beloved old template on notice

I'm going to be trying out the upgraded Blogger templates for a bit. The objective here is to reproduce my old template as closely as possible while taking advantage of all the new nubbly bits that bloggah-bayduh has to offer. Bear with me. I'm not like Schmutzie, who thinks nothing of taking apart her entire site and reassembling it into something strange and new. I'm an internets fuddy-duddy.

You'd be amazed at how often the Firefox spellcheck flags my posts.

Update: Actually, I'm liking the white right now. Let's stay with simple for the moment.