Minnesota Meow – Your Cat Could Be Famous

Aaron Landry has launched a cat blog. Huh? Yeah, that’s right. His new project, Minnesota Meow, is a site that profiles the cats of Minnesotans.

You can’t make this stuff up:

Minnesota Meow

Cats profiled to date include Chuck Olsen’s cat Mooki, Harvey, Isis, Dallas & Daphne, and Aaron’s own, Nadia.

Who’s cat will be next? The suspense is killing me.

As I understand it, your cat could be features on Minnesota Meow if you submit a photo and some info about your feline. Give it a try.

Kyle Working on His Honey-Do List on iJustine.tv

Head over iJustine’s archives to June 28th and 7:23pm to see Kyle Cannon working on his honey-do list and looking for post-honey-do options for the rest of the evening. Click the Archive link below, then enter the time above.



You’ll see another Deets connection. This time, Kyle and Aaron. And you’ll hear talk about the Bombay Bistro.

Aaron & Kyle Meet

And if you have no idea what’s going on here, this might help explain things.

Aaron L. Gets some Technology Evangelist Love

Aaron Landry, aka. Aaron L. as a commenter on The Deets, was interviewed by Ben of BenCredible.com for Technology Evangelist last week. It’s live now:

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Aaron Landry knows a lot about mobile blogging. In fact, he has 1000 mobile blog posts from his Hiptop to prove it. Ben had a chance to sit down with Aaron to discuss “The End of an Era” of moblogging with Aaron and find out what’s next for this Minneapolis techie. Find out about Hiptop Nation, the power of group moblogging, the side effects of being “always connected,” and the iPhone.

Duo Brewing Rocks

Aaron turned me on to the Duo Brewing scene in the comments on The Deets earlier this week, mentioning that there would be free beer at his house tonight. That’s not the kind of thing I’m going to turn down, so I stopped by Aaron’s with Bryan to finally meet Aaron, thus turning an online friend into a real-world friend. And, of course, to sample some beer from Duo Brewing.

Duo Brewing is a new brewery start-up in Minnesota run by three guys who seem to know something about beer. A lot about beer. They’re also smart and have some experience in the beer industry, so I think they have more than a “we like beer, so let’s start a beer businesses” business model here.

I snapped this shot when I got home tonight. The beer in the glass is some Duo Brewing Milk Stout (I think that’s right) at -13F after sitting in the car for a few hours:

Duo Stout

I’d love to see Duo Brewing succeed. They make good beer, but more importantly, the people behind the beer are good people.

Longfellow Neighborhood Movie Stars

It’s amazing how many movie stars are from the Longfellow neighborhood.

First, you have Jesse Ventura, who grew up across the street from the Kohler household on 46th Ave S.

Then you have the Kohler household, which is ALMOST famous since it was filmed for the movie Fargo as the sheriff’s house, but didn’t make the final cut.

And now throw Aaron Landry into the mix for his cameo roll in An Inconvenient Truth.

Interestingly, all three examples come from Northern Longfellow, specifically Cooper. What’s the deal with LoFo?

Cooper, Minneapolis Rocks for Holiday Lights

Aaron Landry blogged about this a while back, and I finally got around to checking it out last night. A house at 41st Ave S & 32nd St E has Christmas lights choreographed to Christmas songs. They have an FM station set up for visitors to tune in the music rather than forcing their neighbors to put up with the tunes. Here is 30 seconds taken on my Treo from the car:


I like the giggling in the car. Clearly, we were enjoying the show. Thanks to our local Clark Griswold, we’re really have the holiday spirit now.

I’m Big in Cooper

Yet another link pick-up for The Deets. This time from fellow Cooper neighborhood resident and blogger, Aaron Landry. Aaron documents goings on by moblogging with his hiptop.

Aaron does a great job aggregating 3rd party site content onto his blog. He’s pulling in events he’s going to attend from Upcoming, bookmarks from del.icio.us, dodgeball checkin history, last.fm listening log, and his Flickr photo feed. Very cool. That’s an awesome way to create fresh content for your blog by just doing your thang.

If you don’t happen to be familiar with the Cooper neighborhood, you can read all about it on the Wikipedia page about Cooper I started.