Favorite Food: Chinese, Italian, Anything, and can't forget EVERYTHING (I hate being SOOOOO picky about what I eat)
Favorite Restaurant In Milwaukee: Only been to ONE so far...Sobelman's Pub & Grill! Jojo took me there for my interview lunch and ME LIKEY! I promise you this: I WILL FIND more restaurants and I will destroy them...and by destroy them, I mean I'll eat at more of em' and get back to you!
Hobbies: Music (I know, shocking!), Sports, and KARAOKE! (I don't drink, so let the fact that karaoke is a hobby of mine sink in LOL) My PLEA to you: find me the best karaoke and let's get our sing on!
Favorite Food At The Wisconsin State Fair: TBD, but I'm sure it'll be something fried.
Favorite TV Show: Here it is...I'm not scared...to admit...that my favorite show on TV is...
GREYS.ANATOMY. There, I said it. Also, I may or may not shed a tear or two while watching.
Dog Or Cat Lover: BOTH! We've got 2 dogs AND a cat! A Mini-Dachsund named Cooper, a Maltese-Dachsund Mix named Callie and our cats name is Piper.
Latest Notable Accomplishment: True story: I went 2 WHOLE DAYS WITHOUT POSTING on Facebook! (yes, seriously)
Something few people know about me: I was the original lead singer of N'Sync! But...I got sick for 2 days and missed some rehearsals and they replaced me with some young punk named Justin Timberlake...WHO'S LAUGHIN' NOW???!!! (EDIT: I LOVE Justin Timberlake and that's the REAL answer to this question). SERIOUSLY, LOVE JT. He's the man, right? I mean, who doesn't love that guy? Ok, next question.
Vacation Destination: Hawaii!
by Mark Summers,posted Jun 26 2014 1:35PM
WHEW! Now that the U.S./Germany game is over and the U.S. backed into the KNOCKOUT ROUND of the World Cup, I can write about how AWESOME the last few days have been and HOW MUCH FUN the next 2 weeks are gonna be!
On Tuesday, my daughter Alyssa came to visit for 2 weeks from NJ! Yesterday, Neon Trees came by before their SUMMERFEST performance…then Jonathan Jackson from the hit show “Nashville” came to the radio station and did his thing for us. Last night, we sat around the dinner table and played Apples To Apples. FUN GAME!
This weekend, my son Anthony has a baseball tourney in Crystal Lake, IL and his games are on Saturday & Sunday. Soooo, what are we gonna do IN BETWEEN? Glad you asked! Key Lime Cove for the ENTIRE WEEKEND and just a GREAT TIME as a FAMILY, TOGETHER! Sorry, CAPS LOCK is broken LOL (not really)
What MORE could I ask for? That’s right, not much. I already have what I need…including YOU! Thanks as always for listening, thanks for reading this and most importantly, thanks for allowing me to be a part of your daily life! Means SO much to me!
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:)