I tend to get a lot done in noisy places.
When I lived in San Francisco, I got more work done in Martha & Bros. Coffee at Church & Duncan (near 27th) than I did in the office or at my apartment.
Now that I’m at Stanford, I often find myself going to the Bookstore or to Tressider, the student union, to get things done.
Yesterday evening, I spent a couple hours in the Triple Rock Brewery on Shattuck in Berkeley. Working over the music, the televisions and the chatter of the patrons, I got more done in two hours than I think I did in the previous week.
I guess I find the noise dampens my tendency to spend time in self-reflection.