Well, in the CSS templates, there are different grid blocks for content, and I thought about dividing the background into texture and image... Like two panels of black or rust texture on either side, with my fire-breathing Dommie image in the middle block of the screen (with text). Or have him on the right side, and the textured background on the left (with the links). I'm sure it can be done, judging by the examples... I'll mess with it tomorrow.
For whatsoever from one place doth fall,
is with the tide unto another brought;
For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.