Last week we wrote up a tongue-in-cheek back to school checklist for the almost undergrad. This week we’ve got a little something for a little someone: the elementary school student. Fret not hardworking mom, it’s not all about the kids. For every back to elementary school necessity we list, there will be another item just for you!
Monthly Archives: August 2010
There are a few do’s and don’ts that every soon-to-be college student should be aware of. Seeing as a few of us at the UsedEverywhere.com office have gone through the motions ourselves, we figured it might be nice to impart that knowledge on… well, anyone who’s willing to hear it. The following checklist includes everything your average college/university student will need to survive the move to another city and their first year in the dorms:
Coffee/Kraft Dinner Maker
Big Laminated Calendar
Catcher in the Rye
I came in this morning and started reading tweets, facebook & blog posts, like any other day. But stopped when I saw this simple tweet
To @saskboy and his new fiancee,
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environmental & dearden
The Rotary Club of South Cowichan (see the nice looking gentlemen below) are asking for your support of several community projects in the Cowichan Valley, and all you have to do is play golf!
On Friday, September 24, 2010, they will be hosting the 16th annual South Cowichan Scramble at Cowichan Golf & Country Club. It’s the club’s major fundraiser of the year, attracting over 150 supporters for a day of golf, dinner, and an auction. Here are some examples of what they’ve done with funds raised in the past:
1. Reclaimed Cairn Park in Shawnigan Lake.
2. Assisted with the renovations of the Cenotaph in Cobble Hill town centre.
3. Helped build & fund the Aros Road trail – Hammond Way – in Satellite Park.
4. Built the South Cowichan food bank, and provided them with ongoing annual funding.
5. Constructed the children’s park at Kerry Park and helped to fund the skateboard park.
6. Supported the Hospice Society by paying their mortgage for a year, and providing regular annual donations.
7. Supported the Cowichan Hospital Foundation, CrimeStoppers, Community Kitchens, the Salvation Army Kettle Bell, MS Society and Adopt a Highway.
8. Helped to fund the new sports court at Frances Kelsey school as well as a new fitness trail.
9. Helped to build and fund the South Cowichan Dog Park.
10. Worked on building the Trans Canada Trail from Sooke Lake Road to Kinsol Trestle and built the Magee Creek Bridge on the Trail.
Check out the South Cowichan Scramble brochure or contact Clyde Oglivie, Chair of the Golf Organizing Committee, for more information. There are opportunities to register a foursome and play, sponsor a hole, donate a non-perishable item to their ‘Taste of the Valley’ raffle or participate as a dinner/auction guest.
Best of luck Rotary, and thanks for posing with our UsedCowichan.com bags!
There are a couple things that UsedEverywhere.com and college students have in common. We both like to have fun, and we know what it’s like to do it on a budget. While we don’t condone the mischievous antics listed below, we can appreciate the countless laughs between friends that they’ve inspired over the years (and we hope you can too). Whether you’re on your way to university or those days have come and gone, here are our top five back-to-school pranks for students, on the cheap.
5) Packed Full of Packing Peanuts
There aren’t many positive things to say about your average dorm room. It’s small, old, and probably dirty (just sayin’). This bodes well for the prankster with peanuts. Packing peanuts that is. After a quick search of your local UsedEverywhere.com you might just get a truck load for free. Grab a few helping hands, pick an unsuspecting friend, and fill up their room when they’re off to the latrine. Then, watch from around a corner as they open their door. Be aware, though: You’re obligated to stick around for the clean up.
4) Saran Wrapped Toilet (male dorms only)
Speaking of latrines, you may have heard of (but hopefully not experienced) the Saran wrapped toilet seat. When you’re mark is asleep, lift up the toilet seat and tear off a large piece of Saran wrap. Pull it over the toilet bowl, but make sure to leave some slack. It may be easier to spot, but a tight wrapping will result in a nasty clean-up. Sit back and wait for a dramatic reaction.
3) Food Gone Wrong
From apple cores to unfinished Kraft Dinner to whatever else floats your boat. The age-old “leave something nasty in the corner of your friends room” prank lives on. Though, if they’re not hygienic enough to look in their corner they may not be cleaning their room anyway. In which case they’re pranking themselves. Think about that for second.
2) Sugar in the Bed
Simple and cheap. Sprinkle some sugar under the covers of your friend’s bed and they’ll toss and turn until they wash their sheets. Incentive to clean can’t be a bad thing, can it? All experienced pranksters know that timing is everything. In this case, that means the night before your friend’s calculus exam is off limits. Remember, this is ethical mischief we’re talking about.
1) Cold Awakenings
What may be the hardest of this list to pull off may also be the most rewarding. If you have a friend that sleeps deep, then round up a group to carry them, mattress and all, outside. Set up a video recorder or web cam for the best results.
Hope you enjoyed our foray into college shenanigans. Have a great weekend!
Here’s something to consider about Facebook fan pages. According to The Montreal Gazette, Canada has only 334 fans. But in taking a look at Government fan pages for Canada, which one do you follow?
- The one from the article (334)?
- This one (2780)?
- Maybe this one suites your fancy (210)?
- Probably not this one (16)
While all of them say they are “government” which one is really the government? There is no ownership info; no info what-so-ever.
I’m curious which Canada facebook fan page you follow, if any? Just leave a comment with the link.
As of approximately 4:00 pm GMT +8 UsedWinnipeg.com was attacked by pornographic spam. The attacker posted several featured ads that were by means family friendly. As a result we have immediately taken down UsedWinnipeg.com until the issue has been resolved.
Remember when you went to your last family reunion? Did you have two cousins that seemed to hate each other? Every year they ended up fighting. After the fight broke their parents forced them into separate ends of the house, one in the kitchen, the other the garage. This seems to be the behaviour of Cragslist vs eBay Classifieds (aka Kijiji).
We’d like to remind everyone that while Craigslist attacks eBay in their “family friendly” battle that eBay owns 25% of Craigslist. While the businesses have doubts and animosity towards this investment, it’s like those two cousins fighting on the front lawn.
UsedEverywhere is family friendly. Plus, we’re proudly Canadian.
Check out the latest Usedeverywhere.com installment: Echoadelaide.com.au. It launches today, Friday the 13th in Adelaide, Australia. Why is it called Echoadelaide? The name has a local meaning. Echoadelaide.com.au gets its name from the old-fashioned South Australian term for â€œbottle.â€ Glass bottles were called echoes because they used to be washed out and reused in this State. Local beer and soft drink manufactures have been voluntarily reusing/recycling in Adelaide since 1897!