One of the things I enjoy about maintaining megnut is the ability it provides for me to go back in time and view what I was thinking about or doing at this time last year, or the year before. Poking around in July of 2000, I stumbled across this post in which I was bemoaning the lack of progress in my life. It's funny to see that since that time, I've actually checked some things off that list. Book? Written! Savings for house? In the black! (Though woefully short of a San Francisco down payment.) 29? Long gone! Marriage? Kids? PhD? Well, some things take time. And with some people, they take lots of time.