November in Pop Culture History

Observances: Academic Writing Month Annual Family Reunion Planning Month Movember Fun With Fondue Month Transgender Awareness Month Native American Heritage Month Epilepsy Awareness Month Blog Posting Month NaNoWriMo National Pomegranate Month Impaired Driving Prevention Month Men Make Dinner Day (First Thursday) Daylight Savings Time Ends (First Sunday) World Quality Day (Second Thursday) Barack Obama Day…

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…

May in Pop Culture History

Observances: Better Hearing and Speech Month National Electrical Safety Month New Zealand Music Month National Pet Month National Smile Month National ALS Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month National Moving Month National Burger Month National Golf Month National Innovators Month National Teacher Appreciation Week (First Full Week) Bike Week (Second Week) National Hurricane Preparedness Week…

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo: Day Two

On Thursday the Expo was open for just a few short hours. It was kind of a soft opening, meaning Friday things truly got moving. It was also a bit of a glimpse at how busy this show will be on Saturday- which is certain to be the busiest day. Two days down, and I…

5 Must See Movies in May ‘018

As today marks the official world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War who really cares what is coming out next month?  Well, too bad.  The biggest movie of the decade is bound to overshadow a few films this year, and it looks like Hollywood has given the Marvel masterpiece a couple weeks of breathing room.  However,…

2017 Green Onion Awards

Welcome to the second annual Green Onion Awards! Also known as The Onions! Recipients of these awards neither care nor know that they won but, that won’t stop me. The Onions are prestigious in my mind. The votes (my vote) are in for the best of 2017, and it is time to announce the year’s…

Must See Movies in 2018

Whether you felt that 2017 was full of disappointing films, or it was a great year, there is no denying that this next year will have some treats in store. Long-awaited sequels, major stand-alones, and the culmination of significant franchises, it is all happening in the next twelve months. Here is a quick list of…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 11 to 17, ‘017)

The 17th already! It feels like the end of the year sneaks up faster the older you get. As a blogger, it moves even faster after breaking down every week. This is the 50th Mise en Place of the year! Crazy. 2018 may be fast approaching but, there is still lots happening and plenty coming…

5 Must See December ‘017 Movies

As I said last December in the ‘016 round-up, nothing good ever happens in December. You know, other than Christmas and many of the biggest box office releases of all time. This year is no different, as we all have been long awaiting the release of the next instalment from the world’s greatest franchise. Jumanji….

Sunday Mush en Claws (Oct. 23 to 29, ‘017)

Happy Halloween weekend! The most frightening part of a Tuesday Halloween as a parent is Wednesday. Sending children to school with a candy hangover feels like torture. Welcome to the Sunday Mush en Claws, a terrible spooky pun for the Sunday Mise en Place. A weekly series where I talk about last week, because I…