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…

Canada Day Mise en Place (June 25 to July 1, ‘018)

Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends. This is a year worth celebrating. Sure, the big 150 happened last year, and we failed to capture Olympic hockey gold this winter, but we’ve learnt a lot this year. The most significant thing we can be proud of today is that we’re not the US….

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Four

The largest pop culture convention in Western Canada is officially all wrapped up.  It was a spectacular weekend full of amazing guests, vendors, and food.  I can easily say that this was the best year yet, and the expansion of Artists Alley was a complete success.  I would like to send a shout out to…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Three

First off, for some context I will mention that last week in Calgary it was snowing. Today it was plus 24 degrees (Celsius), and it was the busiest day of the Expo. So, it was hot, and it was crowded. But, that was not stopping anyone from having an amazing time at the geek fest,…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 26 to Apr. 1, ‘018)

I am so tired.  I guess it is Easter or something.  My kids woke up full of juice this morning ready to hunt for some chocolate.  It turns out, yet another magical being invaded our house last night to leave treats.  Between Santa, the tooth fairy, and this mutant egg-laying bunny, there are a lot…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 19 to 25, ‘018)

I’ve always enjoyed writing the year with the unnecessary zero. The ‘018 looks better to me than an ’18. I cannot explain why, but I am sticking with it. I have my own blog to have my own fun in little satisfactory ways. What better place to put it down than the Mise en Place,…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 12 to 18, ‘018)

I always wondered how many people hungover the day after St. Patrick’s Day had green poop because of all of the food colouring? Anyways, I hope everyone is faring well, and welcome back the Sunday Mise en Place. This is the post where you can find a weekly wrap-up of all the goodies that I’ve…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 5 to 11, ‘018)

Welcome back to the Sunday Mise en Place, a weekly wrap up/break down of everything going on for the Green Onion Blog. Sunday is the day to check in, and you can get a stack of Green Onion articles to check out, plus a peek at what’s coming. A bit of an exciting week around…

Sunday Mise en Place (Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, ‘018)

And, like that it’s March. 2018 is moving too fast- have I said that before? It doesn’t even matter because with this snow it feels like it has been winter for around six years. We have been hit with so many major snowfalls that our car literally has to pave its own path. I have…

Sunday Mise en Place (Feb. 19 to 25, ‘018)

Happy Sunday, and thanks for always coming back to the Mise en Place. After a rough time last week, this week has been mostly about settling things down in life and getting back on track. Thankfully, I feel much better. Anyways, there isn’t much to touch on this week but, thanks again for sticking with…

Sunday Mise en Place (Feb. 12 to 18, ‘018)

Welcome back to the Mise en Place, hope everyone is had a great week. For me, it was one of life’s tougher weeks, it didn’t entirely go how I hoped it would. And, the stress of it all seems ready to break us down. But, all I can do is keep my head down and…

Sunday Mise en Place (Feb. 5 to 11, ‘018)

Welcome back to the Mise en Place on this first Sunday of the 2018 Winter Olympics. I am a big Olympics fan, especially the winter events mostly because of hockey. I’m still choked that there is no NHL players at the Olympics and as such will be boycotting watching any NHL over the next few…