James – This Nice Guy from Winnipeg

It’s been a really long time since I posted a person on here, sorry about that guys! Life has just been getting a little busy here in Calgary. Anyhow, the weather is starting to improve a little so I’ll be heading out on the streets of Calgary to find more people for this blog πŸ™‚ Here is a nice guy I met named James and here is what he had to say.

James - people of calgary - Rob Moses Photography
Camera: Canon 7D & 50mm 1.8 mk1 – Setting: 1/25th // f1.8 // ISO 1600

1. Where are you from?
Originally, I’m from Winnipeg.

2. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
Primarily for career, I guess the secondary reason would be I really wanted to get out of Winnipeg.

3. Haha Well that’s a pretty good reason. Do you like living in Calgary?
I absolutely love it! Totally my kind of city.

4. What is it about Calgary that you like?
Everyone seems to be here with a purpose. I think when you talk to people they are usually here for work, their here to make something of them selfs and not really content with the status quo. They always want to push them self a little bit more. I kinda like that about the city, it’s kind of the attitude the city has. There’s a lot going on here and there is plenty to do. The mountains are a short drive away and for me the career opportunities are here.

5. So what is your career? What field are you in, if you don’t mind me asking?
I am in IT, so I deal with unified communications, voice over ID, corporate email systems for corporations, primarily dealing with Microsoft Link and Microsoft Exchange.

6. So do you own your own company or work for some one?
I don’t own my own company, I work for a company called Longview Systems, so I’ll give them a quick shout out.

Rob: Ok cool.

7. If you had to describe Calgary to some one what would you say?
I’d say diverse for starters. Pretty diverse place, energetic & prosperous.

8. So what do you like to do for fun?
For fun I play hockey, I play the guitar, all be it poorly, I golf much the same way I play the guitar.

Random Guy: Your bad at both?

James: I am bad at both, but I enjoy being bad at both.

9. Alright cool, so are you in a band or anything?
No I’m not, no I just play for fun.

10. Do you play hockey for a specific hockey team? Calgary Flames perhaps? haha.
I WISH! Don’t I wish haha. We have a Longview company hockey team that I’ve played for in the past and then usually just shinny with the guys.

11. Have you ever ridden a horse?
I have ridden a horse. The last time I rode horse I was 6 and I got yelled at by my teacher because I was swinging my hat around because I saw them do that on televisions. Apparently that upsets the horse. (Laughter).

12. Anything you’d like to add?
When one door closes another one opens, but thats usually because of the air pressure in the room, so don’t read to much into that haha.

Rob: Haha that was perfect! Thank you πŸ™‚


  1. coyotero2112 · April 24, 2013

    Your name will go down in history with the great discoverers…Peary, Amundsen, Cabot, Columbus, Curie, Einstein…you found a nice guy from Winnipeg ! If you ever talk to him again, tell him his guitar playing will improve if he stops smacking little white balls while riffing, or his golfing will improve if he can putt it in the F-hole instead of the band traps. Hadn’t seen you for a while…and my surf instructor buddy just gave two Calgary gals a lesson two days ago. Considered a People of Calgary at the Beach post in your honor.

    • Rob Moses · April 24, 2013

      Haha that’s funny! You should have interviewed them! haha. That would have been awesome! lol. Nice to hear from you again πŸ˜‰

      • coyotero2112 · April 24, 2013

        I will. I live in the Ghost Hotel now. I’ve interviewed Lincoln, Pluto, and a few other dead people. They have little to lose, so they[re blunt.

  2. Graffiti Lux and Murals · April 24, 2013

    Excellent interview. Yes, I’ve missed them!

    • Rob Moses · April 24, 2013

      Awe thanks! I’m gonna add another this weekend. I always think of you when I see graffiti πŸ™‚

  3. Boomdeeadda · April 24, 2013

    Welcome back Rob, hope all is well. I hear a lot of unflattering stories about Winnipeg, but have never been. Make you wonder, “how bad could it be?”

    • Rob Moses · April 24, 2013

      Haha thank you! Yes me too, cant be all that bad though πŸ™‚

  4. ckponderings · April 24, 2013

    It may have been a while, but it’s been well worth the wait! πŸ˜€

    • Rob Moses · April 24, 2013

      Thank you very much! You ses very kind to say so πŸ™‚

  5. henryarthurphotography · April 24, 2013

    I’m glad to see you back, blogging about the People of Calgary. πŸ˜ƒ

    • Rob Moses · April 24, 2013

      Thank you, glad to be back! Thank you for commenting πŸ™‚

      • henryarthurphotography · April 24, 2013

        You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  6. James Parkes · April 25, 2013

    I was wondering when this would finally get posted. Nice.

    • Rob Moses · April 26, 2013

      James!!! Hey! Haha ys sorry this took so long. Things got a little busy on my end. How are things going? Looks like winter is FINALLY over hey.

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