Test Your Psychic Abilities

I read this on the WTOP web site, although it says it’s source is the Frederick News-Post (but I didn’t find it there):

Psychic abilities to be probed in Frederick


Art's A Ball

The Frederick Arts Council is putting together another public art project called the Art’s A Ball Public Art Project.

Art’s A Ball Public Art Project
Date – 7/1/08 – 8/15/08
Location – Various Locations
Contact – 301-662-4190
The Frederick Arts Council in collaboration with the Frederick Keys will sponsor a public art project entitled “Art’s a Ball!”, which will feature 1,000 artist-decorated baseballs on display throughout the community. The baseballs will be put on public display at various locations in Frederick County from July 1 to August 15, 2008. “Art’s a Ball!” will culminate at the 2nd annual Art in the Park night, scheduled for August 29th at Harry Grove Stadium. The baseballs will then be auctioned off or sold outright, with proceeds going to benefit the arts in Frederick County. Professional, amateur, student, and celebrity artists are being engaged in this community-wide initiative.

It’s nice to see that they are continuing these public art projects after the Keys to Frederick project last year got such mixed reviews and had some thievery issues. I’m sure I remember reading recently that one of the Keys is still missing. The only question I have is, how big are these baseballs? Are they actual baseballs? Because if people can steal those giant Keys, than a baseball will be no problem.


The bargain bus

I saw this article in the Frederick News-Post and it made me sad …

Anyone interested in buying a home facing foreclosure can save time and gas by boarding the Bargain Bus.

Long & Foster’s Mount Airy office launched bus tours three months ago for visits to foreclosed-on homes.

Sharon Crisafulli, who manages three Long & Foster offices, said the tour has been so far a hit. Mount Airy is in a four-county area, and the company puts on one tour a month. So far Frederick, Carroll and Montgomery have been visited. Howard County is next.

“People may say what a horrible thing we are doing, preying on these people (facing foreclosure),” Crisafulli said. “But the sellers are glad to see us working, trying to sell the home for them. It is in their best interest to get it sold.”

Participants get information beforehand about the properties and then get to visit each one. The company charters a 28-seat bus and visits about 10 homes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tourists get a gift bag with water and fruit.

“On the bus we have an attorney, a home inspector and a mortgage person,” Crisafulli said.

Also, kind of related is this article about the rise of crime in empty foreclosed homes. Sorry for the dose of bad news, I think I like the anti-smoking Playboy bunny at the cigar story post much better.


Post worthy?

Liz turned to me earlier tonight and asked me if I thought this announcement from Urbanamaryland.com and Davidus Cigars was worth posting on FMO. Since it was Sunday, I figured it was post worthy.

The Urbana location of Davidus Cigars is hosting Playboy’s Miss June 2006 Stephanie Larimore on Thursday, May 15th from 4 to 7 PM. I am not sure what this Fort Wayne Indiana native is doing in little old Urbana Maryland, but I am pretty sure it has something to do with selling Cigars.

The essential questions:

To put 100% effort into anything I do, whether it’s modeling, acting, fashion coordinating or owning a spa.

Eye-contact, good manners, intelligence, confidence, a sense of humor, nice abs and a smile.

Arrogance, materialism, smoking, spitting, bad hygiene, drug use, shallowness and laziness.

Turnoffs = SMOKING I’m pretty sure not too many guys will be smoking at the store when she’s there…


Walkersville says boil your water

An advisory from the Frederick County website

Jan. 27: Walkersville Issues Advisory to Boil Water
A manure spill upstream of the Town’s water plant may have contaminated the groundwater that is pumped and treated by the Town treatment plant. This boil water advisory is a precautionary measure in the event that contamination of the system has occurred. The Town recommends that residents served by this water system boil the water used for cooking and drinking purposes until further notice.

Cow poo in the water = not good.


Let's Dance

The latest exercise craze has made it’s way from the West Coast to Urbana Dance Studio: “exotic dance”. Specifically stripper pole dancing.

Exotic dancing – specifically pole dancing – for fitness is a new way for women to feel fit, sexy and empowered, according to Tammy Frazier, owner of A Pole New You. Frazier founded the pole-dancing instruction company last year in Frederick after becoming intrigued by the idea of teaching exotic dance techniques to ‘‘everyday women.”

‘‘It’s different, needless to say. … It’s a different way to enjoy fitness activities and time to create memories with friends. That, all in all, is what the draw is,” she said.

Potential customers shouldn’t feel put off by the curriculum, she said. The only stripping one would be likely to see during class would be if someone gets too hot while exercising and needs to doff her sweatshirt.

As class sizes declined after a year in Frederick, Frazier se (sic) decided to look for a new location. She chose Urbana, and classes began at the studio Saturday.

If stripper dancing is not your thing, you can try belly dancing classes at 24/7 Dance Studio on Prospect Blvd. There are different levels of classes from beginner to “performance prep” as well as private lessons.

If you are a fan of the show Dancing with the Stars, you may have considered taking ballroom dance lessons. Never fear…ballroom dance is here at Ballroom Dance in Frederick, located on Grove Road.

Have you heard of any other themed exercise classes? Or have you tried any of these types of classes and would like to share your experience with them? If so, please leave a comment.