By Liz Maverick
The place are the entire strong males? Marianne and her ally, Bijoux, are loss of life to grasp. seems they have been holed up round card tables, enjoying Texas carry 'em. So Marianne and Bijoux make a decision it is time to up the ante and get in at the motion. yet they by no means imagined that Marianne could have a heavily gifted poker participant lurking within her. and everybody is aware what they are saying approximately fortunate in cards...
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38 • Liz Maverick “Look at these people. They’re all perfect,” Marianne whispered. “You know what I heard today getting my coffee? A. ’ ” A guy on the mat in front of her turned around and sent them a very non-Zen shushing look. “Yeah, it’s crazy,” Bijoux whispered back. “The other day I got an e-mail from a benefit-circuit friend of mine. She offered to split a set of BOTOX shots that she was getting on discount from some celebrity plastic surgeon. ” She dropped an arm and pressed her fingers into the theoretically wrinkly spot between her eyes.
Marianne rummaged about in the grocery sack as Bijoux took her jacket off and dumped her things all over the dining room table. ” She rummaged some more. “Wow. ” She looked up at her friend. ” “I don’t care. It’s fine,” Bijoux said. “You don’t want to go watch at your house? On the wall-size plasma TV? ” “No, I like it here,” Bijoux said blandly, sorting through the stack of magazines on Marianne’s coffee table. She settled into her customary spot on the couch, wrapped the decorative cashmere throw around her and got herself all comfortable, then opened up last month’s Cosmopolitan (actually her own subscription, passed on to Marianne when Bijoux was finished).
Bijoux stares up at the ceiling, suddenly realizing she forgot to clean the spilled ground coffee out of the grout like she’d planned. . ” “Yeah. And besides, I could tolerate less and less of him every time we slept together. The mole on his back I told you about? I got to the point where I just so desperately wanted to pluck the hair out, I was having trouble sleeping at night for thinking about it. I don’t know. Maybe we should try harder. Try some of the same things we’ve already tried, but .