What I was shooting for:
I was hoping to get a nice welcome page that offers and opt-in using WP-PHP List plugin. **opt-in still acts buggy...I'm on top of that problem***
I also wanted to include another table ... either side by side with the opt-in table or somewhere on the page where I you can link through to the blog itself.
Lastly, I wanted to have a horizontal menu at the top of the page with links Home, Blog, and Contact.
Obviously I haven't got everything I was shooting for. I tried to fix it myself. It's not working out, there's so much to read about templates.
Can anyone guide me to getting it to run like what I was going for?