In 1776 some BA dudes in wigs got together for the release party of the Declaration of Independence. Fast Forward to today and there’s still buzz about the declaration! Sit on that JK Rowling! So how should we celebrate? A series of controlled explosions, over-eating, leave work early two days prior to a holiday because you can, make sure to apply NO sunscreen so you can be that guy on Monday, wear red white and blue pants, listen to Lee Greenwood sing “God Bless the USA”, well if you have done at least one if not a combination of these things we at Jones salute you! Summer time is about the great outdoors, slip n’ slides, sneaking out, continually playing little league baseball against your own will, or forgetting everything you learned in school the year prior. So this 4th, in typical American fashion, try to do it all at once. Maybe that means sneaking out of your little league game on a slip n’ slide into The Great Outdoors. Or, maybe it means just taking it easy for a weekend, or maybe you should stop reading things at your computer and freaking leave!!! Either way, have a sweet ass 4th and if you’re looking for a tasty and mysterious summer flavored concoction grab some Jones Jumble on your way out.
Preston Pollard has been riding for the Jones Flo team fro about 2 years now. From the fridgid mountains of Alaska, Preston learned to Skate despite sub-zero temperatures during days without sunrise. Preston left board-sliding frozen park benches for the sunny streets of Hollywood! He now get’s his skating in 365 and enjoysg the lavish life of being on MTV shows like Parental Control, radio interviews, and interviewing up-and-comers like i-carly’s Drake Kemper. Preston is no stranger to talking, believe me, so he continues to meet people and rep Jones and himself in LA. Through all of Preston’s success though he remains humble and thankful for what he has been given. He preaches this same message to students at schools around the country. He tells kids to follow their dreams but remain grateful for everything they’ve been given. He’s sort of like a young Alaskan Tony Rabbins, with a little less of a Lurch from Adams Family thing going on.
He is one of three recent Jones Flo Riders to have his own bottle run along with skateboarders Sky Siljeg and Mitchie Brusco. He’s having a bottle release party in a couple weeks back home in Alaska. Now 20 years old, he is still kick-flipping, just over palm trees instead of igloos (kidding of course) and repping Jones! Keep an eye out for this LA resident BA because it’s only a matter of time before he blows it up and makes it big. In the words of Prestone “AK Stand Up!” In the words of Jones, create some change and run with the little guy. And finally in the words of Howard Dean…Yeaaaaaah!!!
Most offices don’t allow pets, or sometimes there’s one lame office pet like a parakeet or box turtle (I apologize to all parakeet & box turtle enthusiasts), but then again Jones Soda Co. is not most offices. I guess I’ve already built this up to be something a little too crazy, it’s not like we have pterodactyls and Luck Dragons in here, but we do have a plethora of sweet dogs. Don’t believe me? Well introducing our Dogs of all Seasons calender! All photos are tasteful and non-airbrushed.
Actually a prodigy of his era, Einstein was far advanced from his peers at the tender age of one (dog years) was inducted into Dogsa, an off-chute of Mensa for canines of extraordinary intelligence. You can see from the far off look in his eyes he is contemplating deep questions of life, death, and the red ball in my hand as I take the picture. He’s a visionary and a scholar and a member of the Jones team.
Fact: Einstein is the only dog to ever be on a Jones vending machine.
Gracie & Litchie
These two…dogs are a package deal, Gracie (the dark one) lives a bit more of a crazy life, wild hair, wild parties, and I think the leopard print sheets speak for herself. Litchie is the ying to Gracie’s yang. The more responsible of the two, this sister looks out for the fam, bearing their family crest on their neck they terrorize the Ops office upstairs keeping intruders out.
Haley is a pooch on a mission, she don’t mess around. Normally rocking a Jones bandanna, sticking her head out the side of her convertible, or taking Emmas, her close friend and roommate, for a walk. She enjoys food, boats, food, and fun. What a Gal!
Don’t let the soft sprinkled pedals and chic tub fool you, this is one hardened Mountain Dog! The youngest of the resident dogs, what he lacks in overall worldly knowledge he makes up in mountain instinct and stone cold looks. Look for him to blossom into a strapping young canine and an office lady killer.
Don’t let this picture fool you, this is definitely the smallest dog at Jones Soda, weighing in at a whopping 4lbs Mr. Mung is the smallest member of the canine club. Most likely some Jones employees will not know of Mr. Mung existence until this blog due to his small stature and ability to hide in the clothes of his good friend Hannah.
Clearly the inspiration for Tennessee Williams Character from “A Street Car Named Desire” Stella, she has also spawned a great sketch comedy show that most people think was influenced by “The State,” which is ridiculous. Another relative baby in the dog world, she is learning quickly and is the first dog you see every morning at the reception desk.
Don’t let this picture fool you either, this is the bow of a Princess Royale cruise boat, this is the biggest golden retriever in the history of retrievers. Tucker, better known as Clifford the big red dog, some how crams himself into the smallest office in the building. Known most prevalently for his slow motion 360s and bucking bronco dance move, he is the only dog we have that might have some luck dragon blood in him.
There are still some dogs at large in this calender so we end in July. To make up for this injustice I leave you with this.
Jones is gearing up for the Seattle to Portland this year and have been riding to work and on weekends to get themselves in prime Lance condition. Sometimes it’s hard to convince people to ride 25 miles, so in order to do so you must create incentives. This is much how the sales business works, create an incentive and your team will produce. This tactic is widely used throughout the business community, although typically a cash incentive is the customary, but since when has Jones been customary. Our loyal Jones Soldiers cruised all the way from Jones HQ to Red hook for the incentive of beautiful, frothy, IPAs, Amber, Blondes, ESBs, and Porters…in moderation of course.
From Legal, to Ops. to whatever Emily does we can all come together!
As seen below, the kind peeps at Red hook treat us well. Mark won the Brat eating contest with 7, second place was Amanda with 1. Needless to say, the day was full of laughs, crashes were kept to a mimimum (Judy), and everyone got 50 miles closer to tackling the STP! So when you see the Jones Team mobbing to Portland with a big ‘Ol RV behind them picking up stragglers and feeding them Jones Gaba and 24c, shout us out and we’ll throw you some Jones product too! Later Friends, we’ll see you on the streets!
Check out Rob's racing shirt accompanied w/ some B-Ham Guns...oooh
They’re Here!!!!Jones Soda has come out with a Hispanic Soda! Jones refresco de caña pura comes in 4 delicious flavors, Limon(Lime), Tutti Frutti(Fruit Punch), Crema De Piña (Pineapple Cream), y Naranja Mandarina (Mandarin Orange). So far this hispanic soda fad is sweeping the Southwest so if you’re in the vecinity, it’s looking bueno for you! For the rest of the nation just sit tight and wish upon an estrella that Jones Hispanic soda will come your way.
So I leave you with one of the best cinematic scenes in history dubbed in Spanish.
Local Seattle clothing and art design company Spacecraft (our next door neighbors) are teaming up with Mad Bunny to throw a bad ass art show on this Friday, May 22nd from 5-10pm. If that wasn’t enough all of the proceeds for the clothing and art you buy goes to the support of the Bali School Fund For Kids! This is a charity very close to the heart of our neighbors because they started Bali making their clothes and still frequent there. So head to 9th and Thomas in South Lake Union Seattle and see the works of Stefan Hofman, Japan’s Mad Bunny, Pat Wright, and Lib Tech’s artists Quincy Quigg and Ryan Davis. Also you can dabble in the acoustical guitar strummage of Scott Sullivan and watch Jones Soda’s own sponsored Athlete Sky Siljeg throw some gnarly tricks on his board and maybe even dazzle us with some original artwork. The Bar across the street Venik, will be serving Jones Soda Hispanic Limon cocktails to Jonesers of age and it should be an all out rager so grab some friends and check out some sweet artwork, clothes, hats, and photos that all benefit the Bali School for Kids Fund and leave with some sweet gear! Check out Spacecraft on the web and remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook fools.
Sky Siljeg, Jones Soda Athlete, skying high at the Bowl-A-Rama
In a city like Chicago you gotta make moves, yet moves can be tiring while rolling around a Jones Gaba Cooler barrel. Sollution, hire a Jones Gaba-Bot to control it. Constructing one of these is easy, just take a Jones Gaba Cooler barrell and mount it on a Segway!
Jones Gaba (not an energy drink) is our new tea-juice blend containing Gaba (weird). Gaba is a natural amino acid that occurs in your brain and increases your alpha brain waves. More alpha brain waves creates a calming and focus in your body or a feeling of in “the zone” . This brain beverage is great for studying, gaming, or brief levitation. It comes in 4 flavors: Nectarine, Fuji Apple, Grapefruit, and Lemon Honey Black Tea.
Citizens of Chicago, if this beverage peaks your interest, head to Wrigleyville before the Cubs game tomorrow and find the Gaba-bot before it’s too late. Rumor is Sweet Lou has 3 Jones Gabas before every game and that’s why he’s so calm. Don’t believe me that Gaba works, check out our team at Jones HQ playing MIND BALL!!!
Who’s down with STP? Everylast Jones Hom-ie! No we’re not talking about Motor Oil or the Stone Temple Pilots, the Jones Team is trainging hard for the annual Seattle to Portland ride! Now I know what you’re thinking,
“Don’t only evil people ride bikes?”
And the answer is no, that is a common stereotype that we are trying to eradicate.
Our training started off with powering our entire office with Stationary bikes for Earth Day! Since then our Jones Team has been riding non-stop. Every week our Gung Ho HR director Susan has us ferrying over to All-Star fitness in groups for Spin Class so we can sweat out MF Grape droplets while listening to Lady Gaga!
CEO Joth Ricci and the Amazing Spinning Women!
Aside from some intense spinning our team typically meets for weekend rides or rides their bikes to work. Unfortunately everyone can’t be a young Lance Armstrong so the Jones RV will be trailing our team stocked with food, water, camping supplies, and plenty of Gaba and 24c. The road will be tough and arduous, but having healthy employees is important so Jones will continue to train for the STP and will gladly challenge Coke or Pepsi to a spin-off anyday of the week. Well bye for now, I gotta go ride to Whole Foods and get myself some man-fuel. Those STP-ing it up, we’ll see you there, and for the rest of the planet I will film it in a montage format to the tune of “You sexy thang” by Hot Chocolate. Don’t forgot to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!