20 facts about me

"20 Facts About Me" has completely taken over Instagram this week. One person posts twenty things about themselves and tags one or more people to do the same. It's a fun way to learn more about our online friends. After being tagged four times I thought it was time to share, and I thought you might enjoy it, too! (Do you follow me on Instagram? I'm @greydogwoodstudio.)  

  1. I'm a total NYC guy. I've lived here for 30 years (eek!)
  2. My one bedroom apartment by Central Park is SO small that I store fabric in my kitchen pantry, under the sofa and inside suitcases.
  3. Madonna and Al Roker are my neighbors.
  4. I love to cook, but my counter is 29" wide with a 30" mini fridge
  5. Because of number 4, I shop for groceries every day.
  6. I'm a museum freak.
  7. I learned how to sew in design school, where my teacher made me cry because I couldn't thread the sewing machine. Ha! Look at me now!
  8. One of my greatest joys is visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree every year. I get choked up every time I see it.
  9. I don't drive! I use my passport as ID - which needs to be renewed soon.
  10. I loooove dessert. I could make a meal out of marshmallow, buttercream and meringue.
  11. Am I the only male quilter using florals, dots and gingham? And yes, I want to design fabric!
  12. I'm an executive in the cosmetic industry. I sell to retail accounts and train their staff.
  13. I like odd animals like turtles, frogs and rabbits.
  14. My cats Mia and Chloe let me live with them as long as I agree to pay the rent.
  15. I'm crazy for vintage monster movies from the 1930's - 60's, and I watch them every Saturday night (edited to add that they're on MeTV and hosted by Svengoolie!)
  16. I'm a cowboy wannabe! I have a large collection of custom cowboy boots, and I've been to the pro bull riding finals in Vegas several times.
  17. I'm obsessed with visiting Santa Fe, and I've been there maybe 21 times in 10 years. Best green chile cheeseburgers!
  18. I was a radio dj in college and I still miss it. Spin some new wave vinyl and I'm there!
  19. I dream about owning a home outside of NYC with a dishwasher, microwave, garden and washer/dryer. I don't have them now.
  20. I am addicted to late night tv and turn on tv on when most people go to sleep.

So now you know a little more about me! Meanwhile, my crazy work meetings are finally wrapping up and I'm getting back to sewing. More soon!