I worked most of the day at Starbucks, signing the final paperwork for Spark::red’s latest employee, and helping get him setup on our systems and at least giving him a small clue of how stuff works here. He’s a great guy and I think he’ll fit in well culturally as well as being a great asset for our team.  I’m really looking forward to helping him ramp up and get him up to speed where he can improve our client support and tackle some internal projects we’ve been wanting to do for a while now.

Working from home is great in so many ways, but everyone once in a while it’s important to work somewhere else.  To see other people, get a change of scenery, and all that.  It changes how you think and can really open up some ideas you didn’t know you had.  Plus the chai is pretty good there:)  I’ll be working in our Newbury St. office next Thursday so that will provide yet another change of pace.  I think it’s good to work somewhere new at least once a week.

Emma made this amazing Shrimp Roti for dinner.  It was very complex and time consuming but it was really good.  I have banana bread in the oven now for desert.  I’m in the library, with the fire going, catching up on a few things before I read for a bit.  We got a new fireplace door/surround installed last night to replace the older one which was a bit heat stained and not really our design style.  The one is great and makes the fireplace seem MUCH larger than before, which is great.  I can’t wait to get this room finished with hardwood floors and built-in bookshelves.  Someday (hopefully not too far off).

I’m going out tomorrow to look at some possible office spaces.  We have a great space on Newbury, but as we now have 6 people working here in MA I want to get some larger offices somewhere that’s less of a traffic situation.  Wish me luck.

I’ve been REALLY impressed by the SOPA/PIPA blackout protests across the web today, and how effective they have been at raising awareness in the general public.  I’m hoping a million phone calls were made and some congress critters have realized that representative democracy means listening to your constituents and actually representing their interests, not just taking in bribes lobbying money.