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Besides, GoogleGuy, think about it: the weather where we live is incredible. bay area, california - me sitting about 20 min from the GooglePlex
I hear it rains a lot up there. :)
So, is Google opening up the office to talk Microsoft into some advertising?
<--- I hear that Microsoft has a bit of money saved up.
Seattle gets less rain each year than Washington DC and New York. Besides, we have something up here during the summer that you don't have in the Bay... it's a color, we call it green.
Average yearly rainfall in Seattle is 36.2 inches (92 cm), compared to 19.5 inches (50 cm) in San Francisco, 34.5 (88 cm) in Chicago, 39 inches (99 cm) in Washington, D.C. and 40.3 inches (102 cm) in New York City.
We also have the highest Starbuck's to Population density of anywhere on earth. But Tully's has better coffee.
That said, it is the most beautiful area on earth when it's clear. Blue skies, blue waters, green everywhere and snow capped mountains in the background. And it's cool enough to get a perfect suntan the old fashioned way. If I could find a way to convince Google to hire me for February, July and August only, I'd go back home in a heartbeat! Honestly, I'd intern for free for those three months a year.
If they move the button there...I hope it's rust-proof!
Seattle girl, on Loan to Nashville TN
And like Dladybug says, when the sun comes out it just seems clearer and brighter with all that green around.
Google Guy--just make sure you stay off of I-5 in the morning. Seattle traffic is a case study in favor of telecommuting (and Portland beer is far superior to Seattle coffee).
Though in comparison to the East Coast, Seattle Rocks!
Seattle is an excellent place to live! Welcome to the Northwest Google. We will have the sun on until 10pm this summer to offical welcome you. But once we have you hooked on the beauty, in the winter the sun will be down by 4pm.
Engineers should really live up here. I hear that your company can be number 1 in the world if you locate to Seattle. The engineers are stuck inside all winter and they get a lot done!
You've now answered my question from a previous thread... you obviously weren't in Sydney Australia for the opening of Google's Australian Office a fortnight ago!
If you had been in Sydney recently - you wouldn't be discussing 'climate' and 'cloudcover' - you'd be talking 'sunshine'!
Even in Winter!
It is incredibly easy to play
I agree, our weather leaks... but the fact is most of that rain comes in the winter. Try visiting during the Spring or Summer and tell me Seattle isn't a wonderful place.
As for the remark that Seattle has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. Scroll down this next page for a graphical of the many states with higher suicide rates than Washington.
Funny seeing all those sunny places in there.
Puyallup is in a valley between two hills, and the weather since I have been up here has been wonderful. We even have a great view of Mt. Rainier most of the time. When it does rain (less than 5% of the time since I've been here), we are treated to lots of visiting mallards in our backyard.
As to the suicide rate, I recall hearing once (probably about 10 years ago) that Plano, TX had the highest rate of suicide in the nation (along with the highest ratio of dentists). Whether that oddity was actually true or not, I cannot say, but it came from a reasonably trustworthy local.
GoogleGuy, if you end up visiting, and the weather starts to get to ya, just come on down, we'll put on a fresh pot or three, and you can sit back and feed the ducks or stare at the mountain.
BTW are there "open door" occassions at google? I can jsut see it: packs of oogling WW regulars following guide through the hallowed halls of the 'plex, oohing and aahhing at the wonders they see...