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Do you like him too?
Are you obsessing over U.S. men's swimmer Ryan Lochte too?

LOVE. HIM. I'm kind of bummed that he didn't win gold in every event he's been in, but he's still adorable.

But did you hear that he wanted to wear is patriotic diamond-encrusted grill when he was on the winner podium receiving his gold medal? A U-S Olympic officaly said that if he wore the grill, he wasn't getting his medal. He chose to accept the medal instead, but it's pretty funny.

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Do you golf?
Are you good at golf? I'm not that great, but I try. Yesterday was our company golf outing and Kidd and I usually drive around in the golf carts to say "hi" to people.

One guy was nice enough to use his club and take a swing.Of course I was nervous, everyone was watching and...I totally biffed the shot. It went only 20 yards in front of me. But hey, like my husband always says, at least it went straight.

Maybe I'll just stick to driving the golf cart :)
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How to Help Victims and Families of Colorado Shooting
Ways to Help Victims and Families of the Colorado Shooting

Giving First
Colorado’s governor recommends we donate to the Colorado-based: Givingfirst.org. Incidentally, that’s where Warner Brothers put its donation. Giving First

Bonfils Blood Center
The center is desperate for donations of bllod after giving 342 units to five local hospitals, people in the area who have O-negative and A-negative blood should call 303.363.2300  to make an appointment. Home - Bonfils Blood Center

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance
COVA helps heal those who have been affected by crime with its education, leadership and advocacy programs, it is also helping co-ordinate donations for victims. You can donate via their website. Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

United Way Denver
United Way Denver has been working to reunite families with lost loved ones who they believe may have been victims of the Aurora theater shooting. Those looking for missing relatives can contact the organization’s 2-1-1 hotline for help. You can donate here: Online Donation – Mile High United Way-Mile High United Way

The American Red Cross
The Colorado Chapters of the American Red Cross dispensed food, water and mental health professionals to Gateway High School, which served as an evacuation site for victims and witnesses after the shooting. You can support the organization, but they are not taking specific donations for this effort. American Red Cross Colorado Chapters

The Denver Center for Crime Victims
The local nonprofit is providing bilingual/bicultural counselors to victims and families affected by the tragedy. They also provide financial aid and more during times of trauma. Aurora Theater Shooting- The Denver Center for Crime Victims- Hotline Numbers are Open : Denver Center for Crime Victims

For specific victims, sites include:
Caleb Medley: Caleb was shot in the head protecting his pregnant girlfriend. She gave birth Tuesday. The site is raising funds for his medical bills. Please give Caleb Medley your support

Rebecca Wingo: Funds will go to Rebecca’s two daughters, left behind when she was killed. Aurora Colorado Rebecca Wingo Victim's Family Support System Until Help Arrives by steven hernandez - GoFundMe

Matt McQuinn: Matt was killed shielding his girlfriend from the attack. Raise Money For Other Expenses To Support Jerri Jackson
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VIDEO: Packer Shareholders meeting
I was able to go to my first Packer Shareholders meeting on Tuesday at Lambeau in Green Bay! It was awesome. I had goosebumps when the suites came walking and below is the video of everyone cheering when they stepped onto the field.

And check out the new scoreboard in HD, awesome! The construction going on in the south endzone will also add 7,000 new seats. They are calling it the Sound Wall to hopefully give us more of an advantage when the other team is trying to score.
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Have you seen this movie yet?
Wow, what a movie! I LOVED "Magic Mike!" Besides the hot guys, it was actually really funny at times.

The biggest surprise for me was how funny Matthew McConaughey's character was in the movie! He played the role of club owner perfectly.

My only complaint, was how it ended. It kind of made me feel like there should have been more to see.  But then I read from actor Channing Tatum that a sequel is in the works...can't wait for it!
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LOVE these songs!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these two songs we play on The Mix, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye and when I saw that an Indy group did a mash-up between them, I was SO EXCITED!!!

Take a listen, let me know what you think?
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Coolest view of Milwaukee
Have you visited Lakeshore State Park yet? If you're like me, you're probably thinking, "where?"

It's one of the newest state parks in Wisconsin and it's on the other side of the Summerfest grounds. My husband Aaron and I walked there for the first time this week and it really is so beautiful and a gorgeous view of the city's skyline.

Just park behind the Marcus Ampitheater and head north, you'll love it! It really is a great way to showcase our awesome city!

(photo: the view on our walk from Lakeshore State Park)
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HOTTIE alert!
Are you excited for the Olympics to start in London on July 27th? I sure am, I LOVE watching the competitions and learning about the athletes and their stories.

Then I came across this guy, US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. WOW, hottie! Check out this video I found of him and his Mom. I'll definitely be checking out the swim meets in a few weeks.
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Better than '50 Shades' of Grey'???
Now that I'm done with Fifty Shades of Grey my sister (a librarian) suggested I read this book Bared To You by Sylvia Day.

I'm not done with it yet, but it's pretty HOT and just like Christian Grey, the guy has it going on!!!

To learn more about this book, click here.
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A brand new color!
What color nail polish do you put on your toes when you get a pedicure?

I went in for mine and I picked a brand new shade. I was tired of all the purples, pinks and reds so I opted for this bronze shade - and I really like it.

Sometimes, change is fun!
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A new visitor
Every now and then we have kids that call up and want to visit the studio. Jessica, a 7th grader from East Troy has been trying to schedule a visit to see the radio station for months!

Finally, after weeks of trying to put this on the calendar, she was able to come in and visit with her family and best friend Heather.

She's been listening to The Mix for years and she wants to be on the radio when she grows up. It was a pleasure meeting her and maybe one day we'll be working together.

(photo: Jessica on the microphone)
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P!nk "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"
What do you think of P!nk's New Song?   Leave your comments below and keep listening to The Mix to hear "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"

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The Guys Woman Regret Dating
Are you dating one of these guys?  Do you agree with the list?

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