Sunday, April 20, 2008

I AM Bridget Jones

I jokingly wrote in my diary a while back..."It all began on New Years Day in my 32nd year of being single..."
Those are the opening lines of one of my very favorite movies- "Bridget Jones' Diary"

I love it. I have it memorized. And I quote the lines quite frequently. They seem to fit me.

ie. "Have been seduced by informality of messaging medium into flirting with office scoundrel! Will make resolution to find nice, sensible man. Must put a stop to flirting. First thing tomorrow."

Um. No comment.

Example 2- I used to tell my friend, Eric, when we were smoking cigarettes..."I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact that they may kill before things actually get worse." (My favorite line of the movie.)

So anyway, I know there are quite a few similarities between myself and Ms. Jones, but today, it hit me. I AM Bridget Jones.

How did I know? Because I was standing in line at the grocery store and had sort of an out-of-body experience. I noticed this 30-something chic, big, dark sunglasses, jeans and hair in chaos. It's me. And what was I buying? Headache medicine, razors, orange juice and vodka.

Which just begs the question...If I am Bridget Jones, where the hell is Mark Darcy?