CNN: What’s your Halloween IQ? Oak Park, IL related

CNN: What’s your Halloween IQ? Oak Park, IL related http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/10/living/quiz-halloween-trivia/

Here is a cool way to share knowledge of Halloween and have some fun with maybe a Q&A session at your Halloween Party In Oak Park, IL!

Real Ghost Stories: The Curse of Doll Island -Oak Park, IL related

Real Ghost Stories: The Curse of Doll Island -Oak Park, IL related

http://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/the-island-of-the-dolls/

In the canals of Xochimilco, there’s an island covered in mutilated and dismembered dolls. The island is said to be haunted by the spirit of a girl who died in the canals. Enter if you dare.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNEFsd0vgcA

Halloween-Oak Park, IL related This could be used for maybe an interactive of video display that you can play for your upcoming Halloween Party!

Generic Halloween wallpaper collection on Google Plus (Vampire, Ghost, Pumpkin)

I have made a new Halloween wallpaper collection its generic as all heck but it’s something younger kids might like. Nothing too scary nothing to violent just flat 2d images of a Vampire, Ghost and pumpkin/ghoul. I have saved it for easy downloading on Google Plus (collections). I made it into three different posts to separate the groups, making downloading for all the youngsters as easy as possible. Just don’t let them read all the other crazy stuff on here okay? LOL

Here is the link:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kP2GUE

Halloween Idea #417 for Oak Park, Il “fun”

I also found for you pumpkin carving mother fucker’s stencils for each of your zodiac signs. I thought this was interesting if you are having one of those longer (time-consuming) parties with friends and wanted to do something unique or just wanted to add some flair to a tedious but traditional Halloween activity. Just have a pinterest account and a printer to get the stencils for these designs, plus the usual pumpkin carving equipment and viola!

Here is the link:

http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/fun-at-home/a8876/pumpkin-carving-designs/

More drinks please! If you are having a strictly adult Halloween party I recommend looking at this article that has beautiful pictures and recipes of 15 different drinks that can be Halloween related to mix and serve to your guests. Ahh, do you feel the buzz kicking in just looking at these pictures? Again, just have a pinterest account and a printer for these recipes so that you can make your own “drink book” for easy reference as you make your guests individual or just making a big ass punch for a large group of people.

Here is the link:

http://www.elledecor.com/life-culture/food-drink/g3159/halloween-cocktails/

This article gives you 5 easy ways to decorate your space for Halloween and entertain your guests as well, it is a very brief article and looking at the ideas listed it my just take only a few bucks to pull all of them off. Also the good thing about it is that it may engage any young ones that are in your hair while you are making the drinks I listed above. Keep the brats busy!

Here is the link:

https://www.supersavvyme.co.uk/family-life/fun-activities/article/5-spooky-halloween-ideas

Halloween projects for the kids

So to keep my niece and nephew busy this Halloween (I am not sure if the older niece would partake) I found some more crafty stuff to have them do while they are in my presence so that I am not running the streets with two kids not my own! The great thing was that I got it from an email by World Market (yeah, I am one of those a-holes!).

This is the original article link right here:

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/tag/kids-halloween/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wk29_halloweenshop&utm_source=wmblog&CAMP=211701&RRID=9007223

However, to make it more savor and easier to pick from I divided the projects down from the original article to their separate links to make it easier to read and print off the instructions at work, because that is what we are all going to do anyway! Hopefully you and the kids you have to entertain find something enjoyable to do and keep them off streets and occupied after a long day of trick or treating.

These are the individual project links with the descriptions as headings:

HOW TO HALLOWEEN: WITCH’S POTION PLATTER RECIPES

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/recipe/halloween-potion-platter-recipes/

HOW TO HALLOWEEN: BREADSTICK SNAKES RECIPE

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/recipe/halloween-breadstick-snakes-recipe/

HOW TO HALLOWEEN: CAULDRON CAKE RECIPE

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/recipe/halloween_cauldron_cake_recipe/

HOW TO HALLOWEEN: DOUBLE TROUBLE BUBBLE JUICE RECIPE

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/recipe/halloween-bubble-juice-recipe/

Halloween Idea #416 for Oak Park, Il “fun”

I found another cool thing for Halloween parties this is a Blood Orange cocktail great for ADULT parties (I had to put that disclaimer in there) drinks a plenty bitches! This is a great way to disguise the adult drinks from the kids you might have at your Halloween party and just strange enough to deterring that one punk ass kid from sneaking around trying get a sip.

Here is the link:

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/recipe/blood-orange-cocktail-recipe/

I also found another list (on Imgur IKR?) of great horror films so if you are throwing a party on Halloween or just staying in, this list is great for entertainment ideas for that night. Most of these movies you should already know but a refresh is always good especially if you are trying to put a party and the entertainment together at the last minute.

Here is the link:

https://imgur.com/gallery/1npWU

To create that fog effect as simply as possible I found directions online through a company in the area that creates dry ice, just not that it is very crazy ass to handle, upon that you must store it properly because dry ice is just carbon dioxide gas frozen. Therefore, if you like to live and breathe storage of the product must be taken seriously if I do go through the dry ice/fog idea I will probably store it on the back porch of the apartment.

Here is the link:

http://dryiceinfo.com/fog.htm

Updated Oak Park, IL blog picture collections on Google Plus

So I posted a couple of pictures from my visit to my old stomping grounds, I had to take the pictures in the go. Tons of addicts, and people who were looking at me like I was crazy for trying to take a picture of some of the buildings in the area. I posted it in its own collection for these pictures on google plus here: I also took some pictures of oak park, Il and placed them in the various pictures of oak park, Il for your viewing pleasure. Here is the links to the collections.

Trip to Lakeview and the surrounding area:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/AuxzTE

More to Oak Park, IL:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YFJ0kB

Oak Park: Green Mental Health bracelets

I was watching another afternoon NBC Channel Five news report about how people were adding positive aspects to Oak Park, IL this one was about how to identify those with Mental Health issues with green bracelets. Now, I am the first to be on the fence regarding this because it does invade the privacy of the individual with mental health problems plus their family and friends as well. However, at the same time how many times have you heard of a news report about police harming or shooting individuals that attacked them, and that individual had mental health issues? These bracelets may be a red flag that these individuals are suffering from mental health problems which can save their lives and others if their mental situation deteriorates, but it can also unfairly mark them for discrimination.

At this point police departments are willing to try and offer this solution to help stem any future tragedies is a great idea. Until there are factual cases of discrimination or better ways to identify and help these individuals then these mental health bracelets are the best thing since slice bread for all parties involved. In Chicago to be a Police Officer only 60 College credits are needed, therefore the highest needed for law enforcement work is an Associates or a Bachelor’s degree. You will not get a legal licensed Psychologist for a Cop to arrive at a scene (a call) if someone with Mental Health issues is involved and at least the green bracelet with help officers in Oak Park, IL to identify this an issue and be able to request the right (licensed) person to help.

The only other solution is to require Police Officers to undergo at least 20 more hours of Psychology classes that cover mental health issues and other patterns of human behavior that they may encounter at the job. That is very doubtful, due to the costs involved for the schooling either paid by the officers or the local governments and then add all the time needed to learn all that material in the end it may not seem that logical to enforce such a requirement. In other words the green bracelets foregoes the need for extra intensive training for the officers saves money for the local governments and allows everyone to be protected physically and legally in the end.

 

This is the video article that talks about the Green Mental Health bracelets and the police officers who thought of the idea and made it possible:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/oak-park-mental-health-bracelets-448567743.html

This is the original article that talked about the Green Mental health bracelets:

https://patch.com/illinois/oakpark/id-bracelets-mental-health-safety-awareness-oak-park

What a weekend..

Holy crap the whole Cubs season has been a rollercoaster, the end of the season, I thought there would be a great chance for a repeat, but only to have it end in a spanking that I did not enjoy, ugh. That was on Diwali (Hindi holiday), Friday so I was then pulling for the Yankees to pull it out only to be disappointed on that front, so now I am recovering from this weekend of disappointment. At least it was a happy day for those of you celebrating Diwali especially in India!

Okay, I wanted a freeze drink, to get me over the Cubs loss, I asked for it in the taco bell drive thru around 11pm in Berwyn where I went to see the Cubs game at a local sports bar. However, was told the freeze machine was “down” I went back the NEXT day (to go see the Yankees game). All of the sudden the freeze machine was working, in less than 24 hours???? What bullshit. I wanted to tell that bitch off so bad but I wanted the 10 tacos I order too! LOL

I have the last classes coming up starting Monday (today) what a pain but hopefully I can get done with it. The change in programs or the umbrella it was under has stressed me out to the ninth degree so I am just trying to complete it before they change it again and add more requirements. This is some Dumb ass secondary education bullshit only at the Postgraduate/graduate level what a wonderfuck but I am happy to get it over it so I am not as “nailed down” here due to educational constraints.

Oak Park, IL blog related: 13 Halloween Superstitions & Traditions Explained

This article gives you a quick click to click run down about all the Halloween related traditions and superstitious we have still today. Like the Black Cat mythology, myths about spiders, bats to the Witch’s broomstick when you read the brief explanations you will increase your knowledge of the holiday and probably laugh at yourself because you probably believe one or two of these superstitions.

Anyway, this information will be great for story telling at a Halloween party of maybe assist in the decorations making for the old Halloween residence the less it looks like Oak Park, Il the better!

Here is the link to the article that explains the most common Superstitions & Traditions:

http://www.livescience.com/16677-halloween-superstitions-traditions.html