Wow. This html thing is pretty cool. It's made much cooler when a bunch of other smart people and google do all the work for you. I started out (just!) wanting to add another column to this thing, but of course got all sidetracked and focused on things like background colors and rounded corners. It's not perfect, but I do like having another column. Now I need to go look at other blog layouts to figure out how to refine this so it's a bit more to my liking. These are the sorts of places where my graphic design background is more of a hindrance. I get all caught up on minutia of things like how to add 2 pixels of 'padding' to the text so it isn't jammed up next to the edge of its black background box. My prioritizing is just stellar lately. I'm quitting for now, but if you've got suggestions, make sure to leave a comment.
A big thanks to those responsible for all the helpful tutorials and tricks I found on these sites: