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Jen Austin is the host of the afternoon drive show on Mix 106, from 2 to 7pm every weekday. After a brief stint on Mix 106 in 2009, she's back in the Treasure Valley, entertaining listeners with interesting tidbits about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, and all the latest celebrity and pop culture news as Mix listeners wind down their day. Jen was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska. She went to college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and that's where Jen got her start in radio at country station KZKX. Jen continued in country radio at KASE in Austin, TX before moving to work at a network of stations that sent her shows to markets including Lubbock, Amarillo, Corpus Christi and Tyler, TX; as well as Jackson, MS, Lawton, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and more.

World’s Passion For Soccer Is Just As Cool As The Matches Themselves

Are you a fairweather soccer fan?  I'll admit it.  I am.

I got really into the World Cup in 2006, and I watched again in 2010, and I'm trying to catch it now whenever I have some down time.  And I love it!  But I'll fairweather myself in another few weeks and quit watching soccer I'm sure.  Why do we do that?  The world is super-passionate about soccer, and that's fun to see.  Soccer unites people.

ESPN says Sunday's soccer match between the US and Portugal was the most non-football telecast ever.  

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Summer In Idaho
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Do Some Summer Fashions Drive You Nuts?

Summers in Boise can be gorgeous!  At least weather-wise.

What about the clothes?

Guys, can a mom wear really short shorts?  Can she get away with it?  I supposed it's a case-by-case basis depending on how well the legs complement the shorts, I know, I know.

Short shorts are a no-no according to one blogger, and so are crocs and certain dresses.  Ladies, whaddya think?  I think I'm breaking all of these fashion rules right this very minute!  And I know you saw some of these rules broken in the Treasure Valley over the weekend.  

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There Is One Place A Girl Can Be Cold During the Summer. This Place And The Grocery Store.

The pool is tons of fun, but if it's less than 95 degrees outside Mama needs a space heater!

I've got three little girls that LOVE the pool, and always ask within five minutes of arriving, "Mama, can we stay for two hours?"  They have no to-do list running through their head and no agenda

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Jen Austin
Jen Austin

Dad Gets a Smartphone and Learns to Text

My mom got my dad an iPhone for Father's Day, and my first text from Dad arrived Monday.

He needed a day or so to figure out how to text on this "newfangled thing," but once he figured it out he didn't mess around with just words.  He sent me a pic!  Of my grandma's 1980-something Buick.  And he didn't say a word about it, just the pic.

This is going to be a wild texting adventure with Pop.

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People Who Insert “Like” and “You Know” Into Sentences Are Thoughtful And Smart!

Surely you know someone that's a "like" overuser and inserts it into places where it would be fine if it was, like, not there.  You know?

I read something today that said people who are constantly inserting the words and phrases "like," "you know," and "I mean," are not ditzy and immature if that crossed your mind.  In fact, they may be more thoughtful than everybody else.

I had a friend once who would constantly say as the conversation was dying down, "I don't know, you know?"  Actually, she had the amazing overall ability to plop in a record number of "you knows" in any sentence.  I swear she could pack ten of those things into an eight word sentence.  It drive me insane!  But perhaps she was onto something.

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Online dating no working for you?
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How Online Dating Has Ruined My Love Life

I am an online dater, and I will probably remain one even though it drives me crazy.

I caught up with an old friend last week and she asked if there was anyone special in my life now.  I said, "Oh, there are three or four.  But there are always three or four."  And then I realized how stupid that sounded.

Here's the nitty gritty on why I think online dating has ruined my dating life.  Maybe forever!

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