We *LOVE* this month.
Is it the never-ending cold? Is it the string of 101 back-to-back snow days where we’re all trapped inside with hours of togetherness?
It’s because it’s “Febru-Arie”– a month so special it is named after our favorite reality TV superstar.
(Bet you thought we were going to put the kissing video here. Ha! No way. We’re totally doing that at the end.)
During a very important blog meeting where we read Entertainment Weekly’s excellent interview with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler aloud in Starbucks (Totally legit blog work, y’all), we came to a realization…
Ashley: Why don’t we ever get to interview celebrities?
Lisa: I think it’s because we don’t know any celebrities.
Ashley: That seems really unfair and arbitrary.
Lisa: Well, it could also be that we’ve never asked a celebrity for an interview.
Ashley: You can’t just do that…just ask them!
Lisa: Why not?
Ashley: That’s not how it’s done.
Lisa: I bet it is. Let’s do it! OMG…do you know what would be the best thing EVER? Let’s ask Arie! He follows us on Twitter so if we tweeted him about 500 times surely he’d eventually respond, right?
Ashley: Or block us…but we’ve got to go for it.
And so we DID!
After only 23 tweets in which we tagged and hashtagged him relentlessly and several direct messages, he agreed! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
Obviously he was wildly enthusiastic about the idea!
Now, we offered to do our interview via Skype in which we suggested he attend the interview shirtless. (You see, we’ve never done a celebrity interview before and we’ve been told that it helps if you can visualize your audience is in his underwear)
Unfortunately, Arie’s schedule (and the pesky restraining order) didn’t allow for our Skype session, but he did agree to answer some email questions for us. (But we’re relatively sure that he was shirtless when he answered them).
Here are our probing questions, his answers, and our reactions to them.
Q: Obviously Febru-Arie is our favorite month. We celebrate by photoshopping your head into various pictures with us. How do you commemorate this magical time of year?
Arie: I think the best thing to realize is that chocolate and wine make everything better. Make sure to commemorate FebruArie by consuming these on a nightly basis!
Well if Arie says we have to, we have to! Weight Watchers be damned! On it!
Q: What is your favorite blog? Is it The Dose of Reality or is it our blog, The Dose of Reality? Please elaborate.
Arie: Haha! Well I do appreciate your commitment. I think all of America should get on your level. It would be a better place!
OMG…did he just propose to us? Did he just says he wants a commitment with us? We sort of blacked out and everything just went foggy.
Q: We made a “Flat Arie” and we carry him everywhere. If we made a Flat Lisa and Flat Ashley and mailed them to you, what kind of selfie would you take with them?
Arie: How’s the racetrack? Could you handle the speed?
Q: As you may know, we are both in the medical field so this question is strictly professional. Since you have been scientifically proven to be the best kisser in the Western Hemisphere, how do you keep the four muscles comprising your obricularis oris in shape?
Arie: Practice…practice makes perfect.
Arie: Meggings all the way…I mean, I think I already saw Juan Pablo rocking them?