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About me: ( by DUSTIN RAWLS)

I’m so genuinely caring that people often take my genuine interest in their thoughts as sarcasm or mocking. I’m loyal to those who are loyal to me and often to those who aren’t. I think everyone will get his or hers in the end. I’m somewhat of a wanderer -- in thought and physical location. I’m not a “think-before-you-speak” kinda guy. I have no respect for a disrespectful person. I consider myself to be virtually fearless, and although I acknowledge consequence, I don’t empower it – “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.” Every man should pave his own path, establish his own beliefs and take full advantage of his right to the pursuit of happiness! “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” I’m a hopeless romantic, believe in love and soul mates and want a woman who sees right through me and loves what she finds! I have the tightest knit group of friends and greatest family a man could ask for and would lay down my life for every one of them!

Favorite Quotes

Procrastination is wasting today’s time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterday’s troubles.

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded


I know Dustin was making some changes as you can read moving out on his own and wanting a dog LOL I read this and I think God was preparing us all for the plan he had for Dustin. That he would be moving by himself into a place we all can just imagine.
Date: 9/10/2007 9:19:18 PM
Subject: Dustin Rawls

Hey Momma --

I e-mailed Tiff about Paul. That's crazy! I know his job is dangerous though. Any new word on the groundbreakin' event?!? I'm not gonna move out there. The more I thought about it, it's too far from Houston for me. And, I think I'm gonna actually move further into Houston by myself. I'm gettin' a lil burned out on the roommate deal. How are all the new babies doin'? I wish I had enough time to have a dog. I want a medium sized dog, but 6 weeks away from it will make it forget me, I think. What do you think? I'm soooo ready to get outta here. 4 more days...woo-hoo!! Did I tell you the restaurant is closing down? Friday is its last day open. I'm gonna go eat there when I get back in town and say goodbye! It's sad to me. I worked there a long time and they gave me lots of opportunities to learn. Oh well, such is life. I love you and miss you. I e-mailed Uncle Hungry, but he never replied. Is he OK? You can e-mail here, but no forwards and you have to put my name in the subject line.

I love you!!



Date: 9/2/2007 9:00:14 PM
Subject: Re: Happy Birthday
Hey momma,

Thank you so much!! The good thing about this birthday is I've begun to accept that I'm a good person and deserve good things to happen. I think that's a big step in growing up and being successful! I don't feel guilty for receiving compliments and/or rewards for who I am and what I do. And, you've been a huge part of helpin' me turn out this way! I wouldn't have made it this far w/o you! I love you, and this next year will be even better for me and for you! Hope everything is well! See ya in a couple weeks!!


On 9/2/07, Patti Rawls <pdrawls1956@consolidated.net> wrote:
Well 25 years ago today you were about 3 hours old. What a great day for us all. Now you have grown up to be a great person with a big heart! You have so much going for you and I know it will all fall in place each year. I do not know many  men that have looks,charm,brains and feelings all wrapped into one and these are the things that make you so very special to me and I am sure to others.
I hope you have a great year and many more ahead of you!
I love you so very much and so very proud of you each and every day! Mother


Date: 3/21/2007 10:05:51 AM
Subject: Re: About Me
1. What time did you get up this morning?   8
2. Diamonds or pearls?   Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?    Zodiac
4. What is your favorite TV show?  I agree w/ Tiff, I love Grey's Anatomy...I mean UFC?
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Nothing
7. What is your middle name? Marshall
8. What food do you like? Every food! 
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Does my I-Pod's "Gospel" playlist count?
10. What kind of car do you drive? Nissan Sentra
11. Favorite sandwich?   Arby's Bacon and Cheddar melt
12. What characteristic do you despise?  Disrespectful
13. Favorite item of clothing?  Shoes
14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation,
where would you go?    Australia
15.What color is your bathroom? White
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Nike
17. Where would you retire to?  An RV
18. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 18...is that still considered recent?
19. Favorite sport to watch? Basketball
20. Furthest place you are sending this? I guess wherever Paul's at or San Diego
21. Who do you least expect to send this back to you?  Brett
22. Person you expect to send it back first? Monty
23. Favorite saying? That's deep.
24. When is your birthday? Sept. 2
25. Are you a morning person or a night person? Can I be an afternoon person?
26. What is your shoe size? 10
27. Pets? My roommate has a chihuahua
28. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with
Us?  Not at the moment
29. What did you want to be when you were little? Rambo or professional BMX rider
30. How are you today?  Anxious and bored
31. What is your favorite candy? Mike and Ikes
32. What is your favorite flower? Sunflower
33. What is a day on the calendar you are looking
forward to?  April 1 -- April Fools Day is always fun
32. What church do you attend? None
33. What is your full name? Dustin Marshall Rawls
34. What are you listening to right now? Tye Tribbett
35. What was the last thing you ate? Steak and potatoes
36. Do you wish on stars? Sometimes
37. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Silve
38. How is the weather right now? I wouldn't know because I'm stuck in this stupid office w/ no window!!!!!!!!
39. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Some guy from a vendor
40. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Of course!
41. Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper
42. Favorite restaurant? Johnny Carino's
43. Hair color? Light Brown
44. Sibling? Two sisters -- Tiffany and Destiny
45. Favorite day of the year? 4th of July
46. What was your favorite toy as a child? GI Joe
47. Summer or winter? Summer all the way!!!
48. Hugs or kisses? Both
49. Chocolate or Vanilla? Strawberry
50. Do you want your friends to email you back? It's not a big deal
51. When was the last time you cried? About 30 minutes ago when I thought about how wonderful life is
52. What is under your bed? Books
53. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Jodie Gish
54. What did you do last night? Cooked steaks and ate them
55. Favorite smell? New Shoes
56. What are you afraid of? Never living to my potential
57. Plain, buttered, or salted Popcorn? Salted
58. How many keys on your key ring? 4
59. How many years at your current job? Six months
60. Favorite day of the week? Sunday
61. How many towns have you lived in?  6
62. Do you make friends easily? Yes
63. How many people will you be sending this to? 7 

Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!

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