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But it looks like going over to my .com will be a post-New Year’s project. Installing WordPres onto my server and being able to update it has been riddled with issues.

Two days of very hard work, and I’m throwing in the towel for the time being. I hope everyone has had an excellent break and is well-stocked on home supplies for when the storm breaks out.

I hope my readership has a delightful, restful, peaceful Thanksgiving! My Thanksgiving entails having friends over, catsitting for another friend, and healing a cold/flu.

This year, I’m particularly thankful that I’m in a grad program I enjoy and that my physics thesis is over. I’m also thankful that this year has been a productive year of dance for me. And of course, there are the people and things I’m thankful for every year. Friends, overall health, etc.- they always deserve a mention.

Again, have a happy holiday!

I began this week with extremely sore muscles from Bharatanatyam on Sunday. Basically, we did some floorwork-esque dancing. My quads- well, I could feel my muscles working every step of the way; straightening my leg was difficult. Today is the first day my quads feel normal. That made everything take at least twice as long. I also attended dance class Tuesday and found out that was tougher than I had anticipated because of my quads. However, I don’t believe that attending class exacerbated or prolonged my achy quads.

The second big time consumer this week was that someone tried breaking into my apartment. Nothing was stolen and no one was injured, thank goodness (my SO caught the guy trying to come into the window), but it is still nerve-wracking. The police were called, they came out to investigate, etc. Although I am thankful that the local police were very concerned and did a fine job, it did take time. My landlord is supposed to stop by this weekend to ensure secure windows. This set back my week, because I had work that I needed to cram in today and tomorrow.

Hopefully, due to the holiday, next week will go back to normal.

The title says it all. Last week was particularly busy, because I had work due, dance stuff out the wazoo (two Bharatanatyam classes and Meiver’s fan veil workshop), and my teeth were getting the dental care that they so desperately needed.

Boston University’s Dental School offers a fairly low-cost dental plan for most students in the Boston-area (check to see if your school is listed). Dental insurance is incredibly difficult to obtain, period, let alone to get for a reasonable price. For about $300 per year, I can get my teeth cleaned, my cavities filled, and a few other services. Nothing fancy like root canals or crowns, but having had to pay out of pocket for the basics, $300 is a steal price for basic care.

The person treating you is a student, but despite hearing horror stories about student dentists, I have had nothing but top-notch care (I have gone to Tufts for work before). A dental professor also checks out the student’s work to ensure s/he did a good job. I’ve been pleased with BU’s service thus far.

The downside is waiting. Getting an appointment is tricky, since your student dentist is still in classes and needs to schedule around those. You have to wait at the office, because the dental professors typically have a few students to check. It isn’t terrible, though; I usually check my email or listen to music while I wait.

I’m slowly getting more time for things and have more things to write about than time permits :).

I’ve been hard at work with MassRaqs (most done remotely), so I try to get away from the computer as much as possible.

However, I wanted to give a shout out to essa the name generator, an iPhone app my SO made. It makes a lot of different kind of names, based on some algorithm to help make the names realistic. It’s pretty cool, so please check it out.

If you own a .com/.net/.whatever, you should check to make sure that you are not revealing too much info about yourself. Your registration info is public, so that means your name, address, and phone number can be easily traced back to your domain. Thanks to the wisdom of Bhuz and the Twitter-verse, you only pay a few bucks to keep that info off the internet. Well worth it, in my opinion.

I have been writing in this blog for two years. I’ve learned a lot since beginning and  had a a lot of fun writing. I hope you enjoyed my writing, too, and people perhaps have gleaned some important info from it.

Happy 2 year birthday, dear blog!

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