Another thing I like about living in Alberta is ... nah, that's pretty much it, actually.
Now I'll probably start receiving scads of hate mail telling me to get the fuck out of the province if I don't like it, and those folks would have a valid point, but first let me clarify things somewhat by pointing out that the geography of this place is all wrong for me. I love lakes and trees and don't like mountains. I like a temperate climate that is slightly humid, where the vegetation is abundant and the sunlight is dappled and filtered through frequent clouds. That is pretty much the polar opposite of Alberta, at least the southern portion, where I live.
And don't even get me started on the political landscape, or the province's dependance upon the fossil fuel industry.
But even if I am not a huge fan of Alberta, there are some things which start with A which I do like. This idea for this list was shamelessly lifted from Bubs.
3. Ass-wipe - seriously, where would we be without this? And it's so versatile. Besides the obvious, you can use it to blow your nose, clean your glasses, probably even staunch a bad cut.
4. Anastamosis - I was originally referring to this in the physiological sense, specificially arterial-venous anastamosis, which is the branching between the aterial and the venous networks, but apparently there is an evolutionary definition as well. Anastamosis does it all.
5. Alsations - is there a prettier dog? Well, maybe a golden retriever, but look at those ears.
6. All-ages venues - I don't need to drink at a concert, but if people want to, what about using a wristband system or having a bar area? I love a band who makes their music accessible to everyone, not just people who have reached a certain birthday.
Oh Alberta [mp3] - Elliott Brood