So Who Is Sock Monkey?

I guess you could say, I’m a stuffed sage for the young at heart!

I offer life lessons about navigating the often choppy waters of life.

I live in Manhattan and at the Jersey Shore.

Here are some questions, people have been asking me. I’ll try and answer them to the best of my ability.

What are some of your positive attributes?

 I’m positive, patient, and I’m an excellent listener. 

What are some of your negative attributes?

I get into trouble because I like to play. Sometimes I let things slide until the very last minute, and then I have to hustle. To be honest, I like getting into trouble and creating chaos!

What is your education?

I went to Charm School in Virginia, Monkey Training College in Thailand and studied Monkey Business in New York City.

What are some of your interests?

Reading, writing, swinging and climbing.

What plays do you like?

‘The Lion King,’ ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ (love those kittens) and ‘Wicked.’

What are some of your favorite foods?

Bananas, yams, grapes and green vegetables. 

What are your favorite gadgets?

Pocket Monkey – 12-in-1 pocket tool, iPod and Smartphone.

Who are your favorite painters?

Rousseau, Seurat and Gauguin.

What’s on your iPod?

Aerosmith’s ‘Monkey on My Back,’ ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees, and ‘Shake your Monkey’ by the Black Eyed Peas.

What are some of your favorite movies?

‘Planet of the Apes,’ ‘King Kong,’ ‘Monkey Kingdom’ and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’

What are some of your favorite TV shows?

‘Cosmos,’ ‘Meerkat Manor’ and ‘Zoboomafoo.’

What are some of your favorite books?

‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Curious George’ and ‘Summer of the Monkeys.’

What was the best advice you ever got?

“Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys.”

Who are some of your heroes?

Magic the Miniature Mare, Hero Monkey in Kanpur railway station,  and Bonzo.