Cake and ice cream for everyone! Except the dogs. July 25, 2015 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Today is my Metafilter account's 10th birthday! To celebrate, here is a photo from before I joined the site of a puppy sitting on a laptop which is displaying Ask Metafilter. To illustrate how long it's been, here is that puppy's fully grown son.

Thanks for putting up with me this long.
posted by Juliet Banana to MetaFilter-Related at 9:40 AM (63 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite

Happy birthday! Glad you're here!
posted by rtha at 9:46 AM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


There is so much to squee over in this post! The birthday! The dogs! The dog's TMNT toy!! Many happy returns, and your comments and posts here are always really great.
🎉🎂🐶
posted by billiebee at 9:51 AM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


(Please note that "grown" is a relative term...)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:55 AM on July 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


My husband - who is across the room - just asked "what are you sighing about?". My reply was simply "puppies". He accepted that as making perfect sense and went on with his day which is why we're married.

Those are some cute tiny dogs, good work all round.
posted by shelleycat at 9:55 AM on July 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


How timely! I JUST recommended your acquaintance→friendship advice to someone over on the green.
posted by phunniemee at 10:06 AM on July 25, 2015 [7 favorites]


Wait - Juliet Banana is a puppy? OK, so how many of you people are actually hominids, then? I'm a tapir, so I don't really care either way, I'm just asking for a friend. Who is a lemur.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 10:10 AM on July 25, 2015 [20 favorites]


it me
posted by Juliet Banana at 10:13 AM on July 25, 2015 [13 favorites]


it me

Dogs love birthday cake!
posted by phunniemee at 10:19 AM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


PUPPY!

In that spirit, here's the first photo I ever took of the dog I adopted a few months after I joined Metafilter in 2005.
posted by moonmilk at 10:19 AM on July 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


He usually got a meat spiral for his birthday.
posted by moonmilk at 10:20 AM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm a tapir

So called, because you are large at one end and get progressively smaller toward the other?

As opposed to a banana, which remains pretty stable along its length.

Yay, Juliet Banana!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:40 AM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wait, why can't the dogs have cake?
posted by mittens at 10:56 AM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]




Happy mefiversary Juliet Banana!

Also in the spirit, here is my kitty with his favorite stuffed animal buddy, since pets with their own pets are the cutest.
posted by ActionPopulated at 11:47 AM on July 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


Wait, why can't the dogs have cake?

Because there are humans around who want cake and dogs are perfectly happy eating their own barf.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:56 PM on July 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


(Oops, from Allie Brosh obvs, full post here)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:57 PM on July 25, 2015


Thanks for sticking it out this far, Juliet Banana. I've enjoyed your contributions to MeFi immensely.

Thanks also for the reminder to increment my 'years here' sentence on the profile page.
posted by carsonb at 1:53 PM on July 25, 2015


You have added immeasurably to this site, Juliet Banana.
posted by jamjam at 2:44 PM on July 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


Yaaaaaaaaay!
posted by Splunge at 3:38 PM on July 25, 2015


I always enjoy your contributions, even when they make me squirm. Thanks for hanging out.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:01 PM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy MeFi-Birthday, Juliet Banana. I love my Bogs Chukkas! Thanks again for the recommendation.
posted by hydropsyche at 5:02 PM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Happy Metafilter-birthday, JB. You are a site treasure.

Now eat some cupcakes for me!
posted by pjern at 5:29 PM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


You are an A+ contributor!
posted by oceanjesse at 5:41 PM on July 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday/Anniversary.
posted by AugustWest at 8:34 PM on July 25, 2015


y u even postin on noobMeTa tho

you got ur 10+ login rite
posted by klangklangston at 11:40 PM on July 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


Juliet Banana you are WISE and WONDERFUL and we are so lucky you've put up with all of us for ten years!
posted by missmary6 at 12:35 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy 10 mefi years, Juliet Banana, and here's to many more!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:53 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


is that doggie... giving advice on askme? explains so much about askme

BUT ANYWAYS HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:20 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


JB, happy MeFiBirthday. I have learned a lot from you.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:50 AM on July 26, 2015 [7 favorites]


How timely! I JUST recommended your acquaintance→friendship advice to someone over on the green.
posted by phunniemee at 10:06 AM on July 25


That is a great post, JB! And thanks to phunniemee for pointing it out - I wouldn't have seen it otherwise.

Congrats on 10 years on the site!
posted by cynical pinnacle at 5:52 AM on July 26, 2015


Happy 10th! You're definitely one of those people whose name will make me stop and read a comment, even in a long thread I'm otherwise just skimming. Really glad for your contributions.

Also, the fact that you were named Best New Music Blogger by the Chicago Reader (forgive me for creeping on your profile just now) is all kinds of awesome, and everybody should know about that. Congratulations!
posted by DingoMutt at 6:08 AM on July 26, 2015


Hi5 poppunk mafia 4ever
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:18 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy 10th, friend! Here's to at least 10 more!
posted by griphus at 6:18 AM on July 26, 2015


here is that puppy's fully grown son.


Im afraid we're going to need to see a birth certificate before he can be elected President of Metafilter.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:33 AM on July 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Happy anniversary! Birthday! Something!
posted by box at 7:32 AM on July 26, 2015


Yay!

I've been poring over your latest MeFi post and trying to find the right wording on forwarding it to my friends... and I painted my nails!
posted by RainyJay at 8:12 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


You're a total doll and you're completely groovy. Play long, play strong. Go you.
posted by Wolof at 8:55 AM on July 26, 2015


Birthdays!

🎉⭐️🎂🎂🎂⭐️⭐️🎉
posted by The Whelk at 9:12 AM on July 26, 2015


Happy birthday!
posted by jaguar at 9:23 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! I enjoy your contributions, and your essay about having Tourette's was really eye-opening.
posted by radioamy at 11:00 AM on July 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy Belated! Much gratitude for all your excellent contributions! I sent this one to a musician friend recently. She'd told me about getting harassed and stalked by a creepster who, it turns out, was her local scene's missing stair. Which she discovered after speaking out and making a big social media stink about it, because other people came forward. She got him ejected from the local music scene, yay!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 1:52 PM on July 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy MeFiVersary! Mine is coming up in two weeks & I was delighted to discover myself to be in your good company as a fellow, food-themed, 10-year vet.

Also: PUPPIES!
posted by mochapickle at 4:14 PM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Birthdays!

Heh. Today was pips' mom (my mom-in-law)'s 100th birthday. Dosen't she look great?
posted by jonmc at 5:05 PM on July 26, 2015 [7 favorites]


She looks like she's up to something.

I like the cut of her jib is what I'm saying. Happy centabirthday to her!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 5:40 PM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


You can really, really write. I wish you were in my town so we could hang out. I'm glad you're here.
posted by Mistress at 2:42 AM on July 27, 2015


For some reason, I signed up on my daughter's 4th birthday, way back in 2005. Here's a picture of her from her birthday party that year, and here is a picture of her today, on her first day of high school.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:10 AM on July 27, 2015 [4 favorites]


Oh and, yeah, JB is definitely on my Top Ten MeFites I'd Like To Meet IRL list. Thanks for hanging in there, fellow old-timer.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:21 AM on July 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


There is no better Banana than Juliet Banana. E is the person I want to be when I grow up.
posted by scrump at 11:19 AM on July 27, 2015


Cute puppy! :3
posted by AdamTheChespin at 11:36 AM on July 27, 2015


Happy MeFirthday! I just passed my 9 year anniversary, you 10 year+ anniversary types just seem so much more sophisticated to those of us in the year behind.
posted by arcticseal at 11:54 AM on July 27, 2015


So, articseal, you definitely want to avoid Prof. Taz's World Civ 101 section, but Prof. Lobster-Mitten will let you have class outside if it is nice. If you ever get way behind in your commenting, just go to Dean Cortex's office and start crying - he's a total softie. Also, if your roommate gets banned, you get a 4.0 for the semester.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:43 PM on July 27, 2015 [7 favorites]


I didn't know this was a thing. I had better start crafting my 13th anniversary post now!
posted by amro at 3:50 PM on July 27, 2015


This thread inspired me to check on how long it's been since I joined this site and the answer has filled my heart with melancholy as death's inevitability taunts me anew.
posted by saladin at 4:48 PM on July 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


You are awesome and I'm glad you are here!
posted by sockermom at 4:59 PM on July 27, 2015


Wait - Juliet Banana is a puppy? OK, so how many of you people are actually hominids, then? I'm a tapir, so I don't really care either way, I'm just asking for a friend. Who is a lemur.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 13:10 on July 25


I'd consider you more of a frenemy, TBH.

Happy Mefiversary, JB!
posted by Lemurrhea at 7:41 PM on July 27, 2015


Because I'm bored, here's the link to that exact AskMe comment, in case any other tiny pet owners wish to recreate Juliet Banana's photo.
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:13 AM on July 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


Happy anniversary! Happy puppy! I always enjoy your posts and comments.
posted by matildaben at 1:56 PM on July 28, 2015


!
posted by Michele in California at 3:39 PM on July 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Happy belated Metaversary you rad human.
posted by en forme de poire at 12:39 AM on July 29, 2015


Wait I thought Juliet Banana looked like this
posted by IndigoRain at 3:18 PM on July 29, 2015


Happy belated MeFiversary!
posted by SisterHavana at 7:04 PM on July 29, 2015


I'm late to the party as usual (I only skim MeTa once a month or so) but I wanted to share this picture too! Nugget was born in 2008, which is when I put MeFi in my small collection of "always-open" browser tabs.

My favorite part of the picture is that as Nugget grew in complexity, so did his favorite rug. His tastes have become more mature! As has his aroma!
posted by jake at 5:29 PM on July 30, 2015 [5 favorites]


Please please please give Nugget some snorgles for me, because OMG adorable.
posted by jaguar at 6:55 PM on July 30, 2015


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