Sunday, July 16, 2017

My hero

My preceding post included a photo of Ryan Seacrest, a graduate of Dunwoody High School in Atlanta who became a radio personality, television host, and producer who gained celebrity for his associations with American Idol, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, E! Live, and most recently as co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan. He is, I guess, a pop culture icon. I say guess because pop culture is not my area of expertise.

I mentioned that my heart surgeon looks younger than Ryan Seacrest.

Kylie, a new reader of this blog who lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, left the following comment: "What i want to know about your surgeon is not if he looks younger than Ryan Seacrest but does he look as good?"

I certainly am not the one to ask. I have no idea. I know of no authoritative scale by which the attractiveness to females of one male over another can be measured. I suppose -- write this down -- that beauty or handsomeness is in the eye of the beholder.

So here, for Kylie and anybody else who might be wondering the same thing, is my hero, The Man Who Put The Stents In My Coronary Arteries:

You tell me!

For the record, Ryan Seacrest is 42 (in yesterday's photo from 2013 he was 39) and my doctor, according to his bio at the hospital, is 48.


Emma Springfield said...

I don't know about looking like Ryan Seacrest but your doctor looks friendly. I think he would put a patient at ease right away.

rhymeswithplague said...

Emma, he was excellent. His office and bedside manner showed concern and compassion. But I couldn't help thinking when I first met him, "He's just a kid!"

Two things are obvious: He is not a kid and I am very old!

Elephant's Child said...

I don't give a rodent's fundament what my doctors look like. I do care about their expertise, professionalism and kindness. It sounds as if you got a winner. Albeit a very young winner.

rhymeswithplague said...

Sue, another part of Australia heard from! Canberra and Sydney seem to have different views. Maybe Helsie in Brisbane will break the impasse and settle the issue,Oz-wise.

Snowbrush said...

"I know of no authoritative scale by which the attractiveness to females of one male over another can be measured."

But is this really true? Peggy and I sometimes differ about which men (or women) are the most attractive, but it's a rare day that one of us finds someone attractive while the other of us completely disagrees. Surely, you and you wife can both agree that Robert Redford is--or at least was--very attractive (I like him better than Peggy does), but when it comes down to men like Peter Falk, maybe the two of you would differ.

rhymeswithplague said...

Snowbrush, I think the choice is very subjective indeed. Different body types, eye colors, even curly hair, straight hair, bald -- there is no accounting for taste. What one person considers attractive another may consider repulsive.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I do believe that is Dr Arthur Reitman who first graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 1991. It's only after that that he went on to pursue his studies in medicine. I would suggest that he took quite an unusual path in order to become an eminent cardiologist. With regard to the question of his attractiveness I am afraid I cannot help you as I am not gay.

rhymeswithplague said...

Pudding Towers, Sheffield, Yorkshire, To Whom It May Concern:

For the record, I am not gay either. It was Kylie who wanted to know. I was going to tell you, if you commented, that my doctor had received an undergraduate degree in English Literature, which surprised and delighted me as well, but you, being the online whiz that you are, ferreted out that information on your own. As I've heard they say in England, good show!

I wonder if I can get a discount on his services if I quote to him from the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales or perhaps a few lines from Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard"?

All Consuming said...

I'll be honest, I fancy your surgeon considerably more! He's quite tasty. Free to tell him I said so, but with no 'funny business' intended on my part as a married woman and all that. I think people should be complimented often when feasible and certainly when questions are asked if the answer is a good outcome. Had he a face like a smacked bum, I'd have said they looked about as attractive as each other, and that would have been true. x Michelle