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

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fact or Fiction: The Summer of 2006

That's a wrap for the summer of 06.

It was a period of peaks and valleys, so to sum it up, I'm going to talk about some of events that I forecasted for the summer, and how those said events actually occurred. For my ESPN Sportscenter heads, you know that they run a segment sometimes called Fact of Fiction, where they predict what could happen, and the analyst will either say fact or fiction and why. So you can think of this in a way as Rob Mack's Fact and Fiction of the Summer of 2006.

1. I'm going to quit my 2nd job at the start of the summer.
I'm still there.

1b. I'm going to quit my 2nd job by the end of the summer.
I'm still there. I love the extra money coming in, but I know that the longer I work the 2nd job, the longer I wil delay my real dream. So as of now, I will work the 2nd job until the end of 2006.

2. I will not be doing any acting this year.
Somehow, I found time to do a play. 2, actually. If I figure it out, I might be able to post a few minutes of it on here.

3. Me and Gina are will kick it hard, possibly becoming a couple.
LOL!!!!!!. Not even close. 30 day period is something else. We started seeing each other in Mid-May, by Mid-June it fell off. We went to the movies sometime in July, but that's been it. Maybe down the line that road will be crossed again, but as of now she's in the rear view mirror plenty of miles back. But for the record, we're still cool.

4. Me and Chappelle #2 end our "relationship"
FACT. I thought she would always be someone I could call on during those lonely nights, but I knew she would eventually get tired of that. I believe she even has a boyfriend now. She told me a while back that it "felt good when I'm approached and treated like I'm worth pursuing and worth spending time on and worth putting in some effort".
I understood completely. Lesson Learned.

5. I wouldn't see my first girlfriend again.
She came to my play, and we had a long talk after the play, explaining why she hasn't spoken to me in the past year. I even made a 3 part blog entry about our situation, including the "first time" and getting busted by my great aunt. LOL. The 3 part blog was the hardest thing I've had to write to date. I guess because it came straight from the heart.

6. I wouldn't see my most recent ex again.
I called her out of the blue to see the movie The Lake House, which I was in. We started to see each other again for a couple of weeks, but after she came back from Kentucky we stopped talking. I figured it was because she didn't want to get hurt again, and I didn't want to be in that position, so I left it alone. I did talk to her recently. She works in a condo downtown where a lot of rich folks stay. In fact, some Chicago Bulls player that I can't name (LOL) has a crush on her. I told her to go for it. I need some tickets.

7. The only male blogs I'll ever check out on the regular are Zed, Slish, Venom, and Serial Dater.
LOL. I opened my eyes up and checked out T-Cas, now he one's my favorites. Also Charles, 1 in the same, Atl Mack, and The Brothers Man Law, and Organized Noise. Others too but I can't remember them all at this point.

8. I'm going to become a party animal, with chicks running rampant thru the South Shore pad, banging left and right.
LOL. Next!
Seriously though, I did think I was going to go out more. But working 2 jobs drained my energy. I should have invested in a Red Bull or two. The only chick I would even say I met over the whole summer is Ms Stepper. I still talk to her. But, like Zed said, she's a strobe-lite honey. LOL. What ever happened to The Mack-O-Meter?

9. 230 pounds? No, not me!
Yes, I was clocked at 229.8. I finally said enough was enough, and started my campaign to lose weight aka The Blogger Fit Club. The goal is to get down to 200 by January 1, 2007, and at last glance I've lost 14 pounds since August 7. At this rate, I might reach my goal by the end of September.

10. Chances of meeting any bloggers would be slim and none. I'm not really interested in all of that.
I met Nsane, I was in the same building as Knockout Zed (*african* snuck out the back door, LOL), and I met Dynasty, Missy, and Skinny G. I plan on meeting more of yall in the future. NYC is sounding really good...Big Bruh Slish could take me to that gentleman's club..LOL..Phoenix can show me the Huaraches......I'm hoping to see Nsane and JoJo D when I go down to Dallas next month.

11. Boston? By Myself? Yeah ok........
The highlight of my summer, easily. Dynasty was a wonderful host, and Missy really made me open up with her enthusiasm. If you ever come to Chicago, the first Long Isl Ice Tea is on me baby, LOL.

Predictions for the remainder of the year

* I will get down to 200 lbs.
* I will quit 2nd job

* I will do a all-out questionnaire blog (where you ask me anything) some time before the year is out.
* I will meet more bloggers, hopefully more of the Chicago Contingent...(APB out for 1 in the Same, where you at? LOL)
* I will meet more ladies
* I will apply for a better 1st job (yes, I love it here but I think I can do better)
* I will become a better man, continuing the evolution and of Robert Mack.

Here's to the rest of 06.

Thanks for Reading,
Robert Mack


Blogger 1InTheSame said...

Yo Mack...I am trying to come to the city this weekend..probably Saturday night, I'll email you with more info. What do you recommend ??

Wed Sep 06, 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said...

Good post by the way..

Wed Sep 06, 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

I suck for slippin' out like that! I know it!

The next time I'm in the Chi, you gotta be ready to hang. I'm just 2.5 hours away.


Wed Sep 06, 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger thee modern isis said...

Good luck on your evolution!

Wed Sep 06, 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger ----- said...

Rob Mack ~ I HAVE commented before!! :D I promise!! O.k. - so I'm guilty of reading (always) and not always commenting...shoot me! LOL

Thanks for stopping by...come back! ;)


Wed Sep 06, 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

1 in the same
I'm looking to get into something...Not sure about what to hit up, but in Chicago, there's endless amounts of spots...I'm looking for some North Side chicks...LOL....

LOL...its cool, you came out so you get major props for that....Hey when you come back, let me know...

Sup babe! Thanks

Wed Sep 06, 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Just Me Trish
Oh yeah? When? I'm usually good on that...but I'm sure you're right...well thanks for stopping by as well....

And that's ok, you don't have to comment. Just knowing that you've been coming by and checking me out is pretty outstanding in my book.

Wed Sep 06, 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Damn, 2006 is over already...that means I'm getting old...

Well I can say I enjoyed my summer, but summer ain't half way done down here, 2 more months of summer..YAHHH!

And you coming down next month YAAAHHH!

Wed Sep 06, 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

Love the fact or fiction premise. That's hot.

I'm saying.. you make it down to ATL, and we'll hit up Magic City, or Strokers, or Pin Ups, or The Body Tap or... you get the point. There'll be some skrippers at some point. Keep doing your thing, Mack!

Wed Sep 06, 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Ima email you tonight, we can get up Im in town from the 8th--17th of september :-)

Wed Sep 06, 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger Mr.Slish said...

hahaha..T Cas Just what the Mac man needs. If I make it down to Atl shiiit Hook me up

R mack I got you little bruh...The Slasher will be your beck and

Wed Sep 06, 08:37:00 PM  
Blogger DivineLavender said...

Thank You R. Mack for inviting me to a Chicago Bloggers meet up. I promise I will actually wear clothes and not talk about my g-spots. I have only meet one blogger....what is that like?

I can't believe the summer is over with....I love Chicago in the Summer...hate it in the winter.

Wed Sep 06, 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Organized Noise said...

New York City will be more than ready when you (or anyone else who wants to come) decide to make that trip over.

Thu Sep 07, 05:44:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

That was a very inspiring blog babe and still proud of you for the weight thing you have done so well.
After spending the morning in A&E it was good to get grounded and start thinking again.
Drop me a mail when u get a chance and good luck with the evolution of robert mack

Thu Sep 07, 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

2006 aint over yet. Just my favorite part of the year...ladies are about to put up the skimpy clothes :( But yeah its still 90's down there in Dallas...
You old? LOL...
If things work out, I might be down there twice...once in October, and again over Thanksgiving...

Thanks, but your "day in court" post was hotter..Atl sounds good, I havent been since 98 when I was a shorty, well 19 anyways, and it was for a fam reunion so I've never "been" to Atl, feel me?

That's what I'm talking about. I'm coming sometime in 07 for real.

Divine Lavender
LOL..hey you can talk about your G-spot and what nots around me! Clothing is optional (kidding)
Meeting bloggers is cool as hell, because its like you already know the person so there's already a level of comfort. I don't really have any plans for it, just throwing it out there you know?

Organized Noise
Sup Man....sometime in 07 I will make that maiden voyage

Hey, what's A&E? You got me thinking about that TV station..Lemme go see what you're talking about...

Thu Sep 07, 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous MzNewAgenda said...

wow you got alot more fiction going on can change that...good luck on your goals for the rest of 2006

Thu Sep 07, 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

tHANKS roB !!!!! aND I WILL hold u to that Long Island.

Thu Sep 07, 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

You were a wonderful, no fuss guest! Cheers to you!

Thu Sep 07, 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger JoJo D. said...

I'm looking forward to meeting you, Mack, when you make it! Excellent post...

Thu Sep 07, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger The Stiltwalker said...

this is interesting. I can't wait to see how everything turns out. Good luck...

Thu Sep 07, 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

What happened to "I will visit Momma Roycee in DC"? Keep playin here...LOL!!

Awwww you've had a fairly decent summer despite what you didn't achieve. Hey, goals are a starting point...if you miss the mark you just keep trying. you come

Thu Sep 07, 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

I know right....usually what I predict never comes least not when it comes to my "social conquests"

Cool. Book your flight. LOL....

Naw, I can be spoiled, but never have been a fussy dude. Sometimes to a fault.

I don't know now, you might be too involved with that Roedmund stud..LOL...It might be just me my cuz Smooth and Nsane...

Whoa, I brought Stiltwalker out of the woodwork....I can go home now...LOL...I'm going to do another fact or fiction post (God willing) in January....

YOu know what? I'm so sorry...Hmm...well I was including you in the Atl portion if I do that,..but then you'll be back in DC huh...well check this: my ex from like 2001 has been practically beggin me to come visit her, she lives in B-more...Maybe I could check out a RD then....that's probably in the next month or two...

Thu Sep 07, 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Smooth said...

Yeah man, summer is officialy over. I don't think I met any of my goals if you recall that email from about mid June. But I did hit LA up so that's a plus. Haven't heard for nsane yet, oh well, I guess it was somemore Hollywood talk lol.

Thu Sep 07, 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

Baltimore is right up the road...I'll be back in DC Oct 19th. So I expect to see you soon after that...KAPEESH?

Oh and you know I'm starting stuff on Dynasty blog LOL!! Like I said...YOU HUSH UP...lemme handle this cause you taking to long LOL!!

Thu Sep 07, 05:57:00 PM  
Blogger ChezNiki said...

Congratulations on your weight loss efforts! My next birthday will be the big 4-0 and I plan to be nekked drunk and happy for most of 2007 to celebrate...but I dont want to scare I will try and lose my excess poundage BEFORE the clothes come off! LOL! Ive already lost 20 and I have about 70 to go. Good Luck to you!

And definitely plan on being at one of Slish's NYC events next year. He is the Social Director Extraordinaire.

Thu Sep 07, 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger onefromphilly said...

It's good to write down your goals. You know what THEY say "What Gets Written Gets Done". So good luck on your predictions (goals)! Maybe I should join the Blogger Fit Club. I don't need to loose weight but I've been threatning to get chiseled for two years now. I only go to the gym 2 times a week which is not enough to get chiseled. :-( It's hard work and I really need some incentive.

If you make it to DC/Baltimore area I'll be hanging with you and RD!

Fri Sep 08, 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

MY Fav Cuz Yall !!!
Yeah, "we" need to hit up LA, especially with our cuz Jazz moving out there (I'll believe it when I see it though, lol)
Don't trip on Nsane, she's not a phone person...Go by her blog and say what up, but wait I dont think she allows anonymous on her ish....
Wait I'm gonna find that email because you know I dont delete ish, I still got emails from August of

Cool, I'm shocked she hasn't called me yet this week asking when I'm coming. She does it like at least once a week over the phone or email..
But I'll let you know when I book my ticket...
Oh and stop creating mess! LOL!!!!!!!!

Sup babe! You've lost 20 pounds huh? Very good....I'm hoping to reach that point by monday night...I dunno though, because Sunday is the first football sunday and I plan on eating pizza chicken and whatever else I can get my hands on! We'll see....
NYC is a destination in 07 for real....

Uh oh, I get to hang with you and RD!!! Hmm sounds nice...I'm looking at flights now!!!! The Blogger Fit Club is very good for me, it gives me inspiration...I'm gonna need some after I gain a few this weekend...but I might do some running on the lake front to try to offset....After I get the weight down I will get chiseled...those directors would be fools to turn me down!!

Fri Sep 08, 09:25:00 AM  
Blogger 1969 said...

Awww...the summer's over! Mr. Mack congrats on the weight loss (not that you needed to lose any). Keep up the good work.

I know working two jobs is tough but as long as the ends justify the means....put that extra money to good use!

Fri Sep 08, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

u figured what a&e is yet??
accident and emergency x x

Fri Sep 08, 10:28:00 AM  

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