I recently made my own WordPress theme, called Winterbird, for this site. I thought I'd run down the resources I used and outline my process.
Allow plenty of time. It took me about 15 hours to get Winterbird looking and functioning pretty much like I wanted, and I've had a lot of practice tweaking other people's themes. Your mileage may vary greatly, depending on what you want your theme to look like and do.
I know everyone was excited about Inauguration Day. I caught a bit of the party down by the clock tower on my way home yesterday. Yes, there was dancing in the streets!
My mom asked for my thoughts and feelings about the momentous day. I didn't really catch the fever. Don't get me wrong: I am very, very glad Barack Obama is our president. It's just that I'm not that big on ceremonies and speeches.