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Brain Strain
Travelers voted THIS the worst thing about staying at a hotel on vacation Incorrect Guesses: kids, the other guests, paying for parking, bugs Correct Answer: noise or noisy neighbors
Black Bean Spinach Salad
Meat Free Monday! A nice, light salad sounds delish today after the potluck extravaganza from the long weekend. 4 cups fresh baby spinach 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper 2 medium tomatoes, wedged 1...
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Brain Strain
THree quarters of men say they definitely judge another man by his BLANK Incorrect Guesses: actions, personality, vehicle, wife, job, hair, yard, height, handshake, clothes Correct Answer: cell phone ringtone
Brain Strain
10 years ago, only 8% of couples admitted doing THIS. Today, it's more than double that Incorrect Guesses: swingers, kissing in public Correct Answer: sleep in separate beds
Brain Strain
According to NASA, the perfect one of THESE lasts 26 minutes Incorrect Guesses:  eclipse, sunset, shuttle launch, splashdown, sunrise, pre flight check, orbit around the earth Correct Answer:  a nap
All American Cheeseburgers
Juicy and delicious! 2 tbsp finely chopped onion 2 tbsp ketchup 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp steak sauce 1/4 tsp cider vinegar 1 pound ground beef 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese 4 hamburger buns, split...
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Brain Strain
Some do THIS every weekend, but the average person does THIS only once a year Incorrect Guesses:  play golf, clean out the car, spring cleaning, go to the movies Correct Answer:  eats waffles
Brain Strain
Before deciding on which they prefer, women need to see 5 of THESE, but men only need to see 2 Incorrect Guesses:  shoes, car, hair-dos, pants, paint colors, houses, credit cards, greeting cards, wedding rings Correct Answer:  selfies
Brain Strain
When asked what you really miss, when you're away on vacation, the majority of people said THIS Incorrect Guesses:  e mail, tv, your own bed, shower, playing the Brain Strain, pets, kids, friends, going to work, your toilet, pillow,...
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Shrimp Skillet
Nothing I love more than shrimp... 1 small onion, diced 1 small red (or yellow or orange) bell pepper, diced 3 tbsp butter 3 cups frozen corn (use fresh if/when you can) 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp each salt, dried basil, dried thyme and black...
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EVENTS

94.9 Days of Summer


July 8 - Benefit for Our Lady of Hope Clinic


When: Wednesday, July 8th 6p-12a
Where: Badger Bowl
What: Please join Kurt Welton Wednesday, July 8th from 6pm-12am at the Badger Bowl for a benefit concert for Our Lady of Hope Clinic. Enjoy the music of W.C. Clark, Tony Menzer, Bill Roberts, and more great artists! There will be free bowling from 6pm-10pm with music starting at 8:00 p.m. and prize raffles throughout the night. Lane sponsorship is encouraged with 100% of the funds going to Our Lady of Hope Clinic. The Clinic provides free primary medical care for men, women and children without health insurance. RSVP and sponsorship information - contact Joe Valle at joev@buildtosuit.com or (608) 833-5590.

July 11 - WOLX & Circus World Celebrate Christmas in July


When: Saturday, July 11th
Where: Circus World, 550 Water St., Baraboo, WI
What: It's a WOLX day at Circus World on July 11th!  Adult Tickets are only $9.49 and Kids get in free!  Come celebrate Christmas in July with Circus World.  Enter for a chance to win a Jumbo Elephant Christmas Stocking filled with toys and get your picture taken with the elephants!  Bring a food pantry donation item and get a ticket to ride on the Carousel for Free!  Get your photo with Summertime Santa and get him your wish list early this year.

July 19-24 - Restaurant Week


When: Sunday, July 19th - Friday, July 24th, 2015
Where: Varied
What: Summer Restaurant Week 2015 Welcome All Food Lovers! 
Madison Restaurant Week has quickly become one of the city's most popular culinary traditions. Thousands of area residents make their way to support the local dining community by exploring the newest restaurants and hitting up old favorites. Mark your calendars for this year's Summer Restaurant Week! Sunday, July 19th - Friday, July 24th, 2015 This semi-annual event is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to sample some of Madison's finest local offerings. Starting at $25, participating restaurants offer a prix-fixed menu with 3 courses and 3 options of each course. Some restaurants offer a reduced menu for $15 for lunch. This year, some restaurants are also offering $30 and $35 dinner options. No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus. Diners are strongly recommended to make reservations in advance. Consumers with food or other allergies are encouraged to contact the individual Restaurant Week participants for information about potential risks. Madison Magazine will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any Restaurant Week establishment. Madison Restaurant Week is presented by Madison Magazine.

July 23 - ABBA Salute


When: Thursday, July 23rd
Where: Monona Terrace, Rooftop
What: Enjoy the ABBA Salute!  A truly unique Madison experience!  Enjoy spectacular local bands accompanied by the best views in the city!  Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating on the rooftop is limited. The Lake Vista Cafe will be open for your enjoyment. Picnic baskets are welcome. Sorry, no carry in alcohol.  Proudly serving Great Dane beer, Monona Terrace offers a selection of beverages and casual gourmet faire on the rooftop. In the case of inclement weather, please call 608.261.4000 after 3pm for concert location. Concerts will be moved inside unless otherwise indicated.

July 24 - Verona Music Festival


When: Friday, July 24th - Saturday, July 25th
Where: Hometown USA Community Park
What: Join WOLX’s Street Team on Friday, July 24 at the Verona Music Festival at Hometown USA Community Park.
§  “Steely Dane” – a Steely Dan tribute band, will headline Friday Night (July 24) from 7-9pm. There will be one band preceding them from 5-7pm.
§  Saturday (July 25) the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra will perform the music of “The Eagles” from 7-9pm. There will likely be four performances in total, beginning at 2pm.

August 5 - Mallards


When: Wednesday, August 5th at 7:05pm
Where: The Duck Pond (Warner Park) at 2920 N. Sherman Ave in Madison
WhatSay hey to WOLX street team from 5:30pm - 7:15pm and enter to win great prizes!  Stick around for the game at 7:05 to see the Mallards take on the Alexandria Blue Anchors. Charcter Communications team poster giveaway, Pickett's Paving driveway giveaway, Kalahari Resorts Indoor Theme Park pass giveaway to the first 500 fans

August 20-23 - Sun Prairie's Corn Fest


When: Thursday, August 20th-Sunday August 23rd
Where: Angell Park (100 Park Street, Sun Prairie, WI)
What: Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival occurs Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23 at Angell Park. Enjoy free entertainment, children’s activities, a petting zoo, carnival midway, and much more!

August 22 - "Life Is A Dance" Release Party


When: Saturday, August 22nd 4:00pm-Close
Where: Monona Terrace
What: Release party of the future hit single “Life Is A Dance” by Kurtis D. Welton. Join us at the Monona Terrace for the party of the summer! Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. and will go to close. Live music and dancing will be available, special surprises included! No cover charge! Food and Gifts for attendees, includes a cash bar. You won’t want to miss this event! For more information contact joev@buildtosuit.com or call (608) 833-5590.