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Free water
There's a heat wave in Milwaukee!! Whenever there's a heat advisory Kidd and I hit the streets with FREE water.

Yesterday, what struck me the most was all the people from out of state who are visiting our city for Summerfest. And they all said we have a beautiful city and friendly people. That makes me proud. I always say, Milwaukee is not too big, it's not too small - it's just right.

(photo: a group from Kansas receiving water from Kidd and I)
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Why it's better being a girl!
Sure we can't pee off the side of a boat and we have to do our hair every day. But there ARE benefits to being a girl.

Here's the list I put together to convince Kidd O'Shea it's not so bad being a woman:

If you could be the opposite sex for a day – what would you do?
  1. You can play the “I’m having my period card”
  2. It’s completely acceptable and encouraged to get mani's and pedi's
  3. We can have children
  4. If you have a zit you can wear makeup to cover it up
  5. You never have to pay for a drink
  6. We live longer
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Wow, do we need the rain!
Do you need the rain? Besides the fact that my grass feels like straw to walk on, we went canoeing over the weekend down the Bark River. It was a lot of fun, but the water level was low.

It was so low, at one point, if we would have gottenout of our canoe, the water would only have come up to our shins!

(photo - that's me in the canoe)
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Who is THIS?
Check out this guy, Robby McGee who was dressed up as "Front Row Amy" for yesterday's Brewers game. I was cracking up when I saw his drawn - on cleavage!

Front Row Amy is a super Brewers fan who goes alone to Brewers games and sits in the front row becasause she's such a big fan.
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What do you hate about the opposite sex?
A new study revealed the top 5 things that men and women hate about the opposite sex:

Women can't stand this about men:
1. not listening
2. not putting the toilet seat down
3. leaving gross things like nail clippings in the bathroom
4. having friends they do not like
5. never saying "I'm sorry" even when you are wrong


Men can't stand this about women:
1. saying "I'm fine" when really you're not
2. talking way too much
3. constantly asking "what are you thinking?"
4. winning arguments by crying
5. never saying "I'm sorry" even when you're wrong
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Party Punch recipe
Kidd was looking for an easy punch recipe (and add the vodka). Well thank goodness for the internet, because this recipe could NOT be easier.

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My Dad.
I hope you had a great Father's Day with the special Dad in your life.

Here's one of my sister's, my Dad and I after we were done playing some mini golf (I placed last). We had a wonderful day. And the older I get, the more I realize how hard my parents worked to give my sisters and I a good life.

One of the things I love about my day is that all he ever wants on Father's Day is to spend time with us. He never needs a present and probably wouldn't even mind if we didn't give him any cards. So thank you Dad for making it a "great day on a great lake!"
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Did He Cheat On You?
Wait until you hear what you SHOULDN'T do when you catch him...it may surprise you.

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Do You Have One?

New study says that every girl needs THIS in their lives to have complete happiness.   Do you have it?

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You Be The Judge!

What do you think of this controversial graduation speech making the rounds on the Internet?  Would you want him to speak to your kids like this?

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VIDEO: Ed Helm's Ode to '50 Shades'
'Hangover' and 'Office' funny man, Ed Helms poked fun at my favorite book "Fifty Shades of Grey." I have to admit, it's pretty funny.

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And now that the book is being turned into a movie, who do you think should play Christian Grey? Join the discussion and see other Mix listeners suggestions by clicking here.
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Here's where I'll be this summer!
What will you be doing this summer?

I feel for those people who own pools, because everyone wants to come over - including me!

This is my friend's pool outside of Johnson Creek. It's a drive from Bay View, but worth it. I just hope they don't start charging me admission this summer.
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Great visit from Mom-Mom!
My Mother-In-Law’s been in town for the last 10 days, visiting from Phoenix.   There are 2 reasons that Mom-Mom came to visit:  to see her Grandchildren  and …to see her grandchildren!  Seriously!  That’s perfectly fine, we KNOW she loves us too!  Wait, make that 3 reasons…our house is spotless now too…THANKS MOM! I think we’ve shown Mom a great time during her visit.  Sarah and the kids took her to the Milwaukee County Zoo, then a pool day at Cool Waters and the last thing we did was Festa Italiana!  THAT was her favorite! Festa Italiana was AMAZING!  We went on Friday night and HOLY RICEBALLS!  And lasagna sticks!  And zucchini sticks!  And eggplant sticks!  And calamari!  And CHOCOLATE CANNOLIS!  SOOOO many great foods to eat, music to hear, things and people to see…was a great experience!  Can’t wait for next year! As always, THANK YOU for reading and for listening to 99.1 The Mix!  Hope you have a GREAT week!   -Mark Summers
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4th Of July Weekend 2014...AWESOME!
4th Of July Weekend 2014 was one for the ages!  LOVED having my daughter and our adopted son Cameron (not really, but kinda) here for the fun!  Here’s how it went down: Friday:  First Summerfest experience for the family and I and it didn’t disappoint!  Food, FUN, laughs, music and just a great time enjoying a MILWAUKEE SUMMER DAY…it FINALLY showed up! Saturday:  Used bumpers and STILL got beat by a 3-year old, two 14-year olds, a 15-year old and my wife Sarah.  I’m NOT GOOD at bowling! Sunday:  Spent the day in Lake Geneva and ya’ know…NO BIG DEAL… just drove a speedboat for the FIRST TIME EVER!   WHAT A RUSH!  Can’t wait to do it again!  Kids jumped off the boat and swam around for a bit and we just relaxed for a couple of hours…was PEACEFUL & AMAZING!   I hope you and yours had a GREAT holiday weekend as well!  As always, thanks so much for reading and THANK YOU for listening to 99.1 The Mix!   Have a great week! -Mark Summers
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4th Of July Weekend 2014...AWESOME!
4th Of July Weekend 2014 was one for the ages!  LOVED having my daughter Alyssa and our adopted son Cameron (not really, but kinda) here for the fun!  Here’s how it went down: Friday:  First Summerfest experience for the family and I and it didn’t disappoint!  Food, FUN, laughs, music and just a great time enjoying a MILWAUKEE SUMMER DAY…it FINALLY showed up! Saturday:  Used bumpers and STILL got beat by a 3-year old, two 14-year olds, a 15-year old and my wife Sarah.  I’m NOT GOOD at bowling! Sunday:  Spent the day in Lake Geneva and ya’ know…NO BIG DEAL… just drove a speedboat for the FIRST TIME EVER!   WHAT A RUSH!  Can’t wait to do it again!  Kids jumped off the boat and swam around for a bit and we just relaxed for a couple of hours…was PEACEFUL & AMAZING!   I hope you and yours had a GREAT holiday weekend as well!  As always, thanks so much for reading and THANK YOU for listening to 99.1 The Mix!   Have a great week! -Mark Summers
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Wine Bottles – Out of the Recycling Bin and Into the Garden
Stop! Don’t recycle those wine bottles, instead give them a second life in your garden. Use wine bottles to create a colorful edge along a path or around a planting bed. Set the bottle, top-side down in the ground.  Individual bottles make great hose guides.   Or create colorful outdoor lighting. Remove the bottom of the bottle with a glasscutter. Place over LED bulbs. Strategically place individual wine bottle lights throughout the garden or use multiple bottles over a string of lights.   Put your glasscutter to work creating a planter. Remove a section from one side of the bottle. Lay the bottle on its side, secure in place, fill with soil and plant.   Or remove the top of the bottle. Invert and place in the bottom of the bottle. The original opening is now your drain hole and the bottom of the bottle is your saucer.   And of course you can always place them on a bottle tree.   A bit more information: Convert wine bottles into watering devices. Punch a small hole into the soil of your container garden. Fill the bottle with water, invert and place into the soil. Plant Nannies are hollow terra cotta spikes that can be set into the soil to hold the wine bottle in place.   For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com  
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Leaf Spot on Rudbeckia
Once thought to be the answer to low maintenance perennial gardens, Goldstrum Rudbeckia’s reputation has been tarnished by several leaf spot diseases.   A bacterial and several fungal leaf spot diseases cause purplish-black spots on the leaves of rudbeckia. Severe infestation can totally blacken the leaves and cause the plants to dieback a bit earlier in fall.  Fortunately most of the diseases are cosmetic and the plants will continue to flower and return each year.   Reduce the risk of this disease by providing adequate light and air circulation around the plants.  Use a soaker hose or watering wand to apply water directly to the soil when needed.    In fall, remove and destroy all diseased plant parts.   If disease is a yearly problem, plant more resistant cultivars like Becky, Cherokee Sunset, Irish eyes, or Prairie Sun.   A bit more information:  Or keep the plants and hide the diseased leaves. Plant something slightly shorter in front of the Goldstrum Rudbeckia plants to mask the discolored leaves, but allow the flowers to show through.   For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com  
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Crown Rot Causing Sudden Wilting and Death on Ajuga (Bugleweed)
Sudden wilting, yellowing and death of ajuga, also known as bugleweed, means crown rot may have invaded the planting. This fungal disease is most common in warm wet or humid weather. It first appears as sudden wilting and dieback in colder climates and yellowing and death of plants in warmer areas. The stems of infected plants turn brown or black and rot.    This disease can be introduced into the garden on infected plants or soil or spread by tools and water. Since the disease is in the soil it is difficult to eradicate.   Remove and destroy infected plants and the surrounding soil immediately. Be sure to disinfect your tools with a one-part bleach and nine-part water solution during and after the process.   If the disease continues to spread or has destroyed much of the planting, it is time to start over in a new location with disease-free plants.   A bit more information:  Reduce the risk of crown rot to healthy plantings by thinning groundcover plantings every few years or before they become overcrowded. And avoid planting crown rot susceptible plants in the bed where the Ajuga died.  Consider amending the soil with compost, peatmoss or coir to improve drainage before planting.   For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com  
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Cool Splash Diervilla Shrub for Shady Gardens
Brighten up the shade with a Cool Splash Diervilla.   This cultivar of the southern bush honeysuckle was selected for its creamy to yellow leaf margins. The variegated leaves are topped by fragrant yellow flowers in midsummer. They help attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.   Cool Splash is hardy in zones 4 to 8 and grows equally well in full sun or partial shade with moist well-drained soil. Once established, it is heat and drought tolerant.   This small-scale shrub suckers, forming a dense mass of cascading branches. It eventually reaches 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, making it suitable for small space gardens as well as mixed borders and shrub beds.  Use it to mask leggy stems or visually anchor taller trees and shrubs to the ground.   And don’t let the common name honeysuckle fool you. Though a member of the same family, this is not the invasive honeysuckle taking over our woodlands.   A bit more information: Combine Cool Splash with shade tolerant perennials. Hosta, astilbe, Brunnera, coral bells and ginger are just a few. For more shade tolerant shrubs watch my Shrubs Made for the Shade video.   For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com  
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Smart Irrigation Month – Planning a Watersense Irrigation System
Watering our landscapes properly can save water and improve our plants’ health. And if you decide to invest in an irrigation system make sure to get the best value and water savings by doing your homework first.   Look for systems that include EPA approved WaterSense irrigation controllers. These are like thermostats only they’re for your irrigation system, adjusting watering schedules based on weather and soil moisture instead of the calendar.   Select a system zoned to water plants at different rates. Established trees require less frequent watering than annuals. Use drip irrigation or low volume sprinklers in gardens to apply water slowly and right where it is needed.   And consult a certified Irrigation specialist that understands how irrigation works, the local environment and will help you comply with any building codes.   A bit more information: Your time invested in research before investing in an irrigation system can reduce water use, repair costs and plant replacement. Experts estimate we could reduce water use by 50% just by eliminating improper watering. If you already have a system, inspect it regularly. Check for and repair any leaks, clear clogs, adjust direction and repair damaged sprinkler heads. For more information visit these web sites: http://www.irrigation.org/Certification/Certification_Splash.aspx   http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/products/controltech.html   For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com  
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