Tonight while I was browsing a few blogs, I came across an new bloggers page that I just loved. So I decided to investigate and sure enough, I was able to change my template to something different and what I think is really cool. Thanks Marisa from apt2024 for pointing out where you got your new template.
I'm still changing a few things, but thankfully I got my comments back up and everything else seems to be working now..
If you'd like to change your template, here are the steps to do so.