Nice Try

To those of you who are sending in double and triple the amount of hair needed to create a Heart In Diamond, the lab guys are hip to what’s happening. Don’t think that sending in a massive amount of hair is a sly way to increase the carats. Shame on you.

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Walk This Way

Panda Express is one of my favorite fast-food destinations. I used to frequent the one on UCLA’s campus during my undergraduate years. I lived in the Rieber Hall dormitory as a freshman. My assigned roommate was named Willy. One day, we went to this Panda Express for lunch. I ordered a two-item combo with fried rice and chow mein. The server put fried rice and chow mein in my styrofoam container and passed it to the entrée server. Willy was next. He said, “I’ll take the same.” The server thought he said “steamed” instead of “same” and began putting steamed rice into Willy’s container. Willy stated, “No, I wanted fried rice.” The server replied, “Okay, alright.” He scooped out the steamed rice and started to put in a bunch of fried rice. Willy exclaimed, “No, I said I wanted half fried rice, half chow mein.” The server threw up his arms in frustration and yelled, “Why didn’t you just say that?” I lost it. I laughed so hard that I could barely eat. I almost choked to death on a piece of Orange Chicken. Try to see this from the server’s point of view. Could you imagine some jerk coming in and deliberately changing his selection multiple times? I went to Panda Express yesterday and remembered this incident. Aerosmith’s Walk This Way (1975) was one of Willy’s favorite songs. He played it so much that it became one of mine. I love the way this song rocks. I lost contact with Willy. Something tells me that he still blasts this song.

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The Emotion Of Fear

Fear protects the body but hurts the soul.

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The Diamond Species

It took diamonds billions of years to evolve. Considering that there are only so many diamonds in the earth, at least it happened before they became extinct.

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Little Earths

There was a much more ambitious plan coming together before man-made diamonds were actually invented. It was to construct small-scale earths that would produce diamonds just like the earth did. Scientists would create these earths in gigantic laboratories all across the world. It would be one earth per laboratory. The earths would be created in about 4.54 months. The diamonds would be created in about 3.2 months. Each earth would be destroyed like a piggy bank when it was time to obtain the diamonds. We would be able to have diamonds without exploiting people or nature. It was all going to be so perfect. One requirement kept this experiment from coming to fruition. We would have had to be small enough to live on those little earths in order to wear or use the diamonds. Thus, it was back to the drawing board.

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Where Will Your Diamond Come From?

A laboratory may not sound that romantic but neither does a hole in the ground.

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How Dare You

If you decide to give the shirt off your back, do not turn around and ask another to do the same for you.

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Get With The Program

Diamonds are no longer rare. Now, they’re well done.

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Paul And Paula

Paul and Paula are about to get married. They find out about the Heart In Diamond (thanks to man-madediamonds.com). They decide to get Heart In Diamond wedding rings. Paula is having a hard time deciding if her diamond should be created from Paul’s carbon or both of their carbon combined. Paul is having a tough time deciding if only his diamond should be created from his carbon or should Paula’s diamond be created from his carbon too. They talk everything over. Paula realizes that she is about to make the biggest mistake of her life. There is a lesson to be learned here. The Heart In Diamond can lower divorce rates worldwide.

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Deliverance

Many of us feel that we can determine what we would do in just about any scenario. We play it out in our heads. It is important to realize that we often cannot be sure of how we would handle difficult situations. Playing a scenario out in our heads is not the same as experiencing it. We often cannot allow for all the different factors that would affect our decisions. Additionally, your immediate reaction could differ from what you might have done if you had taken more time to decide. Deliverance (1972) is a phenomenal film that is very relevant to this discourse. It challenged me to explore how well I knew myself. Most of us think that we know ourselves very well. Adversity often proves us wrong.

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