The Nasty Bits book signed by Anthony Bourdain
Stood in line for a meet and greet after the Bourdain and Zimmern performance at the State Theatre last night. Had my slip filled out for the book signing, snaked my way through the line, and handed it to Anthony Bourdain when I got to the table. He looked at my slip and said “Who am I making this out to?”. I smiled like the fanboy that I am, “Oh, Stuff about Minneapolis” I said, “that’s my tumblr blog name.”
A quick, pained wince came over his eyes as he signed my book.
What did we learn from that, you guys?
Anthony Bourdain does not give a shit what your tumblr is called.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Dusty’s last night for the fourth annual Dagos At Dusty’s Groundhog Day bash. There was laughter, beer, lost cell phones, Ronnie James Dio on the jukebox, and much much more.
So give these fine folks a follow, I’m going to lay on the couch and watch the Puppy Bowl now.
Fourth Annual Dagos at Dusty’s on Groundhog Day Bash!
What: Beer and Dago Sandwiches
Where: Dusty’s Bar in Nordeast Minneapolis (1319 Marshall St NE, right by the old Grain Belt Brewery)
When: Groundhog Day, this Saturday (Feb 2), starting about 7PM
Why: No one else celebrates Groundhog Day in the Twin Cities, we’ve been doing this for four years now, and it is pretty awesome.
Is this an official tumblr event?
Kinda, Andy has tumblr stickers for us, so, there you go.
Do I have to have a tumblr blog to come?
No, at it’s heart, this is the most kick-ass social media event to happen every year on Groundhog Day in the Twin Cities.
Do I need to be 21?
Nope, just old enough to party. But of course, 21 for “adult” drinks.
I really don’t know any of you people, and some of you frighten me. Can I bring a friend?
Is there a table reserved, does Dusty’s know you’re coming?
Nope, we just show up and take over the place.
How late will you be at Dusty’s?
All night? Although some folks will start their night at Dusty’s, and venture over to other bars in Nordeast as the night goes on. I know at some point I want to wander over to Dangerous Man Brewing and pick up a growler of something.
So, do I just show up and say “Hi” to someone with a tumblr sticker?
Yes. This night is all about beer, Dago sandwiches, and nerdy social media fellowship.
Hope to see you there!!
Groundhog image by ewaldmario
Here at Vita.mn, we’re more interested in hearing what you think about the Twin Cities than in listening to ourselves prattle on and on. So we invented our unique little piece of “lists” software (© 2006) that lets online users share their personal Top 10s on everything from fine dining to sex toys to bathrooms (not necessarily in that order). Then, all of your Top 10s get combined into a master list representing the public consensus as of right now. Last time we checked, Vita.mn had 2,312 of these lists. We’ve compiled 138 of our favorites into this, the sixth annual List of Lists issue.
BEST LOCAL BLOGS
5.The Heavy Table
8.Sopheava de Lumiere
9.Stuff About Minneapolis
I made the “List of Lists 2012” today, so that was pretty cool.
Cat Found in NE Mpls
Fellow tumblr Tamara McCoy sent me an email about a kitty that was found in Nordeast today…
A friend of mine found this cat today in NE Minneapolis near Boom Island Park. It is female, between 7-12 months, took her to the vet and she is healthy. Very sweet, loves lap sitting.
Could you post her photo to see if anyone recognizes her OR would like to adopt her?
If you recognize this cat (or maybe want to adopt), you can contact Tamara on her tumblr, or by email. email@example.com
First off, I know this post has a ton of words in it, but that’s just how it has to be. This is a current list of Minnesota organizations that have a Tumblr, follow them if it strikes your interest. Secondly, if your name is on this list, TAG YOUR POSTS WITH LOCAL KEYWORDS. Folks, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, if you start a Tumblr and want people to find you, you must use tags. For example… #minneapolis #minnesota #saint paul #twin cities. If you are a local organization no one will find you if you don’t use local keyword tags. There, I said my peace.
If you know of a person/group/organization I left off the list, just mention it in the comments, or email me and I will add them.
This Happened Tonight
The following people are awesome because they showed up at Dusty’s Bar in NE Mpls tonight and had beer and Dago sandwiches. These people can also hold great conversations and are very attractive, so you should follow them on tumblr.
Don’t forget, tonight is the third annual Dagos at Dusty’s on Groundhog Day Meetup!
Some quick notes about tonight…
I think most people (myself included) will start showing up around 7:00pm.
The event goes until…the party stops.
Dusty’s Bar is located one block north of Broadway Ave on Marshall St NE, kitty-corner from the old Grain Belt Brewery.
Unless things have changed, you don’t have to be 21 to get into Dusty’s.
If for some reason Dusty’s is packed, we can move down the road to Psycho Suzi’s.
Any questions you can contact me on twitter @handsomecat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you tonight!
I think it is going to be needed as well. We just need to pick a spot where the under 21 crowd can get in, and the 21+ boozehounds can be happy as well.
Every so often I come out with a list of Minnesota “organizations” that have a presence on Tumblr. Many of these groups work at their Tumblr and keep posting updated information about themselves, while others get hot and heavy for a few months and then fizzle out maybe because the Summer intern who they put in charge of their Tumblr went back to school or something and it just kinda became forgotten. I am surprised more local bars/restaurants/rock clubs have not embraced Tumblr because it is a medium that is highly visual and pictures of things like food, concerts, or anything local really, do very well. Your company website may tell us a lot about you, but start a Tumblr to give us a “behind the scenes” look at who you are. The Tumblr community in the Twin Cities is very active and likes to exchange information.
If you are a local business, band, or media outfit pleasepleaseplease USE TAGS. I (or anyone else locally) can’t find you if your post only has tags relating to the picture or video or text you just posted like #cats #bacon #lol #lolbaconcats. That’s great if your restaurant has a dish on the menu called #lolbaconcats, but if it also isn’t tagged #minneapolis #minnesota #st.paul #twin cities #mpls, no one locally will find you except by dumb luck. When I get on Tumblr the first thing I check is the local tags I am following before anything else.
Alright, I broke down each organization into groups and I know you might be thinking “Well that one should go under Music, and that one isn’t really Media” and so on and so on. My answer to that? Whatever, make your own damn list. The only other issue I come up with, is that I usually forget to add somebody to this list or an organization has a Tumblr that I am not aware of. If that is the case, add it to the notes or email me.