Saturday, October 30, 2010

58 Days and Counting...

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Wow, has it really bean that long since I've been in school? Its gone by so quick! I guess that's what people mean when they look back on high school and wish it went by slower.
So nothing new since my last school update. I do have any projects due next week. I have a Family Tree Project due in French, I have a Desert Biome Project due on Monday and Friday, I have a project where we act out the Galileo trial. Fun right?
My crush on Keagan is gone. Sorry for getting you all excited. I think he's after another girl and I'm not about to fall into the same trap as I did with the Derek and Sabrina incident.
Anyway, I'm going trick or treating tonight so I will post again tomorrow!

Friday, October 29, 2010

"You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger."

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Little Piece of Minty: My Childhood

Want to know more about my childhood? Read on!

Our gorgeous, local mall
I grew up in Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida. I lived with my mom in West Palm Beach. We lived in a three bedroom house, even if there were six people living in the house. My brother, my sister and I shared a room, my mom had her own room, my grandmother had the last room and my uncle slept on the couch. I always hated living in West Palm Beach. We had no air conditioning in the summer and we always sweat pounds off! I remember we'd buy blow up pools and icicles in the summertime. Behind us lived these kids who were vicisouly mean. They were about  8 or 9 years old, but they knew how to cuss and hurt your feelings. All three of us (my sister, brother and I) were terrified of them. I don't think they had parents who cared for them, otherwise, they would have known better.
When hurricane season came around, it was always so scary! The noise was enough to make you scream. Me, I slept through anything, so it wasn't too bad. But when you wake up with no electricity and no clean isn't fun.

In Miami, where I lived with my dad, there was so much crime it was crazy. If you left your car in the street at night, (like, in front of your house, but not in the garage), you'd wake up to find that your tires were removed, the radio was stolen and you no longer have an engine. Crime rates were incredibly high, it was terrifying. One time we were at a restaurant and a there were guys playing cards. The person who lost got so mad that he pulled a knife to the winner's throat! He didn't kill him, bit that moment was so terrifying for me.

Our house was caged. That way an intruder couldn't get into our house through windows or doors. I remember used to feel safer that way.
Going to Miami for half the summer was so much fun though. My dad had a lot of family members on his side of the family. I hated that we had to visit each and every one of them. I did enjoy going to my dad's rich, friends' houses! There was great food, nice pools, and it was exciting to explore the huge houses. Plus my dad would always take us to his friend's boat house, to parties, to nice restaurants, we'd always go shopping, it was amazing!

My childhood is kind of a blur. I can remember the bad memories more than the good ones. I remember we moved at least five times in my 9 years of living (at the time). My dad was always drinking and smoking. So most of the time he wasn't much fun to be around.My mom struggled to pay the bills and would come home really late from work. She was always tired, always stressed, and always taking it out on us. She'd yell at us, curse at us, and hit us. It was spanking, so it wasn't abuse, but that still didn't stop the pain. I always got scared when she got mad at my brother, he was a boy so she didn't take it easy on him, at all.
We all feared her then, which is probably the reason why we've rebelled all these years.
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Overall, Florida was a fun state to live in. I've been to Tallahassee, Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale, and probably more. And I have loved every one of them. Especially Fort Lauderdale, it's beautiful there.
Since we moved, I haven't been back, It's been almost six years now. Going back would bring back so many memories and I'm not sure if I'm ready to face them yet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thoughts #1- Sex

I realize I haven't posted anything interesting for a while, so I'm starting a new segment where I just ramble on about anything random. So here is the first one:

So my best friend Eva had sex. She isn't married, in fact, she probably isn't even in love. She says she is, but she doesn't know what love is.
With me being abstinent and all, hearing about her first time, before marriage makes me want to throw up. It disgusts me how little self respect and confidence she must have.
Anyway, she told me what happened that Friday night:

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Her boyfriend, let's just call him Jackass. Jackass went over to Eva's house and they watched TV, ate pizza, you know, the usual. Then Eva decided she was "ready" (ready my ass!). She turned the music loud, so no one heard, and they had sex...
She told me she didn't like it and that she felt uncomfortable and wanted to stop. So she made it clear to Jackass that she wanted to stop. He yelled at her, told her he wanted to keep going and she began to cry. He then stopped and tried to comfort her, but she continued to cry.

 Why would you be yelling at your girlfriend when she is handing you her virginity?! She later told me that she doesn't want to and wont do it again, and that she regrets it. But I know she will do it again, and probably soon.
That's just who she is now.

But if she had listened to the one billion times I told her to wait, she probably would have enjoyed her first time having sex. Rather than the 2 minutes with Jackass rubbing inside her.

Stupid Eva and Jackass...what's worse is that I don't feel bad for her at all. As a "true" Christian, she should have felt the need to wait. And he should have supported her.

P.S. Today is exactly one month after my birthday!

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Love me or hate me, I promise it won’t make or break me."
                                                                            -Lil Wayne
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shopping Spree at Ulta

My best friend, Eva, and I went to Ulta yesterday and we went crazy! For Halloween, we are both being Barbies, so we got matching makeup for that, then we just bought whatever we wanted.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish in Jumpin' Jade

First I got nail polish. This color is so vibrant and pretty! I couldn't help but apply it to my nails the same day I bought it.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
I haven't used this yet, but I've heard so many good reviews on this primer. I can't wait to test it out!

Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Riviera Blue
Next, I purchased this Revlon eyeshadow. My skin tone is very deep and I've always heard that colors like blue look great on my complexion. I have not tried this yet, but it's so pretty just looking at it.

Maybelline Eye Studio Shadow in Khaki Craze

NYX Eye Shadow in Golden Amber
This color is ridiculously pretty! It's a dark, golden color and it's shimmery all over. Perfect for the Fall season!

NYX Eye Shadow in Smokie Mountain
This NYX eyeshadow looks a lot like the eyeshadow above, but this is green toned.

NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Satin Blue
This color is so pretty on my waterline. It makes the whites of my eyes ten times brighter.

NYX Trio Eye Shadow in Cherry/Cool Blue/Hot Pink
This eyeshadow trio is the perfect set for the Barbie costume Eva and I plan to wear together! The colors are crazy pigmented and perfectly bright.

 CoverGirl Blush in Plumberry Glow

I am in love with this blush. It's so pigmented and shows up beautifully on my skin! I can't wait to use this for my Barbie costume makeup.

NYX Lashes in Guilty Pleasure
These false lashes are so fun! I love the glitter on them, these will also be great for the Barbie makeup.

So, that's all for my shopping spree at Ulta. I also checked out wigs for my Barbie Costume and found this one for $16.99 at Spirit Halloween! It's gorgeous. I'm going back to get it tomorrow.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

"Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you begin to develop confidence" -Rosalynn Carter

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My life, right now.

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Update:  I deleted my account on the dating site. It's only a waste of time.

I made an account on an online dating site for teens. Yes, someone could be posing as a teen, I know. But I'm taking my chances.
I didn't include my real name, or any personal information. I don't even have current pictures of myself. The pictures I put up are the pictures from when I had extensions. I look way different with them off.

Anyway, I'm really excited about it! I've been checking it constantly and I'm already getting friend requests from guys. I've had 6 matches in this week alone!
I have a whole profile devoted to getting to know me better. Part of which you can list your dream guy.

My dream guy?
 A nice, funny, smart, trustworthy, loyal, outgoing guy. Who has an amazing body and even better tan. Cute smile, baseball player's butt, scruffy beard and toned arms. Wealthy, drives a Lamborghini, spoils me, and takes me out to fancy restaurants. 5'11, sexy accent, athletic, and of course great in bed.
Obviously I'm never going to find my dream guy. But if I ever do, I'll let you know!
On a more disturbing note, my best friend, Eva, has been very sexual with her boyfriend lately. Just last weekend, she almost had sex with her boyfriend. Sure they have been together for six months, but they are only freshmen in high school! Apparently, they were naked and he was almost inside her when her parents were coming down the stairs. Luckily, they never got to go all the way.
As you all should know by now, I am 100% abstinent and always will be. So I strongly disapprove with the idea. Even more because neither of them are using any form of protection. The pull out method is not safe. I'm going to talk to her, but I know I cant force my beliefs on anyone. Wish me luck...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Sister's Keeper

I have been so obsessed with the movie "My Sister's Keeper". I'm sure many of you have heard of it if not already seen it. But for those of you who haven't, let me tell you about it.

The movie is about a family with three children. Jessie, the oldest, Kate, the middle child, and Anna, the youngest.

When Kate was only a baby, they took her to the hospital to check out the strange bruising on her back. After several tests, she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Her parents were horrified. Kate needed a blood cell transplant to survive, but none of her family members were a match. Her parents did the only thing they could; have a genetically engineered baby that would be a perfect match for donating to Kate.
That baby would be called Anna.

 Ever since Anna was born, all they ever did was take things from her and give it to her sick sister Kate. They took her blood, they took bone marrow, anything that Kate needed to live.
As the years went by, Kate grew very ill and Anna grew up to understand what was going on.
She didn't feel loved by her parents. Like they only cared for Kate and were just using her to keep Kate alive.

So Anna came up with enough money and hired a lawyer.
Claiming she wanted to have the rights to her own body: medical emancipation.
The family went to court and Anna defended her case. Her brother Jesse was also there, and had had enough. He told everyone the truth. That Kate, the sick sister, had asked Anna to let her die. Because she was ready and not afraid. Kate knew her illness was ruining her family, and that Anna deserved to be treated better.

So she asked Anna to file a case, so she didn't have to donate her blood, bone marrow, or kidney to her anymore.

Kate lay in a hospital bed for months. She was dying, everyone knew it. Her mother refused to let her die. She wanted to do all that she could. And finally, at the end of the movie, she had to let her go.

If you want to know what happens, you have to watch the movie. It's too intense to give away. Out of all the times I have watched this movie, I can not stop myself from bursting into tears.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

10 Ways to Help Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

1.) Send an E-Card to all your friends. The Breast Cancer Site  has really nice ones.

2.) Donate to the National Breast Cancer Organization. Any amount can help. Click here to donate.

3.) Purchase something from The Breast Cancer Site's Store Every purchase funds mammograms for women in need.
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4.) Raise Funds. Fundraising is a great way to support breast cancer research. Click here to fund-raise for the National Breast Cancer Organization.

5.) Participate in Race for the Cure. This race provides funds for breast cancer research and awareness. Click here to find a race near you.
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6.) Join the Circle of Promise. Promise that you will help raise awareness in your community.

7.) Shop at Belk. What's better than shopping sales that help end breast cancer? More information here.
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8.) Sign The Breast Cancer Petition. Help raise awareness and protect breast cancer patients.

9.) Collect Yoplait Lids. For every pink lid you send to Yoplait, the "Save Lids to Save Lives" program will donate 10 cents towards fighting breast cancer.
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10.) 'Like' the Yoplait Facebook Page: "Know You Girls". Click here to support breast cancer awareness month.

Friday, October 08, 2010

43 Days and Counting...

It's been...

43 days of getting little sleep...
43 days of hard studying...
43 days of walking in the hot sun to catch the bus...
43 days of eating horrible lunch food...
43 days of freezing in the school classrooms...
43 days of waking up at 5:45 a.m. sharp...
43 days of this thing they call school.

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Still, I am loving all my new friends, nice teachers and of course my new crush, Keagan*. He's on the football team, he's funny, he's cute, he's nice, his laugh is cute, and he has a great personality. 

Even though I'm really enjoying my time with my friends, I hate the work. I have to do a "seminar", where I write an essay, make a power-point and teach the class about a prompt that my teacher has given me. It's a difficult task considering that I only have about a week to work on it. I am so worn out with all this work!

Lucky for me, in 1,326 days, I'll be graduating from high school.

*names have been changed

If you judge people you have no time to love them. 
                                                       -Mother Teresa
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Do something.

Cyber bullying is a serious issue. 26% of people being bullied or cyberbullied have had suicidal thoughts. 
People laugh about it, or think "They're just words, it's no big deal" But it is.  A girl named Megan Meier committed suicide because of cruel words that were written about her on a social networking site. What you say to someone can hurt them, it can even cause them to take their life.

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September 2006, ABC News reported on a survey prepared by I-Safe.Org. This 2006 survey of 1,500 students between grades 4-8 reported:

  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. One in four have had it happen more than once.
  • 35% are special ed.
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails or other messages.
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than four out of ten say it has happened more than once.
  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful things that happened to them online. 
What can you do? 
  • When you see cyber bullying or physical/verbal bullying happening. Tell someone who can help. An adult, the police, a counselor. Or report it to the website where the bullying is taking place. 
  •  Raise awareness. Pass this post on. Or anything that will get everyone's attention. 
  • Check out for more.

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    Saturday, October 02, 2010

    Lamborghini Crush

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    My new crush is...a car. I am in love with this Edo Lamborghini Murcielago.
    My neighbor has that sexy car you see above!
    Anytime I see or hear the Lamborghini at my neighbor's house, my heart races and a huge smile comes across my face.
    Almost like the feeling you get when the hottest boy in school smiles at you.
    I probably sound crazy right now. 
    But just look at it, isn't that the sexiest car you have ever laid eyes on? For me, yes. Yes it is.
    It may be the price of a house, but I want it! Any guy I see driving this baby has to be mine. Whether he is in his 20's or in his 50's...this car makes you automatically sexy.


    Friday, October 01, 2010

    "I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when were not wise enough to see it."
                                                                             -Oprah Winfrey


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    Usually I go to bed at around 12 am and wake up at 5:45.
    Clearly, that isn't enough sleep. So last night I went to bed at 11 pm and woke up at around 6:00 am. Sure I could use more sleep then that, but for me, that was enough. I woke up feeling refreshed, energized, happy, and pretty. Immediately, I knew I was the old Minty from Junior High.

    Getting more sleep helped a lot. I didn't have tired bags under my eyes, my eyes weren't small from tiredness, and my skin was more glowy than usual. I felt so confident! At school I talked to more guys, I actually participated at the pep rally and I didn't hide my face every time I yawned or laughed.
    I felt amazing! Like I could conquer the world, nothing was going to stop me. One rude stare or whisper would not make me freak out. I'd ignore it completely, just like the old Me would. The low self-esteemed girl that posted a couple days ago isn't me. I felt like I was trapped in someone else's body. But now I'm back and couldn't be happier!