I was so bummed to hear Paul Newman had passed away. I had the pleasure of meeting he and his family back when I was a waiter at Union Square Cafe, years ago in my 20's. He was everything I'd hoped he'd be. And then some. Unpretentious, gracious and kind; he was in a league of his own. Not just as an icon, screen-legend and philanthropist, but someone who figured out how to live a first class life. And be grateful for it. I was in awe the entire time.