thanks for the replies meek,
anyway, i had updated TWRP to flash over the kitkat w/ awesomebeats. I got it to work but then...i tried to flash my recovery and couldnt access the recovery files. then, the kitkat awesome beats rom wouldnt let me access my usb storage...grrrr. so, to get back to my recovery files, i downloaded the older version of TWRP through chrome on my phone, and was able to flash it back, and access my recoveries. WOOH!