17.8.08

10 Positive Things About Living In Calgary



As penance for having complained to my wife for the past few weeks about having to live in the world's largest horizontal apartment building (NW Calgary) and about the high cost of living, I've decided to force myself to come up with a list of positive things about living in Calgary, AB.

1. Calgary is in Canada

2. I'm working at a great school

3. 80 minutes to the town of Banff

4. Got some good friends there

5. Relatively close to Red Deer and Edmonton where I have family

6. Some of the cheapest gas prices in Canada

7. Apparently there are some great biking and walking trails

8. The Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Eskimos visit on occasion

9. Some terrific amenities (Shaw phone and internet, cinemas, libraries, restaurants, Apple retailers, Audi dealership, ...)

10. My house should appreciate in value

5 comments:

Aimée said...

Happy settling in. I have cousins there who declare Calgary to be the best city in the world. we'll probably be through sometime. My last remaining grandparent is there now.

sirdar said...

Find positive things to say about Calgary must have killed you!! Glad the change in residences didn't change your allegiances :-)

OK...there are a few good things to say about Calgary....

Hope all is well down there. Glad you found a good place to teach.

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Zaak said...

Calgary is NOT the best city in the world. That title belongs to Montreal.

Yeah, Sirdar, it was tough. I'll forever be an Oilers/Eskies fan. The school I'm at is phenomenal though, so I'm already warming up to Calgary (even though it's really windy and cold already).

dawn said...

I admire you in finding the positives in the place you have to live. At least it isn't too far away, and it could be worse, there is Yellowknife (no offence intended to those who like Yellowknife; I have not been, I am just imagining it to be a less appealing place than Calgary).

Anonymous said...

11. IT HAS CHINOOKS, WHICH ARE AWESOME.
12. IT'S GOT A ZOO
13. IT HAS A BIT OF A SKI HILL TO PLAY ON AT THE OLD OLYMPIC GROUNDS
14. THERE'S A GOOD ARTSY COMMUNITY THERE
15. IT'S EASY TO GET AROUND / GOOD PUBLIC TRANSPORT, FROM WHAT I REMEMBER.
-SALOME