By Liz Maverick
Clarissa Schneckberg wasn't able to depart her Silicon Valley task, get dumped by means of her boyfriend, or movement again in along with her mom and dad. She's formally pathetic. And her customers are dim. not less than that is how they give the impression of being from below the covers of her adolescence mattress. yet simply while her lifestyles appears heading south, Clarissa comes to a decision to move relatively south-to Antarctica, to be certain. finally, the male-to-female ratio on the South Pole is anything like four-to-one. along with her buddies, Delilah and Kate, she's able to make the trek and join a few equal-opportunity jobs...even even though none of them has but to pass though a wintry weather with no fuzzy slippers. it really is an amorous event Clarissa will be insane to move up. yet for this snow angel, sanity has outlived its usefulness.
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I want what I had. I want the same. I want . . normal. I don’t want different. There was nothing wrong with my life. It was all making sense. ” The mood once again shot, Kate and Delilah stared downcast at the makeup sprawled all over the table as Clarissa started to cry. Then they looked at each other and transmitted some more nonverbal communication. And then Kate pulled something out of her purse from under the table and placed, in the center of everything, a rusty, dented can of curried tongue.
But it was ridiculous. She simply wasn’t the sort of person who could get on in Antarctica. Adventures of an Ice Princess • 57 Antarctica was out of the question. “You know, some of us aren’t adventurers. ” Kate took one hand, Delilah took the other. “We’re not telling you to lead, Clary. We’re telling you to follow. See? ” “Besides, you’ve been wanting to make a career change for a while,” Delilah said. “Yeah, and if you do a good job, maybe it would springboard you into the Hollywood space,” Kate added.
And I’m thinking falafel would be good tonight. ” “Um . . right. ” Kate moved to Clarissa’s desk where she turned on her laptop and leaned against the desk while waiting for it to boot. “This would be the ideal opportunity to have a talk with her about what’s been bothering her. ” “Delilah’s smarter than that,” Clarissa said unenthusiastically. ” Kate shrugged. ” Clarissa shrugged back. “Whatever. I’ll follow your lead. ” Kate shot her a glance. “So, uh, don’t you think it’s excellent timing, this business of the three of us being single at the same time?