defeated algebra // password

I've officially lost it. I don't know what happened, but a few days ago I forgot my password for my phone. It was one of those 4-digit codes and I blanked. Well...it wasn't like I've had this password for months and forgot it suddenly. No.. I had changed it minutes before because two of my younger siblings cracked my code (ahh they shall remain nameless. ;)). So, after 10 times of trying my code (and waiting 1 minute..then 5..then..10..then 60..then 60 again) my phone disabled and I freaked. I went to bed hitting myself of the forehead. At this point, I couldn't even TRY to find out my password!! I woke up the next morning with hopes that it was all a bad dream.. it wasn't. So after a call or two to Apple, some google searching for help, and problems in between (like clicking update instead of restore..so the update took 7 hours. And then a storm happened and we had to unplug the computer and I had to do it again. I once again clicked update and waited another 7 hours. I found out at 6 a.m that I did the wrong thing and had to fix that. :P)

 So I lost EVERYTHING on my phone. My photos since April..apps, contacts..the whole shebang. Oh, and I won't go into detail about how I forgot my Spotify, texting app, skype app, AND my google hangouts password. No.. I won't do that. :P Just sit back in wait...there is more to come.
Algebra. Most of you girls know what I mean when I bold that word. ;) But anyways.. I've been trying to finish my mine by Saturday. I had 9 lessons and 2 quizzes on Sunday - last night I had 2 lessons and one quiz. I've been staying up..late, early, whatever you call it - it has been cutting back on my sleep time. SO! This shall be the last time the word algebra will be put on my blog...just geometry now. :P lol

 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDD!!! Guess-y what-y!

I won the GRAND prize for summer reading!!!

 Sarah and I went to the pizza party and my librarian friend gave me this look and suddenly, I knew. I had won something.. maybe the big one! I waited while the teens were talking..waited until all the other drawings were done..then she said "Time for the GRAND PRIZE drawing! And the person who read the most this summer is.....Julia!!" YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! I got up and received a $25 gift card (which I was even more surprised by. I didn't know what the grand prize was!!). I still can't believe I won the grand prize.. I haven't won anything, summer reading wise, in 5 years! That's a long time. ;) 

So now you know what has kept me from posting in a week.. I really missed it after posting so often last month! Don't worry, I plan to keep it busy like I did last month. :) I just need to start taking more pictures since I lost so many.. 

 Have you ever forgotten your phone code and lost everything?
When was the last time you won something?
Have you ever hysterically started laughing?? ;)

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  1. Ugh, that's terrible! I'm sorry about your phone!

    Oh, yes, geometry. ;) That's the new word! I'll be doing it too next grade (starting next month). Congrats on finishing Algebra!

    -M-
    PS What have you been reading lately?

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    1. Haha, thanks.. it's okay now.. thankfully! :D Oh dear, yes.. the new word. ;) Me too. I'm excited to start! Thanks! Actually, nothing.. crazy for me! I've been staying up so late doing school that I haven't started a new one since I finished summer reading. Don't worry, after these 2 lessons, I'll be reading. ;)

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  2. The time I was most proud of myself for winning something was last year when I won third place overall at a college festival. I was SO STINKING HAPPY!!! And I won out of over 60 photographs. I got to stand up in front of the whole auditorium and claim my trophy and a certificate for a free summer class. ;) I was also proud when I won a design competition for a website. I LOVE WINNING! LOL

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    1. I know! I still think it is the coolest thing that you beat all of those pictures!! I actually don't think you ever showed me the winning picture... I want to see it. ;) That must have been awesomely nerve wrecking! :D What?? I don't think you told me about that either?! You are snazzy! ;) I win things by chance - you use your talents and win. That's awesome. :D

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  3. Oh my gosh, I would FREAK if I lost my password!
    Ugh, please don't remind me about GEOMETRY. I finally finished algebra and now more math.

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    1. Hahaa. I did. I don't spaz often..but I did a little this time. Thankfully my family was understanding. ;)
      LOL! Sorry ;) I didn't mean to! I know the feeling..but we can do this!! :D

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  4. Oooh I hate forgetting passwords! I had one on my Kindle Fire once, forgot it, and also had to completely reset it. Luckily, I didn't have any photos or such on it; I was more upset about losing all the progress in my apps and games than anything. I'm so sorry you lost all that :(

    Yay, algebra's over! ^^ I've got algebra 2 this year :( AND I never finished Algebra 1 last year (long story) so I'm basically unprepared. *sigh* Oh, well. I'll make it. Then there's geometry, and something else (can't remember what comes in senior year haha) and then it'll be over. Until college...*weeping*

    Congrats on winning! I've never won a giveaway, but my mom did once--she won an iPod nano a few years back but now that she has an iPhone she basically never uses it. But she still won't let me have it! smh.

    Nice post ^^

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. Yay! lol! I'm not the only one.. I am just TERRIBLE with remembering codes. I'm paranoid that people know mine and so I always try to do different words. I guess it backfired. ;) Isn't that annoying?! Like a huge glitch in the Apple system! :P

      Hahaa, thanks! :) Ohh dear.. I just finished that.. Eek, don't worry. I had a more difficult time with Algebra 1 than 2. And I made it! Though I switched to a different curriculum and that helps millions. I believe Consumers Math or something or another is for the senior year. Oh my gosh.. I just realized next year is my last! Ah! I want to stay in school forever... :O

      Thanks! :D You should try to enter more! Bloggers are ALWAYS having them. :D Ohh, that's a great win! Hahaa! ;) Aww, you are kind! I wrote it up on very little sleep..so I'm hoping for few typos. lol!

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  5. Ack! I'm sorry to hear about your phone! That is so bothersome.

    Congrats on winning the summer reading challenge! Any books that were particular favorites this summer?

    Also, good luck with Algebra! I never enjoyed it that much but maybe you'll be more fortunate. ;)

    God bless!

    Dani from A Vapor in the Wind

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    1. Aww, thanks! It was sooo upsetting. I had to swallow my anger and just give up and click the restart button. I tried not to think about everything I was losing.. I am SO thankful for my blog though! I didn't lose nearly as much because I have put a huge majority on here. Except for those embarrassing ones that I still loved ;) ;)
      Haha! Thanks! Hmmm... *scrambles upstairs to get my journal full of book titles*. The Chronicles of Narnia for a start. I really gleaned a lot from the books when I read over the series this month. :) "Kisses from Katie" was amazing to read again! :D "Sister Freaks"...ohh, that one. Oh, it is the. BEST. "Just Jane" was interesting! I didn't love everything in the book, but it was fun to try a different genre. :) Haha, I could go on forever. ;) Thanks!! I'm still at 2 lessons until finished FOREVER. I'm having a slow day.. lol
      Aww same to you!! :)

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  6. I'm so sorry about losing everything on your phone! I always forget my passwords for everything so I usually end up making all of my passwords being similar to one another except on subtle difference to each one... but even I tend to forget which difference goes with which account.

    Congrats on winning the summer reading grand prize! I won the same prize for the summer reading program at my library, but I think I got the third place prize; the grand prize was $50 dollars and something else that I forgot. The problem I have with money is that when I have money, I'm so indecisive on what to spend it on. xD

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thanks.. you are sweet! :) Haha, I do the same thing! I always forget what little change I made to it though.. boy what is up with our teenage minds?! lol Wow! That's great!! Good job! :D LOL! I'm trying to stay practical but fun.. I'm thinking a new backpack or some fancy dancy beautifying products?? ;) Whatever it is, I want to have a blast! I mean, I did work hard for it. ;)

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  7. Haha the last time I won something was never! I'm a sucker for YouTube giveaways though, so maybe one of these days :)

    Em // Lynde Avenue

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    1. Hahaa, I hope so!! :D I tend to enter giveaways and then win something that I didn't really want. Oh well. lol

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  8. It's really annoying when you loose your phone password! It's happened to me before, except I had misplaced my phone for like a year and then I FINALLY found it, and I couldn't remember the password...so, I had to clear everything and all my apps and everything were gone.
    I haven't put a password on my phone since...xD

    Yay!! That's awesome about the prize! :)

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. Oh my! lol! A year?! Where was it?? lol!! I couldn't do that. It would drive me batty so I would HAVE to tear the whole house apart until I found it. I'm just that type though. ;) Oh! So you know my pain! Hahaa, I didn't have one of there for days, but then I decided to put a word code on. ;) Thanks!! :)

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  9. I have actually locked myself out of my iPod before, but I didn't have as many important things on my iPod, like e-mail or texting:p Oh....algebra:( Totally not excited about that! I am so behind in math! *cringe*
    I enjoyed your pictures! <3
    -Clara

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    1. Ohh did you lose everything too??! It's terrible isn't it. :P Aww, you can do it!! Hahaa, I was too..math is just the things that everyone is behind in. Except for those random people who fly through it.. lol!

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  10. How many minutes did you read? I read just over ten thousand minutes for Summer Reading! XP

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    1. I got to 133 hours or so.. :D You did great!! Has your summer reading ended? Did you win anything? :D

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  11. So sorry about your phone!! My siblings once tried to find out my password and restarted everything over. They were only 2 and 4 though. Also, I just forgot the password to my kindle. Thankfully after about 20 try's, I got it right. :)

    Wow! Congrats! Sounds like fun. I wish that we did more with our library but we just don't have time.

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    1. Ohh haha! Thanks, my phone is basically fine now. I just wish I had all my lost photos! :P Aww, well maybe next year. :)

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  12. Oh, you poor, poor dear! I hope things begin to brighten up for you! Congratulations on winning Summer Reading! I've never won any kind of contest, besides a coloring contest, once, (lol!) so I can imagine how excited you are!

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    1. Oh I was so excited!! :D I can't wait to post about what I spent my gift card on! I'm going to work on it now. ;)

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