28 December, 2010

The Hall of Fame

Presenting the Overville Hall of Fame awardees of 2010!

Hey! This is not an ordinary blog post.


As if we would soon run out of reasons to celebrate and be happy during the holidays, I actually made up something that would definitely force a triumphant smile on the face of every blogger to be mentioned in this post. Yes, smile. I love smiles! I've been blogging here in Overville for more than seven months already, and to end 2010, I thought, what is more awesome to do than make a Hall of Fame?


Inside my head I fainted. My mind went blank.


So that's it. I'm making a Hall of Fame where I'm going to award some awesome bloggers who own the super rad blogs that I've been stalking for some time during the seven months I've been here in the blogosphere. Remember the last post where I said I was so sad that I left this blog for a long time and that I came back without coming up with something special? Well now, I thought of something to do for you guys. I've seen those awarding posts in different blogs, so I thought I should do one. I want to make you happy!


Let's start the awarding, shall we?



I'm going to give it first to Jodie, the fifteen-year old Qu├ębecois Canadian girl. Not only has she given me an award recently (The Versatile Blogger Award) but she's also given me and my blog much love during the time she has got to learn of this blog's existence. I mean, out of all the blogs she's following, I'm one of the seven she awarded. So I thank her. Her blog posts in The Run-on Sentences of Life are... short and sweet (I copied this term from somewhere, but these words are indeed the perfect ones to describe what she's got going on over there.) That girl is great.


Next is a woman I love, the Happy Elf Mom, Mrs. C. Her blog posts inspire me. She's one of the first people to follow my blog, back in June I think when I had only my friends and I as followers. I love reading her blog because I get to see a life that is by itself so interesting, made even more alive by an insightful woman's intelligible words.


A beautiful lady with a beautiful heart, the Demigoddess, was also one of the first people to follow my blog. Hers is also one of the first few I started to read. In her blog, she can't help being dramatic, being funny, and sometimes come across as drunk and crazy. Nevertheless she is amazing and... I would always want to give her a hug.


Okay, 'cause I'm going on with the first few blogs I started reading, here's another one: ScoMan. His blog will always be one of my favorites. I wonder where he is now. He's been gone for a long enough time already. I wish he would come back soon saying what entailed during his months-long hiatus. That would be awesome.


I also want to give a shout-out to Rick, the awesome dad. I always looked up to him. He is a great man, a great dad, a really nice guy. His blog is just as great... so yeah, great. He's a really nice guy. The girls who follow him (I mean his blog) really like him!


Mattson Tomlin is a film student. His blog keeps me updated with all of his amazing film projects. I feel like I'm learning a lot of things whenever I read his blog. He has a big one coming out soon: Solomon Grundy! I know it's brilliant and I would die to see it. You know what? His blog has been a Blog of Note. So if he's got an award like that, I gotta give him my thumbs up in the form of this crazy Hall of Fame thing I made up.


Cheers to another student, my organic chemistry buddy, David. He updates more often than I do and his posts are pretty much always entertaining, but recently he has decided to go on a blogging break, like I did, and like we all do when the exam dates begin to show up in our calendars. Unlike me, he hasn't come back. I can't blame him. Aside from the hellish O-chem, he also has a killer statistics class and a computer science class, which I will never ever take because I hate that course. But it's winter break already, maybe he's enjoying a vacation.


Tom, dude! I awarded you! I think his blog is in some ways similar to mine. We both blog basically about our lives and our school, and a few stuff we see on the news or on YouTube. We both blog about our lives and we try our best to make it interesting. I'm not really sure how he does it, or how I do it, but we talk about what's going on in a way that is certainly not annoying. Wait, do I annoy you? Honestly. Oh, whatever, back to Tom: He sees things in a really good way. We're both students so I can relate to his posts, and our difference that I'm a science major and he's a business major keeps me interested with his school posts. And I wonder what's up with his iCade business. I haven't heard of it in a long time.


Lastly, this Hall of Fame award must also go to Maddy. A teen photography blog! I discovered her blog just recently, I guess, compared to the other ones I've mentioned here. It's always a joy to look at her photographs, read her words, and I also love the good insights she leaves on my posts. She has to be in my Hall of Fame! C'mon!


Ta-da!


That's it.


And oh, you're also getting the Versatile Blogger Award which Jodie gave me: 





How was everyone's Christmas!? I'm sure you all had fun. Congrats to my awardees, and may we all have a happy new year!






kudos to all the bloggers out there.
oliver.

18 December, 2010

Where is the Love



I was gone for too long. I'm not even going to ask 'cause I'm sure y'all missed me. You were probably thinking that I got my hands burned by concentrated sulfuric acid, or I inhaled a liter of bromine gas, or I got super-stressed with all my subjects in school, or maybe you didn't really think of me during the time I was gone because you have a life of your own to worry about and I'm not really part of it. Well, whether you like it or not, and whether you like me or not... I am back.


I overheard my mom's conversation with my older sister who dropped by at home today. "You're never gonna know what kind of a person he is until you live together," my mom told her. I was holding a glass of water walking my way to the bedroom. Immediately I thought, "Is she getting married?" I have never heard of her having a boyfriend, so I highly doubt it, but hearing my mom say that also made me think, "Is it necessary for a couple to live in the same house together before they get married?"


I'm not an expert on this, and I'm not gonna write about this topic pretending I am one.


Girls have a huge tendency to become annoying. I have learned that. When you start living together, things are going to get messy. She's going to start complaining about where you leave your shoes, and about the toilet seat. When you get a baby, things are going to become even more complicated. Nights are going to get noisy. The house is going to get even more messy. And somebody else is gonna get 70% of your girl's attention.


It's not that I've already lived with a girlfriend. I can just imagine what it's going to be like, and I'm definitely not looking forward to it.


Teens are never really serious about relationships. Girls get into relationships, I think, only for uhm... free ice creams? For a sense of womanhood? For them to have a reason to ignore their moms? Boys get into relationships for a, well uhm, a girl, right? Society forces us to sort of just try to have a girlfriend even if we don't want to. To make ourselves feel we're growing up because we often lack ways to prove it, as many people say?


Marriage is something taken seriously by a lot of people, but to me it's just for formality. It is done only because of the law so that what is one person's property becomes two people's property. When you decide to marry someone, you get a lock but you don't get the key. The key is thrown into the ocean and you don't need a scuba diver to find it; you need a lawyer and quite a lot of money. But really, does a couple hate each other so much that they become willing to pay gazillions of money just to get rid of each other?


Does a couple really love each other enough for them to decide to tie the knot in the first place? Really?


Love is often just a delusion. Love is just the one good way to become delusional without getting stoned or being awful.


Obviously, my parents' marriage didn't work, and they were both not willing to spend money on each other so they didn't get a divorce, but instead just lived apart. That's where I'm coming from.


I don't really take love seriously. Saying that would probably make myself a bad person in your eyes.


Well, I wrote this in one of my previous posts:


"I have thought about this already: at age twenty-five the doctor would tell me that I have cancer. The doctor would say that I have cancer in a very somber kind of sympathetic voice. He would be shocked that I’m not shocked by his news. Well, I was touching lots of carcinogenic chemicals in college, so why would I be?


"Chemistry is suicide, and that’s why I’m never going to marry my girlfriend. At sixteen years old right now, I probably am already infertile. That means she might never have a baby from me. At twenty-five I would probably have cancer. That means she would have to work full-time so she could help me finance my therapies, all in vain, since at thirty I would probably die already, making her a very young widow. That’s just every girl’s nightmare!"


Of course I was just trying to be funny there. Or maybe not. That's just coming up with a lame excuse to break up with her.


I'm really impressed by how Pierre and Marie Curie made their relationship work.






kudos to couples who have been married for 25 years already.
oliver.

[It hurts me that I neglected this blog for 20 days, forgot about everyone, and now I'm back without coming up with something special for everyone. I'm really sorry. I love all of you guys, and I thank you for reading my blog and caring about what I write. I promise I'm never going to ignore this blog for that long again.]
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