Let us say I've three different pages, page1, page2, and page3.

I would like page1 and page2 to show on my small static top of the page. Will I restrict the loop to simply pull page1 and page2, or should i start the loop, test for title="page1" or something like that like this, after which print? Thanks! -Joe

I'd skip the loop and just use get_page($id) as referred to here:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Function%5FReference/get%5Fpage

All that you should know may be the ID's of the pages, and you will pull them individually anywhere you would like.