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The Anatomy of a Sign Spinner: Could You Do This Man's Job?

Watch the video above: It features Chris Fojt, a sign spinner, who was working in front of the Farragut North Metro station today.  Fojt shows off some fancy moves and talks about the job of sign spinner.

So, after watching the video, we want to know if you think you could be a sign spinner.

Try out our new commenting feature section below.  

Just click on the post a comment space and let us know if you think you could do Fojt's job.

Local ‘Housewife’ creates Concert 4 Japan with Some Imagination and Determination

This story comes to us from Shelly Zocchi?:

All that was needed was a location and entertainment and the event would take off.  With a simple email to concert promoter, Midnight Sun Company, the company behind local cover band phenomenon Burnt Sienna definitively stated, “I like the idea,” and the rest was history!

 

OPOWER

OPOWER

OPOWER is an industry leader in Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid software. Through their patentpending approach, they have successfully converted large-scale customer engagement into a highly reliable energy efficiency program that delivers unprecedented energy savings to their utility partners. Modern DC Business recently sat down with OPOWER CEO Dan Yates and President Alex Lasky.

What does O stand for in OPOWER?
There’s no one answer: the O represents many different things to many different people, all of them positive. We love it for its openness, optimism, and limitless opportunity.

Your company provides a software solution in the cutting edge business of  Smart Grid. Please explain for non-industry experts why they should get excited about Smart  Grid? What does it mean to the average consumer?

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

CityZen, Other Leading D.C. Japanese Restaurants To Raise Funds For Japan Disaster Relief

CityZen, Other Leading D.C. Japanese Restaurants To Raise Funds For Japan Disaster Relief

On Monday, April 18, some of D.C.'s most preeminent Japanese restaurants and their chefs will team up to raise money for the Japanese disaster relief fund.  

The event, which is being sponsored by Washington Life Magazine and the Asia Society? of Washington, D.C., will feature chefs from CityZen, Sushi Taro, Kushi, Sei Sushi, and Matuba, who will set up food station displays, as well as a live and silent auction.


The event, which will run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., will be hosted at CityZen, located at 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW.  

Tickets for the event are $250 per person, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Japanese relief fun.  Complimentary valet parking will be provided. 

What Do You Think About This Customized License Plate?

What Do You Think About This Customized License Plate?

So I saw this car parked near Dupont Circle and was immediately drawn to the license plate.  We want to know what you think about it.

 

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Interview originally posted on I AM Modern Magazine