OK. Worked perfectly. Now the get-pickys. It opens an ugly, small, white xterm window. I've been spoiled with the big, half-screen, transparent Terminal window. So is it possible to change it to that or do I live with it? And should it only open a terminal window or should it activate vim as well. Thanks by the way, for the quick response.
Here's what I did for the people as new as me. Everything grannygeek suggested worked perfectly. One special note: the path to the program that you type in aka 'command' needs to be only
"vim". If you type in usr/bin/vim you will get a terminal window. But if you type in just vim
then you will get a terminal window that is already running vim. A small detail but nice to me. I also downloaded an official Vim icon from here:http://www.vim.org/logos.php
so now I have a Vim icon sitting in my task bar. Another small detail, but again, it makes for a nice personal touch for me. To each his own. So the only thing to make this perfect is to figure out how to make the window look like my terminal window; a bit larger and transparent. Thanks GG for the assistance!