Seattle adventures, life, home, and coffee—in no particular order
When you work from home, “the office”—especially in the winter months—can quickly become a little…confining. Outings to the post office become the highlight of your morning. Conversations with your dog become glaringly one-sided. The sight of perpetually gray sky from your once picturesque picture windows makes you want to shove bamboo shoots under your finger nails. And your usual sugar-free breakfast cereal slowly tastes less and less exciting.
Never fear—this mid-winter cabin fever can be cured. But, reversing the funk requires some serious action. We’re talking wash your hair, put on mascara, and change out of pajamas kind of action. I know. It’s intense. But: It. Can. Be. Done.
So, here’s the deal. Starting tomorrow, it’s on. I’m hitting up 20 coffee shops in 20 consecutive work days. Consider this one girl’s quest for the quintessential Seattle coffee shop for today’s remote employee. I’ll be sampling java, assessing work space, counting the number of accessible outlets, rating the coziness factor, and judging tasty snackums. I’ll be roaming from the west side to the eastside and back again. Occasionally, I’ll be joined by Doodle. Most importantly, I’ll be getting my homebound ass out of the house.
Day 1: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Destination: the tried and true Burien Press
Hold on to your hats. It’s going to be a wildly caffeinated ride.