Alberta: 5 Things I forgot about living here.

by Carmen Cruz

1) The cold air cough. 
When you first walk outside, the air is so cold and dry that you cough. Sometimes, you even gag, and let me tell ya, nothing says 'Sexy' like a cold air gag. Nothing.

2) Plugging in your car in the winter. 
Maslow can turn on the lights in a room, just by walking in.
Older cars need to be plugged in or you can forget about starting them successfully.

3) Winter = Static. 
Static and static shocks. Even my dog has static. Poor booger. 

4) Dry skin. 
 It's everywhere and it's taking over your body. Nothing beats a good dry skin itch.Wanna take it to the next level? Pull up your pant leg. Hellooooooo leg dandruff.

5) How friendly people are. 
People smile and say hello. What's more (for the ladies), men actually approach you and try to strike up a conversation.
*Awkward Moment Alert* 
I was sitting in a mall food court, waiting for my cousin. A man came up to me and started talking to me.
Dude: Are you waiting for my boyfriend.
Me: Pardon me?
Dude: Ummm... I said, are you waiting for your boyfriend?
Me: What are you getting at?
Dude: I just want to know if you're waiting for your boyfriend to come.
Me: I don't understand. Do you want something?
Dude: *Awkwardly* No. I just wanted to know if you have a boyfriend. I was trying to strike up a conversation with you.
Me: *Finally clues in* Ooooohhh!!! Ummm... I actually don't live here. I'm visiting. So.... I'm sorry. I'm just not used to guys approaching me like that.
Dude: Ok. Have a nice day. *Practically runs away from me*

I'm seriously losing my social skills. Vancouver, what have you done to me?!?!?!?!

Back to the snow, the awesome sunshine and the AMAZING HST-free shopping here in Alberta. :)