Holiday traffic in Oak Park, IL

Ah Oak Park, Il traffic I see you getting worse as the snow creeps in and the holiday season is almost upon us. Like a horror movie, (the fog maybe?) the evils are rolling in and destroying everything in its path. I go downtown Chicago and the traffic there is more manageable than what is in Oak Park, IL.

You would think that the village leaders would get about as fed up about the traffic situation as much as the residents do however as I stroll in my car through Oak Park, IL I sincerely doubt it. It is at the point I know and my passengers know when we are in Oak Park, IL by how aggressive my behavior gets when I am driving through it. I am told that I get bright red in the face as I enter Oak Park, IL lol.

I do not think my behavior will get better as the holidays roll around, so I cancelled all holiday celebration plans because I do not want the extra stress of navigating this ignorant suburb.

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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!

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.

Halloween Related: Classic Movie Monsters Quiz

It’s Another season of lame in Oak Park, IL so to celebrate Halloween, have some fun and get everyone in the spirit enjoy this Halloween-related trivia called The Classic Movie Monsters Quiz. Great to get you and your guests in The Halloween season before or during a Halloween party.

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/classic-movie-monsters-quiz.htm?mkcpgn=i600006237&sg_uid=IybQGcNFxVwxUHmOqWuH-w%3D%3D

 

Remember Nurse Donna that worked in Oak Park, Il?

Remember my post about Nurse Donna? When I stated that I was trying to find this article about her, that she worked at an Oak Park hospital and she was conducting Free heart screenings for the people on the west side who couldnt afford it. Well, I knew it was mentioned on NBC Channel five as a feature and NBC Five finally posted it:

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/making-a-difference/oak-park-nurse-donna-445497383.html

This video talks about how Donna was honored by the American Heart Association for her work with the residents on the westside. While I kept researching for the video segment I STILL did find anything in the local papers online for Oak Park, IL or the Chicagoland area it is so very disappointing. But at least I found it and was able to let y’all see the video for yourselves, hopefully, someone may volunteer to help Nurse Donna in her efforts.

Halloween Related: The Vault of Horror (1973)

It’s Another season of lame in Oak Park, IL so to celebrate Halloween, have some fun and get everyone in the spirit enjoy this Halloween-related movie called The Vault of Horror made in 1973. Great for background noise, to get you and your guests in The Halloween season before or during a Halloween party

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF4zJuPQKo8

Description: Locked in a vault, five men swap stories of recurring nightmares in this anthology horror film based on the EC Comics series

Halloween Related: Trilogy of Terror II (1996)

It’s Another season of lame in Oak Park, IL so to celebrate Halloween, have some fun and get everyone in the spirit enjoy this Halloween-related movie called Trilogy of Terror II made in 1996. Great for background noise, to get you and your guests in The Halloween season before or during a Halloween party

Description: The same woman (Lysette Anthony) appears in stories about a crime of passion, a demonic spirit and an African death doll