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Posts from June 2012


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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Aaron Rodgers' new Brewers commercial
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Build a Bee House
Convert scrap lumber into homes for native bees to raise their young. Native bees are important pollinators needed for plants to produce fruits, seeds and berries. Planting native flowers such as asters and beebalm and trees like lindens will provide food to help attract bees to your landscape and keep them healthy. Providing housing will also help attract these visitors to your garden. Drill holes into, but not through, any size block of untreated wood. The holes should be about 3 to 5 inches deep and 5/16th an inch in diameter for Mason bees. Insert straws into each hole to make cleaning easier. Paper straws are good for nesting but glass or plastic reduce the risk of mold formation. Mount the bee house on the south side of a fence or building. Keep your bees safe by eliminating the use of pesticides on or near the bee house. Better yet, use bee-safe insect control methods in your garden and landscape. A bit more information: No construction skills? Don't worry - you can use hollow stemmed grasses and reeds as the nesting cavities. Place these in a bucket or bundle them together to create a bee house. Click here for more information on building bee houses. . For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Blossom Drop and Fruit Rot on Vegetables
Don't let blossom drop and fruit rot reduce this season's harvest. A few adjustments in your garden care can help reduce the risk. Many vegetables will drop their blossoms when temperatures and soil moisture fluctuate. Extreme heat and cold nights can cause peppers to drop their blossoms and tomatoes to stop producing. Use floating row covers to keep things warm on cool nights or during heat waves wait for cooler temperatures for the fruit to form. Be sure to water thoroughly to encourage deep drought-tolerant roots. Mulch with shredded leaves, evergreen needles or other organic matter to keeps roots cool and evenly moist. Even soil moisture also insures the uptake of critical nutrients. A lack of calcium can cause blossom end rot on tomatoes and other fruit. Adjust your watering and mulching before reaching for the fertilizer. A bit more information: Products like Blossom Set will help with tomatoes, but not peppers. The fruit will be smaller, but at least you'll have some. This will not work with peppers since they drop their blossoms during extremely hot or cold temperatures. A few diseases can also cause fruit rot. Remove the squash blossoms as they wilt to reduce the risk of damage caused by these diseases. And be sure to mulch the soil to reduce the risk of soil born diseases from infecting blossoms and developing fruit. Melon and Squash Cradles from Gardener's Supply Company help elevate your fruit off the soil further reducing disease problems. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Controlling Ragweed, the Allergy Sufferers Nemesis
If you suffer from a runny nose, stuffed up sinuses and itchy or watery eyes, the culprit may be hiding under your shrubs, next to your flowers or along a nearby roadway. Ragweed is the main cause of allergy and pollen asthma in North America and Central Europe. Common ragweed is an annual with ferny leaves that flowers in August and September. Giant ragweed has larger less dissected leaves and can reach heights of 8 feet. Mowing and removal not only eliminates the pollen, but also the 30,000 to 62,000 seeds that each plant can produce. Removing one plant means thousands less to weed next season. Keep your lawn mown, gardens weeded and replant ragweed infested areas with native and ornamental plants suited to the growing conditions. Proper selection and soil preparation will help your desirable plants crowd out this weed. A bit more information: A single plant can release as much as one billion grains of pollen throughout one season. And that pollen can travel more than 400 miles. Enlist friends, families and neighbors in the cause. The more we control this pesky weed the better for us all. For more information, click here. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Leaf Browning, Scorch, on Hostas and Other Shade Plants
Brown leaf edges are common on hostas and other shade lovers when the temperatures rise or the sun is too intense. Brown leaf edges, known as scorch, occur when the plant loses more water than is available or faster than the plant is able to absorb. Reduce the risk of this problem by growing shade lovers like hostas in shady areas free of hot mid-day and afternoon sun. Add organic matter to the soil to improve the water-holding ability of fast draining sandy soils. Water the plants thoroughly and often enough to keep the soil slightly moist. Mulch the soil with shredded leaves, evergreen needles or other organic matter to keep the soil cool and evenly moist. Yes, I know, this also creates the perfect environment for slugs. If a slug problem develops, capture these slimy pests with beer in a shallow can. A bit more information: If slugs are a problem considering planting more slug-resistant hostas. These tend to have thicker leaves like the 2014 Hosta of the Year "Abiqua Drinking Gourd." For more information, listen to my audio tip on Eco-friendly Slug and Snail Control. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
Once again it's time to celebrate Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Night. August 8th, National Zucchini Day, inspired Pennsylvania gardeners Tom and Ruth Roy to encourage gardeners to share their excess zucchini with neighbors. If you've grown zucchini you know it can create an abundance of fruit. Harvesting when the fruit is 6 to 8 inches long gives the best flavor and keeps the plants producing. So after you've enjoyed those first dozen or so zucchini on relish trays, stir-fried or in baked goods you may be looking for ways to "share" the harvest. After friends and family refuse your offering of this tasty veggie you may decide to join the fun and leave a few zucchinis on your neighbor's front porch. Just include a few recipes if you want to keep them as friends. Or better yet, take your surplus vegetables, zucchini and all, to a nearby food pantry. A bit more information: Many seniors and children benefit from the flavorful and nutritious surplus vegetables donated by generous gardeners. Visit Plant-a-Row for the Hungry's web site at or call 1-877-492-2727 to find a food pantry near you. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Love-in-a-Mist Flower Growing Tips
Add a little love and beauty to your garden with Love-in-a-mist. The fine foliage, white, pink, blue or lavender flowers and attractive seedpods provide season-long beauty. This annual grows best in full sun and moist well-drained fertile soil. The flowers float above the dill-like leaves on plants 15 to 24 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Harvest a few of the long-lasting flowers to enjoy in a vase. Remove the foliage as it tends to wilt much more quickly than the blossoms. And harvest a few of the seedpods to use in crafts and dried arrangements. Pick when the purple or bronze stripes are visible on the balloon shaped pods. Hang in a warm shaded location to dry. Love-in-a-mist is self-seeding. So once you have a plant growing and flowering in the garden, just leave a few seedpods on the plants, don't disturb the soil and you'll be rewarded with lots of new plants each year. A bit more information: This plant is known botanically as Nigella damascena. It does not transplant well. So buy new seeds or collect seeds from existing plants when you want to start this plant in a new location in the landscape. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Joe-Pye Weed for you and the Butterflies to Enjoy
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Cutest Sibling Video EVER!
I can't even handle how cute this video is!!
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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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