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

Friday, November 03, 2006

No, It's Killin ME

In my last post, I was telling Slish that I have phone numbers of potential chicks in my phone that I never call. So yeah I may get the number, but I also need to feel that magic of having this chick's number at my disposal, in order for me to follow thru. I'll give an example.

I've had Staci's number since back in June. But I didn't get that overwhelming feeling like "Yeah, lemme call this girl" although she's very pretty, and has a banging body, and has no kids, and we have similar acting dreams. But I never felt that "initial connection", you feel me? So I never called.

Fast forward to a few months later, on a lonely Friday night, I go through my phone fro A to Z to see who I could call. Don't act yall aint never did that before, LOL!. I see Staci's name like "Why haven't I called her?" So I make the call. The confabbin' wasn't the best, but hey we're all not conversationalists over the phone. We went to the comedy set on Sunday, and had a good time.

So to try to keep the lines of communication open, I call her on my break Wednesday night. Again, the conversation didn't get off to a rousing start, but it picked up somewhat. Then, I got hit with lines I heard back in my earlier 20's.

"Rob, you're a nice guy, but I'm attracted to thugs and convicts. And I'm still in love with my guy (who's locked up now for another year or so...). So right now, I just like to hang out with people. I even hang out with Les (Les is this big dude who has questionable B.O. and breath...). I hope you're not mad?"

Nope, not at all. I knew there was a reason why I didn't follow thru back in June.

I thought this was 2006? Damn near 2007?
I thought the whole "I want a thug" thing was over around 2003 or so? WTF?

I forget which one of my "potnahs" said this, I'm thinking it was Zed, who said that he was looking for a woman that was about 30 because at that age most women are past a lot of the superficial things (after life and relationships have kicked her in the azz, lol). Although Staci carries herself much older, she is still a few weeks shy of her 26th birthday. That could explain it. Then again, my mom is 48 and still likes hood azz *africans*.

Maybe when I'm doing the A to Z thing a few years from now, I'll call Staci again.

On second thought........................

Thanks for Reading,

Robert L. Mack


Blogger thee modern isis said...

Been there, done that with the thugs.. now I'm looking for a guy with a 401k plan and has some idea what a Roth IRA is.

I can relate to the phone thing.. I'm not big on it unless it's a person that I am somehow content to be on the phone with for hours.

Good Luck Mack.

Fri Nov 03, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger thee modern isis said...

got damn.. I was First!

Fri Nov 03, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

That thug love is here to stay. They might not call ol' dude a thug (or back in the day,"roughneck") but his actions still speak volumes.

I used to disavow all chicks under 30. Now, things are a T.A.D. different.


Fri Nov 03, 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger SynSational said...

I'm with Isis...been there, done that...I need a man with stability, goals, and who I can build something with. Thugs don't appeal to me anymore and when they did, I sure the hell wasn't holding it down for someone who was locked up...nah, dude.

Fri Nov 03, 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said... the "Still attracted to Thugs and Convicts" remark that is a classic..and something I am used to hearing as well. Ladies Can we start the "damn I want a good wholesome negro without questionable body odor and breath movement" ....I agree with you man I thought the thug movement was looooooonnnggg gone.I have a double negative I also have to wait for light brothas to come back into style !!1

Fri Nov 03, 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger T.C. said...

I am with the ladies...been there done that...I want someone with GOD first, goals, dental and medical, you know a job, 9-5...whether its for someone else or yourself you have GOT to be doing something other than hanging over Man Man house playing maddin all night and eating wings (I know that's a bit much just making a point) I think it all just depends on the woman mind state...I am 26, just turned 26 in August but the whole thug thing has been overrated for a LONG don't get me wrong I don't want a punk, someone who I can talk to any kind of way, I want a strong brother, I just think that sistahs don't really get that you can be strong and not be a thug...I don't know I can ramble on about this for a minute...but like you knew there was a reason you didn't call her...I always say..."listen to self"
Peace bruh and stay up

Fri Nov 03, 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Damn lemme find out u gotta smack a chick, do her best friend and call her outta her name to get some decent convo around here. Well its her loss ROb...keep it CHi town STepping in the name of love...HOw did u do with the "D's?

Fri Nov 03, 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Let her stay in that childish mentality and shit I know she aint talking about a chicago thug, either the nigga is broke or just flat out crazy

LOL @ Missy

I guess that's what hot out in the streets :-)

Fri Nov 03, 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger 1969 said...

I can see you saying you want a man with a little "thug" in him if you mean a street smart man who is not a punk...but a convict? WTF??

Throw that chicks number in the nearest shredder.

Sun Nov 05, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

I can't believe in 2006, that silly bitches still want to deal with thugs and ex-cons. That is appalling to me.

What's sexy about a felon? Mostly they're mean, un-motivated, insensitive, un-educated, selfish, un-ambitious, stupid, misogynistic, and lazy...yeah that's sexy alright.

My ass.

Rob, drop that skeezer!

Sun Nov 05, 12:41:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Oh by the way, you need to update your link to me in your sidebar. I do have a new site ya know! ;-)

Sun Nov 05, 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

Women have been liking "bad boys" since the beginning of time and thats not going to end.

So, you can't be mad at a person for who they like just because it isn't you.

I'm not going to lie. I like a man with a little edge to him, too. Not bullet holes and 4 baby mamas kind of edge, but a little edge all the same. A corporate thug if you will. Someone who is educated,working a real job, knows what a 401K plan is and is investing his money, but knows what the hard knock life is about. I mean, that's where I come from.

Sun Nov 05, 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Tiger said...

Wow i would not have expected for her to say that. I remeber when I was in my thug phase, but there is only so much a thug can do for you. Now I want a business thug, which is a guy who can handle his business but still get his hands dirty. Don't worry Lay you will find that special girl.

Mon Nov 06, 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Smooth said...

Man, why am I single? Half you ladies described me to a T. I work for an investment firm but also known in theese skreets. I'm starting to think the ladies don't know what they want. I mean I am a bit on the pudgy side (think more anthony Anderson than Rueben Studdard) but other then that I think Imma good dude. Om my bad this is about Rob not me. Her loss Rob.

Mon Nov 06, 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Time to Respond............

I like that in you. Very good. And congrats for being first.

Did seeing the movie Borat make things a T.A.D. funnier? LOL...
Yeah I know, thug love has been around since the cave man days.

That's my whole point I guess. Dude is in jail. What are you going to do with that?

LMAO at the line about Man Man and playin Madden eating some wings..I'm still laughing now as I type this.....Yeah I think its overrated too, especially with the way that songs (especially women's songs) glorify them without talking about the bad. I've seen it firsthand.

No doubt, it aint a big deal trust me. What's the D's?

I think he's broke and crazy. And if he's been in jail for a minute now, he might even be brokeback now.

See that was my point. Aint nothing wrong with that, but this dude is locked up.

Tell me about it....once she told me that, I knew that I wouldn't be calling her no more. Unless its on some acting stuff. She's got way more connects than I do.

Naw, never mad. I just expected a lil more out of her thats all. If you could find a man that can balance the two, then yeah I could see that as being attractive. But obviously this cat couldn't or he wouldn't be locked up.

Its cool. I wasn't trying to wife her. Not even close.

Hey, the time is yours. Talk about yourself. Yeah you know I've been calling you the corporate thug since back when I was at the cell phone spot and you was at the security joint. I'm going to still talk to her because again she got connects to the acting somewhat.

Mon Nov 06, 02:59:00 PM  
Blogger Mr.Slish said...

I say you put her back the FUCK OUT!!! hit it and quit it Rob...Then let her tell her man about

Mon Nov 06, 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

Lets here it for the older women!!! HA!

Mon Nov 06, 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Shock said...

LOL!! Mr. Mack that was a hilarious story, tell me more!!

Mon Nov 06, 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger 1969 said...

Slishy may be on to something there....LOL

Tue Nov 07, 09:59:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Slish AND 1969
LOL...I'm good. Thanks for the, um "advice".

I told you I like older ladies.

I got a new for you today. But I don't know if you've done it before.

Tue Nov 07, 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

If you call me more than 3 days after me giving you my number...don't call.
Simple reason...if you were interested and I was interested enough to give you my number...then muthafucka...USE IT. It's rare that I give out my number. I am usually like:
"can I have your number?"

Simple as recognize oppurtunity knockin'...

Tue Nov 07, 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Bklyn Diva said...

LMAO @ I like thug/convicts.. LMAO..

Older women are the best.. u betta recognize!!!! :)


Sat Nov 11, 06:48:00 PM  

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