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Through the Keyhole - January 2022


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JAN 2022
Through the Keyhole
Take a break from your day...

Not your typical company OR newsletter
"With a population of just under 500,000, this expensive city is a hub for European culture as well as a central base for research and development into astronomy and particle acceleration!"

Can you guess the location?

Say Hello to 2022.
Welcome to the year 2022.  It is funny to say that as 2022 seemed so far away just a few years ago...but maybe I am just old.  When I think back to what was 2021, I would prefer to look forward to brighter days.  As such, let's start off the year with a list of compliments anyone can use in casual conversation.  These compliments are in no order of importance and all are nice to hear.

Best Compliments for Anyone

1. “You’re a natural at whatever you do!”

2. “You’re the bravest person I know! I wish I was more like you.”

3.  “You’re better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone…with sprinkles.”

4. “You’re the sweetest—you don’t have a mean bone in your body do you?”

5.  “Talking to you is like a breath of fresh air.”

6. “Great job today. I love working with you!”

7. “Your energy is infectious!”

8. “You’re so kind that you make everyone around you a better person.”

9. “I love how you can turn even the most simple situation into something fun.”

10. “I wish I were half of the human you are.”

11. “Your creativity is on another level!”

12. “I love how you decorated your house. It looks like it belongs on HGTV.”

13. “When you get famous, I want to be the president of your fan club.”

14. “You set such a good example for your kids.”

15. “You’re irreplaceable.”

16. “It’s too bad every boss can’t be like you.”

17.  “I love your confidence. Can you send some of it my way?”

18.  “You’re so kind everyone instantly feels like your friend.”

19. “I wish I could figure things out as quickly as you do.”

20. “I’m proud of how far you have come and for never giving up.”

Ok enough being syrupy and nice.  IF you use any of those compliments in the workplace get ready for a visit to HR...it's 2022 not 1957.

The end of the Christmas season means a fridge packed full of Christmas dinner leftovers and the beginning of operation cleanup time. Part of the post-holiday tidying up process will inevitably involve putting away your Christmas lights, tackling that monstrous stack of dirty dishes in the sink, and, of course, figuring out when to take down the Christmas tree.

For some reason, determining the best time to drag your spruce out to the curb (or stick your artificial tree back in the garage) tends to be a hot-button topic year after year. It's right on up there with the real tree or artificial tree debate — some people just have really strong feelings about it.

So, when should you take down your Christmas tree?

If you find yourself stumped over this very question (or continually debating about this with your spouse at Christmas dinner), perhaps consider letting tradition be your guide. Dating back to the fourth century, many Christians have marked the end of the Christmas season on the Twelfth Night (or 12 nights after Christmas) — an evening also known as the Eve of the Epiphany.

The Epiphany marks the day the Three Kings (or Wise Men) visited baby Jesus, and is either celebrated on January 5 or January 6 (depending on whether you count Day One as Christmas or not). Although Christian groups reportedly disagree over which date is the correct one, tradition dictates that the Twelfth Night is the best time to take down your festive decorations — including your tree. It's believed that waiting too long after the Twelfth Night will bring bad luck.

Of course, all of this to say that you should really take down your Christmas tree when it's the most convenient time for you and your family. (For example, Dolly Parton leaves her tree up until after her birthday, on January 19!) Whether that's the day after Christmas, New Year's Eve, or whenever you can get to it, there's really no true "correct" answer. After all, you worked really hard hanging up all those ornaments — you should enjoy it for as long as you want.

Best Part of the House.
A.K.A. I'm jealous.

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Guess the Location Game

Last month the winner of the guess the location game was Paula Zangara who guessed the right answer.  I appreciate all of the participation.  THANKS FOR PLAYING!
ANSWER: Kansas City, KS
"For some reason this city is synonymous with steak. It also "ignored" Prohibition in the 1920s leading to an abundance of jazz clubs, brothels and gambling halls. Called the "Paris of the Plains", after one journalist wrote, "If you want to see some sin, forget Paris and head here."" 

Kansas City is the largest city in the US state of Missouri by population and area.

It is situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers.

As of April 2020, the population of Kansas City is about 500,000 people. It is the 38th most populous city in the United States.

The city covers a total area of 826 square kilometers (319 square miles).

The average altitude is 277 metres (910 feet) above sea level.

The history of Kansas City started in the 19th century as Frenchmen from St. Louis, Missouri moved up the Missouri River to trap for furs and trade with the Native Americans.

The territory, straddling the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, was considered a good place to build settlements.

It was chartered as the town of Kansas (named for the Kansa Indians) in 1850 and as a city in 1853.

It became Kansas City under an 1889 charter in order to distinguish it from the territory.

Prior to and during the American Civil War, the city was sharply divided (because of its location on the border between Missouri, a slave state, and Kansas, a free state).

The city was the site of a decisive battle on October 23, 1864, in which a Confederate army led by General Sterling Price was forced to retreat by a Union army commanded by General Samuel Curtis – it was the war’s last major battle west of the Mississippi River.

The Kansas City style of jazz music emerged during the 1920s and ’30s, made famous through artists such as saxophonist Lester Young and pianist-bandleader Count Basie.

Walt Disney moved to Kansas City with his family in the early 20th century.

1. Kansas City was the home base for the Jesse James gang.

2. Kansas City is the birthplace of Harry S. Truman.

3. The Greater Kansas City Area is made up of 11 counties.

4. There are more than 200 registered fountains in Kansas City

5. The city is called "Paris of the Plains" because we have more "boulevards" than anywhere else — except Paris itself.

6. Actually, the nickname came about due to the city's stance during the Prohibition era.

7. Charlie Parker played his first gig at the Country Club Plaza.

8. A Nebraskan named J.C. Hall moved to Kansas City in 1910 and started Hallmark Cards.

9. Arrowhead Stadium has the first scoreboard to ever transmit instant replay.

10. The Happy Meal was invented in Kansas City.

11. Kansas City has more barbecue restaurants per capita than anywhere else.

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Kansas City Dive Bars ~ 4 min.
Arrowhead Stadium Tailgating ~7 min.
Yeah right.
Joe Rogan on Masks
27 seconds
Budweiser has good commercials

~1 minute

Matrix 4 Trailer
Get Red Pilled. ~ 3 minutes
London is getting fed up
~1 minute
Well That's Profound.

Every box of raisins is a tragic tale of grapes that could have been wine . . .


They say we can have gatherings with up to eight people without issues.  I don't even know eight people without issues. 


Theme parks can snap a crystal clear picture of you on a roller coaster going 70 mph, but bank cameras can't get a clear shot of a robber standing still. 


Someone posted that they had just made synonym buns.  I replied "you mean just like the ones that grammar used to make?"  I am now blocked. 


Dear paranoid people who check behind their shower curtains for murderers . . if you do find one, what's your plan? 


The more I get to know people, the more I realize why Noah only let animals on the ark.


Facial recognition software can pick a person out of a crowd but the vending machine at work can't recognize a dollar bill with a bent corner. 


When all this pandemic stuff is over, I still plan to wear a mask.  It hides the perpetual look of annoyance I have for most people.


I never make the same mistake twice.  I do it like, five or six times, you know, to make sure.


Someone just honked to get me out of my parking space faster, so now I just have to sit here until both of us are dead. 


My train of thought derailed.  There were no survivors. 


If you see someone buying candy, popcorn and a soda at the movies, they must be a drug dealer.  There's no other explanation for that type of income.


After a year of this pandemic, I'm either going out for ice cream or to commit a felony.  I'll decide in the car.


I know it's time to clean out my purse when my car assumes it's an extra passenger who isn't wearing a seat belt. 


Dr. Oz says rubbing coffee grounds on your naked body will get rid of cellulite.  Apparently you can't do this in Starbucks.  And now the cops are here.


Do not vaccinate health care workers first.  If it fails, we're all in trouble.  Vaccinate the politicians first.  If we lose a few of them, it won't matter. 


In the 1980s I fell off my bike and hurt my knee.  I'm telling you this now because we didn't have social media then. 


Some people seem to have aged like fine wine.  I aged like milk ... I got sour and chunky.


Dear Sneeze: If you're going to happen, happen.  Don't just put a stupid look on my face and then leave. 


Vegetarians live up to nine years longer than meat-eaters.  Nine horrible, worthless, baconless years

This Boy can DANCE
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Always was...Always Will Be

Things you don't see every day...

Potato Chip Cookies (really)

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups crushed salted potato chips


  • Step 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  • Step 2 Mash the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until creamy and well combined; mix in the flour a little at a time. Gently fold in the potato chips. Drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets by teaspoonful.
  • Step 3 Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove cookies from sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.
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