In the grand Bernalwood tradition, we completely flaked this blog’s anniversary, yet again. It happened on November 28, exactly two years to the day after Bernalwood published our very first, very unpropitious post.
Now we are two years older, not much wiser, and still going strong: Bernalwood continues to exist, and Bernal Heights is more fabulous than ever. So let’s celebrate all that, belatedly.
Citizens of Bernalwood, ye are cordially invited to join us tomorrow evening for a festive cocktail!
WHAT: Bernalwood’s Second Anniversary Drink-Up
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11 from 7 to 10 pm
WHERE: The Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland, Dominion of Bernalwood
Your Bernalwood editor will be there, along with an all-star cast of Bernal Heights journalists-in-residence. Stop by, raise a glass, and say “hello neighbor!” We look forward to seeing old friends, and doing the whole f2f thing with new ones.
Finally, I’ll quote myself to reprise a sentiment I expressed last year, because what I said then is even more true now:
I won’t bother describing all the reasons why Bernalwood was started, because that has very little to do with what inspires and animates it today. I will say that working on Bernalwood for has been a marvelous experience, in ways that I never would have imagined.
Bernalwood is an Internet thing, but it has become an incredibly powerful tool for converting digital bytes into atom-to-atom human relationships. I can’t describe how many terrific people I’ve met because of this blog, and how many new friends and neighbors I’ve gotten to know along the way. In fact, many of those relationships already feel so familiar that it’s hard to believe they’re
less than a yearonly two years old.
Hope to see you tomorrow eve at the Lucky Horseshoe, and major thanks to everyone in Bernal Heights for sharing your news tips, photos, comments, and commentary. You’re what keeps Bernalwood glamorous.