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

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Oak Park, IL blog related: Updating the Yelp Account

I just wanted to say thank you for prodding me my asshole in crime (you know who you are), I was really slacking when it came to a portion of the Oak Park, Il blog and that was the Yelp section or part, where I reviewed the businesses in the Chicagoland area and (of course) write something about it. I go and eat out often, but really do not put pen to paper on my experiences with these businesses, which is a shame because a lot of them are really great with some fuck ups in-between.

Therefore, I got off my high horse or lazy ass and posted some brief reviews on some of the places I have been in the last two months in the Chicago land area, I say “Chicagoland” because of Oak Park, Il in very limited in the offerings they have here for a person like me. You know that likes to try new things and likes to live a little bit. I made two updates to my original posts on the first two organization that’s I have listed below and made eight more “quickies” and had my favorite jerk post them. Because the fucker does NOT sleep, seriously. Plus, I do not know where I did with the password for Yelp but since they are into Organizing I let them handle the easy stuff. HaHa.

These are the ten organizations I have reviewed recently on Yelp some of them we all (in Oak Park, Il) have come in contact with and should know the others I from my old hood in Lakeview and my friend Sarah’s place near Berwyn. I do recommend to you to sign up for Yelp and even if you are not a HUGE writing type of person to sign up for the site and jot down a few words about the places you interact with. This way others can know if they should frequent that establishment or not, plain and simple. Plus, if you had shitty service from an organization do not keep that shit in it is like therapy to go on Yelp and bitch about it or something to that effect. Stress will kill you, get it out and tell the world (even the organization) what is up!

Here is the ten I reviewed recently:

  1. The village of Oak Park
  2. Jerusalem Cafe
  3. Route 66 Beverage
  4. Renaldi’s Pizza Pub
  5. White Castle
  6. Raising Canes
  7. Jewel-Osco
  8. Sugar Fixé Patisserie
  9. Oak Park Regional Housing Center
  10. Bittersweet Pastry Shop

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.

Oak Park, Il is like a pussy

I looked upon Oak Park as the gleaming city upon the hill when, unfortunately, after living there that image became tarnished. There is no shine to it anymore it has become a lackluster turd next to one of Chicago’s worse areas. That has been the victim of neglect, white flight, Corrupt racial politics (on both sides), economic disparities and no city\village planning whatsoever. It has over the years created an Environment that is a personal hell for some, as a personal oasis for others in where the privileged can practice their snootiness and raise their own fragile egos above the masses, and prove their intelligence to at least themselves.

Mind you I am waxing about, or reminiscing about all this in the gynos waiting room, which seems to be appertained when thinking about this village. I believe it is because like a vagina I live near an asshole or a bunch of them, and sometimes living in that area just stinks. Oh, and only when I get something in me, can I have fun while being there. Basically, yup oak park is a woman’s private area and takes about as much maintenance to deal with, either on a Daily or Monthly basis, there is always something that comes up or becomes a messy situation.

Now I lived in a couple or areas gold coast, Lakeview (boys town) before the yuppies took over, Forest park, Richton park to here. All of those times I moved it was because I needed to get closer to a job or specific cause, however Oak Park, il I moved to due to changes In the condo building I was renting in, so I jumped out of the frying pan and into fire, when I came to Oak Park, Il.

Although I bitch I will not take anything away from this experience of living here because it was a real eye opener, I mean shit what if I purchased a Condo here? I would be fucked, and honestly, I am glad the people of oak park, Il has shown their true colors and did so very quickly, it spared me the pain, headache, and bullshit that comes from owning property in Oak Park, Il and be stuck trying to unload it in a weird market.

So I am glad that Oak Park, Il has become that smelly pussy that cannot be overcome by no amount of liquor on a horny Friday night. It’s that type of cooch that one whiff and you want to run away, the least I can do is spare others the same fate as I.

New teacher, new class hopefully more time for teh Oak Park, IL blog

Hopefully, with my new teacher, I will have more time for the Oak Park, Il blog the constant rewrites I had to do for the last class was insane. All I have to say that when I complete the program I am dusting her ass in this blog. That teacher was like the self-important people here in Oak park, Il the world is a positive place so long as it revolves around them and nothing else.

As long as everyone conforms to what they want, for me it was the only time I could escape from Oak Park, Il was when I went drinking recently with my girls in Chicago (Lakeview) or when I go to work. And the latter I am still dealing with whiny bitches who try to force you into a mold of what they believe you should be and nothing else.

So much for America and being American, an individual all that in this village and in that class is not wanted nor required to meet “standards” oh I am so glad to be free and hopefully I will be free of this hellhole too.

Oak Park, IL and its dog poop

Dear diary, today was a banner day, why? Oh because I almost stepped in dog poop today! I am so glad that responsible dog owners clean up after their dogs when they poop human sized turds on the sidewalk. No, the poop was not in the public lawn, on the side of the building. No, it was not picked up with the bags provided for free on the side of the building, by a responsible dog owner. Just left there, for people to step in, and it looks like someone did! Ha!

Listen in Lakeview this is a “no no” amongst the people who live there because they know that leaving dog poop in the middle of the sidewalk like that entices rats and other vermin who like to eat dog poop. Also in Lakeview the sidewalks are narrow very much like Oak Park, IL however there is a lot more space in Oak Park, IL huge lawns and such, for dogs to walk and do their number ones and twos. So why is there poop in the middle of the sidewalk? Why did the owner leave it there? Where the hell is my building management to wash it off the sidewalk (LOL)?

Sorry the building management is useless, but I wish that people would regard their responsibility of owning a dog a little bit more seriously, dogs are like small children they need to be nurtured and taught. If this is how this particular owner is training their dog, I hate to smell how their home smells or see what it looks like. I have walked by some of the apartments in my building through the courtyard and with the windows open I could tell who owns a dog or not because I can smell it more than five feet away.

This type of behavior would have never happened or occur in my household when I was growing up. While owning multiple dogs, things in our house were clean and my pets lived past their life expectancy because we took care of them, their hygiene, as well as our own… No excuses!! Now, I just wonder how many other former dog owners, “non-animal” people or even current dog owners have seen this in Oak Park, IL and have had the same thoughts or shook their heads in disgust? Or maybe they let out a barrage of curse words as they stepped into a pile of dog crap in the little of the sidewalk?

Oak park is like Lakeview but less GQ and more Dog Shit

How I hated Oak Park the people are pretentious, smug and think the world owes them something. They walk their dogs (you cannot fart without hitting someone who owns one) as if they have not showered or thought of the meaning of deodorant. They look at people strangely without looking at their own appearance which resembles someone who just rolled out of bed  without showering or washing their ass. But of course they are better than you and that’s how they look at you without any hesitation of manners or common sense or good judgement. Just that blank judgmental stare when they see someone that does not fit the mold that their world prescribes. The people in Lakeview don’t have this attitude but if they did they would have earned it because they know about showers and they have higher property values and a higher ratio of common sense to justify that attitude.

Then we get to the dog walking I see, neighbors from two blocks away bringing their dogs over to another block so that their dog can shit on someone else’s property. Then you watch them and can play the guessing game of “will they or won’t they pick up their dog’s shit?” Usually, it won’t. If there is an ordinance about cleaning dog poop up in oak park, it is not enforced. There are land mines EVERYWHERE! You may think “just do not step in the grass” nope that doesn’t help because there is dog shit on the sidewalk, in the street, in the alleys, anywhere the owners leave it. And of course, that brings critters not as bad as Lakeview, but it is not just limited to rats sometimes you have to worry about the ravenous raccoon that is eager to fight you for their prized dog shit (left by the aforementioned owner) when you are just trying to walk down the street.

I cannot tell you how bad it is coming home late in Oak Park you might as well, wipe your shoes off at the door and expect to wash the bottoms off with bleach. Because it is highly likely some lazy ass hippie let their dog leave you a surprise on the walkway to your building. It’s not like you can complain to the management company (thanks, Greenplan!) who like everyone else in Oak Park is okay with that nastiness, and leaves it on the city property and courtyards to fester for your viewing pleasure.

Oak Park is that place which looks nice as you are passing by in a car but don’t stop to walk around, you might get shit on your shoe as a result.