I use WordPress to pretty much run most of this site. One of this things I've been doing for static pages, like my archives, gallery and colophon, is create a new PHP file, include the header and footer code from WordPress and then fill in my own content in the middle. This works, but is a bit of a pain in the arse to maintain.
Well, not for much longer... I've just discovered, via this article, that WordPress 1.5, and later has the ability to create "Pages" and assign custom templates etc to these pages - cool 8-). Add in a couple of plugins and I can get my whole site running from WordPress... effectively making WordPress a complete CMS for my site.
Now, as I'm working this weekend, I may as well use my time to migrate my static pages across.