Freestyle! Episode 5?…Day at the Beach

What’s up readers? I was reading my old blog today. It seemed like I used to do a lot more Freestyling! Even the articles that weren’t labeled Freestyle, were lacking of seriousness. Looking back on it I don’t know why I moved away from that. 😀 I’m going to try to make my post in the future more like them.

So, I was reading my old blogspot blog. I kinda miss it. I left it for wordpress, which has been and shall continue to be an eternal struggle! I like the counter on WordPress, which is enough to keep me here!

One of my friends is a really talented writer, I’ve been trying to get him back into blogging. One problem is that he needs a name for a blog, I say Alpha Delta Lightening Bolt Wolverine Squadron. If you have any name ideas comment them below and I’ll pass it on to him!

So, we had spring break last week. Maaaaaan, I’ve been craving the beach! It’s been our Family tradition to visit the beach every summer cook some crabs, go swimming, walk on the beach, sleep, read and ofcourse listen to the same Jimmy Buffett album we listened to the year before!! Unfortunately, this summer we probably aren’t going to make it :(. To compensate for lack of sand in my pants, I had a brilliant idea last weekend! I thought, “I’ll have a beach day!!!”. A better idea didn’t show up that day! I got an umbrella, a towel, a beach chair, some reading material, my sunglasses and Jimmy Buffett on my iPod! I was good to go! I sat out in the sun for at least two or three hours pretending to smell salt water and hear waves crash. Well……..it’s all fun and games until some suffers from heat stroke! Ok so it probably wasn’t heat stroke but shortly after I came inside I got light headed and had a fever. So the after affects were no fun, but while I was at the beach *wink*! It was great!!!

I hope this has been an enjoyable freestyle!

Thanks for reading,

-Evan

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The Bright Saddness

Today I went to a funeral. It’s only my seventh funeral to go to. This is really terrible, but two of the funerals I went to I had a really good time. The only reason I went to those two funerals–well actually it was the wake–was because I had a close friend who was very close to the deceased. Some fun friends of mine just happened to come for the same reason. So I sat with them and we had a good time. We did feel bad when we started laughing really loudly, but we just had to remember where we were.

The one I went to today was for my friend’s father–who was a very respected man in the community. Now the one today was sad but at the same time it wasn’t. I’ll explain.

There were three preachers. When the second preacher took to the stage and began talking about him. He told some stories from their long friendship. My friend start crying–to be honest I found it hard not to. The third preacher came up and told us that he didn’t know him as well as the second preacher had. But he gave a bit of a spiritual message and he talked about how the man had come to know Christ. That’s where the title “The Bright Sadness” comes in.

It’s sad this prominent member of society died, but it added some brightness to the end of my rainy day knowing he’s in heaven. For each of those seven funerals I’ve been to they have all been for Christians. I don’t know about you, but something about that comforts me. I’m kinda sad these people are gone but knowing they’re in a much, much better place just makes me happy. “It Is Well” is another song that comes to mind.

I hope this wasn’t offensive, in anyway. This is just something that’s been on my mind since the last funeral I went to. Thanks for reading.

-Evan

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