Thank you all November 24, 2022 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. I don’t celebrate this holiday but every year , I think of great people who have made a difference in my life. This year , it’s all about you mefites who I’m thinking of today.

The year started with many problems (mentally/physically) in my life and I felt very lonely. Life looked very bleak. I’m not a very social person. I take a longgggg time to connect with people. But you all encouraged me to get me out of my shell, inspired me, lifted me up and I can’t find words to thank you all for being such an awesome friend. I’m so grateful for being part of this amazing community.
posted by SunPower to MetaFilter-Related at 7:46 AM (18 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

Happy Thanksgiving day, Sunpower! Metafilter has made a huge, positive difference in my life, too, and I really enjoyed the activities we did together this year. (Hope your son is doing better.)
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 7:59 AM on November 24 [5 favorites]

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans (and others)! Life has been a bit rough this last year, but it's looking up a bit now. The thing I'm most thankful for is that my loved ones are getting the help they need.
posted by Harald74 at 12:04 PM on November 24 [4 favorites]

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! I am so grateful to have come back to this community this year after a long time away.
posted by gentlyepigrams at 1:13 PM on November 24 [9 favorites]

SunPower, I'm so happy to have done Mefi Mail Club, The Artist's Way, and now November writing month with you! I'm thankful for all of your kindness and support & all of your thoughtfulness -- I really love seeing you around. My best to you and your family.
posted by mochapickle at 1:26 PM on November 24 [10 favorites]

Happy Thanksgiving, Mefites!
posted by bunderful at 3:04 PM on November 24 [2 favorites]

posted by paper chromatographologist at 3:40 PM on November 24 [2 favorites]

My knock-off roomba is devouring stuff indiscriminately - I'm gunna need to dig through the bucket for sure. But food is coming from my favorite Indian restaurant and I will prevail!
posted by bendy at 4:02 PM on November 24 [6 favorites]

Happy Fangsgiving! 🧛🏻
posted by aubilenon at 4:27 PM on November 24 [3 favorites]

Don't forget the MeFi thanksgiving tradition of listening to this song.
posted by dg at 5:03 PM on November 24 [5 favorites]

Thanks for this thread, SunPower! Welcome back, gentlyepigrams! I don't celebrate Thanksgiving since I moved to Sweden (I could, but I am lazy). But I do celebrate MetaFilter and the wonderful folks who have given me reason to make this my online home. Y'all rock, thanks for being here.
posted by Bella Donna at 2:32 AM on November 25 [4 favorites]

You could do a skördefest on Michaelmas, if you're looking for an excuse, Bella Donna.
posted by Harald74 at 5:12 AM on November 25 [4 favorites]

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'm deeply grateful for this community, too, you all are the center of my personal internet bubble. Sometimes I think, gosh, this is the 2022 version of Cheers and I'm in it (because background/filler regulars do count!). So much affection for you all. Thank you for being who you are.
posted by MiraK at 5:42 AM on November 25 [3 favorites]

Feeling very grateful for this community and all who are working hard to help it thrive. No place else like it online and fortunate to have it in my life.
posted by Twicketface at 12:43 PM on November 25 [2 favorites]

We had a big Thanksgiving week this year. My alisun's mom and dad and sister and nephew and bro in law always come here for the holiday, and last January we decided we needed to get married after 14 years and then we realizied we could reverse elope, that is, surprise her family the day before Thanksgiving.

So that is what we did. A very old very good friend let me use his house for the ceremony, and to house a few guests from off island, some Monday-Sat. We just got home from hanging out with a couple of them over there. My boss let us have the reception at the place I work, We ordered Thanksgiving dinner from a caterer and ate that yesterday. We have a fuckton of leftover food, wine, beer... We pulled off the big reveal, her family had NO IDEA what was going on when we came down the big front staircase all dressed fancy and BOOM wedding ceremony started happening.

Last guests leave tomorrow, then we just have to clean and close down my friends house a little and back to normal life, but now as husband and wife. We have had so much love and support putting this together. I'll try to find a way to post pics and video (our vows were short and nifty and I gave some remarks at the reception that might be some of my best work ever). I have an iron nametag that says VRAKATAR from a mefight club meetup in the finger lakes NY some years ago. I wore it as part of my wedding clothes. So as far as I'm concerned, you were all there.

I'm exhausted and happy and I have a wife now.
posted by vrakatar at 7:35 PM on November 25 [17 favorites]

VRAKATAR THAT IS BEYOND DELIGHTFUL! Congratulations & wishing you both every joy!
posted by mochapickle at 7:56 PM on November 25 [3 favorites]

the MeFi thanksgiving tradition of listening to this song.

How in the hell did I not know about this until a few minutes ago?
posted by vrakatar at 8:40 PM on November 25 [3 favorites]

Happy Thanksgiving y'all. I'm giving thanks for all I have gained and all I have had the opportunity to give on this site. Youse all have made me a better smarter person.
posted by Thella at 11:30 PM on November 25 [3 favorites]

what Thella said is true for me as well
posted by y2karl at 5:33 AM on November 28 [2 favorites]

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