A Single Girl, A Single Year, and A Love for all things Bridget Jones.
Monday, October 25, 2010
"Getting Your Colors Done"
In BJD, Bridget's mother meets her suitor Julian when he comes to the store to "get his colors done." While my mom's not going to be around to meet any suitors, she did believe very much in this whole "Color Me Beautiful" world and even owned the book. It would appear I was 8 when the book came out, so forgive me for not remembering every precise detail. However, I do know that my mother had her "colors done" and determined that she (along with me, her clone) was a Spring. I imagined the whole "getting your colors done" event that my mother participated in to be the deluxe Mary Kay party of the time. No doubt, in Bridgetland, there were pickles on toothpicks and perhaps a turkey curry buffet.
Growing up, my mother reminded me constantly about the colors I couldn't wear. Hot pink. Purple. Muted tones like Dusty rose (that was very in during the 90s, at least in Georgia...at least in Kelleytown, Georgia). It was horrifying. And yet, I still go around not wearing pinks and purples, opting for turquoise and yellows instead. Perhaps that's because my mother was a *little* less ridiculous, so I believed what she said more. Even when it was ridiculous.
So to recap, I'm a Spring....and news flash: so is Bridget Jones.