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Wow

I'd just like to take a moment to say how wonderful it feels to turn in a research paper. You don't have to worry about anything anymore. It's as if your whole life just became a million times easier. Now I can pretty much coast through the rest of the semester.

Life is good.

Math

I attended the BYU Mathematics REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) this last summer. It was lots of fun and I wrote a reasearch paper on length minimization in the hyperbolic plane. The paper has just been accepted for publication in the Illinois Journal of Mathematics.

Waltz

This is really cool. I started doing a research paper for my History of Dance class and it was just fun. I did a paper on the Waltz. I never knew it had such an interesting history before. When it first appeared in ballrooms it was scandalous. Many different variations of the waltz were created, such as the Viennese Waltz and the American Waltz. Others have since died out, like the hesitation waltz, which is now incorporated into the American Waltz.