Today I had the pleasure of working. I know, that sounds really weird, but it is true. It was a pleasure. The reason it was pleasurable is because I was able to work outside of the home in a fairly quiet place that served all the coffee I could drink for $1.50.
Thanks to Mission Coffee and their free WiFi internet connection I was able to spend about three and half hours working on a project that I have spent entirely too much time on already but seriously needs to get done. It was clean, quiet, conducive to programming work and, well, it had coffee. Lots of it. And it was only $1.50 for never ending cup.
It was a nice feeling to get out of the house today. Usually as I am at home working I get derailed by the screams of children fighting or someone needing something. Being out meant that the distractions that I am faced with at home were virtually non-existent (save for guy that sat behind me and talked to himself in a quasi-farci-spanish mix). I had an entire table to myself, off in a little corner, where I wasn’t messed with by anyone. Mostly.
After about three and half hours I was asked to move because the wall I was sitting next to was getting artwork hung on it. As soon as I stood up I realized that it was time to get home. It just seemed right to be done at the time. And I have no regrets. The day was productive, the environment was nice and the coffee was great.
So if you are ever in Fremont and need a coffee joint to sit at and spend some time on the Internet, hit up Mission Coffee. You’ll be glad you did.