But whether we keep that relaxed status depends on the year to come. After the jump, let's consider what might just raise the blood pressure of Kansas Citians in the coming year.
Why we'll be more relaxed in 2012: We're hosting the MLB All-Star game; it's 60 degrees in January; Platte City has finally solved its wallaby problem; Sea Life (and LEGOLAND) will open at Crown Center (watching fish is supposed to be good for your blood pressure); and Lamar's red velvet doughnuts and Boulevard's Chocolate Ale are coming next month.
Why we'll be less relaxed in 2012: The Royals have yet to sign a top-of-the-rotation starter; it's 60 degrees in January; the Chiefs have yet to show a willingness to spend money on a team that isn't that far from running away with a bad division; there is no easy answer to the city's public school system; water main breaks suggest costly issues with the pipe infrastructure on the horizon; new revelations keep being unearthed about the Archdiocese abuse scandal; and Clay Chastain still has a crush on Kansas City.
What do you foresee happening to our relaxed ranking this year?