1. Saturday, October 25, 2008

    dear canadah 

    you know i love you, right? you know i think of you fondly whenever hockey season starts – when does it start, btw?

    you know i love your rock stars and values and party mentalities. i love your cabins and your poutine, and all of your kickass bloggers.

    well, last night i met the 2008 playboy playmate of the year and shes from a tiny town north of TO and shes in her early 20s and looks younger, she has a tattoo right above her yahoo and it says Respect. in goth. and i love her almost as much as i love you.

    i was at the mansion for their annual haunted house. i dont know why. maybe they liked my scary mask. anyways i got to meet a half dozen playmates and i got to interview them. i even got to interview 2/3s of the girls next door and mr hefner himself.

    i learned a lot about the change of seasons at the mansion, including the fact that hef not only has two new girlfriends who are twins (one is named karissa), but he has two more, cuz why not?

    they had the whole mansion decked out with crazy lights and scary monsters and look someone dressed up like amy winehouse!

    they had funny tombstones everywhere. crazy crashing sounds. and a killer haunted house.

    i got to interview pretty much anyone i wanted. everyone was super nice and funny.

    but, friends, when i got to interview hef, hero to all men, i swallowed my tongue, so to speak, i froze up, i got cold feet, i saw the legend and i was blinded.

    i may have access now to some legendary people and places. even more than ever before. but i have a lot to learn about being a good reporter, especially on video. but if you will be patient with me i promise to learn from these mistakes and kick ass next time.

    reporting from heaven, tony