A new traffic worry this summer in Oak Park, Il

I see that parents are letting their kids run the streets in Oak Park, Il which is nice to have that luxury but unfortunately, these kids are Not paying attention to the world around them. As I drove down East avenue, I literally had to drive 7 mph as two young girls under the age of 10 rode their bikes in the street. I should state that they were trying to ride their bikes. They were riding those bikes really shitty, like they could not maintain their balance on those bikes.

I really did not want to end up on the news rolling over two kids because they were riding their bikes like a bunch of fucking winos. We all know it would end being these “poor children” who had no parents around to Instruct them probably on the rules of the road or how important it is to pay attention to the vehicles on the road with them. And the Driver is some evil person that is destroying some “white washed world” with the morals of a serial killer. Please.

And it wasn’t like these Little girls were alone in riding in the middle of the street, yes not the bike lane, middle of the road. There was a family of four that Did the same, around Washington Avenue and Ridgeland. Then a couple more girls riding bikes on Harvey all just free and riding through I saw the last group almost got hit by a UPS truck. It shook them up but hey what can you do I am not their parent. I did shrug my Shoulders as I drove by them, still shocked in disbelief.

If parents cannot teach their kids the ways of the world, the world will, and its Harsh and a bitch. Never mind I am forgetting an important point there were only a few people on the road so I anything happened. Not that many witnesses to see anything happen or call for help. And all the drivers were aggressive as fuck so who knows what state of mind they are in.

Oh, and let’s not forget the pedophiles out there, and you got these kids out there unsupervised. Smh. I guess if their parents don’t Care I care just as much. All I know this has become another issue that I have to bother friends and family about when they travel to visit me. As if construction on Harlem and Chicago is not bad enough or the choking small two (parallel) lanes that haunt the travelers of Oak Park now drivers you have this extra traffic problem for the summer as well. Good luck.

Goodbye Defiant Comics

It’s a shame that as I wrote here before that one of my nephew and nieces comic book stores (Defiant Comics) was in dire straits in nearby Forest park, IL. At least I wrote about it and hoped that people in the comic book community went in to patronage this beautiful crazy place at least once as a result. Something that Forest park, il nor Oak Park, il tries to do is to actively promote the businesses in the area and I tried to at least via this blog.

Which considering Oak Park, Il champions Hemingway as a hero that they would be a village behind a good book store, a book store that leans towards younger readers, you know to encourage learning in the youngsters even if it’s in a close neighboring burb, I mean they do so for river forest why not for defiant comics in forest park, Il?

But no, alas it was defiant comics last day was on December 31st, another victim of 2016, closed forever. I will seriously miss my side discussions with big d and Brian there, but I wish that both communities would have assisted this little business thrive so this would not happen. Well, the area shitty as it is it just became a whole lot shitter, like brown solid dog turds to green dog diarrhea, if you need an example, due to their loss.

I hope the best for them in their future endeavors and to Oak Park, il/Forest Park, Il that know relies on a hole in the wall library on one side (forest park) and a gun totting wild west library on the other side (Oak Park, Il) good luck trying to stimulate your kids learning like this gem, defiant comics did, and fuck you for not recognizing its greatness and significance to the community that now sorely needs it!

P.S.: now we have one less (major) reason why not to shop in either forest park, Il or oak park, Il that is the only “silver lining” here. Take my dollars fucking elsewhere.

Oak Park, IL blog related: 9 Free Craft eBooks For the Holidays

9 Free Craft eBooks For the Holidays

I found a new way to keep my other young niece and nephew busy while everyone parties on Christmas day, I think I will download one of these books and get some of the supplies needed to complete some of the projects listed in one of these nine Craft E-books. And let them craft away.

I hate when kids get in the way of my drink during the holidays its family as why the reason I need it so, let me cut down on some of my stress and give them something to do.

This is the hyperlink that makes it all possible: http://tiphero.com/9-free-craft-ebooks-for-the-holidays/

Happy Halloween in Oak Park, IL

Happy Halloween everyone! Here in Oak Park, IL you actually get to see some of the neighbors around here be good Christian folk and give out candy to the kids! I must admit I went trick or treating but I took my nieces and nephew as cover! LOL And that last year ‘s Halloween I got me some candy (doing a happy dance) of course you got the idiots who don’t give out candy and they are the ones I mention here on the blog. Just a bunch of crazy dried up old turds being assholes when there is no need to be ruining what is a good time for kids in the neighborhood.

But if you are in Oak Park, Il come out and spread the joy of Halloween if you don’t want to do it do it for the kids at least or those who are trying to enjoy it themselves. At least have a bag or two of candy, Geez don’t lock up your place like Fort Knox and cut off the lights while not turning down the television, we still know you are home! I just hope all these so-called bastions of society, good moral people of Oak Park, IL will at least act like what they say they are. Oak Park, Il professes that it has this giving liberal bohemian spirit until something Halloween happens and they have to put up and shut up. But that’s Halloween in Oak Park, IL oh well enjoy the day people.

Oak Park, Il likes to tell you how to run your Halloween…

Oak Park, Il is going to “suggest” how you run your Halloween at this site:

http://www.oak-park.us/our-community/special-events/halloween-oak-park

Like it is a special event THEY are throwing or came up with, -how delusional hell I am doing what I want I am going to give out candy from 6am to 1am if necessary. I as always will start decorating wayyyyy early (September) and tell any neighbors who have a problem with to kiss it.

Although these are some great tips on this site for kids, what is with the whole “Stay within your neighborhood and visit only homes you know…” what fun is that? How are the kids expected to get any candy, especially if only one house is giving out candy on their block? I guess they are just screwed then.

Since they are suggesting so much, how about spending some of the money they take for parking passes buy some candy and have “trick or treat safe zones” where they give kids free freaking candy, how about that? Controlling freaks and Filthy stinking hippies such a bad combination especially when it comes to organizing a great holiday like Halloween. I would take Oak Park, Il’s suggestions with a grain of salt since they try to tax the shit out of residents anyway and do what you want on Halloween and party like its… Halloween.

Fu(king Rude kids stepping on my feet in Oak Park, IL

I see that there is a spike in crime around Oak Park, IL so I wonder why do parents let their kids walk around without teaching them to focus their attention upon their environment instead of their I-pad or I-phone? God, I sound like my father! But you have seen tons of these kids just walking down the street, oblivious to the world around them. I drive down the street and these kids are simply walking across the street nearly getting hit because they (and the driver) are not paying attention.

In a time when grown adults are getting beaten for their electronics on the Blue Line “L” you would think the parent of Oak Park, IL would tell their kids a thing or two about the world. There is no need to racially profile because color is not equal to the deciding if an individual is a criminal or not. Just a couple of minutes of telling these kids that they need to pay attention as they walk down the street, so that their kids do not become a statistic.

I had one kid walk straight down the street towards me, I walked a little left so did they, walked right they walked right, all the while looking down into their I-phone. Of course ,they nearly walked into me, as if they saw me for the first time, my first thought was if this was a scene out of a movie I probably just got pickpocketed! But no alas they did not even know I was there. I have seen kids walk down the street with their parents having to tell them to look up or pay attention.

I have even been stepped on by a little teenager in the Walgreens on Lake street because the little girl was skyping on her phone, I mean come on! I know it’s your status “symbol” but there is no need to: 1. Step on me, 2. Be skyping about your private conversation in a public place loudly, 3. Step on me 4. Not pay attention to your immediate environment and 5. Step on me! Now, I am all about social media but I do not want to get a beat down because I was that easy a target, or that I made the device that enticing to some nutcase.

Now yes, you should be able to walk down the street without worrying, in theory, but with the way Chicago has become crime central, who has nine lives to put that theory to the test? Parents in the area need to tell their kids to put their devices away and pay attention especially to people who are just walking down the street or are walking down the same aisle in the store as they are. I doubt this would happen because the residents, the parents of these special mini-mes are drinking the Kool-Aid Oak Park, IL is serving.

Believing that this is one of the safest places in the area and probably the world is not reality nor does it not help these young’uns to enter the real world. All this acceptance of false safety, acceptance of public display of one’s wealth or withdrawal from the rest of one’s immediate environment just leads to increased chance for their children to become a crime statistic. At the end of the day, I hope these kids learn their lesson the easy way, instead of the hard way, and quit stepping on my ass.

Am I alone seeing the kids of Oak Park, Il walking around focusing on nothing but the electronic device (I-phone, phone, I -pad, etc.,)? Have you been stepped on or ran into but these little omniscient gnomes of travel?