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

Monday, September 11, 2006

The MACK and the DONKEY

Ok, now this is what weekends are supposed to be made of.

Attention folks, your boy has got a new partna in crime.

He's that bloggin' cat known as 1 in the same aka "Me and My Donkey".

I put an APB (All points Bulletin) out for him last week, and he responded. He's from up north, close to the Illinois/Wisconsin state line, so coming to the city is an event for him. We made plans to hit up a clubbin spot, except as most of yall know I ain't a clubber. But he made a special trip, so I didn't want to disappoint. I've been wanting to hit up the Funky Budhha Lounge for a while now, but access has been denied twice for getting there too late. I've been to this spot at 12:30 once and 11:45 before, Why in the hell is this place always packed with lines nearly a block long? So this time, I made sure to get there early, at least that was the plan.

I was enjoying my Saturday afternoon as usual, but I knew I had things to do before I set off for the night. But here I am sitting in front of the boob tube, not paying attention to the time, until it finally hit me: It's 8:00...why am I still sittin around knowing I needed to run up to the mall as well as get a haircut? So I made mad dash to the mall, and back to the crib, and I even managed to feed my face.....but now its getting later, like 930 and I still need to get a fade. Normally, a lining (Or edge up as some of yall may call it) would have sufficed but It had been a few weeks and I needed to go out looking fresh to death, so I had to get the fade and shave. After not being happy with the results (I learned how to cut hair when I was 16 and I'm my worst critic), I kept making revisions to my head until it was right, or right as it was gonna be. Finally, at 1045, I'm ready to set foot out the door.

(Oh yeah, some time between chillin and getting ready for the club I get a call from Divine Lavender, who was supposed to also be down. But she had to decline, because , well, if you've ever been by her blog, you'll understand why. LOL. I understood.)

Of course, since I'm in a rush, traffic happens to find me. Every time I thought of a shortcut, it made my situation worse. That's what I get for trying to be too smart. On top of that, I had to go to an ATM as well. You would have thought that I would have got some money while I was out earlier, right? After sitting on the Dan Ryan for much longer than I expected (why do they do construction on a Saturday night), I finally reached my exit. I got some cash and headed to the spot. I'm pissed because its 11:30 and I'm expecting a crazy line and 1 in the same said he's already in the club waiting on me.

To my surprise, it was not that bad. Only 3 or 4 people in front of me. I'm finally going to get up in here! I get in, look around for my boy 1, see him, and exchange pounds and handshakes. Usually, I'm the tallest cat in my circle, but I met 1 and I think I was looking up to him. He's probably a legit 6'3, and I stand about 6'2, maybe 6'3 if I have on Timbs. But back to the club. The place is jumpin ! I see why people like it here. The music was on point, definitely with an East Coast bias to it (the way I like it), but the DJ mixed in some West Coast, Down South, and even managed to get a Lupe song in. It was a melting pot of races in this small but quaint spot, but my eyes were on the sistas. I saw this one chick, and I told myself that I was going to talk to her. I struck gold because homegirl was very friendly. More proof that when I just do something instead of over thinking, I come out just fine. As I'm politickin with Ciera, 1 comes over and I introduce her and her friend to him. Ciera was in the mood to dance but you know I'm a same ol 2 step type of cat. So she grabs 1 and takes him to the dance floor. One problem: 1 came with a lady friend (as he said, he brought sand to the beach, lol). His boy that came with him informed 1 that his lady friend looked a lil funny after seeing him on the dance floor with Ciera, but 1 was having fun. He'll worry about the details later. After getting another drink, I get the courage to get out there myself and do the do. I see where Ciera and 1 are, and proceed to jump in. 1 gives me this look and points like "its all yours, handle that!" So I start dancing with Ciera as 1 fades into the background. At the same time, I saw this other chick that I wanted to get at too. Damn, maybe I should dance with Ciera and give the other chick the "eye". That's ok, I put my focus on the chick at hand and I'll probably see the other one later on in the night. I danced with Ciera for a few more songs and I went off to take a break and check up on 1.

As I'm chilling out, viewing the dance floor from the outside, this nice looking, but not overly-fine chick named Ashanti comes up to me and is looking at me smiling. I'm saying my hello's and such, and she tells me that she had to come over to check me out. So I do a spin, and ask her what does she think? LOL.....
We talk for a few minutes, and then she brings her girls over to introduce me to them. DAMN, wouldn't you know it, her friend is the other chick I was eyeing while I was with Ciera. So any chance of me talking to that chick is out the window now that I've been talking to Ashanti. Oh well....

Before the night was out, I made sure I ran into Ciera again so that I could get her number. Mission accomplished. I heard that the chicks that go to the funky Buddha are much more friendlier than at other clubs, and I must agree. Then again, most chicks that I talk to are friendly with me. I just needed to believe in myself.

After the club, 1 and his boy drop off their lady friends at their car and the 3 of us head to a breakfast spot to eat. 1 enjoyed himself quite much, as he goes "So what are we doing next weekend?" LOL. That's what I'm talking about. I'm sure next time he will come sans the sands......

A funny thing happened to me on Sunday too. It was the first football Sunday of the year, and I headed out to get a pizza. As I get there, I see 3 ghetto chicks talking. One of them asks me for a cigarette. I politely inform her I don't smoke. Then as I get my pizza, one of them asks "Ooh can I have a slice?" I said sure, then another chick asked for a piece. Of course me, being the flirt I am, says "Well you all are going to have to come by the crib to get this." The first chick was like "We need to know where you live for that." I was joking, but I think they were serious. Unfortunately, the best looking one out of those 3 was kinda suspect looking. Meaning I wasn't sure if she was a man or a lady, and I didn't have time to decipher for an adam's apple or deep voice , as it was 3:10 and the Bears game started in 5 mins. As I"m leaving the parking lot, I drive by the window and I saw all 3 of them waving to me.

Now see I should have been doing this all summer. What the hell was I doing?

To my new boy 1 in the same, lets do "more of the same" next drink is on me........And blog more, man!

Oh shit, I'm starting to get something in me. Something I've never felt before. Its called swagger. Ladies, beware.

Oh, and I can't forget this: I keep thinking that I won't do any "acting" this year, and "jobs" keep coming. Unknowingly, I was cast in T-Cas's version of The Blogger Real World, and so far it is an act of brilliance (and not because I'm in it, lol). I'm eager to see who's going to get in the shower with who. Check it out, as it is a must read.

Thanks for Reading,

Robert Mack


Blogger 1969 said...


I see you walking taller with that swagger Mr. Mack.

I don't know why you are doubting your skills. Many women would swoon over a tall chocolate brother...The Fall might be your season. Make it work!

Tue Sep 12, 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger thee modern isis said...

lol glad you're realizing your potential. As soon as you realize it, then they will also.

smh@ you doing a Temptations turn. Smoothhhh. lol

Tue Sep 12, 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Rob I taught u well..lemme find out u came to Boston found you some courage and got Chicago on lock. ANd u drinking too? Was it a Long Island? Wheres the pic of 1 in the same? Is he cute? SExy? CHocolate like u? DAMN!!!!!!

Tue Sep 12, 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger ----- said...

LMAO@your swagger! :D I'm not EVEN mad atcha Rob!! :D Gotta do you, love. So glad you and 1 got to chill...glad the ladies were friendly. You had an outstanding weekend, huh? Beautiful...


Tue Sep 12, 08:20:00 AM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

It's about damn time!!! It's never too late, though. The winter is the best time in Chicago to party. That's when you really see who has swagger and who doesn't.

Tue Sep 12, 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said...

Let me start by saying...Rob got all ya'll fooled, everytime I saw this brotha Saturday night he was doing the damn thang.... Cierra, (DAAMN) she was gorgeous (if that falls through send me that # lol)
But on the real I had a great time..I felt my Swagger come back as soon as I walked through the door.
Rob failed to mention the vast array of scantily clad women that came into the breakfast spot... it was raining had to be about 50 degrees, and these "ladies" were naked. It was like having breakfast at a strip club.
Kudos to Rob for picking that club,here's to the Fall since we fucked up the summer.

Tue Sep 12, 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

"I guess you got yo swagger back, mama say I killed a man well I guess I got my dagger back"...*lol*

I'm so glad you got up out the house...
Props to 1 for getting you out...

See now was that so hard?

I can't believe they was out there like that in 50 degree weather, well yea I can...

Lucky me, I can still where my summer clothes where I am...

Rob we gotta go 2 steppin when you hit the Big D...

And why you and Smooth sound just alike? I thought I was talkin to you...*lol*

Tue Sep 12, 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

What's good? I haven't dropped by in a minute...mostly cause I've been busy with this school thing...but I'm glad to hear you had a good weekend. I was busy all sunday jugglin games left and right...even though all I cared about was the eagles...and then the chargers yesterday, but that's neither here nor there. I'm glad you found swagger...cause I've been looking for it and it seems to keep missing me. I should be taking advice from you...

Tue Sep 12, 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

The 50 degree weahter will not stop me from wearing my sexy short shit!!!!!!

Tue Sep 12, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

Ladies beware indeed. I swear men should come with warning signs. Lol.

I like to hear about clubbing from a dudes perspective. Interesting to see how they think. Not that much different then what I suspected.

Tue Sep 12, 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Sup lady...I'm just trying to evolve, thats all....I'm starting to tap into that potential I got...still got a long ways to steps...

LOL!!! I know right....I wish I would have did the spin for her friend though. BUT there's next weekend...

Naw, I aint messing with drinks were fruity.....
I was going to take a pic with 1 but it was raining cats and dogs so we'll save that for next time...I'll let him tell you his

Luv the pic....and the corn flakes shirt....its about time I had a nice weekend in my city!

I know right....So its the wintertime huh, not the summer? Maybe my "season" is just beginning then? Hmm lets see If I become an "all star"...

1 in the same
Sup MAN!!!!!! Good times on saturday....what's the deal for this weekend? LMAO @ your comment and me doing the thing, I was merely talking, thats all. Talking....LOL.....I'll pass Ciera off to ya if the vibe aint there, keep it in the family right? LOL
Yeah them chicks were hoochiefied though....but it was still a nice sight...its supposed to be warmer this weekend so we might see more of that....

I thought about saying that line, but I didnt want T-Cas to think I was trying too hard with knowing lines so I won't be left out of him and Zed's convos. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It wasn't hard at all....its not that I didn't want to, its just that I couldn't find someone to go out with...if my cuz Smooth was up here we'd probably be out every weekend...They got steppin down there in Dallas?
Everybody says me and Smooth sound alike, I said my voice is *smoother* than his, I'm more Billy Dee Williams than him. LOL

What's good man! I was just thinking like man what's up with you? I can sure think people up, I tell ya....Good luck with school..Please, if I remember you had ladies at your blog all of the time so you should be straight in the swag department...I'm a eagles fan when the bears aren't playing because McNabb is from the Chi..

Miz JJ
Hmm and what is that supposed to mean? (you saying not that its not much different than you suspected) I need you to clarify on that
And I got a lil swag but I'm still same ol sweet and caring Rob baby....just more confident.

Tue Sep 12, 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger The Saint said...

Rob Mack! What up homie! That was some fun shit huh?! Dude....I don't know why you are insinuating that you aint got no game. were the "Mack" that night. Hook a brotha up to know what I'm talking about. By the way...check yo damn email too....I sent you a friends invite months ago. Jusqu'à la prochaine escapade.....


Tue Sep 12, 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

That’s what I’m talking about Babe!! Get out there and make shyt happen. This is actually a good time for it too…you can get some cats on the bench, figure out who the MVP is, and be bunned up by the first snow fall…and all is well in Chi-town!!! LOL!! Don’t forget to give me details as shyt with Ciera and Ashanti unfolds…and don’t go getting all wrapped up in either of them too soon. You got a good month left to get other there and get some more chicks on the rooster! Make me proud dear child…make me proud!!! LOL!!

Tue Sep 12, 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger DivineLavender said...

So I missed out.....I missed out on seein you and 1 in the Same. I had to get me some....You know I stay nekkid and horny on the weekends. I will iron up some clothes and pick out the 'fro to come hang...I wonder how many ladies I could pull...

I can't compete with tall and chocolate though!

Next time...Poppa....Next Time!

*Waving at 1 in the Same!, Heeeyyyyy BBBOOOOOYYYYY*

Tue Sep 12, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

I guarantee I don't get none in T Cas's "Real World". Wanna know why? 'Cuz blog broads "blog luv" me. I can't get shit offline.


Tue Sep 12, 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

L'Amoureux Brun
Oh so wait, so that was you!!!! LOL...yeah man what happened with your blog? I think that invite was to be added as a contributor so I wasn't sure if you wanted me to do that...I have a little game, its not full fledged yet

Hey I said the season is just beginning! I'm not sure what's going to happen with them, taking it day by day...not to high not to low, and all of them cliches..LOL....but seriously, we'll see...
Question: Did you mean rooster, or roster....because I could take that both ways....I love love to have a few on my rooster and my roster! LOL!!!!!!!

Divine Lavender
I can't even mess with your blog at work.....we'll see what happens this upcoming weekend...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! Come on now, you sound resigned to that fate..I'm sorry to hear that.....
Well I know with 7 peoples in the house something is bound to go down...just a matter of who and when....Tcas need to crank that bad boy out...

Tue Sep 12, 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger The Saint said...

It's all good kid. I haven't had too much time to post on this damn thing anyways.

We'll definately have to try and kick it this weekend. There are some other spots that I miss hanging out in. The Funky Buddha Lounge is definately the SHIT!

Tue Sep 12, 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Tiger said...

I' happy you had fun, but you didn't even call your cousin. My feelings are a little hurt. Still love you.

Tue Sep 12, 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

*lol* @ "I thought about saying that, I didnt want T-Cas to think I was trying too hard with knowing lines so I won't be left out of him and Zed's convos."

I can't believe you are really actin like this is a Real show...*lol*

You and Zed....

*ROFLMBAO* @ ZED...."I guarantee I don't get none in T Cas's "Real World"."

Tue Sep 12, 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

so umm we're still on right? LOL

Tue Sep 12, 06:47:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Get your swagger on Mack!

Wed Sep 13, 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger nikki said...

how 1 gonna bring sand to the beach? that's bad form. LOL

you act as though you didn't have swagger to begin with. believe me when i say you've always had it.

Wed Sep 13, 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

U are right ROb I cant check out her blog @ work DL u tryna get me fired!!!!!

Wed Sep 13, 08:59:00 AM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

I don't know about most women...but I love a man that walks with confidence... I see you and that swagger about to make me smile Mack... *wink*

Let me find out 1 in the Same brought a chick to the club... at least if he gonna cheat on should be with some Chi-town chick he ain't gonna be seeing that often. LOL

Wed Sep 13, 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said...

To all this was an aquaintace that happened to meet me at the club.....I still got my "Mack" on ..... It's all about you Blah...

Wed Sep 13, 10:44:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Cool, I'm down...let me know when...

My Bad, I was slippin....What's good for this weekend? Forgive me.

I know right...I've never laughed so hard after reading a see where he had me talking to a short, light skin chick? LOL...if that ain't me...

Hey you....Mos'Def we are...we'll talk....

You know it!! I'm trying to get me a "Ms G" and a "Ms K!" LOL!!!!!

You think so huh? Yeah I admit, I had in it me but have been scared to let it out...but its started to come out now....

Man, I looked at her blog and was like wow, and I didnt even hafta break out a credit card (LOL!!!!) Not that I do that type of thing......I get mine for free..

If I can make blah smile, then man I must be doing something right....yeah 1's friend was just that. a friend.

I got your back. but you and blah need to handle that off the blog..LOL....kidding...(unless yall gonna do it...)

Wed Sep 13, 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger DivineLavender said...

Negropino & Rob....I don't know what you all are talking about. *Lying and dodging the windows...looking for the lightning strikes*

*Licking my nipples and typing LMAFO*

Wed Sep 13, 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

Damn, I swore I commented the other day. But now everybody done said what I was gonna say. except... "the best looking one was suspect?" What them other girls look like? LMAO

Thu Sep 14, 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Divine Lavender
*just turning head*........

The 2 other chicks were ghetto and not that attractive..the other "chick" (and I say that loosely) looked ok, but the jawline looked a lil too "strong". LOL...and "she" had on a lot of makeup...

Thu Sep 14, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

Sounds like y'all r gonna have plenty more nights to remember
x x x x
x x x x

Thu Sep 14, 10:38:00 AM  

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