TEDxYouth@Austin 2014. Probably the best event ever. Sure, it was from 12:30 to 6:30 but it was totally worth it — every second of it. I just went to it over the weekend on Sunday, February 16th, 2014. There were about 12 speakers, and a break in the middle. It was amazing! All the speakers were brilliant, all taking about different things. There was a man who did the BetterBlock Project, where he just went around his city— Dallas — and just made it look better and more interactive with the people living there. Another guy from Africa decided to make sure that everybody could bathe in sanitary water, he made the DryBath: a lotion that was a substitute for bathing in water. And finally, my favorite Jon Cozart from PAINT on YouTube talked about how he got into doing videos. Afterwards, I met him with Caitlyn (in the picture) and it was actually the best thing ever 🙂 TEDxYouth@Austin has a great experience for me, and I also went last year. It was so fun and eye-opening. I can’t wait for next years event!

iPad – Valued Possession or Negative Influence?

Valued possession. Yes. Yes. YES. Oh, of course! Isn’t it obvious? I mean, the iPad? Being distracting and bringing me trouble? Of course NOT.

My iPad keeps me organized. I can write my study habits and homework in it, and i can also set reminders for myself. I am a very forgetful person. Teachers are starting to give out homework on the iPad, which is very convenient because then I can do my homework almost anywhere. My iPad is helpful.

Also, it’s a G-R-E-A-T (I can spell) great entertainment device for leisure. I can read on my iPad, listen to music, get on Twiiter, Pinterest, or Tumblr, check my email, all that great stuff. All in a little (actually quite big) technology device. As long as you manage your time responsibly, the iPad can really help.

So, yes, my iPad is a valued possession rather than negative influence. It keeps me argali zed, helps with school, and gives me entertainment. Let me tell you, the iPad has a LOT of storage. I use my iPad everyday, and I enjoy it immensely.

How To Crash a Friendship: A Step by Step Tutorial with Hannah

” Oh my gosh I hate you like so much! Ugh you suck!” If you want to hear these words on a daily basis, well step right up, I’ll help you out. I’m pretty great at making a friendship collapse like a house of cards. So welcome; let’s get started!

Step One : be as annoying as you possibly can without actually trying. Make sense? Nope? Great, you’re getting it! Most of the time you don’t actually know that you’re annoying the person until they say the words that I mentioned earlier. So this is the easiest step. Just be yourself, and you won’t have any problems.

Step Two : be as caring and helpful as you can. Why, you ask? Isn’t it obvious? Because then your so called “friend” thinks your being “too nice” cause that’s a thing, right? Being nice sucks, so I completely recommend it so they’ll hate you even more. Always look out for them, and do everything you can to be a true friend, they hate it when you do that. They only like the people who don’t like them and give them fake compliments so they look good. I know, you’re thinking, ” What on earth Hannah this is the worse advice ever!” Trust me on this, I’ve had plenty of experience so you can be sure that this method always works.

Step Three : get ready, this really drives them over the edge. Always be there for them. Be a true friend. If they ever feel bad and you ask them if you can do anything to help, or if you just wait for them after class, they flip out. Here’s an example of flipping out so you can recognize it when it happens and know that the official crashing of the friendship is coming up. ” Gosh, why did you wait for me? I can walk to my locker by myself, I don’t need you with me every second of the day! You’re so clingy!” Or, my favorite, ” I don’t need your help with my life, I’m completely fine!”

There you have it; the perfect three step path to crashing a friendship. Enjoy, and I hope this works out for you in the future! Remember, if you ever need any advice on how to completely drive your friend up the wall, I’m here for you.

The Weirdest Thing

The weirdest thing is when water comes our of your face when you’re upset. Like your body goes, ” Oh, this guy’s feeling pretty terrible, let’s have him start gushing water out of his eyes so he can’t stop for about 10 minutes! ‘Cause that’s the obvious thing to do, right?” Not at all. Crying is useless.

Why does everyone need to know you’re hurt? Oh right, THEY DON’T. But no, you have to have water streaming down your face to alert your friends — and sometime the entire class — that you’re hurt, or feeling sad, or whatever the reason is. But it’s not over yet. You still need to keep it going for about 10 minutes while you get countless: “Oh my gosh, are you okay”s and ” Oh my gosh, what happened?” And then comes the, ” Oh, did you hear she was crying today!? Scandalous!

The worst is when you actually just get something in your eye, so your eye starts tearing up, so everybody freaks out and thinks your crying when in reality, you just got something in your eye. But when you claim that that’s what happened, people just nod knowingly, while you can still see that they actually have no idea that your are actually telling the truth.

There you have it. I think we all know form experience that crying sucks immensely. It’s completely and utterly useless.