Yes I understand your predicament.
What you want to do would require writing some custom code.
I unfortunately cannot complete that before the weekend and we don’t offer customization services. We want to focus on building themes specifically.
If you want to take a crack at it you can look at the code on the blog.php file between line 22-63.
I will have a look next week and see if I can find a quick solution for you.
Does that work for you?