Annie and I just got back the other night from visiting the headquarters of rocketgenius, the company I work for. We went to Virginia on Sunday, and had a great time. The company party on Monday night was amazing, the weather, while rainy, was warmer than here, and I came back with a ton of schwag emblazoned with the rocketgenius logo.
I got to hang out with the dozen people I work with and their significant others. Annie finally got to meet my co-workers, who I’ve talked about for over a year with her.
We stayed in the Aloft Chesapeake, and while it was interesting, I wouldn’t recommend it. It was tucked out of the way, which meant that if you were walking, you couldn’t go see or do anything. The hotel itself was a bit odd, with a young, hip, urban/industrial feel.
Chris Lema and Clay Griffiths were there for our Christmas party, and it was really interesting to hang out with them as well.
Annie had to head back early to go to work, but I got to stay until Thursday. My co-workers organized a go-karting event which was fun, and I hung out with Dave and his wife, Laura, at their place afterwards eating Chinese food and watching an inappropriate movie. I had some great conversations about the economy, minimum wage, and education with Dave as usual.
It was hard to come back home. I missed Annie, but it was nice to feel like a small part of the family that is rocketgenius. I was able to play with a Nexus 5, talk to Carl about upcoming Gravity Forms stuff, hear Alex plan his next trip to Brazil, listen to Rob wondering if Dana would enjoy her lunch, and take a ride in Kevin’s sweet car.
I remember a great deal from my visit last year, and I have a feeling, I’ll have strong memories of this visit as well. I work for a really amazing company.