January in Pop Culture History

Observances: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Healthy Weight Awareness Month Oatmeal Month National Soup Month National Non-Smoking Week (3rd Full Week) International Fetish Day (3rd Friday) Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday) National Seed Swap Day (Last Saturday) Polar Bear Swim Day (Jan. 1) Happy Mew Year for Cats Day (Jan. 2) National Science Fiction Day (Jan….

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…

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…

Sunday Mise en Place (May 14 to 20, ‘018)

I have to apologize to winter for any complaining as I did during those frozen months. I would much prefer to be ice cold than hot and sweaty. Things have been getting nice quickly around here, and I can’t stand it. When it’s cold at least, you can warm up with layers and get indoors….

Sunday Mise en Place (Apr. 30 to May 6, ‘018)

Happy Sunday everybody! Again, I have spent this week heavily looking for contracts and gigs. So, if anybody is in need of a freelance writer who can write just about anything, I’m your guy, hit me up. I am hoping to pump out this Mise en Place quickly this morning so that the family and…

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,…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Kick-Off

Well, it is that time of year again.  Thousands upon thousands of nerds will be flocking together in my hometown to celebrate comics, pop culture, and basically anything geeky.  Over the next four days, there will be stars, creators, and paraphernalia of all sorts to see in Western Canada’s largest nerd fest. Do I sound…

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 (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…