Google Cupcake with Zen Cupcake Wand.
Sweet Treats at Building 44 at Google Headquarters.
No Name Cafe at Google Headquarters.
They do serve cupcakes (see cupcake image on wall)
in the Google Cafes, but the evening I dined there,
muffins were on the menu.
Dining alfresco at Google Headquarters.
Health and fitness is emphasized at Google.
A rooftop swimming pool is available to all employees.
Google's trademark colors are visible throughout the entire complex.
More interesting images at Google:
The Google Mascot,
Lava Lamp Guest Phone
and Flamingo Eating T-Rex.
Google Bike Wheel,
Golden Gate Bridge Maps
Odwalla Drink Bar
and Google Go Car.
Last month I was invited to Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California in an attempt to untangle the web of madness caused by the omnipresent hackers who hijacked my email content and photos, invaded my gmail accounts and blocked me from accessing my own Google hosted blogs. It was a fun experience, in spite of the devastating mess created by mean spirited people who have no regard for my privacy rights.
In any event, the employees and legal department at Google were very helpful and extended every courtesy to make this nightmare a bit less stressful. Google is a huge place. I was like a kid in a candy store gawking at the sights of the biggest tech company on the planet. My first stop was the lobby of Building 44. I was dumbstruck by the biggest cupcake sculpture I have seen to date. Of course, I captured the moment with my Zen Cupcake wand.
After meeting with Google management, some of my problems were resolved within a couple of hours. After a long afternoon, I was invited to dine at Google's "No Name Cafe," which prepares "simple nutrient rich foods prepared with your health in mind." Naturally, I eyeballed the cafe for cupcakes, but that evening, muffins were served at the buffet. However, I was reassured that cupcakes do have their place in Google culture. Geeks are known to be cupcake lovers.
Health and fitness is emphasized throughout the Google complex. Bikes are everywhere. They have daily sand volleyball games on makeshift greenbelt beaches and even a rooftop swimming lap pool. Every building has a cold case of Odwalla health drinks for the taking. And, Google encourages its employees to fast one day a month and donate the cash savings to local charities.
It was a fun cupcake day at Google. And I am very, very grateful for Google's time and attention to my email and blogging concerns.