searched the forums and saw in the codex how to make a dropdown list for archives but all it did was make me an emptly drop down list without my archives.
tried the ELA plugin but I must be doing something really wrong because that has no effect anywhere that I can see once I activate it and tinker with it's options.
Just a nice little monthly dropdown space saving thingy is all I need.
Thanks if you can help. And don't wack me upside the head for my posting spree, that Mr. Handy gave me permission to be a posting slut.