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Friday, April 6, 2007

Never Mind Outdoor Drinking (For Now)

posted by on April 6 at 8:45 AM

Amy has the outdoor drinking question covered. But of more immediate concern: The next eight work hours.

Forecasters predict a high of 76 degrees today. Where can I best position myself to check this prediction?


Location must have: Strong and free wireless signal, available power outlet nearby for recharging laptop, eye-candy, and sun (but not so much glare that I can’t see my screen every once in a while).

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Eli, couldn't you technically find some eye candy on the laptop whilst you're out and about?

Just saying.

Posted by Sam | April 6, 2007 9:03 AM

That pic is OLD. Any guess how old that lap top is???

Posted by Andrew | April 6, 2007 9:09 AM

And yes the man is using a modern-day (you know, as opposed to mid-19th century cell phones, wtf am I saying?) cell phone.

Posted by Sam | April 6, 2007 9:17 AM

Is that Brad in that picture?

Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | April 6, 2007 9:20 AM

Try Pete's in Fremont, good corner, sunny, lots of cute boys-n-girls with their doggies.

Posted by Special K | April 6, 2007 9:21 AM

God I hate you right now... what I wouldn't give to break free of my white collar bondage.

Stayed up until 4 last night, went to work at 8, and all day I get to experience the sunshine out of the window beside my desk. I'm like the stereotypical kid daydreaming in Math class.

Posted by Colin | April 6, 2007 9:23 AM

Hey at least you have a window, Colin.

Posted by windowless room | April 6, 2007 9:32 AM

Isn't there a deck above the War Room? Does it get a WiFi signal from somewhere (given all the unsecured access points on the Hill, I'm betting it would)

Posted by Joe | April 6, 2007 10:08 AM

That pic is boss. BOSS. It's totally my new myspace pic.

Posted by seattle98104 | April 6, 2007 10:10 AM

Not if I steal it for myspace first, Boss. High Five!

Posted by Jackie Treehorn | April 6, 2007 10:16 AM

I agree with the recommendation for Pete's - and right next door is the former Bagel Oasis, they have drinks too.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 6, 2007 10:24 AM

Try a college campus. I know BCC is looking mighty inviting with all those spots of lawn in the sun right now.

Posted by jessica | April 6, 2007 10:30 AM

I have a spot I love for this sort of thing, but I'm not telling. There's too much competition for space as it is.

Posted by Mark Mitchell | April 6, 2007 10:31 AM

San Diego. Any day, any time.

Posted by hunh? | April 6, 2007 11:01 AM

what a shame that people like eli will be plugged into their wifi devices on this beautiful day. what happened to actual human contact and conversation?

Posted by voice of reason | April 6, 2007 11:04 AM

@15: As Eli states, he is looking for an outside location in which to spend his work day. He's not avoiding human conversation, he's reconciling his desire to be outside in the sun with his dedication to his job.

Posted by Aislinn | April 6, 2007 11:42 AM


UW has lots of outdoor wifi, but it's limited to people with campus netids. Maybe one of the city's pilot free wifi zones is a better bet, though they're pretty spotty too.

Posted by josh | April 6, 2007 12:19 PM

Lots of people sitting in front of Top Pot today. Don't know about the eye-candy potential, though. It's never been particularly high when I've been there (but then again that's when I'm there, pulling down the average).

Posted by Joe | April 6, 2007 1:03 PM

College Campus - well, the HUB has no Pub - although we could ask for one - a better place would be the wonderful place to get Margaritas down by the docks near the Foege building (you know, between the Med Center and the Cop Shop). Aqua Verde. You can probably get wireless there, most of the UW is ultra-wired.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 6, 2007 2:15 PM

Oh, and Norm's in Fremont is good too.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 6, 2007 2:16 PM

That 1991 piece of crap on his lap isn't getting any Wi-Fi anywhere. It's OK, though; no one wants to share his frigging Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet, anyways. And that's not a phone, it's a hairbrush.

Posted by Fnarf | April 6, 2007 5:14 PM

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