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Remember 15 things...

Sun, 11/10/2002 - 07:00 -- rprice

This is a list of stuff I would love to believe all the time, but can't see all the time...

1. At least 5 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you, in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you, is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you, can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. Without you, someone may not be living.
8. You are special and unique, in your own way.
9. Someone that you don't know even exists, loves you.
10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
11. When you think the world has turned it's back on you, take a look, you most likely turned your back on the world.
12. When you think you have no chance at getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, you probably sooner or later will get it.
13. Always remember compliments you received, forget about the rude remarks.
14. Always tell someone how you feel about them, you will feel much better when they know.
15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they're great.

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Mon, 11/04/2002 - 07:00 -- rprice

According to a recent poll, guys with messy sock drawers have sex three times more per month than those who organize their socks. I never knew there was such a direct connection between socks and sex. Maybe soon, schools will be offering courses in socks education.

The poll was conducted by IKEA, the home furnishings people. It was part of their "You Can't Be Too Organized" survey. I guess this "more sex" result was not something that the pro-organized people at IKEA predicted. And those who are disorganized don't just have more sex. According to the poll, their relationships might be better in other ways, too. Those couples that don't have closet organizers argue three times less per month than those who do. (I don't know what a "closet organizer" is, so I guess we don't have one. I could ask my wife if she thinks we should get one, but that might just cause an argument.)

Also, men who don't own Palm Pilots are more likely to remember their wives' birthdays than men who do own them.

These results are not all that surprising. If you spend all your time organizing your socks or entering data in your Palm Pilot, you will have little time for anything else. Also, if you are compulsive, and must do things like make sure all the dishes are clean before going to bed, or check to see that all the doors are locked several times before you can relax, your spouse will probably be asleep before you're ready to settle in for the night.

Being organized seems almost by definition to be un-sexy. How many people fantasize about a romantic stranger who makes lists? How many people dream about a sexy somebody who has a calendar on his watch? How turned on would you be if you heard, "I'll be right with you. I just have to color-code my shirts?"

On the other hand, while a disregard for order might be sexy in the beginning, what about a long-term relationship? According to the survey, married men were four times more likely to leave their pajamas on the floor in the morning than single men. I wonder what percentage of wives find that sexy.

There are other curious results of the poll. Registered Republicans were three times more likely to color-code their T-shirt drawers and organize their closets than registered Democrats. However, Democrats were five times as likely to color-code their files at work than Republicans. What conclusions should we draw from this data? That Republicans are less likely to have sex at home and Democrats are less likely to have sex at work? I don't think recent history supports this.

Despite the messy socks-good sex connection, the people at IKEA maintain that being organized is a good thing. They believe that you can gain a great deal of quality time by reducing all the minutes and hours you spend looking for keys, glasses, or the remote control. (By the way, according to the survey, men spend an average of 80 minutes per week looking for the remote control. Women spend 7 minutes.)

I'm not so sure about this quality time benefit. Almost daily, while I'm looking frantically for my keys, glasses, or the remote control, I'll come across something that I lost a week or two ago. I might never have found that thing if I had a regular place for my keys, glasses, or the remote control.

Let's put this whole survey in perspective. It was conducted by a home furnishings company. Is this really where we should be getting our information about sex and relationships? Traditionally we learn about these things on the playground or from daytime TV. Besides, how unbiased can a company that sells organizers be about organization?

And this isn't just any furniture company. It's IKEA. That's the place that sells you furniture in a million pieces that you put together after you get home, working from directions that always seem upside down. I'm not sure that this company should be considered experts in sex. If I bought a bed from IKEA, I'd probably spend more time trying to assemble it than I would using it.

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feeling like...

Sun, 10/20/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

This one is for the special ladies in my life, wether they read this page or not. Besides, none of them read this page, and if they do, they won't believe this entry is about them... :)

what is it about someone that can make you feel completely in love with them, even though you know in the back of your mind that there is never a chance of you being together again in the way that you would like? why is it the nature of life to put us in situations like that year after year, and then strangely continue to thrust us back into those melancholy feelings, just when we know we don't need it? just a thought...

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More Quotes

Thu, 09/26/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

Here is another great quote, which I like to think fits somewhere into the philosophy of my life. Believe it or not, It's from the Bible! (Thanks Becky G!)

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or what you wear... see how the lilies of the field grow.... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself, each day has enough trouble of its own.
-Matthew 6:25

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Wed, 09/25/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

I was reading my email today, and I came acroos a junk mail letter with the following text in it:


It was an ad for someting like OFFICE SEX or BOSSESget blow jobs or whatever. I just had to point out that these people are idiots.

OK, I'm off to my first day of work at Sonny's Dollar Tree. If you need to buy some cheap stuff, come on down to the corner of 436 and 17-92. PEACE!

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Quote of the Century

Sat, 09/07/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

Today, on someone's IM away message, I saw a quote that just might describe exactly what I stand for in the world. - Thanks Jill!

"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Bye! Weekend

Mon, 06/17/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

So I went home for Father's Day, and my actions of the night before caused me to have a headache. Much to my dismay, my headache was worsened when I went outside to help my dad build his barn. That was the day my dad decided he would put the gutter on.

I'm sure I don't have to mention that this was a heavy tin gutter, and with every swing of the hammer, my headache got worse and worse and worse...

On a lighter note, my older brother gave me a CD with a whole bunch of cool programs burned on it. To prevent being arrested, I'm going to omit the names of them, but they certainly are some of the best, sound, picture, and 3d image programs out there, the same things the pros use. Yay for some guy my brother knows!

Another big hurdle I jumped today was when I cooked my first big piece of meat. I bought a big piece of pork and put it in the oven before I went to class. When I came home, I waited a few minutes and pulled it out. Hark! I can have meat, just like that! I'm proud, even though you don't have to be.

Hey, it looks like my parents might let me go to SigGraph, so if any of you are interested, we need to start planning. Check out the Siggraph Convention 2002 Page.

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Sun, 06/16/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

I had just witten a big long post detailing my weekend, and all the fun that went along with it. For some reason unbeknownst to me, all of the stuff I was typing, including the code for the page, just disappeared.
So here's my weekend in review.

1. Leslie and I hung out alot.
2. Serial Experiment: Lain is quite possibly the most confusing thing I've ever watched.
3. I love the Happy Anime Store.
4. I love the music of Cowboy Bebop.
5. I love your mom.
6. I like to rock and roll all night and party every... night.

That was my weekend, in a nutshell. Also, if you wish to respond, just click the NO! links below. That's technically the guest book, but it's posting, and you can do it without me having to do any work. That's all for now, so until next time, remember that

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Fri, 06/14/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

I started reading my CSS/DHTML book today, and I realised some things I could do more efficiently, instead of updating each page at a time, and having to hunt for the tag I wanted just to test a color or font I might not like. I still need to come up with content for all my page ideas. I'm also considering moving to pegasus, because there's no advertisements, and free is free, no matter where you get it. If I do change servers, there will be an update.

I doubt I'll get much work done this weekend, becuause a friend of mine is coming to visit from West Palm. I'm sure I'll be going to see my dad on Father's Day, too.

Although I don't have cool posting service, feel free to respond to these postings via email ( or AIM (kerm52), and I just might post your response and make it look all pretty.

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Second Post

Thu, 06/13/2002 - 08:00 -- rprice

I don't have alot of time to write, but I'm trying to play with style sheet suff, and I can't get it to work, so I'm trying out some new stuff, and adding content to make the screen scroll is important right now. Other thatn that, if you're in the mood for something sweet come to the Marble Slab before 6 today or from 7 to 11:30 on Saturday!

P.S. I tried to join a Labyrinth Clique today. Hopefully, I will get in. I don't know how these things work, but I just might start a Dark Crystal Clique if nobody has one.

Although I don't have cool posting service, feel free to respond to these postings via email ( or AIM (kerm52), and I just might post your response and make it look all pretty.

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