The paper brought another reason to hold off on buying a new car for a while. Apparently they're considering sales tax exemption for hybrid vehicles from 2004/07/01 to 2008/06/30. That along with the minor hybrid tax deduction would help a little (I always remember the tax deduction being more than it actually is, I think the sales tax exemption might help even more than the tax deduction).
I skipped out on the gym tonight. The weather was so nice I decided to walk around Como Lake a few times. It was pretty dark by the time I was done but it's a nice change of pace from the gym.