Blargh, CSS2
I'm mainly adding this post so that the column of blog entries will be longer than the column with the sidebar in it. However, I'll also use this to register a plea to any CSS geeks out there:

How the Hell do I set up a simple two-column-plus-header format??? Like:
Col OneCol Two

Why is that so hard?!? The tricky bit, I find, is that if I set the second column to "positon:relative", then no matter what I do, it's at the bottom of the screen. That makes sense to me.

However, if I set it to "position:absolute", then it gets yanked out of its parent div, and my borders and backgrounds no longer work. Wha thte hell!?!??!