|10 days ago (or so), I made an open invite to anyone alone in San Francisco on Thanksgiving to come to our house for dinner.|
The event was a smashing success! About 15 people from the HN community showed up. We ate, we drank (some more than others), we talked and we told stories. It was the best Thanksgiving I had in years.
HN'ers even took turns entertaining Luca, our uber-smiley 8 month old son. Some guests were clearly more comfortable around babies than others. ;)
While it was a little stressful in the beginning, everyone was so grateful: "Dude, this is so much better than sitting at home alone reading Hacker News." I heard that sentiment expressed over and over again.
Turkey was eaten. Connections were forged. Friends were made.
Honestly, the whole thing was a magical experience. I think I might even turn it into a Thanksgiving tradition.
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