thanks for the post inthegray. Yeah, that's basically how I would like it to work. The "problem" with samuarize is that you either have the "widgets" attached to the desktop, or always on top (as far as I know). I'd only like to information to pop up much like only when the notification pops up.
I've messed around with Desktop X and Samurize, and can't seem to get them to work that way, so unless someone knows of a way, then I'd be a happy man