Oak Park, IL -Fourth of July: Best place for actual fireworks in this area is in Berwyn, not Oak Park, Il

Oh Man, I as I said in a previous post I hope Oak Park, Il had a better fourth of July parade. Mainly when you think of Fourth of July you think of “fireworks” that is not in the competencies of Oak Park, IL. The video I posted on youtube.com should show it is great for kids and that is about it. Not for drivers, adults (well maybe pedo bears) but not the explosiveness display most people like to see. Well, I did not go this year because of that, in fact, I went to my friend Sarah’s place in Berwyn, because Berwyn, Il has fireworks!

We were on the rooftop of her apartment building watching a clear view of the fireworks from Morton High School on Harlem Ave. I think she took video stingy ass. I was getting lit and trying not to fall off the damn roof. But it was a better alternative than running all the way to downtown Chicago or being with a ton of kids and pedos trying to get my drink on.

Therefore if you want to see a really Fourth of July celebration and see fireworks but do not want to get shot in Chi-Iraq I recommend this avenue of celebration INSTEAD of the one in Oak Park, IL if you are of the grown-up variety, Got kids though? stay in Oak Park, IL

Please note: I do know Oak Park, IL has fireworks at their high school as well, but I am factoring in also the times that were given: 7 pm (Berwyn) vs dusk-ish (Oak Park, IL); then adding the factors of traffic and transportation and things to do in that area afterwards. Oak Park, Il is really lacking in those areas I have mentioned in the latter.

Gay Pride Parade Chicago (2017) was awesome but no pics :(

Went to the Gay Pride Chicago parade I had a good time, however, no usable pictures because every time I tried to take a picture I got flashed! No, not by just the ladies but guys as well. LOL, Therefore I had a good time but had to decide quickly that I was not going to keeping taking pictures of private parts that would mostly get me in trouble online if I posted them. I am still going through them to see if my friend Sarah who went with me took any good ones, but I doubt it because they were flashing her too! HA!

Although it was a good time, it still put across the point of celebrating another community within our equally diverse area. That is still dealing with their fight for rights, that will still show up and be determined to be seen and heard. But in the meanwhile, will still have a good time no matter what. Like I said hopefully, I can get some usable pictures off the phone, but if not I will just wait for next year.

PS: It was great to be in my old stomping grounds again, Lakeview, I sorely miss it. I think I would give up this one bedroom shitty “vintage” apartment in Oak Park, IL for a studio any day! I miss the shops (I will not lie), the nightlife and most importantly the overwhelming diversity and acceptance of individuals from all walks of life in the area. Something Oak Park, IL as liberal as they want to say they are, can never be.

Getting lit in Oak Park, IL because there ain’t nothing else for grownups to do pt 1

So I am looking at recipes for mixed drinks for when I have people over or when I need to take something over to a friend’s place. I have been searching online instead of doing the job, eh. These are some of the candidates I found so far:

Sperm LOL I just love the name!

http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/301379/cocktail-sperm.html

French kiss it’s a girl thing sorry: http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/103191/cocktail-french-kiss.html

This is a drink that most guys would probably like to shout the name and link other idiotic names too:

http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/400174/cocktail-pink-panty-dropper.html

Another drink that I think everything would get a kick out of talking about:

http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/100114/cocktail-after-sex.html

A drink aptly named for what I have said to a number of exes, Motherfuckers:

http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/100100/cocktail-adios-motherfucker.html

Happy Songkran!

Happy Songkran to all the OP peeps in Thailand! This is the beginning of the new solar year filled with parties and celebrations that include splashing others in water as a blessing. This also includes visiting temples but it also includes parties and water fights with water pistols, water balloons, etc., nationwide.

It is important to note that this symbolic holiday also involves the pouring of water on the heads of Buddha statues as a means to purify one’s self from their sins and bad luck. So it is not just party all the time! Plus the different regions of Thailand have various ways of further celebrating this holiday, by either using “firecrackers to repel bad luck” (North) to “avoid spending money” (South) either way this holiday is rich in fun and tradition.

So Happy Songkran!

Here is the link talking about Songkran:

http://songkranday.com/songkran-water-festival-in-thailand-2017-tips-for-visitors/

Oak Park, IL is just shitty compared to other burbs

After the shit on Friday, I was like I will hang with my friend Sarah on the weekend and I was like in heaven, it was nice out and very quiet in her area. Now I see why Svengoolie always says “Berwyn” people are not up your ass being noisy and wanting to tell you what to do. The big plus also there is that I saw maybe one person walking their dog in a 5 block radius, wherein Oak Park, Il you cannot even go outside into the courtyard to see a dog and its owner. Oh also to step in dog shit.

The neighbors are quiet in her apartment building, I would characterize their behavior as if almost like they were trying to avoid contact with other people. We took out the garbage went to a local bar, okay, okay, two local bars “persuasion” and another one (too lit sorry). We picked up some White Castles after we got wasted and it tasted like mana from God, it was so good. It was crazy because there were businesses that were open past 10 pm!

Like for adults to actually go and hang out, unlike Oak Park, IL where the commercial businesses are aimed towards kids and retirees. I think the only issues was the town-wide 25 mph speed limit because as you know going through Oak Park, IL even in daylight is boring as fuck, so most of the time you like to speed through to get that drive and life experience over with.

In fact, to get a White Castle to steady the mixed drinks we were getting when we were drinking at my place in Oak Park, IL (because they are no real hangouts after 10 pm) we would have to travel through Most of Oak Park, IL, River Forest and part of Melrose Park, Il to get a few freaking burgers. Therefore, comparing Berwyn, IL (made famous by the Wayne’s World movie) to Oak Park, IL is comparing Apples to Cranberries for fun stuff to do if you are between 20 to 60 years old.

Hell, I know 68 years olds who like to get a great hot cheeseburger at 11 pm at night, so yes, Oak Park, Il is lame as shit. Rent elsewhere, own property elsewhere, party elsewhere just do everything elsewhere, like getting laid; Oak Park, Il is just shitty.

Happy Valentines Day from Oak Park, Il blog

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Oak Park, IL blog! I hope you have a great day with your significant other or others, side chicks, side dudes, whatever…

Already celebrated with my boo boo on the 11th Saturday because as soon as it gets nice out the idiots in Oak Park, IL come out to play, it was nice on Sunday so I do not want to chance dealing with the stupidity of Oak Park, Il today!

I have not seen that many places have a Valentine’s Day special for couples or anything around here and that is why I, thankfully headed out of Oak Park, Il to celebrate. Had a Steak at Long Horn’s steakhouse in Berwyn, IL with a Sweet Baked Potato it was tasty and non-eventful because I went wayyyyyyy early.

Therefore, I came back home in less idiotic traffic! So have a happy day and try to have a nice time i.e.: avoid Oak Park, IL

Valentine’s Day around the corner and there’s nothing to do in Oak Park, Il

Well, since there isn’t anything really about Valentine’s day around Oak Park, IL I looked up the History Channel’s take on the holiday so that hopefully you guys can come up with something for your loved one. You can print up hearts and cut them out, laminate and make decorations that way. Also, you can try P-interest to see if there any self-made decorations or gifts you can make if you are on a budget or just show some effort to the person you are giving the shit too.

Here is the History of Valentine’s Day as presented by the History Channel: http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day

Here is the link to a P-interest search for Valentines Day’s crafts:

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/valentine-day-crafts/

Better Homes and Garden’s Homemade Valentine’s Day crafts:

http://www.bhg.com/holidays/valentines-day/cards/make-your-own-valentines-day-gifts/

Better Homes and Garden’s Homemade Valentine’s Day homemade coupons:

http://www.bhg.com/holidays/valentines-day/cards/valentines-day-coupons-downloads/

I hope this saves your ass because of the lack of Valentine’s day shit here in Oak Park, IL have a good one!

Happy “National Freedom Day!”

Happy Black History Month! Although that this, is of course, the shortest month of the year (don’t get Ma Pro started) it is a time to celebrate African American culture here in the United States. Today is actually “National Freedom Day” the day that President Lincoln started the process that ended slavery in the United States, later ended by 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Congress created a resolution that made today National Freedom Day in 1947 and President Truman made it law in June of 1948.

Meaning that even though President Lincoln made Slavery illegal it took many years and decades to have this basic tenet that every person is free in our Country to be recognized. Even though there are still tons of racism, being played out everywhere in our country and even in places like Oak Park, IL there is still hope. By recognizing that freedom is for everyone on a day like today we acknowledge that everyone should be treated equal and be given an equal footing until every man, woman, and child is on an equal footing we got a long way to go.

Here are some more sites that gives you more information regarding “National Freedom Day” I hope you enjoy the information, and happy reading!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-freedom-day

http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/national-freedom-day-when-meaning-abraham-lincoln-black-history-month-13th-amendment/

Happy Holiday! Happy Martin Luther King Jr day!

Happy Holiday! Happy Martin Luther King Jr day!

This is, of course, a great day because most of us have it off, but it’s also a great time to celebrate diversity in our area and our country. Even though places like Oak Park, Il like to say they are diverse and steer most of the minorities in Oak Park, Il to live near the Austin border, we can still keep the dream alive and fight these type of mindsets by keep speaking out and keep fighting against overt and covert racist practices such as the one I have aforementioned.

You do not necessary have to be black to actually reap the benefits from MLK jr’s sacrifice either because of his stance we have better ideas about cultural understanding and intelligence this helps us practically in everyday life, as a people, as a country, a global power and as a single race of humanity. As we become more cultural intertwined we are able to overcome our differences and the ignorance that is out there, this is not some liberal fantasy, or cuck erotic story, just plain common sense.

We are all on this planet together so we might as well get along, and for those who wish to practice overt and covert racism whenever they want, (how do I say this eloquently?) can …. suck a big long one. Enjoy one another and let the old haters sit in their corners and bitch. Remember the man, take a stand, and enjoy your MLK jr. day in the memory of this great man.

Peace and Chicken grease.

Happy New Year’s Eve from the Oak park, Il blog!

Just want to give you a Happy New Year’s really quick did you know that it was actually Julius Caesar who established made New Year occur on January 1st? There are of course other countries that celebrate the holiday but they all celebrate it in different ways. These are some links that show you the many different ways New year’s is celebrated:

I think this information is great if you think about traveling to another country around New year’s and want to know how other countries celebrate the holiday and so that you do not look like an “ugly American” ! You could probably also take some of the ways other cultures celebrate the holiday and integrate it into your holiday celebrations or even your Holiday party.