I finally had some time to update the look of the blog. I brushed off my web skills and I think I made it look more professional. Let me know what you think.
PS: I got the backgrounds and header picture from a cool site called http://www.shabbyblogs.com/. But I had to do some tweaking to get it to work the way I wanted to. I'm used to being able to manipulate web pages more than blogger allows you.