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Re-united with my old coworker in San Francisco, thanks to Foursquare

I think Foursquare often gets criticized for things it really shouldn't, such as people saying they don't want to use it because they don't want people to know where they are at. Well, that's a great reason to not use it. However, Foursquare is pretty amazing when you're sharing with your friends. I learned that first-hand this week.

I personally have no problem checking into public locations since I'll be in the midst of a bunch of other people—feel relatively safe. I'm also a guy and most people don't want to creep on guys. As usual, I checked into San Francisco International Airport. As I was sitting at a coffee shop, working away, I get a notification via Twitter that my old ExactTarget coworker Meggie checked in at the airport again. I immediately replied to her and said we should meet up.

We ended up meeting in Union Square and got a chance to catch up for a while. If it wasn't for Foursquare, I probably would not have known she was in the same area as me. This is the thing I like about Foursquare.


Meet a tweep: Sabonis is my homeboy (@hyph_en)

This blog post really makes no sense, just like my conversation with my friend Akvile yesterday. We've been following each other on Twitter for a while but yesterday was the first time we finally met. Our conversation was like an episode of Robot Chicken.

We talked about creepin, where we came from, music, movies and...wait for it... Arvydas Sabonis. For those who don't know, Sabonis is a Lithuanian basketball player, quite possibly one of the greatest international players ever. @hyph_en is Lithuanian and we were talking about when she was growing up there. I told her I didn't know anything about Lithuania but knew they really love basketball over there. I mentioned I grew up near Portland and mentioned Sabonis. Her eyes lit up like silver dollars! He is indeed a national hero!

Here's to random conversations...the only way to do it.

Each morning before work, I like to start off with some sort of way to unwind, whether it's looking at LOL Cats or doing a quick random Photoshop image.

This is for Akvile!

Follow her on Twitter, but don't creep on her!