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.
3 & 1/2 months and counting since my family and I packed up our stuff in NJ and made the trek to Milwaukee! Anytime you leave what you’ve “known” for years and years, you always worry that:
It won’t work
It’s not a great fit
It’ll take a LONG time to FIT IN
Well, I’m here to say that all of those answers couldn’t be farther from the truth! From DAY 1, my radio family here at The Mix has welcomed my family and I with OPEN ARMS (My favorite JOURNEY song btw) and it’s like we’ve known each other forever! At the same time, my new family of radio listeners (ALL OF YOU reading this right now) have also made me so incredibly comfortable and happy and as stated above, it’s like I’ve known you well, longer than the 3.5 months I’ve been here! You’ve helped my family and I find a place to live, great restaurants (my family and I love to eat), great places to visit to entertain my kids, a travel baseball team for my oldest son Anthony and of course, great karaoke so I can get my sing on!
I will continue to ask for your advice on different things along the way and I know WITHOUT A DOUBT, you’ll be there to answer whatever questions my family and I have! For that, I’m very grateful!
Just wanted to take a few minutes to say THANK YOU for welcoming Me, my wife Sarah, and children Anthony and Benjamin with such warmth and kindness! We look forward to being a part of the community for a long time to come!
Thank you for listening to 99.1 The Mix! I’m havin’ a BLAST! Hope YOU are too!
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:)