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I now have Internet on my laptop! I've had it for three days.

Silly as it may sound , I didn't think of Googling the answer to "How to find a password for the router" because I assumed that if it wasn't found in the Network and Sharing Center on my parents' computer and my parents' didn't know, it was lost forever and we needed a tech dude from the Internet service company to find it somehow. Ironically Matt found the answer in Yahoo! Answers.

Finding the passcode my parents told me didn't exist )

Now that I've all my bookmarks and all back, it's kind of addictive. I obviously can't use Hulu or Netflix here but I can still download the e-books and audio books from CPL and WPLC. *knocks on wood* And that's what I did Wednesday. It's nice to have both Matt's and my CPL cards to download books from. :P CPL only allows 6 downloads and 3 holds per card from their Downloadable Media Library. WPLC is a little cooler - 10 downloads and 10 holds.

I tried Eoin Colfer's Airman but lost interest pretty quickly. I love his Artemis Fowl series and The Wish List but this one just felt too...prosaic, I guess. There's no fantasy and I'm not interested in historical fiction, usually. Also, planes and flying mechanisms don't much interest me. Guess that's another reason some steampunk books completely lose me...

Then I reread Carolyn Mackler's The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things which I definitely recommend. It's very honest. I bought my own copy years ago while in high school. It was originally published in 2003 and yep, after 9 years, I still find it a compelling book. Of course it's not perfect but I found it very relatable.

But with two days of these books, I think I'm able to stop getting sucked into the Internet. Again, there's no websites I can stream TV shows from (that I know of) and with the time difference, I really don't have anybody to chat online with GMail or anything now. It's study time!

Here's some good GRE studying news:
I'm done with the Arithmetic section in the GRE Quantitative book! I'm going to start the Algebra Section! I love algebra! ♥
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I can't wait until your Gold Dust album comes out! 

I haven't bought a ticket for your concert here in Warsaw in October.  For one, not sure how to get there, for another I'll be going alone, and for third, it's before my GRE and I didn't exactly study as much as I should have and did as well as I could have for my previous GRE.

Four photos from her Gold Dust photoshoot seen here.

A teaser


Can't believe she's 49 years old!
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Amy has a bucket which contains 4 2/3 gallons of water. She pours out 1/4 of the water. After several hours pass, 3/7 of the water remaining in the bucket evaporates. How many gallons of water remain?

Give your answer as a fraction. ____ gallons


Here's How to Crack It

Your impulse may be to convert all those fractions into decimals. Don't. First off, they're fairly messy as decimals (3.7 ~ 0.42857 ... ), and secondly, there are some nice simplifications we can do with the fractions.

Start with that 4 2/3 gallons. Convert it into an improper fraction, which means it is 12/3 + 2/3 = 14/3. Now we want to find 1/4 of 14/3, and then 3/7 of that. So we want to find 14/3 x 1/4 x 3/7.

Notice that we can simplify the 3 in the denominator of the first fraction with the 3 in the numerator of the last fraction, leaving us 14/1 x 1/4 x 1/7.

Simplify a 7 from the top of the first fraction and the bottom of the last, leaving 2/1 x 1/4 x 1/1.

Now simplify out a 2 from the first and middle fractions, leaving 1/1 x 1/2 x 1/1. Enter in 1 on the top of the fraction box, and 2 on the bottom.

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