Happy St Patty’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Fun fact: “The north White House fountain has been dyed green for Saint Patrick’s Day every year since 2009…” (Wikipedia)

I am going to the St Pat’s day parade downtown (in Chicago), with the dyed green river, alcohol fueled idiots and cold ass weather. Sooo it should be fun! LMAO I will take the Blue line down there because driving would just be a shitshow in fact I found an article on Curbed Chicago that even stated not to take an Uber or Lyft because driving will be a nightmare.

I have the place decorated in green and some green river soda to go with my weekend’s corned beef and cabbage meaning I will be very happy motherfucker this weekend. No matter how cold it gets! Happy St Patty’s day!

Here are the articles I reference or mentioned in the blog:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day_in_the_United_States

https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/3/8/18256130/st-patricks-day-2019-river-parade-downtown-south-side

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-chicago-river-green-dye-st-patricks-day-20150312-htmlstory.html?fbclid=IwAR1aiH46k12KdOTLr159ptspcreVK1nU4l7nB8caQh17OuiLhgcXQI1cJ7w

Oak Park, IL related: Forest Park, IL part 1

When you go through Forest Park to get or from Oak Park, IL you enter another type of bland hell. Besides the McDonald’s that is excellent there, Smokin Ms and what was once Defiant comics. There are no real stops, awesome places to hang out in Forest Park (like Oak Park, IL), unless you like cemeteries. There is a fun fact about one of the cemeteries there but that’s for Halloween.

Anyway, I simply drive thru this little shit hole, I lived there for about a year and a half or so I know what I am talking about. You could probably transport dead hookers on the roof of your car at night and you wouldn’t bump into anyone. The town is very quiet, as in dead. Only the cops there are active since they have very little to do. Therefore, you have cops stationing cars at the 7-eleven at Roosevelt Avenue and Des Plaines Avenue and the bank on Roosevelt Avenue and Circle Avenue.

Then you have them just riding around making cop traps waiting for people to do a California roll through stop signs or drivers doing 2mph over the speed limit. Mind you it is not that big a town. The town of forest park is just that, a bunch of bored cops, no engaging nightlife, and another town with nothing cool to do. In one word: Boring. (Did I mention a robust elderly population?) Oh, it also has the CTA Blue Line stop and a ghetto ass Walmart if that’s your idea of fun or excitement, then cool Forest Park is for you. But for me, I will wait about another 50 years.

No lights in Oak Park, Il at night

I don’t think that many people really think about walking around Oak Park, Il at night. I believe they think that the less lighting that is provided, that is a deterrent to crime and everything else. Therefore if you want live life, and do more than just exist on a daily basis you should have a preplanned route from where you park or use public transportation from to your apartment or house.

The lack of lighting in oak park, IL in residential areas, is alarming, and if you move into the area you should take note that you could be taking a chance by going out at night. I think that the trips at night I take to downtown Chicago I feel safer there than on the blue line (no shit) or walking through Oak Park, Il at night.

The last part of the trip to the apartment for me, is the most nerve wrecking, walking through the dark on an empty street with very little traffic. Though it may not be rationale it is a well-grounded fear, one that has been proven time and time again to be well founded. Therefore, if you are a single woman that has an active social life, that leads to at night adventures moving to Oak Park, Il will take more added planning than you think.

Crime on the Blue Line is a Headache for travel in Oak Park, IL especially with the World Series on the way!

Just as you thought it was alright to ride the blue line CTA trains again from Oak Park, IL to downtown Chicago, now another crime spree:

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161015/garfield-park/blue-line-train-thieves-beat-victims-before-robbing-them-police-say

I know first thing you will say is that “hey that’s Chicago not Oak Park, IL but considering that the Blue line runs through Oak Park, IL at least three times you should be worried about such a criminal element coming to Oak Park, IL. If they have access to the blue line it would be foolish to believe that they would stay upon that train within the Chicago metro area waiting to be caught. Although I am saying “they: and “them” we are dealing with criminals obviously that are very violent you will beat the shit out of you while robbing you.

The imaginary boundary that exists in Oak Park, Il will not protect it or its residents like this from crime spreading here nor will safeguard residents going into the city. We cannot just look the other way we have to be diligent when going into the city and around the areas near the blue line stops here in Oak Park, Il. I say that because criminals usually try to stay very close to their avenues of transport or escape so if they migrate to Oak Park, Il for a change of venue then all the delusional hippies might get knocked in the head for their money or some idiot kids walking while paying attention to their phones could get those items stolen easily.

When one thinks of this type of possibility you can easily get nervous or even overreact but again all that is needed is to be alert and realize that you are in the real world even though you are in Oak Park, IL. Don’t fool yourself and keep alert this may f up your drinking plans for the World series but it is better safe than sorry.