“St. Petersbureau” remote office of the day

by Joey deVilla on October 26, 2015

Front of the Salvador Dali Museum, ST. Petersburg, Florida

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The Missus works in St. Petersburg, and we live in Tampa. The commute can be lengthy and soul-killing, as the preferred routes are limited to a couple of bridges, which can be bottlenecks if there’s an accident.

I work in my home office, which can lead to cabin fever if you do it all the time.

My proposed solution was to offer to drive the wife to St. Pete once a week, where I’d work from one of several places with wifi where they tolerate my hanging out. St. Pete is an extremely low-traffic city, which makes it perfect for biking, so I bring the bike with me, park the car at my wife’s office parking, and use the bike to zip around town.

Joey deVilla's computer and bike at the outdoor cafe at the Salvador Dali Museum

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This morning, I’m working on the outdoor patio of the Salvador Dali Museum. It’s a beautiful spot barely a block away from the water, and aside from the landscaping guys and the occasional jogger or photographer (it’s probably the most-photographed building in St. Pete) passing by, I’m the only one around. It’s a fantastic place to get work done.

Here’s a closer look at my setup:

Joey deVilla's computer and bike at the outdoor cafe at the Salvador Dali Museum

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I’m spending most of the day today make presentations and videos for a week-long trip to visit the Indian offices of the company I work for, GSG. With a decent connection, a brand-new MacBook Pro (my first one with a solid-state drive, and wow, is it fast), and beautiful, peaceful surroundings, I’m pretty productive. Here’s a close-up of what my “office” for the day looks like:

Joey deVilla's computer and bike at the outdoor cafe at the Salvador Dali Museum

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And here’s the view from my “desk”:

Joey deVilla's computer and bike at the outdoor cafe at the Salvador Dali Museum

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If you’ve got the freedom to work remotely and are in the St. Pete area, check out the Dali Museum’s patio!

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Jennifer November 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Stumbled across your blog and upon perusal saw this post. I’m the GM of the cafe inside the Dali museum. Love the pics and the post! Next time you’re this way stop in & say hi. Cheers!

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