In the short bus, Tomas says that the girl with the belly must be a cute girl. Yes, of course she must, Tomas.
New girl. Blonde. Bimbo. Lord, she has one of those little-girl-woman voices that some guys like but that makes me nauseous. And wow, the way she talks all slow, with the occasional weird vowel sound that makes her sound Chinese, lends to her a certain air of, lets say, hardcore stupidity. She whore-overs that shes going to figure out her strategy as it goes -- play up what she has going for her. (Read: tits.) Tomas says, Im a Latin. Latins are known to appreciate shape. If Tomas is Latin, Im Hindu. What a dick. Blondie lets the air seep out of her head and tells us, having to think about it hard, that she works out five times a week! We learn that her name is Jane and shes the Bashful Bombshell. Her quote: My beauty is more than skin-deep. No. Its not. She tells us that most people dont know what shes really like, and she says shes very disciplined and likes to be challenged and likes the old fashioned way of a man treating a woman. Yeah, when he hit her in the eye because he had a tough day at work, made her cook him dinner, and then fell asleep on the couch watching Mannix? Great. Youre welcome to it. Jane meets the other two girls. Jane? She has a terrible way? Of ending every few words? Like its a question? I hate her.
Short bus. Tomas says that one of the girls has a nice back and looks athletic.
New girl. She says that shes going to get the guy, because hell figure out that shes interesting and her boobs are real. Ha. I like her. I mean, relatively, which is a big fucking codicil. Tomas says he likes the arts. Weird Girl says that she wants the man to be interesting and a little arty. Alma is the girl, and shes a Quirky Writer. Her quote: Creative, spontaneous, and fun -- whats not to like? Quirky has to be one of the most overused words in Hollywood. Right between the words fucking and lunch. She whores to the camera, saying that shes quirky (see?) and different and unique. She tells us that shes a dog-walker, which is funny, because I did that when I first came to town and I know how much that pays, which is not much. She says that she likes dogs because they cant hurt you like men. Sure, dogs cant cheat on you, but men arent going to bite your leg. Well, most men. And as I write this, my cat comes up and licks me. I thank her. Then I realize shes only giving me love because Ive hit pause on the VCR and she desperately wants me to keep it that way. Alma seems very young even if she doesnt look it, as she says that shes a dreamer. Shes not the only one. The four girls greet each other in the kitchen.