 2004 - 5:55 AM BST

Name: Vicky
Home Page:

Aww nooooo :o(

Hope you return soon in some guise or another

Take care x

Monday, 26 July 2004 - 6:57 AM BST

Name: Sarah
Home Page:

Thanks and stuff. Will miss coming here. See you on the outside. :)

Monday, 26 July 2004 - 9:00 AM BST

Name: Gary
Home Page:

*sigh* Another good blog goes. Take care, have fun and come back! :)

Monday, 26 July 2004 - 10:02 PM BST

Name: Francesca
Home Page:

Bloody, bloody.

I go on holiday and come back to this.

What will I do without my daily dose of Vanessa ? :(

Oh, well. You threatened to do this and now you are.

Good luck, girl. Take care, and be good (or if bad, very bad).

Tuesday, 27 July 2004 - 11:28 AM BST

Name: bandhag
Home Page:

I've really enjoyed your writing, Vanessa. Thank you. Be good to yerself. And come back soon!


Tuesday, 27 July 2004 - 5:43 PM BST

Name: fridgemagnet
Home Page:


Tuesday, 27 July 2004 - 7:24 PM BST

Name: silveretta
Home Page:

Where are you going? I only found this blog last Thursday and now it's over? It's like wandering a desert, finding a well and then watching someone pull the plug. And wells don't even have plugs.

Tuesday, 27 July 2004 - 11:20 PM BST

Name: fridgemagnet
Home Page:

Oh, and none of your other blogs that I know about have RSS feeds (that I can find)... sort it out mate.

Wednesday, 28 July 2004 - 12:04 AM BST

Name: Vanessa

didn't go anywhere, Silveretta, I'm just trying not to blog!

Wednesday, 28 July 2004 - 12:35 AM BST

Name: Vanessa

I tried the feedburner link I emailed you about. Try this URL -
Then add the name of the blog to the end of the URL - capitalise words, no spaces.

Or use your Bloglines! That reads the Atom feeds already on there.

Thursday, 29 July 2004 - 2:23 PM BST

Name: Nursie
Home Page:

Oh my. I get sick and you leave? How unfair. Oh well, been a good run, sweetie. Hope everything is cool with you. Thank you for letting me read your thoughts, they always seemed to clarify mine.

Thursday, 29 July 2004 - 10:49 PM BST

Name: Saltation
Home Page:

don't you mean girlse?

Thursday, 29 July 2004 - 11:06 PM BST

Name: Hey sexy
Home Page:

I've been trying for a while to find a way of expressing shortly, sharply, and neatly, the combined Sars.Vanessa's loathing and loving of this blog with her loving hungering yet cautious audience.

I realised today I think this is it.
With Gusto's final sign-off. Same sense of irony-with-teethgrittedjoy as Vanessa.

So there's a waste of a year. Stay tuned for possible updates on future distractions, thanks.

-Tim Dennis

  -- Very Important Things

Maybe she should place this as the blog-top tombstone on this bloghomepage.

Same sentiment. Same loss.

Thursday, 29 July 2004 - 11:22 PM BST

Name: Sal T. Acious
Home Page: http://ignore him

why did i say "her" and "she"?
i really don't know where my head is sometimes.

hi vanessa. how are you? i am fine. i hope your blog is fine. even if it's dead. for at least a while. or at least in this form. my mum says it dead. what would she no? she am an bitch. i hope it is fine. we all liked it, you should tell it so. mr.alfredson in the corner shop says hi. that black man on the corner that you kissed but never slept with says ho. that idiot saltation said to say yo but he am an idjit so hey.

we all say hi.
                              and bye.

with regret.


Saturday, 31 July 2004 - 5:35 AM BST

Name: christy
Home Page:

What??!!! You mean you won't be writing anymore?

Monday, 2 August 2004 - 12:42 PM BST

Name: Creepy Lesbo
Home Page:

OK. Bored now. *swings legs under table* I'll scream and scream and scream until I'm sick if you don't come back.

Monday, 2 August 2004 - 7:10 PM BST

Name: Kat
Home Page:

So you're just taking a break? I just got back from vacation myself and saw your post title and thought, "What the hell?"

Thursday, 5 August 2004 - 2:16 PM BST

Name: mike
Home Page:

Well, we can't say we weren't warned, can we?

All the best for the future, Vanessa.

Friday, 6 August 2004 - 5:39 AM BST

Name: chrysalis

soooooooo........the way I see it, you have followed through on your goal of ending this blog. Can you not start a new one now? ;)

And if/when you do.....don't forget about the little people.

I am betting that you have left a void in many a person's workday.......not just mine!


Friday, 6 August 2004 - 7:09 AM BST

Name: donna
Home Page:

Life's like that, innit.

Bye Vanessa. Thanks for it all.

Sunday, 8 August 2004 - 3:03 AM BST

Name: Saltation
Home Page:

Trevor <-> Vanessa

StrongBad looks back on a life of joy, times shared, heartfelt moments

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 4:16 PM BST

Name: Rev
Home Page:

So, yeah... I'm still waiting for you to give up on this "I'm trying not to blog" phase. You are addicted to this. I know it. I have faith in it. It's the driving force that keeps me coming back here day in and day out as I await updates on your life, thoughts, and flatulence... ok, maybe not so much on the flatulence... but I have faith you will be back.
Now, uhm.... yeah... back yet?
Huh... right then.

Monday, 16 August 2004 - 2:08 PM BST

Name: Madame Finistere
Home Page:

It was a pleasure to read you!

Friday, 20 August 2004 - 1:41 AM BST

Name: Sara

You still haven't replied to me after leaving that e-mail on my mother's website. You'd think that after having my mum die of a brain haemorrhage I'd have some perspective about people's casual insensitivities/rudeness. But no, it's just more salt in the wound.

JUST FOR CLARIFICATION. Not the fact that you left the message on Mum's site in the first place(remember? 'what no blogs, pull your finger out' posted four months after she'd died and posted as a response to her entry dated the day before she had the haemorrhage ('I have a massive headache and I'm going to bed'), that's hardly your fault is it - BUT THE FACT THAT YOU DIDN'T REPLY TO MY E-MAIL ASKING FOR SOME HELPFUL INFOP ABOUT BLOGGING ( NEEDED IN THE EVENT OF DEALING WITH MUM'S PRIVATE AFFAIRS AFTER HER SUDDEN DEATH) AND EVEN WIPED MY COMMUNICATION FROM YOUR WEBSITE. That's what rankles. Hardly a document of truth then is it. Selective, MMMM?



Thursday, 2 September 2004 - 4:39 PM BST

Name: harBRINGER
Home Page:

You want EVERYTHING in Heaven, right? and SummoreSquared? GIGANTIC roller-coaster-rides; skiing in shorts; skydiving without a parachute; warmth, passion, friends... ?? However, we FIRST need to repent to BE Upstairs when this brief candle of earthly life flickers-out.

Tuesday, 2 November 2004 - 8:13 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

What email? What are you talking about? I'm not fucking psychic. How am I supposed to know why someone isn't blogging? How am I supposed to receive e-mail on a dead e-mail account that was pulled while I was offline? Weirdness.

You want to try again, try the email address I've quoted here. Or, preferably, by now, I hope you've actually gotten some help from someone not via the internet. Best wishes.

Monday, 29 November 2004 - 7:25 PM GMT

Name: Vanessa

I have a handy pen sized Mag Lite Torch, though. But thanks for sharing.

Saturday, 9 April 2005 - 2:44 PM BST

Name: Matthias
Home Page:

It really was/is a great Blog!
Take care.

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes


Sunday, 24 July 2005 - 6:38 AM BST

Name: Pauly D
Home Page:

Hey Vanessa! It's been a year or so but just wanted to say hey again and reconnect.

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