We didn't really need an excuse to grill out today ...
We didn't really need an excuse to grill out today ... (Photo: Zach Karpinski)
... and we certainly weren't going to let the threat of ominous weather scare us away.
... and we certainly weren't going to let the threat of ominous weather scare us away. (Photo: Zach Karpinski)

A lovely day for an office tailgate party

About a week ago, I found myself chatting with our sales staff about tailgate parties. One of us -- I don't remember who -- suggested we throw an office tailgate party. We quickly checked the Brewers' schedule and saw that today was a day game against the Astros.

We set our plan into motion.

By "plan," I mean that we didn't do anything until this morning. At about 11 a.m., my programmer Zach and I walked over to Whole Foods, picked up real and veggie brats, chips, pickles and charcoal. One of my salespeople, Anders, grabbed a few cases of High Life and Beck's Premier Light on the way back from a meeting, while another, John, conveniently found a portable grill in his trunk.

At about 12:30, we parked our cars strategically in the corner of the lot, fired up the grill and turned on the Brewers pre-game. The charcoal was still getting hot as we listened to Prince Fielder, Mike Cameron and Corey Hart jerk homers out of the yard. Every member of our staff who was in the office joined in, while Zach skillfully worked the grill.

Admittedly, the weather looked ominous when we began this mid-week folly, but the skies remained rain-free during lunch. We ate all our food but didn't drink all our beer -- we still need to work this afternoon.

We just might make this an OnMilwaukee.com tradition.

 

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Z_boy | June 13, 2008 at 7:01 a.m. (report)

Are you folks hiring? I want to work at a place where, at a moment's notice, a tailgate party is had. You guys rock!

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