Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Wacko Macko

[This is not my driver's license or photo. Mine is much uglier.]

Tuesday night
Niner had a softball game, so I accompanied LP to the Sox-Yankees Game. All kinds of hilarity ensued, but essentially three highlights:
  1. Sox lost (this isn't really a "highlight" more just an unfortunate fact).
  2. As LP and I were getting our beer, the woman checking IDs looked at my DC driver's license (yeah, I've been living back in Chicago for 16 months, so what??) and said I had the most beautiful ID photo she'd ever seen. Ever. She told me I should "send it somewhere" (her words, not mine) like a modeling agency. She said I was "gorgeous" (again her words not mine - LP if you're reading this, please verify in the comments section). She even took my ID and showed it to her friend working next to her. When we said she probably says that to all the guys, she said, "No, I'm honest. Some of these people here are real ugly!" I relate this story to you dear readers, not because I agree with her, but more because she is obviously crazy. Our friend Juli from Portland happened to call LP during the game and when LP told her the story, Juli's reply was: "Keep Will away from the Carnies." Which I think sums the situation up quite nicely.
  3. LP told me a game she'd created last year, in which she has tried to create an alcoholic beverage based on each Sox starting player's name. When we got to Rob Mackowiak, LP indicated that she hadn't come up with a drink for him yet (since he's new this year). I suggested a drink called the "Wacko Macko" which, in a moment of sheer collaborative brilliance, will be comprised of Hawaiian Punch, DeKuyper's "Island Blue Pucker" flavor, and (of course) Everclear. It will be purple in color, utterly fabulous, and I declare it to be the official drink of Summer '07 (replacing last year's official drink, the "Calimocho"). Who is with me??
    [This is Rob Mackowiak]

11 comments:

Julie_Gong said...

1. That dude is totally rockin the Wolverine hairdo.
2. I am in for Wacko Macko. But of course I am.

classyandfancy said...

Sign me up for the Wacko Macko. I already love that Polak, so I am sure to love the elixir created in his honor.

And regarding the ID photo, you are too modest. Haven't you been told like a billion times that you are quite photogenic?

5 of 9er said...

Julie should be... Mackowiak played for the Pirates forever. And it's a drink.

My softball game was cancelled so I sat home.

lp said...

Oh my dear sweet Cherry, you are too modest...at one point she did call you "the most beautiful man in the universe". Move over He-Man! Yeah and I got the pitty comment of "oh and your pretty too";). Yes the Wacko Macko is on! Along with the Kinky Konerko because anything with the word "kinky" in it is just plain fun. Cheers!

One Lil Aussie said...

I have no idea what Everclear and Island Blue Pucker is, but I will so give it a try! Who could resist a purple beverage?? GO SUMMER...I mean WACO MACKO!

One Lil Aussie said...

Ooops...Wacko Macko...no ties with Waco, naturally!

Loaf said...

If I knew what any of those ingredients were, it would get my full support! For now I'll just have to take your word for it.

blythe said...

oh come on. people do that ID thing to me all the time. except instead of saying i have the most beautiful ID photo, they say it's the worst they've ever seen and offer me a bag. for a small fee. oh everclear.

Airam said...

That guy is pretty hot. I'm digging his hair.

egan said...

Your closer went to my high school for whatever that's worth.

carolyn says said...

i think you should change the name of this blog to "Keep Will Away from the Carnies" and then you could personally go near lots of carnies and tell stories about the resulting hijinks!

Also, the Wacko Macko sounds delicious but dangerous. A winning combination.