it was linked in boatmom's post in the OOC comm, but set your LJ layouts to Minimalism and apply the coding from HERE
to create a more tolerable and loadable LJ. (of course, you'll have to view pages in your own style for it to apply everywhere.) with this, you get subject lines!! and verdana, if you choose to apply the second bit of CSS there! and the old browse function! it's not perfect but it looks a whole lot more like the old LJ and should load better for those of you on cell phones or older computers :(
edit: and if you're like me and prefer white background to the light gray, just change the #fafafa in the first line of the css to #ffffff!