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Office? Oh you mean my fave coffee table… or the FanExpo?

A friend recently asked where do I work, and the easiest answer is everywhere.  Thanks to not one, but two #IntelPowered 2 in 1 tablets, including my ASUS Transformer 2 in 1, I can virtually make anyplace my office, and that’s an awesome thing, (Psst, find out more about Intel 2 in 1s here.)  I once sat in an oppressive cubicle for close to two years, and wound up with this unhealthy aversion for the colour grey; and the job just before that one, had my desk sitting directly in front of my boss’, which was perfect for him to see exactly what I was doing at all times, including during my breaks. I was beginning to avoid anything resembling a desk (which is probably part of the reason why I have a standing desk when I do work from home.)

I now need an ever changing landscape to thrive in my work, and as luck would have it, carrying a mobile computer around affords me that kind of luxury in a busy city like Toronto.

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Probably the coolest place to use as an office so far this year was a table in the food court area while attending the FanExpo in Toronto.  I didn’t do much other than upload pictures from my camera to my computer (I wasn’t alone, or else I would have live-blogged from there,) but it was fab to be able to just pull out my “office” from my purse, and save my photo files from the comicon (on my DSLR’s SD card) directly to my online OneDrive, with help of FastStone Photo Resizer, so that I’d have near-instant access to my quality DSLR photos to share on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

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If you haven’t seen my other posts yet, I’ve had the incredible pleasure of being part of this year’s Intel Canada Insiders Experience blogger group; and they were truly kind enough to send me and a friend to the FanExpo. For one awesome weekend, I got to experience geek culture at its finest in Toronto.

FanExpo Canada 2014 Pics

Front info area of the Intel Booth at the FanExpo 2014.

Front info area of the Intel Booth at the FanExpo 2014.

Intel showcasing the Oculus virtual reality simulators for gaming. I wish I had patience this day to line up and try it myself.

Intel showcasing the Oculus virtual reality simulators for gaming. I wish I had patience this day to line up and try it myself.

Driving at the awesome Intel gaming booth.

Driving at the awesome Intel gaming booth.

Intel Extreme Masters event at FanExpo

Intel Extreme Masters event at FanExpo

Intel Extreme Masters stage at FanExpo

Two competitors of Intel's global Extreme Masters gaming competition.

Two competitors of Intel’s global Extreme Masters gaming competition.

Watching the Intel Extreme Masters competition on the big screen.

Watching the Intel Extreme Masters competition on the big screen.


Massively packed Intel gaming booth for the Extreme Masters competition.

The ever present R2D2. Its not a FanExpo without him (or her?... it?)

The ever present R2D2. Its not a FanExpo without him (or her?… it?)

Batman Arkham Knight's BatATV?

Batman Arkham Knight’s BatATV?

Always a great deal at EB Games' Pavilion at the FanExpo

Always a great deal at EB Games’ Pavilion at the FanExpo

Assassins Creed - they're so life like.

Assassins Creed – they’re so life like.

The Deadpool Family - easily the best two Deadpool costumes I saw personally. #HeavyCompetition

The Deadpool Family – easily the best two Deadpool costumes I saw personally. #HeavyCompetition

3 year old KitKat driving better than I ever could!

3 year old KitKat driving better than I ever could!

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy - Groot and Rocket Raccoon (what an awesome duo!)

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy – Groot and Rocket Raccoon (what an awesome duo!)

The coolest (and tallest!)  Spock around.

The coolest (and tallest!) Spock around.

Gearing up for the Star Wars parade (I think.) Everything Star Wars gathered in the main hall.

Gearing up for the Star Wars parade (I think.) Everything Star Wars gathered in the main hall.

The family and I had such an amazing time checking out all of the cosplayers, the games, finding comics to add to my collection (and checking out the Artists alley for prints that I would love to have on my wall,) and just generally taking in the geeky atmosphere you get at a comicon; I truly can’t wait until next year!

Are you an entrepreneur/work-from-home kind of person? Where was the craziest place that you could call your “office”?

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Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction. Read More…

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7 Comments on “Office? Oh you mean my fave coffee table… or the FanExpo?

Deanna T. (@MapleLeafMommy)
October 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm

My standard office set up involves my living room floor, or where ever my kids are currently playing. I would love to “work” from the Fan Expo though. What fun! I’ve wanted to go for a few years now. Maybe next time. Love your photos.

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Shari Goss (@knitwitshair)
October 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Oh man! I so want to go to that!!!!

My office consists of wherever that cats tell me to go for the day. Sometimes the bed, sometimes the couch, anywhere and everywhere.

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Suzanne Rudge
October 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

What a fun day that must have been! I would love to meet R2D2, LOL. My office is my kitchen table and I would so love to change that 🙁

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Monica
October 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

My “office” is our dining-room table but I have been known to stay in my pajamas until 2pm, drinking coffee and blogging from the couch!
Looks like you had an awesome time at the FanExpo…so much to see and do!!

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Alyssa K.Hart
October 2, 2014 at 11:13 am

My home office is in my basement. I had a laptop but now I’m using a touchscreen desktop. What a cool experience you had at that expo! So many great things, love the R2D2 LOL

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Tammy @inRdream
October 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

As I sit here and read your “Geeked out” post I am sitting at my dinning room table 🙂

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LaQuita
October 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Looks like such a fun expo to attend. I also love that I can take my office pretty much anywhere with me with my laptop handy. It comes in handy when going on family trips, technology is pretty awesome like that. 🙂

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