I finally worked out my personal problems with my wordpress themes and found one I generally liked and was simple enough that I don’t need to maintain it. It also loads quickly and isn’t overburdened with graphics.
I am starting the Great Ponder about doing what all the cool kids are doing — locking down comments on LJ and routing traffic to the wordpress blog. Yes? No? Anyone have any good experiences with that? Bad? Leave comments in both? I certainly won’t stop crossposting.