Your Turn

Your Turn/Bridgette Northern

Posted: Feb. 9, 2019 9:00 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher because that's what my mom was.

What would you rather be doing right now? Watching my kids play sports, especially basketball.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I can't stand anything touching my wrist.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Graduating college and landing my first full-time job. (I had student loans to repay.)

It really stinks when ... I come home from work and find all the lights in our house were left on.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Bubbly.

I always laugh when ... my boys do imitations of me.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My husband and two boys, because it is important to me that we eat dinner as a family.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... snuggle up on the couch with my kids and listen to them tell me all about their day.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... creative.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... I met Darin LaHood, Cheri Bustos, John Shimkus and Dick Durbin while chaperoning the Youth to Washington trip for work a few summers ago.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... fly my boys to Oakland, Calif., to watch a Golden State Warriors basketball game. They've never flown on an airplane, and we're all Warriors fans! #GoDubs.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... keep all the money to myself or quit my job.

America should be more concerned about ... the national deficit.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... sticky notes. Did you know they come in lots of different colors?

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... Facebook when I'm at work, because it's part of my job, and the Hip2Save blog when I'm at home.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? A former boss of mine always told me ... In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... nothing. This is my quiet time for the day, which is normally on my way to and from work.

I always get sentimental when ... I hear someone was diagnosed with cancer, as it reminds me of the loved ones I've lost.

The older I get, the more I realize ... time really does fly by.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have visited my grandparents more before they passed away.

My favorite item of clothing is ... socks because I can't stand when my feet are cold.

If I've learned anything at all ... the most important things in life aren't things.

Bridgette Northern, 36, is marketing manager for Adams Telephone Co-Operative, which some people know as Adams Fiber, and supervisor for Chili Township in Hancock County. She and her husband, Michael, have two sons, Owen, 11, and Chase, 8.