On the last Friday of every month, the V2Works crew gets together for a casual happy hour at one of the local watering holes. The official event name is Month End Happy Hour, or as we winkingly refer to it, MEHH. (We do love a good acronym!) We closed out February this past Friday with a visit to McMenamins Anderson School, specifically their Tavern On The Square. It's an old schoolhouse that's been converted to a very cool hotel and set of restaurants. As the eight of us sat by the fireplace, chomping on pizzas, olives, breads and spreads, and drinking some custom brews and other great things, our conversations ran amuck! For instance.... This place has very high ceilings with crossbeams that prompted Troy to remember being a kid [...]
2017 is off to a busy start here at V2Works. Our first Month End Happy Hour (MEHH) outing of the new year was just what the team needed to let off some steam. We celebrated our January MEHH, at the Beardslee Public House in Bothell, with jokes and delicious appetizers, including poutine with veal gravy, brussel sprouts, crab artichoke dip, and bavarian pretzels with cheese sauce. Among the craft cocktails and specialty ciders, we discussed crazy ideas for future inventions, tried our luck at spinning pennies on cocktail plates (to no avail), and ooo-ed over our newest team member, Arianna's, wedding photos. Our coveted MEHH, at the end of every month, is just what everyone needs to start the next month fresh and revived. If you are ever at the Beardsley Public House, the Crab [...]
You know that a place is an instant favorite when the V2Works team unanimously decides to revisit our prior MEHH location. We don't normally do that, instead always finding the adventure of new discoveries more exciting. But Hollywood Tavern in Woodinville was far too enticing to not return to ASAP, what with their deliciously tempting appetizers and their unique whisky milkshakes. So off we went for the final MEHH of 2016 as December ended (or more like YEHH - year-end happy hour!). I don't know what it was about this day but we came up with some totally strange topics of conversation throughout the happy hour. Like what? Well...talking fish, the rebirth of Olympia Beer, extreme snowmobiling, bad dentistry stories - oh yeah - we had it all. And being that [...]
The V2Works team closed out the spooky yet great month of October with one of the most fun experiences in MEHH (month-end happy hour) history. We trekked over to the Hollywood Tavern in beautiful Woodinville, where we discovered that they have one of the greatest menus of delectables! We chomped on chile tots, cajun wings, Korean tacos, some tasty fries with dipping sauces, plus sliders and even fried pickles. It was October-feast! The highlight may have been their trio of "adult" milkshakes: Stumbling Cow, Holy Cow and the Nutty Cow - each made with a healthy dose of whiskey. Yumm! Being that we're a group that thrives on creativity, we have a knack for coming up with the most bizarre set of things to talk about. This month was no [...]
It’s always hard to tell how the weather might turn out on a September 30th in the Northwest. It can be rainy and 50, or we can get lucky with warm and sunny conditions. V2Work’s MEHH (Month End Happy Hour) delivered the latter this time! We took full advantage, enjoying our drinks and multiple appetizers outside at the Beardslee Public House, closing out a very exciting month. We chatted about topics that included the architectural design decisions of adjacent buildings, why Sia chooses to perform without a band onstage, and whether liver pâté is tasty or nasty. (Notice how one little letter can make a big difference?) The vote leaned toward nasty, with just two notable dissents. All in all, it was a great way to close out the month. [...]
With Labor Day just a week away, the V2Works team closed out the final Friday of August with our Month End Happy Hour at the home of Troy and Kathleen. We basked in the warm glow of a sunny afternoon, as we enjoyed drinks on their beautiful custom-built deck, coupled with some tasty appetizers to nosh on. The conversation turned to good songs for road trips, laughing-inducing face-swapping photo apps, and sharing ideas/plans for the not-too-distant holiday weekend. Nothing “meh” about this happy hour - it was pure MEHH!
The V2 Works team closed out July in a very hot way on a very hot day! On this MEHH, we enjoyed some drinks and snacks outdoors on the McMenamins patio. (Three of us opted for their raspberry-infused ale and found it quite refreshing!) The weather was gorgeous and the group conversation was well-spirited as we went from discussing the summer’s blockbuster movies to adventures in camping and hiking, as well as reminiscing about our day just two weeks earlier visiting Bullwinkle. Unfortunately Troy had to miss this MEHH as he was on his way to Philadelphia for the AACC tradeshow, but a good time was had by those who were in town and could make it! Yikes – July is over. The next one will be just a week [...]
The place is tucked away in a business park setting, but the atmosphere inside The Collective On Tap made it a great spot to hold the V2Works month-end happy hour (MEHH!) to close out April. As we chatted about topics ranging from the awesomeness of Prince, to trade shows in Germany, to the muscle-relaxing massages we’d all received earlier in the day, the crew noshed on some creatively tasty appetizers and downed some celebratory suds as we bid adieu to another month. #V2WorksCulture #V2WorksPerks
Our annual Employee Massage Day is a fun and relaxing event for all of the V2 team. This year's Massage Day also happened to fall on MEHH (Month End Happy Hour) — hence the post's name 'Mehh-ssage Day.' Each of us were treated to personalized 45-minute massage sessions in the comfort of our make-shift sanctuary, the conference room. With zen Pandora stations strumming in the background, our talented masseuse, Eme, helped each of us feel relaxed and de-stressed. In a nutshell, the day was absolutely incredible! Now that everyone is a complete noodle, we're headed out of the office early to celebrate month end at The Collective on Tap in Woodinville. Thanks to V2Works for your continued generosity and making us all feel completely appreciated (and thanks to Megan, for [...]
March went out like a lion as the V2Works team celebrated our Month End Happy Hour (MEHH) at Beardslee Public House, closing out the final Friday in March. Though we refer to it as MEHH, make no mistake — there’s nothing boring about it. Our March schedule kept us moving with projects for the annual Pittcon tradeshow, as well as prepping for some exciting new work, so we celebrated by having a few drinks and delicious appetizers. It’s all part of the V2Works team culture. Subjects ranged from favorite movie quotes, to Troy’s preparations for the upcoming Desert 100 — a wild free-for-all ride in the desert areas of central Washington. March was so good that we can’t wait to see what April has in store!