Vanessa is…

 

The utterly glorious Mister Peace tagged me inadvertantly with his “google images” meme.

 

What is this, you ask?

 

Here are the rules:

1) Go to http://www.Google.com

2) Click on Google images

3) Type in your name and search

4) Repost (w/ a link) the picture of the oddest, craziest, strangest, coolest, oldest, etc. person that shares your name. Post multiples if you find a few you like. (See Below)

5) Pass it on to at least 5 other people.

 

As is my way, I don’t do tags by halves. I find them oddly inspiring. Probably because it’s a chance to wax lyrical about myself to my heart’s content.

So, here we have it.

I’ve always liked my name. Nay, loved my name. Not many people say that about their own name… but I suppose I can credit my parents for having immaculate taste. Mind you, I was almost called Miranda, which is also a lovely name, but my grandmother protested loudly, and I became Vanessa.

I have been told most often throughout my life, is that my name means, “butterfly”.

So, it’s quite understandable that for a long time, I believed that I was some kind of enigmatic butterfly, until I discovered that the name Vanessa, is just the name for a genus of butterly, like these:

I am all of these butterflys, and if that means that my name “means” butterfly, how could I complain? Butterflys are the epitome of delicacy and beauty…

Of course, that also makes me pupa and caterpillar, which strangely thrills me just as much, if not more…

I delved further.

 

Apparently, I am also shoes, which would please me no end if I had a shoe fetish, but then again maybe not, because you’ve got to admit, they’re not very spectaclar shoes…

 

It turns out, I am also a doll. A hot doll, no less. I am ever so pleased.

 

And some beautiful blooms. I can’t think of prettier flowers to carry my name….

 

 

This painting is called “Vanessa”, by Guy Morand. Does this make me his muse by default…?

 

I am also fluffy white cats. Only. No other colour need apply. Apparently.

 

Hey, I’m a computerised chess game! Which is pretty cool. I haven’t played chess since before my grandfather died when I was 9. Nobody has agreed to played with me since. I can’t help but wonder if there is a reason for that…?

 

Girlfriend! I’m a drag queen. Fabulous, darling! (you know it had to be a big photo with that outfit…)

 

And, as is the contrary nature of my being, I am also a strange piece of machinery related to the rotary process, whatever that is….

 

 

A somewhat groovy chair? It works for me. I do work with furniture, after all…

 

I am also Johnny Depp’s gorgeous, French pseudo ex-popstar girlfriend/partner/wife. Go, me!

 

And facial cleanser. I wonder if I could snag an endorsement?

 

 

Ships. Can you believe that all these ships are called “Vanessa”? Me neither. I like it. I love ships. And boats. Water is my element, all over. I dig it.

 

 

 

This one pleases me more than most. I love aeroplanes. A biplane called “Vanessa”. How many people can boast that? I wonder who inspired it?

 

 

But, I think above all, I will always remain a pygmy goat.

 

What is in your name?

 

(Don’t) Follow the rules, people… ;)

 

Tag yourself.

 

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. modobs said,

    September 1, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Your name gives inspiration to a lot of people, Vanessa ;) A plane? A boat? A goat? A strange machinery ? Geez…
    But at least, you share the same first name than Johnny Depp’ s wife, and that’s priceless :D She’s indeed beautiful.
    Argh, this mean I’m tagged again ? Damned!

  2. D. Peace said,

    September 1, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    modobs is right. The name Vanessa is so cool it has inspired people from all walks of life… from artists to botanists to the occasional goat farmer.

    The butterflies are beautiful, as are the flowers… you should be really pleased. :)

    And that doll is oddly attractive. I’m guessing the Vanessa doll was Barbie’s jealousy-inducing friend that one-upped Barbie and Skipper by being sexier and cooler. Am I far off?

    I’m not surprised that models, cats, and paintings are named Vanessa. What really threw me were the ships, industrialized machinery, and computer chess programs. You would expect things like that to have names like “Model 3452-18B” instead of “Vanessa” by hey, that’s how it goes.

    All in all, that’s a good lot, though. :) Your name is associated with a lot of great things. Thumb up.

  3. Vanessa said,

    September 1, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    mobos – muahaha, I knew you’d take this on! Hehe. Go for it. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. You always do a great job with tags :)

    Yeah, I could do worse than Vanessa Paradis… ;)

    D – Ah, you are too kind…. I do love the butterflies and flowers…. and I know what you mean about the doll. I got lucky there. I should get me one of them… ;)

    All the industrial stuff did my head in, but I am strangely thrilled. I love ships and aeroplanes, so I think it’s really cool.

    I’m glad you didn’t tag me. Feel free to not tag me anytime you like… ;)

    By the way, I’m pretty sure that is actually a breed of goat called Vanessa… not the goats name…but I could be wrong…

  4. D. Peace said,

    September 2, 2007 at 12:29 am

    You’ll be the first person I tag the next meme that rolls around, I swear. ;)

    I tagged a few people the last time (the “desert island crush” one I got from you) but I didn’t the time before, because I don’t know if it’s more of a joy or a chore to get picked for these things.

    This time, I decided to split the difference and give an “open tag”…in other words, anyone who wants it can tag themselves. Bad move? I do try to be a people-pleaser.

    And I’m still pondering over that machine, though. You know how golfers name their clubs and fishermen name their boats? Maybe there are machinists that give their equipment women’s names. “This is my drill-press Amanda and my rotary saw Heather and my metal-lathe Catherine…”

    It’s crazy, but it could happen.

  5. September 2, 2007 at 9:05 am

    […] 2, 2007 in miscellaneous, wacky, women, humor, life, blogging There’s another meme circulating right now on the blogosphere, and Vanessa got me into this (thanks a lot, my dear). […]

  6. Vanessa said,

    September 2, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    D – I was kidding, you silly, sweet man…

    You know… Thanks for not tagging me, when you didn’t tag anyone? :P Note, I didn’t tag anyone specific either? ;)

    Oh, and… I have bred a new breed of pygmy goat! I shall call it… Vanessa! Now every pygmy goat with a nice, fuzzy black coat, shall be called thus. Brilliant. Machinery and goats make me happy….

    • Ed said,

      September 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      Sometimes you have to tag them befor they get away any you spend the rest of your life searching for them because they have the biggest place in your heart waiting for them to fill it…

  7. D. Peace said,

    September 2, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    :P :P :P Personally, I like the idea of an open tag… I hope it catches on.

    And I like your goat, as well. Long live the Vanessa goat. When Vanessa wool sweaters are all the rage, the world will thank you.

  8. Jules said,

    September 3, 2007 at 2:49 am

    I’ve always liked the name Vanessa. I had no idea it meant butterfly, or anything else for that matter, until I met you though….

    Nice butterflies! Not too keen on those shoes I have to say…
    I wish I looked like that doll… I’ve always loved the name Vanessa Paradis. I would love to have that name…. She is also a French singer, which makes it even more alluring.

    I googled my name and came up with some geeky girl who died of cancer, some rather lovely snowscapes, a puppy school instructor, a Mcmansion named after me, and an anniversary clock. Hardly inspiring, heh….

  9. Jules said,

    September 3, 2007 at 2:50 am

    I’ve always liked the name Vanessa. I had no idea it meant butterfly, or anything else for that matter, until I met you though….

    Nice butterflies! Not too keen on those shoes I have to say…
    I wish I looked like that doll… I’ve always loved the name Vanessa Paradis. I would love to have that name…. She is also a French singer, which makes it even more alluring.

    I googled my name and came up with some geeky girl who died of cancer, some rather lovely snowscapes, a puppy school instructor, a Mcmansion named after me, and an anniversary clock. Hardly inspiring, heh….

  10. Vanessa said,

    September 3, 2007 at 3:32 am

    Hey! I thought you were lost to the ether, my love… Ahh, it gladdens my heart to see you *smooches*

    The butterflies aren’t bad, are they? I was hoping for some fabulous, brightly coloured ones with blue in them and trailing wings, but you gotta be happy with that.

    The first pair of shoes are dancesport shoes, the rest are just plain ugly. It’s ok though, at least they’re not ugly handbags ;)

    Ahh, and we love our french singers, don’t we? :D It is a lovely and exotic name, indeed…

    You’ve got a McMansion!! I am eternally jealous. Wanna swap for a chair? Or perhaps some facial cleanser… Tell you what, I’ll swap you both…….

  11. Jules said,

    September 3, 2007 at 4:02 am

    Throw in an Enid Collins bag and you have a deal! ;-) I’m sure if Perth is anything like Brisbane there will be no shortage of lovely pseudo woodland/lakeside/golfing estates to put the McMansion up in. Ugh…

    Smooches back at you! :-)

  12. Vanessa said,

    September 4, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Hmm… A McMansion for a Enid Collins bag? No deal! haha. Foam cleanser maybe, but nothing comes between me and my Enid.. ;)

    You’re not wrong about the estates. Good grief. Golfing estates being my particular favourite…

  13. Stiletto said,

    September 8, 2007 at 12:07 am

    Hey, VERY COOL! But should one type in their real name or their assumed name, do you think?

  14. Vanessa said,

    September 9, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Hehe, well…. I know you’re not keen on telling people your real name, so any pictures could be a dead giveaway… and I’m thinking there could be some interesting results for stiletto… ;)

  15. Vanessa A. said,

    October 24, 2007 at 8:41 am

    So, I was Googling “Vanessa is” when I came across this site… I had no idea Vanessa’s were all of these things!

    I was especially surprised to find that a pygmy goat shares our name. I absolutely <3 GOATS!

    Great article :D

  16. Vanessa said,

    January 7, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    same as the last Vanessa…i was goggling “vanessa is” and I knew it meant butterfly but not all those great things…thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I used to hate my name until a complete stranger called it “sexy”, now i love it even more!! thank you!!

  17. Vanessa said,

    January 7, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    wow, i also just noticed this was written on my birthday…i turned 17….just a weird coincidince

  18. Vanessa said,

    January 7, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    wow, i also just noticed this was written on my birthday…i turned 18….just a weird coincidince

  19. Qelqoth said,

    February 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Just to let you know that I haven’t removed you from my blogroll…I’ve just moved the blogroll to another part of my site. This is because I wanted extra space in my sidebar to accomodate for the new web forum I installed recently, that’s all.

  20. Mo said,

    June 22, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    I Googled Vanessa and came up with this link – wow!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa

  21. Pi TASARIM said,

    August 1, 2009 at 7:40 am

    wonderfull .. very very cool ;)

  22. August 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Nice Very Nice .. tnx .. ;)

  23. October 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Your blog is really entertaining and the quantity of every details are just really way too informative enough for your readers.

  24. March 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    You are so funny, I find you on Bing.
    Read some of your posts quite interesting and subtle
    But I do not see the pictures. link dead photos

  25. October 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    […] Well – at least Google can..  I took the GOOGLE NAME challenge from LoveTips4All, Modobs and Vanessa.  Here’s how it […]


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