Well now all of my current sites are hosted on Dreamhost. The only way to go from here is to get my own box later on down the road. Since I had to upload some files all over again I figured I'd install a new version of the textile 2.6 plugin that allowed support for the Geshi syntax highlighting engine. Let's do a quick test to see if it worked.
puts "hello world"
3.times do hello
Obviously the Geshi system is getting cleaned up by the Textile plugin. I'm still confused as to why but at this point I may just have to live without Geshi becuase I already know I can't live without Textile!