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MeFi's OwnTM Juliet Banana was recently featured in Momentum Magazine.

In addition to showing her dynamite sense of style on two wheels, the article gives a shout-out to the Tiny Fix Bike Gang, as previously seen on Projects.

(When I saw the page in the magazine I MeMailed Juliet Banana to say "hey, it's you! OK if I post it to MeTa?" She said sure thing, and hey, maybe give a plug for the Tiny Fix Bike Gang? Duly plugged.)
posted by Lexica to MetaFilter-Related at 4:18 PM (49 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Oh sweet, cool story and I love Momentum Mag!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:21 PM on November 30, 2012


Awesome! Lorena kicks ass.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:28 PM on November 30, 2012


Lorena/Cupcake/Juliet Banana does indeed kick ass, as do all the other Tiny Fix ladies I know. Yay!
posted by phunniemee at 4:31 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Further proof that I'm nearly as cool/interesting/nice/kind/etc as those Metafilter has made me friends with in Chicago.

What I'm saying, for the second time in MetaTalk this week, is get yer asses to a meetup if you can.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:32 PM on November 30, 2012


Someone in Chicago buy her a big, werid tasting beer for me. I'll owe ya.
posted by The Whelk at 4:56 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


She's also on the Wikipedia page for Hipster ( contempory subculture)
posted by The Whelk at 5:03 PM on November 30, 2012 [11 favorites]


which I happen to think is super cool btw
posted by The Whelk at 5:04 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by griphus at 5:05 PM on November 30, 2012


I'm strangely charmed by the product credit for MeFite-favourite spectacles purveyor, Zenni Optical.

Congrats to Juliet Banana on a cute, uplifting feature!
posted by batmonkey at 5:07 PM on November 30, 2012


Very neat. Thanks for posting.
posted by ambrosia at 5:13 PM on November 30, 2012


CUPCAKE
posted by shakespeherian at 5:46 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, good thing I didn't go to any meetups when I lived in Chicago because I would totally have been the square.
posted by cmoj at 5:48 PM on November 30, 2012


She is cool. I miss her twitter account.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:10 PM on November 30, 2012


The article also gives a shout out to Mefi's own bibliogrrl, who made my garter clips.

Potomac, you can follow away at @lorenacupcake for some top notch primo Twitter action. Everybody acting like they forgot about Cupcake.

Also Tiny Fix has a Twitter here, @tinyfix. It's mostly event listings for bike stuff in the MPLS/MKE/Chi area and half-ass jokes I think of on my commute. Worth following if you just like bikes even if you don't live in the Midwest. Less jokes about rap songs and Disney movies than my personal account.

If you remember my account going away because you followed the super crazy personal TMI one I eventually had to delete because it had +26K tweets of completely bonkers shit, um, that may still exist in one form or another but it's not getting brought up on Metafilter.

Also hi, guys, hi. I love you too.
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:20 PM on November 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


I love that she gave me a shout out for her garter clips. I Gould make her more because they suit her so well. <3 <3 <3

Love you kid.
posted by bibliogrrl at 6:27 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm would create several sock puppet accounts to say YES WE AGREE MAKE CUPCAKE A RAINBOW OF GARTER BELT CLIPS but I'm pretty sure I'd get banned. (ps <3 u 2 bb)
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:30 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cool! As a guy who dresses like a sack of shit most of the time (damn u pseudocyesis! damn u tasty food!), I really admire Juliet Banana's style. Her Flickr is awesome.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 6:35 PM on November 30, 2012


Nice, congrats!
posted by drjimmy11 at 6:39 PM on November 30, 2012


Sorry, will follow the srs bizness account but without bringing it up too officially that old account's honesty was pretty awesome. Anyway, hipsterfriends hi-five.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:45 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Juliet Banana and bibliogrrl are two of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, FYI.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:53 PM on November 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


YAY! Awesome job.
posted by odinsdream at 6:58 PM on November 30, 2012


I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS.

and I have no freaking idea why my phone keeps changing should to Gould. That's just WEIRD
posted by bibliogrrl at 7:21 PM on November 30, 2012


More important than all of that, it was this AskMe question by Ms. Banana that inspired me to throw my own Grilled Cheese Party, and it was best party. Thanks, Juliet Banana!
posted by Rock Steady at 8:11 PM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Someday I will join TinyFix (even though neither my bikes or I are tiny or fixies). I like the idea of being in a bike gang. Cupcake, kudos to you. Your twitters make me smile and I look forward to running into you locking up in front of Target again. It's kind of weird that I don't run into you more often given that we live in the same neighborhood and are both obsessed with our bikes.
posted by Bunglegirl at 8:42 PM on November 30, 2012


Ms. Cupcake is both a cutie and a sweetie.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:02 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Although the last time I was on a bike I broke my big toe, I am very much in love with your cycling style and would like to learn more about these garter clips.
posted by Space Kitty at 9:42 PM on November 30, 2012


Miss Cupcake is a doll and she's true to her word. And she taught me the lesson: When someone offers to share nude photographs with you, it's downright impolite to say no.
posted by ColdChef at 10:07 PM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Coldchef is (maybe?) the only person in this thread who has seen me topless, and Bibliogrrl is the only one who has had me leave underwear in her bathroom.
posted by Juliet Banana at 10:25 PM on November 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


man the entire Kitting factory saw me topless, now I feel like I should've conserved that shit

(oh wait all of flehsbot also did)

(nevermind)

(also twitter)
posted by The Whelk at 11:04 PM on November 30, 2012


damnit Whelk I did not need more reasons to have crushes on you
posted by heeeraldo at 11:58 PM on November 30, 2012


This thread flagged for excessive cuteness.
posted by Forktine at 12:36 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


What's the modified part of the t-shirt? In the photo it looks like a red/silvery thing on either side of the shoulder strap.
posted by mannequito at 1:33 AM on December 1, 2012


Whee! I like Momentum too, 'cos I won a bike for ms scruss when I subscribed.
posted by scruss at 4:08 AM on December 1, 2012


It looks like the Rocky Horror lips...
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 4:50 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


She's also on the Wikipedia page for Hipster ( contempory subculture)

Hah, I was just going to say that the picture needs to be in the dictionary next to 'hipster'
posted by empath at 6:45 AM on December 1, 2012


Cupcake is the best. And she has the craziest birthday parties too. :D
posted by IndigoRain at 7:51 AM on December 1, 2012


Yes to Cupcake lovefest, more of this all the time please.
posted by naju at 9:27 AM on December 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty damn cool too.
posted by item at 2:48 PM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can do that thing with your nose.
posted by The Whelk at 3:30 PM on December 1, 2012


Hooray! I have such an internet crush on Cupcake and her parties. Very awesome!
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:03 PM on December 2, 2012


tiny fix represent! <3 <3 <3
posted by misskaz at 1:28 PM on December 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


So normally I'd be a hater, but respect for anyone who can bike in Chicago. Chicago has, like... WEATHER. So hard to bike in weather.
posted by GuyZero at 3:04 PM on December 2, 2012


I'm actually the poster girl for biking during weather.
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:36 PM on December 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


also *~*~||*~*~hI hAtErZ~*~*||~*~*
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:37 PM on December 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


Pffft cycling in winter - that's nothing!!!!*




* lives in tropics
posted by gomichild at 12:15 AM on December 3, 2012


I too have been in her Cupcake-y Presence at one or two Chicago meetups. It was kind of like meeting someone from the future!
posted by Green With You at 10:22 AM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


awesome
posted by orme at 10:34 AM on December 3, 2012


Pffft cycling in winter - that's nothing!!!!*

From that cycling in winter link:
So on a day when the low temperature is in the low 20's, you can expect the high temperature to be in the mid 30's. That is an excellent temperature range for outdoor activities like cycling
For our metric friends, most of that range is below zero C. Clearly I have lived in California for too long, because I think it's too cold to ride if it's below 50F.

That's one cool Cupcake. Literally.
posted by ambrosia at 10:59 AM on December 3, 2012


Well, that's yet another reason to wish I still lived in Chicago.

although to be fair I've already outgrown bicycling during snowstorms, past history be damned.
posted by davejay at 2:49 PM on December 3, 2012


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