Since I wanted to do away with the regular blog-style, and make my site attractive to friends and family who are interested in my private bits, and the rest of the world who might want to check out my recipes, WordPress tipps or general crap, I created a theme that I call dm-mag.
Check it out in action: http://www.mores.cc
Currently the categories are called manually, once I get WP to cycle through parent categories only I'll release it. Oh, and I need to add a category view as well. Doesn't work properly at the moment.
Of course, it also uses my nifty plugin EasyPermGals.