I couldn't handle all that green. :)
I'm still playing around with the blog's look, but I kind of like this orange/blue thing. Feel free to comment, or to ignore, etc.
Thanks for all the suggestions, by the way! :)
UPDATE: This is starting to feel like a craft project--and I'm no good at those. I've decided that "boring" is preferable to "ugly" for now. Maybe I'll play around with it some more later.