update – realized something was wrong with my archives. it has to do with me running an old blogger. apparently now, blogger doesn’t automatically compile an archive file and the only way to archive is through a side bar. me having 6 years of archives and almost a post every month, it came out to about 70 extra links on the sidebar. so i added a drop down menu.

i also made some cosmetic changes but i’m not sure if i like it.