I have been planning to get Jake properly pissed – 31st March 2000

Friday 31st Sarah, Floyd and Jake came here tonight for a while. Floyd said we’ve got a nice house! We intended to go to Floyd’s later but his parents decided to stay in so we ended up at Emma’s. Gethin and Keira were there too.

For a while, Sarah and I have been planning to get Jake properly pissed because people keep telling me stories about him when he’s drunk and I’ve never seen him like that. Plus it’d give me a chance to ask questions that I wouldn’t normally ask. So, Sarah challenged him to a vodka drinking contest and he accepted it! It worked too!

We had to get out of Emma’s house in the end cos her parents were due back so we all headed for Floyd’s village. I was messing with Jake’s phone and came across Mr R’s (an Art teacher) number. There was also another staff number (from the Art trip) which he said was Miss T’s (a Tech teacher) who he reckons is fit. (She’s short and round!)

I was a bit drunk too so I started winding him up by accusing him of having an affair with Mr R and saying I’d have to dump him. He was going all soppy and telling me not to. It took us ages to get down Crofters Lane cos I told him to go and stand in a field while I spoke to Hugo Pratt (he phoned) and he did so I had to go and get him. Then he stopped and kept kissing me so I couldn’t speak to Hugo so we hung up and snogged for ages.

As we were going past the school, Sarah got upset. It was just cos she was drunk and she started worrying that she was getting like her grandad (an alcoholic) and saying she was a hypocrite for moaning when other people got drunk. To cheer her up, we went to the chippy. I didn’t get anything. It was freezing cold outside so Jake and I just stood there and cuddled (and snogged)!

Everyone else went home after food but we didn’t want to just yet so we stood outside The Plough. I didn’t want to go in cos one of the barmaids knows me so I was being stubborn and stood outside. He headed inside but changed his mind and came back to me and put his cold hands on my back to try and make me go in. I did eventually.

We sat and talked for ages, mostly about Canada. He said he doesn’t want to go as much as he did when he booked it because of me and he said he’ll write every day. I asked him what if he finds the love of his life out there cos he could get away with anything. He assured me that he wouldn’t dream of going with [snogging] anyone else. Hmmm! He told me his 2 loves are me and skiing but I’m rated highest! 🙂

The barmaid made us leave eventually so we phoned a taxi and went and sat on a bench by the library. He told me I was pretty more than once and said I was sweet when I told him I really do like him and he also kept telling me I’m funny. I think it’s in a way that I don’t mean to be, he just finds some of the daft little things I say amusing!

As we were sat there, we saw Lara Beale. He called her a slag for some reason! I found out he went out with her for about 2 months and that she was his first girlfriend. Then he mentioned her being a nymphomaniac so I asked how he knew and if Hugo had really been lying. He assured me that Hugo was lying and that she used to just jump all over him all the time and stuff but that he never slept with her. I asked why not and he said that he would’ve done if she’d had her way but that he just hadn’t been ready.

Then I forced myself to ask the question that I’ve been dying to know the answer to for ages which was if he had ever slept with anyone. I got the answer I wanted which was no. I asked why not again and he told me he’d just not been ready and that he just hadn’t found the right person before. Good!

He phoned for a taxi eventually but it took ages so I said I might as well just walk home. I wasn’t being serious but he put his foot down and said he wouldn’t let me do that cos it’s dangerous! I then saw Matt Brand that lives a few doors down and said I should get in his taxi. Jake pointed out that there was no room so I said I’d just I’d have to sit on Matt’s knee! He said I could sit on his knee in our taxi and that I wasn’t getting in Matt’s cos he gets really easily jealous. Good!

When I got home, we sent each other messages for a while. There were some good ones from him. He commented on the bench that sometimes I seemed dead casual about us so I sent him one apologising. His reply was, “WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT STUFF! I’M STILL SHIVERING – SHAME YOU’RE NOT HERE TO KEEP ME WARM!!! LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD – EVEN SKIING! xxx”.

I sent one back saying I wished I was there too and asked if he meant it about “even skiing” cos I’m not so sure! His reply was, “OK SLIGHT EXAGGERATION BUT YOU IN A SKI RESORT REALLY WOULD DO IT FOR ME! I WANT TO BE WITH YOU ALL THE TIME!! LOVE YOU FOREVER JAKE xxxxx : )”.

I asked him what exactly it would do for him and he said, “IT TURNS ME ON OF COURSE!! I’M SORRY, I’M GOING TO MISS U LOADS TOO : ( I FEEL SAD JUST THINKING ABOUT IT! NIGHT NIGHT! LOVE YOU LOTS N LOTS! J xxxxxxxxxxxxxx”. I’m not sure what he said sorry for.

He’s soooo nice!! I think he’s better when he’s pissed! Mind you, he still didn’t try anything.

Bye!

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I’m way too sweet and innocent!! – 29th & 30th March 2000

Wednesday 29th I didn’t see much of Jake during college today cos he took Hayley, Floyd and Freda to McDonald’s at lunchtime. I was asked but I didn’t have enough money. I didn’t think they’d sit in though. He hung around with me after college though but I still had to walk home!

All my mates went to Floyd’s tonight but it was my kickboxing grading so I couldn’t go. I go a nice message off Jake (he wasn’t there either) saying, “HELLO!! : ) I HOPE YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO WAIT LONG!? HAVE A GOOD TIME BEATING YOUR SIS UP AT KICKBOXING!! LOVE YOU TO BITS : ) JAKE xxxxx”. Yet again, the ending was the best part!

I passed the grading and I am now a yellow belt. The bloke who was grading us is so stretchy! He was doing box splits right down and then stretching forward. It wasn’t that nice to look at – too painful!

Bye!

Thursday 30th It was really sunny today so we all abandoned the common room and sat on the school field this afternoon. Jake came down last lesson. We stayed on our own after college for a while when everyone else had gone and just talked. We should’ve taken the opportunity to have a good kiss but we didn’t for some reason. Freda and Julian yelled, “That wasn’t much of a goodbye kiss!” as we were leaving and just kissed quickly on the lips.

Apparently at Floyd’s last night, Gethin was commented on us too saying that he wished we’d just hurry up and shag and things like that. Sarah told him that Jake’s too shy to take it further. I’m not sure I want to do anything like that just yet anyway. I’m way too sweet and innocent!!

I can’t remember if I’ve written this before but Sarah told me that Jake bought my Valentine’s rose in Selfridges and apparently they’re really expensive in there.

Bye!

Why would Hugo say that to me? – 20th March 2000

Monday 20th Hayley’s been GIVEN a car by her parents’ friends! It’s a C-reg red Metro – could be handy!! I wish my parents had friends like that!!

Emma’s come back off the A Level English trip to London with her tongue pierced! Her parents made a fuss about her getting her ears done so I’m sure you can imagine what they’ve been like about this! To put it politely – they’re not pleased!!

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The Hugo thing (Jake not wanting me to speak to him on Fri) has been bugging me all weekend so I’ve just sent him a message asking about it. He sent me one earlier saying he’s not going to be in tomorrow morning cos he’s booking that holiday. I said, “RIGHT OK, IS THAT THE HOLIDAY YOU WERE TELLING ME ABOUT LAST WEEK? WHY WERE U BEING FUNNY ABOUT LETTING ME SPEAK 2 HUGO ON FRI? WHAT DID U THINK HE WAS GONNA SAY? LOVE T x”.

After I sent it, I thought I might annoy him by being paranoid or something so I sent another saying, “HI! ME AGAIN! FORGET I ASKED ABOUT HUGO – IT DOESN’T MATTER. SEE U TMW AFTERNOON. LOVE YOU LOADS, TESS xxx : ) xxx”.

He still replied to my questions though. I was right, he was worried that Hugo was going to tell me something. I got 2 messages saying, “YES IT’S OUR AMBITIOUS ATTEMPT TO GET ROUND EUROPE WITH NO MONEY! BASICALLY HUGO WAS GOING TO TELL YOU THAT I SLEPT WITH LARA WHICH ISN’T TRUE…..” and then “WHEN WE FELL OUT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO SAY THAT TO PISS ME OFF! I’LL TELL YOU THE FULL STORY 2MORROW – I WANTED YOU TO HEAR IT FROM ME FIRST! LOVE JAKE xxx”.

I feel sick now and I’m not sure why after reading them! Why would Hugo say that to me? That’s really mean when I didn’t do anything to him. I believe Jake though cos I know Hugo’s a liar. He said Cat’s been sending loads of messages to him and she’s only sent him 2!!

Bye!

Am I ever going to get another snog off him??! – 9th & 10th March 2000

Thursday 9th I still can’t believe I’m going out with Jake Taylor!!! I like him soooo much now! I saw quite a bit of him today at lunch and stuff and he stopped for a while after college because we were shifting the careers stuff out of our common room. He went before me because he had to go to the dentist but I got a snog. They get better! I tried to stop it because I thought someone was coming in the room but he didn’t let me by leaning in as I tried to pull away. That was really nice for some reason. I suppose it’s because he wanted to carry on even if someone else had come in!

He smells really nice too. Sarah agrees! We were walking up the stairs in college today and we both got a whiff of what he wears and looked at each other. We didn’t even have to say anything, it was weird how we both just knew the other one was thinking, “I can smell Jake”! It’s Issy Myaki Miyake (I don’t know how you spell it) he told me. I’ve heard of that before because my sister always used to go on about how much she loved the smell. He says it’s his dad’s.

I got another message ending, “LOVE YOU xxxxx ; )” tonight. It made my stomach do that nice warm thing when I read it!

For future reference, Hugo Pratt’s home phone number is 01565 ******. Jake told me in the message because I’d asked what it was as an excuse so he’d send me a message back.

Bye!

Friday 10th I’ve now developed aching eyes and a bad headache. Brilliant – this cold just gets better and better – NOT!!!

Went to see this Battle of the Bands thing at school tonight with Jake. It was pretty crap and I didn’t get any physical contact whatsoever off Jake all the way through. We went to The Coach afterwards and he held my hand, put his hand on my leg and stomach and leaned on me at various points in the evening but that’s as far as it went. Therefore I am extremely pissed off! All I got was a quick peck on the lips goodbye when I got out of the car because he was giving some lad a lift home. Grrr!! I won’t see him all weekend and nothing ever happens in college because there’s always loads of people about.

Am I ever going to get another snog off him??!

Bye!

His chewing gum fell down my top – 12th February 2000

Saturday 12th I had quite a good night last night but the daytime was a bit on the stressful side of things. As soon as I arrived in college in the morning, Sarah ran up to me and said she had some inside information on Jake. She was talking to his mate, Bhakti, and she’d told Sarah that Jake was going out to get me a Valentine’s present. She also asked him what he’d want and he’d said something which was sentimental and not Lynx or something bought just cos I had to get him something.

That seriously panicked me! All I’d got him was a card so Sarah and I decided to go into Warrington there and then. This meant we ended up skiving the whole day. I didn’t feel too great about doing it but there was no other time to buy him a present.

We trekked around the shops for ages before I finally decided on something. I’d already got him a card which says, “I was going to fill this card with kisses…” on the outside and then, “… but I’d rather give them to you personally!” on the inside. I then found some Purple Ronnie heart-shaped chocolates in New Look with a poem on the box saying:

Snogs ‘n’ Kisses
I hope these snogs ‘n’ kisses
Are the best you’ve ever had
They’re to tell you that you’re gorgeous
And I fancy you like mad

The chocolates are the snogs ‘n’ kisses, you see. I also got him a little horny hedgehog. It’s a stuffed red toy hedgehog with horns, a cape and a fork thing. I think it’s dead cute! I just hope he doesn’t get me anything too big or expensive. I also got a little bag to put it all in with that little grey bear with a blue nose on it cutting out a big heart.

At one point in the day, I rang Cat to ask her opinion on what to get him She told me that he’d been sat in the common room at break waiting for me but nobody bothered to tell him. So I sent him a text saying, “HELLO! CAT SAID U WERE LOOKING 4 ME AT BREAK. I’M NOT ACTUALLY IN COLLEGE. SORRY! I’M IN TOWN INSTEAD (BUT SSSHH!). HAVE U GOT BHAKTI’S NUMBER? SARAH NEEDS IT. LUV TESS”.

We wanted Bhakti’s number because we wanted to know if he’d bought me anything but he sent one back saying, “HI TESS, BHAKTI IS HERE WITH ME NOW BUT SHE HASN’T GOT HER PHONE WITH HER SO CAT CAN TALK TO HER ON MY PHONE??? SEE YOU LATER LUV JAKE xxx”. I think he got a bit confused with Cat and Sarah!

When we arrived back at college, Jake was sat in our common room talking to Hayley, Bhakti, Freda and Floyd. Bhakti had told Sarah on the phone earlier that, for a present for me, he was considering something white, fluffy and sentimental with perfume. Should I be worried??!

Hayley told me later that he spent 45 minutes choosing a card for me and even if we hadn’t have been together he was going to send me a card anyway except he didn’t know my address cos he couldn’t find my dad’s initials on the electoral role or something.

I spoke to him myself briefly and he told me he was bringing a mate from Knutsford out with him that night and he’s a bit posh and we had to look after him.

The next time I saw Jake was at 8:30 last night at The Dog. He said he’d been there for about 10 minutes but had seen me, Sarah and Hayley stood at the bus stop so he knew we were on our way. His mate, Hugo Pratt, was okay personality-wise but, in looks, he reminded me of Big Paul (which isn’t really good!) but Sarah took a liking to him and that liking was returned.

Some woman came round selling carnations for £1.50 (rip off!) so Jake bought me one which I thought was really sweet. He was telling me that he and Hugo had been best mates for about 4 years and they met through their dad’s working together. Hugo’s loaded so I didn’t have to pay for a single drink all night!

When Jake went off to the toilet, I asked Hugo why the hell he liked me when he could have anyone, almost. Hugo said that Jake told him I was exactly his type so I was perfect for him. Hayley questioned Jake himself on the same thing when I went to the toilet and he said he thought I was really pretty and I have a good personality. I’m so flattered!

I snogged Jake at the bus stop on our way to The Plough. There were loads of people about, including Abby, but I just didn’t care! I like him sooo much!

Hayley ended up pretty much on her own in The Plough because Sarah and Hugo ended up with their tongues down each other’s throats nearly all night. Jake and I managed to control ourselves (a bit!) and spent ages talking. I found out loads.

  • As well as a brother, he’s got a sister too called Clara in Year 9, who’s mates all fancy him! Damn, competition!!
  • He told me that he used to go out with a girl Lara Beale and that he only had a crush on Emma cos she was the 1st person he’d ever met [snogged] (but I’m not allowed to tell anyone that). He doesn’t like either of them now.
  • He works at The Pheasant pub where he lives.
  • I also asked him about Canada and he told me he’d paid for it all and he’s going in October but only for 5 months and then he’ll come back and do Architecture at Huddersfield University. (Hugo told me that Jake said I probably would wait for him while he’s in Canada.) Jake told me that I’ve got to go over and stay with him for a holiday while he’s in Canada and all I’d have to pay for is a flight. That’d be so cool!

Later on, we got onto the subject of liking each other. I asked him how long he’d actually liked me for and he said that, ages ago at LA Bowl, some of my mates had said I fancied him and stuff and he told me he felt really pleased about it and then disappointed because they later told him they were joking, and it went on from there. The thing is, I did actually like him, I just didn’t admit it.

Around the same time as we talked about that, someone came over and asked what was actually going on between us. I didn’t really know so I asked him and he said, “Well… I really, really like you…” then he paused for a few seconds before saying, “Will you go out with me?” I did hesitate though and said yes straight away. So we’re officially a couple! 🙂

When we had to go home, we were just snogging goodbye and his chewing gum fell down my top. I only found it when I got him so I’ve stuck it under my desk for safe keeping! Disgusting, I know!

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[It’s not there anymore (I checked) but for some reason, I did take a photo of it at the time. Weirdo.]

Danny Barnes gave us a lift home in the end. We didn’t want to leave each other but had to. When I was in bed, I sent him a text saying, “HI! I CAN’T SLEEP NOW COS SARAH WON’T SHUT UP! WE’RE BUSY DISCUSSING U BOTH! HA HA (EVIL LAUGHER)! WHAT WAS HUGO’S SURNAME AGAIN? SHE WANTS TO KNOW. C U SOON. LUV TESS xxx”.

I got a really nice one back saying, “HIS SURNAME IS PRATT + HE WON’T SHUT UP ABOUT SARAH! I REALLY ENJOYED TONIGHT!!! LOVE YOU LOADS JAKE xxx”.

I sent him another one saying, “SARAH’S GONNA HAVE A SERIOUS HANGOVER IN THE MORNING BUT SHE SAYS HE’S WORTH IT! HMMM! SHE’S JUST GOT HIS MSG + SHE’S HAPPY! I ENJOYED IT 2. NIGHT NIGHT! LOVE TESS x”. That was it for the night.

Then this morning, Hugo phoned Sarah. He told her that Jake really liked me and had never felt like this about anyone before! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m so happy!

This evening, I went to LA Bowl with a few of my mates. I saw Spike from 911 again and Robbie Taylor.

I had a message conversation with Jake. I started it by saying, “DID HUGO C SARAH AT THE TRAFFORD CENTRE? SHE WAS DREADING HIM SEEING HER IN WORK! CAT WANTS 2 KNOW IF U’VE ANY MORE MATES THAT SHE CAN HAVE!?! LOVE TESS xxx”.

I then got 2 back. One said, “NO WE DIDN’T SEE SARAH BUT HE’S MENTIONED HER NAME SO MUCH HE’LL BE SAYING IT IN HIS SLEEP! BHAKTI HAS SOMETHING FOR SARAH FOM HIM! DOES SHE REALLY LIKE HIM?????” + the other said, “IF SHE DOESN’T I THINK SHE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM!! HE’S ALREADY TRYING TO WORK OUT WHEN HE’LL SEE HER AGAIN! YES THERE’S PLENTY OF PEOPLE I KNOW IN KNUTSFORD! LOVE JAKE”.

My reply was, “I THINK SHE DOES LIKE HIM… A LOT! SHE WOULDN’T SHUT UP ABOUT HIM LAST NIGHT OR THIS MORNING (I NEED SLEEP!) + SHE’S NOT MENTIONED GETHIN ONCE! R THEY GOING OUT?”

The next message from him said, “I’M TALKING TO HUGO AT THE MOMENT – HE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE US ALL TO GO OUT FOR DINNER TOGETHER, HE IS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT SEEING HER AGAIN!!” I can’t go out for dinner!!! That’d be awful! I hate eating in front of people I fancy.

After I saw Robbie, I thought I’d better explain why I was at bowling so I texted him saying, “I CAN C YOUR BROTHER! I’VE JUST BEEN DRAGGED 2 LA BOWL (HELP!!) BY FLOYD COZ HE’S GUTTED ABOUT SARAH + HUGO + SAYS HE NEEDS TO TALK 2 ME. WHAT SO I SAY??! x”.

I told Floyd about it earlier today and received a text back from him saying, “HI TESS. ONLY JUST SEEN U’RE MESSAGE. HEARTBROKEN COULD NOT COMPARE 2 WHAT I’M FEELING NOW! THANK U 4 TELLING ME B4 EVERYONE ELSE TELLS ME! FLOYD”. Poor lad.

My next Jake message said, “I DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BUT HUGO IS GETTING VERY PROTECTIVE – SAY HI TO ROBBIE. LET ME KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!” I’ve just sent him a reply telling him what Floyd said about being heartbroken. I hope he doesn’t say anything to anyone.

I got an odd text from Jake at 10:00pm which didn’t fit in with anything. It said, “SORRY, I’VE JUST REALISED THAT YOU SENT ME THAT MSG AT 1 O’CLOCK – I’VE BEEN AT WORK FROM 4 TIL 8 + THERE’S NO SIGNAL IN THE PUB! DID U ENJOY SHOPPING? LUV JAKE xxx”. I’m sure I didn’t send him a message at 1:00.

I’ve just had a call off Hugo. He wants to know what Floyd’s been saying or something. I didn’t tell him because Floyd was in the car with me on the way home from bowling. He says he’s got Sarah a horny devil thing and chocolates. She knows what Jake got me but won’t tell me. Grrr! I want to know!

Bye!

P.S. I’ve just remembered another thing that Jake said last night. Hayley mentioned me being Tess Taylor if I married him and he told me that he’d actually thought about that himself!