As you may have noticed, I switched up my blog template a bit. Not sure how I feel about it, really, so I was hoping for some input from you folks. Regardless, it's the direction I was wanting to take the Cereal Box, since the old orange text-on-spooky house background looked way Halloweeny, as both Spence and Hilly pointed out. But know that I look at the redone background, it reminds me of the menu screens from my "Lost" DVD.
In case you're interested, I posted the original version of the picture I modified for the background here, on my Flickr account. It's the living room curtains, not bamboo. Sorry.
I've also added a few permanent links to the extended affiliation of Back of the Cereal Box recommendations on the right sidebar: Girls Are Pretty, Toothpaste for Dinner, AemonCannon and Black and White Animals.
Enjoy, and please share your thoughts.