The good news: I just incidentally checked out a beginner fingerpicking tutorial on Youtube and tried it. I practiced it a little, full of doubt because I can't type without looking at the keyboard (two typing classes and still... no. but I can type almost 50wpm!)...
... well, afterward, I was watching another video where a guitar teacher covered some other essential information you don't normally hear about much when you start, and I realized I was just inattentively picking the exercise on my guitar without looking!!!
Here's a crappy video of the exercise! It's lousy because I still get camera-shy about this stuff, and also because my laptop is not great... but it gives you an idea of what I've been doing this morning even when I'm not trying; I'll just watch an informational video and also be absent-mindedly be picking this exercise!
Be excellent to each other!
Jonny friggin' Panic