Well, after a night of trying different themes, I decided on the classic Kubric 2 theme along with some custom CSS and images. I have a cool application on my Mac called CSS Edit. This makes CSS editing a dream.
Also check out the three column version of Kubric 2, that is one for another rainy night.
I bought my header image from iStockPhoto and make the necessary adjustments in Photoshop. Bingo, the site is now created. Hope you like it.
Next to do is to sort out the right sidebar and get the modules installed I need for this blog.
So far so good, WordPress is way cooler than TypePad!