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19 January 2005 @ 03:21 pm
Brunettes Are Sexy  



Name: Lauren

Age: 17, 18 in a couple days

Location: Maryland

Astrological Sign: Aquarius

Marital Status: Single, but not looking.


Top 5 TV Shows: Laguna Beach, CSI, Life As We Know It, ALIAS and LOST

Top 5 Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean, She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Notebook and Eurotrip

Top 5 Bands: Incubus, Taking Back Sunday, Keane, Coldplay and Antique (Greek music)

Top 5 Foods: ANYTHING PASTA!, gyros (basically Greek food), pizza, tacos and chicken nuggets


Describe yourself with 5 words: sincere, funny, honest, blunt and sarcastic

What is your biggest pet peeve?: Being late! I can't stand it if I'm late to anything.

What is your biggest disappointment?: Quitting piano and ballet. I guess I should have continued with those thing, it would have been cool now that I think about it.

If you could change one thing about you, what would it be?: The way I gain weight like crazy, even if I watch what I eat.

What is the one thing that has kept you going, no matter what?: Knowing that I am going to be in college soon and getting away from my parents.

Do you have a role-model? If so, who and why?: Johnny Depp because he is a great actor, in my opinion. I love how he doesn't care about what anyone thinks about him, he dresses however he wants, he seems like he doesn't have a care in the world. I want to be like that.


What's Your Opinion On...

War: I'm against it because one of my good friends is at war right now and my cousin is about to go back. Maybe it's just the way I view things, but I think that issues do not have to be solved using violence.

Homosexual/Bi-Racial Relationships: I'm for any type of relationship. I think that it shouldn't matter who you fall in love with/wanted to get married to. Everyone has the right to happiness and it isn't fair that gay people are being denied this right. I have nothing against interracial dating at all. I've dated outside of my race plenty of times and even though my parents seem to dislike it, I continue to do it because as I said before, everyone as the right to happiness.

Capital Punishment: "An eye for an eye." If someone does something bad, then they deserve it right back at them.

Premarital Sex: As long as people don't have babies out of wedlock, then it is ok. At first, I was completely against it because it was against my religion, but when I thought about it, I think sex isn't as much of a big deal as everyone makes it out to be.

Religion: Everyone should be entitled to freedom of worship. After all, the colonists came to America for religious freedom. Why should we deny anyone of practicing their religion?

Alcohol/Drugs: Laws prohibiting drugs and alcohol should be more strictly enforced, but I think the legal age for alcohol usage should be 18 since that is when kids become legal adults and then they can make decisions for theirselves.


How did you find the community?: Someone promoted it in one of my journal entries.

Are you a natural brunette?: Yes, of course!

Why should we accept you?: Because I am a non-ugly brunette and this is my first rating community, so I'm just trying it out.

Promote the community to another community or to another LJ user. Who did you promote it to?:

and my pictures for you lovely ladies and gentlemen:

Edenedendion on January 20th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
I would say that having one loving, caring single parent is much better than two who are constantly at each other's throats. Ideally, two loving parents would be best, but there's no reason for parents to stay together for the child if they are miserable. That tension and stress between unhappy parents just makes things even worse for the child.

I also recall you saying that you are against abortion, even in the case of rape. That woman would have the rapist's child, and then be a single parent (if she were not married). Of course she could give the child up for adoption, and that child could bounce around from foster home to foster home until s/he is an adult. Why should a woman have to bear the child of a man who hurt her and took advantage of her? Rape is a brutal, savage ctime, and the victim should not have to suffer more.
oxpurpierainxo on January 20th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
um i wasnt talking about children of divorce, im talking about the surplus of teen parents living off of welfare. what kind of environment is that for a child? and by the way, most 16 year olds that have children arent exactly the most loving parents since they dump the kid off to daycare all day. again what kind of lifestyle is that for a child who learns to walk and talk from the daycare attendents.

and if a woman is smart after she is raped, she can go right to a hospital afterwards and have her vagina flushed before any fertilization occurred. and if she did put the child up for adoption (which is ideal since it wasnt the child's fault she was raped), i highly doubt s/he would be passed from foster home to foster home since plenty of unfertile parents would be more than happy to adopt a newborn. older children unfortunately are passed around from foster home, infants are not.
sassy_ on January 20th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
you should specify what you meant then because that sounded so effing wrong. my mom's raised me alone since i was 3 weeks old and sure it was hard for both of us but we're just as normal as anyone else and i grew up just fine.

yeah i see your point about 16 year olds having kids and stuff but not all are like that. my friend's mom had her when she was 16 and she's just fine too. amazingly, a lot of teenagers have support of their parents.

i just hated the way you phrased that.
oxpurpierainxo on January 20th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
ok, this isnt directed at you but just a statement in general. there are alot of things that people say in this community that i dont agree with or think are wrong (in my opinion) but i dont try to force my opinion on someone else (not that i am saying you do). but you have to take in account where everyone in this community are from edenlion is from iowa or something and i have no idea where you are from, but im from philadelphia (well south NJ but philadelphia is a good reference point) and where i am from, teen moms really dont have the support of their parents but if they do where you are from, thats why you feel the way you do. i dont know how things are in iowa but i know philadelphia and thats where my views are constructed and also i was raised by both my mom and dad and basically had a silver spoon in my mouth my whole life (call me a brat if you want) but when i am finished all of my schooling, i want to be able to give all to my kids just as much as my parents did for me. unfortunately teen moms cant do that because a HS diploma does not go far.

i personally dont think the opinions section of the survey is necessary because certain people get very offended by statements.
sassy_ on January 20th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
first off, i agree with you about the opinion section, it never helps anyone and personally i don't really think it matters. soo i agree with you.

and i'm not trying to enforce my opinions on, i'm sorry if it came out that way. i'm from bethesda, MD and pretty much everyone here is spoiled and rich and that's the environment i grew up in too. i have nothing against you at all and i find it so much better how you said teen moms this time.

that phrase had just really pissed me off because my mom is what is considered a "single mom"

no hard feelings?
oxpurpierainxo on January 20th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
no, of course not...no hard feelings at all.

when i was voting i had just come back from my night class and was really mentally exhausted but i was referring to teens because i honestly feel that divorced/working/whatever single moms are very admirable and i look up to them

in fact my uncle's (not blood related) dad left his mom when him and his brothers were very young and she had to do it all herself. i thought that took some courage.

Edenedendion on January 20th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
You just worded your original statement poorly, and I misunderstood. I didn't mean to cause a whole big debate on this.

I do live in Iowa, but I'm from rural Arkansas. My mom has been married 4 times, and I had to deal with a lot of moving and poverty as a child. It wasn't fun, but I dealt with it and I think I turned out okay. I'm just glad my mom was older than a teenager when she had me (she was almost 26) or else I don't think she could have coped with it. There are several teenage parents who are great with their kids, but they are probably in the minority. For every good parent out there, teenager or otherwise, there are probably ten bad ones, sadly enough. =/
oxpurpierainxo on January 20th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
you're right, my phrasing was inappropriate but i had just come back from a nightclass was mentally drained. so i didnt mean to appear ignorant.

im sure you turned out better than ok!!! but it sucks to go through all of that moving around and stuff especially since children dont usually react to that too positively. and hey i dont have the perfect homelife...my parents are usually at each other's throats constantly anymore. but i am also 22 and my brother and sister are older so we shrug it off but if i were little seeing that, that might not be the case. everyone's home life is different but i feel (maybe its just me) that we form are views based on what we see. and growing up i didnt see much divorce or much poverty between my family or my friends and now that i go to school in west philly (which probably means nothing to you but think old school fresh prince of bell air theme song hehe) and i see alot of broken homes and teen moms or whatever, it breaks my heart to see children grow up like that.

i hope there are no hard feelings and i apologize for upsetting you if i did. i respect your opinions.
Edenedendion on January 20th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
No hard feelings at all. I just misunderstood. I do agree with you in the sense that we are shaped by our environment, to an extent. Coming from the other side of the poverty line, it's kind of depressing to move into a richer area of the country and see all of these people who have so much, when all of your life you've had next to nothing. It can make one jaded.
Jillmmm_jillicious on January 20th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
That is an extremely stereotypical viewpoint, it seems, the way you're expressing it. You can't categorize all teen single parents from what you've seen on t.v. or maybe the few you've met. No, it may not be an ideal lifestyle, but there are kids who make it. And many teen parents have family help them out, so not everyone who chooses to have a child out of wedlock is depending on daycares to raise their child.

Also, women who are raped are typically in shock, and scared. They sometimes don't have the prescence of mind to go to a hospital, that doesn't mean they aren't smart.

I do think adoption at birth is usually the best choice for single teen moms, but I just don't think it's fair to refer all the different situations as having one outcome.

I don't want to start a big debate or anything, but I just thought I would give my two cents.
sassy_ on January 20th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
i agree 100% with your two cents
oxpurpierainxo on January 20th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
ok i dont know where you are from but where i am from (philadelphia area) there are surpluses of daycares flooded with infants/toddlers, etc. so now, i do not know any teen moms or go by what i see on TV. i am more educated than that. but i do know that philadelphia has a huge problem with teen moms going on welfare, sending kids to daycare, kids raising kids, etc.

for instance, actually i do know of a particular situation where i can shed a formation for my point of view. a guy i went to HS with got some girl pregnant and yes he dumped her but he did come around to see his daughter. well the girl wanted HIM back and tried to get his attention by suffocating their daughter. so no i dont feel that teens are that mature to raise children.

maybe its ok where you are from. but where i am from, there is so much negativity because of the way the kids are brought up and it breaks my heart. so no, i dont agree with it.

elleyk5187 on January 21st, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
Re: yes!!
i'm so with you on this!

i come from town that sounds like where you go to school. well that's where my school is. we're very spread out and the poor to rich ratio is pretty equal.

i see all the teen moms and how they treat their kids. most teen moms aren't stable enough. they're just in high school for christ's sake. i have a friend that got pregnant..i haven't seen her for a while. but i heard she was walking around swining the baby carrier like it was a doll. also..during the fall at football games, this girl would bring her baby. shouldn't that little girl be asleep at home that late at night on a friday night? also she would let other kids hold her and take care of her. she didn't even care about the baby. yes there are the very select few (like mama_rabbit) that are mature enough to do this, but usually they end up on their own. it's babies raising babies for real.
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elleyk5187 on January 23rd, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
Re: yes!!
you're probably better than a lot of moms out there. bradys definitely blessed.