October in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: International Walk to School Month World Blindness Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month Health Literacy Month National Bullying Prevention Month LGBT History Month National Pizza Month Oktoberfest Mental Illness Awareness Week (First Week) World Space Week (Week of Oct. 4) Thanksgiving (Second Monday) International Music Day (Oct. 1) International Day of Non-Violence…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day One

Greetings all of my friends, followers, and geeks of all pop cultures! This weekend I have a special treat for you, as the Green Onion Blog goes live! For the next two days I will be taking in all there is at the Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo! So, if you like… stuff. Y’know, like…

Jenn’s Birthday Top 5 ‘017 (Guest Post by Jenn)

Today is a special day, not only around home, but also, for The Green Onion Blog. In bringing our family full trip around the sun, the last birthday of the year, is today! Jenn, the studious, hard-working, affectionate and caring, beautiful mother/leader of our home is celebrating another year of life living! As per the…

Grandpa Onion’s Birthday

Today is my fathers birthday, and as much as I would love to do a Grandpa’s Top 5 books, he does not read that much. Despite that he always did support me in my enthusiasm for all things comics and literature, taking interest when necessary. Such as our father-son fishing trips, where he would be…

Green Onion Birthday Top 5

It is my birthday! And, apparently the world does not recognize it as a holiday… The family is off to school. I have to work. It is just another day. But, I decided to stop and celebrate with you. My real friends. My digital friends who I don’t have to meet in person, or get…

September in Pop Culture History

Observances, and Celebration: National Ovarian Cancer Month National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month National Wine Month Mushroom Month National Piano Month Self Improvement Month National Hispanic Heritage Month Rice Month Potato Month National Suicide Prevention Week (Week of Sept. 10) Tolkien Week (Week of Sept. 22) Banned Books Week (Last week of Sept.) Random Acts of…

Zyler’s Birthday Top 5 at Age 7

Happy birthday to my little man, who is no longer so little. Going from 6 to 7 seems like such a big transition. It’s like he is no longer a small child, he can just be referred to as a child. Zyler woke up today to a new crystal lamp from Jenn, and a sick…

August in Pop Cultue History

1919 – First Appearance of Zorro 1929 – Babe Ruth hits 500th Career Homerun 1930 – First Appearance of Betty Boop 1939 – Premiere of The Wizard of Oz 1942 – Premiere of Bambi 1954 – The First Issue of Sports Illustrated 1962 – First Appearance of Spider-Man 1962 – First Appearance of Thor 1963…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

150 Things I Appreciate About Canada

1. Chanterelle Mushrooms: The best thing I have ever tasted that comes directly from the Earth, growing in our backyard. 2. Tim Hortons: For many, many Canadians, it’s an easy claim that this is the best coffee available, and I owe a debt for getting me up on plenty of rough mornings just so I…

A Speshal Guest Blogger

The school year is wrapping up.  And what a year, Alex has come so far with her preschool learning all sorts of things about Canada, letters, numbers, and, well, getting along with others.  Zyler is on his last couple days of grade one.  I have to tell you, that was an amazing year to watch…