That was great Jason,
I obviously did the first one although as you said, all I needed to modify in my rs was the cookie being used. Your first solution was what I originally wanted to do but couldn't figure out how to do it.
I've been listening to some Lynda.com php tutorials to help me out and also dynamic sites with dreamweaver. It actually helped me understand what you're saying better and also understand the WA extensions better.
Hopefully I'll be able to figure things out on my own a bit more....but don't hold me to that. I'm sure I'll be back!!!