Calgary Stampede

by Carmen Cruz

So I'm here in Calgary, and having a heck of a time trying to find my new home. Problem is, a lot of people are not cool with having Maslow around (my dog). So frustrating! Ah well... my search        continues. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

...And how can you NOT love this face????   Awwww...........

Other than that, the Calgary Stampede is in full swing right now and wraps up this weekend. To be perfectly honest, I haven't had a chance to check out the Stampede (I've been busy looking for a home. Oh! And FYI: Rent in Calgary is MORE EXPENSIVE than Vancouver. Can you believe it?!?!?!). I've actually NEVER been to the Stampede before, so next year will be a first for me. It should be insane considering the Stampede will celebrate 100 years next year. Yup, next year will be a gong show.

One thing that always makes me stare inappropriately and awkwardly is when I see an Asian dude or a black dude in full cowboy gear. I'm not sure why, but it makes me stare and smile. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be racially insensitive, but it's an odd thing to see. Kinda like a Latino in a space suit... it's just something you'd almost never see, you know what I mean? Either way, I like it.

So on Monday, July 18th (THIS MONDAY!) I'll be starting my very first day, co hosting the morning show (6am - 10am) at X92.9 with the lovely and talented Fraser Tuff and Roger Kingkade (AKA: Gringo). Am I nervous? YESSSSS!!!! Either way, please feel free to join in and listen to my awkwardness live and online here. The station itself features WICKED modern rock music, from Pearl Jam, to U2, to Daft Punk and Tool. Nice. To add to the musical goodness, the station also boasts a 'No Nickelback Guarantee'. Thank GAD! All the staff seem super welcoming and very cool. Despite the nerves, I can't wait to get this ball rolling. Won't you join me? I hope so.

xoxoxoxo & besos,