I keep dorking around with the layout of this thing and I apologize if it's completely annoying. No matter what I do, I find the ashes of my one-time graphics profession keep rearing their collective ashy head.
Doing stuff in Blogger templates sucks, by the way. I really hate working with templated pages or rendered whatevers. It's fussy and busy and you can't look at it without running it through their cut-n-paste form-grinder.