Tonight I met with Jacob at the Northern Pacific Coffee Company. We met online after he read my article over at the Next Wave and found my blog. He lives about ½ hours drive away so we decided to hang out and chat over a coffee.
I sat at the coffee shop for about 20 minutes lost in an article I was reading before I realized that someone was sitting at a nearby table obviously waiting for someone. I said "hi" briefly as I walked past him on my way to the barista to order something. I figured I'd ask if he was waiting for Darren when I returned to my seat.
He must have had the same idea as he came up the barista a few minutes later. I learned a valuable lesson tonight. When setting up a real world meet up, I should designate a table in the corner or something like that. Jacob was looking for a guy with a goatee and I had recently shaved mine off as I'm looking for work.
We had a good laugh over the mix-up and then proceeded to get to know one another. I think that being able to hang out with new people is one of the best parts of blogging. I'm looking forward to hanging out with Jacob again as his time in the area is rather short these days. You can catch up with him over at over at leading with QUESTIONS.