I found metafilter in a link from some other aggregator. Who, I've long since forgotten.
home for 90 minutes
I had just moved to Los Angeles rather involuntarily to attend to some family issues and I knew one person down here. I organized a meet-up in hollywood, drove the hour plus in traffic out from the beach cities and felt warm and comforted in capacity I had not experienced in a very long time. Not only was I the only one not from hollywood/silver lake/echo park, I was considerably younger than everyone else there and never once did I feel like it was an issue. This occurred during a very, very trying point in my life and MeFi gave me the chance to share drinks with the kinds of people that I was missing so sorely. Thanks.