Okay. I was frustrated enough to shut down the computer and as it was giving it's closing messages I saw where it said it had unmounted python and gave a path of /opt/python.
So, I booted up again and navigated to that directory with the filemanager. After playing around a bit, I found myself in the /opt/python/bin where I saw an executable. Clicking on it did nothing, except it caused the cpu to whir a bit. So, I fired up a terminal...
To make a long story short, I can get an interpreter by entering the command as:
So, I guess I need to set this in my system path. But how do I do that? Or is there something else I need to do?