1. Monday, April 9, 2012
     

    today is hugh hefner’s 86th birthday 

    because life isn’t fair i got to interview him several times.

    each time i was slightly less nervous but when you are in the presence of greatness its hard to keep it together.

    this is a man who lives his life exactly the way he wants to and keeps it completely real.

    exactly two years ago today i got to interview him at the mansion on a day he’d get his first iPad.

    he’s a man who even when he lived in his hometown of chicago was a homebody,

    and why not, his house was better than any crappy place he’d get invited to.

    he loves movies, he loves journalism, he loves mavericks,

    and he loves love.

    what he taught me indirectly is that love isnt the same for everyone, but it is everyones goal.

    for the longest time i wanted to go to the playboy mansion, and for decades i didnt even know where it was.

    never did i ever think i would get a chance to have a one-on-one with the man and talk about sex.

    so to make sure i didnt collapse in a heap, i wore my trusty Cubs hat,

    which protects me whereever i go.

    i hope hef lives to 185 because i dont think we have truly yet learned all that he can teach us.

    happy birthday, the real-life most interesting man in the world.