Well, here we are, Edmonton. Time to shut off the lights and close down the joint.
Two or so years ago, if you had told either of us that we’d reach this point – 1500+ posts, a 6 part TV series, a variety of live webcasts, a fancy pants best blog award and the funniest, smartest, best-looking audience in the city – we’d have called you crazy. And not just because we lacked a basic understanding of the INTERNETS (the files are IN the computer?).
the edmontonian has come farther than we ever thought it could, and honest to God, no one is more surprised by that than we are. So we’d like to take this last minute to thank you guys, truly, and from the bottom of our hearts, for welcoming us into your lives for the last 2+ years. Whether you were writing or reading, talking or listening, commenting or contributing – every time you guys took a chance and got involved, trusting us with your stories, your submissions or your attention, we marveled. We marveled that for some reason, in this metal box full of lol cats and juggalos, you chose to talk to us. There is no greater compliment, and we have been humbled by it every single day.
As you may know (we talked about this with our friends at the Unknown Studio), we didn’t start out as Edmonton enthusiasts. In fact, neither of us were particularly thrilled to find ourselves living in the City of Champions, but we decided to make the best of it and kill some time by starting a website. And two years later, here we are.
That is likely the biggest thing we’ve learned from the edmontonian: that when you stop trying desperately to get somewhere else, and you show up to what’s really happening right here, right now – magic happens. Every time, without fail.
You get one life, guys. Let’s make a joint agreement that we won’t spend it waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect bank balance, the perfect job opportunity, the perfect weight, the perfect education, the perfect someone. Figure out what matters to you and go get it – not as a means to get somewhere else, but for its own sake; because you love it so much it keeps you awake at night. That’s all we ever did, nothing more – and it turned out pretty well for us.
So let us dedicate the last two years to all of you guys – for your ideas, your kindness, your generosity, and more than anything, for giving us a reason to show up right here, every day. There are no words to ever sufficiently express our appreciation, our respect, our love. If the edmontonian was ever anything special, it was only because of you.
Until we meet again!
Jeff and Sally
Sure it’s still very much winter, but spring is coming (eventually) and that will mean road construction.
This year’s big construction project is 99 Street and Scona Road (99 Street between Saskatchewan Drive and the Low Level Bridge), and it’s going to impact a lot of people. The stretch of road will be going down to one lane in each direction next month, then shutting completely to all but local traffic (the people living off 99 Street or going to the Old Timer’s Cabin) for the summer and most of the year.
Hey, look at that, Sally talked about it a little with the Journal. They left out the best stuff she said though.
Like “I am on a drug – it’s called Sally Poulsen. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.” and “If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.” and “I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning. I win here and I win there.”
Probably because she was talking nonsense.
Alright, we have real stuff to talk about. (more…)
We braved the snow this weekend. Yeah, we’re not sure why we did it either. But here’s some of our Edmonton Snow Adventures from the weekend.
Bundle up if you dare continue this journey. (more…)
Nobody knows movies like Gregg and Sally. Alright, they mostly see movies that most would consider bad, or watch movies they know they won’t like just for the post-viewing laughs.
But after seeing the trailer for Unstoppable this summer, the duo knew they would have to see a movie that included people shooting at a speeding train in an attempt to stop it.
Will the bullets stop the train? Will Gregg and Sally actually see a movie they like? Only one way to find out.
Denzel and Captain Kirk, meet Facebook chat. (more…)