Bridget is the latest talent to join the Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson. She is a paralegal and joins Angie in our “Power” room greeting everyone who comes in through the doors or calls on the phone. More importantly, she signed on to take over the role of wrangling Peter.
Bridget started working in the legal arena in 2001, assisting with various administrative and legal tasks at her father’s law firm. Since then, she got involved in accounting before being inspired to go to Tacoma Community College and pursue a Paralegal Certificate. When Bridget is not working, she lives in Kent with her daughter and husband, as well as two dogs (Roger and Beth) and two cats (Morty and Oscar). She enjoys baking and gardening.
Serious Q & A
We sat down with Bridget to see if we could dig deeper and get to know her a little better. Here’s what we found out. . . .
Q: On average, how many times a week do you hurt herself trying to dance in the shower?
A: Nobody else does that. Everyone thinks of what they should have said in that argument three years ago, or asking themselves why are guinea pigs called pigs when they are not even close to being pigs?
Q: What’s the most money you’ve ever drunkenly spent at McDonald’s?
A: If I was that drunk it was for a reason and my brain is not going to be able to fully process how much I spent.
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how intolerable do you find baby pictures on Facebook?
A: Does not apply. I broke up with Facebook last spring.
Q: How many bowls of cereal do you eat every single day and why aren’t you eating more?
A: Who eats cereal anymore? That’s so 1998.
Q: Who would you let punch you directly in the face?
A: I can’t answer that. It’s a surprise.
Q: How many days have you gone without showering?
A: On purpose, probably 2-3. When my daughter was born maybe once a week.
Q: How old were you when you realized Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny probably never actually new one another in real life?
A: I had an older sister, she told me at 3. I believed her at 5.
Q: Can you fit your whole fist in your mouth?
A: I don’t think that’s even possible, like licking your elbow.
Q: What’s your favorite flavor of Skittle?
A: The original.
Q: How many sandwiches have you eaten off the floor?
A: I have dogs. A sandwich would be in someone’s mouth by the time it got close to hitting the floor.
Q: How many bottles of wine have you finished without ever actually pouring any of the wine into a glass?
A: I’m not grown up enough for wine.
Q: Who was your favorite Power Ranger?
A: Kimberly! The pink one.
Q: What did you do the night Whitney Houston died?
A: I was hanging out with my friend at South Center before she had to go to the airport for a flight to South Korea.
Q: How many donuts are you capable of eating in one sitting?
A: Now I’m hungry, can we switch that to cookies? Crumble is just down the street. Let’s go find out.
Q: Who was your favorite Spice Girl?
A: Ginger Spice, redheads must stick together.
Q: How violently did you have to fight the urge to scream when you hear the ice cream truck coming?
A: As soon as a hear an ice cream truck I just start counting my change for the popsicle that looks like a baseball mitt and has a bubble gum ball in it.
Q: Say there’s like a whole box of Teddy Grahams in a room all by themselves. Say I left them there and told you not to eat any until I got back. How long would it take you to disobey my wishes?
A: What flavor are they? Do we have some? I told you I was hungry.
Q: How many Taylor Swift songs do you actually listen to every single day?
A: One sometimes 4. My iPod is 15 years old, and plays 8 songs. Which is why I can run for 8 songs without stopping!
Q: How long after you feel full do you keep eating for?
A: Again, with the food! Right now, I would finish as many doughnuts as possible, have some ice cream, and you never answered my question about the Teddy Grahams. So, a lot. Why did we have to do this before lunch?
Q: How many hours after getting paid does it take you to spend your entire pay check?
A: Mentally I have been spending that money for the last week and a half. It takes three days to spend it all on needs not what I want.
Q: Do you agree that Harry Potter was a huge a-hole and probably the least exciting character in the entire series?
A: I have never read the books or seen the movies. I still have a job, right?
Q: How many people do you fall in love with every day?
A: I fall in love with every dog I see.
Q: How many friendships have you ruined because you refused to play a game of Monopoly mercifully?
A: I don’t think I have ever finished a game of Monopoly.
Q: What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their baby face. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO IN THIS SITUATION?
A: I cross my eyes. They don’t expect that. They think it’s the most terrifying thing ever or the funniest. It’s also a great way to stop the faux crying from toddlers.
Q: What is your favorite kind of cookie?
A: Do we have cookies? If they don’t have walnuts or pecans, I will eat them. Even the ones with raisins.
Q: How long do you wait after finishing your first plate of food before getting a second plate of food?
A: I don’t do seconds, spoils my appetite for snacking later.
Q: When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever unintentionally vomited?
A: On 520. Well, some got on 520. I did pay for my friend’s car to be cleaned.
Q: What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever intentionally vomited?
A: Sewer grate at Enchanted Village.
Q: If I gave you $10 bucks to go buy me chocolate milk, and it only cost $3, would you bring me all the change or would you tell me it was actually $10? Because I’ll know. I’ll know chocolate mile doesn’t cost that much.
A: I would buy you two more chocolate milks. You can have your dollar back.
Q: How many seconds would it take you to eat this entire block of cheese?
A: How many seconds are in 3 weeks?
Q: Have you ever found the image of a biblical figure on a piece of toast?
A: I don’t really study my toast before covering it with peanut butter.
Q: How long does it take you to scroll through Facebook before giving up?
A: First, I would have to download the app, open an account, add people, wait from them to post enough to scroll through. Two weeks.
Q: Who do you just hate the most?
A: K. P. They know why.
Q: Do you think Zac Efron is really nice in real life or does he just walk around with his abs out telling people to go fetch him vegetables?
A: Who is that?
Q: What’s your favorite thing to order from the Olive Garden?
A: I don’t know. I can’t remember the last time I went there. We should go!
Q: How many times does it take for you to listen to a song that you love before you actually hate it instead?
A: Once I have heard it on four different radio stations in less than an hour, or it remains me of Smooth by Santana and that guy from Matchbox twenty.
Q: Do you ever stop and think about the number of soiled diapers in the world? Like. Whoa. Am I right?
A: You thought that up in the shower. You never confirmed I have a job after that Harry Potter thing. I’m gonna need a box for my stuff.
Q: Have you ever started petting a really fluffy dog and just gotten very overwhelmed by how fluffy this dog is?
A: Yes, but he’s the goodest boy, yes he is!
Q: Finally, and this one is important, so please pay attention. What do you think cats dream about?
A: Being jerks.
And, there you have it everyone. Now, we all know Bridget just a little bit better! In all seriousness, we at Torres & Haroldson are lucky to have her and enjoy her being part of our team.