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Through the Keyhole - June 2022

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

Not your typical company OR newsletter
"Located in the southern hemisphere, this "mountain" looks more like a stump vs. a mountain.  There are many of these types of "mountains" all over the world.  Since this is pretty obscure, guess one anywhere and you win."

Can you guess the location?

Welcome Summer!
Here we are at the beginning of June and the days are long and sun is high.  Soon to be upon us is the summer solstice which is known in the north as the longest day of the year.  Somewhere far away, people are experiencing their shortest day of the year.  Interesting to think about that.  Every year when we get to this part, I try to remind people of the many wonderful activities that come along right here in the midwest.  Just off the top of my head...

1) Summerfest in Milwaukee
2) Wrigley Field
3) Guaranteed Rate Ballpark (Comiskey)
4) American Family Field (Miller Park)
5) Kenny Chesney Tour (saw him in Milwaukee - great show)
6) Millennium Park 
7) Wendella Boat Tours
8) Hit the beach
9) Hit the lake (any lake will do)
10) Dine outside
11) Attend a summer festival
12) Get out on the water 
13) Take walks outside
14) See Navy Pier
15) find a rooftop downtown and have dinner
16) Hear music and / or watch a movie outside

Another list for summer...Great summer movies (not in any particular order).

1) Goonies
2) Adventureland
3) My Girl
4) The Great Outdoors
5) Blue Crush
6) Field of Dreams
7) Summer School
8) Meatballs
9) What about Bob?
10) Caddyshack
11) Dazed and Confused
12) Grease
13) The Parent Trap
14) National Lampoon's Vacation
15) Weekend at Bernie's 
16) Stand by Me
17) Dirty Dancing
18) Jaws
19) The Sandlot
20) Point Break 


Microsoft previews a new, totally redesigned Outlook for Windows app

Soon M365 subscribers will have the opportunity to upgrade to the newest version of Outlook.  For most of us, this is the app where we live all day.  The new version will be a drastic change for some users and wanted to give you fair warning.  If you like what you have, keep it.  If you want to stay current and be a little adventurous, upgrade.

See full article here.

Guess the Location Game

Last month the winner of the guess the location game was Connie Evans who guessed the right answer.  I appreciate all of the participation.  THANKS FOR PLAYING!
ANSWER: Santorini, Greece
"A cruise port for sure but when you arrive you either walk up, take a funicular or ride a donkey to get to the town.  They say these people stole their food from their neighbors but I don't buy it.  The food is too good. "

SOME LITTLE KNOWN FUN FACTS ABOUT SANTORINI published by Anna Sulte, photographer

Although it is the most well-known of the Greek islands, Santorini still has a lot to amaze you! First of all, it is rightfully sometimes called the “postcard island of Greece”, it really stands out from all the rest of the Greek islands (and there are VERY many Greek islands). Its red cliffs, white windmills, crystal clear blue water and blue church domes really are a treat for the eyes!

Today I thought I might share some of the lesser known fun facts that I have heard about the island over the years:

  1. The island sits in a water-filled caldera of a massive volcano (you all know this by now, of course) BUT the eruption is thought to have ended the Minoan civilization on Crete!
  2. Before it was called Santorini, this Greek island was known as Kallístē, which means “the most beautiful one
  3. Santorini is one of the few places on earth where you can visit white, black AND red beaches. This is because of the volcanic past of the island.
  4. Although its climate is very special (rather harsh and dry), Santorini actually has a very flourishing vine industry! The vine here has a characteristic, unique taste to it due to this.
  5. The name itself – Santorini – was invented in 1153 by the Venetians and was told to the Arab geographer Edrisi. It is the pronunciation of the words Santa and Irenene (Saint Irene), which was taken either from the name of the church in the valley of Therassia or from the name of the early Christian basilica in Perissa (which is not preserved).

Of course, the list goes on and on and on. Visit this place and discover more on your own!  Actually, off season is the time to do such discoveries, as the ticket prices go down and there’s more time for exploration of the history and cultural places of Santorini! Trust me, this Greek gem will surprise you (and it will continue to surprise me, without doubt).

Take a look at these pictures. Santorini is really a feast for the eyes...and the food's not bad either.

9 min.
5 min.
~7 minutes
Is this real or is someone sending a message?
Floating Cities? ~2 minutes You decide.
Who wants a puppy?

Answer. Everyone. Compilation ~10 minutes

An Echo...
 ~ 1 minute
The Irish Cop...

A London lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by an Elderly Irish cop.
He thinks that he is smarter than the old cop because he is a lawyer from
LONDON and is certain that he has a better education than any Irish cop.
He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun at the Irish cop’s
The old Irish cop says, “License and registration, please.”
London Lawyer says,     “What for?”
Irish cop says,              “Ye didnae come to a complete stop at the stop sign.”
London Lawyer says,      “I slowed down, and no one was coming.”
The old Irish cop says, “Ye still didnae come to a complete stop. License and  registration, please”
London Lawyer says,     “What’s the difference?”
Irish cop says,              “The difference is,ye huvte come to complete stop,   that’s the law.  License and registration, please!”
London Lawyer says,    “If you can show me the legal difference between slowing down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration and you give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.”
The old cop says,        “Sounds fair. Exit your vehicle, sir.”
The London Lawyer exits his vehicle.
The old cop takes out his baton and starts beating the living sh*t out of the lawyer and says,          
 “Daeye want me to stop or just slow down?”

Look Twice at these photos...
Windmills in a row (probably not moving as well)
dashboard in a car wash
dog on a bear blanket
Four pictures in a single photo.  interesting.
She's pretty good at drinkin' beer...
~1 minute

More Stuff...

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers

  • 3 medium sweet yellow, orange or red peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. Cut peppers into quarters. Remove and discard stems and seeds. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, blue cheese, bacon and green onion until blended.
  2. Grill peppers, covered, over medium-high heat or broil 4 in. from heat until slightly charred, 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove peppers from grill; fill each with about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture. Grill until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer.
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