Teddy Bear Day is September 9th

September 9th is teddy bear day.

It’s teddy bear motherfuckin day

It’s teddy bear motherfuckin day

It’s teddy bear motherfuckin day

LOL For that day give some one you live a teddy bear! I believe it is just a made-up holiday made by companies that manufacture teddy bears (stuffed animals) to make a buck. Honestly what other day are you buying Teddy bears? Birthdays… check, Valentine’s Day… check, Christmas… check, Sweetest day… check oh also, maybe, on an Anniversary. Therefore, there is a long span of time where the purchases of possible teddy bears may happen.

The explanation for this day, to celebrate one’s childhood is very interesting, and I think, reaching. Although it is a great way as a parent, spouse or significant other to break up the monotony of the year and bring a little fun or romance to month that has only Labor Day as a holiday. Plus, it is a great Segway to the Holiday season, prepping not only us as gift givers but those around us to be thoughtful and creative in the months to come.

September 9th is teddy bear day. SO happy teddy bear day!

For the brief explanation:



Oak Park, IL related: Travelling down Roosevelt to Harlem Avenue from Des Plaines Ave

Whoa so I was running around from get together to get together and it is bad enough I have to travel through Forest Park, IL to get back to Oak Park, IL but now there are extras to make the traffic issues even worse in which suburbs like that aforementioned busy enough but these two added aspects just make it stupid. Traffic issues there are never really addressed but somehow the local governments like to add to the misery of all those who travel in their suburban streets. And somehow the residents of these suburbs just remain silent as unwarranted changes occur all around them. It seems everyone just grumbles about it however when the opportunities to cause change, such as when election season comes about they vote the same way they did before. And in turn giving those idiots in charge a blank check or an arousing “yes” to doing something even more stupid, one wonders when will change occur and what will be enough?

First, of all there is the construction on Roosevelt Avenue from Harlem avenue to Des Plaines Ave, everything is whittled down to a single lane for a while grinding the traffic down to a crawl. All I can really see the construction crews are doing is redoing the sidewalks on each side with new concrete and red decorative bricks. All this bullshit for something that does not help the traffic issues that plague this street.

Roosevelt and Harlem Avenues, of course, are boundary streets of Oak Park, IL and further, the angry drivers feel as they enter the suburb. As if the small parks with parents who let their toddlers slowly walk across the small narrow side streets isn’t enough now you have drivers who have been pissed off even more to this craziness on the suburban borders. I think that these two suburbs should be more concerned about the traffic issues and finding ways to encouraging people to patron the small businesses in this area. However, all this construction does the opposite.

Second, even though it is the Labor Day weekend, there are a lot of cops in this area particularly, the Forest Park, IL cops who cannot wait to give tickets …just because they are bored. Their added presence is supposed to bring “law and order” which is just code for legal disruption of citizens’ daily activities as they travel from point A to point B. Now everyone knows once normal people see the police all of the sudden people want to do under the speed limit and drive like grandmas.

Which sounds great but at the same time is just as bad as the construction on Roosevelt avenue, and can make your trip three times as long due the presence of law enforcement. As I rolled into the Walmart in Forest Park, IL I did notice that once the cops disappeared on a side street from Roosevelt Avenue that traffic started moving a little bit more smoothly. Instead of directing traffic to overcome the issues of the construction the Forest Park, IL police are always adding to the problem, that is if they are not window shopping in Bed Bath and Beyond.

Here is a possible detour map to miss all this traffic and headache:


Happy Labor Day from Oak Park, IL blog

Happy Labor day I hope this Labor Day since it is my birthday to be somewhere in relative peace and quiet translation: I will not be in Oak Park, IL LOL! I will be away from all the rude stuck up attitudes that look at me and my people “funny” and be somewhere we are wanted. That means we take our dollars elsewhere to celebrate this great event (my birthday) I will not spend a dime more in a village that nickels and dimes the people living it in, myself included; then to only have those people act like they have no common sense or manners towards me!

Labor day is the day of the worker something that Oak Park, IL has no idea about as they as I aforementioned nickel and dime residents out of their hard-earned money and have one of the ignorant parking restrictions in the Chicagoland area. The whole village gives the impression that it wants only a cultural elite like Ernest Hemingway (who again did not like it here) or Frank Lloyd Wright, note they did not recognize cultural icons like Betty White or bill Murphy because I guess they work in fields too low brow for Oak Park, IL, too pedestrian or too simple or maybe just too proletariat for this village.

Well, I thank God for the average worker who pulls themselves up by their bootstraps day in and day out to go to work every day (with the occasional sick and mental days thrown in) to work for their paycheck. Not everyone is a Hemingway or a Wright who by the way was not even born or raised here! I am glad that the Department of Labor has sanctioned this an official holiday so that my friends and family who are not from Oak Park, IL (and thank God for it) can spend some time with me on this special day.

This special day (my birthday) is hopefully a special happy day for everyone who reads the blog and if you need to patronize any areas for celebratory purposes try to make it a non-Oak park, IL day and go to either Chicago, or one of the other suburbs in the area that welcome diversity and your money (i.e.: Berwyn, Melrose park, etc.). I hope you enjoy this day with friends and family or just by yourself Happy Labor day everyone!