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Get to know Mark...
 
Hometown:  Vineland,NJ
 
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!  
Posts from June 2014


LIFE.IS.GOOD.
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!
 
Have a GREAT WEEKEND!

-Mark Summers
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Proud Papa!
My oldest son Anthony is 13, soon to be 14 on July 1st!   Another hard thing about leaving NJ for Milwaukee was having to pull Anthony, mid-year, from 8th grade.  ALL of his friends growing up were there…baseball teammates, there…his ENTIRE childhood, there!
 
I KNOW it wasn’t an easy thing for him to do.  Think about it...REALLY, I asked him to START ALL OVER!  6 months have now gone by…and how’s he doing?  HE'S KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK!  AWESOME grades, he continues to make new friends, found a new travel baseball team and is LOVING Wisconsin life like the rest of us!   Last Friday, he graduated 8th grade from Greendale Middle School and I can’t believe it but: HE WILL BE A FRESHMAN next year at Greendale High School.  He’s also decided to try another sport and signed up for football! 
 
I’d say that I’m surprised that Anthony took this challenge of picking up/leaving/starting all over and is just KICKING BUTT doing it, but that’s Anthony!  I didn’t think it’d turn out ANY.OTHER.WAY. 

I’m SO PROUD of him and there aren’t enough words I could write in this blog to explain it properly!
 
Thank you so much for reading.  Thank you for making this an easy transition for ALL OF US!
 
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The countdown Is ON...to June 24th!
I LOVE Milwaukee!  My FAMILY LOVES Milwaukee!  BUT…there was ONE REALLY HARD PART about leaving NJ to come here:  My now 15 year old daughter, Alyssa!  She lives in NJ and not a day goes by that we don’t chat on Facebook or text each other.  I’ve not seen her since Christmas, but THAT’S  about to change.  Tuesday June 24th can’t get here soon enough!  She’s coming to visit for TWO WEEKS and I CAN’T WAIT! 

WE can’t wait to be a whole family again (EVEN IF it’s only for 2 weeks) and we’re gonna have some fun...already have a bunch planned!   My whole family and I are gonna get to EXPERIENCE SUMMERFEST for the 1st time together, we’ll do Lake Geneva, maybe even some Dells action…either way, just having Alyssa with us makes me HAPPY!

Thanks as always for reading…I certainly appreciate it! 

Oh, and THANK YOU for listening to The Mix!

-Mark Summers
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