I ran all the above commands as root and started at roots home (cd ~/)

mkdir software #just someplace to hold my stuff

wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.2.5/Python-3.2.5.tgz --no-check-certificate

sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libncurses-dev libbz2-dev libreadline-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev libgdbm-dev tk-dev

tar zxvf Python-3.2.5.tgz

cd Python-3.2.5

./configure
# (The 'configure' command takes approx 30 sec)

make
# (The 'make' command takes a couple minutes)

make install

Install pip

http://pip.readthedocs.org/en/latest/installing.html

cd ~/software
wget https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py --no-check-certificate

python3 get-pip.py

reference to how to install (where I got my depencencies)