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This section is officially completely and totally dead. It will stay around, but from now on I'm going to be posting on the NEW BLOG. Cheers!

During the past week, I've started work on a new design for this section that will allow me a lot more freedom to update, as well as allow for commenting, etc. My goal is to have it launched by the end of the month (and with any luck, a little sooner). It's going to be a slightly different address than this one (which will stay around growing moldy), so check back here for a link. It should be real keen.

Another month with no update in this section. As I did the manual task of updating yet another month (with barely anything written), I realized that I've been doing this section for four years. The sad thing is that I actually want to do more with it, I just haven't spent the time reworking things. Because of that, I find it hard to get excited about posting in this section when it's all by hand and doesn't have much in terms of functions or interaction.

In the first 11 days of the new year, I've read three books. I ended up finishing last year on the same number that I mentioned in my last post, then went on a spree as soon as the calendar flipped over to 2006. I know I won't be able to keep that torrid pace for the entire year (and none of the books were that long), but it feels good to be plowing through some things again. I already have two more books in the queue and one of them will be started tomorrow on the bus ride to work.

In other news, TG and I splurged and got an elliptical trainer this past weekend. Both of us wanted to exercise a little more, but find it hard to get out and do much at night when we get home from work during the winter. The weather has been rather nice here, so I've still been rollerblading on the weekends when I get a chance (if you can imagine rollerblading in January in Nebraska, kinda weird). At times in the past, though, I would exercise at least 45 minutes every day of the week, and once or twice a week wasn't cutting it for me anymore. I've done the trainer 3 of the 4 nights since we got it, and I can already tell that I'm going to like it. It's no impact, but despite seeming like it's going to be a cakewalk, I end up getting a damn good workout. My legs and arms burn after every 35-minute session and according to the machine itself I've burnt well over 500 calories a night. Best of all, I've only managed to rip it up on the halfway hardest setting the machine has, so I still have some room to get better (as well as up my exercise time to closer to 45 minutes). I will get in great shape, even if I have to stay inside (which is perfect for me, seeing as how I don't really like going to fitness clubs).

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