My Greatest Enemy is My Inner Me

This blog will tell the story of an up-and-coming young black man in his 20's

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tripping out on Testings and Tags

* So I was reading Royce's Daughter's blog a week or 2 back and she got into a debate about STD's and what not. I wanted to mention at the time that I had just recently got tested, but I wanted to wait until "all" of the results came back before I got on any soapbox. It had been a while and I knew I was due for a check up, but working working working day and night (lol) doesn't leave a lot of time, but after sitting behind a CTA bus during traffic with a big advertisement about getting tested made me find the time. I guess them billboards work, lol.

Proud to say that I scored "100" on the test. LOL. Not that I was worried or anything, but knowing (and having proof) means a lot more. So you can add that to the many pluses that are tagged on my list.

Speaking of Tags,

Missy with the Ill Nana tagged me a while back, and I'm just getting around to it. Here goes:

Two Names You Go By:
1. Rob Mack
2. Mack or Mack-nificent (back when I used to want to be a rapper, lol)

Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
1. Phat Farm Polo shirt (suprisingly, not Sean John)
2. All White Reebok workout kicks.

Two Things You Would Want in a Relationship:
1. Love
1b. Lots o Lots o sex!
2. Happiness
2b. See 1b.

Two Things You Want Really Badly At This Moment:
1. Bad ass female that adores me. As much as I adore her.
2. Mo' Money, Mo' Money Mo' Money!

Two of Your Favorite Hobbies:
1. Watching sports
2. Go back to 1b and 2b

Two pets you have had:
1. Gismo the cat
2. Cash Bar the dog (moms came up with both names)

Two people who will fill this out:
1. *SnakeBite*
2. 1 in the same (well I'll attempt to get them to fill out, how's that?)

Two things you did last night
1. Worked at 2nd job
2. Tried to call a friend, but she didn't answer. I left a message.

Two Favorite Places to eat:
1. Baba's Steak and Lemonade
2. Chili's

Two things you ate today:
1. Freeze Pops, like 4 of them
2. Peach Yogurt

Two people you Last Talked To:
1. Southern Belle (was her b-day yesterday)
2. Lil One


I took this tag from Dynasty's blog.

Now & Then

Ten years ago today, it was July 20, 1996.

I was moving from Chicago to Rockford for my senior year of high school. Still to this day, that is one thing in life that I wish I could change. I would have never moved.

1) How old were you?
THEN: 17
NOW: 27

2) Where did you work?
THEN: Working for my uncle at a flea market on Sundays.
NOW: Major computer company and major cable company.

3) Where did you live?
THEN: Chicago, Illinois (moved to Rockford)
NOW: Chicago, Illinois. If I ever move, It would be either Dallas or L.A.

4) How was your hairstyle?
THEN: bald fade, waves on top
NOW: same. fade is always in. Grew a mini-fro with a nappy beard while I was out of work for a few months in 2003.

5) Did you wear contacts?
THEN: Nope
NOW: Nope

6) Did you wear glasses?
NOW: No, but I need some. I'm not blind, but I squint a little at things from far away.

8) Which of your pets were still alive?
THEN: No Pets
NOW: None. I can barely take care of myself!

9) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
THEN: None
NOW: Nope. Southern Belle was the last.

10) Who was your celebrity crush?

THEN: Back then I had my hot 5 list: Aaliyah, Brandy, Monica, Regan Gomez Preston (Zaria from the Parent'Hood). I added Mya around 98.

NOW: Beyonce, Letoya Luckett (I actually liked her over Beyonce originally when Destiny's Child first came out. Glad to see she's back), Joy Bryant, Zoe Saldana, Ciara, and Jennia Fredrique. Who's the last chick? She's in a lot of commercials, mainly Miller Lite and McDonalds, and she had a recurring role on Passions a few years back. You soap opera heads may remember her. She's from Gary, IN and she went to Columbia College here in Chicago. I tell people that if I ever make it to Hollywood that I would try to get at her, lol. But I hear that she's married to that black dude that be in a lot of commercials. I'm sure yall know him, he always got a wild fro and a beard.
Oh I guess I hate to admit, but I got a crush on Jessica Simpson. I'm not into white chicks at all, but I think she's fine.

11) How many piercings did you have?
THEN: 1, in the left ear.
NOW: One in each ear, although I don't wear earrings any more. I grew out of that stage I guess.

12) How many tattoos did you have?
THEN: None
NOW: None. I used to want one, but I grew out of that as well.

13) What was your favorite band/singer?
THEN: This is hard, I can't remember. Probably Notorious B.I.G.
NOW: Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco

14) Had you smoked a cigarette?
NOW: I don't smoke at all. A black and mild a few times in the past

15) Had you gotten drunk?
THEN: Nope
NOW: Gotten tipsy a few times, but never drunk. I'm not a drinker

16) What kind of car did you drive?
THEN: Still ridin' the CTA
NOW: Chevy TB, baby!

17) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2006?
Naw. I thought I was going to be married at 27. I wish I could go back so I could have worked harder at being either an actor or sports broadcaster or journalist, but oh well....

I apologize if I don't make it to your blog. My job can vary as far as the work from week to week, sometimes from day to day. This is a busy week. But if I find time, I'll try to come by to blog to see what's going on your world.

Thanks again for reading,

Robert Mack


Blogger Tenacious said...


I would do the second tag if I lived the life that 13 year olds live now, they live the life of a 25 year old now.

Hell I might just do it anyways

Thu Jul 20, 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger i like liquor and tv said...

money and sex? you watch too many rap videos

Thu Jul 20, 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

Boy you better stop thinking about sex all the time...your dick gone fall off...LOL!! Sounds like something old people use to tell young people back in the day.

Glad you passed your keep making me proud!!!

Thu Jul 20, 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Why is everybody saying at that age they had hoped to be married..thats why I Gave myself til i was 30 for everyting so far im right on track.....

Are u tryna keep that sexy chocolate body of yours on a strict diet?

Thu Jul 20, 02:03:00 PM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

I'm going to have to steal your first tag...that was interesting. Glad to see that you're clean. People get so caught up in how many people a person has slept with and forget about the main thing that matters...

I'm with RD...stop thinking about sex so much!

Thu Jul 20, 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Go ahead so I can check you out.

I love liquor and TV
Actually I don't. But I know what I like, what can I say?

Thanks sweetie!

RD and Dynasty
HEY! I aint saying that Im gonna do it with everybody, I'm saying that I want to with that *1* person thats all......

That is so I said before I'm not trying to add too many more to the list though

Papi's Princess
27 I think is like a median age between young and getting older i guess, you know not quite 30 but not quite 21?
Naw I need to lose weight, or better yet just tone it up...that's one of my goals for 2007 if I really want to do this acting thing.

Thu Jul 20, 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

I'm just happy you're bloggin...

Hey that Jennia chick...was she in D'Angelo's "Crusin" video? If that was her, I used to wash her hair...she is soooo stuck up! I used to wet her up on purpose...*lol*

Thu Jul 20, 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Papi's Princess, Rob doesn't like his big butt....*lol* Thats what he tryna lose...

Thu Jul 20, 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

Mag those tags were good, might do one. Totally agree with the love and sex thing.
Check out my thing for the tags!!

Fri Jul 21, 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

I might do that second one...that one seems interesting...but I'm sure no one really cares about what I was doing at age 12 though...hahahaha. I might have to change it to 5 years ago or make it relevant. Oh yeah...and you're absolutely right...GTA is hot to def (from what you posted on my blog). I used to do the same thing in Vice City and San Andreas...but I found out if you pause the game and go to audio, you can listen to the song without any interruptions...nobody tryna jack you for your whip...

Fri Jul 21, 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

I thought I'd be married by now as well, but I was definitely not mature enough for it at the time. I am getting there now. You've never been drunk? Crazy.

Fri Jul 21, 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

that might be right...she does seem a lil stuck up from what i read in an online article...but i still want that ass!....and speaking of that, I think even if I lose weight that part of me stays...but yall ladies really like it, I guess...Southern Belle says I got an Athletic one, whatever that means...I knew I should have played sports, lol

I checked you out, you didnt write.

Yeah I found that out when I got San Andreas...whenever I clean up the crib I turn SA on and put it on pause and let the music play...

Miz JJ
Naw,I had the naseous feeling with a passion, I avoid the porcelon god at all costs...some people dont mind hurling, i HATE that's why i dont drink, because I think of the possible circumstances.

Fri Jul 21, 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

oh white castles is my shit i always hit up one when i go home dc dont know nothin bout that...or mild sauce. they got something called mambo sauce. its straight but it aint mild sauce.

CTA used to be my shit until budget cuts started messin stuff up but you couldnt tell me nothing about the CTA only on the CTA although DC metro is cleaner and runs almost on time you know CTA was always late as hell....

ah i heart Chicago....

Fri Jul 21, 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Hey Mr. Mack...nice blog you got here! Me Likey! It's my first visit. Also, thanks for stopping by to give a birthday shout out!!!!

Sat Jul 22, 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Awww thank you for the add :-)

**sniff sniff**

I've been added you LOL

Sun Jul 23, 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Starr said...

Ohhhh very interesting, I might try the top one.

Beautiful blog!

Mon Jul 24, 06:48:00 AM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

Man, you gotta blog more! I come back and I don't see anything for days. Then I get surprised by something almost a week old.

Good stuff!


Mon Jul 24, 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

I'll be blogging sometime today, probably the evening....I'm going to try to get into blogging 3 times a week, Mondays, Weds and Fri

I used to go around with the CTA maps and study them...everybody thought I was going to do something with them when I grew up..but what's up with the PINK line? sounds "sweet".

Mistress and Speechless
Welcome to my blog!!!!!!!! I am so happy you all came by

Hey! I past few weeks have been "meh", partly due to me...which is what I'm going to blog about...

Mon Jul 24, 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Well today is Monday, so where's the new post?

Mon Jul 24, 12:31:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

i did the tag - happy now!!

Tue Jul 25, 06:28:00 AM  

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