September 11th

One early Autumn morning, American’s perception of its place in the world was irrevocably altered by four hijacked airplanes; while the devastation and emotional toll was immediate, they have had a profound and lasting impact on the psychology of the nation. Speakeasy’s headquarters were located across the nation, but we had thousands of customers on […]

A Great Face for Phone Support

I started in billing and then tech support. I learned that I could Google steps to solve tech issues and make myself seem like a genius!

Feeling Less Helpless, Together

A memory that stands out is getting a phone call from a night shift tech telling me that the cafe was on fire. I rushed down to stand in the street so we could all feel just a little less helpless because we were together. — Nait Parks

As the Windows Above Us Exploded

The rising air made the steel door to the staircase rattle like someone was trying to escape. When the slate pool tables exploded, the falling balls sounded like running feet upstairs.

The Fire

On the evening of May 18th, 2001, one of the cornerstones of Speakeasy’s ideology, community, and company culture was — quite literally — burned to the ground.

Nisqually Earthquake

At nearly 11 AM on February 28th, Seattle experienced a 6.8 earthquake, the most intense earthquake since 1965. While the region has earthquakes of much lower magnitudes nearly every day and the epicenter was further south near Olympia, this one had a massive impact on the city’s infrastructure.

We All Pulled Together

I always loved the old building(s) we were in, but being in the 2nd Ave office during the Nisqually quake in 2001 was fairly memorable, since I was pretty sure I was going to die.


Introverts from all over converged for LANsanity, a Quake 3 tournament with DJs, beer, and a $1,500 first prize.