Yes, I am OBSESSED with Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm already onto the second book, Fifty Shades Darker and I'm hooked.
There are rumors a movie may be in the making. That would be great, but wouldn't they have to rate it NC-17?
Everytime I read the book all I pictured was Ryan Gosling as Christina Grey. But now that I'm reading it a SECOND time, I picture Max Irons. Not sure yet, who I would cast as Anastasia Steele. But I'd love to see Sharon Stone as Mrs. Robinson.
Who would you cast? Apparently I'm not that far off, check out this article, by clicking here.
As part of the 45th Anniversary, Summerfest is celebrating festival fans and giving them the chance to be part of their 2012 45th Anniversary TV commercials.
WHAT: Summerfest Casting Call Event
WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum®, 400 Canal Street, Milwaukee
Fans should print the form at: Summerfest.com/tvcastingcall2012, complete it and bring it with a photo to The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum® on April 22 between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Summerfest is looking for their favorite Summerfest memory in 150 words or less.
Fans can enjoy live music and win prizes courtesy of Mambo, the Harley-Davidson Museum® and Summerfest. All attendees will receive one FREE 45th Anniversary T-Shirt and one FREE Summerfest ticket valid on July 4, 2012.
Fans that cannot make the Casting Call on April 22 may submit their information online at: Summerfest.com/tvcastingcall2012.
Eco-friendly Control of Thrips
Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.
These tiny insects have file-like mouthparts they use to puncture the outer surface of leaves, stems and flowers and suck out plant sap. They are very small and difficult to detect. Hold a white piece of paper under the plant and shake. Or remove the petals of damaged flowers, place in a sealed jar with 70% alcohol and shake the jar to dislodge and detect the pests.
Control is difficult and often not needed as the damage is discovered after the thrips have finished feeding.
Provide the proper growing conditions and care for your plants. Avoid excess nitrogen that promotes lush succulent growth these pests prefer. And remove spent flowers that tend to harbor the insects. Manage weeds in the garden and keep thrip-susceptible plants away from weedy areas where the pest populations tend to be high.
A bit more information: Beneficial insects like predatory thrips, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs and some parasitic wasps feed upon plant damaging thrips. Invite these good bugs into the garden by planting a diversity of plants and avoiding persistent pesticides. Visit the University of California IPM online for more details on this pest.
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)