i got wordpress to work ! with pretty template.
you guys were right. it really wasn't too hard. once i knew what i was doing *coughs* it only took 15 minutes to sort out. too bad it took over a day to figure out how to do it in the first place ;)
*goes back to playing*
possible upload of site tonight. *fingers crossed*
edit: so... what sites/hacks do you guys (with more wordpress experience than i) recommend? ♥