M_Papaya
35 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
I am a reader, writer, runner, researcher, eater, drinker, cooker, jokester, traveller, radio listener, and French fry connoisseur. I love going to bed at a reasonable hour, wish I could do it more often.
What I’m doing with my life
After 10 years as a freelance food and lifestyle writer, I've jumped ship to television and love my job as a Story Editor for a Food Network show.
I’m really good at
I'm a great host, mean sandwich maker - It's all about the mayo and mustard proportions - and I'm getting better at Catan, but I wouldn't say I'm anywhere near really good.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm chatty, outgoing and try to put people at ease. And my petite stature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I love reading Franzen, Roth, Murdoch, Murakami, Leonard, Gifford, Dahl, Blume, Nabakov, Lahiri, Ishiguro, Ford, and most recently, Cassandra at the Wedding, Leaving Atocha Station, Miss Lonelyhearts, The Lost City of Z, The Looming Tower, White Girls, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
TV: The Sopranos, Louis, Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks, Seinfeld, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, True Detective, Broad City, The Good Wife, Cheers, Fraiser, Park and Recreation.
HOW IS THERE NOT A RADIO SECTION?
I watch a lot of movies, I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I love a good hamburger, but I'll gladly eat a mediocre one.
The six things I could never do without
Reading
Writing
A good bottle of wine
My New Yorker and Lucky Peach subscriptions
Suburban grocery stores
Friends and family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm neurotic, I overthink everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hosting a dinner party, attending a dinner party, drinks with friends, yoga, the movies, working a restaurant shift. It's never the same.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't know how to play chess.
You should message me if
You're down to eat a burger and fries.
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