20 May, 2011

Happiness and the Best of Awesomeness

Yet another blog birthday post.

My blog first came up on the 12th of May 2010, and since I was maybe sleeping under a tree all day that day of this year, I wasn't able to write a blog post to celebrate its first anniversary. In fact, I missed exactly two weeks of blogging! Maybe I spent fourteen days daydreaming about going to China. I really want to go there someday. Okay my mind is drifting off to somewhere again. Back to the blog. Okay, so here I'm going to celebrate my first year in Overville. I'm really happy about my blog and I really enjoy this experience of sharing stories and opinions to people. I love writing so I'm glad I have this platform where I can actually do what I love to do, which absolutely keeps me happy. Okay, so why not go on and celebrate with me? L'chaim!

I'm very happy that there are people who don't even know who I am but enjoy reading what I write. It's wonderful when I get comments from people. Like, reading a comment from Aakriti (I want to know how to pronounce her name. It's so cool.) that I was like, one of the reasons she started blogging, and by the Writing Junkie that says my blog is one of his favorites and that it's the reason he goes on the computer sometimes. Jodie was also very kind to say that she would like to marry my blog. And my blog excites Tom, apparently. Here's proof:


Seriously. I mean, those are precious, aren't they? Those are the biggest compliments I can ever get. I want to thank everyone for everything-- reading my blog, taking time to read all the crap I have to say, and taking time to write a comment whether on my posts or on your own blogs, and finally thank you for sharing your blogs with me 'cause I just love reading them. Thank you all so much. I also want to give a shout-out to ScoMan. His blog is one of the first few blogs I started reading and is definitely one of my favorites, but unfortunately he has stopped updating. I don't know if you're ever gonna see this man, but yeah it would be cool if you could go back to the awesome Blogger Blogspot Blogosphere.

What am I going to do now? Well here's a list of the Top 10 Overville blog posts. This basically means which ones got the most amount of hits over the past year. If you would like to do some back-reading, that would be cool. Here's the most awesome posts of Overville 2010-2011! 

10. Smothering (21 September 2010)
          I was sad and down and totally frustrated when I wrote this. I'm glad it didn't end up like a typical teenager-is-ranting-and-hates-his-life kind of blog post. Re-reading this makes me feel good it's kinda strange.

9. The Day My World Stood Still (14 January 2011)
          So do people enjoy reading how badly things are going in somebody's life? LOL. This is just a series of unfortunate events that happened to me. The only thing that didn't happen to me was get hit by a falling meteorite, like that in Dead Like Me.

8. The Big Blog Theory (18 October 2010)
          This post is quite long, and is about. . . blogs! What makes a blog a blog? Why do people blog? What is a blog about? I'm quite surprised people liked this post. I mean, it's long and a little wordy, and I thought people hated that.

7. I am a Dummy (09 August 2010)
          A story of me convincing myself that I am a stupid person only to end up witnessing a chess champion's utter failure in Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and making fun of it on this blog post. I'm evil.

6. Where is the Love? (18 December 2010)
          It's not a surprise that people like to read about love. This is just a story and some opinions about marriage.

5. Singing with Angels (17 August 2010)
          Ah, one of my favorites. A post about life and happiness, written in a happy mood after listening to Hey Jude a million times.

4. First Post! (12 May 2010)
          The very first blog post, that says nothing, that I even promoted pointlessly in one of my recent posts. 

3. Oliver the Bomber (08 November 2010)
          Hahaha. I like this post. It's just me describing how much I hate security guards. It's kinda fun.

2. Trials (26 August 2010)
          Now this is a surprise. This post is totally meaningless. I have no idea how it got so many hits. I only made this post to try out a new layout. It contains words, but it doesn't really say anything.

1. Sweet Suffering (05 January 2011)
          If you want to know how 'sugar' got its name, and learn the story of the enchantress in heaven, and have an idea of how evil I am, read this. 

That's it. One year of blogging-- it's a huge accomplishment. I'm so happy I'm going to keep blogging. I wonder how long this is going to last. And oh, maybe you would like to check out the Meebo bar I have at the bottom. Click on RSS to subscribe! If you've already subscribed using Blogger's feed, you may want to replace it with the RSS feed hosted by FeedBurner; it's right there at the Meebo bar. You know Blogger's feed sucks.

I am glad I can sit down in front of the computer and put up a blog post today. Well I'm just in a very happy mood. I'm done with all my physics problem sets this term, and I just had an exam earlier. Although I wasn't really able to prepare for it because I overslept and totally forgot that I would be having an exam, I think I still did a pretty good job. I'm not gonna fail that exam. I like being happy so I like to think that way.

Happy Friday, everyone! Always have fun!

kudos to happy energies.

06 May, 2011

The Sixth Sense

Likes to have fun.

The society has made everyone believe that mothers know best, and because that idea has been instilled in me since the beginning of the growth of my intelligent brain cells, I have come to view my mom as some kind of a philosopher. She tells me how to become a better person, how to view things in life and how to live it-- often reiterating how cool it would be if I became a doctor even though I've always wanted to become a writer. Because I've grown to believe that mothers know best, I've grown to believe her. She's the philosopher. Whatever she says is a piece of wisdom inscribed on a golden tablet. A beam of sunlight hits it and it sparkles, it shines, it glows, and finally emits bright rays of enlightenment to the unaware ingenuous mind.

My philosophy in life is influenced a lot by a guy named Epicurus, and her. While I live my life just being carefree and happy, enjoying every moment of it without being overindulgent, because I believe in what the stone statue guy says, I also make my life revolve around the concept taught by a woman who makes her living out of making people pay their taxes, who sings My Chemical Romance songs on her way to the grocery, who goes to church online, whom I respect a lot. Because my mom is so cool, the most important thing one must have to live a happy life, she says, is a sense of humor. Preferably a good one.

In my field of study, contrary to common belief, there's a lot of funny people. Most of them are so much into science though, so they have a huge tendency to throw in some science to the jokes. That is something I'm not really fond of. Like during one lunch, we were talking about random things and it was fun because we were laughing every once in a while. The fun jumped out the window once someone related a joke to Gauss's law and cosine theta and molecular orbitals. The conversation became just that, like a less funny real-life version of The Big Bang Theory, and it didn't really go well with my french fries. My friend noticed the look in my face and knew I wasn't too happy about where the conversation was going so he shifted the conversation from Isaac Newton to Gilbert Gottfried. Eventually someone brought atoms back to the table again, however, so I just made a comment about how they were making "scientifically mutated" jokes.

Someone thought it would be a good idea to talk about genetics. He asked, "What's the theory behind mutation again?" I braced myself for a huge wave of biochemistry approaching. It happened. Theories got tossed across the lunch table like nachos and beer. It just went on and on like different science textbooks were being read aloud one after another. I was just like, "Okay. . . great."

Instead of complaining about how unhappy I was with how the conversation was going,  I found myself being amused by the nerdiness of it. I would've forced a smile just to pretend I'm into whatever the hell they were talking about, but I didn't, because I just smiled. For some reason, and I find it strange, I was amused by it. It's like when you keep failing at something, after a while you just smile and shake your head, getting a little amused by how pathetic your efforts are. It was very much like that. It was like a practical joke.

That is what a sense of humor does to a person. Whenever something unfunny happens, you just come to find it funny somehow.

And that's exactly what mama says. It makes you not take everything seriously to help you relax and think better even when something bad happens. It helps you see things from different perspectives, which is always good. It helps you learn about life as it makes you more open-minded. It makes you more spontaneous and lively. It just makes life more fun!

We have the sense of sight, sense of hearing, sense of touch, sense of smell and sense of taste. Five basic senses which you do not have to be a scientist to know. We cannot forget the sixth sense, our sense of humor, that helps us get through every day as well. Some people say there's a seventh one more important than the sense of humor, something called common sense. Even though I believe common sense is indeed very important in life, I've read somewhere that common sense and  a sense of humor are just the same thing. Sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

I love my mom.

kudos to everyone whose common sense is an excellent dancer.

Happy Mother's Day! And check out the Meebo bar I have at the bottom. Make sure you click on RSS to subscribe!

01 May, 2011

A New Year of Overville

It's been one year and I want to thank everyone.

My blog is having its first anniversary on the 12th of May. I know I said in the previous post that April was my blog's birth month. Since I was being an irresponsible daddy then, I actually couldn't remember Overville's birthday and I didn't even bother to check. Now that I'm back to being the awesome guy who cannot be more eager to start a new year of his blog with more awesome blog posts and an awesome new look, I went on to see my very first post here, entitled First Post! to check the date it was posted. It's on the 12th of May 2010. Don't check it out. Heck, why did I even link to it? I just wrote some random stuff there but it doesn't really contain anything interesting. I know that me pointing it out will make you curious regardless. So go ahead and read it. You will want ten seconds of your life back. You have been warned. 

Okay now, forgive me. I know I've become frustrating and annoying. I have said it a ton of times. I am aware that I already seem like I don't care about blogs anymore. I have ignored my blog. I have ignored people's blogs. Yes. But that doesn't mean you suck. It's not because Justin Bieber sucks. It's not because physics sucks. It's because I do. I suck for not posting every time I could. I suck for not reading the recent posts of blogs I like. Blame it all on me. It's all my fault. 

Starting on the day you read this, whenever something bad happens to you, I want you to blame it on me. When you spill your Coke on the table, just say, "Oliver, you suck!" When you run out of gas a hundred miles from the next gas station, it is because I suck. When you have to make a phone call and you see your battery's dead, it is because I have not been posting. Whenever crap happens to you, you now know it, it is because I suck.

Honestly, the reason there's been a lack of posts is that I'm just having a hard time getting creative. I don't know. I just couldn't get the blogging spirit back in me once I lost it. It's disappointing. I also have classes everyday, and my neurons are constantly being raped by physics. You know, stuff like this:  

I am not really a physics person, nor a math person. The fact that I am a chemistry major is just plain laughable. If only I had a talent other than being a nerd, life wouldn't be like this.

Why are my words so down and negative? The title implies a happy post. I should stop making this sound like the Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.

Okay, so what am I getting at? Well I just want to say that this is a new year now for Overville. I know it's not even May 12 yet, but the end of my lazy blogging hiatus marks the new beginning, hence the title, hence the new layout, HENCE, the bigger font size. I love my readers, and since one of my readers requested for a new look, and that I keep getting emails about how small the font size I use is and how difficult it is to read, I'm giving it up. I'm back. And I'm kind of starting anew.

Again, I want to thank everyone who reads my blog. I mean it. I want to thank you all so much. 

Oh, and I just want to say that we just had our first physics exam and I think it's cool that I scored 34/40. I know it's not that awesome a score, but I'm not really the kind of guy who gets an A in an exam and sits in his chair and mopes because he didn't get an A+. For a person who doesn't really like physics, who sucked at Level 1 Physics last term, it's quite good. I'm satisfied with my score, and I'm happy. I love being happy.

This is it.

kudos to me and my blog, and to everyone's blogs.
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