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…

Canada’s Top 10 Fictional Characters

In preperation for tomorrows 150th birthday of the spectacular nation that is Canada, I thought I should share last years Canada Day post.  A special look at the top fictional Canadians.  A list that for some reason is missing a couple very important people.  So, I will add them in here real quick and you…

Five Kids Books for Fathers Day

The big day is around the corner, father’s day.  Today I visited Alex’s daycare for a special concert.  It was adorable.  I shared a cute clip on my Twitter, check it out.  Anyways, in anticipation for the weekend I though I would reshare some of my favourite books that are perfect for sharing on fathers day….

Top 10 Robot Sidekicks

It’s one of the greatest tropes in Sci-Fi.  During the 70’s and 80’s it was difficult to find any science fiction story that didn’t involve a robot in one way or another.  Now its become a necessity for any space-parody.  It has become the dream of young children for generations to have your very own…

10 Ways to Have a Good Day

Having a bad day?  Week?  Month?  It happens.  Things can be difficult, stressful, or down right irritating.  Everybody goes through hard times.  There’s this thing I say when I, or someone close to me is going through the turbulence: tomorrow doesn’t have to be the best day, it just has to be a better day….

Top 10 Lost Items (that almost suck as bad as losing my phone)

Hello? Is this thing on? I have to say, it’s pure insanity how far technology zooms forward in a matter of years.  Recently my phone went on a vacation and stranded me with a shotty computer that I call ××××××; or computer.  Digging deep into my archives, I was able to retrieve an artifact.  A…

Top 10 Superhero Cartoons of the Early 90’s

Waking up on Saturday morning, finding the most sugary cereal in the cupboard and building a blanket-y nest in front of the TV.  As a child in the 90’s that was the life.  Flipping through channel by channel of fishing programs, cooking shows, Saved by the Bell reruns/knock-offs, and pre-k programming, to land on the…

10 Children’s Books for Valentines Day

​Happy Valentines Day!  I know, I know, a lot of people feel this ‘holiday’ is a gratuitous money making scheme.  Really, what isn’t these days?  But, such a powerful, beautiful emotion as love deserves celebration.   While love is the core of any family, I honestly believe my family would be nowhere without the emotion….

Red Onion’s Top 10 Underrated Heroes in Fiction

This is going to be the biggest top 10, believe me, the best.  The media, and FAKE NEWS, like to make some characters in fiction look “evil”.  Like power, greed, and dishonesty, was some sort of bigly “bad” thing.  Today I, the great Red Onion the best, will be composing a list of the most…

Top 10 Fictional Schools

Last week my strong, wise, beautiful, partner Jenn received an invitation to work on her Masters in Nursing.  This is huge news for her, our family, and our future, I am so proud of her.  In celebration of the big news and her heading back to school, today will be a special top ten.  We…

Top 10 Most Disappointing Movies of ‘016

​Unfortunately ‘016 may go down in history as being synonymous with disappointment.  The year in film is not much different.  Other than Disney keeping things alive with the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the year was full of flops.  Thank goodness for all of the good books out there.  Anyways, let’s take a look at…

Top 10 Fictional Twins

​When I decided to write this list I was thinking that twins lacked representation in pop culture compared to how many you meet in real life.  However, when I sat down and racked my brain twins started popping up in all corners of fiction.  Don’t worry twins, from children’s books to comic books, you have…