Monday, April 16, 2012

It’s always nice

This weekend was a blast. I received an unexpected call from mowgli telling me he was in town. Nearly the whole herd was together. 2 days, wingers dinner, ping pong tournaments, Saturday morning basketball, and a homecoming later, the herd was headed on their separate ways again. I don’t think I have talked about the herd much before, so this is a quick overview.
David Hyde (aka cracker) – Goes to the U. One of the funniest dudes you’ll ever meet. He actually inspired me to start this blog. Go check his out. That can tell you more about him than I ever could
Sean Davis (aka mowgli) – Lives in SLC. The token black friend. Super smart cat. Gonna be starting med school in Nevada this coming fall. Getting married this summer. Another casualty but oh well.
Walker Wood (aka the silent cowboy) – Next years' Academic VP for the birds. His first order of business was changing out bball coaches for the Birds. Now we have some hope. No better man his age. Highest caliber of person you’ll ever meet. When in doubt I always ask WWWWD. (What would Walker Wood do) Also dying this summer.  
Kacen Cox (aka the people) – Goes to the U. Do you have that friend that doesn’t say much but when finally says, it’s either right on the money, or super funny. Yep, that’s Kacen. Also, he is a champion ping pong player.
Kacy Esplin (aka blast off aka B.O.B.) – Goes to SUU. Been threatening to go to Utah State for years. Emma probably has something to say about that. Probably the most like me. Best part about him is we can talk him into doing just about anything stupid. He introduced me to coloradoing.

Kevin Higbee (aka shredded wheat, ruben, the honorable mention, or manuel when he has a stache) – Lives in SLC. one word. Hilarious. If you ever need a coke and someone to talk to, he’s your guy. Also he can abbreviate ANY phrase. NBD.
Andy Killpack (aka Drew) – Drives a caddy CTS. Runs his parents pharmacy. Doing pre-med at the U. if you ever want a GBC, or to know what that is. Drew is the man.
Chad Parson (aka…I don’t think we’ve ever given him nickname. Just call him Del Parson’s son) – A man that walks upright before the Lord. Just a good dude. Oh and ladies, he writes his own music on the guitar. Hit me up and I’ll give you his digits.
Burke Williamson (aka burkalicious, aka ice creams) – nothing will make your day better than when you get to see Burke. He is the man. Currently dating Shaq Diesel. Probably will tie the knot. Eventually…probably…who really knows.
The reunion with these fellas was a great one. Saturday morning basketball was just like old times. (Except we were all better obviously.) Every time we all get a chance to be in the same city it’s a fun time and never a bad memory. Were like a great band. Everytime they do a reunion tour, it’s a hit. (at least for them) This got me thinking, our reunions are a great thing. What reunions wouldn’t be a great thing. Here’s a few bands that should stay disbanded.
These guys: Just watch. You’ll understand.
Backstreet Boys: when you are making music like this, it’s time to stop.
98 Degrees: did they ever have a good song?
Pretty Ricky: forever lowered the bar on what is considered music.
Limp Bizkit: spell your name right. And Fred Durst, the red Yankees hat doesn’t match with every single outfit known to man. Especially not a boston jersey. That's disgusting.
Papa Roach: just listening to their only hit made me want to die.


  1. Steve-o.
    First off, it'll be good to have you roaming on campus.Secondly, thanks for the shout out.
    And finally, I have been thinking about this same subject a lot. We are at a such a volatile and fragile moment in our lives. Volatile in the sense that things change so dramatically. Constant shift and revisions are going on, it is like the rough draft of my will. I was going to give my little brother my Kobes, but then he pissed me off. My sister was to get my assortment of jean shirts, but then... you get the idea.

    And fragile because we are in a moment of time, to be cherish and remembered. It lasts only for a glance and then it is gone.

    I love the Herd. I really do. They feel like brothers. I know that life has to go on, but it pisses me off. I wish I could be a lost boy forever. It sounds nice to me.

    I know I am droning on and on, but these men have made a series of serious impacts on my life. I am forever changed because of them... and I will miss them. I am honored to have them as friends.

    1. David, you are the man. I am pumped about being on campus together. And you're right. Lifelong friends that aren't unlike these guys...