Archive for August, 2010

OMG, Love the way you lie

Thursday, August 26th, 2010


Back to School Craziness!!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Whether you are shopping for yourself, your children or siblings back to school is pure mayhem!!I have been paying attention to ads, flyers, etc.. for "Back to School" sales and promos. The only problem is there are only flyers for major department stores. The newest fad in fashion seems to be aimed at "skaterwear". What I mean by that is clothing that skaters wear (like Tony Hawk). When watching X games and so on kids see the participants wearing expensive clothing(surely they did not buy it, the clothes are given to them to advertise to the viewers and get people shopping for their brands). I am sorry but a backpack for back to school should not cost $50.00 to 60.00 dollars plus taxes!! That's insane! I can understand certain brand names cost more but it seems the pricing is a bit Hollywood. What parents can afford to buy that? Ok, I guess if both parents work $80,000/year jobs and only have 1 child, then that's not too bad. However, with 3 children, that comes to 150.00 dollars before taxes for BACKPACKS????I don't think so!! If I allow this I am only looking at a future of $200/jeans per child as well!! So I guess this year will be the last year I buy back to school clothes for the teens. If they want the expensive clothes, I GUESS THEY WILL NEED TO GET A JOB TO BUY THEM!!As for my youngest child, they do not seem to mind the name brands(or lack of) on their clothing. So for now I leave you with this. I will continue to find the deals on the name brands and put away for Birthdays and holidays. I guess this is the end of my rant….for now. :)


Wednesday, August 18th, 2010




3D TV tries to Eliminate/control Arachnophobia

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Apparently just watching this 3D TV cures you! Well, I had a hard time trying to watch the 48 seconds of video! I have a huge fear of spiders and personally(even though it is not in 3D when I watched it) I didn't have the courage to watch anything past the hairy tarantula! Check it out for yourself and tell me what you think!

OMG! Happy 1 Yr Anniversary TO ME!!!!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Well, don't I feel silly. Took me almost a week to realize it but August 1, 2010 marks my 1 year anniversary for Slicksrants! Holy COW!!! I can't believe it has been a year. WOW! I am so thankful to all of you, my readers. I am also thankful to my Guru, Medaguru who without him I would not even know what a web site or blog is! Lmao!! So, let's all celebrate together!! This week-end I will celebrate my blog and you should too!!

Oh yeah, by the way..I almost forgot..My friend is also celebrating his one year anniversary at his restaurant, here in Welland! Island Spice restaurant will be having a celebration party Saturday August 7, 2010 from 12:30p.m. till ???Lots of food and samples plus LIVE D.J!! Come on out and support your fellow WELLANDER, Lol! Check out his website for more information!

Skills for Success Niagara-St.Catharines, ON

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

This Summer is did my co-op placement at Skills for Success Niagara. They are a non profit organization strictly funded by the Regional Municipality of Niagara. They offer a 3 week program for Customer Service/communication Skills Employment Program. It is a program that teaches basics computer skills. They use the most current computer programs. Once the program is finished they are given follow up assistance. If they need help with interview prep, cover letters, faxing, job searching etc… Each individual has one on one time with the counselors. This enables them to be able to do mock interviews in preparation for the real thing! The participants also receive their WHIMIS training(free of charge through the St.Catharines YMCA program). Currently the agency has a 88% success rate. What I mean by that is that of all graduates 88% retained and secured employment. The agency focuses on job search for each participant based on their past experience and skills learned. I really enjoyed working there and I still continue to volunteer my time. Due to funding cuts this past year the agency is looking for partnerships with other agencies. Want more Information?

Your Questions Answered

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Hello and Happy August!! After reading many comments it seems to that there are some things I need to clarify. So, here goes. If you wish to add my RSS feed, here is what you must do. On my home page you can right click in address bar(for fire fox/I.E users) and add RSS feed. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox have RSS adders. Google Chrome has Google reader. However, if you wish to only see the feed from a specific blog or subject, do the same as above but on the exact blog page. Make sense? On my home page on the right hand side there are 2 different feeds to choose from. One is for the comments feed the other feed is for each new post added. Pick which one you want and click on it. The link will be


For those who do leave comments, thank you so much! I love reading them and posting them. However, I am sure you have noticed it takes some time for them to be posted. Well, let me explain. Many people on the interent are signing up adding comments every 1 or 2 minutes to my blog. These are spammers and I don't want them cluttering up my site! So, I carefully screen my comments to ensure no garbage gets out there! So, if you ask a question in the comments I will answer, it just make take a day or two. Currently trying to get the reply time down to 24-48 hours. If there is anything else you would like to know, simply ask. :) Some members have asked if they can use part of my blog for their blog/website. Sure you can, just please make sure to indicate that it is from my site. That's all I ask. If you would like more information in regards to working together online or with sites, again please ask. I hope that your summer is coming along great. Keep on reading and Have a Safe and Happy Summer!!