Big News

So much has been going on these past few days but I just don’t have the time to say them all! Josh received the Melchezedic Priesthood tonight from his dad, Stan, and I was invited to be in the circle for the blessing. Afterwards we went to Cracker Barrel with his dad and two brothers; Hannah and Marrie came along too.

Hannah cut my hair and she did a great job. I decided not to grow it long because I felt it just looked stupid and I think I look good with short hair right now. If I had waited another 6 months then my hair would probably be long enough to be looking good, but I didn’t want to wait… so I cut it short! Here is how it looks…

Before…

After…

Sad news:
President Gordon B. Hinckley died on Sunday night around 7PM. He was at his apartment in Salt Lake City, where family members gathered around him at his bedside when he passed away. I found out when Hannah got a text message from her friend who lives in Salt Lake (just 30 minutes after he died). She was at my house and we were hanging out with Josh. My first feeling was a bit of shock – the guy had lasted so long and so well that I almost forgot how old he was! Then I was sad that he was gone for a few minutes – sad and shocked. Then I was happy for him because I knew he was with his wife again and also finally experiencing paradisaical rest from all his labors here on Earth. He will be missed. I am also exited to find out who will be the next prophet.

And now some more big news:
Hannah and I are taking a break. We talked about it tonight while sitting on my futon. I think it’s a good choice. Everything was clear and well said. I know we both like each other but it may only be as close friends. We are taking a break from the commitment to see where it goes from here.

That’s the end of all the Big News for now. It’s late so I will say goodnight.

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Well it’s time for a new update. I’m pretty much going by the name of “Will” now, but I still like it when my friends call me Brian too, so there’s no need to worry about which name I prefer.

Work today was grand and I accomplished a lot. You know that feeling when there was a ton of tiny things to do and they just never got done because the big stuff kept getting in the way? Well today I have overcome… and did all the tiny stuff too. Now Hannah and I get to hang out on our last night together before going to the trail again.

I’ve been gathering all the poetry I’ve written into one folder and pretty soon I’m going to start making them available on my web site. My future “organization” plans are to go through all my stuff and give away everything I don’t use anymore. I remember in the scriptures it says that when we get a new coat we are to give our old one to the poor. I’ve been holding on to a lot of old stuff to SELL one day, but now it makes sense for me to GIVE it away. I think a local Salvation Army store could use my old stuff. With the Bible backing up my new resolution, I feel pretty confident I’ll be a non-packrat in no time!

Otherwise I’m doing pretty well and I want to go rock climbing this weekend since it’s been SO LONG! (I had an injured foot).

My weekend at the Beach was short and sweet. We went to TJ and Coronado Beach on Saturday, beach again on Sunday and drove home that night. Oh yeah, and we were chased by Border Patrol! We hopped a fence to climb the sand dunes off the freeway and needless to say when they got to where we were everything was fine cuz we were US Citizens and not Mexicans. They were actually quite friendly. Dylan wrote a thoughtful poem about a pepper tree down the street from where we stayed (he had a book where he wrote lots of poems). I was inspired because I like writing poetry and hearing his poem made me think about all those times I wanted to write a poem. Well I better be off… but here are some pics…

The gulls here eat right out of your hand!

Hannah and me…

Coronado beach sunset…

Border Patrol chasing us up the dunes…

Dylan at the dunes (he wrote the poem about the tree)…