Tag Archives: life

Return of the Max
  • November 12, 2013

    My word it's been a long time, hasn't it? Too long! I originally intended to say it's been __ number of weeks since I last posted anything on here but when I looked ...

    Leaving a Lasting Impression
  • September 13, 2012

    Sunday morning I woke up to the smell of bacon frying. Dishes clanging in the sink, my mother singing along to gospel radio - a few beats behind and more than a few ...

    I Call Bullshit on Social Media Woes
  • September 7, 2012

    A big part of my job and my life is talking about social media. It's the biggest thing ever in the entire world, dontcha know. What's the role of it, should you ...

    Big Fat Secrets
  • June 12, 2012

    Last Wednesday a tonne of bricks fell on my head. It was sudden and unexpected and left my brain spinning with confusion, but it was also kind of awesome. And then ...

    Time to Get Summer Fit
  • May 14, 2012

    So there are 37 more days until summer and if you're anything like me, there's a bit of a crisis going on beneath your clothes. Under normal circumstances, I do a ...

    Possession (50 Shades of Hot)
  • April 2, 2012

    I have a new obsession. Not that I needed one more thing to distract me from work, my friends, my workouts, and my blog; but my new compulsion is a dirty little itch ...

    Three More Days
  • March 30, 2012

    Are you there world? It's me, Max. I'm still alive!

    10 Thoughts About Quitting Smoking
  • March 19, 2012

    I fucking love smoking. It's what I do. My entire adulthood has happened with a cigarette in my hand. Well, except for a two-year blip in my twenties where I quit ...

    Appreciation
  • March 14, 2012

    My girlfriend made me late yesterday. I had plans to meet up with my sister after work, and for once in my life I'd planned my departure perfectly so that I would ...

    Are You Following Your Flow?
  • March 12, 2012

    I've never really been one for making life plans. For most of my adulthood I've drifted seamlessly from job to social circle to neighbourhood to hairstyle; never ...

    Truth Lite
  • March 5, 2012

    A couple of weeks ago I watched a documentary about Bob Marley that fucked me up.

    I Don’t Like to Work Hard
  • January 24, 2012

    "History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become ...

    A Dizzy Girl’s Guide to Succeeding at Life
  • January 19, 2012

    As those of you who know me in real life know, I'm a big time scatterbrain. I don't know if it's my age or my superior intelligence or what, but my brain is like a ...

    Do You Have a Line?
  • January 17, 2012

    I'm an extremely generous person. Always have been. A "here take the shirt off my back" kind of person. "Oh you like it? Take it!" kind of person. I give freely and ...

    Smug Bastards
  • December 8, 2011

    I'm not a particularly humble person. I don't really believe in false modesty. I work hard to be as dope as I am and I take immense pride in my dopeness. And I ...

    Break On Through
  • November 30, 2011

    A couple of years ago I logged off of life. For about six weeks I didn't go anywhere, didn't see anyone, and didn't speak to my friends beyond "yes I'm okay". I ...

    Greatness
  • September 27, 2011

    I never really wanted to be great. I had no big career aspirations growing up. When I was a little girl if you'd asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would ...

    Hard Time Blues
  • August 15, 2011

    Confession: lately life has been kicking my ass. I haven’t been feeling well, work is…work, and last week I got fucked over royally by the universe and ...

    Black Greeks for Dummies
  • August 4, 2011

    As you guys already know, I stay losing by being Canadian. They do not give out condoms on the subway here, we don't have Pandora, and our butter pales in comparison ...

    Life Au Naturale
  • July 28, 2011

    As some of you may remember, at the beginning of the month I vowed not to wear makeup or flat iron my hair during the week for the month of July.

    F*ck the Feedback
  • July 26, 2011

    Last week I got a nasty email. Not the good kind of nasty from a man lusting after me; filled with well-placed fucks and detailing exactly what the sender wants to ...

    Old Friends
  • July 20, 2011

    A couple of weeks ago I was in a cab, rushing to West Queen West to judge an event with three lovely ladies.  Because I’d read some epic smut and had to take ...

    Dealing with Disappointment
  • July 11, 2011

    So this weekend I spent an obscene amount of time watching Work Out.  It’s a reality show about a personal trainer named Jackie Warner, whose workout ...

    A Post About Water
  • July 6, 2011

    Every week in my house there is a different debate going on. Sometimes it’s whether I need to get out of whatever romantic entanglement I’m currently in, ...

    Max Au Naturale
  • July 5, 2011

    As you guys know, I was brought up to be a “proper young lady”. I was walking with books on my head at 13, I’ve got a mean strut in heels, and I ...

    Compassion
  • June 16, 2011

    Only a few days left of voting for the Black Weblog Awards. Please head over here to vote for me. Please! Picture it. I’m standing outside the AMC waiting for ...

    How to Argue (A Guide for Women)
  • May 24, 2011

    So thanks to you – best readers ever – I topped what I did last year and am nominated for four Black Weblog Awards! You guys fucking rock. Now you know ...

    Playing By The Rules
  • May 18, 2011

    So thanks to you – best readers ever – I topped what I did last year and am nominated for four Black Weblog Awards! You guys fucking rock. Now you know ...

    The Day the Lights Went Out
  • May 16, 2011

    There are a lot of things that can cause a person to leave your life. Sometimes it’s some deep and unforgivable bullshit that goes down that causes you to ...

    Love and Lies

    Yet another story about the Spectacular Asshole.

    No Questions Asked
  • April 27, 2011

    I’m fucking amazing at job interviews. That might be the most random opening line ever, but it’s also true. Though I have the tendency to be a highly-strung ...

    Top 10 Honky Hits
  • April 14, 2011

    Okay first of all, please don’t get offended by my use of the word “honky”. It’s a stupid word but it goes better with hits than ...

    Am I Bad in Bed?
  • April 13, 2011

    Confession: the comments on Monday’s post gave me a bit of a complex. Now I’m not the woman in the scenario, but I felt for her. Like I said, I’ve ...

    The Ex Factor
  • April 5, 2011

    Those of you who follow me or any of your favourite bloggers on twitter have probably seen more than enough tweets about the epicness of our weekend in DC. I ...

    Don’t Look Back

    My mother was married twice before my father. Both relationships ended because the man committed one or a series of egregious acts that brought her to her breaking ...

    Wanting is Complicated
  • March 17, 2011

    Confession time: yesterday at about 4 o’clock I went into my office, shut the door, put my head on my desk and quietly cried. It was only for a moment, but as ...

    The Spectacular As$hole

    Of all the words I could use to describe the man I spent the better part of my twenties with, Spectacular Asshole is my favourite. Not just because it’s kinda ...

    (Toronto) Hip Hop You’re the Love of My Life
  • February 14, 2011

    With Valentine's day being forced down my throat. pause. upon us, I've been struggling to come up with an appropriate post to acknowledge the nauseating festive ...

    I’m So Self-Conscious
  • January 26, 2011

    Those of you who follow me on twitter may have seen my tweets last night about going to hear Spike Lee speak. Despite @MidtownMo‘s determination to steal my ...

    Fatal Flaws
  • January 3, 2011

    It’s a new year and I’m sure a bunch of you are either frantically scribbling down new year’s resolutions or struggling to work the ones ...

    Drink Away the Pain
  • November 4, 2010

    I had a really bad day yesterday. I wasn’t feeling well, someone stole my lunch, Lala tried to steal Cheekz from me and one of my account executives kept ...

    Fear of Flying
  • October 20, 2010

    While you’re reading this I’m freakng the fuck out. As many of you know, today I leave on my very first grown up vacation. For the first time ever I ...

    Can You Do What I Do?
  • October 18, 2010

    I’ve always been kind of a nerd. You guys already know this about me. Most of what appeals to me in life is cerebral and carnal rather than physical. ...

    Uncrossing the Line
  • October 13, 2010

    Everywhere we go in life there are lines. Invisible lines that designate the zone of acceptable behaviour in any given situation. Sometimes the lines are explained ...

    Ten Songs I Hate and You Love
  • August 4, 2010

    First things first: have you voted for me and my buddies yet?? Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I am a contrary person. I don’t like to like the things ...

    Top 10 Songs You Don’t Know

    Those of you who know me in real life know that I walk pretty much everywhere I go; therefore my iPod is my constant companion and very best friend. It’s ...