Much like while using many twitter or facebook icons available that pull the feed and display it inside a nice widget, I wish to produce a "widget" that pulls an rss feed from the wordpress blog which i have, and shows it on the static, non-wordpress page. Before I attempt getting my hands dirty with jquery, are you aware if there's any pre-existing code or plug ins available will be able to use?

You are able to plug into Wordpress's Feed while using jFeed wordpress plugin. Take a look at this question.

I discovered this wordpress plugin to become the simplest to make use of, and faster than jfeed on load.

Using Google's Gfeed wordpress plugin (using jquery), the effect can result in accomplished easily. The Solutions is layed out here: