Seriously, you can add/subtract things from your theme templates however you like. As long as you don't interfere with the PHP code you can (and should - every time I hit a new site with just the basic Kubrick it kinda turns me off as a reader) make your site your own.
Pop it in where you think you want it, check it in your web browser. If it's broken, move it somewhere else. Like magic, you're a web developer!
(As you learn more, you'll be able to disregard the part about not messing with the PHP - you'll WANT to mess with it! ;-))