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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Through the Keyhole - January 2015
JANUARY 2015 Through the Keyhole
Informative & Interesting... not your everyday company newsletter.
Welcome 2015 Another
year has come and gone and it feels like it went by so fast. I have
heard from everyone I know that each year seems to go by faster and
faster. How depressing. I want to savor the moments and make new
memories every day. Not just with my kids and family but with my
friends (all two of them), my 'TURNkey family' and all of my great
customers (and some of the bad ones too).
know that expression, "stop and smell the roses"? The expression
represents the idea of taking moments and savoring them. Put them in
your minds' eye and keep them there where you can draw upon them when
the days may be long and dark. January is a new year and a time to make
resolutions and break them.
wish for everyone this New Year is to make memories. It may sound
trite to live, laugh, and love but it surely cannot hurt. So there it
is, my New Year's wish for you. Now don't say I didn't say something
nice at least once this year...
month's winner of the "guess the location" game was Dr. Crane who
quickly quipped - Bora Bora of French Polynesia.. It seems that there
may not be a corner of the earth that Dr. Crane has not seen.
now for a new picture above- Can you guess where it is by looking
through the keyhole? "The 'high line' pictured above is an example of
repurposing in a great City. Inspired by a similar project in Paris,
this old railway elevated bed re-built in 1993 is located in a place you
might find meatpackers (or used to find meatpackers). Although there
are many great sights in this City, an obscure one with an obvious
foreground just might be the easiest clue yet."
answers will be given recognition but half the fun is trying to figure
it out. The correct answer will be revealed in the subsequent issue.
Good luck and have fun.
As always, send any items you think are newsworthy, interesting or just plain odd to email@example.com
Bora Bora- Keyhole Answer
major tourist destination is Far East from here with an extinct volcano
and lush barrier reef. Some say that it is just plain boring. It is
said that Emile De Becque may have lived here and the peaks could
possibly have been be the basis for Bali Hai in South Pacific."
Society Islands, French Polynesia
aquatic centric luxury resorts are located here, 143 miles northwest
from Tahiti and is surrounded by a barrier reef. In the center of the
island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mt.
Pahia and Mt. Otemanu. The highest point is 2,385 feet and the
population is nearly 9 thousand. James Cook sighted the island in 1770
and the French took over in 1888.
WWII the US chose Bora Bora as a South Pacific supply base, an oil
depot, airstrip, seaplane base and defensive fortifications were
constructed. Known as Operation Bobcat, it maintained a supply force of
9 ships, 20,000 tons of equipment and nearly 7,000 men. The island
never saw combat and the base was officially closed in 1946. It has been
said that this destination was the setting for Roger's and
Hammerstein's South Pacific musical. Bali Hai being the fabled island
of two peaks which is the extinct volcano.
the Island of Bora Bora relies largely on tourism and because of this
seven luxurious resorts were built over the past few years. Hotel Bora
Bora was the first to build bungalows that stand over the water using
stilts which are now a given of every resort on the island as these
bungalows provide spectacular sights of lagoons and mountains. The Four
Seasons has been rated the number one hotel in this destination in
you care to go there you must fly to Tahiti first and then take a
literal puddle jumper to Bora Bora. From Chicago, the flights are about
Bora Bora's St. Regis Resort was the scene where the movie 'Couples Retreat' was shot. It appeared on screen as the Eden Resort.
Bora is one of the most secluded islands on the planet. To demonstrate
this, the Island of Hawaii gets more visitors in 10 days than the whole
of French Polynesia gets in a whole year.
Bora has all this...but what really makes it a paradise is that there
are no poisonous insects or snakes. You can sleep on the beach without
risking a snake bite.
you put a flower on your left year, it is an indication that you have
someone special in your life. If on the other hand you put it on your
right ear, it means you are looking and Bora Bora natives will spoil you
Half of the population of Bora Bora is below 20 years. Expect to see many beautiful people enjoying the sun on the beaches.
Island of Bora Bora is one of the best places on earth to honeymoon.
With the seclusion found on the beaches, you can even consummate your
marriage on the beach...yeah...it is that deserted.
face it, tours are only as good as their tour guides. A couple of years
ago, I had the privilege of experiencing a tour that really knocked my
socks off. It was a private tour for my small group of 4 and a 7 hour
journey through what felt like all of Manhattan. From riding the subway
to walking from Battery Park through the Financial District, Chinatown,
SoHo, NoHo and finishing up in the meatpacking district...we sampled
food (had a slice), learned so much about the City and had a blast!
New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the
eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the
cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York
rode the New York subway (and learned how to understand it), pounded
the pavement, and met the people who have become the fabric of that
really get a feel for NYC and understand why the people there are so
arrogant about their city... Take a look and maybe the Big Apple might
just surprise you. I know it did me.
My wife took this picture. Take a look at the name of the restaurant. Only in Mexico...
What can I do with a staple remover...
12 Things you never knew about Home Alone
Some directors just like to make extra certain that
they’ve picked out the right star for their magnus opus-even when they
think they’ve already found him. Chris Columbus actually wrote the part
of Kevin McAllister specifically for Macauly Culkin-but that didn’t stop
him auditioning over a hundred other little boys first to make sure
he’d got the right fit. Talk about perfectionist….luckily for Culkin, he
turned out to be just what the director was looking for and launched
his career with this iconic chidren’s classic.
8. The House
Chris Colmbus has a real thing for the Chicago
suburbs-he’s set several of his movies there, and Home Alone is not an
exception. The house, which actually exists and can be found at 671
Lincoln Avenue in Winneteka, Illinois- is three stories high and spans
over 4,000 feet-fancy! It sold for $1.5 million at a recent
auction-although whether the booby traps were still in place by then
remains to be seen. Listen for caper music and cartoon sound effects whenever you walk by.
in the ‘90s, Clip Art took over Word and PowerPoint files thanks to the
thousands of office workers and students who used the images as a way
to "improve" their documents. These days there are a large number of
free images available on the web, and Microsoft is recognizing this by
killing off its Clip Art portal in recent versions Word, PowerPoint, and
Outlook. "The Office.com Clip Art and image library has closed shop,"
explains Microsoft’s Doug Thomas. "Usage of Office’s image library has
been declining year-to-year as customers rely more on search engines."
Turns out that the Most Attractive People Live Where the Weather is Nice...
one is perfect. But according to Travel + Leisure readers, Miami
residents come closest, ranking first in the America’s Favorite Places
survey for being attractive. Each year, readers rank major metropolitan
areas in dozens of categories, including craft beers, luxury shops, and
lovely parks—as well as good-looking locals.
In the attractive
category, this year’s survey results saw some shake-ups. Some of the
hipster winners from last year have faded in the eyes of the T+L
community, which favored cities with a tendency toward sunshine, smiling
residents, and serious style.
One disqualifier, meanwhile, may
be a weakness for team jerseys: the list of the 10 least attractive
cities has an eerie overlap with the survey’s top 10 of enthusiastic
Read on for the top 5 in both categories.
No. 1 Most Attractive: Miami
City clearly did not wow voters with its looks, but it made an
impression for its cool edge, ranking in the top 20 cities for hipsters.
You can find them in the Midtown area, embracing the made-in-America
aesthetic at shops like Shinola, known for its bicycles, watches, and
leather goods. Detroit also won approval for its pizza, often served in a
square shape, as at Buddy’s, a fixture at the corner of Conant and Six
This might be the most refreshing cocktail to serve. Recently, I was
in a Nordstrom where I was handed one of these and then proceeded to buy
half the store...
If you come to our office, we will gladly serve you one of these refreshers.
If you simply would like to buy them for yourself you can find them at Mariano's, Whole Foods or Walgreens.
A lot of things happen over the course of a football game, but
revealing a stranger's infidelity isn't usually one of them. Yet that's
exactly what happened to this guy. During the Lions-Bears game on
Thanksgiving, this guy noticed the woman in front of him texting a
person named "Jason" saying how much she wanted to be with him, except
she was at the game with her husband. So he did what any rational person
would do: Write the cheated-on husband a note.
Did we mention she was 8 months pregnant?
And here's what he posted later that night:
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Shrimp (Camarones al cilantro)
8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3 tbsp. mayonnaise
3 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 pc. garlic clove
1 ½ pcsserrano chili
2 pcs. lemons ( juice only )
1/4 cup milk
Salt to taste
1 lb. shrimp
1 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. finely chopped onion
BLEND ingredients cilantro sauce and set aside.
SAUTE onion in a frying pan with olive oil and add the
shrimp (not more than a couple minutes per side)
INCORPORATE cilantro sauce, stir and serve over pasta or