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I Love My Team
I love my Green Bay Packers! As a shareholder, I do feel like it's "my" team :) and one of my favorite times of the year is when training camp starts!

When I lived in Green Bay, I would go to practice as many days as I could, rain or shine. This past weekend, I was up in Green Bay for their Packers 5K  on Saturday and then I was able to catch their practice on Sunday morning. Aaron Rodgers was looking good and so was our rookie running back, Jonathan Franklin from UCLA!

Below is a picture of me in front of the practice field. It should be another good season for the green and gold!

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Smile On!
What a fun time I had last weekend at Summerfest! It's always great to see so many bands in one location, but I LOVE spending time with old friends at the Big Gig too!

This is my friend Kim and I before the Barenaked Ladies show (she's a HUGE fan)!


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It's Getting Hot In Here!
Who did you see at Summerfest?

I was able to see Nelly on a side stage and thanks to Jojo I was lucky enough to get backstage and meet him!

This picture is a little dark, but it was cool to say "hi" and to tell himwhat a GREAT show he put on in Milwaukee at the Big Gig. Smile on!


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Making Beer!
Have you ever been on a brewery tour? I have, but nothing beats actually making the beer yourself! I can't take complete credit for this, our buddy Jason has been making beer for years. This past 4th of July he let me help out.

I was able to add the hops and then once the beer starting boiling I was given the big spoon and started stirring (pictured). This was his American Lager - a lot of steps to follow, but very fun!


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Columbine Leafminer
White serpentine trails in the leaves of columbine are a sure sign columbine leaf miners are feeding in your plants.

These insects lay their eggs on the surface of the columbine leaves. The eggs hatch and a small worm-like insect enters the leaves.  They feed between the upper and lower surfaces of the leaves leaving them intact. Their feeding causes the snakelike trails that are usually our first indication that these pests are present.
 
Fortunately their feeding is not harmful to the plant’s health, so treatment is not needed. Once inside most insecticides will not control these pests since they are safely munching away inside the leaves.
 
You can improve the plant’s appearance with a bit of pruning. Cut the plants back to the ground once they finish blooming. The new growth will be fresh and free of leaf miner damage for the remainder of the season. Plus, it prevents reseeding.
 
A bit more information: The columbine sawfly is an occasional pest of this perennial. These worm-like insects start feeding on the leaf edges in spring. Control small populations by removing and dropping them in a bucket of soapy water.
 
For more gardening tips, how-to garden videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Halloween in Hollywood
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan just keep outdoing themselves every Halloween on LIVE!  Each year they dress up using themes from some of the hot topics from the past year.  Orange Is The New Black, Walking Dead and Downton Abbey were just a few of their transformations this year. You can find all of the videos here and some of the images below.    A photo posted by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:17am PDT       A photo posted by LIVE with Kelly and Michael (@kellyandmichael) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:14am PDT     A photo posted by LIVE with Kelly and Michael (@kellyandmichael) on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:21am PDT     A photo posted by LIVE with Kelly and Michael (@kellyandmichael) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:07am PDT     A photo posted by LIVE with Kelly and Michael (@kellyandmichael) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:28am PDT     A photo posted by michaelstrahan (@michaelstrahan) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:28am PDT
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Live From 30 Rock!
It's The Today Show's annual tradition - Halloween dress up day!  And they did it true SNL style.  Which skit do you think won for best dressed?  Spartan Cheerleaders, Mary Katherine Gallagher, Wayne & Garth, Blues Brothers, Pat or Mom's Jeans? Happy Halloween!   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
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Pee Wee's Back
Pee Wee Herman's coming back. Actor Paul Reubens was on The Tonight Show the other night, and let it "leak" that there's a new Pee Wee movie on the way. Judd Apatow is producing, and an as-yet unnamed director That's going to make a lot of Pee Wee maniacs happy. But here's something that made me happier. Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman doing the voiceover for the new Avengers movie trailer. Check it out!  
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Peter Pan's Clock is Ticking
NBC's live production of Peter Pan is just over a month away - premiering on December 4 - so the PR machine is starting to rev up. Yesterday, The Today Show played host to the new Peter - Alison Williams - and a couple of former Peters - Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby. It's always nice when the future meets the past. And this meeting was pretty cool.     Peter Pans Past and Present! Can't believe I got to spend my morning with Cathy Rigby and Sandy Duncan on the Today Show. I asked them as many questions as we had time for. These women (and Mary Martin) inspire me to no end. What an unbelievable honor. #PeterPanLive #OurShadow A photo posted by Allison Williams (@aw) on Oct 10, 2014 at 6:46am PDT And the first promo has been released too - check it out. Does Christopher Walken fit the bill as Captain Hook?  
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Earning a Black Bear Belt
A video posted to YouTube a couple of weeks ago is going viral these days. Two black bears, taking to the streets of Rockaway, New Jersey and duking it out. The fight starts in someone's front yard, then rolls into the street. Check out the video - but if you're prone to motion-sickness, you might want to pop a dramamine first. See if you agree that the bears sound a little bit like the Three Stooges when they're actually fighting...  
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Whatcha Up to These Days, Jerry?
Jerry Seinfeld is probably one of the best-known comedians on the planet these days. Certainly in the Top Ten. So what's he been up to lately? From the looks of this promo, he's been busy taping his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He picks up a comedian in a classic car, and they zoom off to have coffee and chat. Fun concept, fun results. And the new season starts November 6.     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Jerry Seinfeld.
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Hey, Nice Gourds!
It's Halloween, and that means it's pumpkin-carving time. Some people just cut triangles out of the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds, toss in a candle, and boom! It's jack o'lantern time. Not this young lady. Not sure who she is, but it looks like she submitted her photo to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Take a large pumpkin. Cut it in half. Cut out holes for your legs in the bottom half.. Carve out the top, and put it aside. Cut a couple of holes out of the top half of the pumpkin. String those pieces together with candy corn. Put the whole thing on, and you've got a pumpkini     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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Too Much Wine on Your Hands?
The wine critic for The New York Times clearly has too much time on his hands. In his column this week, Eric Asimov took the time to point out that Kerry Washington - who plays Olivia Pope on Scandal - is drinking her wine all wrong. His critique: "She habitually grabs goblets by the bulb rather than the stem, as a wine lover would. She never swirls and sniffs, the ritual that non-wine drinkers alternately find amusing, affected, or annoying. She guzzles rather than sips." Someone needs to tell this guy... (1) Olivia's a fictional character. (2) It's probably cranberry or pomegranate juice she's sipping. (3) He should get a life.  
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Baby Makes Three
Jessica Biel is pregnant. At least, that's what the folks at RadarOnline.com are reporting. Jessica and her hubby, Justin Timberlake, are expecting a child in another seven months or so - the first for both of them. Like any good reporter, I had to find another source before reporting this news. And looky here - HipHollywood.com had the story six days earlier. So it's got to be true, right? I mean, if HipHollywood.com says so, and then RadarOnline.com says so without saying that HipHollywood.com said, so, then it's got to be true. That's the fourth law of journalism, I believe.  
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What Wine, What Candy?
It's an annual adult dilemma: what wine goes best with which candy? Fret no more - the folks at vivino.com have come up with the Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine with Halloween Candy. Your prayers are now officially answered. Skittles, for instance, go with a dry white or a sweet white. Kit Kats go with sparkling wines or a medium red. A dessert wine goes with just about any sort of candy - which you'd expect. And poor little Sour Patch Kids - they pretty much go with nothing. Now we know what makes them sour...
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