Thursday, September 20

Indiana Jones And The Four Questions Of Doom

I'd like a venti iced cafe con leche with skim milk, two Spenda, and the Four Questions, please.

Q. What is Dave wearing?
A. Dave is wearing a black polo shirt and a pair of chinos. If he were ten times as perky and half as old, he could be working at the Gap.

Q. How does Dave feel today?
A. Dave is starting to worry he's surrendering to middle age without much of a fight.

Q. What are the factors affecting Dave's mood today?
A. Right now, Dave is sitting in a Starbucks on South Howard Avenue in South Tampa. It's where he's been coming in the mornings for several weeks now to work on his blog. He was shocked to look around and realize that he looks just like all the other people there -- and they're all in their late 30s, or 40s, or 50s. He's also alarmed that everything in Starbucks seemed to be targeted at a much older demographic, from the 1960s muzak piped through the speakers to the Baby Boomer compilation CDs sitting by the registers. However, when Dave thinks about seeking out another place to write in the morning, he comes to the conclusion that Starbucks is comfortable and he doesn't like change. Perhaps Dave should be worried that he is surrendering to old age without much of a fight.

Q. Does Dave have a request for Daily Dave readers?
A. Dave would be grateful if people might suggest other good early morning writing spots in South Tampa. He says he's looking for a place with wi-fi, iced coffee, decent chairs, and music that doesn't suck ass. He says that people should just leave a comment at the end of this post.

2 comments:

Elise Gres said...

Dear Indiana Dave,

The Search for the Holy WiFi is difficult, but not impossible, for the pure of heart:

Old Hyde Park Village has Indigo Coffee... On Bay to Bay, there's Bean There... Here on Davis Islands, there's Java & Cream, though I'm not sure it has internet access, actually...

Nola's Coffee - just behind the Walgreens and UPS stores on Platt Street - is a hidden treasure, especially if you like New Orleans' food.

Another idea is to visit the cafe section of one of the chain bookstores - Borders or Barnes & Noble - though they're a little noisy for my taste. I don't mention Inkwood (is Inkwood Books Tampa's only independent book store?) because I don't think it has coffee/food/internet... I would love it if they did!

ok bye
elise

mhurley said...

Check out La Casa Dolce on Howard, across the street from McDinton's. I can't vouch for the coffee or chairs but the gelato is amazing. LaCasaDolce.com