i got a lot of awesome questions so i’m going
to do a two-part post to answer them.
here we go.
have you ever considered a pixie cut?
actually, yes. well, not too seriously, but yes. my mom and sister currently have ones (and have forever) and they rock it. i have thought, “maybe one day” more than actually doing it because at the moment i don’t think i’m brave enough. i did get my hair cut pretty short in college though, trying desperately to achieve the mandy moore circa 2004.
it didn’t really work cause i didn’t really remind myself, “oh bridge, they have pro stylists making their hair look that banging. your know-how will not suffice.” so it was ok, but not as cute as mandy’s. another short hair style i looove is katie holmes. again, stylist. damn.
so to answer your question, sort of. you think i should?
are you self conscious about your body? the reason i ask, is because i’m naturally pretty thin, but i do worry about it. and people think i’m crazy. and you are naturally thin, so i wonder if other naturally thin people worry too. this isn’t something that i’ve been burning to know since i started reading your blog, but it’s something that i’m always curious about with women?
i would say i have been self-concious in the past… particularly middle school before i had any curves to speak of and was pretty much a bony stick-figure. my sisters and i all suffered through some anorexic/bullimic jokes in middle school but for the most part, were okay with our awkward late-blossoming bodies. sad/funny story… in 7th grade spanish i picked the spanish name “belita” and a few boys called me “bullimic belita.” don’t you sort of want to hug 7th-grade bridget right now? so, yes, i don’t like looking too thin and getting looked at suspiciously but overall am pretty grateful for my body (which i really owe to good genes, thanks mom & dad!). oh yeah and my sister and i both pretty much never go to the bathroom right after a meal when we’re out with people because we don’t want people to suspect we are throwing up in the bathroom, isn’t that ridiculous?
does the age difference in your relationship ever bother you?
i will say it did in the beginning but i can almost 100% say it doesn’t anymore. not to be a debbie downer, but no one has any guarantees in this life. take my husband for example. he married a woman his own age, and she died. so to pass up on the love of my life because he’s a lot older than me didn’t make any sense. i could’ve married someone my own age who could get in a car accident and be taken from me the very next day… so, it really doesn’t bother me anymore. but yes, there were times, and once in awhile still are, where i wonder at what point i’ll be a widow, but overall my hubs is a pretty young buck (he’ll love that) and much of the time, i feel like i need to keep up with him and not vica versa!
if you could live anywhere (all kids included until they are 18), where would it be (and you could be rich BTW)?
could i have a couple houses please??? i’d definitely live near a beach, but i need family close by too. so, a house in the caribbean would suit us juuuuust fine and then another house that was close to where my parents/family live. can i throw an italian coast house in too? and maybe norway (for my hubs)? i’m rich! of course i can!
Oooh, this is fun. 🙂 1. Favorite song (of the moment – or of all time) to sing really, really loud when alone in the car? 2. Any guilty pleasures you’d like to admit (trashy reality tv, chocolate in large quanities, Robert Pattinson…)?
Favorite song of the moment… this is hard. Really hard. I’m really into Phoenix right now (oh I’m so unique) and Beirut, always Seal, James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Sting… U2 is great. Ahhh, all time?! Okay, up there is definitely Where the Streets Have No Name on full volume. As well as Obvious Child by Paul Simon… as well as Baba O’Reilly by The Who… I’m obsessed with music, I can’t narrow this one down… but I do love singing along super loud and obnoxiously to Indigo Girls–Closer to Fine or Galileo (with sister Kate).
I watch Bachelor and love it. I also know far too much about celebrities and the goings-on of their lives. I have more girl-crushes than I do boy-crushes (think Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz) and I don’t have a huge sweet-tooth but am much more of a salty-tooth person… except popsicles. I have been known to eat popsicles like they’re going out of style.
Wait a second Briget, you don’t wear deodorant?!! Please don’t tell me you’re one of those au naturale chicas who go around smelling like ASS and don’t even know it. You know I love you, but I am genuinely concerned! 😉
You are too kind! I am just waiting for deodorant to arrive in the mail for me from a worried reader… okay, no. I don’t wear any. Occasionally the crystal but when I say occasionally I mean like once a year? I really don’t sweat and if I do it’s so little and doesn’t really smell. Again, genes.
Did you get a boob job?
Favorite question of the entire post. No, I didn’t. But do I look like I did? Is this a compliment or does it mean I look like I have an air-filled chest? I’m not sure… either way, this question was great.
What kind of reactions did you get from your friends after you married a (somewhat) older man, who used to be your professor? What was it like to take on four kids instantly? Do the kids call you “Mom”?
Friends were all great. The most distasteful reactions have been from strangers, really, and we’ve unfortunately heard some of their opinions through the grapevine. But those close to us were unanimously supportive and moreso once they saw us interact. It was crazy to take four kids on instantly and I would not repeat my first year of marriage for all the money in the world (Husband knows this–don’t worry)!! I mean, I learned a lot and needed to go through it to be where I am now, but I wouldn’t repeat it. The younger two do call me Mom but not the older two, which has made the most sense for all of us.
Do you think being with an older man, a more experienced man, makes things sexier?
Why yes, yes I do.
Haha – really, I am sure that things can be pretty spicy in any marriage, but I would say this is the sexiest relationship I’ve been in so, yes!
What kind of hair product do you use to make yo’ hair look so fly? Or rather, what is your hair routine? Us girls with newly shorty-status hair are wondering how you always looks so put together 🙂 Or, rather…me. I’m wondering.
My hair looks fly!? Gosh, thanks. I don’t know. I don’t really use products when wet–sometimes I might use a straightening something or other but it’s really whatever I find in my drawers… I’m not a dedicated user of any specific product be it makeup, lotion, face wash, or hair product. But afterwards, I do like Sheer Blonde’s Pomade (which I hear is no longer available!) to tame it a bit. I don’t wash my hair very often, I will say that. I have pretty dry hair so it appreciates when I don’t wash it a lot– so I would say it gets cleaned 2-3x/week. Then, I blowdry it with a good blow dryer (it’s one of those fancy tourmaline/ion ones and I will say, I think it makes a difference and takes less time). Then I will either straighten it with a flat iron, or use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron to give it some wave. My hair is naturally fairly wavy but unless it’s humid out, I don’t usually let it do its own thing (summertime, I let it go much more than I do winter and then I use a curling product like the BedHead Curls Rock). That’s about it.
what are some of your favorite body products? face or body lotion. moisturizer. fragrance. what are a few of your favorite books?
favorite body products… i like shea butters and lotions like that but i like them to be au natural so those from whole foods and places like that are great. but, like i said, i really am not a true devotee of any one product so i change it up a lot. right now i’m using burt’s bees face wash with royal jelly (only at night) and i love it.
then i use organic coconut oil on my face and i like it but i will say that my forehead is a bit dry right now so i can’t promise it’s the greatest thing ever but i do like it (i have dry skin). fragrance… loooove burberry brit. love it. for shampoo right now i’m using jason lavendar shampoo/conditioner. i like it as well! see, i’m pretty boring in this category.
as for books, prince of tides, other boleyn girl, water for elephants, o pioneers, anything on middle east (beirut to jerusalem, kite runner, etc) and then health-related books like omnivore’s dilemma fascinate me. there you have it.
alright, that’s it for part 1!
thanks for tuning in.