2. After dicking around forever, I finally got an account with Dreamhost and while I was causing trouble registered a new domain name. The hold-up was that I had to send an email* to my old guy asking him not to renew me for the year, but i felt kind of :| about it since it's somebody I went to college with, but really, I want to do Wordpress, and it was cheaper this way, so...in the near future, www.theratbox.com will cease to exist.
but guess who owns www.kira-kira.net now? XD
*probably I should have waited until I got a reply to this email, given the lack of reply to my last email, but i'd been putting it off so long, i just wanted it all over all at once. oh well, if I end up paying for two websites for a little while, c'est la vie.