Vanessa

Vanessa

I like to write. The end.

P.S. Follow me on Twitter @NessaRao. Dooo it.

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44 on the Town | Gingerbread Competition

On Sunday, December 27th 2015 at approximately 11:25am, Veronica and Vanessa went head-to-head in a Gingerbread House Building Competition. The stakes were high as they were forced to follow 3 very important rules. Who took home title?

12/28/2015

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New Year’s 2016 in Tampa Bay

You could sit on your couch with a bottle (or two) of champagne and say goodbye to 2015 all by your lonesome… Or you could get out and enjoy everything your own backyard has to offer! Tampa Bay may not be New York’s Times Square, but it is pretty amazing. Our area is full of New Year’s Eve events. Ring in the New Year the right way with one of these Tampa Bay parties! Some events listed are family friendly and others are more adult!

12/28/2015

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The New Year’s Trivia Game

The fast approach of the New Year causes profound reflection. Deep, thought-provoking questions enter our minds as we search for answers. Questions like, “How much does the Ball in Times Square weigh?” or “What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ mean?” pop into mind as the days roll on.
Never fear, oh enlightened ones, this New Year’s Trivia Game was concocted just for you. Play the game to see how much you know or follow the answer key at the bottom of the page to quench your thirst for knowledge!

12/16/2015

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The New Year’s Trivia Answer Key

1. In what year was the first “Ball Drop” in Times Square? (via ibtimes.com) 1921 1899 1907 1960 2. About how much does the Ball in Times Square weigh? (via ibtimes.com) 6,000 lbs 12,000 lbs […]

12/14/2015

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CW44 Staff Holiday Gift Picks

You better watch out, I know you want to cry. I know you want to pout because it’s holiday time, and Santa Clause ain’t comin’ to town. Yupp, the holidays are here and Kris Kringle is nowhere to be found. You’re on your own. You have to shop… alone.
Sure, you can cry and pout. Sure, you can make a wish on a shooting star and hope for a room full of presents to appear. OR you can take a deep breathe, take a swing from the eggnog carton and take a look at this gift list. I enlisted my CW44 coworkers to find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Our staff is very diverse and unique in their interests, so I’m sure one of them can direct you to the right gift. Links for every item are attached and everything on the list is under $100.

12/03/2015

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10 {Alternative} DIY Christmas Decorations

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how much I hate your branches! Yes, it’s true; I’m not a fan of the real Christmas tree. They smell like a winter wonderland and look so pretty when lit, but […]

12/02/2015

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14 (Affordable) Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

This festive time of year is full of joy, family and food… but let’s face it, it can be pretty stressful. Our minds are swirling with confusion; there is so much to plan and so much shopping to do! Although I can’t help you with the cooking, wrapping or preparing for the in-laws, I can help you with your shopping. Below, I have provided you with 14 gift ideas for every type of person in your life AND they are all under $60!

11/30/2015

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Buy Jared Padalecki’s Shirt!

Jared Padalecki is selling his shirt!
Okay, keep your pants on, ladies. This isn’t one of those weird ebay.com “Buy this celebrity’s sweaty, old T-shirt” type deal. The Supernatural star created a line of shirts that he’s selling on represent.com!

11/17/2015

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Turkey Trivia

He’s a majestic creature covered in feathers of brown. He soars through the forest about 5 feet above the ground. His piercing gobble can be heard for miles around. He’s Tom Turkey, the proud, the honorable, the delicious!
But what do we really know about Tom? Sure, he tastes great when smothered in gravy and piled next to a side of mashed potatoes, but is there more to this buttery bird? Take the trivia challenge below and get to know the turkey you plan to devour on Thanksgiving Day. That Tom is a great guy!

11/15/2015

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Gina Rodriguez’s Lingerie

It’s about time we got into Jane the Virgin’s panties!

11/04/2015

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