Everyday a new office

I’m recently self-employed after a 5(ish) year tenure in an office environment. Prior to being a full-time-employee (FTE), I worked as a freelance designer, so in a lot of ways it feels like putting back on an old comfortable pair of pants. OK, it means mostly working in my yoga pants. My comfy pants. What I used to refer to as my fuzzy pants. Enough said. Don’t judge…

In an effort to get out of the house, I’ve been doing a tour of places to work outside of the house. Mostly coffee shops, but I’m game for anyplace with a free wifi connection and a table. Things I will be noting in my blog are as follows (in no particular order):

  1. reliability of Wifi
  2. quality of latte (I’m a double-tall non-fat girl)
  3. quality of baristas (nice? fast? etc.)
  4. availability of food
  5. availability of parking (free on-street parking for at least 2-hours a plus)
  6. presence and quality of art on the walls
  7. cleanliness of restrooms  (toilet seat covers a plus)
  8. quantity of electric outlets
  9. listen-ality (that’s for you Jessie) of music
  10. annoyingness (I know, not a word), or awesomeness of customers
  11. pleasantness of temperature (not too hot, not too cold)
  12. convenience and accessibility of neighborhood/location
  13. proximity to where happy hour will be happening (the Top Pot on Capitol Hill has the corner on that market)

All locations get  a bonus for a good view (both literally and figuratively).