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Tell HN: Open-Invite Thanksgiving in SF was a Success
28 points by MediaSquirrel 1815 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments
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.

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4819792

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.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8210866302/in/set-72157632076081113 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8209779319/in/set-72157632076081113 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8210868806/in/set-72157632076081113 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8209783247/in/set-72157632076081113 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8209783641/in/set-72157632076081113 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8210871646/in/set-72157632076081113 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/8209781867/in/set-72157632076081113

Album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fidelramos/sets/72157632076081113/with/8210866302/

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.

-Matt Mireles Founder, Swig! (SwigMe.com): The liquor store in your pocket.




I attended and had a great time (and lots of food too).

Thanks again to Matt for hosting this event. Good luck with SwigMe.com


Matt, thanks for hosting the event, it was a great way to meet and talk to like-minded individuals. Also, my compliments to the cook, the meal was delicious! Best of luck with http://SwigMe.com, Adrian (co-founder of http://audionotch.com)


What a nice man, and a very understanding wife :-)




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