It has been almost 4 years since we first met and who would have ever thought of how destined we were for each other. The exact date was December 16, 2006 at the Laguna Creek Social. Yes, I did think you were cute — I don’t approach strangers just to sign their shoes. I guess, after that, I could never really talk to you the same way, eye-to-eye, again. Our first memorable awkward encounter was probably at my first Relay for Life at Monterey Trail High School when we were watching the sunrise with two other people. It would have been cute if you held me close or held my hand, but NO, you just had to be nervous and leave for the bathroom. I’m sorry I always replied to your Myspace comments so late. I could never really think of anything clever to say and I did not want to seem too eager for your attention. I only pretended to listen to cool, indie music to impress you by putting it on my Myspace. And OKAY, I went to Pops in the Park and that Harry and the Potters library concert thinking you would be there. I really wish I could have talked to you at Country Club mall after Valentine’s Run. Your hat was so cute. I sat next to you after a Key Club Conclave at Suki Sushi thinking that you would talk to me. You did, but sorry I couldn’t really make eye contact and was too shy to really talk back. I regret it and I wish I could have talked to you normally back then. I guess after several years, we did not have that awkward tension because you started doing your own thing. And, thinking that you didn’t like me anymore, we became awkward friends. Even though we were friends at that point, I still blushed when we made eye contact or I would just get really, abnormally giddy inside.
I’m so glad to have found you. In the course of this year, you have become my best friend, someone I can rely on, someone who can always cheer me up, someone who would never get tired of talking to me, someone who loves me unconditionally and, most of all, the most amazing boyfriend I could ever ask for. I love you so much. Thank you for always being there for me and putting up with my difficult self. I always feel so happy when I look into your eyes. It’s a feeling I doubt I’ll ever tire from and it really does make me fall in love “all-over” (Get it!? “All-over”/Oliver!) again.
Vanessa Delfin Gonzales
P.S. Shout-out to Phillip An for unintentionally sparking our relationship!
You’re finally 20 :) You don’t seem too different from when I first met you, other than that we can actually talk to each other now. And after those 4 years, you look much more mature but still contain a youthful attitude, which I love. Well, I love everything about you! Ok ‘nuff said, haha. Happy birthday :)
I had a wonderful weekend back in Sacramento with Oliver. It just made me miss spending time with you this summer. For reminiscing and appreciatory purposes I would like to say thank you for taking care of me while I was sick, cleaning up my apartment, buying me Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch and water, attempting to make me boiling crab, treating me out to watch The Social Network and Easy A (yay for us being extremely paranoid about being caught movie-hopping! lol), letting me be designated driver in your car for once haha, kind of letting me cough on you multiple times, cheesecake, your mother’s food, taking me home, Team Fortress 2, allowing me to watch you play Dead Rising rather than forcing me to play, making me laugh and smile, randomly dancing with me, being horrible at charades and biking me home from campus twice. If you didn’t force me to take dayquil, I probably would not be feeling better by now.
I’m sorry that you’re sick now :( Please get better and study well for your test tomorrow :( I love you :)