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, December 01, 2006

Chicago to Dallas and back...part 2

(sorry peoples I am very busy at work right now.....)



I landed in the Big D and was greeted by my cuz Smooth and his boy Dre Day and my lil brother Todd Mack. It was 75 and sunny in Dallas, and of course I only packed long sleeves. I already sweat enough because I'm not a great flyer...but alas......



Made it to my aunt's home where the Thanksgiving festivities too place. This is easily my favorite holiday because I get a chance to see a lot of my family that I haven't seen in a while. I got a chance to see my cuz Primetime who I haven't seen in 6 years, she's grown up to be so pretty (and a lil potty mouthed, lol), I saw my cousin Wimpy's (who's in Iraq) kids, and I got to see the aforementioned lil brother Todd Mack and my cousin T-Sauce, who told me that he's ranked in the top 25 for HS ballers in the state of Texas. I think that I'm his biggest fan. Every time I talk to him, I ask him what college is he going to. I just want him to go to a Division 1 school so that I can check out his games on the ESPN package. I remember when I was the tallest in the family. I think T-Sauce has 2 inches on me, which makes him about 6'4'' now.



When the family gets together for thanksgiving, we have a few crazy traditions. One is a Lip Sync Contest, where members of the fam will pantomime a song, usually a hit from that current year. One of my favorite acts was when we did the Ron Isley song Contagious. T-Sauce was Mr Bigs, Tiger was Chante Moore and I was R. Kelly. LOL...



Another tradition that has caught on the past few years is our when we spoof a current show or movie with a ghetto twist to it. The first year was a rendition of The Jerry Springer Show. The next year it was a ghetto version of the movie Halloween. This year we decided to do a even sillier version of the show Cheaters. Smooth said that he's editing it, so if I gather up enough courage I might figure out some way of putting it on the blog. My family is like the Wayans in the sense that there are a lot of us who can act, and do it quite well. I'm probably the best (LOL).




Also in the fold were some of Smooth's friends. I'm very envious of the relationship that Smooth has with his friends. Its a group of them (5 guys, 2 girls) that talk on the email just about everyday and usually a few times in a month they will all go out to dinner or to someone's crib for a "movie night". They've embraced me as an "honorary member". Around March of next year, I'm going to think really hard about moving down to Dallas....stay tuned on that front.....



On Friday night, another tradition that took place is Bad Horror Movie Night. Smooth and Tiger's mom (Ma Dukes) will go out her way to find an obscure scary movie for the family to watch. This year's choice was called The Gingerdead Man, about a killer who was executed but somehow was "resurrected" as a killer gingerbread man. I'm mad that I was the only one who stayed up thru that hot gabbage! But it still makes for funny conversation at the next family gathering......



(Editors Note: I've become quite busy at work so I'll just give a quick recap and get on to the pics.....)



The next few days were just "kickin it days" basically. I went to the Galleria which is the big posh mall in Dallas.......


I came back home on Monday Night. I got off of the train a tad nervous, because I wasn't sure if the whip would be there, or if it was, how many tickets would I have on it.........But I turned the corner at Archer and Pulaski, and I saw Clyde the Glide sitting there, just as I left it.......no tickets, no flats, no broken glass.......cool.....



I ended the vacation by stopping in a Walmart for a George Foreman grill......I've never used one before, (late as hell!), so I'm looking forward to cooking a few things on it.....



Ok, enough talk, right? Yall wanna see pics....here they go.........


I introduce my family and friends below!!!!!!!!!!







Enjoy....


Have a nice weekend.

Thanks for Reading (in this case, thanks for checking out pics),
Robert L. Mack











19 Comments:

Blogger Curlycurvynervy said...

First! Lmao, thanks for the pics! Sounds like y'all have a good time, those games sound fun, too bad about the movie though..u get points for making it all the way..
Beautiful family, Mack..
Nice to hear that Clyde was still as you left him...
LOL @ John.E Depth..

Fri Dec 01, 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

How you referencin' porn stars in your family shots? John E got locs now.

What's the word on them women?

Tiger, Primetime, Proto? What's the word? You want a new cousin-in-law?

KZ

Fri Dec 01, 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Tiger said...

I see you finally put up pictures of family. About time I was feeling left out. LOL LOL. Yeah it was fun, but I'm ready for you to leave me and go to Texas.

@KZ
Thanks for the complement. I think that was a complement. LOL

Fri Dec 01, 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Tiger said...

I mean I'm NOT ready for you to leave me.

Fri Dec 01, 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

You have a great looking family look like yall had a lot of glad

75...in Novemeber...I seriously need to hit up TX :) I love warm weather

Im glad your car was fine...you know chicago be on bullshit with those stupid stickers!

Fri Dec 01, 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Nice pics Mack!

LOL @ "G-unit". Is that what you call your grandma? HOW CUTE!

Sun Dec 03, 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger SynSational said...

Looks like you had a great time with your family. Glad to hear you had a nice trip and your car was just how you left it. I was talking to my cousin the other day about moving to Dallas, and I think that would be a no go for me. LOL He all hype on it, I'm like, ummmmm.

Sun Dec 03, 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

@ Mr Mack

Heard you got typical Chi-town weather over there **cold as fuck and snowing*** I do NOT envy you for once, bundle up and stay warm :-)

Mon Dec 04, 07:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mr.Slish said...

What the hell is a T-sauce...lmaof..Don't give that po boy that name...lol

Mon Dec 04, 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Lawd, i see anonymous is making the rounds.......I would love to be in your family for teh holidays.....And your male cousins are Sexy..the females are nice too.......but ummmmmmm.. Yeah Smooth is def smooth alright. Gotta love SLide.....

Mon Dec 04, 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Smooth said...

I'm feeling the pics. Yeah you need to move down for real. I think we could take over the world
(Pinky and The Brain season 1 on DVD)

Negropino...
Good look on the compliment. Imma big dude so the gear and the cut gotta be right.

KZ...
Tiger and Primetime off limits I know how you internet thugz do. Naw J/K. I think Primetime in the market for some new and improve.

Mon Dec 04, 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

*LMAO* @ John E Depth....*lol*

Who dat dere J Slim?.....

Tue Dec 05, 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

Great photos. Looks like you guys had a great time. Lol @ you and smooth taking pics at the mall.

Tue Dec 05, 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

Nice pics Mack.

Tue Dec 05, 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger T.C. said...

really glad you had a nice time...I really love the traditions...and want to see them acting skills....

Nice pics of the family too....

Tue Dec 05, 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

Lovin the pics Mackster - even tho u only seemed to take long sleeved majority still S.John RIGHT!!
Sorry i took so long to pass by - been off sick from work and wasn't able to move to my home comp yesterday.

Your fam traditions sound like good fun - y'all sound as funny as the wayans fo real (in a good way!)

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed ur time out - u needed a break.

xxS*Bxx

Wed Dec 06, 06:12:00 AM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww how sweet!!! Dallas is nice...you didn't got to Papadeaux for dinner? God how I love that place. Oh and I'm blessed in the same way smooth is. I have 7 folks in my crew and we are usually together at least one day out of the week. 2 of them live out of town (ATL and Cali) but we still seem to see them once a month so it is so awesome. I think you would do well in Dally!!!

So you call the girl from work yet??? Details please...

Wed Dec 06, 05:35:00 PM  
Blogger Honey-Libra said...

Dont ya just love fam....if i had known about that mall I would have been there when I was in TX....you R. Kelly hmmm LOL

Can I have an autograph mr. johnny depth LOL

Wed Dec 06, 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Prototype said...

man....i did not authorize pics of me on the internet....

it's cool though- you have the "prototype" stamp of approval

Sat Dec 30, 08:47:00 PM  

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