So…I wanted to make a video reenacting the interview with Dr. McDreamy, as performed by Brian…but he said no. Or I didn’t ask him and dreamed it all up in my head. One of those.
Instead, I’ll give you the highlights. And the interview. And pictures. Because that’s what I do.
Also, I suppose I should restart by telling you what the hell I’m talking about.
At BlogHer (oh yes. That again. You thought I was done…silly
humans blog friends) I was offered the opportunity to interview delicious respectable celebrity doctor, Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors. Some of you may know him from The Bachelor in Paris (I’m not going to lie, I don’t actually watch reality TV but I can see why they chose him as The Bachelor. He’s pretty. Smart.)
I began the day by sitting in on the first half of his panel about health and wellness, presented by Simply Saline (the very kind sponsors who offered me the opportunity to interview Dr. Stork). During this time, much like a high school student completing their homework for 6th hour in 1st hour, I wrote up my questions for the interview scheduled for that afternoon. The following is what resulted (None of these are direct quotes…there is some author interpretation/liberties).
I did tell him I was a humor blogger…and that things would be a little more..well me…hopefully he’s cool with my…memory.
Me: In your panel, which I only saw half of
before I snuck out to explore the expo floor you spoke about the importance of prevention. How can someone with a penchant for falling down, sprains, etc prevent injuries?
Dr. Stork: Footwear. What kind of shoes are you wearing?
Me: My shoes rock. They have arch support and everything!
Dr. Stork: Even those can catch and make you trip. You’ve got to watch where you’re walking. Railings are there for a reason. They joke about people not being able to walk and chew gum at the same time? That’s almost true. You’ve got to focus.
Me: My mom says that to me all the time. She loves you by the way. She wanted me to marry you.
Dr. Stork: Ignoring the last comment Aw well, tell your mom I say hi. Also, clothing. If you wear loose clothing, you can get caught up in it and that can make you fall.
Me: So you’re saying I should wear tighter clothes?
Dr. Stork: laughs Yeah, I guess so.
Me: When it comes to cuts, burns, and other kitchen injuries, what are some fast responses that can help minimize the injuries?
Dr. Stork: Cool water for both. It will soothe a burn and clean a cut. Most importantly, though, pay attention when you’re cooking.
Me: What are your thoughts on wheelie sneaks?
Dr. Stork: On what?
Me: Wheelie. Sneaks. You know? Sneakers with wheels on the bottom?
Dr. Stork: Oh like the kids shoes?
Me: And grown ups…
Dr. Stork: For you?!? Didn’t you just mention you fall down a lot?
Me: Maybe. giggle (This is where I casually touched his chest. Like it wasn’t planned or anything. Yes, that’s right. I touched his chest. Sorry Brian. )
Dr. Stork: Well I guess focusing is the biggest thing. And practice. And wearing a helmet.
Me: I practice at the grocery store, while holding onto the cart.
Dr. Stork: That doesn’t sound like the best idea for you…
Me: My mom says the same thing.
Dr. Stork: OK, I’ll make a deal with you. You can use the wheelie sneaks if you PROMISE to wear a helmet. You can tell your mom, when you fall down and hurt yourself, but don’t get a head injury, that I said it was okay and I’m the reason that you’re alive.
Dr. Stork: I’m serious. If I see you in the grocery store, you better be wearing a helmet.
Me: If you see me in the grocery store and say hi, I will ALWAYS wear a helmet.
Dr. Stork: Deal.
Me: Okay. SO I asked my readers for suggestions on what to ask you…and the questions they came up with were so inappropriate I couldn’t even say them out loud to you.
Dr. Stork: laughing I plead the fifth!
Me: Don’t worry, this is the only one I could share (THANKS A LOT YOU GUYS!) What pushed you into being a celebrity doctor?
Dr. Stork: I was at a bar after work, the network sat down with us, bought some drinks. A month later I was in Paris.
Me: Alrighty then.
The lady in charge: Time’s up.
Me: Two more questions!
The lady in charge: FAST.
Me: Trick question: Is there such a thing as too much cheese?
Dr. Stork: No?
Me: Good answer (You hear that?! A doctor said cheese is good for me!) Favorite unhealthy snack. Go.
Dr. Stork: Cheese. I mean brownies.
Then he hugged me.
So there you have it kids. He told me to pay attention and focus…apparently that’s how it’s done.
How’d I do in my first serious journalist interview with someone moderately famous? At least this time I didn’t make a complete ass of myself (unlike that one time with Jenny Lawson). Right? Right.
I was not compensated to write this post. I was given a goodie bag of products and granted the time to interview Dr. Stork.Hey! Did you know you can buy my book on Amazon? 37 women wrote about the struggle for perfection, and I'm one of 'em. Go check it out!