Welcome Mad Oilman!
My wonderful husband makes his internet debut tonight :-)
I think I'll be playing with MovableType quite a bit in the near future, as I'm managing his site as well as my own. In anticipation of one of his requests, I finally built a link module and implemented it here (see Daily Reads, Art and Technology, and Current Events sections on the sidebar). I'm very proud of myself, although this has been on my to-do list forever.... I built my lists from my FeedDemon opml files and it was quite a surprise to realize how many sites I only visit via RSS. I only go to the actual sites if they don't have full text RSS, so I had completely forgotten what some of these sites really "look" like. Maybe that's why it doesn't bother me that I still have a default template here ;-)
Future projects include del.icio.us links (for me) and sitemeter and ecosystem setup (for him). I'm feeling quite confident, since I managed to get MT running on my local machine for testing (thank you wampserver) so I don't have to worry about crashing my real site while I try stuff out. We'll see how long that confidence lasts....