A good Moscow Mule is hard to come by. A traditional Moscow Mule must be served in a copper mug. I don't really know the reason for this, and do not even know if there is one. The only explanation I've ever gotten is that "it has something to do with the oxidation", whatever that means. My guess is that it sets this cocktail apart from all of the millions of other vodka concoctions out there. The reason ...
When I started working here at MERCURYcsc last January, I did what I’ve always done as someone who’s moved around a lot: I sat back and watched the other kids on the playground to learn how things roll. Yes, I’d heard about the legendary MERCURYcsc and their consecutive years of being named to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list. But I don’t place too much importance in such things. After all, do any of us really know what goes on inside each others’ houses?
Outside Magazine released its annual "100 Best Places to Work" list and we're on it. Sure, that says a lot about the kind of day we're likely to have when we walk through the door, but it also says a lot about the kind of work that we produce.
Despite Bozeman’s rise to semi-fame with in-the-know outdoor zealots and families seeking a bit of Norman Rockwell flashback in these otherwise maddening times, we still sometimes get sideways looks when asked, “Why is your agency based in Bozeman, Montana – of all places,” instead of, say, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Chicago, Milan, Santiago, or Tokyo.
“El niño come.” sounds the giant monitor. In a conference room not shy of echos, 20+ confident people repeat the computer’s statement and then follow with “¡Quatro! ¡Numero quatro!”
The next button is triggered.
Again, the computer speaks up, “Las mujeres cocinan.” This time the group timidly mimics the female voice and then shouts “¡Numero dos! ¡Dos! as they (by means of deduction) assign the statement to one of the four images on the screen.
The next button is ...
Here at the 16th best place to work, ever*, we recycle. We built a custom recycling bin system so we can more efficiently sort our stuff before an awesome local company comes to pick it up, we have a dishwasher instead of paper coffee cups, and we even have a colony of worms chewing up our organic waste and turning it into compost for our flower beds.
But we still had garbage cans. Lots of them. One under every single ...