I admit it, I love to read for entertainment. It doesn’t bother me one iota to read a light hearted, satirical piece of fiction. One of my favorite character’s has to be Bridget Jones. She won my heart with the first novel. I even read the sequel and watched both movies based on Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding. The material just resonates with my cohort, it is truly funny.
By now Bridget is firmly in her new relationship and I believe she could use a friend from Canada. Living on the East Coast, I could take a quick trip to Gatwick and motor to her flat outside London. Our flights always arrive before 7:00 a.m. in Gatwick. I might then try to pick up something suitable for breakfast for Bridget and her children. They would have just enough time to gulp down the donuts before driving the children (late) to school. Seeing we know the teacher, I doubt that will be a big problem for us or the children. Alternatively, Bridget’s other BFF across the street can take the children to school again!
No matter what Bridget is up to in her current life, I have the uncanny feeling I will be able to relate. I am thinking we will spend time trying out younger looks with trips to the hairdresser for a new cut, colour and hair extensions. We will need collagen treatments and new super elasticized under garments to bring us closer in appearance to her latest nemesis! All good strategy to restart our new careers. We can always spy on the She-Devil Nemesis to discover how to better compete. Who knows what trouble we can get into. A trip downtown with a Bobby wouldn’t be all that bad!
I may be just what Bridget needs. I am fairly calm and down to earth. I have scads of parenting experience, with a specialty on sons though. I did not have a daughter but contrast is always good. I am a mediocre literary talent, which would place Bridget well above me. Once again, Bridget would be charmed. Best of all, I can finally find someone who will understand my fascination with writing down everything I wore for four months. She will also understand my struggle with diets, losing weight and staying on course with exercise. We could decide which of my outfits must go, which to keep and I would no longer have to struggle with outfits on the watch list!
Wait a minute! We would not send my clothes to goodwill, we would plant them in the She-Devil Nemesis’ closet and take all her clothes to goodwill. We may want to fight over the She Devil’s shoes.
What I want to know from Bridget is how to break into the movie business. With Bridget’s television and movie production career, I would concentrate on following in her footsteps. Every step of the day we would tweet messages, monitoring if we picked up any new followers. Every misstep would be rewarded with high carb treats, wine and trip to the scale to determine how much weight we lost. For penance, we will go to the gym and watch, “The Devil Wears Prada” while we tough it out on the elliptical machines.
Luncheons and after work receptions would connect us to Bridget’s crazy, supportive friends. I could listen to their advice and if they didn’t have any, I could listen to the tales they tell.
After supper at home at Bridget’s I would charm Bridget’s second husband to take Bridget out for the night. I would ask if they could call Hugh Grant to come over to help me babysit!
All in all, Bridget would be pleased. She has become so successful, she is mentoring me!
And that’s a wrap.