Monthly Archives: July 2012

FRIDAY FUN ~ HA! HA! HA! ~ YOUR INSTANT VACATION

Click here for more graphics and gifs!LAUGHTER IS AN INSTANT VACATION”     MOVIE

FROM SIMPLE TRUTHS.COM

          HUMOUROUS QUOTES ON LIFE

Did you know that recent studies say that we need at least 12 laughs per day to stay healthy?  We at Rainsoft Ottawa want to do our part in boosting your health factor with this presentation – lots of Ha!Ha!Has! in store for you.  Have fun with the ‘tickles to you funny bone’ and enjoy your armchair ‘stress free’ vacation with quotes in the video from  famous celebrities.

Click here for more graphics and gifs!The following lists just a few of the famous people quoted in the book: Joey Bishop, Zaa Zaa Gabor, Roseanne Barr, Erma Bombeck, Phyllis Diller, W. C. Fields, Cary Grant, Jerome K. Jerome, Rita Rudner, Ben Franklin, Jackie Mason, Bob Thaves, Ashleigh Brilliant, Robert Orben, Tommy Cooper, Bill Cosby, Henny Youngman,  Cathy Guisewite

CLICK BELOW for link to video ~

Laughter is an Instant Vacation Movie.

Click here for more graphics and gifs!Comments from simpletruths.com site about the book, ‘Laughter is an Instant Vacation’ ~ “They say laughter is the best medicine.  In fact, studies show that we need a minimum of 12 laughs a day…just to stay healthy.  ‘Laughter is an Instant Vacation’ can deliver 250 of them.  Paired with funny photos, these quotes are guaranteed to give you an attitude boost or provide a laugh when you need it most.  So, put the fun back in your life with ‘Laughter is an Instant Vacation’…

Simple Truths provides customers with inspirational and motivational gift books and movies.  Our books and movies are comprised of short inspirational stories and motivational quotes that are certain to make a positive lasting impression.  Simple Truths gift books and movies are great for friends & family, co-workers, teachers, students, corporations and businesses.”

Click here for more graphics and gifs!Knowing I won’t be disappointed with the content, I plan to order this book to keep handy on the coffee table for our daily chuckles ~ thanks to Simple Truths.

Click here for more graphics and gifs!As usual, I encourage you to share this video with your family, friends and co-workers.

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DANGER ~ RECYCLE YOUR UV LAMPS!

If you have been following our Rainsoft Ottawa Product description series you know that  ultraviolet (UV) light water disinfection systems are an excellent choice and much more effective than other systems in eliminating unwanted and dangerous microorganisms in your water (city or well).

For those of you who haven’t watched our videos, I am including our Rainsoft UV light water disinfection system video.

I would like to bring your attention to “Keeping Tubes Out of Our Landfills” article in the July/August 2012 issue of WATERCANADA magazine.

We know that: 1) a UV light water disinfection system is a popular choice for eliminating microorganisms, and 2) a UV light water disinfection system is a safer and more environmentally friendly system than a chemical system.

BUT…

It’s vital that you know that these UV lamps contain mercury so disposing of them in a responsible manner is extremely important. Otherwise the mercury will be released into our environment when the old or broken lamps are trashed.

Contact with mercury poses threats to human, animal and environmental health.

Please ensure you dispose of these lamps at a hazardous waste disposal site to keep everyone safe and healthy.  According to the WaterCanada article some provinces do not have a recycling programme in place and some manufactures accept the cost of having the bulbs returned to them for disposal.

If you have any questions regarding the Ultraviolet Water disinfection systems, or about UV lamp disposal please don’t hesitate to call Rainsoft Ottawa at 613-742-0058

 

CRIMINAL!!! AFRICAN LION SLAUGHTER ~ MUST BE STOPPED!!!

The following text is taken from the Avaaz.com petition ~

…Hundreds of South African lions are being slaughtered to make bogus sex potions for men. 
But we can stop this cruel trade by hitting the government where it hurts ~ the tourism industry.

A global ban on tiger bone sales has traders hunting a new prize ~ the majestic lions. Lions are farmed under appalling conditions in South Africa for “canned hunting“, where rich tourists pay thousands to shoot them through fences.

Now experts say lion bones from these killing farms are being exported to phony ‘medicine’ makers in Asia for record profits. Trade is exploding and experts fear that as prices rise, even wild lions~ with only 20,000 left in Africa ~ will come under poaching attack.

WE MUST DO OUR PART TO END THIS SENSELESS SLAUGHTER OF THE MAJESTIC AFRICAN LION
~ PLEASE SIGN THE AVAAZ PETITION ~ 

THANK YOU!!!

Link to sign Avaaz petition ~

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_lion_slaughter_for_sex_aides_d/?bdGJicb&v=15578

 

 

 

SKI TO SEA 2012 RELAY RACE ~ 93 MILES ~ INCREDIBLE ENDURANCE TEST!

 

 

 

SKI TO SEA 2 PHOTOPAD

 

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY ON THE 2012 SKI TO SEA RELAY RACE

Nature Conservancy teams from Washington State and Canada engaged in friendly competition at this year’s Ski to Sea relay race based in Bellingham, WA at the end of May on the American Labour Day holiday weekend. 

This annual race, a 100-year tradition includes seven legs: Cross-country ski, Downhill ski, Run, Road bike, Two-person canoe, Mountain bike and Sea kayak. The ‘not for the faint of heart’ race will take hundreds of eight-member teams through a gruelling 93 mile journey from snow-covered slopes near Mt. Baker to Puget Sound.
The legendary Ski to Sea Relay Race ~ the origins of the Ski to Sea Race date back to the original endurance race, the Mt Baker Marathon, first held in 1911.

Next year I’ll try to blog the event in time for us to support The Nature Conservancy’s conservation efforts.

YouTube video, “Sea to Ski 2012” ~ Race information

~ CANADA VERSUS USA ~

‘When Conservation meets Competition’   Video HUMOUROUS QUIPS from the Washington program’s ‘Team Rotten’ video ~
“Canada’s going DOWN“
“Hey are you worried about the Canadians ~ all they do is eat poutine and play hockey”
“You can either be inside watching the Canucks lose or be out here training for Sea to Ski”
AND ‘back-at-chas’ from the Canadian program’s ‘The Average Joes’~
“Well we do live in the great white outdoors”
“We have to ski to pick up our groceries and fetch the mail”
“Bring it on Washington!” (as the guy gears up in cross-country ski equipment and leaves for work)
“C’est fantastique! – I think it’s great that our Americans are dragging themselves off the couch to struggle through this race ~ Bon Chance” ) translated

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S WINNING TEAM ~  

Ski to Sea web page ‘Results’ comment ~ “May 29th- Race officials have been working since race ended Sunday on correcting times.  There was a timing machine malfunction.  Our apologies to all the racers.  Results are still UNOFFICIAL.”

I guess I’ll have to check the Ski to Sea web site periodically to see the result of our Canadian teams.

Links ~ nature.org/washington

http://www.youtube.com/user/thelegendaryskitosea?feature=results_main

http://www.facebook.com/skitosea

T.G.I.F. ~ THE POSITIVE SIDE OF LIFE ~ EXCEPTIONAL!

We would like to encourage our viewers to visit authorstream.com ~ a fabulous site where you can browse thousands of shared presentations – well worth your time to see what they have to offer!

   Keep a SMILE on your face

             and a SONG in your HEART!

                      A SMILE is a sign of JOY.

              A HUG is a sign of LOVE.

 A LAUGH is a sign of HAPPINESS.

You’ll want to click the square box on the bottom right hand corner to view in ‘FULL SCREEN’ mode.

We hope you enjoyed this presentation and will share with family and friends.

Let’s ensure our doors are always left open to let HAPPINESS in,
Laugh at those mistakes that are too much fun to make only once, Always keep a smile on your face and a song in hour heart.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States

INTERESTING JULY 4TH TRIVIA

A wealth of  information can be found on Wikipedia web site ~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO OUR RAINSOFT USA COLLEAGUES, RAINSOFT USA CLIENTS AND OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS OF RAINSOFT OTTAWA’S BLOG

236 YEARS STRONG
AND
                                                             PROUD OF IT!

HOVER CAR ~ CHINA ~ NO WAY! ~ YES, WAY! ~ AWESOME!

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE ULTIMATE in the ‘MOST AMAZING THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN’ CATEGORY!!!

Volkswagen gathers ideas from the people of China to help innovate future cars. We took one girl’s idea for a hover car and made it into reality ~ uploaded May 7, 2012 by

Click link below and choose the FIRST OPTION on this web site for a short video with background info of the life of a young Chinese girl, Wang Jia, living in Chengdu, China and her dream come true.
http://www.zaoche.cn

THIS IS ONE VIDEO,Volkswagen’s The People’s Car Project: Hover Car, Part 2″  YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO SEE “FULL SCREEN”

Volkswagen takes ideas from the people of China to innovate future cars. We secretly took one girl’s idea for a hover car and made it into reality. Watch how Volkswagen – with the help of her friends and family – reveals the surprise to Wang Jia in the following YouTube video ~ “Volkswagen’s The People’s Car Project: Hover Car, Part 2”

I don’t know how any of our viewers feel about this car, but I KNOW that I DEFINITELY WANT ONE!!! 

Ottawa had better have the prerequisite underground minerals to enable me to ‘fly’ around this wonderful city of ours ~ no more traffic gridlocks ~ YAHOO!!!

Let us know what you think.